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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Esprit d'Escalier "Esprit d'Escalier" EP


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. Intro - 01:20
2. Wolves - 5:11
3. Slavretin - 04:38   
4. Perspectives - 6:17

Line-up
Baptiste Bois : guitar, whistle, backing vocals
Matthieu Couffrant : drums
Vincent Lechner : bass, backing vocals
Rabusseau Renaud : guitar, lead vocals

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Ramage Inc "Under the skin"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
FormatCD, digital
Release dateSeptember 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. Blood Is Burning Red (2:31)
2. Under The Skin (5:47)
3. Overload (8:39)
4. Rhino (5:42)
5. Journey To Peace (4:47)
6. Pale Blue Dot (4:25)
7. Flood (3:49)
8. Rain (5:15)
9. Flames (6:10)
10. Strive (4:47)
11. At One With Many Mountains (5:40)
12. Alone (4:59)

Total Time 62:31

Line-up
Bryan Ramage - Vocals, Guitars
Hammy - Drums
Allan "Hef" Forsyth - Guitars
Marcin - Bass

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Bandcamp

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Telegraph "Mir"


Country: Israel
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 30, 2018 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Mir 0-1 (6:02)
2. Initiation (8:18)
3. Gravity (8:57)
4. Out There (8:52)
5. Claustrophobia (4:14)
6. Remote Control (14:51)

Total Time 51:14

Line-up
Avi Barak- drums, flute
Liran Herrnstadt - bass, vocals
Eze Sakson - keyboards
Tal Rubinstein - guitars, backing vocals

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Initiation  
Gravity   

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Saturday, September 29, 2018

Ovrfwrd "Blurring The Lines ...a democracy manifest"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: Rock Slacks Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 29, 2018 (CD, digital), February 2019 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Wretch (7:13)
2. Return to Splendor (5:54)
3. Kilauea (1:30)
4. The Trappers Daughter (4:12)
5. Forbidden Valley Opiate (4:45)
6. Cosmic Pillow (8:05)
7. Another Afterthought (3:54)
8. Handful of Infinity (3:08)
9. Taiga (4:01)
10.Mother Tongue (7:14)
11.Wretch Reprise (1:32)
12.Usul (4:47)

Total Time 54:15

Line-up
Rikki Davenport: Drums, Percussion
Kyle Lund: Bass
Mark Ilaug: Guitars
Chris Malmgren: Keyboards

Media/Samples 
Return to Splendor  
The Trapper's Daughter 
Mother Tongue (live) 

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Friday, September 28, 2018

Violette Sounds "Wild And Blue"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Haensel & Gretel/MIG Music - MIG70132
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 28, 2018
Tracklist
1. Firefog (4:43)
2. Sunday (3:28)
3. Sarumen (6:41)
4. Moon (5:07)
5. Beggars (5:33)
6. Too Bizzy To Love (7:07)
7. Open White (3:40)
8. How To Change (3:55)
9. Lately (4:34)
10. Love Train (4:06)
11. Death And Girlie (5:39)

Total Time 54:33

Line-up
Karl Henneberg - drums
Moritz Schippers - keyboards
Sascha Mans - bass
Henri Thönnissen - guitar
Axel Theorell - vocals

Media/Samples 
Stream 1
Stream 2  
Beggars

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Life To Those Shadows "Life To Those Shadows"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Via Nocturna - NOX107CD
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 28, 2018
Tracklist
1. Universe Within (0:56)
2. Ocean Mother (6:57)
3. Satori (1:34)
4. Intent (4:07)
5. Red (1:00)
6. Zenith Embodied Nature (3:46)
7. The Taste For The Infinite (4:44)
8. Drain The Blue (Down The Blues) (6:20)
9. Tempo, Eterno Vento (1:58)
10. Pirlimpsiquice (5:27)
11. Wreck.Age (1:03)
12. Soma (3:30)
13. Agni (7:00)
14. Mind Rebellion (1:14)
15. Luke In The Sky (19:59)

