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Transatlantic - More Never is Enough - New 3CD+2DVD box!

29th October 2011
Transatlantic - More Never is Enough (2011)
Price: €28 or $40 - Shipping worldwide included

TRANSATLANTIC played a very successful and much talked about European tour in 2010. For all the fans who were not able to attend one of those unique concerts and for those who would like to re-live this mind-blowing experience some of the shows were recorded. The material was so overwhelming that – after the release of "Whirld Tour 2010 – An Evening With Transatlantic" - the band as well as the label decided to release more great material for the fans and prog music lovers out there which is now available as a 3 CD + 2 DVD Digipak including some nice bonus material.

The band stated:
"Another 5 Disc Live extravaganza from the Prog Supergroup Transatlantic? Unbelievable!!! Sometimes when you are on tour you have the best gigs when the cameras aren't rolling. Such was the case with the Transatlantic Whirld Tour one fateful night in Manchester, England. It was the last concert of a long tour and as Rich Mouser said, as we came off stage, "Man, you guys really nailed it tonight!" So, this is the complete audio from Manchester, spread over 3 CDs, as well as a beautifully shot 2 DVD compilation from the famed, sold out concert in Tilburg, The Netherlands. Also included are great and hilarious excerpts from other gigs, featuring Mike Portnoy stage diving in Cologne, packaged in a gorgeous 5 Disc Digi-book. This is one the fans are going to love!!!"

DVD is NTSC & Region 4!

Track Listing:

CD 1
Whirlwind (01:19:45)

CD 2
All Of The Above (31:57)
We All Need Some Light (10:23)
Duel With The Devil (28:48)

CD 3
Bridge Across Forever (06:03)
Stranger In Your Soul (33:17)

DVD 1
Whirlwind (01:21:00)

DVD 2
All Of The Above (29:20)
We All Need Some Light (09:56)
Duel With The Devil (28:53)
Bridge Across Forever (05:58)
Stranger In Your Soul (33:56)
Return Of The Giant Hogweed (09:05)

Stranger Jams (bonus)
Cologne - Live Music Hall (May 8th 2010) (06:03)
Stuttgart - Longhorn (May 9th 2010) (06:35)
Esch Alzette - Rockhal (May 10th 2010) (05:34)
Pratteln - Z7 (May 18th 2010) (07:44)

Line Up Info:
Roine Stolt - Electric Guitar, Vocals
Pete Trewavas – Bass, Vocals
Neal Morse – Keyboards, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Mike Portnoy – Drums and Vocals
Daniel Gildenlow - Keyboards, Guitars, Vocals and Percussion


The Tangent - Comm - New LTD edition CD album

29th October 2011
The Tangent - Comm (2011)
Price: €18 or $28 - Shipping worldwide included

COMM is our 6th album, it's an album once again about the world that we live in, here in 2011 and it marks a hundred years of the way we live our lives in what we sometimes call "A Shrinking World". We are obsessed with Communications nowadays and this album takes a look at those obsessions from several different points of view, which are not always favourable!
This album is the debut studio recording of Luke Machin, a stunning 22 year old guitar player who has taken fans by storm at gigs around Europe in the past 18 months. Despite his youth, Luke is heavily influenced by the great progressive rock guitarists from Francis Dunnery to Andy Latimer, Allan Houldsworth and Daniel Gildenlow.

COMM has taken 2 years to write and record. The cover artworks marks a return to the popular partnership between The Tangent and Belarussian artist Ed Unitsky. COMM will be released in 3 editions, a special edition with 2 bonus tracks (one of which is an unusual cover version) which will be released in a limited first pressing digipak edition. And there will also be a limited 180 g VINYL edition with a gatefold sleeve.

Limited Special Edition DIGIPACK (2 Bonus-Tracks / unusual Cover Artwork)

THE TANGENT Line-Up:
Current Line Up:
Andy Tillison - keyboards and vocals
Jonathan Barrett - Bass Guitar and vocals
Luke Machin - Guitar and vocals
Tony Latham - Drums


Agents Of Mercy - The Black Forest

27th August 2011
Yes, the time has come to announce the birth of a new album by AGENTS OF MERCY.
The album is called "The Black Forest" and is what some may call a "concept album".

