segunda-feira, junho 27, 2016

Drum Legend Terry Bozzio Presents a Solo Musical Performance on World´s Largest Tuned Drum & Percussion Set on Forthcoming US Tour!

An Evening with TERRY BOZZIO US Tour 2016

Los Angeles, CA – Drum legend Terry Bozzio, known for his work with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, UK and his critically acclaimed solo ventures, celebrates his latest release "Terry Bozzio Composer Series" with "An Evening With Terry Bozzio" US tour! This will be a night of solo drumming and include compositions from throughout his career, as well as improvisation. It is by no means a clinic or a workshop. Enjoy an intimate evening of Terry Bozzio and his monster sculpture of a drum kit together in seated venues across the US.
"TERRY BOZZIO - An Evening of Solo Drum Music" is a unique, intense, dynamic, spiritualistic, melodic, orchestral, atmospheric, and musical performance on the largest tuned drum & percussion set in the world. Unless you have seen Terry, you have no idea what you are in for. Bozzio is an enigmatic, evocative, and engaging musician whose instrument just happens to be the drums. Terry Bozzio is able to accompany himself with bass note patterns and, at the same time, melodically solo on top with highly developed coordination skills to express a complete musical statement on the drum set alone. Drawing from jazz, classical, & ethnic percussion styles from around the world, Terry Bozzio is "a storyteller," able to weave a hypnotic spell over audiences and enthrall them with an eclectic experience filled with contrast, variety, intimacy, excitement, & passion.

"I'm looking forward to this extensive US tour in Aug-Nov 2016. I'll have some new pieces to play on my big kit & hopefully some surprises for you in this new show." - Terry Bozzio
Terry has had tremendous success with his last coast-to-coast North American tour, as well as his last two Terry Bozzio solo drum performance tours in Europe (2012 included his headline show at the Jazz Festival Frankfurt – the oldest jazz festival in the world – and 2013 which included sold out performances in Sweden, Germany, Eastern Europe, and France). Please note that this is not a bombastic 2 hour drum solo. This is MUSIC on drums, "an evening with Terry Bozzio." In most of Bozzio's works, he accompanies himself with bass lines while soloing over it melodically on the tuned toms. There is space, classical forms & structures, ambient electronic loops, and atmospheric percussion effects, as well as some exciting & fiery drumming that brings audiences to their feet!
"Terry Bozzio Composer Series" was released in Japan in the fall 2015! 59 Compositions, with 59 Paintings for each title on a 4 CD, 1 live performance/interview/drum setup DVD & Art Booklet in a Vinyl Sized Package! (On the Ward Records Label). For those of you who may have seen Terry on tour, the house music he played was only some of this material! Terry has been composing in & beyond all genres for several decades: Classical, Fusion, Electronic, Ambient, Rock & Jazz!

Terry just finished a sold out Tokyo show called "The History of Terry Bozzio", w/ a Japanese All-Star Band, filmed for TV Broadcast and an upcoming DVD (Oct. release - Ward Records). He performed and sung tunes from his past recordings w/ Zappa, Beck, UK, Missing Persons, Bozzio Levin Stevens, Brecker Bros. & Billy Sheehan! Terry plans to mount this show in Europe & the US in future.

Just Released: the Brecker Bros. Heavy Metal Bebop Reunion Band 2CD set from a live concert at Club Citta in Kawasaki, w/ original members. (Ward Records)

"An Evening with Terry Bozzio" US Tour 2016
*Celebrating the release of "Terry Bozzio Composer Series" CD Box Set*

August 14, 2016 US-AZ-Phoenix, MIM Music Theater
August 19, 2016 US-CO-Denver, Soiled Dove
August 20, 2016 US-CO-Denver, Soiled Dove
August 23, 2016 US-OK-Tulsa, The Vanguard
August 26, 2016 US-TX-Fort Worth, McDavid Studio
August 28, 2016 US-TX-Austin, One World Theater
September 03, 2016 US-GA-Atlanta, City Winery
September 04, 2016 US-AL-Birmingham, Saturn
September 07, 2016 US-MO-St. Louis, 2720 Cherokee  
September 08, 2016 US-MO-Springfield, Nathan P. Murphy´s  
September 11, 2016 US-TN-Nashville, City Winery
September 15, 2016 US-FL-Orlando, Plaza Live
September 16, 2016 US-FL-Largo, Largo Cultural Center  
September 19, 2016 US-NC-Raleigh, The Pour House Music Hall
September 20, 2016 US-DC-Washington, D.C., Hamilton´s
September 22, 2016 US-PA-Philadelphia, World Café
September 23, 2016 US-PA-New Hope, Havana
September 25, 2016 US-NY-New York City, City Winery
September 27, 2016 US-CT-Stafford Springs, Stafford Palace Theater
September 28, 2016 US-NY-Kingston, Woodstock Music Lab
September 29, 2016 US-MA-Fall River, Narrows Center for the Arts
October 03, 2016 US-MI-Detroit, The Token Lounge
October 10, 2016 US-IL-Chicago, City Winery
October 11, 2016 US-WI-Milwaukee, Shank Hall
October 13, 2016 US-MN-Minneapolis, The Dakota  
October 18, 2016 US-WA-Seattle, The Triple Door
October 19, 2016 US-OR-Portland, Doug Fir Lounge
October 20, 2016 US-OR-Eugene, WOW Theater
October 23, 2016 US-CA-Oakland, Yoshi´s
(more dates to be announced)

Terry Bozzio's Official Drum Tech: Michel Weekhout

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sábado, junho 25, 2016

Tank – “Make a Little Time” video

British heavy metal legend TANK released today the first video from their most recent and also one of their best-selling studio albums, "Valley of Tears". "Make a Little Time" was filmed in the desert hills just outside the town of Mojacar in Southern Spain and the production was handled by MGV Productions. You can stream the video in THIS location.

