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    News: White Moth Black Butterfly return with new studio album The Cost of Dreaming

    After their lauded 2017 album Atone, White Moth Black Butterfly return with their new studio album The Cost Of Dreaming through Kscope on 28th May 2021.

    The contemporary pop project with progressive and experimental music at its heart; created by Daniel Tompkins (TesseracT) features a team of songwriters & producers based worldwide, all at the height of their own scenes. Collaborating with Tompkins are New-Delhi based Skyharbor songwriter and producer Keshav Dhar; US based producer and string arranger Randy Slaugh who has previously worked with the likes of Devin Townsend, Architects & Periphery, drummer Mac Christensen and the line up is completed by ethereal vocals of UK singer & lyricist Jordan Turner. Their newest output not only signals a sonic evolution for the band, whilst still retaining core elements from previous recordings such as organic string sections and experimental theme linking interludes, but also features some exceptional special guests including saxophonist Kenny Fong and The Contortionist’s keyboardist Eric Guenther.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Apr 02 2021 @ 10:41 CDT

    Interviews: Molten Dials Up Some Hot Heavy Metal Sounds
    Heavy Metal Sea of Tranquility Staff writer Carl Sederholm recently caught up with Herman Bandala of Molten. The band’s debut album Dystopian Syndrome was released in January 2021.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Mar 27 2021 @ 20:25 CDT

    News: Single Release Kansas - Point Of Know Return (Live) out today
    Progressive Rock 26th March 2021: KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band has released the track Point Of Know Return (Live 2019-20), taken from their upcoming, new live album Point of Know Return Live & Beyond out 28th May. The song was recorded on April 4, 2019 at the Balboa Theater in San Diego, CA.

    You can hear the track here

    This is the first live album since 2017 for the band that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind,’ to progressive epics like ‘Song for America.’

    The album is now available for pre-order at

    The band recently released a teaser for the live album here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Mar 26 2021 @ 18:36 CDT

    News: FROST* release Terrestrial; first single from new album Day And Age
    Progressive Rock Frost* recently announced ‘Day And Age’, their first new studio album in 5 years, set for release on the 14th May 2021. The band’s fourth record features Jem Godfrey once again joined by John Mitchell & Nathan King, as well as 3 guest drummers: Kaz Rodriguez (Chaka Khan, Josh Groban), Darby Todd (The Darkness, Martin Barre) & Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Mister Mister). The album also features actor Jason Isaacs.

    Today the band are pleased to launch ‘Terrestrial’, the first single taken from ‘Day And Age’, and you can watch the video here:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Mar 23 2021 @ 22:25 CDT

    News: Tempus Fugit News: Hans Lundin, Ritual, Fuchs
    Progressive Rock HANS LUNDIN (of Kaipa):

    03/2021 Out in the digital world now, the 3 Solo Albums from HANS LUNDIN of KAIPA.

    This month sees the digital release of HANS LUNDINs Solo Albums from 1984 to 1989, all remastered and first time available on iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Applemusic , ...
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Mar 19 2021 @ 18:10 CDT

    News: Kansas announces live concert album ‘Point Of Know Return Live & Beyond’
    Progressive Rock Kansas announces live concert album ‘Point Of Know Return Live & Beyond’ to be released 28th May 2021

    17th March 2021: KANSAS, America’s legendary progressive rock band, will release their new live album Point of Know Return Live & Beyond on May 28, 2021. This is the first live album since 2017 for the band that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide and is famous for classic hits such as ‘Carry On Wayward Son’ and ‘Dust in the Wind,’ to progressive epics like ‘Song for America.’ The band released a teaser for the live album here

    Pre-order starts 26th March.

    Point of Know Return Live & Beyond is co-produced by Phil Ehart and Richard Williams, and is recorded and mixed by Chad Singer. The album features 22 songs selected from 12 shows recorded in 2019 and 2020 during KANSAS’s Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour. The setlist includes classic hits, deep cuts, and culminates with the band’s sextuple-platinum album, Point of Know Return, performed in its entirety.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Mar 17 2021 @ 22:58 CDT

    News: Marillion: Announce With Friends At St David’s, a magical live album
    Progressive Rock On May 28th, Marillion will release their new live album “With Friends At St David’s”, recorded in Cardiff in November 2019.

    It all began with the release of “With Friends From The Orchestra” in 2019, when Marillion teamed up with “In Praise of Folly”, a string quartet accompanied by Sam Morris (French Horn) and Emma Halnan (Flute), to record a stunning album full of re-arranged Marillion treasures.

    That same year, Marillion took these very special versions on tour and even added a few more highlights like "Gaza" and "Zeperated Out" to the setlist, presenting them in a whole new light.

    Pre-Order here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Mar 16 2021 @ 22:16 CDT

    News: Gandalf’s Fist announce Road to Darkness 10-Year Anniversary Celebrations!
    Progressive Rock Eclectic UK Prog-Rockers, Gandalf’s Fist, have announced that they will celebrate the 10-Year anniversary of the release of their sophomore album, Road to Darkness, with a range of Limited Edition releases to mark the occasion.

    The band, having released 3 albums back in 2011, have begun pre-orders on a special Vinyl release of the Album via Plane Groovy Records, making the album available on this format for the first time having partnered with the Label for the 7-LP release of their acclaimed Clockwork Saga and, more recently, the 10-year anniversary release of their debut record, The Master and the Monkey.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Mar 15 2021 @ 20:08 CDT

    News: Kevin Godley Launches Conversations With Myself
    Progressive Rock Kevin Godley Launches ‘Conversations With Myself’ A Series of Spoken Word Companion Pieces to the Album Tracks From ‘Muscle Memory’

    “I’ve been talking to myself a lot recently. Not because no one else will or I’m losing my marbles…it’s how I write lyrics. I juggle random lines until things make some kind of sense, but the world I was writing about for my album ‘Muscle Memory’ increasingly made less sense than I did, so I ended up with a landfill of questionable observations that l wanted to get off my chest while the cultural goalposts were still moving. ‘Conversations With Myself’ is the result: a series of spoken word companion pieces to the album tracks that sit somewhere or nowhere between drama, comedy and full-on bile spitting arguments.”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Thu, Mar 11 2021 @ 22:14 CST

    General The extraordinary career of the prodigious, multi-talented and unclassifiable Australian singer songwriter, Joe Matera, takes a further twist…with a dash of Abba!

    Matera’s infectious, pulsating new single, ‘Take A Look’ is the third in a trilogy of Swedish rock-based recordings co-produced with legendary Swedish producer Tomas Skogsberg (Backyard Babies, The Hellacopters, Entombed).

    It was a journey that began with 2019's 'Overload' and continued the following year with 'Only One’. Two contrasting and mesmeric songs, rooted to Joe’s love of the uniquely soulful guitar-led music that echoes from that fascinating and understated country.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Mar 08 2021 @ 20:00 CST

    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

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