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Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Trope "Eleutheromania"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 31, 2021
Tracklist
1. Lambs (4:41) 
2. Breach (3:39) 
3. Hyperextend (3:35) 
4. Shout (3:53) 
5. Planes (3:42) 
6. Plateau (3:54) 
7. Surrogate (3:28) 
8. Pareidolia (3:11) 
9. Privateer (3:04) 
10. Seasons Change (4:05) 

Total Time 37:12

Line-up
Diana Studenberg - vocals
Moonhead - guitar
Joe Ciccia - guitar
Todd Demma - bass
Sasha Siegel  - drums

Description/Reviews:
I've seen the band described as "A Perfect Circle with female vocals". But that is only a small glimpse of the whole. Firstly Trope's songs are efficiently-compact and the melodies more striking. Secondly Diana's vocals bring a very different texture and emotive sense to the music. Thirdly, the band brings a whole much bigger bucket of influences to the table; fusing the crossover alt-prog sound of Australian bands like Cog and Karnivool, the pop rock of Evanescence and Delain, the 90s alt-rock of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, and the modern rhythmic intensity of Wheel or Söen.
Read the full review by Andy Read at dprp.net

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Different Strings "The sands of time"


Country: Malta
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: March 31, 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)

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

March "In This Time"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Pop
Format: digital
Release date: March 30, 2021
Tracklist
1. On The Riverside (8:11) 
2. For Freedom (4:12) 
3. 40 Oceans (3:31) 
4. Believer (3:14) 
5. Cheap Excuses (3:49) 
6. The Grip (5:06) 
7. Counting Out Loud (0:49) 
8. Send Them All Home (6:16) 
9. January Man (7:50) 
10. Self Parody (3:53) 
11. I Can Walk (5:23) 
12. Save Me (4:16) 
13. Jashdov 7 (2:54) 
14. Zero Is Nothing (4:37) 
15. Toad (5:35) 
16. 1,000,000 Men (7:05) 

Total Time 76:41

Line-up
Doug Darrell: Electric and Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals
Allen Trainor: Bass Guitar, Acoustic and Classical Guitars
Joe Trainor: Lead and Backing Vocals, Keyboards, Programming
   with 
Shawn Trainor: Drums (4, 6, 12)

Media/Samples
Bandcamp (name your price)

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Monday, March 29, 2021

Hillward "Alternate Timelines"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release dateMarch 29, 2021
Tracklist
1. Fire and Brimstone
2. Vapor Trails
3. Deafen the Void
4. Waiting
5. Un
6. Broadcast Interruption
7. Amidst the Sun and Stars
8. Tainted Eyes

Line-up
David Lizotte - Guitars, Vocals, Synths
Alexandre Lapierre - Lead Guitars
André-Philippe Pouliot - Keyboards, Synths
Jean-François Boudreault - Bass
Antoine Guertin - Drums, Vocals, Synths

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Vapor Trails 

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Galaad "Paradis posthumes"


Country: Switzerland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: March 28, 2021 (CD), April 23, 2021 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Terra (2:31) 
2. Apocalypse (8:21) 
3. Moments (4:57) 
4. Le rêve d’unité (4:51)
5. Amor Vinces (4:10)
6. La douleur (6:21)
7. L’instinct, l’instant (7:57)
8. Ton ennemi (6:30)
9. Paradis posthumes (4:46)
10. Jour sidéral (9:15) 
11. Divine (4:55) 

Total Time 64:34

Line-up
Pierre-Yves "PyT" Theurillat: vocals
Sébastien Froidevaux: guitars
Gianni Giardiello: keys
Laurent Petermann: drums
Gérard Zuber: bass

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Spotify

Sonorous Dynamo "Scraps of Ages"

Country: Switzerland
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Orisono Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 27, 2021
Tracklist
1. Prologue (0:29)
2. Ouverture (5:40)
3. Interlude I (1:01)
4. On My Side (3:42)
5. Interlude II (3:36)
6. Where Are the Men (4:39)
7. Interlude III (2:26)
8. Timeless Night (6:27)
9. Interlude IV (1:54)
10. Sacrifice (4:49)
11. Interlude V (2:04)
12. Children (3:42)
13. Interlude VI (1:06)
14. Circle of Fire (5:20)
15. Interlude VII (3:04)
16. I Want You to Know (4:06)
17. Interlude VIII (0:59)
18. I Can Fly (3:22)
19. Interlude IX (1:23)
20. Broken Soul (7:15)
21. Revolution (10:21)
22. Epilogue (1:29)

Total Time 78:54

Line-up
Matthias Schranz: Lead Vocals, Guitars
Jan Zinsel: Bass, Vocals
Andreas Siegenthaler: Keyboards
Adrian Moser: Drums

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Streams

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Saturday, March 27, 2021

Quiete "Riflessi"

Country: Italy 
Genre(s): Post Metal
Label: Cult of Parthenope
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 27, 2021
Tracklist
1. Risveglio (2:02) 
2. Aurora (6:55) 
3. L'Attimo (6:15) 
4. Madre (7:09) 
5. Gocce (4:49) 
6. Samsara (6:34) 
7. Autumna (5:37) 
8. L'Agguato (5:39) 

Total Time 45:00 

Line-up
Nicola Trentin: Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keys
Matteo Penzo: Drums

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Images of Eden "Angel Born"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Pavement Entertainment
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 26, 2021
Tracklist
1. Autumn Is Burning (4:58) 
2. Angel Born (5:08) 
3. My Promise (3:37) 
4. Where Dreams Begin (4:31) 
5. If? (6:52) 
6. Killing God (4:06) 
7. Fight The Good Fight (6:05) 
8. War Room (4:37) 
9. Serenity Reign (6:04) 
10. Animation In A Still World (4:48) 
11. Marigold Sun (5:53) 
12. In Memory Of Me (11:10) 

