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    News: New Model Army's Justin Sullivan announces brand new solo album Surrounded



    On May 28th, 2021, Justin Sullivan steps out from New Model Army to release his second solo album, eighteen years after the first. Surrounded is a collection of sixteen new songs, written in the first weeks of the 2020 lockdown. These songs are again guitar-vocal compositions highlighting Sullivan’s love of storytelling, wide open landscapes and powerful atmospheres.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Mar 05 2021 @ 15:59 CST

    News: New Album from Edison Junction Band
    Progressive Rock Eric Davies writes:

    Hello, Edison Junction Band released their fourth album recently entitled, ‘Torn Mind’. We’re pleased to see that this work is receiving quite a lot of attention and it occurred to us that perhaps people might not have come across our previous recordings. So we’ve created a playlist on YouTube called the Edison Junction Band Prog Collection. This is a collection of 10 songs taken from our first three albums that are more aligned with the songs on ‘Torn Mind’ ��" i.e. they have a more ‘prog’ nature. You can access the playlist from:

    All the best,
    Edison Junction Band
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Mar 03 2021 @ 22:51 CST

    News: Debut Album From Oddtomatic
    Progressive Rock Jan Tiusanen writes:

    Finnish band, Oddtomatic, which plays instrumental prog, has just released its debut album `Cryptic Messages`, which can be listened to on several stream platforms, including #spotify, #tidal, #soundcloud, #applemusic, #youtube. The music could be described as popprog and influences have been obtained from the bands Camel, Saga, Jethro Tull, Pekka Pohjola, etc. without forgetting the tones of classical music.

    The band consists of Pekka Ojasalo (guitar, keyboards), Jukka Piipari (bass), Tomi Makkonen (drums) and Jan Tiusanen (keyboards, flute). All the songs on the album are the handwriting of Pekka Ojasalo and Sami Sarhamaa has acted as its musical producer, mixer and guest musician. Cello artist Aino-Maija Riutamaa de Mata will also visit the album with a song called Interlude.

    We welcome comments on our first album. Here is a link to Spotify;
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Mar 03 2021 @ 22:50 CST

    News: Blue Oyster Cult's 'The Symbol Remains' Wins Album of 2020!
    General Congratulations to Blue Oyster Cult and their new album 'The Symbol Remains', which was voted by you, the readers, as your favorite release of 2020. In second place was AC/DC's 'Power Up', and tied for third was Kansas 'The Absence of Presence' and Deep Purple 'Whoosh!'. Thanks to everyone for voting, and congrats to our winners!
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Mar 01 2021 @ 19:19 CST

    News: Kayak launch video for Mystery/ first single taken from Out Of This World
    Progressive Rock Legendary Dutch progressive rockers Kayak recently announced they will return with their 18th studio album ‘Out Of This World’ on the 7th May 2021. Now they are pleased to reveal the first single taken from that album, and you can watch the video for ‘Mystery’ here:

    Founding member Ton Scherpenzeel comments: “This song is about the, in my view, unfathomable mystery and wonder that is the world around us. No matter what stunning progress science makes, and whatever religion wants us to believe, the essence will always be that: a mystery. Which doesn’t mean we have to stop trying to figure it all out.”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Feb 27 2021 @ 18:11 CST

    News: ANGEL Signs with Cleopatra Records for New Album
    General ANGEL Signs with Cleopatra Records for New Album, Takes to the Radio with Keith Roth This Sunday

    Legendary Rock Band ANGEL is set to start recording a brand new album on Cleopatra Records. This will be the second album on Cleopatra and a follow up to the very successful album “RISEN” released in 2019. Founding members Punky Meadows and Frank DiMino have been working with new partner and band member, guitarist Danny Farrow to write and craft the new songs. The three recently got together and wrote 13 brand new songs and the band is super excited to get back in the studio to record. “We've written some great songs and are excited for all you guys to hear,” says Meadows, continuing “We’re recording our second album for Cleopatra records and couldn't be happier about it! They're an awesome record company and we can't wait to get started.” Says guitarist Danny Farrow, “We are all super Excited to be working with Cleopatra Records again on a follow up album to RISEN. It will be great to get back in the studio again with the band as well as working on lots of positive things for the future of ANGEL.”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Feb 27 2021 @ 18:04 CST

    News: The Wildhearts By Request
    General The Wildhearts By Request Live Worldwide Transmission on 17th April 2021

    The Wildhearts are excited to announce a very special one off event - a global live transmission where fans help pick the set!

