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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Altare Thotemico "Selfie Ergo Sum"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelMa.Ra.Cash Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 30, 2020
Tracklist
1. Non in mio nome
2. Game over 
3. Schopenhauer
4. Madre Terra
5. Ologramma vivo 
6. Luce bianca 
7. Selfie ergo sum 
8. Bianco orso 
9. Poesia crepuscolar 

Line-up
Gianni Venturi - Vocals 
Marika Pontegavelli - Piano, synth, vocals  
Agostino Raimo - Guitars 
Giorgio Santisi - Bass
Filippo Lambertucci - Drums, percussion
   With
Emiliano Vernizzi - Sax
Matteo Pontegavelli - Trumpet

Media/Samples 


The Archipelago "Mind and Failure"




Country: Denmark
Genre(s): Progressive Post Rock
Format: digital
Release date: September 29 , 2020
Tracklist
1. Friction (7:17)
2. Fever Dream (6:29)
3. Ganymede (4:56)
4. Of Mind And Failure (6:43)
5. And Other Such Beauty (6:35)
6. Cosmonauts (6:48)
7. Red Hot Horizon (5:05)
8. Snowblind (6:22)
9. The Envelope (6:17)

Total Time 56:32

Line-up
Carsten Beese - Guitar
Christian Lieven - Drums, Bass
Christian Ravn - Bass
Christoffer Knudsen - Vocals
Kristian Jensen - Keys, Bass
Nikolaus Sonnenschein - Guitar

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Battling Delirium "Unknown Things"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: September 29, 2020
Tracklist
1. Unknown Things (2:47)
2. What Has Come (4:04)
3. The Come Down (4:30)
4. Sunwalker (1:10)
5. Conscious Coma (3:36)
6. Stronghold (4:17)
7. Novamind (6:51)
8. Acquiesce The Loop (6:20)
9. Diabolos (Reboot) (4:06)
10. LightYears (3:02)
11. Breeching Zion (6:16)
12. Otherworld (11:04)

Total Time 58:03

Line-up
Andrew Overstreet
Marshall Mears
Jason Baldwin
Jae Ross
   With
Cameron Alidor (2)


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Juan Ricardo Weiler "Eye of Horus"


Country: Chile
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: Mylodon Records - MyloCD118
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 29, 2020
Tracklist
1. Horus (4:28)
2. Fam (4:05)
3. Edfu (12:31)
4. Isis (Libra) (4:57)
5. Seth (17:45)
6. Osiris (Ilusiones) (19:19)

Total Time 63:05

Line-up
Juan Ricardo Weiler (Seti, Taurus, Evolution) - drums, keyboards, bass (2), guitar (2)
    With
John Clark (Evolution) - guitar (3)
Rodrigo Ibieta (Pié Plano) - keyboards (3, 4)
Fernando González (Evolution) - guitar (4, 5, 6)
Pedro Muñoz (Evolution) - keyboards (5, 6)
Claudio Momberg (Seti, Taurus) - keyboards (1, 5, 6), guitar (1)
Jorge Herrera (Flat Pié, Evolution) - bass (3)
José Luis Ramos (Seti, Taurus) - bass (1)
Fernando Islas (Evolution)  - bass (2, 5, 6)
Aly - guitar (1, 5)

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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
Bandcamp

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Monday, September 28, 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

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Saturday, September 26, 2020

Illuminated Minerva "Enigma Adamantine"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Heartbeat Of Creation (9:48) 
2. Sightings (5:08) 
3. Abductions (7:05) 
4. Wilder (Mother Goddess) (8:37) 
5. Illuminatus Majoris (13:03) 

Total Time 43:41

Line-up
Nathan Bourgeault – Guitar
Jordon Bourgeault – Drums
Matt Petti – Bass
Pat Lawtey – Guitar

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The Reticent "The Oubliette"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. Stage 1: His Name Is Henry (9:46) 
2. Stage 2: The Captive (6:00) 
3. Stage 3: The Palliative Breath (7:13) 
4. Stage 4: The Dream (11:47) 
5. Stage 5: The Nightmare (12:14) 
6. Stage 6: The Oubliette (10:38) 
7. Stage 7: _________ (6:10) 

