Thymme Jones and Chicago’s long-time, genre-bending chameleons, Cheer-Accident, have contributed two new songs to the new Skin Graft Records compilation, “Post Now: Round One – Chicago vs. New York”, that is scheduled for release later this month.

Progzilla Radio has the honor of premiering one of these tracks, “Site”, to the world on our web page and on The Progressive Tracks Show hosted by Mike “ProgTracks” Pollack.

Written decades ago but never recorded, “Site” recalls the guitar stylings of Cheer-Accident’s late guitarist, Phil Bonnet, who was responsible for the distinct sounds on classic albums like “Salad Days” and “Trading Balloons”.

Track Artists:

Carmen Armillas – vocals
Jeff Libersher- electric and acoustic guitars
Thymme Jones – backing-vocals, bass synth, drums, keys
Scott Rutledge – words
Todd Rittmann – mastering

Post Now: Round One – Chicago vs. New York”, pits several forward-thinking bands from Chicago and New York in a musical battle for supremacy.  The compilation, featuring rare and exclusive songs, is due for release on Skin Graft Records on 15 March 2019, and is available through Bandcamp in digital download and compact disc formats at this site:

Big thanks go to Mark Fischer at Skin Graft Records, for giving Progzilla Radio the opportunity to bring great new music to the world… and to YOU!

Edition 150 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (370 in total) – first broadcast Sunday 24th March. Is now also available to listen to anytime or download.

Two hours of stunning band new melodic progressive rock tracks, along with special guest JOHN HOLDEN who talks about the making of his highly acclaimed album Capture Light, and the progress on the new album due out later this year.

This week’s playlist

1 35 Tapes – Circles (Lost & Found)
2 Mad Fellaz – Frost (III)
3 Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso – I ruderi del gulag (Transiberiana)
4 The Inner Road – Fire of Life (The Majestic Garden)
5 Vetrar Draugurinn – Seconds (Hinterlands)
• Interview with John Holden *
6 John Holden – Capture Light (Capture Light)
7 Corporesano – Il Venti del’ Inverno (Corporesano)
8 RPWL – Give Birth to the Sun (Tales from Outer Space)
9 Geof Whitely Project – End of Days (Disambiguation)
10 Aragon – Ghosts (Studio) (Rocking Horse and Other Short Stories from the Past)
11 A.C.T. – The Ruler of the World (Rebirth)

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 (2200UTC) – main broadcast
Tuesdays 0300-0500 UK (0300UTC) – For North America – Mon 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern
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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, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or

Comedy of Errors – Something She Said

Justice – Brianvision

The Who – Eminence Front

XTC – Making Plans For Nigel

Beardfish – Ludvig & Sverker

Pazzo Fanfano Di Musica – Sospiri del Fiore

Yes – America (live)

It Bites – People of America

Pure Reason Revolution – (i) Keep Me Sane/Insane; (ii) Apogee; (iii) Requiem

Quantum Pig – Citizen and State

Kaipa – Angling Feelings

Neil Campbell – Tubular Rainbows

ELO – Wild West Hero

Magellan – Aqualung

Metaphor – Bruises and Blisters

Mantis – Fred

Mauricio Ibáñez – Memories

Days Between Stations – Either Or 

Randy McStine – Before

Finneus Gauge – One Inch Of The Fall

Cheer-Accident – The Mind-Body Experience

Magellan – Magna Carta

Colonel Chloroform – Funkulus

Enchant – Shell of a Man

Machines Dream – Mad For All Seasons

Salem Hill – Sing On

Dust Mice – Moon Fetus

Days Between Stations – The Man Who Died Two Times

Northern Star 21st March 2019

The Oncoming Storm

Theme Pallas – Northern Star

  1. MC5 – Kick Out The Jams
  2. Alan Reed – Cross my Palm
  3. Supertramp – Don’t Leave me Now
  4. The Tangent – Follow Your Leaders
  5. Soul Cages – Force of a dream
  6. The Rube Goldberg Machine – Afraid of my Own Shadow
  7. Steven Wilson – Don’t Hate me
  8. Abel Ganz – The Drowning
  9. Alice Cooper – Elected
  10. Twelfth Night – We Are Sane
  11. The divine Comedy – The Napoleon Complex
  12. Gillan – If I sing Softly
  13. Steve Thorne – Making Plans
  14. Steve Hackett – The Devil is an Englishman
  15. The Nice – Hang On To a dream
  16. Donald Fagan – New Frontier
  17. The velvet Underground – The Gift
  18. The Gift – The Dance of denial
  19. Tom Slatter – Name in a file
  20. Talking Heads – No Compassion
  21. The Pineapple Thief – What we have sown

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SOTO, the modern Heavy Metal / Hard Rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex Yngwie Malmsteen / Talisman / ex Journey, Sons Of Apollo, TSO, etc.), recently announced signing a new worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic.

