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Monday, October 31, 2016

False Coda "Secrets and Sins"


Country: Greece
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital 
Release date: October 31, 2016 (digital )
Tracklist
  1. Throne of Blood
  2. Moral Compass
  3. New Paradigm
  4. Secrets and Sins
  5. Flickering Lights
  6. Monolith (feat. Jeff Loomis)
  7. Moment
  8. The Truth Lies
  9. California 
Line-up
Stefanos Zafeiropoulos - Vocals
Vasilis Milios - Guitars
Andreas Milios - Drums
Nick Pogkas - Bass
Lefteris Kapetanios - Keyboars
   With:
Jeff Loomis - Guitar (6)

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Jakob's Echo "So Here's Our Story"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 31, 2016
Tracklist
1. Cairo (5:17)
2. Schizophrenic Prayer (4:21)
3. Vaguely Enamoured (4:01)
4. Lullaby (5:41)
5. Welcome To The Machine (free) (5:20)
6. Preying Upon The Weak (5:03)
7. The Revenant Blues (4:35)
8. We Found Hope (4:39)
9. Zombies (3:51)
10. Fight Or Flight (4:44)
11. After The Rain (5:17)
12. Letting Go (3:56)

Total time 56:45

Line-up
Jon Snead - bass, drums, synth, piano, guitars, vocals
    With
Steven Gilliland - guitars
Guenevere Holden-Snead - vocals (9)
Echo Phoenix Snead - piano (4)
Emily Smith - vocals (4)

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Stoned Diplodocus "Stoned Diplodocus"


Country: France
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Stoner, Math Rock
Label: L'étourneur
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 31, 2016
Tracklist
1. They Live (8:40)
2. Paxton (7:37)
3. Deep Law! (6:02)
4. Attila (8:37)
5. Empress (11:06)

Total Time 42:02

Line-up
Armel Sfaxi - Guitar
Anthony Retaillé - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Robin Dufour - Drums
  With
Marc Aucabram - Violin

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Witchwood "Handful of Stars"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Hard Rock, Retro Prog
LabelJolly Roger Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 31, 2016
Tracklist
  1. Presentation: Under the Willow   
  2. Like a Giant in a Cage   
  3. A Grave is the River    
  4. Mother   
  5. Flaming Telepaths   
  6. Rainbow Demon   
  7. Handful of Stars (Alternate Version)
Line-up
Riccardo "Ricky" Dal Pane - Vocals, electric and acoustic guitar, mandolin & percussion
Andrea "Andy" Palli - Drums & percussion
Stefano "Steve" Olivi - Hammond, piano, synth & moog
Luca "Celo" Celotti - Bass
Samuele "Sam" Tesori - Flute & harmonica
Antonino "Woody" Stella - Lead guitar

Description/Reviews
"Handful of Stars" features 3 brand new tracks written for this release, 2 covers ("Flaming Telepath" of Blue Oyster Cult e "Rainbow Demon" of Uriah Heep, a sort of homage and tribute to these two great bands, so important for Witchwood's musical journey) and an unreleased version of suite "Handful of Stars" (from "Litanies from the Woods") with a new breathless intro, for 45 minutes of music.
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Jadis "No Fear of Looking Down"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Jadismusic
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 2016
Tracklist
1. Listen to me
2. Where am I
3. Just let it happen
4. A thousand staring eyes
5. Change of the season
6. Seeds of doubt
7. Abandoned
8. No fear of looking down

Line-up
Gary Chandler - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Steve Christey - drums, percussion
Andy Marlow - bass
   With
Martin Orford (IQ) - keyboard solos, piano, backing vocals, flute, hurdy gurdy

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Lipshok "To Haunt a Quiet Realm"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Megalodon
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 31, 2016 (digital), November 2016 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Bad Place (4:59)
2. A Soul That Dreams (4:03)
3. Crawl Back Home (5:26)
4. The Unwinding (4:09)
5. Wanderer (5:45)
6. More Of You (4:25)
7. Through It All (4:56)
8. Carry On (4:50)
9. You're Not Alone (6:22)
10. To Haunt A Quiet Realm (5:03)

Total Time 49:58

Line-up
Phil Jameson - Bass, Acoustic and Additional Guitars
Joe Londeree - Drums
Scarlett Dark - Vocals, Keyboards
   With
Glen Avelais - Lead and Rhythm Guitars
Devin Jameson - Harsh Vocals (3)

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Bad Place

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Bob Oliver Lee "Flying Music"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Underground Symphony
Format: CD
Release date: October 31, 2016
Tracklist
01. Everything's gone
02. Dead Heart
03. Flying Music (Instrumental)
04. These Wings
05. Thoughts & Regrets
06. River of the Temple (Instrumental)
07. Rising
08. Forbidden Ways
09. Sailors from the Crying Planet
10. From the Pyramid Rises the Flying Spirit of the Pharaoh (Instrumental)

