EppyFest – the eclectic music festival run by Ian Fairholm of the Epileptic Gibbon Podcast and Progzilla Radio – will join together with the Summer’s End Festival organisation for its 2018 edition.

The Gloucestershire-based festival has run every year since 2012, and past performers have included The William D. Drake band, Judy Dyble, The Korgis vs. Stackridge, Firefly Burning, Henry Fool, The Fierce and the Dead, Sanguine Hum, Schnauser and Trojan Horse.

Stephen Lambe – co-promoter of the Summer’s End and Winter’s End Progressive Rock Festivals with Huw Lloyd-Jones, explains why they felt so compelled to add Eppyfest to their roster of events:

Eppyfest is unique. No other festival in the UK combines rock, folk, jazz and contemporary classical music in such a fantastic way. As fans of the festival -and I’ve been to all but one – our intention is to give Eppyfest the budget and the organisational back up to secure its future and help it reach a wider audience, while freeing up Ian to concentrate on what he loves most – pulling the line up together.

Ian Fairholm comments:

Putting EppyFest together over the past six years has been immense fun but also immensely challenging. I’ve had a strong desire to keep the festival going and allow it to grow, and with the help of Stephen and Huw, who have made the Summer’s End Festival such a success, I now see that as a definite reality. EppyFest will maintain its own distinctive character but this new partnership will help it to flourish in 2018.

Eppyfest 2018 is already in the planning stage, and will take place as usual in late July, expanding to a Friday evening and Saturday afternoon and evening. It will move from its previous home in Stroud to a new venue in the Cheltenham area.

Advance “Superstar” tickets, for anyone wanting to provide extra financial support with this new expanded EppyFest experience, will be available soon, as will full details of the new venue and date.

www.eppyfest.co.uk
www.summersend.co.uk

This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/news/steven-wilson-nowhere-now-video/
What to Expect from STEVEN WILSON's "To the Bone" Album

Steven Wilson has launched a video for the song “Nowhere Now” taken from his recently released, fifth studio album To the Bone. Watch it below.

The video, directed by long-time collaborator Lasse Hoile, was shot on location at the Atacama Large Millimeter Array in Chile. The song was described as a “gloriously soaring paean to the joys of everyday escapism.

Along with the release of the new video, Wilson has also announced that he will play a third show at the Royal Albert Hall in London on March 29th next year. About this third concert, Steven commented:

I know that some fans may consider attending all 3 nights, and to those people I say that while each night will have a fair amount of overlap in the repertoire, I will aim for there to be at least something special and unique on each night, though I’m not quite sure what that will be yet!

Tickets for this show will go on sale on Friday (September 22) via Gigs And Tours.

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The Progressive Tracks Show #228 (Escapism… Heading South), originally broadcast on Friday, September 15, 2017, is now available to download or listen to anytime you desire.

Last week’s show was reflective and probably quite dark for you.  This week we’ll go the opposite way and escape.  Direction: South.  Change is good; inner change is even better!

PLAYLIST:

  • Mondo Drag “Zephyr” from Mondo Drag on Kozmik Artifactz
  • Os Mutantes “Once Upon A Flight” from Fool Metal Jack on Krian Music Group
  • Red Sun Cult “Sudden Blast” from Red Sun Cult on Red Sun Cult
  • Red Sun Cult “Below My Grave” from Red Sun Cult on Red Sun Cult
  • Los Acidos “Excentricidad” from Los Acidos on Los Acidos
  • Chicos de Nazca “Keep It Strong” from Ether on 682110 Records DK
  • Vago Sagrado “Hermanos” from Vago Sagrado on All Carajo
  • Necro “Azul Profundo” from Adiante on Independent
  • The Myrrors “Organ Mantra” from Hasta la Victoria on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records
  • La Hell Gang “The Beginning Remains The End” from Thru Me Again on Kemado Records
  • Los Dug Dugs “Hagamoslo Ahora (2a Parte)” from Smog on RCA
  • Fuzzkrank “Black Monolith” from Fuzzkrank on Independent

If you have comments (always welcome), or suggestions for show topics/music, feel free to contact me anytime via email:  ProgTracks@KPTZ.org

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

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This news story was originally published here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=22037&IdCompany=8

“Central District” is the first single by Italian progressive legends PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI (PFM). The song has been released simultaneously in its English and Italian version (“Quartiere Generale”), and marks the first brand new track after 14 years. It comes from the new album “Emotional Tattoos”, which will be released worldwide via InsideOutMusic on October 27, 2017 as English and Italian version.
The different language versions offer completely different lyrics, making the track even more accessible for an international and Italian audience.

