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Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Manugen "Maximum Times"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: October 31, 2018
Tracklist
1. Snappy Toast (4:49)
2. Terminator Model T-666 (2:52)
3. Thunders (3:20)
4. Dude From Wales (3:05)
5. Peachy (3:20)
6. Lalala Papapa (2:52)
7. Space Mom (2:43)
8. Funky Monkey (3:07)
9. FOOTBALLO (1:11)
10. Hing Long House (2:28)
11. Elados Bananos (2:10)
12. Grojvy (3:49)
13. Promenaden (4:49)
14. Flute Song (2:57)
15. Twang (4:10)
16. El Paseo (2:28)

Total Time 50:10

Line-up
Thomas “Eugen” Hellgren: Bass, keyboards, Lego piano
Manuel “Mano” Lewys: Guitars, keyboards, flatulence
   With:
Morgan Ågren (Matts/Morgan, Kaipa, Simon Steensland): Drums, percussion
Pwnosaurus Rex: Guitars (3)
Sanna Nyberg Hellgren: Flutes (14)

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La Société des Timides à la Parade des Oiseaux "L’Empreinte"


Country: France
Genre(s)Avant Prog
LabelAzafrán Media - AP 1834
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 31, 2018
Tracklist
1. Offre Spéciale de Lancement de la Chute (13:55)
2. La Vallée des Empreintes (8:05)
3. 30 000  Fois (9:26)
4. Les Liquidateurs (27:59)

Total Time 59:25

Line-up
JimB : guitar, voice
Patrice Babin : drums, percussions
Benoît Delaune : bass (3), cello (3)
Guillaume Dubreu : bass (1,2,4), cello (1,4), trombone (4)
Christophe Gautheur : synth, clarinet, voice
Pascal Godjikian : vocals, lyrics
Johann Mazé : trumpet (2,3), piston flute (2)
Eric Roger : trumpet (4)

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Manna/Mirage "Rest Of The World"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Avant Prog, Fusion, Canterbury
Label: New House Music ‎– NH05
Format: CD
Release date: October 31, 2018
Tracklist
1. Catawampus (7:32)
2. Zed He Said (4:22)
3. Alchemist In The Parlor (3:56)
4. 30 Degrees Of Freedom (7:18)
5. Gonzalo's Paints (2:42)
6. Miracle Walking (3:14)
7. Mini Hugh (4:44)
8. That Awful Sky (4:49)

Total Time 38:37

Line-up
Dave Newhouse (The Muffins, Diratz) - keyboards, saxophones, percussion, woodwings, doumbek, bass drum, accordion
Sean Rickman - drums (1,2,3,4,5,7)
Mark Stanley - guitars (1,4)
Bret Hart (Diratz) - guitars (8), ebow (8)
Jerry King - guitars (2), basses (2), lyrics (2), NS bass (3)
Forest Fang - violin (3)
Derek Higgins - bass (5)
Guy Segers (Univers Zero) - bass (7)
Billy Swann (The Muffins) - double bass (8), bass (8)
William Jungwirth - drums (8)
Greg Segal - bells (3), tiny cymbals (3), klickety klacker (3)
Michele King - vocals (2)
Carla Diratz (Diratz) - vocals (3)

Media/Samples 
Catawampus
Mini Hugh

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Puppet "Ignorant Immortals"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: October 31, 2018
Tracklist
1. Caveat (4:31)
2. Amongst Thieves (4:59)
3. Krom (3:37)
4. Spiders (5:10)
5. Obsidian (4:21)
6. Circle (5:47)
7. Invisible Hands (4:22)
8. Shift-Phased (5:23)

Total Time 38:10

Line-up
Jake Bartoli - vocals, guitar
Darren Zunde - bass
Victor Karwacki - drums

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Bandcamp

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Farzad Golpayegani "Eight"


Country: Iran/USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: October 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. Bliss  (5:31)
2. Obey  (5:33)
3. Reclaim  (4:08)
4. One Step Closer / (7:29)
5. All That I Get / (5:03)
6. Evil Genius / (4:48)
7. Leave All Behind / (5:17)
8. Invincible / (6:42)
9. Diverge / (4:30)

