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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Kinetic Element "The Face of Life"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Symphonic
Label: Melodic Revolution Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February/March 2019
Tracklist
1) Epistle
2) All OpenEyes
3) The Face of Life
4) Last Words

Line-up
Mike Visaggio - keyboards, vocals
Michael Murray - drums
Mark Tupko - bass
Saint John Coleman - vocals
Peter Matuchniak (Gekko Project, Bomber Goggles) - guitars

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Epistle
All Open Eyes
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Friday, February 22, 2019

Wheel "Moving Backwards"


Country: Finland, UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelOdyssey Music Network
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
1 Vultures
2 Wheel
3 Tyrant
4 Up the chain
5 Skeletons
6 Where the pieces lie
7 Lacking

Line-up
James Lascelles - Vocals, Guitar
Roni Seppänen - Lead Guitar
Mikko Määttä - Bass
Santeri Saksala - Drums

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Vultures
Where The Pieces Lie

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Dream Theater "Distance Over Time"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelInsideOut Music
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
1. Untethered Angel (6:14)
2. Paralyzed (4:17)
3. Fall Into The Light (7:04)
4. Barstool Warrior (6:43)
5. Room 137 (4:23)
6. S2N (6:21)
7. At Wit's End (9:20)
8. Out Of Reach (4:04)
9. Pale Blue Dot (8:25)
10. Viper King (4:00) (Bonus Track)

Total Time: 60:51

Line-up
James LaBrie - vocals
Jordan Rudess - keyboards
John Petrucci - guitars
Michael Mangini - drums
John Myung - bass

Media/Samples 
Paralyzed
Fall Into The Light
Untethered Angel

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O.R.k. "Ramagehead"


Country: UK/Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelKscope - KSCOPE637/KSCOPE1033
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
1. Kneel To Nothing (4:38)
2. Signals Erased (4:29)
3. Beyond Sight (4:48)
4. Black Blooms (4:11)
5. Time Corroded (4:30)
6. Down The Road (4:40)
7. Some Other Rainbow Part 1 (1:33)
8. Strangled Words (4:13)
9. Some Other Rainbow Part 2 (5:34)

Total Time 38:36

Line-up
Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari aka Lef - vocals
Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) - bass
Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson) - drums
Carmelo Pipitone - guitars
   With
Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) - vocals (4)

Media/Samples 
Trailer
Kneel To Nothing
Black Blooms

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The Room "Caught By The Machine"


Country: UK
Genre(s)AOR, Progressive Rock
Label: White Star Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date:  February 22, 2019
Tracklist
1. Bodies on the Road
2. Run
3. Broken
4. The Golden Ones
5. Just Walk Away
6. Drowning in Sound
7. Clover
8. Vanished
9. It's Not My Home
10. Bloodstream

Line-up
Martin Wilson (Grey Lady Down) - Vocals
Steve Anderson (Grey Lady Down) - Guitar
Eric Bouillette - Guitar
Mark Dixon - Keyboards
Chris York - Drums
Andy Rowe - Bass
   With
John Mitchell (Kino, Arena, Lonely Robot) - Backing vocals
Kim Seviour (Touchstone) - Vocals (6)

Media/Samples 
Broken
The Golden Ones

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Rhys Marsh "October After All"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelKarisma Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
  1. River - 3:51
  2. Long Way Back - 3:38
  3. Golden Lullabies - 5:28
  4. Ride The New Wave - 5:06
  5. The Butterflies - 4:23
  6. Let It Be Known! - 3:21
  7. One Hundred Memories - 3:59
  8. The Summer Days - 4:47
  9. ‘22’ - 3:33
  10. (It Will Be) October After All - 7:01
Line-up
Rhys Marsh  (The Autumn Ghost, Opium Cartel, Kaukasus): all instruments
   With:
Arve Henriksen: trumpet
Kåre Kolve: saxophone
Rohey: choir
Silje Leirvik: choir
Anders Bjermeland: choir
Tim Bowness: choir

