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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Syzygy "Misconnected Man"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 31, 2017
Tracklist
1. Misconnected Man (7:17)
2. My Bodhisattva (9:42)
3. Endless Pit (9:06)
4. Awake The Dead (10:01)
5. Finding Treasures (9:47)
6. SZG (12:33)

Total Time 58:26

Line-up
Tom Nelly - Guitar Vocals
Dan Landis - Drums
K.D McClellan - Bass

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Herd of Instinct "Drone Priest"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
LabelFirepool Records (FP007)
FormatCD, digital
Release date: October 31, 2017
Tracklist
1. Fragments Of A Portrait (2:46)
2. Cosmos (4:17)
3. Drone Priest (5:29)
4. Slow Current (3:56)
5. Orphan (4:25)
6. Filament (4:23)
7. Count To 5 (4:32)
8. Zero Point Flow (4:45)
9. Soft Glow (6:20)
10. Almost Transparent Blue (4:42)
11. The Blood Jet Is Poetry (6:23)

Total Time 51:58

Line-up
Mark Cook  (Spoke of Shadows) - Warr Guitar, Fretless Bass, Fretless and Fretted Guitars, Keyboards, Samples, and Beat Construction.
Bill Bachman (Spoke of Shadows, Neil Morse) - Drums
Gayle Ellett (Djam Karet) - Mellotron, Moog, Hammond, and Guitar
Bob Fisher - Flute and Sax
Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Steven Wilson) - Moog, Piano, Rhodes, and Ring Modulator
Marco Machera (EchoTest) - Bass
Mike McGary - Rhodes, Synth, and Vibes
Rick Read - Chapman Stick
Ross Young - Cymbals

Description/Reviews
 Drone Priest takes the listener on a journey exploring mood, texture, and experimental song structures. The most dynamic and varied album the band has produced to-date, Drone Priest seamlessly layers elements of prog, post rock, ambient drones, jazz, and complex percussion, while showcasing Warr guitar and synths to create a unique blend of genres.
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Drone Priest
Count to 5
Fragments of a Portrait
Teaser

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L’Albero del Veleno "Tale of a Dark Fate"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Symphonic
Label: Black Widow Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 31, 2017
Tracklist
1. Prelude - The Poison Tree (1:20)
    ACT I (Hypnos)
2. Morpheus (6:15)
3. Phobetor (3:18)
4. Interlude I - Momus (1:23)
5. Phantasos (5:51)
6. Interval (0:15)
    ACT II (Thanatos)
7. Clotho (7:10)
8. Lachesis (4:09)
9. Interlude II - Ananke (3:48)
10. Atropos (5:38)
11. Postlude - Moros (4:56)

Total Time 44:03

Line-up
Nadin Petricelli - Keyboards & Synth
Lorenzo Picchi - Guitars
Michele Andreuccetti - Bass
Marco Brenzini - Flute
Jacopo Ciani - Viola & Violin
Claudio Miniati - Drums

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Gong Expresso "Decadence"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Jazz-Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: Autumn 2017 (for pledgers), February 20, 2018 (general release)
Tracklist
1) Decadence
2) Zephyr
3) Toumani
4) Talisman
5) The Importance of Common Things
6) Eastern Platinum
7) Frevo
8) God Knows

Line-up
Francois Causse (Gong) - drums, percussion
Julien Sandiford - guitar
Benoit Moerlen (Gong) - vibes, marimba
Hansford Rowe (Gong) - bass

Description/Reviews
Gong alumni Francois Causse, Benoit Moerlen and Hansford Rowe join HRIII guitarist Julien Sandiford for the recording of the new album by Gong Expresso titled “Decadence.”
​This near re-iteration of PM Gong is the first such grouping since the passing of influential drummer Pierre Moerlen in 2005. 

