Northern Star 14th February  2019

To Love, be Loved and to Lose Love!

Theme Pallas – Northern Star

  1. Jimi Hendrix Experience – …And the gods made love
  2. Headgirl – Please Don’t Touch
  3. Jon & Vangelis – Love is?
  4. Ayreon – Day 11: Love
  5. Beggars Opera – I Gave you love
  6. John Wetton – Starless
  7. 10cc – Marriage Bureau Rendezvous
  8. Steve Hackett – Hoping Love will last
  9. Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The Reaper
  10. Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush – Don’t Give Up
  11. Anathema – Ariel
  12. Alan Reed & Kim Seviour – Love Song
  13. Discipline – Carmilla
  14. The Pineapple Thief – We Love you
  15. Genesis – Cinema Show
  16. Godley & Creme – Cry
  17. Hawkwind – The Demented man
  18. King Crimson – Moonchild
  19. Supertramp – Two Of us
  20. Midge Ure – No Regrets
  21. Dark Beauty – My Abyss
  22. Kevin Gilbert – Song for a dead friend
  23. Peter Hammill – Ophelia
  24. Porcupine tree – Trains
  25. Jethro Tull – Cross Eyed Mary
  26. Haken _ Celestial Elixir


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Edition 87

It Bites – Strange But True
Red Bazar – Rocky Bone Runway
John Holden – Tears From The Sun
Maschine – Hidden In Plain Sight
Slugabed – Time 2 Let It Go
Allan Holdsworth – Nuages
Stanley Holloway – Guarding The Gasworks
Anderson & Stolt – Chase And Harmony
Lonely Robot – Everglow
Steve Hackett – The Cinema Show (Live)
Steve Hackett – Aisle Of Plenty (Live)
Beyond The Fringe – One Leg Too Few
Red Bazar – Nothing Left
Christina Boothe – Deep Ocean
Big Big Train – Swan Hunter
Bill Bressler – The Guitarist
Sir Smasham Uppe – E. V. Rieu – Gary Watson
Tiger Moth Tales – Toad Of Toad Hall (Live)

Proving that prog isn't just for dinosaurs!

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 276 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  • PeerGynt Lobogris – Moonwalker
  • Cheeto’s Magazine – Cheese Cheater
  • Karfagen – Dragon Island Suite (Part 1)
  • Yes – Tempus Fugit
  • The Emerald Dawn – As Darkness Falls
  • Joost Maglev – Angel
  • Rush – Natural Science
  • Kinetic Element – Epistle
  • Panzerpappa – Kantonesisk Kanotur
  • Mike Oldfield – Mirage
  • Duke 72 – Rust And Stars
  • Ekseption – The 5th
  • Ekseption – Peace Planet
  • Ekseption – Toccata
  • Tom Slatter – Butcher Boy
  • La Stazione Delle Frequenze – Il Sentiero Del Vento Pt. 1
  • Tim Blake – Passage Sur La Cite Des Revelations
  • Pymlico – Gabagool
  • Pymlico – Ghost Notes
  • Red Bazar – Liar
  • Wally – Giving
  • Peter Gabriel – Wallflower

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Edition 181 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Tim Bowness – I Go Deeper (from Flowers At The Scene)
Lazuli – On Nous Ment Comme On Respire (from Réponse incongrue à l’inéluctable)
Miriodor – Peinturé dans le coin (from Signal 9)
Heliopolis – Elegy (from City Of The Sun)
Transatlantic – Mystery Train (from SMPTe)
Marillion – The Uninvited Guest (from Seasons End)
Pink Floyd – Keep Talking (from The Division Bell)
Arena – Moviedrome (from Immortal?)
Argent – Keeper Of The Flame (from Nexus)
Montrose – Space Station No. 5 (from Montrose)
Mystery – One Among The Living (from One Among The Living)
GPS – Window To The Soul (from Window To The Soul)
A Vinter – Never Be The Same (from Never Be The Same)
Motherjane – Clay Play (from Clay Play)
Amplifier – Panzer (from Amplifier)
Tinyfish – God Eat God (from Tinyfish)
Flamborough Head – Schoolyard Fantasy (from Unspoken Whisper)
Methexis – Those Howling Wolves (from The Fall of Bliss)
Arcane Roots – Slow Dance (from Heaven & Earth)
The Darkness – Black Shuck (from Permission To Land)
Fish On Friday – She Colours The Rainbow (from Godspeed)
Spock’s Beard – In The Mouth Of Madness (from The Kindness Of Strangers)
Times Up – Black Wing and Prayer (from Black Wing and Prayer)

Edition 173 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Seventh Wonder – Welcome to Mercy Falls
Soen – Opponent
Swallow the Sun – When a Shadow Is Forced into the Light
Semistereo – Leap Into Flames
Aver – Disorder

Epic at 11: Scardust – Sands of Time (Parts I-V)

Riverside – Cybernetic Pillow
Kamelot – Ashes to Ashes

Album of the Week: Animals As Leaders – Weightless

To Lead You to an Overwhelming Question
An Infinite Regression
Earth Departure

Gojira – The Heaviest Matter Of The Universe

This news story was originally published here:

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, the legendary Italian progressive rock band, is proud to announce the worldwide signing with Inside Out Music / Sony Music group. Their new record ‘Transiberiana’ will be the first studio album in 25 years and is scheduled to be released on April 26, 2019.

Thomas Waber of InsideOutMusic comments: “We are really honored to be working with one of the most legendary and important prog bands to have ever come out of Italy. There is a lot of history and I hope we can really help them on this new album!

Founding member Vittorio Nocenzi states: “I’m happy after working such a long time on this new Banco del Mutuo Soccorso album for Inside Out. It fills me with joy and satisfaction as I was truly inspired from the very beginning! For too many years, the band was only dedicated to live performances, so it was about time we would go back to composing, playing and producing new stuff! By choosing the ‘Transiberiana’ concept for this new piece of work, there are two main issues I’d like to point out: first the new Banco line up consisting of great musicians and great people, secondly, the presence of my two sons in the project: Michelangelo co-writing the album and Mario Valerio, who took care of a marketing and communication strategy related to it. These two elements have been the best gifts I could possibly imagine to receive! And this is an extra motivation if ever needed to do my best for reaching our goals.
I can only wish fans will enjoy this incredible project and look forward to see them live when we will go out to perform the album and classic Banco-tracks around the globe with Filippo Marcheggiani (lead guitar), Nicola Di Già (rhythm guitar), Fabio Moresco (drums), Marco Capozi (bass), our singer Tony D’Alessio and myself!

The last Banco del Mutuo Soccorso album, ‘13’, was released back in 1994 and after all those years and the loss of two historical former members, the band is back to confirm its place in the international progressive music scene.

‘Transiberiana’ will feature the following track-listing:

1. Stelle sulla terra (6:06)
2. L’imprevisto (3:29)
3. La discesa dal treno (6:16)
4. L’assalto dei lupi (5:35)
5. Campi di Fragole (3:36)
6. Lo sciamano (4:01)
7. Eterna Transiberiana (6:20)
8. I ruderi del gulag (6:06)
9. Lasciando alle spalle (1:47)
10. Il grande bianco (6:33)
11. Oceano: Strade di sale (3:39)

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (which translates to “Bank of Mutual Relief”) were formed in Rome, Italy back in 1969 and under the influence of British greats Gentle Giant, Genesis, Jethro Tull and Emerson, Lake & Palmer forged a truly original sound equally complex, melodic and dynamic. In 2019, ‘Transiberiana’ will prove that this style is very much intact and creative mastermind Vittorio Nocenzi promises an “autobiographical journey” lyrically, musically and in terms of concept. ‘Transiberiana’ is not only an impressive new album by Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, but also reflects upon a storied career and redefines what the group is all about.

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso is:
Vittorio Nocenzi (piano, keyboards and voice)
Filippo Marcheggiani (guitar)
Nicola Di Già (rhythm guitar)
Marco Capozi (bass)
Fabio Moresco (drums)
Tony D’Alessio (lead vocal)



This news story was originally published here:

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Edition 172 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Oceanborn – Lifting the Veil
Kosm -Space Mead
Nailed to Obscurity – Tears of the Eyeless
Pain of Salvation – Black Hills
Vanden Plas – Judas

Epic at 11: Prymary – The Enemy Inside (parts 1 to 5)

HeKz – The Light Fantastic
Acolyte – Perceptions

Album of the Week: Devin Townsend – Presents: Ziltoid The Omniscient

By Your Command
Solar Winds

Leprous – Angel

10th  February 2019

The Progmeister On Progzilla

  1. Asia – View From The Bridge
  2. Colin Bass – Goodbye To Albion
  3. Mog & The Watertribe – Innocent Man
  4. Utopia – Utopia Theme (live)
  5. NEWS
  6. The Lens – Frost & Fire
  7. XTC – Dear God
  8. Goldfrapp – Lovely Head
  9. Guided By Voices – Blink Blank
  10. Roine Stolt – Rio Grande
  11. Richard Wright – Holiday
  12. Steve Hackett – Under The Eye Of The Sun
  13. Tangerine Dream – Towards The Evening Star
  14. Supertramp – Better Days
  15. Mary Black – Fat Valley Of Pain
  16. Japan – Quiet Life
  17. Steely Dan – Cousin Dupree
  18. Dogs Die In Hot Cars – Apples & Oranges
  19. Kraan – Mox

The Progmeister Theme (Theme to Miss Marple) Ron Goodwin

Asteroid – Pete Morgan

Edition 180 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


The Mute Gods – Atheists & Believers (from Atheists & Believers)
Darwin’s Radio – Eccentric Orbits (from Eyes of the World)
Abigail’s Ghost – Visceral (from D_Letion)
IQ – Red Dust Shadow (from Dark Matter)
Pallas – Falling Down (from XXV)
The Gift – All These Things (from Why The Sea Is Salt)
Genesis – Say It’s Alright Joe (from …And Then There Were Three…)
Whitesnake – Belgian Tom’s Hat Trick (from Trouble)
Von Hertzen Brothers – Flowers And Rust (from Nine Lives)
Guns N’ Roses – Madagascar (from Chinese Democracy)
Gavin Harrison & 05Ric – The Man Who Sold Himself (from The Man Who Sold Himself)
No-Man – Returning Jesus (from Returning Jesus)
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Almost Cut My Hair (from Déjà Vu)
Jethro Tull – To Cry You A Song (from Benefit)
Wisdom Of Crowds – Pleasure (from Wisdom Of Crowds)
Frost* – Snowman (from Milliontown)
Budgie – We’re All Living In Cuckooland (from You’re All Living In Cuckooland)
Demon – Spaced Out Monkey (from Spaced Out Monkey)
Bluehorses – Mad Tom’s Song (from Ten Leagues Beyond The Wild Worlds End)
Big Big Train – The Last English King (from Bard)
Massive Attack – Angel (from Mezzanine)
Archive – Bullets (from Controlling Crowds (Parts I-III))
Anekdoten – What Should But Did Not Die (from Gravity)
KingBathmat – King of the Fairies (from Son of a Nun)
Soen – Lotus (from Lotus)