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Friday, November 29, 2019

Different Light "Binary Suns (Part 1 – Operant Condition)"


Country: Czechia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Progressive Gears
Format: CD, digital
Release date: Autumn 2019
Tracklist
1. Amphibians
   i. Water
   ii. Land
   iii. Sky
   iv. The Message
2. Faith
3. Spectres and Permanent Apparitions
   i. Ataraxia
   ii. Two Shadows
   iii. Small Mercies
   iv. Hand of Providence
   v. BarBrera
   vi. Synestesia
   vii. Midas Gold
4. The Answer
5. Two Faces
6. On the Borderline
   i. Talking to Strangers
   ii. Seduction
   iii. Obdession
   iv. Vindication
   v. Demonic
   vi. Now just go away

Line-up
Trevor Tabone: vocals, keyboards
Petr Lux: guitars, backing vocals
Jirka Matousek: bass guitar
David Filak: drums
   With
Lucy Lux: backing vocals

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Hawkwind "All Aboard The Skylark"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Space Rock
Label: Cherry Red
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. Flesh Fondue
2. Nets Of Space
3. Last Man On Earth
4. We Are Nom Dead... Only Sleeping
5. All Aboard The Skylark
6. 65 Million Years Ago
7. In The Beginning
8. The Road To...
9. The Fantasy Of Faldum

Bonus CD "Acoustic Daze"
1. Psy Power
2. Hymne To The Sun
3. The Watcher
4. Generator Door
5. Micro Man
6. Into The Night
7. Down Through The Night
8. Flying Doctor
9. Get You Act Together
10. Ascent Of Man
11. We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago

Line-up
Dave Brock - guitar, vocals, keyboards
Richard Chadwick - drums
Niall Hone - bass, keyboards
Magnus Martin - guitar, vocals

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Friday, October 18, 2019

Uneven Structure "Paragon"


Country: France
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelLong Branch Records
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 18, 2019
Tracklist
1. Magician (3:38)
2. Hero (4:42)
3. Innocent (5:39)
4. Caregiver (1:52)
5. Outlaw (6:15)
6. Explorer (1:55)
7. Creator (5:43)
8. Ruler (5:19)
9. Jester (4:49)
10. Sage (1:01)
11. Lover (5:11)
12. Everyman (5:16)

Total Time 51:20

Line-up
Igor Omodei - guitar
Benoit Friedrich - bass
Matthieu Romarin - vocals
Arnaud Verrier - drums

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Vanden Plas "The Ghost Xperiment - Awakening"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelFrontiers
FormatCD, digital
Release date: October 11, 2019
Tracklist
1. Cold December Night
2. The Phantoms Of Prends-Toi-Garde
3. Three Ghosts
4. Devils´ Poetry
5. Fall From The Skies
6. The Ghost Xperiment

Line-up
Andy Kuntz – Vocals
Stephan Lill – Guitar
Günter Werno – Keyboards
Andreas Lill – Drums
Torsten Reichert – Bass

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Silent Call "Windows"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelRockshots Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 11, 2019
Tracklist
1 - Faceless
2 - Soulshaker
3 - Imprisoned In Flesh
4 - Shifting Shape
5 - Among The Ruins
6 - Clouded Horizon
7 - The Unknown
8 - Hermetic
9 - Shedding Skin
10 - Damnation
11 - Invisible
12 - Bleeding Me Dry
13 - Eye Of Destruction

Line-up
Göran Nyström (Twinspirits) - vocals
Daniel Ekholm - guitars
Patrik Törnblom - keyboards
Tobbe Moen - bass
Mikael Kvist - drums

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Teaser

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ESP Project "The Rising"


Country:  UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelSunn Creative
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 11, 2019
Tracklist
  1. The Rising
  2. Connected
  3. On Lunar Tides
  4. Flowers in Snow
  5. Stranger in my Skin
  6. New World Disorder
  7. A Million Heartbeats
Line-up
Tony Lowe  (Cross & Fripp, Simon Townshend, Bram Stoker) - guitars, keyboards
Damien Child - vocals
Greg Pringle - drums
Pete Clark - bass

