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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Yacobs "Beautiful"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Gold und Tier
FormatCD, digital
Release dateSeptember/October 2020
Tracklist
1. To Be A Clown (3:53)
2. The Back Of My Hand (3:40)
3. A Contagious Fear (5:20)
4. Truth Or Dare (4:08)
5. It's Beautiful (17:50)
6. Naked (3:16)
7. How Will I Know (7:17)

Total Time 45:24

Line-up
Ulf Jacobs (Argos) - vocals, drums, CR78, keyboards, piano, recorder
   With
Thomas Klarmann (Argos, Superdrama) - bass
Sascha Conrad - guitars
Bogáti Bokor Ákos (Yesterdays) - guitars, bass, backing vocals
Kari Jacobs - backing vocals
Kecskemeti Gábor - flute

Media/Samples 
The Back Of My Hand
Truth Or Dare
Naked [Single] 
Sampler

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Scherzoo "05"


Country: France
Genre(s): Instrumental Canterbury
LabelLizard Records
FormatCD
Release date: September 30, 2020
Tracklist
1. Sunday Therapy (3:48)
2. Le Réveil (7:25)
3. Plastic Lizard (6:24)
4. XZ/02 (8:37)
5. Tourmente Des Nombres (5:51)
6. Bacchanales Bucoliques (3:38)
7. Le Baron Perché (4:40)
8. Tsunami (14:10)

Total Time 54:33

Line-up
Clément Curaudeau: Drums
Anthony Pontet: Electric Piano, Organ, Synths
Grégoire Plancher: Electric Piano, Mellotron
François Thollot: Bass

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Robert Svilpa "To Sleep Perchance to Dream"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 30, 2020
Tracklist
1. Foucault's Pendulum (Part 1) (7:37)
2. Dreamscape Suite - Level 1 (10:20)
3. Doing Intellectual Battle with the Colossus (4:52)
4. Hypnotic / Ashes for Tears (11:13)
5. Dreamscape Suite - Level 2 (3:29)
6. Pareidolia (8:35)
7. Foucault's Pendulum (Part 2) (15:55)
8. Abaddon (Daemon of the Desert Sands) (8:41)
9. In Memory of... (6:06)
10. Dreamscape - Level 3 (Parts I to IV) (9:42)
11. Foucault's Pendulum (Part 3) (5:35)
12. PostScript - Denouement (7:49)

Total Time 99:54

Line-up
Robert Svilpa - guitars and other stringed instruments, keyboards, bass guitar, vocals, drums (2)
   With
Thomas Lang - drums/percussion (1, 4, 7)
Andy Edwards (IQ, Frost*, Cyan, Ezra, Magenta) - drums & percussion (6, 10, 12)
John Jowitt (Arena, Frost*, IQ, Jadis) - bass guitar (6, 10, 12)
Jimmy Keegan (Spock's Beard, Pattern-Seeking Animals) - drums & percussion (3, 9)
Jeffrey McCormack - drums & percussion (8, 11)
Marc Miller (Yezda Urfa) - bass guitars, Chapman Stick

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

THEO "Figureheads"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelGeneration Prog Records
FormatCD, digital
Release date: September 29, 2020
Tracklist
1. Pathology (10:24)
2. Man of Action (15:17)
3. The Garden (9:56)
4. Portents & Providence (16:47)

Line-up
Jim Alfredson - keys, vocals
Gary Davenport - Chapman stick, fretless bass
Kevin DePree - drums and percussion
Jake Reichbart - guitars (2, 3)
   With
Tom MacLean - guitars (1, 4)
Greg Nagy - background vocals
Donny Brown - background vocals

Media/Samples 
Teaser
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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Profuna Ocean "Continuation" EP


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 27, 2020
Tracklist
1. Black Train
2. Cc Song
3. I'm Glad You Survived
4. NRA
5. True Fear

Line-up
Raoul Potters - Vocals, Guitars
Rene Visser - Keyboards, Synthesizers
Arjan Visser - Bass Guitar
Fred den Hartog - Drums

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Friday, September 25, 2020

The Ocean "Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelMetal Blade Records (CD, digital), Pelagic Records (vinyl)
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. Triassic
2. Jurassic | Cretaceous
3. Palaeocene
4. Eocene
5. Oligocene
6. Miocene | Pliocene
7. Pleistocene
8. Holocene

Line-up
Robin Staps - Guitars
Loïc Rossetti - Vocals
Paul Seidel - Drums
Mattias Hägerstrand - Bass
Peter Voigtmann - Keyboards
David Ramis Åhfeldt - Guitars
   With
Jonas Renkse (Katatonia) - Vocals

