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Thursday, May 31, 2018

Walking Across Jupiter "Oneiroid"


Country: Russia
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 31, 2018
Tracklist
1. Oneiroid (1:44)
2. Unus Multorum (4:57)
3. Hymns Of The Valiant (4:21)
4. Samum (4:49)
5. Castaway (3:13)
6. Le Festin En Temps De Peste (4:15)
7. When The Day Breaks (3:51)
8. Action-Reaction (2:49)
9. Ask Och Embla (4:46)
10. Right To Life (3:37)
11. Phantom Pain (4:25)
12. Space Oddity (David Bowie Cover) (7:11)

Total Time 49:58

Line-up
Nickita Valamin – vocals, music
Alexander Valitov – guitars, music

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June 1974 "Nemesi"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: May 31, 2018
Tracklist
1. Sognando Klimt (5:46)
2. Inoubliable (4:56)
3. Narciso (3:44)
4. Home (5:48)
5. Panorama (6:48)
6. Nothing Man (4:22)
7. Death Note (6:53)
8. Arcadia (3:10)
9. Creed (4:31)
10. Beloved (3:26)

Total Time 49:24

Line-up
Federico Romano
   With
Gionata Mirai (Il Teatro Degli Orrori) (1)
Tommy Talamanca (Sadist) (2)
John Cordoni (Necromass) (3)
Francesco Conte (Klimt 1918) (4)
Andy LaRocque (King Diamond)(5)
Tommy Talamanca (Sadist) (5)
Jørgen Munkeby (Shining) (6)
Patrick Mameli (Pestilence) (7)
Paul Masvidal (Cynic) (8)
James Murphy (Obituary/Death) (9)
Francesco Sosto (The Foreshadowing) (10)

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Meteor Vortex "Absorb/Implode"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Space Rock
Format: digital
Release date: May 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. Absorb (16:19)
2. Implode (14:53)

Total Time 31:12

Line-up
J. Kuoppamaa - Guitars
J. Silander - Bass
M. Ahola - Drums
   With
T. Albania - Synthesizers, Effects (1)
M. Leponiemi - Saxophones (1)

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20 Years Later "Dancing with Blue"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Pop, AOR
Format: digital
Release date: May 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. You (2:42)
2. SoCKS (4:52)
3. Crossing Mount Muir (3:48)
4. Escape/Movie (3:59)
5. Shine (6:10)
6. DreamWorld (4:01)
7. Shades Of Grey (3:34)
8. Blue/Garie/Rain (15:55)
9. You (reprise) (1:00)

Total Time 46:01

Line-up
Marc Fruth - Vocals, Keyboards, Drums, Guitar
PJ Lorenzo - Vocals, Guitar, Saxophone, Flute, Harmonica
Timi Bertsch - Vocals, Guitar, Drums

Description/Reviews
This newest release from 20 Years Later, “Dancing with Blue”, offers melodies and passages reminiscent of a myriad of classic artists’ works throughout the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s…. producing memories of full-side-song concept albums, dynamically intense and soulful progressive rock compilations, and even arena rock powerhouses.

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Monday, May 28, 2018

11th Dimension "Paramnesia"


Country: Portugal
Genre(s): Alternative Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 28, 2018
Tracklist
1. Paramnesia (1:10)
2. Adrift (5:36)
3. Trust Denied (5:05)
4. Shades Of Personality (5:06)
5. Misanthropy (4:15)
6. Odyssey To A Change (4:30)
7. Expectations (3:27)
8. The Journey Of The Wild Mind (5:43)
9. Leaves (5:06)
10. Cryphobia (4:56)
11. Arrival (4:11)

Total Time 49:05

Line-up
Carlos Costa - Bass
Diana Rosa - Vocals
Filipa Simões - Drums
Pedro Marques - Guitar

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Hillsphere "Florescence"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
LabelLayered Reality Productions
FormatCD, digital
Release date: May 28, 2018
Tracklist
01. Florescence
02. The Breeding of Us
03. Home
04. Our Physical Way of Speaking
05. Aquarius
06. Ghost of You
07. Mind at Rest
08. Clairvoyance

Line-up
Tim Beimer - Vocals
Elias Mayer - Guitar, Keys, Vocals
Robin Waij - Guitar
Kevin van der Reijnst - Bass
Wouter Macare - Drums

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Sunday, May 27, 2018

High Jack "The Iron God"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Casoar Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Binary Beast (1:56)
2. The Traveler (3:22)
3. Adam (4:20)
4. Land Of Paradox (4:23)
5. Code Infrarouge (3:23)
6. A Meeting (1:14)
7. The End Of Mankind (5:46)
8. The Awakening (5:09)
9. Last Travel (2:57)
10. The Iron God (5:48)
11. The Fall (10:07)
12. Dust (2:03)

Total Time 50:28

Line-up
Etienne : guitar, vocals
Guillaume : bass, vocals
Lancelot : drums, keyboards, vocals

