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Following a sensational 2018 UK tour, legendary guitarist Steve Hackett has announced the release of a 2CD + Blu-Ray digipak titled ‘Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live at the Royal Festival Hall’ on 25th October 2019 via InsideOutMusic.

The album was recorded on 5th October 2018 at The Royal Festival Hall, London, during the 2018 Genesis Revisited Tour which fulfilled a long held ambition of Steve’s: to perform the music of Genesis with a live orchestra. The concert featured Steve’s regular touring band of Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes) with Nad Sylvan on vocals and Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings) on bass, together with special guests John Hackett and Amanda Lehmann, and augmented by the 41-piece Heart Of England Orchestra conducted by Bradley Thachuk.

Steve commented – “It was a fantastic experience for both the band and myself to play alongside an orchestra and to feel the power of the sound this extraordinary combo created. It sounds equally compelling on both film and audio. I’m proud to release this exciting product.”

The 2CD & Blu-Ray set includes tracks from Steve’s time with Genesis and also from his extensive solo career. The full track-listing is:

Set 1:
Dance On A Volcano
Out Of The Body
The Steppes
Firth Of Fifth
Dancing With The Moonlit Knight
Blood On The Rooftops
Shadow Of The Hierophant

Set 2:
In That Quiet Earth
Afterglow
Serpentine Song
El Niño
Supper’s Ready

Encore:
The Musical Box

The Blu-Ray digipak also includes a behind the scenes documentary plus promotional videos for Under The Eye Of The Sun, Beasts In Our Time and Peace from the ‘At The Edge Of Light’ album. See trailer here: https://youtu.be/hsPYRMwOW-s

About Steve Hackett:

Steve Hackett gained an international reputation as the guitarist in the classic 1970s Genesis line-up alongside Peter Gabriel, Tony Banks, Mike Rutherford and Phil Collins. Steve’s work was a key element of most acclaimed Genesis albums including Selling England by the Pound and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway.

With his solo career spanning more than 30 albums, Steve is renowned as both an immensely talented and innovative rock musician and a virtuoso classical guitarist and composer. This was recognised in 2010 when he was inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame. He has also worked alongside Steve Howe of YES in the supergroup GTR.

Steve has an extraordinary versatility with both electric and acoustic guitar and his compositions take influences from many genres, including jazz, classical and blues. His most recent studio works The Night Siren (2017) and At The Edge Of Light (2019) have also seen Steve exploring the influences of world music.

2019 is a busy year for Steve. Following the success of the orchestral tour Steve released his 25th studio album At The Edge Of Light in January. He and the band then embarked on the Selling England/Spectral Mornings Tour across Europe and the USA before they return for 20 dates in the UK in November. This tour marks the first time Steve has performed the whole of his favourite Genesis album Selling England By The Pound together with Steve’s favourite songs from his solo Spectral Mornings album, celebrating its 40th anniversary, and tracks from his current album.

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www.twitter.com/HackettOfficial

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RIVERSIDE are about to start the next leg of touring in support of their latest album ‘Wasteland’, following Summer festival dates across Europe. The band play a nearly-sold out run through Poland at the beginning of September, followed by 8 dates across Germany and Luxembourg (with Iamthemorning as support).

Watch a trailer for the Germany/Luxembourg dates here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnstBLqM8U0

Find the full list of dates below:
17.08 – KUNST!RASEN Classic Rock Night Festival 2019, Bonn, Germany
18.08 – Park Faktoria Pruszcz, Gdasnk, Poland
05.09 – Gwint, Bialystok, Poland
06.09 – Klub 30, Lublin, Poland
07.09 – Klub Pod Palma, Rzeszów, Poland
08.09 – Bielskie Centrum Kultury, Bielsko-Biala, Poland
10.09 – Centrum Nauki I Sztuki, Stara Kopalnia Walbrzych, Poland
12.09 – CK Muza, Lubin, Poland
13.09 – Piwnica Artystyczna Kawon, Zielona Góra, Poland
14.09 – G38, Koszalin, Poland
15.09 – Ucho, Gdynia, Poland
19.09 – Neuberin haus, Reichenbach, Germany
20.09 – Freiheiz, Munich, Germany
21.09 – Jovel Music Hall, Münster, Germany
22.09 – Hirsch, Nürnberg, Germany
24.09 – Kuz, Mainz, Germany
25.09 – Kulturfabrik, Esch Sur Alzette, Luxembourg
26.09 – Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
28.09 – Waschhaus, Potsdam, Germany

Find full details and tickets here: https://riversideband.pl/en/gigs

Watch the live clip for “Wasteland” here: https://youtu.be/-ygv3BBqv3U

Next to the standard edition as Jewelcase CD and Digital Album, RIVERSIDE’s current “Wasteland” is also available as limited edition Mediabook CD (with extended booklet, a bonus track radio edit version of “River Down Below” and a set of 3 stickers) and as Gatefold 2LP (on 180gr. vinyl with the album on CD as bonus and an Etching of the D-Side).

Order “Wasteland” in various formats here: https://Riverside.lnk.to/Wasteland

Check out the three singles launched so far for “Wasteland”:
“Lament”: https://youtu.be/4Wqlts7QWA8
“River Down Below”: https://youtu.be/ZS1crIkpnwc
“Vale Of Tears”: https://youtu.be/001IMO53JwY

RIVERSIDE online:
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http://www.facebook.com/Riversidepl
https://www.instagram.com/riversideband.pl

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PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS is the brand new group featuring the talents of current & former Spock’s Beard members Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan & Dave Meros as well as long-time contributing songwriter-producer John Boegehold. The bands self-titled debut was recently released, and they are pleased to reveal their first ever live date, taking place at RosFest 2020 alongside Big Big Train on the 9th May.PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS is the brand new group featuring the talents of current & former Spock’s Beard members Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan & Dave Meros as well as long-time contributing songwriter-producer John Boegehold. The bands self-titled debut was recently released, and they are pleased to reveal their first ever live date, taking place at RosFest 2020 alongside Big Big Train on the 9th May.John Boegehold comments: “RoSfest has a great history and reputation so we’re all excited to be playing there in 2020, especially since it’s the first gig we’ve lined up!”Today they also launch a drum play-through from Jimmy Keegan of the track ‘No Land’s Man’, and you can watch that here: https://youtu.be/m6-U0jQJe0Y Watch a lyric video for ‘No Burden Left To Carry’ here: https://youtu.be/MZdqFcmjb9w Listen to the single ‘The Same Mistakes Again’ here: https://youtu.be/M2Rf349ktmU Watch the official video for ‘No One Ever Died and Made Me King’ here:https://youtu.be/wl7hYwca0uw The album has already been receiving great reviews, find a few of them below:“shiny and soulful but spiky symphonic prog” – Prog Magazine“a strong album with top-notch performances from some of the best players in the prog world” – Sonic Perspectives“this album is a must have.” – Progressive Music PlanetOriginally a vehicle for a few tracks John had been working on in early 2018, he quickly came up with enough music to work towards producing an album. With that in mind, he enlisted the talents of Jimmy Keegan (drums & vocals), Ted Leonard (vocals & guitar) & Dave Meros (bass), with Boegehold handling all the synths. He adds: “Besides live strings on a few songs and a female backing vocalist on another, it was all done between the four of us with Dave and Ted ending up as co-writers on some of the material.”With the band obviously being closely associated with Spock’s Beard, John was conscious of exploring different avenues with Pattern-Seeking Animals, whether it was song structures, vocal arrangements, synth sounds or emotional textures. “Pattern-Seeking Animals was a clean slate so I found myself drawing on a few different musical influences and using some contemporary production ideas and sounds that I probably wouldn’t use with SB for various reasons.”The album will be released on limited CD digipak, gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album. Order now here: https://patternseekinganimals.lnk.to/PatternSeekingAnimals The track-listing is as follows:1. No Burden Left To Carry2. The Same Mistakes Again3. Orphans Of The Universe4. No One Ever Died And Made Me King5. Fall Away6. These Are My Things7. We Write The Ghost Stories8. No Land’s Man9. Stars Along The WayAs John notes, as the project came together it quickly became apparent that they would want to take this material out live: “Originally it was intended to be a recording project but as it was coming together we started talking seriously about doing it as a live band. Because of the complexity of a lot of the material, it’ll require an additional musician or two to pull it off live. The plan is to tour as much as possible and to come out with a new album at least once a year. In fact, work on the second album is already well under way.”PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS online:http://PSAnimals1.com http://Facebook.com/psanimals1 https://twitter.com/psanimals1https://www.instagram.com/psanimals1/INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:http://www.insideoutmusic.comhttps://www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusichttps://twitter.com/InsideOutUSA http://www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV

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Jon Courtney & Chloë Alper have reunited the much-loved Pure Reason Revolution, playing their first show in close to 8 years at the recent Midsummer Prog Festival in the Netherlands, and performing their debut album ‘The Dark Third’ in full. They comment: “The festival & crowd reaction was incredible. We were touched that people had travelled from Canada, Russia, Italy, Spain, UK & many more countries. The tracks are exciting as ever to play & it’s encouraging to see the material still has relevance & connects.”   


The band have also revealed they are working on a brand new studio album, and have signed to InsideOutMusic for its release in 2020. Jon Courtney comments: “We’re currently working on material for the new album which returns to a more progressive sound & it’s nice to remind ourselves of the genesis of PRR” while Chloë adds: “it’s sounding spectacular.”


Pure Reason Revolution originally parted ways in November 2011, following touring in support of their 2010 album Hammer & Anvil. Since then, Jon Courtney started Bullet Height and released their debut album ‘No Atonement’ in 2017, while Chloë Alper began a new band called Tiny Giant as well as playing live with the likes of Charli XCX & James.


The band originally formed back in 2003, releasing their much-loved debut album ‘The Dark Third’ in 2006 via Sony BMG. They went on to release the albums ‘Amor Vincit Omnia’ in 2009 & ‘Hammer & Anvil’ in 2010.


Look out for more information on the bands forthcoming new album.


PURE REASON REVOLUTION online:
https://www.facebook.com/purereasonrevolution/ 
https://twitter.com/prr_official 
https://www.instagram.com/purereasonrevolution_official/ 


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www.insideoutmusic.com 
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV 
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic 
www.twitter.com/insideouteu 

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InsideOutMusic recently announced the signing of Philadelphia-based duo RISE TWAIN to the label, for the release of their self-titled debut album on the 6th September 2019. The union of Brett William Kull (producer, audio engineer, and member of Echolyn, Grey Eye Glances, and Francis Dunnery’s New Progressives) and J.D. Beck (The Scenic Route, Beck-Fields, author & playwright) bring their collective years of direct and varied experience in writing, performing and recording music together for their impressive debut. 


Today they launch the second single taken from the album, and you can listen to the track ‘Golden’ here: https://youtu.be/15NnJ32GKfs 


The band comments: “We sometimes watch lovers, friends, or family destroy themselves and those around; what was once idealized as golden, pure, beautiful, now lost in esoteric motivations. The chaos, tragedy, and permanence of these experiences become part of our lives… and they are woven into the notes, sounds, and performance of this new dynamic single by Rise Twain – Turn it up.”


The album is also now available to pre-order on Limited CD Digipak, 180g Black Vinyl LP + CD & as digital album here: https://risetwain.lnk.to/RiseTwain 


Listen to the band’s debut single ‘Everspring’ here: https://youtu.be/bsZu4GCRnrw 


The track-listing is as follows:



  1. Everspring
  2. Golden
  3. The Range
  4. Lit Up
  5. Death of Summer
  6. Oh This Life
  7. Prayers
  8. Falling Skies
  9. Into A Dream
  10. That Is Love


Talking of how the duo came together: “I produced an album for J.D.’s original band, The Scenic Route”, says Kull, describing his first meeting with Beck in 2007. “They were a rocky, progressive kind of band, like a Jeff Buckley kind of thing. I was immediately drawn to his vocals. He’s such a strong singer.” Kull says he and Beck immediately hit it off, what he describes as an “inevitable connection.” 


Adds Beck, “I just knew I had to work with Brett on a higher level. When I came in to cut the vocals on the Scenic Route album, the way we worked together…some people you just gel with, and then some people you have a barrier with. Brett and I gelled.” They spoke of one day collaborating on their own project, which finally surfaces as Rise Twain.


