rock band SATELLITE revealed the final version of the front cover of their forthcoming
album "Into The Night". The new material will be released
by Metal Mind Productions on the 19th November 2007 in Europe and
on the 8th January 2008 in the USA (via MVD) in two versions: as a
standard CD and as a digipak CD edition including additional bonus
1. Into The Night
3. Downtown Skyline
5. Don't Go Away In Silence
6. Heaven Can Wait
7. Forgiven And Forgotten
Bonus tracks (available only on the digipak edition (MMP CD 0560 DG):
8. Around The World
9. Time Stands Still
"Into The Night" is the final chapter of the trilogy initiated
in 2003 by "A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset" and followed
by "Evening Games" in 2005.
It is with
great sadness that we learned that Mystery bass player Patrick Bourque
died at his home in Canada. Our prayers go to his family and friends.
Patrick joined Mystery in 1995 and played on the 3 last albums. Patrick
was also part of the very successful Country Rock band Emerson Drive
and has been living in Nashville Tennessee until he left ED and moved
back to Canada last august.
nata una nuova divisione di MY KINGDOM
MUSIC. Si chiama NEW DAWN series ed includerà
uscite di giovani bands e non con grande talento che meritano la vostra
attenzione e di cui si sentirà sicuramente parlare a breve.
Vi presentiamo le prime bands a far parte di questa divisione le cui
uscite sono tutte previste per il mese di settembre. Iniziamo dagli
ORIENT EXPRESS con il loro album di debutto "Illusion" che
unisce momenti ipnotici a riffs graffianti e a melodie davvero ispirate,
in uno stile molto vicino allo spirito di bands come MOTORPSYCHO,
GOD MACHINE; altro viaggio è quello che ci presentano i torinesi
ROSA ANTICA con "Seven" una disarmante ma allo stesso tempo
alternativa aggressione sonora fatta di Death Metal, Crossover e momenti
Psichedelici con punti di riferimento come System Of A Down, Mastodon,
Pantera; volti noti invece sono gli SHIVAN che ritornano sulle scene
con "When Wishes Sicken", un grande ritorno in Dark Gothic
style vicino a Moonspell e Paradise Lost. Perciò preparatevi
ad una cascata di Dark sound. Si passa poi a lidi più consoni
alle sonorità My Kingdom Music con gli OBLIVIO ed il loro "Dreams
Are Distant Memories". Romani come Novembre e Klimt 1918, proprio
a loro possono essere accostati grazie ad un suono etereo e sognante
molto Post-Rock e Dark Gothic. Assolutamente scioccanti e sensazionali
sono i veneti AND HARMONY DIES che con il loro "Flames Everywhere"
propongono un'eclettica e Avantgardish forma d'arte diabolica e destabilizzante
capace di miscelare in un unico capolavoro bands del calibro di ARCTURUS,
DEVIL DOLL, LIMBONIC ART e CRADLE OF FILTH. Sempre a settembre vedrà
inoltre la luce il debutto dei romani THE SUN OF WEAKNESS che vi lascierà
senza parole. "Trompe L'Oeil", questo il titolo, si annuncia
come un decadente, liquido, malinconico "spleen" pieno di
pathos che attinge a bands come NOVEMBRE, A PERFECT CIRCLE, KATATONIA,
ANATHEMA, TOOL. Di sicuro uno degli album più decadenti dell'anno.
- Maggiori informazioni su www.mykingdommusic.net
BEARDFISH' two first albums have been out of print for awhile, but is now to
be re-released on Progress Records. Their first work, "Från
en plats du ej kan se" (From a place you can not see) will be
released as a remastered version incl. two bonus tracks and enhanced
booklet. Their second album, the 2CD masterpiece "The Sane Day",
will come with an enhanced booklet. To be released on October 12.
CIRCUS debut album to be released on Progress Records on September 28th.
Soniq Circus’ self titled debut album is a melodic and energetic
statement over seven compositions from a new progressive outfit. Drummer
Christer Ugglin’s metal influenced style and Markus Nilsson
rock solid bass playing provides a foundation for Mathias Beckius'
vintage keyboard sounds, Marcus Enochsson's melodic guitar playing
and Calle Lennartsson's expressive rock voice. The result brings many
different associations to mind, such as Genesis, King Crimson and
Yes but also City Boy, A.C.T, Beardfish and Saga.
info, please visit: www.progressrec.com or www.soniqcircus.com
PIE LIVE - Free downloads
Watch Magic Pie perform "Trick of the mind" (22 min) and
"Freakshow" (7 min) from the Circus of life release show.
For a month you can now download these - for free - at: http://www.progressrec.com/index2-e.html
PURE are in the middle of recording guitar tracks for the long awaiting
new album "Bones of Ghosts". The drums/percussion is complete.
They also would like to invite everyone to www.myspace.com/timothypure to more regular updates, including, yes, a sample demo of one of the
tracks from "Bones of Ghosts". Keep in mind only the drums
are final on the demo, all other instrumentation, including vocals
that you hear on the myspace site are just recorded as a template
to record the drums. In other words, the demo is very rough!
