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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Outlaws Of Ravenhurst "Myths & Legends"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: December 31, 2019
Tracklist
1. Myths & Legends (3:46)
2. The Gallows (4:23)
3. Abominable (4:45)
4. Gentle Giant (5:26)
5. The Maiden & The Serf (5:16)
6. The Crystal Princess (4:40)
7. Ashore (7:24)

Total Time 35:40

Line-up
Dan D'Agostino - bass
Ken Murdoch - guitar, vocals
Gabe Antal - drums

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Aghora "Entheogenic Frequencies"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal 
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: December 29, 2019 (digital),  January/February 2020 (CD, vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Path (6:34)
2. Arrival (10:09)
3. Kingdom Of Ea (6:16)
4. Cave (6:38)
5. Portal (6:36)
6. Tree Of Answers (8:32)
7. The Marduk Prophecy (8:58)
8. Truth Is Alien (10:09)

Total Time 63:52

Line-up
Santiago Dobles - Guitars, Banjo, Keyboards
Alan Goldstein - Bass
Matt Thompson (King Diamond) - Drums
Gustavo Dobles - Orchestration & Keyboards

Description/Reviews
First off the production in this is raw(ramsey voice) sounding but very finessed, it's almost like they recorded the whole album live and did a  EQ mix..
It's not the kind of production i come to expect from these kind of bands which have very polished and extremely well/ overproduced records BUT after getting through this record i can say it benefits it fully and il explain why!
The dynamics of the band are in full exposure here from the small to the large moments in the songs from the heavy and technical riffs to the dexterous bass playing and  the drums strength and impact is present all the way through but remains present and clear in the mix but also its hard and precise work from the musicians and not fix it in the mix attitude.
Read the full review at rifftastic2.wixsite.com

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Stream

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Solar Corona "Saint-Jean-de-Luz"


Country: Portugal
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Krautrock 
LabelLovers & Lollypops - L&L #106
FormatCD, digital
Release dateDecember 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. Watt (12:58)
2. Lux (11:20)
3. Lumen (11:49)
4. Candela (21:56)

Total time 68:03

Line-up
Rodrigo Carvalho - guitar, synths
Julius Gabriel - saxophone, synths
José Roberto Gomes - bass
Peter Carvalho - drums

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

The Worm Ouroboros "Endless Way From You"


Country: Belarus
Genre(s): Instrumental Symphonic
Label: Lizard Records (CD) - LIZARD CD 0154
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 24, 2019
Tracklist
1. Cycles (14:16)
2. Clouds to Owings Mills (7:27)
3. Stone and Lydia (8:17)
4. Quest of the Kingfisher (7:15)
5. Muralidaran (5:40)
6. Ascension (5:19)
7. The Reality You Can't Stop Dreaming (13:20)
8. The Whistler Shrill (8:03)
9. Traigh Bheasdaire (4:18)

Total Time: 79:55

Line-up
Sergey Gvozdyukevich - keyboards, bass, ac.guitar, concert & alto flutes, voice
Vladimir Sobolevsky - keyboards, bass, acoustic, electric and 12str guitars
Mikhail Kinchin - drums
   With:
Vitaly Appow (Rational Diet, Five-Storey Ensemble) - bassoon
Aliona Sukliyan - oboe
Alexandra Gankova - vibraphone, xylophone, timpani

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Monday, December 23, 2019

An Isolated Mind "Self Titled"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Label: Vigor Deconstruct (cassette)
Format: cassette, digital
Release date: December 23, 2019 (digital), January 5, 2020 (cassette)
Tracklist
1. Fear (2:57)
2. Euphoria (9:27)
3. 51 (3:57)
4. Mia (4:41)
5. Sempervirens (6:29)
6. Moving Forward (5:00)
7. 314413 (cassette only)

Line-up
Kameron Bogges - everything

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Saturday, December 21, 2019

Distant Brother "Die This Way"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 21, 2019 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Butterfly (4:26)
2. When You're Near (4:02)
3. Must Have Been (5:27)
4. Way Home (4:42)
5. A Desperate Man (Last Act) (5:14)
6. We Can Be (4:31)
7. Septem Saeculorum (4:53)
8. Kumbaya (Hunt) (6:27)
9. Die This Way (3:50)
10. Seattle Gray (5:46)

Total Time 49:18

Line-up
Joe Lange - vocals, keyboards
Jon Lange - bass
   With
Kaeli Lange - vocals
Jim Dabal - guitar
Dan Palladino - guitar
Joe Cirotti - guitar
Cameron Perry - guitar
Scott Strunk - drums

