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Thursday, October 2, 2014

United Progressive Fraternity sign to InsideOutMusic for debut album

United Progressive Fraternity sign to InsideOutMusic for debut album
European tour starts September






InsideOutMusic are very pleased to announce the signing of United Progressive Fraternity for the release of their debut album 'Fall In Love With The World' this November. Formed from the ashes of respected Australian progressive rockers Unitopia, the band sees Matt Williams, Dave Hopgood, Tim Irrgang & Mark 'Truey' Trueack joined by Guy Manning (Manning, The The Tangent), Daniel Mash (Maschine, The Tangent), & Marek Arnold. The forthcoming album also features guest appearances from Jon Anderson of Yes, as well as Steve Hackett of Genesis.

The band had this to say about the signing & tour:

'We are absolutely thrilled to be signed to such a prestigious label as InsideOut and look forward to a long & fruitful partnership in the future. We are very proud of what we have achieved with the making of this, the debut album from UPF.   Everyone has worked incredibly hard to bring it together, and while the road we travelled to get here was a real challenge, the journey has been worth every step.   We have strived to create a richer, bolder, grittier sound trying to evolve a little more, and we truly believe we have succeeded in this. But none of it would have been possible without the commitment, passion and belief in the vision of the Fraternity, of every member of the band and the newly formed UPF family so now....we really are, all parts of the whole!!

We are very excited to be taking UPF to the road with our Promotional UK/European tour in Autumn, kicking off at the 2014 Summers End X Festival where we have the prime Saturday night spot on 27th September. We will be playing tracks from the new album and Unitopia fans will not be disappointed as we will be playing selected favourites from the Unitopia back catalogue. We are very much looking forward to all playing live together for the very first time! We intend to give our audience a musical journey they will not forget and hope that they too, will not just fall in love with our music but fall in love with the world!'

The band will embark on their first live dates later this year, starting with Summer's End Festival in the UK and continuing into Europe in October. The full list of dates can be found below:

27th September 2014 - Summer's End Festival, Chepstow - England
2nd October 2014 - The Barge Antipode, Paris - France
3rd October 2014 - Poppodium Nieuwe Nor, Heerlen - Netherlands
4th October 2014 - Chez Paulette, Nancy - France
5th October 2014 - T Blok, Nieuwekerk Aan Deijsel - Netherlands
7th October 2014 - Blues Café Nieuwstraat 74A, Apeldoorn - Netherlands
10th October 2014 - The Bedford Balham, London - England
11th October 2014 - The Wesley Arts Centre, Maltby - England
12th October 2014 - Cathouse, Glasgow - Scotland

Look out for more information in the coming weeks!


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United Progressive Fraternity (UPF) announce debut release

UPF announce release of debut album in the US November 24 via InsideOut Records







United Progressive Fraternity recently announced the release of their debut album 'Fall In Love With The World' for the 24th of November, 2014 in the US. The release will arrive as a jewel case CD and digital download. The full track-listing can be found below:
1.  We Only Get One World (Overture)
2.  Choices
3.  Intersection
4.  The Water
5.  Don't Look Back - Turn Left
6.  Travelling Man (The Story Of ESHU)
7.  Fall In Love With The World
8.  Religion Of War
9.  The Water (Alternative Mix) (CD only)
 

You can check out a video for the track 'The Water' featuring Jon Anderson (Yes) here: http://youtu.be/Fz2nYmeG7R0
Formed from the ashes of respected Australian progressive rockers Unitopia, the band sees Matt Williams, Dave Hopgood, Tim Irrgang & Mark 'Truey' Trueack joined by Guy Manning (Manning, The The Tangent), Daniel Mash (Maschine, The Tangent), & Marek Arnold (Toxic Smile, Seven Steps to the Green Door, Cyril, Flaming Row). The forthcoming album also features guest appearances from Jon Anderson of Yes, as well as Steve Hackett of Genesis.
The band will embark on their first live dates later this year, starting with Summer's End Festival in the UK and continuing into Europe in October. The full list of dates can be found below:
27th September 2014 - Summer's End Festival, Chepstow - England
2nd October 2014 - The Barge Antipode, Paris - France
3rd October 2014 - Poppodium Nieuwe Nor, Heerlen - Netherlands
4th October 2014 - Chez Paulette, Nancy - France
5th October 2014 - T Blok, Nieuwekerk Aan Deijsel - Netherlands
7th October 2014 - Blues Café Nieuwstraat 74A, Apeldoorn - Netherlands
10th October 2014 - The Bedford Balham, London - England
11th October 2014 - The Wesley Arts Centre, Maltby - England
12th October 2014 - Cathouse, Glasgow - Scotland
 

Look out for more information in the coming weeks!

