Loading

Friday, March 20, 2020

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

Media/Samples 
Homo sapiens

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Friday, March 13, 2020

The Oneira "Injection"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Rockshots Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 13, 2020
Tracklist
1. Still Free To Choose (4:18)
2. Know That Feeling (6:38)
3. Edipsos (5:55)
4. Behind The Sun (3:47)
5. Make My Day (4:55)
6. Paint Your Soul (4:17)
7. Trust No One (5:19)
8. Over The Mountain (4:52)
9. Injection (7:35)

Total Time 47:36

Line-up
Filippos Gougoumis: Lead and rythm guitars, 12 strings guitar, bass, backing vocals
Manuel Ruscigno: Lead vocals
Gianpaolo “Banjo” Begnoni: Keyboards and programming
Danilo “Sakko” Saccotelli: Drums & percussion, backing vocals

Media/Samples 
Still Free To Choose

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Anubis "Homeless"


Country: Australia
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 10, 2020
Tracklist
1. Reflective
2. Entitled
3. White Ashes
4. Home
5. Homeless
6. The Tables Have Turned
7. Sirens
8. In Shadows
9. Gone

Line-up
Robert James Moulding
David Eaton
Douglas Skene (Hemina)
Dean Bennison
Anthony Stewart
Steven Eaton

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Friday, March 6, 2020

Novena "Eleventh Hour"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
LabelFrontiers Music Srl - FRCD_1018_X
Format: CD, digital
Release dateMarch 6, 2020
Tracklist
1. 22:58 (0:59)
2. 22:59 (8:00)
3. Sun Dance (4:35)
4. Disconnected (5:23)
5. Sail Away (4:30)
6. Lucidity (10:28)
7. Corazón (8:26)
8. Indestructible (4:48)
9. The Tyrant (10:31)
10. Prison Walls (15:18)

Total Time 72:58

Line-up
Ross Jennings (Haken) – Vocals
Gareth Mason – Vocals
Harrison White – Guitar / Keys
Dan Thornton – Guitar
Moat Lowe – Bass
Cameron Spence – Drums

Media/Samples 
Disconnected (Single Version)   
Indestructible

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Inner Odyssey "The Void"


Country: Canada
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 1, 2020 
Tracklist
1. Overhanging
2. The Reckoning
3. Into the Void
4. Don’t Walk way
5. I’m Fine
6. Endgame
7. Nemesis
8. Continue Without Saving
9. The Great Collapse

Line-up
Vincent Leboeuf-Gadreau : Guitars, Vocals
Étienne Doyon : Lead Vocals, Percussions, Keyboards
Alex Rancourt: Bass, Vocals
Mathieu Cossette: Keyboards, Vocals
Cédric Lepage : Drums

Media/Samples 
The Reckoning
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Friday, February 28, 2020

Intronaut "Fluid Existential Inversions"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelMetal Blade Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl 
Release dateFebruary 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Procurement of the Victuals
2. Cubensis
3. The Cull
4. Contrapasso
5. Speaking of Orbs
6. Tripolar
7. Check Your Misfortune
8. Pangloss
9. Sour Everythings

Line-up
Sacha Dunable - guitar, vocals
Joe Lester - bass
Dave Timnick - guitar, vocals, percussion
   With
Alex Rudinger (The Faceless, Whitechapel) - drums
Ben Sharp aka Cloudkicker –  guitar (3, 9)

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Opus Symbiosis "Fata Morgana"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 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

Media/Samples 
Red Light in the Sky Traffic

Links:
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Toundra "Das Cabinet des Dr.Caligari"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Instrumental Post Rock
LabelInsideOut Music
Format: CD+vinyl, digital
Release dateFebruary 28, 2020
Tracklist
01. Titelsequenz (01:40)
02. Akt I (10:50)
03. Akt II (12:12)
04. Akt III (11:35)
05. Akt IV (11:50)
06. Akt V (14:23)
07. Akt VI (10:04)

Line-up
Esteban
Alberto
Macón
Álex

Description/Reviews
This is not just an exceptional soundtrack to the quintessential German silent horror film directed by Robert Wiene that turns exactly 100 years old in 2020, it's also a dialogue with the listener with the intention of questioning ideas like manipulation, freedom and human nature itself.
Media/Samples 
I. Akt (Edit)

