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TPA News – March 2015

This page will be continually updated during March 2015 with News from across the progressive rock spectrum…

31/03/15: The Tangent release San Francisco video taken from their new album
In February we reported (READ HERE) that The Tangent will release their eighth studio album ‘A Spark In The Aether – The Music That Died Alone Volume Two’ on various dates during late April.

Last month the band revealed the first video – the title track from A Spark In The Aether. Today they release the second video and the Prog meets Funk San Francisco.

Continue reading HERE on TPA.

31/03/15: Gazpacho release live CD/DVD next month
Gazpacho‘s Night Of The Demon, filmed at De Boerderij, Zoetermeer – as part of their Demon album tour in spring 2014 will be released 27th April on the Kscope label.

Continue reading HERE on TPA.

31/03/15: Christina Booth reveals The Light video
Taken from her second solo album, The Light, on 14th March 2015. The Light video follows on from the Disappeared video which was released earlier in March.

Chrsitian told Prog Mag: “The Light is a song about man’s constant search for enlightenment – how we seem to need to know that there is something else after we are gone from this life.

“The video represents our search for the truth and the idea that we all have a ‘guardian angel’ leading us through dark times into the light.”

She adds that the album explores the concept of coming to terms with mortality and continues: “On a personal level, it’s letting out the last few years of frustration, guilt and anger at losing those closest to me.

“But ultimately it represents our capacity to carry on – no matter what life throws at us.”
Source: Prog Mag

30/03/15: Genesis: 1983-1998 Vinyl Box-Set
Following the release of the sets ‘Genesis: 1970 – 1975’ (affectionately referred to as ‘The Green Box’ by fans) and ‘Genesis: 1976 – 1982’ (‘The Blue Box’) comes the last and final instalment in the series. ‘Genesis: 1983 – 1998’ comprises the last four studio albums from the legendary band. This lavishly packaged set comes complete with high-end reproductions of the inner and outer sleeves, exactly as they were originally released, and each LP has been remastered at half-speed by Miles Showell, from Abbey Road Studios, and pressed onto 180gm vinyl.

Genesis Box-Set

The albums:
Genesis – 1LP Invisible Touch – 1LP
We Can’t Dance – Double gatefold
Calling All Stations – Gatefold with 2 vinyl LPs (music on sides 1-3 and etching on 4 as per the original)
Source: Prescription PR

This third box, which comes in a smart red outer casing, completes the full set that brings together all of Genesis’ studio albums on vinyl and, as with the previous two, comes with a download voucher, allowing the listener to get all of the music on MP3 at no extra cost.

29/03/15: Discipline to play at this year’s Summer’s End Festival
Stephen Lambe reveals that Mathew Parmenter’s Discipline will be performing as part of this year’s Summer’s End XI Festival, joining Pallas, Abel Ganz, Celestial Fire (Dave Bainbridge), Mystery, Credo, Introitus, The Gift, 3rDegree, The Fierce And The Dead, Simon Godfrey, Magic Pie and Light Damage.

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“We are immensely pleased that Detroit-based Prog legends Discipline have agreed to make their UK debut at Summers End. Fronted by the charismatic Matthew Parmenter the band have been making music for 25 years , and were a vital part of the 1990s prog revival. The bands aptly recent live album “This Ones for England” was recorded at Rosfest in 2012.”

The Summers End Festival takes place 2 October – 4 October 2015 at The Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow – details can be found on the TPA UK Festivals Page.

28/03/15: Anekdoten release first track from new studio album scheduled for release early next month
Earlier this month we revealed that Sweden’s Anekdoten would release their sixth studio album in April. Until All The Ghosts Are Gone will be their first studio release in eight years and the follow up to A Time Of Day (07). Today the band have released the first single from upcoming album.

27/03/15: John Renbourn – RIP
John RenbournJohn Renbourn performing at the Royal Festival Hall in 2008. Photograph: Barney Britton/Redferns

The English guitarist and songwriter John Renbourn has died aged 70 at his home in Hawick in the Scottish Borders. Best known for his work with the folk group Pentangle, he had been on tour with the guitarist and singer Wizz Jones.