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The Backstage "Isolation"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Fusion
LabelReingold Records
Format: CD
Release date: September 25 , 2020
Tracklist
1. Some Skunk Blues
2. Swag
3. Stones And Pebbles
4. Distancing
5. 31 Ways To Lose Your Lover
6. All the Things you Were
7. Can I Get Your Number?
8. Isolation
9. Yuff Market
10. Covid Nights

Line-up
Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, The Tangent, Kaipa, Karmakanic, Agents of Mercy)
Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, Lonely Robot)
Rob Townsend (Steve Hackett)
   With
Steve Hackett
Nick Beggs
Marco Minnemann
Pat Mastelotto
Roine Stolt
Luke Machin
Andy Tillison
Tom Brislin
Roger King
Lalle Larson
Carl Orr
 and more

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Teaser
Get Can I Get Your Number?

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Yobrepus "Mycelium Days"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock
Label: Apollon Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. Mycelium Days (22:02)
2. What If... (5:25)
3. Down (3:55)
4. Step Up (5:59)
5. Wangari (5:06)
6. Piao (3:52)

Total Time 46:19

Line-up
Mats Jørgen Sivertsen - vocals, guitar
Vegard Weyergang Vartdal - bass
Paal Urdal - drums
Øyvind Rognerud - keys
  With
Leon Muraglia - guitar

Description/Reviews
Continuing the fungal theme from the previous release title, «Mycelium Days» sees Yobrepus venture into a more progressive territory than before. The album starts with a 22-minute long medley that pays homage to legendary songs like Echoes and Lark's Tongues in Aspic. Get ready for long instrumental parts with mellotrons! However, it would be wrong to describe the music as retro. On the contrary, this is text-book post-progressive, and much more coherent than their previous effort. Sure, there’s still that vibe of indie rock, and the odd touch of 90s trip-hop, but where we would previously draw comparisons to the Beatles, Radiohead or Sparklehorse – we now hear the influence of acts like Tool, King Crimson, Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree.
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What If...
Down
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Fish "Weltschmerz"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Art Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl, Blu-Ray
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
Disc 1:
1. Grace of God (8:19)
2. Man with a Stick (6:27)
3. Walking on Eggshells (7:18)
4. This Party's Over (4:22)
5. Rose of Damascus (15:45)

Total CD1 Time 42:12

Disc 2:
1. Garden of Remembrance (6:07)
2. C Song (The Trondheim Waltz) (4:41)
3. Little Man What Now? (10:54)
4. Waverley Steps (End of the Line) (13:45)
5. Weltschmerz (6:51)

Total CD2 Time 42:18

Line-up
Fish (Marillion) - vocals
Steve Vantsis - bass, keyboards, guitars, programming
Robin Boult - guitar
John Mitchell (Lonely Robot, Frost*, Arena, Kino) - guitar
Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson, Pendragon, Lonely Robot) - drums
Dave Stewart - drums
David Jackson (VDGG) - saxophone
Liam Homes - keyboards
Foss Paterson - keyboards
Doris Brendel - backing vocals
Mikey Owers - brass
Scottish Chamber Orchestra - strings

Media/Samples 
Man With A Stick
Garden of Remembrance
Little Man What Now?
Waverley Steps
Weltschmerz

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Obsidian Kingdom "Meat Machine"


Country: Spain
Genre(s)Experimental Progressive Alternative Metal
LabelSeason of Mist
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date:  September 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Edge (3:58)
2. The Pump (4:24)
3. Mr Pan (5:38)
4. Naked Politics (4:21)
5. Flesh World (6:15)
6. Meat Star (4:41)
7. Spanker (4:19)
8. Vogue (3:42)
9. Womb Of Wire (5:17)
10. A Foe (5:26)

Total Time 48:01

Line-up
Rider G Omega: Guitars, Vocals
Ojete Mordaza II: Drums
Om Rex Orale: Bass
Eaten Roll I: Guitars and vocals
Jade Riot Cul: Keyboards and synths

Description/Reviews
OBSIDIAN KINGDOM is devoted to exploring the boundaries of Rock music. The Barcelonan band defies classification to this very day, drawing equally on progressive rock, post-metal, alternative and electronic music. However hard to pigeonhole, it remains consistent with delivering exciting content that never fails to surprise the audience.
‘Meat Machine’ is a frantic attempt at self-discovery, through a head-first plunge into the anxiety derived from sexual frustration, the absurd of reality and the inherent cruelty of a mechanized world. It is an emotional roller-coaster featuring an abrasive and overwhelming sound that draws equally from noise and art rock, post metal and late 90s alternative music.