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives

Friday, February 14, 2020

Psychotic Waltz "The God-Shaped Void"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelInsideOut Music
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: February 14, 2020
Tracklist
1. Devils and Angels (06:29)
2. Stranded (04:49)
3. Back to Black (03:52)
4. All the Bad Men (03:59)
5. The Fallen (05:49)
6. While the Spiders Spin (05:49)
7. Pull the String (04:54)
8. Demystified (05:12)
9. Season of the Swarm (05:57)
10. Sisters of the Dawn (06:41)
11. In the Silence (05:16)

Total Time 58:47

Line-up
Dan Rock - guitar, keyboards
Devon Graves - vocals
Ward Evans - bass
Norman Leggio - drums
Brian McAlpin - guitar

Description/Reviews
Featuring their trademarked dual guitar harmonies/leads and distinctive vocals, the album effortlessly picks up right where PSYCHOTIC WALTZ left off, blending accomplished musicianship, a mystical lyrical bent, and a sound that captures the best elements of both vintage and modern eras. 
Media/Samples 
Devils And Angels

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Pendragon "Love Over Fear"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: mid-February 2020
Tracklist
1. Everything (5:58)
2. Starfish And The Moon (3:26)
3. Truth And Lies (8:21)
4. 360 Degrees (5:34)
5. Soul And The Sea (5:23)
6. Eternal Light (8:09)
7. Water (8:55)
8. Whirlwind (5:08)
9. Who Really Are We? (8:38)
10. Afraid Of Everything (5:30)

Total Time 65:02

Line-up
Nick Barrett - guitar, vocals
Clive Nolan - keyboards
Peter Gee - bass
Jan Vincent Velazco - drums
   With
Zoe Devenish - backing vocals, violin
Julian Baker - saxophone (8)

Media/Samples 
Teaser

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Mangala Vallis "Voices"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Ma.Ra.Cash Records
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: February 8, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Centre Of Life (4:45)
2. No Reason (6:47)
3. Get It While You Can (6:19)
4. The Voice Inside (6:05)
5. An End To An End (6:34)
6. Demon (7:21)
7. Sour (4:53)

Total Time 42:44

Line-up
Gigi Cavalli Cocchi - Drums and Percussions
Mirco Consolini - Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Niky Milazzo - Electric Guitars
Roberto Tiranti - Vocals
Gianfranco Fornaciari - Keyboards, Backing Vocals

Description/Reviews
The common thread of the songs in ´´Voices´´ is represented by the voices we hear from our deepest inner self, coming from our head, our heart or our soul. Voices that become louder and louder, and that need, as time goes by, the urge of coming out: to scream !! Voices that increase, little by little, their intensity, because the positive aspect of ageing is that we understand better who we are and what we want. The time has come to say stop compromising and no more suffocating our real personality. The album´s cover represents this concept: we are that planet, and those speakers represent our Voice exploding with all its self consciousness towards the rest of the world. 
Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Friday, February 7, 2020

Godsticks "Inescapable"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Alternative Rock/Metal
LabelKscope (KSCOPE652, KSCOPE1043)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 7, 2020
Tracklist
1. Denigrate (3:53)
2. Victim (6:14)
3. Relief (5:04)
4. Surrender (4:44)
5. Numb (5:08)
6. Change (9:31)
7. Breathe (5:17)
8. Time (5:48)
9. Resist (4:38)

Total Time 50:17

Bonus CD

1. Surrender (Acoustic)
2. Breathe (Acoustic)
3. Disbelief  (Acoustic)

Line-up
Darran Charles : Guitars, Vocals, Keys
Dan Nelson : Bass
Gavin Bushell: Guitar
Tom Price: Drums
   With
Daniel Tompkins (TesseracT): Vocal harmonies (1)

Description/Reviews
Musically, the band are still their heavy selves, with chugging guitar riffs, pounding bass and drums and but there are simple and catchy melodies aplenty on Inescapable that the band felt were perhaps not in abundance on previous albums. 
Media/Samples 
Denigrate

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Their Dogs Were Astronauts "Dreamcatcher"


Country: Austria
Genre(s) Instrumental Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 6, 2020
Tracklist
1. Abracadabra
2. Pinocchio
3. Lalaland
4. Unholy Aura
5. Rumpelstilzchen
6. Fata Morgana
7. Frantic Nightmare
8. Merry Go Round
9. Dreamcatcher
10. Asylum
11. Moonshine Forest
12. Wildfire

