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2021-01-16: The Greatest Prog Rock Singers: A Top 30 Countdown
The prog rock world has no lack of virtuosity, with its guitar heroes, keyboard wizards, and bass and drum monsters but this list salutes the proggers whose instrument was their vocal cords. Many of these singers were masterf

2021-01-15: TRANSATLANTIC - Looking For The Light (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Transatlantic - the Prog Supergroup of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt & Pete Trewavas – are pleased to announce their fifth studio album ‘The Absolute Universe’, set for release on the 5th February 2021. Representing t

2021-01-15: Anneke van Giersbergen releases video for new single Hurricane
Anneke Van Giersbergen has released a video for her new single Hurricane. The song is taken from her upcoming solo album, The Darkest Skies Are The Brightest which will be released through InsideOut Music on February 26. “For

2021-01-14: Infectious Groove by Don Schiff and friends
While navigating the rebuilding from our fire, I'm still recording, making the best of living in a trailer crammed with life and recording stuff lol. For Stickists, tappers and bassists, I like how the style of "comping and b

2021-01-14: Bert Lams & Fabio Mittino @ TLCPA 1-12-20 Part 2
JL: Here's another snippet of these two amazing guitarists performing the work of Gurdjieff/De Hartmann. To keep things interesting for the musicians and people that come to my shows, I built the backdrop and added plastic ca

2021-01-14: Olafur Arnalds in Search of Peace: The Echoes Podcast Interview
We talk to Icelandic composer, Ólafur Arnalds. Ever since his 2007 debut album, Eulogy for Evolution, he’s been a leading avatar of ambient chamber music, combining classical forms and electronic ambiences. HIs previous alb

2021-01-14: exo-X-xeno Collaborative Project Blasts Off with Expansive Single, “Onward Love,” Feat. Craig Maher, Billy Sherwood, Jay Schellen, and Legendary Keyboardist Patrick Moraz
On January 15, 2021, progressive rock project exo-X-xeno launches its debut single of aspiration and hopefulness, called “Onward, Love.” The song release, along with a companion inspirational promo video, pushes the prog roc

2021-01-14: Crack the Sky Reflect on Dark World With New Song ‘Dear Leaders’
Prog-rock veterans Crack the Sky previewed their upcoming 18th studio album, Tribes, with the dark new song "Dear Leaders." Throughout the track, singer John Palumbo reflects on a troubling world. "Dear leaders, are you liste

2021-01-14: Downes Braide Association release video for Your Heart Will Find The Way
Downes Braide Association, the partnership between yes keyboard player Geoff Downes and singer and producer Chris Braide, have released a lyric video for new song Your Heart Will Find The Way. The track is taken from the band

2021-01-14: Robert Berry releases video for new single A Bond Of Union
Robert Berry has released a video for his new single A Bond Of Union. The track is taken from the upcoming 3.2 album Third Impression which will be released through Frontiers Records on February 12. Berry's 3.2 project, itsel

2021-01-13: Bert Lams & Fabio Mittino @ TLCPA 1-12-20 Part 1
JL: Here’s a nice snippet of the wonderful Bert Lams & Fabio Mittino performing at TLCPA (my art studio)on 1/12/20 - our last concert before the world turned to shit. The music doesn't begin until around 8 minutes in, but if

2021-01-13: The Never​-​Ending Year by VAR
JB: Digging the latest VAR LP, 'The Never​-​Ending Year.' Kind of like Sigur Rós, Leprous, Neverending White Lights, and Árstíðir had a musical baby. In certain seasons, time can depart from the static drone of mi

2021-01-13: World’s Largest Prog Rock Supergroup THE PROG COLLECTIVE Preview New Album With First Single “Two Trajectories” Featuring GEOFF TATE!
The prog rock supergroup The Prog Collective, spearheaded by much heralded producer/musician and member of prog royalty Yes, Billy Sherwood, returns with a timely and magnificent new studio album, Worlds On Hold! This is the

2021-01-13: Rush Album Art: The Stories Behind All 19 LP Covers
As Rush's art director since 1975, Hugh Syme was one of the prog-rock trio's closest collaborators. His vivid designs — decrepit puppet kings, fireball jugglers, dalmatians next to fire hydrants — became an extension of the m

