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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Seven Steps to the Green Door "The?Lie"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelProgressive Promotion Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 30, 2019 (CD), June 7, 2019 (digital)
Tracklist
1. ĀOI
2. Salvation
3. A Price To Pray
4. A Dream That Strayed
5. ĀOII
6. Heaven
7. The Word Made Flesh
8. Hear My Voice Tonight
9. Come To Your Father
10. Heaven (reprise)

Line-up
Ulf Reinhardt - drums
Marek Arnold (Toxic Smile, UPF, Cyril, Flaming Row, Stern Combo Meissen) - piano, organ, keyboards, soprano & alto saxophone, clarinet, seaboard, venova
Lars Köhler - vocals as Samuel
Anne Trautmann - vocals as Lover / Samuel`s girlfriend
Stephan Pankow - electric guitars
Jana Pöche - vocals as Mother
   With:
Peter Jones ( Tiger Moth Tales, Camel, Francis Dunnery Band ) - vocals as Father
Luke Machin ( Maschine, The Tangent, DAMANEK) - main electric guitars
Steve Unruh ( Resistor, The Samurai of Prog, UPF) - violin solo
Michael Schetter - main basses
Andreas „Eddy“ Gemeinhardt (ex-Seven Steps to the Green Door) - electric &acoustic guitars, bass
Denis Strassburg (Cyril) - bass
Jason Melidonie (Cytotoxin) - guitar solo
Susan Kammler - oboe
Gerd Albers  (Project:Patchwork) - acoustic guitar
Sören Flechsig - vocals as Noah
Annemarie Schmid - vocal adds
Amelie Hofmann - vocal adds (as crying child)

Description/Reviews
With "THE?LIE", ssttgd are once again proving that they are among the most innovative and creative bands in the genre - and in George Andrade, the band was able to convince and win over a lyricist for the concept, who developed a compelling lyricbook, with stirring and disturbing lyrics, out of Thoralf Koss' story. To match the intriguing storyline, some outstanding members of the progrock scene were ensembled to take on the roles of the characters and to perform the instrumental parts.
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Astral Deliverance "Somewhere Nowhere"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: digital
Release date: April 30, 2019
Tracklist
1 - Descent (01:32)
2 - Lost (09:36)
3 - Addicted To Madness (04:22)
4 - Unattainable (07:43)
5 - Us And Me (05:13)
6 - Contemplation (14:58)

Line-up
Emanuele Razzauti: Vocals
Tommaso Zazzaretti: Guitar
Lorenzo Natali: Bass
Roberto Lo Bianco: Guitar
Andrea Ceccarelli: Keyboards
Luca Crestini: Drums

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Cyril "The Way Through"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelProgressive Promotion Records
Format: CD, digital
Release dateApril 30, 2019 (CD), June 7, 2019 (digital)
Tracklist
1. The Gate (5:46)
2. My Own Reflection (6:46)
3. First Love ( A Lullaby ) (8:19)
4. Get Up High (8:41)
5. A Sign On The Road (4:33)
6. The Wasteland – Home Again (5:54)
7. The Way Through? (6:15)

Total Time 46:14

Line-up
Larry Brödel (Toxic Smile) - vocals
Manuel Schmid (Star Combo Meissen) - vocals, keys
Marek Arnold (Toxic Smile, Seven steps to the green door, Flaming Row) - keys, sax
Denis Strassburg - bass
Clemens Litschko - drums
Ralf Dietsch - guitars

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Sunday, April 28, 2019

Epignosis "A Month of Sundays"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: April 28, 2019
Tracklist
1. One Coin (21:27)
2. Vita Brevis (2:34)
3. A Month of Sundays (5:38)
4. On Your Wedding Day (4:36)
5. Glass Cannon Symphony (10:43)
6. In Season and Out of Season (10:13)
7. A Month of Sundays (Reprise) (1:57)

Line-up
Robert W. Brown Jr. - Vocals and instruments
Tasha Nichole - Vocals

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Maraton "Meta"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock
Label: Indie Recordings
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 26, 2019
Tracklist
1. Seismic
2. Blood Music
3. Prime
4. Change Of Skin
5. Altered State
6. Body Double
7. The Manifest Content
8. Mosaic
9. Spectral Friends

Line-up
Frank Røe
Fredrik Bergersen Klemp
Vegard Liverød
Jon Vegard Næss
Magnus Johansen

Description/Reviews
MARATON pushes the boundaries between pop music and progressive rock, mixing machine like drums and roaring bass groundwork with shimmering guitars, ethereal keys and sacral vocal performance. The band has sought to create a style of music which combines the rhythmic heaviness from bands such as Mars Volta with the pop aesthetics of Muse.
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Seismic 
Blood Music 
Prime
Mosaic 
Spectral Friends 

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Lost in Kiev "Persona"


Country: France
Genre(s): Instrumental Post Rock
LabelPelagic Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release dateApril 26, 2019
Tracklist
1. Persona
2. Lifelooper®
3. The Incomplete
4. XM3216
5. Pygmalion
6. Mindfiles
7. Psyche
8. Thumos
9. Mecasocialis

Line-up
Yoann Vermeulen - drums, samples
Maxime Ingrand - guitar, synth
Jean Christophe Condette - bass, synth
Dimitri Denat - guitar

Description/Reviews
Persona sees LOST IN KIEV further expand their own idiosyncratic take on cinematic, contemporary post-rock. "The main challenge with this record was how to write more direct and shorter post rock tracks with the same intensity as our previous, longer compositions," guitarist Maxime Ingrand explains, "and also finding the right balance between traditional post rock, the addition of synths and machines, and the texts for the film." LOST IN KIEV have always been one of the few truly suggestive post rock bands: they do lack a vocalist, and yet their music is prosaic, cinematic, and deeply saturated with anecdotes, philosophical reflections and stories.
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Avandra "Descender"


Country: Puerto Rico
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Label: Blood Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 26, 2019
Tracklist
1. Beyond The Threshold: Part 1 – Helios Awakens (6:20)
2. Beyond The Threshold: Part 2 – Helios Descends (6:09)
3. A Decision Must Be Made (6:01)
4. The Narrowing Of Meaning (11:06)
5. Even//You (4:43)
6. Adder's Bite (13:13)
7. Derelict Minds (7:20)
8. Q.E. (4:20)

Total Time 59:12

Line-up
Christian Ayala Cruz: Voice, Guitars, Synths
Luis Javier Rivera Guilbot: Guitars
Adrián Arroyo Schuck: Drums
Gabriel Alejandro Rodríguez Martínez: Bass Guitar
   With
Christopher De León Jones: First solo (2)
Richard Henshall (Haken): Second solo (4)
Israel Romero Pérez: Solo (5)
Kevin Moore (Ex-Dream Theater, Chroma Key, OSI): Keyboard solo (7)
Daniel Schwartz (Astronoid): Percussion programming (8)

Description/Reviews
Thankfully more and more of the new "progressive metal bands" are looking back into the history of the genre to find inspiration. This newish band from Puerto Rico is one such example. There is a certain djenty and post-rocky vibe to some of their rhythms and guitar playing but it is mixed with that melodic sense of songwriting that prioritises memorable hooks and choruses. 
Read the full review by Andy Read at dprp.net

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Carthagods "The Monster in Me"


Country: Tunisia
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal
Label: Darkside Records Europe
Format: digital 
Release date: April 26, 2019
Tracklist
1. Whispers From The Wicked (5:17)
2. The Monster In Me (5:37)
3. The Devil’s Doll (5:07)
4. The Rebirth (6:14)
5. A Last Sigh (7:13)
6. Cry Out For The Land (4:46)
7. Memories Of Never Ending Pains (7:21)
8. The Rebirth II (6:58)

Total Time 48:33

Line-up
Mahdi Khema - lead vocals
Tarak ben Sassi - guitars
Yessine Belghith - bass
Aymen Ben Hamed – drums
    With
Timo Somers – guitar

Description/Reviews
...the lead vocals sound powerful and dramatic, slightly abrasive but with a strong sense of melody. The music itself, in fact, is awash with powerful melodies and impressive guitar harmonies. The bridge mid-way through the catchy ‘The Devil’s Dolls’ is a great example of how intense the guitars can get. Opening track ‘Whispers From The Wicked’ possesses a darkly epic feel that vaguely reminds me of Evergrey. The title-track contains melodies that hint at the band’s national heritage. On the other hand ‘The Rebirth’ reminded me of Judas Priest’s ‘Beyond The Realms of Death’. Admittedly all these references belittle the songs because in truth there’s more to them than that.
Read the full review by Chris Galea at powerofmetal.dk

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Andrew Roussak "Storm Warning"


Country: Russia/Germany
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: Melodic Revolution Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 26, 2019
Tracklist
1. Enter Code
2. Bringing Peace And Progress
3. Left Alone Outside
4. Regata Storica
5. Chasing Shadows
6. Storm Warning
7. Can She Excuse My Wrongs
8. Malta Sketches
   a. Hola Beach Boogie
   b. 1565
   c. Sunset in Valetta

Line-up
Andrew Roussak - All Instruments, Programming, Backing Vocals
   With
Nadia Ayche – Lead Vocals (5)
Max Kottler – Lead Vocals (3)
Selina Waidmann – Lead Vocals (8c)
Oli Weislogel - Guitar solos (3, 5, 8c)

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The Samurai of Prog "Toki No Kaze"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelSeacrest Oy - SCR-1022
FormatCD
Release date: April 26, 2019
Tracklist
1. A Tear in the Sunset (8:07)
2. Fair Play (2:34)
3. Zero (7:40)
4. The Never-Ending Line (4:55)
5. Au Contraire (5:07)
6. Reality (9:24)
7. The Bicycle Ride (4:36)
8. Castle Blue Dream (7:38)
9. The Spirits Around Us (5:59)
10. Nausicaa e i Custodi della Vita (5:48)
11. Think Green (6:30)
12. La Magia è la Realtà (6:20)

Total Time 74:46

Line-up
Marco Bernard: Rickenbacker bass
Kimmo Pörsti (Mist Season): drums and percussion
Steve Unruh (Resistor, UPF): vocals, violin, flute, guitars
    With
Octavio Stampalìa (Jinetes Negros): keyboards
Marc Papeghin: French horn, trumpet
Kari Riihimäki: guitars
Pablo Robotti: guitars
Elisa Montaldo (Il Tempio delle Clessidre): keyboards, vocals
Ruben Alvarez: guitars
José Medina: orchestration
Danilo Sesti: keyboards
Fran Turner: guitars
Kenrou Tanaka: guitars
Oliviero Lacagnina (Latte e Miele): keyboards
Luca Scherani (La Coscienza di Zeno): keyboards
Marcella Arganese: guitars
Alice Scherani: vocalization
Yuko Tomiyama: keyboards
Alan Kamran Shikoh (Glass Hammer): guitars
Jose Medina: orchestration
Roberto Vitelli: Taurus pedal
Alessandro di Benedetti: keyboards
Federico Tetti: guitars
Daniel Fäldt: vocals
Antony Kalugin: keyboards
Marek Arnold (Seven Steps To The Green Door, Cyril, Toxic Smile, UPF): sax
Sergio Chierici: keyboards
David Myers: piano
Massimo Sposaro: guitars
Michele Mutti (La Torre dell’Alchimista): keyboards
Michele Marinini: vocals

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Excerpts

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Lonely Robot "Under Stars"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Pop
LabelInsideOut
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: April 26, 2019
Tracklist
1. Terminal Earth
2. Ancient Ascendant
3. Icarus
4. Under Stars
5. Authorship Of Our Lives
6. The Signal
7. The Only Time I Don’t Belong Is Now
8. When Gravity Fails
9. How Bright Is The Sun?
10. Inside This Machine
11. An Ending
12. How Bright Is The Sun? (Cosmic Mix)* CD / digital bonus track
13. Under Stars (Cosmic Mix)* CD / digital bonus track
14. Lonely Robot – Chapter One – Airlock* CD / digital bonus track

Line-up
John Mitchell (It Bites, Kino, Arena, Frost*) - vocals, various instruments
Craig Blundell (Pendragon, Frost*, Steven Wilson) - drums
   With:
Steve Vantsis (Fish) - bass

Media/Samples 
Ancient Ascendant
How Bright Is The Sun?

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Alessandro Errichetti "Behind The Beyond"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: G&M Recorfonic
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 26, 2019 (digital), May 2019 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Everywhere And Nowhere (6:28)
2. Floating In The Sky (2:03)
3. A Little Girl's Eyes (1:17)
4. Down The Road (3:59)
5. Time And The Merry-Go-Round (3:16)
6. Please Take Me Back (4:00)
7. They're Far Too Close (5:31)
8. Homeless Jodie (3:09)
9. Checkmate (5:25)
10. End Credits (5:04)

Total Time 40:12

Line-up
Alessandro Errichetti - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals, Keyboards
   With
Riccardo Rocchi - Acoustic Guitar
Luca Rizzo - Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Valentino Ferraro - Cello
Fabio Pollastri - Drums
Roberto Fasciani - Electric Bass
Alessio Contorni - Keyboards
Enrico Scopa - Keyboards
Caterina Frizzi - Lead Vocals (10)
Enrico Martella - Trumpet
Ilia Canaani - Viola
Elvin Dhimitri - Violin

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Stream

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PoiL "Sus"


Country: France
Genre(s)Avant Prog
LabelDur Et Doux
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 26, 2019
Tracklist
1. Sus la peìra
2. Lo potz
3. Luses Fadas
4. Grèu Martire
5. Chin fòu

Line-up
Antoine Arnera - Keyboard, vocals
Boris Cassone - Bass, vocals
Guilhem Meier - Drums, vocals

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Johnny Bob "Fjodor & The Watergiant"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelKombüse
Format: digital
Release date: April 26, 2019
Tracklist
1. Tom Bombadil, Pt. I (9:37)
2. Tom Bombadil, Pt. II (10:38)
3. Firebirds (5:40)
4. Dawn Acrobats (4:03)
5. Fjodor & The Watergiant (7:56)

