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Monday, December 31, 2018

Pedal Giant Animals “Zeitgeist”


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: 2018
Tracklist
1.   Zeitgeist
2.   The Approach
3.   Leaving
4.   Eleventh Hour
5.   Fred's Song
6.   12 Jumps
7.   To Venus (Perelandra Mvt. I, Andante)
8.   The Green Lady (Perelandra Mvt. II, Allegretto con moto)
9.   The Golden Feast (Perelandra Mvt.III, Allegro)
10. Blessed Be He (Perelandra Mvt. IV, Presto)

Line-up
Frank Wyatt (Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun): Keyboards
Stan Whitaker (Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, Six Element): Guitars and Vocals
Kit Watkins (Happy The Man, Camel): Keyboards
Rick Kennell (Happy The Man): Bass Guitar
Mike Beck (Happy The Man): Percussion
Cliff Fortney (Happy The Man): Vocals
Ron Riddle (Happy The Man, Blue Oyster Cult): Drums
David Rosenthal (Happy The Man): Keyboards
Joe Bergamini (Happy the Man, 4Front): Drums
Bill Plummer: Keyboards
Bill Brasso (Oblivion Sun): Drums
David Hughes (Oblivion Sun): Bass Guitar
Chris Mack: Drums
Peter Princiotto: Orchestration, Bass Guitar, Sitar
Dan Owen: Vocals (2)
Keith Macksoud: Bass Guitar

Description/Reviews
A new progressive music project, Zeitgeist is a collaborative music endeavor featuring members of the progressive rock bands Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, and the Pedal Giant Animals project. The recording project started out as an idea for a Happy The Man reunion CD, but evolved to include many other musicians so another Pedal Giant Animals project was born.
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Zeitgeist

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Seventh Wonder "Tiara"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelFrontiers FRCD_870/FRLP_870
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 12, 2018
Tracklist
1. Arrival (1:30)
2. The Everones (6:13)
3. Dream Machines (5:38)
4. Against The Grain (6:58)
5. Victorious (4:55)
6. Tiara's Song (Farewell Pt. 1) (7:16)
7. Goodnight (Farewell Pt. 2) (7:10)
8. Beyond Today (Farewell Pt. 3) (5:06)
9. The Truth (4:17)
10. By The Light Of The Funeral Pyres (3:54)
11. Damnation Below (6:44)
12. Procession (0:45)
13. Exhale (9:30)

Total Time 69:56

Line-up
Andreas Blomqvist - Bass
Johan Liefvendahl - Guitar
Tommy Karevik - Vocals
Andreas Söderin - Keys
Stefan Norgren - Drums

Media/Samples 
Victorious
Tiara's Song

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Albion "You'll Be Mine"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Lynx Music
Format: CD
Release date: September 22, 2018
Tracklist
  1. You`ll be mine
  2. Call it a sin
  3. Does anybody count
  4. Doubt
  5. I`m not afraid (Hell)
  6. Lady Death
  7. Lullaby
Line-up
Anna Batko - vocals
Jerzy Georgius Antczak - guitars, keyboards
Paweł Konieczny - bass
Rafał Paszcz - drums

Media/Samples 
Call it a sin

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Seasons of Time "Welcome to the Unknown"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital 
Release date: September 21, 2018
Tracklist
1. Toward the Horizon
2. Plans to Make Plans
3. Dreams of a Madman
4. Joana
5. Driven to Drive
6. The Last Ship

Total Time 52:57

Line-up
Dirk Berger: Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Florian Wenzel: Guitars
Julian Hielscher: Drums
    With:
Marco Grühn: Drums (2)
Christina Mielke: Backing Vocals (2)

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Light Damage "Numbers"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelProgressive Promotion Records - PPRCD066
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 15, 2018
Tracklist
1. Number 261
2. Bloomed
3. From Minor To Sailor
4. Little Dark One
5. Phantom Twin
6. Untitled

Line-up
Nicholas-John Dewez : lead vocals, Theremini, additionnal guitars
Frédérik Hardy : bass guitars, bass pedal, backing vocals
Stéphane Lecocq : lead guitars
Sébastien Pérignon : keyboards
Christophe Szczyrk : drums
   With:
Charlie Bertrand : musical box (6)
Astrid Gallez : flutes (3)
Marie-Noël Mouton : vocals (6)
Judith Lecuit : cellos (4, 6)
Marilyn Placek : vocals (1,3)
Dominique Poncin : double bass (4, 6)
Margot Poncin : violin (4, 6)

