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Monday, July 31, 2017

Zaedyus "Stories From The End Of The World"


Country: Argentina
Genre(s): Progressive Folk Metal
Format: digital
Release date: July 31, 2017
Tracklist
1. Duelo De Facones (1:15)
2. The Lamp Of Mandinga (4:35)
3. Arriving To Eagle's Stone (5:02)
4. The Promise Of Neverland (4:37)
5. Chasing The Dreams (4:45)
6. Train To Alemania (7:13)
7. (Tecka) The Door To... The Alerces Shire (5:54)
8. The Devil's Witch Mistress And The Skinless Dwarf (4:49)

Total Time 38:10

Line-up
Ale Brukman: Drums, Percussion, Vocals, Keys, Acoustic Guitar
Marcela Rotela: Lead & Backing Vocals
Leandro Tactac: Guitars
Leopoldo Oneto: Bass
Luis Monrocle: Keyboards
Roman Peusner: Violin & Sopranino Flute
Sebastián Aldea: Charango

Description/Reviews
Zaedyus is progressive folk metal band from Argentina, led by composer and drummer Ale Brukman. Their music combines the tried-and-tested hallmarks of European power metal, with a generous dose of high energy violin, and an added interest provided by the variation of moods and time signatures favoured by the purveyors of progressive metal. 
Read the full review by Andy Read at dprp.net

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Bandcamp

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Kungens Män "Dag and Natt"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s)Psychedelic, Krautrock
LabelKungens Ljud & Bild KLB006 (CD), Adansonia Records AR 019 (vinyl)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 31, 2017
Tracklist
1. Morgonrodnad (13:04)
2. Dag (8:51)
3. Samtidigt (9:00)
4. Aftonstjarnan (13:51)
5. Natt (6:20)
6. Manen Tur Och Retur (8:15)
7. Ett Tappat Perspektiv (8:26)
8. Mara (3:21)
9. Vargtimmen (8:14)
10. Cirkeln Ar Slut (8:50)

Total Time 88:12

Line-up
Mattias Indy Pettersson: drums
Hans Hjelm: guitar
Mikael Tuominen: guitar & vocals
Magnus Öhrn: bass
Peter Erikson: synth & drum machine
Gustav Nygren: saxophone (1, 5)
Tomas Bergstrand: guitar (8, 10)

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Milky Way Gas Station "Somewhere/Anywhere"


Country: Netherlands
Genre(s): Neo-Prog
Format: CD
Release date: July 2017
Tracklist
1. 37 Part I (5:15)
2. Neutral (10:01)
3. Why? (3:20)
4. 37 Part II (6:16)
5. Moon Phases (11:03)
6. Torn Grain (5:00)
7. Second Attempt To Catch Nectar Drinking Butterflies In An Empty Arbour On Camera (5:38)
8. Telescope Sight (26:54)

Line-up
Rob IJpelaan - Vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards
Niels Hoppe - Guitars
Harald Veenker - Drums
Jeroen Vriend - Bass

   With
Jeroen Baars - Keyboards
Jan-Peter Bast - Keyboards ( 2, 8)
Joakim Svalberg (Opeth) - Keyboards
Lana Wolf - Vocals (4)
Sanne Jonges - Vocals (8)

Media/Samples 
Teaser

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Alters "Dawn"


Country: Poland
Genre(s): Progressive Rock, Post Rock
LabelMusea Parallèle (MP 3334)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 31 , 2017
Tracklist
1 - Hypnagogia - (4'42)
2 - Dawn - (3'39)
3 - Klechdawa - (9'04)
4 - 10 - (3'41)
5 - Interlude - (1'16)
6 - Suite II - Lucid Dreaming - (17'02)
7 - Suite III - Forgotten - (5'00)


Line-up
Paweł Zalewski - vocals, guitar, keys, viola da gamba, saz Piotr Zalewski - vocals, keys, electronics, bass, viola da gamba, lute Robert Pludra - drums

Media/Samples 
Hypnagogia
Dawn

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Marco Minnemann "Borrego"


