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Friday, June 12, 2020

Arabs in Aspic "Madness and Magic"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Retro Prog
LabelKarisma Records
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: June 12, 2020
Tracklist
1. I Vow to Thee, My Screen
2. Lullaby for Modern Kids, Part 1
3. Lullaby for Modern Kids, Part 2
4. High-Tech Parent
5. Madness and Magic
6. Heaven in Your Eye

Line-up
Jostein Smeby - guitars, vocals
Stig Jørgensen - organs, vocals
Erik Paulsen - bass, vocals
Eskil Nyhus - drums
Alessandro G. Elide - percussion, gongs

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Teaser

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Steven Wilson "The Future Bites"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Pop
Label: Caroline International
FormatCD, vinyl, digital, Blu-Ray, cassette
Release date: June 12 , 2020
Tracklist
1. Unself
2. Self
3. King ghost
4. 12 things i forgot
5. Eminent sleaze
6. Personal shopper
7. Man of the people
8. Follower
9. Anyone but me

Line-up
Steven Wilson
Other performers are unknown at the moment

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Personal Shopper

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Toehider "I LIKE IT!"


Country: Australia
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Metal
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 1, 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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Friday, May 29, 2020

Shaman Elephant "Wide Awake But Still Asleep"


CountryNorway
Genre(s)Psychedelic, Progressive Rock
LabelKarisma Records
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: May 29, 2020
Tracklist
1. Wide Awake But Still Asleep
2. H.M.S: Death, Rattle and Roll
3. Steely Dan
4. Ease of Mind
5. Magnets
6. Traveller
7. Strange Illusions

Line-up
Eirik Sejersted Vognstølen - vocals, guitar
Jard Hole - drums
Ole-Andreas Sæbø Jensen -  bass
Jonas Særsten - keyboards

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Friday, May 22, 2020

Caligula’s Horse "Rise Radiant"


Country: Australia
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
Label InsideOut
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: May 22, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Tempest (4:48)
2. Slow Violence (4:30)
3. Salt (7:41)
4. Resonate (2:36)
5. Oceanrise (4:33)
6. Valkyrie (5:09)
7. Autumn (7:43)
8. The Ascent (10:42)
9. Don't Give Up (cover Version) (5:10)  (Bonus Track)
10. Message To My Girl (cover Version) (3:53)  (Bonus Track)

Total Time 56:45

Line-up
Jim Grey - lead vocals
Sam Vallen - lead guitar
Adrian Goleby - guitar
Dale Prinsse - bass
Josh Griffin - drums
   With
Lynsey Ward - vocals (9)

Description/Reviews
In 2020, Caligula’s Horse look forward to releasing their most focussed and potent artistic statement yet: Rise Radiant, an uncompromising exploration of the human experience dressed in vivid musical colour and virtuosic performances. It is the culmination of the band’s artistic development, concentrating the expressive stylings which have endeared Caligula’s Horse to legions of fans worldwide. But it is also far more. Rise Radiant is the Caligula’s Horse sound pushed to its extremes: at once its most ferocious and its most touching, its most expansive and its most condensed, its most poetic and its most vicious. Rise Radiant is an anthem for the regeneration of self-belief, an exploration of the themes of legacy, and a rallying cry for survival. 
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The Tempest

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Thursday, May 21, 2020

Fish on Friday "Black Rain"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelEsoteric Antenna - EANTCD1084
FormatCD, digital
Release date: May 21, 2020
Tracklist
1. Life In Towns (5:45)
2. Murderous Highland Highway (8:13)
3. Black Rain (4:53)
4. Mad At The World (4:57)
5. Letting Go Of You (6:48)
6. Angel Of Mercy (4:48)
7. We’ve Come Undone (5:08)
8. Morphine (3:08)
9. We Choose To Be Happy (3:25)
10. Trapped In Heaven (4:04)
11. Diamonds (4:22)

Total Time 55:31

Line-up
Frank Van Bogaert: keyboards, vocals, guitars
Nick Beggs (Mute Gods, Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett): bass, Chapman stick, backing vocals
Marcus Weymaere: drums, percussion
Marty Townsend: guitars
    With:
Lula Beggs: vocals

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Friday, May 15, 2020

Pattern-Seeking Animals "Prehensile Tales"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date:  May 15, 2020
Tracklist
1. Raining Hard In Heaven
2. Here In My Autumn
3. Elegant Vampires
4. Why Don’t We Run
5. Lifeboat
6. Soon But Not Today

