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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Мааt Lander / Øresund Space Collective "Мааt Lander / Øresund Space Collective"


Country: Russia, Denmark/Sweden
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Space Rock
Label: Clostridiumrecords (CR 027)
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: April 30, 2017
Tracklist
1. Maat Lander - "The Multicellular Structures Into The Space Drift"
2. Øresund Space Collective - "Easy Teenage Version"

Description/Reviews
This is mighty trippy stuff. It is the music of Maat Lander, three guys hailing out of Russia and Oresund Space Collective, eight members with a more international base. Without getting into a “who does what” here, suffice to say this music is some mighty fine space rock. All you really need to know is its two long compositions clocking in at forty-two minutes together.
Read the full review by Jerry Lucky

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Bandcamp

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Big Big Train "Grimspound"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Symphonic
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 28, 2017
Tracklist
1. Brave Captain (12:37)
2. On The Racing Line (5:12)
3. Experimental Gentlemen (10:01)
4. Meadowland (3:36)
5. Grimspound (6:56)
6. The Ivy Gate (7:27)
7. A Mead Hall In Winter (15:20)
8. As The Crow Flies (6:44)

Total Time 67:53

Line-up
David Longdon – Vocals, Flute, Keyboards, Guitar, Banjo
Nick D’Virgilio – Drums, Vocals
Greg Spawton – Bass Guitar, Bass Pedals
Andy Poole – Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Dave Gregory – Guitars
Danny Manners – Keyboards, Double Bass
Rachel Hall – Violin, Viola, Cello, Vocals
Rikard Sjöblom – Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals
     With:
Judy Dyble - Vocals

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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Lonely Robot "The Big Dream"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelInsideOut
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: April 28, 2017
Tracklist
1. Prologue (Deep Sleep) (2:18)
2. Awakenings (5:18)
3. Sigma (5:08)
4. In Floral Green (5:18)
5. Everglow (5:04)
6. False Lights (5:36)
7. Symbolic (5:09)
8. The Divine Art Of Being (5:40)
9. The Big Dream (8:01)
10. Hello World Goodbye (3:56)
11. Epilogue (Sea Beams) (2:54)
Bonus Tracks:
 12. In Floral Green (5:18)
13. The Divine Art Of Being (5:40)
14. Why Do We Stay? (5:15)

Total time 70:35


Line-up
John Mitchell (It Bites, Kino, Arena, Frost*) - vocals, various instruments
Craig Blundell (Pendragon, Frost*, Steven Wilson) - drums
   With:
Kim Seviour (Touchstone) - vocals (14)

Description/Reviews
Following 2015’s acclaimed debut ‘Please Come Home’, ‘The Big Dream’ has a core theme running through it - one that sees The Astronaut, the central character in the Lonely Robot adventure, emerging from a long period in stasis.
Mitchell explains: “The Astronaut wakes up from a cryogenic sleep but finds he’s no longer in space, and is instead in a woodland area surrounded by a group of strange people with animal heads! It's a little surreal, a little ‘Midsummer Night's Dream’ to some extent. This is something of a solipsistic haze, for want of a better description!”
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Everglow

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Ayreon "The Source"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock Opera
Label: Mascot Label Group/Music Theories
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 28, 2017
Tracklist
CD 1
Chronicle 1: The Frame
1. The Day That The World Breaks Down (12:32)
2. Sea Of Machines (5:08)
3. Everybody Dies (4:42)
Chronicle 2: The Aligning Of The Ten
4. Star Of Sirrah (7:03)
5. All That Was (3:36)
6. Run! Apocalypse! Run! (4:52)
7. Condemned To Live (6:14)

Total CD1 Time 44:07

CD 2
Chronicle 3: The Transmigration
1. Aquatic Race (6:46)
2. The Dream Dissolves (6:11)
3. Deathcry Of A Race (4:43)
4. Into The Ocean (4:53)
Chronicle 4: The Rebirth
5. Bay Of Dreams (4:24)
6. Planet Y Is Alive! (6:02)
7. The Source Will Flow" (4:13)
8. Journey To Forever (3:19)
9. The Human Compulsion (2:15)
10. March Of The Machines (1:40)

Total CD2 Time 44:26

Line-up
Arjen Anthony Lucassen - electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, mandolin, analog synthesizers, Hammond, Solina Strings
    With
Ed Warby - drums
Joost van den Broek (ex-After Forever) - grand and electric piano
Ben Mathot - violin
Maaike Peterse (Kingfisher Sky) - cello
Jeroen Goossens (ex-Pater Moeskroen) - wind instruments
Paul Gilbert - guitar solo[20]
Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats, ex-Asia) - guitar solo
Marcel Coenen (Sun Caged) - guitar solo
Mark Kelly (Marillion) - synthesizer solo
James LaBrie (Dream Theater) - vocals as The Historian
Tommy Karevik (Kamelot, Seventh Wonder) - vocals  as The Opposition Leader
Tommy Rogers (Between the Buried and Me) - vocals  as The Chemist
Simone Simons (Epica) - vocals  as The Counselor
Nils K. Rue (Pagan's Mind) - vocals  as The Prophet
Tobias Sammet (Edguy, Avantasia) - vocals  as The Captain
Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) - vocals  as The Astronomer
Mike Mills (Toehider) - vocals  as TH-1
Russell Allen (Symphony X)  - vocals as The President
Michael Eriksen (Circus Maximus) - vocals  as The Diplomat
Floor Jansen (Nightwish) - vocals  as The Biologist
Zaher Zorgati (Myrath) - vocals  as The Preacher

