Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius Release HYSTERIA Single & Music Video From Upcoming Album

Electric Violinist & Singer Joe Deninzon Amplifies Muse’s Passionate Song

HYSTERIA is a Wagnerian/Queen-esque cover of Muse’s 2003 hit. The song is going to be on the upcoming Stratospheerius album, GUILTY OF INNOCENCE, out September 29 on Melodic Revolution Records, the leading North American progressive rock record label.

The Video was Directed by musician Dave Milone (of Radio 4), the video for HYSTERIA features a dramatic performance of the band punctuated with explosions. Deninzon says the explosions represent “Someone who has had enough! Feeling hopeless frustration with the current state of the world, breaking out of a bad relationship, or someone held back from their dreams and ambitions, a prisoner in their mind or in a literal sense…or both!”

Joe is a huge Muse and Queen fan, and pays tribute to both bands in their version of this song, “The original was so perfect that we wanted to reimagine the song entirely!” The single features singer Melanie Mitrano, the first time Stratospheerius has ever had an operatic soprano guesting on any of their recordings.

Fusing influences by artists as diverse as Tool, Tom Morello, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Jack Bruce, Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius are contenders for being the biggest deal in prog that you’ve never heard! Writes’s Peter Chakerian, “He may not be a ‘household name’ (yet) but he’s kind of a big deal.” Adds Progressive Rock Central’s Angel Romero, the group “combines solid songwriting and tradition with extraordinary electric violin work and the sounds of the future.”

Special guests on GUILTY OF INNOCENCE include guitarist Alex Skolnick (Testament, TSO), keyboardist Rave Tesar (Renaissance), and vocalist/guitarist Randy McStine (The Fringe, Stu Hamm).

For updates on digital store links such as iTunes, Amazon, visit both the Melodic Revolution Records and Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius’ Facebook and YouTube pages.

The Single is Available at; | Amazon USA | Amazon UK | Amazon Japan | CD Baby |

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Melodic Revolution Records “Music Is Our Voice.”

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Europe to release new studio album “Walk The Earth” on the 20th October 2017

Europe is very pleased to announce the release of their new studio album “Walk The Earth” on the 20th October 2017 via our own Hell & Back label through Silver Lining Music.

The album cover features original artwork by famed Los Angeles artist Mike Sportes of Filth Mart

Joey: “We were in the studio a few days into recording and Dave (Cobb, Producer) comes in wearing this very cool T-Shirt with one of Mike’s designs on it. Immediately we knew we had to check Mike’s other work and have him come up with an exclusive design for us based on the vibe of the album. We are very proud to have his amazing artwork as the Walk The Earth album cover!’

The track listing for the album will be:

1. Walk The Earth
2. The Siege
3. Kingdom United
4. Pictures
5. Election Day
6. Wolves
7. GTO
8. Haze
9. Whenever You’re Ready
10. Turn To Dust

The album was recorded at famed Abbey Road Studios in London with Grammy winning producer Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Shooter Jennings, Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) who as most of you know, also produced War Of Kings.

Europe Is
Mic Michaeli – Keys
John Levén – Bass
Joey Tempest – Vocals
John Norum – Guitars
Ian Haugland – Drums

We are back on the road in the UK with Deep Purple later this year and this will, of course, be the first time you will hear tracks from ‘Walk The Earth’ Live.
UK Dates are below

Fri 17th Nov 2017 Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham UK
Sat 18th Nov Manchester Arena, Manchester UK
Mon 20th Nov Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff UK
Wed 22nd Nov The SSE Hydro, Glasgow UK
Thurs 23rd Nov The o2 Arena, London UK

For tickets see

European Tour Dates for November and December to be announced imminently together with more posts with information and cool insights leading up the album’s release – so keep watching this space!

October 20th everyone….pre-order links for the album coming soon!!

// Europe

ifsounds Founder Dario Lastella Releases Mela Rossa A Companion Novel To The Album Red Apple

On November 6th, 2012 ifsounds releases the ambitious concept album the Red Apple just 40 days prior to the real possibility of Armageddon as predicted by the Mayans.

For over a 1,000 years, many people around the world including Scientists feared of a global catastrophe predicted by the Mayans, this fear which could end the human race is always with us.

Dario Lastella from the Italian progressive rock band ifsounds wrote a concept album and a novel inspired by a global madness scenario. “Mela Rossa” is a choral novel which describes the four different corners of the world during the last days of a fatal 2012: Italy, Argentina, Mongolia, and the USA.

According to Dario, The novel is mainly about human feelings and behavior and about the management of the power. What is true and what is false? Who can we trust? Who could “ride the gravy train” of an end-of-the-world scenario? Does the threat come from the outer space? Are they the aliens? Or are we the real threat for the human race?

In 2017 Dario’s novel Mela Rossa, the companion to the album Red Apple is published in Italian by Planet Book.
Purchase Mela Rosa | Amazon Italy | Planet Book |


ifsounds Red Apple was inspired by the novel written by Dario Lastella, the CD was published and released in 2012 by Melodic Revolution Records.


Purchase Red Apple
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Odin’s Court Announce New Album “Turtles All the Way Down Volume II”

Odin’ Court to return with new Release “Turtles All the Way Down Volume II” via Melodic Revolution Records
Melodic US Progressive Rock outfit Odin’ Court is nearing completion of the recording and production for their 5th concept album Turtles All the Way Down Volume II.

ODIN’S COURT is a Maryland, USA Progressive Rock band that was formed by Matt Brookins in 2001. The band is best described as a mixture of progressive rock and prog metal, fusing classic and modern sounds that transcend traditional genre definitions.

About the Album

Turtles All the Way Down Volume II is the band’s second offering from a planned “Turtles Trilogy,” and it will feature eight new studio tracks, one of which will be an epic 20 minutes long and full orchestration. The album is expected to be released in late 2017.
Turtles All the Way Down explores deep issues about mankind’s understanding of the universe, the individual, and how each new discovery may challenge what we think we understand about our surroundings.
Brookins comments on the upcoming release.
“This album takes it up a notch from where Dimetrius, Rick, and I left off with the previous album. I think Turtles II has our best material and production yet. I know artists often say these types of things when talking about a new release, but I think Gary Raub’s drum style adds a nice vibe to the sound we previously established. We also went for some ‘epic’ sounding choruses on this one with layered choirs, which are nicely supplemented by the beautiful voice of Michelle Loose Schrotz [of mid-Atlantic based band Brave]. I think this album also has a big, ambient, and dense sound, but even with that big sound, we still maintain focus on ‘the song’ because that’s what it’s all about – the messages and emotions that music attempts to deliver.”

Band Members
Matt Brookins – Guitar, Vocals, Keyboard, and (Studio) Bass
Rick Pierpont – Guitar & Backing Vocals
Dimetrius LaFavors – Vocals
Gary Raub – Drums, Percussion, and Backing Vocals
Jason Pierpont – (Live) Bass Guitar 
Further album details coming soon!

from the previous album Turtles all the way down 

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Threshold Announce New Album ‘Legends Of The Shires’ & Unveil Artwork Listen To The Epic First Single ‘Lost In Translation’

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.”


CD 1:
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

CD 2:
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

Pre-order ‘Legends Of The Shires’ here

Emerson, Lake & Palmer To Release Special Edition Box Set Fanfare 1970-1997

ELP Fanfare 1970-1997 is 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 1970-1997 includes 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 1970-1997 on 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.

ELP Fanfare 1970-1997 – Deluxe Numbered Box Set
ELP Fanfare – Deluxe Box Set & 2 x 7″ Single Test Pressings
ELP Fanfare – Deluxe Box Set & Live 3LP Test Pressings
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