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Jorge Tenesini: keyboards,
Alex Calvera: Bass and Moog bass pedals
Fernando Cornejo: Drums and backing vocals
The Mute Gods return with New Official Music Video – ‘Nightschool For Idiots’ is taken from their album, ‘Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me’
Released January 26th 2016 Inside Out Music
Nick Beggs // Bass Guitars, Vocals, Chapman Stick & Guitars
This is a special piece of film to accompany the release of the live single ‘And Dream Of Sheep’. The vocal was performed live while filming Kate lying in the huge water tank at Pinewood Studios. This was to create a sense of realism, as the character in the song is lost at sea. However it became more realistic than Kate had imagined. She spent so long in the water during the first day of filming that she contracted mild hypothermia. She recovered after a day off and carried on filming. Everyone agreed it had added to the authenticity of the performance. This film was then projected onto a large oval screen which hung above the stage during the performances of her live show.
Astralis is a Chilean progrock band rooted in 1999. The musical brainchild is guitarist and singer Patricio Vera-Pinto.
The music is scouting the borders between symphonic and neo prog with the emphasis on the latter genre, especially the early Marillion and Pendragon fans will be pleased. The varied, modern sounding keyboard work is wonderful and the guitarplay powerful, often very moving.
The Spanish vocals sound warm, it is a pleasant Latin-American flavor on this beautiful album by the promising Chilean progrock band Astralis.
From the Album Fantasia de Invierno (2013)
Video directed and edited by ofrin (www.ofrin.com)
Order the Stick Men album PROG NOIR here:
Written by Tony Levin, Markus Reuter, Pat Mastelotto
Tony Levin: Stick and Voice
Markus Reuter: U8 and AU8 Touch Guitars (www.touchguitars.com) and Voice
Pat Mastelotto: Acoustic and Electronic Drums and Percussion
Mix and post-production by Benjamin Schäfer and Markus Reuter for www.unsung-productions.com
Mastered by Lee Fletcher
The Wizard of Altai Mountains is taken from from the CD/DVD Release Night of the Demon
Night of the Demon was filmed when the band embarked upon the Demon album tour in spring 2014. The band were aware that many countries were missing out on the tour and many fans across the world would be unable to attend so they brought in Dutch filmmaker Jon Vis to film their show in April at Boerderij in Zoetmeer in Holland and is due for release on April 27 (May 15 in Germany)
Night of the Demon captures the band as they are on stage and showcases band’s raw and honest performance that will appeal to anyone with a taste for inventive and different music.
The show saw Gazpacho playing songs from across their catalogue including tracks from Tick Tock, Night, Missa Atropos, Firebird, March of Ghosts and the majority of the songs from their recent 2014 album Demon.
The audio CD features 9 tracks coming in at an impressive 80 minutes whilst the DVD features the full performance of 14 tracks and will be packaged as a 2 disc CD/DVD digipack.
Members: Jan Henrik Ohme (vocals) Jon-Arne Vilbo (guitars) Thomas Andersen (keyboards, programming) Lars Erik Asp (drums) Kristian Torp (bass) Mikael Krømer (violin, mandolin)
A Visit To Chigwick is taken from the album Cocoon by Tiger Moth Tales.
Cocoon is a concept album on the subject of Childhood, and coming to terms with the loss of childhood. The journey goes through stages of Innocence, joy, imagination, stories, friendship, love, nature, nostalgia, grief, acceptance and rebirth.
“I would often write songs or instrumentals around a story or event. Sometimes these could be quite long pieces with unconventional structures. I suppose I always had a free form approach to composing, and although I didn’t know it at the time, I was writing music with progressive leanings from the age of eight well in to my teens.” (Pete)
Tiger Moth Tales is essentially the brain child of Nottinghamshire based composer, multi – instrumentalist and musician Peter Jones, who has been involved in the music industry performing around the UK and recording his own material since the late 90s At fifteen months old Pete lost his sight due to Retinoblastoma.
Naked is taken from Elephant Plaza’s debut album Momentum – a story of empathy, emotions and redemption
Lead Guitars, Electric & Acoustic Guitars, Vocals.JOHN KAMPHAUG
JOHN PETTER SÆTERDAL
JAN FREDRIK HEIER
Big Big Train is an English progressive rock band, founded in 1990. Based in Bournemouth, England, the band members are Nick D’Virgilio, Dave Gregory, Rachel Hall, David Longdon, Danny Manners, Andy Poole, Rikard Sjöblom and Gregory Spawton.
Having released eight studio albums and four EPs, they were an independent band for most of their career (although they were signed to the Giant Electric Pea record label from 1993 to 1998, distributing releases through their own website.
Up to 2009, Big Big Train worked mostly as a studio project band headed by Spawton and Poole with changing line-ups and guest musicians.
Since their sixth album The Underfall Yard, which received critical acclaim from the progressive rock community, a more stable lineup has been established, and the band performed their first live concerts in seventeen years at Kings Place, London, in August 2015. The gigs were voted Event Of The Year by the readers of Prog magazine.
Stone & Steel, a Blu-ray featuring the 2014 rehearsals at Real World Studios and four of the songs performed at Kings Place, was released on 21 March 2016. Big Big Train were the winners of the Breakthrough Award at the Progressive Music Awards held at Kew Gardens, London on 3 September 2013, and have been nominated in several other categories in recent years.
The band’s latest album, Folklore, was released in May 2016.
Info from Wikipedia
Bard – (2002)