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Flying Colors "Third Degree"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, Hard Rock
LabelMascot Label Group / Music Theories Recordings
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 4, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Loss Inside
2. More
3. Cadence
4. Guardian
5. Last Train Home
6. Geronimo
7. You Are Not Alone
8. Love Letter
9. Crawl

Line-up
Neal Morse - Keyboards, Vocals
Steve Morse - Guitar, Vocals
Mike Portnoy - Drums, Percussion
Casey McPherson - Vocals, Guitar
Dave LaRue - Bass

Description/Reviews
Third Degree builds upon the genre-bending momentum of 2012's self-titled Flying Colors and the aural-template ascension of 2014's Second Nature. From the skittery psychedelic/classical turnaround of the lead single "More" to the Beach Boys-meet-Asia vibe of "Love Letter" to the deep emotionality of the album-ending, prog-leaning epic "Crawl," the nine tracks that comprise Third Degree signify just how much Flying Colors are willing to explore new frontiers.

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

We Lost The Sea "Triumph & Disaster"


Country: Australia
Genre(s)Instrumental Post Rock/Metal
LabelBird's Robe Records (Aus), Translation Loss (US), Holy Roar (UK), Dunk!Records (EU)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release dateOctober 1, 2019 (digital), October 4 (Aus), October 25 (US, UK, EU)
Tracklist
1. Towers
2. A Beautiful Collapse
3. Dust
4. Parting Ways
5. Distant Shores
6. The Last Sun
7. Mother's Hymn

Line-up
Matt Harvey - Guitars
Mark Owen - Guitars
Carl Whitbread - Guitars
Kieran Elliott - Bass
Mathew Kelly - Piano and Synths
Nathaniel D’Ugo - Drums
   With
Ellen Kirkwood - Trumpet (3, 7)
Ron Pollard - Mellotron (1)

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Monday, September 30, 2019

Nick Magnus "Catharsis"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD+DVD
Release dateSeptember 30, 2019
Tracklist
CD
1. Red Blood On White Stone (8:47)
2. Three Tall Towers (4:56)
3. Convivium (3:22)
4. The Devil's Bridge (4:35)
5. The Market At Mirepoix (4:22)
6. Gathering Mists (2:45)
7. A Widow In Black (5:05)
8. Mountain Mother (13:35)

Total Time 47:27

DVD:
Adventures in the Ariège - a progumentary
Extras

Line-up

Nick Magnus - instruments
   With
Steve Hackett (Genesis)- guitar
Tony Patterson (ReGenesis) - vocals
Amanda Lehmann (Steve Hackett) - vocals
Pete Hicks - vocals
Andy Neve - vocals
Steve Unruh (United Progressive Fraternity, Resistor, Samurai of Prog) - violin

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Teaser

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Retrospective "Latent Avidity"


Country: Poland
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelProgressive Promotion Records-PPRCD073
Format: CD, digital
Release dateSeptember 09, 2019
Tracklist
1. Intro 
2. Still There 
3. Loneliness 
4. The Seed Has Been Sown 
5. Stop For A While 
6. In The Middle Of The Forest 
7. Programmed Fear 
8. What will be next?

Line-up
Jakub Roszak - lead vocal
Beata Łagoda - keyboard, backing vocal
Maciej Klimek - guitar
Łukasz Marszałek - bass guitar
Robert Kusik - drums

Media/Samples 

Still there 


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Millenium "The Web"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Neo-Prog
Label: Lynx Music
Format: CD
Release date: September/October 2019
Tracklist
1. The Web Part I - The Beauty of Her Face
2. Loser
3. The Lonely Ship
4. In the Ocean of the Night
5. The Web Part II - I Remember You
6. Name On the Sand
7. Someone's Feet Will Cover the Traces
8. The Web Part III - Who Can Bring Them Back to Life?