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The Pump
Meat Star
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Djabe "The Magic Stag"


Country: Hungary
Genre(s): Jazz-Rock, Fusion
LabelEsoteric Antenna - EANTCD21085
Format: CD+DVD
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
CD
1. The beginning of legends
2. The magic stag
3. The power of wings
4. Down by the lake side
5. Far away
6. Unseen sense
7. Soaring hills
8. Two little snowflakes
9. A true hope
10. Rising horizon
11. Uncertain time

DVD
high resolution 96 khz / 24-bit 5.1 surround sound & stereo mixes
1. The beginning of legends (5.1 surround sound mix)
2. The magic stag (5.1 surround sound mix)
3. The power of wings (5.1 surround sound mix)
4. Down by the lake side (5.1 surround sound mix)
5. Far away (5.1 surround sound mix)
6. Unseen sense (5.1 surround sound mix)
7. Soaring hills (5.1 surround sound mix)
8. Two little snowflakes (5.1 surround sound mix)
9. A true hope (5.1 surround sound mix)
10. Rising horizon (5.1 surround sound mix)
11. Uncertain time (5.1 surround sound mix)

video extras
1. Bubble dream (live in washington d.c.)
2. Deep lights (live in washington d.c.)
3. Witchi tai to (live in lviv, ukraine)
4. The lost card (live in lviv, ukraine)
5. Gallop (with steve hackett) (live in budapest)
6. Coffee break (live in budapest)
7. The power of wings (with steve hackett) (live in budapest)
8. Lava lamp – a quarantine video 2020
9. Imre égerházi documentary

Line-up
Tamás Barabás – bass guitar
Attila Égerházi – guitar, percussion
Áron Koós-Hutás – flugelhorn, trumpet
János Nagy – keyboards
Péter Kaszás – drums, vocal
   With
Steve Hackett (Genesis) – guitar, storytelling
Rob Townsend (Steve Hackett) – saxophone
Malik Mansurov – tar
Ferenc Muck – saxophone
László Szabó – sitar, guitar
Tibor Karvaly – violin
Sára Kovács – flute
Éva Kozma – koboz

Media/Samples 
Teaser

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Ayreon "Transitus"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock Opera
LabelMascot Label Group/Music Theories Recordings
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
CD 1:
1. Fatum Horrificum
   A) Graveyard
   B) 1884
   C) Daniel And Abby
   D) Fatum
   E) Why?!
   F) Guilty
2. Daniel's Descent Into Transitus
3. Listen To My Story
4. Two Worlds Now One
5. Talk Of The Town
6. Old Friend
7. Dumb Piece Of Rock
8. Get Out! Now!
9. Seven Days, Seven Nights

CD 2:
1. Condemned Without A Trial
2. Daniel's Funeral
3. Hopelessly Slipping Away
4. This Human Equation
5. Henry's Plot
6. Message From Beyond
7. Daniel's Vision
8. She Is Innocent
9. Lavinia's Confession
10. Inferno
11. Your Story Is Over!
12. Abby In Transitus
13. The Great Beyond

Line-up
Arjen Anthony Lucassen (The Gentle Storm, Stream of Passion, Ambeon, Guilt Machine, Star One)
    With
Juan van Emmerloot - drums
Joost van den Broek - Hammond, Steinway piano and Fender Rhodes piano
Tommy Karevik (Kamelot, Seventh Wonder) - vocals as Daniel
Cammie Gilbert (Oceans of Slumber) - vocals as Abby
Mike Mills (Toehider) - vocals as The Statue
Amanda Somerville - vocals as Lavinia
Paul Manzi (Arena) - vocals as Henry
Dianne van Giersbergen (Ex Libris) - vocals as The Soprano
Johanne James (Threshold, Kyrbgrinder) - vocals as  Abby's father Abraham
Simone Simons (Epica) - vocals as The Angel Of Death
Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) - vocals as Daniel's Father
Marcela Bovio (Elfonia, The Gentle Storm, Stream of Passion, VUUR) - vocals as Fury
Caroline Westendorp (The Charm The Fury) - vocals as Fury
Tom Baker - narration as The Storyteller
Thomas Cochrane - trumpet and trombone
Jeroen Goossens - woodwind instruments
Alex Thyssen - French horn
Patty Gurdy - hurdy gurdy
Joe Satriani  - guitar solo
Marty Friedman (Megadeth) - guitar solo
Marjan Welman
Lisette van den Berg
Hellscore Choir  conducted by Noa Gruman
other performers are not known at this moment

