Smashing Pumpkins bassist to join The Red Paintings

They're the little art rock band who could - and it seems, they are - Geelong-formed The Red Paintings have just announced that Smashing Pumpkins bassist Nicole Fiorentino will be joining the band on US TV, as they premiere their new 'Wasps' stage show. The band will premiere their new lineup ...

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By Michael Solo| News

If you're anything like me, this headline sends a shiver of excitement through you. Thanks to The Quietus for this report (http://thequietus.com/articles/13434-king-crimson-reform): Robert Fripp has announced the reformation of King Crimson. Yesterday, Fripp updated his online diary for ...

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By Michael Solo| News
65daysofstatic announce new album ‘Wild Light’

UK experimental rock legends 65daysofstatic have announced their 6th studio album 'Wild Light' will be released in Australia on November 1st through Bird's Robe Records The electronic-prog pioneers toured Australia for the first time this year with Sydney post-rockers sleepmakeswaves and are n ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Israel’s Orphaned Land announce Aussie dates

Israel's oriental metal band ORPHANED LAND are heading to Australia next March for the first time. The band are renowned internationally for fusing elements of traditional Middle Eastern music with progressive heavy metal, and over the years have supported the likes of METALLICA, AMORPHIS and DI ...

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By Mitch Booth| News

The lineup for PROGFEST SYDNEY was announced last night on prog radio program 'Close To The Edge' on Sydney's FBi Radio.   If you missed it, here's the full list of artists:   MENISCUS SHANGHAI CALIGULA'S HORSE (QLD) MUSHROOM GIANT (VIC) APPARITIONS OF NULL AT ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Toehider release new single and show dates

Australia's most profilic progressive rock act, Toehider, have release a new single 'Whatever Makes You Feel Superior'. Channelling equal parts Queen, Devin Townsend, Porcupine Tree and Steel Panther, this epic track is up now on the Bird's Robe Records page http://birdsrobe.bandcamp.com/al ...

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By Michael Solo| News
We Lost The Sea release video for ‘Barkhan Charge’

Post-metal outfit We Lost The Sea have released posthumously the video for their epic track 'Barkhan Charge' in tribute to their late singer, Chris Torpy. Torpy tragically took his own life earlier this year, after suffering from depression. The Sydney band has performed just twice since then, ...

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By Michael Solo| News

UK experimental hardcore quintet Rolo Tomassi have announced a headline Australian tour for this September/October. The band will play a slew of dates come Spring in support of third studio album 'Astraea' - out now through their own Destination Moon label. Joining the band for the shows will ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Unitopia release ‘One Night In Europe’ live album

One of Australia’s biggest progressive rock exports, UNITOPIA have released their epic 2-disc live slab ‘One Night In Europe’. The set was recorded during the band’s successful 2010 European tour, and highlights their memorable performance at The Netherlands’ famous De Boerderij. ...

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By Michael Solo| News

DEVIN TOWNSEND is one of the most admired and celebrated figures in the progressive metal world. Never one to sit idly, DEVIN TOWNSEND’s new album ‘Epicloud’ stands as the summation of his brilliant career to date and he is set to tour Australian again this October, with a show spann ...

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By Michael Solo| News