Rock Company announces release of new album by EARTHSHINE

earthshine_sa_cd“On coming January 18 the new Earthshine CD Somewhere Around will become available.
But the good news is, you can already order it here in our shop! It is on it’s way to distributors around the globe, but of course we already have it in store. And to add to the fun, if you order the album before January 19, you will get a link to download a digital copy of the album for free!”

Pre-order the album here


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KARNATAKA new album and tour

Karnataka are very pleased to announce the release of their new studio album “Secrets of Angels” in March 2015.

Recorded at Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire and Quadra Studios in London, the new album features 8 stunning new tracks including the 21 minute opus and title track Secrets of Angels.

The album features guest musicians Troy Donockley from Nightwish (Uilleann pipes and low whistles), Irish harpist Seána Davey, Rachel van der Tang (cello) and Clive Howard (viola) from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The album is now available to pre-order from the Karnataka website online shop. Pre-orders will be shipped in the latter half of February.

Available in the following formats:

– CD Standard Edition: including 20 page booklet.
– CD/DVD Special Digipak Edition: Secrets of Angels CD complete with bonus DVD. First 500 signed.
– Deluxe Vinyl Edition: Double vinyl LP in gatefold sleeve. The first 500 will be signed.
– FLAC Download Version: 44.1khz 16bit audio download version. CD quality download. Includes the artwork in PDF format.
– MP3 Download Version: 320kbps MP3 audio download version. Includes the artwork in PDF format.

The band will be supporting the release with a UK tour:

Secrets of Angels Tour 2015

Feb 27th Bury The Met Theatre
Feb 28th Lowdham Hall
March 7th Derby Flowerpot
March 8th Bilston Robin 2
March 13th Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms
March 14th Chesterfield Classic Rock Society
March 20th Bristol BierKeller
March 22nd Leamington Spa (special guests of Arena)
March 26th Norwich Arts Centre
March 27th Milton Keynes The Stables
March 29th Southampton The Brook
April 12th Swansea The Scene
April 17th Leicester Y Theatre
May 9th London Islington Assembly Hall

Full details on the new band website.

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Progpower Europe confirms Karma Rassa

ppe2015“ProgPower Europe has always been a festival that combines well established bands and  upcoming names.  Russian band Karma Rassa belongs to the latter category. The band formed in 2013 and in 2014 recorded Music Into The Void. This album landed them a deal with Metallism Records, it has recently been released on that label.

Karma Rassa was noted by prog magazines around the world:
DPRP: “A Prog Metal album of sheer quality with atmospheric, catchy tunes; familiar yet different.”, Prog Sphere: “The poetic approach in their sound is certainly noticeable.”, ProgMetalZone: “A great band that could be one of the breakout Russian bands in the genre.”

Karma Rassa is the second Russian band ever to perform on the ProgPower stage; international and diverse, keywords for ProgPower Europe. In the coming months more bands will be announced for this year’s ProgPower Europe.”

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DPRP breaks review records

It’s been a record breaking year for DPRP, with more album reviews than ever before.

In 2014 we reviewed 591 albums and published 659 reviews (that’s our duo and round table specials)!
That easily surpassed our previous records which were 569 albums reviewed in 2010 and 620 reviews written in 2013.
Another impressive number comes from our “Something for the Weekend” feature, which we started early in 2014: It has surpassed 60.000 views by the end of the year!
This coming year will be our 20th anniversary – proving the oldies are always the best !!!

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Night of the Prog Festival announces RIVERSIDE and BEARDFISH

With Riverside and Beardfish, six influential prog rock artists and bands are confirmed for Night of the Prog’s 10th anniversary, which will be a three days event.


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PSICOLORAMA released new album “Momo”

The new album can be streamed for free here


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LAMBERT new album “Drachenreise”


LAMBERT’s new solo album”Drachenreise” is available at

Watch album trailer:


Please also keep track of TIMEDRIFT’s latest release “Hypnosphere” on the same label


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DISTORTED HARMONY gig update & blog release



Our biggest concert ever!
Chain Reaction & (most of) Utopia – Live!
Jan 13 | 20:30 | Barby, Tel Aviv
Click here for the FB Event
We’ve teamed up with HaMachteret – Get a chance to win 2 tickets!
Read all about it HERE.

