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King Crimson announces Summer & Autumn 2019 World Tour in Celebration of 50 Years

In celebration of 50 years, King Crimson announces 50 Concerts for 2019.

The current eight musician line-up will perform 50 concerts across three continents as part of their 2019 Celebration tour.

Dates confirmed so far, are as follows

World Tour Dates 2019:
JUN 10, 2019 - HAUS AUENSEE, Leipzig
JUN 12, 2019 - JAHRHUNDERTHALLE, Frankfurt
JUN 13, 2019 - JAHRHUNDERTHALLE, Frankfurt
JUN 15, 2019 - LIEDERHALLE, Stuttgart
JUN 16, 2019 - LIEDERHALLE, Stuttgart

King Crimson announces June 2019 exclusive UK Shows celebrating 50 years

As part of a series of events and releases for their 50th anniversary, King Crimson’s 2019 tour will include special concerts across three continents, including both festivals and headline shows.

Since the band’s return to live performance in 2014, with critically acclaimed sell-out shows all over the world including two defining shows at the Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, previously home to Pink Floyd, the audience has been reinvented, as much as the band itself.

“In Pompeii, a large percentage of the audience was young couples; KC moved into the mainstream in Italy. I walked onstage knowing that this band’s position in the world has changed level”, says Robert Fripp.

King Crimson to release “Meltdown in Mexico” on September 28th 2018

This 3CD/1Blu-Ray set features over three and a half hours of material performed during King Crimson's five night residency at Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City in July 2017 plus audio extras.

The Blu-ray contains over two hours of multi-camera HD recorded footage, audio soundtrack in 24/48 LPCM, hi-res stereo and 5.1 DTS HD-MA (with 'picture off' mode allowing the music to be heard independently in lossless audio).

Nosound to release new studio album “Allow Yourself” on September 21st 2018

Nosound’s 2018 studio album “Allow Yourself” finds the band in a new space once more having grown alongside their evolving and borderless label Kscope.

The new material is a stripping back of what has come before, and its inspirations are in a different field altogether, based on founder and songwriter Giancarlo Erra’s own shifting interests.

“Time has arrived for a radical change towards an alternative and electronic direction, being the music I have enjoyed the most in recent years”.

3.2 to release debut album “The Rules Have Changed” on August 10th 2018

Singer/multi-instrumentalist/producer Robert Berry’s new album, “The Rules Have Changed”, will be released under the name 3.2 on Frontiers Music srl on August 10th, 2018.

The full-length album will feature musical contributions by the late Keith Emerson, whom Berry was a bandmate with in the band 3. This is the last musical project in which Emerson was involved prior to his untimely passing in 2016.

A preview of the album, the track, “Somebody’s Watching” has been released today. It is available on all streaming services as well as an instant download with digital pre-orders. Listen to the new track below.

Laura Meade to release debut full-length studio album “Remedium” on May 18th 2018

IZZ vocalist, Laura Meade's debut full-length studio album, “Remedium”, is scheduled for release on May 18th, 2018.

Meade's background in musical theatre helps define her unique approach as a lyricist and musician. “Remedium” combines Meade's love of art rock with the emotion of musical theatre. In addition to being a vocalist for the progressive rock band IZZ, her career includes performances around the world with many different artists and on a multitude of stages.

Lunatic Soul unveils first single “Untamed”

Lunatic Soul is Mariusz Duda, the talented creator, singer and multi-instrumentalist behind some of the finest and most captivating progressive music coming from Europe, including his output on UK label Kscope and with Poland’s shooting stars Riverside.

Duda is now releasing his sixth studio album, the companion to 2017’s “Fractured” and the pinnacle of the first decade of Lunatic Soul.

Under the Fragmented Sky” takes its name from the lyrics of the 12-minute epic “A Thousand Shards of Heaven” from “Fractured”, and marks the 10th anniversary of Lunatic Soul.

Lunatic Soul to release new studio album “Under the Fragmented Sky” on May 25th 2018

Lunatic Soul is Mariusz Duda, the talented creator, singer and multi-instrumentalist behind some of the finest and most captivating progressive music coming from Europe, including his output on UK label Kscope and with Poland’s shooting stars Riverside.

Under the Fragmented Sky” is Duda's sixth studio album as Lunatic Soul and follows the acclaimed “Fractured” (both were recorded at the same time whilst Mariusz was facing tragic events in his personal life).

“Under the Fragmented Sky” will be released on May 25th, 2018, via Kscope.

Bent Knee announces March 2018 European Tour

Bent Knee released their latest album “Land Animal” last year, to much critical acclaim, and now they are pleased to announce European tour dates.

You can find the full list below.

European Tour Dates 2018:
2nd March - Cultuurpodium Boerderij, Zotermeer, Netherlands
6th March – Bergkeller, Reichenbach, Germany
7th March – Das Rind, Rüsselsheim, Germany
9th March – Moods, Zürich, Switzerland
10th March – La Casa di Alex, Milan, Italy

Get tickets here.

Rausch to release new studio album “Book II” on February 2nd 2018

Rausch, adventurous piano-driven rock outfit from Philadelphia, PA, will release their long-awaited sophomore studio effort “Book II” on February 2nd, 2018.

The record - mixed by Rich Mouser (Chris Cornell, Dream Theater, Weezer), with additional production by David Ivory (The Roots, Halestorm) - comprises 9 diverse-yet-cohesive tracks, ranging from emotionally charged anthems (“Greener Grass”, “Swansong”) to deeper works of more epic proportions (“Drain”, “The End”).
 
The video for leadoff single “Greener Grass” can be watched below.