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Thursday, December 31, 2015

Leviathans "Leviathans"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release dateDecember 31, 2015
Tracklist
1. Ismeta (2:50)
2. The Guardians (3:45)
3. Light To Lead You Home (3:45)
4. Interlude (1:13)
5. Roots In The House Of The Red Sun (6:21)
6. The Fall Of Neptune I: Emergence (2:00)
7. The Fall Of Neptune II: Escape The Frozen Planet (4:51)
8. The Fall Of Neptune III: Gauze Garland (4:47)
9. Dragonfly (8:46)
10. Nodus Tollens (11:04)

Total Time 49:22

Line-up
Jeff Roggendorf - Guitars, Vocals
Dylan Turner - Bass
Jacob Willenborg - Drums
   With
Dustin Gordy - Vocals (3)
Gabe Reasoner - Keyboards (9, 10)
Jeremy Jacobs - Guitar Solo (10)
Tim King - Guitar Solo (10)

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Detieti "В общих чертях"


Country: Russia 
Genre(s): Avant Prog, Funk, Punk
Label: Noname Recordz
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: December 31, 2015 (digital), March 2016 (CD), Spring/Summer 2016 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Comme Koktebel (6:22)
2. Sucre Dans Rebelle (4:35)
3. Madonna La Atomique (7:55)
4. Vstupka (1:12)
5. PUTCH (2:11)
6. Hominoid Relictum (6:00)
7. Vada Vadu (1:18)
8. Vous Vide (Azan Muazzin) (2:23)
9. Zhek Zhmerek Zhesh (3:47)
10. Entliczek-Pentliczek (11:22)

Total time 47:05

Line-up
Han - bass, vocals
Vanish - guitars, vocals
Viktor Tikhonov - drums, percussion, vocals, samples
Peyote-R - synths, samples
   With
Ramille Mulikov - saxophone, trumpet, trombone
Roman Karandaev - vocals
Yan Karlin - vocals
Artyom Litvakovskiy - electric cello
Nikolai Samarin - theremin

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Pagan Harvest "Pagan Harvest"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Prog Folk
Label: Musea Parallele
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 30, 2015
Tracklist
1. The Hawthorn (7:54)
2. Fight The Devil (3:59)
3. Damascus (5:58)
4. Queen Of The River (6:44)
5. Harrow Road (5:39)
6. Rebecca Falls (12:33)

Total time 42:47

Line-up
Jon Bickley: vocals
Steve Daymond: bass, backing vocals
Lawrence Reed: guitars, backing vocals, all orchestral arrangements
   With
Debbie Hill: backing vocals

Description/Reviews
Pagan Harvest's first album is a unique sweep through Europe's ancient soul calling on elements of the Progressive rock, folk and classical music. It's as if the spirits of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd turning up in "Wuthering Heights" or William Shakespeare. Magic, murder and the spirit of a fox sung by a poet from the top of a mountain !
The 6 songs could be split into 'ancient' and 'modern'. The former explore things we don't really understand, but perhaps we once did. ‘The Hawthorn' is a dream about strong and worthy characters from English history and a yearning for King Arthur's return. The spirit of Syd Barrett is evoked in 'Queen of the River' which paints daybreak as a mythical goddess bringing light and warmth to the countryside. The longest song on the album is 'Rebecca Falls' where a missing girl, a detective and a shadowy figure are irresistibly drawn into a ghostly ritual. The tension builds, you think you see something out of the corner of your eye, but you're not quite sure. It’s an eerie tale of something beyond your comprehension. Strings (or could that be a mellotron?), crisp classical guitar and insistent bass set up Bickley's vocal beautifully.    

The 3 'modern' songs are reflections from more recent times. 'Fight the Devil' is telling us it's tough out there, the character in 'Damascus' finds no spiritual enlightenment on that famous road, simply the realisation that in 21st Century Syria nothing ever changes. 'Harrow Road' is a light hearted song that interweaves some of Shakespeare's romantic mythical characters into colourful modern day North West London.
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Rebecca Falls
Damascus
Fight The Devil

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Monday, December 28, 2015

Stein "The Magister"


Country: Israel
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 2015
Tracklist
1. Chateau Pelerin Part I (2:47)
2. Burnt Corals (2:34)
3. Hopeless Warrior (3:08)
4. The Arrival Of The Magister (2:25)
5. Shadows And Dust (5:49)
6. Wistful (2:37)
7. Red (6:07)
8. Chateau Pelerin Part II (2:03)
9. Voyage Of The Magister (8:11)
10. Nahia (5:49)
11. Chateau Pelerin Part III (4:02)
12. Departure (4:16)

