Loading

Monday, September 30, 2019

Clepsydra "The Gap"


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

Total Time 62:46

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

Media/Samples
MIllennium

Links:
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Nick Magnus "Catharsis"


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

Total Time 47:27

DVD:
Adventures in the Ariège - a progumentary
Extras

Line-up

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

Media/Samples 
Teaser

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Millenium "The Web"


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

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

Media/Samples 
Loser
The Web part III who can bring them back to life ?

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Saturday, September 28, 2019

Odd Logic "Last Watch of the Nightingale"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
FormatCD, digital
Release date: September 28, 2019 (digital), October 2019 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Last Watch (6:17)
2. Garden Of Thorns (6:17)
3. Absence (5:30)
4. Chance Of Gods (6:26)
5. Dreaming In Color (8:02)
6. Of The Nightingale (8:15)
7. Sorrow (4:09)
8. Boundary Division (23:00)

Total Time 67:56

Line-up
Sean Thompson - Guitars, Bass, Keys, Vocals
Pete Hanson - Drums, Vocals

Media/Samples 
Teaser

Links:
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Friday, September 27, 2019

Lee Abraham "Comatose"


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

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

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Opeth "In Cauda Venenum"


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

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

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

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

The Steve Howe Trio "New Frontier"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
LabelEsoteric Antenna - EANTCD1077
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 27, 2019
Tracklist
1. Hiatus (2:24)
2. Left To Chance (6:33)
3. Fair Weather Friend (4:26)
4. Zodiac (3:07)
5. Gilded Splinter (4:01)
6. Showdown (4:37)
7. Missing Link (5:02)
8. Outer Terrain (4:51)
9. Western Sun (4:34)
10. The Changing Same (3:51)

Total Time 43:26

Line-up
Steve Howe (Yes, Asia, GTR) - guitars
Dylan Howe - drums
Ross Stanley - organ

Media/Samples 
Samples

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

MaterialEyes "In Focus"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Davwilmar Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 27, 2019
Tracklist
1. Prelude
2. The Poet
3. Waterfall
4. In The City
5. A Cold Wind
6. Fields of Heaven

Line-up
Dave Westmoreland – vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar
Will Lawery – vocals, guitars
Martyn Howes – vocals, guitars, keyboards
Billy Longthorne – drums
“Mad” Bill Mosey – bass
Dianne Howes – flute, backing vocals

Description/Reviews
In Focus is the second studio album by Materialeyes.  While the initial album, Strange Road was generally well received, there was some argument regarding it being strictly prog rock or not.
Fear not.  In Focus is most definitely full of proggy goodness.  Featuring Moogs, Hammonds and various assorted instruments, In Focus should appeal to everyone with a love of prog rock music.
 Opening with  Prelude which morphs into the melancholia of The Poet, followed by the beautiful Waterfall.  Next comes In The City, an ear-worm of epic proportions. A Cold Wind draws on the emotional loss of loved ones, followed by the final track Fields of Heaven, another epic with Elizabethan beginnings slowly building to a grand finale. 
Media/Samples 
Samples
Bandcamp 

Links:
Facebook
Proggnosis

aswekeepsearching "Rooh"


Country: India
Genre(s)Post Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: September 27, 2019
Tracklist
1. Chasing Light
2. Green and Blue
3. Aas Paas
4. Eneke Najaaba
5. Rooh
6. A Night In Zottegem
7. Aitbaar
8. Gangtey

Line-up
Uddipan Sarmah
Shubham Gurung
Robert Alex
Sambit Chatterjee

Media/Samples 
Rooh
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook

65daysofstatic "replicr, 2019"


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

Total Time 42:08

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

Media/Samples 
popular beats
Teaser

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives

Krokofant with Ståle Storløkken & Ingebrigt Håker Flaten "Q"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: Rune Grammofon -  RLP3209/RCD2209
FormatCD, vinyl+CD
Release date: September 27, 2019
Tracklist
1. Q Part 1
2. Q Part 2
3. Q Part 3
4. Q Part 4

Line-up
Tom Hasslan - guitars
Axel Skalstad - drums
Jørgen Mathisen - saxophone
Ståle Storløkken (Elephant9) - keyboards
Ingebrigt Håker Flaten - bass

