Tangerine Dream announces their farewell tour!
“2014 The final tour of the pioneers of new instrumental electronic music. Tangerine Dream, this seven time Grammy nominated European band, is a singular phenomenon. Surrounded by a strong rock «n« roll identity, they will hardly fit into any given musical pigeonhole.
Tangerine Dream has never produced anything calculated to make the masses jump off their chairs and start screaming Top 40 tunes. Nevertheless, many of the 150 (and counting!) CD releases by the band, have their own driving hypnotic pieces and it is nearly impossible to escape from the race of fast driving bass notes. Tangerine Dream has continually striven to intertwine music into feeling on a personal level as opposed to having an audience of mere observers, watching and listening. Continue reading
“Progressive Circus 2014 is a musical feast with a very attractive line-up for fans of progressive rock, held April 26th at Salongen in Helsingborg (south of Sweden). Booked PC14 artists:A.C.T.,Lalle Larsson, Soniq Circus, Peter Wildoer, Dan Bornemark, Jonas Jonassons Huvudwerk.”
More info about Progressive Circus at www.facebook.com/progressivecircus www.progressivecircus.com Tickets available at http://www.ticnet.se/event/progressive-circus-2014-biljetter/306123
“Francesco Di Giacomo died today February 21, 2014 in Zagarolo, a province of Rome, from a road traffic accident in Valle del Formale. In the late afternoon Di Giacomo was driving his car which seems to have lost control and crashed into oncoming traffic. Di Giacomo died during transport to Palestrina hospital. He was 66 years old. This evening, the news was announced by Fabio Fazio during the live broadcast of the Sanremo Festival followed by public mourning.”
” GREEN CARNATION REUNITED
Norwegian progrock/avantgarde legends Green Carnation will reunite in the summer of 2014. Today it was announced that the band is going to do their second concept show A Night Under the Dam deep into the mountains in South Norway on July 31st. The show will include both acoustic and plugged parts and showcase songs from all of their five albums.”
Red more here: http://green-carnation.com/green-carnation-reunited/
DPRP reviewed some Green Carnation albums and a DVD, you can read them here:
Light Of Day, Day Of Darkness
A Blessing In Disquise
Alive And Well … Who Am I ?
The Quiet Offspring
After the first single/video clip “Driver”, now is time for the second one entitled “Ten Years In One Day”
TRYPTAMIN is an Italian rock band formed in 2008, getting inspiration from some original songs and random musical ideas recorded by Pietro Beltrami (vocals, keys). The material soon began to be rehearsed and arranged in a proper band setting when Michael Fortunati (guitar) and Daniele Brolli (bass), Pietro’s longtime buddies and musical comrades, got involved. Right afterwards Bruno Cabrini (drums) and Marcello Lega (guitar) joined the group, and TRYPTAMIN recorded 2 selftitled EPs in 2009 and 2011, respectively. In 2011 they also began to work on their first full-length album. In 2012 Bruno amicably left the band, Federico Merli (already drummer for the band KUBARK) replaced him, and in the same year TRYPTAMIN entered the studio. On September 6th, 2013, “MONDAY HANGOVER”, TRYPTAMIN’s long-awaited debut album, finally came to light.
‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ will be released on Steamhammer / SPV on March 19th in Scandinavia, March 21st in Germany, March 24th in Europe and April 1st in the US/Canada.
‘Escape From The Shadow Garden’ will be available as a limited digipak edition with bonus DVD, as a double gatefold coloured vinyl LP set incl. bonus track, standard jewel case CD and download.
THRESHOLD (UK), KINCROW (IT) and NEM-Q (NL) are the bands for the 8th edtion of ROCK ITtervoort. For Threshold and Kingcrow it is an exclusive show for The Netherlands.
ROCK ITtervoort is an annual prog-event, which will take place at the 11th of April 2014 at C.C. de Mortel in Ittervoort (NL). Ittervoort is situated in the Euregio, in the south of the Netherlands, nearby Germany and Belgium.
