quinta-feira, setembro 21, 2017

PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI - release first single from new album "Emotional Tattoos" & present artwork as wall painting in Milan!

PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI - release first single from new album "Emotional Tattoos" & present artwork as wall painting in Milan!
"Central District" is the first single by Italian progressive legends PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI (PFM). The song has been released simultaneously in its English and Italian version ("Quartiere Generale"), and marks the first brand new track after 14 years. It comes from the new album "Emotional Tattoos", which will be released worldwide viaInsideOutMusic on October 27, 2017 as English and Italian version.
The different language versions offer completely different lyrics, making the track even more accessible for an international and Italian audience.
You can listen to both tracks here:
"Central District": 
"Quartiere Generale":

"Emotional Tattoos" is an album that looks towards the future as the artwork clearly shows. Created byStefano and Mattia Bonora with art direction byArtKademy and concept byAereostella, it was revealed as an impressive mural painting in Milan, Italy. 

The band explains:
"On the album cover we can see a spaceship headed by Franz and Patrick, which leads the fans in unexplored territory: The new PFM's world where music has not only one identity but embraces many different musical genres. "Emotional Tattoos" is an album which will print feelings on your skin."
 "Emotional Tattoos" is already available for pre-ordering in various formats. If you pre-order the digital album, you will instantly receive the first single "Central District" and its Italian counterpart "Quartiere Generale".
"Emotional Tattoos" formats include:

- Black 2LP+2CD (English vinyl plus English & Italian album on 2CD)
- Limited transparent orange 2LP+CD (Italian vinyl plus Italian CD / only released in Italy, outside Italy you can order it here: http://bit.ly/PFM-IOMshop)
- Special Edition 2CD Digipak (English plus Italian album / International version)
- 2CD Jewelcase (English plus Italian album / US version)
- CD Jewelcase (Italian album only / only released in Italy)
- Digital album (includes English & Italian album)
Furthermore, PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI have announced various new live shows:
September 29, 2017 Modena - Piazza Roma (Italy)
September 30, 2017 Montesarchio (BN) loc. Cirignano - Piazza San Sebastiano (Italy)
November 14, 2017 Torino - Teatro Colosseo (Italy)
November 15, 2017 Genova - Teatro Carlo Felice (Italy)
November 25, 2017 Zoetermeer - De Borderij (Netherlands)
December 01, 2017 Padova - Gran Teatro Geox (Italy)
December 02, 2017 Varese - Teatro Openjobmetis (Italy)
January 09, 2018 Tokyo - Billboard Live (Japan)
January 10, 2018 Tokyo - Billboard Live (Japan)
January 11, 2018 Osaka - Billboard Live (Japan)
January 31, 2018 Bologna - Teatro Duse (Italy)
March 02, 2018 Milano - Teatro Dal Verme (Italy)
March 10, 2018 Brescia - PalaBrescia (Italy)
March 11, 2018 Santa Maria degli Angeli - Teatro Lyrick (Italy)
March 12, 2018 Roma - Teatro Olimpico (Italy)
March 13, 2018 Napoli - Teatro Augusteo (Italy)
April 09-16 Brazilian Tour - Exact dates to be announced soon!!!
May 03, 2018 Ciudad de Mexico - BlackBerry Hall (Mexico)
May 06, 2018 Gettysburg - Majestic Theater(USA)
May 12, 2018 Legnano - Teatro Galleria (Italy)
Ticket links and more info can be found on www.pfmworld.com
PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI is a very eclectic and exuberant band with a distinctive style that combines the powerful expression of rock, progressive and classical music into one fascinating entity. Formed in 1971 and celebrating its live debut in the same year opening for Yes in Milano, the band quickly gained a prominent place on the international scene by making it to the Billboard charts (for 1973's 'Photos Of Ghosts'), winning a Gold record in Japan while constantly ruling the charts in their home country up until today. Recently, PFM was honoured with position #50 in the "UK Classic Rock Hall of Fame" of the 100 most important artists in the world.

PFM online

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UK Prog Ensemble CAIRO Releases Debut Album “Say” - Available Now!

"Intriguing arrangements with amazing layers, strong vocals and blazing guitar work. I recommend this to all…" - Steve Hackett 

London - Touchstone founder Rob Cottingham's latest new band project CAIRO combines keyboard wizardry and electronica with modern rock values, dynamic guitar work and soaring vocals. This creates an enthralling sound that will capture the hearts and minds of modern music fans, as well as traditional and classic progressive rock aficionados. CAIRO has released their highly anticipated debut album "Say" available now on Heavy Right Foot Records via Cherry Red, and is available from all popular retailers around the world.

"I very much enjoyed listening to songs from the album 'Say' by Rob Cottingham and his new band, CAIRO. Intriguing arrangements with amazing layers, strong vocals and blazing guitar work. I recommend this to all…" - Steve Hackett

Watch the promotional video: https://youtu.be/Drm7NW0x1Kk

After only a few months from launch, CAIRO was featured in the Prog Magazine Readers Poll Top Ten "Tips for 2017." In March 2017 CAIRO won the prestigious "Best Newcomer" award at the Classic Rock Society's Best Of The Year 2016 ceremony, demonstrating that their sound reaches out to all across the broad rock spectrum.

"A stellar debut...jam-packed with epic moments, memorable hooks and heart-warming melodies!" - John Mitchell (Lonely Robot, Frost*, It Bites, Arena, Kino) 

CAIRO features:
Rob Cottingham on keys & vocals
Lisa Driscoll on vocals
James Hards on guitars
Paul Stocker on bass
Graham Brown on drums

Track List:

To purchase CAIRO's "Say":

In other news:
CAIRO is thrilled to announce that they will be playing the PROGDREAMS VII Festival at the Boerderij in Holland in the first weekend of March next year.

On behalf of the band, Rob stated: "At a personal level, I have wanted to play this venue for many years, having heard such great things about it – but never managed to get over there, so I am really looking forward to this. For the band, our Dutch market is the second biggest market for our CD sales in Europe after the UK. We have also had some stunning reviews in IOPages and Progwereld, so our music seems to be going down well over there, and we have been keen to find just such an opportunity. It will, therefore, be an absolute pleasure for Lisa, James, Paul, Graham and I to get over to Holland, make new friends and blow the roof off. We are all tremendously excited as this will also be the band's first ever foreign jaunt – what a fantastic way to get our international gigs started."

Listen to samples from the album: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EvcNZLgvR0 ;
Watch the album's title track video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgELlG_VTVg

For more information: http://cairorocks.com/

quarta-feira, setembro 06, 2017

Mistheria - GEMINI album official trailer

GEMINI is an instrumental metal album which collects 13 songs written and/or arranged by Mistheria in the metal, neo-classical, prog-metal genres. 

Release date will be announced soon! Book your exclusive signed edition now: http://www.mistheria.com/gemini-album-vip-buy

MISTHERIA - music, arrangements, keyboards 

ROY Z - guitar 

1. Hands of Fire (composed and arranged by Mistheria)
2. Angels in the Shadow (composed and arranged by Mistheria)
3. Fight of the Bumblebee (composed by R. Korsakov - arranged by Mistheria)
4. Moonlight Sonata (composed by L.V. Beethoven - arranged by Mistheria)
5. Air in E minor "The Day After" (composed and arranged by Mistheria)
6. Devil's Steps (composed and arranged by Mistheria)
7. Prayer to God (composed and arranged by Mistheria)
8. Prog-Fantasy (composed and arranged by Mistheria)
9. Falling Stars (composed and arranged by Mistheria)
10. My Dear Chopin (composed by F. Chopin / Mistheria - arranged by Mistheria)
11. Asturias (composed by I. Albeniz - Arranged by Mistheria)
12. Adagio in G minor (composed by T. Albinoni - arranged by Mistheria)
13. Metal Piano Sonata, op.13 (composed and arranged by Mistheria)

Mixed and mastered by Ivan Moni Bidin at Artesonika Recording Studios, hosted by "Nuove Tecniche" (Pordenone, Italy). 

Artwork and graphic design by Havane. 

SOUL ENEMA Launch Video for "Aral Sea II - Dustbin of History" Featuring ex-Orphaned Land's Yossi Sassi

SOUL ENEMA Launch Video for "Aral Sea II 
Dustbin of History" Featuring Yossi Sassi

Progressive Rock/Metal act Soul Enema premieres a video clip for the track "Aral Sea II – Dustbin of History." Watch it below.

The song is from the recent album Of Clans and Clones and Clowns, and it features a guest appearance by Yossi Sassi (ex-Orphaned Land, Yossi Sassi Band), who plays rhythm and solo parts on bouzoukitara - a unique custom-made instrument combining Bouzouki and Electric Guitar.

"'Aral Sea II' is the second part of the 'Aral Sea' trilogy, dedicated to the environmental disaster of the former sea — one of the biggest ecological problems of our time," comments keyboard player and songwriter Constantin Glantz.

"This video features magnificent time-lapse footage taken by photographer Denis Frantsouzov on his journey through the Aral Sea/Ustyurt Plateau region. We tried to capture the reflection of an irreversible loss, and bid a final farewell to the Aral Sea — once a blooming oasis in the desert, now literally turned to dust as a result of reckless human activity."