Description/Reviews
After three albums in a little over three years they felt a need to try something new, taking the band one step further. Especially Tom Hasslan, guitarist and main composer, felt an urge to expand the canvas and sonic possibilities of his writing and playing. Hasslan´s tunes are perfect vehicles for keyboard player Ståle Storløkken (Elephant9, Supersilent, Terje Rypdal) to present the full scope of his playing; from sheer pastoral beauty to full on jazz skronk. The same can be said about Mathisen, who is given ample room for soloing. The tunes are rich in harmonic structures and melodic hooks, and with the distinctive sax/organ combination it´s difficult not to occasionally think of Van der Graaf Generator in their prime. By introducing Ingebrigt Håker Flaten (The Thing, Scorch Trio, Atomic) on electric bass, work was lifted from Hasslan´s shoulders and a "proper" rhythm section was born, Skalstad and Flaten instantly bonding. 
Media/Samples 
Q Part 1

Links:
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Eyevory "Aurora"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, AOR
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 27, 2019
Tracklist
1. Unrest
2. Limelight
3. Roses
4. Slowly Falling
5. Forever Endeavour
6. Caught Between The Fires
7. Follow Me
8. Soulmates
9. Carry On

Line-up
Jana Frank - Vocals, Bass
Kaja Fischer - Vocals, Flute, Piano (4)
David Merz - Guitars, Synthesizer,Piano, Vocals
Christian Schmutzer - Drums, Percussion
   With
Liv Marete (7)

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives 
Proggnosis

Led Bib "It's Morning"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: RareNoise Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 27, 2019
Tracklist
1. Atom Story – 2:47
2. Stratford East – 5:32
3. It's Morning - 0:39
4. Fold – 11:08
5. Cutting Room Floor – 3:54
6. To Dry In The Rain - 6:43
7. O – 4:40
8. Flood Warning – 3:30
9. Set Sail – 1:28

Line-up
Sharron Fortnam (North Sea Radio Orchestra) - vocals
Chris Williams – alto saxophone
Pete Grogan – alto and tenor saxophone
Elliot Galvin – keyboards and piano
Liran Donin – bass, backing vocals on track 2
Mark Holub – drums
    With
Jack Hues – vocals
Susanna Gartmayer – bass clarinet
Irene Kepl – violin
Noid – cello

Description/Reviews
From the Homeric invocation of ethereal opener “Atom Story,” it becomes stunningly clear that It’s Morning, the latest album from the uncategorizable UK ensemble Led Bib, is meant to take the listener on a journey. The wide-ranging and evocative set is also a testament to the distance the band has travelled on its own evolutionary path. If not the endpoint, it at least sits at a far-flung guidepost along a transformative odyssey undertaken by the eclectic ensemble.

Led Bib has long been renowned for its skronky, livewire fusion of exploratory jazz improvisation with the brute force of heavy rock and the labyrinthine architecture of prog. It’s Morning retains an identifiable sense of adventure and virtuosity while marking a vast departure from previous recordings, veering into the realm of elusive, poetic narrative and lysergic beauty.

The most immediately apparent change from past Led Bib outings is the addition of vocals, folding the band’s boundary-stretching vocabulary into gorgeous if complex song forms.

Bookended by a pair of atmospheric miniatures that frame the album as an imaginative Odyssey, It’s Morning embarks on an immersive quest over psychedelic seas.

In a very real sense, It’s Morning is a reaction to the turbulence of the modern day, from the cautious optimism of its title to the otherworldly sensation of its music. Holub tentatively refers to the set as “protest music” – not that there’s a single lyric that directly addresses the politics of the day, but in the sense, which has always characterized Led Bib’s output, that the band is swimming against the currents of the mainstream.
In retrospect, Holub finds the roots of It’s Morning in his formative listening to bands like Pink Floyd and the Grateful Dead. The influence isn’t literal; there’s nothing on the album that directly echoes the work of Jerry Garcia or Syd Barrett. What Holub learned from those bands is a sense of what he reluctantly terms authenticity, the idea of following one’s own instincts however far afield they may lead.