Country: Germany
Genre(s)Progressive Rock
Label: Lazy Bones Recordings
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 31, 2017
Tracklist
DISC 1:
1. Sandstorm
2. The Healer
3. Thunderstorm
4. Sculptures
5. A Random Place
6. North Bound
7. Palms Inn Blues
8. Cutting It Short
9. Mirage
10. Gold Digger
11. On That Note
12. Everyday Springtime 2017
13. South End
14. One Margarita (and the Milky Way)

DISC 2:
1. Horsepower
2. What Brought You Here?
3. 3 Ghosts in a Saloon
4. Homicide
5. Lady in White
6. Vallecito
7. Hometown
8. Roadrunner
9. What Can I Hide?
10. Broken Part

Exclusive Bonus Tracks for CD
11. Walls
12. Why Should I Care?
13. And Over Again
14. OTN (REMIX)

Line-up
Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson): vocals, instruments
    With
Joe Satriani: guitar (1/2, 1/6, 2/1, 2/7)
Alex Lifeson (Rush): guitar (1/11, 1/13, 2/14)
Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel, Stick Men): bass (2/14)
Elizabeth Carlson: violin
Brigitte Roka: vocals
Donna Zed : vocals

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Trailer

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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Christopher Baklid "Circular"


Country: Denmark
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: July 30, 2017
Tracklist
1. Primal Instinct (5:05)
2. Circular (4:10)
3. Skies Remain (4:08)
4. Consolidation (3:32)
5. To Propus (4:33)
6. Wither (4:41)
7. Threnody (6:30)
8. Home On Mars (4:21)

Total Time 37:00

Line-up
Christopher Baklid - vocals, instruments
   With
Anders Pettersen - vocals (1, 3)
Heavy Saturn (5, 8)

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Stream

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Saturday, July 29, 2017

Espiral "Love From Melmac"


Country: Chile
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: July 29, 2017
Tracklist
1. Delta 9 (5:31)
2. Miami System (4:43)
3. Lluvia (6:56)
4. Autoflorecientes (7:06)
5. Space On (6:50)
6. Tunguska (4:05)
7. Kiltro Solitario (4:10)
8. Oreja (4:29)
9. Cuarta Órbita (7:54)

Total Time 51:44

Line-up
Cristian "Joven Billy" Hidalgo - drums
Jose Luis Cayul - guitars
Ignacio Larrain - bass, saxophone
Miguel Rodriguez - keyboards

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Soul Secret "Babel"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Pride & Joy Music
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 28, 2017
Tracklist
1) Prologue (Instrumental) (1:08)
2) What We're All About (5:55)
3) A Shadow On The Surface (4:37)
4) Will They? (5:57)
5) logOS (2:21)
6) Awakened By The Light (7:39)
7) Entering The City Of Gods (10:59)
8) The Cuckoo's Nest (6:59)
9) Newton's Law (7:49)
10) In The Hardest Of Times (14:09)

Total Time 67:33

Line-up
Claudio Casaburi - Bass
Luca Di Gennaro - Keyboards
Lino Di Pietrantonio - Vocals
Antonio Mocerino - Drums
Antonio Vittozzi - Guitars

Description/Reviews
BABEL is a concept album, covering topics like religion and love and ranging from classic progressive rock to more modern progressive metal, with influences from djent, fusion, electronic and latin music.
Also Read the full review at heavyparadise.blogspot.it

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What We're All About

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Kim Seviour "Recovery Is Learning"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: White Star Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 28, 2017
Tracklist
1. Chiasma (4:25)
2. Call To Action (4:33)
3. Connect (4:34)
4. Faberge (5:02)
5. Mother Wisdom (5:08)
6. The Dive (5:05)
7. Where She Sleeps (3:32)
8. Recovery Is Learning (4:39)
9. Morning Of The Soul (5:09)

Total Time 42:07

Line-up
Kim Seviour (Touchstone) - vocals
John Mitchell  (It Bites, Kino, Arena, Frost*, Lonely Robot) - guitar, bass, piano, synthesizer
Graham Brown - drums
Liam Holmes - keyboards (4)

