terça-feira, maio 07, 2019

UK Progressive Rock Band NTH ASCENSION Feat. TEN Keyboarder Darrel Treece-Birch Release 'Fire In The Sky' Lyric Video

UK progressive rock band, NTH ASCENSION, featuring TEN keyboarder Darrel Treece-Birch in their ranks, have released a new lyric video for 'Fire In The Sky', the track is taken from their third album 'Stranger Than Fiction', which will be released on May 31st 2019 via Metatronic Records. The album contains 8 tracks including a further three instalments from the ongoing Clanaan Chronicles storyline which began on their debut release. The video can be viewed here:


NTH ASCENSION has returned to their regular album artist Oliver Pengilley to paint the stunning new artwork. The renowned UK artist made his cover art debut with NTH ASCENSION's first release 'Ascension of Kings' in 2014, and was followed by their sophomore release 'In Fine Initium' in 2016. The powerful seascape contains Pengilley's trademark imagery and pulls the viewer deep into ocean waves.

Track listing:

1. The Opening
2. True Identity
3. Fire In The Sky
4. Reconciled
5. The Gathering (Clanaan pt7)
6. Journeys End (Clanaan pt8)
7. Lament (Clanaan pt9)
8. Sound To Light


The album was engineered by Darrel Treece-Birch & Martin Walker. Mixed and Mastered by Eric Gillette (Neal Morse Band), EKG Studios, USA.

Writing in NTH ASCENSION is very collaborative. Initial 'bare bones' of songs are brought into a rehearsal setting and the band enhances the song from there. Once the song is fleshed out and expanded upon it is then ready for playing live or indeed recording. All members of the band bring ideas to the table and in some cases a reinvention of older ideas from the various incarnations of previous bands, eg Vision is a song written originally in 1991 by Darrel Treece-Birch, at which time it was 8 minutes long and not 18 minutes as it finally ended up.

Influence wise each band member sites many artists as 'having an influence'. Such as, Marillion, Genesis, Yes, Sensational Alex Harvey Band, Rush, Dream Theater, Pink Floyd to name a few. But the band resolutely stands by, that the music that is created is not designed or to order but is organic and natural.

NTH ASCENSION is:

Michael Alan Taylor – Vocals
Darrel Treece-Birch – Keyboards (TEN)
Craig Walker – Drums & Percussion
Gavin Walker – Bass Guitar
Martin Walker – Electric & Acoustic Guitars


Imagined in November 2009 by keyboardist Darrel Treece-Birch and drummer Craig Walker after both helping out a friend (Alan Allcock) with has band 'Sonic Jam Project' at a Charity concert in Fleetwood (Fleetwoodstock). Long time writing partners and friends Alan 'Spud' Taylor and guitarist (and father of Craig and Gavin) Martin Walker signed up in January 2010.

The first year the band went under the name Nth Degree but altered the latter after discovering other bands with the same name. The writing 'core' of Darrel, Alan and Martin has been in operation since the mid 80's.

A demo recording 'Frequencies Of Day & Night' was issued as a free download option via website Aurovine in late 2011. 2012 saw the addition of brother to Craig, Gavin, on bass guitar, making it truly a family band. In 2013 the band began sessions developing what became the songs for Ascension Of Kings. In November 2013 the band signed to Sonic Vista Records and began recording their 'official' debut album 'Ascension Of Kings'. The album Ascension Of Kings contains a 3 part suite entitled 'Clanaan Chronicles' which will run and occur on subsequent albums. This follows a story by Darrel Treece-Birch in the vein of Narnia/LOTR which sees the rescue/redemption of a tortured realm from an evil dictator by a Seventh Rider who ultimately ascends to be a prophesied King.

In 2015 the band departed from Aurovine and signed with American label melodic Revolution Records (MRR). In 2016 they released their second album 'In Fine Initium' to further critical acclaim and in the three year period collectively the members released 6 albums on the USA based label.

In February 2019 the band's contract ended and they signed to Metatronic Records in order to release their highly anticipated third opus 'Stranger Than Fiction'. A marked jump in production was added with the mixing and mastering skills of Neal Morse Band guitarist extraordinaire Eric Gillette.


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LUCIFER’S FRIEND Releases New Studio Album BLACK MOON – Out Now!

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After many years of silence from the band, we get the second studio album of the reunion era.

The highly acclaimed 2016 release TOO LATE TO HATE was the long awaited album the fans had been asking for... and now LUCIFER'S FRIEND bring us BLACK MOON.

Black Moon features three found members of the band...PETER HESSLEIN, DIETER HORNS and JOHN LAWTON...with Stephan Eggert laying down the drum tracks.

10 new tracks all written by HESSLEIN / LAWTON with Peter Hesslein supplying not only the guitar tracks but keyboards as well...it also features 2 guest musicians in CHUCK FINDLEY (trumpet solo on BLACK MOON) and STEFAN PINTEV (electric violin solo on FREEDOM).

Produced and mixed by Simon Hesslein in New York with cover design by Damian Bydlinski...this album is another milestone in the band's history...

Black Moon is OUT NOW and available below: 

Official website: www.lucifersfriend.com 
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Light Freedom Revival Releases Taylor Swift Prog Cover Featuring Billy Sherwood, Dylan Howe and Oliver Wakeman

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Vancouver, Canada - Light Freedom Revival continues its musical journey by envisioning the unique single "Wildest Dreams", a cover of the song with the same name by Taylor Swift.

Canadian singer John Vehadija is teaming up with Billy Sherwood, Oliver Wakeman and Dylan Howe to create an impressive take on modern pop by extending ideas using familiar prog sounds.

"I wanted an arrangement that would merge the Yes Universe with the Taylor Swift Universe, in the spirit of how Yes arranged America, but with the fun style of Taylor." John explained, "I imagined this little LFR project like a chemical experiment and for this reason you will find as bonus tracks my versions of America and You Belong With Me combining to form a new melodic substance."

The result is a seven minutes of fun prog experimentation which Vehadija hopes the audiences will enjoy.

The main single also debuts the guitar talents of the Argentinian guitar player Lino Gonzalez, from Cieloaberto who developed a style at times reminiscent of Steve Howe.

The single is released on CD and can be found at lightfreedomrevival.com as well as digitally on iTunes and Amazon.

Light Freedom Revival promises in the future a 4CD Jon Anderson Tribute Box set as well as a new album of original material.

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You purchase Wildest Dreams on CD here: 
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BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO release new track ‘L’imprevisto’, the third single from the new album ‘Transiberiana’



Photo by Pierluigi Di Pietro

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, the legendary Italian progressive rock band, recently announced the worldwide signing with Inside Out Music / Sony Music group. Their new record 'Transiberiana' will be the first studio album in 25 years and is scheduled to be released on May 10th, 2019.
 
Today the band are pleased to launch their new single 'L'imprevisto', and you can listen to it now here: https://youtu.be/ibOY-rXlUa8
Vittorio Nocenzi statement 

"At one point, the Siberian cold is so intense that the ice covers the entire track. So it becomes dangerous to move on, it could be derailed. And then the train stops, in the tundra desert. It's cold and travelers start to be afraid. Lights can be seen outside, it could be a village. Then they start thinking about getting off the train to go and ask for help. The cold increases. xIt is the metaphor of the unpredictable things that change in the course of our existence, fear before what we know is always the first weapon of defense. Instead the unexpected can also give us unexpected positive surprises, if only we were more willing to face diversity, the unusual: any unexpected can build new discoveries and new certainties if we face it with courage and determination. The unexpected is just an opportunity to change. Don't be afraid of the new road that opens up.
 
"Among the sounds that characterize this track in particular the "slide guitar" of Filippo, expresses all the yearning for regret that are in the fear that travelers face in front of - nothing that has drowned our days."
 
 Watch the video for the previous track 'L'assalto dei lupi' here: https://youtu.be/7VFys4FI-FA
 
Listen to the previously released track 'I ruderi del gulag'here : https://youtu.be/iqul4IGkTv4

Of the album and signing, founding member Vittorio Nocenzi states: "I'm happy after working such a long time on this new Banco del Mutuo Soccorsoalbum for Inside Out. It fills me with joy and satisfaction as I was truly inspired from the very beginning! For too many years, the band was only dedicated to live performances, so it was about time we would go back to composing, playing and producing new stuff! By choosing the 'Transiberiana' concept for this new piece of work, there are two main issues I'd like to point out: first the new Banco line up consisting of great musicians and great people, secondly, the presence of my two sons in the project: Michelangelo co-writing the album and Mario Valerio, who took care of a marketing and communication strategy related to it. These two elements have been the best gifts I could possibly imagine to receive! And this is an extra motivation if ever needed to do my best for reaching our goals. 
I can only wish fans will enjoy this incredible project and look forward to see them live when we will go out to perform the album and classic Banco-tracks around the globe with Filippo Marcheggiani (lead guitar), Nicola Di Già (rhythm guitar), Fabio Moresco (drums), Marco Capozi (bass), our singer Tony D'Alessio and myself!"
 
The last Banco del Mutuo Soccorso album, '13', was released back in 1994 and after all those years and the loss of two historical former members, the band is back to confirm its place in the international progressive music scene.


'Transiberiana' will be available as Limited Edition Mediabook CD with 44 page booklet, Gatefold 2LP + CD + LP Booklet, and as digital download.
Pre-order now here: www.insideoutmusicshop.com

1. Stelle sulla terra (6:06)
2. L'imprevisto (3:29)
3. La discesa dal treno (6:16)
4. L'assalto dei lupi (5:35)
5. Campi di Fragole (3:36)
6. Lo sciamano (4:01)
7. Eterna Transiberiana (6:20)
8. I ruderi del gulag (6:06)
9. Lasciando alle spalle (1:47)
10. Il grande bianco (6:33)
11. Oceano: Strade di sale (3:39)
 
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (which translates to "Bank of Mutual Relief") were formed in Rome, Italy back in 1969 and under the influence of British greats Gentle Giant, Genesis, Jethro Tull and Emerson, Lake & Palmer forged a truly original sound equally complex, melodic and dynamic. In 2019, 'Transiberiana' will prove that this style is very much intact and creative mastermind Vittorio Nocenzi promises an "autobiographical journey" lyrically, musically and in terms of concept. 'Transiberiana' is not only an impressive new album by Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, but also reflects upon a storied career and redefines what the group is all about.
 
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso is:
 Vittorio Nocenzi (piano, keyboards and voice)
Filippo Marcheggiani (guitar)
Nicola Di Già (rhythm guitar)
Marco Capozi (bass)
Fabio Moresco (drums)
Tony D'Alessio (lead vocal)
BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO online:

INSIDEOUT MUSIC online:
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Genetics – Pre release album

Genetics is a 4 piece instrumental progressive band that uses poignant spoken word elements intertwined with heavy riffs and ambient structures.

The band draws on influences from popular progressive rock and metal bands, along with influences from jazz and alternative rock.

Genetics has performed with national and international acts: The Contortionist, SikTh, Sleepmakeswaves, Leprous, Protest The Hero and Closure in Moscow. During this time, their sophomore concept album, Cynosure, was written and recorded.

About the album
The album, Cynosure, is a conceptual release that uses leitmotifs to construct a narrative journey in 43-minutes. The 3 recurring themes throughout the album draw listeners into a compelling story amidst the catchy melodies and strong riffs.

"I really appreciated the presence of strong hooks throughout the tunes, performed with strong musicianship without flexing into "hiding the 1 beat". Looking forward to hearing what Genetics come up with next! Favourite tracks: Episteme, The Chandrasekhar Limit, Entheogen."

Chris Brooks
Guitarist, Composer, Educator, Entrepreneur – featured on works with Yngwie Malmsteen, Black Sabbath, Lana Lane, Brett Garsed and LORD
                                                           
Credits

Jay Orr: Bass
Luke Spies: Drums
Shane Leadbeater: Guitars
Samuel Joseph: Guitars

Guest solo on The Chandrasekhar Limit by Simon Dawes

Drums recorded at Arthur Street Studios, Homebush, NSW

Drum engineer: Nathan Sheehy

Mixed, arranged, produced and programmed by Samuel Joseph in a garage in Sydney

Mastered by Douglas Skene at Ploughman Studios, http://www.ploughmanstudios.com/

Artwork by Dixon Jong of Intuitive Design

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US Prog Rock Ensemble IZZ To Release New Album "Don't Panic"

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New York-based progressive rock ensemble, IZZ, is set to release their new studio album Don't Panic on May 21, 2019.

Centered around the 18+ minute epic, "42," Don't Panic bears all the hallmarks of what has made IZZ one of the brightest lights in the US progressive rock scene. The band's 9th studio album reveals a fresh, new energy evidenced immediately by the title track's driving bass and catchy hooks to the unpredictable musical twists of "Age of Stars" to the instrumental tour-de-force that is "Moment of Inertia" to the exquisite classical guitar piece, "Six String Theory." Don't Panic represents a step out of the ordinary and into the unexpected.

The 18 minute-long "42" displays the band in full force as all four vocalists, Anmarie Byrnes, Laura Meade, John Galgano, and Tom Galgano, create melodies and harmonies around the intersecting and connected sections of the piece while guitarist Paul Bremner, and drummers, Greg DiMiceli and Brian Coralian bring the song's powerful, dynamic, and emotional arrangement to life.