The mystical “Atom Story” leads into the distorted urban groove of “Stratford East,” with Hues’ lyric conjuring past civilizations paved over by concrete slabs, wistfully recalled as the violin of Irene Kepl leads the band into a combination of Afrobeat funk and quirky angular melodies reminiscent of Deerhoof and its ilk. Modern life intrudes in the brief interlude of the title track, with Fortnam’s lament over the ubiquitous digital screen accompanied by the moaning bass clarinet of Susanna Gartmayer.

By far the album’s most sprawling piece, the 11-minute “Fold” implores listeners to “Change the storyline” following a cosmic group improvisation redolent with the interstellar questing of the Floyd’s most outré excursions. The pulsating minimalism of “Cutting Room Floor” accompanies Hues’ instructions to “Let the film run backwards,” giving perspective a 180-degree twist. Sense itself becomes lost as the two vocalists mutter simultaneously in stereo, a device recalling the Velvet Underground’s brain-splitting classic “The Murder Mystery.”

The intimacy of a cloud-shrouded cityscape is summoned in Fortnam’s introspective lyric for “To Dry in the Rain,” which builds from hushed contemplation to explosive intensity before fading back into Galvin’s elegiac solo, which segues into the vox humana throb of “O.” The abstract clamour of “Flood Warning” finally gives way to the closing moments of “Set Sail,” which casts its gaze to future wanderings on the far horizon.
While a definite departure for the band, It’s Morning is more the exception than the rule in being an unexpected turn for the always unpredictable Led Bib.
Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives

Latte e Miele 2.0 "Paganini Experience"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: Black Widow Records - BWR223
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: September 27, 2019
Tracklist
  1. Inno
  2. Via del Colle
  3. L’Ora delle Tenebra
  4. Cantabile 2019
  5. Porto di Notte
  6. Charlotte
  7. Danza di Luce
  8. Angel
  9. Cantabile 1835
Line-up
Massimo Gori: Bass, Vocals
Luciano Poltini: Keyboards
Elena Aiello: Violin
Marco Biggi (Paolo Siani, Garybaldi): Drums

Media/Samples 
Inno (live)


Links:
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

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


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

Total Time 48:11

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

Media/Samples 
Teaser

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Hashshashin "Badakhshan"


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

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

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

Links:
Facebook
Progarchives

Astrosaur "Obscuroscope"


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

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

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

Links:
Web page 
Facebook

IQ "Resistance"


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

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Laughing Stock "Sunrise"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Art Rock
Label: Apollon Records Prog
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 27, 2019
Tracklist
1. Sunrise (4:51)
2. Echoes (4:45)
3. Afraid (5:25)
4. Another Me (5:48)
5. Intermission (2:57)
6. Sunset (3:32)
7. Fading Light (4:19)
8. Waves (3:33)
9. Darkest Hour (6:44)
10. Another Sunrise (4:47)

Total Time 46:41

Line-up
Håvard Enge - vocals, keyboards, flute
Jan Mikael Sørensen - vocals, guitar, bass, drums, keyboards
Jan Erik Kirkevold Nilsen - vocals, guitars

Description/Reviews: 
Laughing Stock are a band that is completely in command of their artistic vision. That vision is quite complex, and the band has no goal in fitting in a specific genre. 80’s artpop, 70’s prog, neo-prog, folk and metal. It is all parts that fits in the puzzle.

Media/Samples 
Afraid

Links:
Web page
Facebook

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Barock Project "Seven Seas"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelBelle Antique (Japan), Aereostella/Immaginifica (World)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 25, 2019 (Japan), September 27, 2019 (World)
Tracklist
1. Seven Seas
2. I Call Your Name
3. Ashes
4. Cold Fog
5. A Mirror Trick
6. Hamburg
7. Brain Damage
8. Chemnitz Girl
9. I Should Have Learned To
10. Moving On
11. The Ones
12. Far Away (Japanese ed. bonus track)

Line-up
Luca Zabbini - keyboards, acoustic guitar, vocals
Francesco Caliendo - bass
Marco Mazzuoccolo - electric guitars
Eric Ombelli - drums, percussion
Alex Mari - lead vocals

