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Edition 296 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (516 in total), first broadcast 16 January 2022, is now also available to listen to anytime or download. Two hours of amazing melodic and symphonic progressive rock. Also this week, Leo Trimming from The Progressive Aspect looks back at the 2020 expanded edition of Galahad’s Following Ghosts, and you can test your knowledge of the wonderful world of prog in our fun, quick fire quiz as we ask “How Proggy Are You?!”

On This Week’s Playlist

1 The Flying Caravan – Flying Caravan (I Just Wanna Break Even)
2 Karfagen – Garden of Hope Part 1 (Land of Green and Gold)
3 Alpha Ralpha – Nova (Alpha Ralpha)
4 Framauro – My World is Ending (My World is Ending)
5 Steve Anderson – Coda (Journeyman’s Progress Part One)
6 Host – Nattergalen (Hardt Mot Hardt)
7 Circe Link & Christian Nesmith – God from the Machine (Cosmologica)
8 Machine’s Dream – Starling (Earth)
9 David K Jones – Don’t Go (Days in Corners)
10 Believe – 1 (Seven Widows)
11 David Paton – Some Other Time (The Traveller – Another Pilot Project)
12 Galahad – Bug Eye (Following Ghosts 2020 Expanded Edition)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”)

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2200UTC) – main broadcast

Repeated Wednesdays 5am – 7am UK (0500 UTC) – for The Americas/Far East/Australasia (Tuesdays 9pm Pacific US/Midnight Eastern US) and Saturdays 6pm – 8pm UK (1800 UTC/1900 Europe, 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern).

Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

Your melodic and symphonic progressive rock music suggestions for the show are very welcome. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill

If you missed the PROG MILL LISTENERS ALBUM OF THE YEAR 2021 RESULTS SHOW – first broadcast on Progzilla Radio on Sunday 9 January 2022, here it is.

131 listeners nominated 97 bands. All get an honourable mention, and we count down the top 25, and tracks from the top 11 are played as we count down to the new number one.

I have omitted the playlist this time in case you don’t want to know in advance. If you do, it is contained within a separate post on the Progzilla Radio website and on our usual social media outlets.

Thank you to EVERYONE who took the time to think of their top 5 albums of the year and vote.

Lifesigns’ album ALTITUDE has been voted as album of the year 2021 by listeners to the Progzilla Radio show ‘The Prog Mill’. Listeners submitted their top 5 listings during December, with their number 1’s being awarded 5 points, number 2 getting 4 points etc.. 131 listeners nominated 97 bands.

Here is the top 25 listing. As the Prog Mill show leans towards the more melodic and symphonic side of progressive rock, this listing reflects the views of listeners to the show and not the progressive rock world in general.

1 LIFESIGNS – ALTITUDE

2 Big Big Train – Common Ground
3 Monarch Trail – Wither Down
4 Drifting Sun – Forsaken Innocence
5 John Holden – Circles in Time
6 Cyan – For King and Country
7 Lee Abraham – Only Human
8 Transatlantic – The Absolute Universe
9 Rachel Flowers – Bigger on the Inside
10 Evership – The Uncrowned King Act 1
11 Nine Skies – 5:20
12 Meer – Playing House
13 Dave Bainbridge – To The Far Away
14 Downes Braide Association – Halcyon Hymns
15 Mostly Autumn – Graveyard Star
16 Neal Morse Band – Innocence & Danger
17 This Winter Machine – Kites
18 Steve Hackett – Surrender of Silence
19 Frost* – Day and Age
20 Cosmograf – Rattrapante
21 Three Colours Dark – Love’s Lost Property
22 Steven Wilson – The Future Bites
23 The Paradox Twin – Silence from Signals
24 Iconic Sky – Iconic Sky
25 Nick Fletcher Cycles of Behaviour

You can hear The Prog Mill here on Progzilla Radio on Sundays at 10pm UK, Wednesdays at 5am UK and Saturdays at 6pm UK.

