Tuesday, June 2, 2015

New Project Featuring Pat Mastelotto, David Kollar, and Paolo Raineri

Boundary-Breaking, Cinematic Industrial Ethno-Rock From
King Crimson’s Pat Mastelotto and Renowned Avant-Experimentalists David Kollar and Paolo Raineri

KoMaRa’s self-titled debut album is based on a dark, deviant and explicit detective story. It reflects the mysterious circumstances of an abduction and the ultimate demise of the abductee. It’s a NSFW, Rated-R release designed for the open-minded and brave. Unnerving, haunting artwork by Tool’s Adam Jones further underlines the album’s provocative vibe.

The recording is predominantly instrumental, but includes occasional vocals by Raineri, Leashya and Bill Munyon. Equally menacing, incendiary and vulnerable, they serve as interludes to either break or create moods and tension throughout. The album also has moments of light and hope, told through short trumpet vignettes by Raineri.

KoMaRa came together through social media, with Kollar reaching out to Mastelotto on Facebook about potential gigs and recordings. Everyone was mutually intrigued and met up in Slovakia, where Kollar is based, in November 2014. The trio played gigs across myriad Slavic countries to enthusiastic, open-minded audiences. The group then went on to record in Prague, capturing three long improvisations that formed the basis of the pieces on KoMaRa’s debut album. Acclaimed engineers Bill Munyon and Adrian Benevides also contributed to faithfully reflecting the release’s mercurial approach.

“For me, KoMaRa is the epitome of my belief that great records are like movies,” said Mastelotto. “The best musicians don’t need scripts because they understand the movie is always evolving. That’s the beauty of music, too. It inspires its own script and cinematography in every listener’s head.”

Pat Mastelotto is one of the world’s most celebrated drummers. He has been a member of every King Crimson lineup from 1994 to the present. In addition, he’s one third of Stick Men, a trio with Tony Levin and Markus Reuter. Mastelotto has also collaborated with Steven Wilson, Terry Bozzio, Trey Gunn, Allan Holdsworth, John Paul Jones, and Kimmo Pohjonen.

Slovakian guitarist and composer David Kollar has released nine expansive albums, scored 18 films and worked on many multimedia projects. His last recording, 2013’s The Son, an atmospheric, emotionally-charged effort, received accolades from Guitar Moderne, France’s A Decovrir Absolument, and the Czech and Slovak Radio Head awards. He’s also worked with Eivind Aarset, Gergo Borlai, Bjorn Charles Dreyer and Lenka Dusilová.
Trumpeter Paolo Raineri takes his instrument and processes it in real-time to create ethereal, otherworldly sounds. The Italian musician combines Scandinavian nu-jazz influences with psychedelic rock, experimental and free improvisation in his award-winning Junkfood 4tet. In addition, he’s performed with Stefano Battaglia, Berserk!, The Blessed Beat, Baustelle, Calibro 35, Nada, and Enrico Gabrielli.

Learn more about KoMaRa at:  or

NEXT TO NONE - A Light in the Dark - Now available to PRE-ORDER!!!

InsideOut Music is proud to partner with Radiant Records for the North American  
Next to None pre-order!

Due for release June 30th, 'A Light in the Dark' is Next to None's debut album. Merging modern aggression with considerable melodic depth and multi-part arrangements, the prodigies in Next to None represent the next generation of progressive music!

Formed in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, the young band features Max Portnoy (16, drums), Ryland Holland (16, guitar), Kris Rank (16, bass) and Thomas Cuce (17, vocals/keyboards). The album features guest appearances by Bumblefoot (Guns N' Roses) & Neal Morse, and was produced by Mike Portnoy.

You can now pre-order the 9-song, 57-minute album on CD; it is also available at a special bundle price, paired with one of two different shirt designs. Please find all available preorder packages here:

A Light in the Dark tracklist:
1. The Edge Of Sanity
2. You Are Not Me
3. Runaway
4. A Lonely Walk
5. Control
6. Lost
7. Social Anxiety
8. Legacy
9. Blood On My Hands

Next To None online:


RIVERSIDE - Studio news and massive touring update announced!

While polish Prog masters RIVERSIDE continue working on their new studio album "Love, Fear and the Time Machine", they are now already announcing various international touring runs to launch the record, which is expected to be released in September 2015 via InsideOutMusic.

 RIVERSIDE checked in with the following comment from the studio: 
"Recordings are going really well. We are almost at the end. We are happy with how the new compositions are turning out. Believe it or not but this might become the RIVERSIDE album you have been waiting for."

