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Steve Hackett (UK) / Steve Hackett - Wolflight (2015)
« on: February 18, 2016, 07:53:24 PM »
Steve Hackett´s latest album called Wolflight saw the light of day on March 30, 2015.

This is what Steve´s website sayed on this forthcoming release:

Music pioneer Steve Hackett has announced the release of his new solo album Wolflight. According to the man himself, this "wild pack of tracks - starting with a wolf cry - will be unleashed on the unsuspecting on 30th March 2015."

From a plaintive wolf cry to Steve embracing real wolves (see sleeve above), exploring dark caverns, ancient ruins and tropical lagoons, primal energy is at the root of this album as a springboard to an exotic and exciting adventure.

Wolflight is Steve's first original solo studio album since Beyond The Shrouded Horizon in 2011. Primal and orchestral, it retains the Hackett trademark as electric guitar runs right the way through with a regular sprinkling of acoustic. The concept behind it is a new unexplored chapter in the guitarist's career.

The ten tracks take the listener through a journey in space and time looking at the different faces of the endless fight for freedom. Wandering between parallel universes, Hackett explores contemporary and ancient cultures, from Greece (Corycian Fire) to the Far East (Wolflight), the USA and Martin Luther King (Black Thunder), but also his very own childhood memories (The Wheel's Turning) and the unresolved drama of domestic violence (Love Song to a Vampire).

An excited Steve Hackett tells us more about the record: "My new rock album Wolflight is at the ready and lying in wait. It reflects everybody's struggle for freedom on a journey travelling through both inner and outer space. It explores sounds from as far afield as Greece, Azerbaijan, the deep American South, Sahara desert and beyond, from all our yesterdays, evoking the ancient past".

Steve Hackett's electric guitar plays a powerful role, whilst we also hear him on acoustic guitar, Arabian lute and twelve string, along with his strong lead vocals. Guest Musicians include long time collaborators Roger King (Keyboards & programming), Gary O'Toole (drums), Rob Townsend (sax, duduk), Nick Beggs (bass & stick) and Amanda Lehmann (harmony vocals). Malik Mansurov on tar and Sara Kovaks on didgeridoo add an extra exotic element, plus YES bassist Chris Squire plays on Love Song to a Vampire and Hugo Dagenhardt plays drums on Dust and Dreams. The innovative song writing team includes Steve Hackett, his wife Jo Hackett and also Roger King.

Track list as follows:

Out of the Body
Wolflight
Love Song to a Vampire
The Wheel's Turning
Corycian Fire
Earthshine
Loving Sea
Black Thunder
Dust and Dreams
Heart Song

The album will be released in the following formats:

Special edition CD & Blu-Ray mediabook, 2LP & CD Gatefold vinyl, CD Standard Jewelcase & Digital Download.


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Listening Profiles / Re: Obi´s playlist
« on: February 13, 2016, 06:43:01 AM »
Listening to Eloy´s Destination, great album by Frank Bornemann & Co.


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Edgar Froese (D) / Edgar Froese - Links & Info
« on: January 22, 2016, 01:11:24 PM »
Egdar Froese (1944-2015), a musical genius and founding member of Tangerine Dream.

More on Egdar Froese can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


Edgar Froese´s Website: http://www.edgarfroese.com/

Edgar Froese on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edgar-Froese/154537148052644?fref=ts&rf=103752502997262

Edgar Froese on German Rock: http://www.germanrock.de/lexikon_show_band.php?ID=580

Edgar Froese on Krautrock Muzikzirkus: http://www.krautrock-musikzirkus.de/de,Froese-Edgar_76,N.html

Edgar Froese on Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1668

Edgar Froese on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_Detail.aspx?AID=1779

Edgar Froese on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Froese


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Listening Profiles / Re: Obi´s playlist
« on: January 22, 2016, 07:46:57 AM »
Listening to A Curious Feeling by Tony Banks, a real classic album.


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Listening Profiles / Re: Obi´s playlist
« on: January 17, 2016, 08:07:05 AM »
Listening to God Has Failed, a fantastic album by RPWL, one of the best prog bands the Germany prog scene has to offer right now.


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UK (UK) / UK - Links & Info
« on: January 17, 2016, 07:48:36 AM »
UK are a progressive rock from the UK, which has been active in the late 70´s and several reunion tours in 2007 and 2013.

More on UK can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


UK´s Website: http://www.ukreunion.com/ (page looks empty)

UK on Gibraltar Encyclopedia: http://www.gepr.net/u.html#UK

UK on Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=341

UK on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_Detail.aspx?AID=301


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Uriah Heep (UK) / Uriah Heep - Links & Info
« on: January 17, 2016, 07:31:46 AM »
Uriah Heep are a progressive hard rock band from the UK, formed in London in 1969.

More on Uriah Heep can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


Urian Heep´s Website: http://www.uriah-heep.com/

Uriah Heep on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uriahheepofficial

Uriah Heep on Gibraltar Encyclopedia: http://www.gepr.net/u.html#URIAHHEEP

Uriah Heep on Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1157

Uriah Heep on ProgGnosis: http://melosprogbazaar.com/index.php?topic=59.0

Uriah Heep on Twitter: https://twitter.com/uriah_heep

Uriah Heep on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uriah_Heep_(band)


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Neuschwanstein (Germany) / Neuschwanstein - Links & Info
« on: January 16, 2016, 06:28:04 AM »
Neuschwanstein is a German Band, which was active in the late seventies. The band was named after the famous German Castle Neuschwanstein, which is situated somewhere in the Bavarian Alps.

More on Neuschwanstein can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


Neuschwanstein´s Website: ???

Neuschwanstein on Gibraltar Encyclopedia: http://www.gepr.net/na.html#NEUSCHWANSTEIN

Neuschwanstein on Krautrock Musikzirkus:http://www.krautrock-musikzirkus.de/de,Neuschwanstein_469,N.html

Neuschwanstein on Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=261

Neuschwanstein on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_DETAIL.aspx?AID=342


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Neuschwanstein (Germany) / Re: Neuschwanstein - Biography
« on: January 16, 2016, 06:20:39 AM »
In 2008 a second Neuschwanstein album surfaced. It appeared that a few years before Neuschwanstein conceived their masterpiece "Battlement", the band had written & recorded  some more music,  which was later released more then 30 years later by the title of Alice in Wonderland.


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Neuschwanstein (Germany) / Neuschwanstein - Biography
« on: January 16, 2016, 06:13:17 AM »
Neuschwanstein is a German Band, which was active in the late seventies. The band was named after the famous German castle Neuschwanstein, which is situated somewhere in the Bavarian Alps.

Their first and last release was an album called Battlement, which is a must for every proglover, who is interested in Genesis type prog. The vocals have a remarking resemblance with Peter Gabriels Genesis stuff.

At first the album was a real mystery. The first release had a cover, with absolutly no info on the band.
We had to guess where the band came from, because alltough it appeared to be a German band, there was no German accent in the vocals, like you can hear in the vocals off Frank Borneman, Eloy's singer.

The original album contains 6 tracks and there was a seventh track added on the re-release on CD:



1. Loafer Jack (4:42)
2. Ice with Dwale (6:21)
3. Intruders and the Punishment (7:34)
4. Beyond the Bugle (7:31)
5. Battlement (7:05)
6. Midsummer day (7:42)
(cd-bonus)
7. Zärtlicher Abschied (5:42)

If you listen to the music on this album, you can clearly hear that the band was influenced by Genesis, Camel and you can hear some touches of Eloy.

Years later we finally discovered more info on the band through the internet. It seems the toured in Germany as a support-act to Novalis, another German Prog Band.

Finally we found a line-up:

Frederic Joos playing guitar
Uli Limpert playing bass
Klaus Mayer playing flute & synthesizers
Thomas Neuroth playing keyboards
Hans-Peter Schwarz playing drums
Roger Weiler playing guitar
Reiner Zimmer playing bass & doing the vocals

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5UU´s (USA) / 5UU´s - Links & Info
« on: January 16, 2016, 05:58:11 AM »
5UU´s are an avant progressive band from Denver Colorado. They started out in the early 80's doing avant slanted prog then moved to a more strongly avant/RIO sound.