Line-up
Jimmy Keegan (Spock's Beard) - drums & vocals
Ted Leonard (Enchant, Spock's Beard) - vocals & guitar
Dave Meros (Spock's Beard) - bass
John Boegehold - keys
    With
Guests on violin, flute, trumpet, cello, sax and pedal steel

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Here In My Autumn

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Green Carnation "Leaves Of Yesteryear"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Season of Mist - SOM560
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 08, 2020 
Tracklist
1. Leaves of Yesteryear (08:03)
2. Sentinels (05:42)
3. My Dark Reflections of Life and Death (15:36)
4. Hounds (10:10)
5. Solitude (05:05)

Total: 44:36

Line-up
Kjetil Nordhus - vocals
Tchort - guitars
Stein Roger Sordal - bass
Bjørn Harstad - guitars
Kenneth Silden - keyboards
Jonathan Alejandro Perez - drums

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Leaves of Yesteryear
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Ubi Maior "Bestie, uomini e dèi"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Symphonic
LabelAMS Records
FormatCD
Release date: May 8, 2020
Tracklist
  1. Nero notte
  2. Misteri di Tessaglia
  3. Wendigo
  4. Nessie
  5. Fabula sirenis
  6. Bestie, uomini e dèi
Line-up
Mario Moi - vocals, violin, trumpet
Gabriele Manzini - keyboards, flute
Marcella Arganese - electric & acoustic guitars
Gianmaria Giardino - bass
Alessandro Di Caprio - drums

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The Hirsch Effekt "Kollaps"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
Label: Long Branch Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: May 8, 2020
Tracklist
1. Kris
2. Noja
3. Deklaration
4. Allmende
5. Domstol
6. Moment
7. Torka
8. Bilen
9. Kollaps
10. Agera

Line-up
Nils Wittrock, Ilja John Lappin, Moritz Schmidt - Bass, drums, guitars, vocals, programming, arrangements, cello, piano and percussion
   With
Anoki - Additional vocals
Tim Tautorat - Violin and additional programming, additional vocals

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Cryptex "Once Upon A Time"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelSteamhammer
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: May 8, 2020
Tracklist
1. Once Upon A Time (4:05)
2. Because The Reason Is You (3:29)
3. Bloodmoon (5:04)
4. Body Language (4:10)
5. Two Horned Crown (3:22)
6. Haunted (4:09)
7. Reptiles (5:43)
8. I Don’t Know Why (3:36)
9. The Promise Keeper (3:08)
10. I See It In Your Eyes (3:06)
11. A Mo(u)rning (1:28)
12. Leaving (2:24)

Total Time 43:44

Line-up
Simon Moskon - Lead Vocals, Keys
Marc Andrejkovits - Bass, Backing Vocals
Andre Jean Henri Mertens - Guitars, Backing Vocals
   With
Simon Schröder - Drums

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Saturday, April 25, 2020

Windom End "Perspective Views"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Marquee - BELLE-203291
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 25, 2020 (CD)
Tracklist
Disc 1:
1. The Dream (10:58)
2. Starless Sky (8:07)
3. Walk this way (7:33)
4. Within the Shadows (2:49)
5. Revolution (9:24)
6. Ghost of the Past (10:22

Disc 2 (bonus disc):
1. Equality (11:45)
2. Differently Alike (7:26)
3. Found Home (6:08)

Line-up
Mikael Arvidsson - Vocals
Pierre Stam - Bass
Tomas Nyström - Guitar
Tobias Lundgren - Drums
   With
Erik Göransson - Additional Keys and solos

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Friday, April 24, 2020

Elder "Omens"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Psychedelic, Progressive Rock
Label: Armageddon Shop (US), Stickman Records (EU)
FormatCD, vinyl, digital, cassette
Release date: April 24, 2020
Tracklist
1. Omens
2. In Procession
3. Halcyon
4. Embers
5. One Light Retreating

Line-up
Nicholas DiSalvo – Guitars, vocals, keyboards
Michael Risberg – Guitars, keyboards
Jack Donvan – Bass
Georg Edert – Drums
   With
Fabio Cuomo – Keyboards

