XANADU IS SIGNED TO PROGROCK RECORDS AND RELEASE "THE LAST SUNRISE"
31 Jul 2011Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – 28 June 2011 – Xanadu was founded in May 2008 by a couple of local Polish musicians, who felt the need to play ambitious music with a hint of melancholy, yet with some rock inside. This is, in a sense, a continuation of "the old Xanadu" from the 90's - Hubert Murawski (drummer) binds the two bands, while Mariusz Duda went on to form Riverside. "The Last Sunrise" is an intelligent mixture of ambitious and emotional music with significant rock character. Comprised of 7
AKIN IS SIGNED TO PROGROCK RECORDS AND RELEASE “THE WAY THINGS END”
31 Jul 2011Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – 6 June 2011 – "The way things end" is an hour plus, 15 track adventure, mixing progressive rock, metal, pop music and a bit of jazz. A string quartet from the Conservatoire National de Musique et de Danse de Lyon performs on it along with a classical flute, percussion and some other exotic instruments, such as the dilruba. The result is, as recently noted by an English reviewer, "a work of harmonious contrasts, (...) a jazzy liveliness but with a melancholy gothic
Factory of Dreams release "Melotronical"
31 Jul 2011Me·lo·tron.i·cal adj. 1. Of or relating to Melody and Tronic elements: a mechanical melodic feeling/emotion; 2. Affected or stirred by music in symbiosis with tronic motion: an emotional melody in syncopation with pulsating machinery; 3. Arousing or intended to arouse music: an emotional appeal to music synchronized with electronics; 4. Something inexplicable, a combination of melody, nature, atoms, … MELOTRONICAL is the 3rd Factory of Dreams album. A conceptual CD, revolving around the
THE WINTER TREE IS SIGNED TO PROGROCK RECORDS AND RELEASE "THE WINTER TREE"
31 Jul 2011Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – 31 May 2011 – THE WINTER TREE (formerly MAGUS) is a band formed by composer/multi-instrumentalist Andrew Laitres(a.k.a. Andrew Robinson) with vocalist/guitarist Mark Bond and his wife Deb Bond on keyboards. In late 2010 Andrew decided to rename the band THE WINTER TREE, after the song of the same title by one of Andrew's favorite bands, Renaissance. Andrew, along with new bandmates Deb and Mark Bond, released the self-titled CD "The Winter Tree" in mid 2011 with ProgRock
NINE STONES CLOSE IS SIGNED TO PROGROCK RECORDS AND RELEASE "TRACES"
31 Jul 2011Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – 25 January 2011 – Traces is a journey through loss, growing up and getting older. Letting things go and learning how to move on. Asking questions that don't have immutable answers, telling stories that don't necessarily have happy endings. Coming to terms with things you can't change or control. Mood music, not for elevators. Understanding that being alive sometimes means hurting, but somehow uplifting rather than morose. The influences on this textured sound are quite
PROGROCK RECORDS AND QUIXOTE-MUSIC ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP
31 Jul 2011Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – 10 November 2010 -- ProgRock Records and QuiXote-Music are proud to announce their new strategic partnership where ProgRock Records will distribute QuiXote-Music new release from Poor Genetic Material "Island Noises", a double concept CD that is a creative reimagining of William Shakespeare's "The Tempest". Shawn Gordon, President of ProgRock Records had this to say, "I’ve known and worked with Philipp and QuiXote almost since the time I founded the label and I’ve
PROGROCK RECORDS AND REINGOLD RECORDS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP
31 Jul 2011Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – 19 August 2010 -- ProgRock Records and Reingold Records are proud to announce their new strategic partnership where ProgRock Records will distribute Reingold Records new solo release from Hasse Fröberg "Future Past" from the vocalist of The Flower Kings. Shawn Gordon, President of ProgRock Records had this to say, "Jonas is an icon in our progressive community and someone I’ve been a fan of musically for many years. I was excited last year when he announced his new
41POINT9 IS SIGNED TO PROGROCK RECORDS
31 Jul 2011Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – 28 September 2010 – 41POINT9 is comprised of Bob Madsen, Brian Cline (original vocalist and founding member of Enchant) and Kenny Steel. Joining them on the album are both drummers from Spock’s Beard namely Nick D’Virgilio and Jimmy Keegan. Musically the band focuses a lot on melody and slightly longer format songs, you can hear some hints of Toto, Enchant, Kino and Spock’s Beard in their music. The band had this to say: "We (41POINT9) aren't really sure ProgRock
Prog Rock Records to release new David Minasian album featuring guest appearance by Andrew Latimer of Camel
31 Jul 2011Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – 20 July 2010 – David Minasian has formally signed to the ProgRock Records label for the release of his new album titled Random Acts of Beauty which features legendary Camel guitarist Andrew Latimer on the 12 and a half minute epic opening track titled Masquerade. Shawn Gordon, President & CEO of Prog Rock Records, says: "I love those rare occasions when I get to discover an artist in my own backyard and we can get together and just talk about the music we love. Meeting
UNWRITTEN PAGES IS SIGNED TO PROGROCK RECORDS AND RELEASES THE ALBUM "NOAH"
31 Jul 2011Rancho Santa Margarita, CA – 13 July 2010 – Unwritten Pages' Noah is an album born out of a passion for progressive, driving music, concept albums and 80's science-fiction films. It combines the broad musical taste of its creator Frederic Epe and the stylistic and unique musical backgrounds of each project member, reaching from rock and metal to Latin influences and more classical/score-oriented arrangements. The album features soaring guitars, fat organs and bone-breaking drums, as well as a