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WORLD TRADE – Releasing New Studio Album “UNIFY” On August 4th

Posted in Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , , on July 5, 2017 by Metal Odyssey

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From Frontiers Music srl:

World Trade, featuring Billy Sherwood (YES (official), Original Asia), Guy Allison and Bruce Gowdy (both of Unruly Child Band) along with Mark T. Williams, have a new album, UNIFY coming on August 4th!

We’ve released two tracks from the album thus far! Check them both out:

• “The New Norm” (audio) https://youtu.be/TuVf9NC0Ugw

• “Gone All The Way” (audio) https://youtu.be/tFQmv0vcBkw

Source:

http://www.frontiers.it/

LONG LIVE WORLD TRADE.

STONE.

TILES – Announces New Live Performances; MIKE PORTNOY Video Endorsement For “Pretending 2 Run” Album Posted

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, news, prog rock, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , , , on July 14, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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Detroit Prog quartet TILES has confirmed several new live appearances in the weeks ahead, and in addition, the band has just issued a short new video endorsement from Mike Portnoy.

Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Flying Colors, Dream Theater) praises the new TILES double album Pretending 2 Run backstage after The Winery Dogs show in Detroit. Portnoy and his son Max (Next To None) supply guest drums to the album – simultaneously, the first time the two have been recorded together – in addition to other luminaries including Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull), Adam Holzman (Steven Wilson), Mike Stern (Miles Davis), Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree) and Kim Mitchell. The record was produced by Terry Brown (Rush, Fates Warning) and is finished with artwork by Hugh Syme (Iron Maiden, Rush, Dream Theater).

See the new mini-video HERE or below:

Following their recent Northeastern US tour with Laser’s Edge label mates District 97, TILES has confirmed several new live performances for the Summer and early Fall months. The new gigs include a hometown show August 13th with Laser’s Edge kin Iris Divine as well as Mindmaze and Mare Crisium, followed by back-to-back shows September 29th and 30th at the Cleveland and Detroit nights of Sonic Voyage Fest alongside Circuline and Stratospheerius. Further updates will follow.

TILES Live:

8/13/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI w/ Mindmaze, Iris Divine, Mare Crisium [info]

9/29/2016 Wilberts – Cleveland, OH @ Sonic Voyage Fest w/ Circuline, Stratospheerius [info]

9/30/2016 Token Lounge – Detroit, MI @ Sonic Voyage Fest w/ Circuline, Stratospheerius [info]

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Released in April through the Laser’s Edge Group, Pretending 2 Run is sitting comfortably in the Top 20 of many monthly readers’ polls throughout Europe and is being hailed as one of 2016’s best Prog albums. PROG issued, “the Detroiters really turn up the heat,” calling the band’s delivery, “imaginative, expansive, colorful, diverse and more satisfying than ever.” Classic Rock claims, “whoever invests their time into Pretending 2 Run will have enjoyed every single second.” All Music stated, “Who says the concept album is dead? Brilliant.” iO Pages says, “TILES is still at the top of the progressive rock world. Pretending 2 Run will finish high in many year-end lists.”

Says Eclipsed, “Pretending 2 Run is an enormously complex album that reveals new secrets with each play.” Progression Magazine rated the record 4/5 including, “This album clearly sounds as if it took years to make. ‘Shelter In Place’… ranks as one of the strongest, most memorable tunes in the band’s catalog.”

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Sea Of Tranquility’s 4.5/5 review boasts, “In a year when we’ve seen two longtime prog veterans, Dream Theater and TILES, release lengthy concept albums, I have to give TILES the nod as the more successful of the two…” Music Connection’s review includes, “they’ve upped the ante by giving the listener a double disc with an engaging storyline, meticulously arranged string and choral pieces, sweet vocal harmonies and tuneful jam-based rock, fusion and world beat sounds,” and About.com’s 4/5 review said, “Pretending 2 Run gives prog rock fans everything they could want in a big album.”

Headbanger’s Lifestyle praised, “TILES has delivered a real masterpiece extraordinaire,” and Absolute Zero Media notes, “Lush and epic prog metal – very, very impressive!” Musipedia Of Metal hails, “A progressive masterpiece. With so many great prog albums this year already, Pretending 2 Run could possibly be the best.” Polyprisma issued, “TILES has created something technically breathtaking and far beyond the norm,” and Profil Prog crowns the record, “A jewel of originality. Highly recommended!”

Stream the 24 bit version of Pretending 2 Run RIGHT HERE, see the “Shelter In Place” video HERE, and the “Weightless” lyric video HERE or below:

Pretending 2 Run is out now worldwide through Laser’s Edge; physical orders can be placed HERE and digital HERE.

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Source: Earsplit PR

For more TILES info:

http://www.facebook.com/Tiles.Band

http://www.tiles-music.com

http://www.twitter.com/tilesband

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE TILES.

Stone.

COMING UP FOR AIR – New Album “Between The Party Lines” – A Metal Odyssey Album And Live Show Review

Posted in alternative rock, concerts, Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 19, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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COMING UP FOR AIR is a Dayton, Ohio underground band that crosses over a few Rock genres. Their songs on Between The Party Lines are smartly written lyrically with compositions that may just pave the road to long-term success; as long  as this band stays on their current course and continues to improve, these three lads will be catching some much deserved attention within the Rock Music community outside of Ohio as well.

As a whole album, I can only state this is quite a musical feat for Coming Up For Air. Without the unnecessary polished production that seems to bring too many underground bands into the overcrowded room full of Warped Tour wannabes, Coming Up For Air play from both their heart and gut. Musical sincerity means a ton nowadays and copycats have become the uninvited norm in 2016. Coming Up For Air are oozing with sincerity and credibility on their debut album and I love that! ALL college radio stations from coast-to-coast should take note: Coming Up For Air are excellent candidates for your playlists.

With subject matter as delving into the human psyche of choosing between right and wrong, Between The Party Lines is as fine an exploratory album as I could ask for. The clean vocals of vocalist/keys/guitarist Eric Ballein are a refreshing listen; he reminds me some (vocally) of the legendary Geddy Lee. Truth. With no bass player, Ridge Higgins carries the full-time duty of giving each song their brilliant beats. Ridge plays drums like those pioneering percussionists of the classic 70’s era; there are tons of feel and knowledge of the song happening with Ridge. Dig it.

Guitarist Dylan Bailey only gives this band its extra musical boost with his colorful rhythms, leads and unique tones. If Coming Up For Air was to never add a bassist, I would be down with it. Then again, it will be exciting to hear such an addition with this band too; either way, this talented trio have a bright musical future ahead of them, as long as they continue to seize the moment.

