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Monday, June 28, 2021

Catalyst​*​R "Catalyst​*​R"

Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive/Art Rock
Label: Progressive Gears
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 28, 2021
Tracklist
1. Welcome To The Show (8:42) 
2. Apollo One Three (5:50) 
3. Someone Else's Dream (5:05) 
4. You Against The World (7:40) 
5. In The Deep End (10:02) 
6. Immortal (7:50) 
7. Goldst*R (15:10) 

Total Time 60:19

Line-up
Damien Child (ESP) - Vocals
Greg Pringle (Simon Townshend, ESP) - Drums
Gary Jevon (This Winter Machine) - Everything Else

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Saturday, June 26, 2021

White Thunder "Maximum: A Journey Of A Billion Years"

Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 25, 2021
Tracklist
1. Timeless Despise (04:46)
2. Orbit (05:04)
3. Trial (05:43)
4. Mainmast (Craving Silence) (06:49)
5. Everlasting Sight (06:18)
6. Dream-Like Surface (01:07)
7. Wait for the Sun (05:10)
8. Maximum (06:36)
9. Kuma (01:36)
10. Away from the Sun (H_t_c_b_h_) (09:27)

Line-up
Mattia Fagiolo - vocals
Alessandro De Falco - guitars
Jacopo Fagiolo - guitars
Simone Ndiaye - bass
Davide Fabrizio - drums

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Streams

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Friday, June 25, 2021

Papangu "Holoceno"

Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: June 25, 2021
Tracklist
1. Ave-Bala (3:11) 
2. Agua Branca (4:08) 
3. São Francisco (4:53) 
4. Bacia das Almas (5:36) 
5. Terra Arrasada (7:50) 
6. Lobisomem (7:54) 
7. Holoceno (10:34) 

Total Time 44:06 

Line-up
Marco Mayer — bass, vocals, guitars, keys
Nichollas Jaques — background vocals
Hector Ruslan — electric guitar, vocals
Rai Accioly — electric guitar, vocals
   With
Torstein Lofthus (Elephant9) — drums, cowbell
Uaná Barreto — minimoog voyager (2, 4)
Benjamin Mekki Widerøe (Seven Impale) — tenor saxophone (6, 7)
Luís Souto Maior — prophet-6 (7)

Description/Reviews:
Blending influences from sludge and doom, Papangu's fluid sound is sieved through an unique mesh of prog, stoner, post rock and the rhythms of Northeastern Brazil, sounding as if Mastodon and mid-70s King Crimson had teamed up to concoct a Magma-like soundtrack to an anti-Bolsonaro play by Ariano Suassuna. Sludgy riffs are augmented by unusual song structures, syncopated rhythms, unhuman drumming

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Thy Catafalque "Vadak"

Country: Hungary
Genre(s)Eclectic Metal/Rock
LabelSeason of Mist
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 25, 2021
Tracklist
01 – Szarvas
02 – Köszöntsd a hajnalt
03 – Gömböc
04 – Az energiamegmaradás törvénye
05 – Móló
06 – A kupolaváros titka
07 – Kiscsikó (Irénke dala)
08 – Piros-sárga
09 – Vadak (Az átváltozás rítusai)
10 – Zúzmara

Line-up
Tamás Kátai - guitars, bass, synths, programs and vocals
   With
Martina Veronika Horváth - vocals (1, 2, 9, 10)
Gábor Dudás - vocals (1)
Gábor Veres - vocals (5)
András Vörös - vocals (8)
Breno Machado - lead guitar (1, 2, 5, 9)
Carolina Díez - acoustic guitar (7)
Patricio Böttcher - saxophone (6)
Artem Koryapin - alto and tenor saxophone, trombone and trumpet (7)
Dadan Bogdanovic - saxophone, trombone and trumpet (8)
Péter Jelasity - saxophone (9)
Andrei Oltean "Solomonar" - redpipes (2)
Sean Pádraig - Armenian duduk (8)
Loay Makhoul - tabla, dumbek and riq (8)
Chris Lyons - violin (9)
Artem Litovchenko - cello (10)
Julia Pfiffner - female voice (6)

Description/Reviews:
Thy Catafalque are just getting started though as Köszöntsd a hajnalt showcases folkish melody and female vocals. Gömböc is a mentally draining bout of furious technicality and strange effects which is then met by Az energiamegmaradás törvénye even more intense pacing. Although, the eventual drop in melody at the end is simply wonderful.
Read the full review by Carl 'The Disc' Fisher at gbhbl.com

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North Of South "The Tides in Our Veins"

Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 25, 2021
Tracklist
1. A Pinch Of Stardust (11:43) 
2. Swim Among The Stars (4:39) 
3. Soul Cartography (4:30) 
4. Just Fourteen Seconds (4:22) 
5. The Nameless Walker (6:52) 
6. To Cross The Emotional Spectrum (4:06) 
7. White Blindness (4:30) 
8. The Robber Of Memories (5:35) 
9. In The Margins Of The Script Of Life (3:26) 
10. Secrets And Revelations (2:59) 

Total Time 52:42

Line-up
Chechu Nos - Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Drum Programming & Keyboards and Synths
    With
Rebecca Stanley - Vocals and Backing Vocals (1, 2, 6-9)  
Tom S. Englund (Evergrey) - Clean vocals (3)  
Sakis Tolis - Additional Vocals (4)  
Javier Caminero - Flamenco Vocals (4)  
Rodrigo Martínez - Piccolo Flute (4)  
Javier Vecino - Recited introduction (8)

Media/Samples
Just Fourteen Seconds
Soul Cartography
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Scale The Summit "Subjects"

Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Metal, Fusion
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 25, 2021
Tracklist
1. Form & Finite
2. Don't Mind Me
3. Daggers & Cloak
4. Dissemble
5. Jackhammer Ballet
6. The Land Of Nod
7. A New Way
8. Space Cadet

