In their long career, Vanden Plas Official has only released one live album, “Spirit of Live,” recorded in Paris at the legendary Elysée Montmartre, in 2000. With the upcoming release of “The Seraphic Live Works,” the wait for another documentation of the band’s immense talents asa live act is finally over!
Through many tours and countless concerts, Vanden Plas has proven again and again that it is among the world’s leading progressive metal bands. The quintet’s glowing reputation carries across the pond to the U.S. where Vanden Plas was invited to appear at the renowned ProgPower USA in Atlanta in 2011. Regardless of a band’s fame, an invitation to this prestigious event is an honor and their performance is certainly a high note in Vanden Plas’ history. And it is for exactly that reason that Vanden Plas decided to captutre that unique moment.
“The Seraphic Live Works” shows unmistakably how extraordinary this gig at Center Stage Theater was for everyone involved. A performance exploding with energy, euphoric audience, and the venue’s own special flair. The recordings will captivate every viewer and there is no question that Vanden Plas made the right decision to preserve this performance for eternity.
“The Seraphic Live Works” captivates and enthralls for nine songs, beginning with straightforward opener “Postcard to God” through the atmospheric “Far Off Grace” to the brilliant closer, “Silently.” In this extended live version of the song, Vanden Plas ignites a prog metal fireworks display that is unparalleled, leading the listener through more than 11 magnificent minutes to a spectacular conclusion.
Vanden Plas has fans all over the world, but for those who have not yet been able to experience the band, they wanted to give them the next best thing with “The Seraphic Live Works.” The audio and video capture an authentic band that stands out in the prog metal genre.
“The Seraphic Live Works” includes:
Tracklisting (CD & DVD):
1. Postcard To God
2. Rush Of Silence
3. Holes In The Sky
4. Far Off Grace
5. Scar Of An Angel
7. Cold Wind
Stephan Lill – Guitar
Andreas Lill – Drums
Günter Werno – Keyboards
Andy Kuntz – Vocals
Torsten Reichert – Bass
The Shattered Fortress is Mike Portnoy and an all-star Prog lineup consisting of members of HAKEN and the NEAL MORSE BAND performing Dream Theater’s 12 Step Suite live in it’s entirety for the first time…
This is not “a new band or project”, it is “an exclusive EVENT” that will be making several exclusive live appearances in select markets throughout the world ONLY in 2017
The setlist at the show will be comprised of the 12 Step Suite and select other classic Mike Portnoy/Dream Theater songs
As of now, these are the ONLY Shattered Fortress shows…after 2017, this will NOT be happening again….So don’t miss this ONCE IN A LIFETIME event while you can!
All Tickets on Sale this evening! Wednesday March 15th at 7pm GMT
June 28th – London, England – Koko
June 30th – Barcelona, Spain – Be Prog My Friend
July 1st – Paris, France – Trianon
July 3rd – Esch Sur Alzette, Luxemburg – Kulturfabrick
July 4th – Milan, Italy – Teatro Della Luna
July 5th – Pratteln, Switzerland – Z7
July 6th – Tilburg, Holland – 013
July 8th – Tel Aviv, Israel – Teatre Club
July 11th – Moscow, Russia – Yotaspace
July 12th – St Petersburg, Russia – Aurora
July 14th – Loreley, Germany – Night Of The Prog
Sept 8th – Atlanta, GA – Prog Power USA
Sept 10th – Mexico City, Mexico – El Plaza Condesa
Progtoberfest III is Three Days of Live Music in Two Rooms!
$75 – $350
Reggies Rock Club
2109 South State St.
Who’s Playing, When & Where?
Friday 10/20: Doors 3pm Music Joint:
Sons of Ra/ Echoes of Giants/ Five of the Eyes/ In the Presence of Wolves/ AISLES
Friday 10/20: Doors 4pm Rock Club:
Luz de Riada/ District 97/ Thank You Scientist/ Dave Kerzner Band/ The Alphonso Johnson Band
Saturday 10/21: Doors 11am in Rock Club:
Frogg Cafe/ ABACAB/ Wave Mechanics Union/ CAST/ Mike Keneally & BFD/ WOBBLER/ Karmakanic/ The Tangent
Saturday 10/21: 11am in Music Joint:
Roswell/ NEW! Performing NEU!/ King Llama/ Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius/ Karcius/ Necromonkey/ Bruce Soord of The Pineapple Thief
Sunday 10/22: Doors 11am in Rock Club::
Randy McStine/ Kinectic Element/ Discipline/ XmarsX/ Schooltree/ Mano/ Martin Barre
Sunday 10/22: Doors 11am in Music Joint:
EYE/ Amalgam Effect/ Lost World Band/ Progger/ Agori Tribe
All tickets good for both Music Joint and Rock Club room. Complete times and Meet & Greet schedule TBA.
German prog metal band “Thoughts Factory” have just finished writing the follow up to their critically acclaimed debut album “Lost” released in 2014. The band have confirmed they will start recording guitars next week and vocalist Cornelius Wurth will make his debut on the upcoming as yet untitled album.
The band plan to document their movements of the recording by releasing some photos and videos of the recording sessions.
Cornelius Wurth: Vocals
Sven Schornstein: Keys
Bernd Schönegge: Bass
Chris Maldener: Drums
Markus Wittmann: Guitars
Melodic Revolution Records
In a statement by Andy Kinch of Kracked Earth;
The NASA New Horizons mission was launched January 19th 2006. Its goal was to explore Pluto and its moons during July 2015, and then to journey out into the vast unknown regions of space. On its way to its encounter with Pluto, in Feb 2007 it swung past the giant gas planet of Jupiter.
New Horizons has always been one of Justin Hayward’s best songs, and during the summer of 2015, the success of the NASA mission resonated with my feelings for the song and resulted in my desire to record my own version. I hope you enjoy.
More information about NASA’s New Horizons mission can be found here: http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/
The single will be available worldwide March 17th, via all major digital retailers.
New Horizons Performed By Kracked Earth:
Andy Kinch. Vocals, Guitars, Mellotron, Piano, Minimoog & Drum Programming.
Don Schiff. NS Stick Bass.
Recorded between 2016/17
Produced, Mixed & Mastered by Andy Kinch, Buckinghamshire UK. 2017.
From the Moody Blues album Seventh Sojourn © 1972
Written by Justin Hayward © 1972
Kracked Earth Logo: Ed Unitsky.
Single Art Concept & Layout Nick Katona
Find more info about Kracked Earth @
MRR Profile: http://mrrmusic.com/kracked-earth/
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