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English Prog Icon Geoff Banks Passed Away

Geoff Banks was a music enthusiast and he was instrumental in keeping the prog scene in London alive. As a journalist he became writer in “Kerrang!” in the eighties. He also wrote for “Record Mirror” and “Sounds” and broadcasted his … Continue reading

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New MAGNUM Album and Tour

Magnum announced the release of their 19th studio album “Sacred Blood Divine Lies”, which will be the out on Febuary 12 2016. The band will be touring Europe in April and May.  

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Krautrock Ensemble HEDERSLEBEN To Release Third Album “The Fall Of Chronopolis”

Hot on the heels of their critically second album Die Neuen Welten, Krautrockers Hedersleben will be releasing the progressive rock concept album The Fall Of Chronopolis on November 20 on Purple Pyramid Records. Hedersleben was founded by former UK Subs … Continue reading

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New Turkish Post Rock Band ELEPHANT AND WHALE

We have found brand new Istambul based post rock band Elephant and Whale, who are currently finishing their first EP and a full-lenght album, called “Cold, Pale and Quiet”. The band combines post rock, shoegaze and prog, based on influences … Continue reading

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RICK WAKEMAN Collaborates With 15-year-old Soprano Emmie Beckitt On New Single “Welcome A Star”

“Welcome A Star” is the first single from 15-year-old soprano Emmie Beckitt, in collaboration with classically trained pianist, composer and TV presenter, Rick Wakeman. Rick first met Emmie, who has been singing classical repertoire since the age of ten, at … Continue reading

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Track List of DREAM THEATER’s “The Asonishing – Act I” unveiled

Dream Theater‘s weird marketing concept of revealing tiny pieces of information about their new album every here and there goes on. Right now the track list of “The Astonishing – Act I” ha been unveiled on the band’s website. CD … Continue reading

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New single of ECHOCHAIN scheduled for release

On the 20th of November Echochain will release our debut single Memory Check on Anything Goze / Echochain Productions. “Echochain sound has been very carefully and creatively developed. The bands’ Progressive Rock influences (Genesis, Yes, Rush – Led Zeppelin, Pink … Continue reading

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JOLLY creates new crowdfunding concept

JOLLY loves you. But now you have the chance to love JOLLY back! The New York based quartet is not asking you to fund the next CD. Or video or tour, or anything like that. The idea is to donate … Continue reading

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KATATONIA have confirmed details of their new band new drummer Daniel ’Mojjo’ Moilanen, but are in search of a guitarist now

Vocalist Jonas Renkse recalls ”We first met Mojjo back in 2009 where his band at the time, Engel had joined up with us and Paradise Lost on a UK tour and we soon realized we shared the same musical background … Continue reading

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New TURBULENCE Live Video Online

Lebanese progressive metallers Turbulence have premiered a live video for “Richardson’s Nightmare,” a song taken from the band’s debut “Disequilibrium.” The video was shot during the band’s performance at the Summer Fusion 2015 festival at the Sea Side Road in … Continue reading

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SOUL ENEMA album teaser featuring ARJEN LUCASSEN is out

A video preview from a recording session for a next Soul Enema album, featuring a prominent Dutch mastermind and guitarist Arjen Lucassen, is revealed. Entitled “Of Clans and Clones and Clowns” – the album is ambitious and multi faced set … Continue reading

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KIAMA new project from ROB REED ( Magenta) and ANDY EDWARDS ( Frost*/IQ)

Tigermoth Records introduce Kiama, the new band featuring Rob Reed (Magenta/Kompendium), Andy Edwards (Frost*/IQ), Luke Machin (Maschine/The Tangent) and Dylan Thompson (Shadow of The Sun/The Reasoning). Kiama’s debut album ‘Sign of IV’ was recorded at Peter Gabriel’s ‘Real World’ studio. … Continue reading

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Keyboard Legend Keith Emerson Releases Early 1960’s Recordings on CD and Download!

Released on the 6th November 2015 is the CD and download editions of long lost THE KEITH EMERSON TRIO recordings made in Keith’s parents’ living room when he was a teenager. These recordings come from one of only four acetates … Continue reading

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CHRIS BRAIDE and GEOFF DOWNES Release the Second Chapter of THE DOWNES BRAIDE ASSOCIATION ‘Suburban Ghosts’

London, UK – Three years after their debut ‘Pictures of You’, creative powerhouse duo Chris Braide and Geoff Downes came together again for the second chapter of their joint venture the Downes Braide Association – DBA in short. The album, … Continue reading

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SHANE GAALAAS has new album out

L.A.-based Canadian drummer/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter SHANE GAALAAS (B’z, COSMOSQUAD, GLENN HUGHES, MSG) has released new solo album “Bitter Suites From The Red Room” and released a video for the song “Wherever Giorgio Dare Roam”, which can be viewed below. Written, engineered, produced … Continue reading

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