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Swedish multi-instrumentalist Rikard Sjöblom recently announced his new album under the Gungfly moniker, ‘Alone Together’. Set for release on the 4th September 2020, it follows an extremely productive past few years, whether it be working with English progressive rockers Big Big Train, or taking the lead with Gungfly. 

Today sees the launch of the first single ‘Happy Somewhere In Between’ and you can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/8jElDO5KwFQ 

Rikard comments: “I wanted to write an upbeat prog-rocker about a subject I was reading about, and got intrigued by: the dynamics in a relationship – how one person can be needy and the other one avoidant. These personality traits sometimes attract each other but then things get problematic when one needs a lot of attention and the other one tends to feel trapped by it. It’s also about mixing things up in general and pretty much a fun song about serious stuff.

‘Alone Together’ will be available as a Limited CD Digipak (with 2 bonus tracks), Gatefold LP + CD & as Digital Album. Pre-order now here: https://RikardSjoeblomsGungfly.lnk.to/AloneTogether 

Rikard comments: “I started writing these songs about a year ago but then it took some time to get started with the production because I had two tours lined up, one with Big Big Train in November and then opening solo for The Flower Kings on their European tour in December. After that my focus shifted back to Gungfly and it felt really nice so it all came together pretty fast!

‘Alone Together’ saw Gungfly recording as a trio, with brothers and previous collaborators Petter and Rasmus Diamant on drums and bass respectively. “It was a lot of fun playing both keyboards and guitar because I had come up with a lot of nice parts but I knew early on that I wanted to make the album with the brothers on drums and bass – luckily they were very up for it!” This ‘power-trio’ have focussed on the rock this time, and you can hear that loud and clear: “I didn’t want to smother the production with layers upon layers of keyboards and bells and whistles but instead tried to keep it prog rock with the focus on ROCK. I wanted every instrument to mean something in the mix.” This is evident on tracks like ‘Happy Somewhere In Between’ and the 13-minute epic ‘Traveler’, where Gungfly have never hit harder.

The album cover features a painting by American artist Kevin Sloan (The Flower Kings). Rikard comments of the piece: “I had just written lyrics for the song ‘From Afar’ and was looking at Kevin’s paintings when I came across this one and I couldn’t believe the connection, particularly the lyric “A million eyes watching glimpses of each other’s lives””.

The full track-listing for the album is as follows:
1. Traveler
2. Happy Somewhere In Between
3. Clean as a Whistle
4. Alone Together
5. From Afar
6. On The Shoulders Of Giants
7. Grove Thoughts (Bonus Track)
8. Shoulder Variations (Bonus Track)

The band will come to the UK for 3 select live dates in October 2021. The band will play London & Manchester, co-headlining alongside the Robin Armstrong-led Cosmograf, before continuing on to Summer’s End Festival.

The dates are as follows and are on sale now:
Friday 1st October – Dingwalls, London
Saturday 2nd October – Academy 3, Manchester
Sunday 3rd October – Summer’s End Festival, Chepstow

Rikard Sjöblom is perhaps best known as the multi-instrumentalist frontman of Beardfish, who established themselves as one of the most consistently brilliant modern-day progressive rock bands over the course of eight studio albums. In recent years, he has also become known for his work with English progressive collective Big Big Train, playing live with them as well as performing on their recent studio albums.

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Lonely Robot, the project masterminded by producer, guitarist and singer/songwriter 
John Mitchell (Kino, Frost*, Arena, It Bites), are set to release their fourth album ‘Feelings Are Good’ on the 17thJuly 2020. Now, a second track from this record has been released featuring an impressive video by Miles Skarin of Crystal Spotlight: https://youtu.be/vg-eYLBeoCI

John Mitchell has the following to say about this song: “’Spiders’ is a song about a woman, nay wolf in sheep’s clothing, who chose a path of greed and wretchedness and exploited her position of trust at a time of weakness when she COULD have done the exact opposite. Long since gone but never forgotten for all the wrong reasons.”

‘Feelings Are Good’ marks sort of a fresh start following the conclusion of the ‘The Astronaut Trilogy’ as John explains: “‘Feelings Are Good’ is a bit of a departure from the first three Lonely Robot albums. On ‘Feelings Are Good’, I wanted to explore more personal themes and the songs are very much about individual experiences and narratives that I believe had been the cornerstones, good and bad, to my life. The long tall and short of it is that we’re back on planet Earth, and I have a personal lyrical axe to grind!”