Discussing the album’s musical direction, Beck notes, “There’s not a typical structural theme that we use over and over and over. ‘Organic’ is a word that comes to mind. Seeking openness through simplicity and allowing the complexity of music to exist without the necessity of overly packing it or overly processing it. With that we were able to achieve such a broad spectrum of sound, and a colossal sense of its existence, without having to have a billion guitars and a billion things put over top. There’s some colouring with strings and other embellishments, but it really is something very simple and stripped down, and it’s awesome.”


Kull adds, “There’s a lot of complexity in this, but it’s not overt in the least bit. But yet, when you get into it, there’s all this really rich harmonic and dynamic stuff going on.”


RISE TWAIN are:
J.D. Beck: Piano, lead and backing vocals
Brett William Kull: Guitars, bass, keys, percussion, lead and backing vocals


Look out for more information on the debut album from RISE TWAIN, as well as the first taste of music, in the coming weeks.


RISE TWAIN online:
https://www.facebook.com/risetwain/ 
https://twitter.com/RiseTwain 
https://www.instagram.com/risetwain/


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www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/insideouteu

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SONS OF APOLLO–former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) — are pleased to announce the release of ‘Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony’ on the 30th August 2019.


‘Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony’ documents the band’s remarkable one-off performance at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria alongside a full orchestra & choir, playing tracks from their debut album ‘Psychotic Symphony’ as well as a selection of tracks by legendary bands. It will be available as a limited deluxe 3CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Artbook, Special Edition 3CD + DVD Digipak, Standalone Blu-Ray & Digital Album.


Today they launch a full clip of the band performing the Dream Theater track ‘Just Let Me Breathe’, a song from Mike & Derek’s time in the band. Watch it now here:
https://youtu.be/3HdbG07nFfw 


Mike comments: “In writing the setlist for Sons Of Apollo’s very first tour, I knew we had to include a few songs from the Dream Theater album ‘Falling Into Infinity’ which was the only full length studio album we did while Derek was in the band. I wanted to do ‘Just Let Me Breathe’ as it’s one of the deeper cuts on the album and I knew SOA would absolutely slay it! Between Bumble, Derek & Billy’s crazy guitar, keys & bass unison sections and Jeff’s overall driving, funky vocal delivery (with myself on the verses & chorus and Bumble on the bridge), I knew the Sons would breathe a whole new life into this track and even kick it up a few notches! Plus, as the song’s lyricist, I took artistic license and changed the lyric from ‘Shannon Hoon’ to ‘Chris Cornell’ to give it a little more relevance in 2019.”


Watch the trailer for the live release here: https://youtu.be/pw2wz-7cEp0 


Pre-orders for all formats are now available here:
https://soa.lnk.to/LiveWithThePlovdivPsychoticSymphony 


Mike Portnoy comments: “I’ve released several dozen live albums through the years with about a dozen different bands, but I have to say that this live release from Sons Of Apollo may indeed be the most special one of them all!! Everything was aligned that evening: an absolutely beautiful Roman amphitheatre and a perfectly gorgeous summer evening, one set of SOA material and one set of specially chosen cover songs, and to top it all off being joined by a symphony orchestra and choir…it was a magical evening for everybody in attendance and now we can share it with the rest of the world immortalized in this incredible live package.


This package will serve as a nice souvenir to capture the band’s first year on tour and should tide over all of our fans while we complete work on our sophomore studio release that will coming in Jan 2020″


The track-listing is as follows:


CD 1:
1. God Of The Sun
2. Signs Of The Time
3. Divine Addiction
4. That Metal Show Theme  
5. Just Let Me Breathe
6. Billy Sheehan Bass Solo
7. Lost In Oblivion 
8. Jeff Scott Soto Solo Spot (The Prophet’s Song / Save Me)
9. Alive
10. The Pink Panther Theme
11. Opus Maximus


CD 2:
1. Kashmir
2. Gates Of Babylon
3. Labyrinth 
4. Dream On
5. Diary Of A Madman
6. Comfortably Numb
7. The Show Must Go On
8. Hell’s Kitchen 
9. Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo
10. Lines In The Sand


CD 3: 
1. Bumblefoot Guitar Spot
2. And The Cradle Will Rock
3. Coming Home


Released October 20th 2017 via InsideOutMusic / Sony, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is available as a 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes and extended booklet with an exclusive Studio Diary), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD (which comes with an etching on side D and the entire album on the CD), Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. It was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater. Get your copy here: http://smarturl.it/SonsOfApolloPS 


PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY picked up fantastic reviews upon release, and got them a nomination at the Progressive Music Awards 2018 for Best International Band:


“Fuck the term ‘supergroup’, that’s not what this is about. Sons of Apollo are simply a group that are super.”Classic Rock


“Psychotic Symphony is fierce, loud, bewildering, brilliantly performed and monstrously entertaining.”Prog Magazine


“God-like in conception, stellar in ambition and perfection in delivery.”Metal Talk


SONS OF APOLLO online:
www.sonsofapollo.com
www.facebook.com/SonsOfApollo1
www.Twitter.com/SonsOfApollo1


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www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/insideouteu


 

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PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS is the brand new group featuring the talents of current & former Spock’s Beard members Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan & Dave Meros as well as long-time contributing songwriter-producer John Boegehold. The bands self-titled debut was recently released, and now they are pleased to launch a Jimmy Keegan drum play-through video for the track ‘These Are My Things’, and you can watch that here: https://youtu.be/o0glz6gYXCA  

John Boegehold comments of the new album release: “We’re all excited that everyone will finally get to hear the first of hopefully many albums from Pattern-Seeking Animals.

Watch a lyric video for ‘No Burden Left To Carry’ here: https://youtu.be/MZdqFcmjb9w

Listen to the single ‘The Same Mistakes Again’ here: https://youtu.be/M2Rf349ktmU

Watch the official video for ‘No One Ever Died and Made Me King’ here: https://youtu.be/wl7hYwca0uw

The album has already been receiving great reviews, find a few of them below:
shiny and soulful but spiky symphonic prog” – Prog Magazine
a strong album with top-notch performances from some of the best players in the prog world” – Sonic Perspectives
this album is a must have.” – Progressive Music Planet

Originally a vehicle for a few tracks John had been working on in early 2018, he quickly came up with enough music to work towards producing an album. With that in mind, he enlisted the talents of Jimmy Keegan (drums & vocals), Ted Leonard (vocals & guitar) & Dave Meros (bass), with Boegehold handling all the synths. He adds: “Besides live strings on a few songs and a female backing vocalist on another, it was all done between the four of us with Dave and Ted ending up as co-writers on some of the material.

With the band obviously being closely associated with Spock’s Beard, John was conscious of exploring different avenues with Pattern-Seeking Animals, whether it was song structures, vocal arrangements, synth sounds or emotional textures. “Pattern-Seeking Animals was a clean slate so I found myself drawing on a few different musical influences and using some contemporary production ideas and sounds that I probably wouldn’t use with SB for various reasons.


The album will be released on limited CD digipak, gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album. Order now here: https://patternseekinganimals.lnk.to/PatternSeekingAnimals

The track-listing is as follows:
1. No Burden Left To Carry
2. The Same Mistakes Again
3. Orphans Of The Universe
4. No One Ever Died And Made Me King
5. Fall Away
6. These Are My Things
7. We Write The Ghost Stories
8. No Land’s Man
9. Stars Along The Way

As John notes, as the project came together it quickly became apparent that they would want to take this material out live: “Originally it was intended to be a recording project but as it was coming together we started talking seriously about doing it as a live band. Because of the complexity of a lot of the material, it’ll require an additional musician or two to pull it off live. The plan is to tour as much as possible and to come out with a new album at least once a year. In fact, work on the second album is already well under way.

PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS online:
http://PSAnimals1.com  
http://Facebook.com/psanimals1 
https://twitter.com/psanimals1
https://www.instagram.com/psanimals1/

INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:
http://www.insideoutmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
https://twitter.com/InsideOutUSA 
http://www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV

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Nad Sylvan’s new album ‘The Regal Bastard’ is out now. His third album for InsideOutMusic, and his 5th overall, this record is the final part of the Vampirate trilogy that the Steve Hackett vocalist began on 2015’s ‘Courting The Widow’. 


Today he launches a video for the track ‘I Am The Sea’, and you can watch that here:
https://youtu.be/9T7xVJvU_Yo  


Watch the previously released video for ‘Whoa (Always Been Without You)’ here:
https://youtu.be/hwm7sgkcnW4 


Find some of the brilliant media reactions below:


“a grandly elaborate theatrical production”Prog


“a carefully crafted sonic experience with precision instrumentation and is a superb showcase for Nad’s vocal, compositional and arranging talents.”The Prog Report


“Sylvan has nonetheless created an original, and vibrant example of modern progressive rock”Metal Wani


Once more, Sylvan has pulled together a tremendous array of musical talent to bring his inspiration to life.


“Almost everyone who worked on ‘The Bride Said No’ is back with me again. Anders Wollbeck has again co-written two songs and plays an array of instruments as well as co producing them. Steve Hackett plays guitar on one track, Guthrie Govan on two, while Tony Levin does the bass on a song. Jonas Reingold plays bass on much of the album, and Nick D’Virgilio handles the drums. And I also have the same female singers working with me once more, these being Sheona Urquhart, Jade Ell and Tania Doko. And on ‘Honey I’m Home’, there’s a big choir section, with every singer that has been involved with the 3 albums that make up the Vampirate trilogy, concluding the story in an honourable way. We also have Nick Beggs joining in on this part of the song.”


‘The Regal Bastard’ is released as a limited CD Digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks), Gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album. Order the album here: https://nadsylvanmusic.lnk.to/TheRegalBastard


The full-track-listing can be found below:


1. I Am The Sea
2. Oahu
3. Whoa (Always Been Without You)
4. Meet Your Maker
5. The Regal Bastard
6. Leave Me On These Waters
7. Honey I’m Home
8. Diva Time (Bonus Track)
9. The Lake Isle of Innisfree (Bonus Track)


Nad comments: “For me, this is the best of the three records. I honestly believe it will delight the fans. It is maybe not as riff heavy as the others. I would describe the sound as coming from the notion of pop going prog, with R’n’B elements in there as well. It is very soulful. But that suits my style. I am a vocal chameleon, and you’ll hear that throughout. It is the finest possible way to bring the trilogy to an end.”


Nad will spend most of 2019 touring once again with Steve Hackett, as he celebrates the 40 years anniversary of “Spectral Mornings”, as well as the Genesis classic ‘Selling England By The Pound’. Find the full list of dates here: http://www.hackettsongs.com/tour.html 


NAD SYLVAN Online:
https://www.facebook.com/Nadsylvanartist
http://www.nadsylvan.com/
https://twitter.com/SylvanOfficial


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SONS OF APOLLO – former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) – are pleased to announce the release of ‘Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony’ on the 30th August 2019.

‘Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony’ documents the band’s remarkable one-off performance at the Ancient Roman Theatre in Plovdiv, Bulgaria alongside a full orchestra & choir, playing tracks from their debut album ‘Psychotic Symphony’ as well as a selection of tracks by legendary bands. It will be available as a limited deluxe 3CD + DVD + Blu-Ray Artbook, Special Edition 3CD + DVD Digipak, Standalone Blu-Ray & Digital Album.

You can now watch a trailer for release here: https://youtu.be/pw2wz-7cEp0 

Pre-orders for all formats are now available here:
https://soa.lnk.to/LiveWithThePlovdivPsychoticSymphony 

Mike Portnoy comments: “I’ve released several dozen live albums through the years with about a dozen different bands, but I have to say that this live release from Sons Of Apollo may indeed be the most special one of them all!! Everything was aligned that evening: an absolutely beautiful Roman amphitheatre and a perfectly gorgeous summer evening, one set of SOA material and one set of specially chosen cover songs, and to top it all off being joined by a symphony orchestra and choir…it was a magical evening for everybody in attendance and now we can share it with the rest of the world immortalized in this incredible live package.

This package will serve as a nice souvenir to capture the band’s first year on tour and should tide over all of our fans while we complete work on our sophomore studio release that will coming in Jan 2020.”


The track-listing is as follows:

CD 1:
1. God Of The Sun
2. Signs Of The Time
3. Divine Addiction
4. That Metal Show Theme  
5. Just Let Me Breathe
6. Billy Sheehan Bass Solo
7. Lost In Oblivion 
8. Jeff Scott Soto Solo Spot (The Prophet’s Song / Save Me)
9. Alive
10. The Pink Panther Theme
11. Opus Maximus

CD 2:
1. Kashmir
2. Gates Of Babylon
3. Labyrinth 
4. Dream On
5. Diary Of A Madman
6. Comfortably Numb
7. The Show Must Go On
8. Hell’s Kitchen 
9. Derek Sherinian Keyboard Solo
10. Lines In The Sand

CD 3: 
1. Bumblefoot Guitar Spot
2. And The Cradle Will Rock
3. Coming Home



Released October 20th 2017 via InsideOutMusic / Sony, PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY is available as a 2CD Mediabook (featuring a second disc of instrumental mixes and extended booklet with an exclusive Studio Diary), Gatefold 2LP vinyl + CD (which comes with an etching on side D and the entire album on the CD), Standard Jewelcase CD & digital download. It was produced by the dynamic production duo of Portnoy and Sherinian, also affectionately known as “The Del Fuvio Brothers,” which is the nickname given to them over 20 years ago during their time together in Dream Theater. Get your copy here: http://smarturl.it/SonsOfApolloPS 
 
PSYCHOTIC SYMPHONY picked up fantastic reviews upon release, and got them a nomination at the Progressive Music Awards 2018 for Best International Band:

Fuck the term ‘supergroup’, that’s not what this is about. Sons of Apollo are simply a group that are super.” – Classic Rock

Psychotic Symphony is fierce, loud, bewildering, brilliantly performed and monstrously entertaining.” – Prog Magazine

God-like in conception, stellar in ambition and perfection in delivery.” – Metal Talk


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PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS is the brand new group featuring the talents of current & former Spock’s Beard members Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan & Dave Meros as well as long-time contributing songwriter-producer John Boegehold. The bands self-titled debut is out today, and to coincide they have launched a brand new lyric video for the track ‘No Burden Left To Carry’. Watch it now here: https://youtu.be/MZdqFcmjb9w 


John Boegehold comments of the album release: “Today’s the day! We’re all excited that everyone will finally get to hear the first of hopefully many albums from Pattern-Seeking Animals.”


They recently launched the single ‘The Same Mistakes Again’ here:
https://youtu.be/M2Rf349ktmU 


Watch a play-through video courtesy of Ted Leonard for their last single ‘No One Ever Died and Made Me King’ here: https://youtu.be/QjCN1-qiUIE 


Watch the official video for ‘No One Ever Died and Made Me King’ here:
https://youtu.be/wl7hYwca0uw 


The album has already been receiving great reviews, find a few of them below:


“shiny and soulful but spiky symphonic prog”Prog Magazine


“a strong album with top-notch performances from some of the best players in the prog world”Sonic Perspectives


“this album is a must have.”Progressive Music Planet

Originally a vehicle for a few tracks John had been working on in early 2018, he quickly came up with enough music to work towards producing an album. With that in mind, he enlisted the talents of Jimmy Keegan (drums & vocals), Ted Leonard (vocals & guitar) & Dave Meros (bass), with Boegehold handling all the synths. He adds: “Besides live strings on a few songs and a female backing vocalist on another, it was all done between the four of us with Dave and Ted ending up as co-writers on some of the material.”


With the band obviously being closely associated with Spock’s Beard, John was conscious of exploring different avenues with Pattern-Seeking Animals, whether it was song structures, vocal arrangements, synth sounds or emotional textures. “Pattern-Seeking Animals was a clean slate so I found myself drawing on a few different musical influences and using some contemporary production ideas and sounds that I probably wouldn’t use with SB for various reasons.”


The album will be released on limited CD digipak, gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album. Order now here: https://patternseekinganimals.lnk.to/PatternSeekingAnimals 


The track-listing is as follows:



  1. No Burden Left To Carry
  2. The Same Mistakes Again
  3. Orphans Of The Universe
  4. No One Ever Died And Made Me King
  5. Fall Away
  6. These Are My Things
  7. We Write The Ghost Stories
  8. No Land’s Man
  9. Stars Along The Way


As John notes, as the project came together it quickly became apparent that they would want to take this material out live: “Originally it was intended to be a recording project but as it was coming together we started talking seriously about doing it as a live band. Because of the complexity of a lot of the material, it’ll require an additional musician or two to pull it off live. The plan is to tour as much as possible and to come out with a new album at least once a year. In fact, work on the second album is already well under way.”


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