Cliff Evans comments: "We didn't want to make the usual low budget, derelict warehouse style video that so many bands seem to go for these days so in order to do the song justice we decided to find a more interesting location. We contacted Dale Webb at MGV and he found the ideal backdrop that provided the essential vibe that goes so well with the song. Unusually for this part of Spain the weather was stormy and overcast but that added a great atmosphere to the performance. The video really captures the raw energy but also the laid back side of the band.
We like nothing better than playing our own brand of rock 'n' roll and drinking beer together!"
Mick Tucker adds:  "We're so pleased with the amazing response that we've had for our 'Valley of Tears' album which was released at the end of last year. We wanted to portray the songs visually so we decided to invest in making a couple of top quality videos for our fans to enjoy and share the experience of what we're doing. We only had one day to film everything we needed so it was hard work but we had plenty of cold Estrella beer close to hand to keep us going."
A second video filmed for the title track of the album "Valley of Tears" is scheduled for release later this summer.
"Valley Of Tears", the most recent album by the British heavy metal legend TANK, was released in late September 2015. It is their first album release featuring the amazing vocal talents of former Dragonforce frontman ZP Theart. The vocalist injected new energy and inspiration into the band since joining them in 2013 and now it's time to capture this sound on the new record! To complement ZP's vocals TANK now have one of the best rhythm sections in metal: Bobby Schottkowski, formerly drumming with Sodom and current Blind Guardian member - Barend Courbois on bass. Together with Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitars they ready to take another big step forward in the evolution of TANK and make another metal album of great quality that will surely stand the test of time.
The band's last two releases 'War Machine' and 'War Nation' (both released on Metal Mind Productions) were two of their bestselling albums and featured amazing performances from former Rainbow/Malmsteen and current Schenker vocalist - Doogie White. "Valley of Tears" is heading in a much heavier direction and as always will be driven to the max by their trademark Gibson Les Paul/Marshall stack wall of sound. The album was produced by Phil Kinman.
Tank – line-up:
Cliff Evans – guitars
Mick Tucker – guitars
ZP Theart (Dragonforce) – vocals
Bobby Schottkowski (Sodom) – drums
Barend Courbois (Blind Guardian) – bass guitar
TANK – official website:


FATES WARNING - Launch next song off "Theories Of Flight" album via guitar play through video on Guitar World website!

In light of the upcoming July 1st release date for the much anticipated 12th studio album, "Theories Of Flight", by U.S. Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING, a new song is being debuted today via a play through video on the website of Guitar World Magazine.
Check out the track "White Flag" in a clip (with full studio album sound), which doesn't only feature multi-angle cams of guitarist and songwriter Jim Matheos, but also showcases the guest lead guitar parts by longtime FW member Frank Aresti and by recent FW live-guitarist Mike Abdow, here:

A complimentary drum and bass play through clip for the same track featuring a special audio mix will be available separately in the coming weeks too.
FATES WARNING's Jim Matheos checked in to comment about the song as follows:
"With "White Flag" I wanted to do something a bit heavier then what we've done in the recent past, but also to feature counterpoint type guitar parts, where the guitars are playing around and in between each other rather than in strict unison throughout. I also wanted to provide solo spots for Frank Aresti and Mike Abdow. Their contributions are one of the highlights in the song for me."

Previously, FATES WARNING launched a lyric-video designed by Cloud Music Typography for the impressive album opening track, "From The Rooftops", here: 

 An album teaser clip, featuring footage by Dennis Hlynsky entitled 'Feeding The Gulls', introducing excerpts of all songs was launched here:

The album is available for pre-order at the IOM webshop here: 


 FATES WARNING - Theories Of Flight
1. From The Rooftops 
2. Seven Stars
3. SOS
4. The Light And Shade Of Things
5. White Flag
6. Like Stars Our Eyes Have Seen
7. The Ghosts Of Home
8. Theories Of Flight
In addition to Standard CD and Digital Download, a limited 2CD version of the album (and also an Import Double Vinyl) will include an acoustic bonus-disc with the following tracks:
Acoustic Bonus tracks:
1. Firefly
2. Seven Stars
3. Another Perfect Day
4. Pray Your Gods (Toad The Wet Sprocket cover)
5. Adela (Joaquin Rodrigo cover)
6. Rain (Uriah Heep cover)

Theories Of Flight" comes packaged with artwork created by Michigan artist Graceann Warn /
Performed by the core line-up that returned to form with 2013's acclaimed "Darkness In A Different Light" release (Guitarist Jim Matheos, vocalist Ray Alder, bassist Joey Vera, and drummer Bobby Jarzombek),"Theories Of Flight" was produced by Jim Matheos and mixed/mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Haken, etc.). 
Ray Alder - Vocals
Jim Matheos - Guitars
Joey Vera - Bass
Bobby Jarzombek - Drums
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Winter Crescent a Greek prog metal band with a Brazilian Singer

After a long time in research of a singer , Winter Crescent finally found a singer. His name is Fabio Nunes and he is from Brazil. Furthermore , the band is already in the studio composing vocal lines for their upcoming album that is already recorded. You can listen how his voice sounds like in a re recorded version of a song from their first EP here

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sexta-feira, junho 24, 2016

GEMINI SYNDROME Announce Sophomore Album Memento Mori

Band Releases 360° Music Video for New Track 'Anonymous'
US Headlining Tour w/Stitched Up Heart & 9ELECTRIC

Gemini Syndrome have announced that they will release their new album,Memento Mori, on August 19th via Another Century. The alternative Hard Rock outfit will continue to push the envelope both musically and thematically on the upcoming record, which is the follow up to their 2013 debut Lux. Memento Mori, which was produced by the legendary father/son duo of Kane and Kevin Churko, is a direct successor to Lux in a three part trilogy; with the latter being a representation of birth, and the former acting a reminder of life.

