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Title: When Prog and Power Unite (Podcast) wpapu.com
Post by: Nick on February 27, 2015, 02:49:20 PM
This has been a few weeks in the works, but I am happy to announce the *new* When Prog and Power Unite.

www.wpapu.com

Along with a major graphical upgrade and the future capability to do more things if needed, the central reason for this change was podcasting. Now anyone can automatically get the shows sent to their phone by subscribing to our RSS feed using their favorite podcast program on their desktop or phone.

The feed URL is: http://wpapu.com/feed/podcast/

For those wishing to go through iTunes, the above feed may or may not work, but over the coming weeks we will be getting listed through iTunes and so there will no longer be any issues after that.

Although I love nothing more than those who are able to help make the live broadcast more interactive, I understand that many people who would enjoy the show can't necessarily listen during the hours we broadcast. This will allow everyone the chance to very easily follow the show on their own time.

Any feedback on the new site is appreciated, and if you have ever wanted to check us out I hope you subscribe!
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Post by: kingshmegland on February 27, 2015, 03:37:49 PM
Just downloaded on I-tunes and will put it on The Queen's I-Pod as well
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast
Post by: senecadawg2 on February 27, 2015, 04:10:17 PM
Sweet. I always enjoy checking in when I have the time, but its been a long time. The new website looks great!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast
Post by: Evermind on February 28, 2015, 12:44:18 PM
Yeah, nice to see the new site. I really can't tune in to the shows themselves due to time differences and my working schedule, but I think I'll have a vacation for a week somewhere in May so I'll join in for that one show if it will indeed take place (6th of May, I think).

Meanwhile, I'm downloading the podcast for 25.02. :tup
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast
Post by: Prog Snob on March 01, 2015, 12:49:54 AM
Looking good Nick!   Now that I'm moving out into my own place I should have more time to listen in.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast
Post by: Nick on March 01, 2015, 09:47:32 PM
Thank you for the kind comments guys. It was a fair bit of work (with a lot of work updating things still to go), but I love how it looks now.

Those of you subscribed may have noticed this weekend, but along with the regular podcasts over the next dozen weeks or so, in between shows I'll be sending out an additional podcast of sorts. In order to somewhat get the interviews we've done some push on the new site I'll be going back to the beginning and sending one out a week, with an update on what the person or band has been up to since the interview. For many it'll be an easy skip, as many are somewhat outdated, but for the right artists I'm sure there will be some interesting stuff.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast
Post by: Nick on March 02, 2015, 05:30:11 PM
The yearly retrospective page, and the page for the 25 most recent reviews for new releases have been created. Anyone who wanted to check any of that out can do so now. Included are year end lists since 2008, some of which are Jeff and I, some are Mason and I, and one is just myself. Reviews date back to about mid-2011.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast
Post by: Nick on March 04, 2015, 10:28:59 AM
Show tonight! First show since the re-launch, and I'm very excited.

I do have to work until about 5:30, or perhaps 5:45, but should be no later than that. While I have made the precautions not to be late, in case something happens the show could start a few minutes late, just FYI.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EST)
Post by: Nick on March 04, 2015, 03:53:08 PM
Back in time, all is well. Show starts in 7 minutes!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EST)
Post by: Nick on March 04, 2015, 07:06:58 PM
Thanks for coming out tonight folks.

2015-03-04
Rush - Anthem
The Gentle Storm - The Greatest Love (Storm)
The Gentle Storm - Shores of India (Gentle)
Odin's Court - Insomnia
Steven Wilson - 3 Years Older
Sylvan - Black and White
Genesis - Fly on a Windshield
Flicker - Out There
Shadow Gallery - Roads of Thunder
Threshold - The Latent Gene
Redemption - Black and White World~
Dream Theater - About to Crash
IQ - Zero Hour
Flying Colors - Fury of My Love
David Gilmour - On an Island*
Coheed and Cambria - Mother Superior
James LaBrie - Letting Go
Synaethesia - Epiphany*
Aisles - Sorrow*
Anathema - Alternative 4
Bruce Dickinson - Darkside of Aquarius
MindMaze - the Machine Stops
Beardfish - If We Must Be Apart (A Love Story Continued)
UFO - Run Boy Run
GPS - I Believe in Yesterday
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EST)
Post by: Nick on March 11, 2015, 03:15:35 PM
Sorry for the late reminder, but show tonight!

For all those folks in a non-time adjusting country, be aware that the show will be seemingly starting one hour earlier than normal.

Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: ariich on March 11, 2015, 03:27:37 PM
So it starts in half an hour?
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on March 11, 2015, 03:29:49 PM
Yes
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: ariich on March 11, 2015, 03:50:02 PM
Nice, I'll be there then!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 11, 2015, 09:30:18 PM
Podcast is up. :)

2015-03-11
Spock's Beard - Surfing Down the Avalanche
Steven Wilson - Hand Cannot Erase
Odin's Court - The Depths of Reason
The Gentle Storm - Cope of Storms (Storm)
The Gentle Storm - The Storm (Gentle)*
Hasse Froberg & Musical Companions - Can't Stop the Clock
Vision Divine - The Secret of Life
Secret Sphere - Wish and Steadiness
UFO - The Ballad of the Left Hand Gun
Royal Hunt - Autograph
Styx - Queen of Spades
Beardfish - Into the Night
Nightwish - 7 Days to the Wolves
Vanden Plas - Cold Wind
Chain - Before There Was
Evergrey - Misled
Pink Floyd - Learning to Fly~
It Bites - Playground
Tiles - Sacred & Mundane
Asia - Only Time Will Tell
The Flower Kings - For the Love of Gold
Strattman - A Better World
Flicker - My Empty Head
Heliopolis - New Frontier
41Point9 - The Bullet's in the Barrel
Sylvan - Shine
Marillion - Grendel
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: ariich on March 12, 2015, 02:28:44 AM
Wow, caught almost the entire show for once! :D
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 15, 2015, 01:26:33 PM
It is my privilege to introduce Joseph Tingle as a new writer for When Prog and Power Unite. Many know Joe as a past member here, PerpetualChange. He just did his first review, for the brand new album from long time rockers UFO. Check it out!

http://wpapu.com/2015-03-15/
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: TAC on March 15, 2015, 01:41:26 PM
Perp is a past member? I didn't know he left. Always good to hear from him.

I know Brent and Paul weren't that impressed with the new UFO, but I think it's pretty solid.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: senecadawg2 on March 15, 2015, 02:04:57 PM
I don't think he left. I think he was banned
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: TAC on March 15, 2015, 02:09:29 PM
I don't think he left. I think he was banned
Ooops!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 18, 2015, 12:31:45 PM
Show tonight!

There won't be a show next week as I'll be in Pittsburgh. Going to see about doing a podcast to send out anyway for next week though.

Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on March 18, 2015, 12:32:44 PM
I'll be there for an hour until the wife gets home.  See you then.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 18, 2015, 12:37:23 PM
I'll do my best to catch some of the show tonight.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 18, 2015, 01:00:17 PM
I'll do my best to catch some of the show tonight.

Cool beans, anything in particular you'd like to hear?
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on March 18, 2015, 01:28:21 PM
I'll do my best to catch some of the show tonight.

Cool beans, anything in particular you'd like to hear?

I'd like you to say Hef's name between songs, slow and sexy.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 18, 2015, 02:56:49 PM
I'll do my best to catch some of the show tonight.

Cool beans, anything in particular you'd like to hear?

I'd like you to say Hef's name between songs, slow and sexy.
That's what I was going to say.

Make your voice drop lower on "daddy".  The chicks love that.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on March 18, 2015, 03:54:24 PM
Great minds Hef, great minds........
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 18, 2015, 03:56:35 PM
And your minds too, apparently. :biggrin:
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on March 18, 2015, 03:57:05 PM
 :lol


Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on March 18, 2015, 04:04:14 PM
Hef, get in the chat room my brother!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 18, 2015, 04:12:10 PM
This feeling is echoed by myself, Doc, and Joe.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: hefdaddy42 on March 18, 2015, 05:59:56 PM
Hef, get in the chat room my brother!
I'm here, where the fuck are you?
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on March 18, 2015, 06:39:46 PM
Hef, get in the chat room my brother!
I'm here, where the fuck are you?

Left after off an hour. Wifey time. Got to put in the time.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: TAC on March 18, 2015, 06:48:59 PM
Apparently wifey time is over. :lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on March 18, 2015, 07:16:22 PM
Tim, some of us can multi task.  Aka a smartphone lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Dr. DTVT on March 18, 2015, 07:19:01 PM
When do you multitask Joe?  You leave every time your wife gets home.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on March 18, 2015, 07:33:25 PM
Cooking, talking, watching TV shows on our DVR and chatting with you shlubs.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 18, 2015, 09:21:47 PM
:lol Sorry to interrupt, but this week's podcast is up.

http://wpapu.com/2015-03-18/
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on March 19, 2015, 06:12:07 AM
 :lol

I'll download it tonight.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: senecadawg2 on March 19, 2015, 09:23:52 AM
I look forward to listening to the podcast... That Arcane album is quite good.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 19, 2015, 06:52:00 PM
Heh, that album was my quarterly ProgArchives purchase. I have a habit of about every 3 months, looking there for their top albums of the year, and crossing albums I'd be interested in, that I don't have, ranked highly on their list. I've had pretty good success with that in the past when catching up.

In any case, the Known album I've enjoyed quite a bit, the Learned disc not quite as much.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on March 19, 2015, 07:10:51 PM
Downloaded on my and the Queen's I-Pod.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on March 20, 2015, 07:48:09 AM
OH!!!  I loved Strattman – Caught Inside the Rain.  I need to use up my I-Tunes cards!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 22, 2015, 12:07:42 PM
While I record this week's podcast I'll be going live, probably around 4 or 5 eastern time and will stay live till another show at 7.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 22, 2015, 02:13:28 PM
Going to be going live in about 30 minutes.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 22, 2015, 06:41:06 PM
This should bounce up on Wednesday right when the show is usually starting.

2015-03-25
Rush - Distant Early Warning
Arcane - Unturning
Art of Illusion - Distance
Lonely Robot - Airlock
Lonely Robot - God vs. Man
Leap Day - Signs on the 13th
Hasse Froberg & Musical Companions - Everything Can Change
Steven Wilson - Home Invasion/Regret #9
Strattman - A Candle in the Sun
Squonk Opera - Inhale
The Gentle Storm - Eyes of Michiel (Gentle)
Daze Kerzner - Into the Sun
Flicker - Everywhere Face
UFO - Sugar Cane
Muse - Liquid State
Universe Effects - Against the Influent
The Contortionist - Langauge, Pt. 1: Intuition
Star One - Human See, Human Do
Fates Warning - And Yet it Moves
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 26, 2015, 08:35:39 PM
Since I wasn't here on Wednesday I just want to remind everyone the podcast was made available Wednesday.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on March 28, 2015, 05:03:21 AM
Downloaded.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 01, 2015, 08:01:07 AM
Attention all pilots of the solar federation: Show tonight!

