Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Andy Jackson to Release New Studio Album

Esoteric Antenna is pleased to announce the release of Signal to Noise, the new studio album by twice Grammy nominated Pink Floyd engineer Andy Jackson.

Signal to Noise is a fine, modern, progressive work, which draws on Andy Jackson’s exemplary work as an engineer and producer. Besides being an allusion to Andy’s sound engineering background, the title refers to many of the lyrical themes of the album. Andy explains: “The album reflects on the sorting of what is important in life from the humdrum of everyday existence, and is in itself an analogy for the process of the creation of the album”.

Andy Jackson began his career at Utopia Studios in London, training under James Guthrie, a relationship that continues to this day with the duo being co-pilots of Pink Floyd’s sound. (on albums such as “The Final Cut”, “A Momentary Lapse of Reason”, “The Division Bell”, “Pulse”, Roger Waters’ “The Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking”, David Gilmour’s “About Face”, “On An Island”, “Live in Gdansk”). He is also engineer and a co-producer of the soon-to-be-released Pink Floyd album, The Endless River.

Along side his work with Pink Floyd and wider work as an engineer, he has recorded three albums, recorded with friends, as a musician in his own right: On the Surface, Obvious and Mythical Burrowing Animals.

The album will be released worldwide on November 3rd, 2014.

Track Listing:
1.    The Boy in the Forest
2.    One More Push
3.    Invisible Colours
4.    Spray Paint
5.    Herman at the Fountain
6.    It All Came Crashing Down
7.    Brownian Motion

View the Signal To Noise Video Trailer here:

Pre-order the album in CD & Deluxe CD/DVD Editions here:

Andy Jackson Official Facebook:

Esoteric Recordings:

New Video by Devin Townsend Project

With just a week to go till the release of Devin Townsend Project's on 27th October Worldwide, they are now pleased to reveal a track from the Sky Blue side of the double-album. You can check out the lyric video for Rejoice here:

Devin had this to say about the track:
Hey guys, here's the first song from Sky Blue, it's called Rejoice. The album in general is about fighting through the ugly moments, and I think this song kind of summarizes it.
Z2 was a very challenging record, but after intense personal scrutiny, I  feel very proud. It's the most accurate representation of a challenging time. rejoice! :)
Thanks for the support guys.
Devin Townsend will be in Montreal, Canada on the 1st of December. For other dates see his tour page:

Pre-orders for the album are now available from the following places:
InsideOutMusic Shop:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Haken Launch Crystallised Stream & Competition

London-based progressive metallers Haken are set to begin their UK & Ireland tour with Leprous & Maschine this week, before their new EP Restoration is released (on October 27th in Europe, November 10th in the US). To celebrate they have launched a stream of the longest track on the album Crystallised, as well as a competition to win a signed copy of the vinyl EP, a t-shirt & a poster.

Head to the band's site to hear the track and enter: 

The band also recently launched a brand new video for the track Darkest Light taken from that EP, and you can view that here:

The track list and playing times are as follows:
1. Darkest Light (6:44)
2. Earthlings (7:52)
3. Crystallised (19:23)

The final track is a no holds barred epic including guest 'cameo' appearances by Pete Rinaldi (Headspace) and Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic / Flying Colors).

The vinyl with CD is now available to pre-order:

The band is also about to embark on a run of UK & Irish dates with label-mates Leprous & Maschine. This will be the band's biggest run of dates in their own country yet and they can be found below:

Haken, Leprous & Maschine:
Presented by Prog Magazine
23rd October, 2014 - London, The Garage
24th October, 2014 - Leamington Spa, Assembly
26th October, 2014 - Bristol, The Fleece
27th October, 2014 - Wolverhampton, Robin 2
29th October, 2014 - Dublin, The Village
30th October, 2014 - Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
31st October, 2014 - Manchester, Club Academy
1st November, 2014 - Edinburgh, The Liquid Room
2nd November, 2014 - York, The Duchess

Haken online:

Friday, October 17, 2014

Amplifier Release "The Meaning Of If" Lyric Video

Amplifier recently released their latest studio album Mystoria and are currently in the midst of a European tour with Knifeworld and Awooga before heading back to the UK for two big shows in London and Manchester.

To celebrate the band has launched a lyric video for the track The Meaning Of If which you can check out here:

Sel Balamir checks in from the tour with this: "This song's proving to be a live favorite already. Heavy and Groovy - that's what Amplifier are all about."

