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Dream Theater unveil animated video for new single “Paralyzed”

There is a palpable excitement surrounding two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans, Dream Theater and their upcoming 14th studio album, “Distance Over Time”.

Following on from two recently released tracks, “Untethered Angel” and “Fall into the Light” (both of which have received millions of plays already via YouTube and Spotify), the band returns with their first official single from their February 22nd release.

Focus - Focus 11

Focus have been around for a loooong time. And while they enjoyed a solid decade from the late 60s to the late 70s after that period – they only sporadically reunited, until resuming typically in 2002 and since then they’ve been doing on strong ever since.
 
“11” is their first proper album of new material in some time, if we discard the best of, anniversary and guest efforts, the actual and spiritual sequel to 2012’s “X”.
 

Quantum Pig release futuristic video for new single “Statement of Intent”

Ahead of the online and physical release of their debut album “Songs of Industry and Sunshine” on February 1st, 2019, the Carl Sagan, Queen and Husker Du-inspired duo Quantum Pig have recently unveiled the slick, futuristic video single for “Statement of Intent”.

Watch the “Statement of Intent” video below.

Quantum Pig to release debu album “Songs of Industry and Sunshine” on February 1st 2019

Following the recent announcement of their signing to White Star Records and the release of lead single “Citizen and State”, Quantum Pig - the Carl Sagan, Queen and Husker Du-inspired duo - are pleased to announce the tracklist, artwork and pre-order details of “Songs of Industry and Sunshine”, which will arrive online and in stores on February 1st, 2019!

Dream Theater release official video for new single “Untethered Angel”

Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater have released the first song from their recently announced 14th studio album, “Distance Over Time”.

“Untethered Angel” is the first new song from the album set for worldwide release on February 22nd, 2019. The new single is quintessential Dream Theater and takes the listener on a musical journey that cements the band’s place as the premier progressive metal band around today.

Watch the studio-based video for the new single below.

Quantum Pig signs to White Star Records and reveal first single “Citizen and State”

Citing a diverse palette of influences that adventures through the likes of Carl Sagan, Queen, Husker Du and beyond, Ian Faragher and Mark Stevenson, otherwise known as Quantum Pig, are thrilled to announce their signing to White Star Records.
 
Commenting on their induction to the White Star Records “family”, Ian Faragher remarks:
“It’s the perfect home for us. We’ve been huge fans of John Mitchell’s work for years, whether that’s as a songwriter, musician or producer. We couldn’t have found a better fit in terms of our intentions for the band going forward”.
 

Dream Theater launch the first in a series of 3 in-the-studio video interviews

Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater announce the forthcoming worldwide release of their 14th studio album, “Distance Over Time” on February 22nd, 2019.

“Distance Over Time” showcases a newfound creativity for Dream Theater while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band’s new label InsideOut Music / Sony Music.

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.