OPENING UP FOR DEEP PURPLE
Digital is proud to announce that HAMADRYAD will be opening for
Deep Purple at the Bell centre in Montreal, Saturday July 28th and
at the Pavillon de la Jeunesse on Sunday July 29th
who has just released their first Live cd on the 24th of June will
also be playing at Le Festival des Musiques Progressives de Montreal
FMPM that will be held on the 15th and 16th of September in Montreal,
at the Prog-Resiste Convention in Belgium on the 13th and 14th of
October and at the ProgtoberFest in Ottawa Ontario on the 20th of
October. Please note that the work for the third hamadryad studio
album has already begun. More details and a release date and will
be announce shortly.
news from TRANSUBSTANS RECORDS:
is at the moment in the final stages of finishing their upcomming
(august) debut album on Transubstans. “Last Supper”
(Trans028) will offer some very fine heavy psychedelic 70’s
influenced hardrock. All topped with a amazing cover. www.myspace.com/graveyardsongs
An american licenced version will be made by TeePee Records.
,another great doomy 70’s hardrock band, has signed a contract
with Transubstans and will release an album (TBA ,Trans033) during
the autumn. They previous release a cd on swedish I hate Records
as well as a split ep on Rise Above. Expect some amazine music
in the vein of early PENTAGRAM, early BLACK SABBATH and JETHRO
our hard working space-collective will release their third album
“The Black Tomato” (trans032) in august as well. 3
long songs so there will be plenty of spacerock for the money.
following re-issues are in the works: ÄNGLABARN
– S/T (trans016), TASTE OF BLUES
– Schizophrenia (Trans027) and now updated to a two 2-CD
RÄVJUNK – Uppsala stadshotell
brinner (Trans029) which will include a 20 minute bonus on cd1
and the complete cd2 is pure bonus from the archives. All three
have been remastered and we’re finishing the extensive booklets
right now. First will hopefully be out in a month. Tasters will
be uploaded on the RECORD HEAVEN site as well as our myspace in
about 3 weeks.
have two new members in Kalle Sellbrink on vocals and Tobias Bergström
on guitar. A new song with this new setting will soon be presented
on the myspace. http://www.myspace.com/thegrandtrick.
The band is currently setting up dates for a upcomming tour in
europe and possibly a trip to the states. Any interested places
can contact the band directly at: email@example.com
keep you away from the dangerous sun GÖSTA
BERLINGS SAGA decided to make up a small competition with
some rare and deleted merchandise/music. So go to www.gostaberlingssaga.se/competition
and see what goodies can be accuired answering a few “simple”
other upcomming cds with no dates confirmed is BLAND
BLADEN (trans030) Ambient spacerock with members of ÖSC
as well as the long awaited follow up from uk’s PILGRYM
(Trans034) but more about those later on as things develops.
Transubstans have singed a contract with SOUND
FORGE MUSIC GROUP who from now on will handle the distribution
on the greek market for us.
gigs: The GRAND TRICK plays at Rock
City in Gothenburg (Swe) 2007-06-27
selling Unicorn Digital Artist HAMADRYAD
is back with its first live CD recorded live during their 2006 appearance
at the Crescendo Festival in France. The
new live CD produced by Michel St-Pere and HAMADRYAD contains 12
songs from 2001 world acclaimed first CD "Conservation of Mass"
and 2005 follow up "Safe in Conformity". A total of 77
minutes of music that will make you feel the power and magic of
the HAMADRYAD live experience.
June 24th 2007
ZUFFANTI - "PIOGGIA
E LUCE" EP
Zuffanti (Finisterre, la Maschera Di Cera, laZona, Hostsonaten
and many others) is back with his own first solo album (it's An
EP) called "Pioggia e luce".
e luce EP” comes out under the Marsiglia records label (www.marsigliarecords.it).
You can download the whole stuff at he following address http://www.marsigliarecords.it/m021.php
are still here and will release their second album - 'GREAT DIVIDE'
In the autumn of this year (2007) - Probably September - on RECORD
HEAVENS Transubstance label. It will be in full digipack format.
In the meantime they are releasing a special edition EP CD featuring
new members Steve Watts - ex Demon Keyboard player - who has re-recorded
some of the keyboard parts on various tracks included on the EP
plus local multi instrumentalist Creedy on bass. The EP will also
feature unreleased and re-recorded/re-mixed tracks - nearly 30
minutes in all. A percentage of which will go directly to the
World Aid Organisation UNICEF. The EP is available exclusivly
from HOLYGROUND RECORDS price £4.99 plus P&P via PayPAl
or GEM personal cheque. Just follow the link below.
CROSS ALBUM POSTPONED...AGAIN
forthcoming album "The Thrill of nothingness" is once
again postponed. The
reason is that band leader Hansi Cross suffers from a sudden impairment
of hearing. At this point the doctors can not tell if it will become
better, or if it is a permanent condition
new ARPIA videoclip
of "Monsieur Verdoux" is available. Click the following
link to watch it !!
26 maggio 2007 alle ore 21,30, presso il Teatro Affabulazione in
Piazza M.V. Agrippa 7h Lido di Ostia (RM), si terrà lo spettacolo-concerto
degli ARPIA dal titolo "Terramare". Si tratterà
di una rappresentazione in cui le contaminazioni tra la musica e
il teatro vedranno un allestimento particolare e suggestivo sul
tema dell'eros a partire da un monologo originale recitato dalla
cantante-attrice Paola Feraiorni e dalle tracce musicali tratte
dall'ultimo CD degli ARPIA "Terramare".
