Disillusion Drop 20th Anniversary Edition Reissue of “Back To Times Of Splendor” – On Tour Now

German progressive metal act, Disillusion, have re-released their album, Back To Times Of Splendor, via Metal Blade Records, to celebrate the record’s 20th anniversary. Recently, the band also shared two tracks from the remastered full-length, “And the Mirror Cracked” and “Alone I Stand in Fires,” while also kicking off their anniversary tour in the EU. Head into the article below for more information.
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ProgPower USA 2020 Canceled, 2021 Festival Announced and GoFundMe Launched

Sadly, the long-running and legendary ProgPower USA has been forced to cancel their 2020 weekend-long festival in September. Promoter Glenn Harveston took to social media to announce that ProgPower USA XXI, the annual Atlanta event is canceled, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and rescheduled for September 8 – 11, 2021. “We can’t social distance in the venue (Centerstage) which is sold out.” The festival has rebooked for 2021 and launched a GoFundMe campaign to try and recover the lost monies from their $14,000 lost to a one-time US Visa application. On the plus side 19 of this year’s anticipated 21 acts have reconfirmed for next year. Theyhavealreadyreceived 25K of the 14k goal. Continue reading

Northward – Northward

Although Nightwish vocalist Floor Jansen (then still with her previous band, After Forever), and Pagan’s Mind guitarist Jorn Viggo Lofstad had never actually met before, when they played a handful of cover versions during an ‘All-Star Jam’ at Progpower USA in 2007, the two hit it off immediately. Discovering they both shared a fondness for basic, stripped down heavy rock music, the pair sat down the following year and wrote an album’s worth of music quite different to what they were both producing at the time.Continue reading

Riverside Recording New Album, Announce Tour Dates

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Polish pro rockers Riverside are currently working on their new studio album Love, Fear and the Time Machine, expected out in September 2015 via InsideOutMusic. They have began announcing various international touring runs to launch the record, which confirmed dates are posted below and more are expected to be announced at a later date.

RIVERSIDE summer festivals (*) and “An evening with” headline shows:
Jul 11: Be Prog! My Friend Festival – Barcelona (ES)( An evening with” headline shows)
Jul 14: Lo-Fi – Milano (IT)
Jul 15: Alchemica club – Bologna (IT)
Jul 18: Night of the Prog festival – St Goarshausen (DE)(An evening with” headline shows)
Jul 21: Bergkeller – Reichenbach (DE)
Jul 23: Music Hall – Worpswede (DE)
Jul 24: De Boerderij – Zoetermeer (NL)
Jul 26: Ramblin’ Manfair festival – Maidstone (UK)(An evening with” headline shows)
Aug 29: Amfiteatr im. Czesława Niemena – Olsztyn (PL)
Sep 05: Via Marquês (Overload Music Festival) – Sao Paulo (BR)(An evening with” headline shows)
Sep 07: Teatro Cariola – Santiago (CH)
Sep 10: Lunario del Auditorio Nacional – Mexico City (MX)

RIVERSIDE North America tour with special guests The Sixxis:
Sep 12: ProgPower USA Center stage – Atlanta, GA
Sep 13: The Canal Club – Richmond, VA
Sep 15: Bull Shooters Saloon – Philadelphia, PA
Sep 16: NJ Proghouse at The Crossroads Theatre – New Brunswick, NJ
Sep 17: Hard Rock Café – Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 19: Theatre La Tulipe – Montreal, QC
Sep 20: L’Imperial – Quebec City, QC
Sep 22: Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Sep 23: Token Lounge – Detroit, MI
Sep 24: Reggies – Chicago, IL
More dates to be confirmed soon…

RIVERSIDE European Tour with special guests The Sixxis and Lion Shepherd:
Oct 15: Tante Ju – Dresden (DE)
Oct 16: Turbinen Halle 2 – Oberhausen (DE)
Oct 17: Hedon – Zwolle (NL)
Oct 18: 013 – Tilburg (NL)
Oct 20: Islington Assembly Hall – London (UK)
Oct 21: Marble Factory – Bristol (UK)
Oct 22: The Ritz – Manchester (UK)
Oct 23: O2 ABC2 – Glasgow (UK)
Oct 24: The Roadmenders – Northampton (UK)
Oct 26: The 1865 – Southampton (UK)
Oct 27: Divan Du Monde – Paris (FR)
Oct 30: Paradise Garage – Lisbon (PT)
Oct 31: Joy Eslava – Madrid (ES)
Nov 01: Sala Apolo (Be Prog! The Madness Day Festival) – Barcelona (ES)
Nov 02: Marche Gare – Lyon (FR)
Nov 04: Z7 – Pratteln (SI)
Nov 05: Strom – München (DE)
Nov 06: Substage – Karlsruhe (DE)
Nov 07: C-Club – Berlin (DE)
Nov 08: Rotunda – Krakow (PL)
Nov 10: B90 – Gdansk (PL)
Nov 11: Stodola – Warsaw (PL)

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