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Friday, October 9, 2020

Ozric Tentacles "Space For The Earth"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Space Rock
LabelKscope
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 9, 2020
Tracklist
1. Stripey Clouds (6:37)
2. Blooperdome (5:43)
3. Humboldt Currant (full version) (8:58)
4. Popscape (4:51)
5. Climbing Plants (7:05)
6. Space For The Earth (7:36)
7. Harmonic Steps (6:35)

Total Time 47:25

Line-up
Ed Wynne - guitars, bass, synths
Silas Wynne - synths
Balázs Szende - drums
  With
Paul Hankin - percussion
Joie Hinton - synths
Nick Van Gelder - drums
Champignon - flute
Gracerooms - additional synth

Description/Reviews
The album ebbs and flows through blissed-out soundscapes featuring incendiary guitar solos, space grooves and ambient atmospheres. 
Media/Samples 
Humboldt Currant

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DGM "Tragic Separation"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelFrontiers Music Srl
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release dateOctober 9, 2020
Tracklist
1. Flesh and Blood (07:35)
2. Surrender (05:40)
3. Fate (05:46)
4. Hope (05:25)
5. Tragic Separation (07:37)
6. Stranded (05:35)
7. Land of Sorrow (05:04)
8. Silence (05:54)
9. Turn Back Time (05:45)
10. Curtain (02:19)

Total Time 56:40

Line-up
Simone Mularoni – guitars
Marco Basile – vocals
Andrea Arcangeli – bass
Fabio Costantino – drums
Emanuele Casali – keyboards

Media/Samples 
Flesh and Blood

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Enslaved "Utgard"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Progressive Extreme Metal
LabelNuclear Blast
Format: CD, digital, vinyl, cassette
Release dateOctober 2, 2020
Tracklist
1. Fires In The Dark
2. Jettegryta
3. Sequence
4. Homebound
5. Utgarđr
6. Urjotun
7. Flight Of Thought And Memory
8. Storms Of Utgard
9. Distant Seasons

Line-up
Ivar Bjørnson
Grutle Kjellson
Ice Dale
Håkon Vinje
Iver Sandøy

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Bandcamp

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Kraan "Sandglass"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: Bassball Recordings, 36music
Format: digital, vinyl
Release date: October 2, 2020
Tracklist
1. Sandglass (4:19)
2. Funky Blue (2:47)
3. Solitude (4:01)
4. Gleis 10 (4:58)
5. Pick Peat (5:44)
6. Path (4:35)
7. Schöner wird's nicht (2:20)
8. Das Meer (2:38)  (not on vinyl)
9. Hallo Kante (4:57)
10. Moonshine On Sunflowers (3:10)  (not on vinyl)
11. Budenzauber (4:02)  (not on vinyl)
12. Rescue (3:12)
13. Hippie Jam (3:12)

Total Time 49:55

Line-up
Peter Wolbrandt: Guitars, synths, vocals
Jan Fride: Drums, percussion
Hellmut Hattler: Basses, vocals
   With
Martin Kasper: Keys (1, 3, 6, 13), supporting vocals (3, 6)
Shirley Fischer: Flute (1)
Joo Kraus: Horn section and Wurlitzer piano (5)
Juergen Schlachter: Tambourine (3)

Media/Samples 
Samples

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Pymlico "On This Day"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
LabelApollon Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release dateOctober 2, 2020
Tracklist
1. Heliotrope (4:36)
2. Time-turner (4:58)
3. Survival Guide (6:12)
4. Real People (6:34)
5. Partners In Crime (5:20)
6. Jump Start (4:48)
7. Sidemen Inc. (5:27)
8. Solex Agitator (6:59)

Total Time 44:54

Line-up
Øyvind Brøter: Keyboards
Stephan Hvinden: Guitars
Andreas Sjo Engen: Guitars
Arild Brøter: Drums & keyboards
Oda Rydning: Percussion
Robin Havem Løvøy: Saxophones
   With
Magnus Tveten (Local Store / the Harvey Steel show): Bass 
Gunnar Utby (Tammatoys): Bass 
Stian Engen (Posterboys): Bass 
Kristian Hultgren (Wobbler): Bass 
Håkon Rasmussen (Monica Ifejilika): Bass 
Are Nerland (Nellys Crush): Bass 