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Stream

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Tylor Dory Trio "Unsought Salvation"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: December 21, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Righteous and the Rest
2. Comatose
3. The Fallen Man
4. Dying Light
5. The Spaces In Between
6. East of Eden
7. Glass Menagerie
8. Marionettes (of Distant Masters)
9. Into The Maelstrom
10. Cenotaph

Line-up
Jonathan Webster – Drums and percussion
Slava Fedossenko – Bass
Tylor Dory – Vocals, guitar, and synth
   With
Eric Holloway – Spoken word (8)
Diego Fernandez – Backing vocals (10)

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Overworld Dreams "Gateway"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 21, 2019 (digital), January 2020 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Between The Scenes (4:37) 
2. Gateway To The Garden (4:26) 
3. Puppeteer (6:21) 
4. Timelords 13 (7:45) 
5. Truth And Lies (1:45) 
6. The Poet (4:32) 
7. Timelords 4 (8:22) 
8. The Siren That Calmed The Sea (14:15) 

Total Time 52:03 
Line-up
Ken Walker - Keyboards, Vocals
Chris Parsons - Bass
Randy Sandmann - Guitars
Matt Maugeri - Guitars, Vocals
Liz Holder - Vocals, Keyboards

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Trailer

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Mirkwood Spiders "Heroes In Chaos"


Country: Switzerland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal, Stoner
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. Intro (3:19)
2. Heroes In Chaos (10:15)
3. Feather Of Maat (11:28)
4. Interdimensional Symphony (10:29)
5. Psychonaut (12:23)

Total Time 47:54

Line-up
Vincent Pas - lead guitar
Lars Good - bass
Nando Däscher - drums
Sebastian Boner - vocals, guitar
Arnaud Pas - cello

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Fall of Episteme "Fall of Episteme"


Country: Denmark
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. Love Will Stay (8:15)
2. Experience Oblige (10:23)
3. Accelerator (8:16)
4. Punchline (8:18)
5. Invisible Crusader (15:18)
6. Guiding Star (5:53)

Total Time 56:23

Line-up
Flemming K. Pedersen - keyboards and vocals
Rune R. B. Eskildsen - drums
Jan Juel - bass
Kent B. Eskildsen - guitars and vocals
Rune M. Nielsen - lead vocals

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Stream 1
Stream 2
Deezer

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junXion "Stories Of The Revolution"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. Polyalphabetical Substitution Cipher (13:16)
2. Epiphany (11:01)
3. Compulsion To Psychogenesis (11:55)
4. Breaking Waves (Bonus Track) (4:57)

Total Time 41:09

Line-up
Maarten Jung - guitars
Julian Haerkens - bass
Martijn Hak - keyboards
Roel Trommelen - drums, electronics
   With
Marijn Zeeman - vocals
Jèryh Luz - vocals
Nathalie Flintrop - cello

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Ontologics "Heading To The Outer Realm"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Experimental, Progressive Rock, Hip Hop
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. Upside In Downside Out (5:47)
2. Use Your Utopia Or Lose Your Utopia (4:26)
3. Thought Crimes (4:22)
4. Assemble Them (5:57)
5. To Go Along To Get Along (5:10)
6. Heading To The Outer Realm (5:50)
7. Cliff Or Lift I. Sepulchre (Instrumental) (2:08)
8. Around The Fire We Sit And Wait Part 1 (5:48)
9. It's All In The Numbers (4:50)
10. Around The Fire We Sit And Wait Part 2 (2:28)
11. Hindsight Mind's Right (4:41)
12. Mitigated Moments (Instrumental) (5:10)

Total Time 56:37

Line-up
Ian C. - Vocals, Guitars, Aux Percussion, Programming, Midi controllers, Keys.
Matt Walshe - Drums, Percussion, Keys
   With
P-Nut (311) - Bass (3,11)
Steve Johnson - Additional Bass (1-12)

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Hooffoot "The Lights In The Aisle Will Guide You"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: Paura Di Niente Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: December 19, 2019
Tracklist
1. The lights in the aisle will guide you – 13:04
2. Pablo Octavio – 1st departure 9:46
3. Pablo Octavio – 7th sea 8:34
4. Krematorium (Arrival for autocrats) – 14:39

Line-up
Pär Hallgren - bass
Jacob Hamilton - drums and percussion
Jocke Jönsson - guitars
Bengt Wahlgren - keyboards
   With
Samuel Lundström - violin
Johannes Tärk - percussion
Ida Karlsson - saxophone
Göran Abelli - trombone
Gustaf Sörnmo - trumpet

