We are proud to announce the Free streaming release of our annual compilation “A Year In The Revolution 2018,” featuring 21 tracks by 19 Artists. We feel this may be our best and most diverse annual sampler
As a bonus, Melodic Revolution Records will be giving out a limited number of this digital album, at random, with the purchase of any MRR release through our Bandcamp store, This offer is for a limited time and exclusive to our customers via Bandcamp.
1. Lisa LaRue – Prometheus 18:02
From the Double Retrospective CD Origins
Lisa’s style has been compared to the likes of Rick Wakeman and Keith Emerson, Origins is filled with beautiful prog and feature and some rather amazing musicians such as;
John Payne Asia, GPS), Michael Sadler (Saga), Mitch Perry (Talas, Aerosmith), Gilli Smyth (Gong), Don Schiff (Rocket Scientist,
2. Ten Jinn – Sisyphus – Act 1. 04:14
From the album, Sisyphus, the first of two 2018 release by Ten Jinn and the fourth release by Ten Jinn, Sisyphus, is an eight-part programmatic work that tells the story of the founder and king of Corinth after whom it is named. Because of affronts to the gods, while alive, Sisyphus was condemned in death to spend eternity in Hades rolling a boulder to the top of a mountain, only to have it roll back down each time he completed the task.
3. Darrel Treece-Birch – Why 03:27
From the album The First Step…Is To Take One
Darrel Treece-Birch has recorded a new collection of music filled with gratitude, reflection, hope, wonder and most notable peace for this holiday season. This is Darrel’s fourth solo album. The painting used for the album artwork was provided by Darrel’s son Luke Treece-Birch; a moment in time captured in acrylics of their home.
4. Babal – The Glacier 09:13
From the EP of the same name.
The Glacier is the title track from the opening mournful bars of Sarana Verlin’s lovely violin, the mood is deep and heartbreaking – a track to get lost in as the metaphorical Glacier reflects the trials and tribulations of life; the unexamined life worth living.
5. Colouratura – Kerouac 05:02
From the album Unfamiliar Skies
Colouratura traverses an emotional journey on Unfamiliar Skies our upcoming second album, charting the far reaches of rock, jazz, psychedelia, krautrock, folk, metal and electronic.
“With Unfamiliar Skies, we definitely decided early on that we wanted to do something a bit more focused than the first album.” “So a couple of decisions were made. For one, we wanted a more rhythm-oriented work, so we made sure to use a more or less consistent rhythm section and tried to feature the bass, guitar, and drums more.”
“We also wanted to highlight Nathan’s (James) skills as a composer, since so much of the previous effort was constructed via focused improvisation. Unfamiliar Skies is very deliberate, very calculated and very fully realized album.”
6. Bomber Goggles – March of Tides 05:50
From the album Gyreland
The Bomber Goggles are new Super Group featuring California composers, Peter Matuchniak, Vance Gloster and Steve Bonino who have come together to work on a totally new musical project called Gyreland, The band is joined by the illustrious Jimmy Keegan on drums to deliver a classic collection of songs that showcase the band’s ability to play music with precision and emotion.
7. Overture – Ephesia’s Chime 09:05
From the self-titled debut.
The music of Overture is inspired by the masterpieces of 70s prog, but also incorporates influences of neo-prog and many other genres, due to the varied and heterogeneous background of the musicians involved.
8. Michael-Alan Taylor – Lady of the Lake 04:07
From the debut solo album Avalonia (The Sonnets of Guinevere)
Michael-Alan has been active member and vocalist with Nth Ascension since 2010 and the band have just completed their 4th album to be released soon.
9. Flor de Loto – Eclipse 06:24
From the album Eclipse
Flor de Loto is a Peruvian Progressive Folk Metal with a long history that began in 1998 Eclipse is the bands 10th release to date. The English translation of Flor de Loto is Lotus Flower.
10. Blå Lotus – Recreational Nuke 04:17
From the debut album Tube Alloys
Blå Lotus is a progressive rock trio and their motto is, “No six-strings allowed,” formed during the fall of 2016, Blå Lotus was basically three guys with a vision of making heavy prog rock without the aid of a guitar. Heavily influenced by old school progressive acts of yore, they immediately set out to create a fulfilling soundscape equipped with just bass, drums,
11. Andy John Bradford – Revenge Of The Fly 04:13
From the album Elder Statesman.
Andy John Bradford introduces us to the Elder Statesman. A Sleazy character who would take everything you have and desire and twist it to suit his own means. Andy John Bradford promises a follow-up album.
