Friday, March 18, 2016

Spiritual Beggars New Video Launch

Swedish vintage style hard rock pioneers Spiritual Beggars are releasing their 9th studio album Sunrise to Sundown as of today in Europe (March 25th, 2016 in North America) via InsideOutMusic.

In the light of the album's release date, Spiritual Beggars are now also launching a new animated video for the song Dark Light Child. The clip was created by Costin Chioreanu / Twilight13Media, who also did the stunning artwork for Sunrise to Sundown.

Check it out here:

Spiritual Beggars - Sunrise to Sundown
1. Sunrise to Sundown
2. Diamond Under Pressure
3. What Doesn't Kill You
4. Hard Road
5. Still Hunter
6. No Man's Land
7. I Turn to Stone
8. Dark Light Child
9. Lonely Freedom
10. You've Been Fooled
11. Southern Star

Purchase Sunrise to Sundown in a standard Jewel Cases from the IOM webshop here:

Or order the album digitally here

The limited 2CD Mediabook and vinyl will be available as Imports on the InsideOut Music Shop.

The LP format comes on 180gr. vinyl (Standard black, but also on limited coloured runs of 500x copies on dark green vinyl and 200x copies on yellow vinyl!) with gatefold packaging and a double-sided poster as well as the full standard album on CD as bonus.

Limited edition 2CD Mediabook bonus disc:
1. Thumbsucker (Mountain cover)
2. Stoned Woman (Ten Years After cover)
3. Wise As A Serpent (Live at Roadburn Festival 2013)
4. Turn The Tide (Live at Roadburn Festival 2013)
5. Drum Intro / Dreamer (Live at Roadburn Festival 2013)
6. One Man's Curse (Live at Roadburn Festival 2013)
7. Kingmaker (Live at Roadburn Festival 2013)

Spiritual Beggars will be hitting the road soon to promote Sunrise to Sundown.

Spiritual Beggars online:

Haken Launch Video for 'Initiate'

Haken recently announced the release of their fourth full-length studio album Affinity, on April 29th, 2016. Now they are pleased to reveal the video for the first single taken from the album, titled Initiate.
Check out the video here:

The band had this to say about the video:
"Initiate was the first tune from the album that got mixed by Jens. We all remember feeling incredibly excited from the very first listen. Affinity was finally coming to life! Initiate combines the atmospheric and the modern aspects of our sound and, as the album opener, sets the scene for what's to come."
You can now digitally pre-order the album here:

Preorder the album on iTunes or Amazon and receive this track immediately:


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Stick Men Release Live Album + More Tour News

In April of 2015, Stick Men put on four historic concerts in Japan, 2 in Osaka and 2 in Tokyo, with special guest, legendary King Crimson violinist David Cross. The live recording of the 2 Tokyo shows, titled Midori, was originally released as a double CD in Japan only, and now is available as well via MoonJune in a limited edition of 1000 copies only that will be only and exclusively sold via MoonJune's BandCamp and during the Stick Men's 2016 live shows.

This album is NOT available for distribution, it's not available on Amazon, or through any online wholesale outlets, and it's not available in stores. The physical double album is available only and exclusively via MoonJune's BandCamp and on Stick Men's upcoming live shows.

Tony Levin: Stick and Voice
Pat Mastelotto: Acoustic and Electronic Drums and Percussion
Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® AU8, Soundscaping and Keyboard
David Cross: Violin and Keyboard

Direct link:

And speaking of upcoming live shows, a few new dates have been added to the Stick Men Tour. Please see here.

Jon Anderson & Roine Stolt Team Up for Invention of Knowledge

Anderson / Stolt, the brand new duo of legendary Yes vocalist & singer/songwriter Jon Anderson and progressive rock veteran Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic), have announced the release of their collaborative album Invention of Knowledge on June 24th, 2016 via InsideOut Music.
The idea came to life swiftly off the back of a performance from Roine's band Transatlantic, and Jon Anderson on the Progressive Nation at Sea Cruise in 2014, and was initially instigated by InsideOut Music label boss Thomas Waber.  The duo set about crafting new music in the spirit of early epic works such as Tales from Topographic Oceans, Awaken & Olias of Sunhillow, but giving it a modern twist.
Written & recorded over the course of 1 and a half years, the tracks have been in a state of constant change as Roine and Jon swapped & refined ideas by sending tracks to each other via the internet. In March 2015, an ensemble was put together by Roine to realize the music live in the studio. Joining him there was Tom Brislin (who played on the Yes Symphonic tour) &  Lalle Larsson on keys, Jonas Reingold & Michael Stolt on bass and Felix Lehrmann on drums. The sessions were also bolstered by appearances from Daniel Gildenlöw, Nad Sylvan, Anja Obermayer, Maria Rerych and Kristina Westas, who all provided backing vocals.

The full track-listing for the album is as follows:
1. Knowing 17:45
2. Everybody Heals 13:20
3. Invention Of Knowledge 23:10
4. Know 11.20

Keep an eye out for more news in the coming weeks!

Anderson / Stolt

AndersonPonty Band to Tour North America

In support of their critically acclaimed CD/DVD release Better Late Than Never, the AndersonPonty Band, featuring music icons Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty, will be touring North America in Spring 2016! The band played a series of successful US dates in the Fall of 2015 and are excited to bring their music to the fans once again.

AndersonPonty Band tour dates:
Apr 28 - Fox Tucson Theatre - Tucson, AZ
Apr 30 - The Canyon Theater - Agoura Hills, CA Tickets
May 01 - The Grove of Anaheim - Anaheim, CA Tickets
May 04 - Boulder Theater - Boulder, CO Tickets
May 06 - Majestic Theatre - Dallas, TX Tickets
May 07 - One World Theatre - Austin, TX Tickets
May 10 - Ames Center – Burnsville, MN Tickets
May 11 - The Arcada Theatre - St. Charles, IL Tickets
May 13 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO Tickets
May 14 - Barrymore Theatre - Madison, WI Tickets
May 17 - Riviera Theatre - N. Tonawanda, NY Tickets
May 18 - Tarrytown Music Hall - Tarrytown, NY Tickets
May 20 - Cabot Performing Arts Center - Beverly, MA Tickets
May 21 - Calvin Theater - Northampton, MA Tickets
May 23 - The Ridgefield Playhouse - Ridgefield, CT Tickets
May 25 – The Egg – Hart Theatre – Albany, NY Tickets
May 26 – St. Denis Theatre – Montreal, Canada Tickets
May 27 – Palais Montcalm – Quebec, Canada Tickets

One of the most eagerly awaited releases of 2015, the AndersonPonty Band's Better Late Than Never features outstanding performances by the group from September 2014 at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen, Colorado, as well as some innovative production.

Along with some breathtaking new musical compositions, Better Late Than Never also showcases rearrangements of classic Yes hits like Owner of a Lonely Heart, Roundabout and Wonderous Stories. The album also includes some of Jean Luc Ponty's beloved compositions, with Jon's lyrical vocals and melodies enhancing the music and creating a very special and unique sound such as Infinite Mirage a new song incorporating Jean Luc's classic tune Mirage.

The AndersonPonty Band also includes Jamie Glaser on guitars (Jean Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Bryan Adams and Lenny White); Wally Minko on keyboards (Pink, Toni Braxton, Jean Luc Ponty, Tom Jones, Gregg Rolie and Barry Manilow); Keith Jones on bass (Airto, Santana, Kenny Loggins and Jean Luc Ponty); and Rayford Griffin on drums and percussion (Stanley Clarke Band, George Duke, Jean Luc Ponty and Michael Jackson). The band visit the music created by Jon Anderson and Jean Luc Ponty over the years with new arrangements, virtuosic performances and new energy.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The Moulettes Tour and New Album News

The Moulettes, have started pre-orders for their newest release, Preternatural.

This Brighton based British band, weaves in and out of several genres with 3 part harmony female vocal, amplified Cello, distorted Bassoon, autoharp, guitar, bass, and synths. Their influences range from Bjork to Zappa to Gentle Giant. They spent part of 2015 opening for Three Friends.

The Moulettes are Hannah Miller (Cello, vocals, guitar), Ruth Skipper (Bassoon, vocals, autoharp, synth), Ollie Austin (drums, guitar, piano, vocals), Jim Mortimore (double bass, guitar, vocals), and newest member Raevennan Husbandes (electric guitar, vocals, percussion).

Says The Moulettes about the new album:
The aim of this record is to explore and celebrate the often surreal and miraculous wealth of fascinating diversity that exists in the natural world, and examine our relationship to it as humans: our similarities, our differences, and our role as caretaker or threat.
 Preternatural track list:
1. Behemoth
2. Under Water Painter
3. Coral
4. Hidden World (Halicephalobus Mephisto)
5. Pufferfish Love
6. Patterns
7. Rite of Passage
8. Medusa
9. Parasite
10. Bird of Paradise, Part II
11. Silk

You can pre-order here.

The Moulettes will be touring in April and May in the UK to support this new album. They will also be touring Canadian festivals in the summer.

