All posts for the month December, 2018

Edition 163 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


TesseracT – Juno
Haken – Puzzle Box
Persefone – Spiritual Migration
Deadsoul Tribe – Cry For Tomorrow
Arkan – Soiled Dreams

Live at 11: Evergrey live at the Store Teatren, Gothenburg, Sweden on 9th October 2004

When the Walls Go Down (live)
She Speaks to the Dead (live)
The Masterplan (live)

Sunburst – Lullaby
Royal Hunt – One Minute Left to Live

Album of the Week: Cynthesis – DeEvolution

Profits of Disaster
The Man Without Skin

Day Six – Day VI

Edition 171 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Hayley Orrantia & AJ Michalka – Tom Sawyer (Rush cover) (from The Goldbergs Mixtape)
Between The Buried And Me – Us and Them (Pink Floyd cover) (from The Anatomy Of)
Kauan – Breathe (Pink Floyd cover) (from Breathe)
Taking Dawn – The Chain (Fleetwood Mac cover) (from Time To Burn)
Wishbone Ash – Get Ready (The Temptations cover) (from Number the Brave)
Damian Wilson – Somebody (Depeche Mode cover) (from Built for Fighting)
Lithium Dawn – I Feel You (Depeche Mode Cover) (from I Feel You)
Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s Star One – Knife Edge (Emerson, Lake & Palmer cover) (from Victims Of The Modern Age)
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Nutrocker (Emerson, Lake & Palmer cover) (from Night Castle)
Blind Guardian – To France (Mike Oldfield cover) (from The Forgotten Tales)
Muse – House of the Rising Sun (The Animals cover) (from 1 Love)
Toehider – Wuthering Heights (Kate Bush cover) (from Wuther Heights)
A Perfect Circle – When The Levee Breaks (Led Zeppelin cover) (from eMOTIVe)
Oceans of Slumber – Kashmir (Led Zeppelin cover) (from Blue)
When Mary – Annie’s Song (from the other side) (John Denver cover) (from 7Summers7Winters)
The D/A Method – Insurgentes (Steven Wilson cover) (from Insurgentes)
Uriah Heep – Hold Your Head Up (Argent cover) (from Raging Silence)
Blackmore’s Night – Lady in Black (Uriah Heep cover) (from Dancer and the Moon)
Pat Benatar – Don’t Let it Show (Alan Parsons Project cover) (from In the Heat of the Night)
Arjen Anthony Lucassen – Some Other Time (The Alan Parsons Project cover) (from Lost in the New Real)
Machine Head – Message In A Bottle (The Police cover) (from The Burning Red)
Angra – Synchronicity II (The Police cover) (from Secret Garden)
In This Moment – In The Air Tonight (Phil Collins cover) (from Ritual)
Hellyeah – I Don’t Care Anymore (Phil Collins cover) (from Undeniable)
Queensrÿche – Red Rain (Peter Gabriel cover) (from Take Cover)
Ray Wilson – Carpet Crawlers (Genesis cover) (from Genesis vs. Stiltskin 20 Years and More)
Orphaned Land – Jeremy (Pearl Jam cover) (from Orphaned Land & Friends)
Nevermore – The Sound Of Silence (Simon and Garfunkel cover) (from Dead Heart, In A Dead World)
Touchstone – Mad World (Tears For Fears cover) (from Mad Hatters EP (Enhanced))

This news story was originally published here:

SOTO, the modern Heavy Metal / Hardrock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex Yngwie Malmsteen / Talisman / Journey, Sons Of Apollo, TSO, etc.), are pleased to announce the signing of a new worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic.


Jeff Scott Soto checked in with the following comment about the signing:“I am proud to have SOTO working with the great InsideOutMusic & their partners at Century Media Records and Sony Music. Having seen what we did together with Sons Of Apollo, I am thrilled to see what we’ll do to further my own vanity band SOTO into the future. It‘s a very exciting time in our lives and career!”.

SOTO started in 2015 derived from the ideal of Jeff Scott Soto wanting to return to his heavier roots. So far they released 2 albums, “Inside The Vertigo“ (2015) and “DIVAK“ (2016), taking a short break while Jeff embarked on the supergroup Sons Of Apollo, alongside Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, Billy Sheehan and Bumblefoot.


Now SOTO are returning under the same umbrella as Sons Of Apollo, signing with InsideOutMusic. A new album is currently being worked on and its material will continue to expand and move the band towards new heights whilst following up with their brand of Power Rock.


