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June 2014 - Issue 106
Progressive Rock CD Reviews
Accolade - Legends (Vinyl)
Michael Barry-Rec - Continuum
John Bassett - Unearth
Gustavo De Beauville - Volume 1
Dewa Budjana - and Jimmy Johnson & Vinnie Colaiuta - Surya Namaskar
Peter Calandra - Inner Circle
Clearlight - Impressionist Symphony
Clark Colborn - Frank Made Me Do It
Copernicus - Immediate Eternity II
Dark Model - Dark Model
Delusion Squared - The Final Delusion
The Devine Xperience - The Devine Xperience
Terry Draper - When the World Was Young
Druckfarben - Second Sound
Kev Ellis - Space Cadet
Eluusif - Hey Ya (Digital Single)
Focus - Hocus Pocus: The Best of Focus
Gong - Angel’s Egg
Keef Hartley Band - Live At Aachen Open Air Festival 1970
Henry Cow - Western Culture
Intelligent Music Project II - My Kind O’ Lovin’
Jakko M. Jakszyk - Waves Sweep the Sand
Jethro Tull - Live at Hammersmith ’84
Mangoseed - Basquiat
Brian May and Kerry Ellis - Acoustic by Candlelight
The Move - Live at the Fillmore 1969
Nattefrost - Different Stages (Vinyl)
Necromonkey - A Glimpse of Possible Endings
Neomythics - More Protection
Mike Oldfield - Songs of Distant Earth
Marcelo Paganini - 2012 Space Traffic Jam
Pray for Brain - None of the Above
Xavi Reija - Resolution
Rocket Scientists - Supernatural Highway
RPWL - Wanted
Hendrik Schapel, Bertram Engel, Eddie McGrogan - One or Zero – The Lost Album
Erik Scott - And the Earth Bleeds
Sea Level - On the Edge
Soft Machine - Virtually
Sontaag - Sontaag
Styx - Paradise Theater (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
Supertramp - Crisis? What Crisis?
Sylvian/Fripp - Damage
Syndone - Odysseas
Tohpati - Tribal Dance
Tuval Cain - Forging the Future
Various Artists - Son of Kraut – The Next Generation of Kraut Rock
Vie Jester - Cognisense EP
Weather Report - Black Market
Damian Wilde - Nouveau Noir
Xanima - Prototype: Homo Sapiens
Metal/Prog Metal CD Reviews
Annihilator - Feast (Deluxe Three Disc Version)
From Hell - Ascent from Hell
Gamma Ray - Empire of the Undead
Judas Priest - Turbo
Non-Prog CD Reviews
Simon Adams - Simon Adams
Aubergine MACHINE - Hostage (Digital Single)
Beverly Girl - Feather and Dust
Books on Fate - Myth of Trust (single)
Bossiie - Tjovitjo
Jack Bruce - Silver Rails
The Butterfield Blues Band - East West (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
Eric Clapton - Behind the Sun (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
Fast Eddie Clarke - Make My Day – Back to Blues
Judy Collins - Live in Ireland
Craving Strange - A Life Exceptional
Deep Purple - Live in California 74
Mike Delledera Band - Wakeupsidedowntown
Direct Divide - Bridges
EdTang and the Chops - EdTang and the Chops EP
Don Felder - Road to Forever: Extended Edition
Furious Jones - Bread and Circuses
Gasmilk - 2 of Us
Go Robot, Go - Good Vibes in Fashion Wear
Godhead - The Shadow Realigned
Gypsy Lumberjacks - Pulling Upon the Strap
Joel Havea - Strings and Wood EP
Heart - Magazine (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
Juliette Jules - Black Crow EP
Lovesick Saints - Dia De Los Muertos
John Mayall - and the Bluesbreakers – Stories/Road Dogs/In the Palace of the King
Keith Allan Mitchell - This Clumsy World
Oasis - Definitely Maybe (Remastered Deluxe Edition)
Peter, Paul and Mary - Peter, Paul and Mary (Limited Edition Hybrid SACD version)
The Raskins - The Raskins
Ready Never - Eleutherophobia
Julian Rhine - No God Flow (digital single)
Cinco Santos - Duplicidad
Sevendust - Time Travelers & Bonfires
She Bears - We Will Be Fossils
The Sours - The Sours
Tachyon - Teleportation
Matt Townsend and the Wonder of the World - Matt Townsend and the Wonder of the World
Joe Tripp and the Hops - Six Songs
Various Artists - Spirit of Sireena Volume 8
War Poets - American Police State
DVD/Video Reviews
Dio - Live In London Hammersmith Apollo 1993 DVD
Grant Hart - Every Everything: The Music, Life & Times of Grant Hart DVD
Brian May and Kerry Ellis - The Candelight Concerts Live At Montreux 2013 DVD
Lou Reed - Classic Albums: Transformer & Live At Montreux 2000 BluRay
Toto - 35th Anniversary Toto Live in Poland DVD
Various Artists - Punk in Africa DVD
Suzanne Vega - Live: Solitude Standing DVD
Interviews
Accolade
Druckfarben
Concert Reviews
Primal Fear
Geoff Tate
The Winery Dogs
 
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Beyond that, we have a physical only requirement. That means it has to be a physical release to the public and we have to have a physical review copy (there are a couple exceptions to that rule - just keep reading). We no longer accept CDrs because we had some problems with some recent ones that became a lot of extra work. We do waive the "physical only" requirement in a couple of instances. First, we offer expedited reviews. Those cost 40 dollars for an album and 20 dollars for a single. With those we waive the physical only requirement and it guarantees the review will make the next issue (as long as it comes in with at least two weeks left until next issue - and sometimes we can fit them in with less time than that.) The expedited review is sometimes a really good idea for things that don't fit under progressive rock. That's because we started as a prog only publication and although we expanded from that, we still keep each issue half progressive rock in honor of the readers who have been with us from the start. That means that if something isn't prog it can take a couple issues before we can fit it in.
 
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Thanks for the issue: Kyle Brower, Terry Draper, Edouard Durocher, Randy George, Tommy James, Percy Jones, Bob Lord, Dan Miller, Matt Penco, Caroline Schneider, Ben Talmi, Alessandro Valle, Chipster PR, Cuneiform Records, The End Records, Glass Onyon PR, InsideOut America, Jensen Communications, Kayos Productions, Magna Carta Records, Mazur PR, Nuclear Blast, Papago Records, Sony, SPV, Think Tank Media,Virgin Records, WRIC Media, Bret Adams, Jeff Albright, Kymm Britton, Amanda Cagan, Kevin Chiaramonte, Joel Craig, Kim Davis, Dave at Earsplit PR, Andrew Demarest,  Damon Eames, Jon Freeman, Bobbie Gale, Dustin Goldfarb, Mike Greenblatt, Neil Greenwood, Chris Hacker, Dan Hanley, Samantha Haycock, Meghan Helsel, Matthew Ingham, Billy James, Mark James, Just Johnny of Rock The Hungry, Tziona Katz, Carol Kaye, Lauren Kirkland, Agnieszka Kulpiska of Metal Mind Productions (Poland), Lise Blackford, Amanda Charney, Ryan Dawson, John Lappen, Anne Leighton, Melissa Levine, Bari Lieberman, Christine Mackie, Cary Mansfield, Michael Mazur, James Moore, Brian Roche, Chip Ruggieri, Steve Ryan, Amy Sciarretto, Alex Steininger of In Music We Trust, Susan Stewart, TJ Tauriello, Monte Von Struck, Stephanie Watanabe, Clint Weiler, Ben Williams, Drew Willis, Jonathan Wolfson, John Pierpoint, Ed Unitsky and Greg Johnson.
 

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