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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Hillward "System"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock / Metal
Format: digital
Release date: July 31, 2018
Tracklist
1. Foster The River (3:25)
2. Long Way Down (4:18)
3. Haven (4:06)
4. Hollow (5:51)
5. Life In Serigraph (5:34)
6. Flat Light (7:28)
7. Fragile (6:24)
8. Behind The Silence (7:59)

Total Time 45:05

Line-up
David Lizotte - Vocals & Guitars
Alexandre Lapierre - Guitars & Vocals
André-Philippe Pouliot - Keys & Vocals
Jean-François Boudreault - Bass
Antoine Guertin - Drums & Vocals

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Quicksilver Night "Symmetry"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelQuicksilver Night Productions
FormatCD, digital
Release date: July 28, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Symmetry Overture (3:07)
2. Atlas (5:21)
3. Quicksilver Night (7:22)
4. The Ship Of Theseus (3:52)
5. Buffalo Head (2017) (Remastered) (3:50)
6. Invocation (5:38)
7. Talus (5:06)
8. Child Of Spring (4:36)
9. Symmetry (6:53)

Total Time 45:45

Line-up
Warren Russell - additional guitars, backing vocals and everything else
   Except:
Farzad Golpayegani - guitar (1, 9)
Jon Boylan - vocals (2, 5, 6, 9)
Milt Gore - guitar (2, 4)
Jason Cale - guitar and vocals (3, 7)
DeVé Sherielle - vocals (5)
Mike Kershaw - vocals (8)

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Oh. "Metallia" EP


Country: Greece
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Metal
FormatCD, digital
Release date: July 27, 2018
Tracklist
I. Red Lion (4:30)
II. Bee (5:08)
III. Androgyny (3:21)
IV. Resurrection (3:56)
V. Dragon’s Kiss (5:03)
VI. Triumph (3:24)

Total Time 25:22

Line-up
OH. aka Olivia Hadjiioannou – electric and acoustic guitars, bass, drums, keyboard, violin, vocals

Description/Reviews
“Metallia” is an epical prog-metal composition in six parts. A multi-layered sonic piece of ravishing solo electric guitars, time-bending tempo shifts, grooving bass lines and deranged drums. 
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Redemption "Long Night's Journey into Day"


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

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

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Trigger "The Harbor"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Planar Collapse (2:45)
2. Walk The Aeons (4:33)
3. Scrollwork (6:51)
4. Seedtime (6:02)
5. Thallids (1:04)
6. Canopy (4:44)
7. Azure Lake (4:28)
8. Aeons Torn (3:38)
9. Nautilus (6:31)

Total Time 40:36

Line-up
Michael Trigo - All instruments

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Lydian Sea "III. Tranquil Memories"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Dark Star Records
Format: digital
Release date: July 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Anger Within (5:41)
2. Heaven's Grace (4:45)
3. Heal Me (3:38)
4. Who I Am (4:23)
5. Guidance (4:44)
6. Resonance (5:32)
7. Tranquil Memories (Instrumental) (3:29)
8. Constant Struggles (4:34)
9. Deep Regret (5:15)
10. Road Goes On (4:01)
11. Transition (Bonus) (3:50)

Total Time 49:52

Line-up
Ron Gonzalez-Guitars, Keyboards, Lead Vocals (2, 4-6, 8-11), Background Vocals, Bass (3, 5-10)
Mike Szot-Bass (1, 2, 4)
Danny McCartney-Lead Vocals (1-4, 11)
Mike McCarron-Drums, Background Vocals (1)

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Michael Romeo "War Of The Worlds Pt. 1"


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

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

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

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Fear The Unknown
'Black
Djinn

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Opus Arise "Invisible Walls"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Symphonic Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: July 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. To Stand The Test Of Time (18:32)
2. Escape From Zebes (14:18)
3. Legend Of The Gunstars (11:11)
4. Dancing Mad (10:31)

Total Time 54:32

Line-up
Shawn Hillman: Guitar
Chris McKnight: Bass
Tina Wang: Keyboard
Matthew Logan: Violin
Michelle Gao: Violin
Anna Kuchkova: Cello
Paul Patko: Drums
   With
James Readman: Guitar Solo (3, 4)
Colton Hession: Guitar Solo (4)