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The Iron God
The Fall

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Friday, May 25, 2018

Lunatic Soul "Under the Fragmented Sky"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Atmospheric Progressive Rock, Electronica
LabelKscope (KSCOPE612/987), Mystic Production
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: May 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. He av en (4:05)
2. Trials (5:44)
3. Sorrow (1:30)
4. Under The Fragmented Sky (5:03)
5. Shadows (4:31)
6. Rinsing The Night (3:56)
7. The Art Of Repairing (7:54)
8. Untamed (3:24)

Total Time 36:07

Line-up
Mariusz Duda (Riverside) - vocals, instruments
  With
Wawrzyniec Dramowicz - drums (8)

Description/Reviews
Under The Fragmented Sky is Duda's sixth studio album as Lunatic Soul and follows the acclaimed Fractured (both were recorded at the same time whilst Mariusz was facing tragic events in his personal life).
Under the Fragmented Sky rebuilds Lunatic Soul as we know it, with dark and haunting atmospheres coming to the forefront. 
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Untamed

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Needlepoint "The Diary of Robert Reverie"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Retro Prog, Canterbury, Jazz-Rock, Fusion
LabelBjk Music
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: May 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. Robert Reverie (4:13)
2. On The Floor (4:50)
3. All Kinds Of Clouds (4:54)
4. Will It Turn Silent (3:01)
5. In My Field Of View (3:13)
6. Grasshoppers (3:37)
7. Beneath My Feet (3:20)
8. In The Sea (3:48)
9. Shadow In The Corner (3:11)

Total Time 34:07

Line-up
Bjørn Klakegg : vocals, guitars
David Wallumrød : keyboards
Nikolai Hængsle Eilertsen (Elephant9): bass
Olaf Olsen : drums

Description/Reviews
What do you get if you combine Robert Wyatt and Syd Barret's melodies with the very best from the 70's fusion and the playful feeling of early Weather Report? Put in some grooves of Return to Forever, and finally add a slice of the classy and thoughtful songwriting of progrock legends like Caravan and Camel? Well, you might not get the latest Needlepoint album, but at least we're close.
A lot of these references were explored on the band's previous album "Aimless Mary", but on "The Diary of Robert Reverie" they embrace them even more - it's effortless, enthusiastic and playful. Olaf Olsen's drums are even more present, and dynamically swirls up the songs, while David Wallumrød plays the keys with an organic nerve as if the sound came from the earth itself. Everything is supervised by producer and bassplayer Nikolai Hængsle, who in is not afraid to turn on the fuzz when needed not unlike Soft Machine, still there's melody in each bass line. At the same time maestro and songwriter Bjørn Klakegg's guitar floats all over it and keeps it together ranging from soft jazzheat to wild rock heroism.
Many of the lyrics are inspired by the environment around Bjørns place in Sweden, and the main character Robert, a dreamy individual, is also inspired by the nice, sometimes strange people in the small village. Bjørns older brother Rune Klakegg has illustrated the cover. (propermusic.com)
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Cheer-Accident "Fades"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Avant Prog
LabelSKiN GRAFT Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: May 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. Done (4:14)
2. The Mind-Body Experience (5:13)
3. Monsters (5:21)
4. I'm Just Afraid (5:36)
5. Trying To Comfort Mary (CD Bonus Track) (5:18)
6. Art Land (4:41)
7. Last But Not Lost (5:39)
8. House Of Dowse (4:23)
9. Caboose (CD Bonus Track) (4:23)
10. Do I (2:40)

Total Time 47:28

Line-up
Jeff Libersher – guitars, bass, synth bass (1), trumpet (1, 2), harmonium (2), organ (3), backing vocals (3, 6), keyboards (4, 8), synthesizer (7), vocals (9, 10), fake flute (9)
Thymme Jones – drums, backing vocals, trumpet (1, 7), mouthbone (solo) (1), synthesizer (7)
Mike Hagedorn – trombone (1-4, 7, 8)
   With
Elizabeth Breen – vocals (1)
Lindsay Weinberg – vocals (1)
J.P. – trombone (solo)  (1)
Cory Bengtsen - baritone sax (2)
Julie Pomerleau - violin (2), viola (2)
Dawn McCarthy - vocals (3)
L. Wyatt - backing vocals (3)
Andrea Faught - accordion, backing vocals (3)
Todd Rittmann – piano (3), drums(4), shaker (4)
Bruce Briney - trumpet (3, 8)
Sacha Mullin - lead vocals (4), choir vocals (5), backing vocals (4, 7)
Laura Boton - choir vocals (5)
Nils Frykdahl (Free Salamander Exhibit) - lead vocals (6)
Carla Kihlstedt (Sleepytime Gorilla Museum) - lead & backing vocals (7)
Katherine Young - bassoon (7)
Joshua Marshall - soprano saxophone (7)
Nils Frykdahl - vocals (8)
Bethany Schmitt - vocals (8)

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House of Dowse

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Athmossmusic "Music Box"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 25, 2018 (digital), June 9, 2018 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Lost Love (8:29)
2. Drifting Away (5:21)
3. Voices From The Other Side (4:17)
4. The Little Music Box (6:16)
5. Turn Back The Time (5:32)
6. Memories Of Another Life (5:50)
7. Nothing Left To Lose (5:11)
8. Long Road (5:08)

Total Time 46:04

Line-up
Imre “Athmoss” Meszaros - vocals, keyboards
Antal “Slinky” Bosnyak - guitar, bass
Sandor “Alexandrex” Meszaros - drums, percussion

Description/Reviews
This is a progressive rock concept album about a young woman who has lost her beloved man on their wedding day, then caused a fatal car crash that killed a whole family. This album is about her journey through remorse and grief, on the edge of insanity.