Edition 294 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (514 in total), first broadcast 2 January 2022, is now also available to stream on demand or download. Another two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock. Also this week, Phil Lively from The Progressive Aspect reviews the 2020 album ‘A Trace of Memory’ by Sanguine Hum, and you can test your knowledge of the world of progressive rock in our fun quiz as we ask “How Proggy Are You?” – with a difference this week as we challenge you to identify five well known prog tracks from hearing just a few seconds from the middle of the track.

And on this week’s Playlist

1 Public Service Broadcasting – Im Licht (Bright Magic)
2 Starfish 64 – Birdsong (Single)
3 Monarch Trail – Canyon Song – Wither Down)
4 Project Patchwork – Yearning for Confraternity (Re I Flection)
5 Camel – Watching the Bobbins (Harbour of Tears)
6 Anglagard – Ifran Klarhet Till Klarhet (Hybris)
7 Budgie – You Know I’ll Always Love You (Never Turn Your Back on a Friend)
8 Daniel Tompkins – Saved (Castles)
9 Perfect Storm – Minds Eye (No Air)
10 Sanguine Hum – The Yellow Ship (A Trace of Memory)
11 Geoff Proudley – Fuse (Tales from Strange Travels)
12 Venus Loon – Marianne Still Dreams (Adios Vegas)
13 Marillion – Estonia (With Friends from the Orchestra)
14 Mostly Autumn – The Night Sky (For All We Shared)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”)

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2200UTC) – main broadcast

Repeated Wednesdays 5am – 7am UK (0500 UTC) – for The Americas/Far East/Australasia (Tuesdays 9pm Pacific US/Midnight Eastern US) and Saturdays 6pm – 8pm UK (1800 UTC/1900 Europe, 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern).

Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

Your melodic and symphonic progressive rock music suggestions for the show are very welcome. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill

Edition 293 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio, first broadcast Boxing Day 26 December 2021, is now also available to listen to anytime or download. Two hours of melodic and symphonic progressive rock, mixing a few festive tracks with a difference, with brand new and classic prog. This week’s album review from The Progressive Aspect looks at the latest Drifting Sun offering ‘Forsaken Innocence’, and you can test your knowledge of the world of prog old and new with our fun, quick fire quiz as we ask “How Proggy Are You?!”

Here’s This Week’s Playlist

1 Tiger Moth Tales – Snowbound Snowman (Wassail Song EP)
2 Pinn Dropp – Vortex (Calling from Some Far Forgotten Land EP)
3 Numen – Sophia (Single)
4 Ian Neal – Come Harvesting (Barkston Ash)
5 Agusa – Stifen Genom Skogen (Hogtid)
6 XCIII – Red Lights (Void)
7 Drifting Sun – Forsaken Innocence Part 2 (Forsaken Innocence)
8 Vly – Perfect Place (I/(Time)
9 Riversea – The Magic of Christmas (Single)
10 Tony Patterson – See The Dream (Harmony for Elephants Compilation)
11 Cosmograf – A Festive Ghost (Single)
12 Beggars Opera – From Shark To Haggis (Pathfinder)
13 Dyble Longdon – Heartwashing (Between a Breath and a Breath)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”)

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2200UTC) – main broadcast

Repeated Wednesdays 5am – 7am UK (0500 UTC) – for The Americas/Far East/Australasia (Tuesdays 9pm Pacific US/Midnight Eastern US) and Saturdays 6pm – 8pm UK (1800 UTC/1900 Europe, 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern).

Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

Your melodic and symphonic progressive rock music suggestions for the show are very welcome. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill

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Edition 292 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (512 in total), first broadcast 19 December 2021, is now also available to listen to anytime you like or download. Two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock, mainly brand new or recent. Also on this week’s show, Leo Trimming treviews the latest album ‘Only Human’ by Lee Abraham, and see if you can guess the intro’s in our fun quick fire quiz as we ask “How Proggy Are You”

On this week’s Playlist

1 Big Big Train – Proper Jack Froster (Welcome to the Planet)
2 Professor Tip Top – The Quest Remains (Lanes of Time)
3 Sel Balamir – Seagull (Swell)
4 Arlekin – Old Mother Europe (The Secret Garden)
5 Bjorn Riis – Winter (Forever Comes to an End)
6 SJS – Go Slow Part 1 (The Unlikely Event)
7 The Light Afternoon – Wide Open Highway Road Movie (Estanyo Nord)
8 Plenty – Bleed a Little More (Enough)
9 Lee Abraham – The Hands of Time (Only Human)
10 Mice on Stilts – Grey Diving Bell (Single)
11 The Alan Parsons Project – Shadow of a Lonely Man (Pyramid)
12 Julian Littman – Temptation (Goblin Market Music)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”)

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2200UTC) – main broadcast

Repeated Wednesdays 5am – 7am UK (0500 UTC) – for The Americas/Far East/Australasia (Tuesdays 9pm Pacific US/Midnight Eastern US) and Saturdays 6pm – 8pm UK (1800 UTC/1900 Europe, 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern).

Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

Your melodic and symphonic progressive rock music suggestions for the show are very welcome. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill

The PROG MILL’S 10TH BIRTHDAY SHOW – first broadcast 12 December 2021, is now also available to listen to anytime. This special edition celebrates ten years of The Prog Mill which started on Stafford (later Windmill) Radio in December 2011, moving to Progzilla Radio in 2016. It includes over 30 recorded greetings from listeners, artists and band members and friends of the show, and we play tracks from the previous 9 Prog Mill listeners album’s of the year.

This Week’s Playlist

1 It Bites – Meadow and the Stream (Map of the Past)
2 Freedom to Glide – Rain Part 1 (Rain)
3 IQ – Constellations (The Road of Bones)
4 Steven Wilson – Perfect Life (Hand. Cannot. Erase)
5 Big Big Train – London Plane (Folklore)
6 Kaprekar’s Constant – Hallsands (Fate Outsmarts Desire)
7 Southern Empire – Innocence & Fortune (Civilisation)
8 Kaprekar’s Constant – Ghost Planes (Depth of Field)
9 Abel Ganz – Sepia and White (The Life of the Honeybee…)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”)

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2200UTC) – main broadcast

Repeated Wednesdays 5am – 7am UK (0500 UTC) – for The Americas/Far East/Australasia (Tuesdays 9pm Pacific US/Midnight Eastern US) and Saturdays 6pm – 8pm UK (1800 UTC/1900 Europe, 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern).

Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

Your melodic and symphonic progressive rock music suggestions for the show are very welcome. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill

Edition 290 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (510 in total), first broadcast 5 December 2021, is now also available to listen to anytime or download. Two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock. Also this week, Leo Trimming from The Progressive Aspect reviews the latest offering by French proggers Esthesis, there is a chance (if listening in time) to win the debut album by UK progressive rock band Grace and Fire, and you can test your knowledge of the wonderful world of prog in our fun, quick fire quiz as we ask “How Proggy Are You?!”

This Week’s Playlist

1 Lifesigns – Gregarious (Altitude)
2 Qango – The Last One Home (Live in the Hood)
3 Big Big Train – Meadowland (Live at Real World Studios)
4 Grace and Fire – Paradise Lost (Elysium)
5 Dave Bainbridge – The Girl and the Magical Sky (To The Far Away)
6 Viriditas – The Long Walk (Green Mars)
7 Soup – Kingdom of Colour (Visions)
8 The Paradox Twin – Sea of Tranquility (Silence from Signals)
9 Keats – Walking on Ice (Keats)
10 Esthesis – No Soul to Sell (The Awakening)
11 Psychoyogi – A Dangerous Path (Digital Vagrancy)
12 Toy Matinee – Queen of Misery (Toy Matinee)
13 The Bedlam Furnaces – Worlds Apart (Single)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”)

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2200UTC) – main broadcast

Repeated Wednesdays 5am – 7am UK (0500 UTC) – for The Americas/Far East/Australasia (Tuesdays 9pm Pacific US/Midnight Eastern US) and Saturdays 6pm – 8pm UK (1800 UTC/1900 Europe, 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern).

Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

Your melodic and symphonic progressive rock music suggestions for the show are very welcome. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill

Edition 289 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (509 in total), first broadcast 28 November 2021, is now also available to listen to anytime or download.

