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Proving that prog isn't just for dinosaurs!

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 247 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  1. Amberfield – Steady Brake
  2. All India Radio – Heirs Of Ineptune
  3. Alco Frisbass – Soufre Et Mercure
  4. Flash – Children Of The Universe
  5. Haken – Affinity.exe/Initiate/In Memoriam
  6. Eela Craig – Kyrie
  7. Delusion Squared – Devolution
  8. The Decemberists – The Crane Wife
  9. Tinyfish – All Hands Lost
  10. Crystal Palace – Scattered Shards
  11. Charlie Good – Tim The Enchanter/The Quest
  12. Stomu Yamashta – Go – Part 1
  13. Lord Of Works – There Will Come A Time
  14. The Regal Worm – Rose Rubus Smilax Vulkan
  15. The Prognosis – Inside My Head
  16. Hayley Griffiths – Aurora

iTunes/iPod users*: Just search for ‘Progzilla’ or subscribe to: http://podcasts.progzilla.com/cliff/podcast.xml

Enjoy!

This news story was originally published here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=22358&IdCompany=8

InsideOutMusic, the leading force in today’s progressive rock scene, celebrate their 25th anniversary of being a label in 2018, in what will be one of their biggest and busiest yet. Today they launch a specially priced, 35-track digital compilation, giving a glimpse of what InsideOut have been doing for the past few years. The collection features tracks from label mainstays like Devin Townsend Project, Steve Hackett, Spock’s Beard, Riverside, Enchant & The Tangent, as well as newer bands like Bent Knee, Caligula’s Horse, Perfect Beings & Sons of Apollo. Download/stream the compilation here: https://InsideOutMusic.lnk.to/25YearsOfInsideOutMusic

As previously announced, to coincide with the anniversary, two of their longest serving artists, Spock’s Beard & Roine Stolt’s The Flower King’s, will head out on a European co-headline tour in Winter 2018.

You can find the full list of dates below:
30th November – Cosmopolite, Oslo, Norway
1st December – Kulturhuset Studion, Stockholm, Sweden
2nd December – KB, Malmo, Sweden
4th December – Zeche, Bochum, Germany
5th December – Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
6th December – La Machine, Paris, France
7th December – De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
8th December – Hedon, Zwolle, Netherlands
9th December – Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
10th December – Academy Club, Manchester, UK

Formed back in 1993 in Kleve, Germany, the label made their name with acts such as Enchant, Spock’s Beard, Symphony X & The Flower Kings, many of whom they still work with now – a rarity in this day and age. Since that time, the label has played a key & continued role in the survival and resurgence of progressive rock in recent years, and has always prided itself on shining a light on leftfield music. Now the band count some of the biggest & most exciting bands amongst their roster, including Dream Theater, Steve Hackett, Devin Townsend, Sons of Apollo, Kansas, Haken, Riverside, Leprous & more. On the label’s 20th anniversary back in 2013, one of the labels founders, and current label-head Thomas Waber was given the Guiding Light award at the Progressive Music Awards, praising his aforementioned role in the continued celebration of progressive rock.

Many of InsideOut’s longest running relationships will see new albums released in the labels 25th year, including Spock’s Beard’s 13th album ‘Noise Floor’, a new collaborative project called The Sea Within that features Roine Stolt, Daniel Gildenlow & Jonas Reingold (all veterans of the label), a landmark live album from Devin Townsend filmed at a special performance at a Roman Theatre in Bulgaria, a new studio album from Riverside & much more.

This year will also see InsideOut release a whole host of lavish catalogue releases throughout 2018, including the second part of The Flower Kings ‘A Kingdom of Colours’ CD boxsets, a series of Devin Townsend high-end vinyl boxes, a CD collection covering the whole of Enchant’s illustrious career, & much more yet to be announced.

The Progressive Music Awards 2018 recently announced their nominations, with InsideOutMusic seeing 10 nominations in total, including Spock’s Beard for best international artist, as well as nods for Perfect Beings, Toundra, PFM, Sons of Apollo, Kino, Leprous & Caligula’s Horse. Find more details here: https://www.loudersound.com/features/vote-now-in-the-2018-progressive-music-awards

Watch out for more news throughout 2018!

INSIDEOUT MUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/InsideOutUSA
www.insideoutmusicshop.com

This news story was originally published here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=22356&IdCompany=8

Progressive Metal pioneers FATES WARNING are releasing their new live album entitled “Live Over Europe” today via InsideOutMusic worldwide.

Gathered during the group’s most recent European headlining run for FATES WARNING’s much acclaimed latest studio album “Theories Of Flight” in January 2018, “Live Over Europe” includes audio recordings from 8 different cities (Aschaffenburg / Germany, Belgrade / Serbia, Thessaloniki and Athens / Greece, Rome and Milan / Italy, Budapest / Hungary as well as Ljubljana / Slovenia) and a total of 23 songs in over 138 minutes of playing time, spanning 30 years of the group’s seminal career.

“Live Over Europe” was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Kreator, Symphony X) and mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios in Sweden and is available as limited 2CD Mediabook, Gatefold 3LP + Bonus-2CD or as Digital Album.

