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Friday, April 30, 2021

Cirkus "Page 12 on the Right"

Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelRamshaw Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 30, 2021
Tracklist
1. Page 12 On The Right (3:06) 
2. Angel (4:49) 
3. Good News Week (3:12) 
4. Alive (4:51) 
5. Back & Fourth (4:26) 
6. I'm With You (3:32) 
7. One More Day (3:46) 
8. The Lure Of Santa Monica (9:20) 
9. So It Goes (2:57) 
10. Forever Tonight (3:42) 

Total Time 43:41

Line-up
Derek Miller: Keyboards & programming
Nick Mao: Vocals, guitar, keyboard
Michael Maghan: Guitars
Brian Morton: Bass
Dave Ramshaw: Vocals
Rosie Prince: Flutes
Alex Saxon: Sax

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Bandcamp

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Sonic Desolution "Explorer"

Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelGMR Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 30, 2021
Tracklist
  1. Explorer
  2. The Waltz
  3. Eye To Eye
  4. Midlife Insight
  5. Fair Warning
  6. New Beginning
  7. Tranquilandia
  8. 21g
Line-up
Jan Johansen – Vocals
Annica Svensson – Vocals
Mads Clausen (Biscaya, Timecode Alpha) – Vocals
Morgan Ågren (Devin Townsend, Dweezil Zappa, Kaipa) – Drums
Ken Sandin (Out Of This World, Kee Marcello, Uli Jon Roth, Vinnie Moore) – Bass
Magnus Berglund (Arctic Rain) – Guitars
Peter Lazar (Timecode Alpha) – Guitars

Description/Reviews:
“Explorer” is a melodic progressive thematic artrock album, by new Swedish group SONIC DESOLUTION. Reflecting on the different phases and insights of life, in eight chapters, there's a bit of classic prog, symph, pomp... even pop. Three main vocalists cover the wide range of dynamics of each song. There are the hoarse soulful vocals of Jan Johansen, one of the most well known solo artists in Sweden since decades, in balance with the female vocals of Annica Svensson for the more subtle parts, and occasional heavy rock vocals by Mads Clausen (ex-BISCAYA, TIMECODE ALPHA) for the most intense parts. The complex, yet melodic, music is performed by great renowned players (Harry Stouraitis at Album reviewz)

Media/Samples
Teaser

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Gojira "Fortitude"


Country: France
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
LabelRoadrunner Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 30, 2021
Tracklist
01. Born For One Thing
02. Amazonia
03. Another World
04. Hold On!
05. New Found
06. Fortitude
07. The Chant
08. Sphinx
09. Into The Storm
10. The Trails
11. Grind

Line-up
Joe Duplantier - vocals, guitar
Mario Duplantier - drums
Christian Andreu - guitar
Jean-Michel Labadie - bass

Vienna Circle "Secrets of the Rising Sun"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release dateApril 30, 2021
Tracklist
1. Golden Sunset Roulette (10:04) 
2. Ghost Town Hideaway (2:21) 
3. Carnival (2:04) 
4. That Night (4:31) 
5. Rivers (3:03) 
6. Sunset Revolver (5:00) 
7. Fly Lady Fly (5:00) 
8. Secrets Of The Rising Sun (5:00) 
9. Canyons (7:09) 

Total Time 44:12

Line-up
Paul Davis - All instruments, vocals 
   Except:
Alex Micklewright - Drums
Gemma Davis - Lead vocals (4), backing vocals (1)

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Temple Garden "Redshift"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Psychedelic 
Format: CD, cassette, digital
Release date: April 30, 2021
Tracklist
1. Intro (1:07) 
2. Mourning Glory (3:43) 
3. Android Babe (Luria) (5:02) 
4. Galactik Kommandoh (4:23) 
5. Redshift (3:37) 
6. Starsea (3:54) 
7. Vacuum Sky (3:35) 
8. Mr. Mikey’s Megalithic Ziggurat (4:13) 
9. The Tower Of Infinity (2:18) 
10. I Left My Marlboros On A7C (4:28) 
11. The Elders Of Tunkasilan (3:59) 
12. Chameleon (4:13) 
13. Vex (outro) (4:42) 

Total Time 49:14

Line-up
Brandon Carbenia - Guitars, Production
Eric Carbenia - Vocals, Lyrics (Screenplay)
James Cosner - Guitars

Description/Reviews:
The 13 track album is accompanied by a 4 part "radio drama" mini-series inspired by the "golden age of radio" and radio plays like those by Orson Welles and others. The release of the album is also supported by a music video for "Redshift" and several 360-degree listening videos that put you in the driver's seat of the patrol ship as you listen through the album's leading singles "Redshift" and "Vacuum Sky".
The sci-fi concept of both the album and radio play follows a space patrolman named "Miro" who is exiled from a galactic armada due to a forbidden romance with his patrol ship's AI guidance system. He goes on a series of adventures through the universe as he flees the terrible "Galactik Kommandoh" and seeks a way to hide from the all-seeing eye of the "Matrioshka Brain", a supercomputer the size of a planet that monitors the universe for the armada.
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Redshift

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Poverty's No Crime "A Secret to Hide"

Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Metalville Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 30, 2021
Tracklist
1. Supernatural
2. Hollow Phrases
3. Flesh and Bone
4. Grey to Green
5. Within the Veil
6. The Great Escape
7. Schizophrenic
8. In the Shade

Line-up
Volker Walsemann - vocals, guitars
Marco Ahrens - guitars
Andreas Tegeler - drums
Jörg Springub - keyboards
Heiko Spaarmann - bass

Media/Samples
Buy & stream (from release date)

