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    News: Pain of Salvation Launch first single/video for ACCELERATOR from PANTHER
    Progressive Rock Album pre-order starting today!
    Firmly at the forefront of the progressive rock and metal scenes for nearly three decades now and one of modern rock’s most acclaimed live acts, Sweden’s Pain of Salvation return with a new studio album entitled “PANTHER”, due out August 28th, 2020 worldwide via InsideOutMusic.
    A first single and video (Directed by Lars Ardarve) off “PANTHER” is being debuted today. Check out the album’s opening track “ACCELERATOR” here:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jul 03 2020 @ 21:00 CDT

    Progressive Rock For nearly twenty years, Gazpacho have reigned as the kings of atmospheric and affective art rock. That’s certainly no small feat, as the subgenre is full of wonderfully moody, ornate, and emotional artists; yet, none of them manage to achieve the same level of exquisite baroque resonance and hypnotically introspective weight as the Norwegian sextet. As a result, they never fail to provide awe-inspiring examinations of the human condition, and their latest observation, Fireworker, is no exception. It is undoubtedly among their greatest achievements, as well as one of the most profound pieces of music you’ll hear in 2020.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jul 03 2020 @ 20:49 CDT

    News: Tim Bowness releases video and single, I’m Better Now
    Progressive Rock On August 28th, 2020, Tim Bowness will release his sixth solo album, “Late Night Laments”, on InsideOutMusic. The album offers a collection of lush, atmospheric songs with a wide lyrical scope marking the most intimate yet universal of Bowness’s solo releases. As a first track, Tim Bowness decided to release the unsettling yet accessible 'I’m Better Now’ (which presents an intriguing stylistic departure for Bowness).

    Bowness comments: 'In some ways 'I’m Better Now' represents the flipside of the title song from my previous album, “Flowers At The Scene”.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jul 03 2020 @ 20:44 CDT

    News: The Ocean reveals details for Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic
    Progressive Rock Launches first single, "Jurassic | Cretaceous" (feat. Katatonia's Jonas Renkse) On September 25th, The Ocean will release their 8th full-length, Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic, via Metal Blade Records (CD / digital) and the band's own Pelagic Records (vinyl). In 2018, The Ocean released Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic - the first half of a sprawling but superbly cohesive paleontology concept album. Now, the group is ready to release the eagerly-awaited concluding parts of the Phanerozoic journey.

    For a first preview of Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic, the new single, "Jurassic | Cretaceous" (featuring Katatonia's Jonas Renkse), can be heard at: - where the record can also be pre-ordered in the following formats:
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jul 03 2020 @ 20:40 CDT

    News: SONS OF LIBERTY, limited-edition re-issue of ANIMISM.


    • Orange vinyl
    • 180gsm
    • Gatefold Sleeve
    • Numbered 1-100
    • Signed by the band
    When sold out will be available in black vinyl only
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, Jul 01 2020 @ 22:22 CDT

    News: Tim Bowness announces August release for studio album Late Night Laments
    Progressive Rock On August 28th, 2020, Tim Bowness will release his sixth solo recording, “Late Night Laments”, on InsideOutMusic. The emotionally charged and tightly focused album offers a collection of lush, atmospheric songs with a wide lyrical scope making it the most intimate yet universal of Bowness’s solo releases.

    Mixed by his longtime partner in no-man, Steven Wilson, and mastered by Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout), the album - co-produced by Bowness and Brian Hulse - combines electronic soundscapes, acoustic instrumentation and unexpected rhythms. Richard Barbieri, Colin Edwin, Kavus Torabi and Evan Carson are amongst the guest musicians. The artwork is once again by the award-winning Jarrod Gosling.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jun 19 2020 @ 19:51 CDT

    News: Listen to the first track The Headlands from Steve Howe - Love Is
    Progressive Rock Release date 31st July

    15th June 2020: Legendary Yes guitarist Steve Howe has announced he is to release Love Is on 31st July through BMG Records. Love Is is Howe’s first solo album since the all-instrumental Time in 2011 and has a balance of five instrumental tracks and five songs.

