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2020-01-28: Steve Roach's Electronic Dig in the Echoes Podcast.
In the Echoes Podcast we take a deep dive into the world of Steve Roach. The prolific electronic artist has been part of Echoes for all of its 30 years and more. We’ve chronicled his electronic evolution more than just about

2020-01-28: New Canterbury-Prog on the way from Zopp
Of all the progressive rock subgenres, the “Canterbury Scene” designation may be the most specifically geographed. The obvious contender would be the Italian prog scene. On the newly announced debut album from Zopp, we’re pro

2020-01-28: Italian Prog Ensemble MANGALA VALLIS To Release 4th Album “VOICES”
“VOICES” is the fourth album by the Italian new prog band MANGALA VALLIS. An album that, once again, moves out of the path marked by the previous one, this happens because every creation of the band is the result of an ever c

2020-01-28: Anathema’s Daniel Cavanagh reissues Monochrome with bonus tracks
Anathema’s Daniel Cavanagh has reissued his 2017 solo album Monochrome with four bonus tracks through Kscope. The new release is titled Monochrome/Colour and comes with two newly recorded acoustic versions of The Exorcist and

2020-01-28: Nick Mason interview: the Pink Floyd man on his Saucerful Of Secrets
Not many famous musicians go from playing at Live 8 (three million viewers globally) and the closing ceremony of the London Olympics (UK TV audience of 26 million) to The Half Moon, Putney (capacity 250) and Dingwalls, Camden

2020-01-27: PSYCHOTIC WALTZ : LAUNCH "ALL THE BAD MEN" SINGLE AND VIDEO!
US Progressive Metal pioneers and innovators PSYCHOTIC WALTZ will soon release their 5th studio album, "The God-Shaped Void", worldwide on February 14th, 2020. Written and recorded with their full original line-up, "The God-S

2020-01-27: Vote for the greatest Yes songs ever at Prog Magazine
So what's your favourite Yes song then? One of the true prog rock greats, the band's fearless approach to making music seems to know no bounds. They've now bestrode the genre like a colossus for a mighty seven decades now, re

2020-01-27: Sonic Perspectives tribute to Sean Reinert: Former DEATH, CYNIC and PERFECT BEINGS Drummer SEAN REINIERT Found Dead at His Apartment
We lost another phenomenal and creative drummer this weekend. Sean Reinert was as innovative as he was precise and experimental, and he would play an intricate prog-rock song or a relentless death metal track with the same le

2020-01-26: In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins) - Harp Guitar Cover - Jamie Dupuis
Hey everyone! Here's my arrangement of In The Air Tonight by Phil Collins, I hope you enjoy this version! God damnit, I didn't come here to cry, but I did shed a tear. Seems to be a sudden resurgence of interest in this song

2020-01-25: Transport Aerian releases Official “Big Heart” Video
Transport Aerian is a Belgian progressive rock project that has been pushing the envelope for the last decade led by multi-instrumentalist and mastermind Hamlet. Transport Aerian latest video is from his upcoming single Big H

2020-01-25: RIP: Former DEATH And CYNIC Drummer SEAN REINERT Dead At 48
Sean Reinert, longtime drummer for progressive/technical metal pioneers CYNIC, has died. He was apparently found unresponsive at his California home Friday night (January 24). No cause of death has yet been revealed. He was o

2020-01-25: YES and KING CRIMSON Members Collaborate on the New Album by Peter Banks and David Cross – Crossover is OUT NOW!
David Cross was a member of King Crimson during the 1970s and the late Peter Banks was the original guitarist in YES. The guitar and violin parts for this NEW STUDIO ALBUM were recorded on the 10th August 2010 in an afternoon

2020-01-24: Middle East nightclub complex listed for sale, potentially huge change for Central Square
The Middle East nightclub complex in Central Square is listed for sale, co-owner Nabil Sater said Sunday, but he considered action on the listing to be far off or unlikely, and he said his ideal lease-back arrangement would a

2020-01-24: Rocking Horse Music Club - Live At Trading Boundaries 2019 - gig review
Rocking Horse Music Club plays The Music of Anthony Phillips featuring songs from The Geese & The Ghost, Wise After The Event, Sides - and many more plus selections from Mike Rutherford's Smallcreep's Day with original vocali