Making their debut on the show tonight shall be Glass Hammer, Izz, Not a Good Sign, and Karnataka.

Also a ton more stuff that was only started getting some play last week. Tons of music flowing in lately, so this show is certified by Subway* as "Ear Fresh".

*Subway is in no way affiliated with When Bread and Meats Unite.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on April 01, 2015, 08:12:41 AM
I need to get the new Glass Hammer.  I may be a little late but I'll be there
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 01, 2015, 02:53:40 PM
Show in 1 hour! Take a break away from burning your eyes to come join in chat. :)
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: ytserush on April 03, 2015, 09:14:11 PM
Damn. The new Izz iz out, huh?
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 04, 2015, 10:25:21 AM
Damn. The new Izz iz out, huh?

April 7th, and about that...

Here is a little update about what the next few days/weeks are going to bring.

Later today my 2011 interview with Neal Morse will get posted/podcasted for anyone who wishes to revisit that. Monday will see Joe's new review posted. It will be for the sophomore album from Italian conglomerate Not a Good Sign. Wednesday will not only be a new show, but I'll also be speaking with Ian Jones of the English prog band Karnataka. That interview will get posted later in the week in lieu of a retrospective interview. And by that time my review of the new IZZ album, Everlasting Instant, should be ready as well.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 08, 2015, 12:32:22 PM
Show tonight! New stuff from Steve Hackett and Exovex included. :D
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 08, 2015, 03:57:19 PM
Also, to celebrate the forthcoming Act IV from the Dear Hunter... an overdue triple shot from the first three Acts. Show in 3!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 08, 2015, 08:38:08 PM
A BIG thank you to everyone who came out to chat tonight. It makes my life infinitely easier to talk and keep things entertaining and going well when things are that active. :tup

Podcast:
http://wpapu.com/2015-04-08/

Last week saw the premier of a new track from English band Karnataka, and this week we’ve made Secrets of Angels our featured album, playing two shorter tracks, as well as the epic title track. This precedes an interview that will be posted later this week with bassist and songwriter Ian Jones. If you enjoy  sharp pop-edged prog you should definitely be checking this out.

In addition, new band Exovex made their debut on the show, and got a fantastic reception from those chatting live.  Steve Hackett’s new album Wolflight also got its first play. All this great stuff is already released and waiting for you. Notice anything we’ve missed during the year so far? Let us know in the comments so we can get it for the upcoming weeks.

2015-04-08
Dream Theater – Raise the Knife~
Karnataka – Because of You
Not a Good Sign – Flying Over Cities
IZZ – The Everlasting Instant
Exovex – Stolen Wings
Steve Hackett – Wolflight
The Gentle Storm – New Horizons (Storm)
Hasse Froberg & Musical Companions – Genius
Karnataka – Poison Ivy
Not a Good Sign – Not Now
Steven Wilson – Happy Returns/Ascendant Here On
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Comfortably Numb^
Phideaux – Thank You For the Evil
Queensryche – Neue Regel
Arcane – Selfsame
Agent Fresco – Eyes of a Cloud Chaser*
Lonely Robot – A Godless Sea
Glass Hammer – Babylon
The Dear Hunter: Act I-III
-The Pimp and the Priest
-Dear Ms. Leading
-Mustard Gas
Pyramaze – The Birth
Universe Effects – Tormented
Karnataka – Secrets of Angels
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Onno on April 09, 2015, 02:27:53 AM
Hey, you played Agent Fresco just after I went to bed  :lol Shame I missed that. Did you like it?
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 12, 2015, 07:04:34 PM
Hey, you played Agent Fresco just after I went to bed  :lol Shame I missed that. Did you like it?

I did! As I can't listen during the show, I had to just pick at random, but good recommendation!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 15, 2015, 10:52:31 AM
Show tonight!

Our featured album this week will be Radio Silence, the debut from a new act, Exovex (Exovex / Dale Simmons). And making their debut on the show will be a Virginia based prog-metal outfit, Iris Divine. And of course, a ton of other recent prog goodies.

I'm also going to make an effort going forward with the podcasts to deliver better news in the write-ups. So if I mention a tour or a new video during the show, I will try and embed the video or put a link for the tour etc.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on April 15, 2015, 11:16:30 AM
I've got some things to do after work so I'll be on after the first hour.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: hefdaddy42 on April 15, 2015, 12:22:20 PM
I'll do my best to stop by.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 15, 2015, 01:25:26 PM
I've got some things to do after work so I'll be on after the first hour.

And when Lisa gets home, you'll be gone for the last two hours. :biggrin:

I'll do my best to stop by.

GLORY TO THE HEFNOTOAD!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on April 15, 2015, 01:43:18 PM
I know where my bread is buttered. :biggrin:
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 15, 2015, 04:11:26 PM
I know where my bread is buttered. :biggrin:

I'll butter your bread!

After the big turnout last week, chat is barren right now, come to me!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 15, 2015, 11:42:50 PM
New podcast is up: http://wpapu.com/2015-04-15-podcast/

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Our featured album this comes from American composer Dale Simmons, whose band Exovex is releasing the album Radio Silence. The album features several notable names, including Richard Barbieri and Gavin Harrison of Porcupine Tree. You can get information on the album and order it directly from the artist here.

Making their debut on the show this week was Virginia based prog-metallers Iris Divine. Earlier this year they released their second album, Karma Sown, and later this year they will be doing a small tour with former When Prog and Power Unite co-host Jeff Teets and the rest of MindMaze. You can check Iris Divine out on Facebook here, and the tour dates below.

Next up some news. I mentioned during the program that Arena has a new album coming out, The Unquiet Sky, and you can buy that directly from Arena here.

IZZ will be having a CD release party for Everlasting Instant in New Jersey on Sunday, April 19th, and you can get some info on that here. The show is hosted by the NJ ProgHouse, and they are a fantastic outfit. If you live in the Northeast US, you should check them out in the future, even if you can’t make this particular show.

Evergrey will be touring America again! You can get info on those shows, along with their dates worldwide here.

Coheed and Cambria are also touring! Live somewhere that no one ever comes to? Well, they are specifically hitting some of those places, so Dewey Beach, Delaware, be ready! Check out the full dates here.

Next up, a band I’ve long been a fan of, Secret Sphere, has re-recorded and is re-releasing their early album, A Time Never Come. You can get it through Amazon here.

That’s all for now, but keep your eyes and ears tuned, as I hope to have my review of the aforementioned IZZ album online this Friday.

2015-04-15
Threshold – Fragmentation
Exovex – Metamorph
Arena – The Unquiet Sky
Karnataka – Forbidden Dreams
Iris Divine – Fire of the Unknown
MindMaze – Fading Skies
Exovex – Seeker’s Prayer
IZZ – Illuminata
Evergrey – Barricades
Coheed and Cambria – The Crowing
Secret Sphere – Under the Flag of Mary Read
Exovex – The Last Orbit
Hasse Froberg & Musical Companions – The Warmth of the Evening
Glass Hammer – Bandwagon
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Roundabout^
Fish – Openwater
Arcane – Hunter, Heart & Home
Art of Illusion – For Her
Gungfly – White Light
Subsignal – Echoes in Eternity
Steve Hackett – Love Song to a Vampire
Not a Good Sign – Pleasure of Drowning
Rush – Spindrift
Kansas – Lightning’s Hand
Pink Floyd – Wearing the Inside Out
Rush – Natural Science
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on April 16, 2015, 03:49:15 PM
Just Bought Exovex and will crank the mutha tomorrow at work!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 21, 2015, 07:48:39 PM
Show tomorrow night! Haven't finished the planned portion of the set yet, but I think the featured album with be the brand new disc from The Tangent.

Gavin Harrison (solo), and Lo-Fi resistance will also be seeing premiers on the show.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on April 21, 2015, 08:02:41 PM
Show tomorrow night! Haven't finished the planned portion of the set yet, but I think the featured album with be the brand new disc from The Tangent.

Gavin Harrison (solo), and Lo-Fi resistance will also be seeing premiers on the show.

Speaking of Gavin Harrison, you should play some Exovex too.  I might be able to tune in for a bit.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 21, 2015, 08:06:35 PM
Show tomorrow night! Haven't finished the planned portion of the set yet, but I think the featured album with be the brand new disc from The Tangent.

Gavin Harrison (solo), and Lo-Fi resistance will also be seeing premiers on the show.

Speaking of Gavin Harrison, you should play some Exovex too.  I might be able to tune in for a bit.

I plan to, was the featured album last week. :D
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on April 21, 2015, 08:30:18 PM
Show tomorrow night! Haven't finished the planned portion of the set yet, but I think the featured album with be the brand new disc from The Tangent.

Gavin Harrison (solo), and Lo-Fi resistance will also be seeing premiers on the show.

Speaking of Gavin Harrison, you should play some Exovex too.  I might be able to tune in for a bit.

I plan to, was the featured album last week. :D

Mah bad.  So-wee
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on April 21, 2015, 08:42:00 PM
Told the wifey she is cooking dinner so i can tune in for a bit!


So prog metal of me.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 21, 2015, 08:51:16 PM
Told the wifey she is cooking dinner so i can tune in for a bit!


So prog metal of me.

This is clearly the correct move, given that it's the second to last show before RoSfest!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on April 21, 2015, 08:52:22 PM
And the last show with special guest Mason!  I will spam him on FB all week.  lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 21, 2015, 08:59:18 PM
No, that's MAY 27th.

I told you that last week. :lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on April 22, 2015, 06:46:55 AM
No, that's MAY 27th.

I told you that last week. :lol

Dammit Nick, the last show before the concert.  Read dammit! :lol  I know today is not the last show before the festival. :lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 22, 2015, 03:27:38 PM
Well, then, okay. :lol

So, some more good news from tonight. I've been jotting down some things that got requested and didn't have, and the station got a hold of them this week.

This includes: Soul Secret, Forgotten Suns, and Parzival's Eye.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on April 22, 2015, 04:35:56 PM
If only we could listen to them.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on April 22, 2015, 04:53:15 PM
If only we could listen to them.

You dirty bugger.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 22, 2015, 10:23:01 PM
New podcast available: http://wpapu.com/2015-04-22-podcast/

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It’s not every week that a Swedish prog outfit puts out a new album, it can just seem that way sometimes! This time around the prolific band in question is The Tangent, and our featured album this week is their brand new offering, A Spark in the Aether. You can learn more about the band at their website here, and buy the album from Amazon.

There were also a lot of debuts on the show this week. New albums have been released by Gavin Harrison, Soul Secret, Parzival’s Eye. Although there is no new album to report, Lo-Fi Resistance also had their debut on the show.

I also learned this past week that Riverside will be performing shows outside of ProgPower USA. One of these shows will be at the Crossroads Theater in New Brunswick, NJ, and will be hosted by the NJ Proghouse. That same outfit and theater hosted Riverside during their first ever North American headlining appearance in 2008.

2015-04-22
Firewind – Mercenary Man
IZZ – Sincerest Life
Lo-Fi Resistance – Chalk Lines
The Tangent – A Spark in the Aether
Exovex – Dead Reckoning
Kansas – Miracles Out of Nowhere
Steven Wilson – 3 Years Older (Demo)
Gavin Harrison – Sound of Muzak/So Called Friend^
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Thick as a Brick^
The Gentle Storm – Comatose^
The Gentle Storm – Mad World^
The Tangent – Aftereugene
Devin Townsend – Earth Day
Soul Secret – Our Horizon*
Parzival’s Eye – Liar*
Karnataka – Fairytale Lies
Riverside – Feel Like Falling
Glass Hammer – Sand
Enchant – Within an Inch
Shadow Gallery – Room V
Steve Hackett – The Wheel’s Turning
The Tangent – A spark in the Aether, Part 2
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 29, 2015, 01:41:32 PM
When Prog and Power Unite will be taking over the airwaves on Wednesday, April 29 from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC. There won't be a featured album this week, but instead there shall be a featured festival! Between this broadcast and next I'll be heading to beautiful Gettysburg to take in RoSfest! However the show will not be strictly RoSfest artists, and we will be debuting FORGOTTEN SUNS and Ghost Ship Octavius on the show.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 29, 2015, 03:58:46 PM
Show starts in 2 minutes!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on May 06, 2015, 10:01:58 AM
Hey folks, no show tonight unfortunately. I am going to try and push out my review of RoSfest today, which is going to be an audio review and live tracks thrown in. I will also try to do a broadcast tomorrow and get the normal podcast out on Friday. Lots to do and little time to do it though, so some of this might get delayed.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast
Post by: Evermind on May 06, 2015, 10:17:55 AM
Yeah, nice to see the new site. I really can't tune in to the shows themselves due to time differences and my working schedule, but I think I'll have a vacation for a week somewhere in May so I'll join in for that one show if it will indeed take place (6th of May, I think).

So I can finally attend the show now that I'm on that aforementioned vacation, and it's cancelled. So much for my luck.  :lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on May 06, 2015, 10:46:36 AM
Yeah, nice to see the new site. I really can't tune in to the shows themselves due to time differences and my working schedule, but I think I'll have a vacation for a week somewhere in May so I'll join in for that one show if it will indeed take place (6th of May, I think).

So I can finally attend the show now that I'm on that aforementioned vacation, and it's cancelled. So much for my luck.  :lol

Dammit, very sorry about that. :(

Unfortunately no way I'm getting the review done, up and promoted today, so I will likely try and do the broadcast and podcast tomorrow, followed by the review on Saturday.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on May 07, 2015, 12:12:50 PM
http://wpapu.com/2015-05-07-review-rosfest-2015/

RoSfest 2015 review!

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This review is quite a bit different than the norm. Instead of trying to write about over 15+ hours of music that was the RoSfest weekend, as well as the interactions between sets and at the after parties, I’ve decided to go ahead with an audio only review. You will hear a few thoughts on each set, and then for most bands a live song from their performance at RoSfest. Several acts will possibly be releasing their sets officially, and so studio tracks have been used in those instances. Below you can find links to the festival as well as all the bands. Sit back and re-live the weekend with me!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on May 13, 2015, 08:21:06 AM
Show tonight!

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When Prog and Power Unite will be taking over the airwaves on Wednesday, May 13 from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC. As this is our first broadcast since RoSfest, you can expect some play and talk related to the festival, which brings us to our featured album. This week it will be the self titled debut album from British act Synaesthesia. We'll also be premiering a lot bands on the show, including Ted Leonard (solo), 3RDegree, Abel Ganz, Little Atlas, Nordic Giants, Sonus Umbra, and the Von Hertzen Brothers. A good festival always refreshes the playlist (and depletes the wallet) for your benefit!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on May 13, 2015, 03:21:03 PM
Show in just over 1/2 hour. :D
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on May 14, 2015, 12:00:25 PM
http://wpapu.com/2015-05-13-podcast/

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The May 13th episode of When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) is now available! This week we featured the self titled debut release of British band Synaesthesia. A myriad of bands made their debut on the program including Nordic Giants, the Von Hertzen Brothers, 3RDegree, Little Atlas, Sonus Umbra, and Abel Ganz. And of course there was still a good bit of chatter about RoSfest.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on May 14, 2015, 12:01:11 PM
I will download tonight!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on May 20, 2015, 08:18:26 AM
When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Wednesday, May 13 from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC. Our featured album this week is Secret Garden from Angra.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on May 20, 2015, 03:54:22 PM
Show in 5 min!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Evermind on May 20, 2015, 04:04:54 PM
Tuning in for an hour or two today. :tup

edit: I had quite a lot of fun! I'll be sure to tune in whenever I don't need to wake up early at Thursday. ;)
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on May 27, 2015, 05:52:36 AM
A very special When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Wednesday, May 27, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC. Long time contributor Mason Rouser will be in the studio to co-host, and has chosen a double feature for this week. The first feature is the debut release from Strattman, Lie of the Beholder. The second feature comes from Sonus Umbra, and their latest album, Winter Solstice. In addition to that Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Alpha Rev, and Odd Dimension will all be making their debut on the show tonight!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on May 27, 2015, 03:34:38 PM
The 2015 Dr. DTVT spectacular starts in less than a half hour!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on May 27, 2015, 03:51:34 PM
I will be sexing you both in a few.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on June 03, 2015, 01:38:20 PM
When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Wednesday, June 3, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC. This week we're featuring the new album from Leprous, The Congregation. Two bands will also be making their debut on the show, Circuline and Magic Pie.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on June 03, 2015, 03:39:14 PM
Show starts in 20!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on June 03, 2015, 04:54:55 PM
Sorry man.  Can't make it tonight.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Onno on June 04, 2015, 04:20:22 AM
Sorry Nick, couldn't make it either. Haven't been sleeping well for the past two weeks so I need every minute of rest I can get.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on June 04, 2015, 12:16:07 PM
No worries guys, hope you enjoy the podcast if you have the chance to listen.

Incidentally: http://wpapu.com/episode-303-featuring-leprous/

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When Prog and Power Unite's (www.wpapu.com) 303rd episode from June 3rd is now available! This episode featured the new album from Leprous, The Congregation.Additionally, Magic Pie and Circuline made their debut on the program.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on June 04, 2015, 12:21:23 PM
Oh, it will be downloaded.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on June 10, 2015, 10:58:00 AM
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A very special When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Wednesday, June 10, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC. This week, instead of featuring an album, we're going to go back 10 years and take a look at what I consider to be arguably the best year for prog in the new millennium, 2005. And of course some new music as well!

Been playing so much Muse the last few weeks I didn't want to make that the easy feature this week, and so I thought back to 2005. There are a half dozen or so albums released that year that would likely be in my top 50, and are still my favorite from their respective artist. Really looking forward to this.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Evermind on June 10, 2015, 11:14:13 AM
Seems you forgot to change the date though. ;)
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on June 10, 2015, 11:21:28 AM
Seems you forgot to change the date though. ;)

Seems so, thanks!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on June 10, 2015, 12:25:54 PM
I'll see you tonight.


Deal with it.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on June 10, 2015, 12:49:49 PM
I'll see you tonight.

Deal with it.

I hate that thread, so much, but I'm dealing with it. :lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on June 10, 2015, 03:56:20 PM
Show in 5 minutes!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on June 12, 2015, 09:26:47 AM
Forgot to post this yesterday, but this week's podcast is online: http://wpapu.com/episode-304-featuring-the-prog-of-2005/

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When Prog and Power Unite's (www.wpapu.com) 304th episode from June 10th is now available! This special episode replaced the featured album with a featured year. Most of the episode is spent looking back at the prog of 2005, but there is of course some great new music as well!

In other news, this coming Wednesday the show will go on as usual, however I will be away the evening of the 24th. I will be looking to record the podcast either Monday or Tuesday (22nd or 23rd), and wanted to know before I finalize that decision if any of the regulars had a preference.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on June 12, 2015, 09:36:48 AM
I am driving home from Montreal on the 22nd but I should be home by then.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on June 12, 2015, 10:36:48 AM
I am driving home from Montreal on the 22nd but I should be home by then.

Show would make good unpacking music!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on June 12, 2015, 11:10:01 AM
 :lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on June 17, 2015, 09:42:40 AM
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When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Wednesday, June 17, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC. This week we're featuring Disciples of the Sun, the new album from PYRAMAZE.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on June 17, 2015, 02:36:19 PM
I was honestly really late in getting my final playlist together this week, but a little bit of a theme has come together. A handful of some nice long prog songs, and a good number of shorter, but quite heavy songs.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on June 17, 2015, 03:44:28 PM
Can't tonight Nick.  I will download as soon as you have it up.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: ytserush on June 20, 2015, 04:39:46 PM
I am driving home from Montreal on the 22nd but I should be home by then.

No Boston for you?
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on June 20, 2015, 10:50:35 PM
No Boston.  I've spent too much money on converts this year
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on June 21, 2015, 06:11:33 AM
No Boston.  I've spent too much money on converts this year

Joe likes his ho's to be tranny.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on June 21, 2015, 07:11:52 AM
I love my hoes with wangs.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on June 22, 2015, 02:35:06 PM
Just a reminder for anyone able to make it, doing a show tonight, usual time.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on July 01, 2015, 01:04:32 PM
Show tonight! Going to be featuring the new Kingcrow album. Also of note, we have a new chat at the station, and tonight's show will be the first to break it in. Same URL as before, but now you have to sign up through the station's site in order to have a name displayed as opposed to being anonymous.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on July 01, 2015, 02:07:07 PM
I'll be a tad tardy, but will be there for a bit.

