JOHN S.: HEIR APPARENT- The view from below (2018)

 

HEIR APPARENT - The view from below (2017)

30 long years in the making well spent!

https://www.heirapparent.com/

 

HEIR APPARENT 2018

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MASQUED - The light in the dark (2017)

Exemplary symph-prog metal!

https://www.facebook.com/masquedmetal/

Masqued The Light in the Dark 2017

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DREADNOUGHT - A wake in sacred waves (2017)

A 4song 50mins post prog journey to sonic landscapes of all kind...

https://dreadnoughtdenver.bandcamp.com/album/a-wake-in-sacred-waves

dreadnought 2017

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ENSLAVED - E (2017)

Dark, Epic, Black, Extreme, Melodic. In other words... Progressive!

http://enslaved.no/ 

 

Enslaved E 2017

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SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE - Vagabond (2017)

From Norway's winter sun to Middle East's desert, a beautiful sonic palette full of every colour imaginable.

https://www.submasq.net/

SUBTERRANEAN 2017

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ALICE COOPER - Paranormal (2017)

Shock Rock is back! A shockingly good return to form. As Alice puts it... Personoiac Paronality!

http://www.alicecooper.com/paranormalhq/

 

Alice Cooper Paranormal album cover

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STYX - The mission (2017)

Oh my PROGod! Their first album since 2005's "Big Bang Theory"! Go...yesterday for it!

http://styxworld.com/band

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Fates Warning Theories of Flight 

Top Personal Favourites 2016:

1)    Fates Warning – Theories of Flight
2)    Megadeth – Dystopia
3)    Innerwish – Innerwish
4)    Kansas – The Prelude Implicit
5)    iamthemorning – Lighthouse
6)    Dream Theater – The Astonishing
7)    Redemption – The Art of Loss
8)    Gandalf’s Fist - The Clockwork Fable
9)    Metal Church – XI
10)  Sunburst – Fragments Of Creation

 

ProgBishop: FREDDY CHARLES - Gemini (2017)

 

FREDDY CHARLES - Gemini (2017)

What a drummer-chameleon!

https://www.facebook.com/freddycharlesmusic/

Freddy Charles 2017

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THE ARCHINAUTS - Isproject (2017)

I can't believe how their progression shines in this record!

https://isprojectmusic.bandcamp.com/

 

THE ARCHINAUTS 2017

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TOP PROG FAVES FOR 2016:

1) Cactus – Black Dawn
2) Achim Schreiner - Left Here to Atone
3) Aisles - Hawai
4) Cirrus Bay -Places Unseen
5) Headspace - All That You Fear is Gone
6) Flor de Loto - Arbol de la Vida
7) Frost* - Falling Satellites
8) Cosmos - In The Dark Of The Night
9) Magnum-Sacred Blood "Divine" Lies
10) Mother Turtle - Mother Turtle II

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GABRIEL - Sacrifice (2016)

One of the most fave 2016 albums! Amazing female vocals! 

https://www.facebook.com/gabrielrockmusic/?fref=nf

 

Gabriel Sacrifice 2016

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FREQUENCY DRIFT - Last (2016)

How great cinematic prog music! 

http://frequencydrift.com/

Frequency Drift

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PARRISH & GURVITZ - Parrish & Gurvitz (1971)

My gem of the month! Brilliant! 

http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-parrish-and-gurvitz-band-mw0000839505

 

Parish Gurvitz

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Ryley Walker

 

Ilias "ProgBishop" (Editing "70's Prog Special" every Friday at 10pm, 8pm GMT/BST)

My TOP fave 2015 albums are: 

  • RYLEY WALKER - Primrose Green 
  • ARGOS – A Seasonal Affair
  • ASTURIAS – Missing Piece Of My Life
  • DAVID GILMOUR - Rattle that lock 
  • GAZPACHO - Molok 
  • LINDA HOYLE - The Fetch 
  • METHEXIS - Suiciety 
  • STEVEN WILSON - Hand. Cannot. Erase
  • THE ARISTOCRATS - Tres Caballeros 

 

I still enjoy from the year 2014:

  • PINK FLOYD - The endless river

 

PROGeo: NURSE WITH WOUND - Homotopy to Marie (2018)

 

NURSE WITH WOUND - Homotopy to Marie (2018)