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Chiasma
Recovery Is Learning

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Protean Collective "Collapse"


Country: USA
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 28, 2017
Tracklist
1. Dead Ends (4:48)
2. Under Siege (5:45)
3. You & I (6:42)
4. Myopic (5:00)
5. A Thousand Years (5:18)
6. Shadows (8:02)
7. The Drought (4:11)
8. In Vain (4:09)
9. Chained (5:56)
10. Beneath The Surface (6:40)

Total Time 56:31

Line-up
Graham Bacher: vocals, guitars
Dan Ehramjian: bass
Steph Goyer: guitars
Matt Zappa: drums, percussion

Description/Reviews
Collapse serves up 10 tracks of intoxicating arrangements, forward thinking progressive metal that can be heavy at times, intricate in spots, but always taking into consideration dynamics and hooks for consistent and pleasurable audio engagement.
Read the full review by Matt Coe at deadrhetoric.com

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Eastern High "Garden of Heathens"


Country: Sweden
Genre(s)Progressive Metal
Formatdigital
Release date: July 28, 2017
Tracklist
1. Bottled Insanity (4:49)
2. Eyes Of Heaven (4:12)
3. Evil Inc. (3:24)
4. Ghost Of The Sea (4:46)
5. Garden Of Heathens (4:46)
6. Clandestine Hunger (5:01)
7. The Pretender (5:05)
8. Afterglow (6:23)

Total Time 38:26

Line-up
Johan Svensson
Ola Svensson

Media/Samples 
Eyes Of Heaven
Garden Of Heathens

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Audio Tonic "Audio Tonic"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Rock, Fusion
Format: digital
Release date: July 28, 2017
Tracklist
1. Cruel Beauty (4:54)
2. Grazing The Green Grass Of Goodness (5:19)
3. Sandra Day (4:47)
4. Exposed (6:48)
5. Valley Of The Octopi (5:25)
6. Chewie (3:30)
7. Little Things (4:46)
8. Nomauto (4:40)
9. Motions (6:48)

Total Time 46:57

Line-up
Jesse Kaufer - drums
Jacob Gardner - guitar
Alejandro Beach - bass
Sam Eakin - keys

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Vitruvian Man "Osiris"


Country: Australia
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: Hit 66 Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 28, 2017
Tracklist
1. Intro (2:03)
2. Silent Alarm (6:28)
3. Crazy (4:47)
4. To Find Himself Bleeding (17:06)

Total Time 30:24

Line-up
Glenn Kirkwood - Guitars
Greg Stone - Drums
JP Glovasa - Bass
Dan Swan - Vocals

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Red Sun "The Wind, The Waves, The Clouds"


Country: Italy
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Space Rock, Stoner, Post Rock
Label: PsyKA Records (PSYKA-007)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 28, 2017 (CD, digital), December 4, 2017 (vinyl)
Tracklist
1. Artic Wind (7:08)
2. Hidden Currents (6:10)
3. The Clouds (5:31)
4. Holy Mountains (5:46)
5. The Jagged Coast Of Wales (6:04)
6. Aurora (8:16)
7. Waves Of Sand (6:18)

Total Time 45:13

Line-up
Eno - Guitars
Fredo - Drums, Synth, Vocals (4)
Mirco - Bass
Riccardo (Da Captain Trips) - Lead Guitar (5)

Description/Reviews
Admittedly, “Artic Wind” serves as a seven-minute preview of the rest of the record. The song commences with a solitary guitar, offering its woeful articulation, one note at a time; but after the first minute, the group brings in the drums and the bass. The build here ruminates a bit too long, but there is an abrupt change that drives the track into a psychedelic trance, before busting into an intense, poignant solo.
Read the full review at collegeradio.org

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Divinity Compromised "Terminal"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 28, 2017
Tracklist
1. Terminal (5:57)
2. Shelter In Place (6:18)
3. My Escape (6:26)
4. The Definition Of Insanity (7:19)
5. The Last Refugee (6:31)
6. Free To Speak (6:11)
7. Legacy (5:51)
8. The Fall Of Æstoria (5:22)
9. Saving Grace (8:01)

Total Time 57:56

Line-up
Andy Bunk: Bass
Ben Johnson: Guitars, Keyboards
Lothar Keller: Vocals
Mike Mousel: Drums
Jeff Treadwell: Lead Guitars
   With
Kayla Dixon  (Helion Prime and Witch Mountain): Vocals (1)
Paul Kuhr (Novembers Doom): Vocals (5)
The Sinful Dwarfs (2)

Media/Samples 
Terminal
The Last Refugee
Stream

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Tom Doncourt "House in the Woods"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date July 28, 2017
Tracklist
1. The Breeze By The Bay (5:13)
2. Frontier (5:56)
3. River Reed (4:43)
4. Especially For You (3:56)
5. Magical Thinking (3:32)
6. House In The Woods (6:59)
7. Medicine Buddha (3:07)
8. How We Face The Wave (4:00)
9. Turning (3:50)
10. Moon In The Garden (6:00)
11. Abandoned Gallery (4:51)

Total Time 52:07

Line-up
Tom Doncourt (Cathedral) - keyboards
   With
Kristin Slipp - vocals
Mattias Olsson (Anglagard) - drums, percussion
Chuck Bernklau - bass
Rudy Perrone - guitar solo

Media/Samples
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Incura "Incura II"


Country: Canada
Genre(s): Alternative Progressive Rock, Hard Rock
Label: Coalition Music
Format: digital
Release date: July 28, 2017
Tracklist
1. Love To Forget (3:55)
2. Now Or Never (3:56)
3. Disable Everything (4:44)
4. Remodel (3:47)
5. Help Me Save Myself Tonight (4:11)
6. This Is What You Get (4:40)
7. Abandon Me (4:10)
8. Living A Lie (4:10)
9. Pockets Full Of Pills (3:07)
10. Condemn The Pollution (4:09)

Total Time 40:49

Line-up
Kyle Gruninger - Vocals
Gatlin Fitzgerald - Guitars
Jono Olson - Bass
Jim McLaren - Keyboards
Phil Gardner - Drums

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Rising Core "Under Thoughts"


Country: Spain
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
FormatCD, digital
Release dateJuly 28, 2017 (digital), August 25, 2017 (CD)
Tracklist
1. A Call Breaks The Silence (2:27)
2. Out Of The Blue (5:36)
3. Broken (5:10)
4. Falling (4:14)
5. When The Fall Begins (3:57)
6. Into Darkness (3:23)
7. Reunion (6:08)
8. Going Up (4:39)
9. Better Choices (4:43)
10. Under Thoughts (2:16)

Total Time 42:33

Line-up
Veronica Galindo - Vocals and flute
Juan Martin “jg6” - Guitars
Nestor Morente - Drums
Helenca Montañes - Keyboards
Juanfran Jerez - Bass

Description/Reviews
Rising Core is a Melodic Progressive Metal band from Barcelona. Fronted by Veronica Galindo, there are 10 cuts here, the album kicking off with ‘A Call Breaks The Silence’ that stops just when you think it is about to get going. Second track ‘Out Of The Blue’ is a progressive masterpiece with an awesome fist pumping chorus, while ‘Broken’ slows it down a tad, lyrically a rather sad tune .There are further awesome tracks on what is a very good album including ‘Falling’, the good ‘Reunion’, the pounding ‘Going Up’ with its catchy chorus and the orchestrated film score orientated closer ‘Under Thoughts’. This album is a very mature release from this band, the songs being well structured and melodic to boot. (Dave at avenheartmusic.com)
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Teaser
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Deezer

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Byzantine "The Cicada Tree"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
LabelMetal Blade Records
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release dateJuly 28, 2017
Tracklist
1. New Ways to Bear Witness
2. Vile Maxim
3. Map of the Creator
4. Dead as Autumn Leaves
5. Trapjaw
6. The Subjugated
7. Incremental
8. The Cicada Tree
9. Verses of Violence
10. Moving in Stereo (The Cars)
11. Servitude (Fishbone)

Line-up
Chris Ojeda - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Brian Henderson - Lead Guitar, Vocals
Sean Sydnor - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
Matt Bowles - Drums

Description/Reviews
“Dead as Autumn Leaves” is a very melodic, progressive track that might not be as “apeshit” as what comes before it, yet it’s still heavy and it showcases the band’s range and song writing talents. Along the same lines, the title track was one that made my jaw drop. There’s a level of depth to that track that most band’s can’t even approach. But then things actually get even BETTER with the NEXT track, the epic 9 minute “Verses of Violence.”

