Refestramus – New Music Video to Premier July 12th, on YouTube

Refestramus New Music Video “Side Hustle” will premier on YouTube Friday, July 12th at 7:00 PM Central Standard Time.

“Side Hustle” is the 6th track from the latest album “Intouríst” the song tells a story of workplace attraction and temptation, blending sensuality and intrigue. An extended metaphor. Since the music is clearly Tull-inspired, I figured I’d do a lyric like Ian Anderson might have done in the late ‘80s. In a bit of a much-needed modernization, though, it is purposefully gender-neutral.
– Derek Ferguson

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“Side Hustle” exemplifies Refestramus’s ability to create music that is both innovative and deeply resonant. Its critical and fan acclaim underscores its importance in the band’s discography and highlights the band’s continuous evolution in their artistic journey.

The single features:
Ian Beabout — Flute,
Derek Ferguson – Drums,
Nathan James – Lead Vocals, Bass
Derek Pavlic – Guitars,
Rogelio Souza – Keys
Mitch Lawrence – Saxes

Monica Pop returns as the Librarian/Accountant/Muse in the music video.

“Side Hustle” appears on “Intourist” the third album by Refestramus, released May 3rd, 2024, a testament to the band’s innovative spirit and musical craftsmanship. Its release has not only cemented their place in contemporary music but has also set a high bar for their future endeavors. Fans and newcomers alike are drawn to the album’s depth and the journey it offers through its evocative tracks.

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Big Big Train Release ‘Last Eleven’ Recorded Live at Sweetwater Studios

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Following this year’s Cruise To The Edge, Big Big Train travelled to Sweetwater Studios in Fort Wayne, Indiana to take part in a recording and mixing session run by Sweetwater chief engineer Shawn Dealey. This session gave the band an opportunity to record an alternative version of Last Eleven, the closing song on this year’s acclaimed The Likes Of Us studio album. You can listen to the Sweetwater version of Last Eleven, which has been mixed by Shawn.

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hawn has previously worked with artists including Steve Hackett, Spock’s Beard, Animals As Leaders, Counting Crows, Jared James Nichols, Bootsy Collins, Beth Hart and many more. You can read more about Shawn here: https://sweetwaterstudios.com/about-us/   

Lead vocalist Alberto Bravin comments: “Having rehearsed at Sweetwater before our USA shows and Cruise To The Edge in March, it was wonderful to return there for a recording session. It was interesting to take an alternative approach to Last Eleven, which differs significantly from the version released on The Likes Of Us album. We really enjoyed working with Shawn in Sweetwater’s amazing studios and hope to return there again in the future.”

Drummer Nick D’Virgilio adds: “I really get into how songs make me feel and this version of Last Eleven, with its mellow beginning, has such a great vibe to it. Not that the original has anything wrong with it at all! I just like how the story in the song now comes across. It starts mellow, revs up and gets powerful, then ends mellow again. It also showcases some wonderful vocals.”

Guitarist/keyboardist Rikard Sjöblom says: “We had this idea to take it down in the first verse, which I think turned out really sweet! I ended up doing the intro on acoustic guitar, with Oskar [Holldorff, keyboards] on Fender Rhodes and Clare [Lindley] adding some nice violin lines, which turned Last Eleven into a different song for me. I also played some electric baritone guitar later in the song too, which added some further flavour to the overall sound. I think I like this new version even better than the original!”

Big Big Train headline the final Night Of The Prog festival in Germany on 21st July before making their debut at the renowned Cropredy Festival in the UK on 9th August. The band then undertake their own headline tour in September and October, playing 13 shows across the UK and Europe, before returning to co-headline Cruise To The Edge in April next year.

