Explosive rap-rocker HYRO THE HERO joins the conversation on mental health with his compelling new single Head Under Water, featuring guest vocals from alternative rock group Reddstar and Dan Sugarman of Ice Nine Kills. The musically fiery single details the Houston, TX-raised artist’s personal battle with depression with its leading lyrics stating: 'Dark clouds around..

Yes – Mirror To The Sky (InsideOut Music)

Forgive the pun, but Yes have tottered close to the edge of producing a brilliant album. The title track is a superb piece, and Howe is in tremendous form throughout, but the failure to excise some less inspired moments leaves it falling just short of a classic to these ears. Over the last two decades..

MOODY BLUES to release deluxe box set edition of ‘To Our Children’s Children’s Children’ including Royal Albert Hall 1969 live recording

UMR are delighted to announce the release on 12 May 2023 of the deluxe edition of To Our Children’s Children’s Children / The Royal Albert Hall Concert December 1969. This 4CD/1Blu-Ray boxset features the remastered original stereo mix, along with new stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes by Stephen W. Tayler. Tayler has also remixed..

Twisted Illusion – Upstairs To Optimism

This is an excellent album, full of the sort of infectiously positive music that is rare these days in the world of prog. Twisted Illusion certainly have plenty of reasons to be optimistic... Listening to the music of Twisted Illusion, you would be tempted to guess they are from North America. Their brand of music..

Baldassarre – Grand Boulevard

Carl Baldassarre may not be a familiar name to many, due to various fluctuations in his fortunes and his career choices. Some may remember him from his time with Sam Giunta in US prog duo Abraxas, which eventually became the band Syzygy, releasing their first album in 2009 – not to be confused with the..

Nautha – Metempsychosis (Argonauta Records)

What is common to the whole album though is the frequency of good riffs, the outstanding musicianship, and the sheer musical ambition of this young band. Nautha are a relatively new three-piece Italian band, formed in 2016. This is their sophomore release, following on from 2018’s Tutti I Colori Del Buoi (which translates to English..