 
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ENCHANT - The Great Divide title-track launched online; Album out now!

ENCHANT - The Great Divide 
title-track launched online
Album out now







ENCHANT, the Bay Area's long-running Prog Rock institution, have just released their comeback album, The Great Divide, via the band's longtime label partner InsideOutMusic.
 
In celebration of this long awaited date, ENCHANT are now streaming its title-track on the following location: https://soundcloud.com/officialinsideoutmusic/enchant-the-great-divide

The Great Divide is ENCHANT's much anticipated 8th studio album and their first new recordings in almost ten years, following their acclaimed latest studio album Tug Of War in 2003 and the Live At Last double-album / live DVD release in 2004.
 
A comprehensive EPK-styled interview with ENCHANT about the album can be seen here:

The album's first full song sample, the track "Within An Inch", can be heard here: 

An online video teaser featuring samples of various album songs can be checked here:

A previous first online teaser can still be viewed here: 

A nine-song jewel case CD version of "The Great Divide" is available here:

ENCHANT Discography:
A Blueprint Of The World - CD 1993
Wounded - CD 1996
Time Lost - CD 1997
Break - CD 1998
Juggling 9 Or Dropping 10 - CD 2000
Blink Of An Eye - CD 2002
Tug Of War - CD 2003
Live At Last - 2CD/2DVD 2004
The Great Divide - CD 2014
 
ENCHANT Line-Up 2014:
Ted Leonard - Lead vocals (Spock's Beard / Thought Chamber)
Douglas A. Ott - Guitars and backing vocals
Ed Platt - Bass guitar and bass pedals
Bill Jenkins - Keyboards (Sound Of Contact / Thought Chamber)
Sean Flanegan - Drums (Cynthesis)
 

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Office: (323) 418-1400  x147
Direct: (323) 305-7447 
  

Devin Townsend launches ZTV and new Ziltoid site

Devin Townsend launches ZTV 
and new Ziltoid site




Devin Townsend has announced the launch of ZTV, a brand new video series starring the inimitable Ziltoid, as well as a brand new interactive site dedicated to him. Following on from the announcement of the double-album, which is due for release on the 27th October 2014 in Europe and 28th October 2014 in the US, the newest glimpse into the Ziltoid story can be viewed here:
www.ziltoid.com

Devin had this to say: Hey guys! Devin here... been a few weeks since the Z2 album was delivered, and we've been getting everything ready for the upcoming tours and the release of the records. As I've mentioned, Z2 is an experiment for me in trying different mediums to illustrate a concept, and as such...I'm really excited to present to you the new Ziltoid website, and the first of three ZTV episodes leading up to the album release! The crowd-funding campaign has allowed me to actualize Ziltoid and its music in ways I'd always hoped for, and the idea with the three web episodes is to set up the concept of the album. This first one is less over the top than it gets by episode three, but it needs to establish the whole story before it gets more absurd. It is a great pleasure to be able to do this, and was an awesome experience (other than having to explain to management and family why I spent so much money on puppets =)
Thank you for the support and allowing me to continue =)
Devin

Pre-orders for the album are also now available from the following places:
OMerch:
http://www.omerch.eu/shop/devintownsend/products.php?cat=2288
InsideOutMusic Shop: http://smarturl.it/dtpIOM



Devin Townsend Project have already confirmed US tour dates for later this year, co-headlining with Animals As Leaders with support from Monuments. The full list of dates are as follows:

11/17 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
11/18 Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
11/19 Kelowna, BC @ Level Nightclub
11/21 Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
11/22 Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
11/23 Saskatoon, SK @ O'Brians Event Centre
11/24 Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick Centre
11/25 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
11/26 Chicago, IL @ Metro  (Toontrack sponsored with show recording)
11/28 Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall
11/29 Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
11/30 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
12/1 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
12/3 Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
12/4 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
12/5 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
12/6 New York, NY @ Webster Hall
12/8 Atlanta, GA @ Center Stage
12/10 San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
12/11 Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
12/13 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
12/14 Albuquerque, NM @ Sunshine Theater
12/15 Mesa, AZ @ The Nile Theatre
12/16 Los Angeles, CA @ The Mayan
12/17 San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom

Next year will also see Devin Townsend Project hit the road in Europe with Periphery and Shining, as well as an already sold out show at the Royal Albert Hall in London:

5/3/15 - La Cigale, Paris, France
6/3/15 - Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany
7/3/15 - Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland
8/3/15 - Live Club, Milan, Italy
10/3/15 - Backstage Werk, Munchen, Germany
11/3/15 - Arena, Vienna, Austria
12/3/15 - A38, Budapest, Hungary
13/3/15 - Majestic, Bratislava, Slovakia
14/3/15 - Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic
16/3/15 - Stodola, Warsaw, Poland
17/3/15 - Gruenspan, Hamburg, Germany
18/3/15 - Voxhall, Århus, Denmark
19/3/15 - Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
21/3/15 - Rytmikorjamo, Seinajoki, Finland
22/3/15 - The Circus, Helsinki, Finland
24/3/15 - Debaser Media, Stockholm, Sweden
25/3/15 - Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark
26/3/15 - Matrix, Bochum, Germany
27/3/15 - Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland
29/3/15 - O2 Academy, Bristol, England
30/3/15 - O2 ABC, Glasgow, Scotland
31/3/15 - Academy, Manchester, England
13/4/15 - Royal Albert Hall, London, England SOLD OUT



DEVIN TOWNSEND online:
http://www.hevydevy.com
http://www.facebook.com/dvntownsend
http://www.omerch.com

INSIDEOUTMUSIC online:
www.insideoutmusic.com
www.youtube.com/InsideOutMusicTV
www.facebook.com/InsideOutMusic
www.twitter.com/insideouteu
www.myspace.com/insideoutlabel
 

  

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bass Player LIVE!: November 8-9 In Los Angeles With Abraham Laboriel, Henrik Linder, Gary Willis, Rickey Minor, dUg Pinnick, Steve Bailey, Chuck Rainey & more

BASS PLAYER LIVE! 2014

NOVEMBER 8-9, 2014 IN LOS ANGELES

TWO FULL DAYS OF CLINICS, EXHIBITIONS, PERFORMANCES & AWARDS

AT S.I.R. STUDIOS
WITH ABRAHAM LABORIEL, HENRIK LINDER,
GARY WILLIS, RICKEY MINOR, dUg PINNICK, STEVE BAILEY, CHUCK RAINEY & MORE

Bass Player LIVE! returns to Los Angeles for a seventh year November 8-9, 2014 with two full days of clinics and exhibitions at S.I.R. Studios, plus a special Saturday evening session featuring the presentation of Bass Player’s Young Gun Award to Henrik Linder of Dirty Loops and the Lifetime Achievement Award to session legend Abraham Laboriel. The wide-ranging clinics for bassists of all styles and skill levels include the Bass Player LIVE! debuts of Gary Willis and Chuck Rainey, TV’s “Face of Bass” Rickey Minor, prog/metal hero dUg Pinnick, a bass education roundtable led by Steve Bailey, a bass set-up panel clinic that includes master luthiers Roger Sadowsky and Mike Tobias, and more.

Tickets are on sale now at http://bassplayerlive2014.eventbrite.com/. Both single day and weekend packages for the Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibits are available and priced as follows:

  • S.I.R. Studios day pass for Saturday OR Sunday – $37.50 plus fees
  • S.I.R. Studios weekend pass – $52.50 plus fees

Note: Each day pass purchase includes a complimentary subscription to Bass Player magazine. All Saturday and weekend passes include access to all award presentations and performances during the special Saturday evening session.

The Bass Player LIVE! clinics and exhibitors will be located at S.I.R. Studios on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, November 8 from 10:00 AM-8:30 PM and Sunday, November 9 from 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. Bass players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to attend.

The special Saturday evening session at S.I.R. runs from 6:00 PM-8:30PM on November 8, featuring performances and award presentations including:

The presentation of Henrik Linder’s Bass Player Young Gun Award, followed by a trio performance with Henrik, Gary Willis and drummer Kirk Covington

The presentation of Abraham Laboriel’s Bass Player Lifetime Achievement Award, followed by a performance by Open Hands, with Abraham, keyboardist Greg Mathieson, saxophonist Justo Almario and drummer Bill Maxwell

An All-Star Jam in Clinic Room B featuring artists from the event

• Additional special performances to be announced


Bass Player LIVE! daytime clinics on Saturday and Sunday include:

A live clinic interview with super-hot Swedish fuze/pop trio Dirty Loops’ bass sensation Henrik Linder

A VSOP clinic performance by Abraham Laboriel, Bakitihi Kumalo (Paul Simon) and Hutch Hutchinson (Bonnie Raitt), presented by Kala

The Bass Player LIVE! clinic debut of iconic fretless bassist, solo artist and Tribal Tech co-founder Gary Willis

Bass Education, led by Berklee College of Music Bass Department Chairman and renowned solo artist Steve Bailey, and featuring BP Lifetime Award Recipient and Cal Arts bass instructor Alphonso Johnson, LAMA Bass Dept. Chair and low-end specialist Jerry Watts, Nashville session bassist and Belmont University instructor Roy Vogt, and noted web teachers Janek Gwizdala (solo artist, Mike Stern) and Norm Stockton (solo artist, Bobby Kimball)

TV Bass Roundtable with Mike Merritt of Conan, Jimmy Earl of Jimmy Kimmel Live, and John B. Williams of Doc Severinsen’s Tonight Show band and the Arsenio Hall Show’s Posse

A clinic performance and discussion with TV’s “Face of Bass,” award-winning producer and American Idol and Tonight Show with Jay Leno bandleader Rickey Minor

A solo clinic by master rock bassist/vocalist dUg Pinnick of King’s X and Pinnick/Gales/Pridgen

Legends of New York Bass: A historic clinic featuring past BP Lifetime Achievement Award Winners Chuck Rainey and Jerry Jemmott, who collectively have played on seminal Gotham recordings by Aretha Franklin, King Curtis, B.B. King, Roberta Flack, the Rascals, and more

Latin Bass Roundtable clinic led by Oskar Cartaya (Spyro Gyra, Herb Alpert, J-Lo), with Carlitos Del Puerto (Bruce Springsteen, Sting, Chick Corea), Jon Pena (Larry Cartlon, Tania Maria, Steve Vai) and others

A multi-string metal mashup clinic featuring Jeff Hughell (Six Feet Under, Reciprocal) and Nick Schendzielos (Cephalic Carnage, Job for a Cowboy)

Our annual International Bassist clinic with Wojtek Pilichowski (Polish solo artist and vituoso web sensation)

Also slated to appear are: Lee Sklar (BP Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, session legend, Phil Collins), Brian Bromberg (solo artist, Bass on the Broadband), Hadrien Feraud (Chick Corea, Zawinul Legacy Band, John McLaughlin), “Ready” Freddie Washington (session legend, Steely Dan), Tal Wilkenfeld (2014 BP Young Gun recipient, solo artist, Jeff Beck), Sean Hurley (L.A. session star, John Mayer), Bob Glaub (session legend, Jackson Browne), Miles Mosley (solo artist, Chris Cornell), Nik West (solo artist, Dave Stewart), Bobby Vega (Sly & the Family Stone, Mickey Hart), Robert “Bubby” Lewis (solo artist, Lupe Fisaco, Snoop Dog) and Phil Chen (Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck)

Among the participating manufacturers at Bass Player LIVE! 2014 are Warwick, Aguilar, Sadowsky Guitars, Tech 21, Kala, Ashdown, D’Addario, Ampeg, Paul Reed Smith, Dunlop, Eden, GHS, Ibanez, Lakin Basses, N.S Design, Spector, TC Electronic, EBS, Carvin, and Mayones Basses.

Previous Bass Player LIVE! honorees and attendees include Chris Squire, Larry Graham, Geezer Butler, Verdine White, Bootsy Collins, Jack Casady, Aston “Family Man” Barrett, Charlie Haden, Rocco Prestia, Mike Watt, Billy Sheehan, Victor Wooten, Robert Trujillo, Marcus Miller, Lee Rocker, Darryl Jones, Don Was, Tal Wilkenfeld, Nathan East, and more.

Visit www.bassplayerlive.com for the latest information on tickets and participating artists and manufacturers.


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Bob Moog Foundation to Host
 Ignite Gala Benefit

 
  
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Encino, CA - September 2014... 
The Bob Moog Foundation will be hosting a very special benefit event on October 4, 2014. The Ignite Gala, held at Michael Boddicker's residence in Encino, CA, will benefit the Foundation's hallmark education initiative, Dr. Bob's SoundSchool.

The event promises to be a spectacular evening celebrating Bob Moog's enduring legacy and the power of music as an inspirational, cultural force. Entertainment will be provided by a stellar band including CJ Vanston (Prince, Tina Turner, Toto, Joe Cocker, Spinal Tap) and Steve Porcaro (Toto) on keyboards, Leland Sklar (James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Toto) on bass, Jeff "Skunk" Baxter (Doobie Brothers, Steely Dan) on guitar, Joe Pusateri (John Lee Hooker, John Entwistle, the Muppets "Animal") on drums, and Rob Giles (Circa Zero, The Rescues) on vocals, as well as other surprise guests.    