Read the full review by Rob Pociluk at progressivemusicplanet.com

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Effigy for Sleep "Giants Tears"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: July 28, 2017
Tracklist
1. Giants Tears (5:50)
2. 90 Something (3:11)
3. Requiem (4:24)
4. Limbo (4:07)
5. Project Prometheus (4:30)
6. Big Ben On Acid (4:13)
7. Man From Kuwait (5:46)

Total Time 32:01

Line-up
Calvert Stephens - Guitar, Bass, Vocals
Tom Johnson - Drums, Piano, Backing Vocals
Sam Baldwin - Guitar, Backing Vocals

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Adagio "Life"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Symphonic Metal
LabelZeta Nemesis Records (ZETA0002)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 26, 2017
Tracklist
1. Life (9:22)
2. The Ladder (6:39)
3. Subrahmanya (6:55)
4. The Grand Spirit Voyage (6:10)
5. Darkness Machine (5:42)
6. I'll Possess You (5:47)
7. Secluded Within Myself (5:52)
8. Trippin' Away (6:06)
9. Torn (4:37)

Total Time 57:10

Line-up
Stéphan Forté - Guitar
Franck Hermanny - Bass
Kevin Codfert - Keyboards
Jelly Cardarelli - Drums
Mayline - Violin
Kelly Sundown Carpenter - Vocals

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Stream
Darkness Machine
The Ladder

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Midas "Eternal Voyage"


Country: Japan
Genre(s): Symphonic
Label: Marquee (BELLE-172762)
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 25, 2017
Tracklist
1. Air Brewer (6:51)
2. A Trip For Five Seasons (6:05)
3. A View Of Sierra De Cobre (8:50)
4. Long Lonesome Road (7:50)
5. Blood On The Sands (5:46)
6. Time Robber (8:21)

Total Time 43:43

Line-up
Eigo Utoh – Vocals, Violins, Percussion
Eisho Lynn – Keyboards
Izumi Takeda – Bass
Masaru Henmi – Drums & Percussion

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Opusculus "Resonant"


Country: Canada
Genre(s)Instrumental Progressive Rock/Metal
Format: digital
Release date: July 25, 2017
Tracklist
1. Outpost 5553 45°30'19.4"N 73°35'29.3"W (1:14)
2. Hard Fog (4:41)
3. Paganissimis (7:42)
4. Gravity Waltz (5:04)
5. 5759 (8:15)
6. Groove Fraktal (5:14)
7. Dynozorus Rox (5:24)
8. E=mc2 (4:44)
9. 5553 (3:53)
10. Outpost 5553 - Reprise (0:36)
11. 5553 (Cerminara Cee.Mix) (4:15)

Total Time 51:02

Line-up
Jocelyn Maheux - Guitars
TAZ - Bass
Michel Landry - Drums
  With
Christine Charbonneau - Saxophone (6)

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Michael's Statement "Silent Creatures"


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 24, 2017
Tracklist
1. The Birth (3:35)
2. Fear Of The Dawn (7:31)
3. The Power Of Youth And Madness (6:32)
4. Fata Morgana (5:15)
5. A Great Sign (10:17)
6. Diamonds And Pearls (4:57)
7. Silent Creatures (4:01)
8. Circles Of Black Forest (9:46)

Total Time 51:54

Line-up
Michael Vuckovac - drums, mellotron, piano, organ, keyboard, guitar, bass, percussions
    With
Joost Verhagen - vocals (2, 5)
Steve Mills - vocals (4, 6)
Peter Jonasson -  rhythm acoustic, electric guitars, bass (2, 5)