Line-up
Chris Letchford - guitars
Charlie Engen - drums
Kilian Duarte - bass
   With
Ross Jennings (HAKEN) - vocals (3)
Courtney Laplante (Spiritbox) - vocals (6)
Eric Emery (Skyharbor) - vocals (4)
Mike Semesky (Raunchy) - vocals (1)
Joesph Secchiaroli (The Reign Of Kindo) - vocals (5)
Eli Cutting - vocals (8)
Garrett Garfield - vocals (2)
Renny Carroll - vocals (7)
Andy James (Solo Artist, Five Finger Death Punch) - guitar solo (1, instr. ed.)
Brandon Ewing (Eternity Forever) - guitar solo (4, instr. ed.)
Tommy Graven - native flute (5)

Description/Reviews:
All vinyl, cds, and digital are double albums (vocal edition + instrumental edition)
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Loch Vostok "Opus Ferox - The Great Escape"

Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Vicisolum
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 25, 2021
Tracklist
1. The Freedom Paradox
2. Enter the Resistance
3. The Glorious Clusterfuck
4. Disillusion  
5. Galacticide
6. When the Wolves Have Eaten Everything 
7. Generation Fail
8. Seize the Night
9. The Great Escape
10. Save You

Line-up
Jonas Radehorn - lead vocal
Teddy Möller - guitars and growl
Patrik Janson - bass
Niklas Kupper - guitar, backing vocals
Lawrence Dinamarca - drums

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Endless Chain "Forthcoming Past"

Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Label: Rockshots Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 25, 2021
Tracklist
1. Forthcoming Past (6:41)
2. They’re The Ones To Fall (4:31)
3. Hold Out Hope (5:30)
4. All of The Above (3:45)
5. A Letter (4:31)
6. Nothing More (3:53)
7. Feel (3:38)
8. The Wild One (3:53)
9. Scars On Me (3:18)
10. The Memories (4:33)

Album Length: 44:19

Line-up
Timo Mölsä - Guitar
    With
Mikko Heikkilä - Vocals (2, 3, 5, 7, 10)
Ville Hovi - Vocals (1, 4, 6, 8, 9)
Aki Salonen - Rough Vocals (1, 4, 6)
Salla Sundberg - Vocals (7)
Aleksanteri Kuosa - Guitar, Bass, Keyboards
Samuli Mikkonen - Drums
Sami Yli-Sirniö - Guitar Solo (3,9)
Antti Kolehmainen - Cello (3, 8)
John Egerton - Opening speech (1)

Media/Samples
Nothing More
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David Zmyslowski "Ocean Station - Turning the page Chapter II"

Country: France
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 25, 2021
Tracklist
1. A new beginning
2. Endless Road
3. Broken Step
4. Won't get fooled 
5. The bridge beetween the generations
6. The call of the ocean
7. All we need
8. The best of us
9. Trying to live
10. Back home (in her eyes)

Line-up
David Zmyslowski (Element V): electric and acoustic guitars, bass, keyboards programming, piano, drums programming (9) 
Jean Baptiste Itier (Nemo): drums
Jean Pierre Louveton (Nemo): guitar (5) 
TIEM : guitar (7)

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Anders Buaas "Tarot"

Country: Norway
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock
LabelApollon Records 
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 25, 2021 (CD, digital), July 9, 2021 (vinyl)
Tracklist
01. The Fool
02. The Magician
03. The High Priestess
04. The Empress
05. The Emperor
06. The Hierophant
07. The Lovers
08. The Chariot
09. Strength
10. The Hermit
11. Fortune
12. Justice
13. The Hanged Man
14. Death
15. Temperance
16. The Devil
17. The Tower
18.  The Star
19. The Moon
20. The Sun
21. Judgement
22. The World

Line-up
Anders Buaas – electric and acoustic guitars, bass guitar, mandolin, banjo, drums, percussion, glockenspiel, keyboards and theremin

Description/Reviews:
“Tarot” contains 22 brand new pieces of music, each describing a card from the Major Arcana in the Tarot deck. Filled with symbolism and hidden meanings the music takes you on the “Fools Journey” through life. “Tarot” is also a collaboration with the amazing artist Verena Waddell, who has made 22 original paintings to accompany Buaas´ songs and the Tarot cards. 
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Progstreaming

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Syncatto "A Place to Breathe"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: June 24, 2021
Tracklist
1. Let Us Dance (4:58) 
2. Split (4:28) 
3. Up & Down (4:42) 
4. Get It! (5:58) 
5. Red Velvet (5:34) 
6. Ocean Grip (6:05) 
7. Möbius (6:21) 

Total Time 38:06

Line-up
Charlie Robbins (Artificial Language) - guitars
   With
David John Levy - piano
Coen Strouken - live strings
Brandon Ewing - djembe
Ryan Yamaoka - saxophone
Liam MacLaughlin - guitar solo
Filippo Rosati - flamenco guitar solo
El Armin - flamenco guitar solo
Brandon Alietti - guitar solo
Jose Macario - guitar solo
Lucas Moscardini - guitar solo

Description/Reviews:
Charlie wastes no time putting his jaw dropping riffs on display with the first track, ‘Let Us Dance’ which may or may not be a sequel to the flamenco gem on “Coloratura,” ‘Look, I’m Dancing‘.  A sauntering flamenco riff sets the stage and is followed with a riff that Polyphia fans will call their new jam.  In fact, the whole album has a strong Polyphia feel, and that’s not a bad thing. 

Read the full review by Rick Atkinson at sonicperspectives.com

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Utopianisti "Tango Solo"

Country: Finland
Genre(s)Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Avant Prog
Formatdigital
Release date: June 24, 2021
Tracklist
1. El Progenitor (6:09)
2. La Hazaña Postnatal del Jabato (3:44)
3. Anoche Intro (1:11)
4. Anoche Soñé Con Algún Pedro (3:09)
5. Uvas Verdes Sin Semillas (1:55)
6. El Nuevo Comienzo (3:03)
7. Wakaresaseya (4:52)
8. La Desobediencia (3:15)
9. La Caída De Los Martillos (6:44)
10. Abandonado (2:48)

Total Time 36:50

Line-up
Markus Pajakkala - all instruments

Description/Reviews:
As the title TANGO SOLO suggests this album jumps in world of the tango but of course this is UTOPIANISTI so this album is an interestingly unique mix of his classic jazz-fusion sounds which includes some Canterbury Scene flavors as well as classical piano rolls that take the world of tango into (as far as i know) hitherto unexplored terrain. With the tango as the main ethnic theme that pretty much dominates TANGO SOLO, the album is also chock full of quirky avant-prog rock time signatures with percussion rich heavy sections along with the smoothness of saxophone slides and other jazzy elements.
Read the full review by siLLy puPPy at progarchives.com

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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Echo Us "The Windsong Spires"

Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Rock, New Age
Label: Absolute Probability Recordings
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 22, 2021
Tracklist
1. We Seek The Descending Levers - (8:06) 
2. If You Can Imagine - (5:29) 
3. The Night Sky - (3:18) 
4. When The Windsong Spires - (5:49) 
5. Squals - (3:52) 
6. Fly You Home - (4:40) 
7. And When They Dance At Dusk - (4:15) 
8. I'll Wave You In - (4:53) 
9. And Acquiesce - (5:41) 
10. If We Can Breathe Again - (3:38) 
11. Under The Smallest Sky - (11:39) 

Total Time 61:20

Line-up
Ethan Matthews - vocals, all instruments
   Except
Andrew Greene - drums, percussion 
Charlotte Engler - vocals

Description/Reviews:
Starting with We Seek The Descending Levers, the 8-minute opener sets off on an ethereal journey of distant chimes, ambient electronica and settled flows. With a gradually building drone that sporadically rises, the track explodes in fits of subtle prog-rock instances that welcomes in a vocal track of naturalistic and psychedelic wordplay: “She erases the sun, puts him to sleep to never repeat.” It’s a brave opener that really only comes out of its shell midway through but allows you to appreciate the slow-burning style Echo Us were going for.
Read the full review by Jamie Parmenter at vinylchapters.com

Also read the review by Jon C. Ireson at music-news.com

Monday, June 21, 2021

Sandro Casu "We Are"

Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 21, 2021
Tracklist
1. Atoms Of Passion (7:03) 
2. Timeless (5:24) 
3. Curiosity (4:36) 
4. Ephemeral (8:11) 
5. Virus (4:32) 
6. Patience (4:01) 
7. The Optimist (3:55) 
8. Haze Of Feelings (2:21) 
9. Hypocrites (4:33) 
10. Ataraxic (4:06) 

Total Time 48:42

Line-up
Sandro Casu: All instruments
   Except
Thami Jadid : Vocals (2)
Valzore : Guitar solo (3)
Julien Deyres : Vocals (4)
Andy Paul Edson : Bass solo (4)
Mike Semesky : Vocals (5)
Morgane Cadre : Vocals and flute (8)
Jimmy Fovet : Vocals (9)

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Dewa Budjana "Naurora"

Country: Indonesia
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
LabelMoonjune Records
FormatCD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 21, 2021 (CD, digital), August 1, 2021 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Naurora (11:03) 
2. Swarna Jingga (6:51) 
3. Kmalasana (7:05) 
4. Sabana Shanti (7:50) 
5. Blue Mansion (7:48) 

Total Time 40:37

Line-up
Dewa Budjana - guitars, soundscapes
   With
Ben Williams - upright bass (4)
Carlitos del Puerto - bass guitar & upright bass (1, 3, 5)
Dave Weckl - drums (2, 4)
Gary Husband - piano, synth (5)
Imee Ooi - vocals (1)
Jimmy Johnson - bass guitar (2)
Joey Alexander - acoustic piano (1, 4)
Mateus Asato - guitar intro & guitar solo (2)
Paul Mccandless - soprano sax (4)
Simon Phillips - drums (1, 3, 5)

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Castanarc "The Sea Of Broken Vows"

Country: UK
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: Khepra Records
Format: CD
Release date: June 21, 2021
Tracklist
01. A Song Rings Out (4:54)
02. Lost Tears (4:55)
03. Full Circle (4:53)
04. The Ascent Of Man (4:41)
05. In This World (4:48)
06. Walking With Angels (4:14)
07. Out Of Time (3:34)
08. The Waking Of The Earth (4:47)
09. Light The Fire (4:58)
10. The Sea Of Broken Vows (3:00)
11. For The Want Of A Nail (5:58)

Total time - 50:42

Line-up
Mark Holiday - vocals
John Spence - guitar, percussion
David Powell - keyboards, backing vocals
   With
Neil Duty - guitar
Pat Mount - guitar
Pete Robinson - bass
Charlie Morgan - drums
Angela Gordon - flute, low whistle
Steve Beighton - saxophone

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Auric Gloom "Afterthoughts"

Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: June 20, 2021
Tracklist
1. Koi (9:07) 
2. Micawber (7:29) 
3. Nubivagant (7:42) 
4. Intermission (5:47) 
5. Grown Apart (11:07) 
6. Day Turns To Night (5:43) 

Total Time 46:55

Line-up
Trond Flaata - Keys
Jon Olav Alstad - Guitar
Einar Indergård - Guitar
Jonas Kjeldsen - Bass
Martin Bitar - Drums
Øystein Gundersen - Guitar 
Ada Odegard Risberg - Vocals

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Youtube

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Dasia "Del regime invisibile"

Country: Italy
Genre(s): Experimental Psychedelic/Progressive/Post Rock
Label: Lizard Records - LIZARD CD 0172
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 19, 2021
Tracklist
1. Intro (1:06) 
2. Nascondendo Il Bene (3:41) 
3. Epifania: Il Naufragio (4:24) 
4. Vertigine (5:18) 
5. Interludio (2:30) 
6. Polveri Sottili (5:07) 
7. Horror Vacui I (4:04) 
8. Horror Vacui II (6:53) 
9. Del Regime Invisibile (6:15) 
10. Affogate (4:16) 
11. La Nostra Resa (5:05) 
12. Liberaci Dal Bene (4:34) 
13. Amen! (6:05) 

Total Time 59:18

Line-up
Elettra Pizzale - bass, vocals
Luca Stocco - drums, samples
Edgardo Mauroner - guitar, synth

Description/Reviews:
They write and compose experimental songs, with references to alt-rock, post-rock and progressive. Mainly instrumental, they accompany some songs with monologues, creating a mix of avant-garde, psychedelia, noise and more intimate moments. 