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Monday, September 21, 2020

Days Between Stations "Giants"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 21, 2020
Tracklist
1. Spark (16:54)
2. Witness The End Of The World (3:56)
3. Another Day (9:38)
4. Goes By Gravity (4:51)
5. Giants (12:58)
6. The Gathering (4:09)
7. The Common Thread (7:47)

Total Time 60:13

Line-up
Sepand Samzadeh - guitars
Oscar Fuentes - keyboards
   With
Billy Sherwood (Circa:, Conspiracy, Yes) - drums, vocals, bass
Colin Moulding (XTC) - vocals  (4)
Durga McBroom (Pink Floyd, Steve Hackett, Dave Kerzner) - vocals (2)

Media/Samples 
EPK
Samples
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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Sproingg "Clam"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 20, 2020
Tracklist
1. Stuffer gapes and drapes his cape on a vaping ape (including Destiny's Abortion)
2. (Impure thoughts) Pure cushion
3. Z'Mörgele
4. Lovebird Dogbane receives higher education
5. And her name was "Jo-Jo, the dog-faced boy", Part 1
6. Progg is a five-letter word
7. Stuffer vapes and drapes his cape on a gaping ape
8. In a recent survey, 4 out of 5 clinically depressed, middle-aged suburbanites strongly preferred new and improved Jizzo™ brand cream cheese to a mortally wounded clam

Line-up
Prudi Bruschgo: Electric guitar, electric baritone guitar
Erik Feder: Drums
Johannes Korn: Chapman Sticks, Electric Violin

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Poor Genetic Material "Here Now"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelQuiXote Music 
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 19, 2020
Tracklist
1. Here Now
2. Serendipity
3. The Waiting Game
4. Note From My Younger Self
5. The Garden
6. This Place

Line-up
Philip Griffiths (Alias Eye) - Lead & backing vocals
Martin Griffiths (Beggar's Opera) - Lead vocals (5)
Stefan Glomb (Autumnal Blossom) - Guitars
Philipp Jaehne (Autumnal Blossom) - Keyboards
Pia Darmstaedter (Autumnal Blossom) - Flute
Dennis Sturm - Bass
Dominik Steinbacher - Drums & backing vocals

Media/Samples 
Note From My Younger Self
The Garden (extract)

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Our Oceans "While Time Disappears"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock
Label: Long Branch Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date:  November 27, 2020
Tracklist
1. Unravel
2. Weeping Lead
3. The Heart's Whisper
4. Motherly Flame
5. Passing By
6. Face Them
7. Your Night, My Dawn
8. You Take
9. With Hands Torn Open

Line-up
Tymon Kruidenier (Cynic, Exivious) - Vocals, Guitars
Robin Zielhorst (Cynic, Exivious) - Bass, Vocals
Yuma van Eekelen (Quadvium, Pestilence) - Drums

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Unravel
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Friday, September 18, 2020

Gazpacho "Fireworker"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Kscope
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 18, 2020
Tracklist
1. Space Cowboy (19:41)
2. Hourglass (4:15)
3. Fireworker (4:41)
4. Antique (6:24)
5. Sapien (15:22)

Total Time 50:23

Line-up
Jan Henrik Ohme - Vocals
Thomas Alexander Andersen - Keyboards
Jon Arne Vilbo - Guitars
Mikael Krømer - Violin and Mandolin
Kristian "Fido" Torp - Bass
Lars Erik Asp - Drums and percussion

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Fireworker
Clockwork

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Blank Manuskript "Himmelfahrt"


Country: Austria
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: September 18, 2020

Tracklist
Side A (22:43)
Part 1 – Requiem 
Part 2 – Dance of the Devils
Part 3 – The Underglow
Part 4 – Twilight Peak

Side B (21:28)
Part 1 – Twilight Peak
Part 2 – Celestial Spheres 
Part 3 – Transition
Part 4 – Heaven

Line-up
Jakob Aistleitner - Saxophone, Flute, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Peter Baxrainer - Electric Guitar, Vocals
Manuel Schönegger - Trombone, Flute, Percussion, Vocals
Jakob Sigl - Drums, Percussion, Tape, Vocals
Dominik Wallner - Electric Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Vocals
Alfons Wohlmuth - Electric Bass, Flute, Vocals

Description/Reviews
With their recent release, Himmelfahrt' Blank Manuskript interweave the masterpiece ‚Death' by the Swedish 70's Prog-Rock Band Dice with their own conceptual work on Dante's 'Divina Commedia'. The result is a mind-blowing sonic journey through the underworld from the hellish abyss into the celestial spheres of heaven. In the accustomed quality, the Austrian ArtRock ensemble celebrates the epic breadth and invites listeners to encounter the realm beyond the short-living, superficial radio format.
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Panzerballett "Planet Z"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Jazz-Rock/Metal, Fusion
LabelGentle Art Of Music - GAOM-068
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 18, 2020
Tracklist
1. Prime Time (5:23)
2. Who The Jack Is Migger (6:37)
3. Mind Your Head (3:34)
4. No One Is Flying The Plane (7:08)
5. Walkürenritt (2:43)
6. Urchin Vs. Octopus (6:20)
7. Alle meine Ändchen (5:50)
8. Coconut (6:32)
9. SOS (7:05)

Total Time 51:12

Line-up
Jan Zehrfeld - guitars, bass (except 1, 4)
   With
Virgil Donati - drums (1)
Marco Minnemann - drums (2, 8)
Morgan Ågren - drums (3)
Gergo Borlai - drums (4, 6, 9)
Hannes Grossmann - drums (5)
Andy Lind - drums (7)
Florian Fennes - sax (1, 3, 5, 7)
Sam Greenfield - sax (2, 8)
Georg Gratzer - sax (9)
Anton Davidyants - bass (1, 4)
Joe Doblhofer - guitar solo (#1 on 2)
Jan Eschke - piano (4), synth solo (7)
Michael Lutzeier - bari sax solo (4)
Larry Muñoz - saxes
Mark Oates - trumpets

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Mind Your Head

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Derek Sherinian "The Phoenix"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Fusion
LabelInsideOut
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 18, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Phoenix (5:24)
2. Empyrean Sky (3:56)
3. Clouds Of Ganymede (6:02)
4. Dragonfly (3:46)
5. Temple Of Helios (6:01)
6. Them Changes (5:28)
7. Octopus Pedigree (5:04)
8. Pesadelo (6:55)

Total Time 42:36

Line-up
Derek Sherinian (Planet X, Sons of Apollo, Dream Theater) - keyboards
Simon Phillips - drums
Tony Franklin - bass
Jimmy Johnson - bass
Billy Sheehan (Sons Of Apollo) - bass
Joe Bonamassa - guitar
Zakk Wylde - guitar
Steve Vai - guitar
Ron 'Bumblefoot' Thal (Sons Of Apollo) - guitar
Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth) - guitar

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Empyrean Sky
Dragonfly
Them Changes

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La Maschera Di Cera "S.E.I."


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Symphonic
LabelAMS - AMS312CD/AMSLP159
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 18, 2020
Tracklist
1. Il Tempo Millenario (21:35)
- i. L'anima in Rovina
- ii. Nuvole Gonfie
- iii. La Mia Condanna
- iv. Scparazione
- v. Del Tempo Sprecato
2. Il Cerchio del Comando (9:56)
3. Vacuo Senso (13:30)
- i. Prologo
- ii. Dialogo
- iii. Nella Rete dell'Inganno
- iv. Il Risueglio di S
- v. Ascensione

Total Time 45:01

Line-up
Alessandro Corvaglia - voice and acoustic guitar
Agostino Macor - keyboards
Fabio Zuffanti - bass
    With
Martin Grice (Delirium) - flute and sax
Paolo “Paolo” Tixi (Il Tempio Delle Clessidre) - drums

Description/Reviews
Warm symphonic atmospheres, Italian lyrics and a vocal style that often reminds the melodrama tradition: this is what has often characterized this musical genre, and corresponds to the band’s proposal coordinates.
“S.E.I.” renews the compositional skills of the current members of the group, based on very specific sounds: imaginative keyboards, ever-changing rhythmic patterns, a full-bodied wind instruments section, a powerful distorted bass that makes up for the absence of the electric guitar (one of the band’s typical main features) and Alessandro Corvaglia’s voice, one of the most versatile and exciting Italian singers of the past twenty years.
“S.E.I.”, acronym for “Separazione / Egolatria / Inganno” (Separation / Self-worship / Deception), is made of a 20-minute suite that occupies the first side of the record, followed by two other mini-suites on its second half. The three tracks are very complex music compositions, combining tense and dark moments with atmospheric sections marked by the Mellotron unmistakable sound. Jazz and Canterburian influences are much more evident now. From the mighty symphonic suite “Il tempo millenario” through the folk and sunny “Il cerchio del comando” to the symphonic / jazz / hard-rock of “Vacuo senso”, La Maschera di Cera is a laboratory that fuses together the influence of bands such as Museo Rosenbach, PFM, Balletto di Bronzo, Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, Biglietto per l’Inferno, Jethro Tull, Hatfield & The North, Yes and Van Der Graaf Generator, with a strong dose of personality. 
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Compassionizer "Caress of Compassion"