Total time 49:48

Line-up
Hod Sarid-drums
Amit Shtriker-bass
Eran Zilberbuch-keyboards, backing vocals
Maya Johanna Menachem-vocals
Ray Livnat-backing vocals
Maayan Bramson-flute
Tal Rubinstein-guitars

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Angels Unchained "Suspended Reflections"


Country: New Zealand
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: December 24, 2015
Tracklist
1. In The Beginning (7:28)
2. Waiting To Fly (7:03)
3. Reflections (7:46)
4. Live Forever (9:02)
5. The Quietest Moments [feat. Zinzan Smith] (8:52)
6. Dreaming In Suspension (9:45)
7. Death Of A King (7:15)
8. The End Of Days (7:48)
9. An Awakening [Bonus Track] (7:48)

Total time 72:47

Line-up
Alexander Burchell: Vocals, Keyboards, Programming
Zinzan Smith: Guitars

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Scott Matthews "Crazy Ivan"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: December 24, 2015
Tracklist
1. Glorious (6:05)
2. Novocaine (4:01)
3. Take You Alive (4:19)
4. Joan Jett With A Cigarette (4:18)
5. The Sultans' Wish (4:07)
6. Crazy Ivan (5:35)
7. Day In The Sun (6:34)
8. Change The Course (5:40)
9. One More Time (5:06)

Total time 45:45

Line-up
Scott Matthews - bass, vocals, keys
Paul Shilton - piano
Dale Anne Brendon - drums
David Barrett - guitar
Tim (smiley) Smythe - guitar

Media/Samples 
deezer

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Illusive Light "Insight"


Country: Germany   
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: December 2015
Tracklist
1. Immersion (0:38)
2. Blame It On You (4:58)
3. Needle Fur (4:36)
4. Moonlit Monologue (3:51)
5. Grey Lines (7:52)
6. Ashfall (5:32)
7. Dispersion (1:23)
8. Pandora (5:48)

Total time 34:38

Line-up
Adrian Ziegert - Drums
Sascha Brumm - Bass
Mathias Rehfeldt - Keys, Synths
Ludwig Böss - Guitars
Maximilian Höcherl - Vocals

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Stream
Trailer

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Sophie's Earthquake "The Flood"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Psychedelic, Stoner, Grunge
Format: digital, CD, vinyl
Release date: December 24, 2015 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Fatima (5:35)
2. The Flood (7:21)
3. Dave (6:24)
4. Zero Distance (7:20)
5. Interlude (2:17)
6. Incarnation (10:53)
7. Concrete Custodian (9:42)
8. Memories Of The Lost (2:18)

Total time 51:50

Line-up
Mitja Besen - Bass
Jan Dewald - Guitars & Voice
Magnus Birkel - Drums
   With
Tayfun Ates - Percussions (1)
Mehmet Caglar - Voice (2)

Description/Reviews
...while the band themselves describe their sonic output as “psychedelic” (which it most definitely is), there is a lot, lot more that’s going on upon this astounding record. To me, it is highly reminiscent of much of the 90’s Seattle Grunge Rock movement and brings to mind the music of such bands as Alice In Chains or Soundgarden and that region’s darker, emotionally layered style of hallucinatory-helmed heralds of audible absolutes. At the same time there’s plenty of Progressive Rock and Psychedelia present on The Flood to keep things highly interesting and enjoyable throughout the entire length of this record.

Read the full review at metalnexus.net

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Tasis "Busqueda De Lo Remediable"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Jazz-Rock
Format: CD
Release date: December 23, 2015
Tracklist
  1. Para cambiar más de un final
  2. Jaque
  3. Sorata
  4. Licas
  5. Swing Parcial
  6. Laberinto
  7. Tasis
Line-up
Tobias Botaya - Guitar, vocals
Patxi Asdrubat Linares - Guitar, backing vocals
Lilen Gallo - Violin, backing vocals
Maximiliano Navarro - Fretless bass, backing vocals
Christian Perigo - Drums, backing vocals
   With
Manuel Benamo - Electric piano, synths

Description/Reviews
Based on the typical Progressive Rock and Jazz Rock sounds from the mid-seventies, their musical reference range recreates different influences, such as Classical Music and traditional South American rhythms, as well as strokes of Tango and Avant Prog.
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3 tracks

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

From Grotto "Mython"


