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Monday, April 30, 2018

3RDegree "Ones & Zeros: Volume 0"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: April 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. Re1nstall_0verture (3:56)
2. Connecting (4:53)
3. Olympia (5:15)
4. The Future Doesn't Need You (5:49)
5. Unintended Consequence (3:34)
6. Perfect Babies (4:42)
7. Logical Conclusion (6:40)
8. Click Away! (15:27)
9. Ones & Zeros (7:25)

Total Time 57:41

Line-up
George Dobbs: lead & backing vocals, keyboards, percussion, violin
Robert James Pashman: bass guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
Patrick Kliesch: acoustic & electric guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Robert Durham: drums, percussion
Eric Pseja: electric guitar, backing vocals
Bryan Zeigler: electric guitar, backing vocals
   With
Aaron Nobel : drums, percussion (7)
Sheuh-Li Ong : theremin (3)
Moorea Dickason : co-lead vocal (5)
Jay Friedman : additional violin (8)
Ava Penelope Pashman : spoken voice (6)

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Peter Gee "The Bible"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. Creation
2. Adam And Eve
3. The Fall
4. The Flood
5. The Stars In The Sky
6. Jacob’s Ladder
7. The Dreamer
8. Exodus
9. Crossing The Sea
10. The Law
11. Walls Of Jericho
12. Samson And Delilah
13. Called In The Night
14. King Of Israel
15. David And Goliath
16. Wisdom
17. The Prophets
18. A Voice Crying Out
19. Daniel And The Lions’ Den
20. Prepare The Way Of The Lord
21. Saviour Of The World
22. The Kingdom Of God
23. The Cross
24. Resurrection Day
25. Spirit
26. The Road To Emmaus
27. The Gospel
28. Revelation

Line-up
Peter Gee (Pendragon):  instruments
    With
Josh Brown: vocals
Becky Brannigan: vocals
Hayley Oliver: vocals
Steve Christey (Jadis): drums
Rhiannon Davies: violin
Daniel Bristow: trumpet
John Taylor: narration

Description/Reviews
This album is the first full blown concept album and the most ambitious work that Peter Gee has ever written, over a total of 69 minutes, the 66 books of the Bible told through rock music and narration, and includes many of the main characters contained within the scriptures.
"The Bible" contains a stunning array of musical styles from the progressive "Revelation", "The Kingdom Of God" and "The Prophets" to rock anthems "The Fall" and "The Law", from the haunting female vocal pieces "Adam And Eve" and "The Gospel" to the acoustic "Samson And Delilah" and "Exodus", from instrumentals "Jacob’s Ladder" and "Walls Of Jericho", to the groove based "Crossing The Sea" and "Spirit", and yet the whole album has a wonderful power and unity to it.
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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Dzung "Cánh cửa thần kỳ"


Country: Vietnam
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: digital
Release date: April 29, 2018
Tracklist
1. Hai chín ba mươi (05:00)
2. Một giấc chiêm bao (05:34)
3. Mặt trời tháng sáu (05:37)
4. Phiên chợ chiều mưa (04:29)
5. Cao ốc vô danh (05:29)
6. Cánh cửa thần kỳ (05:22)

Total Time 31:31

Line-up
Dzung - Guitar, programming
   With
Vinh Cóc - Bass
Anh Tú Nguyễn - Guitar (1)
Hà Laze - Guitar (2)
Tùng JohnCr - Guitar (4)
Trần Hoàng - Keyboards (5)
Ân Boiledwater - Guitar (6)

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Kai Rüffer Fractal Band "I"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release dateApril 29, 2018
Tracklist
1. New Hope (6:52)
2. Valse (6:11)
3. Mindless (5:26)
4. You're Gone (4:32)
5. Part Of Anything (3:53)
6. Spanish Etude (3:10)
7. Journey To Kingsland (4:54)

Total Time 34:58

Line-up
Kai Rüffer  - bass
Winfried Rimbach-Sator - piano, keys
Justin Hombach - guitars
Steffen Uhrhan - drums

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New Hope
Mindless
Deezer

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Dyed In Grey "Anguish And Ardor"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: April 29, 2018
Tracklist
1. A New Obsession (3:01)
2. Carry The Ghost (7:37)
3. Drag The Hollows (5:58)
4. The Inquisitor (5:18)
5. Tars (5:36)
6. The Traveler (6:50)
7. Omnipresence (7:00)
8. Reservoir Of Discord (6:28)
9. Slain From The Foundations Of The Earth (6:02)
10. At The Mountains Of Madness (4:12)
11. Empyrean Continuance (12:01)

Total Time 70:03

Line-up
Adam Edgemont - Guitar
Rob Dukarm - Guitar
Paul Loew - Bass
Travis Orbin - Drums

