2DAYS PROG + 1 Festival and Jazz Sabbath News!

Like last year, the Festival will be held in the Revislate sports field. We know that many have appreciated the possibility of being able to reserve a seat: this year we ask you for a symbolic amount (2 euros per evening or 3-night pass for 5 euros) to be able to support the cost of renting the chairs.

You can get tickets here: https://bit.ly/3zBrpRd

News also on the Jazz front: on Saturday 10th September the Antonio Faraò Trio and Jazz Sabbath (led by Adam Wakeman, son of the legendary Rick Wakeman) will play for us! In this case, admission is free and no reservation is required.

We are waiting for you, as always, numerous and numerous!

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IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION Release Lyric Video For Title Track “The Sun Will Always Set”

Detroit-based ‘Progressive Super Metal’ quintet IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION have

unveiled a new lyric video for the title track to their new album, ‘The Sun Will Always Set’. Fans can watch the video (created by Ross Morgan) at the link found here.

The band’s third studio album was released on April 15th and features multiple guest appearances, including Battlecross guitarist Tony Asta and touring cellist for Leprous, Raphael Weinroth-Browne.

Speaking about the track “The Sun Will Always Set”Tony Piccoli (vocals/guitar) comments:

“This is the best song I’ve ever written. When I write music, I have a vision of what I want the song to be, and with this song I not only met my expectations, I exceeded them. Lyrically, this song is meant to provide comfort in endings. We always find comfort in the next day’s sunrise, and I want people to know they can find comfort in the consistency of the day’s sunset, and that it’ll be OK.”

Watch New Album Title Track “The Sun Will Always Set”

About IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION:Originally formed in 2007 as “mellotrön_”, Imminent Sonic Destruction features the same lineup today that they started with: Pat DeLeon on Drums, Pete Hopersberger on Keyboards & Vocals, Bryan Paxton on Bass & Vocals, Tony Piccoli on Guitar & Vocals, and Scott Thompson on Guitar & Vocals. Imminent Sonic Destruction’s influences range from Genesis, Devin Townsend, Rush, and King’s X, to Pantera, Dream Theater, and Meshuggah.

In 2012 I.S.D. paired up with producer/guitarist ROY Z (Bruce Dickinson, Rob Halford, Tribe of Gypsies) and recorded their first full-length album ‘Recurring Themes’. The album led the band to their first national tour, pairing up with Sweden’s PAIN OF SALVATIONand Italy’s KINGCROW. In 2015 they were offered the opportunity to tour with progressive metal legends FATES WARNING, which they acted on, gaining lifelong hardcore fans along the way. In 2016 Imminent Sonic Destruction released their second album ‘Triumphia’, a concept record featuring songs like “The Fog”, and the 23-minute epic “Arborous Calm.” The album of course turned the prog metal world on its head, which led to a tour with Norway’s CIRCUS MAXIMUS, and a co-headlining run with NYC’s EDENSONG.

A number of years and one pandemic later, I.S.D. are poised to release their third full-length album, ‘The Sun Will Always Set’. The new album was produced by Nick Hagen, guitarist of Michigan-based progressive metal band ENTRANSIENT. With Nick at the helm, I.S.D. was able to fully actualize the album the new LP in the way they intended. TSWAS features the heavy riffs, non-standard arrangements, and vocals you’ve come to expect from I.S.D., but in fresh new contexts. The new record features guest appearances from guitarist Tony Asta of BATTLECROSS, cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne of LEPROUS, vocalist Lady Luna from LADY LUNA AND THE DEVIL, and vocalist Kevin Wroebel of DRAGGED BENEATH.

IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTION are:
Peter Hopersberger – Vocals, Keyboard
Tony Piccoli – Vocals, Guitar
Scott Thompson – Guitar
Pat DeLeon – Drum
Bryan Paxton – Bass, Vocals

IMMINENT SONIC DESTRUCTIONOnline:
Official Website: https://imminentsonicdestruction.com/
Bandcamp: https://imminentsonicdestruction.bandcamp.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/imminentsonicdestruction
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imminentsonicdestruction/

Watch The New Video Dead Butterfly Here From The Upcoming Pure Reason Revolution Release Above Cirrus

Pure Reason Revolution recently announced their fifth studio album ‘Above Cirrus’ which will be released on May 6th, 2022 via InsideOutMusic. This is the follow-up to 2020’s ‘Eupnea’, which was the band’s first record since reuniting in 2019. This time around, Jon Courtney, Chloë Alper & Greg Jong (who returns as a full-time members for the first time since the ‘Cautionary Tales For The Brave’ EP) find themselves adapting to a world that is radically changing before their eyes, and on this new record, exorcising the isolation and uncertainty in search of something greater.

The band recently completed their first European tour in nearly 13 years, and ahead of the new album’s imminent release, they have launched a video for the latest track ‘Dead Butterfly’. Watch it now.

