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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Different Strings "The sands of time"


Country: Malta
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: April 2021
Tracklist
1 - Out of time
2 - The hourglass overture
3 - Poverty and agony
4 - Broken childhood
5 - Freedom (living hell)
6 - The sands of time
7 - The gathering
8 - Ten dollar love
9 - Glimps of concioussness
10 - The plan
11 - Castles in the sand
12 - The hourglass overture (reprise)
13 - Out of time (reprise)

Line-up
Chris Mallia - all instruments, backing vocals
   With
Andrea Casali (Icefish) - vocals
AnneMarie Spiteri - vocals (8)
Kurt Aquilina - guitar solo (11)
Jeanpierre Zammit - guitar solo (10)
Arthem Zhulyev - tenor sax solo (4)

Media/Samples
The sands of time
Ten dollar love (single version)

Links:
Zaar crowdfunding

Sorizon "Thanatos Rising"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital, vinyl
Release date: February 26, 2021
Tracklist
1. Descending Into Darkness (1:09) 
2. Thanatos Rising (4:43) 
3. A Distant Echo (3:11) 
4. Lost In A Dream (4:45) 
5. Eternity's Door (1:09) 
6. Prisoner To Yourself (5:08) 
7. Hidden Evils (3:56) 
8. Imminent Contact (4:03) 
9. Destined For Despair (5:30) 
10. Awaken To This Light (5:46) 
11. Virtual Deception (4:08) 
12. Worth And Wisdom (4:28) 

Total Time 47:56

Line-up
Sean Elston - Drums 
Dr. Danny Mann - Guitars
Keith McIntosh - Vocals
Tim Hall - Guitars
Kevin Vickers - Bass

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Links:
Web page
Facebook

Pentesilea Road "Pentesilea Road"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 26, 2021 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Memory Corners (6:17) 
2. Stranded (5:57) 
3. Genius Loci (7:19) 
4. Spectral Regrowth (4:52) 
5. Stains (5:58) 
6. Give Them Space (5:47) 
7. Shades Of The Night (6:12) 
8. The Psychopathology Of Everyday Things (6:08) 
9. Noble Art (4:06) 
10. Pentesilea Road (6:37) 
11. A Tale Of Dissidence (6:17) 
12. Shades Of The Night (6:12) 

Total Time 71:42

Line-up
Vito F. Mainolfi - Guitars & Bass
Lorenzo Nocerino - Vocals
Michele Guaitoli - Vocals
Ezio Di Ieso - Piano & Keys
Alfonso Mocerino - Drums
  With
Ray Alder (Fates Warning) - Vocals
Mark Zonder (Fates Warning) - Drums

Media/Samples
Bandcamp
Streams 

Links:
Facebook

Friday, February 26, 2021

IOTUNN "Access All Worlds"


Country: Denmark
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Metal Blade Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 26, 2021
Tracklist
1. Voyage Of The Garganey I (7:25) 
2. Access All Worlds (11:36) 
3. Laihem's Golden Pits (4:40) 
4. Waves Below (10:10) 
5. The Tower Of Cosmic Nihility (7:30) 
6. The Weaver System (6:33) 
7. Safe Across The Endless Night (13:47) 

Total Time 61:41

Line-up
Jón Aldará – vocals
Jens Nicolai Gräs – guitars
Jesper Gräs – guitars
Eskil Rask – bass
Bjørn Wind Andersen – drums

Description/Reviews:
Access All Worlds is seven songs driven by creative curiosity and artistic honesty, that also initiate feelings and reflections. An epic, cosmic and contemplative journey of energetic beauty and ferocity, Access All Worlds reflects on human existence, set in a storyline following daring space travelers. The music is grounded in roaring, colorful drumming and crushing bass, while the sonic horizon is painted with a vast spectrum of guitar-driven expression, all overarched by narration through diverse vocals.

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Links
Facebook

Artnat "The Mirror Effect"


Country: Portugal
Genre(s): Progressive Rock 
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 1, 2021
Tracklist
1. Riding The Edge Of Darkness (5:15) 
2. Eternal Dance Of Love (5:54) 
3. Return To OM (14:01) 
4. From Chaos To Beauty (3:50) 
5. A View From Above (4:53) 
6. Cosmic Machinery (4:01) 
7. The Mirror Effect (4:56) 
8. Celebration (3:16) 
9. The Dramatic Beauty Of Life (6:22) 
10. The Complex Art Of Creation (6:42) 
11. Finale (1:24) 

Total Time 60:34

Line-up
Manuel Cardoso (Tantra) - guitars
Gui da Luz (Tantra) - synthesizers
Sara Freitas - vocals
Paulo Bretão - bass
João Samora - drums
André Hencleeday - keyboards

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Links:
Facebook

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Jeremy Cubert "Toward The Sky"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: February 25, 2021
Tracklist
1. Toward The Sky (9:35) 
2. Take Note (6:40) 
3. Space Race (5:41) 
4. Saving Grace (6:21) 
5. Sidewinder (3:57) 
6. Backwards Forwards (4:04) 
7. The Field And The Crow (6:32) 
8. Frame Of Reference (7:04) 

Total Time 49:54

Line-up
Jeremy Cubert (Formativ, Apothecary) - Piano, Organ, Synthesizer, Chapman Stick, LinnStrument, Harpejji G16, Zendrum, Dragonfly Fretless Bass, Guitar

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Links:
Facebook
Proggnosis

Subterranean Masquerade "Mountain Fever"


Country: Israel
Genre(s)Progressive Metal/Rock
LabelSensory Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: May 14, 2021
Tracklist
1. Snake Charmer
2. Diaspora, My Love
3. Mountain Fever
4. Inwards
5. Somewhere I Sadly Belong
6. The Stillnox Oratory
7. Ascend
8. Ya Shema Evyonecha
9. For The Leader, With Strings Music
10. Mångata

Line-up
Davidavi “Vidi” Dolev - lead & backing vocals
Tomer Pink - rhythm & acoustic guitars
Or Shalev - lead & acoustic guitars
Shai Yallin - keyboards, glockenspiel
Golan Farhi - bass guitar
Omer Fishbein - lead guitar (3), bulbul tarang (6)
   With
Matan Shmuely (Orphaned Land)  - drums
Yatziv Caspi - percussions
Neta Maimon - cello
Oren Tsor - violin, viola
Idit Mintzer - brass (5, 9)
Alon Karnieli, Idan Kringle, Matan Carlos Mandelbaum  & Richard Aevum - gang vocals (2, 4, 6)
Jackie Hole - female vocals (3, 4, 6)
Yakir Sasson - woodwinds (3,5,8)
Ashmedi Melechesh - harsh vocals (4)
Hadar Levi - talkbox guitar (5)
Uri Shefi - bouzouki, oud, louta
Idan David Amsalem (Orphaned Land) - guitar solo (10)

Description/Reviews:
Boasting ten new songs which encompassing nearly fifty-five minutes of material, Mountain Fever push the balance between pioneering experimentalism to our own take on modern pop culture and its manifestation in the Middle East. Revealing an album composed of African and Balkan brass sections, Arabic violins, extended vocal techniques, and several special guest appearances, watch out for radio friendly hooks that emerge out of heavy riffs and polychromatic arrangements.
Media/Samples
Ascend