Showing posts with label Prog Rock. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Prog Rock. Show all posts

6/13/2024

Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks Premiere “Shine On” Video, New Album “TRUE” Available For Preorder

In the midst of leg one of their 2024 tour, Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks today premiere the video for the song “Shine On”, the first single from their forthcoming album “TRUE” which will be released on August 23rd. The video was filmed in New Jersey before the start of the tour and directed by Tom Flynn. The song has been performed nightly on the tour and has received universal positive response.

The video can be seen here: https://youtu.be/xn-kFz5ibGA

Additionally, the full album is available today for preorder on all DSPs and streaming services. The nine-song album was produced by Jon and Richie Castellano with the centerpiece being the 16-and-a-half-minute track “Once Upon a Dream” which will stand amongst other classic Jon penned epics such as “Close to the Edge”, “Ritual”, “Gates of Delirium”, and “Awaken”.

The album is available for preorder here: https://ffm.to/jonandersontrue

Jon and The Band Geeks remain on the road through September 27th with recently added shows in Beverly Mass, Montclair NJ, and Staten Island NY. All tour dates are below.


photo by Steve Schenck

Tour Dates:
6/13/2024 - Chicago, IL - Copernicus
6/15/2024 - St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
6/18/2024 - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theater
6/20/2024 - Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre
6/22/2024 - Concord, NH - Capitol Center for the Arts
6/25/2024 - Boston, MA - Shubert Theatre
6/27/2024 - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
7/21/2024 - Patchogue, NY - Great South Bay Music Festival
7/24/2024 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium*
7/27/2024 - Peachtree City, GA - Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre
7/30/2024 - Camdenton, MO - Ozarks Amphitheater*
8/2/2024 - Bonner Springs, KS - Azura Amphitheater*
8/4/2024 - La Vista, NE - The Astro Outdoors*
8/7/2024 - Waite Park, MN - The Ledge Amphitheater*
8/10/2024 - Denver, CO - Paramount
8/14/2024 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
8/16/2024 - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center
9/11/2024 - Beverly MA- Cabot Theatre
9/13/2024 - Glenside PA- Keswick Theatre
9/15/2024 - Glenside PA- Keswick Theatre
9/19/2024 - Portchester NY- Capitol Theatre
9/21/2024 - Montclair NJ- Wellmont Theatre
9/27/2024 - Staten Island NY- St George Theatre
*w/Special Guests The Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer

For more information:
Jon Anderson’s official website: www.JonAnderson.com
Band Geek official website: https://richiecastellano.com/bandgeek/

Jon Anderson YES Epics and Classics:
Website -  http://jonandersonyesepicsandclassics.com/
Facebook - Jon Anderson YES Epics & Classics - https://www.facebook.com/jonandersonyesepicsandclassics/
Twitter -  @JonYesEpic
Instagram - @jonandersonyesepicsandclassics
TikTok - @JonAndersonYESEpic
YouTube -  Jon Anderson YES Epics & Classics - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIvSkw_3SAs1Yy2Ro68GzLw

Management:
Larry Mazer
Entertainment Services Unlimited
One Echelon Plaza, 227 Laurel Road, Suite 106
Voorhees, NJ 08043
P - 856.751.2223
C- 856-816-2820

AGENT:
Steve Schenck | TKO
141 Halstead Avenue | 4th Fl.  Mamaroneck, NY  10543
PH: 914-346-8938
email: steveschenck@tkoco.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

5/20/2024

US Prog Rock Ensemble IZZ To Release New Album “Collapse the Wave” on June 11, 2024

Innovative New York-based progressive rock band IZZ is thrilled to announce the release of their latest album “Collapse the Wave” available for pre-order now on Bandcamp: izzmusic.bandcamp.com and on all major streaming services on June 11, 2024. This inventive new work plunges listeners into a deep exploration of existential themes, such as the “death of the ego,” the relinquishing of “self,” and the idea of parallel realities.

“Collapse the Wave” marks a significant evolution in IZZ’s musical journey, melding intricate rhythms and complex harmonies to craft a narrative both compelling and transformative. The album, produced by IZZ keyboardist and vocalist Tom Galgano, features a collection of eleven tracks that challenge conventional perceptions and invite listeners to explore beyond the boundaries of traditional rock.

John Galgano, co-founder and bassist of IZZ, describes the album as "a sonic exploration of the self and the universe." He adds, "We tried to weave together each of our musical influences with philosophical, spiritual, and scientific ideas to create an album that explores both personal and universal themes."

The album’s lead single “There’s Hope!” is accompanied by an animated short story created exclusively for the track by talented NYC-based animator, Julie Morris.

“Collapse the Wave” is not just an auditory experience; it’s a journey through the self and the cosmos, making for a listening experience that is as thought-provoking as it is entertaining and fun.

Watch the innovative, animated music video for the first single from “Collapse the Wave,” “There’s Hope!”: https://youtu.be/Ms1-a782xDE?si=PKJ9xjbz_RPz6a4d

“Collapse the Wave” is available for pre-order now on Bandcamp: izzmusic.bandcamp.com and will be available at your favorite online retailers as well as on all streaming music services on June 11, 2024.

IZZ will be performing in support of the release of “Collapse the Wave” at the Night of the Prog Festival in Loreley, Germany on Friday, July 19 as well as the CREA Cultural Student Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on Tuesday, July 23. More information and tickets for these live performances are available on the IZZ website: www.izzmusic.com

Track Listing:
1. We Are the 3rd
2. So Many Voices
3. Brace for Impact
4. Deep Inside
5. Collapse the Wave
6. Sometimes Sublime
7. There’s Hope!
8. Brethren
9. Not About Me
10. Soak Up the Sunlight
11. And We Will Go

IZZ:
Paul Bremner: Electric & Acoustic Guitars
Brian Coralian: Electronic & Acoustic Drums and Percussion
Greg DiMiceli: Acoustic Drums and Percussion
John Galgano: Bass Guitar, Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Tom Galgano: Keyboards, Vocals
Laura Meade: Vocals

For booking and all other inquiries contact Doone Records: info@doonerecords.com

For more information:
www.izzmusic.com
www.facebook.com/izzmusic
Instagram and X: @izzmusic
TikTok: @izzband

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

5/17/2024

Prog Artist Leon Alvarado Announces Pink Floyd Influenced New Album “The Changing Tide” Released May 31, 2024

US prog artist Leon Alvarado is excited to unveil his newest album, “The Changing Tide.” Set to release on May 31st, this highly anticipated album follows the successful EP release, which previewed two of the album's tracks; a captivating cover of Pink Floyd's “Brain Damage,” and the enchanting instrumental “Dance of The Pink Elephants.”

Alvarado explains, “The creation of 'The Changing Tide' was very much influenced by the musical heritage of Pink Floyd. We aimed to seamlessly blend their timeless formula with our unique styles to produce material that charts its own course.”

While acknowledging the influence of Pink Floyd as a foundational element, Alvarado emphasizes the infusion of his own creative perspective. “Listeners can anticipate a departure of sorts from my previous works,” he shares, “yet they'll find my hallmark keyboard textures and atmospheric nuances intricately woven throughout.”

Alvarado is joined on this musical endeavor by an ensemble of exceptional musicians, featuring bassists Tony Franklin (known for his work with Jimmy Page and Paul Rogers on The Firm) and Gary Gnaedinger, guitarists Edoardo Scordo and Damian Darlington (both renowned members of Brit Floyd), alongside Jimmy Griggers also on guitars and saxophonist John Helliwell (from Supertramp fame). Additionally, L.A. session musician Pablo Hopehayn contributes on strings. The backing vocals on Brain Damage are skillfully provided by Jeff Sanson, Liz Hall, and Linda Alvarado.

“The Changing Tide” will be available for streaming on all major platforms and will also be released on CD through Melodic Revolution Records. The physical CD promises to be a sensory delight, boasting stunning artwork within an impeccably designed package that will undoubtedly enhance any music enthusiast's collection.