Total Time 37:54

Line-up
Doktor Jest - bass
Trafo - vocals
Möbius - guitar
Fliederjahn - keyboards
Mondvogel - drums
   With
Tom Steinbrecher - additional guitar
Jens Sokolowski - voice of Tom
Fidi - voice of Goldberry
Svavar Knutur - voice of Stranger

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Voyag3r "War Mask"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: Bellyache Records - BR-067 (vinyl), Battle Chamber Music (CD, cassette)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl, cassette
Release date: April 26, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Terror Is Gaining On You   
2. The Donning   
3. War Mask   
4. Ancient Enemies   
5. Second Face   
6. Red   
7. Sequenza Di Mezzanotte   
8. Hell Village   
9. Ambush!   
10. War Mask (Steve Greene mix)

Line-up
Steve Greene - synthesizers, piano, saxophone
Greg Mastin - drums, percussion
Aaron Greene - guitars

Description/Reviews
Expanding on the sonic pallet the band created with their debut, Doom Fortress, and follow up, Are You Synthetic?, Voyag3r deliver a diverse, dark and dynamic collection of songs, including a cover of the King Crimson classic, Red. Heavier tracks, such as Ancient Enemies, bring the rock element to the forefront, while more open tracks like Sequenza Di Mezzanotte, showcase a 70s vibed, organic sound.
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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Todd R Burns "Lunar Orbits"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: April 24, 2019
Tracklist
1. Terra Moon (5:53)
2. Europa (4:35)
3. Ganymede (4:55)
4. Io (4:14)
5. Callisto (5:11)
6. Triton (4:40)
7. Pluto (4:20)
8. Phobes (3:46)
9. Pandora (5:07)
10. Ultima Thule (4:02)

Total Time 46:43

Line-up
Todd R Burns - all instruments

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Stream 1
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Monday, April 22, 2019

Eyala "Awaken"


Country: Mexico
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 22, 2019 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Eyala Mount (6:13)
2. Reflection (5:17)
3. Blind (5:48)
4. Sentiment Of Praxis (7:15)
5. Fiction (6:18)
6. In Glorious Ignorance (7:12)
7. Time Destroys Everything (9:28)

Total Time 47:31

Line-up
Edgar Butanda - Keyboards, Geo Synth & Seaboard 5D Roli
Erick Moral - Vocals & Air Maracas
Juan Prado - Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Pável Vanegas - Bass & Fretless Bass
Roberto Cervantes - Drums & Goat Screamings

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Pietro Cottone "Fight for Their Rights"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Hard Rock
Format: digital
Release date: April 22, 2019
Tracklist
1. Fight For Their Rights (5:08)
2. Throw Down Your Weapons Now (5:10)
3. Hooker (4:49)
4. Star Of David (6:37)
5. Masters Of New Speak (5:35)
6. Litany (7:06)
7. Rise Again (5:29)
8. Partisans (6:24)
9. Migrant (5:22)
10. We The People Can Brighten This World (5:26)

Total Time 57:06

Line-up
Pietro Cottone: lead and rhythm electric guitars, acoustic guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
   With
Chandler Mogel: lead and backing vocals
Charles Berthoud: electric bass guitar
Marco Cossu: Hammond Sk1 organ
Jerry Sadowski: drums
Marco Cremaschini: acoustic piano
Hugo LaNauEstudi: acoustic guitar
Nathan Snyder: rhythm electric guitar
Liam Ward: harmonica
Mella Barnes: backing vocals
Britt Savage: gospel ad libs, backing vocals
Denise Stewart: gospel ad libs, backing vocals
Charlin Neal: gospel ad libs
Jesley Lopez: opera vocals
Angela Ohlfest: voice over
Steve Petitt: voice over
Melissa Moser: voice over

Description/Reviews
Musical genres in “Fight for their rights” range from hard rock, to progressive rock, from metal to psychedelic rock.
Media/Samples 
Sampler

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Sunday, April 21, 2019

Engarn "Autumn XXVIII"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: April 21, 2019
Tracklist
1 - Wings to Then (05:23)
2 - Soil (07:09)
3 - Autumn (16:15)
4 - Hive (06:14)
5 - Echoes (07:40)
6 - Grief (02:19)
7 - Lost (11:26)

Line-up
Cláudio Lousada - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys, Programming

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

Emme Phyzema "Emme Phyzema"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Avant Prog Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: April 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. Eternal Internal Conflict (8:19)
2. Partial Sequence (1:24)
3. Beese (1:46)
4. One Of Me Is More Than Enough (0:45)
5. Contemplating Eggshells (1:57)
6. Out-Put / Put-Out (5:26)
7. James Clark (2:25)
8. Identity Forms (Nameless) (4:08)
9. Guhrgel (1:40)
10. The Void Is A Porno (3:04)

Total Time 30:54

Line-up
Emme Phyzema - all instruments and vocals
Chris Windle - drums programming