Watch the promotional video for IZZ's new album Don't Panic:  

Don't Panic will be available for purchase on iTunes, at Amazon.com, and at your favorite online retailers as well as on all streaming music services on May 21, 2019.

IZZ will be performing in support of the release of Don't Panic at the Terra Incognita Festival in Quebec City the weekend of May 18-19 and at the New Jersey Proghouse the weekend of June 15-16. More information on these live performances is available on the IZZ website: www.izzmusic.com 

Track Listing: 
1. Don't Panic
2. 42
3. Six String Theory
4. Moment of Inertia
5. Age of Stars

IZZ: 
Paul Bremner: Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Anmarie Byrnes: Vocals
Brian Coralian: Electronic & Acoustic Drums and Percussion
Greg DiMiceli: Acoustic Drums and Percussion
John Galgano: Bass Guitar, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Tom Galgano: Keyboards, Vocals
Laura Meade: Vocals

For booking and all other inquiries contact Doone Records: info@doonerecords.com 
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Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman's Emporium Now Open!

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For Immediate Release

Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman's Emporium Now Open! 

Signed special items available from official online store! 

Rick Wakeman is pleased to announce a new partnership with Music Glue as the new home of his online store, The Rick Wakeman Emporium! Featuring Signed Special Items, Signed CDs, DVDs and LPs, Signed Memorabilia & Artwork, CDs, DVDs and LPs, T-Shirts, Mugs and Tote Bags!

Visit Rick Wakeman's Emporium: https://www.musicglue.com/rick-wakeman-emporium 
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Born in Perivale, Middlesex, England, Rick Wakeman's interest in music manifested itself very early, and from the age of seven on he studied classical piano. At the age of 14, he joined a local band, Atlantic Blues, the same year he left school to enroll in the Royal College of Music. He had his eye on a career as a concert pianist, but Wakeman was dismissed from the college after it became clear that he preferred playing in clubs to studying technique.

By his late teens, he was an established session man, playing on records by such diverse acts as Black Sabbath, Brotherhood of Man, and Edison Lighthouse. At the end of the '60s, his name also began appearing on the credits of albums by such artists as Al Stewart and David Bowie, and one set of sessions with a folk-rock band called the Strawbs led to his joining the group in 1970. After two albums with the Strawbs, Wakeman joined Yes, a post-psychedelic hard rock band that had attracted considerable attention with their first three albums. Wakeman played a key role in the final shape of the group's fourth record, Fragile, creating a fierce, swirling sound on an array of electric and acoustic pianos, synthesizers, and Mellotrons. Fragile was a hit, driven by the chart success of the single "Roundabout," and Wakeman was suddenly elevated to star status.

Yes' next album, Close to the Edge, expanded his audience and his appeal, for his instruments were heard almost continually on the record. During the making of Close to the Edge in 1972, Wakeman also recorded his first solo album, an instrumental work entitled The Six Wives of Henry VIII, which consisted of his musical interpretations of the lives and personalities of the said six royal spouses. Released early in 1973 on A&M Records, it performed respectably on the charts. Public reception of Yes' 1974 album, Tales From Topographic Oceans, was mixed, and the critics were merciless in their attacks upon the record. Wakeman exited the group before the album's supporting tour. His new solo album, Journey to the Centre of the Earth, adapted from the writings of Jules Verne and featuring a rock band, narrator (David Hemmings), and full orchestral and choral accompaniment, was released to tremendous public response in both America and England, where it topped the charts. In 1975, his next album, The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, was given a grand-scale premiere at Wembley's Empire Pool, although it also cost Wakeman a fortune to stage the event on ice. During this same period, Wakeman began working on film scores with the music for Ken Russell's Lisztomania, which was a modest hit.

In 1977, Wakeman returned to Yes, with which he has continued recording and touring. His solo career continued on A&M into the end of the '70s, with Criminal Record and Rhapsodies, which were modestly successful. Wakeman's biggest media splash during this period, however, came through his alleged role in getting the Sex Pistols dropped by A&M Records soon after being signed. None of this bothered his fans, which rapidly expanded to encompass those he picked up through his work with lyricist Tim Rice on a musical adaptation of George Orwell's 1984, and his burgeoning film work, which included the music to movies about the 1976 Winter Olympics and the 1982 soccer World Cup competition. Additionally, he became a regular on Britain's Channel 4. Wakeman's audience and reputation survived the 1980s better than almost any progressive rock star of his era, as he continued releasing albums on his own label. He also remained associated with Yes into the '90s.

In January 2016, Trevor Rabin announced he plans to perform with Wakeman and Jon Anderson as Anderson, Rabin and Wakeman (ARW), later in the year. Anderson revealed the three wrote "some unique songs together". Also in January, following requests from fans, Wakeman recorded piano versions of "Life on Mars?", "Space Oddity", and "Always Together" as a tribute to David Bowie following his death with proceeds from the songs donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

Rick Wakeman's official website: https://www.rwcc.com/ 
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terça-feira, março 19, 2019

BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO – launch ‘I ruderi del gulag’; first single from highly-anticipated new album ‘Transiberiana’



First single from highly-anticipated new album
'Transiberiana'

Photo by Pierluigi Di Pietro                                                           
 
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, the legendary Italian progressive rock band, recently announced the worldwide signing with Inside Out Music / Sony Music group. Their new record 'Transiberiana' will be the first studio album in 25 years and is scheduled to be released on May 10th, 2019.
 
Today they launch the much-anticipated first single from the album, titled 'I ruderi del gulag', and you can watch the video now here:


A sophisticated and conceptual piece, composed by Vittorio Nocenzi with his son Michelangelo Nocenzi. Lyrics were written by Nocenzi himself together with Paolo Logli, a writer and screenwriter very close to Banco since the 1970s.
 
'I ruderi del gulag' tells of a meeting between people who are making a journey through wonder and amazement, with the soul open to accepting diversity, and find instead a place where diversity has been repressed and persecuted as dangerous and contrary.
 
Of the album and signing, founding member Vittorio Nocenzi states: "I'm happy after working such a long time on this new Banco del Mutuo Soccorsoalbum for Inside Out. It fills me with joy and satisfaction as I was truly inspired from the very beginning! For too many years, the band was only dedicated to live performances, so it was about time we would go back to composing, playing and producing new stuff! By choosing the 'Transiberiana' concept for this new piece of work, there are two main issues I'd like to point out: first the new Banco line up consisting of great musicians and great people, secondly, the presence of my two sons in the project: Michelangelo co-writing the album and Mario Valerio, who took care of a marketing and communication strategy related to it. These two elements have been the best gifts I could possibly imagine to receive! And this is an extra motivation if ever needed to do my best for reaching our goals. 

I can only wish fans will enjoy this incredible project and look forward to see them live when we will go out to perform the album and classic Banco-tracks around the globe with Filippo Marcheggiani (lead guitar), Nicola Di Già (rhythm guitar), Fabio Moresco (drums), Marco Capozi (bass), our singer Tony D'Alessio and myself!"
 
