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Published on 1st July 2016

TPA News – July 2016

Latest Prog News – from across the progressive rock spectrum & continually updated throughout July 2016.

30/07/16: Vangelis forthcoming Rosetta album is officially announced

DECCA today announces a brand new album entitled ‘Rosetta‘ by legendary composer and pioneer of electronic music, Vangelis, inspired by his long-held passion for space.

Released on 23rd September, Vangelis’ breathtaking recording is inspired by the Rosetta Mission, a pioneering project by the European Space Agency (ESA) to land a probe on a comet for the first time in history. The release of the recording marks the culmination of the 12-year mission and is accompanied by incredible footage captured by the probe.”

01. Origins (Arrival)
02. Starstuff
Vangelis - Rosetta03. Infinitude
04. Exo genesis
05. Celestial whispers
06. Albedo 0.06
07. Sunlight
08. Rosetta
09. Philae’s descent
10. Mission accomplie (Rosetta’s Waltz)
11. Perihelion
12. Elegy
13. Return to the void

SOURCE: Elsewhere

29/07/16: Roy Harper marks two milestones

To mark his 75th Birthday and 50 years of recording music, Roy Harper will be independently releasing, limited editions re-issues of his first three albums, Flat Baroque And Berserk, Stormcock and Lifemask.

Roy Harper 75

“All three were recorded at Abbey Road Studios and released in the early 1970s. The audio has been remastered and mixed by myself and my long time friend and engineer John Fitzgerald at Lettercolm Studio in West Cork, Ireland. The artwork has been reproduced and enhanced by my dear friend Harry Pearce and his team at Pentagram in London. These three titles will be released in deluxe gatefold covers on 180g vinyl. ‘Lifemask’ will be packaged in the original centre split, gatefold. All three contain a heavy, printed inner sleeve additional to the original releases.”

Roy will also be performing four special concerts:

07/09/16: Symphony Hall, Birmingham
09/09/16: Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
12/09/16: Royal Festival Hall, London
17/09/16: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for these dates and many more.

29/07/16: Blind Ego to release new album in October

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The Gentle Art of Music (GAOM) label announce the forthcoming third album from RPWL guitarist, Kalle Wallner, once again released under the Blind Ego moniker – Liquid is scheduled for release on 21st October 2016.

“In order to breathe life into his vision, Kalle Wallner has once again assembled an illustrious super-group of international professionals: Michael Schwager, formerly of Dreamscape, is once again found behind the drumset, while Seabstian Harnack (Sylvan), Ralf Schwager (Subsignal) and Heiko Jung (Panzerballett) took turns in taking over bass duties. The all star-constellation is completed by a trio of vocalists consisting of Erik Blomkvist from Sweden, Subsignal’s Dutch frontman Arno Menses as well as American import Aaron Brooks of Simeon Soul Charger.”

SOURCE: Gentle Art of Music

28/07/16: Nektar’s Roye Albrighton ~ RIP

It is with sadness we report the death of Roye Albrighton (aged 67), who passed away peacefully after a long illness…

Roye Albrighton - WikipediaBand member and bassist Derek ‘Mo’ Moore announced on the band’s Facebook Page: “It is with heavy hearts that we say goodbye to our friend, comrade, rock legend and father, Roye Albrighton, who passed away peacefully last night. May his six fingered chords and the warmth of his smile last eternal.”

Nektar formed in Hamburg, Germany in 1969 – co-founded by Roye Albrighton (guitars & vocals) and Derek “Mo” Moore (bass), along with Allan “Taff” Freeman (keyboards), Ron Howden (drums) and Mick Brockett (lights & special effects). The band released their first album, Journey to the Centre of the Eye (71), followed by a series of albums during the 70s, although Albrighton left the band shortly before the studio sessions for their first major-label release, Magic Is a Child (77). Roye Albrighton and the band would regroup in 2002 to headlined NEARfest and go on to release several more albums.

Roye Albrighton and co-writer by Dave Thompson recently completed work on the band’s official biography, which will be published via Cleopatra later this year.

28/07/16: Operation: Mindcrime stream track from second album

Operation: Mindcrime have streamed Left For Dead, taken from their forthcoming album, Resurrection, set for release on 23rd September 2016 through Frontiers Records.

