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Reporting from ultimateclassicrock (the Hawkwind footage was restored as well!):

"The Atomic Sunrise festival was held in March 1970 at the legendary Roundhouse club in England and featured a number of the underground rock scene’s most shining lights. The event featured David Bowie, Hawkwind, and Genesis, among others. All these acts were in their infancy, and that’s what makes the event so interesting. Fortunately, the festival was captured on film and now, after over 40 years, the film has been unearthed.


La Maschera di Cera vs Le Orme?

In somewhat of a prog first, La Maschera di Cera have released a follow-up to an absolute classic of Italian Prog, Le Orme's Felona E Sorona:

"After a decade, four successful albums and concerts played all around the globe, La Maschera di Cera close the circle proposing an album that is the sum of all the Italian Prog homage matter. The band has in fact decided to write the continuation of the “Felona and Sorona” concept (Le Orme, 1973), a record that is unanimously considered a masterpiece, as well as a milestone in the world progressive rock scene.

Hawkwind Annouce HawkEaster, Re-Release of Warrior!

From Hawkwind,

"Breaking news! - Hawkwind to play classic album Warrior on the Edge of Time..

The spring Hawkwind tour, which launches at their HawkEaster event in Devon on 30th and 31st of March will include a full performance of the Warrior on the Edge of Time album, and will be complemented by a long awaited and very special album release ;-)

In what will be a first for Hawkwind, the current line up will play the entire Warrior album in it's original sequence as part of their set.

New Family Boxset

From Snapper Records, sold exclusively by Burning Shed,

"Once Upon A Time is the definitive last word on Family. A long-awaited 14 disc box set that collects the band's entire back catalogue for the first time.

New Riverside Album

From Riverside's website,

"We already know the exact European street date of Riverside's fifth album „Shrine of New Generation Slaves”. It is January 21st, 2013. New album will be available in four different formats: digital, 1CD jewelcase, 2CDs mediabook, and 2LP vinyl. The author of the art booklets is Travis Smith. The cover and the tracklist are shown below:

Riverside – Shrine of New Generation Slaves

1. New Generation Slave (4:17)
2. The Depth of Self – Delusion (7:39)
3. Celebrity Touch (6:48)
4. We Got Used To Us (4:12)

2012 Prog Awards Winners

The winners are:

NEW BLOOD: TesseracT

LIVE EVENT: Anathema

GRAND DESIGN: Pink Floyd Immersion reissues

ANTHEM: Squackett A Life Within A Day

ALBUM OF THE YEAR: Rush Clockwork Angels

VISIONARY: Peter Hammill


VIRTUOSO: Carl Palmer

GUIDING LIGHT: Steven Wilson

PROG GOD: Rick Wakeman

Romantic Warriors II - About Rock in Opposition

Hey there — Romantic Warriors - A Progressive Music Saga directors Adele Schmidt and José Zegarra Holder here. Thanks for taking the time to check out our new film, called Romantic Warriors II - About Rock in Opposition.

An IndieGoGo campaign has been launched to raise funds for our new documentary, Romantic Warriors II - About Rock in Opposition.



ROCK IN OPPOSITION France Event 2012

21st , 22nd , 23rd of September 2012

Welcome to all!
This fifth edition of the RIO Festival will be slightly different from the previous editions.
It will consist in two steps:
1/ The concerts: the Festival as such will take place on Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd September 2012. 7 groups will be playing.

The program:
September 21st:
KAFKA / Benjamin de la Fuente (fr)
September 22nd:
WE INSIST ! (fr)
MAGMA (fr)

Ticket price for two days:


NEARfest Apocalypse

NEARfest Apocalypse tickets on sale March 3rd
February 6, 2012

Rosfest 2012

ROSfest 2012 ticket sales to start February 4th, at 12 noon EST.

Following the pre-sale of Gold seat tickets, the regular tickets for ROSfest 2012 will go on sale from February 4th 2012. Ticket options are as follows:

Friday night pass $50.00
Saturday and Sunday pass $125.00

For ticket reservations contact the Majestic Theater:
Contact Phone: 717-337-8200
Contact E-mail: majestictheater@gettysburg.edu

ROSfest 2012 schedule:

Friday - May 4th 2012:
6:00 pm: DeeExpus (UK)
9:00 pm: Karmakanic (Sweden

Saturday - May 5th 2012:
11:00 am: Aaron English Band (USA)