All posts for the month November, 2018

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Having just completed a first and highly successful European touring run in support of their seventh and much acclaimed studio album “Wasteland”, Polish Rock masters RIVERSIDE are now announcing next touring runs for Europe and North America, as well as some festival appearances for 2019 as follows:

RIVERSIDE – Wasteland European Tour 2019
06.03. Prague (Czech Republic) – Palac Akropolis
07.03. Bratislava (Slovakia) – Majestic
09.03. Budapest (Hungary) – A38
10.03. Bucharest (Romania) – Quantic Club / Soundart Festival
12.03. Sofia (Bulgaria) – City Stage
13.03. Belgrade (Serbia) – Dom Omladine
14.03. Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Kino Šiška
16.03. Rome (Italy) – Largo
17.03. Milan (Italy) – Magnolia
18.03. Toulouse (France) – Le Rex
19.03. Cognac (France) – Les Abattoirs
21.03. Bristol (UK) – SWX
22.03. Leeds (UK) – Stylus
23.03. Glasgow (UK) – SWG3
24.03. Birmingham (UK) – The Mill
26.03. Zwolle (The Netherlands) – Hedon
28.03. Copenhagen (Denmark) – Viften
29.03. Gothenburg (Sweden) – Stenhammarsalen
30.03. Oslo (Norway) – Cosmopolite
31.03. Stockholm (Sweden) – Kraken
02.04. Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi
03.04. Jyväskylä (Finland) – Lutakko
04.04. Tampere (Finland) – Olympia
05.04. Tallinn (Estonia) – Rock Cafe

You can find tickets for all European shows as well as all the dates of Riverside’s upcoming North American Tour 2019 here:

RIVERSIDE – Live 2019:
04.-09.02. Tampa to Key West & Cozumel – Cruise To The Edge
20.07. Maidstone (UK) – Ramblin’ Man Fair Festival
24.07. Worpswede (Germany) – Music Hall
25.07. Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) – De Boerderij
27.07. Breitenbach (Germany) – Burg Herzberg Festival
17.08. Bonn (Germany) – KUNST!RASEN Classic Rock Night Festival + Jethro Tull & Fish

RIVERSIDE’s Mariusz Duda checked in with the following comment:
The ‘Wasteland Tour‘ promoting our latest release has turned out to be our greatest turnout success to date and it is our great pleasure to announce that in 2019 we are going places we haven’t visited this year. We will be very happy to meet you and thank you for such wonderful support and loyalty. See you soon!

Next to the standard edition as Jewelcase CD and Digital Album, “Wasteland“ is also available as limited edition Mediabook CD (with extended booklet, a bonus track radio edit version of “River Down Below“ and a set of 3 stickers) and as Gatefold 2LP (on 180gr. vinyl with the album on CD as bonus and an Etching of the D-Side).

Order “Wasteland“ in various formats from the IOM webstore here:
Or from other locations here:

Check out the three singles launched so far for “Wasteland”:
“River Down Below”:
“Vale Of Tears”:

“Wasteland” entered various international charts upon release, including the following highest positions:

“Wasteland” – international charts

Poland: # 1, Poland / Vinyl: # 1
Germany: # 13, Germany / Download: # 42
The Netherlands: # 28, The Netherlands / Vinyl: # 12
Switzerland: # 23
Austria: # 39
UK: # 83, UK / Rock: # 2, UK / Vinyl: # 38
Finland: # 30
France: # 97
Czech Republic: # 59
Belgium / Wallonia: # 79
Sweden / Physical: # 13, Sweden / Vinyl: # 8
USA / Current: # 106, USA / New Artist: # 17 and USA / Overall: # 147



Northern Star 29th  November 2018.


