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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Marco Ragni "If"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, Psychedelic
FormatCD, digital
Release date: November 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Everything Will Be Fine
2. Captain Spiders
3. If I Could Tell You
4. Engulfed in Flames
5. Carnival of Ghosts
6. Ominous
7. Kingdom Fails
8. Awakened Creatures
9. Every Wall Is a Door (instrumental bonus track)

Line-up
Marco Ragni: Acoustic guitar, keyboards, bass, soundscapes.
Bjørn Riss (Airbag): Lead guitar
Altin Gjoni: Electric guitar
Fabio Ramirez: Bass
Maurizio Antonini: drums

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Teaser

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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Mark Kelly’s Marathon "Mark Kelly’s Marathon"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format:  CD, vinyl, CD+DVD, digital
Release date: November 27, 2020
Tracklist
  1. Amelia
  2. When I Fell  
  3. This Time 
  4. Puppets   
  5. Twenty Fifty One
Line-up
Mark Kelly (Marillion) - Keyboards
Henry Rogers (Final Conflict, Touchstone, Edison's Children) - Drums
Conal Kelly - Guitar, Bass & Backing Vocals
Oliver M Smith - Vocals & Percussion
Pete “Woody” Wood - Guitar
John Cordy  - Guitar

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Amelia

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Meadows "Modern Emotions"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Freya Records
Format: vinyl, vinyl+CD, digital
Release date: November 27, 2020
Tracklist
1. Dance With The Corpse Bride
2. Modern Emotions
3. Nostalgia
4. Rebecca
5. Powerture
6. Good Times
7. The Void
8. The Brave

Line-up
Daniel van der Weijde (Silhouette) - guitars, synths, drum programming
Jurjen Bergsma - bass guitar
Peter Meijer - vocals
    With
Erik Laan (Silhouette) - additional piano (1, 8)
Sophie Zaaijer - violin  (1, 4, 8)
Ruud Jolie (Within Temptation) - guitar solo (6)
Richard Henshall (Haken) - guitar solo (8)

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

Witchwood "Before the Winter"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Hard Rock, Retro Prog
LabelJolly Roger Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 20, 2020
Tracklist
  1. Anthem for a child
  2. A taste of winter
  3. Feelin'
  4. A crimson moon
  5. Hesperus
  6. No reason to cry
  7. Nasrid
  8. Crazy little lover
  9. Slow colours of shade
  10. Child star (lp bonus track)
Line-up
Riccardo "Ricky" Dal Pane - Vocals, guitars, mandolin & percussion
Andrea "Andy" Palli - Drums & percussion
Stefano "Steve" Olivi - Hammond, piano, synth, Mellotron, Fender Rhodes
Luca Celotti - Bass
Samuele "Sam" Tesori - Flute, harmonica
Antonino "Woody" Stella - Guitars, backing vocals
   With
Diego Banchero - Fretless bass (4, 7)
Natascia Placci - Soprano (7, 9)
Jenifer Vargas - Soul vocals & backing vocals (4, 5, 8)

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A Taste of Winter

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Saturday, November 14, 2020

Pyramaze "Epitaph"


Country: Denmark
Genre(s)Progressive Power Metal
LabelAFM Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 13, 2020
Tracklist
01 Epitaph
02 A Stroke Of Magic
03 Steal My Crown
04 Knights In Shining Armour
05 Bird Of Prey
06 Your Last Call
07 Particle
08 Indestructible
09 Transcendence (Feat. Brittney Slayes)
10 Final Hour
11 World Foregone
12 The Time Traveller

Line-up
Terje Harøy - Vocals
Jacob Hansen - Guitars, Bass
Jonah Weingarten - Keyboards
Toke Skjønnemand - Guitars
Morten Gade Sørensen - Drums
     With
Brittney Slayes (Unleash the Archers) - Vocals (9)
Matt Barlow - Vocals (12)
Lance King - Vocals (12)

Media/Samples 
A Stroke Of Magic

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Lunatic Soul "Through Shaded Woods"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Atmospheric Progressive Rock, Folk
LabelKscope
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 13, 2020
Tracklist
1. Navvie (4:03)
2. The Passage (8:57)
3. Through Shaded Woods (5:51)
4. Oblivion (5:03)
5. Summoning Dance (9:52)
6. The Fountain (6:04)

Total Time 39:50

Special Ltd Edition Bonus CD:
1. Vyraj (5:32)
2. Hylophobia (3:20)
3. Transition II (27:45)

Total Time 36:37

Line-up
Mariusz Duda (Riverside) - vocals, instruments

Description/Reviews
On album number seven Duda extends his musical explorations to include dark Scandinavian and Slavic folk referencing bands like Heilung or Wardruna. Through Shaded Woods is completely devoid of electronics and is the first album in Duda’s discography, on which he plays all instruments. 
Mariusz Duda appears to have put the personal darkness that inspired his previous albums behind him, as more optimistic elements shine through in his new music. The album becoming musically "brighter" as it progresses – from the atmospheric introduction of "Navvie" through to the title track, which leads the listener to a melodious, trance like "Oblivion", echoing the style of Dead Can Dance.