SOTO also recently announced the newest member of the band, bassist Tony Dickinson, who coincidentally replaced the late David Z in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Jeff explains, “It was the one, and only natural choice for us after losing our brother David in a horrific accident in 2017. Tony wrote, and played on two Singles for the first two SOTO albums, “The Fall“ and “FreakShow“. He is phenomenally talented, and a great friend. He’ll fit right in with us and I cannot wait to showcase more of his contributions as we move the band forward!”.


SOTO, which includes other members Jorge Salan (guitar), Edu Cominato (drums) and BJ (keys/guitar), will be touring throughout 2019 following the release of the still untitled new album as well as its corresponding singles and video clips.


Here are the next dates announced for SOTO in 2019:


SOTO – Live 2019:

17.02.2019 San Juan (Puerto Rico) – Handlebar

21.02.2019 Tampa (USA) – The Orpheum

24.-28.02.2019 Monsters Of Rock Cruise /

More dates coming soon…


Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming SOTO album to be announced soon…


SOTO Line-Up:

Jeff Scott Soto – Vocals

Jorge Salan – Guitar

Tony Dickinson – Bass

BJ – Keys/Guitar

Edu Cominato – Drums


SOTO online:




The Progmeister Show


  1. Buried Alive – Dream Machine
  2. Fort Knox – Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
  3. Fallen Angel – King Crimson
  4. Kashmir – Jaz Coleman /Page/Plant
  5. Astronaut – Mog And The Watertribe
  6. A Case Of  Misplaced Optimism – The Tangent
  7. What I See From Here – Laura Meade
  8. The Tale Of The Giant Stone Eater – The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
  9. Lobsterland Groove – Mist Season
  10. All Stood Still – Ultravox
  11. The Palace – Tiger moth Tales
  12. Cross Town Traffic – Jimi Hendrix
  13. The Expert – Yello
  14. A Horse Called Cadillac – John Hackett & Nick Fletcher
  15. Cross Town Traffic – Jimi Hendrix
  16. The Expert – Yello
  17. Love Is Like A Rock – Mark Rowen
  18. Angela – Bob James
  19. Supper’s Off – The Tangent
  20. Tell Tale Heart – The Alan Parsons Project
  21. Hocus Pocus – Focus

The Progmeister on Progzilla theme (Miss Marples) Barry Goodwin and his orchestra

(It’s ProgMas 2018!)

This week, tune in to the seasonal fringe… the time-honored tradition of ProgMas!

It’s not Christmas…it’s… um, way more edgy.

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: (there are 129 now!).



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But first… enjoy the show!

Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack

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Edition 136 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio, first broadcast Sunday 16th December, is now also available to stream anytime you like or download. Two hours of fantastic melodic and symphonic progressive rock.

This week you can hear these proggy artists and bands:

1 Jon Davison/Tony Kaye – Parallels (A Life in Yes – The Chris Squire Tribute)
2 Telegraph – Gravity (Mir)
3 Pinn Dropp – Significant Someone (Perfectly Flawed)
4 Antilabe – Gangra (Domus Venetkens)
5 Karibow – Intruder/Touching The Borderline (Monumento)
6 Fleesh – Starless Part 1 (Single)
7 Exploring Birdsong – The Baptism (Single)
8 Strawbs – Golden Salamander (Nomadness)
9 Emperor Norton – Petrichor (Emperor Norton)
10 Doug Woods & Colin Powell – One of These Days (The Further Adventures of Miss Lily Louise Pepper)
11 Outstation – The Marionattes of Titan (Athena) – (The End of All Songs)
12 Days Before Tomorrow – Cant Do Anything (The Sky is Falling)
13 Grobschnitt – Vater Schmidts Wandertag (79.10 Remastered)
14 Barclay James Harvest feat. Les Holroyd – Play to the World (Classic Meets Rock)

You can hear THE PROG MILL on Progzilla Radio at the following times. Online at, via the tune in radio app and on internet radios:

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Tuesdays 3-5am UK (0300UTC) – for North America (Mon 7pm Pacific and 10pm Eastern)
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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 The Prog Mill’s Christmas Show! And please keep your melodic/symphonic proggy music suggestions coming in!

ALSO – Voting is continuing for THE PROG MILL LISTENERS ALBUM OF 2018. You can nominate your top 5 and send the list to me at or message via twitter @shaunontheair or The results will be broadcast on the first Sunday in January. (Voting closes Midnight UK 31/12/18)


On this week’s Prog-Watch I’m playing fantastic prog rock music from Astral Bazaar, Anathema, Oscillazioni Alchemico Kreative (O.A.K.), Jussi Petäjä, Spriggan Mist, Daniel Eliseev Project, Roxy Music, All Traps on Earth, and The Tangent! Plus, a great feature on the new album by Canadian proggers mystery on Progressive Discoveries with Dr. Rob Fisher!

550: Variety + Mystery on Progressive Discoveries