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    News: Galahad Electric Company When the Battle is Over 5th October
    Progressive Rock Avalon Records is proud to present an ‘unexpected’ new album by Galahad off shoot project the ‘Galahad Electric Company’.

    During these strange ‘Covid’ times in which we have found ourselves over the last few months it appears that Dean Baker and Stu Nicholson have tapped in to a rich vein of creativity resulting in a substantial collection of new music and songs. Therefore, the time seemed right to re-activate the ’Galahad Electric Company’ for the first time in over 20 years resulting in a brand new album ‘When the Battle is Over’.

    Most of the album was written between the middle of May and the end of June 2020 and is split in to two distinct sections, the first part being ‘Suite 2020’ a self-explanatory and somewhat ironic title which consists of five linked tracks. The second half of the album consist of five separate tracks, somewhat diverse in nature.

    Also, due to more constraints than normal as far as the recording process was concerned a certain amount of experimentation was involved with some of the songs, a few of which were ad-libbed and written in an almost ‘stream of consciousness’ manner!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, Aug 02 2020 @ 15:57 CDT

    News: g a l a h a d Following Ghosts - 3CD reissue
    Progressive Rock In late 1996 Galahad commenced writing what was to become their fourth studio album. After a somewhat tortuous search for a new keyboard player to replace Karl who had recently left for family reasons the band welcomed Dean Baker in to the fold and immediately began to write new material for ‘Following Ghosts’.

    Dean had an immediate impact upon the band coming up with many interesting and varied ideas many of which ended up on the resulting recording which also gave Galahad a more modern slant on so called ‘Progressive’ Rock, a term which at the time was still very, very uncool not that the band cared that much!

    ‘Following Ghosts’ ended up being the most diverse, eclectic and accomplished album the band had recorded at that point. Influences were many and varied, everything from the obvious progressive/rock influences plus elements of dance, break beats, ambient and Middle Eastern sounds as well as nods towards more acoustic based pastoral folk influences together with full on classical orchestrations along with the odd occasional hint of jazz.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, Aug 02 2020 @ 15:53 CDT

    News: ACE FREHLEY New ORIGINS VOL.2 covers album released September 18th on eOne/SPV

    Ace Frehley, KISS co-founder and 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, continues his reflections on a lifetime in music with the release of ‘Origins Vol. 2’, a thoughtful and exciting collection of new covers, on September 18th on eOne / SPV as a DigiPak CD (plus bonus track), double gatefold 180 gram blue vinyl LP (with printed inner sleeves), download and stream.

    ‘Space Truckin’, the first single and video to be taken from the album, has just been released and can be viewed here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jul 31 2020 @ 19:58 CDT

    News: Joe Bonamassa's new single ‘Why Does It Take So Long To Say Goodbye’
    General Joe Bonamassa’s new studio album ‘Royal Tea’ will be released on Friday 23rd October via Provogue/J&R Adventures. The album was recorded at Abbey Roads Studios and was co-written co-written by Joe and a cast of homegrown notables including former Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden, ex-Cream lyricist Pete Brown and national-treasure piano man Jools Holland.

    Check out the new single 'Why Does It Take So Long to Say Goodbye':

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Jul 31 2020 @ 17:17 CDT

    News: Oliver Zisko
    Fusion Oliver Zisko writes:

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Jul 31 2020 @ 13:52 CDT

    SoT Video: Catching Up With Mick Box & Davey Rimmer of Uriah Heep!
    Heavy Metal Join Pete Pardo for a discussion with founder/guitarist Mick Box and bassist Davey Rimmer of the legendary British heavy rock act Uriah Heep!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Jul 28 2020 @ 11:18 CDT

    SoT Video: An Interview with Kim Simmonds of Savoy Brown!
    General Join host Pete Pardo for his chat with guitarist, vocalist, and founder of Savoy Brown, Kim Simmonds, as they discuss the upcoming new album 'Ain't Done Yet', the bands historic past, guitar gear, current blues favorites, and future live plans.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Jul 28 2020 @ 11:17 CDT

