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Saturday, August 31, 2019

Hands Off Cain "Opposite Moon"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: August 31, 2019
Tracklist
1. Roots (2:01)
2. Rain And Desert (6:18)
3. Echoed (3:38)
4. Bleed For Us (2:36)
5. In Lying Eyes (4:48)
6. Restless In A Dream (4:21)
7. The First Rays Of Dawn (3:51)
8. Behaviours (3:44)
9. To Leave It All Behind (3:51)
10. Cambieremo Il Mondo (3:36)
11. You Won't Walk Alone (3:16)

Total Time 42:00

Line-up
Dario Speziga - Bass
Francesco Cabigliera - Guitar
Riccardo Guelfi - Drums
Ugo Lercher - Vocals

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Kaizen "Áquila"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Instrumental Symphonic
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: August 31, 2019
Tracklist
1. Gryphus (7:22)
2. Mazara (8:18)
3. Vecchio Castelo (6:00)
   Suite Áquila:
4. Porta Santa (4:15)
5. La Fontana (3:10)
6. O Grande Sismo (4:57)
7. Canto Das Almas (1:47)
8. Fenix (3:48)

Total Time 39:37

Line-up
Kleber Vogel (Quaterna Requiem): violin, mandolin (5)
Wagner André: keyboards
João Couto: drums
Didier Fernan: bass (5, 7)
Anderson Machado: guitar (3, 4, 8)
   With
Sergio Hinds (O Terco): guitar (1)
Marquinhos dos Santos (Tempus Fugit): bass (1, 3, 4, 6)
Marcus Viana (Sagrado Coração da Terra): violin (2, 7)
Roberto Crivano (Quaterna Requiem): guitar (2)
Jorge Mathias (Quaterna Requiem) (2)
Yasmin Andre: flute (2)
Paulo Teles: flute (4)
Daniel Escobar: guitar (6)
Andre Mello (Tempus Fugit): Mini Moog (8)

Description/Reviews
A conceptual project with the theme of the Italian city founded in 1230 under the name of “Province of Aquila”. A peculiar city born not by chance, but by a project that finds no precedent in the history of urbanism.
The album's repertoire includes themes related to the city's buildings, places and events, such as “The Great Earthquake”, the third movement of the 5-parts “Aquila” Suite, and its last theme “Phoenix” is an allusion to its resurgence from the ashes. 
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Teaser

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Visenya "Drift"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal 
Format: digital
Release date: August 31, 2019
Tracklist
1. Proxima (6:28)
2. Traveller (5:11)
3. Timeless (6:27)
4. Blast Off (5:43)
5. Focus (4:34)
6. Revelation (7:06)
7. Drift (6:18)

Total Time 41:47

Line-up
Gabriel Pietrzak
Morgan Thomaso
   With
Stephen Taranto - guitar solo (5)
Adam Rafowitz - guitar solo (1)
Josh Durke - guitar solo (3)
Giuseppe Gilardi - guitar solo (7)

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Alana Xo "Eleven"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: August 30, 2019
Tracklist
1. Leave Nothing Behind (6:57)
2. Translucent Barricade (5:13)
3. Dimensional Interlude (3:54)
4. Exhibit (1:38)
5. Blue Green Plateaus (3:21)
6. Walt (6:36)
7. The End (1:24)
8. The New Edis System (4:30)
9. A Warning To All (7:56)
10. Ignis Fatuus (4:56)
11. Digital Landscape (7:57)

Total Time 54:22

Line-up
Alana Xo - all instruments

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Louis de Mieulle "Side​$​how"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: August 30, 2019
Tracklist
1. Bed Of Nails, Part 1 (1st Meditation) (5:14)
2. Bed Of Nails, Part 2 (Bedhunters) (1:59)
3. Bed Of Nails, Part 3 (Discoteak) (6:28)
4. Bed Of Nails, Part 4 (Fakir Song) (2:11)
5. Bed Of Nails, Part 5 (2nd Meditation) (17:21)
6. Bed Of Nails, Part 6 (Fakir Song) (1:26)
7. Bed Of Nails, Part 7 (3rd Meditation) (4:38)
8. Bed Of Nails, Part 8 (Afrobead) (1:42)