Total Time 49:01

Line-up
Farzad Golpayegani: Vocals, 7-String Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, 5-String Violin, Bass Guitar and Programming

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Samples

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Etterna "Chaotic"


Country: Slovakia
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Sliptrick Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Grand Opening (1:09)
2. Swan (4:28)
3. Secreto En Fragopolis (3:29)
4. This Moment (3:44)
5. My Guidance Home (4:20)
6. Before Our Lives (4:38)
7. The Independent Dreamland (5:34)
8. Demon (4:14)
9. Betrayed Love (6:14)
10. Desert Ruins (5:54)
11. Secreto En Fragopolis (Radio Edit) (3:28)

Total Time 47:12

Line-up
Ady Hnat – Vocals
Adam Maňko – Lead Guitar
Feral Inferis – Rhythm Guitar
Peter Jakub – Bass
Tomáš Višňovský – Drums

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Organ: "Everything Is Pared Down. Minimal Expectations."


Country: Italy/Norway
Genre(s): Eclectic Progressive Rock/Metal, Black Metal
Label: Duplicate Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 30, 2018 (CD, digital), Winter 2018/2019 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. I (1:14)
2. II (7:27)
3. III (5:36)
4. IV (7:15)
5. V (1:27)
6. VI (5:11)
7. VII (3:49)
8. VIII (7:18)
9. IX (5:38)

Total Time 44:55

Line-up
Kekoz - Bass, Guitars
Janos - Drums, Synth
Jarle - Guitars, Bass, Synth

Description/Reviews
Black metal. Progressive rock. And everything inbetween. The debut (and sole?) album of
Italian / Norwegian trio ORGAN: is just that – a cornucopia of sounds derived from and inspired by an incredible wealth of sources. Impossible to narrow down to a specific genre, «Everything is pared down. Minimal Expectations» finds itself sitting comfortably outside practical convention. It is simply music - sometimes abrasive, often beautiful - yet always fascinating and inspired. ORGAN: unite the past, present and future, as childhood memories blend with road-weary contemplation and universal wonder.
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Atrium "The Equation of Beauty"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Formatdigital
Release date: October 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. Komorebi   
2. Petrichor: The Materialization of Optimal Proportions    
3. Jayus    
4. Golden Ratio   
5. The Pareto Effect   
6. Etch-A-Sketch Nightmare   
7. Ubiquity   
8. Somethingness   
9. Translucence   
10. 137.5°   
11. Sphericons   
12. Carry the Zero   
13. Petrichor: Obstinate Beauty   
14. Well Done, You're Lost   
15. No Two are the Same   
16. Infinite Squiggles in a Finite Space

Line-up
Vincent R. Ochoa - everything
   Except
Tyler Hauser - first solo (1)
Denis Roth (Their Dogs Were Astronauts) - solo (3)

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Monday, October 29, 2018

Terras Paralelas "Entre Dois Mundos"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: October 29, 2018
Tracklist
1. Infinito Cósmico (6:55)
2. Do Abismo ao Triunfo (6:41)
3. Bom Presságio (8:06)
4. Espirais e Labirintos (8:08)
5. Nossa Jornada Interior (8:34)
6. Entre Dois Mundos (9:21)

Total Time 47:45

Line-up
Ricardo Palombo - Guitar
Rafael Ghisleni - Drums
Leonardo Mello Viana- Bass

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Bandcamp (name your price)

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Universe Effects "Desolation"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 29, 2018
Tracklist
1 - Desolation (03:12)
2 - Wasteland (07:49)
3 - Oblivious (05:54)
4 - Fading Light (11:22)
5 - The Library Pt. I Departure (05:15)
6 - The Library Pt. II The Garden Of Lights (07:01)
7 - The Library Pt. III Corruption (08:21)
8 - The Library Pt. IV Collapse (06:22)
9 - The Library Pt. V Resurgeance (11:10)

