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The Progressive Tracks Show #348 (The Genre Neutral Show)

Progressive Rock’s sub-genres are tricky, and bands don’t always fall into neat little categories.

Such are the artists featured this week.

PLAYLIST:

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

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Edition 193 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio, first broadcast 19 January 2020, is now also available to stream on demand or download as a mp3 file. Another two hours of superb accessible melodic and symphonic progressive rock.

This Week’s Playlist

1 Moonshot – Worlds of Yesterday (Worlds of Yesterday)
2 Nektar – Drifting (The Other Side)
3 Moon Halo – Don’t Let It End Like This (Chroma)
4 Jadis – Follow Me To Salzburg (Once Upon a Time)
5 Rush – Mission (Hold Your Fire)
6 The Flower Kings – Miracles for America (Waiting for Miracles)
7 Strattman – A Better World (The Lie of the Beholder)
8 Phil Lanzon – 48 Seconds (48 Seconds)
9 Gravity Machine – Dreamtime (Red)
10 Rush – Losing It (R40 Live)
11 Different Light – All For You (Burden of Paradise)
12 Triumph – Blinding Light Show/Moonchild (Triumph)
13 Deaton LeMay Project – Voice of Freedom (Day After Yesterday)

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

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

Your melodic and symphonic progressive rock music suggestions for the show are very welcome. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill

 

KRAZZ LOFT VINYL SHOW

Broadcast 19th January 2020

 

1.    In the Time of our Lives Iron Butterfly
2.    Script For A Jester’s Tear Marillion
3.    Beside the Rio Grande Strawbs
4.    Imagining GTR
5.    Cowboy Song Thin Lizzy
6.    Womankind Greg Kihn Band
7.    Clear White Light Lindisfarne
8.    The Mighty Quinn (Quinn the Eskimo) Bob Dylan
9.    Stand By Me Jay & The Americans
10. Feelin’ Alright Three Dog Night
11. Happy Cause I’m Going Home Chicago
RUSH 3-PACK, REMEMBERING NEIL PEART
12. (Ebb Tide/)Jacob’s Ladder Rush
13. The Body Electric Rush
14. The Weapon Rush
15. Half-Penny, Two Penny Styx
16. Spectral Morning Steve Hackett
17. Delta This Winter Machine
18. Confidante Paul McCartney
19. Ready or Not Little Days
20. Funny How Time Slips Away Al Green
SIAS: McCoy Tyner-La Leyenda de la Hora The Legend of the Hour (S2)
21. Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit McCoy Tyner
22. La Busca (The Search) McCoy Tyner
23. Slippin’ Into Darkness War
24. You’re No Good Potliquor
25. When The Weight Comes Down The Tragically Hip
26. Sister Christian Night Ranger
27. No Land’s Man Pattern-Seeking Animals
28. Black Velvet Stallion Budgie
29. Insane Lighthouse
30. Your Good Thing Cold Blood
31. One Five Eight Stone The Crows
32. Let Me Get By Tedeschi Trucks Band
33. Wild Man Duke Ellington/Count Basie
34. Big Mack Buddy Rich
35. In The Middle Of The River The Crusaders
36. Tell Me How Do You Feel Lee Michaels
37. Talking Old Soldiers Elton John
38. Slave Elton John
39. All My Friends Gregg Allman
40. Mad Larry The Hometown Band
41. Holdin on to Yesterday Ambrosia

 

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This news story was originally published here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=23999&IdCompany=8

…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead release their first new album in six years today, with the launch of ‘X: The Godless Void and Other Stories’. To celebrate, they have launched a video for the third track taken from the album, ‘Something Like This’, and you can watch that now here: https://youtu.be/CTi2KG6jkjY

The new album has been receiving fantastic reactions from the press, with Louder Than War calling it “a real return to form”, while Prog Magazine said that “hugeness, at last, should beckon”. This comes ahead of a 26-date European tour that begins in France on the 9th February.

The new album is available as a Limited CD Digipak, 180g vinyl + album on CD & as digital album, all featuring the iconic artwork of Conrad Keely. Order now here:
https://andyouwillknowusbythetrailofdead.lnk.to/XTGVAOS

As they enter their 25th year together, Trail of Dead is back to their core with Keely and Reece at the helm and basing themselves in Austin where Reece has been holding it down since the band’s early days. Keely returned in 2018 after a five-year stint in Cambodia and earlier this year they took the band on the road for a 20th anniversary tour of 1999’s Madonna.