21st July – Night of the Prog, Loreley, Germany
9th August – Cropredy Festival, Oxfordshire, UK
17th September – Wyvern Theatre, Swindon, UK
18th September – The Riverfront, Newport, UK
19th September – Playhouse Theatre, Whitley Bay, UK
21st September – Queens Hall, Edinburgh, UK
22nd September – Palace Theatre, Newark, UK
24th September – Stables Theatre, Milton Keynes, UK – SOLD OUT
25th September – The Stoller Hall, Manchester, UK – SOLD OUT
27th September – Stadthalle, Weinheim, Germany
28th September – Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
29th September – Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands
1st October – Cosmopolite, Oslo, Norway
2nd October – Viften, Copenhagen, Denmark
5th October – Cadogan Hall, London, UK

Ticket links for all shows are at www.bigbigtrain.com/live

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Overture to Release New Music Video and Single From Upcoming Album

Italian prog band Overture is set to release their latest music video, “Coscienza Cibernetica,” along with its accompanying single this Friday, June 21, 2024.

“Coscienza Cibernetica,” is the lead single from their forthcoming second album “A mezz’aria sul tempo” a follow-up to their critically acclaimed self-titled debut. Fans of the band can look forward to this new release, which promises to continue the innovative and captivating style that Overture is known for.

The single explores themes of digital consciousness and the evolving relationship between technology and humanity, marking an intriguing direction for the band. This release is highly anticipated as it sets the stage for their sophomore album.

Be sure to check out the premiere of “Coscienza Cibernetica” music vide and immerse yourself in Overture’s latest musical journey this Friday!

Video Primer Details
Data: 21/06/2024
Video Launch: 6:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1uVjBhQkes

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About “Coscienza Cibernetica”
The song captures the essence of our current millennium, portraying a modern individual as a stark reminder of humanity’s gradual slide into dehumanization. In this narrative, the protagonist—central to both the song and the accompanying book—feels “sottomesso” (subjugated) and “prigioniero” (imprisoned) by an “electronic conscience,” symbolizing a life constrained and marginalized by technology.

Through the song’s journey, we explore the deep suffering and isolating nature of this technological solitude. It highlights the façade of “knowledge” that hides behind screens, often presenting a reality that is distorted or non-existent. As the song progresses, it culminates in a powerful cry asserting that humanity is, and will always be, “figlio della terra” (children of the earth). This declaration resonates with the overarching themes of the concept album “A mezz’aria sul tempo,” where the compositions traverse the realms of Head and Heart, Man and Earth, and Nature and Humanity.

We wish you a good journey and happy listening.
Thanks, Overture.

Overture Is
Pier Mauro Marras – Vocals
Samuele Desogus – Guitars
Simone Desogus – Drums
Simone Meli – Keyboards
Fiorella Piras – Flute and Vocals
Stefano Sanna – Bass

Additional Song Credits
Recorded at Domo e Nonna Studios – Mores, Via S. Salvatore da Horta n. 6.
Recorded by Samuele Desogus and Overture.
Mixed mastered and produced by: Samuele Desogus and Overture

Music: Simone Meli and Overture
Lyrics: Simone Desogus

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Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks Premiere “Shine On” Video, New Album “TRUE” Available For Preorder

In the midst of leg one of their 2024 tour, Jon Anderson and The Band Geeks today premiere the video for the song “Shine On”, the first single from their forthcoming album “TRUE” which will be released on August 23rd. The video was filmed in New Jersey before the start of the tour and directed by Tom Flynn. The song has been performed nightly on the tour and has received universal positive response.

The video can be seen here:

Additionally, the full album is available today for preorder on all DSPs and streaming services. The nine-song album was produced by Jon and Richie Castellano with the centerpiece being the 16-and-a-half-minute track “Once Upon a Dream” which will stand amongst other classic Jon penned epics such as “Close to the Edge”, “Ritual”, “Gates of Delirium”, and “Awaken”.

The album is available for preorder here: https://ffm.to/jonandersontrue

Jon and The Band Geeks remain on the road through September 27th with recently added shows in Beverly Mass, Montclair NJ, and Staten Island NY. All tour dates are below.

