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The Ancient One is delighted to have “caught up” with the missing podcasts. Show No 108 “Tall Tales Vol 5” is now online as TAO’s latest podcast. This is the show featuring the long tracks, 8, in the 3 hours. Enjoy the journey.

Playlist

1 The Nice – Brandenburger (excerpt used as the intro taken from the 3cd set The Immediate Story)
2 Argos – Nursed By Giants Pt 1-5 (Argos 2009)
3 Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick Pt 1 (Thick As A Brick 1972)
4 Long Earth – Ghosts Pt 1-4 (The Source 2017)
5 Pendragon – Queen Of Hearts Pt 1-3 (The World 1991)
6 Moon Safari – Skelleftea Serenade Lover’s End Pt 3 (Skelleftea Serenade EP 2012)
7 Traumhaus – Der Vermachtis (Das Geheimnis 2013)
8 Brighteye Brison – The Quest Of Quarrel (V 2019)
9 Aquaplanage – Ode To Grey Mornings (Aquaplanage 2008)
10 The Nice – Brandenburger (excerpt used as the intro taken from the 3cd set The Immediate Story)

The Ancient One is delighted to post that the podcast for Show No 107 “Mixed Bag Vol 6” is now available for your listening pleasure. This is a selection of tracks (23) covering the genre “good music”, well in my humble opinion.

Playlist

1 The Nice – Brandenburger (excerpt used as the Intro from the 3cd set The Immediate Collection)
2 Eros – Capricornia( No Desolation 2013)
3 BeBop Deluxe – Electrical Language (Drastic Plastic 1978)
4 Apple Pie – Strange Feeling Called Love (The Gates Of Never 2013)
5 Iona – And The Angels Dance (Another Realm 2011)
6 Bachman Turner Overdrive – Gimme Your Money Please (BTO 1973)
7 Blind Faith – Well Alright (Blind Faith 1969)
8 Grand Funk Railroad – Feelin’ Alright (Survival 1971)
9 Barclay James Harvest – Poor Man’s Moody Blues (Gone To Earth )
10 Haze – The Last Battle (The Last Battle 2013)
11 Helloween – Dr Stein (Keeper Of The 7 Keys Pt 2 1988)
12 Brinsley Schwartz – It’s Just My Way Of Saying Thank You (The Greasy Truckers Party 1972)
13 Beggars Opera – Raymond’s Road (Act One 1970)
14 The Band – Chest Fever (Music From Big Pink 1968)
15 California Guitar Trio – Echoes (Echoes 2008)
16 Grendel – The Helpless (The Helpless 2008)
17 Gryphon – Dubbel Dutch (Midnite Mushrumps 1974)
18 Holger Czukay – Persian Love (Movies 1979)
19 Led Zeppelin – Kashmir ( Physical Graffiti 1975)
20 No Sound – Kites (Light and Dark 2008)
21 Primal Scream – Movin’ On Up (Screamadelica 1991)
22 Steve Rothery – Kendris (The Ghosts of Pripyat 2014)
23 The Blue Nile – Headlights On The Parade (Hats 1989)
24 Unitopia – Nothing Lasts Forever (Artificial 2010)
25 The Nice – Brandenburger (excerpt used as the Outro from the 3cd set The Immediate Collection)

Lonely Robot – Terminal Earth

Alan Parsons – The Limelight Fades Away

Moron Police – The Phantom Below

A.C.T – The Ruler of the World

Brighteye Brison – The Crest of Quarrel

Cosmograf – Sharks

Leap Day – Road To Yourself

Amplifier – Everyday Combat

Flying Water Tankers – A Collander Full Of Zebras

British Sea Power – Zeus

Joan Silentio – Pictures Recalled

Strangefish – Reverse Switch 

Tangerine Dream – Beach Theme

On this week’s Prog-Watch I’m finishing up my coverage of composer, bassist, and vocalist Steve Babb and his band Glass Hammer! Hear more of my chat with Steve and lots of great music from the band’s most recent albums, including a few from their latest offering, Chronomonaut!

620: In Conversation with Steve Babb of Glass Hammer, Pt. 2

 

This news story was originally published here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=23728&IdCompany=8

SOTO, the modern Heavy Metal / Hard Rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex Yngwie Malmsteen / Talisman / ex Journey, Sons Of Apollo, TSO, etc.), are soon to release their third album and InsideOutMusic debut “Origami” next week, May 24th, 2019.

SOTO are therefore now debuting a new single with the album’s opening track “HyperMania” via an intense video directed by Thiago Kiss / Conceitual Films, which can be seen here: https://youtu.be/x0hA9b-MuhQ

Jeff Scott Soto checked in with the following comment about “HyperMania“:
HyperMania is the 1st music video from ‘Origami’, there is a double entendre to the lyrics that actually became a triple one for the video itself, it will be fun to see how it is interpreted by viewers! Our Brazilian friend and director Thiago Kiss truly delivered the balance of frightening, erotic and artsy into this video. We are extremely proud to present to you, HYPERMANIA!

