Two “new” cds by KEVIN GILBERT released

gilberttoyKevin Gilbert – Toy Matinee Acoustic

6 Acoustic rehearsal tracks recorded live, in-studio, in 1990,
with Kevin Gilbert, Marc Bonilla, and Spencer Campbell.

1 Acoustic Christmas Track recorded live, in-studio, in 1990,
with Kevin Gilbert & Marc Bonilla

3 Full-band live tracks recorded live, on-stage, in Ventura, Ca. in 1991,
with Kevin Gilbert, Marc Bonilla, Spencer Campbell, Sheryl Crow, and Toss Panos

GilbertlambKevin Gilbert’s GIRAFFE:
A 20th Anniversary Performance Of
“The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”

13 tracks • 75 minute CD
Recorded live at Valley Arts Center, Los Angeles, CA • November 8, 1994,
with Kevin Gilbert, Nick D’Virgilio, Stan Cotey, David Kerzner, and Dan Hancock

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ROBERT REED (MAGENTA/Kompendium/Sanctuary) releases new EP “Willow’s Song”


Track list:

1. Willow’s Song
2. Scarborough Fair
3. Gavotte
4. First Contact
5. Sanctuary Piano Demo 1
6. Sanctuary Piano Demo 2
7. Sanctuary Piano Demo 3
8. Pirate Section Remix
9. Ommakache Remix
Scarborough Fair
Willow’s Song
(Extended Version)

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AURA: The new album is ready

FRONT COVER AURA_NOISE_500“After more than three years of silence, Italian progsters AURA can finally announce the release date of their brand new studio album, entitled “Noise“.

It represents a substantial turning of sound from the previous “Deliverance”, while retaining many of the elements that have always distinguished the band’s sound.

The turning point, if we want to talk about turning, was determined primarily by the artistic maturity of the band members, now being able to master their art and know how to move skillfully among its many facets. This creates an enveloping disc, catchy and complex at the same time: you will seem to hear different influences within each listen, 70s rock to post rock, united in an amalgam of incredible arrangements, moving AURA to Pomp Prog and Art Rock Olympus, thanks to immediate and powerful songs with a complex harmonic structure and melody indeed. Who is already thinking to act as Styx, REO Speedwagon, Saga and Kansas, is not too out of the way ……

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Scottish prog metallers Akord crowd-fund their debut album

After their promising 2013 EP “Carry the Sound”, Akord have finished writing their debut and are now seeking for help financing the production.

Pledge here to help the band!

Listen to “Carry the Sound” on Bandcamp!



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MaterDea – New Video “A Rose For Egeria”

MaterDea have released a new video, “A Rose For Egeria”, title track of the latest album from the italian folk/pagan metal band.

MaterDea Line-Up:

Simon Papa – Voice
Marco Strega – Guitars & Vocals
Elena Crolle – Piano, Keyboards, Vocals
Elisabetta Bosio – Fiddle, Viola and Double Bass
Morgan De Virgilis – Bass
Cosimo De Nola – Drums

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LEVEL 10 – (Russell Allen & Mat Sinner) release video for “Blasphemy”


Taken from the album “First Chapter” – Out on January 23 in Europe and January 27 in North America
The song is available from today as Instant Gratification Track for all those who will be preordering the album on iTunes:

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HEAD WITH WINGS Release Video for “For When You’re Gone”

headWithWingsNew Haven, Connecticut based art rock quartet, Head With Wings, have released a video for the song “For When You’re Gone,” taken from their debut EP “Living With The Loss.” The video is available on YouTube.

Guitarist and singer, Joshua Corum commented: “Our short film, “For When You’re Gone,” acts as a visual introduction to the Head With Wings mythos. In a way, it is our pilot episode to a narrative that we will continue through future videos. The story is an adaptation of the lyrics in our song, “For When You’re Gone,” which can hold different meanings in different mediums. We aimed to take themes from our EP “Living With The Loss,” (loss of innocence, loss of a parent/friend) and ingrained these notions into our story. Without giving away too much, “For When You’re Gone,” is the first part of a coming of age tale where our protagonist is forced to make some quick and unsavory decisions on behalf of her family; it will change her life forever.”

Head With Wings rests between the fragility of life and certainty of death. They say: “We want to show you our world through sights and sounds; our fantasies and our realities. Through short stories and introspective revelations, the themes of our lives will be revealed.”

The band is gearing up to enter the studio in 2015 and record their first full length album. Watch a video for “For When You’re Gone” below.

Head With Wings is:

Joshua Corum – vocals, acoustic/electric guitars
Brandon Cousino – acoustic/electric guitars
Joe Elliott – bass
Andrew Testa – drums

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Vivaldi Metal Projects is looking for arrangers

Vivaldi Metal Project is looking for arrangers 3ALL-METAL-STAR amazing project which will blow you away!

Mistheria, Alberto Rigoni, Mark Boals, Michael Lepond, John Macaluso, Dani Loeble, Mark Cross, Chris Adler, Tommy Denander, Pawel Penksa, Chity Somapala, Pier Gonella, Emir Hot, Rick Renstrom, Maurizio Boco, Dino Fiorenza, Andy Basiola, Ivan Mihaljevic, Neil Zaza, Srdjan Brankovic, more to be announced…

The Vivaldi Metal Project is looking for arrangers

To enter the contest, all details are available here:

The “Vivaldi Metal Project” staff

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New prog metal band ANTOINE smashes the surface

Dutch prog metal band Antoine released the video for the 11 minutes song “Pain and Illusions” from their debuting EP, which is soon to be released. Stay tuned.