Line-up
Łukasz Gall – vocals
Piotr Płonka – electric & acoustic guitars
Krzysztof Wyrwa – bass
Grzegorz Bauer – drums & percussions
Ryszard Kramarski – keyboards & acoustic guitars

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Pedal Giant Animals “Zeitgeist”


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: 2019
Tracklist
1.   Zeitgeist
2.   The Approach
3.   Leaving
4.   Eleventh Hour
5.   Fred's Song
6.   12 Jumps
7.   To Venus (Perelandra Mvt. I, Andante)
8.   The Green Lady (Perelandra Mvt. II, Allegretto con moto)
9.   The Golden Feast (Perelandra Mvt.III, Allegro)
10. Blessed Be He (Perelandra Mvt. IV, Presto)

Line-up
Frank Wyatt (Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun): Keyboards
Stan Whitaker (Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, Six Element): Guitars and Vocals
Kit Watkins (Happy The Man, Camel): Keyboards
Rick Kennell (Happy The Man): Bass Guitar
Mike Beck (Happy The Man): Percussion
Cliff Fortney (Happy The Man): Vocals
Ron Riddle (Happy The Man, Blue Oyster Cult): Drums
David Rosenthal (Happy The Man): Keyboards
Joe Bergamini (Happy the Man, 4Front): Drums
Bill Plummer: Keyboards
Bill Brasso (Oblivion Sun): Drums
David Hughes (Oblivion Sun): Bass Guitar
Chris Mack: Drums
Peter Princiotto: Orchestration, Bass Guitar, Sitar
Andrew Colyer: Keyboards

Description/Reviews
A new progressive music project, Zeitgeist is a collaborative music endeavor featuring members of the progressive rock bands Happy The Man, Oblivion Sun, and the Pedal Giant Animals project. The recording project started out as an idea for a Happy The Man reunion CD, but evolved to include many other musicians so another Pedal Giant Animals project was born.
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Zeitgeist

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Friday, September 27, 2019

Lee Abraham "Comatose"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: F2
Format: CD
Release date: September 27, 2019
Tracklist
1. Comatose  (47:00)

Line-up
Lee Abraham (Galahad): guitars, keyboards, bass
  With
Rob Arnold: piano
Gerald Mulligan (Credo): drums
Marc Atkinson (Riversea, Nine Stones Close, Mandalaband): vocals
Diane Abraham: backing vocals
Mark Spencer (Galahad): backing vocals

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Opeth "In Cauda Venenum"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelModerbolaget Records, Nuclear Blast
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 27, 2019
Tracklist: (Swedish/English versions)
1. Livet’s Trädgård / Garden Of Earthly Delights (Intro)
2. Svekets Prins / Dignity
3. Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör / Heart In Hand
4. De Närmast Sörjande / Next Of Kin
5. Minnets Yta / Lovelorn Crime
6. Charlatan
7. Ingen Sanning Är Allas / Universal Truth
8. Banemannen / The Garroter
9. Kontinuerlig Drift / Continuum
10. Allting Tar Slut / All Things Will Pass

Line-up
Mikael Åkerfeldt - vocals, guitars
Martin Mendez - bass
Martin Axenrot - drums
Fredrik Åkesson - guitars
Joakim Svalberg - keys

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Svekets Prins
Hjärtat Vet Vad Handen Gör" / "Heart In Hand

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65daysofstatic "replicr, 2019"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Post Rock
LabelSuperball Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 27, 2019
Tracklist
1. pretext (2:15)
2. stillstellung (3:37)
3. dII tl I I I  (1:43)
4. bad age (4:48)
5. 05II I 1I (0:48)
6. sister (4:23)
7. gr[]v-_s (1:21)
8. popular beats (3:01)
9. five waves (4:00)
10. interference_1 (5:22)
11. []lid (1:00)
12. z03 (4:08)
13. uI II I th I rI d (2:01)
14. trackerplatz (3:41)

Total Time 42:08

Line-up
Rob Jones – Drums
Paul Wolinski – Piano, Guitars, Programming etc
Joe Shrewsbury – Guitars
Simon Wright – Bass, Synth etc

