Friday, March 08, 2013

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News Of The World (02/03 - 08/03)

Hello again proggers! It's time for one more News Of The Week here on Progshine where 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:
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Amplifier - New Video & Tour Dates

Just about to release their fourth studio album, Amplifier have released a video of 'Matmos', the opening track from the new album called Echo Street (2013) that will be released through the Kscope label on 11th March 2013.
You can PreOrder Echo Street (2013) on signed Double 180g Vinyl or the 1000 signed Special Editions right HERE.
Here's the tracklist of the album:
1. Matmos
2. The Wheel
3. Extra Vehicular
4. Where The River Goes
5. Paris In The Spring
6. Between Today And Yesterday
7. Echo Street
8. Mary Rose
Bonus disc on Limited Edition:
1. Sunriders
2. Spaceman
3. Never And Always
4. Sunriders
5. Crossing The Divide

The band will be embarking on a European tour kicking off in the UK during March. A full list of the current
dates can be found HERE.

Source: Official Website
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Henry Fool - New Album

Henry Fool’s Men Singing (2013), a four track instrumental album featuring members of No-Man, I Monster and Roxy Music – will be released on Kscope on March 11th.
Men Singing (2013) was produced and arranged by Stephen Bennett and Tim Bowness, and was recorded between October 2006 and November 2012.
The album has been mixed by Jarrod Gosling (I Monster/Regal Worm), who also contributes Mellotron, glockenspiel and the wonderfully surreal artwork.
A vibrant and instinctive contemporary take on Progressive and Jazz Rock styles, Men Singing will be available as a limited edition cd in vinyl replica artwork, a standard cd and an LP.

Source: Official website
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Riverside - New Lyric Video & Tour Dates
Shortly before starting out their massive European touring campaign by the end of next week, Poland's Progressive Rock shooting stars Riverside are now launching a lyric-video for the second single off their acclaimed new album Shrine Of New Generation Slaves (2013).

The band just released a clip for "The Depth Of Self-Delusion" (Radio-Edit), which showcases the album's beautiful artwork courtesy of Travis Smith (Avenged Sevenfold, Devin Townsend, Opeth, etc).
Upon release, Shrine Of New Generation Slaves (2013) impressively entered the national sales charts of several countries as follows (highest chart week position mentioned!):
Germany: # 33
Poland: # 2
The Netherlands: # 28
The Netherlands (Alternative Charts): # 9
Switzerland: # 51
UK (Rock Charts): # 24
Finland: # 41
France (Top 200): # 194
USA (Billboard New Artists Chart): # 18

Riverside's extensive "New Generation Tour" starts its first European leg in the coming week and the band has also added dates for May / June, including some first festival appearances. Here is a list of all upcoming confirmed Riverside shows for 2013:
RIVERSIDE - "New Generation Tour" + Jolly & Dianoya:
Presented in G/S/A by Eclipsed, Rock Hard and powermetal.de
09.03.2013 Dresden (Germany) - Tante Ju
10.03.2013 Leipzig (Germany) - Werk 2
11.03.2013 Berlin (Germany) - K17
12.03.2013 Osnabrück (Germany) - Rosenhof
14.03.2013 London (UK) - O2 Islington Academy
15.03.2013 Sheffield (UK) - The Corporation / Y-Prog 2013
16.03.2013 Glasgow (UK) - Classic Grand
17.03.2013 Leamington Spa (UK) - The Assembly
19.03.2013 Vosselaar (Belgium) - Biebob
20.03.2013 Paris (France) - Le Divan du Monde
22.03.2013 Haarlem (The Netherlands) - Patronaat
23.03.2013 Hengelo (The Netherlands) - Metropool
24.03.2013 Weert (The Netherlands) - De Bosuil
25.03.2013 Köln (Germany) - Live Music Hall
27.03.2013 Karlsruhe (Germany) - Substage
28.03.2013 Darmstadt (Germany) - Central Station