Promotion for the new IQ album kicks off early with a pre-release show at the legendary Melkweg in Amsterdam as part of a mini-tour in April. The band will be previewing the new material, and the good news is that the new album will be available at these gigs:
Tour dates are:
10th April – Music Hall, Barcelona, Spain - Tickets
12the April – Echos Progressive Rock Festival, Lisbon, Portugal - Tickets
24th April – Melkweg Oude Zaal, Amsterdam, Holland - Tickets
25th April – Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg, Germany - Tickets
26th April – Spirit of 66, Verviers, Belgium - Tickets
3rd May – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK - Tickets
“Today, my brother Wayne Gardner, died from a self inflicted use of a firearm. Our family is devastated by his loss and in a state of shock. I prefer not to relay any further details until I know all the facts myself. I will always cherish our time as kids growing up and our life in pursuit of music. All the effort and joy of our unique experience is what I want to think about now. His young family is my immediate concern. Please say a prayer for his eternal soul and for his family. We all love you Wayne and hope peace in God are with you. Your loyal brother…”
A limited number of pre-release copies will be available to members of the mailing list from 4th March. http://haloblind.com/occupying-forces
On 6 February 2014, Lee Abraham releases his new studio album, entitled Distant Days, the follow-up to his 2009 successful solo album Black and White.
Distant Days contains seven new songs – two of them
stunning epic tracks, featuring guest performances from Karl
Groom (Threshold/Shadowland), Dec Burke (Darwin’s
Radio/Frost*/Brave New Sky/Solo), Marc Atkinson (Riversea/Nine Stones Close/Mandalaband/ Solo), John Young (The John Young Band/Lifesigns) and Steve Thorne (Solo).
Lee, former bass player with UK prog band Galahad, was also joined by longtime musical collaborator Gerald Mulligan (Credo) on drums, and other members of his core live band Chris Harrison on guitars, Alistair Begg on bass/Chapman Stick and Rob Arnold on keyboards. Jon Barry and Simon Nixon added their guitar talents and Lee was delighted to welcome Robin Armstrong (Cosmograf) on acoustic guitar and Dave Phillips on backing vocals.
Distant Days spans 60 minutes of new progressive music, covers lyrical topics such as childhood, the oppression of Government authority and the cause of the recent global recession.
Lee says: “Some of the lyrics may sound heavy going, but I wanted to cover subjects that everyone could relate to, especially here in the UK. Recently, we have had a lot of scrutiny of our Government’s behaviour and how it goes about governing us. I also take a look at the financial institutions that are also largely to blame for the recession we’re just trying to sort out. But rest assured, there’s happy stuff in there too!”
Growing as a song-writer and producer, Lee has again called on the prog world to guest on his album to help bring the songs to life. Lee continues: “I am a firm believer in making sure the songs have the best chance to sound great, so that means bringing in the right people to add their talents. All the guests were carefully hand-picked and in some cases, the songs were written with the guest in mind.”
Benefiting from Lee’s strong production, the album was again recorded and mixed by him at his Dockside Studio in Southampton, England. Lee is hoping to take the album out on the road in 2014/15 to give the songs a live airing at festivals and live venues across Europe.
Keep up to date at www.leeabraham.co.uk or find Lee on Facebook. The album is available from all top prog rock stockists or direct from www.leeabraham.co.uk
Distributor/Retailer enquiries welcome at www.leeabraham.co.uk
Would you like to perform on 2 songs for the new DOCKER’S GUILD album and be featured along with some of today’s greatest female artists in prog and metal such as Elize Ryd (Amaranthe), Amanda Somerville (Avantasia), Roxy Petrucci (Vixen), Anna Portalupi (Tarja Turunen) and many more?
DOCKER’S GUILD is giving this opportunity to an upcoming and promising FEMALE GUITARIST.
Send your demos, photos and bios to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The winner will be selected from the 10 most promising guitarists by this jury:
Douglas R. Docker (Docker’s Guild creator)
Alessandro Del Vecchio (Ivorytears Music Works)
Laurie Monk (Shreddelicious.com)
Submission deadline: March 31, 2014
Results announced on April 15, 2014
In collaboration with
IMW – Ivorytears Music Works