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    News: Legendary Rock Violinist Robby Steinhardt Passes Away July 17, 2021 in Tampa, Fl
    Progressive Rock Legendary Rock Violinist Robby Steinhardt Passes Away July 17, 2021 in Tampa, Florida.

    The Steinhardt Family announces the passing of legendary musician Robby Steinhardt.

    Robert Eugene Steinhardt, was well recognized as a founding member and original violinist and vocalist for the rock band Kansas.

    His violin and vocals on, “Dust in The Wind”, “Point Of No Return” and “Carry On My Wayward Son”, have etched Robby a solid place in rock history.

    Robby had been recording his new album with producer Michael Franklin, who put together an all-star cast of famous musicians in support of Robby’s comeback.

    Steinhardt was very proud of this project, slated for release in late 2021. He had begun rehearsals for a national tour when he became ill.

    Robby is survived by his wife Cindy, and daughter Becky. Steinhardt was 71 years old.

    He will be deeply missed by all he knew and his music will last forever. A memorial will be announced in the future.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jul 20 2021 @ 14:26 CDT
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    News: Kris Barras Band Announce 15 Date March 2022 Tour
    General Kris Barras Band Announce 15 Date March 2022 Tour - Their Biggest UK Headline Tour To Date

    Pre-Sale - Weds 21st July 10am - General Sale- Fri 23rd July 10am

    Tickets available HERE

    Full 2022 UK Headline Tour Dates
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jul 20 2021 @ 14:23 CDT
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    News: InsideOutMusic/Sony Music announce the signing of Jethro Tull
    Progressive Rock InsideOutMusic/Sony Music are extremely pleased to announce the signing of progressive rock legends Jethro Tull to the label. The band has already completed a new album titled ‘The Zealot Gene’, which can be expected in early 2022.

    Ian Anderson had this to say about the new signing - “After 54 years in the world of music recording, it is with great pleasure that I now sign Jethro Tull to a record company which reminds me, in many ways, of the old Chrysalis label - both as an independent and in its later years in partnership with EMI. Here are real music guys with a passion for the best and most creative in rock music. We look forward to a long and fruitful relationship and more releases to come.”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jul 13 2021 @ 20:00 CDT
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    News: ENUFF Z’NUFF Release Vintage ‘80s Demos In New Box Set NEVER ENUFF!
    General Los Angeles, CA - From the vault of bassist Chip Z'nuff and vocalist Donnie Vie comes this long buried treasure of early '80s demos that chronicle the very birth of melodic glam rockers Enuff Z'nuff. Never Enuff - Rarities & Demos, officially scheduled for release on August 27, features high-quality studio recordings consisting entirely of unreleased, original material written by Z'nuff and Vie as they honed their songcraft in the years leading up to their 1989 Atlantic Records self-titled debut album, which featured the massive hit singles “New Thing” and “Fly High Michelle.” All of the band’s elements were present in these early days - the Beatles-esque melodies, the dynamic harmonies, and the feel-good, hippy-vibe energy - all of which have served to make Enuff Z’nuff one of the longest lasting acts to emerge from the glam metal explosion. Just give a listen to the melodic rocker “Bye Bye Love” that the band shares today on digital platforms. No, it’s not a cover of The Everly Brothers well-known song but its melody is just as effervescent and unforgettable, and but a taste of things to come!

    Stream/download “Bye Bye Love”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Jul 08 2021 @ 20:00 CDT
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    News: YES Release new studio album THE QUEST on 1st October
    Progressive Rock YES, who are Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison and Billy Sherwood, release their new studio album The Quest on InsideOutMusic/Sony Music on 1st October 2021. "It is simply an honour for me to have the opportunity to bring together the band members in the development of a well-refined set of songs that capture the band’s true potential,” said Steve Howe, who produced the album. He added "Much of the music was written in late 2019 with the rest in 2020. We commissioned several orchestrations to augment and enhance the overall sound of these fresh new recordings, hoping that our emphasis on melody, coupled with some expansive instrumental solo breaks, keeps up the momentum for our listeners.” Additional percussion was provided by guest Jay Schellen who supplements YES’ live performances.

    Label Manager Thomas Waber said “I am delighted to welcome YES to the label and am looking forward to seeing the reaction of the band's fans to the new album. Being a long-time fan myself, I am really excited by the new material. Steve Howe managed to capture many of the important elements that we all love about YES!”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Jul 07 2021 @ 23:22 CDT
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    News: LEPROUS - Launch first single/video Running Low from upcoming Aphelion album
    Progressive Metal Today, Norwegian Rock outfit LEPROUS are pleased to debut the first single “Running Low” off their upcoming studio album “Aphelion”, out August 27th, 2021 worldwide via InsideOutMusic.

    Check out the album’s opening track “Running Low” in a video clip directed by Troll Toftenes HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jun 29 2021 @ 13:52 CDT
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    News: HAKEN front man ROSS JENNINGS releases debut solo single
    Progressive Rock HAKEN front man ROSS JENNINGS releases debut solo single ‘Words We Can’t Unsay’

    Announces Global Livestream event ‘Acoustic Shadows’

    HAKEN’s vocalist ROSS JENNINGS has released the lyric video for his debut single as a solo artist "Words We Can’t Unsay" via Graphite Records. The song is the first single from his debut solo album ‘A Shadow of my Future Self’ which is set to be released later this year, and sees him take a step into pop territory for the first time.