Brian Medina (drums) comments on the meaning of the album title and artwork (which can be found below), stating,

"The title of the new album, Memento Mori, essentially means 'Remember, We Die'. The artwork is designed to show the different layers of our physical and spiritual form going through the phases of disintegration, ending in the release of the soul."

Last week the band also announced that Daniel Sahagún (guitar) and Charles Lee Salvaggio (guitar) had joined the group. In addition to both men joining the band's touring lineup, they are also featured on the new record.

MEMENTO MORI - Pre-Order Links:


Track Listing:
1. Anonymous
2. Remember We Die
3. Zealot
4. Gravedigger
5. On Point
6. La Devastante Veritá
7. Sorry Not Sorry
8. Eternity
9. Alive Inside
10. Inception
11. Lucido Somnium
12. Say Goodnight
13. Awaken
14. Ordo ab Chao
15. Brought To Light

Speaking on the writing process for Memento Mori in comparison to Lux, Medina also states,

"With Lux, we were a new band. It was our first raw expression of us as a group. Now we've gone through things like switching record labels and replacing band members, and the whole experience has strengthened us as a unit. We have a new sense of determination and feel that Memento Mori shows us delivering on a higher level in every aspect."
Gemini Syndrome have released the first offering from Memento Mori, the hard hitting track 'Anonymous'. The song is a direct response to the war on mental freedom being waged by divisive elements, from the media to politics, with the goal being to protect the sovereignty of our mind and spirit. The virtual reality 360° music video directed by Brian Cox (found below) offers a unique and immersive viewing experience. Fans watching the video using their smartphones or any other device with VR capabilities will be able manipulate the camera angle, allowing them to view it from multiple perspectives.

In support of the release of Memento Mori, Gemini Syndrome have announced the first leg of their upcoming US headlining tour, which is slated to start on July 13th in Salt Lake City. Joining the band are fellow Los Angeles based rock groups and Another Century labelmates Stitched Up Heart and 9ELECTRIC. The first set of dates can be found below, with more to be announced soon.

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Unified Past Confirmed For The 2017 (RoSfest) Rites of Spring Festival

Melodic Revolution Records is proud to announce that Unified Past has
been confirmed to play the 14th Annual Rites of Spring Festival.

According to a posting on the festival website, US band UNIFIED PAST
signed for RoSfest 2017
We're excited to announce that veteran US band Unified Past will be
the second band to play on Saturday at ROSfest 2017. This New
York-based band formed in 1998, with roots going back to early 1990′s
band Labyrinth. Although the band was originally aligned towards a
progressive metal-oriented sound with inspiration from bands like
Rush, in the last few years their style has morphed due to a changing
line-up. These days, veteran members Stephen Speelman (guitars,
keyboards) and Victor Tassone (drums) have been joined by Dave
Mickelson (bass) and Phil Naro (vocals).

Cue the band's seventh album "Shifting the Equilibrium," released on
US label Melodic Revolution Records in 2015. The bite of progressive
metal is still present, with traces of bands such as Rush and possibly
even Dream Theater, but it's now paired with sounds of a more vintage
nature that could be compared to bands like Yes. With the excellent
lead vocals of Phil Naro as the proverbial icing on the cake,
"Shifting the Equilibrium" has been a true-to-life game changer for
this band.

Unified Past is a veteran act that has transformed in the last couple
years from relative obscurity into a group that could really be going
places, and we're sure that they are one of the bands that will make a
really strong impression at RoSfest in 2017. We were surprised and
amazed by their latest album, and we're certain that this fantastic
group will surprise and amaze us all on stage as well!

Unified Past:
Phil Naro: Vocals
Stephen Speelman: Vocals, Guitar & Keys
Dave Mickelson: Bass
Victor Tassone: Drums
Jason Hanley: Keyboards

Unified Past Official Website:
Unified Past Facebook:
MRR Profile Page:

In related News: Jason Hanley will make his debut with Unified Past
who will be performing live with Special Guest The Galactic Cowboy
Orchestra on August 11th at The Westcott Theater in Syracuse, NY.
Other live dates are in the works, stay tuned for more news!
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terça-feira, junho 21, 2016

Ghost Toast - Gordius music video

Ghost Toast's new video for the song Gordius is ready, and we would be really happy if you could share it on your site!

About Ghost Toast:
Ghost Toast formed in Debrecen, Hungary in 2008. We play instrumental progressive rock/metal music which is also heavily influenced by movie soundtracks and electronic music as well.
So far two albums have been produced "by ourselves", meaning that the recording and mixing/mastering work was all done at the comfort of our own homes: Toast in the Shell from 2011, and There is no En...was completed in 2013.
About the song and the video:
We are currently working on our third album, which is so far untitled, but two songs are already completed, and for one of them a video was shot recently. The song called Gordius. We have used two projectors in a concert room to project the video material we usually use at our live shows right at ourselves, thus giving some insight into what our live acts look like.
Interesting fact about the projected video material is that it was compiled from many (30+, in fact) clips from videos available on the internet, created by various artists and amateurs, distributed under the Creative Commons licence - which enables us to use them, of course with proper credits in place.
The song itself got its title from its musical diversity, but during the creation of the video material we realized that the idea of human complexity is very appropriate for it as a general theme, thus it became the concept of the projected videos used during the shooting.


Jazz-Fusion Legends BRAND X Reunite To Tour U.S. Fall 2016/Spring 2017!

