Unified Past release Etched in Stone the first of many live videos to come from their performance at RoSfest (Rites of Spring Festival) on May 6th, 2017 at Majestic Theater in Gettysburg Pennsylvania. Etched in Stone is the 3rd track from the band’s critically acclaimed album Shifting the Equilibrium and was the final song performed by Unified Past at RoSfest.
The Rites of Spring festival or RoSfest is an annual progressive rock festival which takes place at the end of April or in early May. Established in 2004, and held the Majestic Theater in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Phil Naro – Vocals
Stephen Speelman – Guitar
David Mickelson – Bass
Roger Banks – Drums
John Battema – Keyboards
British Progressive icons THRESHOLD has announced their new album ‘Legends Of The Shires’ will be released via Nuclear Blast on 8th September. Today the band unveiled the first single from the release, the ultra-prog epic ‘ Lost In Translation’ which has a song length of over ten minutes! Commented Threshold’s Richard West “We’ve made a monster of an album so we thought we should release a monster of a single! This epic really showcases the many sides of our sound and is a great prelude to our album release “
Legends Of The Shires will be the band’s eleventh studio album and their first ever double album; it also features Glynn Morgan back on vocal duties for the first time since 1996.
Check out the ethereal album artwork above by Russian artist Elena Dudina. Speaking about the artwork Richard West commented “I love it when a cover tells you what sort of record you’re buying. This one really shouts “progressive” and reminds me of some of the classic prog albums from the 20th century.”
‘LEGENDS OF THE SHIRES’ TRACKLIST
1. The Shire (Part 1) 2:03
2. Small Dark Lines 5:24
3. The Man Who Saw Through Time 11:51
4. Trust The Process 8:44
5. Stars And Satellites 7:20
6. On The Edge 5:20
7. The Shire (Part 2) 5:24
8. Snowblind 7:03
9. Subliminal Freeways 4:51
10. State Of Independence 3:37
11. Superior Machine 5:01
12. The Shire (Part 3) 1:22
13. Lost In Translation 10:20
14. Swallowed 3:54
ELP Fanfare 1970-1997is a lavishly packaged, super-deluxe, multi-component rigid box set, containing a wealth of ELP treasure showcasing the immense musical talents of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer.
Fanfare 1970-1997includes a triple vinyl LP of previously unreleased live audio, all the remastered original album CDs, previously unreleased live CDs and BBC archive material, 5:1 album mixes audio Blu-ray, 7” singles, deluxe hardback photo-book with rare photos and extensive sleeve notes, reproduced original tour programmes and poster, and enamel ELP pin badge.
By pre-ordering Fanfare 1970-1997on PledgeMusic you will receive an exclusive bonus CD of the previously unreleased Black Moon – Rough Album Mixes and your numbered Box Set will be delivered as close as possible to the 29th of September, ahead of the general release of 27th October.
Now in their 48th year, King Crimson will be returning to America in the Fall of 2017! The new dates see the group performing in some states and cities that have not been visited in a while. Atlanta, Georgia, for example, last had live Crimson music in 2001, while Texas has experienced something of an epic Crimson drought since 1974, not counting ProjeKct Three’s week-long residency in the Lone Star state during March 1999.
With three drummers up front including Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey, as well as the return of multi-instrumentalist Bill Reiflin on keyboards, guitarist, and original founding member, Robert Fripp, states that this “double quartet formation” is likely to make more noise than ever before. Rounding out the eight piece line up is guitarist and vocalist Jakko Jakszyk, longtime bassist Tony Levin, and saxophonist Mel Collins, who was a mainstay of Crim from 1970-1972.
As well as standard tickets, the band’s label, DGM, also has announced the sale of VIP Royal Packages, limited to just 60 per show. Details can be viewed at the label’s interactive and recently redeveloped website, www.dgmlive.com.
