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Devin Townsend announces November and December 2019 European & UK Tour

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend has recently announced the release of his forthcoming new album “Empath” for March 29th, 2019, and now he is pleased to reveal the dates for the “Empath Europe – Volume 1“ tour starting in November 2019.

The full list of dates are as follows.

European Tour Dates 2019:
15th November – Salle Pleyel, Paris, France
16th November – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium
17th November – 013, Tilburg, Netherlands

Jordan Rudess to release new solo album “Wired for Madness” on April 19th 2019

Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess will release his brand new solo album “Wired for Madness” on April 19th, 2019, via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group.

Multi-part prog epics? Check!
Track over 10 minutes? Check!
Track over 20 minutes? Check!
Keyboard solos? Of course!
Blues song? Check!... wait, what?

HOIA to release debut full-length album “Scavenger” on April 19th 2019

Experimental beyond expectations, HOIA is an infusion of musical interests by Prateek Rajagopal. Popularly known for being a virtuoso guitarist, budding film composer and writer/producer for death metal legions “GUTSLIT” & Indian/Amercian prog metal supergroup “The Minerva Conduct”, his interest in genres and art forms beyond metal gave rise to HOIA, inspired by avant-garde, progressive rock, experimental and industrial music.

Waste Of Space Orchestra to release debut album “Syntheosis” on April 5th 2019

Finnish acts - cosmic black metal alchemists Oranssi Pazuzu and their cohorts Dark Buddha Rising, known for their grandiose, slug-paced, ritualist doom metal - have recorded a new album, “Syntheosis”, set for release on Svart Records this April under the moniker Waste Of Space Orchestra.
 

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”.
 

King Crimson announces Summer & Autumn 2019 World Tour in Celebration of 50 Years

In celebration of 50 years, King Crimson announces 50 Concerts for 2019.

The current eight musician line-up will perform 50 concerts across three continents as part of their 2019 Celebration tour.

Dates confirmed so far, are as follows

World Tour Dates 2019:
JUN 10, 2019 - HAUS AUENSEE, Leipzig
JUN 12, 2019 - JAHRHUNDERTHALLE, Frankfurt
JUN 13, 2019 - JAHRHUNDERTHALLE, Frankfurt
JUN 15, 2019 - LIEDERHALLE, Stuttgart
JUN 16, 2019 - LIEDERHALLE, Stuttgart

Pas Musique to release new studio album “The Phoenix” on March 1st 2019

New York-based electronic collective Pas Musique has announced details of their new album “The Phoenix”, to be released via the Alrealon Musique label on March 1st, 2019. Ahead of that, they are previewing two very different tracks - “A Finnish Bedtime Story” and “Electronic Brain”, here.

Kinetic Element to release new studio album “The Face of Life” on February 28th 2019

Kinetic Element, a band based in Richmond, Virgina (USA) that finally made a mark in the prog world in its tenth year in 2016 by performing at ROSfest and Terra Incognita, and in 2017 at Progtoberfest, has been through some changes in the last couple of years. Sporting a new guitarist and vocalist, and venturing into vinyl for the first time, they composed and recorded their third studio album, “The Face of Life”, during 2017 and 2018.