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Toumani

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Orion "Le Survivant"


Country: France
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Musea Records (FGBG 4981)
FormatCD, digital
Release date: October 31, 2017 (digital), November 27, 2017 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Big Bang (8:38)
2. Cumulostratus (4:17)
3. Peur Du Vide (6:32)
4. Les Ravageurs (3:38)
5. Mère Nature (3:47)
6. La Planète Des Fous (4:28)
7. Le Dernier Arbre (6:30)
8. Le Survivant (7:35)

Total Time 45:25

Line-up
Patrick Wyrembski: acoustic guitar, vocals
Janusz Tokarz: vocals, keyboards
Michel Taran: keyboards, vocals
Alain Pierre: synth guitars, vocals
   With
Pierre-Jean Horville: guitars
Paul Cribaillet: piano
Eric Halter: bass guitar, double-bass
Cédric Affre: drums
Emmanuel Della Torre: vocals

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Monday, October 30, 2017

Skore "Missing Chapter"


Country: Hungary
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 30, 2017
Tracklist
1. Prologue (2:42)
2. Lose Myself To You (6:30)
3. A Rebel Boy (7:51)
4. Relentlessly High (8:19)
5. Growing Up To You (5:03)
6. Dark Twin (8:25)
7. Epilogue (2:05)

Total Time 40:55

Line-up
Botond Bindics - Drums
Tamas Brindza - Vocals
David Dios - Bass
Tamas Olah - Guitar
Zsolt Szenasi - Guitar

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I Am The Manic Whale "Gathering The Waters"


CountryUK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: October 30, 2017
Tracklist
1. The Man With Many Faces (7:32)
2. The Milgram Experiment (7:53)
3. The Lifeboatmen (11:22)
4. Strandbeest (13:32)
5. I'll Interlude You In A Minute (1:25)
6. Stand Up (18:30)
7. One (Hopeful Song) (7:49)

Total Time 68:03

Line-up
Ben Hartley - drums, percussion, xylophone, backing vocals
John Murhpy - keyboards, murphatron, backing vocals, second lead vocal (1, 7)
David Addis - electric, acoustic and classical guitars, backing vocals
Michael Whiteman - bass guitar, bass pedals, twelve-string guitar and acoustic guitars, lead and backing vocals, percussion
   With
Ella Lloyd - flute (3,4,6)
Matthew Talks - cello (6)

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

Recuerda que Morirás "i"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 29, 2017
Tracklist
1. Secuoyas (5:30)
2. Cuarto Camino (4:11)
3. Supay (4:47)
4. Acosta Ñu (5:12)
5. Eclipse (2:03)
6. Doula (8:16)
7. Humo (4:35)
8. Vostok 1 (5:06)
9. Captagon (4:52)

Total Time 44:32

Line-up
Martín Intile: vocals, guitar
Nelson Riveros: vocals, bass
Fernando Stapich: guitar
Lautaro Alejo Rueda: drums

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Dimartis "Episodio 2 (Aqua)"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Eclectic Progressive Rock, Psychedelic, Stoner
Format: digital
Release date: October 29, 2017
Tracklist
1. Istmo (7:38)
2. Demersal (5:57)
3. Circulos (8:02)
4. Hydrogenesis II (3:42)
5. # 2 (6:30)
6. Meseta (7:09)
7. Dŵr (6:34)
8. Black Widow (6:18)
9. Hydrogenesis I (5:30)

Total Time 57:20

Line-up
Mauro Porqueras : drums, vocals
Luciano Pucheta : bass
Nazareno Ferro : guitars, keyboards, vocals
Marcelo Capoz : guitars

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Forty Days "The Colour of Change"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelLizard Records (LIZARD CD 0132)
Format: CD
Release date: October 28, 2017
Tracklist
1. Looking For A Change (5:42)
2. Uneasy Dream (3:32)
3. The Garden (6:50)
4. Homeless (9:15)
5. John's Pool (5:48)
6. Restart (7:26)
7. Four Years In A While (8:21)

Total Time 46:54

Line-up
Giancarlo Padula: keyboard & lead vocal
Dario Vignale: guitars & backing vocal
Massimo Valloni: bass
Giorgio Morreale: drums

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The Garden

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Frequency Eater "Finite States"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 28, 2017 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Emotional Weightlessness (4:24)
2. Conversational Gravity (6:00)
3. That Which Will Be, And That Which Will Not (4:50)
4. End All, Be All (4:43)
5. Giant Arthropod Creature (7:55)
6. Hapless (2:26)
7. Weight Of The Word (6:28)

Total Time 36:46

Line-up
Owen Swerts - Drums, guitars, bass, synths

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Necronomicon "Verwundete Stadt"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: Housemaster records
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: October 28, 2017
Tracklist
1. Trostlose Stadt (5:32)
2. Licht Und Schatten (8:34)
3. Frühling In Fukushima (6:30)
4. Alle Jahre Wieder (12:10)
5. Verwundete Stadt Berlin (5:11)
6. Licht Und Schatten 3'38 (3:39)