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Tim's Favourite "We, The Willing"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Metal
Format: digital
Release date: April 28, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Capital Lie (5:38)
2. The Day Free Will Was Disproven (6:30)
3. Darlings We Probably Should Have Killed But Didn't Have The Guts To Do So (2:28)
4. Galilei Was A Believer (Dicussion Closed) (6:26)
5. No Means No (8:52)
6. A Legacy (4:49)
7. Narrative (8:12)
8. Cashdance (5:46)
9. This Lot (6:19)
10. The Unbearable Lightness Of The New Atheism (5:26)
11. (W)hole (4:23)
12. Requiem For A Dream (8:50)

Total Time 73:39

Line-up
Jan Pauwels - Vocals, guitars
Elie De Backer - Drums
Gorik Van Droogenbroeck - Bass

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Golgatha "The Ascendant"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: digital
Release date: April 28, 2018
Tracklist
1. Witness (4:16)
2. Sons Of Fire (2:54)
3. Muse (4:05)
4. Indigo (5:14)
5. Unity (3:45)
6. The Patriot (4:09)
7. Slave To Fortune (4:35)
8. Hollowman (4:44)
9. Ascendant: Eternal (9:39)
10. Ascendant: Forsaken (7:42)
11. In Oblivion (3:59)
12. Pascal's Wager (3:25)

Total Time 58:27

Line-up
Zack Goodenough - Vocals
Alex Goodenough - Guitar, Bass
Hunter Kyle - Guitar
Reid Poffenbarger - Drums

Description/Reviews
The Ascendant is an exploration of the human condition. Each song represents an aspect of humanity, including emotion, the soul, life, and death. The Ascendant is a representation of all of us and none of us simultaneously.
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Friday, April 27, 2018

Pharaoh Overlord "Zero"


Country: Finland
Genre(s)Psychedelic, Stoner, Space Rock
LabelEktro Records elektro-136/ Hydra Head Records hh666-225/krypt 122
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: April 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Revolution (8:44)
2. Maailmanlopun Ateriana (6:14)
3. Meanwhile (6:02)
4. Lalibela Cannot Spell Zero (8:59)
5. Satavuotiaiden Salaisuus (4:13)
6. I Drove All Night By My Solar Stomp (7:39)

Total Time 41:51

Line-up
Janne Westerlund (Circle): Guitars, Bass, Vocals
Jussi Kangas: Guitars, Vocals
Julius Jääskeläinen (Circle): Guitars
Pekka Jääskeläinen (Circle): Guitars
Jussi Lehtisalo (Circle): Bass, Guitars, Vocals
Tomi Leppänen (Circle): Drums
   With
Antti Boman (Demilich): Vocals
Hans Joachim Irmler (Faust): Organ

Description/Reviews
Musically the band bring the usual tasty blend of psych-kraut-space rock grooves. The propulsive chug of ‘Maalimanlopun Ateriana’ is spattered by outburts of acid yellow 80’s synth that pop up now and then across the record. It’s light on its feet and the quicker, restlessly motorik numbers alternate with a couple of more laid back, wide eyed dreamers. The atmospheric ‘Meanwhile’ finds us orbiting serenely while Boman reports back from the planet below. It doesn’t sound like he has great news. On the chilled out, nocturnal ‘Satavuotiaden Salaisuus’ he contents himself with a series of low growls and groans. Either side of it the wonderfully titled ‘Lalibela Cannot Spell Zero’ and ‘I Drove All Night by My Solar Stomp’ seem cut from the same cloth of expanding, driving, kraut metal, heading for the horizon flattening all in their path.
Read the full review by Jared Dix at echoesanddust.com

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Revolution
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La Bottega del Tempo a Vapore "Viaggi InVersi"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Metal/Rock
LabelRevalve Records RR99
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 27, 2018
Tracklist
1 - Flashback
2 - Goccia di tenebra
3 - Urla e perdonami
4 - Tempo inverso, Pt. 1
5 - Tempo inverso, Pt. 2
6 - Dama di spade
7 - Mestieri

Line-up
Angelo Santo - Voice
Alessandro Zeoli - Guitar
Luca Iorio - Bass
Giuseppe Sarno - Keyboard
Gabriele Beatrice - Drums
Alfredo Martinelli - Story Writer

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Urla e Perdonami



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Finally George "Life is a Killer"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: April 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Tears Of A Million Lies (5:43)
2. Walk With Me (7:07)
3. She (6:55)
4. Ghost (6:09)
5. Remember Me (7:40)
6. I'll Be There (7:01)
7. Time Stands Still (5:40)
8. Way Home (4:58)
9. Human (6:35)
10. Life Is A Killer (6:58)

Total Time 64:46

Line-up
Finally George - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
Todd Sucherman (Styx) - Drums & Percussion
Erlend Krauser - Guitar Solos on 2 & 8, Additional Guitars on 1,3,4,8
John Engehausen - Guitar Solo on 4
Ralf Bittermann - Guitar Solo on 6
Fiete Felsch - Flute on 7
Matthias Pogoda - Piano on 10
Detlef Bösche - Hammond A-100 on 4,5,8,10

Description/Reviews
Finally George is the epitome of flawlessly arranged and recorded prog-rock pop music – endlessly deep tracks that ache with the pain of separation. With addictive walls of sound that repeatedly build up to monumental proportions.
Sophisticated melodies, held together by forceful arrangements, are melded with harmonious vocals, heavy-metal guitar riffs, opulent keyboards, cinematic strings and epic choruses.
The result is a prog-rock album with numerous melodious pop elements, mastered by no less a figure than Grammy Award winner Tim Young – the icing on the cake of such a visionary project. 
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Tomorrow's Eve "Mirror Of Creation III – Project Ikaros"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Metal  
LabelBAZE Records / Dr. Music Records DRMR0033
Format: CD
Release date: April 27, 2018 (EU), May 25, 2018 (NA & Asia)
Tracklist
1. Welcome To The Show (6:15)
2. Morpheus (7:07)
3. Bread And Circuses (5:07)
4. Imago (5:47)
5. The System (6:00)
6. Law And Order (8:43)
7. Dream Within A Dream (5:43)
8. Terminal (5:01)
9. Inner Sanctum (4:40)
10. Somnium Ex Machina (6:21)
11. Gods Among Each Other (7:58)

Total time: 68:42

Line-up
Martin LeMar (Mekong Delta, Lalu, Nachtgeschrei): Vocals
Rainer Grund: Guitar
Oliver Schwickert: Keyboard
Mike LePond (Symphony X, Ross The Boss): Bass
John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmsteen, Labyrinth, Ark, TNT): Drums

Description/Reviews
Titled “Mirror Of Creation III – Project Ikaros“, the German Progressive Metal institution TOMORROW‘S EVE start their comeback with their fifth album, which could not be more majestic, varied and bombastic and shows the band on the peak of its creativity so far. An extravagant musical journey of a special kind not only awaits fans of powerful driven forward Progressive Metal, but also fans of orchestral epics, which are refined by chaotic aggressive keyboards, but never neglect the melodies. The ‘Mirror Of Creation‘ provides complex song structures that demand the listener, but alternate recursively with catchy choruses and shallow sounds. Musically, a driving rhythm section, sensitive piano passages, acoustic guitars and extensive musical landscapes merge with the lyrical concept of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. With “Mirror Of Creation III – Project Ikaros”, the band once again succeeds in strengthening their reputation and this is evident in the eleven songs in all respects. The opener “Welcome To The Show” describes how the hall darkens and the show is starting. This shows uncompromisingly into which musical realm TOMORROW’S EVE will venture out. “Morpheus” depicts the tragedy of insomnia and the characters pursued nightmares, while “Bread And Circuses” directs to the topic of the past and raises the question if humanity will ever be able to learn from failures of the past.  “Imago” illustrates that fear can be the key to insanity, privacy and individuality are just a few of the dying values. “The System”, a song that mentally raises the idea, if it would be not even more appropriate for humanity to end up wiping itself out for the sake of humanity itself. “Dream Within A Dream” describes the battle against this very mechanized system. However, the poem found in the song ensures that the endless cycle of the system can be finally revealed in “Somnium Ex Machina”. 
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Bread and Circuses
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Atumatu "Duma"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Electronica
Format: digital
Release date: April 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Old Continent I (9:47)
2. Picahielo (5:05)
3. Magnetic Mountain (6:05)
4. Paean Of Praise (4:50)
5. Second Red Scare (5:57)
6. Old Continent II (10:25)

Total Time 42:09

Line-up
Quinn Downton - drums, drum programming, loops, percussion, keyboards, samples
Dylan Hyman - saxophone
Sidharth Krishnan - guitars
Derick Penrod - guitars, bass, additional keyboards
Wojciech Pielużek - guitars, additional keyboards
Greg Maclean - bass, additional keyboards, fx
Dylan Robins - percussion
Laurence Shann - bass

Description/Reviews
Those influences are post rock, jazz, neo-prog, electronica, art rock, funk, cinematic music and psych rock. The music is very melodic and pretty dynamic too. It has some good moods and a good soundscape. 
Read the full review by Torodd Fuglesteg at thesoundoffightingcatstwo.blogspot.co.uk

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WorldService Project "Serve"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Avant Prog
LabelRareNoise Records RNR093
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Plagued With Righteousness (5:26)
2. Dai Jo Bo (4:13)
3. The Tale Of Mr.Giggles (6:34)
4. Ease (6:15)
5. Runner (4:00)
6. Now This Means War (5:50)
7. To Lose The Loved (5:20)
8. False Prophets (8:24)

Total Time 46:02

Line-up
Dave Morecroft - keyboard, vocals
Tim Ower - saxophone
Raphael Clarkson - trombone, vocals
Arthur O'Hara - bass
Harry Pope - drums, percussion

