* José María Blanc, La Herencia de Pablo"
Finally was released for Viajero Inmovil Records, the José María Blanc CD debut, called "José María Blanc, La Herencia de Pablo" ( The Pablo´s Heritage)
José was the lider voice from the historic sinfonic band Pablo El Enterrador, and this work continues in the line sound of the Pablo, is an excellent work available in format CD or digital
The legend "Espíritu" argentinean band from seventies, was released a new double CD called "Entreciclos" with live songs and rareties unreleased previously.
The CD is available FREE from the Espiritu web site
* Aldo Pinelli European Tour 2013
The leader of the argentinean progresive band "Hábitat" Aldo Pinelli, is on a European tour, performing live his solo material and songs from his band, next to prestigious European progressive band.
After this tour Aldo plan to edit for freelance soloist.
* New Jadis CD
The new Jadis CD "See right through you" is now available for pre-order.
The official release date is 3/09/12.
The first 300 pre-ordered copies will be signed and numbered and there will be no postage/shipping costs. It is available from the bands website Jadismusic.com for £10.00
The album has the following 8 tracks:
1. Why can't I be me
* Neal Morse release "Momentum"
July 16, 2012 - Nashville, TN—Coming off of a highly successful 2011 marked by the release of the critically acclaimed “Testimony 2” and an enthusiastically attended tour throughout the U.S., Mexico and Europe, Neal Morse could easily have justified going on a creative hiatus to catch his breath. But that would fly in the face of his convictions and the sense that he is being led to build upon the swell of success he is experiencing.
In January 2012, Morse was pondering the possibilities of a change in direction. After all, it had been a decade since he left the progressive rock stalwart Spock’s Beard to pursue a solo career that would allow him to write more freely about his personal faith. And in that time he had recorded 6 impressive studio records that were heralded for their unique hybrid of epic compositions that tested the boundaries of musicianship while maintaining a remarkable sense of melody through irresistible hooks and addictive choruses. He could have taken a break. Or gone in an entirely new direction. But he felt led otherwise, as summed up in the new record’s title track: “You’ve got some new momentum, you better keep going.”
Morse’s long time studio partner and friend Mike Portnoy had a small window in January 2012 when he could record. The only problem was, there was only one song and a few bits and pieces written. Taking a leap of faith, he scheduled a recording session with the drumming legend and longtime bass player Randy George in two weeks, hoping that the music would arrive before the musicians. And boy did it ever.
“Momentum” features five exceptional stand alone songs and one longer conceptual piece. In addition to the accessible title track, there’s the quirkily clever, Gentle Giant-inspired “Thoughts Part 5,” which follows in the footsteps of the previous “Thoughts” tracks penned by Morse with Spocks Beard. “Smoke and Mirrors” trods an introspective, acoustic path, while “Weathering Sky” offers a raucous cry for deliverance and renewal from a searching soul. Rounding out the shorter tracks is “Freak,” an upbeat, strings-charged song unlike anything Neal has recorded to date. Last comes “World Without End,” a near 34-minute, six-part epic that contains everything that defines Morse as a master of the genre.
Another highlight of this record is that, in addition to a masterful solo by guitar wizard Paul Gilbert, there are contributions from Adson Sodré, Bill Hubauer and Eric Gillette—three musicians who were selected as members of Morse’s new touring band through an exciting YouTube driven open audition process.
While “Momentum” propels Morse forward and further cements his standing as a prolific progressive rock icon, it steers clear of the potential “more of the same” trap, and features fresh musical angles and some of the finest performances to date by the Morse, Portnoy, George team.
The release of “Momentum” on September 11 will be quickly followed up by a North American tour that spotlights the fresh talent of his new live band, with stops in such cities as Nashville, Jacksonville, New York, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, Seattle and Mexico City.
Much to the delight of progressive rock fans around the globe, Neal Morse is moving ahead with “Momentum,” and there doesn't appear to be any kind of end to his unique creative talent in sight.
Thoughts Part 5 (7:51)
Smoke and Mirrors (4:38)
Weathering Sky (4:15)
World Without End (33:39)
ii Never Pass Away
iii Losing Your Soul
iv The Mystery
v Some Kind of Yesterday
vi World Without End
Total Length: 61:17
Written and Produced by Neal Morse
“Thoughts Part 5”—Written by Neal Morse and Randy George
“Smoke and Mirrors” and “The Mystery”—Music by Neal Morse, Lyrics by Chris Thompson and Neal Morse
Mixed by Rich Mouser
Neal Morse – Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals
Mike Portnoy – Drums
Randy George – Bass
Paul Gilbert – Guitar solo on “Momentum”
Adson Sodré – Guitar Solos on “World Without End”
Bill Hubauer – Clarinet, flute, guitar and additional keys on “The Mystery”
Eric Gillette – Additional vocals on “Thoughts Part 5”
Wil Morse – Additional vocals on “Thoughts Part 5”
Chris Carmichael – Strings
Rick Altizer – Additional vocals on “Weathering Sky” and “Smoke and Mirrors”
Neal Morse Tour Dates:
Hábitat is concluding the remix of the first CD “Historias Olvidadas” (Forgotten Stories from 1997). The edition will have the nine original tracks plus two bonus. the art design will be something new on the original picture from Oscar Bitz
The band is working at Tolestudio (Buenos Aires) where they mixed the last CD “Tratando de Respirar en la Furia”. (Trying to Breathe Amidst Fury.)
