progressive rock

Discipline to release new studio album “Captives of the Wine Dark Sea” on July 7th 2017

Detroit prog rock icons Discipline have just released the first single from their impending fifth studio album, “Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea”, which is set for release on July 7th, 2017. This is the band’s first record through Laser’s Edge.

The album’s second track, “Life Imitates Art”, is now a lyric video. Watch it below.

The Tangent release new track “A Few Steps Down the Wrong Road”

EU progressive rock band The Tangent have returned, following band leader Andy Tillison's heart attack last year and subsequent recuperation. Never one to shy away from confronting issues head on, Andy has enlisted his band-mates in The Tangent including Luke Machin, Jonas Reingold & Theo Travis, to create one 20-minute long piece titled “A Few Steps Down the Wrong Road”, which you can hear now below.

Southern Empire sign to GEP

GEP are delighted to announce the signing of Australian band Southern Empire. Formed by Sean Timms following the dissolution of his previous band Unitopia, Southern Empire claim influences from the likes of Dream Theater, IQ, Transatlantic, Karnivool and Steven Wilson, bringing a harder, more edgy sound to their music whilst displaying a knack for catchy songs and great melodic hooks.

Their first album “Southern Empire” will be released through GEP on February 22nd, 2016 and features a bonus DVD of footage of the album material. The band plan to tour internationally to support the album – dates to follow shortly.

Check out footage from the DVD below.

The Tangent launches promo video for “A Spark in the Aether”

InsideOut Music recently announced that The Tangent will release their eighth studio album “A Spark in the Aether - The Music That Died Alone Volume Two” on 20th April 2015 in Europe (17th April 2015 in GSA) and 21st April 2015 in the US.

Now they are pleased to launch a promo video for the title track of the album which you can view below.

The band, led by multi-instrumentalist Andy Tillison, is made up of Jonas Reingold (Bass), Theo Travis (Sax & Flute), Luke Machin (Guitar) & Morgan Ågren (Drums) and Andy had this to say about the track:

The Tangent to release “A Spark in the Aether - The Music that Died Alone Volume Two” on April 20th 2015

InsideOut Music is pleased to announce that The Tangent will release their eighth studio album “A Spark in the Aether - The Music that Died Alone Volume Two” on 20th April 2015 in Europe and 21st April 2015 in the US. The band, led by multi-instrumentalist Andy Tillison, is made up of Jonas Reingold (Bass), Theo Travis (Sax & Flute), Luke Machin (Guitar) & Morgan Ågren (Drums).

Special Providence to release “Essence of Change” on March 30th 2015

The new album by Hungarian band Special Providence will be released by GEP on March 30th, 2015. “Essence of Change” is “an intriguing mix of prog, jazz-rock and metal”, a perfect blend of modern metal technique, cool jazz grooves and great prog melodies.

“Essence of Change” is available to order now from the GEP store at a special ‘pre-order’ price of £8.

Check out the video for “Northern Lights” and the trailer for the new album below.

Flying Colors - Live in Europe on October 14th

Mascot Label Group has revealed the cover artwork and the Monday 14th October release date of Flying Colors: "Live in Europe" on the Music Theories Recordings Label on Blu-ray, DVD, 2CD, Limited Edition 3LP Vinyl and Digital download (iTunes, Mastered for iTunes, Amazon MP3).
 
Flying Colors features: Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Dave LaRue (bass), Neal Morse (keyboards, vocals), Casey McPherson (vocals, guitars) and Steve Morse (guitars).
 

Jon Anderson - Gigs in August & Special award in Vegas

Legendary vocalist Jon Anderson, YES's singer/songwriter for 35 years along with his successful work with Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento, will be performing special engagements in the UK, Finland and Sweden in August 2013. The shows promise to deliver an exciting mixture of material from Jon Anderson's prolific solo career, collaborations with Vangelis and classic YES songs, along with new compositions, highlighted by humorous and enlightening stories told by Jon.
 

Trevor Bolder passed away - R.I.P.

Tributes are paid to a "world-class" rock musician who played with Bowie’s Spiders From Mars and Uriah Heep.
 
Uriah Heep and Spiders From Mars bassist Trevor Bolder has died from cancer, aged 62.
 
Bolder joined David Bowie's backing band in 1971, appearing on classic albums including Hunky Dory and Aladdin Sane. He went on to join Uriah Heep five years later and only stopped playing with the band a few months ago, due to his poor health.