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Kino – the band formed by John Mitchell (Lonely Robot, Frost*), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), John Beck (It Bites) & Chris Maitland (ex-Porcupine Tree), released their much-loved debut album ‘Picture’ back in 2005. Now the album has been remastered by John Mitchell, and will be issued on vinyl for the very first time on the 17th November 2017, as well as returning to digital and streaming services.

Mitchell had this to say: “The Kino ‘Picture’ album has been unavailable for a while but a lot of people have been asking about it so it’s clearly got a place in a lot of people’s hearts which is wonderful. It was never released on vinyl previously so it’s great that Inside Out have made that happen. A lot of people have also asked whether there will be a new Kino album one day….that’s a good question and one day it may be answered.”   

‘Picture’ is available on Gatefold 180g black 2LP, including the CD as bonus, as well as digital download. Pre-order your copy here: 

John Mitchell has most recently been seen with his Lonely Robot project, who released their second album ‘The Big Dream’, to much acclaim earlier in 2017. You can watch the video for the track ‘In Floral Green’ here: 

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Norwegian progressive Rock group LEPROUS are currently on their first and extremely successful headlining tour across Europe in promotion of their latest and much acclaimed album-release, “Malina”, which came out at the end of August via InsideOutMusic.
With several shows selling out (3 of the 4 shows in Germany for example, with Berlin not being far behind!), the band has checked in with the following message earlier today:
Here is an overview of all remaining tour dates:

LEPROUS, Agent Fresco, AlithiA & Astrosaur – European Tour:
Presented in Germany by Eclipsed,, Guitar &
17.11.2017 Munich (Germany) – Strom (Sold out!)
18.11.2017 Vienna (Austria) – Szene
19.11.2017 Budapest (Hungary) – A38 (Sold out!)
20.11.2017 Prague (Czech Republic) – Rock Café
21.11.2017 Warsaw (Poland) – Proxima
22.11.2017 Berlin (Germany) – Musik & Frieden
23.11.2017 Aarhus (Denmark) – Atlas
25.11.2017 Oslo (Norway) – Vulkan Arena
Next to their upcoming dates in Australia for January 2018, LEPROUS has also been announced a first few summer 2018 festival appearances. Dates as follows:

LEPROUS & AlithiA – Australian Tour:
19.01.2018 Perth (Australia) – Badlands
20.01.2018 Sydney (Australia) – The Factory Theatre / Progfest
21.01.2018 Brisbane (Australia) – The Triffid / Progfest
25.01.2018 Adelaide (Australia) – Jive
27.01.2018 Melbourne (Australia) – The Corner / Progfest
LEPROUS – Festivals appearances 2018:
11.-14.07.2018 Viveiro (Spain) – Resurrection Fest
14.07.2018 Eindhoven (The Netherlands) – Dynamo Metalfest
More to come soon…

In related news, you can now check out a special first drum playthrough video by LEPROUS drummer Baard Kolstad of the song “Bonneville”, taken off their current album “Malina”.
Check it out here:

“Malina” entered various sales charts upon release as follows: Germany: # 34, The Netherlands: # 68, Finland: # 23, Switzerland: # 39, Austria: # 42, Belgium (Flemish): # 52, Sweden Physical Album Chart: #29, Sweden Vinyl Charts: # 14, UK Rock Album Chart: # 19, USA Billboard Heatseekers: # 21 and USA Billboard Current Albums: # 190.
“Malina” is available as Jewelcase CD and Digital Download, but also as limited edition Mediabook CD (+ extended booklet & bonus-track) and as Gatefold 2LP on 180gr. vinyl (+ poster, bonus-track & entire album on CD), also as limited coloured editions.
Order the physical formats of choice from IOM here:
“Malina” is also available digitally here:
Check out tracks off “Malina” here:
“From The Flame” (Video):
“From The Flame” (Spotify):
“Stuck (Radio Edit)” (Video):
“Stuck (Radio Edit)” (Spotify):
“Illuminate” (Video):
“Illuminate” (Spotify):

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Following the news that Steve Howe would continue with plans to release his recently completed collaborative album with late son Virgil, he has now launched a specially created new video for the track ‘Leaving Aurora’, paying tribute to his son. 