Renbourn was due to play at the Ferry in Glasgow on Wednesday night but colleagues became concerned when he failed to turn up. Police found him at his home on Thursday morning, 26 March, where it is thought he had died from a heart attack.

John Renbourn, left, performing in Pentangle, with Danny Thompson, Jacqui McShee, Terry Cox and Bert Jansch at the Cambridge folk festival in 1969.

Renbourn’s manager, Dave Smith, who worked with him for about 25 years, described him as a “delight”. “He was just larger than life. Game for anything. He was just finishing off a tour with Wizz Jones – and was looking forward to the next. He was a great teacher – he was always putting himself down as a teacher and running weekend workshops all over Europe, where he would have students come and learn from him.”
Source: The Guardian

27/03/15: Steve Hackett reveals Wolflight promo video

Steve had this to say: “This video for my new album title track Wolflight captures the atmosphere of the song beautifully. The story it presents is poignant, wild and powerful. It has a strong epic feel… I flew to Serbia to take part in the film and it was great to be involved. Enter the world of Wolflight and enjoy!”
Source: The Publicity Connection

26/03/15: Leprous reveal The Congregation album details
Norwegian progressive metallers Leprous will be releasing their latest studio album The Congregation on 25th May 2015 in Europe and 2nd June 2015 in North America – via InsideOut Music. Following this the band will embark on a lengthy European Tour in late September and running through October.

Today the band released the track listing along with the album’s epic artwork was created by artist Nihil.

About the album cover the band said: “The artwork represents the album’s dark theme very well by showing deformation and disturbance”.

Leprous - The CongregationTRACK LISTING

01. The Price
02. Third Law
03. Rewind
04. The Flood
05. Triumphant
06. Within My Fence
07. Red
08. Slave
09. Moon
10. Down
11. Lower

Continue reading HERE on TPA.

26/03/15: Anathema Music For Nations (MFN) back-catalogue reissued
Anathema re-issueAvailable from 6th April (and to pre order from February 16th), Liverpool’s Anathema release their MFN back catalogue.

Songwriter and guitarist Daniel Cavanagh shared his enthusiasm for the project saying, “I’m really happy that after all these years, the Music For Nations era of Anathema music is finally receiving the attention, respect and treatment it deserves. It has been a great pleasure to work on this package. Everything from supplying the additional artwork, the remastering process of the albums, and the chance to add a surprise or two, has been a wonderful process.”

Anathema: FINE DAYS 1999-2004
– Fine Days. 3CD/1DVD box set covering the band’s MFN catalogue. Digitally remastered, New track Fine Days, all new liner notes by the band and Dom Lawson.
– Judgement LP vinyl with CD Remastered
– A Fine Day to Exit LP Vinyl with CD Remastered
– A Natural Disaster LP Vinyl with CD Remastered

Available from OMerch store | Source: I Like Press

25/03/15: Amplifier announce UK headline tour
Sel Balamir had this to say: ‘Finally some UK shows – you’ll be getting the whole of the Mystoria album, plus some less played classics new and old.’

Amplifier 2015 TourUK TOUR DATES 2015
20/04/15: Ivory Blacks, GLASGOW
21/04/15: Belgrave Music Hall, LEEDS
22/04/15: Wolves Civic (Slade Rooms), WOLVERHAMPTON
23/04/15: The Exchange, BRISTOL
24/04/15: Gorilla, MANCHESTER
25/04/15: Jazz Café (Desert Fest), LONDON
26/04/15: Talking Heads, SOUTHAMPTON
27/04/15: The Haunt, BRIGHTON

Support for all dates will be Black Moth (except Desert Fest). Source: I Like Press

All these dates and more can be found in the TPA UK Gig Guide

25/03/15: Lazuli return for UK shows later this year
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28/10/15: TBA, LONDON
30/10/15: Music Club, FARNCOMBE
31/10/15: Wesley Arts Centre, ROTHERHAM
01/11/15: Music Club, LIVERPOOL

Alan Reed has been confirmed for the Farncombe and Liverpool gigs

Muse release the first official single from Drones
Ahead of their seventh studio album, Drones, scheduled for release on 8th June 2015, Muse today release the first official single, Dead Inside

Continue reading HERE.

