Caligula’s Horse announce second single “The World Breathes With Me” from upcoming album ‘Charcoal Grace’

photo credit: Jack Venables

Australian progressive metal outfit Caligula’s Horse release their new single “The World Breathes With Me” from their upcoming album Charcoal Grace, due out on January 26th, 2024. “The World Breathes With Me” is the second single and the 10-minute opening track from the new albumand takes the listener through the emotions and vibe of the new album.

The band shares about “The World Breathes With Me”:
“’The World Breathes With Me’ is a powerful musical journey that sets the stage for Charcoal Grace as a whole. It pulls right back to a bird’s eye view of what we saw and experienced during the years of the pandemic. While we did lose our faith in humanity, we ultimately reconnected in the understanding that we are all forever connected to one another through breath and to the world through each other.”

Listen to “The World Breathes With Me” here:

Stream The World Breathes With Me on your favorite DSP’s here:
https://ffm.to/twbwm

Pre-Order Charcoal Grace here:
https://caligulashorse.lnk.to/CharcoalGrace-Bio

In November, the band released its first single Golem, which served as the first glimpse of the thematical depth of Charcoal Grace.

The band says about Golem:
“Golem is about how we all struggled with the weight of expectation through the pandemic. We felt that weight acutely as musicians, being trapped with no notion of when, or even if, we would return to the life we knew, all while feeling the pressure to create our next work rising. While that’s our specific experience, the themes of Golem are something we can all relate to. It’s a heavy song with an emphasis on riffs and driving rhythms.”

Watch the video for Golem here:
https://youtu.be/pPWqa1LJdrU

Stream Golem on your favorite DSPs here:
https://caligulashorse.lnk.to/CharcoalGrace

Charcoal Grace is the 6th studio album of the band, and it combines raw rock power with immense emotional depth. Charcoal Grace is borne of the static hopelessness that the pandemic forced upon the band and, indeed, much of the world, these past few years. It is an album reckoning with the experiences and outcomes of this time geared, ultimately, towards catharsis – moving towards a more hopeful future. 

The title Charcoal Grace is described by the band as “the grim allure and strange beauty in stillness, silence, and loss”.  This can be heard through the album’s 10-minute opening track “The World Breathes With Me,” a mission statement for the album’s main themes. Musically, it’s a work of contrasts, moving from the lightest ebb to the heaviest flow. Meanwhile, the second track and first single from the album, “Golem,” examines struggling with the weight of expectation through the pandemic. It’s a heavy song with an emphasis on riffs and driving rhythms. 

At the center of the album is the 4-part title track suite, a 24-minute opus that pushes deeper into the album’s foundational themes: connection, alienation, and the ways humanity acts under duress. Musically, it covers every facet of the band’s vocabulary, from heavy and dense orchestral-accompanied intensity embodying the song’s darkest lyrical ideas, through to soft acoustic-driven moments and introspection.

Tracklist:

Side A

The World Breathes With Me (10:00)

Golem (05:20)

Side B

Charcoal Grace I: Prey (07:48)

Charcoal Grace II: A World Without (06:48)

Charcoal Grace III: Vigil (03:22)

Charcoal Grace IV: Give Me Hell (06:13)

Side C

Sails (04:31)

The Stormchaser (05:57)

Mute (12:00)

Charcoal Grace is available as Ltd. CD Digipak, CD Jewelcase (US only), Gatefold 2LP in various colours & Digital Album. 

Pre-Order Charcoal Grace here:

https://caligulashorse.lnk.to/CharcoalGrace-Bio

The band recently announced their Charcoal Grace North America Tour 2024 with special guests Earthside. Tickets available at caligulashorse.com.

US:

01/31 Union Stage – Washington,DC
02/01 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
02/02 Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall
02/03 New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre
02/04 Montreal, QC – Le Studio TD
02/06 The Axis Club – Toronto, ON
02/07 Thunderbird Cafe & Music Hall – Pittsburgh, PA
02/08 Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
02/10 Exit – Nashville, TN
02/12 The Underground – Charlotte, NC
02/13 The Masquerade (Hell) – Atlanta, GA
02/15 Come Take it Live – Austin, TX
02/16 Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX
02/18 Nile Half House – Phoenix, AZ
02/19 Brick By Brick – San Diego, CA
02/20 The Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA
02/21 Cornerstone – Berkley, CA
02/23 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
02/24 Hawthorne Theatre, Portland, OR
02/25 Rickshaw Theatre, Vancouver, BC

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Caligula’s Horse are

Jim Grey – lead vocals

Sam Vallen – lead guitar

Josh Griffin – drums

Dale Prinsse – bass

CALIGULA’S HORSE online:
http://caligulashorse.com
https://www.facebook.com/caligulashorseband
http://instagram.com/caligulashorse
https://twitter.com/CaligulasHorse
https://www.youtube.com/samvallen

Argentinian Progressive Art Rock Band Arnoldo’s Lizards Release Sophomore Album Happy Without Your Consent

December 1st, 2023

Melodic Revolution Records is thrilled to announce Arnoldo’s Lizards is back with “Happy Without Your Consent” their follow-up to the digital-only album “Satanic Attack or Divine Punishment” released in 2021, and the new album features eight new songs including the singles, Tonight, Keep it On, and American Dream.