Kingcrow!   :metal
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on July 08, 2015, 01:30:38 PM
When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Wednesday, July 8th, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC. With some news on MindMaze's upcoming Dreamwalker EP we will be looking back into 2014 and featuring their second full length album, Back From the Edge. We also have new music from District 97 and Next To None.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on July 10, 2015, 07:37:20 AM
http://wpapu.com/episode-308-featuring-mindmaze/

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When Prog and Power Unite's (www.wpapu.com) 308th episode from July 8th is now available! In this episode we take a look at MindMaze, and their most recent release Back From the Edge. We also played some new music from District 97 and Next to None for the first time.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on July 15, 2015, 10:55:20 AM
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When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Wednesday, July 15th, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC. This will be the last show before a two week hiatus, with our next show on August 5th. Tonight we will have a (long overdue) feature of the newest album from Beardfish, +4626-ComfortZone. In addition there is new material out from Symphony X, Riverside, and Royal Hunt. We will also have a pair of bands make their debut on the program tonight, Kinetic Element Official Site 2.0 and Grus Paridae.

As I'll be away awhile, hope a few people can stop by tonight!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on July 15, 2015, 04:25:05 PM
Sorry Nick.  another week I can't.  Enjoy your vacation and I'll catch you when your back.  I'll download as soon as you put it up.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: ytserush on July 15, 2015, 05:09:02 PM
Sorry Nick.  another week I can't.  Enjoy your vacation and I'll catch you when your back.  I'll download as soon as you put it up.

Goin' to Vegas like everyone else?
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on July 15, 2015, 05:55:24 PM
Worked late. Cooked dinner.  Busy season at work
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on August 04, 2015, 03:18:50 PM
An early reminder about tomorrow's show, as I'm hoping to make it a really good one. Lots has happened in the two weeks I was away, and I'll be including snippets from an interview with Mike LePond during the show as well. Not thrilled to be back from vacation, but happy to be back to this. Hopefully see you guys tomorrow night!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on August 05, 2015, 02:54:00 PM
Show tonight!

Loved speaking with Mike LePond earlier, and look forward to playing a few clips tonight. Gonna be a great (and heavier) show.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on August 09, 2015, 08:12:36 AM
http://wpapu.com/interview-mike-lepond-of-symphony-x-and-silent-assassins/

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Nick's interview with Mike LePond of Symphony X and Mike LePond's Silent Assassins is now available. Click the link below to hear the 17 minute interview discussing both bands, and their plans for the future.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on August 12, 2015, 10:24:50 AM
Show tonight!

We shall be featuring the Jingle.Boy approved album from Borealis, Purgatory!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on August 12, 2015, 10:35:20 AM
Sadly, I won't be around to participate or enjoy - jingle.kids birthday today.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on August 12, 2015, 03:45:21 PM
Show in 15 minutes!

Edit: Stream currently down, waiting for station to fix to be able to start.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on August 12, 2015, 04:13:59 PM
It seems the company that runs our stream is having technical difficulties, affecting the streams of the people who use them. I'm going to start recording a podcast shortly, and if I'm able to go live I will update when that happens.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on August 19, 2015, 02:30:54 PM
Show tonight! Going back to early 2015 to feature a great album from the Von Hertzen Brothers I missed when it first came out.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: ariich on August 19, 2015, 03:43:15 PM
I'll be there for what I think will be the first time in months!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on August 19, 2015, 04:04:24 PM
I'll be there for what I think will be the first time in months!

Lies!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on August 19, 2015, 04:26:22 PM
Wife home and cooking dinner.   Sorry Nick!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on August 26, 2015, 01:55:53 PM
Show tonight!

Going to be featuring Royal Hunt this evening!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on August 26, 2015, 02:05:35 PM
Show tonight!

Going to be featuring Royal Hunt this evening!

Good God man, why?  That album was a plateful of meh, imo.

I might be able to get on for a bit after 7pm or so.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on August 26, 2015, 02:27:28 PM
Show tonight!

Going to be featuring Royal Hunt this evening!

Good God man, why?  That album was a plateful of meh, imo.

I might be able to get on for a bit after 7pm or so.

To be honest, I planned on featuring Spock's Beard, but the Sunday night show just featured it, so I wanted to space it out some more. As of right now I definitely prefer Spock's however.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on September 02, 2015, 02:46:59 PM
Show tonight! Featuring the new Spock's Beard!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on September 09, 2015, 07:55:27 AM
This is one of those weeks that I've been so swamped with music it's been tough to keep up with everything, hope to see some people tonight for a great show!

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When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Wednesday, September 9th, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC. This week is going to be huge with new music! We will be featuring the highly anticipated new album from Iron Maiden, The Book of Souls! In addition we've got new stuff from Riverside, The Dear Hunter, Coheed and Cambria, Ghost, and Amorphis! Voyager Australia and The Music of Andrew Gorczyca will both be making their debut on the show tonight. Finally, we have some news on a new album and kickstarter from Odin's Court. Too much goodness to miss!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: New Website and Podcast (live Wed. 6-9p EDT)
Post by: Nick on September 09, 2015, 03:39:27 PM
20 minutes till show start!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Next show Monday)
Post by: Nick on September 13, 2015, 11:45:30 AM
FYI, special broadcast tomorrow (Monday), at the usual times, as I'll be away Wednesday seeing Riverside.

As for the podcast, it'll still post Wednesday, as Monday I will be posting an interview with Matt Brookins of Odin's Court most likely.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Next show Monday)
Post by: Nick on September 14, 2015, 03:15:53 PM
Interview is posted, but I'll get more into that tomorrow with time.

For now, the special Monday broadcast starts in 45 minutes. Hopefully see a few regulars, and perhaps a few that can't tune in on Wednesdays.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Next show Monday)
Post by: senecadawg2 on September 14, 2015, 06:48:47 PM
Lots of good stuff tonight, especially that new Riverside album  :hefdaddy

Enjoyed tuning in... thanks Nick!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on September 23, 2015, 08:31:55 AM
Thanks Seneca!

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When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Monday, September 23rd, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC. Tonight we will continue catching up with the plethora of great new releases and feature the long awaiting new album from The Dear Hunter, Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on September 30, 2015, 01:41:02 PM
Show tonight!

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When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Monday, September 30th, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC. Tonight we will be featuring Meliora, the new album from Ghost. We're also premiering new music from Scale the Summit and Stratovarius on the program tonight. Heads up, we'll be testing out some new software tonight, so apologies in advance for any difficulties!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on September 30, 2015, 01:49:11 PM
I may be able to tune in for the first hour or so. :tup
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on September 30, 2015, 02:36:41 PM
I may be able to tune in for the first hour or so. :tup

Good, you can tell stories of that event that may or may not have happened, which I've blocked from my mind because I'm still infuriated that I wasn't able to be there. :lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on September 30, 2015, 04:45:48 PM
Sorry buddy!  Work has been so busy that I get home late and cook, and pass out early.  We is subsides I'll check in to the show again.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on September 30, 2015, 09:24:48 PM
Sorry... Was busy with beers and Debra.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Cedar redaC on September 30, 2015, 09:27:09 PM
That synaesthesia track, holy smokes!

And just when I thought I had money. ;D :P
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on September 30, 2015, 10:01:26 PM
That synaesthesia track, holy smokes!

And just when I thought I had money. ;D :P

That's money well spent! New band, can always use the help!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on October 01, 2015, 04:55:43 AM
Synaesthesia epic is great, I was telling that previous year. Money well spent indeed.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 01, 2015, 08:33:21 AM
Synaesthesia epic is great, I was telling that previous year. Money well spent indeed.

Yup, and the rest of the album is just as good!




Podcast is up. :D

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When Prog and Power Unite's (www.wpapu.com) 318th episode from September 30th is now available! We featured the new album from Swedish metal band Ghost B.C, Meliora. We also played some brand new stuff from Stratovarius and Scale the Summit. A trio of bands made their debut on the program, Änglagĺrd, Moon Safari, and IO-Earth Original. Finally, there was some news from RUSH, Threshold, and Flying Colors.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on October 01, 2015, 09:26:15 AM
Why you no post set lists anymore??
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on October 01, 2015, 11:56:28 AM
That's a great tune and Nick and I got to see live!

They also just changed their band name.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 07, 2015, 07:38:24 AM
Why you no post set lists anymore??

Sorry, I've been posting my posts from elsewhere, figuring if people click on the link they will immediately see the setlists. I can start posting them again for you if you wish though.

As for tonight's show, setting that up now, but the featured album will go with some news. I currently have a review of the new Queensryche in the editing process, and Condition Human will be our featured album.

That's a great tune and Nick and I got to see live!

They also just changed their band name.

Yeah, the name change is why I played it, talked about that on air. Was going to interview the guitarist Joey at some point prior to the next album, but will reach out to him sooner now to try and get people on board with the "new" band.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 07, 2015, 08:23:34 AM
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When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Wednesday, September 7th, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC. Tonight we will be taking a good look at the triumphant return of Queensr˙che, and their new album Condition Human. There is also some RUSH news, as well as new stuff from The Winery Dogs. In forthcoming news we have some new music from Mystery, Circle II Circle, and Coheed and Cambria.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 07, 2015, 03:47:13 PM
Show in 10 minutes!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 07, 2015, 07:31:45 PM
Okay, let's see how this works...

Here is the new show: http://wpapu.com/ep-319-featuring-queensryche/

Just visit the link to be able to see the pictures/videos/links please. :)

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Ep. #319 featuring Queensryche
QueensrycheOur featured album this week comes from progressive metal forefathers Queensryche! Their new album Condition Human is their second featuring new vocalist Todd la Torre, and an exciting new chapter in the band’s career. I have a full review in the works, so I won’t say too much more about it here, but if you like what you heard on the show feel free to pick up the album here.

There was a couple of new album announcements during the show, such as Reign of Darkness from Circle II Circle, due out on October 16th and available here, and Mystery‘s Delusion Rain, out November 15th and available here. And videos from both bands are available below. Also, a few shows ago I shared the Roll the Bones audio from Rush‘s upcoming R40 live concert. They have since put out the video for that song as well, and it can also be viewed below.

I also noted the new singers being announced for the next Avantasia album, and you can continue to follow those developments at their website here. I also had some wonderful Redemption news for everyone regarding their new album The Art of Loss, due out in 2016. You can check that out and continue to receive updates at their facebook page here.