Media/Samples
The Day That The World Breaks Down 
Everybody Dies 

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Magenta "We Are Legend"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelTigermoth Productions
Format: CD+DVD 
Release date: April 20, 2017
Tracklist
  1. Trojan
  2. Colours
  3. Legend
Line-up
Christina Booth - Vocals
Rob Reed - Keyboards, Guitars
Chris Fry - Guitars
   With
Jon ‘Jiffy’ Griffiths - Drums
Dan Nelson - Bass

Media/Samples 
Promo
Promo 2

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Kant Freud Kafka "Onírico"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Symphonic
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 18, 2017
Tracklist
1. Insomnio de una noche de verano (09:27)
2. Dulces sueños (05:18)
3. És quan dormo que hi veig clar (10:54)
4. Vida y muerte (08:28)
5. A nightmare on Major St. (07:33)
6. Awakenings (09:03)

Total time 50:43

Line-up
Javi Herrera: drums, vocals, VST instruments
   With
Cecilia Burguera: violin
Mónica Cruzata: viola
Queralt Garcia: cello
German Fafian: electric guitars
Daniel Fernandez Campos: bass guitar
Alia Herrera: vocals
Andrea Herrera: tap dancing
Mandharu: crotals, wind chimes
Rafael Pacha: dulcimer, acoustic guitars, mandolin, bouzouki
Pol Sanchez: electric & Spanish guitars, mandole
Dick Them: double bass
Guillem Vilar: oboe, cor anglais

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Friday, April 14, 2017

The Bob Lazar Story "Baritonia"


Country: New Zealand
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Bad Elephant Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 14, 2017
Tracklist
  1. Baritonia   
  2. LOL, Defiantly   
  3. Eastern Rising   
  4. Make It Like It Used To Be   
  5. Toptop Switcherooney, Elbow Patch Man   
  6. In The Woods With Tony Iommi    
  7. Relax For A Min, Yeah?   
  8. YNWALR   
  9. Blues For Foodstool   
  10. Escape Tits (bonus track)
Line-up
Matt Deacon - Guitar, gynth, mouse, jaws harp
Chris Jago - Drums, finger cymbal

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Fractal Universe "Engram Of Decline"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Technical Death Metal
Label: Kolony Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 14, 2017
Tracklist
01. Premiss To Reality
02. Sons of Ignorance
03. Scar Legacy of Hatred
04. Parricidal Ghosts
05. Venomous Coils of A Holy Fallacy
06. Backworldsmen
07. A Name To Deny
08. Narcissistic Loop
09. Decline
10. Collective Engram

Line-up
Vince Wilquin - vocals, guitars
Hugo Florimond - guitars
Valentin Pelletier - bass
Clément Denys - drums
   With
Jørgen Munkeby (Shining) - saxophone (6)
Michael Keene (The Faceless) - guitar solo (10)
Jean-Marc Florimond - saxophone (10)

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Monday, April 10, 2017

newspaperflyhunting "Wastelands"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Post Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 10, 2017
Tracklist
1. We Used to Wander
2. Wasteland
3. A Question
4. Down the Steps
5. Sleep
6. Equal to None
7. Hours Pass
8. Solaris

Line-up
Michał Pawłowski: guitars & vocals
Jacek Bezubik: guitars & vocals
Gosia Sutuła-Grabowska: bass & vocals
Krzysztof Sarna: drums
Beata Grzegorczyk-Andrejczuk: keys

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Sunday, April 9, 2017

L'Anima "Departures"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD 
Release date: April 9, 2017
Tracklist
  1. Point Of No Return 
  2. Path To Sirius
  3. Gema
  4. My Dying Cell
  5. Hold Out
  6. My Bloody Silhouette
  7. The Sound Of Waves 
  8. The Elephant Cemetery
Line-up
Andy Mitchell - Lead Vocals
Pedro Caparros - Guitars & Backing Vocals
Mauro Paderni - Guitars & Backing Vocals
Luca Forlani - Bass
Iban Sanz - Drums

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Teaser
Path To Sirius

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Mogador "Chaptersend"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Mentalchemy Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 9, 2017
Tracklist
1 Summer Sun
2 The Escapologist
3 Deep Blue Steps
4 Still Alone
5 Josephine's Regrets
6 Breaking Day
7 Gentleman John
8 Tell Me Smiling Child (Version 2017)
    Fundamental Elements Suite Version 2017
9 The Tide's Undertow
10 The Salamander
11 Floating In The Void
12 Mammon's Greed (pt1) - Eternity's Gift
13 Mammon's Greed (pt2) - Infinity's Price