The tour dates left over are as follows:
Oct 15 Privatclub, Berlin, Germany  
Oct 16 Patronaat, Haarlem, Netherlands  
Oct 17 Cacaofabriek, Helmond, Netherlands  
Oct 18 Le Batofar Paris, France  
Nov 15 The Ritz, Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 16 The Forum, London, United Kingdom

The album is now available to order. The US version comes in a jewel case and is also available digitally. Imported copies of the Mediabook CD (including 2 bonus tracks) & a gatefold vinyl LP version (including the album on CD) are also available.

You can order the album physically and digitally at the links below:
Superball Music store:
Amazon MP3:

Visit Amplifier online:

Thursday, October 16, 2014

District 97 and John Wetton Release One More Red Nightmare Live CD

A new live CD capturing a set of King Crimson songs performed by District 97 and former King Crimson lead singer John Wetton has been released on Primary Purpose via Cherry Red Records.

One More Red Night: Live in Chicago includes three songs from the iconic landmark album Red; which inspired many musicians including Kurt Cobain. This CD also captures several other well-known songs from the three King Crimson studio albums John Wetton played and sang on, plus their earlier hit 21st Century Schizoid Man. This is the first release of this recording and features many tracks which are now rarely heard live.
“I've said it before, and I maintain that D97 is the best young progressive band around right now. Gifted players, great material, and a brilliant, charismatic singer in Leslie Hunt. Their shows are an exciting pleasure to attend, and I am proud to work, and be associated with them.” - John Wetton, Annapolis, October 1,2014.
District 97's drummer and One More Red Night producer, Jonathan Schang, says “The first Crimson song I ever played live with John was Lament. To hear 'that voice' coming from right in front of me, seemingly made only stronger by the passage of time, was an experience I shall never forget. Getting to know John more closely, both as a musician and a human being, is an honor and a privilege. I'm thrilled that our joint interpretations of his iconic work with King Crimson are now available for all to enjoy.”

Track List:
1. One More Red Nightmare
2. The Great Deceiver
3. Lament
4. The Night Watch
5. Fallen Angel
6. Book of Saturday
7. 21st Century Schizoid Man
8. Starless
9. Easy Money

To purchase District 97 & John Wetton One More Red Night: Live in Chicago:
Amazon US:
Amazon UK:
Cherry Red:
iTunes US:
iTunes UK:

District 97’s last album was Trouble with Machines, features a guest appearance by John Wetton on the mini-rock opera, The Perfect Young Man:

John Wetton’s last solo project was a 2 CD re-issue of Monkey Business and Jack-knife, the former of which includes many of his early 1970s versions of tracks that went on to become some of King Crimson’s most iconic songs:

Official websites:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Christiaan Bruin Releases Second Black Codex CD

On October 7th Christiaan Bruin (Chris, Sky Architect, Adeia, Nine Stones Close) released the second double CD in the four part series of The Black Codex.

The Black Codex tells the story of a young man (Ezio) who sets out to draw a map of the world, from a wooden flying machine. However, from the moment he meets Lev, his plans go completely awry. Lev has a mysterious insight in the patterns in which people behave and is a master of secret plans and schemes. Lev involves Ezio in his quest for an ancient book called The Black Codex. They encounter all kinds of villains, secret societies and mythic characters.

Originally setup as  a weekly digital release only the whole series will be released on 4 double CD's, packaged in a mini-album sleeve. Together with the fourth part a box and a book will become available. The series of double CD's will be released quarterly. Together with the last double CD a box and booklet will be released.

You can still subscribe and receive the weekly songs by going to The Black Codex website here:

Devin Townsend Launches Second Episode of ZTV

Two weeks ago, Devin Townsend launched the brand new Ziltoid website and the debut episode of ZTV. Today sees the release of the second episode of ZTV which you can view over at

Last week saw the release of the first track to be taken from the forthcoming album which is due out October 27, 2014 worldwide.

You can check out the video for Deathray here:

Pre-orders for the Z² album are now available from the following places:
BTW, Devin will be hitting Australia next week for a Guitar Clinic Masterclass tour
in all 5 major cities:
10/20 Brisbane @ The Princess Theatre
10/21 Sydney @ Paddington Town Hall
10/22 Melbourne @ St Kilda Town Hall
10/23 Adelaide @ The Governor Hindmarsh Hotel
10/25 Perth @ Hale School

Normal tickets and VIP packages can be purchased here:

Friday, October 10, 2014

Pain of Salvation Announce Acoustic Album

Having just wrapped up a tour of North America (with dates across the USA, Canada and Mexico) and played at ProgPower Europe, Swedish progressive rock innovators Pain of Salvation are now announcing their much anticipated acoustic album, Falling Home, which will released in Europe on November 10th, 2014 via the band’s longtime label partner InsideOutMusic.

Falling Home is a very special album, which contains reimagined versions of favourite catalogue-songs, two cover versions (Holy Diver by Dio and Perfect Day by Lou Reed) and a brand new song (The title track, Falling Home).

Falling Home track list:
1. Stress
2. Linoleum
3. To the Shoreline
4. Holy Diver
5. 1979
6. Chain Sling
7. Perfect Day
8. Mrs. Modern Mother Mary
9. Flame to the Moth
10. Spitfall
11. Falling Home

Next to the Jewel Case CD and the Digital Download formats, Falling Home will be also available as limited edition Digipak CD with expanded artwork and two bonus tracks (She Likes to Hide and King of Loss) and also as limited Gatefold LP version on 180gr. vinyl. The pre-order for Falling Home starts on October 13th, 2014 here:

Upcoming shows for Pain of Salvation in Europe:
Nov. 10, 2014 Wroclaw (Poland) – International Drumfest
Nov. 11, 2014 Opole (Poland) – International Drumfest

More shows will be announced soon…

Pain  of Salvation are:
Daniel Gildenlöw – lead vocals, acoustic guitars
Ragnar Zolberg – acoustic guitars, vocals
Léo Margarit – drums, vocals
Daniel D2 Karlsson – rhodes, organs, vocals
Gustaf Hielm – acoustic basses, upright bass, vocals

Pain of Salvation on the

Adrian Belew Announces Massive North America Tour

Adrian Belew is happy to announce his first North American tour since the Crimson ProjeKCt tour of 2011. The tour runs from Oct 22 to Dec 21, coast to coast in the USA and hitting three Canadian Provinces.

The Adrian Belew Power Trio includes bassist Julie Slick and drummer Tobias Ralph, both virtuoso musicians, with a setlist celebrating Adrian’s massive body of work. Belew first appeared on the guitar-world radar when he toured with Frank Zappa who later said, “Adrian reinvented electric guitar”. Adrian’s signature tones, and his unique use of effects and whammy bar remain unique, and his techniques continue to be a huge influence on today’s guitarists.

Adrian has had a career that commands both awe and respect from fellow musicians and loyal fans. From his first solo record The Lone Rhino to his current endeavors, his work pushes sonic boundaries while maintaining artistic integrity. His upcoming projects include his groundbreaking music app “Flux: Music that is never the same twice” and his effects suite for iPad “FLUX:fx”. The focus over the next few months however is to get out and burn onstage, city by city!

USA/Canada 2014 Tour dates below:

10/22/2014 Charlottesville, VA Southern Cafe 
10/23/2014 Vienna, VA Jammin Java
10/24/2014 Philadelphia, PA World Cafe Live 
10/25/2014 Boston, MA Sinclair (early show)
10/26/2014 Ridgefield, CT Ridgefield Playhouse 
10/28/2014 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
10/29/2014 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theatre 
10/30/2014 Buffalo, NY The Tralf
10/31/2014 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
11/01/2014 Chicago, IL Old Town School of Folk Music
11/02/2014 Turtle Lake, WI St. Croix Casino Turtle Lake Event Ctr 
11/04/2014 Boulder, CO Boulder Theater 
11/07/2014 Vancouver, BC Rio Theatre 
11/08/2014 Portland, OR Aladdin Theater 
11/09/2014 Seattle, WA Triple Door 
11/11/2014 Sacramento, CA Harlows
11/12/2014 San Francisco, CA The Chapel
11/13/2014 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst Club
11/14/2014 Santa Monica, CA McCabes Guitar Shop
11/15/2014 Big Bear Lake, CA The Cave Big Bear
11/16/2014 San Diego, CA Casbah 
11/18/2014 Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Resort Showroom
11/20/2014 Oklahoma City, OK Acadamy Of Contemporary Music @ UCO 
11/21/2014 St. Louis, MO Old Rockhouse
11/22/2014 Nashville, TN 12th & Porter 
12/03/2014 Asheville, NC New Mountain Theatre 
12/04/2014 Atlanta, GA Terminal West 
12/05/2014 Carborro, NC Cats Cradle 
12/06/2014 Annapolis, MD Rams Head
12/07/2014 Sellersville PA Sellersville Theater
12/09/2014 Dunellen, NJ NJProghouse Presents Roxy And Dukes 
12/10/2014 Bay Shore, NY YMCA Boulton Center
12/11/2014 Falls River, MA Narrows Center For The Arts 
12/12/2014 Laval, QC Salle Andre-Mathieu 
12/13/2014 Quebec City, QC Salle Sylvain Lelilevre
12/14/2014 Trois-Rivières, QC Salle J-Antonio Thompson
12/16/2014 Gatineau, QC Maison des Culture 
12/17/2014 Toronto, ON Mod Club 
12/18/2014 Ferndale, MI Magic Bag
12/19/2014 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio
12/20/2014 Knoxville, TN The International 
12/21/2014 Cincinnati, OH 20th Century Theatre 

For more information:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

The Gentle Storm Sign Deal with InsideOutMusic

Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Star One, Guilt Machine) & Anneke van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Devin Townsend Project) recently revealed that they had joined forces for new band The Gentle Storm, and they can now reveal that they have signed a deal with InsideOutMusic for the release of their debut album early next year.

Arjen comments:
"We are thrilled to be able to strengthen our relationship with InsideOut Music as The Gentle Storm's label."
Anneke adds:
"We're in the middle of recording these amazing new songs and are very excited the label shows an equal amount of faith in this release. We can't wait for people to hear it and are happy this superb team will help us spread the word."
Having originally worked together back in 1998 on Ayreon's album Into the Electric Castle, and reconvening again for the seventh Ayreon album 01011001, The Gentle Storm sees the duo collaborate for a full double-album that will see the light of day next year. Anneke will also take the music on the road in 2015, backed by a band of Dutch musicians; however Arjen himself will not take part.

Last year saw the release of the latest album from his Ayreon project entitled The Theory of Everything which featured guest appearances from Rick Wakeman, Steve Hackett and Keith Emerson, among others.

Anneke Van Giersbergen has also had an extremely busy 12 months following the release of her latest solo album Drive, playing live across the world with her solo band, Devin Townsend Project, and with Daniel Cavanagh of Anathema. She will also be playing a special anniversary show with former band The Gathering in November as well has having taken part in Devin Townsend's forthcoming new album .

The Gentle Storm online:

InsideOutMusic online:

Spock's Beard Return to the East Coast at Long Last

Spock's Beard will be performing at the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill on Monday, October 27th. This follows their Saturday evening appearance at the first annual Progtoberfest in Chicago, IL on October 25th.

For ticket and other venue information:

For ticket and related information on Progtoberfest:

The band are soon embarking on the recording of their 12th studio album, due out in mid-2015. Their latest album, Brief Nocturnes and Dreamless Sleep, was released in March 2013 on InsideOut.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Devin Townsend Project Launch Intergalactic Lyric Video for 'Deathray'‏

Devin Townsend Project are extremely pleased to reveal a very special lyric video for the track Deathray taken from the "Dark Matters" half of their forthcoming album , which is due for release on October 27 worldwide. That video can be viewed here:

Last week also saw the launch of a brand new website dedicated to Ziltoid and included the much anticipated first episode of ZTV. Head over there now to view it and look out for more episodes and content in the coming weeks:

Pre-orders for the album are now available from the following places:


CM Distro:

Trail Of Dead Premiere 'The Ghost Within'

...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead are set to release their new album IX in the US on November 10 and in Europe on October 20 and now they can reveal the first new music in the shape of The Ghost Within. Head over to Stereogum to check it out:

Pre Orders available at SuperballMusic shop US:

There are no U.S, Tour dates confirmed at the moment however they are pleased to announce a second London show for the 18th November on their forthcoming European run, which will see them play their classic album Source Tags & Codes in its entirety. They will also be doing a DJ set at Proud Camden, London after the show on the 17th November.

On this European run they will be joined by Canada's Your Favorite Enemies, as well as Midnight Masses, the band featuring Autry Fulbright & Jason Reece of ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead. Their debut album Departures was released last month, and this tour will see their live debut in Europe.

The full list of dates can be found below:
3-Nov  Germany, Marburg - KFZ
4-Nov  Switzerland, Bern Reitschule-Dachstock
5-Nov  Switzerland, Winterthur - Salzhaus
6-Nov  Switzerland, Luzern - Konzerthaus Schuur
7-Nov  Austria, Linz - ahoi! Pop Festival (Posthof)
8-Nov  Switzerland, Laufen - Biomill
9-Nov  Germany, Munich - Ampere
10-Nov Germany, Berlin - Bi Nuu
11-Nov Germany, Hamburg -  Knust
12-Nov Germany, Cologne - Gebaude 9
14-Nov UK, Glasgow - The Art School
15-Nov UK, Coventry -  Kasbah
16-Nov UK, Manchester - Ruby Lounge
17-Nov UK, London - Dingwalls
18-Nov UK, London - Dingwalls
20-Nov Germany, Hannover - Café Glocksee
21-Nov Germany, Bielefeld - Forum
22-Nov Netherlands, Eindhoven - Speedfest
23-Nov Belgium, Brussels - VK
24-Nov France, Paris - La Maroquinerie