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

Platinum "Phantasicah (A Dreamer's Tale)"

Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital 
Release date: April 29, 2021
Tracklist
1. Prelude (1:20) 
2. Dc 1 (5:53) 
3. The Journey (4:24) 
4. Into The Storm (5:12) 
5. The Alchemist (5:16) 
6. Dreameaters (6:42) 
7. Lost Generation (9:21) 
8. The Real History Of Tom Wheel, Pt. 1 (The Curse) (6:29) 
9. The Real History Of Tom Wheel, Pt. 2 (Eternity) (5:12) 
10. The Real History Of Tom Wheel, Pt. 3 (Fading Away) (3:57) 
11. Last Dance (6:39) 
12. Land Of Dream (9:13) 

Total Time 69:38

Line-up
Fabricio Pipini - lead guitar and vocals 
Gianmarco Pipini - keyboards
Marco Marocco - bass
Clio D'Alessandris - vocals (11, 12)

Media/Samples
Spotify
Deezer

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Jack O' The Clock "Leaving California"

Country: USA
Genre(s)Avant/Folk/Chamber Progressive Rock
Label: Cuneiform Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 28, 2021
Tracklist
1. Jubilation 
2. You Let Me Down
3. The Butcher
4. A Quarter Page Ad
5. Leaving California
6. Fascination
7. Narrow Gate

Line-up
Damon Waitkus – vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolin, keyboards, hammer dulcimer, etc
Emily Packard – violin
Jason Hoopes – bass
Jordan Glenn – drums
Thea Kelly – vocals
  With
Ivor Holloway - clarinet (3), saxophones (7)
Josh Packard - cello (4)
Myles Boisen - pedal steel (5)

Description/Reviews:
Jack O’ The Clock’s Leaving California is a highly-detailed musical adventure that reveals new layers with repeated listens, from the opening strums of “Jubilation,” which introduces the record with whimsical folksy fanfare, to the angular harmonized violin lead on the closing track, “Narrow Gate.” Throughout, the songs of bandleader Damon Waitkus recall artists such as David Sylvian, Fairport Convention, and Elliott Smith, while creative musical arrangements showcase the band’s high-level compositional and instrumental chops. Upon first listen, Leaving California offers plenty of hooks, but this is music that truly reveals its depth upon the scrutiny of repeated spins.
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Loonypark "The 7th Dew"

Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Lynx Music - LM196CD
Format: CD, digital 
Release date: April 28, 2021
Tracklist
1. The Earth (5:05) 
2. The 7th Dew (5:31) 
3. The Fever (4:40) 
4. Virtuality (8:10) 
5. The Tree Of Life (6:05) 
6. Toxic Unity (5:11) 
7. The Embrace (7:20) 
8. The Truth (4:43) 

Total Time 46:45

Line-up
Sabina Godula – Zając- vocal
Piotr Grodecki - guitars
Krzysztof Lepiarczyk - keyboards
Piotr Lipka- bass
Grzegorz Fieber- drums
   With
Jacek Szczepaniak- guitar solo (2)

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

tRKproject "Books That End In Tears"

Country: Poland
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelLynx Music - LM197CD2DG
FormatCD
Release date: April 27, 2021
Tracklist
1. Lord Of The Flies ( Władca Much – W.Golding)
part I- Living in the island
part II-Rumours of the monster
part III- Piggy's death
2. The Trail (Proces -F.Kafka)
part I- Mr K.
part II- Waiting for the trial
part III- Conversation with the priest
part IV- Dying like a dog
3. Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984-G.Orwell)
part I- Secret diary
part II- Forbidden love
part III- Room 101
4. Animal Farm ( Folwark Zwierzęcy -G.Orwell )
part I- Old Major
part II- Animals' revolution
part III- Terror at the farm
part IV- People & pigs

Line-up
Ryszard Kramarski (Millenium) - keyboards, acoustic guitars
Marcin Kruczek (Moonrise, Nemesis, Hipgnosis) - guitars
Grzegorz Fieber (Loonypark, Padre) - drums, percussion
Krzysztof Wyrwa (Millenium, Metus, Jerzy Antczak/Georgius) - bass
Karolina Leszko –  vocal DISC 1  
David Lewandowski (Fizbers) – vocal DISC 2 

Description/Reviews:
The fifth tRKproject studio album features 4 suites inspired by four cult books: Lord Of The Flies ( W. Golding), The Trail (F. Kafka) and Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) & Animal Farm (G. Orwell). Four stories that share one common theme that is still relevant today.
Media/Samples
Lord Of The flies

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Monday, April 26, 2021

Evership "The Uncrowned King- Act 1"

Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock Opera
FormatCD, digital
Release date: May 21, 2021
Tracklist
1. The Pilgrimage**
    I. Desert of Facts
    II. The Temple of Truth
    III. The Quiet Room
2. The Voice of the Waves
3. Crownshine** / Allthetime*
4. The Tower***
5. The Voice of the Evening Wind
6. Yettocome** / Itmightbe*
7. Wait**

Line-up
Beau West: Lead Vocals
Shane Atkinson: Keyboards, Drums, Vocals,
Percussion, Theremin, Sound Design 
James Atkinson: Lead Guitar*
John Rose: Rhythm, Classical, Acoustic and Lead Guitars**
Ben Young: Bass Guitar
Matt Harrell: 12-String Guitar on “The Pilgrimage”
   With
Poem Atkinson: as “The Voice of the Evening Wind”
Mike Priebe: Additional Background Vocals
The Charles Heimermann Choir
The Adriatic Sea: Sea Organ (Zadar, Croatia)