Additionally, the first part of an EPK introducing SOTO and the “Origami” album can be seen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UvOJIj9o74

And the previously released singles off “Origami” are here:
“Origami“: https://youtu.be/n6ekK2HLC4Y
“BeLie“: https://youtu.be/httACwv8ioI

“Origami” will be released as a limited digipak CD with a set of 3 stickers and a bonus track, 180g vinyl LP including the entire album on CD (Available either on black vinyl or in strictly limited coloured runs as follows: 200x Light Blue vinyl from CM Distro Europe & 100x Lilac vinyl from the band themselves!), and as digital download. The album comes packaged with classy artwork by Gustavo Sazes (Machine Head, Amaranthe, Arch Enemy).

Pre-order the album here: https://SOTO.lnk.to/Origami

The full track-listing of ’Origami‘ is as follows:
1. HyperMania
2. Origami
3. BeLie
4. World Gone Colder
5. Detonate
6. Torn
7. Dance With The Devil
8. AfterGlow
9. Vanity Lane
10. Give In To Me
11. KMAG * (Bonus Track)


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, having signed with InsideOutMusic. The new album “Origami“ contains material that continues to expand and move the band towards new heights whilst following up with their brand of Power Rock.

SOTO will hit South America for live dates in May and intend to be touring worldwide throughout 2019 following the release of the new album.

SOTO – Line-Up:
Jeff Scott Soto – Vocals
Jorge Salan – Guitar
Tony Dickinson – Bass
BJ – Keys/Guitar
Edu Cominato – Drums

SOTO online:
www.sototheband.com
www.facebook.com/SOTOofficial
www.twitter.com/SOTOtheBand
www.facebook.com/JeffScottSoto
www.twitter.com/jeffscottsoto

INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.insideoutshop.de

Northern Star 15th May 2019

Rolling Stoned!

#Rollingstoned50bestprogalbums

Theme Pallas – Northern Star

  1. Camel – Earth Rise
  2. Emerson Lake and Palmer – Toccata
  3. Harmonium – Depuis L’automne
  4. FM – Black Noise
  5. Renaissance – Can You Understand
  6. Caravan – Winter Wine
  7. Genesis – get em out by Friday
  8. Magma – Da Zeuhl Wortz Mekanïk
  9. Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso – La Citta Sottile
  10. Frank Zappa – Inca roads
  11. Meshuggah – Future breed Machines
  12. Pink Floyd – Have a cigar
  13. Supertramp – If everyone was listening
  14. Can – – Spray
  15. Gong – You Never Blow Yr Trip Forever
  16. Crack the Sky – Robots for Ronnie
  17. Carmen – Looking Outside (My Window): a) Theme, b) Zorongo, c) Finale
  18. Happy The Man – Upon The Rainbow (befrost)
  19. King Crimson – Larks Tongue In aspic Pt1 and 2

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Proving that prog isn't just for dinosaurs!

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 288 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  • Genesis – Abacab (Live)
  • Callooh Callay Astonishing Flow Of Time
  • Dream Theater – At Wit’s End
  • Fjieri – Before I Met You
  • Fjieri – Hidden Lives
  • Massive Attack – Teardrop
  • Gong – Forever Reoccurring
  • Jolly – Lazarus (Space Masala)
  • Sara Loera – To Be Or Not To Be
  • Sara Loera – The Wars Will Save Us
  • Ihre Kinder – Plastiki Und Plastika
  • Nik Turner’s Sphynx – God Rock
  • Inventions – Logica
  • The Room – Drowning In Sound
  • The Skys – Dead End
  • Nad Sylvan – I Am The Sea
  • Tom Brislin – Hurry Up And Smell The Roses
  • Wang Wen – Stone Scissors
  • C:Live Collective – Love Song (Live)

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This news story was originally published here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=23725&IdCompany=8

Norwegian progressive rockers LEPROUS are soon to wrap up work on their 6th studio album, expected to be released later in 2019 via InsideOutMusic. Additionally, LEPROUS have already announced their next tour across Europe and the UK for November with support by The Ocean (* Unless otherwise indicated!) and label-mates Port Noir with the following dates.


