All posts for the month December, 2019

Edition 224 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Yngwie Malmsteen – Carry On Wayward Son (Kansas cover)
Magenta – Wonderous Stories (Yes cover)
Nick Beggs – Midnight Cowboy (John Barry cover)
Eivør – Hounds of Love (Kate Bush cover)
Tarja – Poison (Alice Cooper cover)
Transatlantic – In Held (‘Twas) In I (Procol Harum cover)
David Bowie – See Emily Play (Pink Floyd cover)
Suck – War Pigs (Black Sabbath cover)
The Flower Kings – Cinema Show (Genesis cover)
Adaline w. Vapor – Follow You Follow Me (Genesis cover)
Vanden Plas – Theme From Pseudo Silk Kimono/Kayleigh (Marillion cover)
Between The Buried And Me – Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen cover)
Queensrÿche – Scarborough Fair (Simon & Garfunkel cover)
Simple Minds – Biko (Peter Gabriel cover)
The Dear Hunter – Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John cover)
Neal Morse – Where the Streets Have No Name (U2 cover)
Sons of Apollo – Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd cover)
Avenged Sevenfold – Wish You Were Here (Pink Floyd cover)
Ulver – The Power of Love (Frankie Goes to Holiday cover)
Pain of Salvation – Perfect Day (Lou Reed cover)
Lithium Dawn – Open Car (Porcupine Tree cover)
Leprous – Angel (Massive Attack cover)
Angra – Mama (Genesis cover)
Red Circuit – Soldier of Fortune (Deep Purple cover)
Marillion – Toxic (Britney Spears cover)

Edition 217 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Hedfuzy – Broken Mirrors
Cellar Darling – Pain
Psychotic Waltz – Devils and Angels
Obsidian Tide – Pillars of Creation
In Mourning – Magenta Ritual

That Was The Year That Prog: 1988
Crimson Glory – Lady of Winter
Sieges Even – David
Fates Warning – Shades of Heavenly Death
Queensrÿche – Anarchy X/Revolution Calling

Epic at 11: Dreamscape – The End of Light

Transience – Peoples Temple
Gojira – The Shooting Star

Album of the Week: Symphony X – The Divine Wings of Tragedy
Out of the Ashes
The Accolade
Sea of Lies

Ne Obliviscaris – Forget Not

Edition 223 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Now In Colour – Foregone Conclusion (from Now In Colour)
Cellar Noise – Her (from Nautilus)
Dirt Poor Robins – The Saints II (from Dead Horse, Alaska (Gold))
Flying Colors – More (from Third Degree)
Blame Zeus – Déjà Vu (from Seethe)
Nightwish – The Greatest Show On Earth (from Endless Forms Most Beautiful)
Focus – Round Goes The Gossip… (from Focus 3)
Bodkin – Aunty Mary’s Trashcan (from Bodkin)
RPWL – World Through My Eyes (from World Through My Eyes)
Porcupine Tree – Disappear (Extended Version) (from Recordings)
Rush – The Enemy Within (from Grace Under Pressure)
Wishbone Ash – Something’s Happening In Room 602 (from Noveau Calls)
Coma Rossi – Transmission (from Coma Rossi)
Antariksh – Dheere Dheere (from Khoj)
Whitesnake – Forevermore (from Forevermore)
Deep Purple – Weirdistan (from Now What?!)
Flamborough Head – Wolves At War (from Unspoken Whisper)
Echolyn – Uncle (from As The World)
Nosound – Lightdark (from The Northern Religion Of Things)
The Ben Cameron Project – Colour in the Sky (from A Cycle Never Ending)
Ironvolt – The Pale Red Gentleman (from Grimm)

Edition 222 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Magnum – Not Forgiven (The Serpent Rings)
Thaikkudam Bridge – Inside My Head (feat. Marco Minnemann) (from Namah)
Franck Carducci – Slave To Rock’n’Roll (from The Answer)
Crea – Walk Into Bright Lights (from Dwarves & Penguins)
Freedom To Glide – Escape To Survive (from Seed)
The Gift – The Comforting Cold (from Land of Shadows)
Genesis – Dancing With The Moonlight Knight (from Selling England By The Pound)
Pink Floyd – Sheep (from Animals)
Ghost Community – Blue December Morning (from Cycle of Life)
Anubis – A Tower Of Silence (from A Tower Of Silence)
Queensrÿche – Silent Lucidity (from Empire)
Psychotic Waltz – I Remember (from A Social Grace)
Cloud Atlas – Let The Blood Flow (from Beyond The Vale)
Maze Of Time – Oceans of Dreams (from Tales From The Maze)
Asia – Only Time Will Tell (from Asia)
Jethro Tull – Beastie (from The Broadsword And The Beast)
Semistereo – The Storm Behind Your Eyes (from Trans Earth Injection)
Karcius – Water (from The First Day)
Maiden uniteD – Phantom of the Opera (from The Barrel House Tapes)


Broadcast 29th  December 2019

1.   Woman James Gang
2.   I Wonder Humble Pie
New Millenium Prog Set
3.   Take A Breath David Gilmore
4.   Helix (fade down) Phideaux
5.   The Same Mistakes Again Pattern – Seeking Animals
6.   Tarkio Road Brewer & Shipley
7.   Gamble Gold/Robin Hood Steeleye Span
8.   One Particular Harbour Jimmy Buffett
9.   No Place to Go Charlie Daniels Band
6-Pack About Birds
10.               Seagull Bad Company
11.               Blackbird Beatles
12.               High Flying Bird Elton John
13.               Jerry’s Pidgeons Genya Raven
14.               Bluebird Electric Light Orchestra
15.               When Dove’s Cry Prince & the Revolution
16.               Pretzel Logic Steely Dan
17.               Mighty Quinn Manfred Mann’s Earth Band
Psychedelic Set
18.               Unconscious Power Iron Butterfly
19.               My Little Red Book Arthur Lee and Love
20.               Boysenberry Jam Moby Grape
21.               Who Are The Brain Police? The Mothers of Invention
22.               Hall of the Mountain Grill Hawkwind
SIAS: Crosby Stills Nash & Young 4 Way Street (side 4)
23.               Ohio
24.               Carry On
25.               Find The Cost Of Freedom  
26.               Blood and Water Potter’s Daughter w/Annie Haslam
27.               On The Run Lake
28.               Symmetry and Light This Winter Machine
29.               Loan Me A Dime Boz Scaggs
30.               Ageless Love Bob Harris
31.               Many Rivers To Cross Linda Ronstadt
32.               Time For Going Home Golden Avatar
33.               Chameleon Herbie Hancock
34.               Rockhouse Ray Charles
35.               Fire and Water Free
36.               Ballad of Mott Mott The Hoople
37.               Until The Night Billy Joel
38.               Rangers At Midnight Crack the Sky
39.               Blue World Moody Blues
40.               Dancing With the Moonlit Knight Genesis
41.               Goodnight Beatles


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Edition 216 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Dream Theater – This Dying Soul
Teramaze – Orwellian Times
Parallel Minds – On Your Own
Apotheus – Under a New Cloud Sky
Sermon – The Descend

That Was The Year That Prog: 2013
Fates Warning – One Thousand Fires
Votum – Deadringer
Caligula’s Horse – A Gift to Afterthought
Until Rain – Living Hell

Epic at 11: Wilderun – The Unimaginable Zero Summer

TesseracT – Smile
Skyharbor – Illusion: Aurora

Album of the Week: Outworld – Outworld
I, Thanatos

Earthside – Mob Mentality

The Progressive Tracks Show #345 (Best of Prog – 2019)

This week we’ll explore some of the very best progressive rock of the year.

C’mon, do I really have to tell you it’s gonna be exceptional?


  • Unit Wail – “égarés” from égarés on Soleil Mutant (2019)
  • Bent Knee – “Hold Me In” from You Know What They Mean on InsideOutMusic (2019)
  • Sonora Sunrise – “Poison” from The Route Through The Canyon on Trail Records (2019)
  • The Mercury Tree – “I Am A Husk” from Spidermilk on The Mercury Tree (2019)
  • Emmett Elvin – “Magnus Opium” from The End Of Music on Bad Elephant Music (2019)
  • Kanaan – “Act Upon The Mundane World” from Windborne on El Paraiso (2019)
  • The Far Meadow – “The Fugitive” from Foreign Land on Bad Elephant Music (2019)
  • The Wrong Object – “Rumble Buzz” from Into The Herd on MoonJune (2019)
  • Red Kite – “Ptah, The El Daoud” from Red Kite on RareNoise (2019)
  • Stephan Thelen – “Briefing For A Descent Into Hell“ from Fractal Guitar on MoonJune (2019)

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Edition 190 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (410 in total) – first broadcast 29 December 2019, is now also ready for you to listen to anytime or download. Two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock.

This Week’s Playlist

1 Nektar – Skywriter (The Other Side)
2 InVertigo – Listen to the Smell of a Pretty Picture (InMotion)
3 Nine Skies – Somewhere Inside Mankind (Sweetheart Grips)
4 Last Knight – Lust (Seven Deadly Sins)
5 I Modium – L’Anno del Contatto (L’Anno del Contatto)
6 Major Parkinson – Black Box (Black Box)
7 The Worm Ouroboros – Quest of the Kingfisher (Endless Way With You)
8 Franck Carducci – The After Effect (The Answer)
9 Exploring Birdsong – The River (The Thing With Feathers)
10 Opeth – Universal Truth (In Cauda Venenum)
11 Creepy John Thomas – Down in the Bottom (Brother Bat Bone)
12 Pink Floyd – Terminal Frost (A Momentary Lapse of Reason)
13 Strawbs – Hero and Heroine (Hero >and Heroine)
14 Deckchair Poets – Iced Buns (Always Piste at Christmas)

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Northern Star 26th December 2019.

Zero Brain ache!

Theme Pallas – Northern Star

  • Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – It’s My party
  • The Spirit of Christmas – War Story A) Ballad Of Jack Boot B) Requiem – War’s Peace
  • Asia – Cutting it Fine
  • Barclay james Harvest – Mockingbird
  • Blue Oyster Cult – Veteran of a thousand Psychic Wars
  • Dave Greenslade – The One Horseman And Three Pedestrians Of The Apocralypse
  • Camel – Lunar Sea
  • Eddie Jobson’s U-Z project – Starless
  • Genesis – Dancing with the moonlight Knight
  • Gentle Giant – Pantagruels Nativity
  • Pink Floyd – Welcome to the machine
  • Colosseum – Take me back to doomsday
  • Kate bush – Babooshka
  • National health – Dreams wide awake
  • Peter Hammill – Ophelia
  • Quatermass – Up on the ground
  • Roxy Music – Sea Breezes
  • Roy Harper – Drawn to the flames
  • Rush – Jacobs Ladder
  • Soft machine – four gongs two drums
  • Van Der graaf Generator – Killer
  • Yes – Ritual

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