“Please note: We’ll have to stop offering hotel package deals on Friday as that’s the hotel’s booking deadline. And only 40 pre-sale tickets remain! The plan is to reserve some for door sales, but it’s not 100% clear how many people we’ll be allowed to let into the MUZclub. But it will certainly be really packed! So once again we warn you: If you want to be sure to get a ticket, ORDER YOURS NOW!
And don’t forget to download the free compilation of music from and around the festival here!”
“By adding Tunesian Myrath and Belarusian Serdce to the line-up, a total 6 bands have now been booked for ProgPower 2015.
Ticket sales and bookings for the castle start at the following dates:
Booking for Castle De Berckt: starting November 1st 2014
Early Bird weekend tickets: starting December 1st 2014
Advance sales weekend tickets: Januari 4th 2015
Advance sales day tickets: August 16th 2015
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: Opeth, Anathema, Fates Warning, Shadow Gallery, Symphony X, Evergrey, Threshold, Jon Oliva, Riverside and many many more have played the festival.
PP Europe organization
“We’re premiering our new video for ‘Unforgiven’ over on Metal Hammer and RockHard now! Watch the video here: http://smarturl.it/UnforgivenVideo – and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments below.
The track is taken from our new album ‘For The Journey’, which is out now: http://smarturl.it/THRESHOLD-Journey
Catch Threshold on tour in the UK and Europe: http://bit.ly/ThresholdTour”
“Frontiers Music Srl, the Italian-based label known for embracing new music from world famous rock artists, is proud to announce the upcoming release by the legendary rock group YES, entitled LIKE IT IS – YES AT THE BRISTOL HIPPODROME on December 5th in Europe and December 9th in North America.
Available in 2CD/DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats, this new release encompasses two of the band’s iconic albums, 1971’s The YES Album and 1977’s Going For The One, as they were performed live on the band’s 2014 world tour.
Tilt – featuring FISH band members Steve Vantsis, Dave Stewart and Robin Boult – are offering their 2008 debut EP Million Dollar Wound in a pay-what-you-want deal.
They hope the move will encourage fans to crowdfund their first full-length album, set to be mixed by Marillion and Rolling Stones collaborator Chris Kimsey.
The five-piece outfit, completed by Paul Humphries and Paul Dourley, say: “We’ve put a lot of our own time and money into this so far, and with your involvement we can get it finished – mixed, mastered, pressed and released.
“In order to get the best sounding album we possibly can, we have enlisted the services of legendary rock producer Chris Kimsey. We’re very excited about this and you should be too – his credentials speak for themselves.”
Tilt have set a target of £14,000 in their Kickstarter campaign, and no pledged amounts will be taken unless the total is reached. There are 42 days remaining, with pledge points starting at just £1 and running up to £400 for a limited-edition sponsor’s deal. There will be exclusive content for backers.
…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead are celebrating the release of “IX” in Europe today with the launch of a brand new video for the track “The Ghost Within”.
Check out “The Ghost Within” here at YouTube.
Pre-order the album digitally via iTunes. You can also pre-order the album from the following places: OMerch, SuperballMusic shop EU, SuperballMusic shop US or Recordstore.co.uk (w/ album art print).
The band are also set to hit Europe on tour in November, and last week announced that a second night in London on the 18th November would see them play the entirety of seminal album “Source Tags & Codes”.
On this European run they will be joined by Canada’s Your Favorite Enemies, as well as Midnight Masses, the band featuring Autry Fulbright & Jason Reece of …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead. Their debut album “Departures” was released last month, and this tour will see their live debut in Europe. You can see the video for “Broken Mirror” from Midnight Masses here.
22-Nov Netherlands, Eindhoven – Speedfest
23-Nov Belgium, Brussels – VK
Montreal, Canada – We are extremely excited to finally release our first music video on Thursday October 23, 2014 for the song Lost and Found: Insanity, about a year and a half after its original release! The video depicts the struggle of musicians within the confines of the often strict industry.
Link to the video: http://youtu.be/tBrfj_TJZvw
On making the music video; director Richard Bastarache says “Making this video was both challenging and rewarding. Everyone was amazing to work with and made my job much easier. I am very proud of how all our hard work, time, and stress paid off. Despite some problems during the shoot, the video was a lot of fun to make and it is something that the we can all feel proud to be a part of.”
Lost and Found: Insanity is the third track on Semantic Saturation’s debut album Solipsistic, released back in 2013 to a critical acclaim from the prog rock community.