This classic was remastered this year and released on double vinyl!

https://www.nursewithwound.co.uk/

 

NURSE WITH WOUND 2018

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YASUNAO TONE - Al deviation (2017)

One of my most fave albums ever! In my 2017 fave-albums list obviously!

http://editionsmego.com/release/EMEGO-241

Yasunao Tone AI Deviation

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YES DEER - Get your glitter jacket (2016)

If you want to listen to really freak-out music, that's an album for you!

https://becoq.bandcamp.com/album/get-your-glitter-jacket 

 

YES DEER 2016

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THE CARETAKER - Everything at the end of time (2016)

I'll wait for the other 3 stages after this goody 3rd one!

https://thecaretaker.bandcamp.com/album/everywhere-at-the-end-of-time 

THE CARETAKER 2016

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SLOTH RACKET - Shapeshifters (2017)

One of the prog improv albums of the year!

https://slothracket.bandcamp.com/track/shapeshifters 

 

SLOTH RACKET 2017

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EHNAHRE - The marrow (2017)

One of the texh-extreme prog albums of the year!

https://ehnahremetal.bandcamp.com/album/the-marrow

 

EHNAHRE 2017

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Some fave albums from 2016:

The Caretaker - Everywhere at the end of time
Ehnahre - Douve/Nothing and nothingness EP
Juan Antonio Nieto - Isolated
Phil Mill - Cloud to ground
David Velez - Fortore
Darius Ciuta/Philippe Lamy - V
Astral Path - An oath to the void
Niechęć - Niechęć
Sigmata - X-men
Narcissus Technologies - NARCISSUS Tech Demonstration Files
Lustmord - Dark Matter
Hexa - Factory photographs
Telepath - Another night together
Microphonics - Microphonics
Ψ.Χ.(Psi.Hi.) - Το φώς το αληθινό (The light, the true light)

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JUAN ANTONIO NIETO - Isolated (2016)

Experimental and improvisational music at its best! One of the best releases of Plus Timbre label!

https://plustimbre.bandcamp.com/album/isolated

 

Juan Antonio Nieto 2016

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RETTWARD VON DOERNBERG - Be water (2016)

Pop meets Opera meets Ambient Electronica meets Big Band meets Baroque!

https://thecaravel.net

 

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t e l e p a t h テレパシ - 能力者 - 肉体からの離脱 (2014)

Another vaporwave gem by this artist!

https://dreamcatalogue.bandcamp.com/album/--11

 

TELEPATH 2

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SUPERDENSECRUSHLOADFACTOR - Words can't say (2015)

One of my top faves for 2015!

http://superdensecrushloadfactor.bandcamp.com/

SUPERDENSECRUSHLOADFACTOR

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MALADY - Malady (2015)

Highlight of finnish prog rock

https://maladyband.bandcamp.com/

Malady

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VIDEO EZY - Sun don't stay with me (2015)

Another Vaporwave diamond! 

https://welcomebeautysounds.bandcamp.com/album/sun-dont-stay-with-me

 

Video Ezy

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CLEARVISIONDREAM PRODUCTIONS - Virtual paradise (2014)

Vaporwave diamond! 

https://clearvisiondreamproductions.bandcamp.com/album/virtual-paradise

 

ClearVisionDream

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MICROPHONICS - Microphonics (2016)

Experimentation diamond!  

https://smallsamples.bandcamp.com/album/microphonics 

Microphonics

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₮.HANK.WILLIAM.₴ ₪₪₪ - Future Water™ (2013)

OST for a fictional Christian playstation video game!  

https://welcomebeautysounds.bandcamp.com/album/future-water

 

Hank William

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MAUDLIN OF THE WELL- Bath (2001)

Still a post epic!  

http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1798

 

maudlin of the well 2000 bath 

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TELEPATH - Another night together (2016)

Vaporwave's most cybernetic soundtrack! 

https://telepathtelepath.bandcamp.com/album/--4

 

telepath

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Nicole Dollanganger Natural Born Losers

 

Hello everyone! Some of the albums below are my tops but most of them are albums I listened to a lot in 2015. Enjoy! 

