Last update: August 04, 2004
August 04, 2004
The second album
by The Tangent is scheduled for release by Inside Out Music in October
2004. Like its predecessor, much of the work was done at a distance
with the recording taking place in a number of locations in Sweden and
keyboards virtuoso Andy Tillison is here again joined by Flower
Kings Roine Stolt (Electric Guitars/Vocals), Jonas Reingold
(Bass Guitars), Zoltan Csorsz (Drums), as well as Guy
Manning (Acoustic Guitars/vocals) and Sam Baine
(Keyboards)... all familiar faces from the first album. Theo Travis
(Gong.. Porcupine Tree etc) steps into David Jackson's shoes on Flute
and Saxophones... this latter being the only lineup change from the
"The World That
We Drive Through" is another blast of expertly constructed progressive
rock music of the finest calibre. It advances from the first album,
yet bases itself in the same arena. Tracks like "Skipping The
Distance" and "The World We Drive Through" are exactly what people
might expect in a second Tangent album... yet the altogether darker
"Gap In The Night" pushes the Tangent into territories not explored on
their debut CD.
'The World That
We Drive Through' is a 60 minute album featuring one 20 minute epic
and four 10 minute 'mini' epics
There will be a special edition - Book style (like Unfold The Future)
featuring a bonus Andy Tillison solo instrumental 'epic' and pages of
Ed's great artwork.
Pain of Salvation
"BE" is scheduled for September/October and is still on schedule as I
am writing this, I am very proud of this album and so I bring forth my
best Paul Stanley and say without hesitation that this is by far our
best album to this date! It will almost be painful to knock it down
the ladder when eventually the time will come for our next album,
sometime around the fall of 2018 or so (relax, just kidding). As a
matter of fact the last 12 months have been our most productive ever,
with the writing and live production of "BE", the writing, performance
and recording of 12:5 and now the "BE" album getting ready for
shipment. And then there might possibly be a DVD coming out later this
year, who knows...? And in the middle of all this we actually managed
to play a few live shows, and I have built my studio from scratch, as
well as being on tours and recording the new album with the Flower
Kings, and doing the Hammer of the Gods thing with Portnoy and
appearances on the Spastic Ink and Genius II albums. Looking back at
these months, I honestly don't know how we have managed to accomplish
was a message from Daniel on July 31st. On
, you’ll find as release date September 27th.
The Twelfth Gate (2004)
First solo album
by Symphony X keyboard player!
01. The White Room
02. Edge Of Insanity
03. Piano Concerto#1 mvt.1
04. Enter By The 12th Gate
05. Falling From The Sky
06. Welcome To My Daydream
07. Piano concerto #1 mvt.2
08. Piano concerto #1 mvt.3
09. Live for the day
10. *Scriabin Etude OP.42 no5 *
11. Moracan Lullaby
12. Departing for Eternity
13. Cross the Bridge
The Jellly Jam
of Platypus will be ecstatic to learn that, despite the departure of
keyboardist Derek Sherinian, the group’s three remaining members –
guitarist/singer Ty Tabor, bassist John Myung, and drummer Rod
Morgenstein – are soldiering on as The Jelly Jam.
second album “2” will be released on September 13th
Echolyn is finally releasing an official live recording (on September
7th) and it’s a DVD to boot! The DVD is more than a just a live show,
lots of cool clips, (some incriminating). Can’t wait till you see it!
Pre-Orders are OFFICIALLY BEGINNING!!! Head on over to the
to find out how to order your copy!!!
and Gardens will be available on September 7. It consists of two (2)
DVD’s. DVD One is 150 minutes of echolyn on stage. DVD Two is 70
minutes of echolyn’s past that must be seen.
Message from Greg Kull:
is a band that needs to be seen live. This band is echolyn. Yes, the
studio albums are wonderful and to them we listen. But echolyn was and
is more than their albums. Stars and Gardens is echolyn. For many, the
footage here on these DVD’s may be their first look at one of the most
remarkable American bands of our time. Enjoy the performance. Enjoy
the artistry. Enjoy the embrace. For other’s, like myself, watching
Stars and Gardens helps us feel as we did when we sat in the theaters
and clubs that housed the intensity that is echolyn. Stars and Gardens
forever captures not only the music but it also showcases,
astonishingly well, the people who are the music”
Giant On The Box (DVD)
At last: an official Gentle Giant concert DVD! It includes:
concert from German TV station ZDF: Cogs in Cogs, Proclamation,
Funny Ways, The Runaway, Experience, Features from Octopus, Advent
of Panurge, So Sincere. [50 minutes]
US TV concert from the Terrace Theater, Long Beach, California:
Experience, Features from Octopus, Advent of Panurge, Funny Ways.
rare footage from the 1974 tour from German television station BRW.
Baroque & Roll:
black & white footage and interview from Italian television. [22
from Gary Green's private collection. [36 photos]
(during the DVD menus) by Kerry Minnear!
Bonus audio CD
of the ZDF concert!
The DVD is
NTSC format and plays in all regions.
from the band! (We also still sell the Gentle Giant CDs "Under
Construction" and "In a Glass House.")
After The Silence
Singer After The Silence on maternity leave
August 7th, After The Silence will perform in the “So What” in Ede
(Holland), together with Reviver. This gig will also be the
start of Ingrid’s maternity leave, who’s expecting her second baby
around september 10th. The band has been busy rehearsing with singer
Carmen Agtsteribbe, who will replace Ingrid for this period.
The gig on august 7th will also be the first gig for Carmen with After
After The Silence is a female fronted melodic hardrock / metalband
with symfonic-, classical- and also progressive Rock influences. In
fact; because of so many several musical backgrounds of all After The
Silence bandmembers, it isn't really possible to reduce their music
toward one particular musical style.
Ingrid van den Hof - van den Berg: Leadvocals
Willem van den Hof: Guitars
Ardy van Breemen: Guitars
Marcel van Rooij: Bassguitar / Vocals
Edward van Galen: Drums
Joop de Rooij: Keys
Music For Nations closed down.
For Nations, Anathema's record label, has officially closed it's doors
due to takeovers involving Zomba and Sony-BMG.
We are now out of contract and currently considering new offers. Any
companies wishing to contact us about our current situation can reach
Anathema will play as guests for Blackfield in London
pleased to announce that we will be playing a special acoustic show at
London's Mean Fiddler as special guests to Blackfield, a new project
featuring Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree and Aviv Geffen.
“Were You There”
release date for the Anathema DVD 'Were You There' has unfortunately
been put back just a few weeks. We will have an official release date
for you soon.
The DVD will contain a full live show recorded on the recent 'A
Natural Disaster' tour and an acoustic concert performed with a string
quartet from the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Plus videos, live
clips and other extra features.
the same reason, Opeth is also searching for a new label
Message from the band:
GARGANTUA, a group of young people who has just recorded their first
album under the same name. We would like to get you interested in our
music. Our webpage:
We have already been playing for several years experimenting with
original hybrid music which is quite challenging to be classified.
Some define it as intellectual rock with fusion elements. Some notice
the inspiration coming from “Gentle Giant”, jazz-rock avant-garde of
the 70-ies or King Crimson.
debute CD record came out from the
agency called Ars Mundi which also takes care of its distribution.
SIGNED TO PROGROCK RECORDS
the year 2000 the Dutch progrock band Ricocher started to conquer the
world with their music. The current line-up consists of Erwin
Boerenkamps (vocals, accoustic guitar), Bart van Helmond (guitars),
John van Heugten (keyboards), Maikel van der Meer (drums) and Niels
Nijssen (bass guitar). At this moment Ricocher has two releases, the
first is the EP "Quest for the Heartland" and the second one is the CD
"Cathedral of Emotions". The new release "Chains" will once again
prove the importance of melody and structure that is one of the main
pillars in the music of Ricocher.
Artwork: Mattias Norén
Dave Bainbridge (Iona)
of Gossamer” is the first solo release by Iona co-founder Dave
Bainbridge. The album is an ambitious project in which Dave further
extends the musical vision he has brought to Iona’s music for the past
15 years, skilfully blending together ethereal atmospheres and
haunting vocal textures, with his earthy, soaring guitar work and
memorable, uplifting melodies. Thematically, the album explores the
thin “veil” between this life and the next.
new solo album "Rhythm of Time" will be released by Magna Carta on
August 31st, 2004. "Rhythm of Time" features Joe Satriani, Steve
Morse, Vinnie Moore and Greg Howe on guitar, Dave LaRue on bass, Rod
Morgenstein on drums and Kip Winger on vocals on two tracks.
is as follows:
1. Time Crunch
2. Screaming Head
4. Beyond Tomorrow (with Kip Winger)
5. Bar Hopping With Mr Picky
6. What Four
8. Tear Before The Rain (with Kip Winger)
July 18, 2004
a lot of gigs in the UK and one in Spain from July till December
) they fly over to Belgium and Holland for 4 gigs in December.
forget to mark December 15th in your agenda when Mostly
Autumn is coming to
Beyond The Labyrinth
After 3 and a half years, rock band
Beyond The Labyrinth (Belgium) comes with a new line-up, a new web
site AND a Fan Club !
Beyond The Labyrinth - they describe their music as being "Epic Rock"-
are back, after more than three years of existence as a studio project
only, with a new line-up, that is a mixture of seasoned veterans and
to main man
(guitar, keyboards, songwriting) we find:
Jo De Boeck:
Top Class singer - people who have already seen him live can only
Frederic "Fre" Ost:
young and gifted guitar wonder.
Skills and power, a classical approach to drum playing with a modern
Yann de Ceukelaire:
polyvalent musician on 6-string bass.
our keyboard player, the only other musician left over from the
previous line-up in 2000. (undersigned)
More info on the site :
site, you'll also find the home to the Beyond The Labyrinth Fan Club,
maintained by some of the better halfs of the band members.
To launch the Fan Club, they give
away free CD's throughout the month of July to new members.
Inscription in the fan Club is free,
but there is also a (paying) gold Member arrangement with more
of the band members play several instruments, inside or outside the
band. This helps to understand the musical arrangements of the other
band members, but it also generates an active interchange of musical
of the band already shared the stage, back in 2001, at the famous
Progpower festival in Baarlo-Holland, playing a showcase for the
Beyond The Labyrinth studio project
Fre and Geert play together in an acoustic cover band called "Back
new line-up will be presented on november 27th 2004, venue to be announced.
Limited Edition DVD entitled "Red Flower" will be available
exclusively during the upcoming European tour, and later this year
through Zoltan Csorsz's website when it is finished. If you would like
a copy, you can
and he will put your name on a list and save a copy for you.
The DVD will be released on August 20th and will contain over 3 hours
of material, including:
Footage from "Live in New York" (official Bootleg)
Club Convention from New Jersey
Jamming on stage
Zoltan talent show when he was 9 years old
Jonas and Zoltan in 1992 playing in a Club
Zoltan's different projects
recordings from Canada, Germany, Poland, England and other countries
more cool stuff...
ProgWorld's Spinal Tap.....
We can now offer you a digital remastered CD with the most popular
songs of the "Swedish Family"!!
After months of hard work, restoring the original tapes from way back,
we can proudly present the album "Vintage Prog". "Vintage Prog" is a
collecters item including the greatest hits from all 10 albums! From
the first album "Sdj det pe ryska"(Success in Moscow)" to "Hungrig i
Ungern" (Hungry in Hungary)....
Behind the Swedish Family are names that forever belong to the
prog-history, Redar Gitsdorf- guitar, Veke Berg-Bass, Hadde
Wattnet-Drums, Inge Naning-Rhodes Piano/Minimoog, Bo
Dean-Hammondorgan, Britt-Marie-tamburin and of course all the guest
The Swedish Family was one of the top bands in the late sixties, early
seventies. They kept on going for almost 10 years. The band was a true
inspiration to most of the bands during this period. "Swedish Family"
picked up there melodies from the tradition of Swedish folkmusic, rock
and classic styles. They blended it all into this, one of kind mix. A
style that became so well known. "Vintage Prog" is the first
re-release of the Swedish Family and also a perfect chance to get all
the top songs together and in a digital quality.
The CD is going to
be released end of july 2004. If you are interested and want to know
how to get your copy, please send an email to
Everybody has heard or should have heard about “Kalevala”
"A Finnish Progressive Rock Epic" (MUSEA FGBG 4463)
based on the Finnish National Epic KALEVALA
don’t know about it, check out
september there’s going to be the release of:
"Six Modern Prog Bands For Six '70 Prog Suites"
(MUSEA FGBG 4526.AR)
the great demand from bands to take part in one of our
COLOSSUS-projects, we decided that it was time to give some attention
to a source of inspiration that has never been associated with the
progressive music genre: THE SPAGHETTI WESTERN
The intention is
to publish a progressive rock concept album (double-CD) based on the
famous film by Sergio Leone called "Once Upon a Time in the West"
The story has
been divided in 6 chapters same as the number of bands participating,
each band has chosen one chapter and will make a suite inspired by it.
The total length
of each suite should be 25 minutes maximum. The sound must be early
70's Italian progressive music, like Museo Rosenbach, PFM, Banco, Le
Orme, Latte e Miele, etc.
keyboards (Hammond, Moog, Mellotron, Fender Rhodes, Grand Piano etc.)
are preferred and no loops, drum machines or other 80's - 90's digital
sounds are allowed.
The project will
be released also as a triple LP limited edition.
that’s not all:
this one, there are projects coming named Colossus, Odyssey,
Groovector and Spaghetti 2. You can read all about them on
releases announced by
Richards, Bert Lams and Hideyo Moriya release their newest album
“Whitewater”, produced by Tony Levin (who will join them on stage).
Release date: August 16th.
project from Andy Kuntz, frontman of Vanden Plas. Release date: August
November 19, 2004: DVD
recording in ‘de Boerderij’ in Zoetermeer
Plackband is going to release a DVD!
live recording will be at ‘de Boerderij’ in Zoetermeer (Holland) on
November 19, 2004.
Plackband will use some special light and video effects for this live
The DVD will contain the live performance, pictures, extra videos and
a video clip!!!
you never saw Plackband, then this is your chance and if you already
saw them, you know what you can expect. Don’t miss it: Friday November
The show will be full of surprises!
Come to the ‘de Boerderij’ and be part of the DVD.
Dutch Prog Night
For the second
time, there will be a Dutch Prog Night in the Spirit of 66 in Verviers
Last year, the
line up was Nice Beaver, Flamborough Head and Plackband. This year you
and ....... yes, again
the honour to open the festival last year, but now they play as last
act on this second sympho rock evening!
At that time,
they still performed with vocalist Kees Bik. The new singer Karel
Messemaker was already singing a few songs for a unique acoustic
reunion with November. Or wasn’t it a coincidence, after all?
19th, 2004, these three Dutch prog bands will surprise you with a
spectacular show. Francis Geron from the Spirit of 66 will proove once
more that he’s the master of a perfect prog sound in his
Sideways is a Dutch symphonic rock band that’s not afraid of a
challenge. Complex song structures larded with changes in tempo but
still emphasizing on the melody.
Visser: vocals, Gerwin Gabry: guitar, Berry Hoogeveen: drums,
Tom van der Hulst: bass, Juriaan Visser: keyboards
Info and samples on
and the band have parted company, Stu
Nicholson has announced. Stu reports:
Pete is no
longer a part of Galahad due to a number of reasons which we will not
dwell upon. It was always a possibility that he wouldn't be in it for
the long term being so young and errr... unpredictable!
replacement is already in situ, in the form of Scots-born
Mike Kneller. Says Stu:
Now we are
looking forward to the future and are pleased to announce that Mike
Kneller, whom we have known for a while, has taken over Bass Guitar
duties. Mike has had a lot of experience in playing, writing and
recording over the years plus and perhaps more importantly he like the
odd tipple so he fits in just fine! He has also already made a very
positive contribution during the last few band rehearsal sessions
towards the writing of new material for the next album for which
recording should commence shortly.
Message from Richocher:
spring tour of Ricocher has ended by now. We like to thank everybody
who attended one of these gigs. You find pictures of that night on our
also wish to thank everybody who already ordered a copy of our newest
album If you want to order it, just go to
Mattias Norén did the artwork for the new CD.
presentation of the CD will be on Friday November 26 in ‘de Bosuil’ in
Message from Salmon:
Last friday, we have had a wonderful time in Atlantis during our
CD-presentation concert! We would like to thank you all for your
presence in large numbers, your warm enthusiasm and the purchases of
our CD's! Music colleague Jos Witsenburg of Fluxury has made some nice
pictures of our performance. See their site:
and listen to this symfo-band! Thanks, Jos!
second CD "When the dust settles..." is available! You can listen to
Please order via Orderform.
SPECIAL OFFER: BOTH OUR CD'S FOR A PACKAGE DEAL PRICE OF 25,- EURO!
After a long period of fruitful musical co-operation, the band Lorian
from Amsterdam has decided to go on as two bands, because there were
different opinions about the future of the band.
Marc Besselink (vocals/piano) and Jeroen Vriend (bass) have decided to
leave the band and go on with the project “Life Cycle”. They will also
write new songs with Rob de Jong (guitar) and Gijs Bierenbroodspot
(drum) with the band “KRAMER”.
Hans-Peter van Velthoven
More info about the band on
IN THE OCEAN, AN OCEAN IN A DROP - 2004
is the first solo work of Sérgio Benchimol, guitar player, saxophonist
and keyboardist of Semente and True Illusion bands.
follows a concept of duality (inheritance of the A and B sides of
vinyl), as the title already demonstrates. Basically this work is
divided in two parts. The first (the A side) is lighter on which piano
and acoustic guitar predominate, with constant presence of drums,
flute, cello, percussion and oboe. The mellotron timbre and the
saxophones appear in some solos.. The “side B”, the second part, is
heavier, with a perfect fusion of rock and jazz. Guitars, moog
timbres and saxophones combined with drums, complex passages and
tempos, and reminds a little of the seventies Canterbury British
school of Prog Rock, with light touches of jazz. The CD also has space
for some folk.
Distribution: Rock Progressivo Brasil -
Hexameron is the new concept album by Nick Magnus (Composer, Producer,
Keyboard Player & Hackett collaborator for 11 years)
The album contains a mix of prog and symphonic rock with a strong
emphasis on themes & melody
Special guests include...
Steve Hackett: Guitar
John Hackett: Flute
Geoff Whitehorn (Procol Harum): Guitar
Pete Hicks (Steve Hackett Band): Vocals
Tony Patterson (ReGenesis): Vocals
June 29, 2004
Extra European Tour
The new single
"Don't Hurt Yourself" is released in the UK, Holland, and Germany on
July 12th; we're hoping we can match the success of "You're Gone."
Hopefully you'll be hearing it on the radio over the next few weeks,
and also watching the new video - which has been sent out to all the
TV channels. Please help by pre-ordering your singles from your local
retailer or for by pre-ordering it online at
Hurt Yourself [Single Edit]
2. Fantastic Place [Live]
3. The Damage [Live]
4. Don't Hurt Yourself [Video]
Hurt Yourself [Single Edit]
2. Angelina [Steven Wilson Mix]
Mike Portnoy working on new prog
album with Neal Morse
joined Neal Morse on June 3rd, 2004, to record a new progressive rock
album. Please visit NealMorse.com for Neal Morse's indepth studio
diary and exclusive photos from the studio.
From that site :
We've ended up with a tracklisting that looks something like this
(with very rough timings shown) :
Long song #1
The Man's Gone
Author Of Confusion
Long Song #2
Cradle To The Grave
Spirit And The Flesh
Father Of Forgiveness
It all comes out
at about 79 minutes – just short enough to fit on one CD –
praise God !
Porcupine Tree are still in the studio working on their new album. 14
tracks are in various states of progress, from which the final running
order of 9 or 10 will be selected:
So Called Friend
The Start of Something Beautiful
Arriving Somewhere But Not Here
Glass Arm Shattering
Mother and Child Divided
They hope to have some audio clips available later in the Summer as
the album nears completion.
Contrary to rumours the album remains untitled at present, and no
release date is confirmed.
Message from Stuart
(from the Galahad Mailing list)
Room 801 is
after YOUR opinion. As you will have read on the site, work on the
next GALAHAD studio album is well under way; it's more than just a
twinkle in the band's collective eye. But even at this stage, there's
still an opportunity to influence how the recording will work out.
There's a thread
running on this very subject on our new forum right now. As Dean Baker
puts it, "Should we try and keep our progressive roots or break away
into a much more commercial sound?" Whatdyathink? Views of all
persuasions are warmly welcomed.
to put your oar in.
All the best,
The newest album by Saens (France)
Prophet In A statistical World
... freely inspired
by famous anticipation novels and dystopian stories :
World - Aldous Huxley
- H. G. Wells
Day - Ira Levin
occasion to rediscover these masterpieces that may reveal themselves
as terrible prophecies of our our so civilized world...
Don't be afraid ! Come over
and take a look at their...
STATISTICAL WORLD !!!!
production of Hubi Meisel's 3rd album is in progress and Hubi has just
entered the studio again. Likewise
EmOcean (Lion Music,
2004), the next album will become a complex concept album with
international top-class musicians.
new line up is:
Hubi Meisel -
Vivien Lalu -
Marcel Coenen -
Jorge Salán -
Andrea, Mago de Oz)
Daniel Flores -
Johan Niemann -
release is scheduled for spring/summer 2005.
+++BOOK OF REFLECTIONS+++
June 25, the debut album of Lion Music's the new international Power
Metal project BOOK OF REFLECTIONS will be released. Hubi has recorded
vocals for 3 tracks of this album, which features
Lars Eric Mattson
and more! The album will also be available in Japan via King Records.
Further information & MP3s on www.HubiMeisel.com
This album can also be ordered at a fair price in Hubi's online shop!
audio visual department of the Steve Hackett site has been burning
the midnight oil to bring you exclusive live GTR footage, and it's
now available for streamin' from the Hackett website. Go here ...
For those of you who don't know (if any!), GTR was a group formed in
the '80's by Steve Howe from Yes and Steve Hackett, recording just
one studio album before disbanding - therefore live footage is
you want to see a clip of the Blackfield album by Steven Wilson and
his friend Aviv Geffen go to
Those of you in the US will have a chance to catch our favourite
'tour guitarist' again soon - John Wesley is supporting Marillion on
their upcoming US tour!
dates are here:
Dead Soul Tribe
The new Dead Soul Tribe album “The January Tree” will be released on
August 30th by
the end of July, Inside Out Music will release a special edition of
the Ayreon albums, “Universal Migrator”. Both albums will be packed
as a double CD.
June 11, 2004
an exclusive preview of the cover of Threshold's forthcoming studio
album Subsurface. The album is due for release on August 3rd.
Mission Profile (8.15)
2. Ground Control (7.10)
3. Opium (6.47)
4. Stop Dead (4.18)
5. The Art Of Reason (10.17)
6. Pressure (5.13)
7. Flags And Footprints (4.57)
8. Static (5.06)
9. The Destruction Of Words (6.10)
Karl Groom: guitars
Nick Midson: guitars
Steve Anderson: bass
Johanne James: drums
release of Asia's new studio album "Silent Nation" has been delayed
for about a month. The release dates are now:
- August 30 in Europe
- August 31 in North America
In addition, their label, InsideOut, has posted the following on their
US web site:
"Asia will offer their fans a choice when their new album Silent
Nation comes out August 31. It will be available in both a standard,
music-only version, and as a special edition that comes with a DVD
called 'The Making Of Silent Nation.' The DVD will have new interviews
with the band members and footage of them working on 'Silent Nation.'
Asia is planning a summer tour of North America. The first announced
show is June 16th at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston,
Michigan, on a bill with Kansas."
***Next single announced!
Due to the huge chart success of Ayreon - The Human Equation,
we are happy to announce the next single to be released is an
alternative version of 'Day Sixteen: Loser' called 'Loser'. It
will be the so-called 'Star One version'. Joost van den Broek (Star
One, After Forever) and Arjen Lucassen battle it out in a
true-to-form keyboard versus guitar battle, with electric
violin by Robert Baba thrown in for good measure. Also
(Star One) recorded new bass guitar especially for the single.
And Ed Warby added some extra 'zing' to his performance also.
(Star One Version)
How You Gonna See Me Now
(Alice Cooper cover by
Mike Baker and Arjen Lucassen)
Into the Black Hole
(recorded live at 'Stairway to
Heaven' Pre-release party April 18, 2004)
(special acoustic version feat.
Ewa Albering on flute and Dewi Kerstens on cello, vocals by Irene
Release date: 19 july 2004.
Message from Lorian (Holland)
May 22nd, Lorian had a gig in Antwerp with the Belgian band Mindgames.
You can see some nice pictures of that show on the Prog-Nose site
(thanks to Jany)
Lorian closed the gig with the track “The Last Chord”, and it turned
out to have a symbolic value...
After 3 years of coöperation, there are some changes in the line-up of
Marc Besselink (vocals/piano/composer) has decided to get on with the
Life Cycle project on his own. He’s forming a new band with bass
player Jeroen Vriend.
It’s still unkown which name they will use. If you have questions,
mail them to
remaining members of Lorian, Pepijn (synthesizer/composer), Eric
(drums) and Rene (guitar) continue with Lorian and will search for new
members on a short notice. They are working on some new symphonic
material. More about this in the usual Lorian Newsletter. For
questions about this, mail to
can find more information on
Lorian wishes to thank you for the enthousiasm during the last years.
We hope to meet you soon, in front of one of the stages in Holland
Eric, Marc, Pepijn, Jeroen and Rene
Six wins the national band contest “Metalbattle 2004”.
End of May, we’ve played in the final rounds of Metalbattle,
The results of the evening:
1. Day Six
See my Solution
We’ve won 14 our of recordings at the
Losser, where we also recorded our debut album “Eternal Dignity”. And
next year we’ll be playing at the final rounds of Metalbattle 2005
during the jury-considerations.
Because of the high quality of the bands and the very good atmosphere
between them, the idea grow to set up a “Metalbattle final bands
package”. Hopefully you’ll hear more about that later on.
For more info, check the
The new Alan Parsons album "A Valid
Path" will be released August 2004 by:
US: 5.1 Entertainment
Europe: Eagle Rock
This will be the first record without
his long-time bandmates Ian Bairnson, and Stuart Elliott. The new
album will take Alan in a new direction and into the world of
Artists appearing on this record
include: Nortec Collective, The Crystal Method, Shpongle, PJ Olsson,
and Pink Floyd's David Gilmour.
The cover artwork for "A Valid Path"
(left) was created by Storm Thorgerson. (Pink Floyd artwork)