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Published on 2nd January 2019

TPA News – January 2019

Latest Prog News from across the progressive rock spectrum & updated throughout January 2019.


15/01/19: RPWL Set To Release Tales From Outer Space Along With European Tour

RPWL will release their ninth studio album Tales From Outer Space on the 22nd March 2019. Unlike previous releases, the new album will have a science fiction focus. Singer and keyboardist Yogi Lang explains: “This time it didn’t turn out to be a concept album in the true sense. But there are seven short stories about science fiction. For us it was not only thematically very interesting, but also musically an unbelievable playground, which literally invited us to experiment with sounds and all imaginable musical stylistic devices“.

The band comprise Yogi Lang on vocals & keyboards, Kalle Wallner on guitar & bass, Markus Jehle on keyboards and Marc Turiaux on drums.

Track Listing
A New World
Welcome To The Freak Show
Light Of The World
Not Our Place To Be
What I Really Need
Give Birth To The Sun
Far Away From Home

Tour Dates

02 April | UK-London, Boston Music Rooms
03 April | UK-Bilston, The Robin
04 April | UK-Glasgow, Ivory Blacks
05 April | UK-Chepstow, Winter’s End
07 April | NL-Zoetermeer, De Boerderij
08 April | D-Bremen, Meisenfrei
09 April | D-Hamburg, Logo
10 April | PL-Bydgoszcz, Klub Kuznia
11 April | PL-Warsaw, Progresja
12 April | PL-Piekary Slaskie
13 April | PL-Suchy Las/Poznan, tba.
14 April | D-Reichenbach, Artrock-Festival
16 April | D-Berlin, Maschinenhaus
17 April | CZ-Prague, tba.
18 April | D-Isernhagen, Bluesgarage
19 April | B-Verviers, Spirit of 66
20 April | F-Pagney-derrière-Barine, Chez Paulette
22 April | CH-Pratteln, Z7
23 April | D-Stuttgart, clubCANN
24 April | D-Rheine, Hypothalamus
25 April | D-Oberhausen, Zentrum Altenberg
26 April | D-Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
27 April | D-Freising, Lindenkeller

SOURCE: Gentle Art Of Music


13/01/19: King Crimson Celebrating 50 Years

King Crimson have unveiled today their extensive plans to celebrate 50 years of the band. The year long celebrations will include 50 Concerts for 2019 staged across three continents including three dates at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Physical music releases to include:
February: King Crimson 1972 – 74 – the second boxed set of 6LPs from Larks’ Tongues in Aspic to the expanded USA in 200 gram vinyl.
May: Heaven and Earth: Multi-disc CD/ DVD-a/Blu-Ray set covering the period from the late 1990s – 2008 – completing the availability of all King Crimson studio albums in 5.1 multi-channel audio.
June: Sid Smith’s out-of-print biography, In the Court of King Crimson will be published in a revised, updated and expanded edition.
October: Complete 1969 Recordings CD/DVD-a/Blu-Ray set – completing the availability of all King Crimson studio albums on Blu-Ray.
50 Collectors’ Club Releases – CLUB48, CLUB49 and CLUB50 – the final three in the Collectors Club series, taking it 50 releases in the band’s 50th year.
In The Court of the Crimson King Companion & Boxed Set – to be released in October to coincide with the original release date of King Crimson’s debut album on 12th October 1969
Limited edition expanded boxed set of “In The Court of the King Crimson”
50 special Digital music releases, KC 50: 50 tracks, 1 per week featuring a new, rare or alternate take from across the KC catalogue accompanied by a special spoken word introduction by King Crimson manager/producer David Singleton.
Documentary: Cosmic F*Kc: The King Crimson documentary and accompanying soundtrack directed by Toby Amies. To be released in late 2019.

Limited edition Silk Screen prints of Barry Godber’s famous “Screaming Face” cover from “In The Court of the Crimson King”

Clothing: 12 special 50th anniversary T-shirts, complementing the artwork for the KC50 digital download series.

SOURCE: DGM Live


13/01/19: New Tim Bowness album Flowers at the Scene Set for 1st March 2019 Release

The new Tim Bowness album “Flowers at the Scene”, co-produced by Steven Wilson and mixed together under the No-Man moniker, is now available to pre-order for 1st March release.

