neo prog rock


Hi Nick. Congrats on “Love Over Fear”. It’s the “Album of the Month” on Grande Rock!
N: Thank you!
It’s been almost 6 years since “Men Who Climb Mountains”. What happened in the meantime and why did it take you so long to come up with a new studio album?

Pendragon - Love Over Fear

In 2018 Pendragon had their 40th year anniversary. Yeah, I know that the number 40 might seem too big but this band has been around since 1978 and has been true to their prog rock values all these years. Then again it’s been almost 6 years since their last studio album “Men Who Climb Mountains”, so the prog fans might have been wondering what’s been going on.

External releases official video for new single “Distant”

The Finnish progressive metal collective External have released a new song, “Distant”. It’s the follow-up to their previous single “Anhedonia”, released in June. The cover art was done by Lumi Hartikainen.

In the mixing process, once again, External worked with Asger Mygind from the Danish band VOLA. The song is accompanied by an animated music video by Tuomas Kortelainen.

Anubis to release new studio album “Homeless” on March 10th 2020

Australian Progressive Rock Band Anubis have revealed that their sixth studio album “Homeless” is to be released on March 10th, 2020.

To celebrate the announcement, the Marillion influenced sextet have launched a lyric video for the single “Home”.

Check out the lyric video for “Home” below.

Douglas Skene, guitarist and vocalist, says this about the single:

Kino to release new studio album “Radio Voltaire” on March 23rd 2018

Kino have announced the release of their new album “Radio Voltaire”, arriving 13 years after the band’s much-loved debut “Picture” back in 2005.

Out on March 23rd, 2018, it sees John Mitchell (It Bites, Lonely Robot) & Pete Trewavas (Marillion) teaming up once more, with Craig Blundell (Steven Wilson) on drums & John Beck (It Bites) guesting on keyboards.

This Winter Machine

Hi Peter, welcome to Grande Rock. First of all, do give us a brief bio of the band.
P: TWM formed around 9 months ago now after singer Al, put out an advert for like-minded musicians to form a writing collective. The rest as they say is history.
How did you come up with the name This Winter Machine initially?
P: The name came from Al. As I recall, he mentioned something about a daydream about a mechanical horse ploughing a 19th century field.

Echo Us premiere new video for “It’s Time for Winter”

In keeping with the recent tradition, Echo Us is releasing its 4th animated music video called “It’s Time for Winter”, on the winter solstice.

The single is the first Echo Us work to see release after the three-album “Trilogy Memoriam” concluded in 2014. As the project's founder, Ethan Matthews is also celebrating his 15th year of creating and releasing music as Echo Us.

Echo Us - II:XII, À Priori Memoriaé on September 12th 2014

For the final installment of its concept-trilogy, Echo Us has signed a deal with Germany’s Dust On The Tracks Records. The worldwide release of the fourth full-length studio album, “II:XII, À Priori Memoriaé” is due Sept. 12th (Europe), Sept. 15th (UK), and Oct. 7th (USA). The album will be released on digipak as well as through all digital outlets, with distribution through SPV and worldwide partners.
“II:XII, À Priori Memoriaé” brings together a host of classical musicians with the Echo Us core, to create a work that starts in the past, but finishes in futuristic fashion.