Northern Star – Theme

  1. Methexis – TOPOS pt 1
  2. Daniel Eliseev Project – Pandora & Epimetheus
  3. OUtiNk – Circling reality
  4. Astralingua – Plunge
  5. Maat Lander – There, Where The Crystal Image Of The Whole Space Dwells /
  6. Overkhaos – Solar Starvation
  7. Ville Lehtovaara – Jekyll & Clyde
  8. Thumpermonkey – Deckchair for your ghost
  9. Abstracademy – Broken Binary
  10. Vane – Mutiny
  11. Kenny McCormick – Infinity Drive
  12. Michel Heroux – Trial & Error
  13. Vespero – – Tardigrada’s Milk
  14. Dearly beloved – BoB
  15. T3TRA – Follow The Sounds From The Forest
  16. Elijah Mohnt – Lessons
  17. Glorious Wolf – Constellations
  18. Petäjä – Fading
  19. Star Period Star – Wine & Telescopes
  20. Gil Fourny – Celtic game
  21. Jonatan Piña Duluc – La Hoja Horizontal
  22. Hats off gentlemen It’s adequate – The Rose that was red in the dark
  23. Meta Quorum – Seven Dwarf’s Rock
  24. The Hollow moon – The Last Emperor

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Following the tremendous success of 2017’s ‘The Night Siren’ (charted at #22 in Germany, #28 in the UK), legendary former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces the release of his new studio album ‘At The Edge Of Light’ on the 25th January 2019. The album which features ten songs, sees Steve unite a vast amount of styles ranging from guitar driven rock to epic orchestration, from world music to the reflective and atmospheric all brought together in Steve Hackett’s unique style.

Today sees the release of the first track taken from the new album, and you can watch the video for ‘Under The Eye of the Sun’ here:

Steve comments: “Under the Eye of the Sun celebrates the wonder and spirit of the amazing rock-scapes I’ve experienced: Monument Valley, Sedona, Grand Canyon, Uluru and Arabian desert. This picture video by Leigh Harris and Franck Avril along with the song captures the sharp contrasts of bright light and mysterious darkness through the Shamanic heartbeat of these awe-inspiring places… Enjoy!”

Of the new album Steve adds: “In these dangerous times, deep shadows feel even sharper than usual and we find ourselves standing at the edge of light… The contrast between dark and light weaves its way throughout the album in many ways, from the sense of good fighting evil through to the interplay of dark and light opposites magically combining in cultures, including the heartbeat of India and primal tribal rhythms. Ultimately, this album embraces the need for all musical forms and cultures to connect and celebrate the wonder of unity in this divided world.”

At The Edge Of Light is released in a number of formats including a Mediabook CD plus extra DVD with 5.1 surround sound mix & behind the scenes documentary, double vinyl LP + CD, Jewelcase CD and digital album. Pre-order now here:

Steve Hackett has established himself as one of Rock music’s finest and recognisable guitarists through his time with the legendary Genesis who he joined in 1971 and a solo career following his departure from Genesis in 1977 and is a hugely influential guitarist particularly in the Progressive Rock genre. ‘At The Edge Of Light’ will be Hackett’s 26th studio album in a solo career that began in 1975 with the release of his debut solo album Voyage Of The Acolyte.

‘At The Edge Of Light’ was mainly recorded in Steve’s own studio but also around the world. The album features international artists, including Durga and Loreley of Pink Floyd vocal fame with drummers Nick D’Virgilio and Simon Phillips from USA, Sheema on sitar from India, Icelandic drummer/percussionist Gulli Briem, tar player Malik Mansurov and Swedish bass player Jonas Reingold… This album also features Paul Stillwell on didgeridoo, Rob Townsend on sax, bass clarinet and duduk, Amanda Lehmann on vocals, John Hackett on flute, drummer Gary O’Toole, Roger King and Ben Fenner on keyboards, Dick Driver on double bass, violinist and viola player Christine Townsend… All magically honed and engineered by Roger King.

The full track-listing is as follows:
01. Fallen Walls and Pedestals
02. Beasts In Our Time
03. Under The Eye of the Sun
04. Underground Railroad
05. Those Golden Wings
06. Shadow and Flame
07. Hungry Years
08. Descent
09. Conflict
10. Peace

The album is released shortly before Steve performs as special guest on the Cruise To The Edge in February 2019 and the On The Blue cruise featuring Justin Hayward, also in February.