23/03/15: A new version of Spectral Mornings is to be released in aid of charity
The Esoteric Antenna label are to release and a new version of Spectral Mornings in aid of the Parkinson’s Society UK on 27th April 2015

Spectral Mornings 2015The project was the brainchild of ROB REED (of Magenta & Kompendium) who explains; “I’ve always loved the piece Spectral Mornings by Steve Hackett, (the classic instrumental from his 1979 album of the same name). It had a great guitar melody and thought it would be amazing to re-record with the addition of some lyrics. I contacted David Longdon from Big Big Train who I wanted to sing it. David wrote the lyrics and we did a demo, which sounded fantastic.

I also had the idea of it being a duet, so we asked Christina Booth from my band Magenta to sing it. We then had to play the demo to Steve Hackett to make sure he liked it, which thankfully he did. He kindly agreed to play guitar on the track, which was wonderful. I really think we have been respectful to the original piece and hopefully brought something new to it as well”.

Rob adds; “We were also lucky to have one of the best rhythm sections to play on the song, namely Nick Beggs on bass (of Steven Wilson’s band) and Nick D’Virgilio on drums (from Spock’s Beard). As it was a one off project we really wanted the proceeds form the sales to go to a charity. Myself, Christina and Steve Hackett have all lost close family members to Parkinson’s disease, so we decided to donate all the proceeds from the sale to Parkinson’s Society UK, who are funding research into a cure for this terrible affliction.”

22/03/15: Abel Ganz’ Glasgow show to be recorded for DVD
Abel Ganz have revealed that they been working hard on the possibilities of recording and releasing a live DVD… In a brief statement it looks like it has come to fruition:

Abel Ganz DVDWe are now delighted to announce that Abel Ganz will play a live show in Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow on Tuesday the 24th March.  This show is to be recorded for a DVD and live album release later this year.  This will be an all seated, very intimate show with very limited numbers!

We would love for you to come along and be included in our live video!

Look out for upcoming details of this show as we hope to announce special guests very soon.  There is a little more info, and tickets can be bought from the Cottiers box office, here:

A great last six months for Abel Ganz.  We are looking forward to the next six months with even greater excitement!  Only made possible by determination, faith and most importantly your support.

21/03/15: Romantic Warriors to release third Canterbury DVD
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Romantic Warriors – A Progressive Music Saga, who have released a series of documentary DVDs are set to release their third featuring the Canterbury scene. The two hour feature length documentary “Romantic Warriors III – Canterbury Tales” is scheduled for release in early April. Continue reading HERE on TPA

19/03/15: The Aristocrats 3rd album update and North American Tour
The Aristocrats reveal the title of their third studio album, Tres Caballeros, scheduled for release in June and ahead of their lengthy US tour in July…

Fresh off their wildly successful 2013-2014 Culture Clash world tour, The Aristocrats – by any measure the hottest new band in instrumental rock/fusion today – rewrote their own rules for their third studio album, Tres Caballeros, which is slated for release in late June. Continue reading HERE on TPA.

18/03/15: IZZ release video taster
We reported earlier this month, (read more HERE), that IZZ have announced the release of a new studio album, Everlasting Instant, the final instalment of a three-part series of albums that began with The Darkened Room (2009) and continued with Crush Of Night (2012). Today the band released Can’t Feel The Earth, Part IV as a taster from the album…

Everlasting Instant will be released on 7th April 2015.

17/03/15: King Crimson add three more UK dates
King Crimson have added three new dates – performing second shows at The Lowry in Salford (Manchester), Birmingham Symphony Hall and Edinburgh’s Usher Hall. Read the original announcement HERE on TPA.

