Billboard rumors: “More Unreleased Pink Floyd Music May Be Coming”

Gary Graff at www.billboard.com:

“While David Gilmour and Nick Mason maintain that Pink Floyd’s new album The Endless River marks the end of brand-new music from the group, its archives may yield more unreleased material down the road.

Plenty of previously unreleased Floyd material surfaced during the group’s 2011-12 reissue campaign — which included expanded editions of The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here and The Wall — as well as this year’s deluxe reissue of 1994’s The Division Bell, and Mason tells Billboard more may be looming…”

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The Safety Fire to replace The Faceless on PROTEST THE HERO European tour

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Due to internal band issues, The Faceless have been forced to drop off the upcoming Protest The Hero tour commencing next Friday November 14th in Leipzig, Germany. Replacing The Faceless on the tour will be longtime Protest The Hero friends The Safety Fire. All scheduled dates will be played and The Contortionist will continue to be on all shows. Below are the dates for the upcoming tour:

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Finnish hard rockers Montage will play two shows in Netherlands in early 2015

“The group will perform material from their debut album at Rockcafé de Engel in Den Helder on Saturday the 17th of January and at t’ Blok, Nieuwerkerk on Sunday the 18th.

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Montage released their debut album via Secret Entertainment in May 2014. The album consists of eight eclectic hard rock songs, featuring such titles as ”Misty High”, ”Devil’s Whip” and ”Strawberry Skies”.”

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Audio for the 1960’s inspired ”Strawberry Skies”:

 

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Beardfish announce release of new album 2+4626-COMFORTZONE”

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“Swedish progressive-rockers Beardfish have been hard at work on the follow-up to 2012’s The Void, and now they are pleased to reveal that their brand new eighth studio album +4626-COMFORTZONE will be released in Europe on January 12, 2015.

The band had this to say about the forthcoming album: “In this case the comfort zone is the invisible protective suit of negative thinking, almost like an entity of itself.It’s been with you since birth: your parents and your teachers and your friends and your neighbours all teaching you the way the world works – this is how it is and will be and there’s nothing you can do about it. The negative vibe is like a voice living inside of you, a companion through life. With time you start to like that voice and the place it takes you to: your comfort zone. I’m so sick and tired of it and I want to address it and maybe in that way start to work my way out of it”

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Anneke van Giersbergen announces Dutch concerts with The Gentle Storm

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“Momenteel leggen componist Arjen Lucassen en zangeres Anneke van Giersbergen de laatste hand aan The Diary, een dubbel conceptalbum dat in maart 2015 wereldwijd bij InsideOut Music zal verschijnen onder de naam The Gentle Storm.

Frontvrouw Van Giersbergen heeft enkele van Nederlands beste metalmuzikanten om zich heen verzameld om dit album live te gaan presenteren. Zelfverklaard kluizenaar Lucassen gaat niet mee op tour. Anneke van Giersbergen, die deze maand precies 20 jaar geleden haar carrière bij The Gathering begon, zal naast werk van The Gentle Storm en nummers uit haar solo repertoire, ook enkele The Gathering klassiekers in de setlijst opnemen.
De korte Nederlandse tournee begint op 26 maart in De Melkweg in Amsterdam. Dit is het enige optreden waarbij Arjen Lucassen als speciale gast te zien en te horen zal zijn. Anneke en band doen vervolgens nog Hedon, Paard van Troje en festival ROCK ITtervoort aan, alvorens naar het buitenland te vertrekken.

De korte voorjaarstour ziet er als volgt uit:

26 maart – Melkweg, Amsterdam
28 maart – ROCK ITtervoort, Ittervoort
3 april – Hedon, Zwolle
11 april – Paard van Troje, Den Haag”

Aanstaande vrijdag 14 november om 10:00 uur gaat de kaartverkoop voor deze shows van start.”

