Kinetic Element Set to Launch New Studio Album Chasing the Lesser Light on March 20th Through Melodic Revolution Records in Advance of their Appearance at the Winter’s End Festival in the UK on April 1st. Pre-orders Kick-off March 3rd

Melodic Revolution Records is thrilled to announce the upcoming release Chasing the Lesser Light by US Symphonic Prog band Kinetic Element.

Chasing the Lesser Light is a sixty-minute symphonic prog journey through human’s desire to explore space. From the lunar missions of 50 years ago to the present-day planning for a journey to Mars.

Five songs cover the past, present, and future:

1) First Stage (6:15) – contemplating space travel, as we learn to fly high without wings.
2) Chasing the Lesser Light (19:50) – landing on the moon, and seeing the earth as one world.
3) Radio Silence (9:55) – the perils of space travel, with the emotional impact on an astronaut’s son.
4) We Can’t Forget (11:35) – glancing back at the moon, as we look ahead to mars.
5) Door To Forever (15:18) – reopening the door to space travel, and to become the Starman in the sky.

The cover artwork portrays space travel as commonplace with a man in a business suit and helmet, as he observes an Apollo launch that brought a nation and the world together.

Mike Visaggio: Piano, Organ, & Synthesizers
Michael Murray: Drums
Mark Tupko: Bass
Saint. John Coleman: Vocals
Peter Matuchniak: Guitars

Track 2, 5, by Mike Visaggio
Track 1, 3, by Peter Matuchniak
Track 4, by Mike Visaggio and Peter Matuchniak

All arrangements by Kinetic Element
Mixed and mastered by Peter Matuchniak Engineered by Michael Murray, Peter Matuchniak
Layout and Graphics, Man in the Mountain

Kinetic Element is a neo/symphonic progressive rock band from Richmond, Virginia that harbors musical roots in classic artists like Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Yes, Asia and Genesis and blends those influences with philosophical and spiritually powerful and uplifting lyrics. They are a known act in the prog-rock genre.

Kinetic Element has been invited to perform at the Winters End Festival UK on April 1st, 2023, the band has also performed at many prestigious festival in the past i.e., Prog Day, RoSFest, Progtoberfest, ProgStock, in the USA and Terra Incognita in Canada

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ProgStock is coming October 7-9, 2022 Prog-Ducer Passes on Sale TODAY @ 12 PM EST

Prog-Ducer Passes on Sale TODAY Saturday, June 25 at 12:00 PM ET

ProgStock 2022 Current Lineup

Orpheus Nine
District 97
Rachel Flowers
Melanie Mau & Martin Schnella
Pattern-Seeking Animals
Adam Holzman & Brave New World
Stick Men
Reuter Motzer Grohowski
More acts to come!

Evership Special pre-release album listening party (venue TBD) for the new album, The Uncrowned King – Act 2
The full band will join us at ProgStock 2023…but, they have some additional surprises in the works for us in 2022. Stay tuned!

ProgStock 2022 Ticket Options & Sale Dates

Prog-Ducer Passes
Available Beginning TODAY, Saturday, June 25 at 12:00 PM ET
Prog-Ducer 3-Day Pass: $375 USD (plus taxes & fees)
Early access to the lobby each day (30 minutes before regular attendees)
Priority access to artist meet-and-greets each day (after 5-Year Patrons)
Merchandise package, including some special items only for Prog-Ducers:
Exclusive ProgStock 2022 Prog-Ducer Wristband (wear it proudly!)
Other special items (to be determined) exclusive to Prog-Ducers
Select items from our ProgStock 2022 merchandise catalog
Festival Poster, Wristband, and Program (with autograph pages!)
Festival T-Shirt in your chosen style and size

Regular 3-Day Passes and 1-Day Passes
Not Available Until Saturday, July 16 at 12:00PM ET

Regular 3-Day Pass: $250 USD (plus taxes & fees)
Access to artist meet-and-greets each day (after Prog-Ducers)
Festival Poster, Wristband, and Program (with autograph pages!)
Festival T-Shirt in your chosen style and size
Single-Day Pass: $75/$100 USD (plus taxes & fees)
Friday: $75 USD, Saturday: $100 USD, Sunday: $100 USD
Access to artist meet-and-greets that day (after Prog-Ducers)
Streaming Options: Coming soon!

5-Year Patron Passes
Available NOW and anytime before October 7, 2022
A ProgStock 5-Year Patron may select any available seat within our theater and reserve it for 5 years, starting with this year’s festival. Patrons receive a three-day pass to the festival and are also entitled to these amazing perks:

Earliest access to the lobby each day (30 minutes before all others)
First-in-line access to all artist meet-and-greets each day (before all others)
Highly-valuable merchandise packages (unique each year, with cool freebies from us and our artists)
An exclusive ProgStock 5-Year Patron badge (new and unique each year)
Great perks throughout the year when opportunities arise from our alums and friends.


ProgStock Announce 2022 Festival Dates

We’ve been hearing a lot of questions lately!