Coming Up For Air - promo live pic - Blind Bobs - April - 2016 - #MOILMWKSO99

photo credit: Robb Nickell

Between The Party Lines – Track List:

P.S.A., Johnston Red, Serpent Song, Irrational Fear, Side Effects, Two-Minutes Hate, Doublethink, Static Faith, Violet, In Some Mode Of G

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Coming Up For Air – A Live Review:

Dayton, Ohio and its surrounding metropolitan area can surely boast it has a diverse and exciting music scene. From Metal to Indie Rock, Undeground acts to numerous world-famous bands making tour stops, it’s definitely here in this very busy part of Ohio. One new and exciting band that has crossed my path and ears as of late is: Coming Up For Air. If you dig underground Rock, shades of Hard Rock, Progressive Rock and Alternative Rock, Coming Up For Air is a band you seriously want to check out for an evening of live Rock ‘N Roll. Hell and yes.

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photo credit: Robb Nickell

Coming Up For Air have just recently begun playing live gigs in Dayton; I was fortunate to see them perform at Blind Bob’s in downtown Dayton, back on April 14th. With Metal Odyssey’s staff photographer Robb Nickell, I enjoyed a live set of songs from Coming Up For Air that left me impressed, feeling good and eager to see them live again very soon. Blind Bob’s proved to be a perfect and intimate setting to be introduced to Coming Up For Air.

Blind Bobs - Dayton - Ohio - April 14 - 2016 - #MO99099

photo credit: Robb Nickell

CUFA had their fans in attendance and the mood of the crowd was decisively upbeat at every note they heard. The sound and volume were perfect for a live setting of this size. No bullshit and very cool vibes were shared by all that night at Blind Bob’s, as Coming Up For Air played with the confidence and maturity that I love to see, especially with a young and rising band. Good times. Good people. Good club. Great band. Dig it. – Stone

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Above: guitarist Dylan Bailey

photo credit: Robb Nickell

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COMING UP FOR AIR are:

Ridge Higgins – Drums, Keys, Aux Percussion

Eric Ballein – Vocals and Guitar

Dylan Bailey – Guitar

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From Coming Up For Air:

Between the Party Lines, our debut release, is now available on all popular streaming platforms! Below will be the several links to the most common ones for you all to check out. Today is momentous for us as musicians because it is the beginning of what we will hopefully continue to do. Please listen to, like, share, stream and purchase our album because each of these things support what he have crafted with love, sweat and the occasional inappropriate remark.

http://comingupforair.bandcamp.com/…/between-the-party-lines

https://play.google.com/…/Coming_Up_For_Air_Between_the_Par…

https://play.spotify.com/album/0MIc6HEApf5AGtUvSao60w

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MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE COMING UP FOR AIR.

LONG LIVE ROCK.

LONG LIVE OHIO.

Stone.

WOLVERINE – Swedish Dark Progressive Outfit Releases “Machina” Lyric Video Through New Noise Magazine

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , , on May 4, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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[photo by Mattias Wigforss]

Sweden’s masters of dark Progressive Metal, WOLVERINE, have just issued an official lyric video for Machina, the second track on the band’s Sensory Records-bound fifth album, Machina Viva. The “Machina” video is exposed to the public through an exclusive premiere via New Noise Magazine, alongside interesting commentary on the track by the band members.

Tune in to New Noise Magazine and see WOLVERINE’s “Machina” video at THIS LOCATION.

WOLVERINE‘s first title for the Laser’s Edge Metal division, Sensory Records, Machina Viva will see worldwide release on July 8th. A trailer for the album has also been issued right HERE.

Recorded and produced by WOLVERINE in various locations throughout Sweden during the Autumn and Winter months of late 2015 and early 2016, Machina Viva was mixed at Spacelab Studio in Germany by Christian “Moschus” Moos (Everon, Haken, Delain, Cloverseeds), and mastered by Grammy Award winning audio engineer Bob Katz. A natural progression from the band’s previous album, Communication Lost, released in 2011 via Candlelight Records, Machina Viva invites the listener into the harmonious yet portentous and sullen musical dimensions of WOLVERINE with perhaps their most dynamic album to date.

From the fourteen-minute epic and powerful “The Bedlam Overture” and the dark electronic landscapes of “Machina,” to the naked and organic nature of “Pile Of Ash” and “Sheds,” Machina Viva is the next step in Wolverine’s explorations in the progressive field. The layout features microbiological photos by Arturo Agostino and cover art by drummer Marcus Losbjer. Additionally, the CD edition will bear an additional bonus cello version of “Pile Of Ash.”

Additional audio from the album, preorders, tour dates, and more will be issued over the weeks ahead.

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For more info:

http://www.wolverine-overdose.com

http://www.youtube.com/user/wolverinetheband

http://www.lasersedgegroup.com

Source: Earsplit PR

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE WOLVERINE.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

Ex-Annihilator Vocalist DAVE PADDEN Joins THIRD ION

Posted in Heavy Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on January 29, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

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THIRD ION – Prog Metal outfit THIRD ION, featuring former members of THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND and INTO ETERNITY, has announced that the band’s new vocalist is none other than Dave Padden (ex-ANNIHILATOR)! Padden replaces departed vocalist Tyler Gilbert. The band issued the following statement about the lineup change:

“Sadly, after our last gigs, our singer Tyler informed us he was leaving the band. We loved having him, but his heart and passion lie with his own music. We wish him all the best and good luck with his future! Right away we wasted no time and got right on the search for a new singer. Dave’s demo blew us away, and not to mention he has an incredible amount of experience! We have been sitting on this news since the summer and after getting back from Vancouver this week, with a finished album worth of vocal tracks, I am absolutely psyched to announce Dave Padden as the singer for Third Ion!”

THIRD ION are currently recording the follow-up to 2015 Glasstone Records debut album 13/8bit.  The sophomore effort will also be released on Glasstone. An audio clip of the band recording with Padden can be heard at this location or below:

13/8Bit is available on CD format through the label and in digital format on iTunes. Album artwork comes courtesy of Harley K at Necrographix. The album is streaming on Spotify HERE13/8Bit can be purchased on iTunes, Amazon, Base, and other online retailers.

THIRD ION is the product of a mutual love of prog, video games and science. The debut album was written entirely in 13/8 time signature. 8-Bit musical renditions of every song was released as well, to pay homage to their 1980s classic gaming inspirations.

THIRD ION:

Justin Bender – Guitar
Aaron Edgar – Drums
Mike Young – Bass
Dave Padden – Vocals

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Source: ClawHammer PR

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For more info on THIRD ION:

www.thirdion.com

www.facebook.com/thirdion

www.youtube.com/3rdion

www.glasstonerecords.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE THIRD ION.

Stone.

COHEED AND CAMBRIA – REVEAL “THE COLOR BEFORE THE SUN” COVER AND TRACK LIST

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , on August 8, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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LIMITED EDITION, DELUXE BOXSET AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER

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NEW YORK – Coheed and Cambria have revealed the cover and track list for their forthcoming album, The Color Before The Sun (Oct. 9, 300 Entertainment).

The cover, which features a serene lake with a house disintegrating into the sky, was created by Nick Steinhardt (Touche Amore, Deafheaven) and reflects the story behind the ten-song album.