Media/Samples 
I Call Your Name
Promo

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Monday, September 23, 2019

Aliante "Sul Confine"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Symphonic
Label: M.P. & Records - MPRCD089
Format: CD
Release date: September 23, 2019
Tracklist
1 – Viaggio nel vento
2 – Metzada
3 – Ai confini del mondo
4 – La rana
5 – Il cigno nero
6 – Il quadrato
7 – Tenente Drogo
8 – Nel cielo

Line-up
Enrico Filippi: keyboards, piano, moog
Alfonso Capasso (Egoband): bass, effects
Jacopo Giusti (Egoband): drums, percussion
   With
Marianna Vuocolo: violin (3)

Media/Samples 
Trailer

Links:
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Friday, September 20, 2019

Cult Of Luna "A Dawn To Fear"


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

Total Time 79:06

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

Media/Samples 
The Silent Man
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Chasing The Monsoon "No Ordinary World"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelImmrama Records / Plane Groovy - PLG079 
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release dateSeptember 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. Chasing The Monsoon (3:32)
2. Circles Of Stone (5:45)
3. Dancing In The Afterglow (7:11)
4. Dreams (8:05)
5. Into The Light (6:00)
6. Innocent Child (5:48)
7. December Sky (5:24)
8. Lament (2:54)
9. Love Will Find You (8:11)
10. No Ordinary World (9:21)

Total Time 62:11

Line-up
Ian Jones (Karnataka) - Bass, keyboards, guitars, programming
Steve Evans - Keyboards, guitars, vocals, programming
Ian Simmons - Lead and acoustic guitars, vocals, programming
Lisa Fury (Karnataka) - Vocals
   With
Troy Donockley (Nightwish) - Uilleann pipe
Enrico Pinna (Karnataka) - Guitar

Description/Reviews
The idea behind the project was to do something progressive incorporating strong rhythmic elements, world music and Celtic influence. ... Lovers of Magenta, Karnataka,Mostly Autumn, Rob Reed etc and all subsidiaries thereof may well fall in love with Chasing The Monsoon. The bloodlines are there so to speak.
Read the full review at theprogmeister.com 

Media/Samples 
Samples

Links:
Web page
Facebook

Pangaea "VESPR"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Technical Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. Survivor's Guilt
2. Denial
3. Eighteen Nights
4. A Gateway to Nothing
5. Seen in Parallel
6. Black Tower
7. Acceptance
8. The VESPR Session

Line-up
Michael Dionne - Vocals
Trae Titus - Guitar
Evan Webster - Guitar
Spencer Fox - Bass
Michael DeMarco - Drums

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Facebook

Tides From Nebula "From Voodoo to Zen"


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

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

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives

Cellar Noise "Nautilus"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelAMS Records - AMS310CD
FormatCD, digital
Release date: September 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Creator
2. Our Last Dance
3. Nautilus
4. Under My Command
5. Leeches
6. Her
7. Omega
8. Relics

Line-up
Eric Bersan - drums
Loris Bersan - bass, classical guitar
Niccolò Gallani - keyboards
Francesco Lovari - vocals
Alessandro Palmisano - guitars
   With
Laura Meade (Izz) - vocals (6)

Description/Reviews
Cellar Noise have almost completely abandoned the strong '70s reminiscences of their previous work by turning their sight to the present and exploring the modern sound of current productions, leading us towards heavy-prog territories ("Leeches") several times, leaving space to melancholic and dreamy atmospheres ("Her") and even indulging in some pop incursions ("Nautilus"): all these elements come together harmoniously in the 12 minutes of the manifesto-song "Omega".

