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    News: King Diamond - AbigaiI, Fatal Portrait CD & LP re-issues via Metal B
    Heavy Metal On April 24th, King Diamond will release CD and LP versions of the classic albums Abigail and Fatal Portrait via Metal Blade Records. The vinyl editions feature spined sleeves with an insert and download card; the CDs contain a mini-LP CD-insert with a small fold-out poster.

    King Diamond adds "These are not remasters. These are the albums as they were originally done in the old days from the original production masters. They retain all the original dynamics that were captured at the time. It's very exciting to present these to fans as they were originally released."

    Pre-order your copies now at: UK: Eyesore Merch USA: Indie Merch EU: Kingsroad

    See below for an overview of available formats:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Apr 03 2020 @ 10:48 CDT
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    News: Myrath - The Tunisian Metal Sensation Announce Live In Carthage
    Progressive Metal 2019 was a big year for the Tunisian metal band and pioneers of blazing desert metalMyrath! They wowed international audiences with their magical stage performances, for example at Sweden’s renowned Sweden rock festival or at Germany’s Wacken Open Air. Furthermore, the band released their brand new studio album “Shehili” - a beautiful collection of powerful metal choruses set against a backdrop of Middle Eastern melodies. Now in 2020, the Tunisian success story release the first ever live album of their promising career.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Apr 03 2020 @ 10:36 CDT
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    News: Haken announce new album Virus / Launch first single Prosthetic
    Progressive Rock Progressive rockers Haken are excited to reveal their new studio album ‘Virus’, the follow-up to 2018’s acclaimed album ‘Vector’, will be released 5th June 2020. By way of introduction, the band have recorded a special video message to give some background to the record.

    Today also sees the launch of the album’s first single and opening track ‘Prosthetic’, with a video directed by Vicente Cordero. Watch & listen to this punchy opening salvo here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Apr 03 2020 @ 10:22 CDT
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    News: Ms Amy Birks announces debut solo album
    Progressive Rock 26th March 2020: Ms Amy Birks, is thrilled to announce her forthcoming self-produced debut solo album All That I Am & All That I Was which is to be released on April 3rd. Winner of “Best Female Vocalist” in the 2018 PROG Magazine poll and former lyricist, co-composer and lead vocalist of the 2017 Prog magazine Limelight Award winners Beatrix Players, the album which contains the singles Jamaica Inn and I Wish and features guest appearances from a raft of luminaries including Steve Hackett, John Hackett and Caroline Lavelle is available in two physical formats.

    The track I Wish features Steve Hackett on acoustic guitar and a lyric based on the words of Christina Rossetti - poet, activist and the subject of some of the most famous paintings of the Pre-Raphaelite movement. The digital-only single is available now for streaming and download and also as an instant gratification track for fans making digital pre-orders of the album via iTunes.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Apr 02 2020 @ 23:02 CDT
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    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Dream Theater
    Progressive Metal Join the Pardo brothers Pete & Rich as they rank the studio releases of New York progressive metal legends Dream Theater!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Apr 01 2020 @ 13:30 CDT
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    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Symphony X
    Progressive Metal Join the Pardo brothers Pete & Rich as they each rank the studio albums from New Jersey progressive metal heavyweights Symphony X!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Apr 01 2020 @ 13:28 CDT
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    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Camel
    Progressive Rock Join host Pete Pardo as he ranks the studio albums of the great British progressive rock act Camel.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Apr 01 2020 @ 13:27 CDT
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    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: UK
    Progressive Rock Join host Pete Pardo as he ranks the short, but sweet studio albums of prog-rock supergroup UK!

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Apr 01 2020 @ 13:26 CDT
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    SoT Video: Top 10 Songs: Saxon
    Heavy Metal Join host Pete Pardo as he runs down his favorite 10 songs from New Wave of British Heavy Metal legends Saxon.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Apr 01 2020 @ 13:25 CDT
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    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Dixie Dregs
    Fusion Join host Pete Pardo for a ranking of the studio releases from Georgia's eclectic instrumental rock/jazz-fusion/prog/country/bluegrass/classical outfit The Dixie Dregs.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, Apr 01 2020 @ 13:24 CDT
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    News: PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS release Here In My Autumn off Prehensile Tales
    Progressive Rock In 2019, PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS, the California-based band featuring Ted Leonard (lead vocals & guitars), Jimmy Keegan (drums & vocals), Dave Meros (bass) and John Boegehold (keyboards), presented its much-lauded eponymous debut.

    Just a year later, the group releases its second opus, “Prehensile Tales”, to be released through InsideOutMusic on May 15th, 2020. As a first track from the forthcoming new album, PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS now reveal ‘Here In My Autumn’, John Boegehold comments:

    "The tale of a man clinging to a chapter in his life that's become impossible to return to yet impossible to forget. Of course that describes much of life itself, doesn't it?”

    Watch the clip for ‘Here In My Autumn’ on YT
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Mar 30 2020 @ 18:46 CDT
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    News: Kansas launch sneak preview of The Absence of Presence
    Progressive Rock 30th March 2020: Kansas, America’s legendary progressive rock band, will release their highly anticipated new studio album “The Absence of Presence” on June 26, 2020. The band gave fans a sneak preview of what they can expect to hear on the album with this Sampler Video
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Mar 30 2020 @ 18:39 CDT
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    News: RUSH - Commemorate 40th Anniversary With Expanded Reissues On 29th May 2020
    Progressive Rock GET INTO THE SPIRIT OF RUSH’S ‘PERMANENT WAVES’

    Canadian rock legends commemorate classic album’s 40th anniversary with imagination-capturing expanded reissues on 29thMay 2020

    On the 29thMay 2020, UMC/Mercury/Anthem label group continues its extensive Rush 40th anniversary album series with a new, imagination-capturing expanded edition of all the magic music that comprises the band’s remarkable 1980 release, Permanent Waves.

    Permanent Waves, Rush’s seventh studio album, was originally released in January 1980, and its forward-thinking music signaled a new direction for the Canadian band as it entered a new decade. The six songs encompassing the album encapsulated the breadth of Rush’s formidable progressive chops meshed with its knack for creating radio-friendly arrangements, all elements that were embedded within the grooves of their previous album, 1978’s widely acclaimed Hemispheres.Permanent Wavesalso signified Rush’s first of many recording sessions at Le Studio in Morin-Heights, Quebec, which was at one point nicknamed the trio’s own personal Abbey Road recording studio.

    Ordering details HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Mar 26 2020 @ 16:16 CDT
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    News: ALAN EMSLIE WITCH-HUNT
    Progressive Rock ALAN EMSLIE IS EXTREMELY HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT HIS 6TH ALBUM ENTITLED 'WITCH-HUNT' WILL BE RELEASED ON 21.12.20

    DRUMS WERE TRACKED LIVE IN FEBRUARY 2020 IN A BLISTERING DRUM SESSION AT LE STUDIO SCOTLAND. GUITARS, KEYS & ORCHESTRAL RECORDINGS ARE UNDER WAY SO PREPARE YOURSELF FOR POWERFUL GROOVES WITH HEAVY RIFFS, ORCHESTRAL TEXTURES & BREATHTAKING CRAZY AMBIENT SHIT! ALL CAPTURED LIVE!

    UPDATES CAN BE FOUND ON ALAN'S WEBSITE SO BOOKMARK THIS PAGE TO KEEP INFORMED.

    THE WITCH-HUNT HAS ONLY JUST BEGUN!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, Mar 22 2020 @ 18:16 CDT
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    News: FISH shares new single Weltschmerz
    Progressive Rock ‘WELTSCHMERZ’ NEW SINGLE OUT NOW WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

    WELTSCHMERZ FINAL STUDIO ALBUM OUT JULY 10TH

    UK HEADLINE TOUR STARTS TODAY PERFORMING VIGIL IN A WILDERNESS OF MIRRORS IN FULL ALONGSIDE BRAND NEW SONGS FROM WELTSCHMERZ PLUS TRACKS FROM SCRIPT FOR A JESTER’S TEAR

    FISH has shared his new single, ‘Weltschmerz’, the title track from his upcoming - and final - studio album, out on July 10th. The release coincides with the start of his UK headline tour, which begins tonight (March 13th) with a show in Aberdeen.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Mar 13 2020 @ 20:01 CDT
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    News: Pure Reason Revolution launch New Obsession video from Eupnea
    Progressive Rock Pure Reason Revolution are set to release ‘Eupnea’, their first new studio album in nearly 10 years, on the 3rd of April 2020. Following on from the 10-minute epic ‘Silent Genesis’, the band are pleased to reveal the video for the albums second single ‘New Obsession’. Watch the Thomas Hicks-created video HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Mar 11 2020 @ 18:23 CDT
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    News: Gandalf’s Fist to release Clockwork Fable 5-LP VINYL BOXSET
    Progressive Rock Do not adjust your zeppelin goggles - one of the most ambitious albums of all time just became all the more epic!

    UK Medieval Space Rockers, Gandalf’s Fist, have teamed up with Plane Groovy Records to deliver the ultimate in Prog-rock collector’s items - a stunning 5-LP Vinyl boxset edition of their acclaimed 3-hour conceptual adventure “The Clockwork Fable.”

    The Vinyl release, which originally spanned three CDs, is limited to only 300 copies and contains the entire, unabridged, steampunk mind-movie, retaining the exceptional dramatic performances by the likes of TV’s Mark Benton and Gremlins star Zach Galligan amongst others!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Mar 11 2020 @ 18:15 CDT
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    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Iron Maiden
    Heavy Metal Join host Pete Pardo as he ranks the studio albums of legendary British heavy metal act Iron Maiden

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Mar 10 2020 @ 12:45 CDT
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    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Judas Priest
    Heavy Metal Join host Pete Pardo as he ranks the studio discography of British heavy metal legends Judas Priest.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Mar 10 2020 @ 12:44 CDT
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    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Nevermore
    Progressive Metal Join host Pete Pardo for a ranking of the studio albums of US heavy metal act Nevermore.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Mar 10 2020 @ 12:43 CDT
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    Tuesday, March 10

    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Between the Buried and Me (0)
    · Ranking the Studio Albums: Emerson, Lake & Palmer (0)


    Tuesday, March 03

    · Kansas Announce New Album The Absence of Presence Out 26th June 2020 (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)


    Monday, June 10

    · Unsung Heroes - An Interview with Toby Jepson (0)


    Saturday, June 08

    · An Interview with Ale Gasso of Heavy Trio Thunderclap (0)


    Sunday, May 12

    · Cats In Space, Jimi Anderson Group; Glasgow Oran Mor 9th May 2019 (0)


    Saturday, May 11

    · Concert Review: Dream Theater, Count Basie Theater, Red Bank, NJ 4/10/2019 (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush (0)
    · Review: Lance's King's 'ReProgram' (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Renaissance (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: James Gang (0)
    · Top Live Tracks from Classic Live Albums-The Honorable Mentions (0)
    · Top 20 Songs: Classic Live Album Tracks (0)
    · What's Hot With Sea of Tranquility (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Supertramp (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: Testament w/special guest Chris Caffery (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: The Rolling Stones (0)
    · Top 10 Songs: The Doors (0)


    Monday, May 06

    · The Wildhearts, Massive Wagons, Towers Of London; Edinburgh 4th May 2019 (0)


    Tuesday, April 23

    · Eden’s Curse, Mob Rules, Degreed - G2, Glasgow, 21st April 2019 (0)


    Sunday, April 14

    · Third Time's a Charm for French Metal Act Stonecast with I, Earther (0)
    · Mastord Unveil Trail of Consequence (0)


    Thursday, April 04

    · Top 10 Songs: Dio (0)


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