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Friday, August 31, 2018

Det Skandaløse Orkester "Tenk Om Noen Ser Deg"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Eclectic Progressive Rock, Fusion
Label: Apollon Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 31, 2018
Tracklist
01. Skandale Mentale (Ouverture)
02. Lokkeman, Lokkeman, Kor E Du No?
03. Skandale Morale (Vluggevisse)
04. Epilogue
05. Skulle Jævlig Vært På TV
06. Ukomfortabekl
07. Skandale Fenomenale
08. Forvirret
09. En Naken Mann Ble Funnet I Et Bosspann
10. Verdens Beste Land

Line-up
Sondre Jørgensen - keyboards, piano, organ, whistle, percussion, vocal
Mats Erik Zen - vocal
Øystein Bech-Eriksen - guitar, vocals, percussion
Sivert Karlsen - drums
Søster Pling - vocal
Morten Norheim - saxophone, clarinet
Tord Andreassen - bass
Davide Bertolini - upright bass
Petter Asbjørnsen - bass
Nataniel Hjønnevåg - marimba, percussion
Iver Sandøy - percussion
William Grøv Skramsett - trumpet
Lars Egenes Flemstrøm - trombone
Gunleik Gisletveit - tuba
Claudia Cox - violin
Rushana Brandanger - violin, vocal
Carmen Boveda - cello
Åshild Brunvoll - cello
Frida Andreassen Lereng - flute, double bass
Johannes Wik - harp
Arne Sandvoll - saw
Trygve Knudsen - vocal
Teodor Vieyra Jørgensen - baby and other sounds
Ottorpedo - vocal
Andreas Tangen - bass

Media/Samples 
Skulle Jævlig Vært På TV

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Phideaux "Infernal"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: BloodFish
Format: 2CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 31, 2018 (digital), September 9, 2018 (CD, vinyl)
Tracklist
Disc 1
01. Cast Out And Cold (5:32)
02. The Error Lives On (7:15)
03. Crumble (0:56)
04. Inquisitor (8:21)
05. We Only Have Eyes For You (4:00)
06. Sourdome (1:31)
07. The Walker (4:39)
08. Wake The Sleeper (1:30)
09. C99 (3:25)
10. Tumbleweed (4:58)

Disc 2
11. The Order Of Protection (One) (4:35)
12. Metro Deathfire (4:58)
13. Transit (1:14)
14. In Dissonance We Play (2:49)
15. The Sleepers Wake (5:22)
16. The Order Of Protection (Two) (4:33)
17. From Hydrogen To Love (14:04)
18. Eternal (5:46)
19. Endgame - An End (3:29)

Line-up
Phideaux Xavier: acoustic guitar, piano, Fender Rhodes, vocals
Ariel Farber: vocals, violin
'Bloody' Rich Hutchins: drums low destroyer
Mathew Kennedy: bass guitar
Gabriel Moffat: dobro, solo & electric guitar
Mark Sherkus: keyboards
Johnn Unicorn: saxophones, keyboards, high destroyer, vocals
Valerie Gracious: vocals
Linda Ruttan Moldawsky: vocals
Molly Ruttan:  vocals
   With:
Andy Camou: trumpet
Stefanie Fife: cello
Fank Valentini:  handclaps
Doug Moldawsky, Nina Moldawsky, Caroline Oster, Mary Kelly Weir: backing vocals

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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The Pineapple Thief "Dissolution"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelKscope
Format: CD, vinyl, digital, Blu-Ray
Release date: August 31, 2018
Tracklist
1. Not Naming Any Names (2:05)
2. Try As I Might (4:26)
3. Threatening War (6:37)
4. Uncovering Your Tracks (4:29)
5. All That You've Got (3:27)
6. Far Below (4:36)
7. Pillar of Salt (1:25)
8. White Mist (11:05)
9. Shed a Light (5:20)

Total Time 43:30

Line-up
Bruce Soord
Jon Sykes
Steve Kitch
Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) - drums
   With
David Torn - guitar (8)

Media/Samples 
Far Below
Try As I Might

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Epiphany "Epiphany" EP


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 31, 2018
Tracklist
1. Black Omen (4:49)
2. Vertigo (4:15)
3. Epigraphy (5:05)
4. Liar's Lullaby (7:24)
5. Acceptance (6:51)

