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2018-11-13: Cruise to the Edge 2019 Artist: District 97
District 97 are no strangers to Cruise to the Edge. The American Prog band appeared on 2017’s trip and thrilled with their performances, and tributes to their friend John Wetton. Originally started as an instrumental group,

2018-11-13: Mogwai team up with Signature Brew to release first “concept beer”
Mogwai have collaborated with East London brewery Signature Brew to create a new craft beer. The 5.2% ABV New England IPA has been made with chillies and is called Mogwai Beer Satan – named after the Scottish outfit’s sprawli

2018-11-13: Boston: a guide to their best albums
The story of Boston is the story of one man and his pursuit of perfection. For Tom Scholz, the leader of the group since its inception in the mid-70s, music is not just a vocation, it’s an obsession. It was his genius – as a

2018-11-12: Craig Blundell announced as new Steve Hackett band drummer for 2019 tour
"I'm excited to announce that Craig Blundell will be drumming for us throughout the 2019 Tour! Craig has won countless magazine polls around the world and is in very high demand. He played on 39 different projects in 2018 and

2018-11-12: Five Reasons Roxy Music Should Be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
As the patchouli-oiled '60s faded, rock fragmented into a number of subgenres – sparking prog, glam, hard rock and punk, amongst others. Then you had Roxy Music, who arrived with a look and feel like no one else.

2018-11-12: Pallas return to action with free download album
Scottish prog rockers Pallas reappeared in a blaze of activity this weekend with the release of a free download album, Courage - And Other Songs Of War And Peace, which features a new title track from Graeme Murray, Ascension

2018-11-12: Fantasy artist Ian Miller's The Strange World Of Suzie Pellet comes to musical life
Heavy prog rockers Transmaniacon have joined forces with Cold In Berlin singer Maya Berlin and legendary art rocker and poet Lydia Lunch to create a new concept album based around fantasy illustrator and writer Ian Millers Th

2018-11-11: King Crimson’s David Cross & No-Man’s Andrew Booker’s Unreleased 2006 Album “Ends Meeting” – Now Available!
David Cross was a member of King Crimson during the 1970s and Andrew Booker was a member of No-Man, Sanguine Hum and Peter Banks’s Harmony in Diversity. This PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED STUDIO ALBUM was recorded in 2006 but had not

2018-11-11: Eddie Jobson 'Band Years' compilation to be released
A new compilation album featuring Eddie Jobson's band-related material is to be released. 1971-1979 The Band Years will be released on November 16 through Globe Music Media and features his work as a member of Curved Air, Rox

2018-11-10: A Life In YES: The Chris Squire Tribute Featuring Members of YES, Renaissance, Marillion, Blackmore’s Night, Curved Air, Toto and others!
Purple Pyramid Records is releasing A Life In YES: The Chris Squire Tribute; A heartfelt and masterful musical salute to the longtime bassist of prog rock legends YES, Chris Squire! Produced by Squire’s friend and frequent co

2018-11-10: Yesterday And Today Audio Teaser
Hi NE! Squids here. Today we officially released our tribute to PE's favorite band to talk about... YES!!! Oh yes... we know. But, seriously, if you enjoy Yes music from different eras going back to their first album and thro

2018-11-10: Five Reasons Todd Rundgren Should Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Todd Rundgren once said his career was marked by "consistency of inconsistency," and there's perhaps no more apt description. In a weird way, however, his greatness is often obscured by those varied successes: Rundgren seems

2018-11-09: Rush’s Alex Lifeson Working With Drummer Marco Minnemann
Rush may be "basically done," according to Alex Lifeson, but he isn't. The guitarist is now working on a project with drummer Marco Minnemann, who has frequently recorded with Joe Satriani and Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson.