Announcing: “Trial and Error”

Yes! work on Distorted Harmony’s next chapter (temporary) titled: “Trial and Error” has begun! And this time, we’re inviting YOU to witness its unfolding, and take part in its creation.
This link will take you to a brand new blog, dedicated to our upcoming EP. It has only just begun, but as we progress, it will be filled with new content; audio, clips, photos and videos – this is where you’ll bare witness to our work and be able to share your thoughts with us.

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CECILIA::EYES released new live album

This year, we celebrate ten years as a band … and also our new drummer’s introduction.

CeciliaEyesLiveAs a present for Xmas, we released a live album including tracks from our new record DISAPPEARANCE and old ones from our previous albums.

The record has been mastered at Pristine Audio (France) by the talented Andrew Rose and it’s based on the original EQ of Slowdive’s Souvlaki album, with adjustments for live sound.
A BBC Radio presenter described Andrew Rose as waving his “magic wand” over a recording.

Here’s the tracklisting of the live album:


Default descent
Lord howe rise
Like wolves
For the fallen
One million whales
Peter star / Death for treason
No prayers, no bells, no homeland
Four lost soldiers


Place your order right now through our bandcamp
At only €5 it’s a bargain – so treat yourself!!!”
Download will come with a live video clip
of “Lord Howe Rise” and “For the Fallen”

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The Aristocrats – “Culture Clash” Live


Pre-Order ‘Culture Clash Live’ and ‘Secret Show: Live In Osaka’ Today
Hitting Stores on January 20, 2015

DVD Trailer Preview Available Now:


Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS),

Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai, Mike Keneally, Joe Satriani)

Marco Minnemann (Necrophagist, Kreator, Adrian Belew, UKZ, Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani)

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Two “new” cds by KEVIN GILBERT released

gilberttoyKevin Gilbert – Toy Matinee Acoustic

6 Acoustic rehearsal tracks recorded live, in-studio, in 1990,
with Kevin Gilbert, Marc Bonilla, and Spencer Campbell.

1 Acoustic Christmas Track recorded live, in-studio, in 1990,
with Kevin Gilbert & Marc Bonilla

3 Full-band live tracks recorded live, on-stage, in Ventura, Ca. in 1991,
with Kevin Gilbert, Marc Bonilla, Spencer Campbell, Sheryl Crow, and Toss Panos

GilbertlambKevin Gilbert’s GIRAFFE:
A 20th Anniversary Performance Of
“The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”

13 tracks • 75 minute CD
Recorded live at Valley Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA • November 8, 1994,
with Kevin Gilbert, Nick D’Virgilio, Stan Cotey, David Kerzner, and Dan Hancock

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ROBERT REED (MAGENTA/Kompendium/Sanctuary) releases new EP “Willow’s Song”


Track list:

1. Willow’s Song
2. Scarborough Fair
3. Gavotte
4. First Contact
5. Sanctuary Piano Demo 1
6. Sanctuary Piano Demo 2
7. Sanctuary Piano Demo 3
8. Pirate Section Remix
9. Ommakache Remix
Scarborough Fair
Willow’s Song
(Extended Version)

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AURA: The new album is ready

FRONT COVER AURA_NOISE_500“After more than three years of silence, Italian progsters AURA can finally announce the release date of their brand new studio album, entitled “Noise“.

It represents a substantial turning of sound from the previous “Deliverance”, while retaining many of the elements that have always distinguished the band’s sound.

The turning point, if we want to talk about turning, was determined primarily by the artistic maturity of the band members, now being able to master their art and know how to move skillfully among its many facets. This creates an enveloping disc, catchy and complex at the same time: you will seem to hear different influences within each listen, 70s rock to post rock, united in an amalgam of incredible arrangements, moving AURA to Pomp Prog and Art Rock Olympus, thanks to immediate and powerful songs with a complex harmonic structure and melody indeed. Who is already thinking to act as Styx, REO Speedwagon, Saga and Kansas, is not too out of the way ……

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Scottish prog metallers Akord crowd-fund their debut album

After their promising 2013 EP “Carry the Sound”, Akord have finished writing their debut and are now seeking for help financing the production.

Pledge here to help the band!

Listen to “Carry the Sound” on Bandcamp!



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MaterDea – New Video “A Rose For Egeria”

MaterDea have released a new video, “A Rose For Egeria”, title track of the latest album from the italian folk/pagan metal band.

MaterDea Line-Up:

Simon Papa – Voice
Marco Strega – Guitars & Vocals
Elena Crolle – Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Elisabetta Bosio – Fiddle, Viola and Double Bass
Morgan De Virgilis – Bass
Cosimo De Nola – Drums

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