Total Time 28:24

Line-up
Jeremy Hook - Guitars, Bass, Drums, Sound Design
Seamus McDaniel - Guitars, Bass
Chris Abinette - Bass
Ryan Johnson - Drums
    With
Cole Freudenthal - Sound Design, Additional Keys (4)

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Central Unit "Whatever Day Suits You Best"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Electronica
LabelM.P. & Records - MPRCD079/MPRLP080
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: August 31, 2018
Tracklist
1. On Board (6:05)
2. Gear Path (5:49)
3. Snowed Under (5:07)
4. Get It Out Of Your System (6:17)
5. Seesaw Daydream (8:20)
6. What Use (Bob Costa Remix) (5:12)

Total Time 36:50

Line-up
Alberto Pietropoli - saxophone, flutes, voice
Enrico Giuliani - bass
Riccardo Lolli - keyboards
Andrea Ventura - drums and percussions

Description/Reviews
The album Whatever Day Suits You Best mixes electronica, prog and jazz into a thick and heady brew of dance-beat inflected, instrumental jazz-fusion.... If you are looking at the line-up, and are thinking: “ah now that looks like an instrumental Van Der Graaf Generator, those perennial favourites of the Italian prog community”, then you would be, as I was, wrong. The sound here is more individualistic and reminds me of the French electronica-meets-jazz of Moksha Samnyasin and also of Sonny Simmons’ 2015 album Nomadic. It is livelier, less dark, though just as substantial.
Read the full review by Martin Burns at dprp.net

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Teaser

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Mogwai "KIN: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Post Rock, Soundtrack
LabelRock Action Records  (UK & EU), Temporary Residence (NA)
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 31, 2018
Tracklist
1. Eli's Theme (3:22)
2. Scrap (2:50)
3. Flee (4:56)
4. Funeral Pyre (3:18)
5. Donuts (6:23)
6. Miscreants (3:05)
7. Guns Down (6:19)
8. Kin (7:17)
9. We're Not Done (End Title) (4:14)

Total Time 41:44

Line-up
Stuart Braithwaite - guitar
Barry Burns - guitar, keyboards, flute
Dominic Aitchison - bass
Martin Bulloch - drums

Media/Samples 
Donuts
We’re Not Done (End Title)

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Fahrenheit "Rain"


Country: Mexico
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 31, 2018
Tracklist
01. Rain (06:45)
02. Shelter (04:45)
03. Twisted Flight (06:28)
04. Do as I Say (04:50)
05. Fading Shield (05:06)
06. Wheelchair (04:40)
07. As It Pours (05:24)
08. The Fall (05:53)
09. The Mountain (05:25)
10. Ascent (05:13)
11. Break of Dawn (06:52)

Line-up
Alejandro Carrera - Vocal, Guitar
Alejandro Isaac - Guitar
Alejandro Gómez - Bass
Carlos Flores - Piano, Chorus
Christian Gómez - Drums

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Samples
Shelter

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Lazleitt "On The Brink"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 31, 2018
Tracklist
1. On The Brink - 37:12
  1. Intro. The Doorway - 4:28
  2. Tangential Wisdom - 2:19
  3. The First Trail - 2:04
  4. The Flame (On the Brink) - 2:00
  5. Beyond the Door There Is No Pain - 7:36
  6. The Second Flame -  4:10
  7. Spinning Clocks - 1:45
  8. The Eighth Paradigm - 2:55
  9. The Riddle - 1:50
  10. Parallel Dreams - 1:42
  11. The Second Trail - 1:02
  12. Through the Gates of Life - 2:38
  13. Finale. Memories of a Battle - 2:42 
Line-up
Alex Lazcano – Rhythm, Lead & Acoustic Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Percussion, Vocals
Jorge Cortes Cuyas – Drums
  With
Eric Gillette (Neal Morse) – Lead Guitar (II, V, VI)
John Pomeroy – Flute

Media/Samples 
Teaser
Teaser 2

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Gabriels "Fist of the Seven Stars Act 2 (Hokuto Brothers)"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Metal/Rock Opera
Label: Rockshots Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 31, 2018
Tracklist
01 – The search of water bird
02 – Cobra clan
03 – End of Cobra
04 – I see again
05 – Scream my name
06 – Miracle land
07 – I’m a genius
08 – Looking for your brother
09 – Myth of Cassandra
10 – Reunion
11 – Legend of fear
12 – King of fist
13 - Heart of Madness (Bonus Track)

