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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

La Stella Rossa Del Kinotto ‎"La Stella Rossa Del Kinotto"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital 
Release date: January 2018
Tracklist
1. La Canzone Di Astolfo (5:26)
2. Oltre La Palude (4:06)
3. Requei(m) (5:10)
4. Non Gridare Più (4:18)
5. Ai Tempi Di Kate Moss E Pete Doherty (4:04)
6. Rovine (9:13)
7. Diario Di Un Amore Lontano (5:40)
8. Due Di Picche (2:08)

Total Time 40:05

Line-up
Giuseppe Bianchi: vocals
Gianluca Vergalito: electric guitar
Luca De Cesare: classical guitar, backing vocals
Alessio di Lallo: bass, backing vocals
Giuseppe Reale: Hammond, synthesizers
Alessandro Oliva: violin
Armin Siros: drums

Media/Samples 
Requie(m)
Diario di un Amore Lontano

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Karibow "The Unchosen"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock 
Label: Rockwerk Records NIK-AYCD0021
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 31, 2018 (CD), March 24, 2018 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Addicted (6:26)
2. The Impermanence Of Sound (8:14)
3. Stratosphere (6:22)
    Through the Eyes of a Ghost (12:33):
4. Pt. I: Read Me (5:32)
5. Pt. II: Spectral Progression (3:20)
6. Pt. III: Back To The Ashes (3:41)
7. Plutonian (Acoustic) (3:43)
8. Coming Home (5:10)
9. White On White (5:55)
10. Remember (9:09)
11. Pure (7:37)
12. Inorganic Talk (Orchestral) (5:55)

Total Time 71:04

Line-up
Oliver Rüesing - all instruments, vocals
   With
Marek Arnold (Seven Steps to the Green Door, Toxic Smile, UPF) - piano

Description/Reviews
Band's 20th anniversary album with previously unreleased and revised songs written for
Karibow's albums from 2010-2017.
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Bandcamp

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Path Of Ilya "Path Of Ilya"


Country: France/Portugal
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: January 29, 2018
Tracklist
1. Cyberbullies Off The Grid (10:15)
2. Chapelure Dorée (4:07)
3. Gorkem's Palace (12:17)
4. Fanfarrão Bombarda (5:16)
5. 20.000 Places Underground (6:11)
6. Marasme Des Dorée (4:54)
7. Aguia Sangrenta (4:05)

Total Time 47:05

Line-up
André Marques - Bass, Guitar, Keyboards
Bruno Chabert 'Chabishmush' - Drums

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Bandcamp

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Rammen "The Echo & The System"


Country: Greece
Genre(s): Istrumental Post Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: January 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Crimson (2:36)
2. Being Unnecessary (4:15)
3. Silence Is Medicine (3:46)
4. Santurnday (3:32)
5. The Echo (3:32)
6. Something Went Terribly Wrong... (2:52)
7. The System (3:46)
8. In Sorrow (5:16)
9. Love (4:01)
10. Urban Scavenger (3:24)
11. The Buildings Are Mountains (3:47)

Total Time 40:47

Line-up
Thanasis Georgiadis - Guitars
George - Bass
King Dragon - Drums

Description/Reviews
Greece’s Rammen and their album The Echo & The System is yet another example of the fundamentals of heavy and sludgy post-metal done well. Closer to the likes of Telepathy and If These Trees Could Talk, the band have a more than solid formula of reverb and tremolo-washed guitar melodies gliding over driving grooves. Tracks like “Silence Is Medicine,” “In Sorrow,” and “The Buildings Are Mountains” hit hard in just the right ways to nod along, while moments of lull in tracks like “Something Went Terribly Wrong…” and “Urban Scavenger” are a perfectly tuned and darkly mellow contrast that breaks up the similar mid-tempo tracks that fill the album. This isn’t the kind of album that will immediately knock you on your ass and demand your attention. It works in more subtle ways than that. But what Rammen lack in technical prowess they more than make up in building a consistent and compelling musical environment that carries through its entirety without feeling too repetitive. It’s a more than solid album that works in large part because it functions as albums should, a sum greater than its individual parts. (heavyblogisheavy.com)
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Scarlet Host "Black Days"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: January 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Bad Intentions (1:36)
2. Walk The Line (4:02)
3. Pushing Me Down (5:08)
4. One Hour (5:39)
5. Damn You (6:10)
6. Parasite (6:00)
7. Insecurities (4:31)
8. Odd Times (4:36)
9. In Disguise (5:09)
10. Altered State Of Denial (6:15)
11. Now What? (5:48)

Total Time 54:54

Line-up
Kevin Jardim - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Dino Jardim - Drums, Arrangements
Lindsey Roussouw - Vocals

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp (name your price)

