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Meier-Budjana Euro Tour 2017 poster
Submitted by newseditor on Mon, 05/15/2017 - 21:29 / News - Comments

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...
Jeff Kollman pic
Submitted by newseditor on Tue, 05/09/2017 - 11:41 / News - Comments

Guitarist Jeff Kollman joins the Alan Parsons Live Project for Germany Tour 2017

Acclaimed Los Angeles, CA based guitarist Jeff Kollman (Bombastic Meatbats, Cosmosquad, Glenn Hughes, Asia feat. John Payne) will be joining the Alan Parsons Live Project on their upcoming tour of Germany. Kicking off May 12 at the Kongresshalle in Oldenburg, the 13-city “I Robot & Greatest Hits” tour is a 40th anniversary live celebration of Alan...
Ex Eye cover
Submitted by newseditor on Thu, 05/04/2017 - 19:16 / News - Comments

Ex Eye to release self-titled debut album on June 23rd 2017

Colin Stetson-led experimental supergroup Ex Eye is poised to make their formal debut with their forthcoming self-titled album, due out on June 23rd, 2017, via Relapse Records. The LP’s first single, “Opposition/Perihelion” harnesses the precise, clockwork intricacies and ecstatic abandon that have quickly become the quartet’s calling cards...
Cosmosquad The Morbid Tango cover
Submitted by thanos on Fri, 03/24/2017 - 01:33 / Reviews - Comments

Cosmosquad - The Morbid Tango

Cosmosquad is a US trio that has been around for 20 years so far. “The Morbid Tango” is the band’s new release 10 years(!) after their previous work, “Acid Test”. On the new album, the bass duties are handled by Kevin Chown (Tarja, Bombastic Meatbats, Paul Gilbert, Der Elefant). The founding members, Jeff Kollman (Bombastic Meatbats,...
Ape Shifter cover
Submitted by newseditor on Mon, 02/13/2017 - 20:53 / News - Comments

Ape Shifter to release self-titled debut album on March 24th 2017

Progressive Rock ensemble Ape Shifter will be releasing their self-titled debut album on March 24th, 2017! Ape Shifter is all instrumental and reaches from rockin' 70s riffs played with punk rock ferocity to creeping metal grooves. Intense Simian Instrumental Rock from the nasty pits of the Hellabrunn Zoo. Born on Friday the 13th in Washington, D.C. and...
Nova Collective The Further Side cover
Submitted by newseditor on Wed, 02/01/2017 - 19:34 / News - Comments

Nova Collective to release debut album “The Further Side” on March 10th 2017

On March 10th, 2017, Nova Collective (featuring members of Between The Buried And Me, Haken, Trioscapes, Cynic) will release their debut album, “The Further Side”, via Metal Blade Records. Nova Collective‘s music can be described as fusion, weaving progressive rock influences with world music, jazz and classical, to create something entirely new...
Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis The Stone House cover
Submitted by thanos on Tue, 01/31/2017 - 01:03 / Reviews - Comments

Wingfield Reuter Stavi Sirkis - The Stone House

This music project came to life when guitarists Mark Wingfield (Jane Chapman; solo artist, etc.) and Markus Reuter (Stick Men, The Crimson ProjeKct, Centrozoon) decide to record together. Along came the bassist Yaron Stavi (David Gilmour, Phil Manzanera, Robert Wyatt, Richard Galliano) and drummer Asaf Sirkis (Tim Garland, Mark Wingfield, Nicolas Meier). I guess...
Tohpati Ethnomission Mata Hati cover
Submitted by thanos on Mon, 01/16/2017 - 00:44 / Reviews - Comments

Tohpati Ethnomission - Mata Hati

Tohpati Ethnomission is a music project that was formed in 2009 by guitarist & composer Tohpati (simakDialog) and released its debut album in 2010. Since then Tohpati has been really busy playing in other bands or releasing solo albums, so the specific music project has been put on ice in a way.   Gratefully, Tohpati Ethnomission are back with a new...
Focus And Friends Focus 8.5 / Beyond the Horizon cover
Submitted by rockavlon on Sat, 12/31/2016 - 21:00 / Reviews - Comments

Focus And Friends - Focus 8.5 / Beyond the Horizon

Focus are a pretty iconic but at the same time iconoclastic band, since they took the book of prog and threw it out of the window pretty much doing whatever the funk came to their minds, and gifting the world with such hits as “Hocus Pocus”, “Sylvia” and “House of the King” among others.   Focus did disband and reunited...
Cosmosquad The Morbid Tango cover
Submitted by newseditor on Wed, 12/21/2016 - 22:40 / News - Comments

Cosmosquad to release new studio album “The Morbid Tango” on January 14th 2017

Los Angeles, CA progressive triumvirate Cosmosquad have announced the release of “The Morbid Tango”, the group's first new studio album since 2007's highly acclaimed “Acid Test”. The album will be issued through Marmaduke Records on January 14th, 2017 and features founding members Jeff Kollman (Bombastic Meatbats, Glenn Hughes, Mogg...