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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.

In an Instant – Where the Demons and the Devil Speak

A single from a young band from Northern Ireland.

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Panic Room DVD: Plan B

Panic Room Weekend

So near and yet so far. Panic Room have reached 85% in their PledgeMusic campaign for their live DVD. But the gap is still such that they cannot afford to take the financial risk of hiring a professional film crew to film the show this coming Saturday.

The gig itself is still going ahead, and the band have a Plan B in place

Please don’t despair, because we have worked very hard to put together a strong Plan B for you:

We have decided to KEEP THE PLEDGE CAMPAIGN RUNNING – and in fact we will EXTEND it by a few weeks, so that it will now close at the end of July. (Many Pledge campaigns run for several months, whereas we had aimed for less than 2 months here). We hope that by taking this step, we should hopefully reach our 100% target for sure in the weeks to come!

85% is very close…..

So we DO succeed in hitting 100% in the next few weeks – which we feel confident will happen – we will THEN book a brand new Live PANIC ROOM show for the early Autumn – September / October – and THIS will be the new filming date for the Live DVD to be captured!

So, if you haven’t yet pledged, and you still want to see a Panic Room DVD, now really is the time to do it.

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Touchstone announce new singer

After months of teasers and speculation, Touchstone have announced Polish-born Aggie as their new lead singer. She has a background in musical theatre, having performed in productions of Phantom of the Opera, so fronting a rock band will be something of a change in direction.

The band plan to release a double A-side single in the coming months, with the album “Dangerous Days” due in the new year. She will be making her live debut with the band in December with dates at The Borderline in London, The Robin 2 in Bilston, and a third venue yet to be announced.

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Duski – Simple Song

Something on the fuzzy borderline between jazz and progressive rock, taken from their forthcoming album.

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Frost* – Numbers

New video from Frost*, taken from their just-released album “Falling Satellites”.

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Ghost Community – Rise Up

Ghost Community have released a lyric video for the song “Rise Up” taken from the album “Cycle of Life” due for release on 24th June.

Give it a listen and say what you think in the comments

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Tilt announce pre-order for Hinterland


Tilt, the band featuring Fish alumni Steve Vantsis, Dave Stewart and Robin Boult plus guitarist Paul Humphreys and singer P J Dourley have announced the pre-order for their album “Hinterland” via Burning Shed. The album also features John Beck and John Mitchell.

Steve Vantsis has been Fish’s main co-writer for the past few years, writing much of the nusiic for the albums Feast of Consequences and 13th Star.

Meanwhile, have a listen to the radio edit of the track Bloodline:

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Salvation Jayne – Dahlia

The new video from the rather excellent Kent-based blues rockers.

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One Week To Go

Just one week to go now….

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Blue Öyster Cult to play the UK in July

Blue Öyster Cult make a rare visit to the UK, with their first headline gig in several years at The Forum in London on Fruday July 29th.

To mark the 40th anniversary since its original 1976 release on Columbia Records, the Long Island rockers will be jetting in from NYC to play their ‘Agents of Fortune’ album in full, plus a full set of other powerful classics from a back catalogue spanning over four decades.

Agents of Fortune, Blue Öyster Cult’s platinum-selling fourth studio album, included the hit single “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper”, arguably still one of the most haunting and recognised tracks in rock history.

This special night in July at the London O2 Kentish Town Forum will feature the band’s original core members Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser (guitar, vocals) and Eric Bloom (guitar, keyboards, vocals), with a very special guest appearance from co-founding member Albert Bouchard (percussion, guitar, vocals) who was instrumental in writing the early material. The legendary line-up is completed by Richie Castellano (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Kasim Sulton (bass, vocals) and Jules Radino (drums, percussion), bringing a relentless and unrivalled energy to the stage.

BÖC have been a major heavy metal influence on many other acts, such as Metallica, and were listed in VH1′s countdown of the greatest hard rock bands of all time.

With bands of this vintage you never know if you’ll get another chance to see them live; and the “Classic album in full” set is an interesting choice. When did they last play songs like “The Revenge of Vera Gemini” or “Sinful Love” live?

Tickets go on sale on mainstream ticket outlets on Friday, but there’s a pre-sale on the Planet Rock website.

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