While the most conceptually abstruse Coheed records have always had a foundation in reality, The Color Before The Sun marks the first time Claudio Sanchez is exposing his raw feelings, narrated from his own perspective – the anxiety of fatherhood, the disorienting feeling of losing a home, the reflections had during early morning walks. His own story is told through big, bright, driving, colorful songs that beam like power-pop, crunch like vintage ‘90s emocore and float with the expansive feel of space-rock.

Sanchez’s journey is captured not only in the music, but also in a limited edition, deluxe box set available for pre-order as of this morning at www.coheedandcambria.com. The extensive collection offers fans two hardcover books: one featuring album lyrics and expansive artwork from The Color Before The Sun, while a separate book documents the events and emotions of the time with prose and photographs. Four different pieces of music are housed in the die-cut slipcase: The Color Before The Sun (CD), The Color Before The Sun demos (CD), an in-studio DVD and a clear 7-inch with two non-album demo tracks. Purchasers also receive an instant download of “You Got Spirit, Kid,” a membership card, a custom house key, a lapel pin, a certificate of authenticity; as well as exclusive, members-only access to new music, videos, concert tickets, merchandise and commentary from the band.

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The Color Before The Sun – Track List:

1. Island
2. Eraser
3. Colors
4. Here To Mars
5. Ghost
6. Atlas
7. Young Love
8. You Got Spirit, Kid
9. The Audience
10. Peace To The Mountain

Coheed and Cambria On Tour:

August 8 Nashville, TN Ink-N-Iron Festival
August 9 Atlanta, GA Wrecking Ball Atlanta
August 14 Kent, England Hevy Fest 2015
August 15 Amsterdam, Netherlands Neverender IKSSE:3
August 16 Holte-Stkenbrock, Geramyn Serengeti Festival
August 18 Frankfurt, Germany Neverender IKSSE:3
August 19 Cologne, Germany Neverender IKSSE:3
August 20 Gampel, Switzerland Open Air Gampel Festival
August 21 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop
August 28 Denver, CO Riot Fest
September 11 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
September 13 Sterling Heights, MI Chill on the Hill
September 19 Toronto, ON Riot Fest
October 25 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 31 Phoenix, AZ Monster Mash Music Festival
November 6 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest

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About 300 Entertainment

Last year, former Def Jam and Warner Music Group recorded music chief Lyor Cohen along with colleagues Todd Moscowitz (ex-Warner Bros president) and Kevin Liles (ex-EVP Warner Music) unveiled 300 Entertainment, a new record label focused on artist development, flexible deal structures, and technology-based partnerships. 300 Entertainment is a platform not only for artists, but also entrepreneurs by giving them access to tools and knowledge to remain independent and to be active participants in their artists’ development.

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Source:

Speakeasy PR & Marketing

* For more info:

www.coheedandcambria.com

www.facebook.com/coheedandcambria

www.twitter.com/coheed

www.instagram.com/coheedandcambria

www.300ent.com

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE COHEED AND CAMBRIA.

Stone.

COHEED AND CAMBRIA SET OCT. 9th RELEASE DATE FOR NEW ALBUM, “THE COLOR BEFORE THE SUN”

Posted in Hard Rock, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , on July 7, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

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Photo credit: LeAnn Mueller

NEW SONG, “YOU GOT SPIRIT, KID”, STREAMING NOW

BAND’S FIRST NON-CONCEPTUAL ALBUM
ARRIVES VIA 300 ENTERTAINMENT

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NEW YORK, July 7th, 2015 – Coheed and Cambria release their new album, The Color Before The Sun, on Oct. 9th via 300 Entertainment. The band is giving fans an early listen, streaming the song and lyrics for “You Got Spirit, Kid” via Coheedandcambria.com, with the digital download of the single available globally on July 10th.

The Color Before The Sun is the outfit’s eighth studio album and their first non-conceptual release, with the previous offerings forming the larger story of The Amory Wars, a science fiction saga depicting the story of Coheed and Cambria Kilgannon. The Color Before The Sun was recorded at St. Charles Studio in Nashville, and produced by Jay Joyce (Cage The Elephant, Eric Church).

The Color Before The Sun marks the first time Claudio Sanchez is exposing his raw feelings, narrated from his own perspective. “I kind of want people to know that Coheed can write that sort of record,” he explained of the album’s departure from The Amory Wars. “I’ve always said in the past that there’s never been a limitation on the band. It makes no sense to me to draw a line in the sand and never cross it.”

The New York-based band’s album arrives via the recently formed label, 300 Entertainment who pride themselves on being an independent, creative driven record label that focuses on intense artist development.

300 Entertainment co-founder Lyor Cohen offers, “Coheed and Cambria have created a lane and legacy for themselves that is very much their own. Their DIY approach fits the ethos of 300. They’ve taken some brave artistic steps on this forthcoming new album and we are looking forward to sharing it with the world.”

Funny or Die recently shared an unexpected, new song from the band, with the quartet putting Supreme Court Justice Scalia’s dissenting opinions from the Affordable Care Act and Same-Sex Marriage rulings to music, which can be seen in this clip: http://bit.ly/1eNN7Fs. The video, which has been viewed over 250,000 times, was not only picked up by music and comedy outlets but led a chorus of tweets and re-tweets from politicos including Michael Moore, Paul Begala and Chris Hayes.

Coheed and Cambria return to the road in August with several festival appearances including headlining spots at Riot Fest and Fun Fun Fun Fest as well as a trio of special European performances of In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth: 3.

Coheed and Cambria on tour:

August 8 Nashville, TN Ink-N-Iron Festival
August 9 Atlanta, GA Wrecking Ball Atlanta
August 14 Kent, England Hevy Fest 2015
August 15 Amsterdam, Netherlands Neverender IKSSE:3
August 16 Holte-Stkenbrock, Geramyn Serengeti Festival
August 18 Frankfurt, Germany Neverender IKSSE:3
August 19 Cologne, Germany Neverender IKSSE:3
August 20 Gampel, Switzerland Open Air Gampel Festival
August 21 Hasselt, Belgium Pukkelpop
August 28-30 Denver, CO Riot Fest
September 11-13 Chicago, IL Riot Fest
September 13 Sterling Heights, MI Chill on the Hill
September 19-20 Toronto, ON Riot Fest
October 25 Sacramento, CA Aftershock Festival
October 31 Phoenix, AZ Monster Mash Music Festival
November 6-8 Austin, TX Fun Fun Fun Fest

Coheed and Cambria is Claudio Sanchez (vocals/guitar), Travis Stever (guitar), Josh Eppard (drums) and Zach Cooper (bass).

About 300 Entertainment
Last year, former Def Jam and Warner Music Group recorded music chief Lyor Cohen along with colleagues Todd Moscowitz (ex-Warner Bros president) and Kevin Liles (ex-EVP Warner Music) unveiled 300 Entertainment, a new record label focused on artist development, flexible deal structures, and technology-based partnerships. 300 Entertainment is a platform not only for artists, but also entrepreneurs by giving them access to tools and knowledge to remain independent and to be active participants in their artists’ development.

