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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

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Skulle Jævlig Vært På TV

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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)

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Far Below
Try As I Might

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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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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)

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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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Monday, August 27, 2018

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.
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Sampler
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Saturday, August 25, 2018

R-U Kaiser "Desde la Oscuridad"


Country: Chile
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelMylodon Records - MYLOCD114
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 25, 2018
Tracklist
1.Sangre
2.Conciencia
3.MI-789
4.Alguien
5.Desde la oscuridad

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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Desde la Oscuridad

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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

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Electrocommunion

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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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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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Samples

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Karcius "The Fold"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 18, 2018
Tracklist
1. Absence of Light (10:04)
2. Something (06:18)
3. Hardwired (05:54)
4. Goodbye (09:27)
5. Burning My Dreams (07:01)
6. The Fold (06:58)

Total Time 45:42

Line-up
Sylvain Auclair - Bass, Voсals
Thomas Brodeur - Drums
Simon L'Espérance - Guitars
   With
Sebastien Cloutier - Keyboards

Media/Samples 
Goodbye (excerpt)

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Mike Kershaw "Arms Open Wide"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelBad Elephant Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 17, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Fear Quartet - Part I: Fear Factory
2. The Fear Quartet - Part II: Facing The Fear
3. The Fear Quartet - Part III: All That Matters Is The Fear
4. The Fear Quartet - Part IV: The Fear Inside Me
5. I Wish Your Eyes Were Mine
6. A Promise
7. Keys To The Kingdom
8. Dark Spaces
9. Curtains

Line-up
Mike Kershaw - vocals, keyboards
   With
Leopold Blue-Sky (Unto Us) - guitar
Gareth Cole - bass
Stefan Hepe (Gandalf's Fist) - drums
Stuart Nicholson (Galahad) - vocals

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Zevious "Lowlands"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Avant Prog Rock/Metal
LabelNefarious Industries
Formatvinyl, digital
Release date: August 17, 2018
Tracklist
1. Tube Lord
2. Smear Campaign
3. Slaves of Rotor
4. Ritual Based Symmetries
5. Null Island
6. Sensor Recall
7. Slow Reach

Line-up
Mike Eber (Smother Party): Guitar
Johnny DeBlase(Sabbath Assembly, Many Arms): Bass
Jeff Eber (Dysrhythmia): Drums

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Gryphon "ReInvention"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 17, 2018
Tracklist
1. PipeUp Downsland DerryDellDanko (4:49)
2. Rhubarb Crumhorn (5:56)
3. A Futuristic Auntyquarian (5:58)
4. Haddocks' Eyes (10:58)
5. Hampton Caught (5:12)
6. Hospitality At A Price... Anyone For? (3:11)
7. Dumbe Dum Chit (3:08)
8. Bathsheba (5:37)
9. Sailor V (8:37)
10. Ashes (3:32)
11. The Euphrates Connection (4:43)

Total Time 61:41

Line-up
Brain Gulland - Bassoon, Bass Crumhorn, Recorders, Harmonium, Gastaps, Vocals
Graeme Taylor - Guitars, Vocals
Dave Oberlé - Drums & Vocals
Graham Preskett - Violin, Mandolin, Keyboards
Andy Findon - Flute, Soprano Crumhorn, Soprano Sax, Clarinet
Rory McFarlane - Bass

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Clouds Will Clear "Recollection Of What Never Was"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Post Rock
Label: Tonzonen Records - TON045
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 21, 2018
Tracklist
1. In Cycles
2. Recollection    
3. Before The Tempest
4. Attack Warning
5. Deep Sea Mining

Line-up
Angelo - Guitars, Synths, Samples
Tobias - Guitars, Synths
Andreas - Bass
Gerold - Drums, Visuals

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Kosmus "Eudaimonia"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: August 4, 2018
Tracklist
1. Intro (3:31)
2. Transcendence (5:54)
3. Disconnected (7:25)
4. Silent Sacrifice (7:40)
5. Downward Spiral (8:03)
6. Eudaimonia, Pt.1 (7:54)
7. Eudaimonia, Pt.2 (8:59)

Total Time 49:26

Line-up
Pedro Acker - Vocals, Guitars
Vinícius de Oliveira - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Daniel Ohnesorge - Bass
Guilherme Giglio - Flute, Sax
Leonardo Santiago -  Drums
   With:
João Moschkovich -  Guitars (6)

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Stream 1
Stream 2
 
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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

A Dying Planet "Facing The Incurable"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelCynNormal Lab Recordings
FormatCD, digital
Release date: August 14, 2018
Tracklist
1. Resist
2. Facing the Incurable
3. Human Obsolescence
4. Poisoning the Well
5. Missing
6. Separation Anxiety

Line-up
Troy Tipton (Zero Hour, Abnormal Thought Patterns, Cynthesis) – vocals
Jasun Tipton (Zero Hour, Abnormal Thought Patterns, Cynthesis) – guitars, keys
Marco Bica – drums
Brian Hart – bass

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Resist
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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Encircled "The Universal Mirth"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, Post Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 4, 2018
Tracklist
  1. Log In - The Mystical Way 
  2. The Obsession
  3. Past Times
  4. This Is Goodbye
  5. Smiling On The Inside
  6. 22 Likes
  7. Fantastic Souvenir
  8. Log Out - The Universal Mirth
Line-up
Gareth Evans – Lead Guitar
Mark Busby Burrows – Vocals & Guitar
Scott Evans – Bass, Keyboards & Programming
   With
Kym Hart – Vocals
Peter Jones  (Tiger MothTales, Red Bazzare, Camel) – Keyboards (9)
Shaun Lowe – Additional Drums

