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Thursday, February 28, 2019

MoodMan "Man of the New Age"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Art Rock
Label: Oskar Productions - OSKAR 1095 CD
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 28, 2019
Tracklist
01. Man Of The New Age - 4:51
02. The Trip - 7:06
03. Stony Beach - 7:26
04. The Wisest One In The Room - 6:51
05. I'm Stuck Here - 6:19
06. Right Place - 3:30
07. Forward - 5:51
08. Live Better - 6:19

Total time - 48:13

Line-up
Witold Rolnik aka MoodMan - vocal, guitars, piano, keyboards/synthesizers, e-BOW, programming,
   With
Paweł Korbacz, Jan Mazurek, Paweł Pełczyński, Sergiusz Suporn,
Karolina Supron, Hania Sztachańska, Aleksandra Maćkowiak, Katarzyna Nowak, Joanna Stach, Jakub Frydrych, Bartek Kucz, Stanisław Supron

Media/Samples 

I'm Stuck Here
Live Better

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Anvil Therapy "Duality"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: February 28, 2019
Tracklist
1 - Desert (05:20)
2 - Monothonya (05:00)
3 - Dear Father (06:02)
4 - Overlaps (04:35)
5 - Duality (10:55)
6 - Being Myself (03:56)
7 - Rage (05:23)
8 - Threw It All (04:12)
9 - Roses and Caskets (06:09)
10 - What Remains (14:30)

Line-up
Alessandro Matera - Vocals
Alessandro Berchicci Soave - Guitars
Dario Calamai - Keyboards
Stefano Filipponi - Bass
Michel Agostini - Drums

Media/Samples 
Rage
Overlaps

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Kinetic Element "The Face of Life"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Symphonic
Label: Melodic Revolution Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February/March 2019
Tracklist
1) Epistle
2) All OpenEyes
3) The Face of Life
4) Last Words

Line-up
Mike Visaggio - keyboards, vocals
Michael Murray - drums
Mark Tupko - bass
Saint John Coleman - vocals
Peter Matuchniak (Gekko Project, Bomber Goggles) - guitars

Media/Samples 
Epistle
All Open Eyes
Bandcamp

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Stefan Petanovski "Architect of Reality"


Country: Macedonia
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 27, 2019
Tracklist
1. Introduction (0:35)
2. Awakening (5:54)
3. Isolation (4:23)
4. Remember (4:42)
5. Tricky Maze (4:06)
6. Multifaceted (5:37)
7. Bound By Blood (5:18)
8. Timelapse (4:32)
9. Altered State Of Mind (6:24)
10. Hot Coffee (6:53)
11. Banquet Of Life: Chapter I (10:18)
12. Banquet Of Life: Chapter II (9:53)

Total Time 68:35

Line-up
Stefan Petanovski – Electric guitars, Acoustic guitars, Bass guitar and Programming (Bass guitar, Drums and Synths )
   With
Damir Puh - Guitar solo on Remember
Viktor Zahariev - Guitar solo on Multifaceted
Pellumb Qerimi - Guitar solo on Timelapse
Slavko Gorgiev - Saxophone solo on Bound by Blood
Ana Petanovska – Additional vocal parts and textures on Banquet of Life Chapter I & II

Description/Reviews
This is a guitar driven effort to be sure. ... It’s an experience that could easily be placed under the umbrella of Progressive music but it also draws from metal, rock, fusion, and more as Stefan flexes his creative side through this instrumental medium. With that being said, the sound could easily be recommended for fans of Dream Theater, Steve Vai, Plini, and the like.
Read the full review by Mike at thecirclepit.com

Media/Samples 
Remember
Timelapse

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Doug the Eagle "Illiath the Barbarian"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: February 26, 2019
Tracklist
1. Follow The Leader (5:26)
2. Big Bad Wolf (5:56)
3. Bob The Bunny (6:38)
4. The Dragon Demands A Sacrifice (5:13)
5. Illiath Part I - The Quest (8:17)
6. Illiath Part II - The Fight (7:56)
7. Illiath Part III - The Capture (12:15)

Total Time 51:41

Line-up
Joseph Paul Morris - vocals, all instruments

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Monday, February 25, 2019

Hhoogg "Earthling, Go Home!"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Space Rock
Format: digital
Release date: February 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. Ccoossmmooss (8:03)
2. Rustic Alien Living (5:37)
3. Journey To The Dying Place (4:10)
4. Star Wizard, Headless And Awake (3:06)
5. Eaten On The Frontier (5:53)
6. Recalled To The Pyramids (5:18)
7. Infinitely Gone (5:43)

