Melodic Revolution Records is pleased to announce that we have signed Australian Rockers Sonic Divide for their sophomore release due out in early 2020.
“Sonic Divide consistently leads the way with their brand of quality rock… keep your ears to the ground as we share with you a band we have felt passionately about for some time.” – Nick Katona
About the band: From Adelaide Australia, Sonic Divide has been applying its melodic rock flavor to the Adelaide scene for the past 10 years.
A collaboration of 6 seasoned musicians who initially formed for the purposes of infrequently jamming together for pure enjoyment, the band soon evolved into a writing project which culminated in the release of their debut album in September 2013. Labeled the ‘best independent release of the year’ at the time by a renowned radio station in the UK, the album received critical acclaim and regular airplay across the globe.
The band’s video for their hit ‘I Wonder’ was picked up by a US-based promoter and was subsequently featured on multiple TV and online video network platforms across the US. Sonic Divide was chosen to play the main stage of the Adelaide 500 national V8 Supercar race in 2015 along with John ‘Swanny’ Swan and the Zep Boys, with the guys taking a break from the live circuit later that year to begin the process of writing for their second album.
The band returned to the live scene in June 2018 and has since been performing regularly around Adelaide to rave reviews. In August 2018 the band was selected to open for US-based rockers Stryper for the Adelaide leg of their God Damn Evil world tour and received glowing reviews on their performance.
In a statement from the band. “Sonic Divide is truly excited and honored to be joining the Melodic Revolution Records (MRR) family. For over 10 years Sonic Divide has been passionately producing original music and looks forward to sharing their work with a global audience through collaboration with MRR.
The band wishes to thank Nick Katona at MRR for this wonderful opportunity and look forward to a productive future together.”
The Band Wayne Holden – Lead Vocals Glenn Johnson – Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals Andy Young – Keyboards, Backing Vocals Ian Slade – Bass, Backing Vocals Evan Johnson – Drums, Backing Vocals Steve Pirie – Guitars, Backing Vocals
Discography TBA (2020) CD & Digital – Melodic Revolution Records Sonic Divide (2013) CD & Digital – Self-Released
It is with great regret that we must announce Sam’s departure from
the band. Sam joined Kyros before the release of the then self-titled
‘Synaesthesia’ album and has played a
key role in performing, singing and writing material since. Having
contributed significantly towards the writing and playing on ‘Vox
Humana’ and the next album too. Please read Sam’s statement below:
“It is with regret that I must announce my departure from Kyros. The band has been a massive part of my life over the last 6 years, and I am very proud of the things we have done in that time. I still love the music we made, as well as the direction the band is taking it moving forward, and the guys remain amongst my dearest friends, but sadly it is time for me to move on. The inherent challenges of working with a band with members spread so far across the country and beyond, have simply become incompatible with my day to day life, and too often these challenges have clouded the joy of being a band and making music, as well as distracting me from other sources of joy in my life.
Moving forward, my primary focus is on my music teaching, my family, and friends. In addition to this, there are new creative projects on the horizon, which I am very excited to start bringing into fruition. I wish Kyros all success and happiness moving forward, and know that they will carry on taking the music to places I could never have seen coming!”
Sam’s last performance with us was our appearance at
Veruno’s 2DaysProg+1 Festival back in September. Following much
discussion regarding how to move forward, we have decided to carry on as
a four-piece with Joey taking on full guitar responsibilities and with
that, our debut as a four-piece will take place at the UK Prog Invasion
Fest at Duycker in Holland next month. We wish Sam all the very best in
his future endeavours. Let’s wish him all the very best of luck!
From all of us at Power of Prog we would like to say, it has been a very good year for music, news, videos, and reviews, in fact, it’s been our best year so far with the addition of some fantastic new contributors.
As we near the end of 2018 we would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the many years of support you have given us and we look forward to what 2019 has in store for Power of Prog.
From our family, Nick Katona, Kev Rowland, Robert ‘Uncle Prog’ Brady, and the Un-Qualified Critic and Blake Carpentor to your’s Merry Christmas, Happy Winter Solstice, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa, and Happy Ramadan
Ian Anderson Continues 50 YEARS OF JETHRO TULL into its 51st Year (Jethro Tull first tour in North America was in 1969)
Ian Anderson’s 50 Years of Jethro Tull continues in 2019 with tours confirmed in the United States and Europe. Concerts in the States in March, July, and September with confirmed concerts on both coasts in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, New England, and California.
It was on the 2nd of February 1968 at the world-famous Marquee Club in Wardour Street that Jethro Tull first performed under that name. The group would go on to become one of the most successful and enduring bands of their era, selling over 60 million albums worldwide and entering the cultural collective consciousness along the way, playing their first concerts in North America in November and December 1969!
Founder, frontman and flutist, Ian Anderson is rightly credited with introducing the flute to rock as a frontline instrument, not to mention the codpiece!
Jethro Tull is one of the biggest selling Progressive Rock artists of all time, and the group’s immense and diverse catalog of work encompasses folk, blues, classical and heavy rock stylings. The anniversary concerts will feature a broad mix of material, some of it focussing on the earlier formative period through to the “heavy hitters” of the Tull catalog from the albums: This Was, Stand Up, Benefit, Aqualung, Thick As A Brick, Too Old To Rock And Roll: Too Young To Die, Songs From The Wood, Heavy Horses, Crest Of A Knave and even a touch of TAAB2 from 2012.
Anderson says, “We continue to present the 50th Anniversary concerts in many countries and regions not visited in 2018, and also many Tull repertoire shows in Europe. There will be, of course, my usual charitable cathedral and church concerts in December. In the USA – many would argue – 2019 is really the 50th Anniversary for US fans since we first visited in early 1969.”
Ian Anderson is accompanied by Tull band musicians David Goodier (bass), John O’Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums) and surprise virtual guests
In addition to the tour, look for “the excellent special edition of the Steven Wilson remix and remastered STORMWATCH, now celebrating the 40th Anniversary (with extra material from the sessions and some live concerts).” The official Tull 50th Anniversary book should be released in the first few months of 2019 – watch www.JethroTull.com for more news.
About Jethro Tull
Jethro Tull has released 30 studio and live albums, selling more than 60 million copies worldwide. During their 50-year history, the band has performed over 3,000 concerts in more than 50 countries, playing 100+ concerts each year.
Ian Anderson’s 50 Years of Jethro Tull North American Tour Dates 2019
Local North American 2019 concerts will be announced Monday, December 10, 2018, at 10 AM ET and go on sale Friday, December 14, 2018, at 10 AM Local time. To purchase tickets, please visit www.jethrotull.com
March 9: Ocean Resort Casino – Ovation Hall, Atlantic City, NJ
March 11: The Theater at MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD
March 12: Mayo Performing Arts Center, Morristown, NJ
July 5: Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, Indio, CA
July 6: Five Point Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
July 7: San Diego Civic Theatre, San Diego, CA
July 9 – Saratoga, CA – The Mountain Winery* (public on sale April 8, 2019)
September 11: Chevalier Theatre, Medford, MA
September 14 – Queen, NY – Forest Hills Stadium
September 15: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, CT
How to order tickets.
Step 1. Call George at 484.432.7357 to select your seats.
Step 2. Pay by credit card or by check.
The credit card prompt will be available through square on the website.
Checks should be made out to Roldan Entertainment and mailed to the following address.
RoSfest is in its 16th year and will be taking place on May 3rd, 4th & 5th, 2019.
RoSfest 2019 will take place on May 3rd through 5th, 2019 at the Sarasota Opera House, Florida.
Scheduled bands to play:
Friday, May 3rd – Cryptic Vision and Von Hertzen Brothers.
Saturday, May 4th – Entransient, Mile Marker Zero, Karmamoi, Phideaux and Jethro Tull 50th Anniversary Tour with Martin Barre, Clive Bunker and Jonathan Noyce.
Sunday, May 5th – Edge of Reality, Traverser, Flor de Loto, and Riverside.
The complete schedule with times will be posted shortly on the RoSfest website. http://rosfest.com
We love this 2019 lineup and think that you will too! Hope to see everyone in Sarasota next May!