King Crimson posterThe Elements Of King Crimson Tour – UPDATED
31/08/15: Friars, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
01/09/15: Friars, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
03/09/15: St David’s Hall, Cardiff
05/09/15: Dome Concert Hall, Brighton
07/09/15: Hackney Empire, London
08/09/15: Hackney Empire, London
11/09/15: The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
12/09/15: The Lowry, Salford, Manchester
14/09/15: Symphony Hall, Birmingham
15/09/15: Symphony Hall, Birmingham
17/09/15: Usher Hall, Edinburgh
18/09/15: Usher Hall, Edinburgh
21/09/15: Olympia, Paris
22/09/15: Olympia, Paris
24/09/15: TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
25/09/15: TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht

Tickets for the new shows go on sale at 9:00 – Friday 20th March 2015 – via Livenation and  venue box offices.

All Dates can be found in the TPA UK Gig Guide

17/03/15: Jack Bruce tribute concert
Jack Bruce The on-line BBC News report that a tribute concert will take place on 24th October 2015 at The Roundhouse in London. The concert will feature former Cream band mate Ginger Baker along with Phil Manzanera, Joss Stone, Ian Anderson, Mark King and it is anticipated a whole host more.

Artistic Director for the show, Nitin Sawhney said: “Jack Bruce was one of my biggest heroes when I was growing up – a consummate musician, composer and all round rock genius with a killer voice and one of the most creative and versatile musical minds of his generation.”

Margrit Bruce, Jack’s widow, said: “It’s really great all these musicians are supporting us and we will be adding more to the bill.”

Aruba Red, Mr Bruce’s daughter, said: “We wanted a special night celebrating his life and knew the money raised should go to Each because it’s what my dad would have wanted.

Visit the Jack Bruce website for more information

16/03/15: Knifeworld announce UK dates
Knifeworld posterKnifeworld have announced a mini tour run in May.


26/05/15: The Oobleck, Birmingham
27/05/15: Gullivers, Manchester
28/05/15: Fibbers, York
29/05/15: Boston Music Room, London
31/05/15: The Exchange, Bristol

The band also revealed that they would be debuting some new material…

Visit the TPA UK GigGuide

15/03/15: Mike Porcaro – RIP
Mike Porcaro, long time bass-player with Toto has died at 59 after a long battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Brother Steve said in a statement that his brother had died peacefully in his sleep at home, surrounded by family.

Porcaro became an official member of Toto following the departure of the band’s original bass player David Hungate around the time of Toto’s hugely successful 1982 album Toto IV, joining his brothers Steve and late drummer Jeff. As bassist, Porcaro appeared on such albums as Isolation (1984), Fahrenheit (1986), Mindfields (1998) and Through the Looking Glass (2002). Source: Rolling Stone.

MICHAEL JOSEPH PORCARO: 29th May 1955 – 15th March 2015 [RIP]

13/03/15: US cinematic proggers Circuline release debut album
Ahead of the release of their debut album, Return, next month (24th April 2015), Circuline have released the One Wish video trailer…

Consisting of joint lead vocalists Natalie Brown and Billy Spillane the band are augmented by Andrew Colyer (keyboards & vocals), Bill Shannon (lead guitars & vocals), Darin Brannon (drums & percussion) and guest bassist Matt Dorsey (bass). The band will be performing a few shows with Glass Hammer next month.

13/03/15: Daevid Allen – RIP
TPA would like to join in with all the tributes afforded to Daevid Allen, a unique and immensely gifted musician, who sadly died today… “Daevid passed away peacefully in Australia today, Friday 13th at 1.05pm, surrounded by his boys”. Continue reading HERE on TPA.

CHRISTOPHER DAEVID ALLEN: 13th January 1938 – 13th March 2015 [RIP]

10/03/15: The Tangent release video trailer for new album
We reported last month that Andy Tillison would release a new Tangent album, A Spark In The Aether – The Music That Died Alone Volume Two. Read the article HERE on TPA. Joining Andy Tillison (Keyboards) will be Jonas Reingold (Bass), Theo Travis (Sax & Flute), Luke Machin (Guitar) and Morgan Ågren (Drums).