Line-up
Bob Saliba: Lead, Acoustic Guitars & Vocals
Pascal Garell: Bass
Olivier Tijoux: Drums
Franck Capera: Keyboards
François Albaranes: Piano

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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The ID "The Masque"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: October 31, 2016
Tracklist
1. The Masque (10:20)
2. Capture (7:16)
3. Journey (4:53)
4. Normality (5:13)
5. Infectious (5:33)
6. Contagion (8:57)
7. Now You're Gone (3:14)
8. You've Turned My World Upside Down (5:35)
9. Spread (8:22)
10. Outta My Head (4:08)
11. Danger/The Chase (5:38)
12. Escape/Run To Freedom (6:46)
13. Station X (7:48)

Total time 83:43

Line-up
Peter Albrektsen - Keyboards, Guitars
Tim Pepper - Keyboards, Vocals
Mark Murdock - Drums, Backing vocals
Peter Rodel - Keyboards
Barbara Neill - Backing vocals
   With
Preston Murdock,  Jim Neill - Additional Guitars
Anna Nagasawa - Keyboards (8)

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Neuschwanstein "Fine Art"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Symphonic
Label: Longbow Records
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: October 2016
Tracklist
1. Fetes (Claude Debussy) (10:22)
2. Per Omnem Vitam (4:49)
3. God's Little Plan (1:34)
4. Florence Coleman - Part One (3:55)
5. Florence Coleman - Part Two (3:09)
6. The Angels Of Sodom (3:05)
7. Die Geschichte Vom Kleinen Hahnchen (2:30)
8. The Distributor (CD only) (5:21)
9. Der Mond Ist Aufgegangen (J. A. P. Schulz) (2:57)
10. Wehmut, Stark Wie Banyuls (Camille Saint-Saens) (3:56)

Total time 41:38

Line-up
Gudula Rosa - Flute
Thomas Neuroth - Keyboards
Robby Musenbichler - Guitar
Rainer Kind - Drums
Sabine Fröhlich - Violin
Valentin Neuroth - Guitar
Gary Woolf  - Flute
Karel Szelnik - Keyboards

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Fury N Grace "A Dream-Letter To The Witches Of Western Europe"


Country:  Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Underground Symphony
Format: CD
Release date: October 31, 2016
Tracklist
1. Grand Guignol (it Takes Tragic Hearts To Believe In Tragic Monsters) (10:25)
2. The Ossuary (7:26)
3. Night Of The Mandibles (7:55)
4. Ultima Weapon (2:02)
5. A Dream-Letter To The Witches Of Western Europe (10:24)
6. Dark Companions (to Ramsey Campbell) (1:25)
7. Nuove Frontiere Del Delitto (7:19)
8. Gloria In Excelsis Baphometo (7:16)
9. The Effects Of Blackness Moderated (5:00)
10. The Secrecy Of Small Creatures With Six Legs (11:25)

Total time 70:37
 
Line-up
Matteo Carnio – guitars
Christian Grillo – bass
Emiliano Bertossi – drums
Franco Campannella – vocals
    With
Fango DUmatt Gigerz
John Llewellyn Probert
Maurizio Savini
Davide Colombo
Federico Binelli
Gabriele Ferrario
D.F.Lewis
Matt Giuliani
Ian James Parker
Silvia Gadina
Marco Di Lucca
Marco Candela

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Trailer
The Ossuary 

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Walfad "Momentum"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD
Release date: October 31, 2016 (Polish version)
Tracklist
1. Ośmiornice
2. Momentum
3. Wędrowiec nad morzem mgły
4. Brzask
5. Dum Spiro, Spero
6. Głośniej
7. Oddech dla Słów
8. Nasi Bogowie, Wasi Bogowie

Line-up
Wojtek Ciuraj - guitar, vocal
Dawid Makosz - piano
Radosław Żelazny - bass
Kacper Kucharski - drums

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Nasi Bogowie, Wasi Bogowie

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Clay Green's Polysorbate Masquerade Band "Tardigrade Space Rock! (De la Renaissance)"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: October 31, 2016
Tracklist:
  1. Introduction (Dimensional Acceleration) - 2:00
  2. Proxima Centauri Dance (Vivace) - 3:36
  3. Requiem for Mass and Gravity in Gm - 5:03
  4. Sonata for a Lepton - 1:36
  5. Orbital Minuet in 7/8 - 1:41
  6. Methone Allegro Breve No. 1 - 1:20
  7. Methone Allegro Breve No. 2 - 1:19
  8. Methone Allegro Breve No. 3 - 0:55
  9. Plasma Movements - 3:36
  10. Gluon Guitar Interlude No. 1 - 0:53
  11. Proxima Centauri Dance (Allegretto) - 1:53
  12. Gluon Guitar Interlude No. 2 - 0:43
  13. Avant Particle Piece - 3:03
  14. Hydrogen Compound Duple Time - 1:28
  15. Passacaglia for Electron Bass - 4:35
  16. Multiverse Concerto - 6:47
  17. Fin (Dimensional Deceleration) - 1:22
Total Time 41:50

