OH. TO RELEASE METALLIA [PROG METAL EP] PRE-ORDERS NOW AVAILABLE

RELEASE DATE: July 27, 2018

Metallia

I. Red Lion (4:30)
II. Bee (5:08)
III. Androgyny (3:21)
IV. Resurrection (3:56)
V. Dragon’s Kiss (5:03)
VI. Triumph (3:24)

Instruments: Oh.
ELECTRIC GUITARS, ACOUSTIC GUITARS, VOCALS, DRUMS, VIOLIN, KEYBOARDS, BASS

Composer: Oh.
Mixing & Mastering: Oh.

Recording Location: Greece

Available on Bandcamp

DESCRIPTION

“Metallia” is an epical prog-metal composition in six parts. A multi-layered sonic piece of ravishing solo electric guitars, time-bending tempo shifts, grooving bass lines and deranged drums.

This instrumental progressive metal album will reveal its intricacies and hidden depths over time. It will extract from your mind pure visions, to mend your mental pictures, preen presumptions and to elicit an element of the unexpected…. because that is what will transmute your subliminal mind map into a remarkable blueprint which will lead you from wherever you are now, to wherever you want to be.

Oh. song, Oh. Musician, Oh. music, Oh. Progressive Rock, Oh. Progressive Metal, Oh. Olivia Hadjiioannou, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist, Oh

I. Red Lion

The sonic journey begins with the fiery “Red Lion”. Dazzling, dynamic prog-metal guitar solos amidst the haunting ancient rhythm of a bewitching toumperleki, groovy bass lines and eerie portentous vocals set the musical sojourner on his quest from the Prima materia to the creation of the Magnum Opus.

 

"Bee" from the Metallia Album by Oh.

II. Bee

An acoustic flamingo based guitar introduces an abstruse beat forged from multi-layered vocals which lead to frenetic harmonic guitar solos shifting in time-twisting riffs collecting the delirium of the mind-matter and as a “Bee” transforming it to spiritual gold.

 

"Androgyny" from the "Metallia" album by Oh.

III. Androgyny

An ominous ethereal chorus introduces the stage of “Androgyny” – one’s conquest over duality. An ironic, menacing and taunting riff incites the seeker, as a celestial chorus awakens the hero on his journey. The blossoming of a self-expressive electric guitar meets the forces of inertia, apathy and the oblivion of nothingness. The unsteady hero though rises from the emptiness with a twisted, spiralling enraptured guitar solo as the celestial beings rejoice.

 

"Resurrection" from the "Metallia" album by Oh.

IV. Resurrection

Undulating beats and transparent steely violins proclaim the entrance into mastery in “Resurrection”. A rock guitar reels in ecstatic head-banging measures leading to an explosive, exuberant climax of tempo-shifting multi-instrumental solos.

 

"Dragon's Kiss from the "Metallia" album by Oh.V. Dragon’s Kiss

Kissed by the Dragon but not dissolved by it. “Dragon’s Kiss” is an epic propulsive build of percussion, guttural and lilting vocals, riffing electric guitars, fantastical violins, grooving bass lines and furious drums traversing dark sonic landscapes and imagery.

 

"Androgyny" from the "Metallia" album by Oh.VI. Triumph

Delirious high pitched screaming vocals celebrate the “Triumph”. Finger-twisting guitar riffs soar in multi-layered sonic solos while a distorted demoniac guitar propels a spellbinding bass and drums to the ultimate state of immutability

 

COMMENTARY

We all want to have answers to the ultimate meaning of why we are here. There’s a time when you need to set aside everything you already know.

We collect experiences and impressions with our minds and this increases the presence of our soul.

There is a duality not only without but within because the mind receives information from both the body and the spirit.

If the connection is weak between the spirit and the mind – there is no possibility to see the whole or our state and place in existence.

Our minds – our everyday consciousness is cluttered with judgments, repetition, echoes of apprehension and fear, debates and doubts. If left on its own without the guidance of spirit; we exist in a negative world, alienated, in conflict with reality.

Let’s isolate the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are produced by the physical body first. Then we can isolate the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are given by our spirits and be restored to our primal state of awareness.

Here is where Metallia comes in…

Metallia is purely for your mind. It attacks your judgments and expectations. It is an alchemical journey transmuting the base metal of your mind to gold.

This instrumental progressive metal concept album is a six-part journey to extract from your mind pure visions, to mend your mental pictures, preen presumptions and to elicit an element of the unexpected…. because that is what will transmute your subliminal mind map into a remarkable blueprint which will lead you from wherever you are now, to wherever you want to be.

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FULL DESCRIPTION

Many believe our journey through life is a series of events. Each event leading to a totally new experience. There is a misconception that our progress is linear but in fact, it is more a spiral. Events repeat themselves. We move back and forth over repeating archetypal events with various variations, until “we get it”. That’s why history repeats itself, why we find ourselves over and over again in the same types of relationships and situations. We watch the same plots repeat in the movies we watch, the books we read, the songs we sing and the experiences we share with our friends and family in our lives. We never tire of being entertained by these themes, because we ourselves are also repeating them.

“As Above, So Below” is a phrase attributed to Greek writer-god Hermes Trismegistus, “thrice-greatest Hermes” – three times great because he knew the three parts of the wisdom of the whole universe, the three parts were alchemy, astrology, and theurgy – which is to invoke the presence of gods or divine spirits through rituals such as music to achieve henosis (uniting with the divine) and perfecting oneself, become united with our higher counterparts and attaining Divine Consciousness.

The phrase means what happens on one level of reality also happens on the other. The macrocosm and the microcosm reflect each other. In Christianity, it means “As it is in heaven, so it shall be on earth.”

It means everything is sacred and sympathetic. But, there is a misconception that on our present spiritual journey, we begin as mere material mortals and then finally are resurrected to an all-knowing spiritual being in some final boring blissful state of being. Some goal to be achieved and that’s it. The same misconception exists in our lives. We believe if we achieve some random goal, that we will reach an end of our journey and then we can rest. We are driven through our lives unconsciously to achieve something. It is a misunderstanding caused by an unexamined life.

The album, Metallia explore this and reveals an overlooked detail, a missing step. There are six songs, Red Lion (prima materia), Bee (nigredo), Androgyny (albedo), Resurrection (rubedo) , Dragon’s Kiss (citrinitas) and Triumph (Magnum opus), that relate to some of the processes in alchemy which is part of the wisdom of the universe. Metallia focuses on alchemy but not in the sense of changing physical lead into physical gold but as an investigation into what is our true spiritual constitution through experiencing the mysteries of birth, mind, duality, death, and resurrection.

We didn’t come to Earth to be resurrected into a spiritual consciousness in order to leave this level of existence, but rather we came to earth to have experience here while we are realized. That is when the true journey begins here on Earth. Metallia makes the point that we can’t even begin our journey until we “recover” our initial self – the one we were born with, before it was “darkened” on this Earth plane. The music in each song is purposefully composed to take you on this journey – to remind you of your true origin (Red Lion), throw off the noise in your mind (Bee), find balance in duality (Androgyny), become what you have always been (Resurrection), given wings from the jewels of the unconscious (Dragon’s Kiss) and finally finding that seemingly immaterial substance that pervades all life (Triumph).

Read more about each song by clicking the images below

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"Bee" from the Metallia Album by Oh.
"Androgyny" from the "Metallia" album by Oh.
"Resurrection" from the "Metallia" album by Oh.
"Dragon's Kiss from the "Metallia" album by Oh.
"Androgyny" from the "Metallia" album by Oh.

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RIVERSIDE – Reveal “Wasteland” album artwork and first release details!

Polish Rock masters RIVERSIDE are pleased to announce that their upcoming seventh studio album ‘Wasteland’ will be released via their longtime label partner InsideOutMusic on September 28th, 2018.

The album will once again feature artwork designed by longtime visual partner Travis Smith (Opeth, Devin Townsend, etc.) and the record’s main track-listing reads as follows:

RIVERSIDE – “Wasteland”:
1. The Day After
2. Acid Rain
3. Vale Of Tears
4. Guardian Angel
5. Lament
6. The Struggle For Survival
7. River Down Below
8. Wasteland
9. The Night Before

RIVERSIDE’s Mariusz Duda checked in with the following comment about the album’s overall concept: “I’d been thinking about exploring “post-apocalyptic” regions for a long time. I read books, watched films, played video games, all connected by stories about an attempt to survive in a world that had just ended. But writing such a story myself didn’t make much sense until now. RIVERSIDE are starting a new chapter and after our recent experiences, a story like that has gained more meaning. “Wasteland” is mostly about what’s happening in the world these days but it also makes a reference to the tragedy that befell the band in 2016. Musically, we’ve returned to darker sounds but we have also turned a new page and recorded the album in a different style. It’s still RIVERSIDE but expressed in a much deeper and more mature way. Most artists say the same thing while promoting their new releases: that they have just created their best work to date. I won’t say that because everything we have done so far has been consistently very good and unique. But I will say that we have never had such an incredible emotional load on any of our previous releases, and it’s not likely that we will ever make such a charged album again. “Wasteland” is an epic, multidimensional, poetic and very deep album. Perhaps of the once in a lifetime kind.”

RIVERSIDE’s “Wasteland” marks the first studio album effort with newly composed music after the tragic passing of founding member and guitarist Piotr Grudziński on February 21st, 2016.

Attention: More album details, its pre-order option as well as a first single will be launched on July 27th, so stay tuned for more news soon…

After having just performed on a string of European festivals including the prestigious Night Of The Prog festival at the historic Loreley Amphitheater in Germany last weekend, RIVERSIDE are next embarking on the “Wasteland 2018 Tour” throughout October/November to support the release of their upcoming album. See an overview of all confirmed upcoming dates below:

RIVERSIDE – “Wasteland 2018 Tour”:
12.10.2018 Gdansk (Poland) – B90
13.10.2018 Poznan (Poland) – Tama
14.10.2018 Wroclaw (Poland) – A2
16.10.2018 Katowice (Poland) – Miasto Ogrodów
17.10.2018 Lódz (Poland) – Magnetofon
18.10.2018 Torun (Poland) – Od Nowa
20.10.2018 Kraków (Poland) – Studio
21.10.2018 Warszawa (Poland) – Hala Kolo
30.10.2018 Berlin (Germany) – Kesselhaus
31.10.2018 Schorndorf (Germany) – Manufaktur
03.11.2018 Lisbon (Portugal) – LAV
04.11.2018 Madrid (Spain) – MON LIVE
05.11.2018 Barcelona (Spain) – Salamandra 1
06.11.2018 Lyon (France) – CCO
07.11.2018 Paris (France) – La Machine
09.11.2018 Manchester (UK) – Academy 2
10.11.2018 London (UK) – The Electric Ballroom
11.11.2018 Sint-Niklaas (Belgium) – Casino
12.11.2018 Utrecht (The Netherlands) – TivoliVredenburg
14.11.2018 Hamburg (Germany) – Markthalle
15.11.2018 Oberhausen (Germany) – Turbinenhalle 2
16.11.2018 Pratteln (Switzerland) – Z7
17.11.2018 Neunkirchen (Germany) – Gloomaar Festival
Tickets: https://riversideband.pl/en/gigs

RIVERSIDE – Festivals 2019:
04.-09.02.2019 Tampa to Key West & Cozumel – Cruise To The Edge
More dates to follow soon…

Look out for more news on RIVERSIDE in the coming weeks…

RIVERSIDE online:
http://www.riversideband.pl
http://www.facebook.com/Riversidepl
https://www.instagram.com/riversideband.pl

INSIDEOUT MUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/InsideOutUSA
www.insideoutmusicshop.com

INSIDEOUTMUSIC Spotify Playlist:
http://spotify.com/progrockessentials

Soft Machine Announce New Album Hidden Details & World Tour Dates, with First North American Dates Since 1974!

NYC – In support of their forthcoming new album, British music legends Soft Machine will embark on their first North American tour since 1974 in October 2018, followed by the second North-American leg of the tour in January/February 2019. In concert, their set list will include material from all parts of the band’s repertoire from 1970 onwards, but this is emphatically not a nostalgia act resting on its laurels. Last weekend Soft Machine played their first two shows in North America since 1974 (it was in 1974 they toured USA and Canada during the Bundles/Allan Holdsworth era). Both shows, at the Montreal Jazz Festival and Quebec City, were exceptionally well received by the enthusiastic audience and local press.

Hidden Details is a new studio album of Soft Machine, recorded at the late great Jon Hiseman’s Temple Studio in Surrey, England, last December 2017, and it will be released in September 2018 on MoonJune Records (North America; on CD and HD Download), on John Etheridge’s Dyan Records (UK/Europe on CD, and iTunes), and on Vivid Records (Japan), exactly 50 years since the release of the band’s 1968 debut album The Soft Machine. Limited and highly collectible vinyl edition of only 200 coloured vinyl (orange, blue and tour edition orange & blue marbled) will be released on the Dutch label Tonefloat, on September 8, 2018.

“’Hidden Details’ is very much the product of an active, contemporary sounding outfit striking out with its own agenda. Though informed by the past, the music here is neither weighed down nor beholden to it. Animated with the same ineffable and inquisitive spirit that has always made this group throughout its fifty years such a compelling experience, it’’ good to have a new Soft Machine with us in 2018. The yearning tenderness of ‘Heart Off Guard’ and the come-down reveries of ‘Broken Hill’ and ‘Drifting White’ showcase the more intimate aspects of Soft Machine’s personality while in contrast, ‘One Glove’ gives the more pugilistic side of John Etheridge’s playing an outing. The terse angularities of the title track and ‘Life on Bridges’ highlight a fearless disposition, as does the buzzsaw interplay heard during ‘Ground Lift’ and ‘Flight of the Jett,’ both featuring Roy Babbington’s decisive interventions. The surging lyricism of ‘Fourteen Hour Dream’ flirts with an almost popish sensibility, underscoring the sense that this is a quartet that is fundamentally at ease with itself. The return of what some older fans of the band have called ‘cosmic tinkles’’– the appearance of layers of cyclical electric piano motifs – is especially welcome. Their brief manifestation on ‘The Man Who Waved at Trains’ and Third-era, ‘Out-Bloody-Rageous,’ both stone-cold Mike Ratledge-composed classics, adds an extra spacey dimension to the overall sound. Travis’ use of looping technology with his flutes creates its own beguiling world and can be heard to powerful effect on the beautiful and enigmatic ‘Breathe,’ where his hovering notes are underpinned by Marshall’s oblique yet atmospheric percussion.” – Sid Smith

Soft Machine:
JOHN ETHERIDGE – guitar
THEO TRAVIS – sax, flute, Fender Rhodes
ROY BABBINGTON – bass guitar
JOHN MARSHALL – drums
with special guest GARY HUSBAND drums on selected dates

2018 North American Tour Dates:
October 6 – Orion Studios – Baltimore, MD, USA [John Marshall on drums]
October 7 – Theater Of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA, USA
October 9 – Roxy’s & Duke – Dunellen, NJ, USA
October 10 – Darryl’s House – Pawling, NY, USA
October 12 – The Iridium – NYC, NY, USA
October 13 – The Iridium – NYC, NY, USA
October 14 – The Iridium – NYC, NY, USA
October 16 – Mod’s Club – Toronto, ON, Canada [Gary Husband on drums]
October 17 – The Tralf – Buffalo, NY, USA [Gary Husband on drums]
October 18 – Beachland Music Hall – Cleveland, OH, USA [Gary Husband on drums]
October 19 – The Irving Theater – Indianapolis, IN, USA [Gary Husband on drums]
October 21 – Progtober Festival – Reggie’s – Chicago, IL, USA [Gary Husband on drums]
October 22 – Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI, USA [Gary Husband on drums]

2019 North American Tour Dates:
January 24 – Freight & Salvage – Berkeley, CA, USA
January 25 – Flynn’s – Santa Cruz, CA, USA
January 27 – Alberta Rose Theater – Portland, OR, USA
January 28 – Triple Door – Seattle, WA, USA
January 29 – Triple Door – Seattle, WA, USA
January 31 – The Baked Potato (2 shows) – Los Angeles, CA, USA
February 1 – The Baked Potato (2 shows) – Los Angeles, CA, USA
February 2 – Scottsdale Performing Arts Center – Scottsdale, AZ, USA
February 4-9 – Cruise To The Edge – Key West, FL / Cozumel, Mexico

2018 confirmed shows in Japan & Europe:
July 7 – Montreal Jazz Festival – Monument National – Ludger Duvernay – Montreal, Quebec, Canada
July 8 – Salle Jean-Paul Tardif – Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
July 28 – Billboard Live Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan (2 shows) [special guest Gary Husband, keyboards]
July 29 – Billboard Live Tokyo – Tokyo, Japan (2 shows) [special guest Gary Husband, keyboards]
July 30 – Billboard Live Osaka – Osaka, Japan (2 shows) [special guest Gary Husband, keyboards]
September 6 – Cosmopolite – Oslo, Norway
September 8 – De Boerderij – Zoetemeer, The Netherlands
September 9 – Musikbunker – Aachen, Germany
September 10 – Franzis – Wetzlar, Germany
September 12 – Muhle Hunziken – Rubigen, Switzerland
September 13 – La Casa Di Alex – Milano, Italy
September 14 – Club Il Giardino – Verona, Italy
September 16 – Porgy & Bess – Vienna, Austria
September 17 – Museum – Bratislava, Slovakia
September 18 – Akropolis – Prague, Czech Republic
September 19 – Kulturbanhof – Jena, Germany
November 3 – Marlow Theater – Canterbury, UK
November 6 – Sage – Gateshead, UK
November 8 – Green Hotel – Kinross, Scotland, UK
November 9 – Hebden Bridge Townhall – Hebden, UK
November 10 – The Trade’s Club – Howden, UK
November 16 – Borderline – London, UK
November 17 – West End Center – Aldershot, UK
November 18 – Lews Con Club – Lewes, UK
November 20 – Epic Studios – Norwich, UK
November 22 – Trading Boundaries – Fletching, UK
November 25 – Talking Heads – Southampton, UK
December 15 – Peppel – Zeist, The Netherlands
December 16 – Harmonie – Bonn, Germany

Soft Machine is a legend and an institution of British music, a band who included Robert Wyatt, Daevid Allen, Mike Ratledge, Kevin Ayers, Andy Summers (later of The Police), Hugh Hopper, Elton Dean, Roy Babbington, John Marshall, Karl Jenkins, Allan Holdsworth, John Etheridge, Percy Jones, Rick Sanders, Dave McRae and Jack Bruce among others (Jimi Hendrix briefly jammed with the band in 1968!). Since its creation in 1966, this band pioneered Psychedelic and Progressive Rock, led the ‘Canterbury’ trend, pioneered jazz-rock, and then guitar-led fusion (launching the guitar god Allan Holdsworth in 1974), influenced generations of musicians. Disbanded in 1978, recreated in few occasions in 1981 and 1984, the band resurfaces in 1999 under the name of Soft Ware. Much was said about this band with a very complex intriguing history of constant personal changes during the 1966-1978 period. The band resurrected in 1999 under the name of Soft Ware, then as Soft Works 2002-2004 and Soft Machine Legacy 2004-2015. In December 2015, it was confirmed that the band had dropped the “Legacy” tag from their name, as the band featured three of the group’s 1970s era members – guitarist John Etheridge, drummer John Marshall and bassist Roy Babbington (from the seminal 1976’s album Softs), in addition to flute and sax player Theo Travis – returning to the original name from 2015, and performing numerous concerts all around Europe, South America and Japan.

To pre-order Soft Machine’s Hidden Details CD and HD 24bit Download:
https://softmachine-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-details-hd ;
All CD orders come with HD 24bit downloads.
Pre-ordered CDs will be shipped in the end of August 2018.
Pre-ordered Downloads will be released the first week of September.
Those who purchased either the CD or HD Download, will receive instant download of one tune before the official release date. Downloads of two more tunes will be released on August 4 2018, and the full album download will be released on September 7 2018.
$15 for the CD + shipping (from USA) and $10 for HD 24bit Download.

To pre-order Soft Machine’s Hidden Details CD and HD 24bit Download:
https://softmachine-moonjune.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-details-hd ;
All CD orders come with HD 24bit downloads.
Pre-ordered CDs will be shipped in the end of August 2018.
Pre-ordered Downloads will be released the first week of September.
Those who purchased either the CD or HD Download, will receive instant download of one tune before the official release date. Downloads of two more tunes will be released on August 4 2018, and the full album download will be released on September 7 2018.
$15 for the CD + shipping (from USA) and $10 for HD 24bit Download.

MoonJune Records: http://www.moonjune.com/

Soft Machine’s Official Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/softmachinelegacy

Current Soft Machine’s BandCamp:
https://softmachine-moonjune.bandcamp.com

John Etheridge’s Soft Machine page:
https://www.john-etheridge.com/bands/soft-machine

Light Freedom Revival Releases Second Album ‘Truthonomy’ Feat. Jamie Glaser, Billy Sherwood and Oliver Wakeman

VANCOUVER BC – John Vehadija has reunited with his cast of high class musicians for ‘Truthonomy’, the new album by Light Freedom Revival, which is released on July 3rd, 2018.

Along the bright sounds of Jamie Glaser’s acoustic guitar and Vehadija’s ethereal vocals, Billy Sherwood returns for the rhythm section (Drums and Bass), as well as Oliver Wakeman (piano and keyboards) and Marisa Frantz (Harmony Vocals). Eric Gillette also joins in the project by providing additional electric guitar as well as mixing and mastering.

This talented team was called up by Vehadija once again to help him express his ideas in the form of a new concept album that offers new insights in his own spiritual journey and the science of Truthonomy.

John Vehadija believes in the existence of an absolute truth and he relied on his spiritual knowledge to create a story of soul awakening, for the seeker to rediscover Creation as a living being self aware of itself. Truthonomy is defined to represent a light truth economy in an open universe system which develops society with divine tunnel visions of how to consciously manifest one’s destiny.

“It’s hard to explain how this album came to be because it was totally unplanned, but it’s partially based on my travels to major capitals on different continents, and so I tried to create a unified world perception beyond the countries we live in to reach a standard of a new kind of planetary civilization. As I was writing the songs,” said Vehadija, “I realized it is a concept album of someone moving through many parallel negative timelines, constantly searching for the truth, trying to find the original one that had once been his real home, a place from where it’s safe to project into the future and reality will not anti respond to soul impulse calculations. I’m proud of the way it came out, it represents almost a new style of music, you can love it or hate it, but you cannot dismiss it. I felt it was my soul mission to express this for humanity. I didn’t want to create dogma, I wanted to create freedom and awareness. I wanted it to be like a self reflective mirror for the soul. In my opinion we should all deal with the truth as we understand it, and not just put it aside it and ignore it forever.”

Jamie Glaser had this to say about the record: “‘Truthonomy’ is one of the most interesting projects I have gotten a chance to work on in recent memory. John is great to make music with; he’s a super talented man and I appreciated his positivity; he always makes sure to write stories in both words and music that keep the listener spiritually uplifted and sonically on an adventure. He gave me a lot of freedom to create my parts and it was always a great and fun challenge.”

“As I finished all bases and drums I realized it all sounded very cool!” said Billy Sherwood “I like the general feel for all the music, it’s a bit more simplified and earthy than the last CD! It was a fun record to make and I’m happy with the way it came out.”

Oliver Wakeman tells us: “I’m glad John was happy with the keyboard performances I recorded for his new album… there were a couple of tracks, like ‘Emma’ and ‘Lies No More’, which in particular I really enjoyed playing on. Working on John’s album also gave me the opportunity to use some new keyboard sounds courtesy of IK Multimedia as well as recording using my Dexibell piano. It’s always fun to play on a project with talented musicians and John has gathered a bunch of great artists to bring his vision to life. I’m pleased he asked me to be a part of it.”

Marisa Frantz who did the harmonies for the whole album, shares her thoughts about the song “Truthonomy” which clocks at just over sixteen minutes: “It’s a truly epic song, captivating from beginning to end! It has so many beautiful melodies which were fun to put together. I had to do a variety of backgrounds including lyrical harmonies as well as other vocal textures and dynamics. I also wanted to give it space to breathe in spots. It was a pleasure working on this project for John.”

“I have never seen a more beautiful thought provoking cover” Vehadija tells us about the CD artwork provided again by the international visual artist Ed Unitsky. “I’m very happy about this new album and that John contacted me again to create the cover!” said Unitsky.

Intended to be a true work of art, something that both prog audiences and music lovers in general will be very satisfied with, ‘Truthonomy’ is available in CD Digipack and MP3 Format starting July 3rd on lightfreedomrevival.com as well as Amazon, iTunes, Spotify and other major distributors.

For a limited time, ‘Truthonomy’ is also available in a ‘High Definition Audio’ Crystal USB format with bonus tracks on lightfreedomrevival.com

SL Theory – “Progressively Dark (A Concert For A Group & String Orchestra)” Now Available!

SL Theory release the long-awaited live album Progressively Dark (A Concert For A Group & String Orchestra) today via Melodic Revolution Records

Drummer Sotiris Lagonikas (What’s The Buzz? / Double Treat) formed musical project SL Theory, followed by the release of debut album titled “SL Theory – I”, the band has grown to a 10 – member musical force with the addition of Mike Karasoulis (Dakrya / Double Treat) on lead vocals, Alex Flouros (Seduce The Heaven / Fragile Vastness / What’s The Buzz?) and Giannis Nigdelis (Double Treat) on the guitars, Manos Gavalas (Sound Of Silence / Airged Lamh / Noely Rayn) on keyboards, Chris Kollias (Seduce The Heaven / Persona Non Grata) on bass guitar, as well as Christina Alexiou, Alexandros Louziotis, Kandia Bouzioti and Margarita Papadimitriou on backing vocals.

The extended heavy prog band, along with a classical string orchestra conducted by Maestro Yiannis Antonopoulos, presented, recorded and filmed Live in Athens, Greece on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at Passport Keramikos, the complete album of Sotiris Lagonikas, titled “Progressively Dark” (2012), as well as songs out of the albums “SL Theory I” (2009) and “Different Space Different Time” (2014) and a few brand new, unreleased songs written by G.Nigdelis/S. Lagonikas, in a unique dark-prog and heavy rock audio-visual show that is finally available as a Double CD & Hi-quality Digital Album the concert was also filmed and is also available on DVD.

Release Details
Lead vocals: Mike Karasoulis
Guitars: Yiannis Nigdelis / Alex Flouros
Bass: Chris Kollias
Keyboards: Manos Gavalas
Drums: Sotiris Lagonikas
Backing vocals: Alexandros Louziotis / Margarita Papadimitriou / Kandia Bouzioti / Christina Alexiou

Music & Lyrics by Sotiris Lagonikas Sound Engineer: Manos Backline Soundflakes Studio Mix: Nick Papadopoulos
Lighting Director/ Video 3D mapping: Andreas Kourtis / Giannis Kalogridis / Panagiotis Tsevrenis Video
Filmed by Fotis “Ingie” Papatheodorou & Panagiotis Maidis
Video Edited by Chris Tsoukalas
Filmed live on location on March 3rd, 2017 at Passport Keramikos

Release Date: June 30th, 2018
CD Catalog No. MRRCD-22154
DVD Catalog No. MRRDVD-002
Label: Melodic Revolution Records
Format: Double CD, Hi-Resolution Digital & DVD

CD & Digital Album
Disc 1 Orchestra Set

1. Sickening My Mind 04:37
2. Holding Tight 07:19
3. Ghostly Train 04:37
4. On My Way 05:23
5. See 04:50
6. If Only 05:50
7. Time Won’t Matter 06:19
8. Need To Be Born Again 04:57
9. Goodbye, Sail On 04:57
10. Where is My Life 05:51
11. Afterlife 05:25

CD Disc 2 Band Set
12. Saints n’ Sinners 04:38
13. Now 04:42
14. Two Kings 03:38
15. The Beat of My Heart 04:15
16. It Hurts 04:01
17. Next Life 06:11
18. Real World 04:47
19. Counting My Pieces 04:15
20. Supersonic Rocket Man 07:07

Video from LIVE double album and DVD

DVD
Orchestra Set 1-11 Band Set 12 -20

1. Sickening My Mind 04:37
2. Holding Tight 07:19
3. Ghostly Train 04:37
4. On My Way 05:23
5. See 04:50
6. If Only 05:50
7. Time Won’t Matter 06:19
8. Need To Be Born Again 04:57
9. Goodbye, Sail On 04:57
10. Where is My Life 05:51
11. Afterlife 05:25
12. Saints n’ Sinners 04:38
13. Now 04:42
14. Two Kings 03:38
15. The Beat of My Heart 04:15
16. It Hurts 04:01
17. Next Life 06:11
18. Real World 04:47
19. Counting My Pieces 04:15
20. Supersonic Rocket Man 07:07

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Michael-Alan Taylor – “Avalonia (The Sonnets of Guinevere)” Out Today!

Michael-Alan Taylor is releasing his debut solo album “Avalonia (The Sonnets of Guinevere)” today via Melodic Revolution Records

Michael is best known for his work as frontman for UK’s progressive heavy rockers Nth Ascension which has released three highly acclaimed albums to date, In Fine Initium (2016) Ascension Of Kings (2014) and Frequencies Of Day & Night (2011) Michael has also appeared on No More Time (2016) by Darrel Treece-Birch

Avalonia (The Sonnets of Guinevere) is a truly cinematic and sonic masterpiece and tells the story of the last days of the brave Knight Lancelot who recalls the battles for Camelot, his devotion to his King and his love of Lady Guinevere. Sweeping orchestral passages mix with resonant vocals that carry you directly to Camelot. The album is limited to only 200 copies worldwide, the LP on heavyweight Vinyl housed in a beautiful full-color gatefold sleeve plus a special storyline insert to spark the imagination; a  soundtrack for your mind. To complete this special package the album is delivered on an aquamarine clear vinyl, a visual representation of the lake where the beautiful Lady resides with Excalibur, kept safe until it is once again needed in this realm.

Release Details
All Music composed & Performed by Michael-Alan Taylor
Recorded at Talylormade Studios, Lytham, UK. The War Room Fleetwood UK
Production and Engineering by Darrel Treece-Birch, The War Room Fleetwood UK
Mixed and Mastered by Darrel Treece-Birch, The War Room Fleetwood UK
www.darreltreece-birch.com 

Album Art Design Darrel Treece-Birch
Photography by Adrian-Paul (the Viking) Ashworth on location at Dunnottar Castle Scotland, UK.

Release Date: June 29th, 2018
Catalog No. MRRLP-12-005
Label: Melodic Revolution Records
Format: LP & Hi-Resolution Digital

1. Guinevere
2. Final Battle
3. Death of Arthur (Song of Argante)
4. Lady of the Lake
5. Avalon
6. Land Without A King
7. Discovery
8. The Dance of Love
9. Epilogue

The Cast
Michael-Alan Taylor (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards)

The Supporting Cast
Darrel Treece-Birch (piano, additional keys, and guitar) Guinevere, Final Battle, Lady of the Lake, Land Without A King
Craig Martin Walker (low flute) Guinevere
David Austin Taylor (spoken word) Final Battle
Melissa Brown (spoken word) Lady of the Lake, Land Without A King

Powerful, cinematic prog filled with ambient landscapes set in the mists of time. Enjoy nine timeless tracks paying homage to the lost days of chivalry, honor, quests, and loss all in the name of love.

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