With this new announcement, the festial has the following bands on their bill:
Alessandro Bertoni Keystone Quartett (feat. Tom Maclean)
Message from Collage:
“We would like to oficially announce that MHF 2015 Prog Edition was the last gig with Mirek Gil. Mirek Gil decided to leave the band just before we started working on the new album to focus on his solo career with Believe. He officialy announced it to everyone including Colage in the recent edition of Metal Hammer Magazine:
MH: You declared that you will be recording a new album.
MG: I got a sad news for you, cose I am leaving Collage. We have tried to work something out together but I really think there is no chemistry between us whatsoever so I decided to focus on my other band Believe…
Collage would like to wish Mirek Gil all the best in all his future endeavours.
This fact does not have any impact nor influence on future plans of the band.
As we have already told you we got energy, thousands of new ideas, BELIEVE, and urge to write brand new songs and we enyoy every single second of working on it just for YOU!!!.
Soon we will try to find a new member of the band – a friend – with the ability to feel and understand our attitude towards performing music live and the music itself who can accidentally also play the guitar to join Us in the rehearsal room to work on the new material.”
Squire was the only member who was in the band in all of its iterations and throughout the bands entire existence up until now. His fellow band members say he was the “glue” of the band and that it was him who held the band together over long periods.
Squire was one of the most outstanding bassists and he has influenced generations of musicians, not only bass players. His technique of playing the Rickenbacker with a plectrum created a completely new tone to the instrument and added a valuable color to the various techniques of bass playing. Squire was also among the first that brought the slapping technique, which was only used in funk, into rock music.
With Chris Squire, the prog world has lost an awesome instrumentalist, unique vocalist and gifted songwriter.
(Yes have announced to do their tour with Toto with Billy Sherwood on bass)
“Brisbane based progressive alternative tour-de-force Caligula’s Horse are on course for a stellar finish to 2015, with the huge announcement that they have signed with record label InsideOut Music. Continue reading
“In celebration of the album’s official release date (23rd June – Sensory Records) , the grand, explosive album is now playing in its entirety through a stream at the following link:
Pic credits: Frode Røe
“Sunday June 21st, on the solstice and longest day of the year, the Norwegian Blackjazz band Shining played a world’s first concert on top of a grandiose mountain structure hanging out 700 meters above the ground, called Trolltunga (“Troll’s Tongue”).
“First of all they will tour over Europe with a rarely special PINK FLOYD show.
As if that was not enough they will perform the show of their latest album ‘Wanted’ for the very last time: RPWL will record a DVD called ‘A New Dawn’ in their hometown Freising near Munich. Continue reading
“In 1974 DICE was started in Guetersloh/West-Germany by Singer, Composer, Bassist and Keyboarder Christian Nóvé and relocated to Leipzig/East-Germany in 1994. Since 1999 Dennis Lee Small from Des Moines / Iowa, USA is a part of the line up (17 CDs) as the standard lyricist for DICE. In his words he explains the background of the lyricis in the upcoming DICE CD to be release in July „Son.Sister.Sun“: „The music and lyrics weave together thoughts and dreams that all start and end with the Sun, that we are all children of the Earth and that the Sun is our Mother. ALL THINGS REMAIN THE SAME starts off at the beginning with, „Another sun is slowly rising“ which leads into a journey of thru universe with COSMIC FORCES with every door and window inviting the listener to go and explore the outside world deep into outer space. ENLARGING UNIVERSE takes the trip into space even further.. that everything is forever- THE WHISPERED WIND comes then like a secret being alone in this „Universal Home“ The dreamscape SON SISTER SUN brings this journey of time and space into a pleasent and peaceful ending.. And waking up one is at the begining again, with the sun, rising in THE VALLEY OF LIGHT.“ An incredible journey of sound to the sun, around the universe and back again in 60 minutes. DICE has once again raised the bar on cosmic-space-prog. Come along for the ride and discover for yourself that SON.SISTER.SUN is the best album so far from DICE!! Continue reading
Spaceprog.com offers a free download of its sampler “Oceanic Prog II”. The album alternatively comes with a game app.