Media/Samples
The Passage
Navvie
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Saturday, November 7, 2020

DarWin "Darwin 2: A Frozen War"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: November 6, 2020
Tracklist
1. Nightmare Of My Dreams
2. Future History
3. Eternal Life
4. A Frozen War
5. Another Year

Line-up
DarWin - guitars, string arrangements
Simon Phillips (Toto, The Who, Jeff Beck) - drums, percussion, keyboards
Matt Bissonette (Elton John, David Lee Roth, Ringo Starr) - vocals
Billy Sheehan (Sons of Apollo, Steve Vai, Winery Dogs) - bass
Guthrie Govan (Aristocrats, Asia, Hans Zimmer, Steven Wilson)- guitar
Derek Sherinian (Planet X, Sons of Apollo, Dream Theater) - keyboards
Greg Howe - guitar
Alex Sill - acoustic guitar
Jeff Babko - keyboards.
Peter Nickalls - string arrangements
Reykjavik String Quartet:
Violin:  Helga Thora Bjorgvinsdottir
Violin: Una Sveinbjarnardottir
Viola:  Thorunn Osk Marinosdottir
Cello:  Sigurdur Bjarki Gunnarsson

Media/Samples 
Nightmare Of My Dreams
Future History

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Fates Warning "Long Day Good Night"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
Label: Metal Blade Records
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: November 6, 2020
Tracklist
01. The Destination Onward
02. Shuttered World
03. Alone We Walk
04. Now Comes the Rain
05. The Way Home
06. Under the Sun
07. Scars
08. Begin Again
09. When Snow Falls
10. Liar
11. Glass Houses
12. The Longest Shadow of the Day
13. The Last Song

Total running time 72:22

Line-up
Ray Alder - vocals
Jim Matheos - guitar
Joey Vera - bass
Bobby Jarzombek - drums
Frank Aresti - guitar
   With
Mike Abdow - guitar solos
Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree/The Pineapple Thief) - drums (6, 9)

Description/Reviews
From opener "The Destination Onward", which is a dynamic romp that covers a lot of ground, to the warmer, more contemplative strains of "The Way Home" or the 11+ minutes of "The Longest Shadow Of The Day" that pushes in a number of directions without losing focus, they don't repeat themselves, always delivering the goods with heart.
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Bandcamp

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Saturday, October 31, 2020

The Flower Kings "Islands"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 30, 2020
Tracklist
Disc One (49:40)
1. Racing With Blinders On (4:24)
2. From The Ground (4:02)
3. Black Swan (5:53)
4. Morning News (4:01)
5. Broken (6:38)
6. Goodbye Outrage (2:19)
7. Journeyman (1:43)
8. Tangerine (3:51)
9. Solaris (9:10)
10. Heart Of The Valley (4:18)
11. Man In A Two Peace Suit (3:21)

Disc Two (43:01)
1. All I Need Is Love (5:48)
2. A New Species (5:45)
3. Northern Lights (5:43)
4. Hidden Angles (0:50)
5. Serpentine (3:52)
6. Looking For Answers (4:30)
7. Telescope (4:41)
8. Fool’s Gold (3:11)
9. Between Hope & Fear (4:29)
10. Islands (4:12)

Line-up
Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, Kaipa, The Sea Within) - Vocal, Ukulele, Guitars, Additional Keyboards
Hasse Fröberg - Vocal & Acoustic Guitar
Jonas Reingold (Karmakanic, The Tangent, Kaipa, Steve Hackett) - Bass, Acoustic Guitar
Zach Kamins (An Endless Sporadic) - Pianos, Organ, Synthesizers, Mellotron, Orchestrations
Mirko DeMaio (Mind Key) - Drums, Percussion
   With:
Rob Townsend (Steve Hackett) - Soprano Saxophone

Media/Samples 
From The Ground

Scardust "Strangers"


Country: Israel
Genre(s): Progressive Metal 
Label: M-Theory Audio
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 30, 2020
Tracklist
01. Overture for the Estranged
02. Break The Ice
03. Tantibus II
04. Stranger
05. Concrete Cages
06. Over
07. Under
08. Huts
09. Gone
10. Addicted
11. Mist

