Steve Morse, Mike Portnoy, Neal Morse, Dave LaRue and Casey McPherson, collectively known as Flying Colors soar to even loftier heights with Third Degree, their third studio album in a decade that’s set for release on October 4, 2019 via Music Theories Recordings / Mascot Label Group.
Third Degree builds upon the genre-bending momentum of 2012’s self-titled Flying Colors and the aural-template ascension of 2014’s Second Nature. From the skittery psychedelic/classical turnaround of the lead single “More” to the Beach Boys-meet-Asia vibe of “Love Letter” to the deep emotionality of the album-ending, prog-leaning epic “Crawl,” the nine tracks that comprise Third Degree signify just how muchFlying Colors are willing to explore new frontiers.
Tracklisting: A1. The Loss Inside A2. More A3. Cadence B1. Guardian B2. Last Train Home C1. Geronimo C2. You Are Not Alone C3. Love Letter D1. Crawl
Third Degree will be released on these formats: Limited edition Deluxe 2CD Box Set with a 40-page photobook, 2 coasters, and a 6-track bonus CD Digipack CDLimited Blue Marble 2LP (500 copies worldwide – Exclusive to the MLG store) Limited Blue 2LPBlack 2LPDigital (all download and streaming platforms, including Bandcamp) Limited edition Third Degree T-Shirt bundles (Exclusive to the MLG store)As usual, a free poster with all MLG store pre-orders!
Flying Colors Steve Morse, Casey McPherson, Neal Morse, Dave LaRue, Mike Portnoy
Mexican progressive rock band Cast, is a well-known entity to many in the progressive rock community. With a history going back to 1978 and more than two dozen releases to their name. Cast is a true veteran progressive rock band and their specialty is symphonic progressive rock. They have developed their craft in a meticulous manner and are among a select few bands where their later releases by and large are also their most revered.
Cast is a band where fans are more likely to call out for current material than for songs written and released decades ago. There aren’t too many other veteran progressive rock bands who can state that on their resume. Cast has been selected in a well-deserved headliner slot and they will perform on Friday, May 8th, 2020. Everyone will be in for a treat with this excellent live band from Mexico. More than 40 years as an active band and one of the rare cases of a seasoned veteran band getting increasingly better and steadily improving with age and experience.
We sincerely miss seeing such an inspiring, and loving group of people that have gifted us with the opportunity to perform our music together. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We wanted to create a pair of nights that took the facets we love so much about touring—both the performance and the interaction— and pull them apart, concentrating them between two separate occasions; ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝟏: 𝐅𝐨𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐨- 𝐚𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐝𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠, (𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐞 𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝/𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐬𝐡𝐞𝐬) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝟐: 𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨- 𝐚 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐚𝐧𝐝, 𝐚𝐜𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐚 𝐟𝐞𝐰 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬, 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚 𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐟𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐫 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞-𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are so excited to spend this time together, and can’t wait to see you all this November.
Presale tickets go on sale August 9th at 12pm Eastern. If you pre-ordered our box set, check your email for a special code and link to grab tickets today! Regular on sale August 16th.
Nov 1 – Seattle, WA @ St. Marks Cathedral * Nov 2 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile % Nov 4 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge * Nov 5 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater % Nov 7 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall * Nov 8 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge % Nov 12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr Theatre * Nov 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Murmrr Theatre % Nov 15 – Somerville, MA @ Arts at The Armory * Nov 17 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair % Nov 20 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West * Nov 21 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West % Nov 23 – Austin, TX @ The Parish *% Nov 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Teragram * Nov 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Teragram % ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ = Stripped Down Performance & Interactive Podcast Taping % = Full Dear Hunter set w/ Ensemble *% = Both performances in one day!
The Dear Hunter presents The Acts (Limited Edition Vinyl Box Set)
This box set includes the following albums on 180 Gram Vinyl…
Act I: The Lake South, The River North Act II: The Meaning of, and All Things Regarding Ms. Leading Act III: Life and Death Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional The Fox & The Hunt (Double LP, by Casey Crescenzo and Brian Adam McCune with Awesöme Orchestra)
Additional Info and Items
• Official Lyric Book
• A conversation with Casey Crescenzo reflecting on the creation of The Acts
• All artwork reimagined by artist Nicky Barkla (Acts IV & V)
• All vinyl pressed on 180 Grams
• New and Unique colorways of previously released albums
Acclaimed for his work as a founding member of prog metal standouts Haken, as well as Nova Collective, Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress, and as a Strandberg Guitars associate artist, Richard Henshall has released his debut solo album, ‘The Cocoon’ today!
‘”Henshall has composed material which will not only find common ground with his established followers from his past efforts with Haken and Nova Collective, but also bring in new fans with the more varied sound palate.” – The Prog Report
“Haken fans will definitely love it, but I think other prog fans will, too.” – The Prog Mind
“This album defines the musical and creative identity of one of the most talented composers in prog today.” – World Prog Nation
Consisting of tracks that range from dense polyrhythmic passages to delicate minimalistic interludes and everything in between, ‘The Cocoon’ features Henshall’s trademark guitar and keyboard playing throughout, and marks his debut performance as a lead vocalist.
The multi-layered, richly textured and often heart wrenching album, represents four years of creative input from Henshall and draws inspiration from artists such as Bon Iver, Meshuggah, Squarepusher and Tigran Hamasyan, which has resulted in, arguably, his most ambitious and eclectic work to date.
Completing the lineup for the release are Conner Green (Haken) on bass and Matthew Lynch (Cynic and Nova Collective) on drums. “Conner and Matt never cease to astound me with what they can achieve on their instruments. They both have a fresh, unique approach to playing, which has really breathed new life into the music on ‘The Cocoon’. They really outdid themselves on this record”
The album also features a stellar cast of guests including Jordan Rudess, Marco Sfogli, David Maxim Micic, Jazz saxophonist Adam Carrillo and Bent Knee’s Ben Levin, Jessica Kion and Chris Baum
Mile Marker Zero wi be making our first appearance at the New Jersey Proghouse on August 20th! This is a great opportunity to see us in an intimate setting along with Galactic Cowboy Orchestra, and Shueh-li Ong Get your advanced tickets here