The Aurora Project’s Marc Vooijs died

The Dutch band, The Aurora Project just announced this sad news:

“With great sadness, we amarcvooysnnounce the passing of our dear friend and band member Marc Vooijs. Marc was at times a mentor and a true creative force whose lyrics, music, photo’s and artwork never ceases to inspire us. He was a true original; the genuine article and he cannot be replaced. Not in our band and not in this world. Farewell and rest in peace good friend.”

Marc died at age 43.

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THE PSYCHEDELIC ENSEMBLE TO RELEASE FIFTH ALBUM

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“The Psychedelic Ensemble is pleased to announce he is hard at work on a fifth
studio album. The album promises some exciting guest contributions and the
return of female vocalist, Ann Caren.  A November release is expected and fans
should be on the lookout for some exclusive pre-order offers soon available at
www.thepsychedelicensemble.com.”

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KINGCROW- Album Teaser

“Kingcrow revealed the first teaser for their next album, still in the making. The artwork will be made by “Devilnax”, who worked on the previous two records, and it will be revealed soon with other details about the album.

The band has also released the first two albums “Something Unknown” (2001) and “Insider”(2004) on the main digital stores

Links:

Teaser I – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbitlkW3NtY
CD Baby – http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Kingcrow
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/it/artist/kingcrow/id594989536 “

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ARJEN LUCASSEN honoured as Virtuoso at the Progressive Music Awards 2014

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“Last week saw the third annual Progressive Music Awards take place in London at The Underglobe, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and Dutch multi-instrumentalist and prolific musician Arjen Lucassen was awarded with the Virtuoso Award for his careers work. Continue reading

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Netherland Dwarf released “tortoise walks forever”

Netherland Dwarf, a Japanese prog rock project, released a new EP called “tortoise walks forever” on Bandcamp. You can listen and download it here for free.

You can read the DPRP review from their first album “Moi Moi” in 2011 here.

 

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The Gift and A Formal Horse on stage in Holland!!

“UK progressive rock band The Gift had their new album ‘Land of Shadows’ out May this year, recently praised with a favourable 8 out of 10 recommended review on DPRP! And now you have the chance to see them live in Holland, supported by newcomers A Formal Horse. Sunday, November 23 at ‘t Blok, Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel: https://www.facebook.com/events/807732765915532/

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Bandcamp:
The Gift: http://music.badelephant.co.uk/album/land-of-shadows
A Formal Horse: http://aformalhorse.bandcamp.com/album/a-formal-horse ”

 

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Brett Kull of Echolyn Co-Producing the New Fractal Mirror CD

“Fractal Mirror is very proud to announce work on their new album is done. And the album is available for pre-order. Our second album, Garden of Ghosts is co-produced by Brett Kull and Fractal Mirror.  We expect to release it in October/November 2014.  Early buzz from friends and other musicians around the studio has been great!

Pre-ordering has started with an immediate download of one track:
https://fractalmirror.bandcamp.com/album/garden-of-ghosts
You can also see our album teaser
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oF4W0PI_-dA
We also have been filming some of the recordings and we will be posting clips on our Facebook page soon Continue reading

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PBII plays at Classic Rock Society in Engeland September 20th

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Progressive masters SOEN return with new album ‘Tellurian’

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“It’s hard to put a handle on SOEN, but if progressive music is ‘entertainment for those who are easily bored’, then this Swedish outfit fits easily under that heading.

As forthcoming /second studio album, ‘Tellurian’, makes plain, SOEN – that’s drummer Martin Lopez (ex-Opeth, Amon Amarth), vocalist Joel Ekelöf (Willowtree), guitarist Joakim Platbarzdis & bassist Stefan Stenberg – are not concerned with the simple or the shallow; their musical journey takes an altogether more ambitious path, and the result is an expansive body of work, wrapped up in the stunning art of Mexican painter José Luis López Galván, that consistently challenges without being ‘clever-clever’ or tough to enjoy. Continue reading

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Frequency Drift new release today and concert in the Netherlands

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“Cinematic progressive rock band Frequency Drift will release a new album-length collection of songs on 12 September 2014. The collection is called “Summer” and is available as download only via http://frequencydrift.bandcamp.com/.

“Summer” contains 6 newly recorded and previously unreleased songs from different eras of the band, featuring the radiant female vocals and varied instrumentation that have become a trademark of Frequency Drift. The songs did not make it on previous albums for time restraints only. Continue reading

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Qui Announce European Tour

“Alt Rock Duo Heading Out For Lengthy EU Run Of Dates. US mentalists Qui have announced a lengthy run of dates in support of their latest record “Life. Water. Living”. The duo are set to hit the following cities: Continue reading

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HAKEN announce release of Restoration EP

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“Following the release of Haken’s critically acclaimed album ‘The Mountain’ last year, plus plenty of touring and even three nominations at this year’s Progressive Music Awards, the London-based progressive metallers are extremely pleased to announce the release of the ‘Restoration’ EP on the 27th October 2014 on vinyl and as digital download.

‘Restoration’ is comprised of three reworked and updated songs which originally appeared on their 2007/08 self-produced demo, and the release has been mixed & mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios.

Vocalist Ross Jennings explains: “Redoing a few of our favourite tracks from the demo is something we’ve talked about doing for ages and the fans have been asking for it constantly. We were also excited about working creatively with our new bassist Conner Green, so this seemed like the perfect way to welcome him aboard.” Continue reading

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AMPLIFIER stream “Mystoria” New album out

“Today sees the release of Amplifier’s brand new album “Mystoria” in Europe, and to celebrate they have a launched a stream of the entire record which fans can listen to here.

Amplifier say of the new record: “Four months rehearsing, four days recording. No overdubs, just live, just rock. A summer record that will make you feel good walking down the street in the sunshine.”

Amplifier will also hit the road in October with a “Mystoria” tour: Continue reading

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Distorted Harmony invites you to fight the ‘Distortion of Music’

“Distorted Harmony invites you to join our cause; mp3 and other lossy compression methods are ruining our (yours included) music. Instead of moving forward, the quality of the files WE purchase keeps getting lower and lower, and it’s time we put a stop to it. JOIN US and lets end the abuse, demand higher quality and fight the “Distortion of Sound” together.

Starting today, the Digital Copy will include a Lossless Version.
The Deluxe Edition will include both the lossless and the raw 44.1/16 WAV Format.

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Help us spread the word. Demand high quality sound!
For more information, please watch this wonderful video called “The Distortion Of Sound” “

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HELIOPOLIS Release “City of the Sun” on 10T Records

“Charleston, SC – August 26, 2014  (10T Records) – 10T Records will release “City of the Sun,” the debut studio release by HELIOPOLIS, on September 2, 2014, with a retail street date of September 16, 2014.

Formed in Los Angeles in the summer of 2012, Heliopolis set out determined to celebrate the uplifting power of music. They began writing their debut album, “City of the Sun,” while simultaneously undertaking a string of acclaimed live performances where the band proved their viability and commitment to excellence onstage, wowing audiences with their energy, intensity, musicianship and songwriting. Continue reading

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