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The Lights in the Aisle Will Guide You

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

le*silo "Yamai"


Country: Japan
Genre(s)Avant Prog
LabelArcangelo - ARC-1171
FormatCD
Release date: December 18, 2019
Tracklist
1. Ozakko No. 2 (4:23)
2. Ping-Sama (4:24)
3. Doizumiki (5:38)
4. Zunda No. 2 (4:19)
5. Mi Ra Do (6:45)
6. Matsaman (8:01)
7. MMM (My Magestic Maneuver) (4:22)
8. Center Of Diamond (5:24)
9. I Want Some Coffee (3:31)
10. Protesqurugari (3:40)
11. Feel So Good!! (3:57)
12. Fork And Knife (6:22)
13. Sauna (7:24)

Total Time 68:10

Line-up
Miyako Kanazawa - piano, voice
Yoshiharu Izutsu - guitars, voice
Michiaki Suganuma - drums, percussion, voice

Description/Reviews
"Ozakko No. 2" is a crazy happy one as well. Always looks like they're happy and cheerful upon stage or in a weekend banquet. Much appreciated. In "Mi Ra Do" is somewhat tragic, depressive, and sorrowful ... their sincere feeling in front of illness, methinks ... I love their seriousness nonetheless. "Matsaman" is always played as one of their repertoires upon stage, that lets me know how they get impressed and amazed to come across such a novel cuisine. "MMM (My Majestic Maneuver)" consists of repetitive dreamy phrases with complicated, perverted melodic / rhythmic lines, obviously drives me into kinda nightmare. "I Want Some Coffee" can be thought as the one man show by Yoshiharu, a hardcore coffee fan. The last "Sauna" tells us their happiness in a sauna, even upon a hurricane day.
Read the full review by DamoXt7942 at progarchives.com

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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Minimum Vital "Air Caravan'"


Country: France
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelMusea - FGBG 5018/FGBG 2042
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: December 17, 2019
Tracklist
1. La Compagnie (2:01)
2. Air Caravan' (5:16)
3. Praeludium Tarentella (1:14)
4. Tarentelle (5:59)
5. King Guru (4:17)
6. Le Fol (4:44)
7. Sliman (5:25)
8. Vole (voyageur Immobile) (4:16)
9. Jongleries (2:16)
10. El Picador (5:13)
11. Djin Alzawat (6:12)
12. Nimbus (2:10)
13. Hugues Le Loup (5:30)

Total Time 54:33

Line-up
Jean Luc Payssan : guitars, percussion, vocals
Eric Rebeyrol : bass, horn
Thierry Payssan : keyboards, percussion, vocals
Charly Berna: drums

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Stream

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Jana Draka "Where The Journey Begins"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: December 17, 2019
Tracklist
1. Overture (2:46)
2. Coming Home (8:12)
3. Salem (3:52)
4. The Outsider (5:35)
5. A Gem's Last Moment, Pt. 1 (3:20)
6. A Gem's Last Moment, Pt. 2 (4:48)
7. Carcosa (4:45)
8. Limbo, Pt. 1 (1:54)
9. Limbo, Pt. 2 (2:43)
10. Limbo, Pt. 3 (5:47)
11. Daydream (4:36)
12. Awaken (3:53)
13. Notturno (2:41)

Total Time 54:52

Line-up
Valerio Magli - Vocals, Bass
Danilo Pantusa - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Giorgio Belluscio - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Federico Aramini - Piano, Keyboards
Valentina d'Angelo - Drums, Backing Vocals
   With
Sara Mun (3)

Media/Samples 
Deezer
Salem

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Atrium "Dither"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Formatdigital
Release date: December 16, 2019
Tracklist
1. Heliopause
2. Gravitybound
3. Flume
4. Dither
5. Vesper
6. Quasar
7. Burst
8. Nothing to Everything/Space Cadet
9. Airwaves

Line-up
Vincent R. Ochoa - everything

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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Apairys "Vers La Lumière"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 15, 2019
Tracklist
1. Rituel (5:45)
2. La Machine (9:29)
3. Vers La Lumière (9:27)
4. Sur Le Bitume (5:56)
5. Recueil (16:38)

Total Time 47:15

Line-up
Christophe Bellières - Vocals
Benoît Campedel - Guitars, Bass
Silvain Goillot - Drums, Keyboards