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Distant Dream "Your Own Story"

Country: Poland
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Post Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: May 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. Images
2. Luminosity
3. Gradient Space
4. Reflection
5. Lost In The Universe
6. Falling Leaf
7. Darkest Moment
8. Endless Destination
9. Until It's Over

Line-up
Marcin Majrowski - all instruments
   With
Pierre Danel (1)
Stel Andre (3)
Morgan Thomaso (7)

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Arena "Double Vision"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD
Release date: May 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. Zhivago Wolf (4:47)
2. The Mirror Lies (6:57)
3. Scars (5:16)
4. Paradise Of Thieves (5:10)
5. Red Eyes (6:40)
6. Poisoned (4:27)
7. The Legend Of Elijah Shade (22:39)

Total Time 55:56

Line-up
Clive Nolan - Keyboards
Mick Pointer - Drums
John Mitchell - Guitars
Kylan Amos - Bass
Paul Manzi - Vocals

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Teaser

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Armonite "And the Stars Above"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: Cleopatra Records
Format: CD
Release date: May 25, 2018
Tracklist
01. The March of the Stars
02. Next Ride
03. District Red
04. Plaza de España
05. Clouds Collide
06. Blue Curaçao
07. By Heart
08. Freaks
09. By the Waters of Babylon
10. The Usual Drink
11. What's the Rush?
12. Ghosts
13. [Bonus Track] A Playful Day (for Strings Quartet)
14. [Bonus Track] The Fire Dancer (for Piano solo)

Line-up
Jacopo Bigi - acoustic and electric violin, viola (3, 12, 13), ukulele (9), whistles (8)
Paolo Fosso - piano, keyboards
    With
Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) - bass (1, 3, 8, 9, 11, 12)
Alberto Fiorani - bass (2, 6, 7)
Giacomo Lampugnani  - double bass (4, 8)
Gianmarco Straniero - double bass (9)
Corrado Bertonazzi - drums (1, 3, 6, 8, 11, 12)
Emiliano Cava - drums (2, 4, 7)
Jasper Barendregt - drums (9)
Maria Chiara Montagnari - voice (1, 5, 9)
Diletta Fosso - child's voice (12)
Marcello Rosa - cello (3)
Gabriele Montanari - cello (1, 13)
    Quartetto Indaco - string quartet (3):
Eleonora Matsuno - violin
Jamiang Santi - violin
Francesca Turcato - viola
Cosimo Carovani - cello

Description/Reviews
As with the previous album, And the Stars Above is an instrumental mix of electric violin, keyboards, bass, and drums with focus on the amazing and powerful electric violin, performed by Jacopo Bigi. The sound of the album is more oriented to soundtrack music with textures that feel very immediate. Throughout the album, lingers a ghostly female voice, appearing and disappearing here and there before fully emerging in the band's first song with lyrics, “Clouds Collide”. The track tells the story of a girl between time and memories. And the Stars Above is a journey through 12 tracks, starting with “The March of the Stars” inspired by Dante's Paradise and ending with “Ghosts”. The album also features two bonus tracks: a polyrhythmic piece for piano solo, “The Fire Dancer”, and the String Quartet “A Playful Day”.

Also read the reviews at alternativenation.net or rockeramagazine.com

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Preview

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Spock’s Beard "Noise Floor"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Inside Out
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release dateMay 25, 2018
Tracklist
Disc 1 – Noise Floor
1. To Breathe Another Day
2. What’s Become of Me
3. Somebody’s Home
4. Have We All Gone Crazy
5. So This Is Life
6. One So Wise
7. Box of Spiders
8. Beginnings

Disc 2 – Cutting Room Floor EP
1. Days We’ll Remember
2. Bulletproof
3. Vault
4. Armageddon Nervous

Line-up
Alan Morse - guitar
Dave Meros - bass
Ryo Okumoto - keyboards
Ted Leonard - vocals
Nick D’Virgilio - drums

