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This news story was originally published here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=22563&IdCompany=8

SOTO, the modern Heavy Metal / Hardrock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (ex Yngwie Malmsteen / Talisman / Journey, Sons Of Apollo, TSO, etc.), are pleased to announce the signing of a new worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic.

 

Jeff Scott Soto checked in with the following comment about the signing:“I am proud to have SOTO working with the great InsideOutMusic & their partners at Century Media Records and Sony Music. Having seen what we did together with Sons Of Apollo, I am thrilled to see what we’ll do to further my own vanity band SOTO into the future. It‘s a very exciting time in our lives and career!”.


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. A new album is currently being worked on and its material will continue to expand and move the band towards new heights whilst following up with their brand of Power Rock.

 

SOTO also recently announced the newest member of the band, bassist Tony Dickinson, who coincidentally replaced the late David Z in the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Jeff explains, “It was the one, and only natural choice for us after losing our brother David in a horrific accident in 2017. Tony wrote, and played on two Singles for the first two SOTO albums, “The Fall“ and “FreakShow“. He is phenomenally talented, and a great friend. He’ll fit right in with us and I cannot wait to showcase more of his contributions as we move the band forward!”.

 

SOTO, which includes other members Jorge Salan (guitar), Edu Cominato (drums) and BJ (keys/guitar), will be touring throughout 2019 following the release of the still untitled new album as well as its corresponding singles and video clips.

 

Here are the next dates announced for SOTO in 2019:

 

SOTO – Live 2019:

17.02.2019 San Juan (Puerto Rico) – Handlebar

21.02.2019 Tampa (USA) – The Orpheum

24.-28.02.2019 Monsters Of Rock Cruise / https://monstersofrockcruise.com

More dates coming soon…

 

Stay tuned for more details about the upcoming SOTO album to be announced soon…

 

SOTO Line-Up:

Jeff Scott Soto – Vocals

Jorge Salan – Guitar

Tony Dickinson – Bass

BJ – Keys/Guitar

Edu Cominato – Drums

 

SOTO online:

www.sototheband.com

www.facebook.com/SOTOofficial

www.twitter.com/SOTOtheBand

www.facebook.com/JeffScottSoto

www.twitter.com/jeffscottsoto

 

INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:

www.insideoutmusic.com

www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV

www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic

www.twitter.com/insideouteu

www.insideoutshop.de

 

Edition 136 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio, first broadcast Sunday 16th December, is now also available to stream anytime you like or download. Two hours of fantastic melodic and symphonic progressive rock.

This week you can hear these proggy artists and bands:

1 Jon Davison/Tony Kaye – Parallels (A Life in Yes – The Chris Squire Tribute)
2 Telegraph – Gravity (Mir)
3 Pinn Dropp – Significant Someone (Perfectly Flawed)
4 Antilabe – Gangra (Domus Venetkens)
5 Karibow – Intruder/Touching The Borderline (Monumento)
6 Fleesh – Starless Part 1 (Single)
7 Exploring Birdsong – The Baptism (Single)
8 Strawbs – Golden Salamander (Nomadness)
9 Emperor Norton – Petrichor (Emperor Norton)
10 Doug Woods & Colin Powell – One of These Days (The Further Adventures of Miss Lily Louise Pepper)
11 Outstation – The Marionattes of Titan (Athena) – (The End of All Songs)
12 Days Before Tomorrow – Cant Do Anything (The Sky is Falling)
13 Grobschnitt – Vater Schmidts Wandertag (79.10 Remastered)
14 Barclay James Harvest feat. Les Holroyd – Play to the World (Classic Meets Rock)

You can hear THE PROG MILL on Progzilla Radio at the following times. Online at www.progzilla.com, via the tune in radio app and on internet radios:

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2200UTC) – MAIN BROADCAST
Tuesdays 3-5am UK (0300UTC) – for North America (Mon 7pm Pacific and 10pm Eastern)
Tuesdays 11pm-1am UK (2300 UTC)
Saturdays 6-8pm UK (1800UTC) an nice easy time to listen during Saturday teatime

PLUS – A listen anytime or downloadable podcast for you to listen to anytime you like. Normally online each week by Monday evening with links here and on the Progzilla Radio website.

