Tuesday, August 30, 2011

August News Bytes

  • One time Tangerine Member and Kluster co-founder Conrad Schnitzler sadly passed away from stomach cancer in the evening on August 4th. Please visit the Global Living Project page as a memory to Con.

  • According to a posting on the RUSH fan site, Left Field Media will release a CD of the WMMS radio broadcast of RUSH's August 26, 1974 concert at the Cleveland Agora under the title "Rush ABC 1974". Due in the U.K. on October 24, this broadcast has been available as a bootleg for many years, but this seems to be the first legal release. This was RUSH's first recorded performance in the U.S. to feature Neil Peart on drums. Donna Halper, a former music director at Cleveland's WMMS-FM who was among the first to champion the enduring band's 1974 self-titled debut album, introduced the band.

  • Swedish progressive metal band ANDROMEDA has inked a deal with Inner Wound Recordings. The group's new album is tentatively due before the end of the year. ANDROMEDA's fourth CD, "The Immunity Zone", came out in North America in September 2008 via Nightmare Records. The band's live DVD, "Playing off the Board", was released in Europe in April 2007 via Metal Mind Productions. The disc was filmed on October 31, 2006 at the Wyspianski Theater in Katowice, Poland. ANDROMEDA's third album, "Chimera", was issued in June 2006 via Massacre Records.

  • Italian band DGM completes this year's line-up of ProgPower Europe 2011. The band played the festival already a couple of years ago, they will now return on stage for a 1 hour performance. Check out the complete line-up at

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