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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Øresund Space Collective "Kybalion"



Country: Denmark/Sweden
Genre(s)Instrumental Psychedelic, Space Rock
Label: Space Rock Productions (SRP052)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: December 19, 2018
Tracklist
1. Open the Door and Ride (21:09)
2. Drop it- Tropical Flavour of the Month (02:54)
3. Take a Trip (17:31)
4. Pixie Dust (08:25)
5. Down the Tube (08:21)
6. Sequencing of the Human Brain (09:11)
7. New Tropical Flavour (02:17)
8. Smooth Future (10:09)

Total Time 80:00

Line-up
Dr Space - synths
Hasse - doun douns, bass, talking drum
Jiri - bass
Jonathan - violin, guitar, bass, farfisa, and others
KG - sitar, guitar, synths
Magnus - guitar, synths
Tim - drums

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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
Andrew Colyer: Keyboards

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, December 14, 2018

Orion Dust "Legacy"







Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, Digital
Release date: December 14, 2018
Tracklist
1. Norroway Song (4:02)
2. The Stream (5:30)
3. Unrising Sun (9:36)
4. Mireio (4:32)
5. The Awakening (9:14)
6. Prelude (1:23)
7. CXXVI (9:21)
8. Snegourotchka (8:00)

Total time: 51:38

Line-up
Cécile Kaszowski - lead vocals
Anthony Barbier - guitar
Fabien Bouron - guitar
Marion Andrieux - keyboards
Sylvain Gherardi - bass
Lea Fernandez - drums

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Unrising Sun 

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Presto Ballet "The Days Between"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, AOR
Label: Rat Pak Records
Format: CD, vinyl, cassette
Release date: December 14, 2018
Tracklist
1.  Out Of Mind (It’s Outta Sight) (6:29)
2.  Earthbound (3:57)
3.  Tip Of The Hat (5:47)
4.  I Just Drive (6:22)
5.  Hard Times For Dreamers (7:30)
6.  I Am Wire (10:09)
7. The Man With The Plastic Face (7:00) (CD Bonus track)

Total Time 46:34

8. Brand New Minute (4:57) (Bonus track on the download card that comes with vinyl edition)

Line-up
Kurdt Vanderhoof - Guitars
Chuck Campbell - Vocals
Kerry Shacklett - Keyboards
Bobby Ferkovich - Bass
Charlie Lorme – Drums

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Seldon "Per Quale Sentiero"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Suburbansky Records
Format: CD
Release date: December 14, 2018
Tracklist
1. Cronache Della Galassia (7:11)
2. La Vita Delle Ombre (5:28)
3. Per Quale Sentiero (6:50)
4. Viaggio Nell Ignoto (6:34)
5. Corpo E Anima (7:11)
6. Solaria [Un Altra Dimensione] (3:32)
7. Deserto Dell Anima (8:55)

Total time: 45:41

Line-up
Marco Baroncini – voice, piano, keyboards
Francesco Bottai – guitars
Carlo Bonamico – bass
Marco Barsanti – drums

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Corpo e anima

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Monday, December 10, 2018

ÖfÖ Am "Tales From Outerspace : An Octaman's Odyssey"


Country: France
Genre(s): Instrumental Stoner, Progressive Rock, Hard Rock
LabelSlow Death, Rejuvenation Records, Gabu Records, Not a Pub Records (vinyl), Lost Pilgrims Records (digital)
Formatvinyl, digital
Release date: December 10, 2018
Tracklist
1. Bamakö
2. Gergövie
3. Eddy's Funeral
4. Eye Öf The Öctopus
5. Tears Öf Cönstellation
6. Terror Is Öctaman
7. Symphony Öf Tentacles
8. Anarchö Shivaïst Regency
9. The Battle Öf ...
10. (The) Darkest Höur (Of My Life)