Description/Reviews
The music itself is very layered, grand, majestic, symphonically orchestrated but with a decidedly rock edge and while it’s not what I would call heavy there are certainly many moments of intensity. Songs will build with this intensity only to stop suddenly and move off melodically in another direction. Each of these pieces is made up of many different melodies, some complimentary some contrasting all of which adds to the music’s complexity. One moment the music will be heavily orchestrated with layers of keyboards, then it becomes quite percussive and then later still it incorporates little heard ethnic influences. 
Read the full review by Jerry Lucky

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Fata Morgana
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Sunday, July 23, 2017

The F.S.O. "The Häxan Tape"


Country: Puerto Rico
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Krautrock, Space Rock
Format: digital
Release date: July 23, 2017
Tracklist
1. Part I. (4:24)
2. Part II. (6:29)
3. Part III. (2:58)
4. Part IV. (4:40)
5. Part V. (14:48)
6. Part VI. (5:42)
7. Part VII. (8:26)

Total Time 47:27

Line-up
Jose Jorge Benitez: organ & synthesizers
Ramon Ponce: guitar & loops
Angel Carrasquillo: bass guitar
Ian Vidal: drums, percussion, synthesizers, guitar, tape loops & vocals (3,5)

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Acid Tree "Arkan"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Label: MS Metal Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. Arkan (6:14)
2. Same Face (6:02)
3. Righteous Violence (5:51)
4. Milestones (1:53)
5. Adrift (5:25)
6. Caged Sun (10:59)

Total Time 36:24

Line-up
Ed Marsen: vocals, guitars
Ivo Fantini: bass
Giorgio Karatchuk: drums

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Adrift
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Art Against Agony "Russian Tales" EP


Country: Germany
Genre(s): Instrumental Experimental Progressive Jazz Metal
Label: Vault records
FormatCD, digital
Release dateJuly 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. Königsberg Präludium (4:00)
2. Nothing To Declare? (4:16)
3. Tea For The Dragon (5:18)
4. Coffee For The Queen (4:30)
5. Saratov Incident (4:29)

Total Time 22:33

Line-up
the_sorcerer - lead guitar
the_machinist - rhythm guitar
the_surgeon - piano, synth
the_heretic - bass
the_malkavian - drums

Description/Reviews
...Art Against Agony have once again produced a mind-twisting release, something they are already known in the experimental, avant-garde and prog metal underground.
The group’s can-do attitude of mixing odd experimentation techniques into a metal state has earned them success since their 2014 debut “Three Short Stories.” The particular experiment AAA undertake is the fusion of contrasting genres, principally the extreme side of metal and fancy jazz.
Read the full review by Nick at progarchy.com

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We Believe In Hyperspace "Purple Sea"


Country: Switzerland
Genre(s): Instrumental Psychedelic, Space Rock
Format: digital
Release date: July 22, 2017
Tracklist
1. Purple Sea (Part 1) (6:51)
2. Purple Sea (Part 2) (9:42)
3. Purple Sea (Part 3) (3:03)
4. Purple Sea (Part 4) (12:39)
5. Purple Sea (Part 5) (2:34)
6. Morning Star (12:41)

Total Time 47:30

Line-up
David Zurbuchen - Vocals, Guitars, Synthesizers, Effects
Reto Maissen - Bass, Synthesizers, Effects
Andreas Rosch - Drums

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Gabriel Wintter "Blind Land"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Instrumental Progressive Metal
Format: digital
Release date: July 21, 2017
Tracklist
1. Flying Through Turbulence (3:53)
2. Beyond Northeast (4:43)
3. Boogie 59 (3:13)
4. Karnak (4:00)
5. Little (4:33)
6. One Eye King (3:47)
7. Blind Land (3:41)
8. O Guaraná (3:40)
9. What The Hell (4:04)
10. Firehead (3:06)
11. Love And Hate (3:30)

Total Time 42:10

Line-up
Gabriel Wintter

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Trailer
What the Hell 

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Necromandus "Necromandus"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Hard Rock, Retro Prog
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 21, 2017
Tracklist
1. Don't Look Down Frank (3:43)
2. Aluana (3:23)
3. Limpet Man (3:31)
4. Hymn To Her (5:37)
5. I've Been Evil (6:23)
6. Gargoyles Awake (4:40)
7. Scream (3:22)
8. Borderlands (3:22)
9. The Warriors (4:00)
10. Hardknott (4:58)
11. And She Smiles (4:40)

Total Time 47:39

Line-up
John Marcangelo - keyboards
Frank Hall - drums
Banjo Cunanan - bass
Dean Newton - guitar
John Branch - vocals

Description/Reviews
It sounds like a mix of bands like Yes, Sabbath, Wishbone Ash, Captain Beyond and even modern bands like The Sword which shows you the impact that Necromandus could have had had they not evaporated back then.
Read the full review by Rob Pociluk at progressivemusicplanet.com

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Wintersun "The Forest Seasons"


Country: Finland
Genre(s): Technical Extreme Progressive Metal
Label: Nuclear Blast
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 21, 2017
Tracklist
1. Awaken From The Dark Slumber (Spring) (14:40)
2. The Forest That Weeps (Summer) (12:18)
3. Eternal Darkness (Autumn) (14:08)
4. Loneliness (Winter) (12:54)

Total Time 54:00

Line-up
Jari Mäenpää - Vocals, Guitar
Teemu Mäntysaari - Guitar
Jukka Koskinen - Bass
Kai Hahto - Drums

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Trailer

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Prospekt "The Illuminated Sky"


Country: UK
Genre(s): Progressive Metal
Label: Sensory Records
Format: CD, digital
Release date: July 21, 2017
Tracklist
1. Ex Nihilo   
2. The Illuminated Sky   
3. Titan   
4. Distant Anamnesis   
5. Beneath Enriya   
6. In The Shadows Of The Earth   
7. Alien Makers Of Discord
8. Cosmic Emissary   
9. Akaibara   
10. Where Masters Fall

Line-up
Lee Luland - Guitars, Orchestration
Michael Morris - Vocals
Rox Capriotti - Keyboards, Orchestration
Phil Wicker - Bass Guitar
Blake Richardson - Drums and Percussion
    With
Greg Howe (Michael Jackson) - Guitar Solo (7)
Marc Hudson (DragonForce) - Vocals (10)

Description/Reviews
From technical power metal, laden with soaring vocals and blistering guitar work, to epic orchestral driven prog, PROSPEKT has produced their best effort to date. The Illuminated Sky is an album that excites and takes the listener on a journey through the cosmos via the wonders of prog.
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The Tangent "The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery"


Country: Multinational
Genre(s)Symphonic
LabelInside Out
FormatCD, digital, vinyl + CD
Release date: July 21, 2017
Tracklist
1. Two Rope Swings
2. Doctor Livingstone (I Presume)
3. Slow Rust
4. The Sad Story of Lead and Astatine
5. A Few Steps Down the Wrong Road
6. Basildonxit

Line-up
Andy Tillison (Parallel or 90 Degrees) - keyboards, vocals, drums
Luke Machin (Maschine) - guitar, vocals
Jonas Reingold (Karmakanic, Kaipa, Agents of Mercy) - bass guitar
Theo Travis (Steven Wilson, Gong, No-Man) - saxes, flutes
Marie-Eve de Gaultier (Maschine) - keyboards, vocals
   With
Boff Whalley - vocals
Matt Farrow

Media/Samples 
Two Rope Swings 
Slow Rust (edit - The Actual Story)
A Few Steps Down The Wrong Road

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Vinny Vegas "Clear the Walls"


Country: USA
Genre(s): Alternative Progressive Rock
Format: digital
Release date: July 21, 2017
Tracklist
1. Lung Benders (4:55)
2. Give. Take. Take. (3:56)
3. Greens Into Blue (4:21)
4. Honest Views (1:48)
5. Information (3:59)
6. Tiny Dots (2:37)
7. Slow Burn Dopamine (3:48)
8. Progress For People (3:43)
9. White Space (1:42)
10. Fickle Human Beings (5:06)