Agents Of Mercy - The Black Forest (2011) Now you've heard that term a million times - 'cause it's PROG. However it is safe to say that this one really is - the album concept dealing with that big dark and scary forest - but not a story about hobbits trolls and dragons. "The Black Forest" is a surreal journey - a metaphor for a trip through very dark disturbing and likewise scary times, where we all set out on a lifelong journey knowing of all the scary encounters lurking out there. Greed, lust, hunger for power, money, eternal life, mindcontrol, poisoned water and food, warheads, warpigs, new princes re-building the babylonian towers now and again- and guess what..... we're the prey !!
The world is a beautiful place but also very turbulent times lies ahead - beware - be strong !
(btw. Love is the only answer !)

The music is a more rock oriented path we've taken, for good reasons - we are a R&R band at the core but we like symphonic music, jazz and folk or whatever tickle our fancy at the time.
The tunes are longer and more elaborated (prog) but sometimes with a ironfist of raw power punching your surprised face - play it loud!

Same lineup - more power - more detail - more confident - all ready to move you in a live setting.

As the tunes and mixes line up it is likely we end up with a bundle that contain songs like:

The Black Forest
My Elegy
A Quiet Little Town
Black Sunday
Citadel
Freak Of Life
Carry You Home
Bleeding By The Roadside
The Seeds Of Success

Just wrapping up mix, final worrd is out there... any day and it is with great confidence I can say this album will go off with a BANG!
-It'll convert the unconvertible, exalt the unexalted, bring more joy to the joyous, bring dreams to the dreamless, power to the people - salute the summits and implode the bored and lost lovers of music in the shire.

The saga is HERE and it is REAL!!

Release date Sept 17th
Hear snippets at: www.agentsofmercy.com


THE FLOWER KINGS in full TECHNICOLOR !!!

28th May 2011
#TFKKaputtDVD
Price : 20 euro or 29 us dollars (includes shipping worldwide)

FLOWERKINGS in technicolor wonderland, 2,5 hours stunning audio & video quality !!
The lost films from 2007 European tour.
Video/DVD editing, stage projections and authoring by Per Nordin
Audio Mixed by Roine Stolt

New live DVD release from the reigning kings of progressive rock.
Featuring special guest Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Mr Mister, Stickmen)
Recorded at De Boerderij in Holland 2007
Roine Stolt, Tomas Bodin, Pat Mastelotto, Jonas Reingold, Hasse Fröberg.
Running Time: 143 minutes Format: DVD Digipak and 20-pages booklet

The Flower Kings - Tour Kaputt (2011)
ALL regions - PAL (plays well on computers) Setlist: DVD-double layer 2,5 hours of prog bliss:
  1. Love is the only answer
  2. There is more to this world
  3. Retropolis
  4. Trading my soul
  5. Hudson river sirens call
  6. I am the sun
  7. Life in motion
  8. Brimstone flight 999
  9. Babylon
  10. Stardust we are
  11. What if God is alone
  12. Blade of Cain
  13. The sum of no reason


THE FLOWER KINGS - LIVE double DVD from 2007 lost films !!

28th May 2011
#TFKKaputt2CD
Price : 20 euro or 29 us dollars (includes shipping worldwide)

A new 2CD Live audio release from the reigning kings of progressive rock.
Featuring special guest Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Mr Mister)
Recorded at De Boerderij in Holland 2007
Roine Stolt, Tomas Bodin, Pat Mastelotto, Jonas Reingold, Hasse Fröberg.
Running Time: 143 minutes 2x CD Digipak and 20-pages booklet
Audio Mixed by Roine Stolt

The Flower Kings - Tour Kaputt (2011)
Disc 1
  1. Love is the only answer
  2. There is more to this world
  3. Retropolis
  4. Trading my soul
  5. Hudson river sirens call
  6. I am the sun
Disc 2
  1. Life in motion
  2. Brimstone flight 999
  3. Babylon
  4. Stardust we are
  5. What if god is alone
  6. Blade of Cain
  7. The sum of no reason


STEVE HACKETT on NEW Live double CD (2011)

28th May 2011
Nice digipak.
Price: 20 euro or 29 us dollars (includes shipping worldwide)

#HackLiveRails2CD

Pleased to have our friend and legendary Genesis member Steve Hackett in our shop of good music !

Steve's live electric gigs take his fans on an extraordinary journey drawn from a rich musical heritage.