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Rituel

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Saturday, December 14, 2019

Bad Dreams "Frozen Heart"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: December 14, 2019 (digital, CD for Argentina), February 2020 (CD for world)
Tracklist
  1. My Mind In The Cage
  2. Frozen Heart
  3. Red Moon
  4. Black Wind
  5. The Great Escape From The Shadows
  6. Joy Is Your Name
Line-up
Matías Pereyra: vocals
Jorge Tenesini: keyboards
Alejandro Calvera: bass
Ariel Trifunoff: guitars
Fernando Cornejo: drums
   With
Patricia Pacheco: choirs (2, 3, 5)
Marina Valor: choirs (1, 6)
Jamison Smeltz: tenor saxophone solo (5)
Osvaldo Zabala: guitar solo (2)

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Red Moon
The Great Escape
My Mind In The Cage

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Friday, December 13, 2019

moleslope "SLOPE"


Country: Japan
Genre(s): Instrumental Canterbury
Label: Dewfall Records - DFRD008
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 13, 2019
Tracklist
1. Changing (4:00)
2. Slow Snow (4:39)
3. Shelterless (4:04)
4. Killer (4:13)
5. Leap Second (3:34)
6. North Wind (4:48)
7. Little Night Trip (7:39)

Total Time 32:57

Line-up
Chie Takizawa - Keys
Mami Matsuzaka - Keys
Akihito Ida - Trumpet
Toru Kasai - Bass
Ryo Hisatsune - Guitar
Daisuke Okamoto - Drums
   With
Yoko Ikeda - Violin
Akihiko Ando - Sax
Yoshihiro Nabeshima - Bass

Description/Reviews
The album features a soundscape that journeys down a slope of swiftly transitioning chronological sequences that were formed absorbing scattered essences of various ages in music and is a collection of tracks that is sure to appeal to fans of Canterbury rock, crossover jazz, Krautrock, as well as post-rock bands including Stereolab and mouse on the keys.
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Traverser "Jupiter Doesn't Care About You"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 13, 2019
Tracklist
1. Star Faux
2. Target Practice
3. Collapse
4. Amalthea
5. Jupiter Doesn't Care About You
6. No More Sea
7. Seeds
8. Metis
9. The Nerve
10. Fractures
11. Semper Gurges
12. Departure

Line-up
David Medairos - guitars, vocals
David Shaw - drums
Jon Shaffer - guitars, vocals
Rick Garitta - bass

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Madison Classic "Going Through The Motions"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Space Rock
Format: digital
Release date: December 13, 2019
Tracklist
1. Set The Scene (4:28)
2. I Got Lost The Other Day (3:08)
3. The Dilemma (4:07)
4. Cosmic Taboo (5:22)
5. Jimmy's Java (4:22)
6. Motions (4:23)
7. Tonight (2:44)
8. Rundown (3:37)
9. Can't Breathe In Here (4:13)
10. The Universe (5:24)

Total Time 41:48

Line-up
Justin Brulé: Bass, Guitar
Michael Carrière: Keyboards, Vocals
Nicholas Carrière: Bass, Flute, Guitar, Sax, Vocals
Jordan McQueen: Drums, Synths

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East Of Lyra "East Of Lyra"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Heavy Metal Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 13, 2019
Tracklist
1. Siren Song (10:28)
2. Ecology Now (2:46)
3. Wings Of Freedom (4:00)
4. Shadowlands (5:45)
5. Epilogue (1:26)
6. Where The Heart Is (3:41)
7. Stand Up (4:18)
8. Equinox (4:37)
9. Too Late (2:56)
10. High And Mighty (4:48)

Total Time 44:45

Line-up
Lee Payne (Cloven Hoof) - Bass
Chris Dando - Vocals, Keyboards
Ash Baker - Guitars
Ben Fitzharris - Guitars
Mark Bristow - Drums

Description/Reviews
East Of Lyra, the new progressive project from Lee Payne from Cloven Hoof, have produced a brand spanking new album that is sure to draw traction from fans of Cloven Hoof as well as more classic prog bands such as Rush and Yes.
Read the full review by at themedianman.com

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Where The Heart Is
Deezer
Streams

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Guranfoe "Sum Of Erda"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: Apollon Records Prog -  ARP029
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release dateDecember 13, 2019
Tracklist
1. Eventide (7:51)
2. Night's First Light (9:04)
3. Karu Vatsarin (7:04)
4. Etsinta Visions (2:58)
5. Etsinta Harvest In The Thar Sands (9:38)

Total Time 36:35

Line-up
James Burns - electric guitars, acoustic guitars
Ollie Snell - electric guitars, acoustic guitars, lap steel guitar
Robin Breeze - bass guitar, piano, Hammond T-100 organ, Gem Sprinter 49 B synthesizer
Joe Burns - drums, percussion, Gem Sprinter 49 B synthesizer
   With
Rob Milne - flute, clarinet
David Boyce - recorder
Calum McKemmie - violin
Dan Ball - vibraphone

Description/Reviews
Guranfoe is an English rock group that formed in 2012 in Norwich. Their music forges elements of progressive rock, improvisational jazz, psychedelic rock, electric fusion and ancient ragas.
Their music sits in a space between rock form and jazz freedom, evoking the pastoral psychedelia of Anthem of the Sun-era Grateful Dead, while simultaneously conjuring the tricky time signatures of Gentle Giant.   

