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BANDS & PERFORMERS:

Nazareth
(UK) / May 31, 2017

Latest News:

Frontiers Music has announced the signing of legendary rockers Nazareth to the label for the release of a brand new studio album in 2018. The current line-up of the band consists of Pete Agnew (founding member, on bass), Lee Agnew (Pete’s son, on drums), Jimmy Murrison (guitars) and new singer Carl Sentance (who joined the band in 2015 after Dan McCafferty had to retire due to illness). Pete Agnew says, “With Carl as our brand new singer and Frontiers as our brand new record company, the buzz surrounding us right now is the same as it was when we went in to record our very first album. I can't wait for the sparks to fly!”

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Iced Earth
(USA) / May 31, 2017

Forthcoming release:

Iced Earth has finished work on its new album, "Incorruptible" (10 tracks), for a mid-June release. Regarding how "Incorruptible" compares to previous Iced Earth albums, guitarist and main songwriter Jon Schaffer said: “It’s something halfway between "The Dark Saga" (1996) and "Dystopia" (2011), though there are also a lot of new things, of course”. As you can see, the band’s only true progressive metal masterpiece, the highly underrated “Burnt Offerings” (1995), hasn’t been mentioned, unlike “The Dark Saga”, their most straightforward and primitive album, and “Dystopia”, which represents traditional heavy metal in style. So no prog-metal fan should expect anything extraordinary from "Incorruptible", despite the album’s ambitious title.

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The Tangent
(UK/Sweden/USA) / May 31, 2017

Forthcoming release:

"The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery" (6 tracks), the new album by the multinational progressive rock supergroup The Tangent, will be released on July 21, 2017, via Inside Out Music. Line-up: Andy Tillison (Parallel or 90 Degrees) – keyboards, vocals, drums; Marie-Eve de Gaultier (Maschine) – keyboards, vocals; Luke Machin (Maschine) – guitar, vocals; Theo Travis (Steven Wilson, Gong, Soft Machine) - saxophones, flutes; Jonas Reingold (Karmakanic, Kaipa, Agents of Mercy) – bass; with: Boff Whalley – vocals. Genre: Symphonic Rock. Format: CD vinyl + CD, digital.

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Steven Wilson
(UK) / May 31, 2017

Forthcoming release:

Well, just like Opeth (whose latest release “Sorceress” is their most mainstream-sounding album to date), Steven Wilson is already petered out too, no doubt. Here is a brief description of his new outing: “From futurist rock and spectral electronics to hyper-space ambience and dizzying guitars, the new Steven Wilson album, “To The Bone” (11 tracks), is hat-tip to the ambitious progressive pop records of his youth (think Peter Gabriel’s “So”, Talk-Talk’s “Colour of Spring” and Tears For Fears’ “Seeds of Love”)”. Alas, inspiration is as transient as everything in this world… Genre: Progressive Rock/Pop. ‘Line-up’: Steven Wilson: vocals, instruments, programming, electronics; with: Ninet Tayeb: vocals (3, 7). Release date: August 18, 2017. Label: Caroline International. Format: CD, vinyl, digital, Blu-Ray.

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Metal Church
(USA) / May 31, 2017


RECORDING COMPANIES:

Stickman Records
(UK) / May 31, 2017

Forthcoming release:

  • Elder – "Reflections of a Floating World"

    Made up of 6 tracks ranging from 9 to 13 mins in length, "Reflections of a Floating World" is the new album by the American band Elder, stylistically representing heavy psychedelic prog (think King Crimson, Amon Duul II, Pink Floyd and Rush without vocals). Line-up: Nicholas DiSalvo - guitar, keyboards, vocals; Jack Donovan – bass; Matt Couto – drums; with: Michael Risberg – guitar; Michael Samos - pedal steel. Format: CD, LP, MC, digital. Release date: June 2, 2017. Label: Stickman Records (in Europe).

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    Cuneiform Records
    (USA) / May 31, 2017

    New release:

  • Bubblemath – “Edit Peptide”

    The American band Bubblemath is a new signee to Cuneiform Records. These progressive rockers from Minneapolis had a following of nearly 90,000 Myspace fans at the time of their first album in 2002. Their second album and first on Cuneiform, “Edit Peptide”, is an epic story of creative drive and determination. To record and release their sophomore album, Bubblemath persevered over a 15-year period riddled with personal hurdles and technical and logistic potholes. They had something important to express, to share with the public, and “Edit Peptide” is the result. (Vitaly’s note: Bubblemath is one of those – very few – bands that are able to make the short-format songs sound highly, I’d even say incredibly progressive!)

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    Rock Action Records
    (UK) / May 31, 2017

    Forthcoming release:

  • Mogwai – "Every Country’s Sun"

    "Every Country’s Sun" (11 tracks), the new album by the British post-rock band Mogwai, will be released on September 1, 2017, by Rock Action Records. Line-up: Barry Burns – guitars, keyboards, flute; Stuart Braithwaite – guitar; Dominic Aitchison – bass; Martin Bulloch – drums. Format: CD, vinyl, digital.

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    Plane Groovy Records
    (UK) / May 31, 2017

    Forthcoming release:

  • Cosmograf – "The Hay-Man Dreams"

    "The Hay-Man Dreams" (6 tracks) is the new album by the British progressive rock project Cosmograf. Line-up: Robin Armstrong: vocals, keyboards, guitar, bass; with: Kyle Fenton: drums; Matt Stevens: guitar; Rachael Hawnt: vocals. Format: LP, CD, digital. Release date: July 14, 2017. On LP it will be released by Plane Groovy Records.

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    Progressive Promotion Records
    (Germany) / May 31, 2017

    Forthcoming release:

  • Quantum Fantay – "Tessellation Of Euclidean Space"

    "Tessellation Of Euclidean Space" (8 tracks), the new album (CD) by the Belgian instrumental space-rock project Quantum Fantay, will be released in July 2017 via Progressive Promotion Records. Line-up: Pete Mush: synthesizers, programming; Tom: guitars; Jaro: bass; Gino Bartolini: drums; with: Nette Willox – saxophone.

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