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Friday, November 30, 2018

Vermillion Skye "Zebra Mentality"


Country: Canada
Genre(s)Art Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: November 30, 2018
Tracklist
01. Zebra Mentality (4:51)
02. Aryanna (4:27)
03. This Digital Life (5:53)
04. Tottenham (7:57)
05. Ain't That Just Like a Girl (6:00)
06. The Pecking Order (5:18)
07. The 7/4 Blues (3:58)
08. The Thought of Losing You (4:52)
09. The Scheme of Things (5:15)
10. Under the Gun (4:27)
11. The Look on Her Face (5:35)
12. Ill Will (5:05)

Line-up
Jeff Johnston: lead vocals, keyboards
Pete Swann: guitars
Chris Robertson: bass
Steve Gerlewych: drums

Description/Reviews
The album's title track explores the herd mentality that humans exhibit day to day. When you try to be like everyone else, what is your real identity? The title track itself challenges the norm by being an African-rhythm tune written in 5/4. There's even a Blues tune written in 7/4 appropriately called "The 7/4 Blues" which surprisingly one could dance to. That said, there are progressive time signatures sprinkled throughout the album, but it all feels right to the listener. Other stand out tracks include "The Pecking Order", "Aryanna", and "Tottenham" (written about the 2011 race riot in London England). Hints of Styx, Saga, and Genesis, as always, make their appearance, but the sound is uniquely Vermillion Skye.
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Ellesmere "Ellesmere II - From Sea and Beyond"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock 
Label: AMS - AMS302CD
Format: CD, digital
Release dateNovember 30, 2018
Tracklist
1.Tidal Breath (2:13)
2.Marine Extravaganza (11:55)
3.Runaway (6:01)
4.Marine Coda (2:09)
5.The Schooner (11:02)
6.Ridge Fanfare (3:21)
7.Time, Life Again (8:59)

Line-up
Roberto Vitelli (Taproban): Rickenbacker 4003 Jetglo Bass, Fender “Geddy Lee” Jazz Bass, Taurus Moog I, Gibson Gold Top Guitar, Mellotron M400, Minimoog Model D, Prophet 5, Moog Voyager, Yamaha DX7 II, Kurzweil K2500, Roland JV 1080, Yamaha TX 81Z
Paolo Carnelli: Piano, Electric Piano, Hammond Organ & Additional Keyboards
   With
Alan Benjamin (Advent, Mirthrandir): Guitars (2)
Robert Berry (3, Keith Emerson): Vocals (3/7)
Marco Bernard (The Samurai of Prog): Bass (6)
Trey GunnGunn (King Crimson, David Sylvian, UKZ, Security Project): Warr Guitar (3)
David JacksonJackson (Van der Graaf Generator, Osanna): Saxes & Keyboards (4)
Brett Kull (Echolyn): Guitars (7)
Danilo Mintrone: Korg Microkorg (1)
Keith More(Arena, John Wetton): Guitars (5)
Davy O'List (The Nice, Roxy Music): Guitars (6)
Daniele Pomo (RanestRane): Drums and Percussion (2-7)

Description/Reviews
Overall, ELLESMERE II sounds way more energetic and varied compared to the previous work, that was dominated by flute and acoustic guitars. Listening to the whole album, it's not difficult to find similarities with the great prog acts of the past: Yes immediately does spring to mind, but also King Crimson during the rawest parts (a quote from RED is hidden in the second track), UK challenging jazz prog, the symphonic attitude of ELP, Kansas tension towards melody, the breathtaking chord changing sequences typical of Magellan and Cairo, the intimate and gloomy mood from early Peter Gabriel productions. The brief instrumental section that opens the album is the evocative trait d'union between the last track of the previous work, still hazy and filled with the sounds of nature, and this new journey into the waters. The tale then keeps moving, built on three long and powerful tracks inspired by the strength of the savage sea (Marine Extravaganza, The Schooner and Time, Life Again). Yet Marine evolves in a mini suite, tied to the opening track (Tidal Breath) and to Marine Coda, that showcases all the elements that are part of the concept. Two more complex tunes, The Schooner and Time, Life Again are tempered by an apparently quieter song (Runaway) and by a symphonic shorter instrumental track (Ridge Fanfare).
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Tusmørke "Osloborgerlig Tusmørke: Vardøger og utburder vol. 1"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Psychedelic Retro Prog Folk
LabelKarisma Records
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: November 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. Skattegravere i Grefsenåsen   
2. Hovedøya   
3. Gamle Oslo   
4. Djevelen fra Oslo   
5. Kjentmannen   
6. Akers Akropolis   
7. Alvene i Oslo   
8. Gamle Aker Kjerke