Here is the complete track-listing for the release:

Fates Warning “Live Over Europe (137:56) – Track Listing:
CD 1 (76:39):
1. From the Rooftops (Live 2018) (07:45)
2. Life in Still Water (Live 2018) (05:11)
3. One (Live 2018) (04:35)
4. Pale Fire (Live 2018) (04:10)
5. Seven Stars (Live 2018) (05:40)
6. SOS (Live 2018) (04:27)
7. Pieces of Me (Live 2018) (03:57)
8. Firefly (Live 2018) (05:04)
9. The Light and Shade of Things (Live 2018) (09:26)
10. Wish (Live 2018) (04:22)
11. Another Perfect Day (Live 2018) (04:18)
12. Silent Cries (Live 2018) (03:31)
13. And Yet it Moves (Live 2018) (14:05)
 
CD 2 (61:17):
1. Still Remains (Live 2018) (15:06)
2. Nothing Left to Say (Live 2018) (07:13)
3. Acquiescence (Live 2018) (04:21)
4. The Eleventh Hour (Live 2018) (08:12)
5. Point of View (Live 2018) (05:00)
6. Falling (Live 2018) (01:49)
7. A Pleasant Shade of Gray, Pt. IX (Live 2018) (04:17)
8. Through Different Eyes (Live 2018) (04:11)
9. Monument (Live 2018) (06:04)
10. Eye to Eye (Live 2018) (05:00)
 
Singles for “Live Over Europe” can be checked out here:
“Firefly”: https://youtu.be/n90v_ZQ-d4s
“The Light and Shade of Things”: https://youtu.be/rvT6GyrrhG4
“Life in Still Water”: https://youtu.be/FRHc7QEw2qQ
 
Order “Live Over Europe” here:
https://FatesWarning.lnk.to/LiveOverEurope
 
Or get the 2CD or 3LP (+ 2CD as bonus) from the InsideOutMusic webshop here:
https://www.insideoutshop.de/Artist/Fates_Warning/20823?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13
 
An unboxing video for “Live Over Europe“ can be seen here:
https://youtu.be/ueqNl5YlDoY
 
FATES WARNING’s latest release, their 12th studio album “Theories Of Flight”, not only gathered critical acclaim (Some soundcheck results being: Deaf Forever / Germany – # 1, Metal Hammer / Germany – # 2, Rock Hard / Germany – # 2, Aardschok / The Netherlands – # 2, Eclipsed / Germany – # 4, Powermetal-de /Germany – # 1), but also entered the sales charts in several countries across the globe with the following highest positions: Germany: # 12, Italy: # 80, The Netherlands: # 70,
Belgium (Flemish): # 175, USA: # 2 Billboard Heatseekers / # 62 Current Top 200 Albums.
 
Check out FATES WARNING’s “Theories Of Flight” here:
“SOS” video clip: https://youtu.be/bRXFODSZSxM
“Seven Stars” video clip: https://youtu.be/0hguUU-VYug
“White Flag” (Guitar play-through video): https://youtu.be/oIGnVSX1sT0
”White Flag“ (Drum and bass play-through video): https://youtu.be/dwtknUNsCx0
“From The Rooftops” (Lyric video): https://youtu.be/8kkJ8qtgLBY
Album teaser clip (excerpts of all songs): https://youtu.be/q1O7W9PKMEE
 
“Theories Of Flight” is available is still available in various formats from the IOM webshop here:
http://smarturl.it/theoriesINOstore
 
FATES WARNING – Line-Up 2018:
Ray Alder Vocals
Jim Matheos – Guitars
Joey Vera Bass and Vocals
Mike Abdow Guitars and Vocals
Bobby Jarzombek – Drums

FATES WARNING Online:
www.fateswarning.com
www.facebook.com/FatesWarning
https://twitter.com/fateswarning

 

INSIDEOUT MUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/InsideOutUSA
www.insideoutmusicshop.com

This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/next-meshuggah-album-wont-come-before-2020/
Next MESHUGGAH Album Won't Come Before 2020

Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake shared an update on the band’s new album and future plans in general, telling Hayley Leggs during a recent interview:

We’ll do a few more shows now in the summer, and then we’ll do probably South America in the fall. And apart from that, we don’t really know at this point.

We’re probably gonna do kind of a similar run next year for festivals – try to hit whatever festivals we couldn’t make match up this time; see if we can make another three- or four-week run next year.

But we have to start writing at some point, so this fall or in the wintertime, we’ll probably start writing for the next album. But the next album will not be out until 2020 at the earliest.

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This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/next-meshuggah-album-wont-come-before-2020/
Next MESHUGGAH Album Won't Come Before 2020

Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake shared an update on the band’s new album and future plans in general, telling Hayley Leggs during a recent interview:

We’ll do a few more shows now in the summer, and then we’ll do probably South America in the fall. And apart from that, we don’t really know at this point.

We’re probably gonna do kind of a similar run next year for festivals – try to hit whatever festivals we couldn’t make match up this time; see if we can make another three- or four-week run next year.

But we have to start writing at some point, so this fall or in the wintertime, we’ll probably start writing for the next album. But the next album will not be out until 2020 at the earliest.

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This week’s Prog-Watch is one of our semi-annual collaborations with the fine reviewers of The Progressive Aspect to bring you some of the Best of 2018 (So Far)! Nine fantastic pieces from nine of the best albums released so far this year and short reviews of each! With contributions from Mel Allen, Tony Colvill, Rob Fisher, Bob Mulvey, Roger Trenwith, Leo Trimming, and John Wenlock-Smith!

526: Some of the Best of 2018 (So Far)