Sounds Of Fall – A new progrock and progmetal event!

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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.

A facebook event for this new concert is now available at this link:
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“AUSTRALIA – Australian progressive metal quintet, Voyager, has teamed up with Revolver to stream the band’s fifth studio album, V, before it drops tomorrow in North America. Stream the new release, which the band calls “heavy, groovy and super-catchy” right here:

The Kickstarter-funded, 13- track album can be pre-ordered now via Bandcamp at: “

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STEVE HACKETT reveals ‘Carpet Crawlers’ video from “Genesis Revisited: Live at the Royal Albert Hall” DVD

“Prog pioneer Steve Hackett recently announced the DVD release of his critically acclaimed live spectacular Genesis Revisited, filmed at the sold out show at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall in October 2013. This DVD of the landmark performance will hit the stores on 30th June 2014 and the first glimpse can be viewed in the form of the track ‘Carpet Crawlers’ featuring ex-Genesis vocalist Ray Wilson. 
You can watch the song here.

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Karnataka introduces new bandmember “Jimmy Pallagrosi”

“Karnataka are very pleased to introduce our new band member, world class drummer and multi-instrumentalist Jimmy Pallagrosi!

In recent years the band has been working with session drummers to ensure we had the best possible drummer in the drum seat and in that respect we’ve been very fortunate to have worked with some of the UK’s top musicians. However, we’ve always felt that in an ideal world it would be great to have the best possible drummer who was also a band member and part of the team, playing a full role in the song writing and arrangements. Enter Jimmy Pallagrosi!

Jimmy hails from Lyon in France and is now based in London. He is endorsed by Yamaha drums and has previously worked as a drum demonstrator for Yamaha, Paiste and ProOrca for whom he has performed extensively in France including at some major French drum festivals.

Jimmy is already bringing a fresh energy and dynamic to the band’s sound and the new album. We look forward to sharing that with you soon.

You can check out Jimmy’s playing in this video from one of his previous projects featuring ex-Dream Theater keyboard player Derek Sherinan. “

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Tiles Release “Off the Floor 02 (Limited Edition)”

“The second installment of Tiles’ 20th Anniversary celebration, “Off the Floor 02″ continues with more live-in-the-studio performances of staples from the band’s live sets.  Taken from the same sessions as 2012’s “Off the Floor 01,” the track list draws from each of the band’s five studio albums and gives the listener more than carbon copies of the studio versions with a healthy dose of improvisation, a bit of re-imagining and even a little new music in the form of a bass & drums interlude.

For this 2-disc Limited Edition version, Tiles dug into their archives and dusted off a few tunes from their appearance at the 2005 Rites of Spring Festival. These songs are not reprised on either “Off the Floor” disc – and feature the only recorded full performance of the epic “Window Dressing.”  Also included are two bonus videos from the “Off the Floor” sessions.

“Off the Floor 02″ provides a fresh look at some old songs, adds a few new things, and gives Tiles fans something to tide them over until the next studio release appears in 2015…

All music is mixed by Terry Brown (Rush) and the CD features artwork by Hugh Syme.”
European fans can purchase “Off the Floor O2” from:
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Prog Legends ILUVATAR Release “From the Silence” on 10T Records

“Charleston, SC – May 29, 2014 (10T Records) – 10T Records will release “From the Silence,” the brand new studio release by ILUVATAR, on June 10, 2014, with a retail street date of July 15, 2014.

“From the Silence” represents the Baltimore, MD-based band’s first album of all-new material in over a decade! Featuring all of the signature elements that fans expect, this new release proves that Iluvatar have lost none of the epic grandeur that made them a modern prog legend. Continue reading

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Pendragon to release new album ‘Men Who Climb Mountains’ in october 2014

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“Most of you will know by now that Pendragon have parted ways with Scott Higham and we welcome Craig Blundell who is the new boy on the drum stool, he recorded the drum parts for Men Who Climb Mountains a couple of weeks ago and we think you’ll be as impressed as we are when you hear the results. “

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7D Media to release Todmorden 513 by Markus Reuter on 17 June 2014

Trey Gunn’s 7D Media label is proud to present this large-scale symphonic piece as a CD/DVD Deluxe Digipak. Markus Reuter, composer and touch guitarist with Tony Levin‘s Stick Men group and the Crimson ProjeKCt, releases his first symphonic composition, Todmorden 513. This piece – a re-orchestration of a mostly electronic work – was recorded by the Colorado Chamber Orchestra after extensive rehearsals and orchestration sessions at their base in Denver, Colorado. Now a recorded version is finally available in, both, stereo and surround sound formats. Also note that a 70-minute documentary of the “making of” of the recording is streaming for free here: “

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Neal Morse to release Songs From November this August

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“Following a busy first half of 2014 which saw him on tour with progressive-rock supergroup Transatlantic, Neal Morse has now announced that he will release a new solo album titled Songs From November on August 18. 

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“Prog pioneer Steve Hackett proudly announces the DVD release of his critically acclaimed live spectacularGenesis Revisited, filmed at the sold out show at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall in October 2013. The DVD of this landmark performance will hit the stores on 30th June 2014. Continue reading

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New Album out from TIИKICKER !

