Nine Eight Touring Organizes ProgAid: A Bushfire Relief Concert

Following the harrowing and horrific fires across Australia over the past few months, Nine/Eight Touring, in conjunction with HeavyMag, Behind The Scene, and BHSS proudly announce PROGAID – a progressive music festival at THE OXFORD ART FACTORY on March 15.


Tickets will also be available for a raffle happening on-site with massive prizes including merchandise donated by prog royalty from across the globe.

Up for grabs is also two days recording time (Valued at $1,200), Generously donated by DEFWOLF STUDIOS in Sydney.

And our major prize of TWO AFTER-SHOW PASSES to DREAM THEATER’s Upcoming Australian Tour, for a city of your choice.

All proceeds from this show will be going to WIRES and the RED CROSS in Australia, to assist those who have been affected by this horrific fire season.

Tickets for the event will be available through The Oxford Art Factory website on Thursday, with both a remote attendance ticket and live attendance available.



David Ellis
ProgAid Head of Media and Marketing
[email protected]

A New Book Discussing the Progress in Progressive Rock Music by V. Yfantis

Is Prog Rock really progressive anymore? How do the current Prog bands feel about the genre and its legacy? Do they feel that there is progress in the music they perform? Different Prog artists/bands are being interviewed and answer 5 questions about the current status of the Progressive Rock and its culture. This exploratory research focuses on exploring the present and the future of a music genre that survived through the years due to its innovative nature.

While most of the previous Prog books focus on historical facts of the genre, this journalistic effort is a self-criticism of the genre through the looking glass of modern and active Prog musicians. The book starts with an introduction to Prog Rock by VIAJERO INMÓVIL Records (Argentina) and the rest of the material is divided into chapters that include the musicians’ answers to the following discussion themes:

1. What is progress in Progressive Rock?
2. Is Progressive Rock really progressive?
3. Accepting other music genres as progressive music
4. Next step for the progress of Progressive Rock
5. Technology and Progressive Rock

The participating Prog artists/bands that are being interviewed: Aisles, Anubis, Ant-Bee, EchoTest, Evership, Karakorum, Kotebel, Life After Mars, Light Freedom Revival, Lars Eric Mattson, Liquid Orbit, Magenta, Mouth, Process of Illumination, RTFACT, Robert Berry, Seven Impale, Soul Enema, Sproingg, Terra Collective, Time King, Wobbler, Yang.

The book was written by Vasileios Yfantis who has also authored other thematic books on Punk, Metal and music technology. Next plans for Vasileios Yfantis include the release of a Prog musical album in 2020 and a new book on melodic rock scheduled for release during the early 2021.

Product details
Paperback: 119 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 11, 2020)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1548614416
ISBN-13: 978-1548614416

Book Distribution
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About the author
Vasileios Yfantis has been working in the music industry for more than 20 years as a freelance music journalist. Moreover, he holds 2 Master Degrees in Information Technology and he is a Phd candidate in University of West Attica in Greece. Vasileios has presented conference papers in both Europe and Africa. The main areas of his research interests feature: Musicology, Marketing, Information Communications Technology, Digital Entertainment Industry.

1. V. Yfantis, “The Commercial Exploitation Of Color As A Consumer Stimulus” (Greek Edition), Createspace, 2013.
2. V. Yfantis, “The Lost Lyrics” (Greek Edition), Createspace, 2013.
3. V. Yfantis, “Punk Goes Science: The Academic Punk Bibliography”,CreateSpace, 2014.
4. V. Yfantis, “City Streets Of Europe”, Lulu, 2017.
5. V. Yfantis, “Metal Goes Science”, Createspace 2017.
6. V. Yfantis, “Disadvantaged Populations And Technology In Music”, Createspace 2017.
7. V. Yfantis, “Hip Hop Goes Science: Volume I”, Createspace 2019.

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Anubis Announce The Second Hand European Tour 2018

According to a posting on the Facebook page of Anubis

We’re very excited to play these five shows in Europe. Ten years on from our first live show in Sydney – we’d never have believed we’d be doing this!
Each show has a different flavour, including a full performance of ‘A Tower of Silence’ at T’Blok and a 230503-era treat for France, culminating in a set at Loreley that we hope matches the occasion! We can’t wait to meet you all again.