Total Time 69:35

Line-up
Igor Almeida: Drums, percussion, sound design, synthesizers and tribal chant
Thiago Viana: Acoustic and electric guitars, bass, lead vocals, string bells, synthesizers and tribal chant
   With
Gustavo Parreiras - theremin (1)
Lânio Araújo - overtone chanting (1), harsh vocals (6)
Luiz Camporez - ukulele (1), synthesizer (2, 4, 8), vocals (7, 10, 12, 15), tribal chant (7), guitar effects (7), acoustic guitar (8), electric guitar (10), bass (10, 12), lap steel guitar (12)
Victor Freitas - didgeridoo (1), banjo (8)
Carla Maiza - vocals (2)
Manuela Andrade - vocals (2, 12), soulful humming (8)
Marco Tülio Marquezini - percussion (2, 4)
Luiz Passagli - accordion (3, 8), harpsichord (4), piano (12, 13)
Marcelo Santana - harsh vocals (4), tribal chant (7)
Rafael Marinho - clean vocals (4, 10)
Thiago Marques - saxophone (4)
Raphael Rocha - synthesizers (7)
Arthur Bergamaschi - harsh vocals (8)
Danilo Marques - clean vocals (8, 10) acoustic guitar (8), brazilian ten-string guitar (10)
Pedro Cruz - clean vocals (8, 15), soulful humming (8)
Claudio Moreira - acoustic guitar (8)
Daniel Fargnoli - acoustic guitar (8)
Gina Davis - souful humming (8)
Gustavo Parreiras - ukulele (8)
Luiz Sangiorgio - flamenco chant (9)
Luka la Hara - flamenco guitar and forge (9)
Daniel Jaber - declamation and acting (14)
Ludmila Mascarenhas - narration (15)
Rafael Perpétuo - narration (15)
Rodrigo Fonseca - harsh vocals (15)

Description/Reviews
From heavy metal to progressive rock, immersed in cinema and literature, transposing from electronic to folk, recited to shouted verse, English to Portuguese, the accordion to the theremin, the soft to the noisy, primitive to aesthetic, suffering to catharsis, sorrow to hope; it is by contrast that the music of the band Life To Those Shadows shows its identity. 
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Wang Wen "Invisible City"


Country: China
Genre(s): Instrumental Post Rock
Label: Pelagic Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 28, 2018
Tracklist
1. Daybreak (8:13)
2. Stone Scissors (10:34)
3. Mail from the River (6:19)
4. Lost in Train Station (7:34)
5. Solo Dance (5:15)
6. Bamboo Crane (4:06)
7. Silenced Dalian (8:35)
8. Outro (4:17)

Total Time 54:53

Line-up
Xie Yugang
Geng Xin
Xu Zengzheng
Zhou Lianjiang
Zhang Yanfeng
Huang Kai

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3 tracks

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Tauk "Shapeshifter II: Outbreak"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion, Funk
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 28, 2018
Tracklist
1. Prelude. (0:47)
2. Recreational Outrage. (5:16)
3. CMF 9000. (6:04)
4. Checkmate. (5:26)
5. Convoy. (5:42)
6. Not Your Nemesis. (5:03)
7. Let It Ride. (5:11)
8. Ratchet. (4:12)
9. Pioneer. (5:59)
10. Pitter Pattern. (6:26)
11. Upside Down. (6:10)

Total Time 56:16

Line-up
Matt Jalbert - Guitar
Charlie Dolan - Bass
Alric “A.C.” Carter - Keyboards
Isaac Teel - Drums

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Bandcamp

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Side Effects "Descending Rabbit Holes"


Country: Croatia
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Rockshots Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 28, 2018
Tracklist
01. Don’t Contradict The Fates
02. In The Shadow Of A Crumbled Fort
03. Scratch The Surface
04. Colorblind
05. Don’t Turn Away
06. Diversion
07. The Siren Song
08. Hideout
09. Obituary of Common Sense
10. Lint
11. Recoil

Line-up
Ivan Mihaljevic: Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Alen Frljak : Drums

Description/Reviews
The energetic eargasmic trio SIDE EFFECTS brings progressive arrangements enhanced with a fusion of powerfully delivered intricate drum parts, fierce bass, virtuoso guitars and poetic lyrics.