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Bodhi "Simple Pleasures"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Fusion, Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: August 3, 2018
Tracklist
1. Fresh Lemonade
2. Exhale
3. Stargazing
4. Midnight Oil
5. Pillow Talk
6. We Used To Play
7. Simple Pleasures

Line-up
Justin Seymour - all instruments
   With
Cameron Maynard - guest solo (1)
Adam Rafowitz - guest solo (2)
Blaine Gaiser - guest solo (3)
Ed Garcia - guest solo (5)

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Manticora "To Kill To Live To Kill"


Country: Denmark
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal
Label: ViciSolum Productions
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 3, 2018
Tracklist
1. Piano Concerto 1: B Flat Minor... (1:00)
2. Echoes Of A Silent Scream (6:02)
3. Through The Eyes Of The Killer: Towering Over You (6:15)
4. Katana: Awakening The Lunacy (7:03)
5. The Farmer's Tale (Part 1: The Aftermath Of Indifference) (6:35)
6. The Devil In Lisbon (5:40)
7. Growth (9:19)
8. Humiliation Supreme (2:42)
9. Nothing Lasts Forever (5:47)
10. Katana: Opium (5:44)
11. Through The Eyes Of The Killer: Revival Of The Muse That Is Violence (7:27)
12. The Farmer's Tale (Part 2: Annihilation At The Graves) (6:13)

Total Time 69:47

Line-up
Kristian H. Larsen - Guitars
Lars F. Larsen - Vocals
Sebastian Andersen - Bass
Stefan Johansson - Guitars
   With:
Lawrence Dinamarca - Drums

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Tides of Man "Every Nothing"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Post Rock
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 3, 2018 (CD, digital), September 2018 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Static Hymn (4:12)
2. Mercury Fields (5:26)
3. New Futures (4:05)
4. Far Off (2:46)
5. Old 88 (4:38)
6. Waxwing (5:57)
7. Keep Telling Yourself (2:40)
8. Everything Is Fine, Everyone Is Happy (4:33)
9. Death Is No Dread Enemy (7:18)
10. Outside Ourselves (6:20)
11. Mosaic (4:45)
12. Infinite Ceiling (5:13)

Total Time 57:53

Line-up
Spencer Gill - Guitar
Alan Jaye - Bass
Josh Gould - Drums
Daniel Miller - Guitar

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Opus Of A Machine "Stray Fire"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 3, 2018
Tracklist
1. Strength In Stone (6:37)
2. Up. Out. (6:41)
3. WILD//UNKNOWN (3:01)
4. Stray Fire (5:37)
5. Rudi's Song (Thirst For Life) (4:52)
6. Beacon (10:34)

Total Time 37:22

Line-up
Mitchell Legg – vocals, guitars
Dale Prinsse – bass
Trevor Gee – drums
Zac Greensill – guitars, programming, keys, samples

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

After Nations "Consteleid"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: August 1, 2018
Tracklist
1. Holon Patterns (4:18)
2. Manifold Of Aeons (4:36)
3. Hierophant Tongues (5:38)
4. Aurora (0:39)
5. Eos (5:35)
6. The Janus Head (4:39)
7. Atora (0:28)
8. Psychlotome (5:16)
9. Juggernaut Pendulum (5:26)
10. Infora (5:55)

Total Time 42:30

Line-up
Andrew Elliott - Guitars; effects; MIDI programming
Zack Krishtalka - Bass
Travis Baker - Drums

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Dice "What, If My Black Cat Is An Alien"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelScene Records
FormatCD, digital
Release date: August 1, 2018 (digital), September 12, 2018 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Black Cat Praeludium (3:18)
2. What, If My Black Cat Is An Alien (11:33)
3. To Cross The Line (13:01)
4. Inside Lunas World (12:12)
5. Vision In The Eyes (8:33)
6. Madness In Blue (11:11)
7. Seven Lifes Of Luna (Dreamscene 19) (3:07)

Total Time 62:55

Line-up
Christian Nóvé - vocals, keyboards, bass
Ramona Nóvé - background vocals
Peter Viertel - guitars
Tom Tomson - drums

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Asturias "Across the Ridge to Heaven"


Country: Japan
Genre(s): Symphonic
FormatCD
Release date: August 01, 2018
Tracklist
1. Part 1 
ⅰ. mountains
ⅱ. ritual
ⅲ. sky burial
ⅳ. peak
ⅴ. fly with the wind

2. Part 2 
ⅵ. empty sky
ⅶ. dawn wind
ⅷ. watershed
ⅸ. ridge to heaven
ⅹ. holy land

Line-up
Yoh Ohyama - Various instruments
Kana Takahashi - Flute
Kaori Tsutsui - Clarinet, Recorder
Tei Sena - Violin, Viola
Satoshi Hirata (Stella Lee Jones) - Guitar
Yoshihiro Kawagoe - Keyboard
Kiyotaka Tanabe - Drums
Yoko Ueno - Voice
Risa Oki - Voice
Takahide Horiko - Oboe
Hoshie - Cello

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ridge to heaven

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