About Leon Alvarado:
Leon Alvarado is a progressive rock artist known for his innovative fusion of electronic and rock music. Over the course of more than two decades, Alvarado has consistently demonstrated his ingenuity as a musician, constantly expanding the horizons of his artistic vision with each successive project. His repertoire boasts collaborations with esteemed figures in the Prog rock scene, earning him widespread acclaim and nurturing a devoted fanbase worldwide. Beyond his own musical creations, Leon frequently collaborates with bands and promoters, channeling his artistic skills into crafting fascinating album covers and promotional tour materials.

Track list:
1. THE EQUILIBRIUM OF TIME
2. A DAY OF A DIFFERENT SORT
3. A VIEW FROM A DIFFERENT ROOM
4. DANCE OF THE PINK ELEPHANTS
5. THE CHANGING TIDE.
6. BRAIN DAMAGE

Credits:
Leon Alvarado: Drums, Keyboards & Effects on all,
Bass on 5, Vocals on 6
Edoardo Scordo: Guitars on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Tony Franklin: Bass on 1, 2, 3, 4
John Helliwell: Saxophone on 3
Pablo Hopenhayn: Violin, Viola and Cello on 1
Gary Gnaedinger: Bass, Guitar & Keyboards on 6
James Griggers: Guitar & Slide Guitar on 6
Jeff Sanson: Backing Vocals on 6
Linda Alvarado: Backing Vocals on 6
Liz Hall: Backing Vocals on 6
Produced and mixed by Leon Alvarado
Mastered by Maor Appelbaum
Design and Art Direction by Synergy Design
Label: Melodic Revolution Records

The Changing Tide” release date: May 31, 2024

For more information:
https://leonalvarado.bandcamp.com/ or follow Leon Alvarado on https://www.instagram.com/leonalvarado80/.

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

5/16/2024

Drum Legend Simon Phillips and Ex Asia’s John Payne Discuss the New Intelligent Music Project’s “Miracles Beyond” Released May 15, 2024!

The new album “Miracles Beyond” featuring members of TOTO, ex-Asia, Nazareth and others, is dedicated to Free Spirits

Intelligent Music Project continues to stand out as one of the most compelling rock projects in the music world over the last 12 years. During this time, the project has gifted their fans with 7 albums featuring the participation of world-famous, top-notch musicians, and they show no signs of slowing down.

Featuring Carl Sentance, Joseph Williams, Simon Phillips, John Payne & Ernest Tibbs!

Just a few days before the official release on May 15th of the eighth album by Intelligent Music Project titled “Miracles Beyond”, the band shared a video of John Payne (ex ASIA), Simon Phillips (TOTO/Mike Oldfield) and Ernest Tibbs (Protocol) talking about the album.

Says John Payne (Vocalist on IMP III, IV, V, VI, VII), “I feel as a part of the Intelligent Music Project family. I am proud to say that I’ve been one of the main singers of Intelligent Music Project – I’ve done many albums with this project and I want you to look out for the new album, called ‘Miracles Beyond’ – it’s coming out shortly! This project started with little seeds, and now it’s growing and growing and the players again are wonderful. I know that lyrically even though Milen, who writes all the songs, it’s not his native language, but his grasp of the English language is probably a lot better than many English and American people I know. The songs are great, it’s an interesting album, there is some pretty rocky stuff on this one, and I see influences from bands like Queen, progressive music, pop music and really deep meaning songs.”

Says Simon Phillips (Drummer on IMP II, III, IV, V, VII, VIII), “As with any project that repeats and makes more than one album, it changes. The style evolves, it becomes stronger and that is what I believe has happened with Intelligent Music Project.”

Ernest Tibbs (Bass player on IMP IV & VIII) adds, “Simon and I, we’ve been playing together for many years and Simon invited me to be a part of the project a second time. The vocal tunes are richer now, I enjoy the vocals, I enjoy the compositions, just beautiful! I would like to see the record released, so that more people can hear music like this. It’s harmonically very adventurous, and it’s still very listenable.”

Watch the promotional video: https://we.tl/t-DCcKqtjfZ7

Listen to the first single of the album “Shine for You,” to preview the musical journey that awaits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=879i-dOvKjI

Intelligent Music Project is a Bulgarian supergroup with an exceptionally international line-up, created in 2011 by Bulgarian businessman, philanthropist, and arts patron Dr. Milen Vrabevski, who is not only the project’s producer but also the composer of the band’s music and lyrics.


Dr. Milen Vrabevski

The album will be out on May 15th. Everyone will be able to order it from www.intelligent-music.com and listen to it on all musical platforms.

For more information:
Amazon: https://music.amazon.de/albums/B0CXQT3RG2
iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/shine-for-you-single/1735347687
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/558843472
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3yg8mOoOWXgWfl07tSxEJ7
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=879i-dOvKjI&feature=youtu.be

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

5/08/2024

YES Legend Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks Release New Album “TRUE” on August 23rd, Debut Single and Video Premiere Mid-June!

After a highly successful 2023 tour with The Band Geeks, Jon Anderson decided to expand the creative partnership with the band to create new material for a potential new studio album. The result of this effort is “TRUE” which will be released on August 23 by Jon’s new label, Frontiers Music. The 9-song album will be a welcome gift to all fans of Jon’s 40 years as lead vocalist of the multi platinum Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee YES. The album’s collection of songs harkens back to YES’s classic 70’s sounds as well as to their latter day success with the album “90125”. The album’s release will be preceded by 2 singles and videos, the first arriving mid June for the song “Shine On”. The album was co-produced, engineered, and mixed by Band Geek bassist and musical director Richie Castellano.

Jon and The Band Geeks embark on their summer 2024 tour starting May 30th in New Brunswick, NJ.  The tour will encompass three legs and will run through September. Additional September dates will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

See below for the current tour dates:

5/30/2024 - Thursday - New Brunswick, NJ - State Theatre
6/1/2024 - Saturday - Englewood, NJ - Bergen PAC
6/3/2024 - Monday - Rochester, NY - Kodak Center Theatre
6/6/2024 - Thursday - Albany, NY - Hart Theatre
6/8/2024 - Saturday - Hammondsport, NY - Point of The Bluff Concert Pavilion
6/13/2024 - Thursday - Chicago, IL - Copernicus
6/15/2024 - Saturday - St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
6/18/2024 - Tuesday - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theater
6/20/2024 - Thursday - Hershey, PA - Hershey Theatre
6/22/2024 - Saturday - Concord, NH - Capitol Center for the Arts
6/25/2024 - Tuesday - Boston, MA - Shubert Theatre
6/27/2024 - Thursday - Ridgefield, CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
7/21/2024 - Sunday - Patchogue, NY - Great South Bay Music Festival
7/24/2024 - Wednesday - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium*
7/27/2024 - Saturday - Peachtree City, GA - Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre
7/30/2024 - Tuesday - Camdenton, MO - Ozarks Amphitheater*
8/2/2024 - Friday - Bonner Springs, KS - Azura Amphitheater*
8/4/2024 - Sunday - La Vista, NE - The Astro Outdoors*
8/7/2024 - Wednesday - Waite Park, MN - The Ledge Amphitheater*
8/10/2024 - Saturday - Denver, CO - Paramount
8/14/2024 - Wednesday - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
8/16/2024 - Friday - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center
*w/Special Guests The Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer

9/13/2024 Friday Glenside PA Keswick Theatre
9/15/2024 Sunday Glenside PA Keswick Theatre


photo by Deborah Anderson

For more information:
Jon Anderson’s official website: www.JonAnderson.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheJonAnderson/
Band Geek official website: https://richiecastellano.com/bandgeek/

Jon Anderson YES Epics and Classics:
Website: http://jonandersonyesepicsandclassics.com/
Facebook: Jon Anderson YES Epics & Classics - https://www.facebook.com/jonandersonyesepicsandclassics/
Twitter: @JonYesEpic
Instagram: @jonandersonyesepicsandclassics
TikTok: @JonAndersonYESEpic
YouTube: Jon Anderson YES Epics & Classics - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIvSkw_3SAs1Yy2Ro68GzLw

Management:
Larry Mazer
Entertainment Services Unlimited
One Echelon Plaza, 227 Laurel Road, Suite 106
Voorhees, NJ 08043
P - 856.751.2223
C- 856-816-2820

AGENT:
Steve Schenck | TKO
141 Halstead Avenue | 4th Fl.  Mamaroneck, NY  10543
PH: 914-346-8938
email: steveschenck@tkoco.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

5/03/2024

Prog Ensemble Circuline Releases Official Video For New Single “All”

Prog ensemble Circuline’s 2024 “C.O.R.E.” Virtual Tour began Friday, January 12th, 2024, and will consist of 57 events in 48 weeks, with Single releases, Lyric videos, Official videos, “Behind the Scenes” videos, and Livestream Q&A events where the band is able to connect with their fans around the world.

