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Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Wolf You Feed "...And the Wild Returns"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: MusikÖ-Eye - ME13
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Fight With A Smile (4:53)
2. Victory (6:49)
3. He Who Brings Destruction (4:31)
4. Next To Nothing (2:10)
5. Come Along The Shadows (4:10)
6. 10,000 Eyes (4:27)
7. Dress Code Blood (Hidden Demon) (4:20)
8. In The Sea Of Insanity (9:22)
9. No Nature, No Future (1:32)

Total Time 42:14

Line-up
Nash Vigier: Lead & backing vocals
Karim Attoumane: Electric and classical guitars, keyboards & backing vocals
Grégory Breton: Fretted and fretless bass guitars & backing vocals
Aurélien Ouzoulias (Mörglbl): Drums
   With
Caroline Pauvert: Viola
Octavio Angarita: Cello
Emmanuel Trouvé: Piano
Laëtitia Faure, Muriel Adde, Morgane L’Hostis, Megan Bonsard, Max Besnard, Fabrice Mage, Bruce Oweni & Sebastiao Saramago: Choir
Megan Bonsard, Bruce Oweni & Grégory Breton: Narration
Grégory Breton & Joseph Sardin: Sound effects

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Teaser

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Kilter "Axiom"


Country: USA/France
Genre(s): Instrumental Avant Jazz-Rock/Metal, Fusion
Label: Alter-Nativ
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 28, 2020
Tracklist
01. Ax & Spear (4:04)
02. Beasts Of Summation [Intro] (1:35)
03. Out Of Kilter (6:12)
04. Beasts Of Summation [Outro] (1:17)
05. New Sun (1:34)
06. Vandermeer (1:22)
07. From the Caves Of Quarum (5:23)
08. Detention (0:48)
09. Kafkanated (3:18)
10. Pluto Is Not Just Rock (4:51)
11. Pitiless Garment (1:45)
12. Mover’s Acid (2:30)
13. Behind Your Door (2:53)
14. Spherical Bastards (6:11)

Total Time – 43:23

Line-up
Kenny Grohowski – Drums
Ed Rosenberg III – Saxophones
Laurent David – Bass
   With:
Andromeda Anarchia – Vocals (3, 12)
Per Nilsson (Meshuggah) – Guitar (14)

Description/Reviews
Kilter are, without doubt, a power trio. One of the most powerful trios I’ve come across, and almost immediately reminiscent of another powerful trio, Zu. ... Zorn and Zappa crossed and mutilated into a frenzied attack of avant-garde jazz-metal fusion. It’s a gloriously dissonant mix of free jazz, RIO, noise rock and metal.
Read the full review by Nick Hudson at theprogressiveaspect.net

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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)

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Bandcamp

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Sleeping Pandora "Signs In The Sky"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Space Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 28, 2020 (digital), April 2020 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Raytracing (9:03)
2. Mandarine (11:02)
3. Floating High (16:51)
4. Tears (10:50)
5. The Dome (14:00)
6. Touching Moon (12:08)

Total Time 73:54

Line-up
Mathias Rosmann (Cosmic Fall) - All instruments and programming

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp (name your price)

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Slift "Ummon"


Country: France
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Space Rock, Krautrock
Label: Vicious Circle, Stolen Body Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl, cassette
Release date: February 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Ummon (5:45)
2. It's Coming... (8:29)
3. Thousand Helmets Of Gold (4:52)
4. Citadel On A Satellite (10:07)
5. Hyperion (4:27)
6. Altitude Lake (6:04)
7. Sonar (5:05)
8. Dark Was Space, Cold Were The Stars (5:55)
9. Aurore Aux Confins (2:48)
10. Sơn Đông's  Cavern (5:15)
11. Lions, Tigers And Bears (13:18)

Total Time 72:05

Line-up
Jean Fossat - Guitar, Synthesizer, Vocals
Rémi Fossat - Bass, Vocals
Canek Flores - Drums, Percussion, Organ

Description/Reviews
Ummon is not a record for the faint of heart. It’s 72 minutes of garage-kraut-doom (or maybe doom-garage-kraut) with barely any breathing room. Huge, abrasive walls of guitar dominate this record, while chaotic bursts of noise pummel the listener. The band members themselves give fair warning on how key repetition is to this album’s sound on their Bandcamp page (or, as they phrase it, “r r e e p p e e t t i i t t i i o o n n”). With all this in mind, if you’re willing to give it a shot, this album is highly rewarding.
Read the full review at theeliteextremophile.com

