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

HFMC - Eternal Snapshots

"There's just something immediately recognisable about Hasse's vocals, maybe it's because I am also a fan of the Flower Kings, I'm not sure but his vocal delivery is pretty unique and perfectly suited to the music and, in Anton Lindsjo, he has a superlative guitarist who can turn his hand to pretty much any genre he wants to and, in Sampo Axelsson and Ola Strandberg, a rhythm section as sharp and as cool as they come. What they have created is a masterly collection of brilliant, catchy songs that flow superbly and make a wonderfully cohesive album of progressive tinged hard rock that even has some poppy moments. It's a record that makes you smile, tap your foot and sing along too and I love music like that!" PR

"In contrast to the excellent predecessor 'We Are The Truth' from 2021, which showcased a somewhat more adventurous overall sound, "Eternal Snapshots" revisits their 'good old band sound'. The passionate notes effortlessly find their way to the listener across eleven well-varied tracks, with no double oxers or other daring leaps. Hasse Froberg & Musical Companion have once again succeeded in delivering a beautiful album. What a treasure." DvdH-P&R



Essential Track: "The album, of course, boasts some gems, and although all the tracks are deserving, Searching For The Dark and Blind Dog shine the brightest. The Uriah Heep-like organ in the infectious Blind Dog is deliciously mouth-watering, and when the bombastic intro of All I Wanted To Be follows, you know the disc is almost at its end. Ultimately, the band reaches melancholic maturity and carries you away." DvdH-P&R
 


Read the full reviews on Prog Radar and Prog & Rock.

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

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06/19/24The Musical Box - Commemorates Genesis 50th Selling England By The Pound The Wilbur - Boston, MA
06/22/24Jon Anderson - Yes Epics and Classics & More Capitol Center for the Arts - Concord, NH
06/22/24The Australian Pink Floyd Show - North American 2024 Tour Lynn Auditorium - Lynn, MA
06/23/24Blackmore's Night District Music Hall - Norwalk, CT
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06/29/24Blackmore's Night Berklee Performance Center - Boston, MA
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07/03/24Asia - The Heat of the Moment Tour with Focus, Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash), and Curved Air Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT
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07/06/24Justin Hayward and Christopher Cross - Blue World Tour featuring Mike Dawes Tupello Music Hall - Derry, NH
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