The last Banco del Mutuo Soccorso album, '13', was released back in 1994 and after all those years and the loss of two historical former members, the band is back to confirm its place in the international progressive music scene.


'Transiberiana' will be available as Limited Edition Mediabook CD with 44 page booklet, Gatefold 2LP + CD + LP Booklet, and as digital download.


1. Stelle sulla terra (6:06)
2. L'imprevisto (3:29)
3. La discesa dal treno (6:16)
4. L'assalto dei lupi (5:35)
5. Campi di Fragole (3:36)
6. Lo sciamano (4:01)
7. Eterna Transiberiana (6:20)
8. I ruderi del gulag (6:06)
9. Lasciando alle spalle (1:47)
10. Il grande bianco (6:33)
11. Oceano: Strade di sale (3:39)
 
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (which translates to "Bank of Mutual Relief") were formed in Rome, Italy back in 1969 and under the influence of British greats Gentle Giant, Genesis, Jethro Tull and Emerson, Lake & Palmer forged a truly original sound equally complex, melodic and dynamic. In 2019, 'Transiberiana' will prove that this style is very much intact and creative mastermind Vittorio Nocenzi promises an "autobiographical journey" lyrically, musically and in terms of concept. 'Transiberiana' is not only an impressive new album by Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, but also reflects upon a storied career and redefines what the group is all about.
 
Banco del Mutuo Soccorso is:
 Vittorio Nocenzi (piano, keyboards and voice)
Filippo Marcheggiani (guitar)
Nicola Di Già (rhythm guitar)
Marco Capozi (bass)
Fabio Moresco (drums)
Tony D'Alessio (lead vocal)
BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO online:

INSIDEOUT MUSIC online:
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quarta-feira, março 13, 2019

Atmospheric and delicate folk, Lace by Wilhelm arrives this April


Wilhelm & Sons Entertainment Company is excited to announce our first full length album release, Lace by Wilhelm, coming April 30th 2019. 

This album, two years in the making, consists of 11 tracks of atmospheric, lo-fi folk written and recorded exclusively by label founder, Wilhelm. Lace will be released physically on an exclusive white vinyl edition (limited to 100 copies – with a papercraft!) along with a digital release on all popular download and streaming services. 

The album is currently available for pre-order at www.wilhelmsons.com, which, gives purchasers the chance to download the first single, Carpet, before the album's release. You can view the official video for Carpet, here.

Tracklist

Decay
Edward
Dateline
Scales
Eyelashes
Divine
Sparrows
Carpet
Lovers
Lace
Cotton

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HAWKWIND Co-Founder NIK TURNER Boldly Goes Into THE FINAL FRONTIER!

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Los Angeles, CA - After suiting up as the Space Gypsy in 2013, blasting off on an epic Space Fusion Odyssey in 2015 and enjoying Life In Space in 2017, pioneering musician/songwriter Nik Turner is now set to venture to the outer reaches of space rock with his awe-inspiring new studio album The Final Frontier! Picking up where his last album left off, Turner brings another set of psychedelic freak-out grooves that will take listeners on a journey they won't soon forget! Standout tracks include the album opener "Out Of Control," a super-collider of rollicking psych rock that unites saxophone and guitar in spectacular fashion, and the dramatic space ballad "Interstellar Aliens." Once again joining our intrepid traveler Turner is Nicky Garratt of UK Subs and Hedersleben, Jürgen Engler of Die Krupps, and Jason Willer of UK Subs and Jello Biafra's band as well as special guest appearances by Hawkwind alumni Simon House and Paul Rudolph. Available on CD in a digipak case as well as a gorgeous limited-edition yellow vinyl in a gatefold jacket! The Final Frontier will be in stores everywhere starting March 8.

Check out the video for the first single "Out Of Control": https://youtu.be/VRZv05dl1OE 

Track List:
1. Out Of Control
2. Interstellar Aliens
3. Thunder Rider
4. The Final Frontier Part 1
5. Back To The Ship
6. Calling The Egyptians
7. Strange Loop
8. The Final Frontier Part 2
9. PAD4

To purchase: 

Nik Turner's official website: http://www.nikturner.com/ 
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International Rock Collective Sontaag Release Hawkwind Cover “Silver Machine” feat. Nik Turner!

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Featuring Killing Joke's Youth, Dave Barbarossa of Adam And The Ants/Bow Wow Wow and ex-Hawkwind legend Nik Turner! 

New York/London - International rock collective Sontaag, whose conceptually ambitious, eponymous debut album (a sonically cinematic, cross-generic space opera) arrived into the progressive firmament to critical acclaim in 2014, are finally set to re-establish contact with our much-troubled earthly realm.

On March 15th, 2019, Sontaag return with a fiercely contemporary interpretation of Hawkwind's iconic 1972 hit, "Silver Machine." The Sontaag crew on this particular mission finds core creatives Richard Sontaag (guitars, keyboards, producer) and Ian Fortnam (vocals and guitar) joined by Killing Joke's Youth on bass, Dave Barbarossa (Adam And The Ants/Bow Wow Wow) on drums and ex-Hawkwind legend Nik Turner on sax.

"Silver Machine" is mixed by Youth. 

Design and photo montage by Julie Cunnah. Thanks to Kevin Nixon. 

"Silver Machine" is available through Cleopatra Records via all digital platforms and also comes in radically remixed form courtesy of Sontaag's fellow travellers in outer and inner psychedelic space, The Orb.

Ian Fortnam: "Hawkwind were punk-proof. Even in '77, Richard and I would jam on 'Silver Machine.' Hawkwind were the UK's counter-cultural underground incarnate. I discovered them in that narrow space between Bolan and Bowie, simultaneous to Alice, in the summer of '72. Astral explorers. Eyes aflame with psychedelic visions. The people your parents dreaded you becoming. The coolest band alive. 'Silver Machine' was Hawkwind's magnum opus, a spiralling maelstrom of riff-driven brilliance. Who wouldn't want to cover it? Four years ago I found myself spirited to Nik Turner's place in Wales, where we spoke of the Great Pyramid, orgone accumulators, space rituals, hallucinogenics, sonic generators, woodwind and Hawkwind. Before we parted, I gave him a copy of the first Sontaag album and the seeds of the 'Silver Machine' project were sown. Obviously, the very best material deserves the very best band, so calls were made to maestro Youth and Dave Barbarossa (the dream rhythm section) and here we are. And what a rare privilege to work with The Orb whose 'Imaginarium Translucent JellyFish Dub' remix is a work of art in and of itself." 

