News from the world of Prog

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Swedish prog-metal band SEVENTH DIMENSION have just released their concept album 'The Corrupted Lullaby' which contains more than 125 min. of exciting material devided over 14 tracks.

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1. The Dreamer's Requiem
2. Empty Days
3. When Shadows Call
4. Scent of a Rose
5. Oc.5, 1974. Past Remorse
6. Invitation
7. The Lullaby
8. Elysium
9. An Ancient Tale
10. When Liberty Calls
11. Disconnection
12. Dark Dimension
13. The Dreamer's Escape
14. Leaves of Fall.

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Seattle’s prog-rockers PRESTO BALLET will release their sixth studio album 'The Days Between' on December 14, 2018.

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Track-listing is as follows:

1. Out Of Mind (It’s Outta Sight) [6:29]

2. Earthbound [3:57]

3. Tip Of The Hat [ 5:47]

4. I Just Drive [ 6:22]

5. Hard Times For Dreamers [ 7:30]

6. I Am Wire [10:09]

7. The Man With The Plastic Face [7:00] (Bonus track CD Version)

Brand New Minute [4:57]
(Bonus track on the download card that comes with vinyl edition).

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KARNATAKA are pleased to announce the new lead vocalist - Sertari who's Anglo-Cypriot singer-songwriter.


Ian Jones and cohorts (Gonzalo Carrera ~ keyboards, Fillipo Galli ~ drums &percussion, Luke Machin ~ guitars) love the way she interpreted the old material, respecting the original versions whilst adding her own feel and emotion, sprinkling the sound with that extra bit of magic. It is very obvious that she will be a perfect match for the band.

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After having been a member of KNIGHT AREA for 14 years, the lead singer Mark Smit has decided to concentrate on his original project. The replacement is Jan Willem Ketelalaers who previously worked with Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon).

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KANSAS is excited to announce keyboardist Tom Brislin as the newest member of the band.
An internationally acclaimed musician, Brislin has performed and toured with a variety of artists, including Yes (appearing on Symphonic Live), Camel, Renaissance, Dennis DeYoung formerly of Styx, and many others. Most recently, Tom Brislin co-founded the progressive rock group The Sea Within. Along with guitarist Roine Stolt of The Flower Kings, bassist Jonas Reingold of the Steve Hackett band, and drum star Marco Minnemann, they released their first album in 2018 on Sony/Inside Out Music, joining KANSAS on the label’s roster.
KANSAS original member and drummer, Phil Ehart comments, “We are extremely excited for Tom Brislin to be the newest member of KANSAS. His background speaks for itself, and we are looking forward to working with him. We cannot wait to get started, and think KANSAS fans will really enjoy what Tom brings to the band.”
Brislin adds, “It’s an honor to be asked to join a such legendary band as KANSAS. Their music has been in the soundtrack to so many of our lives, and their repertoire has enduring depth, beauty, and power. I’m thrilled to perform the classics and I’m equally excited to be a part of the new music that KANSAS creates.”
Brislin’s first performances with KANSAS will be aboard the Rock Legends Cruise in February, followed by March 1 in Baltimore, MD at the Modell Lyric where the band will be resuming the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour.

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John Watt

Hey Prog Head! I'm still waiting for some font from you, and you must be ignoring my thread about it.
I'm going to be above board here without using the interior messaging system to say something about
I know you've been here longer than I have and log in to post a lot, that's for sure.
I don't know if you look around further than your own postings,
but I've been seeing a lot of comments about how slow these forums are with a member saying it's dying.
If people are just seeing different members posting about their own interests, and I do that too,
that's not really a way to attract new members who up to now are just viewing, and there's a lot of them.
If they saw how members could interact between themselves, their music and careers,
within the framework of these threads, being a community of commenters, that would be more interesting.
It's the fact that I've always liked jazz and classical that brought me here,
even if my career was as a rock, hard rock and country-pop guitarist.

I'm not saying we should try to play off each other in a stressful way, when I can fling the font,
or get some of my vowels stuck in your throat, and I don't want you to injure your fingers typing too hard,
but hey, how about answering my question, as confrontational as it's going to be.
I'll tell you right now, seeing how you type about progressive rock bands, at least what's progressive for you,
you're going to last longer than me and come out on top, unless I start a new-style progressive rock band myself.
But I'm too lazy to do that.

KANSAS! When they sang "Carry On My Wayward Son", I didn't think they meant keeping it going into 2019.
Oh! This is so 70's for me.

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DAVID GILMOUR has officially revealed that he's going to be heading back into the studio. His most recent solo album ('Rattle That Lock') has tons more unreleased music that David plans to feature on this next release. :cool:

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RPWL have announced their new studio album and revealed the cover art, along with the track listing.