2020-01-24: The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway Illustrated - Complete
Here is Nathaniel Barlem's complete version of The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. Like his earlier version of "Supper's Ready", it consists mostly of static illustrations with a few bits of simple animation. Quite impressive, an

2020-01-24: King Crimson to release new EP to mark the 50th Anniversary of "Cat Food" Single
This year will see the 50th-anniversary of the release of King Crimson’s first non-album single. To mark this momentous occasion a new 4-track EP issued on 10inch vinyl and CD will be available to buy on March 6th 2020. The C

2020-01-24: Watch The Neal Morse Band perform rousing version of Dark Melody live
The Neal Morse Band have released a live video for their track Dark Melody. The clip has been taken from the group’s upcoming album The Great Adventour: Live in Brno 2019, which will be released on March 6 through InsideOut M

2020-01-24: King Crimson share trailer for upcoming documentary Cosmic FuKc
King Crimson have shared a trailer for the upcoming documentary about the band titled Cosmic FuKc. The project is being helmed by Toby Amies, with a statement on the film reading: “In 2018, Robert Fripp commissioned a documen

2020-01-23: Roger Waters Announces ‘This Is Not a Drill’ Tour
Roger Waters will hit 31 cities across North America when he launches his This Is Not a Drill tour this summer. The tour will be the Pink Floyd founder's first time performing in the round. You can watch a trailer for the sho

2020-01-23: Genesis sighting in New York sparks reunion rumours
Phil Collins, Mike Rutherford and Tony Banks were spotted last night at New York’s Madison Square Garden, sparking rumours that a Genesis reunion could be on the cards. The trio were watching the New York Knicks take on the L

2020-01-23: TOUNDRA: PREMIERE SECOND SINGLE/VIDEO FROM THEIR UPCOMING NEW ALBUM
TOUNDRA, are immersed in the preparation for their new adventurous album, 'Das Cabinet Der Dr. Caligari', in which they have composed a breath-taking original soundtrack (out on February 28th). They have just premiered a new

2020-01-23: THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT: AMMONIA AVENUE Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set To Be Released March 27, 2020
Esoteric Recordings is proud to announce the release of a new re-mastered limited edition deluxe expanded boxed set of the classic album AMMONIA AVENUE by THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT. First released in February 1984, AMMONIA AVE

2020-01-23: The Flower Kings - 2019 recap and look ahead to 2020
(SRS) I'm a little late with my annual recap thread but here goes. 2019 was another great year in the World of Adventures!! And we actually got a Flower Kings album! Here are the "Flower King family" related albums in the ord

2020-01-22: Stop Motion Orchestra at ProgDay 2020
STOP MOTION ORCHESTRA is an ensemble of seasoned musicians from Austin’s progressive and experimental music scenes. Mixing influences ranging from Henry Cow, Cardiacs, Haniwa-Chan and Picchio Dal Pozzo, to traditional music f

2020-01-22: Pure Reason Revolution return with their first album in 10 years
Pure Reason Revolution have announced that they’ll release their first album in 10 years this spring. Jon Courtney and Chloë Alper reactivated the band in 2019 after parting ways in 2011 following the release of 2010’s Hammer

2020-01-21: Nektar - The Other Side (Album Review)
The first wave of prog-rock sometimes proves surprisingly tenacious. When a band reaches the 50 year mark, any remaining original members are inevitably reaching their 70s or beyond and usually there have been more than a few

2020-01-21: Is Prog Rock Really Progressive? A New Book Discussing the Progress in Progressive Rock Music
Is Prog Rock really progressive anymore? How do the current Prog bands feel about the genre and its legacy? Do they feel that there is progress in the music they perform? Different Prog artists/bands are being interviewed and

2020-01-21: Yes Joined by Alan Parsons for Pre-Cruise to the Edge Dates
Yes will play a series of spring U.S. dates with the Alan Parsons Live Project before taking off on their annual Cruise to the Edge. Shows begin on March 19; tickets go on sale at 10 AM ET on Jan. 24. See a complete list of a