"Aral Sea II" is a part of the band's new album, titled Of Clans and Clones and Clowns, featuring 70+ minutes of music with special guests including Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon), Yossi Sassi (ex-Orphaned Land), Sergey Kalugin and Yuri Ruslanov (Orgia Pravednikov). The album was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Symphony X), and is available for purchase on Bandcamp.

Soul Enema line-up:
Noa Gruman - lead and backing vocals, choir
Yoel Genin - guitars
Constantin Glantz - keyboards, programming, vocals, shamisen, percussion
Michael Rosenfeld - bass guitar, sitar, violin
Dor Levin - drums

Witherfall Release Limted "In Vino Veritas" Colored Vinyl

Witherfall are releasing a special limited Edition Color Vinyl  "In VIno Veritas" Red Wine Vinyl limited to 200 copies!  The Special Edition can also be purchased in a package with Logo Shirt or Ladies Tank Top.  The Vinyl is set to Ship October 6 in the US to coincide with the CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS re-release of Nocturnes and Requiems (See Below)


US epic progressive metal rising force WITHERFALL have signed a worldwide deal with Century Media. WITHERFALL, who seem to have come out of nowhere in late 2016, have stirred up the international scene with their unique approach of combining epic metal with dark heavy metal and complex yet catchy progressive metal to style that reminds of early Crimson Glory, the Conspiracy/The Eye era of King Diamond and the great achievements of bands like Nevermore, Fates Warning and Queensrӱche.

WITHERFALL comment on the signing:

"We are very honored to be a part of the Century Media legacy. The roster of acts they have worked with speaks volumes about the pride they take in bringing original and engaging music to Metal fans around the globe. Witherfall promises to deliver on the Century Media slogan of "Quality in Metal"."

WITHERFALL's debut album "Nocturnes And Requiems", self-released by the band in the USA, hit the scene like a hammer, receiving raving reviews from both press and fans (soundcheck #2 in German Deaf Forever magazine, "demo of the month" in German Rock Hard magazine etc.). Now "Nocturnes And Requiems" will see its European release on October 6th 2017 as a limited CD Digipak version with three stickers, a noble LP version with gatefold sleeve, inlay, poster and CD as well as digital download/stream.

The beautiful cover artwork was done by legendary painter Kristian Wahlin (Tiamat, Dissection, Emperor and many more).  

"Nocturnes And Requiems" tracklist:

Portrait (6:36)

What We Are Dying For (6:54) --

Act II (0:54)

Sacrifice (8:59)

The Great Awakening (3:24)

End Of Time (9:36) ---

Finale (1:49)

Nobody Sleeps Here… (8:49)


Joseph Michael – vocals

Jake Dreyer – guitars

Anthony Crawford – bass

Adam Sagan – drums (R.I.P.)

US Customers Please visit: http://www.Witherfall.com/merch
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Focus 8.5 Beyond the Horizon South American edition – this edition of the CD has different cover artwork (pictured above) and is available from producer Marvio Ciribelli's website: https://www.marviociribelli.com/product-page/focus-and-friends-featuring-marvio-cirbelli-beyond-the-horizon

The music is the same on both Marvio's edition and the International edition, which continues to be available worldwide via the band's own In and Out of Focus Records on CD http://geni.us/ZTRWj3 and Downloadhttp://geni.us/RDPEAsO

Signing event – The members of Focus, producer Marvio Ciribelli and other guests from the Focus 8.5 album will be autographing copies (not performing) of the album at 7pm on the 13th September 2017 at the Reserva Cultural Niterói: http://www.reservacultural.com.br/niteroi/index.php/

South American Tour 2017 - Focus is pleased to announce that it will be touring South America next month.  The tour dates can be found below along with ticket links.
04.09 - LIMA, PERU @ Teatro Municipal
06.09 - CONCEPCION, CHILE @ Teatro Universidad Concepcion  
07.09 - SANTIAGO, CHILE @ Caupolican  
08.09 - VALPARAISO, CHILE @ Teatro Municipal
14.09 - NITEROI, BRA @ Teatro Municipal
15.09 - BELO HORIZONTE, BRA @ Music Hall
16.09 - SAO PAULO, BRA @ Gillan's Inn
17.09 - LIMEIRA, BRA @ Bar da Montanha
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New Book on Legendary Proto-Metal Power Trio BANG “The BANG Story: From the Basement to the Bright Lights”

"The BANG Story: From the Basement to the Bright Lights" by Lawrence Knorr, 
Frank Ferrara, Tony Diorio, and Frank Gilcken

Often called America's answer to Black Sabbath, one of the most unsung bands in the history of US hard rock music, BANG, is back with a new biography "The BANG Story: From the Basement to the Bright Lights"! With the heaviness of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, coupled with the groove of Grand Funk Railroad, BANG released three critically acclaimed albums on Capitol Records in the early 1970s before disappearing for a number of years. 2017 marks the 45th anniversary of BANG's critically acclaimed debut album and the band is celebrating with the release of their new book! "The BANG Story: From the Basement to the Bright Lights" was written by Lawrence Knorr, Frank Ferrara, Tony Diorio, and Frank Gilcken.