Media/Samples 
Teaser

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Friday, August 31, 2018

The Pineapple Thief "Dissolution"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelKscope
Format: CD, vinyl, digital, Blu-Ray
Release date: August 31, 2018
Tracklist
1. Not Naming Any Names (2:05)
2. Try As I Might (4:26)
3. Threatening War (6:37)
4. Uncovering Your Tracks (4:29)
5. All That You've Got (3:27)
6. Far Below (4:36)
7. Pillar of Salt (1:25)
8. White Mist (11:05)
9. Shed a Light (5:20)

Total Time 43:30

Line-up
Bruce Soord
Jon Sykes
Steve Kitch
Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) - drums
   With
David Torn - guitar (8)

Media/Samples 
Far Below

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Krakow "minus"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Post Metal/Rock
LabelKarisma Records
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 31, 2018
Tracklist
1. black wandering sun
2. sirens
3. the stranger
4. from fire, from stone
5. minus
6. tidlaus

Line-up
Frode Kilvik
René Misje
Kjartan Grønhaug
Ask Ty Arctander
   With
Phil Campbell (Motörhead)

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Phideaux "Infernal"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: 2CD, vinyl
Release date: late July/early August 2018
Tracklist
01. Cast Out And Cold
02. The Error Lives On
03. Inquisitor
04. We Only Have Eyes For You
05. Sourdome
06. The Walker
07. Wake The Sleeper
08. c99
09. Tumbleweed
10. The Order Of Protection (one)
11. Metro Deathfire
12. Transit
13. In Dissonance We Play
14. The Sleepers Wake
15. The Order Of Protection (two)
16. From Hydrogen To Love
17. Eternal
18. Endgame - An End

Line-up
Phideaux Xavier: acoustic guitar, piano, vocals
Ariel Farber: vocals, violin
'Bloody' Rich Hutchins: drums
Mathew Kennedy: bass guitar
Gabriel Moffat: electric guitar
Mark Sherkus: keyboards, piano
Johnn Unicorn: keyboards, saxophone, vocals

Media/Samples
Several tracks

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Redemption "Long Night's Journey into Day"


Country:  USA
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelMetal Blade Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Eyes You Dare Not Meet in Dreams
2. Someone Else's Problem
3. The Echo Chamber
4. Impermanent
5. Indulge in Color
6. Little Men
7. And Yet
8. The Last of Me
9. New Year's Day
10. Long Night's Journey into Day
11. Noonday Devil

Line-up
Nick Van Dyk - Guitars, Keyboards
Chris Quirarte - Drums
Sean Andrews - Bass
Tom Englund (Evergrey) - Vocals
Vikram Shankar - Keyboards
   With
Chris Poland (Megadeth, OHM) - Guitars
Simone Mularoni (DGM) - Guitars

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Michael Romeo "War Of The Worlds Pt. 1"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelMusic Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Introduction
2. Fear Of The Unknown
3. Black
4. F*cking Robotos
5. Djinn
6. Believe
7. Difference
8. War Machine
9. Oblivion
10. Constellations

Line-up
Michael Romeo (Symphony X) - guitars
Rick Castellano - vocals
John “JD” DeServio - bass
John Macaluso - drums

Description/Reviews
Recalling the forbidding tone of the notorious H.G. Wells novel that inspired its name, Romeo casts the lead track, "Introduction", as a precursor for what is to follow. The dark, symphonic instrumental (equal parts Bernard Herman and Gustav Holst) gives way to the pummeling metal double-header of "Fear The Unknown" and "Black", on which Romeo's rifftastic twists and turns are ably assisted by Rick Castellano's soaring vocals.
Read the full description at blabbermouth.net

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Black

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Argos "Unidentified Dying Objects"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Bad Elephant Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Hunters Last Stand (7:30)
2. Unpainted Dreams (4:15)
3. Beneath The Valley Of Sleep (4:08)
4. The Days Of Perky Pat (4:11)
5. Shock Headed Peter (4:10)
6. Still Fighting Gravity (5:24)
7. Elsewhere (4:27)
8. When The Tide Comes In (18:37)
  • Of Rivers, Of Stones
  • Sparks
  • Waking Dreams
  • The Tide Is Out
  • Travelling Far (Encounters II)
  • The Door To The Sky
  • In Trance
Total time 52:42

Line-up
Thilo Brauss: Keyboards, Melodica, Violin
Thomas Klarmann: Bass, Flute, Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals, Soundscapes
Robert Gozon: Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Guitars
Ulf Jacobs: Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Rico Florczak : Guitars, Vocals
   With
Andy Tillison (The Tangent)
Linus Kase (Brighteye Brison, Anglagard)
Marek Arnold (Seven Steps To The Green Door, Cyril, Toxic Smile, Damanek, U.P.F.)