Hackett recently played a series of Genesis Revisited shows with Orchestra and will perform two UK dates with acoustic sets in early December before touring Europe in April/May 2019 and has just announced a UK tour in November 2019 with a much anticipated ‘Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings & Album Highlights’ set. You can find a full list of upcoming tour dates here:

About Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett is renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician. He was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, who produced several of the band’s most acclaimed albums including Selling England by the Pound(a favourite of John Lennon) and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. With Steve’s extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he involves influences from many genres, including Jazz, World Music, Classical music and Blues.



This week’s program is another awesome variety show! With fabulous music from El tubo elástico, Riverside, Sunchild, Nosound, D’AccorD, & Gösta Berlings Saga! Plus, another installment of Progressive Discoveries in which Dr. Rob Fisher dishes on the great new album by Aussie proggers Southern Empire!

548: Variety + Southern Empire on Progressive Discoveries


Proving that prog isn't just for dinosaurs!

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 266 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  1. Be Bop Deluxe – Ships In The Night [2018 Remaster]
  2. Be Bop Deluxe – Crying To The Sky [2018 Remaster]
  3. All Traps On Earth – All Traps On Earth
  4. Birdeatsbaby – Elliot
  5. Jeff Wayne – Thunder Child (Early Chris Amoo Version)
  6. Viriditas – Khalia
  7. Roine Stolts The Flower King – High Road
  8. Far East Family Band – Kokoro
  9. Kompendium – Mercy Of The Sea
  10. Quantum Pig – Citizen And State
  11. Heilung – Krigsgaldr (Live)
  12. Landmarq – Foxing The Fox
  13. Millenium – We Try Again
  14. Tangerine Dream – Madrigal Meridian
  15. Cyril – Rainbow
  16. Telltale – Rainbow
  17. Rainbow – A Light In The Black
  18. Red Bazar – Temple
  19. The Hu – Yuve Yuve Yu
  20. Franck Carducci – Slave To Rock ‘n’ Roll
  21. Wilson & Wakeman – Life On Mars

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Edition 162 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Vanden Plas – Where Is The Man
Edge of Ever -The World Will Die Even Without You
The Five Hundred – Buried
Vola – Inmazes
Toehider – You and I Both Lose (But 5 Wins)

Live at 11: The Devin Townsend Project live in Plovdiv, Bulgaria 22nd September 2017

Hide Nowhere (live)
Bastard (live)
Stormbending (live)

OSI – The New Math
Red Circuit – Trance State

Album of the Week: Orphaned Land – Mabool

Halo Dies (The Wrath of God)
Norra El Norra (Enter The Ark)
Mabool (The Flood)

Ne Obliviscaris – Intra Venus

(Friendly Relations)

The Progressive Rock community is a pretty tight-knit one. DJ’s, artists, and labels form mutually-beneficial relationships over time… and The Progressive Tracks Show is no different.

This week (being Thanksgiving in the U.S.) I’m playing just a fraction of the people I’ve come to appreciate and respect.

Oh… and you’ll understand why when you hear their music!

Remember, you can stream/download this, and any of the 127 previous editions of The Progressive Tracks Show broadcast on Progzilla Radio, any time you want at:


