ProgPower nominated for best indoor festival award / ProgPower 2015 first bands booked

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“We have been nominated for the European festival awards: best indoor festival.  Voting has started today and in all honesty, although many fine festivals exist throughout Europe, I can’t think of any festival more deserving this title.
Voting has started today, so head over to:
And cast your vote!
ProgPower Europe 2015
While we are looking back at a great ProgPower Europe 2014 because of a superb line-up and a tremendous atmosphere we are already preparing for the next one!
Bands that have been booked for ProgPower Europe 2015:
  • Pagan’s Mind (Norway)
  • Leprous (Norway)
  • Abnormal Thoughts Patterns (USA)
  • Until Rain (Greece)
Ticket sales and bookings for the castle start at the following dates:
Booking for Castle De Berckt: starting November 1st 2014
Early Bird weekend tickets: starting December 1st 2014
Advance sales weekend tickets: Januari 4th 2015
Advance sales day tickets: August 16th 2015
About ProgPower Europe
ProgPower Europe is a Progressive Metal festival held in Baarlo, Limburg, The Netherlands. Last year (2013) saw the celebration of 15 years of ProgPower Europe.  In its history bands like: OpethAnathema, Fates Warning, Shadow Gallery, Symphony X, Evergrey, Threshold, Jon Oliva, Riverside and many many more have played the festival.
PP Europe organization
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New Knight Area album: “Hyperdrive”


“On October 14 2014, the new Knight Area album will be released. The album is called “Hyperdrive” and will be released world wide by the American label The Laser’s Edge. “Hyperdrive” is the fifth official studio album, and the first one with the new lineup of five people: guitars: Mark Bogert, drums: Pieter van Hoorn, keyboards: Gerben Klazinga, vocals and keyboards: Mark Smit, bass and bass pedals: Peter Vink (Q65, Finch, The Boxx, Ayreon, Star One).

The album has been mixed by Joost van den Broek (After Forever, Ayreon, Star One among others). Special guest on guitars is Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Bodine, Vengeance, Stream of Passion, Star One). The album artwork is by Gustavo Sazes (famous for his artwork for artists including James LaBrie, Kamelot, Manowar, Firewind en Arch Enemy). Continue reading

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Hungarian progressive dark metal band Dreamgrave announces debut LP ‘Presentiment

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“Hungarian progressive dark metal band Dreamgrave announces debut LP ‘Presentiment’. Dreamgrave is a Hungarian progressive dark metal band relaunched in September 2012. We would like to find press coverage for our debut LP, called ‘Presentiment’. Our first track from the album ‘False Sense of Confidence’ is available at our Bandcamp page, where the album can be pre-ordered:
Release date: October 15, 2014

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Kika and Serious Music decided to make the ‘1000 wishes’ show available for free

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PBII’s 1000 wishes show october 17th  will be available for free for everyone. By the voluntary contribution from the visitors we try to raise as much as possible for KIKA.

More information on the website

Please apply up front by sending an email to Doors open at 8:30 pm.
ddres: Cornelis Geellaan 2 2406 JG Alphen a/d Rijn


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Sounds Of Fall – Metal Edition – Line-up complete!


“After the tragic news of the untimely passing of The Aurora Project guitarist Marc Vooijs last week, the people behind Sounds of Fall had to change their plans. Both the day planning and line-up got changed around and Sounds of Fall will now be a night focused on the heavier progressive music.

The line-up for the festival has been announced today and both a new poster and festival trailer have been released to the public:

You can watch the trailer below:

The following bands shall take to the stage on October 25th 2014 in the Ijsbreker in Leusden:

Chaotic Silence

Overhaul and Chaotic Silence will open the night. After those two Adeia will play a special set with new material and a few surprises. And to close the night, Mind:Soul will play their complete debutalbum in an exclusive show which will be done only once!

The whole night will be captured on audio and video. The doors will open at 19:00 and the first band will kick off at 19:30. Tickets in pre-sale cost €10 and €12,50 at the door.

Pre-sale tickets are available here:

For more info, check out:

All lovers of heavy challenging music may mark their calendars for October 25th 2014! We hope to see you all at Sounds of Fall!”

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Distorted Harmony, New live video and confirmed November concerts

“We just released a new video from our “Chain Reaction Live” concert at Barby Tel Aviv – As One. And we’re coming to The Netherlands for 3 shows this November!

As One // “Chain Reaction Live” Aug 10, 2014
Natural Selection – Live, 8/10/14

Distorted Harmony Live // The Netherlands
Nov 7th: De Cacaofabriek, Helmond (NL)
Nov 8th: Haunted Sky, Paradox, Tilburg (NL)
Nov 9th: To be announced.

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THE GENTLE STORM sign deal with InsideOut Music

“Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One, Guilt Machine) & Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend Project) recently revealed that they had joined forces for new band The Gentle Storm, and they can now reveal that they have signed a deal with InsideOut Music for the release of their debut album early next year. 
Arjen comments: “We are thrilled to be able to strengthen our relationship with InsideOut Music as The Gentle Storm’s label.“ Anneke adds: “We’re in the middle of recording these amazing new songs and are very excited the label shows an equal amount of faith in this release. We can’t wait for people to hear it and are happy this superb team will help us spread the word.”
Having originally worked together back in 1998 on Ayreon’s album ‘Into The Electric Castle‘, and reconvening again for the seventh Ayreon album ‘01011001‘, The Gentle Storm sees the duo collaborate for a full double-album that will see the light of day next year. Anneke will also take the music on the road in 2015, backed by a band of Dutch musicians; however Arjen himself will not take part.
Arjen Lucassen recently picked up the Virtuoso award at this year’s Progressive Music Awards in London, in front of an audience that included Peter Gabriel & Rick Wakeman amongst other progressive rock legends. Last year saw the release of the latest album from his Ayreon project entitled ‘The Theory Of Everything’ which featured guest appearances from the aforementioned Wakeman as well as Steve Hackett and Keith Emerson.
Anneke Van Giersbergen has also had an extremely busy 12 months following the release of her latest solo album ‘Drive’, playing live across the world with her solo band, Devin Townsend Project, and with Daniel Cavanagh of Anathema. She will also be playing a special anniversary show with former band The Gathering in November as well has having taken part in Devin Townsend’s forthcoming new album .
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DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT launch intergalactic lyric video for Deathray