Today sees the release of The Tangent‘s Lyric Video of the title track…

Andy had this to say about the track:
“A Spark In The Aether” is the title track of the new album by The Tangent. In many ways it’s a bit of a rallying cry to people to keep open minds about newer music in a world where remasters and re-issues are more eagerly anticipated than new material. But it’s a hugely optimistic piece that’s primarily about keeping a young spirit as you go through life. The song was premiered on the 2014 tour and was filmed by several audience members who uploaded their clips of it to Youtube without knowing that we would use their clips to make our video. Of course it’s an alternative version of the studio recording you’re hearing as the soundtrack. We wanted to make a video that showed the real energy of the band on stage, something that has always been important to the group who have never set much store by big light shows or video projections. “We do it with our bodies” is the philosophy. And what the fans do with our music, we use and give back to them.”
Source: InsideOut Music

10/03/15: EppyFest 4 Festival
EppyFest 4 PosterFollowing on from their three successful EppyFests 2012 to 2014, a fourth EppyFest is happening on Saturday 11th July 2015 at the Lansdown Hall & Gallery, Lansdown, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1BB. Please visit the EppyFest website for more details and ticket information.


The Korgis vs. Stackridge
Arch Garrison
Unto Us
Trojan Horse
Firefly Burning
Death In Texas

Visit the TPA UK Festival Guide | TPA UK GigGuide

10/03/15: Steve Hackett releases teaser from the Wolflight album
Steve Hackett (via Prog) premiere’s The Wheel’s Turning the fourth track on his new solo album Wolflight, scheduled for release on 30 March 2015. Read more HERE on TPA.

The album will be released on the following formats: Special Edition CD+Blu-ray with Mediabook including 5.1 mix, interviews & two bonus tracks | Standard CD jewel Case | 2LP Gatefold vinyl | Digital download. Steve will also undertake a lengthy UK Tour in October, (visit the TPA UK GigGuide for details), and as reported last moth will be joined by Roine Stolt – Read more on TPA HERE.

09/03/15: North Atlantic Oscillation release Glare EP
Brand new EP from rock-electronica trio North Atlantic Oscillation, following on from last year’s new album ‘The Third Day’ – includes Steven Wilson remix of ‘Wires’

North Atlantic Oscillation return in 2015 with their new EP ‘Glare’ due for release on 16th March; following on from their 2014 album ‘The Third Day’. The EP includes the previously unreleased track ‘Glare’ from ‘The Third Day’ recording sessions, a very special Steven Wilson remix of ‘Wires’, a Leonard Cohen cover of ‘Sisters of Mercy’ and an alternative mix of ‘Penrose’. The band will commence a headline tour of the UK starting on 17th March in Manchester.

Kscope will also be releasing a brand new digital only ‘Deluxe’ version of last year’s ‘The Third Day’ which will include the ‘Glare’ EP – the pre-order link for this will be announced shortly.

01. Glare
02. Wires (Steven Wilson Remix)
03. Sisters of Mercy
04. Penrose (Alt Mix)

17/03/15: Manchester, Soup Kitchen
18/03/15: London, Hoxton Bar & Kitchen
19/03/15: Birmingham, Alfie Birds @ The Custard Factory
21/03/15: Newcastle, The Cluny
22/03/15: Glasgow, Broadcast

Read the TPA review of The Third Day – HERE | Visit the TPA UK GigGuide

09/03/15: The Gentle Storm release Shores Of India teaser
The Gentle Storm, featuring Arjen Lucassen and Anneke van Giersbergen will release the debut album The Diary on the 23rd March 2015. By way of a taster they reveal “the gentle version” of the track Shores Of India

09/03/15: The Stick Men World Tour
MoonJune Music announce The Stick Men World Tour dates, with more to be added soon. Stage one of the tour will take in Latin America and Europe and moving into 2016 the band will play North America and return to Europe.

The Stick Men – Tony Levin, Markus Reuter and Pat Maselotto are currently working on a new studio album – more info when we have it.

07/03/15: Taylor’s Universe new album released
Marvel of Beauty is proud to present the new Taylor’s Universe CD, From Scratch. The CD was officially released on 2nd March 2015.