L'esibizione avverrà in contemporanea ad una esposizione
pittorica di ETTORE FRANI autore dell'artwork del disco e alla proiezione
integrale del video "Monsieur Verdoux" opera della video
artista Maria Pizzi vincitrice del premio Achille Bonito Oliva 2006.
represents the coming together of the giants of British Neo Progressive
Rock - Mark Westwood (the Martin Orford Band), Clive Nolan (Arena,
Pendragon, Shadowland), John Jowitt (IQ, Jadis) and Andy Edwards
"Broadcast" concert filmed at the beautiful Wyspianski
Theatre in Katowice showcases some of the greatest tracks from
IQ, Pendragon, Pallas, Arena, Nolan/Wakeman and more, played and
performed as you have never seen them before. This DVD is a must
have for fans of these great bands, or as an introduction to them
all. Superb musicianship and an awful lot of fun! As Clive Nolan
comments, NEO's main aim was to "try and brake some new frontiers
(…) and to represent these bands and so to get the people
who haven't seen them to get an idea what they're about."
The gig featured a guest appearance of two other eminent prog-rock
figures: Pendragon's vocalist/guitarist Nick Barrett and Pallas'
vocalist Alan Reed.
The DVD includes an interview with John Jowitt and Clive Nolan,
as also bonus video footage from the band's soundcheck at ROSfest.
Also available in a limited swing case edition, with a bonus CD
with songs recorded at the concert!
John Jowitt - bass guitar, vocals
Mark Westwood - guitar
Andy Edwards - drums
Clive Nolan - keyboards, vocals
Nick Barrett - guitar, vocals
Alan Reed - vocals
John Barnfield - keyboards
3. For the Greater Glory
4. Hide and Seek
5. Crown of Thorns
6. The Hanging Tree
7. The Enemy Smacks (End Section)
9. Outer Limits
10. Shadows of Fate
12. Masters of Illusion
CD (only available in limited swing case edition!)
3. For the Greater Glory
4. Hide and Seek
5. Crown of Thorns
6. The Hanging Tree
7. The Enemy Smacks (End Section)
9. Outer Limits
10. Shadows of Fate
Interview with John Jowitt and Clive Nolan
NEO soundcheck ROSfest 2006
- Photo gallery
- Band member profiles
- Desktop images
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
the 21st Anniversary of the release of The Jewel, PENDRAGON
members past and present reunited and came together to play a very
special concert in Katowice, Poland. The fun and excitement at this
incredible concert is obvious when you watch it, it is contagious
and it gives you a terrific insight as to how Pendragon have remained
so very popular with fans and musicians alike for over 21 years.
this very special occasion, the band decided to present a very special
setlist, including songs from the band's classic debut "The
Jewel" (like the timeless "Alaska", "Leviathan",
and "The Black Knight"), but also several other classics
back from the Marquee Club days (like "Fly High Fall Far"
or "Victims of Life") plus a few other surprises. Get
ready for nearly 2 hours of some of the best music that the neo?progressive
genre has to offer!
The DVD is enhanced with an interview with Nick Barret and John
Barnfield, "Behind the Scenes" bonus video footage and
more! Also available in a limited digipack edition, including 2
CDs with songs recorded at the concert!
Nick Barrett - vocals, guitar
Clive Nolan - keyboards, backing vocals
Peter Gee - bass, backing vocals
Rik Carter - keyboards, backing vocals
Julian Baker - saxophone, guitar, backing vocals
John Barnfield - keyboards
Joe Crabtree - drums
Release date: 16.04.2007 (Europe), 24.04.2007 (US)
1. Higher Circles
2. The Pleasure of Hope
4. Victims of Life
6. Fly High Fall Far
9. Oh Divineo
11. Dark Summer's Day
13. The Black Knight
15. Stan and Ollie
CDs (only available in limited swing case edition)
1. Higher Circles
2. The Pleasure of Hope
4. Victims of Life
6. Fly High Fall Far
9. Oh Divineo
2. Dark Summer's Day
4. The Black Knight
6. Stan and Ollie
Interview with Nick Barrett and John Barnfield
Behind the Scenes
Nigel Harris on drums at Riffs Bar, UK, 28th Oct 2006
- Photo gallery
- Desktop images
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
RENAISSANT - SOUTH OF WINTER
the seventies, musicians had basically free range to rehearse and
record whenever their muse tapped their shoulder to dance. Today's
artists suffer from the restricting ticking of corporate wrist watches
as they try in vain to create and develop something good while working
in an over turned hourglass. The end result is usually always the
same, a paper thin product with all the memorable qualities of a
Sullivan from the brilliant seventies band, Renaissance knows what
the freedom of those golden days were like and took his time recording
his first solo record, "South of Winter". Those of you
familiar with the music of Renaissance know the meticulous structure
and grace of their songs. This trademark commitment to perfection
defined them as one of the forerunners of progressive music. From
the resonating opening notes of the perfectly titled opener, "Carry
Me Home" into the lush verse and chorus it becomes apparent
that this dedication to strive for perfection has not been diminished
over the years.
this was to be his most personal project he enlisted the people
dearest to him. Terry assembled a close circle of family and friends
including his wife Christine on vocals and the magnificent John
Tout of Renaissance fame, not just reliving but reviving his legendary
keyboard work. This results in a familiar and welcomed homecoming
of sorts for the listener, leaving them wrapped in a blanket of
their fondest memories.