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Robert Svilpa "To Sleep Perchance to Dream"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 30, 2020
Tracklist
1. Foucault's Pendulum (Part 1) (7:37)
2. Dreamscape Suite - Level 1 (10:20)
3. Doing Intellectual Battle with the Colossus (4:52)
4. Hypnotic / Ashes for Tears (11:13)
5. Dreamscape Suite - Level 2 (3:29)
6. Pareidolia (8:35)
7. Foucault's Pendulum (Part 2) (15:55)
8. Abaddon (Daemon of the Desert Sands) (8:41)
9. In Memory of... (6:06)
10. Dreamscape - Level 3 (Parts I to IV) (9:42)
11. Foucault's Pendulum (Part 3) (5:35)
12. PostScript - Denouement (7:49)

Total Time 99:54

Line-up
Robert Svilpa - guitars and other stringed instruments, keyboards, bass guitar, vocals, drums (2)
   With
Thomas Lang - drums/percussion (1, 4, 7)
Andy Edwards (IQ, Frost*, Cyan, Ezra, Magenta) - drums & percussion (6, 10, 12)
John Jowitt (Arena, Frost*, IQ, Jadis) - bass guitar (6, 10, 12)
Jimmy Keegan (Spock's Beard, Pattern-Seeking Animals) - drums & percussion (3, 9)
Jeffrey McCormack - drums & percussion (8, 11)
Marc Miller (Yezda Urfa) - bass guitars, Chapman Stick

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Profuna Ocean "Continuation" EP


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 27, 2020
Tracklist
1. Black Train
2. Cc Song
3. I'm Glad You Survived
4. NRA
5. True Fear

Line-up
Raoul Potters - Vocals, Guitars
Rene Visser - Keyboards, Synthesizers
Arjan Visser - Bass Guitar
Fred den Hartog - Drums

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Friday, September 25, 2020

The Ocean "Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelMetal Blade Records (CD, digital), Pelagic Records (vinyl)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. Triassic
2. Jurassic | Cretaceous
3. Palaeocene
4. Eocene
5. Oligocene
6. Miocene | Pliocene
7. Pleistocene
8. Holocene

Line-up
Robin Staps - Guitars
Loïc Rossetti - Vocals
Paul Seidel - Drums
Mattias Hägerstrand - Bass
Peter Voigtmann - Keyboards
David Ramis Åhfeldt - Guitars
   With
Jonas Renkse (Katatonia) - Vocals

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Bandcamp

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Fish "Weltschmerz"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Art Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl, Blu-Ray
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
Disc 1:
1. Grace of God (8:19)
2. Man with a Stick (6:27)
3. Walking on Eggshells (7:18)
4. This Party's Over (4:22)
5. Rose of Damascus (15:45)

Total CD1 Time 42:12

Disc 2:
1. Garden of Remembrance (6:07)
2. C Song (The Trondheim Waltz) (4:41)
3. Little Man What Now? (10:54)
4. Waverley Steps (End of the Line) (13:45)
5. Weltschmerz (6:51)

Total CD2 Time 42:18

Line-up
Fish (Marillion) - vocals
Steve Vantsis - bass, keyboards, guitars, programming
Robin Boult - guitar
John Mitchell (Lonely Robot, Frost*, Arena, Kino) - guitar
Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, Pendragon, Lonely Robot) - drums
Dave Stewart - drums
David Jackson (VDGG) - saxophone
Liam Homes - keyboards
Foss Paterson - keyboards
Doris Brendel - backing vocals
Mikey Owers - brass
Scottish Chamber Orchestra - strings

Media/Samples 
Man With A Stick
Garden of Remembrance
Little Man What Now?
Waverley Steps
Weltschmerz

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Obsidian Kingdom "Meat Machine"


Country: Spain
Genre(s)Experimental Progressive Alternative Metal
LabelSeason of Mist
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date:  September 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Edge (3:58)
2. The Pump (4:24)
3. Mr Pan (5:38)
4. Naked Politics (4:21)
5. Flesh World (6:15)
6. Meat Star (4:41)
7. Spanker (4:19)
8. Vogue (3:42)
9. Womb Of Wire (5:17)
10. A Foe (5:26)