  • Nicole Dollanganger - Natural Born Losers
  • The Dark Prison Massacre - A Blood Clot Ejaculation
  • Parasitic Ejaculation - Echoes of Depravity
  • Traumatomy - Monolith of absolute suffering
  • Paradise Lost - The plague within
  • Telepath Telepath - Face to face (2014)
  • Telepath Telepath - This past future (2014)
  • 2814 - Birth of a new day
  • Leprous - The congregation
  • Ptomaine - Ptomaine
  • Okilly Dokilly - Okilly demos
  • ClearVisionDreamProductions - Nothing
  • Jason Lescalleet - This is what I do vol. 11
  • Grisha Shakhnes - All this trouble for nothing
  • Mortal Torment - Cleaver Redemption

 

GFreedom Team: EVERSHIP - Evership II (2018)

 

EVERSHIP - Evership II (2018)

The Nashville-based neo-proggers hit again!

https://www.evership.com

 

EVERSHIP II 2018

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RIVERSIDE - Wasteland (2018)

The return of the year!

https://riversideband.pl/en/

 

RIVERSIDE 2018

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MIKE KERSHAW - Arms Open Wide (2018)

One of the crossover prog albums of the year!

https://kershmusic.com/

MIKE KERSHAW 2018

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OAK (OSCILLAZIONI ALCHEMICO KREATIVE) - Giordano Bruno/A Rock Opera (2018)

The prog opera of the year! What a conceptual theme: Kudos to Giordano Bruno and his martyric death back then!

http://www.oaksound.com/it/ 

 

Giordano Bruno cover

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ARENA - Double Vision (2018)

The neo-prog epic album of the year! Don't look further: Get it...yesterday!

http://www.arenaband.co.uk/

ARENA double vision cover

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GALAHAD - Seas of Change (2018)

What an epic return! And, what a meaningful album (musically and lyrically)!

https://www.galahadonline.com/ 

 

GALAHAD Seas of change

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TONY BANKS - 5(2018)

The return of the giant hogweed! This is a masterpiece!

http://www.tonybanksmusic.com/

 

TONY BANKS Five 2018

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KAYAK - Seventeen (2018)

One of the most underrated prog bands ever! What an album!

https://www.kayakonline.info/

KAYAK album 2018

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MARCO DE ANGELIS - Next station (2017)

Great crossover prog from 2017!!

http://www.marcodeangelis.com/

 

MARCO DE ANGELIS Next station

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CHRYSILIA - Et in Arcadia ego (2017)

An amazing Symphonic Prog Folk Metal work from Greece!!

https://www.chrysilia.com/

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INNERSPACE - Rise (2017)

What a prrrrrog album!

https://innerspace1.bandcamp.com/album/rise

 

Innerspace 2017

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THRESHOLD (UK) - Legends of the shires (2017)

What's your prog...THRESHOLD?

http://www.thresh.net/

THRESHOLD 2017

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MACHINES DREAM - Black science (2017)

A brilliant prog album!!

http://machinesdream.com/ 

 

Machines Dream 2017

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CLIVE NOLAN - King's ransom (2017)

The prog opera of our times!!

http://www.kingsransomthemusical.com/

 

Kings Ransom cover final

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DRIFTING SUN - Twilight (2017)

Their best up-to-date!!

http://www.driftingsun.co.uk/

 

DS Twilight Cover

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CELLAR NOISE - Alight (2017)

One of the symphonic prog surprises for this year!!

https://www.facebook.com/cellarnoise/

 

Cellar Noise

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AYREON - The source (2017)

And the prog concept God hits back!!

http://www.arjenlucassen.com/content/

 

AYREON The Source

 

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GFreedom Team 15 1 2017

 

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Top – 10 albums for 2016 (Alphabetical order):

COLIN TENCH PROJECT: Hair in a G-String
CRIPPLED BLACK PHOENIX: Bronze
DIFFERENT LIGHT: The Burden of Paradise
DRIFTING SUN: Safe Asylum
EVERSHIP: Evership
GANDALF’S FIST: The Clockwork Fable
NEAL MORSE BAND, THE: The Similitude of a Dream
SIVERT HOYEM: Lioness
VERBAL DELIRIUM: The Imprisoned Words of Fear
YASSI SOSSI BAND: Roots and Roads

Followed by (without any order):

