New England Art (Progressive) Rock Society - New England's Ear on Progressive (Prog) Rock Music
What is NewEARS? A not-for-profit organization of progressive music lovers. The primary goal of NewEARS is to create a community of music enthusiasts dedicated to sharing and promoting progressive rock in the New England area.

Please see the About page for more information about our goals and history, as well as contact information.

NewEARS Album Of The Month

Caligula's Horse - Charcoal Grace

"Charcoal Grace is an outstanding addition to Caligula's Horse already esteemed catalog, as it sees them rebounding from multiple hardships with superb creativity and endurance. Just about everything that fans could want is here, and beyond that, it's a terrific way to kickoff 2024's progressive metal lineup. Whether you're a returning follower or a newcomer, you'll surely find Charcoal Grace to be a deeply impressive and thoughtful journey from one of today's greatest genre torchbearers." JB-MI

"Australia's Caligula's Horse had just released what they felt was their best album, Rise Radiant, in 2020. But of course, with the pandemic taking over the world, all their plans were put on hold - no tour, no ability to promote the album in the way they had planned. So rather than sit around doing nothing, they put their focus into what they know to do best, write music. The result is their intense and emotionally charged new album Charcoal Grace, their 6th studio release."

"Whether or not this is the band's best will remain to be seen, but there is no denying its ambitious nature and outstanding results. Caligula's Horse once again prove they are at the top echelon of prog metal groups and Charcoal Grace is a momentous achievement." DL-TPR



Essential Track: "Of course, the album's centerpiece is the 4-part title track suite, a prog metal tour de force taking the listener on a journey like the band have never attempted. It does demand a few listens to fully absorb, but worth taking the challenge. The album closes in epic fashion with the 12-minute "Mute." This is what I believe to be the best song in the album. It perfectly balances the new sound of Charcoal Grace with what we're already familiar from their prior catalogue. Lyrically, it perfect encapsulates the themes of the album and makes for a perfect closer." DL-TPR
 


Read the full reviews on Metal Injection and The Prog Report.

Listen and watch the videos on the band's YouTube Channel.

Buy the Album from InsideOut Music or wherever great Prog music is sold.
 
NewEARS Art Rock Series

There are no NewEARS show announcements at this time

Click on the following link for a complete list of bands that have played for the NewEARS Art Rock Series
 

New England Events

02/29/24Haken - "An Evening With" featuring Fauna in full and a whole lot more! Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT
03/01/24Haken - "An Evening With" featuring Fauna in full and a whole lot more! Somerville Theatre - Somerville, MA
03/02/24Awaken - a Tribute to the Music of Yes The Kate - Old Saybrook, CT
03/03/24*POSTPONED-TBD* John Lodge - Performs Days Of Future Passed Tbe Warehouse at FTC - Fairfield, CT
03/03/24Brit Floyd - PULSE 2024 Tour - Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Division Bell Merrill Auditorium - Portland, ME
03/05/24Big Big Train - The Likes of Us Tour Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA
03/09/24*POSTPONED-TBD* John Lodge - Performs Days Of Future Passed Infinity Music Hall - Hartford, CT
03/12/24*POSTPONED-TBD* John Lodge - Performs Days Of Future Passed The Strand Ballroom - Providence, RI
03/13/24*POSTPONED-TBD* John Lodge - Performs Days Of Future Passed Nashua Center for the Arts - Nashua, NH
03/14/24Between the Buried and Me - Presents: The Colors Experience Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
03/15/24*POSTPONED-TBD* John Lodge - Performs Days Of Future Passed Colonial Theatre - Laconia, NH
03/15/24Between the Buried and Me - Presents: The Colors Experience Paradise Rock Club - Boston, MA
03/16/24Brit Floyd - PULSE 2024 Tour - Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Division Bell Toyota Oakdale Theatre - Wallingford, CT
03/16/24*POSTPONED-TBD* John Lodge - Performs Days Of Future Passed Plymouth Memorial Hall - Plymouth, MA
03/17/24Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - Singer Mali, Rong The Sinclair - Cambridge, MA
03/17/24Brit Floyd - PULSE 2024 Tour - Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of The Division Bell Veterans Memorial Auditorium - Providence, RI
03/17/24*POSTPONED-TBD* John Lodge - Performs Days Of Future Passed The Wilbur - Boston, MA
03/19/24Rick Wakeman - The Final Solo Tour - An Evening of YES Music and Other Favorites! Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT

Featured Shows:
 
March 5th - New England Premier
Regent Theatre - Arlington, MA



We are excited to announce five shows in the USA in March 2024. These shows are in addition to the band's previously announced co-headlining appearances on board Cruise To The Edge in March and at the final Night Of The Prog in Germany in July as well as their debut at Cropredy festival in the UK in August.

For these four shows the band's line-up will consist of Alberto Bravin (lead vocals), Nick D'Virgilio (drums), Oskar Holldorff (keyboards), Clare Lindley (violin), Rikard Sjoblom (guitars/keyboards) and Gregory Spawton (bass) as well as an additional multi-instrumentalist who will play trumpet, guitar and keyboards.





2/29 - Ridgefield Playhouse, CT
3/1 - Somerville Theatre, MA




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