Geoff Tate’s OPERATION: MINDCRIME signs deal with Frontiers Music

“OPERATION: MINDCRIME — featuring singer Geoff Tate, bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake), drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio), guitarist Kelly Gray (Queensryche) and keyboardist Randy Gane (Myth) — has signed a worldwide record deal with Frontiers Music Srl for their forthcoming trilogy project.
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SYLVAN’s new album “Home” available for pre-orders

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Sylvan’s new concept album “Home” can be pre-ordered at the band’s web shop here.

Every pre-order will instantly receive a  download link of the new single “Shine”.

The album will be released on Feb. 20, 2015 in Europe and Feb. 17 2015 in USA

 

Watch the first album teaser below!

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FROGG CAFÉ release live download of “Admiral’s Picks: Volume 1”

 

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“Atlanta, GA – December 1, 2014  (10T Records) – 10T Records announces the first in a series of rare digital download-only live performance releases by New York’s esteemed Frogg Café.  “The Admiral’s Picks: Volume 1” is now available for immediate download exclusively via 10T Records.

In a year that saw Frogg Café playing 27 shows up and down the East Coast and into Canada, “Admiral’s Picks: Volume 1” displays the band firing on all cylinders. These tracks were all performed live in 2005, from clubs to festivals. Extended flights of improvisation can be heard in “Moon Over My Hammy” and “Another Tsunami,” recorded live at the Oasis in New Paltz, sometime after 2am. The set includes “You Can’t Turn the Air Conditioning Off on a Fat Guy,” a sound-check jam, the world debut of “Dance,” and a rare unfinished “Candy Korn” that segues into “Questions Without Answers.” Additionally, “Happy Ending Shuffle” and “Reluctant Observer” feature what some die-hard Frogg Café fans call their favorite improvisations from the band to date.”

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STEVEN WILSON announces release dates and album details for “Hand. Cannot. Erase.”

“We can now reveal the front cover artwork and track listing for the forthcoming Steven Wilson album ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.’ due for release via Kscope on the following dates: February 27th – Germany, March 2nd – UK & Rest of World, March 3rd – US & Canada.

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1. First Regret (2.01)
2. 3 Years Older (10.18)
3. Hand Cannot Erase (4.13)
4. Perfect Life (4.43)
5. Routine (8.58)
6. Home Invasion (6.24)
7. Regret #9 (5.00)
8. Transience (2.43)
9. Ancestral (13.30)
10. Happy Returns (6.00)
11. Ascendant Here On…(1.54)

Cover photography – Lasse Hoile”

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THE GENTLE STORM reveal initial tourdates and album release date

TGS“Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One, Guilt Machine) & Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend Project) have joined forces for new band The Gentle Storm and they are extremely pleased to announce their debut album “The Diary” will be released March 23, 2015 in Europe.

They are also pleased to announce that, in advance of The Gentle Storm full band shows, Arjen will join Anneke for a select few European live acoustic dates in what will be quite a rare and special occasion.

Anneke had this to say: “I’m very excited that Arjen has agreed to join me for these acoustic shows. I will play a solo set and halfway through the show Arjen will join me on stage. We’ll perform some Ayreon classics together and premiere a couple of songs that will be on our upcoming The Gentle Storm album. This will be a unique opportunity to catch us performing together and I look forward to sharing the stage with Arjen a lot!

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PERSONAL SIGNET announce release of their new album

 

“Long awaited album “Fundamental Human Instinct”:

The fourth album by one of the best Czech progressive metal bands, Personal Signet, is ready. The new release consists of 7 previously unheard tracks and one older song, adding up to 53 minutes of progressive listening pleasure.

The album on BrainZone label is due for release at the beginning of December and it follows up on the latest EP Wires. Once again, it offers a variety of moods and rhythms and furthermore, a brand new harder sound thanks to the producer Richard Scheufler jr.,

The lyrical side of the album is the result of collaboration between Peter Aristone, Romeo Balogar and Alex Cerevka. All music is traditionally written by Personal Signet. The digipack artwork was designed by KamHlav.”

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MINUTIAN announce release date for their sophomore album

MINUTIAN TO RELEASE SOPHOMORE ALBUM JANUARY 30

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“The Finnish prog rock outfit Minutian are releasing their second album early next year. The album, titled Inwards, will be released through Secret Entertainment and is the follow-up to 2011’s favourably received Repercussions.