Description/Reviews
Omens, the band's fifth full-length record, is the newest pillar in the construction of their own musical universe. With it, Elder further embrace experimentation in their brand of progressive psychedelic rock in which atmosphere, melody and structure are created and transformed again and again.
Following 2017's Reflections of a Floating World and the 2019 experimental EP The Gold & Silver Sessions, it was anyone's guess what the band's next full-length might have in store. Having cemented their own sound – a dense yet lucid brand of heavy rock full of unexpected flourishes and progressive jaunts - the latter EP showcased an exact opposite side of Elder, more rooted in sparse krautrock and even jazz-tinged jams. Omens answers this speculation with a contradiction that embodies the spirit of Elder: somehow, there's even more everything.
In five cinematic songs, lush, intricately interwoven melodies grow and dissolve into spaced-out jams. Massive riffs thunder down into a churning sea of psychedelic sounds and unpredictable grooves carry away the listener. Elder paints pictures with their music, and Omens shows the band experimenting with an even more colorful palette – with good reason.
This is music for a vacation from reality – or to lose oneself in another world. And yet Omens is not purely an exercise in escapism, but also reflects the increasingly bleak, confusing and antagonistic times in which it was written. Composed as a concept album spanning the lifespan of a civilization, the album also reads as a commentary on our own society hell-bent on profitability at the expense of our own lives and environment. 
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I Am The Manic Whale "Things Unseen"


CountryUK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Plane Groovy (vinyl)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release dateApril 24, 2020
Tracklist
1. Billionaire (7:30)
2. The Deplorable Word (7:56)
3. Into The Blue (6:28)
4. Celebrity (19:01)
5. Smile (4:24)
6. Build It Up Again (7:03)
7. Halcyon Day (5:28)
8. Valenta Scream (7:19)

Total Time 65:09

Line-up
Ben Hartley: drums, percussion, vocals
John Murphy: keyboards, murphatron, vocals
David Addis: acoustic, electric and classical 6 string guitars, vocals
Michael Whiteman: bass guitar, strombolief bass pedals, electric and acoustic 12 string guitars, vocals
   With
Ella Lloyd: flute (3, 7)
Iona Garvie: bassoon and contra-bassoon (4)
Rob Aubrey: unsolicited additional bass pedals on Valenta Scream and others

Halcyon Strings (1,7,8):
Violins: Coral Powell, Martin Carrick, Michael Bullock
Viola: Mairi Warren
‘Cello: Matthew Talks

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Kanaan "Double Sun"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic
LabelEl Paraiso Records - EPR058
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release dateApril 24, 2020
Tracklist
1. Worlds Together
2. Mountain
3. Öresund
4. Worlds Apart
5. Double Sun Pt. 1
6. Double Sun Pt. 2

Line-up
Ask Vatn Strøm: Electric and acoustic guitars
Ingvald André Vassbø: Drums, percussion and organ
Eskild Myrvoll: Bass, synths, electric and acoustic guitars
   With
Bjørn Klakegg: Lead guitar (5, 6)

Description/Reviews
Treading the same path as their 2018 debut Windborne, Double Sun is a studio effort in the best sense of the word. Perfectly balanced on the edge of dynamic improv, throbbing beats sizzled in scorching fuzz and topped off with deeply layered soundscapes. This album sees Kanaan reach a new plateau.

Kanaan presents a unique perspective to psychedelic rock, painting with a wide palette that includes jazz and post-rock. Double Sun devotes as much energy to sonic colour as it does to groove and energy. The spirit of experimentation is everywhere: From the savory, pastoral sounds of opening track Worlds Together, to the soaring exploratory paths of the two-part title track. In the creative process, Kanaan dived deep into the possibilities of the studio, adding intricate layers and twists and turns to these tunes: acoustic guitars, percussions & synthesizers embrace and enhance the Norwegian modern day version of a power-trio.