Further RIVERSIDE live-shows:
04.04.2013 Konin (Poland) - Oskard
05.04.2013 Poznan (Poland) - Eskulap
06.04.2013 Swiebodzice (Poland) - Rock Fest 2013
07.04.2013 Wroclaw (Poland) - Eter
10.04.2013 Opole (Poland) - NCPP
11.04.2013 Katowice (Poland) - Mega Club
12.04.2013 Rzeszów (Poland) - Pod Palma
13.04.2013 Kraków (Poland - Studio
14.04.2013 Warsaw (Poland) - Progresja
18.04.2013 Bydgoszcz (Poland) - MCK
19.04.2013 Torun (Poland) - Od Nowa
20.04.2013 Olsztyn (Poland) - Andergrant
21.04.2013 Gdansk (Poland) - Parlament
30.04.2013 Isle of Palms / Charleston (US) - The WindJammer + Jolly
02.05.2013 Atlanta (US) - Vinyl @ Centerstage + Jolly
04.05.2013 Gettysburg (US) - Rosfest 2013
05.05.2013 Syracuse (US) - Mac's Bad Art Bar + Jolly *
06.05.2013 Dunellen (US) - Roxy and Dukes + Jolly
08.05.2013 Chicago (US) - Double Door + Jolly
10.05.2013 Raleigh (US) - The Pour House + Jolly
12.05.2013 Mexico City (Mexico) - José Cuervo Salón
22.05.2013 Bratislava (Slovakia) - Majestic Music Club
23.05.2013 Budapest (Hungary) - Schiff A38
25.05.2013 Iasi (Romania) - Underground Pub
26.05.2013 Bucharest (Romania) - The Silver Church
27.05.2013 Sofia (Bulgaria) - Sofia Live Club
31.05.2013 Istanbul (Turkey) - Refresh The Venue
01.06.2013 Thessaloniki (Greece) - Eightball Club
02.06.2013 Athens (Greece) - Gagarin 205
23.06.2013 Clisson (France) - Hellfest
19.07.2013 Fulda (Germany) - Burg Herzberg Festival

More info about the concerts and tickets visit the band official website HERE.

Next to standard CD and Digital download versions which feature the main tracklisting of 8 songs, "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves", the band's fifth studio album, is also available as limited 2-CD Mediabook (including 2 bonustracks on a separate disc and an expanded 32-pages booklet) and as Gatefold-2LP (with the same two bonustracks) on 180 gr. vinyl (unlimited black edition and a limited blue-grey coloured vinyl edition of 200x copies!) Order your HERE.

Source: Press release / Official website
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Marillion - New Remix Edition
Madfish Music will release Marillion‘s tenth studio album, Radiation (1998), as a 2CD deluxe edition on 15th April 2013. The 2013 edition will feature new artwork by original designer Carl Glover, a newly remixed and remastered version by Michael Hunter, as well as the 1998 original, mixed by Stewart Every.

Tracklisting both CDs (Disc one remixed, Disc two the original album):
1. Costa Del Slough
2. Under The Sun
3. The Answering Machine
4. Three Minute Boy
5. Now She’ll Never Know
6. These Chains
7. Born To Run
8. Cathedral Wall
9. A Few Words For The Dead

You can listen snipets of the tracks and order yours HERE.

