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    CD/DVD Releases: Lucassen And Van Giersbergen's New Project The Gentle Storm
    Posted by nightowl on Friday, December 26 @ 20:00:00 PST (223 reads)
    Band News (tours, comings/goings, etc)

    Earlier this year, Arjen Lucassen announced a project with Anneke Van Giersbergen. In September, that project got a name: The Gentle Storm, with an album, The Diary, set for release on March 23, 2015 (in Europe). And while in the newsletter the following is noted: "And there's an extra surprise: although Arjen no longer tours, he's helped Anneke put together a killer band for live dates in support the album." Except, in a press release from Insideout Music (who will release the album), it notes that "Arjen will join Anneke for a select few European live acoustic dates."

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    Artist News: Neil Peart's "Far And Near: On Days Like These" Book Due October
    Posted by nightowl on Friday, September 19 @ 21:00:00 PDT (175 reads)
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    On October 14, ECW Press will publish Far And Near: On Days Like These, the new book from Rush drummer Neil Peart. A description of the 312-page hardcover reads as follows: "Whether navigating the backroads of Louisiana or Thuringia, exploring the snowy Quebec woods, or performing onstage at Rush concerts, Neil Peart has stories to tell. His first volume in this series, Far And Away, combined words and images to form an intimate, insightful narrative that won many readers. Now Far And Near brings together reflections from another three years of an artist's life as he celebrates seasons, landscapes, and characters, travels roads and trails, receives honors, climbs mountains, composes and performs music. With passionate insight, wry humor, and an adventurous spirit, once again Peart offers a collection of open letters that take readers on the road, behind the scenes, and into the inner workings of an ever-inquisitive mind. These popular stories, originally posted on Peart's website, are now collected and contextualized with a new introduction and conclusion in this beautifully designed collector's volume."

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    CD/DVD Releases: Mystery - New Album And Tour
    Posted by nightowl on Sunday, September 14 @ 15:00:00 PDT (323 reads)
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    Unicorn Digital presents the first live album from Canadian Progressive Rock Band Mystery, Tales From The Netherlands, to be released October 1 exclusively at Unicorn Digital, available everywhere October 20.

    Recorded live at the Boerderij Cultuurpodium in Zoetermeer, The Netherlands on May 10th 2013, the new live double-CD album from Mystery features a selection of songs from The World Is A Game, as well as old favorites from their back catalog. It is also the only live recording with ex-band member Benoit David. Other band members include Benoit Dupuis on keyboards, François Fournier on bass, Sylvain Moineau on guitar, Jean-Sébastien Goyette on drums, and band leader Michel St-Père on guitars.

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    Concerts: Devin Townsend Project - North American Tour W/Animals As Leaders, Monuments
    Posted by nightowl on Friday, September 12 @ 18:00:00 PDT (347 reads)
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    As previously announced, guitar virtuoso and musical genius Devin Townsend has been hard at work on the new Devin Townsend Project and Ziltoid2 records for the past few months, preparing the world for Ziltoid The Omniscient's triumphant return and the follow-up to the critically acclaimed Epicloud! In support of this forthcoming epic double album due out in October, Hevy Devy will join Animals As Leaders for a co-headlining tour in November/December with Monuments as support.

    See below for all tour dates, and stay tuned for more news about Ziltoid2 / the Devin Townsend Project coming soon!

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    Artist News: News Bits: Aeon Zeon and Big Elf...
    Posted by nightowl on Sunday, July 13 @ 20:15:00 PDT (191 reads)
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    Just a couple of "smaller" items to post here: One, Aeon Zen released the video for "Unite," the first single from their new album Ephemera. You can watch the video here. [Kinda funny, the South Park inspired parts... not sure really what the rest is about exactly other than it's an obviously beleagered IT person] ...... Secondly, Big Elf released the video for "Control Freak," a track from their latest album Into The Maelstrom, which can be viewed here [and dedicated by me to all the control freaks in my life ;-) - ed.]....

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    Concerts: Grey Lady Down Live In August!
    Posted by nightowl on Sunday, July 13 @ 18:00:00 PDT (161 reads)
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    In a post/email on July 9, Grey Lady Down announced: "Hi all! Sorry we've been quiet lately. We are still in the process of trying to track down that elusive new singer, but in the meantime, you have a chance to see us live in August! We will be playing outside the Brasenose Arms for the Fringe of the wonderful Cropredy Festival in rural north Oxfordshire on Saturday August 9th at noon precisely. The gig is free of charge.

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    Concerts: Unreal City Ask Fans For Help To Crowd-Fund Their 2015 Tour
    Posted by nightowl on Saturday, July 12 @ 17:52:20 PDT (299 reads)
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    "Italian progressive rockers Unreal City ask progressive rock fans to back [their] crowd-funding appeal for a tour planned for 2015. The band released their debut album La Crudelta Di Aprile in 2013, and are currently working on its follow-up, which will be released in January 2015 on AMS Records," writes ProgSphere Promotions.

    They have recently started an Indiegogo campaign, that would bring the band on the road in 2015 to promote their upcoming release. For many interesting perks log on to the campaign page at this location.

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    Concerts: Epica Announce 2nd Leg Of European Tour, Plus Latin America Dates
    Posted by nightowl on Saturday, July 12 @ 16:54:16 PDT (220 reads)
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    Dutch Symphonic Metallers Epica have announced the second leg of their European Enigma Tour. The band will tour in support of their latest album The Quantum Enigma, which was released on May 02, 2014 via Nuclear Blast.

