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Monday, May 23, 2022

A one day free access

    The next weekend anyone can get a one day free access to the new blog.

    If you want to get it, send me an email to newprogreleases@gmail.com or write your email here in comments.

    On May 28 in the evening or May 29 in the morning (UTC+2) I'll send invites to everybody who has provided their email addresses by that time. The access will be cancelled not less than in 24 hours after the time of sending these invites.

    I will also send invites to the emails provided later during that day, but I can't guarantee I that will react quickly. The cancellation of access in such cases will happen simultaneously with the general group, that is less than in 24 hours.

    You have to have a google account in order to get access. If you don't have one, you will be suggested to create it after accepting the invitation.

    P.S. Those, who are subscribed for categories other than full access, will get invites automatically.
April 30 is the last day this blog is updated in usual mode.

Starting May 1 all the news will be published at a new non-public blog. Here I will only update previously published posts and publish some selected news.

The information concerning subscription for access to new blog is published on the 'Subscription' page.

P.S. Some people may have missed my posts about the situation published during March and April and are still wondering why the access to the blog has become paid.


There is war in my country and the situation with jobs and salaries is such that I can't afford spending time needed for this blog without at least some compensation. I offer different levels of participation, so that anybody who is able to pay, could continue to get the information about new albums.
Some people may have missed my posts about the situation published during March and April and are still wondering why the access to the blog has become paid.


There is war in my country and the situation with jobs and salaries is such that I can't afford spending time needed for this blog without at least some compensation. I offer different levels of participation, so that anybody who is able to pay, could continue to get the information about new albums.

Friday, May 20, 2022

Evergrey "A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)"

Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelNapalm Records
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: May 20, 2022
Tracklist
01 Save Us
02 Midwinter Calls
03 Ominous
04 Call Out the Dark
05 The Orphean Testament
06 Reawakening
07 The Great Unwashed
08 Heartless
09 Blindfolded
10 Wildfires

Line-up
Tom S. Englund - vocals, guitar
Henrik Danhage - guitars
Rikard Zander - keyboards
Jonas Ekdahl - drums
Johan Niemann - bass

Media/Samples
Save Us

James Labrie “Beautiful Shade Of Grey"

Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label Inside Out
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: May 20, 2022
Tracklist
1. Devil In Drag (5.37)
2. SuperNova Girl (4.22)
3. Give And Take (4.44)
4. Sunset Rain (5.10)
5. Ramble On (4.55)
6. Hit Me Like A Brick (3.22)
7. Wildflower (3.54)
8. Conscience Calling (0.48)
9. What I Missed (4.53)
10. Am I Right (5.52)
11. Devil In Drag (electric version) (4.43)

Line-up
James Labrie (Dream Theater) - Lead & Backing Vocals
Paul Logue (Eden’s Curse) - Acoustic Guitars & Bass
Chance Labrie - Drums & Percussion
Marco Sfogli (Creation's End, IceFish, The Wormhole Experience) - Lead Acoustic & Electric Guitars
Christian Pulkkinen (Eden’s Curse) - Keyboards

Media/Samples
Devil In Drag

Pymlico "Supermassive"

Country: Norway
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Label: Apollon Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: May 20, 2022
Tracklist
1. Breaking Protocol (06:04)
2. Confusion (05:55)
3. Clockwork (05:14)
4. Are We There Yet? (05:18)
5. Time Out (06:18)
6. Little Nellie (04:43)
7. Doppelmayr (04:46)
8. WTG (06:06)

Line-up
Øyvind Brøter: Keyboards
Stephan Hvinden: Guitars
Andreas Sjo Engen: Guitars
Arild Brøter: Drums & keyboards
Oda Rydning: Percussion
Robin Havem Løvøy: Saxophones
Are Nerland: Bass guitar, synth bass

Description/Reviews:
The band keeps on exploring the landscape between progressive rock and fusion. They have clearly found their style and showcase an album filled with catchy hooks, singable melodies, strong grooves and blistering guitar solos. Mixing genres and taking inspiration from a wide array of styles including progressive rock, jazz rock, fusion, AOR and pop has resulted in eight powerful tracks. Produced with meticulous attention to details, the album has a crystal-clear modern sound that truly is supermassive.
Media/Samples
Breaking Protocol