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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Conscience "In the Solace of Harm's Way"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Different Gravity
Format: digital
Release date: December 12, 2019
Tracklist
01. In the Solace of Harm's Way, Pt. 1
02. At Night
03. Inreach
04. In the Solace of Harm's Way, Pt. 2
05. Ascending Rain
06. See Outside
07. There Aren't Many Nightmares
08. In the Solace of Harm's Way, Pt. 3
09. Harm's Way
10. Life Takes a Turn
11. The Uncertainties of May
12. Lndassml
13. In the Solace of Harm's Way, Pt. 4
14. At the Hands of the Clock
15. Solace
16. In the Solace of Harm's Way (Full Version)

Line-up
Matt Johansson - vocals & guitar
Thomas Jaëglé - guitar & vocals
Steph DasDrum - drums
João Pascoal - bass guitar
Matthieu Vallé - keyboards

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3 tracks
Stream 1
Stream 2

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Altesia "Paragon Circus"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: December 11, 2019
Tracklist
1. Pandora (2:35)
2. Reminiscence (11:41)
3. Amidst The Smoke (7:48)
4. The Prison Child (10:34)
5. Hex Reverse (6:30)
6. Cassandra's Prophecy (17:38)

Total Time 56:46

Line-up
Clément Darrieu - Vocals, rhythm guitar, acoustic guitar
Alexis "Idler" Casanova - Lead and rhythm guitar
Antoine Pirog - Bass
Yann Ménage - Drums
Henri Bordillon - Keyboards

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Flaming Row "The Pure Shine"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock Opera
Label: Progressive Promotion Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 10, 2019
Tracklist
1. A Tower In The Clouds
2. The Last Living Member
   I. A Mystical Structure
   II. Roland Of Gilead
   III. Maerlyn's Rainbow
3. Jake's Destiny
   I. The Painted Pictures
   II. Relentless Pursuit
   III. 1919 Midworld
4. The Sorcerer
   I. Evil Forces Of The Dark Side
   II. Distracting Illusions
   III. Arra
5. The Final Attempt
6. The Gunslinger's Creed
   I. Roland's Revenge
   II. The Sorcerer – Reign Of Darkness
   III. The Secret Place Of No Return
   IV. Our Savior

Line-up
Martin Schnella: guitars, vocals
Niklas Kahl: drums
Marek Arnold: keyboards, saxophone
Melanie Mau: vocals
     With:
Glynn Morgan (Threshold)
Johan Hallgren (Pain Of Salvation): vocals
Alexander Weyland (Traumhaus): vocals
Ossy Pfeiffer (Ignore The Sign): vocals
Siobhán Kennedy (Iontach): vocals
Mathias Ruck: vocals
Jimmy Keegan (Spocks Beard, Pattern Seeking Animals): drums
Dave Meros (Spock's Beard): bass
Lars Lehmann (Ignore The Sign): bass
Jens Kommnick (Iontach): Celtic instruments
Eric Brenton (Neal Morse): violin, viola
Nathan Brenton (Neal Morse): cello & orchestration
José Pepe Jimenez (Carlos Santana): percussion
Fabian Gödecke (Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella): percussion

Description/Reviews
A Progressive Rock Opera by Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella based on the novel „The Dark Tower“ by Stephen King. „The Pure Shine“ will be released as double CD including an instrumental mix of the whole album.
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Monday, December 9, 2019

Widek "The Garden Of Existence"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Instrumental Post/Progressive Rock/Metal
FormatCD, digital
Release dateDecember 9, 2019
Tracklist
1. We Whisper (6:52)
2. Echo Of The Past (6:15)
3. Wonders (7:55)
4. Nandaya (5:09)
5. Falling From The Sky (4:46)
6. There & Beyond (6:37)
7. G.O.E (5:19)
8. A Safe Place To Stay (3:37)
9. Rebirth (3:34)