You can listen to both tracks here:
“Central District”: https://youtu.be/5Wdmu1sleWE
“Quartiere Generale”: https://youtu.be/qRUTGIsaNqo

“Emotional Tattoos” is an album that looks towards the future as the artwork clearly shows. Created by Stefano and Mattia Bonora with art direction by ArtKademy and concept by Aereostella, it was revealed as an impressive mural painting in Milan, Italy. The band explains:

“On the album cover we can see a spaceship headed by Franz and Patrick, which leads the fans in unexplored territory: The new PFM’s world where music has not only one identity but embraces many different musical genres. “Emotional Tattoos” is an album which will print feelings on your skin.”
“Emotional Tattoos” is already available for pre-ordering in various formats. If you pre-order the digital album, you will instantly receive the first single “Central District” and its Italian counterpart “Quartiere Generale”.

“Emotional Tattoos” formats include:
– Black 2LP+2CD (English vinyl plus English & Italian album on 2CD)
– Limited transparent orange 2LP+CD (Italian vinyl plus Italian CD / only released in Italy, outside Italy you can order it here: http://bit.ly/PFM-IOMshop)
– Special Edition 2CD Digipak (English plus Italian album / International version)
– 2CD Jewelcase (English plus Italian album / US version)
– CD Jewelcase (Italian album only / only released in Italy)
– Digital album (includes English & Italian album)
Order it now! http://smarturl.it/PFM-EmotionalTattoos

Furthermore, PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI have announced various new live shows:
September 29, 2017 Modena – Piazza Roma (Italy)
September 30, 2017 Montesarchio (BN) loc. Cirignano – Piazza San Sebastiano (Italy)
November 14, 2017 Torino – Teatro Colosseo (Italy)
November 15, 2017 Genova – Teatro Carlo Felice (Italy)
November 25, 2017 Zoetermeer – De Borderij (Netherlands)
December 01, 2017 Padova – Gran Teatro Geox (Italy)
December 02, 2017 Varese – Teatro Openjobmetis (Italy)
January 09, 2018 Tokyo – Billboard Live (Japan)
January 10, 2018 Tokyo – Billboard Live (Japan)
January 11, 2018 Osaka – Billboard Live (Japan)
January 31, 2018 Bologna – Teatro Duse (Italy)
March 02, 2018 Milano – Teatro Dal Verme (Italy)
March 10, 2018 Brescia – PalaBrescia (Italy)
March 11, 2018 Santa Maria degli Angeli – Teatro Lyrick (Italy)
March 12, 2018 Roma – Teatro Olimpico (Italy)
March 13, 2018 Napoli – Teatro Augusteo (Italy)
April 09-16 Brazilian Tour – Exact dates to be announced soon!!!
May 03, 2018 Ciudad de Mexico – BlackBerry Hall (Mexico)
May 06, 2018 Gettysburg – Majestic Theater (USA)
May 12, 2018 Legnano – Teatro Galleria (Italy)

Ticket links and more info can be found on www.pfmworld.com

PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI is a very eclectic and exuberant band with a distinctive style that combines the powerful expression of rock, progressive and classical music into one fascinating entity. Formed in 1971 and celebrating its live debut in the same year opening for Yes in Milano, the band quickly gained a prominent place on the international scene by making it to the Billboard charts (for 1973’s ‘Photos Of Ghosts’), winning a Gold record in Japan while constantly ruling the charts in their home country up until today. Recently, PFM was honoured with position #50 in the “UK Classic Rock Hall of Fame” of the 100 most important artists in the world.

PREMIATA FORNERIA MARCONI
http://www.pfmworld.com
https://www.facebook.com/premiataforneriamarconiofficial/

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SONG AVAILABLE ON ALL DIGITAL OUTLETS NOW

September 15, 2017 — SONS OF APOLLO–former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force)-have just released the video for “Coming Home” from their highly anticipated debut album, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY. Watch now here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_1N8kVYfkE

The song is now available on all digital outlets starting today. Set for release on October 20 via InsideOutMusic / Sony, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY, is now available to pre-order on 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD, Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. Pre-order now here: http://smarturl.it/SonsOfApolloPS

“‘Coming Home’ immediately felt like the SONS OF APOLLO ‘grand entrance’ as soon as we wrote the song,” says Portnoy. “Almost like a fighter entering the ring. I knew this had to be the first video and first time people see us playing together. The video was shot at Ocean Studios in Burbank, CA, where we wrote and recorded the album. So you’re essentially seeing the exact place and environment that SONS OF APOLLO was born.”

“I assume most people’s expectations of the band from its lineup is for SOA to be a self-indulgent ‘wank-fest’ (and granted, there are three 10-minute Prog epics on the album!), but ‘Coming Home’ is an example that we are just as much a rock band cut from the cloth of classic bands like Van Halen as well.”

The full track-listing of PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is as follows:
1. God of The Sun
2. Coming Home
3. Signs of the Time
4. Labyrinth
5. Alive
6. Lost In Oblivion
7. Figaro’s Whore
8. Divine Addiction
9. Opus Maximus

An album teaser can be seen on InsideOutMusic’s YouTube page here: https://youtu.be/kPN2DttzlZQwww.google.de

PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater.

SONS OF APOLLO got together very organically, as Portnoy explains: “Derek and I reunited shortly after I left Dream Theater in 2010 and we put together an all-instrumental touring band with he and I, Billy Sheehan, and Tony MacAlpine. That was my first time working with Derek since the ’90s when he was in Dream Theater and it was just great to be working with him again. Ever since that tour, which was really just a one-off live thing, he has been nudging me to start a real, original, full-time band. The timing just had never been right, because I had too many other things on my plate. Long story short, the time was finally right to take the bait and put together a band.”

“Mike and I work at a relentless pace in the studio,” continues Sherinian. “The music is modern, but we have an old school soul. What is unique about SONS OF APOLLO is that we have true rock n’ roll swagger along with the virtuosity– a lethal combination!”

But what to call the next great supergroup? “Derek was mainly the one behind the name,” says Portnoy. “I have a list that I keep on my phone of about a hundred different band names, which I constantly have to refer to every time I have a new band every year (laughs). So, I pulled up the list and Apollo was one of the names on the list. It was a word that both of us really liked. We started fiddling with different variations of the word. One of the original band names we were working with was Apollo Creed, the character from the ‘Rocky’ movies, but after lots of different discussions on different variations, Derek suggested SONS OF APOLLO and it seemed to stick. Apollo is the God of Music so with that in mind it seemed like a fitting name.”

Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian and Billy Sheehan previously toured together in 2012 and 2013 as PSMS (along with guitarist Tony MacAlpine), playing all instrumental versions from each of their previously recorded music. SONS OF APOLLO is the next logical progression by adding a vocalist and creating all-original material. The band incorporates the progressive style and individual technical prowess that Portnoy & Sherinian shared together in Dream Theater combined with the swagger and groove of Van Halen, Deep Purple and Led Zeppelin.

“I have known Mike and Derek for a long time, so when they came to me with Sons of Apollo, I jumped on this straight away,” says Thomas Waber, Label Manager/A&R International of InsideOutMusic. “However, the album they ended up recording exceeded my already high expectations by a long mile! We couldn’t be happier about it!”

SONS OF APOLLO will hit the road in 2018 for their first worldwide tour.

SONS OF APOLLO online:
www.sonsofapollo.com
www.facebook.com/SonsOfApollo1
www.Twitter.com/SonsOfApollo1

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Northern Star   14th Sept  2017

Northern Star  Pallas Theme

  • Arena – Valley of the Kings
  • Porcupine Tree – Dislocated days
  • Blind Guardian – The Script for my requiem
  • King Crimson – Dinosaur
  • Jethro Tull – Valley
  • Ozric Tentacles – Neurochasm
  • Marillion – Out of This world
  • Anekdoten – – This far from the sky
  • Glass hammer – Lilusion
  • Primus – Southbound Pachyderm
  • Spiritualized – Medication
  • The Tea party – Drawing Down the moon
  • Meshuggah – Soul Burn
  • Shadow Gallery – Ghostship Strom
  • White Willow – Lord of Light
  • Saga – Snake Oil
  • Tony Banks – Walls of sound
  • Galahad – Exorcising demons
  • The Flower Kings – Theme for a hero
  • Spocks Beard – On The edge
  • Pink Floyd – The great gig In the sky

 

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Northern Star   7th Sept  2017

Northern Star  Pallas Theme

 

 

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Northern Star   31st August 2017

Northern Star  Pallas Theme

Drifting Sun Album launch Interview with Pat Ganger Sanders of the band

https://driftingsun.bandcamp.com/album/twilight

  • Daniel Cavanagh – With or without You
  • Drifting sun – Twilight
  • Drifting Sun – Jamie Was A vampire
  • Drifting Sun – Wings of Hope
  • Drifting Sun – The Last Supper
  • Drifting Sun – Lost Knight
  • Drifting Sun – Soldiers
  • Scorpions – Drifting Sun
  • Kansas – Crowded isolation
  • Frost* – Towerblock
  • Godley & Creme – The Party
  • Klaus Nomi – Total Eclipse
  • Led Zeppelin – No Quarter

 

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