In the summer of 1971, BANG, a trio from the Philadelphia area, decided to take a road trip to Florida to try their fortune. While buying some rolling papers in the Sunshine State, they learned about a Small Faces and Deep Purple concert nearby in Orlando. They showed up at the venue and brazenly declared they were ready to go on stage. The concert organizer asked them to set up and play for him. After a couple songs, he told them they were opening for Rod Stewart and Small Faces. Before they knew it, BANG was playing with Bachman Turner Overdrive, Deep Purple, Three Dog Night, Fleetwood Mac, Ike and Tina Turner, The Doobie Brothers, and even Black Sabbath. Capitol Records signed them, and three LPs were released. Join Frank Ferrara, Tony Diorio, and Frankie Gilcken, as they recall their rapid rise to fame, playing with numerous Rock and Roll Hall of Famers.

The 1971 self-titled debut album "BANG" is considered an important forerunner to the early Doom Metal genre. Undoubtedly one of America's heaviest 'proto-metal' bands from the period, BANG also had a strong sense of melodic power. The band's versatility and songwriting skills are second to none. Highly regarded as a cult act by many for years, it's now time for this truly amazing rock band to be enjoyed by a new audience worldwide!

Excerpts from the book:

"Those were the days when everything was experimental," said Karl Richardson, the engineer. "We were looking for something more reverberant. We didn't want BANG to sound like everybody else. In those days, records were more like paintings, than photographs. The studio was a palette, and we were always thinking about art—not just taking a picture."

OZZY Cheesesteak anecdote … ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1, 1972, BANG was back in Fayetteville, North Carolina, to play with Black Sabbath, who was in the midst of their Master of Reality Tour. Wild Turkey was to open this evening, followed by the boys from Philly. That afternoon, the band was hanging out with Ozzy Osbourne and Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath. They offered to introduce them to cheesesteaks, having discovered a sandwich shop in town that was attempting to replicate their favorite Philadelphia cuisine. "I've never had a bloody cheesesteak," admitted Ozzy. And so BANG introduced the Prince of Darkness to the delicacy. After chomping on a few bites, he asked, "I have another question for you. What do the fans mean when they are making the "V" signs with their fingers? For our Churchill, it meant victory." "To them it means one of two things," answered Frankie. "It either means peace or boogie." After that, Ozzy would often be seen on stage flashing dual V-signs to all of his audiences, as captured on the cover of their next album Vol. 4.

Available in Paperback:
Publisher: Sunbury Press, Inc. - Release date August 15, 2017

To purchase:

Finnish label Svart Records is released BANG's 4 classic records: "Death of a Country," "BANG," "Mother/Bow to the King," "BANG Music." They were re-pressed on both vinyl and CD: http://www.svartrecords.com/

BANG has made available free ringtones! Free Frank Gilcken guitar solos for iPhones and Androids! http://www.bangmusic.com/ringtones/ Also, all BANG songs are now available for 99 cents mp3 downloads http://www.bangmusic.com/shop/mp3s/ BANG's complete recorded catalog is available as well through their website, which includes the band's latest CD releases "Return To Zero" and "The Maze."

To purchase BANG CD's, Vinyl and Digital Album Downloads: http://www.bangmusic.com/shop/cds-and-vinyl/

Also the website contains never seen videos of BANG! http://www.bangmusic.com/videos/ including the "BANGstory" video a must see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXRHtnBpSBQ

For more information:
Instagram: @bang_the_band
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Ten Years After to release 50th Anniversary box set including 'Lost' album tracks

Chrysalis Records are proud to 
release a 50th
Anniversary 10 CD Box Set celebrating the
band's first nine albums, plus a CD of
previously unreleased material.