Line-up
Gabriel Antoine Vallée - Lead Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Francis Grégoire - Keyboards, Orchestrations, Back Vocals
Gabriel Cyr - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Back Vocals
Dominic Tapin-Brousseau - Bass
Philippe Pouliot - Drums

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Dean Baker "Constellations"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Electronica, Progressive Rock
Label: Avalon Records, Oskar Productions -  OSKAR 1082 CD
Format: CD, digital
Release date:  October 29, 2018 (digital), November 5, 2018 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Le Chat Qui Pêche (9.14)
2. Off the Shoulder of Orion (4.35)
3. Here and Now (4.40)
4. Modular Seasons (3.51)
5. Clouded Hills (5.56)
6. New Horizons (5.41)
7. Nuda Veritas (4.09)
8. Engelbrecht (3.37)
9. Constellations (4.24)
10. Impression No.8 (9.01)

Line-up
Dean Baker (Galahad) - Keyboards
   With
Stu Nicholson(Galahad) - Vocals (3, 7, 9)
Lee Abraham (Galahad) - Guitar (8)
Anastasia Coburg - Vocals (6)

Description/Reviews
The album is paying homage to some of the pioneering synthesizer artists of the 1970s but it is also still very much a Dean Baker vision incorporating modern production values and Dean’s very own musical slant on modern electronic music.
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Moongarden "Align Myself to the Universe"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: AMS
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 29, 2018
Tracklist
1. Here Now (7:02)
2. Step After Step (6:26)
3. Run (4:10)
4. The Golden Circle (2:56)
5. Planet of the Absurd (5.:17)
6. The Immutability (12:07)
   I) The Immutable (3:22)
   II) Acqua Terra Fuoco Aria (6:13)
   III) OM (2:32)
7. Shiva (6:00)
8. The Union (2:14)

Total Time 46:12

Line-up
Simone Baldini Tosi - vocals, violin
David Cremoni (Submarine Silence) - 6 & 12 strings electric guitars, acoustic guitars
Dimitri Sardini - 6 & 7 strings electric guitars
Cristiano Roversi (Submarine Silence, Catafalchi del Cyber, CCLR) - keyboards, guitars, programming
Mirko Tagliasacchi - 4 & 5 strings electric basses, fretless bass
Mattia Scolfaro - drums, percussion
  With:
Matteo Bertolini (Catafalchi del Cyber) - soundscapes guitar (4)
Andrea Chimenti - vocals (3)
Maurizio di Tollo (La Maschera Di Cera) - backing vocals (3)

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Sunday, October 28, 2018

Pet Shark "Carnivore Cruises"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 28, 2018
Tracklist
1. Carnivore Cruises (8:10)
2. Gypsy (4:42)
3. Eagles As Allies (7:23)
4. Paws (2:50)
5. Dancing On A Burrito (5:07)
6. I Cannot Breathe (10:51)
7. 65 Roses (8:44)

Total Time 47:47

Line-up
Keith Moreland - guitar
Ted Morton - drums, percussion, keyboards, sound effects
Matt Bissonette - bass

Media/Samples 
Samples
Stream 

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Melinda & Maciek "Jazz Frit" EP


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: La bel netlabel
Format: digital
Release date: October 28, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Chase - 04:22   
2. Zawsze - 04:00   
3. Persistence - 05:17   
4. Quick Turn - 02:06

Line-up
Melinda Ligeti – piano, synth, bass
Maciek Cieslak – drums, vocal

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp (name your price)

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Mechanism "Entering The Invisible Light"


Country: Poland
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Metal
FormatCD, digital
Release date: October 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. I (1:35)
2. Blindness (5:50)
3. III (0:37)
4. Mon(k)ey Business (4:58)
5. V (1:14)
6. Authority As The Truth (10:26)
7. Chemicals (7:00)
8. VIII (0:36)
9. The Grand Confusion, Pt. 1 (5:54)
10. The Grand Confusion, Pt. 2 (Truth As The Authority) (6:32)
11. Entering The Invisible Light (4:54)

