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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

Media/Samples 
Teaser

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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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The Gutted Stag

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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

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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

Media/Samples 
Trailer
Fall

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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)

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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

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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

Media/Samples 
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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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Polis "Weltklang"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Retro Prog
Label: Progressive Promotion Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 2020 (CD), April 24, 2020 (digital, vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Tropfen
2. Gedanken
3. Leben
4. Abendlied
5. Sehnsucht
6. Gebet
7. Steig herab
8. Mantra

Line-up
Sascha Bormann - drums
Andreas Sittig - bass
Marius Leicht - keyboards
Christoph Kästner - guitar
Christian Roscher - vocals

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Tropfen

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Force of Progress "A Secret Place"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal, Fusion
LabelProgressive Promotion Records (PPRCD078)
FormatCD
Release date: March 2020
Tracklist
1. The Hand Sculpted Heart (6:33)
2. The Perfect Element (8:45)
3. New Reality (5:43)
4. Circus Maximus (11:40)
5. A Secret Place (6:20)
6. The Steps To The Precipice (5:59)
7. Äggressor (7:43)

Total Time 52:43

Line-up
Hanspeter Hess (The Healing Road) - keyboards, synths
Dominik Wimmer (Sweety Chicky Jam) - drums, guitar, keyboards
Chris Grundmann (Cynity) - guitars, keyboards, bass, synths
Markus Roth (Marquette, Horizontal Ascension) - bass, guitar, keyboards, synths

Media/Samples 
Trailer
New Reality (rough mix)
The Perfect Element (rough mix)

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Long Earth "Once Around The Sun"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: March 16, 2020
Tracklist
1. We Own Tomorrow (8:06)
2. My Suit Of Armour (5:02)
3. A Guy From Down The Road (12:00)
4. What About Love (4:23)
5. The Man In The Mirror (4:15)
   Once around the sun (tracks 6-9):
6. Spring (5:13)
7. Summer (7:40)
8. Autumn (7:37)
9. Winter (12:32)

Total Time 66:48
Line-up
Renaldo McKim - Electric, Acoustic, and Ambient Guitars
Gordon Mackie (Abel Ganz) - Bass Guitar, Fretless Bass and Moog Bass Pedals
Ken Weir (Abel Ganz) - Drums and Percussion
Mike Baxter - Piano, Synthesisers and Hammond C3
Martin Haggarty - Lead & Backing Vocals

Media/Samples
Sampler
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Sunday, March 15, 2020

Dino King "Dino King" EP


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: March 15, 2020
Tracklist
1. Entelodon The Armour (4:05)
2. Umbilicaurus Rex (4:24)
3. Walk Like A Dino (3:13)

Total Time 11:42

Line-up
Fabius Maximus - drums
Stefan Absorber - guitars, bass

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Imperial Child "Compass of Evil"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Soulmaker Recordings
Format: CD, digital, vinyl 
Release date: March 13, 2020
Tracklist
01. William Green
02. The Imperial Child
03. Darren Half-Eye
04. Stormbringer
05. Priscilla
06. The Devil and the Buccaneer
07. A Buccaneer's Hymn
08. Libertalia
09. Victim of Hate
10. The Quest for Jerusalem

Line-up
Chris DeWolf : Vocals, Guitars, Piano
Vasily Silura : Bass
Eagle Mc Morgan : Drums
   With
Zachary "Zak" Stevens (Savatage, Trans Siberian Orchestra) : Vocals
Andy LaRocque : Guitars

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Libertalia
Priscilla

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Mindtech "Omnipresence"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal
Label: TriTech Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 13, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Path Of The Sages Part I: The Big Question (6:24)
2. The Path Of The Sages Part II: The Lotus Eyed (5:25)
3. The Path Of The Sages Part III: Unity (6:42)
4. These Are The Days (5:01)
5. The Journey (4:36)
6. Standing Tall (3:48)
7. Brahman (4:11)
8. Through The Veil (6:03)

Total Time 42:10

Line-up
Mathias Molund Indergård - Lead Vocals
Marius G.Belseth - Guitars
Ola Øverli - Bass
Ole Devold - Drums
Thor-Axel Eriksen - Guitars

Description/Reviews
Pulling one highlight out of such a treasure chest is no easy task, although ‘The Journey’ with its hypnotic refrain, classy guitar work and lush vocals from Indergård – a singer of no mean talent – is certainly one of the album’s more magical components. But ‘Omnipresence’ is an album to be listened to from end to end. You can dip in casually, certainly, and in doing so you’ll certainly enjoy what you hear. But the whole is much, much bigger than the sum of the parts and if you allow the band to take you on the full forty-plus minute ride you’ll discover so much more as the album reveals its many secrets.
Read the full review by John Tucker at johntuckeronline.co.uk

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Stream

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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

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Progstreaming
Still Free To Choose