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Tyler Corbett "Wandering"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: July 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Fanciful (4:57)
2. Outre (4:42)
3. Growth (6:42)
4. Walk Through (1:55)
5. Hearten (5:18)
6. Clarity (4:30)
7. Our Convictions (2:49)
8. Wandering (5:40)

Total Time 36:33

Line-up
Tyler Corbett
  With
Cory Bosse - Saxophone solo (2)
Maxx Blois-Rosetti - Guitar solo (5)
Shravan Sridhar - Violin solo (7)

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

3.2 "The Rules Have Changed"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, AOR
Label: Frontiers - FRCD_883 (World), King Records - KICP-1932 (Japan)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 25, 2018 (Japan), August 10, 2018 (World)
Tracklist
1. One By One (7:11)
2. Powerful Man (5:01)
3. The Rules Have Changed (6:47)
4. Our Bond (4:35)
5. What You're Dreaming Now (4:31)
6. Somebody's Watching (5:32)
7. This Letter (6:42)
8. Your Mark On The World (5:24)
9. Sailors Horn Pipe (Japanese Edition Bonus Track) (3:53)

Total Time 49:36

Line-up
Robert Berry (Jack Foster III, Magellan, Tempest) - All instruments, songwriting and arrangements
Keith Emerson (ELP) - Songwriting and arrangements

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Powerful Man
Somebody's Watching

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Galeria De Raices "Contracultura"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 24, 2018
Tracklist
1. Antesala (4:50)
2. E.P.O (4:07)
3. Melmac (8:47)
4. Fe (3:30)
5. Jardines Celestes (7:51)
6. El Perro Matias (4:57)
7. La Promesa (2:48)

Total Time 36:50

Line-up
Marcos Ameri (guitars, keys, bass, drum programming, additional vocals)
Leo Felipelli (vocals)
Fernando González (vocals)
Leo Carden (vocals)
Karen Massera (vocals)
Santiago Quintraman (vocals)
Luis Ameri, Santiago Ameri (gang vocals)
Pablo Bruno (guitar solos)
Tomas DiLeo (guitar solos)
Santiago Ameri (bass slap in "Melmac")
Jeremías Prokopchuk (fretless bass, double bass in "Jardines celestes")
Javier Caporali (guitar solos)
Luciano Luque (sax)
Marcos Antonelli (vocals)
Alejandra Arzel (vocals)
Nayareth Sanhueza (flute)

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Monday, July 23, 2018

Atavismo "Valdeinfierno" EP


Country: Spain
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, Psychedelic
Label: Adansonia Records
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: July 23, 2018
Tracklist
1. Trompetillas De La Muerte (0:39)
2. La Palmosa (7:49)
3. Quejigo (6:06)
4. ValdeInfierno (8:26)
5. Sapo Sagapo (5:12)
6. Etreum Al Ed Sallitepmort (0:45)

Total Time 28:57

Line-up
Poti: Guitar and vocals
Sandra: Drums and vocals
Mateo: Bass and vocals
Koe: Keyboard, Synth & vocals

Description/Reviews
With it, the Algeciras, Spain, outfit present six tracks — well, four with an intro and outro — that to each very one, explore new territory of range and scope. From the flowing Iberian folk in “La Palmosa” to the shuffling tension of “Quejigo” to drifting into Afrobeat-inspired rhythms of the title-track to the Mellotron-inclusive fuzz-prog of “Sapo Sagapo,” Atavismo venture into deeply varied ground and feel their way through ideas both rich in tone, all over place and still somehow able to flow together as an execution of a single idea and spirit. 
Read the full description at theobelisk.net

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Manticore "Next Step: Flight 19"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Space Place Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Beginnings (6:56)
2. The Answer (10:13)
3. Flight 19 (6:09)
4. Release Release (5:42)
5. Cold Is The Night (5:33)
6. I Believe In Father Christmas (3:40)

Total Time 38:13

Line-up
Göran Holmberg - lead vocals, bass, bass pedals, acoustic guitar
Ulf Holmberg - guitars, keyboards
Jon-Terje Sundberg - acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Per Östling - drums

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Automatism "From the Lake"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Instrumental Space Rock, Krautrock, Psychedelic
Label: Tonzonen Records - TON039
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Standing Wave (12:38)
2. At Sea (5:22)
3. October Swim (2:22)
4. Propeller Propulsion (12:09)
5. Floating Downstream (6:36)
6. Ice-Floe (4:36)

Total Time 43:43

Line-up
Hans Hjelm (Kungens Män): guitar, phin, synthesizer
Gustav Nygren: guitar, bass
Mikael Tuominen (Kungens Män): bass, guitar
Jonas Yrlid: drums
  With
Andreas Axelsson (Kungens Män): percussion
Peter Erikson (Kungens Män): drum machine, synthesizer
Jesper Skarin: drums, percussion

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Argos "Unidentified Dying Objects"


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

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

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Lovely Girls Are Blind "Les Cendres"


Country: France
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Post Rock
Format: digital
Release date: July 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Hummungus (07:50)
2. Wurdulak (07:41)
3. Punky Brewster (06:19)
4. Thulsa Doom (08:11)
5. Molaram (09:30)

Line-up
David Vivès : guitars
François Corda : guitars, keyboards
Jean-Baptiste Elineau : bass
Sébastien Dekoninck : drums

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Galasphere 347 "Galasphere 347"


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

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

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


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Prog Folk, Fusion
Label: Transformer Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Tyger (7:10)
2. Cantigua De Montesquieu (6:54)
3. The Age Of Gold (5:58)
4. Dawn (4:43)
5. April (4:08)
6. In The Light Of Thought (6:45)
7. Love's Secret (3:09)
8. Anzu (4:52)
9. Another Dream (8:32)
10. Ilusiones (Live) - Bonus Track (8:39)
11. Cuckoo's Calling - Bonus Track (5:58)

Total Time 66:48

Line-up
Angela Maier - Vocals
Wolfgang Fastenmeier - Guitar, Percussion
Fredy Orendt - Keyboards, Flute
Luluk Purwanto - Violin, Percussion, Vocals
Timm Bahner - Bass
Thomas Willecke - Drums, Percussion
   With
Jochen Scheffter - Keyboards (4)
Ursula Wilpert - Flute (5)

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Proportions "Reboot"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: July 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Binary Star Dance Intro (0:30)
2. Cardiac Rescue (4:26)
3. Mocked Sin (3:44)
4. Pentupmanium (4:42)
5. The Far Side Of The Sea (5:00)
6. Mellgren's Lounge (2:58)
7. Binary Star Dance (3:40)
8. Proportions (1:44)
9. Five Finger, No Discount (3:30)
10. Reboot (4:56)
11. Falcon Exports (4:58)
12. Doom Two (4:24)
13. Pulsulator (5:16)
14. Toothless Fairy (3:28)

Total Time 53:16

Line-up
Andy Kubicki - Bass and Keyboards
Lennart Ståhle - Guitars and Keyboards
Tomas Stark - Keyboards and Acoustic Guitar
Denis Boucher - Drums and Percussion
   With
Robert Bennett - Cello (3)
Baba Elefante - Bass (5)
Richard Sheehy - Guitars (9)

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Alizarin "Cast Zenith"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Faint Home (8:06)
2. Anomaly (6:33)
3. The Vast Enigma (5:40)
4. The Window Afar (4:56)
5. Cast Zenith (7:58)
6. Gethsemane (3:15)
7. Luminous Apparition (9:47)

Total Time 46:15

Line-up
Josh Kay - Guitars and programming
Jon Damon - Drums
Steve Ostaszewski - Bass guitar
   With
Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson, Jane Getter) - Minimoog solo (1), Korg Karma solo (7)

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Southern Empire "Civilisation"


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

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Distorted Harmony "A Way Out"


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

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We Are Free
Time And Time Again

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Jack Potter "Pride Before the Fall"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: July 18, 2018
Tracklist
1. Mime with No Reason (8:28)
2. Self Made Man (5:09)
3. Cat and Mouse (4:30)
4. Autumn (9:44)
5. Snow Globe (8:13)
6. Winter's Door (12:16)
7. Bitter... Cold (8:31)

Total Time 56:01

Line-up
Jack Potter - drums, keyboards
   With:
Coz Orphanides - vocals (1)
Blake Carpenter (Corvus Stone, The Minstrel's Ghost, Coalition, Voice of the Enslaved) - vocals (2, 4, 7)
Salley Elsey - vocals (5)
John Blangero - vocals (6)
Craig Clark - guitar
Colin Tench (Corvus Stone, BunChakeze- guitar
Andreas Diemann - keyboards
Stephen Speelman - bass, 6- & 12-string electric guitars