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To Breathe Another Day
Somebody’s Home
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Subsignal "La Muerta"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Metal
LabelGentle Art of Music GAOM058
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: May 25, 2018
Tracklist
  1. 271 Days 
  2. La Muerta 
  3. The Bells of Lyonesse 
  4. Every Able Hand 
  5. Teardrops Will Dry in Source of Origin 
  6. The Approaches 
  7. Even Though the Stars Don't Shine 
  8. The Passage 
  9. When All the Trains Are Sleeping 
  10. As Birds on Pinions Free 
  11. Some Kind of Drowning 
Line-up
Markus Steffen (Sieges Even) - guitars
Arno Menses (Sieges Even) - vocals
Ralf Schwager (Dreamscape) - bass
Markus Maichel - keyboards
Dirk Brand (Axxis, Geoff Downes & John Wetton) - drums
   With
Marjana Semkina (Iamthemorning) - vocals (11)

Description/Reviews
 In contrary to ‘The Beacons of Somewhere Sometime’, there are no conceptual connections or themes on ‘La Muerta’. ‘La Muerta’ is a clear counterpoint to the 2015 album. In addition to two shorter instrumental tracks, ‘La Muerta’also contains a very calm and emotinal piece entitled ‘Some Kind of Drowning’, which is mainly carried by a piano. In addition, this song features Russian singer Marjana Semkina as duo partner of Arno Menses. 
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Even Though The Stars Don't Shine

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Yatin Srivastava Project "Chaos // Despair"


Country: India
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. Alive
2. Ozone
3. Cognizance
4. The Unknown
5. Program. Obsolete.
6. Forgotten

Line-up
Yatin Srivastava - Guitars, Vocoder Vocals (3, 5)
Rishabh Sanghi - Keyboards and Synthesizers
Archie Farrer - Bass Guitar
Arjun Mathur - Drums (1,2,3, 6)
   With
Kunal Singh - Vocals (1)
Dhruv Visvanath - Vocals (2)
Aranya Sahay - Vocals (3)
Sanjeeta Bhattacharya - Vocals (4)
Marissa Landy - Vocals (6)
Utkarsh Varma (Shoals) - Bass and Guitars (4)
Abhishek Mittal (Submarine In Space) - 2nd Guitar Solo (5)
Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson) - Drums (4, 5)
Bruce Soord (The Pineapple Thief) - Vocals (5)

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Fifth Species "Life in the Punch Line"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: May 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. Presage (6:18)
2. Open (6:08)
3. Lines (5:53)
4. Second Home (6:18)
5. Blind Hope (6:12)
6. City Apart (5:47)
7. Disparity (4:50)
8. Elegy (3:12)

Total Time 44:38

Line-up
Jeremy Reiser: keyboards, acoustic guitar, drums, glockenspiel, vocals
Kristen Stevenson: electric bass, acoustic bass, clarinet, vocals
Robert Reiser: electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals

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Ring van Möbius "Past The Evening Sun"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Retro Prog
Label: Apollon Records Prog
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: May 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. Past The Evening Sun (21:39)
2. End Of Greatness (5:53)
3. Chasing The Horizon (11:55)

Total Time 39:27

Line-up
Thor Erik Helgesen – Vocals, Hammond Organ L100, Fender Rhodes, Clavinet D6, Moog Satellite and Korg MS20
Håvard Rasmussen – Fender Bass VI and effects.
Dag Olav Husås – Drums, timpani, percussion and effects.
With:
Karl Christian Grønhaug – Saxophone

Description/Reviews
If you are a fan of early 70's VDGG then you will most definately and most certainly find your delight in this album as the 2 longest tracks, Chasing The Horizon and Past the Evening Sun could practically be lifted from VDGG sessions of that era.  The shortest song, End Of Greatness brings to mind early King Crimson more than VDGG.
Read the full review by Doug Silver at proggnosis.com

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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Neurosenblüte "Displizin AKUT"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Krautrock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 24, 2018
Tracklist
1. Sportmusik (4:09)
2. Displizin AKUT (2:45)
3. Chromatische Aberration (3:13)
4. Sweet No. 1 - Arier (0:40)
5. Sweet No. 1 - Menu Fett (1:44)
6. Sweet No. 1 - Carpaccio (1:38)
7. Sweet No. 1 - Sara Bond (2:12)
8. Sweet No. 1 - Schick (1:14)
9. Interludium (7:48)
10. Displizin FORTE (3:11)
11. Spharische Aberration (2:52)
12. Abbruchstimmung In Fes Moll (3:06)
13. Frühstücksserialien (4:57)
14. Kitschballade No. 1 (4:13)
15. Coda (9:11)

Total Time 52:53

Line-up
Sebastian Neundorf
Heiko Geest
Matthias Saathoff

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TumbleTown "Never Too Late"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelFREIA Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 24, 2018
Tracklist
  1. Prelude
  2. Avalon
  3. One giant stage
  4. Do not leave me now
  5. If I should meet you
  6. Transatlantic
  7. Do as they do
  8. All because of me
  9. Never too late
  10. Tumble town 
Line-up
Han Uil (Seven Day Hunt) - vocals, guitars
Aldo Adema (Egdon Heath, Seven Day Hunt) - guitars, bass
Erik Laan (Silhouette) - piano, Hammond, synthesizers, backing vocals
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Arjan Laan - drums