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Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Ars de Er "Symbole"


Country: Belarus
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: March 11, 2020
Tracklist
1. Scènes d'un grand voyage de grenouille (Grenouille et arbre) (17:56)
2. Scènes d'un grand voyage de grenouille (Marécage) (08:22)
3. Scènes d'un grand voyage de grenouille (Hors de l'eau) (20:36)

Total Time 46:14

Line-up
Arseni Ershov

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Bandcamp (name your price)

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Lucid Dream "The Great Dance Of The Spirit"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Hard Rock/Metal
LabelSliptrick Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 10, 2020
Tracklist
01. Wall Of Fire
02. Desert Glass
03. By My Side
04. Moving Sands
05. A Dress Of Light
06. The War Of The Cosmos
07. The Realm Of Beyond
08. Golden Silence
09. Wall Of Fire (acoustic reprise)
10. Prayer For The Great Spirit
11. Invisible Stranger
12. Wakan Tanka

Line-up
Simone Terigi – Guitars
Roberto Tiranti (Labÿrinth, Mangala Vallis) – Bass, Vocals
Karl Faraci – Vocals
Paolo “Paolo” Tixi (Il Tempio delle Clessidre, Höstsonaten) – Drums
Luca Scherani (Coscienza di Zeno, Höstsonaten) – Keyboards
   With
Andrea Cardinale - Violin
Sara Calabria - Viola
Rachele Rebaudengo - Cello

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Dress Of Light

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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

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Sirens

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MFTJ "MFTJ"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: Lazy Bones Recordings
Format: digital
Release date: March 10, 2020
Tracklist
1. Liquid And Fumes (3:36)
2. Video 2. You're Not The Boss Of Me (2:58)
3. Call Of The Corn (5:39)
4. That Crawling Sensation (4:00)
5. Bitchy Hawk (3:58)
6. Johnson Figleaf (4:54)
7. It Was Delicious (3:36)
8. Elevation Day (2:50)
9. Magnificent 17 (2:53)
10. Prostate 911 (5:49)

Total Time 40:13

Line-up
Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa, Joe Satriani, Devin Townsend) – Guitar, Bass, Piano and Noises
Scott Schorr – Drums, Percussion and Keyboards

Description/Reviews
... a “duet” in this case does not mean a stripped-down arrangement. Far from it, Mike Keneally and Scott Schorr are deploying a wide array of instruments and dubbing them in to create a full combo effect. And a tight combo, at that.
In fact, Keneally’s slap bass in some kind of funked-up syncopation with Schorr’s drums is the most noticeable thing about “Liquid and Fumes,” not Keneally’s still-excellent guitar work. Here, though, you find his penchant for being able to walk the thin line between catchy pop phrases and edgy dissonance. And then Keneally uncorks a succinct and succulently evil guitar solo in the middle of it all, and in the span of less than four minutes you get a pretty good sampling of the immense talent both bring to the table.
Read the full review by S. Victor Aaron at somethingelsereviews.com

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Monday, March 9, 2020

Forceland "Driven Pace"


Country: Chile
Genre(s): Neo-Prog
Format: digital
Release date: March 9, 2020
Tracklist
1. Survival Race (4:46)
2. A Tender Species (5:09)
3. So Much To Do (4:29)
4. Foreign Lands, Pt. I (2:05)
5. Undiscovered (3:58)
6. Losing Faith (3:52)
7. Inner Enemy (7:29)
8. The Researcher (5:15)
9. Guiding Spirits (4:16)
10. Foreign Lands, Pt. II (2:22)
11. The Deceiver (5:29)
12. The Path To Uncertainty (7:52)

Total Time 57:02

Line-up
Richard Pilnik (Entrance) - guitars
Claudio Momberg (Seti, Taurus, Subterra) - keyboards
Alex Valper - vocals
Patricio Agurto - drums
Jaime Ahumada - bass

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Saturday, March 7, 2020

Dai Kaht "Dai Kaht II"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Zeuhl
Label: Soleil Zeuhl - SZ 58
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 7, 2020
Tracklist
1. Hanshin (4:17)
2. Dai Koronenn (7:57)
3. Helvet Sttroï II (4:31)
4. Willargh (8:23)
5. Zöbehr-Daï (11:44)
6. Wehr Mahrü (5:37)
7. Moa Orgata (12:48)
8. Hertz Kömatt (5:56)

Total Time 61:13

Line-up
Osmo Saarinen - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Roope Pelkonen - Keyboards, Effects
Ville Sirviö - Lead Guitar, Voice, Effects
Atte Kemppainen - Lead Vocals, Bass, Percussion, Guitar, Keyboards, Drums, Effects
   With
Tommi Ruotsalainen - Rhythm Guitar, Voice
Nina Suokko, Ella Kärnä, Samuli Aihos, Henna Naukkarinen, Mari Pääkkönen - Choir