Says keyboardist Andrew Colyer, “With this international virtual tour, we have two goals: 1.) We want to get our music exposed to as many people as possible, to continue to grow our fan base worldwide. 2.) We want to deepen our relationships with the fans who are the most passionate. Releasing singles, lyric videos, and Official Videos accomplishes the first goal, and by doing these in-depth, ‘Behind the Scenes’ videos, we accomplish the second goal. Packaging everything together into a single 12-month celebration of the new album will hopefully capture more attention for future opportunities for live performing and touring, with this fantastic new lineup.”

For this Official Video for “All”, it’s the third single off the new album, and also the 100th video the band produced on their YouTube channel! They are continuing to present themselves in a new way, as a reinvigorated band, with new members and a new sound. Circuline is excited for people to see who they have evolved into. Says Andrew, “We are so lucky and grateful to have the multi-talented Dave Bainbridge and Shelby Logan Warne as musicians and producers as part of our team, and this video shows us together as a band, the way we  are when performing live.  Producing this soundstage performance music video was the best thing that we could think of, so that fans, industry professionals, booking agents, and festival promoters could see us in a new light.”

Watch:
Link to “All” Official Video:  https://youtu.be/oDu2WpSS1x0
Link to “All” Lyric Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZApISwIbVo
Link to “Story Behind the Song” [Season 3, Episode 3]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVVReHiJLt4
Link to “Gear Behind the Music” [Season 3, Episode 3]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTixaekesQg
Link to “Behind the Official Video” [Season 3, Episode 2]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEMiN7rcqNI
Link to “LiveStream Q&A #2” [Season 3, Episode 2]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZNo3H_9Les

Says Andrew about the new video, “I had worked with Don Chaffin of DCity Productions twice before, with the progressive metal band Awaken. Don and his team are amazing, so I knew that they would do a great job of capturing our personalities, as well as the intensity of our music, and translate that with the editing into something cinematic that we could be proud of.  We got the entire band here for a week in August 2023, and shot six Official Music Videos in five days!  For this particular video, we chose to shoot on Don’s soundstage, with some concert-style lighting and fog machines. This is one of the more “progressive” songs on the record, so it was really nice to have the crew doing closeups during the extended instrumental section of the song.  When we shot this video, we were playing to the rough mix of the song, and Dave was actually improvising some of his guitar parts, which were not fully flushed out for the record.  When we recorded his final tracks, we used the B-roll that his wife Sharon filmed, so Dave could record the guitar parts that he had created during the video shoot!  We had a ton of fun that day, and discussed all the details in our “Behind the Official Video” episodes. We got the entire band here for a week in August 2023, and shot six Official Music Videos in five days!  The rest of the videos for this 2024 CORE Virtual Tour are being produced in other creative ways.  We’ve had so much fun creating all of the videos for this Virtual Tour - we’ve been “on location” in basement dungeons, on rivers, in parking lots, and on soundstage studios.   This has been a lot of work, and a ton of fun!  We hope the fans enjoy it.”

Six years in the making, Circuline’s new album “C.O.R.E.”, released on the Inner Nova Music label on Friday, September 20th, 2024, will be available as an album of eight tracks available in a gatefold digipak CD, with an eight-page booklet of lyrics and liner notes. The album explores themes in romantic relationships, surviving abuse, finding one’s own personal power, and the turbulent times in which we live.

Circuline has a new lineup, with new band members Shelby Logan Warne (Kyros) on bass and vocals, and Dave Bainbridge on guitars (Strawbs, IONA, Lifesigns). Guest Artist Joe Deninzon (Kansas, Stratospheerius) on electric violin. Keyboardist/vocalist Andrew Colyer (Robert Berry’s 3.2 Band, The Tubes), drummer Darin Brannon (Downing Grey, Surface Tension), and lead vocalist Natalie Brown (Evita, Rocky Horror Picture Show) complete the band’s lineup.

Number #1 in Portugal. Top 10 in Japan. Prog-Award Nominated. Global Music Award Winning. With sales in 23 countries, Circuline’s fan base is growing daily. The band has toured with Glass Hammer, repeatedly co-headlined the three-day Sonic Voyage Festival, and toured England opening for IO Earth. Circuline has performed at the International Rites of Spring festival (RoSfest), Philadelphia's Liberty Music Fest, Chicago’s Progtoberfest, New Jersey’s ProgStock, and England’s Harmonix Festival.

CORE Virtual Tour Dates:
Friday, May 3rd - Song #3 - Official Video
Friday, May 10th - Song #3 - Behind the Official Video
Saturday, May 11th - Song #3 - Livestream Q&A  (Sunday is Mother’s Day)
Friday, May 17th - Song #4 - Single Release
Friday, May 24th - Song #4 - Gear Behind the Music
Friday, May 31st - Song #4 - Lyric Video
Friday, June 7th - Song #4 - Story Behind the Song
Friday, June 14th - Song #4 - Official Video
Friday, June 21st - Song #4 - Behind the Official Video
Sunday, June 23rd - Song #4 - Livestream Q&A
Friday, June 28th - Song #5 - Single Release
Friday, July 5th - Song #5 - Gear Behind the Music
Friday, July 12th - Song #5 - Lyric Video
Friday, July 19th - Song #5- Story Behind the Song
Friday, July 26th - Song #5 - Official Video
Friday, August 2nd - Song #5 - Behind the Official Video
Sunday, August 4th - Song #5 - Livestream Q&A
Friday, August 9th - Song #6 - Single Release
Friday, August 16th - Song #6 - Gear Behind the Music
Friday, August 23rd - Song #6 - Lyric Video
Friday, August 30th - Song #6 - Story Behind the Song
Friday, September 6th - Song #6 - Official Video
Friday, September 13 - Song #6 - Behind the Official Video
Sunday, September 15th - Song #6 - Livestream Q&A
Friday, September 20th - Album Release Day!
Friday, September 20th - Song #7 - Single Release
Saturday, September 21st - Album Release Livestream
Friday, September 27th - Song #7 - Gear Behind the Music
Friday, October 4th - Song #7 - Lyric Video
Friday, October 11th - Song #7 - Story Behind the Song
Friday, October 18th - Song #7 - Official Video
Friday, October 25th - Song #7 - Behind the Official Video
Sunday, October 27th - Song #7 - Livestream Q&A
Friday, November 1st - Song #8 - Single Release
Friday, November 8th - Song #8 - Gear Behind the Music
Friday, November 15th - Song #8 - Lyric Video
Friday, November 22nd - Song #8 - Story Behind the Song
Friday, November 29th - Song #8 - Official Video
Friday, December 6th - Song #8 - Behind the Official Video
Sunday, December 8th - Song #8 - Livestream Q&A

Watch the album launch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ckt6SKkIoM

To purchase: www.CirculineCORE.com

For more information:
Website: https://circulinemusic.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CirculineMusic
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/circulinemusic/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/circulinemusic
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/CirculineProgRock

Press Inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1 (828) 350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Dutch Music Legends Focus Announce New Studio Album “FOCUS 12” Available July 5, 2024

Spirit of Unicorn Music are pleased to announce the forthcoming release of “FOCUS 12”, the brand new studio album from Focus.

Founded by Thijs van Leer, Focus have been at the forefront of the progressive music movement since 1969, yet they still continue to deliver engaging, innovative and skillfully crafted music. “FOCUS 12” exemplifies this and proves why they are still a firm fan favourite, the world over.