Description/Reviews
With “October After All” MARSH has come up with a beautiful, atmospheric, prog album that features both alternative rock and jazz elements.
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Stream
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Mortanius "Till Death Do Us Part"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal
Label: Rockshots Records - RSCD053
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
1. Facing the Truth (5:11)
2. Disengage (10:17)
3. Jaded (9:02)
4. Till Death Do Us Part (18:23)
5. Last Christmas (Wham cover) (5:56)

Album Length: 48:50

Line-up
Lucas Flocco: Lead and backing vocals
Jesse Shaw: Bass
    With:
Ollie Bernstein: Lead guitars
AJ Larsen: Rhythm guitars
Leo Figaro: Additional lead vocals (1)
Jonas Heidgert: Additional lead vocals (3)

Description/Reviews
Musically, the band has quite the unique sound, as they lean heavily towards the prog end of the spectrum, emphasizing longer tracks with very complex arrangements, and there’s a ton of extended softer passages, dominated by keyboards. There are certainly times where the music reminds me a bit of classic Dream Theater, and for a prog/power metal album, the music is often very soft and subdued, with a strong focus on ambient keys. When the music does get heavier, there are also times where the keys have a very retro sound to them, and overall the music has a very late 80’s/early 90’s feel to it, to the point where I could easily see some folks who haven’t been told otherwise, possibly thinking it could be a lost album from that period. I don’t consider that a knock against the album, though, as it does feel intentional, and if anything it helps give the music a distinct feel, that feels quite different from most modern albums in the genre. While keyboards dominate, there is some great guitar work to be found here, with the expected excellent solos, which are equal parts technically proficient, melodic and very emotional at times, as well as some heavy riffs, which tend to come in quick bursts.
Read the full review by Travis Green at myglobalmind.com

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Facing The Truth

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Shumaun "One Day Closer to Yesterday"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
  1. Sensus Divinitatis
  2. The Writing’s on the Wall
  3. Fear Is
  4. Nafsi Ammara
  5. City of Gold
  6. Central Station
  7. Prove Yourself
  8. Go
  9. Remember Me and I Will Remember You
  10. One Day Closer to Yesterday
Line-up
Farhad Hossain: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Jose Mora: Bass
Tyler Kim: Guitars
Tanvir Tomal: Drums

Media/Samples 
Go

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Professor Tip Top "Hybrid Hymns"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Pop, Psychedelic
LabelApollon Records Prog - ARP022
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
1 Black holes part I
2 An akward choice
3 Machine emotions
4 The dogs are coming
5 Data mining
6 Light generator
7 Turing machines
8 Passion
9 Hybrid Minds
10 Closer
11 The final night
12 Black holes part II

Total Length: 46:03

Line-up
Svein Magnar Hansen - Vocals
Sam Fossbak - Guitars, keyboards, synth, vocals
Stein Høgset - Bass
Charles Wise - Drums

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An Awkward Choice

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Peridoni "Flower"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: November 3, 2018
Tracklist
1 - Within Reach (03:42)
2 - Day By Day (03:54)
3 - Visions (04:58)
4 - What Are You Waiting For (04:32)
5 - Okulo (03:50)
6 - Obsidian (05:09)
7 - Side By Side (06:56)
8 - In Common (04:56)
9 - Knots Of Mahogany (03:41)

Line-up
Cory Donnini
Kaleb Perrin
Ben Steinkamp
Kevin Harris
Jamebo Corsini-Lights

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Grand Tour "Clocks That Tick (But Never Talk)"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Format: CD
Release date: February 18, 2018
Tracklist
  1. Clocks That Tick (But Never Talk)
  2. Don't Cry Now
  3. Back in the Zone
  4. The Panic
  5. Shadow Walking
  6. Game Over
  7. Slumber Sweetly 
Line-up
Hew Montgomery (Abel Ganz): keyboards
Joe Cairney (Comedy of Errors): vocals
Bruce Levick (Comedy of Errors): drums
Mark Spalding (Comedy of Errors): guitar
Chris Radford: bass