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Bandcamp

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Giorgi Mikadze "Georgian Microjamz"


Country: Georgia
Genre(s): Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Folk
Label: RareNoise Records - RNR116
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 28, 2020
Tracklist
01. Metivuri (3:43)
02. Dumba Damba (9:34)
03. Shedzakhili (1:03)
04. Elesa (8:46)
05. Mirangula (1:10)
06. Moaning (7:08)
07. Racha (1:20)
08. Maglonia (7:25)
09. Gelato (0:35)
10. Kartlos Blues (5:52)
11. Gurian Lullaby (2:45)
12. Lazhghvash (4:22)
13. Tseruli (2:43)

Total Time – 56:00

Line-up
Giorgi Mikadze – Microtonal Keyboards
David Fiuczynski – Fretless Guitars
Panagiotis Andreou – Fretless Bass
Sean Wright – Drums
    With:
Basiani Ensemble – Vocals (4, 12, 13)
Nana Valishvili – Vocals (6)

Description/Reviews
According to the the PR that came with the album, Georgian Microjamz is, as the title suggests, a hybrid of traditional Georgian folk music and progressive microtonal jazz. But the hybrid is quite clearly skewed toward Mikadze’s original compositions, with any traditional folk pieces serving only as inspiration, and only three tracks on the album being arrangements of traditional Georgian folk songs.
Read the full review by Nick Hudson at theprogressiveaspect.net

Also read the review by S. Victor Aaron at somethingelsereviews.com

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Bandcamp
Dumba Damba

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Elds Mark "Elds Mark"


Country:  Norway
Genre(s): Instrumental Prog Folk
LabelPancromatic Records (vinyl) - PLP2040
Formatvinyl, digital
Release date: February 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Telg og Sti (5:25)
2. Stova (3:24)
3. Spor (4:32)
4. Lauvdal I (2:27)
5. Varder (4:41)
6. Jordreis (4:18)
7. Lauvdal II (3:15)
8. Vår Skog (4:04)
9. Sunket (1:48)
10. Elds Fall (6:10)
11. Vandring (3:25)

Total Time 43:29

Line-up
R.E. Turitrøen - Flute, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Hammond Organ, Synth, Clavinet, Mellotron, Piano
C.E. Berg - Drums, Percussion, Guitar, Other

Description/Reviews
Stunning new sideproject from members of Jordsjø. Elds Mark is an instrumental affair that tries for and succesfully captures the feel of Scandinavian progressive rock of the 70s.  As I listen through the album I'm constantly reminded of the first Ragnarok album. (lasercd.com)
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Tom Doncourt "Lantern"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Experimental, Alternative, Art Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: February 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Treetops (4:46)
2. Lantern (4:14)
3. Invisible Fire (3:38)
4. Barrier (4:42)
5. Constellation Orpheus (3:38)
6. The Vine (3:02)
7. Stone (6:38)
8. Teotihuacan (2:34)
9. Lost On Long Island (4:02)
10. Plasma (4:06)

Total Time 41:20

Line-up
Tom Doncourt (Cathedral) - Mellotrons, Chamberlin, keyboards, other percussion and additional sounds
    With
Eunice Wobble Wong - lead voice (1-4, 6, 7, 9, 10)
Mattias Olsson  (Anglagard) - drums, percussion (1, 3, 4, 9)
Chuck Bernklau - bass (1, 4, 9)

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Bandcamp (name your price)

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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)
II. Akt (Edit)

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Eden "Miasto szczęśliwych ludzi"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
LabelGAD Records
Format: CD
Release date: February 28, 2020
Tracklist
1. Eksperyment nr 1
2. Scherzo
3. Słoneczna polana
4. Dżungla
5. Sen
6. Małe inwencje
7. Wielka zabawa
8. Opowieści wiatru
9. Daleka podróż
10. Kłopoty z zegarami
11. Rock and roll (Bonus Track)

Line-up
Tadeusz Bajewski – guitar, vibraphone
Maciej Kubicki – bass
Wacław Laskowski – percussion (1, 3-5, 7-10)
Wojciech Borkowski – percussion (2, 6, 11)
Krzysztof Leniak – flute
Danuta Ławrynowicz - backing vocals (11)