More on 5UU´s can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


5UU´s Website: http://www.5uus.com/

5UU´s on Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=108

5UU´s on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_Detail.aspx?AID=646


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7 Months (USA) / Re: 7 Months - Biography
« on: January 16, 2016, 05:51:48 AM »
History:

Each of the members had been in several other bands previous to the formation of the 7M lineup; some with recording projects under their belts, some with more focus on musical education and some with a great deal of live performance experience. 7 Months actually experienced a few beginnings and near endings. It was a band that almost wasn't. Chris and Greg went to MI (Musicians Institute in LA) together in '95-'96 and subsequently played together in a school project band. Focusing on a progressive sound, the two established not only a friendship, but also the musical foundation of what would later develop. They worked on their own ideas and material and searched for additional musicians Barry also attended MI and later connected with Chris and Greg while playing with another bassist/vocalist back in early '98. While the project didn't work out, the three found the cohesiveness that each had been seeking. A few months later, the three tried again, but Greg cancelled; Barry lost faith. A few more months later they tried again, but this time added a fourth; "The Dude". The first night's session resulted in the song later entitled "The Night". More music followed. For the next seven months the band worked on several songs and pieces of songs, and auditioned (mostly bad) vocalists. Joe had just moved to LA from Chicago in July of '99, and had been auditioning with several (mostly bad) bands and had answered the group's ad for a singer. The circle was now complete.



...And the Saga continues...Joe left the Band in 2003 to pursue other endeavors - after 7 Months without a singer - Along came Danny Veras - Now 7 Months is Back to Rockin' Hard - The New CD should be outearly 2005.

Band members:

7 Months consists of the following:

Danny Veras - Lead Vocals
Chris M. Jacobson- Guitars, Vocals
Garegin (Greg) Kalajian- Keyboards, Vocals
Barry Magnuson- Drums, Percussion
Shawn "The Dude" Richkind- Bass

Official Website: http://www.7months.com/


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7 Months (USA) / 7 Months - Biography
« on: January 16, 2016, 05:51:02 AM »
A short Bio on 7 Months:

Background:

7 Months is an LA based band combining progressive time signatures, complex progressions with sellable commericalized melodies that Kick some serious Ass, but will also stand the test of time. The band members are extremely talented with a knack for writing excellent songs but keeping the integrity and intricaces of well designed music. They refuse to write 3 or 4 chord songs that give in to the simplicity factors commonly found in the industry today. However, providing great Radio playable tunes that are both interesting and entertaining. 7 Months are thought of by the public as a progressive rock band of the millenium that walk the edge with a new sound while incorporating the famous progressive sounds of bands like Yes, Kansas, Rush and Dream Theater. The members are all well schooled and when brought together create a chemistry that forms the one and only sound of 7 MONTHS.

Musical influences:

Dream Theater, Rush, Queensryche, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Liquid Tension Experiment, Sting, Al Di Meola, Fates Warning, Triumph, Cynic, Yes, Journey, Steve Morse, The Dixie Dregs

Similar Artists:

Dream Theater, Rush, Queensryche, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Liquid Tension Experiment, Sting, The Police, Al Di Meola, Fates Warning, Triumph, Yes, Steve Morse, The Dixie Dregs, Tool

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7 Months (USA) / 7 Months - Links & Info
« on: January 16, 2016, 05:50:11 AM »
7 Months is an LA based band combining progressive time signatures, complex progressions with sellable commericalized melodies that Kick some serious Ass.

More on 7 Months can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


7 Months´ Website: http://www.7months.com/

7 Months on Metal Music Archives: http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/artist/7-months

7 Months on My Space: https://myspace.com/7monthsmusic

7 Months on Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=5352

7 Months on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_Detail.aspx?AID=2280


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Autumn (NL) / Autumn - Links & Info
« on: January 16, 2016, 05:42:09 AM »
Autumn is a gothic metal band from the Netherlands. Autumn formed in 1995 and quickly became an important component of the blossoming Dutch gothic rock scene.

More on Autumn can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


Autumn´s Website: http://www.autumn-band.com/home.html

Autumn on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AutumnBand

Autumn on Metal Archives: http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/artist/autumn

Autumn on My Space: https://myspace.com/autumnband

Autumn on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_Detail.aspx?AID=2476

Autumn on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/metalbladerecords/autumn-cold-comfort

Autumn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AutumnNL

Autumn on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AutumnBandOfficial


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