Description/Reviews
WorldService Project delivers another powerful punk-jazz manifesto with a sly grin on Serve, their second RareNoise release and fourth album overall. Showcasing their signature blend of discipline and chaos, the edgy London-based avant-funk quintet combines throbbing grooves, huge backbeats, grinding fuzz-bass onslaughts and ferocious free blowing on eight potent tracks, with just a dash of Monty Pythonesque's irreverence thrown into the mix. 
Read the full description at jazzcorner.com

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Excerpt
Ease (teaser)

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Seven Eyed Crow "Organized Chaos"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Label: Send the Wood Music/Lunatik Music Lunatik31
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. On The Edge (2:22)
2. Organized Chaos (5:13)
3. Lizard Brain (Part 1) (0:58)
4. Lizard Brain (Part 2) (6:20)
5. As Leaders (5:49)
6. 2099 (4:35)
7. Scenarii Of Yours (5:38)
8. Standards (6:52)
9. Something To Live For (2:39)

Total Time 40:26

Line-up
Jay - Vocals
Alex & Oreye - Guitars
Tom - Bass
Fredo - Drums

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Toundra "Vortex"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Instrumental Post Rock/Metal
Label: Century Media
FormatCD, CD+vinyl, digital
Release date: April 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Intro Vortex (1:30)
2. Cobra (6:30)
3. Tuareg (8:14)
4. Cartavio (2:16)
5. Kingston Falls (4:16)
6. Mojave (11:10)
7. Roy Neary (2:04)
8. Cruce Oeste (7:21)

Total Time 43:21

Line-up
Esteban
Alberto
Macón
Álex

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Cobra
Kingston Falls

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God Is An Astronaut "Epitaph"


Country: Ireland
Genre(s)Post Rock
Label: Napalm Records
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: April 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Epitaph
2. Mortal Coil
3. Winter Dusk/Awakening
4. Seance Room
5. Komorebi
6. Medea
7. Oisín

Line-up
Torsten Kinsella - Guitars, Piano, Synths, Vox
Niels Kinsella - Bass
Lloyd Hanney - Drums
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Jimmy Scanlon - Additional Guitar (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Jamie Dean - Additional Piano/Keys (1, 2, 3)
Brian Harris - Additional Guitar (2)

Description/Reviews
The opening title track ‘Epitaph’ sets the album`s mood. There is pain and loss at work here, but not pain and loss that are given in to. Sparse piano motifs face energetic rhythms, shimmering guitar coatings, and eruptions of dense fury breathe life into a journey of melancholic longing: there is the release experienced when a troubled existence ends in ‘Mortal Coil‘ followed by the sombre foreshadowing that is ‘Winter Dusk/Awakening‘.
The album changes direction slightly with ‘Seánce Room’ and the music on this highway is taking you someplace meaningful and special – someplace where near and far blur and stars weep over tragedies.
Finally, the beautiful and hypnotic piece of music that is the album-closing ‘Oisín’ is in memory of Torsten and Niels' 7-year-old cousin who was tragically taken from this world. It distils into four minutes all the pain, sadness and longing felt by many over a much-longer timeframe. A fitting end to an album that will move you deeply and call out to you to be revisited many times. 
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Shadow Merchant "Tomorrow"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 27, 2018 (digital), May 4, 2018 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Invisible Energy (5:09)
2. The Beginning of the End (4:30)
3. Everything (5:27)
4. A New Life (5:13)
5. Stars (10:22)
6. Valkyrie (3:45)
7. Moving Standing Still (5:48)
8. Silhouette (3:48)
9. Questions (3:34)
10. Summer (2:06)
11. Adelaide (2:36)
12. Empty Space (3:46)
13. Tomorrow (4:23)

Total Time 60:27

Line-up
Howard Whitman - Vocals, Bass
Yvonne Blackwell - Vocals, Percussion
Sean Reiter - Guitars
Michael LaBuono - Keyboards
David Lee - Drums

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Forty Shades "Blackstar Diamond"


Country: Switzerland
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. God And The Idol (3:53)
2. Blackstar Diamond (3:53)
3. Slave To Your Hate (3:37)
4. Dichotomie (3:08)
5. Downfall Of A Paradigm (4:38)
6. Harvest (3:46)
7. The Ultimate Combat (3:25)
8. Absurd (3:52)
9. Idol Worship (4:31)
10. The Veil (3:16)
11. Snowball (3:10)

Total Time 41:09

Line-up
Tosse Basler (Crematory) -Vocals
Tobias Gut - Keyboards
Raphael Crivelli - Guitars
Lukas Mielniczuk - Guitars
Joël Brechbühl - Bass
Christain Wittwer - Drums

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God And The Idol
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PinioL "Bran Coucou"


