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    News: New Black 7 Video
    Heavy Metal Lars Totzke writes:

    Black 7, the new instrumental metal project from Germany has released its first song. "Lead the way" can now be heard on youtube as well as on Soundcloud and Bandcamp. The song is a foretaste of the album "Look Inside", which will be released on October 8th. The album is available both digitally and on CD.

    Here is the youtube Link:
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    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Sep 19 2021 @ 01:35 CDT

    News: Echo Us News
    Progressive Rock Absolute Probability writes:

    Echo Us’ most recent release The Windsong Spires has captured ears and minds across the progressive rock and ambient music worlds this summer. Now Ethan Matthew’s long-standing solo project has released its latest music video, “If You Can Imagine”. If You Can Imagine is Echo Us’ 8th music video since 2012’s The Mirror In The Window, and reverberations from that initial conceptual animated work are reflected in this new video single.

    Unlike many previous Echo Us videos, animated elements are minimal. If You Can Imagine was created predominantly from short macro photography and macro video clips.

    The Windsong Spires, Echo Us’ sixth full-length album is available on CD and all digital services and has been featured in diverse publications �" from RockHard Italy, to Orkus! Magazine (Germany), to Echoes Radio (NPR) in the United States.

    If You Can Imagine is now available for viewing on Echo Us’ Youtube channel.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Sep 19 2021 @ 01:34 CDT

    News: Blaze Bayley inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame

    British metal singer Blaze Bayley has been inducted into the Metal Hall of Fame, where he now sits alongside the likes of Judas Priest and the late great Ronnie James Dio who was Blaze's earliest influence prompting his ambition to be a heavy metal singer.

    Amongst his fellow inductees in the recent 'virtual' ceremony were Paul Di'Anno and Derek Riggs (like Blaze, both members of the Iron Maiden family) plus members of KISS, Triumph, Stryper and also Marty Friedman.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Sep 16 2021 @ 21:35 CDT

    News: SPOCK´S BEARD - announce UK tour dates
    Progressive Rock Legendary US progressive rockers Spock’s Beard are beyond excited to be announcing UK tour dates for March 2022.

    Alan Morse comments: “We're just so excited to get back on the road again, we can't wait to see all our friends we've missed so much during this crazy time. We are ready to rock! We're planning to play some of the Spock's "classics" we know y'all love to hear, plus some surprises you haven't heard in a long time - or maybe ever! Come up and say hello! Hope everyone is rested up and ready for a major supernova of prog rock madness, cos we're bringing it, baby!”

    Here’s the complete list of dates:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Sep 16 2021 @ 21:16 CDT

    News: FROST* announce Day And Age UK tour dates
    Progressive Rock Frost* recently returned with ‘Day And Age’, the band’s fourth record and first new studio album in five years. It features Jem Godfrey joined by John Mitchell & Nathan King, as well as 3 guest drummers: Kaz Rodriguez (Chaka Khan, Josh Groban), Darby Todd (The Darkness, Martin Barre) & Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Mister Mister). The album also features actor Jason Isaacs.

    The band are now pleased to reveal the first tour dates in support of the new record, and they will be heading out in their biggest ever UK headlining tour in April 2022. Jem Godfrey comments: “It’s been 5 years since we last played live so as you can imagine we have a lot of pent up energy stored up. We can’t wait to get back out there, see our friends and give these new songs a right kicking through a proper PA”.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 14 2021 @ 12:27 CDT

    News: Kris Barras Band Announce Brand New Song, Dead Horses
    General Kris Barras Band Announce Brand New Song, Dead Horses + Black Stone Cherry UK September Support Tour + Biggest Headline Tour To Date For March 2022

    The Kris Barras Band have taken their gloves off and are steamrolling into the end of the year with their anthemic brand new song, Dead Horses. The songs' foundation-shaking roar is them at their towering best. They will also be joining Kentucky heavyweights Black Stone Cherry on their upcoming 16 date September tour, followed by their biggest headline tour to date in March 2022.

    "Dead Horses" throws down the gauntlet, shows the band heavier than ever, and upped their stadium-filling sound to eleven. The song is taken from their forthcoming new studio album, produced by Dan Weller (Enter Shikari, Bury Tomorrow, Monster Truck), which will be released in 2022 by Mascot Records (Black Stone Cherry, Fozzy, Crobot).

    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Sep 07 2021 @ 19:53 CDT

    News: Danny & Luke from Thunder: ‘The First 50 Years’ Tour, and Book
    General Danny Bowes and Luke Morley from British Rock giants Thunder will be heading out on tour throughout November of this year with their Spoken Word and Acoustic Music tour ‘The First 50 Years’. The show features an evening of funny and personal tales based around their brilliant new book, ‘Danny Bowes & Luke Morley - The First 50 Years’, which is published in October by A Way With Media [pre sales are open now]. The shows also offer a scattering of acoustic versions of some of the fans’ favourites from throughout their remarkable career.

    At these intimate, unguarded and very funny shows, the Thunder stalwarts will tell the remarkable story of one of rock music's most enduring friendships. Danny & Luke became friends in September 1971, when they met at secondary school. Through the ups and downs of life on the road, their friendship has never wavered; though this tour may test it!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 03 2021 @ 18:58 CDT

    News: The Store for Music: Announces further expansion with metal imprint Global Rock
    Heavy Metal The Store for Music: Announces further expansion with purchase of metal imprint Global Rock Records

    The Store for Music is delighted to announce further expansion to their label genre’s with the addition of a metal rock imprint named Global Rock Records.

    Under the overall umbrella of The Store along with the earlier acquisitions of ANGEL AIR RECORDS and CEE DEE MAIL (Publishing) the new label is proud to announce the launch with 85 heavy metal masters assigned for global release both digitally and physically.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 03 2021 @ 18:54 CDT


    A specially recorded audience show for a future Global Concert Broadcast

    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 26 2021 @ 21:28 CDT

    News: Earthside - All We Knew & Ever Loved video
    Progressive Rock Cinematic Rock outfit Earthside unleash earth shattering animation video for new single ‘All We Knew and Ever Loved’. Out now via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group

    Download/Stream HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Aug 21 2021 @ 22:46 CDT

    News: Magenta’s Rob Reed and Camel’s Peter Jones resurrect the band CYAN
    Progressive Rock Magenta’s Rob Reed and Camel’s Peter Jones come together to resurrect the band CYAN with reimagined and reworked material from the band’s debut album.

    CYAN features Luke Machin, Pete Jones, Dan Nelson - New album ‘For King and Country’ due out on Sept 24th

    The album is available for pre-order here

    Watch the video for the 15-minute opening track and first single “The Sorceror” here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 19 2021 @ 23:26 CDT

    News: Caravan Announce It's None Of Your Business, Studio Album, 8th October
    Progressive Rock Prog legends Caravan announce the release of their new album It’s None Of Your Business to be released on CD format on 8th October 2021 and as a vinyl LP, on 8th November, on Madfish Music.

    It’s None Of Your Business is Caravan’s first album since Paradise Filter (2013) and features nine new songs plus one instrumental track influenced, to a degree, by the events and restrictions placed on society over the past 18 months.

    Caravan are Pye Hastings (guitar, vocals). Geoffrey Richardson (viola, mandolin, guitar), Jan Schelhaas (keyboards) and Mark Walker (drums). Lee Pomeroy (ELO, Rick Wakeman and Take That) has guested as bass player, following the departure of Jim Leverton, while Jimmy Hastings has also guested on flute.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Aug 19 2021 @ 23:13 CDT

    Progressive Rock Fast-rising prog rockers Epic Tantrum is pleased to announce the first annual Epic Fest, a two day celebration of music and art , taking place on September 10 and 11, 2021 at Sharkey’s Event Center in Syracuse, New York. Visit for more details, and visit to purchase tickets.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Aug 19 2021 @ 14:20 CDT

    General The Outfit, a new blues-based hard rock band featuring legendary rock bassist Chris Glen (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Michael Schenker Group, Ian Gillan, GLEN/MCAULEY/TAYLOR, Tear Gas) have released their debut single and video 'You Move My Heart' WATCH IT HERE

    The Outfit's introduction to the rock world is a quintessential example of a feel-good, powerful and melodic rock tune�'dealing in a light-hearted way about love, lust and relationships.

