Aug 17 2013
A progressive rock opera for the 21st Centry: Circle of Illusion present an epic concept album with almost 80 minutes of prog rock with a Hollywood widescreen sound.
After four years of hard work, the Austrian symphonic progressive rock octet is about to release its debut album “Jeremias – Foreshadow of Forgotten Realms”. Composer and keyboardist Gerald Peter developed the dramatic concept about Jeremy, who’s caught in a dream world, together with lyricist and vocalist Taris Brown and gathered excellent musicians to bring the work onto CD as well as onto the stage. Brown himself plays the eponymous Jeremy, the female leads were handled by Cara Cole (as the mysterious Jelena) and Elga Shafran (as Jeremy’s wife Sarah). Musically, the album features progressive rock without regard for genre boundaries: The album combines sweeping song structures, driving guitar riffs, virtuosic keyboard lines with a hint of fusion and lots of intricate rhythms with film score-like symphonic elements as well as styles like funk and soul that are rather untypical for prog.
The album will be released simultaneously with Alessandro Bertoni – Keystone on September 9, 2013. The filled-to-capacity CD will come with a likewise generously filled 36-page booklet telling the fantastic story of Jeremy with elaborate artwork.
Both September releases can be preordered via our online store. A download version will be made available to everyone who pre-ordered the album 10 days before the official CD release.
Aug 04 2013
We are very happy to welcome a new artist on an international level to Generation Prog Records: Italian keyboardist Alessandro Bertoni, currently active in Los Angeles. Alessandro made his recording debut with the band Aphelion, whose 2008 album Franticode was mixed by Derek Sherinian. We will release his first solo album Keystone on September 9, 2013: The list of musicians involved truly speaks for itself: Guitar: Brett Garsed (Uncle Moe’s Space Ranch, Garsed & Helmerich, Planet X…) Bass: Ric Fierabracci (that list is far too long to quote here) Drums: Virgil Donati (Planet X, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Vai…) Produced by Derek Sherinian You can now pre-order the CD from our online store! Here’s a first taste of the music, courtesy of Brett Garsed:
Mar 25 2013
We are now selling tickets for “Generation Prog live: Jazz meets Metal” on April 12 via our online store.
Tickets ordered after April 8 will be deposited for you at the counter as we cannot guarantee their delivery in time. Of course we will refund the shipping flat fee in that case!
Jan 16 2013
Apr 07 2012
You can catch our artists live in concert in many places this April, May and June:
May 12: Groß-Gerau (Kulturcafé)
June 16: Nürnberg (MUZclub)
with Adjust the Sun
Mar 17 2012
We are now selling tickets for “Generation Prog live” on April 13 via our online store. Once again we are offering affordable ticket + hotel combo deals. Here’s what’s available:
10 Euro (special pre-sale price)
The Economy Package
* Admission to “Generation Prog live” on April 13, 2012
* Single room at the Wöhrdersee Hotel Mercure from April 13 to 14
The Double Package
* 2x admission to “Generation Prog live” on April 13, 2012
* Double room at the Wöhrdersee Hotel Mercure from April 13 to 14
* 2x breakfast
We have decided to handle pre-sales through e-mail only, so we will not be shipping any tickets. Unfortunately, our shop system automatically adds a flat shipping fee of 3 Euro to each order – of course this fee will be refunded by us!
Mar 13 2012
We can finally confirm the next Generation Prog live event:
Luise – The Cultfactory, Nürnberg
Dreamscape (CD release gig!)
Counter-World Experience (CD release gig!)
We will be announcing the complete lineup, ticket prices and more in the coming days.
Update March 2: Added Counter-World Experience
Update March 4: Added Effloresce
Update March 13: Added flyer with full gig information
Mar 11 2012