Free download compilation for the Generation Prog Festival 2014 released


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:

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!!

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!

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, 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:

Pre-order tickets and hotel combos now!

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!

Pre-order now!

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

Generation Prog Festival 2014 announced


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


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

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

Official album trailer: Circle of Illusion – Jeremias

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.

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.

Official album trailer for Alessandro Bertoni – Keystone

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: