Friday, March 15, 2013

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News Of The World (09/03 - 15/03)

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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Tangerine Dream - Show Cancelled
Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese has broken his hand and jaw in an accident, forcing the band to cancel their planned appearances on Yes’ Cruise To The Edge.

Event organisers report: “We are sad to announce that Tangerine Dream will not be sailing with us. Edgar Froese experienced a bad fall, resulting in severe breaks.
He has undergone appropriate surgical procedures to correct the breaks but it is not possible for him to recover in time for the cruise. We are told that Edgar is expected to make a full recovery.
On behalf of the entire Cruise To the Edge team, we wish him the best and look forward to seeing Edgar and Tangarine Dream aboard a future CTTE cruise. Please keep Edgar in your thoughts and prayers.”

Meanwhile, the floating festival has added Ambrosia to the list of acts appearing.
Up till now the boat festival has on their stage Yes, Steve Hackett, UK, Carl Palmer's Legacy, Saga, Nektar, Zebra, Glass Hameer, IOEarth, Havey Mellow and Ambrosia.

See more on the event HERE.

Source: Press release / Band's official website
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The Enid - Tour Dates
Cult 70’s symphonic progressive rock act The Enid are to make a return to standing club venues in April and May of this year with special guests Enochian Theory:

Tuesday 23rd April – NEWCASTLE, The Cluny
Wednesday 24th April – GLASGOW, 02 ABC2
Thursday 25th April – MANCHESTER, Ruby Lounge
Friday 10th May – LEICESTER, The Musician
Thursday 30th May – BIRMINGHAM, HMV Institute
Friday 31st May – LONDON, Barfly

Tickets are on sale HERE.
"In April and May the band will be playing in intimate music clubs on small stages, with a great sound and all of you just inches away from the band; it will remind us of our roots and will be fun for all. These shows will mark our return to standing rock venues after a surge back into the spotlight,crowned by recognition from the Guardian readers in their 2012 top 10 album& tracks poll. We now have a vast repertoire to choose from and we are committed to keep the best of it in play; from the vintage years to the present and beyond.Nothing is off limits."

Source: Press release / Band's official website
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Minnuendo 2013 - Festival Dates (Paatos & A Liquid Landscape)

The Minnuendo 2013 has now the bands confirmed!
The Festival will be realised in June 15 at 20:00h in Navarro, Spain and the bands that will play are Paatos and A Liquid Landscape.

More info about the festival click HERE.
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Half Past Four - New Album
Canadian band Half Past Four is about to release their new album Good Things (2013).

Here's the band statement: "Dear friends, we have good things for you! It is our new album - Good Things. We will be introducing it to the world on April 13, 2013. If you happen to be in Ontario Canada - drop by to see us play the album release party.

The music on this upcoming album has been written in the last 3 years and composed entirely by members of the current lineup of the band.
Here, Les utilizes his Chapman Stick in 3 songs, Constantin is experimenting with new sounds on his guitar, Iggy flexed his composition muscle extensively and Kyree wrote all the lyrics (only one translation from Slavic languages this time).
The recording was funded in part by our fans who donated almost $2800.
We hope that this record will continue the trend of blowing your minds far and wide."

The album tracklist:
1. It Strikes You
2. Good Things
3. All Day And All Night
4. Rise
5. Landmines
6. Cool Water
7. Spin The Girl
8. Fate
9. I Am Lion
10. Wolf
11. Darkness Knew
12. The Earth

Good Things (2013) will soon be reviwed on Progshine. For now you can listen one of their new tracks in our Podcast #10 RIGHT HERE.
The release party will be helded in Ontario, Canada. More info about it click HERE.

Source: Press release / Band's official website
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The Tangent - New Line Up & New Album

The Tangent has a new line up for their next album and it includes Jonas Reingold (bass) and Gavin Harrison (drums).

"We are absolutely delighted that The Flower Kings/Karmakanik and Founder The Tangent Member Jonas Reingold returned to The Tangent project earlier in the first few days of 2013 and has since recorded all the bass parts for the new album Le Sacre Du Travail (2013). This puts the salivating combination of Gavin Harrison's amazing drumming and Jonas' legendary bass playing together for the first time ever either live or on CD."

