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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 
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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.
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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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Friday, July 5, 2019

Nad Sylvan "The Regal Bastard"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelInsideOut
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: July 5, 2019
Tracklist
1. I Am the Sea
2. Oahu
3. Whoa (Always Been Without You)
4. Meet Your Maker
5. The Regal Bastard
6. Leave Me On These Waters
7. Honey I'm Home
8. Diva Time (CD Bonus Track)
9. The Lake Isle of Innisfree (CD Bonus Track)

Line-up
Nad Sylvan (Steve Hackett, Agents of Mercy, Unifaun) - lead vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, keyboards, piano
    With:
Steve Hackett (Genesis) - guitar
Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, GPS, Asia) - guitar
Anders Wollbeck - keyboards & programming
Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Stick Men) - electric bass
Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, The Tangent) - bass
Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard, Big Big Train, Kevin Gilbert) - drums, percussion
Sheona Urquhart - lead & backing vocals, choir (7)
Jade Ell  (Xanima) - lead & backing vocals, choir (7)
Tania Doko - lead & backing vocals, choir (7)
Nick Beggs - choir (7)

Media/Samples
I Am The Sea

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Pattern-Seeking Animals "Pattern-Seeking Animals"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 5, 2019
Tracklist
1. No Burden Left To Carry (9:38)
2. The Same Mistakes Again (5:09)
3. Orphans Of The Universe (10:27)
4. No One Ever Died And Made Me King (3:54)
5. Fall Away (4:47)
6. These Are My Things (4:52)
7. We Write The Ghost Stories (3:22)
8. No Land's Man (5:35)
9. Stars Along The Way (10:20)

Total Time 58:04

Line-up
Jimmy Keegan (Spock's Beard) - drums & vocals
Ted Leonard (Enchant, Spock's Beard) - vocals & guitar
Dave Meros (Spock's Beard) - bass
John Boegehold - synths

Media/Samples 
No Burden Left to Carry

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Gandalf's Fist "The Clockwork Prologue"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 1, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Belly of the Earth
2. An Expedition Amidst the Ice Burrows
3. Wardens
4. Badgerwhacked
5. Solar Huntress
6. Dirty Doyle’s Surface Souvenirs
7. Supplies for the Festivities
8. Secrets, Traitors and a Smashing Set of Porcelain Ducks on Layby
9. Blackening
10. Hall of the Badger King
11. Sun Sickness
12. Menders of Devices
13. The Clokkemaker
14. A Shortcut across a Deranged Steam Conveyor
15. The Waxwork Downs
16. The Sovereign Airship Station
17. Leader of Men
18. Wheels in Motion
19. The Lamplighter (Overture)

Line-up
Dean Marsh - Guitars, Synth Programming, Mandolin, Octave Mandola, Additional Bass, The singing voice of the good people of Cogtopolis
Ben Bell (Patchwork Cacophony, Broken Parachute) - Piano, Hammond Organ, Synths, Fretless Bass, Nashville Guitar, Vocals as The Choir of Doom, Spoken words of the deranged Steam-Conveyor
Stefan Hepe - Drums, Percussion
Christopher Ewen - Bass, Bargain Snacks
Luke Severn - Tubular Bells, Goose Flute, The singing voice of the Nightkeepers
   With
William Stewart - Violins
Keri Farish - The singing voice of the Clokkemaker and her all-seeing spyglasses, Spoken words of The Clokkemaker/Washer Ethel
Melissa Hollick - Sung words of Eve
Mark Benton - Spoken words of King Dahks/City Announcer/City Official and distant expulsions of the Lamplighter
Tim Munro - Spoken words of The Tinker
Alicia Marsh - Spoken words of Eve/various market traders
Bill Fellows - Spoken words of Dirty Doyle/Irontooth/Nightkeeper Spy
Paul Kavanagh - Spoken words of The Primarch
Christopher Ewen - Spoken words of The Boy
Rafferty Marsh - Spoken words of an urchin at the weasel pie stall

Description/Reviews
“The Clockwork Prologue” is a 2-CD ‘Expansion Pack’ for 2016’s “The Clockwork Fable” it features an extension of the original story and is packed with brand new Gandalf’s Fist music and story.
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Bandcamp

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Evan Carson "Ocipinski"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 1, 2019
Tracklist
1. Sky
2. Shards
3. Chrysalis
4. Otriad
5. Bloodlines
6. The fireflies of falaise
7. Anders' prayer

Line-up
Evan Carson (Iamthemorning, Gleb Kolyadin) - Percussion, Vocals
   With
Gleb Kolyadin (Iamthemorning) - Piano
Charlie Cawood (Knifeworld) - Zither, Cuatro, Bouzouki, Oud, Acoustic Guitar and Acoustic Bass Jim Grey (Caligula's Horse) - Vocals
Georgia Lewis (Maschine) - Vocals
Hannah Sanders - Vocals
Ben Savage - Vocals
Karl James Pestka - Violin and Viola
Graham Coe - Cello
Toby Shaer - Flutes and Whistles
Chris Heales - Electric Guitars and Bass
Joshua Franklin - Electric Bass and Keys
Archie Moss - Melodeon

Description/Reviews
Inspired by Evan's Grandfather Jerzy Ocipinski and the Polish Resistance Movements of the Second World War. 
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