12. The Steve Bonino Project – Under The Red Dwarf Sun 05:30
From the album Stargzer
According to Steve, Stargazer is the nickname given to the hero of our story born into a dystopian future in which man’s neglect has made Earth no longer habitable.
Ever since he was a child he has been enamored with telescopes, growing- up to be a leading scientist working for the Hubble telescope.
The Earth has reached the point of no return and our leading minds built the starship Phoenix whose mission is to carry a select group of
Leaving seven billion souls behind, The Phoenix takes off on the most perilous and hopeful voyage in mankind’s history.
13. Ten Jinn – Aladdin Sane 05:47
From the album Ziggy Blackstar (A Tribute To David Bowie)
According to Composer, vocalist and pianist for Ten Jinn,
During the time we were working on the most recent Ten Jinn release, Sisyphus, came the very sad news about the passing of David Bowie. At the time (though we were very busy
From the EP Last Thought
The EP featured three different producers/studio engineers to mix and master Last Thought. Each song has its own feel, vibe, and color.
15. SL Theory – On My Way 05:23
From the Double album and DVD Progressively Dark (A Concert For A Group & String Orchestra)
Eight years after drummer Sotiris Lagonikas (What’s The Buzz? / Double Treat) musical project SL Theory started, followed by the release of debut album titled “SL Theory – I”, SL Theory have grown to a 10- member band, with the addition of Mike Karasoulis (Dakrya / Double Treat) on lead vocals, Alex Flouros (Seduce The Heaven / Fragile Vastness / What’s The Buzz?) and Giannis Nigdelis (Double Treat) on the guitars, Manos Gavalas(Sound Of Silence / Airged Lamh / Noely Rayn) on keyboards, Chris Kollias (Seduce The Heaven / Persona Non Grata) on bass guitar, as well as Christina Alexiou, Alexandros Louziotis, Kandia Bouzioti and Margarita Papadimitriou on backing vocals.
The extended heavy prog band, along with a classical string orchestra conducted by Maestro Yiannis Antonopoulos, presented, recorded and filmed live in Athens on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at Passport Keramikos, the complete album of Sotiris Lagonikas, titled “Progressively Dark” (2012), as well as songs out of the albums “SL Theory – I” (2009) and “Different Space Different Time” (2014) and a few brand new, unreleased songs written by G.Nigdelis/S
From the album Harmony Of The Universe
The 2nd album from Finish Crossover prog band. Harmony Of The Universe. features 8 new songs with powerful and touching melodies. the band invites you again on a journey to the Progelands soil and seas. The stories about life, memories, dreams, future,
From the band 5th release known as An Gorta Mór
18. DC Snakebuster – On The Road Again 04:11
From the debut CD of the same name.
A few years ago he discovered the cigar box guitar and the one-man band was born quickly. He went to the streets and was soon discovered by the public, followed by performing at various festivals and even a tour through France. Right now Frank is touring in Europe to promote his upcoming album DC Snakebuster
19. Babal – Blockpave Me Over 05:48
From The Circle Of Confusion Of Tongues the 4th album by UK psych Rock Band.
Thee circle of confusion of tongues is… redolent of jazz/funk fusions ensouled with multi-pitched vocal layers and extreme guitars;
unexpected arrangements encourage you to follow the radical folk-tales as they shift from spine roads to byways and ditches;
from brooding melancholic meadows to high-rise hell, describing bourgeois lifestyles, fear of death, Addiction and insanity, block-paving, voluntary work and the overwhelming need to re-invent ourselves to survive the pandemonium of the modern first world construct.
re-emerge on a spectacular flyover, to find you went through the car wash on the way…..through the pressured layers…you’ve got the bends……
20. NeverWake – Are You In There 04:00
Single from upcoming as yet untitled album.
NeverWake’s music is a sinew of rock and metal which forms a pathway for dark guitar harmonies to unwind into shredding leads. Symphonic choruses and melodic vocals pull the listener into a haunting trance, and awaken’s them with undeniable guttering of heavily distorted breakdowns.
21. 86 Bullets – Together 03:55
86 Bullets is a rock band that brings a powerful sound as well as incredible enthusiasm and energy to every performance. These boys were born to rock! Only three months after forming 86 Bullets debuted at 2016 M3 Rock Festival in 2016 sharing the stage with legendary hard rock bands Tesla, Queensryche, Night Ranger and Motley Crue’s very own Vince Neil. Due to the huge buzz their amazing performance at M3 generated, 86 Bullets exposure on radio stations is steadily increasing and the band would love to take you along for the ride!
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