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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Darío Mekler "Retrofuturismos" EP


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: October 2019
Tracklist
1. Retrofuturismo Primero (2:51)
2. Retrofuturismo Segundo (2:48)
3. Retrofuturismo Tercero (3:10)
4. Retrofuturismo Cuarto (3:33)
5. Retrofuturismo Quinto (4:33)

Total Time 16:55

Line-up
Darío Mekler - guitars, programming

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Melting Clock "Destinazioni"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Symphonic
LabelBlack Widow Records - BWR 224
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: October 31, 2019
Tracklist
1. Caleidoscopio (8:23)
2. Banalmente (5:16)
3. Vetro (7:10)
4. Strade Affollate (4:57)
5. L’Occhio dello Sciacallo (2:51)
6. Antares (7:39)
7. Sono Luce (6:40)
8. Quello che Rimane (3:21)
9. Destinazioni (14:59)
10. Alla Corte del Re Cremisi (LP only bonus track) (16:06)

Total Time 77:22

Line-up
Emanuela Vedana: vocals
Simone Caffè: guitars
Stefano Amadei: guitars
Sandro Amadei: keyboards and vocals
Alessandro Bosca: bass
Francesco Fiorito: drums

Description/Reviews
Melting Clock’s style is characterized by evocative and powerful sounds, which aim at immediately capturing the listener - without giving up elements of complexity - and conveying a strong emotional charge. Lyrics are in our mother tongue, Italian.

DESTINATIONI develops the theme of travel in all its meanings. The dreamlike flavor of "Antares" contrasts with the harsh denunciation of society in "L’Occhio dello Sciacallo" and "Banalmente"; the suffocating alienation of "Vetro" dissolves in the redemption of "Strade Affollate"; "Caleidoscopio" and "Sono Luce" explore different facets of the inner journey, while "Destinationi" is a metaphor for the cyclical nature of Time. The journey of DESTINATIONI is characterized by sounds recalling the contemporary progressive scene in an original and creative way, with elements ranging from its more symphonic side to psychedelic rock and hints at acoustic or aggressive passages.
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Caleidoscopio
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Horizon's End "Skeleton Keys"


CountryGreece
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelSteel Gallery Records - SGR CD-061
Format: CD
Release dateOctober 31, 2019
Tracklist
1. Alpha (7:07)
2. Forming Fantasies (10:47)
3. The Land Of Decay (6:40)
4. Dreamer's Hands (8:57)
5. Ocean's Grey (8:43)
6. Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf (8:45)
7. Be (22:47)

Total Time 73:46

Line-up
Sakis Bandis - keyboards
Vasilis Topalidis (Crosswind) - vocals
Kosta Vreto - guitars
Stergios Kourou (Wardrum) - drums
Kostas Scandalis (Wardrum) - bass
   With
Yannis Papadopoulos (Beast In Black) - vocals
Manolis Pilidis - guitar solo (7)
Sotos Gogo - guitar solo (6)

Description/Reviews
Instrumental opener “Alpha” could be easily be part of a film soundtrack. There is some Symphonic Prog excellence spread in here. Deep and epic melodies and an electrified atmosphere. The vibes of bands like ECHOLYN and THE ENID are combined under a very special classical approaching. During its crescendo parts the song will even bring into the foreground this very special SHADOW GALLERY touch...
“Land Of Decay” is one of the darkest and most esoteric compositions on the record. Topalide’s melancholic vocal melodies are combined with Bandi’s classically oriented and nostalgic keyboard themes. The overall orchestration and arrangement of this one brought into my mind some newer Prog Metal bands of our times like HAKEN -however the song was composed back on 2005-2006-.  
Read the full review by Chris Papadakis at forgotten-scroll.net

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Trailer 

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Last Knight "Seven Deadly Sins"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Symphonic 
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 2019
Tracklist
01. Lust (11:12)
      Episode I: Overture
      Episode II: Descent to Hell
      Episode III: The Lustful
      Episode IV: Craving Pleasure
      Episode V: Between Love and Lust
02. Gluttony (4:26)
03. Greed (9:04)
04. Sloth (11:23)
      Episode I: Sodom's Son
      Episode II: Sinfonietta of Laziness
      Episode III: Watcher of the Wind
      Episode IV: The Boundaries of Apathy
05. Anger (7:00)
06. Envy (12:03)
      Episode I: Against All Generosity
      Episode II: The Principles of Envy (I)
      Episode III: The She-Wolf
      Episode IV: The Man Who Wanted To Be
      Episode V: Crossing the Styx Lagoon
      Episode VI: The Principles of Envy (II)
      Episode VII: The Abode of Inner Suffering
07. Pride (14:15)

