GALAHAD new ‘Solidarity’ Live album and ‘Sleepers’ 20th anniversary expanded re-master release

Coming from the Galahad camp:

In this our 30th anniversary year, we seem to be more active than ever with yet more releases in 2015.

Galahad - Solidarity‘Solidarity – Live in Konin’, which was recorded and filmed in Poland in October 2013 during our ‘Battle Scars/Euphoria’ jaunt, has now been released as a 2CD/DVD set as has our 20th anniversary expanded and re-mastered edition of ‘Sleepers’ (our 4th release of the year!) our 1995 ‘difficult and slightly notorious’ third album which was originally recorded and mixed by Tony Arnold, who worked extensively with Robert Fripp/King Crimson in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and has been subsequently tweaked and re-mastered by Karl Groom at Thin Ice Studios in the summer of 2015.

Galahad - Sleepers Both are now available directly from the Galahad merchandise page on our official band website at It will also be available from all the usual on-line stores i.e. Amazon,I-tunes, CB baby etc. from Monday 12th October and UK physical distribution will be handled by Gonzo Multimedia in due course.



Oh and we will be playing at the Northern Prog Festival in Siegerswoude, The Netherlands on  Saturday 7th November 2015.”

Poster - NPF - 2015


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New progressive/stoner band MOON launch first single

Fresh Sydney based trio Moon have released their first single “Sidewinder”. It’s the first song off their debut album, to be released in early 2016 of which the band claim to “put a new spin on instrumental prog-rock”.

Listen to the track on Soundcloud

Moon - SidewinderThe band’s self-description:
Moon began as an experiment in a historic recording studio in the inner city of Sydney and from nothing at all the three-piece found a unique synergy, creating “The Orbitor”. Channelling sleepmakeswaves and Mogwai with a side dish of Black Sabbath, MOON creates 21st century rock, taking the expanse and ambition of post-rock, but in tight three-minute packages that explode out of the speakers.

This album is an extraordinarily emotive journey that wreaks havoc with the senses.    An eight-track celebration of rock to particularly showcase guitars and drums, through to quiet introspection and string sections, big beats and delicate synths depicting an unnerving beauty matched only by its frightening eloquence and timeless narrative thread.”

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MONO & THE OCEAN “Transcendental” EP Teaser Revealed

Mono & The Ocean

MONO & The Ocean announce the release of a split EP titled “Transcendental” for October 23, 2015 release via Pelagic Records. They will be on tour together with Solstafir this fall. All infos, tourdates below.

2 bands from very different cultural origins, Japan and Germany… yet spiritually akin and connected by many similarities: a cinematic approach to music, based on lengthy, escalating compositions… the fact that both bands have existed for more than 15 years and released multiple albums since their inception; that they have toured many times around the globe, visiting off-the-beaten-track territories like Siberia, New Zealand, South East Asia and South America; and finally their shared passion for double albums, such as The Ocean’s “Heliocentric“ / “Anthropocentric“, and Mono’s “The Last Dawn“ / “Rays Of Darkness“.

It only makes sense that these two bands will now tour together – and release new music just in time for their extended European run, in form of a split LP. Two songs, only one by each band – but 24 minutes of new music altogether.

The Ocean have gone through lineup changes since the release of their 2013 opus Pelagial: Drummer Luc Hess was replaced by Paul Seidel, and Australian guitarist Damian Murdoch took Jonathan Nido’s place. This recording is the band’s first output featuring these new members, as welll as cello player Dalai Theofilopoulou and piano player Vincent Membrez, who already played on Pelagial. The band will take this extended lineup to the stage on the upcoming tour. The Ocean’s contribution, a 13 minutes song entitled The Quiet Observer, was inspired by Gaspard Noe’s controversial movie Enter The Void. The movie tells the story of a drug dealer getting shot in a Tokyo toilet while tripping on DMT, and entering what is referred to as the ?intermediate state“ according to the Bardo Thodol, the Tibetan Book Of The Dead: the book, which has been a source of inspiration for many writers, artists and musicians from John Lennon to Aldous Huxley, describes a state immediately after a person’s death, when the intellect of the dead person must face its own illusions, in the form of peaceful and wrathful deities, in a protracted psychedelic experience. Only if it manages to expose these horrifying guises as products of its own imagination, can it escape the eternal cycle of rebirth. Noe leaves it open as to whether protagonist Oscar’s death and the following metaphysical experience are actually happening – or whether he is simply tripping…

Mono, who have toured relentlessly since the release of 2014’s double release The Last Dawn / Rays Of Darkness, address similar topics with their contribution, an 11-minutes song entitled Death in Reverse. The song serves as a trailer for the upcoming 9th Mono album, which is scheduled for an early 2016 release through Pelagic Records. Guitarist and main song writer Takaakira Goto comments:

“The theme of this track is life and death and regeneration. Even when our bodies decay and decompose, our souls will prevail unchanged. Our bodies will act as seeds for the next generation, while our souls will journey together into our new eternal life. This is the story we want to explore with our next album, a portrayal of our journey through life towards death; from living out our lives proud and high, to bodies immolating, infused with precious memories… and through the vast, noisy tunnel of space, we become pure souls – a single drop of water in the fountain of life.”