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Lord Helmet "Get Back to the Ship"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: June 18, 2021
Tracklist
1. Phased Out (4:28) 
2. Nothing To See (4:51) 
3. You Will Be Gone (4:11) 
4. Etched In Stone (4:36) 
5. Moth (7:37) 
6. These Eyes (I Don't Dare) (3:29) 
7. Real To Me (4:42) 
8. The Setting Sun (9:00) 

Total Time 42:54

Line-up
Adam Figura - drums
David Tomkins - remainder

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Friday, June 18, 2021

Fufluns "Refusés"

Country: Italy
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelMa.Ra.Cash Records 
FormatCD, digital, vinyl 
Release dateJune 18, 2021
Tracklist
1. Sierra Leone
2. Martirio d’un Falegname
3. Canzone per Iris
4. Desaparecido Italiano
5. Il Tuffatore dello Stari
6. Rosa del Deserto
7. Blu Oltremare
8. Telefonata a Putin
9. Canto dei Bambini Senza Voce

Line-up
Simone Cecchini (Il Bacio Della Medusa): Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Charango
Alfio Costa (Tillion, Prowlers, Colossus Project, DAAL) : Piano, Minimoog, Moog Sub37, Mellotron, Hammond, Roli Seaboard
Guglielmo Mariotti (La Bocca della Verità): Bass, 12 Strings Electric guitars, Mandolin, Bass Pedal, Mandola Elettrica, Vocals
Simone Coloretti (Egoband): Electric, Acoustic, Classical Guitars 
Marco Freddi (Prowlers): Drums and Percussions

Description/Reviews:
After their debut album “Spaventapasseri” that has distinguished itself for the dreamlike atmospheres and a songwriting prog rock attitude, Fufluns amaze us with a second album that conveys realism, whose lyrics speak about recent news reports by standing out for a much more Hard Prog arrangements.
Beppe Corna's “Refusés”are 17 sculptures made of earthenware, cloth and acrylic paint. They represent manhood's social exclusion, looking like lonely masks with grotesque shapes. They wear clothes quite similar to straitjackets, forced by the strict society they live in.
They are those who are outsiders by nature, silent and stubborn, celebrating their own kind of outcry. So, taking inspiration from Beppe Corna's works, Fufluns decided to give voice to 9 Refusés, each of them has a story to tell through their album's tracks.
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Briscon "Touching Oblivion"

Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: June 18, 2021
Tracklist
1. Through Tired Eyes (4:26) 
2. Along The Shoreline (6:49) 
3. As The River Met The Sea (3:19) 
4. Fields Of Rye (5:02) 
5. Night Shift Interlude (2:31) 
6. Fields Of Rye (Reprise) (2:29) 
7. Waking The Sleeper (3:42) 
8. Tournament Of Souls (9:18) 
9. Touching Oblivion (6:17) 

Total Time 43:53

Line-up
Philipp Lippmann - All  instruments 

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Seventh Dimension "Black Sky"

Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 18, 2021
Tracklist
1. Premonition (0:57)
2. Bad Blood (6:13)
3. Kill the Fire (4:56)
4. Resurgence (5:08)
5. Falling (5:25)
6. Black Sky: Assembly (5:02)
7. Black Sky: Into the Void (8:07)
8. As the Voices Fade (2:57)
9. Incubus (9:40)

Total Time 48:25

Line-up
Luca Delle Fave - Guitars
Nico Lauritsen - Vocals
Rikard Wallström - Bass
Erik Bauer - Keyboards
Marcus Thorén - Drums

Media/Samples
Bandcamp (name your price)

Big Hogg "Pageant Of Beasts"

Country: UK
Genre(s)Canterbury
Label: Bad Elephant Music
Format: CD, digital,vinyl 
Release date: June 18, 2021 (CD, digital), September 17, 2021 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Golden Beasts
2. Here Come The Moles
3. Man Overboard
4. Smoking Again
5. Willow's Song
6. Red Rum
7. All Alone Stone
8. Magistellus
9. Wyverns
10. Bouffant Tail
11. Cat Fool
12. Too Much Belly Not Enough Paw

Line-up
Justin Lumsden - Electric Guitar and Vocals
Sophie Sexon - Flute and Vocals
Ross McCrae - Trombone and Electric Piano
Richard Merchant - Trumpet, Cornet and Flugelhorn
Nick Gaughan - Drums, Percussion, Synthesizers and Backing Vocals; Guitars, Bass and Keyboards (7)
Martin Beer - Electric Bass, Double Bass and Autoharp
   With
Lavinia Blackwall - Vocals
Mike Hastings - Acoustic Guitar, Space Guitar (7)
Phil Cardswell - Trumpet solo (6)
Rory Clark - 2nd Flugelhorn  (6)
Georgia Seddon - Chant
Ian Sexon - Spoken Word

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Bengal "From Outer Space"

Country: France 
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 15, 2021
Tracklist
1. We're All Stardust (4:03) 
2. They're Not Our Friends (3:35) 
3. The Day The Earth Stood Still (4:49) 
4. Planet Of Fun (4:09) 
5. The Candy Of My Hosts (5:26) 
6. Through The Distant Clouds (3:55) 
7. The March Of The Colony Of Andromeda (4:23) 
8. A Little Sound In The Infinity (3:33) 
9. Hypergalactic (3:26) 
10. Chestburners (3:55) 
11. Final Assault (4:20) 