Line-up
Benediktator - Bass, vocals, Glockenspiel and percussion
Krizla - Flute, vocals, electronics and percussion
Dauinghorn av Jordsjø - Clavinet, Hammond, grand piano, acoustic guitar, electric guitar and additional flute
The Phenomenon Marxo Solinas - Minimoog Model D, Korg CX3
William de Blaise on harpsichord, Steinway & Sons Grand Piano, Hohner Clavinet D6, Mellotron M400, Hammond C3, Wurlitzer 200 and Solina String Ensemble
HlewagastiR - Drums and percussion

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Dream Machine "Temple Of Dreams"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Psychedelic, Space Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl 
Release date: November 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Labyrinth Of Sacron (5:55)
2. Okivia (4:55)
3. Planet Omm (9:56)
4. As You Wish (6:48)
5. Mare (5:33)
6. Eraclo (4:49)
7. Oblivious Dream (6:30)

Total Time 44:26

Line-up
Gabriele Tosti - Bass, Synths and Programming
John Egan (Ozric Tentacles) - Nay, Ney, Bansuri, Shehnai and Duduk
Theo Buckingham - Drums and Percussion
Alex Pym - Guitars
   With
Gaudi - Moog, Korg MS20, Fender Rhodes, Hammond, ARP2600, Piano

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Hedvig Mollestad Trio "Smells Funny"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: Rune Grammofon - RCD2203/RLP3203
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: November 30, 2018
Tracklist
1     Beastie, Beastie    
2     First Thing To Pop Is The Eye    
3     Jurášek    
4     Sugar Rush Mountain    
5     Bewitched, Dwarfed And Defeathered    
6     Lucidness

Line-up
Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen - guitar
Ivar Loe Bjørnstad - drums
Ellen Brekken - bass

Description/Reviews
...with Smells Funny the trio are venturing into the more free and open landscapes explored on their previous album, Black Stabat Mater.
Jazz or rock? Stonerswing? Or doomjazz maybe? For every new record by Hedvig Mollestad Trio, critics try to invent an adequate genre name for their spellbinding, uncompromising and visceral music. Classic Rock Magazine came closest: Jazz Sabbath. The band's eclectic mix of influences ranges from Black Sabbath and Jimi Hendrix to John Coltrane and contemporary jazz and metal music. (broadwayworld.com)

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Beastie, Beastie

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A Restless Mind "Where the Gold Grows"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: November 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. Century (3:42)
2. The Imposter Syndrome (4:23)
3. Granite (4:34)
4. Sleepless (5:03)
5. Ambrosia (5:09)
6. Socrates (5:20)
7. Charred (4:36)
8. Lyra's Song (4:49)
9. Fleeting (4:16)
10. Where The Gold Grows (4:27)
11. Hiraeth (7:49)

Total Time 54:08

Line-up
Don O'Boyle - Instruments, Vocals
George Pidvysotski - Vocals
   With
Akash Lakhia - Harsh Vocals (4)
Richard Ellsworth - Violin (2, 11)

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Illumine "Maiden Voyage"


Country: New Zealand
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: November 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. Departure (2:05)
2. Emanate (4:00)
3. Blue Joy (4:58)
4. Orion (5:39)
5. Reference (7:32)
6. Hospital Bed (2:35)
7. The Docks (1:45)
8. Sunrise (6:57)
9. Zenosyne (2:24)
10. Solitary (4:11)
11. Stuck On Play (5:58)
12. Maiden Voyage (7:00)

Total Time 55:04

Line-up
Liam Dodge - everything
   Except
Joel Sangster - guitar solo (3)

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The Intersphere "The Grand Delusion"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Alternative Progressive Rock
LabelLong Branch Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 30, 2018
Tracklist
1. Don't Think Twice   
2. Mind Over Matter   
3. Man On The Moon   
4. Overflow   
5. Secret Place   
6. Antitype   
7. Smoke Screen   
8. The Grand Delusion   
9. New Maxim   
10. Linger   
11. You Feel Better When I Feel Bad   
12. Shipwreck

Line-up
Christoph Hessler - Guitars, Vocals
Thomas Zipner - Guitars, Vocals
Daniel Weber - Bass
Moritz Müller - Drums