‘Feelings Are Good’ is now available for pre-order and will be released as a Limited Edition CD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP+CD and as Digital Album in both 16 & 24 bit versions (all including 2 bonus tracks). Pre-order the album from a variety of partners here: 
https://lonelyrobot.lnk.to/Feelingsaregood

Lonely Robot will hit the road in December 2020 for some select headline dates, and you can find a list of those below:
Dec 13th Islington Assembly Hall, London, UK
Dec 16th Riff, Bochum, GER
Dec 17th Das Rind, Rüsselsheim, GER
Dec 18th Muziekgieterij, Maastricht, NL
Dec 20th De Boerderij, Zoetermeer, NL

John Mitchell is a man with a rich musical heritage and history – from musician and vocalist, to songwriter and producer. With bands like Arena, Frost*, Kino, It Bites and Lonely Robot, to name but a few, Mitchell has left his mark on the current progressive rock scene and has been involved in dozens of recordings. He is also a respected producer & mixer, running Outhouse Studios in the UK and working with artists as diverse as You Me At Six, Enter Shikari, Alter Bridge, Asia, Don Broco, Funeral For A Friend, McFly & much more.

LONELY ROBOT online:
https://www.facebook.com/LonelyRobotband/
https://twitter.com/LonelyRobot_UK 
www.johnmitchellhq.com

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Vinyl re-releases for “Coal” and “The Congregation” out now!

Announce two special live-appearances in Oslo!

Norwegian Rock outfit LEPROUS continue to promote their newest and much acclaimed album “Pitfalls”, released last October worldwide via InsideOutMusic.

LEPROUS are now launching a special live video for the epic final song on the album, “The Sly Is Red”.

The clip created by João Filipe and Creative Productions was recorded on March 1st, 2020 in Lisbon, Portugal, coincidentally the last show of the latest European tour by LEPROUS, but also the very last regular live-show before the current general halt of live-activities.

Check out the clip here: https://youtu.be/_nN61nW1Ly0

Having recently performed a successful online streaming concert, LEPROUS are now pleased to return to stages next week, July 10th, 2020 at Sentralen in Oslo, Norway for two very specials live-shows with different setlists.
Check here for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/3400196320011752/
Or here: https://www.sentralen.no/arrangement/leprouse

In other news, today marks the release for the much overdue LEPROUS vinyl re-issues of their early albums “Coal” (2013) and “The Congregation” (2015) via InsideOutMusic.

Both albums were originally mixed by Jens Bogren as well mastered by Tony Lindgren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Katatonia) and are now again available as Gatefold 2LP on 180g. vinyl + CD including bonus track/s in the following standard black and limited coloured editions:

LEPROUS – “Coal” 2LP + CD:
Black vinyl – Unlimited
Lilac vinyl – 200x copies (Via CM Distro Europe)
Mint vinyl – 400x copies (Via CM Distro Europe and USA Webshop)
Transparent Magenta – 200x copies (Via band & O-Merch Webshop)

LEPROUS – “The Congregation” 2LP + CD:
Black vinyl – Unlimited
Dark Green vinyl – 200x copies (Via CM Distro Europe)
White vinyl – 400x copies (Via CM Distro Europe and USA Webshop)
Transparent Sun Yellow – 200x copies (Via band & O-Merch Webshop)

Get these re-issues from the IOM shop here:
https://www.insideoutshop.de/Artist/Leprous/20978?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13

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On August 28th, 2020, Tim Bowness will release his sixth solo album, “Late Night Laments”, on InsideOutMusic. The album offers a collection of lush, atmospheric songs with a wide lyrical scope marking the most intimate yet universal of Bowness’s solo releases. As a first track, Tim Bowness decided to release the unsettling yet accessible ‘I’m Better Now’ (which presents an intriguing stylistic departure for Bowness).

Bowness comments:
In some ways ‘I’m Better Now’ represents the flipside of the title song from my previous album, “Flowers At The Scene”.
‘Flowers At The Scene’ focused on the repercussions of a violent crime (the impact on the victim’s family and friends), while ‘I’m Better Now’ is written from the perspective of a perpetrator of a hate crime.
For a variety of reasons, society has seemingly become increasingly polarised over the last half-decade and along with an rise in intolerance, there’s been a real sense of more and more people becoming disaffected and feeling ‘left behind’ or invisible. Sometimes, the consequences of that can be ugly.’

Peter Chilvers – who’s previously created visuals for Brian Eno – is responsible for the abstract video that superbly evokes the ominous and chilly mood of the lyric. The clip can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/NMS_dfkZ3ws

Musically, the track includes contributions from Knifeworld’s Kavus Torabi and Melanie Woods. Bowness says,’Kavus’s biting and twisting solo is a particular highlight of the song for me.’

Mixed by his longtime partner in no-man, Steven Wilson, and mastered by Calum Malcolm (The Blue Nile, Prefab Sprout), the album – co-produced by Bowness and Brian Hulse – combines electronic soundscapes, acoustic instrumentation and unexpected rhythms in a tightly focused and emotionally charged opus. The artwork is once again by Jarrod Gosling.

“Late Night Laments” will be released as Limited Edition 2CD digipak including five additional studio recordings, as Gatefold LP plus CD, and digital album.

Pre-orders are available now:
https://timbowness.lnk.to/LateNightLamentsID

An exclusive transparent blue edition (600 copies) plus signed art print is available only at BurningShed.com.
https://burningshed.com/store/timbowness

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

In addition to releasing seven studio albums and a documentary DVD with no-man, Tim has worked with popular Italian artist Alice (on her Italian Top 20 album “Viaggio In Italia”), Mercury Prize nominated Banco De Gaia, Robert Fripp, Peter Hammill, Roxy Music’s Phil Manzanera and many others.

Tim recorded the album “Flame” (1994) with Richard Barbieri (Porcupine Tree/ex-Japan), co-produced/co-wrote the acclaimed “Talking With Strangers” (2009) for Judy Dyble (ex-Fairport Convention), and has had a long-term collaborative partnership with Peter Chilvers (Brian Eno/Karl Hyde).

Tim’s recent quartet of solo releases on InsideOutMusic/Sony have entered the official UK Top 5 Rock, Progressive, and Vinyl charts, as well as the official Scottish charts. Along with Steven Wilson, he is also the co-host of “The Album Years”, which has reached the Top 5 Music Podcast charts in over 25 countries (#1 in 10).

Online:
https://timbowness.co.uk/
https://www.facebook.com/timbowness/
https://twitter.com/TimBowness
https://soundcloud.com/tim-bowness

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Firmly at the forefront of the progressive rock and metal scenes for nearly three decades now and one of modern rock’s most acclaimed live acts, Sweden’s Pain of Salvation return with a new studio album entitled “PANTHER”, due out August 28th, 2020 worldwide via InsideOutMusic.

A first single and video (Directed by Lars Ardarve) off “PANTHER” is being debuted today.
Check out the album’s opening track “ACCELERATOR” here: https://youtu.be/5QKmOJl4GXQ

Pain of Salvation’s Daniel Gildenlöw checked in with the following comment about the song/video:
“It has been brilliant to work with Lars for a video, after all these years of photographing. We think alike and always have a blast when we work together. We had three very long days of shooting it, only Lars and us in the band in Skjulstahallen, a large gymnastics hall kindly provided by IKEG. As per usual, I found myself in weird situations, like making high flips and jumps over Lars’ head. We are very happy with this video and think it’s the perfect kickoff for the PANTHER album.”

“PANTHER”, the follow-up release to 2017’s “In The Passing Light Of Day” album, was recorded, mixed and produced by Daniel Gildenlöw with Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Devin Townsend) and comes with a comprehensive artwork-theme with illustrations made by André Meister.

Pain of Salvation – “PANTHER”:
Track-listing:
1. ACCELERATOR
2. UNFUTURE
3. RESTLESS BOY
4. WAIT
5. KEEN TO A FAULT
6. FUR
7. PANTHER
8. SPECIES
9. ICON

Next to the standard CD and the Digital Album formats, “PANTHER” will also be available as limited 2CD Mediabook (Including expanded artwork and the following 4 bonus tracks on a separate disc: “PANTHER (demo)”, “KEEN TO A FAULT (demo)”, “FIFI GRUFFI” and “UNFOREVER”) and as 180g. Gatefold 2LP (Including the 4 bonus tracks on Side D and album on CD as bonus), in the following variations:

Black vinyl – Unlimited
Deep blood red vinyl – 100x copies from IOM Webshop Europe
Transparent blue vinyl – 300x copies from CM Distro
Transparent green vinyl – 200x copies from EMP
Lilac vinyl – 200x copies from JPC
White vinyl – 200x copies from Pain of Salvation
Transparent yellow vinyl – 100x copies from Pain of Salvation