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Galasphere 347 "Galasphere 347"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: Karisma Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Voice of Beauty Drowned
2. The Fallen Angel
3. Barbarella’s Lover

Line-up
Stephen Bennett (No-Man, Henry Fool, Tim Bowness) - Vocals, Keyboards, Guitars, Bass pedals
Ketil Vestrum Einarsen (White Willow, Weserbergland, Rhys Marsh) - Keyboards, programming and flute
Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow, The Opium Cartel, Weserbergland) - Guitar and bass
Mattias Olsson (Änglagård, Necromonkey, White Willow, Weserbergland) - Drums, Keyboards, Bass pedals, Guitars
   With:
Akaba - Backing vocals

Description/Reviews
Formed in 2018, and with a lineup whose pedigree includes bands such as as WHITE WILLOW, HENRY FOOL, ÄNGLAGÅRD, THE TIM BOWNESS BAND, WESERBANDLAND and NECROMONKEY, GALASPHERE 347 creates music on an epic, widescreen, scale, replete with a powerful and dynamic drum sound that intertwines itself with liquid bass lines, grinding guitars, mellifluous flute and lush analogue keyboards, the whole of which is topped off by passionate vocals. As can be expected from the varied geographical locations of members, GALASPHERE 347 draws from a variety of influences.
Together, these vastly experienced musicians seamlessly incorporate the technical spectacle of progressive rock with the distorted insistence of Krautrock, via the intimacy of the singer-songwriter’s oeuvre, to produce a three-track album that spans a total of forty minutes, or, as the band says, “Just about enough time to reach Jupiter at the speed of light”.
Media/Samples 
Taster
Bandcamp (from the release date)

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Southern Empire "Civilisation"


Country: Australia
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelGEP - GEPCD1058
FormatCD
Release date: July 20, 2018
Tracklist
  1. Goliath's Moon
  2. Cries For The Lonely
  3. Crossroads
  4. Innocence & Fortune
Line-up
Danny Lopresto - Vocals
Cam Blokland - Guitar
Brody Green - Drums
Jez Martin - Bass
Sean Timms (Unitopia, Damanek) - Keyboards

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Distorted Harmony "A Way Out"


Country: Israel
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: July 19, 2018
Tracklist
  1. Downfall
  2. Room 11
  3. Awaken
  4. Severed
  5. Puppet On Strings
  6. For Ester
  7. Anima
  8. A Way Out Of Here
  9. Time And Time Again
  10. We Are Free
  11. Someday
  12. Misguided (Acoustic) (Ltd ed only)
  13. Breath (Acoustic) (Ltd ed only)
  14. Natural Selection (Acoustic) (Ltd ed only)
Line-up
Yoav Efron - Keyboards, Programming, Backing Vocals
Iggy Cohen - Bass
Yogev Gabay - Drums
Michael Rose - Lead & Backing Vocals
Amit Plaschkes - Guitars
Yoel Genin - Guitars
   With
Michal Talpa - Backing Vocals

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp (from the release date)
We Are Free
Time And Time Again

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Ángel Ontalva & Vespero "Carta Marina"


Country: Spain/Russia
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Fusion
FormatCD, digital
Release date: July 2018
Tracklist
1. Carta Marina (12:13)
2. Sea Orm (7:35)
3. Giant Lobster Between The Orkneys And The Hebrides (6:48)
4. Insula Magnetica (8:51)
5. Sledges Crossing The Gulf Of Bothnia (6:45)
6. Horrenda Charybdis Near Lofoten (8:09)
7. Ziphius (10:04)

Total time: 60:25

Line-up
Ángel Ontalva (October Equus) - guitar
Alexander Kuzovlev (Vespero) - guitar
Alexey Klabukov (Vespero) - keyboards, synths
Vitaly Borodin (Vespero) - violin
Arkady Fedotov (Vespero) - bass, synths
Ivan Fedotov (Vespero) - drums