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Luzian "Exterminador"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Label: Pulmonar Recordables & PRV - PRV039
Format: digital
Release date: July 18, 2018
Tracklist
1. Exterminador (4:08)
2. La Ira De La Bestia (5:52)
3. Fuga Descontrolada (4:25)
4. Noche De Silencios (4:31)
5. Vuelo (3:16)
6. Mansión Embrujada (4:06)
7. Flamenrockeando (4:35)
8. Rockstars (4:23)

Total Time 35:16

Line-up
Luzian Mar
Pablo G. Soler
Claudio “Tano” Marciello
   With
Mario Freiria (3)
Sergio Mayorano (6)
Matías Montero (7)
Ritchie Landaburu (8)

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Journal "Chrysalis Ordalias"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Technical Math Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 17, 2018
Tracklist
1. Apotheon Gaze
2. Calamity Smile
3. Eden, The Uncherished
4. Duplicitous Moonlight
5. Scaling The Cosmos
6. Chrysalis Ordalias
7. Tyrannical Enrapture
8. Irreverent Decomposition
9. Forsake In Umbra
10. Polyentropy
11. Omnipenance

Line-up
Joe Van Houten - Guitar, Vocals
Tony Juvinall - Guitar
Toshiba Computer - Bass
Justin Tvetan - Drums
   With
Drew Winter (Shadow of the Colossus/ex-Conducting From The Grave) - Vocals
TJ Joubert (With Wolves) - Vocals
Akoni Berman - Vocals

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Onysus "Dyosun - Between Two Worlds"


Country: Portugal
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: July 17, 2018
Tracklist
ACT I
01. Scene One: Shine On My Land (02:50)
02. Scene Two: Beyond This World (09:27)
03. Scene Three: Special Stranger (05:31)
ACT II
04. Scene Four: The President's Speech (02:06)
05. Scene Four: Field Of Bloody War (05:12)
06. Scene Five: On Hell We Shall Talk (05:20)
ACT III
07. Scene Six: The Righteous Man (11:28)
08. Scene Seven: Bloody Tears (04:47)
09. Scene Eight: The Final Report (21:11)

Total Time 67:52

Line-up
André Lopes – Lead vocals, backing vocals
André Pacheco – Guitars
Daniel Rodrigues – Drums, backing vocals
Francisco Petrucci – Bass guitar
Pedro Coelho – Guitars

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Limbo "Limbo"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: July 15, 2018
Tracklist
1. Unleashed (7:00)
2. Dreamer's Awakening (4:37)
3. Transcendental (5:41)
4. Amid The Labyrinth (4:48)
5. Occam's Razor (5:51)
6. Oxymoron (5:08)
7. Cognitive Dissonance (5:36)
8. With Eyes Wide Shut (4:53)
9. The Consequence (5:00)
10. The Inevitable Path To Disintegration (6:54)

Total Time 55:28

Line-up
Marcus Johansson - Guitar
Julius Dellås - Guitar
Philip Elias - Bass
Carl Tudén - Drums
Daniel Håkansson - Vocals

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Terminus "Fortune Looming"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Alternative Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 14, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Way Your Heart Sings (4:40)
2. Down To The Wire (3:30)
3. Beat To Quarters (4:50)
4. Believe Me (3:44)
5. Stoke The Flames (4:48)
6. Don't Come Too Close (2:25)
7. We Begin Again (3:06)
8. I Got Married (3:38)
9. The Hotspur (4:55)
10. Renown (7:15)
11. Shallow Water (Bonus Track) (4:33)

Total Time 47:24

Line-up
Sebastian Thomas - Guitar, Vocals
Julian Thomas - Guitar, Vocals
Eric Watson - Bass
Scott Wood - Drums

Description/Reviews
Terminus plays a frenzied, technical and powerful style of music that blends elements of progressive rock, sludge and metal — think a combination of what Rush and Yes would sound like if they joined forces with Queens of the Stone Age, Sleep and Black Sabbath — and that translates to their studio work, as well.
Read the full review by Justin Bates at shindigmusic.net

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Mystery "Lies and Butterflies"


