symphonic rock

Kansas to release new studio album “The Absence of Presence” on June 26th 2020

Kansas, America’s legendary progressive rock band, will release their highly anticipated new studio album “The Absence of Presence” on June 26th, 2020. 

The album follows-up 2016’s “The Prelude Implicit”, which debuted at #14 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart. Kansas has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous for classic hits such as “Carry on Wayward Son” and “Dust in the Wind” to progressive epics like “Song for America”.

Magnum - The Serpent Rings

It’s just lovely to see Magnum going on and on, refusing to give up, even this long into the second part of their long and illustrious career, which is a couple of years shy from being fifty years long (with one six year hiatus).
 

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”...

Mono Inc. to release new studio album “The Book of Fire” on January 24th 2020

German alternative-gothic rockers Mono Inc. have announced their eleventh studio album “The Book of Fire”, delivering a saga of blazing flames, rigorous persecution and bloody torture. The new long-play will be released on January 24th, 2020. Ahead of this, they are previewing the first singles “Louder Than Hell” and “The Book of Fire”.

Ainur signs with with Rockshots Records

Italy’s progressive rock/metal band Ainur, has just announced the signing of a record deal with Rockshots Records.

Inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s opus since a decade and half, Ainur are coming back with a new, majestic project later this year.

The new path was overtaken by a short trailer appeared below, showing up the band’s new look

Currently the band is located at Evolution Recording Studio (Italy), working on the new project with the producer Massimiliano Flak (Sound Storm, Highlord).

Coheed And Cambria share acoustic video for “The Gutter”

Roadrunner Records group Coheed And Cambria have shared a beautiful acoustic version of recent track “The Gutter” on their official YouTube channel.

Watch the acoustic video for “The Gutter” below.

Earlier this week, the band announced their return to the UK as one of the headliners of Bristol’s ArcTanGent festival from 15th-17th August.

Dayslived to release new studio album “Flectar” on April 19th 2019

Rockshots Records is thrilled to announce the signing of the Italian progressive metal band Dayslived, joining forces to release the new album “Flectar”.

“Flectar” is the band’s sophomore album and it’s the most progressive and experimental studio work to date, as well as the most ambitious.

Alan Parsons to release new studio album “The Secret” on April 26th 2019

Grammy Award Winning legendary music icon and master of progressive rock, Alan Parsons will return with a new album, “The Secret” on April 26th, 2019, via Frontiers Music Srl.

Today, the first song from the album, entitled “Miracle”, featuring Jason Mraz on vocals, is now available. Listen to the new track below.