avant-prog

Gong announces November 2020 UK Headlining Tour

Having spent the last few years touring the world, including dates in Japan with psych legend Steve Hillage, multiple headline European tours and festivals, America’s Cruise to the Edge festival, a South America headline tour and a headline performance at Tomorrow Festival in China, the band have won the hearts of both traditional and modern Gong fanbases. During this live journey, Gong have delved further into the truly psychedelic, exploratory and mind-expanding side of the music.

The Oneira to release new studio album “Injection” on March 13th 2020

Progressive rock act The Oneira unveils the first single “Still Free to Choose” taken from the upcoming new album “Injection”, coming out on March 13th, 2020, via Rockshots Records.

“Still Free to Choose” is available as digital single on Spotify and iTunes, paired with an official video, which can be seen below.

Dream Theater launch official animation video for “At Wit’s End”

Dream Theater twice Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans, are set to begin the South American leg of their “Distance Over Time Tour - Celebrating 20 Years Of Scenes From A Memory” this week.

To celebrate, the video for the track “At Wit’s End” has been launched, taken from the CD/Blu-Ray edition of their latest album “Distance Over Time”.
 

Leprous - Pitfalls

Leprous have become for a lot of fans a focal point in the prog genre, in some cases eliciting fanatical responses, both positive and as of late even negative. Not being a fanatical fan of a lot of popular bands and able to appreciate or sour up at will, about different releases has been quite liberating, as a musical work can either fit one’s criteria or even help expand their tastes, but becoming a fanatic usually takes away perspective and I feel that’s happened a lot to the Leprous fandom.
 

Ray Alder - What the Water Wants

Ray Alder has been with Fates Warning for a while now, but as some extracurricular activities has made Jim Matheos work with former Fates vocalist John Arch for example. Alder has likewise allowed himself to be involved quite a bit with Redemption, as well as drop a couple of not so well received engine albums around the turn of the millennium. 2019 sees the release of his first “solo” album all the while Matheos seems to be involved with the second Arch/Matheos album and Fates on some downtime.

HRH celebrates HRH Prog X in October 2020 with a huge line-up

HRH Prog Festival entered another new Chapter - HRH Prog 9 is just around the corner this March using the Reading/Leeds styled format with the 02 Academy Sheffield, as well as London’s iconic Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the same weekend, which are now virtually sold out.

The exciting news is, the Tenth Anniversary Voyage of HRH Prog is just about to launch to repeat the format next October with a spectacular line up.

Flying Colors premiere music video for new single “The Loss Inside”

Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group and Flying Colors have presented an official music video for “The Loss Inside” in front of the band’s upcoming global release of “Third Degree” on October 4th.

Singer Casey McPherson shares: “We all go through loss, and the grieving process often comes in waves, I love how musically and lyrically this song represents that process for me”.