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:

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!

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)

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

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!

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

Interview with Generation Prog founder Michael Schetter

Raffaella Berry has posted an extensive interview with Generation Prog founder Michael Schetter on her music blog “Fire of Unknown Origin”:

http://progmistress.com/2012/03/10/interview-michael-schetter-of-relocatorgeneration-prog-records/

Our online store launches — Exclusive special edition of Coma Ghosts

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

Full Song from “Coma Ghosts” on YouTube

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:

Enjoy!

Relocator and Effloresce sign with Generation Prog Records

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.”

Coma Ghosts will be released on February 10, 2012

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.

Effloresce are a female-fronted prog metal band from Nürnberg

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.

Relocator: An international prog fusion project founded by Stefan Artwin (guitar) and Michael Schetter (bass)

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.

Label contact:
info@generation-prog.com
http://www.generation-prog.com
http://www.facebook.com/generationprogrecords

Relocator on the net:
www.relocator-project.com
www.facebook.com/relocatorproject

Effloresce on the net:
www.effloresceonline.com
www.facebook.com/effloresceonline