Total Time 50:04

Line-up

Maciej Dawidek aka Widek - guitar, keyboards
   With
Stel Andre - guitar (8)
Gru - guitar (4)
Marcin Majrowski - guitar (4)

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Põhja Konn "Hetk. InSpereeritud Tüürist"


Country: Estonia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 9, 2019
Tracklist
1. Avamäng 2020 (02:54)
2. Üksi olemise hurmav õõv (06:50)
3. Igavik (04:38)
4. Väike eestimaine laul (04:15)
5. Taandujad (05:42)
6. Isamaa (02:22)
7. Pillimees on alati tragi (05:51)
8. Päikesevene (10:00)
9. Antidolorosum (04:47)
10. Hetk (03:21)
11. Uus ja vana (03:28)

Line-up
Valter Soosalu - keyboards, vocals
Jürgen Kütner - guitar
Kristen Kütner - guitar
Ott Adamson - drums
Siim Avango - bass
   With
Mikk Dede - backing vocals
Lauri Metsvahi - percussion
Vox Clamantis
Vanemuine Orchestra:
Susann-Elisabeth Kisla - violin
Silja Peedo - violin
Kadri Rehema - violin
Lauri Sõõro - cello
Aivar Eimra - double bass
Marion Strandberg - flute
Anastasia Krause - oboe
Heimo Hodanjonok - clarinet
Kulvo Tamra - bassoon
Priit Rusalepp - trumpet
Marti Suvi - trumpet
Urmas Himma - horn
Kristiina Luik - horn
Artur Kiik - trombone
Gunnar Pettaig - trombone

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Sunday, December 8, 2019

Puckat "Negative G"


Country: Iran
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: December 8, 2019
Tracklist
1. Street Painter (5:44)
2. Horse Fever (5:47)
3. The Visit (9:01)
4. A Day (2:04)
5. Till My Cigarette Dies (4:05)
6. Redemption I (6:18)
7. Redemption II (6:44)
8. Black Forest Army (5:05)

Total Time 44:48

Line-up
Mansour Mousavi: Electric guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals (8), keyboards
Alireza Beglari: Electric guitar, keyboards
Amin Vakili: Bass, vocals (1, 3, 5-7), keyboards
Argam Aristakesian: Drums, vocals (4)

Media/Samples 
Deezer
Stream 1
Stream 2

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The Segue "Holograms"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
Label: Lynx Music - LM176CD
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 8, 2019
Tracklist
1. Segue (3:55)
2. Questions (6:31)
3. Torrent (8:05)
4. Exosphere (6:30)
5. Future Ways (4:30)
6. Broken Mind (7:30)
7. Time Space Illusion (8:14)

Total Time 45:15

Line-up
Robert Wiercioch - guitar
Karolina Wiercioch - piano, grand piano, synthesizers
Marcin Essen - bass
Szymon Piotrowski - drums
   With
Jan Koźlinski - bass
Michał Sarapata - bass
Maciej Dzik - drums

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Saturday, December 7, 2019

Gert Emmens Project "Somewhere"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Symphonic
LabelGroove Unlimited - GR-285
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 7, 2019
Tracklist
1. Gifted Soul  (21:05)   
2. Moments To Eternity (11:23)       
3. Life Runs Slow  (13:38)               
4. SOMEWHERE - in between (3:30)
5. Paths To Heal  (10:54)
6. Reflection  (10:46) 
7. SOMEWHERE - at the end  (4:09)

Line-up
Gert Emmens: vocals, keys, guitars, drums, 5-string bass, Taurus I, beat box (3)

Description/Reviews
Compaired with it's predecessor Memories, Somewhere sounds more seventies, and all the electronic music influences that could still be found on Memories are gone.
Media/Samples 
Long samples
Bandcamp

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Zone Six "Kozmik Koon"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Psychedelic, Space Rock
Label: Sulatron Records ‎- st1905
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date:  December 6, 2019
Tracklist
1. Maschinenseele (12:52)
2. Kozmik Koon (10:58)
3. Raum (3:28)
4. Still (3:37)
5. Song for Richie (13:52)

Total Time: 44:47

Line-up
Rainer Neeff (The Pancakes, Embryo): Guitar, Fx
Komet Lulu (Electric Moon, Krautzone): Bass, Fx, Voice, Synth, Tapes
Sula Bassana (Electric Moon, Interkosmos, Krautzone): Drums, Synths, Organ, Mellotron, E-Piano and A-Guitar