Total Time 48:01

Line-up
Rider G Omega: Guitars, Vocals
Ojete Mordaza II: Drums
Om Rex Orale: Bass
Eaten Roll I: Guitars and vocals
Jade Riot Cul: Keyboards and synths

Description/Reviews
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM is devoted to exploring the boundaries of Rock music. The Barcelonan band defies classification to this very day, drawing equally on progressive rock, post-metal, alternative and electronic music. However hard to pigeonhole, it remains consistent with delivering exciting content that never fails to surprise the audience.
‘Meat Machine’ is a frantic attempt at self-discovery, through a head-first plunge into the anxiety derived from sexual frustration, the absurd of reality and the inherent cruelty of a mechanized world. It is an emotional roller-coaster featuring an abrasive and overwhelming sound that draws equally from noise and art rock, post metal and late 90s alternative music.

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Meat Star
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Djabe "The Magic Stag"


Country: Hungary
Genre(s): Jazz-Rock, Fusion
LabelEsoteric Antenna - EANTCD21085
Format: CD+DVD
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
CD
1. The beginning of legends
2. The magic stag
3. The power of wings
4. Down by the lake side
5. Far away
6. Unseen sense
7. Soaring hills
8. Two little snowflakes
9. A true hope
10. Rising horizon
11. Uncertain time

DVD
high resolution 96 khz / 24-bit 5.1 surround sound & stereo mixes
1. The beginning of legends (5.1 surround sound mix)
2. The magic stag (5.1 surround sound mix)
3. The power of wings (5.1 surround sound mix)
4. Down by the lake side (5.1 surround sound mix)
5. Far away (5.1 surround sound mix)
6. Unseen sense (5.1 surround sound mix)
7. Soaring hills (5.1 surround sound mix)
8. Two little snowflakes (5.1 surround sound mix)
9. A true hope (5.1 surround sound mix)
10. Rising horizon (5.1 surround sound mix)
11. Uncertain time (5.1 surround sound mix)

video extras
1. Bubble dream (live in washington d.c.)
2. Deep lights (live in washington d.c.)
3. Witchi tai to (live in lviv, ukraine)
4. The lost card (live in lviv, ukraine)
5. Gallop (with steve hackett) (live in budapest)
6. Coffee break (live in budapest)
7. The power of wings (with steve hackett) (live in budapest)
8. Lava lamp – a quarantine video 2020
9. Imre égerházi documentary

Line-up
Tamás Barabás – bass guitar
Attila Égerházi – guitar, percussion
Áron Koós-Hutás – flugelhorn, trumpet
János Nagy – keyboards
Péter Kaszás – drums, vocal
   With
Steve Hackett (Genesis) – guitar, storytelling
Rob Townsend (Steve Hackett) – saxophone
Malik Mansurov – tar
Ferenc Muck – saxophone
László Szabó – sitar, guitar
Tibor Karvaly – violin
Sára Kovács – flute
Éva Kozma – koboz

Media/Samples 
Teaser

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Ayreon "Transitus"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock Opera
LabelMascot Label Group/Music Theories Recordings
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
CD 1:
1. Fatum Horrificum
   A) Graveyard
   B) 1884
   C) Daniel And Abby
   D) Fatum
   E) Why?!
   F) Guilty
2. Daniel's Descent Into Transitus
3. Listen To My Story
4. Two Worlds Now One
5. Talk Of The Town
6. Old Friend
7. Dumb Piece Of Rock
8. Get Out! Now!
9. Seven Days, Seven Nights

CD 2:
1. Condemned Without A Trial
2. Daniel's Funeral
3. Hopelessly Slipping Away
4. This Human Equation
5. Henry's Plot
6. Message From Beyond
7. Daniel's Vision
8. She Is Innocent
9. Lavinia's Confession
10. Inferno
11. Your Story Is Over!
12. Abby In Transitus
13. The Great Beyond

