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Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, the legendary Italian progressive rock band, is proud to announce the worldwide signing with Inside Out Music / Sony Music group. Their new record ‘Transiberiana’ will be the first studio album in 25 years and is scheduled to be released on April 26, 2019.

Thomas Waber of InsideOutMusic comments: “We are really honored to be working with one of the most legendary and important prog bands to have ever come out of Italy. There is a lot of history and I hope we can really help them on this new album!

Founding member Vittorio Nocenzi states: “I’m happy after working such a long time on this new Banco del Mutuo Soccorso album for Inside Out. It fills me with joy and satisfaction as I was truly inspired from the very beginning! For too many years, the band was only dedicated to live performances, so it was about time we would go back to composing, playing and producing new stuff! By choosing the ‘Transiberiana’ concept for this new piece of work, there are two main issues I’d like to point out: first the new Banco line up consisting of great musicians and great people, secondly, the presence of my two sons in the project: Michelangelo co-writing the album and Mario Valerio, who took care of a marketing and communication strategy related to it. These two elements have been the best gifts I could possibly imagine to receive! And this is an extra motivation if ever needed to do my best for reaching our goals.
I can only wish fans will enjoy this incredible project and look forward to see them live when we will go out to perform the album and classic Banco-tracks around the globe with Filippo Marcheggiani (lead guitar), Nicola Di Già (rhythm guitar), Fabio Moresco (drums), Marco Capozi (bass), our singer Tony D’Alessio and myself!

The last Banco del Mutuo Soccorso album, ‘13’, was released back in 1994 and after all those years and the loss of two historical former members, the band is back to confirm its place in the international progressive music scene.

‘Transiberiana’ will feature the following track-listing:

1. Stelle sulla terra (6:06)
2. L’imprevisto (3:29)
3. La discesa dal treno (6:16)
4. L’assalto dei lupi (5:35)
5. Campi di Fragole (3:36)
6. Lo sciamano (4:01)
7. Eterna Transiberiana (6:20)
8. I ruderi del gulag (6:06)
9. Lasciando alle spalle (1:47)
10. Il grande bianco (6:33)
11. Oceano: Strade di sale (3:39)


Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (which translates to “Bank of Mutual Relief”) were formed in Rome, Italy back in 1969 and under the influence of British greats Gentle Giant, Genesis, Jethro Tull and Emerson, Lake & Palmer forged a truly original sound equally complex, melodic and dynamic. In 2019, ‘Transiberiana’ will prove that this style is very much intact and creative mastermind Vittorio Nocenzi promises an “autobiographical journey” lyrically, musically and in terms of concept. ‘Transiberiana’ is not only an impressive new album by Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, but also reflects upon a storied career and redefines what the group is all about.

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso is:
Vittorio Nocenzi (piano, keyboards and voice)
Filippo Marcheggiani (guitar)
Nicola Di Già (rhythm guitar)
Marco Capozi (bass)
Fabio Moresco (drums)
Tony D’Alessio (lead vocal)

BANCO DEL MUTUO SOCCORSO online:
www.bancodelmutuosoccorso.it
https://www.facebook.com/Banco-del-Mutuo-Soccorso-Official-113069095557933/
https://twitter.com/BancoOfficial


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

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Edition 144 of THE PROG MILL – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio on Sunday 10th February, is now also available to stream anytime or download as a mp3 file. Two hours of brand new and classic melodic and symphonic progressive rock.

Here’s This Week’s Playlist

1 Riven Earth – Till The Last Curtain Falls (Project One)
2 RU Kaiser – Sangre (Desde La Oscuridad)
3 Qntal – Nachtblume (Qntal VIII Nachtblume)
4 Prehistoric Animals – Welcome To My Shrinking Universe (Consider It a Work of Art)
5 Not Otherwise Specified – In This World (Deadweight)
6 The Last Detail – Lucinda (At Last… The Tale and Other Stories)
7 HOIA – Electric Wizard (Scavenger)
8 Professor Tip Top – Ancient Rites (Single)
9 RPWL – Light of the World (Tales from Outer Space)
10 Focus – Birth (Hamburger Concerto)
11 Rick Wakeman – Anne of Cleves (The Six Wives of Henry VIII)
12 Starcastle – Fountains (Fountains of Light)
13 Flight – Music Is (Incredible Journey)
14 Genesis – Snowbound (And Then There Were Three)