LA-based German cover artist Florian Bertmer was commissioned to transform these themes into cover art. The split EP will be released on a single 12“ slab of vinyl in different colours, matching Bertmer’s lucid illustration, as well as on CD and digitally worldwide through Pelagic Records.

Fall Tour Mono, The Ocean and Solstafir:
12.10.2015 DK Aarhus Voxhall
13.10.2015 NO Oslo Vulkan Arena
14.10.2015 SE Stockholm Debaser Medis
16.10.2015 FI Turku Klubi
17.10.2015 FI Helsinki The Circus
18.10.2015 RU St. Petersburg Zal Ozhidaniya
19.10.2015 RU Moscow Volta
21.10.2015 LT Vilnius New York
22.10.2015 PL Warsaw Proxima
23.10.2015 DE Berlin Heimathafen
24.10.2015 NL Leeuwarden Romein (Into The Void)
25.10.2015 BE Antwerp Trix
26.10.2015 DE Cologne Live Music Hall
27.10.2015 DE Wiesbaden Schlachthof
28.10.2015 DE Munich Backstage
29.10.2015 I Bologna Locomotiv
30.10.2015 I Mezzago Bloom
31.10.2015 F Lyon CCO Villeurbanne
01.11.2015 ES Barcelona Bikini
02.11.2015 F Toulouse Le Metronum
03.11.2015 CH Lausanne Les Docks
04.11.2015 CH Zürich Harterei
05.11.2015 F Paris Trabendo
06.11.2015 UK London Electric Ballroom
07.11.2015 UK Leeds Damnation Fest
08.11.2015 Gr Athens Fuzz Club
09.11.2015 Tr Istanbul Garajistanbul

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YUKA & CHRONOSHIP To Release Third Album “The 3rd Planetary Chronicles”

 album art: Yuka & Chronoship - The 3rd Planetary ChroniclesJapan – The new album by Japanese Prog Rock Band ensemble Yuka & Chronoship will be released on September 25, 2015 via distributor Cherry Red Records Ltd. in the U.K. Titled “The 3rd Planetary Chronicles”, this is marks the third album by the group and promises to take you on a celestial musical journey! The setting of the band’s new album is the Earth or the third planet from the Sun. “The 3rd Planetary Chronicles” is a grandiose concept album themed with scientific/technological revolutions in the human history. The CD booklet is designed by Hideji Oda, a Japanese manga artist associated with the Nouvelle manga movement, known for “Dispersion”, “Coo’s World”, and “Miyori’s Forest”.

Watch the album trailer

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THRESHOLD – ‘Watchtower On The Moon’ live video premieres at Prog Magazine

Threshold European JourneyBritish progressive metal protagonists THRESHOLD announced the release of their new live album »European Journey« recently and today the band is presenting the first track from the forthcoming release. Shot by fans across various venues in Europe, the video for ‘Watchtower On The Moon’ draws a perfect parallel with the new live album. Proudly premiered by Prog Magazine, the video can be seen here:

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Kristoffer Gildenlöw crowdfunding campaign

Kristoffer Gildenlöw has starte a pledge project in order to crowd fund his sophomore solo album. You can preoder the album and merch, or simply support Kris here

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SUBSIGNAL unveil 7 minutes trailer of their new album the “beacons of somewhere sometime”

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VANDENPLAS release video for “Stone Roses Edge”

Vanden Plas have relaeased a video for “Stone Roses Edge”, a song from their forthcoming album “Chronicles of the Immortals: Netherworld II”:

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SYNAESTHESIA quit with label and rename band

While currently on European tour with Spock’s Beard and Special Providence, Synaesthesia have split with their record label as a result of “creative differences” and announced that their delayed second album will be released independently. They also announced to change the band name to Kyros.

Kyros: “The band started life as a studio project between Adam Warne, Nikolas Jon and Giant Electric Pea. The band have parted ways with Giant Electric Pea due to ‘creative differences’ that surfaced during recording sessions. Since July, the band has been working towards an independent release.”

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ROEBERT SCHROEDER announces new album “Dream Access”

This year, the German EM artist Robert Schroeder is able to look back to now exactly 10 years of cooperation with the German Electronic label Spheric Music (Lambert Ringlage). With regard to that Robert tells: “After these 10 years I am especially very happy to made the decision to work with Lambert Ringlage in 2005. Spheric Music is small but perfectly formed. Thank you Lambert.”
So Robert released his new album Dream Access as now the 20th CD on Spheric Music and the 34th solo CD ever.

Cover art: Robert Schroeder - Dream AccessHere are Lambert’s personal impressions: “I like some titles very much, a true bath in sound and music, beautiful melodies fit to wonderful moods, some experimental, from which melody and sequences emerge again, beautiful tom fills, many atmospheres and lots of reverb. This time Robert has added some extraordinary sounds and exciting elements into his work, which let the beautiful long dream phases come into play wonderfully. A varying and well done album.”
Robert himself appreciates the sequencer work and the exquisite solos on his new CD. Robert: “My aim was: Revive the exploring and developing phase of Electronic Music. I guess by Dream Access I got some more closer to that aim. I like the sound and the atmosphere of EM from the 70s and 80s. But of course I still develop further (just listen to the several CDs).”

Track List:
1. Dream Access    5:47
2. SpacePort    8:36
3. Brain Drain    7:36
4. Imagination    4:08
5. Friction Of Time    10:11
6. Solar Streams    8:15
7. Time Axis    6:17
8. Floating In Dreams    6:50

date of release: October 3rd 2015

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New Video of FLYING COLORS Out Now

DPRP is proud to be selected as exclusive presenter of Flying Color‘s video of “Mask Machine: Live at the Z7″ of their upcoming blu ray production! It is a documentation of Flying Color’s concert at the Z7 club in Switzerland in 2014.

Steve Morse abut the track: “I really like Casey’s more aggressive vocal style in this song, and the lyrics are deep enough to appreciate on their own. It’s a fun song to play, and was a great way to end the show!” — Steve Morse

The video is available in all resolutions up to UHD (2160p):

Pre-order your (2CD+DVD, 2CD+Blu-ray or 3LP+MP3 w/bonus track) of “Second Flight: Live at the Z7″. The first 1,000 orders get a signed insert! []

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Generation Prog Festival starts sales of single day tickets

Generation Prog Festival Logo

Nürnberg – Generation Prog Festival has started sales of single day tickets. Hotel package deals are also available for single days, but the contingent is limited, so you better order tickets soon here.

Friday November 20:
The Aristocrats (USA/UK)
Panzerballett (DE/AT)
Alessandro Bertoni Keystone Quartet (USA/UK/NL/DE)
Counter-World Experience (DE)

Saturday November 21:
Leprous (NOR)
Subsignal (DE)
Circle of Illusion (AT)
Disperse (PL)

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Stefan Renström died last week

Stefan Renström, guitarist of The Samurai of Prog and Simon Says,has died this week.
Steve Unruh submitted the following message:

“Speaking on behalf of The Samurai of Prog:

Yes, sadly it is true,

Stefan unexpectedly died this week. We (Samurai of Prog) are in shock. Stefan was the primary architect for the arrangements on a huge portion of our upcoming double album, and also principal keyboardist on those songs. As you know, we work with lots of fantastic and talented people, but some rise to a whole other level. Stefan was one of those. Just as Robert Webb was our unofficial 4th member for Imperial Hotel (and thus without Robert it’s impossible to imagine that album), Stefan was our unofficial 4th member for the new album (“Lost and Found”). It would be impossible to overstate his influence and efforts. Stefan completed his work for “Lost and Found” a few weeks ago, but we planned to work with him more in the future (and he had already written an original tune for the *next* TSoP album after Lost and Found). This sudden loss is painful, and also frustrating, because he was such a supreme talent and asset to our musical endeavors. We will miss him terribly.”

-Steve Unruh

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AndersonPonty Band: Live Video of “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”

So the first song that is publihed by this combo is one of Yes’ most hated songs, huh? Well, get over it and give it a try, it actually has good moments and gives us an insght of what we’re  going to hear on their new CD “Better Late Than Never”, out on 25th September!

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DEEP IMAGINATION – New single out in November

cover: Deep Imagination - Dancing With GhostsThe new single “Dancing With Ghosts” by DEEP IMAGINATION will be released on 06. November 2015 and will include three new songs.



Whatch trailer for “Dancing With Ghosts”:

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