Total Time 67:49

Line-up
Gordon Tittsworth - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Steve Dorssom - Drums & Percussion
L. Dean Harris - Piano & Keyboards
Eric Mulvaine - Bass & Backing Vocals
Victor Morell - Lead Guitar
  With
Michael Wolff - Acoustic & Lead Guitar

Description/Reviews:
In my review for Soulrise, I described that album’s sound, but I think it’s pretty applicable to the band as a whole: “… take the artistic, technical songwriting of Dream Theater, add the catchy and beautiful melodies of bands like Theocracy or Vanden Plas and combine it all together with the hard-hitting energy of classic heavy metal.” Angel Born is no different in this regard. It continues on that excellent blend of genres and refines all of the elements that Soulrise had.
Read the full review by Jacob Fields at challengingapathy.wordpress.com

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My Promise
Streams

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Friday, March 26, 2021

The Writhing Squares "Chart For The Solution"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Space Rock, Krautrock
LabelTrouble In Mind Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 26, 2021
Tracklist
1. Rogue Moon (11:34) 
2. Geisterwaltz (4:24) 
3. Ganymede (3:32) 
4. The Abyss Is Never Brighter (2:54) 
5. A Chorus Of Electrons (1:55) 
6. The Library (6:43) 
7. NFU (3:40) 
8. The Pillars (18:39) 
9. North Side Of The Sky (5:38) 
10. Resurrect Dead On Planet Whatever (3:37) 
11. Epilogue (8:14) 

Total Time 70:50

Line-up
Kevin Nickles: Sax, Flute, Clarinet, Synth, Vocals
Daniel Provenzano: Bass, Synth, Percussion, Vocals
   With
"Harmonica" Dan Balcer: Harmonica (7)
John Schoemaker: Drums (11)
Alex Ward: Organ (11)

Description/Reviews:
 "Chart For The Solution" is a double album chock full what makes them tick; heady, progressive, psychedelic space-rock-cum-minimal synth slop, punctuated by MacKay/Chance-style blasts of brass & woodwinds that definitely scratch an itch.
Over the course of "Chart For The Solution"s four sides, Nickles & Provenzano utilize the extended format to stretch out & settle into a groove all their own. From the relentless synth pulse of opener "Rogue Moon", thru the aggro-throb of "Geisterwaltz" & four-on-the-floor scree of "Ganymede", The Squares have no mercy for your weary ears. After a brief, (slightly) mellow respite thru three tunes ("The Abyss Is Never Brighter"/"A Chorus of Electrons"/"The Library"), the band ratchets up the intensity with the cacophonous clatter of "NFU" leading right into the album's centerpiece; all of Side Three's "The Pillars", a near-nineteen minute epic suite that launches the listener straight into the maw of a black hole & thru the other side. Side Four closes out "Chart For The Solution" starting with the slinky stomp of "North Side of The Sky" into "Resurrect Dead On Planet Whatever"s unsettling, cosmic-funeral dirge. Fittingly, "Epilogue" closes out the album, with Nickles' sax dive bombing around Provenzano's bass throb like an alien interpretation of "Funhouse"s howling anarchy, augmented by live drums by John Schoemaker & organ by Alex Ward. 
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Aqviles "Memoria Fósil"

Country: Chile
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Hard Rock
Format: digital
Release date: March 26, 2021
Tracklist
1. Ecoesencias (1:19) 
2. Radio en Alerta (3:44) 
3. Espectador de Terrores (7:37) 
4. Diálogos (5:01) 
5. Surcos en la Piel (6:21) 
6. Astro (5:44) 
7. Adaptación (4:28) 
8. Resumen de Noticias (3:56) 
9. Promesas de la Humanidad (5:03) 
10. Requiem (5:19) 
11. Brumidor (5:25) 

Total Time 53:57

Line-up
Diego Lillo - guitar, vocals
Rodrigo Pérez - drums, percussion
Fernando Urra - bass

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Nick Fletcher "Cycles of Behaviour"


CountryUK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release dateMarch 26, 2021
Tracklist
1. Cycles Of Behaviour (6:05) 
2. Heat Is Rising (5:24) 
3. Hope In Your Eyes (8:12) 
4. Tyrant And Knave (7:11) 
5. Desolation Sound (2:43) 
6. Interconnected (7:44) 
7. Annexation (4:24) 
8. Philosopher King (13:19) 

Total Time 55:02 

Line-up
Nick Fletcher (John Hackett) - guitar
   With
John Hackett (Steve Hackett) - vocals & flute
Dave Bainbridge (Iona, Strawbs, Lifesigns, Celestial Fire) - Hammond organ
Tim Harries (Bill Bruford’s Earthworks, Steeleye Span) - bass
Russ Wilson (Book of Genesis) - drums
Caroline Bonnett - keyboards, backing vocals

Description/Reviews:
Nick's music has a unique take on the genre which incorporates such diverse influences that range from Pink Floyd, Genesis, Camel, Bruford, Holdsworth, Ravel, Stravinsky, jazz fusion and the English choral composer Herbert Howells! It’s often powerful with wild virtuosic guitar playing and compositions which are full of emotional moments which pull the listener into an evocative sound world.
Media/Samples
Sampler 
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Trettioåriga Kriget "Till Horisonten"

Country: Sweden
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 26, 2021 (CD, digital), May 2021 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Intro (0:49) 
2. In Memoriam (7:38) 
3. Tidigt / Early (4:35) 
4. Staden / The City (6:38) 
5. Till en vän / For A Friend (3:51) 
6. En gång / Once (1:30) 
7. Brevet / The Letter (2:44) 
8. Vägen till horisonten / The Road To The Horizon (13:54) 
9. Till horisonten / To The Horizon (5:07) 

Total Time 46:46

Line-up
Stefan Fredin- bass guitar, vocals, lead vocals (2, 4, 8), rhythm guitar
Dag Lundquist- drums, backing vocals, violin
Robert Zima- vocals, lead vocals (1,3, 5, 6, 8)
Christer Åkerberg- electric & acoustic guitars
Mats Lindberg- keyboards

