Periphery on Into the Machine

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GONG Legend Daevid Allen’s Final Album “Daevid Allen Weird Quartet – ELEVENSES” To Be Released February 12, 2016

David Allen Quartett - Elevenses

Purple Pyramid Records will be releasing on February 12, 2016 the final album from legendary Daevid Allen. The Daevid Allen Weird Quartet is a recording project bringing together Daevid Allen, founder of The Soft Machine and Gong, with Don Falcone of Spirits Burning, Michael Clare of Daevid Allen’s University of Errors, and drummers Trey Sabatelli (The Tubes) and Paul Sears (The Muffins). “ELEVENSES” is the second album by this band, following 2005’s “DJDDAY”, which was released under the band name “Weird Biscuit Teatime.” Daevid Allen Weird Quartet “ELEVENSES” is the last band album that Daevid worked on before his death, in March of 2015.

Daevid Allen Weird Quartet “ELEVENSES” album is a mixture of styles of music found throughout his career, plus a few surprises: a blues song in 7/4, a catchy Irish-tinged folk song, ambient and explosive instrumentals, a post-punk rave-up with Daevid’s final message on a record.

Track List:
1. TransloopThisMessage
2. Imagicknation
3.The Latest Curfew Craze
4. Kick That Habit Man
5. Secretary Of Lore
6. Alchemy
7. The Cold Stuffings Of November
8. Grasshopping
9. God’s New Deal
10. Dim Sum In Alphabetical Order
11. Killer Honey
12. Under The YumYum Tree Cafe
13. Banana Construction

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PERFECT BEINGS cancel Rosfest gig due to line-up changes

as the band states, they will be unable to perform on Rosfest. Here’ the bands statement:
“Perfect Beings are currently going through a line-up change. Sadly, both our drummer and bassist have left the band. Due to this surprising development we will unfortunately not be able to perform at Rosfest this year. Instead the band will focus on re-grouping and working on new material. We apologize to our fans, especially those of you who were excited to see us in Gettysburg. Please stay tuned.”

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HAKEN on Into the Machine

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BEARDFISH Frontman RIKARD SJÖBLOM Premieres Single “Realm of You and Me;” “The Unbendable Sleep” out on February 10th

Rikard Sjoblom - The Undeniable Sheep

Rikard Sjöblom, known for fronting one of the most prolific progressive rock bands that emerged inRikard Sjoblom 2000s, Beardfish, is set to release his second studio album titled the Unbendable Sleep on February 10th. The first single off the album, “Realm of You and Me,” is available for streaming now via Sjöblom’s YouTube channel.

Sjöblom, who is also a part of the UK prog rock band Big Big Train, commented: “It was one of the last songs that was written for the album, but basically I was sitting in a hotel room, just strumming the guitar and started playing the opening riff over and over and singing a melody (‘I’ve been mending the holes in my heart’). I think I wrote the whole thing in like fifteen minutes. It quickly became a favorite for me and I recorded it the week after I wrote it. It’s about growing apart and finding your way back to someone; your partner, yourself,… your guitar? I don’t know, I can’t be sure yet what it means to me personally but I know I feel very strongly about it!

Comparing “Realm of You and Me” with the rest of material on The Unbendable Sleep,”Rikard says: “It’s not as prog-oriented as some of the other songs on the album but it still has a prog quality I would say. I hope you will enjoy it!

 Sjöblom will promote The Unbendable Sleep live on a mini-UK tour this spring, supporting Cuban progressive rock band Anima Mundi. See the poster below for dates.

 The Unbendable Sleep track listing:

01. Love And War Part One: I Am Who You Are
02. Realm of You and Me
03. Rhyme and Reason
04. Will We Cry?
05. Under Northern Skies (Villemo’s Song)
06. Building a Tent for Astor
07. Anna-Lee
08. Love And War Part Two: Lucky Star

Sjoblom tourdates May_2016

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SPIRITUAL BEGGARS reveal “Sunrise To Sundown” artwork, tracklisting and more tourdates

