Kinetic Element Release 3rd Album
“The Face of Life” February 28, 2019!
Kinetic Element, a band based in Richmond, Virgina (USA) that finally made a mark in the prog world in its tenth year in 2016 by performing at ROSfest and Terra Incognita, and in 2017 at Progtoberfest, has been through some changes in the last couple of years. Sporting a new guitarist and vocalist, and venturing into vinyl for the first time, they composed and recorded their third studio album, “The Face of Life,” during 2017 and 2018. The band, founded and led by veteran multi-keyboardist Mike Visaggio, after breaking into the genre with their first album “Powered by Light” in 2009, garnered acclaim from around the progressive rock universe with their 2015 release of their second band album, “Travelog.” They began becoming known for their epic pieces, containing spiritually uplifting lyrics and symphonic style arrangements following in the footsteps of the founders of the style like Yes and Genesis, as have other great bands like Transatlantic, Knight Area, Frost, Also Eden, and others like them. Reviewers have said that while they can clearly hear the influences, Kinetic Element has molded them into something uniquely their own.
Richard Wright & Dave Harris – Zee “Identity”
Deluxe Box Set Now Available For Pre-order
One of the most intriguing pop music partnerships of the eighties makes it's return – RICK WRIGHT, one of the founder members of PINK FLOYD and who played keyboards on their multi-million selling albums joined forces with DAVE (formerly DEE) HARRIS, best known to music fans as the former singer and guitarist with electro-funk band Fashion. The two, collectively known as ZEE's version of their album, IDENTITY is to be released this year. The album which was recorded at Wright's home studio and Utopia Studios in North London in 82 / 83, utilizes the Fairlight Computer, which has the ability to recreate the sound of any musical instrument. The new partnership was born out of a Greek holiday that Rick Wright had in 1981. Finally Zee is getting the deluxe treatment so many other seminal back catalogue releases have had done.
MONKEY3 To Release New Album "Sphere"
April 12th via Napalm Records
Instrumental rockers MONKEY3 have buckled up for their next interstellar journey. After the success of the 2016 album "Astra Symmetry," the Swiss four piece continues its cosmic journey of space rock, psychedelic, stoner and progressive on their 6th full length studio album "Sphere". MONKEY3 describes the new album: “Spiraling out of a majestic landscape & its untamed environment, 'Sphere' stands for an abstract interpretation of nature's phenomenons, their geometric patterns, and colorful elements. The backbone of MONKEY3's new album is a solid axis around which revolves a multitude of distinct atmospheres - like a wild journey along a winding road - sometimes brutal, sometimes sublime. Here the instrumental roots of the band refract in a prismatic soundscape where each musical beam finds its own space; and yet at the same time they all come together to weave a massive wall of sound.”
THE MUTE GODS launch new title track video
The Mute Gods, featuring Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett), Roger King (Steve Hackett) & Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, The Sea Within), recently announced the release of their third studio album ‘Atheists and Believers’ for March 22nd, 2019.
Here is the title track:https://youtu.be/yCMGNS9XmuE
Nick Beggs comments: “Atheists & Believers is a song about how the media has historically spun certain types of news stories, employing a journalistic style that reduces eye witness accounts to mere hokum.” 'Atheists and Believers’ will be released on Limited CD Digipak, Gatefold 180g 2LP + CD & as a digital album. Pre-order now here: www.insideoutmusicshop.com