Tag Archives: Spock’s Beard

Pattern-Seeking Animals

Pattern-Seeking Animals raise some Prehensile Tales

Pattern-Seeking Animals (humans who seek out patterns which may/may not exist) were originally put together as a recording project in 2019 by keyboard man John Boegenhold, a man highly regarded in prog rock circles as a songwriter and producer, but following on from the critically well-received reception given to their eponymous debut album, they’ve now released their second album and ...

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SPOCK’S BEARD

Spock’s Beard have always been about moving forward and attempting to do something different

Spock’s Beard are an American progressive/symphonic rock band who, in many ways symbolise the ethos of what Prog rock is all about. The ethos of Spock’s Beard has always been about moving forward and attempting to do something different. That they can still do this despite the loss of the stellar talented prog legend Neil Morse says something about the ...

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MORSEFEST LIVE!

Out soon is Neal Morse – Morsefest 2014 Testimony and One Live featuring over five hours of live performances of solo material by the singer/multi-instrumentalist alongside modern classics from his times with Spock’s Beard and Transatlantic. Recorded live in Nashville on November 14-15th 2014 and available as two Blu-Ray or special edition two DVD/four CD editions, it features long-time collaborators ...

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Prog Rockers Unite For Charity EP

A newly recorded song version of Steve Hackett’s ‘Spectral Mornings’ has been released as a special charity EP in aid of the Parkinson’s Society UK featuring a number of performers well known on the prog rock scene. The players include former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett himself, Big Big Train’s David Longdon on lead vocals, with Magenta’s Cristina Booth also featured on ...

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Review: Flying Colors – Second Nature

Former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy has a thing about extra-curricular activities come side projects and bands (The Winery Dogs being his latest). With former Spock’s Beard keyboardist/vocalist Neal Morse he formed Transatlantic, and that pairing have gone on as Flying Colors (USA spelling not mine), adding the non-related current Deep Purple/Ex-Kansas guitarist Steve Morse and his former Dixie Dregs ...

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Spock’s Beard release new video for ‘Submerged’

Prog-rock band Spock’s Beard have released a new video for their song Submerged. Submerged is taken from the band’s latest record titled Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep which has been given rave reviews by most music publications. Band member Alan Morse gave his thoughts on the new video: “This is the best video we’ve done yet, we’re really proud of ...

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Sound of Contact reveal album teaser

Sound of Contact, featuring son of Genesis’ Phil Collins; Simon Collins, have revealed a teaser video showcasing clips from their upcoming album, Dimensionaut. Check out the teaser below: Sound of Contact recently played their first show together in support of Marillion. Simon commented: “It was a thrill playing our first Sound of Contact show at the Marillion Weekend in Montreal ...

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Spock’s Beard Release New Video!

This week has not only seen prog-rock mob Spock’s Beard release their highly-anticipated album Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep, but also unveil a brand new lyric video for Afterthoughts. The album is available to buy from HERE. Check out the single below. May will see the group hit the UK alongside Beardfish and Sound of Contact. The dates are as ...

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Spock’s Beard Premiere New Track!

Following the announcement of their upcoming European tour, prog pioneers Spock’s Beard have premiered their brand new track – Something Very Strange – on Prog Rock Magazine’s website! The single comes from the band’s upcoming album – Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep – which is due for release on the 25th March 2013 via InsideOut Music. Of the new track, guitarist Alan ...

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Spock’s Beard Announce UK/Euro Tour!

After announcing the release of their upcoming studio album – Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep – prog-rock masters Spock’s Beard have announced that they will be heading out on tour in celebration of InsideOut Music’s 20th Anniversary! Joining them on the European trek will be Swedish mob Beardfish and newcomers Sound of Contact. Of the announcement, the band says: “We ...

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