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Edensong Announces April 2018 Tour

American progressive rock band Edensong has announced its upcoming North American tour that begins tomorrow, April 13.

The band is releasing its entire 2017 performance from the Terra Incognita festival in Quebec in a very limited run available exclusively at the shows mentioned below. It’s in CD format and includes access to download an HD video of the whole show.

Edensong’s previous recordings include: The Fruit Fallen (2008), Echoes of Edensong: From the Studio and Stage (2010) and Years in the Garden of Years (2016).

 

Tour Dates:

4/13 – Cambridge, MA (The Lilypad) with Ben Levin Group
4/14 – Winooski, VT (The Monkey House) with Zeus Springsteen
4/15 – Quebec, QC (Centre d’art la Chapelle) with the Night Watch
4/16 – Ottawa, ON (Cafe Dekcuf) with the Night Watch and Pantomime
4/17 – Albany, NY (Savoy Taproom) with Seaspan
4/19 – New York, NY (DROM) with Stratospheerius and 2Birds Band
4/20 – Nyack, NY (Olive’s) with Stratoshpeerius and Thrilldriver

The Flower Kings Announce Second Boxed Set: ‘A Kingdom of Colours 2 (2004 – 2013)’

Acclaimed Swedish progressive rock band The Flower Kings has a new boxed set titled A Kingdom of Colours 2 (2004 – 2013). The new anthology includes the albums from ‘Adam & Eve’ to ‘Desolation Rose’ and also contains 3 discs of bonus material dating back from 1995.

This new collection is a follow-up to ‘A Kingdom of Colours (1995-2002)’ released late last year, that covered the period starting with ‘Back in the World of Adventures’ to ‘Unfold the Future’ over the course of 10 discs.

Full track-listing for the boxed set:

Adam & Eve
1 Love Supreme 19:50
2 Cosmic Circus 3:00
3 Babylon 2:41
4 A Vampires View 8:50
5 Days Gone By 1:10
6 Adam & Eve 7:50
7 Starlight Man 3:30
8 Timelines 7:40
9 Drivers Seat 18:22
10 The Blade of Cain 5:00

Paradox Hotel

CD1
1 Check In 1:37
2 Monsters & Men 21:21
3 Jealousy 3:22
4 Hit Me With a Hit 5:32
5 Pioneers of Aviation 7:49
6 Lucy Had a Dream 5:28
7 Bavarian Skies 6:34
8 Selfconsuming Fire 5:49
9 Mommy Leave the Light On 4:38
10 End on a High Note 10:43

CD2
1 Minor Giant Steps 12:13
2 Touch My Heaven 6:09
3 The Unorthodox Dancinglesson 5:23
4 Man of the World 5:59
5 Life Will Kill You 7:02
6 The Way the Waters Are Moving 3:11
7 What If God Is Alone 7:00
8 Paradox Hotel 6:30
9 Blue Planet 9:43

The Sum of No Evil

1 One More Time 13:04
2 Love Is the Only Answer 24:28
3 Trading My Soul 6:25
4 The Sum of No Reason 13:25
5 Flight 999 Brimstone Air 5:00
6 Life in Motion 12:34

Banks Of Eden

1 Numbers 25:20
2 For the Love of Gold 7:30
3 Pandemonium 6:05
4 For Those About to Drown 6:50
5 Rising the Imperial 7:40

Desolation Rose

1 Tower One 13:37
2 Sleeping Bones 4:16
3 Desolation Road 4:00
4 White Tuxedos 6:30
5 The Resurrected Judas 8:24
6 The Silent Masses 6:17
7 Last Carnivore 4:22
8 Dark Fascist Skies 6:05
9 Blood of Eden 3:12
10 Silent Graveyards 2:52

Bonus Disc 1

1 Kite 07:32
2 Buffalo Man 05:28
3 The Flower King (re-recording 1998) 11:46
4 Stardust We Are (re-recording 1998) 08:57
5 Last Exit 09:17
6 Brazilian Woman 04:18
7 Dexter Frank Jr. 02:24
8 Agent Supreme 02:34
9 Space Traveller 13:10

