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    Concerts: Frost* - Edinburgh Queen’s Hall, Monday 28th Nov 2022
    Concert Reviews

    Their most recent album may well have been released a year ago but Frost* have clearly arrived at Edinburgh’s Queen’s Hall with one thing on their mind - namely to promote 2021’s excellent Day And Age. Well, I say that they only had one thought to the fore, but in truth there were another two itches the four-piece were desperate to scratch, those being to thoroughly entertain the near sell out crowd and to have a great time while doing so. Sea of Tranquility’s Steven Reid was only too pleased to get his prog thoroughly rocked.

    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, Dec 04 2022 @ 00:52 CST

    News: Imaginaerium
    Progressive Rock Imaginaerium writes:

    Imaginaerium, the band originally formed by Eric Bouillette, Clive Nolan & Laura Piazzai unveil their new single and video “Glass Throne” [03/10/2022]

    Laura Piazzai perfectly embodies Contessina, who has to show all her strength to maintain her fragile throne and power.

    Video by Antonello Epifani

    Watch the video on Youtube :

    Listen on Bandcamp :

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, Nov 28 2022 @ 12:54 CST

    News: The Tangent announce Pyramids, Stars & Other Stories... Live Recordings
    Progressive Rock The Tangent are pleased to present ‘Pyramids, Stars & Other Stories: The Tangent Live Recordings 2004-2017’ for release on the 27th January 2023 via InsideOutMusic. Collecting together tracks from 3 line-ups of The Tangent, this 2CD & 3LP album collects together show recordings from 2004, 2011 & 2017. Band leader Andy Tillison comments: "A Triple Live LP is the stuff of Bucket Lists, dreamed of doing one of these since I was a kid".

    The album will be available as a 2CD Digipak, a Gatefold 3LP+2CD & LP-booklet, as well as digitally worldwide. Listen to the track ‘A Spark In The Aether’ recorded by the bands current line-up, and pre-order now HERE and at YouTube
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Nov 25 2022 @ 19:23 CST

    Progressive Rock UK Medieval Space Wizards, Gandalf’s Fist, Have today released their 8th album, Widdershins via all major digital platforms as well as on CD. The album, cantered around an exploration of mankind’s relationship with superstition has been the band’s most successful pre-order campaign, even surpassing that of 2016’s acclaimed epic The Clockwork Fable.

    Reviews thus far have been overwhelmingly positive and have included such highlights as::

    "This new release sees them hitting an entirely new level" - "Widdershins will end up among your favourite albums of 2022" 9/10 - "Atmospheric, crafted, yet still forceful progressive rock" 4.5/5 - "The most wonderful heavy prog you’ll hear's beyond superb" - "Radiant melodic landscapes" 8/10 -
    Posted by Steven Reid on Tue, Nov 22 2022 @ 23:47 CST

    News: CATS in SPACE fly into orbit with their new EPIC single and VIDEO
    General CATS in SPACE, currently on tour promoting their chart-topping album Kickstart the Sun, have released their new (and also exclusive double A-side single).

    1,000,000 MILES is the third single to be taken from their epic double album, but it has a twist. The power ballad co-written by guitarist Greg Hart and vocalist Damien Edwards is currently going down a storm on their UK tour and will be launched with two versions on marbled grey 7” vinyl with the final two collector’s cards. In addition to the album version, there is also an incredible ‘duet version’ featuring Damien and the fabulous Julie Maguire aka ‘The Duchess’ from UK rockers ‘Space Elevator’.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, Nov 20 2022 @ 23:10 CST

    News: Jethro Tull finish work on their 23rd studio album
    Progressive Rock 16th Nov 2022: Jethro Tull have completed work on the recording of their 23rd studio album, following swift on the heels of their critically-acclaimed return earlier this year with ‘The Zealot Gene’, their first album in two decades.

    Ian Anderson checks in with the below:

    “We have been putting the finishing touches to the artwork for the album cover and wrapped up the recording and mixing a few weeks ago. Due to the usual long wait for vinyl pressing and manufacturing, we are scheduled for an Spring 2023 release but, during the weeks and months to come, you will be hearing more about the record and the various formats which will be available.