Country: Russia
Genre(s): Instrumental Experimental, Chamber, Avant Prog
Label: ArtBeat
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 18, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Whole Creation Travaileth In Pain Together (7:16) 
2. Street Out Of Sleep (3:22) 
3. How Poems Lose Relevance (4:15) 
4. Caress Of Compassion, Pt. 1 (3:22) 
5. Beware Of Evil Workers (3:47) 
6. Heart To Heart Talk (4:04) 
7. Sinkhole (3:30) 
8. Caress Of Compassion, Pt. 2 (2:13) 
9. 1 (5:14) 
10. When It Is Too Late To Love (3:06) 
11. My Soul As A Thirsty Land (5:13) 
12. Caress Of Compassion, Pt. 3 (3:04) 

Total Time 48:26

Line-up
Serghei Liubcenco – guitar, doira, rubab, recording
Lyonka Perevalov – bass clarinets, clarinets, recording
Ivan Rozmainsky (Roz Vitalis) – conception, keyboards, percussion
   With
Natalia Fyodorova - gusli
Yurii Groiser (Caput Mortum) – drums, programming
Stanislava Malakhovskaya – harp
Oleg Prilutsky - trumpet

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Sloth Metropolis "Humanise"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelBad Elephant Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 18, 2020
Tracklist
1. Next Page
2. Band Together
3. Human1se
4. Humani2e
5. Humanis3
6. Hum4nise
7. Human Of The Metropolis

Line-up
Calum Calderwood: vocals and electric fiddle
Alastair Milton: synth, keys, and sax
Steve McNamara: drums, percussion
Peter Fleming: bass
Nick Gaughan: additional bass, keys, percussion, guitar

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Eric Pham "Castle Heights"



Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: August 12, 2020
Tracklist
1. Castle Heights, Prologue (10:03) 
2. Castle Heights, Chapter 1 (18:53) 
3. Castle Heights, Chapter 2 (18:43) 

Total Time 47:39

Line-up
Eric Pham - Guitars, Bass, Synths, Vocals and Electronics
   With
Kathryn Shuman - Vocals
Maggie Boles - Vocals
Erin Miller - Vocals
Nina Shekhar - Flute
Emma McCartney - Flute
David Moyer - Sax
Nicholas Benevides - Sax
Nicholas Bentz - Violin
Alex Mansour - Cello
Tristan Peterson - Drums

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Arcade Messiah "The Host"


Country: UK/Ireland
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 17, 2020
Tracklist
1. Can Of Worms (4:08)
2. Electro Magnetic Divine (8:00)
3. Show Me The Sun (9:27)
4. The Witch From The West (5:51)
5. The Host (8:18)
6. Diagnosis (8:08)
7. Wasteland (3:46)
8. Wildlife (3:21)

Total Time 50:59

Line-up
John Bassett (KingBathmat) - everything

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Bernard & Pörsti "La Tierra"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Seacrest Oy ‎- SCR-1026
Format: CD 
Release date: September 15, 2020
Tracklist
1. Vuelo Segrado (8:57)
2. El Error (11:11)
3. Voz de Estrella que Muere (5:34)
4. Ansia de Soñar (10:23)
5. Canción desde la Caravana (3:30)
6. La Tierra (30:12)

Total Time 69:51

Line-up
Marco Bernard (The Samurai Of Prog): Rickenbacker and Shuker basses
Kimmo Pörsti (The Samurai Of Prog, Mist Season): drums and percussion
    With:
Eduardo G. Salueña: piano, organ, Mellotron, synths
Ariane Valdivié: vocals
Rubén Álvarez: electric and acoustic guitars
José Manuel Medina: orchestral arrangements
Steve Unruh (Resistor, The Samurai Of Prog, UPF): violin
Alessandro Di Benedetti (Mad Crayon, Inner Prospekt): keyboards
Rafael Pacha: acoustic and electric guitars
John Hackett: flute
Oliviero Lacagnina: keyboards
Marc Papeghin: French horn and trumpet
Octavio Stampalìa: keyboards
Marcelo Ezcurra: vocals
Pablo Robotti: guitars
David Myers: Grand Piano
Jaime Rosas: keyboards
Jaime Scalpello: vocals
Rodrigo Godoy: guitars and backing vocals
Marek Arnold (Seven Steps To The Green Door, Cyril, Toxic Smile, UPF): sax

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Us "One thing is the thought"


CountryNetherlands
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: September 14, 2020
Tracklist
1. One thing is the thought (31:32)
2. When superman does not know (20:54)

Line-up
Marijke Wernars - vocals
Paul van Velzen - drums, percussion, additional vocals
Jos Wernars - all other instruments, vocals

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Neal Morse "Sola Gratia"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 11, 2020
Tracklist
1. Preface
2. Overture
3. In The Name Of The Lord
4. Ballyhoo (The Chosen Ones)
5. March Of The Pharisees
6. Building A Wall
7. Sola Intermezzo
8. Overflow
9. Warmer Than The Sunshine
10. Never Change
11. Seemingly Sincere
12. The Light On The Road To Damascus
13. The Glory Of The Lord
14. Now I Can See/The Great Commission

Line-up
Neal Morse
Mike Portnoy
Randy George
Eric Gillette
Bill Hubauer
Gideon Klein

Media/Samples 
In The Name Of The Lord
Seemingly Sincere
Building A Wall

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Kairon; IRSE! "Polysomn"


Country: Finland
Genre(s)Psychedelic, Progressive Rock
LabelSvart Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 11, 2020
Tracklist
1. Psionic Static (6:28)
2. Retrograde (5:42)
3. Welcome Blue Valkyrie (6:40)
4. An Bat None (6:04)
5. Mir Inoi (5:05)
6. Altaïr Descends (6:40)
7. Hypnogram (6:06)
8. White Flies (3:51)
9. Polysomn (2:25)

Total Time 49:01

Line-up
Dmitry Melet - Vocals, Bass, Guitar
Johannes Kohal - Drums
Lasse Luhta - Guitar, Bass
Niko Lehdontie - Guitar, Synth, Programming, Backing vocals

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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The Progressive Souls Collective "Sonic Birth"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Metalville Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 11, 2020
Tracklist
1.   Metature
2.   Comfortable Darkness
3.   Killing True Beliefs
4.   Fractional Emotion
5.   A Formula For Happiness
6.   Inner Circle
7.   You And Me Alone
8.   Hurt
9.   Destiny Inc.
10. Mind Treasures
11. With Others

Line-up
Florian Zepf – Guitars, backing vocals, additional programming, additional percussions
Vladimir Lalic – Lead vocals, backing vocals
Conner Green (Haken) – Bass (except 6 & 10)
Derek Sherinian (Sons of Apollo, Dream Theater, Planet X, Black Country Communion) – Keyboards
Aquiles Priester (Angra, Tony MacAlpine, W.A.S.P.) – Drums
Kevin Moore (O.S.I., Chroma Key, Dream Theater) – Loops & programming (1, 2, 6, 7, 10)
Luis Conte (Phil Collins, Eric Clapton, Julian Lennon, Madonna) – Percussions (3, 7)
Megan Burtt – Lead vocals (7)
Joe di Fiore –  Horns (8), clarinette & oboe (7)
Isaac Alderson – Uillean pipes and flutes (7)
Kevin Buckley – Fiddle (7)
Eileen Gannon – Harp (7)
Leon van Egmond – Harmonica (1)
Maria Grigoryeva – Violins and violas (1, 4, 9, 11)
Svetlova Elena Alexandrovna – Cello (1, 4, 9, 11)

Media/Samples 
Fractional Emotion
Hurt
Killing True Beliefs (Snippet)
A Formula For Happiness (Snippet)

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David Minasian "The Sound of Dreams"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Symphonic 
Label: Golden Robot Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 11, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Wind Of Heaven (Prologue) (8:30)
2. All In (6:23)
3. Faith Hope Love (3:32)
4. The Sound Of Dreams (First Movement) (4:01)
5. The Sound Of Dreams (Second Movement) (2:04)
6. The Sound Of Dreams (Third Movement) (4:39)
7. Road To Nothingness (6:04)
8. Room With Dark Corners (6:09)
9. Hold Back The Rain (4:32)
10. Twin Flames At Twilight (13:42)
11. So Far From Home (5:15)
12. The Wind Of Heaven (Epilogue) (9:57)