NYC - Legendary Jazz-Rock-Fusion band BRAND X has reunited and is preparing to celebrate their reunion with a Fall 2016/Spring 2017 U.S. tour, including a headline performance at Progtoberfest in Chicago on October 21st. Also on this initial run will be shows in Milwaukee, Detroit, Cleveland and Boston to name a few.
BRAND X are recognized as true musical pioneers, as they helped create an entire musical genre and influenced a broad spectrum of musicians and bands, from Phish to Dream Theatre. They are unrivaled in their creativity, originality and approach. Their contemporaries include bands such as Weather Report, Headhunters, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jaco Pastorious and Chick Corea, all crafting a unique blend of Jazz, Rock, and Ethic influences now widely known by fans worldwide as Fusion.
Many claim it's BRAND X's unique combination of masterful chops mixed with their childlike melodies that make so special. Some musicians play from inside their own world, but John Goodsall, Percy Jones, Kenwood Dennard and the guys from BRAND X play from their own universe!

REUNION: After years of rumors of a potential reunion, it is finally happening. Three of the four main members came together recently in New York, and according to sources present at the rehearsals, listening to them play was " traveling back in time to the legendary 'Livestock' album – there was no question this was BRAND X! Their sound was uncannily identical to the BRAND X of 'Livestock' – and that in itself speaks volumes" 


* John Goodsall (Guitars): Original BRAND X guitarist says, "It's a better version now. We're all a lot more experienced – a lot more skilled… And that goes for every one of us."

* Percy Jones (Bass): Original BRAND X bassist says, "This music takes us back to a certain space – which was really cool. I wasn't sure I'd ever feel that feeling again – and yet here it is!"

* Kenwood Dennard (Drums): Original BRAND X drummer who's also played with Sting and Jaco Pastorious says, "When we used to play this music, it felt eternal. We used to get into a zone where it felt so deep. Now that's exactly how it felt again."

* Chris Clark (Keyboards): Formerly of John Entwistle Band (The Who), and Richie Cannata's Band (Billy Joel).
* Scott Weinberger (Percussionist): Sessions with Adrian Belew, and live with The Security Project (Jerry Marotta, formerly of Peter Gabriel and Trey Gunn formerly of King Crimson) 

The reunited BRAND X will be performing material from their first three albums on these initial tours in October and November 2016. 

"Unorthodox Behaviour" was a superb debut album. Members Percy Jones, Phil Collins, Morris Pert, John Goodsall and Robin Lumley had been doing sessions for Brian Eno, and banded together for this initial release.

"Moroccan Roll": Surprises everyone by hitting #37 in the UK charts. Experimenting with some Eastern tonalities, including a shimmering Sitar played by Goodsall on "Sun In The Night", BRAND X create an uncanny masterpiece – a fusion album with melodies. Percussionist Morris Pert now joins the band, and manages to bang on everything including a few kitchen sinks. Robin Lumley's "Disco Suicide" is as catchy as it is clever. Percy Jones galloping "Malaga Virgen" races with furious Bass and Drums – and remains a show-stopper live. 

"Livestock": A true live album in every sense of the word. Recorded at gigs at Hammersmith Odeon and Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, it shows that band at their most mature with finesse and macho chops rarely heard live. Robin Lumley has stated that the entire Livestock album was mixed in one day with absolutely no overdubs. 

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segunda-feira, junho 20, 2016

Status Quo - Aquostic II - One More For The Road

Status Quo are pleased to announce Aquostic II - One More For The Road, a "bigger and better" follow-up to the original album. 

Out October 21 2016, the new collection includes 'In The Army Now', 'Hold You Back', 'Roll Over Lay Down', 'Ice in The Sun' and more, as well as three brand new exclusive tracks.

To celebrate, Quo will also play an aquostic set at BBC Radio 2's Festival In A Day in London's Hyde Park on September 11 2016.  Tickets are on sale now from

(Official Aquostic II artwork coming soon...)

"The first album was a joy to make and the fans loved it.  The new album is more than a follow- up, these songs deserve this attention and we've loved getting properly reacquainted with them, Everything about 'Aquostic II (One More For The Road)' is bigger and better." - Francis Rossi

"If the 'Aquostic' album was the hors d'oeuvres, this is the main course! We can't wait for people to hear the new material, and what better way than with a massive show for the BBC in Hyde Park?" - Rick Parfitt


OCT 12 - Gasometer, Vienna, Austria
OCT 13 - Wörtherseehalle, Klagenfurt, Austria
OCT 15 - Hallestadion, Zurich, Switzerland
NOV 10 - BC Arena, Hamburg, Germany
NOV 11 - Arena, Liepzig, Germany
NOV 12 - Dreilanderhalle, Passau, Germany
NOV 14 - Max-Schmeling-Halle, Berlin, Germany
NOV 15 - Messehalle, Erfurt, Germany
NOV 17 - Stadthalle, Rostock, Germany
NOV 18 - Nordseehalle, Emden, Germany
NOV 19 - Lanxess Arena, Cologne, Germany
NOV 21 - Jahrunderthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
NOV 22 - Brose Arena, Bamberg, Germany
NOV 24 - Konigspilsner Arena, Oberhausen, Germany
NOV 25 - Swiss Life Hall, Hanover, Germany
NOV 26 - Stadhalle, Magdeburg, Germany
NOV 29 - Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany
NOV 30 - Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
DEC 2 - Heineken Music Hall, Amsterdam, Netherlands
DEC 4 - Zenith, Paris, France
DEC 8 - Arena, Nottingham, UK
DEC 9 - BIC, Bournemouth, UK
DEC 11 - The O2, London, UK
DEC 13 - Centre, Brighton, UK
DEC 14 - Arena, Cardiff UK
DEC 16 - Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham, UK
DEC 17 - First Direct Arena, Leeds, UK
DEC 19 - Arena, Manchester, UK
DEC 20 - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, UK
DEC 22 - Arena, Newcastle, UK
DEC 23 - Arena, Liverpool, UK
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RIVERSIDE - Special 5.1 mix edition of "Love, Fear and the Time Machine"; album in July; Nominations for Progressive Music Awards 2016!

