Edition 203 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Fox Ache – Exodus (from Far Canal)
We Are Kin – I Won’t Go Back (from Bruised Sky)
Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne – Antarctica (from The Divide)
Nightmare Scenario – Gravity’s Pull (from Beyond What Is Real)
Thomas Giles – Devotion (feat. Jake Troth) (from Velcro Kid)
The C:Live Collective – The Fifth Estate – Part One (The Dictator Speaks) (from The Age of Insanity)
Marillion – Go! (from Marillion.com)
Iris – Memory Of Eagle (from Crossing the Desert)
Queen – The Prophet’s Song (from A Night At The Opera)
Led Zeppelin – No Quarter (from Houses of the Holy)
Pendragon – The Black Knight (from The Jewel)
Dagaband – Second Time Around (from Second Time Around)
The Red Paintings – Dead Adult (from The Revolution Is Never Coming)
The Dear Hunter – The Most Cursed of Hands / Who Am I (from Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional)
Magnum – Wild Swan (from Wings of Heaven)
King’s X – Goldilox (from Out Of The Silent Planet)
God Is An Astronaut – Elysian Fields (from A Moment Of Stillness)
65daysofstatic – Aren’t We All Running? (from The Fall of Math)
Bruce Soord – Familiar Patterns (from Bruce Soord)
Steven Wilson – Cut Ribbon (from Cut Ribbon)
Deep Purple – Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming (from Purpendicular)

Northern Star 18th July 2019


Theme Pallas – Northern Star


  1. Public Service Broadcasting – E.V.A.
  2. Juluka – Unkosibomvu-The Red King
  3. Opeth – Faith In Others
  4. The Tirith – The Sphinx
  5. The Tirith – Pioneers Of The Outer arm
  6. The Tirith – A Leap In The Dark/The Autumn of our days
  7. The Tirith – The Nostalgia Sequence
  8. Caravan – Winter Wine
  9. The Tirith – No More
  10. The Tirith – The Autumn Of Our Days
  11. Peter Gabriel – here Comes The flood
  12. Dave Sinclair – O Caroline
  13. Dream Theater – The Best of times

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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) — are pleased to announce the release of ‘Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony’ on the 30th August 2019.

‘Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony’ documents the band’s remarkable one-off performance at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria alongside a full orchestra & choir, playing tracks from their debut album ‘Psychotic Symphony’ as well as a selection of tracks by legendary bands. It will be available as a limited deluxe 3CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Artbook, Special Edition 3CD + DVD Digipak, Standalone Blu-Ray & Digital Album.

Today they launch a full clip of the band performing the Dream Theater track ‘Just Let Me Breathe’, a song from Mike & Derek’s time in the band. Watch it now here:

Mike comments: “In writing the setlist for Sons Of Apollo’s very first tour, I knew we had to include a few songs from the Dream Theater album ‘Falling Into Infinity’ which was the only full length studio album we did while Derek was in the band. I wanted to do ‘Just Let Me Breathe’ as it’s one of the deeper cuts on the album and I knew SOA would absolutely slay it! Between Bumble, Derek & Billy’s crazy guitar, keys & bass unison sections and Jeff’s overall driving, funky vocal delivery (with myself on the verses & chorus and Bumble on the bridge), I knew the Sons would breathe a whole new life into this track and even kick it up a few notches! Plus, as the song’s lyricist, I took artistic license and changed the lyric from ‘Shannon Hoon’ to ‘Chris Cornell’ to give it a little more relevance in 2019.”

Watch the trailer for the live release here: https://youtu.be/pw2wz-7cEp0 

Pre-orders for all formats are now available here:

Mike Portnoy comments: “I’ve released several dozen live albums through the years with about a dozen different bands, but I have to say that this live release from Sons Of Apollo may indeed be the most special one of them all!! Everything was aligned that evening: an absolutely beautiful Roman amphitheatre and a perfectly gorgeous summer evening, one set of SOA material and one set of specially chosen cover songs, and to top it all off being joined by a symphony orchestra and choir…it was a magical evening for everybody in attendance and now we can share it with the rest of the world immortalized in this incredible live package.