 


LEPROUS, The Ocean & Port Noir – European Tour 2019:


01/11 – LU Esch, Rockhal


02/11 – NL Zwolle, Hedon


03/11 – NL Leiden, Gebr. De Nobel


04/11 – DE Berlin, Kesselhaus *


05/11 – DE Cologne, Kantine *


06/11 – DE Frankfurt, Batschkapp *


07/11 – BE Antwerp, Zappa


08/11 – UK London, ULU


09/11 – UK Manchester, Academy 2


11/11 – CH Zurich, Plaza


12/11 – FR Paris, Cabaret Sauvage


13/11 – FR Lyon, CCO


14/11 – FR Biarritz, Atabal


18/11 – IT Parma, Campus Music Industry


19/11 – DE Munich, Freiheiz *


20/11 – AT Vienna, Szene


21/11 – CZ Prague, Palac Akropolis *


22/11 – DE Dresden, Beatpol *


23/11 – PL Wroclaw, Pralnia


24/11 – DE Hamburg, Uebel & Gefahrlich *


25/11 – DK Copenhagen, Lille Vega


26/11 – SE Gothenburg, Pustervik


27/11 – SE Stockholm, Fryshuset Klubben


* No The Ocean!


 


Tickets are on sale as of today, Wednesday May 15th.


Check here for further details: http://leprous.net/tours.html


 


LEPROUS commented: We’re super stoked to announce a new European tour this fall, to support the release of the upcoming album. We’re bringing along the great The Ocean and the super talented Port Noir! We promise to deliver a fresh and different LEPROUS show, and we’re aiming to take the performance to new heights!”


 


LEPROUS will also play the following shows this summer:


LEPROUS Live:


07/06 – NO Bergen, Close To The Rain


09/06 – PT Tomar, Comendatio Music Fest


22/06 – FI Nummijarvi, Nummirock


29/06 – ES Madrid, Download Madrid


07/07 – UK Newark, UK Tech Fest


12/07 – TU Istanbul, Zorlu PSM


13/07 – GR Athens, Athens Rocks


23/08 – RO Suceava, Bucovina Rock Castle


15/09 – FR Raismes, Raismes Fest


And more dates to be announced soon…


 


LEPROUS most recently released a single of a cover of Massive Attack’s “Angel“
Check out its video here: https://youtu.be/5VaRCjRpWBE


And the single here: https://LeprousBand.lnk.to/Angel  


Previously, LEPROUS released the stand-alone digital single “Golden Prayers”, which can be checked out here: https://youtu.be/9urirKOhgi0 and here: https://LeprousBand.lnk.to/GoldenPrayersSingle


 


And make sure to check out material off “Malina”, the latest album (Released in August 2017) by LEPROUS here:
“From The Flame” (Video): https://youtu.be/FZSlX1zXnfM
“Stuck (Radio Edit)” (Video): https://youtu.be/jk63FcCIw9g
“Illuminate” (Video): https://youtu.be/Tl4gwOMrJiQ
“Bonneville” (Drums Playthrough Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx_VUb9Bd5c
“Coma” (Drums Playthrough Video): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kjr_jEQjKQ


“Mirage” (Drums Playthrough Video): https://youtu.be/nAymiEANito


 


“Malina” hit various sales charts upon release: Germany: # 34, The Netherlands: # 68, Finland: # 23, Switzerland: # 39, Austria: # 42, Belgium (Flemish): # 52, Sweden Physical Album Chart: #29, Sweden Vinyl Charts: # 14, UK Rock Album Chart: # 19, USA Billboard Heatseekers: # 21 and USA Billboard Current Albums: # 190.


“Malina” is available as Jewelcase CD and Digital Download, but also as limited edition Mediabook CD (+ extended booklet & bonus-track) and as Gatefold 2LP on 180gr. vinyl (+ poster, bonus-track & entire album on CD), also as limited coloured editions.


Order the physical formats of choice from IOM here: https://smarturl.it/LeprousIOM
“Malina” is also available digitally here: http://smarturl.it/LeprousMalina


 


LEPROUS online:
www.leprous.net
www.facebook.com/leprousband
www.youtube.com/leprouschannel


 


INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.insideoutshop.de

This news story was originally published here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=23724&IdCompany=8

For one night only at The Beacon Theatre in New York City, America’s preeminent progressive rock band, KANSAS, will be performing two of rock’s most iconic albums, Leftoverture and Point Of Know Return, in their entireties. On Saturday, December 14, 2019, KANSAS will be showcasing the two multi-platinum albums as well as other fan favorites. Ultimate Classic Rock announced the concert event here: http://ultimateclassicrock.com/kansas-beacon-2019.

Tickets and KANSAS VIP Packages go on sale to the general public on Friday, May 17, 2019. Ticket information can be found at www.kansasband.com.

KANSAS premiered the Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour in 2016 to celebrate the band’s breakthrough album. What started as a concept of 10 concerts grew to more than 80 performances in select cities throughout 2016-2017. Based on that popularity, KANSAS followed that tour up with the even more successful Point Of Know Return Anniversary Tour in 2018. Those performances will extend into 2020 and have already performed to large and enthusiastic audiences in cities including Atlanta, GA; Nashville, TN; Pittsburgh, PA; Chicago, IL; St. Louis, MO; Kansas City, MO; San Antonio, TX; Dallas, TX; Indianapolis, IN; Worcester, MA; Clearwater, FL; Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Baltimore, MD; Denver, CO; San Diego, CA; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; and Los Angeles, CA.