Total Time 37:50

Line-up
Yig Narub - synthesizer
Xtina Porcupine - bass
Tom the Ninth Universe - drums
Gregg Perry - guitar

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Duncan MacKay "Kintsugi"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelMarquee /Belle Antique - BELLE 193075
Format: CD
Release dateFebruary 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. Who Needs Voracity (3:15)
2. Kintsugi (5:04)
3. Crossing Over (3:38)
4. Tabula Rasa (3:28)
5. Boots Like A Hammer (5:37)
6. That Man (3:47)
7. Orphan Of Dreams (3:45)
8. Here On The Wind (3:46)
9. End Game (4:15)
10. Blood Thru My Veins (3:47)
11. Hold The Phone (3:27)

Total time 43:49

Line-up
Duncan Mackay - Hammond B3, Roland JD-XA, Kurzweil PC3K8
Rebeka Rain - Vocals

Media/Samples 
Samples

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Dreamwalkers Inc "First Re-Draft"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Layered Reality Productions
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. Endless (5:38)
2. Mourning After (4:48)
3. Happy Day (4:53)
4. Innerburn (7:10)
5. Dreamwalk (4:48)
6. New Strength (6:13)
7. Your Room (4:12)
8. My Loss (6:02)

Total Time 43:44

Line-up
Tom de Wit – Vocals, Guitars, Synths, Choirs
Lennert Kemper – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Norbert Veenbrink – Lead & Rhythm Guitars
Joey Klerkx – Rhythm Guitars
Vincent Reuling – Synthesizers
Peter den Bakker – Bass Guitar
Kenneth Martens – Drums

Description/Reviews
Dreamwalkers Inc. have their influences of course, but show a sound of their own, a mix that has aspects of so many sub genres from this prog metal world. 
Read the full review by Jerry van Kooten at dprp.net

Also read the review by Andrew Doherty at avenoctum.com

Media/Samples 
Innerburn
Deezer

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Skylake "In Orbit"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock
Label: FREIA Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Storm   
2. Haste   
3. Prisoner   
4. Smooth Skin / War Within   
5. Vicious   
6. Crossroads   
7. Luna

Line-up
Suzan van den Engel - lead vocals, harp
Bart Laan - guitars, additional vocals
Arjan Laan - drums
Charlie Feld - bass guitar
    With
Felix Kessels - violin & viola (3)

Description/Reviews
The album is musically informed by bands such as Karnivool, Tesseract, Anathema and Porcupine Tree, though mostly featuring their own sound. It alters between atmospheric, melodic and rhythmic styles, and varies in its intensity from calmer acoustic and ambient sections to more guitar-heavy pieces.
Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

Many Faced God "Doubt"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: February 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. Undying (7:59)
2. (a)Pathetic (5:17)
3. Godless (3:39)
4. Hush (4:30)
5. Hourglass (3:39)
6. Shadow Aura (4:58)
7. Self Destruct (6:10)
8. The Change Is You (4:53)

Total Time 41:05

Line-up
Alex Parker

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Sunday, February 24, 2019

Elspeth Meadow "Elspeth Meadow"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 24, 2019
Tracklist
1. Inner Landscape (6:09)
2. Cloudwatching (4:57)
3. Hoglets Tale (5:15)
4. The Girl Who Talked To Trees (5:13)
5. Blackbird (2:20)
6. Medieval Meadow (4:48)
7. A Country Walk (3:47)
8. Swallows To Bats (6:45)
9. Leafy Lane (4:29)
10. Church Gathering (2:20)

Total Time 46:03

Line-up
Ken Senior (Evolution/Evolve, Elegant Simplicity, Parallel or 90 Degrees) - vocals, all instruments

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Sid Vision "Feverish"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Psychedelic
Format: digital
Release date: February 24, 2019
Tracklist
1. Feverish (2:41)
2. The Darkness We're In (5:23)
3. Interlude (1:17)
4. For The Kids (5:16)
5. The Tribe (5:55)
6. Drown Pt.I (7:33)
7. Drown Pt.II (8:50)

Total Time 36:55

Line-up
Sidney Klein: Vocals & Guitar
Sebastian Däßler: Bass & Keys
Erik Zaiser: Keys
Paul Klein: Drums
   With
Mia Diekow: Backing Vocals (4,5,6)
Elisabeth Sommer: Cello (4)
Johanna Marcy: Violin (4)
Helena June Klein: Spoken words (3)