Description/Reviews
What we have here... is something strongly recalling Magma, with a rockier edge and the use of Magma patterns as fun gimmicks. With some occasional prog overtones. Those who enjoyed CORIMA’s 1st album should appreciate this one as well. The same kind of fun you may experience with KOENJI HYAKKEI (but less intense). 
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Friday, March 6, 2020

Fernando Perdomo "Out To Sea 3 - The Storm"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 6, 2020
Tracklist
1. Out To Sea 3 Theme
2. Wonder
3. Cycles
4. The Storm
5. The Great Known
6. Frenzy
7. Tambourines of Malmo
8. The U.F.O. Club
9. Doom Is Often Loud
10. The Crab 02:58
11. Dawn

Line-up
Fernando Perdomo (Dave Kerzner, Dreaming In Stereo) - instruments
   With
Dave Bainbridge (Iona, Celestial Fire) - keys
Preston Murdock - guitar
Roger Houdaille - bass
Mark Murdock (The ID, Empire, Masheen Messiah) - drums

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Born in Exile "Transcendence"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Art Gates Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 6, 2020
Tracklist
1. Heretic Antiphon (1:37)
2. Enchantress (6:02)
3. Living Inside Me (6:34)
4. Herd Of Deception (5:22)
5. One More Line (3:37)
6. Ziggurat (6:08)
7. Save Us (5:25)
8. The Lighthouse Of The Haunted Keeper (6:43)
9. Torch (5:58)

Total Time 47:26

Line-up
Kris Vega - Vocals
Carlos Castillo - Guitars
Lucas Comuñas - Bass
Joaco Luís - Guitars
Juanma Ávila - Drums

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Symfinity "Anthem"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Symphonic
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 6, 2020
Tracklist
1. Anthem (4:31)
2. Flipside (3:37)
3. Dynamite (4:16)
4. The Way I Run from You (3:29)
5. Halfway (4:39)
6. Superunnatural (3:40)
7. Something Nothing Everything (3:36)
8. Notion (2:33)
9. Days into Hope (5:33)
10. Without Someone (4:53)
11. Finale I: Angel of My Life (5:13)
12. Finale II: Sweet and Sour (10:15)

Total Time 56:35

Line-up
Seann Branchfield - Vocals, Orchestration
John "Doc" Schwartzberg - Guitars
Crystal Kim - Piano
Averi - Flute, Piccolo, Trumpet

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Aaron Cilia "Meadows"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 15, 2020
Tracklist
1. Partarum Secura (11:34)
2. Meadows (5:58)
3. The Illusion (3:34)
4. Acoustic Cascades I (7:21)
5. Acoustic Cascades II (7:00)
6. Rebel Extinction (4:29)
7. Hellblazers (6:34)
8. Backstreets (4:26)
9. Parted Ways (6:46)
10. New Horizons (8:27)
11. Rubatosis (5:19)

Total Time 71:28

Line-up
Aaron Cilia - all instruments

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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

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Rantama "Rantama"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Eclipse Music 
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 6, 2020
Tracklist
1. Bird Nest (3:09)
2. Roaring Rapids (5:37)
3. Dying Star (9:15)
4. Ground Frost Forger (6:36)
5. Splendid Sun (1:58)
6. We Are (7:40)
7. A Small Blink Of Light (6:11)
8. The Pond Of No Return (10:12)

Total Time 50:38

Line-up
Timo Rantama - Guitar
Taavi Kiiskinen - Vocals
Iiro Laitinen - Drums
Tatu Back - Bass

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Medea "A Fate Symphony"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s)Progressive Rock Opera
LabelSnakebite Records
FormatCD, digital
Release date: March 6, 2020
Tracklist
1. Seizures (6:05)
2. Traces of a Fate Symphony (7:59)
3. To Change History (5:27)
4. Regression (5:31)
5. Chest Without Books (5:58)
6. Hungarian Dance (2:54)
7. Blood Countess (4:38)
8. Nova Zembla (Third Time's a Charm) (7:49)
9. Orange's Brides (5:36)
10. Murderer or Martyr (9:53)

Total Time 61:50

Line-up
Henry Meeuws (Casual Silence): guitars, keyboards
    With:
Igor Koopmans (Casual Silence): drums
Frank de Groot: bass
Iris Gilsing: clarinet
Bart Schwertmann (Kayak): vocals as Lucas (1, 2, 4)
John 'Jaycee' Cuijpers: vocals as Dr. Istvan Koháry (2-4, 10)
Bas Dolmans: vocals as Hugo Grotius (5)
Sandra Peeters: vocals as Maria van Reigersberch (5)
Robbie van Stiphout (Day Six): vocals as György Thurzó (7)
Noor van der Voort: vocals as Erzsébet Báthory (7)
Ernst Le Cocq d'Armandville (Casual Silence): vocals as Willem Barentsz (8)
Joss Mennen: vocals as Balthasar Gérard (10)
Jo de Boeck (Beyond The Labyrinth): vocal as Gerrit de Veer & Crew (8)
The Vocalettes (Marloes Kooter, Babz Verhoeven, Josien Obers, Inge van Asseldonk): vocals as Charlotte de Bourbon, Anna van Saksen, Louise de Cologny & Anna van Buren (9)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Morreale "Appunti di Viaggio"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Mellow Records - MMP543 
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 4, 2020
Tracklist
1. Sehnsucht (1:04)
2. Cronache per la Fine di un'Infanzia (7:13)
3. Gestalt (5:47)
4. Il tempo vola (1:46)
5. King Miner Blues (6:39)
6. La metà di me (4:01)
7. Super Wonderboy Returns (A New Fantastic Adventure) (22:20)
8. Dung (4:53)
9. Fa un po' Frescobaldi (1:28)
10. Il mare (5:52)
11. L'assenza (7:11)
12. Ninna nanna per Ludovica (3:37)

Total Time 71:51

Line-up
Massimiliano Morreale - vocals, pianos, organs, synthesizers, electric guitar, classical guitar (7, 11),
acoustic guitar (8), bass (8)
Ago Tambone - bass, electric guitar (4, 5, 10), solo electric guitar (7), acoustic and classical guitars
(7), acoustic guitar (6), tambourine (11), backing vocals (10)
   With
Gianni Ladisa - tenor sax (11)
Tommaso Mastrorilli - drums (6, 11)
Claudio Milano - vocals (2)
Alessandro Calzavara - vocals (8)
Antonio Gridi - backing vocals (6)
Ludovica Morreale - speaks (9)

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Ghost Toast "Shape Without Form"


Country: Hungary
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Inverse Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 3, 2020
Tracklist
01. Frankenstein’s
02. Eclipse
03. Y13
04. Hunt of Life
05. Follow
06. Before Anything Happens
07. W.A.N.T.

Line-up
László Papp - drums
János Stefán - bass, fx
Bence Rózsavölgyi - guitar
János Pusker - cello, keyboard

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Soften The Glare "Glint"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Math Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: March 3, 2020
Tracklist
1. M.A.P. (0:15)
2. Palimpsest (4:44)
3. Aposematic (4:44)
4. Because I Love You (5:04)
5. Hedonic 7 (4:57)
6. Cluck (5:14)
7. The Adventures Of Ed F (7:35)
8. ...And Her Cousin Too (4:31)
9. La Trampa (4:37)
10. Nemo's Travels (4:45)
11. 9 Reasons (4:18)
12. Storm Trooper Blues (4:37)
13. Above Ground (4:04)

Total Time 59:25

Line-up
Bon Lozaga (Gong, Gongzilla) - guitars
Ryan Martinie - bass, percussion
Mitch Hull - drums, percussion
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Gregory Meckley - violin (6,13)
Cameron MacManus - trombone (6,7,8,9)
Darrion Keck - trumpet (7,8,9)
Chris Peebles - saxophones - (3,4,7,8,9,10)
Cameron MacManus - Horn transcription
UNCSA Community Music School
Linda Angel - Horn and string arrangements, keys, crazy effects, animal noises, percussion

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Lars Boutrup's Music For Keyboards "The Great Beyond"


Country: Denmark
Genre(s): Instrumental Symphonic
LabelEx'cess Records
FormatCD, digital
Release date: March 2, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Rising (1:33)
2. Mr. T (6:24)
3. Whatever Mama Said (6:03)
4. Dripping Cycles (7:48)
5. Jerry And The Suitcase (5:14)
6. Inventio (4:14)
7. Ich Will Tanzen (5:43)
8. Klavier Stück Für Freude (3:09)
9. The Great Beyond (6:50)

Total Time 46:58

Line-up
Lars Boutrup: keyboards, organ and synthesizers
Niels W. Knudsen: bass
Spike Nior: drums, assorted percussion

Description/Reviews
“The Great Beyond” contains of 9 new instrumental compositions written by Lars Boutrup in the style of classic keyboard driven prog rock inspired by artists such as Keith Emerson and Jon Lord.
Though drawing from such inspirations, the album has its own sound with hard rock organ, themes, synth and big grooves together with an energy that is surely missed in today´s music. So for those who like the prog rock family and the times of ELP, Pink Floyd, Trace and Yes it is surely the prog rock album to listen to and prog your head away to.
It´s cool, it´s groovy and it´s music you want to hear once again because of its imaginative, grand and musical nature. The Great Beyond is a tour de force in making the most beautiful instrumental prog album and also to make the listener stay tuned to all the great themes, synthesizers and prog rock organs together with a unique rhythm duo of drums and bass.
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