To coincide with the Ten Years After's eponymous debut release in 1967 Chrysalis Records are proud to present a 50th Anniversary 10 CD Box Set. This limited edition set includes a CD of previously unreleased material.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary, on November 10th, Chrysalis Records will release a brand new 10 CD Box Set, gathering for the first time, albums from both the Chrysalis and Deram periods from 1967 to 1974.
This box set, limited to 1,500 copies worldwide, includes albums that have been remastered from the original 1/4" production master tapes along with the bonus disc of previously unreleased tracked entitled "The Cap Ferrat Sessions", which consists of never heard before recordings from 1972, newly mixed by acclaimed record producer Chris Kimsey.  Fans can pre-order the box set from Pledge - https://TYA.lnk.to/Pledge.
The package comes in a luxury hardback format with slipcase and an accompanying book which includes newly commissioned in-depth 10,000 word sleeve notes written by legendary Melody Maker journalist and early champion of the band, Chris Welch, charting the band's progress from their early beginnings in Nottingham, through iconic appearances at the Woodstock and the Isle of Wight festivals, right up to their eventual split in 1974. There are extensive interviews with the remaining band members plus members of Alvin Lee's family, and additional recording notes by Chris Kimsey.
"I'm genuinely excited about the new Ten Years After box set that we've been working on with Chrysalis due for release in November to celebrate the band's 50th Anniversary," says Ten Years After's founding drummer, Ric Lee.
Continues Ric, "The box includes nine studio albums and a bonus CD that features the previously unreleased live album 'The Cap Ferrat Sessions'. Originally recorded in 1972 in the South of France using The Rolling Stones Mobile recording truck, the session tracks were gathering dust until now. I remember we recorded the live tracks in a villa in Cap Ferrat, South of France. Each of the instruments were recorded in a different room - drums in the ballroom. Between Chris Kimsey, our recording engineer and I, we managed to get one of the best drum sounds on any Ten Years After recording. Natural ambience from the villa's acoustics helped tremendously. The session tracks were originally planned for the 'Rock N Roll Music To The World' album, but due to vinyl restrictions of the time, the tracks were not included in the final album release. More details are on the sleeve notes written for us by Chris Kimsey, who kindly agreed to mix the tracks for this boxed set release 45 years after they were recorded. This is a must-have collection for any avid Ten Years After fan, and any new fans that want to soak up the band's recorded history."
Click here to read the official press page and download hi-res photos – www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/chrysalis/ten_years_after.htm
1.       Ten Years After [Mono, 1967]
2.       Undead [Stereo, 1968]
3.       Stonedhenge [Stereo, 1969]
4.       Ssssh [Stereo, 1969]
5.       Cricklewood Green [Stereo, 1970]
6.       Watt [Stereo, 1970]
7.       A Space In Time [Stereo, 1971]
8.       Rock & Music To The World [Stereo, 1972]
9.       Positive Vibrations [Stereo, 1974]
10.     The Cap Ferrat Sessions [recorded in 1972, mixed in 2017]

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WATCH their first video single "The Combat" HERE

DESCRIPTION OF VIDEO: As technology expands the boundaries of real life get blurred. The Combat is a post apocalyptic gameplay, but is the character real... or is she merely an avatar of a gamer that controls her?

With six highly acclaimed albums, what can be said about a seventh album? It would be easy to say the following: It is our most mature album. Or how about this: We built on everything that came before it and added new twists and turns. Or this is our most accessible album perhaps. 
But that wouldn't be quite true. In fact it might even be quite untrue. Except for the part about building on past experiences, since everybody does that. 
Is it a concept album? No. But it is a theme album. About people in dark places. From psychopaths, assassins to the more modern topics of being at the receiving end of what is bad about social media. Topics of lifelong failure and revenge are touched upon. The ten-song-long album has two suites, both consisting of three songs. One has the songs spread here and there on the album, while the other is connected as one long piece if you wish to listen to it that way. Wonderfully old-fashioned and just the way we like it. And it is, we feel, simply the best album we've ever done. 
The album is produced by Kim Olesen and Jacob Hansen as per good tradition.

Henrik Fevre
Kim Olesen
Michael Bodin
Morten Gade Sørensen



Paradise Lost - New Album »Medusa« Out Now!

ARADISE LOST's eagerly awaited 15th studio album »Medusa«!

WATCH: "Until The Grave" Lyric Video

"It most certainly affirms that PARADISE LOST is one of the best doom metal bands in the industry today. Paradise Won."
"This is without a doubt PARADISE LOST's most extreme work for years."
ROCK TRIBUNE (B), Steven Willems
"'Medusa' is a celebration of everything doom and goth and sees PARADISE LOST deliver some of the finest work of their career. The guitar playing is sensational throughout the entire album while the thought-provoking lyrics will have you thinking about life over and over. A great release by the band that just gets better and better."
HEAVYMAG (AUS), Dave Griffiths
"I'm often prone to hyperbole when I discuss the music I love but believe me, there is none here at all from my perspective. This album is an essential purchase for not only any PARADISE LOST fan, be they old or new or lapsed or dedicated, but also for any self-respecting metal fan."

PARADISE LOST will embark for an extensive European journey later in the year with label mates and US doomsters PALLBEARER, as well as SINISTRO from Portugal:

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Metalmania Festival 2018 – Deströyer 666 and Shodan added to the line-up!