Total Time 45:34

Line-up
Mr. Lovie - lead vocal, backing vocals
Yokor - guitar, backing vocals, keyboards, sequences, samples, sounds
Olivium - guitar, backing vocals, sequences, samples, squidbox
Séb - keyboards, grand piano
Ol - bass, backing vocals
TigerX - drums
   With
Cécile Lucide - vocals (3, 6)
Magic' Lolo - vocals (2, 6)

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Monday, June 14, 2021

Ahmik "Where They Are" EP

Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion 
Format: digital
Release date: June 14, 2021
Tracklist
1. Tea (3:23) 
2. Where They Are (4:13) 
3. Faraway Tree (4:17) 

Total Time 11:53

Line-up
Ahmik - Everything 
   Except
Will Murray aka Avocado Haze - Guitar Solo (1)
Grant Gravlee - Saxophone (3)
William & Grace Horohoe - Voices (2)

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Hamad Balanayed "Into The Game"

Country: Peru
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 12, 2021
Tracklist
01. The CODE (01:47)
02. Automaton (05:00)
03. Into The Game (03:52)
04. NEO-Ships (05:43)
05. Cyber City (04:05)
06. Bionic Attack (03:55)
07. Japanese Hologram (04:23)
08. Digital World (03:57)
09. Accelerated Activation (03:54)
10. Inside The Simulation (05:04)

Line-up
Hamad Balanayed - everything
   With
Gabriel Kohout (4)

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Bastian Per "Way Back Home"

Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: digital
Release date: June 12, 2021
Tracklist
1. A Better World (1:08) 
2. Overture (5:27) 
3. Defeat Device (4:02) 
4. The Lonely Shepherd (4:22) 
5. Through The Fires (4:36) 
6. Seize The Day (4:49) 
7. Deadly Virus (5:25) 
8. The Mystery Behind (4:38) 
9. The Safe Place (4:13) 
10. Greatness Delirium (2:52) 
11. Way Back Home (8:42) 
12. Buy Track 12. Divine Device (5:46) 

Total Time 56:00 

Line-up
Mariano Barreiro - Vocals
Sebastian Prosperi – Guitars & Vocals
Gabriel Kohout – Keyboards
Martin Sokol – Bass
Maximiliano Cataldi – Drums
   With
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X, Sons Of Apollo) - Keyboard Solo (10)

Description/Reviews:
Gutsy guitar licks, searing leads, growling Hammond organ, rich keyboard orchestrations, a pulverizing rhythm section, and expressive clean vocals in which we hear an incredible range, tasty harmonies and octaves, and replete with choruses that stick in one’s mind and ears.
We get musical complexity, richness, and variety, all done impeccably and to my ears at least, with much more honest abandon, take-no-prisoners approach, than I heard on their debut disc.
Read the full review by Stephen Conrad at progressiverockfanatics.wordpress.com

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Links:
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Proggnosis

Friday, June 11, 2021

Lind "A Hundred Years: The Justification Of Reality. Part I"

Country: Germany
Genre(s): Technical Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 11, 2021
Tracklist
1. Do I Really Notice (11:44) 
2. A Hundred Years (9:25) 
3. Strange Waters (9:12) 
4. Invisible Tears (9:09) 
5. The Magic Gate (6:23) 
6. Buy Track 6. The Schemes (9:20) 
7. Displaced And Criticized (7:56) 
8. Soul Kinship (8:36) 
9. Controversial Theory (7:39) 
10. Banged In The Panic Room (bonus track ) (6:38) 

Total Time 86:02 

Line-up
Andy Lind (Schizofrantik, The Ancestry Program, Panzerballett): Drums, Keys; Vocals, Programming, Bass
   With
Petra Scheeser: Lead vocals (2,3,5,9)
Marie Brandis: Lead vocals (4,6)
Ben Knabe (The Ancestry Program): Lead vocals (1,8)
Mirko Werler: Rap (7)
Martin Kursawe (Serum): Guitars (1)
Jan Zehrfeld (Panzerballett): Guitars (2)
Wolfgang Zenk (7 for 4, Sieges Even): Guitars (9)
Rüdiger Eisenhauer: Guitars (3)
Martin Vogelgsang: Guitars (5)
Martin Mayrhofer (Schizofrantik, Panzerballett): Guitars (6)
Axel Kühn: Saxophons, Bass Clarinet (2,4,6,9)
Oliver Hahn: Synth solo (5), Piano solo (7)
Jan Eschke: Synth solo (2)
Jan Lehrer: Synth solo (4)

Description/Reviews:
Andy Lind has once again changed and developed stylistically. The music is still very complex, but it's not that tough anymore, growls mostly disappeared. In addition to influences from Avant Prog, Fusion, Progressive Rock and Math Metal, even pop choruses can be heard. The music on the album does not set itself any limits, there are many facets across styles and there is no fear of experiments. Anyone who likes complex progressive rock in the style of Yugen, Gentle Giant, Meshuggah or Haken will be well served here (justforkicks.de )
Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Sinoptik "The Calling"

Country: Ukraine
Genre(s): Progressive Alternative Rock 
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 11, 2021
Tracklist
1. Le Menteur (6:27) 
2. Granny Greta (3:43) 
3. Young And High (5:01) 
4. Inception (0:59) 
5. Apple Tree (3:51) 
6. Black Soul Man (4:37) 
7. Sell God’s Number (4:29) 
8. Absolution (1:04) 
9. The Call (9:34) 

Total Time 39:45

Line-up
Dmitriy Afanasiev - guitar, keys, vocals
Ruslan Babayev - drums, back vocals
Aleksandr Savin - bass, back vocals

Media/Samples

Amplified! "Mental Decay"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Red Tube Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 11, 2021
Tracklist
1. Decay (4:07) 
2. Mental (4:49) 
3. She (4:00) 
4. Make It Thru (3:08) 
5. Daydream (4:01) 
6. Stay (4:56) 
7. Head Up In The Clouds (5:01) 
8. Struggle (3:18) 
9. Shadow (3:20) 
10. House Of Rock (2:32) 
11. Winter (4:47) 