2021-01-12: The Flower Kings: launch video for 'Black Swan'; track taken from latest album 'Islands' out now!
In October 2020, progressive rockers THE FLOWER KINGS released their new double album “Islands” on InsideOutMusic, just a year after the group’s much celebrated “Waiting For Miracles”. Today the band have launched a brand new

2021-01-12: MAGMA RETROSPEKTIW I – II – III plus Bonus Track (3CD) Remastered Edition Now Available!
It was at the Olympia in June 1980 that the 10th anniversary of Magma was celebrated during three memorable evenings. This retrospective, bringing together most of the musicians who were part of the group, saw the light of da

2021-01-12: Marko Hietala leaves Nightwish
Nightwish bassist and co-vocalist Marko Hietala has quit the band. In an impassioned social media post headed “Dear people, I am leaving Nightwish and my public life”, Heitala announced that he had come to his decision in the

2021-01-12: MIT Review: Max Richter – Sleep (A Cinematic Exploration Into The Unknown) (2020)
“Enjoy the trip. We’ll see you on the other side.” A fascinating documentary that delves into the composition of Max Richter’s Sleep opus, the challenge of performing the entire eight hour suite live and in real time, and the

2021-01-12: Neal Morse on Transatlantic’s The Absolute Universe: The Progarchy Interview
As we (and everybody else in the prog rock world) announced back in November, Transatlantic’s fifth album The Absolute Universe will be unleashed on February 5. This album will arrive not just in multiple formats, but also in

2021-01-12: Transatlantic - The Absolute Universe (Album Review)
When the world is turned upside down, caught up in a whirlwind, we have to expect that art will follow in suit. As it turns out, the lockdown of the COVID era had a profound effect on the development of Transatlantic’s new al

2021-01-11: A Year In The Revolution 2020 by Various Artists
We are thrilled to announce this year’s “FREE” streaming release, “A Year In The Revolution 2020” is now out. It’s our annual best-of Melodic Revolution and PeacockSunrise Records compilation. The album features 22 Tracks by

2021-01-11: Transatlantic:The Absolute Interview - Roine Stolt interviewed by Nad Sylvan
Roine Stolt is interviewed by singer Nad Sylvan about the new Transatlantic album 'The Absolute Universe' in part 3 of The Absolute Interview series. The 5th Transatlantic studio album ‘The Absolute Universe’ is set for rele

2021-01-11: LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT Reveal Details for New Album
2020 came to a close with legendary supergroup LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT comprised of Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, Sons of Apollo), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), and Tony Levin (King Crimson, P

2021-01-11: Geddy Lee to Appear at Vancouver Symphony Gala
Rush frontman Geddy Lee will take part in a virtual evening of music and stories put on by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. The Show Must Go On: Stories of Resilience will feature Lee, legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman, cou

2021-01-11: Composer Danny Elfman releases video for prog rock-inspired 'Sorry'
Composer and musician Danny Elfman has released a video for new song. 'Sorry', a palpitating new track with tinges of industrial and prog-rock influences. 'Sorry' is his second new track from Elfman since signing to ANTI-/Epi

2021-01-10: Zappa's Guitar Style, Gear & More (w/Mike Keneally, Thomas Nordegg, Bob Rice, Merl Saunders Jr) on SOAL Night Live
For Episode #58 we take a close look at Frank Zappa's guitar style. Also, we look at his guitars over the years and his work with the ground-breaking mid 80s "sequencer", the Synclavier. We are joined by Zappa guitarist Mike

2021-01-10: Evergrey release video for new single Eternal Nocturnal
Swedish prog metallers Evergrey have released a video for their new single Eternal Nocturnal. The song is taken from the quintet's upcoming album, the band's twelfth over-all, Escape Of The Phoenix, which will be released thr

2021-01-09: Cosmograf announces new album Rattrapante due out on March
Gravity Dream Music is pleased to announce that RATTRAPANTE, the 8th album from Cosmograf, will be released on Friday 26th March 2021. ‘Rattrapante’ is a collection of 5 songs about our interaction with time; we measure it, b

2021-01-09: Watch the cast of Peanuts perform Roundabout by Yes
YouTuber Garren Lazar is back with another of his prog rock meets Peanuts pastiches. This time you can watch the cast of the popular Peanuts cartoons tackling the 1971 Yes classic Roundabout in the video below. "With this hor

