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L. Shankar to release new studio album “Chepleeri Dream” on July 31st 2020

Lakshminarayana Shankar, professionally known as L. Shankar, is widely considered a living legend, a pioneer, and a musical genius who has collaborated with giants such as Frank Zappa, Peter Gabriel, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Madonna and many, many more. His solo albums have always drawn not only enormous interest from fans and critics alike but also showcase the collaborative spirit that is integral to Shankar’s art.

Pendragon

Hi Nick. Congrats on “Love Over Fear”. It’s the “Album of the Month” on Grande Rock!
 
N: Thank you!
 
 
It’s been almost 6 years since “Men Who Climb Mountains”. What happened in the meantime and why did it take you so long to come up with a new studio album?
 

Pendragon - Love Over Fear

In 2018 Pendragon had their 40th year anniversary. Yeah, I know that the number 40 might seem too big but this band has been around since 1978 and has been true to their prog rock values all these years. Then again it’s been almost 6 years since their last studio album “Men Who Climb Mountains”, so the prog fans might have been wondering what’s been going on.

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.

HRH celebrates HRH Prog X in October 2020 with a huge line-up

HRH Prog Festival entered another new Chapter - HRH Prog 9 is just around the corner this March using the Reading/Leeds styled format with the 02 Academy Sheffield, as well as London’s iconic Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the same weekend, which are now virtually sold out.

The exciting news is, the Tenth Anniversary Voyage of HRH Prog is just about to launch to repeat the format next October with a spectacular line up.

Captain Cheesebeard share new single “Deadwood”

Happily emerging many moons ago as a Frank Zappa tribute project, the Brussels-based decet (that’s Ten musicians, and yes, we checked), Captain Cheesebeard, have since developed into a unique fusion ensemble. After years of respectfully interpreting Zappa and his music, bandleader, Johan De Coninck decided that the time had come for the band to explore their own virtuosity and begin writing original compositions.