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Featuring guest contributions from Andy Burgess (Praying Mantis), actor Mark Benton (Northern Lights, Waterloo Road, Scoop, Dr. Who, etc.), Mike Freeland (More, ex-Praying Mantis) and Antoine Sazio (The New Year Project), it takes listeners on a trek through three millennia of history, juxtaposes classic comic book stories with a failing relationship, looks at the events and people who influence us consciously or otherwise, searches for the perfect woman, and takes minor detours via 80s hair rock and gin.

An album to be released in five parts, Still Sitting in Danny’s Car recounts a narrative that touches upon issues of friendship, nostalgia, loss, lust, lessons we might learn from ancient history, alcoholism, and the dilemmas that come with great power. It is both a quirky study of grief and a celebration of what it means to be alive. With Parts 1 & 2 already available, SSIDC 3: Rubicon continues this journey of everyday rockers, pubs, time travel and a job swap with Death.

Track List

  1. Rubicon*
  2. Timeo Danaos Et Dona Ferentes
  3. Whatever Happened to Mary Jane?§
  4. Gwen in Stasis
  5. Madame Geneva
  6. We Had The Rock‡/Lost Boys
  7. Albion∞

The Mighty Handful
Ralph Blackbourn – Keyboards, vocals
Tom Halley – Bass, vocals Christopher James Harrison – Lead guitar, vocals Matt Howes – Lead vocals, guitars
Gary Mackenzie – Drums, vocals

Guest artists
*Andy Burgess – Lead Guitar §
Antoine Sazio – Saxophone
‡Mike Freeland – Lead Vocals
∞Mark Benton – Narration

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Ten years of music in two hours: a double live album with an unreleased studio track ‘My Silent Sea’ and a remake of ‘Los Endos’ by Genesis for the young Italian prog-rock band, acclaimed worldwide
Vivo: the first live album of Barock Project!
15 tracks – 123 minutes
“We strongly believe in the energy that comes from the audience during our concerts: it’s a magical feedback which allows us to give our very best. Vivo has multiple meanings: we wish to give back to the listener the energy that the band produces on stage; furthermore, we want to celebrate our first decade of activity, ten years since recording our very first album; finally, Vivo is a milestone for our new line up and the new musical direction we are taking”. Rarely a live album has so much importance in the history of a band, but in the case of Barock Project Vivo is really a prime chapter: a double live album entirely recorded during the 2015 tour, that summarizes a decade of songs and sketches a future musical scenario, as proven by the new studio track My Silent Sea.
Vivo’s tracklist perfectly reflects the composing growth and evolution of Barock and also offers the dynamic impact of the band playing live: “In studio we are always very methodical, so when we play the new material live, at first we tend to play the songs as we recorded them, only after some time we start to transform them and this allows us to get motivated and have fun playing. Our arrangements are very rich and we do our best to propose them on stage in a more direct way to ensure a different impact, more suitable to the concert mood“. While a remake of Los Endos by Genesis closes the first disc, the second ends with My Silent Sea, an unreleased studio track connected to Skyline, as Zabbini declares: “I felt I had to close the Skyline chapter because Barock is living a turning point and wish to communicate differently, so I recalled the dreamy and narrative atmospheres of Skyline to give an epilogue to the story of this man on the raft. Our lyricist Antonio De Sarno gave proper meaning to the music I had written. Infact this track could easily be called “Skyline Epilogue”.
Barock Project
Luca Zabbini – piano, keyboards, acoustic guitar, vocals
Luca Pancaldi – lead vocal
Eric Ombelli – drums
Marco Mazzuoccolo – electric guitar
Francesco Caliendo – bass

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Over 5 years in the making, “Hinterland” is the debut album from band, Tilt.

Following on from their acclaimed debut EP “Million Dollar Wound”, “Hinterland” has over 60 minutes of new music.

Tilt members Robin Boult, David Stewart and Steve Vantsis are all probably better known for recording, writing and touring with prog legend Fish over  the years. Steve Vantsis was also responsible for most of the writing of the last two well received Fish albums, ‘13th Star’ and ‘Feast of Consequences’. They are augmented by guitarist Paul Humphreys and singer PJ Dourley.

Tilt are joined on this release by keyboard player John Beck (It Bites) and guitarist John Mitchell (Lonely Robot/Kino/Arena/It Bites) with John Mitchell also responsible for the final mix.

The lead track from the album is “Bloodline” which has already been accepted for rotation at Planet Rock Radio.
The radio edit of “Bloodline” can be bought or streamed at

“Hinterland” is exclusively distributed by Burning Shed and is available to pre-order now with an exclusive signed postcard by the band for initial orders at

Digital distribution of ‘HINTERLAND’ will initially be taken care of exclusively by Bandcamp at

“Hinterland” is scheduled for release on 30th June.

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After more than 25 years, Yes members Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman have announced a re-union tour to play Yes music and more. Means that ARW are currently writing and recording new music.

ARW will tour North America in October/ November and a world tour in 201 is planned.

North American tour dates:

4 – Orlando, FL – Hard Rock Live
6 – Hollywood, FL – Seminole Hard Rock Casino
7 – Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
9 – Durham, NC – Durham Performing Arts Center
10 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
15 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
16 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
19 – Boston, MA – Wang Theatre
21 – Wallingford, CT – Toyota Oakdale Theatre
22 – Huntington, NY – The Paramount
24 – Montclair, NJ – Wellmont Theater
26 – Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre
28 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Event Center
29 – Akron, OH – Goodyear Theater at East End
1 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre
2 – Pittsburgh, PA – Heinz Hall
4 – New Buffalo, MI – Four Winds Casino
5 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
7 – Nashville, TN – Schermerhorn Symphony Center
9 – St Louis, MO – Fox Theatre
11 – New Orleans, LA – Saenger Theatre
12 – San Antonio, TX – Majestic Theatre
14 – Austin, TX – ACL at the Moody Theater
16 – Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
17 – Salt Lake City, UT – Capitol Theater
19 – Las Vegas, NV – The Pearl
20 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
22 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum
25 – San Francisco, CA – Masonic

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The Chilean progressive rock outfit SETI is back, six years after their latest studio effort “Discoveries”, a new album has just been announced and is available for preorder. “Bold Travels” will be released in August, and it features notable contributions by Steve Rothery (Marillion), Clive Nolan(Arena/Pendragon) and Damian Wilson (Threshold/Headspace).

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Never released before, the song was written by Dark Avenger’s vocalist, Mario Linhares

“A great discovery of the Brazilian metal”. This phrase was said by experienced and respected singer Mario Linhares, from the band Dark Avenger, about Sao Paulo’s traditional heavy metal act Primator.

Primator is, indeed, a legitimate representative of the new generation of Brazilian metal, although already count on experience and respect earned through its super praised debut album, “Involution”, voted one of the “Best Brazilian Metal Albums from 2015” by the brazilian webzines Heavynroll, Mundo Metal and Roadie Metal.

The friendship between Primator and Mario Linhares became even closer when, in April last year, Dark Avenger and Primator shared the stage in Sao Paulo. The approach also ended up yielding Linhares announcement as producer of next Primator’s studio album.
Mario Linhares also presented the group with a song of his own entitled “To Mars” which ended up turning a music video.

Produced by Daniel de Sá, the shootings for “To Mars” occured at Pedreira do Icatu, in Votorantim/Brazil, same disabled mine that was used in 2012 for a memorable show of Focus, the legendary dutch progressive rock band. All the scenes were filmed at night and shows the band on a literally incendiary performance.

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