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Erth "Petricor"


Country: Costa Rica
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Electronica, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: April 20, 2019 
Tracklist
1. Xibalba (7:44)
2. Dj Drogba (4:57)
3. La L.S (3:45)
4. Shinrin Yoku (8:48)
5. Deepweb (3:18)
6. La  S (8:51)

Total Time 37:23

Line-up
Andrés Bonilla: synthesizers.
Joel Fernández: synthesizers.
Robert Mata: guitars, synth guitar
Diego Mejía: guitars, synthesizers.
Marco Rodríguez: drums

Description/Reviews
Erth’s music is difficult to describe in all its lush glory.  It is certainly experimental, but I’m not so sure “rock” captures the overall tone.  It has jazz fusion moments, but some sections rely more on electronica.  Most importantly, the band uses all three of those genres in a flowing, groovy fashion that feels seamless and purposeful.  So, while you will hear guitar work with the deliberation of Plini, you will also hear colorful guitar synth, funk, jazzy time signatures, and completely indescribable moments that all come together into one progressive and highly successfully package.
Read the full review by Jason Spencer at theprogmind.com

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Tillian "Lotus Graveyard"


Country: Israel
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. Reborn   
2. Touched   
3. Frozen Sun   
4. I'm too Close   
5. Monster   
6. Moonlight Dancer   
7. Black Holes   
8. Caught in your Slough   
9. The Beggar   
10. Love or Heaven   
11. Earth Walker

Line-up
Leah Marcu - Vocals
Alexandra Marcu - Cello
Lior Goldberg - Keyboards
Yadin Moyal - Guitar
Yanai Avnet - Bass
Alon Shulman - Bass (6, 10)
Yoav Weinberg  - Drums
Shachar Bieber - Harsh Vocals (10)

Description/Reviews
 It's a slow building record with Leah's vocals at the forefront, Reborn is primarily vocals while Touched layered acoustics, ivory tinikling and some stirring cello occasionally revealing the metal riffs but they really get to shine on Frozen Sun which sees the band and Leah at their bombastic best their theatrical music putting me in mind of Magenta but with a dramatic edge of bands such as Queen and even early Genesis.
Read the full review at musipediaofmetal.blogspot.com

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I'm too Close
Black Holes

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Friday, April 19, 2019

United Progressive Fraternity "Planetary Overload: Loss"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: GEP - GEPCD1061
Format: CD
Release date: April 19, 2019
Tracklist
Disc 1: Loss Part 1
Phase I: Dawning On Us
1. Loss (Anthem)
2. What Happens Now
3. Cruel Times
4. What Are We Doing To Ourselves

Phase II: Destraction And Destruction
5. Stop-Time
6. One More
7. Mercinaries
8. What If
9. Forgive Me, My Son

Phase III: Growing
10. Dying To Be Reborn
11. Seeds For Life
12. Loss To Lost

Disc 2: Bonus CD of Surreal Mixes

Line-up
Mark Trueack (Unitopia) - Vocals
Steve Unruh (Resistor) - Violin, Guitars, Flute, Vocals
Christophe Lebled - Keyboards
Cornel Wilczek - Guitars, Keys, Programing, Orchestration
Daniel Mash (The Tangent, Maschine) - Bass
Matthew Atherton - Keys, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Marek Arnold (Stern Combo Meissen, Toxic Smile, Seven steps to the green door, Cyril) - Sax
Joe Toscano - Drums, Vocals
Mark Franco - Bass, Vocals
   With
Michel St-Père (Mystery, Huis) - Guitar
Claire Vezina - Backing Vocals
Jon Davison (Glass Hammer, Yes) - Background Vocals, Chorus
Angelo Racz - Music & Melodies and Keyboards (3)
Nick Magnus (Steve Hackett) - Keyboards
Michelle Young (Glass Hammer) - Vocals
Jesús Gancedo García - Drums
Hasse Fröberg (The Flower Kings) - Vocals
Guillermo Cides - Chapman Stick
Grace Bawden - Choir, Soprano Vocals
Lisa Wetton - Drums, Background Vocals, Choir
Charlie Cawood (Knifeworld) - Oud, Bağlama Saz, Bouzouki, Hammered Dulcimer, Zither, Pipa, Zhongruan, Liuqin, 12-String Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass VI
Steve Hackett (Genesis) - Acoustic Guitars
Raf Azaria - Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Violin, Mandolin, Accordion
Clive Hodson - Alto Sax, Valve Trombone, Trumpet, Flugal, Oboe
Jerry Marotta - Drums
Angus Keay - Guitar
Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree, O.R.k.) - Bass
Hans Jörg Schmitz (King of Agogik) - Drums
Phill Sokha - Drums
Brendon Darby - Trumpet, Flugal, Digital Trumpet
George Perdikis - Guitar
Matt Williams (Unitopia) - Electric/Acoustic Guitars & Backing Vocals (7)
Valentin Halembakov aka Val Hal - Guitar
Little Brodie Byrne - Spoken Word (9)
Marc Papeghin - French Horn
‘Ghost girls’ - Haunting Voices  (9)
David Hopgood (ex-Unitopia) - Drums (7)
Dr. James E. Hansen - Narration (1, 2)
Mark Maslin - Narration (1, 7)
Dr. Cary Fowler - Introduction (11)
Sir David Attenborough - Narration  (1, 5)
Dr. Jane Goodall - Narration  (1,  10)
James Lovelock - Narration (8)
David Suzuki - Narration (7)
Alanna Mitchell - Narration (6)
Satish Kumar - Narration (1)
Ettore Salati - Arrangements and Electric & Acoustic Guitars (3)