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Samples
Eksperyment nr 1

Friday, February 28, 2020

My Arrival "Satur9 & Indigo"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Atmospheric Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 27, 2020
Tracklist
1. Intro / Ending Theme (1:54)
2. Gone (3:40)
3. Pale White Dot (5:12)
4. Strange Machine (5:23)
5. Satur9 & Indigo (4:18)
6. Null Echo (3:03)
7. Come Undone (4:36)
8. Failure Of A Grand Design (4:57)
9. Full Dark No Stars (3:15)
10. Close Your Eyes (4:48)
11. Outro / Home (2:36)

Total Time 43:42

Line-up
Ben van Gastel (Sylvium) - guitars, keyboards
Fred Boks (Excluded Opportunities, Sylvium) - bass, drums, keyboards
Richard de Geest (Ghost, Sylvium) - vocals

Description/Reviews
...My Arrival offers music that is keyboard-led, more than anything else.  It is gentle, reserved, and laser-focused on melody.  It lathers, bubbles, and foams with luxurious, pulsating beauty.
Don’t get me wrong here: the album has plenty of wonderful instrumentals and guitar work, including some great solos.  It has moments of oomph and energy.  However, the album almost doesn’t qualify as “rock”, per se.  It has more pop elements found in the rich, catchy choruses and the milder style.  You will also hear plenty of electronic elements, making for an album fomenting with atmosphere and space.  In the end, exploring this style feels even more ambitious than just creating another progressive rock album.
Read the full review by Jason Spencer at theprogmind.com

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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Twin Pyramid Complex "Qualia Against The Herd"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Formatdigital 
Release dateFebruary 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. Qualia (4:36)
2. Genom (3:51)
3. The Reign (3:23)
4. In Debt (4:14)
5. Proclaims (4:15)
6. High Charity (4:20)
7. Degeneration (6:39)
8. Inställsamheten (6:05)

Total Time 36:03

Line-up
Lowe Marklund - Guitar, vocals
Egor Marachuuk - Bass
Vladimir Skripnik - Drums

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Sintonia Distorta "A piedi nudi sull'Arcobaleno"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelLocanda del vento (Lizard Records) - LDV016
FormatCD, digital
Release date: February 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. Solo un Sogno (...dimmi che ti basta) (9:55)
2. A piedi nudi sull'Arcobaleno (7:46)
3. Alibi (7:08)
4. Sabri (3:41)
5. La rivincita di Orfeo (9:52)
6. Madre Luna (7:40)

Total Time 46:02

Line-up
Simone Pesatori - Vocals
Fabio Tavazzi - Bass, Vocals
Giampiero Manenti - Keyboards, Vocals
Claudio Marchiori - Guitars
Giovanni Zeffiro - Drums, Vocals
Marco Miceli - Flute, Sax
    With
Roberto Tiranti
Luca Colombo
Paolo Viani
I musici cantori di Milano

Media/Samples 
Trailer
Solo un Sogno (...dimmi che ti basta)
A piedi nudi sull'Arcobaleno
Stream
Progstreaming

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Sectile "Falls Apart"


Country: Ireland
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Hunt (4:37)
2. Archetypes (5:43)
3. Black Cloud (5:45)
4. Boreal Void (7:18)
5. Daggers (6:52)
6. Favourite Sin (5:59)
7. Dying Of The Lights: Purpose / Silence / Aethernity (12:49)

Total Time 49:03

Line-up
Mark O'Reilly - Guitar
Cormac Hennigan - Bass
Gabriel Gaba - Vocals
Zachary Newman - Drums
Marcelo Varge - Guitar
   With
Michael Sheridan - Guitar, Synth

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Fluance featuring Duncan Mackay "Lunacy"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelBelle Antique
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 25, 2020 (CD), March 12, 2020 (digital)
Tracklist
  1. Lunacy
  2. Deprivation
  3. It Doesn't Matter
  4. Hanging Out
  5. Just Call 
  6. Greatest Friend
  7. Then, You Remember
  8. You Are Not Alone
  9. Try Not To Drown
Line-up
Marty Prior - Bass
Jane Lane - Piano
Philip Lane - Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Piano, Synths, Guitar and Percussion
Jonny Welburn - Drums, Percussion and Backing Vocals
Duncan Mackay (Alan Parsons Project, Camel, 10CC, Kate Bush) - Organ, Piano, Synths
    With
Barry James Thomas - Lead Guitar (4)
Mark Montana - Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Tom Stedman - Guitar (2)
Henrik Lundgren - Acoustic Guitar (5)
Tony Skeggs - Acoustic Guitar (4)
Steve Cooper - Sax
Kerri-Ann Collins aka Kes C - Vocals (9)
Jenni Lane - Backing Vocals
Henry Lane - Intro and Outro Piano (3)
Michael Lane - Power Tools and Piano Harp solo (8)