Polish prog masters RIVERSIDE are pleased to announce the release of a 5.1 mix version of their current album "Love, Fear and the Time Machine" (2015). This special edition of the band's latest, much acclaimed 6th studio album will be released worldwide via the band's longtime label partner InsideOutMusic worldwide on July 22nd, 2016 as CD+DVD Digipak with slightly modified artwork (see front cover by Travis Smith above!) with the following tracklisting:


RIVERSIDE - "Love, Fear and the Time Machine - Hi-Res Stereo and 5.1 Surround Mix"
Disc 1 / CD (60:32):

 "Love, Fear and the Time Machine" Album:
1. Lost (Why Should I Be Frightened By a Hat?)  (05:51)
2. Under the Pillow (06:47)
3. #Addicted (04:52)
4. Caterpillar and the Barbed Wire (06:56)
5. Saturate Me (07:08)
6. Afloat (03:11)
7. Discard Your Fear (06:42)
8. Towards the Blue Horizon (08:09)
9. Time Travellers (06:41)
10. Found (The Unexpected Flaw of Searching)  (04:03)
Dis 2 / DVD-AV (96:35);

"Love, Fear and the Time Machine" Album:
1. Lost (Why Should I Be Frightened By a Hat?)  (05:51)
2. Under the Pillow (06:47)
3. #Addicted (04:52)
4. Caterpillar and the Barbed Wire (06:56)
5. Saturate Me (07:08)
6. Afloat (03:11)
7. Discard Your Fear (06:42)
8. Towards the Blue Horizon (08:09)
9. Time Travellers (06:41)
10. Found (The Unexpected Flaw of Searching)   (04:03)
"Day Session":
1. Heavenland (04:59)
2. Return (06:49)
3. Aether (08:43)
4. Machines (03:53)
5. Promise (02:43)
"Video Clips":
1. Love (Trailer)  (01:38)
2. Fear (Trailer)   (01:58)
3. Time Machine (Trailer) (01:07)
4. Found (Video Clip) (04:06)
The bonus DVD is a hybrid disc (DVD-AV), which has a DVD-Audio and a DVD-Video session on the same disc. 
The DVD-A portion (audio only!) contains the main album and "Day Session" as high resolution 24bit lossless stereo versions as well as the main album as MLP lossless 24bit 5.1 surround version.
The DVD-V portion contains the main album and the "Day Session" as high resolution 24bit lossless stereo versions as well as the main album as high resolution 24bit DTS 5.1 surround version and 4 videos (The 3 album teasers and the promotional video clip for "Found").
RIVERSIDE commented as follows about the upcoming release:
"We had never been in favor of releasing our albums in 5.1 until we recorded LFTM. It's our best sounding release and we thought it would be an interesting experience to hear it in a new version. And so the thoughts have materialized, Bruce Soord has done a brilliant job and I'm fairly sure you're going to like the new sound of LFTM."
As last communicated, RIVERSIDE's founding member and guitarist Piotr Grudziński tragically and unexpectedly passed away of natural causes on February 21st, 2016.
RIVERSIDE recently issued the following comprehensive update in regards to their activities:
"In our statement we wrote that we had decided to cancel all concerts confirmed for this year and that hasn't changed, RIVERSIDE won't play any gigs this year. But we are going ahead with our other plans for 2016.
Many months ago, before Piotr died, we made a plan to release one of our albums in 5.1 in the early summer of 2016 and a compilation of our instrumental tracks in the autumn of 2016. We also have individual plans and guest appearances with other musicians. Our biography has been in the making for over two years and it will be published towards the end of this year - we just didn't expect that it would contain an additional chapter and that its character would change.
We've always been like a family, we have stuck together and always taken care of that bond both on and off the stage. We have also said many times that we have the best fans in the whole world. Our band wouldn't exist without you, without your commitment and all the emotional links that have been created between us over the years. Your reactions and support we have received from you have surpassed our most daring expectations. We'd like to thank you for that from the bottom of our hearts."
In other news, UK's Prog Magazine has announced that RIVERSIDE are nominated in two categories for this year's Progressive Music Awards. Their song "Towards the Blue Horizon" is nominated in the "Anthem" category and RIVERSIDE are nominated in the "Band/Artist Of The Year" category.
The awards are held on September 1st, 2016 and further details as well as voting options can be found
RIVERSIDE music samples for "Love, Fear and the Time Machine":
"Time Travellers (Single Version)" lyric video:
 "Found (The Unexpected Flaw of Searching)" video:
"Discard Your Fear" lyric-video:
"Love" (First album trailer):
"Fear" (Second album trailer):
"Time Machine" (Third album trailer):
Upon release, "Love, Fear and the Time Machine" entered the sales charts in various countries with the following highest positions: Germany: # 18, The Netherlands: # 4, Poland: # 1, Switzerland: # 25, Austria: # 58, UK: # 67, France: # 98, Finland # 31, Belgian Top 200 Wallonia: # 51, Belgian Top 200 Flemish: # 73 and USA Heatseekers Charts: # 7.
Previous formats of "Love, Fear and the Time Machine" can be ordered here:

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Mahavishnu Orchestra Violin Legend JERRY GOODMAN Releases A Brand New Collection Of New And Rare Recordings!

