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Quorum (Russia) / Quorum - Lins & Info
« on: January 13, 2016, 06:25:17 PM »
Quorum is a neo-progressive rock band from the Russian Federation, formed in 2003. The band is influenced by XIX century music and ‘70s.

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Odyssice (NL) / Odyssice - Biography
« on: January 13, 2016, 06:12:30 PM »
A real nice Bio on Odyssice, taken from the bands website:

Odyssice (a fantasy name associated with Greek mythology) was founded in 1986 by Bastiaan Peeters (guitar). The group had an enormous start when 'Track One' was played on the Dutch radio-show Countdown Café in 1987. That night the phone didn’t stopped ringing. Kees Baars, host of 'Countdown Café', said he had never seen such a reaction. The music of Odyssice is quite unique and can be described as dark clouds of string-ensembles and beautiful long guitar-solos. The guitar-solos add a vocal quality to this impressive instrumental music. All these ingredients make the music colorful and illustrative.

In the beginning

In 1988 'Losing Her' was the new track on the 'Exposure'-LP from the magazine 'Sym-Info', and according to 'Sym-Info's' office 'Losing Her' was one of the best songs on the album. The huge interest lad to an invitation to perform at a 'Sym-Info's' festival at ’t Noorderligt (now called 013) in Tilburg on June 16th 1989. The Noorderligt performance was a huge success. Requests for the live recordings of that show were enormous and it was sold out in no time.

The band was musically successful but musical differences caused them to disappear from spotlight for some time. Decided was to reincarnate Odyssice with new members. After a long period of try-outs, including singers. The band completed itself with the addition of keyboard-player Jeroen van der Wiel.

Odyssice (NL) / Odyssice - Secret Showcase (2013)
« on: January 13, 2016, 06:09:58 PM »
October 2013,  Odyssice released 'Secret Showcase', a CD/DVD set of a live performance they did at the studio of RTV Noord-Holland.

The tracklists of the CD are DVD little different.

The audio CD features live version of some classis tracks like:
1. Chineses Waters
2. Anuradhapura
3. Flags Without A Heart
4. Senkan
5. Swank
6. Different Questions
7. Olympus
8. Continental Motion
9. A Prophet's Dream

The DVD features live versions of:
1. Chineses Waters
2. Anuradhapura
3. Flags Without A Heart
4. Swank
5. Continental Motion
6. A Prophet's Dream

DVD Bonus:
7. Olympus (live promo video)
8. Into The 'Secret' (documantery)
9. Different Questions (rehearsal excerpt)

Odyssice (NL) / Odyssice - Links & Info
« on: January 13, 2016, 06:08:45 PM »
Odyssice is a Dutch Prog band, making instumental music, sounding like Camel.

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Michael Rother (Germany) / Michael Rother - Links & Info
« on: January 13, 2016, 03:58:50 PM »
Michael Rother is a guitarplayer from Germany, who came out of the Krautrock scene.

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Michael Rother on Krautrock Musikzirkus:,Rother-Michael_477,N.html

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Michael Rother (Germany) / Michael Rother - Biography
« on: January 13, 2016, 03:45:54 PM »
A short Bio on Michael Rother:

Michael Rother is a guitarplayer from Germany and came out of the Krautrock scene. He was born in 1950 in Hamburg, Germany. He grew up and went to school in Munich Germany, Wilmslow England and Karachi Pakistan.

Between 1965 and 1971 he was a member of a German band called Spirits of Sound, which originated from a town called Duesseldorf. In 1971 he became a member of Kraftwerk in the line-up with Florian Schneider, Klaus Dinger and Michael Rother. With Kraftwerk he did some concerts and some TV appearances. With Conny Plank as producer they did some recordings for a second Kraftwer album, recordings which untill now have never been released.

In 1971 he and Klaus Dinger left Kraftwerk and started the band Neu, which recorded 3 LP's between 1971 and 1975.

Between 1973 and 1976 he also was a member from a band called Harmonia, together with Dieter Moebius and Hans-Joachim Roedelius. They recorded 2 LP's and did severall tours in Germany and outside Germany

RPWL (Germany) / RPWL - Biography
« on: January 13, 2016, 03:38:24 PM »
A short Bio by Melo, taken from the old forum:

With their debut CD "God Has Failed" in September 2000, RPWL was greeted on all sides with great enthusiasm. Praise and excellent reviews in all the important magazines. A hugely successful tour through half of Europe and appearances at many of the major festivals. In addition, RPWL has become an appreciated part of the Progressive/Symphonic rock scene. In 2000, some of the most important and influential Scene magazines graded the band on the world-wide popularity scale under the TOP 3!

In spring 2002, RPWL released their second album "Trying to Kiss The Sun". What began in 1997 as a PINK FLOYD cover band has in the meantime developed into an effective band in its own right. The music is still typically "RPWL" and without question, belongs to the symphonic rock scene. With a well-thought out collage of sound and tone, haunting melodies and poetic texts that get under the skin and are not easily forgotten, together with a Brit-pop rock mood - RPWL has made significant steps towards their own style of music with this second album. Whether enjoyed live or on CD, the songs sometimes sound a little raw but in that they have a very sensitive and personal tone, are not only a pleasure to listen to but at times can raise the hair on your head!

Backed-up by a unique Quadrophonic-System, every concert becomes a very special experience! There were numerous opportunities to experience RPWL live at stage: The Band went on tour through out Germany and half of Europe.

RPWL (Germany) / RPWL - Links & Info
« on: January 13, 2016, 03:37:18 PM »
RPWL (named after the band members Risettion, Postl,  Wallner & Lung) is a German progressive rock band. The band was formed in 1997 as a Pink Floyd cover band.

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5th Man Down (UK) / 5th Man Down - Links & Info
« on: January 12, 2016, 08:37:10 PM »
5th Man Down are loud, anthemic, and bloody good in all honesty.

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7BZH (France) / 7BZH - Links & Info
« on: January 12, 2016, 08:29:50 PM »
7BZH is an unsigned band from France delivering prog (and also not-so-prog) compositions, with influences such as Porcupine Tree, Yes, Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Steve Morse Band, Office of Strategic Influence, ....
The music from 7BZH is released under Creative Commons license

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DeeExpus (UK) / DeeExpus - Links & Info
« on: January 12, 2016, 08:16:16 PM »
DeeExpus is a Progressive Melodic Rock Band from the UK, which has been active from 1971 - present.

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Silhouette (NL) / Silhouette - Beyond the Seventh Wave (2014)
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:22:09 PM »
On the 24th of November 2014, Silhouette released their fourth studio album called "Beyond the Seventh Wave".  Beyond the Seventh Wave is a concept album of more than 60 minutes. The album also features a guest appearance by Kayak´s Ton Scherpenzeel.

The tracklist is as follows:

1. Prologue - 2:44
2. Betrayed (Instrumental) - 1:35
3. Web of Lies - 12:47
     Part I - The Vow
     Part II - The Plot
4. In Solitary - 6:16
5. Escape (Instrumental) - 5:19
6. Lost Paradise - 10:36
7. Betrayed Again (instrumental) - 0:42
8. Devil's Island - 8:53
9. Beyond the Seventh Wave - 7:33
10. Wings to Fly - 5:13


Erik Laan: Keyboard and vocals
Jurjen Bergsma: Bass Guitar
Rob van Nieuwenhuijzen: Drums
Brian de Graeve: Guitar and vocals
Daniel van der Weijde: Guitars

joined by:

Ton Scherpenzeel (Kayak, Camel)
Ruben van Kruistum  (Adeia, Chris): Cello
Laura ten Voorde (Adeia): Violin
Tamara van Koetsveld (Dutch Royal Airforce Orchestra)
Marjolein DeciBel: Flute

Silhouette (NL) / Silhouette - Links & Info
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:18:09 PM »
Silhouette is a Progressive Rock Band from the Netherlands, which has been active since 2005.

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Harvest (Spain) / Harvest - Biography
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:03:37 PM »
Taken from Harvest´s website:

- Bio

Harvest is a Catalan-Dutch band which is the result of the passion for music that all members share. Their individual and joint musical influences (mainly prog rock and indie rock) have resulted in an unconventional, unique and emotion-packed sound.
The story of Harvest started back in February 2008 when the three original members of the band (Monique van der Kolk, Jordi Amela and Jordi Prats) started shaping up the project. The first songs took shape rapidly, and a few months later was recorded a demo with six tracks which would be the embryo of their first studio album, Underground Community.
In November 2008, Roger Vilageliu and Alex Ojea finally came on board so Harvest went from a project to a fully-fledged band. With a demo out on the streets and a meticulously-crafted live sound, they started performing their first live concerts in 2009 (with a special mention for our performance as warm-up band for the British group Marillion at the Sant Jordi Club in February 2009), and also working on recording the album.
A few months after the launching (May 2012) of the second album Chasing Time, Roger had to leave the band due to professional reasons. After weeks of auditions, in July 2012 Harvest welcomed Toni Munné as new bassist.

- Debut Album (2009) - Underground Community

We wanted our first album to contain all the elements that we admire in music or indeed any other form of artistic expression: sincerity, emotion, passion, harmony, contrast, fantasy… our objective was to put together a handful of songs that would not only sound great the first time but would grow better and better on successive plays, always seeking an individual sound that would identify Harvest, whatever the
song…a pretty ambitious goal!
As a tribute to the first ‘big’ group that entrusted us to share the stage with them at the Sant Jordi Club in Barcelona in February 2009, we decided to include a version of a Marillion track (Waiting to Happen), suitably adapted to our own sound.
We should also mention the collaboration of the fabulous artist Antonio Seijas, who we greatly admire, in designing the front cover and the song sheet: it was an exciting process watching how some of our songs, through music and words, were
transformed into disquieting images: true works of art.
Underground Community is a self-produced album: recorded, mixed and edited entirely by our own label (Red Phone Records) and mastered at the Musiclan studios, it contains all the elements we were looking for from the beginning. We are
proud to be able to say, following the reviews and comments from the press, forums and the general public, that all these nuances have been both perceived and appreciated on listening.

Harvest (Spain) / Harvest - Links & Info
« on: January 11, 2016, 06:00:50 PM »
Harvest is a Catalan-Dutch band whose story started back in February 2008.

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