Total Time 43:59

Line-up
Jayson Hughes - vocals, guitars
Shawna Hall - vocals, keys, piano
Tim Grogean - bass, guitars, synth
Jamie Wernsmann - drums, percussion
   With
Ben Willis, Leif Hall, Silas Hall

Media/Samples
Streams

delving "Hirschbrunnen"

Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Atmospheric Psychedelic, Krautrock, Progressive Rock
LabelStickman Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: June 11, 2021
Tracklist
1. Ultramarine (7:52) 
2. Delving (7:00) 
3. The Reflecting Pool (9:30) 
4. Wait And See (7:12) 
5. Hirschbrunnen (9:34) 
6. Einstürzende Plattenbauten (3:39) 
7. Vast (11:23) 

Total Time 56:10

Line-up
Nick DiSalvo (Elder, Gold & Silver) - All instruments
  With
Mike Risberg - Additional guitar (3, 5, 7)

Description/Reviews:
Composed of both newly written material and songs that haven’t found their way onto a release before, Hirschbrunnen is a treasure trove of wonders, impressively covering ambient, electronic, prog and psychedelic rock. Much like his work with Elder, the songs DiSalvo’s written here reveal themselves gradually, taking the listener on six uniquely stimulating instrumental journeys. Comparisons to his band are bound to be made, and perhaps Hirschbrunnen’s nearest relative would be The Gold And Silver Sessions EP from 2019, which saw the four-piece embrace a more ambient, prog-influenced sound.
Read the full review by Adam Pegg at astralnoizeuk.com

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Paradigm Blue "Transist"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: June 11, 2021
Tracklist
01. Difference Engines (I. The Optimist) (05:05)
02. Difference Engines (II. Zero One) (06:18)
03. Difference Engines (III. Determinant) (05:07)
04. Bravo Sierra (07:16)
05. Perihelion (03:41)
06. The Mobius Trip (I. Revelation) (08:34)
07. The Mobius Trip (II. Singularity) (03:30)
08. The Mobius Trip (III. Space Angels) (05:08)
09. The Mobius Trip (IV. Powerless) (03:48)
10. The Mobius Trip (V. Solar Sails) (12:12)
11. The Mobius Trip (VI. Veil of Stars) (05:32)
12. The Mobius Trip (VII. Resistor) (07:11)
13. The Mobius Trip (VIII. Positron Heart) (06:46)
14. The Mobius Trip (IX. Genesis) (07:38)

Line-up
Steve Laur - drums and percussion
Juan Mantilla - electric and acoustic guitars
Ruben Moreno - bass guitar, vocals, keyboards
   With
Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Planet X, Sons Of Apollo) - keyboards (5), final keyboard solo (12)

Media/Samples

Terra Odium "Ne Plus Ultra"

Country: Norway
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Frontiers Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 11, 2021
Tracklist
01. Crawling (6:41)
02. The Road Not Taken (6:57)
03. Winter (7:06)
04. The Shadow Lung (5:34)
05. The Thorn (11:53)
06. It Was Not Death (6:29)
07. The Clouded Morning (7:48)

Line-up
Bollie Fredriksen (Manitou) – Rhythm & lead guitar
Asgeir Mickelson (Spiral Architect) – Drums
Øyvind Hægeland (Spiral Architect) – Vocals & lead guitar
Steve Di Giorgio (Testament) – Bass
Jon Phipps – Orchestration & synths
  With
Kjetil Nordhus (Tristania) - operatic voices

Description/Reviews:
Not the least are heavy and intense, both modern and technical, but also dark and foreboding. An initial spin of the seven song, near 50 minute, album reveals a rather simple formula: aggressive riffs with an ambitious rhythm section wrapped in synth orchestration for even more intense density, with all a things leading to epic, technical guitar solos. 
Read the full review by Craig Hartranft at dangerdog.com

Media/Samples
Crawling
The Clouded Morning
The Road Not Taken

Azure "Of Brine And Angel’s Beaks"

Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 11, 2021
Tracklist
1. A Night Of Superlunary Gazing (1:08) 
2. Self-Crucifixion (3:56) 
3. Ameotoko I - The Curse (9:03) 
4. The Jester Who Cheated Death (3:03) 
5. Lustre: Siphon Of Umbra (6:15) 
6. Outrun God (3:04) 
7. Mercy (6:33) 
8. Of Brine And Angel's Beaks (4:55) 
9. A Sailor Will Learn (7:44) 
10. Cup Of Poison (7:32) 
11. The Jellyfish (2:50) 
12. Ameotoko II - Cloudburst (7:22) 

Total Time 63:25

Line-up
Shaz Dudhia - keyboards
Alex Miles - bass
Christopher Sampson - vocals & guitar
Galen Stapley - guitar
Sol Sinclair - drums

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

Last Universal Common Ancestor "Into The Core"

Country: Poland
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Progressive Rock
Label: Lynx Music - LM198CD
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 11, 2021(CD), June 18, 2021 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Interlude I (0:38) 
2. Shelter (3:26) 
3. Interlude II (0:48) 
4. Starry Night (5:39) 
5. Interlude III (1:53) 
6. Valley (10:34) 
7. Interlude IV (2:32) 
8. Shallows (9:21) 
9. Interlude V (1:26) 
10. Abyssal (8:10) 
11. Interlude VI (1:18) 
12. Cave (instrumental) (6:31) 
13. Interlude VII (2:38) 

Total Time 54:54

Line-up
Michał Lipiński - vocals
Piotr Lipiński - guitars & sounds effects
Maciej Sowa - bass
Michał Dąbrowski - drums

Media/Samples
Starry Night
Abyssal
Cave

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The Adekaem "The Great Lie"

Country: Poland
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
LabelLynx Music - LM183CD
FormatCD, digital
Release date: June 11, 2021
Tracklist
1. Woodland Frolics At 3 AM
2. The Tightrope Walker
3. Fool And Death
4. The Fall of Phaeton
5. Luminous We Are
    part 1: Transcendence
    part 2: Transition
    part 3: Illuminations
6. Sacred Geometry
7. Spontaneous Combustion Of Ego
8. Still, Constantly
9. The Great Lie

