Edition 157 of THE PROG MILL – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio on Sunday 12 May 2019, is now also available to listen to anytime or download. Two hours of stunning melodic and symphonic progressive rock.

Here’s This Week’s Playlist

The playlist for last night’s PROG MILL (edition 157 for Progzilla Radio and 377 in total) first broadcast Sunday 12 May, was:

1 RPWL – What I Really Need (Tales from Outer Space)
2 Introitus – Shadows (Shadows)
3 Ruplus – Still Alive (New Born Day)
4 Anamor – W Gore (Za Witrazem)
5 Arlon – The Odd Theatre (Mimetic Desires)
6 Circuline – Forbidden Planet (Counterpoint)
7 Eris Pluvia – Last Train to Atlana (Tales from Another Time)
8 Duir – The Drift (Sodden Dogs and Blind, Winged Horses)
9 IZZ – Don’t Panic (Don’t Panic)
10 PFM – Il Ritorno di Giuseppe (AD2010 La Buona Novella)
11 Rare Bird – Epic Forest (Epic Forest)
12 United Progressive Fraternity – Cruel Times (Planetary Overload – Part 1 – Loss)
13 Marillion – Fugazi (Fugazi)
14 The Sherbs – No Turning Back (The Skill)
You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in radio app and on internet radios):

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

Your melodic and symphonic progressive rock music suggestions for the show are very welcome. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill

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The Progmeister At Progzilla May 12th 2019

  1. Gold – Peter Bardens
  2. Impossible – C Duncan
  3. Yours Is No Disgrace – Yes
  4. At Wild End – Colin Bass
  5. Give It Away – Steve Hackett
  6. Interview with Tony Patterson  And Doug Melbourne
  7. Leave This Town – Tony Patterson  And Doug Melbourne
  8. The Ship – Level 42
  9. Fierce Fear Family – Eveline’s Dust
  10. Theodora in Green And Gold – Big Big Train
  11. Knockin On Heaven’s Door – Roger Waters
  12. Designer Crime – Zeelley Moon
  13. Riverman – Nick Drake
  14. The Patience Of A Saint – Electronic
  15. Breath Of Life – Florence And The Machine
  16. Tilt – Scott Walker
  17. Pantheon – Big Big Train
  18. No Ordinary World – Chasing The Monsoon

The Progmeister Theme (Theme to Miss Marple) Ron Goodwin

Asteroid – Pete Morgan



Broadcast   12th  May 2019

1.       Sperratus Barclay James Harvest
2.       Om Moody Blues
3.       White Russian Marillion
4.       Shake The Devil Tommy Bolin
5.       This Time Around/Owed To “G” Deep Purple
6.       I’ve Been Evil Necromandus
7.       Babe I’m Gonna Leave You Led Zeppelin
8.       New Christ Cardiac Hero Janis Ian
9.       Isis Bob Dylan
10.   Coming Down, Soft & Easy Shawn Phillips
11.   Mama Told Me Not To Come Three Dog Night
12.   Mother’s Little Helper The Rolling Stones
13.   Julia The Beatles
14.   Your Mama Don’t Dance Loggins & Messina
15.   Mama Genesis
16.   Mother Pink Floyd
17.   John Barleycorn Traffic
18.   Freedom For The Stallion Alvin Lee
19.   Had To Cry Today Blind Faith
20.   Older Klaatu
21.   Don’t Go Away Budgie
SLIDE INTO A SIDE; SKY – SKY 2 (side 4) SKY – SKY 2 (side 4)
22.   Vivaldi Sky
23.   Scipio Sky
24.   Toccata (Part I & Part II) Sky
25.   Loving You, Hating Me Soft Cell (Leeds/Tainted Love)
26.   Almost There Level 42
27.   The Ability To Swing Thomas Dolby
28.   Smashing Ray LaMontagne
29.   That Which I Have Lost George Harrison
30.   Pink Houses John CougarMellencamp
31.   On Saturday Afternoon in 1963 Rickie Lee Jones
32.   East Billy Paul
33.   If You Really Love Me Stevie Wonder
34.   Sing A Simple Song Sly & The Family Stone
35.   World In Changes Dave Mason
36.   Here They Come Ten Years After
37.   Nature’s Way Spirit
38.   Cowgirl In The Sand The Byrds
39.   Compared To What Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express
40.   Take 5 Dave Brubeck Quartet
41.   Always There Ronnie Laws
42.   Conquistador Maynard Ferguson
This news story was originally published here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=23721&IdCompany=8

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 recently signed to InsideOutMusic for the release of their self-titled debut album on July 5th, 2019.

Today they launch the first single from the album, and you can stream / download ‘No Burden Left To Carry’, as well as pre-order the self-titled album here:

Of the musical direction, Boegehold comments: “My goal was to produce music that’s progressive and intricate while keeping things immediate and melodic.  Whether a song is four minutes or ten minutes long, I didn’t want more than a few bars go by without some kind of instrumental or vocal hook.

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.

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 news story was originally published here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=23719&IdCompany=8

Nad Sylvan, vocalist with Steve Hackett, recently announced the release of his new solo album ‘The Regal Bastard’ on the 5th July 2019. His third album for InsideOutMusic, and his 5th overall, this record is the final part of the Vampirate trilogy that he began on 2015’s ‘Courting The Widow’.

Today he launches the first single from the album, and you can listen to ‘I Am The Sea’ here: https://youtu.be/5-p4YTwAjHU

Nad comments: “‘I Am The Sea’, the album opener (featuring Guthrie Govan on solo guitar) is a powerful song where the lyrics are a metaphor for me becoming a professional artist and giving up my day job. It’s a co-write with the very talented Anders Wollbeck, who once said  – it’s your own ‘Born To Run’!

Work on ‘The Regal Bastard’ began in August 2017, when the vocalist began to record.

What I tend to do is put down my ideas, and then send these to the proper musicians, who are then free to develop them in their own ways. I can then cherry pick from what they subsequently send me.
I have had to take a number of breaks, though, from working on this album, due to other commitments. So, it’s never been a case of me devoting all of my time to the project. But what this has done is allow me to return to it refreshed after time away, and able to take a different perspective on it all.” The record was finished over the last two-month period, with Nad working mammoth 15-20 hour days in order to complete it before his tour with Steve Hackett began. “The music to the title track was finished in early 2018, but the lyrics and the vocal delivery was all done in two days and finished on the same day I went to master the album. But it worked!

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’ will be released as a limited CD Digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks), Gatefold 2LP + CD & as digital album. Pre-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



This news story was originally published here: http://www.insideoutmusic.com/newsdetailed.aspx?IdNews=23717&IdCompany=8

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, the legendary Italian progressive rock band, today release their first new album in 25 years, titled ‘Transiberiana’ (Inside Out Music / Sony Music group). To celebrate, the band have launched a video for their most recent single L’imprevisto, and you can watch that here: https://youtu.be/M2yYTRYTyYk
Of the track, Vittorio Nocenzi commented:
At one point, the Siberian cold is so intense that the ice covers the entire track. So it becomes dangerous to move on, it could be derailed. And then the train stops, in the tundra desert. It’s cold and travelers start to be afraid. Lights can be seen outside, it could be a village. Then they start thinking about getting off the train to go and ask for help. The cold increases.
It is the metaphor of the unpredictable things that change in the course of our existence, fear before what we know is always the first weapon of defense. Instead the unexpected can also give us unexpected positive surprises, if only we were more willing to face diversity, the unusual: any unexpected can build new discoveries and new certainties if we face it with courage and determination.
The unexpected is just an opportunity to change. Don’t be afraid of the new road that opens up.
Among the sounds that characterize this track in particular the “slide guitar” of Filippo, expresses all the yearning for regret that are in the fear that travelers face in front of – nothing that has drowned our days.

Transiberiana’ is available as Limited Edition Mediabook CD with 44 page booklet, Gatefold 2LP + CD + LP Booklet, and as digital download. Order now here: https://BancodelMutuoSoccorso.lnk.to/Transiberiana

The album has been receiving fantastic reviews in the international press, and you can find a few of those below:
Each song offers a different mood and rich details, which you can discover one by one. Welcome back at the top!” – Eclipsed (Germany), 8/10
Italian prog for gourmets!” – Rocks (Germany), 8/10
An album which transcends language” – Prog (UK)

Watch the video for the previous track ‘L’assalto dei lupi’ here: https://youtu.be/7VFys4FI-FA
Listen to the previously released track ‘I ruderi del gulag’ here : https://youtu.be/iqul4IGkTv4

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

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

Banco del Mutuo Soccorso (which translates to “Bank of Mutual Relief”) were formed in Rome, Italy back in 1969. In 2019, ‘Transiberiana’ will prove that this style is very much intact and creative mastermind Vittorio Nocenzi promises an “autobiographical journey” lyrically, musically and in terms of concept. ‘Transiberiana’ is not only an impressive new album by Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, but also reflects upon a storied career and redefines what the group is all about.