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Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing

* For more info on Coheed and Cambria:

www.coheedandcambria.com

www.facebook.com/coheedandcambria

www.instagram.com/coheedandcambria

For more info on 300 Entertainment:

http://300ent.com/

https://twitter.com/300

https://instagram.com/300ent/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE COHEED AND CAMBRIA.

Stone.

RUSH “2112” – Has Been Newly Remastered On 200-Gram, Heavyweight Vinyl

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, progressive rock, rock music with tags , , , , on March 12, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

RUSH - 2112 - promo album cover pic - #2112MORHLP

As reported by UMe:

RUSH’s 2112 has been newly remastered on 200-gram, heavyweight vinyl at legendary Abbey Road Studios using the Direct to Metal Mastering (DMM) audiophile copper plating process, all from original analogue masters. The band’s fourth album, 2112, first released in 1976, proved a breakthrough, highlighted by its seven-part title suite – written by Lee and Lifeson, with lyrics by Peart – recounting a dystopian story set in the year 2112. It came in at #2 on Rolling Stone’s list of ‘Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time.’ Most Rush fans consider it the band’s definitive recording and it has sold over 3 million albums in the U.S.

This unique reissue showcases a custom, limited-edition, hand-etched hologram of the ‘Red Star of the Federation’ pressed in the album’s dead wax runout of side two. To reveal the spinning hologram, fans can use any focused source of light, such as the LED flashlight on a smartphone, directly above the turntable while playing.

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* For more info on RUSH:

Website: http://www.rush.com/

MetalOdyssey

LONG LIVE RUSH.

Stone.

RUSH – ReDISCovered Vinyl LP Box Set – Is Available Now, Via UMe

Posted in classic rock, music news, progressive rock, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on May 3, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Rush - Rediscovered LP Box Set - promo pic - 2014 - Ume

RUSH CELEBRATES 40 YEAR RECORDING CAREER

In March of 1974, Rush released their self-titled debut through the band’s own indie label, Moon Records in Canada, and quickly sold out of the initial 3500 copies originally pressed. Moon Records would soon become Anthem Records, which launched in 1977, and continues to serve as the band’s only Canadian record company.

To mark the band’s 40-year recording career, Anthem/UMe celebrates with the vinyl reissue of the original Moon Records (pre-Mercury) release of Rush, as part of Universal’s reDISCovered vinyl series. Housed in a sturdy, custom box with a lift-off top, this landmark album is pressed on 200g, audiophile grade vinyl, from the original 1974 analog stereo masters, cut to copper plates using the Direct Metal Mastering (DMM) process at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.

Rush also features the original Moon Records jacket art, complete with the original MN-100-A/B Matrix etching, and will include a 16″x22″ reproduction of the first Rush promo poster, three 5″x7″ lithographs of Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and John Rutsey, a 12″x12″ Rush Family Tree poster, and a digital download card for a free digital copy of this newly remastered release.

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* Vinyl LP Box Set Released On April 29, 2014.

(Source: UMe)

* For more info on RUSH:

Facebook: RUSH

Website: http://www.rush.com

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LONG LIVE RUSH.

LONG LIVE CANADA.

Stone.

TWEAK BIRD – TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, “ANY OL’ WAY”, ON MAY 20th

Posted in Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on February 11, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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Los Angeles, Feb. 11, 2014 – Tweak Bird, the Los Angeles duo featuring brothers Ashton and Caleb Bird, return with their third full-length album, Any Ol’ Way, on May 20 via Let’s Pretend Records.

“We set out to write an album that meant something to us,” explained the Bird brothers.  “We wanted to voice our opinions and feel comfortable. We hired our dear old friend, David Allen to engineer and co-produce, which helped us explore new sounds and develop unfinished ideas. We believe in peace, marijuana, individual freedoms and not taking ourselves too seriously. This just happened to be what came out.”

The 11-track album was recorded at King Size Sound Labs in Los Angeles and is self-described by the pair as having the feel of “a movie from the nineties, that takes place in the seventies.”

Tweak Bird’s most recent full-length, a 2010 self-titled album, was followed by Undercover Crops, a seven-song EP released in 2012, which Noisey called “heavy yet blissful stoner-psych rock”

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Upcoming Tweak Bird tour dates:

Feb. 26  Los Angeles, CA  Scion Rock Show @ The Satellite

Feb. 28  Ventura, CA  Bombay Bar

Additional tour dates will be announced soon.

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Read the Metal Odyssey album review for Tweak Bird’s self-titled album from 2010, by clicking the link below!

TWEAK BIRD – Self Titled Album Is Eclectic And Heavy!

The above link is for an original post featured on Metal Odyssey, on September 28, 2010.

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(Source: Speakeasy PR & Marketing)

* For more info on TWEAK BIRD:

Website: http://www.tweakbird.com

Facebook: Tweak Bird

Stone - Motorhead Tee  pic:small

LONG LIVE TWEAK BIRD.

Stone.

CORSAIR – Launches Kickstarter Campaign For European Tour

Posted in Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, prog rock, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock bands, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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US-based Prog Rock/Metal outfit CORSAIR has launched a campaign with Kickstarter.com to help fund the band’s upcoming European tour. In exchange for your support, the band is offering a wide selection of music, merch, personalized messages & photos, music lessons, personal performances and more. The purposed tour itinerary would have the band trekking across the European countryside from February 20 – March 16. Details and a complete rundown of expenses and perks can be found at the link below.

CORSAIR SHREDS: European Tour Campaign:

www.kickstarter.com/projects/2059984511/corsair-shreds-european-tour-support

After five years together, two EPs (Alpha Centauri 2010, Ghosts of Proxima Centauri 2011) and a full length (Corsair 2012) CORSAIR was picked up by Shadow Kingdom Records in 2012. By mid-2013, SKR had re-released all of the band’s material and the Berlin-based High Roller Records was slated to press their entire catalogue on vinyl. This garnered the band much attention from reviewers and magazines all over the world, bringing high praise and features in publications such as Decibel Magazine (U.S), Rock Hard Magazine (Germany) and Terrorizer Magazine (U.K.). CORSAIR is currently hard at work prepping for their upcoming European tour and have plans to tour the U.S. and record a new album upon return. For more on CORSAIR, visit the links below. 

Corsair - European Tour - 2014 - promo flyer

Born out of the hot embers of Charlottesville, VA’s Black Sabbath annual tribute band, Mass Sabbath, CORSAIR formed in early 2008 with the purpose of writing progressive rock that would transcend space and time. Having endured the intensive training of Mass Sabbath and most recently, Spinal Tap, Corsair has emerged with calloused fingers and a united, unbending will to unleash new-found guitharmony powers onto the world of rock. Think Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and King Crimson.

