Friday, October 28, 2011

New CD by Discipline. "To Shatter All Accord"

From the Discipline camp:

"To Shatter All Accord"...a new studio CD from Discipline.We happily introduce the new release: "To Shatter All Accord" (Discipline. 2011). Two years it took, or longer if you reckon since the time we last recorded.We leave behind a journey arduous. The pain we felt in making now forgot; the work all done, it is for you to judge. If in our efforts you detect a fault, or sourness that your ear cannot correct, or some augmented insult, slur, or stain, or if you think it bland or too repeating, or like the dull discordant city strains, unordered, incoherent, self-indulgent, then we truly thank you for your time. But if you search beneath the stone for treasure, and root within the dirt for bits unseen, there will we join you, with grimy, swollen hands and feet unbooted, to sift, to sort, and seek a world sublime.The cover artwork for "To Shatter All Accord" was done by Detroit artist and longtime friend, Graem Whyte.

Manuel Göttsching's E2-E4 Spotlit For Its 30th Anniversary In The Wire Magazine December Issue

NEWS FROM MANUEL GÖTTSCHING: For the 30th anniversary of Manuel Göttsching's E2-E4 The Wire Magazine dedicates him the cover story of December 2011 issue

Dear friends,

if you scrall down to "FEATURES" you will discover something interesting about Manuel Göttsching & his E2-E4's 30th anniversary!

And in London a Manuel Göttsching Music Festival will be installed where Manuel will perform, but also musicians, DJs influenced by his music - and these are quite a view :-)

Also a film about MG is planed by Alexander Snelling, an award-winning director and editor from London. Alex's last feature documentary "Tantric Tourists" has won festival awards in London, Canada, US and Mexico and was released in 2011.

Another film project in development is about The Making of SEVEN UP, by internationally renown director Ilona Ziok (Fritz Bauer - Death by Instalments, The Count and the Comrade, The Sounds of Silents, Kurt Gerron's Karussel).

SEVEN UP ( is a cult album by Manuel Göttsching's band Ash Ra Tempel & Timothy Leary. See recent article about it in French La Libération (3 pages): or one in UK Mojo Magazine:,,,
This album together with ASH RA TEMPEL - First and SCHWINGUNGEN has been remastered by Manuel Göttsching and re-released by our label - soon available all over the world.

But for the moment don't miss THE WIRE issue from December 2011 (out on 10th November) with 6 pages on Maestro Göttsching, the Ash Ra Tempe Gure as THE WIRE explains it!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The ANABASIS release debut CD, BACK FROM BEING GONE, on 10T Records

The ANABASIS, Featuring Ryo Okumoto, Release Debut CD, BACK FROM BEING GONE, on 10T Records

Charleston, SC – October 24, 2011 (10T Records) - 10T Records is thrilled to announce the pending release of the full length debut concept CD by The ANABASIS, entitled Back From Being Gone, on November 22, 2011, with an official street date of January 17, 2012.

The ANABASIS is a progressive rock collaboration project, conceived by USA multi-instrumentalist and composer, Barry Thompson, with lyrics by noted professional author, George Andrade, who is also Executive Producer. A group of extraordinarily talented musicians were recruited from all over the world to take part in the project. The premise was to provide a basic framework for the songs and then to allow the musicians to play their parts with their own style and sound.

This amazing lineup of musicians and vocalists on Back From Being Gone make up a “who’s who” of some of the world’s top tier players in the progressive rock and progressive metal universe. In addition to Barry on guitar, bass and keyboards, The ANABASIS features internationally renowned virtuoso musician Ryo Okumoto (Spock’s Beard) as primary keyboardist and arranger. The band is further rounded out by Per Fredrik "PelleK" Åsly (Damnation Angels) on lead vocals, Gerald “Mully” Mulligan (The Lee Abraham Band) on drums, Gordon Tittsworth (Images of Eden, All Too Human) on lead and backing vocals, Lee Abraham (Lee Abraham Band) on bass, Stefan Artwin (Relocator) and Brick Williams (Hourglass) on lead guitar, plus a host of other special guests too numerous to list. Lee Abraham also serves as producer/mixer for the release.

Back From Being Gone is a stunner that melds classic progressive rock and metal into a tasty whole, with 3 epic tracks including the massive closing track, which clocks in at 24 minutes. The concept behind the CD is from the mind of George Andrade, who uses this musical tapestry to weave a sweeping sociopolitical narrative based on 3 ancient civilizations – the Roman, the Norse, and the Egyptian.

“George and I are both humbled and thrilled to have been given the opportunity to join the 10t records family,” says Barry. “To have been invited to take our place among such an impressive roster of progressive rock artists - especially alongside our friends Mars Hollow - is beyond our wildest dreams. We look forward to a mutually beneficial partnership filled with fun times and great music!”

“We were immediately taken with the scope and scale of Back From Being Gone when we heard it,” says 10T Records President, Steve Carroll. “The level of imagination and ambition is truly inspiring, and the musicianship is stellar.”

Back From Being Gone by The ANABASIS is available for immediate pre-order through the 10T Records website. All orders received between now and the direct release sale date of November 22nd will ship by the end of the week prior to the release.

Additionally, all tracks from Back From Being Gone are now available to preview in their entirety on The ANABASIS artist page at 10T Records

ProgPower Europe, In Memory Of Mikko Laine

From the folks at Progpower Europe

As you probably all know, Mikko Laine, gitarist of Sole Remedy from Finland, died in a terrible accident right after the last day of ProgPower Europe 2011. To say a final goodbye to Mikko, we invite you this Saturday October 29 at the basement of JC Sjiwa, Baarlo, The Netherlands. We think it will be good to come together one more time to share all our feelings about the disastrous accident. We will play the full Apoptosis album and a couple of new songs already recorded by the band together with Mikko. You also will be able to sign a condoleance book and a condoleance card that we will send to Mikko’s family. This way you will be able to personally say goodby to Mikko. And we will present a commemorative stone, that will get a permanent place outside Sjiwa, close to where the accident happened. This way Mikko will be with us forever.

The basement of Sjiwa will open at 20.00 hrs, coffee and thee will be served for free, but the bar is also already open at 20.00 hrs. Around 21.30 hrs we will present the commemorative stone. Right after this we will play the Apoptosis album in its full length and most likely play a few new songs the band recently recorded. The basement of Sjiwa will be open until 02.00 hrs. The address of Sjiwa is Hoogstraat 1a, 5991XC, Baarlo (L), The Netherlands.

For those of you who are not able to attend or who live to far away, please sign the online condoleance. We will print all condoleances and together with the condoleance book we will send everything to Mikko’s family. Go to to sign the online condoleance.

Early november we send a newsletter about ProgPower Europe 2012, we have decided to continue but first want to say a final goodbye to Mikko.

ProgPower Europe

RHAPSODY OF FIRE: First Photo Of New Lineup Released

The first official photo of the new lineup of Italian symphonic metal masters RHAPSODY OF FIRE can be seen below.


Fabio Lione - Vocals
Alex Staropoli - Keyboards
Roberto De Micheli - Guitar
Tom Hess - Guitar
Oliver Holzwarth - Bass
Alex Holzwarth - Drums

Staropoli and RHAPSODY OF FIRE guitarist Luca Turilli recently announced their decision to go their separate ways.

Due to legal reasons, Staropoli will continue under the RHAPSODY OF FIRE name. Turilli, on the other hand, will make his future efforts available under the RHAPSODY moniker (RHAPSODY OF FIRE's original name), in which he will be joined by musicians Dominique Leurquin, Patrice Guers and Alex Holzwarth.

RHAPSODY OF FIRE's latest album, "From Chaos To Eternity", was released in North America on July 12 via Nuclear Blast Records. Described by the band as "the natural evolution" from last year's "The Frozen Tears Of Angels", the CD marks RHAPSODY OF FIRE's final release based on the fantasy saga started in 1997 with the group's debut album, "Legendary Tales".

RUSH Frontman Talks To Rolling Stone Magazine About 'Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland' DVD

Legendary rock band RUSH played its 1981 album "Moving Pictures" every night on its 2010-2011 "Time Machine" tour and bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee tells Rolling Stone it was a tough to pick one show to film for a DVD and CD release. "We
realized that we've recorded almost all of our DVDs abroad," he says.
"And we had never done one in America, and we noticed we were doing
Cleveland on the last leg of the tour. We though it was an appropriate
choice seeing as Cleveland's such an important town in our history. It
was the first city that was ever warm to us. We thought it would be kind of apropos to come full circle and do that particular show there."

"Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland" will be made available on Blu-ray and DVD formats on November 8 via Rounder Records in the U.S. and Eagle Rock Entertainment abroad.