    While we’re still stuck in pandemic-enforced lockdown, which has put the kibosh on actual real-life touring plans for now, The Wildhearts are not letting this defeat them! On Saturday 17th April at 8pm The Wildhearts, original line up of Ginger and CJ on guitars and vocals, bassist Danny McCormack and Ritch Battersby on drums, will treat fans to a Covid safe, by request, live stream performance.

    Tickets and limited edition merchandise bundles, including the option of being able to rewatch the show for up to 30 days afterwards are now available HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Feb 10 2021 @ 19:29 CST

    Progressive Rock ”LISTEN TO THE RADIO” The brand new ‘smash single’ released FEBRUARY 5th - Listen And Watch The Radio on YouTube

    CATS in SPACE return in 2021 on FRIDAY FEBRUARY 5th for the release of their new single ‘LISTEN TO THE RADIO’, the second single to be taken from their hit album ‘ATLANTIS’. This classic slice of ‘Power Pop’ is another surefire smash and will be available on all digital platforms as well as in CD format via their online Webstore . With their trademark ‘wall of vocals and guitars’ sound set to stun, the tune will blast through the airwaves in a way only CATS in SPACE know how. A firm favourite cut already, this song, accompanied by yet another fantastic video, will ensure the bands’ current album ‘ATLANTIS’ rides through the choppy waves of 2021 and beyond.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Feb 06 2021 @ 15:18 CST

    News: OLIVER WAKEMAN and CLIVE NOLAN Announce Tales By Gaslight
    Progressive Rock OLIVER WAKEMAN and CLIVE NOLAN Announce Tales By Gaslight 3CD Box Set includes re-issues of Jabberwocky & The Hound of The Baskervilles. Out on 23rd April

    3rd February 2021: Oliver Wakeman reunites with Clive Nolan after 20 years to issue a 3CD Box Set - Tales By Gaslight featuring remastered versions of their ‘future prog classics’ Jabberwocky and The Hound Of The Baskervilles along with a new disc Dark Fables.
    The Tales By Gaslight box set, comprising 3CDs each with a 16-page booklet and 3 individual Art prints of the three covers, will be released by Burning Shed on 23rd April.
    Watch teaser video HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Feb 03 2021 @ 15:42 CST



    Over the last half-decade, The Pineapple Thief, led by Bruce Soord and bolstered by the involvement of master drummer Gavin Harrison, has rapidly ascended to the upper echelons of Europe’s Alternative Rock scene.

    To acclaim from the worldwide media and fans, September 2020 saw the release of Versions Of The Truth, the latest instalment in the band’s discography. This was due to be followed, almost immediately, by an extensive live campaign which sadly due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation has been postponed until 2021.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jan 29 2021 @ 20:53 CST

    News: How Brexit Has Destroyed UK Artists' Ability To Tour EU, A Musician Speaks
    General Multi-million selling British singer FISH has posted a detailed statement on his social media explaining how the new regulations UK musicians face to be able to tour across Europe as a result of the government’s Brexit deal are going to cripple the industry. His examination of it, both as a solo artist with decades of success, and also as the ex-frontman of a global band - Marillion - makes for devastating reading. The full statement can be read HERE and an abridged version of it is included below.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jan 26 2021 @ 21:16 CST

    News: Eden's Curse Reform!
    Heavy Metal Multinational Melodic Hard Rockers Eden's Curse have reformed and have begun working on their sixth studio album, the follow up to 2016's 'Cardinal'.