Total Time 49:36

Line-up
Rafał Stefanowski - vocals
Michał Cywiński - guitars
Artur Olkowicz - bass
Adrian Łukaszewski - drums

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Bandcamp

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Spurge "Spurge"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. A Pile Of Ivory Shapes (8:25)
2. Circadian Rhythm (4:08)
3. Shrink Marks (4:27)
4. Side B (0:08)
5. America (3:31)
6. River (3:26)
7. Side C (0:44)
8. Spurge, The Live Takes (30:49)

Total Time 55:38

Line-up
Jen Hodges - bass, guitar, drums, banjo, didgeridoo, keyboard, vocals, cajon, vibes
Dom Gryzbon - guitar
Charles Von Kanel - guitar
Marlon Scofield - drums
Dan Berson - vocals
Mark Taylor - vocals
Shujaa - bowls, chimes
Eddie Coldfingers - guitar
Jonathan Warren - fiddle

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Elephant Tôk "Sitting with Bull"


Country: France
Genre(s): Zeuhl, Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Avant Prog
Label: D3P Productions
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 27, 2018 (CD), November 14, 2018 (digital)
Tracklist
Sands:
1. Mirage. (1:38)
2. Sables Et Dunes. (5:06)
3. Sables Et Vents. (4:12)
4. Memoire Du Vent. (3:21)

Sitting with Bull:
5. La Grande Prairie. (3:04)
6. Let Me Leave. (7:49)
7. Resilience. (4:12)
8. I'm Not There. (3:54)

Ding Ding:
9. Berceuse. (3:47)
10. What I Saw. (3:41)
11. Twinkling. (5:04)
12. Anything What I Saw. (1:52)

Total Time 47:40

Line-up
Daniel Jeand’heur (One Shot) - drums, percussion, voice, keyboards
Philippe Meunier - guitar
Basile Mouton - bass
Romain Nassini - Fender Rhodes, keyboards
Sebastien Rocquefelti - vocals, effects

Media/Samples 
Sables & Dunes at band's web page

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Half Shell "Truly Tragic"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 27, 2018
Tracklist
1. Skyward (4:18)
2. Maybe Ghosts (5:10)
3. Bystander (4:09)
4. Morton's Fork (5:49)
5. Constant Crisis (4:46)
6. Barreling Into An Unsafe And Unstable Future Reality (3:21)
7. Shadowbox (5:59)
8. Never Got Too Far (5:32)
9. How To Measure Happiness (3:45)

Total Time 42:49

Line-up
Nicole Hogan - Vocals
Jesse Guterman - Drums, Keyboards
Caitlin Kullberg - Bass, Guitars

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Tephrosis "Reform"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive/Post Metal
Label: Dust & Bones Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 27, 2018 (digital), November 2018 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Discoveries (4:32)
2. Aphelion (5:10)
3. Defraction (5:25)
4. Reform (5:42)
5. Eclipse (2:54)
6. Nova (5:45)
7. Collapsar (4:18)
8. Aeonian (5:52)
9. Departure (3:35)

Total Time 43:13

Line-up
Kenji Olivier - all instruments

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Salva "Off the Deep End"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: White Knight Records
Format: CD
Release date: October 26, 2018
Tracklist
01. King of nothing (9:38)
02. Clarity I (6:17)
03. Skyclad (8:41)
04. Clarity II (4:11)
05. The Ghost of Fives (10:47)
06. Clarity III (5:18)
07. Under the fear (9:29)
08. Clarity IV (5:07)
09. Brickshort (11:02)

Line-up
Per Malmberg - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Johan Lindqvist - keyboards
Stefan Gavik - guitars
Daniel Nätt - bass
Erik Zetterlund - drums

Media/Samples 
Skyclad

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Into Eternity "The Sirens"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: M-Theory Audio ‎– M-028
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 26, 2018 
Tracklist
1. The Sirens (7:54)
2. Fringes Of Psychosis (6:58)
3. Sandstorm (3:46)
4. This Frozen Hell (7:01)
5. Nowhere Near (7:16)
6. Devoured By Sarcopenia (7:17)
7. Fukushima (5:56)
8. The Scattering Of Ashes (3:47)