2020-01-20: MIT Review - The Blackheart Orchestra (for fans of Kate Bush)
I first encountered The Blackheart Orchestra as the support act for a gig by prog rock band Lifesigns. I was intrigued by the band’s choice of name and wandered into the cramped venue wondering what array of instruments would

2020-01-20: …AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD: NEW ALBUM 'X: THE GODLESS VOID AND OTHER STORIES' OUT TODAY; BAND LAUNCHES VIDEO FOR 'SOMETHING LIKE THIS'
…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead release their first new album in six years today, with the launch of ‘X: The Godless Void and Other Stories’. To celebrate, they have launched a video for the third track taken from

2020-01-20: Listen to Kirk Windstein Cover Jethro Tull’s ‘Aqualung’
Southern metal icon Kirk Windstein, of Crowbar and Down fame, will release his debut solo album Dream in Motion on Jan. 24 via Entertainment One. It’s available for pre-order now. The 10-track work closes with a cover of Jeth

2020-01-20: Petition under way to have Rush’s Neil Peart honoured at Lakeside Park
A petition to have a statue or plaque dedicated to Rush’s Neil Peart placed at Lakeside Park in St. Catharines, Canada, has gathered more than 20,000 signatures. The location was made famous thanks to Rush’s classic Caress Of

2020-01-19: Triumph’s Future: No Tour, But Maybe a New Album?
Triumph bassist Mike Levine says that physical concerns make it unlikely that the band would ever tour again, but also reports that the trio have discussed a return to the recording studio. Levine, guitarist-vocalist RIk Emme

2020-01-18: Phil Collins Recalls Offering to Quit Genesis to Join the Who
Phil Collins recalled telling Pete Townshend he’d quit Genesis in order to replace the late Keith Moon in the Who. By the time he made the offer, Kenney Jones had already been hired as the Who’s new drummer – despite his init

2020-01-18: Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson send thanks for “outpouring of love” since Neil Peart’s death
Rush’s Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson have sent a message of thanks to everyone who has paid tribute to Neil Peart. Peart’s death was announced on Friday last week, with a statement from the band saying the 67-year-old died on Ja

2020-01-17: SONS OF APOLLO: NEW STUDIO ALBUM 'MMXX' OUT NOW!
ONS OF APOLLO - former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N' Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malm

2020-01-17: Rush Music Sales Rise by More Than 2,000 Percent
Sales of Rush’s music soared by more than 2,000 percent in the aftermath of drummer Neil Peart’s death, Billboard reported, adding that mainstream chart returns were expected in the upcoming accounting period. Peart died on J

2020-01-17: Tangerine Dream to revisit classic tracks on Recurring Dreams album
Tangerine Dream are to release an album featuring reworkings of some of their classic tracks later this month. Titled Recurring Dreams, the 11-track collection has been put together by the current lineup, which features Thors

2020-01-16: Nightwish detail new double studio album Human. :II: Nature
Nightwish have announced they’ll release their new studio album Human. :II: Nature later this year. The follow-up to 2015’s Endless Forms Most Beautiful will be a double album and is set to arrive on April 10 through Nuclear

2020-01-16: Scientists Still Unable To Determine Whether Yes A Good Band
CAMBRIDGE, MA—Following a three-decade-long, multimillion-dollar study to evaluate the progressive rock group’s music, a team of scientists at Harvard University announced Wednesday that they were no closer to determining if

2020-01-15: Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode Celebrate Hall of Fame Inductions
Trent Reznor couldn't quite believe it when he heard Nine Inch Nails will be part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2020. "I'm pretty freaked out. I'm quite in shock," Reznor, the band's sole inductee, told Rolling

2020-01-15: Rick Wakeman reports a new prog album is in the works
Rick Wakeman reports he’s planing on releasing a new prog album later this year. The keyboardist first made the announcement on his website and has posted some updates on Twitter this week. Looking ahead to 2020, Wakeman orig

2020-01-15: From The Point Of Ignition to the Final Drive: A Reflection on the Loss of NEIL PEART
January 10th for me has never meant anything else but the birthday of one of my dearest friends. On a more universal level, it marks the taking of effect of the Treaty of Versailles, officially ending World War I, the release