“Resurrection” is the second part of the musical trilogy from iconic metal vocalist Geoff Tate. Following one year after the release of the debut album in September 2015, Operation: Mindcrime continues in the spirit of the historic album of the same name, spawning concepts as grand as the music, and intertwining the intensity of the former Queensryche vocalist’s iconic past with the provocative, progressive mindset that has made him one of music’s most resolute forces and frontmen. Frontiers Music.

27/07/16: Gravitysays_i are set to release their first album in five years

Experimental Greek sextet Gravitysays_i are set to release their first album in five years, Quantum Unknown, on 16th September 2016 through Inner Ear Records. The band’s sound is said to be a mix of prog-rock, Pink Floyd-style space-rock, ambient electronics, with a traditional Mediterranean flair.

All Music said of the track: “Spanning several sections, from its ambient intro to hypnotic passages to soaring guitars to chilling dips into moments of stillness, the band has crafted a suitably epic closer for their new record.”

26/07/16: Stick Men to release Prog Noir in October

Stick Men – Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto and Markus Reuter will release a new album, Prog Noir, on 21st October 2016. The follow up release to Power Play (2014), Prog Noir is described by the band as more song-orientated than before.

Stick Men - coverTRACK LISTING
01. Prog Noir
02. Mantra
03. Plutonium
04. The Tempest
05. Schattenhaft
06. Rose In The Sand/Requiem
07. Leonardo
08. Trey’s Continuum
09. Embracing The Sun
10. Never The Same

The album will be available in several formats – pre-ordering and details can be found at Bandcamp.

Continue reading HERE on TPA.

23/07/16: Steven Wilson’s expanded version of Yes’ TFTO is set for release in September

Tales From Topographic Oceans will be the fifth in a series of expanded Yes classics, released in 3CD/Blu-Ray and 2CD/2DVDA configurations. The album has been remixed in both stereo and 5.1 surround sound from the original multi-track tapes, and approved by Yes.

Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans

“2 CDs feature the new mix of the original album, an unedited / extended version of Dance of the Dawn (side one), and 5 newly created “single” edits focussing on the song sections of the extended pieces. A third CD available only with the blu-ray edition features a complete alternate version of the album using live tracks and studio run throughs. Of these “High The Memory” (a studio run-through of side 2), and “Ritual” (live in Zurich, April 1974) are previously unreleased.

The Blu-Ray and DVDAs feature the original stereo mix, and the new stereo and 5.1 mixes in high resolution. The blu-ray additionally contains the extended Dance of the Dawn in stereo & 5.1 surround sound, the 5 edits, instrumental mixes, the alternate versions, and other bonus material, all in high resolution.

Multitrack tapes are unavailable for the other key albums in the Yes catalogue, so unless that situation changes, this will be the final release in the series.”

SOURCE: Steven Wilson

23/07/16: Erudite Stoner upload new video from self titled debut

There Is No Home is taken from Brazilian composer and guitarist Matheus Novaes’ Erudite Stoner project, who released their well received debut album at the end of 2015.

You can read TPA’s review of Erudite StonerHERE and the whole album is available through Bandcamp.

23/07/16: Pavlov’s Dog to release first ever live document

Missouri’s Pavlov’s Dog, formed in the early 70s by vocalist/guitarist David Surkamp, will release House Broken – Live 2015 on 19th August 2016, through Rockville Music. Recorded and filmed on 26th October 2015, in Nuremberg (Germany), the 2CD/DVD package includes the full 2+ hour concert with the set-list comprising of songs from all Pavlov’s Dog albums.

Extras include “two songs of David Surkamp’s solo album, one of David’s 80ies band HiFi, plus three previously unreleased tracks. No overdubs were made, announcements were just left as actually occurred on stage”.

22/07/16: Gong upload The Thing That Should Be audio teaser

Gong have premiered The Thing That Should Be, the opening track from their forthcoming album Rejoice! I’m Dead! – scheduled for release, through Madfish, on 16th September 2016.

Rejoice! I’m Dead! will be available on CD | Limited edition vinyl | Deluxe 12″ Hardback Book 3CD edition (with added 5.1 surround mix disc and CD of bonus tracks recorded during the sessions)

22/07/16: The Pineapple Thief premiere In Exile video

The Pineapple Thief have launched the video, In Exile, taken from their forthcoming album, Your Wilderness, scheduled for release on the 12th August 2016 through Kscope.

“In Exile is the first track on our new album and I think it sets the tone perfectly. To me, it’s immediately apparent to the listener how important Gavin’s drumming is, as well as Darran’s fantastic guitar work – not to take away anything from the three of us in the band of course! As for the meaning, it’s a song about estrangement”. Bruce Soord

For the first time, The Pineapple Thief has brought in several special guest performers. Bruce Soord adds: “Since our last album ‘Magnolia,’ the most eye catching change is obviously having Gavin Harrison contribute drums throughout the album. This has not only redefined our sound, but also redefined how we approached the songs as a band. Gavin’s drumming is technically brilliant, but also incredibly musical, and it inspired all of us to raise our game. I’ve also rediscovered my progressive roots in terms of song-writing and arrangement. Added to that, we were lucky enough to have John Helliwell from Supertramp contribute some beautiful clarinet parts and Geoffrey Richardson (Caravan) provided a string quartet. We were also joined by a lovely four piece choir and, to cap it all off, my friend Darran Charles (Godsticks) added some jaw dropping guitar playing… You’ve never heard a The Pineapple Thief album like this one! I am convinced people will love this record as much as we do.”

SOURCES: I Like Press | Fresno Media

20/07/16: King Crimson post excerpt from forthcoming album

It was announced last week that King Crimson will release Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind – a new multi-disc set taken from the 2015 tours of the UK, Canada & Japan – and scheduled for release on 2nd September 2016. The multi-disc recordings are a comprehensive representation of the latest incarnation of King Crimson, and will be available as a 3CD/1Blu-ray set, and in a 3CD/2DVD/1Blu-ray Limited Edition. Further details, including track listing, can be found HERE on TPA.

The band have now issued an excerpt of the classic, Easy Money, taken from the forthcoming set – filmed in Takamatsu, Japan

Featuring: Mel Collins, Robert Fripp, Gavin Harrison, Jakko Jakszyk, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto and Bill Rieflin.

20/07/16: Aisles release new video and announce first dates of their European tour

Chilean prog rockers Aisles have released the second video from their upcoming studio album, Hawaii. This will be the band’s second single off their fourth studio album, Hawaii, to be released on 29th July 2016 through Presagio Records.

“The video, developed by Estudio Pac, is an animation based on the concept of human life in space which inspires the album.”

21/10/16: Son Cubanos, LOMMEL [BE]
22/10/16: Progrock Kampen, KAMPEN [NL]
23/10/16: Boerderij, ZOETERMEER [NL]
26/10/16: Peniche Antipode, PARIS [FR]
27/10/16: Extase, TILBURG [NL]
30/10/16: The Camden Assembly [BARFLY], LONDON [UK]

19/07/16: Alan White to recuperate after surgery

Having undergone spinal surgery recently Alan White has announced that he will be taking a period of recuperation. In his absence Jay Schellen will take over the drum duties for the current dates.

Alan White“After enduring intense back pain which began halfway through YES’ spring European tour, and working with European and American doctors, spinal specialists, exploring optional treatments, I’ve had no choice but to undergo surgery to repair an injured disc in my lower back. I’m pleased to announce a very positive result from this procedure, which took place in Seattle.

With some rest and physical therapy, I should be back in good form and ready to rejoin the Summer YES Tour in the near future. I’m eager to be on the road with the band but also need to ensure my recovery is complete before doing so.

Until I’m able to rejoin the tour, my good friend Jay Schellen will be performing with the band and keeping my drum stool warm. Please welcome him to our YES family; he’s doing a great service by stepping in last minute so as to not disappoint everyone hoping to see YES music performed live this summer.

Please know that I’ll be back as soon as physically possible and looking forward to taking my place on stage with the band.”


19/07/16: Jon Anderson and Roine Stolt launch Knowing single video

Taken from their well received collaborative album, Invention of Knowledge, released last month through InsideOut Music, is the video for the single version of Knowing.

