Raise Vibration on MLK Day

Here’s Lenny Kravitz for y’all. Ready to “Raise Vibration” on MLK Day?

Hold your hands up
Hold your head up
To the painted sky
Breathe in spirit
You can feel it
Let your ego die
Be a vessel
Never settle
For the status quo
Love will lead us
And complete us
This is what I know

We’ve got to raise vibration
Wake up and raise vibration
We’ve got to raise vibration
Wake up and raise vibration

Just like Jesus
As he teach us
Do it like the Lord
Just how Martin
Got it startin’
And without a sword
Just as Gandhi
Went to war
And never used a gun
We can join together
And through love we’ll get it done

Check out the drums at the end…

Voivod Announce North America, Japan, and Australia Tour

VOIVOD – Announce North American tour; Playing Japan and Australia!

Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD continue to promote their newest and much acclaimed studio effort “The Wake”, which was released via Century Media Records worldwide last September and ranked high in various year-end polls by international media outlets.

Currently underway for shows in Japan and Australia starting today, VOIVOD have recently announced a North American tour with YOB and Amenra for March/April and a return to Europe for a few selected Summer festival events. Here is a list of all upcoming VOIVOD shows announced so far:

VOIVOD – Live 2019:
01-18 Tokyo (Japan) – Tsutaya O-West
01-23 Brisbane (Australia) – Crowbar
01-24 Canberra (Australia) – The Basement + Contrive
01-25 Melbourne (Australia) – Max Watts + Contrive
01-26 Sydney (Australia) – Crowbar + Contrive

YOB, VOIVOD, Amenra – North American Tour:
03-26 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
03-27 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
03-28 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
03-29 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
03-30 Toronto, ON – Phoenix
03-31 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
04-02 Portland, ME – Geno’s
04-03 Boston, MA – Royale
04-04 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw
04-05 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
04-06 Richmond, VA – Broadberry
04-07 Raleigh, NC – Kings
04-09 Knoxville, TN – Concourse
04-10 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (Hell)
04-11 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s
04-12 Houston, TX – Warehouse
04-13 Austin, TX – Barracuda
04-14 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey

23.05. Baltimore (US) – Ram’s Head Live / Maryland Deathfest
07.-10.08. Josefov (Czech Republic) – Brutal Assault Festival
09.-11.08. Kortrijk (Belgium) – Alcatraz Hard Rock & metal Festival
And many more shows to be announced soon…

In regards to the North American tour, VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away“ Langevin commented as follows: “We are very proud to be part of the YOB-Voivod-Amenra North American tour in March and April 2019. It has been a couple of years since we toured USA, aside from a festival here and there. In the meantime, we are getting ready for the upcoming Japanese and Australian shows in January. See you all in 2019!“

Next to a standard jewelcase CD edition and a Digital Album release, “The Wake“ is also available as limited 2CD Mediabook edition with a bonus disc of 11 tracks featuring the 5 songs off 2016’s “Post Society” EP as well 6 live tracks from 2018’s 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise, alternate artwork, an expanded booklet of 32 pages and a set of 3 stickers. The 2LP release of “The Wake” comes on either black or various limited runs of coloured 180gr. vinyl with an etching design on Side D, packaged in a gatefold sleeve and with a double-sided poster.

Order “The Wake“ here: https://VOIVODBand.lnk.to/TheWake
Or one of the last copies of the limited “Always Moving” 7” EP here: http://www.cmdistro.de/Artist/Voivod/198?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13

VOIVOD’s “The Wake” is the successor to 2013’s “Target Earth” album as well as the 2016 mini-album “Post Society”. The album was recorded and mixed by Francis Perron at RadicArt Recording Studio in Canada and its artwork was once again created by VOIVOD drummer Michel “Away” Langevin. It entered sales charts in various countries upon release as follows: Germany: # 26, Switzerland: # 51, Belgium (Wallonia): # 94, USA Current: # 97,
USA New Artist: # 8 and USA Overall: # 148.

Check out the following singles off “The Wake”:
“Iconspiracy” video: https://youtu.be/hCuSHngMy-g
“Always Moving” video: https://youtu.be/SEJRfsDLFI0
“Obsolete Beings“ video: https://youtu.be/8ToK9VLJcxU

More VOIVOD news soon…

VOIVOD are:
Snake – Vocals
Chewy – Guitar
Rocky – Bass
Away – Drums

VOIVOD online:
http://voivod.com
http://www.facebook.com/Voivod

Century Media Records online:
http://www.centurymedia.com
http://www.youtube.com/centurymedia
http://twitter.com/centurymediaeu
http://www.facebook.com/centurymedia

Century Media webshop:
http://www.cmdistro.com

 

Riverside Announce Vinyl Re-releases

From the fine folks at Inside Out:

RIVERSIDE – Announce vinyl re-releases out soon; Next touring campaign starting soon!

