Monthly Archives: April 2011

Magenta announce two new live UK dates

As previously announced in April’s News, Magenta‘s Rob Reed said that it would be “appropriate to resume our live career at Summer’s End!” The band have now added two further UK dates in November…  09/10/11 : LYDNEY, Lydney Town Hall … Continue reading

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And the final Dream Theater audition video…

…and the final video can be viewed here, which reveals Mike Mangini as the new drummer of Dream Theater

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Parade now to be known as Halo Blind

Chris Johnson sent the following update: We’ve changed our name to Halo Blind – there are just too many Parades out there and it was getting confusing. There’s a few reasons why we chose halo (blind) but we’re not telling. … Continue reading

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A Torn Mind release free track download

Scottish prog rock band A TORN MIND have released an exclusive track for free download. ‘Mindless Obsessions‘ follows on from their 2010 debut EP, Barriers, and showcases the band’s desire to experiment and develop a diverse modern progressive sound. At … Continue reading

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Dream Theater drum auditions documentary – Part Two…

…is now available here featuring Derek Roddy, Virgil Donati, Thomas Lang and Marco Minnemann.

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Steve Davis to host one-off prog show

Seven times snooker world champion Steve Davis will host Jarvis Cocker’s usual spot on BBC Radio 6 on an un-specified date this July. On the agenda will be Gentle Giant, Caravan, Soft Machine, Gong, Magma and a few other surprises. … Continue reading

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Gran Torino

Gran Torino is a band of four Italian gentlemen who in the past enjoyed playing the classic masters of rock and hard rock, such as Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin, and then started to approach the sophisticated and enchanting world … Continue reading

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Threshold add new UK date

Threshold have announced another UK summer show. They will perform at Redemption in Derby on Saturday 25 June 2011. DPRP UK GIG GUIDE

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Wobbler third album due in May

The latest studio album, “Rites At Dawn”, from Norwegians – Wobbler will be released on 16th May through Termo Records… It features 7 tracks at a total of 46 minutes and it will also be released on LP later this … Continue reading

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Dream Theater drum auditions documentary – Part One…

As Dream Theater narrow down their quest for a replacement for Mike Portnoy and in what is said to be the first of three such posts, Dream Theater/Roadrunner Records have posted twenty minutes of “audition” footage. Of the seven drummers … Continue reading

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Van Der Graaf Generator DVD in May

Classic Rock Legends are scheduled to release Van der Graaf Generator Live at the Metropolis Studios DVD on 23 May 2011. Filmed and recorded in late December 2010 this Van Der Graaf Generator concert took place in an intimate club … Continue reading

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New Resistor album released

Steve Unruh’s side project Resistor announce the release of The Secret Island Band Jams… Tracklisting 1. Voyage 7 (4:01) – Improvised 2. Picadora (5:00) – Composed 3. Piezo Fury (5:25) – Improvised 4. All Systems Go! (3:30) – Composed 5. … Continue reading

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Esoteric Recordings release schedule

April Titles Vangelis – L’Apocalypse Des Animaux Vangelis – Opera Sauvage Jack Bruce – A Question Of Time Tempest – Tempest Tempest- Living In Fear Home- Home Home- Pause For A Hoarse Horse Dave Brock – Earthed To The Ground … Continue reading

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David Mark Pearce StrangeAng3ls release later this summer

David Mark Pearce noted for his work with Oliver Wakeman and Arjen Lucassen (Stream Of Passion) has a new release scheduled for later this year. The band line-up for StrangeAng3ls features: Göran Edman & John Payne (vocals), Lisa LaRue (keyboards), … Continue reading

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X Opus new album on Magna Carta

The Epiphany, the debut CD from the symphonic metal band X Opus, is a celestial blend of enigmatic lyrical threads and layered neoclassical metal. Tracks such as “Terrified”, “Forsaken” “On Top of the World”, “Pharaohs of Lies” and “In the … Continue reading

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