As previously announced, Metalmania - the biggest indoor metal festival in Eastern Europe, returns to Spodek Hall (Katowice, Poland) on 7th April 2018. The 24th edition of this iconic festival will be headlined by EmperorDeströyer 666 and Shodan have just been added to the line-up!
Deströyer 666 is an extreme metal band formed in Australia in 1994 by guitarist K. K. To this day the band released five highly acclaimed studio albums that established their great reputation on the music scene. "Unchain the Wolves", debut album from 1997, quickly gained international interest of media and music fans. After the release of the sophomore album "Phoenix Rising", the group moved to Europe due to the growing demand for their live shows. Their fifth studio album "Wildfire" was released last year and features nine absolutely fiery tracks. Deströyer 666 deliver metal music at its best, without any compromise!

KK - Guitar & Vocal
Perra - Drums
Felipe - Bass & Vocal
Ro - Guitar & Vocal
Official sites:
Shodan is a death metal band formed in 2013 in Wrocław, Poland by Michał Jarosz and Szczepan Inglot. Their music is an unique hybrid of death metal brutality with non-trivial but catchy melodies. In April 2014 the band released their debut EP "Zero K" which presented a completely different approach to death metal genre. "Protocol of Dying", their full-length debut album was released in March 2016. The album, as well as numerous performances alongside bands like Sinister, Absu, Beheaded and Rotting Christ, received very positive feedback from media and fans of extreme metal music.

Sz. Inglot - Vocals, Guitars
M. Jarosz- Drums
T. Sadlak- Bass
Official site:
Metalmania Festival, one of the most important musical events of 20178, a real treat for metal maniacs! One day, two stages, several bands from all around the world and thousands of fans! That's what Metalmania Festival is all about! The last edition of Metalmania Festival took place at Spodek Hall in Katowice on April, 22nd 2017, with Samael, Coroner, Moonspell and Sodom on the bill! Tickets are on sale now! 
Metal Mind Productions
Metalmania 2018
7.04.2018 Katowice - Spodek
Tickets on sale now!
FAN - 666 PLN
VIP - 355 PLN
Red seats H, J – 260 PLN
Red seats & blue seats (rows I-X) – 220 PLN
Blue seats (rows XI and up) – 180 PLN
Standing floor – 190 PLN
Tickets available from:
http://shop.metalmind.com.pl (collectors edition)
More info:
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Dutch Rock Legends FOCUS Announce New Double Album Collection THE FOCUS FAMILY ALBUM feat. Extensive Unreleased and New Material! OUT NOW!

London - Focus is pleased to announce the release of its new 2 CD collection "The Focus Family Album" which has been prepared over the last 12 months. The 20 track set gives fans new insight into the band and includes 15 unreleased original songs, alternate versions from the Focus X sessions, solo tracks from each of the current members and tracks from the beginning of the Focus 11 sessions.

Many of the tracks have been recorded in a variety of countries in Europe and South America and are exclusively available on this collection. Thijs van Leer said, "Dear Friends & Fans! With pleasure we present to you our new double album 'The Focus Family Album,' it makes us so happy that you will listen to pieces recorded together as a band and solo songs too, in many different countries during our travels! We hope it will make you happy as well!!!"

The set includes all of the rarities from the "Focus X" era and is an ideal companion to that album and the forthcoming "Focus 11." The set also introduces the band's new bass player Udo Pannekeet, who takes over the position from long term bass player Bobby Jacobs, who said, "Dear beautiful fans, after 15 years playing the beautiful music of Focus with my heart and soul I decided to stop and focus on new life adventures (music and a lot of other things). Thank you and love! Hope we will meet again..."

"The Focus Family Album" features artwork by Roger Dean and is being released to coincide with the band's South American and European tour dates. It's the latest release on the band's own 'In and Out of Focus Records' (via Cherry Red): https://www.cherryred.co.uk/artist/focus/

Track Listings
Disc: 1
1. Nature Is Our Friend - Thijs Van Leer
2. Song for Eva - Focus
3. Riverdance - Pierre Van Der Linden
4. Victoria - Focus
5. Two-Part Intervention - Menno Gootjes
6. Mosh Blues - Focus
7. Raga Reverence 1 - Swung
8. The Fifth Man - Focus
9. Song for Yaminah - Udo Pannekeet
10. Clair-Obscur - Focus

Disc: 2
1. Let Us Wander? - Thijs Van Leer
2. Birds Come Fly Over (Le Tango) - Focus
3. Spiritual Swung - Pierre Van Der Linden
4. Santa Teresa - Focus
5. Hazel - Menno Gootjes
6. Fine Without You - Focus
7. Raga Reverence 5 - Swung
8. Five Fourth - Focus
9. Anaya - Udo Pannekeet
10. Winnie - Focus

"The Focus Family Album" is OUT NOW on CD and Download:

Official website: www.focustheband.com
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Sailor Free New Single and Videoclip

New single "People say I'm no good"
by Sailor Free, is out now!

