Published on 2nd October 2015
TPA News – October 2015
Latest Prog News – taken from across the progressive rock spectrum and continually updated throughout October 2015.
27/10/15: Queen’s A Night At The Odeon – Hammersmith 1975 released next month
20th November 2015 sees the release of Queen – A Night At The Odeon – Hammersmith 1975 on CD, DVD, SD Blu-Ray, 2 LP vinyl, Super Deluxe Box Set and digitally through Virgin EMI. Recorded on 24th December 1975 at London’s Hammersmith Odeon, the concert was originally transmitted live on BBC and captured the band in full flight.
01. Now I’m Here
02. Ogre Battle
03. White Queen (As It Began)
04. Bohemian Rhapsody
05. Killer Queen
06. The March Of The Black Queen
07. Bohemian Rhapsody (Reprise)
08. Bring Back That Leroy Brown
09. Brighton Rock
10. Guitar Solo
11. Son And Daughter
12. Keep Yourself Alive
14. In The Lap Of The Gods… Revisited
15. Big Spender
16. Jailhouse Rock” Medley
17. Seven Seas Of Rhye
18. See What A Fool I’ve Been
19. God Save The Queen
“This concert was very special because it was the first time we ever played a whole show completely live on TV … the Christmas Show,” says Brian May. “The quality, after great rescue work and transfer into the digital domain, is amazing. And the energy we had comes across very forcefully.”
26/10/15: Anathema release video for Untouchable Part 1 taken from their live album/DVD
Anathema are set to release their stunning new live album/DVD on Friday. ‘A Sort of Homecoming’ was filmed at the band’s homecoming show at Liverpool Cathedral earlier this year. The band have now released the video for ‘Untouchable Part 1’ taken from the film…
Full details of the Kscope release can be found HERE on TPA.
26/10/15: The Aristocrats ‘Tres Caballeros’ European Tour extends into 2016
Back in June we revealed details of the extensive “Tres Caballeros European Tour – Winter 2015” dates for The Aristocrats’ starting in November in Cologne. Since then several dates have been confirmed and a new date has been added at The Grand Social in Dublin on 12th December.
The band will continue the Tres Caballeros European Tour into 2016 – the list of confirmed dates can be found below:
Tres Caballeros European Tour – 2016
15/01/16: Painotalo (band clinic & concert), Äänekoski [FI]
16/01/16: Sellosali, Espoo [FI]
18/01/16: RCA Club, Lisbon [PT]
20/01/16: Custom, Sevilla [ES]
21/01/16: Garaje, Murcia [ES]
22/01/16: Caracol, Madrid [ES]
23/01/16: Rockcity, Valencia [ES]
24/01/16: Razzmatazz 2, Barcelona [ES]
26/01/16: Le Palace, Nice [FR]
03/02/16: Moods, Zurich, [CH]
04/02/16: Muhle Hunziken, Rubigen [CH]
18/02/16: Planet Live Club, Rome [IT]
20/02/16: Reading 3, Tel Aviv [IL]
~ Additional tour dates, for Italy and more, will be added soon…
23/10/15: Alan Parsons Project – The Turn Of A Friendly Card (35th anniversary re-master)
The Alan Parsons Project reveal full details of the deluxe and re-mastered version of The Turn Of A Friendly Card album, scheduled for release on 6th November 2015. The release coincides with the album’s 35th Anniversary. The 2CD package includes the re-mastered original album, 17 previously unreleased bonus tracks (including Eric Woolfson’s songwriting diary home demos), 10 bonus tracks and a new 20 page booklet with lyrics, notes on the making of the album and rare photos.
Eric Woolfson talks about the theme and title of The Turn Of A Friendly Card album on Soundcloud:
Continue reading HERE on TPA.
21/10/15: Operation Mindcrime add extra dates in the UK
Geoff Tate’s Operation Mindcrime have added UK shows in support of their debut album, The Key, released last month. The band, who previously announced a twenty date European tour schedule, starting in November, have added four December shows in the UK.
10/12/2015: The River Room – STOURBRIDGE
11/12/2015: Chinnerys – SOUTHEND
12/12/2015: The Tivoli – BUCKLEY
13/12/2015: The Haunt – BRIGHTON
… the band will also embark on a US tour starting in early 2016.
Visit the TPA Gig Guide for these and more UK gigs from across the progressive music spectrum.
21/10/15: Juha Kujanpää releases audio teaser for forthcoming album
“After winning over the ears of the public and critics alike with his first album “Tales and Travels” Juha Kujanpää continues in the footsteps of Mike Oldfield, Pekka Pohjola and early Genesis with his unique blend of symphonic prog rock and Finnish folk music. “Goldwing”, his second album, is perhaps slightly more progressive than its predecessor, but all of the outstanding musicianship and melodic beauty is still there, and so are the folk music influences.”
Pre-ordering is available through Bandcamp prior to the official release date on 13th November 2015.
20/10/15: Rob Reed introduces new band Kiama
Rob Reed (Magenta) has posted a video to introduce his latest band Kiama, which also features Andy Edwards(Frost*), Luke Machin (Maschine & The Tangent) and Dylan Thompson (Shadow Of The Sun).
The band plan to release their debut album, Sign Of IV, on 18th January 2016 which includes the track, Cold Black Heart, featured in the promo video.
19/10/15: Mostly Autumn release acoustic EP
“In Autumn 2014 Bryan Josh and Olivia Sparnenn-Josh were asked by Steve and Jo Hackett to play a support slot for the upcoming Genesis Revisited tour in the UK. So – billed as Mostly Autumn Acoustic, they embarked on a very exciting journey with one of their heroes. This is a recording of that acoustic support and also includes a bonus track.”
19/10/15: Tim Bowness releases Sing To Me video
Tim Bowness releases Sing To Me video taken from his third solo album, Stupid Things That Mean The World, released in July – read TPA’s review HERE.
Tim comments: “Originally a no-man demo called Best Boy Electric, I heard this for the first time in over 20 years when Steven Wilson sent it to me in October 2014 for consideration for the reissue of no-man’s Lost Songs album.
I’d completely forgotten the song, and on hearing it again couldn’t believe we’d not pursued it further. The no-man version was skeletal with an improvised, incomplete lyric. It also featured a bizarre coda in 7/8 featuring me doing uncharacteristic choking and screaming noises as SW randomly pounced on a Hammond Organ like a frenzied toddler. It was written soon after Flowermouth had been released in the Summer of 1994. In retrospect, I can only guess that the idea was dropped as it was something that didn’t fit our idea of where we wanted to take no-man on the band’s next album. Regardless of the reason, it was quickly abandoned.
On re-hearing the song in 2014, it immediately felt special to me and I knew where I’d like to take it musically. A new lyric was written as were a couple of new instrumental themes. The demented 7/8 coda was ditched (though attempted) and Stephen Bennett suggested doubling the first half of the song, which led to my demand for epic Bearpark and Phoebe solos (transforming them into Classic Rock ‘foot on the monitor’ titans!).One of my favourite songs on the album, it reminds me of aspects of the early no-man that I loved, while also feeling very much a part of the music I’m currently making.”
18/10/15: Devin Townsend Project: Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall teaser launched
Earlier this year, Devin Townsend Project played an incredible sold-out show at London’s legendary Royal Albert Hall venue, bringing the story of Ziltoid to life on stage as well as playing tracks from across his back catalogue. This larger-than-life evening was captured on film and is set to be released on the 13th November 2015. A special teaser clip for the live release has been launched and you can view that here…
The release will arrive in several formats including an Artbook of 44 pages incl. the entire concert as well as extensive behind-the-scenes bonus footage and a full documentary, pressed on 3 CDs, 2 DVDs and a Blu Ray Disc, as Special Edition Digipak with 3 CDs and a DVD and as BluRay including the entire show and bonus material.
SOURCE: InsideOut Music.