Perennial Genesis favourites such as the mighty Firth Of Fifth sit alongside solo classics, while more recent material, with much of Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth now included, demonstrate that Steve is an artist still at the very top of his game.

Supported by some of the best musicians on the planet, Steve's unique guitar work remains the fulcrum on which this challenging and exhilarating show is balanced. Genesis' induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in March 2010 stands as a testament to the enduring qualities of their music. Never one to rest on his laurels, though, Steve continues to blaze a trail with new material and to be an exhilarating and groundbreaking artist. The new Double Live CD "Live Rails" is a worthy documentation of his last world tour.


Steve Hackett - Live Rails
Tracklist: Disc 1
  1. Intro
  2. Every Day
  3. Fire On The Moon
  4. Emerald And Ash
  5. Ghost In The Glass
  6. Ace Of Wands
  7. Pollution C
  8. The Steppes
  9. Slogans
  10. Serpentine
  11. Tubehead
Disc 2
  1. Spectral Mornings
  2. Firth Of Fifth
  3. Blood On The Rooftops
  4. Broadway Melody Of 1974
  5. Fly On A Windshield
  6. Sleepers
  7. Still Waters
  8. Los Endos
  9. Clocks


STEVE HACKETT's latest studio album

28th May 2011
#HackTunnelCD
Price: 20 euro or 29 us dollars (includes shipping worldwide)

Latest studio album "Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth" demonstrates that Steve is an artist still at the very top of his game.

Supported by some of the finest musicians of the UK, Steve's unique guitar work remains the fulcrum on which this challenging and exhilarating show is balanced.

All that you're missing in the later Genesis is here showing that Steve was indeed a catalyst for that Genesis magic of early 70's.

Support that man who still hold the prog banners high and besides he's one of the nicest in the biz.


Steve Hackett - Out Of The Tunnel's Mouth
GET HACKETTED !!
  1. Fire on the Moon
  2. Nomads
  3. Emerald and Ash
  4. Tubehead
  5. Sleepers
  6. Ghost in the Glass
  7. Still Waters
  8. Last Train to Istanbul


UNIFAUN

28th May 2011
UNIFAUN - Experience the album that got Mr Stolt to start collaboration with Nad Sylvan.
A shameless homage to classic 70's Genesis, with a voice that is both Gabriel & Collins.

#UnifaunCD
Price: 20 euro or 29 us dollars (includes shipping worldwide)

Nad Sylvan - Vocals, guitars, keyboards, drums
Don Bonamici - Keyboards, bass
Rolf Holmström - Drums

UNIFAUN
Track listing:
  1. Birth of a Biggie (7:37)
  2. To the Green Faerie (6:15)
  3. Mr. Marmaduke and the Minister (7:59)
  4. Swingers Party (5:48)
  5. ReHacksis (7:40)
  6. Quest for the Last Virtue (13:56)
  7. A Way Out (6:18)
  8. Finistère (2:36)
  9. Welcome to the Farm (4:30)
  10. Maudlin Matter (4:09)
  11. Bon Apart (1:27)
  12. End-or-Fin (7:35)
Recorded September 2004 - May 2008.


TOUR KAPUTT

12th May 2011
A new DVD and a 2CD Live audio release from the reigning kings of progressive rock.
Featuring special guest Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson, Mr Mister)
Recorded at De Boerderij in Holland 2007
Roine Stolt, Tomas Bodin, Pat Mastelotto, Jonas Reingold, Hasse Fröberg.
Running Time: 143 minutes Format: DVD Digipak and 20-pages booklet
Video/DVD editing, stage projections and authoring by Per Nordin
Audio Mixed by Roine Stolt

The Flower Kings - Tour Kaputt (2011)

The Flower Kings - Tour Kaputt (2011)
Setlist:

