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Friday, August 30, 2019

Magic Pie "Fragments of the 5th Element"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelKarisma Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 30, 2019 
Tracklist
1 – The Man Who Had It All
2 – P & C
3 – Table For Two
4 – Touched By An Angel
5 – The Hedonist

Line-up
Kim Stenberg - guitars and vocals
Eirikur Hauksson (Ken Hensley, Kerrs Pink) -  lead vocals
Erling Henanger - keyboards and backing vocals
Eirik Hanssen - vocals
Lars Petter Holstad - bass and backing vocals
Jan T. Johannessen - drums

Description/Reviews
“Fragments of the 5th Element”  finds MAGIC PIE steering clear of the sterile perfection so often found amongst modern Prog bands  in order to create an album with a slightly more unpolished sound, and  a “rough around the edges” feel  that gives it an added bite.  From the genre-defying opener, to the  epic 23 minute closer, MAGIC PIE clearly demonstrate just why they have become a household name amongst Prog Rock fans, and why this album has been worth the long wait.
Media/Samples 
P&C

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Unprocessed "Artificial Void"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Long Branch Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 9, 2019
Tracklist
1. Prototype
2. Artificial Void
3. Ruins
4. Fear
5. Abandoned
6. House Of Waters
7. Avatar
8. Antler's Decay
9. Down The Spine
10. Another Sky
11. The Movements, Their Echoes
12. Closure


Line-up
Manuel Gardner Fernandes - Vocals, Guitars
Christoph Schultz - Guitars
Christopher Talosi - Guitars
David Levy - Bass
Leon Pfeifer - Drums

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Russian Circles "Blood Year"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Post Rock/Metal
Label: Sargent House
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release dateAugust 2, 2019
Tracklist
1. Hunter Moon
2. Arluck
3. Milano
4. Kohokia
5. Ghost On Hight
6. Sinaia
7. Quartered

Line-up
Mike Sullivan - guitar
Dave Turncrantz - drums
Brian Cook - bass

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Friday, July 19, 2019

Valis Ablaze "Render"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Metal
LabelLong Branch Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 19, 2019
Tracklist
1. Neon Dreaming
2. Hollow Heart
3. The Convincer
4. Keyframes
5. Ascent
6. Saturation
7. Proxy
8. States Of Decay
9. Infinite World
10. Elevation

Line-up
Phil Owen – Vocals
Ash Cook – Guitars
Tom Moore – Guitars
George Demner – Bass
Dayle Williams - Drums
   With
Sam Bell (5)
White Dove (10)

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Sunday, July 14, 2019

Pedal Giant Animals “Zeitgeist”


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: 2019
Tracklist
1.   Zeitgeist
2.   The Approach
3.   Leaving
4.   Eleventh Hour
5.   Fred's Song
6.   12 Jumps
7.   To Venus (Perelandra Mvt. I, Andante)
8.   The Green Lady (Perelandra Mvt. II, Allegretto con moto)
9.   The Golden Feast (Perelandra Mvt.III, Allegro)
10. Blessed Be He (Perelandra Mvt. IV, Presto)

Line-up
Frank Wyatt (Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun): Keyboards
Stan Whitaker (Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, Six Element): Guitars and Vocals
Kit Watkins (Happy The Man, Camel): Keyboards
Rick Kennell (Happy The Man): Bass Guitar
Mike Beck (Happy The Man): Percussion
Cliff Fortney (Happy The Man): Vocals
Ron Riddle (Happy The Man, Blue Oyster Cult): Drums
David Rosenthal (Happy The Man): Keyboards
Joe Bergamini (Happy the Man, 4Front): Drums
Bill Plummer: Keyboards
Bill Brasso (Oblivion Sun): Drums
David Hughes (Oblivion Sun): Bass Guitar
Chris Mack: Drums
Peter Princiotto: Orchestration, Bass Guitar, Sitar
Andrew Colyer: Keyboards

Description/Reviews
A new progressive music project, Zeitgeist is a collaborative music endeavor featuring members of the progressive rock bands Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, and the Pedal Giant Animals project. The recording project started out as an idea for a Happy The Man reunion CD, but evolved to include many other musicians so another Pedal Giant Animals project was born.
Media/Samples
Zeitgeist

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Mind Key "MK III - Aliens In Wonderland"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Metal, Hard Rock, AOR
LabelFrontiers
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 12, 2019
Tracklist
1. Alien In Wonderland (5:28)
2. Hank (The Blazing Eyes) (4:41)
3. Hate At First Sight (4:38)
4. Angry Men (5:25)
5. Hands Off Cain (4:49)
6. Be Polar (6:07)
7. Oblivion (4:57)
8. Psycho World (5:30)
9. Vertigo (Where The Cold Wind Blows) (5:40)
10. Pure He/art (4:29)
11. No-Existence (5:59)

Total Time 57:43

Line-up
Aurelio Fierro Jr. - Vocals
Dario De Cicco - Piano & Keyboards;
Emanuele Colella - Guitars;
Lucio Grilli - Bass;
Mirko De Maio - Drums

Media/Samples 
Alien in Wonderland

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Billy Sherwood "Citizen: In The Next Life"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelFrontiers Music Srl
FormatCD, digital
Release date: July 12, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Partisan
2. Sophia
3. Monet
4. Skywriter
5. We Shall Ride Again
6. Via Hawking
7. By Design
8. Sailing The Seas
9. Mata Hari
10. Hold Quite

Line-up
Billy Sherwood (Yes, Circa:): all instruments & vocals

Media/Samples 
The Partisan

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