Country: Finland
Genre(s)Alternative, Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release dateDecember 22, 2015
Tracklist
1. The Floating Head (7:34)
2. Lizzard (5:50)
3. Hush (8:20)
4. Slightly Rotten (10:28)

Total Time 32:12

Line-up
Joonas Turner - Vocals
Antti Pasonen - Guitars
Riku Hyötyläinen - Bass
Pekka Takalainen - Drums

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Newton's Cradle "Broken"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: digital
Release date: December 22, 2015
Tracklist
1. Fear (7:09)
2. Astonishment (9:20)
3. Pain Pt. 1 (5:31)
4. Loneliness (7:59)
5. Madness (6:07)

Total time 36:06

Line-up
Emanuele Battiato - Bass guitar
Nicholas Carpinato - Drums
Davide Di Mauro - Electric Guitar, Synth
Silvia Di Mauro - Lead and back vocals
Silvio Macri' - Guitars, flute
Enrico Puglisi - Keyboards
    With:
Andrea Filocamo - Lead and back vocals.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Glareshift "Second Mirror"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: December 21, 2015
Tracklist
1. Reflection (10:13)
2. EnTrance (5:28)
3. InSight (14:00)
4. Realeyes (5:29)
5. Exit (11:55)

Total time 47:05

Line-up
Daniele Nuzzo - guitars, synthesizers, programming, vocals
Gianluca Chris Quoley - bass guitar, vocals
Alessandra "Trinity" Bersiani  - drums & percussions, keyboards & synth, flute, vocals
   With
Andrea Adduci - vocals
Valentina Valeri - vocals

Description/Reviews
First chapter of a trilogy of concept albums, which tells the story of a personal journey. Loosely based on the story of Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”, the heroin retraces the events of her life thanks to the use of two mirrors: the mirror of the soul and the mirror of real things. This trip will take Alice to identify herself as a different person from the one she has always believed she was, leaving the door open to an uncertain but intense future. A continuous musical journey with recurring themes and various changes of style and moods, enhanced by several external collaborations.

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EnTrance

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Sunday, December 20, 2015

Blue Ora "Crystal Clear"


Country: USA
Genre(s) Instrumental Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release dateDecember 20, 2015
Tracklist
1. The Great Sky Burns (4:51)
2. Sure Fire (3:31)
3. New Sun Rise (4:20)
4. Means To A Beginning (5:34)
5. Crystal Clear (4:34)
6. The Creator/ Spirit Cries (2:40)
7. Tears 'n' Tequila (5:29)
8. All Is Found (5:29)
9. A Distant Void (2:50)
10. Sanctuary (4:22)
11. Wine To Shrooms (5:13)
12. Dream In Peace (4:42)

Total Time 53:35

Line-up
Rod Reagan
Don Bennett

Media/Samples 
Stream
Stream 2

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Dizzy Dizign "Exposure L"


Country: Greece
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: B-otherside records (vinyl)
Format: digital, vinyl
Release date: December 20, 2015 (digital), January 11, 2016 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Supposed To Be The... / ...Only (part 1) (8:32)
2. Only (part 2) (5:41)
3. Poisoned Cogwheel (7:05)
4. Likelihood (8:46)
5. Dawns (8:25)

Total time 38:29

Line-up
Dimitris Sampaziotis - guitars, effects, lead vocals
Dionissis Sampaziotis - drums
Panayiotis Sampaziotis - bass, effects
Stefanos Sampaziotis - keyboards, effects, vocals
Thanassis Sampaziotis - alto saxophone, effects, vocals, screams
   With
Yiorgos Sampaziotis - lead vocals (5)

Description/Reviews
The musical concept is influenced by and deals abstractedly with terms such as time, truth, self and ego, culture, openness to otherness and tradition. Beyond everything, though, music itself comes first.

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Bandcamp 

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Projection "Realitivity"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 20, 2015
Tracklist
1. On (1:49)
2. Running Through Time (4:22)
3. The Expectation Cell (3:13)
4. Hypocrite (4:59)
5. Numb (4:41)
6. Overload (4:06)
7. Escape (3:42)
8. Delirious (5:53)
9. Stranded (3:45)
10. Erase (5:16)
11. Off: A New Beginning (4:21)
12. On (again) (7:51)

Total time 53:58

Line-up
Jurgen ten Have - Bass & Vocals
Frank van Eerden - Guitar & Vocals
Richard Immink - Drums & Vocals
Peter Pampiermole - Keys & Vocals