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Saturday, February 23, 2019

Anèma "Umana Città"


CountryItaly
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: February 23, 2019
Tracklist
1. Ombre (4:38)
2. Blu Assoluto (3:48)
3. Apartheid (4:16)
4. Inessenzialità (3:22)
5. Controversa (4:33)
6. Shake It, Reply (4:44)
7. Anomala Ipnosi (4:07)
8. Inverosimile (4:19)
9. Umana Città (2:35)

Total Time 36:22

Line-up
Baco Dì Silenzio - Vocal
Lorenzo Giannì - Guitar & Keys
Dario Giannì - Bass & Keys
Loris Amato - Drum

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Bandcamp

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The Dave Foster Band "Nocebo"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: February 23, 2019
Tracklist
1. Pata Dura (6:24)
2. Counting Down The Days (4:02)
3. Forfeit (4:31)
4. Karma (5:09)
5. Anything (6:29)
6. Ephemeral (4:45)
7. Eventually, Everything Connects (4:48)
8. Glitch (4:43)
9. From Within (4:32)
10. Ghosts (8:19)
11. All That Remains (5:57)

Total Time 59:39

Line-up
David Foster (Mr. So & So, Steve Rothery Band, Panic Room) -  Guitars, Keyboards, Bass (1, 5, 7, 10), Mandolin (3), Vocals (10), Backing Vocals (5, 7, 9, 11)
Dinet Poortman - Vocals (1-9, 11), Backing Vocals (10)
   With
Stuart Browne (Mr. So & So) - Drums (1, 7)
Leon Parr (Mr. So & So) - Drums (2-6, 8-11)
Yatim Halimi (Panic Room) - Bass (2-4, 9, 11)
Anthony Hindley (Mr. So & So) - Piano (3, 4, 6, 9, 11), Organ (4)
Steve Rothery (Marillion) - Guitar Solo (4)
Martin Jakubski - Vocals (5), Backing Vocals (10)
Neil Mallett - ‘A’ Chord (5)
Andrew ‘Wal’ Coughlan - Upright Bass (6)
Pete Trewavas (Marillion) - Bass (8)
Riccardo Romano (RanestRane) - Piano (8)
Courtnay Reddy - Backing Vocals (10)
Nicola Jones - Backing Vocals (11)
Stephen Boyce-Buckley - Strings  arrangement (3, 11)
Andrew Price - Violin (3, 11)
Clare Dixon - Violin(3, 11)
Glen Perry - Violin (3, 11)
Mike Dale - Viola (3, 11)
Peter Dixon - Cello (3, 11)

Media/Samples 
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Blackbirch "Neapolis"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: February 23, 2019
Tracklist
1 - Neapolis (01:42)
2 - The Glass (05:01)
3 - Calliope (05:00)
4 - Living In The Past (04:46)
5 - Brick After Brick (05:32)
6 - X - The Missing Piece (03:13)
7 - X - Colliding (04:24)
8 - Asphalt Seas (05:42)
9 - Skyscrapers (10:43)
10 - Our Image (05:35)

Line-up
Cesare Augusto Giorgini - Vocals, Guitar, Keyboard
Francesco Pini - Guitar, Vocals, Keyboard
Roberto Palmieri - Guitar
Emanuele Tognoli - Bass
Marco Garbin - Drums

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp (name your price)

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LEAD Inc. "Mirage"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 23, 2019
Tracklist
1. Alice (10:18)
2. The Dice (6:06)
3. Mantra (9:25)
4. Rust And Amber (6:10)
5. The Inner Circle (5:19)
6. Chimaera (feat. Lady Crank) (3:05)
7. The Toll (8:02)
8. Zenith (8:51)

Total Time 57:16

Line-up
Naomi Mayson - vocals
Henrik Michalzik - guitars
Joris Henke - bass
Till Westphal - drums, additional keys and synths
   With
Janni aka Lady Crank - vocals (6)

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp

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Friday, February 22, 2019

Wheel "Moving Backwards"


Country: Finland, UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelOdyssey Music Network
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
1 Vultures
2 Wheel
3 Tyrant
4 Up the chain
5 Skeletons
6 Where the pieces lie
7 Lacking

Line-up
James Lascelles - Vocals, Guitar
Roni Seppänen - Lead Guitar
Mikko Määttä - Bass
Santeri Saksala - Drums

