Please welcome for the first time on the rock, from Norway: WOBBLER! WOBBLER is by many considered to be Norway’s leading symphonic progressive rock band. They are known for their love for analog equipment and the overall aesthetics of the 60’s and 70’s. Their last album, “From Silence to Somewhere” has been reviewed in over 20 different countries around the world since its release in October 2017!
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Please welcome for the first time on the rock, from Germany: SMALLTAPE, a promising project by musician and sound designer Philipp Nespital from Berlin. Their newest album “The Ocean“, which was released in 2017, received great reviews in German Prog magazines and websites (i.e. Eclipsed Magazine). SMALLTAPE will present their new album among other tracks on the Loreley.
Please welcome on saturday, from Sweden: Rikard Sjöblom’s GUNGFLY, the musical solo outlet of the multi-instrumentalist madman behind the microphone of the now-legendary BEARDFISH. Expect incredible vocal range, intensely personal lyrics, Sjöblom’s signature sense of complex-yet-catchy keyboard melodies, and a guitar work that spans the spectrum of folksy to downright face melting.
For the first time on the Loreley: The legendary French Prog band ANGE will perform their first ever gig in Germany on the Loreley. ANGE were formed in 1970 by the Décamps brothers Francis and Christian and were mainly influenced by two major Prog bands: King Crimson and Genesis. Although they undertook their Farewell Tour in 1995, the band eventually returned in 1999, this time with Christian and Tristan Décamps (Christian’s son). ANGE are currently working on their new album, “Heureux”, to be released this year.
Liverpool’s band ANTIMATTER, fronted by Mick Moss has continued to forge forward on the live scene with an ever-evolving live band. Their release, “Live Between The Earth & Clouds” was described by Prog Magazine UK as ”essential viewing, capturing them at their very best”.
Welcome on the rock: THRESHOLD were formed in the leafy suburbs of Surrey, England in 1988. The band has released numerous studio and live albums. They are currently signed to Nuclear Blast Records. THRESHOLD released their album “For The Journey” in 2014. It includes the 12 minute epic “The Box” and opening single “Watchtower On The Moon”, which was featured on the Roadkill video game. The album charted in several countries, peaking at no. 19 in Switzerland and no. 33 in Germany and Finland.
In 2017, their latest output was released: “Legend Of The Shires”, a double album which was well received by both, press and fans. Glynn Morgan, the band’s former vocalist from 1994 to 1996, replaced Damian Wilson on that album. “Legend Of The Shires” peaked at no. 14 in Switzerland and no. 13 in Germany – their biggest success so far.
For the first time on the rock: RETROSPECTIVE. The Polish band was founded approx. 10 years ago. They are not restricted to a particular music style, but often search for different kinds of rock, ranging from “art” to “hard”. Their most recent album is called “Re:Search” and was released by Progressive Promotion Records early last year. We are proud to welcome RETROSPECTIVE on stage on the Loreley on Friday, 13th July 2018.
TIGER MOTH TALES – an English Progressive Rock solo project from multi-instrumentalist Pete Jones is confirmed for sunday. Pete lost his sight at an early age but quickly latched onto music as a huge part of his life. Being a huge fan of Genesis and Steve Hackett it is easy to see that Pete wears his influences on his sleeve and his debut album, “Cocoon” turned into a real gem, with hints of Big Big Train and FROST*. TIGER MOTH TALES’ performance will be a unique experience for all fans of prog music.
Having Pete Jones on stage with Camel on Saturday 14th already, we decided to show his and his band mates’ talent on 15th of July 2018 as well.
The Tiger Moth Tales live shows have been amazingly well received and Pete has got some amazing musicians to back him up in the form of the band ‘Red Bazar’.
Tiger Moth Tales are delighted and excited to come to Germany to perform you all!
The Sea Within – a new art-rock supergroup formed by Roine Stolt (Transatlantic, The Flower Kings), Daniel Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation), Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, The Tangent), Tom Brislin (Renaissance, Spiraling, Yes Symphonic, Deborah Harry) & Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, Steven Wilson, UK, Joe Satriani) will join us on the rock on July 14 to present their very first album – We are already thrilled to listen to the result of this unique collaboration!