“TIИKICKER, new album, on Mals Records.”The Cup of the Lord and the Wine of Demons”A concept album – A spiritual buffet, with blood spattered and tear stained lyrics pinned to a wall of Marshall stacks, it offers the most ambitious work yet from the band

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Ayreon wins iO Pages Prog Award

“For the first time in the history of iO Pages the subscribers determined who would receive the prestigious iO Pages Prog Award. The previously issued awards (the latter to Knight Area) were based on the judgement of the editors. For the best album from the Netherlands and Belgium, released in 2013, five candidates were proposed by the editors, which subscribers could determine their choice.
Those five albums were (in alphabetical order):
Ayreon – The Theory Of Everything, Chris – Days Of Summer Gone, Flamborough Head – Lost In Time, PBII – 1000 Wishes, Sky Architect – A Billion Years Of Solitude.
The latest brainchild of Arjen ‘Ayreon’ Lucassen earned more votes than the other candidates may therefore be spoken of a convincing result together!”

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Strattman Releases “The Lie Of The Beholder” on 10T Records


Charleston, SC – May 8, 2014 (10T Records) – 10T Records will release “The Lie of the Beholder,” the debut full-length solo CD by STRATTMAN, better known to most as Little Atlas guitarist and joint composer Roy Strattman, on May 20, 2014, with a retail street date of June 17, 2014.

“The Lie of the Beholder” is a tour de force of cutting edge modern progressive rock – complex, tense, and shot through with dark and menacing textures alternating with unexpected stabs of beauty and organic calm. In addition to writing all of the material on the album, Strattman performs the guitar, keyboards, and vocals. The album features Nick D’Virgilio (Genesis, Kevin Gilbert, Spocks Beard, Mike Keneally, Tears for Fears) on drums, and Ricardo Bigai (Little Atlas, Supersam, Julio Iglesias) on bass, in addition to guest appearances by Steve Katsikas (Little Atlas, The Dark Side of the Wall) on piano and cajon.

“During the process of writing and recording the Little Atlas album “Automatic Day,” I found myself in an especially productive and energized creative mental space. Ideas were flowing out of me at record pace,” says Strattman. “Some of the writing was in a new direction for me and became the groundwork for a solo album. The end result, “The Lie of the Beholder,” became my first solo album. Creating a solo album is an incredibly joyful and challenging process, and it has led to some great musical growth for me. I could not be happier with how the album turned out. After its completion, I approached 10T Records about releasing the album, and was thrilled to find that they were as enthusiastic about it as I was.”

“My partner, Jeff, and I were completely blown away by this release,” says 10T Records president, Steve Carroll. “We couldn’t be more proud to be bringing this CD to the marketplace. I believe that fans of Little Atlas will be especially intrigued to hear Roy’s unique musical voice and recognize how it has influenced that band’s style over the years. But this really is a release that stands completely on its own in every respect.”

All tracks from “The Lie of the Beholder” are now available to preview on the Strattman artist page at the following link:

After June 17th, “The Lie of the Beholder” will be available through your favorite retail outlet.


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FARPOINT Release “Paint the Dark” on 10T Records

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Charleston, SC – April 29, 2014 (10T Records) – 10T Records will release the brand new full-length CD release from South Carolina’s FARPOINT, entitled “Paint the Dark,” on May 6, 2014, with a retail street date of June 17, 2014.

“Paint the Dark” features Dean Hallal on vocals, Kevin Jarvis on guitars, keyboards, mandolin, and vocals, Abby Thompson on vocals and piano, Frank Tyson on basses, guitars, and vocals, and Rick Walker on drums and percussion.  Special guests include Christi Hunter Brownlow on violin and Jennifer Meeks Weich on flute. Continue reading

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ProgPower Europe 2014 replaces Headspace by VOTUM

Because Headspace decided to cancel their complete tour the ProgPower Europe organization had to find another opener. Luckily a great replacement was found in Polish VOTUM; a band that recently raised their profile as the support act for Riverside’s tour. VOTUM will be opening ProgPower Europe 2014 at Friday night October 3rd.
Because of this change, the full line-up is now:

  • VOTUM: 20.00-21.15 hrs  
  • JOLLY: 22.00-23.45 hrs
  • DISPERSE: 13.30-14.30 hrs
  • PROSPEKT: 15.00-16.00 hrs
  • AEON OF HORUS: 16.30-17.30 hrs
  • — diner break —
  • CHIMPSPANNER: 18.30-19.30 hrs
  • VOYAGER: 20.00-21.00 hrs
  • PAGAN’S MIND: 21.45-23.30 hrs
  • CARTOGRAPHER: 13.30-14.30 hrs
  • TENEBRIS: 15.00-16.00 hrs
  • VULTURE INDUSTRIES: 16.30-17.30 hrs
  • — diner break —
  • AEON ZEN: 18.30-19.30 hrs
  • AGENT FRESCO: 20.00-21.00 hrs
  • PAIN OF SALVATION: 21.45-23.30 hrs
Tickets for ProgPower Europe 2014 can be ordered at:
About ProgPower Europe
ProgPower Europe is a Progressive Metal festival held in Baarlo, Limburg, The Netherlands. Last year (2013) saw the celebration of 15 years of ProgPower Europe.  In its history bands like: OpethAnathema, Fates Warning, Shadow Gallery, Symphony X, Evergrey, Threshold, Jon Oliva, Riverside and many many more have played the festival.
PP Europe organization
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