After the tragic death of guitarist Jaakko Jernberg in 2012, Minutian dealt with their loss with a lengthy process of writing new material. This work has now resulted in nine tracks of progressive rock music with originality and emotion.

The title Inwards depicts not only the overall expression of the music and the process leading to its creation, but also an underlying theme in the lyrics. A common theme wasn’t as much intentional as it was a result of shared feelings and experiences. The album’s narrative tells a story of the protagonist struggling with his visions and seeking ways to mend his shattered thoughts to ultimately find safety. The story encompasses several differing perspectives.

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SOEN release video for “The Words”

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“Progressive masters Soen, who released their latest album Tellurian via Spinefarm Records earlier this month to much acclaim, have released a new video for The Words, taken from Tellurian.

The clip is more like a mini-film than a standard music video. The visuals advance a powerful and emotionally evocative plot, spliced with footage of the band performing in subdued fashion. The video is epic and cinematic in scope, just like the song. Allow it to take you on a beautiful and anything-but-simple black and white journey, both visually and musically.”

Watch the video for The Words here on Vevo or here on YouTube

 

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FRANK CARDUCCI announces release date for “Torn Apart”

“Just to let you know my new album “TORN APART” will be released on January 9th 2015
It will feature Mr Steve Hackett as special guest.”

Here’s a little teaser to keep you waiting:

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AN ENDLESS SPORADIC releases a new demo and offers its back catalogue for free

Here is a new demo for free download! Enjoy!”

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“An Endless Sporadic’s entire digital catalogue is now available for free download through our Bandcamp store! You will still have the option to pay as much as you want, which is always greatly appreciated and helps fund the creation of more An Endless Sporadic music and merchandise. If you are unable to pay, I still want you to be able to enjoy the music!

If you’ve already paid for digital downloads in the past, thank you so much for your help and support! Even if you haven’t paid before, thank you for listening and inspiring me to move forward with An Endless Sporadic! \m/”

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FISH postpones remaining European tourdates

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“I’m just back from the doctor’s in Haddington after another examination and regret to have to announce further postponements.

I’d hoped to have been fit for the return to the tour and the gig in Barcelona on Saturday but have been advised to take another 2 weeks off as the virus is not shifting as fast as I had hoped. It turns out the doctor in Erfurt was correct and I was over ambitious when he told me I needed a minimum of 3 weeks rest to recover from this infection.

What this means is that the entire last European section of the tour from France onwards through Spain, Italy and the Swiss, German and Belgian dates will all be moved to January / February and joined with the Erfurt and Koln dates to make a 3 week tour to replace the 17 shows.

The UK tour will start on December 6th and run as planned with Birmingham and Sheffield in place.

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KINGCROW revealed 3rd album teaser

 

“Kingcrow revealed the third teaser for their next album, still in the making, that will be released through Sensory Records.

The artwork will be made by “Devilnax”, who worked on the previous two records, and it will be revealed soon with other details about the album.”

Kingcrow

 

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GUY MANNING’s “Akoustik #2″ released

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AKOUSTIK #2 is now released on Festival Music (201408)

9 re-imagined oldies from across the Manning back catalogue
plus 3 brand new pieces* …

Track Listing:

01. White Waters
02. Songs From The Bilston House
03. Yesterdays’ Hero *
04. A Strange Place
05. Moorland Skies *
06. Flight 19
07. Saturday Picture Show *
08. Blue Girl
09. Icarus & Me
10. Joshua Logan
11. Ships
12. Winter

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STEVEN WILSON announces new album details and tour

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“Steven Wilson, four-time Grammy nominee, multi-instrumentalist, producer, and one of the hardest working artists in music, has announced that he will embark on a UK & European tour in March & April 2015 to coincide with the release of his long-awaited fourth solo album ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.’ due for release in March 2015 on Kscope. Tickets go on sale at 10am on Friday 21 November.”

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AN ENDLESS SPORADIC’s digital downloads are now free

“Hi Folks!

An Endless Sporadic’s entire digital catalogue is now available for free download through our Bandcamp store! You will still have the option to pay as much as you want, which is always greatly appreciated and helps fund the creation of more An Endless Sporadic music and merchandise. If you are unable to pay, I still want you to be able to enjoy the music!

If you’ve already paid for digital downloads in the past, thank you so much for your help and support! Even if you haven’t paid before, thank you for listening and inspiring me to move forward with An Endless Sporadic! \m/”

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