Media/Samples 
popular beats
Teaser

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Eloy "The Vision, The Sword & The Pyre (Part II)"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock Opera
Label: Artist Station Records
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: September 27, 2019 (CD)
Tracklist
1. An Instant Of Relief... Still The War Rages On (6:28)
2. Between Hope, Doubts, Fear And Uncertainty (2:12)
3. Patay (5:23)
4. Joy (3:45)
5. Reims... The Coronation Of Charles VII (2:29)
6. Résumé (2:44)
7. Armistice Or War? (4:25)
8. Paris (3:47)
9. Abandoned (4:43)
10. Compiègne (5:10)
11. Tormenting Imprisonment (2:25)
12. Rouen (4:40)

Total Time 48:11

Line-up
Frank Bornemann - vocals, guitar
Hannes Folberth - keyboards
Michael Gerlach - keyboards
Klaus-Peter Matziol - bass
Stephan Emig - drums, percussion

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Teaser

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Hashshashin "Badakhshan"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive/Folk/Math Rock
Label: Art As Catharsis
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 27, 2019
Tracklist
1. Qom
2. Crossing The Panj
3. Death In Langar
4. Shrines Of The Wakhan
5. Sarhadd
6. The Taklamakan
7. Then He Hid Himself In The Refining Fire

Line-up
Evan McGregor: drums, percussion, Moroccan krakebs, frame drum, harmonium and didgeridoo
Lachlan R. Dale: guitars, Irish bouzouki, Persian setar, Pamiri setor and Afghan rabab
Cameron Macdonald: bass
   With
Natalya Bing: Violin (2, 3, 5, 6)

Description/Reviews
Here Hashshashin draw fresh influence from Middle Eastern musical traditions while exploring progressive atmospherics and psychedelia. These new elements are fused with the band’s progressive approach to composition and penchant for trance-inducing drone. 
Media/Samples 
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Astrosaur "Obscuroscope"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal
LabelPelagic Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 27, 2019
Tracklist
1. Poyekhali
2. Karakoram II
3. White Stone
4. Elephant Island
5. Supervoid
6. Homewards

Line-up
Eirik Kråkenes: guitar
Steinar Glas: bass
Jonatan Eikum: drums

Description/Reviews
ASTROSAUR‘s virtuous necro-nautic universe consists of equal parts instrumental rock and post-metal, studded with lavish prog-, jazz- mathrock- and black metal ornaments. Although heavier and more energetic, Obscuroscope feels slightly brighter in vibe overall, than the bands debut offering Fade In // Space Out. The songs have more riffs and written parts while maintaining some of the space, ambience and room for improvisation from the previous record.
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IQ "Resistance"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: GEP - GEPCD1064
Format: CD
Release date: September 27, 2019
Tracklist
Disc 1
  1. A Missile
  2. Stay Down
  3. Rise
  4. A Shallow Bay
  5. If Anything
  6. For Another Lifetime
Disc 2
  1. The Great Spirit Way
  2. Fire And Security
  3. Perfect Space
  4. Fallout
Line-up
Peter Nicholls - vocals
Mike Holmes - guitar
Tim Esau - bass
Paul Cook - drums
Neil Durant - keyboards

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Friday, September 20, 2019

Cult Of Luna "A Dawn To Fear"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive/Post Metal
LabelMetal Blade Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Silent Man (10:36)
2. Lay Your Head To Rest (6:23)
3. A Dawn To Fear (8:53)
4. Nightwalkers (10:48)
5. Lights On The Hill (15:07)
6. We Feel The End (7:06)
7. Inland Rain (7:00)
8. The Fall (13:13)

Total Time 79:06

Line-up
Johannes Persson - Guitars and Vocals
Magnus Lindberg - Drums
Andreas Johansson - Bass
Fredrik Kihlberg - Guitars and Vocals
Kristian Karlsson - Keyboard and Vocals
Thomas Hedlund - Drums and Percussion

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The Silent Man
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Tides From Nebula "From Voodoo to Zen"


Country: Poland
Genre(s)Instrumental Post Rock
LabelLong Branch Records,Mystic Production
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release dateSeptember 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. Ghost Horses
2. The New Delta
3. Dopamine
4. Radionoize
5. From Voodoo to Zen
6. Nothing to Fear and Nothing to Doubt
7. Eve White, Eve Black, Jane