"I am F**ing over the moon" was Andy Tillison's reaction, "I am so pleased he came back, I didn't know what I had 'til it was gone. Not only that but it was my daft decision to stop working with him in 2008 because of fallout from other things happening in my life at the time. So getting the 'Yes' was a really happy moment. We've just picked up where we left off and it's been a lovely session and my phone bill is enormous"

The Return of the Giant Odd Swede. Jonas and Andy in quiet reflective mood after a Flower Kings gig in Wolverhampton in March 2013.

Strangely enough, circumstances have brought together a lineup of The Tangent that sees an almost full re-uniting of the "Not As Good As The Book" lineup.

Andy Tillison - Vocals, Guitars & Keyboards, Theo Travis - Saxes Flutes & Clarinets, David Longdon - Vocals, Jakko Jakkszyk - Vocals & Guitars, Gavin Harrison - Drums & Jonas Reingold - Bass. With guest appearance by Rikard Sjoblom

And here is the first chance to hear the new band! A short clip from "Evening TV" from the forthcoming album.

Source: Press release / Band's official website
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Jon Anderson - New Tour Dates
Music fans 'down under' are buzzing with excitement about the upcoming solo tour of Australia and New Zealand by legendary vocalist Jon Anderson, Yes's singer/songwriter for 35 years along with his successful work with Vangelis, Kitaro and Milton Nascimento. This will be the very first time Jon has performed solo in either country. The tour promises to deliver an exciting mixture of material from Jon Anderson's prolific solo career, collaborations with Vangelis and classic Yes songs, along with songs from his latest CD Survival & Other Stories (2010) and new compositions, highlighted by humorous and enlightening stories told by Jon.

Says Jon, “I'm very excited to bring my show to Australia and New Zealand. I enjoy the show that I do, and people really seem to have a great time.”

Tour Dates:
Australia
Mar. 28 – Powerhouse, Brisbane
Mar. 30 & 31 – Byron Bay Blues Festival
Apr. 03 – Lizottes Supperclub, Newcastle
Apr. 06 – Factory Theatre, Sidney
Apr. 10 & 11 – The Corner, Melbourne
Apr. 14 – The Gov, Adelaide
New Zealand
Apr. 17 – Sky City Theatre, Auckland
Apr. 20 – St James Theatre, Wellington

More info and tickets HERE.

In other news, Jon has made some recent guest appearances on several new CD releases: Acoustic guitarist Jeff Pevar's debut album 'From The Core'; French keyboardist/composer Jean Philippe Rykiel's new CD 'Inner Spaces'; and guitarist Dennis Haklar's debut CD release 'Lizard Tale'. Says Jon, “With the internet my musical world has evolved to an amazing degree, one day I'm singing with a Brazilian dude, the next day with peeps in Liverpool, the next creating a Symphonic work with a mate in India...then singing with Steve Layton 'down under' – it's an endless musical world!” Jon is currently recording new material, including the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 21-minute opus “OPEN” from 2011 titled “EVER”.

Source: Press release / Jon's official website

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Peter Banks - Passes
Best known for his innovative and unique guitar work with YES and Flash, as well as his own critically acclaimed solo albums, guitar legend Peter Banks passed away at his home in London on March 8, 2013. Banks, a founding member of the ground breaking progressive rock group YES, performed on the band's first two albums, 'Yes' and 'Time And A Word'. He would go on to form Flash and release 3 well-received albums (Flash, In The Can, Out Of Our Hands), along with several successful tours of Europe and the US, culminating in an appearance on the widely watched late night American TV show 'The Midnight Special'. With an admitted fondness for improvisation, music critics touted Banks as a cross between Pete Townshend and Wes Montgomery. Even Pete Townshend, one night after witnessing a YES performance, walked up to Banks, slapped him on the back and said, “You're great!”

After Flash, Peter Banks would form the band Empire in the mid '70s and eventually release 3 albums 'Mark I' 'Mark II' and 'Mark III'. During his career, Banks would release 5 solo albums (Two Sides Of..., Instinct, Self-Contained, Reduction, Can I Play You Something?) and had been active in recent times working with acts such as Harmony and Diversity, Prog Collective, ANT-BEE and Days Between Stations. Banks first solo album 'Two Sides Of Peter Banks' has been considered by many as one of the great 'prog' records of all time and features an all-star line-up of Jan Akkerman, Phil Collins and John Wetton. In the early 2000's Banks wrote his autobiography 'Beyond & Before' published by Golden Treasures publishing in the US. Peter was putting on the final touches of the log awaited live recording 'FLASH - IN PUBLIC' CD set for release on Cleopatra Records at the time of his passing.