Line-up
Clay Green: guitars, bass, piano, organ rhythm (5,11,15) organ solo (3,9,11), recorder (1,3,16), synths & soundscapes (1,9,13,15-17)
       With:
Dan Zalac: drums (2,6-8,11)
Mihai Sorohan: trumpets (5)
Mit Dietrichs: automatic organ (1-9,12,14,16,17) automatic clavichord (8) automatic synthesizer (7)
Hecktor Semnopithecus: drums (3,5,9,13)
Ursinus Papio: drums (1,4,16,17)
Potenziani Presbytis drums (14,15)
Sam Pullman: flute (1,2,17)
Schell's Up and Up Orchestra: (16)
The Turkana Boy: B3 organ sounds (9)

Description/Reviews
Listening to Tardigrade Space Rock! (De la Renaissance) by Clay Green's Polysorbate Masquerade Band felt like I had found lost demos from Jethro Tull that would have been recorded for an album released between Thick as a Brick and A Passion Play.
Sure there are also other influences from that era that pop up (Focus, Gentle Giant, ELP...) but the Jethro Tull feel hardly ever goes away from this very entertaning album.
Read the full review by Marc at proggnosis.com

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

Lost World "Of Things And Beings"


Country: Russia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Samum Publishing
Format: CD
Release date: October 30, 2016
Tracklist
1. Shapes and Objects
   I. Random Objects in the Sun
   II. Moving Dots
   III. Water Circles
   IV. Time Squares
2. When the Time is Still
3. Death of Mr. Winter
4. Intertwined
5. Of Things and Beings
6. Watchbird
7. Simple as
   I. One
   II. Two
   III. Three
8. The Structure of Madness
9. On Thin Ice
10. Downpour

Line-up
Andy Didorenko – guitars, violins, keyboards and vocal
Vassili Soloviev – flute
Konstantin Shtirlitz – drums
Alexander Akimov – percussion

Media/Samples
Intertwined

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Unprocessed "Perception"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 30, 2016
Tracklist
1. Präludium (4:15)
2. Ocean Of Silence (5:22)
3. Life. A Prologue Of Death (5:32)
4. Death. An Epilogue Of Life (5:23)
5. Desert By The Sea (6:36)
6. Perspective (6:48)

Total time 33:56

Line-up
Manuel Gardner Fernandes - Vocals, Guitars
Christoph Schultz - Guitars
Christopher Talosi - Guitars
Simon Lorenz - Bass
Jan Aimène - Drums

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Karmamoi "Silence Between Sounds"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 30, 2016
Tracklist
1. Silence Between Sounds & Nashira (10:46)
2. Atma (7:08)
3. Sirio (6:03)
4. Martes (6:46)
5. Plato's Cave (8:39)
6. Lost Days (4:38)
7. Canis Majoris (6:56)

Total time: 50:56

Line-up
Daniele Giovannoni: Drums and Keyboards
Alessandro Cefalì: Bass
Alex Massari: Guitar
   With
Fabio Tempesta: 2nd Guitar (1-8), Guitar Solo (3, 4)
Sara Rinaldi : Vocals (2,5,6,8)
Hellena: Vocals (3)
Serena Ciacci: Vocals (7)
Irene Morelli: Soprano (4,5)
Luca Uggias: Piano (1,3)
Emilio Merone : Piano (2,5)  Keybord Solo (6)
Lara Bagnati: Flute (6-8)
Maria Rodriguez Reina: Cello (2,6)

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Nashira
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Saturday, October 29, 2016

Scorching Winter "Victim"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Symphonic Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: October 29, 2016
Tracklist
1. Chapter I: The Six Headed Beast (6:22)
2. Chapter II: On Hands And Knees (5:33)
3. Chapter III: From The Ashes (4:40)
4. Chapter IV: The Hunt (4:16)
5. Chapter V: Hiding In The Shadows (6:43)
6. Chapter VI: Wrath (7:12)
7. Chapter VII: Devil In The Mirror (5:32)
8. Chapter VIII: My Gift, My Curse (8:22)