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BRIAN! "Chasms Of Color & Thought"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Avant Prog
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Stand Tall (2:24)
2. Bleed City (5:02)
3. Chasms Of Color & Thought (11:15)
4. Vs. Goliath (3:48)
5. Aibohphobia (5:18)
6. Into Dust (16:43)

Total Time 44:30

Line-up
David Resig: Amplified Bassoon
Willie B.: Drums
Bubba Crumrine: Guitar, Electronics, Voice

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Friday, January 26, 2018

Art of Illusion "Cold War of Solipsism"


Country: Poland
Genre(s)Progressive Metal/Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release dateJanuary 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Ico (2:25)
2. Devious Savior (7:26)
3. Allegoric Fake Entity (5:14)
4. Santa Muerte (6:44)
5. Able To Abide (4:22)
6. Cold War Of Solipsism (8:03)
7. King Errant (10:09)

Total Time 44:23

Line-up
Marcin Walczak - vocal, choirs
Filip Wiśniewski - guitars
Paweł Łapuć - keyboards, piano
Mateusz Wiśniewski - bass
Kamil Kluczyński - drums, choirs
   With
Barth Sobieraj - choirs (7)

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Into The Great Divide "Into The Great Divide"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Chapter 1: Intro (0:49)
2. Chapter 1: The Crossing (7:39)
3. Chapter 2: Intro (0:36)
4. Chapter 2: A Call To Adventure (6:51)
5. Chapter 3: Intro (0:18)
6. Chapter 3: Under A Bright Starry Sky (5:14)
7. Chapter 4: Intro (0:25)
8. Chapter 4: Tests & Enemies (4:32)
9. Chapter 5: Intro (0:30)
10. Chapter 5: Challenge Accepted (6:11)
11. Chapter 6: Intro (0:31)
12. Chapter 6: Dark Waters (8:53)
13. Chapter 7: Intro (0:19)
14. Chapter 7: Mist In The Sun (1:18)
15. Chapter 8: Intro (0:56)
16. Chapter 8: A New Perspective (8:51)
17. Chapter 9: Intro (0:26)
18. Chapter 9: The World You Made (4:53)
19. Chapter 10: Intro (0:50)
20. Chapter 10: And So It Ends (6:46)

Total Time 66:48

Line-up
Zack Zalon - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Mike Mangini (Dream Theater, Steve Vai) - Drums
Brendon Cassidy - Orchestral Arrangements
Larry Davis - Narration

Description/Reviews
...yes, this is the band that is heavily being pushed as Mike Mangini’s new project (not enough credit going to Richard Chycki, despite his significant role), and yes, there are a lot of superficial elements of classic sounding Dream Theater here. This comparison is only skin deep though, and the music on display here takes much from a wide array of ‘classic’ acts to build its familiar soundscapes. From the acoustics and structural deviations of Rush and Yes, to the playful melodies of Joe Satriani and Paul Gilbert, everything flows through well trodden ground in a way that will either come off as uninspired and derivative, or comfortable and fun. 
Read the full review by Tyler Caldas at itdjents.com

Media/Samples 
3 tracks
Deezer

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Orphaned Land "Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs"


Country: Israel
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
Label Century Media
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: January 26, 2018
Tracklist
  1. The Cave
  2. We Do Not Resist
  3. In Propaganda
  4. All Knowing Eye
  5. Yedidi
  6. Chains Fall To Gravity
  7. Like Orpheus
  8. Poets Of Prophetic Messianism
  9. Left Behind
  10. My Brother's Keeper
  11. Take My Hand
  12. Only The Dead Have Seen The End Of War
  13. The Manifest - Epilogue
Line-up
Kobi Farhi - vocals
Idan Amsalem - guitars, bouzouki
Chen Balbus - guitars, saz
Uri Zelcha - bass
Matan Shmuely - drums, percussion
   With
Steve Hackett - guitar
Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian) - vocals
Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) - vocals
Roy Smila - electric saz
Hellscore  Choir conducted by Noa Gruman - choir vocals
The Orphaned Land oriental orchestra conducted by Mumin Sesler - strings

Media/Samples
Teaser
We Do Not Resist
Chains Fall To Gravity
Like Orpheus

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The Dead Centuries "Race Against Time"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 26, 2018 
Tracklist
1. Freddy Lounds (4:07)
2. Gotham (4:19)
3. Reboot (3:33)
4. Tree Fort (5:49)
5. Blood Dragon (4:34)
6. Attack Of The Mutant (3:57)
7. Venus Gospel (4:52)
8. Overdrive (4:28)
9. Attack Of The Mutant Pt. II (4:40)
10. Souvenir (5:14)

Total Time 45:33

Line-up
Adam Tremblett - Guitars, Bass
Bryant McNamara - Drums
    With
Jeff Tremblett - Guitar Solo (6)
James Krul - Guitar Solo (8)
Jacob McSheffrey - Guitar Solo (10)

