News TPA April 2014

Published on 30th April 2014

TPA News ~ April 2014

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30/04/2014: There are unconfirmed reports that Jon Heisman and Barbara Thompson will perform as part of Colosseum for a series of German concerts towards the end of this year.

Colosseum Tourdates – Germany 2014
02.11.2014: Mainz Frankfurter Hof
05.11.2014: Karlsruhe Tollhaus
06.11.2014: Berlin Kesselhaus
08.11.2014: Worpswede Musichall
11.11.2014: Stuttgart Theaterhaus
12.11.2014: Nürnberg Hirsch
13.11.2014: Aschaffenburg Colos – Saal
14.11.2014: Bonn Brückenforum

30/04/2014: Marillion announce initial details of 2015 Weekend Conventions. Prog Mag reveal that the band will play Anoraknophobia & Marbles albums in full at Wolverhampton Civic and a “similar bill will be performed at CenterParcs, Port Zelande, Holland on March 20-22 and at L’Olympia, Montreal, Canada on April 24-26”.

30/04/2014: Recent additions this week to the TPA CD Reviews Section include: Xavi Reija – Resolution, Molly Bloom – All Pressure and the self titled Spoke Of Shadows album.

29/04/2014: Australian progressive metal quintet, Voyager, will release its fifth studio album, V, in North America on June 3 with distribution through Nightmare Records. Read the full article HERE at TPA

29/04/2014: 10T Records announce a new release from FARPOINT, entitled Paint The Dark, on 6th May 2014 and with a “street date” of 17th June 2014.

“Paint the Dark features Dean Hallal on vocals, Kevin Jarvis on guitars, keyboards, mandolin, and vocals, Abby Thompson on vocals and piano, Frank Tyson on basses, guitars, and vocals, and Rick Walker on drums and percussion. Special guests include Christi Hunter Brownlow on violin and Jennifer Meeks Weich on flute.”

Source: 10T Records.

29/04/2014:  Haken have confirmed that Conner Green will be their permanent bassist, replacing Tom MacLean who left last year. You can read the TPA report of Tom’s departure HERE.

28/04/2014: The long-running battle that resulted in two versions of Queensryche has been resolved. In a joint statement on Sunday evening: “We wanted to let Queensryche fans around the world know that an amicable settlement has been reached between Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield, Michael Wilton and Geoff Tate with regard to the future of the Queensryche name.” Read the full article from The Seattle Times – HERE.

26/04/2014: To mark their fortieth anniversary Japan’s progressive jazz rock ensemble Kenso are to release a new album. No details are available at this moment in time, however indications are that the release date will be mid to late June.

25/04/2014:  Following on from the announcement of UK dates for the Back to Front tour (read the TPA article HERE)  – today sees dates in France revealed.

13 Nov 2014: Strasbourg, Zenith
15 Nov 2014: Nantes, Zenith
16 Nov 2014: Toulouse, Zenith
26 Nov 2014: Lyon, Halle Tony Garnier

24/04/2014: InsideOut Music have announced that three of their bands will join forces for a UK & Irish tour later this year. Haken, Leprous & Maschine will undertake a series of gigs during October & November 2014. Read the TPA report HERE.

23/04/2014:   Following the phenomenal response to the recent Back to Front tour dates, the recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Peter Gabriel, has confirmed a further series of Back to Front arena shows in the UK and Ireland. (read the TPA article HERE)  – visit the TPA GigGuide for all the dates.

22/04/2014: Pendragon reveal Craig Blundell as their new drummer. Noted drum clinician and session musician who in more recent times has performed with Frost*.

21/04/2014: Prog Mag premiere The Enid’s Witch Hunt video “…taken from 2012 album Invicta, the symphonic prog outfit’s first album with acclaimed young frontman Joe Payne – who’s also the first person to take the role since the earliest days of Robert John Godfrey’s brainchild”.

21/04/2014: Additions to the TPA CD Reviews Section this week include: Panic Room ~ Incarnate and Splashgirl ~ Field Day Rituals

20/04/2014: The TPA UK Gig Guide updates include Tim Bowness, Henry Fool, Matt Stevens, Nosound, Gong, Messenger, Molly Bloom, Panic Room, Alan Reed, Syd Arthur, The Classic Rock Society (CRS), The Kandinsky Effect and The Reasoning.

18/04/2014: Rolling Stone report that The Who will release Quadrophenia: Live In London on 10th June 2014:

“The Who celebrated the 40th anniversary of their 1973 rock opera Quadrophenia by playing the double record in its entirety all over the world, and now they are issuing a concert film of their performance from that tour at London’s Wembley Arena in 2013. Quadrophenia: Live in London, out June 10th, contains all 17 tracks on the album as well as a six-song set of some of the rockers’ greatest hits, including “Who Are You” and “Pinball Wizard.” The film also comes in Blu-ray, standard DVD and video download formats, as well as a deluxe edition. The group is also releasing a 5.1 Surround Sound mix of the original 1973 release in Blu-ray Pure Audio to coincide with the release.” Read Rolling Stone’s full article HERE.

