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:
Aug 04 2013
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
Feb 05 2012
The new Effloresce album will also be available as a special edition. The only way to obtain this nice collector’s package is through the Generation Prog online store or directly from the band. It includes the following:
- The regular CD edition
- A paper slipcase
- An Effloresce card deck
- A sticker
Jan 15 2012
To stoke anticipation for the upcoming Effloresce album “Coma Ghosts” a bit, the song “Spectre Pt. I: Zorya’s Dawn” is now available on YouTube in its entirety:
Jan 13 2012
Effloresce’s “Coma Ghosts” to be the label’s first release on February 10, 2012
German record label startup Generation Prog Records is proud to announce the first two members of its band roster: The international prog fusion project Relocator and the Nürnberg-based prog metal quintet Effloresce. From jazz fusion to death metal—the stylistic diversity between the two bands is a perfect example of the modern prog approach the new label wants to showcase.
The first Generation Prog Records release will be the upcoming Effloresce album “Coma Ghosts”, scheduled for February 10. Label founder Michael Schetter comments: “It’s both a pleasure and an honor to be working with Effloresce on this album. I’ve been following the band’s career from the very start and it makes me proud to hear them finally unleash their potential with this CD.”
Effloresce combine an exciting blend of influences—ranging from the atmospheric death metal stylings of Opeth to the melodic playfulness of Dream Theater, but with female vocals and even a sprinkling of flute—into a style entirely their own. The new album’s songs, carefully crafted over the past two years, greatly profit from the epic sound courtesy of metal legend Dan Swanö (Edge of Sanity, Opeth and many more), who mixed and mastered the project.
The band had this to say: “The last couple of months were extremely intense and exciting, and being signed to a label created by a talented and capable guy like Michael now tops it all. We cannot wait to show our thirst for action and our gratitude. We think that Generation Prog Records is the perfect home for us, it just feels very natural.” Effloresce will celebrate their new CD’s release on February 10 with a concert at the Nürnberg venue MUZclub, performing the full album live in sequence.
Several minutes of samples from Coma Ghosts are available on YouTube:
Label mates Relocator turned quite a few heads when their self-titled 2010 debut featured former Dream Theater keyboardist Derek Sherinian throughout. The album was praised by critics all over the world and nominated for “best debut album” at the Progawards. The project has since taken to the stage, playing two 2011 gigs with a multinational live band. Guitarist and principal composer Stefan Artwin is currently working on material for the as yet untitled second Relocator album.
The Generation Prog brand first gained international attention with the eponymous 2011 festival which saw both Effloresce and Relocator sharing the stage with some of the finest artists in modern prog: Andromeda, Subsignal, Haken and Exivious. The event drew an international audience from as far away as the UK, Sweden, Italy and the Eastern-most corner of Slovakia. It entailed a barrage of fan requests and band applications for a possible 2012 edition of the festival. The new label extends the Generation Prog brand to provide a home and promotional support for artists operating in the modern progressive music scene.