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    News: Cats In Space: Glam-Rockin’ Power-Poppin’ Teenage Millionaires
    General “When was the last time you heard a drum solo on a hit single? ‘Black Betty’ in 1977 maybe..? Well, stand by for Steevi Bacon’s atomic drums on Teenage Millionaires, this tune will blow your house down…” Greg Hart, CATS in SPACE, May 2022.

    Yes indeed, only these CATS could dare to do such a thing! Using lyrical references to the legendary ‘Artful Dodger’ JACK WILD and the damning of the TikTok generation, all wrapped up in a rock sound fit for stadiums! From the revving of Lamborghinis to a thousand Gibson guitars and a ‘terrace of vocals’, TEENAGE MILLIONAIRES is a no nonsense ‘full throttle’ Glam-Rock classic.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, May 20 2022 @ 21:49 CDT
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    News: Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners debut single ‘Wasted Times’ - UK tour
    General Wicked Cool Records are proud to announce the release of ‘Wasted Times’ the debut single by Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners.

    “Wasted Times is pure rock n roll, peppered with country touches, while the lyrics have an honesty traditionally found in folk music and It’s just a good time song played by a killer band.” exclaims Ginger Widlheart.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCGHOJbGVo8
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, May 20 2022 @ 21:43 CDT
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    News: Thumos announce new album The Course of Empire set for release on July 4th
    Heavy Metal Thumos proudly announces the new album 'The Course of Empire' set for release on July 4th on Snow Wolf Records.

    The band have partnered with "prog-electronic storyteller" spaceseer for a musical recreation of the Thomas Cole painting series The Course of Empire, which represents the cyclical nature of human civilisation, and have chosen this content and release date as commentary on the current state of the USA.

    The first single 'Arcadian' will be available to stream on Friday May 6th and the album will be available July 4th on all digital platforms as well as CD (6 panel fold out wallet) and cassette (fold out j-card).

    Follow the band at Thumos bandcamp
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, May 08 2022 @ 10:43 CDT
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    News: Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash “Living Proof” (Live Recordings 76-
    Progressive Rock Classic Rock Legends Wishbone Ash “Living Proof” (Live Recordings 1976-1980) 10-LP Box Set Available May 27, 2022 on Madfish


    • 5 shows on double LP with 60-page book, replica tour newspaper and numbered certificate
    • Strictly limited to 1,000 copies as a one-time pressing

    Wishbone Ash achieved considerable success in the 1970s, during which they were among England's most popular hard rock acts, achieving an incredible eight top 40 albums. Often regarded as one of the premiere UK live acts of the ’70s, they toured considerably throughout this period and into the following decades.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, May 04 2022 @ 20:34 CDT
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    News: Cats In Space: NEW VIDEO for Poke The Witch from forthcoming Double Album
    General "We never thought we would be upstaged by dancing dogs and a Witch…!"

    But that’s all part of the wonderful new video for CATS in SPACE brand new single ‘POKE THE WITCH’, the first release from their forthcoming album ‘KICKSTART THE SUN’. Film maker James Heron spent over six weeks bringing to life the band’s most adventurous video yet, and it was worth every second to see the end result.

    The amazing ‘Mel Sparkles’ is the star of the show playing the part of the Witch… we hope you enjoy it!

    WATCH THE VIDOE HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Apr 22 2022 @ 19:05 CDT
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    CLEOPATRA RECORDS Defy Odds, Celebrate A Stunning THREE DECADES of Independence
    General Los Angeles, CA - One of the largest and longest lasting independent record labels in existence, Cleopatra Records, are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. What began in 1992 as a small operation out of the garage of founder Brian Perera has since grown into a family of labels representing one of the most diverse catalogs that encompasses a variety of genres with an emphasis on unique and experimental artists. In a time when most small record labels either die out or get bought by a major, Cleopatra Records has managed to survive and thrive as a privately owned entity deftly navigating the seismic shifts in the industry that have caused so many labels to founder.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Apr 22 2022 @ 18:57 CDT
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    News: Francis Rossi - Tunes & ChatHuge 2023 - spoken word tour
    General On sale right goddamn now!

    Status Quo legend Francis Rossi is taking up his acoustic guitar to bring you a selection of well-known hits and some previously not-performed-live-before tunes. He will be undertaking a massive 101 date tour next year that kicks off on 24 March 2023 in Wimborne and closes on 29 November 2023 in St Helens.

    For full details and ticket sales please visit francisrossi.com
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Apr 15 2022 @ 20:56 CDT
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    News: TESSERACT RELEASE REGROWTH - A DOUBLE A-SIDE SINGLE THROUGH BANDCAMP
    Progressive Metal ALL PROCEEDS TO SUPPORT DEC (DISASTERS EMERGENCY COMMITTEE) AND THEIR WORK INCLUDING WITH THE CURRENT UKRAINE EMERGENCY

    'Once the doom is dead and gone there will be a regrowth. Hollow. But, reborn.'