Line-up
Noa Gruman - lead vocals
Yoav Weinberg - drums
Yadin Moyal - guitars
Yanai Avnet - bass
Itai Portugaly - keyboards
   With
Hellscore - choir
Patty Gurdy (5)

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Tantibus II

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Zirp "Circle Divine"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Prog Folk
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 23, 2020
Tracklist
1. 5-4 (4:34) 
2. Bourrée Inkarnation (3:39) 
3. Circle Divine (7:17) 
4. Kaleidoskop (3:21) 
5. Zirpelloise (3:59) 
6. Mosaic (6:28) 
7. Seven Flow (3:25) 
8. Odd Bourrée (5:06) 
9. Moon Mazurka (4:51) 
10. Uhrovec (8:25) 
11. Low Lights (5:33) 

Total Time 56:38

Line-up
Stefan Groth - hurdy-gurdy, flute
Olaf Peters - guitar, cister
Florian Kolditz - double bass, bass
Florian Fügemann - drums

Media/Samples
18 min sampler


Mageia "Mageia"


Country: Austria
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Lion Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 23, 2020
Tracklist
1. Blood of Apophis
2. My Mirror
3. The Rose
4. Saturn Awake
5. Osiris
6. Jupiter Rising
7. No God

Line-up
Liza Kay: lead & backing vocals, synths
Milan Polak: acoustic & electric guitars, bass, backing vocals, synths & loops
Lars Eric Mattsson: sitar (3), electric guitar solo (4)
Kyles Hughes: drums (1, 6, 7)
Dennis Leeflang: drums (2, 4, 5)
Jeff Neal: drums (3)

Media/Samples 
Saturn Awake
Spotify

Third Planet "T-0"



Country: Hungary
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 16, 2020
Tracklist
1. Raingame (4:40)
2. Dancing Queens (4:50)
3. Blue Moon Vale (4:17)
4. Another World (3:39)
5. Eyes Wide Open (7:02)
6. Rozsabors (4:31)
7. On My Way (4:11)
8. Take It On (4:07)
9. Where The Life Begins (6:08)
10. Weaker (4:05)

Total Time 47:30

Line-up
Kornél Bernáth - main vocals, bass, synths
Máté Szigeti - guitars, vocals, synths
Nikosz Tasos - drums
Kristóf Mihályfi - bass, vocals
   With
Ágnes Nagy - vocals
Mihály Kristóf - synths


Media/Samples
Deezer
Spotify
Yandex
Another World
Rózsabors

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Celestial Burst "The Maze"



Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 23, 2020
Tracklist
1. Obedience (6:25) 
2. The Maze (8:33) 
3. First Flight (7:56) 
4. The Place Where I'm Supposed To Be (6:03) 
5. Anna (5:26) 
6. The Maze (feat. Anneke Van Gierbergen) (8:33) 

Total Time 42:56

Line-up
Kenza Laala - Vocals
Alexis Lustenberger - Guitars
Margaux Serret - Guitars 
Sébastien Tibackx - Bass 
Xavier Richard - Drums 
   With
Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend, Ayreon, The Gentle Storm, VUUR) - Vocals (6)

Media/Samples
spotify
 
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Krzysztof Lepiarczyk "Album pieśni"


Country: Poland
Genre(s)Art Rock
LabelLYNX Music (LM 190 CD)
FormatCD
Release date: October 27, 2020
Tracklist
1. W zimowej nocy
2. Dałem ci moc
3. Tym którzy smutni... rozłączenie
4. Preludyum
5. Mgławice/Nieśmiertelni
6. Nie mów
7. Daremne żale
8. Ból zasnął

Line-up
Krzysztof Lepiarczyk (Loonypark, Padre, Nemezis, Metus) - keyboards
Jerzy Antczak (Albion, Georgius) - guitars
Grzegorz Bauer (Millenium, Metus) - drums
Marek Smelkowski (Padre, Liquid Shadows, Millenium) - vocals
Piotr Lipka (Loonypark) - bass

Media/Samples 
Preludyum

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John Hackett "The Piper Plays His Tune"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: Hacktrax
Format: CD
Release date: November 18, 2020
Tracklist
1. Masters Of My Past
2. Broken
3. In Love
4. Crying Shame
5. Broken Glass
6. Julia
7. Too Late For Dreamers
8. Clown
9. Loved By You
10. There You Go Again