Total Time 40:59

Line-up
Louis de Mieulle: bass, regurgitator
Casimir Liberski: keyboards, chapeaugraphy
Eitan Kenner: keyboards, human blockhead
Doron Lev: drums (1-4, 6), fire breather
Raphaël Pannier: drums (5, 7, 8), glass walking

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Tool "Fear Inoculum"


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

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

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Fear Inoculum

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The Revel Abstract "Incomplet"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: August 30, 2019
Tracklist
1. Blind Leading The Blind (4:09)
2. Drones (5:21)
3. Nihilism (6:46)
4. Let It Go (4:45)
5. Limitless (4:15)
6. Thin Lines (5:24)
7. Chemical Dreams (6:24)
8. Inspired By Madness & Written By Reason (6:52)
9. Apothic Red (6:41)
10. Cloud Complex (6:55)

Total Time 57:32

Line-up
Christopher Lee -⁠ ⁠Guitars, Programming, Keyboards
Nick Thurl Mavromatis⁠ - Vocals
Anup Sastry⁠ - Drums
   With
Dominick Camillo - Guitar (2)
Charlie Robbins - Guitar  (7)
Charles Caswell - Guitar  (8)

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Magic Pie "Fragments of the 5th Element"


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

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

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

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Obsidian Tide "Pillars of Creation"


Country: Israel
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 29, 2019
Tracklist
1. Pillars Of Creation (5:57)
2. Seven (6:45)
3. King Of A New Realm (8:05)
4. Portent Of Betrayal (5:36)
5. Hireath (9:45)
6. The Harbinger And The Millenial Vengeance (7:31)
7. Magnanimous (11:18)

Total Time 54:57

Line-up
Oz Avneya - Guitars and Clean Vocals
Shachar Bieber - Bass and Harsh Vocals
Erez Nadler - Drums, Percussion and Programming
   With
Mike LePond (Symphony X) - Bass (6)
Omri Abramov - Saxophone (7)
Danielle Sassi - Flute (2, 5, 6, 7)
Yuval Gur - Violin (1, 3, 5)
Nitzan Habler - Upright piano (3)

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Omnibeing "Polytheria"


Country: Belarus
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date:  August 27, 2019
Tracklist
1. Entelechy  (2:35)
2. Aura  (7:50)
3. Prism (5:54)
4. Meteor  (6:27)
5. Vortex  (5:45)
6. Polytheria (10:56)
7. Azure (7:31)

Total Time 46:58

Line-up
Vitaly Shemetovets - all instruments
   With
Vladimir Krupnov — arrangement (1)
Dan James Griffin — guest solo (2)
Poh Hock (Native Construct / Replacire) — guest solo (4)
Wes Thrailkill — guest solo (5)
Cameron Allen — guest solo (7)

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Monday, August 26, 2019

Heavy Moon "Heavy Moon 15"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Krautrock, Psychedelic, Space Rock
Label: Arachnidiscs Recordings 
Format: digital
Release date: August 26, 2019
Tracklist
1. Neue Echos der Erinnerung (8:01)
2. Prisma (5:19)
3. Rechnerkopf (5:57)
4. Führerschein (3:36)
5. Mitternacht (5:24)
6. Trans Kanada Express (9:03)
7. LKW (6:39)
8. Heimreise (6:47)

Total Time 50:46

Line-up
Jakob Rehlinger - everything

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Arcade Messiah "Diagnosis"


Country: UK/Ireland
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: August 26, 2019
Tracklist
1. Diagnosis (8:10)
2. Sleep Phoenix (13:38)
3. No Dishonor (3:54)
4. Diagnosis (Instrumental) (8:08)
5. Hell By Default (Remix) (6:48)

Total Time 42:38

Line-up
John Bassett (KingBathmat) - everything

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Bandcamp (name your price)