2021-01-08: Steven Wilson - The Future Bites (Album Review)
Welcome to the future of Steven Wilson, departing on Track 21 this January. Are you all aboard the train, or did you already get off a couple of stops ago? Perhaps you’re still riding but nervously unsure if this is really th

2021-01-08: New SYD BARRETT Tribute Celebrates 50 Years Since The Release of “The Madcap Laughs” and “Barrett”
“LOVE YOU – a tribute to SYD BARRETT” celebrates 50 years since the release of “The Madcap Laughs” and “Barrett”. The double CD box will be released by the prestigious English label Gonzo Multimedia on the 6th of January, 202

2021-01-08: Steve Hackett launches new music video for Sirocco
Steve Hackett has launched a new music video for Siroccco. The song is taken from his upcoming solo acoustic album, Under A Mediterranean Sky, which is released through InsideOut Music on January 21. It's Hackett's first acou

2021-01-07: New Bad Elephant signing Simon McKechnie releases new video for Retro
British progressive rock composer Simon McKechnie has released a video for his song Retro. McKechnie has signed to Bad Elephant Music and will release his new album Retro this on March 19. You can watch the video in full belo

2021-01-07: Gabriel - Free as a Bird video
"Free as a Bird" from the album "New Life" ft Hélène Collerette on violin and Paris Session Orchestra arranged and conducted by René Bosc. Video by René Bosc

2021-01-07: The Spirit of Neil Peart
Rush’s virtuoso drum hero lived by his own rules, to the very end. For the first time since Peart’s passing, his bandmates and widow discuss his legacy and his final years

2021-01-06: “A Romantic’s Guide To King Crimson” by The Mastelottos Featuring Drum Legend Pat Mastelotto
Valentine’s Day 2021 delivers an unexpected and welcome surprise with the release of “A Romantic’s Guide to King Crimson,” the new 12-track album of reinvented King Crimson material by the husband-and-wife duo Deborah and Pat

2021-01-06: Modern Drummer Legends Vol. 1 – Neil Peart Book Bundle
This MD Neil Peart Legends book has it all. Includes Neil's 9 Modern Drummer cover stories + the complete contents of his 2020 May Tribute issue. Analysis of his performances on Rush's studio albums, a survey of his iconic dr

2021-01-06: Strawbs stream brand new song Settlement
UK prog rockers Strawbs have streamed the title track of their upcoming album Settlement exclusively with Prog. The band announced last month they will release their latest album, Settlement, through Cherry Red Records on Feb

2021-01-06: NEAL MORSE and ROINE STOLT Talk TRANSATLANTIC’s “The Absolute Universe” Record: ‘This Is Us Attempting to Take an Album Where No Band Has Gone Before
When TRANSATLANTIC released their debut album at the turn of the century, fans of classic symphonic progressive rock rejoiced. The combination of Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Pete Trewavas and Roine Stolt resulted in a powerhous

2021-01-05: Curved Air – The Albums 1970-1973 (Esoteric)
P: there's a nice little CD box coming out at the end of the month from Esoteric that compiles the four best Curved Air albums. I'm a big fan of the band, and I like these Esoteric sets a lot as well. Mostly I think this is a

2021-01-05: Jean-Michel Jarre celebrates 75million viewers for NYE show
Virtuoso Jean-Michel Jarre is celebrating a whopping 75 million views for his virtual New Year's Eve show Welcome To The Other Side, which was set in a 'virtual' Notre Dame cathedral. The live show combined life-like concert

2021-01-04: Lifesigns tease title track from new album Altitude
Lifesigns have given fans a sneak preview of one of their new songs during a recent video announcement. The band – featuring John Young (Asia), Jon Poole (Cardiacs), Dave Bainbridge (Iona), Zoltan Csörz (The Flower Kings), an

2021-01-04: Jimmy Page Shares Rare XYZ-Era ‘Rock and Ruin’ Demo
Jimmy Page shared a sample of the rare song "Rock & Ruin," marking the 40th anniversary of his XYZ sessions with then-former Yes members Chris Squire and Alan White. Although the Led Zeppelin guitarist didn't comment on its e