Total Time 74:48

Line-up
David Minasian: keyboards, vocals
Justin Minasian: guitars
    With
Justin Hayward (The Moody Blues) - guitar & vocals (1)
Steve Hackett (Genesis) - guitar (6)
Annie Haslam (Renaissance) - vocals (4, 12)
Billy Sherwood (Yes) - bass (5)
PJ Olsson (The Alan Parsons Live Project) - vocals (11)
Julie Ragins (The Moody Blues Live) - vocals (8)
Geof O'Keefe (Pentagram) - drums (3)

Media/Samples 
Progstreaming
All In
The Sound Of Dreams (Third Movement)
So Far From Home

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Arnaud Bukwald "La Marmite Cosmique Six"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: September 8, 2020
Tracklist
1. Contes Lunaires (22:14)
2. Dynamogeny (11:50)

Total Time 34:04

Line-up
Arnaud Bukwald - all instruments, vocals
   With:
Cherry Pob - vocals

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Saturday, September 5, 2020

Bridgend "Rajas"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
Formatvinyl, digital
Release date: September 5, 2020
Tracklist
1. Adulta Nox (3:29)
2. Appena un respiro (4:57)
3. La quiete generale (9:32)
4. La fatica del singolo (9:54)
5. Nocturnale (7:36)
6. La luce ci divide (4:16)

Total Time 39:44

Line-up
Andrea Zacchia - guitars
Leonardo Rivola - keyboards, synth
Massimo Bambi - drums
Matteo Esposito - bass

Media/Samples 
youtube

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Leviathan Owl "Would You Kindly"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Post Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: September 5, 2020
Tracklist
1. Bradley (8:27)
2. Ubuntu (8:27)
3. Good Place, No Place  (5:23)
4. Keep Me In The World, Pt. 1 (Here) (6:00)
5. Keep Me In The World, Pt. 2 (Gaslit) (3:58)
6. Keep Me In The World, Pt. 3 (Clearing) (4:26)

Total Time 36:41

Line-up
Andrew Scott - all instruments
   Except
Jack Davenport - bass (1-3), guitar solo (2)
Richard Blumenthal - piano (1)
Joseph Anidjar - guitar solo (2)
I Built the Sky - guitar solo (3)
Matt Ball - bass (4-6)

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Friday, September 4, 2020

Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly "Alone Together"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label:  InsideOut
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: September 4, 2020
Tracklist
1. Traveler
2. Happy Somewhere in Between
3. Clean as a Whistle
4. Alone Together
5. From Afar
6. On the Shoulders of Giants
7. Grove Thoughts (Bonus Track)
8. Shoulder Variations (Bonus Track)

Line-up
Rikard Sjöblom (Beardfish, BBT): Vocals, guitars, keyboards
Petter Diamant: Drums
Rasmus Diamant: Bass

Media/Samples 
Happy Somewhere In Between

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Oceans Of Slumber "Oceans Of Slumber"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Century Media
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release dateSeptember 4, 2020
Tracklist
1. Soundtrack To My Last Day
2. Pray For Fire
3. A Return To The Earth Below
4. Imperfect Divinity
5.  The Adorned Fathomless Creation
6. To The Sea
7. The Colors of Grace
8. I Mourn These Yellow Leaves
9. September (Those Who Come Before)
10. Total Failure Apparatus
11.The Red Flower
12. Wolf Moon

Line-up
Cammie Gilbert – Vocals
Jessie Santos – Guitar, Backing Vocals
Alexander Lucian - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Semir Ozerkan - Bass Guitar
Dobber Beverly - Drums, Piano/Synths
Mat Aleman - Keyboard

Media/Samples 
A Return To The Earth Below 

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Steve Bonino "The Most Beautiful Feeling"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Pop
Label: PeacockSunrise Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date:  September 4, 2020
Tracklist
1. A Song for Everyone (3:45)
2. Superman (George Reeves 1914-1959) (4:32)
3. The Day the World Stopped (4:01)
4. Colors of You (4:05)
5. Instrumental (3:23)
6. The Most Beautiful Feeling (4:52)
7. Put Out the Flame (3:55)
8. We Are Gonna Be All Right (3:25)
9. Ready to Learn (3:35)
10. Random Acts of Kindness (4:31)
11. Why (2:18)
12. Reaper's Call (3:32)

Total Time 45:54

Line-up
Steve Bonino (Bomber Goggles) - everything

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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