2020-01-14: Keith Emerson Tribute Concert DVD screening announced
A premiere screening of the forthcoming Keith Emerson Tribute Concert DVD has been announced for this Thursday. It will take place at Old World Village Festival Hall, 7561 Center Ave, Huntington Beach, CA 92647 (20 min from N

2020-01-14: Rush’s ‘Permanent Waves': The Story Behind Every Song
After wrapping their gloriously overstuffed 1978 prog-rock opus Hemispheres, Rush wisely knew they needed to pull back the reigns. They'd indulged in every whim: geekily titled conceptual suites ("Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemisphe

2020-01-14: Joe Satriani announces new album Shapeshifting
Joe Satriani has announced that his new album Shapeshifting will be released this spring. A final date and further details have still to be confirmed, but Satch’s 18th studio album will coincide with his previously revealed S

2020-01-14: Mike Portnoy Kept Neil Peart’s Cancer Secret for Two Years
Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy said he knew Neil Peart was fighting brain cancer for two years, but had been asked to keep it secret. The Rush drummer, who retired in 2015, died on Jan. 7 after being diagnosed near

2020-01-14: Todd Rundgren to Celebrate ‘A Wizard, a True Star’ on New Tour
Todd Rundgren will celebrate 1973's A Wizard, a True Star during just-announced concert dates set for May and June across the U.S. He'll play a full side of the album, plus another set of career-spanning hits as part of the I

2020-01-13: Foreigner Announce ‘Juke Box Heroes’ Tour With Kansas and Europe
Foreigner's Juke Box Heroes tour this summer will feature opening slots by Kansas and Europe. “We can’t wait to hit the road with our good friends Kansas and Europe and bring all our biggest hits to cities across the country,

2020-01-13: Watch Tool, Dream Theater and Styx pay tribute to Rush legend Neil Peart
Tool, Dream Theater and Styx all paid tribute to Rush drummer Neil Peart at their live shows over the weekend. News of Peart’s death was announced on Friday, with a statement by the band saying that the 67-year-old died on Tu

2020-01-13: Phil Collins interview: the Live Aid fiasco, going solo, and coping with criticism
You know him, right? Shiny-suited prog traitor. Ruined Led Zeppelin. Wife ran off with the decorator. All true. But there’s way more to the man who nearly joined The Who, once considered suicide and is, in all honesty, a Thor

2020-01-13: Vote for the best Marillion song ever
Few bands have had such a gloriously sprawling career as Marillion. Since forming in the sleepy British town of Aylesbury in the late 70s, they’re been standard-bearers for the prog scene, bona fide pop stars, a deep and thou

2020-01-12: XYZ - Charity Edition (Dedicated to Neil Peart)
Dave Kerzner - CHARITY DEDICATED TO NEIL PEART WITH NEW MUSIC! We'll be making monthly donations to the GORD DOWNIE BRAIN CANCER RESEARCH FOUNDATION. I've decided to put something new together with my Sonic Elements project w

2020-01-11: Boston Globe obituary: Neil Peart, drummer for Rush, dies at 67
Neil Peart, the pyrotechnical drummer and high-concept lyricist for the Canadian progressive-rock trio Rush, died on Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif. He was 67. The cause was brain cancer, according to a statement by the band’

2020-01-11: Neil Peart Through the Years: 1976-2015 Photo Gallery
We're celebrating the life and music of Rush's Neil Peart with photos from the last 40 years of his public life. Peart joined Rush in the summer of 1974, replacing John Rutsey, after the band's self-titled debut and a few wee

2020-01-10: RIP: Neil Peart, Rush Drummer Who Set a New Standard for Rock Virtuosity, Dead at 67
Neil Peart, the drummer and lyricist for Rush, died Tuesday, January 7th, in Santa Monica, California at age 67. The cause was brain cancer, which he had been quietly battling for three years, according to Elliot Mintz, a spo

2020-01-10: The Spirit of Gurdjieff Lives on in Two Guitars
Bert Lams has come to recognize the look. It’s the one he receives when audience patrons think they know what is in store once he initiates a concert with fellow guitarist Fabio Mittino. “It’s funny,” the Belgian-born Lams re

