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Focus - Focus 11

Focus have been around for a loooong time. And while they enjoyed a solid decade from the late 60s to the late 70s after that period – they only sporadically reunited, until resuming typically in 2002 and since then they’ve been doing on strong ever since.
 
“11” is their first proper album of new material in some time, if we discard the best of, anniversary and guest efforts, the actual and spiritual sequel to 2012’s “X”.
 

Quantum Pig to release debu album “Songs of Industry and Sunshine” on February 1st 2019

Following the recent announcement of their signing to White Star Records and the release of lead single “Citizen and State”, Quantum Pig - the Carl Sagan, Queen and Husker Du-inspired duo - are pleased to announce the tracklist, artwork and pre-order details of “Songs of Industry and Sunshine”, which will arrive online and in stores on February 1st, 2019!

Dream Theater release official video for new single “Untethered Angel”

Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater have released the first song from their recently announced 14th studio album, “Distance Over Time”.

“Untethered Angel” is the first new song from the album set for worldwide release on February 22nd, 2019. The new single is quintessential Dream Theater and takes the listener on a musical journey that cements the band’s place as the premier progressive metal band around today.

Watch the studio-based video for the new single below.

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.
 

Quantum Pig signs to White Star Records and reveal first single “Citizen and State”

Citing a diverse palette of influences that adventures through the likes of Carl Sagan, Queen, Husker Du and beyond, Ian Faragher and Mark Stevenson, otherwise known as Quantum Pig, are thrilled to announce their signing to White Star Records.
 
Commenting on their induction to the White Star Records “family”, Ian Faragher remarks:
“It’s the perfect home for us. We’ve been huge fans of John Mitchell’s work for years, whether that’s as a songwriter, musician or producer. We couldn’t have found a better fit in terms of our intentions for the band going forward”.
 

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.

Dream Theater launch the first in a series of 3 in-the-studio video interviews

Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater announce the forthcoming worldwide release of their 14th studio album, “Distance Over Time” on February 22nd, 2019.

“Distance Over Time” showcases a newfound creativity for Dream Theater while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band’s new label InsideOut Music / Sony Music.

Focus to release new studio album “Focus 11” on January 25th 2019

The current line-up of Focus, which features Thijs van Leer, Pierre van der Linden, Menno Gootjes and Udo Pannekeet – completed the new studio album titled “Focus 11” earlier this year and are debuting the CD edition on their November UK Tour.

The 11 track album will be released as a CD, gatefold coloured LP and Download on the band’s own In And Out of Focus Records, via Cherry Red, on January 25th, 2019.

The album features artwork by Roger Dean.