  • Rani Chatoorgoon – “The Place Beyond the Veil” from Chaotic Wonder on Rani Chatoorgoon
  • Tiger Moth Tales – “Best Friends” from Story Tellers, Part Two on White Knight Records
  • Tiger Moth Tales – “Kai’s Journey” from Story Tellers, Part Two on White Knight Records
  • Soft Machine – “Out Bloody Intro” from Hidden Details on MoonJune Records
  • Soft Machine – “Out Bloody Rageous, Pt. 1” from Hidden Details on MoonJune Records
  • Jonatan Pina Duluc – “La Hoja Vertical” from Substancia on Jonatan Pina Duluc
  • Super Z Attack Team – “Name of the Sun” composed by Jon Davis from Name of the Sun – Single (Demo v3) on Independent
  • Jason Rubenstein – “Acceleration” from Four Points of Focus – EP on Tonecluster Music, LLC
  • Barrett Elmore – “Psilocybe Semilanceata (Bonus Track)” from Woodlands on Trail Records
  • Moon Letters – “Skara Brae” from Moon Letters – EP on Independent
  • Rani Chatoorgoon – “Hello” from Chaotic Wonder on Rani Chatoorgoon
  • Jonatan Pina Duluc – “Substancia II” from Substancia on Jonatan Pina Duluc
  • Soft Machine – “The Man Who Waved At Trains” from Hidden Details on MoonJune Records
  • Moraine – “Uncle Tang’s Closet of Dr. Caligari” from Manifest Density on MoonJune Records
  • Tiger Moth Tales – “The Palace” from Story Tellers, Part Two on White Knight Records

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

But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

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Edition 133 of THE PROG MILL – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio Sunday 25 November, is now also available to stream anytime or download as a mp3 file.

This week we have another 2 hours of stunning melodic and symphonic progressive rock, plus a chance to win the Lazleitt album (open until 5pm 28 Nov).

This Week’s Prog Mill Playlist

1 Steve Hogarth & Larry Fast – Hold Out Your Hand (A Life in Yes – The Chris Squire Tribute)
2 The Windmill – Make Me Feel (Tribus)
3 The Tangent – A Case of Misplaced Optimism (Proxy)
4 Octavarium – Dystopia (Dystopia)
5 Xavier Boscher – Amatory – Love at First Sight (Eternity)
6 Lazleitt – Beyondf The Door There is No Pain (On The Brink)
7 Geoff Smith Grpup – Special (A Special Skyline)
8 Andy John Bradford – Still Waters (The Elder Statesman)
9 Progeland – Gamblin’ With Time (Harmony of the Universe)
10 Locanda Delle Fate – Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Piu (Title)
11 Projekt Gemineye – Cosmic Sea (Man of Science, Man of Dreams)
12 Damanek – The Crawler (In Flight)
13 Lazuli – Mes Amis, Mes Freres (Saison 8)
14 Focus – Janis (Moving Waves)

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PLUS – A listen anytime or downloadable podcast for you to listen to anytime you like. Normally online each week by Monday evening with links here and on the Progzilla Radio website.

Back next Sunday from 10pm UK with another brand new Prog Mill full of melodic and symphonic progressive music and yet ANOTHER CD Giveaway! as our Autumn Prog Rock Music Giveaways continue on the Prog Mill! And please keep your melodic/symphonic proggy music suggestions coming in!


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Originally posted by grantmangrantman wrote:

finally a release , from a great unknown and rarely heard band from chicago

More properly, Champaign IL (University of Illinois campus, south of Chicago about 3 hours drive).  

I was a friend of the band, they have done some magnificent work and are FAR more than a “Yes clone!” 

RIP Gary Strater, one of the best bassists I ever had the pleasure to know.  

Tales from The Tiger Moth Edition 82


Tiger Moth Tales – Toad Of Toad Hall
Rani Chatoorgoon – Hello
Let’s Eat Grandma – Whitewater
Chris Squire – Safe (Canon Song)
Kaipa – What’s behind The Fields
Haken – The Good Doctor
Dilemma – The Space Between The Waves
Stanley Hollaway – The Parson Of Puddle
Tiger Moth Tales – Eternity (Featuring Emma Friend)
Kim Seviour – Fabergé
Let’s Eat Grandma – Cool & Collected
Rani Chatoorgoon – The Flood
Rainburn – Mirrors
Encircled – This Is Goodbye
Nad Sylvan – The Bride Said No
Steve Hackett – Fly On A Windshield (Live)
Steve Hackett – Broadway Melody Of 1974 (Live)
Jake Thackray – The Blacksmith And The Toffee Maker
Moon Safari – Crossed The Rubicon