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Öresund

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Traumhaus "In Oculis Meis"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelProgressive Promotion Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 24, 2020
Tracklist
CD1: (German version)
1. Das Erwachen
2. Bewahren und Verstehen
3. Der Vorsprung
4. Entfliehen
5. Viele Wege
6. Der Neue Morgen
7. Verstehen und Bewahren
8. Die Dunkelheit Durchleuchten

CD2: (English version)
1. The Awakening
2. Preserve & Understand
3. Walk On Yourself
4. Escape
5. So Many Ways
6. The New Morning
7. Understand & Preserve
8. X- Ray The Darkness

Line-up
Alexander Weyland - keys, vocals
Tobias Hampl - guitar
Ray Gattner - drums
Till Ottinger - bass

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So Many Ways
Viele Wege

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Monday, April 20, 2020

Realisea "Mantelpeace"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, AOR
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 20, 2020
Tracklist
1. Las Vegas Lace (4:10)
2. Deep Blue (4:58)
3. Riroda Roads (7:05)
4. Strong Enough (5:05)
5. Leave Street (6:03)
6. Out Of This World (3:42)
7. Your Part (4:54)
8. Circles Of Silence (5:23)
9. This Time (3:48)
10. Liquid Domino (4:37)
11. Our Stage (7:51)

Total Time 57:36

Line-up
Brian de Graeve (Silhouette) - guitars & vocals
Rob van Nieuwenhuijzen - drums & percussion
Geoffrey de Graeve - bass guitar
Christophe Rapenne - keyboard
Marjolein de Graeve - flute & vocals
   With
Simon Rogers (Also Eden) - guitar
Ger Otten - French horn
Jean Pageau (Mystery) - vocals (8)
and more

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Strong Enough
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Friday, April 17, 2020

Glass Hammer "Dreaming City"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 17, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Dreaming City (7:14)
2. Cold Star (7:29)
3. Terminus (4:17)
4. The Lurker Beneath (1:44)
5. Pagarna (3:33)
6. At The Threshold Of Dreams (4:11)
7. This Lonely World (4:52)
8. October Ballad (4:11)
9. The Tower (2:40)
10. A Desperate Man (4:15)
11. The Key (6:10)
12. Watchman On The Walls (11:29)

Total Time 62:05

Line-up
Steve Babb - keyboards, bass
Fred Schendel - keyboards, guitars
Aaron Raulston - drums
Susie Bogdanowicz - vocals
Brian Brewer - guitar
Reese Boyd - vocals
John Beagley - vocals

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Friday, April 10, 2020

Zopp "Zopp"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Canterbury 
Label: Bad Elephant Music
Format: CD, digital
Release dateApril 10, 2020
Tracklist
1. Swedish Love
2. Before The Light
3. Eternal Return
4. Sanger
5. Sellanrå
6. V
7. Being And Time
8. Zero
9. The Noble Shirker

Line-up
Ryan Stevenson: Keyboards, Mellotron M4000D, Hammond organ, Arturia analogue synthesizer, Korg CX-3 organ, piano, Hohner Pianet T, Nord Electro 5d, bass and electric guitars, voice, field recordings, percussion.
Andrea Moneta: Drums and percussion.
   With:
Andy Tillison (The Tangent): Additional piano (6), additional Hammond organ (3), Leslie processing (2, 5, 6), synth (4), effects (3, 9).
Theo Travis (Steven Wilson, The Tangent, Gong): Flute (6).
Caroline Joy Clarke: Voice (1, 7, 8).
Mike Benson: Tenor saxophone (9)

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Chimpan A "The Empathy Machine"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Pop
Label: Tigermoth Records
FormatCD+DVD, digital
Release date: April 10, 2020
Tracklist
1. The World Through My Eyes
2. It's So Real
3. Stars
4. Speed Of Love
5. Scream
6. The Calling
7. Jack

Line-up
Steve Balsamo (Jon Lord, Eric Woolfson) : Vocals, throat singing
Robert Reed (Magenta, Cyan, Kompendium): Keyboards, drum programming, guitars and bass
   With
Tony Dallas: spoken word
Rosalie Deighton: vocals
Christina Booth (Magenta): vocals
Kirstie Roberts: vocals
Shan Cothi: soprano vocal
Rachel Mari Kimba: cello

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Thursday, April 9, 2020

Ajna "Rengeteg"


Country: Hungary
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: Inverse Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 9, 2020
Tracklist
1. Rengeteg
2. B’
3. Eta Carinae
4. Spirál
5. Nyergelt táltos kancacsikók
6. Hekate
7. Turba
8. Seiran
9. Zsuzsi mozog

Line-up
Altmann János - drums
Piller György - bass
Uhljár Szabolcs - guitar

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Friday, April 3, 2020

Joviac "Here And Now"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Inverse Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 3, 2020
Tracklist
1. Intro
2. Straws
3. Black Mirror
4. Here And Now
5. Decay
6. Crossfire
7. Fade Into The Light

