Album will be available in a Terraformer Comprehensive Adult Bundle with Limited Edition 2 LP Color Vinyl, Limited Music Score and Trading Cards. Watch Preorder Infomercial.
New Spring tour kicks off April 12th in New Jersey and wraps up May 19th.
American Alt-Prog rock masters Thank You Scientist are pleased to announce their 4th studio album, Terraformer, out June 14th on Evil Ink Records. Their second studio release on the label formed by Coheed and Cambria’s Claudio Sanchez is the bands most ambitious to date. The album features more than an hour and 20 minutes on a 2-disc set. Pre-orders for Terraformer also begin today at www.thankyouscientist.merchnow.com.
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Mike Ferretti’s studio in Ringwood, NJ. Main songwriter and guitarist Tom Monda oversaw production, along with contributions from the band.
The front cover was designed by Templar, who also designed the album art for the group’s previous record Stranger Heads Prevail.
Tracklisting: 1 Wrinkle 2:32 2 FXMLDR 7:56 3 Swarm 6:25 4 Son of a Serpent 8:06 5 Birdwatching 3:41 6 Everyday Ghosts 10:03 7 Chromology 9:49 8 Geronimo 6:15 9 Life of Vermin 8:11 10 Shatner’s Lament 1:13 11 Anchor 9:56 12 New Moon 2:01 13 Terraformer 8:07
Terraformer will be available 2 CD Digipak, 2 LP Vinyl, Digital, and in a Terraformer Comprehensive Adult Bundle (For Adults)
This incredibly rare offering from Thank You Scientist and CREAM CO includes: •Limited Edition 2LP Color Vinyl •21 Page Full Color Lyric Book (illustrated by Shamfoo) •Full Score Songbook signed by all members of Thank You Scientist (Limited to the first 500 pre-orders) •Full set of Thank You Scientist Father and Son Trading Cards (Limited to the first 500 pre-orders)
“We’re really excited about this new album. We’ve put in so much work into this limited bundle to make sure it’s perfect, and we hope our fans agree and help us crush our release week. We’re a bunch of weirdos making music for weirdos that still care about weird music, and I think that’s a beautiful thing.” – Tom Monda
The album marks the first recordings of the Thank You Scientist’s new lineup, which includes Joe Fadem on drums, Sam Greenfield on Sax, and Joe Gullace on trumpet.
“The new members were all guys that myself, Ben, and Cody play with in Cody’s band ‘We Used to Cut The Grass.’ They were all a big part of the writing and arranging process for this album and I feel very lucky to be in a band with them.” – Monda
Thank You Scientist will be on a US tour this summer with Reign of Kindo and In the Presence of Wolves from April 12th in New Jersey, ending May 19th in NY.
April 12th, Jersey City, NJ – White Eagle Hall April 19th, Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit Hall April 20th, Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace April 22nd, Ferndale, MI – The Loving Touch April 23rd, Columbus, OH – Skully’s Music-Diner April 24th, Chicago, IL – Sleeping Village April 25th, Saint Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall April 26th, Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck April 27th, Denver, CO – Globe Hall April 28th, Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge April 30th, Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre May 1st, Seattle, WA – El Corazon May 3rd, Berkeley, CA – Cornerstone May 4th, Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Theater May 5th, Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge May 7th, Austin, TX – Stubb’s Downtown May 8th, Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill May 9th, Jefferson, LA – Southport Hall May 10th, Nashville, TN – Exit/IN May 11th, Atlanta, GA – Aisle 5 May 12th, Oralndo, FL – The Social May 14th, Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall May 15th, Washington D.C. – Rock & Roll Hotel May 16th, Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall May 17th, Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall May 19th, Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade NYC
In only a few years. Thank You Scientist have created a loyal and dedicated following with their unique style and indescribable sound through the albums Maps of Non-Existent Places (re-released in 2014), and Stranger Heads Prevail (released in 2016 via Evil Ink Records). The band has also toured with the likes of Periphery, Haken, Devin Townsend, as well as Coheed and Cambria, cementing themselves as a must-see live act.
Band: Salvatore Marrano Tom Monda Ben Karas Cody McCorry Joe Fadem Sam Greenfield Joe Gullace
It is with deep sadness that we report the following story, sadly this seems to be the way the music industry in a whole is going, over the last dozen or so years the entire music climate has changed, from major labels turning their backs on technology, record stores and chains around the world closing at a record pace, CD & Digital sales are down and now its even affecting the last frontier, print media and music promoters such as The Classic Rock Society.
Classic Rock Society, also known as the CRS, was founded by Martin Hudson in 1991 in Rotherham, England at the Florence Nightingale public house, which quickly progressed to become a large and well-recognized organization helping to forward the cause of Progressive rock, and Classic rock. Wikipedia
According to a post on The Classic Rock Society social media page.
It is with great regret and heavy hearts that we have to announce that the Classic Rock Society will be closing its doors for the final time in the very near future.
There have been issues regarding personnel changes and the ever-worsening financial climate for a while, but although every effort has been taken to keep it running, after a lengthy discussion following the Awards Night on Saturday, we have come to the sad conclusion that recent issues, from postage costs through to magazine production and gig expenditure, have left the position impossible to continue. We could not mention anything about this on Saturday as it could have cast a shadow over a superb performance by ARENA, and the CRS has always, from Day One, been about the music first and foremost.
It is a very hard climate in the world of this sort of music, which we all love, as evidenced by the difficulties experienced by venues such as the Citadel as an example close to ‘home’. There is much-increased competition for gigs compared to a decade or so ago – and while this is healthy and, somewhat ironically, could be seen as a part of what we have striven to achieve, nevertheless it has impacted us. This is only compounded by the limitations placed upon a group of volunteers who have had to do everything as an all-consuming ‘spare time’ project for a long time, with changes in life and family pressures.
Suffice it to say that this decision has not been taken lightly and it is only as a last resort that we have deemed it necessary to make this announcement. We would like to publicly thank everyone who has supported the CRS, be it as a volunteer, subscriber or simply gig-goer, and also of course a massive thanks to all of the great bands who have played for us and supported us in numerous ways and which we proudly call friends. Not to mention our Patrons throughout the years, to whom we are massively indebted for their support. Without all of you, we would not have been here as long as we have, that is for sure.
We sincerely hope that we have made at least a small difference over our time, and that this music we all love is stronger for our efforts. There will be a final issue of Rock Society magazine to tie up loose ends and mark a fitting sign-off, while all planned gigs will be honoured and undertaken where at all possible. Anyone with tickets for the upcoming Jump, Tiger Moth Tales, IO Earth, Hayley Griffiths and Mostly Autumn shows need not worry. We will be there to see you as usual!
Subscribers will be contacted individually and will, of course, be offered refunds on a pro rata basis. We will be in touch in the next few weeks with full details about this. Thank you all for your support THE CLASSIC ROCK SOCIETY TEAM
From all of us at Power of Prog, we want to thank CRS for many years of service and wish them well in any and all future endeavors
New Studio Album Universe To Be Released In 2019 | The Band Is Another Excellent Addition to Label’s New Breed Roster!
Vocalist/guitarist Alessio Garavello (Ex-Power Quest/Arthemis) and bassist Andrea Lonardi formed A New Tomorrow in London in 2009. The two were later joined by drummer Tim Hall and guitarist Michael Kew (Vega). The band have since honed their sound into powerful, uplifting, hard-hitting melodic hard rock, which drew the attention of Frontiers in 2018 and led to the band’s signing.
Rock giants like Alter Bridge, Foo Fighters, Metallica, and Green Day are influential to A New Tomorrow’s musical roots and this rock solid foundation is the road map from which the band developed their sound. Conveying A New Tomorrow’s love for life and go-getter attitude, both on and off stage, their music is meant to motivate and inspire.
Drummer Tim Hall comments, “Several years of amazing times, full of both ups and downs, not just as a band, but as great friends, gave us the foundation to write something special for our music. Universe became the only title to encompass all our experiences as individuals and as a band, with themes – from fear and doubt to taking back the pursuit of our hopes and dreams – that I think all of us can identify with.”
Hall continues, “Expect dynamic and heavy songs, with intricate, interwoven grooves, alongside blankets of melodic guitars and powerful vocals. We feel invigorated playing this music and can’t wait to unleash that energy live in 2019.”
Alessio Garavello on signing to Frontiers: “It’s fantastic to start working with a label that shares the same vision for our music that we do! This union presents an opportunity for us to grow and evolve as a band and we really can’t wait to continue the journey in 2019 and beyond.”
Melodic Revolution Records is pleased to announce the upcoming album Stargazer 2 by The Steve Bonino Project.
Hot on the heels of the highly acclaimed debut album Stargazer… Bomber Goggles Multi-instrumentalist Steve Bonino returns with Stargazer 2.
Stargazer is the nickname given to the hero of the story born into a dystopian future in which man’s neglect has made Earth no longer habitable.
For the past 20 years on Proxima b, the colonists have been feverishly building a transparent dome to protect themselves from the sun’s radiation and to able to control their environment.
Upon its completion, it is decided they should send out an exploration party to try to replenish lost supplies. After a two day trek, they come upon what looks like the ruins of an abandoned alien city where they find what appear to be texts written in an alien language.
Are the writings actually alien, or could there be a connection to the colonists they could never dare to imagine? Tune in to Stargazer 2 for the shocking truth.
‘Stargazer 2’ will be Released & selections Performed Live along with songs from Stargazer by The Steve Bonino Projecton April 14th, 2019 at Alvas Showroom 1417 W 8th Street. San Pedro, CA 90732
The Live Band: Steve Bonino Bass/Vocals Peter Matuchniak Guitar/Vocals Both Steve and Peter are members of the critically acclaimed band Bomber Goggles whose debut album ‘Gyerland’ spent weeks in the top ten at Prog Archives. Jimmy Keegan Drums/Vocals (formerly Spock’s Beard and played drums on Santana’s ‘Supernatural’ album). Jonathan Sindelman Keyboards/Vocals (has performed with Allan White of Yes, Mike Keneally from Frank Zappa’s band and Joe Travers from Zappa Plays Zappa). Seth Romano Guitar/Keyboards/Percussion/Vocals (‘The Trip’).
01. The Grand Finale 02. Under The Dome 03. The Dark Light Divide 04. So Familiar 05. City Out Of Time 06. Alien Progeny 07. Broken Record 08. Hyperspeed Overdrive 09. Codex 10. The Ancient Sumerian 11. Fear
Stave Bonino, Vocals/Guitars/Bass/Keybords and Drum Programming Peter Matuchniak, lead guitar on The Dark Light Divide, City out of Time and Fear Mike Lewis, Drums on The Grand Finale and The Ancient Sumerian Jimmy Keegan, Drums on The Dark Light Divide Marco Minnemann, Drums on Hyperspeed Overdrive Seth Lewis, Backing vocals on The Grand Finale Erik Johnson, Rythm Guitar on City Out Of Time
We are happy to announce that our “Complete Studio Recordings” vinyl box set will be released on Varèse Sarabande in the US and Canada on Feb. 22nd!
“For the first time, the essential studio recordings of Britain’s legendary Zombies are assembled in one place on vinyl. This set includes their two original US albums: She’s Not There/Tell Her No and Odessey & Oracle; two important compilations: I Love You and R.I.P.; as well as a bespoke collection of rare singles and UK-only album tracks: Oddities & Extras. It’s five albums on 180gm vinyl.”
1. She’s Not There (Side One) 2. Summertime (Side One) 3. It’s Alright With Me (Side One) 4. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me / Bring It On Home To Me (Side One) 5. Sometimes (Side One) 6. Woman (Side One) 7. Tell Her No (Side Two) 8. I Don’t Want To Know (Side Two) 9. Work ‘n’ Play (Side Two) 10. Can’t Nobody Love You (Side Two) 11. What More Can I Do (Side Two) 12. Got My Mojo Working (Side Two)
1. The Way I Feel Inside (Side One) 2. How We Were Before (Side One) 3. Is This The Dream (Side One) 4. Whenever You’re Ready (Side One) 5. Woman (Side One) 6. You Make Me Feel Good (Side One) 7. Gotta Get A Hold Of Myself (Side Two) 8. Indication (Side Two) 9. Don’t Go Away (Side Two) 10. I Love You (Side Two) 11. Leave Me Be (Side Two) 12. She’s Not There (Side Two)o
1. Care of Cell 44 (Side One) 2. A Rose for Emily (Side One) 3. Maybe After He’s Gone (Side One) 4. Beechwood Park (Side One) 5. Brief Candles (Side One) 6. Hung Up On A Dream (Side One) 7. Changes (Side Two) 8. I Want Her She Wants Me (Side Two) 9. This Will Be Our Year (Side Two) 10. Butcher’s Tale (Western Front 1914) (Side Two) 11. Friends of Mine (Side Two) 12. Time of the Season (Side Two)
1. She Loves The Way They Love Her (Side One) 2. Imagine The Swan (Side One) 3. Smokey Day (Side One) 4. Girl Help Me (Side One) 5. I Could Spend The Day (Side One) 6. Conversation Off Floral Street (Side One) 7. If It Don’t Work Out (Side Two) 8. I’ll Call You Mine (Side Two) 9. I’ll Keep Trying (Side Two) 10. I Know She Will (Side Two) 11. Don’t Cry For Me (Side Two) 12. Walking In The Sun (Side Two)
1. Kind Of Girl (Side One) 2. She’s Coming Home (Side One) 3. I Must Move (Side One) 4. I Want You Back Again (Side One) 5. I Can’t Make Up My Mind (Side One) 6. I Remember When I Loved Her (Side One) 7. I’m Going Home (Side One) 8. Remember You (Side Two) 9. Just Out Of Reach (Side Two) 10. Nothing’s Changed (Side Two) 11. Goin’ Out Of My Head (Side Two) 12. She Does Everything For Me (Side Two) 13. A Love That Never Was (Side Two)
If you like Rush–Porcupine Tree-Dream Theater, Shumaun is a must for you!
Prog ensemble Shumaun will be releasing their highly anticipated sophomore album “One Day Closer to Yesterday” on February 22, 2019. The new release has an underlying concept of love gone wrong. The album begins with two souls in a state of preexistence bonded by love, and continues after they are both assigned bodies on Earth. All attempts at a blissful reunion are complicated, as only one of them can recall their state together prior to birth… and yet their connection is undeniable. “One Day Closer to Yesterday” touches on the many real struggles, conflicts, and experiences that romantic relationships might go through… the good, bad, spiritual, and terrestrial.
The Shumaun sound is shaped by the soaring vocals and lead guitar work of Farhad Hossain, the pounding melodic bass lines of Jose Mora, the subtle guitar nuances of Tyler Kim, and the technical and groove-oriented drumming of Tanvir Tomal.
Says vocalist/guitarist Farhad Hossain, “Stylistically, this album is a bit more raw and heavier than our last one. Guitar wise, there are surprisingly a lot of riffs throughout the album. I use the term ‘surprisingly’ because I never really considered myself to be a riff writer, but somehow that’s the natural direction that this album took a turn to. Much of the lyrics were comprised from improved vocal sessions that were further refined in order to capture something real and unfiltered. Many of the vocal melodies were spontaneous. I incorporated more vocal harmonies and vocal textures this time around as well. Tanvir Tomal is playing his heart out on this one. Some of the drum rhythms are simplistic in approach and yet somehow technical in nature. As always, Jose Mora’s bass playing is tasteful, melodic, and technical all at once, And of course, you can hear Tyler Kim’s guitar textures throughout the album.”
Watch the Lyric video for first single off new album called “Go”
Shumaun initially started as a solo project by Farhad Hossain. After recording a few demos, he decided to recruit a few friends to help build the project into a full-fledged collaborative band. The band released their self-titled debut album on Nov 13, 2015 to rave reviews, and supported it with several shows. Both Mark Zonder (Fates Warning) and Travis Orbin (Darkest Hour) played drums on the first record. Shumaun made it on many lists for best records of 2015 such as Decibel Geek, ProgMetal Zone, Metal Asylum, Rockway.Gr, Progressive Music Planet and The Deli DC Magazine.
Track listing: Sensus Divinitatis The Writing’s on the Wall Fear Is Nafsi Ammara City of Gold Central Station Prove Yourself Go Remember Me and I Will Remember You One Day Closer to Yesterday
Mixing: Brett Caldas-Lima at Tower Studio (Pain of Salvation, Cynic)
PROGRESSIVE MUSIC PLANET REVIEW “Great vocals, well-written songs, and solid musicianship are the hallmarks for the debut self-titled release by Shumaun. It’s a very enjoyable album for anyone who likes to sing along with their music. With Shumaun, the songs come first. And that makes for a very enjoyable experience.”
BACKGROUND MAGAZINE REVIEW “Shumaun have recorded a perfect debut album that might appeal to a large audience. The music is impressive and pretty close to brilliant.”
METAL ASYLUM REVIEW “Every part of the journey brings unexpected twists and fresh rewards, blending multi-cultural rhythms and sounds for one of the best rock/metal/prog songs of 2015.”
THE GRIM TOWER REVIEW “It’s rock music with a lot of replay value, and some strong messages at heart. Shumaun is REAL music with REAL effort and REAL values put behind it. There’s a definite positivity here, and it comes off as a rather heartfelt and passionate moment that I’m thankful to have been able to recommend your way.”
DECIBEL GEEK REVIEW “AWESOME! OK, this band is AWESOME and have produced probably my favourite album of the year. A new band in age, this is a set of serious musos, with chops that your local butcher would envy. If you like the axis of Rush–Genesis-King Crimson, Shumaun is a must for you.”
METAL AT THE GATES REVIEW Bringing something fresh and invigorating to the world with their debut self-titled album, Shumaun paints a beautiful soundscape with progressive, rock, pop and touches of delectable South Asian flair. The writing ranges from outright gorgeous with ear-catching progressive rock grooves to straight forward pop-influenced rock.”
In closing Farhad has this to impart, “The message we want to convey through our music is that no matter how different we might view one another; our similarities far exceed those differences. We have the potential of exuding a profound love for one another, as we are all united in more ways than we might think.”
Shumaun is currently playing gigs in the Washington DC area to promote the new record and will start planning an east coast tour of the US in the late Spring of 2019.