All posts for the month June, 2019

(Sorry… Not Normal Yet)

It felt really good last week to play some of the new tunes that were piling up. But, like Sisyphus, I find myself having to do it all over again this week. Not that I’m complaining (”Gee, I just have too much great new music to play… what’s a DJ to do?”). Ha!

So this week is rinse and repeat… and you get to experience some great new music from artists you may not have heard. Talk about a ‘Win-Win’!

And remember, you can access podcasts of any previous Progressive Tracks Show at: (there are over 150 now!).


  • Stone From The Sky – “Agger” from Break A Leg on Independent (2019)
  • The Gerald Peter Project – “Enigma” from Enigma – Single on The Gerald Peter Project (2019)
  • Moraine – “Kuru” from Manifest Density on MoonJune Records (2009)
  • District 97 – “Bread & Yarn” from Screens on Cherry Red Records (2019)
  • Destroy Earth – “Fist of Love” from The Nature of Love on Tantana Records (2017)
  • Djam Karet – “Beyond The Frontier” from A Sky Full of Stars for a Roof on Hc Productions (2019)
  • District 97 – “Ghost Girl” from Screens on Cherry Red Records (2019)
  • Feed Me Jack – “Move Your Still” from Ultra Ego – EP on Feed Me Jack (2016)
  • The Pneumatic Transit – “Casino Mouse” from Chordae Tendineae on Independent (2019)
  • District 97 – “Shapeshifter” from Screens on Cherry Red Records (2019)
  • Boltzmann Brain – “Until” from Spacesquid Brain on Independent (2019)

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The PROG MILL LONG ONES SPECIAL (The 12th to be produced for Progzilla Radio- also edition 163 for Progzilla or 383 in total). Confusing eh! First broadcast om Sunday 23rd June, is now also available to stream anytime or download as a mp3 file. Just 5 epic tracks in 2 very proggy hours!

Here’s this week’s Playlist

1 35 Tapes – Mushrooms (Lost & Found)
2 The Far Meadow – Travelogue (Foreign Land)
3 Great Wide Nothing – The View from Olympus (Title track)
4 Brighteye Brison – The Magician Chronicles Pt ii (V)
5 The Emerald Dawn – The Child Within (Nocturne)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week ( – via the tune in radio app and on internet radios):

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2100UTC) – main broadcast
Tuesdays 0300-0500 UK (0200UTC) – For North America – Mon 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern
Tuesdays 2300-0100UK (2200 UTC) – 1500 Pacific/1800 Eastern
Saturdays 6-8pm UK (1700 UTC) – Family friendly Saturday evening repeat

NEXT WEEK: It’s a Nigel’s Proggy Vaults Special. 2 hours of prog from the 60’s and 70’s. Before we return to normal in July.


 Broadcast 23rd June 2019

1.       Safety In Numbers Crack The Sky
2.       Much Better Reason Jon Anderson
3.       Killer Cut Charlie
4.       Lost In My Dream Spooky Tooth
5.       Peace Frog The Doors
6.       Blue Sunday The Doors
7.       Rain Is Falling Mother’s Finest
8.       Crash & Burn Pat Travers Band
9.       Rain Is Falling Electric Light Orchestra
10.   The Golden Mile The Babys
11.   Still Born Beauty Necromandus
12.   Emerald Thin Lizzy
6-PACK MEAL (It’s all about the food!) Heavy on the Dessert
13.   Life Is A Minestrone 10 CC
14.   Dixie Chicken Little Feat
15.   TV Dinners ZZ Top
16.   Bosenberry Jam Moby Grape
17.   Ice Cream Man Van Halen
18.   Savoy Truffle The Beatles
19.   Here To Go (Use Jeremy Parks Moksha ID) Moksha
20.   Chinatown Judy Tzuke
21.   Ziggy Stardust David Bowie
22.   Celluloid Heroes The Kinks
23.   Know Who Your Friends Are Jonesy
24.   Silly Boys Klaatu
25.   Pseudo Silk Kimono Marillion
26.   Kayleigh Marillion
27.   Lavender Marillion
28.   Bitter Suite Marillion
29.   Heart Of Lothian Marillion
30.   One Room Country Shack Al Kooper introduces Shuggie Otis
31.    Persecution & Restoration of Dean Moriarty (On The Road) Aztec Two-Step
32.   Dark Star Crosby Stills & Nash
33.   Wanna Grow Up To Be A Politician The Byrds
34.   Tina Louise Commander Cody & His LPA
June 1969 50th Anniversary Albums
35.   All Shook Up Jeff Beck
36.   Stormy Monday Lee Michaels
37.   Pilgrim’s Progress Procol Harum
38.   Can’t beat The Kid John Hammond
39.   Shotgun Blues Blues Brothers
40.   The Lord Is Listenin’ To Ya, Hallelujah Carla Bley
41.   It’s Only A Paper Moon Dexter Gordon
42.   I Believe Chilliwack (Vancouver)
43.   I Go To Rio Pablo Cruse
44.   Piano Man Billy Joel
45.   Taxi Harry Chapin
46.   Night Owl Gerry Rafferty
47.   Phoenix Tim Fogelberg
48.   Listen To The Music Doobie Brothers