Description/Reviews:
Album 3 is the first half of a Rock Opera adaptation of the 1910 book by Harold Bell Wright called The Uncrowned King. This story is an allegory in the style of The Pilgrim's Progress but with a story arch of Twain's Prince and the Pauper meets Dicken's Christmas Carol. A pilgrim on a search for Truth arrives at the Temple of Truth with questions about the journey. In answer, the Keeper of the Temple retires him to The Quiet Room, overlooking The Beautiful Sea, where he is visited by the The Four Voices of Life. Each Voice tells him a piece of a story entitled "The Uncrowned King", to give answer to his questions. Broken into two releases, the story is an allegory on the nature of truth. It is a statement that real truth cannot be derived solely by the senses, but it is more transcendent and one must be courageous in its pursuit and consequence.
Media/Samples
Allthetime (Radio Edit)

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Ola Englund "Starzinger"

Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 26, 2021 (CD, digital)
Tracklist
1. Stars & Ponies (5:28) 
2. Cringy AF (3:42) 
3. Space Invaders (3:38) 
4. Demon(etized) (5:05) 
5. Bane Of Skeletor (4:10) 
6. Bluesy McBluesface (3:45) 
7. Balegmah (4:30) 
8. Sun & The Moon (6:51) 
9. A Bid Farewell (4:53) 

Total Time 42:02 

Line-up
Ola Englund - Guitars
   With
Delta Empire - Drums
Jeff Loomis - Guitar solo (7)
Brandon Sills - Electronics (1, 4)
Jonas Kullhammar - Saxophone solo (5)
Michael Burns - Harmonica solo (6)
Jocke Skog - Additional electronics 
Joylin - Violins 
Akito Goto - Cello

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Saturday, April 24, 2021

Laura Meade "The Most Dangerous Woman in America"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Art Rock, Progressive Rock
Label: Doone Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: May 21, 2021 (CD, digital), June 21, 2021​ (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. On the Shores of the Seine
2. Leaving
3. Burned at the Stake 
4. Iconoclast
5. End of the Road in Hollywood
6. Doesn't Change a Thing
7. The Most Dangerous Woman in America 
8. The Shape of Shock
9. Forgive Me
10. Tell Me, Love

Line-up
Laura Meade (IZZ):Vocals, Keyboards
John Galgano (IZZ): Bass Guitar, Additional Keyboards, Electric Guitar
Tom Galgano (IZZ): Keyboards 
Brian Coralian (IZZ): V-Drums, Electronic Drums, Percussion

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Victor Go "Tales from McIntyre Lake"

Country: Ukraine
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 24, 2021 (digital), May 15, 2021 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Perfect Time 
2. Prelude
3. Shallow Water
4. Water Ripples
5. Pelican
6. Flares
7. The Eve
8. Fancy Town Renaissance
9. In a Torrent
10. Your Day 
11. Anything You Dream of
12. Postlude
13. Fresh Start

Line-up
Victor Go - vocals and instruments
   With
Gennady Grosfiler - drums (9)
Viktor Syrotin - drums (12)

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Organic Reaction "Mysteries Of The Lost World"

Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital 
Release date: April 24 , 2021 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Impact Zone (0:59) 
2. Wrong World (4:51) 
3. The Creation Day (6:04) 
4. Strange Perception (3:32) 
5. About My Life (3:06) 
6. Haze Of Emotions (3:55) 
7. Incunabulum (3:51) 
8. Broken On The Ground (4:17) 
9. Darkened Moon (3:48) 
10. Sand Color (2:15) 
11. Waste Land (7:28) 

Total Time 44:06 


Line-up
Alex Curi - Drums
Cris Delyra - Vocals
Jorge Mathias - Bass
Luiz Alvim - Keyboards
Dallton Santos - Guitars

Media/Samples
Haze of Emotions

Friday, April 23, 2021

Canvas Solaris "Chromosphere"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal 
LabelDivebomb RecordsDIVE212
Format: CD
Release date: May 14, 2021
Tracklist
1. Extrasolar Biosignature (10:54) 
2. Hidden Sector (6:00) 
3. Zero Point Field (13:24) 
4. Black Drop Effect (4:26) 
5. Renormalization (6:19) 
6. False Vacuum (8:15) 

Total Time 49:18

Line-up
Nathan Sapp - guitars, synthesizers
Chris Rushing - guitars
Gael Pirlot - bass
Hunter Ginn - drums

Media/Samples
Bandcamp 

Napier's Bones "The Fields"

Country: UK
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Formatdigital
Release date: April 23, 2021
Tracklist
1. From the Fields (6:40)
2. Something Changed (4:12)
3. One More Lost (6:06)
4. A Better Way (4:50)
5. Restoring Order (7:32)
6. August Afternoon (4:04)
7. Break Out (5:40)
8. Aftermath (5:56)
9. Back to the Fields (5:08)

Total Time 50:08

Line-up
Gordon Midgley : Instruments, backing vocals
Nathan Jon Tillett : Lead vocals

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Cody Carpenter "Memories and Dreams"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: April 23, 2021
Tracklist
1. Attract Mode (3:36) 
2. Kindness Of The Goddess (5:34) 
3. Daybreak (4:09) 
4. Depth (1:24) 
5. Sleight Of Hand (3:49) 
6. Oppression (4:19) 
7. Brave The Living Labyrinth (5:24) 
8. Null (1:15) 
9. Slag Of Heart (3:55) 
10. Dimensional Crossings (8:18) 
11. The Grind (4:32) 

Total Time 46:15

Line-up
Cody Carpenter
   With
Jimmy Haslip
Jimmy Branly
Marco Sfogli
Scott Seiver
Virgil Donati