In 1976, KANSAS released the album Leftoverture. Containing the smash hit and million-selling single “Carry On Wayward Son,” along with fan favorites such as “The Wall,” “Miracles Out Of Nowhere,” and “What’s On My Mind,” Leftoverture became the band’s breakthrough album. The album peaked at #5 on Billboard’s Album charts and reached sextuple-platinum status with more than six million copies sold.

In 1977, KANSAS followed up the success of Leftoverture by releasing the album Point Of Know Return. Containing the iconic million-selling single “Dust in the Wind,” along with fan favorites such as “Portrait (He Knew),” “Closet Chronicles,” and “Paradox,” Point Of Know Return became the band’s greatest selling studio album. The album peaked at #4 on Billboard’s Album charts, reached sextuple-platinum status with more than six million copies sold, and had three Billboard Hot 100 singles.

Leftoverture and Point of Know Return are KANSAS’s two biggest albums,” comments KANSAS drummer and original member Phil Ehart. “We did more than 80 shows performing the album Leftoverture in its entirety. We are currently performing the album Point of Know Return in its entirety in select cities. So, for one night, we thought it would be exciting for fans to see us perform both albums. We felt this concert would be a great way to put an exclamation point on 2019, before the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour resumes at the end of January.

Performances on the Point of Know Return Anniversary Tour begin with an acoustic set of some KANSAS favorites before the band breaks into an extended set featuring the traditional KANSAS “wall of sound.”

You do not find many theaters more famous than The Beacon Theatre in New York City,” adds KANSAS guitarist Zak Rizvi. “Add in being in New York City during the holidays, as someone who grew up an avid KANSAS fan, this is a concert I would travel to attend. Between touring and recording a new album, 2019 was already set up to be incredible for the band. This concert will really cap it off.

KANSAS is currently comprised of original drummer Phil Ehart, bassist/vocalist Billy Greer, vocalist/keyboardist Ronnie Platt, violinist/guitarist David Ragsdale, keyboardist Tom Brislin, guitarist Zak Rizvi, and original guitarist Richard Williams. Originally formed in 1973 in Topeka, KS, the band’s documentary film KANSAS: Miracles Out of Nowhere is currently being broadcast on AXSTV. KANSAS has released 15 studio albums, including its most recent release The Prelude Implicit (2016), and plans to release of another new studio album in 2020. With no signs of slowing down, KANSAS continues to ‘carry on;’ performing in front of large and enthusiastic audiences around the world.

KANSAS online:
www.kansasband.com
www.facebook.com/kansasband
www.twitter.com/kansasband

INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/insideouteu

THE PROGRESSIVE TRACKS SHOW #312       (SeaProg 2019 Festival Preview #3)

The Seattle Festival of Avant and Progressive Rock (SeaProg) will hold its sixth event June 7th – 9th at the Columbia City Theater, with an amazing bill of unique artists.

The Progressive Tracks Show is proud to once again be the voice of SeaProg on the airwaves, and will host a half-dozen shows featuring SeaProg artists!

This THIRD week will feature two Prog heavyweights who have “the touch”.  

Warning: Hearing these SeaProg shows will entice you to spend your money getting to Seattle in order to attend this amazing event. Listen intently, but responsibly! 😉

Additional information can be found at www.seaprogfest.org

Remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: http://www.progzilla.com/?s=progressive+tracks (there are over 150 now!).

PLAYLIST:

  • Tuner – “So High” from Pole on Unsung Records (2007)
  • Security Project – “Fly On A Windshield” from Slowburn on 7d Media (2019)
  • Markus Reuter String Quartet – “Boon” from Heartland on Solaire Records (2019)
  • King Crimson – “FraKctured” from The ConstruKction of Light on DGM (2000)
  • Stick Men – “Blacklight (First Show)” from Midori on Stick Men Records (2015)
  • Trey Gunn – “Thick and Thorny (feat. Quodia)” from I’ll Tell What I Saw on 7d Media (2010)
  • Security Project – “Slowburn” from Slowburn on 7d Media (2019)
  • Tuner – “11-11” from Pole on Unsung Records (2007)
  • The Trey Gunn Band – “The Joy of Molybedenum” from  The Joy of Molybedenum on 7d Media (2000)
  • Xavi Reija feat. Tony Levin, Markus Reuter, Dusan Jevtovic – “From Darkness” from The Sound of the Earth on MoonJune Records (2019)
  • Deep Energy Orchestra – “The Return” from Playing with Fire on 7d Media (2019)
  • centrozoon – “The Cult of Bibbiboo” from Fool of Music on MoonJune Records (2016)

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