Country: France
Genre(s): Avant Prog, Math Rock
Label: Dur Et Doux
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: April 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Pilon Bran Coucou
2. Pogne
3. Mimolle
4. Shô Shin
5. François 1er
6. Kerberos
7. Orbite

Line-up
Antoine Arnera (PoiL) - Keyboard, vocals
Boris Cassone (PoiL) - Bass, vocals
Guilhem Meier (PoiL) - Drums, vocals
Anthony Béard (Ni) - Guitar, vocals
François Mignot (Ni) - Guitar, vocals
Benoit Lecomte (Ni) - Bass, vocals
Jean Joly - Drums

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Our Own Destruction "Our Own Destruction"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 27, 2018 (digital), May 8, 2018 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Misguided (4:58)
2. Sanity Awaits (4:43)
3. Cold Dead Hands (6:32)
4. Demon Within (5:25)
5. The Madman Is Near (5:53)
6. Eternal Damnation (6:12)
7. Remember (3:33)
8. Resurgence (4:06)
9. World Of The Unknown (6:26)

Total Time 47:48

Line-up
Kurt Kellerstedt: Drums
Tim Brayne: Bass
Mike Gliniak: Guitar
Mike R.: Vocals

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Anasazi "Ask The Dust"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: April 27, 2018 (digital), early May 2018 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Staring At The Sun (5:38) 
2. Miles Away (4:07) 
3. Feeling Nothing (6:22) 
4. Drift Away (5:08) 
5. Falling (4:25) 
6. The Second Before (4:35) 
7. Still I Can't Hide (6:38) 
8. And The Grudge (Still Here) (8:17) 
9. Into The Flood (5:49) 
10. Once Dead (6:52) 
11. Ask The Dust (5:32) 

Total Time 63:23
Line-up
Mathieu Madani : voices, electric & acoustic guitars, keyboards
Christophe Blanc-Tailleur : bass
Brunos Saget : lead guitars
Anthony Barruel : drums
    With
Julie Barruel : additional background vocals (4, 6, 9)

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Deezer
Teaser
Teaser 2

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

White Chameleon "Asymmetric Man"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: April 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Eye Of Tassili (5:57)
2. Laetoli (9:49)
3. The Codex Gigas (9:37)
4. Scipio (6:08)
5. Asymmetric Man (6:32)
6. Remembering London (5:30)
7. The Sculptures (11:43)

Total Time 55:16

Line-up
Jordi Mela - Vocals, Keyboards
Juan Antonio Ponce - Guitar
Josep Romero - Bass
Israel Garrido - Drums
Japon Deleon - Guitar

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The Eye of Tassili
Laetoli
The Codex Gigas
Asymmetric Man
The Sculptures

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Monday, April 23, 2018

American Tears "Hard Core"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, AOR
Label: Escape Music ESM318
Format: CD
Release date: April 23, 2018
Tracklist
1. Hard Core (3:03)
2. Carnivore (4:56)
3. Lost In Time (4:11)
4. Fyre (4:29)
5. Smoke And Mirrors (5:06)
6. The Ferryman (4:23)
7. Nuclear (4:10)
8. Tear Gas (4:17)
9. Lords Of Light (5:29)
10. Deplorable (4:57)
11. Bottoms Up (7:12)
12. At Last (5:37)

Total Time 57:50

Line-up
Mark Mangold - Keys, drums, bass, vocals
Jake E - Background vocal (4)

Description/Reviews
Lovers of 70′s prog from the likes of Focus (check out ‘Smoke And Mirrors’) and the pomptastic bombast of Vangelis (‘Nuclear’ – astounding keys on this one), will certainly enjoy the music on here. ‘The Ferryman’ is the nearest the album gets to his other bands Touch and Drive, She Said (the lyric even mentions silver white which was a DSS song) sound, making for a classy piece of AOR.
Read the full review by Jason Ritchie at getreadytorock.me.uk

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Riversea "The Tide"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Tide (5:54)
2. Shine (4:56)
3. Blasphemy (5:36)
4. Your Last Day (5:18)
5. Drowning In Vertigo (4:43)
6. Strange Land (5:45)
7. The Design (4:16)
8. Fallout Warning (4:35)
9. Goodbye My Friend (5:10)
10. To Those That Are Left Behind (2:10)
11. Uprising (6:37)
12. The Tide Reprise (0:59)

Total Time 55:59

Line-up
Brendan Eyre (Nine Stones Close, Tony Patterson): Keyboards
David Clements: Bass
Alex Cromarty (Dave Kerzner, Mantra Vega, Mostly Autumn, Heather Findlay): Drums
Marc Atkinson (Mandalaband, Nine Stones Close, Last Knight): Vocals
   With
Lee Abraham (Galahad): Guitar
Robin Armstrong (Cosmograf): Guitar
Simon Godfrey (Tinyfish, Valdez, Shineback): Guitar
Tony Patterson (ReGenesis, Nick Magnus): Flute
Paul Cusick: Guitar
Peter Aves: Guitar
Martin Ledger (Heather Findlay): Guitar
Olivia Sparnenn-Josh (Breathing Space, Mostly Autumn): Backing vocals
Janine Atkinson: Backing vocals
Louise Dawson: Backing vocals