Media/Samples 
Progstreaming

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Eyes of Etherea "Mood Adjuster"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: December 20, 2015
Tracklist
1. Baba Ghanoush (7:30)
2. Green Velvet (6:10)
3. Eclectosaurus (6:49)
4. Mood Adjuster (3:30)
5. Funky Rug (5:04)
6. Lonely Rhodes (6:31)
7. Rannoch Moor (9:15)

Total time 44:49

Line-up
Andrew Briggs: Guitars
Dan Briggs: Keyboards & Synths, Bass Guitar (Tracks 4, 6 & 7)
Nicholas Earlis: Drums
  With
Colin Bass (Camel): Bass Guitar on Tracks 2 & 3
Dan Hawkins: Bass Guitar on Tracks 1 & 5

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Friday, December 18, 2015

Martigan "Distant Monsters"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Symphonic, Neo-Prog
Label: Progressive Promotion Records
Format: CD
Release date: December 18, 2015
Tracklist
1. Theodor’s Walls
2. Lion
3. Simplicius
4. Complicius
5. The Lake
6. On Tiptoe
7. Fire on the pier
8. Take me or leave me

Line-up
Kai Marckwordt - Vocals
Oliver Rebhan - Keyboards
Björn Bisch - Guitar
Alex Bisch - Drums
Mario Koch - Bass

Media/Samples 
progstreaming 
Trailer

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Baroness "Purple"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal, Sludge
Label: Abraxan Hymns
Format: digital, CD, vinyl
Release date: December 18, 2015
Tracklist
1. Morningstar (4:16)
2. Shock Me (4:17)
3. Try To Disappear (4:52)
4. Kerosene (5:10)
5. Fugue (2:34)
6. Chlorine & Wine (6:49)
7. The Iron Bell (4:24)
8. Desperation Burns (4:14)
9. If I Have To Wake Up (Would You Stop The Rain) (5:41)
10. Crossroads Of Infinity (0:16)

Total Time 42:37

Line-up
John Baizley - rhythm guitar, lead vocals
Peter Adams - lead guitar, vocals
Nick Jost - bass, keyboards
Sebastian Thomson - drums, percussion

Description/Reviews
Overall, however, this album can be fittingly described as a potent consolidation of the distinctive sounds that Baroness, sometimes exclusively, explored on both sides of their 2012 double disc, condensed to their most immediate forms.  'Chlorine & Wine', arguably the strongest track on the anthemic Purple, is a rousing rock song that naturally ebbs and flows between affecting, almost lullaby laments and Queen-esque grandstanding. Its concise and creative songwriting is indicative of Baroness's evolution to date, and Baizley's determined vocals backed by heartening gang chants makes for another passionate highpoint on an album with very few faults.
 Read the full review by Dean Brown at thequietus.com

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Morningstar  
Chlorine & Wine

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Shining Pyramid "Shining Pyramid"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Electronica
Format: digital
Release date: December 18, 2015
Tracklist
1. Far In The Spiritual City (5:22)
2. Grey Bridge (6:21)
3. The Worm That Dieth Not (5:23)
4. Threen (6:49)
5. The Myriads Beneath (4:38)
6. Shining Pyramid (21:52)

Total time 50:25

Line-up
Nick Adams
Peter Jeal

Description/Reviews
The album is loosely based on Arthur Machen's gothic horror story written in 1895.
Combining synthesiser and guitar the band has created an individual sound which tilts a respectful cap to their heroes from progressive rock's golden age.

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М-Артель "Озорные Панкушки" (M-Artel "Merry Punks")


Country: Russia
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: RDS Records
Format: digital
Release date: December 18, 2015
Tracklist
1. Прелюдия / Как во городе было во Чикаго (In The City of Chicago) (9:23)
2. Сарабанда / Похороны окурка (Cigarette Butt Funeral) (6:31)
3. Хаку / Смерть фашистским оккупантам (Invaders Must Die!) (10:51)
4. Алеманда / Печалька (Heartsore) (5:47)
5. Барыня / Один день из жизни кота Василия (One Day Of Cat Named Basil) (9:32)
6. Жига / Про похмелье (About Hangover) (8:24)

Total time 50:28

Line-up
Michael Levanov - saxophones
Andrew Marukhin - keyboards
Pavel Martynenko - guitar
Alex Ryslavsky - bass
Arkady Baklagin - drums