Watch the video for ‘Into The Godless Void’ here: https://youtu.be/qwPvnMdAXyA

Watch the video for the album’s first single ‘Don’t Look Down’ here:
https://youtu.be/bbXNaERHIfA 

X: The Godless Void and Other Stories was produced by …Trail’s own Conrad Keely alongside engineer Charles Godfrey (Sinkane, of Montreal, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). Work on the new album began in earnest in 2018 after Keely returned home to Austin following five years in Cambodia, rejoining fellow founding member Jason Reece. As a result, the album sees Keely detailing “the sadness of moving away from a place that I loved,” while also taking inspiration from Steven Pressfield’s book The War Of Art to face his own demons regarding the creative process. “I feel like I’m writing pop music,” he says, “it’s just not Top 20 pop. “It’s the pop music I wish was on the radio, the pop music I would’ve grown up with.”

Reece agrees, citing Talk Talk, Killing Joke and Laurie Anderson as inspirations. “There’s definitely the idea of loss, leaving someone or something important in your life, but it’s more abstract,” he explains, adding that the track “Into The Godless Void” in particular deals with “this existential woe that all humans tend to go through – feeling that weight that plagues the mind.”

X: The Godless Void and Other Stories comes as the duo enters their 25th year together as a band. After playing their first show together in 1995, they quickly became known for their powerful and cathartic live performances that often ended with them destroying their instruments on stage. They released their self-titled debut album in 1997 on King Coffey’s Trance Syndicate label and in 1999, sophomore LP Madonna followed on Merge Records. Three years later, seminal LP Source Tags & Codes would cement the band’s status in rock lore after it earned them a rare Pitchfork 10. The band subsequently released Worlds Apart (2005), So Divided (2006), The Century of Self (2009) and the triumphant Tao of the Dead (2011) which led to a live performance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon that had Questlove tweeting, “damn!!! @realtrailofdead came and kicked ass in 2 mins!!!”

Critical acclaim continued with Lost Songs in 2012 which Rolling Stone wrote, “…explosive indie-prog is defined by the push and pull of Conrad Keely’s epic mysticism and Jason Reece’s primal punk surge.” 2014’s IX had NME calling it, “…their most focused and thrilling…,” Uncut added that the LP did a “…a good job of tethering grand ambition to signature intensity” and Billboard said the album recalled, “the ponderous grandeur of 2002’s seminal Source Tags & Codes.”

After a steady flow of albums and touring, the six years between IX and X: The Godless Void and Other Stories made up their longest break and found both Reece and Keely working on other projects. “When Conrad moved to Cambodia, we both had time to live our lives and do different things,” Reece explains. “Coming back to the band, there was a new vigor to it. It all feels exciting still.” They’ve also reverted to the live format of their early years with Reece and Keely alternating between drums and frontman duties – a musical partnership that dates back to high school and feels fresh and familiar all at the same time.

The band have also announced European headline shows in support of the new record, find the full list below:

09.02.2020 – (FR) Dunquerque, Les Quatre Ecluses
10.02.2020 – (FR) Paris, Le Petit Bain
12.02.2020 – (DE) Cologne, Stadtgarten
13.02.2020 – (DE) Bielefeld, Forum
14.02.2020 – (CH) Basel, Sommercasino
16.02.2020 – (DE) Reutlingen, Franz.K
17.02.2020 – (DE) Munich, Strom
18.02.2020 – (AT) Vienna, Flex
19.02.2020 – (DE) Berlin, Festsaal Kreuzberg
21.02.2020 – (DE) Hamburg, The Stage Club
22.02.2020 – (DK) Copenhagen, Loppen
23.02.2020 – (SE) Stockholm, Nalen Klubb
24.02.2020 – (NO) Oslo, Vulkan Arena
26.02.2020 – (NL) Amsterdam, Melkweg
27.02.2020 – (NL) Nijmengen, Doornroosje
28.02.2020 – (BE) Brussels, Botanique
29.02.2020 – (UK) Brighton (Sussex) Patterns
01.03.2020 – (UK) Bristol, The Exchange
02.03.2020 – (UK) Nottingham, The Bodega Social Club
03.03.2020 – (UK) Edinburgh, The Mash House
04.03.2020 – (UK) Manchester, Night & Day
05.03.2020 – (UK) Newcastle upon Tyne, Riverside
07.03.2020 – (UK) Leicester, The Cookie
08.03.2020 – (UK) Hudderfield, The Parish
10.03.2020 – (UK) London, The Dome
11.03.2020 – (UK) St. Albans, The Horn