Line-up
Arjen Anthony Lucassen (The Gentle Storm, Stream of Passion, Ambeon, Guilt Machine, Star One)
    With
Juan van Emmerloot - drums
Joost van den Broek - Hammond, Steinway piano and Fender Rhodes piano
Tommy Karevik (Kamelot, Seventh Wonder) - vocals as Daniel
Cammie Gilbert (Oceans of Slumber) - vocals as Abby
Mike Mills (Toehider) - vocals as The Statue
Amanda Somerville - vocals as Lavinia
Paul Manzi (Arena) - vocals as Henry
Dianne van Giersbergen (Ex Libris) - vocals as The Soprano
Johanne James (Threshold, Kyrbgrinder) - vocals as  Abby's father Abraham
Simone Simons (Epica) - vocals as The Angel Of Death
Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) - vocals as Daniel's Father
Marcela Bovio (Elfonia, The Gentle Storm, Stream of Passion, VUUR) - vocals as Fury
Caroline Westendorp (The Charm The Fury) - vocals as Fury
Tom Baker - narration as The Storyteller
Thomas Cochrane - trumpet and trombone
Jeroen Goossens - woodwind instruments
Alex Thyssen - French horn
Patty Gurdy - hurdy gurdy
Joe Satriani  - guitar solo
Marty Friedman (Megadeth) - guitar solo
Marjan Welman
Lisette van den Berg
Hellscore Choir  conducted by Noa Gruman
other performers are not known at this moment

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Bandcamp

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Days Between Stations "Giants"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 21, 2020
Tracklist
1. Spark (16:54)
2. Witness The End Of The World (3:56)
3. Another Day (9:38)
4. Goes By Gravity (4:51)
5. Giants (12:58)
6. The Gathering (4:09)
7. The Common Thread (7:47)

Total Time 60:13

Line-up
Sepand Samzadeh - guitars
Oscar Fuentes - keyboards
   With
Billy Sherwood (Circa:, Conspiracy, Yes) - drums, vocals, bass
Colin Moulding (XTC) - vocals  (4)
Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd, Steve Hackett, Dave Kerzner) - vocals (2)

Media/Samples 
EPK
Samples
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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Poor Genetic Material "Here Now"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelQuiXote Music 
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 19, 2020
Tracklist
1. Here Now
2. Serendipity
3. The Waiting Game
4. Note From My Younger Self
5. The Garden
6. This Place

Line-up
Philip Griffiths (Alias Eye) - Lead & backing vocals
Martin Griffiths (Beggar's Opera) - Lead vocals (5)
Stefan Glomb (Autumnal Blossom) - Guitars
Philipp Jaehne (Autumnal Blossom) - Keyboards
Pia Darmstaedter (Autumnal Blossom) - Flute
Dennis Sturm - Bass
Dominik Steinbacher - Drums & backing vocals

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Note From My Younger Self
The Garden (extract)

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Gazpacho "Fireworker"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Kscope
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 18 , 2020
Tracklist
1. Space Cowboy (19:41)
2. Hourglass (4:15)
3. Fireworker (4:41)
4. Antique (6:24)
5. Sapien (15:22)

Total Time 50:23

Line-up
Jan Henrik Ohme - Vocals
Thomas Alexander Andersen - Keyboards
Jon Arne Vilbo - Guitars
Mikael Krømer - Violin and Mandolin
Kristian "Fido" Torp - Bass
Lars Erik Asp - Drums and percussion

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Fireworker

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Derek Sherinian "The Phoenix"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Fusion
LabelInsideOut
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 18, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Phoenix (5:24)
2. Empyrean Sky (3:56)
3. Clouds Of Ganymede (6:02)
4. Dragonfly (3:46)
5. Temple Of Helios (6:01)
6. Them Changes (5:28)
7. Octopus Pedigree (5:04)
8. Pesadelo (6:55)

Total Time 42:36

Line-up
Derek Sherinian  (Planet X, Sons of Apollo, Dream Theater) - keyboards
Simon Phillips - drums
Tony Franklin - bass
Jimmy Johnson - bass
Billy Sheehan (Sons Of Apollo) - bass
Joe Bonamassa - guitar
Zakk Wylde - guitar
Steve Vai - guitar
Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal (Sons Of Apollo) - guitar
Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth) - guitar

