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    Progressive Rock Prog rock pioneer Steve Hackett has announced the release 'Premonitions - The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983', a comprehensive reissue project that includes his first 6 albums on the Charisma label, together with a wealth of previously unavailable recordings as well as remixes by Steven Wilson. 'Premonitions' is released on 16th October by Universal Music Catalogue/Virgin.

    'Premonitions' comes in a Super Deluxe box set featuring a total of 135 songs on 10 CDs and 4 DVDs (5.1 mixes), plus an extensive booklet; included in this version are 67 previously unreleased recordings between old and new tracks, live and remixes.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Fri, Oct 02 2015 @ 02:46 CDT

    News: Reverence announce Gods Of War track listing
    Heavy Metal Detroit power metallers REVERENCE, featuring Riot V vocalist Todd Michael Hall, ex-Tokyo Blade guitarist Bryan Holland and ex-Savatage drummer Steve "Doc" Wacholz, will release their new album 'Gods Of War' via Razar Ice Records on November 4, 2015. The cover artwork was created by renowned artist Jobert Mello of Sledgehamer Graphix (PRIMAL FEAR,SABATON, HYSTERIA). The track listing can be read below.

    'Gods Of War' track listing...
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 30 2015 @ 14:36 CDT

    News: Tax The Heat sign with Nuclear Blast


    Presented By Planet Rock Radio

    2015 has been an intense year for Bristol's rising stars Tax The Heat. Following the release of two critically acclaimed singles "Fed The Lions" and "Highway Home" (both of which were playlisted across rock radio – A listed on Planet Rock) the band have cemented their live reputation by supporting the likes of Cadillac 3, Reef, The Graveltones, Black Star Riders, Masters Of Reality, Virginmarys and Thunder and festival appearances such as 2000 Trees, Download and Calling. The bands unique blend of classic blues driven rock with a modern alternative twist winning them a legion of fans.

    The band is pleased to announce they have now signed a deal with Nuclear Blast (home to acts such as Blues Pills, Black Star Riders & Crobot) and they are currently putting the finishing touches to their anticipated debut album, which will be entitled "Fed To the Lions". The album is due for release in March 2016.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 30 2015 @ 14:25 CDT

    Heavy Metal UDR/Warner – Release date: Nov 13th 2015

    Legendary British hard rockers to release their 13th studio album on November 13th. No superstitution here!

    They're loud, they're hard, they're tough, they're uncompromising. Girlschool, the London-based-band, are proud to announce their 13th studio album, Guilty As Sin, to be released on November 13th in red colored vinyl gatefold, album and digipack.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 30 2015 @ 14:07 CDT

    News: Upcoming release from The Canyon Observer
    Progressive Metal Tine Kolenik, KAPA R writes:

    Three years have passed since the release of the heavy abomination called Chapter II: These Binds Will Set You Free from Slovenian eclectic post-metalers The Canyon Observer, who combine extreme spectrums of the metal genre, atmospheric noise and thundering, slowly rolling escalations. Two chapter EPs, released in 2011 and 2012, are now a part of the band's ancient lore. TCO's present lies in their upcoming full-length album, which will carry an uncompromising title – FVCK. It will saw the band in its newest experimentations with massive, drifting soundscapes, intertwining guitar complexities of Gašper Letonja, Miloš Milošević and Nik Franko with insane vocal skills of Matic Babič and more sonical de(con)struction than ever before.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Sep 28 2015 @ 06:12 CDT

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Sep 24 2015 @ 18:56 CDT

    Galahad Autumn News Update
    Loads going on in the Galahad camp this year - their 30th!

    Singer Stu Nicholson shares news of a live release, an anniversary retrospective and Sleepers reissue....