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Praise for CORSAIR:

“The Ghosts of Proxima Centauri are plenty haunting, and one gets the sense that Corsair have the means to make the most of their growth in the time to come. Hope to catch them at Beta Centauri or coming to a star system near you.” TheObelisk.net

“At the intersection of Clutch, Thin Lizzy and Hawkwind lies Corsair, with their beautifully vintage guitar tones, emphasis on often-harmonized leads and solos, drifting and yet energetic prog-jam tendencies, and hints of hazy psychedelia.” – Last Rites

“Ghosts of Proxima Centauri is unique work I can’t recommend highly enough – I mean, Slough Feg, Falcon AND ELO?? Get outta here! Great, unique sound, ‘Adventure Rock’ supreme!!” – Hellride Music

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CORSAIR:

Paul Sebring

Jordan Brunk

Marie Landragin

Aaron Lipscombe

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(Source: CLAWHAMMER PR)

* For more info on CORSAIR:

www.skykrakken.com

www.corsair.bandcamp.com

www.facebook.com/pages/corsair/179747970753

www.reverbnation.com/skykrakken

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LONG LIVE CORSAIR.

Stone.

STARSOUP – Russian Progressive Metal/Rock Band To Release “Bazaar of Wonders” On November 29th, Via Sublimity Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on November 25, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Starsoup - Bazaar Of Wonders - promo cover pic - 2013
Moscow’s STARSOUP will release Bazaar of Wonders, an opus of progressive metal/rock, November 29 on Sublimity Records. The album is now available as a digital release.

In keeping with the band’s moniker, the influences are varied, inclusive of Metallica and Dream Theater to name just a couple, while the music itself blends heavy guitars, atmospheric keys (accented with grand piano), a range of vocal styles and tempos, and even the appearance of flute and saxophone.

Stream Bazaar of Wonders in its entirety at: sublimity.bandcamp.com

The album is available for purchase at the links below:

https://itunes.apple.com/album/bazaar-of-wonders/id710484202

http://www.amazon.com/Bazaar-Wonders-Starsoup/dp/B00FA8HW1M/

Currently a studio-only project, STARSOUP is the creation of vocalist/guitarist/bassist Alexey Markov (SHADOW HOST, DISTANT SUN) who is joined on the album by keyboardist/sampler Andrew Gryaznov (TIMESQUARE) and several guest musicians. The compositional foundation of the album consisted of the four songs – “Angels,” “Cradle of War,” “Bazaar” and “Perfect Loser” – that were written and melodically composed during Markov’s participation in CRIME OF PASSION in which he served as vocalist and Gryaznov keyboardist. That rush of creativity ultimately resulted in eight more songs, including one composed by Lex Plotnikov (MECHANICAL POET). Visit, absorb, and revel in the Bazaar of Wonders!

Those who participated in the recording of Bazaar of Wonders, include: 

Alexander Vetkhov (all drums and percussion). Also to be thanked are Nicholas Angel, Kostya Naumenko, Darya Savchenko (W. Angel’s Conquest, Kiev), Ilya Mamontov (Epidemia), Oleg Mishin (Catharsis), Andrey Nova (Nova Art), Yevgeny Nesterov and Natalya Fedotova. The recording, re-amping, mixing and mastering by Evgeny Vinogradov and DAI Records.

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MORE ABOUT STARSOUP:

STARSOUP is the heavy metal/progressive rock project of vocalist Alexey Markov. The songs vary stylistically – you may find them somewhat partially resembling Metallica and Disturbed, as well as Dream Theater and Stone Sour. The project’s founding stages took place in Moscow towards the end of 2011, when the first single, “Angels”, was recorded. In essence, the music consists of heavy guitars, atmospheric keys with an accent on the grand piano, varying vocal techniques: encompassing a clear voice in the more melodic ballads, and letting the heavy medium-tempo compositions resound with harsh, even growling vocals sometimes.

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(Source: ClawHammer PR)

* For more info on STARSOUP:

Facebook: Starsoup

http://www.last.fm/music/starsoup/

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LONG LIVE STARSOUP.

Stone.

Mike Portnoy – Releases Personalized Invite Video For Progressive Nation At Sea

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive rock, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 29, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA 2014 - promo flyer - EB POSTER

Los Angeles, CA – While on tour with his American power trio – supergroup, The Winery Dogs, Mike Portnoy filmed an epic and personalized invite video to his first ever Progressive Nation at Sea Cruise. Taking you band by band and leading you through the musical adventure that attendees have to look forward to at this one of a kind, floating Progressive Rock festival taking place February 2014.

The video can be seen below:

Mike Portnoy had this to say: “I could not be any prouder or any more excited than I am for Progressive Nation At Sea 2014. It is my ultimate dream lineup ranging from legends like Jon Anderson & Adrian Belew to Prog trailblazers like Spock’s Beard & the Flower Kings to today’s most extreme cutting edge artists like Devin Townsend and Periphery.

I am also excited to be playing with Bigelf, PSMS & Transatlantic…the final encore of which will see Transatlantic & Jon Anderson joining forces for a one-time only set of Yes classics! This is going to be a historic experience and the Prog event of the Millennium! You will not want to miss out on this!”

Progressive Nation at Sea, an infusion of music and technique that will heighten your senses in a way no other vacation ever could! Imagine a couple thousand prog enthusiasts surrounding you on the Norwegian Pearl as we set sail from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Grand Bahama Island February 18-22, 2014. The cruise is powered by leading Progressive Rock label InsideOut Music and features the genres most prolific artists.

This music festival at sea gives you an experience that one on land just can’t match. In addition to 5 days in the beautiful Caribbean, music will be happening from morning till late at night. Some of the best experimental music might be in the wee morning hours in an unscheduled jam by the artists! When you finally call it a night (or a morning) you can head back to your comfortable room and get some rest before getting into the action all over again. Did we mention you’d be walking around the same place as your musical heroes? Oh yeah, that means you might be having dinner and drinks right next to your favorite musician!

LINEUP:

Progressive Nation at Sea boasts the musical genius of Transatlantic, Portnoy, Sheehan, MacAlpine, Sherinian, Jon Anderson, Adrian Belew’s Power Trio, Devin Townsend Project, King’s X, Spock’s Beard, The Flower Kings, Pain Of Salvation, Anathema, Riverside, Periphery, Animals as Leaders, The Safety Fire, Tony Harnell & Bumblefoot, Bigelf, Beardfish, The Dear Hunter, Haken, Jolly, Anneke van Giersbergen, Mark Mikel and Next to None.

Check out the FREE PN14 Sampler presented by InsideOut Music & Guitar Center: www.insideoutgcsampler.com  and enter for your chance to win an all expense paid trip to PN14 and a signed guitar from all the artists!

For more information please visit:

Website: www.progressivenationatsea.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/progressivenationatsea

InsideOut Music: www.insideoutmusic.com

Sixthman: www.sixthman.net

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(Source: Glass Onyon, PR)

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LONG LIVE MIKE PORTNOY.

