New Album by THE MIGHTY HANDFUL: Still Sitting in Danny’s Car 3: Rubicon

Featuring guest contributions from Andy Burgess (Praying Mantis), actor Mark Benton (Northern Lights, Waterloo Road, Scoop, Dr. Who, etc.), Mike Freeland (More, ex-Praying Mantis) and Antoine Sazio (The New Year Project), it takes listeners on a trek through three millennia of history, juxtaposes classic comic book stories with a failing relationship, looks at the events and people who influence us consciously or otherwise, searches for the perfect woman, and takes minor detours via 80s hair rock and gin.

An album to be released in five parts, Still Sitting in Danny’s Car recounts a narrative that touches upon issues of friendship, nostalgia, loss, lust, lessons we might learn from ancient history, alcoholism, and the dilemmas that come with great power. It is both a quirky study of grief and a celebration of what it means to be alive. With Parts 1 & 2 already available, SSIDC 3: Rubicon continues this journey of everyday rockers, pubs, time travel and a job swap with Death.

Track List

  1. Rubicon*
  2. Timeo Danaos Et Dona Ferentes
  3. Whatever Happened to Mary Jane?§
  4. Gwen in Stasis
  5. Madame Geneva
  6. We Had The Rock‡/Lost Boys
  7. Albion∞

The Mighty Handful
Ralph Blackbourn – Keyboards, vocals
Tom Halley – Bass, vocals Christopher James Harrison – Lead guitar, vocals Matt Howes – Lead vocals, guitars
Gary Mackenzie – Drums, vocals

Guest artists
*Andy Burgess – Lead Guitar §
Antoine Sazio – Saxophone
‡Mike Freeland – Lead Vocals
∞Mark Benton – Narration

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Vivo: the first live album of Barock Project!

Ten years of music in two hours: a double live album with an unreleased studio track ‘My Silent Sea’ and a remake of ‘Los Endos’ by Genesis for the young Italian prog-rock band, acclaimed worldwide
Vivo: the first live album of Barock Project!
 
BAROCK PROJECT
Vivo
15 tracks – 123 minutes
Artalia 
 
“We strongly believe in the energy that comes from the audience during our concerts: it’s a magical feedback which allows us to give our very best. Vivo has multiple meanings: we wish to give back to the listener the energy that the band produces on stage; furthermore, we want to celebrate our first decade of activity, ten years since recording our very first album; finally, Vivo is a milestone for our new line up and the new musical direction we are taking”. Rarely a live album has so much importance in the history of a band, but in the case of Barock Project Vivo is really a prime chapter: a double live album entirely recorded during the 2015 tour, that summarizes a decade of songs and sketches a future musical scenario, as proven by the new studio track My Silent Sea.
Vivo’s tracklist perfectly reflects the composing growth and evolution of Barock and also offers the dynamic impact of the band playing live: “In studio we are always very methodical, so when we play the new material live, at first we tend to play the songs as we recorded them, only after some time we start to transform them and this allows us to get motivated and have fun playing. Our arrangements are very rich and we do our best to propose them on stage in a more direct way to ensure a different impact, more suitable to the concert mood“. While a remake of Los Endos by Genesis closes the first disc, the second ends with My Silent Sea, an unreleased studio track connected to Skyline, as Zabbini declares: “I felt I had to close the Skyline chapter because Barock is living a turning point and wish to communicate differently, so I recalled the dreamy and narrative atmospheres of Skyline to give an epilogue to the story of this man on the raft. Our lyricist Antonio De Sarno gave proper meaning to the music I had written. Infact this track could easily be called “Skyline Epilogue”.
 
Barock Project
Luca Zabbini – piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar, vocals
Luca Pancaldi – lead vocal
Eric Ombelli – drums
Marco Mazzuoccolo – electric guitar
Francesco Caliendo – bass
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Infinite Spectrum Premieres New Song “Fear” From “Haunter Of The Dark”

Metal underground exclusively steams New York based prog metal band Infinite Spectrum‘s new single “Fear”. and releases details of their new album.

Read and listen here

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FROST* Reveals Song “Heartstrings” from New Album

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TILT debut album announced

Over 5 years in the making, “Hinterland” is the debut album from band, Tilt.

Following on from their acclaimed debut EP “Million Dollar Wound”, “Hinterland” has over 60 minutes of new music.

Tilt members Robin Boult, David Stewart and Steve Vantsis are all probably better known for recording, writing and touring with prog legend Fish over  the years. Steve Vantsis was also responsible for most of the writing of the last two well received Fish albums, ‘13th Star’ and ‘Feast of Consequences’. They are augmented by guitarist Paul Humphreys and singer PJ Dourley.