Richard Sontaag: Ian's been pestering me to do a Hawkwind cover since way back when -- the coolest kid in our school, he was often seen walking around with the Doremi Faso Latido LP under his arm between classes. But our Silver Machine came about in an unexpected way. I was alone in the studio late one night, and noticed that the guys had strung up a microphone from the ceiling. I put all the amps in a circle around it -- which is really bad technique - and went round each one, blasting out Silver Machine on different instruments. That was the most fun I have ever had in a studio -- and some of it even made it on to the final track. 

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Here's what the press have raved about Sontaag: 

"Progressive restored to its original sense. By referencing the last five decades of music and film, Sontaag create a highly original sci-fi morality tale for the future, and one of the year's most unusual listening experiences, itself crying out for movie status." 8/10 - Classic Rock 

"Progtastic!" 4/5 - Daily Mirror 

"Just download it to your brain from the nearest orbiting space station." - Huey Morgan, BBC Radio 2 

"A schizophrenic head fuck of an album, switching between ambient electronica and crunchy hard rock." - Detroit-Metro Times 

"A spectacular collision of British eccentricity and dramatic storytelling." - Line Of Best Fit 

"Sontaag have created one of the year's most unusual listening experiences with this 21st century take on a sci-fi morality tale." - Shindig 

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Australian-American New York Rock Band THE WALK-A-BOUT Achieves National Radio Success with Their Sophomore Album THINGS ARE LOOKING UP

Long Island, New York – Aussie-American acoustically driven rock 'n' roll quintet THE WALK-A-BOUT hail from the artistic East End of Long Island, New York. THE WALK-A-BOUT released their sophomore album THINGS ARE LOOKING UP , produced by Andrew Michael Bertrand and mastered by Roger Lian, in stores and online worldwide on June 15, 2018. A limited edition 180-Gram Red Splatter Vinyl is also available exclusively on their website.

Since the album's release THE WALK-A-BOUT has achieved massive radio success, consistently landing in Top 20 charts alongside artists such as Paul McCartney, Jeff Tweedy, Mumford & Sons, Death Cab for Cutie, Sharon Van Etten, and Jackie Greene. THINGS ARE LOOKING UP is currently at #12 on Roots Music Radio's Alternative Rock Chart. The singles "Consequences" and "By My Side" each broke the Top 10 RMR Alternative Rock Chart, and the single "That's Just The Way It Goes" reached #13. The video for that song had play on over 75 broadcast outlets throughout the summer and early fall of 2018.

Hit singles from the album are receiving support from incredible radio stations across the US including: KFAI in Minneapolis, MN; KKFI in Kansas City, MO; KPFT in Houston, TX; KAOS in Olympia, WA; KRUX in Las Cruces, NM; KXUA in Fayetteville, AK; WERU in East Orland, ME; WKKL in West Barnstable, MA; KDHX in St. Louis, MO; WFWM in Frostburg, MD; KAFM in Grand Junction, CO; KSER in Seattle, WA; WTCC in Springfield, MA; WPKN in New Haven, CT; WHFR in Dearborn, MI; the internet station TME.FM Radio; and even CJAM in Ontario, Canada.

The band's carefully crafted songwriting has allowed THE WALK-A-BOUT to explore the outer reaches of the orchestral atmosphere, and their dynamic new collection explores that avenue with a welcome pop appeal while maintaining their depth and introspection. Members of THE WALK-A-BOUT have worked with the likes of Bill Ortiz (Santana), Vince Welnick (The Tubes, The Grateful Dead), renowned jazz saxophonist David Murray, Earl "Chinna" Smith (Bob Marley and The Wailers), and Grammy winning film composer Alex Wurman. With something in their catalogue for every mood, whether it is a smooth island vibe, a high-stepping funk feel, or straight hard-driving rock, their music is visceral, emotional, fun, and easy.

After self-realized string master Kevin Anderson had composed a growing catalog of guitar vignettes over several years, fate brought him together with Australian singer/songwriter, blues harpist, and didgeridoo player Darren "Sully" Sullivan. Sully was the perfect songwriting partner to translate Kevin's vision into the lyrical domain, and they began working together in the fall of 2015. At that time, as part of a crew on a ship, Sully penned his lyrics for the material while sailing around the world. He applied his very special brand of wordsmithing, creating imagery for Kevin's original titles that spanned a wide range of subjects from heartbreak, to soul-searching, adventure, to introspection, to even the simple concept of enjoying being alive, permeating each musical piece with a special energy.

THE WALK-A-BOUT lineup moved closer to completion with a chance introduction to career drummer/producer Drew Bertrand in December 2015. Drew quickly acknowledged the unique nature of Kevin and Sully's writing and began sculpting arrangements and cadence for every song, carefully recognizing the distinct identity of each piece. Dave Christian, a longtime musician friend of Drew's, quickly fell in love with their sound; he expressed interest in working together, and the subsequent sessions proved that Dave's vocal and electric guitar contributions were ingredients that rounded out the sound on all the material the band had been recording and performing live.

THINGS ARE LOOKING UP is the second album from THE WALK-A-BOUT and was primarily conceived in the studio during pre-production, with the songs on the record representing the momentum that the band was feeling during the time. The essence of urgency within the album was derived from this unique way of developing the record, and is reflected in the undeniable energy of the release. Already in the studio writing their next release with their new virtuosic bass player Keenan Zach, THE WALK-A-BOUT will continue to tour along the East and West Coasts throughout 2019 leading up to the Great South Bay Music Festival in Patchogue, NY, and an Australia tour is in the works for the coming year.

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For more information including tour dates or booking inquiries please visit: www.walkaboutband.com 

To order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on digital services please visit: http://smarturl.it/TheWalk-a-Bout 

To order THINGS ARE LOOKING UP on Bandcamp please visit: https://walkabout.bandcamp.com/ 
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Exit North's Debut Album “Book of Romance and Dust” Feat. Japan's Steve Jansen Now Available In US On Inner Knot Records

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Lush, Atmospheric and Melancholic Debut Recording  

An uncompromising debut album that explores the collective psyches and diverse influences of its renowned members. The focus is on songcraft that seamlessly combines genres and lyrical perspectives that shift between shadows and light. Exit North's "Book of Romance and Dust" traces the edges of darkness and hope across a nuanced, provocative song cycle

Exit North is a new quartet featuring Japan co-founder Steve Jansen, Thomas Feiner, Ulf Jansson, and Charlie Storm. A co-writing partnership first formed when Feiner worked with Jansen on his solo albums "Slope" (2007). In 2014 they enlisted Ulf Jansson and Charles Storm to form Exit North. Over a 4-year collaborative timeline, Steve Jansen, Charlie Storm and Thomas Feiner have contributed in multiinstrumentalist capacities and Ulf Jansson has focused on piano and keyboards. All the instruments one associates with the world of rock are involved, but employed within an eclectic mindset. The recording also features trumpet, harmonium and a string quintet. Legendary jazz bassist Lars Danielsson contributes upright bass. Feiner's deep, rich vocals are vivid and emotional. They pair perfectly with the recording's spectral qualities, incorporating the ambient and orchestral, the meditative and kinetic. The album is one that rewards repeated engagement. Full of layers and complex lyrical turns of phrase, the record requires an investment to absorb. It also includes an instrumental in North that finds Jansson conveying melodic intrigue in the absence of a voice.