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Kaprekar's Constant "Depth Of Field"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelTalking Elephant Records - TECD434
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 20, 2019 (CD, digital)
Tracklist
01. Rosherville Part I (10:34)
02. Holywell Street (4:38)
03. Ghost Planes (10:48)
04. The Nightwatchman (6:10)
05. White Star Sunrise (23:43)
06. Rosherville Part II (9:37)
07. Depth of Field (2:09)

Total Time – 67:39

Line-up
Al Nicholson – Guitars, Piano, Keyboards, Mandolin
Nick Jefferson – Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Spoken Word
Mike Westergaard – Piano, Keyboards, Guitar, Backing Vocals
David Jackson (Van der Graaf Generator) – Saxophones, Flutes, Whistles
Bill Jefferson – Vocals, Backing Vocals
Dorie Jackson – Vocals, Backing Vocals
Mark Walker (Caravan) – Drums and Percussion
    With:
Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) - Spoken Word (6)

Description/Reviews
When they released Fate Outsmarts Desire in 2017 it came right out of left-field from a band that no-one had heard of, and that impressive debut made an instant impact with its story filled folk-tinged progressive rock music. Therefore, there is rather more anticipation from many fans for this follow-up.
Could this album continue and develop that early promise or was it just a flash in the pan?
Well, the short answer is that Kaprekar’s Constant have certainly succeeded with this outstanding album, which takes the blueprint from their first and significantly develops the quality of their composition and performance with increasing confidence. Comparisons with Big Big Train are inevitable, but that’s not a bad thing as there’s still room in the rather niche territory of progressive rock largely inspired by history for another skilled and inspired group of artists.
Read the full review by Leo Trimming at theprogressiveaspect.net

Media/Samples 
Rosherville Part 1 & 2 (at 49:50)
Holywell Street  (at 5:45)

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Klone "Le Grand Voyage"


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

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

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

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

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Proggnosis

The Cosmic Dead "Scottish Space Race"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Krautrock, Space Rock
Label: Riot Season Records - REPOSECD421/REPOSELP421
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. Portal (20:57)
2. Ursa Major (18:23)
3. Video Scottish Space Race (11:54)
4. The Grizzard (24:08)

Total Time 75:22

Line-up
Tommy Duffin - drums
Russell Andrew Gray - lap-steel synthesizer
Omar Aborida - bass
James T Mckay - guitar

Media/Samples 
Trailer
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Knight Area "D-Day"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelButler Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. New Horizon
2. Overlord
3. Blood On The Risers
4. The Landing
5. Omaha Beach
6. Remembrance
7. When I'll Be With You
8. Wings Of Time
9. March To Victory
10. Freedom For Everyone

Line-up
Jan Willem Ketelaers - lead vocals
Gerben Klazinga - keyboards
Mark Bogert - guitar
Pieter van Hoorn - drums
Peter Vink - bass

Media/Samples 
Blood on the Risers

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Blank Manuskript "Krásná Hora"


Country: Austria
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD
Release date: September 19, 2019
Tracklist
  1. Overture
  2. Foetus
  3. Achluphobia
  4. Pressure of Pride
  5. Shared Isolation
  6. Alone at the Institution
  7. Silent Departure
  8. The Last Journey
Line-up
Jakob Aistleitner – Saxophone, Flute, Electric Guitar, Glockenspiel, Percussion, Vocals
Peter Baxrainer – Electric Guitar, Accoustic Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Jakob Sigl – Drums, Percussion, Viola, Tape, Vocals
Dominik Wallner – Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Vocals
Alfons Wohlmuth – Electric Bass, Flute, Bottles, Vocals

Media/Samples 
Stream+interview 6:15-19:20, 23:10-42:20, 48:30-67:40, 75:55-87:50

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Retrospective "Latent Avidity"


Country: Poland
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelProgressive Promotion Records-PPRCD073
Format: CD, digital
Release dateSeptember 19, 2019 (Poland), September 272019 (World)
Tracklist
1. Intro 
2. Still There 
3. Loneliness 
4. The Seed Has Been Sown 
5. Stop For A While 
6. In The Middle Of The Forest 
7. Programmed Fear 
8. What will be next?

