The Prog Mill – Nigel’s Proggy Vaults Special – featuring 60’s and 70’s progressive rock chosen by our proggy vaults correspondent Nigel Cliff, first broadcast on Progzilla Radio on Sunday 30th June, is now also available to listen to anytime or download as a mp3 file.

Your Proggy Vaults Playlist

1 Alquin – Convicts of the Air (Mountain Queen 1973)
2 The Velvet Underground – Venus in Furs (The Velvet Underground 1967)
3 Faust – Picnic on a Frozen River (Faust IV 1973)
4 The Nice – Hang on to a Dream (Nice 1969)
5 Genesis – Looking for Someone (Trespass 1970)
6 Camel – Stationary Traveller (The Snow Goose 1975)
7 Babe Ruth – Black Dog (First Base 1973)
8 Aphrodites Child – The Four Horsemen (666 1971)
9 Kansas – Apercu (Kansas 1974)
10 Manfred Mann’s Earth Band – Cloudy Eyes (Messin’ 1973)
11 Steve Hillage – Om Nana Shivaya (L 1976)
12 Strawbs – New World (Grave New World 1972)
13 Rick Wakeman – Anne of Cleves (The Six Wives of Henry VIII 1973)
14 Caravan – In The Land of Grey and Pink (title 1971)
15 Machiavel – Johan’s Brother Told Me (Machiavel – The Early Years 1976)
16 Celeste – Principe Di Un Giorno (Celeste 1976)
17 Mogul Thrash – Elegy (Mogul Thrash 1971)

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InsideOutMusic artists The Flower Kings & Kayak will join forces for a European tour in December 2019, in support of The Flower King’s forthcoming new album and Kayak’s most recent studio record ‘Seventeen’.

Roine Stolt of The Flower Kings comments: “We’re happy to go on tour in Europe again in December – We will present The Flower Kings music from the early days – concert favourites – plus some brand new music – that is along the lines of the early music of the band – symphonic rock. We’re happy to bring our friends in KAYAK along for this proggy double bill – it will be a monumental meltdown of melodic prog – not to be missed.

Kayak’s Ton Scherpenzeel adds: “We can’t wait to go on tour with the Flower Kings in December. For Kayak that will be a great way to end the year, a chance to meet new fans and it also serves as an inspiration for making the next album.

The two bands will perform 12 dates across 6 countries, and you find the full list of shows below, tickets on sale now:

1st December – Bahnhof St. Pauli, Hamburg, Germany
2nd December – Musikzentrum, Hannover, Germany
3rd December – OK Andaluzia, Piekary Slaskie, Poland
4th December – Klub U Bazyla, Poznan, Poland
6th December – Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, Netherlands
7th December – De Boergerij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
8th December – Scala, London, UK
9th December – Piano, Dortmund, Germany
10th December – Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany
11th December – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
12th December – Brewhouse, Gothernburg, Sweden
14th December – Kraken, Stockholm, Sweden

As mentioned, The Flower Kings are currently putting the finishing touches on their forthcoming studio album which is due to be released later this year. This run of shows follows a successful tour in celebration of InsideOutMusic’s 25th anniversary in late 2018 alongside label-mates Spock’s Beard, as well as select shows in 2019 including Midsummer Prog Festival last month.

In 2018, Dutch progressive rockers Kayak released their new album ‘Seventeen’, reaching number 6 in the album charts in the Netherlands. The band, led by founding keyboardist & composer Ton Scherpenzeel in 1972, have been touring frequently since the release to much acclaim.


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They announced in march via Facebook that they were in the process of writing. I got direct word from a band member on reddit that they have just about finished writing and they have planned to begin recording next weekend. He also said it was set for a release date somewhere in early 2020.

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Spock’s Beard – June

Neal Morse Band – Overture (live)

Thank You Scientist – Shatner’s Lament

Pattern-Seeking Animals – No Burden Left To Carry

Neal Morse Band – Author of Confusion (live)

Starcastle – To The Fire Wind

Whiteside’s Daughter – Death by Hibachi

Bent Knee – Catch Light

Metaphysical Animation – Empyreal Souls

Raze the Maze – A Riot Is A Storm

a Light Sleeper – Blankly Stated Spaces

Thank You Scientist – Swarm (8-Bit, excerpt)

Thank You Scientist – Chromolgy

Thank You Scientist – Birdwatching

Moon Letters – Sunset of Man 

Leah – Edge of Your Sword (excerpt)

Nathan Whitehead – The Broken Road (excerpt)

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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 first single taken from the album, and you can listen to the track ‘Everspring’ here:

The band comments: “This is the first song on our debut album; it’s a banger! Smacks you in the face like a sexy waltz steeped in heated blues; unbridled in the chaos and birth of life.

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

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.

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

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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 band will release their self-titled debut album in a weeks time on July 5th, 2019.

Today sees the launch of a brand new track titled ‘The Same Mistakes Again’, and you can listen to it now here:

John Boegehold comments: “The story of a man who messed up a relationship determined to learn from history or be condemned to hear that George Santayana quote repeated to him for eternity.

They recently lanched a play-through video courtesy of Ted Leonard for their last single ‘No One Ever Died and Made Me King’. Watch it here:

Watch the official video for ‘No One Ever Died and Made Me King’ here:

Listen to the previously released track ‘No Burden Left To Carry Here’:

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. Pre-order now here:

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.



This week’s Prog-Watch is another edition of EPIX! Just five tunes will carry us through our time together and I’ll play one from each decade of our favorite genre. Tune in to hear great music from Twelfth Night, Rocket Scientists, Genesis, Karfagen, and IQ!


626: Epix, Vol. 5


Celebrate not throwing tea in the harbour with the Sounds That Can Be Made Canada Day special on Progzilla Radio this Monday at 8.30pm (UK time) – 3.30pm in Ottawa.
We’ll be devoting the entire show to music from the Great White North featuring artists like Rush, Saga, Mystery, Devin Townsend, Harmonium, Triumph, Voïvod, Max Webster, Karcius, Hillward, FM, Blood Ceremony, Cirkus, Intervals, Miriodor, The Tea Party and Godspeed You! Black Emperor…
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I don’t normally do any advertising for my weird little prog project, but I just released my ninth album (or if you prefer, toilet) called A Swarm of Dish Rags.

It always smells like beans in the yard when the mattresses escape. I have a backpack that doesn’t like salt. I’ve been wondering what kind of cells they make cell phones out of. Even though coupons from 1976 have long since expired, I cherish them like five-year old unopened bags of concrete.

It’s a name your price download on Bandcamp. You can of course stream as much as you can handle. If you want to download it, I encourage you to enter $0, so you can get it for free (seriously). If you feel you must give a dollar or so, please know I’ll just buy more CDs for my collection with it. Anyway, this is just a hobby and if you’ve seen the weird stuff I post in the Just for Fun section, this really isn’t very far from that. 

You can also listen to all the other crap I have made on my Bandcamp site, but I recommend taking a tranquilizer or having at least an empty and open clothes hamper nearby.

If you’re old school, an on-demand 2-disc CD-R is available on Amazon for $10. Sorry, I don’t have them manufactured as pressed CDs due to costs. It’s just a hobby after all and I don’t have the room to have 100 or more of these laying around the house. Besides, it scares the dust.

Enjoy or roll your eyes. Hopefully you won’t get diarrhea.

The PROG MILL LONG ONES SPECIAL (The 12th to be produced for Progzilla Radio- also edition 163 for Progzilla or 383 in total). Confusing eh! First broadcast om Sunday 23rd June, is now also available to stream anytime or download as a mp3 file. Just 5 epic tracks in 2 very proggy hours!

Here’s this week’s Playlist

1 35 Tapes – Mushrooms (Lost & Found)
2 The Far Meadow – Travelogue (Foreign Land)
3 Great Wide Nothing – The View from Olympus (Title track)
4 Brighteye Brison – The Magician Chronicles Pt ii (V)
5 The Emerald Dawn – The Child Within (Nocturne)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week ( – via the tune in radio app and on internet radios):

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

NEXT WEEK: It’s a Nigel’s Proggy Vaults Special. 2 hours of prog from the 60’s and 70’s. Before we return to normal in July.