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Published on 1st January 2017

TPA News – January 2017

Latest Prog News – from across the progressive rock spectrum & continually updated throughout January 2017.


31/01/17: John Wetton ~ RIP

“John Wetton sadly passed away in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 31st January 2017, after a long and courageous battle against colon cancer.”

Steve Hackett spoke of his friend: “I’m totally gutted about John Wetton’s death. Not only was he a wonderful singer and musician, but he was also an incredibly warm person and a particularly special pal.
I loved him like a brother.
You will always be in my heart, John.
Warmest wishes to all on this very sad day.”

Continue reading HERE on TPA.


27/01/17: The Residents release new studio album next month

American avant-garde art collective The Residents, who have racked up an impressive sixty plus catalogue of albums thus far, return next month with the release of, The Ghost of Hope . The band announced the new album, alongside the release of the first single, in November last year.

“Following their long tradition of projects based on narrative themes, The Residents are pleased to announce the release of The Ghost of Hope, an historically accurate album based on train wrecks. Pursuing this theme in both a literal and metaphorical sense, the group discovered a series of vintage news articles highlighting the dangers of train travel in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Inspired by the era’s elegant language, the group then contrasted that eloquence against the sheer horror of these devastating events, resulting in an album that sounds both startlingly new and curiously nostalgic. Using the familiar elements of music, spoken voice, sound effects and audio textures, The Residents have constructed a highly original series of tone poems quite unlike the music of anyone else – except, of course, The Residents.”

Pre-orders are currently available for the deluxe CD version (presented in a 32 page hardback book) of The Ghost of Hope which will be released on 23rd March 2017.


27/01/17: Riverside announce European tour dates for April and May

After recently announcing two special February comeback tribute shows, in their hometown of Warsaw, Riverside have now revealed European tour dates for April/May 2017.

Riverside – Towards The Blue Horizon Tour
20/04/17: Nowy Andegrant, Olsztyn (Poland)
21/04/17: Stary Maneż, Gdańsk (Poland)
22/04/17: B17, Poznań (Poland)
23/04/17: A2, Wrocław (Poland)
26/04/17: Stara Kopalnia, Wałbrzych (Poland)
27/04/17: Mega Club, Katowice (Poland)
28/04/17: Rude Boy, Bielsko Biała (Poland)
29/04/17: MCK, Bydgoszcz (Poland)
05/05/17: Columbia Theater, Berlin (Germany)
06/05/17: Music Hall, Worpswede (Germany)
07/05/17: Markthalle, Hamburg (Germany)
09/05/17: Colos-Saal, Aschaffenburg (Germany)
10/05/17: Z7, Pratteln (Switzerland)
12/05/17: MJC Ô Totem, Lyon (France)
13/05/17: Salamandra 1, Barcelona (Spain)
14/05/17: Teatro Barcelo, Madrid (Spain)
16/05/17: Krakatoa, Bordeaux (France)
17/05/17: Divan du Monde, Paris (France)
19/05/17: Liquid Room, Edinburgh
20/05/17: Marble Factory, Bristol*
21/05/17: The Assembly, Leamington Spa*
22/05/17: Islington Assembly Hall, London
24/05/17: Muziekgieterij, Maastricht, (The Netherlands)
25/05/17: De Boerderij, Zoetermeer (The Netherlands)
26/05/17: Hedon, Zwolle (The Netherlands)
27/05/17: De Pul, Uden (The Netherlands)
28/05/17: Die Kantine, Cologne (Germany)
30/05/17: Łaźnia, Kraków (Poland)
* Two more UK shows to be announced soon – updated 03/02/17

The band commented on their return to the live stage: “2017 must be a better year. And we have to come back to life. But we won’t, unless we come back to the stage… so it is our great pleasure to inform you that Riverside will go back to playing live this year.

After two very special evenings in February, which, for obvious reasons, are going to be unique and one of a kind, we have planned two legs of a special “Towards the Blue Horizon Tour”. The first one will begin in April and May. The second one will start in the autumn and we’ll visit more European countries.


26/01/17: Arjen Lucassen premieres a track from the forthcoming Ayreon album

Taken from the new Ayreon album, The Source which is scheduled for release on 28th April through the Mascot Label Group, is this taster, The Day That The World Breaks Down which features all eleven main guest vocalists.

Members of the band will be performing the “Ayreon Universe” on two nights, 15th & 16th September 2017 at Tilburg’s 03 during September 2017.


26/01/17: Devin Townsend performs Ocean Machine in full during London show

The Devin Townsend Project have announced that the London leg of his tour, in March, will see an exclusive full performance of Ocean Machine: Biomech to celebrate its 20th anniversary. “]

Joining the Devin Townsend Project for all the UK dates will be TesseracT and Leprous

Find these dates and more in the TPA Gig Guide


25/01/17: Katatonia announce UK and Eire dates in May 2017

Katatonia are returning to the UK & Eire for a headline tour in support of their 2016 album The Fall Of Hearts.

You can TPA’s review of The Fall Of Hearts HERE

“Last year, we only got as far as playing London where we focused on the 10th anniversary of ’The Great Cold Distance’ by playing the album in full, so this time we’ll be coming back for more!”

The Fall Of Hearts UK & Eire Tour Dates
07/05/17: Brundenell Social Club, Leeds
08/05/17: The Marble Factory, Bristol
09/05/17: Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton
10/05/17: Engine Rooms, Southampton
11/05/17: Sound Control, Manchester
13/05/17: The Limelight, Belfast
14/05/17: The Academy, Dublin

Tickets go on sale on Friday 27th January 2017…

Find these dates and more in the TPA Gig Guide


24/01/17: Mew announce new album and European tour dates during May

Mew will release their latest studio album, Visuals, on 28th April 2017 and available in vinyl, CD and digital formats. By way of a taster the band have released Carry Me To Safety, taken from the album.

The band have also a short run of tour dates in support of the album during May…

MAY 2017 EUROPEAN TOUR
17/05/17: Paradiso, Amsterdam
19/05/17: Point Ephemere, Paris
20/05/17: Trix, Antwerp
21/05/17: Trinity Centre, Bristol
22/05/17: O2 Ritz, Manchester
23/05/17: O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
25/05/17: Luxor – Köln
26/05/17: Knust – Hamburg
27/05/17: Immergut Festival, Neustrelitz


23/01/17: Jaki Liebezeit ~ RIP

Drummer and founding member of Can, Jaki Liebezeit, has died at the age of 78. In a brief statement on their Facebook page the band revealed:

“It is with great sadness we have to announce that Jaki passed away this morning from sudden pneumonia. He fell asleep peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones. We will miss him hugely.”

“The band – which was formed in West Germany in 1968 and is widely regarded as one of the most influential avant garde rock groups of all time – confirmed his death in a post to its official Facebook page late on Tuesday GMT.

“It is with great sadness we have to announce that Jaki passed away this morning from sudden pneumonia,” read the unsigned post. “He fell asleep peacefully, surrounded by his loved ones. We will miss him hugely.””

SOURCE: The Guardian


22/01/17: Peter Overend Watts ~ RIP

2017 seems to be continuing on from where 2016 left off with the announcement of the passing of Mott The Hoople‘s Peter Overend Watts. A little over a year after former drummer and band-mate Dale ‘Buffin’ Griffin.

Former Mott The Hoople frontman Ian Hunter posted on Twitter: “Oh dear,” he said via Twitter. “My extremely eccentric, lovely mate – Peter Overend Watts – has left the building. Devastated.”

Speaking of his friend keys man Terrence Verden Allen said: “Feeling heartbroken at the news of our beloved Overend leaving us today.

Pete was a warm, funny, intelligent, talented and hugely charismatic person, simply unique in all ways. You’d only need to spend a small amount of time in his company to know that. Whether it was his fishing, rock and roll history or walking exploits, he always had an entertaining story to tell.