Line-up
Maciej Karbowski – Guitar, Keys
Przemek Węgłowski – Bass, Keys
Tomasz Stołowski – Drums

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Bandcamp

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Klone "Le Grand Voyage"


Country: France
Genre(s): Atmospheric Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Kscope - KSCOPE646/ KSCOPE1038
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. Yonder [07:32]
2. Breach [03:50]
3. Sealed [04:46]
4. Indelible [04:53]
5. Keystone [04:57]
6. Hidden Passenger [05:21]
7. The Great Oblivion [04:43]
8. Sad and Slow [04:33]
9. Silver Gate [06:14]

Line-up
Yann Ligner : Vocals
Guillaume Bernard : Guitars, atmospherics
Aldrick Guadagnino : Guitars
Jean Etienne Maillard : Bass
Matthieu Metzger : Sample, saxophone, piano, systoles devices
Morgan Berthet (Myrath): Drums

Description/Reviews
 Known for its trademark dark guitar tones and epic brooding soundscapes, Le Grand Voyage is a dynamic and intense album that explores nine unique landscapes, and switches between dark, luminous, heavy and powerful sounds.

The album is inspired by duality: earthly and spiritual journeys, life and death, resilience and relenting, love and animosity – human nature and all its paradoxes. The ethereal atmospheres combine with riffs that recall 2012 album The Dreamer's Hideaway, and creates a natural evolution from 2015's Here Comes the Sun, evident in songs such as Sealed, Silver Gate and Hidden Passenger.
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Yonder

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Forest Field "Seasons"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, AOR
LabelRock Company - VRCCD402019 
FormatCD, digital
Release date: September 18, 2019
Tracklist
1. Delta Hours (4:34)
2. Change The World (5:45)
3. Spring Is Coming (4:13)
4. Into The Lion's Den (5:43)
5. Rain In May (5:04)
6. Eyewitness (5:52)
7. Circles (4:03)
8. A Silent Cry (6:11)
9. Autumn Sky (4:32)
10. Trading Places (6:00)
11. Storm In November (7:32)
12. On The Edge Of Winter (3:35)

Total Time 63:04

Line-up
Peter Cox - all instruments, additional vocals (1, 2, 4)
Phil Vincent (Legion, Tragik) - vocals
   With
Vince O’Regan (Pulse, Legion, Bob Catley) - guitar solos (4, 10)

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Monomyth "Orbis Quadrantis"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s)Instrumental Psychedelic, Space Rock, Stoner
LabelSuburban Records - BURBCD179, BURBLP179
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 13, 2019
Tracklist
01. Aquilo
02. Eurus
03. Auster
04. Favonius

Line-up
Selwyn Slop - Bass
Sander Evers (35007) - Drums
Peter van der Meer - Keyboards
Boudewijn Bonebakker - Guitars
Tjerk Stoop - Knobs & Computer

Description/Reviews
On Orbis Quadrantis the band delves into unexplored waters, yet their meticulous open-ended psychedelics remain in-between Ariel Pink and Pink Floyd.
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Aquilo

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Bryan Beller "Scenes From The Flood"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 13, 2019
Tracklist
01. The Scouring Of Three & Seventeen
02. Volunteer State
03. Everything And Nothing
04. A Quickening
05. Steiner In Ellipses
06. Always Worth It
07. Lookout Mountain
08. The Storm
09. The Flood
10. Bunkistan
11. As Advertised
12. Army Of The Black Rectangles
13. The Outer Boundary
14. Angles & Exits
15. The Inner Boundary
16. World Class
17. Sweet Water
18. Let Go Of Everything

