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The midpoint of 2019 is rapidly approaching! Which means that it is time for this year’s Prog-Watch and The Progressive Aspect collaboration on Some Of The Best Of 2019 (So Far)! A dozen tracks from some of the best albums of 2019, as selected by Yours Truly and some of the top reviewers at TPA!

Thanks to Tony Colvill, Rob Fisher, Jez Rowden, Roger Trenwith, and Leo Trimming for their contributions!

625: Prog-Watch & TPA Present Some of the Best of 2019 (So Far)

 

Edition 162 of THE PROG MILL, first broadcadt on Progzilla Radio on Sunday 16 June, is now also available to stream anytime or download.

Here’s this week’s Playlist

1 Zeelley Moon – Tricks & Tragedy (Zeelley Moon)
2 Golden Caves – Bring Me to the Water (Collision)
3 Gong – The Elemental (The Universe Collapses)
4 Amarok – The Song of All Those Distant (The Storm)
5 Moonrise – Calling Your Number (Travel Within)
6 RPWL – Give Birth to the Sun (Tales from Outer Space)
7 John Wetton – Mondrago/Rock of Faith (Giant Electric Pea)
8 How Far to Hitchin – Compression (Black Bead Eye)
9 Mostly Autumn – Eternally Yours (White Rainbow)
10 Jefferson Starship – Awakening (Freedom at Point Zero)
11 Wishbone Ash – Persephone (There’s The Rub)
12 Luna Rossa – The Dark Room (Sleeping Pills and Lullabies)
13 Magenta – Home (Home)
14 London Philharmonic Orchestra feat Steve Howe/Bill Bruford – Starship Trooper (Symphonic Songs of Yes)

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 (2100UTC) – main broadcast
Tuesdays 0300-0500 UK (0200UTC) – For North America – Mon 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern
Tuesdays 2300-0100UK (2200 UTC) – 1500 Pacific/1800 Eastern
Saturdays 6-8pm UK (1700 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

NEXT WEEK: A brand new Prog Mill LONG ONES SPECIAL – just 5 epic proggy tracks in 2 hours!

This news story was originally published here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=23753&IdCompany=8

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend has announced the 4th part of his career-spanning vinyl box-set series. ‘ERAS Part 4’ is set for release on the 23rd August 2019, and features ‘Ziltoid The Omniscient’ & ‘Z² – Dark Matters’, plus the vinyl debut of ‘Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall’ & ‘The Retinal Circus’ – across 9 pieces of 180g vinyl inside a sturdy 2-piece box set with an LP-booklet filled with liner notes and comments by Devin.

Devin comments: “Continuing in the ERAS series is volume 4, these box sets have been very special to me in that commemorating the times and experiences of the past work allows me-for once- to stop and reflect on all the effort and time that went into documenting these moments. I’m exceptionally proud of these albums, and to have a complete set of the work at this level of quality is a dream come true for me.

You can pre-order now here, including several limited coloured vinyl versions: https://devintownsendproject.lnk.to/Eras-VinylCollectionPartIV

Devin released his latest, critically acclaimed solo album ‘EMPATH’ in March. Watch the video for ‘Spirits Will Collide’ here: https://youtu.be/AdHJurX0yVA
Order the album here: https://devin-townsend.lnk.to/Empath

‘Empath’ received incredible reactions in the press, find a select few below:
Strap yourselves in and say hello to one of your albums of the year, folks.” – Prog Magazine
Devin Townsend has created with ‘Empath’ a work that is unconventional, far from mainstream, and a work of genius.” – Metal Wani
Uncompromising, revolutionary maybe but without question Devin Townsend as you’ve never heard him before.” – Louder Than War
’Empath’ showcases the multi-coloured weapons on Hevy Devy’s arsenal” – Planet Rock
an endless all-you-can-eat buffet of musical style served up with immaculate precision” – Daily Sport

The ‘EMPATH Europe – Volume 1’ tour begins in November & the full list of dates can be found below. Label-mates HAKEN will join Devin as special guest.

15th November – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
16th November – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
17th November – 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
18th November – Grunspan, Hamburg, Germany
20th November – Logomo, Turku, Finland*
21st November – Cirkus, Helsinki, Finland*
23rd November – Münchenbryggeriet, Stockholm, Sweden
24th November – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway
25th November – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
27th November – Astra, Berlin, Germany
28th November – Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
29th November – A2, Wroclaw, Poland
30th November – Barba Negra, Budapest, Hungary
2nd December – Simm City, Vienna, Austria
3rd December – X Tra, Zurich, Switzerland
5th December – Great Hall, Cardiff, UK
6th December – Academy, Dublin, Ireland
7th December – Limelight, Belfast, UK
9th December – SWG3 Galvanisers, Glasgow, UK
10th December – Albert Hall, Manchester, UK
12th December – Roundhouse, London, UK
13th December – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
*No Haken
Tickets available here: https://www.hevydevy.com/tourdates/

Over the past few years, the success that Devin has slowly worked for has fortunately come with the power to control his own creative destiny. The recent successes with the DVD from a sold-out Royal Albert hall, or his 2012 ‘Retinal Circus’, or last year’s ‘Ocean Machine’ live DVD with the Orchestra and Choir of State Opera Plovdiv has put him in a position where with the new album ‘EMPATH’, he will once and for all define himself as a musical force outside of any particular genre classification.

On this album Devin has decided to see what would happen if all the styles that make up his current interests were finally represented in one place. To finally shake the fear of expectation, and just do what it is he was meant to do creatively, EMPATH, true to the name, is about allowing the audience a feeling for a variety of musical emotions. The musical dynamics represented on this single album are broad, challenging, and immense. To approach this sort of work with a long history of what makes heavy music ‘heavy’, allows this to be done with a type of power rarely heard.

Joining Devin on this album is Frank Zappa alumni Mike Keneally as music director, as well as Morgan Ågren (Mats And Morgan, Frank Zappa, Fredrik Thordendal), Anup Sastry (Monuments, Periphery), Samus Paulicelli (Decrepit Birth, Abigail Williams), Nathan Navarro, Elliot Desagnes, Steve Vai, Chad Kroeger, Anneke Van Giersbergen, Ché Aimee Dorval, Ryan Dhale and the Elektra Women’s Choir.

A bold statement with massive production values and dynamic, uncompromised musicality. This is a statement about not only pursuing creative freedom in a conservative scene, but also trying to show that heavy music is truly a valid musical tool.

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This Winter Machine – Symmetry and Light

Introitus – Awakening

Camel – Lies

Steve Hackett – Conflict

The Stranglers – Achilles Heel

Mansun – Being A Girl

Karfagen – Incantation (part 2)

Flying Water Tankers – Selling Bethnal Green by the Stone

Elbow – Leaders of the Free World

Gandalf’s Fist – Blackening

These Curious Thoughts – When Our Heroes Die

Prefab Sprout – But We Were Happy

Crows Labyrinth – Frozen Waves (excerpt)

This week on Prog-Watch I have a bit of a mixed bag! We’ll hear great stuff from the likes of Surreal, Bjørn Riis, In Continuum, and Nad Sylvan, plus Dr. Rob Fisher will be taking a look at the latest Damanek album on Progressive Discoveries! As if that was not enough, I’ll have a mini feature on Nikki Squire and her band Esquire! Nikki has a new track and she and I chatted about that and the future of Esquire!

624: Variety, Nikki Squire, and Damanek on Progressive Discoveries

 

Edition 161 of THE PROG MILL – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio on Sunday 9th June, is now also available to listen to anytime or download. Another two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock. Mainly brand new with a couple of 70’s classics thrown in for good measure!

