atmospheric prog rock

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.

Astronoid to release new self-titled album on February 1st 2019

Astronoid, the Boston-based outfit who cemented themselves as one of heavy music’s most promising new bands with the 2016 album “Air”, release their sophomore full-length, “Astronoid”, on February 1st, 2019, via Blood Music.

The band is giving fans an early preview of the eagerly-awaited new album with a video for “I Dream in Lines”, below.

Althea to release new studio album “The Art of Trees” on January 8th 2019

When guitarist Dario Bortot teamed up with bassist Fabrizio Zilio in 1998 to form Althea, the two initiators clearly envisioned a very special prog rock/metal project, which should have its own unique sound. And deviating from the standards it should be.

Immediately the two Milanese brought Marco Zambardi to the keyboard. Various demo tapes were produced, accompanied by the first live shows, which subsequently extended to many stages in Northern Italy.

Thumpermonkey releases stunning new video for “Tempe Terra”

London alt-rock quartet Thumpermonkey have unveiled their latest video “Tempe Terra”, taken from their phenomenal new album “Make Me Young, etc.”, which was released via Rockosmos on October 26th, 2018.

Watch “Tempe Terra” below.

“Make Me Young, etc.” is a concept record that counts down to the end of the world, and “Tempe Terra” is its grand finale.

Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly release animated video for “They Fade”

Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly recently released “Friendship”, their brand new studio album, following the release of 2017’s “On Her Journey to the Sun”, as well as 2018’s retrospective 5CD collection “Rumbling Box”.

Now Rikard is pleased to reveal a brand new animated video for the track “They Fade”, which you can watch now below.

Soen streams new track “Rival”

Lotus” is the forthcoming new studio album from Sweden-based progressive metal collective, Soen.

Set for release via Silver Lining Music on February 1st, 2019, the nine songs comprising “Lotus” are intoxicating, addictive aural therapies, questioning much of today's darkness while juxtaposing them with moments of great escape and hope.

Listen to the first single, “Rival”, below.

Marc Durkee to release new studio album “Remain in Stasis” on January 18th 2019

When an artist uses his own name to present his music to the world, he is being truly fearless, with no identity to hide behind but his own.

This is as it should be, no great art was ever produced without great bravery, and Nova Scotia’s Marc Durkee is an artist unafraid to dig deep into both his own personal suffering, and the world around him for inspiration.

Inspired by Katatonia, Tesseract, Anathema, Devin Townsend, Coheed & Cambria, Durkee describes his music as “a blend of progressive, metal/rock, doom metal, post-hardcore, and post-rock”.

Plenty - It Could Be Home

Plenty was formed back in 1986. The founding members were Tim Bowness (No-Man, solo, etc.), Brian Hulse and David K Jones. Three cassette releases appeared between 1987 and 1988, and it was in 1990 when the band took a big hiatus till 2017, when Tim, Brian and David started re-recording the band’s 80s catalogue of 16 tracks, plus a new one, so as to complete their debut official release.
 
Hence, 30+ years later, they guys managed to release “It Could Be Home”, a full-length debut album made in the 80s and put out in the late 10s. Another “strange” music story, which remind us of the “never say never” quote.
 

Soen to release new studio album “Lotus” on February 1st 2019

On February 1st, 2019, Swedish-based progressive metal group, Soen, will release their fourth album, “Lotus”, via Silver Lining Music with preorders available on November 16th.
 
Having spent the last six months digging deep into the muddy depths of their emotions, the nine songs comprising Soen’s “Lotus” are intoxicating, addictive aural therapies, questioning much of today’s darkness while juxtaposing them with moments of great escape and hope.
 

Toska release new music video for “Abomasum”

Brighton UK progressive trio Toska have released new video for “Abomasum”, taken from their highly anticipated debut album “Fire by the Silos” released on November 2nd.

Already clocking up 24k views since its release on Saturday, check out the “Abomasum” video, below.

This week band embark on their raplidly selling-out headline tour across the UK and Europe with Hypophora in support.

UK & European Tour Dates 2018:
06-Nov  Manchester, Satan's Hollow (sold out)