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    News: Kevin Godley, 10cc/Godley & Creme legend to release first ever solo album
    General In July 2017 Kevin Godley - formerly of 10cc and Godley & Creme - posted an invitation on the site PledgeMusic: “Write and record with me.”

    PledgeMusic was a platform for musicians to connect directly with fans who could pay for music in advance to support the creation of albums. Kevin’s project took the potential of this remote, socially distanced collaboration further.

    He explained: “Recently something happened that eclipsed any songwriting techniques I’d learned in 10cc or Godley & Creme. Out of the blue, I was sent 2 recorded instrumental tracks with requests to write melodies and lyrics and turn them into songs. Both tracks came from people I’d never met and still haven’t. Experiencing this kind of remote collaboration and its results has been transformative for me, as I believe I’ve recorded 2 of my best ever songs and MUSCLE MEMORY, as I’m calling the album, will be about opening this collaborative door a lot wider.”

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    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Nov 27 2020 @ 20:21 CST
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    News: SAGA: New Album, Symmetry, 12 March 2021 on earMUSIC
    Progressive Rock Canadian prog-rock-band Saga announce the release of their new studio album “Symmetry” on March 12th, 2021, on earMUSIC. After going on tour in spring 2020, SAGA went straight into their home studios - the result: An album full of acoustic originals. “Symmetry” offers a unique listening experience by bundling complex and delicate arrangements with familiar melodies and sounds.

    “Symmetry” gives the listener the possibility to explore and discover SAGA classics like “Wind Him Up”, “Say Goodbye To Hollywood” and “Tired World” once more and in a completely new way.

    SAGA have managed to create more than just new versions of their songs; they have created a sonic world full of little details that invites the listeners to dive deeper into the complex musical phenomenon that is SAGA.

    Ian Crichton about the album:
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    News: Daniel Tompkins releases the video for Ruins
    General DANIEL TOMPKINS RELEASES THE VIDEO & SINGLE FOR “RUINS” THE TITLE TRACK FROM HIS NEW ALBUM OUT ON 11TH DECEMBER ON KSCOPE

    Daniel Tompkins, having recently presented his forthcoming album Ruins with the release of the first single “The Gift” featuring Trivium’s Matthew K. Heafy, has premiered a brand-new mesmerizingly beautiful yet unsettling video for the title track “Ruins”. The track will also be available on all streaming platforms from Friday 20th November.

    (video produced by Kyle Kadow and Steven Cleavland of Found Format Films https://www.foundformat.tv )
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Nov 24 2020 @ 20:40 CST
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    News: PAUL LOGUE & JAMES LABRIE (DREAM THEATER) TEAM UP FOR NEW ALBUM
    General Eden's Curse founder, bassist and principle songwriter Paul Logue will mark his return to the music scene, after an 18 month absence, with a new album written with, none other than, Dream Theater vocalist James LaBrie!

    As announced today by Paul on his Twitter page: "Thrilled to announce that after ‘ten years in the planning’ ⁦@jameslabrie⁩ from the mighty ⁦@dreamtheaternet⁩ & I have finally written an album together. It’s acoustic driven but more bombastic than stripped back. More news to follow as we progress! #LaBrieAndLogue".
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Nov 21 2020 @ 14:06 CST
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    News: Anneke van Giersbergen - The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest
    Progressive Rock Anneke van Giersbergen announces 'The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest' - Brand new solo album: out February 26, 2021

    Lyrically, and musically, the award-winning Dutch artist lays her soul bare with the most evocative record of her career - captivating song-stories told with acoustic guitars, strings, horns, percussion, and Anneke's hypnotic vocal harmonies

    The new album's title, 'The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest', refers to the idea that, when facing personal challenges, we are forced to find answers to life's biggest questions. But, at this point in her near-three-decade-long music career, this solo album - and, crucially, the heartbreak that inspired it - was not something Anneke van Giersbergen ever anticipated writing.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Nov 18 2020 @ 20:07 CST
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    News: Sea of Tranquility Fall Fest 2020!
    General Sea of Tranquility is excited to announce Sea Of Tranquility Fall Fest 2020, its first ever curated virtual concert to benefit The Humane Society's COVID-19 Relief Fund.