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Union Rails "Orbit Of The Heart"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Soundhill Oy
Format: digital
Release date: April 19, 2019
Tracklist
1. Orbit Of The Heart (6:12)
2. The Drowning (5:51)
3. Never Letting Go (5:43)
4. Motor Halo (5:03)
5. Clockwork Universe (4:28)
6. Ones Unbroken (5:42)
7. February Woe (5:56)
8. Polar Caravan (9:05)
9. Breathing Hope (3:31)

Total Time 51:31

Line-up
Antti Sinervaara: Drums, percussion
Iiro Gustafsson: Bass
Jussi Elsilä: Keys, synths
Tomi Reunanen: Vocals, guitars
    With:
Enni Toivonen: Vocals (7)

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Stream
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Orbit of the Heart

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HOIA "Scavenger"


Country: India
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 19, 2019
Tracklist
1. Write Across
2. Escape Orb
3. Electric Wizard
4. Part II
5. Scavenger

Line-up
Prateek Rajagopal (GUTSLIT/The Minerva Conduct) - Guitars, vocals, synths/electronics, piano, digital manipulation
Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree, Twinscapes) - Bass
Wojtek Deregowski (Rosalie) - Drums
Priya Panchwadkar - Additional vocals (2)

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Bandcamp

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Jordan Rudess "Wired for Madness"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 19, 2019
Tracklist
1. Wired for Madness - Part 1
  • Wired for Madness, Pt 1.1 (Bring It On)
  • Wired for Madness, Pt 1.2 (Out of Body)
  • Wired for Madness, Pt 1.3 (Lost Control)
2. Wired for Madness - Part 2
  • Wired for Madness, Pt 2.1 (Entering Delirium)
  • Wired for Madness, Pt 2.2 (The Other Side)
  • Wired for Madness, Pt 2.3 (Cosmic Chaos)
  • Wired for Madness, Pt 2.4 (Angels In the Sky)
  • Wired for Madness, Pt 2.5 (I'll Be Waiting)
  • Wired for Madness, Pt 2.6 (Human Kaleidoscope)
  • Wired for Madness, Pt 2.7 (Infinite Overdose)
3. Off the Ground
4. Drop Twist
5. Perpetual Shine
6. Just Can't Win
7. Just for Today
8. Why I Dream

Line-up
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater): vocals, keyboards
   With:
Marco Minnemann (Mike Keneally, Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats): drums
James LaBrie (Dream Theater): vocals
Vinnie Moore: guitars
Guthrie Govan (Asia, GPS, Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats): guitars
Joe Bonamassa: guitars
John Petrucci (Dream Theater): guitars
Rod Morgenstein: drums
Elijah Wood: drums

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Wired For Madness Pt 1.3
Why I Dream

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Dayslived "Flectar"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Rockshots Records - RSCD056
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 19, 2019 (Europe), May 10, 2019 (North America)
Tracklist
1. Another Start (4:11)
2. Flectar (1:18)
3. Along Your Miles (5:34)
4. Triora (5:40)
5. My Angel Said (5:26)
6. Touching The Clouds (5:05)
7. Their Violent Game (4:36)
8. Dark Exile (5:02)
9. Behind My Skin (6:02)
10. Non Frangar (1:52)
11. Mater Musica (10:11)

Total Time 54:57

Line-up
Monik Fennelles - Voice
Marco Allemandi - Guitar
Thor Jorgen - Bass Guitar
Matteo Sabetta - Keyboards
Gaetano Pira - Drums

Media/Samples 
Progstreaming
Along Your Miles

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Shredistic "Dweller"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: April 19, 2019
Tracklist
1. Invading Light (5:46)
2. Lavender Factor (2:48)
3. What Lies Ahead (4:00)
4. Transcendent (3:43)
5. Reaching Out (2:59)
6. Dweller (1:48)
7. Untold (5:08)
8. Chronic Dictation (4:08)
9. Countess From Laputa (4:05)
10. Alas January (5:04)
11. Euphonia (5:06)

Total Time 44:35

Line-up
James Andrew Ross - everything
   With
Jim Griffin - bass (11)

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Giant The Vine "Music for Empty Places"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label:  Lizard Records - LZ0145CD
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 18, 2019
Tracklist
1 67 Ruins
2 Ahimsa
3 The Kisser
4 The Rose
5 Gregorius
6 Lost People
7 A Little Something
8 Past Is Over

Line-up
Fabio Vrenna - guitar
Fulvio Solari - guitar
Daniele Riotti - drums
Marco Fabricci - bass
Chico Schoen - keyboards, piano
Ilaria Vrenna - keyboards, piano

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Progstreaming
Lost People

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Tompox "Reincarnation"


Country: Hungary
Genre(s): Symphonic
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 18, 2019
Tracklist
1. Without Illusions (6:53)
2. Ring of Saturn (9:33)
3. Milfyway (6:30)
4. Pompeii (5:20)
5. Speed ​​Limit (3:53)
6. Balloon Ride (6:37)
7. Interstellar (6:34)
8. Moon Express (3:47)
9. Old Buda (9:45)
10. Reincarnation (6:39)
11. Neverending Dream (5:20)

Total Time 70:51

Line-up
Mátyás Szabolcs - guitar
Endre Balla - keyboards
Sára Dizna Kovács - flute, vocals
István Elek - saxophone
Tamás Pócs - bass
Péter Szula - drums
   With:
Béata Vincze - lead vocals (11)

Media/Samples 
Without Illusions
Ring of Saturn
Milfyway
Pompeii
Speed Limit
Balloon Ride
Interstellar
Moon Express
Old Buda
Reincarnation
Neverending Dream

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Vergogne "A.W.L"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: April 18, 2019
Tracklist
1 - Goya (07:08)
2 - Strident (04:56)
3 - A Cold Hour (06:15)
4 - Oscillations of a Houseboat (05:21)
5 - Cardhu (05:31)
6 - Transition (01:17)
7 - Safe Zone (06:06)
8 - Circumstances (05:46)
9 - Too Much Time (03:00)

Line-up
Julien Perrier
   With
Alban Lavaud (3)
Rémi Georges (6)

Media/Samples 
Stream

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Project Atlantis "Braving The Elements"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock / Metal
Format: digital
Release date: April 16, 2019
Tracklist
1. Stormchaser (7:17)
2. Turn The Tide (4:26)
3. Parallel Universe (6:54)
4. Rouge Element (10:11)
5. Stealth Armada (4:31)
6. Archaeology (7:55)
7. Time Wave Zero (5:45)
8. Solar Winds (4:35)
9. Majestic Voyager (16:47)

Total Time 68:21

Line-up
Scott Lang - Drums, Percussion
Brad Stensland - Bass, Keyboards, Vocals
Stevey B. Karr - Guitars, Vocals, Keyboards

Description/Reviews
A creative and surreal blend of classic rock and progressive metal influences.

Media/Samples 
Stream 1
Stream 2

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Inventions "Logica"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelFREIA Music
FormatCD, digital
Release date: April 15, 2019
Tracklist
1. Platonics
2. Logica
3. Mind of God
4. Beholder's Eye
5. Three Worlds, Three Mysteries
6. Citadels
7. The Sum Of All Things

Line-up
Christiaan Bruin (The Black Codex, Sky Architect, Mayra Orchestra, Nine Stones Close) - vocals, instruments
  With
Theo Travis (Steven Wilson, Robert Fripp, Soft Machine, David Gilmour) - soprano sax, tenor sax, flute
DOT Quartet - strings
Andy Rowe (The Room) - narrations

Description/Reviews
Recorded in two separate churches, an empty theater, a coffee roastery, two studio’s and a living room, ‘LOGICA’ has a symphonic, orchestral sound with influences of Mike Oldfield, early King Crimson and Steve Reich.
Christiaan states: "I wanted to achieve the organic sound of a big ensemble playing live, with narrations and layered vocals on top. The result is an immersive concept album about the deep links between mathematics, logic, language, perception, art and physics.”
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Trailer

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Djam Karet "A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Psychedelic
Label: HC PRoductions - HC019
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 15, 2019
Tracklist
1. Beyond The Frontier (5.49)
2. Long Ride To Eden (5.58)
3. West Coast (5.57)
4. A Sky Full Of Stars For A Roof (11.05)
5. Dust In The Sun (3.00)
6. On The Third Day Arrived The Crow (4.03)
7. Specter Of Twilight (3.27)
8. Night Falls (4.58)