In addition to an intimate candlelight dinner, the event will also feature a silent auction of fabulous offerings including various instruments (signed and unsigned), travel opportunities and other valuable services. Donors thus far include Dave Smith Instruments, Yamaha, Line 6, Synthology, Sennheiser, PreSonus, JBL Professional, Blue, Novation, and Shure, with other donors still being added. 

Visitors will also be invited to take in the exclusive Innovator's Corner, where new inventions in music technology will be revealed, and to view some classic Moog and other synthesizers from Michael Boddicker's private collection.
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Proceeds from the event will benefit the Bob Moog Foundation's hallmark educational initiative, Dr. Bob's Soundschool, a10-week experiential curriculum teaching children about the science of sound through the magic of music. Now in its fourth year, Dr. Bob's Soundschool currently serves more than 1,000 second-grade students in 55 classrooms. Visitors to the Ignite Gala will be helping to support the Foundation's plans to expand the program nationwide, including new initiatives in Southern California.

"It is a tremendous honor for me and the band to pay tribute to Bob Moog's pioneering legacy by performing at this event for the Bob Moog Foundation," stated musical director CJ Vanston. "This is a way for us to give back to a man whose innovations have brought so much to contemporary music."

"We've had interest from all over the country about Dr. Bob's SoundSchool," remarked Michelle Moog-Koussa, Executive Director of the Bob Moog Foundation. "It's an innovative, STEAM-based curriculum that resonates with teachers and school districts who recognize the importance integrating arts and science education. Through Dr. Bob's SoundSchool, we inspire children to think more creatively by offering them multi-sensory approaches to scientific discovery. We are creating tomorrow's innovators and problem solvers."

Attendance to the event is limited, and tickets may be ordered online at www.bit.ly/IgniteGalaTix

Haken launch 'Darkest Light' video

Haken launch 'Darkest Light' video







London-based progressive metallers Haken recently announced the release of the
'Restoration' EP on October 27, 2014 (US digital release date: November 11), coinciding with their UK & Ireland tour with label mates Leprous & Maschine. Now the band are pleased to reveal a brand new video for the track 'Darkest Light' taken from that EP, and you can view that here:


 
The band had this to say: ''Darkest Light' was our first chance to work creatively with our new bass player Conner Green. It was a natural fit right from the start as not only did he bring with him some insanely cool bass playing, but also a great positive energy that made the whole Restoration EP incredibly fun to make.'

 
Ray adds: ''Darkest Light' is based on 'Blind', one of our favourite tracks from the original 07/08 demo. We've managed to chop the old song in half, cut away all the excess fat and produce a 6 minute rowdy riff roller-coaster that will surely find a home in the heavier side of our live show.'

 
'Restoration' is comprised of three reworked and updated songs which originally appeared on their 2007/08 self-produced demo, and the release has been mixed & mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios. It will be released as a digital download, and a vinyl LP including CD.

 
Vocalist Ross Jennings explains: 'Redoing a few of our favourite tracks from the demo is something we've talked about doing for ages and the fans have been asking for it constantly. We were also excited about working creatively with our new bassist Conner Green, so this seemed like the perfect way to welcome him aboard.'

 
Guitarist Charlie Griffiths continues: 'merely re-recording the demo songs would have felt musically redundant and dishonest, since three of us didn't play on the original recordings. The band's sound has evolved considerably in the last few years so we used the demo tracks as a starting point and gave ourselves free reign to reimagine them and make them relevant to who we are today. These are now the definitive versions and we couldn't be happier with how they turned out'.

 
The track list and playing times are as follows:
1. Darkest Light (6:44)
2. Earthlings (7:52)
3. Crystallised (19:23)

 
The final track is a no holds barred epic including guest 'cameo' appearances by Pete Rinaldi (Headspace) and Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic / Flying Colors).

 
The vinyl with CD is now available to pre-order from the following places:

 
The band also recently announced a run of UK & Irish dates with label-mates Leprous & Maschine for later this year. This will be the band's biggest run of dates in their own country yet and they can be found below:

 
Haken, Leprous & Maschine:
Presented by Prog Magazine
23rd October, 2014 - London, The Garage
24th October, 2014 - Leamington Spa, Assembly
26th October, 2014 - Bristol, The Fleece
27th October, 2014 - Wolverhampton, Robin 2
29th October, 2014 - Dublin, The Village
30th October, 2014 - Liverpool, O2 Academy 2
31st October, 2014 - Manchester, Club Academy
1st November, 2014 - Edinburgh, The Liquid Room
2nd November, 2014 - York, The Duchess


HAKEN online:
www.hakenmusic.com
www.twitter.com/Haken_Official
http://www.facebook.com/HakenOfficial