Here is an overview of the upcoming RIVERSIDE tour dates announced so far for 2015:

RIVERSIDE summer festivals (*) and "An evening with" headline shows:
July 11 Spain, Barcelona, Be Prog! My Friend festival *
July 14 Italy, Milano, Lo-Fi
July 15 Italy, Bologna, Alchemica club
July 18 Germany, St Goarshausen, Night of the Prog festival *
July 21 Germany, Reichenbach, Bergkeller
July 23 Germany, Worpswede, Music Hall
July 24 The Netherlands, Zoetermeer, De Boerderij
July 26 United Kingdom, Maidstone, Ramblin' Manfair festival *
Aug  29 Poland, Olsztyn, Amfiteatr im. Czesława Niemena
Sept 5 Brazil, Sao Paulo, Via Marquês / Overload Music Festival *
Sept 7 Chile, Santiago, Teatro Cariola
Sept 10 Mexico, Mexico City, Lunario del Auditorio Nacional

RIVERSIDE North America tour with special guests The Sixxis:
Sep 12 - Atlanta, GA - ProgPower USA Center stage
Sep 13 - Richmond, VA - The Canal club
Sep 15 - Philadelphia, PA - Bull Shooters Saloon
Sep 16 - New Brunswick, NJ - NJ Proghouse at The Crossroads Theatre
Sep 17 - Pittsburgh, PA - Hard Rock Cafe
Sep 19 - Montreal, QC - Theatre La Tulipe
Sep 20 - Quebec City, QC - L'Imperial
Sep 22 - Toronto, ON - Mod Club
Sep 23 - Detroit, MI - Token Lounge
Sep 24 - Chicago, IL - Reggies
More dates to be confirmed soon...

RIVERSIDE European Tour with special guests The Sixxis and Lion Shepherd:
Oct 15 Germany, Dresden, Tante Ju
Oct 16 Germany, Oberhausen, Turbinen Halle 2
Oct 17 The Netherlands, Zwolle, Hedon
Oct 18 The Netherlands, Tilburg, 013
Oct 20 UK, London, Islington Assembly Hall
Oct 21 UK, Bristol, Marble Factory
Oct 22 UK, Manchester, The Ritz
Oct 23 UK, Glasgow, O2 ABC2
Oct 24 UK, Northampton, The Roadmenders
Oct 26 UK, Southampton, The 1865
Oct 27 France, Paris, Divan Du Monde
Oct 30 Portugal, Lisbon, Paradise Garage
Oct 31 Spain, Madrid, Joy Eslava
Nov 1 Spain, Barcelona, Sala Apolo / Be Prog! The Madness Day festival
Nov 2 France, Lyon, Marche Gare
Nov 4 Switzerland, Pratteln, Z7
Nov 5 Germany, München, Strom
Nov 6 Germany, Karlsruhe, Substage
Nov 7 Germany, Berlin, C-Club
Nov 8 Poland, Krakow, Rotunda
Nov 10 Poland, Gdansk, B90
Nov 11 Poland, Warsaw, Stodola
RIVERSIDE's latest album, "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves", entered the national sales charts of several countries upon release as follows (highest chart week position mentioned!): Germany: # 33, Poland: # 2, The Netherlands: # 28, The Netherlands (Alternative Charts): # 9, Switzerland: # 51, UK (Rock Charts): # 24, Finland: # 41, France (Top 200): # 194, USA (Billboard New Artists Chart): # 18.
More information about "Love, Fear and the Time Machine" will follow soon...

RIVERSIDE online: 


Tim Bowness launches 'The Great Electric Teenage Dream'

Tim Bowness recently announced the release of his third solo album, 'Stupid Things That Mean The World', for release on the 17th July 2015. A year on from the acclaimed Abandoned Dancehall Dreams, Bowness returns with this powerful and eclectic new record, and can now reveal the first track to be taken from it, in the form of a video. 'The Great Electric Teenage Dream' is the opening track from the album.
You can watch the video here exclusively on PopMatters.
Tim had this to say about the track: 
"This is the opening track from Stupid Things That Mean The World, though it was one of the last pieces to be completed for the album.  It's partly rooted in some powerful drum patterns Pat Mastelotto recorded in 2013, but most of the song came together in one late night live session at NAM Studios in February this year. Subsequently, Colin Edwin, Andrew Booker and Bruce Soord made some additions that helped build the tension in the song further.  Stephen Bennett - who I co-wrote the song with - created the video, which has a nice 'retro-future' theme running through it that complements some of the ideas in the lyric."

Produced by Bowness and mixed by The Pineapple Thief's Bruce Soord (who also adds some choice guitar parts), 'Stupid Things That Mean The World' features a core of Bowness along with members of the No-Man live band (Stephen Bennett, Michael Bearpark, Andrew Booker) and Colin Edwin (Porcupine Tree), augmented by contributions from Peter Hammill, Phil Manzanera, Pat Mastelotto (King Crimson), Anna Phoebe, David Rhodes (Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Scott Walker), and Rhys Marsh. As on Abandoned Dancehall Dreams, Classical composer Andrew Keeling, best known for his work with The Hilliard Ensemble, Evelyn Glennie and Robert Fripp, provides striking string arrangements. The album was mastered by The Pineapple Thief's Steve Kitch.