Antoine line-up:
Vocals – Marijn Geluk
Guitars – Randy Antoine
Drums – Glenn Antoine



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AINUR release new single and “The Hobbit Video”

AINUR : New Single “There And Back Again”


In celebration of Peter Jackson’s cinematic adaptation of Tolkien’s The Hobbit “The Battle of the Five Armies” chapter, progressive rock orchestra AINUR pay tribute to legendary author J.R.R. Tolkien beloved epic high fantasy classics, The Hobbit, with a brand new song “There And Back Again”

The single is available in streaming and digital download on iTunes, GooglePlay, Deezer and Spotify.
Check It Out “There And Back Again” Lyric Video below

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STEVE HACKETT announces new solo studio album “Wolflight” + UK tour

“Music pioneer Steve Hackett has announced the release of his new solo album Wolflight. According to the man himself, this “wild pack of tracks – starting with a wolf cry – will be unleashed on the unsuspecting on 30th March 2015.”  A short video message from Steve can be viewed here.

Wolflight is Steve’s first original solo studio album since Beyond The Shrouded Horizon in 2011.  Primal and orchestral, it retains the Hackett trademark as electric guitar runs right the way through with a regular sprinkling of acoustic. The concept behind it is a new unexplored chapter in the guitarist’s career.

The ten tracks take the listener through a journey in space and time looking at the different faces of the endless fight for freedom. Wandering between parallel universes, Hackett explores contemporary and ancient cultures, from Greece (Corycian Fire) to the Far East (Wolflight), the USA and Martin Luther King (Black Thunder), but also his very own childhood memories (The Wheel’s Turning) and the unresolved drama of domestic violence (Love Song to a Vampire).

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ProgPower Europe 2015 Early Bird Tickets on sale now


“Although 2015 has not even started yet, the ProgPower organization is working hard towards
another successful ProgPower Europe Festival. In 2015 the 17th edition will again be held
in Baarlo, Limburg, The Netherlands.

Although 8 bands have yet to be announced 6 bands have already been booked:

Abnormal Thought Patterns (USA)
an instrumental metal band from the USA, formed by Jasun and Troy Tipton (Zero Hour,
Cynthesis) who have more than earned there merits in Progressive Metal

Leprous (Norway)
one of the most surprising and refreshing newcomers in the metal genre a few years ago,
have now proven that they have matured into one of the top bands in the genre.

Myrath (Tunisia)
return to the ProgPower Europe stage with their oriental style of Prog Metal inspired by their
home country Tunisia

Pagan’s Mind (Norway)
a splendid live band, do not need much of an introduction, due to personal circumstances the band
had to cancel 2014, but are eager to play at 2015’s edition.

Serdce (Belarus)
is the first band from Belarus on the ProgPower stage, playing Progressive Death Metal

Until Rain (Greece)
impressed people on their last European tour together with Andromeda, in October 2015 they will be
on the ProgPower stage.

Further additions to the line-up will be announced in the beginning of 2015. But these six bands already show the diversity in the line-up  the organization is aiming at. And although these six bands should be encouragement enough, ordering your ProgPower 2015 tickets before January 4th is even more encouraging:
Early bird weekend tickets are on sale for € 70,- instead of € 75,-. ”

Early Bird Weekend tickets can be ordered at:

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The Aristocrats announce release date for their “Culture Clash Live” CD/DVD



Also to be released: SECRET SHOW: LIVE IN OSAKA  – limited-edition 2CD live disc, completely raw and unedited from the very special last night of the Asia tour

An intimate-venue Los Angeles residency and tracking of new studio album to immediately follow, at world-famous Sunset Sound Studios in Hollywood, CA

The rock/fusion power trio supergroup The Aristocrats – featuring Guthrie Govan on guitar, Bryan Beller on bass, and Marco Minnemann on drums – will release the live CD/DVD Culture Clash Live, on January 20th 2015. Captured in six different locations in five countries on three different continents during the band’s 100+ show Culture Clash World Tour, it showcases The Aristocrats in full flight: Virtuosic, melodic, spontaneous, outrageous, and still having more fun than any group of world touring musos has any right to have.

Culture Clash Live will be released on the band’s label, BOING Music, and available physically as a CD/DVD package containing 8 audio tracks on the CD and 9 cuts on the DVD. Only three tracks are the same performance on both CD and DVD – all others are unique, giving fans a chance to hear how the songs evolved while on tour. DVD bonus features include: a look behind the scenes at the video setup in Tokyo; an extra drum solo shot with 20 cameras; and demos from the Culture Clash album.

Physical units will first be sold through the band’s webstore at The digital audio-only will be available through iTunes and other major e-tailers. New for this release: Digital-only versions of the DVD will be available through LittleCast.

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TOUNDRA launch new track “Kitsune” from forthcoming album IV

Spanish instrumental masters Toundra are set to release their brand new album ‘IV’ on 26th January 2015 in Europe. Now the first track to be taken from the album, Kitsune, has been revealed and you can listen to it here.

The band had this to say about the track: “This was the second song that we wrote. It was written between Madrid and the mountains of Bejar, where we did most of the demos of the album. The Japanese myth of Kitsune has been an important reference to connect the songs. From all the different myths connected to the fox that we have known within the last months, Kitsune is by far the most interesting due to his connection with taking care of the forests and small villages.
This myth ended up being influential to the whole album, as it can be noticed in the artwork.”

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Aisles New Single ‘Shallow and Daft’ – Free Download

Click here to download the track  in rar format (download will start immediately)


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