2020-01-10: Sons Of Apollo: launch video for 'Desolate July'
SONS OF APOLLO - former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-Guns N' Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Mal

2020-01-10: Watch Queensryche's psychedelic lyric video for The Verdict track Inner Unrest
Queensryche have released a lyric video for their track Inner Unrest. It’s the latest song lifted from the band’s latest studio album The Verdict which arrived last year through Century Media. Frontman Todd LaTorre says: “Inn

2020-01-09: Prog Legends Nektar Return With Stunning New Studio Album “The Other Side”
Esoteric Antenna is delighted to announce the release of the stunning new studio album by the legendary band Nektar. Throughout the 1970s Nektar released a series of acclaimed albums, scoring chart success in Germany (where t

2020-01-09: Rise Twain release new video for Prayers
US progressive rock duo Rise Twain have released a new video for their song Prayers. It's the first official video release from the duo - Echolyn's Brett Kull and author and playwright J.D. Beck. You can watch the hole video

2020-01-09: Tool’s ’10,000 Days’ Is Now 5,000 Days Old: What’s Happened Since?
On May 2, 2006 – Day 1 – Tool’s fourth LP, 10,000 Days, was released to the world. It would soon top the album charts in the U.S. and elsewhere. The title – which, on first announcement, led some fans to conclude it was a pra

2020-01-08: Marillion: a guide to their best albums
If progressive rock bands are supposed to be boring, nobody told Marillion. The making of their classic album Misplaced Childhood – in early 1985, at Berlin’s Hansa Studios – was effectively one almighty bender. Singer Fish l

2020-01-08: Archive: Keith Tippett, 1969-1971
“In this one piece he has done more than almost anybody else that comes to mind in breaking down barriers in rock, jazz and classical music” raved a Melody Maker article in 1971. The magazine was not known to often dish out s

2020-01-08: Big Beautiful Noise Top Choices of 2019
The year of 2019 has been tremendous. I am certain I have not heard all of the music that could have made it here, but how can anyone receive or even try to listen to all the world's output in this day of instant uploads galo

2020-01-08: TERRA INCOGNITA PROG FESTIVAL LINE-UP (Quebec, Canada)
ANEKDOTEN (Sweden) 2 different shows. Friday : 25th anniversary of NUCLEUS. The complete NUCLEUS album + tracks from VEMOD. Saturday : retrospective of entire career. HEAD WITH WINGS (USA). ISPROJECT (Italy). LA MASCHERA DI C

2020-01-07: RIP: JOEL VANDROOGENBROECK, Belgian Experimental Music Pioneer & Founder Of Legendary Krautrock Band BRAINTICKET, Passes Away At The Age Of 81
Joel Vandroogenbroeck was a musical pioneer in every sense of the phrase. His classical and jazz training combined with his passion for computers and electronic synthesizers united the digital and analog worlds, creating som

2020-01-07: RIP: Former Hawkwind drummer Martin Griffin has died
Former Hawkwind and Hawklords drummer Martin Griffin has died, it’s been announced. Martin became a member of Hawklords '78 after he and Harvey Bainbridge, the rhythm section from Ark, were signed up by Hawkwind – actually Bo

2020-01-06: In Continuum premiere new lyric video for You Don't Know How It Feels with Prog Magazine
In Continuum premiere their brand new lyric video for You Don't Know How It Feels with Prog. The song is taken from the band's recently released Acceleration Theory Part Two: Annihilation album and features a guest vocal perf

2020-01-06: TOUNDRA: PREMIERE FIRST SINGLE/VIDEO, ANNOUNCE PRE-ORDER BUNDLES AND EUROPEAN TOUR FOR "DAS CABINET DES DR. CALIGARI"
TOUNDRA, the intrepid instrumental rock band from Spain that recently announced the release of 'Das Cabinet Des Dr. Caligari' are proud to present the first video/single from the album, which will be available on February 28t

2020-01-06: RIP: ENGINEER NICK BLAGONA DEAD AT 74
Le Studio, the complex he set up with producer Andre Perry outside Montreal in 1974, became known as Rush’s Abbey Road because the Canadian prog band relied on it in the way the Beatles once relied on the London complex. Le S