Line-up
Andrzej Bielas - Keyboards, Synths, Vocal (5 part 1)
Krzysztof Stefan Wala - Guitars, Guitar Synth, Synths, Voice (5 part 2)
   With
Jakub Basoń - Flute (2), Words
Tomasz Holewa - Drums
Marcin Staszek (Moonrise) - Vocals (2,3,4,8,9)
Krzysztof Wyrwa (Millenium) - Bass guitar (1-5, 7-9)
Martyna Zygadło - Vocals (6,8)

Media/Samples
Trailer
Bandcamp

Links:
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There Is No Time "There Is No Time"



Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Space Folk Rock
Format: CD, digital, cassette
Release date: June 11, 2021
Tracklist
1. Better Than Here 04:35
2. Forward Thinking
3. Controlling The Machine
4. On The List
5. For You
6. The Interlude
7. There Is No Time
8. Observers
9. The Coming Wake
10. Lucy Wan
11. Sunless Sun

Line-up
Jerry King  (Cloud Over Jupiter, Moon Men, Manna/Mirage): bass & electric guitar
Chris Boros: vocals, acoustic & electric guitars, dulcimer, Mellotron, keyboards, drum programming

Description/Reviews:
Eschewing modern prog-rock norms, there are no ‘epics’ here, or lengthy, dry showcases of technical prowess. The 11 tracks are tight and concise, and rely heavily on mood and texture to deliver some memorable pieces – in fact, a few of these became earworms rather quickly. There’s an irregular sound to Boros’ vocals that took a few spins to adjust to, an almost latter-day ‘Ozzy’-sounding double-tracked thing that some could find off-putting on the first spin, but which gradually falls into place and sits comfortably alongside the music.
Read the full review by Lorne Murphy at velvetthunder.co.uk

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Bandcamp

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Monday, June 7, 2021

Accauno "Punto di fuga"

Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 7, 2021
Tracklist
1. Prospettiva Accidentale (10:16) 
2. Punto Di Fuga (6:06) 
3. Trecuori (6:07) 
4. No Answer (6:08) 
5. Ombra (5:26) 
6. Sintetica (5:54) 
7. Parallelismo E Divergenza (6:45) 
8. Adattabili (8:22) 
9. Sospensione Infinita (4:22) 
10. Sinapsi (8:22) 
11. Ghost Track 1 (0:20) 
12. Ghost Track 2 (0:29) 

Total Time 68:37

Line-up
Mattia Paneroni 
Giuseppe Pianese 
AndreaTosini 

Media/Samples
Adattabili
Punto di fuga

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Saturday, June 5, 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

Vesilinja "Vesilinja"

Country: Finland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Savusauna
Format: digital , vinyl
Release date: June 5, 2021 (vinyl), June 24, 2021 (digital)
Tracklist
1. Aamulla (6:40) 
2. Heinäkuorma (7:54) 
3. Vaihtoehto järjelle (8:42) 
4. Valtias (7:35) 
5. Ihmisen Lapsi (5:01) 
6. Prisma (9:00) 

Total Time 44:52

Line-up
Topias Ahola: lead & backing vocals, saxophones
Jukka Kuusela: bass guitar, drum synth
Aake Salmi: guitars, flute, lead & backing vocals, drum synth
Niko Saarinen: Hammond, moog, electric piano, synthesizer 
Jussi Portaanpaa: drums

Media/Samples
Spotify
Youtube

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Intentional Trainwreck "Smokestack of Souls"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Eclectic Avant Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 5, 2021
Tracklist
1. Basilisk's Gaze (4:37) 
2. That Awful Feeling (5:16) 
3. Charismatic Agenda (4:00) 
4. Phaedrus (6:28) 
5. Baby Sheep Ain't Got No Teeth (6:55) 
6. Hangman (4:36) 
7. Clocks Of Doom (2:48) 
8. Kamikaze Tom (5:26) 
9. Family And Friends (13:07) 

Total Time 53:13

Line-up
Pete Lesko – Vocals, Guitars, Bass
Patrick Gaffney – Drums
   With
Mike Galway – Bass
Richard David – Vocals (6)

Media/Samples
Bandcamp
Deezer

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Mindpatrol "Ikaria"

Country: Luxembourg
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Green Zone Music
Format: digital
Release date: June 4, 2021
Tracklist
1. Porcelain Skin (4:46) 
2. Permanent Solution (4:19) 
3. To Raise Another Wall (3:53) 
4. Stainless White (4:02) 
5. What The Birds Don't Know (5:15) 
6. Freedom And The Birdcage (5:12) 
7. Ikaria (3:17) 
8. Unsung Healing Song (4:05) 
9. Trial Of A Simple Man (5:00) 
10. Terminus (5:07) 
11. Guilt (7:04) 
12. After I Called The Flame (11:36) 

Total Time 63:36

Line-up
Luc François - Vocals
Yann Weidig - Guitars
Romain Gruselle - Drums
Miguel Gruselle - Guitars
Julien Barbarito - Bass

Media/Samples
Deezer

Friday, June 4, 2021

Smokestack Faerie "Lanterns Fade"

Country: Finland
Genre(s): Prog Folk
Format: digital
Release date: June 4, 2021
Tracklist
1. To A Candlelit Wasteland (8:56) 
2. Lanterns Fade (11:06) 
3. Falling Lights (6:16) 
4. Soaring Steam (2:21) 
5. But I'm All Right (4:59) - bonus track
6. Finding Small Glades (4:34) 
7. Your Storm (2:50) 
8. The Moth (5:42) 
9. Upstairs Neighbours & Butterflies (8:01) 
10. The Last Lantern (2:38)  - bonus track
11. Lanterns Fade (Demo 11.12.19) (8:14)  - bonus track
12. Your Storm (Demo 30.11.19) (2:52)  - bonus track
13. The Moth (Demo 30.11.19) (4:38)  - bonus track
14. Finding Small Glades (Demo 30.11.19) (3:28)  - bonus track

