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Giancarlo Erra to release debut solo album “Ends” on April 12th 2019

On his debut solo album “Ends”, Giancarlo Erra ably demonstrates a masterful gift for producing timelessly intimate and profoundly affecting music.

Comprising a suite of eight thematically linked instrumentals, “Ends” deploys sparse piano patterns, synth textures, eerily beautiful string quartet performances, and subtle electronic pulses to create a compelling whole that establishes Erra as a composer of rare sensitivity and singular purpose.

Tone Masseve to release new album “Amp L’étude” on September 12th 2018

The singing sustain of multiple razor edged electric guitars, the monster rock backbeat of Jethro Tull drummer Doane Perry and The Moonlight Sonata? Yes, This mash-up is the concept behind Tone Masseve’s album “Amp L’étude”. Classical pieces? Yes, but these are not the dry, conventional versions we've all heard before. The album vividly brings these compositions to life with a new and powerful sound.

Terry Bozzio announces Summer/Autumn 2018 North American Tour

Drum legend Terry Bozzio is known for his work with Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Korn, UK, Missing Persons, Mick Jagger, Robbie Robertson, Alan Holdsworth, Tony Levin, Steve Vai, Quincy Jones, Ken Scott, Metropole Orkest - as well as Film score composers Basil Poledouris, Mark Isham & Patrick O'Hearn.

He is a Grammy Winner, RockWalk Honoree, Modern Drummer Magazine's Hall of Fame Award, & is in Rolling Stone's Top 5 Drummers of All Time!

That Joe Payne to release debut solo single “I Need a Change” on March 2nd 2018

That Joe Payne has set to release his debut solo single “I Need a Change” on March 2nd, 2018.

“I Need a Change” is the first of many compositions to feature on a forthcoming album, influenced entirely by the artist’s journey through depression and anxiety following a mental breakdown in 2016.

The B Side track, “Moonlit Love”, is exclusive to this single.

This record was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Max Read at The Lodge Recording Studios, Northampton. Some vocals were recorded at Joe’s home studio, also in Northampton.

Perfect Beings to release new studio album “Vier” on January 19th 2018

New InsideOut signing, LA's Perfect Beings, introduce the first piece of music from their forthcoming “Vier” album, due out on January 19th, 2018.

Since the recording, Perfect Beings have added new drummer Sean Reinert (Cynic, Death, Gordian Knot) to the band's founding core of Ryan Hurtgen (vocals, piano), Johannes Luley (guitar, bass, production), and Jesse Nason (keyboards).

Listen to a snippet of “A New Pyramid”, the first part of the opening track “Guedra” below, taken from the band's new album “Vier”.

Perfect Beings sign with InsideOut Music and announce new album due out in January 2018

Los Angeles progressive rock group, Perfect Beings, have signed with InsideOut Music for their upcoming new album, due out in January 2018.

Ryan Hurtgen (vocals, piano), Johannes Luley (guitar, bass, production), and Jesse Nason (keyboards) are joined by new drummer, Sean Reinert (Cynic, Death).

The band had this to say on the upcoming news:

The Meier-Budjana Group announces October 2017 UK & European Tour

The Meier-Budjana Band is a group of superlative guitarists and accomplished musicians, corporately dedicated to creating music which exceeds stylistic and cultural bounds. True sonic explorers, in the most progressive jazz and beyond sense with distinctive ethnic bland of Middle-Eastern and South-East Asian flavors, theirs is a music which is both soulful and cerebral. Embracing a multitude of regional musical dialects from across the globe, MBB speaks in a profoundly unique, original voice – a voice bound by neither convention or preconception.
 
The band is co-chaired by Swiss-born and UK-based Nicolas Meier and Indonesian guitar icon of Balinese descent Dewa Budjana.

Aevum - Dischronia

Aevum are an octet(!) hailing from Turin, Italy; that is inclined towards symphonic power metal with prog tendencies, not unlike Nightwish, Amberian Dawn, or Dreams Of Sanity. Now, where the Italians lack is not on the scope or ambition but rather execution.
 
A very weak recording has been buried under layers of vocals and mastered into a monstrous and amorphous mess. The vocals, male, female, both lead and choral, often are dissonant when they are combined with either one or the other being out of tune at any one time.