Bonus Disc 2

1 Petit Heritage 02:02
2 A Good Heart 05:21
3 The Crown and The Cross 04:54
4 King of Grief 03:51
5 She Carved Me a Wooden Heart 05:59
6 Space Revolver 07:33
7 Jupiter Backwards 06:25
8 The River 05:43
9 Turn The Stone 05:07
10 Regal Divers 06:01

Bonus Disc 3

1 Illuminati 06:20
2 Fireghosts 05:50
3 Going Up 05:10
4 LoLines 04:40
5 Runaway Train 04:41
6 Interstellar Visitations 08:24
7 Lazy Monkey 02:25
8 Psalm 2013 02:10
9 The Wailing Wall 03:18
10 Badbeats 05:24
11 Burning Spears 03:15
12 The Final Era 02:57

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Progressive Rock Icons David Cross and David Jackson Release “Another Day”

Another Day” (Cherry Red Records) is the title of the new album by two influential progressive rock musicians. David Cross was a member of King Crimson in the 1970s and David Jackson was a member of Van der Graaf Generator.

The album also includes Mick Paul on bass, Craig Blundell on drums and was produced by Jake Jackson.

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Marbin Releases Israeli Jazz

Marbin – Israeli Jazz

Marbin, a jazz-rock band based in Chicago, has a new album titled Israeli Jazz.

The band features the mix of Dani Rabin’s distorted guitar with Danny Markovitch’s soprano saxophone. Both are Israeli musicians and Marbin’s sound incorporates Israeli music elements.

The lineup includes Dani Rabin on guitar, Danny Markovitch on saxophone, Jon Nadelon on bass; and Blake Jiracek on drums.

Marbin is currently touring the United States and Canada:

Mar 24 – Paducah, KY (Festiversary 3! at Paducah Beer Works)
Mar 25 – Chattanooga, TN (JJ’s Bohemia
Mar 26 – Johnson City, TN (Willow Tree)
Mar 27 – Knoxville, TN (Open Chord)
Mar 28 – Asheville, NC (Isis Music Hall)
Mar 29 – Greenville, SC (The Firmament GVL)
Mar 30 – Charlotte, NC (Evening Muse)
Mar 31 – Winston-Salem, NC (Muddy Creek Music Hall)
Apr 01 – Raleigh, NC (The Pour House)
Apr 02 – Richmond, VA (The Camel)
Apr 03 – Virginia Beach, VA (Shaka’s Live)
Apr 04 – Harrisonburg, VA (The Golden Pony)
Apr 05 – Roanoke, VA (5 Points Music Sanctuary)
Apr 06 – Beckley, WV (Melody’s)
Apr 07 – Charleston, WV (Boulevard Tavern)
Apr 08 – Lexington, KY (The Burl)
Apr 12 – Milwaukee, WI (Shank Hall)
Apr 13 – La Crosse, WI (Midwest Music Fest At The Root Note)
Apr 14 – Menasha, WI (The Source Public House)
Apr 15 – Madison, WI (The Frequency)
Apr 20 – Dayton, OH (The Trolley Stop)
Apr 21 – Millvale, PA (Mr. Smalls Funhouse)
Apr 22 – Bridgeport, WV (Mia Margherita Cole Fired Pizzeria)
Apr 23 – College Park, MD (MilkBoy ArtHouse)
Apr 24 – Asbury Park, NJ (The Saint)
Apr 25 – Philadelphia, PA (Milkboy)
Apr 26 – New York, NY (DROM)
Apr 27 – New Haven, CT (Café Nine)
Apr 28 – Boston, MA (Middle East Upstairs)
Apr 29 – Florence, MA (13th Floor Music Lounge)
Apr 30 – New Bedford, MA (Greasy Luck Brewpub)
May 01 – Manchester, NH (Jewel Music)
May 02 – Portland, ME (Empire)
May 03 – Burlington, VT (Nectar’s)
May 04 – Potsdam, NY (Hurley’s Nightclub)
May 05 – Montréal, Canada (Petit Campus)
May 06 – Albany, NY (The Low Beat)
May 07 – Toronto, Canada (Sneaky Dee’s)
May 08 – Syracuse, NY (Funk N’ Waffles)
May 09 – Rochester, NY (Flour City Station)
May 10 – Buffalo, NY (Buffalo Iron Works)
May 11 – Ypsilanti, MI (Ziggy’s)
May 12 – Mishawaka, IN (Martha’s Midway Tavern)
Jun 07 – Northwood, OH (Boonies Roadhouse)
Jun 08 – Wilkes-Barre, PA (River Street Jazz Cafe)
Jun 09 – Stephentown, NY (Disc Jam Music Festival)
Jun 10 – Erie, PA (Basement Transmissions)
Jun 15 – Marion, IL (John Brown’s On The Square)
Jun 16 – Scottsville, KY (Arts on Main)
Jun 22 – Marion, IA (The Famous Mockingbird)
Jun 23 – Omaha, NE (Intents Fest)
Jun 27 – Dubuque, IA (The Lift)
Jun 28 – Lincoln, NE (The Bourbon)
Jun 29 – Manhattan, KS (Arts in the Park)
Jun 30 – Des Moines, IA (Lefty’s)
Juyl 01 – Pomeroy, IA (Byron’s)
Aug 02 – Cleveland, OH (The Bop Stop)
Aug 04 – Zanesville, OH (Weasel Boy Brewing)
Aug 29 – Billings, MT (The Garage at Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company)
Aug 30 – Helena, MT (Lewis and Clark Brewing Company)
Aug 31 – Bozeman, MT (The Filling Station)
Sep 01 – Victor, ID (Knotty Pine)
Sep 03 – Boise, ID (Liquid)
Sep 05 – Salt Lake City, UT (Urban Lounge)
Sep 06 – Grand Junction, CO (Mesa Theatre)
Sep 08 – Denver, CO (The Walnut Room

