prog-fusion

Jordsjø to release new studio album “Nattfiolen” on May 24th 2019

Norwegian Prog Rockers Jordsjø are back with “Nattfiolen”, an album filled with acoustic guitars, flutes, tape echo, analogue synths and Hammond organ. Warm and dreamy, “Nattfiolen” reflects the band’s longing for a simpler life close to nature, and an imaginary past where life is centered around music.

Alberto Rigoni to release new solo album “Prog Injection” on June 7th 2019

After the release of seven solo albums between 2008 and 2018, Italian bassist and composer Alberto Rigoni (soloist, Bad As, co-producer of Vivaldi Metal Project, founder of Bassists Alliance Project,ex Twinspirits) is now going to release “Prog Injection”, an instrumental heavy progressive album, which features worldwide known drummer Thomas Lang (Peter Gabriel, Paul Gilbert, Glenn Hughes etc.) and Alessandro Bertoni on keyboards (Ric Fierabracci, Craig Blundell, Brett Garsed etc.)

Valence to release new studio album “Cognitive Dissidents” on April 12th 2019

Fans of completely unpredictable progressive metal, lend your ears! Hailing from New York, instrumental quartet Valence is here to feed your need for sweet technicality, masterful melody and outstanding musical genius - wrapped tight and tied with a Sci-Fi bow. Expertly fusing genres like metal, rock, jam, classical, jazz and more, Valence’s varied yet cohesive influences offer every listener a passport to a new state of mind that is cerebral and emotive, while not sacrificing accessibility.
 

HOIA to release debut full-length album “Scavenger” on April 19th 2019

Experimental beyond expectations, HOIA is an infusion of musical interests by Prateek Rajagopal. Popularly known for being a virtuoso guitarist, budding film composer and writer/producer for death metal legions “GUTSLIT” & Indian/Amercian prog metal supergroup “The Minerva Conduct”, his interest in genres and art forms beyond metal gave rise to HOIA, inspired by avant-garde, progressive rock, experimental and industrial music.

The Windmill

Hi Erik, I’m glad to have you again on Grande Rock. “Tribus”, is an exceptional prog rock album! It has made it to the GR list with the Best Albums of 2018 again!
 
E: Oh, wow thank you very much!
 
 
Well, why did you take you 5 years to release a new album? What happened in the meantime?
 

The Windmill - Tribus

I had been looking forward to The Windmill’s new album for some time now, but the years were passing by and nothing was happening. They finally released “Tribus” 5 years after the exceptional “The Continuation”, and they proved once more that it’s better to “speak” when you have something to say than do it with no reason.
 

Steve Dadaian to release debut album “Follow the Light” on February 1st 2019

Armenian-American fusion guitarist Steve Dadaian discovered his love for the guitar at a young age. Even while studying at the prestigious Columbia University in the city of New York, Dadaian continued to hone his craft as an artist.

The then 21-year-old classically-trained guitarist spent the little spare time he had reaching top spots at national guitar competitions hosted by Slash, John Petrucci (Dream Theater) and Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall), performing at events with the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, and Nicko McBrain, and dazzling crowds at venues like the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.