Friday, February 08, 2013

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News Of The World (27/01 - 08/02)

Hello again proggers! It's time for one more News Of The Week here on Progshine.

Here we publish the most important News of the Prog World.

If you're a band, musician, manager or just a music lover that want to share some piece of News about your favorite artist send me press releases or links through our Contact page or in progshine@gmail.com .

Here it is the News of this Week:

Andragonia
'Threshold', the new video from Brazilian progressive metal band Andragonia can be seen below:
The song comes off from Andragonia most recent album Memories (2012). Directed by Mess Santos, the video recording was supported by Movie3 with musical production made by Thiago Larenttes (Estúdio GR).

'Threshold' was inspired by the Brazilian movie “Nosso Lar”. In a interview, the band said “We just tried to not make the song sound like a religious song or trapped to the movie, but free, according to the belief and understanding of each. For the video, we tried to do something dark and heavy.”

Andragonia can be free downloaded in their official website in THIS LINK.

Source: BMReviews / Official website
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Flaming Lips
The Flaming Lips will release their thirteenth studio album titled, The Terror (2013), on April 2nd in the US and April 1st in Europe.

It is comprised of nine original compositions that reflect a darker-hued spectrum than previous works, along with a more inward-looking lyrical perspective than one might expect — but then again, maybe not. It’s up to you, the listener, to decide what it means to you.

Wayne Coyne explains, “Why would we make this music that is The Terror - this bleak, disturbing record? I don’t really want to know the answer that I think is coming. Maybe this is the beginning of the answer.”
The Terror is a bold and expressive journey that has evolved over The Lips’ nearly 30-year tended garden of sonic delights that ebbs and flows with extraordinary splashes of darkness and light, pleasure and pain, chaos and order. As we’ve come to know The Flaming Lips, the real beauty lies with the knowledge that to expect the unexpected is all part of the manic fun.

“If we have love, give love and know love,” Coyne says, “we are truly alive and if there is no love, there would be no life. The Terror, we know now, that even without love, life goes on…we just go on…There is no mercy killing.”


Track listing for the album:
1."Look…The Sun Is Rising"
2. "Be Free, A Way"
3. "Try To Explain"
4. "You Lust"
5. "The Terror"
6. "You Are Alone"
7. "Butterfly, How Long It Takes To Die"
8. "Turning Violent"
9. "Always There, In Our Hearts"
Non-Album, Bonus Track - digital ONLY:
10. "Sun Blows Up Today"

The album can be pre ordered HERE.

Source: Press release / Official website
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Meshuggah
Swedish band is releasing a new EP called Pitch Black EP (2013). The EP have a unreleased track called 'Pitch Black' and a live version to the song 'Dancers To A Discordant System' released originally in the album obZen (2008).

Both EP tracks are available for free download on the widget below:



Source: Official website

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The Mars Volta

After six albums and more than 10 years, the Mars Volta have split. Singer Cedric Bixler-Zavala announced on Twitter that he is dissolving the band, blaming a lack of interest from guitarist and co-founder Omar Rodríguez-López.

"I can't sit here and pretend any more," Bixler-Zavala said. Though Mars Volta released an album in March 2012, they went on hiatus following that tour. "We're all doing different things," Rodríguez-López explained at the time. This week, the guitarist revealed the first music from his new project, Bosnian Rainbows.

"I tried my hardest to keep it going … but Bosnian Rainbows was what we all got instead," Bixler-Zavala tweeted. "A hiatus is just an insult to the fans … Omar did not want to [tour any more] … What am I suppose to do – be some progressive housewife [who is] cool with watching their partner go fuck other bands? … All I can do is move forward with my music and just be happy that Mars Volta ever happened at all."

It appears that Bixler-Zavala made this announcement without consulting the rest of the band. "Are we on break? This explains so much," tweeted sometime keyboard player Ikey Owens. After reading the announcement, he sent Bixler-Zavala a further message: "Hopefully one day we'll all get back together again."

Despite his Twitter ranting, Bizler-Zavala has insisted that he is "not angry" with Rodríguez-López: "I just wanted to be honest with the people who have allowed me to make a living playing music." But fans have been much less forgiving of the man who they blame for destroying the band. "Fuck Omar!" wrote one. While another added: "Omar, don't forget who got you where you are today … i think its safe to say, that you are now the enemy."

Rodríguez-López and Bixler-Zavala founded the Mars Volta in 2001, following the demise of their band At the Drive-In. Their heavy post-prog rock, informed by salsa and dub, proved an unlikely commercial success: with help from Flea, their some-time bassist, the Mars Volta sold more than 500,000 copies of their debut album, De-Loused in the Comatorium. All of their subsequent LPs reached No 15 or higher in the US, though they didn't fare as well in the UK.

With the end of the Mars Volta, Bixler-Zavala said he will now focus on his solo album, which sounds "nothing like" his previous recordings.