    TesseracT are very happy to announce, ‘Regrowth’, a special double A-Side to raise money for DEC to help the Ukrainian people and others caught up in disasters and humanitarian crises around the world.

    The 2 new tracks featured on the digital single are entitled “Hollow” & “Rebirth” and are available exclusively through BANDCAMP
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Apr 12 2022 @ 21:32 CDT
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    News: The Tangent announce new album Songs from The Hard Shoulder
    Progressive Rock Hear the first single “The Changes” HERE

    The Tangent, the progressive/jazz-rock collective led by Andy Tillison, are pleased to announce the release of their 12th studio album ‘Songs From the Hard Shoulder’ on the 10th June 2022. This album sees The Tangent focusing almost entirely on their long format songs or "epics" with only one song being less than 16 minutes long.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Apr 12 2022 @ 21:24 CDT
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    News: GANDALF'S FIST’S OWN LABEL SIGN AGILE THUMB DEBUT EP RELEASED 17th APRIL
    Progressive Rock Nightkeeper Productions - the Label set up and ran by UK Progressive Rock Band, Gandalf’s Fist - have signed up their first external act to their roster and are set to release new music from Agile Thumb over Easter.

    Agile Thumb, a perplexing four-piece progressive rock outfit based a stone’s throw from Bletchley Park, Milton Keynes, have been signed up by Medieval Space Rock Wizards, Gandalf’s Fist to their own label for the release of their debut EP, EDOCESROM.

    The EP is currently available for Pre-Order Digitally via Agile Thumb’s Official Bandcamp Page and is set to be released as early as the 17th April.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Apr 12 2022 @ 21:15 CDT
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    News: LOUDER THAN WORDS FROM JOE MATERA. FEAT. JÁNOS R. KRUSENBAUM
    General Watch the official video HERE

    ‘Louder Than Words’, one of the most evocative songs in Joe Matera’s impressive and ever-expanding canon, began life as the title track of his 2015 album. Deeply reflective, openly emotional and, as ever with Matera’s songs, laden with smart hooks and links. It was no surprise to see the song adopted as the theme tune to the Manchester music literature festival which shares its name with the song’s title.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Apr 12 2022 @ 21:04 CDT
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    News: Wicked Smile announce new single Daze Of Delirium
    General Wicked Smile - Daze Of Delirium - out now via Cargo Records U.K. & Bickee Music Japan.

    Australian heavy rockers Wicked Smile released one of last year's Albums Of The Year and have started 2022 with all guns blazing. Wicked Smile are all about bringing back fist pumping heavy rock to the forefront with a collection of ten ‘killer songs’, produced by Paul Laine (The Defiants) and mastered by Bruno Ravel (The Defiants/Danger Danger). Guitarist Stevie Janevski goes on to say, “last year was all about giving the world a ‘taste’ of what we’re about. We’re a five-piece kick ass heavy rock band and I think we made our presence known with the release of our debut album Wait For The Night".
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Apr 12 2022 @ 20:43 CDT
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    Concerts: Steve Hackett: Genesis Revisited/Seconds Out & More (The Egg, Albany, NY
    Progressive Rock Steve Hackett has been carrying the old Genesis torch for years with his Genesis Revisited tours. This past Sunday April 10, 2022, Steve and his band came to Albany’s Hart Theater at The Egg and thrilled the sold out crowd playing the classic live album “Seconds Out”.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Apr 12 2022 @ 14:05 CDT
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    Concerts: Stick Men: The Linda,WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Albany NY 4/8/2022
    Progressive Rock To quote Julius Caesar (sort of), “they came, they saw, they conquered”. Stick Men steamrolled a sold out audience this past Friday night at the Linda in Albany NY. Brutal, Beautiful, Intense, and Inspired are the words that best describe the bands performance. The trio of musicians (Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Markus Reuter) create a wall of sound, it is amazing that a trio can produce such a full and rich musical experience, but we are talking about true pros at work.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Apr 10 2022 @ 00:18 CDT
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    News: Ginger Wildheart - The Pessimist’s Companion on 22nd April
    General Ginger Wildheart announces the official release of his new album on Stevie Van Zandt’s Wicked Cool Records & UK tour.

    On April 22nd Ginger Wildheart proudly releases The Pessimist’s Companion on Wicked Cool Records. The Pessimist’s Companion, featuring the single Stalemate (https://orcd.co/gingerwildheartstalemate) , will be available both digitally and on CD.

    "Fresh from a break up, a lonely alcoholic living in a caravan poured his feelings into a collection of songs, as dark as they are confessional. The landscape is more eclectic than its predecessor, Ghost In The Tanglewood, but cut from the same tree. The Pessimist's Companion never got a proper commercial release, due to one thing or another, and was hastily mixed and compiled to meet its pre-order deadline. Rough, urgent and entirely in keeping with the subject matter.

    The album presented here, still wrapped in stunning artwork by Chris Mars, features a brand new mix, a different running order and five extra songs recorded for the session but not finished in time.