    SoT Video: A Weekend Chat with Annie Haslam of Renaissance!
    Progressive Rock Join host Pete Pardo for a conversation with one of progressive rock's leading ladies, the charming Annie Haslam of prog legends Renaissance.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Jul 28 2020 @ 11:16 CDT

    SoT Video: An Interview with Ronnie Platt of Kansas!
    Progressive Rock Join host Pete Pardo for a chat with Ronnie Platt, the lead singer of US progressive rock veterans Kansas. They discuss the new Kansas album 'The Absence of Presence', the history of his entry into the band, their tentative touring plans, and all other things Kansas!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Jul 28 2020 @ 11:15 CDT

    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: The Moody Blues
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo and Jon Neudorf as they each rank their 10 favorite albums from symphonic rock legends The Moody Blues.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Jul 28 2020 @ 11:13 CDT

    News: FISH shares video for new single Garden Of Remembrance


    FISH has released his brand new single ‘Garden Of Remembrance’, the latest song to be taken from his highly anticipated final solo album Weltschmerz, which will be released on September 25th.

    ‘Garden Of Remembrance’ is a beautifully moving song from the Scottish singer, and stands as the album’s most poignant and personal moment; a gorgeous piano ballad wrapped in a stirring arrangement that showcases one of the best vocal performances of Fish’s long and illustrious career.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jul 24 2020 @ 22:32 CDT

    News: Epitaph release Rare Bird cover
    General Legendary German band EPITAPH is releasing a new single and video on 23 July. Their cover version of ‘Rare Bird’s ‘Sympathy’ is taken from the band’s recently released triple CD box set "Five Decades of Classic Rock". Both the single and the album clearly illustrate why Epitaph has earned a reputation as one of the country’s foremost Prog rock acts.

    Watch Sympathy HERE

    The triple CD set celebrates the band’s five decade journey in the world of rock, from the cellars of the Fantasio Club in Dortmund to the leading rock and blues venues of Chicago. With a varied and personal musical collection of tracks, the listener becomes part of that journey to experience all the trials, tribulations, successes and broken dreams that have made Epitaph what it is today.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jul 24 2020 @ 22:13 CDT

    News: Dokken - Announce Release of New Single NO ANSWER

    Watch/Listen to ‘No Answer’

    Pre-orders available

    “No Answer” is the second single to be taken from Dokken’s new record The Lost Songs: 1978-1981 (out 28thAugust, Silver Lining Music), an album which is a treasure trove of unheard tracks from the early years of one of the most celebrated bands in the history of Metal.

    The Lost Songs: 1978-1981show the crackle and craft of a hungry young Don Dokken as he embarked upon a journey which started in Southern California and Northern Germany. It is a trek which is testimony to the sheer endeavor and perseverance Don Dokken showed in those few years between 1978 and 1981, starting from when he spent time at a guitar store called Drake’s Music, owned by Drake Levin in Manhattan Beach, California.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jul 24 2020 @ 22:06 CDT

    News: JAMES KENNEDY Noise Damage: My Life As A Rock ’n’ Roll Underdog
    Heavy Metal JAMES KENNEDY “Noise Damage: My Life As A Rock ’n’ Roll Underdog” Published By Eye Books

    Being a winner is easy.
It’s being a failure that’s hard - “An accurate description of life as a musician. Harrowing, funny and 100% true”- Legendary British vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Ginger Wildheart on “Noise Damage…”

    18 OCTOBER 2020 * PAPERBACK £9.99 *ISBN:9781785632143

    Noise Damage is the story of a half-deaf kid from a tiny, remote village in South Wales who was hailed as a genius by the UK’s biggest radio station and headhunted by major record labels, only for the music industry to collapse. It crashed hard, taking with it an entire generation of talented artists who would never now get their shot. CNN called it ‘music’s lost decade’.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Jul 21 2020 @ 11:50 CDT

    News: Morse, Portnoy, George launch video for cover of Hymn 43
    Progressive Rock Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy & Randy George are returning to their Cover To Cover series of albums with ‘Cov3r To Cov3r’, the brand new third instalment. Featuring their renditions of classic tracks by the likes of King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Gerry Rafferty, David Bowie & more (including their cover of ‘No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed’ featuring vocals from Yes singer Jon Davison), the album will be released on the 24th July as CD, Gatefold 2LP + CD & as Digital Album.

    It is just 2 weeks till the album is released, and today they have launched a video for their cover of Jethro Tull’s Hymn 43. Watch the video now HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Jul 16 2020 @ 18:45 CDT

    SoT Video: An Interview Steve Babb & Fred Schendel of Glass Hammer (Part 2)
    Progressive Rock Join Pete Pardo for Part 2 of his chat with founding members Steve Babb & Fred Schendel of US progressive rock veterans Glass Hammer, as they discuss the brand new album 'Dreaming City' and all things prog-rock.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Jul 14 2020 @ 19:00 CDT

    SoT Video: An Interview Steve Babb & Fred Schendel of Glass Hammer (Part 1)
    Progressive Rock oin Pete Pardo for Part 1 of his chat with the founding members Steve Babb & Fred Schendel of US progressive rock veterans Glass Hammer, as they discuss the brand new album 'Dreaming City' plus all sorts of other prog-rock related topics.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Jul 14 2020 @ 18:59 CDT

    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Crimson Glory
    Progressive Metal Join host Pete Pardo as he ranks the albums of US progressive/power metal act Crimson Glory.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Jul 14 2020 @ 18:56 CDT

    SoT Video: An Interview with Steve Hackett
    Progressive Rock Join host Pete Pardo and very special guest Steve Hackett (ex-Genesis) as they discuss Steve's upcoming autobiography 'A Genesis in My Bed', his early days in the band, the solo career, and future musical projects & live news.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Jul 14 2020 @ 18:55 CDT

    SoT Video: An Interview with Jasun Tipton of Zero Hour
    Progressive Metal Join host Pete Pardo for a chat with guitarist Jasun Tipton of progressive metal act Zero Hour, who discusses the upcoming album from the band after they have recently reformed.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Jul 14 2020 @ 18:53 CDT

    Past Articles

    Tuesday, July 14

    · 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)

    Friday, July 03

    · Pain of Salvation Launch first single/video for ACCELERATOR from PANTHER (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)

    Saturday, February 01

    · Opeth & Rival Sons tied in our readers poll for Albums of 2019! (0)

    Thursday, November 07

    · Electric Mary, Edinburgh Bannerman’s, 4th November 2019 (0)

    Saturday, October 26

    · A Tribute to Ginger Baker (0)
    · Review- Angel 'Risen' (0)
    · Review- Opeth 'In Cauda Venenum' (0)
    · Review- Nocturnus A.D. 'Paradox' (0)
    · Review- Vinnie Moore 'Soul Shifter' (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: The Beatles (0)
    · An Interview with Frank Marino! (0)

    Friday, September 20

    · Electric Mary - interview - Video for “It’s Alright” - Tour (0)

    Saturday, September 07

    · S.O.T.O., StOp sToP, Scarlet Aura; Edinburgh 4th September 2019 (0)

    Friday, August 02

    · Concert Review: Joe Bonamassa at Bethel Woods 7/30/2019 (0)
    · Forgotten Favorites-Rare, Obscure, and Some Not So Rare Hard Rock, Prog, and (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Pink Floyd (0)

    Thursday, July 18

    · Review- Celeste 'Il Risveglio del Principe' & Savoy Brown 'C (0)
    · Review: The Aristocrats 'You Know What?' CD (0)
    · New releases from Black Oak Arkansas, Banco, IZZ, Metaphor, Nik Turner, and more (0)
    · Concert- A Royal Affair w/Yes, Asia, Carl Palmer, and John Lodge at Bethel W (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Pat Travers (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Ted Nugent (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Megadeth, with special guest Chris Caffery (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: 10cc with special guest Jeff Young (0)

    Sunday, June 23

    · Ryan Hamilton & The Harlequin Ghosts 20th June 2019 Edinburgh Bannerman’s (0)

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