Progressive rock legends BangTower recently released a new digital-only EP titled "Hey, Where'd Everybody Go?" Guitarist/singer Neil Citron began writing more songs right after the release of their 2016 album "With N With Out" and he didn't want those songs to get stale so BangTower found time early in the year to get into a studio and record these 7 new songs. Citron was once again joined by his fellow bassist Robert Pagliari and also returning was drummer Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot). The new release begins with the hard rock groove of "She Don't Care" as each member makes their presence known on this exciting opening track. The trio begin to stretch out their sound on the nearly seven-minute instrumental "Lazy Afternoon," before returning to the hard rock of "Frankie's Silver Hammer." After a pair of epic rock pieces, the album closes with the driving force of "Right Hand Drive" and the short, relaxed piece "Ali's Midnight Wish." To find out more about BangTower and their latest release "Hey, Where'd Everybody Go?," please visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/Bangtower.
From The UK comes the debut album "Say" from progressive rock band
Cairo. The band is led by Touchtone founder Rob Cottingham as he creates
a sonic trip with the band's new 13-track release. The album begins
with the Middle Eastern sounds of "Cairo," before the storied, spoken
word of "Shadow's Return Prologue." The album continues with the
quick-moving rock of "Wiped Out," featuring Lisa Driscoll on vocals. The
centerpiece of the album is the nine-plus minute progressive rock epic
"Nothing To Prove," followed immediately by its reprise. Driscoll's
vocals float along the ballad "Katrina," before Cairo closes out the
album with the atmospheric soundscape of "Random Acts Of Kindness Part
1" and the built-up rock melody of "Dancing The Gossamer Thread." To find out more about Cairo and their latest release "Say," please visit cairorocks.com.
Instrumental progressive rock band Podd recently released their debut
studio album titled "Cosmic Forces." It features 10-tracks, beginning
with the slow build-up of "Beyond Beyond" as the floating, melodic tones
get taken over by the bursts of guitar frenzied riffs. The album
continues with atmospheric feel of "There And Back" and the exciting
musical movements within "Starseed." Next comes three epic pieces ("The
Spark," "Impact" and "Ultimate Reality") as Podd showcases their musical
talents on these songs. They finish up their new album with the
beautiful acoustics of "Abraxas" and the sonic, jamband build-up of
"Transmission." To find out more about Podd and their latest release
"Cosmic Forces," please visit poddmusic.com.