2018-11-09: Haken: 'Vector' chart positions revealed; 'L+1VE' vinyl LP announced
HAKEN, one of progressive music’s most exciting bands, released their fifth studio album titled ‘Vector’ recently. The album was produced by the band themselves, and recorded & mixed by Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood (Periphery, Devin

2018-11-09: Devin Townsend: announces 'An Evening With' acoustic solo tour
Devin Townsend is pleased to announce a very special European ‘An Evening With’ solo acoustic tour, beginning at the end of March 2019 and running through April. The intimate evenings will feature Devin performing tracks from

2018-11-09: Focus announce a new studio album, Focus 11
Dutch prog legends Focus have announced a new album, 11, which will be released in January. However the new album will be available on the band's November UK tour dates.

2018-11-08: Frank Zappa Talks About Holograms in Promo for Hologram Tour
The Zappa Family Trust released a video teaser for the 2019 Frank Zappa hologram tour, which is set to feature former colleagues performing alongside the projection. Guest stars like Steve Vai are also participating. The holo

2018-11-08: RIP: Hugh McDowell, ELO Cellist, Dies at 65
The cello player at the heart of many early Electric Light Orchestra live performances, Hugh McDowell, has died, according to several online reports. His passing, on November 6, was confirmed by his former ELO bandmate, Mel G

2018-11-08: Welsh Rock Heroes MAN Continue Their EVOLUTION With A New 6CD Box Set!
The unsung heroes of UK psychedelic rock, Man, have been quietly evolving over the course of their incredible 4+ decade career, transforming from the 5-piece upstart outfit who released their debut album in 1969 to a massivel

2018-11-07: Steven Wilson on the ‘Home Invasion’ concert film and touring To The Bone.
A year on from his To The Bone album, Steven Wilson has toured it extensively and has this week issued Home Invasion: Live at the Royal Albert Hall a new concert film, shot at the historic London venue back in March. “There w

2018-11-06: Dream Theater - Distance Over Time (Album Teaser)
Dream Theater's upcoming release, "Distance Over Time", comes out in February, 2019. To announce the details of the band's most recent offering, Dream Theater has enlisted the help of fans to spread the word about the release

2018-11-06: Dream Theater: return with 14th studio album "DISTANCE OVER TIME" scheduled for worldwide release on February 22, 2019
Two-time Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater announce the forthcoming worldwide release of their 14th studio album, ‘Distance Over Time’ on 22nd February 2019. ‘Distance Over Time’ sho

2018-11-05: Henry Cow's John Greaves to release new album on Manticore Records
Former Henry Cow and National Health bassist John Greaves has signed to the legendary Manticore label and will release a new album, Life Size, on November 30. “When Greg Lake wanted me to be the artistic director of the renai

2018-11-05: Laraaji, a New Age/Ambient Legend Plays Live on Echoes
On the next Echoes, a legend of ambient and new age music when Laraaji comes in to play live. Laraaji’s 1980 album, Day of Radiance was the 3rd album in Brian Eno’s Ambient series. He’s recorded over 50 albums of zither-based

2018-11-05: Mel Collins on Robert Fripp...and the return of King Crimson
Collins was on many of the records I loved most in the pre-punk mid-1970s of my teenage years. Crucially he was part of King Crimson, whose particular band of progressive rock has proved more lastingly influential than that o

2018-11-05: In Continuum - Crash Landing Lyric Video (Feat. Steve Hackett)
Check out the latest music video from In Continuum called "Crash Landing" featuring Steve Hackett, legendary guitarist from Genesis with Dave Kerzner (Sound of Contact), Matt Dorsey (Sound of Contact), Marco Minnemann (The Ar

2018-11-04: Cruise to the Edge 2019 Artist: Rachel Flowers
Composer and multi-instrumentalist Rachel Flowers is one of Prog’s most talented, best kept secrets. Since beginning formal music training at 4 1/2 years old, she has spent most of her life immersed in learning and studying m

2018-11-04: REV: Trevor Horn Reimagines the Eighties Feat. The Sarm Orchestra, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, 2 Nov 2018
Trevor Horn, a potted career summary: fronts The Buggles, fronts Yes, is so traumatised by the latter experience he sticks to producing from then on, produces everyone who is anyone... and that's where many people think the s

2018-11-04: The First Themed Compilation of the EXCALIBUR Series of Celtic Rock Albums ‘The Ladies of the Lake’ – NOW AVAILABLE!
The Ladies of the Lake is the first themed compilation of the gold and platinum selling EXCALIBUR series of Celtic Rock albums. The creator of Excalibur, Alan Simon, said of the compilation: “Since for creation of the first E

2018-11-03: ROINE STOLT Talks New Album “Manifesto of an Alchemist”: “For Me, This Is a New Album but Also an Old Album. Around 60% of the Material Is Up to 25 Years Old”
Having released collaboration albums with The Sea Within, Jon Anderson and being out on tour with Steve Hackett, the leader of The Flower Kings is now focusing on his own music by releasing a brand new album called “Manifesto

2018-11-03: John Elmquist's HardArt groop -Avant Prog goodness
Wow, now this really is something interesting! It's utmost hard to surprise me nowadays with musical creations, but John Elmquist succeeded easily. He plays around effortlessly with various genres, taking ingredients from Zap

2018-11-02: The Tangent: launch video for 'The Adulthood Lie'
THE TANGENT, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, will release their 10th studio album ‘Proxy’ on the 16th November 2018. Recorded during the band's tour with Karmakanic in 2017/18, which saw them with more chance

2018-11-02: Anneke Van Giersbergen: launches video for 'Zo Lief'
In May 2018, Anneke van Giersbergen performed two career-spanning concerts with orchestral arrangements together with Residentie Orkest The Hague. Now those special concerts will be available for all to hear when they are rel

2018-11-01: Dave Kerzner’s In Continuum bring in Steve Hackett and Jon Davison for new single
Dave Kerzner’s In Continuum have released a lyric video for their new single exclusively with Prog. The song is titled Crash Landing and features a guest appearance from guitarist Steve Hackett and Yes frontman Jon Davison, w

2018-10-31: Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets coming to North America in 2019
2019 North America: 12/03/2019 - Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver on sale 05/11/2018; 13/03/2019 - The Paramount, Seattle on sale 05/11/2018 ...

2018-10-31: Julia Holter searches for catharsis on new album Aviary
For her fifth album Aviary, Julia Holter took a turn away from her much-lauded 2015 record Have You In My Wilderness. Here, she trades the baroque pop of her previous album for a record that stretches out, experiments and oft

2018-10-31: The ultimate prog rock Halloween playlist
So October 31 is upon us. Halloween. The night when we usher in the darker half of the year and remember the dead. When ghouls, ghosts and other creatures of the night are said to walk among us. Those of us in the know are al

2018-10-30: The Buggles: how we made Video Killed the Radio Star
'Everything we’d learned in the studio went into the recording. It would take 26 people to re-create the song live'. Trevor Horn, singer-songwriter, bass, guitar, percussion, producer: I was playing bass in a cabaret band and

2018-10-30: Kansas members explain why they carry on in new episode of AXS TV's "The Big Interview" premiering tonight
Three members of Kansas are the guests on the latest installment of the Dan Rather-hosted AXS TV series The Big Interview, which premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. In the episode, founding drummer Phil Ehart and guitar

2018-10-30: Dead Can Dance's "Dionysus" is Echoes November CD of the Month
Channeling the exotic can be a dangerous artistic endeavor. Move the wrong way and you sound like Les Baxter shlock, run in another direction and you sound faux-ethnic, a wannabe African or Indian. And then there’s the outrig

2018-10-30: Watch Alex Lifeson revisit Rush classics with Chicago ex Jason Scheff
Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson was a guest at a recent benefit show in California – and he wasted no time in getting back to his Rush roots. He appeared onstage with former Chicago bassist and vocalist Jason Scheff at the Scott

2018-10-30: Queensryche announce their return with new album The Verdict
Queensryche have announced that their new studio album will be released early next year. The follow-up to 2015’s Condition Human is titled The Verdict – and it’ll launch on March 1 via Century Media. Queensryche frontman Todd

2018-10-30: United Progressive Fraternity return with new album in early 2019
United Progressive Fraternity, the international prog collective fronted by former Unitopia singer Mark Trueack and Resistor's Steve Unruh, have announced they have signed to GEP and will release their new album, Planetary Ov

2018-10-29: Watch Roger Waters’ Trailer for New Album ‘The Soldier’s Tale’
Roger Waters released a trailer for his adaptation of Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, which is now on sale. The Pink Floyd icon narrates the 46-track composition, which was first performed in France in 1918 and original

2018-10-29: Toundra: launch 'Vortex' documentary
Following the release of their latest album, 'Vortex' (April 27th) Spanish instrumental rockers Toundra just premiered a mini documentary that was filmed during the secret show Toundra played at the club that gave the name to

2018-10-28: Gary O'Toole departs Steve Hackett band
Gary O'Toole, the popular drummer with Steve Hackett, has announced his departure from the band. In a statement on his Facebook page, O'Toole states: "It is with immense sadness I must announce my departure from The Steve Hac

2018-10-27: Kimara Sajn - The Last Song
Some of you might enjoy this... a new track called "The Last Song" posted over on our Red Balloon blog. Thanks to our friends and fans here for listening! Note: Most likely NOT our last song or anything, in case anyone was wo

2018-10-27: Poil - Mula (releases November 30, 2018)
Mula PoiL is the result of the project Musicas Hibridas launched by Idartes & le Périscope in 2017. Includes digital pre-order of Mula PoiL. The moment the album is released you’ll get unlimited streaming via the free Bandcam

2018-10-26: Arena release their first-ever video single for Poisoned
Arena have released a video for their track Poisoned exclusively with Prog. Remarkably, it’s the band’s first-ever video single in their 23-year career, with the track lifted from their latest album Double Vision, which arriv

2018-10-26: Cars, ZZ Top, Jethro Tull Stars Join William Shatner’s New Christmas Album
William Shatner is boldly going where many celebrities have gone before. The Star Trek legend is the latest household name to release a Christmas album, and he's bringing some of music's biggest stars along for the ride. Shat

2018-10-26: Phil Keaggy Remains Prolific and Praiseworthy in World of Music
Phil is back with THE BUCKET LIST with Tony Levin and Jerry Marotta. Plus, a new and more proggy sound is coming on his next collection tentatively titled TIME 2018. I added a few items to my life-long "bucket list" soon afte

2018-10-26: Haken: new album "Vector" out now!
HAKEN, one of progressive music’s most exciting bands, release their much-anticipated fifth studio album titled ‘Vector’ today. The album was produced by the band themselves, and recorded & mixed by Adam ‘Nolly’ Getgood (Peri

2018-10-26: CTTE October update: The Neal Morse Band, Tony MacAlpine and more
Our latest addition is a Cruise to the Edge favorite and we are thrilled to have them back, especially with the highly anticipated new double concept album due to arrive in January. The album, The Great Adventure, follows the

2018-10-25: Steve Hackett: announces release of new studio album 'At The Edge Of Light'
Following the tremendous success of 2017’s ‘The Night Siren’ (charted at #22 in Germany, #28 in the UK), legendary former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett announces the release of his new studio album ‘At The Edge Of Light’ on

2018-10-25: Fish shares his first-ever lyric video for his new track Man With A Stick
Fish has released his first-ever lyric video to showcase his new track Man With A Stick. The song will feature on the vocalist’s final studio album Weltschmerz and also appeared on his recently released EP A Parlay With Angel

2018-10-25: David Cross & Andrew Booker - Ends Meeting
A ‘lost album’ from 2006 of innovative improvs and textural excursions by David Cross (ex-King Crimson) and Andrew Booker (Sanguine Hum, no-man, Peter Banks).

2018-10-24: Claypool Lennon Delirium Announce New Album, ‘South of Reality’
The Claypool Lennon Delirium, featuring Primus frontman Les Claypool and Sean Lennon, announced that their second album, titled South of Reality, will be released on Feb. 22, 2019. The LP follows 2016's debut, Monolith of Pho

2018-10-24: Chris Squire tribute album to be released in November
A Life In Yes is a star-studded tribute album to the late Yes bassist Chris Squire. It will be released through Cleopatra Records on November 16. A Life In Yes has been produced by current Yes bassist Billy Sherwood and along

2018-10-23: Geddy Lee on Rush’s Prog-Rock Opus ‘Hemispheres’: ‘We Had to Raise Our Game’
“There’s your bizarre dog tale for the day,” says Rush’s Geddy Lee, prior to a lengthy conversation about the band’s 1978 prog-rock opus, Hemispheres. But the bassist/vocalist isn’t referencing, say, the jagged riffs of “By-T

2018-10-23: Anathema – Internal Landscapes (2018)
The first Anathema album I heard was We’re Here Because We’re Here, which, looking back on it, could be seen as a statement of attitude from the band towards those who had written them off after a lengthy period of absence an

2018-10-23: Jeff Lynne’s ELO Announce Summer 2019 North American Tour
Following the success of their 10-date trek in August, Jeff Lynne's ELO will return to North America for a 20-date arena tour that will take place next summer. They'll begin June 20 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., and

2018-10-22: The Flower Kings: launch first new track - 'Lost America'
Roine Stolt, known as the guitarist, singer, writer and at times band leader of the groups The Flower Kings, Transatlantic, Agents of Mercy, Kaipa DC, as well as from his work with prog icon Jon Anderson and the new super-gro

2018-10-22: Devin Townsend Project: & INSIDE OUT MUSIC celebrate 20 years of collaboration with new deal
Since 1999, Devin Townsend and InsideOutMusic have enjoyed a highly successful and fruitful relationship together, releasing studio albums under his solo guise, Devin Townsend Project & Casualties of Cool, as well as live rel

2018-10-22: In Continuum release star-studded new video for Scavengers
Drummer Marco Minnemann, Yes singer Jon Davison and guitarist Randy McStine all guest in the first new promo video for Scavengers from Dave Kerzner's In Continuum project, which you can watch below.

2018-10-22: Peter Hammill to release live album X/Ten
Peter Hammill has announced he'll be releasing a new live album X/Ten, through Fie! Records on November 30. Hammill, who celebrates his 70th birthday this November as well, recorded songs from his most recent studio album, l

2018-10-22: The Best Song From Every Rush Album on UCR
The arrival of a Rush album was always an event, something to be enjoyed as a complete thing. Their earliest music was often framed by interlocking, even side-long themes, but even as they moved to a more song-focused approac

2018-10-21: Music Legends RENAISSANCE to Play Select US Dates Next November 2018 in Support of Their New DVD ‘A Symphonic Journey’
Legendary progressive-rock band RENAISSANCE featuring Annie Haslam will be back in the US Northeast playing select dates in November 2018. Based on the great success in 2017 with the addition of a “10-piece Chamber Orchestra”

2018-10-20: Go Fund Me campaign for new Kinetic Element album
It has been three years and four months since Kinetic Element released Travelog, an album that finally, after a decade of effort, put this band on the prog rock map and landed us three festival shows (ROSfest and Terra Incogn

2018-10-20: Prog Ensemble 41POINT9 Releases Highly Anticipated New Album “Mr. Astute Trousers”!
Prog Ensemble 41POINT9 is releasing their eagerly awaited new album“Mr. Astute Trousers” on October 19, 2018! Hammer meets anvil and the sparks fly. In the process, a sword is made stronger than it could have been before. The

2018-10-19: New JON ANDERSON: 1000 Hands
As the voice of the rock group Yes, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jon Anderson is the face of progressive rock. His creativity, his passion and his voice have not diminished over the years. At the age of 73, Jon is as energetic

2018-10-19: Haken: launch new single 'A Cell Divides'
HAKEN, one of progressive music’s most exciting bands, are set to release their much-anticipated fifth studio album titled ‘Vector’, in a week’s time on the 26th October 2018. The album was produced by the band themselves, an

2018-10-19: 50 years of Yes celebrated in new video
A new video celebrating 50 years of Yes has been released by Sean McKee – a friend and collaborator of Jon Anderson. The 20-minute film features tributes to the band in all its incarnations from artists including Tony Levin,

2018-10-18: New release from local band Hemlock
Prog band Hemlok (Providence, RI) just released our album 'III: Au​-​delà Des Cieux,' today. The influences that are prevalent here are artists like King Crimson, Van Der Graaf Generator, Genesis, Radiohead, Godsp

2018-10-18: Roger Glover is ‘Dreading Life Without Deep Purple’
Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover said he was “dreading” the point at which the band bows out, but that he was aiming for another five years and new music before the end. Their current tour is titled The Long Goodbye, but Glov

2018-10-17: Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly: launches live video clip of 'Anna-Lee / Polymixia'
Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly recently announced the release of ‘Friendship’, their brand new studio album, due out on 9th November 2018, following the release of 2017’s ‘On Her Journey To The Sun’, as well as 2018’s retrospective

2018-10-17: New prog outfit UMÆ stream debut single with John Wesley and Haken's Conner Green
New progressive rock trio UMÆ have streamed their debut single, Turn Back Time, which you can hear below. It features contributions from John Wesley and Haken bassist Conner Green. The song is taken from the band's forthcomin

2018-10-16: James LaBrie guests as Last Union album finally gets official release
Dream Theater singer James LaBrie guests on three sings on the debut album, Most Beautiful Day, from new Italian prog metal out fit Last Union, who also feature Symphony X bassist Mike LePond and former Helloween/Gamma Ray dr

2018-10-15: THE NEAL MORSE BAND PRESENTS "THE GREAT ADVENTURE"
The Neal Morse Band invites fans to experience "THE GREAT ADVENTURE" with new album set for release January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records/Metal Blade Worldwide. The double concept album will be available in three formats: a 2CD

2018-10-15: How Nick Mason’s New Band Got Together
Former Pink Floyd bassist Guy Pratt revealed how drummer Nick Mason’s new project was formed. Working under the banner Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets, the lineup began performing in May, delivering a set based on early Flo

2018-10-15: King Crimson’s Jakko Jakszyk on Chances of New Album
King Crimson singer, guitarist and flautist Jakko Jakszyk discussed the possibility of the band’s latest lineup recording a studio album, saying there was sufficient material to do so if leader Robert Fripp chose to. Since th

2018-10-15: Jethro Tull’s rich history will be celebrated in first ever official book
The first ever official book about Jethro Tull is to be published next year. The Ballad Of Jethro Tull will be published through Rocket 88 and has been overseen by Ian Anderson, who collaborated with members and former member

2018-10-14: Curved Air Announces Third Volume of its Ongoing Rarities Series With The Second British Rock Meeting 1972 – OUT NOW!
Legendary Prog band Curved Air is pleased to announce the third volume of its ongoing rarities series with The Second British Rock Meeting 1972 – OUT NOW! The sound quality is of an astonishing fidelity for a live recording f

2018-10-13: AAJ Review: King Crimson: Meltdown (Live in Mexico City)
Something happened to King Crimson between June 28, 2017 in Chicago, IL and the band's five-night run from July 14 to 19 (with a night off on the 17th), that same year, in Mexico City. Both engagements were exceptional, with

2018-10-13: Steven Wilson- Home Invasion in concert RAH coming soon
At the end of March 2018, Steven Wilson played a sell-out three night residency at one of the world’s most iconic venues: London’s Royal Albert Hall. The three Albert Hall shows saw Steven and his virtuoso band present the so

2018-10-13: Keyboardist Tim Morse To Release New Album “Tim Morse III”
Much to the excitement of Prog fans worldwide, keyboardist Tim Morse will be releasing his 3rd album “Tim Morse III” featuring songs about spiritual epiphanies, longing, friendship and loss. The original idea for Tim’s third

2018-10-13: Twelfth Night recording new version of Sequences
Twelfth Night are recording the very first studio version of their classic song Sequences with vocals added for the first time by Mark Spencer. Sequences, which appeared on the band's 1984 Live And Let Live album, which was r

2018-10-12: DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS To Embark On Three-Continent Solo Piano Tour
This fall, DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will embark on a three-continent solo piano tour, "From Bach To Rock", featuring the music of DREAM THEATER reimagined for the piano. The trek will begin on November 12 with

2018-10-12: New Neal Morse Band music on upcoming CTTE 2019
A cruise favorite and will be debuting a NEW CD onboard! Please welcome The Neal Morse Band! More about what Neal and band will be doing onboard, but this is not the Mike Portnoy performance.