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 (2200utc) – main broadcast
Tuesdays 0300-0500 UK (0300UTC) – For North America – Mon 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern
Tuesdays 2300-0100UK (2300 UTC) – 1500 Pacific/1800 Eastern
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 shaun@progzilla.com, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill

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Boston-based art-rock band Bent Knee are about to embark on a full European tour alongside label-mates HAKEN, and to celebrate they are launching a brilliant new video for the track ‘Boxes’, taken from their most recent album ‘Land Animal’.

Watch the video now here: https://youtu.be/T3Zkqgw33vk

The band comment: “When memory becomes tainted, what remains of the self? Boxes focuses on our collective fear of dementia – how we cling to our fading, distorted memories as we age. When filmmaker Brett McLoughlin approached the band about directing a video for the song, we jumped on the chance to bring a visual representation of the track to life. His team did a spectacular job. The result is a haunting, melancholic dreamscape that marries beautifully to the music.

The European tour with Haken begins this Friday 15th February in Manchester, UK and for this run they are also joined by Danish proggers VOLA. This will mark the Bent Knee’s first visit to many countries and cities, and you can find the full list of dates below.

HAKEN with VOLA & BENT KNEE
*Bent Knee replaced with Ben Levin Group
15.02.19 MANCHESTER (UK) Academy 3
16.02.19 GLASGOW (UK) St. Luke’s
17.02.19 BRISTOL (UK) The Fleece
19.02.19 COLOGNE (DE) Essigfabrik
20.02.19 FRANKFURT (DE) Batschkapp
21.02.19 HAMBURG (DE) Ubel & Gefahrlich
22.02.19 COPENHAGEN (DK) Lille Vega
23.02.19 OSLO (NO) John Dee
24.02.19 STOCKHOLM (SE) Debaser Strand
26.02.19 BERLIN (DE) Columbia Theater
27.02.19 KRAKOW (PL) Kwadrat
28.02.19 BUDAPEST (HU) A38
02.03.19 VIENNA (AT) Szene
03.03.19 PRAGUE (CZ) Futurum
04.03.19 LEIPZIG (DE) Conne Island
06.03.19 STUTTGART (DE) Im Wizemann
07.03.19 MUNICH (DE) Backstage Halle*
08.03.19 AARAU (CH) Kiff*
09.03.19 MILAN (IT) Magazzini Generali*
10.03.19 LYON (FR) Transbordeur*
12.03.19 MADRID (ES) Mon Live
13.03.19 BILBAO (ES) Kafe Antzokia
14.03.19 PARIS (FR) La Maroquinerie
15.03.19 ZOETERMEER (NL) De Boerderij
16.03.19 LONDON (UK) Islington Assembly Hall

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.

Watch the band perform the track ‘Holy Ghost’ live here: https://youtu.be/e9QAlYV6qsY

‘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

BENT KNEE online:
http://www.bentkneemusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/BentKneeMusic/
https://twitter.com/bentkneemusic


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

On this week’s show I’ve got a boatload of great music from Deep Energy Orchestra, Voices From The Fuselage, The Tangent, RPWL, Simon Godfrey, Phil Keaggy, Tony Levin & Jerry Marotta, Residuos Mentales, and Hedfuzy! Plus Pymlico on Progressive Discoveries with Dr. Rob Fisher!

 

606: Variety + Pymlico on Progressive Discoveries

 

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There is a palpable excitement level surrounding two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans, Dream Theater and their upcoming 14th studio album, Distance Over Time. On the heels of two recently released tracks, “Untethered Angel” and “Fall Into The Light” (both of which have received millions of plays to date via YouTube and Spotify), the band returns with their first official single from their February 22nd release. “Paralyzed” is quintessential Dream Theater; a song that showcases the band’s unique ability to write memorable melodies backed with unique song structures and maestro-level musicianship.

Wayne Joyner, who also imagined the clip for “Fall Into The Light”, created the animated video for the song. The video for “Paralyzed” can be seen here: https://youtu.be/C7m7l8iqGAk 

The song is an introspective reflection on the negative impact that being obstinate or single-minded can have on important relationships,” explains guitarist John Petrucci.