Now they are pleased to reveal their new, third studio album ‘Origami‘ which will be released May 24th, 2019, and to celebrate they have launched the records first Single. 

Watch the lyric video (Created by Cloud Music Typography) for ‘BeLie‘ now here:

SOTO comment about “BeLie“ from JSS as follows: “This is a song co-written with a long time collaborator of mine in Brazil, Leo Mancini, along with my drummer Edu Cominato. It had a very ‘Operation Mindcrime’ vibe to it musically when they presented me with the song so I knew I had to really think outside the box in making it not sound like a Queensryche song in the end. I love the middle section as it presents our new bassist, Tony Dickinson, to the world as a much needed entity in the band after losing our boy David Z. It serves as a great launching pad for ‘Origami’.”

‘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, and as digital download. The album comes packaged with classy artwork by Gustavo Sazes (Machine Head, Amaranthe, Arch Enemy).
Pre-order now here:

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, signing 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:


Edition 186 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Mauricio Ibáñez – The Wind Flows (from A Dream Inside of a Dream)
The Far Meadow – The Fugitive (from Foreign Land)
Introitus – Free (from Anima)
Vôdûn – Rituals (from Ascend)
Von Hertzen Brothers – Sunday Child (from New Day Rising)
Nosound – Wearing Lies On Your Lips (from Sol29)
Of Petra – Beautiful Illusions (from So Onto Itself)
Focus – Eruption (from Moving Waves)
Jonesy – Mind of the Century (from No Alternative)
Crack The Sky – Rangers At Midnight (from Animal Notes)
Cloud Atlas – Stars (from Beyond the Vale)
Innosense – Release (from Outcast)
Porcupine Tree – Sever Tomorrow (from Insignificance)
Greta Van Fleet – The New Day (from Anthem of the Peaceful Army)
Colourflow – The Fear (from First Light)
Nova Collective – Ripped Apart And Reassembled (from The Further Side)
Crippled Black Phoenix – We Forgotten Who We Are (from I, Vigilante)
Arcade Messiah – Deliverance (from Arcade Messiah III)
Cosmograf – When the Air Runs Out (from The Man Left in Space)

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 281 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this Fusion Festival preview edition we heard the following music:

  • Focus – Sylvia
  • Hey Jester – Pepper Spray
  • The Gift – All These Things
  • Focus – Heaven
  • Hats Off Gentlemen It’s Adequate – Coming Back
  • Encircled – The Obsession
  • I Am The Manic Whale – The Lifeboatmen
  • Final Coil – Lost Hope
  • Dec Burke – Signs Of Life
  • Tiger Moth Tales – For Absent Friends
  • England – Poisoned Youth
  • This Winter Machine – The Wheel Master
  • Emperor Norton – Act I Petrichor
  • Spiral Key – Possessive
  • Circu5 – The Chosen One
  • Franck Carducci – A Brief Tale Of Time
  • IO Earth – Solitude

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Edition 178 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Lord Divine – Reborn
Redshift – Invasion
The Ghost Next Door – Doubt
Leprous – Mirage
Godsticks – Exit Stage Right

Epic at 11: Soundgeist – Insanity pt.I & II

Poh Hock – Akasha
Darkwater – In Front of You

Album of the Week: Disillusion – Back to Times of Splendor

Alone I Stand In Fires
A Day By The Lake
And The Mirror Cracked

Beast In Black – Die by the Blade

Edition 185 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Motorpsycho – Psychotzar (from The Crucible)
The Room – Drowning in Sound (from Caught By The Machine)
Skylake Prisoner (from In Orbit)
Rush – The Anarchist (from Clockwork Angels)
Soup – Going Somewhere (from Remedies)
Abandoners – Rain On Sand (from Rain On Sand)
Delusion Squared – Black Waters (from The Final Delusion)
Mostly Autumn – White Rainbow (from White Rainbow)
Cozy Powell – Theme One (from Over The Top)
Blue Oyster Cult – The Vigil (from Mirrors)
Rainburn – Mirrors (from Insignify)
Agam – The Boat Song (from The Inner Self Awakens)
The Prodigy – Spitfire (from Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned)
Archive – Bright Lights (from The False Foundation)
John Wesley – Someone For A Day (from The Emperor Falls)
The Butterfly Effect – Rain (from Final Conversation of Kings)
Def Leppard – Gotta Let It Go (from Songs From The Sparkle Lounge)
Robin Trower – Too Rolling Stoned (off Bridge of Signs)
Bad Company – Deal With The Preacher (from Straight Shooter)
Free – Soon I Will Be Gone (from Highway)
Sylvan – Those Defiant Ways (from Deliverance)
John Wetton – Space And Time (from Voice Mail)
Battle Beast – No More Hollywood Endings (from No More Hollywood Endings)

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Jesus Christ – The Exorcist is a monumental project in Neal Morse’s already impressive discography. A Progressive Rock Opera 10 years in the making, it was written and produced by Morse and includes performances by Neal and an all-star cast of vocalists and musicians. Jesus Christ – The Exorcist will be released on June 14, 2019 on a double album set featuring about two hours of music that will encompass all the spectrums and genres Neal Morse is known for and will, of course, tell the Story of Stories.

Pre-order the 2CD, 3xLP, or Digital versions of the album.

Signed albums, limited edition color vinyl, & more available at:

– Frontiers U.S. Store:
– Frontiers EU Store:

Today, the first song from this masterpiece has been unveiled. Hear the song and watch the video for “Get Behind Me Satan” below.

I don’t know why it came to me in quite this way, but definitely the influences on this song are Black Sabbath and Deep Purple primarily. I even asked Rich Mouser when he was mixing the song to listen to ‘Paranoid’ because I thought that vocal effect would be cool on Ted’s (Leonard) voice,” says Morse of the track.

When asked about what fans can expect sound wise from the album, Morse explains, “Oh, it is completely diverse. There are touching ballads, rousing ensemble pieces, classical elements and dramatic Broadway musical type songs as well. It is really meant to be listened and experienced all the way through as you would a play or an opera. I hope the people will experience it in that way because I think that’s where they will really find the power in this piece of music.

He continues, “These songs and pieces of music were all written for this rock opera specifically. I wrote the first draft in 2008 and 2009, I believe. Then, last year in preparation for a performance at MorseFest I rewrote the whole musical again. I couldn’t be happier with the final outcome and I am thrilled that it is coming out on Frontiers this June.

With a cast of amazing vocalists and musicians like Ted Leonard, Eric Gillette, Nick D’Virgilio, Randy George, Bill Hubauer, Matt Smith, and others, this progressive rock opera is a landmark event that will leave its mark on every listener. “Let him who has ears to hear… let him hear!”

Jesus Christ – The Exorcist, had its live world premiere in 2018 and was performed by a Prog Rock all-star cast featuring Neal Morse (keys, guitar), Paul Bielatowicz (lead guitar), Bill Hubauer (keys), Randy George (bass), and Eric Gillette (drums). Featured vocalists included Ted Leonard (Spock’s Beard, Enchant), Nick D’Virgilio (Big Big Train, Spock’s Beard), Jake Livgren (Protokaw), Matt Smith (Theocracy), Wil Morse and more. Also, John Schlitt (Petra) and Rick Florian (White Heart) have been added to the performance as well.


1. Introduction
2. Overture
3. Getaway
4. Gather The People
5. Jesus’ Baptism
6. Jesus’ Temptation
7. There’s A Highway
8. The Woman Of Seven Devils
9. Free At Last
10. The Madman Of The Gadarenes
11. Love Has Called My Name
12. Better Weather
13. The Keys To The Kingdom
14. Get Behind Me Satan

1. He Must Go To The Cross
2. Jerusalem
3. Hearts Full Of Holes
4. The Last Supper
5. Gethsemane
6. Jesus Before The Council And Peter’s Denial
7. Judas’ Death
8. Jesus Before Pilate And The Crucifixion
9. Mary At The Tomb
10. The Greatest Love Of All
11. Love Has Called My Name (Reprise)

Full Cast:

Ted Leonard – Jesus
Talon David – Mary Magdalene
Nick D’Virgilio – Judas Iscariot
Rick Florian – The Devil
Matt Smith – John the Baptist
Jake Livgren – Peter and Caiaphas
Neal Morse – Pilate, Demon 1, Disciple 1
Mark Pogue – Israelite 1, the Madman of the Gadarenes, Pharisee 2
Wil Morse – Israelite 2, Demon 3, Pharisee 1
Gabe Klein – Demon 2, Pharisee 4
Gideon Klein – Demon 4
Julie Harrison – Servant Girl

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