Line-up
Gabriels ( Vivaldi Metal Project, Platens, Metaphysics, Aldaria): Keyboards
    With
Vocals:
Wild Steel (Shadows of Steel) as Ken
Jo Lombardo (Metatrone, Ancestral) as Ray
Rachel "Iron Majesty" Lungs as Mamiya
Dario Grillo (Platens, Violet Sun) as Toky
Alfonso Giordano (Steel Raiser) as Wiggle
Iliour Griften (Beto Vazquez' Infinity, Clairvoyant) as Amiba
Antonio Pecere (Crimson Dawn) as Raoul
Dave Dell'Orto (Drakkar, Verde Lauro) as Jagger
Beatrice Bini (Constraint, Vivaldi Metal Project) as Aylee
Matt Bernardi (Ruxt) as Cobra Boss

Guitars:
Antonello Giliberto
Francesco Ivan Sante dall'ò
Stefano Calvagno (Metatrone)
Antonio Pantano (Arcandia)
Tommy Vitaly
Frank Caruso (Arachnes)
Daria Domovik (Concordea)
Andrew Spane
Stefano Filoramo

Bass:
Dino Fiorenza (Metatrone)
Beto Vazquez (Beto Vazquez's Infinity)
Adrian Hansen
Fabio Zunino
Arkadiusz E. Ruth (Path Finder)

Drums:
Mattia Stancioiu (ex-Vision Divine, ex- Labirynth)
Simone Alberti (Gabriels)
Giovanni Maucieri (Gabriels)
Michele Sanna (Coma)
Salvo Pennisi

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End of Cobra

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Krakow "minus"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Post Metal/Rock
LabelKarisma Records
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 31, 2018
Tracklist
1. black wandering sun
2. sirens
3. the stranger
4. from fire, from stone
5. minus
6. tidlaus

Line-up
Frode Kilvik
René Misje
Kjartan Grønhaug
Ask Ty Arctander
   With
Phil Campbell (Motörhead)

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp
Progstreaming

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Circles "The Last One"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock/Metal
Label: Season of Mist (EU/USA), Wildthing Records (AU)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 31, 2018
Tracklist
1. Winter (4:12)
2. Breaker (3:50)
3. The Messenger (3:28)
4. Arrival (5:57)
5. Tether (3:14)
6. Resolution (3:33)
7. Dream Sequence (4:48)
8. Renegade (5:29)
9. Blueprints For A Great Escape (4:47)
10. Alone With Ghosts (5:58)

Total Time 45:16

Line-up
Ben Rechter - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Ted Furuhashi - Guitar, Backing Vocals
David Hunter - Drums
Drew Patton - Bass Guitar, Screamed Vocals

Description/Reviews
The album sees the quartet hone their blend of melody and muscle into a sharper and more dynamic force. Dramatic vocals bring an emotional crescendo to their deeply sophisticated and hard-edged progressive rock. 
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Tether

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Echoes Of Giants "The Way to Us"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 30, 2018
Tracklist
Us (Part 1)
1) Wait
2) Hope (Part 1)
3) Fading
4) Close the Door
5) The Death of a Dream
6) Wait

Mother
7) Escape
8) Don't Give up on Me
9) The Light

Son
10) Take Me Away
11) Find Myself Today

Us (Part 2)
12) Is This Home?
13) Stand Beside Me
14) Hope (Part 2)
15) Not Going Back

Line-up
Tracy Thomas: Keys, Marimba, Drums, Percussion, Programming, Third Hand Bass
Wes Bolton: Guitars, Echoplex, Percussion, Programming, Third Hand Synth
Rick Kaufmann: Bass, Third Hand Acoustic
Joey Myers: Vocals
Theese Weber: Vocals

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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Steve Hughes "Holding Onto Normal"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: August 29, 2018
Tracklist
1. High - Part One - 04:05
2. Mine Is The Silence - 04:57   
3. tHE tRAP - 06:07
4. High - Part Two - 02:54
5. You Waited By The Window - 07:07
6. Now That We've Had Our Time - 05:21
7. High - Part Three - 03:52
8. I Just Wanna Live Forever - 07:44
9. Clever Touch - 02:14

Line-up
Steve Hughes (Big Big Train, The Enid) - all instruments, vocals
   With
Katja Piel - vocals (2)