    It's a little too early just yet to tease you with titles, tracklists and content, but rest assured that it is all done and dusted as to mastering and the main elements of art and packaging. I hope you will like the concept and themes when I am ready to tell you more. It has been a long and tricky job to get the material recorded during a hectic schedule of touring in these last months. A day here, a day there and the odd burst of a few days together at some points along the way.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sun, Nov 20 2022 @ 11:35 CST

    Concerts: Cats in Space at Bury Met, Greater Manchester, UK, Nov. 28, 2022
    Concert Reviews

    I was stopped a few times before and after this astoundingly excellent gig by the Cats and there was only one real question people wanted to discuss: Why aren't Cats in Space playing much bigger venues? It's a great question. Is it because of the name as some posited? Is it because the band are of the older persuasion? Is it because of the lack of mainstream media support? Is it because their target audience is reluctant to venture out these days? Whatever the reason is there's absolutely no doubt that Cats in Space are one of the very best bands on the circuit right now.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Thu, Nov 03 2022 @ 14:27 CDT

    News: KEITH EMERSON Book 2nd Nov His life & legacy illustrated and celebrated
    Progressive Rock The Prog legend remembered by friends, family and colleagues, with exclusive and previously unseen photographs

    28th October 2022: The lavish, fully illustrated book in which family, friends, colleagues, and fans talk about the life, work and legacy of Keith Emerson will be widely available on what would have been Keith’s 78th birthday, November 2nd.

    There are two deluxe editions - the Classic, and the Signature which is signed by author Chris Welch and Aaron Emerson and comes with an exclusive art print portrait of Keith, a CD of an unheard interview, and sheet music of the very first piece of music composed by the then twelve-year-old Keith, titled “Quatermass Boogie Woogie.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Oct 28 2022 @ 18:56 CDT

    General Welcome to the new Empyre. UK rock band Empyre, who recently signed to Kscope, will release their new album Relentless on 31st March next year, with pre-orders available now HERE

    They now find themselves alongside the likes of TesseracT, The Pineapple Thief and Envy of None, on a label that has previously released albums from Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree and Tangerine Dream. ‘Joining the Kscope family of artists feels like a validation of us as songwriters. We have a sense of reassurance, and we’re proud to be a part of it.’ states Empyre frontman Henrik Steenholdt.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Oct 26 2022 @ 21:57 CDT

    News: RIVERSIDE announce new album ID.Entity and single/video I'm Done With You
    Progressive Rock Poland’s pioneering and leading Progressive Rock band RIVERSIDE finally return with a new studio album entitled “ID.Entity”, to be released via longtime international partners InsideOutMusic on January 20th, 2023.

    “ID.Entity”, the group’s 8th studio album was recorded and mixed in two studios - The Boogie Town Studio in Otwock with Pawe�' Marciniak and in Serakos studio in Warsaw with Magda and Robert Srzedniccy -, mastered by Robert Szyd�'o and produced by RIVERSIDE’s Mariusz Duda himself. The “ID.Entity” artwork (Front cover to be seen above!) was created by Polish artist Jarek Kubicki.

    Today, a first single off “ID.Entity” is being released via the track "I’m Done With You", which can also be seen here in a video-clip animated and directed by Thomas Hicks / HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, Oct 22 2022 @ 10:17 CDT

    News: Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard Genesis Publications preorder

    'We had balls and we were naive, in a good way. We just went out there, full throttle...' - Joe Elliott

    Genesis Publications is thrilled to announce the official pre-order for the first-ever anthology of Def Leppard, Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard, which began Tuesday October 18th, with a worldwide release date forthcoming in spring 2023. Part memoir, part scrapbook, Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard is the ultimate record of Def Leppard's legendary career. Available as both a hardback bookstore version as well as signed, limited Collector and Deluxe edition. For pre-orders, fans can visit:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Oct 19 2022 @ 22:52 CDT

    News: Skid Row UK tour starts this week + album out now


    Skid Row released their hugely acclaimed new album last Friday to massive global critical acclaim, with many publications hailing it as a spectacular comeback and one of the best rock albums of 2022.

    Watch the video for current single ‘Time Bomb’HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Oct 19 2022 @ 22:37 CDT

    Concerts: Live: Kick The Cat at Lark Hall, Albany NY 10/7/2022

    Chicago based fusion band Kick the Cat made a stop in Albany NY at the newly renovated Lark Hall for their second show of the tour on Friday night. It's not often these days that I discover a band that I love, but also get to see them live. The quartet came ready to play and tore into a number of tracks from their 2021 release "Gurgle".

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Tue, Oct 11 2022 @ 13:55 CDT

    News: Gandalf’s Fist announce Pre-Orders on 8th Album Widdershins
    Progressive Rock UK Prog-rock wizards, Gandalf’s Fist, have today announced details of their 8th full-length album, Widdershins, and have begun pre-orders on the title. The release marks their first full album following the hugely acclaimed 5-disc Clockwork Saga and is again a conceptual work, this time a collection of individually crafted songs, exploring the superstitious nature of human existence.

    Gandalf’s Fist front man/guitarist, Dean Marsh, commented: “We’re immensely proud of this album! It contains all the elements that make this band unique along with a fantastic collection of killer riffs, our best vocals yet and the longest song we’ve ever recorded! We really think this album captures the tone and feel of those ‘epic’ albums of the 70’s and 80’s and certainly allows fans, both old and new, to see this band firing on all cylinders!”

    The album, which can be pre-ordered HERE is available at a special discounted rate on digipak, as part of Limited T-Shirt bundles and a special deluxe collectors’ box during this pre-order phase.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Sep 26 2022 @ 18:01 CDT

    News: FROST* launch video for Skywards ahead of November 2022 UK tour dates
    Progressive Rock Frost* are set to hit the road in the UK later this year, for their much anticipated live-return. The band will be celebrating the release of their 2021 album ‘Day And Age’, and in advance of these tour they have launched a brand new video for the track ‘Skywards’. Watch it now HERE

    Jem Godfrey comments: “It will have been 5 years and 3 days since we last played in the UK when we go onstage in Wolverhampton on November 27th so we figured we’d do something special. To that end Craig Blundell has re-joined the band and we’ll be playing Milliontown, Black Light Machine, Hyperventilate and a few other classics from the repertoire to celebrate alongside a good chunk of the new album. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

    The full list of dates is as follows:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 21 2022 @ 20:13 CDT

    Concerts: Five Finger Death Punch and Megadeth at Jones Beach
    Heavy Metal

    The day was upon me, one I had looked forward to for weeks. In my busy single parenting life, one I’m sure a lot of you know, it’s hectic & crazy & hurried, I don’t get to hang out with my girlfriends quite like I used to. Amidst the anxiousness of awaiting a night out with them, I was waiting to see a good metal show, especially 5FDP, my gym buddies as I call them. I put them on and I can do more reps, go harder and go longer.

    Some of you may know I’m on the Monday night show on Sea of Tranquility’s Hudson Valley Squares, although because of my busy schedule I have slacked off on a bunch of episodes, hoping to change that soon.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Sep 16 2022 @ 15:40 CDT

    News: Cats in Space Kickstart The Sun tour with two shows supporting Blue Öyster Cult
    General It’s a busy autumn and winter ahead for UK Classic Rockers CATS in SPACE as they embark on their long awaited Kickstart The Sun tour starting on September 29th and going right through to Christmas.

    HOT NEWS just in, is that the band are also set to feature as special guests to rock legends BLUE ÖYSTER CULT on two dates in October.

    The CATS are currently riding the crest of a wave with their epic new double album Kickstart The Sun entering the UK National Rock Chart at number one and making the top twenty in three other national charts. All this, whilst gaining outstanding reviews in all of the leading music publications and, indeed, making Album of the Month in several of them. In Australia, the album spent five weeks at number one in the Sentinel Rock Chart and their last single Teenage Millionaires gained airplay on BBC Radio 2.

    Radio stations nationwide playing a large selection of tracks from the album have helped with unprecedented sales and, aided by support from the HMV music store chain with an exclusive vinyl release, Kickstart The Sun is set to be one of this year's most successful albums. A new and also exclusive double A-side single will also be released on vinyl during the tour, as the “Worldwide Mission” of CATS in SPACE continues to soar!
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 14 2022 @ 17:15 CDT

    News: HAKEN - 2023 European co-headline tour with Between The Buried & Me
    Progressive Metal Progressive rockers, Haken, are excited to announce a 2023 European co-headline tour with Between The Buried & Me, including support from Cryptodira. The ‘Island In Limbo’ tour will begin on the 21st February 2023, and will be the bands first European run since December 2019.

    Ross Jennings comments: "After three years away, and two cancelled tours due to the pandemic, our return to the European stage is going to feel very powerful indeed. We've missed all those familiar faces in the audience, and can't wait to welcome all the new fans to be part of the Haken live experience, too!

    With new material imminent, and a bunch of songs from 'Virus' still not performed live, we're super excited to put the set list together for this run. We are also ecstatic to reunite with our dear friends and progressive metal cohorts, 'Between the Buried and Me' as our co-headliners.

    The tour stops at some of our bucket list venues, including London's 'Shepherd's Bush Empire', which is set to be our biggest London show to date! What could be better than celebrating our musical journey so far at the ultimate homecoming venue?!"

    Tickets are on sale now (Scandinavia goes on sales tomorrow) and the full list of dates can be found below:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 14 2022 @ 17:09 CDT

    News: Glass Hammer Release Video for At The Gate
    Progressive Rock 'The Years Roll By' is the first of two music videos from the band's new concept album.

    The Years Roll By is the opening track on Glass Hammer's At The Gate concept album "set for release on October 7th, 2022.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sat, Sep 10 2022 @ 14:49 CDT

    News: Ayreon Announces 'Universal Migrator, Pt. I & 2' Reissue (2022 R
    Progressive Rock Ayreon and Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group will reissue Ayreon's Universal Migrator Pt 1 & 2 (2022 Remixed and Remastered) on 18th November. To celebrate the release, Ayreon has revealed the video for "Into the Black Hole" ft. Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden) HERE

    You can pre-order the album here
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Sep 07 2022 @ 20:02 CDT

    Past Articles

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    Wednesday, August 03

    · Glass Hammer Reveal Teaser Clip For AT THE GATE (0)

    Thursday, July 28

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    Wednesday, July 27

    · Smith/Kotzen announce brand new release - Better Days... And Nights (0)

    Wednesday, July 20

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    Friday, July 15

    · Skid Row 'Tear It Down' with new single & video (0)

    Saturday, July 09

    · Lillian Axe - First studio album in 10 years, first UK tour in 29 years (0)

    Friday, June 17

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    · Ginger Wildheart & The Sinners debut single ‘Wasted Times’ - UK tour (0)

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    · Francis Rossi - Tunes & ChatHuge 2023 - spoken word tour (0)

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    Saturday, April 09

    · Ginger Wildheart - The Pessimist’s Companion on 22nd April (0)

    Thursday, April 07

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    Monday, April 04

    · RAEL: The Music of Genesis, 4/2/2022 (0)

    Saturday, April 02

    · Lillian Axe: 3CD set Psalms For Eternity, plus new album announced (0)

    Tuesday, March 29

    · Nektar’s ‘Vinyl Sides Live’ Tour to kick off March 22 (0)

    Wednesday, March 16

    · New Jethro Tull Two-Volume Book Spin Me Back Down The Years! (0)
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    Thursday, February 24

    · The Pineapple Thief announce details of Give It Back (0)

    Saturday, February 19

    · Cats In Space: New single Poke The Witch and forthcoming Double Album (0)

    Tuesday, February 01

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    Wednesday, January 12

    · Envy Of None, the new band from Alex Lifeson (Rush) (0)

    Tuesday, November 09

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    Saturday, March 27

    · Molten Dials Up Some Hot Heavy Metal Sounds (0)

    Monday, March 01

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