Sullivan's soothing and alluring vocals beckon the listener to lean
a bit closer to the fire and be warmed by her caressing tales of
love and loss. "Alone" addresses the universal humanness
of closing oneself off from emotional contact with the ones we are
closest to with the questioning chorus of, "Tell me why...why
build a wall so high?" lingering in full regret.
such as The Coors, Enya and even Kate Bush owe a dept of gratitude
if not a small weekly deposit into Terry's bank account as thanks
for his groundbreaking work in helping to develop this intricate
style of music. The production warmth of this record is wonderfully
layered with each musical brush stroke helping to create an aural
handles the vocals on several songs such as "Careless"
and "Cold Flames" both with themes of desperation and
delivered with all the pathos and wisdom of a lover lost in a maze
of reflection. Hearing John Tout play keyboards once again is likely
to be some of my favorite moments on a record filled with many special
reunions. Betty (Thatcher) Newsinger returns to contribute some
of the sparkling lyric that propelled Renaissance into popularity
back in the seventies with such progressive staples as "Carpet
of the Sun", "Northern Lights" and "Ashes are
it any wonder that with this entourage comprised of both familiarity
and family that the end result would be nothing short of magical?
The themes here are passionate and more importantly personal and
real. Quite a "renaissance" from what passes as music
on the radio these days.
For more information please visit http://www.tsullivan.net
NEWS FROM FABIO ZUFFANTI
The Dark Revisited
Precedendo di poche settimane la pubblicazione dell'ep "pioggia
e luce" su marsiglia records, che reppresenterà un
pò il bigliettino da visita della mia carriera in solitaria,
ecco giungere finalmente l'uscita del remix che ho realizato alcuni
mesi fa per il famoso gruppo indie julie's haircut (www.julieshaircut.com).
Julie's hanno inserito tal pezzo l'interno di un ep intitolato
" the dark revisited: a short collection of remixes"
che raccoglie 6 remix di altrettante canzoni contenute nel loro
ultimo album "after dark, my sweet" e la cosa bella
è che tale ep non sarà in commercio ma sarà
scaricabile gratuitamente dal 26 marzo al 1 aprile in esclusiva
sul portale rockit (www.rockit.it) per poi restare disponibile
è la lista dei remixer coinvolti e i titoli dei pezzi:
- Satan Eats Seitan
The [An]architects - Death Machine
Fabio Zuffanti - Liv Ullman / Ingrid Thulin
Silent Panda | Deadly Panda - Sister Pneumonia
Galactus - Satan Eats Seitan
3some - Pistils
per il download anche un artwork realizzato da andrea scarfone
sulla copertina originale di "after dark, my sweet"
di luca lumaca. potrete così decidere di caricare i pezzi
sul vostro iPod accompagnandoli alla copertina digitale oppure
di masterizzarvi il vostro cd stampando e assemblando le parti
la cosa sarà di vostro gradimento. ne approfitto per ringarziare
i julie's haircut e in particolare luca giovanardi per avermi
coinvolto nel progetto e poi homesleep records e rockit per ospitare
e promuovere l'idea.
Cover: ho registrato la cover di un brano di Franco Battiato risalente
al suo periodo elettronico/sperimentale e contenuto nel meraviglioso
album "Sulle corde di aries" del 1973. il brano è
"sequenze e frequenze" e per ora, in attesa di collocazione,
lo potete trovare in ascolto e download gratuito sul mio myspace
is with great honour that Unicorn Digital welcomes Russian prog
artist THE GOURISHANKAR.
Their new album 2nd Hands has been released on the 15th of March
GOURISHANKAR was formed in 2002 in the small provincial city Syktyvkar
by guitar player Nomy Agranson and keyboardist Doran Usher. Since
that time the band have recorded one EP and two albums based on
classical Russian poetry, translated into English.
music of the Gourishankar - is the music of northerners, who are
living on the joint of Europe and Asia, near the Ural Mountains.
The musicians of the band call their music "The music for mystical
dancing in the opium saloons", Up to this day, the creativity
of the Gourishankar is based on the progressive rock basis. The
musicians experience life through unexpected enlightenments, reflection
and meditation, spontaneous insights. In their music The Gourishankar
are trying to unite the rationality and evolutionism of the West
and Eastern mysticism and Spontaneity.
to the MP3 samples at www.unicornrecords.com
are happy to announce that the Canadian legends and veterans in
SAGA will headline the exciting lineup of Norways new progressive
music festival this summer.
celebrates the bands 30th anniversary this year. Their debut concert
was on the 13th of june 1977.
latest album from last year, "Trust", are being considered
by many fans as a "return back to form" for the canadian
is very popular in Europe, and have always toured this continent
extensively, getting a well deserved reputation as an outstanding
this year vocalist Michael Sadler announced his retirement from
Saga, so the bands performance at the spectacular venue of Holmenkollen
could be one of the last chances to see him perform with Saga.
band completes the already confirmed line-up of Threshold (UK),
Pendragon (UK), A.C.T (S), Aunt Mary (N), Magic Pie (N), White Willow
(N) and Wobbler (N).
Subtacto Progfest will be held at the world famous venue Holmenkollen
in Oslo, Norway saturday 4th of august 2007.
more information check our website at www.subtacto.com.