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Trailer
One giant stage

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Pinnacle "To Whoever You Are Now"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 24, 2018 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Prelude/Flying Colors (9:32)
2. Because Of You (8:24)
3. To Whoever You Were Then (1:25)
4. 1001  Days (7:41)
5. Little Tin Angel (4:31)
6. Words (4:38)
7. New World View (3:36)
8. Stained Glass (8:46)
9. To Whoever You Are Now (5:05)
10. Stars (5:57)

Total Time 59:35

Line-up
Karl Eisenhart: Guitar, lead and backing vocals
Bill Fox: Bass, keyboards, backing vocals, mandolin, Moog
Matt Francisco: Lead and backing vocals, keyboards
Greg Jones: Drums
   With
Ray Weston (Echolyn): Lead vocals (6)

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Dreyelands "Stages"


Country: Hungary
Genre(s): Pogressive Metal
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: May 24, 2018
Tracklist
  1.  Denial
  2.  Anger
  3.  Bargaining
  4.  Depression
  5.  Acceptance
  6.  Life is Worth the Pain (Re-Loaded) - exclusive digital bonus track (only with vinyl orders through dreyelands.com)
Line-up
Nikola Mijic - vocals
Andras Adam Horvath - guitars, synth programming and sound design (1), additional synth programming (2,3)
Zsolt Kovago - keyboards, speech (4)
Gergely Springer - bass, additional synth programming (3)
Omar Gassama - drums
   With
Peter Pejtsik - additional pizzicato violin (3)
Gyorgy Nagy - keyboards (6)
Budapest Art Orchestra conducted by Peter Pejtsik (1, 2, 3, 6)
Voice Station Choir (Soprano: Panna Pejtsik, Boglarka Pejtsik, Blanka Tamas. Alto: Anna Borbely, Dorka Pejtsik, Diana Pejtsik, Luca Toth-Heyn. Tenor: Mate Szlavik, Benedek Kaposi, Zsigmond Markovich. Bass: Mate Darvas, Bence Valent, Boldizsar Zajkas) conducted by Peter Pejtsik (1, 3, 5, 6)

Description/Reviews
This album is based upon the quintessence of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross’ 1969 book, ’On Death and Dying’. She described five stages of grief and loss, popularly referred to as DABDA. This acronym uses the first letters of the names of these stages Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression and Acceptance.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Maestrick "Espresso Della Vita: Sorale"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Marquee / Avalon MICP-11417
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 23, 2018 (Japan), June 10, 2018 (Brazil)
Tracklist
1. Origami (2:13)
2. aI .m. Living (6:29)
3. Rooster Race (6:10)
4. Daily View (2:31)
5. Water Birds (4:32)
6. Keep Trying (5:02)
7. The Seed (15:34)
8. Far West (4:31)
9. Across The River (5:12)
10. Penitência (4:48)
11. Hijos De La Tierra (7:50)
12. Trainsition (11:07)

Total Time 75:59

Line-up
Renato Somera - Bass
Heitor Matos - Drums
Fábio Caldeira - Vocals, Keyboards
   With
Adair Daufembach - Guitars

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Seven Reizh "L'Albatros"


Country: France
Genre(s)Symphonic
FormatCD
Release date: May 23, 2018
Tracklist
1. Le Pavillon Chinois  (3:59)
2. Brizh  (14:48)
3. Tiqit Weman  (5:52)
4. Dalc’h Mad (6:55)
5. Klasker-bara (4:40)
6. Kriz (9:27)
7. Lostmarc’h  (9:59)
8. Er Lein  (9:30)

Total Time 65:10

Line-up
Gérard Le Dortz: Roman, lyrics, graphic design and production
Claude Mignon: Compositions, arrangements and musical realization
   With
Farid Aït Siameur : Kabyle vocals
Laurène Bourvon : English & French vocals
Bleunwenn Mével : Breton vocals
Stefanie Théobald : French & German vocals
Louis Mével : Harmony vocals
Marcel Aubé : Erhu
Loïc Bléjean : Uilleann pipes
Cyrille Bonneau : Duduk
Olivier Carole : Bass
Mathilde Chevrel : Cello
Jonathan Dour : Violin
Philippe Durand : Horn
Ronan Hilaireau : Piano
Régis Huiban : Accordeon
Bernard Le Dréau : Tenor saxophone, clarinet
Erwan Le Gallic : Scottish bagpipes
Shane Lestideau : Violin  
Gurvan Mével : Drums, percussions
Gwenaël Mével : Tin & low whistles, bombarde
Gwendal Mével : Flute
Claude Mignon : Piano, synths, lap steel, electric & acoustic guitares, voice (Klasker-bara)
Michel Hoffmann : Oboe
François Pernel : Celtic harp
Thierry Runarvot : Double bass     
Olivier Salmon : Electric & acoustic guitares
Mihai Trestian : Cimbalom
Bagad ”Bro An Aberioù”, Plabennec, led by Goulwen Bono

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Kenny Mitchell "The Light and The Dark..."


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: May 22, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Story Of... (24:07)
2. Where Do I Go... (6:12)
3. Reflections... (21:10)
4. The Waterfall... (7:20)

Total Time 58:49

Line-up
Kenny Mitchell - everything
   except"
Nathan Jon Tillett (Napier's Bones) - vocals (2, 4)

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Monday, May 21, 2018

daviesteelman "Where It All Began"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: May 21, 2018
Tracklist
1. Slab (4:06)
2. Triplets (11:20)
3. Rush Of Kings (8:49)
4. Shadow Street Shuffle (6:16)
5. Grey Rocks (11:20)

Total Time 41:51

Line-up
David Mudie - everything

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Alco Frisbass "Le Bateleur"


Country: France
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Canterbury
Label: Fading records FAD027
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: May 21, 2018
Tracklist
1. Soufre Et Mercure (9:33)
2. Le Bateleur (11:24)
3. Arcane Majeur (7:13)
4. Les Cartes Vivantes (8:09)
5. Ombre Terre (7:54)

Total Time 44:13

Line-up
Frédéric Chaput: Bass, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Keyboards, Synths & Modulars, Percussions
Fabrice Chouette: Keyboards, Synths, Electric Guitar
Patrick Dufour: Keyboards, Synths, Drums Programming
   With
Thierry Payssan (Minimum Vital): Acoustic Piano (1, 3, 4)
Jean-Luc Payssan (Minimum Vital): Electric Guitar (4)
Eric Rebeyrol: Cornet (1, 4)

Description/Reviews
Second episode for this French ensemble that has garnered great acclaim with the first work of 2015. Canterbury sound, convincing and effective melodies together with instrumental joints with typically French flavor remain essential ingredients to compose this eclectic mix. The vintage timbres of the keyboards are always the master, now the group shows greater maturity and awareness, a decisive step forward that places Alco Frisbass among the best episodes of the genre of recent years. (maracash.com)

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Black Moon Circle "Psychedelic Spacelord"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Space Rock 
Label: Crispin Glover Records (Moon7CGR084)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: May 21, 2018
Tracklist
1. Psychedelic Spacelord - 46:55

Line-up
Øyvin Engan - bass, vocals
Per Andreas Gulbrandsen - drums
Vemund Engan - guitar
Scott ‘Dr.Space’ Heller (Øresund Space Collective) - synthesizers
Magnus Kofoed - Fender Rhodes, Mellotron, Hammond organ
Jonathan Segel (Øresund Space Collective) - violin

Description/Reviews
Although psychedelic space rock is the basis for Black Moon Circle’s music, they also combine elements of avant-garde, blues rock, classic rock, electronica, experimental music, heavy metal, improv, Krautrock and post rock on Psychedelic Spacelord, which is a musical roller coaster.
During the forty-six minutes the music veers between dark and dramatic, to atmospheric, cinematic and futuristic as sci-fi sounds assail the listener before the music becomes anthemic and uplifting  and other times, lysergic, trippy and for much of the time hard rocking. Indeed, Psychedelic Spacelord features Black Moon Circle at their hard rocking best .
Read the full review at dereksmusicblog.com

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Metalurgia "Dimensiones: Espacio"


Country: Dominican Republic
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Metal
Formatdigital
Release date: May 19, 2018
Tracklist
1. Espiral (4:46)
2. Vía Láctea (4:13)
3. Espejos (3:36)
4. Asteroides (3:00)
5. Plano Astral (4:07)
6. Radiación (4:38)
7. Cosmonauta (3:11)
8. Dimensiones (4:23)
9. Andrómeda (3:05)

Total Time 34:59

Line-up
Guillermo Armenteros: Electric Bass, Percussion (7)
Mario Luis Ventura: Drums
Ariel Sánchez: Rhythm Guitars (1-6), Lead Guitars (1-3,5-8) Acoustic Guitars (1-3,5-9), Percussion, Synth Programming
Miguel Sosa: Rhythm Guitars (7)
Daniel Acosta:  Lead & Rhythm Guitars (1-5,7,9), Acoustic  Guitars (1,5)
   With
Johnny Kmaleonic: Synth Programming (9)

Description/Reviews
The benefit of separating the songs allows the band to focus on slightly different styles. “Tiempo” has a little more atmosphere while “Espacio” is like a punch in the face...  “Via Lactea” is a facemelter of a track. Great solos and top notch riffing. Want some more riffs? “Espejos” is more proof that Metalurgia can really play. I also like the stuttering riff of “Asteriodes” but the blast beats (while technically impressive) almost drown out what’s going on. 
Read the full review by Rob at progressivemusicplanet.com

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Metalurgia "Dimensiones: Tiempo"


Country: Dominican Republic
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Metal
Formatdigital
Release date: May 19, 2018
Tracklist
1. Tiempo (5:31)
2. Agujero Negro (4:16)
3. Gravedad (3:33)
4. Velocidad (1:15)
5. Mega Clúster (3:43)
6. Hacia El Infinito (3:44)
7. Stephen Hawking (3:46)
8. Combustión Espontánea (3:22)
9. Mas Alla De Orión (3:48)

