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    Artist News: Banco's Francesco Di Giacomo Passes Away At 66
    Posted by nightowl on Saturday, February 22 @ 20:39:35 PST (63 reads)
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    As shared by Greg Walker yesterday (owner of Syn-Phonic), we learned that "Francesco Di Giacomo (the beloved tenor singer of Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso) passed away today from the result of a car accident. Details are sketchy about what caused the accident but it may be health related. Here is the posting on the internet and the English translation:

    "'É morto il 21 febbraio 2014 a Zagarolo, in provincia di Roma, per un incidente stradale avvenuto in via Valle del Formale. Nel tardo pomeriggio Di Giacomo era alla guida della sua auto di cui pare abbia perso il controllo schiantandosi, poi, contro un'altra autovettura che proveniva in senso contrario. Di Giacomo è deceduto durante il trasporto all'ospedale di Palestrina. La sera stessa è stato annuncíato l'accadimento e ricordato da Fabio Fazio durante la diretta televisiva del Festival di Sanremo seguito dal cordoglio del pubblico."

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    Artist News: Pallas Have Launched A Crowdfunding Campaign For Next Album
    Posted by nightowl on Tuesday, December 31 @ 15:24:01 PST (83 reads)
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    UK prog band Pallas launched a crowdfunding campaign via Indiegogo for their next album, wearewhoweare.

    The band write in their December newsletter: "As you will all know we've been around for some time, long enough to tell some sorry stories about being hitched to record companies over the past quarter century. As we were writing and starting to record the next album we made the decision to became our own cottage industry and not have to fit in with other peoples' ideas of who we are. We are Pallas and we are who we are - that's where the album title comes from!

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    CD/DVD Releases: New Live Album By Roz Vitalis
    Posted by nightowl on Saturday, October 12 @ 15:00:00 PDT (140 reads)
    Band News (tours, comings/goings, etc) Anonymous writes "

    Roz Vitalis (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) informs us about the digital release of their newest "Live Official Bootleg" titled Live At Saint Peter Prog Fest #5. It was recorded - in April 2013 - in the course of support of the second Saint Petersburg tour of the Finnish band Dasputnik. This completely instrumental recording contains both newest (previously unreleased) tracks and rearranged versions of "hits" like "Painsadist," "Gorgeous Cliff" and "Mother Of All Rain." These three compositions are known to listeners of the two last studio albums Revelator (2011) and Patience Of Hope (2012) released by Mals Records. Like any Roz Vitalis stuff, the style is the "Unclassifiable Branch of Prog Rock," and the music is about The Ineffable and The Unfathomable, in particular, about human aspiration for The Unapproachable Light.

    The album can be downloaded at Roz Vitalis' Bandcamp page: rozvitalis.bandcamp.com/album/live-at-saint-peter-prog-fest-5

    [Source: Roz Vitalis]


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    Artist News: Echo Us Wins Vox Pop Award At 12th Annual Independent Music Awards
    Posted by nightowl on Saturday, October 12 @ 15:00:00 PDT (228 reads)
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    From Absolute Probability Recordings and Music Resource Group: Ethan Matthews' Echo Us, a Pacific NW-based music concept project joins a stellar cast of independent and former major label artists as Vox Pop Winner for "Best Eclectic Album," for the album Tomorrow Will Tell The Story.

    The Independent Music Awards (The IMAs) and its parent Music Resource Group (MRG) today [August 8, 2013] announced the results of The IMAs Vox Pop poll, the fan-determined portion of the prestigious international program for independent bands and releases. "

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    CD/DVD Releases: SIOS Release "The Garden Of Shades"
    Posted by nightowl on Saturday, October 12 @ 15:00:00 PDT (200 reads)
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    Acclaimed Progressive Rock band, SIOS, have announced the release of their music video "The Garden of Shades," a single from their debut album Halcyon Failure. The music video was filmed and edited by Christian Cruz at Soul Takers Motorcycle Club in New Jersey, where SIOS will be performing thier final summer concert before they embark on a tour with 3 this fall. Halcyon Failure was engineered and produced by Kevin Antressian, who has worked with The Dillinger Escape Plan, Foxy Shazam, drummer Chris Pennie (Coheed and Cambria, The Dillinger Escape Plan) and Mike Portnoy. "

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    CD/DVD Releases: Galahad News
    Posted by nightowl on Saturday, October 12 @ 15:00:00 PDT (270 reads)
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    From the Galahad camp we learned in August that "Galahad have, once again, been in the studio with Karl Groom working on a few songs which will be released as EPs/singles throughout the next twelve months or so.

    "These 'new' recordings feature an eclectic mixture of new versions of older songs, re-mixes and edits of existing songs, plus an unusual cover which will be released as a single in its own right sometime soon!

    "More details regarding these releases will emerge in the coming weeks."

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    Artist News: Prospekt Signs With Sensory Records
    Posted by nightowl on Friday, August 30 @ 17:00:00 PDT (277 reads)
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    Oxford, England-based quartet Prospekt has signed with progressive metal linchpin Sensory Records, a division of The Laser's Edge, for the October release of the band's debut full-length.

    Coalescing the fierce technicality of progressive metal with the symphonic elements of contemporary prog through brutal riffs, odd time-signatures, and majestic melodies, Prospekt's sound is influenced by bands such as Dream Theater, Symphony X, Opeth, and Circus Maximus, as well as film scores and fusion. The band's intent is to create an intelligent and atmospheric mix of melodic, modern progressive metal, incorporating passionate high-range vocals, frenetic guitar work, haunting orchestration and solid grooves, every composition remaining interesting and original.

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    Concerts: InsideOut, Mike Portnoy & Sixthman Team Up For Progressive Nation at Sea
    Posted by nightowl on Thursday, August 29 @ 20:00:00 PDT (282 reads)
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    InsideOut Music write: "Join us in this inaugural sailing from February 18th - 22nd, 2014 on the luxurious Norwegian Pearl heading from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay and Freeport, Bahamas. This music festival at sea gives you an experience that a land festival just can't match. In addition to 4 days in the beautiful Caribbean and all the amenities of a cruise ship; you will enjoy music from morning 'til night with over 40 shows on multiple stages, along with activities, Q&As, panels and workshops from your favorite artists.

    "Lineup: Transatlantic, Portnoy Sheehan Macalpine Sherinian, Jon Anderson, King's X, Spock's Beard, The Flower Kings, Pain Of Salvation, Riverside, Tony Harnell & Bumblefoot, Bigelf, Beardfish, The Dear Hunter, Jolly and Next To None

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    Concerts: Deep Purple, Iron Maiden Members To Pay Tribute To Jon Lord At Royal Albert Hall
    Posted by nightowl on Tuesday, July 23 @ 21:53:55 PDT (360 reads)
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    The concert to celebrate late Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord's life and music will be held on April 4, 2014 at London, England's Royal Albert Hall.

    Artists confirmed so far include Deep Purple members Ian Paice, Roger Glover, Don Airey and Steve Morse.

    Iron Maiden frontman and longtime The Sunflower Jam supporter Bruce Dickinson will also perform, along with Rick Wakeman, Joe Brown and Alfie Boe.

    The evening will also be compered by the great Bob Harris.

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    Artist News: Space Mirrors Debuts New Video
    Posted by nightowl on Tuesday, July 23 @ 21:00:00 PDT (241 reads)
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    Space Rock/Prog Metal collective Space Mirrors last month released new single"She-Devil" from the upcoming album The Other Gods, which will be out via Transubstans Records on August 7. This album is the second in the "Cosmic Horror" series (and 5th in the band's discography) inspired by the stories of H.P. Lovecraft.

    The video can be watched here and the the song is also available on Soundcloud

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    Artist News: Zakk Wylde, Jon Anderson, Carl Palmer To Be Honored At 'Vegas Rocks! Magazi
    Posted by nightowl on Monday, July 22 @ 21:49:49 PDT (246 reads)
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    Vegas Rocks! Magazine has announced the fourth annual Vegas Rocks! Magazine Music Awards will be held Sunday, August 25 at the Las Vegas Hard Hotel & Casino inside The Joint. This event will celebrate Vegas Rocks! Magazine's ninth anniversary in production.

    Rock and roll history will be made again with this year's theme of "A Celebration Of Classic Rock," featuring some of the most legendary artists in the music business. Jon Anderson (Yes) will be honored with the "Voice Of Progressive Music" award, Carl Palmer (Emerson Lake & Palmer, Asia) will receive the "Drum Legend Icon" award, Zakk Wylde will receive the "Riff Monster" award and newcomer Laura Wilde will receive "Best New Female Artist" award.

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    Artist News: Mike Portnoy Leaves Adrenaline Mob, Will Tour With Winery Dogs, More
    Posted by nightowl on Monday, July 22 @ 20:47:48 PDT (289 reads)
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    In early June, Mike Portnoy announced that he would be amicably parting ways with Adrenaline Mob, the band he formed with Russell Allen (Symphony X) and that includes guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp) and Disturbed bassist John Moyer. His plan was to play out the last few dates of Adrenaline Mob's tour in Latin America before focusing on the myriad of other projects he is involved with.

    Portnoy is quoted as saying, "Unfortunately, I have scheduling conflicts that prevent me from being able to fully commit to the band's future activities at the moment.

    "As I cannot be in two places at the same time, I don't want to hold them back and have to wait for my schedule to re-open up to resume activity.

    "I'm very proud of what we started together and the music we made over the past two years and I wish the guys all the best in the future."

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    CD/DVD Releases: Steve Hillage Unveils Rovo/System 7 Album & Tour
    Posted by nightowl on Monday, July 22 @ 19:15:44 PDT (274 reads)
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    Original member of Gong and prog rock icon, Steve Hillage, has confirmed a new collaborative album and UK tour with Japan’s leading progressive rock band Rovo, and his band System 7.

    The new album, produced by Steve Hillage and Tatsuki Masuko, is entitled Phoenix Rising and will be released on Monday 23 September, followed by two UK concerts in March 2014.

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    Concerts: Therion To Take Rock Opera On The Road
    Posted by nightowl on Sunday, June 23 @ 14:20:00 PDT (304 reads)
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    Swedish progressive/experimental metallers Therion will take their upcoming rock opera on the road in Europe December. Support on the trek will come from Arkona, The Devil and Sound Storm.

    Comments Therion mastermind Christofer Johnsson: "When announcing that we will be working on a rock opera for some years, we were met with many deep sighs as the original plan was to stay off touring completely and only do a few festivals once in a while (to not completely lose contact with the fans meanwhile). I've learnt over the years that it's better to focus on one thing and not interrupt it with a lot of other types of activities. I am, however, not unable to change my mind if there is a good reason for it.

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    Artist News: Martin Wilson Leaves Grey Lady Down
    Posted by nightowl on Saturday, June 08 @ 20:00:00 PDT (218 reads)
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    Grey Lady Down (circa 2011)Back in April, Martin Wilson (Grey Lady Down, The Room) released the following press release: "[...] I have left the Grey Lady Down project. The reasons are many, primarily around my personal life and the fact I can foresee major conflicts with my new project TheRoom.

    "I would like to thank the all the guys in GLD past and present, GLD has been a major part of my life for 20 years and I will miss the camaraderie.

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    From The Editor
    December 31, 2013: We're back yet again after a another dark period... And some of the news we've been posting has re-engergized me!

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