Thursday, April 28, 2016
Swedish progressive rock/metal innovators Pain of Salvation have announced a very special reissue version of their classic 2002 album Remedy Lane entitled Remedy Lane Re:visited (Re:mixed & Re:lived) for July 1st, 2016 via InsideOutMusic.
With this release, Pain of Salvation re-visit their ground-breaking and genre-bending Remedy Lane album by teaming up with old companion and mixing engineer wizard Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Devin Townsend, Haken, etc.) for a new sonic take on the original recordings as well as the intense full-album live performance from ProgPower USA Festival from 2014.
Both these Remedy Lane recordings will be made available either together as 2CD Digipak format dubbed Remedy Lane Re:visited (Re:mixed & Re:lived) with a total playing time of 142 minutes or individually as Gatefold 2LP (+ Its corresponding album as bonus CD) or Digital Download versions, respectively called Remedy Lane Re:mixed (Playing time: 68 min.) and Remedy Lane Re:lived (Playing time: 74 min). The releases will come with revised artwork, expanded booklet design and extensive liner-notes by Daniel Gildenlöw.
In the meantime, we can also bring you the great news that Pain of Salvation are currently working on a new studio album release together with acclaimed producer Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Meshuggah, Strapping Young Lad, etc.) at Dug-Out Productions in Sweden.
The album will be entitled In the Passing Light of Day and is expected to be released later in the year via longtime label-partner InsideOutMusic.
Pain of Salvation have furthermore announced a few selected festival appearances for this summer:
Pain of Salvation - Live 2016:
28.07.2016 Breitenbach / Herzberg (Germany) - Burg Herzberg Festival
30.07.2016 Sibiu (Romania) - ARTmania Festival
More dates to follow soon...
Pain of Salvation online:www.painofsalvation.com
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Stick Men, MoonJune and Daryl's House in associate with StageIt are inviting you for a live streaming of the Stick Men's show in Pawling, NY. Stick Men is performing their 10th show on the ProgNoir USA/Canada 2016 Tour at the Daryl's House, a venue owned by Daryl Hall (of the Hall & Oates), known for the series Live from Daryl's House.
You have to sign up first for a FREE account on StageIt. It takes only a few minutes.
Contributions starts from $5, you pay as much you like.
Stick Menwill perform for approximately 100 minutes.
Once you are ready, just log in: www.darylshouseclub.com/live and enjoy the show!
Check your Time Zone:
Wednesday, April 20
7:00pm in New York, NY
6:00pm in Chicago, IL
5:00pm in Denver, CO
4:00pm in Los Angeles, CA
8:00pm in Brazil & Argentina
12 Midnight in the UK
Thursday, April 22
1am in Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid and across the Europe
3am in Moscow, Russia
6am in Jakarta, Indonesia
7am in Singapore
8am in Tokyo, Japan
9am in Sydney, Australia
11am in Auckland, New Zealand
You can check the audio and video quality of the live streaming at the following link;
Stageit is a web-based performance. It hosts paid performances by musical artists who perform live via webcam. Artists choose when they want to perform, for how long, and how much they want to charge. The performances are not archived or duplicated for distribution.
Friday, April 15, 2016
America's preeminent progressive rock band Kansas will be touring select cities this fall celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their breakthrough album Leftoverture. To celebrate, for the first time in history, the band will be performing the album in its entirety. The tour will showcase two hours of classic Kansas music including hit songs, deep cuts, and new songs from their soon to be released album, The Prelude Implicit.
In 1976, Kansas released the album Leftoverture. Containing the smash hit, and million-selling single Carry On Wayward Son, along with fan favorites such as The Wall, Miracles Out of Nowhere, and What's On My Mind, Leftoverture became the band's breakthrough album.
"These definitely will not be your typical Kansas concerts of the past few years," commented original Kansas guitarist Richard Williams. "This is incredibly exciting for the entire band, and hopefully our fans. It's something we've never done before, play an album in its entirety, as part of a set. Leftoverture was our breakthrough, and it's special that we are getting to celebrate it 40 years later. We've never even played Questions of My Childhood live before. I can't wait!"
Tickets & Kansas VIP Packages for most dates go on sale to the general public Friday, April 22, 2016. More ticket information can be found at www.kansasband.com.