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"The group has a patience and attention to detail that I find rare to come across these days," said Jansen. "Most people want to rush the process and find the nuggets as quickly as possible, but the years spent on this album have been well worth it. The recording reflects a constant pursuit for the best we can achieve without a concern for the time it takes. This type of music is timeless, so there is no bandwagon to rush towards. We each have great attention to detail and a determination to avoid superfluous musical and lyrical content. We wanted to dig deep and express our connections with music and make the type of album we felt represented a culmination of our years of experience."

A co-writing partnership first formed when Feiner worked with Jansen on his 2007 solo album "Slope." Jansen sensed a kindred spirit and pursued a long-term working relationship. Feiner was already partnering with Jansson on other projects and brought him into the fold. The trio officially planted the seeds for a new group. Feiner then realised the potential of inviting renowned Swedish producer and engineer Charles Storm to join the group. The two met years earlier at a Jansen performance in Stockholm, so Feiner was aware of Storm's appreciation for Jansen's previous output. They also had a mutual friend in Jansson. Everyone felt a sense of trust, shared experiences and camaraderie that informed their sessions.

"The creative process for us is successful because we can communicate progress in composition and structure without being too precious about personal choices," said Jansen. "The tracks have been through a number of changes and this process of raising the bar was only achieved by never resting on our laurels or believing one person's own way is the best way. It's truly a collaborative band in that sense. It's why we credit all the music to the entire group."

"There is something exciting and new about the music on this record....it is the impression of a perfect band playing together in a musical realm that is as close to perfect beauty as it could be." - Sputnik Music 

Exit North is truly about generating an aural gravity that pulls the best out of its participants. Those who admire Jansen's instrumental, experimental solo output, as well as his song-based work with Japan and Rain Tree Crow, will find much to enjoy on "Book of Romance and Dust." Similarly, the audience Feiner has cultivated with his group Anywhen and its acclaimed recording "The Opiates," will encounter a related, spacious aesthetic. Jansson and Storm have also worked on countless sessions across myriad genres that have enriched the global mindset they brought to this expansive ensemble.

Available April 12, 2019.

For more information: 

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Lonely Robot – announce third studio album ‘Under Stars’




Lonely Robot, the project masterminded by producer, guitarist and singer/songwriter John Mitchell (Kino, Frost*, Arena, It Bites), have announced the release of 'Under Stars' for April 26th, 2019.
 
John comments: "It is the final part in the astronaut trilogy, and was recorded over an intensive month and a half period. This time I wanted to reference my love of 80's synthwave pop a little more, so beware the 808! The title is derived from belief that we as humans spend far too much time not noticing the beauty around us and far too much time tethered to technology."
 
The album once again features drums by long-time collaborator Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson), plus bass contributions from Steve Vantsis (Fish), with all other instrumentation on the album delivered by Mitchell himself.
 
'Under Stars' will be released as a limited edition digipak CD (featuring 3 bonus tracks), gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album.
 
The track-listing is as follows:
1.Terminal Earth
2.Ancient Ascendant
3.Icarus
4.Under Stars
5.Authorship Of Our Lives
6.The Signal
7.The Only Time I Don't Belong Is Now
8.When Gravity Fails
9.How Bright Is The Sun?
10.Inside This Machine
11.An Ending
12.How Bright Is The Sun? (Cosmic Mix)* CD / digital bonus track
13.Under Stars (Cosmic Mix)* CD / digital bonus track
14.Lonely Robot – Chapter One – Airlock* CD / digital bonus track
 
'Under Stars' is the final album in a trilogy for Lonely Robot, John Mitchell's visionary project. This began in 2015 with the 'Please Come Home' album and continued two years later with ''The Big Dream'.
"I always saw this as a trilogy, and it feels like the third part of the Lonely Robot master plan has reached a natural conclusion."

As with the two previous albums, there is a theme running across the songs here, as Mitchell explains.
"On 'Please Come Home', the theme was about the idea that life on Earth didn't originate from this planet, while for 'The Big Dream', I was really giving everyone the benefit of Zen musings according to John Mitchell. This time things are a little more down to earth. What I am doing is looking the millennial generation, and the fact that kids today are so tied to their phones and to technology. They really have no clue what is actually going on around them, and I find that worrying."
 
John Mitchell is a man with a rich musical heritage and history - from musician and vocalist, to songwriter and producer. With bands like Arena, Frost*, Kino, It Bites and Lonely Robot, to name but a few, Mitchell has left his mark on the current progressive rock scene and has been involved in dozens of recordings. He is also a respected producer & mixer, running Outhouse Studios in the UK and working with artists as diverse as You Me At Six, Enter Shikari, Alter Bridge, Asia, Don Broco, Funeral For A Friend, McFly & much more.

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US Proggers SOURCE release lyric video on release day



New album Totality out now Pavement Entertainment

Colorado USA progressive rock three-piece SOURCE have released a lyric video for new single and album title-track 'Totality' on album release day. 

Check out new single 'Totality' here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPH51Rq30Hw

The album Totality was released via Pavement Entertainment on 1st March and can be purchased here: Spotify Amazon iTunes

Produced by Ulrich Wild (Deftones, Pantera, Dethklok, White Zombie) Totality is the band's second full length and presents a refined evolution of their unique sound. Entwining intelligent composition with melody at the core, you can hear a wide range of influences on Totality including Tool, Opeth and Chevelle.

Formed in 2013 in Boulder Colorado, Benjamin Gleason, Justin Mirarck and Riley Selleck create consciousness-based music through the exploration of flotation tanks, philosophy, meditation, yoga, and other embodiment and mindfulness practices. Their music is an expression of the sensations experienced on this planet, the profoundness of the human experience and the beauty of all that is.

Their debut album Return To Nothing was released in September 2016 on Pavement Entertainment and received a hugely positive response from music fans and press. Accolades included being named Metal Nexus' #1 best album of 2016 and Heavy Music HQ's #9 best progressive metal album of 2016, and their video for single 'memories of yesterday' was supported by Axs TV, Promo Only , Club Com Network and many more.

The success of the record earned them tours with Hellyeah, In Flames, From Ashes to New and TrapT, firmly establishing them in the US rock scene. 2019 will see them tour the US in Jan / Feb in support of the first single 'Benjamin', and they will be announcing a full spring tour soon.

ALBERTO RIGONI Announces New Solo Album "Metal Injection", Fundraising Campaign Launched!