It contains new music from
Your Royal Madness
The album video with cgi art canbe viewed on youtube.
NYC trio Consider the Source is releasing the second installment of their epic, three part grand vision, World War Trio. Following the dense, nearly 24 minute, five part composition that comprised World War Trio (Part I), this double album begins with the trio of masterful technicians’ progressive rock, metal and jazz foundation, then draw from Middle Eastern, Indian and Eastern European traditions – balancing shifting moods and tempos, cerebral and emotional jabs and intellectual and primal pursuits – into a dynamic and cinematic audio experience. A relentless touring schedule has won the band a fervent following from California to Israel, with fans ranging from jam-band hippies and jazz cats to metal headbangers and prog aficionados.
Recorded at Bunker Studio in Brooklyn, funded by a successful Indiegogo campaign, “World War Trio” is Consider The Source’s first release in four years and their first recording with drummer/percussionist Jeff Mann, whose recent addition has supercharged the band’s chemistry. “World War Trio” spans three discs and a universe of sonic territory.
“When we decided to go back into the studio, we made a pact to go all in emotionally, physically, temporally and mentally. This piece was a rite of passage for us and we are beyond excited to share it with you, our fans. We ask that when you listen to this album, please do so in an undistracted environment, preferably in headphones or high quality speakers. We have tried to capture unique emotions that cannot fully come across while listening on laptop speakers. Thank you so much. We hope you enjoy.” – CTS
CTS promo video:
Chicago based band Sonus Umbra, active since 25 years started a crowdfunding project to produce their next cd.
Message from the band:
“Hello everyone! As we conclude touring in support of the Winter Soulstice album at ROSfest, 2015, we are also getting ready to record a new album, as well putting together multi-media for the best live show for the release. To that end, we created an Indiegogo campaign which can be found below:
If you would like to help out in any way – be it by donating, sharing this link, telling your friends about the band, participating directly in the recording, whatever you can do and are comfortable doing – we would greatly appreciate it! Thank you for all you have done and all your support throughout the last 25 years. Here’s to the next 25,
Young filmmakers Mathew Miller and Brandon Woodward started the film as a croud funding project in 2013. With Eric D. Wilkinson on board, they now finalized the theatrical movie and are looking for ways to bring it into theaters.
The movie is written and directed by Mathew Miller, based on the story provided by Peter Nichols, music is written by Michael Holmes.
More info to be found here.
Eddie Mulder, age 56, guitarplayer since the age of 6, has released his first official
solo-CD,entitled “Dreamcatcher”, a largely acoustic oriented record with
accents from keyboard, flute and electric guitar. All newly written material
except for two tracks, co-written with Gert van Engelenburg, along with two
As one might know Eddie’s been active in the progressive rockscene since the
year 2000 so it might not be a surprise that the album came about with the
assistance of members of Flamborough Head, Leap Day and Trion. The acoustic
guitar plays a major role throughout the album with, at some tracks, a
rather prominent backing role while in other tracks used purely as a solo
“Dreamcatcher” has been recorded at Studio Aurelia, Leeuwarden, The
Netherlands, by Edo Spanninga.
OSKAR Records from Poland plays an important role for the abovementioned
bands for several years now. Mr. Witold Andree of OSKAR, quite positive
about Eddie’s plans, decided to release this record worldwide. By doing so
this album surely will find its way to those interested.
The artwork of the album is by Polish designer Rafal Paluszek. He too played
a major role in past productions. Photography was done by Rosita da Lima.
Eddie Mulder – all guitars, bassguitar
Edo Spanninga – keyboards
Margriet Boomsma – flute
Gert van Engelenburg – keyboards
Derk Evert Waalkens – keyboards
1 – Barren lands
2 – Symbiosis
3 – Feeling good
4 – Forgotten Lines
5 – Tenderly
6 – Hurry up!
7 – Long ago
8 – Questions
9 – Dreamcatcher
10 – Go with the flow
11 – Waves
12 – Sorrow
1 – Humble origin, from the album “Skylge’s Lair” of Leap Day (2011)
2 – Wandering, from the album “Funfair Fantasy”of Trion (2013)