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Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Numento "The Cataclysm"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: December 30, 2019
Tracklist
1. Vultures (5:47)
2. Dethrone The Humankind (6:02)
3. Cryonic (5:56)
4. Extinction (6:03)
5. Concrete World (4:37)
6. Dead Eyes (5:44)
7. Clouds (8:38)

Total Time 42:47

Line-up
Katri Hiovain - Clean Vocals & Growls
Aleksi Vehmassalo - Guitar
Atte Asikainen - Guitar & Backing Growls
Tony Kuitunen - Bass
Mikko Virtanen - Drums

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Monday, December 30, 2019

Strange Conversations "Blase' Faire"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Hard Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 29, 2019
Tracklist
1. Fractured (4:17)
2. Ferris Wheel (5:26)
3. Better Late Than Never (5:02)
4. Spirals (4:44)
5. Between The Cracks (4:06)
6. Start Again (3:01)
7. Time And Intention (4:15)
8. She Doesn't Deserve It (3:53)
9. Stranglehold (Like Yesterday) (4:40)
10. Oddest Of Daze (9:15)

Total Time 48:39

Line-up
Jeremy Haynes: Vocals, keyboards, pianos, guitars, bass, drums
Joseph Haynes: Vocals
   With
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X): Keyboards (1)

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Aghora "Entheogenic Frequencies"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal 
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: December 29, 2019 (digital),  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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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Human Pyramids "Power Pose"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Chamber, Progressive Pop/Rock 
Label: Three Mile Town Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: December 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. 4000 Miles (3:44)
2. Volcano (3:12)
3. Lullaby (4:08)
4. Boxing Day (4:29)
5. Treacle (2:07)
6. Confetti (4:13)
7. Hospital Radio (1:34)
8. Memory Map (4:09)
9. Wisdom Teeth (3:39)
10. Hanlon's Razor (1:46)
11. The Mighty Atom (2:52)
12. Trouble (2:14)

Total Time 38:07

Line-up
Al Gunby – drums
Caroline Lyons – vocals
Kev Brolly – clarinet
Susanne Bell – accordion
Paul Russell – guitars, synths and tuned percussion
Amelia Conway-Jones – violin
Ian Anderson – viola
Pete Harvey – cello
Susan Appelbe – cello and double bass
Gordon Clarke – trumpet
Ross McCrae – trombones
Tom Brogan – saxophones
Nick Etheridge – cimbasso and tuba
Rory Clark – tuba, french horn, sousaphone and percussion

Description/Reviews
HPs’ greatest asset (in this humble writer’s view) is their joyful attitude to instrumental arrangement – every shimmering clarinet line, buzzing horn swell and glimmering glockenspiel hit feels like the product of exquisite craft and attention, as well as incredible musicianship. It’s a rare group that can muster such a broad instrumental palette (is that a dulcimer in ‘Treacle’?) – and they deftly weave a host of organic and electronic timbres together from technicolour track to another. (Niall Ward-O'Brien at feckingbahamas.com)
Also read the review by Simon Smith at higherplainmusic.com

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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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Chalcedony "Chapter IV"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Rusalka Records
FormatCD, digital
Release date: December 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Sailor Song (4:47)
2. Talisman (4:41)
3. Sharing Lives (4:09)
4. For Alex (2:53)
5. Lake Lady (1:42)
6. Day By Day (3:28)
7. Fables And Foes (14:01)
8. Goodbye The Sun (6:30)
9. Revelation (5:11)
10. Senses (4:42)

Total Time 52:04

Line-up
Eveshka Ghost - vocals, drums, pianos
Chris Wilson - Guitars

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Wednesday, December 25, 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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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Deaton LeMay Project "Day After Yesterday"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 23, 2019
Tracklist
1. Storm The Castle (4:06)
2. Day After Yesterday (4:57)
3. Tri-Overture (2:22)
4. The Past (4:26)
5. The Future (4:38)
6. The Present (5:34)
7. Fade Away (5:46)
8. To The End (6:43)
9. Silent Stone (7:19)
10. Event Horizon Pt. 1 (2:44)
11. Event Horizon Pt. 2 (3:52)
12. Voice Of Freedom (6:57)