Read TPA’s review of the Anderson/Stolt – Invention of Knowledge HERE.

18/07/16: Opeth »Sorceress« details revealed

Opeth reveal artwork, track listing and details of their 12th album, »Sorceress«, scheduled for release on 30th September 2016 and their first through Nuclear Blast.

Opeth - Sorceress 01. Persephone
02. Sorceress
03. The Wilde Flowers
04. Will O The Wisp
05. Chrysalis
06. Sorceress 2
07. The Seventh Sojourn
08. Strange Brew
09. A Fleeting Glance
10. Era
11. Persephone (Slight Return)

Mikeal Åkerfeldt comments: “I find it difficult to understand that we’ve been going on for 26 years, let alone that we’ve made 12 records now, all of which I am very proud of. ”Sorceress” is no exception”…

Continue reading HERE on TPA.

18/07/16: Plastic Noose release second single from forthcoming album

Today sees the release of the second single taken from Plastic Noose third album, Desolation, scheduled for release on 21st December 2016.

Once again Plastic Noose deliver their unique amalgam of “crushing industrial rhythms, sub distortion bass, classical/black metal harmonies & tenebrous lyrics”

18/07/16: Syd Arthur add more UK dates later this year

Syd Arthur have announced further UK dates and one date in Ireland, in support of their fourth album, Apricity, which is scheduled for release on 21st October 2016. The previously announced shows, with White Denim and an appearance at this year’s Hackney Wonderland Festival, can be found below or by visiting the TPA Gig Guide.

26/10/16: The Workman’s Club, Dublin (Eire)
28/10/16: The Railway, Winchester
29/10/16: The Cellar, Oxford
30/10/16: The Harley, Sheffield
31/10/16: The Cluny, Newcastle
01/11/16: The Rainbow Venues, Birmingham
02/11/16: The Boileroom, Guildford
03/11/16: Patterns, Brighton

Listen to Sun Rays from Apricity

17/07/16: Drifting Sun release The Hidden Truth EP

Today sees the release of The Hidden Truth [EP] from UK based studio Drifting Sun.

The digital release is available through the Drifting Sun Bandcamp page.

14/07/16: King Crimson multi-disc recordings from 2015 tour

King Crimson will release Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind – a new multi-disc set taken from the 2015 tours of the UK, Canada & Japan – and scheduled for release on 2nd September 2016. The multi-disc recordings are a comprehensive representation of the latest incarnation of King Crimson, and will be available as a 3CD/1Blu-ray set, and in a 3CD/2DVD/1Blu-ray Limited Edition.

King Crimson

DGMLive reports: “Radical Action features every song and piece performed by Pat Mastelotto, Bill Rieflin, Gavin Harrison, Mel Collins, Tony Levin, Jakko Jakszyk and Robert Fripp and as Fripp commented last month while supervising mixing, “This is King Crimson… re-imagined”.

Continue reading HERE of TPA.

14/07/16: Thank You Scientist stream track from new album

Thank You Scientist stream Mr. Invisible, the third track from their upcoming album Stranger Heads Prevail

Stranger Heads Prevail will be released on 29th July 2016 through Evil Ink Records.

13/07/16: Frequency Drift re-release Ghosts album

Frequecy Drift - GhostsTo mark the fifth anniversary, Germany’s Frequency Drift have remixed and re-mastered their Ghosts album, which will be released as a limited edition and contain Mermaid as a bonus track.

“A new recording of Mermaid based on the live version of the song and performed by our current line-up. Mermaid 2016 features the beautiful vocals of new singer Nadja Jaye as well as a harp solo that will challenge your perceptions of what a harp sounds like”…

The band will be performing at this year’s Night of the Prog Festival where they plan to launch the rerelease, after which the Ghosts will be available – from Monday, 18th July 2016 – from the Frequency Drift Bandcamp and the band’s website.

12/07/16: TesseracT debuts re-imagined version of ‘Survival’ from the Errai EP

In May TesseracT announced that they would release a two disc “tour edition” of Polaris, featuring re-worked versions of four of the albums tracks, under the title Errai. To promote the release the band have streamed Survival (Re-imagined)

01. Survival (Re-imagined)
02. Cages (Re-imagined)
03. Tourniquet (Re-imagined)
04. Seven Names (Re-imagined)

The Polaris Tour Edition will be released through Kscope on 16th September 2016 and features new artwork by Dan Mumford. Errai will also be released on its own on vinyl. Read TPA’s review of Polaris.

11/07/16: Sweden’s Beardfish call it a day

Beardfish logoBAND STATEMENT: “After a longer hiatus and some disagreements and various difficulties within the band we have decided to call it quits. This was not an easy choice to make. Beardfish has always been our main musical outlet – a proper garage band – the kind that meet up in the rehearsal studio and try out new material together for long, massive sessions at a time. Some of the best times of our lives have been spent together on the road, in the studio and just hanging out. Growing up, having families and all that has made that particular way of working very difficult, leading to long periods where we haven’t been able to rehearse.. And we LIKE to play.

We’ve had a very good run though; eight albums in fifteen years, nine if you include “The early years” (ten if you count “The Sane Day” double album as two!). We’ve toured with some great bands. We’ve met amazing people and found friends in places we’d never been before. We want to thank everyone who has supported us throughout the years, you guys are fantastic and the prog community is a very special place to be a part of.

We spent our youth and our early adulthood as Beardfish and we grew up within the band.. Individually we will now venture out into other musical projects. No matter what, Beardfish has been very special and we will all hold it close to our hearts, but right now it’s time for new adventures.”

11/07/16: Threshold announce new concept album in 2017

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“British progressive protagonists Threshold have signed a new contract with Nuclear Blast and extended their partnership after 10 successful years with the label.

Over the last 10 years with the Label, Threshold have released three studio albums, a double live album and reissues of the whole back catalogue. Currently, the band is working on their 11th masterpiece, a new concept album that is scheduled to be released in 2017.”

SOURCE: Threshold

08/07/16: Roger Hodgson announces two UK dates for 2017

Roger HodgsonRoger Hodgson will perform two concerts at the Royal Albert Hall in London next May…

20/05/17: Royal Albert Hall, London
21/05/17: Royal Albert Hall, London

Tickets will go on sale in September for the RAH shows and more concert announcements are expected this year.

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for these dates and many more.

08/07/16: Marillion stream track from new album

Taken from the forthcoming studio album, FEAR, scheduled for release on 23rd September 2016, via Ear Music, is the first section of the seventeen minute epic The New Kings.

The band also revealed on their Facebook Page that “on Monday 11th July we will be premiering “live” a new song from F*** Everyone And Run at our show in Barcelona. The song is called ‘The New Kings’. As a “thank you” the band has decided to send a download-link to everyone who has already pre-ordered the album so you can hear the studio version of the song…”

07/07/16: Dream The Electric Sleep upload Flight video

The track is taken from DTES‘s forthcoming third album, Beneath The Dark Wide Sky, which is due out on 22nd July 2016 through Mutiny Records.

“The video was animated and directed by LA Watson, who reveals it was inspired by the “ecological crisis” currently facing the planet.

Watson says: “The conceptual and visual theme came from thinking about the environmental damage that was caused by the American Dust Bowl of the 1930s. I wanted to draw connections between this moment to the current ecological crisis our planet is facing today.”


07/07/16: ARW name band for forthcoming tour of US and UK

ARW logo

Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman have announced that Lee Pomeroy (bass), Louis Molino III (drums) and Gary Cambra (multi-instrumentalist) will complete the touring line-up for their US dates later this year and also for the Spring 2017 shows in the UK. A list of the UK dates can be found in the TPA Gig Guide.

07/07/16: Paul Draper releases lyric video for No Ideas featuring Steven Wilson

Paul Draper has released his first solo four track EP, entitled ‘EP ONE’ on Kscope last month and were the first official recordings by Paul since 2004’s posthumous Mansun collection Kleptomania.