17/10/15: Cuneiform Records announce October 2015 releases
Cuneiform Records detail October 2015 releases from Adam Rudolph / Go, Raoul Bjorkenheim’s ecstasy, Pixel, Lex Rex, Sonar, Richard Pinhas and Thinking Plague…
Continue reading HERE on TPA
17/10/15: Rush reveal Spirit Of The Radio taken from R40 DVD
Filmed between 17th June & 19th June 2015 at the Air Canada Centre – Rush reveal Spirit Of The Radio, taken from their R40 DVD, scheduled for release on 20th November 2015.
The R40 set list included a number of songs never previously played live before. R40 celebrates the band’s forty year career in “reverse-chronological order, taking the audience backwards through time from 2012’s The Anarchist to Working Man, performed as it was in 1974”.
16/10/15: Caravan’s Geoffrey Richardson to release new solo album
Multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger Geoffrey Richardson will release, The Garden Of Love, through Esoteric Antenna (Cherry Red Records) on 6th November 2015.
“The Garden Of Love is Geoffrey Richardson’s new album, on which he explores rock, folk and classical influences, playing Violin, Viola, Flute, Cello, Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Ukelele, Banjo, Mandolin, Keyboards, Tenor & Alto Sax and percussion on the twelve tracks comprising the record.”
01. The Garden Of Love
02. Alleluia 7
03. The Downs
05. Lost In Love
06. My Longest Day
07. Half Moon
08. England, Dear England
09. This Winter
11. A Different Point Of View
12. A Simple Farewell
15/10/15: Oslo’s Progtober Festival draws closer
Three of Oslo’s finest, Pymlico, Gentle Knife and Panzerpappa will be appearing at Progtober on 23rd October 2015 held at Oslo’s Gamla Concert Hall…
PYMLICO‘s music is a mix of progressive rock, fusion, world-, ambient-, film- and pop music – a melodic, complex and dynamic sound with layers of keyboards and guitars. Pymlico’s quest is to prove that music in 2015 does not have to be fronted by a singer and that instrumental music is not something obscure from the 1970s. This has so far led to three album releases: Inspirations (2011), Directions (2012) and Guiding Light (2014).
GENTLE KNIFE is a brand new Norwegian prog band with 10 members. The band sports guitars, bass, keys, percussions, brass and woodwinds, vocals and sound effects. Their eponymous debut album, Gentle Knife (2015) is an 8-part suite recounting the tale of an adventurer’s unfortunate demise in an alluring forest.
PANZERPAPPA is a Norwegian instrumental avant/progressive rock group with an inventive and playful sound – “Progressive Rock with a friendly face”. Panzerpappa is at once reminiscent of inspirational precursors such as Samla Mammas Manna, King Crimson, Henry Cow, Univers Zero and Frank Zappa, while at the same time sounding unmistakably like …themselves! Panzerpappa has released 5 albums: Passer Gullfisk (2000), Hulemysteriet (2002), Farlig Vandring (2004), Koralrevens Klagesang (2006) and Astromalist (2012).
Further details can be found HERE
14/10/15: John Hackett releases video trailer for Another Life
It was announced back in July that John Hackett would be releasing a “new rock album “Another Life” on Esoteric Recordings (Cherry Red)” in late autumn. The album, which features Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips and Nick Magnus, was released on 25th September and today sees the official promo to go with the album.
“Another Life is John Hackett’s long awaited new rock album and is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Checking Out of London (released in 2005). On his new record John Hackett is joined by brother Steve Hackett, ex-Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips and prog legend Nick Magnus to create an evocative musical landscape of powerful rock songs and rich melodies.”
12/10/15: Frost* announce the first gigs for 2016
Following the announcement of a new album next year, comes details of the first UK Frost* dates for 2016.
17/06/16: – Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
18/06/16: Montgomery Hall, Wath On Dearne (CRS promotion)
19/06/16: The Robin 2, Bilston
Visit the TPA Gig Guide for these and more UK gigs from across the progressive music spectrum.
12/10/15: Pagan’s Mind release video track from forthcoming live DVD/CD
Norwegian progressive metallers Pagan’s Mind have released a live video cover version of David Bowie’s Hallo Spaceboy, taken from their upcoming live DVD/CD Full Circle – Live At Center Stage.