Line-up
Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Dethklok, Steve Vai) - bass, keyboards, guitars and lead vocals
   With
Nili Brosh (Michael Jackson ONE, Tony MacAlpine, solo artist) - guitar
Darran Charles (Godsticks, The Pineapple Thief) - guitar
Mike Dawes (solo artist) - guitar
Janet Feder (solo artist, Fred Frith) - guitar
Guthrie Govan (The Aristocrats, Hans Zimmer Live, Steven Wilson) - guitar
Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, solo artist) - guitar
Jamie Kime (Zappa Plays Zappa, Jewel, Dr. John) - guitar
Teddy Kumpel (Joe Jackson, solo artist) - guitar
Jake Howsam Lowe (Plini, The Helix Nebula) - guitar
Rick Musallam (Mike Keneally, Ben Taylor) - guitar
Mike Olekshy (Max Morgan, Alison Ray) - guitar
Griff Peters (Mike Keneally, Billie Myers) - guitar
John Petrucci (Dream Theater) - guitar
Joe Satriani (Joe Satriani!) - guitar
Ray Hearne (Haken) - drums
Gene Hoglan (Dethklok, Strapping Young Lad, Testament, Death) - drums
Nate Morton (Cher, The Voice, American Idol house band) - drums
Joe Travers (Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson, Zappa Plays Zappa) - drums
Christopher Allis (Deana Carter, Denny Laine)
Paul Cartwright (Portugal The Man, Cee Lo Green, Mary J. Blige)
Julian Coryell (Alanis Morrissette, Jewel, Aimee Mann)
Fred Kron (Colin Hay, Donna Summer, When We First Met, Anchorman 2)
Evan Mazunik (Carla Bley, Anthony Braxton, solo artist)
Matt Rohde (Christina Aguilera, Jane’s Addiction, The Voice/American Idol)
Rishabh SinghSeen (Arijit SinghSingh, Mute The Saint, solo artist)
Leah Zeger (Stevie Wonder, Annie Lennox, Hans Zimmer Live)

Description/Reviews
Bassist/composer Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats, Joe Satriani, Dethklok, Steve Vai) presents a sweeping, epic-scale modern progressive double concept album that asks the question: When the storm comes for us, the big one after which things will not be the same, who are we and what do we become in those defining moments? Scenes From The Flood explores themes of ambition and loss, intentionality and reality, hope and disillusionment, and uses every second of its 18-song, 88-minute running order to tell an emotionally consuming and unforgettable musical story.
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The Storm

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

HFMC (Hasse Fröberg & Musical Companion) "Parallel Life"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelGlassville Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date:  September 12, 2019
Tracklist
1. Parallel Life (22:32)
   I. A Prophet's Escape
   II. To Change
   III. You and Life
   IV. Hand to the Sky
   V. An Otherworldly Purpose
   VI. A Choice Moment
2. Sleeping with the Ghost (5:27)
3. Time Waits (9:56)
4. All Those Faces (4:46)
5. Rain (9:05)
6. Friday (5:40)
7. Never Alone (8:20)

Total Time 65:46

Line-up
Hasse Fröberg (The Flower Kings): Lead vocals, guitar, tambourine
Anton Lindsjö: Guitar, vocals
Kjell Haraldsson: Keyboard, vocals
Thomsson: Bass, vocals
Ola Strandberg: Drums, 12-string acoustic guitar, vocals

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Monday, September 9, 2019

Nova Cascade "A Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Ambient/Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 9, 2019
Tracklist
1. Unwavering   
2. Antillas   
3. Rabbit Hole   
4. Echo & Narcissus    
5. Apophis   
6. Plasticine & Paint   
7. Joseph   
8. A Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows   
9. Thaw

Line-up
Dave Hilborne: Lead & backing vocals, synths, programming
Dave Fick : Bass
Charlie Bramald : Flute
David Anania: Drums
Eric Bouillette: Violin & lead guitar

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Atom Works "The Life Of Spice"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Mauste Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 6, 2019
Tracklist
1 400th Year
2 The Life of Spice
3 The Brothers Thirst
4 Puppet of the Three
5 The High and the Dry
6 Time in Eyes
7 Perennial's Prince
8 The Atom Dance
9 Beyond the Old

Line-up
Steve Baker - Vocals
Kasper Rosqvist - Guitars
Zsolt Szilagyi - Keyboards
Niklas Finnäs - Drums
Roi Partanen - Bass

Media/Samples 
The Atom Dance

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Kayo Dot "Blasphemy"


Country: USA
Genre(s):  Experimental/Progressive/Avant Rock
LabelProphecy Productions
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release dateSeptember 6, 2019
Tracklist
1. Ocean Cumulonimbus
2. The Something Opal
3. Lost Souls on Lonesome’s Way
4. Vanishing Act in Blinding Gray
5. Turbine, Hook, and Haul
6. Midnight Mystic Rise and Fall
7. An Eye for a Lie
8. Blasphemy: A Prophecy

Line-up
Toby Driver - guitar, bass, synths, vocals, percussion, electronics
Ron Varod - guitar
Leonardo Didkovsky - drums
Phillip Price - drums
Tim Byrnes - trumpet (5)
Timm Mason - additional synth design

Media/Samples 
Teaser
Bandcamp

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The Messthetics "Anthropocosmic Nest"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Fusion
Label: Dischord Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 6, 2019
Tracklist
1. Better Wings
2. Drop Foot
3. Section 9
4. Scrawler
5. The Assignment
6. Pay Dust
7. Pacifica
8. Because the Mountain Says So
9. Insect Conference
10. La Lontra
11. Touch Earth Touch Sky

Line-up
Brendan Canty - drums
Joe Lally - bass
Anthony Pirog - guitar

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Diagonal "ARC"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Canterbury, Psychedelic, Fusion
Label: Cobblers Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 6, 2019 (EU), September 29, 2019 (US)
Tracklist
1. 9-Green   
2. Stars Below   
3. Citadel   
4. The Spectrum Explodes   
5. Warning Flare   
6. Arc   
7. The Vital   
8. Celestia

Line-up
Alex Crispin (Baron) - Organ, Electric Piano, Vocals
Luke Foster (Autumn Chorus, Baron) - Drums, Percussion
Ross Hossack - Synthesiser
Daniel Pomlett - Bass, Vocals
Nicholas Whittaker - Alto Saxophone, Vocals
David Wileman - Guitars

Description/Reviews

It’s a record that maintains their effortlessly chameleonic shifts through Canterbury scene-indebted progressive rock, pulsing motorik and the spaced-out jazz expression; but where it really thrives is in its sense of spontaneity, imbibed from the quick and organic way that it came about.
Arc is their most organic sounding effort to date. Noticeable changes have been made to the sound, with an increased presence of both vocals and acoustic instrumentation. Track ‘Stars Below’ sees the band explore their interests in jazz tinged folk, whereas ‘The Vital’ ends up somewhere in orbit around Talk Talk’s later work or an ECM recording. In contrast the tracks ‘The Spectrum Explodes’ and ‘9-Green’ boast tight grooves that shift and break as synths, sax and distorted guitar come to the fore.
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Bandcamp

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Orion 2.0 "Virtual Human"


Country: France
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Musea Records - FGBG 5007
FormatCD, digital
Release date: September 2, 2019
Tracklist
1. Virtual Human (5:24)
2. T.O.W.U. (3:48)
3. Run For Life (5:54)
4. Le Nuage (4:31)
5. Silicon Cirkus (6:00)
6. Silicium (7:45)
7. Shagreen (7:01)

Total Time 40:29

Line-up
Jérôme Nigou - vocals, backing vocals
Pierre-Jean Horville - guitars
Paul Cribaillet - keyboards, piano
Eric Halter - bass guitar
Cédric Affre - drums, additional rhythm guitar (2)
   With
Philippe Kalfon - guitar solo (2)
Janusz Tokarz -  additional keyboards (5)

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Clepsydra "The Gap"


Country: Switzerland
Genre(s)Neo-Prog
Format: CD
Release dateAugust / September 2019
Tracklist
1. When The Bells Started Ringing (11:04)
2. You (10:20)
3. The Story Teller (9:16)
4. The Spell (6:40)
5. Millenium (14:57)
6. Lousy Soul (2:55)
7. Mind The Gap (7:34)

Total Time 62:46

Line-up
Aluisio Maggini - vocals
Luigi Biamino - guitars
Phil Hubert - keyboards
Nicola De Vita - bass
Pietro Duca - drums

Media/Samples
MIllennium

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Tool "Fear Inoculum"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Alternative Metal/Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release dateAugust 30, 2019
Tracklist
1. Fear Inoculum
2. Pneuma
3. Litanie contre la Peur
4. Invincible
5. Legion Inoculant
6. Descending
7. Culling Voices
8. Chocolate Chip Trip
9. 7empest
10. Mockingbeat

Line-up
Maynard James Keenan – vocals
Adam Jones – guitar
Justin Chancellor – bass guitar
Danny Carey – drums, percussion

Media/Samples 
Fear Inoculum

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Magic Pie "Fragments of the 5th Element"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelKarisma Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 30, 2019 
Tracklist
1 – The Man Who Had It All
2 – P & C
3 – Table For Two
4 – Touched By An Angel
5 – The Hedonist

Line-up
Kim Stenberg - guitars and vocals
Eirikur Hauksson (Ken Hensley, Kerrs Pink) -  lead vocals
Erling Henanger - keyboards and backing vocals
Eirik Hanssen - vocals
Lars Petter Holstad - bass and backing vocals
Jan T. Johannessen - drums

Description/Reviews
“Fragments of the 5th Element”  finds MAGIC PIE steering clear of the sterile perfection so often found amongst modern Prog bands  in order to create an album with a slightly more unpolished sound, and  a “rough around the edges” feel  that gives it an added bite.  From the genre-defying opener, to the  epic 23 minute closer, MAGIC PIE clearly demonstrate just why they have become a household name amongst Prog Rock fans, and why this album has been worth the long wait.
Media/Samples 
Bandcamp
P&C

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Friday, August 23, 2019

WRVTH "No Rising Sun"


Country:  USA
Genre(s)
Progressive Technical/Death Metal
Label: Unique Leader Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 23, 2019
Tracklist
1. Eventide (06:00)
2. Pirouette of Hysterics (05:41)
3. Calcified to Stone (01:20)
4. House of the Centenary (05:17)
5. Undertow (04:56)
6. Enshrined (05:59)
7. Headstones (05:14)
8. Dust and Moonlight (09:04)
9. Abstraction (05:15)
10. Furrows of a Dying Tree (04:41)

Line-up
Thomas Vasquez - Vocals
Joseph Serrano - Drums
Marcus Vasquez - Guitar
Jeremy Larsen - Guitar
Taylor Preston - Bass

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Bandcamp

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Offramp "Far Away Lands"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock, Electronica, Ambient
FormatCD, digital
Release date: December 1, 2018
Tracklist
1. Into the Abyss
2. Storm Front
3. Breaking Away
4. Far Away Lands
5. Remembering Then
6. Rain
7. Lost Again
8. Song X
9. Uncharted Waters
10. The Storm
11. Beyond Horizons
12. Changing Direction
13. Lament for a Friend
14. Rays of Light
15. The Valley
16. The Jam
17. After the Storm

Line-up
Chris Messina: Keyboards, percussion
Bob Giovannetti:  Programming,  keyboards
Andy Janowiak: Drums, percussion

Media/Samples 
2 tracks

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Parallel Dimension "Angular Perceptions"


Country: Puerto Rico
Genre(s): Progressive Metal 
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 16, 2019
Tracklist
1. Into the Mind's Womb (Overture)
2. Hall of Mirrors
3. What Lies Beyond
4. Orogeny
5. Hollow Hourglass(A Beautiful Lie)
6. Horizons
7. Vanishing Illusion
8. Delicate Violence

Line-up
Rafael Quintana – Guitars
Jerry Báez – Keyboards, Piano and Additional Programming
Daniel Almagro – Bass and Drums
Edgar López – Vocals
   With
Nichole Carrasquillo - Vocals (8)

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Pijn & Conjurer "Curse These Metal Hands"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Post Metal
Label: Holy Roar Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 16, 2019
Tracklist
1. High Spirits   
2. The Pall   
3. Endeavour   
4. Sunday

Line-up
Dan Nightingale - guitar & vocals
Luke Rees -  bass & vocals
Joe Clayton - guitar & vocals
Brady Deeprose - guitar & vocals
Nick Watmough - drums & vocals

Media/Samples 
Pijn's Bandcamp
Conjurer's Bandcamp

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