There are no words to explain how much he will be missed, and by so many that he was an inspiration to.”


21/01/17: Karibow and Southern Empire announce European dates

Karibow and Australian proggers Southern Empire, have announced a series of European double header gigs as well as an appearance at this year’s Summer’s End.

More dates are to added, but here are Karibow’s latest confirmed tour dates. Keep up to date with all the UK dates with the TPA Gig Guide and TPA Festival Guide.


20/01/17: Tim Bowness launches video for Distant Summers

The track, Distant Summers is taken from his forthcoming album Lost In The Ghost Light, scheduled for release through InsideOut Music on 17th February 2017.

Tim Bowness says of the video: “Distant Summers is the most optimistic song on Lost In The Ghost Light. It’s a recollection of the moment when the musician the album revolves around falls in love with music. It’s the song that answers the questions regarding why he made music in the first place and why he’s sitting in a dressing room 40 years later.

Appropriately, the song features a superb Ian Anderson flute solo. Ian’s music had been something I admired greatly when I was growing up and I did indeed walk around the school playground with a copy of Aqualung under my arm! As such, the song is as much about how and why I became interested in music as it is about the character the album concerns.

Steve Bingham’s evocative violin parts and the sedate feel make this the Ghost Light song that most resembles my work with no-man.

Lyrically, it’s the one time on the album where I partially recycled an earlier song that related to the concept (Songs Of Distant Summers from 2014’s Abandoned Dancehall Dreams). I felt that the sentiment of the song was necessary to Ghost Light, so over a completely different piece of music I re-wrote the lyrics and added a reference to another song (The Great Electric Teenage Dream from 2015’s Stupid Things That Mean The World).

Bob Hodds’ lyric video makes great use of Jarrod Gosling’s artwork for Lost In The Ghost Light. For added amusement / poignancy, there are some subtle nods to the past of a few of the actual musicians involved in the recording.”


19/01/17: Canadian rockers Saga to call it a day in 2017

Michael Sadler from Canada’s Saga has revealed, barring one special performance in 2018, that the band will call it a day in 2017…

In a brief message on the band’s official website Michael posted the following announcement:

Says it all really…


18/01/17: Fish announces UK dates for December 2017

“These are the only dates this year as because of my shoulder operation next month with the extensive recovery period and my commitments to writing and recording the new ‘Weltschmerz’ album I decided to postpone all European touring until Spring 2018.”

Weltschmerz – Clutching At Straws 2017 Tour Dates
08/12/17: Stylus at Leeds University, Leeds
09/12/17: o2 Ritz, Manchester
10/12/17: The Assembly, Leamington Spa
12/12/17: Tramshed, Cardiff
13/12/17: o2 Academy, Bristol
15/12/17: Islington Assembly, London
16/12/17: Islington Assembly, London
19/12/17: Corn Exchange, Cambridge
20/12/17: Wylam Brewery, Newcastle
21/12/17: o2 ABC, Glasgow

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for these dates and more from across the prog spectrum.

“The set list for this tour will include a full performance of the ‘Clutching at Straws’ album on it’s 30th anniversary and as with the ‘2015-16 Farewell to Childhood’ tour will be it’s final full outing.”


17/01/17: Summer’s End announce line-up for 2017 festival

Well almost all the complete line-up as there is still on more headlining act to be announced, however this year’s festival boasts an impressive cast with Frost*, The Tangent and Karmakanic all making welcome returns.. Continue reading HERE on TPA

Date: 6th October – 8th October 2017
Venue: The Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow, NP16 5HJ
Info: Summer’s End

Frost* | The Tangent | Karmakanic | Frank Carducci | Southern Empire | Maschine | Karibow | Elephants Of Scotland | Midnight Sun | Half Past Four | Weendo | one more TBA

Check out our review of last year’s Summer’s End Festival HERE on TPA


17/01/17: Trinity Live confirm final three acts

Kim Seviour, Dec Burke and A Formal Horse have all been added to the Trinity Live 2017 charity event, which be raising money for Cancer Research UK, Macmillan Cancer Support and Teenage Cancer Trust. They will join the previously announced Lonely Robot, Touchstone and Ghost Community at Leamington Assembly Rooms on May 27.