Watch the video here: 

You can also listen to the title track of the album here: 

‘Nexus’ is set to be released 17th November 2017 via InsideOutMusic as a special edition CD digipak (international version), Jewelcase CD (USA, Canada, Mexico), Black 180g LP + CD & Digital Download. The artwork was created by Virgil’s 5-year old daughter Zuni. Pre-order the album now here: 

On 11th September 2017, Virgil Howe – the youngest son of Yes guitarist Steve Howe – passed away unexpectedly at the age of 41. Yes announced the immediate cancellation of the remaining dates of the Yestival tour. Their duo album ‘Nexus’ had been completed before the tour started and was due out this year. Steve Howe has decided to continue with these plans.

“Virgil and I had only recently completed recording ‘Nexus’, which contains eleven of his tunes to which I added a guitar to suit each one. We delivered it to InsideOutMusic in August for release on 17th November. We started to work together in 2016 by selecting about nine tunes from his ‘stockpile’ of piano based music that he’d periodically sent Jan & I each time he’d written and recorded a new idea. I began adding guitars to them, then I’d play them to Virgil. He’d then surprise me by bringing up other channels of instrumentation which I’d never heard. The tunes went from straightforward ‘duets’ to something bigger & better, more of a complete picture than a mere shape. “Free Fall” & “Nick’s Star” were added from earlier sessions, the latter being his tribute to the passing of his best friend Nick Hirsch.  

‘Nexus’ explores a completely different side of Virgil’s ability, as a writer & keyboard player – ‘in his own right’. His talents were multi-diverse, so sitting at a keyboard & computer or in the middle of his drum kit, at all his regular DJ-ing gigs or on the radio, he always gave his best.

We hope that the music just completed will stand as a fitting tribute to his life and legacy.”

– Steve Howe – 

“The sudden passing of Virgil Howe deeply shocked the entire InsideOutMusic team as it happened just a few hours after he had approved the first press release about ‘Nexus’. It was supposed to be a new beginning for an exciting musical collaboration, but now it has become one of the saddest albums we have ever worked on. We left the decision over the release of ‘Nexus’ up to Steve and respect his wish to continue as originally discussed. Being fathers, too, we can only guess how hard it must be to deal with such a loss and we sincerely hope you will all enjoy ‘Nexus’ despite the circumstances under which it is coming out. Our thoughts are with the Howe family during this difficult time.”

– Thomas Waber (Label manager/A&R International) & Stefan Franke (Product Manager) – 

From first hitting the keys of his father’s Moog synthesizer at the age of four to playing in front of 200,000 people behind the drum kit for FSOL’s Amorphous Androgynous, Virgil leaves behind a prolific output that covered a wide range of genres from electronica to psychedelic sounds, from rock to synth and beyond. With his band Little Barrie he also was part of the score for the AMC TV series ‘Better Call Saul’. 

On ‘Nexus’, Steve handled acoustic, electric & steel guitars whereas Virgil took care of bass, drums and all keys. The results are beautiful, diverse compositions varying between neoclassical elements, dreamy jazz, straight forward grooves, and cinematic, spacey themes. ‘Nexus’ is an instrumental album that impresses with its feeling and moods and unites two musician’s individual biographies and styles as a fascinating whole.

  1. Nexus (04:57)
    2. Hidden Planet (03:27)
    3. Leaving Aurura (03:40)
    4. Nick’s Star (03:41)
    5. Night Hawk (03:35)
    6. Moon Rising (03:31)
    7. Passing Titan (04:06)
    8. Dawn Mission (05:07)
    9. Astral Plane (03:37)
    10. Infinite Space (02:08)
    11. Freefall (02:09)


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Pain of Salvation – Vinyl releases out NOW; More shows announced!

While currently playing a strong of Scandinavian shows, Sweden’s prog innovators Pain of Salvation can announce that their classic early albums “Entropia” (1997), “One Hour By The Concrete Lake” (1998) and “Scarsick” (2007) are available NOW for the very first time ever on vinyl via InsideOutMusic.