Los Angeles, CA - Jerry Goodman is simply one of the most unique and explosive talents the rock world has ever seen: a violin player trained in classical music with an ear for jazz and the attitude and looks of a true rock n' roller! Known for his work with Chicago-based prog fusion band The Flock and John McLaughlin's Mahavishnu Orchestra as well as studio sessions with everyone from Hall & Oats to Styx, Goodman deftly combined his influences into a vibrant musical vision all his own. Now, Goodman is set to release a thrilling new collection, the first to appear under his own name since 1988, called Violin Fantasy and scheduled to street July 1 courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records! This incredible album includes 2 never before heard instrumentals, "In The Realm Of The Netherworld" and the title track, "Violin Fantasy," as well as brilliant cover versions of classic rock staples such as "Enter Sandman," "Don't Stop Believin'," "Eye Of The Tiger," "The Final Countdown" and many more! Also included are selections from the star-studded Fusion Syndicate project featuring keyboardist Rick Wakeman and the equally big-named Prog Collective featuring King Crimson bassist Tony Levin and Yes's Billy Sherwood. This one-of-a-kind collection is sure to please longtime fans of this gifted instrumentalist and will stand as a testament to Goodman's hugely influential musical legacy.

Track List:
1. Enter Sandman
2. In The Realm Of The Netherworld
3. Dream Weaver (Alternate Mix) with Nektar
4. Baba O'Riley (Alternate Mix)
5. Violin Fantasy
6. The Laws Of Nature with Tony Levin & Billy Sherwood
7. Rock On
8. In The Air Tonight
9. Don't Stop Believin'
10. Random Acts Of Science with Rick Wakeman
11. Eye Of The Tiger
12. The Final Countdown

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HAKEN announce North America "Affinitour" dates

London-based progressive metal band Haken have just completed the European leg of their "Affinitour" in support of their latest release 'Affinity'.  Now they are pleased to announce the North America tour for this Fall.  The tour kicks off in Chicago, IL on Aug. 30th and concludes in Portland, OR on Sept. 21st. The group will also make a stop at major US festival ProgPower in Atlanta, on Sept 10th.   New Jersey Prog outfit Thank You Scientist join the group on this 17 date trek.

The band had this to say about the upcoming tour: 
"After last year's success in North America, we've been eager to get back and play to our amazing fans over there and also travel to new territory in Texas, Arizona and the west coast. To make things even more exciting, we're taking one of our favourite bands out with us - Thank You Scientist. If you haven't heard these guys, you've been missing out!"
North America Tour Dates w/Thank You Scientist
Aug.30: Chicago, IL - Reggie's
Aug.31: Niagra Falls, NY - Rapid's Theater
Sept.1: Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Sept. 2: Montreal, QC - Club Soda
Sept.3: Quebec City, QC - L'Imperial
Sept.4: Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
Sept.6: New York, NY - Marlin Room
Sept.7: Philadelphia. PA - Founday
Sept.8: Frederick, MD - Café 611
Sept.9: Canal Club - Richmond, VA
Sept.10: ProgPower USA - Atlanta, GA
Sept.13: Gas Monkey Bar & Grill - Dallas, TX
Sept.14: Rockbox - San Antonio, TX
Sept.16: Joe's Grotto - Phoenix, AZ
Sept.17: Complex - Los Angeles, CA
Sept.20: El Corazon - Seattle, WA
Sept.21: Ash Street Saloon - Portland, OR

'Affinity' has been receiving great reactions from press; find a selection of them below:

"dextrous prog metal with retro pizzazz and roller-coaster riffs" - PROG Magazine

"Affinity proves what a unique and spellbinding band Haken are" - Metal Hammer 8/10

"inescapable melodic hooks and absorbing textures" - Total Guitar 4/5

"Affinity will be hailed as one of the landmarks of 2016 and beyond." - Powerplay 9/10

You can now order the album at these links: 

The band has also previously launched videos for the tracks "Earthrise", "The Endless Knot" and "Initiate".


The full track-listing for the album is as follows:
1. affinity.exe [1:24]       
2. Initiate [4:16]
3. 1985 [9:09]
4. Lapse [4:44]
5. The Architect [15:40]
6. Earthrise [4:48]
7. Red Giant [6:06]
8. The Endless Knot [5:50]
9. Bound By Gravity [9:29]

Recorded during the winter months of 2015, 'Affinity' marks a new approach to the song-writing process for Haken, as vocalist Ross Jennings explains; "It is the most collaborative we have ever been on an album. We wanted to develop and expand our sound by having every member contribute initial ideas from the very beginning of the process. It naturally takes longer to filter through the mass of material and fit it all together coherently, but this approach has helped to create something completely fresh whilst maintaining the core elements of Haken's sound."

The band once again called upon Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Between The Buried And Me) for mixing and mastering duties. "He is a wizard in this department! We are always confident his mix will bring out the best from our performance and this is no exception," remarks keyboardist Diego Tejeida.

Like much of Haken's previous music, 'Affinity' is full of surprises and 'The Architect', the album's centrepiece, is no exception. Blasting through a dizzying array of instrumental insanity coupled with down-tempo atmospheric tenuity, Haken welcomes friend and Leprous frontman Einar Solberg mid-song for a spot of guest vocals! Just one of many twists and turns throughout this 60-minute musical lobotomy, Haken's 'Affinity' will open up a new dimension in this UK sextet's trajectory.