“We are utterly delighted to have these amazing musical acts join the festival,” say the Trinity team. “We are sure they need no introduction but trust us, you will be enthralled! Let’s get The Assembly rammed full of people, make some new friends, make some great memories and help to make a difference.”

Visit the TPA Gig Guide | TPA Festival Guide for these dates and more from across the prog spectrum.


16/01/17: Ian Anderson previews Songs And Horses from forthcoming album

Following in the footsteps of the two festive offerings from Ian Anderson, Pass The Bottle (A Christmas Song) and Ring Out These Bells, comes another taster from the forthcoming Jethro Tull – The String Quartets album scheduled fro release on 24th March 2017.

The String Quartets features Ian Anderson and the Carducci Quartet in adaptions of classic Jethro Tull tracks arranged and orchestrated by John O’Hara.

Recorded in the crypt of Worcester Cathedral and in St Kenelm’s Church, Sapperton, Ian Anderson comments on the album: “Perfect for lazy, long sunny afternoons, crisp winter nights, weddings and funerals.”


16/01/17: ‘Sonic Assassins’ Hawkwind biography gets new edition

Out of print since its original publication in 2004, Hawkwind: Sonic Assassins receives a newly revised and updated print edition in January 2017.

Following on from his highly-acclaimed history of the free festival scene Festivalized (co-written with former Hawkwind singer/performer Bridget Wishart), Ian Abrahams has turned his attention to a full revision of his Hawk-biography, with new research, fresh interviews and insights, and additional chapters taking the story of this iconic band through to their recent, well-received, album The Machine Stops.

Detailing the band’s history from Hawklord-in-chief Dave Brock’s days busking around London and Europe, through their counterculture adventures as Ladbroke Grove’s own ‘People’s Band’ and their classic hit single ‘Silver Machine’ (noted by Hawk-fan Jarvis Cocker as the best live single ever released) and onward into their 40+ years of space-rocking, Sonic Assassins is the definitive biography.

Including recollections from many of the band’s multitude of past and current members, and from super-fans such as Jello Biafra and Matthew Wright, this new edition is a welcome addition to Hawk-lore.

SOURCE: Ian Abrahams


14/01/17: Änglagård reveal promo video for new live DVD

Sweden’s symphonic progressive rockers Änglagård will release “their first ever professionally filmed concert” on 10th February 2017. Live: Made in Norway was filmed at Musikkflekken, Sandvika, Norway on 21st February 2015 and marked the band’s return to the Norwegian stages after a 23 year hiatus.

“Edited by Martin Gustafsson, with audio production and mixing by world renowned audio engineer Alar Suurna, and art design and production by long-time collaborator Joel Barrios, the two-hour performance is a stellar capturing of live art through and through; a perfect testimony of Änglagård’s unique take on progressive rock, showcasing their swirling, angular crescendos along with frenetic rhythms and howling mellotron, blended with truly emotional sudden softer passages.”

TRACK LISTING
01. Introvertus Fugu Part I (Prog på Svenska, 2014)
02. Höstsejd (Epilog, 1994)
03. Längtans Klocka (Viljans Öga, 2012)
04. Jordrök (Hybris, 1993)
05. Sorgmantel (Viljans Öga, 2012)
06. Vandringar i Vilsenhet (Hybris, 1993)
07. El Ímpetu del Bosque
08. Kung Bore (Hybris, 1993)
09. Sista Somrar (Epilog, 1994)

“A sonic rollercoaster of aggressive music in odd meter, subtle parts and melancholic beauty, building suspense and abrupt stops, with a wondrous interplay of sounds, this visual presentation is definitely not for the faint-hearted. Änglagård’s extreme level of delicacy in phrasing and dynamic is a tough match to beat in progressive music and should hold up even in the face of the snootiest of music connoisseurs.”


13/01/17: The Mute Gods launch We Can’t Carry On lyric video

The Mute Gods, who will release their forthcoming second album tardigrades will inherit the earth, on the 24th February 2017, have revealed the first track to be taken from the album…

tardigrades will inherit the earth, the follow up to last year’s well received debut, do nothing till you hear from me – read TPA’s review HERE – sees the trio deliver an “adventurous rock effort infused with timely perspectives on the state of religion, politics, media, and the environment”.

The Mute Gods was founded in 2015 and features Nick Beggs (bassist, Stick and vocals), Roger King (keyboards & guitar) and Marco Minnemann (drums & guitars). Unlike the debut Mute Gods album, which included several special guest appearances, Nick Beggs has chosen to keep this release to the core trio, thus ensuring “a laser focus and consistency…”


13/01/17: Dream The Electric Sleep announce first UK date

US progressive/alternative /post-rock outfit Dream The Electric Sleep have announced their first ever London show on 8th February at the Black Heart. It’s a one off UK date as part of their European tour…

DTES European Tour
27/01/17: Little Devil, Tilburg, Netherlands
29/01/17: Backstage Club, München, Germany
31/01/17: Rockfabrik Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany
01/02/17: Kulturzentrum Schlachthof e.V., Wiesbaden, Germany
02/02/17: Pitcher Dusseldorf, Germany
03/02/17: Musik & Frieden Berlin, Germany
05/02/17: Hafenklang, Hamburg, Germany
08/02/17: Our Black Heart, London, UK*
*Free entry show

SOURCE: I Like Press


13/01/17: Bad Elephant to re-release Rog Patterson’s Flightless

The six tracks on Rog Patterson‘s original Flightless album were recorded in a tiny studio in Nottingham in late 1988, with the album being released (on vinyl only) the following Spring. Bad Elephant Music will re-release the album, including three bonus tracks, on 3rd February 2017.

To quote Rog himself: “In a last-ditch attempt to avoid recording my ‘new’ solo album, I have somehow persuaded those fine but rather silly folk at Bad Elephant Music to release the old one again, including demo versions of three tracks which would have been on the next album had I ever got around to recording it. That’s still imminent, though as ‘30 years late’ is intrinsically funnier than ‘28 years late’, I wouldn’t hold your breath”.

The extended version of Flightless will be available on CD & Digital formats.


12/01/17: Kepler Ten release debut album in February

Southampton based, melodic/progressive hard rock trio, Kepler Ten will release their debut album, Delta-V through White Star Records on 10th February 2017. The band released the first single, Time and Tide, on 18th November 2016…

“Kepler Ten’s debut album ‘Delta-v’ was mixed and mastered by John Mitchell and will be released on February 10th 2017. Lyrically there are two main themes that are woven throughout the album. The first is the sun which effectively bookends ‘Delta-v’. The opening track – Ultraviolet – begins with the sound of the rising sun breaking the horizon and beginning a brand new day. The other theme that run through ‘Delta-v’ is a human one. Our need to be able to come to terms with situations and to have the courage to change course.”

SOURCE: White Star Records


12/01/17: John Wetton to miss first leg of Journey/Asia Tour

In a brief statement on his website John Wetton reveals that, on medical advice, he will not be appearing at this year’s Cruise to the Edge and also the first leg of the Journey/Asia tour, which starts in March 2017. Billy Sherwood will be standing in for theses shows…

“I am disappointed to announce that, on the advice of my medical team, I have to withdraw from Cruise to the Edge, and from the first leg of the Journey tour, March 15 – April 4.
I will soon be starting a new medical chemotherapy procedure, under which I will not be able to fly.

I am grateful to the promoters of the cruise. I wish them pleasant sailing and I know my friends on the cruise, both artists and fans, will have a ball on the ocean wave, I will be with you all in spirit.

