Hardly breaking stride, Inside Out Music ramps up their summer schedule with a fistful of new releases (some of which had to be rescheduled due to manufacturing delays). Unless otherwise noted, links go to CD versions of these upcoming albums available at Burning Shed; LP and download editions will also be available.
- Gösta Berlings Saga, Konkret Musik (July 24). The Swedish band’s 6th album of instrumentals.
- Haken, Virus (July 24). The sequel to Vector, and the conclusion to the saga of The Mountain’s “Cockroach King.”
- Kansas, The Absence of Presence (July 17). The follow-up to 2016’s The Prelude Implicit, with Tom Brislin (Yes, Renaissance, The Sea Within) on keyboards.
- Lonely Robot, Feelings Are Good (July 17). The Astronaut returns to earth. Watch for The Progarchy Interview with Lonely Robot mastermind John Mitchell coming soon!
- Neal Morse / Mike Portnoy / Randy George, Cov3r to Cov3r (July 24, from Radiant Records). The third installment of M/P/G unleashing their takes on classic rock, pop and prog. Also available in a box set that includes the first two (remastered) volumes of the series, Cover to Cover Anthology.
- Tim Bowness, Late Night Laments (August 28). A sequel to last year’s highly acclaimed Flowers at the Scene, mixed by Steven Wilson.
- Pain of Salvation, Panther (August 28). Two years in the making, the latest installment of prog metal plus from Daniel Gildenlow and company.
- The Tangent, Auto Reconaissance (August 21) From the ever-fertile mind and fingers of Andy Tillison and his cohorts: jazz, humor, narrative, modern R&B, pop, funk/soul, and a 28-minute epic about England.
- Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly, Alone Together (September 4) Sjöblom promises hard-hitting power trio prog this time around!
- Neal Morse, Sola Gratia (September 11, from Radiant Records). Morse’s latest concept album: the story of St. Paul. Preorders begin Friday, July 17.
— Rick Krueger