Total Time 41:36


Line-up
Harald Bernhard - drums, vocals
Helmut Herzog - keyboards, vocals
Walter Sturm - guitar, vocals
Norbert Breuer - guitar, vocals
Gerd Libber - bass, vocals
Karl Swiontek - flute

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Alle Jahre Wieder (live)

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Friday, October 27, 2017

PFM Premiata Forneria Marconi "Emotional Tattoos"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Pop, AOR
LabelInsideOut Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 27, 2017
Tracklist
- English version -
1. We're Not An Island (7:12)
2. Morning Freedom (6:06)
3. The Lesson (5:08)
4. So Long (5:56)
5. A Day We Share (6:03)
6. There's A Fire In Me (4:55)
7. Central District (5:27)
8. Freedom Square - instrumental (4:47)
9. I'm Just A Sound (5:57)
10. Hannah (5:16)
11. It's My Road (5:07)

- Italian version -
1. Il Regno (7:12)
2. Oniro (6:06)
3. La lezione (5:08)
4. Mayday (5:56)
5. La danza degli specchi (6:03)
6. Il cielo che c'è (4:55)
7. Quartiere generale (5:27)
8. Freedom Square - instrumental (4:47)
9. Dalla Terra alla Luna (5:57)
10. Le cose belle (5:16)
11. Big Bang (5:07)

Line-up

Alessandro Scaglione: keyboards, Hammond, Moog
Lucio Fabbri: violin
Patrick Djivas: bass
Franz Di Cioccio: lead vocals, drums
Marco Sfogli: guitars
Roberto Gualdi: drums
Alberto Bravin: keyboards, backing vocals

Description/Reviews
 “Emotional Tattoos” marks the return of the band's trademark sound after two rather experimental releases. The new album takes a melodic rock route while offering surprising musical twists and turns including moody synths, orchestral arrangements, straight-forward guitar-driven passages and wonderful ballads
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Central District
Quartiere Generale 

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Ne Obliviscaris "Urn"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelSeason of Mist
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 27, 2017
Tracklist
1. Libera, Pt. 1 (Saturnine Spheres) (09:52)
2. Libera, Pt. 2 (Ascent of Burning Moths) (02:35)
3. Intra Venus (07:28)
4. Eyrie (11:51)
5. Urn, Pt. 1 (And Within The Void We Are Breathless) (07:30)
6. Urn, Pt. 2 (As Embers Dance In Our Eyes) (06:38)

Total time 45:54

Line-up
Tim Charles - Violin, Vocals
Xenoyr - Vocals
Matt Klavins - Guitars
Daniel Presland - Drums
Benjamin Baret - Guitars
   With:
Robin Zielhorst - Bass
Emma Charles
Natalija May
Tim Hennessy

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Dopapod "MEGAGEM"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Jamband
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 27, 2017
Tracklist
1. Plaese Haalp (7:17)
2. Piazole (4:57)
3. Zonk (0:51)
4. Mucho (6:33)
5. Confabulation (4:45)
6. Turn By Turn (5:36)
7. Buster Brown (5:59)
8. Starfish (4:39)

Total Time 40:37

Line-up
Eli Winderman - keyboards, vocals
Rob Compa - guitar, vocals
Chuck Jones - bass
Neal “Fro” Evans - drums
   With
Paul Hamilton - violin
Paul Patterson - violin
Rose Reidmiller Gowda - viola
Michael Gilber Ronstadt - cello, string arrangments

Description/Reviews
Kicking things off in typical fashion with wailing guitars, stellar harmonies and entrancing tempo changes, the album launches into a powerful opener of “Plaese Haalp.” While many have already heard the tune live over the course of the last few months, this time, listeners are introduced to triumphant strings, violins and cellos, helping to create a larger than life sound. Lyricism plays a key role, detailing inner emotions and exploring parallels between time, creating music and giving attention to other avenues in life. Eventually tempo slows down as Winderman’s roaring and impressive vocals take the reigns of explaining their reasoning behind the 2018 hiatus. 
Read the full review by Alyssa Ladzinski at nysmusic.com

Also read the review by Amanda Marcazo at aperfectmessradio.blogspot.com

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Excessive Visage "You Are Lost Anyway"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Avant Prog, Jazz Rock, Math Rock, Psychedelic
Label: Off Records‎ OCD037 (CD), Already Dead Tapes AD269 (cassette)
Format: CD, digital, cassette
Release date: October 27, 2017
Tracklist
1. Dragged In (8:14)
2. Verwohnt Von Happiness (4:09)
3. Supernova, Black Hole, Eternity And The Space (3:44)
4. Ron (4:18)
5. Buried In Gold (3:32)
6. Nothing Nothing (6:12)
7. Polished Eyes (2:28)
8. Transfixed Reveria (9:34)

Total Time 42:11

Line-up
Larissa Blau – Vocals, Slide Whistle
Torsten Lang – Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Synthesizer, Fender Rhodes, Theremin
Simon Preuß – Bass (3, 7, 8) and atmo recordings (1, 6)
Christoph Dehne – Drums
   With
The Ghost Of Christmas Past – Backing Vocals (1)
Falk Meutzner – Schreie (5)

Description/Reviews
The album starts off on some Sunburned Hand of the Man/No-Neck Blues Band-style earthy, improv weirdness (quickly abandoned for the remainder of the album) before shifting gears into a playful, whimsical Syd Barrett-esque psych-pop jam. Around five minutes into the song is a crunchy, bluesy fuzz guitar solo that builds into some haunting male and female vocal dueling. This is definitely an “album” album, no need to break it down track by track. It’s epic and cinematic. Intentional or not, there are nods to ELP, Yes, Genesis and the like, but also The Mars Volta and The Sound of Animals Fighting. The vocals are uniformly gorgeous. My favorite track upon the first couple of listens is “Ron,” for what it’s worth.
Expect lots of jazzy percussion, math rock-isms, ridiculous distorted guitar tones, soaring female vocals, and an overall professional hi-fi sound. Play this one on a good sound system! “Your nose is hairy!”
There’s a buttload of ‘70s rock moves, sick guitar riffs, and memorable melodies, all played professionally and capably. These blokes are actual musicians. Definitely good driving music; throw this one on the tape deck while traversing the great highways of the haunted universal road zone. Perhaps I’ll cross paths with them a year from now (the time of this writing) in Germany."

- David Drucker, Already Dead Tapes, 2017 
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Johnny Bob "Carnival of the Brahma Sox"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 27, 2017
Tracklist
1. Beyond The Lines (7:41)
2. The Electric Elf (3:47)
3. See Yourself (3:05)
4. Daniel The Peacock (5:53)
5. Channel Knight (8:24)
6. Emerald Lynx (3:40)
7. Secret Möbilat (4:49)
8. Scream Of The Butterfly (10:48)

Total Time 48:07

Line-up
Trafo - Vocals
Möbius - Guitars
Fliederjahn - Keyboards
Doktor Jest - Bass
Mondvogel - Drums

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Lorenzo Feliciati "Elevator Man"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Fusion
LabelRare Noise Records RNR084
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 27, 2017
Tracklist
1. Elevator Man (5:54)
2. The Brick (7:24)
3. 14 Stones (7:45)
4. Black Book Red Letters (7:29)
5. Three Women (5:29)
6. Unchained Houdini (4:15)
7. The Third Door (5:49)
8. S.O.S. (5:31)
9. Thief Like Me (5:23)
10. U Turn In Falmouth (3:19)

Total Time 58:18

Line-up
Lorenzo Feliciati (Naked Truth) - fretted and fretless bass, upright bass (4), moog bass (9), electric guitars, keyboards
   With
Roberto Gualdi (PFM) - drums (1)
Stan Adams - trombone and horn section arrangement (1-3, 5)
Pierluigi Bastioli - bass trombone (1- 3, 5)
Duilio Ingrosso - baritone saxophone (1-3, 5)
Roy Powell - hohner clavinet (2)
Chad Wackerman (Allan Holdsworth, Frank Zappa) - drums (2)
Cuong Vu - trumpet (3, 5)
Alessandro Gwis - acoustic piano with Reaktor running on laptop (3)
Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Stick Men, Trey Gunn) - drums (3)
Sandro Satta - alto sax (4)
Claudio Corvini - trumpet (4)
Gianni Di Renzo - drums (4)
Antonio Jasevoli - electric guitar solo (5)
Davide Savarese (Ingranaggi Della Valle) - drums (5, 10)
Davide Pettirossi - drums (6)
DJ Skizo – turntables & rhythm design (7)
Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen) - electric guitar solo (8)
Luca Giacobbe - vibraphone (8)
Armando Croce - drums (8)
Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie) - electric guitars (9)
Aidan Zammit - keyboards (9)
Gianluca Plamieri - drums (9)

Description/Reviews
...what sets Elevator Man apart from many other fusion albums that feature magnificent musicianship, is the way in which the individual players blend seamlessly together as an ensemble. Their collective empathy and proficiency helps to illuminate and highlight the strength and outstanding quality of the compositions. This is emphasised to great effect during the first five tracks, which include a horn section. These pieces are quite different in both sound and mood to the pieces that follow. 
Read the full review by Owen Davies at dprp.net

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Unchained Houdini
Elevator Man
Black Book, Red Letters

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Aldo Tagliapietra "Invisibili Realtà"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: Clamore (CLATGL004)
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: October 27, 2017
Tracklist
1. Musica E Parole (4:39)
2. La Porta (3:55)
3. Siamo Del Cielo (5:09)
4. E' La Vita (4:57)
5. Radici (4:34)
6. Il Sole Del Mattino (3:29)
7. Il Bisogno Di Te (4:05)
8. Come Onde (4:58)
9. Invisibili Realta' (3:04)

Total Time 38:50

Line-up
Aldo Tagliapietra (Le Orme) - voice, sitar
Andrea De Nardi (Former Life) - piano, Hammond organ, Minimoog
Matteo Ballarin (Former Life) - guitars, programming
Andrea Ghion - bass
Manuel Smaniotto - drums, percussion
   With
Mauro Martello - duduk (5)

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Darrel Treece-Birch "Healing Touch"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Ambient
Label: Melodic Revolution Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 27 , 2017
Tracklist
1. God’s Prescription (12:06)
2. From The Mouth (5:14)
3. Cast It Out (5:19)
4. Re-Boot (6:05)
5. The Fruits Of The Spirit (5:21)
6. The Stand (7:30)
7. The Release (6:41)
8. The Expanse (6:32)
9. No Fear Here (5:42)
10. God’s Medicine (3:17)

Total Time 63:47

Line-up
Darrel Treece-Birch (Nth Ascension): keyboards, guitars, drums, cymbals

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Communic "Where Echoes Gather"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: AFM Records (AFM_6379, AFM_6371)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 27, 2017
Tracklist
1. The Pulse of the Earth (Part 1 - The Magnetic Center)
2. The Pulse of the Earth (Part 2 - Impact Of The Wave)
3. Where Echoes Gather (Part 1 - Beneath The Giant)
4. Where Echoes Gather (Part 2 - The Underground Swine)
5. Moondance
6. Where History Lives
7. Black Flag of Hate
8. The Claws Of The Sea (Part 1 - Journey Into The Source)
9. The Claws Of The Sea (Part 2 - The First Moment)
     Bonus Tracks:
10. Watching It All Disappear (Live In Studio 2017)
11. At Dewy Prime (Live In Studio 2017)
12. Waves Of Visual Decay (Acoustic Live Version - 10th Anniversary Concert)

Line-up
Oddleif Stensland - guitar, vocals
Tor Atle Gabrielsen-Andersen - drums
Erik Mortensen - bass

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Icefish "Human Hardware"


Country: Italy/USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 27, 2017
Tracklist
1. Paralyzed (5:19)
2. It Begins (5:53)
3. Human Hardware (3:56)
4. 5 Years (4:35)
5. Revolution (4:50)
6. Solitude (4:24)
7. Your Eyes (4:04)
8. Lost (5:44)
9. The Pieces (6:31)

Total Time 45:16

Line-up
Virgil Donati (Derek Sherinian, Planet X) - drums
Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie, Virgil Donati) - guitar
Alex Argento (Virgil Donati) - keyboards
Andrea Casali (Astra) - bass, vocals

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It Begins 
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Major Parkinson "Blackbox"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Pop
Label: Degaton Records (Norway), Karisma Records (ROW)
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 27, 2017 (CD, digital), November 27, 2017 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Lover, Lower Me Down!
2. Night Hitcher
3. Before the Helmets
4. Isabel - A Report to an Academy
5. Scenes from Edison's Black Maria
6. Madeleine Crumbles
7. Baseball
8. Strawberry Suicide
9. Blackbox

Line-up
Jon Ivar Kollbotn
Eivind Gammersvik
Lars C Bjørknes
Sondre Veland
Sondre Skollevoll
Øysten Bech-Eriksen
Claudia Cox
   With
Linn Frøkedal

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Baseball 
Blackbox

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Koos J. Thonissen's Cryptic Nature "Pandor"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock Opera
Label: Rock Company (VRCCD202017)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 27, 2017
Tracklist
CD1
1. A Dragon's Tale (2:01)
2. Regnum Draconis (3:35)
3. Aenoor (3:18)
4. Glynyd (5:02)
5. Gol Matoo: Meteorite Impact (9:02)
6. Ael Hathor (7:58)
7. Ieeryah (7:29)
8. Pandor's Adoption (6:19)

Total CD1 Time 44:44

CD2
1. The Meeting (7:05)
2. Tayla's Teachings (2:55)
3. The Prophecy: Tayla's Mission (6:34)
4. Consulting Serna (7:02)
5. Certamen Ultimus (7:25)
6. Salus Orbis (7:17)

Total CD2 Time 38:18

Line-up
Koos Thönissen - Guitars, Synths, Basses & Fretless Bass, Mandolin, Percussion, Vibra Slap, Didgeridoo, Skull Drums & Soundscapes, Vocals as Nebucor, Krolok, Oomat & the Sage, Backing Vocals
   With
Jeroen van den Biggelaar - Lead guitar on Certamen Ultimus
Ron van Rhee - Flutes on Consulting Serna.
Sascha Burchardt - Vocals as Pandor
Emmelie van Deurzen - Vocals as Tayla, Backing Vocals
Jacqueline van Elsbergen - Vocals as Serna
Cathy van der Valk - Vocals as Ieeryah
Anita Alberts - Backing Vocals
Huw Lloyd-Jones (Also Eden, Unto Us) - Vocals as Teelon
Ian Jillings - Narration

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Stolen Memories "Paradox"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Dooweet Agency (DAG0070)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 27, 2017
Tracklist
1. Red Spring (5:05)
2. The Badge (4:36)
3. Obedience (3:56)
4. Constant Liar (4:41)
5. Hidden Hurt (5:26)
6. Exile (3:43)
7. A Second Chance (4:50)
8. No Cure For This (3:47)
9. Lack Of Clarity (5:25)
10. Only The Brave (5:29)

Total Time 46:58

Line-up
Najib Maftah - Vocals
Baptiste Brun - Guitars, Keyboards
Olivier Dalmas - Bass
Antoine Brun - Drums, Backing Vocals

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Exile

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Schizofrantik "Ripping Heartaches"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Gentle Art Of Music (GAOM051)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 27, 2017
Tracklist
01) Satan And Death Seperated By Sin
02) A New Day
03) Personal Hell
04) Hungry Ghosts
05) Why Is My Mind
06) Children Stopped Crying In Aleppo
07) Infinity

Line-up
Martin Mayrhofer - guitars & vocals
Henning Lübben - keyboards
Marco Osmajic - bass
Christian Schichtl - drums

Description/Reviews
If you have always wanted to know what it would sound like if King Crimson teamed up with Frank Zappa and Bela Bartok to set a precisely concerted stroke to music, Ripping Heartaches will finally answer your prayers. Mastermind Martin Mayrhofer mercilessly bullwhips the songs through genres and yet he manages to never lose the spine that holds the composition together. Tricky math-like riffs are followed by brutal outbursts of anger and finally flow into melancholic melodies of heartache: the Munich-based guitarist and singer has filled Ripping Heartaches up to the brim with musical creativity. That is the foundation upon which the songs about Buddhist teachings and the Weltschmerz of our time are built.
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Simon Phillips "Protocol 4"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
LabelPhantom Recordings
FormatCD, digital
Release date: October 27, 2017
Tracklist
1. Nimbus (8:56)
2. Pentangle (6:47)
3. Passage To Agra (7:16)
4. Solitaire (5:59)
5. Interlude (1:39)
6. Celtic Run (7:48)
7. All Things Considered (5:53)
8. Phantom Voyage (7:31)
9. Azorez (6:44)