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

The Last Dodo "Now We’re Leaving"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: August 24, 2019
Tracklist
1. Now We're Leaving (6:11)
2. The Escape (4:20)
3. An Uncertain Path (5:44)
4. Interlude (0:35)
5. We've Been Sent Good Weather (2:19)
6. Wolves (6:48)
7. We Landed (4:57)
8. Aching (3:34)
9. Constellation (7:43)
10. Relieved (3:35)

Total Time 45:46

Line-up
Dorian Pied - all instruments
   With
Stauhn - bass (2, 4)

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Isole "D Y S T Ω P I A"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Doom Metal
Label: Hammerheart Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl, cassette
Release date: August 23, 2019
Tracklist
1. Beyond The Horizon (7:13)
2. Written In The Sand (6:07)
3. The Beholder (6:05)
4. You Went Away (6:47)
5. Forged By Fear (6:45)
6. Galenskapens Land (8:00)
7. Nothingness (7:27)

Total Time 48:24

Line-up
Daniel Bryntse - guitars, vocals
Jimmy Mattsson - bass, vocals
Crister Olsson - guitars, vocals
Victor Parri - drums

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Weltraum "NYX"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Space Rock
Label: Tonzonen Records ‎– TON063
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 23, 2019
Tracklist
1. Zychedelics (20:17)
2. Spiral 3 (19:26)
3. The Sea (10:26)
4. Drones (11:27)
5. (3908) (14:25)
6. Styx (3:55)

Total Time 79:56

Line-up
DNS - Drums
Bozzi - Synth
Dora - Bass
Alex - Bass
Schwong - Guitar
Baa lBrain - Guitar
Armin - Djembe
Conny - Guitar

Description/Reviews
“Zychedelics” (20:17) is a long improvisational live jamming (of course!!!), ultra spacey effected, with a sharp electric guitar sound but with a spacey trippy attitude, getting out there, in the infinite Space, experimenting with various sounds, transmitting different colorful feelings, becoming hot and then cold, becoming dark and then luminous, blending with numerous space-seagulls that are leading the way to some lost frozen planet!
Read the full review by Michalis at timemachine-productions.gr

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WRVTH "No Rising Sun"


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

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

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Emmett Elvin "The End Of Music"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Eclectic, Progressive Rock, Fusion
LabelBad Elephant Music - BEM075
FormatCD, digital
Release date: August 23, 2019
Tracklist
1. Know Nothing (4:46)
2. Magnus Opium (5:34)
3. To Live And Die In Llangrannog (4:29)
4. Tombstone (0:52)
5. Through The Hoops (7:07)
6. Everything Falls Away (3:57)
7. Staggered (3:46)
8. Butterfly In The Labyrinth (7:04)
9. No Wonder (5:38)
10. The End Of Music (4:55)
11. The End Of Everything (3:31)
12. Everything Falls Away (Reprise) (8:04)

Total Time 59:43

Line-up
Emmett Elvin (Chrome Hoof, Guapo, Knifeworld) : acoustic and electric 6 & 12 string guitars, bass guitar, acoustic piano, Rhodes, Nord synth, casserole, biscuit tin, percussion, recorders, vox etc.
   with:
Alex Thomas: drums and percussion
Sarah Anderson (Chrome Hoof): violin & viola
Eden Duke: stacked harmony vocals (6, 12)
Olga Lisikova: vocals (9)

Description/Reviews
Elctro-lurch and toy-town keyboards announce Know Nothing, “… cursed blind, inside minds that never started”. All hail the Victory of Stupid, the world over. One surmises that this is probably not going to be a happy album, lyrically at least. How could it, in these benighted days? On t’other hand all the best art is created in fractious times, and The End of Music certainly fits that theory. But, there’s the thing, a lot of this album is instrumental, and the music, for the most part, is manically “up”, or when taking a breather, merely bubbling just below a taut surface tension. Fire up those long-dormant synapses, let it all in, say I!
Read the full review by Roger Trenwith at theprogressiveaspect.net