Description/Reviews
Lunacy is an album of melodic Prog Rock music, very much reminiscent of Pink Floyd. It has been recorded using the instrumentation and production techniques available in the 1970's in the heyday of the Prog Rock genre.
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7th Overture "These Words Remain"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. Story Of "Innocents", Pt. 1 (8:01)
2. Story Of "Innocents", Pt. 2 (12:19)
3. Final Hours (9:11)
4. This Cold Darkness (8:03)
5. Under The Sun (7:17)
6. These Words Remain (26:29)

Total Time 71:20

Line-up
Shane Rocke - Keyboards
J.W. Hoffman - Guitar
T. Lane - Bass
Troy C.T.- Drums, Percussion
Dwayne Carr - Lead Vocals
    With
Jeff Scheetz - Guitar (6)

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Stream 1
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Gabriel "New Life"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 24, 2020 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Free As A Bird (7:18)
2. Karmatic (7:19)
3. Angel's Call (8:15)
4. New Life (9:09)
5. Awakening (1:26)
6. Shining Spark (6:42)
7. Free As A Bird Extended (17:56)

Total Time 58:05

Line-up
Gabriel Agudo (Bad Dreams, Steve Rothery, In Continuum) - Lead Vocals, Guitar
René Bosc - Guitars, Bass, Percussion
Hélène Collerette - Violin
Steve Rothery (Marillion) - Guitar
Clive Nolan (Pendragon/Arena) - Keyboards
Dave Kerzner (Sound of Contact, In Continuum)
Marco Minnemanm (The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson) - Drums
John Wesley (Porcupine Tree) - Guitar
Jan Vincent Velazco (Pendragon) - Drums
Fernando Perdomo - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Drums
Christophe Lebled - Keyboards
Heiner Scob - Steinway piano
Paris Session Orchestra

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Pyramid "Amnesty"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital 
Release date: February 24, 2020
Tracklist
1. Amnesty
2. Autonomous
3. Vengeance
4. Ultimate Desire
5. Onslaught
6. Meander
7. Of All Time
8. Them
9. Instill

Line-up
Lance Sawyer - Bass
Gabe Pietrzak - Guitar
Chris Quirarte (Prymary, Redemption, Euphoria Station) - Drums
Joey Izzo (Arch Echo) - Keyboards
Adam Bentley (Arch Echo) - Guitar
Renzo Favaro - Vocals

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Monday, February 24, 2020

TIRÐÜS "Redux"


Country: Kazakhstan
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Shaitan
Format: digital
Release date: February 23, 2020
Tracklist
1. To Oblivion (3:45)
2. Lovewithin (4:40)
3. Green Divine (3:28)
4. Rot (3:01)
5. Goodbye (4:05)
6. River (3:56)
7. Skylines (3:41)
8. Mom (4:31)

Total Time 31:07

Line-up
Yerzhan Japarov — vocals
Anton Mikloshich — guitar
Maxim Kovalev — guitar
Timur Baltabekov — bass guitar
Alexey Lyssenko — drums

Media/Samples 
To Oblivion
Green Divine
River
Deezer

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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Satyr "Locus"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Post-Hardcore, Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 21, 2020
Tracklist
1. Apogee (3:07)
2. Perigee (3:28)
3. Aesop (3:31)
4. Bird (3:11)
5. Not To Scale (3:56)
6. Mushroom (3:03)
7. Pathing (3:33)
8. Levitator (3:24)
9. Picayune (3:51)
10. Null (4:30)

Total Time 35:34

Line-up
Michael "Soup" Campbell - guitar/scream vocals
Janald "JD" Long - guitar/clean vocals
Calvin "Dolphin" Cox - bass
Brody "Brody" Smith - drums

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Drowning Steps "The Echo of a Distant Past"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: February 21, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Source Of Imagination (3:50)
2. Gold Through My Eyes (7:41)
3. Where Is My Life (5:27)
4. The Inner Silence (8:45)
5. Affected (3:07)
6. The Echo Of A Distant Past (9:31)