Karsten Vogel: Saxes and bass clarinet
Claus Bøhling: Electric guitar
Thomas Ulstrup: Minimoog
Klaus Thrane: Drums
Robin C Taylor: Vintage keyboards, electric guitar, bass guitar, percussion
~ with
Finn Olafsson: Electric guitar
Jakob Mygind: Sax
Carsten Sindvald: Sax
Jytte Lindberg: Voice
Louise Nipper: Voice
Jan Fischer: Voice

All music composed, arranged and produced by Robin C Taylor. Mastered by Udi Koomran.

06/03/15: Fotheringay – 4 Disc Definitive Collection later this month
Universal Music announce the release of the “definitive Fotheringay collection”, Nothing More: The Collected Fotheringay, scheduled for release on 30th March 2015.

FotheringayThe four-disc set is the most comprehensive compilation yet of the group’s recordings, including hitherto unseen television footage, previously unreleased live recordings from a festival in Rotterdam (both from August 1970) and, for the first time, the official release of the seven existing tracks which Fotheringay recorded in session for BBC radio.

Fotheringay was the group formed by Sandy Denny and Trevor Lucas in January 1970, just weeks after she left Fairport Convention on the eve of the release of the landmark Liege & Lief. Denny and Lucas recruited drummer Gerry Conway who had played alongside Lucas in Eclection before adding bass player Pat Donaldson and guitarist Jerry Donahue. Continue reading HERE on TPA

06/03/15: David Gilmour adds two more UK shows
David Gilmour has added two more Royal Albert Hall shows.

02/10/15: Royal Albert Hall, London [UK]
03/10/15: Royal Albert Hall, London [UK]

Read more HERE on TPA | Visit the TPA UK GigGuide

06/03/15: Vocalist Kim Seviour leaves Touchstone
In a brief Statement the band revealed the singer Kim Seviour would leave the band and take her final bow at Hard Rock Hell on Friday 20th March 2015.

It is with regret that we announce the departure of Kim Seviour from Touchstone.

Kim SeviourKim has decided to leave due to ongoing medical issues. Here are a few words from her…”I’m sure that this will come as a shock to many people, and for that I’m very sorry. As many of you will know, I’ve dealt with a health condition, M.E for the last five years of being in Touchstone. The condition and the lifestyle changes that it has resulted in, including a move cross-country, have made it impossible for me to commit to Touchstone in the way that it truly deserves. I need to take time to concentrate on my health and getting myself back to peak condition. Who knows what lies ahead after. I love my boys to bits and we’ve shared many amazing adventures, which would have been impossible without the support of incredible music lovers, and friends such as yourselves. I wish the guys the very best and know that they will continue to make awesome music, which I fully support all the way. For those who can make it, I would love to see you and share a drink at HRH, which will be my last Touchstone gig. Thank you so much for everything, I love you all. God bless xxx”

All the band fully accept this situation and support her decision and we know that you will join us in wishing Kim all the very best for the future. We will still be in very close contact. It’s been an amazing journey for all of us and we sincerely appreciate all the fantastic support from our fans and friends, given to us over the years.

Kim will be leaving after our performance at Hard Rock Hell on Friday 20th March, so if you want to get a last chance to see this lineup, it’s a trip to North Wales…!!!

As for the future of Touchstone, there are no immediate plans for a new release; the band is currently on indefinite hold and remaining members will pursue other projects.

At some time in the future the Touchstone phoenix may arise again…

05/03/15: Peter Gabriel’s PL>Y DVD to be re-released
Peter Gabriel - Play DVDEagle Rock Entertainment announce the re-release of Peter Gabriel’s “Play DVD” , scheduled for r18 May 2015.

Originally released in 2004, Play features 23 original promotional videos including: Sledgehammer, Games Without Frontiers, Biko, Shock The Monkey, Don’t Give Up, Solsbury Hill, In Your Eyes, Mercy Street and many more.

Bonus Features included with this release offer optional video introductions, plus a live performance of Games Without Frontiers from 2004. Additionally included are the original promo videos for both Modern Love (1977) and The Nest That Sailed The Sky (2000), as well as trailers for A Family Portrait, Growing Up Live and Secret World Live.