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Cabinets of Curiosity "The Chaos Game"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 15, 2019
Tracklist
1. Death, She Walks On
2. Angular Sterility
3. Fractals & Coastlines
4. Timeless Sound 03:43
5. Doomsday Algorithm
6. The Same Tiny Apartment...
7. In A Day
8. Fractometer
9. Bro Science
10. The Chemist & The Engineer
11. Nowhere Near The Blade
12. The Clockwork Pheasant

Line-up
James Naprawa – Lead Guitar
Jared Hirst – Bass, Percussion
Bran Blackmire – Guitar
Justin Jones – Keyboards
Anthony Warga – Saxophone
Kristina Bacich – Flute
Nat Hornyak – Vocals, Piano

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The Tronosonic Experience "II: The Big Blow"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: Apollon Records Prog - ARP020
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 15, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Big Blow (5:09)
2. Coup De Grace (5:56)
3. Voyager Pt 1 (5:25)
4. Voyager Pt 2 (1:09)
5. Rasputin (4:29)
6. Maelstrom (slight Return) (1:08)
7. Iron Camel (3:42)
8. 50 Let Pobedy (6:06)
9. Lost Highway (5:22)

Total Time 38:26

Line-up
Ole Jørgen Bardal - saxophone
Jango Nilsen - drums
Øyvind Nypan - guitars
Per Harald Ottesen - electric bass

Description/Reviews
The Tronosonic Experience’s music is inspired by both the avant-garde jazz artists of the sixties and the progressive rock bands of the seventies, and on “II: The Big Blow” the band continues evolving their blend of punk jazz and instrumental rock. The music is varied, and ranges from the fast paced and hard-hitting tracks The Big Blow and Iron Camel, via the slowly evolving thunder of 50 Let Pobedy and Rasputin, to the groovy vibes of Coup De Grace. The albums pivotal's tracks, Voyager Pt. I and Pt. 2 take the listeners on a musical journey that starts with a soft pulsating beat on the drums, continues to evolve into a full-blown thunderstorm of free saxophone blowing, soaring guitar, rolling drums and bubbling bass, and ends with the quiet, dubby soundscapes of Voyager Pt. 2. The track Lost Highway shows a more lyrical side of the band, and closes the album with a dose of arctic melancholy.
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Progstreaming
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Fernando Perdomo "Out To Sea 2"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: February 15, 2018 
Tracklist
1. Two   
2. Super Woofer (feat. Joe Deninzon)    
3. Boing (feat. Jamison Smeltz)    
4. Theme from "Dr. Leisure" (feat Tom Bones Malone and Eddie Zyne)   
5. Beautiful (feat. Eric Matthews and Joe Cass)   
6. Five Four (feat. Mark Murdock)   
7. Stairway to the Sea   
8. Your Precious Echo   
9. Saturday Night   
10. The Angels of Ardent   
11. Seven Stars   
12. Arturius   
13. The Stratosphere (feat. Mark Murdock)   
14. Flying to Utopia (feat. Derek Cintron)   
15. The Victory   
16. Angel (feat the Out to Sea Band Live at The Shack)   
17. The Architect (tribute to Peter Banks) (feat the Out to Sea Band Live at The Shack)

Line-up
Fernando Perdomo (Dave Kerzner)
   With
Joe Deninzon, Jamison Smeltz, Joe Cass Eric Matthews, Tom Bones Malone, Eddie Zyne, Mark Murdock , Derek Cintron, Roger Houdaille, Vic Kingsley

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Motorpsycho "The Crucible"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Psychedelic
LabelRune Grammofon - MPCD103Stickman Records - Psychobabble 105
FormatCD, vinyl
Release date: February 15, 2019
Tracklist
1. Psychotzar
2. Lux Aeterna
3. The Crucible