Line-up
Nicolas Lebrun : Drums
Antoine Morières : Guitar
Geraud Jonquet : Bass

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Bad As "Midnight Curse"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Hard Rock, Progressive Metal
Label: Rockshots Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 17, 2018 (digital), November 30, 2018 (EU), December 7, 2018 (NA)
Tracklist
1. Blackstar (3:52)
2. Midnight Curse (3:34)
3. Coming Far Away (3:35)
4. Shadown Of The Night (3:31)
5. Cause Of My Poetry (4:16)
6. Dream Fighter (3:45)
7. Open Your Mind (4:08)
8. At A Sunset (3:28)
9. This Time (4:08)
10. Dark Element (3:59)

Total Time 38:16

Line-up
Mattia Martin: vocals
Alessio “Lex” Tricarico: guitars
Marino De Bortoli: drums
Alberto Rigoni: bass

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Keor "Petrichor"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 7, 2018
Tracklist
1. Petrichor (11:28)
2. The Nest Of Evil (08:43)
3. Snivel By The Pond (07:36)
4. Terence (08:01)
5. Abyssal Bloom (14:01)

Total Time 49:51

Line-up
Victor Miranda Martin : Vocals, guitars, Mellotron, Hammond organ, soundscapes, sampled instruments and additional keyboards
    With
Reid Blackmore Noble : Mandolin & orchestral percussions (3)
Anaïde Apelian : Clarinet (3, 4)
Lucas de la Rosa : Piano (4, 5)

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Bandcamp (name your price)

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New Nektar "Megalomania"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Sireena Records - SIR 2192
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: December 7, 2018
Tracklist
1 Bad Angel
2 Megalomania
3  Intermezzo 1
4 Selling The World
5 Where Do We Go To
6 Smiling Face
7 Intermezzo 2
8 Enough Is Enough

Line-up
Alex Hoffmeister: Guitar, Vocals
Tom Fry: Bass, Vocals
Che Albrighton: Drums, Vocals
Klaus Henatsch: Keys, Vocals

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Megalomania

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Progeland "Harmony Of The Universe"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelMelodic Revolution Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 7, 2018
Tracklist
1. World Without End - 01:50
2. Make Me Real Again - 07:58
3. Welcome Winter Time - 06:26
4. Lost - 05:47
5. Out Of The Point Of No Return - 04:32
6. Gamblin With Time - 05:36
7. The Song Of The Sea - 06:06
8. What A Perfect Summer Day - 05:19

Line-up
Petri Lindström (Corvus Stone) - Bass
Tomi Murtomäki - Vocals
Juha Kaski - Keyboards
Matias Kangasniemi - Guitar
Pasi Manninen - Drums

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Atlas:Empire "The Stratosphere Beneath Our Feet"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock
Format: digital
Release date: December 7, 2018
Tracklist
1. As Yet Unwritten
2. Diminishing Returns
3. It’s All In The Reflexes
4. The Moment We Were Exploding
5. Gethsemane
6. The Entire of History You
7. Hostess
8. The Year of The Four Emperors
9. Our Hands Part The Waves
10. Cenotaphs

Line-up
Steven Gillies
Jamie Sturt
Robert Hasebe
   With
Ben Montgomery - Drums

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Gethsemane 

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Pavlov's Dog "Prodigal Dreamer"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Rockville Records - RV-PD-014
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 7, 2018
Tracklist
1. Paris
2. Hard Times
3. Winterblue
4. Thrill Of It All
5. Easter Day
6. Hurting Kind
7. Aria
8. Waterlow
9. Suzanne
10. Crying Forever
11. Being In Love
12. Shaking Me Down
13. The Winds Wild Early

Line-up
David Surkamp: voice, acoustic & electric guitar
Sara Surkamp: voice, acoustic guitar
Abbie Steiling: violin
Rick Steiling: bass
Manfred Ploetz: drums
Mark Maher: grand piano, Hammond organ, synths
David Malachowski: electric guitar

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

Hollow "Between Eternities of Darkness"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal
Label: Rockshots Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 6, 2018 (digital), January 25, 2019 (EU), February 8, 2019 (NA)
Tracklist
1. Travel Far (4:14)
2. Fate Of The Jester (4:14)
3. Down (4:52)
4. Pull Of The Undertow (4:48)
5. Shadow World (3:30)
6. Hidden (4:35)
7. Calling (4:48)
8. The Road I'm On (4:44)
9. Death Of Her Dream (4:33)
10. Say Farewell (3:37)

Total Time 43:55

Line-up
Andreas Stoltz: vocals and guitar
Stalder Zantos: drums
    With
Edvina Stoltz: choir (5)
David Bergner: guitar leads (1, 10)
Ida Hällgren: additional vocals (10)

Description/Reviews
The overall approach is still very much rooted in the classic metal/power metal-meets-prog intersection, meaning that the music is likely to find some favour with those who enjoy bands such as Queensryche and Crimson Glory to name just two. Indeed, these are reference points that Stoltz himself makes.
Read the full review at manofmuchmetal.com

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Teaser

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Thödol "Future Was Brighter Yesterday"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: December 5, 2018
Tracklist
1. Concrete Sequoias (8:32)
2. Future Was Brighter Yesterday (5:29)
3. Ashened Hair (6:21)
4. The Void (5:41)
5. Soft Persuading Words (6:33)
6. Al Rajeem (7:05)
7. Magma (5:30)
8. Necklace Of Fingers (5:23)

Total Time 50:34

Line-up
Floran Le Gac
Carl Malherbe
Thibaud Escure
Hachem Driss
Yann Pousset

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Motis "Déglingo"


Country: France
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelMusea - MP 3343
Format: CD
Release date: December 5, 2018
Tracklist
1. La Fièvre De L'O (5:14)
2. Cavale (3:58)
3. Peut-Être (3:58)
4. Somnanbule (3:48)
5. La Distance (4:44)
6. Déglingo (4:19)
7. L'Appel Des Vents (4:08)
8. Nature (3:07)
9. Monsieur Machine (2:52)
10. Mars (5:03)
11. L'Effet Overview (7:01)

Total Time 48:12

Line-up
Emmanuel Tissot (aka Motis): lead vocals, electric bouzouki, Mellotron, Hammond, clavinet, Rhodes, piano, harpsichord, analog synths, Leslie, Tape echo
Tony Carvalho : drums, background vocals
Martial Baudoin :  basses, Chapman Stick, doublebass, background vocals
   With
Christian Décamps (Ange): vocals
Delphine Tissot: vocals

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Teaser
Déglingo
Mars
Monsieur Machine

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Vermillion Skye "Zebra Mentality"


Country: Canada
Genre(s)Art Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: November 30, 2018
Tracklist
01. Zebra Mentality (4:51)
02. Aryanna (4:27)
03. This Digital Life (5:53)
04. Tottenham (7:57)
05. Ain't That Just Like a Girl (6:00)
06. The Pecking Order (5:18)
07. The 7/4 Blues (3:58)
08. The Thought of Losing You (4:52)
09. The Scheme of Things (5:15)
10. Under the Gun (4:27)
11. The Look on Her Face (5:35)
12. Ill Will (5:05)

Line-up
Jeff Johnston: lead vocals, keyboards
Pete Swann: guitars
Chris Robertson: bass
Steve Gerlewych: drums

Description/Reviews
The album's title track explores the herd mentality that humans exhibit day to day. When you try to be like everyone else, what is your real identity? The title track itself challenges the norm by being an African-rhythm tune written in 5/4. There's even a Blues tune written in 7/4 appropriately called "The 7/4 Blues" which surprisingly one could dance to. That said, there are progressive time signatures sprinkled throughout the album, but it all feels right to the listener. Other stand out tracks include "The Pecking Order", "Aryanna", and "Tottenham" (written about the 2011 race riot in London England). Hints of Styx, Saga, and Genesis, as always, make their appearance, but the sound is uniquely Vermillion Skye.
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Stream

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Ellesmere "Ellesmere II - From Sea and Beyond"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock 
Label: AMS - AMS302CD
Format: CD, digital
Release dateNovember 30, 2018
Tracklist
1.Tidal Breath (2:13)
2.Marine Extravaganza (11:55)
3.Runaway (6:01)
4.Marine Coda (2:09)
5.The Schooner (11:02)
6.Ridge Fanfare (3:21)
7.Time, Life Again (8:59)

