Published on 1st December 2014
TPA News – December 2014
14/12/14: Prog-résiste 2015 reveal early line-up news
The annual Belgium Prog-résiste Festival will take place on 25th & 26th April 2015 with band’s revealed so far: Arena, Ange, Alex Carpani Band with David Jackson and The Gentle Storm.
14/12/14: Glacier reveal their long overdue second album will finally released in early 2015
The seemingly endlessly delayed follow up the band’s well received debut album Monument (2001) will be released in early 2015. UK based Glacier trace their roots back to the late 70’s but only released their first album in 2001.
12/12/14: The Room confirm second album
UK crossover progressive rock band The Room confirms that they will start work recording their second studio album this month. The album, a follow up to the bands highly acclaimed debut offering Open Fire will be recorded at Platform Studios in Reading with engineer Damon Sawyer at the helm.
“We are so excited to be heading back to the studio as we have been hard at work for the last few months writing new material and can’t wait to start recording” commented vocalist Martin Wilson. “We have had an amazing year playing festivals and shows up and down the country and at more recent ones we have tried out a couple of numbers that are going to be on the new album” he said “The reaction has been excellent and we are really looking forward to developing these in the studio”.
“At the moment there is no definite release date though we do have an offer from a record label that we are very excited about but as yet we have not sat down with them to discuss timings. Our target is late spring early summer with a single release a couple of months before” said guitarist Steve Anderson.
09/12/14: Camel to play at this year’s Night Of The Prog Festival
Headliners Camel join two previously announced bands, Haken and Lazuli for the 2015 Night Of The Prog Festival (NOTPF) held once again at the Loreley Amphitheater in Germany. The festival runs from July 17th to July 19th 2015. More bands to be announce shortly… and that included Fish and Beardfish shortly after the first announcement.
09/12/14: Steve Hackett update on Wolflight album
Music pioneer Steve Hackett has announced the release of his new solo album Wolflight. According to the man himself, this “wild pack of tracks – starting with a wolf cry – will be unleashed on the unsuspecting on 30th March 2015.”. Continue reading HERE at TPA.
Last week Steve Hackett announced a series of UK shows in October 2015 and in support of his latest studio album, Wolflight, which will be available on the 30th March 2015. Full details of the ‘Acolyte To Wolflight with a Sprinkling of Genesis Tour’ can be found in the TPA UK GigGuide.
09/12/14: The Aristocrats to release live CD/DVD
The rock/fusion power trio The Aristocrats – featuring Guthrie Govan on guitar, Bryan Beller on bass, and Marco Minnemann on drums – will release the live CD/DVD Culture Clash Live, on January 20, 2015.
Captured in six different locations in five countries on three different continents during the band’s 100+ show Culture Clash World Tour, it showcases The Aristocrats in full flight: Virtuosic, melodic, spontaneous, outrageous, and still having more fun than any group of world touring muzos has any right to have.
Continue reading HERE on TPA.
05/12/14: Firefly Burning set to release second album in March 2015
East London based five piece, Firefly Burning, “who create cinematic songs – part art-folk song, part minimalist chamber music”, will release the follow-up to 2011’s Lightships in March next year. Skeleton Hill will be produced by Tim Friese-Greene (Talk Talk) and released through Fathom Records. By way of a taster the band have today released We Are A Bomb…
“With eclectic musical tastes and a background in free improvisation their collaborative songwriting makes impressionistic music described as ‘vital and indefinable’.”
04/12/14: King Crimson to release new live album in 2015
King Crimson Live at The Orpheum will be released on 13th January 2015 through Inner Knot (USA) and Burning Shed (Europe). The album was recorded by the newest incarnation of the band fronted by the line-up’s formidable three drummer setup, Live At The Orpheum has been mixed from 24bit multi-track performances recorded at the band’s two concerts at the Los Angeles venue. Continue reading HERE and see the track listing.
04/12/14: John Mitchell to release new album
John Mitchell (under the project title Lonely Robot) will release Please Come Home on 23rd February 2015 on the InsideOut Music label. The album will feature Nick Beggs and Craig Blundell, along with guest performances from Steve Hogarth, Jem Godfrey, Heather Findlay, Kim Seviour, Nik Kershaw and Peter Cox. Narration by Lee Ingleby (Master & Commander, Harry Potter).
John Mitchell had this to say about the project: “I’d long thought about doing an album where I could have total control from start to finish with the music, lyrics, production, and choosing who I wanted to contribute – expanding from the idea of just a solo album. Musically, this album is very proggy, but more about atmosphere than technical expertise, inspired by my love of science fiction and interest in the evolution of the human race.”