Happy Without Your Consent” began to take shape in late 2021 amid a series of catastrophic coincidences that filtered through music as a healing method.

The entire album is intense. It exposes the routines we subject ourselves to day in and day out, often without full awareness of how others’ actions impact our sleep at night. Starting with ‘American Dream,’ a song dedicated to those who believe they can live at the expense of others’ dreams, shattering everything in their path for a glimpse of power, the album aims to reflect on the constant contradiction we experience just by being humans. We touch, destroy, rebuild, and are reborn again.

Vanity, betrayal, anger, and distrust are the emotions harbored within this album, aspiring to convey a clear message: no matter what happens, our only path is to never stop creating art.

Defying political correctness, we offer a message to be explored internally and another to surrender to intensity in a nighttime mosh pit. The album believes in the fusion of euphoria and joy within a worn-out and discouraged individual because that’s why we live: to sing about the broken and to remind them that as long as there is life, there are reasons to create.

Track-list

1. American Dream 03:35
2. Keep It On 02:39
3. Porno Star 02:26
4. Arabic Song 03:21
5. Tonight 02:46
6. Mood Of Dance 03:18
7. I Suprise You 03:22
8. Think It All 03:01

The Band

Alvare Goco: lead vocals and backing vocals.
Jack Dimensions: backing vocals, keyboards, Hammond, synthesizers and programming.
Ezequiel Volpe: bass.
Gustavo Ciambotti: drums.
Elías Ciambotti: electric guitars.
Enrico Barboza: electric guitars.
Juan Anté: electric guitars.
Nacho Sosa: electric guitars.
Andres Guazzelli: backing Vocals, additional programming.
Willjoy: vocals.
Wilko Wilkes: vocals.

Additional Credits

Recorded at Ombligo con Pelusa Records, La Nona Studio, REDRUM, (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
and Ringo Records, La Plata, Argentina.
Mixed by Andres Guazzelli at REDRUM, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Mastered by Andres Guazzelli at REDRUM, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Artwork by Agustin Pannagio, Argentina.
Produced by Jack Dimensions.

The band infuses Progressive Art Rock with a dash of Avant-garde, Dance, Pop, and many other influences. 

Arnoldo’s Lizards Online

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arnoldoslizards/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arnoldoslizards/
EPK: https://mrrmusic.com/project/arnoldos-lizards/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ArnoldosLizards
Bandcamp: https://arnoldoslizards.bandcamp.com/

Melodic Revolution Records Online

https://li.sten.to/mrrmusiccom

Argentinian Progressive Art Rock Band Arnoldo’s Lizards Release Sophomore Album Happy Without Your Consent

December 1st, 2023

Melodic Revolution Records is thrilled to announce Arnoldo’s Lizards is back with “Happy Without Your Consent” their follow-up to the digital-only album “Satanic Attack or Divine Punishment” released in 2021, and the new album features eight new songs including the singles, Tonight, Keep it On, and American Dream.

Happy Without Your Consent” began to take shape in late 2021 amid a series of catastrophic coincidences that filtered through music as a healing method.

The entire album is intense. It exposes the routines we subject ourselves to day in and day out, often without full awareness of how others’ actions impact our sleep at night. Starting with ‘American Dream,’ a song dedicated to those who believe they can live at the expense of others’ dreams, shattering everything in their path for a glimpse of power, the album aims to reflect on the constant contradiction we experience just by being humans. We touch, destroy, rebuild, and are reborn again.

Vanity, betrayal, anger, and distrust are the emotions harbored within this album, aspiring to convey a clear message: no matter what happens, our only path is to never stop creating art.

Defying political correctness, we offer a message to be explored internally and another to surrender to intensity in a nighttime mosh pit. The album believes in the fusion of euphoria and joy within a worn-out and discouraged individual because that’s why we live: to sing about the broken and to remind them that as long as there is life, there are reasons to create.

Track-list

1. American Dream 03:35
2. Keep It On 02:39
3. Porno Star 02:26
4. Arabic Song 03:21
5. Tonight 02:46
6. Mood Of Dance 03:18
7. I Suprise You 03:22
8. Think It All 03:01

The Band

Alvare Goco: lead vocals and backing vocals.
Jack Dimensions: backing vocals, keyboards, Hammond, synthesizers and programming.
Ezequiel Volpe: bass.
Gustavo Ciambotti: drums.
Elías Ciambotti: electric guitars.
Enrico Barboza: electric guitars.
Juan Anté: electric guitars.
Nacho Sosa: electric guitars.
Andres Guazzelli: backing Vocals, additional programming.
Willjoy: vocals.
Wilko Wilkes: vocals.

Additional Credits

Recorded at Ombligo con Pelusa Records, La Nona Studio, REDRUM, (Mar del Plata, Argentina)
and Ringo Records, La Plata, Argentina.
Mixed by Andres Guazzelli at REDRUM, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Mastered by Andres Guazzelli at REDRUM, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
Artwork by Agustin Pannagio, Argentina.
Produced by Jack Dimensions.

The band infuses Progressive Art Rock with a dash of Avant-garde, Dance, Pop, and many other influences. 

Arnoldo’s Lizards Online

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/arnoldoslizards/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arnoldoslizards/
EPK: https://mrrmusic.com/project/arnoldos-lizards/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@ArnoldosLizards
Bandcamp: https://arnoldoslizards.bandcamp.com/

Melodic Revolution Records Online

https://li.sten.to/mrrmusiccom

Aethellis Releases New Album The Affinity Oeuvre 

The 4th album by Aethellis is now available worldwide and features a collection of instrumentals and songs with lyrics that reflect the challenges people have faced in the past few years. The music styles are eclectic as well, ranging from prog-rock to new wave to pop to jazz fusion; the diversity being representative of the diverse situations people have experienced recently. 

The latest Aethellis release differs from the previous three as the spotlight is on guitarist/vocalist Mark Van Natta, both compositionally and vocally. Ellsworth Hall and Erik Marks still contributed to the album, however, adding their signature composition styles.

The album The Affinity Oeuvre is available as a limited edition pressing and as a digital download.

Tracklist
1. Anandia 12:36
2. Affinifunk 03:26
3. Pathdancer 05:28
4. Dreams On Pause 03:40
5. Do Like I Do 03:15
6. Chicago News 03:35
7. Another Car 04:23
8. Let Me Be Me 03:33
9. The Stennis Compromise 02:09 
10. Why Do You Keep Fighting 05:03 
11. RIP 04:32

Aethellis is:

Ellsworth Hall – Keyboards, Vocals, Guitar, Drum Controller 
Mark Van Natta – Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Keyboard
Erik Marks – Bass

Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Ellstudio, Timonium MD, USA 
Portions recorded at the Van Natta home studio, Cockeysville MD, USA

Aethellis Online
http://www.aethellis.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Aethellis
https://twitter.com/Aethellis
http://mrrmusic.com/aethellis/

Melodic Revolution Records Online
https://li.sten.to/mrrmusiccom

Emerald City Council Release Ice Thinning the Bands First Single

Emerald City Council just released Ice Thinning the band’s 1st single from the upcoming debut album Motion Carries due out in early 2024. 

This challenging composition demonstrates the ability level and versatility of the group, while still providing strong melodic hooks that will make you want to sing along. The harmony and interplay of the guitar and soprano saxophone create a unique texture that is a prominent feature of the ECC sound. It blends a variety of musical styles, including a tribute to Jake’s uncle, the great Kerry Livgren, and lyrically, it is a call to set aside differences and hatred to find common ground. For fans of prog or people who just enjoy great rock music, this is the song for you!

Emerald City Council are:
Jake Livgren-lead and backing vocals, keyboard
Noah Hungate-drums
Jeremy Nichols-bass
Seth Hankerson-guitar
Brent Bristow-saxophones, keyboards, recorder, guitar, vocals
Music and Lyrics by Brent Bristow
Produced by Brent Bristow

About Emerald City Council:
The band features vocalist Jake Livgren (Proto-Kaw, Kerry Livgren), drummer Noah Hungate (The Band Perry, son of Toto’s David Hungate), Jeremy Nichols (Erin Coburn) on bass, up-and-coming guitarist Seth Hankerson, and saxophonist/keyboardist Brent Bristow (Professor of Music at Arkansas State University-Beebe). Brandon Goff, Associate Professor of Music Industry at Francis Marion University, has also contributed significant guitar work as a special collaborator to the band.

The album includes several guest appearances, including guitar solos from Paul Bielatowicz (Carl Palmer, Neal Morse), and Mike Thompson (The Sons of Kirk), plus contributions from actors Jeffery Combs (Star Trek, Re-Animator) and Steve Rankin (Star Trek, X-Files).

Multi-Grammy/Emmy-winning engineer and producer Jamie Tate, an important member of the ECC team, mixed and mastered the material at the Rukkus Room Studio in Nashville. Artist Thomas Ewerhard provided the cover artwork that perfectly captures the spirit of the music.

Emerald City Council Online
Website: https://emeraldcitycouncil.com
Facebook: https://bit.ly/3SbF1ft
Youtube: https://bit.ly/45O5F17
Bandcamp Store: https://emeraldcitycouncil.bandcamp.com/track/ice-thinning-2

Melodic Revolution Records Online
https://li.sten.to/mrrmusiccom

Power or Prog Presents A Progressive Christmas IV

The album features many styles of holiday music, from traditional to original music but most importantly, songs that touch our hearts. 

This year’s album will feature music by A Multitude of One, BlissBliss, Bodyguerra, Juan R Leõn, Christina Burbano-Jeffrey, Journeyman’s Progress, Kurt Michaels, Stanislav and The Lion, Sudler’s Row, Gabriel Katona +