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NAD SYLVAN (Unifaun, Agents Of Mercy, Steve Hackett band) will be releasing his new solo-album titled 'The Regal (try again)' on July 5th.

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Tracklist is as follows:

1. I Am The Sea
2. Oahu
3. Whoa (Always Been Without You)
4. Meet Your Maker
5. The Regal (try again)
6. Leave Me On These Waters
7. Honey I’m Home
8. Diva Time (Bonus Track)
9. The Lake Isle of Innisfree (Bonus).



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IT BITES have confirmed that they have split up. The band had been largely inactive of late, with singer/guitarist John Mitchell involved with a host of other projects including Lonely Robot, Frost*, Kino and Arena. The last It Bites studio album, 'Map Of The World', was released in 2012, although a Live In London box set of early performances was released last year.

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THE FLOWER KINGS are pleased to announce the release of their brand new studio album ‘Waiting For Miracles’ on the 8th November 2019. The band, currently comprised of Roine Stolt, Jonas Reingold, Hasse Fröberg, Zach Kamins & Mirko DeMaio (the most recent live line-up), have crafted an adventurous collection of pure prog-rock. Expect boat-loads of vintage keyboards, odd time signatures and long guitar solos – with elements of pop, symphonic and cinematic music.

The album will be released as a 2CD, Gatefold 2LP + 2CD & as digital album, featuring beautiful artwork by American artist Kevin Sloan. Find the full track-listing below:
Disc 1:
1. House Of Cards
2. Black Flag
3. Miracles For America
4. Vertigo
5. The Bridge
6. Ascending To The Stars
7. Wicked Old Symphony
8. The Rebel Circus
9. Sleep With The Enemy
10. The Crowning Of Greed


Disc 2:
1. House Of Cards Reprise
2. Spirals
3. Steampunk
4. We Were Always Here
5. Busking At Brobank.

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TRANSATLANTIC — the multinational progressive rock supergroup featuring vocalist/keyboardist Neal Morse (SPOCK'S BEARD, THE NEAL MORSE BAND), drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), bassist Pete Trewavas (MARILLION) and guitarist Roine Stolt (THE FLOWER KINGS) — are recording their fifth studio album in Varnhem, Sweden for an expected 2020 release. :cool:

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Neil Peart, the legendary drummer of iconic Canadian band Rush, has died. He was 67.
The influential musician and lyricist died Tuesday in Santa Monica, Calif., after having been diagnosed with brain cancer, according to a statement issued Friday by a family spokesperson.
Peart made up one-third of Rush, the popular progressive rock band, along with bassist and singer Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson.
Peart was widely considered one of the best drummers in rock history. He was also Rush’s primary songwriter. He joined the band in 1974 and was with Rush through to the end of their final tour in 2015.
https://variety.com/2020/music/news/neil-peart-rush-drummer-dead-dies-1203463418/?fbclid=




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RIP.
 

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Prog legends NEKTAR will release their new studio album 'The Other Side' through Esoteric Antenna Records on January 24.


The full tracklisting is as follows:


1. I’m On Fire
2. SkyWriter
3. Love Is/The Other Side
4. Drifting
5. Devil’s Door
6. The Light Beyond
7. Look Through me
8. Y Cant I B More Like U (2020).

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A long-awaited PYLGRYM album is finally going ahead. If work will proceed according to the schedule, 'The Divide' can be released later this year. It's really interesting to hear what these gentlemen bring after their debut CD 'Pilgrimage' (2004). :cool:


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The band may be quiet, but Pilgrym are not idle... The upcoming release will feature about 50 min. of material devided over seven tracks: 'Questions Unanswered', 'Illusrtated Man', 'Thousand Year Flood', 'Dissadents', 'RuperGiles's Last Afternoon Tea party', "Starless Sky' and 'Divide'. The new music goes further back into the classic 70's prog-rock sound with both production and song writing, enchanced by vintage instrumentation to achieve this.. :up:
 

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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.’