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Fire! "The Hands"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Instrumental Avant Garde, Jazz-Rock, Fusion
LabelRune Grammofon  RCD2197
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: January 26, 2018
Tracklist
01. The Hands (04:39)
02. When Her Lips Collapsed (04:52)
03. Touches Me With the Tips of Wonder (03:31)
04. Washing Your Heart in Filth (04:54)
05. Up. And Down (04:44)
06. To Shave the Leaves. In Red. In Black (09:10)
07. I Guard Her to Rest. Declaring Silence (04:50)

Total Time 36:40

Line-up
Mats Gustafsson: Tenor, baritone and bass saxophones, live electronics
Johan Berthling: Electric and double bass
Andreas Werliin: Drums, percussion and feedback

Description/Reviews
The Hands is the trio´s sixth album and once again displays a totally uncompromising and intriguing mix of (mostly) heavy, dark and intensely burning music whether one decide on calling it jazz or rock. The album closes on a quiet and reflective note with the appropriately titled "I Guard Her To Rest. Declaring Silence".

Also read the review by Kris Needs at teamrock.com

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The Hands

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Cody Carpenter "Cody Carpenter's Interdependence"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: Blue Canoe Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Jinrai Fuuretsu (4:11)
2. Face The Future (4:38)
3. Overlooking The Divide (3:52)
4. The Divide (3:43)
5. Heart Of Slag (3:40)
6. Thinking Of What Might Be (4:05)
7. The Procession (4:55)
8. Premonition (5:07)
9. Her Precious Youth (4:19)
10. A Simple Sustenance (1:51)
11. Nebulous Is The Power (5:32)

Total Time 45:53

Line-up
Cody Carpenter - Guitar, Keyboards, Bass (7, 11), Drums (7)
Jimmy Haslip (The Yellowjackets) - Bass
Scott Seiver - Drums
Virgil Donati (Planet X, CAB, IceFish) - Drums (11)
PJ D’Atri - Guitar Solo (11)

Media/Samples 
Samples

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Howling Sycamore "Howling Sycamore"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Avant Garde Metal
Label: Prosthetic Records
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: January 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Upended (6:48)
2. Obstinate Pace (5:42)
3. Let Fall (5:21)
4. Intermezzo (1:04)
5. Midway (5:54)
6. Chant Of Stillness (4:28)
7. Descent To Light (5:24)
8. Dysphoria (2:57)

Total Time 37:38

Line-up
Jason McMaster (WatchTower, Dangerous Toys) - vocals
Davide Tiso (Ephel Duath) - guitars, bass, ukulele
Hannes Grossman (Necrophagist, Obscura) - drums
   With
Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House) - baritone saxophone (1, 2)
Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dyshythmia) - guitar solo (1, 5)
Fester (Burials, Humorous) - guitar solo (3)
Fabian Vestod - drums (8)

Description/Reviews
The end product might not immediately make sense to everyone. The melodies are weird, yet conventional somehow. The drumming is distincly in the style of Hannes’s technical work, but the production is like old-school avant-garde. And the singing, Jason Mcmaster’s voice is power metal gone weird. The band somehow skirt the line between familiar enough to be cheesy and bizarre enough to be “too much”, yet don’t fall into either trap. Instead, they’re consistently unsettling while being oddly listenable. The uncomfortable place the listening experience puts one in is exactly the reason why this album is so brilliant. I’ve went in circles trying to convey that feeling, but in the end it’s hard to put to words. Which is why you should go listen to Howling Sycamore right now. It’s the cleverest album of the month and while still being so fun to listen to. (heavyblogisheavy.com)

Also read the review by Jonathon Rose at metalwani.com

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Mementoria "1.5"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. Hipokryzja (8:09)
2. Wyrok (5:36)
3. Ludzkie Hieny (5:27)
4. Cisza (4:35)
5. Sennie (5:41)
6. 3 (7:39)
7. Ucieczka (6:23)
8. Kiedy Jesteś (4:58)

Total Time 48:28

Line-up
Daniel Kała - vocals, drums
Tomasz Pinkawa - bass
Krzysztof Stec- vocals, guitar
Stanisław Tomszak-guitar

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Stone Leaders "Stone Leaders"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal, Hard Rock
Format: digital
Release date: January 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. Box Of Time (5:01)
2. Dv84u4ea (4:04)
3. Fire Up The Oceans (4:58)
4. Blind Crusade (5:58)
5. Shot By Lies (4:26)
6. Toxic Guide (5:37)
7. Heartless Stereo (5:34)
8. Unearthly Designs (5:41)
9. Electric City (5:19)
10. Ignited (4:50)
11. Gravity (4:11)
12. Seeker (6:04)

Total Time 61:43

Line-up
Ivan Mihaljevic (Side Effects) - guitars, vocals, keyboards
John Macaluso (Ark, Yngwie Malmsteen, Riot, Symphony X, James LaBrie) - drums
Dino Jelusic  (Trans-Siberian Orchestra) - lead vocals, keyboards
Marko Karacic (Side Effects) - bass

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3 tracks

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Inventions "Curiosity"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Pop
LabelFREIA Music (THOR45)
FormatCD, digital
Release date: January 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. Pocket Universe
2. The Penrose Steps
3. Curiosity
4. Deep Thought
5. Real Numbers
6. Kites and Darts
7. Through the Needle’s Eye
8. The Grand Design
9. The Same River Twice
10. A Place Where We Belong
11. Real Numbers [alternative version]
12.  Through the Needle’s Eye [alternative version]
15. O Stone, Be Not So

Line-up
Christiaan Bruin (The Black Codex, Sky Architect, Mayra Orchestra, Nine Stones Close) - vocals, instruments
  With
Maartje Dekker (Mayra Orchestra) - vocals (6)

Media/Samples 
Trailer
Pocket Universe
Kites And Darts
A Place Where We Belong

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Barry Weinberg "Samsarana"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Dream Reality Productions
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. Conception (1:53)
2. Creation (7:51)
3. Welcome To My World (2:03)
4. This Vicious Circle (6:34)
5. Beyond The Astral Sky (6:20)
6. Taking It All (4:13)
7. Endless Sea (8:23)
8. Come Out And Play (4:27)
9. A Passage Of Time (6:23)
10. Perception (4:02)
11. You Cannot Burn The Fire (9:04)
12. Come My Way (4:51)
13. The Way (5:02)
14. Inception (1:23)
15. Redemption (3:22)

Total Time 75:51

Line-up
Barry Weinberg - vocals, instruments
Glenn Welman - drums

Description/Reviews
Crossing the boundaries of Progressive Rock, Folk, Blues, Heavy Metal, Jazz and Orchestral
music, Samsarana is a concept album written as a novel with each song a chapter in the story.  This musical novel is about Polarity…Life and Death, Light and Dark, Good and Evil, Disillusionment and Enlightment.  It tells a powerful human story of life’s challenges, redemption and self-actualization that all listeners will relate to and be inspired by.  
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3 tracks

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Dee Palmer "Through Darkened Glass"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 23, 2018
Tracklist
1. Urban Apocalypse (6:47)
2. Black Orpheans (6:02)
3. At The Still Point (4:10)
4. Through A Piece Of Darkened Glass (5:11)
5. Emmanuelle (5:02)
6. The Man In The Street (5:06)
7. A Night In Spain (4:49)
8. Old Lady Grey (6:06)
9. Things We Said Today (3:53)
10. Forever Albion (7:03)

Total Time 54:09

Line-up
Dee Palmer (Jethro Tull) - Piano, Keyboards, Organ, Portative Organ, Musette Accordion, Flute, Spanish Guitar (6), Vocals, Orchestral arrangements
   With
Tim Harries - Bass Guitar, Fretless Bass Guitar, Contra Bass.
Martin Barre (Jethro Tull) - Guest Soloist
Scutty Lee - Drums; Guitar
Suzie Shrubb - Oboe and Cor Anglais
Eddie Maxwell - Trumpet; Flugel Horn
Nick Trish - Trumpet
Joe Giddey - Cello
Richard Horne - Percussion

Heather Cairncross, Nicholas Garrett, Nick Pritchard, Katie Thomas, Rachel Weston, Lawrence White - Backing Vocals

Description/Reviews
I suspect the audience for this album will mainly be the more curious of Tull aficionados which is somewhat of a pity as in many ways the album is practically a definition of the word "progressive".... The melodies and arrangements are sublime and hearing this solo work from Palmer makes one realise just how much of an impact she had on the classic Tull sound. 
Read the full review by Mark Hughes at dprp.net

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Monday, January 22, 2018

N-1 "Die Spanier wo die nur können"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Instrumental Krautrock, Space Rock, Psychedelic
Format: digital
Release date: January 22, 2018
Tracklist
1. Handmännchen Sagt Gute Nacht (3:52)
2. Surm (10:42)
3. Bolle Ist Das Zauberwort (4:45)
4. Container Lady (6:01)
5. Die Aale Haben Nichts Zu Tun (3:52)
6. Fänger Geklemmt (6:53)
7. Beinah & Bianca (6:19)
8. Reizarm (0:48)
9. Sandhändchen (7:14)
10. Knuspergrenze (13:53)
11. Ricotta Rodeo (5:36)
12. Gemütliches Wurstbraten (4:39)
13. Frau Aus Flies (9:53)
14. Handhähnchen (6:45)

Total Time 91:12

Line-up
Thorsten Marach - Drums
Maziar Yazdkhasti - Bass
Steven Hein - Guitar

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Pierpaolo Bibbò "Via Lattea"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelM.P. Records MPRCD076
FormatCD
Release date: January 22, 2018
Tracklist
1. Dal Nuraghe Alla Via Lattea (4:38)
2. 17 Febbraio 1943 (13:00)
3. Nient'altro (3:58)
4. Corso Vittorio Emanuele II (1962) (5:31)
5. Il Matto Del Villaggio (5:11)
6. Quando Rinascero' (6:18)
7. Ho Quasi Smesso Di Sognare (6:15)

Total Time 44:51

Line-up
Pierpaolo Bibbò: vocals, keyboards, programming, guitars, bass
Simone Spano: drums, percussions

Media/Samples 
Il Matto Del Villaggio

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Saturday, January 20, 2018

Moonparticle "Hurricane Esmeralda"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Plane Groovy PLG063 (vinyl)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: January 20, 2018 
Tracklist
1. Hurricane Esmeralda (3:20)
2. Helium I (2:16)
3. Helium II (1:23)
4. Winter Mountain (5:20)
5. White Light (5:00)
6. Michelangelo Don't Stop (6:51)
7. The Strength Of A Thousand Year Rose (4:22)
8. Reverend Mum (4:11)
9. Leon's Experiment (7:15)

Total Time 39:58

Line-up
Niko Tsonev (Steven Wilson, Lifesigns) - Guitars, Bass and everything else
   Except:
Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Robben Ford) - Keyboards
Craig Blundell (Frost*, Steven Wilson) - Drums and Additional Drum Programming
Theo Travis (Soft Machine, No-Man, Porcupine Tree, Robert Fripp) - Flutes, Saxophone and Flutescapes
Samy Bishai (Natacha Atlas, Digitonal) - Strings and String Arrangements (3)
Grog Lisee (Die So Fluid, Ozzy Osbourne) - Vocals and Additional Vocal Arrangements (1, 4, 7)

Description/Reviews
Blending sublime instrumental work with some superb songs, and a cracking vocalist, Moonparticle have surpassed themselves and created what I reckon is the debut album of the year. A wonderful blend of genre hopping musical light and shade, heavy when it needs to be, chock full of tunes and serious musical talents at work, with vocals to die for. This is how to do a debut album and it shows to anyone who hasn’t realised yet, just how mighty a talent Niko Tsonev is.
Read the full review by James R Turner at progradar.org

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Trail "Spaces"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Stoner
Label: Discus Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. No. 2 (5:22)
2. No. 8 (9:17)
3. No. 9 (8:56)
4. No. 1 (10:34)
5. No. 4 (10:43)

Total Time 44:52

Line-up
Jan Henning Curtze - Guitar, Vocals
Hergen Breitzke - Guitar
Jan Götze - Bass
Nils Christian Curtze - Drums

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Hamnesia "Metamorphosis"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Prologue - A Door Beyond My Life (3:56)
2. One Step Forward (4:38)
3. The Black Cave (1:59)
4. Desmoterion (7:28)
5. Nova (6:19)
6. Metamorphosis (10:43)
7. Fleeting Throne (6:20)
8. Onirikon (3:40)
9. Noctudromos (10:51)

Total Time 55:54

Line-up
Livia Montalesi - Voice, Violin
Giovanni Tarantino - Drums
Lorenzo Diana - Guitars
Andrea Manno - Bass
Matteo Bartolo - Keyboards

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Perfect Beings "Vier"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: January 19, 2018
Tracklist
01. Guedra - A New Pyramid (04:55)
02. Guedra - The Blue Lake of Understanding (02:55)
03. Guedra - Patience (04:23)
04. Guedra - Enter the Center (06:09)
05. The Golden Arc - The Persimmon Tree (07:53)
06. The Golden Arc - Turn the World Off (02:14)
07. The Golden Arc - America (01:52)
08. The Golden Arc - For a Pound of Flesh (04:49)
09. Vibrational - The System and Beyond (06:51)
10. Vibrational - Mysteries, Not Answers (02:49)
11. Vibrational - Altars of the Gods (03:27)
12. Vibrational - Everywhere At Once (01:40)
13. Vibrational - Insomnia (03:31)
14. Anunnaki - Lord Wind (02:04)
15. Anunnaki - Patterns of Light (03:14)
16. Anunnaki - A Compromise (05:42)
17. Anunnaki - Hissing the Wave of the Dragon (04:12)
18. Anunnaki - Everything's Falling Apart (03:30)

Total Time 72:10

Line-up
Ryan Hurtgen - vocals, piano
Johannes Luley (Moth Vellum) - guitars, bass
Jesse Nason - keyboards
Sean Reinert (Cynic, Death, Gordian Knot) - drums
Jason Lobell - bass
Brett McDonald - sax, flute

Description/Reviews
"Vier" veers between classic prog stylings, art rock cleverness, new age drift and even some pop and jazz elements thinking further influences from King Crimson, Soft Machine, Bowie, and Genesis.
Media/Samples 
Guedra - A New Pyramid (snippet)
Vibrational - Mysteries, Not Answers
Anunnaki - Patterns of Light

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Sisare "Leaving The Land"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: V.R. Label
Format: CD, digital, vinyl 
Release date: January 19, 2018 (CD, digital), Spring 2018 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Escape (6:45)
2. Mountains (7:08)
3. Geno (6:43)
4. Pace (7:43)
5. Shattered (6:10)
6. Perception (7:08)

Total Time 41:37

Line-up
Severi Peura - Guitars, Vocals
Timo Lehtonen - Guitars
Hermanni Piltti - Bass
Rauli Elenius - Drums

Media/Samples 
Geno

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Aviations "The Light Years"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 19, 2018 
Tracklist
1. Dizziness Explained (6:54)
2. Quest (6:02)
3. Concrete Kitten (5:23)
4. Void (5:08)
5. Captain No Beard (7:36)
6. Two Days (7:40)
7. Facewaves (7:24)
8. Lullaby (5:18)
9. Tornado (7:15)

Total Time 58:40

Line-up
Adam Benjamin - Vocals
James Knoerl - Drums and Aux Percussion
Sam Harchik - Guitar
Richard Blumenthal (Blumen!) - Piano and Rhodes
   With
Dylan Vadakin - Vibraphone
Jacob Umansky (Painted In Exile) - Bass

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Spiral Key "An Error of Judgement"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelPride & Joy Music
Format: digital
Release dateJanuary 19, 2018
Tracklist
1. Reason Revolution (3:46)
2. Dark Path (6:06)
3. Freeze Time (5:40)
4. Hollywood Dreams (5:36)
5. Possessive (9:16)
6. West Facing (5:51)
7. Sanctimonious (5:08)
8. Dead End (5:47)

Total Time 47:10

Line-up
David McCabe - vocals, guitar
Ken Wynne - bass
Chris Allan - drums
Dan Carter - guitars
   With
John Mitchell (Frost*, It Bites, Arena) - guitar solo (2)
Miguel Espinoza (Persefone) - vocals (5)
Dan Carter (7)

Media/Samples 
Dark Path
Hollywood Dreams

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Entropy Coding "Tales Of The Moon"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Symphonic Progressive Metal
Label: Agoge Records (AR-050)
Format: digital
Release date: January 19, 2018
Tracklist
1. Once Upon A Time (1:13)
2. Neon In The Dark (6:08)
3. Feel The Air (6:44)
4. Luna (5:48)
5. Eclipse (9:50)
6. Running Before The Dawn (4:56)
7. Knight Prisoner (6:20)
8. The Wolf's Trap (4:40)
9. Shining Through Our Light (3:51)

Total Time 49:30

Line-up
Susanna Coltre - Keyboards, Piano
   With:
Melania Petrillo - Vocals
Giovanni Saulini - Vocals
Vlad Voicu - Guitars
Filippo Rosati - Guitars
Cristiano Neila - Guitars
Davide Catania - Guitars
Fabrizio Proietti - Guitars
Danilo Carrabino - Guitars
Leonardo Barcaroli - Bass
Emiliano Cantiano - Drums

Media/Samples 
Feel The Air

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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hago "Hago"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Jazz-Rock/Metal, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: January 18, 2018
Tracklist
1. Past Forward (1:32)
2. Ezekiel 1.4 (7:40)
3. Gefilte Kabab (6:01)
4. Ancient Secrets (8:29)
5. Rain (1:10)
6. Shdemati (5:57)
7. Dawn Of Machine (3:11)
8. Alpha Centauri (4:25)
9. Aurora (8:37)
10. Clockwork (1:25)
11. Antikythera (7:17)
12. Tralfamadore (8:00)

Total Time 63:44

Line-up
Nerya Zidon - Saxes
Yoel Genin - Guitars
Tom Bar - Piano/Keys
Guy Bernfeld - Bass
Yogev Gabay - Drums
    With:
Yshai Afterman – Percussion (3, 5, 6, 12)
Inna Dudukina – Voice (6, 9)
Parham Haghighi – Voice (6)
Danna Protsenko – Voice (6)
Harshitha Krishnan – Voice (6)
Ron Warburg – Trumpet (12)
Vasilis Kostas – Lauto (12)
The Quintet – Ilana Kleiman, Merry Ann Genin, Lexi Pelton, Eilon Freeman, Or Hasson – Strings (12)
Daniel Markovich – String arrangement (12)
Omri – Sound design (1, 7)

Description/Reviews
Amidst proper prog metal sections will intervene genuine jazz sections, effectively thimblerigging your expectations. It none of that “jazzy interlude” culch, as many modern “prog fusion” artists use, but aside from the real metal and the real jazz on the album, there also are moments of pure crossbreeding between the genres, which often lead to the most inspiring parts.
Read the full review by Dæv Tremblay at canthisevenbecalledmusic.com