Trail of the Dead online:

Superball Music online:

Friday, October 3, 2014

Enchant's The Great Divide Title-Track Launched Online

Enchant, the Bay Area's long-running prog rock institution, have just released their comeback album, The Great Divide, via the band's longtime label partner InsideOutMusic.
In celebration of this long awaited date, Enchant are now streaming its title-track on Soundcloud:

The Great Divide is Enchant's much anticipated 8th studio album and their first new recordings in almost ten years, following their acclaimed latest studio album Tug Of War in 2003 and the Live at
Last double-album / live DVD release in 2004.

Listen to the band talk about The Great Divide:

A nine-song jewel case CD version of The Great Divide is available here:
Enchant Line-Up 2014:
Ted Leonard - Lead vocals (Spock's Beard / Thought Chamber)
Douglas A. Ott - Guitars and backing vocals
Ed Platt - Bass guitar and bass pedals
Bill Jenkins - Keyboards (Sound Of Contact / Thought Chamber)
Sean Flanegan - Drums (Cynthesis)
Enchant online:

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Devin Townsend Launches Ziltoid TV

Devin Townsend has announced the launch of ZTV, a brand new video series starring the inimitable Ziltoid, as well as a brand new interactive site dedicated to him. Following on from the announcement of the double-album, which is due for release on the 27th October 2014 in Europe and 28th October 2014 in the US, the newest glimpse into the Ziltoid story can be viewed here:

Devin had this to say:
Hey guys! Devin here... been a few weeks since the album was delivered, and we've been getting everything ready for the upcoming tours and the release of the records. As I've mentioned, is an experiment for me in trying different mediums to illustrate a concept, and as such...I'm really excited to present to you the new Ziltoid website, and the first of three ZTV episodes leading up to the album release! The crowd-funding campaign has allowed me to actualize Ziltoid and its music in ways I'd always hoped for, and the idea with the three web episodes is to set up the concept of the album. This first one is less over the top than it gets by episode three, but it needs to establish the whole story before it gets more absurd. It is a great pleasure to be able to do this, and was an awesome experience (other than having to explain to management and family why I spent so much money on puppets =)
Thank you for the support and allowing me to continue =)

Pre-orders for the album are also now available from the following places:
InsideOutMusic Shop:

Devin Townsend Project have already confirmed US tour dates for later this year, co-headlining with Animals As Leaders with support from Monuments. The full list of dates are as follows:

11/17 - Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/18 - Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
11/19 - Kelowna, BC @ Level Nightclub
11/21 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/22 - Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
11/23 - Saskatoon, SK @ O'Brians Event Centre
11/24 - Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
11/25 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/26 - Chicago, IL @ Metro  (Toontrack sponsored with show recording)
11/28 - Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/29 - Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/30 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/01 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
12/03 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
12/04 - Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
12/05 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/06 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/08 - Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
12/10 - San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
12/11 - Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
12/13 - Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
12/14 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
12/15 - Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theatre
12/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan
12/17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

Next year will also see Devin Townsend Project hit the road in Europe with Periphery and Shining, as well as an already sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall in London:

05/03/15 - Paris, France @ La Cigale
06/03/15 - Karlsruhe, Germany @ Substage
07/03/15 - Pratteln, Switzerland @ Z7
08/03/15 - Milan, Italy @ Live Club
10/03/15 - Munchen, Germany @ Backstage Werk
11/03/15 - Vienna, Austria @ Arena
12/03/15 - Budapest, Hungary @ A38
13/03/15 - Bratislava, Slovakia @ Majestic
14/03/15 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Roxy
16/03/15 - Warsaw, Poland @ Stodola
17/03/15 - Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan
18/03/15 - Århus, Denmark @ Voxhall
19/03/15 - Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
21/03/15 - Seinajoki, Finland @ Rytmikorjamo
22/03/15 - Helsinki, Finland @ The Circus
24/03/15 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Debaser Media
25/03/15 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Amager Bio
26/03/15 - Bochum, Germany @ Matrix
27/03/15 - Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland @ Effenaar
29/03/15 - Bristol, England @ O2 Academy
30/03/15 - Glasgow, Scotland @ O2 ABC
31/03/15 - Manchester, England @ Academy
13/04/15 - London, England @ Royal Albert Hall SOLD OUT

Devin Townsend online: