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The Spectre Beneath – The Downfall of Judith King

I’ve been presented with this album in a nonconventional way (usually I get to pick, but this time a friend said please review this album it’s just up your street!) and somehow this was the perfect introduction to The Spectre Beneath and the Downfall of Judith King. I have been …

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Anathema – The Optimist

        Anathema return with ‘The Optimist’ but how does it stand up to its most recent and perhaps most comparable predecessors , 2012’s highly influential ‘Weather Systems’ and 2014’s incredible ‘Distant Satellites’ I believe it was a certain Winston Churchill that once said “To improve is to …

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US prog metal A Sense of Gravity announce new LP Atrament; unveil sumptuous new video

US prog metallers A Sense of Gravity are delighted to share the news of their forthcoming LP, Atrament, due for release November 18th. Pre-orders the album here: http://store.asenseofgravity.com/ One of the most talented and hectic records of the year from a band set to be an underground surprise. Seattle metal act …

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Be Prog! My Friend festival announce Jethro Tull

BE PROG! MY FRIEND, 30th June – 1nd JULY 2017 – BARCELONA.  FESTIVAL WHICH HIGHLIGHTS THE WORLD’S BEST PROGRESSIVE BANDS ANNOUNCES JETHRO TULL Since its inception in 2014 the Barcelona based festival Be Prog! My Friend has played host to the likes of Opeth, Steven Wilson, Anathema, Devin Townsend, TesseracT, The Pineapple Thief, Magma, Agent …

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The Neal Morse Band – “The Similitude Of A Dream” – The New Album

The journey of Neal Morse has seen three decades of musical accomplishments, the latest being the inception of The Neal Morse Band. Morse has forged many relationships over the years with his other bands, Spock’s Beard, Flying Colors, and Transatlantic. However, the most compelling and fruitful efforts have been those …

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Norwegian prog outfit Seven Impale announce new album details/ Share new track

Seven Impale’s debut album, “City of the Sun”, was very well received by the prog audience over the world, and in the year poll of 2014 at Progarchives.com, the album got ranked as the 7th best that year. So, in spring 2016, Seven Impale teamed up again with producer Iver …

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Dec Burke – Book of Secrets

Dec Burke’s body of work is expansive and impressive, with outings in Frost*, Audioplastik and Darwin’s Radio as well as solo ventures, his understated yet all-encompassing talent for fusing musical elements which defy absolute categorisation is pure 24 carat prog laced gold. Burke’s third outing under his own name follows …

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Progressive Music Awards 2016 – The Winners

1 September 2016 – Prog Magazine’s fifth annual Progressive Music Awards, in association with Currencies.co.uk, has once again honoured progressive music in the intimate and idyllic setting of the world famous Underglobe, beneath Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. The awards have become one of the best attended and most anticipated events in …

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Trevor Horn’s The Buggles, To Be Honoured With at Progressive Music Awards

The Buggles, Trevor Horn and Geoff Down’s groundbreaking synth pop band, are to receive the InsideOut sponsored Outer Limits Award at the Progressive Music Awards 2016, in association with Currencies.co.uk, that take place at the Underglobe (beneath The Globe Theatre) on Thursday September 1. To be collected by Trevor Horn …

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The Pineapple Thief premiere first track ‘No Man’s Land’ from new album ‘Your Wilderness’

The Pineapple Thief have revealed the first full track, entitled “No Man’s Land”  from their highly anticipated new album – Your Wilderness due for release on the 12th August  (19th August in France) through Kscope . WATCH THE LYRIC VIDEO FOR “NO MAN’S LAND”    “This is the first track to share from our new album, Your Wilderness.  It …

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Chilean prog rockers AISLES announce details of new studio album, Hawaii – due in July!

Acclaimed Chilean prog rockers AISLES are delighted to announce their highly anticipated new album Hawaii, due July 29 via Presagio Records. The two-disc concept LP, the band’s fourth studio album, will be available on both CD and digitally, with the vinyl edition due in November. Listen to the album’s first …

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Messenger launch video for ‘Calyx’ / New album ‘Threnodies’ out this week

London-based progressive, psychedelic rockers Messenger will release their much-anticipated second album ‘Threnodies’ on the 22nd April 2016, and it has been receiving fantastic reviews already. Prog Magazine have called it “a spellbinding album”, while Metal Hammer UK awarded it 9/10 and said it is “a joyfully ambitious journey through edgeless realms of prog, folk, electric blues …

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Norwegian prog act Airbag announce details on new album ‘Disconnected’

Norwegian prog act Airbag are set to release their fourth album via Karisma Records on June 10th 2016. The new album – titled Disconnected – is the follow-up to the bands critically acclaimed 2013 release ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’. The album features six songs with a common theme running through …

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Wildfire Festival director Dave Ritchie Interview, 1/3/16.

I caught up with Dave Ritchie for a chat about Wildfire Festival.  Follow the links at the bottom of the page to buy your tickets, they’re selling fast and after yesterday’s announcement that the band creating so much buzz in the rock music world right now, Inglorious, will headline Saturday night at …

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REDEMPTION Stream whole new album with Prog

On February 26th, Los Angeles prog-metal outfit REDEMPTION – featuring Nick van Dyk, Ray Alder (Fates Warning, Engine), Sean Andrews, and Chris Quirarte (as well as guitarist Bernie Versailles, who is presently on an indefinite medical hiatus) – will release their sixth full-length, ‘The Art of Loss’, via Metal Blade …

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LEPROUS – Touring underway; Nominated for Norwegian Grammy; Documentary video

After having played a first show of this year in Tokyo / Japan, Norwegian prog metallers LEPROUS are kicking off a tour of Australia today in support of their newest studio album “The Congregation”, which was released worldwide via InsideOutMusic last May. More shows have now been confirmed for the …

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Diatessaron to release live recording of Monument

Diatessaron is one of the most exciting new prog bands to be emerging in this generation. Progressive rock music is a genre that’s endlessly exciting, and with such a rich history behind it, it’s absolutely fantastic to see bands coming onto the scene today showcasing their own unique slants on …

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Year of the Goat – The Unspeakable (Napalm Records)

A somewhat unusual name which conjures up images of men in corpse paint, axes, hammers and the usual paraphernalia suited to such a name. This is far from the truth. The band hail from Sweden and formed in 2006. To date have released a series of eps and now this …

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Genesis’ Tony Banks & Yes’ Chris Squire to be Honoured at Thursday’s Progressive Music Awards

Founder member of Genesis, Tony Banks, Announced as 2015’s Prog God. Chris Squire Virtuoso Award Named in Honour of Yes Legend.  Prog Magazine’s, Orange Amplification presents Progressive Music Awards, in association with Currencies.co.uk, is honoured to announce that founder member of Genesis, Tony Banks, will be the recipient of the 2015 Prog …

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