Total Time 69:23

Line-up
Jose Manuel Medina (Mandalaband): Vocals, Keyboards, Piano, & Orchestrations
Pablo Lato: Bass, Guitars, Keyboards, Backing vocals & Percussion
John Mitchell (Arena, Frost, It Bites, Lonely Robot): Main Vocals
Richie Castellano (Blue Öyster Cult): Main Vocals
Gustavo Lato: Main Vocals, Backing Vocals & Electric Guitar
​Theo Travis (Gong, No-Man, Steven Wilson, The Tangent): Tenor Sax & Flute
Eduardo G. Salueña: Keyboards & Grand Piano
Cindy L. Spear: Lyricist
Nelson Pombal: Electric Guitars
Rafael Pacha: Acoustic Guitars, Electric Guitars & Flutes
Emilio Gutiérrez: Piano & Hammond B3
Jose Bruno: Drums
Fernando Samalea: Drums
Israel Sánchez: Drums
Ángel Ruíz: Pedal Steel Guitar
Ana Fernández: Violin
Ignacio Alonso: Cello

Description/Reviews
Inspired by Dante Alighieri's "The Divine Comedy", this album tries to recreate the low passions of the human being in the philosophical context of the seven deadly sins. Seventy minutes of beautiful musical passages with a production developed in the style of progressive rock of the seventies.
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Envy
Pride

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Monday, October 28, 2019

Shamall "Schizophrenia"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label2L
FormatCD, digital
Release date: October 28, 2019 
Tracklist
Part One:
1. Schizophrenia (18:55)
2. Thoughts P.I (4:09)
3. All The Answers (9:07)
4. The Inconvenient Truth P.I (7:26)
5. Frightened (2:43)
6. On The Run (4:27)
7. Foolin‘ Myself (4:45)
8. Yearning Moments (6:20)
9. Supernatural Dream (10:08)
10. It Leads To Nothing (3:31)
11. Thoughts P. II (5:38)

Total Time 77:09

Part Two:
1. World Of Emotions (11:47)
2. Meet Me By The Water (3:53)
3. Man In The Mirror (7:11)
4. The Inconvenient Truth P.II (8:45)
5. The Shape Of Things To Come (8:34)
6. We Are All In The Same Boat (4:02)
7. Voices From Yonder (7:16)
8. Always Livin‘ In A Lie (4:57)
9. Despair Grows To Anger (6:47)
10. Eyes Of A Stranger (7:42)
11. Happy But Unhappy (2:36)

Total Time 73:30

Line-up
Nobert Kueler - everything

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Stake "Critical Method"


Country: Belgium
Genre(s): Post Metal, Grunge
Label: Hassle Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 26, 2019 (digital), November 1, 2019 (CD, vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Critical Method (4:34)
2. The Absolute Center (5:31)
3. Careless (3:05)
4. Human Throne (5:38)
5. Catatonic Dreams (4:45)
6. Devolution (4:49)
7. Doped Up Salvations (3:48)
8. Eyes For Gold (7:07)

Total Time 39:17

Line-up
Brent Vanneste: guitars, vocals
Joris Casier: drums
Jesse Surmont: bass
Cis Deman: guitars

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Friday, October 25, 2019

Oceanica "OneDark"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Progressive Gears
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. Youth (1:07)
2. Overcome (5:12)
3. All The Cool Kidz R Doin' It (4:26)
4. Amounting To Nothing (3:16)
5. Start From The Start (4:42)
6. Oubliette (5:01)
7. Got A Feeling (3:10)
8. Towards The Sun (2:45)
9. 8 (5:06)
10. Reverence (4:22)
11. The Rose, Abloom (5:48)
12. The Entangled Roots Of... (0:37)
13. The Oblivion Tree (7:14)

Total Time 52:46

Line-up
Benedict Harris-Hayes (Enochian Theory) - all instruments, vocals

Description/Reviews
Beginning with the instrumental track ‘Youth’, interestingly it starts off with a mechanical winding sound followed by a melancholy music box, this then progresses into a mass of bells, evoking a feeling of arrival – we have arrived in the world, that is #OneDark! Following immediately on, is the track ‘Overcome’. This is a high energy track, which really energises the listener. The opening lyric “Do you remember when we didn’t care”, taking us back to a place when we were all carefree.
Read the full review at stoakesmedia.co.uk

