new age

Stephen Duros - AEAEA

Stephen Duros is a Greek-American flamenco guitarist. “AEAEA” is his new release (4th full-length), which deals with the mythological island, by the same name, found in the Greek poem “The Odyssey”. Stephen said that the album isn’t about that island per se but it’s mostly like a great starting point for his journey. I couldn’t have said it better! Stephen takes us on a long journey which consists of 12 chapters which are all connected together musically.
 

Echo Us - II-XII A Priori Memóriae

Echo Us, auspiciously, are heading to the 15th year of existence, so what’s better than celebrate it with a new full-length release, their fourth to date. Echo Us is a kinda “weird” progressive act in general. Their music is mostly influenced by the likes of Alan Parsons, Vangelis, Peter Gabriel and Mike Oldfield. Thus, musically, they are into prog rock, electronic, atmospheric, ambient, folk, ethnic, pop, new age, neoclassical and soundtrack music. The tracks are more parts of a grand music-puzzle rather than songs in the actual term of the word. The sound is very smooth and relaxing too.
 

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.
 

Jordan Rudess is working on new Solo album

Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess recently teamed up with PledgeMusic to raise funds for the release of his upcoming solo projects. He plans to record a solo piano album, and his orchestral composition, "Explorations for Keyboard and Orchestra". Pledgers will gain access to exclusive content and experiences and PledgeMusic will keep them informed of the project’s status every step of the way.
 

Blackmore’s Night - Dancer and the Moon in June

Blackmore’s Night is releasing their brand new album, “Dancer and the Moon”, on June 11th in North America and June 14th in Europe on Frontiers Records. “Dancer and the Moon” will be released in 2 editions, as a CD and a digipak deluxe edition with a bonus DVD that includes music videos of “Dancer and the Moon” and of a “The Moon Is Shining (Somewhere Over The Sea)”, plus an extensive interview with Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night.
 

Dperd - Kore

I’ve been looking for something new. Not just a new band that sounds like some other band that I can name off the top of my head, something that is truly its own genre. Needless to say, I think “Kore” by the Italian group Dperd is just that. Their simple, yet epic sound makes for some very intriguing atmospheres and soundscapes that seem to send you on a journey through your mind.
 

Eric Johnson - UK tour April 2013

Eric Johnson, the celebrated American electric guitarist, hailed by Joe Bonamassa as “one of the greatest guitar players of all time,” returns to the UK in 2013 for a tour that kicks off at the London o2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Wednesday 3rd April. 
 
The 6-date tour will showcase material from his current album "Up Close", as well as from his rich back catalogue, including the classic "Cliffs of Dover".
 

Devin Townsend - album teaser & tourdates

After completing his epic quadrology last year with the simultaneous release of Deconstruction and Ghost, renowned multi-instrumentalist and producer Devin Townsend is ready to start the next chapter in the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT's career with their new effort, "Epicloud".
 
Due out September 18th in North America and September 24th in Europe, Epicloud boasts 13 light-hearted, hook laden tracks featuring once again, guest vocal appearances by Anneke van Giersbergen. It's Epic and it's loud, it's Epicloud.
 

Eric Johnson - UK tour 2012

Eric Johnson, the celebrated American electric guitarist, hailed by Joe Bonamassa as “one of the greatest guitar players of all time,” will embark on his first UK tour at the Holmfirth Picturedrome on Friday 5th July. The 5-date mini tour will showcase material from his current album “Up Close”, as well as from his rich back catalogue. 
 
Planet Rock will start at ticket pre-sale on Wednesday 7th March, followed by a ticket pre-sale from Ents24 on Thursday 8th March.