This package will serve as a nice souvenir to capture the band’s first year on tour and should tide over all of our fans while we complete work on our sophomore studio release that will coming in Jan 2020″

The track-listing is as follows:

CD 1:
1. God Of The Sun
2. Signs Of The Time
3. Divine Addiction
4. That Metal Show Theme  
5. Just Let Me Breathe
6. Billy Sheehan Bass Solo
7. Lost In Oblivion 
8. Jeff Scott Soto Solo Spot (The Prophet’s Song / Save Me)
9. Alive
10. The Pink Panther Theme
11. Opus Maximus

CD 2:
1. Kashmir
2. Gates Of Babylon
3. Labyrinth 
4. Dream On
5. Diary Of A Madman
6. Comfortably Numb
7. The Show Must Go On
8. Hell’s Kitchen 
9. Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo
10. Lines In The Sand

CD 3: 
1. Bumblefoot Guitar Spot
2. And The Cradle Will Rock
3. Coming Home

Released October 20th 2017 via InsideOutMusic / Sony, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is available as a 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes and extended booklet with an exclusive Studio Diary), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD (which comes with an etching on side D and the entire album on the CD), Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. It 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. Get your copy here: http://smarturl.it/SonsOfApolloPS 

PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY picked up fantastic reviews upon release, and got them a nomination at the Progressive Music Awards 2018 for Best International Band:

“Fuck the term ‘supergroup’, that’s not what this is about. Sons of Apollo are simply a group that are super.”Classic Rock

“Psychotic Symphony is fierce, loud, bewildering, brilliantly performed and monstrously entertaining.”Prog Magazine

“God-like in conception, stellar in ambition and perfection in delivery.”Metal Talk




Tom Robinson Band – Bully for You (live)

The Gift – Long Time Dead

Drifting Sun – Missing

FreddeGredde – Ocean Mind

Robert Webb – Grand Canyon

Genesis – Inside & Out

Marillion – The Leavers: IV. The Jumble of Days

Bellaphon – Firefly

Hans Lundin – House of Pain and Confusion

The Gift – We Are Connected (excerpt)

I have a lot of great stuff lined up for you on this week’s Prog-Watch! For starters, I’ll be catching you up on some of the latest Prog Rock releases from Izz, Pattern Seeking Animals, Introitus, Jordan Rudess, and Terry Draper, formerly of Klaatu! Plus, I’ll have a couple of listener dedications (Camel and U.K.), and there will also be a house call from THE DOCTOR, Rob Fisher, who will be taking us on a voyage of Progressive Discovery with the latest album by the Norwegian band Oak!


629: Variety + Oak on Progressive Discoveries


I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 298 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we spoke to Simon Godfrey and heard the following music:

  • Tinyfish – All Hands Lost (Live)
  • Thundercat – Them Changes
  • Freefall – Summerhouse
  • Genesis – Fading Lights
  • Kate Bush – Houdini
  • Simon Godfrey – The June Jar
  • Dario Marianelli – Evey Reborn
  • Simon Godfrey – No Stone Unturned
  • North Atlantic Oscillation – Elsewhere
  • Simon Godfrey – The Inaccurate Man (Ft. Peter Jones)
  • TesseracT – Phoenix
  • Shineback – Kill Devil Hills
  • Stevie Wonder – Living For The City
  • Valdez – Black Eyed Susans
  • Field Music – Let’s Write A Book
  • Tidehouse – Rain At Tangier
  • Pinegrove – Visiting
  • Rush – The Camera Eye
  • Tinyfish – Wide Awake at Midnight

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PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS is the brand new group featuring the talents of current & former Spock’s Beard members Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan & Dave Meros as well as long-time contributing songwriter-producer John Boegehold. The bands self-titled debut was recently released, and now they are pleased to launch a Jimmy Keegan drum play-through video for the track ‘These Are My Things’, and you can watch that here: https://youtu.be/o0glz6gYXCA  

John Boegehold comments of the new album release: “We’re all excited that everyone will finally get to hear the first of hopefully many albums from Pattern-Seeking Animals.

Watch a lyric video for ‘No Burden Left To Carry’ here: https://youtu.be/MZdqFcmjb9w

Listen to the single ‘The Same Mistakes Again’ here: https://youtu.be/M2Rf349ktmU

Watch the official video for ‘No One Ever Died and Made Me King’ here: https://youtu.be/wl7hYwca0uw

The album has already been receiving great reviews, find a few of them below:
shiny and soulful but spiky symphonic prog” – Prog Magazine
a strong album with top-notch performances from some of the best players in the prog world” – Sonic Perspectives
this album is a must have.” – Progressive Music Planet

Originally a vehicle for a few tracks John had been working on in early 2018, he quickly came up with enough music to work towards producing an album. With that in mind, he enlisted the talents of Jimmy Keegan (drums & vocals), Ted Leonard (vocals & guitar) & Dave Meros (bass), with Boegehold handling all the synths. He adds: “Besides live strings on a few songs and a female backing vocalist on another, it was all done between the four of us with Dave and Ted ending up as co-writers on some of the material.

With the band obviously being closely associated with Spock’s Beard, John was conscious of exploring different avenues with Pattern-Seeking Animals, whether it was song structures, vocal arrangements, synth sounds or emotional textures. “Pattern-Seeking Animals was a clean slate so I found myself drawing on a few different musical influences and using some contemporary production ideas and sounds that I probably wouldn’t use with SB for various reasons.

The album will be released on limited CD digipak, gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album. Order now here: https://patternseekinganimals.lnk.to/PatternSeekingAnimals

The track-listing is as follows:
1. No Burden Left To Carry
2. The Same Mistakes Again
3. Orphans Of The Universe
4. No One Ever Died And Made Me King
5. Fall Away
6. These Are My Things
7. We Write The Ghost Stories
8. No Land’s Man
9. Stars Along The Way

As John notes, as the project came together it quickly became apparent that they would want to take this material out live: “Originally it was intended to be a recording project but as it was coming together we started talking seriously about doing it as a live band. Because of the complexity of a lot of the material, it’ll require an additional musician or two to pull it off live. The plan is to tour as much as possible and to come out with a new album at least once a year. In fact, work on the second album is already well under way.



Edition 195 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Threshold – Fist of Tongues
Brutai – Die
Aeon Zen – The First and Only Line
The Phantom of Phobos – Collide
Dreadnought – Besieged

Epic at 11: Redemption – Something Wicked This Way Comes

Phaeton – March of the Synthetics
Mendel – Descending Upon Hades

Album of the Week: Conception – In Your Multitude

Under A Mourning Star
A Million Goda
In Your Multitude

Pain of Salvation – The Big Machine

Mainstream music listeners consider classic progressive rock ‘diving deep’.

But if you’re a Prog aficionado, you long for more than that.  Much lies beneath the surface, if you just dive in a bit deeper.

But isn’t that what you count on The Progressive Tracks Show for… to do the deep diving for you?  Why, right you are!

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 160 now!).


  • Altın Gün – “Şoför Bey” from Gece on ATO Records (2019)
  • Trojka – “Penger” from Tre Ut on Apollon Records (2019)
  • Dizzy Mystics – “Letter” from Wanderlost on Dizzy Mystics (2019)
  • The Case For Us – “She’s Venus” from Tunnel Vision on Cloud Cuckoo Records (2019)
  • Dreamtime – “Of Nautilus Descent” from Tidal Mind on Cardinal Fuzz (2019)
  • Trojan Horse – “Hammer & Spike (Version 2) from Wicker-EP on Trojan Horse (2019)
  • Mark Wingfield & Gary Husband – “The Golden Thread” from Tor & Vale on MoonJune Records (2019)
  • Cantrip – “Low T, Bro?” from Authentic Luxury on Cantrip (2019)
  • Jordsjø – “Stifinner” from Nattfiolen on Karisma Records (2019)
  • Cantrip – “Full Boat” from Authentic Luxury on Cantrip (2019)
  • Altın Gün – “Leyla” from Gece on ATO Records (2019)
  • Dreamtime – “Tidal Mind” from Tidal Mind on Cardinal Fuzz (2019)
  • Red Kite – “Focus On Insanity” from Red Kite on RareNoise (2019)

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

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Edition 166 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (and 386 in the total life of the show since 2011), first broadcast Sunday 14 July, is now alaso ready for you to stream anytime or download.

Two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive music. A competition to win the latest CD by Welsh proggers Times Up (closes 10pm UK Wed 17 July), and my special guest is Dave Cureton, talking all things IO Earth.

And Here’s Your Playlist

1 Freedom to Glide – Escape to Survive (Seed)
2 Spaceport Union – Blue Marble (Permanent Frequency)
3 Nemezis – With No Return (Nemezis)
4 Noibla – Utani (Faux Pas)
** Times Up Competition – 2 CD’s to be won! **
5 Times Up – 21 Grammes of Starlight Glow (Black Wing and Prayer)
** Interview with Dave Cureton of IO Earth **
6 IO earth – Find a Way (Solitude)
** Review of The Gift – Antenna – from The Progressive Aspect **
7 The Gift – Changeling (Antenna)
8 Nova Cascade – A Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows (Title track)
9 Ghost – Miasma (Prequelle)
10 Angel – Sunday Morning (Angel)
11 England – Midnight Madness (Garden Shed)
12 Aphrodites Child – Altamont (666)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in radio app and on internet radios):

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2100UTC) – main broadcast
Tuesdays 0300-0500 UK (0200UTC) – For North America – Mon 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern
Tuesdays 2300-0100UK (2200 UTC) – 1500 Pacific/1800 Eastern
Saturdays 6-8pm UK (1700 UTC) – Family friendly Saturday evening repeat

Your melodic and symphonic progressive rock music suggestions for the show are very welcome. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill