Jan 03 2015

Coming soon: THEO – The Game of Ouroboros

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New year, new release: We’re excited to be releasing the debut album from the progressive rock project THEO in collaboration with Big O Records. THEO was founded by Jim Alfredson, otherwise known as the keyboardist for the great modern organ jazz trio Organissimo. “I formed THEO because I wanted to hear the kind of music I grew up listening to as a kid. Remember putting on the headphones, putting the needle in the groove, opening the gatefold, and letting the music take you to another place? That’s what THEO is about,” says Alfredson. Inspired by classic bands like Yes, ELP, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, and Genesis, THEO brings epic songwriting and sweeping narratives back to the forefront with contemporary sensibilities and production.

Here’s an excerpt from the title track of the album:

THEO’s debut album is called The Game of Ouroboros and consists of 6 tracks with a total playing time of 58 minutes. On January 27, 2015 it will be available as a download, as an audio CD and as a special edition with audio CD and a 5.1 mix in 24 bit / 96 kHz on Blu-ray Disc (BD-R format). We’re already taking pre-orders via our online store!

Here’s a complete song to give you another taste of the album – These Are the Simple Days:

Nov 05 2014

We’ll have more tickets available at the door!

The pre-sale for this year’s Generation Prog Festival has been a great success. We’ve managed to sell our entire pre-sale allotment of tickets with 10 more days to go until the event.

But don’t fret: We’ll have some more tickets available at the door! However, we recommend arriving early – which should be a must anyway, given the great bands playing!

Oct 29 2014

Last call for the hotel package deals

Please note: We will only be able to accept orders for the hotel package deals until 3 p.m. on October 31, because that’s the booking deadline or the hotel rooms. So if you want to take advantage of this affordable offer, don’t hesitate any longer!

And the ticket pre-sale is also coming to an end: As of today (October 29), only 40 remain available. The plan is to offer some more at the counter, but the exact number of those is unclear, as we don’t know with 100% certainty how many people we’ll be allowed to let into the MUZclub. So if you want to be there, make sure to order your ticket soon, otherwise it could be too late!

Oct 15 2014

Free download compilation for the Generation Prog Festival 2014 released

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Our friends at Prog Sphere have just released a free download compilation featuring all bands performing at this year’s Generation Prog Festival – including an exclusive edit of a brand-new Haken song from their upcoming EP Restoration! And more: Since the festival bands would only amount to about 30 minutes of music, we’ve added songs by bands from our label Generation Prog Records to make for a total playing time of 76 minutes – yes, you can burn your own CD! Among them a song from the new Cea Serin album that came out last week and an exclusive advance track from THEO, a prog rock project that we expect to be talked about quite a bit when its debut album is released in November. Download the free compilation “The New Generation of Prog 2014″ here:
https://prog-sphere.bandcamp.com/album/progstravaganza-special-the-new-generation-of-prog-2014

Sep 03 2014

Listen to the new Cea Serin album in its entirety

The Vibrant Sound of Bliss and DecayYou can now listen to the new album from Cea Serin, The Vibrant Sound of Bliss and Decay, in its entirety on Bandcamp. Find out why many magazines are calling the CD one of the best prog metal albums of the year!!

http://generationprog.bandcamp.com/album/the-vibrant-sound-of-bliss-and-decay

Downloads will be available on the official release date – October 6. Until then we’re only taking CD pre-orders. As usual, we’re offering an instant download of the full album to everyone who pre-orders the CD to tide you over!

Aug 06 2014

Coming soon: Cea Serin – The Vibrant Sound of Bliss and Decay

The Vibrant Sound of Bliss and Decay

We’re very excited to welcome another band on an international level to Generation Prog Records: Cea Serin. Even before their debut, these guys from Louisiana were rocking the charts at mp3.com, and with their 2004 album “… Where Memories Combine …”, they established themselves as a unique band whose metal is without a doubt progressive, yet manages to avoid the all-too-familiar paths taken by bands like Dream Theater and their imitators.

Update on September 2: New date, advance download offer!
Their new album “The Vibrant Sound of Bliss and Decay” is scheduled for release on October 6. We’re already taking pre-orders via our online store! If you pre-order the CD directly from us, you can request a free advance download of the album right away!

Here’s a lyric video for a complete song from the upcoming album to whet your appetite – The Victim Cult:

Jul 28 2014

Pre-order tickets and hotel combos now!

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Tickets and hotel combo deals for the Generation Prog Festival 2014 can now be pre-ordered via our online store! The following deals are available:

The Derag Livinghotel Maximilian is the official partner hotel of the festivals. The comfortable 4-star hotel lies within walking distance from the festival location, the MUZclub, Nürnberg. The hotel packages are initially limited to 30 rooms, although the hotel might increase this number later. We definitely recommend ordering early!

The default combo is for a night from November 15 (the date of the festival) to November 16. If you want to add more nights at equally affordable rates, get in touch with us at sales@generation-prog.com!

Pre-order now!

Update September 13:
The tickets are now in stock and can be ordered directly!

Jun 22 2014

Generation Prog Festival 2014 announced

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We can finally announce the date of our next festival – and we can already confirm the lineup!

Generation Prog Festival 2014
November 15, 2014
MUZclub, Nürnberg

Lineup:

23:00 – Haken (UK/Mexico/USA)
21:30 – Relocator & Special Guests (Germany/Netherlands)
20:25 – Kristoffer Gildenlöw & Band (Sweden/Netherlands)
19:20 – Exivious (Netherlands)
18:00 – Beyond the Bridge (Germany/Belgium)

17:30 – Doors open

Mar 27 2014

Now available: On the Virg – The Anatomy of Live (DVD)

We are very happy to be able to offer this brand-new DVD from Australia in our online store. On the Virg is the Australian band that Virgil Donati played with before the foundation of Planet X. Their only album Serious Young Insects from 1999 is a true prog fusion classic. In August 2012 a reunion of the band took place, this time with Virgil’s planet X bandmate Doug Shreeve on bass. The concert in Melbourne was filmed and is now available as a live DVD, featuring tracks from On the Virg, Planet X and Virgil Donati’s solo album In This Life – a must for all fans of polyrhythms, prog riffing and fusion improvs! Order your copy now!

Update April 10, 2014: This DVD is currently sold out!

OTV_The_Anatomy_of_Live_coverTrack listing:
1. Desert Girl
2. Malfunction
3. Kingdom of Dreams
4. Eleven
5. Trencherman
6. Dragon Bones
7. Eternity
8. Red Air
9. In This Life
10. Pyramids on Mars
11. Rhythm 7/13 (drum & bass duet)
12. Me, Myself and I (Virgil’s solo)
13. The Thinking Stone
14. Running from the Aliens
15. Alien Hip-Hop

Simon Hosford – guitar
Phil Turcio – keyboards
Doug Shreeve – bass
Virgil Donati – drums

approx. 106 minutes, no region code, NTSC, 16:9, Dolby Digital 2.0

Aug 25 2013

Official album trailer: Circle of Illusion – Jeremias

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