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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Alan Walks "Life Of Fireflies Vol. I"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: November 25, 2018
Tracklist
01. Side A: Into The Night (Pre-Intro) (00:28)
02. a. Luminesce, Part 1 (13:31)
03. b. IC Stars (03:19)
04. c. Sailing/Into The Night (04:45)
05. d. Elegy (06:05)
06. Side B: The Firefly (Pre-Intro) (00:12)
07. a. The Firefly (14:15)
08. b. Wormhole (01:28)
09. c. Crickets (10:49)
10. Luminesce, Part 1 (Single Version) (06:10)

Total Time 61:02

Line-up
Alan Walks - Vocals, All Instruments (guitars, basses, keyboards, percussion, cello, horns, etc)
   Except
Jody Brumell: Drums on "Luminesce", "IC Stars", "Elegy", "The Firefly"
Mike Fitzgibbon: Drums on "Into the Night", "Crickets"
Geoff Martel: Keyboard solo on "Luminesce part 1", Flute on "Elegy" and "The Firefly"
Mark Aspinall: Tenor Saxophone on "Into the Night"
Theo and Ooma: Violins on "Sailing"

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Saturday, November 24, 2018

Poldur's Gate Project "Human Nature"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: November 24, 2018
Tracklist
1. Introspection (6:23)
2. It's Not My Dream (4:27)
3. Lies (4:33)
4. The Beast (4:34)
5. At All (4:37)
6. I Keep The Distance (3:22)
7. All The More (4:14)
8. Human Nature (6:36)

Total Time 38:46

Line-up
Luca Bussolini

Description/Reviews
Poldur's Gate Project is an experiment: rock/metal songs whose music and voices are synthesized via software... played and sung artificially.
The album talks about aspects of the human nature by considering our evolution in the course of time, especially in relation to our ability to rationalize and consequentially to be aware of our existence. Though we keep on being instinctive animals, these characteristics define some unique human behaviors, such as daydreaming, hoping, lying, criticizing, and so forth.
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4 tracks

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Mind's Doors "The Edge of the World"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label:  Wormholedeath Records - whd161
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 23, 2018
Tracklist
1 - A Warm Nest (12:17)
2 - Hollow Days (09:06)
3 - Koma (05:57)
4 - Sweet Dreams (06:07)
5 - The Light (09:06)
6 - Endless Nights (02:55)
7 - Victoria (06:53)
8 - The Edge of the World (12:25)

Line-up
Alberto Abeledo - Guitars
César Alcaraz - Vocals
Jose Bernabeu - Drums
Marcos Beviá - Keys
Eloy Romero - Bass

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Sweet Dreams

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22 "You Are Creating:Limb2"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock
LabelLong Branch Records, Indie Recordings
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 23, 2018
Tracklist
1. Node2
2. Call Me Trimtab
3. Dillemanns Clarity
4. Autumn Stream
5. Chroma Key
6. Sylphs
7. V
8. Akira

Line-up
Magnus Boermark
Andreas Kjoel Berg
Mats Paulsen
Per Kristian Trollvik

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Baby Grandmothers "Merkurius"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Psychedelic 
LabelSubliminal Sounds
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 23, 2018
Tracklist
1. Peloton (2:40)
2. ADHD (6:36)
3. Intervall (3:12)
4. Elefant (5:15)
5. Dojjan (3:16)
6. Kraftverk (7:31)
7. Merkurius (6:35)

Total Time 35:05

Line-up
Kenny Håkansson
Bengt “Bella” Linnarsson
Pelle Ekman

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Roine Stolt's The Flower King "Manifesto Of An Alchemist"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 23, 2018
Tracklist
1. Rainsong
2. Lost America
3. Ze Pawns
4. High Road
5. Rio Grande
6. Next to a Hurricane
7. The Alchemist
8. Baby Angels
9. Six Thirty Wake-Up
10. The Spell of Money

Line-up
Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, Agents of Mercy, The Sea Within, Kaipa)
Jones (aka Jonas) Reingold (Karmakanic, Agents of Mercy, Kaipa, An Endless Sporadic)
Hans "Hasse" Fröberg
Michael Stolt
   With:
Marco Minnemann (The Sea Within, The Mute Gods, The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson)
Max Lorentz (Kaipa da Capo)
Zach Kamins (An Endless Sporadic)
Rob Townsend (Family, Steve Hackett)
Nad Sylvan (Unifaun, Agents of Mercy, Steve Hackett)