Total Time 59:24

Line-up
Roby Deaton - Keyboards
Craig LeMay - Drums, Percussion
   With
Hadi Kiani - Vocals
Ehsan Imani - Guitars
Joel Gregoire - Guitars
Josh Mark Raj - Guitars

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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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Sunday, December 22, 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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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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Pyramids on Mars "Edge of the Black"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital 
Release date: December 21, 2019
Tracklist
1. Blood Moon (5:42)
2. Nacht Waffen (6:56)
3. Song Of Light (5:44)
4. F-22 Raptor (5:53)
5. The Ambassador (4:57)
6. Mercury Magnetar (4:58)
7. Arcturian Rain (4:38)
8. Time To Believe (4:40)
9. Arioso Lullaby (4:39)
10. Whale Song (4:28)

Total Time 52:35

Line-up
Kevin Estrella

Description/Reviews
There's good variety in the song styles. The opening track, Blood Moon, features the unmistakable galloping rhythms and harmonising guitars of Iron Maiden. Arioso Lullaby harkens back to Pachelbel's Canon in D, overdubbed with layers of electric guitars, while Whale Song is, yes you guessed it, whale cries imitated via whammy bar, over oceanic keyboards and sound effects.
While Edge Of The Black has an occasional Yngwie-type neo-classical solo passage, and there are some reminders of classical influences in keyboard harpsichord samples, the best elements of this album remind me more of the crunchy, riff-laden playing of George Lynch or Zakk Wylde, than the fleet-fingered solo gymnastics of Satriani, Malmsteen, or Vai.
Read the full review by Chris Haggstrom at dprp.net

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Overworld Dreams "Gateway"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: December 21, 2019
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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Saturday, December 21, 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

Media/Samples 
Stream 1
Stream 2
Deezer

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Glasswing "The Astral Tramp"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: December 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. Overture (3:56)
2. The City Of Boxes (3:49)
3. Smoke (4:55)
4. In Lands Unknown (6:37)
5. Aphasia's Fall (5:11)
6. Astral Tramp (10:49)
7. Scenes From The Astral Tramp (1:58)
8. The Fly (8:48)

Total Time 46:03

Line-up
Kyle Myers - Vocals and Synthesizers
Aidan Sloppy - Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Keys
Nick Vollbrecht - Electric Guitars
Ryan Javens - Drums and Percussion
Chris Fohner - Bass Guitars
   With
Ryan Davis - Saxophone (3, 6)
Jeffrey Myers - Piano (7)

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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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Friday, December 20, 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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Thursday, December 19, 2019

Jus Primae Noctis "Istinto"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Symphonic
LabelNadir Music - NDR 0060
Format: CD, digital
Release dateDecember 2019 (CD), January 17, 2020 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Ouverture (4:18)
2. Quarto (6:40)
 a) Stasi
 b) Crisi
 c) Posto Al Sicuro
3. Nel Buio (4:50)
 a) Nel Buio
 b) Rivelazione
4. La Prima Volta Che Ho Visto La Luce (4:23)
5. Dissimulare Disagio Da Deprecabile Disordine (DDDDD) (1:03)
6. Una Storia (7:49)
 a) Perso Nella Mia Chimica
 b) Prigioniero
7. L'Uomo D'Aria E La Preda (6:50)
8. Gli Aquiloni (3:06)
9. Maria (live 2016) (9:51)
 a) Ida
 b) Volta
10. Urgenza (0:40)
11. E' Tutto Amore (9:01)

