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I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 246 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this special The Sea Within album launch edition we spoke with Roine Stolt and heard the following music:

  1. The Sea Within – Ashes Of Dawn
  2. The Flower Kings – Devil’s Playground
  3. The Sea Within – The Roaring Silence
  4. Pain Of Salvation – Inside
  5. The Aristocrats – I Want A Parrot
  6. Spiraling – The Connection
  7. Karmakanic – God, The Universe And Everything Else No One Really Cares About Pt.1
  8. The Sea Within – They Know My Name
  9. Pain Of Salvation – Deus Nova
  10. Karmakanic – Cello Suite No.1 In G Major
  11. Tom Brislin – Hurry Up And Smell The Roses
  12. Flying Colors – Lost Without You
  13. The Sea Within – Broken Cord
  14. The Flower Kings – Stardust We Are

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Tomorrow night’s Live From Progzilla Towers is a very special album launch show for The Sea Within‘s debut album, which is released on Thursday.

Join us to explore the album and the music of those involved, with an exclusive interview with Roine Stolt – only on Progzilla Radio, this Wednesday evening at 20:00 (GMT).

Join us in the chat room – Chat Room

Proving that prog isn't just for dinosaurs!

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 245 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  1. Arcane – Promise (Part 2)
  2. Frumpy – Good Winds
  3. Armonite – Clouds Collide
  4. Armonite – Freaks
  5. Genesis – Twilight Alehouse
  6. Fearing the Hill – Daybreak
  7. Colloseum II – Intergalactic Strut
  8. Colloseum II – The Inquisition
  9. Giles & Fripp (Ft Judy Dyble) – I Talk To The Wind
  10. Orbital – Lush
  11. Riverside – Second Life Syndrome
  12. Kino – People
  13. Ghost – Rats
  14. Ghost – Helvetesfonster
  15. He Chameleon – Ye Who Enter Here
  16. It Bites – The Old Man And The Angel
  17. Pinnacle – Stained Glass
  18. Rasasound – The Mirror
  19. Snarky Puppy – The Curtain
  20. Yuka & Chronoship – Visible Light
  21. Annie Haslam – Ripples

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Proving that prog isn't just for dinosaurs!

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 244 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  1. Pendragon – Masquerade Overture/Good As Gold
  2. Cell 15 – Street Lights
  3. Anubis – The Passing Bell
  4. Billy Cobham – Stratus
  5. Hillsphere – Mind At Rest
  6. Eddie Jobson – Transporter/Resident
  7. Drowning Steps – Even If
  8. C:Live Collective – This City Is London (Progzilla Danger Monkey Remix)
  9. IQ – Sacred Sound
  10. White Willow – Soulburn
  11. Kaprekar’s Constant – Four Faced Liar
  12. The Gift – The Willows
  13. Unreal City – Le Luci Delle Case
  14. Jeavestone – The Power Of Swankle
  15. Dead Heroes Club – A Time Of Shadows
  16. Lunatic Soul – Under The Fragmented Sky
  17. Spock’s Beard – Have We All Gone Crazy Yet?
  18. Talitha Rose – Incantation
  19. The Security Project – Here Comes The Flood

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TWO WEEKS ONLY!
HELP FUND and PRE-ORDER KOENJIHYAKKEI’s
NEW GATEFOLD DOUBLE ALBUM!

KOENJIHYAKKEI
1st row: Ah (vocals) /  Keiko Komori (saxophone)
2nd row: Taku Yabuki (keyboads) / Tatsuya Yoshida (drums / vocals)  / Kengo Sakamoto (bass / vocals)
bottom insert: Kei Koganemaru (new guitarist!)


The KICKSTARTER CAMPAIGN Begins
TUESDAY, JUNE 5th, 2018

CD / 2xLP / ULT-Edition / Digital Download
Now up for PRE-ORDER at KICKSTARTER.COM
“Some bands you just have to hear. Japan’s KOENJIHYAKKEI (aka Koenji Hyakkei aka Hundred Sights of Koenji) are just such a band. Headed by vocalist / composer / drummer extraordinaire Tatsuya Yoshida (of the renowned bass and drum duo RUINS) and emboldened by overcharged reeds, glittery keyboards and a soaring front-woman speaking in somersaulting tongues, KOENJIHYAKKEI blend progressive rock, jazz fusion, symphonic rock and neoclassicism with the energy of hardcore punk, the volume of metal and the attitude of rock in opposition.”