04/03/15: David Gilmour UK and European tour dates
David GilmourThe David Gilmour website have announced seven tour dates for September 2015, culminating with three shows at the Royal Albert Hall.

David announced today that tickets will go on sale at 10.00am GMT on Friday 6th March for his first live dates in nine years. The UK and European shows, planned for September 2015, will coincide with the release of his, as yet untitled, fourth solo studio album, which follows the platinum and UK Number 1 album On An Island.

The shows kick off at the historic Roman amphitheatre in Pula, Croatia, on 12th September, and continue through some of the world’s most beautiful cities and venues. Other places visited include Verona and Florence in Italy, Orange in France, and Oberhausen in Germany, before David undertakes three consecutive nights at London’s sumptuous Royal Albert Hall on 23, 24 and 25 September. For full details, click here to go to the Live Dates area.

Live Dates 2015
12/09/15: Arena Pula, Pula [CROATIA]
14/09/15: Verona Arena, Verona [ITALY]
15/09/15: Teatro Le Mulina, Florence [ITALY]
17/09/15: Theatre Antique, Orange [FRANCE]
19/09/15: Konig-Pilsener-Arena, Oberhausen [GERMANY]
23/09/15: Royal Albert Hall, London [UK]
24/09/15: Royal Albert Hall, London [UK]
25/09/15: Royal Albert Hall, London [UK]

Read more HERE on TPA | Visit the TPA UK GigGuide

04/03/15: IZZ to release new studio album
IZZ - Everlasting Instant American progressive rockers IZZ release their new studio album, Everlasting Instant, the final instalment of a three-part series of albums that began with The Darkened Room (2009) and continued with Crush Of Night (2012). Everlasting Instant will be released on 7th April 2015.

“Everlasting Instant concludes this epic thematic arc with a fresh palette of sounds all the while maintaining the sharp and memorable melodies that have become a hallmark of the band.”

Read the full article HERE on TPA.

04/03/15: After The Flood – Van der Graaf Generator At The BBC 1968-1977
Vdgg logoUniversal Records (UMC) are releasing a double CD under the title of After The Flood – Van der Graaf Generator At The BBC 1968-1977, which brings together all of the BBC live sessions recorded in that period in a 2CD deluxe set. Continue reading HERE on TPA.

03/03/15: Debut album release from Mollmaskin
Mollmaskin release their debut album Heartbreak In ((Stereo)) through the Autumnsongs Records label on 9th March (Europe) and 10th March (US & Japan) 2015. As a taster from the album here’s the first single – The Long Shadow:

Combining folk, jazz, indie and progressive music, Mollmaskin is the solo project of Anders Bjermeland, leader of the psychedelic adventurers Flashback Caruso. As Mollmaskin, Bjermeland operates alone, playing drums, piano, guitar, saxophone, flute, organ, Rhodes, bass, clarinet, synth, percussion and vocals. The result is a refreshing combination of folk, jazz, indie and progressive music, to create a striking sound – which is up there with the finest of the late-sixties Canterbury scene’s artists.

The album was recorded & mixed by Rhys Marsh in Autumnsongs Recording Studio. ‘Heartbreak In ((Stereo))’ features the singles ‘How Many Ants’ & ‘The Long Shadow’.

MollmaskinLeft Side
01. The Same Ash [3:25]
02. Never Able [4:46]
03. The Long Shadow [4:26]
04. How Many Ants [4:29]
05. Jennifer [6:08]
06. Two Moods [2:29]
Right Side
01. Halvtom Sjel [4:44]
02. Dirty Linen [3:14]
03. Nightmare City Suite [8:08]
04. The Death Of Lennon [4:17]
05. Before We Go To War [4:55]

03/03/15: ELP – Once Upon A Time Live In South America
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Spin Records have announced they will release a 4CD Live set culled from the band’s concerts in South America during the 90s. Once Upon A Time Live In South America will be released on 6th April and mooted at a sale price at just under £30:00.