Line-up
John Hackett - all instruments

Media/Samples
Trailer

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Rick Miller "Unstuck In Time"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Atmospheric Progressive Rock
LabelProgressive Promotion Records - PPRCD089 (CD)
FormatCD, digital
Release date: October 26, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Plague (12:20)
2. State of Emergency (5:13)
3. Covid Concerto (3:17)
4. Fateful Apparitions (7:12)
5. La Causa (3:38)
6. Lost Continuum (3:54)
7. In Sync with the System (6:01)
8. Broken Clocks (2:30)
9. Unstuck in Time (11:34)

Total Time 55:39

Line-up
Rick Miller: Vocals,  keyboards, Mellotron, guitar, bass
   With
Sarah Young: Flute
Mateusz Swoboda: Cello
Barry Haggarty: Guitar
Kane Miller: Guitar and violin
Will: Drums and Percussion

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Rain "Singularity"



Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: GEP
Format: CD
Release date: November 23, 2020
Tracklist
1. Devils Will Reign
2. Dandelion
3. Walk Away
4. The Magician
5. Singularity

Line-up
Rob Groucutt - Vocals, Keys, Guitar
Andy Edwards (IQ, Frost, Magenta, Cyan, Ezra) - Drums
John Jowitt (Arena, Caamora, arK, IQ, Frost, Jadis) - Bass
Mirron Webb - Vocals, Guitar

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Devils Will Reign

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Multi Story "CBF10"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: F2
Format: CD 
Release date: October 26, 2020
Tracklist
1. Signs And Traces
2. Sharp Recall
3. Celluloid Star
4. Freeway Army
5. Last Man Standing
6. Easy Rider
7. Firing All Six
8. Rebel Inside
9. CBF10

Line-up
Paul Ford - Vocals, Acoustic Guitars
Rob Wilsher - Keyboards, Programming
Aedan Neal - Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Jordan Neale - Drums, Percussion
Arnie Edwards - Bass

Media/Samples 
Signs And Traces
Celluloid Star (Taster)

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Millenium "The Sin"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Neo-Prog
Label: Lynx Music - LM188CDDG
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: October 26, 2020
Tracklist
1. Pride (6:03)
2. Lust (7:01)
3. Wrath (6:10)
4. Gluttony (4:38)
5. Sloth (8:33)
6. Greed (5:41)
7. Envy (10:08)

Total Time 48:14

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

Media/Samples 
Envy

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Soen "IMPERIAL"

Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Silver Lining Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: January 29, 2021
Tracklist
1. Lumerian
2. Deceive
3. Monarch
4. Illusion
5. Antagonist
6. Modesty
7. Dissident
8. Fortune


Line-up
Joel Ekelöf - vocals
Martin Lopez (Opeth) - drums, percussion
Oleksii “Zlatoyar” Kobel - bass
Lars Åhlund - keyboards, guitar
Cody Ford - lead guitar


Media/Samples
Antagonist
Stream & buy

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Xavier Boscher "Waterscapes"



Country: France
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: November 20, 2020
Tracklist
1. Cataract
2. Nectar Ocean's Depths
3. Atlantis
4. Coral Reef
5. Hydrotherapy
6. Abyssal
7. Fairy Pool
8. Sea Cathedral
9. Watershed

Line-up
Xavier Boscher - all instruments

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Saturday, October 24, 2020

Black Fate "Ithaca"


Country: Greece
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal
Label: Rockshots Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 23, 2020
Tracklist
1. From Ashes & Dust (1:35) 
2. Ithaca (5:30) 
3. Maze (3:55) 
4. Savior Machine (4:26) 
5. Fortress Of Solitude (4:17) 
6. Nemesis (4:57) 
7. Secret Place (4:16) 
8. Reach For The Stars (4:36) 
9. Rainbow's End (3:49) 
10. One Last Breath (4:50) 
11. Queen Of Shadows (4:38) 
12. Circle Of Despair (5:33) 

Total Time 52:22

Line-up
Nikos Tsintzilonis - Drum
Vasilis Georgiou - Vocals
Vasilis Liakos - Bass
Gus Drax - Guitars
Themis Koparanidis - Keyboards

Description/Reviews:
I found Black Fate sounding like, or perhaps better said, entering the realm of a band like Kamelot. With the addition of a stronger keyboard presence, combined with the melodic and lightly technical arrangements, the songs of Ithaca have become more expansive, engaging, and so quite entertaining. All said, if you like melodic and sometimes symphonic, progressive power metal in the best tradition, you will enjoy Black Fate's Ithaca. 
Read the full review by Craig Hartranft at dangerdog.com

