Songs for an Angel a Tribute to Eric Bouillette (Vol.1)

This album will allow you to travel through various musical journeys and maybe discover new artists. But most of all, this is a powerful link we are keeping alive between Eric and all of us, as he would have loved.

Release date: February 14, 2023

Pre-sales: 

FTF-Music (Physical copies): https://www.ftf-music.com/de/tributetoericbouillette/tributetoericbouillette.htm

Bandcamp (Digital album): https://ftf-music.bandcamp.com/album/tribute-to-eric-bouillette-vol-i

Limited edition of 100 copies €16 Including shipping costs to France€19.50 Including shipping costs to InternationalOrders by email at : asso.ftf.music@100423

13 compositions, bringing together many artists from various countries who participated in the life of Eric Bouillette and wished to pay tribute to him.

Tracklist
1. Nova Cascade – Any minute now
2. Freddy Scott & Eric Bouillette – Toy Town
3. BDD – Dream for the future
4. The Chrysdoll Project – Pour l’éternité
5. Ruby Dawn – Heavens Angels
6. Achraf Elasraoui – Pat Sanders – Gareth Cole – Chris York – Man on a Mountain
7. Steve Anderson & Chris York – Our Man From France
8. Howard Sinclair – The Angels will Lay Down Their Harps
9. Nicolas de Renty – Fugue pour Notre-Dame du Saint Rosaire
10. Andsee – When the night comes (Silent Hell)
11. BABAL – Touched by angels
12. Erëwan – New shining star
13. Solace Supplice – Dans la couche du diable

Volume 2 will be released later in the year.

More info online
https://www.ftf-music.com/de/tributetoericbouillette/tributetoericbouillette.htm
https://ftf-music.bandcamp.com/album/tribute-to-eric-bouillette-vol-i
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7llL4iWLCXA&feature=youtu.be

Prog Music Artist Leon Alvarado To Release New Album “Charging The Electric Dream” Featuring Music Spanning Several Decades

Prog music artist Leon Alvarado will be releasing his new album “Charging The Electric Dream” on December 15th! According to Leon, “‘Charging The Electric Dream’ is a very personal record without any collaborators or guest musicians. If I were to describe it, I would say that it is an album of what I like to call headphone music, because it plays out more like a soundtrack that stimulates the listener’s imagination. Like many of my other records, you can hear my inspirations throughout the album. There are definitely nods to Brian Eno, Wendy Carlos, Tangerine Dream, Vangelis, and Jean Michel Jarre. It is not a Prog album per se, but definitely something that Prog fans can appreciate.”

Says Leon, “‘Charging The Electric Dream’ refers to revitalizing material I recorded in response to the electronic music that influenced me throughout the years.  I am giving it a new life by releasing it for the very first time.”

The music on the album was recorded periodically over a span of several decades. To reflect this, the artwork shows a collage of Leon’s face constructed of passport photos taken over many years. A video for the title track will be released concurrently. A short film titled “Outside The Dream” will follow the release.

Primarily known for his record label and music promotion artwork, in 2008 Leon Alvarado released his first album, “Plays Genesis and Other Original Stuff” as an ode to one of his favorite bands. Since then, he has released several records and worked alongside an impressive list of well-known musicians such as Rick Wakeman, Bill Bruford, Billy Sherwood, Jon Davison (Yes), John Goodsall (Brand X), Trey Gunn (King Crimson), Tony Levin (Peter Gabriel, KC), Jerry Marotta, (Peter Gabriel), John Helliwell (Supertramp), Tony Franklin (The Firm), Johnny Bruhns, (Circa), Edoardo Scordo, Damian Darlington (Brit Floyd), Ty Tabor (King’s X) to name a few.

Leon’s musical output can be categorized as a blend of Prog Rock with Ambient, some Classical, and a measure of Fusion. Each piece, as well as his library as a whole, is a constantly evolving musical landscape that can simultaneously embrace the listener in familiarity while embarking on exciting and experimental journeys of sound. 

Release date: December 15, 2022 
Leon Alvarado all instruments 
Engineered by Leon Alvarado 
Engineering Assistance by John Douglass 
Mastering by Maor Appelbaum 
Label: Melodic Revolution Records 

Tracklist
1. Alternate Frequencies 05:51
2. Megapolis 07:43
3. Space Glitter 04:03
4. Orion 05:01
5. The Rising Sun 05:17
6. The Electric Dream 04:07 
7. Outside The Dream 05:50

To purchase: https://leonalvarado.bandcamp.com/album/chasing-the-electric-dream

Previous Releases
Launch Overture (Alternate Edit) – 2016
The Future Left Behind – 2016
Persistence – 2015 
2014 Music From An Expanded Universe – 2014
Strangers In Strange Places – 2014
Plays Genesis and Other Original Stuff – 2019

Follow Leon Alvarado 
MRR Profile Page: https://mrrmusic.com/project/leon-alvarado/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leonplays/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leonalvarado80/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/leonalvarado

Melodic Revolution Records Online:
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QUEENSRŸCHE Announce 2023 Digital Noise Alliance Tour! New Album ‘Digital Noise Alliance’ Out Now!