Source: The Guardian
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Haze

Sheffield based progressive rockers Haze release their first studio album in over 20 years. The album features: Paul McMahon [guitar & vocals], Chris McMahon [bass, keyboards & vocals],  Paul Chisnell [percussion & vocals], Ceri Ashton [whistle, flute, clarinet, viola & cello] and Catrin Ashton [fiddle & flute]. The Last Battle (2013) will be released through GFT/Cyclops on 25th March 2013.
Tracklisting:
1. The Last Battle
2. Grey To Blue
3. Over The River
4. For Real
5. Dragon Fly
6. Classic Rock Bar
7. Long, Long Gone
8. The Barrister And The Bargast
9. Train
10. Silent Water
11. The Edge Of Heaven
12. Is That It?
13. Balder And The Mistletoe
14. The Red Room

Short samples of the tracks are available at Haze’s Reverb Nation HERE and Facebook page HERE or in the player below:


Source: Gabadon Music - Band Official Facebook 
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Dream Theater
Live At Luna Park (2013), a live concert captured on 2DVD, Blu-ray, Digital Video, 2DVD/3CD, Blu-ray/3CD, and a deluxe edition (2DVD/Blu-ray/3CD), will drop in May 2013. To whet the appetite of their fans, Dream Theater have released this trailer.

Live At Luna Park was filmed over two nights in South America – home to one of Dream Theater’s most ardent fanbases. The DVD was filmed after a 15-month world tour, hitting 35 countries.
“This is without a doubt the closest a viewer at home will come to experiencing a live Dream Theater concert,” states guitarist and founding member John Petrucci. “Between the hi-def and 3D video, the huge audio mix and the documentary style behind the scenes footage, you are truly transported to the arena and completely immersed in the entire live experience.”

“We have the greatest fans on the planet and the people of Argentina are no exception!” adds Petrucci. “The energy and vibe at Luna Park was truly electric and contagious. The perfect synergy between band and audience. We are immensely proud of this DVD and incredibly excited to share it with everyone!”

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Kingcrow
Italian progressive metal troupe Kingcrow proudly announces the band’s forthcoming return to North America this Spring!

Kingcrow’s fifth studio full-length In Crescendo (2013) is nearing release this Tuesday, February 12th via prog linchpin Sensory Records, a division of The Laser’s Edge. Produced by the band at Sound Under Pressure in Rome, the massive album was then mixed by Giampiero Ulacco and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, the nearly hour-long opus reaping acclaim from heavy metal critics worldwide preceding its street date.

Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles has hosted an exclusive stream of “This Ain’t Another Love Song,” the second track from In Crescendo. Listen to it HERE.

Previously, the album’s opening track “Right Before” was made available on Youtube, listen it below:
After a triumphant display at 2012’s massive annual ProgPower USA festival, Kingcrow will return to the continent in support of In Crescendo. The trek will begin April 28th with a one-off in Atlanta, Georgia, before hooking up with Pain Of Salvation for the main tour. With more dates still being locked down, the tour will traverse through Virginia and Maryland before hitting the annual RosFest in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania alongside The Flower Kings, Shadow Gallery, Riverside and more. Following the festival the tour will hit New York City, then head into Canada for shows in Quebec City, Montreal and Toronto, then drop back into the US for shows in Chicago and Minneapolis.

Stay tuned as new tour updates are announced in the coming weeks.
Kingcrow North American Tour:
4/28/2013 The Local – Atlanta, GA w/ Halcyon Way, Imminent Sonic Destruction

Kingcrow w/ Pain Of Salvation, Imminent Sonic Destruction:
5/01/2013 Empire – West Springfield, VA
5/02/2013 House Of Rock – White Marsh, MD
5/03/2013 RosFest Afterparty – Gettysburg, PA [KINCROW ONLY]
5/05/2013 The Marlin Room @ Webster Hall – New York, NY
5/07/2013 Le Cercle – Quebec City, QC
5/08/2013 Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
5/09/2013 The Mod Club – Toronto, ON
5/10/2013 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
5/11/2013 Station 4 – Minneapolis, MN

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Coheed And Cambria
Coheed And Cambria have launched a video for their track 'The Dark Side Of Me'. View it below:
It’s taken from The Afterman: Descension (2013), part two of a double-album work, which was released last week.

Frontman Claudio Sanchez says the track cover the subject of “the duality of human nature.”

He explains: “It’s natural to try to hide the more sinister facets of ourselves from the people we care about – but to ever truly share a life with another person, that dark side needs to make its way out into the open.”

Source: ProgRockMag - Official website
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Roger Hodgson


Ex-Supertramp Roger Hodgson will perform at the Bad Hersfelder Festspiele on May 12! This will be the opening concert for the 2013 Festival season!
Tickets go on sale February 14 and we will soon be posting the ticket link. Join Roger and Aaron in the nave of ancient church ruins at this open-air one-of-a-kind venue. Spread the news!

For additional information click HERE.
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