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Astral Bazaar "Pictures Unrelated"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Psychedelic
Format: CD, digital, vinyl 
Release date: March 26, 2021 (CD, digital), June 1, 2021 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Food For Thought (6:21)
2. Lungs Of Modern Times (3:58)
3. Vincent'S Dream (1:31)
4. The Y10K Problem (4:26)
5. The Girl With The Purple Hair (5:23)
6. Cops & Thieves (3:43)
7. Dwellin' In The Apocalypse (5:21)
8. Embrace The Reverb (6:11)
9. Behind The Narrow Door (11:46)

Total time: 48:40

Line-up
Ville Manninen - vocals, percussion
Lauri Loikkanen - guitar, backing vocals
Pekka Lehtelä - guitar
Mikael Laaksonen - guitar, saxophone, backing vocals
Jukka Sainio - bass
Eetu Peltoluhta - drums

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Odd Dimension "The Blue Dawn"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
Label: Scarlet Records - SC 388-2
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 26, 2021
Tracklist
1.  Mission N°773
2   Landing on Axtradel
3   The Invasion
4   Escape to Blue Planet
5   Solar Wind
6   Life Creators
7   The Blue Dawn
8   Sands of Yazukia
9   Flags of Victory
10 The Supreme Being

Line-up
Jan Manenti - vocals
Gianmaria Saddi - guitar
Gabriele Ciaccia - keyboards
Gigi Andreone - bass
Marco Lazzarini - drums
   With
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Black Country Communion, Sons Of Apollo) - keyboard solo
Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth) - vocals 
Aileen - vocals 
Daniela Caschetto  

Stefano Panunzi "Beyond The Illusion"

Country: Italy
Genre(s): Art Rock
Format: CD, vinyl
Release date: March 26, 2021
Tracklist
1. When even love cannot
2. The awakening
3. The bitter taste of your smile
4. Acid love
5. I go deeper
6. Mystical tree
7. The bench
8. Her
9. We are not just what we are
10. The portrait
11. The doubt
12. I am!

Line-up
Stefano Panunzi: keys, programming
   With:
Monica Canfora: violin (1,4,5)
Grice: vocals  (2,8,10)
Nicola Lori: bass (2,7,8,10,11), guitar (2,11)
Tim Bowness (No-Man): backing vocals (2), vocals (5)
Cristiano Capobianco: drums(3,5)
Lorenzo Feliciati: bass (3)
Fabio Fraschini: bass (5,6,9,12)
Ivan Ricchiuto: guitar (5)
Luca Calabrese: trumpet (6,12) 
Mike Applebaum: trumpet (7,9)
Mike Bearpark: guitars (7)
Yuri Crescenko: drums (7,11)
Davide Alivernini: sax (8)
Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King Crimson, The Pineapple Thief): drums  (9)
Dario Vero: guitar (9)

Description/Reviews:
For the uninitiated, expect a grandly atmospheric work that draws on elements of art-rock, progressive, ambient and jazz influences.
Read the full review by Mike Ainscoe at atthebarrier.com

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The Portrait

Schysma "Schysma"

Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: WormHoleDeath
Format: digital
Release date: March 26, 2021
Tracklist
1. Day One (4:34) 
2. Origins (4:27) 
3. Romances For Weak Minded (3:57) 
4. Into My Illusion (4:14) 
5. As World Turns (4:01) 
6. No Lease Of Life (4:20) 
7. Gates Of Omega (3:38) 
8. Redrum (4:10) 
9. Aequilibrium (4:19) 
10. Your Sins Will Find You Out (5:23) 

Total Time 43:03 

Line-up
Martina Bellini - Keyboards
Eliana Sanna - Vocals
Vladimiro Sala - Guitar
Luca Solina - Drums
Fabrizio Gaffuri - Bass Guitar

Media/Samples
Origins 

La Morte Viene Dallo Spazio "Trivial Visions"

Country: Italy 
Genre(s): Space Rock
LabelSvart Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 26, 2021
Tracklist
1. Lost Horizon (4:43) 
2. Trivial Visions (4:08) 
3. Cursed Invader (5:00) 
4. Oracolo Della Morte (6:00) 
5. Ashes (5:08) 
6. Spectrometer (3:42) 
7. Absolute Abyss (6:54) 
8. Altered States (4:35) 

Total Time 40:10

Line-up
Melissa Crema - theremin, organ, synthesizers, vocals and lyrics
Stefano ‘Bazu’ Basurto - guitars, sitar and vocals
Camilla Chessa - bass
Angelo Avogadri - flute and guitars
Federico Rivoli - drums

Description/Reviews:
Composed of an open gathering of players, the Italian quintet combines flavours of Middle Eastern scales, droning theremin and guitars. Their flute-player’s frantic, progressive and abstract elements tear open the cosmic gates like Jethro Tull in a Giallo nightmare.
‘Trivial Visions’, is  a wholly unique experience. An enthralling listen in a confluence of sound and ritual atmospheres that craft a both vibrant and hypnotic effect with nods to black metal and extreme ends of the sound spectrum. This vivid, dreamy and cosmic material will transfer the listener to vast sonic dimensions where one could easily lose the way back to reality. Is this Jazz, Stoner-Rock, Psych-Rock or Progressive Rock? This is La Morte Dallo Spazio and they’re in a universe of their own.