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Empyrean Sky

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Neal Morse "Sola Gratia"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 11, 2020
Tracklist
1. Preface
2. Overture
3. In The Name Of The Lord
4. Ballyhoo (The Chosen Ones)
5. March Of The Pharisees
6. Building A Wall
7. Sola Intermezzo
8. Overflow
9. Warmer Than The Sunshine
10. Never Change
11. Seemingly Sincere
12. The Light On The Road To Damascus
13. The Glory Of The Lord
14. Now I Can See/The Great Commission

Line-up
Neal Morse
Mike Portnoy
Randy George
Eric Gillette
Bill Hubauer
Gideon Klein

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In The Name Of The Lord

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The Progressive Souls Collective "Sonic Birth"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Metalville Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 11, 2020
Tracklist
1.   Metature
2.   Comfortable Darkness
3.   Killing True Beliefs
4.   Fractional Emotion
5.   A Formula For Happiness
6.   Inner Circle
7.   You And Me Alone
8.   Hurt
9.   Destiny Inc.
10. Mind Treasures
11. With Others

Line-up
Florian Zepf – Guitars, backing vocals, additional programming, additional percussions
Vladimir Lalic – Lead vocals, backing vocals
Conner Green (Haken) – Bass (except 6 & 10)
Derek Sherinian (Sons of Apollo, Dream Theater, Planet X, Black Country Communion) – Keyboards
Aquiles Priester (Angra, Tony MacAlpine, W.A.S.P.) – Drums
Kevin Moore (O.S.I., Chroma Key, Dream Theater) – Loops & programming (1, 2, 6, 7, 10)
Luis Conte (Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Julian Lennon, Madonna) – Percussions (3, 7)
Megan Burtt – Lead vocals (7)
Joe di Fiore –  Horns (8), clarinette & oboe (7)
Isaac Alderson – Uillean pipes and flutes (7)
Kevin Buckley – Fiddle (7)
Eileen Gannon – Harp (7)
Leon van Egmond – Harmonica (1)
Maria Grigoryeva – Violins and violas (1, 4, 9, 11)
Svetlova Elena Alexandrovna – Cello (1, 4, 9, 11)

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Killing True Beliefs (Snippet)
A Formula For Happiness (Snippet)

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Friday, September 4, 2020

Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly "Alone Together"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label:  InsideOut
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 4, 2020
Tracklist
1. Traveler
2. Happy Somewhere in Between
3. Clean as a Whistle
4. Alone Together
5. From Afar
6. On the Shoulders of Giants
7. Grove Thoughts (Bonus Track)
8. Shoulder Variations (Bonus Track)

Line-up
Rikard Sjöblom (Beardfish, BBT): Vocals, guitars, keyboards
Petter Diamant: Drums
Rasmus Diamant: Bass

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Happy Somewhere In Between

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Oceans Of Slumber "Oceans Of Slumber"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Century Media
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release dateSeptember 4, 2020
Tracklist
1. Soundtrack To My Last Day
2. Pray For Fire
3. A Return To The Earth Below
4. Imperfect Divinity
5.  The Adorned Fathomless Creation
6. To The Sea
7. The Colors of Grace
8. I Mourn These Yellow Leaves
9. September (Those Who Come Before)
10. Total Failure Apparatus
11.The Red Flower
12. Wolf Moon

Line-up
Cammie Gilbert – Vocals
Jessie Santos – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Alexander Lucian - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Semir Ozerkan - Bass Guitar
Dobber Beverly - Drums, Piano/Synths
Mat Aleman - Keyboard

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A Return To The Earth Below 

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Toehider "I LIKE IT!"


Country: Australia
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Metal
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 4, 2020
Tracklist
1. GO FULL BORE!
2. wellgivit
3. Rancorous Heart
4. Moon and Moron
5. Concerning Lix & Fairs
6. The Ultimate Exalter
7. Died of Dancing
8. Bats Aren't Birds
9. The Guy That No-One Really Knows
10. He's There... And Then He Does THAT
11. How Much For That Dragon Tooth?
12. I LIKE IT!