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Tautologic "Re:Psychle"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Pop
Label: Turtle Down Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 18, 2018
Tracklist
1. Loud Shoes (3:34)
2. Not If But When (2:19)
3. The Admiral (3:08)
4. The Professor (6:08)
5. On Your Left (4:06)
6. The Choirboy (5:39)
7. Coltrane Supermarket (4:20)
8. The Whistler (3:42)
9. The Gospel Lady (4:55)
10. Osaka Garden (4:33)

Total Time 42:24

Line-up
Ethan Sellers: vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
Pat Buzby: drums
   With
Nathan Britsch:  bass (1,3,5-10)
Chris Greene: tenor & alto saxes (4,5,7)
Aaron Weistrop: electric guitars
Jeff Yang: violin
Nick Photinos: cello
Aron Topielski: bass (2,4)
Jennifer Reddick: flutes/piccolo (4,8)
Michael Maccaferri: clarinets (4)
Johnny Showtime Janowiak: trombone (5)
Eric Koppa: baritone sax (5)
Micah Frazier: trumpet (5)
Diana Lawrence: bridge vocals (7)
Jennifer Justice: bridge vocals (7)
Lillie Sellers: spoken word (1)

Description/Reviews
Very much influenced by the 70's, Tautologic's sound can be compared to the more folk/celtic songs by Gentle Giant or Caravan (i.e. ''Golf Girl''), but the band certainly adds their own color to the genre.
Read the full review by Marc Roy at Proggnosis

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Inner Prospekt "Seven Ways to Lose Yourself"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Electronica
Formatdigital
Release date: January 18, 2018 
Tracklist
1. Free Walk (11:05)
2. The Fun District (7:35)
3. Down Deep (5:11)
4. Where They Live (13:13)
5. The Breath Of The Red Lights (11:29)
6. Rebirth (7:35)
7. Down Deeper (9:28)

Total Time 65:36

Line-up
Alessandro di Benedetti (Mad Crayon) - all instruments
   With
Federico Tetti (Mad Crayon) - vocals (6)

Media/Samples 
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Noiseware "Clouds At Last"


Country: India
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: January 18, 2018 
Tracklist
1. Prelude (1:09)
2. Solar (5:00)
3. Within Dreams (4:27)
4. Vortex (3:50)
5. Paraflight (4:45)
6. Iridescent (5:08)
7. Europa (4:45)
8. Parallax (4:19)
9. Clouds At Last (6:13)

Total Time 39:36

Line-up
Aman Virdi - Vocals
Adhiraj Singh – Guitars, Arrangements
Aniket Patni – Guitars
Gautam Deb - Drums
Robert Alex – Bass

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp (name your price)

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Birzer Bandana "Of Course It Must Be"


Country: UK/USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: January 17, 2018 
Tracklist
1. Adrift (7:19)
2. The Void (13:57)
3. A View (8:52)
4. There (6:13)
5. There Again (4:53)
6. Yes (4:05)
7. Calm (7:47)

Total Time 53:06

Line-up
Dave Bandana - vocals, all instruments
Brad Birzer - concept and lyrics

Description/Reviews
Accessible, but not mainstream.  Simple, though hardly simplistic.  Unfolding methodically but organically, without feeling confined to strict verse/chorus/bridge templates.  Ambient, but by no means aural wallpaper.  And definitely prog — but prog that can’t be pinned down with an easy label.
Read the full review by Rick Krueger at progarchy.com

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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The Sundering "Pentameron"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Retro Prog
Format: digital
Release date: January 17, 2018
Tracklist
1. Rush In The Forest (9:11)
2. Life On Earth (6:07)
3. Take A Blow (3:51)
4. Freshness In The Night (6:26)
5. Call Of The Sea (9:00)

Total Time 34:35

Line-up
Filippo Lacana - Vocals, cello
Fabio Cuccu - Guitars
Davide Mura - Guitars
Carlo Berretta - Bass, double bass
Lorenzo Murineddu - Drums, percussions
   With
Elisa Brett - Classical guitar (5)

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Durgha Esmael "Herbivora"


Country: Indonesia
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Psychedelic
Format: digital
Release date: January 17, 2018
Tracklist
1. Sun Rise (4:22)
2. Winds Of The White Poppy (5:56)
3. In Secret Between The Shadow (6:10)
4. Beach Life (5:26)
5. Long Intervals Of Insanity (6:30)
6. Steal The Night (3:50)
7. Sea Of Wonder (2:14)
8. We Slipped Into Midnight (10:28)
9. The Elevator Eyes (4:43)
10. The Message Of The Strength (9:47)
11. Yellow Butterfly (3:49)
12. The Unity Of Being (10:22)