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Jan Akkerman "Close Beauty"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
LabelMascot Label Group/Music Theories Recordings
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. Spiritual Privacy (Sunset Tango)
2. Beyond The Horizon
3. Reunion
4. Close Beauty
5. Retrospection (Emotional Debris-The Power Behind The Throne-Hear The Trees Whistle For The Dog-Euridice)
6. Passagaglia
7. Tommy's Anniversary
8. Don Giovanni
9. Meanwhile in St. Tropez
10. French Pride
11. Fromage
12. Good Body Every Evening

Line-up
Jan Akkerman (Focus, Brainbox) - guitars
Marijn van den Berg - drums
David De Marez Oyens - bass
Coen Molenaar - keyboards

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Don Giovanni

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Michele Conta "Endless Nights"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Symphonic
LabelAMS Records - AMS306CD
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. È nell’aria
2. With you on the walk of my life
3. Notte infinita
4. Growin’ up
5. In riva al mondo
6. Fiori nascosti

Line-up
Michele Conta (Locanda delle Fate) - keyboards
   With
Ermanno Brignolo - guitar and vocals
Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson) - drums
Lele Melotti - drums
Sergio Pescara - drums
Gianni Cicogna - bass
Max Arminchiardi - guitar
Gianni Branca - drums
Leonardo Plumbini - cello
Effe Quartet - cello, strings

Description/Reviews
“Endless Nights” is the first album containing Michele’s original compositions since the end of the experience Locanda delle Fate in the early ’80s. It took a very long time to complete this album but, on the other hand, its author had all the time and freedom necessary to take care of everything in detail, especially the choice of his collaborators and the recording studios.
“Endless Nights” reflects the sudden changes of the last 40-50 years, and its six tracks are the result of the encounter between the sensitivity and the elegance of an artist who personally experienced the golden age of prog-rock and the modernity and immediacy of rock and modern music productions; a record that is therefore born of a strong contrast, and consequently surprisingly balanced and thoughtful.
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Lorenzo Feliciati, Michele Rabbia "Antikythera"


Country: Italy/France
Genre(s): Instrumental Fusion
LabelRare Noise Records
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. Irregular Orbit
2. 223 Teeth
3. Corrosion
4. Prochronistic
5. Sidereal
6. Perigee
7. Apogee
8. Parapegma

Line-up
Lorenzo Feliciati (Naked Truth) - Electric fretted and fretless bass, keyboards, samples and soundesign, electric guitar
Michele Rabbia - Drums and electronics
   with
Cuong Vu (Pat Metheny) - Trumpet (4, 5)
Andy Sheppard - Sax (2, 8)
Rita Marcotulli - Acoustic and prepared piano (2, 5, 8)
Alessandro Gwis - Acoustic piano and reaktor generated electronics (1, 6)
Roy Powell (Naked Truth) - Hammond organ, moog and keyboards (7)

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Bandcamp

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Alcest "Spiritual Instinct"


Country: France
Genre(s)Post Rock/Metal
LabelNuclear Blast
FormatCD, vinyl, digital, cassette
Release date: October 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. Les jardins de minuit (7:53)
2. Protection (5:49)
3. Sapphire (5:00)
4. L'île des morts (9:04)
5. Le miroir (5:31)
6. Spiritual Instinct (7:42)

Total Time 40:59

Line-up
Neige : guitars, bass, synths, vocals
Winterhalter : drums

Media/Samples 
Protection 

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Vision Divine "When All The Heroes Are Dead"


CountryItaly
Genre(s)Progressive Power Metal
LabelScarlet Records - SC 365 (Europe/America), King Records (Japan)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release dateOctober 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. Insurgent
2. The 26th Machine
3. 3 Men Walk On The Moon
4. Fall From Grace
5. Were I God
6. Now That All The Heroes Are Dead
7. While The Sun Is Turning Black
8. The King Of The Sky
9. On The Ides Of March
10. 300
11. The Nihil Propaganda
12. Angel of Revenge (Europe/America CD bonus track)

Line-up
Ivan Giannini - Vocals
Olaf Thorsen - Guitar
Federico Puleri - Guitar
Andrea "Tower" Torricini - Bass
Alessio Lucatti - Keyboards
Mike Terrana - Drums

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Angel of Revenge

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Hawkwind "All Aboard The Skylark"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Space Rock
Label: Cherry Red
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. Flesh Fondue
2. Nets Of Space
3. Last Man On Earth
4. We Are Nom Dead... Only Sleeping
5. All Aboard The Skylark
6. 65 Million Years Ago
7. In The Beginning
8. The Road To...
9. The Fantasy Of Faldum

Bonus CD "Acoustic Daze"
1. Psy Power
2. Hymne To The Sun
3. The Watcher
4. Generator Door
5. Micro Man
6. Into The Night
7. Down Through The Night
8. Flying Doctor
9. Get You Act Together
10. Ascent Of Man
11. We Took The Wrong Step Years Ago

Line-up
Dave Brock - guitar, vocals, keyboards
Richard Chadwick - drums
Niall Hone - bass, keyboards
Magnus Martin - guitar, vocals

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Leprous "Pitfalls"


Country: Norway
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Metal
LabelInside Out
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 25, 2019
Tracklist
1. Below (05:53)
2. I Lose Hope (04:44)
3. Observe The Train (05:08)
4. By My Throne (05:45)
5. Alleviate (03:42)
6. At The Bottom (07:21)
7. Distant Bells (07:23)
8. Foreigner (03:52)
9. The Sky Is Red (11:22)

Line-up
Einar Solberg - Lead Vocal, Synth
Tor Oddmund Suhrke - Guitar
Øystein Landsverk - Guitar
Baard Kolstad - Drums
Simen Daniel Børven - Bass

Media/Samples 
Below
Alleviate
Distant Bells

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Les Penning with Robert Reed "Return To Penrhos"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Prog Folk
Label: Tigermoth Records ‎– TMRCD1019
FormatCD+DVD, digital
Release dateOctober 14, 2019
Tracklist
1. Return To Penrhos Part 1 (3:48)
2. Amaryllis (2:54)
3. Cuckoo Song (3:28)
4. Fortune My Foe (4:07)
5. La Volta (4:13)
6. The Fall Of The Leaf ( Album Version) (3:08)
7. RTP Part Two / Mr Herbert's Welcome Home (2:52)
8. Watkin's Ale (3:01)
9. Argiers (4:27)
10. Ronde (Wrekorder Wrondo) (2:11)
11. In Dulci Jubilo (3:25)
12. Kemps Jig/13. RTP Part Three :Teaching Swans To Sing (12:01)

Total Time 49:35

Bonus DVD:
Promo Video's
DVD-1 Cukoos Song
DVD-2 Argiers
DVD-3 The Floral Dance
DVD-4 In Ducle Jubilo
DVD-5 In Ducle Jubilo Interview
DVD-6 Dr. Who
Live
DVD-7 Live At Acapela
DVD-8 Live at Newbury Convention

Line-up
Les Penning (Mike Oldfield) - Recorder [Soprano, Renaissance & Treble], Crumhorn [Alto], Zither [Boed Psaltry], Recorder [Garklein], Ocarina [Owl], Tenor Gemshorn, Low Whistle [F and D], Spoken word, Bells
Robert Reed (Cyan, Magenta, Kompendium) - Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Nylon Guitar, Bass Guitar, Keyboards, Melodica, Mandolin, Bodhrán, Banjo, Vocals

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Soulsplitter "Salutogenesis"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 18, 2019
Tracklist
1. The Prophecy (2:43)
2. The Transition (11:13)
3. The Moloch (9:17)
4. The Maze (8:49)
5. The Sunset (2:03)
6. The Dream (11:49)
7. The Eye Of The Cyclone (4:41)
8. The Sacrifice (11:19)

Total Time 61:54

Line-up
Fenix Gayed - Drums
Simon Kramer - Guitars
Daniel Gräupner - Keys
Felix Jacobs - Bass
   With
Stroppo - Narrator voice (1), additional vocals (2)
Ophelia Sullivan - Main voice (2)
Trautonia Capra - Theremin solo (2)
Manou Wolfsgruber - Main voice (2)
LoOF - Main voice (4), male voice (7)
Nathan Kirzon - Solo violin (6)
Vic Anselmo - Female voice (7)
Marian Feistritzer - Main voice (8)
Nuvola Quartett - Strings (1, 6, 7)
Patrick Hänsler - Acoustic guitar (2)
Tayfun Ates - Percussions (2)
German Pops Orchestra - Strings (8)
Isgard Book - French horn (8)

Description/Reviews
Combining progressive rock, metal, jazz, and classical aesthetics, Salutogenesis is amongst the most interesting albums seeing the light of day this year, therefore definitely deserving your undivided attention for the hour it takes to plow through the whole thing.
Read the full review at everythingisnoise.net

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Action & Tension & Space "Explosive Meditations"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Post Rock, Progressive Rock
LabelKapitän Platte
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 4, 2019
Tracklist
1. Peruvian Dream (14:22)
2. Mørke skyer over Sildabyen (6:01)
3. Destroyer of all Worlds (19:36)

Total Time 39:59

Line-up
Julius Lind  - Bass
Per Steinar Lie - Lap-Steel Guitar and Electric Guitar
Ørjan Haland - Drums
Øystein Braut - Guitar and Organs

Description/Reviews
Free improvised and travelling up-right bass, chill-out combo organ, smooth drums, crispy guitars and a surfing lap-steel. If you combine the ambience from the Necks and the doomsday revelations of Pink Floyd’s A Saucerful Of Secrets you can get to where Action & Tension & Space are on their new album Explosive Meditations.
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Friday, October 18, 2019

about:blank "Anthology Of A Cave"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Too Loud Records
Format: digital
Release date: October 18, 2019
Tracklist
1. Giants (5:20)
2. Birds (1:06)
3. Orpheo (7:47)
4. Before It Was Done (1:39)
5. Ro-Both (5:08)
6. Autoimmune Disease (4:54)
7. Mirror Mountain (4:44)
8. The Cave (7:04)
9. The Unnecessary (7:43)
10. A Place For Time (1:40)
11. One More (4:42)

Total Time 51:47

Line-up
Marco Venturelli - Vocals
Francesco Mazziotti - Guitars
Alessandro Ambrosio - Guitars
Enrico Scorzoni - Bass
Raul Zannoni - Drums
   With
Damn City, Prospective (11)

Media/Samples 
The Unnecessary

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Telepath "Mental Mutations"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Doom
Label: Apollon Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 18, 2019
Tracklist
1. Mourner's Hill (2:57)
2. To The Grave (3:08)
3. Tormentor Of The Young (2:54)
4. Tyrellian (2:56)
5. No More Wishes (7:10)
6. Race Into The Wasteland (4:32)
7. Bad Machine (3:14)
8. Escape From The Witch House (5:16)
9. The Dark Blood Of Fate (7:29)
10. Lullaby For Deep Waters (2:22)

Total Time 41:58

Line-up
Jacob Holm-Lupo (White Willow, The Opium Cartel) - instruments, vocals
   With
Pedro de La Rocque - guitar
Lars Fredrik Frøislie (White Willow, Wobbler)

Description/Reviews
A bit of thrash, a bit of doom, a fair dash of 70s hard rock, and also more than a little of the kind of soundtrack music that accompanied 80s horror flicks .
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Progstreaming
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Birdeatsbaby "The World Conspires"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Dr. Music Records - DRMR0044
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 18, 2019
Tracklist
1. Hold Your Breath (2:01)
2. Painkiller (5:05)
3. ZeroFortyThree - LC13799 (6:19)
4. The World Conspires (7:13)
5. Lady Grey (5:19)
6. How Do I (3:50)
7. Box Of Razorblades (6:50)
8. Esmerelda (5:19)
9. Hurricane (2:18)
10. Whisper (3:00)
11. Ropes (5:27)
12. Dido's Lament (3:03)
13. Kill No One (4:02)
14. Bad Blood (4:50)
15. Look Away (3:20)

Total Time 67:56

Line-up
Mishkin Fitzgerald: Vocals, Piano, Accordion, Synthesizer
Hana Maria: Violin, Cello, Vocals, Harp, Barrel Organ
Garry Mitchell: Bass, Guitar, Vocals, Double Bass, Rhodes Organ
Anna Mylee: Drums, Percussion
   With
Feline Lang (Feline & Strange): Vocals (12)

Description/Reviews
“The World Conspires” is the fifth album and at the same time the beginning of a new phase in the musical development of BIRDEATSBABY, touching the spheres of modern Prog Metal for the first time. Reaching into these new avenues of musical inspiration, the English band fuse their genre of Dark Cabaret with harder progressive sounds without neglecting their roots. With “The World Conspires” BIRDEATSBABY have now returned with a soundtrack for  the  soulful,  haunting,  riotous  celebration  of  life  in  all  its  facets.  The  album  leads  the  listener  on  a roller coaster ride of drama and conflicting emotions. From the rich, orchestral and fragile album opener “Hold Your Breath”, a mantra for anyone who has gone through trauma, it continues with the mystical “Painkiller”, as well as the title song and its overwhelming ode to love, on to “Lady Grey”, which elegiacally and captivatingly walks through the shadows, before the musicians slow down with “How  Do  I”  and  let  Mishkin’s  sensitive  voice  float  over  soft  piano  sounds,  accompanied  by  strings.  The tragic “Box Of Razorblades” continues atmospherically until the last act is introduced with the extraordinary “Dido’s Lament” along with brilliant guest vocals by Feline Lang (Feline & Strange). In “Kill No One” the punk attitude of earlier days flashes up again before the last curtain falls with the spherical “Look Away”.
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Painkiller