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Stream

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Amon Ra "We Never Said Good-Bye"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)AOR, Progressive Rock
Label: Nature Studios
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 18, 2015
Tracklist
1. Master Of Strings (5:34)
2. Time Will Come To Your Rescue (9:33)
3. The Long Dark Road (4:55)
4. Where When And Why (6:33)
5. Until The Morning Comes (4:38)
6. Rocket Man (3:31)
7. Slipping Away (6:16)
8. Karma Machine (5:50)
9. Tango Mortale (7:04)
10. Should Have Known Better (4:43)
11. Dance Of Duty (5:44)
12. The Great Metronome (7:28)

Total Time 71:49

Line-up
Scott Balaban
Lothar Hermann
Thomas Wenzel

Media/Samples 
Samples

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

PJ Bostic "Light Me On"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 15, 2015
Tracklist
1. Light Me On (5:59)
2. Convolute (4:18)
3. Courage To Win (4:43)
4. Reflections (5:45)
5. Too Big For Me (4:06)
6. Perfect Love (5:18)
7. Walk With Me (5:24)
8. More To Life Than Me (4:45)
9. You Deserve More (3:02)
10. Love Come To Light (5:38)
11. Be My Melody (7:58)

Total time 56:56

Line-up
PJ Bostic (aka Paul Joseph Roraback) - All instruments and vocals

Description/Reviews
When PJ started writing and recording his own music, he decided to take on the last name Bostic to honor the wishes of his late grandfather Paul Bostic. Influenced by bands like Rush, Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree and King's X he has released 3 solo efforts, that have earned a place among rockers and progressive rockers alike. Never catering to mainstream pressure, PJ writes from his heart with passion, integrity and musical excellence. His songs range from short hard hitting catchy grooves in odd time to longer epic dreamscapes that accompany lyrics inspired by deep thought and personal experience.

Media/Samples 
Stream
5 tracks 

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Ticket to the Moon "Æ Sense of Life"


Country: Switzerland
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 15, 2015 (digital), December 18, 2015 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Intro  (2:02)
2. The Call Within  (8:11)
3. Patient 730100: Conformism  (4:41)
4. Patient 730100: Resurrection  (7:03)
5. Father  (2:01)
6. Foetus (10:31)
7. Perpetual, Pt. I (7:22)
8. Perpetual, Pt. II  (6:28)
9. Interlude  (1:56)
10. Hynkel  (5:36)

Total time 55:51

Line-up
Daniel Gosteli: drums, vocals
Andrea Portapia: guitar, vocals
Guillaume Carbonneau: bass
Matthias Zwick: keyboards

Media/Samples 
progstreaming.nl 
Samples

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Triple FX "Onde De Choc"


Country: France
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: December 15, 2015
Tracklist
1. The Mastermind (5:37)
2. Overpressurized (4:28)
3. Speed Of Sound (4:27)
4. Automated (4:16)
5. Ondes Part 1 (4:35)
6. Ondes Part 2 (3:13)
7. N'oublie Jamais (4:16)
8. Onde De Choc (5:00)
9. 4 Elements (5:47)
10. Holding Hands (7:03)

Total Time 48:42

Line-up
Pascal Vigné: guitars
JC Bauer: bass
Gaël Féret: drums

Media/Samples 
The Mastermind

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Monday, December 14, 2015

Master Men "Through The Window"


Country: Poland
Genre(s)Art Rock
LabelLynx Music
FormatCD, digital
Release date: December 14, 2015
Tracklist
1. Rattlesnake (6:26)
2. Red (3:55)
3. Through The Window (4:32)
4. Loser's Day (4:50)
5. Trap (5:24)
6. Next Time (3:22)
7. Flower Children (4:43)
8. Gray (4:19)
9. Mammon (4:29)
10. Yellow (4:07)
11. Semi World (5:05)

Total Time 51:12

Line-up
Artur Machura - vocal
Zbigniew Pajda - guitars
Stanisław Sapun - bass
Piotr Dęboń - drums
Damian Nowak - keyboards

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progstreaming 
Trailer

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Dust Of Jys "Mi Sourire Mi Sanglot"


Country: France 
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: December 14, 2015
Tracklist
1. Liquid Daemons, Pt. 1 (4:19)
2. Liquid Daemons, Pt. 2 (8:57)
3. Wrong Past (7:15)
4. The Circle (9:39)
5. Few Seconds (7:06)
6. Resigning Angel (20:07)

Total time 57:23

Line-up
Jérémy Guibert

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Trailer
deezer

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Coatsworth-Hay "A Matching Sense Of Truth"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 14, 2015
Tracklist
1. Unspoken Messages (6:03)
2. Is The Night (5:59)
3. It's Always Something (8:11)
4. Too Late (5:49)
5. Wooden Box (6:19)
6. Derived (6:55)
7. 1682 Doves (6:43)
8. 4:14 (12:33)