Here’s what the press have raved about King Crimson’s Summer 2017 North American tour:
“On our final evening at the festival, we were witness to the concert that inevitably proved to be its highlight…The blend of mood, melody, ambiance, and atmosphere dazzled the audience, which responded with frequent standing ovations.” – Lee Zimmerman, Goldmine Magazine
“Complex musical structures, the power, the intensity and the flight of guitars, flutes and especially drums, the progressive rock of King Crimson unfolded like never…With a dense and complex performance that perfectly coincided with the title of the tour entitled Radical Action, King Crimson took over all the years of his long career, offered new material and transported the music lovers to their rich universe and especially without compromise.” – YVES LECLERC, Journal de Quebec
“Fripp and his band offered an impeccable performance in two stages. No melodies, no flapping, only musicians at the top of their art.” – IAN BUSSIÈRES La Presse, Quebec
“The band finally reaps all that it has sown in its many transformations…the company of the good old days got its money’s worth! In short, the king is not dead, far from it, and they still rejoice.” – Réjean Beaucage, Voir.ca
There was an undeniable nostalgic thrill to these songs, but considering the unconventional setup and the band’s longstanding aversion to living in the past, they weren’t presented as museum pieces…this remained a celebration from a band that has found a way to honor the scope of its legacy without abandoning its avant-garde principles. Crimson has never sounded more complete, or more joyous, on stage than it does now.” – Jordan Zivitz, Montreal Gazette
“The eclectic set list covered the bands forty plus years, beginning with 1973’s ‘Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Part One’ earmarked by one of several Mel Collins’ exemplary solos, then jumped a decade later for the fluid ‘Neurotica’ with Fripp’s hyperkinetic guitar riffs perched alongside a dizzying high tempo jazz beat. The uniqueness of seeing each of these seasoned musicians working is near indescribable and has to be experienced live, to fully embrace their vision – think of eight master painters working in their own style, but on a common canvas, and you begin to get the idea of things.” – We Heart Music, Minneapolis
“As part of their 17-show ‘Radical Action Tour 2017,’ King Crimson made a stop at the Greek Theatre for what can only be succinctly described as nearly three hours of absolute musical bliss — subtle and pastoral on one hand, a cacophony of sonic thrusts on the other.” – Shawn Perry Vintage Rock
“While their strong EP of new originals ‘Heroes,’ (in tribute to David Bowie) has devoted fans pleased and open-eared, it’s the rarities from the back catalog that haven’t been played in decades or ever that make this tour’s lineup exceptionally strong. Astounding as it was, King Crimson still has the propensity to tackle songs from all over their vast catalog, while incessantly adding new intersections and elements.” – Dylan Muhlberg, Grateful Web
In other news:
The band has recently released “The Elements Of King Crimson 2017 Tour Box.” As with previous releases in the “Elements” series, the full variety of King Crimson’s music is presented over 2 CDs! Featuring extracts from rehearsals, new live recordings, elements from studio recordings, full tracks, alternate takes and finished recordings from 1969-2016, many of which make their first appearance on CD.
Every lineup is featured across the double CD set. Of particular interest on the new set is the inclusion on disc 2 of every part of “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic” (some studio, some live) from “Part I” to “Level 5” – interspersed with elements taken from the original studio sessions and rehearsals.
Also, coinciding with the first leg of the tour, King Crimson released a CD EP titled “Heroes – Live In Europe, 2016.” Recorded in Berlin during the band’s 2016 European tour., the EP was released on June 2nd, 2017 and, along with “The Elements Of King Crimson 2017 Tour Box,” can be ordered via the shops at www.dgmlive.com as well as available through traditional retail outlets. The US based Schizoid Shop has recently added a range of new shirts and other band-related merchandise and offers weekly specials including offers to win free tour tees. www.schizoidshop.com.
Legendary Dutch progressive rock band KAYAK has signed a worldwide deal with InsideOutMusic! The band’s seventeenth studio album is entitled “Seventeen” and is now set for release on January 12th, 2018.
Currently being busy mixing “Seventeen”, the band’s mastermind Ton Scherpenzeel comments: “KAYAK are excited about signing to IOM, and are looking forward to a long lasting and successful collaboration. The combination of the band with an almost complete new line up, and a new record company seems very promising and will hopefully open new doors for us!”
Originally, the album’s release was already announced for October 2017 and a presale is available via KAYAK’s official website. It remains valid but due to the new record deal, these pre-orders will befulfilled in early 2018 when InsideOutMusic officially releases “Seventeen”.
Now, with singer Bart Schwertmann and guitarist Marcel Singor joining Ton Scherpenzeel as the band’s creative core and additional members Kristoffer Gildenlöw (bass / ex Pain Of Salvation) and Collin Leijenaar (drums / Affector, Neal Morse, Dave Bainbridge), a reborn KAYAK once again proves that the band’s name -though chosen randomly back in 1972 -is as appropriate as ever. Just when everyone expects the boat to sink, it miraculously resurfaces and sails on.
Further information on the new album “Seventeen”, which also features a guest appearance by Camel guitar player Andy Latimer, will be revealed soon!
IN CASE YOU PRE ORDERED THE ALBUM, WE FULLY UNDERSTAND YOU MAY BE SOMEWHAT DISAPPOINTED FOR THE RELEASE HAVING BEEN POSTPONED. WE ALSO HOPE YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THIS DECISION WASN’T TAKEN LIGHTLY, AND THAT KAYAK AND THE NEW ALBUM WILL ONLY BENEFIT FROM IT. KEEP CHECKING THIS SITE: THERE IS MORE KAYAK NEWS TO COME FOR OCTOBER 2017!
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KAYAK tekent wereldwijde platendeal met InsideOutMusic; bekendmaking release date “Seventeen”!
De legendarische Nederlandse progressieve rockband KAYAK heeft een wereldwijd contract afgesloten met InsideOutMUsic! Het zeventiende studio album van de band heet ‘Seventeen’ en de release is gepland voor 12 Januari 2018.
Bandleider Ton Scherpenzeel, die momenteel druk bezig is met de mix van ‘Seventeen’, laat weten: “KAYAK is opgetogen over het contract met IOM, en we zien uit naar een langdurige en succesvolle samenwerking. De combinatie van een bijna volledig nieuwe line up en een nieuwe platenmaatschappij is veelbelovend en opent hopelijk nieuwe deuren voor ons!”
Oorspronkelijk zou het album in oktober 2017 verschijnen, en via de Kayak website/shop is de CD voor te bestellen. Dat kan nog altijd, echter zal door het nieuwe contract pas begin januari 2018 met de verzending worden begonnen, wanneer InsideOutMusc ‘Seventeen’ officieel uitbrengt.
Nu, met vocalist Bart Schwertmann en gitarist Marcel Singer samen met Ton Scherpenzeel in de kernbezetting van de band, aangevuld met Kristoffer Gildenlöw (bas/ ex Pain of Salvation) en Collin Leijenaar (drums/ Affector, Neal Morse, David Bainbridge) bewijst een herboren Kayak dat de destijds i1972 nogal toevallig gekozen bandnaam toepasselijker is dan ooit. Juist wanneer iedereen denkt dat het bootje zal zinken, komt het op wonderbaarlijke wijze weer boven water en vaart het verder.
Meer informatie over het nieuwe album ‘Seventeen’, waarop Camel gitarist Andy Latimer als gastmuzikant te horen is, wordt binnenkort bekend gemaakt!
WIJ BEGRIJPEN HET WANNEER U, ALS VOORBESTELLER VAN HET NIEUWE ALBUM, ENIGSZINS TELEURGESTELD BENT DAT DE RELEASEDATUM IS UITGESTELD. WE HOPEN ECHTER OOK DAT U BEGRIJPT DAT ER GOED OVER DIT BESLUIT IS NAGEDACHT, EN DAT HET TEN GOEDE ZAL KOMEN AAN KAYAK EN HET NIEUWE ALBUM. HOU DE SITE IN DE GATEN: ER KOMT NOG MEER NIEUWS AAN OVER OKTOBER 2017!