Description/Reviews
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Read the full review by at

Media/Samples 
Carta Marina
Sea Orm
Ziphius (at 1:06:00)

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Mystery "Lies and Butterflies"


Country: Canada
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, AOR
LabelUnicorn Digital - UNCR-5120 (CD), Oskar (vinyl)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 14, 2018 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Looking For Something Else (16:54)
2. Come To Me (5:17)
3. How Do You Feel? (4:53)
4. Something To Believe In (7:34)
5. Dare To Dream (6:54)
6. Where Dreams Come Alive (7:26)
7. Chrysalis (15:08)

Total Time 64:06

Line-up
Jean Pageau - lead vocals, flute, keyboards
Francois Fournier - bass, keyboards
Jean- Sebastien Goyette - drums
Sylvain Moineau - guitars, keyboards
Antoine Michaud - keyboards
Michel St-Pere - guitars, keyboards

Media/Samples
Teaser
Looking for Something Else (excerpt)
How Do You Feel? (excerpt)
Where Dreams Come Alive (excerpt)

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Obscura "Diluvium"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Death Metal
LabelRelapse Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 13, 2018
Tracklist
1. Clandestine Stars
2. Emergent Evolution
3. Diluvium
4. Mortification of the Vulgar Sun
5. Ethereal Skies
6. Convergence
7. Ekpyrosis
8. The Seventh Aeon
9. The Conjuration
10. An Epilogue to Infinity
11. A Last Farewell (Bonus Track)

Line-up
Steffen Kummerer - guitars, vocals
Sebastian Lanser - drums
Linus Klausenitzer - bass
Tom Geldschläger - guitars

Description/Reviews
Germany’s progressive death metal masters Obscura complete their long-running, four-album conceptual circle with the release of Diluvium (defined as a great oceanic flood), their most evocative, diverse and vibrant release to date. Diluvium is a stunning achievement for the illustrious quartet and a landmark release for progressive metal as a whole. Complete with all the band's signature elements plus groundbreaking polyrhythms, dramatic songwriting, and jaw-dropping virtuosity, Obscura raise the bar once again with an album that will go down in the annals of metal history as one of the most astonishing performances the genre has to offer.
Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Between The Buried And Me "Automata Part II"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelSumerian Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 13, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Proverbial Bellow
2. Glide
3. Voice of Trespass
4. The Grid

Line-up
Dan Briggs – bass
Blake Richardson – drums, percussion
Tommy Giles Rogers – vocals, keyboards
Paul Waggoner – guitars
Dustie Waring – guitars

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Regal Worm “Pig Views”


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Uranium Club/Quatermass
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 13, 2018
Tracklist
01 - Rose, Rubus, Smilax, Vulkan
02 - Revealed As A True Future Tyrant
03 - Pre-Columbian Worry Song
04 - Rose Parkington, They Would Not Let You Leave
05 - Jag Vet
06 - The Dreaded Lurg
07 - Crystallisation
08 - Rokstenen (LP bonus track)
09 - The Evil Eye Is Liquified (LP bonus track)
10 - Huge Machine, You Are So Heavy
11 - Butterfly

Line-up
Jarrod Gosling (Henry Fool): keyboards, bass, guitars, mandolin, accordion, stylophone, voice, drums, perсussion, glockenspiel
   With
Mick Somerset-Ward: alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, flute
Peter Rophone: voice, acoustic guitar
Louis Atkinson: alto and  tenor saxophones
Emily Ireland: voice
Heidi Kilpenlainen: voice
Graham McElearney: harp
Paul Putner: voice

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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Friday, July 6, 2018

GEPH "Apophenia"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Jazz Rock, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 6, 2018
Tracklist
1. Macroaggressions (7:41)
2. Whole Body Headbang (4:40)
3. Little Guy (2:41)
4. Get Your Insignificance On (4:58)
5. Mourningstar (6:24)
6. W.W.F.D. (8:52)
7. Back From Space Earth (5:40)

Total Time 40:56

Line-up
Josh Goldberg - Chapman Stick
John Tyler Kent - Chapman Stick
Josh Merhar - Drums

Media/Samples 
Whole Body Headbang

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Friday, June 29, 2018

The Paradox Twin "The Importance Of Mr Bedlam"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelWhite Star Records - WSCD9006
FormatCD, digital
Release date: June 29, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Mir (5:44)
2. The Importance Of Mr Bedlam (7:07)
3. Cycles (7:26)
4. Eartbound (10:20)
5. Moonblood (8:26)
6. Planeta (5:58)
7. Gravity Time Dilation (6:09)