The full track-listing for ‘X: The Godless Void and Other Stories’ is as follows:
1. The Opening Crescendo
2. All Who Wander
3. Something like This
4. Into the Godless Void
5. Don’t look down
6. Gone
7. Children of the Sky
8. Who Haunts the Haunter
9. Eyes of the Overworld
10. Gravity
11. Blade of Wind
12. Through the Sunlit Door

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead Online:
https://ww.facebook.com/andyouwillknowusbythetrailofdead/https://twitter.com/trailofdead
https://www.instagram.com/realtrailofdead/

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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/news/monuments-the-amanuensis-vinyl-reissue/

Monuments‘ sophomore studio album The Amanuensis is slated for a vinyl re-issue on April 18 via German label Backbite Records.

London’s very own Djent/Progressive Metal band Monuments was founded in 2009. Quickly they made it to a record deal with Century Media and put out their debut album Gnosis in 2012. Following a few line-up changes The Amanuesis dropped in 2014, featuring a former Periphery member Christopher Barretto on vocals.

Lyrics inspired by David Mitchell‘s book “Cloud Atlas” and an incredible level of technique, gambling around with Metalcore, Djent and Modern Metal, marked the band’s position as a top-notch act in its genre. Touring the world continuously, Monuments have a huge following around the world.

German record label Backbite Records, specialized on vinyl reissues, signed a licensing deal with Century Media for a 500 copies vinyl repressing of The Amanuensis. The prices for the original pressings went crazy and it is very hard to find the copies of original pressing on market today. Time to fill the gap, your chance to snatch a copy of this gem.

There will be 500 copies in total: 100 on a milky clear vinyl, and 400 on a magenta w/ black marble effect vinyl. High quality lacquer cut at Flight13 duplications Germany and vinyl production at MPO France. Street date is April 18, 2020.

Pre-sale is up now at www.backbite-records.de

Monuments - The Amanuensis vinyl reissue

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Monuments‘ sophomore studio album The Amanuensis is slated for a vinyl re-issue on April 18 via German label Backbite Records.

London’s very own Djent/Progressive Metal band Monuments was founded in 2009. Quickly they made it to a record deal with Century Media and put out their debut album Gnosis in 2012. Following a few line-up changes The Amanuesis dropped in 2014, featuring a former Periphery member Christopher Barretto on vocals.

Lyrics inspired by David Mitchell‘s book “Cloud Atlas” and an incredible level of technique, gambling around with Metalcore, Djent and Modern Metal, marked the band’s position as a top-notch act in its genre. Touring the world continuously, Monuments have a huge following around the world.

German record label Backbite Records, specialized on vinyl reissues, signed a licensing deal with Century Media for a 500 copies vinyl repressing of The Amanuensis. The prices for the original pressings went crazy and it is very hard to find the copies of original pressing on market today. Time to fill the gap, your chance to snatch a copy of this gem.

There will be 500 copies in total: 100 on a milky clear vinyl, and 400 on a magenta w/ black marble effect vinyl. High quality lacquer cut at Flight13 duplications Germany and vinyl production at MPO France. Street date is April 18, 2020.

Pre-sale is up now at www.backbite-records.de

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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/news/rush-sales-up/

According to BillboardRush song streams surged by 776% while sales grew by more than 2,000% in the U.S. in the days following the death of drummer Neil Peart.

Between January 10 and January 13, on-demand audio and video streams of Rush‘s catalog increased to a combined 24.54 million. The band’s 1981 classic ”Tom Sawyer” was the most streamed song during the period, with 2.8 million listens, compared to the 698,000 streams it registered between January 6 and January 9. Song sales were at 19,000 compared to 1,000 in the previous three days, with album sales increasing 1,820% to 6,000.

Elsewhere, Rush songs took up 23 of the 25 positions on Billboard‘s LyricFind U.S. and LyricFind Global charts dated January 18. The LyricFind Global and LyricFind U.S. charts rank the fastest-momentum-gaining tracks in lyric-search queries and usages globally and in the U.S., respectively, provided by LyricFind. The Global chart includes queries from all countries, including the U.S. Once again, ”Tom Sawyer” was the most popular song on the Global chart, followed by ”Limelight” (No. 2), ”The Trees” (No. 3), ”The Temples Of Syrinx” (No. 4), ”Losing It” (No. 5) and ”The Garden” (No. 6).