The Ancient One has great pleasure in announcing the birth of the podcast of Show No 111 “The Concept Show Volume 5” Hear music from Mike Oldfield, The Minstrel’s Ghost, Hibernal, Rick Wakeman and Karfagen. Large “chunks” of concept albums old and new.


1 The Nice – Brandenburger (excerpt used as the Intro from the 3cd boxset The Immediate Story)
2 Mike Oldfield – Songs Of Distant Earth Pts 1-9 (Songs From Distant Earth 1994)
3 The Minstrel’s Ghost – The Road To Avalon Pt 1 The Journey (The Road To Avalon 2013)
4 Hibernal – The Machine Pt 1-6 (The Machine 2013)
5 Rick Wakeman – The Myths And Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table Pt 1-9 (2016)
6 Karfagen – Dragon Island Suite No 2 (Echoes of Dragon Island 2019)
7 The Nice – Brandenburger (excerpt used as the Outro from the 3cd boxset The Immediate Story)

Edition 199 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Big Big Train – The Florentine (from Grand Tour)
The Gift – When You Are Old (from Antenna)
Daniel Tompkins – Cinders (from Castles)
Virgo (Matos/Paeth) – Street of Babylon (from Virgo)
Angra – Holy Land (from Holy Land)
The Minstrel’s Ghost – The Road to Avalon (from The Road to Avalon)
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb (from The Wall)
AC/DC – Thunderstruck (Live) (from AC/DC Live)
Rammstein – Deutschland (from Rammstein)
Metallica – The Ecstasy Of Gold (from We All Love Ennio Morricone)
The HU – Shoog Shoog (from The Gereg)
Jolly – Rain (from Family)
Freedom To Glide – Broken Road (from Seed)
Strawbs – Tomorrow (from Grave New World)
Wishbone Ash – Throw Down The Sword (from Argus)
Rocket Scientists – Escape (from Oblivion Days)
Servants of Science – Peripheral (from The Swan Song)
The Dreaming Tree – Slender Versions Of The Truth (from Progress Has No Patience)
Porcupine Tree – Stars Die (from Stars Die: The Delerium Years 1991–1997)
The Mute Gods – Praying To A Mute God (from Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me)
Weend’O – Angel Dust (from Time of Awakening)
Bear McCreary – Godzilla (feat. Serj Tankian) (from Godzilla – King of the Monsters OST)