Total Time 48:40

Line-up
Konstantina Papadimitriou - Vocals
Rafael Katigbak - Guitars
Natalie Bellio - Keyboards
Glenn Treasure - Bass
Nick James - Drums

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Terebenthine "Matière Noire"


Country: France
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 29, 2016
Tracklist
1. Folie Cynique (3:14)
2. 120 DB (4:37)
3. Agent 00 (4:01)
4. Fais Tourner (4:01)
5. Matière Noire (4:36)
6. Big Bang Attack (4:08)
7. Frappe Au Hazard (3:23)
8. Scène Finale (3:56)
9. Matière Noire (version Classique) (4:52)

Total Time 36:48

Line-up
Miguel Miranda - guitar
Alexandre Boutin - guitar
Benoît Foucault - guitar
Yoann Chillault - bass
Rémi Subjobert - drums

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Guillen "Into The Void"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Southern Blasphemy Records
Format: digital
Release date: October 29, 2016
Tracklist
1. Spatial Cosmic Fields (7:20)
2. Chance For Novel Concepts (1:57)
3. Spiraling Ascension (8:16)
4. Moon (5:00)
5. Frozen Particles (7:24)
6. Ashes Of Burnt Wings (5:28)
7. Into The Void (7:42)
8. Resurgence (6:31)
9. Ashes To Ashes (David Bowie Cover) (4:26)

Total Time 54:04

Line-up
Adam Guillen - All instruments, vocals

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Friday, October 28, 2016

Nuova Era "Return to the Castle"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: AMS
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 28, 2016
Tracklist
1. Return To The Castle, Part 1 (9:55)
2. Carousel I: Through The Battles And The Years (2:56)
3. The Dragon And The Knight (12:21)
4. Carousel II: Dancing Shadows In The Forest (4:05)
5. The Prophecy (8:00)
6. Carousel III: Living For The King (2:36)
7. The Castle (9:47)
8. Carousel IV: At The Banquet (including The Princess) (6:25)
9. Court Life (6:08)
10. Carousel V: The Dreams Of Childhood (4:31)
11. Return To The Castle, Part 2 – Conclusion (7:45)

Total Time 74:29

Line-up
Walter Pini: keyboards
Rudi Greco: electric bass
Maurizio Marra: drums
Alex Camaiti: vocals, guitars

Description/Reviews
A 75-minute symphonic progressive rock, sung in English for the first time in the history of the band, which ranges from baroque sections to other ones more dreamy and atmospheric.
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Odysseus Reborn "Feed the Machine"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 28, 2016
Tracklist
1. The Machine (1:58)
2. Bastion Of Hope (5:28)
3. Eye Of The Storm (5:58)
4. Black Hole (4:43)
5. The Line (5:10)
6. Never I'll See The Sun (14:39)
7. What Is There To Lose? (4:45)
8. Home (4:46)
9. The Product (8:42)
10. Mad World (Cover) (3:47)

Total time 59:56

Line-up
Rob Elkin: Lead Guitar and Vocals
Ben Veness: Rhythm Guitar and Backing Vocals
Fisho Fisher: Bass Guitar
Alex Gasparich: Drums and Keyboard

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Black hole

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Madder Mortem "Red In Tooth And Claw"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Dark Essence Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 28, 2016 (CD, digital), December 9, 2016 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Blood On The Sand (5:22)
2. If I Could (5:16)
3. Fallow Season (4:12)
4. Pitfalls (5:20)
5. All The Giants Are Dead (5:11)
6. Returning To The End Of The World (5:56)
7. Parasites (3:12)
8. Stones For Eyes (4:23)
9. The Whole Where Your Heart Belongs (4:31)
10. Underdogs (7:31)

Total Time 50:54

Line-up
Agnete M. Kirkevaag – vocals
BP M. Kirkevaag – guitars, vocals
Richard Wikstrand – guitars
Tormod L. Moseng – bass
Mads Solås – drums, percussion, vocals
   With
Patrick Scantlebury - guitars

Description/Reviews
...it sounds like they have taken on a bit of a psychedelic tinge themselves, particularly on the bewitchingly haunting “The Whole Where Your Heart Belongs.” On “Returning To The End Of The World”, the band’s menacing crunch is balanced by Kirkevaag’s seductively melodic vocal lines, some of the more accessible of her career. She can still belt out wails just as powerful, even more so than when she was 17 years younger, but there is a blossoming tuneful sensibility that surfaces at least in part on every track. On “Fallow Season,” a crunchy guitar riff would likely have escalated into something fairly bombastic on an older album. Instead, there’s a graceful groove that ties it together with a smoother flow, despite the fact that the band does get worked up into some shouts and punishment of their instruments before the end.
Read the full review by A.S. Van Dorston at fastnbulbous.com