    Accompanying Chris Glen, The Outfit's powerhouse line-up is completed by vocalist Chris Aylward (Chris Glen), guitarist Peter Higgins (Chris Slade's Timeline, Chris Glen, Glen White McManus) and drummer John Clelland (Chris Glen, Eden's Curse, Thundercloud, Code Of Silence). Glorious Hammond and Wurlitzer vibes are expertly provided on the song by keyboardist Stuart Clyde (Stillmarillion, Glasgow).
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 17 2021 @ 22:02 CDT

    News: The Pineapple Thief announce the release on Nothing But The Truth

    The Pineapple Thief, one of the leading lights of Europe’s experimental rock domain, led by post-progressive mastermind Bruce Soord and reinforced by Gavin Harrison (King Crimson) on drums, have announced the multi format release of Nothing But The Truth on Kscope on 22nd October.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Aug 14 2021 @ 23:13 CDT

    News: Fugitive NOT GUILTY Single / EP+ Release
    General The new single ‘Not Guilty’ will be released on Friday 3rd September through all major download stores and streaming sites but unusually will also feature on a very limited edition signed, numbered CD of 200. The CD will take the form of an EP+ (plus). NOT GUILTY CDEP+ ORDER LINK

    As a download it will released as a single track, but for those who prefer the CD it will be joined by some additional songs previously unavailable on CD. Two recent ingles, ‘Raised on Rock’ & ‘Back in Business’ are included PLUS three previous single edit tracks that differ from the versions available on ‘The Awakening’ album - namely ‘Slave To Love’, ‘Light It Up’ and ‘All Fired Up’. If that’s not enough we’ve also added 6 more tracks, three from each of the back catalogue albums ‘Black Planet’ and ‘In Transit’ from Michael and Ranko’s previous ‘Fugitive’ incarnations. Amazingly 2021 is the pair’s 30 thanniversary year as a song writing duo so the EP celebrates their longevity. The tag EP+ (plus) is now explained! It’s a single backed up by 11 amazing tracks to give existing fans something very special for their collection for the £5 price tag but gives new listeners the chance to get to know the breadth of music we have on offer. It’s no album - that will come later - but it is more than an EP.... And at £5.00 �" great value?
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Aug 14 2021 @ 22:58 CDT

    News: Bill Bruford Announces Availability of Whole Back Catalogue on Digital Platforms
    Progressive Rock Legendary drummer Bill Bruford recorded numerous solo albums outside his commitments to YES and King Crimson that hold a treasured place in many fans’ rock and jazz collections.

    Bill’s first band was the eponymously-named Bruford (1977-80) following which he recorded two studio albums with Patrick Moraz. In 1986 he formed Earthworks as a deliberate return to his roots in jazz, encouraging the use of rock technology with jazz sensibility - the hallmark of Earthworks’ stylish approach. There have been further collaborations with Tony Levin, David Torn, Ralph Towner, Eddie Gomez, Michiel Borstlap, Colin Riley and various percussion ensembles along the way.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Aug 11 2021 @ 19:26 CDT

    News: LEPROUS Launch new single/video The Silent Revelation from upcoming album Apheli
    Progressive Metal Norwegian Rock outfit LEPROUS are today introducing a new single entitled “The Silent Revelation” off their upcoming studio album “Aphelion”, out August 27th, 2021 worldwide via InsideOutMusic.

    Check out “The Silent Revelation” in a video clip directed by Tobias Hole Aasgaarden / South Coast Creative here:

    Feel free to also check out the previously released tracks “Running Low” here: and “Castaway Angels” here:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 10 2021 @ 22:38 CDT

    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

    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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