Source: Official website
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Factory Of Dreams - New Album
Some Kind Of Poetic Destruction (2013) is Factory of Dreams 4th album. A conceptual scifi album that follows the adventures of Kyra, a unique and mysterious character who holds the key to our fate.
Something is closing in on the Earth. What is it? What is its purpose? What will happen to Earth? Discover this amazing storyline, full of surprises and mysteries, as we follow Kyra on an epic journey to find her purpose, faith and destiny throughout nearly 70 minutes of music.
This new album explores even further the sound of the previous album Melotronical, pushing it beyond the boundaries of the Electronic Progressive Metal genre. Expect poignant melodies, heavy passages balanced by atmospheric parts, rhythmical changes and instrumental sections that are sure to delight all who appreciate the genre.
Track highlights are the explosive Neutron Star, the epic Join Us into Sound, the powerful Dark Season featuring Magali Luyten, the beautiful Seashore Dreams (cd includes the full version of this track ~7 min) and Angel Tears featuring great interaction and duets between Jessica and Raquel Schüler.
Hugo Flores also decided to remake an older song called Playing the Universe, now revamped by Jessica's vocals, that perfectly fits the storyline.
This album features amazing guest vocalists and musicians: Magali Luyten of Beautiful Sin, Ayreon, Epysode (vocals), Raquel Schüler of Hydria (vocals), Lyris Hung of HUNG (violin), Chris Brown of Ghost Circus and Roswell Six (guitar), Tadashi Goto (keyboards) and Shawn Gordon of Psychic For Radio (keyboards).
Album tracks:
1. Prelude
2. Strange Sounds
3. Escaping The Nightmare
4. Angel Tears
5. Seashore Dreams
6. Dark Season
7. Sound War
8. Hope Garden
9. Traveling
10. The Neutron Star
11. Join Us Into Sound
12. Playing The Universe
13. Seashore Dreams (video version)

You can order yours and listen snipets of all the tracks HERE.

Source: Press release / Band's Official Facebook page
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Os Mutantes - New Album
Brazilian band Os Mutantes plan to release their 10th studio album, Fool Metal Jack (2013), on April 30, 2013 via Krian Music.
This album is the follow up to Haih Or Amortecedor (2009), which was Os Mutante’s first record in 35 years.

Below you can listen to clips of new tracks “Fool Metal Jack,” “Look Out,” “Once Upon a Flight,” and “Piccadilly Willie”:

They're also beginning a summer US tour dates in late April:
4/27 Austin, TX @ Austin Psych Fest
4/28 Dallas, TX @ Kessler Theater
4/30 Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
5/01 San Diego, CA @ The Cabash
5/02 West Hollywood, CA @ The Troubadour
5/03 Santa Cruz, CA @ Moe’s Alley
5/04 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
5/07 Portland, OR @ Star Theater
5/08 Seattle, WA @ The Triple Door
5/09 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
5/10 Salt Lake City, UT @ TBD
5/11 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Café
6/21-23 North Adams, MA @ Solid Sound Festival 2013

Source: Verbicide / Band's official Facebook page
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Bader Nana - New Album
Lebanese musician, Bader Nana, returns with a follow up to his debut album Wormwood (2010), the new album is titled Anthology (2013). The album features 8 songs with heart warming melodies and a dark feel that will keep your senses thrilled through the record.

The album will be released for FREE DOWNLOAD on may 1st 2013 through his Bandcamp page. The same as his first album HERE.
Tracklisting:
1. The Discovery
2. Liquid Fire
3. Daydreamer
4. Allie
5. 11:11
6. The Unbeliever
7. War
8. The Great Beyond

The record stands out with it’s intricate parts and progressive arrangements, whilst introducing strong themes and memorable melodies. Bader Nana talks about the album’s feel stating, “I wanted to go for something a bit different this time around; something darker, progressive, heavy, but still soaked with layers and melodies all around”