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The Gift "Why The Sea Is Salt"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: Bad Elephant Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 28, 2016
Tracklist
  1. At Sea    
  2. Sweeper Of Dreams   
  3. Tuesday's Child   
  4. The Tallest Tree  
  5. All These Things 
  6. At Sea - Reprise (Ondine's Song)
Line-up
Mike Morton - lead vocals
Dave Lloyd - guitars and backing vocals
Leroy James - guitars and backing vocals
Gabriele Baldocci - keyboards
Stefan Dickers - bass
Neil Hayman - drums and percussion
   With
Anthony Phillips (Genesis) - 12-string guitar (4)
Steve Hackett (Genesis) - lead guitar (4)
Peter Jones (Tiger Moth Tales) - Irish whistle (4)

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Son of Man "Son of Man"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Funk, AOR
Label: Esoteric Antenna
Format: CD
Release date: October 28, 2016
Tracklist
1. Son of Man
2. Death Of The Ego
3. The Circle
4. Guiding Hand
5. Otherside
6. A Glimpse Of You
7. Pale Rider
8. Crazy
9. Soul To The Road
10. My Only Friend
11. Short Sharp Shock

Line-up
George Jones (Man) - guitar
Bob Richards (Man) - drums
Glenn Quinn - guitars
Richie Galloni - lead vocals
Marco James - keyboards
Ray Jones - bass
Micky Jones (Man) - guitar solo (7)

Description/Reviews
As their name suggests, Son of Man are related to the legendary Welsh band Man.
A fine collection of 11 original songs, the album follows in the tradition of Man’s music but also has a contemporary edge. Significantly, Son of Man includes the track “Pale Rider”, a completed song begun by and featuring a solo from the late Micky Jones. Son of Man is an album that continues the legacy of fine, original rock music hailing from Wales.
Also read the review by John Deaux at allabouttherock.co.uk

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Sampler

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Hail Spirit Noir "Mayhem in Blue"


Country: Greece
Genre(s)Psychedelic Progressive Rock/Black Metal
LabelDark Essence Records
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 28, 2016
Tracklist
1. I Mean You Harm (3:55)
2. Mayhem In Blue (7:57)
3. Riders To Utopia (4:37)
4. Lost In Satan's Charms (10:52)
5. The Cannibal Tribe Came From The Sea (6:50)
6. How To Fly In Blackness (6:16)

Total Time 40:27

Line-up
Haris - synths
Theoharis - guitars, vocals
J. Demian - bass, acoustic guitars

Description/Reviews
Mayhem in Blue ... retains the 70s flavor but chases the rabbit even further down the hole. It’s weirder, carnival-esque, swinging. Hammond organs, flutes, and electronic sounds feature more prominently. Compositionally it’s similar but the unorthodox instrumentation is prevalent and the black metal is stretched still thinner. Moments of true blackened ferocity are few and while tremolo-picked guitars and blasting drums are present and correct, their heaviness is gentler: always meshed with keyboards or a jaunty rhythm. Clean vocals are commonplace too but used with lurching tempos and odd vowel emphasis. It’s an eccentric listen but never unsettling – more like the overly chatty guy at your post office than the one who touches your arm too much.
Read the full review at angrymetalguy.com

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Take Me Far Away "Contemplation of Infinity"


Country: Russia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 28, 2016
Tracklist
1. Rising (4:46)
2. Shuttle Ride (5:39)
3. Ascendeo Ad Astra (5:38)
4. Flying With A Parachute (6:09)
5. Path Of Life (7:26)
6. Agnus Dei (2:17)
7. Star Maze (4:23)

Total time 36:18

Line-up
Dmitriy Kshanovskiy - guitar
Alexandr Mutin - guitar
Igor Ivanov - bass 
Andrey Balitskiy - drums
  WithMargarita Chernova - viola
Olga Gavrilova - keyboards

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Setsudan "Disconnected"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 28, 2016
Tracklist
1. End It All (8:52)
2. Saccade (9:09)
3. The Funeral Of Mind (12:54)
4. Axis (9:16)
5. Disconnected: I. Immersion - II. Trepidation & Revelation - III. Dysfunction - IV. CBT - V. Hope (17:48)

Total Time 57:59

Line-up
Krys Bangert - Guitars, Synths and Effects
Christopher Dean - Bass
Robert Richards - Drums

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Noveria "Forsaken"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal
Label: Scarlet Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 28, 2016
Tracklist
1. Lost (1:46)
2. Shock (5:56)
3. Denial (4:54)
4. When Everything Falls (5:09)
5. Hatred (4:42)
6. If Only (4:59)
7. Isolate (2:13)
8. [W]hole (5:48)
9. Regrets (5:50)
10. Utopia (5:12)
11. Acceptance (6:52)
12. Archangel (7:10)