Total Time 32:58

Line-up
Guillermo Armenteros: Electric Bass, Percussion
Mario Luis Ventura: Drums
Ariel Sánchez: Rhythm Guitars (1,6,8,9), Lead Guitars (1,3,6,8,9) Acoustic Guitars (1-3,6-9), Percussion, Banjo (8), Synth Programming
Miguel Sosa: Rhythm Guitars (2-5,7)
Daniel Acosta:  Lead & Rhythm Guitars (1-7), Acoustic  Guitars (1,5,6)
   With
Julián Verdaguer "Astaroth Void": Theremin (2, 9)

Description/Reviews
The benefit of separating the songs allows the band to focus on slightly different styles. “Tiempo” has a little more atmosphere while “Espacio” is like a punch in the face. The title track of “Tiempo” starts things off well and reminds me of Satriani when he is a bit more focused on melody than cutting loose on solos.
Read the full review by Rob at progressivemusicplanet.com

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Detieti "Frogressive Punk"


Country: Russia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Punk, Avant Garde, Funk, Jazz
Label: [addicted label]
Format: CD, digital, cassette
Release date: May 19, 2018
Tracklist
1. Cocaintro (9:15)
2. Lazy Madonna (4:55)
3. Rasta Fear (5:23)
4. Dream Of Little Forest Animals (1:24)
5. Murat-Zlurad (3:45)
6. Im.Pokh (3:00)
7. Diemback (6:24)
8. In Latrine (Cocaintro Revisited) (2:15)
9. Threeptile (11:25)

Total Time 47:46

Line-up
Han - bass, backing vocals, percussion (7), field recordings (4,8)
Viktor Tikhonov - drums and percussion, acoustic guitar (4,8), glockenspiel (4), ::vtol:: synths (1,9), brass arrangement, backing vocals, samples
Alexander Kosarenko - electric guitars, percussion (7), backing vocals, kalimba (9)
Petr “Peyote-R” Bolotov - synth, samples, backing vocals, percussion (7)
   With
Ramille Mulikov - brass (3,5,6,8)
Vanish - solo-guitar (2,9), backing vocals (2)
Roman Karandaev - vocals, screams (2,6,7), spoken word and beatbox (8)
Ilya Borodin - falsetto vocal (1)
Nikolai Samarin - electric double bass (4,9), samples

Description/Reviews
They also like to associate themselves with the term pronk, which stands for progressive punk and has been made popular – well, more or less – by British band Cardiacs. Where these pronk pioneers usually had very strict songwriting, Detieti prefer to dabble more in freeform exercises, which can best be heard on the first and last track on the album, which both are about ten minutes long. The opener Cocaintro is not so much an intro but a nine minute long elaboration of different motifs that use all kinds of elements, from Black Sabbath influenced doom riffs to classical music. The overall impression if quite funky, as if the Spin Doctors had been let loose after the intake of unspecified hallucinogens.
Read the full review at disagreement.net

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Grill "The Eternal Presence"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: May 19, 2018
Tracklist
1. Heart Of The City (8:16)
2. Circadian Patterns (7:51)
3. Waking Dreams (8:16)
4. Aether (5:56)
5. Voyager (10:37)

Total Time 40:56

Line-up
Kalon Captain: Drums,
Andres Rodriguez: Guitars and Vocals
Jarrah Dhyan: Guitars
Robert Mouat: Bass and Vocals

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Friday, May 18, 2018

Karmablue "Né apparenze né comete"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelAtman Records (ATREC CD 005)
FormatCD
Release date: May 18, 2018
Tracklist
1) Guerra Degli Dei
2) Nè Apparenze nè Comete
3) Sogni
4) Karma Blue
5) Cristalli - parte III
6) Solaris
7) Astrimio
8) Mag-A-Lur
9) Acrobati (Lesa Acrobates des Nuages)

Line-up
Vera Perkins - vocals, spoken words
Giacomo Caruso - guitar, guitar synth, loops, backing vocals
Paolo Marini - drums, percussion, guitar, backing vocals
Flavio Marini - guitar "storte", effetti
Simone Colaiacomo - bass
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Giacomo De Caterini - electronics
Luca Marini - bass
Dario Foschetti - guitar
David Barittoni - vocal effects
Cristina Cappellini - soprano
Valentina Greco - spoken words
Cinzia Antifona - spoken words

Description/Reviews
The sound of KARMABLUE undergoes a decisive genetic mutation turning towards a dreamlike song sung in Italian, with evolving sounds that condense different stylistic influences, from the ’70s prog to the post-rock of the’ 90s, with some metal accent, in a true expressive explosion.
The members of the band, embracing at least two generations, if not even three, with their personal baggage give shape to an art rock full of energy and rich in arrangements, the result of meticulous and patient research.
The lyrics, for the most part the work of the author Giacomo Caruso, and taken from his poetry books, are introspective and intimate, and explore once again the great themes of human research.
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Gazpacho "Soyuz"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Art Rock, Progressive Rock
LabelKscope
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: May 18, 2018
Tracklist
1. Soyuz One (6:22)
2. Hypomania (3:44)
3. Exit Suite (3:40)
4. Emperor Bespoke (7:49)
5. Sky Burial (4:24)
6. Fleeting Things (4:24)
7. Soyuz Out (13:26)
8. Rappaccini (4:08) - not on vinyl