Total Time 49:55

Line-up
Amanda Keirnan - Lead Vocals
Tim Roth - Vocals, Guitar
Matt Cuthbertson - Guitar
Troy Bleich - Bass, Death Vocals
Bryan Newbury - Drums
   With
Justin Bender - Guitar solo
Glen Drover - Guitar solo
Jasun Tipton - Guitar solo
Stu Block - Vocals
Cam Dixon - Vocals
Rob Doherty - Vocals
Chuck Labossiere - Vocals
Jason Cullimore - Symphony and Symphonic arrangments

Description/Reviews
The epic title track announces its intentions via an atmospheric acoustic piano and strings soundscape that perfectly compliments the fantastically nautical themed cover art. Around the two-minute mark, an angular, harmonic minor guitar-led transition chockfull of synchronous hits and double-kick drums breaks the song open. Moving through a wide array of metallic styles, “The Sirens” highlights the band’s ability to seamlessly blend a mix of power, death and progressive influences into a single package. This is characteristic of the best progressive metal bands, particularly ones on the more extreme end of the spectrum, but I’ve always thought that Into Eternity’s focus on melodic fist-raising power-metal inflected choruses was the rug that really tied the room together.
Read the full review by Andrew Small at metalwani.com

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Pavallion "Stratospheria"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Post RockPsychedelicProgressive Rock
Label: Tonzonen Records
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Waves (10:33)
2. Monolith (5:12)
3. Stratospheria (24:38)

Total Time 40:23

Line-up
Sebastian Dückers - Leadvocals & Rhythm Guitar
Steven Hein - Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals
Andreas Zanders - Bass Guitar
Piet Fischer - Drums, Syntheziser
   With
Dan Müller - Backing vocals (1)
Kim Schwerm - Breathing (2)

Description/Reviews
The album contains 3 atmospheric long tracks moving into a warm hypnotic post-rock sound, very fresh and catchy! It starts with “Waves” (10:33) with a dream peaceful scenery under a strong poppy balladesque environment, a steady powerful rhythm section that increases or decreases the intensity at times while the song obtains a wild mellow hard-rocking style towards its end. 
Read the full review at timemachine-productions.gr

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Stream
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The C Sides Project "10 Days"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: White Knight Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Day 1
2. Day 2
3. Day 3
4. Day 4
5. Day 5
6. Day 6
7. Day 7
8. Day 8
9. Day 9
10. Day 10
11. On Reflection

Line-up
Martin Rosser (Magenta) - guitars
Kevin Dawson - keyboards
Allan Mason‐Jones (Magenta) - drums, percussion
Allen McCarthy - lead vocals, bass
Sian Elson - lead vocals
   With
Molly Elson - narration

Media/Samples 
Teaser

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AlithiA "The Moon Has Fallen"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Alternative Progressive Rock
Label: Wild Thing Records
Format:  CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Sun (10:44)
2. Empress (4:06)
3. Diamonds (3:19)
4. Blood Moon (6:21)
5. Three Eyes (4:58)
6. The Knife (2:46)
7. Breathe (8:48)
8. Faces In The Leaves (6:18)

Total Time 47:20

Line-up
John Rousvanis - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Nguyen Phambam - Guitar
Tibor Gede - Bass
Danny Costantino - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Jeffrey Ortiz Raul Castro - Percussion, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Mark 'Vel' Vella - Drums

Media/Samples 
Empress
The Sun

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The Red Masque "Fathomless"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Psychedelic
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Sand and Sea
2. Where Once Were Rivers
3. The Shallows
4. Fathomless
5. Silver Scales (live)
6. Serpentine
7. Malum
8. Fearless
9. Snow Moon (live) (download only bonus)

Line-up
Brandon Lord Ross: bass, keys, vocals
Lynnette Shelley: vocals
David Carle: guitars
Jim Harris: drums, percussion, vocals
   With
Alice Marie: violin (2, 3, 4, 6, 7)
Scott Weingarten - additional guitars (7)
James Tunnicliffe - violin (9)