Captured in April at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena during the renowned trio's extensive "Time Machine" world tour, "Time Machine 2011: Live In Cleveland" marks the band's first live effort recorded at a U.S show, a deliberate nod of gratitude to the first city to support RUSH on its radio airwaves. The wildly popular tour featured a set filled with classic hits, fan favorites, and a glimpse into RUSH's forthcoming 20th studio album, "Clockwork Angels". As a centerpiece for the concerts, the band performed their landmark album "Moving Pictures" in its entirety — a first in the band's long and illustrious career. Rave reviews of the tour included The Hollywood Reporter's declaration that "the current 'Time Machine' jaunt is nothing less than a must see… for nearly three hours, with intermission, RUSH proved why it remains among rock's elite live acts."

Track listing:

Set One

* The 'Real' History of Rush Episode No. 2 "Don't Be Rash"
* The Spirit of Radio
* Time Stand Still
* Presto
* Stick It Out
* Workin' Them Angels
* Leave That Thing Alone
* Faithless
* BU2B
* Free Will
* Marathon
* Subdivisions

Set Two

The 'Real'' History of Rush Episode No. 17 "...and Rock and Roll is my name."

* Tom Sawyer
* Red Barchetta
* Limelight
* The Camera Eye
* Witch Hunt
* Vital Signs
* Caravan
* Moto Perpetuo (featuring Love For Sale)
* O'Malley's Break
* Closer To The Heart
* 2112 Overture/The Temples of Syrinx
* Far Cry


* La Villa Strangiato
* Working Man

Bonus Material

* Outtakes from "History of Rush, Episode 2 & 17"
* "Tom Sawyer" featuring the cast of "History of Rush, Episode 17"
* "Need Some Love" Live from Laura Secord Secondary School
* "Anthem" Live from Passaic New Jersey

October News Bytes

  • The California Guitar Trio begin a long Fall tour, starting in Salt Lake City and Denver, and from there to the East Coast. The first three shows of the tour will feature special guest Fareed Haque. On November 11th, CGT will do two shows with Tony Levin in Albany, New York. The second half of the tour is a double bill with the Montreal Guitar Trio.

  • Pat Metheny's 1999 duo collaboration with Jim Hall, whom Metheny has called the "father of modern guitar playing," features 17 tracks reissued for the first time on Nonesuch - original tunes from each guitarist, several improvisations captured in the studio, plus six tunes recorded live in concert, including Gershwin's "Summertime." "The excellence of the playing is the heart of the matter," says the Philadelphia Inquirer. "It's a privilege to listen in." The Los Angeles Times calls it "extraordinary."

Sunday, October 23, 2011

OPEN – The New Opus By Jon Anderson

Open Doors Will Always Open Hearts... OPEN – The New Opus By Jon Anderson

Digital Download Available October 25, 2011

10/21/2011 – Asheville, NC – Much to the excitement of music fans across the globe, on October 25, 2011 legendary YES vocalist Jon Anderson will release as a digital download an epic musical work entitled "OPEN." A return to the long-form composition that Jon Anderson is best known for, (“Close To The Edge”, “Gates of Delirium”, "Revealing" and “Awaken”), OPEN is a 21-minute exhilarating musical journey; a pioneering effort that weaves intricate melodic and harmonic themes within a classical music framework whilst showcasing Anderson's iconic vocals and timeless melodies throughout. In many ways OPEN is a return to Jon Anderson's musical roots, as YES music continually flows through his veins, making it only natural to revisit now and again. Coupled with wonderful orchestration by his neighbor and good friend Stefan Podell, messages of peace, love, light and freedom are further explored within OPEN, making listening an uplifting and joyous experience!

" 'Forever taken to that place of understanding,' are the first lyrics of 'OPEN', as though I am always remembering my true musical journey. To create this work, I sat with my 19th Century guitar and strummed ideas last spring 2010. Songs just poured out of me that week, and before I knew it I had created a long form musical idea, and with the help of Stefan Podell's powerful orchestration, we put together what is now 'OPEN.'

It has 4 movements all intertwined, and seems to have a life of its own. For those who love this kind of music, I feel so happy to present it as one of many I hope to create over the coming years. My love 'Janee' has helped in production with her unique musical observations and her angel voice. I am so happy and thankful... Many Blessings." Jon Anderson - October 2011

In other news, Jon Anderson is currently on tour in the US and Canada with fellow former YES member Rick Wakeman. The legendary duo performed a series of successful concerts in the UK in 2010 in support of their critically acclaimed CD release 'The Living Tree', and have now brought their highly anticipated show to America! In December 2011 Jon will be performing select solo concerts in South America. Go to for more information. Lastly, Jon Anderson's latest CD release 'Survival & Other Stories' has been garnering rave reviews worldwide by critics and fans alike. You can purchase the CD at:

Jon Anderson's OPEN is available as a digital download on October, 25, 2011 and can be obtained at:

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