My good friend Billy Sherwood will fill in for me within Asia, keeping my seat warm during the initial 12 Journey dates. While I am naturally disappointed to miss the beginning of what I know will be an historic ASIA tour, I am intending to return to the stage with Asia later in 2017, dates soon to be announced. I know this decision will be in the best interests of my health and our fans, in the long run.”


11/01/17: Kansas release video for Rhythm In The Spirit

Kansas have launched a live concert video for the track Rhythm In The Spirit, taken from the bands recent studio album The Prelude Implicit released last September. You can read TPA’s review HERE.

The band had this to say: “It’s been a long time since we’ve made a one song concert video and we had a great time doing it! ‘Rhythm in the Spirit’ was our unanimous first choice and we are very happy with how it turned out.”

Kansas’ Richard Williams spoke to TPA shortly before the release of The Prelude Implicit – you can find out what he had to say HERE.


08/01/17: Future Publishing buys TeamRock

According to the Guardian UK based media company Future Publishing, who currently publish over fifty magazines, have purchased the magazines, events and licence for the Team Rock digital radio service for £800K…

“The acquisition of these classic rock brands with their associated magazines, events and websites marks a further step in our buy and build strategy,” commented Zillah Byng-Thorne, chief executive of Future Publishing.

“It further reinforces our creation of a leading global specialist media platform with data at its heart, which we are monetising through diversified revenue streams. We look forward to developing further these iconic and much-loved brands and to continuing to serve their communities of dedicated enthusiasts around the world.”

Read the full article HERE


08/01/17: O.R.k. to release new studio album next month

Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari (vocals), Colin Edwin (bass), Mart Sui Tubi (guitar) and Pat Mastelloto (drums), collectively O.R.k., follow up their well received RareNoise Records debut album, Inflamed Rides, with a new studio release, Soul Of An Octopus, scheduled for release late next month.

“Because of the presence of drummer Mastelloto, it would be easy to draw comparisons to King Crimson for this project. (The opener “Too Numb” in particular has a kind of Discipline vibe in its interlocking ostinatos that create a hypnotic latticework pattern against Fornasari’s menacing vocals). One can also hear traces of such artistically inclined groups as Pink Floyd in ambitious tunes like “Scarlet Water…”

Soul Of An Octopus will be released 24th February 2017.


06/01/17: Cairo announce new vocalist

cairo-2017Regrettably, as some of you who attended our U.K. gigs will be aware, vocalist Rachel Hill left the band a few months ago due to health issues.

The band want to thank her for her hard work, professionalism and dedication whilst in the band and want to wish her good health, much happiness and every success in the future.

The band is, however, pleased to be able to announce that Lisa Driscoll, who kindly stood in on a temporary basis during the debut album gigs in November 2016, has become a permanent member of Cairo with immediate effect.

SOURCE: Cairo


04/01/17: Album teaser from new Thinking Plague studio album

Taken from their forthcoming studio album, Hoping Against Hope, which will be released through Cuneiform Records on 10th February 2017 is the track The Echoes Of Their Cries

“Hoping Against Hope offers listeners the consolation that they are not alone. But more than that, this intellectually complex work offers tools to help us make sense, affectively at least, of the whole sorry mess.”


03/01/17: Bill Rieflin returns to the King Crimson fold

Robert Fripp reveals on the DGMLive site that Bill Rieflin has returned from his sabbatical and marks a new phase in the band’s history as the line-up now extends to an eight piece.

bill-rieflin

“The Seven-Headed Beast is about to become the Double Quartet as Bill Rieflin returns from his sabbatical. Robert Fripp has announced the new phase in the King Crimson line-up via his updated diary.

Existing repertoire will be re-calibrated for the about-to-be-becoming King Crimson Double Quartet Formation. King Crimson is the first group of which Jeremy has been a full-member. Jeremy became a full-contributor to the Seven-Headed Beast during the 2017 EuroTour, a remarkable achievement for Jezza to adopt the entire repertoire on both drums and keyboards. Bill is presently returning from his Sabbatical, and now The Beast has Eight Heads.