    The world premiere will be Saturday, November 21st at 7:00 PM EST.

    Since its inception as a web-zine in 2001, Sea of Tranquility has been championing progressive rock, metal, and fusion music and musicians from all over the world. Today, after 1000s of interviews, reviews and feature articles, Sea Of Tranquility has built a large loyal following.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Nov 11 2020 @ 14:04 CST
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    News: TRANSATLANTIC invite you to enter The Absolute Universe
    Progressive Rock TRANSATLANTIC - the Prog Supergroup of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt & Pete Trewavas - are pleased to announce their fifth studio album ‘The Absolute Universe’, set for release on the 5th February 2021. Representing the band’s first new music since 2014’s ‘Kaleidoscope’, with ‘The Absolute Universe’ the band have done something unique and created two versions of the record: ‘The Absolute Universe: The Breath Of Life (Abridged Version)’ & ‘The Absolute Universe: Forevermore (Extended Version)’.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Nov 09 2020 @ 23:26 CST
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    Interviews: Fires in the Distance Debuts with Echoes From Deep November
    Heavy Metal

    Sea of Tranquility Staff writer Carl Sederholm recently caught up with Craig of Fires in the Distance. The band’s debut album, Echoes from Deep November, was released in September 2020.


    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Nov 08 2020 @ 21:34 CST
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    News: BUDS & SPAWN RELEASE DETAILS ON 2ND STREAMED SHOW
    General BUDS & SPAWN RELEASE DETAILS ON 2ND STREAMED SHOW FEATURING a.P.A.t.T. & NEW GHOST ON THURSDAY 10TH DECEMBER

    Following Buds & Spawn first live stream show on 22nd October featuring VALVE' and Persona, the Sheffield promoters have revealed details for the next event set to take place on 10th December. The 2nd in a series of 4 online shows will feature Liverpool based collective a.P.A.t.T. and Sheffield post-rock/shoegaze outfit New Ghost.

    a.P.A.t.T. have been baffling audiences for almost 20 years now, stretching the constraints of what a musician is expected to be whilst constantly pushing their practice into new uncharted areas. The Liverpool based collective are known for a mixture of musical, filmic and multi-disciplinary works, including live soundtracks to accompany films such as Nosferatu; modern classical pieces such as In C by Terry Riley; and in 2013 they performed the premiere of a piece of music composed from the locations of bird droppings falling on large sheets of paper.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Nov 04 2020 @ 19:04 CST
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    News: Steve Hackett Announces Acoustic Album - Under A Mediterranean Sky
    Progressive Rock 4th November 2020: Iconic guitarist Steve Hackett, releases his new acoustic album Under A Mediterranean Sky on 22nd January 2021 as a Limited CD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP + CD + LP-booklet and Digital Album via InsideOut Music. Under A Mediterranean Sky is Steve Hackett’s first acoustic solo album since Tribute in 2008 and takes inspiration from Steve’s extensive travels around the Mediterranean with his wife Jo.

    Working closely with long-time musical partner Roger King, Hackett has used his time during 2020’s lockdown to take us on an extraordinary musical journey around the Mediterranean, painting vivid images of stunning landscapes and celebrating the diverse cultures of the region. Famed for his rock roots with Genesis, and through his extensive solo catalogue, Hackett demonstrates the exquisite beauty of the nylon guitar at times venturing into the exotic ethnic and often supported by dazzling orchestral arrangements.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Nov 04 2020 @ 18:57 CST
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    News: Lettie Releases Brand New Single Featuring Anthony Phillips!
    General LETTIE - feat Anthony Phillips - the brand new single, Let Let Go b/w Over And Over Again - 4 December 2020 - download / streaming

    Cherry Red are delighted to announce the brand new single from Lettie - Let Let Go and the equally beautiful b-side Over And Over Again. Both songs feature stunning instrumention from Anthony Phillips and are the outcome of the two artists continued collaboration.

    Let Let Go is a very personal song for Lettie, conceived and recorded over lockdown, she says; “Many of us went though some kind of drama during lockdown and mine involved a gambling addiction. This song is a lament to that. The song is about never regretting. The history no matter what is part of who we are today so we should never let go of it."

    The beautiful guitar playing of Anthony Phillips combined with sensitive production and Cuban salsa rhythm by James Collins creates a song that juxtaposes the eternal problem of whether we should let go of the past or hold on to it.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Nov 02 2020 @ 10:48 CST
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    News: MOUNTAIN CALLER RELEASE EPIC NEW VIDEO FOR I REMEMBER EVERYTHING
    Progressive Rock DEBUT ALBUM 'CHRONICLE I: THE TRUTHSEEKER’ RELEASED 6TH NOVEMBER (NEW HEAVY SOUNDS)

    'a stunning example of the band’s complete presentation. While many make the claim to have a balance of sight and sound, Mountain Caller underscore the totality of their talent with the video for “I Remember Everything.’ - KNOTFEST

    Heavy, progressive, instrumental three-piece Mountain Caller, who are ready to engage hyper-drive and launch their debut album into the riff time continuum on 6th November (New Heavy Sounds) have shared the epic new video for ‘I Remember Everything’. Guitarist Claire Simson comments,
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Oct 31 2020 @ 11:10 CDT
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    News: ROB ZOMBIE ANNOUNCES SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM
    Heavy Metal ROB ZOMBIE ANNOUNCES SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM THE LUNAR INJECTION KOOL AID ECLIPSE CONSPIRACY OUT MARCH 12 VIA NUCLEAR BLAST

    PRE-ORDER THE ALBUM HERE

    WATCH THE NEW VIDEO FOR “KING FREAK” HERE

    LIMITED EDITION COLORED VINYL 7” FEATURING “KING FREAK” + B-SIDE “THE SERENITY OF WITCHES” AVAILABLE NOW
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Oct 30 2020 @ 21:40 CDT
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    News: H.E.A.T announce new frontman Kenny Leckremo
    General “The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.”

    Swedish rock band H.E.A.T have today announced that lead singer Erik Grönwall will be leaving the band, and that his replacement will be original H.E.A.T vocalist Kenny Leckremo.

    The news comes after the success of the band’s critically acclaimed sixth studio album ”H.E.A.T II” which featured the singles - ”Dangerous Ground”, ”Rock Your Body”, ”Rise”, ”Come Clean” and ”One By One”.

    The original founding members of H.E.A.T issued the following statement about Erik leaving the group to pursue other interests.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Oct 30 2020 @ 21:32 CDT
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    News: CATS IN SPACE Reveal 'Atlantis' Album Details
    General UK rock band, CATS IN SPACE, have announced the release of their fourth album 'Atlantis' on November 27th via Harmony Factory / Cargo Records UK. The first single 'I Fell Out of Love with Rock n’ Roll' will be released on October 30th.

    CATS IN SPACE return with their fourth studio album this Winter with the sensational ‘ATLANTIS’. Nine months in the making, it is set to cause tidal waves around the globe with a sound still ‘very Cats’ but this time the ‘Rock claws’ are out.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Oct 28 2020 @ 19:31 CDT
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    News: Joe Bonamassa - 'Lookout Man!' Video
    General Joe Bonamassa released the music video for ‘Lookout Man!’ over the weekend. The single is taken from his brand-new album ‘Royal Tea’ out now via Provogue/J&R Adventures.

    The album is inspired by his British guitar heroes Jeff Beck, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton and Cream, was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Oct 27 2020 @ 14:29 CDT
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    News: ROYAL HUNT: NEW STUDIO ALBUM
    General ROYAL HUNT ANNOUNCE THE RELEASE OF THEIR NEW CONCEPT STUDIO ALBUM FEAT. GUEST VOCALISTS

    ROYAL HUNT will release their new studio album - “Dystopia” - on December 9th via King Records (Japan/SE Asia) and on December 18th via NorthPoint Productions (Europe/N & S America). A concept album offering a considerable expansion of the band´s trademark sound and featuring performances by guest vocalists: Mats Leven (Candlemass, TSO, Skyblood), Mark Boals (Y.J. Malmsteen, Ring of Fire), Henrik Brockman (Royal Hunt, Evil Masquerade, N´Tribe), Kenny Lubcke (Narita, Zoser Mez) and Alexandra Andersen (Royal Hunt, JSP).
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Oct 26 2020 @ 20:13 CDT
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    News: Porcupine Tree - The Delerium Years limited edition box set coming Nov 20th
    Progressive Rock Having recently announced that Snapper Music will be representing Porcupine Tree’s Transmission label worldwide, we are excited to release details of the first release under the new deal - Porcupine Tree - The Delerium Years - a deluxe 13 CD box set chronicling the evolution of Porcupine Tree, bringing together all of the band's recordings issued by the Delerium label between 1992-97

    This period in the band’s illustrious career will be documented visually though a 140-page book with rare photographs and other archive material, plus biographical liner notes by Stephen Humphries (adapted from his sleeve notes for the Delerium Years vinyl box sets), and replicas of the full width original artwork for Signify and an October 1995 tour poster.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Oct 26 2020 @ 20:07 CDT
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    News: THE WILDHEARTS - THIRTY YEAR ITCH Double live album
    Heavy Metal THE WILDHEARTS - THIRTY YEAR ITCH - Double live album - Release Date: 4th December 2020

    “Ginger gave me two instructions: “Loud guitars and loud crowd”….I didn’t have a choice in either as that’s what was captured during the recording” - Live album producer Dave Draper.

    At a time when we are craving live shows more than ever, Round Records presents “ The Wildhearts - 30 Year Itch”, recorded live during the band’s The Renaissance Men and Diagnosis tours during 2019.

    The 17-track album showcases the incendiary energy that has made The Wildhearts one of the best loved UK live rock acts of the last thirty years. A perfect moment in time, thirty years from the band first playing live, that shows a band still at the height of their powers, bristling with energy as they deliver classic tracks such as “Caffeine Bomb”, “Suckerpunch”, “Let Em Go”, “Vanilla Radio” and “I Wanna Go Where The People Go”.

    Ginger says, “There are a few authorised bootleg live albums of The Wildhearts doing the rounds, but as soon as Danny rejoined the band I knew I had to capture the classic Wildhearts line up on record. There were a few reasons for this, the main one being that we're still alive, which is a situation that could change at any second with this group.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Oct 22 2020 @ 18:33 CDT
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    News: inFictions - Alphasand EP
    Progressive Rock inFictions - Alp writes:

    Following the release of their acclaimed second album, Vanity Project in 2018, the various members of inFictions (based in Sheffield, UK) moved into new ventures with no immediate intention of returning to this project for at least a couple of years. James Fosberry focused primarily on his work as a producer/engineer and studio owner (www.bigdogstudios.co.uk), Tom Chaffer is now working as an acoustic consultant for a large company as well as continuing to dabble in gothic alt rock sounds for his long term band Dyonisis. Gareth Hughes has taken on the much coveted role of bassist in The Bowie Contingent as well as exploring new songwriting approaches with local collective New Ghost. Ed Cartledge continues to raise two small children and work as a filmmaker.

    In December 2019, Ed suffered a catastrophic injury to his left index finger, meaning guitar playing has been almost entirely out of the question for much of the first half of 2020. When the UK went into lockdown, making music seemed an obvious and much needed form of escapism, but it would need to be created differently...