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Streams

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Wobbler "Dwellers of the Deep"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Karisma Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 23, 2020
Tracklist
1. By The Banks (13:49)
2. Five Rooms (8:28)
3. Naiad Dreams (4:24)
4. Merry Macabre (19:00)

Total Time 45:41

Line-up
Lars Fredrik Frøislie - keyboards and backing vocals
Martin Nordrum Kneppen - drums, percussion and recorder
Kristian Karl Hultgren - bass
Andreas Wettergreen Strømman Prestmo - vocals, guitar, glockenspiel, recorder and percussion
Geir Marius Bergom Halleland - lead guitar and backing vocals

Description/Reviews
Some songs contain rock blast outs while others provide the calm of a foggy morning in the woods; all have their place in what eventually became a thematic dive into the depths of human emotion. Our take on it, anyway.
“Dwellers of the Deep” promises to serve up an exciting blend of both carefully planned and passionately jammed compositions encompassing everything WOBBLER has done up to now. These new musical directions will no doubt further enhance the quintet’s aural idiosyncrasies, and solidify the band’s burgeoning stature as one of the most exciting and interesting bands on the global music scene, independent of genre.
Side A contains two pieces at medium length showcasing the band´s mastery of dynamics and flow, with passages and themes veering from the scenic and serene to the downright rocking.
Side B opens with the welcome respite of four minutes serenity, cradling the listener in pastoral and mystic swathes of acoustic guitar, glockenspiel and gentle vocals before an album closing 19 minutes journey into the unknown with the band in full blast. 
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Five Rooms
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White Walls "Grandeur"


Country: Romania
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 23, 2020
Tracklist
1. False Beliefs (1:38)
2. Eye for an I (4:45)
3. Home Is on the Other Side (5:04)
4. Holy Worse (4:50)
5. Velvet (4:56)
6. Speaking in Tongues (2:41)
7. Starfish Crown (5:32)
8. Locked-In Syndrome (4:28)
9. Month's End (4:19)
10. Descent (6:47)
11. Marche Funèbre (8:57)

Total Time 53:57

Line-up
Alexandru Eduard Dascălu - Guitars
Virgil Eugen Brudaru - Vocals
Șerban-Ionuț Georgescu - Bass, Backing Vocals (just one song)
Theodor-Ștefan Scrioșteanu - Drums, Backing Vocals

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Bandcamp

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Jakko M Jakszyk "Secrets & Lies"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label:  InsideOut Music
Format: CD+DVD, vinyl + CD, digital
Release date: October 23, 2020
Tracklist
1. Before I Met You (5:45) 
2. The Trouble With Angels (5:33) 
3. Fools Mandate (4:15) 
4. The Rotters Club Is Closing Down (4:09) 
5. Uncertain Times (5:03) 
6. It Would All Make Sense (5:24) 
7. Secrets, Lies & Stolen Memories (2:46) 
8. Under Lock & Key (4:09) 
9. The Borders We Traded (3:06) 
10. Trading Borders (2:32) 
11. Separation (6:43) 

Total Time 49:25

Line-up
Jakko M Jakszyk (King Crimson) - guitars, vocals, keyboard, programming
   With
Gavin Harrison (King Crimson, Porcupine Tree, The Pineapple Thief) - drums
Mark King (Level 42) - bass
John Thirkle - trumpet
Tony Levin (King Crimson, Stick Men, California Guitar Trio) - bass
Amber Jakszyk - backing vocals
Peter Hammill (VDGG) - vocals, guitar
Al Murray - drums
Django Jakszyk - bass
John Giblin - bass
Robert Fripp (King Crimson) - guitar, frippertronics
Nigel Hopkins - orchestration
Mel Collins (King Crimson) - saxophone

Description/Reviews:
Opening track Before I Met You, begins with a Crim-esque angular guitar riff and may make you wonder are we stepping into an album that leans heavily on those influences but actually, that isn’t the case. The opener is blends his pop sensibility with great musicianship and edgy playing- the rhythm section here are particularly impressive, yet don’t detract from the lyric, which appear to suggest obsession of the singer with his muse/ inspiration.