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In The Shadow Of A Crumbled Fort

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Riverside "Waste7and"


Country: Poland
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelInsideOut (world), Mystic Production (Poland)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 28, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Day After
2. Acid Rain
3. Vale Of Tears
4. Guardian Angel
5. Lament
6. The Struggle For Survival
7. River Down Below
8. Wasteland
9. The Night Before

Line-up
Mariusz Duda - vocal, acoustic and electric guitar, bass, piccolo bass, banjo
Michał Łapaj - keyboards and Hammond Organ
Piotr Kozieradzki - drums
   With
Mateusz Owczarek - guitar solo

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Vale Of Tears
Lament 
River Down Below

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The Lady Creation "The Lady Creation"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive/Math Rock
Format: digital
Release date: September 28, 2018
Tracklist

1. Beans And Chowder (2:44)
2. Gnome Palace (3:47)
3. The Leaning Green (4:34)
4. When Did She Lose The Appendage? (9:10)
5. On Kilter (0:41)
6. Hyperbole Accusation (4:56)
7. Unknown Remedy To Sadness (12:32)

Total Time 38:24


Line-up
Cameron Driver - Drums
Ryan Thaw - Bass
Bennett Goergen - Guitar

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Samples

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The Perceiver "Condition"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: September 28, 2018
Tracklist
1 - Reverie (02:12)
2 - Aftermath (06:38)
3 - The Glass City (04:31)
4 - Resurrect (05:46)
5 - Dead to the World (05:02)
6 - Anamnesis (05:04)
7 - Condition (02:18)
8 - Sinners (03:55)
9 - Shapeless (07:03)
10 - Lucid (04:54)
11 - Voyager (12:10)

Line-up
Mark Tully - Vocals
Jake Saravay - Guitars
Enoc Ramirez - Bass

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North of South "New Latitudes"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Rockshots Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 28, 2018
Tracklist
1.- The Human Equation
2.- Nobody Knows
3.- Balanced Paradox
4.- Before We Die
5.- Crystal Waters
6.- There’s No Glamour In Death
7.- Time Will Tell
8.- Faith Is Not Hope66
9.- Montreux

Line-up
Chechu Nos - Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Drum Programming, Keyboards, Synths
    With
María G. Beberide - Backing Vocals (1-3)

Description/Reviews
Spain's NORTH OF SOUTH proposes a not-easy-to-classify metal that could be labeled as Progressive Metal with Jazz, Death, Pop and Latin influences.
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The Human Equation

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Sarcophagus Now "Sarcophagus Now"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: September 28, 2018
Tracklist
1. Claw Of Crab Part 1 (3:39)
2. Claw Of Crab Part 2 (7:40)
3. Temple Siege (8:12)
4. Hibernation Man (10:02)
5. Osmosis (13:08)

Total Time 42:41

Line-up
Johannes Behndig: Keyboards, Guitar
Markus Boström: Keyboards, Guitar
Gustav Kieri: Guitar
Torkel Holmström Ljung: Bass
Kristofer Granström: Drums

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Black Strat Band "Absence"


Country: Greece
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: September 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Nostalgia (3:29)
2. Personal Demons (6:07)
3. Dead End (6:47)
4. Lost In The Sea (In Memory Of Aylan Kurdi) (8:24)
5. Absence (9:35)
6. The Unexpected Guest (4:53)
7. Darkness (5:27)
8. Rough Times (7:06)

Total Time 51:48

Line-up
Nic Sellas: Guitars, Vocals
Alex Sotirianos: Keyboards, Vocals (5), Backing Vocals
Bill Koskinas: Bass
Kostas Soueref: Drums, Vocals (6)
    With
Alex Soueref: Voice (4)
Kleomenis Evangellopoulos: Backing Vocals