Media/Samples
Lost America

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Zhaoze "Birds Contending | 争鸣"


Country: China
Genre(s): Instrumental Post Rock, Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: November 23, 2018
Tracklist
1.  Birds Contending | 争鸣 (43:27)

Line-up
Hoyliang: Electric Guqin, Xiao (Chinese Flute)
Littledream: Guitar
Roy: Bass
Seasean: Drums, Celesta

Description/Reviews
Across the entire record, Zhaoze constantly bounces back and forth between progressive and post-rock that are done to gorgeous effect. Then layer in a true multitude of traditional Chinese instruments on top of all that, which are performed beautifully as well, and “Birds Contending” is made so much more detailed as the entirety of the record has a completely different and unique feel as we’re guided through the very forest that this record was actually recorded in.
Read the full review at headbangerreviews.wordpress.com

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In The Woods... "Cease The Day"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive/Avant/Doom/Black Metal
Label: Debemur Morti Productions - DMP0166
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 23, 2018
Tracklist
01. Empty Streets
02. Substance Vortex
03. Respect My Solitude
04. Cloud Seeder
05. Still Yearning
06. Strike Up With The Dawn
07. Transcending Yesterdays
08. Cease The Day

Line-up
James Fogarty - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys
Bernt Sørensen - Guitars
Anders Kobro - Drums
   With
Kåre Sletteberg - Lead Guitar (2), Acoustic Guitar

Description/Reviews
Continuing to refine and perfect their sound while ever expanding it in new directions, “Cease the Day” is a powerful and kaleidoscopic effort. A thunderous undercurrent of melodic riffing drives these songs forward, elements of doom, death, and progressive metal all coming together to form a cohesive whole.

Chilling ambience, psychedelia, avant-garde, and deep soaring vocals ebb and flow to craft a unique sound that truly must be heard to be believed, all before crushing the listener with the band’s most extreme moments since their debut “Heart of the Ages”.
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Thursday, November 22, 2018

Shattered Glass "Time For Change"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: digital
Release date: November 22, 2018
Tracklist
1. Reflection (1:52)
2. Time For Change (8:02)
3. Rising Fire (9:10)
4. Paralyzed (6:31)
5. Seeds Of Hate (8:37)
6. Desolation Pt. I: Conformity (4:30)
7. Desolation Pt. II: Breakdown (3:51)
8. Desolation Pt. III: Realization (7:45)
9. The Clock (3:36)
10. Staring At The Sun (4:25)

Total Time 58:19

Line-up
Gabriel Ferry - Vocals, Drums
Rafael Morassi - Bass
Vinícius Politano - Guitars
    With
Rodrigo Zanettini - Keyboards

Media/Samples 
Paralyzed
Seeds of Hate
Time for Change
Deezer

Monday, November 19, 2018

Quarkspace "All These Unfinished Suns"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Space Rock, Psychedelic, Electronica
Format: digital
Release date: November 19, 2018
Tracklist
1. Starbridge Freaks 4 (3:44)
2. All These Suns (12:13)
3. Who Lost Frederick? (3:18)
4. The Prodigal Spaceman (6:05)
5. Solar Progenics (6:14)
6. Watch For Swimmers (6:48)
7. The Prodigal Galaxy (5:28)
8. Space Folds Upon Itself (5:34)

Total Time 49:24

Line-up
Darren Gough: Guitar, Backing Vocals
Chet Santia: Bass, Guitars, Guide Vocals
Jay Swanson: Keyboards, Synths, Beats, Backing Vocals, Song Length Commentary
Paul Williams: Drumming, Synths, Keyboards, Fake Mellotrons, Beats, Loops, Moog, Backing Vocals
   With
Carl Howard: Analog Synth (3,5,6)
Stan Lyon: Bass (1,2,4)
Carlton Smith: Drumming (3,5,6)

Description/Reviews
The album features the 12-minute title track, long a staple of Quarkspace’s live shows, as well as a hearty dollop of improvisational and electronic instrumental cuts. Ultimately, All These Suns reveals a classic Quarkspace inspired by its psychedelic mix of song craft and improvisation. It’s a powerful album, veering between psychedelic folk and deep space rock excursions sometimes presented in an electronic fashion.
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Joe Bailey "A Price To Pay"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, AOR
Formatdigital
Release date: November 19, 2018
Tracklist
1. Immaculate Inception (9:12)
2. Consumed (7:41)
3. Birthmark (6:34)
4. Salute, Smile, Say Goodbye (8:09)
5. Tearing Down These Walls (7:14)
6. 10.18 (3:35)
7. The Illusionist (8:01)
8. Dim The Lights (10:16)