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Ivory Tower "Stronger"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal
Label: Massacre Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 23, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Offer (6:10)
2. Loser (5:08)
3. End Transmission (5:57)
4. Money (5:17)
5. In Me (6:11)
6. Slave (6:26)
7. Strong (6:08)
8. Flight Of The Dragon (2:29)
9. Life Will Fade (5:20)
10. Passing (7:44)
11. The Wolves You've Let In (7:05)
12. One Day (12:22)

Total Time 76:17

Line-up
Dirk Meyer - Vocals
Sven Böge - Guitars
Thorsten Thrunke - Drums
Björn Bombach - Bass
Frank Fasold - Keyboard

Media/Samples 
Stream & buy
Loser
End Transmission

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

One Now Ago "No One's Listening"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. Open Your Mind (5:04)
2. No One's Listening, Pt. 1 (5:32)
3. Losing Touch (8:52)
4. Peaceful Place (2:31)
5. No One's Listening, Pt. 2 (5:58)
6. A Day At Montsegur (1:44)
7. Part Of All (7:45)
8. Tales From The Kupp (5:30)
9. All Ways (6:51)
10. No One's Listening, Pt. 3 (7:12)

Total Time 56:59

Line-up
Steve Carlisle - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Dave Kloss - Bass
Ritchie DeCarlo - Drums
   With
Cary Newell - Vocals

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2 tracks

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Sunday, August 18, 2019

Jeff Cowhick "Cauterized"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: August 18, 2019
Tracklist
1. Supersonic (2:53)
2. Vanguard (4:31)
3. Victory And Aftermath (9:28)
4. At The Ready (3:12)
5. Nightscares (6:31)
6. Empty Streets (4:18)
7. Rubicon (5:21)
8. Peace In Wakefield (5:29)
9. Dawn (5:33)
10. Long Hard Road (3:21)
11. Vision Fuel (3:26)

Total Time 54:03

Line-up
Jeff Cowhick - vocals, all instruments

Media/Samples 
Stream 1
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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Zibler-Ex "Cronopatía"


Country: Colombia
Genre(s)Instrumental Avant Prog
Format: digital
Release date: August 17, 2019
Tracklist
1. Ápeiron (8:24)
2. Blau Hund (Preludio) (2:00)
3. Blau Hund (9:39)
4. Trilogía (Interludio) (2:36)
5. Trilogía, Pt. I (4:22)
6. Trilogía, Pt. II (4:11)
7. Trilogía, Pt. III (7:10)
8. Matinal (6:10)

Total Time 44:32

Line-up
Ricardo Rodríguez: Bass
Diego Sánchez: Drums
Iván Poveda: Bandola

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Stream 1
Stream 2

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Parallel Dimension "Angular Perceptions"


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

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

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Pijn & Conjurer "Curse These Metal Hands"


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

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

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Pijn's Bandcamp
Conjurer's Bandcamp

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Earth7 "Alia Terra"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 16, 2019
Tracklist
1. Comet (5:16)
2. Blow (5:20)
3. Lyra (5:30)
4. Destiny (4:07)
5. Sea Of Strangers (4:49)
6. Waterfall (3:23)
7. Tangerine (3:45)
8. Silva (3:43)
9. Sunrise (6:58)
10. Mayon (6:26)

Total Time 49:17

Line-up
Kenan Salazar - guitar, composer
Zev Rose - drums
Danny Le Chu - rhythm guitar
Luke Nelson - bass
    With
Lee McKinney - guitar solo (1)

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Moron Police "A Boat on the Sea"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Pop
LabelMighty Jam Music Group
Format: digital
Release dateAugust 16, 2019
Tracklist
1. Hocus Pocus (1:20)
2. The Phantom Below (4:12)
3. The Invisible King (4:05)
4. Beware the Blue Skies (4:11)
5. The Dog Song (3:20)
6. Captain Awkward (5:12)
7. The Undersea (3:27)
8. Isn’t It Easy (6:57)