Line-up
Denis Roth
Leonard Roth

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives

Friday, January 31, 2020

Thematic "Skyrunner"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: January 31, 2020
Tracklist
1. Incarnate (1:52)
2. Skyrunner (6:06)
3. The Open Arms Of Grace (3:34)
4. Dirt And Chains (3:14)
5. The Last Boundary (5:12)
6. Silence In Thought (6:18)
7. Abyss (4:29)
8. Malice (4:32)
9. Carry The Fire (3:12)
10. Solitude (2:22)
11. Universe Bloom (5:30)
12. With Empty Hands (6:19)
13. Falling Star (3:51)
14. This Golden Day (11:54)

Total Time 68:25

Line-up
Kevin Samuel
Nate Buesching
Ryan Schmidt
Adam Cesarz

Description/Reviews
A concept album that tells of a hero’s quest to honor a promise. It is a tale of an epic journey through the fall from grace, the battle for redemption and the ultimate glory and tragedy of salvation. It is a story of honor and valor, of a tormented soul and his quest to restore the light of hope and love to a world and soul consumed by darkness. It is a story of a promise kept.
Media/Samples 
Silence in Thought
Carry the Fire
Sampler

Links:
Web page (samples)
Facebook
Progarchives

Final Conflict "Rise Of The Artisan"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelGaolhouse Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 2020 
Tracklist
1. Rise of the Artisan
2. Life #1
3. A Clockwork Echo
4. Stop & Stare
5. A River of Dreams
6. 4 Domains
7. This Pulse
8. Lights
9. The Door
10. Breaking the Cycle

Line-up
Andy Lawton - Guitars, Vocals
Brian Donkin - Guitars, Vocals
Steve Lipiec - Keyboards
Barry Elwood - Bass

Media/Samples 
Rise Of The Artisan

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

The C Sides Project "Purple Hearts Corner"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: January 2020 (digital), February 2020 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Fields
2. Into Clouds
3. Bremen
4. Engine Down
5. Purple Hearts Corner

Line-up
Allen McCarthy: Vocals and bass guitar
Sian Elson: Additional vocals
Martin Rosser (Magenta): Electric & Acoustic guitars
Kevin Dawson: Keyboards & Piano
Allan Mason-Jones (Magenta): Drums and percussion

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp (from release date)

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Yuri Gagarin "The Outskirts Of Reality"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s)Instrumental Space Rock
LabelKommun2 Records, Sound Effect Records - SER079
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release dateJanuary 31, 2020
Tracklist
1. QSO
2. Oneironaut
3. Crystal Dunes
4. Laboratory 1
5. The Outskirts Of Reality

Line-up
Christian "Crille" Lindberg: Lead guitar
Leif Göransson: Bass guitar
Stefan "Steffo" Johansson: Drums
Robin Klockerman: Synthesizers and FX
Jon Eriksson: Rhythm guitar

Description/Reviews
Based on their fundamental "Space Ritual-era-Hawkwind" template, Yuri Gagarin stay firm on their path while getting more versatile in the ideas, more evocative in their soundscapes and, most importantly, richer in their melodic approach; unlike many of their contemporaries, Yuri Gagarin, except for their ambient mastery, rely on their innate sense for melody and, almost cinematic, approach to drama. On "The Outskirts Of Reality" Yuri Gagarin present five new songs! Maybe with no lyrics, but still, these are songs, with the entire human feelings' part lying in the details; as if stuck in a never-ending spacetime continuum loop, trying to fabricate small changes each time, looking for a hole leading to eternity...
Media/Samples 
Teaser
Bandcamp (from release date)

Links:
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Mobius "Kala"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital 
Release date: January 30, 2020
Tracklist
1. A
2. Abhinivesha
3. Sharira
4. U
5. Mukti
6. Akasha
7. M
8. Bhati
9. Agni

Line-up
Xavier - Guitars
Alexandre - Bass
Adrien - Drums
Heli - Vocals
Guillaume - Keyboards

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Facebook

Saturday, January 25, 2020

Marco Bernard & Kimmo Pörsti "Gulliver"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Seacrest Oy ‎- SCR-1023
Format: CD
Release date: January 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. Overture XI (7:42)
2. Lilliput Suite (17:53)
3. The Giants (8:42)
4. The Land of the Fools (14:30)
5. Gulliver's Fourth Travel (10:17)
6. Finale (3:11)