Tilt are joined on this release by keyboard player John Beck (It Bites) and guitarist John Mitchell (Lonely Robot/Kino/Arena/It Bites) with John Mitchell also responsible for the final mix.

The lead track from the album is “Bloodline” which has already been accepted for rotation at Planet Rock Radio.
The radio edit of “Bloodline” can be bought or streamed at https://tilt.bandcamp.com/track/bloodline-radio-edit

“Hinterland” is exclusively distributed by Burning Shed and is available to pre-order now with an exclusive signed postcard by the band for initial orders at https://www.burningshed.com/store/progressive/product/99/7569/

Digital distribution of ‘HINTERLAND’ will initially be taken care of exclusively by Bandcamp at https://tilt.bandcamp.com/album/hinterland

“Hinterland” is scheduled for release on 30th June.

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ANDERSON RABIN WAKEMAN Announce Tour

After more than 25 years, Yes members Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman have announced a re-union tour to play Yes music and more. Means that ARW are currently writing and recording new music.

ARW will tour North America in October/ November and a world tour in 201 is planned.

North American tour dates:

4 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
6 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Casino
7 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
9 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
10 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
15 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
16 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
19 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
21 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
22 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
24 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
26 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
28 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Event Center
29 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater at East End
1 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Hall
4 – New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino
5 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
7 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
9 – St Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
11 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
12 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
14 – Austin, TX – ACL at the Moody Theater
16 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Capitol Theater
19 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl
20 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
22 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum
25 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic

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New SETI Album Announced

The Chilean progressive rock outfit SETI is back, six years after their latest studio effort “Discoveries”, a new album has just been announced and is available for preorder. “Bold Travels” will be released in August, and it features notable contributions by Steve Rothery (Marillion), Clive Nolan(Arena/Pendragon) and Damian Wilson (Threshold/Headspace).

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PIMATOR: Watch the New Video Clip “To Mars”

Never released before, the song was written by Dark Avenger’s vocalist, Mario Linhares

“A great discovery of the Brazilian metal”. This phrase was said by experienced and respected singer Mario Linhares, from the band Dark Avenger, about Sao Paulo’s traditional heavy metal act Primator.

Primator is, indeed, a legitimate representative of the new generation of Brazilian metal, although already count on experience and respect earned through its super praised debut album, “Involution”, voted one of the “Best Brazilian Metal Albums from 2015” by the brazilian webzines Heavynroll, Mundo Metal and Roadie Metal.

The friendship between Primator and Mario Linhares became even closer when, in April last year, Dark Avenger and Primator shared the stage in Sao Paulo. The approach also ended up yielding Linhares announcement as producer of next Primator’s studio album.
Mario Linhares also presented the group with a song of his own entitled “To Mars” which ended up turning a music video.

Produced by Daniel de Sá, the shootings for “To Mars” occured at Pedreira do Icatu, in Votorantim/Brazil, same disabled mine that was used in 2012 for a memorable show of Focus, the legendary dutch progressive rock band. All the scenes were filmed at night and shows the band on a literally incendiary performance.

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DICE Announce new Album

German prog rock veterans Dice announce the making of their 22nd album, entitled “X Is Double-Two On The DICE-Map”. The Cd will be released on September 12th through the band’s label Scene Records.

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WITHEM Release New Song “In The Hands of a God”

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STEVEN WILSON announces shows in Australia & New Zealand

Steven Wilson has announced he’ll be taking his Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour to Australia and New Zealand in October. For show and ticket information including exclusive VIP ticket packages:

stevenwilsonhq.com

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STEVE HACKETT to release “The Total Experience Live in Liverpool” blu ray

Steve Hackett has announced the release of his acclaimed Acolyte To Wolflight With Genesis Revisited Tour as 2CD/2DVD deluxe package and stand-a-lone Blu-Ray and, after three London concert videos, he chose the Liverpool date for the recording. The Total Experience Live In Liverpool will be released on 24th June.

“When Inside Out told me that I could film a gig on the British leg of the 2015 tour for release, I thought that we should do it away from London (and) I felt doing it in Liverpool had a certain ring to it” – explains Hackett enthusiastically – “This is an extraordinary city and the Philharmonic Hall is an extraordinary venue. Besides, it’s not as if Liverpool is known for having any good music – there’s never been a good band from there. Ha!”  Hackett’s love for Liverpool goes back to his time with Genesis: “We played there a few times in the ’70s, and the fans have always been very good to me there. And as a huge Beatles fan, I also know the landmarks there, such as Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. I have been on the Magical Mystery Tour. So, the city means a lot to me from that point of view as well. The Beatles set the benchmark for all of us who have followed; we take our imagination from them.”