Dennis DeYoung's new album '26 East: Volume 1,' will be released Spring 2020 via Frontiers Records and it features the duet 'To The Good Old Days' with Julian Lennon.
 

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RICK WAKEMAN & The English Rock Ensemble have announced that they’ll release a new prog album titled 'The Red Planet' on April 3 (featuring eight newly composed pieces and is said to hark back to Wakeman's debut album 'The Six Wives of Henry VIII'. The keyboard wizard is joined in the lineup by guitarist Dave Colquhoun, bassist Lee Pomeroy and drummer Ash Soan and it'll take the form of “a keyboard heavy” prog rock instrumental album.

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Dennis DeYoung's new album '26 East: Volume 1,' will be released Spring 2020 via Frontiers Records and it features the duet 'To The Good Old Days' with Julian Lennon.

And now you may see the artwork and full track listing:

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EAST OF MIDNIGHT
WITH ALL DUE RESPECT
A KINGDOM ABLAZE
YOU MY LOVE
RUN FOR THE ROSES
DAMN THAT DREAM
UNBROKEN
THE PROMISE OF THIS LAND
TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS
A.D. 2020.
 

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BIG BIG TRAIN are pleased to announce a new compilation album which is being released on the Belle Antique label in Japan on March 25th 2020. It's called 'Summer's Lease' and traces the story of this band from the earliest material through to the music of the current line-up. The album includes the full 30 minute song cycle called 'London Song' which has never previously been released on CD.



Tracklisting.


Disc One:


Expecting Snow (2.45)
Kingmaker (live at Real World studios) (10.51)
Wind Distorted Pioneers (4.38)
Summer’s Lease (live at Real World studios) (5.06)
Master James of St George (live at Real World studios) (6.23)
London Song
(i) Turner on the Thames (3.07)
(ii) London Plane (10.02)
(iii) Lost Rivers of London (6.00)
(iv) London Stone (2.04)
(v) Skylon (6.44)
(vi) Mudlarks (5.59)


Disc Two:


Victorian Brickwork (13.04)
Judas Unrepentant (7.16)
East Coast Racer (15.44)
Curator of Butterflies (8.51)
Swan Hunter (6.45)
The Transit of Venus Across the Sun (7.19)
Don’t Forget the Telescope (6.01)
Brave Captain (12.55).

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BBT will aim to import a supply of these CD’s for sale through Burning Shed in September 2020.


Release date in Japan: March 25, 2020
Label /Catalogue Number : Belle Antique BELLE 203282-3
Format: 2 SHM-CDs with paper sleeve.
 

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There are rumours about Genesis reunion. Phil Collins, Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford will have a tour on coming Fall.

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Fingers crossed.
 

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'The Last Domino' tour will be the first gigs Genesis have played since 2007. Collins, Rutherford and Banks will be joined by longtime guitarist/bassist Daryl Stuermer and Collins’s son Nic Collins on drums.
According to Banks, '...there’ll be some new old material this time'. :cool:

GENESIS have added a further six dates to their reunion tour. Now they reveal further shows in Liverpool, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow, taking the tally up to 16 performances.
 

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DAVE KERZNER has announced yet another side-project (this time with In Continuum guitarist Fernando Perdomo) called SQUIDS OUT TO SEA. The pair unveil a video for their first track 'Till The Stars Go Out', which you can watch below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=19&v=fOjjUnrjs6g&feature=

Recorded at Abbey Road Studios, the music tips a hat to one of Perdomo's all time favourite bands, The Beatles. With Kerzner's supplying lyrics and lead vocals along with backing vocals from Robin Schell and Fernando Perdomo, this song is a retro-modern homage to classic multi-part rock operas from artists like The Beatles, Queen, Supertramp, ELO and others.

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MAGENTA will launch their new studio album titled 'Masters Of Illusion' in early July 2020.


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Track-listing is as follows:

1. Bela
2. A Gift From God
3.Reach For the Moon
4. Snow
5. The Rose
6. Masters of Illusion.
 
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