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Joost van Dongen "The Ageless Gate (A Cello Tale)"

Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Classical, Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital 
Release date: March 26, 2021
Tracklist
1. Sandrider (5:35) 
2. The Daysailer And The Night Cave (5:30) 
3. Growl (2:23) 
4. Hear Her Typewriter Humming (4:16) 
5. A Century Sails By (1:49) 
6. The Light Deep Down (4:06) 
7. Tensor (2:52) 
8. The Master Waits (2:40) 
9. Then The Halls Were Empty... And I Turned It On! (6:27) 
10. Grom (2:44) 
11. A Century Flies By (2:28) 
12. Approach Of The Derelict Research Station (4:53) 
13. Lament (1:33) 

Total Time 47:16

Line-up
Joost van Dongen: cello, instrument programming, glockenspiel (4)
   With
Marissa Delbressine: vocals (4)
Thomas van Dijk: acoustic guitar (4), bass guitar (6)
Mijnke van der Drift: violin (11, 13)
Chris Einspahr: narration
John Maasakkers: drums (2, 6, 9, 11), percussion (2, 9)
Joyce Scheeren: vocals (6)

Description/Reviews:
The Ageless Gate is the atmospheric debut album by cellist Joost van Dongen. An album full of instrumental music that invokes strong images. Together, the 13 songs tell a tale that spans three centuries, starting with a mysterious artefact and culminating in a gate to another world. The story is told by short text pieces in between the songs, voiced by voice actor Chris Einspahr.
The cello is the foundation of the album, which varies from cello trios to songs with cello, drums, guitar and keyboard. It is unique music with a sound that goes from melodic and euphoric to dark, pumping cello rhythms.

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Deezer

Saturnia "Stranded in the Green"

Country: Portugal
Genre(s): Psychedelic
LabelSulatron Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 26, 2021
Tracklist
1. Pan Arrives (1:26) 
2. Keep It Long (7:12) 
3. Fibonacci Numbers (4:49) 
4. Smoking In The Sun (7:13) 
5. Super Natural (13:58) 
6. When I'm High (3:44) 
7. Perfectly Lonely (not on vinyl) 
8. Butterfly Collector (7:44) 
9. Just Let Yourself Go (not on vinyl) (6:09) 


Line-up
Luís Simões: vocals, guitars, sitar, tampura, bass, bass pedals, gong, organs, synthesizer, Rhodes piano, Mellotron, chimes and drums
Ana Vitorino: spoken word (1)
Winga: djembe (2)

Description/Reviews:
After a brief interlude of psychedelic cow bells on ‘Pan Arrives’, the lengthy ‘Keep It Long’ is heralded in, swirling, spacey synths, sitar, Djembe, Mellotron and backwards guitars dance around each other creating a dense African accented, Eastern flavoured space rock song which is most appealing. ‘Fibonacci Numbers’, follows this, It’s an entirely different beast, informed by patterns found in nature; it’s a slow languid song which drifts along quite pleasantly. ‘Smoking In The Sun’, slowly unfurls into a cosmic dream. Then we arrive at a three part nature infused song entitled ‘Super Natural’ in the first part the gods of Bacchus, Ra and Varitus are celebrated, with much birdsong and backwards guitar before we drift off into an endless meadow suffused with plenty of ’tron concluding with the spacey bubbling lilt of intelligent light, a terrific suite of songs.
Read the full review by Andrew Young at terrascope.co.uk

Also read the review at theobelisk.net

Wheel "Resident Human"


Country: Finland/UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 26, 2021
Tracklist
1.Dissipating (11:52)
2.Movement (4:24)
3.Ascend (4:23)
4.Hyperion (12:09)
5.Fugue (4:32)
6.Resident Human (10:32)
7.Old Earth (2:17)

Line-up
James Lascelles - Vocals, Guitar
Jussi Turunen - Lead Guitar
Aki 'Conan' Virta - Bass
Santeri Saksala - Drums

Media/Samples
Movement

Aziola Cry "The Ironic Divide"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Label: Sensory Records - SR3088
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 26, 2021
Tracklist
1. And Cowards
2. Hollow Reflections
3. The Ironic Divide
   I. Premonitions
   II. A Torment of Reason
   III. Distort Persona
   IV. One Final Collapse
4. Scars Now Rest Where Once Bore Wings

Line-up
Jason Blake - Warr Guitar
Mike Milaniak - guitars
Tommy Murray - drums

Media/Samples
Samples

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John Holden "Circles in Time"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Plane Groovy (vinyl)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 26, 2021
Tracklist
1. Avalanche (6:18)
2. High Line (6:58)
3. The Secret Of Chapel Field (7:36)
4. Dreams Of Cadiz (5:17)
5. Circles (5:47)
6. KV62 (19:23)

Line-up
John Holden - Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Orchestration,
   With
Robin Armstrong (Cosmograf) - Bass (5)
Marc Atkinson (Riversea, Lee Abraham, Nine Stones Close, Moon Halo) - Vocals (3)
Zaid Crowe - Guitar (6)
Oliver Day (Fragile) - Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin (3, 4)
Nick D’Virgilio (Spock's Beard, Kevin Gilbert, Big Big Train) - Drums, Handpan (1, 2, 6)
Frank Van Essen (Iona) - Violin, Viola (2, 3)
Peter Jones (Tiger Moth Tales, Red Bazar, Camel) - Vocals, Saxophone (2, 6)
Sally Minnear - Vocals (3, 5)
Jean Pageau (Mystery) - Vocals (1)
Eric Potapenko - Guitar (1, 2)
That Joe Payne (The Enid) - Vocals (6)
Henry Rogers (Final Conflict, Touchstone, Edison's Children) - Drums (4, 5)
Vikram Shankar (Redemption) - Piano & Keyboards
Jeremy Irons - Narration (6)
Elizabeth Holden - Backing Vocals & ‘The Water Boy’

Cosmograf "Rattrapante"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Gravity Dream Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release dateMarch 26, 2021 (CD, digital), May 28, 2021 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. In 1985
2. Rattrapante
3. I Stick To You
4. Memories Lie
5. Time Will Flow

Line-up
Robin Armstrong: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Bass
   With
Chrissy Mostyn (The Blackheart Orchestra): Vocals (3)
Kyle Fenton: Drums, Backing Vocals
Tommy McNally: Spoken word (5)
Sound clips on Rattrapante courtesy NASA