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Frontal Cortex "Passage"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Intro (1:04)
2. Graceless (4:43)
3. Beginning Of The End (4:05)
4. Disappointed (5:11)
5. Hangman (5:01)
6. Breakthrough (5:04)
7. Blurred Line (5:26)
8. Before The Storm (4:41)
9. Breath (3:56)
10. Passage (6:13)

Total Time 45:24

Line-up
Bartosz Kukuć - percussion
Grzegorz Gołaszewski - bass, vocals
Łukasz Gołaszewski - guitar
Rafał Piegat - guitar

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Heylel "Metamorphosis"


Country: Portugal
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: October 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Revelations : Fields Of Battle (4:02)
2. Revelations : Gone To Hell (4:28)
3. Revelations : Cursed (4:26)
4. Revelations : Rising Empire (6:28)
5. Revelations : Metamorphosis (5:10)
6. Ascension : Insomnia (2:52)
7. Ascension : Witness (5:30)
8. Ascension : Evil I Am (4:53)
9. Ascension : Two Faces (4:05)
10. Ascension : Voices (4:53)

Total Time 46:47

Line-up
Ana Batista - vocals
Narciso Monteiro - guitars, synths, mellotron
João Amorim - bass
Ana Clérigo - violin
Jesus Anjos - piano
Miguel Barbeira - drums

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Thumpermonkey "Make Me Young, etc"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Roskosmos
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Veldt
2. Cranefly
3. Figstorm
4. Buttersun
5. Deckchair For Your Ghost
6. Make Me Young, etc
7. TempeTerra

Line-up
Michael Woodman – Vocals, Guitar
Rael Jones - Guitar, Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Orchestration
Sam Warren – Bass
Ben Wren - Drums

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Axiii "Adonai"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Post Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: October 26, 2018
Tracklist
01 - Wstań (00:58)
02 - Adonai 05:28)
03 - Cud (07:10)
04 - Kryptydy (06:04)
05 - Prożności (12:05)
06 - Psalm (05:02)
07 - Kwas (05:47)
08 - Maj. (01:18)
09 - Odrobinę (07:04)
10 - .Aki (05:07)
11 - Śpij (00:44)

Line-up
Artur Madejski - vocals, guitars
Marcin Lepiarz - piano, programming, backing vocals
Slawomir Dubiel - drums, backing vocals
Kuba Boratynski - bass, backing vocals
Lukasz Siemion - bass, backing vocals

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Tiger Moth Tales "Story Tellers Part Two"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Symphonic
Label: White Knight Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Best Friends (3:14)
2. Kai's journey (4:36)
3. Toad Of Toad Hall (3:39)
4. Hundred Acre Wood (3:14)
5. Eternity (4:34)
6. The boy Who Cried Wolf (6:34)
7. Three little Pigs (6:32)
8. The Palace (8:42)
9. Match Girl (3;46)
10. Best Friends Reprise (2:28)

Total Time 47:33
Line-up
Peter Jones (Camel, Francis Dunnery, CTP) - Vocals, instruments
   With
Emma Friend - Vocals

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Theater of the Absurd "King of Twilight" EP


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital 
Release date: October 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. King Of Twilight (4:07)
2. Adrift In Time (6:06)
3. Cor Inquietus (7:55)

Total Time 18:08

Line-up
Michael Neumeister – Guitars and Bass
Patrick Curley – Drums
   With
Chandler Mogel – Vocals
Kjersti Kveli – Vocals
Tor Morten Kjøsnes – Keyboards
Reenat Pinchas – Cello
Elise Frawley – Viola
Tema Watstein – Violin
Sarah Franklin – Violin