LONG LIVE PROG ROCK & PROG METAL.

Stone.

MAGNUM And SAGA – Double Headline Tour 2014 – Dates And Venues Announced

Posted in classic rock, classic rock bands, Hard Rock, hard rock bands, Music, progressive rock, rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , , on October 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

Magnum - Saga - double headline tour - 2014 - promo flyer

MAGNUM LIVE 2014

07.04. FI-Helsinki – Tavastia

09.04. DK-Copenhagen – Amager Bio

10.04. SE-Gotheburg – Sticky Fingers

11.04. SE-Borlange – Liljan

12.04. SE-Sandviken – Backstage Rockclun

07.05. B-Vosselaar – Biebob

MAGNUM live 2014 (Double Headline Tour with SAGA)

08.05. D-Dortmund – FZW

09.05. D-Cologne – E-Werk

10.05. D-Emden – Nordseehalle

12.05. D-Hamburg – Docks

13.05. D-Berlin – Huxley`s Neue Welt

15.05. D-Saarbrücken – Garage

16.05. D-Filderstadt – FILharmonie

17.05. D-Offenbach – Capitol

19.05. D-Regensburg – Airport Obertraubling

20.05. D-Nürnberg – Rockfabrik

22.05. D-Munich – Circus Krone

23.05. CH-Pratteln – Z7

24.05. D-Ravensburg – Club-Oberschwabenhalle

MAGNUM live 2014 (Festival)

04.-07.06. SE-Sölvesborg – Sweden Rock Festival

More MAGNUM live dates will be announced soon.

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(Source: MAGNUM Facebook)

* For More Info On MAGNUM:

Facebook: MAGNUM

http://www.magnumonline.co.uk

* For More Info On SAGA:

http://sagaontour.moonfruit.com

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http://www.spv.de/

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LONG LIVE MAGNUM.

LONG LIVE SAGA.

Stone.

Atlanta Prog Ensemble The SixxiS To Open For The Winery Dogs Upcoming European Tour In Support Of New CD Release

Posted in Hard Rock, Music, prog rock, progressive rock, progressive rock bands, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on August 22, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Atlanta, GA – Music fans and critics alike are buzzing with excitement about the news of Atlanta prog ensemble The SixxiS opening for Mike Portnoy’s new band The Winery Dogs upcoming European tour in September 2013. The SixxiS are touring in support of their recently released self-titled CD, which has been garnering major attention worldwide! After their first successful tour of Europe as direct support for classic rock legends Wishbone Ash, The SixxiS are gearing up for their second tour, in which they will play 15 shows in 8 different countries spanning Western Europe (England, Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, France, Spain and Portugal).

“The SixxiS are amazing musicians whose music has progressive elements with instant melodies. They are proving to be great travel companions and rock hard, as our opener on the dates. They are a great bunch of guys and they are making us appreciate just how lucky we all are to enjoy this life.” – Andy Powell of Wishbone Ash

Says founding member and lead vocalist Vladdy Iskhakov: “The European tour with Wishbone Ash was our first tour overseas. We could not have asked for a better band to be an opener for. They were compete gentlemen, and really helped us through many things we had encountered on the road. We did our best to learn as much as we could from them, because, after all, they have been around for a very long time. I think we formed a great bond and mutual respect for each other, not only as professional musicians, but as people. Their fans were unbelievable! The response we got was amazing!”

The Sixxis EP cover - promo

What started as a collaboration of different musicians in June 2006 became a powerhouse band consisting of world-class musicians. The SixxiS, initially the brainchild of the lead singer, Vladdy Iskhakov, exhibit a wide range of musical influences ranging from classic, jazz and rock music coated in a powerful, heavy, seductive and emotional shell of sound reminiscent of Rush, Muse, Soundgarden, System of a Down, Kings X and Alice In Chains. Due to the musical prowess of the band members, the trio are able to toy with time signatures and syncopation, to grasp the magnetism of robust dynamics, and to focus on the individual mastery of each respective instrument while continuing to be a cohesive whole. The lyrics demand attention from listeners, as they are messages of a soul crying out for spiritual awakening and awareness. The combination of haunting melodies, soaring vocal harmonies, distorted guitars, and a truly ‘powerhouse’ rhythm section of drums and bass make the SixxiS sound unique and unforgettable!

After quietly finishing their first full-length independent album entitled ‘Believe’, The SixxiS quickly caught the attention of Grammy Award winning producer Malcolm Springer, who produced their new CD at Warner Brothers Studios in Nashville. In June 2012, the band signed with manager Tony Conway (Garth Brooks, Dixie Chicks, George Straight, etc), who secured their first international distribution deal with WBA Records, making available the band’s new release at all major music outlets (iTunes, Walmart, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc). After a year of honing their live act, The SixxiS would go on to share the stage with bands like the Adrian Belew Power Trio, Winger and Buck Cherry.

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“The first time I heard the song ‘Believe’ from the SixxiS I was immediately a fan. Strong hooks, great musicianship and a knack for poetic consonance.” – Edgel Groves Jr. / InsideOut Music 

The group’s new CD illustrates the overall stripped down sound of the core three-piece group. Says Vladdy, “The music was produced to make us more ‘mainstream’ than the previous album we recorded, which was much more eclectic. Our sound has always been an enigma to those who listen to our music. Some get it immediately…some think they get it…some don’t understand it at all… People generally have a hard time placing our sound…it’s not alternative enough to be alternative…it’s not progressive enough to be pure progressive rock…it’s its own thing. Sure, there are several bands whose influence can be heard in our music, but overall it is independent.” Along with the new studio recordings, the CD and bonus DVD features 3 live tracks taken from the band’s performance in August 2012 at the 12th and Porter (venue) in Nashville.

The SixxiS consist of Vladdy Iakhakov (lead vocals, violin, piano, rhythm guitar), Mark Golden (bass, synth), and Josh “Jbake” Baker (drums, percussion, pads, vocals). The band are supplemented when performing live by multi-instrumentalists Paul Sorah and Cameron Allen. “The unity that music offers us is a testament to its power,” Vladdy explains. “Again, coming from different lifestyles, cultures, races and religious affiliations, music is the one thing that helps unify all these experiences together and present them to our listeners as a unique blend. At our live shows, our fans really do get a first hand glimpse of who we are as individuals, and how we blend as a cohesive unit.”