“The EP features three equally brilliant, very different brand new tracks: the lead ‘Feeling My Heart Run Slow’ – a thundering juggernaut of a revenge rock n roll song; which was premiered on BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq show; ‘No Ideas’ – a mind-expanding spy movie soundtrack condensed into just under six minutes which was recorded with Steven Wilson, who played bass, acoustic and electric guitar, Moog, Mellotron and Prophet synths on the track; ‘The Silence is Deafening’ – a gleaming pop song that perfectly melds together glacial synths and soaring guitar-bass-drums, co-written with Catherine AD (aka The Anchoress). Her current album Confessions of a Romance Novelist was co-produced and co-written by Paul. The EP also features an alternate mix of “Feeling My Heart Run Slow” by Andy MacFarlane of The Twilight Sad.”

SOURCE: Kscope Music

07/07/16: Dream Theater release video of The Astonishing tour visuals

Dream Theater release tour visuals for ‘Moment Of Betrayal’ from their latest studio album The Astonishing.

Read TPA’s review of Dream Theater’s London Palladium concert HERE | Read TPA’s review of The Astonishing

06/07/16: Cambridge Film Festival celebrates Syd Barrett

Syd Barrett CFFCambridge Live has announced that it is teaming up with the Cambridge Film Trust to premiere a series of films about both Syd Barrett and the Swinging Sixties at the 2016 Cambridge Film Festival, as part of its celebrations of the life and work of Syd Barrett.

The centre piece will be a film, entitled ‘Get All That Ant?’, a free form documentary filmed by a former school friend and fellow art student of Syd Barrett’s, Anthony Stern.

The film will premiere as part of a series of film screenings about Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd on Friday 21st October at the Cambridge Guildhall as part of the 36th Cambridge Film Festival which runs from 20th – 27th October.

Continue reading HERE on TPA.

06/07/16: David Cross releases album trailer

In this brief trailer David Cross and members of the band talk about the new studio album Sign of the Crow, to be released by Noisy Records on 5th August 5th 2016.

Band line-up:
David Cross: Violin | Jinian Wilde: Voice | Paul Clark: Guitar | Alex Hall: Keyboards | Mick Paul: Bass | Craig Blundell: Drums

The David Cross Band have concerts coming up over the next couple of months, both featuring David Jackson (Van der Graaf Generator)

17/07/16: The Robin 2, Bilston, Wolverhampton
09/08/16: The Lexington, London (album launch)

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for these dates and many more.

06/07/16: Nosound release first video from forthcoming studio album

Nosound’s latest studio album, scheduled for release on 2nd September 2016, marks a major departure and includes guest appearances from Anathema’s Vincent Cavanagh and acclaimed Italian singer Andrea Chimenti.

“After a decade of crafting a very particular type of widescreen melancholia and wistful imagery, Nosound’s fifth studio album Scintilla introduces a wholly new musical and visual approach for Giancarlo Erra’s ever-evolving band.”

Nosound have launched their first video for the song “Short Story” – Giancarlo comments of the song and video “This is one of the shortest and less structured Nosound songs, both musically and lyrically, and yet one that perfectly sets the mood to ‘different’ and prepares for the album. A statement of intentions, so much that it is the opening of the album and the one we choose to be the first single. The video was shot specifically for this song, introducing the places where the album was partly written and recorded, and at the same time illustrating the emotional extremes present on the whole album, being at the same time delicate and thunderous without very much for the in-between.”

Anathema’s Vincent Cavanagh lends his distinctive vocals to two of the album’s tracks – “In Celebration Of Life” and “The Perfect Wife”, and cellist Marianne De Chastelaine returns once more to the Nosound fold (this time in a more free-flowing and improvisational capacity). Acclaimed Italian singer Andrea Chimenti co-writes and sings on the serene “Sogno E Incendio”.

Scintilla will be released on the following formats and is available to pre-order from Burning Shed.

SOURCE: I Like Press

06/07/16: Gong to release new studio album in September

Rejoice! I’m Dead! is the title for the forthcoming Gong album, scheduled for release, through Madfish, on 16th September 2016.