Total Time 73:37

Line-up
Jimi Mahardikka - Guitar
Tommy Ard - Bass
Dimas - Drum
Rarya Lakshito Jati - Cello
Nadya Hatta - Keys

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

bArtMan "Goodbye Cruel World"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, DVD, digital
Release date: January 16, 2018 (CD, DVD)
Tracklist
1. Intro (1:06)
2. The Cruel World (6:43)
3. Unattainable Love (4:40)
4. Goodbye Cruel World Part 1 (3:43)
5. Goodbye Cruel World Part 2 (5:03)
6. Goodbye Cruel World Part 3 (5:04)
7. Forgotten Tears (3:08)
8. The Insurrection (4:06)
9. Goodbye Cruel World Part 4 (3:39)
10. Goodbye Cruel World Part 5 (6:07)
11. Goodbye Cruel World Part 6 (2:49)
12. The Victory (4:11)
13. The End Of Cruel World (8:49)

Total Time 59:08

Line-up
Torsten Bartkowiak - Guitars, Keyboards, Orchestra-Arrangements, Vocals, Choir
   With
Joe Wallace - Drums

Media/Samples 
Preview

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Monday, January 15, 2018

Mundusmurum "Márpico"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, New Age
Label: Jesiisma
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 15, 2018
Tracklist
1. Introducción (3:55)
2. Márpico (6:49)
3. Buscador De Estrellas (5:01)
4. El Faro (3:04)
5. El Desvanecimiento De La Extension Imaginaria (4:20)
6. El Paso De La Tormenta (3:30)
7. Bruma (2:53)
8. La Máquina Infinita 2 (3:02)
9. Detrás Del Horizonte (10:10)
10. Tierra Efímera(5:00)
11. El Artefacto (2:59)
12. La Máquina Infinita (3:06)
13. Bitácora De Un Viaje Sin Retorno (2:19)
14. Piedra Viva (3:51)

Total Time 59:59

Line-up
Ezequiel Rodríguez: All instruments

Media/Samples 
Samples

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By'ce Project "Abyss of the Mind"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: January 15, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Great Dance (5:10)
2. The Ink Of My Eyes (5:21)
3. Hidden In My Dreams (4:39)
4. Run (4:45)
5. You Must Hang On (4:58)
6. All That I Believe (4:45)
7. Deep Inside (5:02)
8. The Divergent (8:07)
9. Open Yours Eyes (4:01)

Total Time 46:48

Line-up
By'ce : lead guitare, vocals, samples
S. Sheehy : bass
V. Parchomenko : percussions
D. Codfert : drums

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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RXP "Pathos"


Country: Costa Rica
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: January 15, 2018
Tracklist
1. Ignition (5:55)
2. A Ride in the Blue St. (5:11)
3. The Mystery Machine is Back...Again (8:46)
4. M.M.M.T (4:40)
5. The Wonderful City of Nothing (6:16)
6. Where the Words Don't Work Pt.1 (8:23)
7. Where the Words Don't Work Pt. 2 (7:35)
8. Perception of a New Level (6:00)
9. Universal B.R.E.A.T.H (9:27)

Total Time 60:53

Line-up
Alex Bonilla: Drums
Mauricio Delgado: Keys
César Salas: Bass
Carlos Wong: Guitars

Media/Samples 
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Seven That Spells "The Death And Resurrection Of Krautrock: OMEGA"


Country: Croatia
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Krautrock
Label: Sulatron Records
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: January 15, 2018 (digital), February 23, 2018 (CD, vinyl) 
Tracklist
1. In III (4:07)
2. Omega (18:54)
3. Chronos (3:55)
4. Future Lords (13:15)
5. Out III (6:26)

Total Time 46:37

Line-up
Blake Fleming – drums
Jeremy White – bass, vox
Gordan Tomić - guitar, vox
Niko Potočnjak – guitar, synth

Media/Samples 
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Galahad "Seas of Change"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelOskar (OSKAR 005LP)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl 
Release date: January 15, 2018 (CD), January 22, 2018 (digital), February 2018 (vinyl )
Tracklist
1. Seas of Change (42:43)
    CD & digital bonus tracks:
2. Dust (Extended Edit) (5:57)
3. Smoke (Extended Edit) (7:14)
    Line-up
    Stu Nicholson - Vocals
    Dean Baker - Keyboards, Orchestration
    Spencer Luckman - Drums, Percussion
    Tim Ashton - Bass
    Lee Abraham - Guitars
        With
    Sarah Bolter - Flute, Clarinet, Soprano Sax

    Description/Reviews
    'Seas of Change' consists of only one forty two minute track which incorporates many changes of tempo, mood and style and the band thinks it also represents a kind of hybrid of the older, earlier 'traditional' Galahad sound mixed with the more modern heavier, 'techno' orientated sound of the last few albums. 
    Media/Samples 
    Bandcamp

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