Total Time 47:57

Line-up
Jan Henrik Ohme - Vocals
Thomas Alexander Andersen - Keyboards
Jon Arne Vilbo - Guitars
Mikael Krømer - Violin and Mandolin
Kristian "Fido" Torp - Bass
Lars Erik Asp - Drums and percussion

Description/Reviews
The themes of Soyuz were born from the idea of how beautiful moments pass and cannot be “saved for later”, so within Soyuz are interconnected tales of people and lives “frozen in time”. Taking inspiration from a multitude of eras and subject matters, including the doomed Russian space capsule Soyuz and its iconic captain Komarov; the Tibetan Buddhist funeral practice in “Sky Burial”; the inclusion of the oldest recording of the human voice from 1860 and the Hans Christian Andersen inspired “Emperor Bespoke”.
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Soyuz One
Exit Suite

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Ben Levin Group "Our Place"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Art Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: May 18, 2018
Tracklist
1. In (2:38)
2. Waiting Room (4:27)
3. The User (6:21)
4. Stranger's Face (4:15)
5. Bless The Decomposers (4:45)
6. Small Stuff And The Rest (4:18)
7. Mom And Dad (3:07)
8. Out (4:48)

Total Time 34:39

Line-up
Ben Levin - vocals, guitar, and production
Kyle Harris - drums
Chris Baum - violin
Josh Friedman - piano
Jessica Kion - vocals and choir vocals
Emmanuel Lee - choir vocals
Tim Doherty - choir vocals
Bradley Goff - choir vocals
Abigale Reisman - violin
Ben Swartz - cello
Sam Morrison - bari sax
Storm D’angelo - tenor sax
Bryan Murphy - trumpet

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Kairos "Simulgression"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Death Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 18, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Sapphire Sun (6:13)
2. Tarnished Thread (4:06)
3. Weightless In The Wake Of The Divine (6:54)
4. Sacred Cord (5:48)
5. Diminution (4:52)
6. Among The Spatial Folds (7:14)
7. The Crimson Coalescent (5:48)

Total Time 40:55

Line-up
Tony Davis
Dalton Holland
Kevin Pearce
Chris Deitz
Jackson Owens

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The Slyde "Awakening"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Alternative Progressive Rock/Metal 
Format: digital
Release date: May 18, 2018
Tracklist
1. Awaken (0:37)
2. Walk With Me (3:01)
3. In Silence (4:39)
4. These Wars (4:50)
5. Awakening (3:51)
6. So Blind (4:20)
7. Fading (3:54)
8. Join The Parade (4:39)
9. Divide (4:48)
10. Back Again (5:31)

Line-up
Nathan Da Silva - vocals, guitars
Sarah Westbrook - keyboards, synthesizers, samples
Alberto Campuzano - bass guitar, vocals
Brendan Soares - drums, vocals

Description/Reviews
In true prog fashion, THE SLYDE stays true to their mission statement with their quirky arrangements, aggressive edge, and ominous lyrics. The result is a thought provoking, high-octane album for fans of Rush, Dream Theater, Haken, Coheed and Cambria, and Megadeth. Driven by Nathan Da Silva’s elegant vocals, Sarah Westbrook’s powering keyboard skills, and the powerful rhythm section of Alberto Campuzano (Warmachine, ex-Annihilator) and Brendan Soares, the band are to catch the ears of any technically minded melodic prog rock fan.
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Fading
Divide
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Laura Meade "Remedium"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Art Rock
Label: Doone Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 18, 2018 (CD, digital), June 2018 (vinyl)
Tracklist
  1. Sunflowers at Chernobyl
  2. Conquer the World
  3. What I See From Here
  4. Never Remember
  5. The Old Chapel at Dusk
  6. Dragons
  7. Home Movies
  8. Your Way
  9. Every Step
  10. Irradiation
Line-up
Laura Meade (IZZ):Vocals, Piano
John Galgano (IZZ): Bass, Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Drums
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Randy McStine (The Fringe, Lo-Fi Resistance): Electric Guitar (1)
Jason Hart (I and Thou, Renaissance, Camel): Keyboards and String Arrangement  (10)
Paul Bremner (IZZ): Electric Guitar (4)
Greg DiMiceli (IZZ): Drums (4)
Greg Meade: Electric Guitar (3)
Brian Coralian (IZZ): Drums (2)

Description/Reviews
Remedium features progressive, adventurous extended tracks such as “Sunflowers at Chernobyl” and “Dragons” as well as songs with art-pop sensibilities such as “Conquer the World”. Meade’s incredible range and versatility as a vocalist is evidenced throughout the album and particularly on songs such as “Every Step” and “What I See From Here”.
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