October 31, 2020

Author: Steve Pilkington

Former editor of the CRS magazine 'Rock Society'. Presenter of weekly radio show A Saucerful Of Prog on Rock Radio UK. Author of several music biographies. 70s throwback...

URIAH HEEP – 50th Anniversary UK Tour

British rock icons Uriah Heep are thrilled to announce an extensive UK tour in November 2020 to celebrate their 50th Anniversary. Uriah Heep’s longevity is a testament to the band’s excellent music, prolific song-writing and tireless efforts. The mighty Heep are cut from the same cloth of legends; their career spans over 50 years and..

IO EARTH NEW ALBUM – Details and Teaser…

BIRMINGHAM PROGGERS IO EARTH ARE PREPARING TO RELEASE THEIR NEW ALBUM AURA In a departure from their usual writing style, IO Earth’s Dave Cureton and Adam Gough have created a new album that is still progressive, still genre defying, but is more focused on the exploration and development of melody than ever before. Dave: We usually..

NEKTAR – The Other Side (Esoteric)

If you were a Nektar admirer during those heady days of A Tab In The Ocean or Recycled, you can approach this without trepidation: the legacy is in fine hands and has been respectfully added to Things are a bit complicated - and crowded - in the Nektar camp at the moment, which is a..

ROSALIE CUNNINGHAM – UK Tour Dates Announced

Hot on the heels of her critically acclaimed debut album in 2019, Rosalie Cunningham is back on the road in March and May this year. Rosalie is taking a quick break from recording her new album to play the following shows:   March 03 March Railway Hotel, Southend 04 March Heartbreakers, Southampton 05 March The..

ZIO – Flower Torania (Posh And Rock)

There are moments of great restrained melodic prog beauty here, and there are also sections of sheer metallic hammer to make even the most carnivorous of metalheads nod appreciatively. It's Prog Metal Jim, but not as we know it. Zio. Let's start with a little explanation about who, or what, constitutes Zio. Essentially, it is..

HANNAH WICKLUND JOINS KING KING FOR UK TOUR

King King are pleased to announce that the incredible Hannah Wicklund & Steppin’ Stones will be special guests on their upcoming UK Tour. The South Carolina-born guitarist met King King during on Joe Bonamassa’s Keeping the Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean Cruise in August 2019 and is looking forward to touring with them. The Glaswegian..

EDGAR FROESE – DALINETOPIA (Esoteric)

The variety of the album is what makes it relevant, with each track reflecting the mood of different Dali works or parts of his personality. That might sound pretentious, but hey, Dali could make swans reflect elephants, so electronic compositions can certainly reflect him! Well now, here's something rather special for the not inconsiderable number..

THE DAME – UK Tour and Radio Interview

Dutch proggers THE DAME are bringing their unique 1920s-themed live show to the UK with a string of dates in February. The short tour will be unusual in that they will be appearing alongside a selection of other excellent bands over the course of the shows, with different line-ups on different nights giving a welcome..