Line-up
Marco Fehmer - vocals, guitar
Beppi Menozzi - keyboards
Mario Riggio - drums
Pietro Balbi - guitar
   With
Alex “Pacho” Rossy - percussion (1-3, 5, 6, 8, 11)
Diego Banchero (Il Segno del Comando) - bass (1-7, 11)
Giovanni Bottino - bass (9)
Marina Larcher - vocals (6)
Renzo Luise - guitar (6)
Matteo Scarpettini - percussion (6, 8, 11)
Luca Scherani (Coscienza di Zeno, Hostsonaten) - keyboards (11)

Description/Reviews
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Ouverture
Quarto
Nel Buio
La prima volta che ho visto la luce
Una Storia
L'Uomo D'Aria E La Preda
Gli Aquiloni
Maria (live 2016)
E' tutto amore
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Scaladei "The Swing Of Things"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Neo-Prog
Format: CD, digital
Release date: December 18, 2019 (digital), February 2020 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Tower 9 (18:09)
2. Scaladei (2:39)
3. The Swing Of Things (4:57)
4. Autumn Colours (1:08)
5. Beyond And Comeback The Sky (8:45)
6. Dangerous Bends (5:45)
7. Seeing Things, Your Thoughts (5:22)

Total Time 46:45

Line-up
Enric Pascual (Harnakis, Dr. No): Vocals, drums, keyboards , mellotrón.
Santi Calero: Electric & Spanish guitars
   With
Samuel  Calero: Bass (3)
Peter Fischer: Guitar (1)

Description/Reviews
Both musicians have poured their heart and soul into the music, as delicately demonstrated by the epic Tower 9 which incorporates lovely melancholic ideas and many neo-progressive influences. The engaging extensive track flows through many different atmospheres and delicious segments that feel somewhat familiar to Eighties Italian Neo-progressive rock bands like Fancy Fluid and Leviathan, while the middle section seeps into darker early Marillion territories. Most appealing is its continuance into a long embracing instrumental movement mindful to Eloy (Silent Cries & Mighty Echoes), which is brought with perfect harmonisation of keys, mellotron and gorgeous guitars, played most excellently by special guest Peter Fischer.
Read the full review by Jan Buddenberg at dprp.net

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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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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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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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Tuesday, December 17, 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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Monday, December 16, 2019

Alex Gage's Flagship "Broadside!"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock 
Format: digital
Release date: December 16, 2019
Tracklist
1. Masterwerk March (3:56)
2. Before Our History Dies (8:25)
3. Albatross I (1:27)
4. Can You Hear Me Calling? (Whale Song) (5:32)
5. Albatross Ii (1:49)
6. Finding The Meaning (5:54)
7. Albatross Iii (1:42)
8. Sphinx (pt. 2) (5:54)
9. Albatross Iv (1:38)
10. The Forgotten (The Way All Scars Heal) ~ An Instrumental Premise (8:29)
11. Albatross V (3:15)
12. Turn Out The Lights (10:12)
13. It's All Overture! (6:04)

Total Time 64:17

Line-up
Alex Gage - all instruments and vocals
    Except
Sarah Thawer - drums and percussion (4, 10);
Luke Griffin - vocals (6);
Lennox C.B.'s left hand (2);
The Magnetic Revelators - drums and guitar (2).

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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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Sunday, December 15, 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)

Media/Samples 
Progstreaming
Red Moon
The Great Escape
My Mind In The Cage

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Saturday, December 14, 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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Anno Mundi "Land of Legends"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Retro Prog, Hard Rock
LabelBlack Widow Records - BWR 227
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: December 13, 2019 (CD, vinyl), January 15, 2020 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Twisted World's End (5:34)
2. Hyperborea (14:58)
3. Dark Energy (3:05)
4. Hyperway To Knowhere (9:25)
5. Female Revenge (14:03)
6. Megas Alexandros (7:49) - digital
7. Dark Matter: Nibiru's Orbit (1:32)  - digital
8. Searching The Faith (5:56)  - digital
9. Tribute To Erich Zann (0:36)  - digital
10. Pending Trial (8:36)  - digital
11. Fanfare (2:09)  - digital