Line-up
Bent Sæther — vocals, bass, sundry
Hans Magnus “Snah” Ryan — guitars, vocals
Tomas Järmyr – drums

Description/Reviews
The Crucible starts where The Tower ended, but it soon takes on its own hue, and it is clear that it cannot be called a ‘sequel' as such: this is very much a step further out than anywhere the band ventured on The Tower. While it is broader lyrically speaking, it is even sharper focused musically and, if possible, even more idiosyncratic and insular than ever: unarguably a Motorpsycho album. There aren’t many traditional song structures or pop format platitudes on display, and there is indeed hardly any respect paid to any trad rock song conventions on the whole album, but that’s not really what one listens to Motorpsycho for anyway, is it? From the most Neanderthal of rock riffs to the most rhythmically oblique polytonal solo sections they’ve ever recorded, this album musically seems to sum up the extremes of the band’s current interests and concerns.
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Cheeto's Magazine "Amazingous"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 15, 2019 (digital), March 2, 2019 (CD, vinyl)
Tracklist
1.  Chili Guillermo (6:41)
2.  Cheese Cheater (6:34)
3.  Outflow (7:10)
4.  Ready to Rumble (5:06)
5.  Close Your Eyes (5:16)
6.  Scum (4:49)
7.  A.W.K.A.R.D. (3:54)
8.  Big Boy (25:09)

Line-up
Gerard Sala: drums, percussions
Alex Marques: bass guitar
Manel Orella: guitars
Matias Lizana: keyborads, percussion
Esteban Navarro: vocals, keyboards

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Atrium "Gravity Dreams"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Formatdigital
Release date: February 15, 2019
Tracklist
1. Not a Robot
2. Artificial Ignorance
3. Flood of Color
4. Wallaby with a Glue Gun
5. A Million Waves
6. Omnipresence
7. Oxymotive
8. Unquantifiable Things
9. The Smallest of Particles
10. Picturesick
11. Something Truly Sentient

Line-up
Vincent R. Ochoa - everything

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Bandcamp

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Disen Gage "The Big Adventure"


Country: Russia
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: [addicted label] - 733
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 14, 2019 (digital), late February 2019 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Shiroyama (2:31)
2. Adventurers (5:20)
3. Chaos Point (7:00)
4. Enough (4:38)
5. All The Truths' Meeting (5:24)
6. Selfish Tango (7:28)
7. Carnival Escape (8:57)
8. Fin (4:56)

Total Time 46:14

Line-up
Konstantin Mochalov — guitar & sound engineering
Eugeny Kudryashov — drums
Nikolai Syrtsev — bass
Sergei Bagin — guitar & synth
   With
Igor Bukaev — accordion/button accordion (2)
Ekaterina Morozova — piano (3, 8)
Vasily Tsirin — cello (4)
Vadim Sorokin — synth (6), bass (8)

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Skylake "In Orbit"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock
Label: FREIA Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 14, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Storm   
2. Haste   
3. Prisoner   
4. Smooth Skin / War Within   
5. Vicious   
6. Crossroads   
7. Luna

Line-up
Suzan van den Engel - lead vocals, harp
Bart Laan - guitars, additional vocals
Arjan Laan - drums
Charlie Feld - bass guitar
    With
Felix Kessels - violin & viola (3)

Description/Reviews
The album is musically informed by bands such as Karnivool, Tesseract, Anathema and Porcupine Tree, though mostly featuring their own sound. It alters between atmospheric, melodic and rhythmic styles, and varies in its intensity from calmer acoustic and ambient sections to more guitar-heavy pieces.
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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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Oblivion Her Majesty "Hopeless Masterminds"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: February 1, 2019 
Tracklist
1. Hopeless Masterminds (4:12)
2. The Navigator (2:35)
3. Gamma Crucis (1:38)
4. OSMC (3:51)
5. Oblivion Her Majesty (4:01)
6. The Navigator's Rage (5:40)
7. One Thousand Ships (4:54)
8. Dark Matter (6:51)