“Over 2.5 hours of Pagan’s Mind, playing Celestial Entrance in its entirety and an amazing one-time setlist!” The live DVD/CD will be released on 16th October 2015 as a 2CD/DVD digipak, Blu-ray/2CD, 2LP Gatefold and downloadable through Steamhammer/SPV.
09/10/15: Tortoise release latest album in January 2016
Chicago-based post-rock quintet Tortoise follow-up their 2009, Beacons of Ancestorship, in January 2016 with the release of an eleven track album, The Catastrophist. The album has its roots in a suite of pieces commissioned by the city of Chicago in 2010. Ahead of the release the band have issued Gesceap…
Gesceap taken from the Tortoise album The Catastrophist, to be released on 22nd January 2016 on Thrill Jockey Records.
The band have announced European tour dates for 2016, starting in Denmark on 7th February and concluding in the UK at London’s Village Underground.
08/10/15: Roger Hodgson adds second UK date in 2016
With the Albert Hall concert sold out Roger Hodgson announces another UK date on 28th April 2016 at London’s Palladium Theater.
Roger comments, “With the Albert Hall now sold out, I’m thrilled that we could add a second London show at the iconic Palladium. Being a Brit, the Palladium brings back many memories and I look forward to playing on that legendary stage. Fans who have written to me hoping to hear some of my songs from Supertramp days won’t be disappointed. From School to Breakfast in America to The Logical Song and Fool’s Overture, and many more, I’ll be celebrating the songs that I wrote on my life journey – many of which were inspired by my English upbringing. I’m very glad my UK fans are getting another opportunity to have ‘Breakfast’ with me.”
Visit the TPA Gig Guide for this and more UK gigs from across the progressive music field.
06/10/15: Billy Sherwood releases first video from Citizen
Ahead of the release of Billy Sherwood‘s latest studio album, Citizen, available through Frontiers Records on 6th November 2015, comes the track No Mans Land.
“CITIZEN is Billy’s eighth album of new material, though he sees this as a group effort, “While I’ve created a lot of this record myself I couldn’t have done it without the amazing talents brought to bear by all the great artists who participated. So I feel it’s much more of a collective effort than a solo album. It’s my desire to take this production onto the stage and some of these amazing artists can help bring this concept to life.”
“Each song places the Citizen into a unique set of circumstances where decisions are made that have serious personal and global consequences. In the song “No Man’s Land” (featuring Deep Purple/Dixie Dregs/Kansas guitarist Steve Morse) the Citizen appears as a World War I trench runner who passes the message along to the troops that it’s time to attack; the Citizen remains behind and is, ultimately, the only survivor. “Empire” (with lead vocals by Alan Parsons & violin from Jerry Goodman of the Flock, Dixie Dregs, Mahavishnu Orchestra) finds the Citizen as a conscript legionnaire in the final days of the Roman Empire. “Just Galileo and Me” (sung by Colin Moulding singer/bassist of XTC) shows the Citizen as a protective friend to Galileo, trying to tell the astronomer that he should not tell people that the earth is not flat or he will be labelled as a heretic.”
06/10/15: Steven Wilson’s expanded series of Jethro Tull albums continues
From Steven’s Facebook Page: “Parlophone Records have announced the next in the series of expanded Jethro Tull 40th anniversary sets for release on 27th November, this time for 1976 album “Too Old To Rock’n’Roll: Too Young to Die”. “The TV Special Edition” contains my remixes in stereo and 5.1 surround sound. As with the previous three releases in the series, it consists of 2 CDs and 2 DVDs. CD1 contains a 2015 remix of a version of the album re-recorded for a TV special, and remixes of the 5 album multitrack masters that could be located (alas 5 could not). CD2 consists of a complete flat transfer of the original stereo mix, and 8 bonus tracks, 7 of which are 2015 remixes. Among these are 2 previously unheard songs; Salamander’s Ragtime (completely unrelated to album track Salamander), and Commercial Traveller. A further previously announced out-take Advertising Man was ultimately found to be not sufficiently complete to merit inclusion.