Total Time 51:10

Line-up
Danny Sorrell - Guitas, Keyboards
Leland Freeman - Guitars
Diane Fox - Bass
Rob McGregor - Drums
   With
John Mitchell (It Bites, Arena, Lonely Robot, Frost*)
Kim Seviour (Touchstone)

Media/Samples 
Planeta

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Apogee "Conspiracy Of Fools"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelProgressive Promotion Records PPRCD064
FormatCD
Release date: end of June 2018
Tracklist
1. Conspiracy Of Fools (13:08)
2. Incomprehensible Intention (14:15)
3. Override Our Instincts (12:56)
4. Losing Gentle Control (4:58)
5. Colors And Shade (11:46)
6. The Whispering From Outside (12:52)

Total Time 69:55

Line-up
Arne Schäfer (Versus X) - vocals, instruments
Eberhard Graef - drums

Media/Samples 
Conspiracy of Fools (excerpt)
Incomprehensible Intention (excerpt)

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Koenji Hyakkei "Dhorimviskha"


Country: Japan
Genre(s): Avant Prog, Zeuhl
LabelMagaibutsu MGC-55
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Vleztemtraiv (10:18)
2. Levhorm (9:12)
3. Zjindhaiq (7:32)
4. Phlessttighas (6:22)
5. Djebelaki Zomn (9:49)
6. Palbeth Tissilaq (6:09)
7. Dhorimviskha (11:47)

Total Time 61:09

Line-up
Yoshida Tatsuya : drums, vocal
Sakamoto Kengo : bass, vocal
Komori Keiko : sax, clarinet
Yabuki Taku : keyboards
Koganemaru Kei : guitar, vocal
Ah : vocal

Media/Samples 
Sampler

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Subnoir "A Long Way From Home"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Post Metal
Format: digital
Release date: February 15, 2018
Tracklist
1. Jovian (Intro) (2:13)
2. The Last Duchess (7:14)
3. Owlking (8:31)
4. Serenity (3:46)
5. Fading Sun (7:24)
6. Skinwalker (4:59)
7. Dissipation (13:51)
8. Ganymede (Outro) (2:11)

Total Time 50:09

Line-up
Kenneth Mellum
Jørgen Øiseth Berg
Peter Alexander Haugen
Oliver Øien
Marius Sjøli
Jonas Rønningen

Description/Reviews
More focused than the meandering nature of Pelican and more immediate than the sometimes glacial pace of Solstafir, Norway’s Subnoir is striking a balance seldom can attain, much less in the realm of progressive/post-metal. The sheer number of ideas as to where to go and what to do with the medium has resulted in many albums either going too far with the wall of noise or holding back too much in fear of doing so.
Read the full review at rockingcharts.com

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The Man From RavCon "Another World"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: June 22, 2018
Tracklist
1. Colossus
2. Satellite Flight
3. Max The Cat
4. Code Red
5. Promised Land
6. The Garden
7. A Peaceful Transition
8. Another World
9. Pole to Pole

Line-up
Mike Brown: all instrumens
   Except:
Larry Smith: guitar (1)
Jeff Eacho: flute (3, 6)

Description/Reviews
Blending influences of 70's classic FM album rock (Stones, Kraftwerk, Steely Dan, Supertramp) with a melodic prog flavor, The Man From RavCon's ninth release, “Another World,” may be considered a somewhat more accessible work than his most recent offerings, but is no less adventurous in scope. With contributions from special guests, guitarist Larry Smith, and flutist Jeff Eacho, “Another World” features a more lighthearted, breezy vibe making it the perfect soundtrack for Summer 2018 and beyond.
Media/Samples 
Satellite Flight

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The Sea Within "The Sea Within"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Art Rock
Label: InsideOut
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: June 22, 2018
Tracklist
Disc 1:
1. Ashes Of Dawn (6:00)
2. They Know My Name (5:10)
3. The Void (4:55)
4. An Eye For An Eye For An Eye (7:00)
5. Goodbye (5:30)
6. Sea Without (2:27)
7. Broken Cord (14:20)
8. The Hiding Of The Truth (5:30)

