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A new quartet formed by YES alumni, exo-X-xeno, is working on material for their debut album. The lineup features: Billy Sherwood (bass guitar & backing vox), Patrick Moraz (keyboards), Jay Schellen (drums), Craig Maher (lead vocals and guitars).

No firm release date yet although you can see and hear the first single.

 

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InsideOut Music will release the new NEAL MORSE BAND album entitled 'Innocence & Danger' on August 27th.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

CD 1 (Innocence):
1. Do It All Again
2. Bird On A Wire
3. Your Place In The Sun
4. Another Story To Tell
5. The Way It Had To Be
6. Emergence
7. Not Afraid Pt. 1
8. Bridge Over Troubled Water

CD 2 (Danger):
1. Not Afraid Pt. 2
2. Beyond The Years.
 

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German prog band ARGOS will be releasing a new studio album 'The Other Life' on July 16th.

Below you can see its full track-list and cover artwork.

1. Chameleon Sky
2. Broken Mirror
3. The Twilight Mind
4. Johnny Head-in-Air
5. I Carry Light
6. The Trial of the Pyx
7. Weak End
8. The Shall See Hotel
9. The Library of the Future.
 

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The Breton author-composer and director ALAN SIMON continues his marvelous opus relating the odyssey of the first Celtic clans whose trip ended in a land hanging from dreams between sky and sea... Now you can take a look at the artwork for new album 'Excalibur V', which is due to be released on October 1, 2021.
 

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The debut album by new project TILLISON-REINGOLD-TIRANTI will be released on September 1st.. Multi sectioned suites, liberal jazz usage, wild counterpoint running lines, all hinting at and successfully evoking the golden age of Rock Progressivo Italiano. In a nutshell, it's a concept homage to a band who really existed in the 1970s, but TRT have written and recorded their own material inspired by that performances...

 

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This is the front cover of upcoming KARIBOW album which is slated for release in late Summer 2021. It will include collaborations from very special guests.
 

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Robert E. “Robby” Steinhardt, a founding member, violinist and vocalist with the progressive rock band Kansas, has died due to complications from pancreatitis. He was 71...

Steinhardt shared vocal duties with Steve Walsh, switching between backup and lead, but his violin helped set Kansas apart from other prog bands. He had just recorded his very first solo album, and had been looking forward to being back on stage and going on tour.

RIP.
 

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InsideOut Music will release the new NEAL MORSE BAND album entitled 'Innocence & Danger' on August 27th.

The full tracklisting is as follows:

CD 1 (Innocence):
1. Do It All Again
2. Bird On A Wire
3. Your Place In The Sun
4. Another Story To Tell
5. The Way It Had To Be
6. Emergence
7. Not Afraid Pt. 1
8. Bridge Over Troubled Water

CD 2 (Danger):
1. Not Afraid Pt. 2
2. Beyond The Years.

That's a taster.

 

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September 1st will see the release of CLIVE NOLAN's concept album 'Song Of The Wildlands' inspired by the ancient legend 'Beouwulf'.

Track-listing is as follows:

1. The Story Begins (3:05)
2. There's A Threat (4:53)
3. Crossing The Ocean (4:28)
4. Beowulf's Promise (3:23)
5. Grendel Attacks (4:21)
6. Celebration (2:14)
7. The Hag's Revenge (2:49)
8. Journey (3:17)
9. Underwater Cavern (3:50)
10. Rewards (6:07)
11. Beowulf, The King (4:00)
12. Dragon Fire (4:58)
13. The Warrior Dies (2:42)
14. Funeral Pyre (5:15)
15. The Story Ends (1:38).

Featuring performances by:

Clive Nolan (Arena, Pendragon, Shadowland, Medicine Man, Caamora etc.) - Orchestration, keyboards, and programming
Vicki Swan - Nyckelharpa
Mark Westwood (Shadowland, Caamora) - Electric Guitar
Stig Andre Clason - Acoustic Guitar
Arnfinn Isaksen - Bass Guitar
Scott Higham (Pendragon) - Drums
Geir Johansen - Extra Percussion
Birgitte Njå - Lur
Morten Clason - Flute.

Voices:

Ross Andrews - Narrator
Ryan Morgan - Vocals (Beowulf)
Christina Booth (Magenta) - Vocals (Tyra)
Gemma Ashley - Vocals (Solveig)
Natalie Barnett - Vocals (Freja)
Ensemble Anonym - Plainchant
The "Wildland Warriors Choir" - Choir.
 

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DAVE BAINBRIDGE (Iona, Strawbs, DBA, Lifesigns) is currently putting the finishing touches to his new solo album titled 'To The Far Away' for a Summer release. There will be a number of guest musicians incl. Jonas Pap (Cello), Sally Minnear (lead vocals), Troy Donockley (Uilleann Pipes) ..
Postponed to September 30th.


Below you can see the full track-listing and the cover.

1. Sea Gazer
2. The Girl and the Magical Sky
3. Rain and Sun
4. Clear Skies
5. Ghost Light
6. Cathedral Thinkers
7. To Gain the Ocean
8. As Night Falls
9. Infinitude (Region of the Stars)
10. To The Far Away
11. Speed Your Journey
12. Fells Point
13. Something Astonishing.
 

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DREAM THEATHER will release their new studio album 'A View From The Top Of The World' on October 22nd. Track-listing is as follows:

1. The Alien (9:32)
2. Answering The Call (7:35)
3. Invisible Monster (6:31)
4. Sleeping Giant (10:05)
5. Transcending Time (6:25)
6. Awaken The Master (9:47)
7. A View From The Top Of The World (20:24).
 

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VANGELIS will be releasing a new album 'Juno To Jupiter' on September 24th.
 

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Legendary Canterbury band CARAVAN will release their first studio album since 'Paradise Filter' (2013). Titled 'It’s None Of Your Business', it features nine new songs plus one instrumental track influenced, to a degree, by the events and restrictions placed on society over the past 18 months. Founder member Pye Hastings (guitar/vocals) remains as Caravan’s guiding light and primary songwriter. Geoffrey Richardson (viola, mandolin, guitar) first played with Caravan between 1972 and 1981 and returned to the fold in 1995, Jan Schelhaas (keyboards) and Mark Walker (drums) complete the band with Lee Pomeroy (ELO, Rick Wakeman and Take That) guesting as bass player, while Jimmy Hastings also guests on flute. The date of official release should be October 8th.
 

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FRACTAL MIRRORS announce their brand new album 'Beyond Borders' which should be out on October 15th.

 

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