Transport Aerian is a Belgian progressive rock project. Taking it roots in 2009, it is known ever since for its vivid and dark combination of contemporary prog and jazz sounds, wrapped in heavier guitar work, and intimate, deeply personal poetry.
It sets no strict genre borders and knows no musical or spiritual limits but always stays on the progressive side. In recent years, the band has released four studio albums published by American grass-roots record label Melodic Revolution Records: Bleeding (2013), Darkblue (2015), Therianthrope (2017), and Skywound (2021). The project worked with many guest artists from all over the world, including such names as Paul Sax (Curved Air), Elvya (Solo artist, Ayreon), Chris Allan (Malefice/Spiral Key), Marco Ragni, Peter Matuchniak and many others. In recent years, the band performed numerous shows in Belgium, France, and The Netherlands with its current lineup featuring Hamlet (vocals and bass), Stefan Boeykens (guitars), Umut Eldem (Keyboards), and Paul De Smet (drums).
Transport Aerian is known for focusing solely on concept albums with a heavy emphasis on more serious topics, ranging from personal, and spiritual to social or perspectives – in other words openly talking about the experience of just being a human in a rapidly changing world on the brink of crisis.
Musically, Transport Aerian combines the elements of classic prog and contemporary heavy and experimental music, exploring the vintage production designs, poetic post-modernist tint in lyrics and generally designs its performances and recordings in a way to tell the story. In 2023 the band announced the coming release of a live album simply titled “Live In Ghent” and a mini-tour under the title Exit Skywound.
01. Abstract Symphony V: The Immortals 02. Full Body Access 3. Shall Not Be 04. Big Heart 05. Lunatic 06. Falling 20 07. Destroy Me 08. Inspire 09. Smirking Sirens 10. The Effect 11. Skywound
Band Members Hamlet // Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards, Bass Guitar, Programming, Drums, and Samples Stefan Boeykens // Guitars Paul De Smet // Drums Umut Eldem // Contemporary Classic Composer, Keyboards
For fans of Riverside, Pain Of Salvation, Porcupine Tree, A Perfect Circle , and so on….
Massimo Pieretti’s new single “Creatures of the Night, part.2” will be released on Monday 12 February 2024.
The single will pave the way for the new album by the Roman multi-instrumentalist and composer entitled “The Next Dream” a concept album set in the world of dreams, of the creatures that inhabit them, and with imaginary connections with current society. Prestigious Italian and international guests will be part of the project including John Hackett, Rob Townsend, Laura Piazzai, Attilio Virgilio, Simone Cozzetto, Nick Fletcher, Jean Luc Payssan, Mattias Olsson, and all the members of Noage.
Featuring Laura Piazzai – Lead Vocals, Claudio Milano – Background vocals Nick Fletcher, Attilio Virgilio – El.Guitars Lisa Green – Violin, Gianni Pieri – Cello Billy Allen – El. Bass Mattias Olsson – Drums and percussions Massimo Pieretti – El.piano, Hammond organ & Synths
Experience the outlandish inspiration behind Refestramus’ latest hit on their upcoming album, Intouríst. Derek Ferguson, the creative force of the Chicago-based ensemble, transforms the true life, bizarre account of a televangelist’s wife and her otherworldly seducer into a musical odyssey. “Agent M Vs. the Sex Lizard,’ the provocative second chapter of the album’s title trilogy, comes to life through a mesmerizing music video featuring the enigmatic Agent Mikrovolnovka. Dive into the intrigue before the full album drops on May 4th.
Refestramus, the progressive art rock ensemble hailing from Chicago, IL, renowned for blending influences from traditional gypsy, flamenco, and Slavic styles with a modern hard rock edge, Refestramus made waves with their debut album, “Decoupage,” in 2021. Now, in 2023, they’re teasing fans with a glimpse of the even more progressive direction they’re taking with “Intouríst.” Following the album drop, the band plans an extensive tour to support their latest musical venture.
“Refestramus is joined on this track by Colouratura members Derek Pavlic and Ian Beabout, as well as Jerry King from Moon X.”
Refestramus Derek Ferguson – Drums, Jerry King – Bass, Derek Pavlic – Guitars, Mellotron and Viola, Rogelio Souza – Keys Nida – Vocals
All arrangements by Refestramus Produced by Ian Beabout and Derek Ferguson Mixed and Mastered by Ian Beabout
UK prog-synth-rockers Kyros release 4th studio album ‘Mannequin’, (February 2nd on limited edition double orange Vinyl, digipak CD and digitally – Pre-order)
Released ahead of the band’s upcoming 2024 UK tour dates, Kyros continue their meteoric rise with acclaim across UK press and radio alike. The album offers some of the bands most electrifying, fiercely unique, complex and all round breathtaking work to date.
Blending prog tendencies with elements of rock, synth pop and electronic textures, the 10 tracks display the bands musical understanding and with virtuoso musicianship and some elegantly delivered, infectiously catchy melodies.
Lead vocalist Shelby explains: “Our upcoming album, ‘Mannequin’ is like peeling back layers of paint on an old canvas. With each track, we’re exploring the masks we all wear, the stories we tell ourselves to get by.
This album is a real heart-on-sleeve affair for us and it’s probably the most ‘us’ we’ve ever sounded. It’s about what happens when the facade cracks and you’re left with nothing but the truth. Nothing but your true self. We can’t wait for everyone to hear it and perhaps see themselves in it, just like we do.”
“80s-infused prog rock tapestry of expansive synths, vigorous drums, and driving bass” – Earmilk
“Melodic hooks of pop with the musical complexity and depth of progressive rock and metal” – Power of Prog
Mannequin’ Album Tracklisting: 1. Taste The Day 2. Showtime 3. Illusions Inside 4. Esoterica 5. The End in Mind 6. Digital Fear 7. Ghosts of You 8. Liminal Space 9. Technology Killed the Kids IV 10. Have Hope
All tracks by Shelby Logan Warne, Joey Frevola, Robin Johnson, & Peter Episcopo
Guest vocals on Illusions Inside- Dominique Gilbert, Saxophone on Esoterica – Canyo Hearmichael
Kyros are: Shelby Logan Warne – vocals, keys and production Joey Frevola – guitar Robin Johnson – drums Charlie Cawood – bass
Having built a reputation for their synth heavy prog rock sound, Kyros have gained widespread acclaim for their unique music approach, high octane live shows and fiercely DIY approach. With widespread acclaim from the likes of Prog Magazine, Planet Rock, 1883 Magazine, Total Rock, Earmilk, Music Crowns, Fame Magazine and Prog Rock Journal, the band have toured across the US and Europe, played sets at a number of UK and EU festivals and opened for the likes of Marillion, Spock’s Beard and IQ.
The new album ‘Mannequin’ see’s Kyros cement their place as one of the most exciting new bands on the UK Prog scene.
The Full Album ‘Mannequin’ is due for release February 2nd 2024
InsideOutMusic are pleased to announce their signing of legendary Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess for a brand-new solo album to be released later in 2024. This announcement coincides with an exciting new collaboration between Jordan and Moises, an immersive AI-powered creation tool for musicians.
Jordan is currently putting the finishing touches to the album, which features renowned drummer Darby Todd (Devin Townsend, The Darkness) as well as classically trained vocalist Joe Payne (voted Best Male Vocalist two years running in the Prog Magazine Readers’ Poll) and is expected to release it in September 2024.
Jordan comments on the signing and forthcoming album: “I knew I was going to have some time off after the last Dream Theater tour ended. Enough time to, hopefully, complete a new solo album. I wanted this album to push me to evolve a new compositional perspective. So, this album is my inaugural voyage into crafting a solo album with a dedicated vocalist in mind. Joe Payne’s vocals inspired me from the first time I heard him and drummer, Darby Todd, has infused each track with his distinctive style. I’m also stepping into uncharted instrumental territory, playing guitar on a few tracks. Another first, my daughter, Ariana, has penned all the lyrics for this album. We’ve worked closely together, ensuring that each lyric weaves a story and allows Joe’s beautiful voice to soar. Proud Dad here. All around this album is a testament to collaboration and personal growth.”
InsideOutMusic label-head Thomas Waber adds: “Having worked alongside Jordan with Dream Theater for several years now, we are extremely pleased to be releasing his forthcoming new solo album. Jordan is an artist always at the cutting edge of technology, and we look forward to exploring that with his new music.”
As mentioned, this announcement coincides with an exciting new collaboration between Jordan Rudess & Moises under an ongoing series titled ‘Moises Jam Sessions’. From today, users of the platform can hear the first taste of brand new music in the form of the track ‘Embers’. Fans can use the app to remix the song, using the apps AI-powered tools like stem separation. As Jordan comments:
“My passion for pushing boundaries in music and technology has always been fierce. It’s this very passion that brought me to the incredible team at Moises. Their groundbreaking tools have become the cornerstone of my musical journey, powering my performances on stage and my in-studio explorations.”
Renowned as the “Best Keyboardist of All Time” by Music Radar Magazine, Jordan Rudess stands out as the extraordinary keyboardist and multi-instrumentalist for the platinum-selling, Grammy Award-winning progressive rock band, Dream Theater. Embarking on his musical journey as a classical prodigy, Jordan initiated his studies at the illustrious Juilliard School of Music at the age of 9, laying the foundation for a career marked by a distinctive fusion of classical and rock influences.
Beyond his role in Dream Theater and the power group, Liquid Tension Experiment, Jordan’s musical prowess has resonated across a diverse spectrum of collaborations. From Deep Purple and David Bowie to Steven Wilson and Jan Hammer, he has left an indelible mark on the industry. Notable projects such as LMR (his side venture with Tony Levin and Marco Minneman), Steven Wilson’s Blackfield, guest appearances with Deep Purple and the Dixie Dregs and collaborations with artists like Enrique Iglesias, the Paul Winter Consort, Annie Haslam, and many others, underscore the breadth of his musical reach.
Venturing into the realm of cutting-edge technology, Jordan has emerged as a pioneer with a focus on state-of-the-art keyboard controllers and music apps. As the owner of the highly successful iOS app development company, Wizdom Music, he has spearheaded the creation of award-winning apps, including GeoShred, MorphWiz, SampleWiz, Vythm, Polywave, Jam with Jordan and SampleWiz 2. GeoShred, Wizdom Music’s latest triumph, was a collaborative effort with moForte, founding members of Stanford University’s Sondius team. Rudess is currently working on an AI interactive project as Visiting Artist at MIT’s Media Lab in the Responsive Environments group.
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