Anathema release ‘Weather Systems’ 5 years ago

Anathema release ‘Weather Systems’ 5 years ago

British band Anathema released their 9th album, ‘Weather Systems’ 5 years ago on April 16th, 2012. It was the follow up to the band’s successful reinvention of itself with the 2010 album ‘We’re Here Because We’re Here’. ‘Weather Systems’ features one of the band’s most popular and successful songs “Untouchable, Parts 1 & 2”. The album entered the UK album charts at No. 50 and the German album charts at No. 19.

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John Mitchell (Lonely Robot) Interview

John Mitchell (Lonely Robot) Interview

John Mitchell, guitarist, songwriter, producer and the man behind Lonely Robot and member of It Bites and Frost*, talks about his latest album ‘The Big Dream’, working with Frost*, the Cruise to the Edge, and tells stories about the great John Wetton.

For the full audio interview click the link below or download the podcast on iTunes.

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Jim Matheos announces debut album from new project Tuesday The Sky!

Jim Matheos announces debut album from new project Tuesday The Sky!

Jim Matheos, founding guitarist of legendary US progressive metallers Fates Warning, has announced the release of the debut album from his new Ambient Instrumental Rock project Tuesday The Sky. The first full-length album ‘Drift’ is set for release on June 30th, 2017, and sees Matheos expanding the boundaries of his sound ever further.

Drift came together in the downtime between Fates Warning finishing Theories of Flight and the beginning of the touring cycle, enabling Matheos to explore a type of atmospheric and instrumental music you might not expect of him. He comments: “With this kind of music, it’s a lot about creating a mood and letting that sink in and develop over long periods of time, as opposed to the more frenetic format of most prog music.” Taking cues from artists like Brian Eno, Boards Of Canada, Sigur Ros and Explosions In The Sky, he explores expansive textures and ambient electronica, as well as some of the most colossal riffs he has ever produced.

The album also features the talents of God Is An Astronaut’s drummer Lloyd Hanney, who provides a rhythmic backbone that is at once punchy, precise and restrained when necessary. Other guests include long-time OSI collaborator and former Dream Theater member Kevin Moore who plays keys on two songs as well as Anna-Lynne Williams (Trespassers William, Lotte Kestner), who provides ethereal vocals (of the non-verbal kind) on two other songs.

What the future of this project holds and whether it will be taken out on the road is yet to be seen. Matheos comments: “It would be a challenge to bring this project but it is an interesting idea and one I would at least consider if there seems to be enough interest.” What is sure though, is that Tuesday The Sky’s debut is a bold, brave, creative and ultimately successful album from one of rock’s most underrated of musicians.

The album will be released as special edition CD, black LP + CD & digital download.
Further details will be revealed soon.

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Lonely Robot release second single new album ‘The Big Dream’

Lonely Robot release second single new album ‘The Big Dream’

Lonely Robot, the project masterminded by producer, guitarist and singer/songwriter John Mitchell (It Bites, Frost*, Arena), are set to release their much-anticipated second studio album ‘The Big Dream’ on April 28th, 2017. Now check out the second single taken from the album, ‘Sigma’, which you can listen to below.
John had this to say about the track: ‘Sigma is the very last track I recorded for The Big Dream, the nature of which can be summed up with a sadly age old proverb which resonates now more than ever; “History will teach us nothing”.’
The track-listing is as follows:
1. Prologue (Deep Sleep)
2. Awakenings
3. Sigma
4. In Floral Green
5. Everglow
6. False Lights
7. Symbolic
8. The Divine Art Of Being
9. The Big Dream
10. Hello World Goodbye
11. Epilogue (Sea Beams)
Bonus Tracks:
12. In Floral Green (Acoustic Version)
13. The Divine Art Of Being (Acoustic Version)
14. Why Do We Stay? (feat. Kim Seviour)

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Watch Yes and Geddy Lee perform “Roundabout” at the Rock Hall of Fame Ceremony

Watch Yes and Geddy Lee perform “Roundabout” at the Rock Hall of Fame Ceremony

Last night, Friday April 7th, was a momentous occasion as Prog legends Yes were finally inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, along with Journey, ELO, Pearl Jam, and others. It was the first time in forever, that members of the Union tour performed together as the current group known as ARW (Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin, and Rick Wakeman) joined fellow inductees Alan White and Steve Howe on stage for two songs, “Roundabout” and “Owner of a Lonely Heart”. Of course, the legendary Chris Squire, who was inducted as well, needed to be replaced on stage, and who better than Rush’s Geddy Lee who filled in on “Roundabout”. Steve Howe played bass on “Owner”. You can see bother performances here thanks to a YouTuber who was in attendance.

You can also see the actual induction and speeches including Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson inducting the band below. It was a spectacular event and the full show will be aired on HBO later this month.

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