Wednesday, 27 May 2015.
We here at GEP are really excited to announce our newest signing, Purposeful Porpoise.
Founder and lead guitarist/vocalist/composer Alex Cora envisioned something different for this Los Angeles- based, progressive rock, concept band. With influences ranging from Genesis and Frank Zappa to Jeff Beck and Joni Mitchell, Purposeful Porpoise’s double CD debut was recorded live in-studio with some of the best musicians in the world jamming and creating music that has a live, organic feel that can only be created when artists play live together.
Assembling what can only be called an ‘all star’ line up of musicians, Purposeful Porpoise was conceived not only as a stand-alone record, but as part of a larger, three-album project telling the saga of ‘Jeux D’eau’, which translates literally, as ‘Water Games’. Featuring legendary drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting/Frank Zappa); keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater/Yngwie Malmsteen); bassist Ric Fierabracci (Chick Corea/Dave Weckl) and violinist Ginny Luke (Meatloaf/Dave Matthews) Purposeful Porpoise is a fully evolved, melodic masterpiece full of adventure, ambition and awe-inspiring musicianship.
Pre-order from the GEP online shop from 1st June
Wednesday, 18 March 2015.
Special Providence kicked off their tour with the launch gig for their latest album 'Essence of Change' on the 13th March in Budapest, Hungary. Adam Marko, drummer: "It was a crazy night!"
This acclaimed new album is out on GEP on the 30th March and the CD is available for pre-sale at a special 'pre-sale' price of £8 from the GEP store.
Monday, 09 March 2015.
What a great year it has been for IQ with the release of their The Road Of Bones album. Its been voted number one album of 2014 in numerous polls and awards, with the title track picking up a couple of votes along the way... We always knew it was great but now its official - you do too!
Available at the IQ and GEP online shops
- No. 1 Album of the year - Dutch Progressive Rock Pages (DPRP) website reader’s poll
- Album of the year award -The Classic Rock Society Awards
- No. 1 Album of the year - Background Magazine
- No. 1 Album of the year - DPRP prog website contributors’ ‘Something for the weekend’ blog
- No. 1 Album of the year - Highlands magazine, France
- Best of 2014 – No. 1 album - KPTZ 91.9 FM (Port Townsend, Washington - USA)
- No. 1 top 20 chart January 2015 - Progressive Chart
- No. 1 Album of the year - Radio Xymphonia, Holland
- No. 1 Album of the year - Maly Leksykon Wielkich Zespolow, Polish website
- No. 1 Album of the year - ProgRock.org.pl – Polish prog website
- No. 1 Album of the year - Progmill – Prog programme on Stafford Radio
- No. 1 Album of the year - The Prog Mind – facebook group
- No. 1 Album of the year - Massive Prog Radio – Dutch radio station
- Best Album of 2014 - Progarchy website (Russell Clarke)
- No. 1 Album of the year - Electric Garden Prog Festival website
- No. 1 Top 20 Albums of 2014 - ‘Silence is the mind-killer’ website
- No. 1 Album released in 2014 - Progarchives, user ratings and reviews
- No. 2 Album of the year - Eclipsed magazine, Germany
- No. 2 Album of the year - Ladyobscure.com – ‘an elite (online) music magazine’
- No. 2 Album of 2014 - Progarchives collaborator’s poll
- No. 3 Album of 2014 - PROG magazine reader’s poll
- No. 5 Album of the year - Voted by "Noc Muzycznych Pejzaży" ("The Night of Musical Landscapes") listeners
- List of must have albums of 2014 – all genre ‘Listen to this’ - Reddit
- Best track of 2014 - ‘The Road of Bones’ Award The Classic Rock Society Awards
- No. 1 Best track ‘The Road of Bones' - DPRP prog website reader’s poll
- No. 2 Best track ‘Without Walls’ - DPRP prog website reader’s poll
- No. 1 Best song of 2014 ‘The Road of Bones’ - The Prog Mind – facebook group
- Best UK Band 2014 Award - The Classic Rock Society Awards
- No. 1 Best keyboardist - PRP prog website reader’s poll
- No. 1 Best vocalist - DPRP prog website reader’s poll
- No. 1 Best keyboard performance - The Prog Mind – facebook group
- No. 1 Best bass performance The Prog Mind – facebook group
- Best lyricist Award -The Classic Rock Society Awards
Friday, 06 March 2015.
At the Classic Rock Society Awards night recently IQ picked up awards for Best Album, Best Track ('The Road of Bones'), Best UK Band and Best Lyricist.
Congratulations to IQ – great recognition for a great album.
Monday, 02 March 2015.
French webzine and Internet radio station United Rock Nations has selected ‘Essence of Change’, the new album by Special Providence, as their album of the month. In the glowing album review they say “Essence of Change is to rank among the greatest albums of progessive metal fusion of all ages! A masterpiece that blends perfectly jazz, progressive metal, rock. Special Providence has never been a better name”.
Read the full review here & here.
‘Essence of Change’ is available to pre-order in the GEP Online Store at the special ‘pre-order’ price of £8.