Total Time 38:21

Line-up
Caio Claro: Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Nylon Guitar Solo (3), Electric Guitar (2, 6), Arrangements and Sound Manipulation
Tiago Pierucci: Keyboards, Synthesizers, Effects, Organ, Piano, Background Vocals (2), Arrangements and Sound Manipulation
   With
Fabricio Mendonça: Drums, Percussion and Shaker
Henrique Oliveira: Electric Guitar (2)
Leonardo Gonçalves: Bass Guitar (2, 4)
Léo Skinner: Bass Guitar (6)
Vinicius Batista: Electric Guitar (4, 6)

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Deep Energy Orchestra "The Return"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
Label: 7D Media
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 21, 2020
Tracklist
1. Moksha - I. The Village / II. The Battle (4:48)
2. Moksha - III. The Journey (4:38)
3. Moksha - IV. The Return (7:31)
4. Zyryab (by Paco De Lucia) (4:31)
5. Call Of Kali (7:31)
6. Grapes For Khan (6:29)
7. Resolve (with Fareed Haque) (9:24)
8. Mysterious World (with SMCO) (5:16)

Total Time 50:08

Line-up
Jason Everett aka Mister E - 7-string fretless bass, 6-string acoustic bass
Fareed Haque - guistar, guitar
V. Selvaganesh - kanjira, konnokol, custom drum kit (1)
Suhail Yusuf Khan - sarangi (1)
Vishal Nagar - tabla (1)
Eric “Doc” Smith  - zendrum (1, 6, 8)
Steve Sklar - throat singing (1, part iii)
Trey Gunn (King Crimson) - Warr touch guitar (5, 6, 8)
Radhika Iyer - electric violin (5, 6, 7, 8)
Chaz Hastings - tabla (5, 6, 8)
Anil Prasad - tabla (7)
Rachel Nesvig - violin (5, 6, 8)
Aleida Gerhels - viola (5, 6, 8)
Phil Hirschi - cello (5, 6, 8)
Karin Choo - violin (1, part iv)
Gaye Detzer - viola (1, part iv)
Annie Roberts - cello (1, part iv)
George Heidorn - double bass (1, part iv)
Wesley Peterson - drum kit (1, part iv)
Ken Jacobsen - guitar (1, part iv)
Don Gunn - drum kit (5)
Ujwal Nagar - vocal (1, part iv,)
Neyvili Radhakrishna - double-neck violin (1, part iv)

The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber Orchestra (8):
Geoffrey Larson - conductor
Rachel Nesvig - violin I and concertmaster
Thao Huynh - violin I
Caroline Faflak - violin I
Lauren Eastman - violin II
Eena Vukosavljev - violin II
Janet Utterback-peck - violin II
Tricia Wu - viola
Aleida Gehrels - viola
Julia Adams - viola
Mary Riles - cello
Phil Hirschi - cello
Bryan Kolk - double bass
Joshua Romatowski - flute
Emily Ostrom - oboe
Jenny Ziefel - clarinet
David Sloan - trumpet
Clarisse Benson - bassoon
Suzanne Feinstein - french horn
Sue Perry - french horn

Description/Reviews
Deep Energy Orchestra blends sounds and rhythms from Prog Rock, Classical, funk, Indian, and Flamenco styles
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Geoff Barone "The Darkest Of Summers"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 21, 2020
Tracklist
1. In The Present Moment
2. Undici
3. The Sky Looks Different Here 04:27
4. Sidewalk 05:17
5. Thousand Yard Stare
6. The Man Who Couldn't Say
7. The Darkest Of Summers
8. Mourning Prelude
9. When Your Mourning Comes
10. Mourning Postlude
11. Goodbye Cold City

Line-up
Geoff Barone: All instruments, vocals
   Except:
Jesse Martin: Violin stunts (5)
Lilyanna Barone: Heartbeat (5)
Mathew Pike: Ambient vocals (7)
Devin Barone: Trumpet (1), Voice on intro (11)

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The Spacelords "Spaceflowers"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Instrumental Psychedelic, Space Rock
LabelTonzonen Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 21, 2020
Tracklist
1. Cosmic Trip
2. Frau Kuhnkes Kosmos
3. Spaceflowers

Line-up
Marcus Schnitzler: Drums
Matthias “Hazi” Wettstein: Guitars
Erhard “Akee” Kazmaier:  Bass

Description/Reviews
Whether they’re in the studio or not, the trio emit a cosmic vibe of marked depth, and in the three extended pieces of Spaceflowers, they bloom in true fashion, each one seeming to spread out in all directions at once, circular petals opening wide to catch the light of some strange sunlight and thereby be sustained. To say the least, 24-minute opener and longest track (immediate points) “Cosmic Trip” is nothing if not aptly named.
Read the full review at theobelisk.net