Italian bass player and composer ALBERTO RIGONI (solo, BAD AS,
Bassists Alliance Project, Vivaldi Metal Project, The Italians, Kim
Bingham) has announced his new solo album, entitled "Metal Injection",
coming out still before Summer. Furthermore the fundraising campaign
is launched. 20% of the income will be donated to Lega del Filo d'Oro
, an Italian association which helps deafblind children. Get more
information here: http://www.albertorigoni.net/metalinjection/

Stream "Metal Injection" new album - work in progress teaser here:
https://soundcloud.com/albertorigoni

Alberto stated:
"Well... it happened again... after the release of my seventh album
EvoRevolution and the European tour opening for Vinnie Moore with my
band BAD AS, I felt the need to compose new music again. This time
will be the album will be quite heavy and wild \m/. Drummer and
keyboard player will be announced soon. The album will be released in
Digipack CD and in high quality digital format approximately before
this summer."

Alberto Rigoni is an Italian bass player and composer, internationally
known for his career as a solo artist and as a member of the metal
band BAD AS, The Italians, Lady & THE BASS, co-producer of the Vivaldi
Metal Project and ex member progressive rock band TwinSpirits (no more
active). His solo albums, released worldwide between 2008 and 2018):
Something Different, Rebirth, Three Wise Monkeys, Overloaded,
Bassorama, Duality and EvoRevolution, floating between progressive
rock metal and fusion, also featured by legendary musicians such as
Kevin Moore (ex Dream Theater), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree, King
Crimson), Göran Edman (ex Yngwie Malmsteen), Michael Manring, Marco
Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Paul Gilbert) and many others.

Alberto has also recorded for several international artists such as
Italian pop singer Alexia and is now playing bass for Canadian rock
singer and songwriter Kim Bingham (Nelly Furtado) and The Italians,
sharing stages with artists such as Alan Parsons, Suzanne Vega, Jørn
Lande, Paul Gilbert and others.

Rigoni released his seventh solo album "EvoRevolution" featuring
drummer Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Paul Gilbert), on June 8th,
2018. BAD AS' latest album "Midnight Curse" came out November 30th,
2018 in Europe and December 7 in North America, via Rockshots Records.
The album features unforgettable vocals and lyrics, killer guitars and
a background wall of bass and drums, and it's available for purchase
at the label's official store: http://bit.ly/badas_midnightcurse

More information at:
BAND: https://www.badas.rocks | http://www.albertorigoni.net
MANAGEMENT: https://alphaomega-management.com |
https://www.facebook.com/OfficialAlphaOmegaManagement
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TOWERING FLOWERS - "We are not from here" (2019)

TOWERING FLOWERS, initially called Painted horses, was born in Rome in
2016 from Emiliano Ukmar (voice and guitar), Sara Usai (back vocalist)
and Fabio Rossi (Bass). Claudio Carpenelli (drums), joined the band in
2018 and Stefano Gallozzi (keyboards) and Pierluigi Vizioli (solo
guitar), in 2018. The proposed genre can be identified as Alternative
/ Psychedelic / Prog Rock sliding and absolutely not "brainny"
inspired by 70's bands such as, Pink Floyd, Genesis and artist like
David Bowie in particular. The band turned its name in "Towering
Flowers" in 2017, inspired by "Lucy in the sky with diamond" the
popular Beatles song. The Towering flowers complete the mix of their
first EP in September 2018.

"We are not from here" tracklist:
1. Asherah
2. We are not from here
3. Calm down
4. Believe me
Running Time: 23'37''

TOWERING FLOWERS line-up:
Emiliano Ukmar - Rythmic Guitar & Voice
Fabio Rossi - Bass
Pierluigi Vizioli - Lead Guitar
Stefano Gallozzi - Keyboards
Claudio Carpenelli - Drum
Sara Usai - Back vocals

Watch/Stream:
Asherah [OFFICIAL AUDIO]: https://youtu.be/cCZ6EUcxp5E
We are not from here [OFFICIAL LYRIC]: https://youtu.be/sL4LC2PX6ZY

More information at:
BAND: https://www.facebook.com/toweringflowers
LABEL: http://www.volcanopromotion.com
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Grand Funk Railroad Plays the Rock & Romance Cruise, March 25 and 26

The American Band, Grand Funk Railroad is headlining Time-Life's '70s
Rock & Romance Cruise this March 25 and 26. The Cruise takes Rock &
Romance to new heights when it sails through the Caribbean aboard the
luxurious Celebrity Infinity. Other Superstars on the Cruise include
Foreigner, WAR, Orleans, Leo Sayer, Gino Vanelli, and bands Queen
Nation, Exile, Firefall, Little River Band and former members of ELO.
Hosting this amazing lineup of talent is Peter Asher plus radio hosts
Delilah and Joe Johnson and more.

"The amount of star power we have is overwhelming," says Alan Rubens,
executive producer of the '70s Rock & Romance Cruise. "It reflects
our dedication to creating the ultimate nostalgic experience for
everyone who fell in love to - and with - the music of that era. It's
a truly special cruise with a close-knit community of fans."

For further information on the '70s Rock & Romance Cruise, please call
844-466-7625 or visit www.RockAndRomanceCruise.com. (The 2020 Cruise
will be announced March 5, also, at
https://rockandromancecruise.com/)

Grand Funk Railroad is available for interviews with the media in
advance; please call Anne Leighton at 718-881-8183.

Grand Funk Railroad formed in Flint Michigan in 1969. 2019 marks the
groups 50th Anniversary and the band is celebrating with a 50 YEARS OF
FUNK TOUR! The current lineup features original founding members Don
Brewer (vocals and drums, writer and singer of the hit, "We're An
American Band") and bassist Mel Schacher. Joining Don and Mel are true
"ALL-STARS"-- Max Carl (38 Special, Jack Mack and the Heart Attack,
Max Carl and Big Dance), lead guitarist Bruce Kulick (12 years with
KISS and credits with Michael Bolton, Meatloaf and Billy Squier), and
keyboardist Tim Cashion (Bob Seger and Robert Palmer).

Together, Brewer and Schacher have created a dynamic and
multi-talented five piece band that not only carries on the tradition
of Grand Funk hits, but also creates a new chapter in the legacy of
Grand Funk Railroad. This new chapter in the band's biography is being
written daily. Both seasoned Grand Funk lovers and contemporary rock
fans--discovering the group for the first time will see and hear
firsthand that Grand Funk Railroad is roaring down the tracks.

"We're Comin' To Your Town, We'll Help You Party It Down,

WE'RE AN AMERICAN BAND!!!"

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RIVERSIDE – launch ‘Wasteland’ live video; European tour starts this week!