Two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock. Also this week includes a tribute to David Longdon of Big Big Train (which starts at the one hour point) including Leo Trimming’s tribute on behalf of The Progressive Aspect. You can also test your knowledge of the wonderful world of prog in our fun, quick fire quiz as we ask “How Proggy Are You?!” (it’s a guess the intro edition), and (if listening in time) you can win the fantastic new album by North East proggers GLACIER.

Here’s This Week’s Playlist

1 Big Big Train – On The Racing Line (Grimspound)
2 Maailmanpuu – Kohti Valoa (Kohti Valoa)
3 Nick Magnus – Three Tall Towers (Catharsis)
4 Glacier – Lament for Persephone (Island in the Sky)
5 Plenty – The Blessed Ones (Enough)
6 Amanda Kim Sanderson – The Old Water Wheel (Automatic Karma Situation)
7 Kayak – Phantom of the Night (Phantom of the Night)
8 A Gardening Club Project – My Muse and I (Overture) (The Blue Door)
9 Martin Orford (feat David Longdon) – Ray of Hope (The Old Road)
10 Big Big Train – The Transit of Venus Across The Sun (Folklore)
11 The TPA Tribute to David Longdon with Leo Trimming (feat excerpts from Peter Jones – Last Train, BBT – Victorian Brickwork & BBT – Hedgerows)
12 Led Zeppelin – What Is and What Should Never Be (Led Zeppelin II)
13 Porcupine Tree – Time Flies (The Incident)
14 Gnarbot – Origin (Origin)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”)

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2200UTC) – main broadcast

Repeated Wednesdays 5am – 7am UK (0500 UTC) – for The Americas/Far East/Australasia (Tuesdays 9pm Pacific US/Midnight Eastern US) and Saturdays 6pm – 8pm UK (1800 UTC/1900 Europe, 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern).

Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

Your melodic and symphonic progressive rock music suggestions for the show are very welcome. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/

Edition 288 of THE PROG MILL for Progzilla Radio (508 in total), first broadcast 21 November 2021, is now also available to listen to anytime or download. Two hours of superb melodic and symphonic progressive rock. Also this week, David Edwards of The Progressive Aspect reviews the fantastic new Glacier album, and you can test your knowledge of the wonderful world of prog in our fun quick fire quiz as we ask.. “How Proggy Are YOU?!”

This Week’s Playlist

1 Leap Day – Taurus Appearance (The Days of Deucalion Chapter 2)
2 Silhouette – Don’t Stop The Movie (Across The Rubicon)
3 Lazuli – Mers Lacrymales (Le Fantastique Envol De Dieter Bohm)
4 Different Light – The Answer (Binary Suns Pt 1 – Operant Condition)
5 Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne – Antarctica (The Divide)
6 Checking For Echo Project – Where Are Your Gods (Life & Other Short Stories Vol 2)
7 Grace and Fire – Sea of Dreams (Elysium)
8 Glacier – The Man Who Cried (Island in the Sky)
9 Erewan – Highlands (How Will All This End)
10 Mabel Greer’s Toyshop – Turning to the Light (The Secret)
11 Outstation – The Unquiet Grave (The End of All Songs)
12 Lone Star – The Bells of Berlin (Firing on All Six)
13 Octarine Sky – Night Sky (Close to Nearby)

You can hear The Prog Mill on Progzilla Radio at these times every week (www.progzilla.com/listen – via the tune in and other internet radio apps and platforms – or ask your smart speaker to “Play Radio Progzilla on Tune-In”)

Sundays 10pm – Midnight UK (2200UTC) – main broadcast

Repeated Wednesdays 5am – 7am UK (0500 UTC) – for The Americas/Far East/Australasia (Tuesdays 9pm Pacific US/Midnight Eastern US) and Saturdays 6pm – 8pm UK (1800 UTC/1900 Europe, 10am Pacific/1pm Eastern).

Plus: A podcast of the show which you can stream anytime or download as a mp3 file is normally online by Monday evening each week, with links here and at progzilla.com/podcasts

Your melodic and symphonic progressive rock music suggestions for the show are very welcome. Just email shaun@progzilla.com, or message via twitter @shaunontheair or facebook.com/theprogmill