“Happy Holidays, headbangers! Finland’s annual all-star symphonic Christmas rock project dubbed Raskasta Joulua, which translates to “Heavy Christmas,” is enjoying its 10th year running. To celebrate, the project, which tours every holiday season, will release a new studio album this year. “Ragnarok Juletide” will be released on November 7 in GAS, Benelux and Finland and November 10 in the rest of Europe via Spinefarm Records.
Marco Hietala (Nightwish, Tarot, Northern Kings), Tony Kakko (Sonata Arctica, Northern Kings), Elize Ryd (Amaranthe), Jarkko Ahola (Teräsbetoni, Northern Kings), Antti Railio (2013 Voice of Finland winner) and more lend their throats to the project.
The first single “We Celebrate At Christmastime” can be heard on Soundcloud here
The album can be streamed in its entirety on bandcamp
Band members are:
Dömötör Gyimesi (guitars, vocals)
János Mayer (keyboards)
Mária Molnár (vocals)
Jenő Miklós Godó (drums)
Gergő Drahota (bass)
Péter Csontos (The Void) – cello on ‘Presentiment Part II’
Thomas Williams – narration on ‘Presentiment’ and ‘The Last Drop Falls’
About the album:
“Prog Sphere is proud to announce to the world of progressive rock that their newest release – Progstravaganza: Beyond Frontiers is now out and in stores. This long-awaited album is the culmination of months of hard work on the part of Prog Sphere and the many bands involved. Beyond Frontiers breaks new ground for Prog Sphere as it is the first in their long series of compilations to be released as a physical CD. Naturally, it is also available for purchase at Prog Sphere’s Progify store and at Prog Sphere’s Bandcamp page.
The above link to the Progify store contains the full track list, along with more detailed info about the sampler. The full sampler is also available for streaming on Youtube. The bands that have been assembled for this album come from all across the world of progressive rock and play a wide variety of styles. For example, Fughu are a group of prog metal masters from Argentina, Cea Serin, from the United States, play a unique brand of progressive death metal, and Overhaul, from The Netherlands, play classic progressive rock. There’s also post-rock, psychedelic prog, and much more. Naturally, the mastering for this project was daunting, but Frank Gingeleit of Living Tunes Mastering was more than up to the task.
“Kingcrow revealed the second teaser for their next album, still in the making.
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.”
Watch teaser number 2
Supreme British melodic hard rock group Magnum are set to release a poignant new single, ‘On Christmas Day’, commemorating 100 years since Xmas Day 1914, when both the Germans and English called temporary truces so that they could mingle and play football matches in ‘no man’s land’ during World War 1. ‘On Christmas Day’ will be released as a three track digital single, containing a long version and radio edit of the song, plus a brand new studio track, ‘Born To Be King’, on Steamhammer / SPV on November 17th. A limited edition of one thousand 10” vinyl singles will also be available.
Amazon pre-order links:
Digital version will be available worldwide on November 14th
Vinyl version, Germany November 14th and rest of Europe November 17th
MAGNUM winter tour dates & support band info Continue reading
Returns with commanding new release, “Etymology”
Newest collaboration between U.K. bassist Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and U.S. guitarist Jon Durant out October 21st on Alchemy Records
The duo of bassist Colin Edwin and guitarist Jon Durant have once again teamed up under their Burnt Belief moniker to release a new album of progressive ethno-ambient fusion instrumentals titled Etymology.
Etymology will be released on October 21, 2014 and will be available at Burning Shed, Amazon, CD Baby, iTunes, jondurant.com and other digital outlets. Burnt Belief are looking forward to live dates in late 2014 and 2015.”
“On October 14 2014, the new Knight Area album will be released. The album is called “Hyperdrive” and will be released world wide by the American label The Laser’s Edge. “Hyperdrive” is the fifth official studio album, and the first one with the new lineup of five people: guitars: Mark Bogert, drums: Pieter van Hoorn, keyboards: Gerben Klazinga, vocals and keyboards: Mark Smit, bass and bass pedals: Peter Vink (Q65, Finch, The Boxx, Ayreon, Star One).
The album has been mixed by Joost van den Broek (After Forever, Ayreon, Star One among others). Special guest on guitars is Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Bodine, Vengeance, Stream of Passion, Star One). The album artwork is by Gustavo Sazes (famous for his artwork for artists including James LaBrie, Kamelot, Manowar, Firewind en Arch Enemy). Continue reading