MAYBESHEWILL launch first track from “Fair Youth” album

“UK-based instrumental rockers Maybeshewill are set to release their brand new fourth studio album ‘Fair Youth’ on August 25th, 2014, and they are now pleased to reveal the first full track to be taken from the record. The video for the song ‘In Amber’ was directed by long-time collaborators We The Conspirators and can be viewed exclusively here.

Guitarist and song-writer Robin Southby had this to say about the track: “In Amber, as with the rest of Fair Youth, is a redevelopment of the Maybeshewill sound we’d explored on previous records. Whereas in the past we might have bludgeoned the audience with heavy guitars and power chords, the idea was to try to apply that same intensity in a more ‘positive’ way using different instrumentation and sonic ideas. One of the themes of the album is that music can be a way to overcome some of the less than ideal elements of real life, and hopefully this track reflects that.” Continue reading

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Sounds of Fall 2014


“After the succes of this years’ Celebrate 2014 festival, Layered Reality Productions & FREIA
music combine their forces again to bring another progressive rock and metal based event to the Dutch grounds!

The newly founded Sounds Of Fall event will feature international progressive rock and metal bands which will take to the stage on the 25th of October in de IJsbreker in Leusden. This is the same stage where Layered Reality Productions had it’s Breaking The Layers event in 2012.

The events’ poster has been designed by: Charlotte Boer ( Continue reading

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Abel Ganz new album officially released july 8th


“The new album is now available for sale from our new and much improved website. If you prefer a digital copy that too can be purchased from our Bandcamp store – we even have a Hi Res digital version [24 bit studio master] for all you audiophiles. 

Our album launch party which will be held on Friday 15th August at 20.00 in Glasgow at the CCA. You can buy tickets [at an incredibly cheap price of just £5.00] directly from CCA.

A DPRP review will be online soon!

You can read two very early reviews of the new album here:



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Rob Reed’s new album Sanctuary released july 21th

“Multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer Robert Reed (Magenta/Kompendium), announces the release of a unique new album, Sanctuary, on 21st July through Tigermoth Records. Sanctuary is produced, mixed and engineered by Robert Reed, who is joined by legendary Tubular Bells producers Tom Newman (as co-producer) and Simon Heyworth, who mastered the album. The album will be released in 3 formats: CD, vinyl and DVD 5.1 surround.

Rob Reed is one of Prog’s most proficient artists through his work over six albums with Magenta and most recently as the architect of the Kompendium project – for which he brought together a stunning group of accomplished artists for the Beneath The Waves album, including Steve Hackett (Genesis), Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree), Francis Dunnery (It Bites), and Jakko Jakszyk (King Crimson). Beneath The Waves was named Album Of The Year in 2013 at the Classic Rock Society Awards.”

Here’s a link to a excerpt of Sanctuary:

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10th studio album out September 16 via Kscope

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Unsigned Bands Invited to Take Part on First Progstravaganza CD Compilation

“In August 2010, Prog Sphere started a compilation series called Progstravaganza. Almost four years later, with 19 released editions (the 20th part will be released by the end of July), with over 430 bands and more than 50,000 downloads, Prog Sphere is compiling the first physical edition of the series.

Prog Sphere invites unsigned bands from all around the world to take part on the physical Progstravaganza edition. In addition to the feature on the sampler, the selected bands will receive special treatment on Prog Sphere’s main website through interviews, reviews, special articles, podcasts, radio features, lyric/photo videos, streamings, advertisements and more, with exposure of 2M views per month. The special addition to this ultimate prog bundle is accompanied with a six-month promotional campaign through Prog Sphere Promotions for each of the artists, plus features in the special Progstravaganza magazine which will be available along with the sampler. Artists can get in touch with Prog Sphere by sending an email to including a download link of the song (up to 7 minutes long) aimed for the sampler, short biography and links. Submissions for the inclusion on the first Progstravaganza CD release are open until September 10th, 2014.”


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New Gandalf’s Fist Album to Feature Members of Nightwish, It Bites, Gryphon, Pendragon & More

“Medieval Space Rock – Gandalf’s Fist, announced that work had begun on the follow up to last year’s “A Day in the Life of a Universal Wanderer” – the album which received critically high praise with Prog/Classic Rock Magazine’s Geoff Barton voting it in his Critic’s Choice list for 2013.

But what may be as equally exciting as news of this year’s successor, a seemingly fantastical, forest-themed piece, is the announcement surrounding the guest appearances that are lined up for the record.