Back next Sunday from 10pm UK with The Prog Mill’s Christmas Show! And please keep your melodic/symphonic proggy music suggestions coming in!

ALSO – Voting is continuing for THE PROG MILL LISTENERS ALBUM OF 2018. You can nominate your top 5 and send the list to me at shaun@progzilla.com or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill The results will be broadcast on the first Sunday in January. (Voting closes Midnight UK 31/12/18)

 

On this week’s Prog-Watch I’m playing fantastic prog rock music from Astral Bazaar, Anathema, Oscillazioni Alchemico Kreative (O.A.K.), Jussi Petäjä, Spriggan Mist, Daniel Eliseev Project, Roxy Music, All Traps on Earth, and The Tangent! Plus, a great feature on the new album by Canadian proggers mystery on Progressive Discoveries with Dr. Rob Fisher!

550: Variety + Mystery on Progressive Discoveries

 

 

Caravan – Hello Hello

Gazpacho – Fleeting Things

The Tangent – Supper’s Off*

The Tangent – The Melting Andalusian Skies*

Karamoi – Portrait of a Man

Museo Rosenbach – Della Natura

Justice – Helix

IQ – Born Brilliant

Stars In Battledress – The Women From The Ministry

IT – House

Jadis – The Beginning and the End (live)

 

*From Dead Bob’s Record of the Week, ‘Proxy’ by The Tangent

This news story was originally published here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=22560&IdCompany=8

Following the release of 2017’s Prog Award-winning album ‘Lost In The Ghost Light’, Tim Bowness returns with his fifth solo album ‘Flowers At The Scene’ on the 1st March 2019. Produced by no-man, the album is a vibrant collection of 11 strikingly diverse songs.

Tim comments: “’Lost In The Ghost Light – which was always intended as a one-off – felt like a perfect conclusion to a particular way of writing and working. In the wake of that, ‘Flowers At The Scene’ very much feels like a press reset.

It was an exciting project to put together and it was great working closely with old sparring partners, Brian Hulse and Steven Wilson. Steven was initially brought in to mix the album, but very quickly he was doing far more and developing production ideas alongside Brian and I. Listening to pieces such as ‘Not Married Anymore’, ‘Borderline’ and ‘The War On Me’, we both felt that the project had more than a hint of the spirit of no-man and it became obvious that this was a no-man co-production rather than a Bowness/Wilson one.

Elsewhere, the likes of Fates Warning’s Jim Matheos, Colin Edwin, Dylan Howe and Tom Atherton delivered some incredible performances and it was a delight to get Peter Hammill, Kevin Godley, Andy Partridge and David Longdon involved.

Peter and Kevin were two of my favourite singers growing up and I’ve been a long-term fan of XTC, so it was genuinely a thrill to hear their excellent contributions.”

Representing the duo of Tim Bowness and Steven Wilson’s first joint production in over a decade, the album features performances from an extraordinary cast of players including Peter Hammill (Van Der Graaf Generator), Andy Partridge (XTC), Kevin Godley (10cc), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), Jim Matheos (Fates Warning/OSI), David Longdon (Big Big Train), co-producer Brian Hulse (Plenty), Australian trumpeter Ian Dixon, and drummers Tom Atherton and Dylan Howe. The Curator, David K Jones, violinist Fran Broady and Charles Grimsdale also guest.

Mixed by Steven Wilson and mastered by Steve Kitch (The Pineapple Thief), the album’s artwork is once again by Jarrod Gosling. ‘Flowers At The Scene’ will be available as CD, LP + CD & as a digital album.