Spock’s Beard to Release ‘Noise Floor’ in May 2018

American progressive rock band Spock’s Beard has announced the release of its 13th studio album ‘Noise Floor’ for May 25th, 2018. The lineup includes Ted Leonard, Alan Morse, Dave Meros and Ryo
Okumoto along with the return of the band’s original member Nick D’Virgilio on drums, who left in 2011.

We are always about evolution, not revolution. But what we have done this time is make the songs more melodic,” says singer and guitarist Ted Leonard. “We still love our crazy prog, but now appreciate how important it is to grab people’s attention early on.”

‘Noise Floor’ also features two violinists, a cellist player, a viola player and an English horn player.

The album will be available as a 2CD digipack, gatefold 2LP + 2CD and as digital download.

Celebrated Guitarist Steve Hackett Releases Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham

Steve Hackett – Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham

Progressive rock guitar maestro Steve Hackett has released a new album titled Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham. Wuthering Nights was filmed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall during Hackett’s Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour.

The tour marked the 40th anniversary of Wind & Wuthering, Hackett’s last album with Genesis and the band’s last progressive rock release. To celebrate, Steve and his band played 5 of the best-loved tracks from this iconic album: Eleventh Earl Of Mar, One For The Vine, Blood On The Rooftops, …In That Quiet Earth and Afterglow.

Other fan favorites from Hackett’s Genesis days were ‘revisited’: Dance On A Volcano, Inside & Out, Firth Of Fifth, The Musical Box and the classic Los Endos. The album also features many of Hackett’s solo fan-favorites as well as material from his latest studio album The Night Siren.

Steve recalls the Birmingham performance… “I’m excited about imminent release of ‘Wuthering Nights’. It felt special to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Wind & Wuthering, the Genesis album I had the most songwriting involvement with and a favorite among many fans. Songs like One for the Vine, Eleventh Earl of Mar and Blood on the Rooftops come across powerfully on this release, which also features other Genesis and solo Hackett favorites along with songs from my latest album The Night Siren… Sit back and enjoy!