The pre-order for “PANTHER” in its various formats is started today here:
https://PainofSalvation.lnk.to/Panther

“PANTHER” album trailer: https://youtu.be/njgmgECkFBw
Look out for more news about Pain of Salvation and “PANTHER” soon…

Pain of Salvation line-up:
Daniel Gildenlöw – lead vocals and lots of stuff
Johan Hallgren – guitar and vocals
Léo Margarit – drums and vocals
Daniel Karlsson – keyboards, guitars and vocals
Gustaf Hielm – bass and vocals

Pain of Salvation discography:
Entropia -1997
One Hour by the Concrete Lake – 1998
The Perfect Element, Part I – 2000
Remedy Lane – 2002
12:5 – 2004
BE – 2004
BE DVD – 2005
Scarsick – 2007
Ending Themes DVD – 2009
Linoleum EP – 2009
Road Salt One – 2010
Road Salt Two – 2011
Falling Home – 2014
Remedy Lane Re:visited (Re:mixed & Re:lived) – 2016
In the Passing Light of Day – 2017
PANTHER – 2020

Pain of Salvation online:
www.painofsalvation.com
www.facebook.com/painofsalvation
https://twitter.com/thebestofpain
https://www.instagram.com/painofsalvationband/

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Charlie Barnes, touring multi-instrumentalist with the hugely successful British act Bastille, follows up his 2018 album ‘Oceanography’, with the 10-track collection ‘Last Night’s Glitter’ – out today!

Charlie has also launched a vertical video for the track ‘Former Glories’ which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7QuoOtzuJY

Charlie comments: “Album campaigns are supposed to have music videos. Historically, I have handed responsibility for those over to my dear friend, life guru, and sometime social media manager Ryan Pearce. Unfortunately we have been living something of a restricted life for the last few months due to a global pandemic. In addition to this, my entirely home-made and 100% hit-free new record ‘Last Night’s Glitter’ has been put together with a budget totalling zero pounds (or Euros…), so when it came to working out how best to go about making a video for one of its songs, my wife and I hatched a plan to advance bravely into modernity, more specifically its preferred aspect ratio of 9:16, easily achieved by way of my mobile telephone. She built a beautiful set in the corner of my home studio, featuring the paintings we’d done for the Last Night’s Glitter lyric video, and a cardboard surround for our old TV, and we set about throwing as much interesting stuff through said TV as we could. Much of what we went for came from my family video archive, so expect some Birthday/Christmas unwrapping gold, a 7 year old’s recreation of Queen’s ‘Crazy Little Thing Called Love’ music video, and the skateboarding antics of a perpetually fearful teen. And the dog, obviously.”

To celebrate the release of the album, Charlie will be doing a live Q&A and studio tour over on his Instagram at 8pm UK time tonight.
Watch the lyric video for the album’s title track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AhQ7ylZHv0&feature=youtu.be

Recorded and mixed in his home studio, it features new stripped-back arrangements of tracks from his aforementioned previous album, as well as 2015’s ‘More Stately Mansions’, complete with woodwind, brass & string flourishes from the likes of Jonny Abraham & Rittipo (Public Service Broadcasting, Bastille) & more. Closing out the album is a brand new piece, and the record’s title track, a piece of music that Charlie describes as “the kind of song where a writer manages to translate exactly where and who they are at a certain time into a handful of verses.”

Charlie comments of the collection:
“This album, which was supposed to be a couple of throwaway bonus tracks, or a swiftly turned around EP, or a handful of live session videos to help point people, and their wallets, in the direction of its predecessor, has taken me far longer to make than it should have done. So long, in fact, that I no longer see it as a standard issue piece of promotional material, but a body of work that I hope will come to hold its own amongst my repertoire.”
Watch a ‘Making-Of’ documentary of his last album ‘Oceanography’ here: https://youtu.be/uc1XpCfLjk0

The full track-listing is as follows, and the album will be available digitally now. Pre-save the album and listen to the first single here: https://CharlieBarnes.lnk.to/LastNightsGlitter

1. Sing To God (Intro)
2. All I Have
3. The Weather
4. MacbethMacbethMacbeth
5. Ruins
6. Dresden
7. WHTHR (Interlude)
8. Will & Testament
9. Former Glories/Bruising (Reprise)
10. Last Night’s Glitter

There will also be a very limited vinyl release available direct from Charlie. Pre-order now here: www.charliebarnesmusic.co.uk