Total Time 62:19

Line-up
Marco Bernard (The Samurai Of Prog): Rickenbacker and Shuker basses
Kimmo Pörsti (The Samurai Of Prog, Mist Season): drums and percussion
    With:
Andrea Pavoni (Greenwall): keyboards
Kari Riihimäki: guitars
Marek Arnold (Seven Steps To The Green Door, Cyril, Toxic Smile, UPF): sax
Oliviero Lacagnina (Latte e Miele): keyboards
Marco Vincini (RoverArt): vocals
Ruben Álvarez: electric guitar
Rafael Pacha: acoustic and classical guitars, recorders
Marc Papeghin: French horn and trumpet
Olli Jaakkola (Paidarion): flute
Tsuboy Akihisa: violin
Mimmo Ferri: keyboards
Carmine Capasso: guitars
Alessandro Di Benedetti (Mad Crayon, Inner Prospekt): keyboards
Daniel Fäldt (Simon Says): vocals
Federico Tetti (Mad Crayon): guitars
Massimo Sposaro: guitars
Luca Scherani (La Coscienza di Zeno): keyboards
Stefano Galifi (Museo Rosenbach, Il Tempio delle Clessidre): vocals
Steve Unruh (Resistor, The Samurai Of Prog, UPF): vocals, violin
Marcella Arganese: guitars
Alessandro Lamuraglia (Il Trono Dei Ricordi): keyboards

Media/Samples 
Teaser
Excerpts

Links:
Facebook (Kimmo Pörsti)
Facebook (Marco Bernard)

The Samurai Of Prog:
Web page
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Friday, January 24, 2020

Thoughts Factory "Elements"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Melodic Revolution Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 24, 2020
Tracklist
1. Mind Odyssey (5:33)
2. The Burden (5:20)
3. Frozen Planet (5:20)
4. Fire Away (3:57)
5. Night Fall (5:30)
6. The Shores of Sand and Time (5:53)
7. Dawn Part 1 (8:12)
8. Dawn Part 2 (3:04)
9. Our Kingdom (6:44)
10. Elements (4:27)

Total Time (54:00)

Line-up
Sven Schornstein – Keyboards
Bernd Schönegge – Bass
Chris Maldener – Drums
Markus Wittmann – Guitars
Cornelius Wurth – Vocals & Additional Guitars

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Nektar "The Other Side"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Esoteric Antenna - EANTCD1082
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: January 24, 2020
Tracklist
1. I’m on fire
2. SkyWriter
3. Love is / The Other Side
4. Drifting
5. Devil’s Door
6. The Light Beyond
7. Look Through me
8. Y Cant I B more like U (2020)

Line-up
Derek “Mo” Moore - bass, vocals
Ron Howden - drums, vocals
Randy Dembo - bass, 12-string guitar
Ryche Chlanda - guitar, vocals
Kendall Scott - keyboards

Description/Reviews
For “The Other Side” the band updated some of  ideas from 1978 which evolved in the basement of Mo Moore’s house in Chatham, New Jersey. Ron Howden, Mo and Ryche collaborated on much of the music heard on the album. The 1978 unrecorded song ‘Skypilot’ has evolved into ‘Skywriter’ in 2020.
‘I’m On Fire’ is the musical adaptation of a poem written by Mo for his soon-to-be wife, Nicki, during that same time period of 1978. The closing track, ‘Devil’s Door’, was originally performed live in 1974, but never featured on a Nektar album. Updated and recorded for this album, the song features the presence of the late Roye Albrighton on the introduction to the track, whose wonderful guitar part was taken from a live soundboard recording made in 1974.
Media/Samples 
Trailer
Devil's Door

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Childwood "Opalessence"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Fusion, Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: January 12, 2020
Tracklist
1. Eyes Wide Open (6:49)
2. Mirage (8:40)
3. Moonburst (5:10)
4. Constellation (7:34)
5. From Beyond (8:15)
6. Hear The Angels Sing (6:23)
7. Alex Vansalen - A Forest (5:55)

Total Time 48:46

Line-up
Isabel Bermejo - Vocals
Alex Vansalen - Guitars, Live Electronics
Burcu Ramazanoglu - Violin
Wietse Voermans - Alto Saxophone
Alessio Bruno - Double Bass
Ruud Voesten - Drums

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Friday, January 17, 2020

Cody Carpenter "Control"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: Blue Canoe Records
Format: digital
Release dateJanuary 17, 2020
Tracklist
1. Solidarity (4:40)
2. Unconditional (3:24)
3. Mind Shield (5:48)
4. Vivid Silver (3:19)
5. The Thief (5:31)
6. Emotional (5:20)
7. Badger's Wedding (3:48)
8. Singularity Malaise (5:02)
9. Seasons (3:03)
10. Beyond Control (6:40)