Total Time 50:52

Disc 2 - Bonus Material:
1. The Roaring Silence (8:00)
2. Where Are You Going? (5:50)
3. Time (7:12)
4. Denise (5:10)

Total Time 26:12

Line-up
Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, The Flower Kings) - guitar, vocals
Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation) - vocals, guitar
Jonas Reingold (Steve Hackett, The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, The Tangent) - bass
Tom Brislin (Spiraling) - keyboards, vocals
Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson, UK, Joe Satriani) - drums, vocals
   With
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) - piano
Jon Anderson (Yes) - vocals
Rob Townsend (Steve Hackett) - saxophone, flute
Casey McPherson (Flying Colors)  - vocals

Media/Samples
Trailer
Ashes Of Dawn
Goodbye

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Aux Era "Aux Era"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: February 02, 2018
Tracklist
1. Shine On, Fools - 08:37
2. Rearview - 05:57
3. Imposters - 11:25
4. Flag Burner - 07:10
5. Remedial Math - 04:17

Total time: 37:28

Line-up
Dylan Ricards- Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Tommy Orza- Bass
Jeff Stieber- Drums

Description/Reviews
Here we have around 38 minutes of experimental psychedelic rock. Fusing elements of psychedelia, post-rock, progressive rock, and punk into involved and exploratory songs, this is a compelling release that’s easy to like if you’re a fan of expressive and well-developed progressive rock.
Read the full review at wonderboxmetal.com

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Bandcamp (name your price)

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Crimson Bridges "Slow Minds"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: June 18, 2018
Tracklist
1. Slow Minds, Pt. 1 (4:03)
2. Connect (3:30)
3. The Butterfly Effect (5:13)
4. All The Time In The World (4:28)
5. The Gap (2:59)
6. Drift (5:40)
7. The Great Thing (5:48)
8. Something Better (7:09)
9. Slow Minds, Pt. 2 (4:25)

Total Time 43:15

Line-up
Michael Kroezen - Guitar, bass, piano, synths, drum programming, orchestra programming

Media/Samples 
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Strangefish "The Spotlight Effect"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 18, 2018
Tracklist
1. Death Of Common Sense
2. Progress In Reverse
3. Iconacon
4. Summer Slips Away
5. Delicate
       I.     Now Is Not The Time
       II.    Half The Battle
       III.   The Light At The Other Side
6. Spotlight Effect
7. Reverse Switch
8. Up To You

Line-up
Steve Taylor - vocals
Paul O`Neill - keyboards
Bob - guitar
Dave Whittaker - drums
Jo Whittaker - vocals
Carl Howard - bass

Description/Reviews
Having a harder and at times darker feel to its 2006 predecessor `Fortune Telling`, `The Spotlight Effect` has the different aspects of the human condition as its overriding theme. It focuses on the media-driven world we find ourselves in today, where every move we make is analysed then picked to pieces. There`s nothing sacred anymore; all things are considered fair game for an `entertain-me` hungry audience.
Media/Samples 
Spotlight Effect
Up To You

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Dead End Space "The Resistance"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Alienation Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 15, 2018 (CD, digital)
Tracklist
1. The Resistance (1:32)
2. Desert Lights (6:14)
3. The Watchtowers (6:43)
4. The Silencers (10:01)
5. Rituals (6:06)
6. The Warrior (6:58)
7. Butterflies (8:15)
8. Paradigm Shift (9:20)
9. Concept Of Space (6:10)
10. Continuance (1:42)

Total Time 63:01

Line-up
Johnny Engstrom - Guitars, Vocals & Keyboards
Niklas Högberg - Bass
Galle Johansson – Drums

Media/Samples 
Deezer

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Tad Morose "Chapter X"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s)Progressive Metal, Power Metal
LabelGMR Music
FormatCD
Release date: June 15, 2018
Tracklist
  1. Apocalypse
  2. Come Morpheus
  3. Deprived of life
  4. I am night
  5. Leviathan Rise
  6. Liar
  7. Masquerader
  8. Nemesis
  9. Salvage My soul
  10. Slaves To the Dying Sun
  11. Turn To Dust
  12. Vaunt The Cynical
  13. Where Stars Align
  14. …Yet Still You Preach
Line-up
Christer 'Krunt' Andersson - Guitars
Peter Morén - Drums
Ronny Hemlin - Vocals
Johan Löfgren - Bass
Kenneth Jonsson - Guitars