DISC 1: Tracks 1-13 recorded live at Estadio Chile, Santiago, Chile on April 1, 1993.

Introductory Fanfare, Tarkus, Knife Edge, Paper Blood, Black Moon, Close To Home, Creole Dance, Still… You Turn Me On, C’est La Vie, Lucky Man, Honky Tonk Train Blues, Touch And Go, Pirates

DISC 2: Solo Tracks 1-3 Recorded Live at Estadio Chile, Santiago, Chile on Aril 1, 1993. Tracks 4-9 Recorded Live at Obras Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 5, 1993.

Hoedown, Pictures At An Exhibition, Fanfare For The Common Man/America/Rondo, Introductory Fanfare, Tarkus, Knife Edge, Paper Blood, Black Moon, Emerson Piano

DISC 3: Tracks 1-10 Recorded Live at Obras Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 5, 1993.

Creole Dance, From The Beginning, C’est La Vie, Lucky Man, Honk Tonk Train Blues, Touch And Go, Pirates, Hoedown, Instrumental Jam, Pictures At An Exhibition

DISC 4: Track 1 Recorded Live at Obras Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 5, 1993. Tracks 2-11 Recorded Live at the Metropolitan Theater, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 16, 1997.

Fanfare For The Common Man/America/Rondo, Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Part 2, Hoedown, Touch And Go, From The Beginning, Knife Edge, Lucky Man, Tarkus, Pictures At An Exhibition, 21st Century Schizoid Man, America

03/03/15: The Reasoning call it a day
The Reasoning banner
It was announced today on the band’s Facebook page that they have decided to call it a day…

“We part in the knowledge that we have achieved many wonderful and great things as a band and as individuals but, the time has come to be honest and realise that as a musical group, we have explored as much as we can.” Continue to read HERE on TPA.

02/03/15: New solo album from Christina Booth
Ahead of the release of her second solo album Christina Booth has released the track Disappear taken from, The Light, which will be released on 14th March 2015. Christina is joined Rob Reed, Chris Fry, Dan Nelson, Andy Edwards – along with Andy Tillison, John Mitchell and Theo Travis…

Continue reading HERE on TPA.

02/03/15: Yes recently discovered live recordings from 1972
Yes logoYes will be releasing a mammoth 14CD collection of recently discovered complete live recordings from their 1972 tour of America and Canada.

“The band recently discovered recordings of seven complete concerts from the weeks leading up to the shows heard on Yessongs. The latest audio technology was used to restore the reel-to-reel recordings and bring out incredible sonic detail, creating an open, immediate sound that drops listeners right into the front row.” Continue reading HERE on TPA.

01/03/15: Glass Hammer – The Breaking Of The World
Glass Hammer’s 17th studio album, The Breaking Of The World – will be released on 31st March 2015 and features Carl Groves, Steve Babb, Fred Schendel, Susie Bogdanowicz, Kamran Alan Shikoh and Aaron Raulston. View the album trailer HERE on The Progressive Aspect (TPA)

Glass Hammer - The Breaking Of The World01. Mythopoeia
02. Third Floor
03. Babylon
04. A Bird When it Sneezes
05. Sand
06. Bandwagon
07. Haunted
08. North Wind
09. Nothing, Everything

01/03/15: Umphrey’s McGee announce new studio album
Following on from 2013’s well received Similar Skin – Umphrey’s McGee have announced their ninth studio album will be released on 7th April 2015. The aptly titled The London Session was recorded at Abbey Road in June 2014 and will be the second release on their own label. Continue reading HERE on TPA.

01/03/15: Stackridge add a few more shows to the Final Bow Tour
Stackridge recently announced that they will retire from live gigging at the end of 2015. The band undertake their “Final Bow Tour” in the Autumn, kicking off on 12th September and finishing with a home town gig at The Fiddlers, Bristol on 19th December 2015. Although it would appear that they wish to go out in style and more dates have been added. Keep up to date with the UK’s most comprehensive progressive rock – the TPA UK GigGuide

“Let’s make this a celebration of over 40 years of eccentric, perfect, truly timeless music!”

February 2015: News Headlines

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