    Hear the first track from the album - The Headlands
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jun 15 2020 @ 20:08 CDT

    News: The Tangent announce new album Auto Reconnaissance
    Progressive Rock The Tangent, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, are pleased to announce the release of their 11th studio album ‘Auto Reconnaissance’ on the 21st August 2020. The follow-up to 2018’s ‘Proxy’, sees them taking the band philosophy of celebrating the golden age of prog, whilst bringing it to the present and exploring new paths for the music to take in the future. On ‘Auto Reconnaissance’, they bend that philosophy to their will, taking in prog rock foot Stomping, sublime Jazz, humour, narrative, a modern R&B love song, funk/soul and a 28 minute long emotional epic about the band's home country of England.

    Andy comments: "I utterly refuse to accept that Progressive Rock Music is some kind of museum piece. It is actually a living and breathing movement that has a past, a present and above all, a future. It once had an album-chart-topping golden age, but the genre was never about that. It has subtly and virally kept itself alive for decades where many new musical genres have risen to glory and faded away."
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, Jun 05 2020 @ 23:34 CDT

    News: DUKES OF THE ORIENT, FREAKSHOW new album out 07.08.20
    Progressive Rock Pre-order link

    Includes the single THE MONITORS video

    Formed in 2017 by English vocalist/guitarist John Payne and American keyboard player Erik Norlander, the Prog AOR act Dukes Of The Orient are set to release their eagerly anticipated second album, ‘Freakshow’.

    "Working on this album has been a very cathartic experience,” states Payne. "The addition of Alex Garcia [guitar] and Frank Klepacki [drums] was a positive move for a more signature, cohesive sound. As with the previous album, we continue our rich analog keyboard approach layered with guitars by myself and Alex. Mixed and recorded on a traditional board with vintage outboard, we wanted to create an echo to the past and write songs with strong melodic content.”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jun 01 2020 @ 20:34 CDT

    Progressive Rock “Passionflower” now available on Spotify - Live online streaming show confirmed for 14th June.

    Kscope are pleased to announce the signing of acoustic singer-songwriter and virtuoso guitarist Jon Gomm.

    Working as an independent artist since the release of his debut album in 2003 marks the first time Jon has teamed together with a record label. He states, 'I’ve always been known as a fiercely independent artist, with whatever successes and failures all achieved by my own merit. In reality, it was a team, with my wife Natasha as my manager for over a decade. But when our daughter was born, something had to give, so she wisely quit.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Mon, Jun 01 2020 @ 20:27 CDT

    News: Dokken To Release The Lost Songs: 1978-1981
    Heavy Metal Watch/Listen to ‘Step Into The Light’ HERE

    Pre-orders available HERE

    It wasn’t always multi-platinum sales and stadium gigs for Dokken. There was a first-phase and there were early days, and it is those bold first steps to stardom which are celebrated comprehensively on Dokken’s The Lost Songs: 1978-1981album, out on August 28th2020 through Silver Lining Music.

    Featuring spectacular sleeve art by renowned US artist Tokyo Hiro (Motörhead, Motley Crüe), 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 endeavour 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, May 29 2020 @ 18:57 CDT

    News: Galahad - Late Spring News update
    Progressive Rock Welcome to the latest Galahad news update. In spite of the very strange times in which we live at the moment, we have been far from idle, so we just thought we’d send out an update to let people know what has been happening in the World of Galahad, together with information relating to future plans, releases etc..

    Several Galahad members have been keeping themselves busy writing and posting music on social media etc.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Sat, May 23 2020 @ 15:15 CDT

    News: LONELY ROBOT announce new album Feelings Are Good
    Progressive Rock Lonely Robot, the project masterminded by producer, guitarist and singer/songwriter John Mitchell (Kino, Frost*, Arena, It Bites), is set to release its fourth album ‘Feelings Are Good’ on July 17th, 2020, a fresh start following the conclusion of the ‘The Astronaut Trilogy’.

    John comments: “‘Feelings Are Good’ is a bit of a departure from the first three Lonely Robot albums or ‘The Astronaut Trilogy’ as it has now lovingly become known. On ‘Feelings Are Good’, I wanted to explore more personal themes and the songs are very much about individual experiences and narratives that I believe had been the cornerstones, good and bad, to my life. The long tall and short of it is that we’re back on planet Earth, and I have a personal lyrical axe to grind!”
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, May 13 2020 @ 16:32 CDT

    News: SIMON COLLINS new signing to Frontiers Music Srl
    Progressive Rock SIMON COLLINS new signing to Frontiers Music Srl

    Prog musician to release BECOMING HUMAN in autumn 2020

    Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the signing of the multi-talented Simon Collins for the release of his new album, ‘Becoming Human’, which is anticipated to be released in the autumn of 2020. Further information about the record will be made available over the summer months.

    Collins has been grappling with heady subjects while writing the album. He can spend hours discussing astronomy, cosmology and quantum physics, while he also loves a good conspiracy theory. However, the rollercoaster that we all face as we become human is the central focus of the album, and it is ultimately a conversation about surrender, renewal, uplift and mortality.
    Posted by Steven Reid on Wed, May 13 2020 @ 16:24 CDT

    News: Progressive rock act Notion Blue release The Son, the Liar and the Victor
    Progressive Rock Gabriel Chase writes:

    Connecticut-based prog rock trio "Notion Blue," comprised of Max Barbi (keys, synthesizer, vocals), Luke Chase (guitar, bass, vocals) and Gabe Chase (drums, percussion, vocals) released their debut concept album "The Son, The Liar, and The Victor" on Bandcamp on Friday, April 24. "The Son, the Liar, and The Victor" is a prog concept album in the tradition of Dream Theater's "Metropolis Part 2: Scenes from a Memory" and Neal Morse Band's "Similitude of a Dream" and it explores the life and times of Johnny Barbi, bandmate Max's brother, who died unexpectedly in 2018.

    The album can be streamed or downloaded in full here:

    Additionally, "The Son, The Liar, and The Victor" will be available on Itunes, Spotify, and other major streaming platforms on May 12.
    Posted by Pete Pardo on Wed, May 13 2020 @ 10:53 CDT

    Interviews: An Interview with Bill Kielty of O Zorn!
    Heavy Metal

    Sea of Tranquility Staff writer Carl Sederholm recently caught up with Bill Kielty (vocals / guitars) of O Zorn! The band’s first full-length album, Your Killer was released in March 2020.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Mon, May 04 2020 @ 23:42 CDT

    News: Armored Saint releases Isolation (Live from Isolation) video-digital
    Heavy Metal Armored Saint releases "Isolation (Live from Isolation)" video and digital single - a live re-recording of the classic track "Isolation"!

    Today (May 1st), Armored Saint has released a new video for their digital single "Isolation (Live from Isolation)" - a live re-recording of the classic track, "Isolation", which appeared on 1987's Raising Fear. This new version was recorded and filmed in April 2020 while all of the band members were quarantined at their homes in Los Angeles, CA. Watch and listen to "Isolation (Live from Isolation)" now HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, May 01 2020 @ 21:26 CDT

    News: Alcatrazz - Announce New Album 'Born Innocent'

    New Single“Polar Bear” Video

    ALCATRAZZ will release their brand new full-length, Born Innocent, via Silver Lining Music on July 31st; pre-orders now available HERE
    Posted by Steven Reid on Fri, May 01 2020 @ 21:10 CDT

    News: Joe Bonamassa - "A Conversation With Alice" (New Single)
    General This weekend sees the surprise launch of Joe Bonamassa’s official music video for his new single “A Conversation With Alice.”

    Recorded at the world famous Abbey Road Studios in January 2020, “A Conversation With Alice” is the first single taken from Joe’s forthcoming studio album released later this year.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Sun, Apr 19 2020 @ 23:09 CDT

    SoT Video: Ranking the Studio Albums: Be Bop Deluxe
    Progressive Rock Join host Pete Pardo as he ranks the short studio discography of British art/glam/prog rockers Be Bop Deluxe.

    Posted by Pete Pardo on Fri, Apr 17 2020 @ 11:34 CDT

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