Total Time 60:42

Line-up
Joe Bailey - guitars, bass, vocals, programming (keyboards, choirs, strings, synth, drums)

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Bandcamp (name your price)

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Aeneas "Paradox"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: November 19, 2018
Tracklist
1. Awake (4:03)
2. Scream (3:40)
3. Come On (3:58)
4. Unleashed (5:05)
5. Brother (2:49)
6. Gravity (3:53)
7. The Aeneid (18:22)

Line-up
Bernhard Huber - Lead Vocals
Ben Eifert - Guitars, Keyboards
Maxx Hertweck - Drums
Giuseppe Puzzo - Bass
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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Lizard "Half-Live"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelAudio Cave
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: November 17, 2018
Tracklist
1. Half-Live (44:02)

Line-up
Damian Bydliński - vocal, guitar
Janusz Tanistra - bass guitar
Daniel Kurtyka - guitar
Paweł Fabrowicz- keyboards
Mariusz Szulakowski - drums & percussion

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Trailer
Trailer2

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Flor de Loto "Eclipse"


Country: Peru
Genre(s): Progressive Folk Rock/Metal
Label: Melodic Revolution Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 17, 2018
Tracklist
1. El Cóndor pasa/Locomotive
2. Tempestad
3. Animal
4. Eclipse
5. Esclavitud de tu ser
6. Támesis
7. Paraíso
8. Almas Perdidas
9. Eterna Proyección
10. Líneas de Nazca

Line-up
Alonso Herrera: Vocals and guitar
Alejandro Jarrin: Bass
Sergio Checho Cuadros: Quena
Gabriel Iwasaki: Keyboards
Alvaro Escobar: Drums

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Esclavitud de tu ser

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Sulphat' Ketamine "Over the Runk"


Country: France
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, Blues, Rock'n'Roll
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 17, 2018
Tracklist
1. Shelter Of The Sun (8:27)
2. Now (4:29)
3. Hurted By Shock (4:48)
4. Danse Macabre (6:11)
5. Only Players Win (2:28)
6. Alleluia Mecton (3:53)
7. Over The Runk (7:23)

Total time : 37:42

Line-up
Alexis Potapenko: Guitars, Vocals
Sébastien Gramond: Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Clément Curaudeau: Drums
   With
Matthieu Grand: Backing Vocals (7)

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Friday, November 16, 2018

The Tangent "Proxy"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 16, 2018
Tracklist:
  1. Proxy
  2. The Melting Andalusian Skies
  3. A Case of Misplaced Optimism
  4. The Adulthood Lie
  5. Supper’s Off
  6. Excerpt From “Exo-Oceans” (bonus track)
Line-up
Andy Tillison (Parallel or 90 Degrees) – Vocals, Keyboards
Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic) – Bass Guitar
Theo Travis (Soft Machine, Travis-Fripp) – Sax & Flute
Luke Machin (Maschine, Francis Dunnery Band) – Guitar
Steve Roberts (Magenta, Godsticks) – Drums
   With
Göran Edman (Karmakanic, Malmsteen) - Vocals

Description/Reviews
‘Proxy’ is a riot of juxtaposing styles, presented in a really direct manner and despite being firmly rooted in the stylistic traits of the Progressive Rock Genre takes some unexpected turnoffs and a major swerve. The albums kicks off with a trademark Tangent prog fantasia based around growling Hammonds, shrieking Synths, whirling guitars and sharp percussive bass - influences of ELP, Egg, Hatfield & the North, Caravan and Camel proudly worn on their sleeves. This 16-minute title track eventually becomes a protest song about the continuing wars that share their name with the song.
But this album features no overall concept. The second track is a sun-drenched Mediterranean fusion instrumental, more Chick Corea than Che Guevara. And the third track is referred to by the band as an attempt to find the missing link between Porcupine Tree and Jamiroquai. By the time we reach the centrepiece epic track ‘The Adulthood Lie’, the rulebook has been left behind and the band are trying to fix the car with whatever is at hand.
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A Case Of Misplaced Optimism
Trailer 