Total Time 62:46

Line-up
Fernando Sotelo - Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Jeff Malone - Drums, Percussion, Bass

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Stream

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Saturday, December 12, 2015

Accept "Under The 23rd"


Country: Japan
Genre(s): Symphonic, Ambient
Format: digital
Release date: December 12, 2015
Tracklist
1. High And Wide Tonight (1:21)
2. Angel (6:01)
3. Moon Theme ? (4:47)
4. Invasion (4:29)
5. THE INEVITABLE PAIN Ⅱ (The Inevitable Pain) (3:03)
6. Lost On The Floor (0:39)
7. Escape (6:35)
8. The Judgement Day (3:59)
9. Gazing At You (0:47)
10. Snow, Melt, Wind (4:10)
11. Switchback (2:58)
12. Port Of Hope (2:52)
13. Departure (2:22)
14. Nome Da Vida (5:46)
15. The Given  (A TREE) (A Tree) (10:10)
16. In The Brighter Sky (1:24)

Total time 61:23

Line-up
Hisao: composing, all instruments, vocals
Taiki: all concepts, ambient sounds, voice
Mari and EDNA : English and Portuguese reading

Description/Reviews
The 5th album of Japanese Progressive Rock Unit. This album is a total concept album of 16 tracks 62 minutes long, It takes the listeners to a great and profound journey from dark side struggling to the light side filled with hopes and strength. Being based on a historical fact, it's trying to consider the serious matters of this world today. The sound's first impression may be symphonic one influenced by British Prog-rocks, but there contained various elements of music and the traditional Japanese lyricism could be found in the English lyrics expressing deep emotions using nature-descriptions.
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Holy Lamb "Gyrosophy"


Country: Latvia
Genre(s): Symphonic
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 12, 2015 (digital), Spring 2016 (CD)
Tracklist
1. PorkPower (3:13)
2. To The Boy I Used To Be (7:55)
3. Murderous Words (4:29)
4. In The Safety Of My Hilltop Empire (3:49)
5. Trouble Vision (8:13)
6. This Amazing Race (7:58)
7. Out Of Place (5:53)
8. Down The Memory Hole (5:25)

Total Time 46:55

Line-up
Aigars Červinskis - bass, voice
Juris Rāts - keyboards
Aleksandrs Volperts - guitar
Ansis Markauss - guitar, bass
Toms Circenis - drums
  With
Eva Bindere - violin (8)

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Montra "The Machine"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 12, 2015
Tracklist
1. Disconnect (4:27)
2. Orion (5:53)
3. Colorblind (4:32)
4. Dimensions (7:29)
5. Anatomy (5:52)
6. The Machine (11:47)

Total time 40:00

Line-up
Anthony James - Vocals
Lorenzo Madrid - Bass
Joshua E. Valeriano - Guitar
Ciro Abraham - Drums

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Neronia "Nero"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Metal, Neo-Prog
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 12, 2015
Tracklist
1. Shadowland (6:31)
2. Cry For Love (7:50)
3. Cold And Strange (4:29)
4. Endless Game (6:30)
5. Raindrops (7:22)
6. The Real Thing (6:06)
7. Blowing Away (6:33)
8. When It's All Over (7:19)

Total time 52:40

Line-up
Falk Ullmann: vocals
Ruediger Zaczyk: guitars
Lutz Beberweil: bass
Dirk Hartel: drums

Description/Reviews
The new material perfectly reflects the transition of the band to a heavier, more metal oriented side and a maybe more "modern" style, while keeping the melodic base line of Neronia.
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Friday, December 11, 2015

Needlepoint "Aimless Mary"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Retro Prog
Label: Bjk Music
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: December 11, 2015
Tracklist
1. Fear (5:46)
2. Why (6:12)
3. Soaring (8:15)
4. Shattered Into Memories (5:00)
5. Aimless Mary (5:44)
6. Half Awake (4:32)
7. Imaginary Plane (3:21)

Total Time 38:50

Line-up
Bjørn Klakegg : vocals, guitars
David Wallumrød : clavinet, organ
Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen (Elephant9): bass
Olaf Olsen : drums

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Barbora "Enigma"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 11, 2015
Tracklist
1. Cryptology (5:37)
2. NO8DO (3:43)
3. Goatsong (3:54)
4. Sabotage (5:44)
5. Creepfunk (4:43)
6. Enigma (4:50)
7. Eyes Like Ocean (4:35)
8. Clockwork (6:26)
9. Nightingale (5:54)