Media/Samples 
Shine
Blasphemy (closing section)
Teaser

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Geof Whitely Project "Sempiternal"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelEyrie Records
Formatdigital
Release dateApril 23, 2018
Tracklist
1. Stir Of Echoes (9:20)
2. Hidden Depths (5:19)
3. Isolation (2:18)
4. Low End Distortion (5:23)
5. Overseer (3:49)
6. Fairground Distraction (7:52)
7. Momentary Lapse (6:19)
8. The Voice (7:07)
9. On A Stranger Tide (9:41)

Total Time 57:08

Line-up
Arny Wheatley

Description/Reviews
Arny always seems to give some a little different but without straying too far from his so far successful formula and the new release is no exception, delivering powerful and brooding tracks like opener Stir of Echoes.
Read the full review by Martin Hutchinson at progradar.org

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Wandering Vagrant "Get Lost"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital 
Release date: April 23, 2018
Tracklist
1. Human Being As Me (6:21)
2. The Hourglass (9:22)
3. Struggle (5:27)
4. Forgotten (5:57)
5. Get Lost, Pt. 1 (Fade Away) (7:10)
6. Get Lost, Pt. 2 (The Hunger) (3:49)
7. Home (6:28)

Total Time 44:34

Line-up
Alessandro Rizzuto - vocals, guitar
Christian Bastianoni - guitar
Francesca Trampolini - backing vocals, keyboards
Andrea Paolessi - bass

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Doug the Eagle "Dr. Gwendolini's Amazing Medicine Show"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: April 22, 2018
Tracklist
1. Dr. Gwendolini's Amazing Medicine Show (parts 1 & 2) (7:51)
2. Numerology (9:56)
3. Mordrith's Song (6:30)
4. Dictator (shut Up And Take It) (4:01)
5. Saludora (7:34)
6. King Ordros (12:17)

Total Time 48:09

Line-up
Joseph Paul Morris - vocals, all instruments

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Jupiter Groove "Gears Of Progression"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
LabelWe Are Not Alone Records
FormatCD, digital
Release date: April 22, 2018
Tracklist
  1. Intro
  2. Angels
  3. Yes It Is!
  4. Fall To Freedom
  5. Cupid's Pain
  6. Pharoah's Revenge
  7. LiQuid Sadness
  8. Funkenstein
  9. On The Prowl
  10. Hit The Bottle
Line-up
Dan Rodriguez: Guitars, electric sitar
Ralph Gray: Acoustic and electric percussion
Juan R Leon: Basses,occasional Chapman Stick

Description/Reviews
Hailing from Central Florida, the "improgroovinstrumetal" trio, Jupiter Groove, can be described as heavy and hard, funky and eclectic..and still at other times infused with world,fusion,space and prog-rock sensibilities.The 10 all instrumental compositions are imbued with a melodic, vocal quality and harmonic structure that is straightforward yet deceivingly complex. Punctuated with guitarist Dan Rodriguez's soaring, high-wire antic infused solos, Ralph Gray's gumbo of fusion, jazz, prog, metronomic precision drumming and Juan R Leon's rapid fire bass runs dripping with reckless abandon, the music is as diverse as the guys themselves. 
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Deezer

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Artikon "Evolution"


Country: Bulgaria
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: April 22, 2018
Tracklist
1. Paranoia (4:23)
2. Generation Y (4:23)
3. In God's Hands (7:25)
4. My Favorite Mistake (3:15)
5. Silence (6:29)
6. Escape (5:08)
7. Home (6:02)
8. Evolution, Pt. 1 (Creation) (6:09)
9. Evolution, Pt. 2 (Faith) (3:39)
10. Now (2:45)

Total Time 49:38

Line-up
Galin Ivanov - vocals, guitars, bass, drum programming
Mirela Valentis - violins, orchestral arrangements, background vocals

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2 tracks

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Arca Progjet "Arca Progjet"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Jolly Roger Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 21, 2018
Tracklist
1. Arca
2. Meta' Morfosi
3. Requiend
4. Battito D'Ali
5. Sulla Verticale
6. Neanderthal
7. Cielo Nero
8. Delta Randevouz
9. Un. Inverso
10. Pozzanghere di Cielo
11. Acqua (CD Bonus)

Line-up
Alex Jorio (Elektradrive) - drums, percussion, keys
Gregorio Verdun - bass, keys
Sergio Toya - vocals
Carlo Maccaferri - guitar
Filippo Dagasso - keys, programming
   With
Mauro Pagani (P.F.M.)
Gigi Venegoni
Arturo Vitale (Arti & Mestieri)

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Awooga "Conduit"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Alternative/Post/Doom/Sludge/Progressive Metal, Grunge
LabelRockosmos
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Temporal (5:32)
2. Tabula Rasa (4:04)
3. Waterhole (3:33)
4. Blue Rose (4:44)
5. Bandit (4:38)
6. Witness (11:09)
7. Otherside (6:47)

Total Time 40:27

Line-up
Tam Ali - Bass, Vocals
Taran Ali - Drums
James Borrowdale - Guitar

Description/Reviews
Creating a hybrid metal-based sound of doom, grunge, sludge and progressive metal, Awooga floored at least half of the competition with their debut EP ‘Alpha’. Taking cues from Deftones, Tool and Amplifier, the band created a sound that went far beyond being just a composite of its influences; a brilliant technical ability and a melodic vocal often contrasting the heaviness made it very compelling listening.
Approximately eighteen months on, the Sheffield-based riff-meisters have created something rather special in their first full length album. ‘Conduit’ takes everything that was great about the EP and refines it and improves upon it, but without any temptation to make it more commercial. 
Read the full review at realgonerocks.com

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Spectrum "Hiraeth"


Country: Macedonia
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: April 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Hiraeth (9:23)
2. Black Silence (6:31)
3. 118 (3:20)
4. Ecstasy (3:38)
5. Visions (3:27)
6. Empathy (9:03)
7. Apathy (7:52)
8. Smoke (3:23)
9. Emotionsweep (10:56)
10. Upheaval (3:27)
11. Hymn Of Persecution (8:50)

Total Time 69:50

Line-up
Stefan Petanovski - Guitar
Filip Mirchevski - Drums
Stefan Mitev - Guitar
Aleksandar Jarchevski - Bass Guitar
   With
Pellumb Qerimi - Solo guitar (9)
Donika Domazeti, Minela Bogdanovich and Aleksandar Zdravkov - Choir (11)

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Silent Script "New Beginning"


Country: Canada
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Intro (1:12)
2. Drift Away (10:03)
3. Too Close To The Fire (7:00)
4. Monsters (7:28)
5. Path Less Travelled (3:26)
6. New Beginning (6:03)
7. Social Isolation (5:24)
8. Let It Die (6:30)

Total Time 47:06

Line-up
Kam Bedhiafi - Guitars
Adam Hoang - Drums
Oskar Villarreal - Guitars
Justin McKay - Bass
Nigel Albert - Vocals

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Unaka Prong "Salinity Now!"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Jazz, Funk, Fusion, Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release dateApril 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. You Want Me To Do What Now? (5:38)
2. Misinterpretive Clues (2:45)
3. Slow Dance (6:02)
4. Aibohphobia (7:04)
5. Come On Back (5:47)
6. Fine Leather Shoes (5:17)
7. Blue Mountain (6:30)
8. Fluvial Landscapes (7:30)
9. Lake Jam #3 (5:24)
10. All Aglow In The Golden Hour (4:24)
11. Colossals (5:07)
12. Irma (7:57)

Total Time 69:25

Line-up
John Hargett - Drums, Vocals
Daniel Stevenson - Guitar, Vocals
Mike Welsh - Guitar
Jonathon Sale - Bass, Vocals
Chris Pope - Keys

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Hekz "Invicta"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: CD
Release date: April 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Quetzlcoatl (6:08)
2. For Our Lives (4:13)
3. The Light Fantastic (4:44)
4. To The Lions (5:10)
5. Ultimatum (6:07)
6. Line in the Sand (9:42)
7. Trecena (4:49)
8. Pariah (4:12)
9. The Devil’s Coin (15:03)
10. Victorious (5:39)

Line-up
Matt Young – Lead Vocals, Bass
Al Beveridge – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Tom Smith – Guitars, Backing Vocals
James Messenger – Keyboards
Kirk Brandham – Drums

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Progstreaming
Sampler

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Robert Reed "Sanctuary III"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelTigermoth Records
Format: 2CD+DVD, digital
Release date: April 20, 2018
Tracklist
CD 1
  1. Sanctuary III part 1
  2. Sanctuary III part 2
CD 2
  1. The Moonsinger Suite (ChimpanA remix)
  2. Troy's Lament
  3. Perpetual Motion
  4. El Paso
  5. Moonsinger Rising
  6. Sanctuary III part 1 (Tom Newman mix)
  7. Sanctuary III part 2 (Tom Newman mix)
DVD
1. Sanctuary III part 1
2. Sanctuary III part 2
    (5.1 DTS surround mixes)
Track by Track video
Demonstration Video
Promo Videos

Line-up
Rob Reed (Magenta, Kompendium, Kiama): Various Instruments
   With
Simon Phillips (Toto, Mike Oldfield, The Who): Drums
Les Penning: Recorders, Narration
Angharad Brinn: Lead Vocals
Synergy Vocals (Micaela Haslam, Joanna Forbes L'Estrange, Heather Cairncross): Vocal Chants
Tom Newman: Bohdran
Shan Cothi: Opera Vocals
Gethin Liddington: Trumpet
Troy Donockley (Nightwish, Iona, Auri): Uilleann Pipes, Whistle