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King King announce November UK tour with Broken Witt Rebels


Award-winning Blues Rock band King King announce in association with
Manhaton Records and The Gig Cartel, a nationwide UK tour during
November 2016 with very special guests Broken Witt Rebels. All tickets
are priced £20. Planet Rock will run a 48-hour ticket pre-sale from
Wednesday 22nd June. Tickets will then go on sale from Friday June
24th from the 24 Hour Box Office: 0844 478 0898 and can be booked
online from

Having scored three radio hit singles on Planet Rock with the songs
Crazy, Hurricane, and most recently, Rush Hour, King King received a
nomination for Best New Band at the 2015 Classic Rock Awards. King
King followed up with a UK arena tour supporting Thunder that was
highlighted at a packed concert at London's Wembley Arena, and, as a
result, won them over a raft of new fans. Click here for the Planet
Rock pre-sale page -

In the last six months, the buzz around self-released, Birmingham
blues rock band Broken Witt Rebels has reached a deafening roar. So
much so that the band have rushed out their latest single, Guns, to
capitalize on fan-driven interest. The official video for Guns has
generated almost 500,000 YouTube hits.

"We're determined to take King King to new heights," says the band's
lead singer and guitarist Alan Nimmo. "We enjoy winning over new fans
who've discovered us for the very first time. We're also excited to
have Broken Witt Rebels supporting us on our November tour, as they
are a fine example of how a young rock group can connect to their rock
and blues influences and still make it sound fresh and exciting."
Click here for the official UK tour press page and downloadable hi res
photos -

To coincide with the November tour, King King are pleased to announce
the release of a new live album that will be released on CD and
digital download in October. The album will include the full audio
from a storming live concert in Glasgow, plus exclusive DVD filmed at
the Holmfirth Picturedrome.


Brighton Old Market – Wed 9th
Norwich Waterfront – Thu 10th
Southampton 1865 – Fri 11th
Frome Cheese & Grain – Thu 17th
Bilston Robin 2 – Fri 18th
Cardiff Tramshed – Sat 19th
Exeter Phoenix – Sun 20th
Aberdeen Lemon Tree – Thu 24th
Edinburgh Queens Hall – Fri 25th
Chester Live Rooms – Sat 26th
Clitheroe Grand – Sun 27th
Islington Assembly – Tue 29th
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The Neal Morse Band To Release New Live CD/DVD Set “Alive Again” - August 5, 2016

Nashville, TN - Much to the excitement of Prog fans worldwide, The Neal Morse Band will be releasing a new live 2CD/DVD set and Blu-ray on August 5, 2016 titled "Alive Again." Riding on the tremendous success of their breakthrough album, "The Grand Experiment," The Neal Morse Band set out on a tremendously successful world tour in the spring of 2015. Neal Morse and Mike Portnoy have teamed up with Randy George, Eric Gillette, and Bill Hubauer to create one of the greatest progressive rock bands of all time. Full stop. "Alive Again" will be available as a DVD/2CD set and a standalone Blu-ray and shows the band at the top of their form performing for a rousing audience in The Netherlands on March 6, 2015.

Says Neal, "The Alive Again tour and this DVD/Blu-ray is one of the finest we have ever done. In my humble opinion… It's really great! I think you all are really going to dig it. Check it out and you'll understand how amazing this band is! I love it!"

"The Neal Morse Band is a force of nature. They have evolved into a great live band, one that is as good as there is in music and they really shine on this live set. The performances here are jaw-dropping and might have you giving a standing ovation from your couch." - Roie Avin, The Prog Report

To the delight of his passionate and growing fan base, there seems to be no end in sight for the magical music and masterful musicianship that flows from the mind and hands of Neal Morse and his band of virtuosos!

Track Listing
CD 1
1. Alive Again Intro    
2. The Call    
3. Leviathan    
4. The Grand Experiment    
5. Harm's Way    
6. Bill's Keyboard Solo    
7. The Creation    
8. There Is Nothing That God Can't Change    

Total Time
CD 2
1. Waterfall    
2. Eric's Gtr Solo  
3. In The Fire    
4. Alive Again    
5. Rejoice    
6. Oh Lord, My God    
7. Reunion    
8. King Jesus    

To purchase the The Neal Morse Band's "Alive Again" 2CD/DVD set or Blu-ray:

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Elephants of Scotland - Shows & New CD

It's finally here! Seven tracks of classic prog, folk, balladry, and good old rock. BUY NOW »

"The Perfect Map is the logical continuation of the first two studio albums. The group matures and masters their instruments. You will not be disappointed!"
-Profil Prog

You can catch us live twice next month.More show information.

Friday, July 15 at Dover Brick House in Dover, NH. We will be sharing the bill withMavara.
Saturday, July 16 at Hatbox Theater in Concord, NH. This will be a very special and intimate theater show.

Adam Rabin will be joining The Prog Doctor on House of Prog this Friday, June 24th at 8pm. Listen in and join the chat room. They will be discussing the new album and our plans for the future. VisitHouse of Prog.

Last week, Adam spoke with Fred Simoneau from about the new album, humor's place in music, and the state of the band. You can now watch the entire on YouTube:
Interview / Entrevue PROFIL With Adam Rabin from Elephants Of Scotland - June 2016
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Blues Rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa to join a list of legends in The Cavern Wall of Fame

American blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa is set to join a host of named legends as he receives his brick in The Cavern 'Wall of Fame' this month ahead of his intimate Cavern gig on 27 June.  Bonamassa's free show at Liverpool's famous cellar club is a thank you to his British fans for the support they have shown him through his career. Joe will launch his British Blues Explosion concert, which will pay homage to some of his musical inspirations including Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page, the latter two of already whom also feature in the Cavern's 'Wall of Fame'. 

"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity," says Bonamassa. "I'm so excited to be debuting the British Blues Explosion concert at the Cavern Club.  It's the perfect venue for me to showcase the music of Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. I hope my fans will get a kick out of it as much as I do." 