TUK our Dates are:
April 21 - Southampton @ The Brook
April 22 - Oxford @ The Cellar
April 23 - London @ Islington Assembly Hall
April 24 - Bristol @ Exchange
April 26 - Bury St Edmunds @ Apex
April 27 - Birmingham @ The Dark Horse
April 28 - Leicester @ The Musician
April 29 - Edinburgh @ The Mash House
May 3 - York @ The Duchess
May 4 - Sheffield @ Greystones
May 5 - Manchester @ Band on the Wall
May 6 - Stroud @ The Convent
May 7 - Falmouth @ Tolmen Centre

Festivals Tour of Canada:
July 1 - Canso, NS, Canada @ Stanfest Rogers Folk
July 5 - Montreal, QC, Canada @ Montreal Jazz Festival
July 8 - Orillia, ON, Canada @ Mariposa Folk Festival
July 10 - Winnipeg, MB, Canada @ Winnipeg Folk Festival

The Moulettes on the web:

Stick Men Tour and New Release

The Stick Men (Tony Levin, Markus Reuter & Pat Mastelotto) are ready to go on tour and Chapter One of that tour includes Canada and the US in April and May. The new tour is to promote the forthcoming album Prog Noire.
Prog Noire Tour: Chapter One
Apr 12 - Woodstock, NY (Woodstock Music Lab)
Apr 13 - New Hope, PA (Havana New Hope)
Apr 14 - Dunellen, NJ (Roxy & Dukes)
Apr 15 - New York, NY (The Iridium) - 2 shows
Apr 16 - New York, NY (The Iridium) - 2 shows
Apr 17 - Norfolk, CT (The Infinity Hall)
Apr 19 - Piermont, NY (The Turning Point)
Apr 20 - Pawling, NY (Daryl's House)
Apr 21 - Northampton, MA (The Iron Horse)
Apr 22 - Natick, MA (Natick Center For Arts)
Apr 23 - Schenectady, NY (Van Dyck)
Apr 24 - Rochester, NY (Lovin' Cup)
Apr 25 - Rochester, NY (Lovin' Cup)
Apr 26 - Syracuse, NY (The Lost Horizon)
Apr 27 - Montreal, QC, Canada (Café Campus)
Apr 28 - Quebec City, QC, Canada (Le Cercle)

Apr 29 - Gatineau, QC, Canada (La Salle Jean Desprez) - NEWLY ADDED
Apr 30 - Toronto, ON, Canada (The Mod Club)
May 1 - Kitchener, ON, Canada (Dallas Night Club)
May 3 - Auburn Hills, MI (Callahan's Music Hall)
May 4 - Chicago, IL (Reggie's)
May 5 - Chicago, IL (Reggie's)
May 6 - Milwaukee, WI (Shank Hall)
May 7 - Dubuque, IA (The Venue)
May 8 - Minneapolis, MN (Fine Music Cafe)
May 10 - Moline, IL (Rascals)
May 11 - St. Louis, MO (The Old Rock House)
May 13 - Louisville, KY (Headliner)
May 14 - Columbus, OH  (Scarlet & Grey Caffe)
May 15 - Cleveland, OH (Beachland Music Hall)

Chapter Two of the Tour will be announced soon.
Stick Men on the web: 

Monday, March 14, 2016

Frost* Announce Release of Long-Awaited New Album

Frost*, the brainchild of keyboard player and song-writer Jem Godfrey, have announced the release of their long-awaited new album Falling Satellites for the 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.

Comprising 11 songs, the final 6 forming a 32-minute long suite, this album also sees a guest appearance from Grammy-nominated guitar legend Joe Satriani, who Godfrey played with on the G3 tour in 2012.

Jem had this to say about the album:
"It's been a long time coming, but we got there in the end. I think this is our strongest album to date and moves the sound forwards whilst still referencing what's gone before. It's also great to have finally co-written some songs with John in a Frost* context. The end results were better than either of us could have imagined, we just can't wait to get out and play it all live now."

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
2. Numbers
3. Towerblock
4. Signs
5. Lights Out
6. Heartstrings
7. Closer to the Sun
8. The Raging Against the Dying of the Light Blues
9. Nice Day For It...
10. Hypoventilate
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:

June 17: Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
June 18: Montgomery Hall, Wath-Upon-Dearne
June 19: The Robin 2, Bilson
July 23: Ramblin' Man Fair, Maidstone
July 29: Thekla, Bristol
July 30: 02 Islington Academy, London
July 31: The Portland Arms, Cambridge

Frost* are:
Jem Godfrey - Vocals, Keys, Railboard, Guitar
Craig Blundell - Drums
John Mitchell - Guitars, Vocals
Nathan King - Bass

Keep an eye out for more news in the coming weeks!

Frost* online: