John Mitchel’s LONELY ROBOT available to pre-order

Lonely Robot is the new project from producer, guitarist and vocalist John Mitchell (Kino, It Bites, Frost*, Arena).

Backed by a rhythm section of Nick Beggs on bass and Craig Blundell on drums, other guests include Steve Hogarth, Nik Kershaw, Heather and Jem Godfrey (Frost*).

Mitchell comments, “With Lonely Robot, I have a clean slate and that’s very exciting, because nobody expects anything in particular. It reminds me a lot of how things were when the Kino album was done, in that no-one knew what would come out of it. Musically, the Lonely Robot album is very Proggy, but more about atmosphere than technical expertise.’

Comes with a signed greeting card while stocks last.

Pre-order for 23rd February release.

LonelyRobot1. Airlock (3:55)
2. God vs Man (5:40)
3. The Boy In The Radio (4:49)
4. Why Do We Stay? (5:10)
5. Lonely Robot (8:07)
6. A Godless Sea (5:26)
7. Oubliette (5:19)
8. Construct/Obstruct (5:46)
9. Are We Copies? (6:17)
10. Humans Being (5:36)
11. The Red Balloon (2:01)

Bonus tracks:

12. Humans Being (Ambient Mix) (5:28)
13. Why Do We Stay? (Piano Mix) (5:14)
14. A Godless Sea (Ocean Mix) (5:28)

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Jorn Lande / Trond Holter “Dracula” – Walking On Water (Official Video)

Release dates : EU – January 23rd / NA – January 27th


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The Neal Morse Band launch video for title track of “The Grand Experiment”

The Neal Morse Band are set to release their new album The Grand Experiment on the 16th of February, 2015, and they are excited to launch a video for the album’s title track, which you can view here.

Neal comments: “I am thrilled with how this song came out. During the recording sessions for the album, I remember waking up one morning wondering what was going to happen that day and not having a clue what direction the album would take… and I was thinking, “Man, this is a grand experiment!”. And as I was lying there I thought of the chorus, but my original version was slower and more of a keyboard thing…then the band got to it and Mike had the rockin verse idea and it developed from there. The video was shot and edited by my son Chad. Hope you all like it!”

For the first time ever prog icon Neal Morse came into a recording session with his long-time friend and collaborator Mike Portnoy, Randy George, Bill Hubauer and Eric Gillette…with NOTHING! He had no prepared material at all.

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Night of the Prog confirms 2 more bands

Night of the Prog festival annonces KAIPA DaCapo and SPECIAL PROVIDENCE to play at their 10th anniversary!


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Rock Company announces release of new album by EARTHSHINE

earthshine_sa_cd“On coming January 18 the new Earthshine CD Somewhere Around will become available.
But the good news is, you can already order it here in our shop! It is on it’s way to distributors around the globe, but of course we already have it in store. And to add to the fun, if you order the album before January 19, you will get a link to download a digital copy of the album for free!”

Pre-order the album here


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KARNATAKA new album and tour

Karnataka are very pleased to announce the release of their new studio album “Secrets of Angels” in March 2015.

Recorded at Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire and Quadra Studios in London, the new album features 8 stunning new tracks including the 21 minute opus and title track Secrets of Angels.

The album features guest musicians Troy Donockley from Nightwish (Uilleann pipes and low whistles), Irish harpist Seána Davey, Rachel van der Tang (cello) and Clive Howard (viola) from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

The album is now available to pre-order from the Karnataka website online shop. Pre-orders will be shipped in the latter half of February.

Available in the following formats:

– CD Standard Edition: including 20 page booklet.
– CD/DVD Special Digipak Edition: Secrets of Angels CD complete with bonus DVD. First 500 signed.
– Deluxe Vinyl Edition: Double vinyl LP in gatefold sleeve. The first 500 will be signed.
– FLAC Download Version: 44.1khz 16bit audio download version. CD quality download. Includes the artwork in PDF format.
– MP3 Download Version: 320kbps MP3 audio download version. Includes the artwork in PDF format.

The band will be supporting the release with a UK tour:

Secrets of Angels Tour 2015

Feb 27th Bury The Met Theatre
Feb 28th Lowdham Hall
March 7th Derby Flowerpot
March 8th Bilston Robin 2
March 13th Edinburgh The Voodoo Rooms
March 14th Chesterfield Classic Rock Society
March 20th Bristol BierKeller
March 22nd Leamington Spa (special guests of Arena)
March 26th Norwich Arts Centre
March 27th Milton Keynes The Stables
March 29th Southampton The Brook
April 12th Swansea The Scene
April 17th Leicester Y Theatre
May 9th London Islington Assembly Hall

Full details on the new band website.