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New Steven Wilson album to be released in February 2015

Marco Minnemann:

“As some of you already know, Guthrie and I are on the new STEVEN WILSON album again, which we recorded a few weeks back in London.
The album will be released in February, followed by a tour (I will be able to the first leg of it).”

Wilson about its concept:

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New Nem-Q bass player

Progressive rock/metal band Nem-Q from Nederweert (the Netherlands) have found a new bass player. Maarten Meeuws is replacing Henri van Zelst, who left last July. More info at www.nem-q.com

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Generation Prog Festival pre-sales tickets sold out

“The ticket pre-sale is over now and it was a great success. But we’ll have more tickets available at the door! We recommend arriving early!”

 

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Silhouette releases first track of “Beyond the Seventh Wave”

“Silhouette has undertaken its most ambitious project so far, recording its fourth album “Beyond the Seventh Wave”. It’s an over 60 minute concept album, covering the hunger for freedom of an innocent man convicted for life. The concept is inspired by stories and books such as Henri Charierre’s “Papillion”, which was also released on film in 1973. The music and lyrics however have several layers and contain autobiographical elements brought in by Silhouette’s composers Brian de Graeve (vocals and guitar) and Erik Laan (vocals and keyboards). “Beyond the Seventh Wave” is a new step in the development of Silhouette. This time, the band invited classical, acoustic instrumentalists to enrich the arrangements.

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“Wings to Fly” is the first track of Silhouette’s new album. “Beyond the Seventh Wave” will be released November 24, 2014. Order your copy now at http://www.beyondtheseventhwave.com/ and receive an exclusive HiRes download of this track for free!”

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Cecilia::Eyes releases new album “Disappearance”

“Greetings to you all…..

First off, thanks to everyone who has ordered the new album and previous material on our bandcamp. The work we have put in to record “Disappearance” has been intense.”

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The Gentle Storm reveal artwork for debut album The Diary

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“Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One, Guilt Machine) & Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend Project) have joined forces for new band The Gentle Storm, and they have now revealed the cover artwork for their debut album The Diary, which is due out early next year.

 

Arjen had this to say: “I loved the front cover of the last Stream of Passion album, so I tracked down the cover artist, Alexandra V. Bach. I sent her some samples of the The Gentle Storm music, and explained the album concept. She made a moodboard that captured the feel of the story and the music. We then gave her the go-ahead to design the cover. She did an amazing job that exceeded our expectations: Alexandra’s cover art represents The Gentle Storm perfectly!”

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OPUS OF A MACHINE to release Debut “Simulacra” on November 16th

“Upon their inception in 2013, Opus of a Machine has been stripping away the macho pretence of modern metal unlike any other band today. Their debut, “Simulacra” is fast, energetic, expressive and emotive. An explosion of high-energy heavy rock and colourful, progressive elements that infers little of the current paradigm of heavy music today. Taking with them the raw conviction of bands separate from the zeitgeist of progressive rock, Opus of a Machine bends the traditional, stares down the barrel of experimentation and explores sonic landscapes too fearful for most.

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ALLEN LANDE release “Bitter Sweet (Official Lyric Video)”

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Pre-order the Psychedelic Ensemble’s new release

“Pre-order options are available now for the forthcoming release of the fifth album, The Sunstone, from The Psychedelic Ensemble. The new release features TPE, vocalist Ann Caren, orchestra, and guest appearances from Michael Wilk of Steppenwolf and others. Visit The Psychedelic Ensemble Official Site for exciting pre-order options and savings.”

http://www.thepsychedelicensemble.com/ThePsychedelicEnsemble_TheSunstone_PreOrder.html

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Distorted Harmony releases new live video for “Hollow”

“Yoav from Distorted Harmony again with another awesome new video to share. Hollow, Chain Reaction Live! at Barby Tel Aviv is up and waiting for you to watch.

You might also like to know we’re only a few days away from our first concert outside of Israel. Hope to see you there (in The Netherlands) // November 7-9th.”

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