Published on 31st December 2013
TPA News – December 2013
29/12/2013: Ray Laidlaw and Billy Mitchell take The Lindisfarne Story on the road in 2014.
“The Lindisfarne Story is the result of fifty years of friendship and musical collaboration. It tells the tale of a bunch of Geordie lads with a dream. There’s a lot of laughs, a few tears and a barrowload of fantastic music. Best of all for me, I don’t have to carry a great big drumkit.”
Click HERE to read the full story and HERE to see all the UK dates.
28/12/2013: Several reliable sources reveal that Rush’ 1974 debut album is to be reissued to mark its 40th anniversary in 2014 – although no details are available at this moment in time. We’ll keep you posted
27/12/2013: Prog Mag reveal that – “Steve Rothery is offering his solo band’s live album for just 50p until New Year’s Eve” – click HERE to read Prog Mag’s report and a link to the track White Pass taken form the album.
26/12/2013: Galahad announce the imminent release of the Seize The Day EP… Click HERE and visit TPA’s Facebook page for artwork and track listing
25/12/2013: Dream Theater have given their fans a free, download compilation, of tracks that were not included on Live At Luna Park… Click HERE for TPA’s update
24/12/2013: Andy Tillison releases his tribute to Camel with a multi-tracked video. “No Miming! This is NOT a cover version, it’s an original piece of music that owes a lot of its construction to Camel’s work in the mid 1970s.. Click HERE to visit the Tangent website and to view the track
22/12/2013: InsideOut Music have announced that James LaBrie will release the I Will Not Break EP, in digital format, on 6th January 2014. Click HERE to read the TPA article
21/12/2013: Swedes, A.C.T have confirmed that they have finished recording their fifth studio album, which is currently away for pressing. There’s no artwork or track listing available at present and no official release date as been offered, but one would suspect that these may well tie in with tour dates currently being added
20/12/2013: Los Angeles based Bigelf announce the release of a new studio album, Into The Maelstrom, scheduled for release in March 2014. Click HERE for TPA’s update
20/12/2013: For the seventh edition of the Rock In Opposition Festival (2014), eight bands have been announced, with Magma making a welcome return. Click HERE for TPA’s update
17/12/2013: Peter Gabriel is to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014. Peter has already been recognised as part of Genesis, but this new award is for his solo contributions. Click HERE to read Rolling Stone Magazine’s recent interview with Peter
17/12/2013: Dream Theater have announced new tour dates for a North American headline trek billed as the “Along For The Ride” tour. Read TPA’s report and list of dates HERE
16/12/2013: In support of their The Rockfield Files DVD/CD, Frost* have posted a video trailer to promote the release. Click HERE to read TPA’s report
16/12/2013: Prog Mag have posted the video for Marillion’s The Carol Of The Bells. The track wasn’t originally planned as a general release, but due to high demand from their fanbase Marillion decided to go ahead, with all the profits from the single going to charity. Click HERE to view the video at the Prog Mag website
15/12/2013: German progressive metallers, Vanden Plas, return next year with a new concept album, Chronicles Of The Immortals – Netherworld. The album, released through Frontiers Records, will be available on 21 February (Europe) and 24 February (USA). Click HERE to view trailer
14/12/2013: In support of the Philippine victims, IZZ are offering original arrangements of two traditional Christmas carols, featuring the vocal talents of Anmarie Byrnes on “In the Bleak Midwinter,” and Laura Meade on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” Click HERE for more information
14/12/2013: Edison’s Children, the collaborative project of Peter Trewavas (Marillion/Transatlantic) and Eric Blackwood, release the follow up album to 2011′s In The Last Waking Moments… Click HERE for track listing and artwork
13/12/2013: Dave Kulju ~ RIP… read more HERE
12/12/2013: Back in October The Crimson ProjeKCt announced a hefty touring schedule kicking off in New Zealand and Australia in January. Click HERE to see all the dates. It was also revealed at that time that a alive album would also be released in March… read more HERE
12/12/2013: Lee Abraham‘s new album Distant Days will be released in February 2014! Featuring key band members Gerald Mulligan (drums), Chris Harrison (guitar), Rob Arnold (keyboards) and Alistair Begg (bass), the recordings have been augmented by Marc Atkinson, Dec Burke, John Young and Steve Thorne. More info as it comes in…
11/12/2013: Katatonia are set to take their ‘Unplugged & Reworked’ set-up on the road in May 2014… see the full list of dates HERE
11/12/2013: Marillion will release a version of ‘Carol Of The Bells’ as a single, available through from Itunes on Sunday 15 December, with all proceeds going to The Matt Elworthy Fund.
To promote the single the band will premiere the video on their Facebook page on Sunday 15th December
10/12/2013: Panic Room announce their latest studio album, Incarnate will be released in March 2014! The band will officially launch the album at The Gate Theatre (Cardiff) on 7th February, followed by a series of gigs. Visit TPA’s ProgGuide Page for a list of all the UK dates
10/12/2013: Anna Phoebe (Jethro Tull, Jon Lord, Roxy Music, Oi Va Voi, & Trans Siberian Orchestra) releases video taken from her Embrace EP released in Novemeber. TPA’s news item HERE
10/12/2013: Following on from their earlier announced UK shows Godsticks have now added new shows (with The Aristocrats) in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and Germany. Visit the Godsticks website for a list of all the dates
09/12/2013: Cuneiform Records have uploaded one track from each of their artists who have released albums through the label this year. Click HERE and take a listen to some amazing music
09/12/2013: Atlanta based Not Otherwise Specified have posted a preview of their second album, Projective Instruments, scheduled for release 25th February 2014. No track listings or artwork as yet.
08/12/2013: Richard Coughlan ~ RIP… Caravan founding member and drummer passes away… read more HERE
07/12/2013: Riverside’s New Generation Tour continues into 2014… see the full list of dates HERE
06/12/2013: The Enid celebrate their 40th year in 2014 and to mark this event they will be releasing a three disc CD & DVD Box Set… read TPA’s article HERE
06/12/2013: Esoteric Recordings issue forthcoming releases and re-issues for 2014… read more HERE
05/12/2013: John Orsi ~ RIP… read more HERE
04/12/2013: Artwork and track listing revealed for the forthcoming Peter Hammill & Gary Lucas collaborative album… read TPA’s more HERE
03/12/2013: Iona and Dave Bainbridge updates – The Edge Of The World/Live In Europe album nears the final stages and news that Dave Bainbridge’s solo album is well under way…read TPA’s full story HERE.
03/12/2013: Rob Reed (Magenta) has launched a Limited Edition, 2 Disc companion to last year’s Kompendium album, Beneath The Waves. Disc one of Elements includes unreleased tracks, original demos and alternate versions, whilst disc two is a complete instrumental mix of original CD… Visit the Kompendium website.
02/12/2013: Eloy celebrate their 45th anniversary next year are set to release a live double CD, Reincarnation On Stage, covered in a high value 8-page digi-pack, on 17th January 2014… read TPA’s full article HERE
02/12/2013: Transatlantic reveal Shine video, the second track from their Kaleidoscope album set for release on 27 January 2014 – via InsideOut Music… read TPA’s full article HERE.
02/12/2013: Sheffield based musician/producer Jarrod Gosling’s Regal Worm releases his first solo album Use And Ornament today… read the full report HERE
01/12/2013: With the festive season approaching and looking ahead to 2014 – here’s a round up of this month’s new dates in the UK’s most comprehensive ProgGuide!