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

Total Time 64:06

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

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

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Friday, July 13, 2018

Heavy Moon "Heavy Moon 13"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Space Rock, Doom 
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 13, 2018
Tracklist
1. One O'clock - Spider Queen (4:50)
2. Two O'clock - Circles Of Stone (2:41)
3. Three O'clock - Deep Crimson Om (6:42)
4. Four O'clock - Dragon Blood Motor Spirit (2:57)
5. Five O'clock - Hookah Mirage (5:10)
6. Six O'clock - Meat Grinder (1:08)
7. Seven O'clock - Spice Ghouls (6:59)
8. Eight O'clock - Desert Cult Death Car (2:13)
9. Nine O'clock - Ceasar's Ghost (3:49)
10. Ten O'clock - Cosmic Oasis (3:32)
11. Eleven O'clock - Den Of Thieves (4:00)
12. Twelve O'clock - Interregnum (0:53)
13. Thirteen O'clock - 13th Hour (2:36)

Total Time 47:30

Line-up
Jakob Rehlinger - all instruments

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Dystopia "Building Bridges"


Country: Hungary
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: EDGE Records ‎– EDGECD 277
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 13, 2018
Tracklist
1. Free-Fall (4:06)
2. The Door That Never Opened (4:34)
3. Silent Observer (4:39)
4. Purge Yourself (3:36)
5. Stranded And Confined (4:32)
6. What Does The Beast Say (3:18)
7. Building Bridges (4:52)
8. Hate Is Not A Part Of Me (4:14)
9. The Remedy Engine (3:45)

Total Time 37:36

Line-up
Gábor Vári - Guitars, Vocals
Balázs Mezey - Guitars
Peter Bajusz - Bass
András Rácz - Drums

Media/Samples 
Deezer
Purge Yourself

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Manthra Dei "Bipolar Bears"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Psychedelic, Stoner
Label: Electric Goat - EG003
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 13, 2018
Tracklist
1. Firebird (8:14)
2. The Wicked Tree (13:16)
3. Sirens (6:20)
4. Aviator (2:50)
5. Bipolar Bears (18:30)
6. Spring Rite (5:07)

Total Time 54:17

Line-up
Michele Crepaldi: Drums, Cymbals, Gong, Firewoods, Voice
Fabio Carlo Giacomini: Bass, Bodran, Sleigh Bells, Firewoods, Beorn screams
Paolo Tognazzi: Keyboards, Glockenspiel, Clapsticks, Bear screams
Paolo Vacchelli: Guitars, Firewoods, Bear screams

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Visitors "Crest"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock/Metal, Post-Hardcore
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 13, 2018
Tracklist
1. Pollyanna (5:40)
2. Sea Of Limbs (A Diminisher) (3:55)
3. Apoplexia (6:17)
4. Styrofoam Needles (5:28)
5. Fugue (In D Minor) (3:33)
6. Monachopsis (5:59)
7. Stationed (South Of Nadiria) (5:05)
8. In Part (Entrained) (4:49)
9. In Whole (Encased) (7:03)

Total Time 47:49

Line-up
Bryan Lee - drums
Cameron Jorgensen - bass
Ty Brigman - guitar
Ian Cooperstein - vocals, guitars
Ian Hilton - guitar, harmonies, synth

Description/Reviews
Crest kicks off with lead single “Pollyanna”, premiered here last month and, like all lead singles really should, it serves as a neat introduction to the band in microcosm. Combining a relatively stompy chorus with more delicate verses, it is a pleasing slice of progressive and melodic alternative-metal. Covering similar territory to rising British progsters Sumer (who also operate with a three-guitar configuration), it’s possible to pick out elements of Deftones, Karnivool, Fair to Midland and – especially in Iam Cooperstein’s emotive vocals – Jane’s Addiction in their sound.
Read the full review by Simon Clark at heavyblogisheavy.com

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Obscura "Diluvium"


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

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

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


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

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

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Covet "Effloresce"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive/Math/Post Rock
Label: Triple Crown Records 
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: July 13, 2018
Tracklist
1. Shibuya (5:45)
2. Glimmer (3:48)
3. Sea Dragon (5:33)
4. Gleam (2:57)
5. Falkor (7:37)
6. Howl (5:19)

Total Time 30:59

Line-up
Yvette Young - Guitar and additional layering
David Adamiak - Bass
Forrest Rice - Drums
   With
San Holo (1)
Mario Camarena (3)

Description/Reviews
On their new release effloresce, the Bay Area trio effortlessly blend instrumental math-rock with elements of post-rock and post-metal, juxtaposing delicate melodies with propulsive rhythms and captivating energy. There’s an inescapable push and pull to the collection, both as a whole and in its individual pieces.
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Regal Worm “Pig Views”


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

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

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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Mythology "All The Planets Have Aligned"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 13, 2018
Tracklist
1. Thilafushi (10:56)
2. Raindrops (6:23)
3. Hoodeehoo / Latin Heat (10:05)
4. Doppelgänger Rag (7:22)
5. One For The Gipper (6:06)
6. Lunar Lupines (18:10)

Total Time 59:02

Line-up
Brynen A. Sosa: Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Guitar Synth, Vocals, Direction, Obscene Noises
Dane Carmichael: Bass Guitar, Vocals, Elvis Impersonator
Jordan Morrissey: Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Field Recordings, Godzilla
    With
Tory Anne Daines: Violin, Viola
Paul VanDerWal: Cello
Ellis Jasenovic: Saxophone
Andrew Digrius: Trumpet
Shane Stanton: Percussion
Jason Kresge: Keyboards
Nathaniel Hawkins: French Horn
Mike Lawlor: 2nd Lead Guitar (6, 3rd movement)
Nick Gianni - Flute
Rusty - Wolven Growl

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Monday, July 9, 2018

N-1 "Akustikgulasch"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock, Krautrock, Psychedelic
Format: digital
Release date: July 9, 2018
Tracklist
1. Gripqueen (10:30)
2. Ben Ray (4:54)
3. Luftwurzler (6:08)
4. Beate Bitchcock (3:32)
5. Port Manandy (12:20)
6. Dehnt & Biegt (8:59)
7. Der Walisische Mittelstürmer (1:23)
8. Umburus (8:29)
9. Otter Bewußt (7:48)
10. Gimma (3:15)
11. Hähnchen Fur Frauen (7:07)
12. Unspekulatius (6:54)
13. Donnama (5:00)

Total Time 86:19

Line-up
Steven Hein - guitar
Thorsten Marach - drums
Maziar Yazdkhasti - bass

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The Third Project "When Remembrance Becomes A Thing"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: July 9, 2018
Tracklist
1. A Letter Home (6:19)
2. When Remembrance Becomes A Thing (9:49)
3. Following The River (3:41)
4. The Sea Of Slaves (9:04)
5. Hate Love Lust Pride & The Other Marketing Stories (5:27)
6. Tears In The Rain (4:40)
7. Appointment In Samara (5:59)
8. Beirut Blues (10:24)
9. Ember Stones (10:41)

Total Time 66:04

Line-up
Cezary Jastrzębski - vocals, guitars
Mariusz Janik - guitars, oud, bouzouki
Marcin Korzeniewski - keyboards
Karol Kryża - bass
Sławomir Kuchta - drums
   With
Nasta Niakrasava - dulcimer (5)

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Ángel Ontalva & Vespero "Carta Marina"


Country: Spain/Russia
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Fusion
FormatCD, digital
Release date: July 9, 2018
Tracklist
1. Carta Marina (12:13)
2. Sea Orm (7:35)
3. Giant Lobster Between The Orkneys And The Hebrides (6:48)
4. Insula Magnetica (8:51)
5. Sledges Crossing The Gulf Of Bothnia (6:45)
6. Horrenda Charybdis Near Lofoten (8:09)
7. Ziphius (10:04)

Total time: 60:25

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

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Anamor "Za witrażem"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelLynx Music - LM143D-DG
Format: CD
Release date: July 9, 2018
Tracklist
1. W górę [9:16]
2. Pod prąd [4:32]
3. Vitree [4:14]
4. Stars [6:37]
5. Pusty list [4:53]
6. Podróż do wtedy [6:25]
7. Szmaragdowo intro [3:01]
8. Szmaragdowo [5:42]
9. Za witrażem [9:20]

Total Time 54:00

Line-up
Marta Głowacka – vocals
Roman Kusy – bass
Marek Misiak – guitars
Jurek Misiak – percussion
Maciej Karczewski – keyboards
Marcin Ozimek – keyboards

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Pod prąd

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