Total time 45:26

Line-up
Barbora : guitars
Edwin Jack-Chapman : guitars (6, 9), bass
James Wise : drums, samples
   With
Will Howard - vocals (6)

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Pomegranate Tiger "Boundless"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: December 11, 2015
Tracklist
1. Manifesto  (4:44)
2. Stomp The Haunted Crown  (5:56)
3. Boundless (5:10)
4. The Masked Ball  (7:19)
5. Paper Hammers (3:19)
6. Color Theory  (5:38)
7. Billions And Billions  (5:28)
8. With Knives As Teeth  (5:11)
9. Cyclic  (4:57)
10. Ovation  (4:27)

Total time 52:09

Line-up
Martin Andres - drums, guitars, piano
   With
Chase Bryant - electric bass
Brian Johnson - double bass
Yoshika Masuda - cello
Matthew Cohen - viola

Description/Reviews
Andres approaches us with Boundless in much the same way he did with Entities. Both albums are rife with eternally catchy riffs, heartbeat-raising rhythmic passages, alluring lead work—all in all, very similar in composition. However, there is something about Boundless that makes its existence more “organic.” Perhaps it’s the new, natural-sounding production style, with a less compressed, mechanical sound than encompassed Entities. Perhaps Andres’ endeavor to go it alone left his creative grasp unhampered by outside input. That isn’t to say that Entities wasn’t mostly Andres’ writing, but when working with other musicians, their personalities are bound to shine through with their contributions.
 Read the full review by Kyle Gaddo at heavyblogisheavy.com

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Cyclic
Boundless
Manifesto
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The Barstool Philosophers "Crossing Over"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 11, 2015
Tracklist
  1. Freeway
  2. Fine Lines/My End Of The Island
  3. Tedious 
  4. The Space In Between
  5. Beyond The Stars
  6. On My Way To You
  7. The Scent 
  8. Crossing Over 
  9. ‘Till We Meet Again
Line-up
Jan Martin Kuipers: drums
Ivo Poelman: guitars
René Kroon: keyboards
Bas Hoebink: bass
Peter van Asselt: vocals
   With
Michel Legrand (Cirrha Niva): vocals
Erik Masselink (ex-Symmetry, Gate 6): vocals
Paul Adrian Villarreal (Sun Caged): vocals
Maikel Hergers (ex-Mystrez): vocals
Marleen ten Hove: vocals

Description/Reviews
A special album with a variety of (male and female) singers. They all got one or more songs and made the lyrics and vocals on the main theme of the album: ‘Crossing Over’. The result is a delicious mix of personalities, stories and emotions: a treat for any symfo- and prog rock enthusiast.
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Trailer

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The Chronicles Project "When Darkness Falls"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Progressive Metal, Power Metal
Label: Power Prog
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 11, 2015
Tracklist
1. Prologue: Our Souls (1:54)
2. Forever (4:09)
3. Void Of The Damned (4:52)
4. The Last Embrace (6:24)
5. A Dangerous Journey (6:45)
6. Into Infinity (5:53)
7. Interlude I: The Confession (1:28)
8. When Darkness Falls (5:32)
9. Believe (5:52)
10. My Revolution (5:10)
11. Interlude II: Release Me (1:14)
12. The Dark Symphony (6:05)
13. Promised Lands (5:00)
14. Until You're Mine (2:07)
15. Conclusion: Still Alive (1:25)
16. Chronicles Of A Strange Mind (CD Bonus Track) (5:31)

Total time 69:21

Line-up
Malte Rathke (Keyboards & arragements)
Ivan Ravaioli (Lead & rhythm guitars)
Martino Garattoni (Bass)
Sam Tickner (Drums)
Andi Kravljaca (Vocals, guitar and keyboard solo on "Promised Lands")
Vasilis Georgiou (Vocals)
Rob Lundgren (Vocals)
Dave Esser (Vocals)
Patricia Romera (Vocals)
Gus Drax (Guitar solo on "Into Infinity
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Malte Rathke - Keyboards & arragements
Ivan Ravaioli - Lead & rhythm guitars
Martino Garattoni - Bass
Sam Tickner - Drums
Gus Drax - Guitar solo (6)
Andi Kravljaca (Aeon Zen) - Vocals, guitar and keyboard solo (13)
Vasilis Georgiou - Vocals
Rob Lundgren - Vocals
Dave Esser - Vocals
Patricia Romera - Vocals

