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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.

King Crimson announces June 2019 exclusive UK Shows celebrating 50 years

As part of a series of events and releases for their 50th anniversary, King Crimson’s 2019 tour will include special concerts across three continents, including both festivals and headline shows.

Since the band’s return to live performance in 2014, with critically acclaimed sell-out shows all over the world including two defining shows at the Roman amphitheatre in Pompeii, previously home to Pink Floyd, the audience has been reinvented, as much as the band itself.

“In Pompeii, a large percentage of the audience was young couples; KC moved into the mainstream in Italy. I walked onstage knowing that this band’s position in the world has changed level”, says Robert Fripp.

Focus to release new studio album “Focus 11” on January 25th 2019

The current line-up of Focus, which features Thijs van Leer, Pierre van der Linden, Menno Gootjes and Udo Pannekeet – completed the new studio album titled “Focus 11” earlier this year and are debuting the CD edition on their November UK Tour.

The 11 track album will be released as a CD, gatefold coloured LP and Download on the band’s own In And Out of Focus Records, via Cherry Red, on January 25th, 2019.

The album features artwork by Roger Dean.

Arena release first ever video single “Poisoned” and announce Spring 2019 UK & European Tour

British rock quintet Arena have just released their first ever video single in their 23 year long career.

The single “Poisoned” is taken from their ninth studio album “Double Vision”, released in May 2018 via Verglas Music.

The single pays homage to loved ones lost to illness - Cancer in particular.

Watch the music video for “Poisoned” below.

Arena


Hi Clive… it’s great to have you on Grande Rock again to talk about your brand new album “Double Vision”!
 
C: Thank you!
 
 
What does the album title “Double Vision” declare? Is there any hidden message behind it?
 

Steve Hackett to release new studio album “At the Edge of Light” on January 25th 2019

Following the tremendous success of 2017’s “The Night Siren” (charted at #22 in Germany, #28 in the UK), legendary former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces the release of his new studio album “At the Edge of Light” on January 25th, 2019.

The album which features ten songs, sees Steve unite a vast amount of styles ranging from guitar driven rock to epic orchestration, from world music to the reflective and atmospheric all brought together in Steve Hackett’s unique style.

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.

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:

Roine Stolt’s The Flower King to release new studio album “Manifesto of an Alchemist” on November 23rd 2018

Roine Stolt, known as the guitarist, singer, writer and at times band leader of the groups The Flower Kings, Transatlantic, Agents of Mercy, Kaipa DC, as well as from his work with prog icon Jon Anderson and the new super-group The Sea Within, is releasing a new album on November 23rd, 2018.

Under the moniker Roine Stolt’s The Flower King, “Manifesto of an Alchemist” offers 10 songs and almost 70 minutes of playing time celebrating the style Roine is most revered for: progressive rock, richly orchestrated with all the trademark elements from four decades of the genre.

Neal Morse’s monumental project “Jesus Christ - The Exorcist” sign with Frontiers Music Srl

Frontiers Music Srl is honored to announce the signing of a monumental project entitled “Jesus Christ - The Exorcist”, a Progressive Rock Opera written and produced by legendary musician and singer Neal Morse with performances by Neal and an all-star cast of singers and musicians.