Total time 73:56

Line-up
Richard Allen: Drums, vocals, percussion
Salvatore Battello: Bass, guitars (9), backing vocals
Luca Briccola: Guitars, bass (1, 10, 12, 13), flute, backing vocals
Samuele Dotti: Keyboards, backing vocals
Marco Terzaghi: Vocals
   With
Jon Davison (Yes, Glass Hammer): Vocals (5)
Ida Di Vita: Violin (1)
Elisa Salvaterra: Flute (3)

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3 tracks  

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Monkey Diet "Inner Gobi"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 8, 2017
Tracklist
1 Ego Loss
2 Inner Gobi
3 Slidin’ Bikes
4 The Endless Day of Robby the Ant
5 Moth
6 Sorry Son…(I’ve Lost Your Car)
7 Moonshine
8 Seppuku
9 Viking

 
Line-up
Gabriele Martelli (PropheXy): Guitars, Synths
Daniele Piccinini (Accordo dei Contrari): Bass, Synths
Roberto Bernardi: Drums

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Teaser

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Forever Twelve "Home"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Symphonic
Format: CD
Release date: early April 2017
Tracklist
  1. Seven Seas
  2. Home
  3. Daisy Chain
  4. Kansas by the Sea
  5. Karmagedden
  6. Acoustic Rose
  7. Fate is in our Hands
Line-up
John Baker  (Mars Hollow) - Lead Vocals
Steve Barberic - Keyboards
Tom Graham - Guitar, Keyboards, Bass, Vocals
Kenny Hundt - Bass, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Fernando Martinez - Drums, Percussions

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Seven Seas (Intro)
Daisy Chain

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Carptree "Emerger"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Reingold Records (RRCD014), FOSFOR Creation (vinyl)
Format: CD, vinyl 
Release date: April 7, 2017 (CD), June 7, 2017 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Fleeting deep
2. Between extremes
3. The river
4. Ultimately lifeless
5. Never to return and never ever leave
6. Porous
7. Immersive attention
8. Dwindle into greatness

Total Running time: 54:25

Line-up
Carl Westholm - keyboards
Nicklas Flinck - vocals
    With
No Future Orchestra

Media/Samples 
Sampler
Fleeting Deep
Between Extremes
Porous 

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Atavismo "Inerte"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Psychedelic
Label: Temple of Torturous Records
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: April 7, 2017
Tracklist
1. Pan y dolor    
2. El sueño   
3. La maldicion del zisco   
4. Belleza cuatro   
5. Volaras

Line-up
Pot: Guitars, synth
Pow: Drums
Matt: Bass

Description/Reviews
Breaking away from the space rock jams of their debut, Atavismo have maintained a psychedelic edge, only this time around the evolution of the band is reflected in their more compact, progressive sounds.
The writing process starts with a jam session - as many great creations have - before a firmer structure is applied to the songs. Lysergic lyrics revolve around soulful feelings, love, and bad dreams which the band describe as "existential poetry". The result, among other things, is a submersion into the Andalusian rock legacy of the legendary band Triana, without losing sight of more current means of understanding psychedelic or progressive rock from bands like Black Mountain, Wolfpeople or Motorpsycho.
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Force of Progress "Calculated Risk"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: Progressive Promotion Records (PPRCD049)
Format: CD
Release date: early April 2017
Tracklist
1. Ticket
2. Sole Surviver
3. Shapeshifter
4. The Cube
5. Lift Me Up
6. Always
7. Lost In Time
8. Calculated Risk
9. The Man Who Played God

Line-up
Hanspeter Hess (The Healing Road) - keyboards, seaboard rise, programming
Dominik Wimmer (Sweety Chicky Jam) - drums, keyboards, guitar
Chris Grundmann (Cynity) - keyboards, guitar, bass, programming
Markus Roth (Marquette, Horizontal Ascension) - keyboards, guitar, bass, programming

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Excerpts
The Man Who Played God (final section)
3 tracks

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Roland Bühlmann "Bailenas"


Country: Switzerland
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion, Post Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: April 4, 2017
Tracklist
1. Bailenas (7:19)
2. Cinnamon (7:16)
3. Rougeoyer (10:25)
4. Zammeru (7:22)
5. Pange Chorda (18:09)

Total time 50:31

Line-up
Roland Bühlmann: Electric Guitar, Hanottere, Bass, Stones, Shofar
Beta Monkey Music (1, 5), Drumtracks (2) Loopmasters (3, 4): Drums and Percussion

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Nexus "En el comienzo del Topos Uranos"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Instrumental Symphonic
Label: Record Runner (CD)
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: early April 2017
Tracklist (vinyl version): 
  1. El Ultimo Dia
  2. La Casa Del Invierno
  3. Un Cristal Bajo El Agua
  4. En El Tercer Planeta
  5. Huellas
  6. Soplo De Vida
Line-up
Lalo Huber - Keyboards
Carlos Lucena - Guitars
Luis Nakamura - Drums
Jorge Mariño Martinez - Bass

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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