Blacksmith Tales "The Dark Presence"

Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Aereostella/Immaginifica - ARSIMM 1043
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 23, 2021
Tracklist
1. The Dark Presence (11:35) 
2. Golgotha (6:07) 
3. Let Me Die (6:12) 
4. Rain… Of Course! (3:32) 
5. Into The Sea (Apocatastasis) (5:44) 
6. Interlude (1:24) 
7. Tides From A Faraway Shore (2:35) 
8. The Dark Presence Revelation (3:58) 
9. A New Sunrise (4:36) 
10. Chapter LXIV (2:29) 
11. Possessed By Time (17:26) 
12. Last Hero’s Crusade (1:58) 
13. Book Of Coming Forth By Day (8:28) 

Total Time 76:04 

Line-up
Michele Guaitoli: vocals
Beatrice Demori: vocals
Stefano Debiaso: drums
Denis Canciani: bass guitar
Marco Falanga: electric and acoustic guitar
Luca Zanon: keyboards and flute
David Del Fabro: backing vocals, piano, keyboards and duduk

Media/Samples
Streams

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Benthos "Ⅱ"

Country: Italy 
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Eclipse Records
Format: digital
Release date: April 23, 2021
Tracklist
1. Cartesio (3:56) 
2. Back And Forth (4:24) 
3. Talk To Me, Dragonfly! (4:48) 
4. Facing The Deep (2:20) 
5. Debris Essence (4:11) 
6. II (5:41) 
7. Dissolving Flowers (6:45) 

Total Time 32:05 

Line-up
Gabriele Landillo – Vocals
Gabriele Papagni – Guitars
Enrico Tripodi – Guitars
Alberto Fiorani – Bass
Alessandro Tagliani – Drums

Description/Reviews:
Benthos are a relatively new experimental progressive metal/metalcore band hailing from Milan... The sheer quantity of varying styles in this album is astonishing, from renaissance music, jazz fusion, math rock, classical guitar and of course heavy metal.
Read the full review at theindependentvoice.org

Media/Samples
Cartesio

Ciccada "Harvest"


Country: Greece
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Bad Elephant Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 23, 2021
Tracklist
1. Eniania (Keepers Of The Midnight Harvest)
2. Open Wings 05:28
3. The Old Man And The Butterfly
4. No Man's Land
5. Who's To Blame?
6. Queen Of Wishes

Line-up
Dimi Spela: vocals
Evangelia Kozoni: vocals
Yorgos Mouhos: 6- and 12-string acoustic guitars, electric guitar, vocals
Nicolas Nikolopoulos: flute, clarinet, tenor & baritone saxophones, recorder, piano, electric piano, organ, Mellotron, synthesisers, harpsichord, Clavinet, glockenspiel, backing vocals
Marietta Tsakmakli: soprano, alto and baritone saxophones, backing vocals
Aggelos Malisovas: fretted and fretless basses
Yiannis Iliakis: drums, percussion, backing vocals

Description/Reviews:
Ciccada’s sound is a unique blend of rock, jazz, folk and Western European traditional music. It is based on strong melodic lines, drawing on influences from the progressive greats of the 1970s, such as Gentle Giant, Jethro Tull, Camel, Gryphon, Strawbs, Renaissance, Hatfield & The North, Spirogyra and Curved Air.  
'Harvest', the band’s first full-length release since 2016’s The Finest Of Miracles, sees Ciccada on fine form, with six new pieces featuring their trademark blend of acoustic and electric instrumentation, woodwind and reeds, all fronted by the twin vocal attack of Dimi Spela and Evangelia Kozoni. 
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Bandcamp

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Monobody "Comma"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Math Rock, Fusion
Format: vinyl, digital
Release date: April 23, 2021
Tracklist
1. Eighty Eight
2. Sylphina
3. Cloudless Sulphur
4. Atala 
5. Mimic
6. Harvester
7. Phaon Crescent

Line-up
Al Costis - Bass and Synths
Collin Clauson - Keyboards
Conor Mackey - Guitar and Synths
Nnamdi Ogbonnaya - Drums
Steve Marek - Bass

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Michael Whalen "Future Shock"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Jazz-Rock, Fusion
Label: Spout/MWM
Format: digital
Release date: April 23, 2021
Tracklist
1. Future Shock
2. Hop, Skip And Jump
3. La Hermosa Noche
4. Lights Of Home
5. Memories Of You
6. Poly Jam
7. MIracle Mile
8. Morning Song
9. Wanderlust
10. Your Eyes, Your Touch, Your Kiss

Line-up
Michael Whalen: synthesizers, keyboards, electronic percussion & programming
Simon Phillips: drums & additional percussion
Bob Magnuson: saxophones, flute & shehnai
Tony Levin: electric & upright basses, Chapman stick

Description/Reviews:
Jazz fusion meets progressive rock and electronica on Michael Whalen’s new release Future Shock.  Comprised of all original compositions arranged and written by Whalen, the recording sizzles, sambas, and plumes, continuously delighting listeners.
Read the full review by Susan Francesat karionpresskits.com

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Future Shock
Memories of You
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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Schizofrantik "Funk From Hell"

Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 22, 2021
Tracklist
1. Where The Streets Have Names (8:53) 
2. Sinewave Generated Chaos (3:27) 
3. Like Won So Ron (7:01) 
4. Funk From Hell (6:38) 
5. Holy 5 (5:05) 
6. Jupiter And Beyond The Infinite (11:48) 
7. Dirty Footwear In St. Etienne (3:20) 
8. Efgikl'n'möp (9:06) 

Total Time 55:18

Line-up
Martin Mayrhofer - guitars 
Henning Lübben - keyboards
Marco Osmajic - bass
Christian Schichtl - drums (except 4)
   With
Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally) - drums (4)
Julian Hesse - trumpet
Rafael Huber - saxophone
Thorben Schütt - trombone

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

French TV "Stories Without Fingerprints"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
Label: Pretentious Dinosaur Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 20, 2021
Tracklist
1. Desire And Consequence (6:44) 
2. The Secret History Of The Fez (8:14) 
3. Los Idiotas (7:49) 
4. Sadly, Time Travel Is Not An Option (6:58) 
5. From Trunk To Tail (9:38) 
6. The ¡ÓXÖ! Lesson (8:38) 

Total Time 48:01

Line-up
Mike Sary: Bass, Loops, Samples
Katsumi Yoneda (TEE): Guitars
Patrick Strawser: Keyboards
Jeff Gard: Drums
    With:
Ludo Fabre: Violin
Warren Dale: Woodwinds, Accordion
Apolline Pailler: Voice (5)

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Tyler Kamen "Mr. Loon and His Spectacular Machine"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Psychedelic
Format: digital
Release date: April 20, 2021
Tracklist
1. Prologue - Welcome To Lizard House (1:47) 
2. Mr. Loon (3:36) 
3. Chapter 1 - Tall Tales (0:50) 
4. The Spectacular Machine (2:58) 
5. Polygon Shapeshift (1:09) 
6. Evergreen Forest (3:04) 
7. Chapter 2 - Sudden Landing (1:25) 
8. Mrs. Trinket's Bird Sanctuary (4:45) 
9. Engine Trouble (4:02) 
10. Chapter 3 - Great Escape (1:13) 
11. Visiting Dr. Swindlebeast (4:03) 
12. Watt Sedation (1:26) 
13. Floating Expectations (3:50) 
14. Chapter 4 - Return To Lizard House (2:18) 
15. Wings (4:03) 
16. The Other Way (2:33) 
17. A Means Of Egress (3:18) 

Total Time 46:20

Line-up
Tyler Kamen - everything

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Monday, April 19, 2021

Arnaud Quevedo & Friends "Electric Tales"

Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: July 1, 2020 (crowdfunders only), April 19, 2021 (general release)
Tracklist
1. Electric Overture (1:32) 
2. The Dark Jester (7:24) 
3. Electric Princess Part 1 (9:06) 
4. Electric Princess Part 2 (9:02) 
5. Entering ... (Impro) (4:11) 
6. Mushi's Forest (6:21) 
7. Flower Fields (impro) (3:26) 
8. The Hypothetical Knight (6:42) 
9. Hope (5:07) 
10. Electric Dreamer (3:49) 

Total Time 56:40

Line-up
Arnaud Quevedo : Guitar, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals
Noé Russeil : Bass, Vocals
Julien Gomila : Saxophones
Eva Tribolles : Double Bass, Vocals
Lucille Mille : Flûte, Vocals

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Saturday, April 17, 2021

Sketchshow "WAVES"

Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Math Rock, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 7, 2021
Tracklist
1. Awake
2. Conscious
3. Delight 
4. Delighted
5. Trust (Isn't Easy)
6. Smoke
7. Chrysalis 
8. Empty Without You
9. Innsæi 
10. Good News

Line-up
Satin Bailey - Vocals
Adam Curran - Guitar, backing vocals, bass (5)
Luke Phillips - Guitar, backing vocals, keys, bass (8, 9, 10)
Will Sales - Bass
Scott van der Leeden - Drums, percussion, backing vocals
   With
Joel Bamigboye - Guitar solo (5) 
Mallory Evans - Whispered vocals (10) 

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Confusion Field "Disconnection Complete"

Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 16, 2021
Tracklist
1. Sky Is Never The Same (7:22) 
2. Close Call (4:14) 
3. Nothing Holds The Storm (5:05) 
4. Become Invisible (4:13) 
5. Distort Reality (5:11) 
6. Anxiety Reflected (6:45) 
7. See Through Walls (5:31) 
8. Zen Garden Moment (5:01) 
9. Connecting The Dots (8:02) 

Total Time 51:24

Line-up
Tomi Kankainen - lead & backing vocals, bass, keyboards, guitars
Petri Honkonen - drums
Markus Jämsen (Swallow the Sun) - lead guitars

Media/Samples
Spotify
Teaser

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Friday, April 16, 2021

Motorpsycho "Kingdom Of Oblivion"

Country: Norway
Genre(s): Retro Prog, Psychedelic, Hard Rock
LabelRune GrammofonStickman Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 16, 2021
Tracklist
1 The Waning (Pt.1 & 2)
2 Kingdom Of Oblivion
3 Lady May
4 The United Debased
5 The Watcher feat. The Crimson Eye
6 Dreamkiller
7 Atet
8 At Empire's End
9 The Hunt
10 After The Fair
11 The Transmutation Of Cosmoctopus Lurker
12 Cormoran

Line-up
Hans Magnus Ryan
Bent Sæther
Tomas Järmyr 
   With
Reine Fiske (Katatonia) 

Description/Reviews:
Kicking off with a familiar riff The Waning Parts 1 & 2 impresses on the listener their talent and ability to still create songs with a great diversity and atmosphere while also hitting you hard where it matters most, your head and your heart. Title track Kingdom Of Oblivion maintains this spontaneity with an interesting and powerful wall of sound. The balance and influence of electric and acoustic stringed instruments on the whole album were used a lot during the golden years of 1969 to 1973. The band take this on board adding light and shade to what’s on display, Lady May 1 being a great example with its folk influenced vocal and acoustic style.
Read the full review by Tim Keppie at thesleepingshaman.com

