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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

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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

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Red Light in the Sky Traffic

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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.
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I. Akt (Edit)

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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. 
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Devils And Angels

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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

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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. 
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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. 
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Denigrate

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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

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