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Spaceflowers

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Hopescure "Nostalgia"


Country: Luxembourg
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: M & O Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 21, 2020
Tracklist
1. Liar (4:54)
2. Hate (7:48)
3. Love, Pt. 1 (3:32)
4. Reflection (6:27)
5. Transition (5:07)
6. Pain (7:52)
7. Mislead (6:06)
8. Anger (8:25)
9. Dreaming (1:52)

Total Time 52:03

Line-up
Andy Abrantes: Vocals, Piano
Patrice Diasio: Bass
Alexandre Klein: Drums, Percussion
Kevin Roy : Guitar, Piano

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Stream 1
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Deezer

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Friday, February 21, 2020

Oddious "A Mind Full Of Secrets And Thoughts"


Country: Greece
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: February 20, 2020
Tracklist
1. Washed Away (5:25)
2. Stranger (5:00)
3. Expectations (7:50)
4. Nothing (5:32)
5. A Mind Full Of Secrets (5:48)
6. A Mindful Of Thoughts (3:13)
7. Out Strum Mental (8:02)
8. Equilibrium, Pt. 1 (2:45)
9. My Own Life (5:28)
10. Equilibrium, Pt. 2 (2:05)

Total Time 51:08

Line-up
Evans Stromatias - Bass
Alex Savvidis - Guitars, Keyboards
Chris Palamidas - Drums
Antonia Mavronikola - Vocals
Nick Papadakis - Drums

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5 tracks
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Fughu "The Lost Connection"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD
Release date: February 20, 2020
Tracklist
1 Peggy
2 Pixel Heroe
3 Call Тow
4 Stay
5 The Goat
6 Told You
7 Right From The Bone
8 Martian (dedicated D. Bowie)
9 What If
10 Vexed Flower (dedicated C. Cornell)

Line-up
Ariel Bellizio: Guitars
Renzo Favaro: Lead Vocals
Alejandro Lopez: Drums
Juan Manuel Lopez: Bass
Marcelo Malmierca: Keyboards
   With
Goran Edman (Yngwie Malmsteen) (6)
Claudio Marciello (Almafuerte, CTM) (3)

Description/Reviews
Fughu combines strong rock with sophisticated and complex passages, along with simple, strangely charming songs. Evolving from progressive metal into a more intimate and twisted style, moving further and further from their origins.
Media/Samples 
Progstreaming
Peggy 
Teaser

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Sunrise Auranaut "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"


Country: Russia
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: Rock Company
Format: digital
Release date: February 19, 2020
Tracklist
1. Huck's Happiness (theme #1) (2:33)
2. Alone Locked Up (chapter 'In the Hut', theme #1) (1:15)
3. Huck and His Father (chapter 'In the Hut', theme #2) (2:43)
4. Huck's Escape (chapter 'In the Hut', theme #3) (2:37)
5. Far Morning Shore (chapter 'On the Island') (4:53)
6. Cave and Night Storm (chapter 'On the Island') (4:09)
7. This Whole World Is Your Home (6:18)
8. The Tranquility and the Sea of Stars (chapter 'On the River') (4:00)
9. Collision With the Ship (chapter 'On the River') (3:15)
10. Lost In the Thick Fog (chapter 'On the River') (1:59)
11. Blood Feud (chapter 'In the Shepherdson Family') (3:06)
12. It's Time To Leave Again (chapter 'In the Shepherdson Family') (2:40)
13. Huck and Jim's Friendship (4:36)
14. Two Crooks (King and Duke) (3:13)
15. Huck's Happiness (theme #2) (3:54)

Line-up
Vitaly Kiselev - electric and acoustic guitars, bass, synthesizers
Alexander Malakhov - synthesizers
Ilya Blinov - drums

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Bandcamp

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Inner Prospekt "Canvas One"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: February 19, 2020
Tracklist
1. Anime d'Inverno (8:06)
2. Sometimes (4:21)
3. Goin' Down Under (7:09)
4. The Endless Turnaround (1:32)
5. Punto di Non Ritorno (11:17)
6. L'Errore (1:08)
7. Evening Dust (5:32)
8. The Land of the Fools (14:41)
9. From Her Side (2:54)