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Uneven Structure "Paragon"


Country: France
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelLong Branch Records
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 18, 2019
Tracklist
1. Magician (3:38)
2. Hero (4:42)
3. Innocent (5:39)
4. Caregiver (1:52)
5. Outlaw (6:15)
6. Explorer (1:55)
7. Creator (5:43)
8. Ruler (5:19)
9. Jester (4:49)
10. Sage (1:01)
11. Lover (5:11)
12. Everyman (5:16)

Total Time 51:20

Line-up
Igor Omodei - guitar
Benoit Friedrich - bass
Matthieu Romarin - vocals
Arnaud Verrier - drums

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Mantra "Medium"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Finisterian Dead End
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: October 18, 2019
Tracklist
1. Body (17:06)
2. Mind (17:06)

Total Time 34:12

Line-up
Thomas Courtin - Bass
Gabriel Junod - Drums
Simon Saint-Georges - Guitars
Pierre Junod - Vocals

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Strawberry Girls "Tasmanian Glow"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
LabelTragic Hero Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 18, 2019
Tracklist
1. Bay of Fires
2. Tasmanian Glow
3. Moonwalker
4. Baby Sprite
5. Dreamgirl
6. Mini Ripper
7. Cradle Mountain
8. Lovetrip
9. Angel Dust
10. Faith Healer
11. First Kiss
12. Sasha
13. Party Nights

Line-up
Zac Garren
Ben Rosett
Ian Jennings
   With
Haley Nicole Woodward (9)
Andrés (13)

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Ray Alder "What The Water Wants"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: InsideOut Music
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: October 18, 2019
Tracklist:
1. Lost (3:45)
2. Crown Of Thorns (4:53)
3. Some Days (4:34)
4. Shine (4:53)
5. Under Dark Skies (3:58)
6. A Beautiful Lie (4:10)
7. The Road (5:38)
8. Wait (4:36)
9. What The Water Wanted (3:46)
10. The Killing Floor (5:47)
11. The Road (Acoustic Version) (4:51)

Total Time 50:51

Line-up
Ray Alder (Fates Warning) - vocals
Mike Abdow - guitar
Tony Hernando (Lords Of Black) - guitar, bass
Craig Anderson (Ignite) - drums

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Garcia Peoples "One Step Behind"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Instrumental Psychedelic, Progressive Rock
Label: Beyond Beyond is Beyond
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 18, 2019
Tracklist
1. One Step Behind
2. Heart and Soul

Line-up
Tom Malach - guitars
Danny Arakaki - guitars
Cesar Arakaki - drums
Derek  Spaldo - bass (1), piano (2)
   With
Bob Malach - sax (1)
Pat Gubler - organ(1), flute (2)
Andy Cush - bass (2)

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Bandcamp

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Prometheo "D'un fuoco rapito, di un giovane uomo, d'un amore insensato"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 15, 2019
Tracklist
1. Prothos (5:13)
2. Il Ratto Del Fuoco (6:05)
3. Fuga (1:38)
4. Canto I (4:04)
5. Una Prigione D'aria (8:28)
6. La Guerra Dei Titani (7:36)
7. Quel Che Vide La Rupe (5:37)
8. Canto II (2:56)
9. Il Segreto (9:42)
10. Eschatos (5:10)

Total Time 56:29

Line-up
Alessandro Memmi - Vocals, Guitar
Andrea Tarquilio - Vocals
Andrea Siano  - Piano, Synth, Hammond
Andrea Maddaloni - Bass
Alessandro Cellamare - Drums

Media/Samples 
Il Ratto Del Fuoco 
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October Equus "Presagios"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Instrumental Avant Prog, Chamber
Label: OctoberXart Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 15, 2019
Tracklist
1. Pneuma (4:28)
2. Intermitencias (3:39)
3. Singular (2:07)
4. Estelas (3:26)
5. Ceniza (2:50)
6. Ígneo (4:50)
7. Oculto (1:54)
8. Presagio (4:48)
9. Secrag (2:10)
10. Céfiro (5:43)
11. Sombra (5:41)

Total Time 41:36

Line-up
Yolanda Alba Rodríguez - flute
John Falcone - bassoon
Pablo Ortega - cello
Piotr Talalay - drums
Víctor Rodríguez - keyboards
Amanda Pazos Cosse - bass
Ángel Ontalva - guitar

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp
Teaser

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Nick Magnus "Catharsis"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD+DVD
Release dateOctober 14, 2019
Tracklist
CD
1. Red Blood On White Stone (8:47)
2. Three Tall Towers (4:56)
3. Convivium (3:22)
4. The Devil's Bridge (4:35)
5. The Market At Mirepoix (4:22)
6. Gathering Mists (2:45)
7. A Widow In Black (5:05)
8. Mountain Mother (13:35)

Total Time 47:27

DVD:
Adventures in the Ariège - a progumentary
Extras

Line-up
Nick Magnus - instruments
   With
Steve Hackett (Genesis)- guitar
Tony Patterson (ReGenesis) - vocals
Amanda Lehmann (Steve Hackett) - vocals
Pete Hicks - vocals
Andy Neve - vocals
Steve Unruh (United Progressive Fraternity, Resistor, Samurai of Prog) - violin

Media/Samples 
Teaser

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Saturday, October 12, 2019

Persephone's Dream "Anomalous Propagation"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Melodic Revolution Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 12, 2019
Tracklist
1. Red Light Syndrome (8:08)
2. Surveillance (5:48)
3. Despoina’s Dagger (10:43)
4. Queen Of Fools (6:22)
5. Rhizomatic Horizon (6:14)
6. Deep Web (9:12)
7. Translucent (8:05)
8. Defenestrated (8:14)
9. Love (4:15)
10. Candlelight (5:08)
11. Principle Amor (2:11)

Total Time 74:20

Line-up
Rowen Poole: guitars, synths
Chris Siegle: bass, synths
Heidi Engel: vocals
Jim Puskar: drums, percussion
Jason English: guitars, vocals
Laura Martin: pianos, keyboards, synths, vocals

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp
Rhizomatic Horizon
Red Light Syndrome

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Friday, October 11, 2019

Vanden Plas "The Ghost Xperiment - Awakening"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelFrontiers
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: October 11, 2019
Tracklist
1. Cold December Night
2. The Phantoms Of Prends-Toi-Garde
3. Three Ghosts
4. Devils´ Poetry
5. Fall From The Skies
6. The Ghost Xperiment

Line-up
Andy Kuntz – Vocals
Stephan Lill – Guitar
Günter Werno – Keyboards
Andreas Lill – Drums
Torsten Reichert – Bass

Media/Samples
Cold December Night
The Ghost Xperiment

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Emity Trap "Night"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: October 11, 2019
Tracklist
1. Thoughts (1:21)
2. The Calling (5:54)
3. Night (5:27)
4. Vanished (7:20)
5. The Journey (6:35)
6. Affliction (5:45)
7. Rage (5:52)
8. Washed By The Waves (7:27)

Total Time 45:41

Line-up
Georgia Kalatha: vocals
Ivan Fanning: vocals
Leigh Pooley: guitars
Maria Kosma: guitars, bass, piano, cello
Mike Ollier: drums
Herman Ringer: violin (4)

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Bandcamp
Deezer

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Shadow Limb "Burn Scar"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal, Sludge, Doom
Label: Seeing Red Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date:  October 11, 2019
Tracklist
1. Asger Arisen (6:42)
2. Maelstroms Rebirth (7:19)
3. Watered Down Alby (4:38)
4. You Blew It (5:07)
5. Cry Off (4:30)
6. Cleanse Of Ire (6:20)
7. Rudiger, His Name Is Not Important (7:24)
8. Line Of Descent (7:58)

Total Time 49:58

Line-up
Mike Crew (La Fin du Monde) - Bass
Dan Elsen (La Fin du Monde) - Drums
Chris Roberts (La Fin du Monde) - Guitar & Vocals
Adam Scarborough (La Fin du Monde) - Guitar & Vocals

Description/Reviews
 This quartet is composed of the majority of the musicians that used to belong to another group called “La Fin du Monde” and they are based in California. These guys have a sound with light doom nuances with a progressive vibe that fits its purpose. The purpose is to rock your life on a miserable weekday, that is. It will spark energy from within our rotten souls. I can’t stop listening to it.
Read the full review by Miguel Melo at tempelores.com/?p=2466

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Silent Call "Windows"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelRockshots Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 11, 2019
Tracklist
1 - Faceless
2 - Soulshaker
3 - Imprisoned In Flesh
4 - Shifting Shape
5 - Among The Ruins
6 - Clouded Horizon
7 - The Unknown
8 - Hermetic
9 - Shedding Skin
10 - Damnation
11 - Invisible
12 - Bleeding Me Dry
13 - Eye Of Destruction

Line-up
Göran Nyström (Twinspirits) - vocals
Daniel Ekholm - guitars
Patrik Törnblom - keyboards
Tobbe Moen - bass
Mikael Kvist - drums

Media/Samples 
Teaser
Imprisoned In Flesh

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Fishes "Fishes In Space"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: October 11, 2019
Tracklist
1. Metallic Mobility (5:17)
2. Help Is On The Way (5:06)
3. Avator (6:25)
4. The Miracle Of Methuselah (6:50)
5. Anthem Of The Hyacinth (9:39)

Total Time 33:17

Line-up
Nadav Remez – guitar
Steve Brickman – keyboards/synth bass
Daniel Dor – drums

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Bandcamp


ESP Project "The Rising"


Country:  UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelSunn Creative
Format: CD, digital
Release date: October 11, 2019
Tracklist
  1. The Rising
  2. Connected
  3. On Lunar Tides
  4. Flowers in Snow
  5. Stranger in my Skin
  6. New World Disorder
  7. A Million Heartbeats
Line-up
Tony Lowe  (Cross & Fripp, Simon Townshend, Bram Stoker) - guitars, keyboards
Damien Child - vocals
Greg Pringle - drums
Pete Clark - bass

Media/Samples 
Trailer

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Harpo Jarvi "Toe Zone"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 10, 2019
Tracklist
1. Enter The Toe Zone (2:33)
2. Rose Of Jericho (8:17)
3. Smokey The Bear (8:35)
4. Drums In The Deep (4:17)
5. Big Oil (6:32)
6. Evelyn (9:37)

Total Time 39:51

Line-up
Dan Ilges - drums
Nick Johnson - bass, keys, guitar
Jim Miles - keys, flute, melodica

Media/Samples 
Bandcamp (name your price)

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Crayon Phase "Two Hundred Pages"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Neo-Prog
Label:  Progressive Promotion Records
FormatCD, digital
Release dateOctober 10, 2019
Tracklist
1. Prologue (3:19)
2. Two Hundred Pages (11:34)
3. Turn of Fortune (9:48)
4. Procession | Empty Grave (10:00)
5. Paralyzed (9:22)
6. The Music Box (8:41)
7. Retrospective (12:20)
8. Salvation (8:52)
9. 201 (1:08)

Total Time 75:04

Line-up
Raphael Gazal - Lead Vocals
Wolfgang Bähr (InVertigo) - Guitars
Arne Gröschel - Drums
Frank Wendel - Keyboards
Peter Damm - Bass

Media/Samples 
Progstreaming
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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Limpid Green "The Turn Of The Worm"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 6, 2019
Tracklist
1. There Were Giants In Those Days (8:23)
2. Cast A Long Shadow (2:15)
3. The Ballad Of Blurt And Glurnie (4:22)
4. The Creeps (10:59)
5. You Can't Get There From Here (2:34)
6. Any Ol' Macaroni (4:56)
7. Space Jalopy (3:53)
8. Under The Bovine Moon (18:12)

Total Time 55:34

Line-up
Greg Mathieson: Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Arrangement, Voices
Bernard Olson: Drums, Percussion, Keyboards
   With
Anika and Marissa Schepers: Children’s voices (8)

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Bandcamp

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Fuzz Puddle "Speciecide"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: October 4, 2019
Tracklist
1. Spectre At The Feast (4:59)
2. Matter Of Time (6:52)
3. Take Drugs Everyday (5:56)
4. 9th Life (4:11)
5. NordGen (5:33)
6. Pretzel Knot (6:47)
7. Rooms (3:40)
8. Cold Future (8:27)
9. Vampire Ninja (4:16)
10. State Of The Union (4:47)

Total Time 55:28

Line-up
Rob Maher - Vox, Pianos, Effects, Theramin, Harp
Matthew Thornton - Drums, Cello, Guitar, Pianos, Vox, Banjo, Trombone, Thumb Piano, Percussion
Win Ridabock - Flutes, "Okay"

Description/Reviews
“Speciecide,” the debut album by local Valley indie electronic/progressive rock duo Fuzz Puddle takes the existential dread of man made climate change induced mass extinction, throws in a smattering of Radiohead-influenced paranoia, and stirs that finely while adding in a pinch of ironic political humor to calm the nerves.
Read the full review by Chris Goudreau at valleyadvocate.com

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