Media/Samples
Youtube

Chest Rockwell "The Existentialist"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Snow Wolf Records
Format: CD, digital, cassette
Release date: April 16, 2021
Tracklist
1. Horns of Dilemma (4:20)
2. Bystander at the Switch (4:07)
3. Veil of Ignorance (4:36)
4. Salience of the Actor (4:50)
5. Acceptance of the Absurd (7:36)
6. Locus of Control (4:12)
7. Transference Interference (4:03)
8. The Other's Look (3:57)
9. I Was the Traveler (5:59)

Total Time 43:40

Line-up
Josh Hines - guitars, bass, drums, keyboard, vocals

Sula Bassana "CV Sessions"

Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Space Rock, Krautrock, Electronica
LabelSulatron Records (CD), Pancromatic Records (vinyl)
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: April 16, 2020 (CD), April 22, 2020 (digital), June/July 2021 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. A Nice Constellation Of The Planets (9:14) 
2. Wtf? (4:52) 
3. Wollschweber (4:51) 
4. What Is Reality? (4:23) - not on CD
5. Ruins Of Civilisation (20:28) 
6. Foggy Forest (6:27) 
7. Tick Attacks! (4:38) 
8. Little Birdy (5:23) 
9. They Have Landed And They Come In Colours (11:02) 
10. Der Traurige Essigfisch (11:09) 

Total Time 82:27

Line-up
Dave Schmidt aka Sula Bassana (Zone Six) - analog synthesizers, drummachines, sequencers, a polyphonic synth, a string ensemble, a casio SK 1 & SK 60, Stylophone x1, guitars, a bass, Mellotron 

Description/Reviews:
Another more electronic experimental kraut space drone album. CV Sessions are a combination of the time of the Corona Virus and the equipment Sula used in these times, which is analog gear connected and modulated with CV cables (control voltage). Double meaning.
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Bandcamp

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Crusade "Rising Visionary"

Country: USA 
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 16, 2021
Tracklist
1. You're Not Welcome (4:48) 
2. Insatiable (6:32) 
3. House Of Cards (6:14) 
4. Vision (8:38) 
5. Codename It (5:05) 
6. Go Full Epic (8:57) 
7. Standing Before The Fall (13:19) 

Total Time 53:33

Line-up
Mike Kupris - Guitar, vocals (3, 4)
Jesse Peck - Keyboard
Steve Casto - Bass
Ryan Metroka - Drums
   With
Jeremiah Richey - Vocals (1, 7)
King Downs - Vocals (1, 3, 4, 7)
Jesse Brock - Vocals (2)
Aly Dellinger - Vocals (2)
Anthony Vincent - Vocals (5)
Chase McCutcheon - Guitar (2)
Joey Frevola - Guitar (3, 4, 6)
Zach Patton - Guitar (6)
Maggie Chafee - Cello (7)

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Rêverie "Orpheus"


Country: Italy
Genre(s)Prog Folk
FormatCD, digital
Release date: April 16, 2021 (digital)
Tracklist
  1. Prologo / Stabat nuda Aestas...
  2. Parte 1 / Un gesto nel silenzio
  3. Parte 2 / Anime amanti
  4. Parte 3 / Costante metamorfosi
  5. Parte 4 / Invisibile poesia
  6. Parte 5 / Dalle immensità lontane
  7. Epilogo / … Et spicea serta gerebat
Line-up
Fanny Fortunati – lead vocals, percussions
Alberto Sozzi – clarinet, bass clarinet, flutes, ewii, keyboards, banjo, ukulele, didjeridoo, live electronics
Valerio Vado – guitars, mandolin, keyboards, bass pedals

Description/Reviews:
Loosely based on Rainer Maria Rilke's “Sonette an Orpheus”, D'Annunzio's “Alcyone” and Ovid's “Metamorphoses”. 
Media/Samples
Youtube

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Bend the Future "Without Notice"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock 
Label: Tonzonen Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 16, 2021
Tracklist
1. Lost In Time (7:16)
2. As We Parry (5:24)
3. Merely (6:44)
4. We Aim Higher (8:17)
5. Miniature (3:15)
6. Mus (4:41)
7. Without Notice (4:42)

Total time: 40:19

Line-up
Can Yıldırım - Vocals, guitars
Rémi Pouchain-Pagnini - Bass
Samy Chëbre - Keyboards
Pierre-Jean Ménabé - Saxophones
Piel Pawlowski - Drums
   With
Nemo Pawlowski - Soprano Saxophone

Media/Samples
Lost in Time

Liquid Tension Experiment "LTE3"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Fusion, Progressive Rock
Label: InsideOut Music
Format: CD, digital, vinyl, Blu-ray
Release date: April 16, 2021
Tracklist
1. Hypersonic (8:22)
2. Beating the Odds (6:09)
3. Liquid Evolution (3:23)
4. The Passage of Time (7:32)
5. Chris & Kevin's Amazing Odyssey (5:04)
6. Rhapsody in Blue (13:16)
7. Shades of Hope (4:42)
8. Key to the Imagination (13:14)

Total Time 61:42

Line-up
John Petrucci (Dream Theater) - guitar
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater) - keyboards
Tony Levin (King Crimson) - bass
Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Transatlantic) - drums, percussion

Media/Samples
Beating the Odds

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Sine "Sine"

Country: Estonia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Pop
Format: digital
Release date: April 15, 2021
Tracklist
1. Aja käes (4:10) 
2. Jalutuskäik (3:16) 
3. Olen kõigega nõus (3:33) 
4. Öö allikas (4:03) 
5. Raba (3:05) 
6. 62 km (3:12) 
7. Vanaeit (3:41) 
8. Kaardimoor (4:50) 