Distance Over Time showcases a newfound creativity for Dream Theater while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band’s new label InsideOutMusic / Sony Music. The artwork was created by long-time cover collaborator Hugh Syme (Rush, Iron Maiden, Stone Sour). Distance Over Time was produced by John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse and mastered by Tom Baker. The latest addition to Dream Theater’s impressive catalog is now available for pre-order in various configurations at: https://dream-theater.lnk.to/DistanceOverTime.

Distance Over Time will be available as: Standard CD Jewel Case, Special Edition Digipak (incl. 1 bonus track), 180g Gatefold 2LP Edition (incl. 1 bonus track, an 8-page-LP-booklet & the entire album on CD), Ltd. Edition Artbook (incl. 1 bonus track, 5.1 mix with video animations, instrumental mixes & high res files of the album, stems for “Untethered Angel”, extended liner notes, additional artwork incl. photos from the writing session and additional video content), as Deluxe Collector’s Box Set (incl. lenticular cover card, Artbook, 180g 2 LP Gatefold Edition with exclusive artwork and exclusive white vinyl, exclusive picture 7”, 60 x 60 cm poster, 10 art cards, slipmat, patch, pin and a hand-numbered certificate of authenticity) and as Digital Album (incl. 1 bonus track).

The tracklisting for Distance Over Time is:
1. Untethered Angel (06:14)
2. Paralyzed (04:17)
3. Fall Into The Light (07:04)
4. Barstool Warrior (06:43)
5. Room 137 (04:23)
6. S2N (06:21)
7. At Wit’s End (09:20)
8. Out Of Reach (04:04)
9. Pale Blue Dot (08:25)
10. Viper King (Bonus Track) (04:00)

Dream Theater is also planning to hit the road in support of the new album. The Distance Over Time Tour of North America was recently announced and kicks off on March 20, 2019 in San Diego, CA. The tour will run for seven weeks before wrapping up in Mexico City on May 4, 2019.

Information on tickets for all upcoming shows as well as VIP packages can be found at www.dreamtheater.net.

European Summer festival & headlines dates for 2019 have also been announced, and you can find a list of confirmed shows below:

10th June – A2 Green Concert, St Petersburg, Russia
11th June – Adrenaline Stadium, Moscow, Russia
13th June – Firenze Rocks, Firenze, Italy
15th June – Turbinenhalle, Oberhausen, Germany
16th June – Download Festival, Donington Park, UK
17th June Rockhal, Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
19th June – Gasklockorna Gavle, Brynäs, Sweden
21st June – Hellfest Open Air Festival, Clisson, France
29th June – Tons Of Rock, Oslo, Norway
30th June – Store Sal Musikhuset, Aarhus, Denmark
3rd July – National Palace of Culture, Sofia, Bulgaria
5th July – Rock the Castle, Verona, Italy
7th July – Barcelona Rock, Barcelona, Spain
12th July – Festival Guitare En Scene, Saint-Julien-En-Genevois, France
13th July – Prog in Park, Warsaw, Poland
14th July – Masters of Rock, Vizovice, Czech Republic
20th July – Zitadelle, Mainz, Germany
21st July – Zeltspektakel, Winterbach, Germany
24th July – MetalDays, Tolmin, Slovenia
26th July – ARTMania Festival, Sibiu, Romania

Progressive metal pioneers Dream Theater— James LaBrie (Vocals), John Petrucci (Guitars), Jordan Rudess (Keyboards), John Myung (Bass), and Mike Mangini (Drums) — share a unique bond with one of the most passionate fan bases around the globe as evidenced by their two GRAMMY® Award nominations and 15 million records sold worldwide. The 1992 opus Images & Words received a gold certification and landed on Rolling Stone’s coveted “100 Greatest Metal Albums of All-Time.” Guitar World placed the follow-up Awake at #1 on “Superunknown: 50 Iconic Albums That Defined 1994.” 1996’s A Change of Seasons notably soundtracked NBC’s coverage of Downhill Skiing at the 2002 Winter Olympics. Fans voted the 1999 Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory the “Number One All-Time Progressive Rock Album” in a 2012 Rolling Stone poll. Not to mention, it ranked as the “15th Greatest Concept Album” by Classic Rock. 2009 saw Black Clouds & Silver Linings crash the Billboard Top 200 at #6 as A Dramatic Turn of Events [2011] and Dream Theater [2013] maintained a three-peat in the chart’s Top 10. Consequence of Sound dubbed 2016’s The Astonishing, “An absolutely unique experience.” Beyond three platinum and two gold videos, the group was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2010. On its 14th full-length and first release for InsideOutMusic / Sony Music, Distance Over Time, the band recharge the brotherhood that has kept them creating music together for over 30 years. It’s Dream Theater at their most dynamic, direct, and definitive.