2021-01-04: The Flower Kings - 2020 recap and look ahead to 2021
SRS: Annual TFK recap and speculation thread - will the World of Adventures slow down or stop due to a global pandemic? Of course not! Another busy year with plenty of TFK projects and music to talk about. Here we go - in the

2021-01-03: Solstice - A New Day
CX: British band Solstice has a new album out called "Sia" and it is released on the Giant Electric Pea (GEP) label which I find quite fitting for them. It is a gorgeous album with pretty much the same line-up since the late

2021-01-03: Bad Elephant release pay-what-you-want label sampler
UK prog label Bad Elephant Music have released a 'pay-what-you-want' label 13-track sampler of their roster, featuring, among others, The Fierce & The Dead, Sanguine Hum, Zopp, The Osiris Club, The Rube Goldberg Machine. Prog

2021-01-03: Cynic will release a new album in the new year, says Paul Masvidal
Cynic guitarist Paul Masvidal has announced the US prog rockers are planning to release a new album in the new year, their first for seven years, as well as organising a celebration of the lives of former Cynic members Sean R

2021-01-03: Lazuli announce they'll release a new acoustic album
French prog rockers Lazuli have announced they are working on a new album for release in 2021. The new album will be an acoustic release, featuring re-recordings of material from their back catalogue. "Like a gift of new year

2021-01-02: New Treiyer album "Scars" featuring Steve Hackett, Steve Rothery, Jakko Jakszyk and other guests
Album pre-orders for digital download starts on Monday Jan. 4th through www.treiyer.bandcamp.com. Let's be honest, with this team what could go wrong?

2021-01-02: Tony Levin interview for Peter Gabriel Fans Facebook page
Jerry LoFaro joined his friend Warren Vlass (the creator of the very popular Peter Gabriel Fans Facebook page) on Zoom to interview the one and only… Tony Levin! As promised, here's the interview with Tony Levin. Check it out

2021-01-01: ‘I don’t want to be on the chicken-in-a-basket circuit singing f**king Kayleigh’: Fish bows out
While 2020 holds bitter-sweet memories for almost everyone, the past 12 months have been especially poignant for prog rock giant Fish, as he delivered his farewell masterpiece Weltschmerz, acclaimed as one of the finest album

2021-01-01: Gentle Giant thank fans for Prog Readers' Poll success in new video
The members of Gentle Giant have released. anew video thanking their fans for helping vote the release of their Proclamation video as Event Of The Year in the Prog Magazine Readers' Poll. You can see the band's messages below

2021-01-01: Steven Wilson covers Taylor Swift's The Last Great American Dynasty
Steven Wilson has released a new video of him covering Taylor Swift's The Last Great American Dynasty as part of his The Future Bites sessions. The track is taken from Swift's Folklore album, one of two she released in 2020.

2020-12-31: Actor/Director Alex Winter Talks New Frank Zappa Documentary, 'Zappa': "It Was The Full Complexity Of The Man I Wanted To Show"
Few 20th-century musicians have amassed as unique and influential a catalog as two-time GRAMMY winner Frank Zappa. Between the late 1960s and the early 1990s, Zappa's multifaceted artistry knew no bounds. He was a one-of-a-ki

2020-12-31: New Genesis Cover Album: Calling All Stations
M: Hey Genesis & prog rock fans! 🙂 Just recently completed a cover album of Genesis final album, "Calling All Stations" and it's coming out soon! It's not their proggiest album by far haha, but one of my favorites sin

2020-12-30: Angel's Call video from new Gabriel album New Life
This is my Manifesto for Mother Earth. Song: "Angel's Call" from my album New Life ft Fernando Perdomo and Rene Bosc (Lyric Video)

2020-12-30: New Year's Eve Special with Paul Bielatowicz and friends
Join us as we bring in the UK New Year with a livestream filled with positivity, community and togetherness. A week ago Mike Keneally, Bumblefoot, Jordan Rudess, Arthur Brown, Carl Palmer, Simon Fitzpatrick and 50 of my wonde

2020-12-29: Neal Morse launches new podcast
Neal Morse has launched a brand new podcast, Musicians Having Coffee And Talking About Stuff. You can watch the first episode in full below in which he is joined by guest and Transatlantic/Neal Morse Band/Flying Colors band m