Line-up
Mike Mills - everything
    except
Jeremy Diffey - saxophone solo

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Bandcamp

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Lee Abraham "Harmony/Synchronicity"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: F2
Format: CD
Release date: September 4, 2020
Tracklist
1. The World is Falling Down
2. Stay
3. Hearing the Call
4. Misguided Pt2
5. Never Say Never
6. Rise Again
7. Harmony/Synchronicity

Line-up
Lee Abraham (Galahad): guitars, keyboards, bass, piano
  With
Gerald Mulligan (Credo): drums
Marc Atkinson (Riversea, Nine Stones Close, Mandalaband): vocals
Stu Nicholson (Galahad): vocals
Mark Spencer (Galahad): vocals
Simon Godfrey (Valdez, Tinyfish): vocals
Peter Jones (Tiger Moth Tales, Camel): vocals

Media/Samples
Sampler

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

OAK Oscillazioni Alchemico Kreative "Nine witches under a walnut tree"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Goodfellas
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: September 1, 2020 (digital), September 9, 2020 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Chlodswinda (6:12)
2. Gioconna (3:49)
3. Dame Harvillers (5:10)
4. Janet Boyman (3:32)
5. Franchetta Borelli (6:25)
6. Polissena (4:41)
7. Donna Prudentia (5:27)
8. Nadira (5:30)
9. Rebecca Lemp (6:02)

Total Time 46:48

Line-up
Jerry Cutillo: All instruments and vocals
   except:
Jonathan Noyce: Bass (1, 2, 3, 5-9)
David Jackson (VDGG): Sax (7)
Daniele Fuligni: Grand Piano (3)
Tetyana Shyshnyak: Soprano & backing vocals (2-9)
Cristiana De Bonis: Vocalisms & backing vocals (8-9)
Gerlinde Roth: Spoken word (9)
Marta Perozzi: Backing vocals (1)
Eclisse di Luna: Backing vocals (9)

Media/Samples 
Stream

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CODE 18 "Human Error!"


Country: Canada
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelUnicorn Digital - UNCR 5097
FormatCD, digital
Release dateSeptember 1, 2020
Tracklist
01 - Crystal of Time
02 - Underlude I
03 - Waste
04 - Underlude II
05 - They Took It All
06 - The March
07 - River of Blood
08 - Drought
09 - Underlude III
10 - Bed Time Story

Line-up
Johnny Maz (Huis) - keyboards
JF Rémillard - guitars
Bönz - bass and vocals
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Friday, August 28, 2020

Vanishing Point "Dead Elysium"


Country: Australia
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelOctane Records (Australia), AFM Records (Rest of World)
Format: CD, digital
Release dateAugust 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Dead Elysium (7:01)
2. Count Your Days (6:15)
3. To The Wolves (5:56)
4. Salvus (5:16)
5. The Fall (5:20)
6. Free (7:14)
7. Recreate The Impossible (5:57)
8. Shadow World (4:36)
9. The Healing (6:02)
10. The Ocean (6:00)

Total Time 59:37

Line-up
Silvio Massaro - Vocals
Chris Porcianko - Guitars, Vocals
James "Bushy" Maier - Guitars
Adrian Alimic - Bass
   With
Jennifer Borg - Vocals (7)

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Pain of Salvation "Panther"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s)Progressive Alternative Metal/Rock
LabelInsideOut
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Accelerator
2. Unfuture
3. Restless boy
4. Wait
5. Keen to a fault
6. Fur
7. Panther
8. Species
9. Icon

Line-up
Daniel Gildenlöw – lead vocals, lead guitar
Johan Hallgren – lead guitar, vocals
Léo Margarit – drums, vocals
Daniel Karlsson – keyboards, vocals
Gustaf Hielm – bass, vocals

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Accelerator
Restless boy
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Tim Bowness "Late Night Laments"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Art Rock
LabelInsideOut
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Northern Rain (4:49)
2. I'm Better Now (3:52)
3. Darkline (3:57)
4. We Caught The Light (3:56)
5. The Hit-man Who Missed (3:21)
6. Never A Place (4:41)
7. The Last Getaway (4:55)
8. Hidden Life (5:05)
9. One Last Call (4:15)

Total Time 38:50

Line-up
Tim Bowness (No-Man, Henry Fool)
   With
Kavus Torabi (Knifeworld)
Melanie Woods
Richard Barbieri
Colin Edwin
Tom Atherton
Evan Carson

Description/Reviews
Combining electronic soundscapes, acoustic instrumentation and unexpected rhythms, Late Night Laments is a tightly focused and emotionally charged entry in Bowness’s increasingly impressive solo catalogue.
 Contrasting with the sensuous beauty of the music, the frequently dark lyrical themes include meditations on generational divides, ideologically motivated violence, social exclusion, and a much-loved children’s author’s mental breakdown.
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I’m Better Now
Northern Rain

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Motorpsycho "The All Is One"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Psychedelic
LabelRune GrammofonStickman Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. The All Is One
2. The Same Old Rock (One Must Imagine Sisyphus Happy)
3. The Magpie
4. Delusion (The Reign Of Humbug)
5. N.O.X. 1 - Circles Around The Sun Part 1
6. N.O.X. 2 - Ouroboros (Strange Lopp)
7. N.O.X. 3 - Ascension
8. N.O.X. 4 - Night Of Pan
9. N.O.X. 1 - Circles Around The Sun Part 2
10. A Little Light
11. Dreams Of Fancy
12. The Dowser
13. Like Chrome

Line-up
Bent Sæther
Hans Magnus “Snah” Ryan
Tomas Järmyr
   With
Reine Fiske (Katatonia)
Lars Horntveth (Jaga Jazzist, Amgala Temple)
Ola Kvernberg (Steamdome)

Description/Reviews
At the center of this album is a long 5 part piece featuring some of the most radical stuff the band has done on record in a while, but if the prospect of a 42minute piece for ballet inspired by paintings, alchemy and the tarot seems too daunting, there is also a handful of losely related shorter songs to get into.
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Friday, August 21, 2020

The Tangent "Auto Reconnaissance"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 21, 2020
Tracklist
1. Life On Hold
2. Jinxed In Jersey
3. Under Your Spell
4. The Tower Of Babel
5. Lie Back & Think Of England
6. The Midas Touch
7. Proxima (Bonus track)

Line-up
Andy Tillison (Parallel or 90 Degrees) – Vocals, Keyboards
Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic) – Bass Guitar
Theo Travis (Soft Machine, Travis-Fripp) – Sax & Flute
Luke Machin (Maschine, Francis Dunnery Band) – Guitar
Steve Roberts (Magenta, Godsticks) – Drums

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Life On Hold
The Tower Of Babel

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Pyramid Theorem "Beyond The Exosphere"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release dateAugust 21, 2020
Tracklist
1. Beyond the Exosphere (17:52)
             i. ascension
             ii. planetary transit
             iii. regenesis
             iv. quantum leap
2. Under Control (4:47)
3. Freedom (4:40)
4. Closer to the End (7:06)
5. Intonate (6:47)

Total Time 41:12

Line-up
Christian Di Mambro - bass, vocals
Stephan Di Mambro - keyboards, guitar, vocals
Vito De Francesco - drums, percussion
Sam Ermellini - guitar, vocals

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Freedom
Closer to the End 

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

Built For the Future "Brave New World"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: August 20, 2020
Tracklist
1. Brave New World
2. Breathe
3. The Sheltering Sky
4. Zenith
5. City of the Sun
6. Azimuth
7. Distant Land
8. Line of Sight

Line-up
Patric Farrell: Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Drums Programming, Vocals
Kenny Bissett: Lead Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
David Peña: Guitars, Synths, Atmospheres

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Monday, August 17, 2020

Moon Machine "Moon Machine"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release dateAugust 17, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Cave
2. Reckoning
3. Demon:05
4. Left to Wander
5. Post Upgrade - Instatement
6. Post Upgrade - Discovery & Grief
7. Post Upgrade - Requiem

Line-up
Eric Hochwald - Vocals, guitars, bass
Jon Sirota - Keyboards
Angel Castillo - Drums

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Friday, August 14, 2020

ESP Project "phenomena"


Country:  UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelSunn Creative -  SUNNC2002
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 14, 2020
Tracklist
1. First Flight
2. Before Saturn Turned Away
3. Telethesia
4. Fear of Flying
5. Living in the Sunrise
6. Sleeping Giants
7. Seven Billion Tiny Sparks

Line-up
Tony Lowe  (Cross & Fripp, Simon Townshend, Bram Stoker) - All instruments
Damien Child - Vocals (1-6)
Alison Fleming - Vocals (7)

Description/Reviews
‘phenomena’ has all the hallmarks of previous ESP albums with alluring melodies and stirring arrangements. Tony’s guitar and synth play haunting themes, weaving over symphonic rock at its most dramatic and uplifting, all interspersed with strange altering scenes and soundtracks that suggest dark and fascinating interiors to this music. ‘phenomena’ is rhythmic and captivating yet strong and hopeful in all the right places.
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Friday, August 7, 2020

Jaga Jazzist "Pyramid"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Instrumental Fusion, Electronica
LabelBrainfeeder - BFCD099
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: August 7, 2020
Tracklist
1. Tomita (13:46)
2. Spiral Era (8:08)
3. The Shrine (9:06)
4. Apex (8:08)

Total Time 39:08

Line-up
Lars Horntveth: Guitars, pedal steel guitar, clarinets, saxophones, keyboards, synthesizers, vibraphone, piano and programming
Marcus Forsgren: Electric guitar and vocals
Even Ormestad: Bass guitar
Line Horntveth: Tuba, alto horn, euphonium, flute and vocals
Erik Johannessen: Trombone and vocals
Martin Horntveth: Drums, percussion and programming
Øystein Moen: Synthesizers, clavinet and Hammond organ
Andreas Mjøs: Vibraphone and chef
   With
David Wallumrød: Pro Soloist (1)

Description/Reviews
Pyramid is an exciting new entry in Jaga Jazzist's discography – relentless in its exploration of a variety of styles that seem rooted in jazz but are not limited to the genre. It evokes a certain vibe that can certainly come off as retro-leaning, but at the same time, this is a band unafraid of innovation and forward-thinking.
Read the full review by Chris Ingalls at popmatters.com

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Good Tiger "Raised in a Doomsday Cult"


Country: UK
Genre(s) Progressive Alternative Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: August 7, 2020
Tracklist
1. Kimbal (2:39)
2. Ghost Vomit (3:35)
3. Whatever Happened To Man's Best Friend (4:16)
4. 1252 (4:09)
5. Young Speak (3:40)
6. Redshift (4:42)
7. Animal Mother (2:51)
8. Sunthrower Flower (3:54)
9. GoGo Yubari (3:23)
10. Grow.Smile.Accept
11. If You Weren't My Son I'd Hug You

Line-up
Joaquin Ardiles
Elliot Coleman
Derya Nagle
Morgan Sinclair
   With
JP Bouvet - Drums

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Monday, August 3, 2020

bArtMan "Crisis"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: August 3, 2020
Tracklist
1. Fraud (4:27)
2. Apology (4:27)
3. A New Chance (4:13)
4. Regret (3:35)
5. Dark Thoughts (4:09)
6. The Dream (4:07)
7. Awaken (3:22)
8. I. Crisis (Fear) (5:28)
9. II. Crisis (Fight) (5:08)
10. III. Crisis (Hope) (3:29)
11. New Beginning (4:02)
12. The Last Temptation (6:44)

Total Time 53:11

Line-up
Torsten Bartkowiak - Everything

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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Lighthouse Sparrows "The Deep End"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Samsara Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: August 1, 2020
Tracklist
1. Gravest Danger (06:17)
2. Scales (07:00)
3. Shallow End (04:46)
4. Deep End (04:58)
5. Gravity (07:12)

Total Time 30:13

Line-up
Sami Sarhamaa - guitar, bass, vocals, additional keys
Olli Huhtanen - vocals, keys
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Miri Miettinen - drums
Trio Tingo - backing vocals

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Shallow End

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