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Lithium Dawn "Gravity Waves"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Metal/Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: November 16, 2018
Tracklist
1. Subject 2029 (2:35)
2. Escape Velocity (5:31)
3. Blue To Red (2:06)
4. Valles Marineris (4:37)
5. Interloper (2:40)
6. Event Horizon (6:23)
7. αΩ (3:47)
8. Singularity (8:26)

Total Time 36:05

Line-up
Ondrej Tvarozek - Lead and Backing Vocals, Guitars, Synths, Programming, Sound Design
Jens Marcelis - Bass, Guitars, Synths, Narration
Matt Benoit - Drums
Aaron Gage - Orchestration, Vocals
   With
thebishopgame - Guitar solo (6)

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Kaupe "The Depths"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: November 16, 2018
Tracklist
1 - Eleven (03:45)
2 - H. Werewolf (06:02)
3 - Foot In The Grave (03:23)
4 - B.F.I.A.H.H. (03:14)
5 - The Depths (04:14)
6 - Quaalude (00:38)
7 - Outside The Window (05:29)
8 - Trenches (04:48)
9 - Amor (06:46)

Line-up
Marc Larabel - Drums
Brett Walker - Guitar
Pete Medrano - Bass
Patrick Ross - Keyboards

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Kosm "Cosmonaut"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 16, 2018
Tracklist
1. Space Mead (6:08)
2. Cosmonaut (5:28)
3. Colossus (6:39)
4. Wolves Upon The Throne (5:47)
5. The Esoteric Order (6:23)
6. Farseer (6:41)
7. Ancient Heart (5:24)
8. Fiefdom In The Sky (2:15)
9. Omnipresence (4:36)
10. Monarch (7:17)
11. Umbrakinesis (5:24)
12. Wza-Y'ei (4:21)

Total Time 66:23

Line-up
Jessie Grace - Vocals
Sterling Paterson - Drums
Michael "Pastrami" Mastracci - Bass
Mike Slater -  Guitars
Erik Leonhard - Guitars

Description/Reviews
While intended to indicate a will to explore the atypical and elaborate the old into something new, the term “progressive” can be off-putting. Too often does a band fall prey to its own ambition of pursuing every flight of fancy and pushing things further, which can quickly turn a forward-thinking album into a confusing grab-bag of technically proficient tangents awkwardly sewn together. Cosmonaut is not that. Here is an album where progressive elements are subtly used to colour already solid, groovy song foundations, which could easily stand by themselves.
Read the full review by Daniel Robichaud at beatroute.ca

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Sigh "Heir To Despair"


Country: Japan
Genre(s): Progressive Avant Metal
Label: Candlelight / Spinefarm Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 16, 2018
Tracklist
1. Aletheia (7:23)
2. Homo Homini Lupus (5:33)
3. Hunters Not Horned (6:47)
4. In Memories Delusional (6:17)
5. Heresy I: Oblivium (7:28)
6. Heresy II: Acosmism (1:45)
7. Heresy III: Sub Species Aeternitatis (2:26)
8. Hands of the String Puller (4:48)
9. Heir to Despair (10:15)

Total Time 52:42

Line-up
Mirai Kawashima - Vocals, Keyboards, Taishōgoto, Flute, Piccolo
Satoshi Fujinami - Bass
Junichi Harashima - Drums
Dr. Mikannibal - Vocals, Alto Saxophone
You Oshima - Guitars
   With
Phil Anselmo - Additional Vocals (2)
Kevin Kmetz - Shamisen

Description/Reviews
The term progressive metal can bring to mind some cringe-worthy images, among them Berklee dropouts making long sprawling songs with obtuse riffs written with one thing in mind — “How will this sound if I solo over it?“ What sets Sigh apart from such bands, aside from their black metal past, is that their sound actually progresses. It is not stagnant wanking. You know only to expect organized chaos when you go into one of their albums. So I should have not been surprised by the opening track of Heir To Despair (“Aletheia”) sounding like a space-age take on Jethro Tull as a metal band; it makes perfect sense.
Read the full review  at nocleansinging.com

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Vederkast "And In The Abyss They Sleep"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Hard Rock, Progressive Metal
Label: Rob Mules Records
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: November 16, 2018
Tracklist
1 - In The Abyss (00:38)
2 - Hope Lost (06:34)
3 - Echoes Diminish (10:00)
4 - Reflections Linger (06:29)
5 - Yearning (03:59)
6 - Searching (05:15)
7 - In The Waves (03:39)
8 - Blindfolded (08:49)
9 - In The Abyss They Sleep (10:12)