Total Time 56:40

Line-up
Alessandro di Benedetti (Mad Crayon)  - Keyboards, Piano, Percussion, Vocals
   With
Federico Tetti (Mad Crayon) - Guitars (3,5,7,8)
Daniele Vitalone (Mad Crayon) - Bass (3, 5)
Massimo Sposaro - Acoustic Guitars (1,8)
Giovanni "Giò" Maucieri (Gabriels) - Drums (5,8)
Nicolas Bonneyrat - Drums (3,7)
Jordan McQueen - Drums (1)
Nicole Carino - Vocals (7)
Daniela Di Pasquale - Vocals (1,5)
Flower Rising - Vocals (2,4)
Anne Jasmine - Vocals (3,9)
Mercedes Bralo Cisternas - Harp (1, , bonus trk 11)

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Bandcamp

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Noctua "High Strangeness"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: February 19, 2020
Tracklist
1. Arrival (3:00)
2. Eldritch Abomination (4:51)
3. The Purist (6:26)
4. Ascension (5:02)
5. Story Street (5:41)
6. Parallax Drive (4:51)
7. Tumult (3:01)
8. On Shifting Sands (6:07)
9. This Too Shall Pass (2:00)
10. Beginning's End (6:45)

Total Time 47:44

Line-up
Francis Gill
Matt Carress
   With
Ben Saville - piano (1, 4 & 5)

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

The Pearson Memmott Conspiracy "The Soundtrack To An Ordinary Day"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 18, 2020
Tracklist
1. Chasing Down The Demons (5:29)
2. Halo (5:17)
3. Now That You're Gone (6:12)
4. Soundtrack To An Ordinary Day (3:38)
5. Welcome To One-Six-Oh (8:07)
6. Book Of Life (5:23)
7. Blue Car (5:05)
8. Smith Haven Mall (5:09)
9. Harbour Walls (6:25)
10. One More Year (4:30)
11. Rain On The Park (4:21)

Total Time 59:36

Line-up
Todd Pearson
Prichard Memmott III

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Bandcamp

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Heavy Moon "Heavy Moon 16"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Krautrock, Psychedelic, Space Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 17, 2020
Tracklist
1. Astral Passages (18:10)
2. Southbound Drifter (9:37)
3. Notre Damnation (11:40)

Total Time 39:27

Line-up
Jakob Rehlinger - everything
   Except
Kayla Milmine - soprano saxophone (1)

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Aliped "When Darkness Falls"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: February 17, 2020
Tracklist
1. Twilight Overture (5:28)
2. Nightmares (7:11)
3. Fine Line (4:14)
4. Way Out Of Nowhere (3:33)
5. Dawn (3:43)
6. Fools Paradise (13:10)
7. Test Of Strength (3:55)
8. The Ocean Song (5:15)

Total Time 46:29

Line-up
Matthew Smith - Keyboards, Programming, Bass Guitar, Vocals

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Deezer
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Monday, February 17, 2020

Light "The Miracle Of Life"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: February 16, 2020
Tracklist
1. Time And Space (6:46)
2. Let Go (5:16)
3. Out Of The Way (4:47)
4. Ethereal Beauty (8:28)
5. Dreamland (8:20)
6. The Miracle Of Life (20:01)

Total Time 53:38

Line-up
Claudio Delgift: guitar, vocals
ONE: keyboards
Leandro Galera: bass
Nicolas Jourdain: drums
   With
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X, Sons Of Apollo): keyboard solos (5)
Alex Pedini: soprano sax (4)

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Metavore "Becoming"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Metal
Format: digital
Release date: February 14, 2020
Tracklist
1. Next Level (5:25)
2. Comfy Carl (2:35)
3. Hamster City (5:57)
4. Monachopsis (4:11)
5. Braindome (5:35)
6. Turkey Bacon (5:33)
7. Mizzle (3:28)
8. Broken Coils (6:36)

Total Time 39:20

Line-up
Tylar Boyle: Guitar
Branden Nystrom: Guitar
Ben Read: Bass
Josh Nadeau: Drums
Braden Lyster: Vocals
   With
Tyler Corbett (3)

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4 tracks

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2nd Sight "Samsara"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal
Label: Kernkraftritter Records - KKR045
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 14, 2020
Tracklist
1. Samsara (5:25)
2. Butterfly Effect (4:07)
3. Balancing Act (4:12)
4. Elegy (5:00)
5. Healing Hands (8:42)
6. Voyager (5:05)
7. The Giving Pledge (8:30)
8. Harnessing God's Sorrow (14:09)