DVD1 features the TV special broadcast in full, making it’s commercial debut and with the remixed soundtrack in high res stereo and 5.1 surround sound. The 5 album track remixes are also included in 5.1 surround sound and high resolution stereo. DVD2 features the bonus tracks in high res audio, 4 also in 5.1 surround sound, and flat transfers of the original stereo and quadraphonic mixes.
As with all of the Tull deluxe editions, this is a limited run, presented in a case-bound DVD book that includes an 80-page booklet with an extensive history of the album, track-by-track annotations by Ian Anderson, plus rare and unseen photographs.
05/10/15: Opeth forced to change venue for 25th Anniversary UK concert
Due to unforeseen circumstances relating to production issues we are forced to announce that the 25th Anniversary concert, ‘An Evening with Opeth’, scheduled for the 18th October 2015 at the London Palladium, will now take place at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane instead, on the same date.
Tickets will be exchanged in order of purchase where possible. Ticket sellers will be in touch very soon to confirm your new seats and exchange your tickets.
The historic Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, situated in central London’s Covent Garden, can be easily reached from several Underground stations (Covent Garden/Holborn/Temple) and is itself just a 20 minute walk from the London Palladium.
Opeth are proud to become the heaviest band to play the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane in all of its 350 year history.
04/10/15: Trettioåriga Kriget to release new album in 2016
Sweden’s Trettioåriga Kriget reveal that a new album, Seaside Air, will be released on the 23rd February 2016.
Trettioåriga Kriget (Thirty Years War) were formed in 1970 in Saltsjöbaden, Stockholm and have released a series of studio albums. In April 2011 TK released, Efter Efter, the last album in the trilogy starting with Elden av år (07) and I början och slutet (04).
More details will follow shortly with the track listing and available formats.
04/10/15: Keith Emerson to release very early recordings from 1963
Cherry Red Records announce the release a CD version of The Keith Emerson Trio, recorded back in 1963 – the earliest known recordings of Keith and taken from one of only four acetates ever produced.
01. You Say You Care
02. There Will Never Be Another You
03. Teenies Blues
04. Winkle Picker Stamp
05. 56 Blues
06. You Came A Long Way From Saint Louis
07. Soul Station
The official release date will be 6th November 2015.
02/10/15: Iamthemorning reveal 5/4 from forthcoming live release
“Taken from their House Of Arts live release which will be out at the end of October.
“From the House Of Arts was recorded during our Belighted release concert in Moscow at the 31st October 2014. A lot of musicians helped us, so the recording sounds rather heavy at times. We thought it might be a good idea to release something like that, because we will hardly ever be able to go and play for the people in Europe as 8-members band. Our first small EU tour is coming in October, and we’ll only able to take our string players with us.”
01/10/15: The Room to release new album in November
The band have invested major time and energy in this impressive release, taking accepted AOR and melodic rock norms and ripping them up to start afresh with a more focused and intense take on the genre. Progressive rock elements – something of a hallmark for The Room – are still here in abundance, ensuring this release will appeal to old and new fans alike.
The 10-track album, including a remixed version of 2015 single Carrie, was recorded at Platform Studios in Berkshire under the auspices of Damon Sawyer, with striking artwork designed by The Room’s guitarist, Steve Anderson.
There is a rich musical heritage at the heart of The Room’s progressive tinged rock – a combination of impressive musicianship, catchy hooks and thought-provoking lyrics. Formed late in 2010, the band performed four hugely successful launch shows including a support slot for the legendary Wishbone Ash.
The release of their acclaimed debut album, ‘Open Fire’, followed in December 2012. Steve Anderson (guitar), Steve Checkley (keyboards), Andy Rowe (bass) and Martin Wilson (vocals) were joined by drummer Chris York in 2013, who replaced original sticksman Andrew Rae.
Having joined Bad Elephant Music earlier this year and following the launch of the digital single ‘Carrie’ in June, the guys have since been hard at work on their sophomore release.
01/10/15: Sunn O))) to release brand new studio album, Kannon, in December 2015
Composed in the aftershadow of SUNN O)))‘s most recent successes in immersive collaboration — the group having worked with Scott Walker on Soused, and Ulver on Terrestrials in 2013 and 2014 — and also from the broad and influential wake of their epitomic Monoliths & Dimensions, Kannon emerged both independently as a conceptual entity and with roots in the legacies of those projects, yet was fully realized years later in 2015. The album consists of three pieces of a triadic whole: “Kannon 1, 2 and 3.”
