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Friday, October 11, 2019

Vanden Plas "The Ghost Xperiment - Awakening"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelFrontiers
FormatCD, digital
Release date: October 11, 2019
Tracklist
1. Cold December Night
2. The Phantoms Of Prends-Toi-Garde
3. Three Ghosts
4. Devils´ Poetry
5. Fall From The Skies
6. The Ghost Xperiment

Line-up
Andy Kuntz – Vocals
Stephan Lill – Guitar
Günter Werno – Keyboards
Andreas Lill – Drums
Torsten Reichert – Bass

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

We Lost The Sea "Triumph & Disaster"


Country: Australia
Genre(s)Instrumental Post Rock/Metal
LabelBird's Robe Records (Aus), Translation Loss (US), Holy Roar (UK), Dunk!Records (EU)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release dateOctober 1, 2019 (digital), October 4 (Aus), October 25 (US, UK, EU)
Tracklist
1. Towers
2. A Beautiful Collapse
3. Dust
4. Parting Ways
5. Distant Shores
6. The Last Sun
7. Mother's Hymn

Line-up
Matt Harvey - Guitars
Mark Owen - Guitars
Carl Whitbread - Guitars
Kieran Elliott - Bass
Mathew Kelly - Piano and Synths
Nathaniel D’Ugo - Drums
   With
Ellen Kirkwood - Trumpet (3, 7)
Ron Pollard - Mellotron (1)

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Monday, September 30, 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, September 27, 2019

Opeth "In Cauda Venenum"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelModerbolaget Records, Nuclear Blast
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 27, 2019
Tracklist: (Swedish/English versions)
1. Livet’s Trädgård / Garden Of Earthly Delights (Intro)
2. Svekets Prins / Dignity
3. Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör / Heart In Hand
4. De Närmast Sörjande / Next Of Kin
5. Minnets Yta / Lovelorn Crime
6. Charlatan
7. Ingen Sanning Är Allas / Universal Truth
8. Banemannen / The Garroter
9. Kontinuerlig Drift / Continuum
10. Allting Tar Slut / All Things Will Pass

Line-up
Mikael Åkerfeldt - vocals, guitars
Martin Mendez - bass
Martin Axenrot - drums
Fredrik Åkesson - guitars
Joakim Svalberg - keys

Media/Samples 
Teaser
Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör" / "Heart In Hand

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Tides From Nebula "From Voodoo to Zen"


Country: Poland
Genre(s)Instrumental Post Rock
LabelLong Branch Records,Mystic Production
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release dateSeptember 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. Ghost Horses
2. The New Delta
3. Dopamine
4. Radionoize
5. From Voodoo to Zen
6. Nothing to Fear and Nothing to Doubt
7. Eve White, Eve Black, Jane

Line-up
Maciej Karbowski – Guitar, Keys
Przemek Węgłowski – Bass, Keys
Tomasz Stołowski – Drums

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Klone "Le Grand Voyage"


Country: France
Genre(s): Atmospheric Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Kscope - KSCOPE646/ KSCOPE1038
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. Yonder [07:32]
2. Breach [03:50]
3. Sealed [04:46]
4. Indelible [04:53]
5. Keystone [04:57]
6. Hidden Passenger [05:21]
7. The Great Oblivion [04:43]
8. Sad and Slow [04:33]
9. Silver Gate [06:14]

Line-up
Yann Ligner : Vocals
Guillaume Bernard : Guitars, atmospherics
Aldrick Guadagnino : Guitars
Jean Etienne Maillard : Bass
Matthieu Metzger : Sample, saxophone, piano, systoles devices
Morgan Berthet (Myrath): Drums

Description/Reviews
 Known for its trademark dark guitar tones and epic brooding soundscapes, Le Grand Voyage is a dynamic and intense album that explores nine unique landscapes, and switches between dark, luminous, heavy and powerful sounds.

The album is inspired by duality: earthly and spiritual journeys, life and death, resilience and relenting, love and animosity – human nature and all its paradoxes. The ethereal atmospheres combine with riffs that recall 2012 album The Dreamer's Hideaway, and creates a natural evolution from 2015's Here Comes the Sun, evident in songs such as Sealed, Silver Gate and Hidden Passenger.
Media/Samples 
Yonder

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Monomyth "Orbis Quadrantis"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s)Instrumental Psychedelic, Space Rock, Stoner
LabelSuburban Records - BURBCD179, BURBLP179
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 13, 2019
Tracklist
01. Aquilo
02. Eurus
03. Auster
04. Favonius

Line-up
Selwyn Slop - Bass
Sander Evers (35007) - Drums
Peter van der Meer - Keyboards
Boudewijn Bonebakker - Guitars
Tjerk Stoop - Knobs & Computer

Description/Reviews
On Orbis Quadrantis the band delves into unexplored waters, yet their meticulous open-ended psychedelics remain in-between Ariel Pink and Pink Floyd.
Media/Samples 
Aquilo

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