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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?

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.

Covet celebrate Halloween with “Howl” video

Covet, who are currently on the road with Polyphia, celebrate all things spooky with their newly released video for “Howl”, which can be seen below.

“"Howl" was written as one of the darker toned songs on the album”, explains guitar player Yvette Young of the Tom Flynn directed clip. “I wanted to convey a more bipolar feel when I wrote this song, and I wanted the video to reflect that and be a bit mysterious. The video is basically about the three of us occupying a spooky house and hunting each other down, with flashbacks to nicer times”.

The Neal Morse Band to release new studio album “The Great Adventure” on January 25th 2019

The Neal Morse Band - Neal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) - will take fans on “The Great Adventure” with their latest double concept album due out January 25th, 2019, on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide.

It will be available in three formats: a two CD package, two CD/DVD Special Edition featuring behind-the-scenes video clips of the making of the album, and three vinyl LPs. Pre-orders begin December 4th.

Amgala Temple to release debut album “Invisible Airships” on November 2nd 2018

Made up of three incredibly prominent Norwegian musicians: Amund Maarud, Gard Nilssen and Lars Horntveth, who have made a name for themselves as bandleaders, solo artists and musicians in an array of projects including Jaga Jazzist, Susanne Sundfør, Todd Terje, Morudes, Bushman’s Revenge, A-ha and Gard Nilssen’s Acoustic Unity, Amgala Temple is the sound of three experienced musical forces combining to create an overwhelming clash of spontaneity and control.

Angel Vivaldi and Nita Strauss announce November & December 2018 US co-headlining Tour

Two of the most revolutionary guitar virtuosos of our generation - renowned soloist Angel Vivaldi and Alice Cooper axemaiden Nita Strauss - are pleased to announce the 2018 edition of The Guitar Collective, a United States tour kicking off on November 19 in New Bedford, MA.

The tour will visit several major cities, ending in Asbury Park, NJ on December 21. Angel Vivaldi and Nita Strauss will co-headline each date of the tour with support from special guest Jacky Vincent (ex-Falling In Reverse). The Guitar Collective 2018 will mark Nita Strauss' live solo debut.
 

Dissonant Distance announces November 2018 European Tour

Improvisational progressive metal group Dissonant Distance have announced 5 new dates in November, as part of their campaign leading up to the release of their self-titled debut album on November 16th, 2018, via Sliptrick Records.

The band’s music can be described as spontaneous, free and in the moment, encompassing elements of progressive rock, jazz, fusion, blues and Indian music. It’s improvised music fused with the spirit of punk and jazz.

European Tour Dates 2018:
13.11 | Budapest, HU
15.11 | Riga, LV
16.11 | Liepaja, LV
17.11 | Jelgava, LV
23.11 | Uppsala, SE

Line-up:

Gösta Berlings Saga to release new studio album “ET EX” on October 12th 2018

Progressive rock instrumentalists Gösta Berlings Saga from Stockholm, Sweden will be releasing their newest, 5th studio album effort entitled “ET EX” on October 12th, 2018, via InsideOut Music worldwide.

Therefore, GBS are now launching a new single entitled “The Shortcomings of Efficiency”, which also features acclaimed Swedish guitarist Henrik Palm (formerly of In Solitude, Ghost, etc.) as special guest.

Listen to the new single below.

GBS commented about the track as follows:

Covet to release new EP “effloresce” on July 13th 2018

Covet, the Bay Area instrumental trio, featuring Yvette Young, David Adamiak and Forrest Rice, will release “effloresce” on July 13th, 2018, via Triple Crown Records.

Giving fans and newcomers an early preview of the six-song offering, the band shares a video for “Shibuya”. The song features Dutch musician San Holo. Watch the video below.