atmospheric prog rock

Soen unveil music video for new single “Martyrs”

Swedish progressive metal unit Soen is pleased to unveil their new video for “Martyrs”. The tune comes by way of the band’s forthcoming studio album “Lotus”.

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.
 

The Room signs with White Star Records and releases music video for new single “Broken”

Hailing from the Southeast of the United Kingdom, melodic yet progressive rock act The Room are thrilled to announce their signing to White Star Records, the label owned and operated by Chris Hillman and John Mitchell.

This announcement comes shortly after White Star Records added London prog rock outfit Quantum Pig to their growing roster of artists. Both bands now join a label that currently houses the likes of Voices From The Fuselage, Kepler Ten and The Paradox Twin.
 
White Star Records’ Chris Hillman details the journey leading toward this signing event:

Riverside announces Spring & Summer 2019 European and North American Tour

Having just completed a first and highly successful European touring run in support of their seventh and much acclaimed studio album “Wasteland”, Polish Rock masters Riverside are now announcing next touring runs for Europe and North America, as well as some festival appearances for 2019 as follows.

European Tour Dates 2019:
06.03. Prague (Czech Republic) - Palac Akropolis
07.03. Bratislava (Slovakia) - Majestic
09.03. Budapest (Hungary) - A38
10.03. Bucharest (Romania) - Quantic Club / Soundart Festival
12.03. Sofia (Bulgaria) - City Stage
13.03. Belgrade (Serbia) - Dom Omladine
14.03. Ljubljana (Slovenia) - Kino Šiška

The Windmill

Hi Erik, I’m glad to have you again on Grande Rock. “Tribus”, is an exceptional prog rock album! It has made it to the GR list with the Best Albums of 2018 again!
 
E: Oh, wow thank you very much!
 
 
Well, why did you take you 5 years to release a new album? What happened in the meantime?
 

The Windmill - Tribus

I had been looking forward to The Windmill’s new album for some time now, but the years were passing by and nothing was happening. They finally released “Tribus” 5 years after the exceptional “The Continuation”, and they proved once more that it’s better to “speak” when you have something to say than do it with no reason.
 

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.