Description/Reviews
King of Twilight is released in anticipation of Theater of the Absurd's forthcoming full-length prog opus, Death in Aspiration. Featuring two adventurous new compositions and an inspired take on a Nektar classic, this EP demonstrates the band's maturity and spectacular elan. The title track is a new interpretation of the 1972 original, invigorated with blistering intensity and the outfit's signature male/female vocal scheme. "Adrift in Time" is an introspective and emotionally complex piece of music that incorporates a string quartet to great effect. In "Cor Inquietus," an ambitious progressive affair that's exclusive to this EP, intricate instrumentation and an extended Fender Rhodes solo take center stage.
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Kris Gietkowski "Symmetric Communication"


Country: UK/Poland
Genre(s): Instrumental Canterbury
Label: Fruits de Mer Records/Strange Fish
Format: vinyl, vinyl+CD
Release date: October 2018
Tracklist
1. F/X (19:38)
   - Transmission In 3...2...1... (4:58)
   - Deep Fried Calculations (8:50)
   - The Final Equation (5:50)
2. A Visit To Newport Hospital (8:24)
3. Divided By Zero (11:04)

Total Time 39:06

Line-up
Kris Gietkowski - all instruments

Description/Reviews
Heads-up all you lovers of Canterbury Prog, here is the latest from Kris Gietkowski. So let me start by saying no one loves the Canterbury sound more than Gietkowski. I previously reviewed his album that displayed his musical interpretations of Egg’s album The Polite Force and here he’s back with three tunes that in many ways perpetuate that musical genre with his own personal spin. These three instrumentals ... bear all the hallmarks of music from the early seventies created by such bands as Egg, Hatfield and the North, Caravan and so on.
Read the full review by Jerry Lucky

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Hawklords "Brave New World"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Space Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Devil In Your Head (7:37)
2. Standing Still (4:14)
3. Flight Path (2:26)
4. Listening For Life (5:21)
5. Brave New World (10:06)
6. End Of The Line (6:11)
7. A Walk In Albion (7:32)

Total Time 43:27

Line-up
Jerry Richards (ex-Hawkwind) - Guitars, SFX, Vocals
Tom Ashurst - Bass, Vocals
Harvey Bainbridge (ex-Hawkwind) - Synthesizers, Vocals
Dave Pearce - Drums

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Haken "Vector"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Metal
LabelInsideOut
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Clear
2. The Good Doctor
3. Puzzle Box
4. Veil
5. Nil By Mouth
6. Host
7. A Cell Divides

Line-up
Charlie Griffiths - guitars
Ray Hearne - drums
Richard Henshall - guitars & keys
Ross Jennings - vocals
Diego Tejeida - keys
Conner Green - bass

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The Good Doctor
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Vespero "Hollow Moon"


Country: Russia
Genre(s)Instrumental Psychedelic, Krautrock, Space Rock
Label: Tonzonen Records - TON042
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Watching the Moon Rise
2. Flight of the Lieutenant
3. Sublunarian
4. Moon -Trovants
5. Mare Ingenii
6. Feast of Selenites
7. Watershed Point
8. Tardigrada's Milk
9. Space Clipper's Wreckage
10. Watching the Earth Rise

Line-up
Ivan Fedotov – drums, percussion, сachon, wave drum
Arkady Fedotov – bass, synth, noises
Alexander Kuzovlev – guitars, mandoline
Alexey Klabukov – keys, synths
Vitaly Borodin – violin, accordion, piano, synth
  With
Pavel Alekseev – tenor saxophone

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Hypnodrone Ensemble "Plays Orchestral Favourites"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Krautrock, Space Rock, Post Rock
Label: Wolves And Vibrancy Records - WVR 040 (vinyl)
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: October 26, 2018
Tracklist
1. Serial Staging (4:57)
2. Orbital Perturbation (13:23)
3. Restabilization (4:24)
4. Monotransitive (9:39)
5. Pulsation In The Hypnosphere (8:52)

Total Time 41:15

Line-up
Aidan Baker - Guitar, Fx
Eric Quach - Guitar, Fx
Felipe Salazar - Drums
Dave Dunnett - Drums
Jérémie Mortier - Drums
   With
Felix-Florian Tödtloff - Bass
Simon Goff - Violin
Du Champ - Baritone Guitar
Diego Ferri - Synth, Tape Loops