Total Time 29:50

Line-up
Tuuli Elstrok - vocals
Indrek Paavo - guitars
Mait Mandel - bass
Joonas Peensalu - drums
Andrus Kanter - keyboards
   With
Vocal ensemble Wannabes - backing vocals
Hille Savi
Nelli Kuusik
Gerda Tenso
Annely Leinberg
Kristel Marand

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Census Of Hallucinations "A Society Of Friends"

Country: UK
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Progressive Rock
Label: Falling A Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 15, 2021
Tracklist
1. The Witch (5:28) 
2. Phantom In The Opera (0:55) 
3. Nighthawk (8:02) 
4. Brainless Apes (4:46) 
5. There (4:11) 
6. Seems Like Only Yesterday (4:51) 
7. The Politician And The Sycophant (7:44) 
8. Cold Mudflat Shuffle (4:16) 
9. Elephant, Elephant, Elephant (6:37) 
10. Storm Behind The Curtain (4:34) 
11. 95 To 5 (4:15) 
12. After The Sunset (3:06) 
13. Martian Sea (7:18) 

Total Time 66:03 

Line-up
Tim Jones - Vocals 
Terri~B & Maxine Marten - Backing Vocals 
John Simms - Electric Guitar 
Kevin Hodge - Acoustic Guitar 
Barry Mart - Keyboards & Synth 
Barry Lamb - Keyboards 
Rob Kirtley - Bass, Keyboards & Synth 
Mark Dunn - Bass 
Paddi - Drums

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Mourning Knight "Mourning Knight"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 14, 2021
Tracklist
1. Seance On A Wet Afternoon (13:15) 
2. Playing The Fool (5:07) 
3. Blood Of Martyrs (9:20) 
4. The Blindman's Window (6:53) 
5. Inside This Wonderland (13:09) 

Total Time 47:44

Line-up
Norm Dodge: Electric and Acoustic Guitars, Bass
Jason Brower: Drums, Percussion, Keyboards, Lead Vocals, Bass
Alisa Amor: Harmony Vocals

Description/Reviews:
Heavily influenced by the atmospheres and musical soundscapes of the Progressive seventies, passion, drama and a sense of the cinematic are brought together with lyrics that convey the darker, melancholy side of life.
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Monday, April 12, 2021

Chain Reaktor "Homesick"

Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: FREIA Music
Format: CD, vinyl, digital
Release date: June 5, 2021
Tracklist
1. The Day That Never Came 
2. Lonely City
3. Enjoy Your Life
4. The Lying King
5. Homesick
6. Stop Yelling
7. A Thousand Diamonds

Line-up
Bart Laan (Skylake) - vocals, guitars, flute
Arjan Laan (Skylake) - drums and percussion
Erik Laan (Silhouette) - vocals, keys
Mark op ten Berg - bass
   With
Suzan van den Engel - backing vocals
Martin Streckfuss - saxophone
Sophie Zaaijer - violins

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Huxley Would Approve "Grave New World - Part Two"

Country: Germany/Canada
Genre(s)Art Rock
FormatCD
Release date: April 12, 2021
Tracklist
1. Blue Morpho Part Three - Eureka moment
2. Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier  
3. Shadow Work
4. Darkness Reprise
5. Leaden Wings
6. Looking For A Miracle
7. Delta Girl
8. Blue Morpho Part Four - Metamorphosis

Line-up
Joe Bolieiro - lyricist, concept ideas and development, 3d modeling, images, sequences
Rainer Schneider - instruments, vocals, music composer, sound engineer and producer 
   with
Judith Mattes-Schneider - lead and background vocals (2, 5, 6, 7)
Olaf Arweiler - piano (2)
Werner Melchior - electric guitar solo (3)
Billy Trebing - drums (5)
Sebastian Klein - acoustic guitar (7)

Media/Samples
Tomb Of The Unknown Soldier 

Sunday, April 11, 2021

Resistor "The Fifth Season"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 11, 2021 (CD), May 1, 2021 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Winter (13:03) 
2. Saint Iris (5:29) 
3. Seraphim (4:55) 
4. Cricket Season (1:48) 
5. Till Spirits Rise (4:54) 
6. Aurora (8:27) 
7. Falling Snow (6:19) 

Total Time 44:55

Line-up
Steve Unruh - guitars (right channel), vocals, violin, flute
Rob Winslow - bass guitar
Barry Farrands - drums, vocals
Fran Turner - guitars (left channel), backing vocals

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Single Celled Organism "Percipio Ergo Sum"

Country: Germany  
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 7, 2021
Tracklist
  1. She's Awake - 5:29
  2. The Final Door - 8:11
  3. I'd Like To see - 4:37
  4. Ride On A Ray - 4:38
  5. Doubts - 6:36
  6. Save me from Freaming - 6:02
  7. I'm Not Human - 6:49
  8. Hey You - 5:15
  9. Humble - 2:33
  10. Entanglement Runs off - 8:50
  11. Inhale The Dark - 2:53
Line-up
Jens Lueck (Syrinx Call) – Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Programming
Ingo Salzmann – Guitars (1, 4, 8, 10)
Johnny Beck – Guitars (2, 5, 6, 7, 10)
Isgaard – Vocals (1, 6, 7, 9, 11)
Jürgen Osuchowski - Acoustic Guitars (2)
Katja Flintsch – Violin (3, 8-10), Viola (8-10)
Olek Bakki – Cello (8-10)
Volker Kuinke – Recorders (2)
Kai Ritter - Voice (8)

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Billie Bottle and The Multiple "The Other Place"

Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Bad Elephant Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 14, 2021
Tracklist
1. Where Does It Begin?
2. All Lies
3. Cogs 
4. The Disconnect
5. Action  
6. The Centre
7. Gremlin
8. X Marks The Spot
9. My First Time Voting
10. Vote John Izod
11. We're Only An Island
12. I Just Met Nigel Farage
13. Plebs
14. Stand By Your Beds
15. Power To The People
16. A Stone, A Seed
17. Time Is What It Used To Be

Line-up
Billie Bottle: Voice, Piano, Keyboards, Guitar, Percussion
Martine Waltier: Voice, Violin, Guitar, Percussion
Roz Harding: Alto sax, Recorder, Percussion
Vivien Goodwin-Darke:Voice, Flute, Recorder, Percussion
Lee Fletcher: Bass, Synths, Keys, Soundscapes, Voice, Guitar, Percussion, Production

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Void "Interstellar Voyage"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital, cassette
Release date: April 9, 2021 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Pulsar Lighthouse (6:54) 
2. Electronic Fog (7:32) 
3. Atomic Particle Evaporation (8:22) 
4. Caught In A Forever Moment (6:44) 
5. Lost In The Red (2:09) 
6. Magnetar (4:19) 
7. Drifting Between Voids (2:13) 
8. Evading Time (6:08) 
9. Beyond The Red (2:02) 
10. Caught In A Forever Moment (Remix) (3:17) 

Total Time 49:40

Line-up
Ryan Wechta - guitars, keyboards, drum programming, vocals
Andrew Gossard - vocals

Media/Samples
Bandcamp
Youtube
Spotify

Ambigram "Ambigram"

Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Ma.Ra.Cash Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: April 9, 2021
Tracklist
1. A Mediterranean Tale (6:23) 
2. Cerberus Reise (6:19) 
3. Pig Tree (7:49) 
4. Sailing Home Feat. Paula Folli (6:52) 
5. Imaginary Daughter (4:57) 
6. L'absinthe (6:45) 
7. Patchwork (6:07) 
8. PearlsBefore Swine (3:18) 
9. Cerberus Reise (radio edit) (3:53) 

Total Time 52:23

Line-up
Francesco Rapaccioli - lead vocals 
Gigi Cavalli Cocchi (Mangala Vallis) - drums
Beppe Lombardo - guitars
Max Marchini - bass
   With
Max Repetti - piano and keyboards
Annie Barbazza - voice
Marco Rancati - voice
Paolo Tofani - guitar solo (6,7)
Paola Folli - vocals (4)
Camillo Mozzoni - oboe (2,7)

Description/Reviews:
The definition, which lead vocal Francesco Rapaccioli most loves to use to describe his music, is 'pro aggressive' rock ... do not be fooled by the pun: The basis on which their sound is nourished is a solid rock of overseas matrix with melodies inspired by the classic Anglo-Saxon school; The ensuing result is clean, without excess, with perfectly crafted arrangements. 
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Nad Sylvan "Spiritus Mundi"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelInsideOut
FormatCD, vinyl, digital
Release date: April 9, 2021
Tracklist
01. The Second Coming (07:00)
02. Sailing to Byzantium (06:42)
03. Cap and Bells (04:47)
04. The Realists (02:18)
05. The Stolen Child (04:58)
06. To an Isle in the Water (04:36)
07. The Hawk (04:09)
08. The Witch and the Mermaid (01:57)
09. The Fisherman (05:27)
10. You've Got To Find A Way (05:55)
11. To a Child Dancing in the Wind (05:08)
12. The Hawk (demo version) (04:01)

Line-up
Nad Sylvan (Steve Hackett, Agents of Mercy, Unifaun) - vocals, instruments
    With:
Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Stick Men) - electric bass
Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, The Tangent) - bass
Mirkko DeMaio (The Flower Kings) - drums
Steve Hackett (Genesis) - guitar (11)

Description/Reviews:
The new album, “Spiritus Mundi”, centers around the poems coming from Nobel Prize winning William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), who Sylvan calls ‘one of the finest poets to come out of Ireland.’ Not having to write the lyrics himself this time gave Nad the opportunity to solely focus on the music. And being off the road due to the pandemic allowed for more time to mix and perfect every aspect. The result is a collection that Sylvan calls his best work. The album marks a shift musically from Sylvan’s previous outing focusing more on the lyrics and vocals in tandem with gorgeous orchestration and timely melodies. 
Media/Samples
The Stolen Child 

The Stranger "Kaleidoscope"

Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Octane Records/Wild Thing Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: April 9, 2021
Tracklist
1. Eleventh Hour (5:34) 
2. The Gemini (4:53) 
3. Jungles (5:59) 
4. Jester (6:41) 
5. Coming Home (1:58) 
6. Siren (5:22) 
7. Creatures In The Canopy (4:50) 
8. The Devil You Dont (6:18) 
9. Kaleidoscope (6:39) 

Total Time 48:14

Line-up
Tom Frayne - Vocals
Kalen Austin - Guitars, Vocals
Andrew Taylor - Guitars
Daniel O'Brien - Drums
Linc Morse - Bass

Description/Reviews:
The Stranger possess a unique blending of progressive metal, djent, and funk that combines beautifully together to create a swirling and powerful wall of sound that is both easily accessible and robustly apprehensive at the same time.
Their sound is very deliberate at times – which it needs to be to fully encapsulate it’s grandiose nature – but is also an eclectic mish-mash of layers and textures that draw you into an almost immersive listening experience.
Read the full review by Kris Peters at heavymag.com.au

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