For Thijs van Leer (75) and Pierre van der Linden (78), age is nothing more than a number. Both continue to contribute to Focus with a passion. Thijs, who has written the majority of the new album, rises at 4.30 am every day in order to work on his compositions. Whilst the album boasts some of Pierre’s greatest and most energetic drum sequences to date.

Allowing the younger guard to take the audio reins for the first time, “FOCUS 12” is produced by band members Udo Pannekeet and Menno Gootjes, who also contribute two compositions on the album.

Thijs commented “How beautiful life can be when a band plays so easily and so together.”

“FOCUS 12” was recorded at the world-renowned Wisseloord Studios, in the band’s native country of the Netherlands. A first for Focus, the album features a completely improvised piece which was captured as it spontaneously took place in the studio, during the recording process. Thus, proving that more than 50 years on, the band are still excited by undertaking something new and different.

Van Leer continues, “Thanks Pierre, Udo and Menno for so much musical passion!”

The band continues their long association with legendary artist Roger Dean whose stunning artwork graces the front cover and packaging. The vinyl version features a stunning gatefold sleeve.

Focus continues to be one of the hardest working rock bands on the planet, regularly touring the globe playing live. This July, they undertake a string of live dates across the USA and Canada, as part of Asia’s Heat Of The Moment Tour.

Thijs van Leer concludes, “After all these years, Focus is in the here and now; the triumph of survival!”

FOCUS 12” by Focus can be pre-ordered here: https://burningshed.com/store/focus

Track Listing:

1. Fjord Focus
2. Focus 13
3. Béla
4. Meta Indefinita
5. All Aboard
6. Born To Be You
7. Nura
8. Bowie
9. Positano
10. Gaia

Focus are:

Thijs van Leer: Flute, Organ, Piano, Synths
Menno Gootjes: Guitars, Piano, Synths
Pierre van der Linden: Drums
Udo Pannekeet: Bass, Synths, Programming

Produced by Menno Gootjes and Udo Pannekeet
Recorded by Danny Sykes, Udo Pannekeet and Geert Scheijgrond at Wisseloord Studios and Wedgeview Studios, Netherlands
Mixed by Udo Pannekeet
Mastered by Sander van der Heide

Heat Of The Moment 2024 Tour Dates:

Wednesday, July 3: Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
Thursday, July 4: Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, ON
Saturday, July 6: Chevalier Theatre, Medford, MA
Sunday, July 7: The Paramount, Huntingdon, NY
Tuesday, July 9: Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ
Wednesday, July 10: Count Basie Center, Red Bank, NJ
Friday, July 12: Tropicana Showroom, Atlantic City, NJ
Saturday, July 13: Wind Creek Event Center, Bethlehem, PA
Sunday, July 14: American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA
Tuesday, July 16: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, SC
Wednesday, July 17: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Thursday, July 18: Columbia County Performing Arts Center, Evans, GA
Saturday, July 20: Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
Sunday, July 21: Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Pompano Beach, FL
Monday, July 22: Seminole Hard Rock, Tampa, FL
Wednesday, July 24: North Charleston PAC, North Charleston, SC
Thursday, July 25: Macon City Auditorium, Macon, GA
Friday, July 26: Saenger Theatre, Mobile, AL
Sunday, July 28: VBC Mark Smith Concert Hall, Huntsville, AL
Tuesday, July 30: The Arcada Theatre, St Charles, IL
Wednesday, July 31: The Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Ewing at TASK Agency, for Spirit Of Unicorn Music
sarah@taskagency.co.uk

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

4/23/2024

The Heat Of The Moment Tour Featuring Rock Legends Asia, Focus, Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash, Curved Air and MC’d by Artist Roger Dean - Summer 2024

Asia is absolutely delighted to announce The Heat of The Moment Tour, headlined by Asia and also featuring Focus, Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash and Curved Air and MC’d by artist Roger Dean.

The tour will commence on 3rd July 2024 and will incorporate 21 dates across the USA and Canada.

The tour has been masterminded by rock music keyboard legend and original Asia member, Geoff Downes (Buggles, Asia, Yes).

Asia was the biggest selling album of 1982, number 1 on Billboard for 9 weeks and pioneers of the MTV era! Downes’ brand new iteration of Asia first began to evolve last Summer, at the concert held in memory of late lead singer, songwriter and bassist, John Wetton (King Crimson, Roxy Music, Uriah Heep, Wishbone Ash, UK, Asia, John Wetton Band, Icon). Downes invited old friend John Mitchell (It Bites, Frost*, Lonely Robot, Kino, John Wetton Band, Icon) and new-comer Harry Whitley to join him on stage to celebrate Wetton’s life by performing some of the classic Asia hits. Such was the uproarious reception to their set, that Downes wondered if something magical was beginning to take shape.

“And so it was that the John Wetton tribute last August really reminded me how much Asia’s music belongs on the stage. The response to it all was literally…spine-tingling.”

Downes’ new-look Asia will once again feature Mitchell on guitars and Whitley on lead vocal and bass. The quartet will be made complete by the addition of Virgil Donati (UK, Southern Sons, Steve Vai, Allan Holdsworth) on drums.

Downes continues, “With the addition of Virgil Donati & John Mitchell, two of the finest musicians in the world in their respective classes, this is almost going full circle bearing in mind their previous close collaborations with John W. Completing this circle is also the amazing Harry Whitley who absolutely floored the audience with his incredible vocal interpretation of the Asia songs that John W and I so lovingly wrote over the years.”

The tour will also feature sets from other classic acts, Focus, Martin Turner ex Wishbone Ash and Curved Air. All three support acts boast their founder bandleaders and have deservedly attained the status of legend.

Focus will be releasing a brand new studio album later in 2024. Led by the indomitable Sir Thijs van Leer, featuring original 1970’s drummer Pierre Van Der Linden, plus the virtuoso talents of Menno Gootjes on guitar and Udo Pannekeet on bass.

Martin Turner was lead vocalist, bassist, founding member and creative force behind 70’s rock music behemoth Wishbone Ash, best known for such classic albums as Argus and Pilgrimage.

Formed in 1970, Curved Air are one of the founders of progressive rock and a retrospective collection of their most influential and ground-breaking material is currently in the planning stages. Sonja Kristina (vocals) and Kirby Gregory (guitar) will treat audiences to an acoustic set featuring some of the band’s most memorable musical moments. They will be joined by violinist Grzegorz Gadziomski.

Each performance on the tour will be MC’d by legendary artist Roger Dean. For so many, Dean’s artwork is synonymous with the music of the time and stands to represent the very best of British rock music.

The final word goes to Geoff Downes, “I am convinced that John (Wetton’s) spirit is with us as we set out on this new adventure. After all, it is the Year of the Dragon - just as it was in 1982, when we released our first Asia album. It’s as though it was meant to be. Looking forward to seeing you there, my friends – bring it on!”


Heat Of The Moment 2024 Tour Dates:

Wednesday, July 3: Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield, CT
Thursday, July 4: Fallsview Casino, Niagara Falls, ON
Saturday, July 6: Chevalier Theatre, Medford, MA
Sunday, July 7: The Paramount, Huntingdon, NY
Tuesday, July 9: Bergen Performing Arts Center, Englewood, NJ
Wednesday, July 10: Count Basie Center, Red Bank, NJ
Friday, July 12: Tropicana Showroom, Atlantic City, NJ
Saturday, July 13: Wind Creek Event Center, Bethlehem, PA
Sunday, July 14: American Music Theatre, Lancaster, PA
Tuesday, July 16: Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium, Spartanburg, SC
Wednesday, July 17: Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
Thursday, July 18: Columbia County Performing Arts Center, Evans, GA
Saturday, July 20: Hard Rock Live, Orlando, FL
Sunday, July 21: Pompano Beach Amphitheater, Pompano Beach, FL
Monday, July 22: Seminole Hard Rock, Tampa, FL
Wednesday, July 24: North Charleston PAC, North Charleston, SC
Thursday, July 25: Macon City Auditorium, Macon, GA
Friday, July 26: Saenger Theatre, Mobile, AL
Sunday, July 28: VBC Mark Smith Concert Hall, Huntsville, AL
Tuesday, July 30: The Arcada Theatre, St Charles, IL
Wednesday, July 31: The Pabst Theater, Milwaukee, WI

ASIA
Geoffrey Downes - Keyboards, Vocals
John Mitchell - Guitars, Vocals
Harry Whitley - Bass Guitar, Lead Vocal
Virgil Donati - Drums

FOCUS
Thijs van Leer - Hammond Organ, Flute, Vocals
Menno Gootjes - Guitars
Udo Pannekeet - Bass Guitar
Pierre van der Linden - Drums

MARTIN TURNER ex Wishbone Ash
Martin Turner - Bass guitar,Vocals
Danny Willson - Guitars, Vocals
Misha Nikolic - Guitars, Vocals
Sonny Flint - Drums

CURVED AIR
Sonja Kristina - Vocals
Kirby Gregory - Guitars
Grzegorz Gadziomski - Violin

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Ewing at TASK Agency, for QEDG Music Management
sarah@taskagency.co.uk

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

4/22/2024

Prog Ensemble Dario and the Clear Release Third Album “Banquet of Noise” Featuring King Crimson’s Trey Gunn

Multi-instrumentalist Dario and his prog ensemble, Dario and the Clear, have released “Banquet of Noise,” the third album in his pop, rock, progressive trilogy reflecting the world’s journey politically and socially over the last several years. The album marks the return of impressive collaborations with Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Eric Person (Ben Harper), Sue Leonard (back-up vocalist for k.d. lange), and experimental guitar player, Gabriel Marin, all of whom are ideal matches instrumentally for Dario’s diverse and expressive sound palette.

Says Dario, “‘Banquet of Noise’ is the last of what I call the trilogy. First album being ‘Optic Nerve’ followed by ‘Reflective Touch.’ ‘Banquet of Noise’ was to me a perfect ending for the trilogy. I started writing ‘Optic Nerve’ at the height of covid and when I finished that recording, I thought I was done with what I had to say… But that was not the case two weeks later and went back into the studio to work on ‘Optic Nerve.’ And then the same thing happened again. I thought I was done with what I had to say but then I worked on ‘Banquet of Noise.’ And the reason and the inspiration for the trilogy was really based on current events and just a constant bombardment of news and the chaos happening in the world. It was way too much for me to write about, so I had to keep writing the alms. It was non-stop for three and a half years.”

Watch the video for “Banquet of Noise”: https://youtu.be/_ztUR4W5-XQ?si=0KUOApWtM9qOIjM6


“The song ‘Recall’ is a wonderful honor and tribute to David Bowie.” - Steve Ball, Guitarist for Robert Fripp Guitar Ensemble, Founding Member, Guitar Circle Seattle

“With his Tom Waits-like grovel, Dario Saraceno - frontman of Dario and the Clear - combines the bluesy rhythms and pop-rock textures of Talking Heads, Blondie, and The Eurythmics on his latest cut, ‘Love Has Won.’ Natasha Coward’s searing, soulful vocals carry the track through its celebratory, and very danceable, climax.” - Jon Spano, Actor, Writer

“A good intro and ‘Recall’ delivers and immediately grabs you by the ear lobes. Dario Saraceno wastes no time from there immediately crashing the party and taking over. You better listen cause Dario’s got something to say as he commemorates the man who gave us ‘Ziggy Stardust,’ ‘Space Oddity’ and ‘Diamond Dogs.’” - Mike Gourley, Music Journalist

“The imagery that the song ‘Star-Crossed Lovers’ produced is absolutely brilliant. The strength, the power, the urgency, the struggles, the frustration, separation, and futility of the star-crossed lovers is conveyed magnificently both vocally and instrumentally by Dario and the legendary Sue Leonard. Their voices work in harmony, then trail off poignantly as the song ends. Truly these musicians are Masters of their Craft. More, please.” - D.J. Toby Chicago, “Rocking the Universe Weird Sisters Radio”

Dario was born in Ripacandida, Italy and moved to London, England during the height of Beatlemania. After his mom took him to see the Beatles at an outdoor concert, he was profoundly influenced and became infatuated with becoming a musician.

Fast forward to his teenage years and music became reality when he purchased his first guitar.  Dario took an unusual approach. When most musicians were aspiring to play covers, Dario was immediately drawn to writing original music and spent time learning multi-track recording.

After graduating Berklee College of Music, Dario toured with his band, Decoy and worked as a session guitarist, touring and teaching. His instructional book, “The Shapes Remain the Same” was published in 2010. After his Decoy project came to a close, Dario went solo, starting a new band he named Dario and the Clear. Dario and the Clear has released seven albums since 2011. After the release of his previous album, “Optic Nerve,” the creative muse continued to provide inspiration for a new body of work that he named “Reflective Touch.”

To purchase: https://darioandtheclear4.bandcamp.com/

For more information:
https://darioandtheclear4.bandcamp.com/album/reflective-touch
https://music.apple.com/us/artist/dario-and-the-clear/430371436
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ts7uemMlxXA

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

4/17/2024

Prog Ensemble Cymbalic Encounters Featuring Drummer Mark Murdock To Release African Inspired New Album “Afrika Mandalika”

Cymbalic Encounters displays its ‘world music’ side with the release of “Afrika Mandalika,” which features nine original progressive rock songs with an African twist of classic tribal and healing chants with rhythmical drums samples to offer authenticity to the tracks. Including titles like; “Rains of Waimba,” “Voodoo Supermarket” and even “Black Magic.”

Along with drummer Mark Murdock, guitarist Fernando Perdomo appears on a few songs like the upbeat opener, “The Fire Merchants” and “Festival of Miracles,” an instrumental which also features Joe Berger on guitar.

Also contributing are vocalist Tim Pepper from the U.K., who was also greatly influenced by Peter Gabriel’s work with Yassou N’Dour. Further accompanying Mark are Japanese bassist, Kenta Shimokuni and Mark’s son, Preston on guitar.

Watch “Afrika Mandalika” Promotional Video: https://youtu.be/C-nz7sZMoUw?si=07Tv6lo8gTd7V1au

Afrika Mandalika” track list:
The Fire Merchants
Rains of Waimba
Black Magic
Sacred Trees
Shadows from the Past
Festival of Miracles
Voodoo Supermarket
Windows and Skies
Surrounding Shadows

Produced, Mixed and Mastered by Mark Murdock at Off-Shore Recordings Tokyo
Eventide Reverb, Delay, EQ and compression settings by Beam Audio N.Y.C, Joe Berger

All words and music composed by Mark Murdock - Copyright 2024

To purchase: https://cymbalicencounters.bandcamp.com/album/afrika-mandalika

Contact: cymbalicencounters@gmail.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

4/15/2024

Tin Drum Family Band Feat. Ambrosia Members Burleigh Drummond and Mary Harris Releases New Album “Emerson Street”

Featuring Keith Emerson guitarist Mark Bonilla!

The Tin Drum Family Band was born out of an unlikely space that Covid provided the Drummond family. Burleigh Drummond and Mary Harris, married for 40 years and longtime veterans of the music world, recording and touring with Ambrosia, Tin Drum, Jimmy Buffet, Animal Logic, The Lost Dogs, Mighty Mo Rodgers, etc., were suddenly home and reunited with their grown children Burleigh M. Drummond (Micky) and Sierra Drummond.

Both son and daughter brought forth their own creativity, having become accomplished writers and musicians in their own right. So, four musicians stuck in the same house/studio, what do you do? You play in a band and record an album that the whole family contributes to, in a place that helped sustain and inspire you.

One idea led to another and soon a collection of songs took place that reflected not only the loss of loved ones but the encouragement and support those loved ones showed towards this music. So out of life’s tragedies came the birth of something beautiful, the TIN DRUM FAMILY BAND and their first release “Emerson Street,” the place where both son and daughter were raised and still exists today.

Joining the family on this album are other family members David Harris and John Wood, and our favorite musicians Marc Bonilla, best known for his work with keyboard legend Keith Emerson, and Devon Geyer. The group is already starting a new collection of songs and is receiving offers for live performances this coming summer.

