The first set of bands for Cruise to the Edge 2019 have been released and as usual it is a intriguing mix of former performers and new acts. Yes returns as the main headliner along with the incredible Steve Hackett. Mike Portnoy is set to return next year, but is listed as only Mike Portnoy with word as to what he will be performing or with who. Also appearing as a solo act is Portnoy’s former Dream Theater bandmate Jordan Rudess. Other returning acts include PFM, who make there return after being missed the last 2 trips, along with Frost, Airbag, and John Lodge. Among the acts making their debut on Cruise to the Edge are Riverside and Gazpacho.
The cruise will also mark the debut of Dave Kerzner’s new group, In Continuum. The group will feature Kerzner on keyboards and lead vocals along with lead vocalist Gabriel Agudo (Steve Rothery Band, Bad Dreams), lead vocalist Jon Davison (Yes), multi-instrumentalist Matt Dorsey of SOC, former SOC touring guitarists Randy McStine (The Fringe) and John Wesley (Porcupine Tree), drummers Nick D’Virgilio (Big Big Train) and Derek Cintron (Dave Kerzner Band), multi-instrumentalist Fernando Perdomo (Dave Kerzner Band) and more!
More bands are expected to be announced over the course of the year.
For this podcast, we are pleased to welcome Eric Gillette (Neal Morse Band/Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress) to the Top 5 show as he discusses his favorite Dream Theater songs along with Prog Report host Roie Avin and former record exec/Dream Theater super fan Kyle Graves. The three of them get into some great stories and cover a lot of songs. You might want to make your own top 5. Thanks for tuning in.
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Tesseract are set to release their 4th studio album, ‘Sander’ on April 20th via Kscope. Now comes the premiere of the video for the track “King.”
Sonder adds significant firepower to the band’s arsenal, blending the harsh abrasiveness of One (2011) and progressive ethereal elements of Altered State (2013) with the accessibility of Polaris (2015). Sonder is streamlined, honest and direct with all the trademark TesseracT dreamy atmospherics and bending grooves. Sonder was recorded in the UK at 4D Sounds, Celestial Sounds and Project Studios, engineered by the band and Aiden O’Brien with mastering by Acle Kahney, and cover artwork designed by Amos Williams.
Sonderwill be released on CD / 2CD – featuring binaural album bonus disc / black LP / Crystal Clear vinyl LP / picture disc (exclusive to the band’s webstores) and digitally (with digital album pre-order receiving “Luminary” as an instant download) and is available to pre order HERE.
Kino are set to release their new album ‘Radio Voltaire’ on March 23rd, 2018, arriving 13 years after the band’s much-loved debut ‘Picture’ back in 2005. It sees John Mitchell (It Bites, Lonely Robot) & Pete Trewavas (Marillion) teaming up once more, with Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson) on drums & John Beck (It Bites) guesting on keyboards.
Today sees the release of the third and final track to be taken from the album prior to release, titled ‘I Don’t Know Why’, and you can listen to it here:
Pete Trewavas comments: “This is a kind of Jellyfish/Queen inspired song which I wrote just towards the end of the first Kino album sessions. It was just too late to be on the record but I remember playing it to John Mitchell while we were at his finishing off the ‘Picture’ album. At the time I expected it to be on the second album, which never happened until all these years later.”