Monthly Archives: June 2012

Heaven’s Cry signs with Prosthetic Records

Prosthetic Records has announced the signing of acclaimed Canadian progressive metallers Heaven’s Cry. The band’s third album is due in the fall. An appearance at the prestigious ProgPower Europe festival in the Netherlands on October 5 will coincide with the … Continue reading

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Kamelot album update!

Video footage of Amanda Somerville (Trillium) and Elize Ryd (Amaranthe) recording backing vocals for Kamelot’s new album at Wolfsburg, Germany’s Gate studios under the direction of producer Sascha Paeth can be seen below. Kamelot laid down the drums for the … Continue reading

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Queensrÿche part ways with Geoff Tate

Queensryche have parted ways with frontman Geoff Tate following a series of “creative differences.” Crimson Glory singer Todd La Torre has been drafted in to replace the star, according to Billboard.com – and drummer Scott Rockenfield has confirmed the line-up … Continue reading

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Exclusive Glass Hammer news!

Glass Hammer is in production on a new concept album due out this fall entitled “Perilous”. Steve Babb, Fred Schendel, Alan Shikoh and Jon Davison, along with Randall Williams and a cameo by The Adonia String Trio. We’re also recording … Continue reading

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Threshold reveal more album details

Threshold have revealed more details of their upcoming ninth studio album. “March Of Progress” will be released via Nuclear Blast Records on 31 August 2012 and will come in a limited Digipak edition including bonus track, a standard jewel case … Continue reading

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miRthkon to release new live DVD

The prog world is buzzing with excitement about the forthcoming DVD release by miRthkon; Oakland, CA based amplified chamber ensemble masquerading as a rock band. This illusion is well maintained by the fact that from time to time they do … Continue reading

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Aeon Zen

UK based progressive metallers Aeon Zen have revealed details of their upcoming new album. The album, entitled “Enigma”, is an ambitiously creative and powerful concept album featuring nine continuous tracks showing the strengths of the band, as well as a … Continue reading

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New Mystery album update!

Yesterday I went to Benoit’s house to give him the latest rough mixes from the album, We took the time to listen to the new stuff as Benoit often leaves the studio after a long day without having the chance … Continue reading

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Rush confirmed for Sweden Rock 2013

Sweden Rock 2012 hadn’t even happened yet when the following announcement about 2013’s festival was made on May 20! “It is a great honor, in more ways than one, for us to introduce Rush as the first announcement for Sweden … Continue reading

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Åkerfeldt and Hackett

Mikael Åkerfeldt of Swedish progressive metallers Opeth has recorded some vocals in collaboration with legendary Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett. Mikael is featured on a re-recording of the classic Genesis mega-epos “Supper’s Ready” from 1972’s “Foxtrot” album. More information about the … Continue reading

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Renaissance

Renaissance rose from the ashes of the UK rock group, the Yardbirds, with vocalist Annie Haslam and principal songwriter and guitarist Michael Dunford joining at the dawn of the 1970’s to define their sound as a fusion of folk rock … Continue reading

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Big Big Train

Big Big Train is an English progressive rock band that was founded in 1990. Based in Bournemouth, England, the band members are Nick D’Virgilio, Dave Gregory, David Longdon, Andy Poole and Gregory Spawton. Their first album, Goodbye To The Age … Continue reading

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Panic Room release new album

Panic Room will release their latest studio album, Skin, through Esoteric/Antenna on 25th June 2012… Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the latest release on their front-line label, ESOTERIC ANTENNA, dedicated to new releases by both new acts and established … Continue reading

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An evening with Paatos

Last year the Swedish art rock band Paatos made a great comeback with the stunning album “Breathing”. This year they will finally return to the European live stages, together with the release if yet another new album! The band has … Continue reading

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Grey Lady Down

It’s particularly great news to be back on the road again at this moment – after all, tomorrow (June 15th) marks the 20th anniversary of the very first GLD gig, at the Old Fire Station in Oxford. Who’d have thought … Continue reading

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