Source: InsideOut Music
03/12/14: Beardfish premiere track from forthcoming album
In November we reported news and details of the band’s forthcoming album, their eight release and the follow-up to 2012’s The Void. Today they premiere the second track from +4626-COMFORTZONE
02/12/2014: The Neal Morse Band to release new album in February 2015
The Neal Morse Band have announced a new album release “The Grand Experiment” for February 2015! Neal came into a recording session together with Mike Portnoy, Randy George, Bill Hubauer and Eric Gilette with no prepared material.
Neal comments: “I wanted to see what it would be like to create freely in the room with no preconceived notions. It was quite a risk! I made a lot of room for the other guys to create and express themselves and the result is outstanding! We wanted to experiment, do something a bit different, and see what everyone is capable of…we found out…in SPADES!”
Source: InsideOut Music.
02/12/2014: Frogg Café release Admiral’s Picks: Volume 1
10T Records announces the first in a series of rare digital download-only live performance releases by New York’s esteemed Frogg Café. “The Admiral’s Picks: Volume 1” is now available for immediate download exclusively via 10T Records. Continue reading HERE at The Progressive Aspect.
02/12/2014: Fish announces re-scheduled European dates
Following on from the unavoidable postponement, due to a severe throat infection, Fish now reveals the rescheduled dates for the European leg of the tour.
27/01/15: Divan du Monde, Paris [France]
30/01/15: Kantine, Köln [Germany]
31/01/15: HsD-Gewerkschaftshaus, Erfurt [Italy]
02/02/15: Z7, Prattein [Switzerland]
04/02/15: Haus des Bürgers, Verbandsgemeinde [Germany]
05/02/15: Ninskasi Kao, Lyon [France]
07/02/15: Teatro Corso, Mestre, Venice [Italy]
08/02/15: Milan, TBC [Italy]
10/02/15: Cargo de Nuit, Aries [France]
12/02/15: Planet Roma, Rome [Italy]
13/02/15: Viper Theatre, Firenze [Italy]
14/02/15: Espace lino Ventura, Nice [France]
16/02/15: Spirit of 66, Verviers [Belgium]*
*Please note that the Verviers concert is indicated as 14th February on the Fish Gig Guide, which we are assuming is just a typo as the Nice gig is on the same night – however please check.
01/12/2014: ProgPower Europe 2015
Festival organisers have started early with their campaign for 2015 festival with six bands already confirmed, including: Leprous, Myrath, Pagan’s Mind, Abnormal Thought Patterns, Serdce and Until Rain. Now looking forward to its 17th year the ProgPower Europe progressive metal festival is held in Baarlo, Limburg, The Netherlands. Next year’s event will run from 2nd-4th October. In its history bands like: Opeth, Anathema, Fates Warning, Shadow Gallery, Symphony X, Evergrey, Threshold, Jon Oliva, Riverside and many, many more…
01/12/2014: Magma announce UK shows
Continuing The Endless Tour and marking 45 years of great music, Magma have confirmed they will perform two UK shows next year in Manchester and London.
07/05/15: RNCM [Royal Northern College of Music], MANCHESTER
08/05/15: Cadogan Hall, LONDON
Full details of all Magma shows for 2015 can be found HERE.
01/12/2014: Classic Legends of Rock & Folk ‘Super Tour’ 2015
Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy along with Strawbs and Martin Turner will play a series of UK concerts in the UK during February & March.
Full details of this tour and a whole host more prog gigs can be found in TPA’s comprehensive prog UK GigGuide.
01/12/2014: Hawkwind tour dates for 2015
Hawkwind have announced a series of tour dates starting in March 2015, accompanying on the March dates will be Dutch masters Focus…
03/03/15: City Hall [Ballroom], SHEFFIELD
04/03/15: 02 ABC Venue, GLASGOW
05/03/15: Parr Hall, WARRINGTON
06/03/15: Wulfun Hall, WOLVERHAMPTON
07/03/15: O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, LONDON
03/03/15: Motion, BRISTOL
03/04/15: Hawkeaster, The Gateway, Seaton, DEVON
04/04/15: Hawkeaster, The Gateway, Seaton, DEVON
05/04/15: Hawkeaster, The Gateway, Seaton, DEVON
11/04/15: Shimokitazawa Garden, TOKYO
12/04/15: Shimokitazawa Garden, TOKYO
01/12/2014: Lifesigns to record DVD in January
Lifesigns featuring John Young (keyboards & vocals), Jon Poole (bass & vocals), Frosty Beedle (drums & percussion) and Niko Tsonev (guitars & vocals) who recently reached their DVD pledge target have announced that they will be shooting two shows special shows in January. Both gigs will be held at Under The Bridge, Chelsea, LONDON – on 22 & 23 January 2015.