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

Media/Samples 

Still there 


Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Scarlet Stories "Necrologies"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 19, 2019
Tracklist
01 Prologue Scarlet Stories
02 The Tell - Tale Heart
03 Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers
04 The Gallows Tree Part I Lullaby
05 The Gallows Tree Part II The Price You Paid
06 The Gallows Tree Part III RIP
07 In Blood And Limbs And Gore And Clay
08 Dust
09 Craving
10 Nostalgia In A Closed Mind
11 Living, Breathing, Yesterday
12 Epilogue Necrologies

Line-up
Bram te Kamp – (acoustic) guitar
Lisette van den Berg - vocals
Carmen Raats – guitar
Tim Kuper - drums
Maarten Grimm – bass
Sophie Ansems - violin

Media/Samples 
Vingt Mille Lieues Sous Les Mers

Links:
Web page
Facebook

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Forest Field "Seasons"


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

Total Time 63:04

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

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Proggnosis

Monday, September 16, 2019

Psychic Equalizer "The Sixth Extinction"


Country: Spain
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 16, 2019
Tracklist
1. Lonely Soul (6:42) 
2. The Sixth Extinction (5:12) 
3. Red List (1:23) 
4. Fly And Feel (4:14) 
5. Wilderness (I-VIII) (9:29) 
6. Wilderness (IX-XIII) (11:12) 
7. Prelude Opus 32 No 10 (5:33) 

Total Time 43:45
Line-up
Hugo Selles – piano, keyboards and percussion, handclapping
India Hooi – vocals and wind instruments, additional percussion, handclapping
Adrián Ubiaga – keyboards and backing vocals
Carlos Barragán – acoustic, classical and electric guitars, handclapping
Morten Skøtt – drums and percussion
   With
Camile Bialas - additional percussion
Juan Arce - handclapping
Camerata Coral de la Universidad de Cantabria, conducted by Raúl Suárez García and Hugo Selles - choir

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Proggnosis

Tanagra "Meridiem"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive/Power Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 26, 2019
Tracklist
1. Meridiem (11:35)
2. Sydria (4:00)
3. Etheric Alchemy (8:49)
4. Silent Chamber (7:52)
5. The Hidden Hand (10:14)
6. Across The Ancient Desert (7:39)
7. Witness (14:18)

Total Time 64:27

Line-up
Steven Soderberg: lead and rhythm guitars, additional lead and backing vocals (2, 6)
Christopher Stewart: drums and percussion
Erich Ulmer: bass guitar, additional lead and backing vocals (2, 6)
Tom Socia: lead and backing vocals
Josh Kay: lead and rhythm guitars
   With
Jefferey Rondeau: orchestral arrangements (1, 7)
Gil Assayas: piano solo (1)
Jake Rogers: vocals (6)
Skip vonKuske: cello (1, 4, 7)
Kyleen King: viola (4)

Description/Reviews
Playing a potent and varied form of symphonic prog/power metal, Tanagra have packed Meridiem to the gills with ideas, and it is without a doubt over-indulgent. But for the most part I mean this in the best way possible. Opening with the eleven and a half minute title track was a bold choice and clearly sets the tone for the listener. Filled with keys, strings, classical guitar, and solos, weaving through theme after theme, and even throwing a short black metal-esque instrumental passage in for good measure, the track demands that you immediately accept that more is more or leave the Hall. Perhaps the most interesting aspect of the track—and the album in general—is that the vocals take the opposite approach. Singer Tom Socia uses middle and lower ranges (think Falconer‘s Mathias Blad and in some spots David Gold) in a very restrained performance, and it works wonderfully, allowing the excess of the music to succeed without throwing the typical squeezed balls power vocals into the mix.
Read the full review by  Holdeneye at angrymetalguy.com

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Facebook

Dead Venus "Bird Of Paradise"


Country: Switzerland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Non Stop Music Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 13, 2019
Tracklist
1. Latitudinarian (1:54)
2. Bird Of Paradise (6:11)
3. Kiss Of The Muse (7:19)
4. Dark Sea (3:27)
5. Human Nature (6:31)
6. Valediction (2:30)
7. The Beauty (8:51)
8. Redemptionless (4:01)
9. Dear God (4:31)
10. Sirens Call (4:18)
11. Alone (3:55)
12. The Flying Soul (1:40)

Total Time 55:08

Line-up
Seraina Telli - lead and backing vocals, piano, keyboard, acoustic guitar
Andre Gärtner - bass, backing vocals, synth programming (5)
Mike Malloth - drums, percussion, backing vocals, synth programming (8)

Media/Samples 
Teaser
Bird of Paradise

Links:
Web page
Facebook