All three albums are available as Gatefold 2LP sets (+ CD as bonus) on 180gr. vinyl and including their corresponding bonus tracks from the respective recording sessions. Here is an overview of the tracklistings as well as the various vinyl colour versions and the corresponding limitation for each of the releases & purchase links:

Pain of Salvation – “Entropia” 2LP (70:09) / Tracklisting:

Side A:
1. ! (Foreword) (06:11)
2. Welcome To Entropia (01:22)
3. Winning A War (06:32)

Side B:
1. People Passing By (09:07)
2. Oblivion Ocean (04:43)
3. Stress (05:01)

Side C:
1. Revival (07:39)
2. Void Of Her (01:46)
3. To The End  (04:57)
4. Never Learn To Fly (05:13) * Bonus Track

Side D:
1. Circles (00:55)
2. Nightmist  (06:49)
3. Plains Of Dawn (07:23)
4. Leaving Entropia (Epilogue) (02:31)

Bonus CD: Same 14 Tracks (70:12)

Available versions:
Black 2LP+CD
Transparent sun yellow 2LP+CD (IOM Webshop): 100x copies
Transparent red 2LP+CD (CM Distro): 200x copies
White 2LP+CD (Band Shop): 100x copies

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Pain of Salvation – “One Hour By The Concrete Lake” 2LP (74:47) / Tracklisting:

Side A:
1. Spirit Of The Land (00:43)
2. Inside (06:12)
3. The Big Machine (04:21)
4. New Year’s Eve (05:37)

Side B:
1. Handful Of Nothing (05:39)
2. Water (05:05)
3. Home (05:44)
4. Black Hills (06:32)

Side C:
1. Pilgrim (03:17)
2. Shore Serenity (03:14)
3. Inside Out (06:37)

Side D:
1. Beyond The Mirror (08:26) * Bonus Track
2. Timeweaver’s Tale (06:21) * Bonus Track

Bonus CD: Same 13 tracks (74:53)

Available versions:
Black 2LP+CD
Transparent orange 2LP+CD (IOM Webshop): 100x copies
Golden 2LP+CD (CM Distro): 200x copies
White 2LP+CD (Band Shop): 100x copies

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Pain of Salvation – “Scarsick” 2LP (67:47) / Tracklisting:

Side A:
1. Scarsick (07:08)
2. Spitfall (07:17)

Side B:
1. Cribcaged (05:56)
2. America (05:04)
3. Disco Queen (08:22)

Side C:
1. Kingdom Of Loss (06:41)
2. Mrs Modern Mother Mary (04:14)
3. Idiocracy (07:04)

Side D:
1. Flame To The Moth (05:58)
2. Enter Rain (10:03)

Bonus CD: Same 10 tracks (67:54)

Available versions:
Black 2LP+CD
Dark green 2LP+CD (IOM Webshop): 100x copies
Transparent magenta 2LP+CD (CM Distro): 200x copies
White 2LP+CD (Band Shop): 100x copies

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Here is a list of next live-shows for Pain of Salvation, with newest additions marked *:

Pain of Salvation – Live:
12.11.2017 Gothenburg (Sweden) – Sticky Fingers
13.11.2017 Oslo (Norway) – John Dee
15.11.2017 Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi
16.11.2017 Tampere (Finland) – Klubi
17.01.2017 Tel Aviv (Israel) – Havana Club *
01.02.2018 Rio De Janeiro (Brazil) – Teatro Rival
02.02.2018 Belo Horizonte (Brazil) – Granfinos
03.02.2018 Limeira (Brazil) – Montanha Bar
04.02.2018 Sao Paulo (Brazil) – Carioca Club
06.02.2018 Buenos Aires (Argentina) – Roxy Live
08.02.2018 Santiago (Chile) – Blondie *
29.-30.06.2018 Barcelona (Spain) – Be Prog! My Friend Festival
08.09.2018 Balve / Balver Höhle (Germany) – German Kultrock Festival
More dates to be announced soon…

Previously this year and after the first string of touring for the group’s latest studio album “In The Passing Light Of Day”, Pain of Salvation announced the return of former guitarist Johan Hallgren to the group’s ranks.

“In The Passing Light Of Day” is still available in various versions from IOM here:

The album’s first two singles / videos can be checked out here:

The album entered the official sales charts of various countries upon release as follows: Germany: # 28, France: # 70, The Netherlands: # 86, Italy: # 56, Switzerland: # 28, Belgium (Flemish charts): # 82, Belgium (Wallonian charts): # 79, Sweden (Physical album charts): # 42, Sweden (Hardrock album charts): # 20, USA (Billboard Heatseekers Chart): # 9.

Pain of Salvation line-up:
Daniel Gildenlöw – vocals, guitars
Johan Hallgren – guitars, backing vocals
Gustaf Hielm – bass, backing vocals
Daniel D2 Karlsson – keyboards, backing vocals
Léo Margarit – drums, backing vocals

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On October 20th Anneke van Giersbergen’s new progressive metal band VUUR released their much-anticipated debut album, ‘In This Moment We Are Free – Cities’. The album entered the Dutch Album Top 100 at number 2, Van Giersbergen’s highest-ever chart position.
While currently on tour in Europe as main support to Epica, the band just added a string of headlining tour dates for February 2018.

Anneke comments:
“We are currently on tour with Epica and we are very grateful they provide the opportunity to play large venues straight after the release of our debut album, but we’re equally excited to return to Europe in February 2018 to play these headline shows! The setlist will include most tracks form the VUUR album and my favourites from my heavy back catalogue.”

Anneke van Giersbergen’s VUUR – UK & European Tour 2018

Feb 06, 2018 – The Wardrobe, Leeds UK
Feb 07, 2018 – O2 ABC2, Glasgow UK
Feb 08, 2018 – Cluny, Newcastle UK
Feb 09, 2018 – Factory, Manchester UK
Feb 10, 2018 –  Asylum, Birmingham UK
Feb 12, 2018 – Rockpalast, Bochum DE
Feb 13, 2018 Marx, Hamburg DE
Feb 14, 2018 – Lido, Berlin DE
Feb 16, 2018 – Nová Chmelnice, Prague CZ
Feb 17, 2018 – Zaczek, Kraków PL
Feb 18, 2018 – A38 Hajó, Budapest HU
Feb 20, 2018 – Backstage Club, Munich DE
Feb 21, 2018 – ClubCANN, Stuttgart DE
Feb 22, 2018 – Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg DE
Feb 24, 2018 – Magazzini Generali, Milan IT
Feb 25, 2018 – MiniZ7, Pratteln CH

Watch the video for ‘My Champion – Berlin’ here:
Listen to the track ‘Freedom – Rio’ here: 
Listen to the track ‘Days Go By – London’ here: 
An album preview, including snippets of all songs is available here: 

VUUR’s full length debut was produced by Joost van den Broek, who was also involved in the writing process. Other co-writing partners are Mark Holcomb (Periphery), Esa Holopainen (Amorphis), Daniel Cardoso (Anathema), and both of VUUR’s guitar players wrote a song as well. 

‘In This Moment We Are Free – Cities’ tracklist:
01. My Champion – Berlin
02. Time – Rotterdam
03. The Martyr And The Saint – Beirut
04. The Fire – San Francisco
05. Freedom – Rio
06. Days Go By – London
07. Sail Away – Santiago
08. Valley Of Diamonds – Mexico City
09. Your Glorious Light Will Shine – Helsinki
10. Save Me – Istanbul
11. Reunite! – Paris
The band will team up with Scar Symmetry for a short co-headline tour in December. Opening act for these exclusive shows will be My Propane.

Dec 07, 2017 – Le Trabendo, Paris FR
Dec 08, 2017 – Biebob, Vosselaar BE
Dec 09, 2017 – The Dome, London UK
Dec 10, 2017 – Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht NL

VUUR are:
Anneke van Giersbergen (ex-The Gathering) – vocals
Ed Warby (Hail of Bullets, Ayreon, ex-Gorefest) – drums
Jord Otto (My Propane, ex-ReVamp) – guitars Ferry Duijsens – guitars
Johan van Stratum (Stream of Passion) – bass