“I believe that this album tells a lot of interesting stories about personal and fictional tales that I have come across and have inspired me since Wormwood”
As far as the recording process goes, Bader Nana took full charge of handling all the instruments whilst featuring the returning guest musician Ramzi Ramman on a guitar solo and his brother Ziad Ramman on percussion. Bader stated “I really enjoy being able to sink my senses into each of the instruments and experiment with so many different sounds, it’s sonically liberating and allows me to further express myself and be true to each of the song’s essence and sound identity.” He continues “Ramzi is a true inspiration to me and to have him featured on another record is a true honor; he plays a killer solo that adds so much flavor to the record.
“Speaking of influences and inspirations, Bader Nana cites Neal Morse, Dream Theater, and Symphony X as his main influences coming into the writing / production of this record.
The album’s been in the making for over a year now and the making-of process has been a musical journey for Bader Nana, he describes it saying “The making of Anthology has truly been a learning experience for me as a musician. I really wanted the album to have a specific sound and feel; I feel like it picks up where Wormwood left off and evolves into something fresh and steps into new boundaries”
He continues, “I hope that everyone enjoys listening to his album as much as I enjoyed the process of making it”

Source: DPRP / Musician's official Facebook page

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Kingcrow - New Video
Italian progressive metal outfit Kingcrow have released the music video for their new single "Morning Rain".
The video is directed and filmed by Mauro Marani with the collaboration of Devilnax.

The song comes off of the band's latest studio album titled In Crescendo (2013) which was released in February through Sensory Records.

The band is also on a campaign to tour USA together with Pain Of Salvation. Read more about it HERE.

Source: Press release / Official Facebook page
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Queensryche - New Album
Queensryche’s thirteen studio album entitled Frequency Unknown (2013) will be released via Deadline Music/Cleopatra records on April 23rd 2013. The new album will feature ten new songs, remakes of four immensely popular hits and an array of guest Stars including: Chris Poland, Dave Meniketti, Brad Gilis, Ty Tabor, K.K. Downing, Paul Bostaph and Craig Locicero.

Although “F.U.” might be perceived as a fitting tribute and salutation, it is, without question, a no-holds barred album of new music featuring original Queensryche vocalist Geoff Tate along with an entirely new line-up consisting of bassist Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot/Ozzy Osbourne/Whitesnake/Dio/Blue Oyster Cult), guitarist Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC/Dio), guitarist Kelly Gray (Queensryche 1998 – 2001) and keyboardist Randy Gane (Myth).
For Frequency Unknown (2013)  Tate and company invited a few of their friends to come join in on the recording “fun” for what will mark Queensryche’s thirteenth studio album. The result?

An album containing ten new hard-hitting, distinctively Queensryche songs, four newly-recorded Queensryche classics and an array of well-known guests including guitarists Chris Poland (Megadeth), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Brad Gillis (Night Ranger), Ty Tabor (King’s X), K.K. Downing (Judas Priest), Craig Locicero (Forbidden) and Chris Cannella along with drummers Paul Bostaph (Slayer/Testament) and Evan Bautista.

Also appearing on the album will be bassist Jason Slater, who has worked on several previous Queensryche projects with Tate including “Operation: Mindcrime II” and “American Soldier”. Slater co-wrote some of the songs on “Frequency Unknown” with Geoff Tate and is also the album’s Producer.

“I think that the idea of having guest appearances evolved from the time constraints we had imposed on the project”, states Tate. “And I must say that I was humbled by the enthusiasm and excitement of all the players that contributed”.
Track Listing:
1. Cold
2. Dare
3. Give it to You
4. Slave
5. In the Hands of God
6. Running Backwards
7. Life Without You
8. Everything
9. Fallen
10. The Weight of the World
Bonus Tracks: (newly-recorded Queensryche classics)
1. I Don’t Believe in Love
2. Empire
3. Jet City Woman
4. Silent Lucidity

25TH ANNIVERSARY OPERATION: MINDCRIME TOUR 2013
April 6 – Peppermill Casino in West Wendover, Nevada
April 9 – Belly Up in Aspen, Colorado
April 10 – Mesa Theater in Grand Junction, Colorado
April 11 – Paramount Theatre in Denver, Colorado
April 12 – Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Albuquerque, New Mexico
April 13 – Chrome in Las Vegas, Nevada
April 14 – Marquee Theater in Tempe, Arizona
April 16 – Rialto Theatre in Tucson, Arizona
April 17 – The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, California
April 18 – The Canyon Club in Agoura, California
April 19 – Belly Up Tavern in Solana Beach, California
April 20 – Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California
April 21 – Fillmore in San Francisco, California
April 22 – Ace of Spades in Sacramento, California
April 24 – Emo’s in Austin, Texas
April 25 – The Concert Pub North in Houston, Texas
May 16 – Potawatomi Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
May 17 – The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois
May 18 – St. Croix Casino in Turtle Lake, Wisconsin

Source: Press release / Band's official website
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Galahad - Biography
Galahad are gearing up to publish their official biography, complete with an archive DVD. One For The Record, by Andrew Wild, looks back on the veteran act’s 28-year history.

Vocalist Stuart Nicholson says: “Hopefully this account will demonstrate that you don’t have to be a massive band like Pink Floyd, Queen or Led Zeppelin to have had an interesting, sometimes chaotic but never dull career.
“The companion DVD contains rare studio and live performance footage of the band dating as far back as 1986. It’s something to be proud of, we think.”

The title is now available for pre-order via the band’s website HERE.

Galahad play at The Thomas Tripp, Christchurch on March 24 and a stripped-down set at Celebr8.2, Kingston Upon Thames, during the weekend of May 10-11.

Source: Band's official website

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Panic Room - New Line Up
Panic Room guitarist Paul Davies has bowed out of the band for “personal reasons,” it’s been announced.

He’ll be replaced on a temporary basis by Pete Harwood of Morpheus Rising, as the Welsh outfit don’t intend to miss any of their upcoming shows.

Panic Room say in a statement: “We are deeply saddened to have to make the announcement today that Paul will be stepping down as of this time. We know this will come as a huge shock to everyone. It is a very sad time for us all.

“Paul has not just been our bandmate, but our best friend too, for many years. But the time has come when Paul feels he must step away for personal reasons; and we as his close friends must accept and respect any decision he makes, fully, and with nothing but care and admiration for him.

“Paul is simply a stunning musician with a talent as deep and true as his heart, and he has been with us on this journey since the very beginning. It’s not possible for us to put all out feelings into words right now But we hope you will join us in wishing Paul the very best for the future.”

Panic Room add that they want “to honour each and every commitment,” which is why they’ll continue with Harwood. They add: “We wish to allow ourselves and our loyal fans enough time and headspace to take stock of everything and to readjust, before we commit to finding a long-term replacement for Paul.”

They’ll work on their next album as a four-piece, with the possibility of adding special guests during the process, saying: “The next few weeks will be very intense for us all as we plan, rehearse and work on a multitude of things to make sure this next Panic Room chapter as successful as it deserves to be.”

Panic Room UK dates
Apr 19: Milton Keynes Stables
Jun 28: Derby Flowerpot
Jun 30: Swansea Scene
Jul 5: Norwich Arts Centre
Jul 12: Bilston Robin 2
Jul 13: Manchester Sound Control

Source: Prog Rock Mag / Band's official website

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When Mary - Debut Album
Trude Eidtang, former vocalist of renowned Norwegian art rock band White Willow, is now releasing the first album from her new project When Mary.

When Mary mixes art pop and trip hop with elements of symphonic rock, and find inspiration in 80`s & 90`s artists like Eurythmics, Sade and Peter Gabriel.
The title track 7summers7winters (2013) is a hymn honouring the 91 women and men convicted of sorcery and burned at the stake in northern Norway during the 17th century. The album also includes a version of John Denver’s 70`s classic Annie`s Song.”
Tracklist:
1. Waiting On the World
2. Everlasting Colours
3. Soulless Soulmates
4. Annie`s Song
5. Falling Tears
6. Are You Really Sleeping?
7. Summers7Winters

Source: Official website
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Pain Of Salvation - USA Tour Dates
After several years of waiting, Pain Of Salvation are finally returning to North America!

Here is a list of all the tourdates the band has coming up in the US and Canada for May 2013, they'll have as guests the bands Kingcrow & Imminent Sonic Destruction.

05.01. EMPIRE - West Springfield, VA
05.02. HOUSE OF ROCK - White Marsh, MD
05.04. ROSFEST (Pain of Salvation only) - Gettysburg, PA
05.05. THE MARLIN ROOM at WEBSTER HALL - New York
05.07. LE CERCLE - Quebec City, QB
05.08. FOUFOUNES ELECTRIQUES - Montreal, QB
05.09. THE MOD CLUB - Toronto, ON
05.10. REGGIE'S - Chicago, IL
05.11. STATION 4 - Minneapolis, MN

More info about the dates and tickets go HERE.

Source: Press release / Band's official website

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Maestrick - Tour Dates
Brazilian Progressive Rock band Maestrick has been announced to perform at ProgPower South America with over 16 high-quality bands.

ProgPower South America joined forces with ProgPower Europe, ProgPower USA and ProgPower Oslo and will take place August 17-18, 2013 in Santiago, Chile at Teatro Caupolicán.

Listen below “H.U.C.” from Maestrick’s debut album “Unpuzzle!”:
Besides MAESTRICK, other Brazilian bands will perform at ProgPower South America, like HIBRIA and HANGAR. The current line-up can be seen below: FREEDOM CALL (Germany), MYRATH (Túnez), HEAVENLY (France), DRAGONLAND (Sweden), HIBRIA (Brazil), DELTA (Chile), HANGAR (Brazil), HUSAR (Chile), STEELRAGE (Chile), CRISÁLIDA (Chile), SIX MAGICS (Chile), MAESTRICK (Brazil) and more. Further informations about the festival, prices, line-up and other inquiries can be found at the ProgPower South America official website HERE.

Formed in 2004, MAESTRICK released it’s first debut album in 2011. The current line-up is Fabio Caldeira (Vocals and Keyboards), Renato “Montanha” Somera (Bass, Vocals), Heitor Matos (Drums), Paulo Pacheco and Beto Vanella (guitars).

Source: BMReviews / Band's official website
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Symphony X - Healthy Problems

ymphony X drummer Jason Rullo has revealed he was rushed to hospital last week with an emergency heart condition.

But he’s hoping to make a full recovery, although it could take up to six months.

Rullo, whose band’s most recent album was 2011′s Iconoclast, says in a statement: “I am happy to be home with my family after what was quite a week. We had a few scary days in there, but I made it through what was hopefully the worst of it.

“Doctors say I have a very good chance for a full recovery – I plan to be back at 100% even if it takes a while. I will go through cardiac rehab so I can be monitored while returning to form, so that I’ll know when it’s safe for me to return to drumming the way I always have, if not better.

“Thanks to my friends and family for the support; and to the fans, I love you all!”

The band add: “Jason has been told his recovery will take a minimum of three to six months under doctors’ care. We are all hopeful that J will be back soon.”

The band haven’t revealed what they intend to do while Rullo, 40, is receiving treatment.

The band also made an additional post on their website: "Jason asked that this be posted in response to the outpouring of support he’s received over the past few days:

I can’t thank everybody enough for your support in this time. I am overwhelmed by the number of people who have written in on our various media outlets. I can feel the love and again can’t tell you how much it means to me.

I am doing my best to recover and all the positive vibes sure help! Much love, Jason"

Source: ProgRockMag / Band's official website
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Sigur Rós - New DVD
Iceland band Sigur Rós just released the DVD Valtari Film Experiment (2013). Now available on DVD, Blu-ray and Download. includes 3 behind-the-scenes featurettes.