Read the full review by Geoff Bailie at progreport.com

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The Trouble With Angels


Soul Secret "Blue Light Cage"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Layered Reality Productions
Format: CD, digital
Release dateOctober 23, 2020
Tracklist
1. Opening Sequence (3:00)
2. The Ghost Syndicate (5:26)
3. A President's Speech (6:00)
4. Switch On (1:42)
5. Blue Light Cage (4:50)
6. We'll Become Dust (7:22)
7. Going Home (5:45)
8. Jump Right In (7:00)
9. Breathe and Recover (13:00)

Total Time 54:05

Line-up
Claudio Casaburi - Bass
Luca Di Gennaro - Keyboards
Lino Di Pietrantonio - Vocals
Antonio Mocerino - Drums
Francesco Cavezza - Guitars
   With:
Derek Sherinian (Planet X, Sons of Apollo, Dream Theater) - Keyboards
Marek Arnold (Toxic Smile, UPF, Cyril, Flaming Row, SSTTGD) - Saxophone

Media/Samples 
bandcamp

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Salva "A Thousand Ways To Disappear"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: White Knight Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 19, 2020
Tracklist
1. Stars Aligned (7:29)
2. Feeding The Flame (4:56)
3. A New God (9:15)
4. Wonder's Rebirth (5:22)
5. Coma (13:49)
6. Elegy (4:46)
7. The Strong, Silent Type (8:25)

Total Time 54:02

Line-up
Per Malmberg - vocals, guitars, keyboards
Johan Lindqvist - keyboards
Stefan Gavik - guitars
Daniel Nätt - bass
Erik Zetterlund - drums

Media/Samples 
Feeding the flame
Deezer 

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starfish64 "The Crimson Cabinet"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: October 19, 2020
Tracklist
1. In The Lobby (0:56) 
2. Spindrift (5:11) 
3. Lost & Found (7:38) 
4. Future Perfect Tense (4:30) 
5. Mr. O' Brayne (5:06) 
6. The Crimson Cabinet (8:24) 
7. The Future In Reverse (8:55) 
8. Nowhere Bound [Aimless Mix] (6:53) 

Total Time 47:33

Line-up
Dieter Hoffmann - Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Programming
Henrik Kropp - Drums
Martin Pownall - Basses, Guitars, Keyboards, Vocals
Dominik Suhl - Guitars
   With:
Jan Thiede - Acoustic Guitars, Vocals, Glockenspiel
Simon Triebel - Guitars, Guidance
Peter Herrmann - Pedal Slideguitar

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Steve Hughes "Themes - Volume 5"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 18, 2020
Tracklist
1. Reflecting On The Past (6:40) 
2. Help Is On It's Way (5:01) 
3. Black Cloud (4:32) 
4. You're Always Dreaming (5:28) 
5. A Number For Autumn (4:57) 
6. Meadowhall (4:53) 
7. Someone (3:45) 
8. Maybe Next Time (3:23) 
9. Hiroshima (8:01) 

Total Time 46:40

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

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Fervent Send "Dietro la Soglia"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 18, 2020
Tracklist
1. Rumination Part I (4:58) 
2. Dietro La Soglia Part I (3:10) 
3. Rumination Part II (8:08) 
4. Experiment 13: Infuriated Insect Exacts Revenge (7:32) 
5. Ring Around The Roses (3:34) 
6. Dietro La Soglia Part II (3:52) 

Total Time 31:14

Line-up
Jason Rubenstein - Piano, Synthesizers
Jeff Eacho - Flute, Strings, Mellotron, Synthesizer, Percussion
Jon Du Bose - Guitars, Bass Guitar, Music Box, Effected Percussion
Robert Knox - Drums
Magnvs Mendez - Drums, Percussion
Sebastien Siozade - Guitars

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp (name your price)

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Takatak "Acrophase"


Country: Pakistan
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: October 17, 2020
Tracklist
1. Far Away (2:33) 
2. Volition (6:38) 
3. Fault Lines (5:52) 
4. Voyager (4:50) 
5. The Whale (6:06) 
6. Acrophase (1:52) 
7. Phantom (4:36) 
8. Flash Your Bones (5:54) 

Total Time 38:21

Line-up
Ali Suhail - Vocals
Altamash Sever - Vocals
Daud Ramay - Drums
Isa Najam - Bass
Luke Azariah - Guitars, Synths
Yusuf Ramay - Drums
Zain Peerzada - Guitars
   With
Keshav Dhar - Additional programming/synths
Ibrahim Imdad - Gentle Robot - Synths (4, 7)
Luke Azariah - Additional Harsh Vocals (3)

Media/Samples 
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Brown Spirits "Vol 2"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 17, 2020
Tracklist
1. Honorable Discharge (3:56)
2. Parallels (8:43)
3. Finite Universe (8:22)
4. Mutations (3:40)
5. Suite: East Meets West (6:06)
6. Can Eater (2:14)
7. First Sign Of Light (7:35)

Total Time 40:36

Line-up
Agostino Soldati - percussion, drums
Tim Wold - guitar, bass, electric piano, moog, sitar

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Saturday, October 17, 2020

Herd of Instinct "Unravel"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release dateOctober 16, 2020