“Imagine Edgar Allen Poe’s dark romantic stories and verse set to music – this is the ambiance created by The SixxiS.” – RockOm

The SixxiS upcoming 2013 European tour dates supporting The Winery Dogs: 

September 05 – O2 Academy Islington – London, UK

September 06 – Boerderij – Zoetermeer, Netherlands

September 07 – Garage – Saarbrücken, Germany

September 09 – Colos-Saal – Aschaffenburg, Germany

September 10 – Knust Hamburg – Hamburg, Germany

September 11 – Lido – Berlin, Germany

September 13 – Theaterfabrik – Munich, Germany

September 14 – Gloria Theater – Cologne, Germany

September 15 – La Nouveau Casino – Paris, France

September 16 – La Maroquinerie – Paris, France

September 17 – Z7 Konzertfabrik – Pratteln, Switzerland

September 18 – Live Club – Milan, Italy

September 19 – Substage – Karlsruhe, Germany

September 21 – Sala Apolo 2 – Barcelona, Spain

September 22 – Sala Joy Eslava – Madrid, Spain

September 23 – Paradise Garage – Lisbon, Portugal

The Sixxis EP cover - promo

To purchase The SixxiS CD with bonus DVD:

http://thesixxis.merchmo.com/products/detail/The_Sixxis_CD_6375

For more information: http://www.thesixxis.com/

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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Long Live The SixxiS.

Long Live The Winery Dogs.

Stone.

Progressive Nation At Sea Returns In 2014, Featuring Prog Legends!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, prog rock, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on August 20, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA 2014 - promo flyer - EB POSTER

“PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA 2014” MAKES ITS MAIDEN VOYAGE FEB 18TH THRU 22ND FEATURING TRANSATLANTIC, PORTNOY SHEEHAN MACALPINE SHERINIAN, JON ANDERSON, ADRIAN BELEW’S POWER TRIO, DEVIN TOWNSEND, KING’S X, SPOCK’S BEARD, THE FLOWER KINGS, PAIN OF SALVATION, RIVERSIDE, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, THE SAFETY FIRE, TONY HARNELL & BUMBLEFOOT, BIGELF, BEARDFISH, THE DEAR HUNTER, HAKEN, JOLLY AND NEXT TO NONE

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Los Angeles, CA – Progressive Nation is hitting the high seas in 2014!  Join us in this inaugural sailing from February 18th – 22nd 2014 on the luxurious Norwegian Pearl heading from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas. This music festival at sea gives you an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean and all the amenities of a cruise ship; you will enjoy music from morning ‘til night with over 40 shows on multiple stages, along with activities, Q&A’s, panels and workshops from your favorite artists.

PROGRESSIVE NATION founder Mike Portnoy elaborates: “In 2008 & 2009, I created a touring package called ‘Progressive Nation’ and with Dream Theater headlining, we did three full tours (two in North America and one in Europe) that showcased a variety of bands that embraced the spirit and musicality of progressive music.

Well after a 5 year hiatus, I have decided to resurrect Progressive Nation and this time we are taking it to the seas! But rather than a 4 band bill like previous Progressive Nation tours, we have expanded the bill to OVER A DOZEN of today’s greatest progressive bands, musicians and artists! (and there may be one or two more still to be confirmed).

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L to R: Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Derek Sherinian, Tony MacAlpine

Myself and my former DT bandmate Derek Sherinian have teamed up with Sixthman (who have done incredibly successful cruises with Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd and the annual Kiss Cruise to name a few) as well as our friends at Inside Out Music and look forward to a very successful inaugural launch of PROGRESSIVE NATION AT SEA Feb 18th thru 22nd 2014. We are so excited to take part in this historic maiden voyage and look forward to sharing this one of a kind event with fans from all around the world!”

Visit www.progressivenationatsea.com to register for the pre-sale today!

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This music festival at sea gives music fans an experience that a land festival just can’t match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean, guest will have the opportunity to see their favorite musical heroes perform numerous sets around the many stages set around Norwegian Pearl. And when guests are not attending a performance, a variety of activities hosted by the artists will fill the day.

Progressive Nation at Sea begins at $700 per person plus taxes and fees. Prices include entertainment, meals, and access to Norwegian Pearl’s outstanding amenities, including outdoor pool, hot tubs, rock climbing wall, and fitness center. Fans can read more and sign up for the Progressive Nation pre-sale at:

www.progressivenationatsea.com

With 15 decks of fun, Norwegian Pearl offers guests access to 13 bars and lounges, 19 dining experiences, one outdoor pool, four hot tubs, and spa treatments to help forget about the world left behind. Onboard concerts aren’t the only things that rock on Norwegian Pearl – passengers looking for more activities can visit the outdoor climbing wall, bowl a few frames at the onboard lanes, or tempt lady luck at The Pearl Club Casino.

Progressive Nation cruisers will also have the opportunity to explore the sandy beaches of Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas, their very own private island getaway. A host of beachside activities and games, the gigantic “Hippo” water slide, and access to food and beverage service will make the stay on Great Stirrup Cay an unforgettable experience.

Forthcoming announcements are scheduled to follow detailing artist-hosted activities, theme night information, contest additions, and activities!  For full details and to sign up for the pre-sale, fans should visit www.progressivenationatsea.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/progressivenationatsea

twitter: twitter.com/prognationatsea

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(Source: Glass Onyon, PR)

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LONG LIVE PROGRESSIVE NATION.

LONG LIVE MIKE PORTNOY & THIS LINEUP OF BANDS.

Stone.

DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT – Nominated For Progressive Rock Music Award From Prog Magazine

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 9, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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The multi-talented and legendary Devin Townsend and his Devin Townsend Project has been nominated under the “Anthem” category for the 2nd Progressive Rock Music Awards, showcased by Classic Rock Presents Prog Magazine, presented by Orange Amplification.

This fabulous Rock music event will take place at the Kew Gardens in London, on September 3rd, 2013. Other amazing artists nominated in various categories are: RUSH, Marillion, Spock’s Beard, District 97, Katatonia, Muse and more.

Nomination:

Devin Townsend Project: “True North” From “Epicloud”

As Devin Townsend stated on his Facebook page:

‘What an honor to be nominated for these Prog awards! It’s nice to be considered for this genre for the first time!’ Dev.

Click on the link below where you can register and VOTE for Devin Townsend! Metal be thy name!

Register & Vote Here: ProgRockMag.com

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* For more info on Devin Townsend:

Facebook: Devin Townsend

http://www.devintownsend.com

* For more info on Prog Magazine:

Facebook: Classic Rock Presents Prog

* For more info on Orange Amplification:

Facebook: Orange Amplifiers

http://www.orangeamps.com

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LONG LIVE DEVIN TOWNSEND.

LONG LIVE PROG MAGAZINE.

LONG LIVE ORANGE AMPLIFIERS.

Stone.

Legendary Singer/Songwriter Jon Anderson To Perform In The UK, Finland And Sweden

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Music, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on July 7, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Jon Anderson To Be Honored In Las Vegas – August 2013

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Asheville, NC – Legendary vocalist Jon Anderson, YES’s singer/songwriter for 35 years along with his successful work with Vangelis, Kitaro, and Milton Nascimento, will be performing special engagements in the UK, Finland and Sweden in August 2013. The shows promise to deliver an exciting mixture of material from Jon Anderson’s prolific solo career, collaborations with Vangelis and classic YES songs, along with new compositions, highlighted by humorous and enlightening stories told by Jon.