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The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert – Saturday, May 28

The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert will be held Saturday, May 28, at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles presented by Goldenvoice. It will be a retrospective of Keith’s entire career from the Nice, to ELP, to the Keith Emerson Band and Three Fates Project. Many of the artists who were close friends and have worked with Keith will be performing some of his most famous works.

It promises to be a great night of music and homage to one of the most influential musicians and composers of the twentieth century.

Featuring Performances by:

Eddie Jobson (U.K./ Roxy Music)
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
Steve Porcaro (Toto)
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Steely Dan / Doobie Bros.)
Vinnie Colaiuta (Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa)
Cj Vanston (Spinal Tap)
Steve Lukather (Toto)
Brian Auger (Oblivion Express)
Rachel Flowers
Philippe Saisse (Al Dimeola)
Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr)
Keith Emerson Band
Marc Bonilla (Keith Emerson Band / Toy Matinee)
Troy Luccketta (Tesla, Three Fates Project)
Joe Travers (Zappa’s Universe)
Travis Davis (Keith Emerson Band)
Mick Mahan (Pat Benatar)
Mike Wallace (Boys Club / Dragonchoir)
Jonathan Sindelman (Alan White Band)
Maestro Terje Mikkelsen (Three Fates Project)
Rick Livingstone (The Best)
Kae Matsumoto (Kae M Black)
Ed Roth (Boys Club/CTA)

Hosted by “Uncle Joe” Benson – 100.3 The Sound
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
El Rey Theatre 5515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA

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Frontiers Music announces the release of the new album from progressive rockers CIRCA: “Valley of the Windmill”, which will be released on July 8th.

The album is ALREADY available for pre-order from both Amazon.comhttp://radi.al/CircaAmazon  and iTunes: http://radi.al/CircaiTunes

CIRCA: is a progressive rock band formed by veteran musicians Tony Kaye (original Yes (official) keyboard and organ player) and Billy Sherwood (who took Chris Squire’s place in YES after his untimely passing in 2015 and who also previously served time in the progressive rock legends) and also features Ricky Tierney on bass and Scott Connor on drums.

CIRCA: was originally formed in 2007 by Tony Kaye and Billy Sherwood. The band’s self-titled debut features YES drummer Alan White and Jimmy Haun on guitar. The follow-up, “CIRCA: Live” a special DVD set, archived the band’s first ever live performance.

“Valley of the Windmill” the new album, includes several extended length songs, and can be described as “super proggy” with influences ranging from classic Yes and Gentle Giant – Band, to Porcupine Tree and latter-day Marillion. An absolute must for all Prog Rock fans!

It’s very exciting to know there’s a new CIRCA record coming out… We’ve been working long and hard on it and now we look forward to share it with everyone else,” says Billy Sherwood of “Valley of the Windmill”.

“Valley of the Windmill” Track Listing:

  1. Silent Resolve
  2. Empire Over
  3. Valley Of The Windmill
  4. Our Place Under The Sun

CIRCA:

Billy Sherwood: Vocals and Guitars
Tony Kaye: Keyboards and Hammond
Scott Connor: Drums and Percussion
Rick Tierney: Bass

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FATES WARNING: “Theories of Flight” Track List Exposed

Fates Warnings new CD “Theories of Flight” will also be released as a 2 CD media book, containing 6 acoustic tracks, 3 previously unreleased FW tracks and 3 cover songs.
“Theories of Flight” will be released on Jul 1st.

Full Tracklist:

CD 1 – Main Album:
1. From The Rooftops (06:52)
2. Seven Stars (05:33)
3. SOS (04:34)
4. The Light And Shade Of Things (10:14)
5. White Flag (05:20)
6. Like Stars Our Eyes Have Seen (05:13)
7. The Ghosts Of Home (10:31)
8. Theories of Flight (04:00)

CD2 – Acoustic Bonus Disc:
1. Firefly (03:15, previously unreleased)
2. Seven Stars (04:25, previously unreleased)
3. Another Perfect Day (03:25, previously unreleased)
4. Pray Your Gods (03:45, Toad The Wet Sprocket cover version)
5. Adela (02:25, Joaquin Rodrigo cover version)
6. Rain (04:03, Uriah Heep cover version)

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