Media/Samples 
Vultures
Where The Pieces Lie

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Fredrik Klingwall & Julia Black "Sentience"


Country: Sweden/Romania
Genre(s): Atmospheric Progressive Rock/Pop
Label: ViciSolum Records ‎– VSP128
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Fall (4:18)
2. Black Snow (3:07)
3. Collapse (3:12)
4. Into The Dark Heart (3:37)
5. Vespering Bells (2:55)
6. Memoir (3:59)
7. Last Breath (4:28)
8. Night Of Introspection (3:31)
9. Estranged (3:38)
10. At The Precipice (10:24)

Total Time 43:09

Line-up
Julia Black - Vocals
Fredrik Klingwall (Anima Morte) - Synthesizers, Mellotron, Acoustic and Electric Pianos, Hammond Organ, Church Organ, Celeste
Gustaf Hielm (Pain of Salvation, Mats & Morgan) - Bass, Baryton Guitar
Mattias Olsson (Änglagård, White Willow, Necromonkey) - Drums, Percussion, Vibraphone
Hanna Ekström - Violin, Viola
Anna Dager - Cello

Description/Reviews
...this is actually an exercise in delicate beauty and a highly mellow listening experience. From the neo-classical opening bars of strings and woodwind on opener ‘The Fall’ it is quickly established that this is going to be a gentle and even quite pastoral journey. Julia’s vocals are far from over the top and accompany the music in a calming fashion that gives it all a bit of a fairy-tale icing. Don’t worry too much about musical overdose of sugary sweetness either, everything strikes as natural and Julia’s tones are what I can only describe as elfin and soothing whether she is softly singing or as in a couple of these tracks seductively whispering.
Read the full review by Pete Woods at avenoctum.com

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Bandcamp

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Dream Theater "Distance Over Time"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelInsideOut Music
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
1. Untethered Angel (6:14)
2. Paralyzed (4:17)
3. Fall Into The Light (7:04)
4. Barstool Warrior (6:43)
5. Room 137 (4:23)
6. S2N (6:21)
7. At Wit's End (9:20)
8. Out Of Reach (4:04)
9. Pale Blue Dot (8:25)
10. Viper King (4:00) (Bonus Track)

Total Time: 60:51

Line-up
James LaBrie - vocals
Jordan Rudess - keyboards
John Petrucci - guitars
Michael Mangini - drums
John Myung - bass

Media/Samples 
Paralyzed
Fall Into The Light
Untethered Angel

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Avalanch "The Secret" / "El Secreto"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal 
Label: Ataque!
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 22, 2019 (English version), March 29, 2019 (Spanish version)
Tracklist
1. The Oracle / El oráculo (4:56)
2. Demiurgus (5:08)
3. Caduceus / El caduceo(6:50)
4. Katarsis (4:58)
5. Pilgrim / El peregrino (3:55)
6. Old Soul / Alma vieja (5:17)
7. The Flower In The Ice / La flor en el hielo (5:41)
8. The Alchemist / El alquimista (4:35)
9. Deception / Decepción (3:54)
10. New Moon / Luna nueva (5:52)

Total Time 51:06

Line-up
Alberto Rionda - Guitars, Backing Vocals
Israel Ramos - Vocals
Mike Terrana - Drums
Jorge Salán - Guitars
Manuel Ramil - Keyboards
Dirk Schlächter - Bass

Media/Samples 
El Oráculo
Stream
Deezer (English version)
Deezer  (Spanish version)

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O.R.k. "Ramagehead"


Country: UK/Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelKscope - KSCOPE637/KSCOPE1033
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
1. Kneel To Nothing (4:38)
2. Signals Erased (4:29)
3. Beyond Sight (4:48)
4. Black Blooms (4:11)
5. Time Corroded (4:30)
6. Down The Road (4:40)
7. Some Other Rainbow Part 1 (1:33)
8. Strangled Words (4:13)
9. Some Other Rainbow Part 2 (5:34)

Total Time 38:36

Line-up
Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari aka Lef - vocals
Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) - bass
Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson) - drums
Carmelo Pipitone - guitars
   With
Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) - vocals (4)

Media/Samples 
Progstreaming
Trailer
Kneel To Nothing
Black Blooms

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Kungens Män "CHEF"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Krautrock, Space Rock
LabelRiot Season Records - REPOSELP074 (vinyl)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
1. Fyrkantig böjelse (11:22)
2. Öppen för stängda dörrar (8:02)
3. Män med medel (10:10)
4. Eftertankens blanka krankhet (11:23)