Is ProgStock happening this year?
What did you think was going to happen?
Tom and Ann were going to give up?
If the pandemic didn’t stop us…
And our venue getting flooded didn’t stop us…
I mean, really people!

And what are the dates? Seriously?
When is ProgStock? Say it with me now…
COLUMBUS DAY Weekend! or Indigenous Peoples’ Day Weekend or the weekend before the second Monday in October. Confused yet?
How about this? It’s October 7 – 9, 2022!

We’ll be announcing all kinds of exciting stuff over the next week, so pay attention folks!


At the young age of 70, Robert has just released his 6th solo recording, ROBEONE on LABEL.  The keyboardist says, “Robeone is short for Robeoneknobe– a nickname I got years ago at work for being a huge ‘Star Wars’ fan. It stuck and I decided to use it for my music name.’” 

ROBEONE’s Six instrumental keyboard compositions effortlessly flow into different styles of New Age, Jazz, Prog, and Fusion music.  Robert uses a range of keyboard gear including Moog, Mellotron, Kurtzweil, Moog, Mellotron, Yamaha, Roland, Korg, Kurtzweil, Ensonic Roli Seaboard, EMU, and Ashun Sound Machine.   He says: “It’s my wish that this music will take my listeners away from the current times into a musical journey that serves as an opportunity to feel better.”     

Robert has been recording since the early 1970s with progressive rockers Mayson on Bearsville Records, pop-rock acts The States on Chrysalis and Boardwalk Records, the eclectic Tony Romero’s Vortex on Melodic Revolution Records, and the progressive rock group ZOOM with Paul Landry on New Age Music Planet Records. He’s worked with a number of artists—including notables Ronnie Spector and keyboards for Johnny Nash when “I Can See Clearly Now” was a hit.  He played keyboards for the Award-Winning documentary Soundtrack “The Fiery Narrows – Following The Path Of John Charles Fremont.”  

Robert continues to collaborate with many artists…. Recently he had a solo set at ProgStock and will be performing solo, as well, this spring 2022 at RoSFest.  The ProgStock promoters dubbed Robert as the Patron Saint for the Bob Moog Foundation, for connecting them with that North Carolina-based non-profit!     


1.    Don’t Ever Stop Your Heart

2.    Morning Rush

3.    Yesterday Again

4.    Turn Off Your Brain Part 2

5.    Clusters

6.    Halos

Robert Schindler Online

Today’s the Day – ProgStock Tickets on Sale!

Today’s the Day – ProgStock Tickets on Sale!

ProgStock 2021 Ticket Options & On Sale Dates

ProgStock 5-Year Patron Pass 

Available NOW and anytime prior to the start of ProgStock 2021 

Hint: Act now to lock in the best seat this year and for future years at ProgStock…plus many other incredibly awesome perks! 

Starting Saturday, June 12, 2021 @ 12:00pm Eastern Daylight Time

ProgStock 2021 Prog-Ducer 3-Day Pass: $325 USD (plus taxes & fees)

Hint: There are only about 200 seats in our theater this year…so, once these go on sale, don’t wait…act fast! No seats are being saved for Regular passes!

Early access to the lobby each day (30 minutes before regular attendees)
Priority access to all artist meet-and-greets each day (after 5-Year Patrons)
Priority access to all late-night events each day (if capacity is limited)
A special merchandise package (festival t-shirt plus other cool freebies from us)
An exclusive ProgStock 2021 Prog-Ducer wristband

NOTE: If you have any difficulty purchasing tickets, please contact us at (252) 402-5395 or [email protected]
Starting Saturday, July 10, 2021 @ 12:00pm Eastern Daylight Time 
ProgStock 2021 Regular 3-Day Pass: $225 USD (plus taxes & fees)

Access to all artist meet-and-greets each day
Access to all late-night events each day (as capacity allows)

NOTE: If you have any difficulty purchasing tickets, please contact us at (252) 402-5395 or [email protected] 

Streaming Options (details to be determined):

Information about live-streaming ProgStock 2021 will be available in September.
Information about on-demand viewing of ProgStock 2021 performances after the festival ends will be provided later this fall.

Current Schedule (subject to change)

Friday, October 1, 2021 At The Hamilton Stage (doors @ 5:00pm)

6:00pm – McNally Waters

8:00pm – Echoes, the American Pink Floyd

Friday Late Night

11:30pm – Total Mass Retain YES Tribute Band

Saturday, October 2, 2021At The Hamilton Stage (doors @ 12:00pm)

12:30pm – The Tea Club
4:00pm – Brand X
8:00pm – McStine & Minnemann & D’Virgilio

Saturday Late Night 11:30pm – Progressive Coffeehouse, featuring:

BeledoRachel FlowersMelanie Mau & Martin Schnella

Sunday, October 3, 2021 At The Hamilton Stage (doors @ 12:00pm)

12:30pm – Steve Unruh & Phideaux Xavier with Valerie Gracious
4:00pm – Jane Getter Premonition
8:00pm – Alan Hewitt & One Nation

Sunday Late Night

11:30pm – Dark Beauty and Potter’s Daughter