Total Time 58:33

Line-up
Simon Phillips (Toto) - drums
Greg Howe - guitars
Dennis Hamm - keyboards
Ernest Tibbs - bass

Description/Reviews
“Nimbus” kicks things off in high gear. Howe is given room to stretch out over Phillips’ delicate high hat work and Tibbs’ propulsive bass playing. Touches of Fender Rhodes and synth washes add to the musical tableau. Hamm’s synth solos recall ’70s-era jazz rock, in all its glory. The song’s timing changes and solo section hold together expertly, yet never seem over thought.
Read the full review by Preston Frazier at somethingelsereviews.com

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Bleeding "Elementum"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelPure Prog Records (PPRCD011)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 27, 2017
Tracklist
1. When They Come (5:31)
2. Heir To Apostasy (5:20)
3. Immortal Projection (6:47)
4. Paranoia (8:58)
5. Macbeth (4:35)
6. Sense And Science (6:26)
7. Ember (5:19)
8. Elementum (3:11)
9. Shipwrecked (5:58)

Total Time 52:05

Line-up
Marc Nickel – guitars
Jörg von der Fecht – guitars
Haye Graf – vocals
Heiko Spaarmann – bass
Andreas Tegeler – drums

Description/Reviews
This album starts with WHEN THEY COME, where it's clear the lesson of bands as DREAM THEATER, but developing a deep own style. Changes of time, epic memories, Power accelerations..a really tasty recipe. HEIR TO APOSTASY starts heavier and goes on with an enjoyable metal riffing, with a more open singing, clear sign of ability of singer HAYE GRAF.
IMMORTAL PROJECTION is a point forward compared to previous songs..continuous changes of time, singing more thoughtful. Almost nine min duration for PARANOIA, an awesome song that it pulls the listener in a paranoic horde before guitars finally take over.
The work goes on with three great songs as MACBETH, SENSE AND SCIENCE and EMBER, before the break of ELEMENTUM, a great instrumental. SHIPWRECKED is the last drop of high class. (Giovanni Soldi at hardrockheavymetal.info)
Also read the review at themedianmanblog.wordpress.com

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mendel "Universal Omega"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
FormatCD, digital
Release date: October 26, 2017
Tracklist
1. The Rise Of Apollo (2:24)
2. Descending Upon Hades (6:33)
3. Messengers III (8:16)
4. Universal Omega (4:06)
5. Omni Shogun (4:30)
6. Ronin (6:34)
7. Motionless (4:20)
8. Shiva Quantum (3:51)
9. Hellbound  (5:27)
10. Aurora (4:21)
11. Skyfall (4:29)
12. The Darkest Of Days  (6:39)

Total Time 61:30

Line-up
Mendel bij de Leij
   With
Koen Herfst: drums
Willem Jan Keddeman: bass
Alex Karlinksy: keyboard solo (2)
Sven de Caluwe: vocals (4)
Daniel de Jongh: vocals (9)
JC Wardenaar: vocals (4,11,12)
Valerio Recenti : vocals (12)

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Gardenia y el adversario del tiempo "Gardenia y el adversario del tiempo"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 25, 2017
Tracklist
1. Coloso (4:49)
2. Epicentro (3:58)
3. Eterno Circular (4:41)
4. Paradoja (3:23)
5. Reacción (5:23)
6. En El Profundo (2:06)
7. Una Idea (5:44)

Total Time 30:04

Line-up
Abel Flores - Drums
Sergio Caram - Bass, Synths
Pablo Moreno - Guitar, Synths, Sequencers, Vocals
Iván Luis - Guitar, Sequencers, Vocals

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Believe "Seven Widows"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: October 25, 2017
Tracklist
  1. I
  2. II
  3. III
  4. IV
  5. V
  6. VI
  7. VII
Line-up
Łukasz Ociepa - vocals
Mirek Gil (Collage) - lead guitar
Przemas Zawadzki - bass guitar
Robert 'Qba' Kubajek - drums
Satomi - violin, keyboards