In 2018, InsideOutMusic celebrated 25 years as one of the leading labels worldwide for progressive music and is part of the Century Media Label Group, a division of Sony Music.

Dream Theater is:
James LaBrie – Lead Vocals
John Petrucci – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Jordan Rudess – Keyboards
John Myung – Bass Guitars
Mike Mangini – Drums, Percussion

Find Dream Theater online:
www.dreamtheater.net
https://www.facebook.com/dreamtheater
http://twitter.com/dreamtheaternet
https://www.instagram.com/dreamtheaterofficial/


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

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Tim Bowness’ fifth solo album ‘Flowers At The Scene’ is set for release on InsideOutMusic/Sony on the 1st March 2019. Produced by no-man, the album is a vibrant collection of 11 strikingly diverse songs.

Today sees the release of the second single from the album, titled ‘Borderline’, featuring Big Big Train’s David Longdon on backing vocals & flute, as well as Dylan Howe, Colin Edwin & Ian Dixon.

Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/qDuOJWLXM28

Tim comments:
Borderline started life in 2004. Roger Eno had given me some of his music and while listening to a lovely piece called Crossing The Border, I heard a vocal melody and developed a song out of his instrumental. Many years, many re-writes and many re-recordings later, the song had failed to break free from my hard drive of doom.

Feeling it was too strong to remain unreleased, I sent it to Brian Hulse who re-recorded the basic backing track. I re-wrote half of the lyrics (again) and asked Dylan Howe, Colin Edwin, Ian Dixon and David Longdon to contribute. After years on the back burner, I suddenly had a clear vision for the piece.

I’d loved Dylan Howe’s Subterraneans album, so knew he’d be an ideal choice for the drums. Ian and David’s trumpet and flute contributions further enhanced the song, and the final additions were David’s rich backing vocal parts (a return favour for me having sung on a Big Big Train b-side in 2018).

Crystal Spotlight’s video very effectively evokes the ‘lonely in the city’ late night mood of the music.”

The first in a series of podcast episodes where Tim gives some background on the new album has been launched, and you can listen to the first part here: https://timbowness.lnk.to/FlowersAtTheScenePodcast

Watch the video for ‘I Go Deeper’, the first single from the album, here: https://youtu.be/ptY7m76xAps

‘Flowers At The Scene’ will be available as CD, LP + CD & as a digital album, as well as a limited edition red coloured vinyl version available exclusively through Burning Shed. Pre-order now here: https://timbowness.lnk.to/FlowersAtTheScene

Prog Magazine have said of the album it is “literate, heart-aching art rock at its finest”,

Tim comments of the new album: “‘Lost In The Ghost Light felt like a conclusion to a particular way of writing and working. In the wake of that, Flowers At The Scene very much feels like a new beginning.

It was an exciting project to put together and it was great working closely with long-term creative partners, Brian Hulse and Steven Wilson plus a talented cast of new collaborators. Steven was initially brought in to mix the album, but very quickly was helping develop 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 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), 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 The Pineapple Thief’s Steve Kitch, the album’s artwork is by Jarrod Gosling.

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

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PERIPHERY Release "Periphery IV: Hail Stan" on April 5

Periphery release their fifth album, Periphery IV: HAIL STAN, on April 5 via their own 3DOT Recordings.

