Last week the ProgPower Europe organisation announced that Pagan’s Mind had to cancel for ProgPower Europe 2014. Today the following statement was released:
At ProgPower USA Pain of Salvation played Remedy Lane in full. This was to be an exclusive show, not to be repeated elsewhere. Today Glenn Harveston (ProgPower USA) sent the following message:
“ProgPower is not just a brand name, it is a family. Rene from ProgPower Europe & I have worked together for years to ensure that name truly means something. With the truly understandable recent cancellation of Pagan’s Mind at ProgPower Europe, we all felt the disappointment. However, something could be done to turn things around. While the Pain of Salvation show at this year’s ProgPower USA was always intended to be a once in a lifetime set, it just felt right to ask the band to turn tragedy into triumph given the circumstances. On behalf of everyone at ProgPower USA, we want to wish everyone at ProgPower Europe a great festival with a second stroll down “Remedy Lane.”
You are going to be blown away.
This great gesture, that emphasizes our ties to ProgPower USA,makes it possible for ProgPower Europe to replace Pagan’s Mind in the best possible way:
- Voyager will fill Saturday’s headlining spot, a logical choice as the band has shown to be up for the job in their current tour.
- Pain of Salvation will perform their full ‘Remedy Lane’ album on Sunday during their headline show. In the open slot after Saturday’s diner break, Pain Of Salvation will play an extra show with a number of older tracks! This will be a perfect show for old-school fans of the band!
We feel proud that we have found such a great way to turn around the difficult message we had to deliver earlier this week.
Tickets are still available but make sure to order now, if you want to be part of this once of a lifetime experience! http://www.progpowereurope.com/tickets.
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This monday 18:00 UTC+2 Circus Maximus will release their first live concert and documentary“Live In Japan – HD”. The film is crowdfunded by fans and will be available for free on Youtube.
The Norwegian rock/metal phenomenon has had great international success. In 2012 they played in front of a crowd of 15.000 people on Japans biggest indoor music festival Loudpark. This concert will now be available to fans all over the world through Youtube, as a concert documentary.
“A lot of our fans live on other continents, and we have long wanted to give them the opportunity to see us live. We are really happy to offer the fans a full Circus Maximus show in full HD free online“ says Mats Haugen, guitarist in Circus Maximus Continue reading
“Ekseption was like going to college. After graduation, I decided to continue my study with Trace’, said Rick van der Linden. The band was his brainchild from 1974 to 1977, after almost ten years in Ekseption. Trace was a symphonic heavy pop group that made three albums full of classically inspired original material. With drummers Pierre van der Linden (Brainbox, Focus) and Ian Mosley (Marillion, Steve Hackett Band, Gordon Giltrap) and bassist Jaap van Eik (Cuby & The Blizzards, Solution, Panda, Vitesse), the keyboard maestro developed himself as a composer and performer on the albums Trace and Birds, while three old mates from his early Ekseption-days helped Rick on the final Trace album The White Ladies. Continue reading
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“After Roberto Tiranti’s words, here you are with a message from the band:
“As everybody already knows, Roberto has decided to part ways with the band in order to start his solo career. We wish him all the best and we thank him for the long walk we have had together. At the same time “the show must go on”, as somebody said, and the good news is that we have started working on the new album. This is not the only good news, anyway, ’cause we are incredibly excited and honored to announce that our new singer is none other than a top-notch artist and a piece of history in the metal world: we warmly welcome Mr. Mark Boals on board (Yngwie Malmsteen, Ring Of Fire, Royal Hunt) and we can’t wait to let you all listen to some of the new songs we are working on!
Sincerely yours, Labyrinth”
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“Due to unfortunate family circumstances Pagan’s Mind are forced to postpone their ProgPower Europe 2014 performance. The band issued the following statement:
“PAGAN’S MIND TO POSTPONE PERFORMANCE TO 2015
In good cooperation with our long time business partner and friend, Progpower Europe promoter Rene Jansen, we announce that we have to postpone our performance to next year’s edition of the festival. This was not an easy decision for us, but for the time being, due to a passing in close family, we are not capable of performing the kind of show we know we are capable of and you have come to expect from us. We will return in 2015, and will make sure we fire on all cylinders to make this up to you. Thank you for understanding. We look forward to seeing you next year.”
As the ProgPower Europe weekend is only a week away we are doing our utmost to find a good replacement. Ideas have already formed and it appears we will be able to offer something special. This will be announced on the short term, once all the details have been confirmed.
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.
It is never easy to write this kind of public statements, but I think it’s fair to be clear and sincere towards those that for many years have granted us esteem and love.
From now on I am no longer the singer of Labyrinth, after almost 18 years I leave the band that more than any other has given me in terms of satisfaction, blazon and experience in Italy but even more abroad.
6 albums, an EP and a “Best Of”, a lot of music written all together with a common goal, so much life shared that cannot be wiped out and the awareness of having friends I can count on and hopefully meet again in the future to write other music together.
Everyone is useful, no one is indispensable and I think that also this time the band will be able to face this with the usual strength and ability to reinvent itself.
I’ve had the best band I could have had to express myself in that field and I’m sure I won’t ever be part of any other band of similar type, it would be stupid, incoherent and unfair to Labyrinth.
At the moment I’m working on my first solo album on which I am spending a lot of energies, moreover the collaborations with Ken Hensley , Wonderworld and Mangala Vallis keep going on.
My priorities obviously go to my solo project, in order to create a firm-based foundation for the future.
THANKS TO LABYRINTH, THANKS TO YOU ALL.
“We are very almost at the summit and it’s not long now until Men Who Climb Mountains will be unleashed and the wait will finally be over.
All pre-ordered copies will be signed by Nick and dispatched on Monday 6th October, if you’ve not ordered yours yet you can do so here. You can read Nick’s latest blog too which will give you an idea of what we’ve been up to and what’s in store for the album and tour dates coming up.
Some of the venues are getting very close to sold out on the tour, if you’re planning on travelling to a show it’s a good idea to book your tickets in advance to avoid being left out in the cold, all the dates and tickets links are below. Continue reading
“Chris Wade’s acclaimed recording project continues with ‘In A Strange Slumber’. the sixth release by Dodson and Fogg. The album centres around the concept of dreams and death, and the connections between both subjects. At times a collage of nightmarish and dream-like imagery, the songs weave around colourfully, mixed in with short stories narrated by acclaimed British actor Nigel Planer (Young Ones, Comic Strip), as if to give the listener a bed time story crackling away on an old record player. Surreal, varied and mixing numerous musical styles, including folk, rock, prog, blues and more. The album features Canadian musician Kevin Scott on piano and other instruments, Ricky Romain returns on the sitar, and appearances are made by Trees’ legend Celia Humphris and Mellow Candle’s Alison O’Donnell. Out on CD from the website, download on ITunes and Bandcamp.
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The Dutch band, The Aurora Project just announced this sad news:
“With great sadness, we announce the passing of our dear friend and band member Marc Vooijs. Marc was at times a mentor and a true creative force whose lyrics, music, photo’s and artwork never ceases to inspire us. He was a true original; the genuine article and he cannot be replaced. Not in our band and not in this world. Farewell and rest in peace good friend.”
Marc died at age 43.
“The Psychedelic Ensemble is pleased to announce he is hard at work on a fifth
studio album. The album promises some exciting guest contributions and the
return of female vocalist, Ann Caren. A November release is expected and fans
should be on the lookout for some exclusive pre-order offers soon available at
“Kingcrow revealed the first 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.
The band has also released the first two albums “Something Unknown” (2001) and “Insider”(2004) on the main digital stores
Teaser I – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbitlkW3NtY
CD Baby – http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Kingcrow
iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/it/artist/kingcrow/id594989536 “
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“Last week saw the third annual Progressive Music Awards take place in London at The Underglobe, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, and Dutch multi-instrumentalist and prolific musician Arjen Lucassen was awarded with the Virtuoso Award for his careers work. Continue reading
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Netherland Dwarf, a Japanese prog rock project, released a new EP called “tortoise walks forever” on Bandcamp. You can listen and download it here for free.
You can read the DPRP review from their first album “Moi Moi” in 2011 here.
“UK progressive rock band The Gift had their new album ‘Land of Shadows’ out May this year, recently praised with a favourable 8 out of 10 recommended review on DPRP! And now you have the chance to see them live in Holland, supported by newcomers A Formal Horse. Sunday, November 23 at ‘t Blok, Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel: https://www.facebook.com/events/807732765915532/
The Gift: http://music.badelephant.co.uk/album/land-of-shadows
A Formal Horse: http://aformalhorse.bandcamp.com/album/a-formal-horse ”