Total Time 63:48

Line-up
Chris Hathcock - All instruments
James Nelson - Lead  Vocals 

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Benjamin's Kite "Ingenious Cacophonies"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. Widow Maker (6:09)
2. High Water Mark (6:14)
3. One Good Soldier (5:15)
4. Spoken True (5:21)
5. Sector 85 (26:32) :
- i. Transfiguration
- ii. Emergence
- iii. The Party
- iv. Cascade
- v. Towards Orion
- vi. Ascendance
6. Barnard's Loop (9:28)

Total Time 58:59

Line-up
Bryan Vamos - Keyboards, Voices
Marc Mongrain - Bass
Robbie Brennan - Guitars, Vocals
Zoltan Vamos - Drums and Voices
Robert Leader - Drums
Peter Szewc - Drums
Robin Habermehl - Saxophones and Flutes

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Bandcamp

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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

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Fleetburner "Fleetburner"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Butler Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Land (3:47)
2. The Beach (feat. Nils Courbaron) (4:10)
3. The Breakwater (5:42)
4. Open Water (3:39)
5. The Fleet (5:48)
6. The Passenger (feat. Agnete M. Kirkevaag) (5:34)
7. The Deck (4:57)
8. The Course (6:20)
9. Below The Waves (feat. Nils Courbaron) (4:21)
10. The Deep (feat. Christopher Amott) (5:07)
11. The Endless (5:27)

Total Time 54:52

Line-up
Kevin Storm - Guitars
Ken Simerly - Vocals
Peter Iwers (ex-In Flames, ex-Cyrha) - Bass 
Tomas Myklebust (Mistur, Galar) - Drums 
Veli-Matti Kananen (Kalmah, One Morning Left) - Keys 
   With
Christopher Amott (Dark Tranquillity, ex-Arch Enemy)
Nils Courbaron (Sirenia)
Masha “Scream” Arkiphova (Arkona)
Agnete M Kirkevaag (Madder Mortem)

Description/Reviews

Musically, Fleetburner is a mix of Progressive and Melodic Death Metal, while sometimes there is a clear present of Black, Thrash, Doom and even some Post Metal elements. The opening “The Land” sounds quite silent and melancholic, without presaging any Death Metal brutality that will crush the listener in “The Breakwater”. “The Deck”, in its turn starts slowly and sounds more like Doom, while in the middle of the song the band increases the tempo and the music turns into Swedish Melodic Death. The next “The Course” also starts with Doom but then music goes to Avantgarde Metal with some Black notes.
Read the full review at antichristmagazine.com

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Ward XVI "Metamorphosis"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Eclectic Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Metal Rocka Recordings
Format: CD, digital 
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. Retrogression (1:31) 
2. The Cradle Song (8:23) 
3. Mister Babadook (5:27) 
4. Daisy Chains (3:08) 
5. Broken Toys (3:37) 
6. Imago (5:04) 
7. A Goodnight Shot (4:11) 
8. Burn The Witch (6:35) 
9. Catch Me If You Can (4:39) 
10. The Verdict (1:28) 
11. Shadows Ft. Russ Custard (5:38) 

Total Time 49:41

Line-up
Psychoberrie - Lead Vocals
Dr. Von Stottenstein - Guitars
Wolfy Huntsman - Bass
   With
Chrs Barton - The Psychiatrist (1)
Steve Walker -  The Judge (10)
Martin Crawley – Keyboards & Accordion
Anabelle Iratni – Operatic Vocals
Russ Custard – Vocals (11)
John Badger - Drums

Description/Reviews
Sonically, it’s all over the place. WARD XVI have thrown elements of doom, prog and even fairground music into the mix, but this chaotic approach works in their favour. They’re hard to pin down but have a similar vibe to the recent OCEANS OF SLUMBER record. They’re more theatrical and have less death metal up their sleeves, but they possess a similar skill in making rooms feel smaller and shadows longer. They’re also happy to take their time and let things unfold gradually. These songs are methodical and grim, subtly wrapping the listener in a shroud of suffocating darkness.
Read the full review by Tim Bolitho-Jones  at distortedsoundmag.com
 
Also read the review by Tom Cornell cgcmpodcast.com

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Bandcamp
Deezer


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

Media/Samples 
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.
Media/Samples 
What If...
Down
Wangari

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Aveya "The Earth Still Breathes" EP


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. Liminal (3:35)
2. Forest (4:18)
3. Nightshade (4:22)
4. Ashes (3:30)
5. Scoria (4:25)
6. Broken Sky (2:41)
7. Mobius Strip (5:15)

Total Time 28:06

Line-up
Aveya - Guitar
Matt Lippa - Drums
Nick Thorpe - Bass
Erez Aviram - Piano
Fryderyk HD - Piano (7)
Serena Z - Solo Violin & Violin I
Derek Song - Violin II
Jace Kim - Viola
Yuki Mochizuki - Cello

Description/Reviews
Aveya is a guitarist and composer who integrates film scoring and progressive metal to create dramatic instrumental music. Having studied counterpoint and classical theory, Aveya adopted those classical writing approaches to create progressive metal compositions; allowing for continuity between instruments resulting in melodic soundscapes and dramatic climaxes. Her debut album, “The Earth Still Breathes” explores the forgotten stories of the earth.

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp
Spotify
Youtube 

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Out5ide "Tumbleweeds"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelM & O Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. Kids Of The Pack (4:46) 
2. Fair And Square (5:37) 
3. Immigrant Throng (4:50) 
4. Tumbleweed (4:57) 
5. 9 Am (6:01) 
6. The Kitchen (5:00) 
7. Down In Hell EXPLICIT (5:17) 
8. Underground Railroad (5:08) 
9. Drawing For Kids (5:01) 
10. If (3:31) 

Total Time 50:08 

Line-up
Laurent Hantz : vocals & rhythm guitar 
Philippe Rau : lead guitar & backing vocals
Matthieu Heise : bass 
Olivier Schaal : keyboards
Olivier Sapte : drums

Media/Samples 
spotify 


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.

Media/Samples 
The Pump
Meat Star
Bandcamp

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Friday, September 25, 2020

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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Dyble Longdon "Between A Breath And A Breath"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Prog Folk
Label: English Electric Recordings (CD), Plane Groovy (vinyl)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: September 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. Astrologers (5:54)
2. Obedience (5:12)
3. Tidying Away The Pieces (4:57)
4. Between A Breath And A Breath (3:59)
5. France (11:35)
6. Whisper (7:29)
7. Heartwashing (2:42)

Total Time 41:48

Line-up
Judy Dyble (Fairport Convention) - vocals, autoharp
David Longdon (Big Big Train) - vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, piano and keyboards
Jeff Davenport (Jade Warrior) - drums, percussion (1)
Danny Manners (Big Big Train) - double bass
Rikard Sjöblom (Beardfish, Gungfly, Big Big Train) - accordion
Rachel Hall (Big Big Train) - violin
Greg Spawton (Big Big Train) - bass guitar and Moog Taurus pedals
Nick D’Virgilio (Spock's Beard, Big Big Train) - drums
Dave Gregory (Big Big Train, XTC) - guitar (1)
Andy Lewis (Paul Weller) - bass guitar (1)
Luca Calabrese (Isildurs Bane) - trumpet
Dave Sturt (Gong, Steve Hillage) - fretless bass

Description/Reviews
Of interest to many will be the appearance of most of BBT in some form or another and whilst the music is far more folky than rock, there is still enough punch to bring this into the progressive rock realm, especially on the longer tracks like the epic France and Whisper, both of which are intriguing compositions. 
Read the full review by John Wenlock-Smith at progradar.org

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Bandcamp
Astrologers

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WorldService Project "Hiding In Plain Sight"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: RareNoise Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date:  September 25, 2020
Tracklist
1. Deeper (3:28) 
2. Pomped Up Freddie (3:46) 
3. Where Am I? (4:06) 
4. Sex, Lies, Lies And Lies (5:36) 
5. The Kipper And The Pork Pie (3:42) 
6. The Higgly Giggly Wiggly Woo (1:56) 
7. Vendetta (3:09) 
8. Europhiles (3:49) 
9. Onward (5:40) 

Total Time 35:12

Line-up
Dave Morecroft – Keyboards, Vocals
Ben Powling – Saxophones
Arthur O’Hara – Bass, Vocals
Luke Reddin-Williams – Drums, Percussion
  With
Kieran McLeod – Trombone (2,6,8,9)

Description/Reviews:
WSP’s eclectic music has invited many comparisons with Morecroft famously describing his group’s music as being “like a cage fight between Weather Report, Stravinsky, Meshuggah, Frank Zappa and Monty Python”.
Read the full review by Ian Mann at thejazzmann.com

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Ryan Yard "The Nature Of Solitude II"


CountryUK
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date:  September 24, 2020
Tracklist
1. The Nature Of Solitude II Part One (21:34) 
2. The Nature Of Solitude II Part Two (17:55) 

Total Time 39:29

Line-up
Ryan Yard (Robert Reed Sanctuary band) - all instruments
With:
Carl Major - additional guitar parts

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Eloy Fritsch "Moment in Paradise"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Instrumental Symphonic
Format: digital
Release date: September 23, 2020
Tracklist
1. High Places, Pt. 1 (2:56) 
2. High Places, Pt. 2 (3:52) 
3. High Places, Pt. 3 (3:49) 
4. High Places, Pt. 4 (3:26) 
5. Moment In Paradise (5:33) 
6. Silver Dream (11:50) 
7. Blue Eyes Reflected Over The Ocean (3:12) 
8. Funny Moments (3:04) 
9. Running To The Sea (3:10) 
10. Drone Attack (2:51) 
11. Wanishing Point (4:24) 
12. Gently Touch The Sky (5:12) 

Total Time 53:19

Line-up
Eloy Fritsch (Apocalypse) - all instruments

Description/Reviews
On His fourteenth solo album, Eloy Fritsch recorded twelve new songs, including the suite "High Places", formed by four parts in an instrumental fusion style. "Moment in Paradise" is a different album from the previous ones, very diverse and with a variety of modern ideas and harmonies from Jazz. The song “Moment in Paradise” was composed in a symphonic style and seeks to recreate the cover image that illustrates the album, which represents the composer as a child sailing in his boat on a keyboard path that leads to a place of dreams and fantasies. The album also features the composition “Silver Dream”, a tribute to keyboardist Keith Emerson of the English group EL&P, who passed away in 2016, one of the main influences of Eloy Fritsch. Fritsch comments: “This album is very different from the previous Journey to the Future released in 2019. Instead of being melodic and electronic-based on synthesizers, the new album is rock and fusion, with a greater variety of solos and improvisations in the songs. In most compositions, in addition to drums and bass, I use piano sounds and other classic keyboards like the Clavinet, Rhodes Fender, Hammond organ, and Minimoog ”. 

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

RMP "I Am a Stranger in the Earth"


Country: Russia
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
LabelArtBeat
FormatCD, digital
Release date: September 21, 2020 (digital)
Tracklist
1. I Am A Stranger In The Earth (3:46) 
2. For The Sun Of Righteousness (2:52) 
3. On A Factory Of Broken Dreams. (7:20) 
4. Steps. Loneliness In The CrowD. (3:44) 
5. Something HappeneD To My Heart. (6:43) 
6. Blot Out All Mine Iniquities (3:06) 
7. Loss Of Watchfulness (2:38) 
8. Uphold Me With Thy Free Spirit (3:18) 
9. In Forest. А Matter Of ChoicE (5:00) 
10. Strange Area. Something's Wrong Here (6:37) 
11. Summer Haze. Lazy Dreams (3:35) 
12. Night Flight. Еxperience Of LevitatioN (5:15) 
13. X-Mas Child. Innocence And ExperiencE (3:10) 
14. Do Not Postpone For Later (3:04) 

Total Time 60:08

Line-up
Yurii Groiser – drums
Max Lokosov – bass
Vladimir Mikhaylov – guitars, percussion, drill, samples
Leonid Perevalov – bass clarinets, clarinets
Ivan Rozmainsky (Roz Vitalis) – keyboards
   With:
Dmitry Chichagov – additional keyboards [1], [9], [10], [13]
Anastasia Mikhaylova - voices
Philip Semenov – drums [9]
Ruslan Sobinin – melodica, acoustic guitar [10], additional electric guitar [9], bass [1]
Ksenia Vaganova – violin

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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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Monday, September 21, 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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Sunday, September 20, 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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Mirayon "A Tale of Challenging Hope"


Country: Switzerland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: September 19, 2020
Tracklist
1. It's Not About Perfection (5:46) 
2. We Run We Hide (6:39) 
3. Change Me (4:14) 
4. I Am His Child (3:50) 
5. Free (7:00) 
6. Struggle (7:06) 
7. I Need Forgiveness (5:27) 
8. I Run Away (5:28) 
9. You Are The Light (10:05) 

Total Time 55:35

Line-up
Silas Bitterli: Vocals 
Dario Colombo: Guitar 
Cyril Stoller: Keys 
Daniel Schmid: Bass 
   With
Luca Weber: Drums
Levi Rauff: Drums
Roman Hulliger: Drums
Philip Schmid: Vocals
Daniela Germann: Vocals
Josh Walter: Vocals

Media/Samples 
I Run Away
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Métronhomme "“Tutto il tempo del Mondo -1.òikos" EP


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: digital 
Release date: September 19, 2020
Tracklist
1. Quarantine (2:41)
2. Come la Neve (2:44)
3. Di una Moneta che Cade (4:26)
4. Supermarket (2:11)
5. Arkè (3:51)
6. Il Rumore del Mare (3:01)
7. La Città di K. (5:36)
                
Total time: 24:30

Line-up
Mirko Galli - Bass, synth pedal
Tommaso Lambertucci: piano, synth, vocals
Andrea Lazzaro Ghezzi: assorted percussions
Marco Poloni: piano, maschine, vocals

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Saturday, September 19, 2020

Shivers Addiction "Artificial Paradise"


Country: Italy 
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: B District 8
Format: digital
Release date: September 18, 2020
Tracklist
1. Remote Control (4:48) 
2. Eve (4:20) 
3. Artificial Paradise (3:35) 
4. Chicago (6:09) 
5. This Song Has No Lyrics (3:42) 
6. Nobody's Land (7:24) 
7. Monologue Of A Soldier (1:43) 
8. Warmachines (5:39) 
9. Forsaken Son (5:25) 
10. Chain Reaction (4:36) 
11. Lost But Alive (5:15) 
12. Requiem For The Missings (2:16) 

Total Time 54:52

Line-up
Davide Prestigiacomo - Vocals
Marco Panizzo - Guitar
Gino Pecoraro - Guitar
Tony Colella  - Bass Guitar
Angelo “Depo” De Polignol - Drums

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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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Moon Men "Tales of the Space Pirates"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Eclectic, Avant Prog, Fusion, Space Rock
FormatCD-R, digital
Release dateSeptember 18, 2020

Tracklist
1. Life Of The Automaton Accountant (4:02) 
2. Andy Had Gills (for Andy Gill) (4:16) 
3. Space Hero Theme Song (2:52) 
4. Paper Ball For Kitty (4:34) 
5. Sliding On The Moone (3:51) 
6. Graham Crackers In The Monastery (4:40) 
7. The Chemicals I Ate Did It (3:17) 
8. Unknown On The Telephone (3:15) 
9. Space Opera Blues (4:57) 
10. Journey To The Plains Of Obmurd (7:55) 

Total Time 43:39

Line-up
Sgt. Cthulhu Moone (Jerry King) - bass clef device, trombombulator, geetar
Eschaton Crater (Bret Hart) - pluckomatic, stretch-tone, electrospock therapy, & wheeze organ
Major Dom Fook (Dave Newhouse) - plutonian ivory tinklers & fookophones
Billzilla (Bill Jungwirth) - spoons

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Blank Manuskript "Himmelfahrt"


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

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

Media/Samples
Mind Your Head

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Alfonso Corace "Fo's Room"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 18, 2020 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Serenity (4:16)
2. The End (4:51)
3. Isolation (4:10)
4. Control (4:59)
5. Healing (4:03)
6. Turning Clear (5:29)
7. Primitive (3:56)
8. Dream (3:16)
9. Spring (5:22)
10. People In Disguise (4:14)

Total Time 44:36

Line-up
Alfonso Corace – Drums and percussion, bass, guitars, keys, vocals and vocoders
    With
Giuseppe Orlando – Copilot and low vocals (2, 4)
Elisabetta Marchetti – Vocals (5)
Maria Luisa Peliti – Flute (9)

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Tehborken "With Silver"



Country: Australia
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic
Format: CD, digital
Release date: September 18, 2020
Tracklist
1. Veteran Of The Sands (14:16)
2. Priests Of The Plague (10:44)
3. Forsaking The Swamp (11:12)
4. Weep For The Forest (7:27)
5. Of Tomorrow (14:39)

Total Time 58:18

Line-up
Cameron Twomey - all instruments

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