Polish Rock masters RIVERSIDE are happy to announce a string of long awaited vinyl re-releases for their second, third and fourth albums “Second Life Syndrome” (2005, 2-LP), “Rapid Eye Movement” (2007, 2-LP + bonus tracks) and “Anno Domini High Definition” (2009, 1-LP) out March 15th, 2019 via InsideOutMusic.

The albums will be available on 180gr. vinyl and come in Gatefold sleeves, with the standard album on CD as bonus. Next to the standard Black vinyl version, there will be limited editions of coloured vinyl runs as follows:

RIVERSIDE – “Second Life Syndrome (Re-issue 2019)” – 2LP+CD:
Black: Unlimited
Transparent Orange: 200x (via IOM Webshop Europe)
Tansparent Sun Yellow: 300x (via IOM Webshop & CM Distro Europe)
Dark Green: 100x (Exclusive from the band!)

RIVERSIDE – “Rapid Eye Movement (Re-issue 2019)” – 2LP+CD:
Black: Unlimited
Transparent Orange: 200x (via IOM Webshop Europe)
White: 300x (via IOM Webshop & CM Distro Europe)
Transparent Blue: 100x (Exclusive from the band!)

RIVERSIDE – “Anno Domini High Definition (Re-issue 2019)” – LP+CD:
Black: Unlimited
Transparent Orange: 200x (via IOM Webshop Europe)
Transparent Yellow: 300x (via IOM Webshop & CM Distro Europe)
Red: 100x (Exclusive from the band!)

Pre-sale for the re-releases started as of today from the IOM Webshop here:
https://www.insideoutshop.de/Artist/Riverside/20863?Page=1&PageSize=25&Sort=13

RIVERSIDE will also soon continue the promotion of their current album ”Wasteland” by embarking on their next touring of Europe (with newly announced support act Lesoir) and North America, as well as some festival appearances for 2019 as follows (Updates marked *):

RIVERSIDE – Wasteland European Tour 2019
06.03. Prague (Czech Republic) – Palac Akropolis
07.03. Bratislava (Slovakia) – Majestic
09.03. Budapest (Hungary) – A38
10.03. Bucharest (Romania) – Quantic Club / Soundart Festival
12.03. Sofia (Bulgaria) – City Stage
13.03. Belgrade (Serbia) – Dom Omladine
14.03. Ljubljana (Slovenia) – Kino Šiška
16.03. Rome (Italy) – Largo
17.03. Milan (Italy) – Magnolia
18.03. Toulouse (France) – Le Rex
19.03. Cognac (France) – Les Abattoirs
21.03. Bristol (UK) – SWX
22.03. Leeds (UK) – Stylus
23.03. Glasgow (UK) – SWG3
24.03. Birmingham (UK) – The Mill
26.03. Zwolle (The Netherlands) – Hedon
28.03. Copenhagen (Denmark) – Viften
29.03. Gothenburg (Sweden) – Stenhammarsalen
30.03. Oslo (Norway) – Cosmopolite
31.03. Stockholm (Sweden) – Kraken
02.04. Helsinki (Finland) – Nosturi
03.04. Jyväskylä (Finland) – Lutakko
04.04. Tampere (Finland) – Olympia
05.04. Tallinn (Estonia) – Rock Cafe
Tickets: https://riversideband.pl/en/gigsRIVERSIDE – Wasteland North American Tour 2019
05/03‬ Atlanta, GA, City Winery
‪05/04‬ Lake Park, FL, Kelsey Theater
‪05/06‬ Carrboro, NC, Cat’s Cradle
‪05/07‬ Baltimore, MD, Baltimore Soundstage
05/09 Jersey City, NJ, White Eagle Hall
05/10 Philadelphia, PA, World Cafe Live
05/11 Brooklyn, NY, Warsaw
‪05/12‬ Cambridge, MA, The Sinclair
‪05/14‬ Quebec City, QC, Imperial Bell
‪05/15‬ Montreal, QC, Club Soda
‪05/17‬ Toronto, ON, Mod Club
‪05/18‬ Detroit, MI, Magic Stick
‪05/19‬ Chicago, IL, Chop Shop &1st Ward
‪05/20 St.‬ Louis, MO, Delmar Hall
‪05/22‬ Dallas, TX, Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
‪05/24‬ Boulder, CO, Boulder Theater
‪05/25‬ Salt Lake City, UT, Metro Music Hall
‪05/27‬ Phoenix, AZ, Crescent Ballroom
‪05/28‬ Pomona, CA, The Glass House
‪05/29‬ San Francisco, CA, Slim’s
‪05/31‬ Portland, OR, Hawthorne Theatre
‪06/01‬ Vancouver, BC, The Rickshaw Theatre
‪06/02‬ Seattle, WA, The Crocodile

RIVERSIDE – Live 2019:
04.-09.02. Tampa to Key West & Cozumel – Cruise To The Edge
20.07. Maidstone (UK) – Ramblin’ Man Fair Festival
24.07. Worpswede (Germany) – Music Hall
25.07. Zoetermeer (The Netherlands) – De Boerderij
27.07. Breitenbach (Germany) – Burg Herzberg Festival
17.08. Bonn (Germany) – KUNST!RASEN Classic Rock Night festival + Jethro Tull & Fish

RIVERSIDE’s Mariusz Duda checked in with the following comment:
Soon, on March 6th, 2019, in Prague, we’re starting another leg of the “Wasteland Tour”, which promotes the album that’s extremely important to us. We know that a lot of you like it too, and we’d like to thank you here once again for putting “Wasteland” on your “best of 2018” lists. Riverside, however, are mostly a live band and we make up on stage for what was not quite as successful in the studio 😉 Therefore, we would love for you to see us during the upcoming spring leg of the tour!

And check out a newly launched video trailer for the “Wasteland Tour“ here:
https://youtu.be/8_k-vtzLv7g

Next to the standard edition as Jewelcase CD and Digital Album, “Wasteland“ is also available as limited edition Mediabook CD (with extended booklet, a bonus track radio edit version of “River Down Below“ and a set of 3 stickers) and as Gatefold 2LP (on 180gr. vinyl with the album on CD as bonus and an Etching of the D-Side).

Order “Wasteland“ in various formats from the IOM webstore here:
www.insideoutmusicshop.com
Or from other locations here: https://Riverside.lnk.to/Wasteland

Check out the three singles launched so far for “Wasteland”:
“Lament”: https://youtu.be/4Wqlts7QWA8
“River Down Below”: https://youtu.be/ZS1crIkpnwc
“Vale Of Tears”: https://youtu.be/001IMO53JwY

“Wasteland” entered various international charts upon release, including the following highest positions:
Poland: # 1, Poland / Vinyl: # 1, Germany: # 13, Germany / Download: # 42, The Netherlands: # 28, The Netherlands / Vinyl: # 12, Switzerland: # 23, Austria: # 39, UK: # 83, UK / Rock: # 2, UK / Vinyl: # 38,
Finland: # 30, France: # 97, Czech Republic: # 59, Belgium / Wallonia: # 79, Sweden / Physical: # 13, Sweden / Vinyl: # 8, USA / Current: # 106, USA / New Artist: # 17 and USA / Overall: # 147

Album Review: Steve Hackett – At The Edge Of Light

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Check out the great review by my fellow Progarchy editor, Bryan Morey, over at DPRP. Here’s an excerpt:

Hackett’s solo albums have gotten progressively better over the past several years. I wasn’t sure he would be able to top 2017’s The Night Siren, but he has with At The Edge Of Light. This album is brilliant. His calls for peace are held up by his diverse selection of musical themes and sounds. He shows us what it means to reach through divides. He shows us the best of what humanity has to offer. I’m not exaggerating when I call Steve Hackett a genius. 2019 has only just begun, but I may already have my favorite album of the year locked in. This album is so lyrically and musically deep that I’m sure I will find more and more to enjoy as the year progresses.

I agree!

Collective memory decay

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About that paper in Nature, “The universal decay of collective memory and attention,” which “concludes that people and things are kept alive through ‘oral communication’ from about five to 30 years,” Kevin Berger asks Cesar Hidalgo:

In your mind, what is a classic example of collective memory decay?

I thought everybody knew “Imagine” by John Lennon. I’m almost 40 and my student was probably 20. But I realized “Imagine” is not as popular in her generation as it was in mine, and it was probably less popular in my generation than in the generation before. People have a finite capacity to remember things. There’s great competition for the content out there, and the number of people who know or remember something decays over time. There’s another example, of Elvis Presley memorabilia. People had bought Elvis memorabilia for years and it was collecting huge prices. Then all of a sudden the prices started to collapse. What happened is the people who collected Elvis memorabilia started to die. Their families were stuck with all of this Elvis stuff and trying to sell it. But all of the people who were buyers were also dying.