Their debut album “Emerson Street” is now available everywhere you stream music and also to purchase as a physical copy! The physical copy is NOW AVAILABLE for purchase on our online store. The album features 12 tracks, written by all 4 family members, and traces the loss and love they’ve experienced both individually and as a family unit.

Burleigh Drummond is an American drummer, percussionist, producer, songwriter, and singer. He is a founding member and the only drummer/percussionist for the five-time Grammy Award nominated band Ambrosia. He performs onstage in the band with his wife and fellow band member Mary Harris, and the couple are also both active members of Bill Champlin’s Wunderground and their own band Tin Drum. Drummond recorded on every Ambrosia record from 1970 to the present, and toured internationally with the band throughout its history.

Drummond and his wife, Mary Harris, formed the band Tin Drum in the 1990s, and have released three albums. Harris and Drummond, who married in 1983, have performed together onstage with Ambrosia and Tin Drum. Burleigh has also performed and recorded with Alan Parsons, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Frank Zappa, Michael McDonald, Mighty Mo Rodgers, Dave Mason, etc. But his favorite musical experience is the TIN DRUM FAMILY BAND!!!!!!

Tracklist:
1 I FALL DOWN (4:02)
2 HOLD ON (3:25)
3 BRING YOUR BODY (3:22)
4THE DEEP END (4:00)
5 HUMMINGBIRD (3:02)
6 WALK OF LIFE (3:39)
7 SILK (3:58)
8 SALT CREEK (5:30)
9 SIGNS (3:46)
10 NEVER FAR FROM HOME (3:18)
11 MOM (3:04)
12 MY SWEET LULLABY (4:55)

Produced by The Tin Drum Family Band
Engineered by Burleigh G. Drummond
Mastering by Tom Weir
Recorded at Tin Drum Studios, Thousand Oaks, CA
Photography by Kira Drummond & Company
Album Design by Chanda Drummond
Publishing: Burleigh G. Drummond & Mary Harris
Burleigh MarHar Music (ASCAP) 2023
for more publishing info visit
www.tindrummusic.com

Contact: Burleigh@Tindrummusic.com

This collection of songs is dedicated in
loving memory to
Roberta “Bobbie” Harris,
Jack Adam Harris,
Darcie Michelle Peña, and
Coda Drummond.

We miss you every day

To purchase:
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/2df3dBs92bgKkuPkGRwsmr?si=L3MVD5QETYS38V_aaFeJLQ
SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/tindrummusic/i-fall-down?in=tindrummusic/sets/tin-drum-family-band-emerson-street
CD PURCHASE: https://www.tindrummusic.com/

For more information:
WEBSITE: https://www.tindrummusic.com/thetindrumfamilyband
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/TinDrumBand
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/tindrum.music/
https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/tindrumfamilyband/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

4/10/2024

Tu-Ner Featuring King Crimson Members To Release Live Album “Tu-Ner For Lovers” and Tour North America in May 2024!

7D Media is thrilled to announce the upcoming release of “Tu-Ner for Lovers,” a new CD from the ensemble of Pat Mastelotto and Trey Gunn (best known for their work with King Crimson) and Markus Reuter. Scheduled for release on May 3rd, this album is a prelude to the much-anticipated US Tu-Ner tour in May.

“Tu-Ner for Lovers” is taken from their live shows in 2023. It weaves together an immersive audioscape that blends the churning rhythms of Mastelotto, the dripping touch guitar layers of Reuter, and the seductive Warr Guitar of Gunn.

“‘Tu-Ner for Lovers’ is not just music; it’s an invitation to experience love and intimacy through a progressive rock prism and a wonderful precursor to their live performances.”

SPECIAL NOTE: Each week we will be uploading a new track to this album until its final release on May 3, 2024.

For updated tour info go here: Tu-Ner.com
May 9 - Phoenix, AZ (The Rhythm Room)
May 10 - San Marcos, CA (The Bornemann Theater)
May 11 - Los Angeles, CA (The Baked Potato)
May 12 - Los Angeles, CA (The Baked Potato)
May 14 - Mill Valley, CA (Sweetwater Hall)
May 16 - Stockton, CA (Haggin Museum)
May 18 - Arcata, CA (Arcata Playhouse)
May 20 - Eugene, OR (WOW Hall)
May 22 - Portland, OR (Alberta Abbey)
May 23 - Seattle, WA (Triple Door)
May 25 - Vashon Island, WA (Open Space Arts Center)
May 26 - Vancouver, BC - (BlueShore Financial Centre for Performing Arts)
May 30 - Redding, CA (The Dip)

Pat Mastelotto - Very rarely does a drummer go on to forge the most successful career on the demise of their former hit band. Phil Collins and Dave Grohl have managed it, and so too has Pat Mastelotto, a self-taught drummer from Northern California, who has also been involved with pushing the envelope of electronic drumming. Pat has spent a lifetime jumping genres from pop, to prog, to electronica to world music with – among others – Mr. Mister, XTC, David Sylvian, The Rembrandts, Kimmo Pohjonen, and for the last 25 years with King Crimson and Stick Men.

Markus Reuter is a composer, guitarist, and producer. He began his musical journey as a composer before delving into Robert Fripp’s Guitar Craft, mastering the Chapman Stick, and eventually transitioning to the U8 Touch Guitar. Reuter has released numerous solo albums and has collaborated extensively with various musicians. He holds a prominent position in the experimental band Anchor and Burden and forms the duo Tuner with Pat. Additionally, he was a member of Europa String Choir and has worked alongside notable artists such as Gary Husband, Robert Rich, J. Peter Schwalm, Mark Wingfield, and many others. Reuter's versatility is evident through his involvement in Devin Townsend’s touring band. Notably, he also performs in power trios including Stick Men with Pat and Tony Levin, TRUCE with Asaf Sirkis and Fabio Trentini, and Markus Reuter/Tim Motzer/Kenny Grohowski.

Trey Gunn, the extraordinary Warr guitarist and musician, has left an indelible mark on the world of progressive and experimental music. Renowned for his virtuosic talent, he has graced the stages and recording studios with legendary acts such as King Crimson, David Sylvian, Robert Fripp, Brian Eno, Happy Rhodes, Puscifer, Tool and John Paul Jones, contributing his unique blend of mesmerizing and innovative playing. As the founder of the esteemed 7D Media record label, Gunn continues to be a guiding force in curating exceptional musical experiences. Trey Gunn’s visionary artistry and unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of sound make him a true luminary in the realm of progressive music.

TREY GUNN - Warr guitar
PAT MASTELOTTO - drums, electronics
MARKUS REUTER - touch guitar

All pieces by Gunn/Mastelotto/Reuter
Recorded live 2023

Mixed & Mastered by Erik Emil Eskildsen
Recorded by Robert Frazza
booking by Leonardo Pavkovic (MoonJune)

Released May 3, 2024

To pre-order: https://7dmedia.com/tuner-4-lovers

For more information:
Band website: https://tu-ner.com/
Album url: https://7dmedia.com/tu-ner-t-1

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

4/09/2024

Prog Legends Nektar’s “Recycled” 5CD Remastered and Expanded Box Set Released March 29, 2024

• NEW 5CD REMASTERED AND EXPANDED EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC ALBUM

• NEWLY REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL MASTER TAPES.

• FEATURING AN ADDITIONAL 32 TRACKS INCLUDING THE FIRST MIX OF THE ALBUM BY GEOFF EMERICK, ALONG WITH THREE CDS OF LIVE CONCERT RECORDINGS FROM MASSEY HALL, TORONTO AND CALDERONE CONCERT HALL, LONG ISLAND ON THE 1976 RECYCLED TOUR

• WITH ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET AND NEW ESSAY

First released in October 1975, Nektar’s “Recycled” was a conceptual work about the concerns of the impact of pollution and environmental damage to the earth and was recorded at the Chateau d’Herouville in France and at AIR Studios in London with sessions engineered by Geoff Emerick.

The album was also significant for the guest appearance of synthesizer player Larry Fast (of Synergy, who was later to work with Peter Gabriel). “Recycled” became another hit in Germany and the USA and spawned a long US and Canadian tour. The message of the album is arguably more pertinent than it was at the time of its original release and remains one of Nektar’s most highly regarded works.