Un viaggio verso la conoscenza, la scoperta della realtà
come illusione, il mondo classico che incontra il rock, un’orchestra
sinfonica e una progressive band per una nuova ed entusiasmante
opera rock, con grandi ospiti internazionali.
Dopo “Dracula” della PFM arriva una nuova opera rock
di matrice progressive. La fusione di diversi mondi e atmosfere
affascina Giancarlo Trotta e Luca Contegiacomo (estrazione classica
il primo, prog il secondo), musicisti provenienti da Battipaglia
(SA): nasce così l’idea di un’opera rock che
possa far convivere un’orchestra sinfonica di 100 elementi
e una scoppiettante rock band, voci liriche e pop, arie classiche
e ritmiche rock.
“Heroes Temporis” è un’opera complessa,
incentrata su un viaggio di conoscenza e purificazione del protagonista,
che scopre la realtà come illusione. Il duo si avvale dell’apporto
di grandi professionisti internazionali come John Macaluso e Randy
Coven, del giovane guitar-hero italiano Marco Sfogli, del tenore
Francesco Napoletano e della celebre Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra
Sif. 309 diretta da Giacomo Simonelli.
Il risultato? Testi italiani e latini ma dal respiro internazionale,
un approccio colto e un sound graffiante, grandi melodie e dinamiche
rock per un’opera che farà parlare di sé.
Francesco Napoletano: voce (Fondazione Arena di Verona).
Ivana Giugliano: voce.
Giancarlo Trotta e Luca Contegiacomo: pianoforte, tastiere, moog,
Marco Sfogli (James La Brie, John Macaluso, NCCP): chitarre.
Randy Coven (Steve Vai, Mountain, ARK, C.P.R., Malmsteen): basso.
John Macaluso (Yngwie Malmsteen, Vitalij Kuprij, Alex Masi, ARK,
George Lynch): batteria.
Roberto D’Aquino (Edoardo Bennato, Gigi D’Alessio):
Simone Gianlorenzi: chitarra acustica.
Matteo Salsano: voce narrante.
Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra Sif. 309 diretta dal M. Giacomo Simonelli.
Ideazione e composizione della parte letteraria: Prof. Pietro
Date set for the new CROSS
album "The Thrill Of Nothingness"
Things have taken more time than expected with the new album.
The main reason is that the band keep on getting more and more ideas
while recording, and want to check these out. But, now they have
decided not to incorporate any more material and will instead focus
on finishing the recordings and have the album mixed as soon as
Hansi says: "We now have about 77 minutes of music we are pleased
with. In order to release it in the most enjoyable form with a certain
flow, we have decided to make the original album about 50 plus minutes
long. There will also be a limited edition 2-CD version of the album
released. This one contains also a 25-minute EP. It would be possible
to squeeze it all in on one CD but, artistically, we feel that this
is not the best way to listen to it as it would become too long
and very difficult to create a nice album flow".
The release date for "The Thrill of nothingness" is set
to May 18.
International Progressive Rock Festival that takes place at Jas'Rod
des Pennes-Mirabeau (near Marseille, France), will present its 8th
édition, with this year four evenings of music, from May,
16 to May, 19 !
is, to date, the list of bands that will be on stage :
(Japan) - OPRAM (France) - AFTER CRYING (Hungary)
( Japan ) - BARAKA (Japan) ...
il est content (France) - MALDOROR(France) - OVERHEAD (Finland)
CIDES ( Argentina) - OXYGENE 8(USA) - KOTEBEL ( Spain )
have more informations, please, visit : www.progsudfestival.fr
Digital is proud to welcome Australian prog band UNITOPIA.
The independently released CD "More than a Dream" has
been released on Unicorn Digital, March 1st 2007
is a musical adventure comprising the vocal and song writing skills
of Mark Trueack, the production, song writing, keyboard &
vocal skills of Sean Timms, the guitar & vocal prowess of
Matt Williams, the bass and vocal talents of Shireen Khemlani,
the combined drum/percussion batteries of Monty Ruggiero and Tim
Irrgang and the remarkable multi-instrumentalism of Mike Stewart.
endeavors to draw from the heart and soul of the listener, thought
provoking topics such as environmental awareness, political and
social upheaval, media misrepresentation, the hectic pace of life
and human relationships in a positive and uplifting light. Using
a progressive rock framework as a basis for Sean and Mark’s
compositions, the pair quickly established a great writing rapport,
extending the style to include elements of world, classical, heavy
rock and dance.
band has been as active on the livescene as ABRAMIS
BRAMA and for the unlucky ones to have missed that experience
we´re pleased to offer , “Live!” (Trans024). 12
blistering songs recorded in Stockholm, Oslo a.o. during 2006. The
cd also contain a brand new track, “I evighetens nav”.