Edition 198 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Gandalf’s Fist – Solar Huntress (from The Clockwork Prologue)
Midnight Sun – Clouds (from Dark Tide Rising)
Bjørn Riis – Icarus (from A Storm Is Coming)
Jadis – Holding Your Breath (from More Than Meets The Eye)
Citizen Cain – Dance Of The Unicorn (from Serpents In Camouflage)
Flamborough Head -Andrassy Road (from Lost in Time)
Silhouette – Beyond The Seventh Wave (from Beyond The Seventh Wave)
Jasper Wrath – Odyssey (from Jasper Wrath)
Yes – Heart Of The Sunrise (from Fragile)
Arch Echo – Immediate Results! (from You Won’t Believe What Happens Next!)
StarSystems – Lift (feat. Jordan Rudess) (from Lift)
The Mercury Tree – Hatchlings (from Pterodactyls)
Syzygy – Darkfield (from Realms of Eternity)
BaK – What Have We Done (from Painter)
Crea – Barbarossa (from Dwarves & Penguins)
Riverside – Saturate Me (from Love, Fear And The Time Machine)
Mushroom Giant – Lola (from Rails)
Arcade Messiah – Your Best Line Of Defence Is Obscurity (from Arcade Messiah)
Von Hertzen Brothers – To The End Of The World (from War Is Over)

This news story was originally published here:

SOTO, the modern Heavy Metal / Hard Rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex Yngwie Malmsteen / Talisman / ex Journey, Sons Of Apollo, TSO, etc.), has now announced a first UK/European tour in support of the release of their recently released third album and InsideOutMusic debut “Origami”.

Says frontman Jeff Scott Soto: “We hope this run along with the recent dates completed in South America are just a taste of what’s to come for SOTO, we are hoping to add many regions around the world next!”.

Here are the upcoming dates:

SOTO – European & UK Tour 2019:
02.09. Manchester (UK) – Rebellion
03.09. Newcastle (UK) – Cluny
04.09. Edinburgh (UK) – Bannermans
06.09. London (UK) – Underworld
07.09. Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) – Boerderij
08.09. Vosselaar (Belgium) – Biebob
11.09. Gothenburg (Sweden) – Sticky Fingers
12.09. Stockholm (Sweden) – Slaktkyrkan
13.09. Linkoping (Sweden) – Hell Yeah Rock Club
14.09. Copenhagen (Denmark) – High Voltage
17.09. Siegburg (Germany) – Kubana
19.09. Aarburg (Switzerland) – Musigburg
20.09. Milan (Italy) – Legend Club
21.09. Marseille (France) – Cherrydon
23.09. Barcelona (Spain) – Upload Club
24.09. Madrid (Spain) – Caracol
25.09. Valencia (Spain) – 16 Toneladas
26.09. Vitoria (Spain) – Urban Rock Concept
28.09. Athens (Greece) – The Crow Club
More touring activity to be announced soon…

Check out the singles/videos and an EPK for SOTO’s “Origami” album here:
“HyperMania” (video):
“Origami“ (lyric video):
“BeLie“ (lyric video):
Album EPK Pt. 1:
Album EPK Pt. 2:

“Origami” was 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).

Order the album here:

The full track-listing of ’Origami‘ is as follows:

SOTO – “Origami”
1. HyperMania (04:05)
2. Origami (05:08)
3. BeLie (04:06)
4. World Gone Colder (03:42)
5. Detonate (04:46)
6. Torn (04:39)
7. Dance With The Devil (04:26)
8. AfterGlow (04:48)
9. Vanity Lane (04:02)
10. Give In To Me (04:39)
11. KMAG (04:16) * 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 – Line-Up:
Jeff Scott Soto – Vocals
Jorge Salan – Guitar
Tony Dickinson – Bass
BJ – Keys/Guitar
Edu Cominato – Drums

SOTO online:


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Nad Sylvan, vocalist with Steve Hackett, recently announced the release of his new solo album ‘The Regal Bastard’ on the 5th July 2019. His third album for InsideOutMusic, and his 5th overall, this record is the final part of the Vampirate trilogy that he began on 2015’s ‘Courting The Widow’. 

Today he launches the third single from the album, and you can watch the video for ‘Whoa (Always Been Without You)’ here: 

Nad comments: “’Whoa’ is one of those gifts that just came to me while I was on tour in Italy last summer. It kept pounding in my head, like someone’s knocking on your door and won’t stop, even if you open it.  To me, it’s probably the strongest song on the album. Very relatable lyrics, we’re all waiting for that big life changing moment in life, no matter the circumstances.