    Hi Everyone,

    Welcome to our autumn update on our latest Galahad activities in this, our rather busy, 30th anniversary year. Several projects have now been completed such as the new live album/DVD and Sleepers re-master, for which there more details below:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Sep 24 2015 @ 18:42 CDT

    News: Votum colaborating with Opeth and Katatonia producers for :Ktonik:
    Progressive Rock Votum officially announced their 4th album.With their new vocalist (Bartosz Sobieraj) and their new guitarist (Piotr Lniany) the band had begun to work on the release just after their last European tour with Riverside.

    It's the 4th album of the band often classified as the new wave of polish progressive metal. The band's new approach and changes in the lineup pushed their music into darker and much heavier realms.

    The CD mixes were done by David Castillo of Ghost Ward Studio known for his collaboration with groups such as Katatonia, Bloodbath, Opeth, Eluveitie or InMe while mastering was in the hands of Tony Lindgren from Fascination Street Studios, known for such productions as Paradise Lost, Opeth, Soilwork, Kreator, Enslaved, Katatonia, James LaBrie and Witchcraft.

    The new album will be titled :Ktonik:

    For the latest news, concerts and info on the album make sure to visit
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 23 2015 @ 14:37 CDT

    News: Thunder announce February UK Arena Tour and 3 disc DVD

    5 UK arena dates incl SSE Arena, Wembley. With support from Terrorvision + King King.

    'All You Can Eat' – 3 disc set documenting the story of 'Wonder Days'.

    The sensational return of UK rock legends Thunder, who had a Top 10 UK album earlier this year, continues into 2016 with the announcement of five UK arena dates and a three-disc set documenting the story of the band's incredible latest, Classic Rock Award nominated album, 'Wonder Days'.

    The band will be blowing the roof off arenas around the UK in February, including a date at London's SSE Arena, Wembley. Says lead singer Danny Bowes: "The shows in March were incredible, and the new songs went down just as well as the Thunder favourites. We can't wait for February, so we can do it all over again."

    Support will come from renowned Bradford rockers Terrorvision, who have reformed for their first shows in three years, plus King King, nominees at this year's Classic Rock Awards for Best New Band.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Sep 21 2015 @ 16:22 CDT

    News: Hardcore Superstar/Michael Monroe UK Co-Headline Tour
    Heavy Metal Hardcore Superstar are pleased to announce they will be co-headlining the European/UK tour with Michael Monroe in October 2015.

    The band released their new album "HCSS" earlier this year, via GAIN Music Entertainment.

    The album has been produced by the band and mixed by Joe Barresi (Slipknot, Queens Of The Stone Age, Soundgarden, etc…). To reinvent themselves and find the feeling and the vibe that inspired them in the first place, Hardcore Superstar went back to their old demos form 1994. The result is a fresh and contemporary album that doesn't forget the core roots of the band's music.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Sep 21 2015 @ 15:53 CDT

    Concerts: King Crimson @ Birmingham Symphony Hall, UK – Monday 14th September 2015
    Progressive Rock It has been some two years since Robert Fripp declared via his online diary that "The Seven-Headed Beast of Crim is in Go! Mode", an announcement that ushered in the eighth incarnation of King Crimson. And after North American shows in 2014 they have returned to European shores for a run that encompasses a significant number of UK dates – bucking the trend given they had not performed outside of London since 1982. Indeed you have to wind the Crimson gig clock back to September 1973 to recall when they were last here in Birmingham with a show at the old Town Hall.
    Posted by Dean Pedley on Sun, Sep 20 2015 @ 11:36 CDT

    News: Backyard Babies Announce UK Tour This November


    Backyard Babies – Peder Carlsson, Johan Blomquist, Dregen and Nicke Borg, born same year, same town, Nässjö, southern Sweden – have returned to action after a five-year hiatus.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 16 2015 @ 14:48 CDT

    News: US power metal band REVERENCE to release Gods Of War
    Heavy Metal US power metal band REVERENCE will release their new album, "Gods Of War", on October 21 in Japan via Marquee/Avalon and the rest of the world through Razar Ice Records on November 4, 2015. The CD cover artwork was designed by renowned artist Jobert Mello of Sledgehamer Graphix (PRIMAL FEAR, SABATON, HYSTERIA).

    REVERENCE, is fronted by vocalist Todd Michael Hall (Riot V, Jack Starr's Burning Starr), Bryan Holland (Tokyo Blade, Arrest) on guitars, Pete Rossi (Overland, Sanxtion) on guitar, Michael Massie (Overloaded, Inner Recipe) on bass guitar and Steve 'Doc Killdrums' Wacholz (founding member of Savatage, Crimson Glory) on drums.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 16 2015 @ 14:13 CDT

    News: The CADILLAC THREE Headline Show In London
    General The Cadillac Three – masters in blending the weight of heavy music with the swagger of southern rock and the true grit of country – return to the UK for a one-off headline date in November.

    The show, following on from the Nashville trio's debut appearance at Download 2015, will take place at the O2 Academy, Islington, North London on Monday, November 9th.

    Tickets go on sale at 10.00am, Friday, September 18th at the following link:

    A support act for the event will be announced in due course.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 16 2015 @ 13:41 CDT

    News: Def Leppard - the album - due October 30th!
    Heavy Metal Def Leppard Worldwide Album Release Date: 30th October 2015

    Single: "Let's Go"

    UK CD Fanpack, double vinyl gatefold and digital: 30th October 2015 CD album: 27th November 2015

    Def Leppard are pleased to announce the release of a new studio album, "Def Leppard", on the 30th October 2015.

    "Def Leppard" is the bands eleventh studio album – the first since 2008's "Songs From the Sparkle Lounge". From the instant hooks of album opener and first single "Let's Go" to the bass groove of "Man Enough", from the anthemic "Sea Of Love" to the beautiful album closer and future classic "Blind Faith", from the instant hit of "Dangerous" to the acoustic "Battle Of My Own", this is timeless Def Leppard: fourteen tracks that will delight fans and win over a whole new generation alike. Def Leppard have always known how to write hits, and this album is packed with them. The album was produced by Def Leppard, and longtime producer/engineer Ronan McHugh. The album was recorded at Joe's Garage.

    Joe Elliott says, "We got together to see what we had with maybe putting out a three track EP in mind. All of a sudden we had twelve songs on the go, and two more would come just a few weeks later. It's the first album we've ever made with no deal in place & no one looking over our shoulders so the freedom was immense & I think you can hear it in the songs."
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 15 2015 @ 18:26 CDT

    News: ZENERIK – Yenesis (Athens Greece 2015)
    Fusion Dimitris writes:

    An amalgam of progressive-jazz-psychedelic-folk music, featuring freeform compositions blended with moog and brass sounds, creating a soundtrack atmosphere combining avant-garde, jazz and space elements. Exploring facets of hyparxis with an improvisational feeling, the Zenerik project heads straight into a 70`s krautrock inspired vision of jazz delivering an impressive result!
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Sep 13 2015 @ 06:46 CDT

    News: New album from The Aaron Clift Experiment
    Progressive Rock Glass Onyon PR writes:

    Austin, TX - One of the most eagerly awaited Prog albums of 2015 will be released in September by The Aaron Clift Experiment! Titled "Outer Light, Inner Darkness", this is the second CD by the Austin ensemble and marks a musical plateau for the group with its intricate compositions, complex arrangements and virtuosic performances!
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Sep 13 2015 @ 06:45 CDT

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Sep 10 2015 @ 09:01 CDT

    Interviews: The Scaramanga Six - An interview with Steven Morricone
    Progressive Rock

    Ever woken up, dripping with sweat, having suffered The Terrifying Dream? The Scaramanga Six certainly have and they've gone and written an album about it, the songs all in some way recounting those fear filled nights. Bassist and singer Steven Morricone spoke with Sea of Tranquility's Steven Reid about the Six's foursome, the art of making recording an album as difficult as possible, while still delivering a killer record and of course, dreams that terrify…

    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Sep 05 2015 @ 16:46 CDT

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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Sep 02 2015 @ 13:23 CDT

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