Description/Reviews
The wild mixture of psychedelic rock, electronica and trippy soundscapes is still the leading direction for the band. But these tracks rock a lot. The title Kozmik Koon was inspired by our friend Kozmik Ken from England, who is the „father“ of the lovely Kozfest and a bear like person. We live in a area full of racoons, so we instantly found the name Kozmik Koon.
Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Cybernetic Witch Cult "Absurdum ad Nauseam"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Stoner/Doom/Psychedelic/Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 6, 2019
Tracklist
1. Universal Boot Sequence (Intro) (1:01)
2. Hypercomputer, Pt.1 (4:59)
3. Cromagnonaut (5:30)
4. The Cetacean (9:56)
5. The Ivory Tower (8:50)
6. Spice (6:35)
7. The Myth Of Sisyphus (6:45)
8. Hypercomputer, Pt.2 (9:03)

Total Time 52:39

Line-up
Doug MacKinnon – Bass, vocals
Alex Wyld – Guitars, vocals
Lewis May – Drums

Description/Reviews
Cybernetic Witch Cult’s third album ‘Absurdum ad Nauseam’ sees the trio focusing and honing in on key sonic elements to elevate their own unique perception and create a heavier experience for listeners, without losing the progressive and 70s influences the band are well known for. Psychedelic, Doomed, Stoner, Groovaceous Sci-fi & Horror themed Metal. A gelatinous slice of doom, sprinkled with Black Sabbath, Hawkwind and Monster Magnet.
Read the full review by Carl Fisher at gbhbl.com

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Djabe & Steve Hackett "Back To Sardinia"


Country: Hungary, UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Jazz-Rock, Fusion
LabelEsoteric Antenna - EANTCD21081
Format: CD+DVD
Release dateDecember 6, 2019
Tracklist
CD:
1. Back to Sardinia
2. Lonely Cactus
3. Happy Tergu
4. Lake by the Sea
5. Stones and Mirto
6. Girl in the Palau Woods
7. Walking Around
8. Flying Kites
9. Purple Dream
10. Dancing in a Jar
11. Cinquecento Fragole
12. Bottles in the Water
13. Floating Boat

DVD: the 5.1 surround sound mix & 96 khz / 24-bit stereo mix
1. Back to Sardinia
2. Lonely Cactus
3. Happy Tergu
4. Lake by the Sea
5. Stones and Mirto
6. Girl in the Palau Woods
7. Walking Around
8. Flying Kites
9. Purple Dream
10. Dancing in a Jar
11. Cinquecento Fragole
12. Bottles in the Water
13. Floating Boat

Visual Extras
1. When the Film is Rolling
2. In the Quiet Earth
3. Castelsardo at Night
4. Turtle Trek

Line-up
Tamas Barabas – bass guitar, guitar, synths
Steve Hackett (Genesis) – guitar
Attila Egerhazi – guitar, percussion
Áron Koós-Hutás – trumpet, flugelhorn
János Nagy – keyboards
Péter Kaszás – drums, percussion, vocal
Gulli Briem – drums (13)

Media/Samples 
Teaser

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Djabe:
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SL Theory "Cipher"


Country: Greece
Genre(s): AOR, Progressive Rock
Label: Rock Of Angels Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 6, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Life and Death of Mr. Ess (13:31) :
- Part I : New Light
- Part II : Colors
- Part III : A World Of Grey
- Part IV : He
- Part V : She
- Part VI : Restless
- Part VII : Blackness
- Part VIII : Reborn
- Part IX : The Truth
- Part X : Departure
2. You Never Happened (4:25)
3. Devil's Suites (3:59)
4. Table's Turned (3:40)
5. Grave Danger (3:25)
6. If It Wasn't for You (2:30)
7. Anyone, Anymore (6:23)
8. If You Saw Me Dead (5:13)
9. Silence and Loneliness (3:29)
10. A Song About Nothing (4:09)
11. Happy (3:05)
12. If You Saw Me Dead (Alternative) (4:54)

Total Time 58:43

Line-up
Mike Karasoulis – Lead Vocals
Alex Flouros – Guitars
Yiannis Nigdelis – Guitars & Backing Vocals
Chris Kollias – Bass
Manos Gavalas – Keyboards & Backing Vocals
Sotiris Lagonikas – Drums & Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals (1-Part I & X, 6)
Christina Alexiou – Backing Vocals
Kandia Bouzioti – Backing Vocals
Alexandros Louziotis – Backing Vocals
Margarita Papadimitriou – Backing Vocals
Anna T. TaRba – Backing Vocals
   With
Manolis Tsigkos – Guitar (3)
Costas Kefalas – Trumpet (11)
Giannis Arvanitakis – Trombone (11)
Lefteris Pouliou – Sax (11)