2020-01-06: Mike Portnoy sets the record straight: he's not joining Rush for 2020 tour
Mike Portnoy has reacted to an online story claiming the drummer would be joining Rush for a 40th anniversary Permanent Waves tour. The spoof article appeared online recently, while a fake Twitter account was also set up in h

2020-01-05: Pitchfork provides a fresh look at Peter Gabriel’s 1986 album So in The Sunday Review
Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit Peter Gabriel’s 1986 art-pop masterpiece, a turning point in the commercial

2020-01-04: Voyager IV to Kick Off Pictures At An Exhibition Tour on January 24th
Keeping in tradition with mankind’s need to explore and bring unity and hope to the world, Voyager IV aims to do just that with their upcoming tour. 52 years ago Apollo 8 was the first manned spacecraft to successfully orbit

2020-01-03: Ambient Guitarist David Helpling's Rune: Echoes January 2020 CD of the Month
Oceanic landscapes and ancient runes provide the inspiration for a deep sonic dive by David Helpling. Helpling has been releasing music since his 1996 debut, Between Green and Blue. Although adept at synthesizers, he’s primar

2020-01-02: Rascal Reporters Patreon launched for new album - RRkives being opened!
2019 was a massive year for us in Rascal Reporters - we put out a new studio release, digital reissues and remasters of older material, while working on our new full length album 'The Strainge Case Of Steve' - 18 tracks of al

2020-01-02: Life on the road with Snarky Puppy
We spoke to Rosanna Freedman, Snarky Puppy’s production manager and tour manager, about the band's recent Royal Albert Hall show, the challenges involved with working with such an eclectic band and what goes on behind the sce

2020-01-02: Flaming Row -The Pure Shine (Album Review)
About a year-and-a-half ago, I asked Martin Schnella if he was going to be doing any electric Prog albums. “No.” No hesitation, no obfuscation. “No.” Martin and partner Melanie Mau were focusing their impressive talents on ac

2020-01-01: Circuline - New Day [Official Video]
If you like epic, cinematic rock, you'll like this piece from Circuline's second studio album, "Counterpoint". Music by Andrew Colyer (keyboards, orchestration, sound design) and Darin Brannon (drums). Bass guitar by Paul Ran

2020-01-01: Fernando Perdomo's CREATEREON
Happy New Year.. I have a new concept that is gonna keep me busy in 2020..I have opened up a Patreon called "Fernando Perdomo's Createreon" .. What is a Patreon? Patreon is a crowdfunding platform that enables fans (or patron

2019-12-31: King Crimson downloads update
The end of 2019 and the 50th-anniversary of King Crimson is marked by a very special series of downloads today. Chronicling the making of the debut album, all these sessions will appear in high resolution on the forthcoming “

2019-12-30: Andrew Colyer's 2019 Keyboard Rig with 3.2 featuring Robert Berry (Part 1 of 2)
http://colyermusic.com/ Andrew Colyer is the keyboardist/vocalist with the progressive rock band "3.2 featuring Robert Berry", covering keyboards, vocals, sound design, and lead soloing. This is Andrew's stage rig, which in

2019-12-30: Devin Townsend: I gave Ziltoid my own snot-covered dreadlocks
Earlier this year, Metal Hammer magazine caught up with Devin Townsend just as he released his latest studio album Empath. The Canadian musician took time to answer questions from fans, with reader Matthew Mills posing a ques

2019-12-28: Gabriel - New Life (Official Lyric Video) ft. Rothery, Nolan, Velazco, Collerette & Bosc
Gabriel Agudo is a singer, songwriter, musician and producer associated with the progressive rock genre. Currently as a solo artist, Gabriel is also one of the lead singers of the Steve Rothery Band and In Continuum Band.

