crossover prog

Ghost Toast to release new studio album “Shape Without Form” on March 3rd 2020

Hungarian experimental progressive rock band Ghost Toast is set to release their fourth studio album “Shape Without Form” on March 3rd, 2020, via Inverse Records. 

The band released a music video for the first single “Frankenstein’s” and it can be seen below.
 
Guitarist Rózsavölgyi Bence comments:

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.

Stömb release music video for new single “Dimension Zero”

In the closing moments of 2019, French instrumental quartet Stömb released “Ephemeral” - the first taste of their forthcoming album “From Nihil”. With the album now available to preorder via Bandcamp, the band descend once more into a tense, atmospheric conceptual universe with the unveiling of the brand new video single, “Dimension Zero”.

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”.
 

Jeff Lynne’s ELO - From Out of Nowhere

“You can never change, You just keep on being you”, Jeff Lynn sings on “Help Yourself” and I am wondering if that’s self-reflection in any form, since his output with the “Orchestra” has been sporadic in the past few decades, yet no matter what the sleeves say, the musical style remains consistent and immediately recognizable. It gives a sense of continuation of a uniform flow, no matter how many years may have passed.
 

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.