crossover prog

Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble to release new album “The Red Planet” on April 3rd 2020

Keyboard Legend Rick Wakeman & The English Rock Ensemble will be releasing “The Red Planet” on April 3rd, 2020.

The album features 8 newly composed pieces, especially for this project, and harks back to Wakeman’s critically acclaimed debut album “The Six Wives of Henry VIII”, where there were 6 heavy keyboard pieces based around a central subject matter. It is a serious return to “Wakeman Prog”...

JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland to release debut album “Oscillospira” on April 24th 2020

Brooklyn based composer/producer/performer JG Thirlwell (Foetus, Manorexia, Xordox) - who has collaborated with the likes of Zola Jesus, Melvins, Swans, Kronos Quartet and many others, and is the composer for the highly acclaimed animated TV series “Archer” and “Venture Bros” - and Swedish multi-instrumentalist and theatre music composer Simon Steensland collaborate on a new album “Oscillospira”, due out on April 24th, 2020, via Ipecac Recordings.

Hällas to release new studio album “Conundrum” internationally on March 20th 2020

Swedish psychedelic adventure rock quintet Hällas have been turning heads in the scene for years, and are now on the eve of the release of their new album, “Conundrum”, available digitally today and in CD/vinyl format on March 20th, 2020, via Napalm Records.

Plus, as an exclusive vinyl special for fans, the album will not only be available in black Gatefold, but also in strictly limited green Gatefold vinyl.

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:

Sons Of Apollo - MMXX

I thought the debut of Sons Of Apollo was a pretty decent prog metal album, from a supergroup that felt a little disjointed, despite all of the people involved in it being awesome players. “MMXX” comes a short time after, with a tour under the band’s collective belt and a Jeff Scott Soto that seems to be working throughout the year on different projects, yet is able to afford the material fairly spirited promotions.