The full track-listing is as follows:
1) I Go Deeper (4.15)
2) The Train That Pulled Away (4.04)
3) Rainmark (4.15)
4) Not Married Anymore (3.30)
5) Flowers At The Scene (3.04)
6) It’s The World (3.03)
7) Borderline (3.45)
8) Ghostlike (5.08)
9) The War On Me (3.47)
10) Killing To Survive (3.59)
11) What Lies Here (4.00)


Tim Bowness is primarily known as vocalist/co-writer with no-man, a long-running collaboration with Steven Wilson.

In addition to releasing six studio albums and a documentary DVD with no-man, Tim has worked with popular Italian artist Alice, Mercury Prize nominated Banco De Gaia, Robert Fripp, Peter Hammill and Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera (amongst many others).

Tim recorded the album Flame (1994) with Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree/ex-Japan), and co-produced/co-wrote Talking With Strangers (2009) for Judy Dyble (ex-Fairport Convention).

Tim Bowness released his fourth solo album, ‘Lost In The Ghost Light’ last year through InsideOutMusic, garnering the best solo reviews he has ever received and reaching #5 in the official UK rock chart. It also picked up Best Cover Artwork at the prestigious annual Progressive Music Awards 2017.

TIM BOWNESS online:
http://www.timbowness.co.uk
https://www.facebook.com/timbowness
https://twitter.com/TimBowness

INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/insideouteu
www.insideoutshop.de

Edition 135 of THE PROG MILL (in total edition 355 which is also the show’s 7th birthday!) – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio Sunday 9th December, is now also ready to stream anytime or download as a mp3 file.

Two hours of simply magnificent melodic & symphonic progressive rock. With a playlist which goes something like this

1 Steve Hackett – Under The Eye of the Sun (At The Edge of Light)
2 Manuel Schmid & Marek Arnold -Diese Zeit (Zeiten)
3 La Cadena Psych – Home (Hope?)
4 Rikard Sjoblom’s Gungfly – Crown of Leaves (Friendship)
5 Anima Mundi – The Hunter (Insomnia)
6 Mind Sculpture – Down The Rabbit Hole (Single)
7 Steve Hughes – Deny the Nightmare (Single)
8 Visible Wind – Lunar Doubts (Narcissus Goes to the Moon)
9 Corciolli – The Man Who Disappeared in the Painting (Illusia)
10 John Wetton – Mondrago/Rock of Faith (Rock of Faith)
11 Landmarq – Solitary Witness (Solitary Witness & Origins)
12 iamthemorning – Scotland (Ocean Sounds)
13 KDB3 – Brand New Day (I Fill My Days with Noise)
14 The Moody Blues – What am I Doing Here? (In Search of the Lost Chord)
15 Lifesigns – Telephone (Lifesigns)

You can hear THE PROG MILL on Progzilla Radio at the following times. Online at www.progzilla.com, via the tune in radio app and on internet radios:

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2200UTC) – MAIN BROADCAST
Tuesdays 3-5am UK (0300UTC) – for North America (Mon 7pm Pacific and 10pm Eastern)
Tuesdays 11pm-1am UK (2300 UTC)
Saturdays 6-8pm UK (1800UTC) an nice easy time to listen during Saturday teatime

PLUS – A listen anytime or downloadable podcast for you to listen to anytime you like. Normally online each week by Monday evening with links here and on the Progzilla Radio website.

Back next Sunday from 10pm UK with another brand new Prog Mill full of melodic and symphonic progressive music. And please keep your melodic/symphonic proggy music suggestions coming in!

ALSO – Voting is now open for THE PROG MILL LISTENERS ALBUM OF 2018. You can nominate your top 5 and send the list to me at shaun@progzilla.com or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill The results will be broadcast on the first Sunday in January.

 

On this week’s Prog-Watch my special guest is Oliver Rüsing of Karibow! Oliver and I have an interesting (and at times fun) conversation about the making of the spectacular new Karibow album, Monumento! Along the way I also play lots of great Karibow music, including a couple from the new one!

549: In Conversation with Oliver Rüsing of Karibow