Description/Reviews
The album “When Darkness Falls” is a concept album or metal opera if you prefer. With many supporting players and vocalists and a grand concept, it does sound and feel like Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Kamelot or Avantasia....  Musically, it is a very rich sounding album which combines elements of prog metal, power metal and mostly symphonic metal. 
 Read the full review by Rob Pociluk at progressivemusicplanet.com

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Morrum "Sovereign"


Country: Bulgaria  
Genre(s)Progressive Djent Metal
Format: digital
Release date: December 9, 2015
Tracklist
1. Getset (4:19)
2. Zaran (4:14)
3. Pixietron (5:54)
4. Square (4:43)
5. Hortz (3:37)
6. Innerometry (5:05)
7. Hake (3:59)
8. Sovereign (6:17)
9. INWP (5:48)
10. As You Ascend (4:37)
11. Sovereign (Instrumental) (6:17)

Total time 54:50

Line-up
Simeon Zahariev - Guitar, Bass, Drums
   With
Constantine D Gentchev - Drums (1)
Bobby Zahov - Sax solo (7)
Nikolay Madjarov

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Rivendel "DHD"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
LabelLednevir Records
FormatCD
Release date: December 9, 2015
Tracklist
1. Dicebamus Hesterna Die (20:50)
2. Cows on a Prairie Whilst Dark Cloud Slowly Thicken (12:00)
2. (Die Maschinerie von) Metropolis (10:53)

Total Time 43:43

Line-up
Toño Cruz - guitar
Oscar Belío - keyboards
Jose Mari Aguirrezabala - bass

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Bosque "Four Noble Truths"


Country: Serbia
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
FormatCD, digital
Release dateDecember 9, 2015
Tracklist
1. Residex P (7:41)
2. Four Noble Truths (21:38)
3. Millwall Park (7:36)
4. River Pilot (9:29)

Total Time 46:24

Line-up
Miloš Bosnić - Bass
Igor Mišković - Guitar
Dejan Nikolić - Keyboards
Strahinja Stojanov - Drums
Dušan Petrović - Soprano Saxophone

Description/Reviews
The overall sound is based on classical instrumental jazz-rock setting, while music represents a mixture of influences of various musical and stylistic genres. It is a consequence of a wide musical interest of author and his past experience in performing in different ensembles and diverse genres.
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Three Wise Monkeys "Progetto Arte"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 9, 2015
Tracklist
1. Islands (4:19)
2. PANOPTICON (5:40)
3. Shoegazer (6:59)
4. Unboxing (3:13)
5. Horsemen Of The Apocolypse (3:34)
6. River, Desert, Wind, Mountains (4:14)
7. Vanitas (5:07)
8. Asomatous (6:20)
9. Bluebox (5:59)
10. Gravitas (4:25)
11. NOOb (4:41)
12. Terminus (4:45)

Total time 59:16

Line-up
Kypo - Guitar
Alex King - Bass
Brendon Waterman - Drums

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Plesiosaurio "El Cuento de Las Manos Heladas"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: December 8, 2015
Tracklist
1. Viejo mundo (7:16)
2. Monte Erebus (21:43)
3. Buenas noches Luna, adiós Sol (2:31)
4. Al cielo con crayones (4:00)
5. Parte VII (8:39)
6. Viajero especial (29:24)

Total Time 72:53

Line-up
Juan Junqueras - vocals, guitars
Javier Roulet - keyboards, piano, synthesizers
Miguel Rivera López - bass, guitars, piano harp, vocals
Juan Pablo Sosa - drums, flute, vocals
   With
Dimitri Siminovich - soprano and alto flutes

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Monday, December 7, 2015

Remnants Of Humanity "Eminence"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: December 7, 2015
Tracklist
1. Ideas Are Bulletproof (2:48)
2. Lower Than Dirt (4:45)
3. Easy Strollin' (1:40)
4. Ascend (4:08)
5. A New Year (4:49)
6. Off The Beaten Path (5:29)
7. This Plan Won't Hold (3:16)
8. Fuck This Tempo! (2:51)
9. Slop (4:18)
10. Grove Of Titans (4:40)
11. Joseph Thallin (5:50)
12. Kidney Crusher (4:07)
13. Too Much Backwards (10:10)
14. Sleep Paralysis (4:53)

Total time 63:44

Line-up
Adam Stolinski - Guitars
Kevin Keenan - Guitars
Angel Martinez - Guitars, Bass
Kelly Bishop - Drums, Piano

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