2019-12-28: Mother Turtle - Three Sides To Every Story
Mother Turtle from Greece have just released their latest album Three Sides To Every Story in vinyl form, and CD also. This time they come back as a trio, with guitar-driven heavy prog-rock and some experimental, avant/noise

2019-12-28: Dream Theater’s James LaBrie: Being progressive is never uncool
Dream Theater’s James LaBrie told Metal Hammer earlier this year that being labelled a progressive rock band is something which should never be considered as uncool. The vocalist was speaking to the magazine ahead of the laun

2019-12-27: Tool: Our biggest fear would be just giving up
Speaking with Metal Hammer about Tool’s new album Fear Inoculum earlier this year, bassist Justin Chancellor explained the meaning behind the title and more...

2019-12-25: Bill Bruford "Double Time" CD/DVD compilation (Winterfold UK) 2/7/2020
Bill Bruford was the original drummer in YES and was a long term member of King Crimson. “Double Time” includes the previously released “Winterfold Collection”, which is a compilation of Bill Bruford’s solo and collaborative

2019-12-23: MIT Review: Steven Wilson – Grace For Drowning (Reissue 2020) (*****)
“My obligation to collecting is my only thirst…” Steven Wilson’s second solo album gets the reissue treatment from the Kscope label, with the original double album now supplemented by a blu-ray disc of alternative mixes and

2019-12-22: Fish - Weltschmerz update
Merry Christmas from Fish! Sounds like it may finally be coming out in May 2020.

2019-12-20: Watch The Neal Morse Band perform Welcome To The World live
The Neal Morse Band have shared a live video showcasing their track Welcome To The World. It’s the first look at their upcoming live package The Great Adventour: Live in Brno 2019, which will be released on March 6 through In

2019-12-20: How Gentle Giant's Derek Shulman Surprised ex-Bandmate Elton John
Famous for fronting Gentle Giant from 1970-80, Derek Shulman found early success with a British pop group called Simon Dupree and the Big Sound. The seeds for his next phase were already planted, since the lineup included sib

2019-12-19: Alan Parsons’ Ammonia Avenue to be reissued
An updated Blu-ray edition of The Alan Parsons’ Project’s Ammonia Avenue is due out on March 27, 2020, via Esoteric Recordings. It will contain 5.1 and High Resolution stereo mixes of the 1984 album, created by Alan Parsons h

2019-12-19: Pink Floyd augmented reality experience immerses fans in band's artwork
Last week, Pink Floyd’s new box set The Later Years launched, bringing together the band’s material from 1987 onwards. Now, UK tech studio Draw & Code have developed an augmented reality experience which gets fans up close an

2019-12-19: RIP: Gershon Kingsley, Moog-loving composer, dies at 97
Gershon Kingsley, a composer who brought electronic sounds into popular music and wrote the enduring instrumental hit “Pop Corn,” died Dec. 10 at his home in Manhattan. He was 97. In the 1960s, Mr. Kingsley was an early conve

2019-12-19: CALIGULA'S HORSE Announce First Ever North American Headline Tour Alongside MOON TOOTH & EBONIVORY
Caligula’s Horse, a band at the forefront of Australia’s progressive rock scene, are pleased to announce their first ever North American headline tour for 2020, following their one-off appearance at ProgPower USA this year, a

2019-12-18: Robert Fripp’s Introduction To The Guitar Circle Four-Day-Long Event For Guitar Players and Music-Lovers To Be Held in Saratoga Springs, NY – October 22nd – 26th, 2020
Robert Fripp’s Introduction To The Guitar Circle is a four-day-long event for guitar players and music-lovers of all levels, interests, and tastes. Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our

2019-12-17: 10 Progressive Rock Concept Albums Every Music Fan Should Own
Released in late November 1979, progressive rock pioneer Pink Floyd’s eleventh studio LP, The Wall, was a creative triumph. In a nutshell, it’s a semi-autobiographical rock opera — mostly conceived and written by bassist/voca

2019-12-17: Perfect Beings disband
End of a decade - end of an era. As some of you may have already put together, it is time to announce that Perfect Beings have disbanded. We thank you for your support throughout the past 6 years, as we could not have done an

2019-12-17: Pink Floyd’s Battle With Paul McCartney at Knebworth
David Gilmour and some of his backstage colleagues recalled some of the most memorable moments from Pink Floyd’s big concert in Venice in 1989 and another at Knebworth in 1990. While Gilmour remained diplomatic about some of