Swedish vintage style hard rock pioneers SPIRITUAL BEGGARS return with their 9th studio album entitled “Sunrise To Sundown”, which will be released on March 18th, 2016 in Europe as well as March 25th, 2016 in North America via InsideOutMusic.
Spiritual Beggars - Sunrise to Sundown
The album’s cover artwork has been created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight13Media (At The Gates, Grave, Arcturus, etc.) and here is the album’s tracklisting:
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS – “Sunrise To Sundown”
1. Sunrise To Sundown
2. Diamond Under Pressure
3. What Doesn’t Kill You
4. Hard Road
5. Still Hunter
6. No Man’s Land
7. I Turn To Stone
8. Dark Light Child
9. Lonely Freedom
10. You’ve Been Fooled
11. Southern Star
The album’s limited edition version will be released as 2CD Mediabook with a bonus disc including 7 tracks (2 covers versions and 5 live songs) and an expanded booklet. The LP format will be on 180gr. vinyl and come in gatefold packaging with a double-sided poster as well as the full standard album on CD as bonus. More details about the album formats and pre-order links will be announced soon…
Just like on their previous two album releases, “Return To Zero” (2010) and “Earth Blues” (2013), SPIRITUAL BEGGARS stellar line-up is consists of bandleader Michael Amott (Arch Enemy, ex Carcass) on guitars, teaming up with Apollo Papathanasio (ex Firewind) on vocals, Sharlee D’Angelo (Arch Enemy, Witchery) on bass, Per Wiberg (Candlemass, ex Opeth) on keyboards as well as Ludwig Witt (Grand Magus, Firebird) on drums.
After a busy couple of last years with Arch Enemy, Michael Amott and his bandmates have once again found the availability and inspiration to lay down 11 dynamic and uplifting new songs, which not only easily demonstrate how much on top of their game SPIRITUAL BEGGARS still are after over 20 years of activities, but also add a fresh and spontaneous vibe to their impressive catalogue.
Supporting the release of “Sunrise To Sundown”, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS will also be hitting the road on the following club-dates as well as festivals (** New shows since last update!):
27.03.2016 Schijndel (The Netherlands) – Paaspop**
28.03.2016 Köln (Germany) – Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld
29.03.2016 Aschaffenburg (Germany) – Colos-Saal
31.03.2016 Leipzig (Germany) – Hellraiser
01.04.2016 Hamburg (Germany) – Logo
02.04.2016 Essen (Germany) – Turock
04.04.2016 Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7
06.04.2016 Kortrijk (Belgium) – De Kreun
07.04.2016 Rouen (France) – Le 106
08.04.2016 Brest (France) – Sale Odissey / Plougarock Festival Warm Up**
09.04.2016 Nantes (France) Le Ferrailleur**
10.04.2016 Paris (France) – Backstage By The Mill
12.04.2016 Munich (Germany) – Strom
14.04.2016 Karlsruhe (Germany) – Substage
28.04.2016 Berlin (Germany) – Desert Fest
08.07.2016 Oulu (Finland) – Jalometalli Festival
09.07.2016 Ballenstedt (Germany) – Rock Harz Festival
More dates to be announced soon…
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​TIDES FROM NEBULA Announce New Album and European Tour

Tides From Nebula Safehaven CoverInstrumental 4-piece Tides From Nebula will release their new album “SAFEHAVEN” on May 6th, 2016 via Long Branch Records and Mystic.

TFN about the new material: “This is going to be our 4th release and we are extremely happy to share it with our fans”, states the band. “In the past we have worked with acclaimed producers who taught us so much that this time we felt we were ready to take that task upon ourselves.
The creative process was smooth and spontaneous similarly to when we were writing our debut album. We are sure that you will be able to hear it all: honesty, darkness, experience and energy.”

Tracklisting “SAFEHAVEN”: Tides From Nebula



Tour Dates:

6 may: DunkFestival, Zottegem, Belgium
7 may: We Are a Young Team, Metz, France
8 may: Sanctuary, Basingstoke, UK
9 may: Boston Music Room, London, Uk
10 may: Audio, Glasgow, UK
11 may: Firebug, Leicester, UK
14 may: Heretic Club, Bordeaux, France
16 may: Le Saint Des Seins, Toulouse, France
17 may: Sidecar, Barcelona, Spain
18 may: Le Molotov, Marseille, France
19 may: La Gravière, Geneva, Switzerland
20 may: Freakout Club, Bologna, Italy
21 may: Lo-Fi Club, Milan, Italy
22 may: Rockhouse, Salzburg, Austria
24 may: Sedel, Luzern, Switzerland
26 may: Druckluft, Oberhausen, Germany
28 may: Neushoorn, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
29 may: Badehaus Szimpla, Berlin, Germany
30 may: Cosmic Dawn, Jena, Germany