“Live!” will be released the 2nd of March and will be
followed – ofcause – by more gigging to promote the
album. F.i. a new norwegian tour with BLACK DEBBATH is on the agenda,
more info will follow on this subject.
is very happy to see VILLEBRÅD’s
“Alla är här utom jag” (Trans023) finally
hit the streets. The bands mixture of classic progressive and new
wave has been well recieved from the press and comparasions have
been made with ANEKDOTEN or LANDBERK!
there’s some golden oldies that will see their first ever
– Schizofrenia (Trans027), classic swedish psychedelic album
from the 60’s – and the price’s thereafter, 300
to 400 € – if you ever can find one for sale! Often
compared to MECKI MARK MEN or (INTERNATIONAL) HARVESTER.
gem is ÄNGLABARN – Änglabarn
(Trans016) , originally released ’73 and today a very sought
after album. Will be released during the spring, remastered with
2 single songs as bonus. Swedish electric, poetic folkmusic of the
BAND FROM OUTER SPACE
has had some changes in the line up, MoonBeamJose and SpaceBeardEmil
has quit the band but will still make some guest apperences on up-comming
recordings. Sergeant Spacerock on, primarily, synth but also guitar
and saxofon has joined the band. FBROS has accuired an studio and
started to work on album number three, new planets will be explored
for sure. A taster, ”Bring me the head of Baba Yaga”,
can be heard at their myspacepage and sounds... celestial. www.myspace.com/firstbandfromouterspace
has just recorded two new songs for a very limited (100X) compilation
that will soon be released on Great Northern Recordings, www.myspace.com/greatnorthernrecordings.
Some copies of this soon-to-be rarity will also be sold from the
bands homepage, www.gostaberlingssaga.se . A video recording from
the band’s lo-fi gig at Cafe String in january has been uploaded
hailing from Gothenburg has signed to Transubstans and will soon
start recording their dubutalbum. The 9th of April they will enter
the studio with Don Alsterberg (who worked with a.o. SOUNDTRACK
OF OUR LIVES, JOSÈ GONZALES, DIVISION OF LAURA LEE, INTERNATIONAL
NOISE CONSPIRACY) In May we hope to present you with an orgie in
heavy psychedelic 70’s hardrock. Get a taste from: www.myspace.com/graveyardsongs
still waiting for The GRAND TRICK’s
delayed ep "She's on the run" but I´m told it´ll
soon be out for legal download, more info next time. The
band is also looking for a new singer, so anyone with a feeling
for 70’s hardrock can contact them at: firstname.lastname@example.org
active Øresund Space Collective
is already planning album, yet untitled, number three. It will contain
3 l o n g tracks and is just now being mixed at Black Tornado Studios
in Copenhagen. Releasedate to be confirmed. For those who just can´t
enought of spacerock the ØSC will soon release number 11
and 12 in their own Cdr series, ”Picks from Space”.
Avaliable at www.oresundspacecollective.com .
plays at L'Orient in Linköping, March 17th . 013-149595
makes their live debut the 3rd of March at Cafe XL in native Åmål,
old as well as brand new songs will be played . www.cafexo.se
have the following gigs planned. MC Fest in Staffanstorp 3rd of
March - Metalfestival in Helsingsborg the 13th of July at Hedens
Idrottsplats. www.rockhimlen.com - 14th Juli they´re of to
Kristianstands Tivolirock. www.tivolirock.com
is putting together an european mini-tour with the following –
so far - dates.
5th april (not confirmed)
Stockholm 6th april (not confirmed)
Helsingfors, Finland 8th april (with HIDIRA SPACEFOLK)
Copenhagen, Danmark 12th april (with SIENA ROOT)
Germany 17th maj (not confirmed)
Plauen, Germany 18-19th maj (soon confirmed)
FROM CIRCLES END WEBSITE
lead singer, Erik, decided to quit Circles End a while ago, in order
to work on his own solo projects. Although this is sad news for
all of us, it will enable us to move our music into new territory,
as we have more or less decided not to replace Erik with a new lead
singer. New material is in the works, and a release is imminent,
we just don't know exactly when. Keep up the good spirit!"
album from Swedish 4 piece VILLEBRAD,
located in Uppsala, city of KAIPA, who consider themselves influenced
by the classic era of progressive music alá CRIMSON, as
well as the early 80's sound of JAPAN. The result is a fascination
embryo that is close to Swedish sounding bands like ANEKDOTEN
and LANDBERK. 9 tracks of dramatic proggressive songs with vocals
in Swedish. Hopefully the listeners will enjoy as much as we do
more info, please check out:
Of Wonder already reviewed it here
presale for the SUBACTO PROGFEST 2007
has now started from our own website at www.subtacto.com. The festival
will take place at Holmenkollen in Oslo, Norway on saturday 4th
of August. Confirmed bands are Threshold, Pendragon, A.C.T, Magic
Pie, White Willow and Wobbler. Two more bands soon to be confirmed.
The ticket price will be NOK 495,- (60 EURO / £ 41 / $ 79
), and you can pay secure using your creditcard via PayPal. No additional
will also be possible to buy a limited edition of souvenir tickets
with the same motif as on the festival poster designed by Mark Wilkinson.
These tickets will only be made in 250 copies, and will be sold
for NOK 595,- (72 EURO / £ 49 / $ 95 ). From
monday 5th of March you will also be able to order tickets from
the norwegian Ticketmaster-affiliate, Billettservice. They will,
however, only sell ordinary tickets, not souvenir tickets.
detailed information about how to travel to Oslo and the festival
area, accomodation etc., will be online shortly.
first one to buy a ticket for this new norwegian, international
progfestival was from United Kingdom!
releases on KARTINI MUSIC
available now in the Shop at www.kartini-music.com and at www.colinbass.com
re-mastered edition of the second Colin
Bass studio album "In The Meantime" including
five new additional tracks: "Gently Kindly" (previously
only available as a single) and four songs recorded live on the
2005 solo tour of Poland: “As
We say Goodbye”, “Talk
to Me”, “When
You Smile”, “Dolphins”.