Disc 1
  1. Love is the only answer
  2. There is more to this world
  3. Retropolis
  4. Trading my soul
  5. Hudson river sirens call
  6. I am the sun
Disc 2
  1. Life in motion
  2. Brimstone flight 999
  3. Babylon
  4. Stardust we are
  5. What if god is alone
  6. Blade of Cain
  7. The sum of no reason
In the summer of 2007, 40 years down the road from the original "Summer of Love", a band from Sweden, The Flower Kings, started planning to tour the universe to spread "the word" in a custom-built Volkswagen bus.
It wasn't just any regular VW bus; it was designed by Russian AquaTouring engineer Ed Unitsky and the general idea was to be able to travel thru time, space, rain, storm, mountains and oceans to spread the message of LOVE!
Now being 2007 we soon realized that we may need a bit of comfort because prog musicians do get grumpy and in the good old prog tradition, the egos grow bigger than the size of Germany, so we all needed our own Prog-turf on the road, a place for each of us to hang our glittering capes.
So we rented a rolling castle from Kaiser Red Car and instructed the Orch-crew to load our Mellotrons, Taurus and kettledrums.
Once the guest drummer from the Crimson Kingdom had arrived and we were assured he was about the nicest chap there is in the music biz, the lot of us started cultivating the musical beast with a frenzy.
Two more American icons arrived, the Mighty "Mercher" that is Mr. Durbuck and a famous sound designer named Mr "DevilEars" (Paul DeVilliers) that had worked with giants like Mr Mister, Yes, Stevie Wonder, Bette Midler etc. so it looked like time to feel small, gulp!
So there we were, in a lofty rehearsal room spending most of the days cultivating the sounds of no evil, tuning Minimoogs and cursing our stupidity in writing way too complicated songs to play live. But hey - who said prog was meant to be easy, or life for that matter.
We had a dream-team on board, so "Shut up and play yer bassguitar".

Fast forward about a week, first show the following day in a kingdom nearby, home of trolls & deathmetalfairies - Norway. Our German Red Castle had arrived with two drivers and the idea was to travel by night to Oslo for a premiere show.
Band on board, crew on board, after midnight, bus rolling out of our town, everyone eager to get a good nights sleep.
CRAAASHHH ! - ( Sound of shattering glass and loud voices in German ) "SCHEIZE - TOUR KAPUTT - KAPUTT !!!"
Rest of band seemed to be sleeping, regardless of noises and german cursing.
I got up - 'cause I hadn't yet fallen asleep and realized thyat we had just hit a young moose (elk) and the windshield of this rolling red fortress was shattered, cracked and all over the bus floor.
So much for "The Tour Of No Evil"...............

Read more in the CD booklet.

Get your pre order copies from Reingold Records.
www.reingoldrecords.com

and from our webshop from June 1st.
www.flowerkings.se

Package deal DVD + 2 CD box = 32 euro


AGENTS OF MERCY & DISTRICT 97

16th April 2011
Shows coming your way!!! May 2011
Tickets on sale NOW!

Shank Hall - with Agents of Mercy & District 97
Monday, May 16th in Milwaukee, WI - USA
Get tickets at: www.shankhall.com

Martyrs' - with Agents of Mercy & District 97
Tuesday, May 17th - in Chicago, IL - USA
Get tickets at: www.martyrslive.com

The Winchester - with Agents Of Mercy & District 97
Wedn, May 18th - 12112 Madison Ave - Cleveland , OH 44107 -USA
Tickets: www.thewinchester.net

Orion Sound Studios - with Agents Of Mercy & District 97
Thursd. 19th - 2903 Whittington Ave., Suite C
Baltimore, Maryland 21230 - USA
Tickets: www.orionsound.com

The Magic Room - with Agents of Mercy & District 97
Friday, May 20th in Brighton, MA - USA
Get tickets at: www.newears.org

Terra Incognita Festival - with Agents Of Mercy, Wobbler, Sky Architect & Trettioariga Kriget
Sunday. May 22nd in Quebec City, Canada
Get tickets at : terraincognitaprog.weebly.com

Slottsskogen Goes Progressive Festival - AoM with Nevärllejf,
Alex Carpani Band, Andromeda & Ginger Trees
Saturday Aug 20th in Gothenburgh Sweden
Free concert !!
www.artrock.se/slottsskogen_goes_progressive_2011.htm

Colos Saal - Agents Of Mercy
September - 20th
Roßmarkt 19, Aschaffenburg, Bavaria 63739 GERMANY
Tickets: www.colos-saal.de

De Boerderij - Agents of Mercy + Sky Architect
September 24th
Amerikaweg 145, Zoetemeer, 2717 NETHERLANDS
Tickets: www.cultuurpodiumboerderij.nl

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