Confirmed 40th Anniversary Leftoverture Tour dates and venues (More dates to be added):
Sep 30 - Pittsburgh, PA: Benedum Center
Oct 01 - Philadelphia, PA: Merriam Theater
Oct 07 - Atlanta, GA: Atlanta Symphony Hall
Oct 08 - Nashville, TN: Ryman Auditorium
Oct 15 - Dallas, TX: Majestic Theater
Oct 21 - St. Louis, MO: Peabody Opera House
Oct 22 - Kansas City, MO: Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Oct 27 - Indianapolis, IN: Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
Oct 28 - Detroit, MI: MotorCity Casino
Oct 30 - Cincinnati, OH: Taft Theatre
Nov 03 - Milwaukee, WI: Pabst Theater
Nov 04 - Chicago, IL: Copernicus Center
Nov 11 - Clearwater, FL: Ruth Eckard Hall
Nov 12 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL: Broward Center for Performing Arts
Nov 18 - New Bedford, MA: Zeiterion Theatre
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Long Distance Calling are set to release their new album TRIPS on April 29th, 2016 via InsideOut Music. With just a few weeks to go, the band have launched the brilliant 80's-inspired video for the albums opening track Getaway, featuring German actor Ralf Richter (Das Boot, Bang Boom Bang).
You can watch the video here:
The band had this to say:
"Ladies and Gents, here´s the brand new video clip for the song Getaway. It was great fun to work with German actor Ralf Richter (Bang Boom Bang, Das Boot, etc), who played in a lot of cool movies which we really like and which we grew up to. We are big fans of movies from the 80ties and you might get a taste of that in the clip. The video shoot was fun and as you can see in the video, it was probably more fun for him than for us, haha. Getaway is the opening track on TRIPS and we can´t wait to play it live. Tell all your friends!"The band also recently launched a lyric video for Lines, featuring Norwegian vocalist Petter Carlsen. You can watch the video here:
You can pre-order the album from the InsideOut Music Shop and iTunes.
Further to this, the band also recently announced the first EuropeanTour dates in support of the new album, and you can find those below:
Presented by Visions, Rock Hard, Guitar, Gitarre&Bass, Eclipsed, Ampya, Metal.de:
April 28, 2016 - Skater's Palace, Münster, Germany
April 29, 2016 - Uebel & Gefährlich, Hamburg, Germany
April 30, 2016 - Mau Club, Rostock, Germany
May 02, 2016 - UT Connewitz, Leipzig, Germany
May 03, 2016 - Musik & Frieden, Berlin, Germany
May 04, 2016 - Kulturkirche, Köln, Germany
May 05, 2016 - Backstage Halle, München, Germany
May 06, 2016 - Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
May 07, 2016 - KiFF, Aarau, Switzerland
May 08, 2016 - Le Batofar, Paris, France
May 09, 2016 - 013, Tilburg, Netherlands
May 10, 2016 - Boston Music Room, London, UK
May 11, 2016 - Exchange, Bristol, UK
May 12, 2016 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, UK
May 13, 2016 - Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes, UK
Support on all dates comes from Pil & Bue (featuring Petter Carlsen) plus Tiny Fingers (April 28th - May 6th) & Rendezvous Point (May 7th - May 13th).
Long Distance Calling online:
Monday, April 11, 2016
Haken are set to release their fourth full-length studio album Affinity, on April 29th, 2016. With just a few short weeks to go, the band are pleased to launch a lyric video for brand new track The Endless Knot.
Check it out here:
The band had this to say:
"The Endless Knot explores ideas of human survival instinct and the power of unity in the face of extinction. Musically, you could say this is new territory for us as we've taken sounds from dance and electronica music and blended them with our own brand of rock/metal. The end result hopefully gives the song a nice and upbeat, energetic feel. The visuals loosely follow the life-cycle of a star and Miles Skarin at Crystal Spotlight did an awesome job with the animation on this one!"
They also recently released a video for the track Initiate which you can see here.
You can now digitally pre-order the album here.
Preorder the album on iTunes or Amazon and receive this track immediately:
The band has also added 6 new dates to their their European tour:
25.05.16 Bristol, The Fleece [UK]
28.05.16 Verviers, Spirit of 66 [BE]
12.06.16 Gdynia, Klub Atlantic [PL]
25.06.16 Tel Aviv, Gagarin [IL]
26.06.16 Tel Aviv, Havana Club [IL]
17.07.16 Joensuu, Ilosaarirock [FI]
To see the complete list of dates to the European Tour, go here or on Haken's website.
Friday, April 8, 2016
In September 2015, over the course of four sold-out shows, Ayreon's legendary progressive rock concept album The Human Equation was brought to life as a full-blown musical production at the Nieuwe Luxor theater in Rotterdam.