Robinson : Almost From Sunrise (Kart 14)
Guitarist extraordinaire from Los Angeles Prince Robinson delivers
a set of sparkling new arrangements of some great blues classics.
Featuring Colin Bass on bass guitar, Wolfgang Roggenkamp on Hammond
organ and keyboards, Kenny Martin on drums and the Ralf Rickert
Horns. Produced in Berlin and Los Angeles by Dennis Moody.
Bass writes in his diary entry from the news page at www.colinbass.com
: July 3rd-5th : “album recording session in UFO Studios,
Berlin with Prince Robinson.
Prince is a stunning guitarist from Los Angeles who has been living
in Berlin for the last 5 years. A total natural on Blues guitar
with a louche gravel-voice to match, he can also spin off any number
of Monteverdi madrigals at the drop of a headscarf and is a prolific
composer of great jazz-rock-fusion and more. This session however
was a commissioned work: an album of blues standards. Hoochie Coochie
Man, Good Morning Little School Girl, Born Under a Bad Sign and
more in fresh new arrangements. The session was a lot of fun. The
amazing Wolfgang Roggenkamp played Hammond organ and keyboards,
Berlin's most in-demand drummer Kenny Martin kept the grooves in
the pocket and I played bass. Ralf Rickerts arranged the horn section
and Dennis Moody was the producer at the helm, and did an amazing
job on the post-production and mastering too”.
band KARFAGEN is
back with a new album. "The Space Between Us" has been
released on february 11th 2007. Antony Kalugin and his band are
back with another great prog album. The previous album Continium
release in July 2006 took the prog community by surprise and is
still receiving great reviews.
Tales Of Wonder review !!
Entering the Gate
The Great Circus
Temple of Light
The Other Side
Sky of COuple Colors
Masks and Illusions
The Dream Master
Through a Stream of Images(Prestissimo)
Kingeisher and Dragonflies
The Space Between Us
When the Night Falls
Our next album is here! (Or at least it's in for printing). Clocking
in a 53 minutes, titled "Night", this is our first true
concept album where initially it's one song split into 5 parts.
1 Dream of Stone (17:00)
2 Chequered Light Buildings (6:34)
3 Upside Down (9:41)
4 Valerie's Friend (6:29)
5 Massive Illusion (13:37)
are extremely proud of the result and believe this to be our best
album to date (isn't that what they all say... well we mean it...
isn't that what they all say as well... well... I give up). "Night"
is a musical description of a dream or a stream of conciousness.
It explores the question of where dreams end and reality begins
and the mind as the tool that has to decide what to believe. The
character goes through various memories real and imagined and
sees the world from the angles of different people. He travels
through time and visits places across the world including old
New Orleans and Ancient woods with Pagan rituals being performed.
Night is about life and the various ways of interpreting existence.
Pretentious? Oh yes but delicious as well... very delicious.
anyone interested in recording we have used over 200 tracks in
our recording studio and over a thousand sound files have been
recorded. So, alot of blood, sweat and tears have gone into the
making of the album. "Night" will be available from
Racket Records in February and the printers are in overdrive mode
to hit the deadline of the Marillion Weekend (where we're playing
by the way, see below). That's from Feb. 1 2007. If you're not
there, follow our webspace on Racket Records from that date to
secure your copy. Some initial comments from a reviewer: "I
would describe it as a hybrid between Marillion's The Invisible
Man and Talk Talk's The Rainbow, played by Radiohead and stretched
to 53 minutes. Oh, and with a bit of Hungarian waltz thrown in."
yet? If you want to preview the album, head on over here to have
a listen! We've just released track 2 "Chequered Light Buildings".
You can also preview 13 minutes of the album at the Rogues Gallery
which was aired last week. We hope you enjoy it! We would like
to especially thank Antonio Seijas Cruz for yet another outstanding
piece of art for our album, go on over to our site to catch glimpses
of the album's artwork.
we've got 3 dates lined up, one in Oslo and two in Holland. We'll
be 'headlining' in Oslo and at the pre-convention party at the Boerderij
in Zoetermeer. We're working on getting even more dates in and around
Norway during the spring/summer so keep visiting our homepage for
25/01/2007 : Maiden - Oslo, Norway
01/02/2007 : Boerderij - Zoetermeer, Holland
02-05/02/2007 : Marillion Weekend 2007 - Ouddorp, Holland
SPACE COLLECTIVE - News
Øresund Space Collective have a fantastic double CD called
It’s all about Delay out and getting great reviews everywhere.
We were nominated (but did not win the Italian Prog Awards 2006),
we are the CD of the month for January 2007 at Acid Dragon Magazine
and more reviews are coming all the time. The CD is available in
Denmark from us (www.oresundspacecollective.com), CDBaby and Aural
Innovations in the USA, Record Heaven in Sweden, and more..
are getting ready to play some gigs in the coming months in Denmark,
Sweden and Finland. Copehagen- Feb 9th, Malmö- March, April
6th- Stockholm (not confirmed yet) and April 8th in Helsinki with
Hidria Spacefolk! All concerts will be recorded and put up at the
www.archive.org as always.
have just had our first jam session of the year (Session 28) and
the MP3s are up on the web site. Finally, we have a new CD (still
untitled) coming out in May on the Transubstans Label (www.recordheaven.net).
