PROGTOBERFEST III Tickets Go On Sale To The Public Today!

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Progtoberfest III is Three Days of Live Music in Two Rooms!

Cost
$75 – $350

Where
Reggies Rock Club
2109 South State St.
Chicago, IL

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.

Thoughts Factory Begin Recording Album No. 2

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.

Thoughts Factory
Photo: http://www.stefandries.de/

The band plan to document their movements of the recording by releasing some photos and videos of the recording sessions.

Thoughts Factory
Cornelius Wurth: Vocals
Sven Schornstein: Keys
Bernd Schönegge: Bass
Chris Maldener: Drums
Markus Wittmann: Guitars

Links:
Website: http://www.thoughtsfactory.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thoughtsfactory
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thoughtsfactorymusic/videos
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TFProgMetal
MRR: http://mrrmusic.com/thoughts-factory/

Media Contact

Thoughts Factory
Sven Schornstein
info@thoughtsfactory.com

Melodic Revolution Records
Nick Katona
info@melodicrevolution.com

Debut Release

UK Progressive AOR Band Kracked Earth to Release Classic Moody Blues Track Penned by Justin Hayward

Kracked Earth New Horizons Art 1500In 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.

Production Notes:
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.
https://www.facebook.com/Ed.Unitsky.fanpage/
Single Art Concept & Layout Nick Katona

Find more info about Kracked Earth @
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/krackedearthband
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/andykinch
MRR Profile: http://mrrmusic.com/kracked-earth/

Media Contact:
Andy Kinch
kinchmusic@aol.com

Melodic Revolution Records Contact
Nick Katona:
Info@melodicrevolution.com
Website: http://mrrmusic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MelodicRevolutionRecords

Kaprekars Constant – Fate Outsmarts Desire Available For Pre-Order

Kaprekars Constant is the brainchild of childhood friends, songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Al Nicholson and Nick Jefferson.

Joined throughout its debut album by legendary Van Der Graaf Generator saxophonist/flautist David Jackson, vocalist Dorie Jackson (Francis Dunnery) and ace former Level 42 drummer Phil Gould, the band’s melodic sensibilities, epic arrangements and love of historical subject matter draw inspiration from the likes of Big Big Train and Genesis.

A superb second release on the Uranium Club label.

The Collective:
Bill Jefferson: vocals
Dorie Jackson: vocals and backing vocals
Nick Jefferson: bass, fretless bass, electric guitar and keyboards.
Al Nicholson: acoustic guitar, classical guitar, electric guitar, mandolin and keyboards. Mike Westergaard: keyboards, piano and backing vocals.
David Jackson: saxophones, flutes, whistles and G# bell.
Phil Gould: drums, percussion and ‘dube’.
Paul Gunn: spoken voice.Sean Jefferson: original painting
Sophie Butters: website design.
Will Hesse: photography.All songs written by Nick Jefferson and Al Nicholson.
Produced and mixed by Mike Westergaard.
Formats
Digital Downloads
Compact Disc
Vinyl
& Various Bundle Combinations
MUSIC

Transport Aerian Talks About Upcoming Album And Releases 1st Teaser Video

Theiranthrope is an album, whose themes are dedicated to the emotions of the mind, torn by different assets of mental illness in the context of quickly developing world on the brink of the war, social and economical catastrophe. In the other worlds, it explores a twisted, ugly side of anyone of us in the modern world.

Besides the conventional music pieces, Therianthrope also features The Abstract Symphony, a set of songs and instrumental pieces based on blind improvisation by the team of guest musicians. Nobody knew what the other musician would play, as they were only given a theme to describe and photographs to emphasize the visual in the sound. Such experimental approach is a manifest of modernity, an information field that contains the similar artistic concepts and thus allows any music to be created out of idea, without other forms of direct physical or intellectual interaction.

For the first time, Transport Aerian features numerous guest musicians, including Paul Sax (Curved Air, Praying For The Rain), Elvya (Ayreon, Elvya), Marco Ragni (solo), Peter Matuchniak (Gekko Project), JoJo Razor (Gekko Project), Dyian, Stef Flaming (Murky Red, Ocean 5), Darren Brush, Stefan Boeykens and Rachel Bauer. Therianthrope is set to be released in late 2017 by Melodic Revolution Records.

Transport Aerian and Melodic Revolution Records would like to unveil the first official teaser video for upcoming album Therianthrope.

The teaser video features a fragment of the song Smirking Sirens from the upcoming album, featuring Paul Sax (Violin), Elvya (Hammered Dulcimer) and Dyian (Hurdy-gurdy). Transport Aerian’s Therianthrope is scheduled to be released in 2017.

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About Transport Aerian

Transport Aerian is essentially a one man progressive-oriented project led by a producer and multi-instrumentalist Hamlet. It sets no strict genre borders, knows no musical or spiritual limits. At the different times, the project had been working with different musicians, always changing and shifting its live and studio experiences depending on what the current creative state demands, performing drastically different kinds of music, yet always staying in the shape of poetic, sharp-edged artistic kind. 

The project’s philosophy is closest to those, calling themselves expressionists in poetry and fine arts, therefore, the inner side of the emotional expression is what Hamlet intends to bring through project’s music to whoever who is willing to hear the word said.

The Cast of Therianthrope

Hamlet // Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Programing, Drums and Samples 
Rachel Bauer // Spoken Word and Vocals
JoJo Razor // Vocals
Paul Sax // Violin
Stefan Boeykens // Guitar
Elvya // Hammered Dulcimer
Dyian // Hurdy-gurdy
Peter Matuchniak // Guitar
Marco Ragni // Guitar & Keyboards
Darren Brush // Chapman Stick

Links

Official Website
Facebook 

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