The album is their first joint production in over a decade and features contributions from an impressive array of musicians including Peter Hammill, Andy Partridge (XTC), Kevin Godley (10cc), Colin Edwin, Jim Matheos (Fates Warning/OSI), David Longdon (Big Big Train), co-producer Brian Hulse (Plenty), Australian trumpeter Ian Dixon, and drummers Tom Atherton and Dylan Howe. The Curator, David K Jones, violinist Fran Broady and Charles Grimsdale also make an appearance.

Wilson says: “I think the album is wonderful. It features 11 diverse and concise songs of propulsive Art Rock, heartbreaking ballads and quirky pop, delivering cinematic storytelling and confessional lyrics.

Track Listing
1) I Go Deeper (4.16)
2) The Train That Pulled Away (4.04)
3) Rainmark (4.15)
4) Not Married Anymore (3.31)
5) Flowers At The Scene (3.05)
6) It’s The World (3.04)
7) Borderline (3.46)
8) Ghostlike (5.09)
9) The War On Me (3.48)
10) Killing To Survive (4.00)
11) What Lies Here (4.01)

SOURCE: Steven Wilson and Burning Shed


13/01/19: Symphony X Announce European Tour for May and June 2019

Progressive metal band Symphony X have announced an eleven country European tour beginning in May 2019. The the five piece band from New Jersey will kick things off on May 7th in Lyon, France and bring the tour to a conclusion in Gelsenkirchen, Germany at the Rock Hard Festival.

“We are really excited about the upcoming tour! Can’t wait to get back on the road and look forward to seeing everyone again very soon!”, says the band.

Tour Dates
2019-05-07  Lyon (Ninkasi Kao) FR
2019-05-08  Pratteln (Z7) CH
2019-05-10  Treviso (New Age) IT
2019-05-11  Bologna (Estragon) IT
2019-05-12  Rome (Orion) IT
2019-05-14  Milan (Alcatraz) IT
2019-05-15  München (Backstage) DE
2019-05-16  Ludwigsburg (Rockfabrik) DE
2019-05-17  Berlin (Lido) DE
2019-05-18  Hannover (Faust) DE
2019-05-19  Copenhagen (Amager Bio) DK
2019-05-21  Oslo (Rockefeller) NO
2019-05-22  Stockholm (Klubben) SE
2019-05-24  Helsinki (Nosturi) FI
2019-05-26  Gothenburg (Pustervik) SE
2019-05-28  Hamburg (Knust) DE
2019-05-29  Dresden (Beatpol) DE
2019-05-31  Aschaffenburg (Colos-Saal) DE
2019-06-01  Vosselaar (Biebob) BE
2019-06-02  Nijmegen (FortaRock) NL
2019-06-04  Coventry (Empire) GB
2019-06-05  Holmfirth (Picturedrome) GB
2019-06-06  London (Electric Ballroom) GB
2019-06-07  Paris (La Machine du Moulin Rouge) FR
2019-06-08  Gelsenkirchen (Rock Hard Festival) DE

SOURCE: Nuclear Blast


12/01/19: Threshold Announce Tour and Festival Dates for 2019

Following on from the release of Two-Zero-One-Seven in October 2018 and a raft of UK and European dates, Threshold will be returning to the stage in 2019. The band have announced a series of major festival appearances in Europe, Scandinavia, the Baltic States and the USA and are billed as Friday headliners for Ready For Prog Festival in Toulouse.

Tour Dates

APR 06  Winter’s End Festival, Chepstow, UK
MAY 22  Rockclub Tapper, Tallin, Estonia
MAY 23  Tavastia, Helsinki, Finland
MAY 24  We Låve Rock Festival, Hurum, Norway (Performing the whole Legends Of The Shires album)
MAY 25  We Låve Rock Festival, Hurum, Norway
SEP 07  ProgPower USA, Atlanta, USA
OCT 11  Ready For Prog Festival, Toulouse, France

SOURCE: Threshold


11/01/19: Dream Theater to Release 14th Studio Album Distance Over Time with Supporting Tour

Dream Theater have announced the release of their 14th studio album Distance Over Time. The album is their first with new label InsideOutMusic and follows on from The Astonishing which was released three years ago.

