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    Progressive Rock Sheffield promoters Buds & Spawn first launched in 2019 bringing a series of semi-irregular nights of semi-irregular music to some of the city's great independent venue for lovers of the weird and wonky, punky and proggy, choppy changey, twisty turny, off kilter, psychedelic, experimental, math / alt / art / and the just plain awkward.

    At the start of 2020 plans were put in place for a programme of gigs funded by the Arts Council 'Supporting Grassroots Live Music' initiative. These were planned to take place across the year but then the pandemic took hold and the UK went into lockdown.

    Now Buds & Spawn have announced, in place of the events, a series of live stream shows across this year and in to 2021. Each one will be a combination of exclusive new music and pre-recorded sessions from each headliner and a local act, along with live interviews, chat and an interactive Q&A. Additionally the aim is to also raise some money for the venues that should have been hosting the original gigs. 'They’re going to need all the help they can get to weather this storm’, Buds & Spawn founder Laura Holmes comments, while adding,
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Sep 14 2020 @ 19:01 CDT

    Progressive Rock With album number seven explores the darkness of Slavic and Scandinavian folk...

    Lunatic Soul is the solo studio music project of creator, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Mariusz Duda.

    As the lead singer of the hugely popular prog-rock band Riverside, Lunatic Soul was created in 2008 as an opportunity for Duda to explore musical territories outside the rock domain.

    Through Shaded Woods is a new opening for Lunatic Soul, it's definitely the most refined and the richest sounding album.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 11 2020 @ 19:33 CDT

    News: FISH releases new single This Party's Over


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

    ‘This Party’s Over’ is an honest and reflective song from Fish, which as he explains was inspired by, “when I started to become concerned about my drinking”. Having long been a renowned bon vivant, but in recent years changed his habits, the song mirrors this transformation with upbeat folk-infused rock focusing on the positives of change. The captivating video finds Fish performing the song, wine glass in hand, as animations come to life around him reflecting the lyrics of the track.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Sep 11 2020 @ 19:23 CDT

    News: Marillion’s Mark Kelly announces first album from new solo project Marathon


    “Man (and woman) has strived for the ability to fly, from first acquiring altitude, to crossing continents, then oceans and then circling the globe, to heading out into Space, to trying to communicate with whatever may be out there. But what if there’s a communication breakdown?” - Marathon

    Mark Kelly, keyboardist with progressive rock flagship Marillion, has had something in the pipeline for over 30 years �" the result: a brand-new prog-rock project called “Mark Kelly’s Marathon” which will be released on November 27th.

    Listen To Amelia Here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 09 2020 @ 22:26 CDT

    News: Joe Matera will release a brand new single ‘Only One’ on October 2nd
    General Australian singer/songwriter and guitarist Joe Matera will release a brand new single ‘Only One’ on October 2nd.

    "Listen to the inward voice and bravely obey that" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

    'Only One' is the brand new single by Australian singer/songwriter Joe Matera. Recorded in two countries, against a background of a world pandemic and lock downs. Matera recorded his vocals and guitars in Australia while the band comprised of Swedish musicians Janne Borgh on bass and Manne Åström on drums recorded their parts in Stockholm, Sweden. The track co-produced by Matera and legendary Swedish producer Tomas Skogsberg (Backyard Babies, The Hellacopters, Entombed) continues the working relationship between the two that began with Matera's 2019 outing, 'Overload' which was recorded at Skogsberg's Sunlight Studios in Sweden.

    'Only One' is an uplifting song with melodic guitars and a catchy backbeat that sees Matera forging an original rock sound with his exceptional musicianship and vocals showcasing lyrics that have a message that is so relevant today. Just what we need! ‘Only One’ is released on October 2nd via Mercury Fire Music and will be available on all digital outlets and streaming platforms.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Sep 07 2020 @ 21:52 CDT

    News: Fates Warning reveals details for new album and launch first single, Scars
    Progressive Metal On November 6th, Fates Warning will release their new album, Long Day Good Night, via Metal Blade Records. For a first preview of the record the new single, "Scars", can be heard HERE - where Long Day Good Night can be pre-ordered here across a multitude of vinyl and deluxe CD formats & bundle configurations.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 25 2020 @ 21:20 CDT

    News: Uriah Heep’s Fifty Years In Rock released on 30th October 2020 on BMG
    Heavy Metal On 30th October 2020 BMG proudly release Uriah Heep’s Fifty Years In Rock.

    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.

    This extensive and ambitious super deluxe box set celebrates Uriah Heep’s remarkable career and was created with the full collaboration of Uriah Heep themselves and curated by founding members Mick Box, Ken Hensley, Paul Newton and Lee Kerslake. The beautifully presented box set contains 23 CD albums including: 4 CDs compiled by the original members, plus all the studio albums and live 1973. This set also includes “The Magician’s Birthday” LP, remastered by renowned engineer Andy Pearce of Lou Reed and Black Sabbath fame, with re-imagined artwork by Roger Dean, two art cards and a 64 page book featuring rarities from the band’s personal archives.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Aug 25 2020 @ 21:07 CDT

    News: Gandalf’s Fist Release New Single Stakes at Low Tide
    Progressive Rock Gandalf’s Fist have today released “Stakes at Low Tide” a vivid new reimagining of a song that they originally worked on 15 years ago during the band’s genesis.

    Subsequently then appearing on 2011’s demo-come-album “The Master and the Monkey”, this new take on the song teases what to expect of the upcoming special edition, and ten year anniversary of their debut album. The track is awash with cinematic strings, folky rhythms and pipes and whistles which evoke days of ancient Celtic tribes and the folklore of old.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Aug 24 2020 @ 23:29 CDT


    September 11, 2020 will see the release of the new DVD, ‘Flying V.’ Issued as part of the popular ‘Inside Metal’ series, ‘Flying V’ was directed by Peter Hansen and produced by Hansen and Michael Denner, and features in-depth interviews with countless renowned metal guitarists who have helped make this make/model one of the most instantly identifiable instruments in all of rock.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Aug 24 2020 @ 23:18 CDT

    News: The Allman Betts Band - 'Pale Horse Rider'
    General The Allman Betts Band release the music video for their new single 'Pale Horse Rider' today. The single is taken from their second full-length studio album titled ‘Bless Your Heart’ released on Friday 28 August 2020 via BMG. The video was filmed over the course of two days in Joshua Tree National Park, California.

    Devon Allman told Rolling Stone Country that “’Pale Horse Rider’ was a really fun one to write. Duane had this almost vertigo-inducing descending melodic pattern that was so unique. Once I started the lyric about a man feeling so lost and isolated with the world out to get him, the story just kind of wrote itself. The Wild West seemed the perfect setting to tell the tale.”

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Aug 09 2020 @ 11:59 CDT

    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: 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

    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

    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

    Past Articles

    Tuesday, July 14

    · 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)

    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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