PURE REASON REVOLUTION – Dead Butterfly (OFFICIAL VIDEO)

Jon Courtney comments: “We started living on some land in Brandenburg in a small primitive hut. It was a  safe place with all that was going on around. We spent a lot of time on our patch in nature & one day my daughter came across an in injured, dying butterfly. She was sorrowful to see it die & we couldn’t help. The track stemmed from that. This thing of absolute beauty, passing away. Then we stumble across a caterpillar. Discovery, creation & life breathes on.

This probably sees us at our heaviest. Bring Me The Horizon meets Smashing Pumpkins meets Fleetwood Mac.”

Watch the previously released videos here:
Phantoms: https://youtu.be/lJVbvYoIG0A
New Kind of Evil: https://youtu.be/GKJ7LOwhYdw

Of the recently completed tour, the band commented: “We’re really pleased with how the tour went & still have to pinch myself it was possible after multiple postponements! Fan feedback & interaction is incredibly important; seeing headbanging heads, nodding heads or even just the people that let the music wash over them…whatever type of fan you are, a huge thank you to all that came along & inspired us. As the album release approaches we’re excited to launch ‘Dead Butterfly’ at your ears! Hope you enjoy the track along with the dazzling video from Thomas Hicks. “  

On ‘Above Cirrus’, the band continues many of the musical through lines that fans have come to expect; maintaining a balance between somber reflection and intrepid exploration, leading listeners through a shapeshifting collection of seven tracks that evoke a range of emotions. On the songs ‘Our Prism’ and ‘New Kind of Evil’, the energy reaches magnificent heights of guitar-led catharsis, rivaling the best efforts of acts like Tool and Filter, while offerings in ‘Lucid’ and ‘Dead Butterfly’ meld the group’s keyboard-centric song-structures with vast, epic soundscapes. But, unlike its predecessor, ‘Above Cirrus’ is far from a narrative driven concept record. As Jon confides, each song, while fueled by his personal journeys and the condition of modern times, is truly its own device. Reflecting on the lyricism of the record, he adds:
 
“Often my writing occupies itself with relationships; how we can be so tender/loving with each other in one instance, days later or even in a few flashes we’re tearing each other apart. The sublime & the savage/vicious. The music reflects this light & shade dynamic shift too. Our world shrinks through lockdowns/restrictions & strain is intensified. However, the end message is one of optimism – affirmation we’ll get to the end of this surreal chapter & be stronger together. Through the turbulence, we’ll help each other through the darkness.”

The album will be released as Limited CD, Gatefold LP+CD & as Digital Download, featuring beautiful cover artwork by artist Jill Tegan Doherty, who previously created the cover for ‘Eupnea’. Pre-order now here: https://purereasonrevolution.lnk.to/AboveCirrus

LP:

  1. Side A
    1. Our Prism
    2. New Kind of Evil
    3. Phantoms
    4. Cruel Deliverance
  2. Side B
    1. Scream Sideways
    2. Dead Butterfly
    3. Lucid

CD:

  1. Our Prism
  2. New Kind of Evil
  3. Phantoms
  4. Cruel Deliverance
  5. Scream Sideways
  6. Dead Butterfly
  7. Lucid

PURE REASON REVOLUTION online:
https://www.facebook.com/purereasonrevolution/
https://twitter.com/prr_official
https://www.instagram.com/purereasonrevolution_official/
https://www.purereasonrevolutionofficial.com

INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
InsideOutMusic.Store
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/insideouteu
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Penguin Cafe Announce UK September Tour Dates

We’re delighted to announce some new UK SEPTEMBER TOUR DATES to celebrate the special edition re-release of A Matter of Life.. out next week April 29.


TICKETS GO ON SALE TOMORROW at 10 am
penguincafe.com/tour-dates

Penguin Cafe are back with a lovingly produced 10th anniversary reissue of their debut album, titled A Matter of Life… 2021. Besides being completely remastered and pressed on vinyl for the very first time, the record also features a brand new 2021 recording of lead single Harry Piers, a song commemorating Arthur Jeffes’ late father and Penguin Cafe Orchestra founder Simon Jeffes.

A Matter of Life… 2021 is a chance for a classic example of the beauty that’s found in collaboration to reach fresh ears, and an opportunity to breathe new life into fan favourites. The album, performed by a mix of personalities — including Neil Codling of Suede and, on percussion, Cass Browne of Gorillaz — incorporates the aesthetics of the original PCO, seasoned into a confident and redefined style, maintaining that quintessentially English sound, but adding a fresh direction and a sense that they are evolving into something new and very much their own. 

“I originally wrote Harry Piers to play at my dad‘s memorial service 24 years ago, and I played it at the end of pretty much every gig (and soundcheck) we’ve done since, so I’ve probably played it hundreds if not thousands of times since we originally released A Matter of Life… So when we decided to reissue the album, Robert and I both felt it would be fun to record an up-to-date version of this song, because it has changed over time and it continues to evolve. So while this is still very much the same tune, I think it has a lot more nuance and detail that reflect the years that have passed since 2011”
— Arthur Jeffes 

The cover artwork also received an update in the shape of a beautiful photograph taken by the UK photographer and long-time collaborator Alex Kozobolis, who was sent to visit Arthur in his second home in Tuscany. Raths’ concept for this was to not only reenact the original painting by Emily Young, but to express the generational change by putting Arthur and his daughter in place of the little boy and the emperor penguin figure that suggest father and son.

The remastered 10th anniversary edition of A Matter of Life… 2021 will be available digitally, on 12” vinyl and on CD from April 29, 2022.

“it’s been really lovely to come back to these old friends — and with this re-issue we’ll be bringing them all out to play live again. Now four albums on, and with our new home at Erased Tapes, it makes a lot of sense for us to go back and pull this record out and brush it off for today”
— Arthur Jeffes

Costa Rican Prog Metal Band Time’s Forgotten to Release New Album ‘SHELTER’ in Early 2022

We are thrilled to announce “Shelter” the upcoming fourth album by Costa Rica’s premier Prog Metal act Time’s Forgotten to be released in early 2022 via label Melodic Revolutions Records.

“This is a concept album and I think it is our best work yet,” says Calvo. “It shows how we’ve matured throughout our 16-year career as a band and we can’t wait for you to listen to it!”. The band also has some very special surprises for this in 2021, so stay tuned!

Tracklist:
1. New Dawn (prologue)
2. City
3. Cycle #248
4. Defiant
5. Accident of Evolution
6. Waking Up (interlude)
7. Ascension
8. Outsider
9. Moments of Clarity
10. The Road Home
11. Sleepless

Produced by Ari Lotringer and Juan Pablo Calvo and arranged by the band.
Mixed and mastered by Calvo at Lúcuma Estudios.

Art direction: Fernando Fonseca.
Photography: Sebastián Blanco. Photo editing: Ari Lotringer

Format: CD & Digital
Catalog Number: MRRCD 22208

Time’s Forgotten is.
Priscilla Ruiz: lead vocals
Jorge Sobrado: drums
Ari Lotringer: lead guitar
Gonzalo Trejos: bass Juan
Pablo Calvo: keyboards, guitars, vocals

Time’s Forgotten Online
Website: www.timesforgotten.band
Facebook: www.facebook.com/timesforgotten 
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/timesforgottenband/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/timesforgotten
Bandcamp: http://www.timesforgotten.bandcamp.com
Melodic Revolution: https://mrrmusic.com/times-forgotten/

Melodic Revolution Records Online:
https://mrrmusic.com/
https://www.facebook.com/MelodicRevolutionRecords/
https://www.facebook.com/MelodicRevolutionRecords/
https://www.youtube.com/c/MelodicRevolutionRecordsMusic
https://twitter.com/MusicIsOurVoice

THE SUN OR THE MOON Announces Debut Album “Cosmic” on Tonzonen Records! (For listeners of PINK FLOYD, Psychedelic, Kraut Rock)

In the band The Sun Or The Moon from the Rhine-Main region, four experimental and creative musicians came together in late summer 2019 to realise their sound ideas inspired by bands such as CanKraftwerk, early Pink Floyd and Radiohead.

Listen + share:

The Sun Or The Moon – Cosmic Album Teaser

The quartet has already released two digital singles on the usual streaming platforms and is now releasing Cosmic, their debut album via Tonzonen Records. The four musicians Frank Incense (vocals, bass, baritone guitar, electric sitar, modular synthesiser), George Nowak (guitar, theremin, green flute), Susanne Baum (piano and keyboards) and Niklas Ciriacy (drums and percussion instruments) describe their music as psychedelic space lounge music

Listen + watch:

The Sun Or The Moon – Cosmic (official video)

Over an electronic foundation of repetitive machine beats and sound carpets created with a modular system, The Sun Or The Moon develop hypnotic yet danceable tracks with influences from Krautrock, Psychedelic and Space Rock.

The Sun Or The Moon – Julia Dream (Pink Floyd cover, official video)

Listen + watch:

Artist: The Sun Or The Moon

Title: Cosmic
Format: 2xLP, CD, Digital
Label: Tonzonen Records
Distribution: Soulfood
Genre: Psychedelic/ Kraut Rock
Release Date: 17/09/2021

Tracklist 
1. Cosmic 
2. Twisted Kamasutra 
3. Eldorado 
4. Julia Dream 
5. Trippin’ On Mars 
6. Space Travel Agent 

Links 
Official: https://thesunorthemoon.com 
Bandcamp: https://thesunorthemoon.bandcamp.com 
Label: https://www.tonzonen.de