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Bandcamp

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Vênus Negra "Rotação Reversa"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Instrumental Stoner, Space Rock
Format: digital
Release date:  August 28, 2018
Tracklist
1. Supernova (4:11)
2. Pangéia (4:26)
3. Aurora Astral (6:41)
4. Rotação Reversa (7:04)
5. Sputinik (7:20)
6. Nebulosa (4:47)
7. Perseidas (4:46)

Total Time 39:15

Line-up
Jônatas Barbalho - Drums
Gilson Sá - Bass
Williane Oliveira - Guitars
Tomaz Jackson - Guitars

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Stop Motion Orchestra "Lightworks"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Chamber Avant Prog
Label: Knock'em Dead Records ‎– KDR013, Megaphone Records ‎– MEG036
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 28, 2018
Tracklist:
1. Serafini's Cat (6:10)
2. Way To Sarov (8:45)
3. Nerve Hurdle (4:56)
4. Metal Pants (2:28)
5. Oceano De Leche (11:26)

Total Time 33:45

Line-up
Alden Doyle - Violin
Leila Henley - Saxophones, Vocals
Sam Arnold - Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Banjitar
Charlie Duncan - Drums, Percussion
Henna Chou - Cello, Keyboards
Mohadev - Guitars, Synths, Piano
Phil Davidson - Bass Synth (2)

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Bandcamp

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Monday, August 27, 2018

Matt Lebofsky "Buried"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: August 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Kitchener (2:15)
2. Berating (1:08)
3. I Fail To Bury A Car In The Dry Creek Bed (7:12)
4. Bedtime (0:51)
5. Includes Now (6:17)
6. Pointless Discussions (Parts I, II, And III) (4:18)
7. Omaha (5:06)
8. Projecting (2:28)
9. Grey Animals (1:59)
10. Wait Up (2:48)

Total Time 34:22

Line-up
Matt Lebofsky (Bodies Floating Ashore, miRthkon, Secret Chiefs 3, MoeTar) - everything

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Bandcamp (name your price)

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Ifsounds "An Gorta Mór"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelMelodic Revolution Records
FormatCD, digital
Release date: August 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Mediterranean Floor (6:34)
2. Techno Guru (2:17)
3. Violet (4:07)
4. Reptilarium (4:51)
5. An Gorta Mór (22:00)
   I. Emerald Island
   II. Phytophthora Infestans
   III. Bridget O'Donnell
   IV. The Great Famine
   V. Doolough Lake
   VI. The Docks of Limerick
   VII. Regina Oceani
   VIII. Long Cónra
   IX. Ghosts in America

Total Time 39:49

Line-up
Runal – lead vocals
Fabio De Libertis – bass guitar
Lino Mesina – drums
Dario Lastella – guitars, keyboards, backing vocals
Claudio Lapenna – piano and keyboards, backing vocals.
   With
Lino Giugliano - keyboards and synths (4, 5-iv, 5-v)
Matteo Colombo - violin (5-i, 5-vi)
Vincenzo Cervelli - lead vocals (5-vi), backing vocals (5-ix)
Alessandra Santovito - lead vocals  (5-vii)
Francesco Forgione - bhodrán  (5-vi)
Marco Grossi - backing vocals (5-ix)

Description/Reviews
“An Gorta Mór” is a concept album about the theme of runaway: the opening and the closing numbers build a bridge between the tragedy of the Irish Famine (An Gorta Mór in Gaelic) and the massive Irish exodus to America of the middle of the 19th Century with the current move of people from Africa to Europe through the Mediterranean way. The other songs are about runaway and desperation from another point of view, focusing on other social issues such as unemployment and domestic abuse.
Media/Samples 
Sampler
Bandcamp

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

R-U Kaiser "Desde la Oscuridad"


Country: Chile
Genre(s): Symphonic
LabelMylodon Records - MYLOCD114
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. Sangre (7:52)
2. Conciencia (5:19)
3. MI-789 (6:15)
4. Alguien (8:51)
5. Desde La Oscuridad (9:24)

Total Time 37:41

Line-up
Oscar Arias Galvez - Drums
Yeison Garcia - Guitar
Hector Lobos - Bass
Elend Doll - Vocals
Clo Navarro - Vocals
Diego Alexander - Keyboards

