Progressive Rock Music News You Might Have Missed

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Here at Prog Rock News, we want to make sure you don’t miss a beat when it comes to the latest progressive rock music news. Check us out for the latest on your favorite bands!

New Releases

Each week, we update our New Releases section with the latest progressive rock music news. Here are some of the highlights from this week’s update:

-The Neal Morse Band has released a new live album, “The Great Adventure – Live in Brno 2019.”
-Rock band Spock’s Beard has released a new album, “Noise Floor.”
-Yes keyboardist Rick Wakeman will be releasing a new solo album, “Piano Portraits 2,” on April 17th.
-Influential prog rock band Jethro Tull is set to release a new box set, “50 for 50,” on May 8th.

Upcoming Releases

With so many incredible albums coming out this year, it can be hard to keep up. Here are some of the most highly-anticipated progressive rock releases of 2019:

-Steven Wilson: To the Bone (August 18)
-Grizzly Bear: Painted Ruins (August 18)
-Slowdive: Slowdive (May 5)
-Mogwai: Every Country’s Sun (September 1)
-Godspeed You! Black Emperor: Luciferian Towers (September 22)


In recent years, the line between Progressive Rock andMetal has blurred, as Prog has taken on a heavier edge while Metal has become more experimental. But there are still bands that adhere to the more traditional rules of Progginess, and these five releases prove that Prog is very much alive and well in 2018.

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In recent months, a number of high-profile progressive rock artists have given interviews in which they discuss their craft, their music, and the state of the genre. Here are some highlights from these interviews that you might have missed.

In an interview with Loudersound, Steve Wilson of Porcupine Tree discusses the making of the band’s new album, The Incident. Wilson describes the album as “an hour-long journey through what [he] see[s] as the dark side of human nature,” and says that it was inspired in part by his own struggles with depression.

In an interview with Prog Archives, Tony Banks of Genesis Discusses the band’s new album, We Can’t Dance. Banks describes the album as “a return to our roots,” and says that it was inspired by the band’s desire to recapture the sound of their early work.

In an interview with Classic Rock Magazine, Derek Sherinian of Dream Theater discusses the making of the band’s new album, A Dramatic Turn of Events. Sherinian describes the album as “a concept album about fate and free will,” and says that it was inspired by his own experiences with 9/11 and other world events.


If you’re a fan of progressive rock music, then you might have missed some of the biggest news stories from the past year. Here are some of the highlights:

-In January, King Crimson announced that they would be headlining the Cruise to the Edge festival. This will be the first time the band has performed in North America in over five years.
-In February, it was announced that Pink Floyd would be releasing a new album in October. The album, titled “The Endless River,” will be their first studio album in over 20 years.
-March saw the release of a new album from Dream Theater. The self-titled album is their first with new drummer Mike Mangini, and debuted at number one on the Billboard charts.
-April saw the release of a new live album fromYes. ” LIKE IT IS: YES AT THE SYMPHONIA ” was recorded during their 2014 world tour and features all new recordings of classic Yes songs.


A lot has happened in the world of progressive rock music in the last few months. Here are some of the biggest stories you might have missed.

-Dream Theater drummer Mike Mangini has announced he will be taking a break from touring with the band due to health concerns. Mangini suffers from focal dystonia, a condition that causes involuntary muscle contractions.

-Zakk Wylde, former guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne, has announced he will be rejoining Black Label Society. Wylde had left the band in 2009 to focus on his solo career.

-Steven Wilson, frontman of Porcupine Tree, has announced that his new solo album will be titled ‘Hand. Cannot. Erase.’ The album is scheduled for release on February 27th, 2015.


Prog Rock music is one of the most interesting and unique genres of music. It is a style that often fuses together different types of music, which can make it difficult to keep up with all the news. Here are some rumors you might have missed about Prog Rock:

1. Yes Are Working on a New Album
The legendary prog rock band Yes is rumored to be working on a new album. This would be their first album since 2014’s Heaven & Earth. The band has been relatively quiet over the last few years, so this news comes as a bit of a surprise. However, it’s exciting news for fans of the group.

2. Neal Morse Is Releasing a New Solo Album
Neal Morse, best known for his work with Spock’s Beard and Transatlantic, is set to release a new solo album in 2019. The album is titled The Great Adventure and is said to be a concept album about the life of America’s 16th president, Abraham Lincoln.

3. Dream Theater Might Be Releasing New Music Soon
While nothing has been confirmed yet, there have been rumors that Dream Theater might be releasing new music in 2019. The band has been relatively quiet over the last few years, so this would be exciting news for fans of the group.

Live Shows

If you love prog music, then you might want to check out some of the great live shows that have been announced recently. Some of the top names in the genre will be performing, so this is a great opportunity to catch them live. Here are some of the progressive rock music news highlights:

-Dream Theater will be touring North America this fall, with stops in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and more.
-Yes will also be touring North America this fall, with stops in Toronto, Boston, and Seattle.
– Transatlantic will be touring Europe this fall, with stops in Germany, Poland, and the Netherlands.
– The Neal Morse Band will be touring Europe and North America this fall/winter, with stops in the UK, US, Canada, and more.


Progstock, the world’s first ever progressive rock festival hosted by Monkey Puzzle House, celebrated its second year in Rahway, New Jersey last October. The two-day event boasted an impressive lineup of both local and international progressive rock acts, culminating in a headlining set by the legendary Adrian Belew Power Trio.

In addition to celebrating Progstock’s success, Monkey Puzzle House also used the occasion to announce their next project: a three-day festival called RoSfest, set to take place in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania from May 3-5, 2019. The initial lineup for RoSfest was also announced, featuring headliners Spock’s Beard, Glass Hammer, and Norwegian prog act Airbag.


In case you missed it, here are some recent progressive rock music news items:


Prog-rock band Coheed and Cambria are holding a contest for fans to submit their own versions of the band’s song “The Dark Sentencer.” The winning video will be featured on the band’s website and social media channels.

Tool is holding a remix contest for their song “Invincible.” The winning remix will be featured on the band’s official website.

skinnedCartree is holding a cover contest for their song “Reverse World.” The winning cover will be featured on the band’s YouTube channel.

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