Total Time 46:35

Line-up
Cody Carpenter - keyboards, guitar (1-3,5,6,8-10), bass (8), Synth bass (3,10)
   With:
Junior Braguinha - bass (6)
Jimmy Haslip - bass (1,3-5,7)
Scott Seiver - drums (2,3,5,7,8)
Virgil Donati - drums (6)
Jimmy Branly - drums (1,10) Percussion (7)

Media/Samples 
Stream
Samples

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Sons Of Apollo "MMXX"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelInsideOut Music
FormatCD, vinyl + CD, digital
Release dateJanuary 17, 2020
Tracklist
1. Goodbye Divinity (7:15)
2. Wither To Black (4:44)
3. Asphyxiation (5:07)
4. Desolate July (5:58)
5. King Of Delusion (8:48)
6. Fall To Ascend (5:06)
7. Resurrection Day (5:51)
8. New World Today (15:50)

Total Time 58:39

Line-up
Jeff Scott Soto (Journey, Yngwie Malmsteen) - vocals
Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N’ Roses) - guitar, vocals
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X) - keyboards
Billy Sheehan  (Niacin, The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) - bass
Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Flying Colors, Transatlantic) - drums, percussion, vocals

Media/Samples 
Goodbye Divinity

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Octoplatypus "The Insidious Seven"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: December 4, 2019
Tracklist
1. Fanfare & Extravagance (2:30)
2. Giraffe Love Song (8:52)
3. Midnight (8:15)
4. Snatch (8:56)
5. Crimson Lullabies (6:37)
6. Hello, My Name Is Ted (I'm A Vagitarian) (6:30)
7. Never Give Up (3:38)
8. Mr. Delicious (15:13)
9. Walk All Over You (AC/DC Cover) (5:49)

Total Time 66:20

Line-up
Santiago Barbero – Vocals
Felipe Sahuquillo - Guitars
Ángel Nepomuceno – Guitars & Backing Vocals
Rubén Martínez – Bass
Yone Martínez-Gómez – Drums, Keys & Backing Vocals

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Facebook

Different Light "Binary Suns (Part 1 – Operant Condition)"


Country: Czechia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Progressive Gears
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 17, 2020 (digital), February 8, 2020 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Amphibians
   i. Water
   ii. Land
   iii. Sky
   iv. The Message
2. Faith
3. Spectres and Permanent Apparitions
   i. Ataraxia
   ii. Two Shadows
   iii. Small Mercies
   iv. Hand of Providence
   v. BarBrera
   vi. Synestesia
   vii. Midas Gold
4. The Answer
5. Two Faces
6. On the Borderline
   i. Talking to Strangers
   ii. Seduction
   iii. Obdession
   iv. Vindication
   v. Demonic
   vi. Now just go away

Line-up
Trevor Tabone: vocals, keyboards
Petr Lux: guitars, backing vocals
Jirka Matousek: bass guitar
David Filak: drums
   With
Lucy Lux: backing vocals

Media/Samples
Bandcamp
The Answer

Links:
Web page
Facebook 
Progarchives
Proggnosis 

David Cross & Peter Banks "Crossover"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
LabelNoisy Records - NOISY010
FormatCD, digital
Release date: January 17, 2020
Tracklist
1. Rock To A Hard Place (9:11)
2. Upshift (8:20)
3. The Smile Frequency  (5:16)
4. The Work Within (4:27)
5. Missing Time (4:10)
6. Plasma Drive (6:04)
7. Laughing Strange (7:23)
8. Crossover (4:39)

Total Time 49:30

Line-up
David Cross (King Crimson): violin
Peter Banks (Flash, Yes): guitar
   With
Jeremy Stacey (King Crimson): drums (1, 7)
Geoff Downes (Asia, Yes, Jerusalem): keys (1)
Tony Kaye (Flash, Circa:, Yes): Hammond organ (2, 7)
Billy Sherwood (Circa:, Conspiracy, Yes): bass (2, 6)
Oliver Wakeman: Rhodes piano (2, 3, 6), grand piano (2), Moog synthesizer (2, 6), synthesizer (3), strings (6), organ (6)
Jay Schellen (Circa:, Conspiracy, ASIA Featuring John Payne, GPS): drums (2)
Randy Raine-Reusch: world instruments (3)
Andy Jackson: sound effects (4)
Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Stick Men, O.R.k.): drums (6), drum synth (6)
Tony Lowe (Bram Stoker, ESP): additional bass, keys and string parts
Adrian Benavides: sonic manipulation (6)

Media/Samples 
Sampler

Links:
Web page (David Cross)
Facebook (David Cross)
Progarchives (David Cross)
Proggnosis

Markus Reuter featuring Fabio Trentini and Asaf Sirkis "Truce"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Fusion
LabelMoonJune Records - MJR100
FormatCD, digital
Release date: January 17, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Truce (11:56)
2. Swoonage (3:25)
3. Bogeyman (7:28)
4. Be Still My Brazen Heart (8:46)
5. Power Series (9:03)
6. Let Me Touch Your Batman (9:52)
7. Gossamer Things (11:50)

Total Time 62:20

Line-up
Markus Reuter (Stick Men, Crimson ProjeKct, Tuner): Touch Guitars® AU8, Live Looping
Fabio Trentini: Wal Fretless Bass, Bass Synthesizer
Asaf Sirkis: Acoustic Drums

Description/Reviews
Ably supported by the fiery, inspired rhythms ..., the trio ventures through a melange of exotic sonic fare which pushes the boundaries of the traditional power trio well beyond established norms. Transcending his ‘Fripp disciple’ credentials, Reuter rips through this soaring, imaginative set in true authoritarian fashion: establishing, in a most convincing, demonstrative manner, that – beyond being one of the world’s foremost avant-garde performers and composers – Markus is one of the electric guitar’s most capable, imaginative modern representatives.
This Markus Reuter trio is a nuanced, highly-potent-yet-sensitive, forward thinking retake on the classic format — and “Truce” is the spellbinding evidence. Frequently channeling the ‘axe-wielding madman’ side of his musical persona, Markus Reuter doesn’t hold back on this album, takes no prisoners and leaves the dead to bury their own in his wake! For those with a robust palette for all things musically creative, there’s plenty to sink your teeth into here. 
Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Proggnosis

Monday, January 13, 2020

M-Opus "Origins"


Country: Ireland
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelRude Chord Recordings
FormatCD, digital
Release date: January 13, 2020
Tracklist
1. Overture (3:44)
2. Accidents Will Happen (3:21)
3. Please Don't Let Me Go (3:26)
4. Can't Blame Me (3:20)
5. A Perfect Day For Flight (6:40)
6. Mr. McKee (5:05)
7. Find My Way Back Home (6:26)
8. Krown On The Coastline (4:47)
9. Welcome To White Rose (0:45)
10. Mystery At The Ministry (4:41)
11. Midnight On The White Rose (4:23)
12. Complete The Machine (2:21)
13. Waiting To Be (4:59)
14. Labyrinth (4:31)
15. Armed Gods (2:14)
16. At The Lab (3:30)
17. Never Giving Up On Your Love (3:07)
18. 2048 Numbers (7:46)
19. Emergency Exit (2:25)
20. Troubled Minds (6:03)
21. Hide And Seek (5:29)
22. Holy War (3:05)
23. Empty Shells (5:00)
24. Fireworks (2:20)
25. The Big Swindle (4:34)
26. Violet Alone (4:49)
27. Don't You Want To Feel My Heart (4:11)
28. Infinite Within (23:47)

Total Time 136:49

Line-up
Jonathan Casey (David Cross) - Vocals as Miller, Keyboards, Bass, Guitar
Mark Grist - Vocals as Master of Ceremonies, Drums
Colin Sullivan - Guitar, Narration
   With
Anto Drennan - Guitar on 2048 Numbers
Conor McGouran - Guitar on Midnight On The White Rose
Michael Buckley - Flute on Empty Shells

Singers:
Jonah - Danny McCormack
Violet - Sandi Jane Hyland
Krown - Eoghan McLaughlin
Minister Fiennes - Stella Bass

Actors:
Violet - Sharon Mannion
Jonah - Danny Kehoe
Krown - Eoghan McLaughlin
Minister Fiennes - Stella Bass
Vincent - Charlie Kranz
Henchman - Graeme Singleton
Beach Android - Tomoko Okamoto
Professor - Ron Garner
White Rose Voice - Tamara Markus

Media/Samples 
Stream

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives

Moon Halo "Chroma"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Pop
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 13, 2020
Tracklist
  1. The web
  2. Seize the day
  3. Chroma
  4. The veil
  5. Parachute
  6. Somebody save us
  7. What's your name
  8. Seventh heaven
  9. Let me out
  10. Awoken
  11. Across the great divide
  12. Rise up
  13. Don’t let it end like this
Line-up
Iain Jennings (Mostly Autumn, Breathing Space): Keyboards, Programming
Mark Atkinson (Riversea, Lee Abraham, Nine Stones Close): Vocals, Acoustic Guitar (4, 6, 8)
Dave Clements (Riversea): Bass
   With
Alex Cromarty (Riversea, Mantra Vega, Heather Findlay): Drums
Martin Ledger (Heather Findlay): Guitars (1-9, 11-13)
Anne-Marie Helder (Karnataka, Panic Room): Backing Vocals (1, 4, 8, 10, 12)
Olivia Sparnenn-Josh (Breating Space, Mostly Autumn): Additional Vocals (13)
Janine Atkinson (Riversea): Backing Vocals (2, 7, 9, 12)
Tammy Pawson: Additional Backing Vocals (5)
Mikey Gibson: Guitars (10), Additional Guitars (5)

Media/Samples 
Trailer
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Home Brewed Universe "The Time Thief"


Country: India
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Post Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release dateJanuary 8, 2020
Tracklist
1. Divergent Boulevard
2. Mind Tree
3. He Who Cannot Be Remembered
4. Loop In Translation
5. The Joker And The Thief
6. Silhouettes Rising
7. Surrender And Exist Everywhere
8. Never Forever. Ever Whomever.
9. Loop In Translation (Ambient Chill Remix)
10. Mind Tree (Acoustic Nirvana Remix)

Line-up
Arka Sengupta - everything

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Facebook

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Dyscordia "Delete / Rewrite"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s)Progressive Power Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: January 7, 2020
Tracklist
1. Delete / Rewrite (5:53)
2. This House (4:52)
3. Rage (5:35)
4. The Curse Of Mediocracy (5:29)
5. Merry Go Round (5:34)
6. Castle High (5:18)
7. The Cards Have Turned (4:27)
8. Stranger To The Dark (6:45)
9. Silent Tears (7:46)

Total Time 51:39

Line-up
Piet Overstijns - Vocals
Stefan Segers - Vocals & Guitars
Martijn Debonnet - Guitars & Backings
Guy Commeene - Lead guitars
Wouter Nottebaert - Bass & Backings
Wouter Debonnet - Drums

Description/Reviews
Although guitarist Stefan Seegers contributes a fair bit of deathly grunting throughout the album, the band’s outlook is generally on the melodic side; Second track This House manages to combine muscle and melody quite nicely, with all three guitarists playing with sufficient restraint in the service of the song. Things might get a little ‘over beefy’, if you follow my drift, with eighteen strings ploughing away at the same time, but never do you walk away from a song feeling battered by overkill. And that’s a good sign.
Read the full review by Ferry Templeton at sentineldaily.com.au

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp
Delete/Rewrite

Links:
Web page
Facebook

Friday, January 3, 2020

Tyler Kamen "Voyage Through The Intermediate State"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: January 3, 2020
Tracklist
1. Walking With The Ghost Of Samsara: Part 1 - She Walks Around (3:59)
2. Walking With The Ghost Of Samsara: Part 2 - The Stone Of Eternal Balance (1:24)
3. Walking With The Ghost Of Samsara: Part 3 - Shine A Light (1:29)
4. Walking With The Ghost Of Samsara: Part 4 - Walk Out (3:41)
5. Battle Of The Hemispheres: Part 1 - The Anarchist Vs. Yama (4:33)
6. Battle Of The Hemispheres: Part 2 - Cerebrum/Cerebellum (2:26)
7. Battle Of The Hemispheres: Part 3 - Venus In Virgo (2:53)
8. Battle Of The Hemispheres: Part 4 - When Left Becomes Right (1:44)
9. Dawning Of Eternal Summer: Part 1 - The Tome (3:06)
10. Dawning Of Eternal Summer: Part 2 - Yamantaka's Incantation (2:33)
11. Dawning Of Eternal Summer: Part 3 - Passing Through (1:05)
12. Dawning Of Eternal Summer: Part 4 - Dance Of The Dead (3:33)
13. The Final Road: Part 1 - Black Cadillac (5:15)
14. The Final Road: Part 2 - Highway Light (1:02)
15. The Final Road: Part 3 - The Others (2:17)
16. The Final Road: Part 4 - Taking The Form Of Demetrius (2:00)

Total Time 43:00

Line-up
Tyler Kamen - everything

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Facebook

Karfagen "Birds of Passage"


Country: Ukraine
Genre(s)Symphonic
LabelCaerllysi Music
FormatCD, digital
Release date: January 3, 2020
Tracklist
1. Birds of Passage (Part 1): (22:40)
- a) Your Grace
- b) Against the Southern Sky
- c) Sounds That Flow
- d) Chanticleer
- e) Tears from the Eyelids Start (Part 1)
2. Birds of Passage (Part 2): (21:11)
- a) Eternity's Sun Rise
- b) Echoing Green
- c) Showers from the Clouds of Summer
- d) Tears from the Eyelids Start (Part 2)
    Bonus Tracks:
3. Spring (Birds Delight) (4:34)
4. Sunrise (5:23)
5. Birds (Short Introduction) (3:19) - Digital download only

Total Time: 57:07

Line-up
Antony Kalugin: keys, vocals, percussion, penny flute, arrangements, programming
Mathieu Spaeter: electric guitars
Konstantin Ionenko: bass
Viktor Syrotin: drums
Tim Sobolev: vocals
Olha Rostovska: vocals
Aleksandr Pavlov: nylon guitar
Alexandr Pastuchov: bassoon
Maria Baranovska: violin
Elena Kushiy: flute

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Seconds Before Landing "Cosmonaut"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, Space Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: January 2, 2020
Tracklist
1. Weightless (0:40)
2. Life (3:02)
3. My Best Friend (5:25)
4. March In To Klushino (5:07)
5. Training (1:59)
6. Waterfall (3:37)
7. Close To Heaven (5:48)
8. Yuri Speaks (1:20)
9. 36 Dogs (5:30)
10. It's Time Now (5:30)
11. One Minute To Launch (2:51)
12. Answer Me (5:22)
13. Cosmonaut (8:31)
14. Oh How I Miss You (3:00)
15. The End (3:22)

Total Time 61:04

Line-up
John Crispino : Composer, Vocals, Drums and Percussion, Synths, Bass Synth, Loops and Effects
J.D. Garrison & Guy Bar Tor - Bass Guitars
Eric Maldonado, Steve Schuffert - Lead Guitars
Rick Witkowski - Rhythm and Acoustic Guitars
Jamie Peck - Steinway Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet Solo
Vanessa Campagna - Vocals

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook 
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Soniq Theater "Fortune Tunes"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock, Electronica
FormatCD-R, digital
Release date: January 1, 2020
Tracklist
1. Bringer Of Good Luck (4:33)
2. Tarot Cards (5:56)
3. Fortune Teller (5:46)
4. Andromadeus (4:46)
5. The Pendulum (1:02)
6. The Prophecy (7:10)
7. Crystal Ball (0:49)
8. Fortunate Coincidences (4:47)
9. Second Sight (3:23)
10. Inner Visions (visionary Mix) (7:10)
11. Ouija Board (0:45)
12. Ritual (4:32)
13. Nostradamus (4:56)

Total Time 55:35

Line-up
Alfred Mueller (Rachel's Birthday) - everything

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp (name your price)

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis

Tombstone Eyes "Land In The Sky"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Psychedelic, Stoner
Label: Akashic Records Unlimited
Format: vinyl, digital 
Release date: January 1, 2020 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Hydrogen Fog (1:38)
2. Solar Barge (16:06)
3. Precession Of The Sun (4:41)
4. Hungry Ghosts (6:56)
5. Black Knight Satellite (4:02)
6. Walking Shadows (8:57)
7. Showman's Rest (1:41)

Total Time 44:01

Line-up
Brownstone - Bass, Organ, Synth & Vocals
John Brown - Lead Guitar
Mustafa Daka - Drums & Percussion
Jason Sipe

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp 

Links:
Facebook

Ekos "Instinto"


Country: Mexico
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: January 1, 2020 (digital), February 9, 2020 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Vuelve a Mirar (6:01)
2. Fiel Obsesión (4:39)
3. Mi Vida en Ti (4:31)
4. Creando Vacíos (14:43)
5. En - Contraste (5:14)
6. Mi Última Voz (8:29)

Total Time 43:37

Line-up
Ana Camelo - Keyboards and vocals
Jesús Torres - Guitars and vocals
Víctor Juárez - Bass guitar
Carlos Clériga - Drums

Media/Samples 
Vuelve a mirar

Links:
Web page
Facebook
Progarchives
Proggnosis