Here’s This Week’s Playlist

1 Gandalfs Fist – Wardens (The Clockwork Prologue)
2 The Samurai of Prog – The Spirits Around Us (Toki No Kaze)
3 The Tirith – The Nostalgia Sequence (A Leap Into The Dark)
4 Lebowski – Galactica (Galactica)
5 Logic Mess – Surrender (Element of the Grid)
6 Union Rails – The Drowning (Orbit of the Heart)
7 Green Desert Tree – A Glimpse of Eternity (Progressive Worlds)
8 Moon Letters – The Tarnalin (Until They Feel The Sun)
9 Freedom to Glide – The Space Between The Lines (Seed)
10 Doug Woods & Colin Powell – Where an Angel Weeps (Angels – Heavens Lore Pt 1)
11 PFM – Just Look Away (The World Became The World)
12 Supertramp – Fools Overture (Even in the Quietest Moments)
13 I Am The Manic Whale – Strandbeest (Gathering The Waters)
14 This Winter Machine – Flying (A Tower of Clocks)

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 (2100UTC) – main broadcast
Tuesdays 0300-0500 UK (0200UTC) – For North America – Mon 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern
Tuesdays 2300-0100UK (2200 UTC) – 1500 Pacific/1800 Eastern
Saturdays 6-8pm UK (1700 UTC) – Family friendly Saturday evening repeat

Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

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

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Boston-based art-rock band Bent Knee are pleased to announce their brand new single ‘Catch Light’, the first new music to arrive from their forthcoming new studio album out later this year. This comes on top of the beginning of their North American tour alongside Thank You Scientist.

The band comments: “Catch Light is about the pressure women feel to shrink themselves and their ideas. The song is the culmination of over a year of collaborative sonic experiments and marks a drastically new direction for the band. More to come.

Listen to ‘Catch Light’ here: https://youtu.be/r_pZNNWBnmw
Stream / download ‘Catch Light’ here: https://Bent-Knee.lnk.to/CatchLightSingle


Earlier in the year, Bent Knee embarked on their first, extensive, European tour alongside label-mates Haken and Danish act VOLA. To coincide with this they launched a video for the track ‘Boxes’, taken from their last album ‘Land Animal’. Watch the video for ‘Boxes’ now here: https://youtu.be/T3Zkqgw33vk

Bent Knee formed in Boston in 2009 as a democratic collective determined to push the boundaries of pop and rock, combing myriad influences into a seamless, thrilling whole. Lead singer and keyboardist Courtney Swain’s soaring vocals are instantly arresting. Guitarist Ben Levin is one of the most dynamic and versatile guitarists around, shifting between the raging and raucous to the sublime and meditative. Bassist Jessica Kion and drummer Gavin Wallace-Ailsworth combine into an enthralling rhythm section that’s equal parts powerhouse and nuance. Chris Baum’s kinetic violin work provides drama, grace and intrigue. World-class producer and live sound designer Vince Welch weaves it all together with a captivating, expert touch. Fiercely innovative, the group bridges the gap between the experimental and the familiar, merging texture and style into music that’s moving, addictive, and unapologetically original. The band has gone from strength to strength in recent years. Their last three albums, 2017’s ‘Land Animal’, 2016’s ‘Say So’ and 2014’s ‘Shiny Eyed Babies’, were hailed as significant art-rock achievements, and the band continues to be garnished with praise for their live show, performing hundreds of concerts worldwide to date.

‘Land Animal’ is available on CD, LP & Digital Download here: http://smarturl.it/BentKneeLandAnimal

Mind boggling… the grandest and subtlest ideas are on the table” -NPR
The silo-smashing Bent Knee’s unique mix is equal parts ingenuity and deliciousness” – The Wall Street Journal
Bent Knee breaks new stylistic and temperamental ground” – The Boston Globe

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https://www.facebook.com/BentKneeMusic/
https://twitter.com/bentkneemusic

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