2020-12-29: Fairport Convention Collect Together the Recordings on Alan Simon’s Rock Operas, Including ‘Excalibur: The Celtic Rock Opera’, on the Album ‘Fame and Glory’ – Out Now!
Fairport Convention has collected together its recordings created for Alan Simon’s various rock operas, including Excalibur: The Celtic Rock Opera, on a ‘catch all’ release for fans to buy the recordings in one place. The ban

2020-12-28: Sonic Perspectives - A Year In Review: Our 2020 Favorite Progressive Rock Albums
Progressive rock began the year with a devastating blow by the passing of legendary Rush drummer Neil Peart. Artists from all genres unleashed a tidal wave of tributes to this pillar of prog, but perhaps the greatest tribute

2020-12-28: 2020 In Review/Highlights on SOAL Night Live
Episode #55 is our recap of 2020. We share select stories from some of this year's guests like Tony Levin, Jon Anderson, Rick Wakeman, Albert Bouchard, John Lodge a several more. We also take a look at the newest/best new p

2020-12-28: How a Real-Life Comet Inspired Rush’s ‘Vapor Trails’ Cover
Like Rush's Vapor Trails, the story of its fiery cover art involves tragedy, emotional healing and a bit of magic. The 2002 album followed the prog-rock trio's five-year hiatus, a period of immense grief for Neil Peart: His d

2020-12-28: New website explores the Pink Floyd universe post 1983
A new website, Publius Enigma, focused on Pink Floyd’s, Roger Waters’, Richard Wright’s, David Gilmour’s, and Nick Mason’s post-1983 efforts has launched, including a presence on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, and

2020-12-27: RoSfest - The Rites of Spring Festival says “Goodbye, for now”.
GR: RoSfest has been a treasure in the progressive rock world for the last 17 years and it has been my privilege to produce and host one of the best progressive rock music festivals in the world, but RoSfest will officially e

2020-12-27: Images from a Life on the Road Book by Tony Levin
Photos from the new book, Images from a Life on the Road, by Tony Levin. This new coffee table book captures Tony's time on tour with Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, Paul Simon, Peter Frampton, Seal, Anderson/Bruford/Wakeman/How

2020-12-26: Gabriel - New Life
Hungry for new music? My album NEW LIFE is NOW AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE on CD & VINYL (black and transparent limited edition). ORDER NOW at https://independentmusicmarket.com NEW YEAR - NEW LIFE

2020-12-26: Gentle Giant release previously unseen interview footage from 1980
Gentle Giant have released previously unseen and unedited footage of the band being interviewed backstage at the Gusman Cultural Center in Miami in June 1980, which you can watch below. "It amazes me that there are still thin

2020-12-25: Paul Bielatowicz & Carl Palmer: Christmas Eve Special: The Quest for the Magic Hare
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays everyone! Hope you’re having a wonderful day, however you’re spending it. Here’s Carl Palmer’s Christmas greeting from yesterday’s livestream... ever wonder why you never see Carl Palmer & San

2020-12-25: Wish You Were Here - Dave Kerzner Band Live At Home
Merry X-Mas, Squidsmas and Festivas to everyone out there! Very limited get togethers this year. We miss everyone and wish you Happy Holidays and an AMAZING New Year! We wish you were here with us now but we'll hopefully see

2020-12-25: How Rush’s New Drummer Neil Peart Helped Spark ‘Fly by Night’ Art
Neil Peart made his drumming and lyric-writing debut with Rush's second LP, 1975's Fly by Night. He also took on another, less famous role: conceptualizing its bold cover image. "One of the first lyrics I submitted to [guitar

2020-12-24: ReFrame - Winter Revery (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
PB: Go check out ReFrame’s video for Winter Revery premiering now featuring our friend Christopher L Webster on vocals.

2020-12-24: Dutch progressive rock band Melvin's Nosehair new album - A kid Called Sean
J: You guys might like to check out this album by the dutch band Melvin's Nosehair "A kid called Sean". It's a 33" minute epic in the style of old Genesis with VDGG echoes as well.