This new 5CD edition features a newly remastered version of the album along with two rare single edits, a discarded early mix of the album by Geoff Emerick and an additional three CDs of live recordings from concerts at Massey Hall, Toronto and Calderone Concert Hall in Long Island on the band’s 1976 “Recycled” tour. The set also features an illustrated book and is a fine celebration of a progressive rock classic.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE
Recycled – 2024 Remaster
1 Recycle
2 Cybernetic Consumption
3 Recycle Countdown
4 Automaton Horrorscope
5 Recycling
6 Flight to Reality
7 Unendless Imaginations
8 Sao Paulo Sunrise
9 Costa Del Sol
10 Marvellous Moses
11 It’s All Over
Bonus tracks
12 Flight to Reality (single version)
13 It’s All Over (single version)

DISC TWO
Recycled – Original Geoff Emerick mix 1975 – 2024 Remaster
1 Recycle
2 Cybernetic Consumption
3 Recycle Countdown
4 Automaton Horrorscope
5 Recycling
6 Flight to Reality
7 Unendless Imaginations
8 Sao Paulo Sunrise
9 Costa Del Sol
10 Marvellous Moses
11 It’s All Over

DISC THREE
Live at Massey Hall, Toronto – 26 May 1976 – Previously unreleased
1 Sao Paulo Sunrise
2 Marvellous Moses
3 It’s All Over
4 Patch
5 Listen
6 Smile
7 Recycled
8 1-2-3-4
9 Let it Grow

DISC FOUR
Live at Calderone Concert Hall, Long Island, USA – 24 July 1975 – Previously unreleased
1 A Tab in the Ocean
2 Remember the Future Part One
3 Sao Paulo Sunrise
4 Marvellous Moses
5 It’s All Over

DISC FIVE
Live at Calderone Concert Hall, Long Island, USA – 24 July 1975 – Previously unreleased
1 Patch
2 Listen
3 Smile / Lonely Roads
4 Recycled
5 Let it Grow

To purchase: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/nektar-recycled-5cd-remastered-and-expanded-box-set/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

4/08/2024

Be-Bop Deluxe Legend Bill Nelson’s Unreleased Album “Powertron” Available May 3, 2024!

Recorded in 2016, “Powertron” has languished in the Bill Nelson archives for eight years.

A potent collection of twelve pieces that highlight Nelson’s prowess and invention as a guitarist.

Its genesis came whilst recording tracks for ‘The Jewel’ album. Amongst these was a track titled ‘Drive Shaft’ which I considered too brash for ‘The Jewel’, but too good to abandon. I decided to create a suitable album to house ‘Drive Shaft’ and ‘Powertron’ was the result. It’s an album of left-field rock songs, mainly vocal but layered with loud and edgy guitars. It will appeal to those who enjoy the wilder side of my work.” - Bill Nelson

Track list:
01) Fascinating Noise
02) A River On The Edge Of Time
03) Dreams And Smoke (Flow With The River)
04) The Moon Came In My Window
05) Where's The Wonder?
06) Loose Chippings
07) When I Don't Feel Blue
08) Moments In The Day
09) Fair Winds And Steam Machines
10) Sailing My Boat
11) Laughing Sailors, Raging Seas
12) Drive Shaft

To pre-order CD in jewel case: https://burningshed.com/store/billnelson/bill-nelson_powertron_cd

Also available:
Starlight Stories”: https://burningshed.com/store/billnelson/bill-nelson_starlight-stories_cd
All The Fun Of The Fair”: https://www.billnelson.com/fun-of-the-fair

Available as both physical CD (from Burning Shed) or as a digital download (from Bandcamp).

For more information: https://www.billnelson.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

4/05/2024

Prog Ensemble Cymbalic Encounters Featuring Drummer Mark Murdock To Release New Album “Eclipsis”

Cymbalic Encounters new album “Eclipsis” coincides with the solar eclipse of 2024. Guest artists include bassist Dave Sturt from Gong and Prog guitarist Fernando Perdomo.

Mark says, “There are some elements  of electronica that made their way onto some of the tracks, which modernize the 'Cymbalic' sound, yet the material still retains the 'Encounters' essence.”

Eclipsis” Track List:
The Penumbra Shadow
Echo, Delta, Charlie
At the Drop of the Bowler Hat
Afterlife Theme Park
Eclipsis
Futuristic Skylines
Electromagnetic Interference
Chinatown
Disruption of the Order
The Nectar of Immortality

Mark Murdock/drums/synthesizers/fretless bass synth
Fernando Perdomo/guitar on  1 & 3
Dave Sturt/fretless bass on 1 & 7
Joe Berger/lead guitar on 8, 9  & 10
Tim Pepper/vocal on 6
Charles Lambiase/fretless bass on 8, 9 & 10
Daniel Kubota/guitar on 4

Recorded in Cyber Space: Tokyo, NYC and the U.K.

All song  compositions by Mark Murdock
All Rights Reserved 2024

Eclipsis” is available on Bandcamp: https://cymbalicencounters.bandcamp.com/album/eclipsis

Contact: cymbalicencounters@gmail.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Guitarist Fernando Perdomo Announces New Solo Album “Self” CD and Digital Release – June 14, 2024

Spirit Of Unicorn Music are pleased to announce the release of ”Self”, the new solo album from guitarist Fernando Perdomo.

Perdomo is best known for being a member of The Dave Kerzner Band, Marshall Crenshaw’s touring band, as well as having a number of other side projects. He was also a featured guitarist in the movie Echo In The Canyon, where he plays alongside Jakob Dylan, Fiona Apple, Beck, Norah Jones and Brian Wilson.

However “Self” sees Perdomo take on all writing, performing and production duties himself, being solely responsible for the creation, evolution and recording of every note and lyric on the album. Perdomo comments “‘Self’ is not just an album. It is a definition of who I am. It is the most complete statement I have ever made as a recording artist.”

With influences as broad as Todd Rundgren, YES, Emitt Rhodes, Paul McCartney and Jason Falkner, this beautiful collection of songs is, at times both uplifting and self-reflective.  It displays Perdomo’s enviable versatility as a musician and songwriter. The album boasts pop/rock songs, melancholy ballads, flavors of Latin-tinged yacht rock through to finger style guitar and, of course, an eponymous epic prog composition.

Perdomo goes on to say “‘Self’ is the most eclectic album I have ever made. It is truly a full representation of what I can accomplish using the studio as an instrument of intense creativity and a tool for self-realization”.

“Self” is mixed and mastered by Grammy Award winning Zach Ziskin.

Watch the video for “Searching For Myself”: https://youtu.be/Gd9AWcsAHpA?si=HN0AHgHdK9PYbbHQ

Pre-orders for “Self” can be placed now via Cherry Red Records: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/fernando-perdomo-self-cd

photo by Myriam Santos

Track Listing:
1. Searching For Myself (4:11)
2. Who I Really Am (4:10)
3. Everything Leads To Now (2:54)
4. Optimist Prime (2:13)
5. Absolute Silence (2:21)
6. All Of Us Under The Same Moon (2:19)
7. Self (19:42)

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4/04/2024

KING CRIMSON Members JAKKO M. JAKSZYK & MEL COLLINS Share Stunning New Studio Recording Of The CRIMSON Classic “I TALK TO THE WIND!”

Los Angeles, CA – The music world has been buzzing ever since it was announced that an extraordinary collection of musicians would be recreating in its entirety King Crimson’s 1969 prog rock classic In The Court Of The Crimson King, including such luminaries as Todd Rundgren, Megadeth’s Chris Poland, Deep Purple's Ian Paice, Rainbow's Joe Lynn Turner, Dream Theater's James LaBrie, Cactus's Carmine Appice and others! Among this elite group are two artists who are perhaps closest to the King’s inner circle, vocalist/guitarist Jakko M. Jakszyk and saxophonist/flautist Mel Collins, who together with Jakko’s son Django Jakszyk, have teamed up for a powerful new rendering of In The Court Of The Crimson King’s most haunting track, the enchanting “I Talk To The Wind.”

Jakszyk and Collins are, in fact, long-time collaborators, having performed and recorded together numerous times in the hugely popular King Crimson offshoot 21st Century Schizoid Band as well as on Jakszyk’s solo albums. Their undeniable artistic chemistry shines through on this sumptuous track with Collins’s brilliant flute playing providing the perfect complement to Jakszyk’s otherworldly voice and guitar work with Django’s bass guitar rounding out the low end. It’s a thoroughly enchanting interplay between two artists who continue to keep the King Crimson legacy alive and well!

Stream/download the single: https://orcd.co/italktothewind

Set for release on April 19, Reimagining In The Court Of The Crimson King unites an astounding mix of musical virtuosos and creative collaborators that’s as eclectic and far-reaching as King Crimson’s own noble cortege. Guests include all of those mentioned above plus Marty Friedman, Steve Hillage, Alan Davey, Paul Rudolph, and Nik Turner! This is not just a tribute; it's a celebration and reinvention of a musical masterpiece, bringing together the past, present, and future of rock music. Don't miss this unparalleled musical journey!

Order the CD/Vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=reimagining+the+court&post_type=product
Pre-order/pre-save the digital: https://orcd.co/reimaginingthecourtofthecrimsonking

Also be sure to check out 21st Century Schizoid Band’s incredible live album Live In Japan, available as a CD/DVD package or on Vinyl!

Order the CD/DVD or Vinyl: https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=schizoid+band+live+in+japan&post_type=product

Reimagining In The Court Of The Crimson King Track List:
1. 21st Century Schizoid Man feat. Todd Rundgren, Arthur Brown, Mel Collins, Chris Poland & Ian Paice
2. I Talk To The Wind feat. Mel Collins, Django Jakszyk & Jakko M Jakszyk
3. Epitaph feat. Alan Davey, Paul Rudolph, Nik Turner, Adam Hamilton & Danny Faulkner
4. Moonchild feat. Joe Lynn Turner, Marty Friedman, Jah Wobble & Chester Thompson
5. The Court Of The Crimson King feat. James LaBrie, Carmine Appice & Steve Hillage
BONUS TRACKS [CD ONLY]
6. 21st Century Schizoid Man feat. Arthur Brown, Brian Auger, Chris Poland & Ian Paice
7. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Instrumental Version)

21st Century Schizoid Band - Live In Japan Track List:
1. Schizoid Intro
2. A Man, A City
3. Catfood
4. Let There Be Light
5. Progress
6. The Court Of The Crimson King
7. Formentera Lady
8. Ladies Of The Road
9. I Talk To The Wind
10. Epitaph
11. Birdman
12. 21st Century Schizoid Man

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glassonyonpr@gmail.com


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4/01/2024

Intelligent Music Project Featuring Joseph Williams, Simon Phillips, Carl Sentance and John Payne To Release Highly Anticipated Eighth Album “Miracles Beyond”

The new album,“Miracles Beyond” featuring members of TOTO, es-Asia, Nazareth and others, is dedicated to Free Spirits

Undoubtedly, Intelligent Music Project stands out as one of the most compelling rock projects in the music world over the last 12 years. During this time, the project has gifted their fans with 7 albums featuring the participation of world-famous, top-notch musicians, and they show no signs of slowing down.

Just a few days ago, Intelligent Music Project announced their eighth album, named “Miracles Beyond,” which will be officially released on May 15th this year. And it comes as no surprise that once again, there will be first-class rockstar presence.

How cool is it that the first song starts with the leading vocals of John Payne (ex-Asia) and Carl Sentance from Nazareth, the second song continues with the great Joseph Williams from TOTO, and the third one is presented by the producer’s favorite, Richard Grisman – one of the most beautiful rock voices in the UK.

And there’s more – the entire rhythm section is represented by two Grammy nominees: one of the best living drummers on the planet, Simon Phillips (TOTO, Protocol, The Who, Judas Priest) and Ernest Tibbs on the bass. Of course, these musicians maintain the high level of the album throughout its entirety, ensuring an exceptional listening experience from start to finish.

“The album’s dedicated to free spirits - the driving force of the progress of humanity. It’s a testament to the spirit of collaboration and the power of music to transcend boundaries. Musically, we offer a good example of what a super-group product should sound like. It's great to have all these musicians on board again. This is Simon Phillips’s 6th album with us, John Payne’s 5th, and Joseph Williams’s 4th. Such a star turnout is a special privilege for me, which again shows that we have another world-class product!” says Milen Vrabevski, MD, producer, songwriter, founder of the project, and the mastermind behind the band.

The songs in “Miracles Beyond” traditionally flow into each other to demonstrate the unity of ideas. With tracks that explore themes of resilience, hope, and the limitless potential of the human spirit, “Miracles Beyond” is more than just an album - it’s a journey of self-discovery and empowerment. From the pure hard rock songs to the soul-stirring ballads, every song on the album resonates with emotion and authenticity.

The album is divided into two parts: the Producer’s part and the Band’s part.

“I am happy to offer my vision on the album’s topic in tracks 1-11. For the second time the band composes music without me: the last three tracks are written by our guitar player Bisser Ivanov in partnership with our main vocalist Slavin Slavchev and my music producer Ivo Stefanov,” adds Dr. Vrabevski.

This unique approach in creating the album enriches the music with diverse perspectives on the central theme. Each section offers its interpretation, presenting a rich tapestry of musical ideas and insights. This division not only adds depth to the album but also provides listeners with a dynamic journey through varying viewpoints and sonic landscapes.

One of the most impressive aspects of the album is undoubtedly the stunning arrangements – perfectly crafted, adding a layer of sophistication and depth to the music, making the album a truly unforgettable listening experience. And it wouldn’t sound the same if there weren’t the live instruments of Intelligent Music Strings Orchestra and the amazing voices of Sofia Gospel Choir in the song that gives the album its title, “Miracles Beyond.”

The impeccable sound of the album is further enhanced by the masterful touch of Bob Katz, whose expertise has graced two Grammy Award-winning albums in his illustrious career. His meticulous mastering adds the final polish to the already outstanding sound, elevating the album to new heights of sonic excellence.

Listen to the first single of the album, named “Shine for You,” to preview the musical journey that awaits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=879i-dOvKjI

Intelligent Music Project is a Bulgarian supergroup with an exceptionally international line-up, created in 2011 by Bulgarian businessman, philanthropist, and arts patron Dr. Milen Vrabevski, who is not only the project’s producer but also the composer of the band’s music and lyrics.

Intelligent Music Project is a creative mix of melodic, hard-rock songs with progressive hooks, driven by catchy guitar riffs and keyboards, often combined with interesting symphonic textures and complex musical arrangements.

The lyrics of Intelligent Music Project’s songs carry a positive and motivating message, with an emphasis on themes from everyday life, through which the author offers key advice about success based on his personal experience and vision. Through the language of music, Dr. Vrabevski aims to bring to the forefront basic values that can serve as a solid foundation for young people on their path to becoming mature adults leading meaningful lives.

So far, the band has released 7 albums – “The Power of Mind,” “My Kind O’Lovin’,” “Touching the Divine,” “Sorcery Inside,” “Life Motion,” “The Creation,” and “Unconditioned.”

Intelligent Music Project was the Bulgarian representative to the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy, with the song Intention.

Besides the aforementioned musicians, over the years, the band has seen a stellar lineup, including John Lawton (Uriah Heep, Lucifer’s Friend), Ronnie Romero (Rainbow, Michael Schenker’s Group), Nathan East (Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Toto, Stevie Wonder, and more), Tim Pierce (Joe Cocker, Bon Jovi, Alice Cooper, and more), Bobby Rondinelli (Rainbow, Black Sabbath), and Todd Sucherman (Styx).

For more information:
Amazon: https://music.amazon.de/albums/B0CXQT3RG2
iTunes: https://music.apple.com/us/album/shine-for-you-single/1735347687
Deezer: https://www.deezer.com/us/album/558843472
Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/3yg8mOoOWXgWfl07tSxEJ7
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=879i-dOvKjI&feature=youtu.be

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