Kavus says of the album: “Rejoice! I’m Dead! came together over several weeks in an East London rehearsal studio. In terms of the writing, the songs became very elastic, what may have been brought to the band as a fixed idea, through experimenting, discarding, expanding and mutating evolved into the songs as you hear them now. Every member was key in the development of each song.” Thus, Kavus (vocals/guitar), Fabio Golfetti (guitar/vocals), Dave Sturt (bass/vocals), Ian East (sax/flute) and Cheb Nettles (drums/vocals) took on the mantle of steering the Teapot further into outer space and the inner ear.

Continue reading HERE on TPA.

06/07/16: Devin Townsend announces 2017 European Tour Dates

Devin Townsend has announced European tour dates for next year in support of the upcoming studio album Transcendence – scheduled for release on 9th September 2016.

Click HERE for full tour dates. Tickets go on sale – Friday 8th July at 10:00 (BST) and 11:00 (CET).

Devin Townsend Project 2017 European Tour Dates
28/01/17: Antwerp – Trix [BE]
30/01/17: Esch-Sur-Alzette – Rockhal [FR]
31/01/17: Paris – Le Bataclan [FR]
01/02/17: Bordeaux – Rockschool Barbey [FR]
03/02/17: Madrid – La Riviera [ES]
04/02/17: Barcelona – Razzmatazz 2 [ES]
05/02/17: Marseille – Le Moulin [FR]
07/02/17: Milan – Live Club [IT]
DTP Poster08/02/17: Pratteln – Z7 [CH]
09/02/17: Stuttgart – LKA Longhorn [DE]
10/02/17: Munich – Backstage [DE]
12/02/17: Zagreb – Tvornica Club [HR]
13/02/17: Budapest – A38 [AT]
14/02/17: Vienna – Arena [DE]
16/02/17: Prague – The Roxy [CZ]
17/02/17: Leipzig – Taubchenthal [DE]
18/02/17: Krakow – Kwadrat [PL]
19/02/17: Warsaw – Stodola [PL]
21/02/17: Hamburg – Grunspan [DE]
22/02/17: Arhus – Voxhall [BE]
23/02/17: Gothenburg – Pustervik [SE]
25/02/17: Bergen – Blastfest [NO]
26/02/17: Oslo – Sentrum Scene [NO]
28/02/17: Helsinki – The Circus [FI]
01/03/17: Seinajoki – Rytmikorjaamo [FI]
03/03/17: Stockholm – Berns [SE]
04/03/17: Malmö – KB [SE]
05/03/17: Copenhagen – Amager Bio [BE]
07/03/17: Berlin – Columbia Theater [DE]
08/03/17: Dortmund – FZW [DE]
09/03/17: Tilburg – 013 [NL]
10/03/17: Amsterdam – De Melkweg [NL]
12/03/17: Bristol – Colston Hall [UK]
13/03/17: Manchester – Academy [UK]
14/03/17: Glasgow – Barrowlands Ballroom [UK]
16/03/17: Birmingham – O2 Institute [UK]
17/03/17: London – Hammersmith Apollo [UK]
18/03/17: Nottingham – Rock City [UK]

Between The Buried And Me will be the main support on the majority of dates and Leprous opening on all mainland dates.

05/07/16: Lapis Lazuli’s fourth album to be released in November 2016

Lapis Lazuli reveal that their latest studio album, Wrong Meeting, the follow-up to the well received Alien, will be released on 11th November 2016.

A “band helping to define the New Canterbury sound, and actually hailing from the Kent cathedral city, Lapis lazuli burst upon an unsuspecting world in 2012 with their double-debut, the “un” rather than “in” famous Bungalow Sessions, released as two separate albums on the same day. April 2014 saw the release of Alien / Abra Cadaver, an album that combined the forty-minute, five-part track Alien with a twenty five minute Latino-Canterbury freakout entitled Abra Cadaver”… Read Roger Trenwith’s review of Alien HERE.

05/07/16: Debut EP release from Zosia Jagodzinska this month

Contemporary cellist and singer-songwriter Zosia Jagodzinska will release her debut (digital) EP, Eros and Thanatos on Thursday 21st July 2016.