Total time 60:31

Line-up
Francesco Corigliano - Vocals
Francesco Mattei  - Guitars
Andrea Arcangeli - Bass
Omar Campitelli - Drums
Julien Spreutels - Keyboards
   With
Kelly Sundown Carpenter - Vocals (3)
Kate Nord - Vocals (4), Narration (5)
Claudio Pietronik - Lead Guitars  (6)
Lorenzo Milone - Acoustic Guitars (4)
Giuseppe Bassi - Samples & Programming (3, 5, 8, 11, 12)

Description/Reviews
Noveria can be seen as the darker little brother of DGM, another Italian power prog band, and their sound is quite similar: melodic power metal with heavy keyboard incorporation, a pummeling rhythm section and occasionally unconventional song structures. The sound calls Symphony X to mind, as well as Evergrey who also love their dark emotional themes without turning to harsher soundscapes. Dealing with a complex and sensitive subject while employing such high-speed bombast is a tightrope act few can pull off, but Noveria have an ace up their sleeve with Francesco Corigliano’s voice: the man is extremely expressive, and songs like opener “Shock” would not be as strong without him.
Read the full review at angrymetalguy.com

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Eris Pluvia "Different Earths"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Symphonic
Label: AMS 
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 28, 2016
Tracklist
1.Renaissance (TDOMS reprise)
2.Man on a rope
3.Aqua
4.Rain is falling
5.Poet’s island
6.Black rainbow
7.Heroes of the dark star
8.Springtime drop
9.The door of my soul

Line-up
Alessandro Cavatorti - guitars, words
Marco Forella - bass, piano, acoustic guitar, keyboards, drums, percussion
Roberta Piras - flute
Roberto Minniti - vocals

Description/Reviews
“Different Earths” comes then six years after its predecessor, renewing its formula and giving us a band still inspired, that prefers, to the display of instrumental technique typical of certain progressive rock standards, a more delicate and linear, heartfelt and exciting approach. Eris Pluvia’s reference names have not changed over time: hints of Camel and Pink Floyd can be heard especially in the guitar solos, in the flute melodies and in the sustained keyboard sounds.
Indeed, this release finds its strength in the pastoral simplicity of its songs, which succeed in the difficult task of being up to date while referring to groups and sounds of the past. 
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Mark Bogert "Painting the World"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: FREIA Music    
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 27, 2016
Tracklist
1. Earning The Best (3:27)
2. Obstacles In The Universe (3:13)
3. Nature Of Stone (4:08)
4. Friends On Holiday (3:36)
5. Learning The Diffculties (3:41)
6. Freedom After Wars (3:51)
7. Missing The Loved Ones (3:01)
8. Running Till The End Of Time (4:02)
9. Created Lifestyle (4:46)
10. A Lifetime Journey (5:15)

Total time 39:00

Line-up
Mark Bogert (Knight Area, Penny’s Twisted Flavour) - guitars, keys
   With
Pieter van Hoorn (Knight Area) - drums
Peter Vink (Finch, Ayreon, Knight Area) - bass

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Presence "Masters and Following"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Black Widow Records
Format: CD
Release date: October 26, 2016
Tracklist
CD 1
  1. Masters and following
  2. Deliver
  3. Now
  4. Interlude
  5. The house on the hill
  6. Freewheel burning
  7. Space ship ghost
  8. This town ain't big enough for the both of us
  9. Prelude
  10. Symmetry
  11. Collision course
  12. On the eastern side
  13. The revealing
CD 2: Bonus live CD
  1. Scarlet
  2. The sleeper awakes
  3. Lightening
  4. The dark 
  5. Eyemaster 
  6. Just before the rain
  7. The bleeding
  8. Un di' quando le veneri
Orchestral:
      9. Overture
     10. Hellish
     11. J'accuse
     12. Makumba
     13. Supersticious
     14. The king could die issueless

Line-up
Sophya Baccini - vocals
Sergio Casamassima - guitars
Enrico Iglio - keyboards, percussions
   With
Sergio Quagliarella - drums
Mino Berlano - bass

Description/Reviews
2016 album by Naples band heavy dark prog band Presence. This album contains ten songs, three covers ('The House On The Hill' by Audience, 'Freewheel Burning' by Judas Priest and 'This Town Ain't Big Enough For The Both Of Us' by the Sparks, seven live tracks and an orchestral suite of some passages of the Presence discography.
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The Mystical Why "Owl"



Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 26, 2016
Tracklist
1. Let's Keep Going Like That (4:29)
2. Alea Jacta Est (5:13)
3. What About Changes (7:37)
4. Not Sure (3:21)
5. Gran Dolor (5:44)
6. Light Of An Old Oil Lamp (2:22)
7. Take Me For A Ride (4:14)
8. Don't Loose It (5:19)
9. A Comer ! (2:23)

Total time 40:42

Line-up
Nicolas Bazin : Bass
Antoni Rossetto : Guitars
Jeanne Trin-Dinh : Vocals
Clément Prioul : Piano
Ludovic "Deweak" Roux : Keyboards
Franck Cougard : Drums
Thierry Dutru : Drums

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Qantum "Le Passage"


Country: France
Genre(s): Symphonic, Neo-Prog
Label: Musea Parallele
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 26, 2016
Tracklist
1. L'or (8:48)
2. Le Reve D'Isaac (8:10)
3. Labyrinthe (Instrumental) (5:04)
4. Le Fils Maudit (8:16)
5. Milena Lacrimae (Instrumental) (5:22)
6. Eaux De La (7:05)
7. Le Passage (9:17)

Total time 52:02

Line-up
Jean-Marc Tesorio - Vocals
Franck Foussard - Keys
Thierry Locatelli - Guitars
Bruno Vente - Bass
Rémi Séveno - Drums

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Siluetless "Drifting"


Country: Lithuania
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 25, 2016
Tracklist
1. Dancer In The Sky (7:39)
2. Dark Corners (6:18)
3. Child Of The Shadows (6:08)
4. My Last Wish (6:03)
5. The Writer's Farrago (9:02)
6. The Legends Never Die (5:04)
7. Spooky Dreams (4:43)
8. Endless (8:31)

Total time 53:28

Line-up
Eugene Golobokin - Vocals, Guitars, Synths and fx programming
Artur Mamin - Bass
Vainius Česnauskas - Drums
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Viktoras Grečko - Synth solo (6)

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Hanagaria "Court Of Hallucinations"


Country: Israel
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 25, 2016
Tracklist
1. The Assembly Line Of Success (16:39)
2. Mutual Smiles (6:28)
3. Perspectives (5:02)
4. The Joker (6:10)
5. Playground Bully (9:46)
6. The Court Of Hallucinations (10:09)

Total time 54:14

Line-up
Oren Amitai - lead vocals, electric guitar (4-6), bass guitar (1-3)
Dean Katz Ritov - electric guitar (1-3), bass guitar (4-6), additional vocals
Bar Harary - keyboards
Nitay Rabinovitz - drums, additional vocals; synth and percussion (5)
Ilan Barkani - percussion, synth, samples; drums (5)

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Art of Simplicity “When Fables Have a Bitter Taste”


Country: Greece
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: October 23, 2016
Tracklist
1. Once (4:35)
2. Sweetest Denial (5:25)
3. For Her Ache (6:49)
4. Crash (4:44)
5. Waiting For The End Of The World (5:06)
6. Τέλος (8:54)

Total time 35:33

Line-up
Chris Kounelis - Vocals
Matthew Dakoutros - Violin
Dim Koskinas - Guitars
George Pagidas - Bass Guitar
Nikos Miras - Drums
   With
Jargon (Verbal Delirium) - Piano (1, 6)
Nancy Kontouri - Vocals (1)
Stavros Konstantopoulos - Bass guitar (2)
Loukas Giannakitsas - Bass guitar (3)
Theodore Kalantzakos - Acoustic guitar (2)
Yiannis Fasoulakis - Acoustic guitar (6)

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Xavier Boscher "Pentagramme"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 23, 2016
Tracklist
1. Le Corps Des Femmes (4:28)
2. Métronome Céleste (5:16)
3. La Lune Rouge (5:01)
4. Pentagramme (4:20)
5. Volupté (2:51)
6. Géométrie Intime (4:41)
7. Quinacridone (4:51)
8. Les Voyageurs Du Temps (8:13)

Total time 39:41

Line-up
Xavier Boscher - Vocals, instruments
    With
Nyounaï Sauneg - Backing vocals (8)
Benjamin Masson - Guitar solo (8)
Thomas Leroy - Guitar solo (7)

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Endless Season "Endless Season"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Funk
Format: digital
Release date: October 22, 2016
Tracklist
1. Scott Noy (7:12)
2. Misty Morning (6:26)
3. Mark Funk (3:26)
4. Sherazade (5:34)
5. Doctor Jelinek (4:42)
6. Treasures For Teatime (3:40)
7. You Talk So Loud (6:17)
8. Elastic (5:03)
9. The Big Crunch (6:55)
10. Zenith (8:25)

Total time 57:40

Line-up
Lorenzo Di Prima - bass
Paolo Busatto (Mad Fellaz) - guitar
Marco Busatto (Mad Fellaz) - drums
Marcello Sambataro - keyboards
Luca Ardini - saxophone