Valtari (2012) was Sigur Rós's last album as a four-piece. an elegaic work; they didn't feel much like talking about it, and so, instead, asked a bunch of talented directors to make whatever they felt like making to go with music.
These 16 films are the result. sad, funny, beautiful and occasionally plain bewildering. they represent just some of the available emotional responses to this most contemplative sigur rós album. the film's credits include thank-you's to all 800-plus entrants to the mystery film experiment competition.
DVD Tracklist:
1. Varúð (Inga Birgisdóttir)
2. Valtari (Christian Larson)
3. Ég anda (Ragnar Kjartansson)
4. Ekki múkk (Nick Abrahams)
5. Varðeldur (Clare Langan)
6. Leaning Towards Solace (Floria Sigismondi) feat. Dauðalogn & Varúð
7. Seraph (Dash Shaw / John Cameron Mitchell) feat. Rembihnútur & Ekki múkk
8. Dauðalogn (Ruslan Fedotow)
9. Rembihnútur (Arni & Kinski)
10. Fjögur píanó (Alma Har'el)
11. Ég anda (Ramin Bahrani)
12. Varðeldur (Melika Bass)
13. Varúð (Bjorn Floki)
14. Dauðalogn (Henry J W Lee)
15. Fjögur píanó (Anafelle Liu, Dio Lau and Ken Ngan)
16. Varúð (Ryan McGinley)

Buy yours HERE.

Source: Press release / Band's official website
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Believe - New Album
Believe, one of the most interesting and original bands on the Polish art/prog-rock scene, return with a brand new album. Their fifth studio album entitled The Warmest Sun In Winter (2013) is set to be released on April, 22nd in Europe and June, 4th in USA (via MVD).

And today the band reveal the cover artwork of the album. Karol Wróblewski comments: “We'd been looking for a symbol that would best reflect the mood of our new music and that would best represent the album's concept. After a prolonged search, we came across some photos by Hengki Koentjoro's - an Indonesian photographer who specializes in documenting the life of Indonesia. It is one of his photos that best corresponds to the title The Warmest Sun In Winter (2013)  The photo was taken at a secluded convent in Bhutan. The author describes it thus: 'It has that sense of mystic, mystery and certainly fits the soul and spirit of the famous jazz pianist, Thelonious Monk'. As a photographer, Hengki Koentjoro is respected all around the the world, so we're happy that this cooperation has come to pass and that his work can become our album's cover. It's very inspiring.”

The new material was recorded in Mirek Gil’s studio in the following line-up: Karol Wróblewski – vocals, Mirek Gil – guitars, Konrad Wantrych – keyboards, vocals, Przemas Zawadzki – bass guitar, Vlodi Tafel – drums, Satomi – violin.
The album will include 8 brand new tracks and also "Please Go Home", a song written in memory of Robert Roszak, Polish journalist and a friend of the band. The mastering was done in JG Master Lab.

The band formed in 2004 by guitarist Mirek Gil, should be known already by fans of Polish prog-rock legend Collage and Satellite. Not only was Mirek a founding member and main song writer of Collage, but he played with Satellite as well.  The band’s debut album “Hope to See Another Day” was released in 2006, six years later Believe return with their second live DVD entitled “Seeing is Believing”. Filmed in 2011 in Wyspiański Theater in Katowice (Poland), this brand new DVD documents how much the band has changed: Believe released three more excellent studio albums, letting their music grow more brilliantly intricate and sublime than ever before; Tomek Różycki was substituted by the charismatic singer Karol Wróblewski, whose deep and distinctive voice contributes much to the style and mood of Believe’s music; the new keyboard player Konrad Wantrych joined their ranks, enriching their music with his stylish and technically superb soundscapes. During this unique evening in Wyspiański Theater Believe primarily presented material from their fourth album „World Is Round” (Metal Mind Productions, 2010).  Believe’s fifth studio album entitled The Warmest Sun In Winter (2013) will be released by Metal Mind Productions on April, 22nd in Europe and May, 7th in USA (via MVD). Full details to be announced soon.
In May Believe will be a part of the famous US’ festival ROSfest 2013!

Source: Press release / Band's official Facebook page

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