Line-up
Viljami Jupiter Wenttola - Vocals, Guitars, Synths
Antti Varjanne - Bass
Rudy Fabritius - Drums

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Straws

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Pure Reason Revolution "Eupnea"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive/Alternative Rock
LabelInsideOut Music
FormatCD, vinyl+CD, digital
Release date: April 3, 2020
Tracklist
1. New Obsession (5:09)
2. Silent Genesis (10:20)
3. Maelstrom (5:44)
4. Ghosts & Typhoons (8:45)
5. Beyond Our Bodies (4:28)
6. Eupnea (13:23)

Total Time 47:49

Line-up
Jon Courtney
Chloë Alper
other performers can't be confirmed at this moment

Description/Reviews
The best is saved for last, with the elaborate and sumptuous title track nicely sounding off this impressive comeback. Ultimately, Eupnea isn't a direct replica of the majestic sound of The Dark Third, nor it is quite its equal; however, it's closer to being both those things than one could realistically expect after the drastic change in style and subsequent demise that followed the debut, and should be warmly received by anyone who felt Pure Reason Revolution had unfinished business in the prog sphere.
Read the full review at metalstorm.net

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New Obsession
Silent Genesis

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Opus Symbiosis "Fata Morgana"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 2020
Tracklist
1. Red Light in the Sky Traffic
2. No or Bad Signal
3. Uptown
4. The Last Supper
5. Sand
6. Lucifer
7. Captain Tree
8. Vega

Line-up
Christine Sten - Vocals
Victor Sågfors - Guitar Synthesizer
Daniel Hjerppe - Drums & Simmons Drum Synthesizer
   With
Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Liquid Tension Experiment) - Bass
Oliver Tschernij - Keyboard
Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Stick Men, O.R.k.) - Percussion
Jonas Kuhlberg - Bass
Anders Sjölind - Horns
Anna Timgren - Choir
Nina Lassander - Choir

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Red Light in the Sky Traffic

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IO Earth "Aura"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, Ambient
FormatCD
Release date: March/April 2020
Tracklist
1. Aura
2. Waterfall
3. Breathe
4. Resonance I
5. Circles
6. Shadows
7. Resonance II
8. The Rain

Line-up
Dave Cureton: Lead, Rhythm, Bass & Acoustic Guitars, Lead & Backing vocals, Percussion, Keyboards, Programming
Adam Gough: Keyboards, Theremin, Acoustic Guitar, Backing vocals, Programming
Luke Shingler: Flute
Tim Wilson: Drums
Rosanna Lefevre: Lead & Backing Vocals
Christian Nokes: Bass Guitar
Jez King: Violin

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Beyond The Event Horizon "Leaving the 3rd Dimension"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal, Electronica
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 20, 2020
Tracklist
1. Dark Matter (6:44)
2. Deep (8:29)
3. Together (6:56)
4. Leaving The 3rd Dimension (3:58)
5. Away From Home (7:56)
6. Long Distance (5:34)
7. Inverted Sunrise (8:24)
8. New Chapter (5:00)

Total Time 53:01

Line-up
Adam Kowalka: guitars
Maciej Hildebrandt: bass
Tytus Adamczewski: keyboards
Paweł Michałowski: drums

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Friday, March 27, 2020

Chromb! "Le Livre Des Merveilles"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Dur et Doux 
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 27, 2020
Tracklist
1. Le livre des merveilles
2. Le fleuve Brison
3. Les chevaliers qui apparaissent
4. La souvenance d'Achille

Line-up
Léo Dumont - Drums, percussion, objects
Camille Durieux - Keyboards, synths, vocals
Lucas Hercberg - Bass, synth, vocals
Antoine Mermet - Alto sax, delay, synths, vocals