Line-up
Paul Aronsen - Vocals and bass
Finn Fodstad - Guitar and backing vocals
Sindre Bakland - Guitar
Magnus Tornensis - Drums

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Reflections Linger 
In The Abyss They Sleep 

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Dissonant Distance "Dissonant Distance"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Instrumental Fusion
Label: Sliptrick Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 16, 2018
Tracklist
1 - Stone Shaped Marmalade Dream (06:50)
2 - Multi Dimensional Colored Mask (05:40)
3 - The Shadow Of The Steel Tower (07:55)
4 - Bending Our Flags In The Evening (11:51)
5 - The Mirror Of Mr Goldmann (05:41)
6 - The Key (04:03)
7 - Eleven Signs (04:53)
8 - Walking In The Deadly Forest (08:12)
9 - Covered by Darkness (08:19)
10 - Over Our Heads (A Flying Nickel Samovar) (11:34)

Line-up
Oscar Hansson – Bass, Live Looping
Jay Matharu – Guitar
Andras Saylik – Drums, Percussion

Description/Reviews
The self-titled debut album from international group Dissonant Distance is a journey through instrumental improvisation. Pumping bass grooves, ambient loops, fiery guitars, intricate rhythms and tonalities. Fusing elements of progressive rock, metal, blues, jazz and Indian music with a free and spontaneous energy.
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Hazards Of Swimming Naked "Take Great Joy"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Instrumental Post Rock
LabelBird’s Robe Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 16, 2018 (CD, digital), early 2019 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. There Was Never a Right Time
2. Waiting for 5120
3. Curtis
4. Sofuo Unga Astin Min
5. I Don’t Know This Road
6. A Loose Thread
7. This Common Thread
8. Accept the Mystery

Line-up
Rick Anzolin
Cameron Diery
Adrian Diery
Gareth Rigden
Michael Gagen
Chris Lait
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Bjarnheiður Kristinsdóttir
 - voice
Joyce Shek - 
 horn in f
Zinia Chan - 
 piano
Richard Grantham - viola
Alex Mcpherson - 
cello
Imogen Eve - 
 violin
Inga Francks - 
 violin

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FEM "Mutazione"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Symphonic
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 16, 2018 (digital), December 1, 2018 (CD)
Tracklist
1 Il palazzo del chaos (0:25)
2 Io mi trasformo (6:21)
3 La cura delle cose (5:55)
4 Musica di vento (6:35)
5 Mai tardi (6:08)
6 Il cielo di sé (7:57)
7 Attesa (2:58)
8 Mutazione (4:29)
9 Se c'è una buona ragione (10:02)

Line-up
Paolo Colombo - guitars, vocals
Alberto Citterio - keyboards, vocals
Marco Buzzi - bass
Emanuele Borsati - drums, vocals
Alessandro Graziano - vocals
Pietro Bertoni - trombone

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All Traps on Earth "A Drop of Light"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: AMS Records - AMS 300 CD/AMS LP 145
Format: CD, digital, vinyl, cassette
Release date: November 16, 2018
Tracklist
1.All Traps on Earth (18:17)
2.Magmatic Warning (16:10)
3.Omen (13:00)
4.First Step (02:04)
5.Bortglömda Gårdar (14:01)

Line-up
Johan Brand (Änglagård): keyboards, bass, guitars, vocals, percussion
Thomas Johnson (Änglagård): keyboards
Erik Hammarström (Änglagård): drums, percussion
Miranda Brand: vocals
    With
Fredrik Lindborg: bass clarinet, baritone, tenor, alto and soprano saxophone.
Karl Olandersson: trumpet, flugelhorn
Magnus Båge: concert flute
Matthias Bååth: bass and concert flute,  tenor and alto recorder
Phil Mercy (Thieves' Kitchen): organic guitars

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Shattered Skies "Muted Neon"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
FormatCD, digital
Release date: November 16, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Disaffected
2. You Will Know My Name
3. Birth of a Voyager
4. Enmity
5. Arisen
6.Shut In
7. Mercator Map
8. Fall from Disgrace
9. Blinded
10. Limbus
11. The First Circle

Line-up
Gerry Brown - Vocals
Chris Borland - Bass
Ross McMahon - Drums, Synth Programming
Ian Rockett - Guitar, Keyboards, Synth Programming, Backing Vocals

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Tacita Intesa "FARO"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 16, 2018
Tracklist
1 Polena (3:18)   
2 Solaris (6:47)   
3 Terra (6:26)   
4 Cometa (7:18)   
5 Grazie Sears! (5:21)   
6 Eureka (5:04)   
7 Massacramenti (5:08)   
8 Onda Nera (5:32)   
9 La Città che Sale (5:46)

Line-up
Alessandro Granelli - Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, voice
Filippo Colongo - Electric guitar, choir
Daniele Stocchi - Organ, piano, synthesizers
Thomas Crocini - Bass guitar
Davide Boschi - Drums, choir
   With
Leonardo Beltramini - Sax (4), choir (6)

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Troker "Imperfecto"


Country: Mexico
Genre(s): Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: Ropeadope
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 16, 2018 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Dynamo (4:17)
2. One Thousand Million Eyes (3:34)
3. Nahual (5:26)
4. Zafiro (4:36)
5. Ofelia (6:13)
6. Chip (4:10)
7. Escarlata (5:47)
8. Chicano (3:27)
9. Coyote (6:54)
10. Ofrenda (5:20)

Total Time 49:44

Line-up
Frankie Mares - Drums
Samo González - Bass
Christian Jiménez - Piano and keyboards
DJ Sonicko - Turntables
Chay Flores - Trumpet
Diego Franco - Clarinet and Saxophones
   With
Renee Mooi - Vocals (2)
Freedom Bremner - Vocals (9)

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Divine Ascension "The Uncovering"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal
LabelVicisolum Productions
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 16, 2018
Tracklist
01. Evermore
02. Prisoner
03. The Fallen
04. Pursuit Of Desire
05. New World
06. Revolution Phase
07. Beyond The Line
08. One Step From Here
09. Bittersweet Divide
10. Vultures

Line-up
Jennifer Borg - Vocals
Karl "Inski" Szulik - Guitars
Jason Meracis - Bass
Luke Wenczel - Drums
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Tom S Englund (Evergrey)

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Gnosys "Deux: The Origin Of Species"


Country: Mexico
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: November 15, 2018
Tracklist
1. Used To Be (4:53)
2. Shinning (6:11)
3. Helena (5:40)
4. Gone Too Soon (6:11)
5. Smoke And Shades (5:26)
6. Azus Ukegui (5:12)
7. The Origin (26:29)

Total Time 60:02

Line-up
Érick Hernández - Vocals
Alÿ Rom - Guitars
Enrique Eskeda - Keyboards
Pável Vanegas - Bass
Carlos G. Jaimes - Drums

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The Windmill "Tribus"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Apollon Records Prog / Artemis
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 15, 2018
Tracklist
1. The Tree (23:54)
2. Storm (10:05)
3. Dendrophenia (4:34)
4. Make Me Feel (9:39)
5. Play With Fire (4:34)

Total Time 52:46

Line-up
Jean Robert Viita - keyboards, backing vocals,
Erik Borgen - guitars, lead vocals
Stig André Clason - guitars
Morten Clason - sax, flute, backing vocals
Arnfinn Isaksen - bass
Sam Arne Nøland - drums

Description/Reviews
The music on "Tribus", as on previous album is a nice complicated eclectic side of neo prog and more 70s influenced classic rock, well balanced and with catchy memorable parts.
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Overhead "Haydenspark"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital 
Release date: November 15, 2018
Tracklist
  1. Animation For the Poor Man (4:14)
  2. Last Generation (5:15)
  3. Count Your Blessings (4:44)
  4. Haydenspark (9:24)
  5. King Of the World (5:31)
  6. Across The Nation (5:20)
  7. Death By Tribulation (5:20)
  8. The Fall (3:54)
  9. Gone Too Far (8:04)
Line-up
Alex Keskitalo: Vocals, flute
Jaakko Kettunen: Guitars, bass, keyboards
Ville Sjöblom: Drums, percussion, saxophone (5)
Janne Pylkkönen: Bass, synth (4)
   With
Tarmo Simonen: Keyboards (2)

Description/Reviews
In terms of the songwriting, Haydenspark takes a step back from Of Sun and Moon. That was the most direct and accessible of the band’s records. This time Overhead have increased the diversity and unpredictability. It is not a return to the more folky and traditional prog of their earlier albums. It is very much a further evolution of the Overhead sound.
Read the full review by Andy Read at dprp.net

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