MATTHEW PARMENTER: All Our yesterdays
KANSAS: The Prelude Implicit
OPETH: Sorceress
PATCHORK CACOPHONY: Five of Cups
METALLICA: Hardwired to Self Destruct
RED BAZAR: Tales from the Bookcase

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COLIN TENCH PROJECT - Hair In A G-String (Unfinished But Sweet) (2016)

Unexpected prog surprise!!

http://www.corvusstone.com/colin-tench-project.html

 

Colin Tench Project

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THE FAR MEADOW - Given the impossible (2016)

Impossible in prog is nothing!!

http://www.thefarmeadow.com/

 

BEM035 album cover

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PATCHWORK CACOPHONY - Five of cups (2016)

What a prog comeback fellas!!

http://www.patchworkcacophony.com/

 

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DIFFERENT LIGHT - The burden of paradise (2016)

The prog surpirse of the year 2016!!

http://www.differentlight.cz/

 

DIFFERENT LIGHT

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YOSSI SASSI BAND - Roots and roads (2016)

Prog Ethnic apotheosis!!

http://yossisassi.com/

 

YOSSI

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GANDALF'S FIST - The clockwork fable (2016)

In the Prog Guiness for sure (in terms of duration, [3CD's!!!], plus quality)!!

http://www.gandalfsfist.com/

 

Gandalfs Fist

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DRIFTING SUN - Safe asylum (2016)

One of the albums of the year!

http://www.driftingsun-music.com/

 

DRIFTING SUN

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STRAWBS - Hero and heroine (1974)

One of the most underrated albums of all rock times!! A prog diamond!

http://www.strawbsweb.co.uk/

 

the strawbs hero and heroine 1974 front

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ELOY - Dawn (1976)

Legendary prog album that we have "stuck" with!

http://www.eloy-legacy.com/eloy.php

 

Eloy

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CLIVE NOLAN - Alchemy (2013)

One of my most fave prog operas ever!

https://www.facebook.com/clive.nolan.7/

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SECTION IV - Superhuman (2015)

This is definitely Neo-Prog!

http://www.section-iv.com/

Section IV 2015 Superhuman 

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DODSON AND FOGG - Roaming (2016)

Prog folk lives! 

https://www.facebook.com/Dodson-And-Fogg-282552805161916/

 

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MATTHEW PARMENTER - All our yesterdays (2016)

The OST of our whole day! Brilliant! 

http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1201

 

Matthew Parmenter

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DAVID BOWIE - The rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust and the spiders from Mars (1972)

It happened yesterday, it's happening now, it will happen tomorrow..

http://www.davidbowie.com/

 

ZiggyStardust

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Anekdoten

 

GFreedom Team ("Prog'N'Roll' radio show; Sundays at 10pm, 8pm GMT/BST)

TOP Albums for 2015 as selected by GFreedom Team (in alphabetical order):

ANEKDOTEN: Until all the Ghosts are Gone
ARENA: The Unquiet Sky
CALIGULA’S HORSE: Bloom
CORVUS STONE: Corvus Stone Unscrewed
DRIFTIN SUN: Trip the Life Fantastic
(STEVE) HACKETT: Wolflight
KARNATAKA: Secrets of Angels
MYSTERY: Delusion Rain
SALANDER: The Fragility of Innocence
SUBTERRANEAN MASQUERADE: The Grand Bazaar

Albums that reached until the semi-final draft (in random order):

STEVEN WILSON: Hand Cannot Erase
DAVE KERZNER: New World
NIGHTWISH: Endless Forms most Beautiful
CICCADA: The Finest of Miracles
GRAND TOUR: Heavy on the Beach

 

Honorary Mention:

GALAHAD: Empires Never Last (Re-mixed/Deluxe Edition)

 

All Around: PHIDEAUX - Infernal (2018)

 

PHIDEAUX - Infernal (2018)

Like old good wine!

https://bloodfish.com/

 

PHIDEAUX 2018

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WOBBLER - From silence to somewhere (2017)

That's authentic progressive rock!

https://wobbler.bandcamp.com/

WOBBLER 2017

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LUNATIC SOUL - Fractured (2017)

Kudos to Mariusz Duda and the Sinfonietta Consonus Orchestra!

http://lunaticsoul.com/

 

LUNATIC SOULD 2017

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THE SAMURAI OF PROG - On we sail (2017)

A prog masterpiece! Check "Tigers"!

