Thursday, May 20, 2010

Karnataka Lineup Shaken Up

British band Karnataka announced that Ian Harris, Gonzalo Carrera, and Lisa Fury will no longer be in the project. Stating:
"We have had to think really hard about this decision particularly after all the hard work & how well received The Gathering Light has been. We are very proud of what the album has achieved for all of us.
We are all amazed and humbled by all the fantastic press and feedback from you guys. You truly are fantastic and the reason why we love to play music but,due to very personal reasons we still feel we have no option but to leave the band now.
We know this will be very disappointing for some but please don't worry Karnataka will continue! Ian Jones and Enrico already have some musicians lined up to carry on the journey. Check the Karnataka websites for news & dates etc.
We wish them the best of luck.

Ian H,Gonzalo & Lisa xxx"

Visit the Karnataka website at

Bassist Guy Segers To Tour With Acid Mothers Temple

Belgian bassist Guy Segers is one of the icons in the ‘Rock In Opposition’ movement dating back to the early 1970’s in Univers Zero. Guy has toured with many artists over the years and is the co-founder of the Carbon-7 label. Guy recently told the press that he will be touring with Japanese project Acid Mothers Temple.

These Are The Dates:


20 - Spazio 211 - Torino - Italy
21 - Festintenda - Mortegliano - Italy
22 - CSC - San Vito Di Leguzzano - Italy
24 - Magasin 4 - Brussels - Belgium
25 - Corsica Studios - London - UK
26 - Hare & Hounds - Birmingham - UK
27 - Engine Room - Brighton - UK
28 - The Croft - Bristol - UK
29 - Taylor John's House - Coventry - UK
30 - Bullingdon Arms - Oxford - UK


01 - Oetinger Villa - Darmstadt - Germany
02 - La Zone - Liège - Belgium
03 - Villette Sonique Festival - Paris - France
04 - Sala Caracol - Madrid - Spain
05 - Ground Zero - Lyon - France

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

ProgPower Europe Rounds Out 2010 Line Up

ProgPower Europe 2010 has announced its 3 final bands to round out the line-up. On October 1st, the festival will be opened by the French band KLONE, who will released new album right now. On Saturday talented newcomer HAKEN from the UK will open and on Sunday LOVE DE VICE from Poland will open the last day of the festival.

The complet line-up is:
Friday 1 October
SERENITY (austria)
LEPROUS (norway)
KLONE (france)

Saturday 2 October
MYRATH (tunesia)
DARKWATER (sweden)
PROGHMA-C (poland)
HAKEN (uk)

Sunday 3 October
ASPERA (norway)
THE DUST CONNECTION (the netherlands)
SACRUM (argentina)
LOVE DE VICE (poland)

Weekend tickets are already available and we also offer you the package deal, including a weekend ticket and a stay at Castle de Berckt, for 2 or 3 days, bed&breakfast.

Check out for all details.

Mystery and Hamadryad To Launch New Releases In Montreal Concert

Montreal-based Mystery, featuring Benoit David, the current lead singer of Yes, along with Hamadryad, will both officially launch their latest releases with a double-bill show on Saturday, May 22 2010 at the Olympia de Montréal (1004 St-Catherine Street East, Montréal • 514-845-3524).

For Mystery, One Among the Living is their 5th studio album, and for Hamadryad, their 4th release is entitled Intrusion. These two québécois bands have been part of the prog rock scene for the past decade and both have a style that is very much their own.

Mystery's music has evolved over the years just like a fine wine. The various lineup changes have brought together all the parts that make of them one of the most respected symphonic prog rock bands. With their clever mix of art rock and classic rock, Hamadryad adds a touch of energetic motion, transporting the listeners into an exceptional musical adventure.

This show will also celebrate Mystery's return from their highly anticipated gig at RoSFest 2010 in Gettysburg, PA, and Hamadryad's upcoming European tour scheduled to begin in August 2010 where they will headline the prestigious Crescendo festival in France. Both bands will also promote the release of their new albums and will tour throughout Quebec in 2010.

Tickets are on sale at the Olympia boxoffice and through Admission and cost $39 / $49.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

OPETH Members To Perform With JON LORD Of Deep Purple

Former DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord will perform at the Nidarosdomen cathedral in Norway along with The Lord Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Torodd Wigum, on Sunday evening, May 23. Lord will be joined by Martin Axenrot and Martin Mendez of OPETH, with Steve Balsamo, who played and sang the role of Jesus in the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar". Nathalie Lorichs (OPETH's "Coil") will do the female vocals.

Jon Lord has just released a new classical CD, "To Notice Such Things", which will have its Scandinavian premiere at this weekend's event. According to a posting on OPETH's web site, "We will also hear beautiful pieces from his solo career, together with a couple of rearranged DEEP PURPLE songs, including 'Child in Time' with a children's choir for extra goosebumps effect! Definitely a night to remember!"

The lineup for the performance will be as follows:

* Jon Lord - Piano/Organ
* Steve Balsamo - Vocals (Jesus Christ Superstar)
* Nathalie Lorichs - Vocals (Opeth)
* Karina Hanssen - Choir
* Martin Axenrot - Drums (Opeth, female singer on the track Coil)
* Martin Mendez - Bass (Opeth)
* Magnus Johansen - Keyboards (V Before U)
* Lord Chamber Orchestra conducted by Torodd Wigum
* The Choir Children of Time conducted by Elen Cath Furunes

Prog Rock Pioneers Procol Harum & Renaissance Still On Top

With 40+ years in the business, prog legends Procol Harum and Renaissance can rock with the best of them and their fans know it. Teaming up for a special US East Coast tour, the two legendary UK acts have already sold out their performance at Longwood Gardens on June 16. Tickets are still available for their Saturday, June 12 show at Atlantic City's Tropicana Casino and Resort.

Procol Harum are celebrating a great rock honor. In 2009, their monumental first smash hit, "A Whiter Shade Of Pale" was awarded the accolade of the most-played single of the past seventy-five years. Led by "Commander"
Brooker, the Procol rhythm section is a virtual who's who of live musicians -- bassist Matt Pegg (Blinder, Ian Anderson), drummer Geoff Dunn (Jimmy Page, Dave Stewart, Van Morrison), Hammond organist Josh Phillips (Pete Townsend), and last but not least, 18-year veteran and guitarist Geoff Whitehorn.

This, then, is a band with a golden future and an undeniably illustrious past.
They have twelve studio albums, three DVDs and numerous live projects to their credit and * though some have commented on the change of personnel over the years * each new contributor has brought their own form of inspiration for the musical output. For Brooker, it*s all about the songs. *We don*t do pop songs as such. Procol Harum is a soul and blues band which has these other influences because of the people who are there. When we finally do it, it comes out differently. 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' wouldn*t have been such a big hit, nor 'A Salty Dog' or many other songs, unless they*d had soul,* he insists. *We really enjoy playing challenging things.*

Renaissance, amidst their own 40th Anniversary celebration, will join Procol Harum on stage. Fronted by the most recognizable (and newly reunited) duo in the band's history, audiences will witness the incomparable five-octave voice of Annie Haslam with Renaissance's principal composer and guitarist, Michael Dunford. Haslam and Dunford promise that the new six-piece lineup will perform the band's timeless classics with the same care with which the material was originally crafted, while utilizing technological advances to reproduce the music's original symphonic textures like never before. They're also enthusiastic about introducing the music to a new generation of listeners as well as longtime fans.

Saturday, June 12 at 8pm - Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ
Wednesday, June 16 at 7:30pm - Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA - SOLD OUT!