The band that appears in this recording includes Roger King on keyboards; Gary O’Toole on drums and percussion; Rob Townsend on saxophones and flutes/ Nick Beggs on bass, stick & twelve string guitar; and Nad Sylvan on vocals plus special guests John Hackett and Amanda Lehmann.

The album is available as Special Edition 2CD + 2DVD Digipak, Blu-Ray, 2CD + Blu-Ray (North America only), and digital. All video formats include 5.1 Surround Sound and various extras.

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Jordan Rudess From Bach to Rock European Tour 2018 Announced

Acclaimed keyboard player and composer Jordan Rudess, member of the progressive metal band Dream Theatre, will be touring Europe this spring. Rudess will be presenting a solo performance titled From Bach To Rock: A Musician’s Journey.

Rudess’ solo concert will travel through his captivating musical journey, from classical music to rock. Rudess was a young Juilliard piano prodigy destined for a classical music career and he evolved into a keyboard rock star marvel. While Rudess’ work in Dream Theater is within a heavy metal context, his solo work tends to be more classical and progressive rock oriented.

Of his journey, Jordan says: “When I left the conservatory, I remember my mother weeping, handing me the letter from the college president warning me that I had made a terrible mistake. I didn’t know where to go from there, but I was certain that I needed to discover myself in an unconventional musical path. The journey has been rocky at times but, when music is your muse, practice teaches you how to master difficult passages.”

Rudess’ solo discography includes: Arrival (1988), Listen (1993), Secrets of the Muse (1997), Resonance (1999), An Evening with John Petrucci and Jordan Rudess (2000), Feeding the Wheel (2001), 4NYC (2002), Christmas Sky (2002), Rhythm of Time (2004), Prime Cuts (2006), The Road Home (2007), Notes on a Dream (2009), All That Is Now (2013), Explorations (2014) and The Unforgotten Path (2015).

In addition to playing in Dream Theater, Jordan has worked with a wide range of artists including David Bowie, Jan Hammer, Enrique Iglesias, the Paul Winter Consort, Annie Haslam, LMR, his side project with Tony Levin and Marco Minneman, Liquid Tension Experiment, Steven Wilson, Aviv Geffen, the Dixie Dregs, Rod Morgenstein, and Tony Williams, among others.

The first confirmed show will take place April 13, 2018 at Jahrhunderthalle Club in Frankfurt, Germany.

ECM Announces Thomas Strønen’s New Album Lucus

Thomas Strønen Time Is A Blind Guide – Lucus

ECM Records has announced the release of Time Is A Blind Guide – Lucus, a new album by Norwegian drummer and composer Thomas Strønen. The Lucus release date in January 19, 2018.

Lucus includes Ayumi Tanaka on piano; Håkon Aase on violin; Lucy Railton on cello; Ole Morten Vågan on double bass; and Thomas Strønen on drums and percussion.

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Kit Downes To Release Obsidian

Kit Downes – Obsidian

British organist Kit Downes is set to release a new album titled Obsidian (ECM records) on January 19, 2018. Obsidian features Kit Downes on church organs and Tom Challenger on tenor saxophone.

In November 2016 producer Sun Chung followed Downes to three English churches: the Snape Church of John the Baptist, Bromeswell St Edmund Church and Union Chapel Church in Islington, London. Downes played the church organs in these very different acoustic spaces. Most of the album is solo organ work. He is joined on one piece, “Modern Gods” by saxophonist Tom Challenger.

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The Enid Releases Live At The Citadel

British progressive symphonic rock band The Enid has a new album titled Live At The Citadel, recorded in St. Helens, October 2017.

The live performance includes classic and recent the Enid musical pieces, including Mayday Galliard, Ondine, When the World is Full, Death, The Lovers, Cortege, Humoresque, Spring, Fand, and Chaldean Crossing.

The Enid live at the Citadel, October 2017

The lineup includes Robert John Godfrey on keyboards, Zachary Bullock on keyboards and Jason Ducker on guitars.

The album is available from www.theenid.co.uk