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

Aug 17 2013

Coming soon: Circle of Illusion – Jeremias – Foreshadow of Forgotten Realms

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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.

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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 06 2013

Official album trailer for Alessandro Bertoni – Keystone

Aug 04 2013

Coming soon: Alessandro Bertoni – Keystone

Alessandro Bertoni 1 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: Alessandro_Bertoni_Keystone_1400 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

Tickets for “Jazz meets Metal” now available!

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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

Generation Prog live: Jazz meets Metal – April 12, 2013

We can finally announce the date and the line-up for our next live event:

Generation Prog live – Jazz meets Metal
April 12, 2013
Luise – The Cultfactory, Nürnberg

Panzerballett (Germany/Austria)
Special Providence (Hungary)
Relocator (Germany/Netherlands)

Apr 07 2012

Our artists’ live schedule 2012

You can catch our artists live in concert in many places this April, May and June:

Relocator:

April 13: Nürnberg (Luise – The Cultfactory)
with Dreamscape, Counter-World Experience, Effloresce

April 14: Rüsselsheim (Das Rind)
with Haken, Flaming Row

Effloresce:

April 13: Nürnberg (Luise – The Cultfactory)
with Dreamscape, Counter-World Experience, Relocator

May 12: Groß-Gerau (Kulturcafé)
with Arven

May 25 to 27: Lydney, Gloucestershire, UK (Town Hall) – Fused Festival 2012
with Andromeda, Subsignal, Leprous, Stream of Passion and more

Unfortunately, Fused Festival 2012 was cancelled on May 3!

June 16: Nürnberg (MUZclub)
with Adjust the Sun

Mar 17 2012

Pre-sale starts, hotel combo deals available!

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:

Single ticket

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
* Breakfast

60 Euro

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

90 Euro

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

Generation Prog live – April 13, 2012

We can finally confirm the next Generation Prog live event:

April 13
Luise – The Cultfactory, Nürnberg

The following bands have now been confirmed:

Dreamscape (CD release gig!)
Relocator
Counter-World Experience (CD release gig!)
Effloresce

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

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