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Jane Getter Premonition "Anomalia"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Esoteric Antenna
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 26, 2021
Tracklist
1. Kryptone
2. Lessons learned
3. Dissembler
4. Alien refugee
5. Still here
6. Answers
7. Queen of spies
8. Disappear
9. Safe house

Line-up
Jane Getter - guitar
Adam Holzman (Miles Davis, Steven Wilson) - keyboards
Alex Skolnick (Testament) - guitar
Chad Wackerman  (Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth, Steven Wilson) - drums
  With
Vernon Reid (Living Colour) - guitar 
Randy McStine (Lo-fi Resistance, The Fringe) - vocals
Chanda Rule - vocals
Mark Egan (Pat Metheny)
Gene Lake (David Sanborn)
Stu Hamm (Joe Satrianni)

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Thursday, March 25, 2021

The Professor "Skygazer"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive/Thrash Metal  
Format: digital
Release date: March 25, 2021
Tracklist
1. The Call To Adventure (Intro) (2:05) 
2. Event Horizon (6:38) 
3. Empire's Citizens (7:16) 
4. Sapientia Mundi (11:32) 
5. Siphoning Consciousness (5:47) 
6. Million Mile Man (4:59) 
7. The Fire Queen's Song (4:48) 
8. The Power Of Babel (6:10) 
9. Exodus (7:42) 

Total Time 56:57

Line-up
Anthony Wille
   With
Tulin Howey (Empire of Dezire) - vocal (7)
Matt Andersen - shakuhachi

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Time Haven Club "Gathered At Dusk"

Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: M.P. & Records – MPRCD094
Format: CD
Release date: March 23, 2021
Tracklist
1. Black Dot (9:07) 
2. Dance Of Krampus (7:21) 
3. Despite All This Darkness (12:03) 
4. Untold Memories (7:33) 
5. Seas Of Prayer (6:39) 
6. Almost Me (5:00) 
7. The White Page (6:51) 
8. Gathered At Dusk (11:16) 

Total Time 65:50

Line-up
Enzo Somma - Guitar, vocals 
Marcello Romeo - Bass
Salvo Savatteri - Lead guitar
Gino Asero - Keyboards
Concetto Santonocito - Drums
   With
Valeria Ronsisvalle - Vocals (6)
Chiara Monaco - Lead & backing vocals (8), vocals (6)

Description/Reviews:
The disc consists of an excellent Progressive Rock that combines the classic sounds of the 70s with a modern vision and projected into the future of the genre. The sound is solid and is built around the intertwining between electric guitar and keyboards, with a massive rhythm session full of tempo changes. The vocal is warm and expressive and adapts well to the different situations of the album, both in the most melodic and in the most aggressive moments.
Read the full review by Jacopo Vigezzi at progrockjournal.com

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Monday, March 22, 2021

U.C. "Time Distortion"

Country: Canada
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: March 22, 2021
Tracklist
1. Time Distortion Part 1 (1:00)
2. Magnanimity (3;04)
3. What Do You Believe (4:09)
4. Time Distortion Part 2 (1:44)
5. Past (0:53)
6. Helium (4:15)
7. Time Distortion Part 3 (Loops and Deja Vu) (1:32)
8. Fragmentation (5:46)
   i) Release Me Now
   ii) Elusion
   iii) The Eye of Providence
9. Present (0:53)
10. Time Distortion Part 4 (2:08)
11. Preshia Ce Domi Phor (4:01)
12. Time Distortion Part 5 (1:40) 
13. A Dream Within a Dream (3:30)

Line-up
Kevin Bath: Vocals, guitars, bass, ukelele, keyboards, sequencing, snare drum
Troy Feener (Druckfarben): Drums, percussion, sequencing
William Hare (Druckfarben): Keyboards, Vocals, guitar, sequencing.
  With
Alex McMaster: Cello, spoken word
Ed Bernard (Druckfarben): Melodica
Craig Lauzon: Spoken word
Erica McMaster: Spoken word

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Sunday, March 21, 2021

Materialeyes "Three of a Kind"

Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Davwilmar Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 21, 2021
Tracklist
1. Adrenaline High (5:32) 
2. Fabulist (12:05) 
3. I Have Loved The Stars Too Long (10:36) 
4. When Tomorrow Comes Around (12:28) 
5. No One Knows (7:12) 
6. The Writings On The Wall (10:22) 
7. Jerusalem Armageddon (7:17) 

Total Time 65:32

Line-up
Dave Westmoreland – vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards
Will Lawery – vocals, guitar
Martyn Howes – vocals, lead guitar, keyboards, bass, drums
   With
Anthony Naughton – vocals (1, 2, 3)

Description/Reviews:
The album kicks off with “Adrenaline High”.  This track starts with a vocal harmony reminiscent of early Yes, followed by a funky riff played on bass, organ and guitar.  The time signature fluctuates fluidly throughout the song before the grand finale which repeats the earlier vocal motif.  “Fabulist” starts quietly on acoustic guitar and vocal provided by Lawery.  Other instruments are then introduced as the song dynamically fluctuates between light and shade, before a searing moog solo takes the limelight.  “I Have Loved the Stars Too Long”, penned and sung by Westmoreland, is influenced by the poem, The Old Astronomer by Sarah Williams, which is included in the centre pages of the CD insert.  Next is “When Tomorrow Comes Around” centred on a Bo Diddley rhythm and a Nile Rodgers style funky guitar.  “No one Knows” touches upon the loss of loved ones, while “The Writings on the Wall” broaches the difficult subject of the horrors of war.  The last song on Three of a Kind is “Jerusalem Armageddon”.  This track commences with orchestrated strings playing the famous hymn by Sir Hubert Parry.  The track then morphs into Armageddon in the form of a musical battle!  A fight between the lovers of English tradition, landscape and beauty, and those who would destroy it.  Who will win?  Three of a Kind should appeal to traditional  prog rock fans weaned on Floyd, Yes and perhaps Camel.

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The Settlement "Departures"

Country: USA 
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Psychedelic 
Format: CD, digital 
Release date: March 21, 2021 (digital), April 20, 2021 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Prelude (6:13) 
2. Stars (10:44) 
3. Recognize (10:05) 
4. Enter Mission (4:33) 
5. Disappear (10:06) 

Total Time 41:41

Line-up
Mason Bartlett - Percussion, Vocals
Daniel Beahm - Drums
Alex Cardwell - Keyboard, Trombone, Vocals
Rebecca Harrison - Bass, Vocals
Mike Parker - Guitar, Vocals
Colten Settle - Guitar, Vocals

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Arret's Odyssey "Arret's Odyssey"

Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Power Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 20, 2021
Tracklist
1. Unending Nightmare (4:24) 
2. The Odyssey (5:02) 
3. Cosmic Vibrations (6:00) 
4. Equinox (6:06) 
5. Sacred (5:16) 
6. Broken (3:45) 
7. Battlefield (8:44) 

Total Time 39:17

Line-up
Marijn van Dooren - Vocals
Stefan Thumann - Guitars
Matthias Eckhoff - Bass
Jan Ihler - Keyboards
Jens Helling - Drums

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ThunderCloud "Healing The Hoop"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 20, 2021
Tracklist
1. Eagle (11:51) 
2. Talking Horses (8:27) 
3. Burn The Castle (5:06) 
4. Nightcrawler (9:56) 
5. Serpo (8:52) 
6. Healing The Hoop (20:58) 
7. Ascending (12:01) 

Total Time 77:11

Line-up
Elmo Watt - harmonica, flute, saxophone, congas, vocals
Scott Robertson - bass
CJ Griffith - vocals
Andrzej - guitar
Eddy Mitchel - drums

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Spotify

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Saturday, March 20, 2021

Tatsu Akiba "Swans Dance, Roses Bloom Like Mad"

Country: Japan
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 20, 2021
Tracklist
1. Prelude: Chicks And Buds (1:53) 
2. Lost In The Green (5:46) 
3. Blitish Casquede (5:54) 
4. Brigid's Hut (3:01) 
5. The Man Who Lost His Bagpipe (3:21) 
6. A Host Of Heroes Rising In The East (With Torches Of Glory In Their Hands) (9:09) 
7. Out In The Green (2:51) 

Total Time 31:55

Line-up
Tatsu Akiba - Electric Guitar, electric sitar, electric bass, acoustic guitar, 12-string acoustic guitar, vocal, chorus, violin, mandolin, recorder, flute, percussion and programming
   With 
Yu - Flute

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The Emerald Dawn "To Touch the Sky"


Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelWorld's End Records
FormatCD, digital
Release date: March 20, 2021
Tracklist
1. The Awakening (11:15)
2. And I Stood Transfixed (15:07)
3. The Ascent (22:17)

Line-up
Tree Stewart: vocals, keyboards, Roli Seaboard, 12-string acoustic guitar, flute
Ally Carter: electric guitar, guitar synthesizer, tenor saxophone, keyboard
David Greenaway: fretless and fretted bass guitars
Tom Jackson: drums

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Alexandra Zerner "Silhouette"

Country: Czechia
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 20, 2021
Tracklist
1. Colours, Pt. 1 (Arrival) (5:54) 
2. Colours, Pt. 2 (Mother) (4:40) 
3. Colours, Pt. 3 (Pilzhaus) (1:43) 
4. Colours, Pt. 4 (Blue Marble) (3:52) 
5. Fade, Pt. 1 (Memories) (6:11) 
6. Fade, Pt. 2 (Afternoon In September) (3:08) 
7. Fade, Pt. 3 (Here It Comes Again) (2:30) 
8. Fade, Pt. 4 (Perspectives) (7:10) 
9. To Black, Pt. 1 (Impromptu) [In The Twilight] (3:07) 
10. To Black, Pt. 2 (Through The Door) (1:33) 
11. To Black, Pt. 3 (I’m Fine) (2:54) 
12. To Black, Pt. 4 (Rite Of Passage) (4:30) 

Total Time 47:12

Line-up
Alexandra Zerner: electric and acoustic guitars, fretless guitar, lap steel guitar, electric sitar, mandolin, octave mandolin, bass, keyboards, flute
   With
Victor Alexandrov: drums
Arina: voice (3)
Maja Shining (Forever Still): vocals (8)
Jeff Loomis (Nevermore, Arch Enemy): second solo (7)

Description/Reviews:
“Silhouette” is a 47-min conceptual music journey, based on a personal story about conquering inner demons. It's a colourful, melodic, and emotional guitar-oriented progressive rock album, and it’s mostly instrumental work with the exception of the song “Perspectives.”
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Friday, March 19, 2021

Psychic Equalizer "Revealed II"

Country: Multinational
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release dateMarch 19, 2021 (digital), April 21, 2021 (CD)
Tracklist
1. The Astronomers (7:09) 
2. Destination Zero (8:31) 
3. Something Hurts (4:53) 
4. The Last Of Humankind (5:35) 
5. You Won't Have My Faith (4:27) 
6. Lament (3:30) 

Total Time 34:05 

Line-up
Hugo Selles - piano, keyboards, e-bass
Carlos Barragán - electric and classical guitars
India Hooi - vocals, acoustic guitars, bansuri, keyboards
Adrian Ubiaga - keyboards, e-bass
   With
James Knoerl - drums

DVNE "Etemen Ænka"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Metal Blade Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 19, 2021
Tracklist
1. Enûma Eliš
2. Towers  
3. Court of the Matriarch
4. Weighing of the Heart
5. Omega Severer
6. Adræden
7. Sì-XIV 
8. Mleccha
9. Asphodel
10. Satuya

Line-up
Victor Vicart – guitar, vocals, keys
Dudley Tait – drums
Daniel Barter – guitar, vocals
Greg Armstrong – bass
Evelyn May Hedges – keys