Watch the video for the last single ‘Meet Your Maker’ here: 

Listen to previous single ‘I Am The Sea’ here:

Find some of the brilliant media reactions below:
a grandly elaborate theatrical production” – Prog
a carefully crafted sonic experience with precision instrumentation and is a superb showcase for Nad’s vocal, compositional and arranging talents.” – The Prog Report
Sylvan has nonetheless created an original, and vibrant example of modern progressive rock” – Metal Wani

Once more, Sylvan has pulled together a tremendous array of musical talent to bring his inspiration to life.
Almost everyone who worked on ‘The Bride Said No’ is back with me again. Anders Wollbeck has again co-written two songs and plays an array of instruments as well as co producing them. Steve Hackett plays guitar on one track, Guthrie Govan on two, while Tony Levin does the bass on a song. Jonas Reingold plays bass on much of the album, and Nick D’Virgilio handles the drums. And I also have the same female singers working with me once more, these being Sheona Urquhart, Jade Ell and Tania Doko. And on ‘Honey I’m Home’, there’s a big choir section, with every singer that has been involved with the 3 albums that make up the Vampirate trilogy, concluding the story in an honourable way. We also have Nick Beggs joining in on this part of the song.

‘The Regal Bastard’ will be released as a limited CD Digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks), Gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album. Pre-order the album here:

The full-track-listing can be found below:
1. I Am The Sea
2. Oahu
3. Whoa (Always Been Without You)
4. Meet Your Maker
5. The Regal Bastard
6. Leave Me On These Waters
7. Honey I’m Home
8. Diva Time (Bonus Track)
9. The Lake Isle of Innisfree (Bonus Track)

Nad comments: “For me, this is the best of the three records. I honestly believe it will delight the fans. It is maybe not as riff heavy as the others. I would describe the sound as coming from the notion of pop going prog, with R’n’B elements in there as well. It is very soulful. But that suits my style. I am a vocal chameleon, and you’ll hear that throughout. It is the finest possible way to bring the trilogy to an end.

Nad will spend most of 2019 touring once again with Steve Hackett, as he celebrates the 40 years anniversary of “Spectral Mornings”, as well as the Genesis classic ‘Selling England By The Pound’. Find the full list of dates here: 



101 Dimensions Curated by Emma

Broadcast 12th January 2019

  1. The Cosmic Jokers – Cosmic Joy
  2. Robert Fripp & Brian Eno – Air Structures (side 4)
  3. Ash Ra Tempel – Space
  4. Herbert Eimert & Robert Beyer – Forbidden Planet
  5. Brain Ticket – Magic Theatre
  6. Delia Derbyshire – Colour
  7. Holgar Czukay – Hollywood Symphony
  8. Johan Tronestram – The Star Arppegiator
  9. Tangerine Dream – Fly and collision of coma sofas

Connect the dots and connect with 101 Dimensions via any of the Curators Cliff Anthony or Emma, or

Every Saturday night from Midnight UTC + 1 (BST) till late all music no chat Electronic Ambient and Progressive

Repeated  as Ambient Afternoon on Friday 1:00 pm UTC + 1 (bst)


Northern Star 20th June 2019

Newest of The new June 2019!

Theme Pallas – Northern Star

  1. VOVK – Endless Waterfall
  2. Dury Dava –Zoupa
  3. This Winter Machine – When we were young
  4. Warmrain – I should be seeing stars by now
  5. The Gift – Changling
  6. Gandalf’s Fist – Leader of men
  7. Drifting Sun – Missing
  8. Dandelion Charm – Afraid of Silence
  9. Midnight Sun – Early Warning
  10. Jolly – Circuit heaven
  11. Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne – Making it great again
  12. Van der Graaf Generator – Every Bloody Emperor
  13. Magic Pie – The man who had it all
  14. Intelligent Music project IV – No one falls behind
  15. Whitesides daughter – Death By Hibachi
  16. Wormwood – I BottenlÖS ÄVja
  17. Koburg – Karma’s a bitch
  18. Rob Cottingham – Phoenix
  19. Nothing Like You – fear the sun
  20. Karakorum – Phrygian Youth
  21. Fine soft day – Dance Of The Little Lights From Nowhere
  22. Mouth – Chase ’72
  23. Big Big Train – Voyager

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