Description/Reviews
They can best be described as a mix of post-rock, space-rock with a definite characteristic to border on the avant-garde. The track ‘Monotransitive’ certainly goes off into distant territories with a slow, awkward crawl which builds a slight tension in the atmosphere. The three drummers aren’t heavily utilised in this track but they certainly are in the opener ‘Serial Staging’ with the drummers working as multi-tracked layers but in a physical and not programmed setting. It’s easier to separate each drummer’s playing in certain songs rather than others: ‘Monotransitive’, not really; ‘Orbital Pertubation’, more so.
Read the full review by Pete Mutant at theindependentvoice.org

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Monolithes "Limites"


Country: France
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 25, 2018
Tracklist
1. Ploton le Furieu( 04:48)
2. Limite les rêves au-delà (11:51)
3. Tears Point (16:50)
4. Glüt (02:54)
5. Panglüt (09:36)
6. Chasuble (Bonus) (16:43)

Total Time 62:42

Line-up
Romain Lay - vibraphone
Louis Godart - guitar
Rémi Allain - double bass
Julien Ouvrard - drums

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Twenty Four Hours "Close-White-Lamb-Walls"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Musea (World), Velut Luna (Italy)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 25, 2018
Tracklist
CD1
01. 77 - 7:34
02. Broken song - 6:18
03. Embryo - 5:44
04. What use - 3:50
05. All the world needs is love - 6:41
06. Intertwined - 7:05
07. Urban sinkhole - 10:00

CD2
01 Adrian - 6:18
02 Supper's rotten - 15:24
03 The tale of the holy frog - 4:34
04 She's our sister - 6:49
05 What use - Acoustic - 3:51

Line-up
Marco Lippe - drums, percussion, vocals
Paolo Lippe - lead vocals, keyboards, occasional bass & electric guitars, programming, virtual drums
Antonio Paparelli - acoustic & electric guitars
Paolo Sorcinelli - bass
Elena Lippe - lead and backing vocals
  With
Blaine Reininger (Tuxedomoon) - lead vocals and violin (1/6)
Steven Brown (Tuxedomoon) - sax (1/5)
Andrea Valfrè - Hammond organ (1/7, 2/2)

Description/Reviews
The sixth official work of Twenty Four Hours is a double album intentionally inspired in the form and substance by the four most important white albums in the history of rock music.
  • Closer by Joy Division
  • The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway by Genesis
  • The Beatles (White Album)
  • The Wall by Pink Floyd
Unlike the much appreciated previous Left-To-Live, it is not a concept album, but a collection of songs that embraces many stages of the band’s creative life, including ambient veins (Intertwined), progressive with a long suite inspired by Supper’s Ready of Genesis (Supper’s Rotten) where profound mutation of values is exasperated, compared to those of the past, rock (The Tale Of The Holy Frog) and punk ones (77). In this last song that opens the album you meet aggressive punk atmospheres with echoes of King Crimson, and a spectacular final battle without exclusion of shots between the Hammond organ and Hendrixian guitar.
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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Ciolkowska "Avtomat Proshlogo"


Country: Russia
Genre(s)Psychedelic, Space Rock
Label: [addicted label]
FormatCD, digital
Release dateOctober 23, 2018 
Tracklist
1. Karta (Intro) (0:19)
2. Zemlya (5:08)
3. Okolo Togo (7:33)
4. Delu Venes (6:48)
5. Potolok. Pro Tyurmu Vnutri (Liompa Cover) (6:55)
6. Na Vysote Derevev (8:10)
7. My Iz Dzhaza (6:12)
8. 108 (7:06)
9. Pro Gospoda I Buddu (udUbrenje Cover) (9:08)

Total Time 57:19

Line-up
Yegor Svysokihgor - guitar, voice
Alesya Izlesa - ukulele
Vano Ayvazyan - bass guitar, back voice
David Aaronson - drums
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Aleksey Gorshkov - trumpets
Mikhail Tsyrulnikov - back voice (8)

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