Photo by Cristian Paraskevas

Charles Manson cover, included in the book+CD "Charles Manson cover up", TC libri Ed. (Italy).
Here is the link of the videoclip:

Pendragon Basecamp - September 2017

Live shows 2017

Please note there are VERY few tickets left for the Boerderij Show Oct 28th  & that the London show is the ONLY UK show for the remainder of 2017 and tickets are selling fast!  

September 27th  Tsutaya O-West, Tokyo, Japan               TICKETS AND INFO

October 21st - Salle Jean-Paul-Tardif, Quebec, Canada   TICKETS AND INFO

October 27th - Chez Paulette, Nr Nancy, France                TICKETS AND INFO

October 28th - The Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands     TICKETS AND INFO

October 29th - Zentrum Altenberg, Oberhausen, Germany TICKETS AND INFO

October 30th - Das Rind, Russelsheim, Germany              TICKETS AND INFO

November 3rd - 229 Great Portland Street, London, UK    TICKETS AND INFO

Masquerade 20 DVD and Double album
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RADIO MOSCOW Launch New Video Single "Pacing"

RADIO MOSCOW Reveal New Music Video Single, "Pacing", Taken From Upcoming September 29 album, "New Beginnings"

Southern Californian heavy psych power trio RADIO MOSCOW present the newest track off their forthcoming fifth studio album, "New Beginnings," which is set for release via CENTURY MEDIA RECORDS on September 29, 2017.
Filmed in Dortmund, Germany at this year's Junkyard Festival by Dirk Behlau, the video captures the band's intense live performance and can be watched streaming below or directly on YouTube: 

RADIO MOSCOW - "Pacing" Music Video 

"New Beginnings" was recorded at Lost Ark Studio in San Diego with Mike Butler, produced by the band's own Parker Griggs and mastered by Mark Chalecki at Little Red Book Mastering. 

"New Beginnings" will be released as regular black and special edition Mint Green colored LP+CD, limited to 500 copies, which also includes a poster designed by Robin Gnista, as well as on CD, and all digital/streaming platforms. Pre-orders are available now at http://smarturl.it/RMNewBeginnings.

Having just completed a mini tour alongside the West Coast, RADIO MOSCOW will make their way across the sea to Europe to kick off a headlining run starting September 26, just in time for the release date of "New Beginnings". Dates can be found below.

9/26    Paris, FR - Backstage ^ 
9/27    Nantes, FR - Le Ferrailleur ^ 
9/28    Bilbao, ES - Kafe Antzokia ^ 
9/29    Gijon, ES - Casino Acapulco ^ 
9/30    Porto, PT - Hard Club ^ 
10/1    Lisbon, PT - RCA ^ 
10/2    Madrid, ES - Caracol ^ 
10/3    Barcelone, ES - Rocksound ^ 
10/4    Montpellier, FR - Secret Place ^ 
10/6    Pratteln, CH - Up in Smoke ^ 
10/7    Athens, GR - Desertfest ^
10/9    Roma, IT - Traffic ^ 
10/10    Altroquando, IT - Zero Branco ^ 
10/11    Torino, IT - Blah Blah  ^ 
10/12    Stuttgart, DE - Goldmarks ^
10/13    Antwerpen, BE - Desertfest ^ 
10/14    Groningen, NL - Vera ^ 
10/15    Cologne, DE - Underground ^ 
10/16    Wiesbaden, DE - Schlachthof ^ 
10/17    Vienna, AT - Arena ^ 
10/18    Innsbruck, AT - PMK ^ 
10/19    Etagnieres, CH - Croc The Rock Festival ^ 
10/20    Munich, DE - Keep It Low ^ 
10/21    Dresden, DE - Beatpol ^ 
10/23    Hamburg, DE - Hafenklang ^ 
10/24    Copenhagen, DK - Stengade ^ 
10/25    Stockholm, SE - Undergangen ^ 
10/26    Gothenburg, SE - Sticky Fingers ^ 
10/27    Oslo, NO - Bla ^
10/28    Bergen, NO - Garage ^ 
10/30   Hannover, DE - Chez Heinz 
10/31    Berlin, DE - Festsaal 
^ with Kaleidobolt     

Radio Moscow line-up
Parker Griggs (vocals, guitar)
Anthony Meier (bass)
Paul Marrone (drums)
Radio Moscow online
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segunda-feira, setembro 04, 2017

Acqua Fragile new album Pré-Order now - 13th October

Acqua Fragile

A New Chant (cd pre-order)

A New Chant is the unexpected 2017 studio album by Italian Progressive Rock legends Acqua Fragile. 