Jeremy and Bill are both multi-instrumental, so King Crimson is likely to be making a lot more noise than before. Even.”

Robert Fripp also announced that KC will be touring in the US – “beginning in Seattle and down the West Coast during early June to July; continuing to the East Coast in the Autumn. My gratitude to David Singleton at DGM, and Declan Colgan of Panegyric, who together make available to King Crimson a degree of independence within the music industry that is exceptionally rare.”

Further details will be posted in the coming weeks.

SOURCE: DGMLive


02/01/17: Gordon Giltrap & Paul Ward to release new studio album

Gordon Giltrap along with keyboard player/producer Paul Ward will release, The Last Of England, a new studio album on 20th January 2017.

giltrap-wardTRACK LISTING
01. The Last Of England
02. All The Days Of May
03. Spring
04. Elegy (Chatterton)
05. April Love
06. The Light Of The World
07. Work
08. Loren
09. The Anna Fantasia
10. This Father’s Love
11. Sadie In May
12. Ania’s Dream
13. Plas Oriel
14. A Promise Fulfilled

“The Last Of England is an innovative new album that crosses several styles from prog to folk rock to pop to classical in the unique style that Gordon has developed and honed over his career.”

The Last Of England will be released on 20th January 2017 through Angle Air Records.


02/01/17: Resistor release latest studio album today

Underground is the latest studio album from Resistor, released today, the 77 minute concept album from the Steve Unruh camp follows in a series of releases which started back in 2008 with their self-titled debut. Listen to the second track released from Underground below:

Visit the Steve Unruh website for more details.


21/03/17: Threshold announce European tour dates in support of new album

UK progressive metallers Threshold, who recently revealed an autumn release date for their 11th studio album, Legends Of The Shires, have announced the tour dates in support of the album.

28/11/17: Weert, Bosuil [NL]
29/11/17: Markthalle, Hamburg [DE]
30/11/17: Lido, Berlin [DE]
01/12/17: Colos Saal, Aschaffenburg [DE]
02/12/17: Feierwerk, Munich [DE]
03/12/17: Z7, Pratteln [CH]
05/12/17: Club Cann, Stuttgart [DE]
06/12/17: Musikzentrum, Hannover [DE]
07/12/17: De Kreun, Kortrijk [BE]
08/12/17: Turock, De Essen [DE]
09/12/17: Boerderij, Zoetermeer [NL]
10/12/17: O2 Islington Academy, London [UK]

Support for the dates are: Damnation Angels and Day Six


01/01/17: RosFest announce more acts for this year’s festival

rosfest-2017-banner

Over the festive season the RosFest organisers announced that Sweden’s Moon Safari would return for the 2017 edition of the festival as the Friday night headliners.

“Moon Safari was formed back in 2003 and have steadily built an audience through memorable albums and live performances. With more than half a dozen albums to their name so far, two of which celebrate the strength of their live performances. The first of these, “The Gettysburg Address” from 2012, documenting their most excellent concert at our festival in 2011.”

Also returning this year will be UK based Kyros, who originally appeared back in 2015 as Synaesthesia and also announced during December were Evership from Nashville Tennessee Nashville, formed around the composer and musician Shane Atkinson.

RosFest 2017 takes place between 5th & 7th May 2017 at the Majestic Theater in Gettysburg and this year’s programme includes Änglagård, The Neal Morse Band, The Aaron Clift Experiment, Unified Past, Edensong, The Fierce And The Dead, ProgNation, Kyros, Evership and Moon Safari.


01/01/17: Welcome to 2017

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01/01/17: Prog-Watch & The Progressive Aspect present 12 Of The Best Of 2016!

Before we leave 2016 behind us a reminder that in December, TPA teamed up with big Tony Roswick over at Prog-Watch for a special year-end round-up of some of the albums that captured the team’s imagination. Tony added one his own selections to make it a round dozen. You can hear Tony’s show HERE.

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You can also discover more of the albums that captured the TPA imagination during 2016 in our Pick of 2016


December 2016: News Headlines




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