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.
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!
PERSBERICHT INSIDE OUT MUSIC
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!
You’re probably wondering where I’ve been. Where else, but in the studio! And now, the music is complete and I can finally share it with you.
I bet you can’t guess how many songs are being released this year?
Well first off, by the time summer ends, you’ll have two new singles and a new EP by September.
Apparently, a musician now-a-days isn’t supposed to work a year and come out with an album anymore. We are supposed to chug out music every month or even every week to keep up with the speed of online music consumption.
But, everyone knows how quickly time passes when you’re having a good time and the music was just flowing so well in the studio, I couldn’t pull myself away until these songs were done.
I’m giving you music from both sides of Oh. – the quieter ballad and the harder progressive metal. And if you can keep a secret, for my purely Prog Rock fans, I have a little surprise coming out especially for you, you’ll find out very soon.
Now finally, the “Love Will Heal” series is finished with two new songs. The first is “I’m in Love” which goes on pre-order today and will be released on July 28, 2017!
We also created a very cool 3D experience so when you go to this awesome page on my website you can get a free download of the song – IF (smile) you find the code in the 3D world! Go for it!
Later in August, the last song of the series, “Deserted Eyes” will be released, we’re filming the video clip right now!
Take a look at what’s coming soon:
I’m in Love – Release Date: July 28th, 2017
An animated music video accompanies the release which has some very cool special effects! The video will be released this upcoming week!
Also, as I mentioned above, we created a 3D experience so when you go to this awesome page on my website you can get a free download of the song – IF (smile) you find the code in the 3D world!
Deserted Eyes – Release Date: August 2017
I’ll be telling you more about “Deserted Eyes” next month.
Metallia – EP – Release Date: September 2017
I can’t wait to tell you about the new progressive metal EP, coming out in September, called “Metallia”. There are six powerful songs on the EP: Red Lion, Bee, Dragon Kiss, Androgyny, Resurrection and Triumph!
There’s a video clip shot in a club in town with a bunch of friends for Red Lion and the cover art is amazing! You can get a glimpse of it in the right ball in the 3D above!!
The album explores some deep metaphysical themes, with intense guitar solos and epic symphonic orchestrations. I’ll tell you more about in the Fall.
Prog Unshaven EP – Release Date: Spring 2018
I’m not supposed to tell you this…it’s a surprise but if you can keep a secret I’m mixing up a purely Prog album in the studio right now TBR in Spring 2018 called, Prog Unshaven” – unshaven, you ask? You will find out soon enough!!
A clue: I’m laying down the metal guitar for a bit on this EP and making this album with love for my Prog rock fans. It has tons of vocals and musical destinations.
Now you see why I’m so excited to share the news with you!
Really looking forward to see how manyfind the codein the 3D world before the 28th and get the FREE download!!
AOR Prog band Kracked Earth re-visit some of their outtakes, unused and alternate tracks from their music vault and release an instrumental version of “Onwards and Upwards.”
About Onward Upwards Pre-Production Instrumental (feat Doug Scarratt)
Occasionally whilst in the recording studio, a touch of magic happens, and everyone gets transported to another place by what’s being played or sung by the artist during a particular take. Well, this happened while we were recording the album Splash down in Brighton. UK.
Doug Scarratt was laying down his lead guitar for the song “Onward Upwards”, and it was amazing, just one take and that was it. We tried a few others, but none were like this very special effort.
Great we all thought. It’s in the can. We can all relax. Let’s all go home.
But, you see, there was a problem. His part, while brilliant of course, lasted the entire length of the song! There simply wasn’t enough room for the vocal, and just chopping into it just didn’t work.
So, unfortunately, I had to consign what was effectively Doug’s 4 minute solo to the bin.
We then changed the feel completely by getting our good friend Butch Thomas to blow some sax on the track, which worked really well. OK, so what we have here is the pre-production backing track of “Onwards Upwards” complete with the amazing Doug Scarratt in all his glory. Feel free to “Air Guitar” along if you wish, though this is not mandatory. What? Yeah, sorry. Oh yes, it is!
Andy Kinch July 2017
Musicians on this version:
Doug Scarratt. Lead and Acoustic Guitar
Andy Kinch. Keyboards and Acoustic Guitar
Simon Dennis. Bass Guitar.
Mark Millin. Percussion.
Elyan Fernova. Drums
We’ve decided to put a Greatest Hits of Magenta together. So many times we have people coming up to us to say that they didn’t even know we existed, and then discover the band and become fans for life. So the purpose of this album, is to have something that we can point music lovers to. It’s available on all good (and not so good) platforms. ITunes,Spotify,etc,etc. It’s also available as a free download at the bands Magenta Bandcamp site.
This is a FREE Magenta sampler, the essential Magenta tracks.
PLEASE share this link to widen the awareness of the music of Magenta.