"In our last meeting together before his passing, Ray and I were both very excited about the upcoming release of “Twisted Tales”. We signed off on the artwork and agreed that it should be released sooner than later. So, honoring that decision, I have proceeded with the release. We both were proud of this recording and hope that people enjoy it. This recording is dedicated to Ray’s memory" - Roy Rogers
In the spirit of such classic tracks as “Master Of The Universe” and “Silver Machine”, legendary Hawkwind member Nik Turner will be releasing a new single “Fallen Angel STS-51-L” digitally on July 2, 2013 and a limited edition 7-inch vinyl (only 500 pressed) on July 14th.
Prog legends Nektar return with their triumphant 13th album 'Time Machine' on June 18, 2013 on Purple Pyramid Records – the first album of new material in over 4 years – that band leader and founding member Roye Albrighton is calling “The best album Nektar has ever made”!
“Time Machine” showcases a new depth of songwriting, melodic complexity and musical exploration that hearkens back to early Nektar releases such as “Remember the Future” and “A Tab in the Ocean”.
The new album, produced by Steve Hillage and Tatsuki Masuko, is entitled “PHOENIX RISING” and will be released on Monday 23 September, followed by two UK concerts in March 2014.
UK dates include Manchester Ritz (Friday 7 March) and London o2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (Saturday 8 March). Tickets are available Wednesday 29 May via Music Glue. Fans will receive a free mp3 download of the 5-track "Hinotori" EP when they order tickets.
Shining will release the new album "One One One" on June 4th in Europe (excluding Norway) and on June 7th in Germany and Austria. The blackjazz pioneers heads out on a Norwegian tour starting June 29th, so be sure to check out the tour dates below.
Shinings’s new addition to the blackjazz trilogy can now be pre-ordered here.
Much to the excitement of Krautrock fans and music collectors worldwide, Purple Pyramid Records will be reissuing the seminal 1971 debut album and psych-groove masterpiece by legendary Brainticket titled “Cottonwoodhill” on CD May 7, 2013. Featuring full digital remastering for superior sonic clarity and packaged with extensive liner notes by music historian Dave Thompson!
One of the most historic concert events of the early '70s, the Dutch Woodstock, also called the 'Holland Pop Festival', has now been released on a double CD/DVD set by UK's Gonzo MultiMedia. Featuring rare and exciting performances by Pink Floyd, Santana, T.Rex, The Byrds, Canned Heat, Jefferson Airplane, Soft Machine, It's A Beautiful Day, Family, Country Joe, Dr. John & The Night Trippers, Flock and Al Stewart, makes this extraordinary release a must for fans of music everywhere! The three-day festival was held in August 1970 at the Kralingse Bos (Kralingse Forest) in Rotterdam, and despite the rain, an estimated 100,000 people attended the astounding event!
One of the summer’s most interesting classic rock tours will showcase a pair of stellar UK bands – Nektar and Martin Turner’s Wishbone Ash – that have joined forces on the “Legends of U.K. Classic Rock” tour.
Both bands feature original founding members and each have decades-long histories of success in the worldwide touring markets, so seeing them together is sure to be a treat for concert-goers fortunate enough to catch one of the shows.
The psychedelic quartet Sahg, with their doom infused 70’s rock, are announcing the release of a brand new album in October this year! Today they release the new single “Firechild” as a taste of what’s to come this fall.
Sahg heads out on a UK tour with Audrey Horne this Saturday, so be sure to check out the tour dates below!
If you can't wait to get your hands on the new album, check out the new single "Firechild" below.
After months of searching and reviewing literally hundreds of applicants from around the world, Pentagram is excited to announce Matt Goldborough as their new guitarist. Matt is a Philadelphia based musician, composer and riff aficionado. Versed in many genres of music, Matt’s experience outside of the heavy metal world brings a fresh yet classic approach to this genre-defining band. His style hearkens back to the very origins of “heavy metal” itself when heavy blues and psychedelic rock guitarists pioneered the genre in an attempt to harden rock and roll. This of course is exactly what Bobby Liebling and the original Pentagram line up did back in 1971.