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After Nations Announce US tour this August in support of New Album, Consteleid

Psychedelic progressive band After Nations has announced the release of a new album titled Consteleid, scheduled for release on August 1st.

Guitarist Andrew Elliott said about the new recording: “This is definitely our most ambitious work to date. I’ve really focused the past few years trying to develop as both a song-writer and guitarist, and in working with Travis and Zack to create something that feels like it represents where we are musically. I think the ideas and themes all feel more developed, more mature, more focused – and the album feels more expansive in the sonic ground it covers. I hope people will experience and feel that when they hear it.”

 

 

The band will be presenting the new album across the US Midwest, southwest, and West Coast later this summer. This time they’ll be joined by an additional guitarist, David Sandoval (Eat the Sun, Chaff, Kenaima).

In the past, I’ve written guitar parts for albums that I have to condense down for live performances,” says Andrew Elliott. “I couldn’t play everything that’s there, it’s just not possible, so I’d focus on critical parts and cut other things. With this album, I just didn’t feel we could do that. The writing is all interdependent; everything has a place, every part is serving the music. It just doesn’t have the same energy, feeling, or texture without all of it being played live. So I reached out to Dave – an incredible musician and friend from past tours – and asked him if he’d want to join us. He was down, and here we are.”

After Nations’s earlier recording is titled The Bearing Point.

 

Tour Dates:

8/17 Lawrence, KS at Replay Lounge
8/18 Colorado Springs, CO at Triple Nickel
8/19 Denver, CO at 7th Circle
8/21 Salt Lake City, UT at The Underground
8/22 Boise, ID at The Olympic
8/23 Salem, OR at The Space
8/24 Portland, OR at Kenton Club
8/25 Seattle, WA at The Central
8/29 Oakland, CA at Elbo Room
8/30 Las Vegas, NV at TBA
8/31 Phoenix, AZ at Rogue
9/1 Albuquerque, NM at TBA

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy to Release Live Album

Legendary progressive rock drummer Carl Palmer will release a new, 2-disc digipack album titled Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Live. The set will be released by BMG on June 29th, 2018. Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Live includes two remarkable Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy shows recorded on audio and video and presented in a deluxe booklet with sleeve notes by Carl Palmer.

Recorded on November 25th , 2015, the CD performance includes a full-length version of Emerson Laker and Palmer’s ‘Tarkus’ played together ‘Mars, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor’, ‘The God Of War / 21st Century Schizoid Man’, ‘Knife-Edge’, ‘Trilogy’ and other pieces, before a sell-out crowd at New York’s Tralf Music Hall.

The DVD includes a 2 hour long complete and spectacular tribute show to Keith Emerson, featuring special guests: Steve Hackett (Genesis), Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) and David Frangioni. Recorded at Olympia Theater Miami on June 24th, 2016, the show includes much adored ELP classics such as ‘Bitches Crystal’, ‘Hoedown’, ‘Karn Evil 9’ (Welcome Back My Friends), ‘Romeo & Juliet’, ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’, ‘Jerusalem’ and ‘The Barbarian’.

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy was created in 2001 and includes Carl Palmer in conjunction with guitarist Simon Fitzpatrick and bassist Paul Bielatowicz.

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Erik Wøllo Releases Threshold Point

Norwegian electronic music sound-crafter Erik Wøllo has released his 23rd album, titled Threshold Point.

Wøllo says about the recording, “For me, Threshold Point is a musical idea of an actual transformation: to cross a threshold, going from one form to another… into a change. Unfolding over time, gradually bridging and leading into new states or places. In my music, patterns and evolution are basic elements, always retaining an emotional connection with the melodies and the textures.”

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Shuggie Otis Releases Fusion Rock Album

Shuggie Otis, better known for his soulful songs, has a new, largely instrumental fusion album tiled Inter-Fusion. The project displays Otis’ talent as a guitarist, featuring his maroon Gibson SG. The band includes Carmine Appice (of Vanilla Fudge and Beck, Bogert & Appice) on drums and bassist Tony Franklin (of The Firm and Roy Harper). Additionally, keyboardist Kyle Hamood (of local L.A. rockers Them Guns) participates as both a musician and producer of the album.

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Dan Caine Releases Journey Through an Open Mind

British ambient and post-rock musician Dan Caine has a new EP titled Journey Through an Open Mind.

Journey Through an Open Mind is his eighth release. He develops progressive guitar melodies and expressive ambient textures.

Dan was born in 1988 in Wirral, England. He first picked up the guitar at age 15, inspired by a lot of alternative music, as well as his own father who played the classical guitar. He recorded his experimentations as a hobby. Eventually, in 2013 he released his first album, “Ephemeris”.

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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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