RIVERSIDE are about to start the next leg of touring in support of their latest album 'Wasteland', beginning March 6th  for 24 dates in Europe, before heading to North America in May for their biggest tour in the continent to date.
 
To celebrate RIVERSIDE have launched a live clip (shot by John Vis) for the new album's title track.
Check out "Wasteland (Live) here: https://youtu.be/-ygv3BBqv3U
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The band comments: "The "Wasteland Tour" promoting our seventh album, "Wasteland", released in September 2018, has been our greatest turnout success to date. In 2018, we played concerts in many places in Europe. Unfortunately, we couldn't get everywhere we wanted, and so we've decided to continue touring this year and visit the places we haven't been to on this tour. 06.03.2019, in Prague, we will play the first concert of the 2019 edition of the tour, and it will be the start of our greatest adventure of this year. If you still haven't seen us in our new incarnation, now is your chance - please come, as RIVERSIDE have never been in such a great shape on stage! :) "

The full list of RIVERSIDE live-dates reads as follows:

RIVERSIDE - Wasteland European Tour 2019
06.03. Prague (Czech Republic) - Palac Akropolis
07.03. Bratislava (Slovakia) - Majestic
09.03. Budapest (Hungary) - A38
10.03. Bucharest (Romania) - Quantic Club / Soundart Festival
12.03. Sofia (Bulgaria) - City Stage
13.03. Belgrade (Serbia) - Dom Omladine
14.03. Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Kino Šiška
16.03. Rome (Italy) - Largo
17.03. Milan (Italy) - Magnolia
18.03. Toulouse (France) - Le Rex
19.03. Cognac (France) - Les Abattoirs
21.03. Bristol (UK) - SWX
22.03. Leeds (UK) - Stylus
23.03. Glasgow (UK) - SWG3
24.03. Birmingham (UK) - The Mill
26.03. Zwolle (The Netherlands) - Hedon
28.03. Copenhagen (Denmark) - Viften
29.03. Gothenburg (Sweden) - Stenhammarsalen
30.03. Oslo (Norway) - Cosmopolite
31.03. Stockholm (Sweden) - Kraken
02.04. Helsinki (Finland) - Nosturi
03.04. Jyväskylä (Finland) - Lutakko
04.04. Tampere (Finland) - Olympia
05.04. Tallinn (Estonia) - Rock Cafe

RIVERSIDE - Wasteland North American Tour 2019‪
05/03‬ Atlanta, GA, City Winery
‪05/04‬ Lake Park, FL, Kelsey Theater
‪05/06‬ Carrboro, NC, Cat's Cradle
‪05/07‬ Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Soundstage
05/09 Jersey City, NJ, White Eagle Hall
05/10 Philadelphia, PA, World Cafe Live
05/11 Brooklyn, NY, Warsaw
‪05/12‬ Cambridge, MA, The Sinclair
‪05/14‬ Quebec City, QC, Imperial Bell
‪05/15‬ Montreal, QC, Club Soda
‪05/17‬ Toronto, ON, Mod Club
‪05/18‬ Detroit, MI, Magic Stick
‪05/19‬ Chicago, IL, Chop Shop &1st Ward
‪05/20 St.‬ Louis, MO, Delmar Hall
‪05/22‬ Dallas, TX, Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
‪05/24‬ Boulder, CO, Boulder Theater
‪05/25‬ Salt Lake City, UT, Metro Music Hall
‪05/27‬ Phoenix, AZ, Crescent Ballroom
‪05/28‬ Pomona, CA, The Glass House
‪05/29‬ San Francisco, CA, Slim's
‪05/31‬ Portland, OR, Hawthorne Theatre
‪06/01‬ Vancouver, BC, The Rickshaw Theatre
‪06/02‬ Seattle, WA, The Crocodile

RIVERSIDE – Live 2019:
20.07. Maidstone (UK) - Ramblin' Man Fair Festival
24.07. Worpswede (Germany) - Music Hall
25.07. Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) - De Boerderij
27.07. Breitenbach (Germany) - Burg Herzberg Festival
17.08. Bonn (Germany) - KUNST!RASEN Classic Rock Night festival + Jethro Tull & Fish

RIVERSIDE also recently announced a string of long awaited vinyl re-releases for their second, third and fourth albums "Second Life Syndrome" (2005, 2-LP), "Rapid Eye Movement" (2007, 2-LP + bonus tracks) and "Anno Domini High Definition" (2009, 1-LP) out March 15th, 2019 via InsideOutMusic.
 
The albums will be available on 180gr. vinyl and come in Gatefold sleeves, with the standard album on CD as bonus. Next to the standard Black vinyl version, there will be limited editions of coloured vinyl runs as follows:
 
RIVERSIDE – "Second Life Syndrome (Re-issue 2019)" - 2LP+CD:
Black: Unlimited
Transparent Orange: 200x (via IOM Webshop Europe)
Tansparent Sun Yellow: 300x (via IOM Webshop & CM Distro Europe)
Dark Green: 100x (Exclusive from the band!)
 
RIVERSIDE – "Rapid Eye Movement (Re-issue 2019)" - 2LP+CD:
Black: Unlimited
Transparent Orange: 200x (via IOM Webshop Europe)
White: 300x (via IOM Webshop & CM Distro Europe)
Transparent Blue: 100x (Exclusive from the band!)
 
RIVERSIDE – "Anno Domini High Definition (Re-issue 2019)" - LP+CD:
Black: Unlimited
Transparent Orange: 200x (via IOM Webshop Europe)
Transparent Yellow: 300x (via IOM Webshop & CM Distro Europe)
Red: 100x (Exclusive from the band!)
 
Pre-sale for the re-releases started as of today from the IOM Webshop here:
Next to the standard edition as Jewelcase CD and Digital Album, "Wasteland" is also available as limited edition Mediabook CD (with extended booklet, a bonus track radio edit version of "River Down Below" and a set of 3 stickers) and as Gatefold 2LP (on 180gr. vinyl with the album on CD as bonus and an Etching of the D-Side).
 
Order "Wasteland" in various formats from the IOM webstore here:
Or from other locations here: https://Riverside.lnk.to/Wasteland
 
Check out the three singles launched so far for "Wasteland":
"River Down Below": https://youtu.be/ZS1crIkpnwc

"Wasteland" entered various international charts upon release, including the following highest positions:
Poland: # 1, Poland / Vinyl: # 1, Germany: # 13, Germany / Download: # 42, The Netherlands: # 28, The Netherlands / Vinyl: # 12, Switzerland: # 23, Austria: # 39, UK: # 83, UK / Rock: # 2, UK / Vinyl: # 38,
Finland: # 30, France: # 97, Czech Republic: # 59, Belgium / Wallonia: # 79, Sweden / Physical: # 13, Sweden / Vinyl: # 8, USA / Current: # 106, USA / New Artist: # 17 and USA / Overall: # 147
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