    UK Power Metal Giants DragonForce are confirmed as very special guest on both the first and second leg of the European Enigma Tour.

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    Artist News: Agnieszka Swita Signs To Festival Music/F2 Music, Solo Debut Out
    Posted by nightowl on Sunday, June 15 @ 15:00:00 PDT (279 reads)
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    Festival Music/F2 Music are proud to announce the signing of Agnieszka Swita to the label, and the release of her excellent debut solo album Sleepless, which was released 09 June 2014.

    Agnieszka is best known for her work with Clive Nolan on the Caamora, She, and Alchemy projects, and Clive plays keyboards on this album, and also wrote the title track. As well as Clive, the band also includes Andy Faulkner (Twelfth Night, Jump) on bass, Steve Harris (Ark, Paul Menel Band) on guitars and Dave Mackintosh (from Grammy nominated power metal band DragonForce) on drums.

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    Concerts: Allan Holdsworth Is Back On The Road
    Posted by nightowl on Monday, June 09 @ 18:39:19 PDT (475 reads)
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    Since the end of the last European tour in November of 2012, Allan Holdsworth has performed only 3 shows with his own band, made one guest appearance with local Los Angeles musicians, and made one special appearance at the Crossroads Festival in New York City as guest of Kurt Rosenwinkel's band. Now, the guitar master is back, accompanied by Jimmy Haslip on bass and Virgil Donati on drums (from August 13 until September 4), and Gary Husband on drums and Haslip on bass (from September 17 until October 5). Please note, there will be no European gigs whatsoever this year, but a few short European tours are planned for 2015.

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    Artist News: Vivaldi Metal Project Starts Fundraising Campaign
    Posted by nightowl on Tuesday, May 27 @ 22:00:00 PDT (291 reads)
    Band News (tours, comings/goings, etc) Part Of The Income Will Be Donated To Charity To Help Deaf-Blind People

    The Vivaldi Metal Project staff is glad to announce that the project is getting more huge than expected! Many famous musicians are involved in such as Mark Boals (FireWind, Yngwie Malmsteen), Mike Lepond (Symphony X), Rob Rock (Impellitteri), Chris Adler (Lamb of God), Tommy Denander (Toto, Michael Jackson, Alice Cooper), Joe Stump (Reign of Terror, Raven Lord), John Macaluso (Ark, LaBrie, Yngwie Malmsteen), Andy Midgley (Power Quest), just to name a few.

    Recording will happen this year and the release date of the album is expected for late 2015.

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    Artist News: Kinetic Element Share Update, Working On 2nd Album
    Posted by nightowl on Tuesday, May 27 @ 22:00:00 PDT (323 reads)
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    Mike Visaggio of www.kineticelement.com shared the following update on the band: "We have had a tough year since last spring but WE ARE STILL HERE and are now waist-deep into recording our second CD, to be titled Travelog: Quest For Liberty.

    "We found it necessary to part ways with our vocalist, the very talented George DeCola, last August, and immediately thereafter our equally talented fretless bass player Len Dupilka decided he no longer wished to continue with us.

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    Artist News: Introducing The United Progressive Fraternity
    Posted by nightowl on Tuesday, May 27 @ 01:00:00 PDT (426 reads)
    Band News (tours, comings/goings, etc) Exciting News From Down Under!

    "Although, well known Australian Progressive Rock group Unitopia have decided to call it a day, the musical spirit still lives on in the newly formed United Progressive Fraternity...

    "A phoenix from the ashes, UPF are a tour de force with ex-Unitopia members Matt Williams on guitar, Dave Hopgood on drums, Tim Irrgang on percussion and the ever magical voice of Mark 'Truey' Trueack (whose vision, this juggernaut is).

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    Artist News: A Reinvigorated Queensryche Starts the Writing Process for Their New Album
    Posted by nightowl on Tuesday, May 27 @ 02:30:00 PDT (387 reads)
    Band News (tours, comings/goings, etc) Tentatively Due Early Summer 2015 Via Century Media Records

    With the Queensrÿche canvas wiped completely clean and the band's easel the strongest and most stable it's been in years, Eddie Jackson, Todd LaTorre, Parker Lundgren, Scott Rockenfield and Michael Wilton forge ahead to create yet another QR masterpiece. The band has already begun writing new material for the follow up to their critically acclaimed self-titled 2013 Century Media Records release, Queensrÿche. The new album is tentatively scheduled for release in early summer 2015.

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    Artist News: Allegaeon Announces North American Tour With Chimaira
    Posted by nightowl on Tuesday, May 27 @ 02:00:00 PDT (474 reads)
    Band News (tours, comings/goings, etc) Posts Second Lyric Description/Audio Teaser in Series
    New Album Elements Of The Infinite Out June 24th on Metal Blade Records

    Allegaeon will be hitting the road this August with Chimaira, The Plot in You, Upon This Dawning and Silence the Messenger as part of "The Artery Metal Tour." The tour begins August 5th in Joliet, IL and runs through August 30th in Oklahoma City, OK. A complete list of dates can be found below. Tickets for the tour will be available at arterymetal.soundrink.com.

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    From The Editor
    December 31, 2014: Happy New Year dear readers, whether 2015 has just begun or yet to come for you. We hope that 2015 is a better year for all of you... and for us.

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