Line-up
Roberto Vitelli (Taproban): Rickenbacker 4003 Jetglo Bass, Fender “Geddy Lee” Jazz Bass, Taurus Moog I, Gibson Gold Top Guitar, Mellotron M400, Minimoog Model D, Prophet 5, Moog Voyager, Yamaha DX7 II, Kurzweil K2500, Roland JV 1080, Yamaha TX 81Z
Paolo Carnelli: Piano, Electric Piano, Hammond Organ & Additional Keyboards
   With
Alan Benjamin (Advent, Mirthrandir): Guitars (2)
Robert Berry (3, Keith Emerson): Vocals (3/7)
Marco Bernard (The Samurai of Prog): Bass (6)
Trey GunnGunn (King Crimson, David Sylvian, UKZ, Security Project): Warr Guitar (3)
David JacksonJackson (Van der Graaf Generator, Osanna): Saxes & Keyboards (4)
Brett Kull (Echolyn): Guitars (7)
Danilo Mintrone: Korg Microkorg (1)
Keith More(Arena, John Wetton): Guitars (5)
Davy O'List (The Nice, Roxy Music): Guitars (6)
Daniele Pomo (RanestRane): Drums and Percussion (2-7)

Description/Reviews
Overall, ELLESMERE II sounds way more energetic and varied compared to the previous work, that was dominated by flute and acoustic guitars. Listening to the whole album, it's not difficult to find similarities with the great prog acts of the past: Yes immediately does spring to mind, but also King Crimson during the rawest parts (a quote from RED is hidden in the second track), UK challenging jazz prog, the symphonic attitude of ELP, Kansas tension towards melody, the breathtaking chord changing sequences typical of Magellan and Cairo, the intimate and gloomy mood from early Peter Gabriel productions. The brief instrumental section that opens the album is the evocative trait d'union between the last track of the previous work, still hazy and filled with the sounds of nature, and this new journey into the waters. The tale then keeps moving, built on three long and powerful tracks inspired by the strength of the savage sea (Marine Extravaganza, The Schooner and Time, Life Again). Yet Marine evolves in a mini suite, tied to the opening track (Tidal Breath) and to Marine Coda, that showcases all the elements that are part of the concept. Two more complex tunes, The Schooner and Time, Life Again are tempered by an apparently quieter song (Runaway) and by a symphonic shorter instrumental track (Ridge Fanfare).
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Tusmørke "Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Psychedelic Retro Prog Folk
LabelKarisma Records
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: November 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. Skattegravere i Grefsenåsen   
2. Hovedøya   
3. Gamle Oslo   
4. Djevelen fra Oslo   
5. Kjentmannen   
6. Akers Akropolis   
7. Alvene i Oslo   
8. Gamle Aker Kjerke

Line-up
Benediktator - Bass, vocals, Glockenspiel and percussion
Krizla - Flute, vocals, electronics and percussion
Dauinghorn av Jordsjø - Clavinet, Hammond, grand piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and additional flute
The Phenomenon Marxo Solinas - Minimoog Model D, Korg CX3
William de Blaise on harpsichord, Steinway & Sons Grand Piano, Hohner Clavinet D6, Mellotron M400, Hammond C3, Wurlitzer 200 and Solina String Ensemble
HlewagastiR - Drums and percussion

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Dream Machine "Temple Of Dreams"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Psychedelic, Space Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl 
Release date: November 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Labyrinth Of Sacron (5:55)
2. Okivia (4:55)
3. Planet Omm (9:56)
4. As You Wish (6:48)
5. Mare (5:33)
6. Eraclo (4:49)
7. Oblivious Dream (6:30)

Total Time 44:26

Line-up
Gabriele Tosti - Bass, Synths and Programming
John Egan (Ozric Tentacles) - Nay, Ney, Bansuri, Shehnai and Duduk
Theo Buckingham - Drums and Percussion
Alex Pym - Guitars
   With
Gaudi - Moog, Korg MS20, Fender Rhodes, Hammond, ARP2600, Piano

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Hedvig Mollestad Trio "Smells Funny"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: Rune Grammofon - RCD2203/RLP3203
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: November 30, 2018
Tracklist
1     Beastie, Beastie    
2     First Thing To Pop Is The Eye    
3     Jurášek    
4     Sugar Rush Mountain    
5     Bewitched, Dwarfed And Defeathered    
6     Lucidness

Line-up
Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen - guitar
Ivar Loe Bjørnstad - drums
Ellen Brekken - bass

Description/Reviews
...with Smells Funny the trio are venturing into the more free and open landscapes explored on their previous album, Black Stabat Mater.
Jazz or rock? Stonerswing? Or doomjazz maybe? For every new record by Hedvig Mollestad Trio, critics try to invent an adequate genre name for their spellbinding, uncompromising and visceral music. Classic Rock Magazine came closest: Jazz Sabbath. The band's eclectic mix of influences ranges from Black Sabbath and Jimi Hendrix to John Coltrane and contemporary jazz and metal music. (broadwayworld.com)

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Beastie, Beastie

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A Restless Mind "Where the Gold Grows"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: November 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. Century (3:42)
2. The Imposter Syndrome (4:23)
3. Granite (4:34)
4. Sleepless (5:03)
5. Ambrosia (5:09)
6. Socrates (5:20)
7. Charred (4:36)
8. Lyra's Song (4:49)
9. Fleeting (4:16)
10. Where The Gold Grows (4:27)
11. Hiraeth (7:49)

Total Time 54:08

Line-up
Don O'Boyle - Instruments, Vocals
George Pidvysotski - Vocals
   With
Akash Lakhia - Harsh Vocals (4)
Richard Ellsworth - Violin (2, 11)

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Illumine "Maiden Voyage"


Country: New Zealand
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: November 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. Departure (2:05)
2. Emanate (4:00)
3. Blue Joy (4:58)
4. Orion (5:39)
5. Reference (7:32)
6. Hospital Bed (2:35)
7. The Docks (1:45)
8. Sunrise (6:57)
9. Zenosyne (2:24)
10. Solitary (4:11)
11. Stuck On Play (5:58)
12. Maiden Voyage (7:00)

Total Time 55:04

Line-up
Liam Dodge - everything
   Except
Joel Sangster - guitar solo (3)

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The Intersphere "The Grand Delusion"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Alternative Progressive Rock
LabelLong Branch Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. Don't Think Twice   
2. Mind Over Matter   
3. Man On The Moon   
4. Overflow   
5. Secret Place   
6. Antitype   
7. Smoke Screen   
8. The Grand Delusion   
9. New Maxim   
10. Linger   
11. You Feel Better When I Feel Bad   
12. Shipwreck

Line-up
Christoph Hessler - Guitars, Vocals
Thomas Zipner - Guitars, Vocals
Daniel Weber - Bass
Moritz Müller - Drums

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Alan Walks "Life Of Fireflies Vol. I"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: November 25, 2018
Tracklist
01. Side A: Into The Night (Pre-Intro) (00:28)
02. a. Luminesce, Part 1 (13:31)
03. b. IC Stars (03:19)
04. c. Sailing/Into The Night (04:45)
05. d. Elegy (06:05)
06. Side B: The Firefly (Pre-Intro) (00:12)
07. a. The Firefly (14:15)
08. b. Wormhole (01:28)
09. c. Crickets (10:49)
10. Luminesce, Part 1 (Single Version) (06:10)

Total Time 61:02

Line-up
Alan Walks - Vocals, All Instruments (guitars, basses, keyboards, percussion, cello, horns, etc)
   Except
Jody Brumell: Drums on "Luminesce", "IC Stars", "Elegy", "The Firefly"
Mike Fitzgibbon: Drums on "Into the Night", "Crickets"
Geoff Martel: Keyboard solo on "Luminesce part 1", Flute on "Elegy" and "The Firefly"
Mark Aspinall: Tenor Saxophone on "Into the Night"
Theo and Ooma: Violins on "Sailing"

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Bandcamp

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Poldur's Gate Project "Human Nature"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: November 24, 2018
Tracklist
1. Introspection (6:23)
2. It's Not My Dream (4:27)
3. Lies (4:33)
4. The Beast (4:34)
5. At All (4:37)
6. I Keep The Distance (3:22)
7. All The More (4:14)
8. Human Nature (6:36)

Total Time 38:46

Line-up
Luca Bussolini

Description/Reviews
Poldur's Gate Project is an experiment: rock/metal songs whose music and voices are synthesized via software... played and sung artificially.
The album talks about aspects of the human nature by considering our evolution in the course of time, especially in relation to our ability to rationalize and consequentially to be aware of our existence. Though we keep on being instinctive animals, these characteristics define some unique human behaviors, such as daydreaming, hoping, lying, criticizing, and so forth.
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4 tracks

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Mind's Doors "The Edge of the World"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label:  Wormholedeath Records - whd161
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 23, 2018
Tracklist
1 - A Warm Nest (12:17)
2 - Hollow Days (09:06)
3 - Koma (05:57)
4 - Sweet Dreams (06:07)
5 - The Light (09:06)
6 - Endless Nights (02:55)
7 - Victoria (06:53)
8 - The Edge of the World (12:25)

Line-up
Alberto Abeledo - Guitars
César Alcaraz - Vocals
Jose Bernabeu - Drums
Marcos Beviá - Keys
Eloy Romero - Bass

Media/Samples 
Sweet Dreams

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22 "You Are Creating:Limb2"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock
LabelLong Branch Records, Indie Recordings
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 23, 2018
Tracklist
1. Node2
2. Call Me Trimtab
3. Dillemanns Clarity
4. Autumn Stream
5. Chroma Key
6. Sylphs
7. V
8. Akira

Line-up
Magnus Boermark
Andreas Kjoel Berg
Mats Paulsen
Per Kristian Trollvik

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Bandcamp

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Baby Grandmothers "Merkurius"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Psychedelic 
LabelSubliminal Sounds
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 23, 2018
Tracklist
1. Peloton (2:40)
2. ADHD (6:36)
3. Intervall (3:12)
4. Elefant (5:15)
5. Dojjan (3:16)
6. Kraftverk (7:31)
7. Merkurius (6:35)

Total Time 35:05

Line-up
Kenny Håkansson
Bengt “Bella” Linnarsson
Pelle Ekman

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Bandcamp

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Roine Stolt's The Flower King "Manifesto Of An Alchemist"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 23, 2018
Tracklist
1. Rainsong
2. Lost America
3. Ze Pawns
4. High Road
5. Rio Grande
6. Next to a Hurricane
7. The Alchemist
8. Baby Angels
9. Six Thirty Wake-Up
10. The Spell of Money

Line-up
Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, Agents of Mercy, The Sea Within, Kaipa)
Jones (aka Jonas) Reingold (Karmakanic, Agents of Mercy, Kaipa, An Endless Sporadic)
Hans "Hasse" Fröberg
Michael Stolt
   With:
Marco Minnemann (The Sea Within, The Mute Gods, The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson)
Max Lorentz (Kaipa da Capo)
Zach Kamins (An Endless Sporadic)
Rob Townsend (Family, Steve Hackett)
Nad Sylvan (Unifaun, Agents of Mercy, Steve Hackett)

Media/Samples
Lost America

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Zhaoze "Birds Contending | 争鸣"


Country: China
Genre(s): Instrumental Post Rock, Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: November 23, 2018
Tracklist
1.  Birds Contending | 争鸣 (43:27)

Line-up
Hoyliang: Electric Guqin, Xiao (Chinese Flute)
Littledream: Guitar
Roy: Bass
Seasean: Drums, Celesta

Description/Reviews
Across the entire record, Zhaoze constantly bounces back and forth between progressive and post-rock that are done to gorgeous effect. Then layer in a true multitude of traditional Chinese instruments on top of all that, which are performed beautifully as well, and “Birds Contending” is made so much more detailed as the entirety of the record has a completely different and unique feel as we’re guided through the very forest that this record was actually recorded in.
Read the full review at headbangerreviews.wordpress.com

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Bandcamp

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In The Woods... "Cease The Day"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive/Avant/Doom/Black Metal
Label: Debemur Morti Productions - DMP0166
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 23, 2018
Tracklist
01. Empty Streets
02. Substance Vortex
03. Respect My Solitude
04. Cloud Seeder
05. Still Yearning
06. Strike Up With The Dawn
07. Transcending Yesterdays
08. Cease The Day

Line-up
James Fogarty - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys
Bernt Sørensen - Guitars
Anders Kobro - Drums
   With
Kåre Sletteberg - Lead Guitar (2), Acoustic Guitar

Description/Reviews
Continuing to refine and perfect their sound while ever expanding it in new directions, “Cease the Day” is a powerful and kaleidoscopic effort. A thunderous undercurrent of melodic riffing drives these songs forward, elements of doom, death, and progressive metal all coming together to form a cohesive whole.

Chilling ambience, psychedelia, avant-garde, and deep soaring vocals ebb and flow to craft a unique sound that truly must be heard to be believed, all before crushing the listener with the band’s most extreme moments since their debut “Heart of the Ages”.
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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Shattered Glass "Time For Change"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: digital
Release date: November 22, 2018
Tracklist
1. Reflection (1:52)
2. Time For Change (8:02)
3. Rising Fire (9:10)
4. Paralyzed (6:31)
5. Seeds Of Hate (8:37)
6. Desolation Pt. I: Conformity (4:30)
7. Desolation Pt. II: Breakdown (3:51)
8. Desolation Pt. III: Realization (7:45)
9. The Clock (3:36)
10. Staring At The Sun (4:25)

Total Time 58:19

Line-up
Gabriel Ferry - Vocals, Drums
Rafael Morassi - Bass
Vinícius Politano - Guitars
    With
Rodrigo Zanettini - Keyboards

Media/Samples 
Paralyzed
Seeds of Hate
Time for Change
Deezer

Monday, November 19, 2018

Quarkspace "All These Unfinished Suns"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Space Rock, Psychedelic, Electronica
Format: digital
Release date: November 19, 2018
Tracklist
1. Starbridge Freaks 4 (3:44)
2. All These Suns (12:13)
3. Who Lost Frederick? (3:18)
4. The Prodigal Spaceman (6:05)
5. Solar Progenics (6:14)
6. Watch For Swimmers (6:48)
7. The Prodigal Galaxy (5:28)
8. Space Folds Upon Itself (5:34)

Total Time 49:24

Line-up
Darren Gough: Guitar, Backing Vocals
Chet Santia: Bass, Guitars, Guide Vocals
Jay Swanson: Keyboards, Synths, Beats, Backing Vocals, Song Length Commentary
Paul Williams: Drumming, Synths, Keyboards, Fake Mellotrons, Beats, Loops, Moog, Backing Vocals
   With
Carl Howard: Analog Synth (3,5,6)
Stan Lyon: Bass (1,2,4)
Carlton Smith: Drumming (3,5,6)

Description/Reviews
The album features the 12-minute title track, long a staple of Quarkspace’s live shows, as well as a hearty dollop of improvisational and electronic instrumental cuts. Ultimately, All These Suns reveals a classic Quarkspace inspired by its psychedelic mix of song craft and improvisation. It’s a powerful album, veering between psychedelic folk and deep space rock excursions sometimes presented in an electronic fashion.
Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Joe Bailey "A Price To Pay"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, AOR
Formatdigital
Release date: November 19, 2018
Tracklist
1. Immaculate Inception (9:12)
2. Consumed (7:41)
3. Birthmark (6:34)
4. Salute, Smile, Say Goodbye (8:09)
5. Tearing Down These Walls (7:14)
6. 10.18 (3:35)
7. The Illusionist (8:01)
8. Dim The Lights (10:16)

Total Time 60:42

Line-up
Joe Bailey - guitars, bass, vocals, programming (keyboards, choirs, strings, synth, drums)

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp (name your price)

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Aeneas "Paradox"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: November 19, 2018
Tracklist
1. Awake (4:03)
2. Scream (3:40)
3. Come On (3:58)
4. Unleashed (5:05)
5. Brother (2:49)
6. Gravity (3:53)
7. The Aeneid (18:22)

Line-up
Bernhard Huber - Lead Vocals
Ben Eifert - Guitars, Keyboards
Maxx Hertweck - Drums
Giuseppe Puzzo - Bass
Media/Samples 
Samples