Total Time 33:42

Line-up
Will Schmidt - Lead Vocals, Guitar
Adam Federbusch - Lead Guitar
Rachel Bello - Bass
Jake Durante-Koller - Keyboards, Vocals
Mike Lombardo - Drums

Description/Reviews
Rooted in progressive rock, metal, modern pop, and even classical/romantic era styles, Oblivion Her Majesty’s sound palette spans the spectrum between heavy prog-rock textures, beautiful ballads, and experimental electronic music.
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Brandon Burch "Disconnection"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: February 12, 2019
Tracklist
1. Digital Footprint (1:55)
2. Virtual Reality (5:27)
3. Flawed By Design (5:36)
4. The Glitch (4:27)
5. Time Bend (5:43)
6. Digital Noise (2:16)
7. Disconnection (5:55)
8. Arc (2:54)
9. Recharged (3:43)
10. New Reality (6:34)
11. Cognizance (9:12)

Total Time 53:42

Line-up
Brandon Burch - all instruments

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Saturday, February 9, 2019

Ascending From Ashes "Glory"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 9, 2019 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Glory, Pt. One (1:42)
2. The Prince (5:49)
3. Afraid (5:25)
4. Bad Judge Of Character (4:39)
5. Glory, Pt. Two (5:39)
6. Enemy (3:33)
7. Caesar (2:54)
8. Command And Conquer (4:18)
9. Home (3:57)
10. Revolt (3:11)
11. Fall Of Lucifer (3:34)
12. Glory, Pt. Three (0:45)
13. Greater Good (5:47)

Total Time 51:13

Line-up
Sean Collichio - Lead Vocals
David Ricco - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Kevin Ricco - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Sean Johnson - Drums

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Revolt
Enemy

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Friday, February 8, 2019

Labirinto "Divino Afflante Spiritu"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Post Metal
Label: Dissenso Records (Brazil), Pelagic Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 8, 2019
Tracklist
1. Agnus Dei
2. Penitência
3. Eleh Ha Devarim
4. Demiurge
5. Vigília
6. Asherdu
7. Divino Afflante Spiritu

Line-up
Hristos Eleutério - Bass
Lucas Melo - Percussion
Francisco Bueno - Guitar
Luis Naressi - Guitar, Synths
Erick Cruxen - Guitar
Muriel Curi - Drums
   With
Elaine Campos - Vocals (1)

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Veil of Conspiracy "Me, Us and Them"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Revalve Records - RR109
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 8, 2019
Tracklist
1. Before Madness (1:04)
2. Mine Forever (4:46)
3. How To Find The Light (4:10)
4. Seshen (3:40)
5. Skinless (6:00)
6. Split Mind (4:35)
7. Fragments (4:49)
8. Blasphemous Offering (3:16)
9. Collapse (4:51)
10. Son Of Shame (4:43)
11. Dorian (7:24)
12. Staring (1:12)

Total Time 50:30

Line-up
Chris De Marco: vocals
Luca Gagnoni: guitars
Emanuela Marino: guitars
Andrea Manno: bass
Davide Fabrizio: drums

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Mine Forever

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Gerry Mancuso "Prophesy"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: February 8, 2019
Tracklist
1. Prophesy (7:06)
2. Lunar Mission (1:39)
3. The Magicians Secret (6:01)
4. Haunted Forest (6:41)
5. Spirit Garden (5:22)
6. The Banger (2:39)
7. Vikings Final Journey (5:39)
8. Landing Dock (3:19)
9. Final Frontiers (8:24)

Total Time 46:50

Line-up
Gerry Mancuso
   With
Cely Batista - vocals (9)
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X, Black Country Communion) - keyboards (9)
Den K Fischel - guitar (1)

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Sunday, February 3, 2019

habelard2 "Il dado è tratto"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: February 3, 2019
Tracklist
1. Bad Shape (8:38)
2. Carne, Ingranaggi, Tibie E Pulegge (7:07)
3. Idiosincrasia (6:25)
4. Il Pianto Della Iena (5:42)
5. Empty Pages (3:54)
6. E7sus2 (5:02)
7. Il Dado E' Tratto (16:07)

Total Time 52:55

Line-up
Sergio Caleca (Ad Maiora) - All instruments

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

Caldera "Tephra"


Country: Greece
Genre(s): Instrumental Post Metal
Format: digital
Release date: February 2, 2019
Tracklist
1. Nunavut (8:51)
2. Set In Stone (11:17)
3. Näcken (4:37)
4. Outrenoir (12:00)
5. Derelict (6:00)

Total Time 42:45

Line-up
Aristotelis Anthopoulos - Guitars
Stelios Proestakis - Bass, Synths
Marios Louvaris - Drums

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The ID "IDO - Book 2"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: February 2, 2019
Tracklist
1. Mind's Eye (2:18)
2. Altered State (3:06)
3. Arrange...Act...Assert (6:44)
4. The Lowest Ebb (3:31)
5. Rescue (8:55)
6. The Return (4:56)
7. Resurrection (7:30)
8. The Offensive (4:59)
9. The Outcome (4:30)
10. A Grasp At Freedom (3:01)
11. Epilogue (3:03)

Total Time 52:33

Line-up
Tim Pepper - Vocals, Keyboards, Programming
Peter Albrektsen - Guitars, Keyboards
Peter Rodel - Keyboards
Mark Murdock - Drums, Keyboards

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Approaching The Silence "On These Shores"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 2, 2019 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Onward Toward Morning (9:11)
2. The Justin Traveler (6:54)
3. Approaching The Silence (7:15)
4. On These Shores (9:39)
5. Angel Terrain (10:07)
6. The Beggar And I (9:23)
7. Crimson Sky (7:47)
8. Chantings From The Hollow (7:18)

Total Time 67:34

Line-up
Bob Geiser: Lead Vocals, Guitars, Synths
Joe Mignosa: Drums & Percussion
Dave Gilbertson: Bass, Synths, Backing Vocals

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Stream 1
Stream 2
The Justin Traveler

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Friday, February 1, 2019

The Emerald Dawn "Nocturne"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: World's End Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 1, 2019
Tracklist
1 Prologue (0:30)
2 As Darkness Falls (10:44)
3 Moonlight (8:33)
4 In the Dead of the Night (10:43)
5. The Child Within (20:45)

Total time: 51:15

Line-up
Tree Stewart: keyboards, vocals
Ally Carter: electric guitar, guitar synthesizer, tenor saxophone, screechy keyboard,  vocals
David Greenaway: fretless and fretted bass guitars
Tom Jackson: drums

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Mythopoeic Mind "Mythopoetry"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: Apollon Records Prog
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 1, 2019
Tracklist
1. Prologue Song (2:34)
2. Prey (6:53)
3. Mount Doom (10:14)
4. Train Of Mind (6:40)
5. Sailors Disgrace (13:40)
6. Epilogue Song (2:41)

Total Time 42:42

Line-up
Steinar Børve (Panzerpappa): Saxophones, EWI, keyboards, backing vocals
Pål Selsjord Bjørseth (Gentle Knife): Keyboards
Ola Mile Bruland: Bass
Arild Brøter (Pymlico): Drums
Trond Gjellum (Panzerpappa): Percussion
Kjetil Laumann: Vocals
Jarle G. Storløkken (Panzerpappa): Guitars
Torgeir Wergeland Sørbye (Panzerpappa): Keyboards (3)
Anders Krabberød (Panzerpappa): Chapman stick (3)

Description/Reviews
Mythopoeic Mind is the brainchild of Steinar Børve, a founding member of the Norwegian RIO-/Cantebury-inspired instrumental band Panzerpappa. Train of Mind is the first single taken from the upcoming debut album Mythopoetry, which represents a move towards symphonically styled progressive rock. Børve was joined by 8 well-established Norwegian prog musicians for the recording of the album during the spring of 2018. The theme of the album is myth making, story telling and reflections on human frailty.
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Train of Mind