In lieu of a tour, Charlie will be doing a series of concerts from his home studio, every Monday night in July via Instagram Live. Make sure you are following him there: www.instagram.com/charliebarnesmusic

Charlie’s previous album ‘Oceanography’ was released in 2018, following 2 years on the road with Bastille. Watch the video for the video for the track ‘All I Have’ here: https://youtu.be/C_oSzAHLGwc

“Far more than someone else’s second fiddle, Charlie’s ready for the limelight” – Dork Magazine

“Despite how accomplished this album is, there are still abundant hints that this is still not him at the peak of his powers. Who knows where he’ll go next.” – Prog Magazine

“an album full of twists and turns, which includes sonic nods to influences ranging from Oceansize and Amplifier to Queen and Muse.” – Total Guitar

“Barnes utilises dynamic shifts and sinewy layers to sculpt a rock-solid, emotional track that zaps you in the chest” – The Line Of Best Fit

“Graceful, soothing songwriting..” – Clash

CHARLIE BARNES online:
www.charliebarnesmusic.co.uk
www.facebook.com/charliebarnesmusic
www.twitter.com/charliebarnes
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Neal Morse is pleased to announce the release of ‘Sola Gratia’, his new solo progressive rock concept album, on the 11th September 2020. Originating from a seed planted in his mind about writing a record based on the apostle Paul, ‘Sola Gratia’ quickly came together at the beginning of 2020. The album sees Neal working with long-time collaborators Mike Portnoy, Randy George, Eric Gillette, Bill Hubauer and Gideon Klein.

The title ‘Sola Gratia’ of course has echoes of Morse’s 2007 epic ‘Sola Scriptura’, about the life of Martin Luther, but was in fact originally the result of a simple marital misunderstanding: “I was talking to my wife Cherie about debuting this new piece at Morsefest 2020 (Morse’s annual fan convention in Nashville) and she said she thought it would be good for me to do a solo album. However, I thought she said ‘Sola album’ and – because some of the new ideas involved Paul’s aggressive pursuit of the early Christians, I could see a link to some of the themes of persecution in ‘Sola Scriptura’.”

The music was recorded ‘virtually’ in April 2020 at the height of the Coronavirus lockdown with long term collaborators Mike Portnoy (drums) and Randy George (bass): “It’s the first album we have ever made remotely: I sent them the basic tracks and asked if they wanted to rearrange things, but they just said ‘No, it’s great!’, so they just played to it and sent their parts back over. It wasn’t an easy way to make an album, but creating always has its challenges, no matter how you do it.”

As Morse explains, it was this process that decided that ‘Sola Gratia’ was to be a Neal Morse album, rather than being credited to The Neal Morse Band: “With the Neal Morse Band, the whole band works together on the writing, and while Eric Gillette plays some guitar and Bill Hubauer has added some keyboards on this one, neither of them wrote – or is singing – on this album.”

‘Sola Gratia’ will be released as a limited CD/DVD Digipak (featuring a ‘Making-Of’ documentary), Gatefold 2LP + CD, Standard CD Jewel Case and as a Digital Album. The cover art was created by another longtime collaborator, Thomas Ewerhard.

The full track-listing is as follows:
1. Preface
2. Overture
3. In The Name Of The Lord
4. Ballyhoo (The Chosen Ones)
5. March Of The Pharisees
6. Building A Wall
7. Sola Intermezzo
8. Overflow
9. Warmer Than The Sunshine
10. Never Change
11. Seemingly Sincere
12. The Light On The Road To Damascus
13. The Glory Of The Lord
14. Now I Can See/The Great Commission
Neal Morse will debut ‘Sola Gratia’ live at his annual Morsefest convention on the 18th and 19th September 2020. A very limited number of people will be able to attend in person, with the event also being streamed online. More details and tickets are available here: https://nealmorse.com/tc-events/morsefest-2020/

Look out for the first track release and pre-order opportunities starting on the 17th July.

NEAL MORSE ONLINE:
https://www.facebook.com/nealmorse/
https://twitter.com/nealmorse
https://www.instagram.com/neal_morse_official/

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

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(“Konkret Musik” album artwork)

Swedish progressive rock instrumentalists GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA will be releasing their upcoming sixth studio album “Konkret Musik” on July 24th, 2020 worldwide via InsideOutMusic.

GBS are therefore pleased to reveal the album’s title-track “Konkret Musik” as the second single for the release, which can also be now seen here in a video produced by Carl Stenlöv / REDI: https://youtu.be/Y9UlYTN5NbY

The band checked in with the following comment about the track:

“Being partly a play of words with the term “Musique concrète” – a compositional tradition of modifying recorded sounds to create new sound identities – the album title ‘Konkret Musik’ also reflects that this album is our most direct and tangible collection of music so far with its short, focused and to-the-point songs that together creates a collage of expressions.

This energetic title track represents this directness fully in its explosiveness and denseness with its layers of melodies, sounds and whirling textures. It’s concrete enough for Karaoke and with a sound identity that helps build the ever-expanding collage of GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA.”

The album’s first single “Basement Traps” can still be seen in a video clip directed by Martin Gustafsson here: https://youtu.be/VSpt7sU4T2g

Recorded, mixed and produced by Daniel Fagerström (Viagra Boys, Skull Defekts, Nina Kinert, etc.) and Anton Sundell (Tonbruket, Ane Brun, etc.) at Studio Bruket and Magix Playground, the upcoming album “Konkret Musik” contains 12 explosive tracks filled with experimental instrumental rock, showcasing a truly unique mix of progressive rock, synth minimalism and otherworldly melodies. Dystopian yet hopeful, maximal yet minimal: “Konkret Musik” will not leave anyone unaffected. Here is the album’s track-listing:

GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA – “Konkret Musik”:
1. Släpad
2. Vinsta guldklocka
3. Basement Traps
4. Close to Home
5. Konkret Musik
6. Closing Borders
7. To Never Return
8. Instrument VI
9. The Pugilist
10. A Fucking Good Man
11. Förbifart Stockholm
12. A Question of Currency

(“Konkret Musik” single artwork)

“Konkret Musik” will be available as Digital Album, as limited Digipak CD and as 180gr. LP with the entire album on CD as bonus. Next to the black vinyl version, there will also be limited coloured vinyl runs in Tansparent Magenta (100x from IOM Webshop) and Transparent Sun Yellow (200x from band).

The pre-order for “Konkret Musik” is available here:
https://GostaBerlingsSaga.lnk.to/KonkretMusik/

GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA have recently also released a special digital-only live album entitled “Artefacts – Live”, which consists of 9 tracks in a total playing time of 63 minutes, recorded at the grandiose Södra Teatern venue in the group’s hometown Stockholm in December 2018. GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA performed their previous album “ET EX” in its entirety (and a few older tracks additionally…) with various guests on stage and in front of a sitting audience. Sweden’s biggest newspaper Dagens Nyheter gave the concert a remarkable review and a 5/5 rating.

You can stream/download “Artefacts – Live” from here:
https://gostaberlingssaga.lnk.to/Artefactslive

Alongside with the digital album release, GBS are also launched the live video-footage, filmed and edited by Klara & Carl (klaraocarl.myportfolio.com), for the individual tracks off “Artefacts – Live” via the InsideOutMusic YouTube channel, which can be seen here:

GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA – “Artefacts – Live”:
1. Veras tema https://youtu.be/kXyMYGn7yeI
2. The Shortcomings of Efficiency https://youtu.be/dodxffAhFio
3. Square 5 https://youtu.be/Qqw4mvuYVOU
4. Artefacts https://youtu.be/yHb5pGRr4_A
5. Capercaillie Lammergeyer Cassowary & Repeat https://youtu.be/YGB0duAdN48
6. Brus från stan https://youtu.be/EjtkNtzo2rM
7. Fundament https://youtu.be/-Hlmu4TkPzE
8. Terra Nova https://youtu.be/dYnUGgroCDk
9. Sersophane https://youtu.be/v65w3kjPAJk

GÖSTA BERLINS SAGA’s previous album “ET EX” is still available here:
https://gostaberlingssaga.lnk.to/ETEX

GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA Line-Up:
David Lundberg – Fender Rhodes, Grand Piano, Mellotron & Synthesizers
Gabriel Tapper – Bass Guitar & Moog Taurus Pedals
Rasmus Booberg – Guitars & Synthesizers
Alexander Skepp – Drums & Percussion
Jesper Skarin – Percussion

GÖSTA BERLINGS SAGA Discography:
Tid Är Ljud – 2006
Detta Har Hänt – 2009
Glue Works – 2011
Sersophane – 2016
ET EX – 2018
Kontraster – Live – 2019 (Digital)
Artefacts – Live – 2020 (Digital)
Konkret Musik – 2020

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LONG DISTANCE CALLING, Germany’s most internationally successful instrumental rock act, release their seventh studio album ‘How Do We Want To Live?’ today!