17/04/2014: Uriah Heep reveal details of their latest studio album, Outsider, and the follow-up to Into The Wild (2011). Outsider will be released through Frontiers Records on 6th June (Europe), 9th June (UK) and 10th June (USA).

16/04/2014: Chris Wade and friends, under the guise of Dodson And Fogg, announce the release of a new album After The Fall. Guests for this album include Scarlet Rivera (Bob Dylan’s Desire album and solo), Celia Humphris (Trees) and Alison O’Donnell (Mellow Candle). Read the TPA report HERE.

16/04/2014: Tim Bowness and Henry Fool have announced two UK gigs in July where they will be performing material by no-man, Henry Fool and some songs from Tim Bowness’ forthcoming studio album, Abandoned Dancehall Dreams. The two concerts will also host an impressive supporting cast with appearances from Matt Stevens and Nosound’s Giancarlo Erra. Read the TPA news HERE.

13/04/2014: Additions to the TPA CD Reviews Section this week include:
Messenger ~ Illusory Blues

Lazuli ~ Tant Que L’Herbe Est Grasse
Man ~ All’s Well That Ends Well
Sonar ~ Static Motion

12/04/2014: Fish reveals his new video for Blind To The Beautiful created by David Barras. Fish made the following comment on his Facebook page:

“Greenpeace approved the sentiment and thrust of the song and gave us a stock of footage that we couldn’t ignore and are eternally grateful for as it fitted the bill perfectly and gave the video so much presence and kudos. Please share this around to as many people as possible not only because it’s a single but because it is a message that we all should hear! it’s not a current pop song, it won’t be on X factor, it’s unlikely to be heard on mainstream radio but I believe it’s a song of our time now! Spread it around and wake up the voices.”

12/04/2014: Alan Reed announces stripped-down versions of Twelfth Night’s Love Song. The three tracks are available as FREE downloads at Alan’s Bandcamp Page. However we are all urged to pay ‘as much as we can afford’, as all monies raised will be donated to the Cancer charities supported by the Trinity concert organisation.

11/04/2014: Earthling Society announce a late June release date for their next album England Have My Bones.

Riot Season record label reveals: “The album features four songs, including a majestic cover of Alice Coltrane’s ‘Journey In Satchidananda’ and is a bit of a musical departure for the label i guess. It’s a lot less noisy/in your face than recent releases, it has more of a psych/space rock feel. I think the Acid Mothers fans will certainly love it. The album will be available on vinyl and download. I may knock out a few tapes too…”

11/04/2014: Gong have revealed their latest studio album, I See You, will be released through Madfish on 1st September 2014. Following this the band will embark on an extensive European tour during October and November. Read TPA’s report HERE.

11/04/2014: Sonar ~ Static Motion European Tour. Following on from the release of their critically acclaimed album, Static Motion (read the TPA Review HERE), Swiss experimental rockers Sonar announce a series of European dates. Source: Cuneiform Records.

Apr 24 – EXIL – Zürich, Switzerland (CD Launch party)
May 10 – Sedel – Luzern, Switzerland
May 15 – Stanzerei – Baden, Switzerland
May 16 – Klubi – Zürich, Switzerland
May 17 – Tangente – Eschen, Liechtenstein
Jun 06 – Grabenhalle – St. Gallen, Switzerland
Jun 08 – Festival at the Mines Museum – St. Etienne, France
Jun 13 – Gate 68 – Solothurn, Switzerland
Jun 19 – Ono – Bern, Switzerland
Jun 28 – Brüggli Bar – Thun, Switzerland
Jul 24 – Komm Doch Festival – Luzern, Switzerland
Jul 25 – Festival L’abore – Hauptmannsgrün, Germany
Sep 28 – Moods – Zürich, Switzerland
Oct 02 – Mahogany Hall – Bern, Switzerland
Oct 30 – Playground Lounge – Bern, Switzerland

10/04/2014: Peter Gabriel accepted his award and induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on 10th April. He was presented with his award by Coldplay’s Chris Martin. Read TPA’s report HERE.

09/04/2014: The TPA UK Gig Guide updates include Caamora Theatre Group (Clive Nolan’s Alchemy), Curved Air, Focus, Hawkwind, HeKz, Here & Now, Jump, KingBathmat, Knifeworld, Ozric Tentacles, Anna Phoebe, The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, The Magick Brothers (featuring Deavid Allen), The Reasoning, Strawbs and Thumpermonkey.

The TPA UK Festival Guide has been updated with details of May’s Beyond The Redshift event which includes Amplifier, Cult of Luna, God Seed, God Is An Astronaut, Jesu and many more.