Tracklist
1. Conjure 
2. Alice Krige Parts 1 & 2
3. Torso
4. National Anthem
5. Unravel
6. Furnance
7. The Plot

Line-up
Mark Cook (Spoke of Shadows) - Warr guitar, guitar, fretless bass, beat construction, string arrangement, programming (1), electronics, percussion (2), piano (2), samples, Rhodes (3),  synth (3)
Gayle Ellett (Djam Karet, Fernwood) - Mellotron, Rhodes (2), Moog (3), Hammond organ (4)
Jason Spradlin - drums, percussion, programming (2)
Bill Bachman - drums (7)
Rick Read - Chapman Stick (7)
Mike McGary - synth and electric piano (4)
Mike Davison - 12 string acoustic guitar (2)
Bob Fisher - flute (2)
Joel Adair - trumpet (2)
Joe Blair - lapsteel guitar (2)
Eric Yacula - electronics and samples (4)
Markus Reuter - U8 touch guitar (6)
Dave Streett - bass (6)
Stephen Page - violin (7)

Description/Reviews
Unravel is a journey through the life span of Herd of Instinct. The album consists of unreleased tracks from previous albums, improvisations, and newly recorded material.
Furnace, recorded in 2011, is an intense improvisation featuring Markus Reuter on his newly developed U8 Touch Guitar. The experimental track, Alice Krige Pt. 1 & 2, is the complete 10-minute version as it was originally intended. The piece was cut in half for the Conjure album. Alice was based around an improvisation with trumpet player Joel Adair and drummer Jason Spradlin. Later additional players were asked to improvise over the foundation to keep the spirit of spontaneous composition.
Conjure and Unravel are high energy pieces that take the band in a new direction of progressive rock and electronica.
The Plot, Torso, and National Anthem are tracks completed in Mid-2020. Bill Bachman’s bombastic drumming is the driving force of The Plot. Gayle Ellett’s wild Moog solo is the highlight of Torso. The biggest surprise of the album might be the cover of Radiohead’s National Anthem. The band has rarely played material by other artists.

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp
Trailer

Millennium Trilogy Project "Act 1: The Trial"



Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Symphonic, Rock Opera
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 16, 2020
Tracklist
1. Why Me (1:24)
2. Falling Down (5:15)
3. Atrocity (6:17)
4. Catch Me (2:53)
5. Relax (3:36)
6. Close Your Eyes (7:29)
7. Inside Of You (5:43)
8. Ashes Of My Heart (11:01)
9. Keep On Dreaming (4:34)
10. Theater Of Thoughts (5:46)
11. My Guide (7:41)

Total Time 61:39

Line-up
John van Heugten (Ricocher, Eleven’s Eve) - keyboards
   With
John Rovers - guitar
Niels Nijssen (Ricocher, Eleven’s Eve) - bass
Maikel van der Meer (Ricocher) - drums
Marcel van der Loo - saxophone
Nicole Verstappen - vocals as Brynn
Bart van Lierop - vocals as Emlyn
Rene Jansen - vocals as the lawyer, backing vocals
Noëlle van Bussel - vocals as the psychiatrist
Josien Obers (Eleven's Eve) - backing vocals


Media/Samples 
Deezer
3 tracks

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Hawkestrel "Pioneers of Space"

Country: UK
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Space Rock, Progressive Rock
Label: Cleopatra Records - CLO1644
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 16, 2020
Tracklist
1. Biometrics (8:30)
2. Cosmic Divide (5:04)
3. Day Of The Quake (4:30)
4. Glass Wolves (4:56)
5. Atmospheric Window (2:32)
6. Circles (3:59)
7. No Doubt (4:57)
8. Journey (5:40)
9. Pioneers Of Space (5:53)

Total Time 46:01

Line-up
Alan Davey (Hawkwind) - bass, guitar, vocals, synthesizer, drum arrangements, oud, piano
    With:
Ginger Baker (Hawkwind) - drums & percussion
Robert Calvert - vocals
Nik Turner (Hawkwind) - saxophone
Huw Lloyd-Langton (Hawkwind) - acoustic guitar
Simon House (Hawkwind) - violin
Michael Moorcock - vocals, harmonica
Paul Rudolph - guitar
Mick Slattery - guitar
Bridget Wishart - vocals
Todd Rundgren - vocals
Mick Taylor - lead guitar
L. Shankar - electric violin
David Cross (King Crimson) - violins
Arthur Brown - vocals
Wayne Kramer - guitar
Carmine Appice - drums
Larry Wallis - guitar
Joel Vandroogenbroeck - keyboards
Gilli Smith - vocals
Adam Hamilton - drums