Media/Samples 
Stream
Preview

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Overworld Dreams "Voyage"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Childhood Friend (9:21)
2. Child Of Dreams (6:01)
3. Seeking The Unknown (1:10)
4. The Puzzle (7:41)
5. Voyage To Castilia (7:16)
6. Something Is Out There (1:31)
7. Life Dream (4:43)
8. Eye For An Eye (4:31)
9. Vanishing Masses (2:30)
10. The Incredible Melting Man (3:28)

Total Time 48:12

Line-up
Ken Walker - Keyboards, Vocals
Chris Parsons - Bass
Randy Sandmann - Guitars
Matt Maugeri - Guitars, Vocals
Liz Holder - Vocals, Keyboards

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Samples
Stream

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Enharmonic Khaos "Endure the Pain"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: September 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. Symmetric Equality (3:56)
2. Irrational Drives (4:26)
3. Paradigms (3:10)
4. Chaotic Evolution (5:40)
5. The Shift (9:54)
6. Unbiased Dichotomy (2:32)
7. Erratic (4:35)
8. Endure The Pain (8:32)

Total Time 42:45

Line-up
Pedro Farinazzo - everything

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My First Death Ray "We Lost the Sky"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Instrumental Space Rock
Format: digital
Release date: September 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. Galactic Beasts (4:52)
2. Rockhopper (5:29)
3. Tired Light (4:17)
4. The Cosmos Hates You (3:56)
5. A Touch Of Dread (5:32)
6. Space Drifting (Interlude) (1:52)
7. Megatronic Laser Pulse (4:42)
8. Ecliptic Trepidation (7:02)
9. Ancient Seeding (5:01)
10. Abandon Sol (5:14)
11. Finding Frank (4:39)

Total Time 52:36

Line-up
Jakob XP Brunnbauer
Jamie O'Brien

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Behind Closed Doors "Metanoia"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: September 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. Any (time + Where) (6:40)
2. Frozen Gods (5:07)
3. String Theory (3:59)
4. Terra Damnata (7:38)
5. Sine Here (5:50)
6. Pulmo (1:34)
7. Psora (5:54)
8. Ra.s.i.h.d. (3:16)
9. The Interview (5:18)
10. Viva La Devolucion (7:29)
11. Timoka (6:37)

Total Time 59:22

Line-up
Christoph Teuschel - guitars, programming, visual concepts
Fred Jacobsson - bass, synth
Peter Somos - drums, percussion

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Monday, September 24, 2018

The Astral Cadence "Paradigm"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: September 24, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Alchemist (5:03)
2. Jenga (3:49)
3. Fires Go Out ,Remain (5:01)
4. Disso (3:16)
5. Captain Jane (7:21)
6. State Of Ambuigity (4:58)
7. The Walker (5:54)
8. Time Machine (4:52)

Total Time 40:14

Line-up
Sean Washington - Guitars
Dennis Lars Torrent - Bass
Bill Angelini - Drums

Description/Reviews
From the first listen you can tell this is a band that aims to set itself apart. With the beautiful guitar work, silky bass lines, and super skillful drumming, the band brings a tasteful chaos to progressive music that few others have lately. The music on Paradigm is study in meshing genres, but keeping the feel and emotion out front. True, it has plenty of bangers that call to mind the best bands in the scene like Between The Buried and Me, Scale The Summit, TesseracT, early days Intronaut, Animals As Leaders, Glass Cloud, The Contortionist, Aviations and more. However, some of the best moments on the album are parts that pull you in with sweet bass licks or Jazz-inflected guitar passages.
Read the full review by Keith Chachkes at ghostcultmag.com

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Etereotopía "3, 2, 1..."