"I loved working with Peter on the many records I have produced over the years, he always delivered amazing stuff, creative, inspires and always with that classic original YES flavor that came with his playing. He will be missed by me and many many other fans of his music and playing." - Billy Sherwood

Peter Banks will always be remembered as one of the pioneers of progressive rock guitar and will be missed by musicians worldwide.

Peter Banks - July 15, 1947 - March 8, 2013

Below you can view an one hour interview with the musician:

Source: Press release / Peter's official website
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Deventter - New Album Teaser
Brazilian Progressive band Deventter is about to release their third album: Empty Set (2013) in April.

The band formed by Felipe Schaffer (vocals), Caio Teixeira (drums), Danilo Pilla (guitars), Leonardo Milani (bass) and Hugo Bertolaccini (keyboards) just released a teaser of the new album on Youtube.
Produced by Adriano Daga & Brendan Duffey the album will have this tracklist:

1. Old Major
2. Popenstein
3. Blank Death
4. i-330
5. Stains
6. Yellow Paper
7. In Limbo
8. No... Deal
9. Three Bullets Left... Four Enemies
10. Blank Label
11. Same River
12. Progressive Disorder
13. Wallow in Nostalgia
14. Curtains Will Retreat

More info about the album soon.

Source: Press release / Band's official website

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Pink Floyd - The Dark Side Of The Moon Complete 40 Years
To celebrate the 40 years of the band classic The Dark Side Of The Moon (1973), the English band is posting several covers of the album in new and artistic versions.
In a total of 40 different covers the project called Dark Side 40 has its own website and you can see all the different images, just click HERE.

Above some of the images that were revealed (click to enlarge):
More images will be revealed in the next weeks.

Source: Band's Official Facebook Page
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Retribution Gospel Choir - New Album & Tour Dates
How do you follow-up a four-song 7”? With a two-song full-length!

One song per side, this radio-format-challenged record will come out January 22, 2013 on Chaperone Records.  Side A “Can’t Walk Out” is the crown jewel of recent RGC live shows with it’s repetitive, building, almost free, freakout – so far, probably the most accurate recording of what the band brings to the stage.  Side B “Seven” sees the more sprawling side of the band – haunting, epic, and enhanced throughout by guest guitarist Nels Cline.  These songs were tracked live, playing together in the same room, one take each.
Retribution Gospel Choir will be on the road in February in support of this new release.  Information regarding all tour dates is available here.

December 20 – Turf Club – St. Paul, MN – Buy Tickets
February 9 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL – Buy Tickets
February 12 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY – Buy Tickets
February 13 – BAR – New Haven, CT – Free Show
February 14 – DC9 – Washington, DC – Buy Tickets
February 15 – Beachland Tavern – Cleveland, OH – Buy Tickets
February 16 – Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI – Buy Tickets

One of the songs from 3 (2013) can be listened (full) in our Podcast #10 RIGHT HERE.

Buy your copy HERE.

Source: Press release / Band's official website
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Henry Fool - Free Download EP
The Free Henry Fool Download EP comprises the video edit of 'Everyone In Sweden' from the album Men Singing (2013), two Steven Wilson mixed tracks from Henry Fool's long-deleted 2001 debut, plus an exclusive unreleased piece, 'A Canterbury Scene'.

'Take 60's/70's influences such as early Floyd, Soft Machine and VDGG and mix them with Rain Tree Crow and late King Crimson. One of the most interesting Prog bands to come out of the UK in recent years.' - Feedback Magazine
Tracks
1. Everyone In Sweden - Video Edit
2. Poppy Q
3. A Canterbury Scene
4. Heartattack

You can free download your HERE. All is needed is a quick register.

Source: Press release / Henry's official website
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Höstsonaten - New Live CD/DVD
The trailer for The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner - Alive In Theatre (2013) DVD+CD is now available. Check it below:

The concert was recorded live at Verdi theatre in Genova, Italy. It'll be released in next months on AMS- BTF Vinyl Magic.

Source: Press release / Band's official website
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Anakdota - New Video

Anakdota, a Israeli based keyboard man and composer, Erez Aviram just released a new track called 'The Girl Next Door'.

According to Erez the recently formed band is: “…all about forging a brand new sound by combining  the complex riffs and rhythms of Progressive Rock with  the simple, fresh, Pop song feel, (well, maybe not Pop…)”

Source: DPRP / Band's official Facebook page
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