Links:
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Sadist "Firescorched"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Death Metal
Label: Agonia Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: May 20, 2022
Tracklist
1. Accabadora
2. Fleshbound
3. Finger Food
4. Burial of a Clown
5. Loa
6. Aggression/Regression
7. Three Mothers and the Old Devil Father
8. Trauma (Impaired Mind Functionality)
9. Firescorched
10. Rerek*
11. Accabadora (Atitai)*

*Box CD bonus tracks

Line-up
Trevor Sadist - vocals
Tommy Talamanca - guitar, keyboards
Jeroen Paul Thesseling - bass
Romain Goulon - drums

Media/Samples
Finger Food

Links:
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Spotify
Instagram
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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Soul Leakage "Syzygy"

Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Atmospheric,Psychedelic,Ambient
Label: Radici Music Records
Format: CD,digital
Release date: June 1, 2022
Tracklist
1 Syzygy
2 Mars blows
3 Soap bubble
4 Sunday demise
5 Noah's dream
6 Sweet angel
7 Buddha's temple
8 Disclosure

Credits
Francesco Lenzi - guitars and mandolin
Davide Lucioli - keys, bass, sound fx, music production
   With
Jacopo Bucciantini - percussions

music by Soul Leakage
mixing by Davide Lucioli and Jacopo Bucciantini
mastering by Jacopo Bucciantini

Description/Reviews:
Soul Leakage was born in 2020 from the strings and the keays of Francesco Lenzi and Davide Lucioli with the aim to communicate spontaneous music that could reflect an intimate and visceral dimension, between psychedelia, rock and soundscape. From this idea the band builds a spacious and thoughtful music architecture: celestial bodies, tantric visions and fractal inspired us during the journey.
Media/Samples
Syzygy

Links:
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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Lady Lake "Not Far from Llyn Llydaw"

Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
LabelMusea Records - FGBG  5049 (CD)
Format: CD, vinyl,digital
Release date: May 18, 2022 (CD, vinyl)
Tracklist
1 Séjour au Gîte de la Tourette
2 Nachtfahrer
3 Emmy
4 Alpenkreuzer
5 24 Mayfield Road
6 Yuletide in Glenshee
7 Patchouli Girls
8 Not Far from Llyn Llydaw
9 Llyn Llydaw

Credits
Leendert Korstanje: Hammond L122, Mini-Moog Voyager, Fender-Rhodes 73 Mk I
Jurgen Houwers: electric violin, electric cello, recorders, percussion
Jan Dubbe: acoustic drums, cymbals, percussion
   With
Peter Schoemaker: trumpet (1)

Recorded and mixed at Lenny’s Luscious Laboratory, The Netherlands and Gîte de la Tourette, France.
Engineered by Jan Dubbe, Jurgen Houwers and Leendert Korstanje
Produced and mixed by Lady Lake
Mastered by Darius van Helfteren at Amsterdam Mastering
All music composed by Lady Lake
24 Mayfield Road partly inspired by Pavel Haas
Cover idea by Lady Lake. Cover design by Martin ‘t Hart. 
Original painting “Post Archie” by René de Beaumont 1975. Photography by Geert de Groot


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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Mendel "Equilibrium"

Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 17, 2022
Tracklist
01 Parabellum
02 Hell Redux 
03 Hades Dethroned
04 The Aeonian Shift 
05 Nightingale (Interlude)
06 Returnal
07 Beyond The Journey
08 The Butterfly Principle
09 Harpzchord
10 Summoning Ghosts
11 Forgiving
12 Equilibrium 
13 Covenant (*)
14 Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy (*)
15 Hades Dethroned (Orchestral) (*)
16 Beyond The Journey (Orchestral) (*)
  * = Bonus Track

Credits
Mendel bij de Leij - All instruments
  Except
Coen Strouken - Viola (6)
Christian Hjort Lauritzen - Violin (7)

Written, produced & mixed by Mendel bij de Leij
Mastered by Jens Bogren
Cover art done by @syber.vision
Layout by Julien Jensen

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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