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RENAISSANCE To Tour The US & UK In Support of New DVD Release “Live at The Union Chapel”

Renaissance Live at Union Chapel

Renaissance featuring legendary singer Annie Haslam will be performing in the US & UK in support of their new DVD release “Live at The Union Chapel”! Filmed at The Union Chapel in London UK on April 16, 2015 by Paul Green Productions, with lighting by Russell ‘Tigger’ Matthews, the DVD features Renaissance performing such favorite classics as “Carpet of the Sun”, “Ocean Gypsy”, “Mother Russia”, “Ashes are Burning” and newer pieces “Symphony of Light” and “Grandine il Vento” to an ecstatic audience! The DVD is NTSC all-region, with LPCM stereo and Dolby Digital surround audio tracks. A Blu-Ray version is planned in 2016.

Renaissance Winter 2016 US & UK Tour Dates:

Feb 12 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA – tickets
Feb 13 – Keswick Theatre – Glenside, PA – tickets
Feb 19 – The Newton Theatre – Newton, NJ – tickets
Feb 26 – Renaissance on the Moody Blues Cruise Miami, FL – tickets

UK – (dates April 17 through 26 with Curved Air)
April 14 – Trading Boundaries – Fletching
April 15 – Trading Boundaries – Fletching
April 17 – Opera House – Buxton
April 18 – The Stables – Milton Keynes
April 19 – Robin 2 – Wolverhampton
April 20 – Academy – Newcastle
April 21 – ABC – Glasgow
April 24 – Academy – Bournemouth
April 26 – Shepherds Bush Empire – London

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LEPROUS discuss writing process on “Into the Machine”

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Circus Maximus 2016

Circus Maximus has released the track “The Weight” from their forthcoming album “HAVOC”, which will be released through Frontiers Records.

Tracklisting of HAVOc (De Luxe Edition):

The Weight
Highest Bitter
Loved Ones
After The Fire
Loath (Bonus Track deluxe edition only)


Forging (live)
Namaste (live)
The One (live)
Arrival Of Love (live)
Abyss (live)
Alive (live)
Game Of Life (live)
Last Goodbye (live)


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BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME featured on FreqsTV’s original prog documentary series, Into the Machine

Between the Buried and Me’s Dustie Waring and Dan Briggs discuss the band’s progression, their focus on being the best they can on their instruments and the fun of concept records. Future episodes will include Steven Wilson, Haken, Leprous, Periphery and more.

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THE MUTE GODS Release Video for “Feed the Troll”

The Mute Gods, the new trio of Marco Minneman, Nick Beggs and Roger King have released the video for “Feed the Troll” from their first album “Do nothing Till You Hear From Me”. The album will be released on January 22.

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FreqsTV Starts Prog Documentary Series on Youtube

Munich based producer of rock documentaries, FreqsTV, has started a series on modern prog, called “Into the Machine” on their Youtube channel.
The series is scheduled for weekly release on Thursday, today’s initial episode features Opeth. Future episodes will include Between the Buried and Me, Haken, Leprous, Periphery and more.

FreqsTv is an independent producer. They got Germany’s main (non-web) metal magazine Metal Hammer as a presenter of Into the Machine.

FreqsTV on the web:


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YOAF EFRON (Distorted Harmony) creates side project AUGMENTED REALITY PROJECT

Distorted Harmony‘s Joav Efron has been busy on creating a new project, called Augmented Reality Project (ARP), a pog/core metal with the help of a couple of israeli musicians.

To start with promotion, ARP willl release a cover version of Slipknot’s “Duality Reimagined” in January 12th.

The first single will be released 14 days later and the EP is scheduled to be released in mid February.

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UTOPIA to release sophomore album

Six years after their melodic prog metal debut, Italian combo Utopia have finished their new album “Mood Changes” The album will be release on January 1.

Utopia - Mood Changes

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