    The Alphasand EP employs a wide range of synthesised instruments as well as the more familiar contributions of Fozz on drums, Tom and Gareth on guitars and bass (all recorded remotely from one another because of lockdown restrictions) and the less familiar sounds of Ed’s 80 year old father in the track ‘Custodian’. Robert Cartledge is a retired Baptist Minister and experienced radio host and actor. He is also someone who has been required to ‘shield’ during the pandemic and keenly welcomed the opportunity to contribute to this track as a result.

    Alphasand is released digitally on 11th Sept 2020 via Intersectional Records.
    infictions.bandcamp.com
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Oct 20 2020 @ 11:17 CDT
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    Past Articles


    Monday, October 19

    · Marillion Announce The Light At The End of The Tunnel Tour in Nov 2021 (0)


    Wednesday, October 14

    · EUROPE ANNOUNCE FRIDAY NIGHTS WITH EUROPE THE BAND (0)


    Tuesday, October 13

    · THE PINEAPPLE THIEF TO RELEASE THE SOORD SESSIONS VOLUME 4 (0)


    Thursday, October 08

    · matt mitchell releases powerful new video for world mental health day (0)


    Wednesday, October 07

    · Snapper Music are pleased to announce a new deal with Porcupine Tree (0)


    Tuesday, October 06

    · Joe Bonamassa - 'Royal Tea' Video (0)


    Wednesday, September 30

    · WICKED SMILE - new single Wait For the Night (0)


    Tuesday, September 29

    · FISH disrupts UK chart system with new album Weltschmerz (0)


    Saturday, September 26

    · STEVE HACKETT celebrates release of Selling & Spectral Live At Hammersmith (0)


    Friday, September 25

    · Cats In Space: Unveil video trailer for the forthcoming album Atlantis (0)


    Monday, September 21

    · GANDALF'S FIST MARK A DECADE OF RELEASES: BEGIN PRE-ORDERS ON NEW ALBUM (0)


    Monday, September 14

    · BUDS & SPAWN ANNOUNCE LIVE STREAMING FEATURING VALVE & PERSONA 22nd OCT (0)


    Friday, September 11

    · LUNATIC SOUL TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM THROUGH SHADED WOODS 13TH NOVEMBER (0)


    Sunday, August 09

    · The Allman Betts Band - 'Pale Horse Rider' (0)


    Friday, July 31

    · Joe Bonamassa's new single ‘Why Does It Take So Long To Say Goodbye’ (0)


    Tuesday, July 28

    · Catching Up With Mick Box & Davey Rimmer of Uriah Heep! (0)
    · An Interview with Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown! (0)
    · A Weekend Chat with Annie Haslam of Renaissance! (0)
    · An Interview with Ronnie Platt of Kansas! (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: The Moody Blues (0)


    Tuesday, July 14

    · An Interview Steve Babb & Fred Schendel of Glass Hammer (Part 2) (0)
    · An Interview Steve Babb & Fred Schendel of Glass Hammer (Part 1) (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Crimson Glory (0)
    · An Interview with Steve Hackett (0)
    · An Interview with Jasun Tipton of Zero Hour (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Primal Fear (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Starcastle (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Fish (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Marillion (0)
    · Review: Todd Rundgren's Utopia 'Benefit for Moogy Klingman 2011' CD/ (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Pain of Salvation (0)


    Monday, May 04

    · An Interview with Bill Kielty of O Zorn! (0)


    Friday, April 17

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Be Bop Deluxe (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Van Der Graaf Generator (0)
    · New Song 'Bloom' from Solo Artist ITAYIL (0)


    Wednesday, April 01

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Dream Theater (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Symphony X (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Camel (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: UK (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Saxon (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Dixie Dregs (0)


    Tuesday, March 10

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Iron Maiden (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Judas Priest (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Nevermore (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Between the Buried and Me (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Emerson, Lake & Palmer (0)


    Wednesday, February 26

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Alice Cooper (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Savatage (0)
    · Review: King Crimson 'Audio Diary 2014-2018' (0)
    · Review: Martin Barre 'Live in NY' CD/DVD (0)


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