Line-up
Gayle Ellett (Fernwood, Herd of Instinct, Hillmen, The Maskit Chamber): harmonium, dilruba, acoustic & electric guitars, 8 & 4 string tenor ukulele, vibraphone, viola, Greek bouzouki, EBow, upright bass, analog synth, Hammond organ, Mellotron choir, gopichand, tar, mbira, wooden flutes, surmandal, tanpura, cumbus, congas, udu, krakebs, tambourine, bicycle bell, and field recordings
Mike Henderson: electric guitar, 12 string acoustic guitar, slide guitar, synthesizers
Chuck Oken jr.: analog and digital keyboard sequencing and soundscapes, drums
Henry Osborne: bass
Mike Murray (Hillmen): acoustic guitar (3), electric mandocello (1, 3)
   With
Todd Montgomery (Fernwood): sitar (1, 2, 6), Irish bouzouki (6)
Micah Nelson: charango (3 & 5)
Mark Cook (Herd of Instinct, Spoke of Shadows): electric guitar, fretless guitar, bass (7)
Shannon Michael Terry: Array mbira (5)

Description/Reviews
Featuring all four original members of the group, this is their 19th album, and is their most melodic and acoustic release so far. Combining analog and modular synthesizers with numerous acoustic instruments from around the world, Djam Karet is exploring new territory on this psychedelic journey of discovery. Harmonium, dilruba, mbira, udu and other exotic instruments, help bring a warm vibe to this highly melodic and visionary work, as swirling electronic soundscapes expand to reveal new acoustic environments of exotic goodness. With a sound that is a blend of West Coast Psychedelic music, Canterbury, and 1970's Progressive music, this is their best album so far.
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Bandcamp (from the release date)
Stream

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Liquid Orbit "Game Of Promises"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Progressive Rock
Label: Nasoni Records ‎- Nasoni 207
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 15, 2019
Tracklist
1. See Me Falling (5:07)
2. Shared Pain (8:10)
3. Please Let Her Go (8:19)
4. Game Of Promises (6:35)
5. Fly With Me (5:38)
6. Verlorene Karawane (8:53)

Total Time 42:44

Line-up
Sylvia Köpke - vocals
Andree Kubillus - guitars
Anders Becker - organ, keyboards
Ralf Höpken - bass
Steve Wittig - drums, percussion

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Pyramidal "Pyramidal"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Rock,  Psychedelic, Space Rock
Label: Surnia Records (CD), Lay Bare Recordings (vinyl)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 15, 2019
Tracklist
1. Visions Of An Astral Journey (9:04)
2. Creatures Of The Ancient World (10:26)
3. Unconscious Oscillations (3:11)
4. Digital Madness (9:42)
5. Alussa Infinity (14:21)

Total Time 46:44

Line-up
Miguel Ángel Sanz
Óscar Soler
Miguel Rodes
Lluís Mas
   With
Judti Aliaga: Violin (2, 5)
Arantxa Marín: Tenor Sax (1-3)
César Tenorio: Synths and FX
Miguel Rodes Jr.: Heartbeats (5)

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The Skys "Automatic Minds"


Country: Lithuania
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 15, 2019 (digital), May 15, 2019 (CD, vinyl)
Tracklist
 1. Get Rid of This
2. Automatic Minds
3. The Guardian of the Water Tower
4. Singing Tree
5. Templar's Last Stand
6. Love of Life
7. Dry Water
8. Dead End
9. Communication

Line-up
Jonas Ciurlionis - guitar, vocals
Bozena Buinicka - keyboards, vocals
Justinas Tamasevicius - bass
Ilja Molodcov - drums
   With
Snowy White (Pink Floyd) - guitar
Neil Taylor (Robbie Williams band) - guitar
Glenn Sharp - flamenco guitar
Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd) - background vocals
India Carney - background vocals
Justin Klunk (Ariana Grande) - saxophones
Rob Townsend (Steve Hackett) - saxophones

Media/Samples 
Trailer
Communication 

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Handwrist "Tribulation"


Country: Portugal
Genre(s): Instrumental Fusion, Psychedelic
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 14, 2019
Tracklist
1. Screen Staring (5:53)
2. Artificial Euphoria (4:12)
3. Friendly Surveillance (3:14)
4. Prefab Nostalgia (3:50)
5. Patient Suicider (2:39)
6. Wage Of Sin (4:10)
7. Common Filth (5:46)
8. Usury & Sodomy (5:09)
9. Fake Origin Story (4:26)

Total Time 39:19

Line-up
Rui Botelho Rodrigues - Everything
   Except
Dan Harris : Wurlitzer Piano (1)
Slick : Tenor Saxophone (1)
Ted Guy : Trumpet (2, 8)
Joe di Fiore : Tenor Saxophone (2), Flute (9)
Liam Kinson : Clarinet (7)
Kizito Mubanga Like: Congas, Talking Drum, Itumba (9)
Walter Cronkite : Public Speech (7)
Ezra Pound : Poem Recital (8)

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