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Friday, August 24, 2018

Lux Terminus "The Courage to Be"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 24, 2018
Tracklist
1.  Prologue: The Departure (I) – 1:39
2.  Electrocommunion – 5:07
3.  The Journey (II) – 4:15
4.  Aberration – 5:32
5.  Miles Away – 4:52
6.  Spectral Shapes – 3:33
7.  The Road Home (III) – 6:06
8.  Effusion – 6:36
9.  The Courage to Be – 20:56
10.  Epilogue: Fly (IV) – 4:38

Line-up
Vikram Shankar (Redemption) - Piano, Keyboards
Matthew Kerschner - Drums
Brian Craft - Bass
   With
Timo Somers (Delain) - Guitar Solo (9)
Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Leprous, Musk Ox) - Cello (9)
Anneke Van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend, Vuur, Ayreon) - Vocals (10)

Total Time 63:14

Description/Reviews
The band cites a lot of influences on this album (progressive metal, rock, jazz fusion (I’m not the greatest fan of this type of music but it works here), electronic, and cinematic music) and all of that is here. I don’t want to take away anything from that lengthy description but the overall vibe and sound I get from this is: picture Liquid Tension Experiment without the guitar. Well.. not ALL without guitar. There is a guest guitarist on the epic here, so maybe think LTE with just a pinch of guitar.
Read the full review by Rob at progressivemusicplanet.com

Also read the review at  manofmuchmetal.com

Media/Samples 
Electrocommunion

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London Underground "Four"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: MuseaFGBG 5010 (CD, digital), Gagegi records (vinyl)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 24, 2018
Tracklist
1. Billy Silver (6:22)
2. Ray Ban (3:31)
3. At Home (7:20)
4. The Comete (4:30)
5. What I Say (7:40)
6. Tree Job Man (5:23)
7. Tropic Of Capricorn (6:18)
8. Jam (7:17)
9. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (2:18) - CD & digital bonus track
10.Bumpin' On Sunset (5:10) - CD & digital bonus track

Total Time 55:49

Line-up
Gianluca Gerlini: hammond organ, piano, clavinet, mellotron, elka, moog, logan
Alessandro Gimignani: drums
Stefano Gabbani: bass
   With
Fabio Baini: bass
Riccardo Cavalieri: acoustic & electric guitar, violas
Stefano Negri: sax

Media/Samples 
Billy Silver
Tropic Of Capricorn

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Værket "Young Again"


Country: Denmark
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Escho ‎- ESC97
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: August 24, 2018
Tracklist
1. Young Again (10:38)
2. CCTV of a Boy (6:34)
3. Green Knight (20:42)

Total Time 37:54

Line-up
Mikkel Thode Schultz - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Adam Ccsquele Nielsen - Drums, Backing & Lead Vocals
Andreas Bunin Trap-Jensen - Flute, Backing Vocals
Anders M. Jørgensen - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Peter Linnemann Tange - Keys, Backing Vocals
Jakob Emil Lamdahl Pedersen - Lead Vocals, Trumpet

Media/Samples 
Stream  
Deezer
Green Knight (part)

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Carl Stacey Project "Pareidolia"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: August 24, 2018
Tracklist
1. Elements (2:26)
2. Paralax (3:37)
3. Blood & Ice (4:53)
4. Cathedrals Of Glass (3:43)
5. Drosera (4:39)
6. Apophenia (3:30)
7. Into The Unknown (4:27)
8. Dust Creation (3:12)

Total Time 30:27

Line-up
Carl Stacey
Sam Wingrove
Liam Ferguson

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Bandcamp

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Elizabeth the last "Elizabeth the last"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 24, 2018 (digital), October 19, 2018 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Centralia - 08:41
2. Comparison Of Faces - 09:45
3. New Future - 07:48
4. Parallel Timeline - 11:47
5. Your Longing For Recognition - 10:26

Line-up
André Krispin - Guitar
Benjamin Oppermann - Bass
Arnd Finke - Drums, Percussion, Piano, Synthesizer
   With
Steffen Jopp - Bass (5)
Jan Figge - Additional Bass (4)
Pascal Hahn - Trumpet (2)
David Brück - Saxophone (3)