Cavern director Jon Keats says of the forthcoming show, "We're delighted to have such a great icon as Joe Bonamassa perform at The Cavern. He joins an already great list of blues artists to have adorned the Cavern stage over the years including the Rolling Stones, John Lee Hooker, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. It's fair to say that Joe is more than worthy of his brick in the 'Wall of Fame'." 

Joe Bonamassa will be presented with his brick in the wall on Monday 27th June at The Cavern's Wall of Fame, Mathew Street at 12:15pm.

Photocall: Monday 27th June 12:15pm, Cavern Wall of Fame, 5 Mathew Street.

Opportunity to photograph / film Joe Bonamassa's induction into The Cavern's Wall Of Fame. 

The Cavern Wall of Fame

In 1997 to celebrate the Cavern's 40th anniversary and as a tribute to the many performers who appeared at the Club before its closure in 1973, the Cavern Wall of Fame was created. It covers the entire frontage of the Cavern Pub (owned by Cavern City Tours) and each of the 1801 bricks in the wall feature the name of an act, which played the Cavern. Witnessed by thousands of onlookers Gerry Marsden unveiled the Wall of Fame, and then Billy J. Kramer unveiled a life size statue of John Lennon, which now stands leaning against the wall outside the Cavern Pub.

Today only established, high profile artists receive the privilege of being inducted into the Cavern Wall of Fame.

The Cavern Club is the first performance of Joe's upcoming British Blues Explosion tour.  

The rest of the concerts will take place at the following venues in July -     


Joe Bonamassa pays homage to the music of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page 

BOOK ONLINE: or  / 24 Hour Ticket Hotline: 0844 844 0444 / Official UK Tour Press Release Page











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Matt Stevens New album out now/Prog awards

My live and rarities anthology solo album Archive is now available to pre-order from Bad Elephant Music on limited edition CD and Download. The first few hundred CD copies are signed and numbered and apparently are selling fast. Thank you for your support it means a lot to me.

All the best :) The link is:

Also I'm very pleased to say The Fierce And The Dead are nominated in this year's Prog awards, you can vote for us at:

That would be very much appreciated.

Matt Stevens
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Luca Pancaldi to leave Barock Project

After ten years in the band, the vocalist announces a friendly split from Italian sympho-rock band, right after a new double live-album release 'Vivo'.  Exciting live and studio "Barock news" coming up...

Luca Pancaldi to leave Barock Project

"During these ten years of musical adventures together with Barock Project a lot has happened, even more it is happening now and who knows how much and what will happen in the future. Memories of us, in the early years, waiting for that "turning point" that every musician is looking for; years in which we played maybe a couple of concerts, when we rarely met for playing and practicing, years in which we were simply expecting for something to rain down from the sky. With the release of "Skyline", that something has finally appeared. Interest in the band began to increase exponentially in the last few months and, with it, a committment that each of us must make to this project in order to sustain a stable growth. After a careful analysis of what my chances and aspirations are, I came to realize that it is now, the best time to separate my own way from that of Barock Project. Not without regret and nostalgia I chose to continue to pursue other career paths, which could not coexist with equally challenging life in the band. With a bit of sadness, but also with the tranquility of having made the right choice, I wish my fellow passengers all the success and achievement they deserve, and that is finally appearing on the horizon. Always and forever, a Barock fan!".

Today's message from Luca Pancaldi, pointing at an in-depth analysis on why he is leaving Barock Projectafter eleven years of music together. Boarding the band in 2005, Pancaldi has been the vocalist of all four studio albums of Barock (Misteriose Voci - 2007, Rebus - 2009, Coffee In Neukölln - 2012, Skyline - 2015) and of the very recent double live release Vivo. The change of speed in growth for Barock and the subsequent need of more committment and concentration will not allow Pancaldi to adequately follow the band's evolution. After ten years of work, awarded both in Italy and worldwide, Barock Project have dramatically increased speed in their studio activity, especially with future live plans  and an intense new album preparation and ongoing recording.

This is a friendly separation, as keyboard player and leader Luca Zabbini underlines: "Luca Pancaldi joined this band in early 2005, when we were twenty years old, bringing through his voice that special sound in our music that has characterized our records so far. Like most start-up bands, our path was difficult and full of obstacles during the early years, and we were struggling to make ourselves noticed as a new prog band, despite each one of us already had years of experience on stage with other bands. However, it has been ten entertaining years, not only in terms of music, and we are fully aware of the demand for increasingly high commitment that this group now has to, and wants to, deal with. I have always considered Luca a loyal and honest guy, and even in this situation I appreciate his honesty in making his choices, which is the reason we respect and sustain it fully. Clearly, I too will always have great nostalgia for stage times together, but this is not going to undermine the friendship that we have with Luca and the mutual respect. I can only wish him the best, and I also want to thank Luca and hug him on behalf of all the guys, because it is also thanks to him if this band became something above average. Arrivederci...shine on, Luca!".

Who will deal with singing in Barock Project now? The vocal parts always had a prominent role in the writing and during Barock live acts: soon the guys will reveal sensational news for those who follow the band ever since their early days and look forward to their return on stage after the Skyline Tour experience, as well as for those who have only recently discovered the band with the impressive double album Vivo. This importante chapter in the history of the talented Italian band, marked a milestone after ten years of intense top sympho-rock music writing and also pointed at a new future phase with the new track My Silent Sea.  

Barock Project summer 2016 line-up:
Luca Zabbini – piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar, vocals
Eric Ombelli – drums
Marco Mazzuoccolo – electric guitars
Francesco Caliendo - bass guitar

Barock Project:
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Management: Stars Of Italy
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