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Progpower Europe confirms Karma Rassa

ppe2015“ProgPower Europe has always been a festival that combines well established bands and  upcoming names.  Russian band Karma Rassa belongs to the latter category. The band formed in 2013 and in 2014 recorded Music Into The Void. This album landed them a deal with Metallism Records, it has recently been released on that label.

Karma Rassa was noted by prog magazines around the world:
DPRP: “A Prog Metal album of sheer quality with atmospheric, catchy tunes; familiar yet different.”, Prog Sphere: “The poetic approach in their sound is certainly noticeable.”, ProgMetalZone: “A great band that could be one of the breakout Russian bands in the genre.”

Karma Rassa is the second Russian band ever to perform on the ProgPower stage; international and diverse, keywords for ProgPower Europe. In the coming months more bands will be announced for this year’s ProgPower Europe.”

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DPRP breaks review records

It’s been a record breaking year for DPRP, with more album reviews than ever before.

In 2014 we reviewed 591 albums and published 659 reviews (that’s our duo and round table specials)!
That easily surpassed our previous records which were 569 albums reviewed in 2010 and 620 reviews written in 2013.
Another impressive number comes from our “Something for the Weekend” feature, which we started early in 2014: It has surpassed 60.000 views by the end of the year!
This coming year will be our 20th anniversary – proving the oldies are always the best !!!

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Night of the Prog Festival announces RIVERSIDE and BEARDFISH

With Riverside and Beardfish, six influential prog rock artists and bands are confirmed for Night of the Prog’s 10th anniversary, which will be a three days event.


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PSICOLORAMA released new album “Momo”

The new album can be streamed for free here


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LAMBERT new album “Drachenreise”


LAMBERT’s new solo album”Drachenreise” is available at

Watch album trailer:


Please also keep track of TIMEDRIFT’s latest release “Hypnosphere” on the same label


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DISTORTED HARMONY gig update & blog release



Our biggest concert ever!
Chain Reaction & (most of) Utopia – Live!
Jan 13 | 20:30 | Barby, Tel Aviv
Click here for the FB Event
We’ve teamed up with HaMachteret – Get a chance to win 2 tickets!
Read all about it HERE.

Announcing: “Trial and Error”

Yes! work on Distorted Harmony’s next chapter (temporary) titled: “Trial and Error” has begun! And this time, we’re inviting YOU to witness its unfolding, and take part in its creation.
This link will take you to a brand new blog, dedicated to our upcoming EP. It has only just begun, but as we progress, it will be filled with new content; audio, clips, photos and videos – this is where you’ll bare witness to our work and be able to share your thoughts with us.

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CECILIA::EYES released new live album

This year, we celebrate ten years as a band … and also our new drummer’s introduction.

CeciliaEyesLiveAs a present for Xmas, we released a live album including tracks from our new record DISAPPEARANCE and old ones from our previous albums.

The record has been mastered at Pristine Audio (France) by the talented Andrew Rose and it’s based on the original EQ of Slowdive’s Souvlaki album, with adjustments for live sound.
A BBC Radio presenter described Andrew Rose as waving his “magic wand” over a recording.

Here’s the tracklisting of the live album:


Default descent
Lord howe rise
Like wolves
For the fallen
One million whales
Peter star / Death for treason
No prayers, no bells, no homeland
Four lost soldiers


Place your order right now through our bandcamp
At only €5 it’s a bargain – so treat yourself!!!”
Download will come with a live video clip
of “Lord Howe Rise” and “For the Fallen”

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The Aristocrats – “Culture Clash” Live


Pre-Order ‘Culture Clash Live’ and ‘Secret Show: Live In Osaka’ Today
Hitting Stores on January 20, 2015

DVD Trailer Preview Available Now:


Guthrie Govan (Steven Wilson, Asia/GPS),

Bryan Beller (Dethklok, Steve Vai, Mike Keneally, Joe Satriani)

Marco Minnemann (Necrophagist, Kreator, Adrian Belew, UKZ, Steven Wilson, Joe Satriani)

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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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