Celebrating the release of their sixteenth studio album, ‘Digital Noise Alliance’, QUEENSRŸCHE have announced the 2023 Digital Noise Alliance Tour! The band has just wrapped up a Fall run in North America supporting Judas Priest on the 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour, and will now launch their first headlining campaign in the US supporting DNA!

Commenting on their upcoming live shows, QUEENSRŸCHE share, “We are very excited to be doing this headline tour in support of our most recent album, Digital Noise Alliance! This touring package is amped up and very much looking forward to seeing all of you! Come on out and let’s have a great time together, as live music is as vibrant as ever once again!”

Direct support on the Digital Noise Alliance Tour comes from Marty Friedman, with Trauma opening the night for each show. A complete list of dates can be seen below.

QUEENSRŸCHE – 2023 Digital Noise Alliance Tour with special guests Marty Friedman + Trauma:

3/3/2023 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live

3/4/2023 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room

3/5/2023 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre

3/7/2023 – Destin, FL @ Club LA

3/9/2023 – San Antonio, TX @ The Vibes Event Center

3/10/2023 – Houston, TX @ Scout Bar

3/11/2023 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues

3/12/2023 – Midland, TX @ La Hacienda Event Center

3/14/2023 – Phoenix, AZ @ Marquee Theatre

3/16/2023 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades

3/17/2023 – El Cajon, CA @ House Of Blues

3/21/2023 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom

3/22/2023 – Seattle, WA @ The Neptune Theatre

3/24/2023 – Denver, CO @ Gothic Theatre

3/25/2023 – Kansas City, KS @ Knuckleheads Saloon

3/26/2023 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall

3/28/2023 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

3/29/2023 – Ft. Wayne, IN @ The Clyde Theatre

3/31/2023 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall

4/1/2023 – Grand Rapids, MI @ The Intersection

4/2/2023 – Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall

4/4/2023 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall

4/5/2023 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theater

4/7/2023 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium

4/8/2023 – Huntington, NY @ The Paramount

4/10/2023 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza

4/11/2023 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage

4/12/2023 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground

4/14/2023 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl

4/15/2023 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade (Heaven)

4/16/2023 – St. Petersberg, FL @ Jannus Live

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TRANSATLANTIC announce ‘The Final Flight: Live at L’Olympia’ for release February 17th, 2023

TRANSATLANTIC – the Prog Supergroup of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt & Pete Trewavas – are pleased to present a new concert set entitled ‘The Final Flight: Live At L’Olympia’. It was recorded and filmed in France on the last stop of a tour to promote the band’s fifth and most audacious album to date, ‘The Absolute Universe’. This was the multinational group’s first outing in eight years.

Watch the band performing ‘Owl Howl’, a highlight from ‘The Absolute Universe’ album, here: 

Released in February 2021 to unanimous praise, ‘The Absolute Universe’ came in two alternate formats; an abridged 64-minute record known as ‘The Breath Of Life’, and a companion piece entitled ‘Forevermore’ that added a further four songs, clocking in at an hour and a half. Though the foundations of both were shared, each format featured lyrics and music independent of the other.

However, when Transatlantic finally hit the road they opted to perform a third format of the album, a full-bells-and-whistles, 96-minute Blu-ray culmination of both takes known as ‘The Ultimate Edition’ that had been released in 5.1 surround sound. Following that segment of the show Transatlantic took a short intermission and returned to the stage for a rollercoaster trawl through the remainder of their lavish catalogue. From the first note of ‘Overture (The Absolute Universe)’ through to the medley based around the first two Transatlantic albums that closes the evening, the performance comprised 3 hours of music in total.

“Ever since the start of this band we have played for three hours, so that’s something we’re all used to,” states drummer Mike Portnoy, who grins whilst describing his own experience as “butt-numbing”. However, Roine Stolt is ready to admit that this time felt very slightly different.

“It was a great tour,” acknowledges the guitarist and multi-musician, “but when you include our spot at Morsefest [where besides performing ‘The Absolute Universe’ the band also revisited their 2009 album ‘The Whirlwind’ and revised a cover of Procol Harum’s ‘In Held (’Twas) In I’ that had featured on their debut from 2000, ‘SMPTe’] I felt the challenge of learning, or re-learning, three-and-a-half hours of music before leaving Sweden. Now that I am getting slightly older, I was a little worried about playing for that long – it requires a lot of concentration: ‘Is this one in 7/8 or 9/8? Maybe we’ll play it in 13/8 and in a different key?’ But of course, once we got out there onto the stage, those thoughts went straight out of the window.”

With a chuckle, vocalist and keyboard wizard Neal Morse reveals that as the tour found its feet Transatlantic threw an additional curveball. “We started playing songs slightly differently to the way you’ve heard them on ‘The Ultimate Edition”, he grins. “So what you get with this live album is similar, but essentially it’s a fourth version [of the record]. When you play live, from night to night it helps to keep things fresh by jamming a bit and changing things up as you go. There are a few examples of that, for instance, the beginning of the last section that starts with ‘Belong’ is quite different than the record – partly because we couldn’t remember it! So we made up a new structure.”

“We’re always as well prepared as we can be but in a way Transatlantic is kind of a show band” points out bassist Pete Trewavas. “Playing alongside Mike who is a powerhouse on the drums, there is this raw power. If he wants to raise the energy that’s what we do. We’re all taking solos here and there, though we get the songs across we’re all showing off as much as we can”.

Filmed by Paul Green (who also shot their ‘Whirld Tour 2010: Live in London release), and mixed by longtime collaborator Rich Mouser, this set will be available as a Special Edition 3CD+Blu-ray Digipak (incl. 5.1 surround sound) & as a Gatefold 180g 4LP release. Both feature artwork by Thomas Ewerhard & photos by Nidhal Marzouk.

Pre-order now here: https://Transatlantic.lnk.to/TheFinalFlight-LiveAtLOlympia

Tracklisting:

1. The Absolute Universe Intro

2. Overture

3. Reaching For The Sky

4. Higher Than The Morning

5. The Darkness In The Light

6. Take Now My Soul

7. Bully

8. Rainbow Sky

9. Looking For The Light

10. The World We Used To Know

11. MP Intro

12. The Sun Comes Up Today

13. Love Made A Way (Prelude)

14. Owl Howl

15. Solitude

16. Belong

17. Lonesome Rebel

18. Can You Feel It

19. Looking For The Light (Reprise)

20. The Greatest Story Never Ends

21. Love Made A Way

22. The Whirlwind Suite

23. NM & RS Intro

24. We All Need Some Light

25. The Final Medley

Line-Up (on this recording):

Neal Morse – Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar & Vocals

Mike Portnoy – Drums & Vocals

Roine Stolt – Guitar & Vocals

Pete Trewavas – Bass & Vocals

With:

Ted Leonard – Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion & Vocals 

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Nine Skies – NEWS: New album ‘The Lightmaker’ teaser and story unveiled

Following the success of their acoustic album ‘5.20’, Nine Skies announce their new concept album ‘The Lightmaker’ with a magnificent teaser and the story.

The Lightmaker tells the story of Rudy, who is now living in 1001st and final life. 

The album retraces some of his existences through the view of several characters and the introspection of these various incarnations which undoubtedly encourage reflection on the human condition.

Style: Frogressive Rock

Country: France
Artworking © Steve Anderson
Release Date: Coming in 2023

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Jonas Lindberg and The Other Side release cover of Spock’s Beard classic “The Good Don’t Last”

Swedish progressive rock outfit Jonas Lindberg and The Other Side released their latest album Miles From Nowhere earlier this year to critical acclaim.  Now, while busy working on new music, the band has recorded a cover of the Spock’s Beard classic “The Good Don’t Last”.

Listen to the track here:

Jonas Lindberg had this say about recording the track:
“It was fun to make a cover version out of a song that I love and have listened to so many times! It was also a challenge to make it sound different and like our own version, since I knew the song inside and out already.”

The track features Jonas Lindberg on bass, keyboards, guitars & backing vocals, Joel Lindberg on lead guitars, Jonas Sundqvist on lead vocals, Jonathan Lundberg on drums, and Nicklas Thelin on acoustic guitars, percussion & lead guitar on “The Radiant Is”.

https://jonaslindbergotherside.lnk.to/TheGoodDontLast-CoverVersion

Jonas Lindberg had this say about recording the track:
“It was fun to make a cover version out of a song that I love and have listened to so many times! It was also a challenge to make it sound different and like our own version, since I knew the song inside and out already.”

The track features Jonas Lindberg on bass, keyboards, guitars & backing vocals, Joel Lindberg on lead guitars, Jonas Sundqvist on lead vocals, Jonathan Lundberg on drums, and Nicklas Thelin on acoustic guitars, percussion & lead guitar on “The Radiant Is”.

Watch the videos for the singles from the album here:
 
“Secret Motive Man”:
https://youtu.be/hFLHsaLXqug
 
 “Why I’m Here”:
https://youtu.be/tkGNuyF1wg4
 
“Oceans of Time”:
https://youtu.be/RDTir86qNdU
 
 “Little Man”:
https://youtu.be/jGg5iJiNt6Q

“Quality on all fronts and a joy for fans of symphonic prog”
Prog Magazine
 
“The album consistently impresses and excites, and it will undoubtedly
form a valuable part of any melodic progger’s collection.”
The Prog Report
 
“A triumph of pomp and circumstance, overblown and bloody brilliant!”
Prog Radar

Miles From Nowhere is available as
Ltd. CD Digipak, Gatefold Black 2LP+CD+LP-booklet, and Digital Album here:
https://jonaslindbergotherside.lnk.to/MilesFromNowhere

‘Miles From Nowhere’ consists of seven songs which spans the full range of the progressive rock landscape – from the soaring ”Summer Queen” (led by Jenny Storm), to the folksy instrumental ”Astral Journey” to the closing title track; a sprawling 25 minute epic which features none other than Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings, Transatlantic) on lead guitar.

Jonas Lindberg & The Other Side online:
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http://www.lindbergmusic.com/
https://www.instagram.com/jonaslindbergofficial/
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