Total Time 35:55

Line-up
Scott Siskind - Vocals and Guitar
John Kneip - Guitar and Vocals
Aaron Emmanuel Lee - Keys and Vocals
Aaron White - Bass and Vocals
Jason Cohen - Drums
   With
Liz Haight - Strings

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GlerAkur "The Mountains Are Beautiful Now"


Country: Iceland
Genre(s): Instrumental Post Rock/Metal, Ambient
Label: Prophecy (PRO219)
Format: CD, digital, vinyl
Release date: July 21, 2017
Tracklist
1. Augun Opin (8:52)
2. Can't You Wait (Album Version) (8:32)
3. HallAlone (7:41)
4. Strings (15:22)
5. Fagurt er á fjöllunum núna (8:20)

Total Time 48:47

Line-up
Elvar Geir Sævarsson: acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, keyboards, drums, vocals
   With
Kristinn Gauti Einarsson: drums
Andri Geir Árnason: drums
G. Vignir Karlsson: electric giutar, vocals
Loftur S. Lofsson: bass
Flosi Þorgerisson: baritone electric guitar
Kristján S. Einarsson: electric guitar

Description/Reviews
Through vast post-rock soundscapes flavored with cinematic ambient and drone landscapes, GlerAkur, with The Mountains Are Beautiful Now, capture the spirit of Iceland at its most mystical and alluring. GlerAkur have constructed an album of vast imaginative scope that sounds fantastic.
Read the full review at angrymetalguy.com

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Alien Encounters "A Brief History Of The Multiverse"


Country: France
Genre(s): Progressive Metal/Rock
FormatCD, digital
Release date: July 20, 2017 (CD), October 8, 2017 (digital)
Tracklist
1. A Brief History Of The Multiverse (4:22)
2. Cosmic Enigma (5:10)
3. Hourglass (6:06)
4. Cosmic Inflation (4:16)
5. Theological Debate (5:00)
6. Invisible Creator (5:02)
7. God Or The Multiverse (5:41)
8. The Big Cosmic Machine (3:46)

Total Time 39:23

Line-up
Fabrice Garcia - Vocals
Ayman Mokdad - Guitars
Alex Collard - Bass
Florent Chatelier - Keyboards
Laurent Bourgin - Drums
   With
Erich Martins - Vocals (3)
Bruno Sa - Keyboards

Media/Samples 
4 tracks

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Lazarus Taxon "The Dragonfly Effect"


Country: Brazil
Genre(s): Progressive Rock
Format: digital 
Release date: July 20, 2017
Tracklist
1. Blue Kind (4:48)
2. Daylight (4:15)
3. Sunrise (3:44)
4. Another Man's Shoes (4:03)
5. Lazarus Taxon (6:20)
6. Winter Is Coming (5:41)
7. The World Is A Strange Place To Live (4:40)
8. Dragonfly (2:19)
9. It's All For Now (4:21)
10. Where In The World (8:09)

Total Time 48:20

Line-up
Paulo Ghizzi - lead vocals, piano, keyboards
Paulo Almeida - guitar, vocals
Gus Duarte - bass, vocals
Sandro Muniz - drums, percussion

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Blue Kind
Daylight
Another Man's Shoes
The World Is A Strange Place To Live

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Down with the Gypsies "Kassiopeia"


Country: Poland/Germany/Austria
Genre(s): Retro Psychedelic Folk Prog
Label: Urtod Void (cassette)
Format: CD, digital, cassette
Release date: July 17, 2017 (digital), August 2017 (CD, cassette)
Tracklist
1. Intro (6:24)
2. Sky Full Of Cars (8:57)
3. Ikarus (10:01)
4. Jamonem (4:29)
5. Alejandro (4:51)
6. Marsz (9:01)

Total Time 43:43

Line-up
Gaba Wierzbicka - Vocals, Guitar, Keys
Melina Tzimou Weis - Guitar
Mitja Besen - Bass
Philipp Reiter - Flute, Clarinette, Percussion
Tom Schneckenhaus - Drums, Saz

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