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Quantum Pig "Songs Of Industry And Sunshine"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelWhite Star Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 1, 2019
Tracklist
1 - Statement Of Intent (05:14)
2 - Citizen And State (03:07)
3 - Long Letter Home (11:58)
4 - The Shadows We Miss (05:56)
5 - Things (03:30)
6 - Keep The Nation Warm (07:21)
7 - Dirty Old Engine (04:51)

Line-up
Ian Faragher
Mark Stevenson
   With
Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, Frost*) - drums

Description/Reviews
”Quantum Pig’s debut album perfectly demonstrates the band’s eclectic ambitions. From blistering opener Statement of Intent that leaves you in no doubt that these boys aren’t messing about, to the lone piano and voice end-piece Dirty Old Engine, via the album’s centerpeice; the twelve minute, three-part Long Letter Home there’s a sure-footedness you’d expect to hear from a band mid-career, rather than straight out the traps. 
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Statement Of Intent
Citizen and State

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Εμβρυο "Κυκλικά Ερείπια"


Country: Greece
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: February 1, 2019
Tracklist
1 Ένα Νέο Παιδί (4:49)
2 Ανταύγειες Του Χθες (10:33)
3 Κάρμα (9:39)
4 Όνειρο Μέσα Στο Όνειρο (8:01)
5 Κυκλικά Ερείπια (6:33)
6 Στους Μυστικούς Κήπους Της Νιότης Μας (3:51)
7 Αναμνήσεις Από Το Νησί Της Ομίχλης (27:28)

Line-up
Δημήτρης Μ.
Ηλίας Τ.
Παύλος Κ.
Μίλτος Μ.
Σπύρος Π.

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Stream 1
Stream 2
Deezer

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Onydia "Reflections"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Revalve Records - RR108
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 1, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Unknown (5:09)
2. Breath (6:13)
3. Silence (4:08)
4. The Memory Of My Time (5:51)
5. My Paradise (5:08)
6. The Colour Of Nothingness (4:56)
7. A New Safe Path (4:37)
8. Dyaphany (5:58)

Total Time 42:00
 
Line-up
Eleonora Buono: Vocals & Choirs
Daniele Amador: Guitars
Luca Zamberti: Drums
   With
Thomas Rocco: Keyboards

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The Unknown

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Mörglbl "The Story Of Scott Rötti"


Country: France
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Jazz Metal, Fusion
LabelFree Electric Sound (Laser's Edge)
FormatCD, digital
Release date: February 1, 2019
Tracklist
1. 2 Flics Amis Amish
2. Anarchytektür
3. Les Légions du Rhum
4. Dark Vädim
5. Döner Dörgazm
6. La Lèpre à Elise
7. Crime Minister
8. Panzer Kökötier
9. Prog Töllog
10. The Story of Scott Rötti
11. Cor à Cor

Line-up
Christophe Godin - guitar
Ivan Rougny - bass
Aurelian Ouzoulias - drums

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Anarchytektür

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Graham Costello's STRATA "OBELISK"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 1, 2019
Tracklist
1. OBELISK (9:25)
2. STOIC (9:32)
3. _96 (10:17)
4. JADE (7:51)
5. OCELOT (14:01)
6. SOLE (12:03)
7. SAPPHIRE (9:04)
8. FLY (5:03)

Total Time 77:16

Line-up
Harry Weir - tenor saxophone
Liam Shortall - trombone
Fergus McCreadie - piano
Joe Williamson - guitar
Mark Hendry - bass
Graham Costello - drums

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Bandcamp

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Hedfuzy "Waves"