Description/Reviews
The group has perfected their own distinctive and enjoyable style of fusion, but there are undoubtedly times when their music displays some of the characteristics associated with artists that the band cites as influences. These include a range of jazz/rock - fusion/funk players such as Scott Henderson, Dave Weckl Band, Oz Noy and virtuoso performers such as Alain Caron and Avishai Cohen.
Read the full review by Owen Davies at dprp.net

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Hiperborea "Enigmagination"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Alternative Progressive Rock
Label: Moka Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 22, 2016
Tracklist
1. River Flow (5:57)
2. Awake And Asleep (5:04)
3. Cycle (4:35)
4. Just A Toy (4:27)
5. Castle Of Mirrors (7:08)
6. Dear Guardians (5:38)
7. Reflected Soul (4:29)
8. Cold Silance (1:23)
9. Shadow Of Hiperborea (7:15)
10. Drive Me Over (6:50)
11. Awakening (6:09)

Total time 58:55

Line-up
Andrea Miccoli
Valentin Dragoi
Maicol Beggi
Vincenzo Annunziata

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Friday, October 21, 2016

Various Artists "The New Generation of Turkish Psychedelic Volume I"


Country: Turkey
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Post Rock, Psychedelic
Label: Ironhand Records
Format: vinyl
Release date: October 21, 2016
Tracklist/Bands
A1 Yarımada - Profesyonel - 2:56
A2 irtifakaybediyoruz! - Lala's Song - 7:01
A3 Help! The Captain Threw Up - Floodgate - 4:20
A4 Balina - Azim - 8:21
B1 milankundura - Ran - 6:40
B2 Lopenstraat - Hike - 15:16


Total Time 44:34

Description/Reviews
Anatolian Rock was one of the most authentic and distinctive contributors of the first global psychedelic upheaval in late 60s and early 70s - and it still echoes in the works of Turkish modern rock bands. Indeed, modern Turkish psychedelia is something that is fully connected to the roots of a natively global sense of expression, which can be easily discriminated from other national products such as American Garage Bands, German Krautrock and British Psychedelia. The uniqueness of Turkish psychedelia is hidden in the historical and geographical exposure of its musical psyche.
Comprised of previously unpublished psychedelic songs by modern Turkish bands, “The New Generation of Turkish Psychedelic Volume I” is the first compilation album released by Ironhand Records. In this compilation you will find new and mind blowing sounds of Turkish psychedelia:
The album opens with the aggressive rhythm and raw melodic bass lines of “Profesyonel” by Yarımada, which is the only song with lyrics in the album. The second title, “Lala’s Song” by irtifakaybediyoruz! is a rage of melancholy amidst wisdom and despair. The third title, “Floodgate” by Help! The Captain Threw Up is a moody yet fluent piece that carries influences of psychedelia and post-rock.  “Azim”, the punchy, clear-cut last title on A side, is performed by Balina from Izmir, which -with their own definition- is a hearty band in love with dark riffs and sorrowful psychedelic sounds. The B side opens with “Ran” by milankundura, which takes us to a thought-provoking trip over a cloud of jazzy sounds. And the closing piece, Lopenstraat’s 15-minute epic “Hike”, is a nerve-shredding adventure in a dusky forest of acoustic and electric sounds.
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Eyevory "Inphantasia"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, AOR
Label: Artist Station
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 21, 2016
Tracklist
1. Prologue   
2. La Cage   
3. The Star   
4. Inphantasia    
5. Tartarus   
6. Elysium   
7. Mundalis   
8. Pictures   
9. Human   
10. The Perfect Empire   
11. Hope

Line-up
Jana Frank: Bass, Vocals
Kaja Fischer: Flute, Vocals,Tin whistle (5)
David Merz: Electric and Acoustic Guitars,Synthesizer, Piano (1,3,6,11), Backing vocals (2,4-7,10)
   With
Frank Alpers: Drums (1-9)
Mike Thorne: Drums (10)
Wanja Brinkmann: Violin, Viola (1-8,10,11)
Alexander Schuhmann: Cello (2,3,8)
Lür Tischer: Cello (11)
Martin Breuer: Contrabass (2,3,5)
Ulli Torspecken: Accordeon (5)
Christoph Riedlberger: Flute (6)
Klaus „Doc“ Kessler: Bagpipes (7)
Liv Wiescholek: Child vocal solo (7)
Harald Möller, Jens Gatzenmeyer & Klaus-Dieter Keusgen: Backing vocals (7)
Kim & Inge Merz: Backing vocals (10)
Jugend Gospelchor am Bremer Dom: Choir (1,4-7)

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