    Founding member and bassist, Paul Logue, who was recently identified as the unnamed Scottish musician working with James LaBrie of Dream Theater on his upcoming new Acoustic Solo album, made the announcement last weekend during a Facebook Live session commemorating the band's 15th anniversary.

    After almost two years apart, Logue commented on why ​the band decided to reform now: "There were some things in my personal life that required my undivided attention, coupled with the state of the current music scene that forced us to call it a day. However, what shone through during our time away and really pulled us back in was the love that our dedicated fan base still held for the band and our music. It really humbled us”.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, Jan 24 2021 @ 13:39 CST

    Heavy Metal Thundercloud, fronted by legendary Metal vocalist/lyricist Ronny Munroe (Between Worlds, One Machine, Metal Church, Trans-Siberian Orchestra) have released a new single and video 'Lightning Queen', WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

    Thundercloud founder Dougie Bee (guitarist/songwriter) states: “Lightning Queen describes the positive impact on your life when you meet that one person who sets your soul on fire.” The song combines contemporary hard rock drive yet has its roots firmly in traditional classic rock anthems by legendary bands such as Whitesnake, Rainbow, UFO and Thin Lizzy.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, Jan 17 2021 @ 14:54 CST

    SoT Video: A Tribute to Tim Bogert
    Heavy Metal Join Pete Pardo for a tribute to the late bassist Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge/Cactus/Beck, Bogert & Appice) who passed away on January 13, 2021 at the age of 76

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jan 14 2021 @ 13:55 CST

    SoT Video: Review: Rain 'Singularity'
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo for a review of the brand new album from British progressive rock act Rain 'Singlularity', featuring Rob Groucutt (vocals, keyboards and guitars), Andy Edwards (drums, ex-IQ, Frost, Robert Plant), John Jowitt (vocals and bass, ex-ARK, Arena, IQ, Jadis and Frost) and Mirron (vocals and guitars).

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jan 14 2021 @ 13:53 CST

    SoT Video: The Top 40 Albums of 2020-Pete Pardo & Steven Reid's Picks!
    General Join Pete Pardo & Steven Reid for their favorite 40 releases of 2020.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jan 14 2021 @ 13:52 CST

    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Il Balletto Di Bronzo
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo as he ranks the albums of Italian progressive rock act Il Balletto Di Bronzo.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jan 14 2021 @ 13:51 CST

    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Aviary
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo as he ranks the albums of US pop/pomp/prog rock act Aviary.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Jan 14 2021 @ 13:49 CST

    News: THE ALMIGHTY Powertrippin' 2CD 26 February 2021
    Heavy Metal “We were on tour in Germany opening for Iron Maiden when Powertrippin’ crashed into the UK National Chart at #5. The Maiden boys held a party for us that night in their hotel to celebrate. We suddenly felt very validated, looking back I think we were" - Ricky Warwick.

    Although initially inspired by punk, when Scottish school friends Stump Monroe (drums), Floyd London (bass) and Ricky Warwick (guitar, vocals) joined forces with guitarist Tantrum in 1988, they chose a harder rocking, heavy metal sound. Snapped up by Polydor Records for 1989 debut “Blood, Fire & Love”, their more punk infused aggressive approach was a welcome relief from the glam orientated sounds imported from across the Atlantic. This was followed by “Soul Destruction” in 1991, and then “Powertrippin’” in 1993.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Jan 13 2021 @ 20:52 CST


    Hailing from Manchester, UK, Barbarian Hermit released their most recent album 'Solitude and Savagery’ in 2018 on APF Records. Playing a heady mix of downtuned, fuzz-laden guitars they kicked out some of the raunchiest riffs in rock over elephantine grooves, the band created a sound that is as irresistibly catchy as it is crushingly heavy.

    Working with the legendary Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studios, Barbarian Hermit’s 'Solitude and Savagery' bared seven bruising tracks of pummelling groove metal that smouldered with swampy rawness and feral energy.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jan 11 2021 @ 20:53 CST

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