Description/Reviews
"Cipher" mixes elements from Progressive Rock and AOR with a couple of touches of Hair Metal and Synth Rock.
The nine-part, 13-minute "Life and Death of Mr. Ess" opens the album in full-on Prog mode. The listener is introduced to the sound of the record via a QUEEN-esque first section, with jaunty piano and extravagant guitar lines. Through several time signature shifts and tempo changes, the band shows a myriad of influences among which KANSAS, JOURNEY, STYX and RUSH seem to appear the most. Towards the end, beautiful acoustics and atmospheric keys take the track to a euphoric finale.
Read the full review by Santiago Puyol at metal-temple.com

Media/Samples 
Stream 1
Stream 2
Deezer

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Timesphere "Escape"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Lowwater & Dressman Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 6, 2019
Tracklist
1. Against All Odds (2:56)
2. My World Begins To Sway (4:29)
3. Insomnia (Until The Morning Light) (4:52)
4. The Entire Truth (Under Pressure) (5:33)
5. Escape (Finn's Latest Plan) (3:52)
6. The Vision And The Memory (3:15)
7. Enemy Of Your Own Mind (The Tormentor's Confession) (4:08)
8. A Smile To Remember (4:32)
9. Sunday Afternoon (4:45)
10. Take The Next Train (Straight To Hell) (3:24)
11. Trace Back To The Origin (4:07)
12. Couldn't Stand The Rain (5:13)
13. Scars (5:41)
14. My Point Of View (4:15)

Total Time 61:02

Line-up
Frank Graffstedt - Vocals
Philip Marienfeld - Guitars, keyboards, sounds
Matthias Lohwasser - Guitars, sounds, additional vocals
Alex Endress - Bass, sounds, additional vocals
Patrick Schmitt - Drums

Media/Samples 
Stream

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At Night I Fly "Mirror Maze"


Country: Hungary
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 6, 2019
Tracklist
1. Silent... (0:58)
2. Gethsemane (6:35)
3. The Pit (5:47)
4. Afterlife (4:42)
5. Shattered Mirror Bay (6:41)
6. Uriel (6:53)
7. Towards The Black Light (9:01)
8. ...Prayer (2:41)
9. Wanted To Be (11:19)

Total Time 54:37

Line-up
Zoltan ‘BZ’ Batky (Stonehenge, After Crying) - Lead and Background Vocals
András Ádám Horváth (Dreyelands) - Guitars and Background Vocals
Gergely Springer (Dreyelands) - Bass
Gábor Nagygyörgy - Drums and Percussion
  With
Zsolt Kővágó (Dreyelands, Honeybeast) - Keyboards and Synths
Anita Horvath - Violin
Szilvia Nagy - Violin
Boglarka Tuza - Viola
Daniel Helecz - Cello

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Le Grand Sbam "Vaisseau Monde"


Country: France
Genre(s): Avant Prog
Label: Dur et Doux
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release dateDecember 6, 2019
Tracklist
1. Dins o sbam (6:34)
2. Les lotus ont fleuri, je suis assis à côté d'un éléphant aux oreilles usées (12:06)
3. Kouïa (6:43)
4. Woubit (5:33)
5. Vishnu Foutrôline (6:40)

Line-up
Mélissa Acchiardi - vibraphone, percussions
Antoine Arnera - keyboards, composition
Boris Cassone - bass
Jessica Martin Maresco -  vocals
Guilhem Meier - drums, composition
Marie Nachury - vocals

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Fen "The Dead Light"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Atmospheric Progressive Black Metal
Label: Prophecy Productions - PRO 277
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: December 6, 2019
Tracklist
1. Witness
2. The Dead Light Part 1
3. The Dead Light Part 2
4. Nebula
5. Labyrinthine Echoes
6. Breath of Void
7. Exsanguination
8. Rendered in Onyx

Line-up
The Watcher - vocals, guitar
Havenless - drums
Frank "Grungyn" Allain - bass, vocals

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp (from release date)

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Altered Animal "As Days Pass"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: December 4, 2019
Tracklist
1. Rivers Of Sorrow (4:08)
2. As Days Pass (4:20)
3. Rise And Fall (4:02)
4. Shocked To The Core (4:02)
5. Come And Stay (4:38)
6. The End Of A Cycle (4:00)
7. Buy Track 7. It's A Crazy Circus (4:44)
8. Whipped (4:22)
9. Crossroads (4:48)
10. Parts Unknown (4:38)
11. Time Ticks (Bonus Track) (3:34)

Total Time 47:16

Line-up
Altered Animal - everything

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