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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

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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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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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
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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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A Return To The Earth Below 

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Lee Abraham "Harmony/Synchronicity"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: F2
Format: CD
Release date: September 4, 2020
Tracklist
1. The World is Falling Down
2. Stay
3. Hearing the Call
4. Misguided Pt2
5. Never Say Never
6. Rise Again
7. Harmony/Synchronicity

Line-up
Lee Abraham (Galahad): guitars, keyboards, bass, piano
  With
Gerald Mulligan (Credo): drums
Marc Atkinson (Riversea, Nine Stones Close, Mandalaband): vocals
Stu Nicholson (Galahad): vocals
Mark Spencer (Galahad): vocals
Simon Godfrey (Valdez, Tinyfish): vocals
Peter Jones (Tiger Moth Tales, Camel): vocals

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

CODE 18 "Human Error!"


Country: Canada
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelUnicorn Digital - UNCR 5097
FormatCD, digital
Release dateSeptember 1, 2020
Tracklist
01 - Crystal of Time
02 - Underlude I
03 - Waste
04 - Underlude II
05 - They Took It All
06 - The March
07 - River of Blood
08 - Drought
09 - Underlude III
10 - Bed Time Story

Line-up
Johnny Maz (Huis) - keyboards
JF Rémillard - guitars
Bönz - bass and vocals
   With
guests

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