2018-10-11: At TD Garden, a ‘not dead yet’ Phil Collins breathes life into all those hits
Phil Collins’s old band, Genesis, played its first North American show in the Boston area “about [300] or 400 years ago,” he joked to his audience at TD Garden on Tuesday. It was 1972, and the eccentric Brits performed a lunc

2018-10-11: By the Time We Got to PROGSTOCK 2018: Progressive Rock Fans Follow their Bliss (Part I)
When the opportunity arises to come together in celebration of the music they love, the prog faithful jump in and seize the day. Or in this case, the weekend. Carrying a somewhat inevitable name, the ProgStock festival has ju

2018-10-11: Ayreon share stream of their sprawling epic The Garden Of Emotions
Ayreon have released a stream of their epic track The Garden Of Emotions. It’ll feature on the upcoming 20th anniversary reissue of their 1998 album Into The Electric Castle, which has been remixed and remastered by Arjen Luc

2018-10-10: Haken: launch video for 'Puzzle Box'
HAKEN, one of progressive music’s most exciting bands, recently announced details of their much-anticipated fifth studio album titled ‘Vector’, due for release on the 26th October 2018. The album was produced by the band them

2018-10-10: Alex Lifeson’s Acoustic Chronicles
The acoustic guitar plays an essential and often very different role in prog music than it typically does in twangy folk rock. Prog acoustic is the stuff of minstrels in the courts of kings, descended from European lute music

2018-10-10: Iconic Jethro Tull Guitarist Martin Barre Releases New Album Roads Less Travelled
Martin Barre, best-known as guitarist in Jethro Tull – one of the biggest selling prog bands of all time, releases his new solo album Roads Less Travelled on Cleopatra Records on October 12, 2018. Barre has developed his own

2018-10-09: Todd Rundgren, Roxy Music and Kraftwerk among 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees
Early Tuesday (Oct. 9) morning, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominees for induction into the 2019 Rock Hall class. Def Leppard, Devo, Janet Jackson, John Prine, Kraftwerk, LL Cool J, MC5, Radiohead, Rage Aga

2018-10-09: King’s X set to release their first album in more than a decade
King’s X have signed a deal with Golden Robot Records for their new studio album. The trio of vocalist and bassist Dug Pinnick, drummer Jerry Gaskill and guitarist Ty Tabor haven’t released a studio album since 2008’s XV. But

2018-10-09: RoSfest 2019 launches promo video and puts Gold tickets on sale
Original Progressive Rock is alive and well! Check out our NEW video that includes all the RoSfest bands for 2019. This year, RoSfest takes place in Sarasota Florida at the Sarasota Opera House on May 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2019. Ad

2018-10-07: ProgStock 2018: Day 2 Review
On to Day 2! The day started relatively early (remember, we were awake pretty late for the late night event) at 11:00. Opener Ryche Chlanda and Flying Dreams served up some introspective, hook filled pop prog. Ryche has quite

2018-10-06: Phil Collins Kicks Off North American ‘Not Dead Yet’ Tour
Five months after it was announced, Phil Collins began his the North American leg of his Not Dead Yet tour -- his first on the continent since 2010 -- with a show at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla., last night (Oct. 5). You

2018-10-06: Brand X Live DVD/CD
BRAND X announces our first-ever official video release: "BRAND X LIVE from The Rites of Spring Festival 2018". We hear you mumbling out there: "What took you guys so damn long?" Well two things: John and Percy were both born