Media/Samples 
Apocalypse

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ScienceNV "The Quest for Prester John Vol. 2"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 15, 2018 
Tracklist
1. Roderick's Tale (27:16)
2. A Byzantine Interlude (1:55)
3. 30 Ethiopian Ambassadors (5:32)
4. River Of Jewels (8:15)
5. The End Of A Legend (9:09)

Total Time 52:07

Line-up
Jim Henriques: guitar, keys, flute, vocals
Rich Kallet: drums, percussion, vocals
Larry Davis: guitar, bass
David Graves: keys, vocals
   With
Phil Freihofner: aulos (2)
David McCue: lead vocals (1)
Jim Moreno: lead vocals (5)
Betsy Snyder: violin (1)
Davide Verotta: the voice of the Italian sailor (1)

Media/Samples 
Thirty Ethiopian Ambassadors
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Amberfield "Said."


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 15, 2018
Tracklist
1. Steady Brake (5:55)
2. Couldn't Care Less (5:04)
3. Fourteen (6:17)
4. Do Or Die Now (4:56)
5. Acardiac (5:32)
6. Tap The Key (6:05)
7. Safe Island Of Mind (5:46)
8. Red And White (6:34)

Total Time 46:09

Line-up
Hannah Witt - vocals:
Sebastian Schleicher - guitar & backing vocals
Karsten Mroszczok - keys & backing vocals
Natalie Dröge - bass
Dennis Degen - drums

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Bandcamp

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Xavi Reija feat. Tony Levin, Markus Reuter, Dusan Jevtovic "The Sound Of The Earth"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
Label: Moonjune Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 15, 2018
Tracklist
1. Deep Ocean (6:42)
2. The Sound Of The Earth I (9:54)
3. From Darkness (7:33)
4. The Sound Of The Earth II (12:14)
5. Serenity (5:50)
6. The Sound Of The Earth III (9:14)
7. Lovely Place (4:41)
8. The Sound Of The Earth IV (16:36)
9. Take A Walk (4:11)

Total Time 76:55

Line-up
Xavi Reija - drums
   With
Tony Levin - bass guitar, upright bass, stick
Markus Reuter - touch guitar
Dusan Jevtovic - guitar

Description/Reviews
...“Deep Ocean” starts things off with a fanfare of muscular guitar and cymbals crashing like waves on the rocky coast, carving out the beach and unearthing a primal groove with growling bass and jittering spectral figures. “The Sound of the Earth I” brings to mind David Sylvian’s post-Japan near ambient instrumental excursions where space and pause became as integral to the “composition as place” as his trusty Prophet 5. Once this world is created, and with a decidedly Beckian vibe (Jeff, that is), Dusan wrings from the neck of his guitar, some of the most emotive broken phrases and edited soulful voicings. 
Read the full review by Dan Burke and stream the album at Bandcamp

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Il Bacio della Medusa "Seme*"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: AMS Records AMS293CD
Format: CD, digital, vinyl, cassette
Release date: June 15, 2018
Tracklist
1.Seme
2.La Sonda
3.5 e 1/4… Fuori dalla Finestra il Tempo è Dispari
4.Sveglia!!!
5.Animatronica Platonica
6.Sudamerica (Not on vinyl & cassette)
7.Uthopia… Il Non Luogo
8.Il Sentiero di Luce
9.Animaemotica

Line-up
Simone Cecchini: vocals, acustic guitar 6 & 12 strings
Diego Petrini: drums, piano, synth, mellotron
Federico Caprai: bass
Simone Brozzetti: electric guitar
Eva Morelli: flute, alto & soprano sax, piccolo

Description/Reviews
Contrary to what often happens in the vast progressive rock panorama, crowded by many prolific artists, Il Bacio della Medusa has always taken their right time to release a new album: this time six years have in fact passed from the previous “Deus Lo Vult”. Nothing to complain, however, when the wait is rewarded by the high quality of the result.
“Seme*” is no exception in this sense and, if the wind instrumensts played by Eva Morelli and Simone Cecchini’s voice represent elements of continuity with the past, everything else has been completely revolutionized. We are in fact facing the band’s most immediate and at the same time more varied record, a blend of hard, folk, jazz and classic rock, typical songwriter’s moments and even country and electronic music!
If it’s true that ‘prog’ means also evolution and mixing between musical genres, we are therefore in the presence of a daring album that, even if considerably deviating from the ‘classic prog’ coordinates, paradoxically represent the most progressive and original release in the entire career of the group.
Media/Samples
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Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Fractured Dimension "On the Precipice of Many Infinities"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Metal
FormatCD, digital
Release date: June 14, 2018 (digital), July 05, 2018 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Foreground Of A Wonder (1:29)
2. Nights Of Somber Frost (6:39)
3. Presage (3:02)
4. Light Defiance (6:55)
5. Towards The Mysterium (5:35)
6. Mathematics Of Divinity (8:24)
7. Mirror Caverns (5:01)
8. Bedevilment And Bewilderment (4:25)
9. Triumphant Descent (6:38)
10. Follow (8:02)
11. Moonrise Over The Mountain (8:59)