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Moonwood "Arrivals & Departures"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Space Rock
Label: Arachnidiscs Recordings
Format: cassette, digital
Release date: August 24, 2018
Tracklist
1. Jupiter (3:07)
2. I Carried You (3:53)
3. Apologies (3:47)
4. Mother's Eyes (3:32)
5. Arrival (5:06)
6. Jupiter (Live) (16:47)

Total Time 36:12

Line-up
Jacqueline Noire: Vocals, synths
Reverend Moon: Guitar, synths
Matthew Fava: Bass
Luca Capone: Drums

Description/Reviews
'Arrivals & Departures' features songs audiences have heard at live gigs over the past few years but hadn't yet been committed to tape. From the blistering space sludge of "Jupiter" to the wizard rock of "Mother's Eyes" and the kosmische hard-rock of "Arrival", it's a worthy send off. Side two of the cassette features a full 16-minute freak-out live version of the aforementioned "Jupiter". 
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Träden "Träden"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Prog Folk, Psychedelic
Label: Subliminal Sounds
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 24, 2018
Tracklist
1. När Lingonen Mognar (Lingonberries Forever) (11:51)
2. Kung Karlsson (King Karlsson) (7:56)
3. Tamburan (11:19)
4. A Nej (Oh No) (6:06)
5. OTO (9:34)
6. Hoppas Du Förstår (Hope You Understand) (6:10)
7. Hymn (7:20)
8. Det Finns Blått (There Is Blue) (10:17)

Total Time 70:33

Line-up
Jakob Sjöholm
Hanna Östergren (Hills)
Sigge Krantz (Archimedes Badkar)
Reine Fiske (Dungen, The Amazing)
   With
Nisse Törnquist (Amason)

Description/Reviews
The Swedish counterculture legends formerly known as Träd, Gräs och Stenar revisit the universe they created in the 1970s, building woolly, choogling rock songs that sound both earthy and sublime.
Read the full review by Allison Hussey at pitchfork.com

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Ancestors "Suspended in Reflections"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Doom Metal
Label: Pelagic Records - PEL 101
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 24, 2018
Tracklist
1. Gone (5:44)
2. Through A Window (5:16)
3. Lying In The Grass (7:36)
4. Into The Fall (5:07)
5. Release (4:12)
6. The Warm Glow (8:31)

Total Time 36:26

Line-up
Justin Maranga - Vocals, Guitar
Jason Watkins - Vocals, Organ, Piano
Daniel Pouliot - Drums
   With
Molly Rogers - Strings, Violin, Viola (4)
Alex Da Silva - Contrabass (5)
Gabe Vanbenschoten - Bass (6)

Description/Reviews
Falling somewhere between experimental, progressive, and doom/post-metal, Los Angeles’ Ancestors thrives on crafting aural journeys “rife with atmosphere, tension, and raw human emotion.” ... the sequence isn’t as multifarious, colorful, or aggressive as its predecessors overall; yet, the band transforms their newfound limitations into an exceptional testament to the expressive power of polished minimalism and unified flow. As such, it’s an analogous yet idiosyncratic new offering that proves how vital they remain as a trio.
Read the full review by Jordan Blum at metalinjection.net

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Napier's Bones "Monuments"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: August 24, 2018
Tracklist
1. Standing Childe (23:04)
I. The Childe
II. Mark Well
III. Born to this Duty
IV. Like None Before
V. Where Horizon Meets the Sky
VI. Fate Will do as it Must
VII. Today it Ends
VIII. Not Enough
IX. Behold the Childe
2. Mirabilis (10:26)
3. Waters Dark (3:08)
4. Free to Choose (6:00)
5. The Heights (8:10)

Total Time 50:48

Line-up
Gordon Midgley : Instruments, backing vocals
Nathan Jon Tillett : Lead vocals

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The Bird Tribe "Stars in Disguise"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock
Label: Bird House Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 24, 2018
Tracklist
1. Stars In Disguise (6:40)
2. The Change (4:26)
3. Somebody To Love (3:42)
4. Come And Slip Away (4:27)
5. Soul Migration (7:43)
6. Stardust Lullaby (4:56)

Total Time 31:54

Line-up
Matthew Frost - Keyboards, Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Brian Byrd - Pedal Steel, Lap Steel
Garrett Dawson - Drums, Percussion

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Strange Land "Galactic Drift: Impact Event Part Two"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: August 23, 2018
Tracklist
1. Dare (Reprise) (3:23)
2. Cosmic Ocean (4:53)
3. Chasing Horizons (5:10)
4. Somewhere Beyond Here (11:57)
5. Last Wish, Lone Dream (3:45)
6. House Of Stars (3:32)
7. Cinder (4:33)
8. Delay-Dauntless (6:18)
9. We Are Here (8:17)

Total Time 51:48

Line-up
Sean Gill - guitars, bass, vocals, synths, programming
Brittney Schultz - vocals

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Viriditas "Red Mars"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 23, 2018
Tracklist
1. Red Mars (3:23)
2. The Killing (6:44)
3. Ares (6:26)
4. Khalia (8:00)
5. Blood On The Airwaves (7:17)
6. We See Red (25:05)
7. Beyond The Reach Of Fools (5:01)

Total Time 61:56

Line-up
Jonathan Wills - Drums
Mike Waters - Vocals
Julie Kvaerndrup - Vocals (3, 4, 6), Additional backing vocals.
Tom Williams - Guitar solo (3), Guitar solo 1 & additional guitars (2)
Hannah Bridge - Vocals (2), Additional backing vocals
David Stanton - Guitars (2-6), Keyboards in Guitar solo (6), Additional backing vocals
Mike Bridge - Bass, Keys, Guitars (1-3, 7), Additional backing vocals
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Don Moffit - Narration (1)

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Seventh Of Never "The Theory Of Evilution"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 22, 2018
Tracklist
1. An Enemy At The Gates (2:34)
2. Blessed Curses (3:49)
3. Evilution (4:26)
4. (The Beginning Of) The End (3:21)
5. The Anointed 1.0 (5:58)
6. Burn The Witch (5:17)
7. Stolen Valor (4:47)
8. Rite As Reign (5:10)
9. Deadly Beloved (6:49)

Total Time 42:11

Line-up
Dan Coleman - Vocals
Danny Johnson - Guitars
Richie Tiberghien - Guitars
Dave Boser - Bass
Dan Elze - Keyboards
Damone Wittman - Drums

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Facing Forever "Metanoia"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: August 21, 2018
Tracklist
1. Show Me The Door (7:09)
2. Brave Enough To Love You (5:34)
3. Mouthful Of Lies (6:56)
4. Beautiful Symphony (5:23)
5. Fellowship Of Plastic Smiles (9:43)
6. The Great Disappointment (5:24)
7. Subtract And Disconnect (7:19)
8. The Fall (7:57)
9. Life In Mist (4:59)
10. Time Is The Thorn That Gashes My Side (7:20)

Total Time 67:44

Line-up
Sommer Condren - Vocals
David Condren - Guitars, Drums, Background Vocals
Donnie Berry - Bass

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Circadian Pulse "Elements of Existence"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 21, 2018
Tracklist
1. Suspended (6:14)
2. Medley Belief (6:17)
3. Disruptive Oceans (3:56)
4. Secrets (5:39)
5. Peace Of Mind (5:20)
6. Nature (4:24)
7. Transcending Evolution (11:28)

Total Time 43:18

Line-up
Daniel Viktor - Vocals
Bzen Byanjankar - Guitar
Simon D'Alfonso - Bass
Steve Stergiadis - Guitar

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Semantic Saturation "Paradigms"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: CD, CD+DVD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 20, 2018
Tracklist
1 Mirrors Of Confusion
2 Carousel of Death
3 Pareidolia
4 Empty Whisky Jar
5 The Stranger from Andromeda
6 Until We Meet Again
7 Ulterior Harmony
8 Disturbance Within
9 Universal
10 Where Dreams Have Died

Line-up
Shant Hagopian - guitars
Craig Blundell (Frost*, Steven Wilson) - drums
Kristoffer Gildenlöw (ex-Pain of Salvation) - bass
Derek Sherinian (ex-Dream Theater, Planet X) - keyboards (7)
Alex Argento - keyboards (2)
Squiggy McFlannel - trumpet  (2)
Houry Dora Apartian - vocals

Description/Reviews
The album, while not entirely breaking new ground, knows what it needs to do and does it well. The bluesy opening riff belies what comes next, with everything from Sevendust-detuned-groove and swagger, to brass and New Orleans band moments that Diablo Swing Orchestra would love, to the aforementioned sweet and sour singing passage from Houry Dora Apartian, to even piano balladry and just a slight hint of chip-tune, and plenty of great keyboard moments all throughout. 
Read the full review by Austin Kokel at sonicperspectives.com