Media/Samples
Stream
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VII

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Monday, October 23, 2017

Visionoir "The Waving Flame of Oblivion"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 23, 2017
Tracklist
1. Distant Karma (4:47)
2. The Hollow Men (4:53)
3. 7even (3:49)
4. The Discouraging Doctrine Of Chances (6:09)
5. Shadowplay (3:42)
6. Electro-Choc (5:15)
7. Coldwaves (4:48)
8. A Few More Steps (6:38)
9. Godspeed Radio Galaxy (bonus Track) (10:53)

Total Time 50:54

Line-up
Alessandro Sicur - guitars, piano & keyboards, programming, bass guitar, electronic drums, vocals

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Special Providence "Will"


Country: Hungary
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal, Fusion
LabelGEP (GEPCD1056)
FormatCD, digital
Release date: October 23, 2017
Tracklist:
  1. Akshaya Tritiya
  2. Irrelevant Connotations
  3. A Magnetic Moment
  4. Will
  5. Neptunian Pyramid Chill
  6. Slow Spin
  7. The Rainmaker
  8. Mos Eisley
  9. The Ancient Cosmic Bubble
  10. Distand Knowledge
Line-up
Zsolt Kaltenecker: keyboards
Márton Kertész: guitar
Attila Fehérvári: bass
Adam Markó: drums

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Earthrise "Day 2"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Symphonic 
Format: CD(-R), digital
Release date: October 23, 2017
Tracklist
1. Inside My Dream (5:14)
2. Beowulf (3:44)
3. Magic Waterfall (5:43)
4. Reverie (5:43)
5. Tracking The Gryphon (5:35)
6. The Challenge (7:05)

Total Time 33:04

Line-up
Bill Drobile - Keyboards, Guitar, Vocals
Kenn Pierog - Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Greg DiDonato - Drums

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Ann "Fragmenty"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Hard Rock, Progressive Rock
Label: Pronet Records (PRCD 011)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 21, 2017
Tracklist
1. Fragmenty (6:08)
2. Azja (4:27)
3. Nieważne (3:47)
4. Ten (5:24)
5. Zerwanie Kontaktu Bojowego z Życiem (3:43)
6. Do Końca (3:29)
7. Naj (4:47)
8. Nie Myl Mnie z Wenus (4:14)
9. Ostrożna (3:20)
10. Najciszej (4:24)

Total Time 43:43

Line-up
Anna Spławska - vocal
Paweł Siudej - guitars
Marcin Niklewicz - drumms
Kamil Siudej - bass

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Colors In Mind "The Observer"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Alternative Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 20, 2017
Tracklist
1. Chronic Irrelevance (0:51)
2. Heliocentrism (9:07)
3. Fermi (The Grand Filter) (5:24)
4. Anima Mundi (Trinity) (6:03)
5. Yugen Peaks (5:43)
6. Ouroboros (9:01)
7. The Pursuit (4:59)

Total Time 41:08

Line-up
Kelvin Mojica - Vocals, Guitar
Aaron Hutzel - Bass
Andrew Bryant - Drums
Jamie Zickefoose- Guitar
   With
Waylon Baker - Guitar (2)
Jeremy Moore Vocals (4)
Zac Gaskins - Guitar (6)

Description/Reviews
It kicks off with a beautiful, intricate, and curious bass line. It’s floating and driving simultaneously; the type of lick that really could take a piece of music anywhere. For Colors In Mind, a prog and alternative-rock inspired band from Cincinnati, Ohio, it’s an excellent way to introduce themselves on their debut album, The Observer. Blending mysterious ambience with mosh-worthy heaviness, the album keeps you guessing what’s going to happen next from start to finish.
Read the full review by Andrew Humphrey at ghettoblastermagazine.com

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And So I Watch You From Afar "The Endless Shimmering"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Instrumental Post Rock
LabelSargent House
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 20, 2017
Tracklist
1. Three Triangles (4:57)
2. A Slow Unfolding of Wings (4:16)
3. Terrors of Pleasure (5:19)
4. Dying Giants (7:26)
5. All I Need is Space (4:14)
6. The Endless Shimmering (4:10)
7. Mullally (3:53)
8. I'll Share A Life (6:23)
9. Chrysalism (3:18)

Total Time 43:56

Line-up
Rory Friers - Guitar
Chris Wee - Drums
Johnathan Adger - Bass
Niall Kennedy - Guitar

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