Total Time 65:09

Line-up
Jimmy Pitts - Keyboards, Piano, Theremin, Seaboard
Jerry Twyford – Fretted & Fretless Bass, Guitar
   With
Hannes Grossmann – Drums
Vishal J Singh – Rhythm, Clean, & Lead Guitars, Programming
Marcel Coenen – Rhythm & Lead Guitars
Bill Bruce – Nylon & Lead Guitars
Pete Generous – Percussion
Joe Deninzon – Violin
Phyllis Rutter – Atmospheric Vocals
Jeremy Barnes – Lead Guitars
Tom “Fountainhead” Geldschlager – Lead Guitars
Mark Hawkins – Lead Guitars
Ron Jarzombek – Lead Guitars
Tom Kopyto – Lead Guitars
Jason Sadites – Lead Guitars
Carl August Tidemann – Lead Guitars
Phil Tougas – Lead Guitars
Danny Tunker – Lead Guitars

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

John Ferrara & Seth Moutal "Frail Thing in Sharp Places"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 13, 2018
Tracklist
1. When will then be now?
2. Grandma Jeannie
3. A unique sense of how things can go wrong
4. Song for Ramida
5. Thirty Tyrants
6. Cymatic
7. Frail Things
8. One Small i
9. Mouth Say Tongue
10. Jackie Chan
11. Alternate Endings

Line-up
John Ferrara (Consider the Source) - bass, Taurus pedals
Seth Moutal - drums, tablas, percussion

Description/Reviews
A blend of progressive rock, jazz, minimalism and world music
Media/Samples 
Bandcamp
Song for Ramida
Thirty Tyrants

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Monday, June 11, 2018

starfish64 "The Future In Reverse"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: June 11, 2018 (digital), July 15, 2018 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Yesterdays Favourite Smile (4:45)
2. Tomorrow In Dark Water (6:48)
3. Determination (12:35)
   a. Mankind
   b. At Lightspeed
   c. Infinite Space)
4. Molehills (4:01)
5. Charting An Abyss (18:16)
   a. Recurring Dreams
   b. Framework
   c. Dominoes
   d. At Peace

Total Time 46:25

Line-up
Dieter Hoffmann - Voice, Keyboards, Guitars
Henrik Kropp - Drums
Dominik Suhl - Guitars, Keyboards, Mandolin
Martin Pownall - Guitars, Bass
    With:
Kass Moody - Voice, Bass
Jan Thiede - Guitars, Flute
Julie Pownall - Voice
Simon Triebel - Guitars, Keyboards

Description/Reviews
“The Future In Reverse” is the most ambitious and diverse album in the band’s history. It goes from catchy pop-influenced tunes to spacey psychedelic epics and also includes a long-form suite in classic progressive rock style. (progradar.org)
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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Robots Against Entropy "Robots Against Entropy"


Country: Ukraine
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: June 10, 2018
Tracklist
1. Showtime (2:52)
2. Starfish Fury (4:49)
3. Bienvenue (4:42)
4. Come Get Some (6:12)
5. Fallout (2:20)
6. The Essence Of Principle (5:53)
7. Seven (7:33)
8. Dogs Of War (5:05)
9. Resolution (4:37)

Total Time 44:03

Line-up
Yuriy Sazonets — guitars , keyboards/programming (except 7).
Alexander Kasiarum — drums (except 5).
Dmitriy Shevtsov Dash Shad — bass (except 5).
Eugene Moiseienko — keyboards (3, 4).
Oleksii Khlopotov — piano (6).
   With
Derek Sherinian (Planet X, Dream Theater, Sons Of Apollo, Black Country Communion) — keyboards (7)

Media/Samples 
Seven
Deezer

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