Well, it's happened again, as not for the first time I find myself confounded and astounded at the way the Esoteric Miners keep unearthing albums and bands which have somehow avoided exposure like so many agoraphopic moles! Now, I don't mind admitting that, when it comes to useless knowledge about obscure 1970s recording artists, I..
Live photos by CHRIS WALKDEN from Manchester show To the delight of many an old stoner of a certain vintage, Hawkwind have been experiencing something of a latter-day Renaissance period over the past decade or so, with a string of new studio recordings and some excitingly themed stage shows, including the full conceptual evening of..
(The title track) remains the finest composition Anderson has recorded as a solo artist It's probably fair to say that Jon Anderson's solo work outside of Yes, like his collaborations with Vangelis, has generally been best described as the figurative 'Curate's Egg' - good in parts. Following his first solo release, 1976's Olias Of Sunhillow,..
It's hard to straddle that line whereby hard core prog fans nod their heads in appreciation while more conservative listeners can still thoroughly enjoy the music without finding it inaccessible, but that is what we have here. There probably is a record held by a band somewhere for the longest gap between albums released, but..
British rock quintet INGLORIOUS is thrilled to announce the release date of their forthcoming new studio album, We Will Ride, as the 12th February 2021. The album will be released through Frontiers Music Srl. The album's first single and video, and more album details, will follow on the 20th November 2020! Early pre-orders are available..
It is a rare thing these days to find a musician whose guitar prowess is matched easily by the exquisite tone of her spellbinding voice – and it is even more scarce to discover that same person to be a songwriter the equal of anyone treading the boards of the acoustic circuit today. In Carrie..
If you are one of those people who never filled in the Kossoff-shaped gap in your post-Free collection, this set is absolutely perfect as your all-you-can-eat starter. When Free finally called it a day in 1973 after a slightly untidy end, most of the attention was focused on Paul Rodgers and Simon Kirke's founding of..
TRANSATLANTIC invite you to enter ‘The Absolute Universe’ on THEIR fifth studio album TRANSATLANTIC - the Prog Supergroup of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Roine Stolt & Pete Trewavas – are pleased to announce their fifth studio album The Absolute Universe, set for release on 5th February 2021. Representing the band’s first new music since 2014’s Kaleidoscope, with The..
Breaking Point is the fourteenth album from UK Prog veterans JUMP, their first in four years, released on 16 November 2020 through F2 Music / Festival Music. JUMP has a rich history that has seen the band work with many leading lights of the Progressive Rock world. Their reputation for delivering memorable live performances has..
Whatever else 2020 can be said to have been, it has truly been a tragic year in the Uriah Heep world. Only a few short weeks ago saw the passing of the great Lee Kerslake, a giant of a man and half of one of the greatest rhythm sections in rock history, but now we..