The beautiful artwork for the album was once again done by I Monster's Jarrod Gosling, and you can see that below. The album will be available as Double CD Media book featuring a companion disc of alternate mixes and demos (including an unreleased No-Man demo from 1994), as well as a gatefold vinyl LP with CD & digital download.
The album is available to pre-order through Burning Shed, where people who purchase the album will receive a 5.1 flac download of the audio as well as a signed postcard:

Abandoned Dancehall Dreams was released last year to critical acclaim, with Classic Rock calling it a 'cinematic, contemporary classic' and Prog Magazine naming it 'arch art-progger Bowness's masterpiece.' The album also reached the top 20 of the UK rock album charts upon release, and was subsequently included in Prog Magazine's critics' choice top 20 of 2014.

Tim Bowness is primarily known as vocalist/co-writer with the band No-Man, a long-running collaboration with Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree). In addition to releasing six studio albums and a documentary DVD with No-Man, Tim has worked with popular Italian artist Alice, Robert Fripp, Hugh Hopper (Soft Machine), OSI and Roxy Music's Phil Manzanera (amongst many others), and is a member of the bands Henry Fool and Memories Of Machines.  




Devin Townsend Project to release "Dark Matters" & "Sky Blue" August 7

Devin Townsend Project released the double album, , in late 2014 and will now issue each part, SKY BLUE and DARK MATTERS, in their own separate packages on August 7.  The epic lyric video for the track "March Of The Poozers" taken from the DARK MATTERS side of the album can be seen on the
InsideOut YouTube channel here:

You can view lyric videos for the tracks "Rejoice" and "Deathray" below:

You can purchase here:

You can find some of the media reactions to the album below:


"Sky Blue, AND the next chapter in the Ziltoid saga, Dark Matters.  The connective tissue?  Both are undeniably the work of Devin Townsend at the 2014 temporal checkpoint of his evolution." - DECIBEL Magazine

"His vocal range and skills as a producer are matched only by his twisted sense of humour, which has birthed two records featuring a power-mad, coffee-obsessed alien overlord called Ziltoid the Omniscient."  - EXCLAIM! Magazine

"DEVIN TOWNSEND IS ONE OF THE MOST prolific musicians around today.  The man is an unstoppable lunatic.  He transcends the meaning of keeping busy" 
- OUTBURN Magazine

"A true sci-fi masterpiece, like a musical Orson Welles radio show" 

"You can call Devin Townsend's music progressive, experimental, symphonic or a half dozen other labels and it is a bit of all of those. But what it truly is is outrageous." 


New Leprous album "The Congregation" out today in North America

New Leprous album 
"The Congregation" out today  

The new album by Prog Metallers LEPROUS - "The Congregation"
is out today, June 2nd, 2015 in North America via InsideOutMusic.  
 "I'm convinced that The Congregation will be a better record than that new Tool disc. It's truly difficult to show up an album with such a monumental amount of passion and craftsmanship as is unleashed here." -- New Noise 

  You can purchase the album either as digital, standard jewel case CD or as shirt-bundle options here:


CD & shirt bundles available here: 


The band had recently released an audio clip for the track 
"Rewind" which you can check out on Metal Sucks here:  

Also, you can check out the video clip directed by David Solbjørg and Kjetil Kolbjørnsrud of Twitchy Films for the album's  
opening track "The Price" on the IOM YouTube channel:  

Here is the track-listing for the 65 minutes long album release:

LEPROUS - "The Congregation"
1. The Price
2. Third Law
3. Rewind
4. The Flood
5. Triumphant
6. Within My Fence
7. Red
8. Slave
9. Moon
10. Down
11. Lower

LEPROUS have recorded the drums, guitars and bass for the album in Sweden's Fascination Street / Ghostward Studios with David Castillo (Katatonia, Opeth) and the vocals together with Heidi Solberg Tveitan & Vegard Tveitan at Mnemosyne Studios in Norway. Just like the preceding albums "Bilateral" and "Coal", "The Congregation" was mixed by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios (Opeth, Symphony X, Kreator). The album's artwork was created by Nihil /

A comprehensive making-of studio video for "The Congregation" can be now seen here: 

LEPROUS line-up 2015:
Einar Solberg - Lead Vocal, Keys
Tor Oddmund Suhrke - Guitars
Øystein Landsverk - Guitars
Baard Kolstad - Drums

LEPROUS online: