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What’s happening in the world of prog and other related scenes. News about gigs, record releases, new videos and band changes.

Voodoo Vegas – Killing Joke

The official video for Killing Joke, from Voodoo Vegas’ fortcoming album “Freak Show Candy Floss

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Mostly Autumn announce new album

sight-of-dayMostly Autumn announce their forthcoming album, to be titled “Sight of Day”, with a planned shipping date of January 2017 and a general retail release for February.

Like every album since 2007, it will again be crowdfunded, using pre-orders to fund the recording, and they’re taking orders right now from Mostly Autumn Records

As has been the case with most of their other recent albums, the pre-order edition will be a limited edition double album with additional songs that won’t be on the single-disk retail edition. And it’s usually a good bet that some of the songs on the bonus disk will be every bit as good as anything on retaul edition. And it’s limited to 2000 copies, so get your order in now!

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Cairo – Say

The title track from Cairo’s new album “Say”, which is released today.

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Two Weeks to Go

Just over two weeks to go until the filming of Panic Room’s DVD at Islington Assembly. The music in the video is the title track of the third album “Skin”.

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Kate Bush announces live album “Before the Dawn”

Kate Bush has announced the live album “Before the Dawn”, which will be available on 3 CDs or 4 vinyl records, released on November 26th. Recorded during her sold-out residency at the Hammersmith Apollo in 2004, it’s all completely live with no overdubs.

The tracklist is as follows:


Hounds of Love
Top of the City
Never Be Mine
Running Up That Hill
King of the Mountain


Astronomer’s Call (Spoken monologue)
And Dream of Sheep
Under Ice
Waking the Witch
Watching Them Without Her ( dialogue)
Watching You Without Me
Little Light
Jig Of Life
Hello Earth
The Morning Fog


An Architect’s Dream
The Painter’s Link
Aerial Tal
Somewhere In Between
Tawny Moon
Among Angels

You can pre-order the CD here and the Vinyl here 

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Duski album pre-order

duski-cover-art Swansea jazz-proggers Duski are now taking pre-orders for their self-titled début album, released on or around 12th Octover, available either as a digital download or a limited editoon CD.

For a taste of how they sound, the track Simple Song, which appears on the album, is available to stream right now.

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Marillion’s F E A R

Reviews of F E A R

My review of Marillion’s F E A R has now been published in The Guardian, not just in the online edition but in Friday’s print edition as well.

And yes, the album really is that good.

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Riverside: And The There Were Three

Riverside have made a statement on the future of the band after the tragic untimely death of guitarist Piotr Grudziński.

We have decided that we are not going to do a casting for a new guitarist. Thus we have ceased to be a quartet and have become a trio. In this line-up we will prepare our new studio album. Both in the recording studio and on tour – if we get back to touring – we will be playing with session guitarists, who are our friends, whom we know and like. But the line-up of Riverside will be as shown in the picture.

Yes, we do realise that this is not going to be the same band. We know that for many of you the story of Riverside ends here, this year, and that “Eye of the Soundscape” might be the last Riverside album you’ll buy. We know that some of you can’t imagine this band without the characteristic guitar of Piotr Grudziński and for you Riverside has ceased to exist. But our story is not over yet; with a flaw, with a scar, with a wealth of new experiences, we have decided to go on.

The band will be working on a new album, which may be “heavier and more intense”. In the meantime there’s the instrumental album “Eye of the Soundscape” combining music previously released as bonus material for earlier albums along with some brand new tracks,

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Opeth – The Wilde Flowers

A lyric video for “The Wilde Flowers”, from the forthcoming album “Sorcoress” to be released on 30th September.

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CSMA: Trans-Pennine Express

Electronic music and First Trans-Pennine class 185s. What more can you want?

The music is from a live performance at Catford, London in 2016. The filming is by Chrissie Caulfield in Leeds, Darlington, Marsden, Huddersfield and around Standedge Tunnel.

I always associate the North Trans-Pennine line with gigs in York. I wonder which band is playing Fibbers and either Manchester or Bilston on consecutive nights?

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