Description/Reviews:
Dvne are a band of great contrasts, weaving titanic heaviness and intricate gentleness together, complex lyrical ideas with engaging storylines, and this has only been expanded upon and concentrated on second album 'Etemen Ænka'. Exploring everything in greater depth in every way, it is a profound step forward from 2017's 'Asheran', starting an exciting new chapter in the existence of one of the most thrilling and imaginative metal bands active today.
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Egor Lappo "Trancevoicer"


Country: Russia
Genre(s)Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: March 19, 2021
Tracklist
1. The Renegade (4:44) 
2. Dreamworld (4:19) 
3. Turncoat Allies (3:23) 
4. Contention (4:19) 
5. The Mask Of Kindness (4:34) 
6. Ship 1426 (4:05) 
7. Under The W (2:35) 
8. Sparks In The Night (4:04) 
9. On Such A Sad Note (4:32) 
10. With You (5:24) 

Total Time 41:59

Line-up
Egor Lappo - Everything

Description/Reviews:
To sum up the album's sound, it's basically what would happen if Ghost were inspired by Rush instead of Blue Oyster Cult, and if Devin Townsend took the producer's seat. Trancevoicer is equal parts catchy and otherworldly. The earworm vocal melodies pair nicely with the wormhole created by Egor's cosmic synths and extraterrestrial guitar solos. This new album is a space prog-metal concept record about two warring worlds. The story follows a renegade who decides to betray his home planet to save another one from occupation after a cosmic catastrophe. Through his journey, other turncoats join him in pursuit of a detached but peaceful life. Both worlds reach the brink of destruction in the end: one from stubbornness, mistrust and solar flares, and another from possession, greed and wars.
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Simon McKechnie "Retro"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Bad Elephant Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 19, 2021
Tracklist
1. The Origin of Species
2. Retro 
3. The Enchantress of Number
4. The Return of the Beagle

Line-up
Simon McKechnie – vocals, all instruments
   Except
Mike Flynn – guitar solos (1)
Adam Riley – drums (1, 2)
Richard Horton – operation of Babbage Difference Engine Number Two (3)

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Yossi Sassi & the Oriental Rock Orchestra "Hear and Dare"


Country: Israel
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release dateMarch 19, 2021
Tracklist
1. Brotherhood
2. The Mind Spirit
3. Hear and Dare 
4. Benjamin's Journey
5. Gates Of Ishtar
6. Gia Sigouria 
7. Levitating
8. Night Flight
9. Kostas
10. Hope

Line-up
Yossi Sassi (Orphaned Land) – Vocals, Guitars, Bouzoukitara, Bouzouki, Charango, Saz
Or Lubianiker – Electric Bass
Shay Ifrah – Drums
Ben Azar – Guitars, solos (3, 6)
Roei Fridman – Percussion
Danielle Sassi – Flute, Tenor Flute
Sarel Ha’cohen - Kanun
Yogev Levy - Ney
  With
Mats Levén (Krux) - Lead Vocals (3)
Christos Dantis – Vocals (6)
Emil Guseinov – Viola

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Hedvig Mollestad Trio "Ding Dong. You're Dead."


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
LabelRune Grammofon - RCD2219
FormatCD, vinyl
Release date: March 19, 2021
Tracklist
1. Leo Flash’ Return To The Underworld
2. All Flights Cancelled
3. Ding Dong. You ́re Dead.
4. Gimbal
5. Magic Moshroom
6. The Art Of Being Jon Balkovitch
7. Four Candles

Line-up
Hedvig Mollestad Thomassen - guitar
Ivar Loe Bjørnstad - drums
Ellen Brekken - bass

Description/Reviews:
With the hypnotic title track, the spacious ballad “Four Candles”, and a generally more varied mood, Ding Dong. You´re Dead. is the trio´s most dynamic album to date. That said, there´s still enough solid and creative riffing here to satisfy the headbangers, as well as the jazzheads, as they further explore the free and open landscapes most notably started with their Black Stabat Mater album and continued with Smells Funny. 

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Morpheus Project by Mustafa Khetty "Mozaick"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Eclectic Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 19, 2021 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Rage Before The Storm (2:43) 
2. Shrill! (5:54) 
3. Dancing With Elves (6:17) 
4. It’s Who We Are! Mozaick (8:41) 
5. Tomorrow Never Comes (7:15) 
6. Waiting (3:28) 
7. Istanbul Swing (4:17) 
8. Nights To Remember (3:52) 
9. Cry For Freedom (3:47) 

Total Time 46:14

Line-up
Mustafa Khetty - Composition, Arrangements, Vocal (5)
Emircan Ünsev - Guitars (1-8), Keyboard/Synthesizer and Programming (3, 5-8), Arrangement (3, 5-8)
Arda Keremoğlu - Guitars (2, 3, 5-9), Keyboard/Synthesizer and Programming (3, 5-8), Arrangement (5, 6)
Arda Taner - Keyboard/Synthesizer and Programming (3, 6-8), Piano (9)
Berke Köymen - Drums (3, 5-8)
İrfan Keçebaşoğlu - Bass (3, 5-8)
Emirhan Üçkardaş - Guitars (1, 3, 8), Arrangement (1, 3, 8)
Cem Ergunoğlu - Keyboard/Synthesizer and Programming (1, 2, 4), Arrangement (1, 2, 4, 7)
Onur Çobanoğlu - Vocal (2, 5, 6, 8)
Erkan Erzurumlu - Guitars (2, 4)
Onur Nar - Cello (2, 4), Violin (2), Viola (2), Percussions (4, 5, 7)
Burcu Arslantaş - Voice (2, 4)
Gencay Kıymaz - Drums (2, 4)
Mehmet Özen - Bass (2, 4)
Gustavo Eiriz - Guitars (4), Violin (9)
Sebastian Fahey - Keyboard/Synthesizer and Programming (4, 9)
Engin Ergen - Electric Violin (1)
Göksun Çavdar - Clarinet (4)
Turgut Özüfler - Kanun (4)
Türker Dinletir - Ney (4)
Manual Villar - Sitar (4, 5), Cello (9)
Matias Chapiro - Piano (9), Arrangement (9)
Zilan Küçükbalaban - Voice (9)