The album has been receiving a fantastic reaction being awarded Album of the Month in publications such as Metal Hammer Germany, Rock Hard Germany, Guitar, Gitarre & Bass & more, while Metal Hammer UK have called it a “full-blown sensory experience”.

The band comments: “Today is the day where we can finally unleash our new album “How Do We Want To Live?”. The feedback so far is overwhelming and we are incredibly proud of this album. It’s a big step for us and we think it’s a really unique experience, not only in terms of sounds. We want you to wrap your head around it and to ask yourself how you want to live. We want to be your soundtrack during these stormy times and we are totally happy with it!
Love LDC”
This weekend on the 28thJune, the band will celebrate the release of the new album with a live-streamed performance in conjunction with EMP. Tune in to the bands YouTube channel and Facebook page at 8.15pm CET to hear the band perform tracks from the new album.

The band also recently announced a special album launch drive-in show on the 2ndJuly in Oberhausen, Germany. Tickets are on sale now and the band comments:

“Friends, you might have heard that we are going to release our new album “HOW DO WE WANT TO LIVE” on June 26th and of course we want to celebrate this with you! We got an invitation from the Autoarena in Oberhausen And of course we said yes for July 2nd. Due to the current situation no “regular” shows are possible so this is a nice and interesting thing to try out and it fits really well to the “Seats & Sounds” Concept, just sit in your car, grab some snacks and some cool beverages. The “Seats & Sounds 2020″ tour in in Support of the new album is not affected by this show, we still hope that can celebrate this special shows with you! Love LDC”

Watch the bands recent video for ‘Immunity’ here: https://youtu.be/fT9pNGHKdLw

The band previously launched a striking video for the track ‘Voices’, a short film exploring the relationship between a human and AI. The video was created by AVA Studios and you can watch it now here: https://youtu.be/uWQQbQ9jqU4

Watch the video for the album’s first single ‘Hazard’ here: https://youtu.be/vj9_KM3DuIM
Jan and Jansoch from Long Distance Calling have also launched a German-language podcast titled “Lachend in die Kreissäge” where they discuss the new album, and will also be inviting guests to join them on future episodes. Listen now here: https://lidkpodcast.podigee.io

‘How Do We Want To Live?’sees the band forging a sharply defined & artistically tight exploration of the relationship between humanity and artificial intelligence, and the state of digital progress. Comprised of 10 tracks which contain all the classic LDC-trademarks whilst also bringing something completely fresh and unexpected to the table with their ambitious use of electronic sounds, a perfect symbiosis between man and machine.

‘How Do We Want To Live?’is available as a Limited Edition CD, Gatefold Black 2LP + CD & as Digital Album. A limited deluxe box-set has been released, containing a special coloured edition of the album, an exclusive 7inch featuring two remixes, a beautiful poster featuring the albums stunning artwork by Max Löffler, and 4 individually signed art-cards all contained in a lift-off box. Order now here:
https://longdistancecalling.lnk.to/HowDoWeWantToLive

The full track-listing is as follows:
1. Curiosity (Part 1)
2. Curiosity (Part 2)
3. Hazard
4. Voices
5. Fail/Opportunity
6. Immunity
7. Sharing Thoughts
8. Beyond Your Limits
9. True/Negative
10. Ashes
The track ‘Beyond Your Limits’ continues the band´s tradition of having one track with a vocalist, and features the talents of Eric A. Pulverich of the band Kyles Tolone. As the band comments: “We got to know him over our producer Arne Neurand. We were instantly fascinated by his voice and we wanted to show the quality of his voice and melodies.”
It was recently announced that the band have been nominated for the GEMA Musikautorenpreis 2020. This is an integral part of the German music landscape and unique in its focus on music writers. GEMA has been honoring composers and lyricists for their musical work in this way for 12 years, and is representative of the great diversity and the enormous range of fascinating works across genres.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation,LONG DISTANCE CALLING have rescheduled their September ‘Seats & Sounds’ German tour for September 2021.

25.02.21 Berlin Passionskirche
26.02.21 Dresden Lukaskirche
27.02.21 Leipzig Ankeroff
01.03.21 Mannheim Capitol
02.03.21 Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle Club
03.03.21 Stuttgart Mozartsaal
04.03.21 Bochum Christuskirche
05.03.21 Köln E-Werk
27.03.21 München St. Mattha¨us Kirche
29.03.21 Hannover Pavillon
30.03.21 Hamburg Kleine Elbphilharmonie (sold out)

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The Tangent, the progressive rock group led by
Andy Tillison, recently announced the release of their 11th studio album ‘Auto Reconnaissance’ on the 21st August 2020. The follow-up to 2018’s ‘Proxy’, sees them continuing the band philosophy of celebrating the golden age of prog, whilst bringing it to the present and exploring new paths for the music to take in the future. On ‘Auto Reconnaissance’, they bend that philosophy to their will, taking in prog rock foot stomping, sublime Jazz, humour, narrative, a modern R&B love song, funk/soul and a 28 minute long emotional epic about the band’s home country of England.

Today they launch the first track, titled ‘Life On Hold’, and you can listen now here: https://youtu.be/go1O7PI6oTI

Andy comments: “‘Life On Hold is the cheerful up-tempo Prog Rock foot-stomper we chose to kick off our album. It sits alongside pieces we’ve done in the past like ‘GPS Culture’ and ‘Spark In The Aether’, ‘Crisis In Midlife’ etc and it’s a flavour we do like to return to now and then. This one is influenced by things like that first Asia album, stuff like Kansas and Boston, and the kind of thing that Transatlantic might bang out at you. It’s part of our genetic makeup, but of course only one part. Although there’s a fair amount of accessible tunes on the new album, there’s some seriously deep water around too. And no, ‘Life On Hold’ has nothing to do with Lockdowns. It mentions Jean Paul Sartre, which is not normal in foot-stompers. Get it ON!! Bang, and the dirt is gone!

‘Auto Reconnaissance’ will be available as a limited CD Digipak, Gatefold 2LP + CD + LP-Booklet and as a digital album. Pre-order now here: https://The-Tangent.lnk.to/AutoReconnaissance

Andy comments: “I utterly refuse to accept that Progressive Rock Music is some kind of museum piece. It is actually a living and breathing movement that has a past, a present and above all, a future. It once had an album-chart-topping golden age, but the genre was never about that. It has subtly and virally kept itself alive for decades where many new musical genres have risen to glory and faded away.

For this release, Andy is once again joined by long-time collaborators Jonas Reingold, Luke Machin (who co-produced the album with Andy), Theo Travis, and Steve Roberts. Together they bring to life an album that has been influenced by the likes of ELP, The Isley Brothers, Steely Dan, Aphex Twin, National Health, Rose Royce, Squarepusher and Return To Forever amongst others. 

Andy comments of the current line-up: “In the past 6 years the line-up of The Tangent has become more stable than at the beginning. I think that the identity of the Tangent as a “Group” rather than a “Project” started to come together on the album ‘A Spark In The Aether’ in 2014. Essentially Luke, Jonas, Theo and myself have appeared on the last four albums, and we added Steve Roberts for the tour that supported ‘Slow Rust’ in 2017 and we’ve settled on this line-up. I hope for a while because I find this unit to be productive, in tune with the band’s purpose and manifesto and a lot of fun to boot. The new album ‘Auto Reconnaissance’ is the first time that the core band has been identical in structure to its predecessor. For the first time I feel that everyone is totally onboard with the fusion of Jazz, Prog, Punkishness and electronica that The Tangent likes to cook up. We are a good group of friends and although we don’t meet up often, it’s a real blast when we do. I’ve always considered Ed Unitsky the cover artist to have been a recurring member of the cast – his artwork has been a huge part of our story and although we move away, we always return.

‘Auto Reconnaissance’ will be available as Limited CD Digipak (incl. bonus track), Gatefold 2LP + CD + LP booklet & as Digital Album, all featuring the artwork of Ed Untisky, whose visuals have not been seen on a Tangent album ince 2014’s ‘A Spark In The Aether’. The full track-listing can be found below:

1. Life On Hold
2. Jinxed In Jersey
3. Under Your Spell
4. The Tower Of Babel
5. Lie Back & Think Of England
6. The Midas Touch
7. Proxima (Bonus Track)

The Tangent are the following players:
Andy Tillison – Vocals, Lyrics, Keyboards, Composer
Jonas Reingold (The Sea Within, Steve Hackett Band) – Bass Guitar
Theo Travis (Soft Machine, David Gilmour, Travis-Fripp) – Sax & Flute
Luke Machin (Maschine, Francis Dunnery Band) – Guitar
Steve Roberts (David Cross Band, ex Magenta, Godsticks) – Drums

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