Country: Mexico
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: September 24, 2018
Tracklist
1. Etereotopía (6:16)
2. Riff no. 1 en E menor op. 1 (4:56)
3. 3 pt. 1 (9:13)
4. Etude di Basso Elettrico no.1 in D major, op. 2 (2:51)
5. Café Expreso (3:47)
6. Po-pó de Perro (4:30)
7. Van gong (2:55)
8. 2 pt. 2 (2:22)
9. 1 pt. 3 (15:03)
10. Finale (1:19)

Total Time 53:12

Line-up
Sebastián Meneses Vega - Guitar (1, 2, 5, 7), Keboards (3, 6, 8, 9), Voice (1, 6)
Mariano Meneses Vega - Guitar (3, 6, 7, 9), Keyboards (1, 2, 5), Voice (1, 6, 9)
Fausto Chazaro Pinto - Bass Guitar, Voice (1, 6, 9)
Marcos Vivas Martínez - Drums

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Albion "You'll Be Mine"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Lynx Music
Format: CD
Release date: September 22, 2018
Tracklist
1.  Call it a sin (3:06)
2.  Lullaby (6:50)
3.  Does anybody count (4:26)
4.  Lady Death (6:02)
5.  You`ll be mine (8:23)
6.  Doubt (5:08)
7.  Hell (9:50)

Total time: 43:45
Line-up
Anna Batko - vocals
Jerzy Georgius Antczak - guitars, keyboards, vocals
Paweł Konieczny - bass
Rafał Paszcz - drums, loop sequences programming

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Call it a sin

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Chronicles "Breathing New Life"



Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 22, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Lost Wandered (5:52)
2. Breathing New Life (5:46)
3. Ghost Of The Past (5:42)
4. Desperate And Down (4:54)
5. Run (6:59)
6. Dead Man's Insight (3:49)
7. Sanctuary (8:39)

Total Time 41:41

Line-up
Matt Dms - Vocals
Mathieu Larroudé - Guitar
Thomas Barrasso - Guitar
Vincent Camontes - Bass
Jean - Drums

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Bandcamp

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Voivod "The Wake"


Country: Canada
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelCentury Media
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 21, 2018
Tracklist
1. Obsolete Beings (5:34)
2. The End Of Dormancy (7:42)
3. Orb Confusion (6:00)
4. Iconspiracy (5:15)
5. Spherical Perspective (7:41)
6. Event Horizon (6:10)
7. Always Moving (5:11)
8. Sonic Mycelium (12:24)

Total Time 55:57

Line-up
Denis “Snake” Belanger – Vocals
Daniel “Chewy“ Mongrain – Guitar
Dominic “Rocky” Laroche – Bass
Michel "Away" Langevin – Drums

Media/Samples 
Obsolete Beings
Always Moving 

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Civic Soma "Hybris"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Psychedelic
Label: Boersma Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 21, 2018
Tracklist
1. Deserted (7:32)
2. Cosmic Office Of Coincidence (7:55)
3. Riddled (4:41)
4. Overture (2:32)
5. Ataraxium (9:24)
6. Pawn Takes Pawn (4:49)
7. Answers (7:41)
8. Soma Berenices (11:32)

Total Time 56:06

Line-up
Martin Schulz - guitar
Marc Borchert - vocals
Arne Horstmann - bass
Simon V. Schmitz - keys
Marc Rinderspacher - drums

Media/Samples 
Trailer
Deserted 
Riddled 

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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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Dead Letter Circus "Dead Letter Circus"


Country: Australia
Genre(s)Progressive Alternative Rock
Label: Rise Records, BMG
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 21, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Armour You Own
2. The Real You
3. Change
4. Running Out Of Time
5. We Own The Light
6. Heartline
7. Ladders For Leaders
8. Trade Places
9. Say It Won’t Be Long
10. Home

Line-up
Kim Benzie - Vocals
Clint Vincent - Guitar
Stewart Hill - Bass
Luke Williams - Drums
Luke Palmer- Guitar

Media/Samples 
The Armour You Own
The Real You

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Seasons of Time "Welcome to the Unknown"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital 
Release date: September 21, 2018
Tracklist
1. Toward the Horizon
2. Plans to Make Plans
3. Dreams of a Madman
4. Joana
5. Driven to Drive
6. The Last Ship

Total Time 52:57

Line-up
Dirk Berger: Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Florian Wenzel: Guitars
Julian Hielscher: Drums
    With:
Marco Grühn: Drums (2)
Christina Mielke: Backing Vocals (2)

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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Earthling Society "MO - The Demon"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Psychedelic, Space Rock, Krautrock
Label: Riot Reason - REPOSELP070
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: September 21, 2018
Tracklist
1. Mo - The Demon - Main Theme (7:36)
2. King Boxer (4:04)
3. Inauguration Of The Buddha Dome (3:32)
4. Mountains Of Bliss (2:02)
5. Super Holy Monk Defeats Black Magic Motherfucker (6:56)
6. Spring Snow (10:48)
7. Jetavina Grove (8:32)

Total time: 43:30

Line-up
Fred Laird - Vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, harmonizer guitar, marimba, mellotron and drones
Kim Allen - Bass
Jon Blacow - Drums, tablas and congas
   With:
Bomi Seo - Vocals (6)

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Toby Driver "They Are The Shield"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Art Rock, Post Rock
Label: Blood Music
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: September 21, 2018
Tracklist
01. Anamnesis Park
02. Glyph
03. 470 Nanometers
04. Scaffold Of Digital Snow
05. Smoke-Scented Mycelium
06. The Knot

Line-up
Toby Driver (maudlin of the Well, Kayo Dot) -  guitar, keys, voice
     With
Brian Chase - drums
Conrad Harris - violin
Pauline Kim Harris - violin
Kelly Moran - piano
Bridget Bellavia - voice (4)
Description/Reviews
...it seems that Driver is keen on exploring the directions first laid out in Madonnawhore in a different light. The result can be clearly heard on “Glyph”, ... it has that album’s distinctive troubadour mark but accompanied by composition that’s way weirder and more unsettling. 
Read the full description at heavyblogisheavy.com

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Glyph

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Sumac "Love In Shadow"



Country: USA/Canada
Genre(s)Post Metal, Sludge, Doom
Label: Thrill Jockey
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 21, 2018
Tracklist
1). The Task
2). Attis’ Blade
3). Arcing Silver
4). Ecstasy of Unbecoming

Line-up
Aaron Turner (Isis, Old Man Gloom, Mamiffer) - guitars, vocals
Nick Yacyshyn (Baptist) - drums
Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch, These Arms Are Snakes) - bass

Description/Reviews
This is a dense and initially daunting record. Comprised of four mind-boggling complex tracks, ranging from the relatively brisk twelve minutes of “Arcing Silver” to the massive opening statement of “The Task” which slowly unfurls over twenty-two hypnotic minutes, “Love In Shadow” is not an easy ride but hugely rewarding.
Read the full review by Charlie Butler at thesludgelord.blogspot.com

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Madder Mortem "Marrow"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Eclectic Progressive Metal
Label: Dark Essence Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 21, 2018
Tracklist
01. Untethered
02. Liberator
03. Moonlight Over Silver White
04. Until You Return
05. My Will Be Done
06. Far From Home
07. Marrow
08. White Snow, Red Shadows
09. Stumble On
10. Waiting To Fall
11. Tethered

Line-up
Agnete M. Kirkevaag - Vocals
BP. M. Kirkevaag - Guitars, percussion, vocals
Richard Wikstrand - Guitar
Tormod L. Moseng - Bass
Mads Solås - Drums, percussion, vocals

Description/Reviews
Everything from progressive rock to Scandinavian-inspired folk, and from avant-garde to doom metal gets an airing. The textures, tones, emotions and atmospheres can vary greatly, often within individual songs. And yet, the final product manages to remain cohesive and never disjointed. Equally, I find the music to be fresh-sounding, remaining modern and relevant in today’s metal world.
Read the full review at manofmuchmetal.com

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Karma Rassa "Vesna​.​.​. Snova Vesna"


Country: Russia
Genre(s): Atmospheric Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: September 21, 2018
Tracklist
1. Vesna - 08:20
2. Leto - 07:40
3. Osen' - 07:58
4. Zima - 09:21
5. Snova Vesna - 08:54

Line-up
Nagual – vocals, bass, acoustic guitars, keys programming, choirs
Naar – guitars
Idegen – guitars, sax
Albe – drums, percussions
   With:
Anastasia Nester – flute
Anni – grand piano (1)

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Prognosis "Definition"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 21, 2018
Tracklist
1. High Road (5:32)
2. Echoes (6:18)
3. Isolation (1:18)
4. Downfall (5:47)
5. Repentance (0:55)
6. The Sycophant (5:41)
7. Legacy (0:59)
8. Waste (7:52)
9. Drones (5:14)
10. High Road (5:32)

Total Time 45:08

Line-up
Danny Daemon - Bass & Vocals
Phil Weller - Guitar & Vocals
Christian Hickson - Guitar & Vocals
Dan Webster - Drums

Description/Reviews
Definition is the type of record to open weary eyes to some metal that genuinely just rocks. Or slays. Whichever goofy metal go-to you want. Point being, Prognosis do their thing with swinging grooves and lyrics that exist as individual stories; a selection of short stories based on these tracks will follow the record in the near future. Riffs and rhythmic tinkering are big parts of the wholly ‘metal’ metal that Prognosis unleash on their debut.
Read the full review by Matt MacLennan at heavyblogisheavy.com

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Jet Black Sea "The Overview Effect"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: FREIA Music
FormatCD, digital
Release date: September 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Escape Velocity (4:12)
2. The Overview Effect (35:49)
3. Home [E.D.L.] (5:38)
Line-up
Adrian Jones (Nine Stones Close) : drones, electric & acoustic guitars, guitar synthesizer, bass guitar & whisper
Michel Simons: programming
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Adrian 'Aio' O'Shaughnessy (Nine Stones Close) : vocals
Christiaan Bruin (Sky Architect, The Black Codex, Adeia, Inventions, Nine Stones Close): drums (3)

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Horizon Watchers "IV"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: September 20, 2018
Tracklist
1. Horizon Watchers (8:32)
2. Jungle Walk (4:02)
3. Happy Morning (3:01)
4. Gangsta Date (3:44)
5. Sunny Holidays (3:36)
6. Man-Machine Chaos (3:50)
7. Perambulation In The Red Light District (3:55)
8. Shang Hai (4:10)
9. Lonely Evening (3:30)
10. Is There Any Love In You (5:00)
11. Some Relief (2:50)
12. Gentlemen Blues (4:43)
13. Watchers' Pastoral (2:34)

Total Time 53:27

Line-up
Yvalain Debodinance - bass, drums, guitars, programming
Juha Hintikka - flutes, recorder, clarinet, sax
Remco Heemskerk - guitar

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Leyenda Mística "Leyenda Mistica"


Country: Mexico
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: September 19, 2018
Tracklist
1. Leyenda Mística(2:11)
2. El Flechador Del Cielo (5:01)
3. Pájaro De 400 Voces (5:54)
4. La Llorona (8:59)
5. Mujer Dormida, Montaña Humeante (7:24)
6. Presagio De Traicion (4:54)
7. Preludio Del Nahual (1:40)
8. Leyenda En Carne (8:27)
9. La Peregrinación Azteca (13:27)
10. Créditos (1:05)

Total Time 59:02

Line-up
Anton Diego Matus - Vocals, Keyboards
Francesc Messeguer Lavin - Guitars
Jorge Mayer - Drums
Yussel Drajen - Bass

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Aton Five "Solarstalgia"


Country: Russia
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: September 18, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Dreadnought (6:33)
2. Journey (8:26)
3. Time (9:24)
4. A Chain Of Events (5:42)
5. Milky Way Incident (13:25)
6. Death? (1:31)
7. The Endless Desert (17:37)