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Lizard "Half-Live"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelAudio Cave
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: November 17, 2018
Tracklist
1. Half-Live (44:02)

Line-up
Damian Bydliński - vocal, guitar
Janusz Tanistra - bass guitar
Daniel Kurtyka - guitar
Paweł Fabrowicz- keyboards
Mariusz Szulakowski - drums & percussion

Media/Samples 
Trailer
Trailer2

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Flor de Loto "Eclipse"


Country: Peru
Genre(s): Progressive Folk Rock/Metal
Label: Melodic Revolution Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 17, 2018
Tracklist
1. El Cóndor pasa/Locomotive
2. Tempestad
3. Animal
4. Eclipse
5. Esclavitud de tu ser
6. Támesis
7. Paraíso
8. Almas Perdidas
9. Eterna Proyección
10. Líneas de Nazca

Line-up
Alonso Herrera: Vocals and guitar
Alejandro Jarrin: Bass
Sergio Checho Cuadros: Quena
Gabriel Iwasaki: Keyboards
Alvaro Escobar: Drums

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Bandcamp
Esclavitud de tu ser

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Sulphat' Ketamine "Over the Runk"


Country: France
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, Blues, Rock'n'Roll
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 17, 2018
Tracklist
1. Shelter Of The Sun (8:27)
2. Now (4:29)
3. Hurted By Shock (4:48)
4. Danse Macabre (6:11)
5. Only Players Win (2:28)
6. Alleluia Mecton (3:53)
7. Over The Runk (7:23)

Total time : 37:42

Line-up
Alexis Potapenko: Guitars, Vocals
Sébastien Gramond: Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Clément Curaudeau: Drums
   With
Matthieu Grand: Backing Vocals (7)

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Friday, November 16, 2018

The Tangent "Proxy"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 16, 2018
Tracklist:
  1. Proxy
  2. The Melting Andalusian Skies
  3. A Case of Misplaced Optimism
  4. The Adulthood Lie
  5. Supper’s Off
  6. Excerpt From “Exo-Oceans” (bonus track)
Line-up
Andy Tillison (Parallel or 90 Degrees) – Vocals, Keyboards
Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic) – Bass Guitar
Theo Travis (Soft Machine, Travis-Fripp) – Sax & Flute
Luke Machin (Maschine, Francis Dunnery Band) – Guitar
Steve Roberts (Magenta, Godsticks) – Drums
   With
Göran Edman (Karmakanic, Malmsteen) - Vocals

Description/Reviews
‘Proxy’ is a riot of juxtaposing styles, presented in a really direct manner and despite being firmly rooted in the stylistic traits of the Progressive Rock Genre takes some unexpected turnoffs and a major swerve. The albums kicks off with a trademark Tangent prog fantasia based around growling Hammonds, shrieking Synths, whirling guitars and sharp percussive bass - influences of ELP, Egg, Hatfield & the North, Caravan and Camel proudly worn on their sleeves. This 16-minute title track eventually becomes a protest song about the continuing wars that share their name with the song.
But this album features no overall concept. The second track is a sun-drenched Mediterranean fusion instrumental, more Chick Corea than Che Guevara. And the third track is referred to by the band as an attempt to find the missing link between Porcupine Tree and Jamiroquai. By the time we reach the centrepiece epic track ‘The Adulthood Lie’, the rulebook has been left behind and the band are trying to fix the car with whatever is at hand.
Media/Samples
A Case Of Misplaced Optimism
Trailer 

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Lithium Dawn "Gravity Waves"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Metal/Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: November 16, 2018
Tracklist
1. Subject 2029 (2:35)
2. Escape Velocity (5:31)
3. Blue To Red (2:06)
4. Valles Marineris (4:37)
5. Interloper (2:40)
6. Event Horizon (6:23)
7. αΩ (3:47)
8. Singularity (8:26)

Total Time 36:05

Line-up
Ondrej Tvarozek - Lead and Backing Vocals, Guitars, Synths, Programming, Sound Design
Jens Marcelis - Bass, Guitars, Synths, Narration
Matt Benoit - Drums
Aaron Gage - Orchestration, Vocals
   With
thebishopgame - Guitar solo (6)

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