Along with compatriots PFM (for whom Bernard Lanzetti's stunning vocals graced several classic albums), Le Orme and Banco, Acqua Fragile spearheaded the Italian Progressive Rock movement of the 1970s. 

A New Chant features original members Piero Canavera, Franz Dondi and Bernardo Lanzetti, who have reunited after forty-four years to record new material. The album is also notable for the presence of some special guests, including lyricists Pete Sinfield and Nick Clabburn (who has penned lyrics for Steve Hackett & Squackett), along with the Tango Spleen Orchestra and Grammy Award winning drummer Jonathan Mover. 

Pre-order for 13th October release.

quarta-feira, agosto 30, 2017

LEPROUS - New album "Malina" out NOW!

Norway's acclaimed progressive Rock group LEPROUS are releasing their much-anticipated new fifth studio album "Malina" today via InsideOutMusic,

 The track-listing for "Malina" reads as follows:
LEPROUS - "Malina":
1. Bonneville
2. Stuck
3. From The Flame
4. Captive
5. Illuminate
6. Leashes
7. Mirage
8. Malina
9. Coma
10. The Weight Of Disaster
11. The Last Milestone
"Malina" is available as Jewelcase CD and Digital Download, but also as limited edition Mediabook CD (with extended booklet and the bonus-track "Root" (04:08)) and as Gatefold 2LP on 180gr. vinyl (with a poster, the bonus-track "Root" and the entire album on CD).
The Gatefold 2LP format is available in the following variations:
Black Vinyl - Unlimited
Transparent Red Vinyl - Limited to 100x copies (IOM Onlineshop Europe)
Transparent Petrol Green Vinyl - Limited to 200x copies (CM Distro)
Clear Vinyl - Limited to 200x copies (Band Version)
"Malina" is now available here:

 Check out tracks off "Malina" here:
"From The Flame" (Video): https://youtu.be/FZSlX1zXnfM
"From The Flame" (Spotify): http://bit.ly/FROMTHEFLAMESpotify
"Stuck (Radio Edit)" (Video): https://youtu.be/jk63FcCIw9g
"Stuck (Radio Edit)" (Spotify): http://bit.ly/STUCKSpotify
"Illuminate" (Video): https://youtu.be/Tl4gwOMrJiQ
"Illuminate" (Spotify): http://bit.ly/ILLUMINATEspotify

"Malina is a masterful nexus of composition, performance and mix manipulation that takes artistic intent and manifests it whole and pure in sonic form." - Metal Sucks
"This is Leprous' strongest work since Bilateral." - Angry Metal Guy
"Malina further solidifies Leprous as one of the most emotionally rich and musically resonant acts in modern progressive metal." - The Prog Report 
Following a hugely successful European tour as support to label-mates Devin Townsend Project earlier this year, LEPROUS wrapped up the work on "Malina" with producer David Castillo at Ghost Ward Studio in Sweden, while mixing duties were once again taken care of by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden. The album's artwork was designed by Corey Meyers.

LEPROUS online:
www.leprous.net/mobile (mobile website)
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Greetings all, Bryan here, hope it's been a glorious year so far for you. How time flies – I can't believe Autumn is already sharing a glass with the summer – and I dooo wonder to myself….. does the summer weep in defeat of the oncoming September, exhausted and broken? who knows, I certainly don't. Welcome the mist and mellow fruitfulness, icy days and sharp skies, fire, snow and stars, beer and wine and nostalgia that breweth invigorating songs that can no longer be ignored, provoking a distant sense of romance long gone but yet still to come…….
Anyway I'll stop there, I do actually love the summer also.
As you probably know we are preparing for three very special shows in September , where we will be playing "Sight Of Day" in it's entirely amongst other classic Mostly Autumn. Tackling  the big tunes like Native Spirit and Sight Of Day is a very exciting proposition, as well as a challenge, can't wait to see how they evolve "live". If you can get to any of these shows I know they will be very special.
Livvy and I would like to thank everyone for all the good will messages about little baby Autumn, she's all good and healthy thanks. There are rare but occasional moments of glass shattering vocal pitches coming from her already, she may have her daddy's voice methinks  but it's incredible having her around, we love every second.
Anyway, hope to see you soon
3rd September – O2 Academy – Islington – London
16th September – Leamington Assembly – Leamington Spa
23rd September – Grand Opera House – York

We would also like to mention Iain Jenning's forthcoming new album 'THE HOUSE' which is available to pre-order here
Iain is having an album launch and meet and greet on 22nd September at
The Black Swan in York - it should be a great night 

See Mostly Autumn Live...
23  Grand Opera House  YORK 
23  FRUIT  62-63 Humber Street   HULL 
09  THE MET BURY