Description/Reviews
Off with the worn out fusion-prog, the ten notes per second that were the trademark of the Lyon-based musicians, now the approach is radical and the demonstrative varnish fades away in favour of "knowledge". This same "knowledge" the XIIIth century cleric and knight Gervais de Tilbury praised in his Livre des Merveilles wich the band draws his inspiration from, even borrowing entire dizzying fragments.
This is how CHROMB!'s heroic gest unfolds ! The four tracks, inspired by a fantasized mythology that J.L Borges would not have disavowed, let eventually the light come through... Between medievalism and futurism, the lyrics in French, make use of playful hermeticism and smash the rules to pieces. Less acidic, more structured, the style asserts itself, more and more epic as it is ornament-less.
Labyrinthine tales with sinuous vocal parts here, a noisy symphony there: with Le Livre des Merveille, the incredible gives way to the fabulous… 
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Dyssidia "Costly Signals"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 27, 2020
Tracklist
1. Thrive
2. The Gutted Stag
3. Infinitesimal
4. Bloodrush
5. Arrival
6. An Obvious Antidote
7. Metamorphosis
8. Good Grief
9. Hope's Remorseful Retreat
10. If Truth Be Told

Line-up
Mitch Brackman - Vocals
Corey Davis - Guitars
Dimitri Ioannou - Keys
Neil Palmer - Bass
Liam Weedall - Drums

Description/Reviews
Comparing it to the previous three releases, Costly Signals makes an obvious effort to mend the flaws, and the album embraces tighter songwriting, more concise transitions and tamer instrumentation. The delicate balance is exemplified by each individual musician, treading the tightrope between proficiency and humility remarkably well. On “The Gutted Stag,” drummer Liam Weedall meticulously works his snare drum during a tense moment that could have easily turned into chaos. Rudiments your high school percussion teacher could have taught you, utilized for a much greater purpose.
Read the full review at prog-sphere.com

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Enzo and The Glory Ensemble "In The Name Of The World Spirit"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal 
LabelRockshots Records
Format: CD, digital
Release dateMarch 27, 2020
Tracklist
01 Precariousness
02 Nothingness (It's Everyone's Fate)
03 The Bronze Age
04 Try To Put In Pit The Fear
05 To Every Chest
06 Just In My Heart The Blame
07 I'll add more
08 My Pillory
09 Last Weep
10 Psalm 13 (Tell Me)
11 Echo
12 One Reason

Line-up
Enzo Donnarumma
   With:
Marty Friedman
Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear)
Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land)
Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Warlord)
Gary Wehrkamp (Shadow Gallery)
Brian Ashland (Shadow Gallery)
Nicholas Leptos (Warlord, Arrayan Path)
Amulyn Braught Corzine (Whisper from Heaven)
Derek Corzine (Whisper from Heaven)
David Brown (Metatrone)
Alessandro Battini (Dark Horizon)
Maria Londino(S91)
Francesco Romeggini(S91)
Mr Jack
Claudia Coticelli
Carta People
Philip Bynoe (Steve Vai)

Description/Reviews
Lasting over one hour across 13 tracks, ‘In The Name Of The World Spirit’ will be definitely a must-have for all those who are into progressive metal with ethnic influences. This final chapter of the trilogy is a bridge between the western and the eastern cultures, besides a huge step towards a top-notch production. The balance between the instrumental parts and the vocals are now improved, while the ethnic arrangements are driven by the magnificent Weza Meza Choir ensemble from Congo. Once again, thanks to the massive choir section, ‘In The Name Of The World Spirit’ sets a new standard into the so-called “Gospel Metal” scene.
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Last Weep

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Red Sand "Crush The Seed"


Country: Canada
Genre(s)Neo-Prog
FormatCD, vinyl
Release dateMarch 26, 2020
Tracklist
1. Crush the seed part 1
2. Were they born like that
3. Crush the seed part 2
4. Human claim
5. Crush the seed part 3
6. Fight for us (not on vinyl)
7. Woman
8. Dust and hope (bonus track, not on vinyl)   
Line-up
Simon Caron - guitars, bass, keyboards
Perry Angelillo - drums
Steff - vocals

Media/Samples
Were they born like that

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Monday, March 23, 2020

Hovercraft "Fall"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelLynx Music 
Format: CD
Release date: March 23, 2020
Tracklist
1. Leaves Falls
2. Fall
3. Silent Room
4. Rain
5. Antiphoenix
6. Silverange

Line-up
Bartosz Gromotka: vocals, all instruments

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Trailer
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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Steam Theory "Passages"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 22, 2020 (digital), April 2020 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Amorous (6:07)
2. Aspirations (5:13)
3. Enochian (5:40)
4. Findelin (7:33)
5. Solace (7:46)
6. Passages (11:39)
7. Reflections (5:57)
8. Fronts (4:59)
9. Empyrean (5:54)
10. Hierophant (5:48)
11. Return Passage (1:29)