Hi Everyone – 

My name is Mark and I’m the founder of SKiN GRAFT Records.The video up top is just a sample of the 62 minutes of music KOENJIHYAKKEI have recorded for “Dhorimvishka”, their first new album since 2005’s “Angherr Shisspa”. I’ve heard the entire thing and it is incredible.

Now – historically Koenjihyakkei’s albums have been issued on CD – and “Dhorimviskha” will continue in this tradition, however we’ve issued recent releases from Yoshida’s Sax RUINS and RUINS Alone on vinyl as well.  – But due to “Dhorimvishka’s” length, the sound quality would be greatly compromised if all 62 minutes were squeezed onto just two sides of a single Vinyl LP.

Unfortunately, despite all of the “vinyl comeback” hype, we’ve seen declines in the demand for physical formats of music year after year – so much so that many albums have not yet recouped their initial manufacturing and origination expenses.

So that’s where you come in. All of the songs have been recorded, mixed and mastered – and the album is already being scheduled for release digitally and on compact disc – but if you would like to own “Dhorimviskha” in a slick, deluxe Gatefold Sleeved Double Vinyl LP edition, here is your chance to help make that happen.

For the next two weeks, we’re asking for your help to fund the manufacture of a vinyl release of “Dhorimviskha”through a Kickstarter campaign created by SKiN GRAFT and KOENJIHYAKKEI.

A few key things to understand about
KICKSTARTER and CROWDFUNDING:

• Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing platform. If we don’t raise the funds before the end of the campaign, we get $00- and the album will will not be released on vinyl.

• If you pledge support, you won’t be charged until the end of the campaign, and even then – only if the campaign is successful.

• You actually get something tangible in return for the investment. We can accept pledges from all over and will ship rewards worldwide.

Even if you don’t have a turntable, you can pledge funds and get a the CD version or Digital Download in return. And you’ll get it before the official release date!


You can see a complete list of rewards, preview some of the artwork and make a pledge / pre-order at this direct link HERE. We’ll continue to post updates at the Kickstarter page as the campaign goes on.

The band and I appreciate that funding a campaign such as this requires a bit of a leap of faith. If the community sees us through to a successfully funded campaign, we’ll do our best to meet or exceed everyone’s expectations. Please help us spread the news, we’ve only got two weeks to see this through. Below are links to some assets that can be used to help get the word out.

Thanks Everyone!

Mark, Tatsuya and all of Koenjihyakkei
( Kengo, Keiko, Taku, Kei and Ah )

Proving that prog isn't just for dinosaurs!

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 243 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  1. Gryphon – Spring Song
  2. Anyone’s Daughter – One World For You And Me (Multilanguage Version)
  3. Church Of The Cosmic Skull – Paper Aeroplane & Silver Moon
  4. Happy The Man – Stumpy Meets The Firecracker In Stencil Forest
  5. Gazpacho – Soyuz Out
  6. A Perfect Circle – So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish
  7. Tool – Reflection
  8. Happy Rhodes – Down, Down – “Building The Colossus”
  9. Happy Rhodes – Ra Is A Busy God
  10. C:Live Collective – This City Is London
  11. Opeth – Windowpane
  12. The Tangent – Up-Hill From Here
  13. IO Earth – Breakdown
  14. Steve Hackett – Entangled
  15. Premiata Forneria Marconi – Four Holes In The Ground
  16. Japan – Obscure Alternatives
  17. Mike Oldfield – First Excursion
  18. Moongarden – That Child
  19. Laura Meade – Sunflowers At Chernobyl
  20. The Samurai Of Prog – Ice
  21. Phideaux – Micro Softdeathstar
  22. Penny’s Twisted Flavour – Forgotten Words

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