This limited run of performances was witnessed by die-hard fans from across the world, but now Arjen Lucassen's story can be witnessed by all, as a recording of the final night of those special evenings is being released as both a DVD & Blu-Ray package on June 17th, 2016. The Theater Equation is subtitled in nine different languages and includes nearly one-and-a-half hours of bonus content.
"Even today as I write this, I am amazed and touched by how hard everyone worked and how much love and care they generously gave to make it all happen. Sometimes the dream becomes reality!"
James LaBrie as 'Me'
Devon Graves as 'Agony'
Heather Findlay as 'Love'
Eric Clayton as 'Reason'
Magnus Ekwall as 'Pride',
Marcela Bovio as 'Wife'
Irene Jansen as 'Passion'
Anneke van Giersbergen as 'Fear',
Jermain van der Bogt (Wudstik) as 'Best Friend'
Mike Mills as 'Rage/Father'
Nienke Verboom as 'Nurse'
Peter Moltmaker as 'Doctor'
Anita van der Hoeven as 'Mom'
Ed Warby: Drums
Jeroen Goossens: Flutes and woodwinds
Johan van Stratum: Bass
Maaike Peterse: Cello
Ben Mathot: Violin
Marcel Coenen: Guitars
Freek Gielen: Guitars
Erik van Ittersum: Keyboards/synths
Ruben Wijga: Keyboards/synths
Epic Rock Choir
The Theater Equation will be available as a special edition 2CD+DVD Digipak, standalone Blu-ray, & audio-only Digital Download.
THE HUMAN EQUATION STORY
After a mysterious single-car accident, the victim - a man in his late 30s - lies comatose in the hospital. Before the accident he was a powerful businessman, wildly successful by any measure but also known for his cutthroat business tactics. Now he finds himself trapped in a prison that took him a lifetime to build: the prison of his own mind.
Guarding the prison are his emotions, which have taken on vivid personas inside his mind. Some are friends, some are foes, and they all have their own agendas. Some aim to trick him or dominate him, others to comfort or inspire him. But the one objective they all share is to force him to face up to the demons of his past and the deep truths about who he is and how he's lived his life, all of which he's conveniently ignored until now. Fear, Rage, Agony, Love, Passion, Reason and Pride take turns engaging the man in this emotional warfare.
Two people hold vigil at the man's bedside: his wife and his best friend. They are desperate to understand how the accident happened and to see even the tiniest sign that the man will regain consciousness. But the man's recovery is not their only concern: is it possible that he somehow found out their secret, and that the "accident" wasn't really an accident at all? Would he ever be able to forgive them?
Will the man have the strength to face the truth about himself and the ones he loves? The story unfolds over his twenty-day emotional struggle with Fear, Rage, Agony, Love, Passion, Reason and Pride, in which each day of coma is represented by a song.
Arjen Lucassen Online
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Frost*, the brainchild of keyboard player and song-writer Jem Godfrey, recently announced the release of their long-awaited new album Falling Satellites for May 27th, 2016. Joined by guitarist & vocalist John Mitchell (Lonely Robot, It Bites), drummer Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson) & bassist Nathan King (Level 42), Falling Satellites is the band's first album in 8 years & the follow-up to the acclaimed Experiments in Mass Appeal.
The band have released two live videos, taken from their DVD The Rockfield Files, one an early version of the track Heartstrings from the new album, and the other is fan-favorite Black Light Machine from Milliontown.
Jem had this to say:
"This was taken from our DVD The Rockfield Files, it's a very early version of the song that we were trying out to see if it would work live. It's interesting to see how much it's evolved since this version"
You can watch both videos below:
Black Light Machine:
Comprising 11 songs, the final 6 forming a 32-minute long suite, Falling Satellites also sees a guest appearance from Grammy-nominated guitar legend Joe Satriani, who Godfrey played with on the G3 tour in 2012.
The album will arrive on limited edition CD digipak (incl. 2 bonus tracks), gatefold 2LP + CD & digital download.
The full track-listing is as follows:
1. First Day
5. Lights Out
7. Closer To The Sun
8. The Raging Against The Dying Of The Light Blues
9. Nice Day For It...
11. Last Day
12. Lantern (bonus track)
13. British Wintertime (bonus track)
The band will also head out on tour in the UK in support of the new record, including an appearance at Ramblin Man Fair in July.
You can find the full list of confirmed dates below:
17th June - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
18th June - Montgomery Hall, Wath-Upon-Dearne
19th June - The Robin 2, Bilson
23rd July - Ramblin' Man Fair, Maidstone
29th July - Thekla, Bristol
30th July - 02 Islington Academy, London
31st July - The Portland Arms, Cambridge