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



Northern Star 9th May 2019

A Real Killer Of  A Show!

Theme Pallas – Northern Star

  1. Atomic Rooster – Death Walks Behind You!
  2. Thin Lizzy – Killer On The Loose
  3. Comus – Drip Drip
  4. No-man – Gothgirl Killer
  5. Damian Wilson & Adam Wakeman – Murder In a Small Town
  6. Jane’s Addiction – Ted, Just Admit It
  7. Dazzling Killmen – Bone Fragments
  8. Van Der Graaf Generator – Killer
  9. Mostly Autumn – Not Yours To Take
  10. Klaatu – Mr Manson
  11. Orphaned Land & Friends – Jeremy
  12. Beggars Opera – Jack The Ripper
  13. Manic Street Preachers – Archives Of Pain
  14. Project Pitchfork – Timekiller
  15. Talking Heads – Psychokiller
  16. Pallas – The Executioner
  17. FANTôMAS – Henry The Portait of a serial killer
  18. Iron maiden – Murders in The Rue Morgue
  19. Rick Miller – Serial Killer
  20. Nick Cave – Crow jane
  21. Tom Slatter – August and Whiteface
  22. Bloodrock – DOA
  23. Steven Wilson – Raider II

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Proving that prog isn't just for dinosaurs!

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 288 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition we heard the following music:

  • Alan Parsons – The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
  • Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso – I Ruderi Del Gulag
  • David Torn, Mick Karn, Terry Bozzio – Honey Sweating
  • Last Flight To Pluto – Supergirl
  • Aeon Zen – Warning
  • Grey Lady Down – Fallen
  • Lion Shepherd – Toxic
  • Lion Shepherd – The Kids Are Not All Right
  • Cyril – Get Up High
  • Disen Gage – Adventurers
  • Gong – You (Most Of Side 1)
  • Mad Fellaz – Sweet Silent Oblivion
  • Synergy – Classical Gas
  • Marillion – Forgotten Sons
  • Cardiacs – Tarred And Feathered
  • Professor Tip Top – Black Holes, Pt. 1
  • Professor Tip Top – An Akward Choice
  • Secret Saucer – Lift Off
  • The Wrong Object – Many Lives
  • The Wrong Object – Sleep Dirt
  • Yanni – Marching Season
  • Anathema – Fragile Dreams
  • Phil Collins – Take Me Home
  • Andy Tillison Multiplex – Andante (For Dorothy)

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Edition 193 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Titus Groan – Hall of Bright Carvings: Theme / In the Dusty High-Vaulted Hall / The Burning / Theme (from Titus Groan)
Beckett – Life’s Shadow (from Beckett)
England – Three Piece Suite (from Garden Shed)
Comus – Song To Comus (from First Utterance)
FM – Black Noise (from Black Noise)
Triumvirat – Illusions On A Double Dimple (from Illusions On A Double Dimple)
Imagine – Castles Of Sand (from Images, Clear Skies and Rainbows)
Gryphon – (Ein klein) Heldenleben (from Raindance)
Carmen – Fandangos In Space (from Fandangos In Space)
Medusa – The Change (from Calling You)
After The Fire – Dance of the Marionette (from Signs of Change)
Pluto – Road to Glory (from Pluto)
Tempest – We Can Flow (from Tempest)
Harmonium – Histoire Sans Paroles (from Si On Avait Besoin D’Une Cinquieme)

This week’s program features ALL NEW Variety, with great new stuff from Mansun, Big Big Train, Joost Maglev, Alan Parsons, Jon Anderson, The Far Meadow, Dream Theater, Lonely Robot, Devin Townsend & Cosmograf! Come along for the ride and catch up with some of the great new music that has recently been released!

619: ALL NEW Variety