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Published on 1st October 2022

TPA News – October 2022


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24/10/2022: Dave Brons to release Return to Arda in November

Dave Brons’ new Celtic Prog album, Return to Arda is scheduled for 4th November 2022. Dave’s latest release inspired by the Sea, Soil, Sky and JRR Tolkien’s mythical places.

“Over an hour of Celtic Prog music designed to transport you on a musical journey from the -coast of Middle-earth to the woods of Lothlorien, climbing the heights of the Misty Mountains and finally ascending to the sky on the wings of the Eagles to gaze down on the beautiful world below.”

Return to Arda will be available in various formats: CD | CD Deluxe Edition | Digital | (very) Limited Vinyl

SOURCE: Dave Brons


24/10/2022: Tiger Moth Tales to release A Visit To Oxfordshire live album

Tiger Moth Tales live album A Visit To Oxfordshire is scheduled for 7 November 2022 via White Knight Records.

Tiger Moth Tales latest offering is a live album that was recorded at the Prog For Peart festival in Abingdon, Oxfordshire on 2nd July 2022. With a running time of 75 minutes, and featuring songs from most of the Tiger Moth Tales back catalogue, this is a wonderful representation of the live TMT experience.

Pete Jones comments: “It was a lot of fun performing this set, which I think shows in the recording. I felt it was a good idea to release a live album of the band at this point, because the chaps have been doing a splendid job with the newer material, and I think we’re sounding pretty epic at the moment! I’m sure everyone is going to love it.”

Tiger Moth Tales (TMT) -  A Visit To OxfordshireTRACK LISTING
01. The Mighty Fallen
02. Feels Alright
03. Tigers In The Butter
04. Light
05. Mad March Hare
06. Blackbird
07. The Ballad Of Longshanks John
08. The Merry Vicar
09. Toad Of Toad Hall
10. A Visit To Chigwick
11. Still Alive

A Visit To Oxfordshire is available for pre-order now HERE. CD & Digital versions available on Bandcamp from 7 November 2022

SOURCES: White Knight Records | Tiger Moth Tales


23/10/2022: Galahad release first music from The Last Great Adventurer

Today sees the release of The Last Great Adventurer, Galahad’s eleventh studio album and to mark the occasion the band have released a ‘single edit’ of the opening track Alive

The band comment: “This latest opus, the band’s eleventh studio album, has been several years in the making and most of the songs on the album actually pre-date the previous ‘Seas of Change’ album from 2018! Plus, due the constraints of the recent Covid emergency, the album was recorded at several locations over the last couple of years by the various band members and finally pulled together, edited, mixed and mastered, as usual, by engineer/producer extraordinaire Karl Groom (Threshold/Dragonforce/Pendragon/Arena/Yes etc.).”

The CD version will be released officially today 24th October 2022 followed by the digital download/streaming version on 7th November 2022 – available from all the usual DIGITAL platforms including our official Galahad Bandcamp site. A gatefold vinyl LP version is planned in conjunction Oskar Productions in Poland, hopefully towards the end of 2022.

SOURCE: Galahad


21/10/2022: The Fierce And The Dead premiere Photogenic Love

Recently (and you can read the article further down on this page) The Fierce And The Dead announced the release of their new studio album, News From The Invisible World in early 2023, along with the release of the first single, Photogenic Love. As promised here’s the single…

“Described as heavy psychedelic pop, Photogenic Love is the 3rd single from the upcoming 4th Fierce And The Dead album (out early 2023). This track brings to mind Faith No More, Tame Impala, Smashing Pumpkins, LCD Soundsystem, Flaming Lips, Gorillaz and MGMT and once again features vocals from TFATD bassist Kevin Feazey.”

Photogenic Love will be available from The Fierce And The Dead Bandcamp page on 21st October 2022.

SOURCE: TFATD


21/10/2022: Riverside release I’m Done With You (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Riverside have announced their first full-length studio album, ID.Entity will be released through InsideOut Music on 20 January 2023. Today sees the release of the first single I’m Done With You

Mariusz Duda comments on I’m Done With You: “We live in times of anger and helplessness. In times dominated by big tech, populists, conspiracy theories, hatred, greedy corporations causing the planet and the human nature to die at an accelerated speed. We live in times when one country can attack another out of the blue just because they think they are more deserving of something. These days it’s simply hard to sing only about love, friendship and escapes into imaginary worlds.”

ID.Entity will be available in various formats: CD | Digital | Limited Edition 2CD+Blu-ray Artbook | Limited Edition 2CD Mediabook | Coloured Vinyl.

SOURCE: Riverside


21/10/2022: O.R.k. announce European dates for 2023

Colin Edwin and Pat Mastelotto’s O.R.k. – with vocalist Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari and guitarist Carmelo Pipitone – have announced a short run of European dates for April next year and in support of their Screamnasium, released today . The only UK date, so far, is on the second day of the Prognosis (UK) Festival at The O2 [Indigo].

Colin Edwin comments: “I’m super-happy that the opportunity to bring Screamnasium to life has now arrived in the shape of our first European tour since 2019. O.R.k. live inhabits a very unique space that I’ve have been missing for far too long. To say the usual phrase, ‘I am looking forward to it’ doesn’t really express how I feel, because I know we’re capable of creating a very special energy live.”

SOURCE: O.R.k.

Keep up to date with the UK dates with the TPA Gig Guide.


21/10/2022: Prog For Peart announce 2023 dates & headliners

Prog For Peart - 2023 TPA banner

Prog For Peart organisers have announced the 2023 festival dates as being Friday 7th July and Saturday 8th July. They have also given details of some of the 16 bands who will perform over the two days including UK neo prog stalwarts Galahad and Scottish proggers Abel Ganz.

The Prog For Peart two day prog festival will remain at The Northcourt, the venue in Abingdon, Oxfordshire which was home to the first two years after receiving universally positive feedback on the site from the festival goers.

In addition to Galahad and Abel Ganz, Prog For Peart 2023 will also see Zio featuring Hayley Griffiths, The Doris Brendel Band, Yuval Ron Group from Germany & Band of Rain from the UK with more to be announced in the coming days and weeks. In total 16 bands will perform with eight appearing each day.

SOURCE: Prog For Peart

Keep up to date with the TPA Gig Guide & TPA Festival Guide – the UK’s most comprehensive prog gig listings.


20/10/2022: Juha Kujanpää announces the release of Old Ways, New Ways

Juha Kujanpää - Old Ways, New WaysFinnish composer, arranger and keyboard player Juha Kujanpää working in the area between jazz, rock, world and theatre has announced the release of his new instrumental album Old Ways, New Ways. The album was recorded between 2019-22, and will be released via Kuu Records on 9 November 2022.

The band, Juha Kujanpää Ensemble, was founded in 2013 and on these three albums it consisted of a combination of four-piece rock/jazz-band and three folk music fiddlers. On the new album, the line-up has changed. The core band (Juha Kujanpää keyboards, Timo Kämäräinen guitar, Tero Tuovinen bass and Jussi MieNola drums) has stayed the same, but there aren’t any fiddles to be heard this time. The sound of the album is characterised by wind and brass instruments, as well as a wordless vocal ensemble. Has the music changed – that’s leg for the listener to decide.

Kujanpää’s three previous albums To Where My Wings Will Take Me (2017), Goldwing (2015) and Tales and Travels (2013) were all favourably reviewed on TPA as well as receiving very positive international reviews.

SOURCE: Juha Kujanpää


19/10/2022: Polyphia announce European & UK tour dates for 2023

Polyphia European tour banner 2023

USA based instrumental quartet Polyphia announce a series of European & UK tour dates in May 2023. The tour starts in Bristol on 9th May followed by four UK shows before the band head to Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Switzerland and finishing up in France on 26 May 2023.

The band release their latest studio album Remember That You Will Die on 28 October through Rise Records. The band’s latest single, Ego Death featured Steve Via…

SOURCE: Polyphia

Keep up to date with the UK dates with the TPA Gig Guide.


16/10/2022: Noel Duggan ~ RIP

Clannad have revealed the passing of founding member Noel Duggan, on 15 October 2022.

“We are heartbroken to share the news that Noel Duggan, our beloved Uncle, trusted friend, and founding member of Clannad, died suddenly in Donegal yesterday evening. He was 73 years old. Noel will be forever remembered for his outstanding guitar solos, his love of music and his dedication to the band.”

SOURCE: Clannad


13/10/2022: Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp hit the road in 2023

Toyah Willcox and Robert Fripp are bursting out of the kitchen and going on a 14 date tour UK tour in September and October 2023…

“An evening of ‘Sunday Lunch’ reminiscing and full rock classics, familiar from their hit YouTube series, with Robert on guitar.”

