Tag Archives: progressive

The Enid complete Prog Trilogy

Seminal prog act The Enid release their new album Dust  on 1st April – This is the third in a trilogy that started with 2010’s Jouney’s End and was followed by 2012’s Invicta. Dust is the band’s 14th studio record and released on the band’s own Operation Seraphim label. It features the following tracks are as follows: ‘Born in the ...

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Review: Anderson Ponty Band – Better Late Than Never

For most fans Jon Anderson will always be the voice of Yes, no matter how many years have now passed since he sung with them. News that wounds had been mended between his fellow co-founder and foil Chris Squire, before the bass player’s unfortunate death due to cancer, perhaps gives them some solace. For those fearing Anderson’s own health ailments ...

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Review: This Oceanic Feeling – Universal Mind

Is ‘Logotherapy’ a prerequisite for calligraphers on a downward career path or some long lost record by The Police? Well, Sting’s diction was never this good, and as I start listening to the rest of the tracks on This Oceanic Feeling’s Universal Mind I consider reaching for my thesaurus.  Singer/instrumentalist Chris Braide explores themes of mental wellbeing, with frustration and ...

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Review: Riverside – Love, Fear And The Time Machine

Releasing their debut album ‘Out Of Myself‘ over ten years ago, Poland-based band Riverside bring us their 6th album, Love, Fear And The Time Machine. It is very well produced, with crisp sounds and a well-balanced and clean mix; there is enough room for all the elements to interplay without anything being lost. Rather than collection of songs, there is ...

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TOTO XIV – First Studio Album in Ten Years!

TOTO XIV will be released in the UK on 23rd March through Frontiers Music Srl, following a mainland European release and prior to it becoming available worldwide in various formats including a deluxe “making of” documentary DVD and expanded books, on CD, and as 2 album vinyl editions etc TOTO XIV is the band’s first album of new material since ...

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Pre-Yes Group Mabel Greer’s Toyshop Reform

Mabel Greer’s Toyshop, the late 60s psychedelic progressive rock group (four of whom went on to form the original Yes) have reunited with a new album entitled New Way Of Life, due to be released on 9th March 2015 through RSK Entertainment. New Way Of Life is said to be about “authenticity without compromise” and while distinctly different from Yes ...

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Pineapple Thief Takes a Chunk Out the Charts

Ten albums in, The Pineapple Thief look set for a mainstream breakthrough. Their last album, ‘Magnolia’, has entered the official UK charts at No. 2 on the indie album breakers chart and No. 8 on the indie album chart.  Following their acclaimed 2012 album ‘All The Wars‘, ‘Magnolia’ (released via Kscope) proves to be an important turning point for the ...

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Indicative ‘Indicative’

In recent years, the increasing use of the internet has opened up listeners to more colourful and progressive styles of music. The myriad or genres and sub genres just within the category of heavy metal are innumerable these days. And, within these sub genres there are often bands which sound very similar to one another. Having said this, one also ...

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Fates Warning reveal new album title, artwork and release date

US progressive bunch Fates Warning have announced their first new album in over 8 years. The lads will be releasing Darkness In A Different Light this September via InsideOutMusic, their first studio album since 2004’s FWX. The album was produced by Matheos and mixed by long time engineer Phil Magnotti. Vocalist Ray Adler gave some comments on the new material ...

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The Safety Fire release new video for ‘Red Hatchet’

British progressive champions The Safety Fire have released a brand new video for their song, Red Hatchet. The track is taken from the upcoming album Mouth Of Swords which is due for release this September. Guitarist for The Safety Fire and producer for the record, Derya ‘Dez’ Nagle, gave his thoughts on the new video: “We had so much fun ...

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