John Petrucci believes the album represents a new spirit of creativity and adventure for the band. “When I listen back to the album, I can distinctly recall every moment of the writing process; where I was standing in the room, what inspired us in that instant and the meaning behind each song. As a producer, my goal was to try and create the best-sounding Dream Theater record we’ve ever made so that listeners can just be enveloped in the music. I really wanted this recording to truly reflect the spirit, joy and passion that went into making the album and for people to walk away feeling some of the organic nature, personality and raw energy that the band captured while together in the studio. For me, I think it accomplishes that and I hope that other people will feel the same way.”

An extensive US tour along with dates in Europe have also been confirmed.

Tour Dates

WED, MAR 20  BALBOA THEATRE  SAN DIEGO, CA
THU, MAR 21  THE WILTERN, LOS ANGELES, CA
FRI, MAR 22  THE WILTERN LOS ANGELES, CA
SUN, MAR 24  THE MASONIC SF, CA
TUE, MAR 26  PARAMOUNT THEATRE, DENVER, CO
THU, MAR 28  THE ORDWAY, ST PAUL, MN
FRI, MAR 29  THE CHICAGO THEATRE, CHICAGO, IL
SUN, MAR 31  MILLER HIGH LIFE THEATRE, MILWAUKEE, WI
TUE, APR 02  THE FILLMORE DETROIT, DETROIT, MI
THU, APR 04  SONY CENTRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, TORONTO, CANADA
FRI, APR 05  PLACE DES ARTS – SALLE WILFRID-PELLETIER, MONTRÉAL, CANADA
SAT, APR 06  THEATRE CAPITOLE-CABARET DU, QUÉBEC, CANADA
MON, APR 08  ORPHEUM THEATRE, BOSTON, MA
TUE, APR 09 TOYOTA PRESENTS OAKDALE, WALLINGFORD, CT
WED, APR 10  COUNT BASIE CENTER FOR THE ARTS, RED BANK, NJ
FRI, APR 12  BEACON THEATRE, NEW YORK, NY
SAT, APR 13  TOWER THEATER, UPPER DARBY, PA
MON, APR 15  WARNER THEATRE, WASHINGTON, DC
WED, APR 17  TPAC, NASHVILLE, TN
MON, APR 22  OVENS AUDITORIUM, CHARLOTTE, NC
TUE, APR 23  TABERNACLE, ATLANTA, GA
WED, APR 24  HARD ROCK, ORLANDO, FL
FRI, APR 26  MAHAFFEY THEATER, ST. PETERSBURG, FL
SAT, APR 27  MORAN THEATER, JACKSONVILLE, FL
MON, APR 29  THE BOMB FACTORY, DALLAS, TX
TUE, APR 30  REVENTION MUSIC CENTER, HOUSTON, TX
WED, MAY 01  BASS CONCERT HALL, AUSTIN, TX
SAT, MAY 04  AUTODROMO HERMANOS RODRIGUEZ, MÉXICO D.F., MEXICO
THU, JUN 13  FIRENZE ROCKS, FIRENZE, ITALY
SAT, JUN 15  TURBINENHALLE, OBERHAUSEN, GERMANY
SUN, JUN 16  DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL, CASTLE DONINGTON, UNITED KINGDOM
WED, JUN 19  GASKLOCKORNA GAVLE, BRYNÄS, SWEDEN
FRI, JUN 21  HELLFEST OPEN AIR FESTIVAL, CLISSON, FRANCE
SAT, JUN 29  TONS OF ROCK FESTIVAL, EKEBERG, NORWAY
WED, JUL 03  NATIONAL PALACE OF CULTURE, HALL 1, SOFIA, BULGARIA
FRI, JUL 05  ROCK THE CASTLE, VILLAFRANCA DI VERONA, ITALY
SUN, JUL 07  ROCK FEST BARCELONA, SANTA COLOMA DE GRAMENET, SPAIN
SAT, JUL 13  PROG IN PARK, WARSAW, POLAND
SUN, JUL 14  MASTERS OF ROCK 2019, VIZOVICE, CZECH REPUBLIC
SAT, JUL 20  ZITADELLE, MZ, GERMANY
SUN, JUL 21  ZELTSPEKTAKEL, WINTERBACH, GERMANY
WED, JUL 24  METALDAYS, TOLMIN, SLOVENIA
FRI, JUL 26  ARTMANIA FESTIVAL 2018, SIBIU, ROMANIA

SOURCE: InsideOutMusic and Dream Theater


10/01/19: Franck Carducci Band Preparing for a New Album and 13 date UK and European 2019 Tour

Franck Carducci will be returning for the fourth time to the United Kingdom for an extensive 6 date tour which will see the band take in London, Cambridge, Liverpool, Newcastle, Glasgow and Stourport.