Line-up
Sondre Skollevoll – Vocals, guitars, additional keyboards
Lars Bjørknes – Keyboards, grand piano, Hammond organ
Thore Omland Pettersen – Drums
Christian Fredrik Steen – Bass
   With
Claudia Grace Cox - Violin
Jonas Flemsæter Hamre - Saxophone
Morten Norheim - Saxophone
Heine Bugge - Accordion (and eternal laughter)

Description/Reviews
“A Boat on the Sea” is many things. Catchy and adventurous, but with an underlying current of Scandinavian melancholy—as perfectly captured by returning cover artist DULK. It has huge choruses, rampant guitar play, inventive synths, a plethora of time-signature changes—all the workings of an album of excess, yet it comes together to form a cohesive whole.  Perhaps its most defining feature is that it sounds like Moron Police and no-one else, and no manner of superlative spluttering could really hope to capture its spirit. The best way to describe it would be to hear it.
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The Phantom Below
Captain Awkward

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Reader "Engrams"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Spartan Records
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: August 16, 2019
Tracklist
1. Skeleton (4:53)
2. Are You A Vampire (2:18)
3. Agatha (4:49)
4. Engrams (8:41)
5. Lunger (3:47)
6. Hooks (4:34)
7. Invisible Hands (4:29)
8. Gemini (6:12)

Total Time 39:43

Line-up
Mike Sparks Jr. - vocals
Jack Clemens - bass
Aaron Kasson - guitars, vocals
Andy King - drums

Description/Reviews
The four-piece from Seattle, WA have crafted eight songs for their first full-length that defy convention and refuse to be pigeonholed or catergorized. Of course, there are influences throughout these eight songs, including ominous bass rumblings that reflect the most famous musical export of their hometown, psychedelic vocal harmonies that could from a parallel universe of the ’60s, and wonderfully bizarre time signatures that would please any math-rock aficionado.
Read more at kerrang.com

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Yuval Ron ft. Marco Minnemann "Somewhere In This Universe, Somebody Hits A Drum"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 15, 2019 (digital), October 3, 2019 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Somewhere In This Universe, Somebody Hits A Drum (7:11)
2. Gravitational Lensing (6:44)
3. Kuiper Belt (8:28)
4. WiFi In Emerald City (9:44)
5. The Discovery Of Phoebe (9:58)
6. I Believe In Astronauts (9:50)

Total Time 51:55

Line-up
Yuval Ron – electric guitar, vocals
Matt Paull – keyboards
Roberto Badoglio – bass
Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani) – drums
Dorin Mandelbaum - additional vocals (5)

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I Believe in Astronauts

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Cloudkicker "Unending" EP


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Post Metal/Rock
Format: digital, vinyl
Release date: August 15, 2019 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Night (02:18)
2. Xaoc (07:20)
3. Blackwing (05:39)
4. AR-Lp 36 (02:26)
5. YHWH (03:35)
6. Wall (00:42)
7. Void (06:06)

Line-up
Ben Sharp - all instruments

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Hats Off Gentlemen It's Adequate "Ark" EP


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: August 14, 2019
Tracklist
1. Ark (11:47)
2. Chasing Neon (5:34)
3. She Moved Through The Fair (7:48)

Total Time 25:09

Line-up
Malcolm Galloway - guitar (1, 3), vocals (3), keyboards/synths (1-3)
Mark Gatland - bass guitar (1, 2), guitar (2)
Kathryn Thomas - flute (3)

Description/Reviews
The three tracks are very contrasting. The title track is a twelve minute progressive rock instrumental, inspired by the history of the Ark Royal in the Second World War, based on my grandfather’s experiences flying in a Swordfish biplane during the war.
The second track ‘Chasing Neon’ is a retrofuturistic instrumental piece.
The final track is the band's version of the beautiful old Irish folk-song She Moved Through The Fair.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Eiemel "Eiemel"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s)Symphonic
Format: CD, digital
Release dateAugust 13, 2019 (digital), September 1, 2019 (CD)
Tracklist
1. M.o.r (1:47)
2. Cenit (3:45)
3. Plan B (6:04)
4. Ave de Paso (8:44)
5. Aqueronte (4:11)
6. Ojala la lluvia te acercara hasta mi (5:19)
7. Homeless (5:19)
8. Chaotic Laws (6:33)
9. Mala Sangre (5:27)
10. In full swing (5:28)
11. Parece que fue ayer (3:32)
12. I'd do it all the same (4:35)
13. Temblor (8:52)
14. Arrullo (2:59)

Total Time 69:55

Line-up
Ariel Martin Loza (Láquesis) - lead & backing vocals (3,5,7,9), basses (2-13), keyboards (1-14), guitars (1,2,4-6,8,10-14), programming (11,12), percussion (11), orchestral arrangements (14)
   With:
Federico Silva - guitars (3)
Daniel Mistretta - guitars (7)
Rodrigo San Martin - guitars (9,13)
Yamil Mohadile - trombone, brass arrangements (10)
Bruno Lazzarini - trumpet (10)
Las Gaitas Asesinas San Virulais - bagpipes (11)
Luisina Pérez - flute (11)
Inés Garrocq - flute (13,14)
Ariel Aguilar - bandoneon (12)
Iván Louro - drums (2)
Damian Luscher - drums (3,7)
Álvaro Manzanero - drums (4-6,8,10,12,13)
Martin Blengino - drums (9)

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La Marmite Cosmique "V"


Country: France
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, Psychedelic, Space Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: August 13, 2019
Tracklist
1. Zöhr (12:27)
2. New Dawn (2:05)
3. Mandarine (5:46)
4. Kinky Boots (3:58)
5. Theremoon (9:24)

Total Time 33:40

Line-up
Arnaud Bukwald : all instruments
Cherry Pob : vocals (1, 4)

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Bandcamp

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Monday, August 12, 2019

Halcyon Reign "The Voyage"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: August 12, 2019
Tracklist
1. Welcome Reality (6:07)
2. The Kraken (8:02)
3. Peleliu (5:06)
4. Beyond The Cape (9:19)
5. Last Horizon (1:23)
6. The Voyage (7:28)

Total Time 37:25

Line-up
Lachlan Arvidson - Guitar, Vocals
Simon Bowles - Drums, Vocals
Luke Delbridge - Bass

Media/Samples 
The Kraken

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Pierre Vervloesem feat. Morgan Ågren "Artiste International"


Country:Belgium
Genre(s): Instrumental Avant Prog, Fusion
Label: Off ‎– OPV015
Format: CD, digital
Release dateAugust 12, 2019
Tracklist
1. Two Degrees  (2:59)
2. Racka Boom  (3:52)
3. Hop Hop Hop  (4:20)
4. I Wait  (3:26)
5. Before The Move  (2:36)
6. Chapata  (3:58)
7. Annie Aime La Bite  (5:25)
8. Amandine Pas (3:26)
9. The Bass  (2:35)
10. Rue Blaes (4:57)
11. After The Move (3:19)
12. Autumn Is Useless  (2:19)

Total Time 43:12

Line-up
Pierre Vervloesem ( Flat Earth Society, X-Legged-Sally): All instruments
   Except
Morgan Ågren: Drums

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Bandcamp

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Steve Hughes "Themes - Volume 4"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Electronica
Format: digital
Release date: August 11, 2019
Tracklist
1. Shadows Of Reality (5:34)
2. Go It Alone (5:21)
3. Dead Universe Zero (4:50)
4. Too Long A Cold Heart (5:56)
5. Near & Far (2:46)
6. Weeping Widow (6:41)
7. Digitally Correct (4:49)
8. Castle Hill (7:34)

Total Time 43:31

Line-up
Steve Hughes (Big Big Train, The Enid) - all instruments

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Imagin'Aria "Exeligere"



Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock 
Format: digital
Release date: August 10, 2019 (digital), August 20, 2019 (CD)
Tracklist
1 Indastria
2 La Tua Verità
3 Piccolo Mondo
4 Cacciatori Di Chimere
5 Re Dei Se
6 La Scelta Migliore
7 Sempre Mai
8 La Lunga Marcia

Line-up
Daniele Perico : Voice
Ivan Peasso : Lead guitar
Gian Luca Milan : Rhythmic guitar
Andrea Peasso : Bass
Fabio Biffignandi : Drums
   With
Aldo Carpanelli: Keyboard (2,3,8)
Roberto Giuliano: Lead Guitar (4)
Marco Cortona : Trumpet (6)
Massimo Boccalini : Tenor sax (6)
Marcello Chiarle : Trombone (6)

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La Tua Verità
Re Dei Se (anteprima)

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Oox "U.N.O."


Country: Mexico
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: August 10, 2019
Tracklist
1. Deus Ex Machina (3:12)
2. New World (6:18)
3. Human (8:49)
4. Decadencia (6:02)
5. War Is Never Done (5:55)
6. Modern Inquisitor (5:27)
7. Wak (5:40)

Total Time 41:23

Line-up
Carlos Avila - Guitar, Vocals
Tony Cortes - Drums

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Handwrist "The Golden Swan"


Country: Portugal
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 10, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Barren Age (8:15)
2. The Golden Swan (13:00)
3. The False Idol (8:57)
4. The Cleansing Fire (12:25)

Total Time 42:37

Line-up
Rui Botelho Rodrigues - Guitars, Keyboards, Flute, MIDI programming, Sampling
   With
Dima Faustov - Saxophone solo (1)
Matt Giella - Trumpet (1)
Daryush Baraz - Wailing Saxophone solo (1), Clarinet solo (4)
Iker Mendoza - Clarinet solo (2, 4)
João Cordeiro - Saxophone solo (2, 4)
Bela Toth - Saxophone solo (3, 4)

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Bandcamp (name your price)

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Unprocessed "Artificial Void"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Long Branch Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 9, 2019
Tracklist
1. Prototype
2. Artificial Void
3. Ruins
4. Fear
5. Abandoned
6. House Of Waters
7. Avatar
8. Antler's Decay
9. Down The Spine
10. Another Sky
11. The Movements, Their Echoes
12. Closure


Line-up
Manuel Gardner Fernandes - Vocals, Guitars
Christoph Schultz - Guitars
Christopher Talosi - Guitars
David Levy - Bass
Leon Pfeifer - Drums

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25 Yard Screamer "Natural Satellite"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelWhite Knight Records
FormatCD, digital
Release date: August 9, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Storyteller (7:57)
2. Devastate (5:38)
3. The Silent Rising (15:28)
4. A Space Where Someone Should Be (9:17)
5. While We Are (6:26)
6. Never In The Detail (6:42)
7. Coda Jeremiah (14:20)

Total Time 65:48

Line-up
Nick James - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Matt Clarke - Bass
Donal Owen - Drums
   With
Rob Reed (Magenta) - Keyboards (1)
Abbi James – Spoken word & Backing Vocals
Aled Bryn Pennock – Spoken word
Jeff Rees – Lead Guitar (6)

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Bandcamp
The Storyteller

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The Kentish Spires "Sprezzatura"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: White Knight Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 9, 2019
Tracklist
1. Overture
2. A Sea Shanty
3. Don't Shoot The Albatross
4. Horsa From Beyond The Grave
5. Wishing Well
6. You Better Shut Your Mouth
7. Never Tell On Me
8. The Long Goodbye
9. Horsa Beyond The Grave ( Rob Reed Remix)

Line-up
Lucie V - vocals
Chris Egan - reeds, woodwind and wind synth
Danny Chang - guitars
Rik Loveridge - Hammond organ and synths
Phil Warren - bass
James Hall - drums

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Bandcamp
Horsa Beyond The Grave

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Hawkestrel "The Future Is Us"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Space Rock, Progressive Rock
Label: Cleopatra Records - CLO1235
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 9, 2019
Tracklist
1. Do What You Need To Do (8:16)
2. World For Fear (4:41)
3. Sea Of Sand (4:59)
4. Nyx Of Khaos (3:45)
5. The Future Is Us (4:38)
6. Sonic Attack (3:15)
7. 12 String Shuffle (3:47)
8. May Sun (6:10)
9. Goodbye Death Valley (4:45)
10. Free Like Us (5:04)
11. Old Dinah (4:21)
12. Hawkestrel (4:59)
13. Bad Boys For Life (2019 AD Version) (3:26)

Total Time 62:06

Line-up
Alan Davey (Hawkwind) - Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Synthesizer, Drum Arrangements, Oud, Piano
   With
Ginger Baker (Hawkwind) - Drums & Percussion (3-5,7, 8, 11)
Paul Rudolph (Hawkwind) - Guitar (2, 3, 5, 9, 10)
Nik Turner (Hawkwind) - Saxophone (2, 4, 5)
Simon House (Hawkwind) - Violin (1, 8)
Huw Lloyd-Langton (Hawkwind) - Acoustic Guitar & Harp (7)
Mick Slattery - Guitar (4, 11)
Bridget Wishart - Vocals (3, 10)
William Shatner - Vocals (6)
Nigel Potter - Vocal Breathes, Cries And Screams (8)
Kevin M Sommers - Vocals (11)
Lemmy Kilmister (Hawkwind) - Vocals (13)

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Bandcamp

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Darsombra "Transmission"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Psychedelic
Format: CD, digital, vinyl, cassette 
Release date: August 9, 2019
Tracklist
1. Transmission (41:19)

Line-up
Brian Daniloski
Ann Everton

Description/Reviews
Transmission consists of one continuous track delivering more than forty-one minutes of DARSOMBRA’s sprawling, mind-expanding, musical exploration. Ranging from relentless, charged, and cinematic, to ephemeral, transcendent, and delicate, the song embraces its many qualities as it wraps itself into a thematic, uncompromising saga with a million different interpretations available to the listener. 
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Monarch "Beyond the Blue Sky"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Retro Prog
LabelEl Paraiso Records - EPR053
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 9, 2019
Tracklist
1. Hanging By A Thread (7:05)
2. Divided Path (6:34)
3. Pangea (6:24)
4. Beyond The Blue Sky (6:17)
5. Phenomena (2:32)
6. Counterpart (4:12)
7. Felo De Se (5:50)

Total Time 38:54

Line-up
Dominic Denholm - Vocals, Guitar, Synth
Thomas Dibenedetto - Guitar, Synth, Saxophone, Wurlitzer Organ
James Upton - Guitar, Vocals, Vibraphone
Matt Weiss - Bass
Andrew Ware - Drums, Percussion
   With
Orion Ferguson - Synthesizer (1)

Description/Reviews
Monarch, an impressive 5-piece outfit from Encitas, California exude the full 70s aura of Progressive Rock: Organ shimmering, groove - inducing rhythm sections, sweet guitar licks and fusion-esque dynamics all rolled into an authentic early Prog sound akin to Spring, Quatermass, Caravan etc. 'Hanging by a Thread' oozes into life with slow, spacey murmurs before tumbling headlong into full-on Psychedelic Space Rock with searing twin-axe cadences... 'Divided Path' explores a Canterbury soundscape reminiscent of UK Proggers Diagonal's cruise-control quirky vibes. 'Beyond the Blue Sky's Allman Bros sound is sublime and caressing, Americana at its melodic best... 'Phenomena' and 'Counterpart' serve as a symbiotic entity: the former's subtle keys and piercing guitar the perfect foil for 'Counterpart's Eloy/Nektar hybrid. Musically accomplished and very easy on the ears, this album is a great introduction to any new Proghead's collection, and a shoe-in for us older guys who sigh wistfully and succumb to the nostalgia... (Reek of STOOM at stonerhive.blogspot.com)
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Beyond The Blue Sky
Counterpart

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