Rush‘s final show took place at the Forum in Los Angeles on August 1, 2015. Peart indicated at the time that he wanted to retire while he was still able to play well, along with a desire to spend more time at home with his young daughter.

Peart died on January 7 at the age of 67 from an aggressive form of brain cancer that he battled for more than three years. The band announced his passing on January 10, setting off shockwaves and an outpouring of grief from fans and musicians all over the world.

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According to BillboardRush song streams surged by 776% while sales grew by more than 2,000% in the U.S. in the days following the death of drummer Neil Peart.

Between January 10 and January 13, on-demand audio and video streams of Rush‘s catalog increased to a combined 24.54 million. The band’s 1981 classic ”Tom Sawyer” was the most streamed song during the period, with 2.8 million listens, compared to the 698,000 streams it registered between January 6 and January 9. Song sales were at 19,000 compared to 1,000 in the previous three days, with album sales increasing 1,820% to 6,000.

Elsewhere, Rush songs took up 23 of the 25 positions on Billboard‘s LyricFind U.S. and LyricFind Global charts dated January 18. The LyricFind Global and LyricFind U.S. charts rank the fastest-momentum-gaining tracks in lyric-search queries and usages globally and in the U.S., respectively, provided by LyricFind. The Global chart includes queries from all countries, including the U.S. Once again, ”Tom Sawyer” was the most popular song on the Global chart, followed by ”Limelight” (No. 2), ”The Trees” (No. 3), ”The Temples Of Syrinx” (No. 4), ”Losing It” (No. 5) and ”The Garden” (No. 6).

Rush‘s final show took place at the Forum in Los Angeles on August 1, 2015. Peart indicated at the time that he wanted to retire while he was still able to play well, along with a desire to spend more time at home with his young daughter.

Peart died on January 7 at the age of 67 from an aggressive form of brain cancer that he battled for more than three years. The band announced his passing on January 10, setting off shockwaves and an outpouring of grief from fans and musicians all over the world.

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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/news/russell-allen-anette-olzon-worlds-apart/

Noted progressive metal vocalists Russell Allen (Symphony X, Adrenaline Mob) and Anette Olzon (The Dark Element, ex-Nightwish) will release a collaborative album titled Worlds Apart on March 6 via Frontiers Music Srl. The project will be issued under the moniker Allen/Olzon.

Allen and acclaimed Swedish guitarist, songwriter and producer Magnus Karlsson (Primal Fear, Magnus Karlsson’s Free Fall) collaborated successfully on three critically acclaimed albums where Russell dueted with Norwegian singer Jorn Lande. After a break in their collaboration on said albums, where former Stratovarius guitarist Timo Tolkki stepped in and oversaw an album, Magnus has returned to the fold, but with an exciting new twist to the formula. This time, Russell and Magnus welcome none other than the amazingly talented Olzon as Allen‘s vocal partner and offer up an unbelievable new duets album.

Worlds Apart track listing:

01. Never Die
02. Worlds Apart
03. I’ll Never Leave You
04. What If I Live
05. Lost Soul
06. No Sign Of Life
07. One More Chance
08. My Enemy
09. Who You Really Are
10. Cold Inside
11. Who’s Gonna Stop Me Now

Recording lineup:

Vocals – Russell AllenAnette Olzon
Guitars, bass and keyboards – Magnus Karlsson
Drums – Anders Köllerfors

Since the end of her five-year stint with Nightwish in 2012, Olzon released a solo album, 2014′s Shine, and formed The Dark Element with former Sonata Arctica guitarist Jani Liimatainen. The group’s self-titled debut album was released in 2017; a follow-up, Songs The Night Sings, was released in November.

Over the past 14 years, Allen — best known as the front man of long-running progressive metal group Symphony X — has released four acclaimed collaborative albums with Norwegian singer Jørn Lande (Masterplan, Avantasia, Jorn). The first three Allen/Lande releases were produced and written by Karlsson, with the fourth and most recent — 2014′s The Great Divide — produced and written by Tolkki.

Last month, Anette commented on the upcoming LP, writing on social media: “So this is my secret project I’ve hinted about. To make an album with such a great and versatile singer as Russell Allen is an honor for me, and to have Magnus Karlsson making the songs and playing is also an honor.

Allen — who has toured with Trans-Siberian Orchestra since 2013 — was recently injured during the rehearsals for TSO‘s annual winter tour. He will spend much of 2020 touring with Symphony X, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year.

Allen/Olzon - Worlds Apart

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