rock opera

Spock’s Beard to release new studio album “Noise Floor” on May 25th 2018

Legendary US progressive rockers Spock’s Beard have announced the release of their 13th studio album “Noise Floor” for May 25th, 2018.

As announced previously, for this album Ted Leonard, Alan Morse, Dave Meros & Ryo Okumoto are joined in the studio once again by drummer & original member Nick D’Virgilio, who records his first album with the band since 2010’s “X”.

Therion - Beloved Antichrist

Therion’s fifteenth album of “original” material is kind of divisive in more ways than one. After the 70s version of Therion that “Luciferian Light Orchestra” turned out to be that offered a nice enough diversion along with the French cover songs album that Nuclear Blast refused point blank to release for just being too “weird”, one can easily come to the conclusion that Therion haven’t been their usual selves for quite a while now. Experimentation? Lack of inspiration? Delusions of Grandeur? All or none of the above? Who knows...
 

Eloy


Hi Frank, it’s an honor to have you on Grande Rock. First of all, congrats on your new album, The Vision the Sword and the Pyre… it’s exceptional on the whole.
 
F: Thank you very much for your appreciation.
 
 
Well, it’s been about 8 years since the band’s previous studio album. What happened all this time and why did it take you so long to release a new album?
 

Therion to release rock opera “Beloved Antichrist” on February 9th 2018

On February 9th, 2018, symphonic metal pioneers Therion will finally release Christofer Johnsson's monumental brainchild, “Beloved Antichrist”, a sweeping rock opera loosely inspired by Vladimir Soloviov’s “A Short Tale of the Antichrist”.

The entire piece reaches an impressive length of 3 hours. The dramatic and epic opus comes to life through 27 different character roles, performed by long-time band members like Thomas Vikstrom, Lori Lewis and Chiara Malvestiti, amongst many others.

Eloy - The Vision, the Sword and the Pyre

Let’s start this review by saying that a band like Eloy, a band that has been around since 1969 (experiencing brief hiatuses), that has released some 20+ albums, a historical as much as legendary band that has released milestone albums in its genre, is not going to be judged poorly because of its last album, their place in history is already cemented…
 

Premiata Forneria Marconi to release new studio album “Emotional Tattoos” on October 27th 2017

To the very day, Premiata Forneria Marconi (aka PFM) is considered the most influential and respected Italian rock band and on October 27th, 2017, InsideOut Music will release the band's new studio album “Emotional Tattoos”.

Now, the band reveals the album's striking cover artwork created by Stefano Bonora / Artkademy.

Kayak signs worldwide deal with InsideOut Music and announces new album “Seventeen”

Legendary Dutch progressive rock band Kayak has signed a worldwide deal with InsideOut Music!

The band's seventeenth studio album is entitled “Seventeen” and is set for release on January 12th, 2018.

Currently being busy mixing “Seventeen”, the band's mastermind Ton Scherpenzeel comments: “Kayak are excited about signing to IOM, and are looking forward to a long lasting and successful collaboration. The combination of the band with an almost complete new line up, and a new record company seems very promising and will hopefully open new doors for us!”...

PFM signs worldwide deal with InsideOut Music and announces new album “Emotional Tattoos”

PFM (Premiata Forneria Marconi), the most famous Italian rock band in the world and InsideOut Music are proud to announce their partnership to release the band's upcoming albums worldwide!

PFM began writing their new opus, entitled “Emotional Tattoos”, in 2016, started recording in early 2017 and are about to finalize it in July! The worldwide release is currently planned for late October.

Drummer and singer Franz Di Cioccio commented: “We are delighted to be a part of the InsideOut Music family! We have created a powerful record that will bring the sound and creative energy of PFM all over the world”.

The Spiritual Machines


Hi Evan, it’s been a while since we talked. I’m content that The Spiritual Machines are back with a new studio album… how are things over there?
 
E: Thanks Thanos! Always busy here. Some of it is deadline oriented and some is self-imposed. I never feel finished with anything but I have to move on. There’s always some battle between excitement and frustration.
 
 
Well, it didn’t take you that long to come back with the second chapter of the story as you told me, right? So, what are the basic parts of the story’s second chapter?