Total Time 73:43

Line-up
Federico Giuntoli (Epic band Martiria) - vocals
Mattia Liberati - keys
Flavio Gonnellini (Ingranaggi della Valle) - bass
Alessio Secondini Morelli - guitar
Gianluca Livi - drums
   With
Renato Gasparini (Agorа) - guitar
Alessandro Milana
Francesca Luce
Domenico Dente
Alessio Livi
Emanuele Livi

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Stream 1
Stream 2


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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Mythology "The Castle of Crossed Destinies"


Country: Unknown
Genre(s): Retro Prog
LabelBlack Widow Records - BWRCD2162/BWR216
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release dateDecember 13, 2019 (CD, vinyl), January 15, 2020 (digital)
Tracklist
1. The Castle Of Crossed Destinies (9:54)
2. Missed Chances (10:37)
3. The Moon (3:49)
4. Now I'm Blind (4:35)
5. The Emperor (11:07)
6. Don't Be Afraid (5:55)

Total Time 45:57

Line-up
Chad Samoth - drums
Athos Sade - lead vocals
Lady Sif - backing vocals
Aton Dasha - guitar
Dan Moses - keyboards
Santo Asteda - bass guitar
Dana Shettom- sax, mellotron

Description/Reviews
Nobody knows their real names hidden by pseudonyms
Nobody knows their origins
Nobody knows when this album has been recorded
Only two things are certain:
First; this album is an incredible mixture of 70s Hard Rock, Progressive Rock with Jazzy touches and a mystic atmosphere.
Second; name is MYTHOLOGY.
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Stream


Hamo "Internet"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Math Rock, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: December 13, 2019
Tracklist
1. Another Song About Cherry Picking (4:27)
2. Drifting Away (3:57)
3. Coffee Table (3:50)
4. Open Ur Eyes (3:07)
5. The Jaguar (2:50)
6. Euphoric Migraine (3:41)
7. Shrink Ray (3:30)
8. Mr. Nightmare (4:18)
9. I.T. Specialist (3:29)
10. Umbra (3:17)
11. Unworthy (3:10)
12. Polyester Chester (3:19)
13. Yo, Same (4:50)

Total Time 47:45

Line-up
Henry McCormack: guitar
Andrew Ortega: drums, vocals
Austin MacIntire: bass, vocals
Paul Ortega: guitar
   With
Daniel Schirripa: saxophone (12)

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Friday, December 13, 2019

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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Rodney Matthews and Jeff Scheetz with Oliver Wakeman "Trinity"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: December 13, 2019 
Tracklist
1. The Heavy Metal Hero (4:59)
2. Mirador (8:46)
3. The Granite Curtain (5:56)
4. Night On The Bare Mountain (5:54)
5. November Wedding (3:46)
6. Stop The Slaughter (5:31)
7. The Leavetaking (4:01)
8. The Hop (4:25)
9. Rivendell (5:46)
10. Trinity (7:40)

Total Time 56:44

Line-up
Rodney Matthews - drums, lyrics and words
Jeff Scheetz - guitars and bass
Oliver Wakeman - keyboards
John Payne (Asia) - bass and vocals
Pete Coleman - bagpipes, recorders and keyboards
Tony Clarkin (Magnum) - bass
Steve Amadeo - bass
Charles McNeal - alto sax
Sarah Prothero - vocals
Mark A. Williams - narrations
Rick Wakeman (Yes) - harpsichord and church organ

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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

Media/Samples 
3 tracks
Stream 1
Stream 2

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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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Wednesday, December 11, 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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Ulls "Anoia s'apodera"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Psychedelic
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: December 10, 2019
Tracklist
1. Corona d'or (5:39)
2. Reig bord (5:58)
3. El fosser (9:15)
4. La llum eterna tremola (14:39)

Total Time 35:31

Line-up
David Trillo - all instruments, vocals

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Tuesday, December 10, 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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