Says Jon, “Performing the classic YES songs I wrote for the band, and Vangelis work is always fun and rewarding… I’ll be doing some New song ideas, plus a classic Beatles song, plus a couple of surprises. I just have the best time singing on stage…Hope you find time to come and see the show!”

Jon Anderson Tour Dates:

August 04, 2013 – Royal Exchange Theatre – Manchester, UK: http://www.royalexchange.co.uk/event.aspx?id=735

August 10, 2013 – Under The Bridge – London, UK – http://underthebridge.co.uk/events/jon-anderson/

August 12, 2013 – Savoy-teatteri – Helsinki, Finland:

http://www.savoyteatteri.fi/EnrolmentClient/info.aspx?Key=022C5CA068DFF87F6D8293650937637B

August 15, 2013 – Taubescenen – Gothenburg, Sweden:

http://liseberg.se/hem/Scen–show/Taubescenen/Jazz-pa-Liseberg/

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In other news, Jon will be presented with the ‘Voice Of Progressive Music’ special award at the 4th Annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards at the Joint inside the Las Vegas Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on Sunday, August 25th. For more information: www.vegasrocks.com.

Jon has made some recent guest appearances on several new CD releases: Acoustic guitarist Jeff Pevar’s debut album ‘From The Core’; French keyboardist/composer Jean Philippe Rykiel’s new CD ‘Inner Spaces’; and guitarist Dennis Haklar’s debut CD release ‘Lizard Tale’.

Says Jon, “With the internet my musical world has evolved to an amazing degree, one day I’m singing with a Brazilian dude, the next day with peeps in Liverpool, the next creating a Symphonic work with a mate in India…then singing with Steve Layton ‘down under’ – it’s an endless musical world!” Jon is currently recording new material, including the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 21-minute opus “OPEN” from 2011 titled “EVER”.

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For more information:

www.jonanderson.com

www.facebook.com/thejonanderson

https://www.facebook.com/JonAndersonLiveOfficial

“Brasilian Music Sound” single can be purchased at: 

www.amazon.com/Brasilian-Music-Sound/dp/B008S3CYO6/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1345046162&sr=301-1

Jon Anderson ‘OPEN’ digital download available: 

http://www.amazon.com/Open-Single/dp/B005XT5Z8U/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1336499182&sr=1-1

Jon Anderson ‘Survival & Other Stories’ available through Gonzo MultiMedia:

www.gonzomultimedia.co.uk

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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LONG LIVE JON ANDERSON.

Stone.

IVANHOE – Sixth Album From German Prog Metal Veterans To See Release Via Massacre Records

Posted in Heavy Metal, heavy metal albums, heavy metal news, Metal, metal music, Music, progressive metal, progressive rock, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on June 11, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Massacre Records will release the new album from German Progressive Metal veterans IVANHOE this Summer, with a North American street date of July 2nd now locked down.

With a long line of releases including their early demos as well as five full-length studio recordings on their résumé, IVANHOE has toured and performed across Europe with the likes of Iced Earth, Nevermore, Queensryche the Scorpions and countless others, including sets at major festivals including  Bang Your Head, Building A Force and others, helping them become a widely known and respected act over the last two decades.

With nearly an hour of brand new material, the sixth IVANHOE album Systematrix brings out some of the most powerful and professional anthems in the band’s ongoing lineage. The hard-hitting tunes on Systematrix were produced, mixed and mastered by Andy Horn at Red Room (Edenbridge, Lanfear, Rob Rock, Liv Kristine, etc.), capturing the talented act with immaculate auditory quality, and showcases the South German Prog act boasting their strongest effort so far.

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The seventh track from Systematrix, “Walldancer,” has been posted to Youtube in advance of the album’s release. LISTEN HERE.

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Systematrix – Track Listing:

1. Systematrix

2. Human Letargo

3. Tin Cans Liberty

4. War Of The Centuries

5. Madhouse

6. Learning Path

7. Walldancer

8. The Symbiotic Predator – Seduction

9. The Symbiotic Predator – Resolution

10. The Symbiotic Predator – Late Recognition

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IVANHOE – Lineup:

Mischa Mang – vocals

Chuck Schuler – guitars

Giovanni Soulas – bass

Richie Seibel – keyboards

Mathias Biehl – drums

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

For more info on IVANHOE, click on the links below!

http://www.Ivanhoe.de

Facebook: IVANHOE

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LONG LIVE IVANHOE.

Stone.

NEKTAR – UK Prog Legends To Release Highly Anticipated New Studio Album ‘Time Machine’ On June 18 , 2013

Posted in classic rock, Music, prog rock, progressive rock, progressive rock bands, rock albums, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , , on June 10, 2013 by Metal Odyssey

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Los Angeles, CA – Prog legends Nektar return with their triumphant 13th album Time Machine on June 18, 2013 on Purple Pyramid Records – the first album of new material in over 4 years – that band leader and founding member Roye Albrighton is calling “The best album Nektar has ever made!” ‘Time Machine’ showcases a new depth of songwriting, melodic complexity and musical exploration that hearkens back to early Nektar releases such as ‘Remember The Future’ and ‘A Tab In The Ocean’.

Nektar, featuring Albrighton, founding drummer Ron Howden, keyboardist Klaus Hentasch and bassist Lux Vibratus, is British, but was formed in Hamburg, Germany in 1970. Their early albums featured a heady, exhilarating mix of progressive, experimental rock sounds that soon caught on worldwide at the height of the international prog-rock boom. Touring the world behind numerous album releases throughout the ‘70s and ‘80s helped to cement the band’s reputation as an influential prog-rock legend.

Having undergone a variety of personnel changes over the past decade or so, the band now boasts its strongest lineup in years and is ready to prove so yet again to its many fans throughout North America. In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the original release date of the band’s classic album, ‘Remember the Future’, Nektar is looking to perform in its entirety this most heralded release from its vast catalog, a rarity in that the band has not performed the entire album live in years.

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Nektar Time Machine CD is available for pre-order now at Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Time-Machine-Nektar/dp/B00CGUSM16

Nektar / Son’s Of Hippies US Tour Dates:

June 20 – Sully’s – Chantilly, VA

June 21 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA

June 22 – Sellersville Theatre – Sellersville, PA

June 23 – B.B. King Blues Club & Grill – NYC

June 26 – The Winchester Music Hall – Cleveland, OH

June 26 – The RockPile Bar & Nightclub – Toronto, ON, Canada

June 28 – Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI

June 29 – Viper Alley – Lincolnshire, IL

June 30 – Famous Dave’s Blues Club – Minneapolis, MN

July 02 – Rogue Pizza Co. – Fayetteville, AR

July 03 – Cheer Up Charlie’s – Austin, TX

July 04 – The Grotto – Fort Worth, TX

For more information visit Nektar’s official website: www.nektarsmusic.com

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(Source: Glass Onyon PR)

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LONG LIVE NEKTAR.

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