Besides mainstays Dean Marsh and Luke Severn (coupled with new members Chris Ewen and Stefan Hepe), the album will feature contributions from Nightwish’s Troy Donockley; Gryphon’s Dave Oberlé; It Bites’ John Mitchell and fellow Arena sparring partner and Pendragon keyboard supremo Clive Nolan. Also appearing will be the much-respected Instrumental guitarist Matt Stevens, whilst female vocalist Melissa Hollick, having recently performed the track ‘I Believe’ on the ending credits of Bethesda’s ‘Wolfenstein: The New Order’, reprises her duties from the previous record. Continue reading

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New Iamthemorning album “Belighted” released through Kscope this fall

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After several months of silent waiting we can finally announce that the album that we’ve been working on since March’13 is finished and it is eventually confirmed that it will be released through UK-based progressive rock label Kscope. The date of the release is set to September 15th and the album is entitled “Belighted”.

Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree is playing drums on this record, and it was recorded, mixed and mastered by amazing Marcel van Limbeek, Tori Amos sound engineer. Continue reading

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“The D Project” will perform with “Marillion” at Festival d’été de Québec

The Canadian band “D Project” will perform with “Marillion” at Festival d’été de Québec, Quebec city, Canada, 07/12/14

More info

Making Sense video;

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Sanguine Hum Live CD/DVD

“Sanguine Hum has a very limited physical edition of the live album “Sanguine Hum – Live in America” available to buy now, with only 1000 copies available in total. Previously only available as a download, this show was recorded at Rosfest in 2012 and features tracks from what was our then current record Diving Bell, plus older material from the various projects preceding Sanguine Hum including the EPs we made as Antique Seeking Nuns. This edition comes in a beautifully designed digi-pack complete with a DVD of the performance. Also, included is a bonus audio interview with the band recorded the day after the gig. It can be ordered in the UK via Burning Shed at and in America form Wayside Music at
All proceeds from the sale of this CD/DVD will go directly towards helping the band complete our third album, Now We Have Light, which will be a double CD release, and available in early 2015.”


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“The first official live video of the italian Progressive band Amaze Knight, mixed and
recorded by Roberto Maccagno, and from maked by
Dreadnought Studio!
The video portrays the talented band struggling with 
the song Restless Soul, performed at the Boom! 360 Art Fest. 
In the coming months the band releasing more official live videos.
You can download for free the album “The Key” here:
Support the band:
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Vivaldi Metal Project fundraising campaign (helping deaf-blind children)

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This is a new project of mine in collaboration with the bass player and composer Alberto Rigoni. We are going to rearrange Vivaldi’s masterpiece “The Four Seasons” in a Metal version with an amazing ALL-METAL-STAR lineup! The project will feature amazing musicians from all the world: Mark Boals, Mike LePond, John Macaluso, Joe Stump, Neil Zaza, Tommy Denander, to name a few already announced.

We launched a fundraising campaign and part of the income raised will be donated to “Lega del Filo d’Oro” which helps deaf-blind children since 45 years.

Your support would be much appreciated and will help children in need! Please, check the official web page to know more details and to discover how you can donate and what you’ll get in exchange (MP3 download, CD, USB stick, etc.).

Thanks, all the best.

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Distorted Harmony ‘s new album “Chain Reaction” released

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For more info, orders and a video:



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AMPLIFIER invite you into the world of “Mystoria”

“Amplifier are extremely pleased to announce that you will be able to enter the world of new album “Mystoria” on September 8, 2014 in Europe. The band recently completed work on their fifth studio album in Monnow Valley Studio, and the band have made available their first transmission from the recording, it can be viewed and heard here.

The band had this to say about “Mystoria”: “Maximum Rock / 4 months rehearsing – 4 days recording / No overdubs. Just live. Just rock. / A summer record that will make you feel good walking down the street in the sunshine. / Simples. / Obviously we’re assuming that the sun will be shining…” Continue reading

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Thieves’ Kitchen needs your vote!

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“Thieves’ Kitchen have been nominated for an award at this year’s Progressive Music Awards. We are incredibly honoured to have been recognised in this way, and are indebted to PROG magazine and to our fans and friends around the world for getting us this far.

Our nomination is in the ‘Limelight’ category, “saluting the brightest young rising stars in the progressive sky today”, and the winner is the band with the most online votes.
This is where you come in!

We are reaching out to all of you, asking that you visit the Progressive Music Awards page at and take one minute to vote for Thieves’ Kitchen in the ‘Limelight’ category.”

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