Toayah Willcox & Robert Fripp tour poster

Tickets will be on sale on Friday 14th October 2022.

SOURCE: Toyah Willcox

Keep up to date with the TPA Gig Guide – the UK’s most comprehensive prog gig listings.


12/10/2022: The Fierce And The Dead announce new single Photogenic Love

The Fierce And The Dead

The Fierce And The Dead have announced the release of their new studio album, News From The Invisible World in early 2023, and next Friday (21st October 2022) sees the release of the single, Photogenic Love

“Described as heavy psychedelic pop, Photogenic Love is the 3rd single from the upcoming 4th Fierce And The Dead album (out early 2023). This track brings to mind Faith No More, Tame Impala, Smashing Pumpkins, LCD Soundsystem, Flaming Lips, Gorillaz and MGMT and once again features vocals from TFATD bassist Kevin Feazey.”

TFATD guitarist Steve Cleaton comments “I think this track is a good example of the creative process we used on many of the newer songs. The circumstances of the last couple of years, of course, meant that we couldn’t practice together that much. Rather than let this get in the way of writing new material, we decided to employ wholly different methods, and often different instruments, than we have done in the past…”

TFATD drummer Stuart Marshall added: “The song covers a fair amount of ground in terms of sonic dynamics. Evolved during a new online writing process, that collaboratively evoked different influences from genres including, 70’s rock, 80’s pop and post rock. It’s a vocal ear-worm and a song we hope to hear people singing along to at shows”.

Photogenic Love will be available from The Fierce And The Dead Bandcamp page on 21st October 2022.

SOURCE: TFATD


12/10/2022: Yes announce The Album Series Tour 2023

Yes - Relayer 2023 Tour banner

“YES have announced UK dates for their long-awaited Album Series 2023 Tour featuring their 1974 Relayer album in its entirety together with a selection of other classic YES favourites. Tickets are on sale from 10am on Friday 14 October.

The Relayer Tour was originally planned for 2020 but postponed due to the pandemic and last year’s highly successful 50th anniversary of their legendary Close To The Edge album. The Royal Albert Hall was the original choice for the tour’s London show but has no availability, so the band will make a nostalgic return to an old haunt, the former Hammersmith Odeon.

The coming tour features Steve Howe (guitars), Geoff Downes (keyboards), Jon Davison (lead vocals, acoustic guitar), Billy Sherwood (bass guitar) with Jay Schellen (drums and percussion) stepping into Alan White’s shoes following his passing in May 2022.

The show will comprise of two sets by the band. The first will feature favourite classic tracks from YES’ extensive catalogue. YES will perform Relayer, their seventh studio album, in full in the second set.”

A full list of all the 2023 Album Series Tour Dates can be found HERE on the Yes website… the UK dates are as follows:

The Album Series Tour ‘Relayer’ UK Dates
10/06/2023: Symphony Hall – Birmingham
11/06/2023: Cliffs Pavilion – Southend
12/06/2023: Barbican – York
14/06/2023: Royal Concert Hall – Glasgow
15/06/2023: Sage – Gateshead
16/06/2023: Philharmonic Hall – Liverpool
18/06/2023: Bridgewater Hall – Manchester
20/06/2023: Eventim Apollo – London

SOURCE: Yes

Keep up to date with the TPA Gig Guide – the UK’s most comprehensive prog gig listings.


07/10/2022: Winter’s End announce day splits

Winter's End 2023

Winter’s End Festival organisers have announced the day splits for next April’s event. Headliners across the three main evenings are: Knight Area, The Tangent and RPWL.

Dates: 30th March – 2nd April 2023
Venue: The Drill Hall, Lower Church Street, Chepstow, NP16 5HJ
Info: Winter’s End

THURSDAY: La Villa Strangiato

FRIDAY: Knight Area | TBC

SATURDAY: The Tangent | Abel Ganz | Kinetic Element | Azure | C-sides

SUNDAY: RPWL | Hayley Griffiths Band | Seven Steps To The Green Door | Ghost Of The Machine | The Mighty Ra

SOURCE: Winter’s End

Keep up to date with the TPA Gig Guide & TPA Festival Guide – the UK’s most comprehensive prog gig listings.


07/10/2022: The Blackheart Orchestra release Astronaut (Official video)

Today sees the release of The Blackheart Orchestra’s latest studio album Hotel Utopia – and to mark the event they have released a video for the track Astronaut.

In his review TPA’s David Edwards comments: “Hotel Utopia sees The Blackheart Orchestra reach another artistic level, with their most consistent, mature and expressive release to date. The multi-instrumental interplay between the duo is stunning and Chrissy’s vocals have a confidence and deep emotional content throughout. With a lyrical theme focusing on the many aspects of the afterlife, it is a challenging, diverse, genre-breaking and rewarding journey and gains stature and depth the more you listen to it.”

You can read the full review HERE on TPA

SOURCE: The Blackheart Orchestra


07/10/2022: Nightwish premiere Noise (Live at the Islanders Arms)

Nightwish premiere a new Tour Edition of the Human. :II: Nature (2020) concept album, with the official release of Noise

Nightwish comment: “In the past two years, we have been affected by the cancellations and restrictions just like many other artists out there, and could not present our Human. :II: Nature album with live shows all across the globe yet. Now, this is about to change with a full European tour taking place in November and December 2022.

As a special, limited release right on time with tour start, on November 18th, we present the Human. :II: Nature. (Tour Edition) as luxurious 2CD plus Blu-ray Digipak including the recent album alongside the Virtual Live Show From The Islanders Arms 2021 on Blu-ray – region code free for the first time – to cater their gigantic global audience! Originally available just as DVD release, and on Blu-ray in Japan, this new edition is the ultimate version to re-experience this unique and magical show NIGHTWISH created after their world tour had to be cancelled.

Half a year in preparation and premiered on May 28 and May 29, 2021 , An Evening with Nighwish in a Virtual World was not just a regular streaming show. It was an exceptionally ambitious production, allowing fans to follow the band playing live in an astonishing 3D world, designed according to the band’s vision, while interacting with each other. Also, songs from our latest album Human. :II: Nature. were debuted live to a massive audience consisting of more than 150.000 fans from 108 countries!”

Nightwish start their World Tour in Rio De Janeiro on 13 October 2022 and sees the band hit Europe in November with three dates in the UK & Eire. CLICK HERE to visit the band’s tour page.

SOURCE: Nightwish

Keep up to date with the TPA Gig Guide – the UK’s most comprehensive prog gig listings.


07/10/2022: Threshold release Complex single

Threshold release their latest single Complex, taken from the band’s forthcoming studio album, Dividing Lines, which will be released via Nuclear Blast on 18 November 2022.

Guitarist Karl Groom comments: “Complex was the 2nd song written for Dividing Lines and I love the energy that Johanne injected into the song, particularly on the pre-choruses. The idea for the solo came about by accident when I left a parallel pitch-shift on the lead sound whilst making the demo. We can’t wait to release the album and have the chance to tour again.”

You can read the full review HERE on TPA

SOURCE: Threshold


06/10/2022: Prognosis Festival comes to the UK

As revealed in April, the Dutch based Prognosis Festival organisers announced a UK based festival for 2023. The dates for the UK event will be 22nd & 23rd April 2023 and held at Indigo at The O2 London, the week after the Dutch event. Although the headliners are still to be confirmed, an impressive line-up has already been announced which include: Riverside, Soen, Voivod, Ithaca, Rosalie Cunningham, Iamthemorning, LizZard, O.R.K, with more to be announced…

Prognosis_2023

SOURCE: Prognosis Festival

Keep up to date with the TPA Gig Guide & TPA Festival Guide – the UK’s most comprehensive prog gig listings.


03/10/2022: Neil Campbell announce new studio album Faldum

On Friday 4th November composer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Neil Campbell will be releasing his forthcoming studio album, Faldum, on CD and digital download. Based on a Herman Hesse fairy tale it is an instrumental concept album featuring Amy Chalmers (violins), Nicole Collarbone (cellos) and Jon Lawton (production / engineering).

Pre-ordering is available HERE form Neil Campbell’s Bandcamp page, where you can also listen to a couple of tracks from the album.

SOURCE: Neil Campbell


01/10/2022: Franck Carducci & The Fantastic Squad UK Tour dates for 2022

Franck Carducci & The Fantastic Squad have a short run of UK dates during December 2022…

Franck comments: “We cannot wait to be back for the 4th and last time of this tour. Last chance to see “The Answer” show…”

Franck Carducci & the Fantastic Squad UK Tour Poster 2022

SOURCE: Franck Carducci

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