Media/Samples 
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Whitewater "Dark Planet"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Atmospheric Progressive Rock
Label: Bad Elephant Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 16, 2020
Tracklist
1. Fallout
2. Things That Can't Be Said
3. Dark Planet
4. Freefall
5. Again
6. Stand In Line
7. The 83
8. Time To Move Along
9. As You Were
10. Everything (Up Till Now)

Line-up
Stuart Stephens
Paul Powell
   With
Mike Kershaw - vocals
Gareth Cole - guitar

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Hawkwind Light Orchestra "Carnivorous"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Space Rock
LabelCherry Red Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 16, 2020
Tracklist
1. Expedition To Planet X (1:25) 
2. Dyna-mite (3:42) 
3. Void Of Wasteland (5:16) 
4. Repel Attract (3:12) 
5. Attraction (3:20) 
6. Human Behaviour (No Sex Allowed) (5:40) 
7. Temple Of Love (1:49) 
8. Square Peg In A Round Hole (4:44) 
9. Windy Day (4:42) 
10. Model Farm Blues (7:51) 
11. Whose Call Is It Anyway? (3:21) 
12. Lockdown (Keep Calm) (5:43) 
13. The Virus (10:18) 
14. Forgotten Memories (5:24) 
15. Higher Ground (4:43) 

Total Time 71:10

Line-up
Dave Brock - vocals, lead guitar, bass, keyboards and synths
Magnus Martin - guitar, vocal
Richard Chadwick - drums
   With
Candy Floss, Kris Brock, Trixie Smith - additional vocals

Description/Reviews
Brock’s quirky songwriting is evident and hooks us in immediately. His android love Dyna-mite “knows how to do it right,” so bop along in your space boots and have some fun. An instrumental sonic sound journey over the Void Of Wasteland with all the effects you can shake a light sabre at, merges into an oscillating, hammering Repel Attract which is pure Hawkwind rock at its best. 
Read the full review by Howard King at atthebarrier.com  

Media/Samples 
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Molassess "Through the Hollow"



Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Doom, Progressive Rock
Label: Season of Mist
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 16, 2020
Tracklist
1. Through The Hollow (11:05) 
2. Get Out From Under (6:50) 
3. Formless Hands (10:54) 
4. Corpse Of Mind (4:57) 
5. The Maze Of Stagnant Time (4:02) 
6. I Am No Longer (6:20) 
7. Death Is (4:54) 
8. Tunnel (5:19) 
9. The Devil Lives (10:28) 

Total Time 64:49


Line-up
Farida Lemouchi (The Devil's Blood) - vocals
Oeds Beydals (The Devil's Blood) - guitars
Ron van Herpen (The Devil's Blood) - guitars
Job van de Zande (The Devil's Blood) - bass
Bob Helgenelst (Birth of Joy) - drums
Matthijs Stronks (Donnerwetter) - keyboard 

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Hyco "Leylines"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 16, 2020
Tracklist
1. Leylines (6:16)
2. The Path (6:43)
3. Empire (6:37)
4. Spectre (6:11)
5. Long Goodbye To Heaven (7:42)

Total Time 33:29

Line-up
Nick Marcone - Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys
Kurt Conway - Programming, Keys, Arrangements
   With:
Dan Hochhalter - Banjo and Fiddle (3,5)
Will Allen Jr - Trumpet solo (2)

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Chaos Divine "Legacies"


Country: Australia
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 16, 2020
Tracklist
1. Instincts
2. No Saviour (Rise & Fall)
3. Unspoken
4. Only Son
5. Guarding Gravity
6. Colours of War
7. Beacon
8. False Flags
9. Dead Rivers Flow
10. Behind the Seal
11. The Key
12. Legacies
13. Into the Now

Line-up
Dave Anderton - vocals
Ryan Felton - guitars, additional vocals (10)
Simon Mitchell - guitars
Michael Kruit - bass
Tim Stelter - drums
   With
Brody Simpson - additional percussion


Description/Reviews
From the dexterous opener Instincts, to the powerhouse finale of Into The Now, Legacies is a journey of exemplary musicianship and songwriting. Songs like Only Son, Colours Of War and the ambient title track affirm the album's concept, while singles False Flags and Unspoken each flaunt the band's staggering level of finesse. Their progressiveness has never come at the cost of their songwriting, nor have their penchants for brutality and melody ever been at odds with one another. True to this, Legacies finds Chaos Divine galvanising the crushing heaviness of their early work with the musicality and atmosphere of their 2015 masterpiece Colliding Skies.
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