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Pure Reason Revolution to release new studio album “Eupnea” on April 3rd 2020

Pure Reason Revolution recently announced the release of “Eupnea”, their first new studio album in nearly 10 years, for April 3rd, 2020.

Today they are excited to reveal the first piece of new music taken from the record, in the form of the epic 10-minute “Silent Genesis”, a track which Jon Courtney co-wrote alongside original PRR member Greg Jong.

Ghost Toast to release new studio album “Shape Without Form” on March 3rd 2020

Hungarian experimental progressive rock band Ghost Toast is set to release their fourth studio album “Shape Without Form” on March 3rd, 2020, via Inverse Records. 

The band released a music video for the first single “Frankenstein’s” and it can be seen below.
 
Guitarist Rózsavölgyi Bence comments:

Nektar - The Other Side

Well, Nektar used to be a band of British musicians who lived and performed in Germany, back in the day and they have always been a very important in prog rock circles, earning a top of respect, (with lots of famous people being their fans – Steve Harris and Frank Zappa among them) that didn’t quite translate to the commercial breakthrough that some of their peers achieved, back in the day.

Gong announces November 2020 UK Headlining Tour

Having spent the last few years touring the world, including dates in Japan with psych legend Steve Hillage, multiple headline European tours and festivals, America’s Cruise to the Edge festival, a South America headline tour and a headline performance at Tomorrow Festival in China, the band have won the hearts of both traditional and modern Gong fanbases. During this live journey, Gong have delved further into the truly psychedelic, exploratory and mind-expanding side of the music.

The Oneira to release new studio album “Injection” on March 13th 2020

Progressive rock act The Oneira unveils the first single “Still Free to Choose” taken from the upcoming new album “Injection”, coming out on March 13th, 2020, via Rockshots Records.

“Still Free to Choose” is available as digital single on Spotify and iTunes, paired with an official video, which can be seen below.

Dream Theater launch official animation video for “At Wit’s End”

Dream Theater twice Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans, are set to begin the South American leg of their “Distance Over Time Tour - Celebrating 20 Years Of Scenes From A Memory” this week.

To celebrate, the video for the track “At Wit’s End” has been launched, taken from the CD/Blu-Ray edition of their latest album “Distance Over Time”.
 

Leprous - Pitfalls

Leprous have become for a lot of fans a focal point in the prog genre, in some cases eliciting fanatical responses, both positive and as of late even negative. Not being a fanatical fan of a lot of popular bands and able to appreciate or sour up at will, about different releases has been quite liberating, as a musical work can either fit one’s criteria or even help expand their tastes, but becoming a fanatic usually takes away perspective and I feel that’s happened a lot to the Leprous fandom.