Sirius XM Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin debuted the album’s first single, “Blood Eagle,” yesterday. Guitar player Mark Holcomb said of the six-minute track: “We’ve known since the late stages of P4 writing sessions that ‘Blood Eagle’ would be the first song we released. It’s an unrelenting song that, even while we were writing it, we could say to ourselves: ‘We NEED to play this live.’ The original demo was vastly different, and through the songwriting process, it took on this kind of violent, explosive nature that is always hard to synthesize. That energy excited us and we knew it’d be the first thing we’d let you all hear.

Periphery IV: HAIL STAN marks two significant firsts for the band: the first Periphery release on their recently formed label, 3DOT Recordings, as well as a change in the way they approached writing and recording. “We finally spent a year on a record,” explains guitar player/programmer Jake Bowen. “We’ve never been able to do that. The quality and pacing of the work show we took our time with this one. That’s an important note about this. We really got to do everything we wanted to do in the space we had to do it.” Mark adds, “I think you can hear the adventurous intent behind much of this material as a result. We’re all the happiest we’ve ever been with a release, and it’s no coincidence. Can’t wait for you all to hear it.

Pre-orders, which include several limited-edition vinyl and merch bundles, are available now via https://store.3dotrecordings.com/ (physical) and digitally via iTunes (smarturl.it/hailstan_it). Digital pre-orders include an immediate download of “Blood Eagle,” which can be streamed now via Spotify (smarturl.it/bloodeagle_sp).

Periphery IV: HAIL STAN is the first release to follow the band’s 2017 GRAMMY Award nomination in the “Best Metal Performance” category, for Periphery III: Select Difficulty album opener “The Price Is Wrong.” The 2016 album tallied 35 million cumulative streams and marked their third consecutive debut in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top 200. It represented the apex of a tireless decade-long grind. Along the way, the band graced the covers of Guitar World, Revolver, Modern Drummer, Bass Player and more. In between the touring, endorsements and appearances, they also launched a summer camp of their own, “Periphery Summer Jam.

[embedded content]

Periphery IV - Hail Stan

Periphery IV: HAIL STAN tracklist:

Reptile
Blood Eagle
CHVRCH BVRNER
Garden In The Bones
It’s Only Smiles
Follow Your Ghost
Crush
Sentient Glow
Satellites

Periphery embarks on a brief tour to coincide with the release, joining Dance Gavin Dance for a 15-date North American trek on March 30.

Periphery tour dates (all dates with Dance Gavin Dance):

March 30 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim #
March 31 San Francisco, CA The Regency
April 2 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
April 3 Phoenix, AZ Van Buren
April 5 Dallas, TX South Side Music Hall
April 6 San Antonio, TX Alamo City Music
April 7 Houston, TX Warehouse Live
April 9 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
April 11 Silver Springs, MD The Fillmore
April 12 New York, NY Playstation Theater SOLD OUT
April 13 Philadelphia, PA Franklin Music Hall
April 14 Worcester, MA Palladium
April 16 Cleveland, OH Agora
April 17 Detroit, MI Royal Oak
April 18 Chicago, IL House of Blues SOLD OUT
April 19 Chicago, IL House of Blues SOLD OUT
April 20 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall

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PERIPHERY Release "Periphery IV: Hail Stan" on April 5

Periphery release their fifth album, Periphery IV: HAIL STAN, on April 5 via their own 3DOT Recordings.

Sirius XM Liquid Metal host Jose Mangin debuted the album’s first single, “Blood Eagle,” yesterday. Guitar player Mark Holcomb said of the six-minute track: “We’ve known since the late stages of P4 writing sessions that ‘Blood Eagle’ would be the first song we released. It’s an unrelenting song that, even while we were writing it, we could say to ourselves: ‘We NEED to play this live.’ The original demo was vastly different, and through the songwriting process, it took on this kind of violent, explosive nature that is always hard to synthesize. That energy excited us and we knew it’d be the first thing we’d let you all hear.

Periphery IV: HAIL STAN marks two significant firsts for the band: the first Periphery release on their recently formed label, 3DOT Recordings, as well as a change in the way they approached writing and recording. “We finally spent a year on a record,” explains guitar player/programmer Jake Bowen. “We’ve never been able to do that. The quality and pacing of the work show we took our time with this one. That’s an important note about this. We really got to do everything we wanted to do in the space we had to do it.” Mark adds, “I think you can hear the adventurous intent behind much of this material as a result. We’re all the happiest we’ve ever been with a release, and it’s no coincidence. Can’t wait for you all to hear it.

Pre-orders, which include several limited-edition vinyl and merch bundles, are available now via https://store.3dotrecordings.com/ (physical) and digitally via iTunes (smarturl.it/hailstan_it). Digital pre-orders include an immediate download of “Blood Eagle,” which can be streamed now via Spotify (smarturl.it/bloodeagle_sp).

Periphery IV: HAIL STAN is the first release to follow the band’s 2017 GRAMMY Award nomination in the “Best Metal Performance” category, for Periphery III: Select Difficulty album opener “The Price Is Wrong.” The 2016 album tallied 35 million cumulative streams and marked their third consecutive debut in the Top 25 of the Billboard Top 200. It represented the apex of a tireless decade-long grind. Along the way, the band graced the covers of Guitar World, Revolver, Modern Drummer, Bass Player and more. In between the touring, endorsements and appearances, they also launched a summer camp of their own, “Periphery Summer Jam.

[embedded content]

Periphery IV - Hail Stan

Periphery IV: HAIL STAN tracklist:

Reptile
Blood Eagle
CHVRCH BVRNER
Garden In The Bones
It’s Only Smiles
Follow Your Ghost
Crush
Sentient Glow
Satellites

Periphery embarks on a brief tour to coincide with the release, joining Dance Gavin Dance for a 15-date North American trek on March 30.

Periphery tour dates (all dates with Dance Gavin Dance):

March 30 Anaheim, CA City National Grove of Anaheim #
March 31 San Francisco, CA The Regency
April 2 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
April 3 Phoenix, AZ Van Buren
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Finnish dark progressive rock trio Endworld Halos launched their self-titled debut album in October 2018 which, according to themselves, is a versatile and ambitious slab of Finnish prog-infused rock, that can be described as a shady fusion of modern and old-fashioned soundscapes. Toni Jarvinen and Kimmo Utriainen answered our questionnaire about their mission, the record, technology, and more.

Define the mission of Endworld Halos.

Toni: I haven’t set any particular milestones or missions set for the band. For me, music has gradually become the best method to channel my emotions and it functions as an intermediate for learning about life and myself.

Kimmo: I concur to some extent. The topmost reason for me to write music is self-expression, to convey things I see and things I can’t understand otherwise. Still, I’d say that together we have also managed to extract something tangible from the essence of this age, a portrait of the world’s status quo and current direction, as seen by two Finns with a different but somehow similar mindset. So it’s not something completely self-centered, as self-expression and art are a very strong connection to the outside – the world, nature and other people. I do hope our work will find (and move) as many people as possible, as I feel what we’ve created ended up being something quite beautiful, but I wouldn’t call promoting it a mission. I guess our music is no more or no less than stone age cave paintings. It’s a scar from this era that will find its purpose and bear its impact on people in its due time, if it’s bound to do so. And I’m sure it will.

Tell me about the creative process that informed your recent self-titled debut album and the themes it captures.

Toni: I see it as a tableau of how I experience the man-made world. I’d say that anyone who is able and willing to observe their surroundings from different perspectives will sometimes witness very unnatural behavior by their fellow men, and very often by yourself, as I feel we all have our crosses to carry. It can make you feel distressed when dreaming on how things could be different and how the world might be more beautiful. Most of the time you just accept that things are exactly the way they are meant to be. With this mindset as the basis, the album is a trip from the twilight of man to metropolitan cities, via deserts to a sunset and eventually to silence.

Kimmo: The album captures different aspects on the world we live in, pessimistic and optimistic, hideous and beautiful. While it may seem that we are plummeting towards our end, we are also witnessing unimaginable miracles and beneficial progress taking place around us. We assume we are becoming more detached from our origins and nature, but we’re still extremely close to the archaic species that have been around for millenniums, which is tearing us apart. There’s beauty and hope in everything we see as something dreadful, and the other way around. We see ourselves as the greatest and wisest species on earth, but is that even close to the truth? It’s the dichotomy, conflict, impossibility and fascination of the world that has forced me – and I think us – to take this musical excursion.

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What is the message you are trying to give with “Endworld Halos”?

Toni: I’d encourage everyone to observe themselves and their own actions from various perspectives, not just from the self-centered point of view. Looking at the stars, for example, is a simple way to achieve and understand a different angle.

Kimmo: People who claim they are right frighten me the most, so if there is a message to be sent, I’d like people to question their place in the world and their good intentions, and at the same time, have mercy and forgiveness for themselves, if required. Also, remember to feel small every now and then.

How did you document the music while it was being formulated?

Kimmo: We both had some ideas old and new we thought we could incorporate to this project. Thus, we assembled the bits and pieces and started farming riffs and ideas. From there, things slowly started to take form, and we began to see what kind of a sound and themes the band could be all about.

Toni: I recorded melodies played with my guitar or just hummed them on the phone. I usually carry a piece of paper and a pen with me for making notes, about everything that passes my mind.

Kimmo: As modern men, we also bounced ideas there and back using email and Dropbox, occasionally taking things to the practice space for a guitar session. Followed by more digital documentation, email, Dropbox and guitar sessions. Rinse. Repeat.

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Is the dynamic flow of the pieces carefully architected?

Kimmo: The general flow and “layout” of the album is always very vital to me. I often come up with song themes and titles and then write the songs around them, just to make the album sound like an album and not just an irrational collection of songs. This was the case with this album, as well. From dawn to sundown, dusk and silence; we created a thematic backbone, and the music just grew around it.

Describe the approach to recording the album.

Toni: Beside bouncing the ideas and writing the songs, I feel we didn’t really practice the songs much before starting the recordings.

Kimmo: We kind of mastered the nature of the songs while recording them, writing the remainder bits in studio, too.

Toni: We recorded the album in small portions, taking the typical path: drums first, then the strings, and so forth. The recordings were done at the practice space and our homes with equipment we could access at the moment. Nothing too fancy, just basic microphones and audio interfaces.

Kimmo: Not too much gear porn, but necessities for self-expression. Sonic survivalism.

How long “Endworld Halos” was in the making?

Toni: From early 2014 to mid 2018. There was no rush, so we gave it all the time it needed. The mixing process took a very long time, as it came with many new things for me to learn. In the middle of the process I suffered a burn-out – because of various reasons – and I almost completely lost my health. But in the end, many things are done right and some things will be done differently next time.

Kimmo: Which is the way it goes with every record.

Which bands or artists influenced your work on the release?

Toni: I’m not able to mention any specific bands. Some bits and pieces I wrote sound a bit like Rush, some 70′s progressive rock and modern progressive rock.

Kimmo: In the end, I feel like we managed to steer our from creating a pastiche. Albeit its very, very varied nature, the album does sound like, well, Endworld Halos. Of course, you can never avoid becoming influenced by stuff you like. My primary influences in the field of proggy music include Kingston Wall, Pink Floyd, old Genesis, Yes and so forth. Vintage rock stuff like Led Zeppelin etc. have always been important to me, not to forget heavy metal.

What is your view on technology in music?

Toni: I prefer the real instruments but don’t care much about the plugin vs. hardware etc. battles. I just use what interests me and what I’m able to get at the moment.

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Do you see your music as serving a purpose beyond music?

Toni: Definitely. If someone else is able to see that behind all these beautiful melodies there’s a pretty dark album, that’s great. I’d also encourage people to concentrate on the lyrics.

Kimmo: Always, as to me music is never just melodies and rhymes combined. There has to be something that arouses thoughts, brings up questions. But what that is, I’d rather let the listener decipher and interpret that. There’s no one right way to unravel the album. I also endorse reading the lyrics, as they’re definitely among the strongest aspects of this album. If someone else can interpret one of the songs in a different way we saw it, I think that would be just awesome. I think even me and Toni saw a few things differently while co-writing the lyrics?

What are your plans for the future?

Toni: To compose new material. Life is pretty good at the moment, so I’m just trying to keep it that way.

Kimmo: Yes, we’ll approach a set of new tunes in the near future, hopefully resulting in a new album or EP in a few years time! A lot of ideas and themes in the pool already, so you should hear more from us sooner or later.

“Endworld Halos” is available from Bandcamp. Follow the band on Facebook.