They are presently recording a third studio album. The tour begins in France and, after visiting the UK, moves on to Belgium, Germany, Norway, back to France and finishing in The Netherlands.

Tour Dates

16/03/2019 (20:00) : Salle Pierre Noyer, Genilac [France]
19/03/2019 (19:30) : The Bedford, London [England]
20/03/2019 (19:30) : The Portland Arms, Cambridge [England]
21/03/2019 (19:30) : The Zanzibar Club, Liverpool [England]
22/03/2019 (19:30) : Think Tank?, Newcastle upon Tyne [England]
23/03/2019 (19:30) : Ivory Blacks, Glasgow [Scotland]
24/03/2019 (15:00) : The Civic Centre, Stourport on Severn [England] Fusion festival
06/04/2019 (20:00) : The Spirit of 66, Verviers [Belgium] Convention Prog-Resiste
13/04/2019 (14:00) : Neuberinhaus, Reichenbach im Vogtland [Germany] Art-Rock festival
27/04/2019 (18:00) : Cosmopolite, Oslo [Norway]
18/05/2019 (20:00) : JackJack, Lyon (Bron) [France]
12/07/2019 (19:00) : Parc des expositions, Villeneuve-sur-Lot [France] Rock and Roll Circus festival
22/09/2019 (19:00) : De Boerderij, Zoetermeer [Netherlands] Prog Dreams Festival

SOURCE: The Franck Carducci Band


10/01/19: The Emerald Dawn to Release Nocturne on 1st February 2019

St Ives based band The Emerald Dawn are set to release their third studio album Nocturne on 1st February 2019. The band consist of Ally Carter on electric and acoustic guitars, tenor and soprano saxophones, keyboards, and vocals; David Greenaway on fretless and fretted bass guitars; Tom Jackson on drums; and Tree Stewart on keyboards, piano, flute, acoustic guitar, and vocals.

To mark the release the band are playing at The Acorn in Penzance on 18th January 2019 where David Greenaway will joining them for the first time.  Further appearances include MegFest (Falmouth) in May and Danfest9 in November.

Nocturne follows on from Searching for the Lost Key (2014) and Visions (2017) and will be available on CD and digital download.

Track Listing

1. Prologue (0.30)
2. As Darkness Falls (10:44)
3. Moonlight (8:33)
4. In the Dead of the Night (10:43)
5. The Child Within (20:45)

The Emerald Dawn were originally formed in Edinburgh before moving to the South West, where they were joined by jazz drummer Tom Jackson and, more recently, by bass player David Greenaway.

SOURCE: The Emerald Dawn


09/01/19: Dewa Budjana Releases Mahandini on MoonJune Records

Balinese guitarist Dewa Budjana has released his 11th solo studio album on MoonJune Records. Mahandini features Jordan Rudess, Mohini Dey and Marco Minnemann. There are also special guest appearances by John Frusciante, Mike Stern and Soimah Pancawati.

“The title Mahandini comes from two words, Maha & Nandini: Maha means means big, great and Nandini means ‘the vehicle that carries the God Shiva’ in indian. Using this word as the name for this great line-up resulted in a good sign, it sounded like I had a Great Vehicle for my music. I was lucky!” 

Track Listing

1. Crowded (feat. John Frusciante) 05:55
2. Queen Kanya 06:59
3. Hyang Giri (feat. Soimah Pancawati) 07:44
4. Jung Oman 06:52
5. ILW (feat. Mike Stern) 06:39
6. Mahandini 08:17
7. Zone (feat. John Frusciante) 05:56

Budjana made his debut on MoonJune Records in 2012 and has gone on to release a large international collection of progressive music albums as a solo artist.

SOURCE: MoonJune Records


08/01/19: Mono Announce ‘Nowhere Now Here’ European Tour for April + May 2019 with Arabrot and Jo Quail

MONO will celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2019.  A new album Nowhere Now Here will be released this month before they embark on a European Tour where they will perform their classic Hymn to the Immortal Wind album in full on the main stage at Roadburn Festival in Tilburg  in April this April, accompanied by the Jo Quail Quartet.

