Thursday, December 19, 2019


Merry Christmas to all ProgWorld listeners.

2019 has been a great year, with over 82 hours of radio shows produced for RiverGibbs FM. I hope everyone liked the selection of music, old and new.

And now it's your turn. Leave a comment with your Top 5 or Top 10 favourite Prog Rock albums of 2019. I will compile it all to produce a special show in early 2020.

Have a great holiday and may you all get stockings full of music!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Top Albums of 2018


Top 10 albums as revealed on Progworld:

1. Southern Empire's Civilisation
2. Damanek's In Flight
3. Mystery's Lies & Butterflies
4. D Poject's Find Your Sun
5. The Tangent's Proxy
6. All Traps on Eart's A Drop of Light
7. Unkh's Innerverse
8. Pinn Dropp's Perfectly Flawed
9. Phideaux's Infernal
10. Kayak's 17

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Prog Mag Reveals 2018 Video of the Year Nominees




Yesterday Prog Magazine announced the nominees for the 7th Annual Progressive Rock Awards. The award ceremony is to take place Thursday September 13 in London at the Underglobe.

In anticipation of this event, here are the videos for the songs that are nominated in the Video of the Year category (This category used to be called Anthem). Tell me who you think should win, and we'll find out in September. You can go and vote for your favorite here.

Like Orpheus, by Orphaned Land (taken from Unsung Prophets & Dead Messiahs)



King, by TesseracT (taken from Sonder)



The Lesson, by PFM (taken from Emotional Tattoos)



Exit Suite, by Gazpacho (taken from Soyuz)



Vibrational - Mysteries, Not Answers, by Perfect Beings (taken from Vier)



Kosmos (Grooves of Triumph), by Amplifier (taken from Trippin' with Dr. Faustus)



Planeta, by The Paradox Twin (taken from The Importance of Mr Bedlam)



The Mysterious Vanishing of Electra, by Anna von Hausswolff (taken from Dead Magic)



Evelyn, by White Moth, Black Light (taken from Atone)



Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pre-Orders Start for New Stick Men Album "Prog Noir"


The long awaited Stick Men album Prog Noir is now available for pre-sale in 3 formats:
1- Signed Limited Edition Combo Package - Deluxe Box Set (2LP/2CD/Poster) with T-Shirt
2- Regular CD
3- Download (WAV, FLAC, ALAC and/or MP3-320 formats)

The double CD version of this album will only be available in the Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set. Moreover, all Box Sets will be signed by all three members of the band (Tony Levin (stick), Markus Reuter (touch guitar), Pat Mastelotto (drums)).

The Deluxe Box Set has a pre-order cost of $140 USD / 120 EUR plus shipping.
Those who contribute $200 USD / 180 EUR or more, will have their names included in credits inside of the box set.
The single CD costs $17 USD / 15 EUR plus shipping.
The Download costs $10 UDS / 9 EUR plus shipping.


Prog Noir tracklist:
CD1
1. Prog Noir 5:37
2. Mantra 5:46
3. Plutopnium 4:47
4. The Tempest 5:42
5. Schattenhaft 4:31
6. A Rose in the Sand / Requiem 4:36
7. Leonardo 4:56
8. Trey's Continuum 4:02
9. Embracing the Sun 4:53
10. Never the Same 6:29

CD2 (only with the Deluxe Box Set):
1. Plutonium (Instrumental) 4:48
2. Hintergasse 1 2:28
3. The Tempest (Viced Edit) 4:55
4. Never the Same (Instrumental) 6:05
5. Hintergasse 2 0:41
6. Prog Noir (Instrumental) 5:37
7. Embracing the Sun (Ambient Mix) 5:08
8. Dystopia 11:04

Pre-order here or here.

Stick Men will also be touring the album:

Prog Noir Tour 2016 - Chapter Two
Oct 11 - Lomme, France (Maison Folie Beaulie)
Oct 12 - Tilburg, The Netherlands (Paradox)
Oct 13 - Heerlen, The Netherlands (Nieuwe Nor)
Oct 14 - Wiesbaden, Germany (Alte Schmelze)
Oct 15 - Weingarten, Germany (Kulturzentrum Linse)
Oct 18 - Kiev, Ukraine  (The Caribbean Club)
Oct 19 - Tel Aviv, Israel (Barby)
Oct 21 - Nove Mesto Nad Vahom, Slovakia (Blue Note)
Oct 22 - Usti Nad Labem, Czech Republik (Usti Nad Labem Jazz and Blues Festival)
Oct 23 - Brno, Czech Republik (Sono Centrum)


Prog Noir Tour 2017 - Chapter Three
Jan 10 - Seattle, WA (The Triple Door)
Jan 11 - Seattle, WA (The Triple Door)
Jan 12 - Portland, OR (Mississippi Studios)
Jan 13 - Eugene, OR (Hi-Fi Music Hall)
Jan 18 - Oakland, CA (Yoshi's)
Jan 20 - Santa Cruz, CA (Kuumbwa)
Jan 22 - Agoura Hills, CA (The Canyon Club)
Jan 24 - Los Angeles, CA (The Baked Potato)
Jan 25 - Los Angeles, CA (The Baked Potato)
Jan 26 - San Juan Capistrano, CA (The Coach House)
Jan 27 - San Diego (Brick By Brick)
Jan 28 - Mexicali, BC, Mexico (Bol Bol)
Jan 29 - Phoenix, AZ (The Crescent Ballroom)
Feb 1 - Santa Fe, NM (The Bridge)
Feb 7-11 - Tampa, FL & Cozumel, Mexico (Cruise to the Edge 2017)


More announced and confirmed dates coming soon!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Focus Release New Album “Focus 8.5: Beyond The Horizon”


Dutch music legends Focus are known around the world for their iconic albums, including the hits Hocus Pocus, Sylvia and House of the King. After the reunion of Focus and the release of the Focus 8 album, the band toured the world and was introduced to new musical styles and influences. The line-up on this album features Thijs van Leer, Pierre van der Linden, Bobby Jacobs, and Jan Dumée.

The sessions for the album were all recorded in between South American tour commitments during 2005, and every track is a previously unreleased composition by the members of Focus or producer Marvio Ciribelli.

Thijs van Leer said of the album:
“For Focus it was a thrill to first jam with Marvio and Marcio in a club in Niteroi and then end up in Rio de Janeiro in order to compose and record these beauties. Having one of the best drummers in Europe with Pierre van der Linden and one of South America’s best drummers with Marcio Bahia on the same album makes the world a better and happier place! Here they are!”
The album features all-star Brazilian musicians including Arthur Maia and Mario Seve joining Focus on new recordings, and vice versa, plus a drum duet with Marcio Bahia… as musicianship once again goes Beyond the Horizon


Focus 8.5: Beyond the Horizon tracklist:
1. Focus Zero
2. Hola, Como Estas
3. Rock 5
4. Millennium
5. Inalta
6. Talking Rhythms
7. Surrexit Christus

To purchase:
Amazon CD: http://geni.us/ZTRWj3
iTunes: http://geni.us/RDPEAsO