Total Time 40:57

Line-up
Mikael Tuominen - Guitar
Hans Hjelm - Guitar
Gustav Nygren - Guitar
Mattias "Indy" Pettersson - Drums
Peter Erikson - Synthesizer
Magnus Öhrn - Bass

Description/Reviews
The record consists of four lengthy tracks, each displaying a different aspect of the Kungens Män sound. Opening track ‘Fyrkantig Böjelse’ is very much rooted in krautrock with a classic motorik beat and insistent bassline underpinning eleven minutes of guitar explorations that build from wispy flurries of eastern influenced notes and harmonics into a meatier space rock workout with dense guitar interplay consisting of clouds of high flying notes and squalls of intense pedal powered riffing.
Read the full review by Francis Comyn at terrascope.co.uk

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The Room "Caught By The Machine"


Country: UK
Genre(s)AOR, Progressive Rock
Label: White Star Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date:  February 22, 2019
Tracklist
1. Bodies on the Road
2. Run
3. Broken
4. The Golden Ones
5. Just Walk Away
6. Drowning in Sound
7. Clover
8. Vanished
9. It's Not My Home
10. Bloodstream

Line-up
Martin Wilson (Grey Lady Down) - Vocals
Steve Anderson (Grey Lady Down) - Guitar
Eric Bouillette - Guitar
Mark Dixon - Keyboards
Chris York - Drums
Andy Rowe - Bass
   With
John Mitchell (Kino, Arena, Lonely Robot) - Backing vocals
Kim Seviour (Touchstone) - Vocals (6)

Media/Samples 
Broken
The Golden Ones

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Rhys Marsh "October After All"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelKarisma Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
  1. River - 3:51
  2. Long Way Back - 3:38
  3. Golden Lullabies - 5:28
  4. Ride The New Wave - 5:06
  5. The Butterflies - 4:23
  6. Let It Be Known! - 3:21
  7. One Hundred Memories - 3:59
  8. The Summer Days - 4:47
  9. ‘22’ - 3:33
  10. (It Will Be) October After All - 7:01
Line-up
Rhys Marsh  (The Autumn Ghost, Opium Cartel, Kaukasus): all instruments
   With:
Arve Henriksen: trumpet
Kåre Kolve: saxophone
Rohey: choir
Silje Leirvik: choir
Anders Bjermeland: choir
Tim Bowness: choir

Description/Reviews
With “October After All” MARSH has come up with a beautiful, atmospheric, prog album that features both alternative rock and jazz elements.
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Stream
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The Claypool Lennon Delirium "South of Reality"


Country: UK/USA
Genre(s): Psychedelic
Label: ATO Records - ATO0445
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
1. Little Fishes (6:06)
2. Blood And Rockets: Movement I, Saga Of Jack Parsons / Movement II, Too The Moon (6:29)
3. South Of Reality (3:27)
4. Boriska (5:25)
5. Easily Charmed By Fools (5:10)
6. Toady Man's Hour (3:12)
7. Amethyst Realm (7:47)
8. Cricket Chronicles Revisited: Pt. I, Ask Your Doctor / Pt. II, Psyde Effects (6:23)
9. Like Fleas (3:31)

Total Time 47:30

Line-up
Les Claypool (Primus) -  vocals, bass, mellotron, drums
Sean Lennon - vocals, guitar, mellotron, drums
   With
Paulo Baldi - drums on (4, 6, 8.1)
Josh Adam Meyers - voices (8.1)
Adam Gates - voices (8.1)

Description/Reviews
Amethyst Realm is a progressive rock epic clocking in at nearly eight minutes. Lennon’s guitar playing really shines on this one. It’s a good song but not the best on the album. Toady Man’s Hour is a ripper. It’s mad as a hatter. It bumps along propelled by bass and amusing melodies and lyrics about “a toady little man”. Cricket Chronicles Revisited takes up the tale of the prescription drug addicted cricket from the first album. Musically it’s much different, filled with Eastern strings and rhythms. Like Fleas ends the album in an aptly groovy style. It’s thematically appropriate too as it sees Mother Earth taking revenge on humanity. For all we’ve done to her, she’ll shake us off “like fleas on the back of a dog”
Read the full review by Benjamin Woods at dailyreview.com.au

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Marco Sfogli "Homeland"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal, Fusion 
Label: JTC Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
1. The 12th Hour (4:43)
2. Corrosion (4:29)
3. Get Away With It (5:24)
4. Dawn (4:29)
5. Homeland (5:08)
6. Speed Limit (5:03)
7. The Travel (0:53)
8. Superwave (4:59)
9. Inner Light (5:28)

Total Time 40:36

Line-up
Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie, IceFish): Guitars, Keyboards, Bass (5)
   With
Salvyo Maiello: Drums (1, 8, 9)
Roberto Gualdi: Drums (2, 4, 5)
Erik Tulissio: Drums (6)
Simon Phillips: Drums (3)
Andrea Casali: Bass (1, 2, 6, 9)
Franck Hermanny: Bass (4, 8)
Lorenzo Feliciati (Naked Truth): Bass (3)
Alex Argento: Keyboard leads (6, 8)
Alberto Bravin: Keyboards (9)

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Mortanius "Till Death Do Us Part"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal
Label: Rockshots Records - RSCD053
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
1. Facing the Truth (5:11)
2. Disengage (10:17)
3. Jaded (9:02)
4. Till Death Do Us Part (18:23)
5. Last Christmas (Wham cover) (5:56)

Album Length: 48:50

Line-up
Lucas Flocco: Lead and backing vocals
Jesse Shaw: Bass
    With:
Ollie Bernstein: Lead guitars
AJ Larsen: Rhythm guitars
Leo Figaro: Additional lead vocals (1)
Jonas Heidgert: Additional lead vocals (3)

Description/Reviews
Musically, the band has quite the unique sound, as they lean heavily towards the prog end of the spectrum, emphasizing longer tracks with very complex arrangements, and there’s a ton of extended softer passages, dominated by keyboards. There are certainly times where the music reminds me a bit of classic Dream Theater, and for a prog/power metal album, the music is often very soft and subdued, with a strong focus on ambient keys. When the music does get heavier, there are also times where the keys have a very retro sound to them, and overall the music has a very late 80’s/early 90’s feel to it, to the point where I could easily see some folks who haven’t been told otherwise, possibly thinking it could be a lost album from that period. I don’t consider that a knock against the album, though, as it does feel intentional, and if anything it helps give the music a distinct feel, that feels quite different from most modern albums in the genre. While keyboards dominate, there is some great guitar work to be found here, with the expected excellent solos, which are equal parts technically proficient, melodic and very emotional at times, as well as some heavy riffs, which tend to come in quick bursts.
Read the full review by Travis Green at myglobalmind.com

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Facing The Truth

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Shumaun "One Day Closer to Yesterday"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
  1. Sensus Divinitatis
  2. The Writing’s on the Wall
  3. Fear Is
  4. Nafsi Ammara
  5. City of Gold
  6. Central Station
  7. Prove Yourself
  8. Go
  9. Remember Me and I Will Remember You
  10. One Day Closer to Yesterday
Line-up
Farhad Hossain: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards
Jose Mora: Bass
Tyler Kim: Guitars
Tanvir Tomal: Drums

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Professor Tip Top "Hybrid Hymns"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Pop, Psychedelic
LabelApollon Records Prog - ARP022
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: February 22, 2019
Tracklist
1 Black holes part I
2 An akward choice
3 Machine emotions
4 The dogs are coming
5 Data mining
6 Light generator
7 Turing machines
8 Passion
9 Hybrid Minds
10 Closer
11 The final night
12 Black holes part II

Total Length: 46:03

Line-up
Svein Magnar Hansen - Vocals
Sam Fossbak - Guitars, keyboards, synth, vocals
Stein Høgset - Bass
Charles Wise - Drums

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Thursday, February 21, 2019

Laeds "Homestage"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: February 21, 2019
Tracklist
1. Rage / Wage (4:44)
2. Tainting / Painting (7:57)
3. Reach / Bleach (5:27)
4. Think / Drink (3:35)
5. Stay / Stray (6:30)
6. Disown / Unknown (4:16)

Total Time 32:29

Line-up
Emanuele Colombi - Vocals, Guitar
Damiano Colombi - Violin, Keys,Vocals
Lorenzo Colombi - Drums, Cajon, Vocals
Gabriele Munini - Bass
Raffaele Barberio - Guitar

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Reach/Bleach
Tainting / Painting & Stay / Stray
Deezer

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Callooh Callay "Astonishing Flow Of Time"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 21, 2019
Tracklist
1. Give (8:08)
2. Astonishing Flow Of Time (8:24)
3. The Happening (5:21)
4. The Evil Cocoon (7:00)
5. Lullaby (3:01)
6. Treehouse (6:31)
7. Victory (8:26)
8. Packed Away Dolls (9:07)
9. Mare Crisium (8:24)
10. The Dream Chant (9:53)

Total Time 74:15

Line-up
Adam Colombo - Lead Vocals, Guitars
Todd Cogan - Lead Guitars, Vocals
Rich Pizzo - Bass, Vocals
Giancarlo Pepe - Keyboards, Vocals
Jimmy Lohrius - Drums

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

The Psychedelic Ensemble "Mother's Rhymes"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Symphonic
LabelGlowing Sky Records ‎– MR-007
Format CD, digital
Release date: February 20, 2019 (digital), September 2019 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Mother's Rhymes (8:36)
2. Farewell (5:27)
3. Little Boy Blue (5:36)
4. Little Bo Peep (7:17)
5. Blind Mice (4:11)
6. Simple Simon (5:33)
7. Humpty Dumpty (6:41)
8. Rewrite The Rhymes (7:54)

Total Time 51:15

Line-up
The Psychedelic Ensemble: Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Bass, Drums, Vocals
   With:
Amy Little: Lead Vocals, & Backing Vocals (2)
Mina Keohane: Lead Vocals, & Backing Vocals (8)
Davis Brooks: Violin, Viola
Lisa Brooks: Vocals (8)
C. Francis: Falsetto Backing Vocals
Raphael Søren: Cello

Description/Reviews
The album is also chock full of various moods. "Mother's Rhymes" starts with a somewhat folksy, pastoral mood reminiscent of his first couple of albums, before it quickly moves into the mind-filling drama that we have come to know and love. Track 2, "Farewell", is somewhat somber and brings to mind Gentle Giant's "Think of Me With Kindness". Track 5, "Blind Mice", was previously released as a single. It is all instrumental and heavily classically influenced. Track 6, "Simple Simon", begins with a brooding delivery. Track 8, "Rewrite the Rhymes", is fast-paced, up-beat, and happy. It ends with the lyrics "When the bow breaks, the cradle won't fall, and safe will be baby, cradle and all." -- an obvious rewrite of the original nursery rhyme. All tracks run seamlessly together, with a continuous, uninterrupted flow.
Read the full review by wiz_d_kidd at progarchives.com

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Liquid Horizon "Beyond Borders"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. In The Beginning (1:27)
2. The Eagle Has Landed (5:37)
3. Mother Russia (6:59)
4. Abort The Mission (8:13)
5. Play (4:42)
6. Shine (6:29)
7. The Seven Seas (6:09)
8. The Traitor (5:04)
9. 15, Miles (6:03)
10. The Deal (5:41)
11. Shine (Acoustic Version) (5:37)

Total Time 62:01

Line-up
Oliver Kilthau
Marc Schroth
Chuck West

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Gaspard "La forêt de Gaspard"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 20, 2019
Tracklist
1. Gaspard (8:34)
2. Un pays de gris ou d'étoiles (16:07)
3. Chapitre I : Les Mauves (12:09)
4. Chapitre II : Les spectres (11:41)
5. Chapitre III : La timidité des cimes (4:18)

Total Time 52:49

Line-up
William Parent-Senez : Guitars, synthesizers, scie music
Romain Paquette : Guitars
Charles Le Pailleur : Bass, piano
Olivier Turbide : Drums

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Monday, February 18, 2019

Grand Tour "Clocks That Tick (But Never Talk)"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 18, 2018
Tracklist
  1. Clocks That Tick (But Never Talk)
  2. Don't Cry Now
  3. Back in the Zone
  4. The Panic
  5. Shadow Walking
  6. Game Over
  7. Slumber Sweetly 
Line-up
Hew Montgomery (Abel Ganz): keyboards
Joe Cairney (Comedy of Errors): vocals
Bruce Levick (Comedy of Errors): drums
Mark Spalding (Comedy of Errors): guitar
Chris Radford: bass

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Friday, February 15, 2019

Cabinets of Curiosity "The Chaos Game"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: February 15, 2019
Tracklist
1. Death, She Walks On
2. Angular Sterility
3. Fractals & Coastlines
4. Timeless Sound 03:43
5. Doomsday Algorithm
6. The Same Tiny Apartment...
7. In A Day
8. Fractometer
9. Bro Science
10. The Chemist & The Engineer
11. Nowhere Near The Blade
12. The Clockwork Pheasant

Line-up
James Naprawa – Lead Guitar
Jared Hirst – Bass, Percussion
Bran Blackmire – Guitar
Justin Jones – Keyboards
Anthony Warga – Saxophone
Kristina Bacich – Flute
Nat Hornyak – Vocals, Piano

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Skraeckoedlan "Eorpe"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Stoner, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock
Label: Fuzzorama Records - fuzzlp031/FUZZCD031
Format:  CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 15, 2019
Tracklist
1. Guldaldern (5:27)
2. Kung Mammut (7:41)
3. Creature Of Doggerland (8:13)
4. Angelica (4:37)
5. Mammutkungens Barn (6:31)
6. Elfenbenssalarna (10:10)
7. Tentakler Och Betar (3:55)
8. Angra Mainyu (3:46)

Total Time 50:20

Line-up
Erik Berggren - Bass
Martin Larsson - Drums
Henrik "Hank The Tank" Grüttner - Lead Guitar
Robert "Poncho Mf" Lamu - Vocals, Guitar

Description/Reviews
The new album "Eorþe" have a wonderful mix of fuzz, stoner, psychedelia, progressive rock and all in the native language "Swedish". Even if the basics in SKRAECKOEDLANs music comes from the past it sounds modern and fresh, with well-thought monstrous riffs and an amazing groove. If some references should be made I could say it's a mix between SOLID GROUND and KENT.
Read the full review at tuneoftheday.blogspot.com

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The Tronosonic Experience "II: The Big Blow"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: Apollon Records Prog - ARP020
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: February 15, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Big Blow (5:09)
2. Coup De Grace (5:56)
3. Voyager Pt 1 (5:25)
4. Voyager Pt 2 (1:09)
5. Rasputin (4:29)
6. Maelstrom (slight Return) (1:08)
7. Iron Camel (3:42)
8. 50 Let Pobedy (6:06)
9. Lost Highway (5:22)

Total Time 38:26

Line-up
Ole Jørgen Bardal - saxophone
Jango Nilsen - drums
Øyvind Nypan - guitars
Per Harald Ottesen - electric bass

Description/Reviews
The Tronosonic Experience’s music is inspired by both the avant-garde jazz artists of the sixties and the progressive rock bands of the seventies, and on “II: The Big Blow” the band continues evolving their blend of punk jazz and instrumental rock. The music is varied, and ranges from the fast paced and hard-hitting tracks The Big Blow and Iron Camel, via the slowly evolving thunder of 50 Let Pobedy and Rasputin, to the groovy vibes of Coup De Grace. The albums pivotal's tracks, Voyager Pt. I and Pt. 2 take the listeners on a musical journey that starts with a soft pulsating beat on the drums, continues to evolve into a full-blown thunderstorm of free saxophone blowing, soaring guitar, rolling drums and bubbling bass, and ends with the quiet, dubby soundscapes of Voyager Pt. 2. The track Lost Highway shows a more lyrical side of the band, and closes the album with a dose of arctic melancholy.
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Sleeping Pandora "Yellow Sphere"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic
Format: digital
Release date: February 15, 2019
Tracklist
1. Santenna (22:12)
2. Cold Fever (12:13)
3. Frozen (11:12)

Total Time 45:37

Line-up
Mathias Rosmann (Cosmic Fall) - All instruments and programming

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Fernando Perdomo "Out To Sea 2"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: February 15, 2018 
Tracklist
1. Two   
2. Super Woofer (feat. Joe Deninzon)    
3. Boing (feat. Jamison Smeltz)    
4. Theme from "Dr. Leisure" (feat Tom Bones Malone and Eddie Zyne)   
5. Beautiful (feat. Eric Matthews and Joe Cass)   
6. Five Four (feat. Mark Murdock)   
7. Stairway to the Sea   
8. Your Precious Echo   
9. Saturday Night   
10. The Angels of Ardent   
11. Seven Stars   
12. Arturius   
13. The Stratosphere (feat. Mark Murdock)   
14. Flying to Utopia (feat. Derek Cintron)   
15. The Victory   
16. Angel (feat the Out to Sea Band Live at The Shack)   
17. The Architect (tribute to Peter Banks) (feat the Out to Sea Band Live at The Shack)

Line-up
Fernando Perdomo (Dave Kerzner)
   With
Joe Deninzon, Jamison Smeltz, Joe Cass Eric Matthews, Tom Bones Malone, Eddie Zyne, Mark Murdock , Derek Cintron, Roger Houdaille, Vic Kingsley

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