“The Devin Townsend Project are extremely pleased to reveal a very special lyric video for the track ‘Deathray’, taken from the ‘Dark Matters’ half of their forthcoming album , which is due for release on October 27th 2014 in Europe and October 28th 2014 in the US.

Watch the video on YouTube here
(FYI best to watch in full screen and full HD) 
Last week also saw the launch of a brand new website dedicated to Ziltoid and included the much anticipated first episode of ZTV. Head over there now to view it and look out for more episodes and content in the coming weeks:
Pre-orders for the Z² album are also now available from the following places:
OMerchInsideOutMusic Shop

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…AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD premiere new song The Ghost Within

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“…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead are set to release their new album ‘IX’ in Europe on October 20 and the US on November 11, and now they can reveal the first new music in the shape of ‘The Ghost Within’.

Check out the song on Soundcloud here

European fans can get this track instantly when they pre-order the album digitally here: OMerch, SuperballMusic shop EU, iTunes,

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead recently announced a run of European tour dates this Autumn. On this European run they will be joined by Canada’s Your Favorite Enemies, as well as Midnight Masses, the band featuring Autry Fulbright & Jason Reece of …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead. Their debut album ‘Departures’ was released last month, and this tour will see their live debut in Europe. You can see the video for ‘Broken Mirror’ from Midnight Masses here.

Benelux dates:

22-Nov Netherlands, Eindhoven – Speedfest
23-Nov Belgium, Brussels – VK “

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Antimatter will perform their landmark album ‘Leaving Eden’ in full during their upcoming tour

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“Antimatter will perform their landmark album ‘Leaving Eden’ in full during their upcoming tour, as well as a second set of songs from their remaining studio albums plus an exclusive live performance of the new Sleeping Pulse single, ‘War’. (Sleeping Pulse is the new project of Antimatter’s Mick Moss, the debut album ‘Under The Same Sky’ premieres during the tour.)

Dates are

Oct 24 – ‘De Cacaofabriek’, Helmond, NL
Oct 25 – ‘T-Blok’, Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, NL
Oct 26 – ‘Ad Astra’, Esslingen, DE
Oct 27 – ‘Padglioni 14′, Collegro, Torino, IT
Oct 28 – ‘Legend Club’, Milano, IT
Oct 29 – ‘Borderline’, Modena, IT
Oct 30 – ‘E20 Underground’, Vicenza, IT
Oct 31 – ‘Ebrietas’, Zurich, CH
Nov 1 – ‘Le Klub’, Paris, FR
Nov 2 – ‘Club B52′, Eernegem, BE
For tickets and door info, visit the TOURS page of “

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Silhouette release new single on Youtube

“On October 2 Silhouette has launched their new single “Wings to Fly” on Youtube as a lyrical Video.This is the first single of their forthcoming album “Beyond the seventh wave”which will be released on November 24th.

Link to the new single can be found here:
Further details about the upcoming album to be found “
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PAIN OF SALVATION announce Falling Home acoustic album


“Having just wrapped up a tour of North America (with dates across the USA, Canada and Mexico), Swedish progressive rock innovators Pain of Salvation are now announcing their much anticipated acoustic album, “Falling Home”, which will released in Europe on November 10th, 2014 via the band’s longtime label partner InsideOutMusic.

“Falling Home” is a very special album, which contains reimagined versions of favourite catalogue-songs, two cover versions (“Holy Diver” by Dio and “Perfect Day” by Lou Reed) and a brand new song (The title track, “Falling Home”).

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The Resonance Association Return From Dreaming: new album, single

mrs.vee recordings is pleased to announce that The Resonance Association’s fifth studio album, Return From Dreaming, will hit stores on 1st January 2015. It is preceded by a single Recursor, which is available immediately via Bandcamp, ( and via download and streaming services worldwide later this week.

Return From Dreaming was recorded over 18 months at the band’s South London studio, with Daniel Vincent resuming production and mixing duties. The album has been mastered separately for digital and physical formats by Dominic Hemy. It follows the band’s fourth album Heliopause which was released in October 2011. Continue reading

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DEVIN TOWNSEND launches ZTV and new Ziltoid site

Devin Townsend has announced the launch of ZTV, a brand new video series starring the inimitable Ziltoid, as well as a brand new interactive site dedicated to him. Following on from the announcement of the Z² double-album, which is due for release on the 27th October 2014 in Europe and 28th October 2014 in the US, the newest glimpse into the Ziltoid story can be viewed here:  Continue reading

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Progdreams IV festival

“On Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April Cultuurpodium Boerderij will host Progdreams IV, the fourth edition of our trend-setting indoor progressive and symphonic rock festival. The first names have just been announced: THE ENID, SPECIAL PROVIDENCE, IO EARTH, LAZULI, ÄNGLAGÅRD and LIFESIGNS. More band names will be follow soon.

Take advantage of this great offer! Presale for the EARLY BIRD TWO-DAY PASS will start soon. The price for this pass is 49 euro (not including service fees). As of January 1st 2015 the price for a pass will be 60 euro (not including service fees). Presale will start Friday 3 October through Click here for tickets! “

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