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1. A New World
2. Welcome To The Freak Show
3. Light Of The World
4. Not Our Place To Be
5. What I Really Need
6. Give Birth To The Sun
7. Far Away From Home.

Due to be released on March 22nd (through German label Gentle Art Of Music).
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Italian prog legends BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO will release 'Transiberiana', their first new studio album in 25 years, (on April, 26th). :cool:

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Full tracklisting is as follows:

1. Stelle sulla terra
2. L'imprevisto
3. La discesa dal treno
4. L'assalto dei lupi
5. Campi di Fragole
6. Lo sciamano
7. Eterna Transiberiana
8. I ruderi del gulag
9. Lasciando alle spalle
10. Il grande bianco
11. Oceano: Strade di sale.

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LONELY ROBOT, the project masterminded by producer, guitarist and singer/songwriter John Mitchell (Kino, Frost*, Arena, It Bites), have announced the release of ‘Under Stars’ for April 26th, 2019. The album once again features drums by long-time collaborator Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson), plus bass contributions from Steve Vantsis (Fish), with all other instrumentation on the album delivered by Mitchell himself.

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The track-listing is as follows:

1.Terminal Earth
2.Ancient Ascendant
4.Under Stars
5.Authorship Of Our Lives
6.The Signal
7.The Only Time I Don’t Belong Is Now
8.When Gravity Fails
9.How Bright Is The Sun?
10.Inside This Machine
11.An Ending
12.How Bright Is The Sun? (Cosmic Mix)* CD / digital bonus track
13.Under Stars (Cosmic Mix)* CD / digital bonus track
14.Lonely Robot – Chapter One – Airlock* CD / digital bonus track.

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March 2019 brings the new album by DAVID PATON (Pilot and The Alan Parsons Project fame). Entitled 'The Traveller: Another Pilot Project', it showcases a singer, musician, and producer, as David reimagines 11 classic tunes from THE ALAN PARSONS PROJECT. Not only does the album feature David’s great vocals and bass, it also highlights his musicianship as he plays guitar and all other instruments. The album includes a dazzling duet by David and his daughter Sadie on 'Some Other Time'. Sadie’s stunning vocals can also be heard on 'If I Could Change Your Mind', which also features Dave Stewart on drums. 'The Cask of Amontillado' is a special treat as it features a new guitar solo by Dave Bainbridge (LifeSigns, Strawbs, and Iona). :cool:

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The album is available as a download (March 17th) and a limited edition CD digipak (March 24th).

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BIG BIG TRAIN have announced details of their new studio album: the follow-up to 2017’s 'Grimspound' and 'The Second Brightest Star' is titled 'Grand Tour' (due to be released on May 17).

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Full track-listing:

1. Novum Organum (2.33)

2. Alive (4.31)
3. The Florentine (8.14)
4. Roman Stone (13.33)
5. Pantheon (6.08)
6. Theodora In Green And Gold (5.38)
7. Ariel (14.28)
8. Voyager (14.03)
9. Homesong (5.12)



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British neoproggers THIS WINTER MACHINE are about to release the second album 'A Tower Of Clocks' in coming April 2019.

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Track-list should be as follows:

1. Herald.
2. Flying.
3. Spiral.
4. Symmetry and Light.
5. Justified. Carnivale.
6. When we were young.
7. Delta.
8. The Hunt.
9. In Amber.

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CRYPTIC VISION are currently working on a mini-album to be released for ROSFest this coming month of May.

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Veterans ABEL GANZ are in final stages of recording their brand new album 'The Life Of The Honey Bee - and Other Moments Of Clarity', which should be out in next coming months.

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British progsters FINAL CONFLICT are putting the finishing touches to their new studio album 'Rise Of The Artisan' which holds 10 tracks. :guitar:

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PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS is the brand new quartet featuring the talents of current and former Spock’s Beard members: Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan, Dave Meros as well as long-time contributing songwriter-producer John Boegehold. The band was signed by InsideOut Music for the release of their self-titled debut album on July 5th, 2019.

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DENNIS DE YOUNG (former STYX vocalist) is currently working on his new solo album which will feature twelve compositions. The CD should be out before the end of 2019. :cool:

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DeYoung is confident that fans will find a lot to love when they finally get a chance to hear the new album. “If they're honest with themselves, if they were truly Styx fans, they're gonna like it,” he says. “That's my goal and I know I'm gonna accomplish it, because I'm sitting here listening to 12 tracks already that go, ‘Well, that's gonna make these people happy.’

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PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS is the brand new quartet featuring the talents of current and former Spock’s Beard members: Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan, Dave Meros as well as long-time contributing songwriter-producer John Boegehold. The band was signed by InsideOut Music for the release of their self-titled debut album on July 5th, 2019.

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Below you can see the cover art for the upcoming album.