Nowhere Now Here will then become the focus of the tour. Joining them will be Norwegian art rock band Arabrot and Jo Quaila one-woman cello ensemble.

Tour Dates are as follows;

11/04 – NL Tilburg, Roadburn Festival (performing Hymn to the Immortal Wind with the Jo Quail Quartet) * no Arabrot
14/04 – DE Bochum, Rotunde
15/04 – DE Berlin, BiNuu
16/04 – PL Gdansk, B90
17/04 – PL Warsaw, Hydrogazadka
18/04 – PL Krakow, Zet Pe Te
19/04 – CZ Prague, Underdogs
20/04 – AT Vienna, Szene * no Arabrot
21/04 – HU Budapest. Durer Kert * no Jo Quail
23/04 – BG Sofia, Mixtape5
25/04 – HR Zagreb, Mochvara
26/04 – SI Ljubljana, Kino Siska * no Arabrot
27/04 – IT Bologna, TPO
28/04 – CH Zurich, Bogen F
29/04 – DE Munich, Strom
30/04 – DE Karlsruhe, Jubez
02/05 – DE Leipzig, UT Connewitz
03/05 – BE Arlon, Aralunaires
04/05 – UK Brighton, The Haunt
05/05 – UK Leicester, Handmade Festival
06/05 – UK Manchester, Gorilla

SOURCE: For The Lost


08/01/19: Arena Tour 2019

Ahead of the first date in Arena’s 2019 tour, the band have announced the opening date will be the last time audiences will be able to hear The Visitor  in its entirety. The band then head to Canada before returning to the UK and Europe with a new set list featuring Elijah Shade and a selection from their back catalogue.

Dates are as follows:

MARCH 02 – MONTGOMERY HALL, WATH,
APRIL 03 – ACADEMY 3, MANCHESTER,
APRIL 04 – THE ROBIN 2, BILSTON,
APRIL 05 – WATERFRONT STUDIO, NORWICH, 
APRIL 06 – ULU, LONDON
APRIL 09 – Z7, PRATTELN, SWITZERLAND
APRIL 10 – BACKSTAGE, MUNICH, GERMANY
APRIL 11 – DAS RIND, RUSSELSHEIM, GERMANY
APRIL 12 – ZECHE CARL, ESSEN, GERMANY
APRIL 13 – BOERDERJI, ZOETERMEER, NETHERLANDS
APRIL 14 – NEUBERINHAUS, REICHENBACH, GERMANY

SOURCE: Arena 


07/01/19: The Mute Gods announce new studio album

The Mute Gods announce the release of their third studio album, Atheists and Believers, scheduled for 22nd March 2019 via InsideOut Music. The band, Nick Beggs, Marco Minnemann and Roger King reveal the new album will feature some special guests including Alex Lifeson, Craig Blundell, Rob Townsend and Lula.

“The album’s key message is that we now empower stupid people and don’t listen to educated, informed experts anymore because truth is no longer fashionable.”

The Mute Gods - Atheists and BelieversTRACK LISTING

01. Atheists and Believers
02. One Day
03. Knucklehed
04. Envy the Dead
05. Sonic Boom
06. Old Men
07. The House Where Love Once Lived
08. Iridium Heart
09. Twisted World, Godless Universe
10. I Think Of You

Pre-ordering and further details to be announced soon…

SOURCE: The Mute Gods


04/01/19: Mike Oldfield’s The Killing Fields to be released as Limited Edition Deluxe Box-Set

The Killing Fields is a 1984 British biographical drama film about the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, which is based on the experiences of two journalists: Cambodian Dith Pran and American Sydney Schanberg. Directed by Roland Joffé, produced by David Puttnam and the musical score was written by Mike Oldfield and orchestrated by David Bedford.

“The Killing Fields” is the 10th record album by Mike Oldfield, originally released in 1984 on Virgin Records. It is the only full-length film score written by Mike Oldfield with the music was orchestrated by David Bedford.

Oldfield spent six months working on the score for “The Killing Fields” before going on tour, but when Oldfield returned, the producers of the film asked for more music to be written, prompting Oldfield to ask for the use of an orchestra and a choir; three months later the score was finished.

This deluxe box set brings together both the soundtrack CD and the film DVD for the first time, along with reproduction memorabilia from the film and a numbered certificate.

The Killing Fields Deluxe Box Set is available for pre-order – HERE

SOURCE: Glass Onyon PR


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