Total Time 55:10

Line-up
Rü – Vocals
Stellan – Guitars
Andrés - Guitars
José - Guitars
Dennis – Bass
Kolja – Drums

Description/Reviews
Things get started with the very 1980s sounding title track. "Samsara" features several, quite abrupt tempo changes and some aggressive, intense drumming as a counterpoint to the melodic style. A lengthy, soft section in the middle emphasizes reverb-heavy guitar textures while a power outro puts a full stop to a mostly good track.
Read the full review by Santiago Puyol at metal-temple.com

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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. 
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Devils And Angels

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Orange Clocks "Metamorphic"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Psychedelic, Space Rock, Progressive Rock
LabelBad Elephant Music
FormatCD, digital
Release date: February 14, 2020
Tracklist
1. Space Witch
2. Eye Of Psybin
3. Miles Away
4. Let Me Breathe
5. Floating Temple
6. Ammonite
7. Noggy Pop

Line-up
Burn – Drums
Derek Cotter – Vocals, Bass Guitar
Tom Hunt – Vocals, Synthesizers
Lee Jones – Samples, Synthesizers, Fx
Dan Merrils – Guitar
Stuart Paterson – Guitar

Description/Reviews
Expanding the sound from their widely acclaimed ‘reinterpretation’ of Seventies’ supergroup Klementine Uhren’s soundtrack for Tope’s Sphere, Metamorphic sees the Clocks in fine form, with wigged-out guitars, swirling synths and a pounding rhythm section combining in seven perfectly crafted space rock anthems which will delight any fans of Hawkwind, Gong and Ozric Tentacles.
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Michael Zucker "Vacant Reflections"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Psychedelic/Progressive/Alternative Rock
Format: digital
Release date: February 14, 2020
Tracklist
1. Your Sentiments Have Been Deprecated (8:43)
2. For You (3:05)
3. Ghosts (4:03)
4. Esper (4:05)
5. Swimming Hole (3:30)
6. Cold Venom (5:21)
7. Oneironaut (11:56)

Total Time 40:43

Line-up
Michael Zucker

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Sons Of Sounds "Soundsphaera"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal, Hard Rock
Label: El Puerto Records - EPR022
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 14, 2020
Tracklist
1. Point Of No Return (5:07)
2. Fear Of The Dance (4:39)
3. On Fire (5:16)
4. Creator (4:26)
5. Kriegerherz (4:46)
6. Ocean Of Reality (5:22)
7. Rainbow Snake (6:12)
8. King Of Stars (4:06)
9. Are You Ready? (3:27)

Total Time 43:21

Line-up
Hubert "H" Beselt - Drums
Johann "Wayne" Beselt - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Roman "Morales" Beselt - Lead Vocals, Bass

Description/Reviews
On ‘Soundsphaera’ the brothers produce a mix between melodic metal and more alternative sounds, working with songs that have not a textbook set up. It makes the album sound a bit different than the rest, especially the guitar work sounds pretty over the top at several moments. This is a moody band, one that can go hard, fast and furious or one that be thoughtful and intriguing.
Read the full review by Michel van de Moosdijk at headbangerslifestyle.com

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Deezer
Kriegerherz
Point Of No Return

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Kanaan "Odense Sessions"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic
LabelEl Paraiso Records - EPR057LP
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: February 14, 2020
Tracklist
1. Seemingly Changeless Stars (11:50)
2. Of Raging Billows Breaking On The Ground (8:11)
3. Vacant Spaces (11:39)
4. Urgent Excursions To The Tundrasphere (14:20)

Total time: 46:00

Line-up
Ask Vatn Strøm - guitar
Eskild Myrvoll - bass
Ingvald André Vassbø - drums
   With:
Jonas Munk (Causa Sui) - guitar

Description/Reviews
...a free-form jam experiment that sounds very little like the Kanaan of Windborne. Four tracks over close to 50 minutes deep dive into space jams and groove-laden guitar freakouts. Munk’s influence is apparent as these tracks sometimes veer into Summer Sessions territory. But make no mistake, Kanaan are flying this supersonic rocket, with Jonas Munk occasionally setting coordinates to far-reaching sound excursions courtesy of added guitar, synth and sonic color. Odense Sessions is a mind-expanding slab of wax.
Read the full review by J. Hubner at complexdistractions.blog

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Of Raging Billows Breaking On The Ground (feat. Jonas Munk)
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