http://www.thesamuraiofprog.com/

 

SAMURAI OF PROG 2017

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My very first top-10 faves for 2016

MOTHER TURTLE - II

NO MAN'S LAND - Eternal Equinox 

VERBAL DELIRIUM - The Imprisoned Words Of Fear

EVERSHIP - Evership

WOLVERINE - Machina Viva

BIG BIG TRAIN - Folklore

COUNTER-WORLD EXPERIENCE - Pulsar

DIFFERENT LIGHT - The Burden Of Paradise

GOTIC - Gegants I Serpentines

BENT KNEE - Say So


My very second top-10 faves for 2016

THE PINEAPPLE THIEF - Your Wilderness

SWANS - The Glowing Man

AN ENDLESS SPRADIC - Magic Machine

CORIMA - Amaterasu

EDENSONG - Years In The Garden Of Years

GONG - Rejoice! I'm Dead

DEWA BUDJANA - Zentuary

HIROMI UEHARA - The Trio Project: Spark

DAVID CROSS BAND - Sign Of The Crow

HAKEN - Affinity

 

My very third top-10 faves for 2016

ANIMA MUNDI - I Me Myself

THE NEAL MORSE BAND - The Similitude Of A Dream

COLIN TENCH - Hair In A G String (Unfinished But Sweet)

HEMINA - Venus

DUNGEN - Haxan

iamthemorning - Lighthouse

PATCHWORK CACOPHONY - Five Of Cups

KANSAS - The Prelude Implicit

KARMAKANIC - Dot

MICE ON STILTS - Hope For A Mourning

 

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EVERSHIP - Evership (2016)

And the prog jewel of the year is here!

http://www.evership.com/

 

EVERSHIPs cover

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NO MAN'S LAND - Infinite equinox (2016)

And the prog psychedelia carries on!

http://www.nomansland.gr/

 

NO MANS LAND 2016

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MOTHER TURTLE - II (2016)

Mother Turtle continues bearing prog epics!

https://motherturtleband.bandcamp.com/

 

Mother Turtle cover

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PATCHWORK CACOPHONY - Five of cups (2016)

What a prog comeback fellas!!

http://www.patchworkcacophony.com/

 

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CICCADA - Tales (2016)

The EP of the year! 

https://www.facebook.com/CICCADA-195885230446298/

 

CICCADA 2016

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THE MUTE GODS - Do nothing till you hear from me (2016)

Oh my! Nick Beggs, Roger King, Marco Minnemann, Adam Holzman, Nick D'Virgilio, Gary O'Toole and Rob Reed together in a project? Yeahhhhhhhhhh! 

http://themutegods.com/tmg/

 

The Mute Gods

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EARTHSIDE - A dream in static (2015)

It's not just a revival! Prog reigns! 

http://earthsideband.com/

 

earthside

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HFMC

 

Demetris "All Around" ("Bonus Track" radio show; MON-FRI 1pm, 11am GMT/BST)

My Top Albums for the year 2015 lie below (more albums will be added periodically, so, stay tuned!!): 

  • ANEKDOTEN - Until all the ghosts are gone
  • 3RDegree - Ones & zeros: Vol. 1
  • NIK TURNER - Space fusion odyssey
  • LA CURVA DI LESMO - La curva di lesmo
  • SEVEN STEPS TO THE GREEN DOOR - Fetish
  • LEPROUS - The congregation
  • RIVERSIDE - Love, fear and the time machine
  • BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME - Coma ecliptic
  • UNREAL CITY - Il paese del tramonto
  • AMADEUS AWAD - Death is just a feeling
  • ORESUND SPACE COLLECTIVE - Differnt creatures
  • IOEARTH - New world
  • THIEVE'S KITCHEN - The clockwork universe
  • THE DEAR HUNTER - Act IV: Rebirth in reprise
  • CALIGULA'S HORSE - Bloom
  • NECROMONKEY - Show where it hertz
  • FJIERI - Words are all we have
  • TELERGY - Hypatia 
  • BREAKING ORBIT - Transcension
  • SIMON STEENSLAD - A farewell to brains
  • CICCADA - The finest of miracles
  • LA COSCIENZA DI ZENO - La notte anche di giorno
  • VANDEN PLAS - Chronicles of the immortals: Netherworld II
  • PANDORA SNAIL - War and peace
  • FRANK ZAPPA - Dance me this
  • PERFECT BEINGS - II
  • BEARDFISH - +4626 Comfortzone
  • MYSTERY - Delusion rain
  • DAVE KERZNER - New world (Deluxe Edition)
  • DODHEIMSGARD - A umbra omega
  • TRANSPORT AERIAN - Darkblue
  • PROFUSION - Phersu
  • T - Fragmentropy
  • SPOCK'S BEARD - The oblivion particle
  • OZRIC TENTACLES - Technicians of the sacred
  • SADIST - Hyaena
  • ASTURIAS - Missing piece of my life
  • KINGCROW - Eidos
  • THE PSYCHEDELIC ENSEMBLE - The sunstone
  • IF/IF SOUNDS - Reset
  • YUKA & CHRONOSHIP - The 3rd planetary chronicles
  • METHEXIS - Suiciety
  • PROGRESSION BY FAILURE - Sonic travelogue
  • UMPHREY'S MCGEE - The London session
  • ptf - What is constant
  • HASSE FROBERG & MUSICAL COMPANION - HFMC
  • MARTIGAN - Distant monsters
  • RANESTRANE - A space odyssey Part Two H.A.L.
  • NEW TROLLS - e (as UT New Trolls)
  • KARFAGEN - 7
  • DRIFTING SUN - Trip the life fantastic
  • POMEGRANATE TIGER - Boundless
  • AGUSA - Tva
  • SUPER VINTAGE - Rock'n'roll for your soul

 

Øresund

ProgFather: THOUSAND SUN SKY - An Infinitesimal Multiverse (2018)

 

 

THOUSAND SUN SKY - An Infinitesimal Multiverse (2018)

One of the instrumental prog metal albums of the year!

https://thousandsunsky.bandcamp.com/  

 

THOUSAND SUN SKY 2018

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IN THE WOODS... - Pure (2016)

One of the most structuredly experimental albums of our decade!

https://inthewoods-no.bandcamp.com/album/pure 

 

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ELOY - The vision, the sword and the pyre: Part 1 (2017)

It reminded me of the "Power and the passion"!

http://www.eloy-legacy.com/eloy.php

ELOY 2017

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MARTY FRIEDMAN - Wall of sound (2017)

The title says it all!!

https://martyfriedman.bandcamp.com/album/wall-of-sound 

 

Marty Friedman 2017

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DT

 

10 FAVE PROG ALBUMS FROM 2016:

DREAM THEATER - The Astonishing
MIRRORS OF VLACK - The Turning Point/The Long Dark Road To A New Dawn
GABRIELS - Fist of the Seven Stars, Vol. 1/Fist of Steel
MONDO DRAG  - The Occultation Of Light
MAD FELLAZ - Mad Fellaz II
OPETH - Sorceress
FATES WARNING - Theories of Flight
VIRTUAL SYMMETRY - Message From Eternity
PATCHWORK CACOPHONY – Five of Cups Eternity
BETH HART - Fire on the Floor

 

10 FAVE INSTRUMENTAL ALBUMS FROM 2016:

TAUK - Sir Nebula
OSV - Time Zone
ABYSSE - I Am the Wolf
NIECHEC – Niechec
VESPERO - Lique Mekwas
HERD OF INSTINCT – Manifestation
KORTOFERTOS - The Petrified Book
ALMS - An Irosmic Tragedy
CICONIA - Winterize
UTOPIANISTI – The Third Frontier

10 FAVE "GUITAR HEROES" ALBUMS FROM 2016:

GIO C - Cyborg Theory
WOLF HOFFMANN - Headbangers Symphony
ALEXEI STRAIK (АЛЕКСЕЙ СТРАЙК ) - Вне Времени
ROMAN KHRUSTALEV - The Legacy
ALLEN HINDS - Fly South
DIMITRY DEMYANENKO - Insomnia
TOBY KNAPP - The Architect of Paradox
CHRIS STEBERL  -Project Alcazar - Chasin' Voodoo 
STEVE VAI - Modern Primitive
NICK JOHNSTON - Remarkably Human

 

 5 FAVE LIVE ALBUMS FROM 2016:

RENAISSANCE - Live at the Union Chapel
MILLENIUM - The Cinema Show
AYREON - The Theater Equation
THE NEAL MORSE BAND – Alive Again
KING CRIMSON - Live in Toronto


5 FAVE PROG GREEK ALBUMS FROM 2016:

MOTHER TURTLE – II
THE DAMNATION PROJECT – Reflections
STARGATE - Longing For Light
PERSONA NON GRATA- Confirm Your Humanity
ENEMY OF REALITY - Arachne

"RESPECT" ALBUMS FROM 2016:

DAVID BOWIE – Blackstar
JEFF BECK - Loud Hailer
GLENN HUGHES – Resonate
BIRTH CONTROL - Here And Now
VAN DER GRAAF GENERATOR – Do Not Disturb
THE ROLLING STONES - Blue and Lonesome
KING CRIMSON - Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind
KANSAS - The Prelude Implicit
JOE BONAMASSA  - Blues Of Desperation
IF - IF5

10 FAVE "HARD N' HEAVY" ALBUMS FROM 2016:

QUEENSRYCHE – Condition Human
METALLICA – Hardwired… to Self-Destruct
VIVALDI METAL PROJECT - The Four Seasons
ANVIL - Anvil Is Anvil
EPICA –The Holographic Principle
AVANTASIA - Ghostlights
MEGADETH - Dystopia
YNGWIE MALMSTEEN - World on Fire
TYGERS OF PAN TANG - Noises From The Cathouse
IN THE WOODS... - Pure

RELEASES FROM THE YEAR 2016 THAT ARE WORTH YOUR ATTENTION:  

BENEATH THE ASH - Everything
ARCANE ATLAS - Metris
THRILOS - Kingdom of Dream
GANDALF`S FIST - The Clockwork Fable
SHAMAN ELEPHANT – Crystals
GHOST MEDICINE – Discontinuance
DARRYL WAY - Myths, Legends And Tales
VERBAL DELIRIUM – The Imprisoned Words of Fear
HAIL SPIRIT NOIR – Mayhem in Blue
ROTTING CHRIST - Rituals
RADIUS FUNK - Cinematic
CRABTREE  - Violet
XAOSLORD - Everything Dies
FROM ASHES To Redemption - Unleash the Warrior
BENEATH THE ASH - Everything
INHERENT – Inherent
SILO - Noah's Lark
SPACE IS NOT EMPTY - The W.D. Experience
THE ARBITRARY - Entropy
IN SUSPENDED ATMOSPHERE - Saudade
RIKK ROLLINS - Esoteric Agenda
CHRIS BROOKS - The Axis Of All Things

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GABRIELS - Fist of the seven stars, Vol. 1-Fist of steel (2016)

Jaw-dropping prog opera!

http://gabriels.altervista.org/sito/

 

Gabriels

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IF - 2 (1970)

Real gem!  

https://www.facebook.com/If-band-140140029382590/

IF 2

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ROYAL HUNT - Paradox (1997)

One of prog metal's legendary albums!  

http://royalhunt.com/

Royal Hunt

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STEVE ROTHERY - The ghosts of Pripyat (2014)

A prog masterpiece!

http://www.steverothery.com/

 

Steve Rothery

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THE DAMNATION PROJECT - Smyrna (2014)

I just fell in love with their emotionality! Excellent, moody, prog metal!  

http://www.thedamnationproject.com/

smyrna

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HALFDREAM - Kaleidoscope (2014)

Amazing instrumental progressive metal meets post-rock at its best! Excellent! 

https://halfdream.bandcamp.com/album/kaleidoscope

 

Halfdream Kaleidoscope

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PUTRID MANTRA - Dis: The forbidden city (2014)

This is a metal masterpiece! 

https://www.facebook.com/Putrid-Mantra-194038475840/

 

Putrid mantra

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 NIK TURNER Space Fusion Odyssey

Ilias "ProgFather" Metallinos ("Walkers in the Lorn Town" radio show)

The prog’n’roll records of 2015 were highly important and include several music diamonds. And, as the good music works augment, our preferences augment! Well, regarding my last year’s preferences, I have created two new categories: The GUITAR HEROES category and the HARD’N’HEAVY categories which actually are subcategories of the INSTRUMENTAL and ROCK categories respectively. At the end of my suggestions below I also make reference to no-Top-10 releases that worth your attention! Besides that, LIVE ALBUM, GREEK ROCK and the 5 RESPECT ALBUM categories remain.
Suggestions are mine, choices are yours!
Let’s kick off…

 

INSTRUMENTAL

NIK TURNER - Space Fusion Odyssey (2015)
HOOFFOOT - Hooffoot (2015)
GOD IS AN ASTRONAUT - Helios Erebus (2015)
TRAIN ARRIVAL - Dramatic Existence (2015)
GHOST TOAST - There is no end (2015)
SCALE_THE_SUMMIT – V (2015)
HALFDREAM - Imaginarium (2015)
ARISTOCRATS - Tres Caballeros (2015)
TACOMA NARROWS BRIDGE DISASTER - Wires-Dream-Wires (2015)
MOTHER ENGINE - Absturz (2015)

 

GUITAR HEROES

NEAL SCHON - Vortex (2015)
JOE SATRIANI - Shockwave Supernova (2015)
AL DI MEOLA - Elysium (2015)
JOHN MCLAUGHLIN - Black Light (2015)
JOE STUMP - The Dark Lord Rises (2015)
VINNIE MOORE - Aerial Visions (2015)
TONY MACALPINE - Concrete Gardens (2015)
SERGEY MAVRIN - Echoes (2015)
WOJCIECH HOFFMANN - Behind the Windows (2015)
ANDRES OSORIO TOLEDO - My World II (2015)

 

P(RO)G(CK)

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA - Letters From The Labyrinth (2015)
STEVEN WILSON – Hand Cannot Erase (2015)
COATSWORTH-HAY - A Matching Sense Of Truth (2015)
ANTIMATTER - The Judas Table (2015)
ANDERSON PONTY BAND - Better Late Than Never (2015)
THE WINERY DOGS - Hot Streak (2015)
BETH HART - Better Than Home (2015)
RIVERSIDE - Love, Fear and the Time Machine (2015)
SPOCK'S BEARD - The Oblivion Particle (2015)
STEVE HACKETT - Wolflight (2015)

 

BEST LIVE ALBUM

BILLY COBHAM - Spectrum 40 Live (2015)
MARILLION - Breaking Records (2015)
STEVE VAI - Stillness In Motion Live In LA (2015)
ANATHEMA - A Sort Of Homecoming (2015)
MOSTLY AUTUMN - Box Of Tears (2015)

 

PROG FROM GREECE

METHEXIS - Suiciety (2015)
CICCADA - The Finest of Miracles (2015)
NICKOS CHORTIS - Elements (2015)
NAXATRAS – Naxatras (2015)
ROYAL QUEST - The Tale Of Man (2015)

 

RESPECT ALBUM

UFO - A Conspiracy of Stars (2015)
DAVID GILMOUR - Rattle That Lock(2015)
STYX - Live at the Orleans Arena, Las Vegas (2015)
MAGMA - Slag Tanz (2015)
KEITH RICHARDS – Crosseyed Heart (2015)

 

HARD & HEAVY

ROYAL HUNT - Devil’s Dozen (2015)
MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK - Spirit On A Mission (2015)
ANAKA - The Unwavering (2015)
GUS G. - Brand New Revolution (2015)
QUEENSRYCHE - Condition Human (2015)
MOTORHEAD - Bad Magic (2015)
CHAOS MAGIC - Chaos Magic (2015)
STRATOVARIUS - Eternal (2015)
STORMY ATMOSPHERE - Pent Letters (2015)
NIGHTWISH - Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2015)

 


ADDITIONAL RELEASES THAT WORTH YOUR ATTENTION ARE:

DAVE BROCK - Brockworld (2015)
LEPROUS – The Congregation (2015)
SCOTT HENDERSON - Vibe Station (2015)
OZRIC TENTACLES - Technicians Of The Sacred - (2015)
LA BATTERIA - La Batteria (2015)
ELEPHANT9 WITH REINE FISKE – Silver Mountain (2015)
OSV - The Cover Of Light (2015)
TICKET TO THE MOON - Æ Sense of Life (2015)
MARTIN TURNER - Written in the Stars (2015)
THE NEAL MORSE BAND - The Grand Experiment (2015)
ARENA - The Unquiet Sky (2015)

ENJOY WHILE LISTENING!

 

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