    "Words We Can’t Unsay" features Ross Jennings on vocals and guitar, with Nathan Navarro (Devin Townsend) on Bass, Vikram Shankar (Redemption, Lux Terminus, Silent Skies) on Keyboards & Simen Sandnes (Arkentype) on drums plus special guests Norwegian brass sensations ‘Blasemafian’ also make an appearance. The song is mixed by Karim Sinno & mastered by Ermin Hamidovic (Haken, Plini) with artwork designed by longtime Haken collaborator BLACKLAKE.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jun 29 2021 @ 13:44 CDT
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    News: New Release from Spirits Burning
    Progressive Rock Karen Anderson writes:

    For Immediate Release
    Spirits Burning Featuring Family Members of King Crimson, Steeleye Span, Tangerine Dream, Van Der Graaf Generator, & Curved Air Release New Instrumental Album

    California: " “Evolution Ritual” is the 16th studio album from the Spirits Burning collective. It includes 17 new songs, and is the band’s first acoustic-based instrumental album. The album features an impressive group of violinists and other instrumentalists: violinists David Cross (King Crimson), Steeleye Span family members Peter Knight and Jessie May Smart, Hoshiko Yamane (Tangerine Dream), Graham Smith (Van Der Graaf), Darryl Way (Curved Air), and Jonathan Segel (Camper Van Beethoven); wind/reed players David Jackson (Van Der Graaf), Theo Travis (Soft Machine), Bridget Wishart (Hawkwind), Robert Rich, and Dave Newhouse (The Muffins), as well as famed novelist Michael Moorcock on harmonica. The album also includes performances by bassists Alan Davey (Hawkwind) and Steve York (Dr. John), drummer Albert Bouchard (Blue Öyster Cult), percussionist Monty Oxymoron (The Damned), pianist Cyrille Verdeaux (Clearlight), guitarist Harry Williamson, cellist Ursula Pank (Third Ear Band), and others musicians.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Jun 23 2021 @ 02:00 CDT
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    News: Echo Us To Release 6th Album
    Progressive Rock Echo Us To Release 6 writes:

    The Windsong Spires brings Echo Us’ musical journey back to earth’s atmosphere: weaving ethereal, classical voice with its trademark ambient sound waves.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Jun 23 2021 @ 01:58 CDT
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    News: Uriah Heep BMG to issue Every Day Rocks on 12” vinyl picture discs
    General Uriah Heep BMG to issue ‘Every Day Rocks’ featuring the first seven albums on 12” vinyl picture discs. Released by BMG 24th September 2021 Buy it here

    On 24th September 2021 BMG proudly release Uriah Heep’s Every Day Rocks box set.

    British hard rock legends Uriah Heep are one of the “big four” rock bands, along with Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath, and certainly one of the most intriguing bands both musically and lyrically, to emerge from heavy rock.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jun 22 2021 @ 22:10 CDT
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    News: Steve Hackett to Release Surrender of Silence Out September 10th
    Progressive Rock Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett, releases his new studio rock album Surrender of Silence on 10th September 2021, via Inside Out Music. The album features 11 new songs as Steve Hackett has been working hard through Lockdown and, the first time, has completed two studio albums for release within the same year!
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Jun 14 2021 @ 13:57 CDT
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    News: OUT NOW ASIA THE REUNION 5CD BOX SET
    Progressive Rock The Reunion Albums: 2007 - 2012

    11th June 2021: OUT NOW - ASIA, the multi-platinum selling English supergroup, formed in London in 1981, celebrate their 40th anniversary with a 5CD boxset The Reunion Albums: 2007 - 2012 through BMG.

    Watch the unboxing here

    Buy It Here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jun 11 2021 @ 18:00 CDT
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    Interviews: A Chat with Bev Bevan (ELO/The Move/Black Sabbath) & Joy Strachan
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo for a wonderful discussion with legendary drummer Bev Bevan and vocalist Joy Strachan-Brain about the upcoming Quill album Riding Rainbows, future live dates, as well as a look back to Bev's time in The Move, Electric Light Orchestra, Black Sabbath, and ELO II.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jun 10 2021 @ 10:58 CDT
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    News: Shaman's Harvest Reveal First New Song in 4 Years
    General Shaman’s Harvest return with their first new song on four years, "Bird Dog," ahead of the band’s upcoming new studio album on Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. You can watch the video HERE

    Shaman’s Harvest has released six albums prior, with a combined 190 million plus streams of the band’s last two Mascot Records albums alone - Red Hands, Black Deeds (2017) and Smokin’ Hearts & Broken Guns (2014). To date, Shaman’s Harvest has sold over 100,000 albums and 415,000 singles. They have toured with a who’s who in Rock, amongst whom are Godsmack, Nickelback, AC/DC, Cheap Trick, Alice In Chains and Seether alongside others. This new track sets the tone for what’s to come. A new album that unequivocally captures a band looking forward, not repeating their creative past.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, May 30 2021 @ 10:40 CDT
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    News: FROST* announce reissues of Milliontown and Experiments In Mass Appeal
    Progressive Rock FROST* announce reissues of Milliontown and Experiments In Mass Appeal including first ever vinyl releases

    Frost* are pleased to announce reissues of their first and second albums, Milliontown & Experiments in Mass Appeal, including their first ever appearance on vinyl. Available from the 9th July 2021, as both Limited CD Digipaks and Gatefold 180g 2LP+CD, they are both now available to pre-order here:

    Milliontown

    Experiments...
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, May 30 2021 @ 10:35 CDT
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    News: CATS in SPACE REVEAL BRAND NEW COMPILATION ALBUM
    Progressive Rock “DIAMONDS - " THE BEST OF CATS in SPACE”

    “REMIXED, REVAMPED…REMARKABLE” is the best way to describe this brand new compilation album from UK classic rockers CATS in SPACE. To be released this autumn, the 11 track clear vinyl LP and 14 track CD features the cream of the Cats’ catalogue but each song has been remixed and also re-vocaled by lead singer Damien Edwards. Amongst the grooves is an exclusive ‘live’ recording of the band’s epic anthem ‘Greatest Story Never Told’, which was the centrepiece of the band’s live stream concert recorded last year at KK’s Steel Mill in Wolverhampton. The CD contains a further three bonus tracks all taken from last year's smash hit album ‘Atlantis’. Ahead of the album release and in time for the band’s summer festivals and September tour, will be the single release of ‘Mr. Heartache’. The song that started the whole story in 2015, has been remixed and revamped with Damien’s vocals adding a brand new spin to this much loved classic track.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, May 30 2021 @ 10:27 CDT
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    News: FRAGMENTS, THE NEW ALBUM FROM TRIFECTA WILL BE RELEASED BY KSCOPE ON 20TH AUGUST
    Progressive Rock FIRST TRACK & VIDEO PREMIERED “PAVLOV’S DOG KILLED SCHRODINGER’S CAT” Trifecta, a new addition to the Kscope roster, features 3 of the contemporary music scene’s most lauded and revered musicians �" bassist and songwriter Nick Beggs, keyboardist extraordinaire Adam Holzman and completing the line-up, Craig Blundell �" one of the world’s most celebrated drummers.

    Having performed together as part of Steven Wilson’s band, the three would jam together after soundchecks, forming what they referred to as “jazz club” and from these sessions the fledgling ideas for Fragments were born, Nick Beggs comments “after the last tour with Steven finished, we had a handful of tracks ready to work on and as we moved through our various separate projects we agreed to work on Trifecta.”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, May 15 2021 @ 23:05 CDT
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    News: DEVIN TOWNSEND - announces Devolution Series #2 - Galactic Quarantine
    Progressive Rock Launches pre-order and ‘Aftermath’ video

    As Devin announced earlier this year, he has been using the Covid downtime to work on new material for upcoming albums, and for a current lack of touring possibilities and encounters with fans on the road he decided to do a series of live albums, quarantine albums, and generally interesting projects that keep people entertained while he’s busy on his next larger releases. The series is called the “Devolution Series”.

    Devin comments

    “So we bring to you the ‘Devolution Series’: a grouping of oddities and interesting material that I would like people to hear, but don’t necessarily want to present as a ‘major release’. The series will include all the quarantine songs and concerts, as well as various live shows from the past few years.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, May 15 2021 @ 22:54 CDT
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    News: KK’S PRIEST ANNOUNCES SERMONS OF THE SINNER
    Heavy Metal KK’S PRIEST ANNOUNCES “SERMONS OF THE SINNER” ALBUM OUT AUGUST 20, 2021 VIA EX1 RECORDS - NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER HERE

    “HELLFIRE THUNDERBOLT” SINGLE AND VIDEO AVAILABLE TO WATCH HERE

    KK’s PRIEST, the band comprised of renowned former Judas Priest guitarist, KK Downing and former vocalist Tim “Ripper” Owens, is pleased to announce the release of SERMONS OF THE SINNERvia Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records on August 20. Today fans are able to pre-order the debut album in various configurations including an exclusive limited edition autographed Metal Vinyl (Silver Disc) with bonus CD Album, via the band’s online store here: https://found.ee/KKsPriest. The album can be pre-saved via all global digital streaming partners as well.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, May 12 2021 @ 21:47 CDT
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    Interviews: Molten Dials Up Some Hot Heavy Metal Sounds
    Heavy Metal Sea of Tranquility Staff writer Carl Sederholm recently caught up with Herman Bandala of Molten. The band’s debut album Dystopian Syndrome was released in January 2021.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Mar 27 2021 @ 20:25 CDT
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    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Triumvirat (0)
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    Friday, April 17

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    · New Song 'Bloom' from Solo Artist ITAYIL (0)


    Wednesday, April 01

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Dream Theater (0)
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