Tuesday, December 29, 2009

News Bytes For December

  • Dave Kerman (drummer for 5UU's, Present, Ahvak, Thinking Plague) will join the Belgian chamber music group Aranis in 2010, playing on their forthcoming fourth album and touring with them in Europe. The first performance of this line-up will be in De Singel (Antewerpen) the 27th of March 2010.
  • The band Asia is pleased to announce that they are currently recording their second reunion studio album and the follow-up to 2008's acclaimed "Phoenix" album. The legendary Roger Dean is onboard to design the cover artwork, while the renowned Mike Paxman is in the producer's chair. The album is due for completion in mid-February, so keep an eye on the official Asia website for more details!
  • Cuneiform Records has announced its upcoming January 2010 release list featuring: Radio Massacre International - Time & Motion; Algernon - Ghost Surveillance; Univers Zero - Clivages; New York Art Quartet - Old Stuff; Brown vs Brown - Odds and Unevens
  • GENESIS will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, the Hall of Fame Foundation has announced.
  • Porcupine Tree's The Incident finished in the #1 position in the GlobalProgressive Rock Network's Top 100 of 2009. This was the 2nd straight Porcupine Tree release that was voted #1 by the programs listeners around the world.
  • The band Yang has just released its new album "Machines", self produced as the previous one "a complex nature" which was released by Cuneiform Records in 2004. It is distributed by Wayside Music in U.S.A., Musea in France, and is available:
  • It has been recently reported on David Minasian's site that Andrew Latimer of Camel is recovering well, and getting back to work. David is currently producing two projects with Andy: A forthcoming DVD of Camel's Farewell Tour recorded in Santa Cruz, California in 2003, and Minasian's forthcoming release as well. For more info check out the blog at: It's also noted that Andrew may be performing some concerts dates.

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