    This is a deeply personal release for me. I hope you find something here to warm the colder nights alone.” - Ginger Wildheart.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Apr 09 2022 @ 22:20 CDT
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    News: RIVERSIDE: North American tour kicks off this month!
    Progressive Rock Continuing the celebration of their 20th band-anniversary, Polish rock masters RIVERSIDE will soon embark on their North American tour. The trek is set to kick off on April 16th in Atlanta, GA and concludes following the band's appearance on Cruise to the Edge in May.

    The complete list of upcoming RIVERSIDE dates announced so far reads as follows:
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Apr 07 2022 @ 21:55 CDT
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    Concerts: RAEL: The Music of Genesis, 4/2/2022
    Progressive Rock Venue: The Linda-WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, Albany NY

    It was rather ironic that Genesis performed what has been said to be their final concert on 3/26/2022, and just a few days later I am seeing RAEL perform the music of Genesis. RAEL is a NY/NJ based tribute band that focuses on the early years of the Genesis catalogue.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Apr 04 2022 @ 12:34 CDT
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    News: Lillian Axe: 3CD set Psalms For Eternity, plus new album announced
    General Lillian Axe - 3CD set selected by Steve Blaze ‘Psalms For Eternity’ offers tracks from throughout career, plus unreleased.

    ‘Psalms For Eternity’ by Lillian Axe is released as a 3CD Digipack on 6 May 2022 by Global Rock Records [GRRBOX002]. ‘Psalms To Eternity’ brings together, for the first time, tracks from all previous Lillian Axe releases in one comprehensive anthology. All tracks that feature here were selected by Steve Blaze himself, who added in several bonus unreleased tracks, making this an essential part of the Lillian Axe discography. The album has been put together with a loosely thematic approach, CD1 is ‘Earth’, CD2 is Sky’ and CD3 is ‘Sea’. A brand new Lillian Axe album ‘From Womb To Tomb’ will be released in late Summer 2022!

    Lillian Axe is an American hard rock band from New Orleans, Louisiana, who found success with the major label albums, ‘Lillian Axe’, ‘Love + War’, ‘Poetic Justice’ and ‘Psychoschizophrenia’. Originally formed in 1983, the group is still active, both guitarist Steve Blaze and bassist Michael Max Darby remain from the original line-up.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Apr 02 2022 @ 10:35 CDT
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    News: Nektar’s ‘Vinyl Sides Live’ Tour to kick off March 22
    Progressive Rock For more than 50 years, Nektar has taken legions of fans on audio-visual journeys to far reaches of the universe and the depths of the ocean with their immersive blend of sight and sound. These prog-rock pioneers have been champing at the bit to get back on the road and are excited to announce they will tour America’s Northeast and Midwest this spring (see the complete list at the end of this release).

    The “Vinyl Sides Live” Tour marks Nektar’s eagerly awaited return to the road, spotlighting some of the best-loved “album sides” from their evergreen catalog, as well as 2020’s acclaimed release, “The Other Side,” plus new material.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Mar 29 2022 @ 13:06 CDT
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    News: New Jethro Tull Two-Volume Book Spin Me Back Down The Years!
    Progressive Rock New Jethro Tull Two-Volume Book ‘Spin Me Back Down The Years! A Comprehensive Guide to the History and Pre-History of One of the Greatest Rock Bands of the 1960’s, 70’s and Beyond!’ Now Available For Pre-order

    Much to the excitement of Jethro Tull fans worldwide, a new two-volume book ‘Spin Me Back Down The Years! A Comprehensive Guide to the History and Pre-History of One of the Greatest Rock Bands of the 1960’s, 70’s and Beyond!’ written by Pat Kent is now available for pre-order!

    “As a lifelong Jethro Tull fan I was approached to consider writing a book about the band at a press conference for the dance group Pan’s People in 2014. The publisher at the time was looking for a book of around 200 pages. It didn’t take long to realise that would not be sufficient to tell the story of a band that was soon to span 50 productive years playing around the world and selling well in excess of 60 million records. The book has been a labour of love for the three of us, myself, Charlie Kenney and Erin Ward, dedicated to a band that has provided the soundtrack to our lives.” - Pat Kent, author
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Mar 16 2022 @ 21:39 CDT
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    Monday, March 14

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    Saturday, March 05

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    · News about The Raging Project upcoming album (0)
    · JINJER Start Donation Campaign for UKRAINE NP (0)
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    · The Pineapple Thief announce details of Give It Back (0)


    Saturday, February 19

    · Cats In Space: New single Poke The Witch and forthcoming Double Album (0)


    Tuesday, February 01

    · Dream Theater wins our Readers Poll for Best Album of 2021! (0)


    Wednesday, January 12

    · Envy Of None, the new band from Alex Lifeson (Rush) (0)


    Tuesday, November 09

    · Review: Hawkwind 'Somnia' (0)
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    · Molten Dials Up Some Hot Heavy Metal Sounds (0)


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    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Il Balletto Di Bronzo (0)
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    Wednesday, December 09

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Triumvirat (0)
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    · A Weekend Chat with Annie Haslam of Renaissance! (0)
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