Total Time 76:35

Line-up
Tim Reus: Bass, acoustic guitar, vocals, guitar solos (2)
Timmo Salakka: Drums
Alex Fröjdö: Electric guitar
Topi Karhunen: Guitar solos (8)

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Himiko Cloud "Telomeres"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: June 4, 2021
Tracklist
1. Challenger (3:49) 
2. Sun Sloth (4:50) 
3. Aftermath (5:22) 
4. Polaris (2:54) 
5. Into The Spiral (4:28) 
6. Columbia (6:10) 
7. Animalia (2:15) 
8. Terrestrial (3:48) 
9. Telomeres (4:58) 
10. Deorbit (6:10) 

Total Time 44:44

Line-up
Kyle Folden: Guitars
Jake Henson: Drums
Connor Mckay: Bass

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

John, If You're Out There "Fables"

Country: New Zealand
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: digital
Release date: June 4, 2021
Tracklist
1. Bleak Reality (4:20) 
2. No Stars (8:09) 
3. Succession (4:04) 
4. Unanswered (8:03) 
5. Abdicate (King Of None) (6:37) 
6. Where It All Went Wrong (7:29) 

Total Time 38:42

Line-up
Simon Rofe
Karl Rogers 
Max Beauchamp 
Lewis Ellison

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Nine Skies "5.20"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
LabelAnesthetize Productions
Format: CD, digital
Release date: June 4, 2021
Tracklist
1. Colourblind
2. Wilderness
3. Beauty of Decay
4. Golden Drops
5. Above the Tide
6. Dear Mind
7. The Old Man in the Snow
8. Godless Land
9. Porcelain Hill 
10. Achristas
11. Smiling Stars

Line-up
Eric Bouillette : Guitars, mandolin, violin, piano, arrangements
Alexandre Lamia : Guitars, piano, arrangements
Anne-Claire Rallo : Piano
David Darnaud : Guitars
Achraf El Asraoui : Vocals, guitars
Aliénor Favier : Vocals
Bernard Hery : Bass, fretless bass
Fabien Galia : Percussions
Laurent Benhamou : Saxophones
   With
Steve Hackett (Genesis): Guitar solo (2)
Damian Wilson (Threshold, Headspace, Adam Wakeman): Vocals (9)
John Hackett: Flute (7)
Cath Lubatti: Violins and viola 
Lilian Jaumotte: Cello

Media/Samples
Teaser

Travis Orbin "Midnight Acolyte"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
Format: CD, digital 
Release date: June 4, 2021
Tracklist
1. Dynomaniac (6:21) 
2. Laissez-scarce (4:57) 
3. Menticide (4:55) 
4. Heresiarch (2:30) 
5. Epiphyte (5:14) 
6. Nadir (3:42) 
7. Dog-ear (4:27) 
8. Blackguard (4:21) 
9. Halcyon (4:17) 

Total Time 40:44

Line-up
Travis Orbin - Drums, Bass, Synthesizer, Programming, Vocals
   With
Minou Alirezazadeh - Backing vocals (7)

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Synaptic Disturbance "Wanderer"

Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: June 4, 2021
Tracklist
1. Crater (4:09) 
2. Solstice (4:15) 
3. Rise In The Haze (3:38) 
4. Second Sight (5:19) 
5. Wanderer (5:59) 
6. June (4:33) 
7. Red Ghost (4:18) 
8. Bender (3:37) 
9. Relive (5:29) 

Total Time 41:17

Line-up
Dan Upton

Media/Samples
Bandcamp (name your price)

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Nephila "Nephila"

Country: Sweden
Genre(s): Psychedelic, Retro Prog
Label: The Sign Records
Format: CD, digital,vinyl
Release date: June 4, 2021
Tracklist
1. White Bones (3:34) 
2. Lyrics Buy Track 2. Who Are You (5:38) 
3. Mushroom Creatures (3:47) 
4. Belladonna (4:28) 
5. Guidance To Agony (5:20) 
6. Clavata (3:21) 
7. Alla Galaxers Centrum (9:37) 

Total Time 35:45

Line-up
Jacob Hellenrud – Guitar
Johan Tinfors – Guitar
Christoffer Eriksson – Drums
Linus Elvin – Bass
Johan Larsson – Organ
Stina Olsson – Vocals
Josephine Asker – Vocals

Description/Reviews:
Over the years, I have come to expect a particular style of music that I lovingly refer to as the “Swedish Sound,” but Nephila steps out from the “sound” and offers something different and refreshing. As much as I love the occult and psychedelic-laden music of many bands, it’s a real treat to hear a young band find a way to encapsulate all of the aspects of the Swedish Sound that I love. Nephila managed to create an infectious blend of harmony vocals, catchy hooks, and engaging and thoughtful lyrics backed by tight yet fluid musicianship.
Read the full review by Don de Leaumont at thegreatsouthernbrainfart.com

Media/Samples
Bandcamp

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Spirits Burning "Evolution Ritual"

Country: Multinational
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Space Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: May 7, 2021 (digital), June 4, 2021 (CD)
Tracklist
1. Evolution Ritual (3:53) 
2. Caves (4:01) 
3. The Laws Of Umber (3:28) 
4. Abandoned Habitat (3:28) 
5. The Dream Find (4:11) 
6. Far & Away The Lands Escape, Bias Of Recency (4:56) 
7. Strolling Into The Future (3:46) 
8. Shadow Language (3:27) 
9. Seasiders (3:37) 
10. Lookout Point (2:57) 
11. Outside World (5:02) 
12. Your Better Angels (4:03) 
13. As The Sky Was Being Painted (3:49) 
14. Theatre On The Other Side Of The Sea (4:05) 
15. Alternating Universes (4:27) 
16. Spruce (2:47) 
17. Night Of The Moon Dial (3:19) 

Total Time 65:16

Line-up
Don Falcone 
   With:
Albert Bouchard (Blue Öyster Cult) 
Michael Moorcock
Bridget Wishart (Hawkwind)
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