IT is being mixed right now.
check out our shop on the web site (we also have some CDs by Hidria
Spacefolk, Korai Orom and the Copenhagen Space Rock Festival CD
(features all exclusive tracks by Dark Sun, The Spacious Mind, Darxtar,
Mantric Muse, Gas Giant and Pseudo Sun). Thanks for the support.
Mind Productions proudly presents
The biggest metal/hard rock event of the year!
a music collaboration featuring current Black Sabbath members Tony
Iommi and Geezer Butler along with former members Ronnie James Dio
and Vinny Appice
Live in Poland
19.06.07 - Warszawa (PL), Torwar
20.06.07 - Katowice (PL), Spodek Hall
PROGWAVES: the New
Year rides on the waves of Prog
on January 17th, Progwaves is the new radio program devoted to
Progressive Rock music. Every Wednesday at 8 pm UMT, the team
of the Italian magazine Wonderous Stories - www.wonderoustories.it
- will lead you through one hour and a half of music, comments,
previews and interviews.
Prog, Canterbury, RIO, Jazz Prog, Post Rock, Prog Metal: Progwaves
aims to give his listeners the widest possible experience of all
the flavours, influences and motivating forces that the present
music scene took as legacy from the Progressive experience of
the 70s. An important part of the program will be also dedicated
to the present Italian Prog music scene.
can listen to Progwaves on the web from everywhere in the world:
just go to the Radio Effetti Collaterali website - www.recradio.it
- and click the On Air button. Every Wednesday we'll ride on the
waves of Prog.
every Wednesday at 8 pm UMT on web streaming broadcast - www.recradio.it
- the new radio program devoted to Progressive Rock music.
ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SWEDISH
PROGRESSIVE MUSIC 1967 - 1979
From Psychedelic Experiments To Political Propaganda
with fully illustrated discography & valuation guide
Bonus CD included
pages, format A4, colour illustated, english, plastic sealed CD
ISBN 978-91-89136-22-9 Premium Publishing, Stockholm
Shipping 1:st of February 2007
comes this grand book with all artists and groups that was the
big prog-wave in Sweden at the end of the 60’s and beginning
of the 70’s. All,
approximately, 400 artists that ever recorded an album with progressive
– political as well as musical – direction is presented.
All band-members are listed. New first-hand research and complete
discography. Pictures of all album covers. A priceguide where
all records are graded from a collectors view – some is
worth a fortune today! Find out which. The
book includes all kinds of music from fuzzy guitarbands to experimental
groups, power trios, radical and political bands, as well as the
psychedelic groups. In this exclusive encyclopedia you find artists
as International Harvester, Made In Sweden, Hansson & Karlsson
and Mecki Mark Men that cleared the path for the more known acts
like November, Träd, Gräs & Stenar, Blå Tåget,
Nationalteatern, Hoola Bandoola Band and Kebnekajse. »The
Encyclopedia Of Swedish Progressive Music« is complete with
an extensive artist and memberregister.
edition includes a bonus cd with a previously unreleased 32-minute
recording by one of the hottest band from the era: Baby Grandmothers.
This recording is made by Silence Records-founder Anders Lind
at the legendary Club Filips in 1967.
320 kr + postage.
NEW ALBUMS FROM GALLEON AND CROSS -
March there will be new albums out from both Galleon and Cross.
Since their latest releases, From Land To Ocean and Playgrounds,
both bands have been undergoing slight changes in their line-ups.
After seven albums Galleon's original drummer Dan Fors felt that
he had achieved what he wanted with his drumming and called it
a day. He is now replaced by Göran Johnsson, who already
made some music together with Galleon's bass player/lead vocalist
Göran Fors for the side project Spektrum back in 2003. The
remaining members tell that the arrival of the new drummer has
put new energy into the band and that the new album has been recorded
in a sense of great enthusiasm. At this moment all basic tracks
are recorded and it is mainly the lyrical work and to record the
vocals left to do before having the entire album mixed. According
to the band we can expect a partly new, more energetic Galleon
sound but also many bits and pieces based on the classic style
with melodic song writing, fine melodies and wonderful moog solos.
who for a couple of years have been working as a trio together
with Grand Stand's keyboardist Olov Andersson as special guest
on the two latest albums felt that it would be a good thing to
work with a permanent keyboard player, someone who could also
had the potential to co-write a couple of songs together with
the bands head composer and founder, Hansi Cross. And after some
contemplation the choice was to invite...Göran Johnsson.
Yes, the very same guy that now is Galleon's new drummer. Hansi,
who also contributed to the above mentioned Spektrum album, had
noticed that Göran was a "not too bad" keyboard
player as well and after have heard some of Göran's own compositions
he was stricken by two things. The first was "Wow! Some of
these songs are really good!" and the second was "Hmmm...it
sounds a bit like my composition and yet not. Interesting!"
So, Hansi talked to his band mates Tomas and Lollo about Göran
and they also felt that it was a good idea to ask Göran to
join Cross. So they did and he immediately and happily accepted.
So, the same thing that happened within Galleon is now also a
fact regarding Cross. The new album is recorded with a large portion
of enthusiasm and energy and somewhat sounds as a mix of Gaze,
Secrets and Playgrounds but also with a new feel to it.
nothing unexpected happens, both bands will have their new albums
out in March.