Country: Ireland
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Metal
LabelHostile Media - HM115
FormatCD, digital
Release date: February 1, 2019
Tracklist
1. I Am Not Your Enemy (5:25)
2. Black River (4:35)
3. The Boy Who Killed The Man (8:10)
4. The Lost Star (4:40)
5. Brick (4:14)
6. The Promise (10:29)
7. Shadows For The Disappeared (4:42)
8. Waves (2:44)
9. Hedfuzy Pt. 2 (4:40)

Total Time 49:39

Line-up
Pat Byrne
Keith McCoy
Jamie Callaghan
PJ O' Connell

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The Wrong Object "Into The Herd"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: Off Records/Moonjune Records ‎– OCD043
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 1, 2019
Tracklist
1. Into The Herd (4:11)
2. A Mercy (4:55)
3. Rumble Buzz (7:10)
4. Another Thing (6:52)
5. Filmic (5:34)
6. Mango Juice (8:58)
7. Many Lives (6:09)
8. Ship Of Fools (6:39)
9. Psithurism (3:42)

Total Time 54:10

Line-up
Michel Delville -guitar, guitar synth
Marti Melia – bass and tenor saxophones, clarinet
François Lourtie – soprano and tenor saxophones
Antoine Guenet – keyboards
Pierre Mottet – bass
Laurent Delchambre – drums, percussion, samples

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Karfagen "Echoes from Within Dragon Island"


Country: Ukraine
Genre(s)Symphonic
LabelCaerllysi Music
FormatCD, digital
Release date: February 11, 2019 (digital), February 11, 2019 (CD)
Tracklist
CD1 (55:35)
1. Dragon Island Suite 1 (17:17)
   a. To the Fairy Land Afar (6:30)
   b. Through the Magical Forest (6:08)
   c. Little Thoughtful Creatures (4:27)
2. Dragon Island Suite 2 (19:01)
   a. Shady Fairies (3:53)
   b. All the Names I Know (5:03)
   c. Picture Story-books (7:29)
   d. Where All the Playthings Come Alive (2:35)
3. My Bed is a Boat (2:44)
4. Dragon Island Suite 3 (16:32)
   a. Sailor's Coat (7:39)
   b. Valley of the Kings (8:52)

CD2 (Ltd. Edition) (38:23)
1. Flowing Brooks (4:17)
2. Winter Rooks (3:45)
3. Incantation (Part1) (6:27)
4. Incantation (Part2) (6:28)
5. My Bed is a Boat (Instrumental Version) (2:24)
6. Dragon Island (Single) (5:54)
7. Across the Dark We Steer (3:35)
8. Alight Again (Studio Live 2016) (5:30)

Total Time 93:58

Line-up
Antony Kalugin: keyboards, percussion, vocals, penny flute, arrangements, programming
    With:
Olha Rostovska: vocals
Max Velychko: electric & acoustic guitars
Oleg Prokhorov: bass
Roman Gorielov: vocals, nylon & acoustic guitar
Sergii Kovalov: knob accordion, vocals
Maria Baranovska: violin
Alexandr Pastuchov: basson
Tim Sobolev: vocals
Sergey Obolonkov: vocals
Elena Kushiy: flute
Igor Solovey: French horn
Tatiana Kurilko: English horn
Georgiy Katunin: wheel lyre (CD1-1)
Kostya Shepelenko: drums (CD2-1,3,4,8)
Michail Sidorenko: alto sax (CD2-1)
Olga Vodolazkaya: vocals, acoustic guitar (CD2-8)
Viktor Syrotin: drums

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Not Otherwise Specified "Deadweight"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 1, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Deep
2. Marked For Birth
3. Memories
4. Filling My Soul
5. Wandering the Wilderness
6. Conscience
7. Riptide
8. All the Same
9. I Don't Know
10. In This World
11. Another Chance Today

Line-up
Craig Kerley - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Bass
   With
Daniel Graham - Bass (2-4, 11)
Mitch Pew - Guitars (5, 6, 8, 9)
Phil Reilly - Drums (2, 6, 9, 11)
Derik Rinehart - Drums (3-5, 8, 10)
Keith Tuggle - Bass (5-7, 9)

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