Total Time 68:05

Line-up
Jason Denkevitz - Guitars, Fretted and Fretless Bass, Keyboards, Guitar Synth, Mandolin, Bouzouki, Vocals, Drum programming, Arrangements
  With
Chris Mack - Drums (2, 4, 7)
Oliver Unger - Bass Guitar (1, 7)
Ori Boker - Additional Keyboards (2, 3, 7, 10)
Anna Koropchak - Violin (8, 10)

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Indra Art Project "Ceneri - Requiem per il Sogno Americano"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 22, 2020 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Fenice (3:47)
2. La variante Ascari (5:36)
3. Fuochi d'artificio (3:36)
4. Taranta Stomp (3:55)
5. Erzezù (3:17)
6. Cuore (3:48)
7. Illusione (4:19)
8. Il Viandante (4:46)
9. Caronte (4:36)
10. Manifesto (3:28)

Total Time 41:08

Line-up
Antonio Armanetti: percussions, drums, didgeridoo
Gianluca Vergalito: guitars, sitar
Mattia Strazzullo: keyboard
   With
Jesus Blanco III: reciting voice
Antonello Iannotta: tambourine (4)
Alberto Romano: jazz drums (4)
Antonio Scioli: bagpipes (4)
Bukorosh Balkan Orchestra (5)

Media/Samples 
Fenice
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Saturday, March 21, 2020

Røsenkreütz "Divide et Impera"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Opal Arts/Andromeda Relix
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 21, 2020
Tracklist
1. Freefall
2. Imaginary Friend
3. The Candle in the Glass
4. I Know I Know
5. Aurelia
6. True Lies
7. Sorry And
8. The Collector

Line-up
Fabio Serra - guitars, keyboards, vocals
Gianni Brunelli - drums, percussions
Gianni Sabbioni - bass, Chapman stick
Massimo Piubelli - lead vocals
Carlo Soliman - piano, keyboards
Eva Impellizzeri - viola, additional keyboards, vocals
    With
Evequartett - strings
Daniela Pase - additional backing vocals
Flamma - vocals

Media/Samples
Teaser

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Friday, March 20, 2020

Quel Che Disse Il Tuono "Il Velo Dei Riflessi"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Symphonic
LabelAMS Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 20, 2020
Tracklist
  1. Il Paradigma Dello Specchio (Primo Specchio)
  2. Figlio Dell'Uomo (Secondo Specchio)
  3. Chi Ti Cammina Accanto? (Terzo Specchio)
  4. Il Bastone e Il Serpente (Quarto Specchio)
  5. Loro Sono Me (Catarsi)
Line-up
Francesca Zanetta (Unreal City) - guitars
Niccolò Gallani (Cellar Noise) - keyboards, flute
Roberto Bernasconi - bass, lead vocals
Alessio Del Ben - drums, keyboards

Description/Reviews
A positively delicious album brimming with the treasured hallmarks of the genre, the foursome... marry the sound and feel of past greats with a modern edge, and manage to produce an appealing symphonic blend that feels familiar, but not stale. All of the aspects we love are here: the twists and turns, the dynamic arrangements, the compelling melodies, and oh my, all those vintage keyboards… simply glorious. Purists will also take comfort in the fact that the words are sung in Italian, and truth be told, that’s as it should be. There is a natural passion to singing in one’s own native tongue that cannot be replicated when delivering (or in some cases, awkwardly stumbling over) translated lyrics.
Read the full review at velvetthunder.co.uk

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JPL "Sapiens Chapitre 1 / 3 : Exordium"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelQuadrifonic - Quad-29-20
Format: CD, digital, vinyl 
Release date: March 20, 2020 (CD), April 2020 (vinyl)
Tracklist
Erectus (16:56)
1. Mastodontes (5:46)
2. Homo Sapiens (6:09)
3. Ecce Homo (5:01)

Exitium (15:55)
4. A Condition (6:14)
5. Le Chaud Et Le Froid (9:41)

Exodus (13:38)
6. Planète A (5:39)
7. Alpha Centauri (7:59)

Total Time 46:29

Line-up
Jean-Pierre Louveton (Nemo, Wolfspring): vocals, guitars, bass, virtual instruments
   With
Jean Baptiste Itier (Nemo): drums