2020-12-24: Little Atlas - 15 Years of Wanderlust Retrospective
Fifteen years ago, Miami-based progressive rock outfit Little Atlas released Wanderlust, the third album of the five produced to date under the band’s name. However, Little Atlas’ first release, Neverworldly, was written enti

2020-12-24: How Rush’s Debut LP Cover Perfectly Matched Their Raw Songs
Some albums deserve a lavish gatefold with surrealist art allusions, much like Rush's 1978 LP, Hemispheres. Others, like the prog-rock band's raw 1974 debut, need just the bare essentials. Rush is one of only two covers in th

2020-12-23: Charisma Label book (by Glen Colson) - Nefarious by Glen music memoir Colson
B: Nefarious by Glen Colson is now available. Glen was the Press Officer for the Charisma label during its glory years and, in his new autobiography, details many of his experiences there working with Van der Graaf Generator,

2020-12-23: New Stick Men Interview- (Levin, Mastelotto, Reuter, Husband & Pavkovic) on SOAL Night Live
Had a great chat with Stick Men, check it out! Big thanks to Leonardo for setting it up!! For Episode #55 Stick Men are our guests. Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, & Markus Reuter. Joining them are Gary Husband and Leonardo Pavko

2020-12-23: Fish's Weltschmerz is the Prog Magazine writers' Album of 2020
Fish's final album of a long and distinguished career, Weltschmerz, which was finally released in September, has been voted the best album of 2020 by Prog Magazine's team of writers. 2020 might be the year most of us want to

2020-12-22: New Progressive Rock by The Prog Report on Spotify
Listen on Spotify: Best new Prog Rock with a few classics thrown in featuring Dream Theater, Opeth, Steven Wilson, Big Big Train, Neal Morse Band, Spock's Beard, Marillion, Haken, Devin Townsend, Rush, Animals as Leaders, Por

2020-12-22: Markus Reuter PODCAST #002: Sid Smith
JKL: Markus Reuter has started doing a podcast, with the help of the MoonJune label, which releases Stick Men and a lot of Markus' work. I listened to the second show today - it's an interview with prog writer Sid Smith, and

2020-12-22: Watch Robert Fripp and Toyah cover Guns N’ Roses, Alice Cooper, Sex Pistols, Nirvana
We raise a virtual glass to Robert Fripp and Toyah Wilcox, two of 2020’s unsung heroes, as they serve up more killer covers. Amid the endless cavalcade of death, misery and woe set before us in 2020 there have been sporadic,

2020-12-22: Gandalf's Fist release new festive single Witchwood
UK prog rock sextet Gandalf's Fist have announced that they have released a new festive single Witchwood. It follows the band's last Christmas offering Winter's Mourning, which they released in 2017. The song featured in the

2020-12-22: Long Forgotten Pre-Uriah Heep Album Head Machine’s ‘Orgasm’ featuring Ken Hensley and Lee Kerslake Re-Released Officially for the First Time Since the 1970s – OUT NOW!
Head Machine’s Orgasm album was recorded in 1969 and this is the FIRST OFFICIAL RE-RELEASE of the album since 1971. Every other re-release since then has been a counterfeit. The album features four members of The Gods: Ken He

2020-12-22: White Willow's Jacob Holm-Lupo teams up with Prog writer for new concept work
White Willow, the Opium Cartel and Telepath mastermind Jacob Holm-Lupo has collaborated with Prog Magazine news editor Martin Kielty to release a concept work that offers a theory as to how Stonehenge was inspired. The Withy

2020-12-21: Greg Lake's I Believe In Father Christmas is prog's favourite Xmas song ever!
Greg Lake's 1975 seasonal single I Believe In Father Christmas has been voted the best progressive rock Christmas song in Prog Magazine's recent online poll. There's always been a strong bond between progressive music and the

2020-12-21: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (Progressive Rock Cover)
Eric Gillette: I have always wanted to do a cover of this song and put my own twist on it. So, I finally did! I put this together pretty quick, but had a fun time with it! Hope you enjoy it. If you'd like to download the song

2020-12-21: Independent Distribution Collective Launches New Service Offering Online Virtual Event Production for Independent Projects and Releases
IDC VIRTUAL EVENTS (IDCVE) is a new ultramodern service that professionally produces online virtual events, an asset that is now more important to the arts community than ever before. In business for over 16 years, Independen

2020-12-21: Save Our Stages: $15 Billion COVID Rescue Package for Live Venues
The U.S. government finally reached agreement to deliver a $900 billion coronavirus relief plan across the U.S., including $15 billion for live-entertainment venues along with personal payments for citizens. Senate Minority L

2020-12-20: STRAWBS| Esoteric Antenna announce a brand-new album from prog-rock legends Strawbs
Esoteric Antenna is delighted to announce the release of the new studio album by the legendary band STRAWBS. Settlement is the latest album recorded by STRAWBS, more than 50 years on from the band’s first major label release.