Total Time 62:38

Line-up
Daniil Bosak – synths, Rhodes piano, accordion
Alexander "Ritchie" Seleznev – guitars, percussion
Dmitry Smirnov – drums
Mikhail Zenkov – bass, percussion
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Anton Ablov – organ (5)
Georgiy Stefanov, Ivan Stefanov and Yana Shumskaya - voices

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The Harvest Colour "Turn to Blue"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Metal
Formatdigital
Release date: September 18, 2018
Tracklist
1. Turn To Blue (4:14)
2. Shanghai (3:41)
3. Green Devil (5:17)
4. Soul Siphon (5:45)
5. Animism (4:30)
6. Heal (6:02)
7. Of Shifting Sands (7:28)

Total Time 36:57

Line-up
Gabe Mangold - Guitars, Synth
Ron Rekowski - Bass
Paul Campbell - Percussion


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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Light Damage "Numbers"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelProgressive Promotion Records - PPRCD066
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 15, 2018
Tracklist
1. Number 261
2. Bloomed
3. From Minor To Sailor
4. Little Dark One
5. Phantom Twin
6. Untitled

Line-up
Nicholas-John Dewez : lead vocals, Theremini, additionnal guitars
Frédérik Hardy : bass guitars, bass pedal, backing vocals
Stéphane Lecocq : lead guitars
Sébastien Pérignon : keyboards
Christophe Szczyrk : drums
   With:
Charlie Bertrand : musical box (6)
Astrid Gallez : flutes (3)
Marie-Noël Mouton : vocals (6)
Judith Lecuit : cellos (4, 6)
Marilyn Placek : vocals (1,3)
Dominique Poncin : double bass (4, 6)
Margot Poncin : violin (4, 6)

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Zacht Automaat "Memory Of The World"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Krautrock, Retro Prog
Label: Alicia's Klassic Kool Shoppe (vinyl)
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: September 15, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Cavern Pts I,II,III & IV (8:38)
2. The View From Inside (4:49)
3. For Zappi And Jean (4:09)
4. Fake It Till You Make It (3:27)
5. It Doesn't Matter What You Say (It Matters What You Do) (5:23)
6. Wall Of Sand (2:46)
7. Memory Of The World (4:53)

Total Time 34:05

Line-up
Carl Didur - organ, drums, bass, guitars, osc
Michael McLean - bass, guitar, incidentals
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Louis Percival - drums (3)

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Lifestream "Diary"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Lizard Records - LIZARD CD 0140
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 15, 2018
Tracklist
1. Dreamer (6:51)
2. Built From The Inside (6:15)
3. The Shy Tree (8:48)
4. Sound Of The Earth (6:26)
5. Discoveries (9:51)
6. Whispers (6:20)
7. Over The Rippling Waters (15:45)
8. Diary (9:10)

Total Time 69:26

Line-up
Alberto Vuolato: lead and rhythm guitars
Andrea Franceschini: piano, keyboards
Andrea Cornuti: bass
Paolo Tempesti: drums, vocals

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Syndone "Mysoginia"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: Ma.Ra.Cash records - MRC074
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 15, 2018
Tracklist
1. Medea (3:38)
2. Red Shoes (4:00)
3. Caterina (6:38)
4. 12 Minuti (6:00)
5. Evelyn (4:22)
6. Mysoginia (2:58)
7. Women (3:49)
8. No Sin (6:33)
9. Amalia (5:58)

Total Time 43:56

Line-up
Nick Comoglio – juno dist., Hammond, moog
Riccardo Ruggeri – vocals, vocoder
Marta Caldara – vibraphone, xilophone, percussion
Gigi Rivetti – piano, electric piano, moog, clavinet
Maurino Dellacqua – bass, taurus
Martino Malacrida – drums
   With
Vittorio De Scalzi - flute
Gigi Venegoni - electric guitar
Viola Nocenzi – vocals
Coro dei Piccoli Cantori di Torino, conducted by M* Carlo Pavese - choir
Budapest Scoring Symphonic Orchestra, conducted by M* Francesco Zago

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