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Track: Gungfly – Happy Somewhere In Between

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Not Forgotten: Rick Wakeman – The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table

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Album Review : Voyag3r’s ‘War Mask’

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With the rise of studies into psychedelic and also their profound effects on mental health, Australians Babe Rainbow themselves might be a sonic microdose into the exploration of transformative consciousness. The Byron Bay outfit have almost quietly gone about their business in recent years as one of the finest bands on the planet, with a …

FORMER Genesis axeman Steve Hackett has released a live recording from his 2019 UK tour, entitled Selling England By The Pound & Spectral Mornings: Live at Hammersmith. The album came out last Friday, September 25th. Steve Hackett joined Genesis at the beginning of 1971 and was part of the classic prog-era line-up which also included …

Swedish multi-instrumentalist Rikard Sjöblom has recently announced a new album under the Gungfly moniker, ‘Alone Together’, set for release on the 4th September 2020. In preparation the band have shared the first single ‘Happy Somewhere In Between’  Rikard comments: “I wanted to write an upbeat prog-rocker about a subject I was reading about, and got intrigued by: the dynamics …

Lonely Robot, the project masterminded by producer, guitarist and singer/songwriter John Mitchell (Kino, Frost, Arena, It Bites) have released the video for new single ‘Spiders’ which is taken from their fourth album ‘Feelings Are Good’ out on the 17th July 2020 via InsideOutMusic. John Mitchell has the following to say about this song: “’Spiders’ is a song about …

On the 29thMay 2020, UMC/Mercury/Anthem label group continues its extensive Rush 40th anniversary album series with a new, imagination-capturing expanded edition of all the magic music that comprises the band’s remarkable 1980 release, Permanent Waves. Permanent Waves, Rush’s seventh studio album, was originally released in January 1980, and its forward-thinking music signalled a new direction for …

My Mum’s copy of The Myths and Legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table was the first Rick Wakeman album I heard when I was 14, and it blew my mind. Being the type of kid who was fascinated by myths, legends and folklore, and was developing an ear for prog rock, this was very …

Legendary French experimental/prog band Magma have announced they are to release a new album – “Zëss” on June 28th via Seventh Records. It’s taken the band some time to pull it together into a studio recording because the first drafts were made in 1977. After a gradual process finishing the record, the band debuted it on …

Detroit’s Voyag3r have steadily been building a reputation as one of the best progressive/heavy synth bands making music today. The trio, over the course of 6 years, have released a steady flow of sci-fi and horror-inspired albums that act as soundtracks to some lost B-movie from the late-70s or early-80s. Their blending of analog synth, …

Genesis may have not been the first, best or even the most original, but to many fans they are the archetypal progressive rock act. From distinctly unpromising beginnings, they had nevertheless evolved from cult favourites in Europe, to the point where in late 1973, they were on the cusp of sizeable commercial success. Much of …

I used to listen to Tubular Bells endlessly when I was about sixteen. Back then it seemed like some the most exciting music ever made, two massive suites of throbbing instrumental prog recorded by one bloke, a few mates, and one of the great British raconteurs as Master of Ceremonies. Two dozen years later my …