Lizard records from Italy will be co-producer again. a warm hug for all.
* Letter to all YES fans from Benoit David
Although I need to take it easy for a while, I fully intend to continue with my music career. In late summer of 2011, I added vocals to Mystery's forthcoming album 'The World Is A Game' - which is at the final stages of mixing and will be available in the near future. This is my third collaboration with Michel St-Pere, and Mystery, following 2007's 'Beneath the Veil of Winter's Face' and 2010's 'One Among The Living'. So I guess I will, hopefully, see you somewhere down the road…
Blessings, Benoit David
17th February 2012
* New Billy Sherwood´s You Tube channel
The great musician from Yes and Circa, Billy Sherwood have you You Tube´s Channel, for difussion of yours videos & shows
The adress is:
* Lionel Ziblat - "Songs From The Drawer"
Most of you already know Modest Midget's "The Great Prophecy of a Small Man" album which came out last year.
During the same time I produced The Great Prophecy I also worked on a very different production, which is now released, under the name "Songs From The Drawer".
It would mean a lot to me if you gave it at least as much attention as you did with the Modest Midget album.
Now available for CDBaby and www.modestmidget.com
Travellers - that is the name of the new musical project brought into existence by Wojtek Szadkowski, known from his work in such acclaimed bands as Collage, Satellite, and Strawberry Fields. The band - with its lineup consisting of Robin (vocals), Grzegorz "sencha atta" Leczkowski (guitars), Krzysiek Palczewski (bass), and Wojtek Szadkowski (keys, drums) - has recently finished working on their debut album "A Journey into the Sun Within". The album consists of 6 tracks and as Wojtek Szadkowski explains: "It's a mixture of prog, ethnic music, the 80's, a large dose of magic and space, all of this crowned with Robin's beautiful voice..."
“A Journey Into The Sun Within”
Label: Metal Mind Records
* Jakszyk, Fripp, Collins - A King Crimson ProjeKct - "A Scarcity of Miracles"
This is finaly, the video edit from a new work to Jakszyk, Fripp, Collins - A King Crimson ProjeKct, this is a song "A Scarcity of Miracles"
* Half Past Four New Web Site
The excelent prog band "Half Past Four" have a new web site with a wonderfoul design, with music, news, shows and more included.
*Agents of Mercy
New band formed 2009 and cultivated by The Flower Kings/Transatlantic/
Kaipa guitarguru Roine Stolt and eccentric singer Nad Sylvan (Unifaun) Roine who have won the prestigeous readers poll in Classic Rock Prog
Already disponile the Agents of Mercy website.
Also available is a site where you can hear complete songs, watch video, and check dates of shows and other activities of the Swedish supergroup
* Yes - Union (2xCD, 2xDVD)
Gonzo Records announce the release of Yes UNION in a Special Limited Edition Deluxe Package.
This concert film of the band was made on August 8th 1991 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California. It was subsequently only released in Japan on video and then on the briefly new format of Laser Disc. This fantastic film however, was not widely available for a long time and has since become a much sought after artefact amongst Yes fans.
Track Listing as follows:
* Dol Ammad News
Thanasis Lightbridge from progressive metal bands Dol Ammad and Dol Theeta, release a new EP called "Winds Of The Sun", and there are available a video in Youtube too
* Metal Mind records New Releases
Believe, the outstanding art/progressive rock band led by the former guitarist of the Polish prog rock legend Collage, return with their fourth studio album. The new material entitled “World Is Round” will be released worldwide in early January 2011.
The band has recently played an acoustic set for Polish radio station - Antyradio. One of the tracks recorded at that session, „Poor King of Sun/Return”, is available now as a video on the band’s page on facebook in THIS location.
The album “World Is Round”, produced by Winicjusz Chróst, the former guitarist of the Polish blues rock giant Breakout, features a brand new keyboard player Konrad Wantrych, as also the lyrics-writing debut of Believe's singer Karol Wróblewski. Sublime compositions set a background for a metaphysical reflection on human life, its cyclical nature and ultimate significance. It’s a perfect album for a demanding and sensitive listener! Believe - current line-up: Mirek Gil – gitary, Karol Wróblewski – wokal, Satomi – skrzypce, Vlodi – perkusja, Przemas – gitara basowa oraz Konrad Wantrych – instrumenty klawiszowe.
“World Is Round” will be available in two versions: a standard CD and a limited digipack edition featuring a bonus track! Metal Mind Productions set up the release date for 3rd January 2011 in Europe and 11th January in USA (via MVD).
“World Is Round”
1. World is round -
Ltd. digipak CD includes a bonus track.
Metal Mind Productions - Promo Dept.
www.metalmind.com.pl / www.myspace.com/metalmindproductions
* Moonjune Records - New Releases
The prestigous label Moonjune Record present 3 new prog releases:
* The Modest Midget CD is available
The first CD full to Modet Midget prog band are available
After the excelent EP debut, the CD full is available in CD Baby or in the band web site
* Fabio Zuffanti: New Solo album
The new Fabio Zuffanti solo albums is entitled 'GHIACCIO' and will be out in march 5, 2010 on Mellow Records.
The cd will contunue the musical paths of 'Fabio Zuffanti''s 2009 album mixing songwriting, electronica, prog and psychedelia.