“Zosia Jagodzinska writes intimate and atmospheric songs for cello, piano and voice. Her songs bring to life original poetry-influenced by the likes of Dylan Thomas and Rainer Maria Rilke- confronting themes of death, love, sex and uncertainty in a harmonic language which lies somewhere between folk, contemporary classical and jazz. Her music has been noted for its raw, heartfelt and cinematic qualities, and been featured in independent films by British directors Oliver Guy Watkins and Tim Porter, as well as various contemporary dance and theatre performances. She’s joined on this debut EP by drummer Simon Roth, whose skilled and imaginative percussion work is in demand across many genres.”

05/07/16: Clive Nolan to release Beyond The Veil DVD

Clive Nolan - Beyond The Veil DVDClive Nolan is to release an ‘official bootleg’ DVD of the acoustic show recorded at Cheltenham Playhouse during the Fire and the Quest weekend in 2015.

“The acoustic ‘Beyond the Veil’ concert took place at the Cheltenham Playhouse on September 5th 2015 as part of the event celebrating 10 Years of Clive Nolan Musicals.

The concert features Clive and the cast members of his musicals ‘She’ and ‘Alchemy’, including Christina Booth, Alan Reed, Gemma Louise Edwards, Paul Manzi Verity Smith, Agnieszka Swita, Victoria Bolley, Mark Westwood, Scott Higham and Kylan Amos.

The DVD is the first official bootleg of the Caamora Theatre Company.”

*The sound quality is limited because we only had the audio recorded on camera.

04/07/16: Rob Reed streams Sanctuary II Part One

Rob Reed, who released Sanctuary II last month, has issued a streaming version Sanctuary II Part One on Bandcamp.

Rob will be performing the album, in its entirety, at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios on 8th October 2016.

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for this date and many more.

03/07/16: Scott Walker’s film score to be released next month

Scott Walker’s score for the historical mystery drama film, The Childhood Of A Leader, which chronicles the childhood of a fascist leader during World War I and premiered at last year’s 72nd Venice International Film Festival, will be released on 18th August 2016 through British independent record label 4AD.

“Directed by Brady Corbet, The Childhood Of A Leader is partly inspired by Jean-Paul Sartre’s short story of the same name – a tense psychological drama tracing the formative years of a young boy and set against the backdrop of the 1919 Paris Peace Conference that led to the establishment of the Treaty Of Versailles.” Wikipedia.

01. Orchestral Tuning Up
02. Opening
03. Dream Sequence
04. Village Walk
05. RUN
06. Down The stairs
07. Up The Stairs
08. The Letter
09. Versailles
10. Cutting Flowers
11. Boy, Mirror, Cars Arriving
12. Third Tantrum
13. Printing Press
14. On The Way To The Meeting
15. The Meeting
16. Post Meeting
17. Finale
18. New Dawn (synth layout for cut scene)

Scott Walker continues to work with long-term collaborators Peter Walsh (co-producer) and Mark Warman (musical director), with the latter conducting an orchestra comprised of 46 string players and 16 brass for the studio recording.

02/07/16: Syd Arthur stream track from forthcoming album

Syd Arthur stream Sun Rays, a track taken from their forthcoming album, Apricity, set for release in October.

Commenting on the new release: “This album is the distillation of everything we have been exploring in our music up until now.”

The band have also recently announced a series of gigs in support of the album…

UK TOUR DATES 2016 (with White Denim)
05/10/16: O2 ABC, Glasgow
06/10/16: Stylus (LUU), Leeds
07/10/16: O2 Ritz, Manchester
08/10/16: O2 Academy, Bristol
10/10/16: Rock City, Nottingham
11/10/16: The Roundhouse, London

15/10/16: Hackney Wonderland Festival, London

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for these dates and much more.

01/07/16: Gryphon add new date at London’s Union Chapel

Gryphon have added a further UK date with a return to the Union Chapel in September. Read TPA’s concert review from last year – HERE. The band will also be playing at this year’s Cropredy Festival which features Headspace, Lifesigns, Fairport Convention and a whole host more.

11/08/16: Cropredy Festival, Banbury
12/08/16: St John’s Church, Godalming
16/08/16: Robin 2, Bilston
17/08/16: Talking Heads, Southampton
16/09/16: Union Chapel, Islington, London

Visit the TPA Gig Guide for the UK’s most comprehensive UK prog concert listing.

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