08/04/2014: Opeth announce the release of their eleventh studio album, Pale Communion, which is scheduled for release 17 June 2014.

“Pale Communion, which was produced by bandleader Mikael Akerfeldt and mixed by long time collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, will be heralded by the lead single, Cusp of Eternity.”

08/04/2014: InsideOut Music is very pleased to announce the signing of British psychedelic rock band Knifeworld for the release of their forthcoming new album The Unravelling later this summer. Read TPA’s full report HERE.

07/04/2014: The Tangent and Karmakanic send us an update on their forthcoming European mini-tour in May. Read TPA’s full report HERE.

07/04/2014: Scandinavian Prog Rock legends Ketil Vestrum Einarsen (Jaga Jazzist, Motorpsycho), Rhys Marsh (The Autumn Ghost, Opium Cartel) & Mattias Olsson (Änglagård, White Willow) have joined forces as Kaukasus to record and release their outstanding debut album Kaukasus ‘I’ out on Autumsongs Records via Burning Shed on 05 May 2014. Read TPA’s full report HERE.

05/04/2014: Thumbscrew (Mary Halvorson, Michael Formanek & Tomas Fujiwara) celebrates their self-titled Cuneiform release & further hone their formidable collective chemistry in a series of Spring/Summer/Fall concerts across North America and in Central Europe. Click HERE to visit Cuneiform Records’ Tour Page.

04/04/2014: Änglagård, Prog på Svenska – Live in Japan. Release on May 14th for the new double CD. Vinyl release in June.

03/04/2014: Amplifier sign to Superball Music for the release of the release forthcoming fifth studio album Mystoria later this year. Read TPA’s article HERE.

03/04/2014: Marillion’s Steve Hogarth has announced the release of the first volume of his tour memoirs entitled “The Invisible Man: Diaries 1991-1997”. The limited hard back edition is scheduled for publication on 21st June 2014. Part two will be available around Christmas time.

“I have definite plans to make an audio-book version of the diaries but I have been shocked at how long it takes me to read and record these, so the audio release should follow, hopefully in 2015.”

Click HERE to visit the Marillion website update.

02/04/2014: Molly Bloom‘s new studio album, All Pressure, is starting to ship as we write! Formed in 2000, Molly Bloom have always written and performed their own brand of genre defying material – mixing driven aggression and delicate interaction alongside the inventive and the playful. Read TPA’s article HERE.

02/04/2014: Abel Ganz have completed the recording of their latest studio album. In order to get the music out there the band have set up a ‘Pledge Campaign’ and managed a staggering 30% of the target in the first 24 hours… Visit the Abel Ganz Facebook Page for more details.

02/04/2014: The Keith Emerson Band have been confirmed to perform at Moogfest 2014 in Asheville, North Carolina (USA) on Thursday 24th April 2014. The festival takes place between 23-27 April and also features MIA, CHIC with Nile Rodgers, RJD2, Le1f, Mark Farina, Kaytranada, Factory Floor, RBTS WIN, Body Games, BomBassic and more.

02/04/2014: The upcoming CRS (The Classic Rock Society) Gordon Giltrap & Olvier Wakeman band show (5th April) has been moved from Montgomery Hall in Wath to The Wesley Centre in Maltby. All tour dates and changes can be found in the TPA Prog Gig Guide.

01/04/2014: Following on from our recent review of Djam Karet’s seventeenth studio album, Regenerator 3017, TPA’s Roger Trenwith speaks to co-founding member Gayle Ellett about the album, the band’s thirty year career and the music. Read the full interview HERE.

01/04/2014: Portsmouth based keyboards man Robin Armstrong reveals details of Cosmograf‘s forthcoming studio album which features guest appearances from Nick D’Virgilio, Colin Edwin, Nick Beggs, Andy Tillison, and Matt Stevens. Capacitor is said to be a concept album and “seeded with a ghostly perspective”. Cosmograf are scheduled to play at this year’s Celebr8.3 Festival (31 May & 1 June) and will perform tracks from the new album ahead of its’ June release. The live band for Celebr8.3 will be Luke Machin, Lee Abraham, Steve Dunn, Kyle Fenton and Robin Armstrong.

01/04/2014: John Wesley is set to release his brand new studio album ‘Disconnect’ on the 31st March 2014…

John had this to say about the track: “Mary Will”, is a metaphor about the desire for redemption, one that could fit into any of our lives. It is the story of a man who carries a secret so dark he feels there is no coming back from it. When all around him have turned away, his only hope for forgiveness comes from a statue of Mother Mary hidden away in a garden of roses….”

01/04/2014: Recent additions to TPA’s comprehensive progressive rock UK GigGuide include Anathema, Anglagard, Martin Barre, Kate Bush, Focus, Fragile (featuring Claire Hamill), Frost*, It Bites, The Room, Sound Of Contact, Syd Arthur and The Three Bonzos.

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