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:
You can also see our album teaser
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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


“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

“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.”

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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.

Natural Selection – Official Video
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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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MAGNUM release new single!


The British melodic hard rock group MAGNUM have confirmed the release of a new digital single “On Christmas Day” on Steamhammer / SPV. The digital version contains a long version and a radio edit of the song and another track named “Born To Be King”. The digital version will be available worldwide on October 24th together with the limited 10″ vinyl version. Continue reading

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DEVIN TOWNSEND reveals Z² details

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“Devin Townsend is extremely pleased to announce the release of long-awaited new double-album Z² on October 27 in Europe and October 28 in the US. The Z² project will also see him play a landmark show at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall on 13th April 2015. Tickets are available for this enormous show from and Devin had this to say:

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THE GENTLE STORM: Arjen and Anneke announce new band name

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We’re excited to announce the name of Arjen’s collaboration with Anneke van Giersbergen: The Gentle Storm. The album is planned for release in early 2015.

And there’s an extral surprise: although Arjen no longer tours, he’s helped Anneke put together a killer band for live dates in support the album.

You can find out more and join in the discussion on your favorite social media portal:

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New Dodson and Fogg video, from upcoming album…

Watch the new Dodson and Fogg video here!

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Distorted Harmony, the first live video from “Chain Reaction Live!”

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Watch the first live video from “Chain Reaction Live” here!


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MR. BIG Announce Touring Drummer & Revised Album Release Date


“Mr Big announced today that drummer Pat Torpey’s fill-in for the band’s upcoming World Tour will be Matt Starr. Matt is currently Ace Frehley’s drummer and will sit in for Torpey (who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease) throughout MR BIG’s tour in support of their latest album, “…The Stories We Could Tell”.

The release for Mr. Big’s highly anticipated new album, “…The Stories We Could Tell” has been moved to September 26th in Europe, 29th in the UK and to September 30th in North America via Frontiers Music Srl.

“The new album rocks,’ says Paul Gilbert. ‘I love playing guitar, singing, and writing with Eric, Billy, and Pat. And after 25 years, I’m proud that we can make an album that is melodic, powerful, interesting, groovy, and emotional.”

The original line-up comprised of Eric Martin (vocals), Paul Gilbert (guitar), Billy Sheehan (bass) and Pat Torpey (drums), are back with some of their most powerful material to date. The new album is the follow-up to the 2011 release ‘What If,’ that marked the band’s return to their signature hard rock sound.

The new album is already available for pre-order via Amazon via this link: ”


Mr Big European tour dates are below:


Oct 17   Koko London, United Kingdom

Oct 18   Tivoli Vredenburg, Ronda Utrecht, Netherlands

Oct 20   Z7 Pratteln, Switzerland

Oct 21   Live Club Trezzo Sull’adda Mi, Italy

Oct 23   La Riviera Madrid, Spain

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