Tour Dates:
6/13/2024 – Chicago, IL – Copernicus
6/15/2024 – St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
6/18/2024 – Greensburg, PA – Palace Theater
6/20/2024 – Hershey, PA – Hershey Theatre
6/22/2024 – Concord, NH – Capitol Center for the Arts
6/25/2024 – Boston, MA – Shubert Theatre
6/27/2024 – Ridgefield, CT – Ridgefield Playhouse
7/21/2024 – Patchogue, NY – Great South Bay Music Festival
7/24/2024 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium*
7/27/2024 – Peachtree City, GA – Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre
7/30/2024 – Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater*
8/2/2024 – Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater*
8/4/2024 – La Vista, NE – The Astro Outdoors*
8/7/2024 – Waite Park, MN – The Ledge Amphitheater*
8/10/2024 – Denver, CO – Paramount
8/14/2024 – Phoenix, AZ – Celebrity Theatre
8/16/2024 – Thousand Oaks, CA – Thousand Oaks Performing Arts Center
9/11/2024 – Beverly MA- Cabot Theatre
9/13/2024 – Glenside PA- Keswick Theatre
9/15/2024 – Glenside PA- Keswick Theatre
9/19/2024 – Portchester NY- Capitol Theatre
9/21/2024 – Montclair NJ- Wellmont Theatre
9/27/2024 – Staten Island NY- St George Theatre
*w/Special Guests The Return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer

For more information:
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Band Geek official website: https://richiecastellano.com/bandgeek/

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FORMER-ANATHEMA FRONTMAN VINCENT CAVANAGH’S NEW PROJECT THE RADICANT WILL RELEASE DEBUT EP IN JULY.

According to Kscope:
The Radicant’s debut EP, We Ascend, showcases the adept musicianship and expressive voice that Vincent Cavanagh honed over 11 albums with the legendary alt-rock band Anathema. This year, Cavanagh will share his first music under The Radicant moniker with the highly anticipated debut EP We Ascend. The EP’s influences span a wide sonic spectrum, from the propulsive drum and bass rhythms of lead single ‘Zero Blue’ to the cinematic electronica on ‘Stowaway’, the EP’s second single.

The Radicant embodies Vincent Cavanagh’s artistic philosophy. Inspired by a term used in botany and by art curator Nicolas Bourriaud, “radicant” describes organisms that create their roots gradually as they advance, allowing species to mobilize, adapt, and grow on any surface.

Vincent Cavanagh is currently in the studio working on his debut album as The Radicant, set for release next year.”


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Caligula’s Horse announce new Digital Deluxe Edition of latest album Charcoal Grace featuring instrumental tracks

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Caligula’s Horse are pleased to release a new Digital Deluxe Edition of their latest album Charcoal Grace. The new edition, out today, is available only digitally and includes both the full studio album as well as instrumental versions of each track.

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

Singer Jim Grey on the release:

“There are so many layers and motifs within the composition of Charcoal Grace, and we’re excited to share this deluxe instrumental version of the album with you to hear even more depths and emotional moments you may not have discovered yet. Also none of those pesky distracting vocals, am I right?”

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Caligula’s Horse is also pleased to announce their Charcoal Grace tab book with guitar jam tracks and exclusive merch via Sheet Happens on June 6th.  

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In addition to this announcement, Caligula’s Horse will embark on their final AU and NZ run in June/July:

Australia

14th June – Adelaide  - Unibar

15th June – Perth – Magnet house

22nd June – Canberra – The Baso

New Zealand

4th July – New Zealand – Wellington – MEOW

5th July – New Zealand – Auckland – Whammy Bar

6th July – New Zealand – Christchurch (Rock Monsters Festival)

Tickets: https://ffm.live/ch-aus-nz24 

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.

“Caligula’s Horse expand upon their palette and vision with an admirable confidence
and clarity of purpose” – Prog Magazine

“Whether you’re a returning follower or a newcomer, you’ll surely find Charcoal Grace to be a deeply impressive and thoughtful journey from one of today’s greatest genre torchbearers.” – Metal Injection

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Caligula’s Horse are:

Jim Grey – lead vocals
Sam Vallen – lead guitar
Josh Griffin – drums
Dale Prinsse – bass
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