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Christian Muenzner "Path Of The Hero"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Power Metal, Fusion
Format: CD, digital 
Release dateMarch 20, 2020
Tracklist
1. Knight Rider 03:11
2. Demon Angel
3. Blades Of The Brotherhood
4. Deep Space #11
5. Nocturne
6. Discovery
7. Wing Commander
8. Marchers Of Valhalla
9. Path Of The Hero

Line-up
Christian Muenzner - Guitars
   With
Jimmy Pitts - Keyboards
Hannes Grossmann - Drums
Jerry Twyford - Bass (1, 2, 7, 8, 9)
Linus Klausenitzer - Bass (3, 4, 6)

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The Bardic Depths "The Bardic Depths"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelGravity Dream - GD001
FormatCD, digital
Release date: March 20, 2020
Tracklist
1.  The Trenches
2.  Biting Coals
3.  Depths of TIme
   i) The Instant
   ii) The Flicker
   iii) The Moment
4.  Depths of Imagination
5.  Depths of Soul
6.  The End
7. Legacies

Line-up
Dave Bandana - Vocals, Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Percussion (3), Flute & Harmonica (6)
Brad Birzer - Spoken Word (1, 4, 5)
   With
Peter Jones (Camel, Tiger Moth Tales) – Saxophone (3), Vocals (7), Spoken Word (1)
Tim Gehrt (Streets, Steve Walsh) - Drums (1, 4, 7)
Gareth Cole (Tom Slatter, Fractal Mirror) – Guitar (3), Lead Guitar (5), 1st Guitar Solo (7)
Robin Armstrong (Cosmograf) - Backing Vocals (1, 4), Keyboards, Strings & Hammond Organ (1), Acoustic Guitars (2), Drum Programming (3, 6), Bass & 2nd Guitar Solo (7)
Paolo Limoli - Keyboards & Piano (1-6)
Kevin McCormick – Lead Guitar (1), Acoustic Guitars (3)
Glenn Codere - Backing Vocals (1, 4, 5)
John William Francis - Spoken Word (1), Marimba (2, 7)
Mike Warren - Cello (6)
Richard Krueger, Henri Strik, Scotty Scott, Andreas Mowinckel, Tony Bridgeman, Martin Holmes, Phil Ball - Spoken Word (1)
Lilly Miller - Spoken Word (4, 5)

Description/Reviews
The album revolves around friendship and its ability to get us through anything including war, with the concept centring on the literary friendship formed between J.R.R Tolkien and C. S Lewis between 1931 and 1949. 
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Teaser
Depths of Time (The Flicker)
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Ivanhoe "Blood And Gold"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelMassacre Records
Format: CD, digital
Release dateMarch 20, 2020
Tracklist
1. Midnight Bite (4:03)
2. Broken Mirror (3:51)
3. Fe Infinita (2:14)
4. Blood And Gold (5:30)
5. Martyrium (4:51)
6. If I Never Sing Another Song (3:55)
7. Solace (4:11)
8. Shadow Play (4:44)
9. Perfect Tragedy (5:14)

Total Time 38:33

Line-up
Alexander Koch - Vocals
Lars Vögtle - Guitar
Giovanni "Gio" Soulas - Bass
Richie Seibel - Keyboard
Bernd Heining - Drums

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Midnight Bite

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Dušan Jevtović "If You See Me"


Country: Serbia/Spain
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date:  March 20, 2020
Tracklist
1. Walking Seven (4:53)
2. Babe (Grannies) (6:13)
3. Blue (5:53)
4. If You See Me (5:18)
5. Something In Between (5:12)
6. Once Ocho (6:12)
7. Si Pooro (4:06)
8. Ending (2:46)

Total Time 40:33

Line-up
Dušan Jevtović - guitar
Markus Reuter - Touch guitars® AU8, live looping
Bernat Hernandez - fretless bass
Gary Husband - drums
Aleksandar Petrov - tapan (Macedonian traditional drums)

Description/Reviews
During If You See Me, Jevtović extends and arguably perfects a style that mixes western jazz fusion with Balkan folk music. Previously, there were colourful hints and subtle suggestions of this style in Jevtovic's No Answer and _Live at Home releases. However, his artistic vision to amalgamate progressive jazz fusion with a taste of the Balkans is fully realised to great effect in this album.
Read the full review by Owen Davies at dprp.net

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