Category Archives: New CDs

Kansas to Release Leftoverture Live & Beyond Album

American progressive rock and AOR band Kansas has announced the release of Leftoverture Live & Beyond (Inside Out Music). The album is scheduled for release November 3, 2017.

This is the first live album since 2009. It contains nineteen songs selected from twelve shows recorded during Kansas’ Spring 2017 Leftoverture 40th Anniversary Tour. The selection includes classic rock hits, new songs from 2016’s studio album “The Prelude Implicit,” and concludes with the “Leftoverture” album performed in its entirety.

The album will be available as a double CD digipak, four 180 Gram Vinyl boxed set, and digitally.

Leftoverture Live & Beyond Track Listing:

1.) Icarus II
2.) Icarus
3.) Point of Know Return
4.) Paradox
5.) Journey from Mariabronn
6.) Lamplight Symphony
7.) Dust in the Wind
8.) Rhythm in the Spirit
9.) The Voyage of Eight Eighteen
10.) Section 60
11.) Carry On Wayward Son
12.) The Wall
13.) What’s on My Mind
14.) Miracles out of Nowhere
15.) Opus Insert
16.) Questions of My Childhood
17.) Cheyenne Anthem
18.) Magnum Opus
19.) Portrait (He Knew)

Unreal City Unveils Frammenti notturni

Italian progressive rock band Unreal City has a new album titled “Frammenti notturni”. Unreal City has performed at international prog rock festivals and has become one of the leading acts in the present Ialian scene.

The current line-up includes composer and lyricist Ema Tarasconi on keyboards and vocals; Francesca Zanetta on guitar; Dario Pessina on bass; and new drummer Marco Garbin. “Frammenti notturni”also features guest sappearances by Matteo Bertani on violin and Camilla Pozzi on vocals.

The album contains five long pieces, mixing brooding atmospheres with classic 1970s progressive rock.

Unreal City’s previous albums include “Il paese del tramonto” (2015) and the debut album “La crudeltà di aprile” (2013).

Kaipa Announce the Release of ‘Children of the Sounds’

Renowned Swedish progressive rockers Kaipa, led by Hans Lundin, has announced the release of its new album ‘Children of the Sounds’ for September 22nd, 2017. Kaipa’s current lineup includes Lundin, Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry), Morgan Ågren (Karmakanic), Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic), Patrik Lundström (Ritual) & Aleena Gibson, plus a guest appearance from violinist Elin Rubinsztein.

Kaipa – Children of the Sounds

Italian Band Deelay to Release Debut Album

Italian progressive music band Deelay has announced the release of its self-titled debut album on AMS Records. The Rome-based trio includes Dario Esposito (Il Balletto di Bronzo ) on drums, Federico Procopio on guitar and Roberto Lo Monaco on bass. The three artists are seasoned session musicians.

The band’s style is a mix of progressive rock, jazz-rock fusion, post rock and ambient textures.

Kotebel Announces the Release of Cosmology

Kotebel – Cosmology

Spanish progressive rock band Kotebel has announced the release of its new album titled Cosmology. The new recording will be available in early July.

Cosmology is dedicated to the musical representation of four concepts of the Cosmos. The album includes several parts of a cosmology suite and Cesar G. Forero’s “Mishima’s Dream.” Also featured, a remastered recreation of “Canto XXVIII,” a composition that Cesar wrote for Dante’s Paradiso, a concept album released in 2010 as part of Colossus’ Divine Comedy, a project that featured numerous progressive rock acts.

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Preorder here: www.kotebel.com/e-store/cosmology.php

Roger Waters to Release “Is This the Life We Really Want?” June 2017

Roger Waters – Is This The Life We Really Want?

Bassist and singer-songwriter Roger Waters, one of the creative forces behind progressive rock band Pink Floyd, has announced the release of his first rock album in 25 years. Titled, “Is This The Life We Really Want?” (Columbia Records), the album will be released internationally on Friday, June 2, 2017. Water also announced a North American tour that will run from May through October, 2017.

The musicians that appear on “Is This The Life We Really Want?” include Roger Waters on vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, Nigel Godrich on arrangement, sound collages, keyboards, guitar, Gus Seyffert on bass, guitar, keyboards, Jonathan Wilson on guitar, keyboards, Joey Waronker on drums, Roger Manning on keyboards, Lee Pardini on keyboards, and Lucius on vocals with Jessica Wolfe and Holly Proctor.

Le Orme Recreated in Classicorme

Le Orme – ClassicOrme

ClassicOrme is a recreation with classical music instruments of some of the most iconic songs of Italian progressive symphonic rock band Le Orme.

The song selection includes Gioco di bimba, Una dolcezza nuova, La porta chiusa, Storia o leggenda and several more.

The vocal parts will be performed by tenor Eero Lasorla (Finland) and soprano Marta Centurioni (Italy). The instrumental sections a string quintet with 2 violins, viola, cello and double bass plus a classical pianist.

This album will be a numbered limited edition of 1000 units.

Accordo dei Contrari Releases Violato intatto

Accordo dei Contrari – Violato intatto

Italian progressive rock band Accordo dei Contrari has a new album titled Violato intatto. The band added saxophonist Stefano Radaelli and the album features guests such as Alessandro Bonetti of Deus Ex Machina.

The new album features a mix of rock and jazz and was recorded live in the studio with few overdubs.