The album celebrates many SUNN O))) traditions; Kannon was recorded and mixed with SUNN O)))’s close colleague and co-producer Randall Dunn in Seattle, in Studio Litho, Aleph and Avast!, and the LP includes performances by long term allies and collaborators Attila Csihar, Oren Ambarchi, Rex Ritter, and Steve Moore to name a few. At the core, the composition centers around the dynamic and intense guitar and bass interplay of SUNN O)))’s founders: Stephen O’Malley & Greg Anderson.
Kannon will be available on gatefold LP, CD and digital formats worldwide on December 4th, with a limited number of white vinyl available on Black Friday RSD, Friday, November 27th.
01/10/15: Roger Waters’ The Wall [DVD, Blu-ray] set for November release
Just announced, on the day following the worldwide screening in selected cinemas of Roger Waters The Wall for one night only, is the long-awaiting home release of the movie. It is being released as a digital download, as a DVD, a Blu-ray, and a 2-disc Blu-ray special edition, on November 16th, 2015. The physical editions are now available to order through selected outlets, and we have details below of what each edition contains.
There is also an additional release: an album of the Roger Waters The Wall soundtrack is set for release later this year (although no exact date is specified) via Sony Music. We suspect that this will be the concert itself, rather than the film soundtrack which of course is intercut with Roger’s moving road trip.
For those who weren’t able to see it last night, Roger Waters The Wall, written and directed by Roger Waters and Sean Evans combines an immersive and undeniably epic concert experience of the classic Pink Floyd album, a road movie of Waters’ reckoning with the past, and an anti-war protest film, highlighting the human cost of conflict. Roger said: “I’m glad that we have an opportunity to share the film with people on a wider scale. It has had a deep effect on my life; and I’m not the only one. This release provides an opportunity to remember all of our fallen loved ones.”
Roger Waters The Wall was shot during his sold out 2010-13 world tour. Seen by over 4 million fans at 219 shows over a period of three years, the show was the highest grossing tour by any solo artist in history. The film, shot in 4k and mixed in Dolby Atmos, features concert footage from this incredible tour – a reminder of just how good the production was.
Beyond the music, the film follows Roger Waters as he embarks on a deeply personal pilgrimage and reflects on the impact of war with his own family. Woven throughout the film, Waters travels to France to the site where his grandfather is buried, and Italy to a memorial for his father – both lost to war. The journey offers a revealing, candid portrait of a man who is passionately and unapologetically anti-war.
The DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download releases feature bonus footage of Roger Waters visiting the grave of poet and soldier, Frank Thompson, who lost his life during the Second World War. The 2-disc Blu-Ray Special Edition features over 95 minutes of bonus footage, including the unforgettable moment in May 2011 when Roger Waters was joined on stage by David Gilmour and Nick Mason at London’s O2 Arena in a performance of Comfortably Numb and Outside The Wall (Nick only appearing on the latter), as well as driving outtakes from the road movie, art cards, a poster and booklet.
SOURCE: Brain Damage website.
01/10/15: Bruce Soord to release his first solo album in November
The self-titled debut solo album from Bruce Soord, frontman and creative force behind The Pineapple Thief, will be released through Kscope on 27th November 2015. The album was written and performed by Bruce Soord, during the Summer of 2015, at his home studio with additional guitar parts from Darran Charles (from Godsticks).
01. Black Smoke [3:27]
02. Buried Here [4:20]
03. The Odds [3:34]
04. A Thousand Daggers [4:46]
05. Willow Tree [5:14]
06. Born In Delusion [4:10]
07. Field Day Part 1 [3:15]
08. Field Day Part 2 [1:44]
09. Familiar Patterns [4:14]
10. Leaves Leave Me [5:17]
“Having wanted to make a solo album for some time, Soord had a clear vision of what he wanted to do with his new project, but as the journey unfolded, found himself taking surprising paths to create the music.”
SOURCE: Burning Shed.