Description/Reviews:
Opener Cry For Freedom is the closest to what could be described as a classical piece on the album. ... The oddly titled Dancing With Elves has an ambient introduction and middle section but is mostly a prog piece with fine guitar playing – somewhere between Latimer and Gilmour in sound – that builds up twice to impressive climaxes.  Istanbul Swing has as you might guess an Eastern feel to it but at its core is a jazz fusion piece with the guitar sound this time sounding closer to Santana. The group of four instrumental tracks close with the title track Mozaick which at almost nine minutes is a remarkable tour de force that draws on a multitude of percussion instruments, pan pipes, and just about everything but the kitchen sink. 
Read the full review by Paul Whimpenny at velvetthunder.co.uk

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Ainur "War Of The Jewels"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: Rockshots Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 19, 2021 (CD, digital), June 2021 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Fate Disclosed (2:08)
2. Wars Of Beleriand (6:58)
3. Hell of Iron (5:46)
4. Wars Begin (7:01)
5. Kinslaying (The First) (7:43)
6. Grinding Ice (8:27)
7. Battle Under The Stars (4:39)
8. Spirit Of Fire (7:17)
9. The Broidress (3:43)
10. The Great Battle (Or The War Of Wrath) (11:58)
11. Apocalypse (4:24)
12. Apocalypse (Acoustic Bonus Track) (3:46) [Digital only]

Album Length: 73:55

Line-up
Luca Catalano - Guitars, Vocals
Marco Catalano - Drums, Vocals
Alex Armuschio - Keys, Lead Vocals
Max Clara - Lead Vocals
Roberta Malerba - Lead Vocals
Elena Richetta - Lead Vocals
Giuseppe Ferrante - Bass, Contrabass
Luca Marangoni - Violin
Carlo Perillo - Viola
Daniela Lorusso - Cello
Cristiano Blasi - Flutes
Chiara Marangoni - Horns
Wilma Collo - Lyrics
   With
Roberto Tiranti (Labyrinth) - Vocals
Ted Nasmith - Narration
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X, Sons Of Apollo)

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Progstreaming

Laughing Stock "Zero Acts 1 & 2"


Country: Norway
Genre(s): Art Rock
Label: Apollon Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: March 19, 2021
Tracklist
1. Welcome (2:27) 
2. When Darkness Comes (4:39) 
3. Nighttime (6:25) 
4. Imaginary Friend (4:06) 
5. School (3:33) 
6. Child (4:12) 
7. Leave Me Alone (4:44) 
8. My Love Pt 1 (4:05) 
9. My Love Pt 2 (4:13) 
10. Last Supper (3:32) 
11. Zero (4:31) 
12. Curtain Falls (1:48) 

Total Time 48:15

Line-up
Håvard Enge - vocals, keyboards and flute
Jan Mikael Sørensen - vocals, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards
Jan Erik Kirkevold Nilsen - vocals and guitars 
   With:
Samantha Preis - vocals as the Mother
Helene Håberg Allum - vocals

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Leave me alone

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Human Factor "Observer"

Country: Russia
Genre(s)Instrumental Post/Space/Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital 
Release date: March 18, 2021
Tracklist
1. Gathering (1:16)
2. Riding The Giants (5:26)
3. Opal Voids (6:09)
4. Sagittarius A* (6:25)
5. Upstream (7:07)
6. Sagittarius B (1:43)
7. Himiko's Lament (6:07)
8. Naked Singularity (6:02)
9. ... and a Silver Lining (7:10)

Total time: 47:25

Line-up
Pavel Vorobyov – guitars, keyboards
Sergey Volkov – keyboards
Alexander Meshcheryakov – bass
K. Shtirlitz – drums
   With
Ramil Shamsutdinov – trombone (1)

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Less Is Lessie "The Escape Plan"

Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Oskar - OSKAR 119 CD
Format: CD, digital
Release date: March 14, 2021 
Tracklist
1. Wyszyńskiego (3:56) 
2. The Great Escape (6:20) 
3. Nowowiejska (0:57) 
4. The Fall (7:05) 
5. Słowiańska (2:10) 
6. Blackout (6:07) 
7. Jagiellończyka (0:24) 
8. 20/20 (7:39) 
9. Kurkowa (3:10) 
10. One Minute At A Time (8:42) 
11. Chrobrego (0:47) 
12. Blue Steel (5:23) 
13. Park Staszica (1:11) 
14. Fast And Furious (6:42) 
15. Reymonta (0:12) 
16. The Great Escape Reprise (4:29) 
17. Caribou Gone (2:12) 
18. Blue Steel (Less Is More) (5:32) 

Total Time 72:58

Line-up
Filip Kozak
Weronika Kowal
Maciej Janiszewski
Emil Madalinski
Konrad Mikołajczyk
   With
Michał Wojtas (Amarok)
Marta Wojtas (Amarok)
Ana Ngyen
Wojciech Kowal
Radosław Śniadowski

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Keido "Tales For Sale"

Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: March 13, 2021
Tracklist
1. Magic Night (7:33) 
2. Indebted Voyager (5:20) 
3. A Life In The Woods (4:56) 
4. Golden Middle Way (4:10) 
5. Man On The Magic Carpet (10:22) 
6. Enlightenment For All To Find (5:46) 
7. Entwinement (6:26) 

Total Time 44:33

Line-up
Tokoita - Vocals (lead in 1, 4, 6), Electric guitars (6 & 12 string), WLM organ, Flute, Trumpet, Taishougoto, Synthesizers
Axel Kytölä - Vocals (lead in 2, 3, 5), Bass, Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar (7), Piano, Saxophone, Yamaha MM6 synthesizer
Neil Riverman - Drums, Recitation (3)

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