New Release Spotlight: Einar Solberg / Kyros / Jimmy Keegan
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The New Release Spotlight is a roundup of new and recently released albums. Einar Solberg – The Congregation Acoustic (Feb. 16th, 2024) Leprous frontman Einar Solberg is known for his incredible vocal range and power, and those elements are on full display on this live audio set The Congregation Acoustic. The recording stems from a solo live performance Solberg initiated in 2022 during Covid where he performed the full Leprous album just himself and a piano. The collection is very intimate but offers some outstanding moments including “The Flood” and “Within My Fence.” Throughout the performa ..read more
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Concert Review: Big Big Train – Sweetwater Performance Theater – Fort Wayne, IN – March 1, 2024
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Bob Keeley The cost for bands from Europe to come to the US is pretty steep. So, it has taken Big Big Train a long time (and one COVID-related cancellation) to finally put together a package that worked for them, bringing their slimmed-down live outfit to the US for a mere five shows before setting out on the Cruise for the Edge. I, therefore, counted myself fortunate to have their first show 170 miles (274 km) from my home in Michigan. I jumped on the tickets as soon as they became available and was able to snag one of about 40 “premium” tickets which guaranteed a seat in the first two rows ..read more
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China based band OU announce new album, 蘇醒 II: Frailty co-produced and mixed by Devin Townsend
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The Chinese Progressive Metal Band OU (pronunciation: “O”) is set to unleash their mesmerizing sound in their upcoming sophomore album, 蘇醒 II: Frailty, co-produced, mixed and feat. Devin Townsend. The album will be released on April 26th via InsideOutMusic, and is available for pre-order today here: https://ou.lnk.to/II-Frailty Their newest track “蘇醒Frailty” describes how life unfolds, drop by drop, as a fleeting thread in the ticking dance of time. Let OU navigate you through the depths of Progressive Metal, offering a unique perspective on the fragility and beauty of our existence. OU comme ..read more
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The Prog Report Tracks of the Month – February 2024
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These are some of the tracks that were released as singles or videos during the month of February 2024. Vote for your favorite below. 0 The Prog Report Tracks of the Month - February 2024 Thanks for your answer! Big Big Train - Love is the Light0 North Sea Echoes - Unmoved0 SiX By SiX - The Arms of a Word0 Steve Hackett - Circo Inferno0 The Pineapple Thief - It Leads to This0 Transatlantic - Can You Feel It?0 Vanden Plas - My Icarian Flight0 Whom Gods Destroy - Crawl0 The post The Prog Report Tracks of the Month – February 2024 appeared first on The Prog Report ..read more
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Whom Gods Destroy launch 3rd single “Crawl” off upcoming debut album ‘Insanium’!
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Whom Gods Destroy, the formidable new progressive metal group formed by keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, and vocalist Dino Jelusick, along with the potent rhythm section of bassist Yas Nomura and drummer Bruno Valverde, have announced their debut album “Insanium”, to be released on March 15th, 2024 worldwide via InsideOutMusic. Today, a third single off “Insanium” is being released and you can also check out the track “Crawl” in a video directed by Vicente Cordero / Industrialism Films, edited by Vojan Koceić / PILOTstudio and with visual FX and additional editing ..read more
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Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (Whom Gods Destroy) Interview – Insanium
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Whom Gods Destroy, the formidable new progressive metal group formed by keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal, and vocalist Dino Jelusick, along with the potent rhythm section of bassist Yas Nomura and drummer Bruno Valverde, are pleased to announce their debut album “Insanium”, to be released on March 15th, 2024 worldwide via InsideOutMusic. On this new episode, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal talks about Whom Gods Destroy, their debut album, working with Derek Sherinian, and more. For the full audio click the podcast link or download the podcast on Apple · Google· Stitcher · Pod ..read more
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YES release lyric video for ‘Mirror to the Sky’ from new edition of their 23rd studio album
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1w ago
YES, who are Steve Howe, Geoff Downes, Jon Davison, Billy Sherwood & Jay Schellen, released their latest studio album ‘Mirror To The Sky’ in May 2023, and following an acclaimed US tour late last year, the band will return to the UK & Europe for ‘The Classic Tales of YES Tour 2024’. To coincide with this, they have launched a brand new video for an edited version of the album’s epic title track, and you can watch that now here: h   A new Limited 2CD+Blu-ray Digipak edition of the album will also be released on the 5th April. This edition features the full album, plus the blu-ray ..read more
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Prog metal veterans Vanden Plas announce new album and new single “My Icarian Flight”
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Vanden Plas, the esteemed German progressive rock group, is excited to reveal the upcoming release of their new album, The Empyrean Equation Of The Long Lost Things, scheduled to drop on April 19. After a hiatus of four years since their last album, the band makes a triumphant return with an enthralling assortment of tracks, showcasing their unmatched musical skill and narrative artistry. Fans can get a taste of what’s in store with the release of the album’s lead single and accompanying video, “My Icarian Flight” below. Pre-order The Empyrean Equation Of The Long Lost Things here: https://or ..read more
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Big Big Train – The Likes Of Us (Album Review)
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2w ago
by Geoff Bailie If you’ve delved into Grant Moon’s excellent biography of Big Big Train, you already know that the band’s journey reads like a compelling drama! From years of scrambling for direction and recognition to fluctuations in band membership, breakthroughs, exposure, and moments of tragedy and loss, it’s been quite the ride. “The Likes Of Us” marks the beginning of a significant new chapter, with former PFM member Alberto Bravin taking the lead as singer, musician, and contributing writer, alongside Oskar Holldorff (Dim Gray), both making their album debuts in the band. So, what’s in ..read more
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Transatlantic announce mammoth 7-disc set ‘Live at Morsefest 2022: The Absolute Whirlwind’
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TRANSATLANTIC – the Prog Supergroup of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt & Pete Trewavas – have announced the release of ‘Live at Morsefest 2022: The Absolute Whirlwind’ for the 26th April 2024. This mammoth Limited 5CD + 2 Blu-ray Artbook set features both sets from Morsefest in their entirety, with nearly 4 and a half hours of music in total. To coincide with the announcement, the band have launched a live clip of the track ‘Can You Feel It’, taken from night 2, and you can watch that video here: Pre-order the album as a Limited 5CD + Blu-ray artbook, featuring an extensive 36-page ..read more
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