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On 26th January 2018, Inside Out Music release Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham, the new live release from guitar legend Steve HackettWuthering Nights was filmed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall during Hackett’s recent, critically-acclaimed Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour.  Available as Special Edition 2DVD + 2CD Digipak, Blu-Ray, Digital album and Blu-Ray in stereo & surround sound, this is a must-have for any prog fan.
This tour marked the 40th anniversary of Wind & Wuthering, Hackett’s last album with Genesis which reached number 7 in the UK album chart.  To celebrate Steve and his band played 5 of the best-loved tracks from this iconic album:  Eleventh Earl Of Mar, One For The Vine, Blood On The Rooftops, …In That Quiet Earth and Afterglow.
Other fan favourites from Hackett’s Genesis days were ‘revisited’: Dance On A Volcano, Inside & Out, Firth Of Fifth, The Musical Box and the classic Los Endos.  This mesmerising show marks the first ever live performance by Hackett & his band of the tracks One for the Vine and Inside & Out, and also includes many of Hackett’s solo fan-favourites as well as material from his latest studio album The Night Siren.
Steve recalls the Birmingham performance… “I’m excited about imminent release of ‘Wuthering Nights’. It felt special to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Wind & Wuthering, the Genesis album I had the most songwriting involvement with and a favourite among many fans. Songs like One for the Vine, Eleventh Earl of Mar and Blood on the Rooftops come across powerfully on this release, which also features other Genesis and solo Hackett favourites along with songs from my latest album The Night Siren… Sit back and enjoy!”
The band are: Roger King (keyboards), Gary O’Toole (drums/percussion), Rob Townsend (saxes/flutes), Nick Beggs (bass, stick & twelve string) and Nad Sylvan on vocals plus special guests John Hackett and Amanda Lehmann.
The DVD / Blu-Ray also includes fascinating behind the scenes footage, most of which was filmed on the day in Birmingham. There are also three videos for tracks from The Night Siren: Behind the Smoke, Fifty Miles from the North Pole and West to East.
About Steve Hackett
Steve Hackett is renowned as an immensely talented and innovative rock musician. He was lead guitarist with Genesis as part of their classic line up with Gabriel, Collins, Banks and Rutherford, who produced several of the band’s most acclaimed albums including Selling England by the Pound (a favourite of John Lennon) and The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway. With Steve’s extraordinary versatility in both his electric guitar playing and his composing, he involves influences from many genres, including Jazz, World Music and Blues. He is equally adept in his classical albums that include renditions of pieces by composers from Bach to Satie, his own acoustic guitar compositions that have gained the admiration of many, including Yehudi Menuhin, and ambitious guitar/orchestra albums such as A Midsummer Night’s Dream, recorded with the Royal Philharmonic.


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New InsideOut signing, LA’s Perfect Beings, introduce the first piece of music from their forthcoming Vier album, due out January 19th, 2018. Since the recording, Perfect Beings have added new drummer Sean Reinert (Cynic, Death, Gordian Knot) to the band’s founding core of Ryan Hurtgen (vocals, piano), Johannes Luley (guitar, bass, production), and Jesse Nason (keyboards).

Click on the link directly below to hear a snippet of “A New Pyramid”, the first part of Vier’s opening track “Guedra”:

Johannes Luley had this to say about the song:
“We are excited to share with you the opening salvo of our new album Vier, our most ambitious and adventurous work to date. Get ready for one hell of a ride.”

You can find the full track-listing for the album, which is split into 4 distinct compositions below:

Guedra – 18:23  

  1. A New Pyramid
  2. The Blue Lake of Understanding
  3. Patience
  4. Enter the Center

The Golden Arc – 16:47

  1. The Persimmon Tree
  2. Turn the World Off
  3. America
  4. For a Pound of Flesh

Vibrational – 18:17

  1. The System and Beyond
  2. Mysteries, Not Answers
  3. Altars of the Gods
  4. Everywhere at Once
  5. Insomnia

Anunnaki – 18:42

  1. Lord Wind
  2. Patterns of Light
  3. A Compromise
  4. Hissing the Wave of the Dragon
  5. Everything’s Falling Apart

About the band:
Singer Ryan Hurtgen originally met Johannes Luley as a client in Luley’s Los Angeles-based recording studio, My Sonic Temple. Luley, who was instantly impressed with his personality, song-crafting skills, and voice, asked Hurtgen to join him on a new project. This new group was going to continue the path Luley’s former band Moth Vellum had set out on. The two became fast friends and soon put together a full band which would also include founding member Jesse Nason on keyboards. After releasing Perfect Beings (2014) and II  (2015) to critical acclaim, a few personnel changes occurred that left the band without a rhythm section. The guys decided they wouldn’t be deterred, even by such a major setback. Instead, they hired Minneapolis transplant Ben Levin to play the drums on their next album, with Luley taking over the bass spot in addition to playing guitars. The result is the exhilarating double album, Vier. As the group got closer to completing the record, they approached InsideOut, whose label chief Thomas Waber had shown interest a couple of years earlier. The parties agreed to join forces and release the record in early 2018. Levin dropped out and progressive rock drumming phenom Sean Reinert joined the band to add even more life force to an already powerful and highly skilled group. The band can be seen in its current lineup at ROSfest 2018, early May in Gettysburg, PA.

Perfect Beings are:
Ryan Hurtgen – vocals; piano
Johannes Luley – guitars; bass
Jesse Nason – keyboards
Sean Reinert – drums; percussion 

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