2020-12-20: Blueox release video for cover of Pink Floyd's Fearless
Jersey City psych duo Blueox have released a video for their enterprising cover of Pink Floyd's Fearless. The cover is taken from the band's debut EP Fearless, which was self-released in November. “We added Fearless to our fi

2020-12-20: Amorphis announce 30th anniversary vinyl box set
Finnish prog metallers Amorphis have announced a special 30th anniversary vinyl box set, the Vinyl Collection 2006 – 2020 which will be released on May 21 via Nuclear Blast. The new box set that will contain all their albums

2020-12-19: Big Big Train merchandise available at The Band Wagon USA
RKD: As some of you may know, I have a little web store here in the US. One of the aims of that store is to offer artists from outside North American a place to sell their merch to fans here, without those fans having to spen

2020-12-19: Roedelius, Thievery Corporation & Philip Glass, an Icon of Echoes, in Echoes Podcast.
Hans-Joachim Roedelius was a founding member of the bands Cluster and Harmonia, groups that influenced artists like David Bowie on his Berlin Trilogy and especially Brian Eno, who not only co-produced that trilogy, but went o

2020-12-19: Rush’s Understated ‘Hold Your Fire’ Cover Hides a Big Surprise
Hold Your Fire is one of Rush's most understated covers: three spheres in a triangular pattern, set against a red backdrop. Ironically, art director Hugh Syme saved his more intricate, eye-catching design for the inner packag

2020-12-18: Bluesvariation (Jam Session) by Pär Lindh Project
Keith Emerson used daggers but Pär Lindh has taken it a step further...Fader Bach doesn´t look to happy looking down at the organ stabbing! Pär Lindh Project jam on Bluesvariation by Moussorgsky/Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Adjust

2020-12-18: Best of 2020 Jordan Blum's Top 10 Albums (Prog Metal / Metal) of 2020
Unsurprisingly, my favorite metal albums of 2020 are a mix of always reliable heavy hitters and remarkable up-and-comers who absolutely deserve more attention. If there’s any connective tissue between them—aside from shared s

2020-12-18: Album Review: DANIEL TOMPKINS Ruins
Last year, TesseracT vocalist Daniel Tompkins unleashed his stunning solo debut, Castles. Essentially, it took the template of TesseracT’s most soothing and atmospheric passages and added a bit more electronic flair, pop/rock

2020-12-18: Riverside - ‘Lost’n'Found - Live in Tilburg’
The sudden and untimely passing of Riverside’s founding guitarist, Piotr Grudziński, in early 2016 was one of the most tragic events in recent progressive rock history. After all, his beautifully smooth and emotional sty

2020-12-18: Distance To The Sun (Spock's Beard) ft. Keiko Okumoto - Live from L.A.
Recorded at Ryo's house in Los Angeles in October 2020. Featuring his wife Keiko Okumoto on vocals. A contribution to Fusion's Online Christmas Cracker charity event in the UK. Get the album on Bandcamp! https://ryookumoto.ba

2020-12-18: Steve Hackett: launches new single 'Mdina (The Walled City)' - second track taken from 'Under A Mediterranean Sky'
Iconic guitarist Steve Hackett, releases his new acoustic album Under A Mediterranean Sky on 22nd January 2021 as a Limited CD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP + CD + LP-booklet and Digital Album via InsideOut Music. Under A Mediterrane

2020-12-17: Progarchy Kruekutt’s 2020 Favorites: New Albums (including Bruce Springsteen!?)
Here are the albums of new music from 2020 that grabbed me on first listen, then compelled repeated plays. I’m not gonna rank them except for my Top Favorite status, which I’ll save for the very end. The others are listed alp