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Minami Deutsch "With Dim Light"


Country: Japan
Genre(s): Krautrock, Psychedelic
Label: Guruguru Brain
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: April 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Concrete Ocean (4:52)
2. Tangled Yarn (7:15)
3. Tunnel (5:46)
4. I've Seen A U.F.O. (8:36)
5. Bitter Moon (5:00)
6. Don't Wanna Go Back (9:13)

Total Time 40:42

Line-up
Kyotaro Miula - Guitar, Vocals, Synthesizer
Taku Idemoto - Guitar
Keita Ise - Bass
Go Kurosawa, Masahito Goda, Hikari Sakashita, Yasuhito Lerch - Drums

Description/Reviews
Whilst softening their sound and cushioning the blow, you can expect a more profound diversity in their sound, whilst retaining the principle ingredients that make Minami Deutsch so great such as their signature fuzz, thumping bass and dream like vocals. There is a heavier experimentation in regards to genre exploration. With hints of post punk and nods to late 60s psychedelic rock, this shows that Minami Deutsch is willing to push musical boundaries further whilst retaining a clever songwriting ability to achieve this album. 

Also read the review at aquariumdrunkard.com

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Reformat "The Singularity"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Electronica, Progressive Rock
Label: Bad Elephant Music
Format: CD, digital
Release dateApril 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Kosmos (3:20)
2. System Terror (2:53)
3. The Nevergator (3:57)
4. Hot/Knives (2:59)
5. Hypograms (3:47)
6. Broken Tongue (3:39)
7. Vectrex (4:11)
8. Astrograms (3:47)
9. Down/Strata (3:43)
10. Clawcrane (3:24)
11. Zeldan Skies (4:59)

Total Time 40:39

Line-up
Luke Pajak - instruments
Russ Russell - instruments
Jay Russell - drums, electronics

Description/Reviews
The musical style is a great mix of burning electronic tones with progressive rock. You will hear plenty of “real” instruments, from thrilling guitars to pounding drums.  However, the overall mood of the album is led purely by synth and keys, and so it feels almost like Vangelis or Tangerine Drum decided to go rock out one day.
Read the full review at theprogmind.com

Also read the review by Patrick McAfee at dprp.net

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Earth Flight "Riverdragons & Elephant Dreams"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
LabelSupreme Chaos Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Ulysses (1:52)
2. Mirai (8:20)
3. Harbinger (6:30)
4. Sinus (8:50)
5. Premonition (5:56)
6. Tempter (7:46)
7. Bedlam (9:28)

Total Time 48:42

Line-up
Tobias Brunner - Voals
Benjamin Rodigas - Guitar
Benjamin Müller - Bass
Sebastian Hudl - Synth
Markus Kühn - Drums, Keys (6)

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Harbinger
Trailer
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Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik "Hugsjá"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Prog Folk, World Music
Label: By Norse Music  BNM009
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Hugsjá (4:35)
2. WulthuR (4:16)
3. Ni Døtre av Hav (6:02)
4. Ni Mødre av Sol (5:55)
5. Fornjot (4:41)
6. Nattseglar (7:06)
7. Nytt Land (7:48)
8. Nordvegen (3:41)
9. Utsyn (5:23)
10. Oska (7:29)
11. Um Heilage Fjell (5:26)

Total Time 62:22

Line-up
Einar Selvik (Wardruna): Lead vocals, Kravik-lyre, Taglharpa, goat-horn, Bronze-lure, flute and percussion
Ivar Bjørnson (Enslaved): Guitars and electronics
   With
Silje Solberg: Hardanger-fiddle and backing vocals
Iver Sandøy: Drums, percussion and backing vocals
Håkon Vinje: Backing vocals
Anna Lisa Lekven, Laila Moberg, Marianne Evensen Østrem, Lisa Nøttseter, Lise Renee Aase, Kristine Bjånesøy Tikkanen, Linda Nytræ, Leif Østrem, Brede Lærum, Jan Helge Kordts, Jan-Ove Hansen, Richard Myhre Gåssand and Stine Kobbeltvedt: Choir under management of Stine Kobbeltvedt (4, 11)

Description/Reviews
Like the first album “Skuggsjá,” “Hugsjá” is steeped in the same Norwegian folk with arrangements and instrumentation that are unique to their homeland. The one major difference for me is that “Hugsjá” feels more upbeat and has a better set of songs overall....“Skuggsjá” was more folk and more traditional sounding overall whereas “Hugsjá” puts the rock back into folk rock and prog rock. 
Read the full review by Rob at progressivemusicplanet.com

Also read the review by Christopher Harding at distortedsoundmag.com

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