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BANDS & PERFORMERS:

Styx
(USA) / April 30, 2017

Forthcoming release:

The legendary American progressive hard rock band Styx releases its new (16th) album, “The Mission”, after a 14-year hiatus. Consisting of 15 tracks, the album is only 43 mins in length. Nonetheless, at least according to singer and guitarist Tommy Shaw, “The Mission” is their most ambitious, most challenging and most rewarding release to date. Line-up: Tommy Shaw – vocals, guitars; James Young – keyboards, vocals; Lawrence Gowan – guitars, vocals; Chuck Panozzo – bass; Todd Sucherman – drums, and Ricky Phillips – bass. Release date: June 16. Label: UM Entertainment.

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Rainbow
(UK) / April 30, 2017

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The 21st-century incarnation of Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow has recorded new music, the band leader has revealed. “We recorded some songs for Blackmore’s Night and two songs with the new singer for Rainbow.” That singer is Ronnie Romero, who also fronts his own band Lords Of Black. But Blackmore hasn’t decided whether any more songs will be written and recorded, meaning for a new Rainbow album, noting, “Rather than make an album, we may release the recorded ones as singles”.

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Discipline
(USA) / April 30, 2017

Forthcoming release:

“Captives of the Wine Dark Sea”, the new album by the American progressive rock band Discipline, will see the light of day on July 7. The band’s fifth full-fledged album to date, “Captives of the Wine Dark Sea” is made up of 7 compositions. Line-up: Matthew Parmenter – vocals, keyboards; Chris Herin – guitars; Mathew Kennedy – bass; Paul Dzendzel – drums. Format: CD, LP, digital. Label: The Laser's Edge Records.

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Roger Waters
(UK) / April 30, 2017

Forthcoming release:

Roger Waters’ first original record in 25 years, “Is This the Life We Really Want?”, will be released on June 2 via Columbia Records. The album is 55 mins in length, and there are 12 tracks on it. Line-up: Roger Waters (basses, guitars, vocals); Gus Seyffert (bass, guitar, keyboards), Jonathan Wilson (guitar, keyboards), Joey Waronker (drums), Roger Manning (keyboards), Lee Pardini (keyboards) and Lucius (vocals). The physical album release includes a 4-panel soft pack CD and a double 180-gram vinyl LP in a gatefold jacket. All album formats, physical and digital, are available for pre-order starting April 21. Waters will perform more than 50 shows on the 2017 ‘Us & Them’ North American tour.

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Paradise Lost
(UK) / April 30, 2017


RECORDING COMPANIES:

Seacrest Oy Music
(Finland) / April 30, 2017

Forthcoming release:

  • The Samurai Of Prog – "On We Sail"

    Seacrest Oy Music presents: "On We Sail", the new album (CD) by the multinational progressive rock supergroup The Samurai Of Prog, which will be released in May. The album is made up of 9 tracks running from 4 to almost 11 mins. Line-up: Marco Bernard: basses; Kimmo Porsti: drums; Steve Unruh: vocals, violin, flute; with: Octavio Stampalia: keyboards; Fabio Zuffanti: keyboards; Ruben Alvarez: el. & ac. guitars; Jacob Holm-Lupo): el. guitars; Michelle Young: vocals; Mark Trueack: vocals; and many other musicians.

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    Esoteric Recordings
    (UK) / April 30, 2017

    Forthcoming release:

  • Fish On Friday – "Quiet Life"

    Esoteric Recordings presents: "Quiet Life", the new album by the Belgian progressive rock/pop band Fish On Friday. The album consists of 10 tracks and lasts for 55 mins. Line-up: William Beckers: keyboards, percussion; Frank Van Bogaert: keyboards, lead and backing vocals; Marty Townsend: guitars; Marcus Weymaere: drums; Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett): bass, Chapman stick, backing vocals; with: Theo Travis (Gong, Steven Wilson, Soft Machine): saxophone, flute; Alan Parsons: backing vocals; Chantal Kashala: backing vocals; Lula Belle Beggs: vocals; and a few more musicians. Format: CD, digital. Release date: May 26.

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    Bad Elephant Music
    (UK) / April 30, 2017

    Forthcoming release:

  • Sky Architect – "Nomad"

    Bad Elephant Music presents: "Nomad", the new album by Sky Architect, a progressive rock band from the Netherlands. The album is made up of 7 tracks. The style is Symphonic Art-Rock. Line-up: Tom Luchies – vocals, guitars; Wabe Wieringa – guitars; Rik Van Honk – keyboards, backing vocals; Guus Van Mierlo – bass; Christiaan Bruin – drums, backing vocals. Format: CD, digital. Release date: June 16.

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    Clostridium Records
    (Sweden) / April 30, 2017

    New release:

  • Maat Lander & OSP – “Maat Lander & OSP”

    Clostridium Records presents: “Maat Lander & OSP”, the self-titled debut album by the multinational psychedelic space rock combo Ìààt Lander & OSP. The album consists of two ‘sidelong’ epics and lasts for 42 mins. Format: LP, digital. Release date: April 30.

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    Rock Company Records
    (Netherlands) / April 30, 2017

    Forthcoming release:

  • Sunrise Auranaut – “The Ocean of Unspoken Words"

    Rock Company Records presents: “The Ocean of Unspoken Words", the new album by the Russian progressive rock project Sunrise Auranaut, which is their fourth release to date. The album is made up of 9 tracks and lasts for 50 mins. The style is Progressive Rock/Metal with elements of Classical Music. Line-up: Vitaly Kiselev – guitars, bass, programming; Alexander Malakhov – synthesizers. Format: CD, digital. Release date: May 26.

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