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Gothik Serpent "Usurper"


Country: Singapore
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: August 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Over And Under (7:27)
2. The Lockdown Job (6:32)
3. Hell Or Highway (11:42)
4. Closer To My Name (5:45)
5. Frontiersman (6:29)
6. Post Production (4:53)
7. Confounding Light (5:59)
8. The One True Anarchist (7:42)

Total Time 56:29

Line-up
Kerwin Tsang - Guitars, Bass, Programming, Supporting Vocals, Lead Vocals (2)
Leong Yew - Lead Vocals & Rhythm Guitar (4, 8)
Olivia Kong - Backing Vocals (3, 4, 8), Handclaps (4)
Justin Levy - Guitar Solos (2, 6)
Tom Graham - Guitar Solos (3)

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Kungens Män "Fuzz På Svenska"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Krautrock
LabelKungens Ljud & Bild - KLB008 (CD), Adansonia Records - AR 027 (vinyl)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Tesen - 15:35
2. Starta gruff - 06:54
3. Fuzz på svenska - 14:17  
4. Centrala mellanplanet - 07:02  
5. Tung pedagog - 05:11
6. Tung dialog - 14:09  
7. Ljupt djud - 19:15
Line-up
Mattias Indy Pettersson: drums
Hans Hjelm: guitar
Mikael Tuominen: guitar, percussion
Magnus Öhrn: bass
Peter Erikson: synth
Gustav Nygren: saxophone, percussion

Description/Reviews
This is the sound of a band experimenting, of kicking out through more barriers and, on occasions, of finding new levels of intensity and experience. This is also a different approach from ‘Dag & Natt’ and, freed from the need to develop an overall concept this gives us more opportunities to explore new sonic topographies.
Read the full review at psychinsightmusic.com

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Oaksenham "Upon All the Living and the Dead"


Country: Armenia
Genre(s): Symphonic
Format: digital
Release date: August 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Death Penalty - 4:55
2. Winter Maid - 5:42
3. Storm in the Crown - 5:17
4. Snow - 4:20
5. Oakwood - 7:42
6. Moonage - 6:51
7. Adventures of the Violet - 6:33
8. Maid in Fugue - 2:42
9. Muse - 9:09
10. Afterdeath Fantasy - 6:00

Line-up
Vahagn Papayan - Bass Guitar
Ashot Korganyan - Drums
Vardan Gasparyan - Electric and Acoustic Guitars
Vardan Harutyunyan - Keyboards, Grand Piano, Electronic Effects (6)
Aram Asatryan - Violin
   With
Shushan Petrosyan - Vocals (4,9)
Valery Tolstov - Flute (6)
Andranik Kochar - Bassoon (6)
Backing vocals (9) - soprano group of “Geghard” vocal ensemble: Anahit Papayan, Sona Varpetyan, Luisa Avagyan

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Dark Third "Even As the Light Grows"


Country: New Zealand
Genre(s): Atmospheric Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 19, 2018 (digital), September 15, 2018 (CD)
Tracklist
1. The Dreams Of Lesser Men (13:25)
2. These Things Are Not Inherent (5:29)
3. Erewhon (7:07)
4. The Regressor (11:15)
5. Waking (2:28)

Total Time 39:44

Line-up
Daniel Hay - vocals, piano, guitar, organ
Tommy Leigh - guitar
Christan Pianta - bass
Alika Wells - alto, tenor, baritone saxophones, backing vocals
Tim Doyle - drums, percussion, backing vocals
    With
Grace McKenzie - violin

Description/Reviews
It’s an exceptionally intricate album, comprised of the kind of mercurial progressive rock which reminds us of the recently mentioned on the blog Ghostbound and other acts like Anathema, Porcupine Tree and more. During its runtime, Even As the Light Grows focuses on a kind of dreamy melancholia that’s hard to parse, evoking both a sort of depression and a sense of wonder and introspective speculation. While doing so, it features guitars, bass, drums and vocals but also plenty of brass and string instruments. Beyond instrumentation, its themes are often gentle and expansive like post-rock but also contain blastbeats and harsher, more abrasive segments.
Read the full review by Eden Kupermintz at heavyblogisheavy.com

Also read the review by Jason Spencer at theprogmind.com

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