2015-10-07
Hasse Froberg & Musical Companions – Fallen Empire
Queensryche – Eye9
Coheed and Cambria – Eraser
The Winery Dogs – Ghost Town
Avantasia – Runaway Train
Circle II Circle – Victim of the Night
Redemption – Begin Again
Mystery – Delusion Rain
Thank You Scientist – Concrete Swan Dive
Queensryche – Condition Human
Kingcrow – Timeshift Box
Voyager – Fire of the Times
Iron Maiden – The Great Unknown
Vanden Plas – New Vampyre
Shadow Gallery – Legacy
Stratovarius – Rise Above It
Scale the Summit – Soria Moria
Queensryche – Toxic Remedy
Dredg – I Don’t Know
Tiles – Landscrape
David Gilmour – Today
Dream the Electric Sleep – Canary
Queensryche – All There Was
Eumeria – Rebel Mind
Marillion – The King of Sunset Town
Blackfield – 1,000 People
IQ – Closer
Queensryche – Hourglass
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: senecadawg2 on October 07, 2015, 08:40:17 PM
I wish I could've tuned in, this week and the last. Unfortunately I've been stuck in a particularly busy stretch.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 11, 2015, 09:55:29 PM
I wish I could've tuned in, this week and the last. Unfortunately I've been stuck in a particularly busy stretch.

No worries, look forward to when you can tune in again. :)

I've just done a review of Queensryche's new album, and you can read or listen here: http://wpapu.com/review-queensryche-condition-human/
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 14, 2015, 02:19:05 PM
Show tonight!

Feature is The Winery Dogs. :D
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on October 14, 2015, 02:30:26 PM
I'll be there!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 14, 2015, 03:00:29 PM
I'll be there!

Who are you?!? Get off my lawn!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on October 14, 2015, 03:03:35 PM
I'll be there!

Who are you?!? Get off my lawn!

Screw you you bike peddling hippie!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 16, 2015, 07:24:26 AM
http://wpapu.com/ep-320-featuring-the-winery-dogs/

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Ep. #320 featuring The Winery Dogs

The Winery DogsThis week we are taking a deep look into an album that may not be prog or power, but has members rooted in both. The Winery Dogs consist of Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, and Richie Kotzen, and it’s the straight forward rock of that last member that shines through the most on their new album, Hot Streak. Defying all prog standards, the album is 13 tracks deep, and not a single one even hits the seven minute mark! If you’re looking to step outside the prog-rock world, or need a breather from heavy metal, this is going to be a great cure to what ails you! You can grab the album here.

There were two big opportunities opened up this week to support some fantastic artists. First is the young band based in the U.K., Kyros. They were formally known as Synaesthesia, and are selling an EP to help fund the production of their first album as Kyros. You can pick up the Beta EP here. Next we have the vocalist for Threshold and Headspace, Damian Wilson, who is crowd funding a pair of albums. The first is an album with Adam Wakeman, and the second is a star-studded solo album. They are being funded by a single kickstarter here.

I played a song during the set from the forthcoming Anathema live album, A Sort of Homecoming, and you can check out the video of that song below.

Finally, I mentioned that the family at ProgRock.com is getting a little bigger, and that starting this Monday at 7pm Central, 1am Universal, Mohsen is going to be doing a two-hour show called Music Unframed. You can follow the show by liking the recently started facebook page here.

2015-10-14
Dream Theater – A Fortune in Lies
The Winery Dogs – Empire
The Dear Hunter – The Pimp and the Priest
Circus Maximus – Reach Within
Queensryche – Bulletproof
Iron Maiden – Shadows of the Valley
Circle II Circle – Untold Dreams
The Winery Dogs – Hot Streak
Unified Past – Today is the Day
Knifeworld – I Can Teach You How to Lose a Fight
King Crimson – Thela Hun Ginjeet
Karnataka – Road to Cairo
Kamelot – Nothing Ever Dies
Anglagard – Sorgmantel
The Winery Dogs – How Long
Kyros – Cloudburst
Xen – Red Letter Day
Jolly – Golden Divide
Vonassi – The Drudge
Von Hertzen Brothers – Trouble
Vangough – Abandon Me
Vision Divine – Versions of the Same
Anathema – Anathema~
The Gentle Storm – Comatose^
The Winery Dogs – War Machine
Headspace – Die With a Bullet
Voyager – Stare Into the Night
Moon Safari – Mega Moon
The Winery Dogs – Devil You Know
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 21, 2015, 01:30:24 PM
Usually I construct the show late Tuesday or early Wednesday, but have been dealing with some unfortunate crap today and am only getting around to it now. That said I know the feature is Coheed and Cambria, and that there will be a show for ya'll, and I hope to see some of you in the chat. :)
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on October 21, 2015, 01:32:50 PM
Can't be there unfortunately, work tomorrow and all that.

I'll tune in at November 4th though, two weeks from now on! Well, if there's a show that day, of course.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on October 21, 2015, 01:35:13 PM
Shit's been real busy around here lately for me - parent/teacher interviews tonight, the solid travel for the next 2-3 weeks.  Doubt I'll be able to tune in until at least mid Nov.   :sadpanda:
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 21, 2015, 01:46:53 PM
Can't be there unfortunately, work tomorrow and all that.

I'll tune in at November 4th though, two weeks from now on! Well, if there's a show that day, of course.

Shit's been real busy around here lately for me - parent/teacher interviews tonight, the solid travel for the next 2-3 weeks.  Doubt I'll be able to tune in until at least mid Nov.   :sadpanda:

Hope you guys well in your work and travel, and look forward to seeing you guys again for the show soon. :)

As far as the schedule works out, November 4th there will be a show as far as I know. November 11th there is a 90% chance of there being a show. I have to take my mother for some surgery that day, and it should in no way affect my evening, but you never know.

November 18th however there shall be no show, as I'll be on a boat.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on October 21, 2015, 02:07:02 PM
November 18th however there shall be no show, as I'll be on a boat.

Awesome!!!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 21, 2015, 02:13:01 PM
November 18th however there shall be no show, as I'll be on a boat.

Awesome!!!

Yeah, I'm super psyched, still can't believe that my buddy won the cabin deal within a few weeks of my deciding I couldn't go. You obviously know how amazing the last cruise was, and this is back on the same ship, so I am excited.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: senecadawg2 on October 21, 2015, 02:52:36 PM
Damn I'm super jealous. How did your friend win that?
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 21, 2015, 03:00:49 PM
There was a contest we both entered, and they did drawings every week. Grand prize was a free cabin, runner up prizes were 70% off a cabin of your choice. He won the latter. With three people on an inside stateroom the result is $225 per person for the cruise, and you can't beat that.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 28, 2015, 12:53:14 PM
Show tonight!

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When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Wednesday, October 28th, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC.

We are going to try out a special feature tonight, and instead of featuring an album, we're going to feature an artist, namely Arjen Anthony Lucassen, and his assorted works including Ayreon, Star.One, Stream of Passion, Guilt Machine, his solo album, and The Gentle Storm. There will be more commentary from me than usual about Arjen and his effect on me and what I think he's meant to the prog community at large.

Australian act TERAMAZE will be making their debut on the program tonight, a likely preview of next week's featured album, and we also have some new live stuff from Pagan's Mind.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on October 28, 2015, 12:55:44 PM
Damn, I'll miss the show about Arjen and next week when I attend there will be probably some mediocre band featured. :lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 28, 2015, 01:02:32 PM
Well, there always is the podcast. :D

Not that I wouldn't feature Teramaze next week anyway, but the reason I am pencilling them in for that week, as has just is confirmed, is that I'll be doing an interview with their guitarist and will have that up over the weekend.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 28, 2015, 03:47:22 PM
Show in 10 minutes!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on October 28, 2015, 03:52:48 PM
No show for me tonight. Lisa and I are going to diner celebrating 21 year of her putting up with me.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 28, 2015, 09:22:06 PM
No show for me tonight. Lisa and I are going to diner celebrating 21 year of her putting up with me.

After all that I hope you got her a bottle of wine or 3 to help put up with the next few decades. :biggrin:
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on October 29, 2015, 05:39:57 AM
No show for me tonight. Lisa and I are going to diner celebrating 21 year of her putting up with me.

After all that I hope you got her a bottle of wine or 3 to help put up with the next few decades. :biggrin:

You know she medicates with beer. :lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on November 04, 2015, 01:35:59 PM
Still sitting in some continuing education right now, but will be home in time for show. Tonight the feature is Teramaze.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on November 04, 2015, 02:13:18 PM
Dammit.  Lisa's birthday today so this guy is cooking dinner for her.  Sorry Nick!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on November 04, 2015, 04:52:37 PM
Dammit.  Lisa's birthday today so this guy is cooking dinner for her.  Sorry Nick!

Understandable of course, please tell her happy birthday for me! :D
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on November 04, 2015, 05:24:07 PM
Will do.  I'm cooking as I typed!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: TAC on November 04, 2015, 05:29:31 PM
No show for me tonight. Lisa and I are going to diner celebrating 21 year of her putting up with me.

Dammit.  Lisa's birthday today so this guy is cooking dinner for her.  Sorry Nick!

So is it an anniversary or a birthday? 

Oh I see. Both in the same week!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on November 04, 2015, 05:59:19 PM
October 28th anniversary
November 4th the bosses birthday
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on November 07, 2015, 06:29:51 AM
Excited to finally be unveiling this, as Joe, Mason, and myself had a fun time with this and I like the results.

http://wpapu.com/ep-324-november-music-mixer/

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Hello everyone, a very special When Prog and Power Unite podcast went live this morning. It's called the November Music Mixer, and instead of being primarily music, it features all three contributors to the show talking about various musical topics.

On the docket for this debut mixer is the new album news and PR campaign from Dream Theater​, who appear to be going all out on the new album and tour. We talk about the expected return to heavier material from Swedish band Pain of Salvation​. We also discuss the recent appearance of Ghost B.C​ on The Late Show with Steven Colbert, as well as the latest album from Trivium​, Silence in the Snow. Finally we went back to talk about the huge new album from Iron Maiden​, and to discuss some bad concert experiences.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on November 11, 2015, 01:18:39 PM
Show tonight! The feature is... Vanden Plas!
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Post by: Nick on November 13, 2015, 09:31:11 AM
Okay folks, a few things before I pack up for Miami tomorrow. The latest show is of course online, and I'll have the text/setlist at the end of this post.

If you get a chance please check out the music mixer podcast: http://wpapu.com/ep-324-november-music-mixer/

It's a cool new thing and I'd love some feedback on it for future mixers.

No show next week, back on the 18th.

Cheers!

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This week on the program we head over to Germany for our feature, and take a look at a very long-lasting prog-metal lineup in the band Vanden Plas. Their new album is Chronicles of the Immortals: Netherworld 2, and in my humble opinion is one of those rare sequels that goes above and beyond the hype created by the original. In the year and a half since the original Netherworld it makes sense that not much in the core sound has changed, but every single song on the new album delivers a very strong punch, which is not something I would have said about the original. You can buy the new album here.

We also started off the show tonight with a track from the soon to be released Flying Colors live album, Second Flight. You can order that here.

As I mentioned during the show, there will be no live show or podcast next week, as I will be taking to the high seas on Cruise to the Edge. If the time is available post-cruise you can expect a review similar to what I did for RoSfest earlier this year, which was a very popular download. See you all in two weeks!

2015-11-11
Flying Colors – Open Up Your Eyes~
Vanden Plas – In My Universe
Pagan’s Mind – God’s Equation~
Haken – Eternal Rain
Thank You Scientist – Suspicious Wavelength
Neal Morse – Sweet Elation
Anathema – Lost Control
Vanden Plas – Godmaker’s Temptation
Teramaze – Delusions of Grandeur
Gazpacho – Know Your Time
Nad Sylvan – The Killing of the Calm
Alberto Rigoni – Corruption
Leprous – Bilateral
Vanden Plas – Blood of Eden
Mechanical Butterfly – Sparks Within a Downpour
Trivium – Dead and Gone
Waken Eyes – Arise
Allen/Lande – Another Battle
Iron Maiden – Killers
Consider the Source – Up to, but not to Exceed… Whoa
Vanden Plas – Monster
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on November 25, 2015, 03:02:09 PM
Show tonight!

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When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Wednesday, November 25th, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/11pm-2am UTC.
Tonight we will be featuring the new album from Subsignal, The Beacons of Somewhere Sometime. We also have a brand new song from Jolly and lots of other material inspired by Cruise to the Edge, including debuits from Airbag, Lifesigns, Casey McPherson, Messenger - Band, and Bad Dreams. There will also be a full Cruise review coming (hopefully) this weekend.
We've also got a new song from Spock's Beard, and of course, some live material from the new RUSH R40 set!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on November 25, 2015, 04:56:29 PM
Making stuffing for tomorrow Nick. Sorry!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on November 30, 2015, 06:46:16 AM
So, a couple of updates and exciting things ahead. First off, the last podcast for everyone:

http://wpapu.com/ep-326-featuring-subsignal/

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After a week off for vacation the show returns featuring a fantastic band from Germany, Subsignal. They’ve recently released The Beacons of Somewhere Sometime, their 4th studio effort. The band continues to distance themselves from their precursor of sorts, Sieges Even, and continues down a slightly more atmospheric sound as time moves along.

We also played the brand new Jolly song Ava, from their forthcoming album Family. The band is doing a newer form of crowdfunding called Patreon, and you can check out their campaign here. We will be discussing this new format on our forthcoming Music Mixer in December. Other definite topics will include the new Steven Wilson EP, 4 1/2, and the tough choice Transatlantic will face on future tours. Check out the video for Ava below.

Then there is the many bands that made their debut on the program tonight thanks to Cruise to the Edge. If you like what you heard tonight, please visit the online homes of Airbag, Bad Dreams, Messenger, Casey McPherson, and Lifesigns.

We also played the new track from Spock’s Beard, Falling For Forever. The song comes from the new compilation, The First Twenty Years. It’s not often I tell people not to buy something, but if you’re already a Spock’s Beard fan, go ahead and skip this one. Compilations mixed with original material are the devil, and buying them only assures that we’ll see more of it.

A small Canadian trio named Rush also had a recent live released, with R40 Live.  Still on the fence about this release, which can be found here? Well watch this video and then throw your money at the screen already.

To my American listeners, have a happy Thanksgiving, and to everyone else, a fantastic week, and thank you!

2015-11-25
Yes – Changes
Subsignal – Tempest
Nektar – Time Machine
Jolly – Ava
Rush – Hemispheres~
Rush – Cygnus X-1~
Spock’s Beard – Falling For Forever
Subsignal – Maelstrom
Subsignal – The Path
Sonus Umbra – Channel Zero
Bad Dreams – Apocolypse of the Mercy
Messenger – The Return
Casey McPherson – Lexington^
Flying Colors – Colder Months~^
Flying Colors – Peaceful Harbor
Airbag – Redemption
Subsignal – In This Blinding Light
Subsignal – A Canopy of Stars
Moon Safari – Lover’s End, Pt. 1
Lifesigns – Lighthouse
Blackfield – Thank You~^

And now onto what's upcoming. Next up is the regular show this Wednesday. Then, on Friday my review for Cruise to the Edge will finally be finished. Much like with RoSfest, this will be an audio only review. Then Sunday the December edition of the music mixer will go online. A lot of good topics again this month, and so I'm really looking forward to doing that.

In the more distant future, the year end lists from Mason, Joe, and myself will be posted sometime mid to late December. In addition I really like Mason's idea for doing the audio this year. We'll be doing the audio portion together as opposed to doing separate audio for each of our lists.

Finally, as always, there will be an extended year end show exclusive to 2015 material. This will either be Dec. 30 or Jan. 6. Before I set the date I was hoping for some input from regulars on if there was any preference.
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Post by: Evermind on November 30, 2015, 07:16:09 AM
I'm not really a regular, but Jan. 6 works better for me since Dec. 31 is a working day in Russia.
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Post by: jingle.boy on November 30, 2015, 07:33:44 AM
I'm not really a regular, but Jan. 6 works better for me since Dec. 31 is a working day in Russia.

January 7th isn't?

Either date is probably fine by me.  Hard to tell this far in advance.
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Post by: Evermind on November 30, 2015, 07:44:20 AM
I'm not really a regular, but Jan. 6 works better for me since Dec. 31 is a working day in Russia.

January 7th isn't?

No, it isn't. January 7th is actually Christmas here.

We usually tend to get ~10 days long holidays starting with January 1st; for example, the first official working day in 2015 was January 12th, and for 2016 it'll be January 11th.
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Post by: jingle.boy on November 30, 2015, 08:49:08 AM
I'm not really a regular, but Jan. 6 works better for me since Dec. 31 is a working day in Russia.

January 7th isn't?

No, it isn't. January 7th is actually Christmas here.

We usually tend to get ~10 days long holidays starting with January 1st; for example, the first official working day in 2015 was January 12th, and for 2016 it'll be January 11th.

Meanwhile, in Russia.   :lol
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Post by: Nick on November 30, 2015, 11:07:49 AM
Jingle.CalendarFail

January 6th is a Wednesday. :p

And saying January 7th is Christmas there is partially accurate. The major Christian denomination in Russia is Orthodox, and that's when Orthodox Christmas is. In my area there are quite a few Orthodox churches and so you will see many families here celebrate around that time. In any case it's not really Russian Christmas, as much as it is Orthodox Christmas.

I'll wait a week or so before making a decision, so if anyone else has a preference just speak up.
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Post by: jingle.boy on November 30, 2015, 11:13:52 AM
Jingle.CalendarFail

Nick-gobaltimezones-fail.

Ruslan's insinuation that Dec 31st is a working day means (for him) a show on Dec 30th (for us) wouldn't work as he can't make through the night, or early in the morning on the 31st.  Ergo, January 7th (for him) is the important date in question.

:dammitnick:
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Post by: Evermind on November 30, 2015, 09:40:41 PM
Hey, I never said Jan 7th is a "Russian Christmas". :lol

But yeah, the show is at Wednesday night for my timezone so it's indeed Thursday that matters.
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Post by: Nick on December 02, 2015, 02:25:12 PM
#AllThursdaysMatter

Wait... what? :D

In any case, show tonight featuring Sonus Umbra!
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Post by: jingle.boy on December 02, 2015, 02:27:18 PM
Jingle. Cannot.  Attend.

Sorry - other commitments tonight.
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Post by: Nick on December 02, 2015, 02:55:02 PM
Jingle. Cannot.  Attend.

Sorry - other commitments tonight.

If you are having Steven Wilson over for dinner, I understand.
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Post by: Nick on December 04, 2015, 02:50:34 PM
So, here is the last major podcast: http://wpapu.com/ep-327-featuring-sonus-umbra/

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This week we are headed to the great central hub of the United States for our featured album from Chicagoland area band Sonus Umbra. This year they had a successful crowd funding campaign to get Beyond the Panopticon off the ground, and now have planned a few live shows alongside Might Could in 2016.

01/08 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
01/09 – Chicago, IL @ The Wire
01/16 – Baltimore, MD @ Orion Sound Studios
01/17 – Dunellen, NJ @ Roxy & Duke’s

To keep up with the band and get info on these and any few shows please visit them online here. And you can buy the new album directly from them here.

I mentioned early on in the episode that Gary Wehrkamp of Shadow Gallery, and his family, have been displaced by a fire that destroyed their home, and Gary’s music studio. This horrendous setback to his life and music will take a long time to recover from, and the community around him are organizing to help. I’m hoping that music fans everywhere might be able to chip in as well. There is a benefit event being held in Stroudsburg, PA, that you can find info for here. In addition, a charity for which the Wehrkamp family has supported for many years has set up a link for direct financial contributions, and that can be found here. Thank you in advance for any help you give these wonderful people!

Also on the show tonight we had some news on a new IQ live album, Live on the Road of Bones. You can buy that directly from the band here.

We also caught up on something that slipped through the cracks earlier in the year, Beyond the Red Mirror from Blind Guardian. You can pick up that disc here.

2015-12-02
Flying Colors – Open Up Your Eyes~
Sonus Umbra – Grotesquerie
Chris Squire – Silently Falling
Shadow Gallery – With Honor
Shadow Gallery – Venom
Martin Barre – Thick as a Brick^
Mystery – If You See Her
Blind Guardian – The Ninth Wave
Sonus Umbra – Blood and Diamonds
IQ – Ocean
Messenger – The Perpetual Glow of a Setting Sun
Vanden Plas – Diabolical Comedia
Bruce Dickinson – King in Crimson~
Iris Divine – Apathy Rains
Sonus Umbra – Paramnesia
Waken Eyes – Exodus
Gazpacho – Choir of Ancestors
Scale the Summit – Blue Sun
Strattman – The Scene of the Crime
Queensryche – Warning
Metallica – Leper Messiah
Sonus Umbra – Love Undone

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And I'm not going to post the text, as it's mainly links, but here is my review of Cruise to the Edge: http://wpapu.com/review-cruise-to-the-edge-2015/

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We recorded the last music mixer last night, and I will edit tonight, so that's still on schedule for Sunday.
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Post by: senecadawg2 on December 04, 2015, 05:08:17 PM
Sonus Umbra is a fun one. Listening to your Cruise to the Edge review now- I'm so jealous  :lol
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Post by: Nick on December 04, 2015, 08:03:43 PM
Sonus Umbra is a fun one. Listening to your Cruise to the Edge review now- I'm so jealous  :lol

As well you should be! That said, there will be another, likely March 2017, and if you can swing it, I'm already recommending it. No idea if I'll even be able to go, but if you can, do it!
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Post by: Nick on December 08, 2015, 12:02:53 PM
So, today I've posted a new review from a new contributor specializing in obscure bands, which will be a great help. Her first piece was on an album that I actually have been really enjoying. I know Mason would say I'm always too kind, and that maybe I am influenced by it being a young band with their first album, but I'd say her B grade might be a tad on the safe side. The band is Turbulence and the album is Disequilibrium, and we'll be playing music from them over the next few weeks.

The review is here: http://wpapu.com/review-turbulence-disequilibrium/

The next bit of news regards the Music Mixer. We've released December's version and I'm really enjoying these, and really look forward to working on them in the new year. And with that in mind, I'm happy to announce that former co-host and guitarist for MindMaze, Jeff Teets will be joining Mason, Joe, and I in January to be the first guest in the Music Mixer series.

The one we just did is here: http://wpapu.com/ep-328-december-music-mixer/

Finally, at tomorrow's show I hope to announce the date for the big year end show, and finalize the times for that. :D
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Post by: jingle.boy on December 08, 2015, 12:31:21 PM
Will check out that album.

Listening to the Music Mixer now.
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Post by: Nick on December 08, 2015, 12:56:33 PM
Will check out that album.

Listening to the Music Mixer now.

Cool, let me know what you think, been wanting some quality feedback on that. :)
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Post by: jingle.boy on December 08, 2015, 01:44:12 PM
Well, I kinda got bored with the Jolly and Steven Wilson talk to tell you the truth.  Nothing against you/Mason/Joe (though, I was expecting King!  :lol), just the topic of conversation wasn't too interesting for this cochise.  Then I had a work call to take.

I'll try to get back to it tomorrow or Thursday, as TA and Cruise to the Edge are more interesting to me.
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Post by: kingshmegland on December 08, 2015, 01:45:51 PM
It's been too damn busy at work for me to even check in.  One more month, please!!!!!
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Post by: Nick on December 09, 2015, 07:55:43 AM
It's been too damn busy at work for me to even check in.  One more month, please!!!!!

You've got a little less than that, you should be at the year end shows!

Wait, did I say shows? Why yes I did.

I was working on my year end list for the site last night, and it kinda dawned on me that an extended 4 hour show probably wouldn't be enough this year. Frankly it usually isn't enough in past years as I always run past the 4 hour mark. So then I figured I'd do a 5 hour show. And, well, if I've gone that far, why not just split it up over 2 normal shows?

So that's what I'm doing. Part 1 will be on December 30, and part 2 will be on January 6.

Also, show tonight! Feature is Blind Guardian AND we'll be GIVING AWAY A FREE KYROS EP!
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Post by: jingle.boy on December 09, 2015, 08:12:53 AM
I like the idea of two year end shows.  Committing to a single 4 hour was tough last couple of years, so two shows feels a lot better.  You want we should give you some 2015 gems of songs/bands that maybe were off your radar?
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Post by: Evermind on December 09, 2015, 08:15:23 AM
Well, I thought the magic of the end-of-the-year show was that it's longer than usual, but yeah, 5 hours is an overkill if you ask me.

Too bad I probably won't make it there at 30th December. There might be a way if by some miracle our company leaders will non-officially decide no one should work at 31st (that happened before in 2012 I think, but it was Monday, so there's that), so I guess I'll have to wait and see. :tup
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Post by: Nick on December 09, 2015, 08:30:28 AM
Yeah, it would be nice to keep it all in one day, but frankly 5+ hours of show is longer than *I* want to listen to myself. :lol

I like the idea of two year end shows.  Committing to a single 4 hour was tough last couple of years, so two shows feels a lot better.  You want we should give you some 2015 gems of songs/bands that maybe were off your radar?

Yeah, I haven't started the process of making those sets yet, but you of course know how to get a hold of me, so send away.

Not final yet, but I've begun work on the 2016 intros.

(http://www.wpapu.com/images/2016intro.jpg)
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Post by: TAC on December 09, 2015, 09:23:17 AM
Nick, I just subscribed to the podcasts so I can listen when I get a chance.  I can never make it for the live show, but I definitely want to check out the shows.
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Post by: Nick on December 09, 2015, 02:54:00 PM
Nick, I just subscribed to the podcasts so I can listen when I get a chance.  I can never make it for the live show, but I definitely want to check out the shows.

Much appreciated! :tup

As I've said before, I'm not one for podcasts myself, but a ton of other people are, and I definitely see their practicality now. Going on average numbers, I'd say that there are 5 people podcasting the show for every 1 live listener.

That said... live show in 1 hour!
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Post by: Nick on December 10, 2015, 03:45:53 PM
Latest show is up, the EP I'm giving away is great, so try to win it!

http://wpapu.com/ep-329-featuring-blind-guardian/

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As 2015 winds down to a close I’ve taken a look back at an album I missed earlier in the year, Blind Guardian‘s Beyond the Red Mirror. We talked a good bit about this album in our recent Music Mixer podcast, which can be found here. The exciting thing for the band and this release is that they’ve finally returned to North America to support the album, and will be making at least one appearance in 2016 thanks to a headlining gig at the ProgPower USA festival in September. You can purchase yourself a copy of the new album here.

Now, the fun news, you can win yourself a free CD! As I talked about numerous times during the show, all you have to do is leave a comment here and you will be entered for the prize, which is the new Beta EP from the band Kyros. The winner will be drawn at the start of next week’s show, and announced then. Good luck to everyone! And for those who don’t win, please consider supporting the band at their web shop here.

There was also a ton of music news this week. One bit, which was released last month, but I forgot to post was that Queensryche will be hitting the road to support Condition Human. Check out their tour page here to see if they are coming near you. Much later in the year Marillion will be hitting the road, and you can get their dates in the educational video below!



Then of course we had a few album announcements for the new year. First comes from Rikard Sjoblum of Gungfly and Beardfish, who is set to release his first proper solo album in the new year. It’s called The Unbendable Sleep, and you can read more about it here. Next, there is a vague plan for a new Bruce Dickinson solo album, and you can read more about that here. Finally, Pyramid Theorem has new stuff in the works, and you can check out their new video below.



Oh, and let us not forget Serenity, who will be releasing Codex Atlanticus on January 29th! Their new video is available as well!



Finally, the band Turbulence made their debut on the show tonight, and there is a review of their album Disequilibrium available on this very site, at this very moment! You can check that out here.

Did I just say finally? What I meant to say is we’re almost done here. In a bit of show related news, our yearly epic length year-end wrap-up show this year is being broken down into two normal length shows. These are always some of the most fun all year, so hopefully some podcasters can join us in chat as we look back on another fantastic year in music. The shows will be on December 30th and January 6th. Talk to you all again next week!

2015-12-09
Dream Theater – The Gift of Music
Blind Guardian – Twilight of the Gods
Pyramid Theorem – Drive
Turbulence – Richardson’s Nightmare
Kyros – Technology Killed the Kids II
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – First Snow
Gungfly – White Light
Blind Guardian – Prophecies
Vanden Plas – Where Have the Children Gone
Serenity – Iniquity
Riverside – Loose Heart
Marillion – The Invisible Man
Blind Guardian – Ashes of Eternity
Queensryche – Hellfire
Tribuzy – The Nature of Evil
Kyros – The Lamb, the Badger and the Bee
Phideaux – Hive Mind
It Bites – Ghosts
Blind Guardian – Distant Memories
Bruce Dickinson – Star Children
Vox Tempus – Escape
Genesis – Firth of Fifth
King Crimson – Frame By Frame
Pink Floyd – Coming Back to Life~
Camel – Song Within a Song
Sound of Contact – Pale Blue Dot
Blind Guardian – The Holy Grail
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Post by: Nick on December 16, 2015, 02:04:25 PM
Show in two hours!

Tonight we're featuring Iris Divine! Was prepping for the year end list/podcast and figured it might be nice to feature them prior to that coming out this weekend. :)

Then 1 more normal show next week, and then the following two will be the year end wrap ups.
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Post by: jingle.boy on December 16, 2015, 02:08:42 PM
Show in two hours!

Tonight we're featuring Iris Divine! Was prepping for the year end list/podcast and figured it might be nice to feature them prior to that coming out this weekend. :)

Then 1 more normal show next week, and then the following two will be the year end wrap ups.

They've got a new album coming out?? 

:fistpump:
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on December 16, 2015, 02:34:29 PM
Show in two hours!

Tonight we're featuring Iris Divine! Was prepping for the year end list/podcast and figured it might be nice to feature them prior to that coming out this weekend. :)

Then 1 more normal show next week, and then the following two will be the year end wrap ups.

They've got a new album coming out?? 

:fistpump:

Yes, but it's a big secret, and I have the only promo copy. Jelly?
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Post by: Nick on December 17, 2015, 05:46:24 PM
Last night's show: http://wpapu.com/ep-330-featuring-iris-divine/

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Only one more normal show left this year! Yes, we’re winding down here in 2015, and of course it’s time for a bit of reflection. Over the course of the year we’ve been able to feature a lot of fantastic albums, but there are some that fell through the cracks. Karma Sown from Iris Divine is certainly one of those albums. The Virginia based band originally released the disc themselves in December of 2014, but saw it get re-released on Sensory Records at the end of March.

I must say that Sensory Records has an amazing history of finding talented bands and helping launch their careers, examples being Circus Maximus, Redemption, and Haken. Iris Divine have laid the foundation for a similar rise within the genre. You can cut in on the action and get your copy of Karma Sown right here.

Next up, the big chunk of new news for the week, is that pre-orders for The Unbendable Sleep, the new Rikard Sjoblum solo album, are up, and you can order it directly from Rikard here. As a bonus, all orders before December 24 (up to 100), that are ordered from Rikard will come with his first solo CD Cyklonmannen. In addition, there is a nice teaser video which can be viewed below!



That’s it for music news, but there was also a show announcement I’m hoping you fine folks can help with. In order to get further established on iTunes, please visit the shows page here, and leave a 5-star review for us! Your help is always appreciated! Don’t forget to stay tuned to the site/podcatcher this weekend for the Best of 2015 podcast!

2015-12-16
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Faith Noel
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – The Lost Christmas Eve
Synaesthesia – Technology Killed the Kids
Iris Divine – The Everlasting Sea
Gungfly – On and On
3rDegree – The Best & Brightest
Bad Dreams – The Hunters
Mystery – The Willow Tree
Iris Divine – Face of the Unknown
Ayreon – Age of Shadows/We Are Forever
Yes – The Remembering High the Memory
Iris Divine – In Spirals
Pendragon – Queen of Hearts
UFO – Love to Love
Erik Norlander – Into the Sunset
Marillion – White Russian
Time Machine – I Hold the Key
Thank You Scientist – A Salesman’s Guide to Nonexistence*
James LaBrie – Freaks
Iris Divine – In the Wake of Martyrs
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on December 21, 2015, 06:03:55 PM
The year end list is UP!

http://wpapu.com/the-best-of-2015/

Really happy to be able to do the list audio in a discussion format. Really not happy that Joe and Mason refuse to accept Arjen as their lord and savior.
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Post by: senecadawg2 on December 21, 2015, 10:47:38 PM
I always enjoy reading these lists. I'll have to listen to the discussion about them later, but I can tell right away that there are some albums I'm going to need to try again, as well as new stuff. That Beardfish album didn't grab me after a couple listens, but I ought to give it another try. Joe's list has the most albums/artists I've not heard, so that will need to be remedied (checking out Vennart right now).

Nice to see the Marco Minnemann love. He obviously deserves it, as does The Aristocrats's album.
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Post by: Evermind on December 21, 2015, 11:54:37 PM
Marco also did a great job on Amadeus Awad album this year.
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Post by: jingle.boy on December 22, 2015, 04:43:54 AM
Will try to get to this on the weekend.  Is Joe = Tingle?  Haven't heard of a single one of his albums.  A few on your list, Nick, would crack my top 10, and still others were disappointments (Evovex... don't get the love for this).
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Post by: Nick on December 22, 2015, 03:32:51 PM
I always enjoy reading these lists. I'll have to listen to the discussion about them later, but I can tell right away that there are some albums I'm going to need to try again, as well as new stuff. That Beardfish album didn't grab me after a couple listens, but I ought to give it another try. Joe's list has the most albums/artists I've not heard, so that will need to be remedied (checking out Vennart right now).

Nice to see the Marco Minnemann love. He obviously deserves it, as does The Aristocrats's album.

For what it's worth, Joe had the most albums I hadn't heard yet either! He'll be contributing a few tracks to the year end so they'll be included.

As for Marco, yeah, that was really cool he came together like that. We all submitted our lists and didn't adjust it to be like that. It was one thing for Mason and I to have a few things together last year, but it speaks volumes about Marco that we all picked him this year, and none of us really gave strong consideration to anyone else.

Marco also did a great job on Amadeus Awad album this year.

I've heard tracks from that, but never got the full album. Doesn't surprise me in the least.

Will try to get to this on the weekend.  Is Joe = Tingle?  Haven't heard of a single one of his albums.  A few on your list, Nick, would crack my top 10, and still others were disappointments (Evovex... don't get the love for this).

Joseph Tingle, yessir.

Exovex, I can see why some people may not find it exciting, but I really found it well done, and look forward to seeing if the next one can keep up.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on December 23, 2015, 02:10:41 PM
Show tonight!

Gonna be a neat one. Playing stuff from pre-2000 only. Featuring Royal Hunt's Paradox album to help promote their new crowd funding campaign... and that's it for promotion.

Lots of classic prog and metal, with a lot from bands I don't really play too much of. Going to be a fun show.
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Post by: jingle.boy on December 24, 2015, 05:24:56 AM
Damn... would've liked to have listened - but was at TSO.  Will try to catch the podcast.
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Post by: Evermind on December 27, 2015, 11:06:52 AM
So I worked my ass off again this full weekend as I did the previous three weekends too, but instead for signing up for OT this Sunday I said to my boss "screw it, don't sign me up for OT this last Sunday, for I'm not gonna show up at 31st Dec because I need to prepare for New Year celebrations and all that" and he agreed, so I'll definitely be there on the show at 30th Dec.

The sacrifices I make for the WPAPU show. :lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on December 27, 2015, 03:07:45 PM
So I worked my ass off again this full weekend as I did the previous three weekends too, but instead for signing up for OT this Sunday I said to my boss "screw it, don't sign me up for OT this last Sunday, for I'm not gonna show up at 31st Dec because I need to prepare for New Year celebrations and all that" and he agreed, so I'll definitely be there on the show at 30th Dec.

The sacrifices I make for the WPAPU show. :lol

Awesome! Glad to have you! I actually start work tonight on the 6 hour set for the next two weeks.

Due to the holiday I missed this bit, so here is last week's show: http://wpapu.com/ep-331-featuring-royal-hunt/

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Last week during the broadcast I started to ween off of new music and 2015 material, and this week it’s been severed completely. In preparation for the 2015 wrap-up shows which will happen over the next two weeks, this week’s show featured only material from before 2000, with much of it from the 1970s or 1980s. One notable exception was the featured album, 1997’s Paradox from Royal Hunt. This particular album was performed in full when the band played ProgPower USA this past September, and will be part of a live release the band is currently crowdfunding. You can be a part of that campaign here. Oh, and a quick correction from my last bit of jibber jabber in the podcast, I meant to say “Silent Scream” was the last song we were playing for the night, and incorrectly said it was the final track on the album. Forgive me people of the internet!

And that’s it for the musical promotion this week folks! No new artists to check out, no other albums I’m asking you to buy, but just a nice look back at the older side of prog and traditional metal!

All that changes over the next few weeks however, as on Wednesday, December 30th, and January 6th the shows will be dedicated to only 2015 material. In addition, we’ve recorded a discussion podcast to go along with the year-end list of the main show contributors. Please check that out here if you haven’t already!

See you next week when we take on 2015!

2015-12-23
Rush – Bastille Day
Royal Hunt – River of Pain
Iron Maiden – Phantom of the Opera
Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Tarkus
Van Halen – Judgement Day
Ozzy Osbourne – Sin
Metallica – Harvester of Sorrow
Royal Hunt – Tearing Down the World
Kansas – What’s On My Mind
Jethro Tull – Minstrel in the Gallery
Rainbow – Run With the Wold
Black Sabbath – Sign of the Southern Cross
Dio – One Night in the City
Saga – Time’s Up
Camel – Lady Fantasy
Royal Hunt – Time Will Tell
Fates Warning – Fata Morgana
Judas Priest – Hell Patrol
Hawkwind – The Psychedelic Warlords
Shadow Gallery – Don’t Ever Cry, Just Remember
Styx – Pieces of Eight
IQ – You Never Will*
Marillion – Script From a Jester’s Tear*
Rush – Natural Science*
Royal Hunt – Silent Scream
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on December 27, 2015, 11:13:10 PM
Dear lord.

I'm skipping the favorite epics of the year, trying to pick mostly shorter songs, and still... 6 hours will not be enough...

So, it looks like we'll be starting both nights an hour early.

2015 Year End Wrap-Up shows:
December 30, 5-9pm EST
January 6, 5-9pm EST
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on December 28, 2015, 05:13:18 AM
Dear lord.

I'm skipping the favorite epics of the year, trying to pick mostly shorter songs, and still... 6 hours will not be enough...

So, it looks like we'll be starting both nights an hour early.

2015 Year End Wrap-Up shows:
December 30, 5-9pm EST
January 6, 5-9pm EST

Holy shit!  I'll try to be there for the whole thing, but no promises.  I've already prepped mrs.jingle that this is what I'm doing for the next two Wednesdays.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on December 30, 2015, 11:06:39 AM
Shit, I actually misjudged the time. I thought 5 P.M. EST equals midnight in Moscow, but apparently it equals 1 A.M. there. Seeing how I've been waking up for more than two weeks at 5 A.M. everyday this is going to be tough. :lol

Still, I'm excited for the show. Maybe I should go and sleep for a few hours before it begins. Hopefully the alarm will work alright.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on December 30, 2015, 12:39:00 PM
I know it's not easy for people to listen and chat live, and I really do appreciate those of you who are able to make it, even if it's only for a little bit.

This kicks off in just about 2.5 hours, and I'm very much looking forward to it!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on December 30, 2015, 02:46:29 PM
15 minutes! Hopefully a few folks, especially the Euros, can take advantage of the early start. :D
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on December 30, 2015, 10:32:43 PM
The first half of the wrap-up is online: http://wpapu.com/ep-322-2015-wrap-up-part-one/

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Here it is, the big one! Or at least the first part of it. A nice long look back at the amazing year in music that was 2015. The original plan called for a 4 or 5 hour extended show. Then I decided to do a full 6 hours over two weeks. Finally, in order to truly include everything I had wanted, and that others had submitted, I decided to extend both year-end shows to four hours. This episode runs over by about 5 minutes, and I feel next week could certainly go longer! So much amazing music to review.

A huge thank you to everyone who made the show possible over the year. From the bands making the beautiful music, to the promoters who help get it to my ears, to the station and everyone involved there that give me a platform to further promote the music. Then of course is all the wonderful people listening live, chatting, and podcasting to give me the drive and the market for the show. And of course a special thank you to all those who came out tonight to chat to put the special into this extra special show.

Next week (Jan. 6) we’ll continue the 2015 wrap-up fun, and then be back to the usual grind, but not before our January Music Mixer goes live on Saturday, January 9th. Jeff Teets from MindMaze will be our first guest in the Music Mixer series, and we’ll be covering topics including Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Avantasia, crowdfunding rewards, concept albums, and comeback albums.

Kingcrow – The Moth
Bad Dreams – Closer
Coheed and Cambria – Peace to the Mountain
Sonus Umbra – Grotesquerie
Parzival’s Eye – Liar
David Gilmour – Rattle That Lock
Vanden Plas – Godmaker’s Temptation
Waken Eyes – Back to Life
Ghost – Cirice
Hasse Froberg – Everything Can Change
Riverside – Time Travellers
Magic Pie – Trick of the Trade
3rDegree – We Regret to Inform You
Leprous – The Price
Steven Wilson – Happy Returns
Kyros – Cloudburst
Vennart – Infatuate
Vennart – Amends
Beardfish – If We Must Be Apart
District 97 – Death By a Thousand Cuts
Universe Effects – Against the Influent
Izz – Like a Straight Line
Guest Co-Host: Jingle.Boy
-Amadeus Awad – Sleep Paralysis
-Dracula – Queen of the Dead
-Kamelot – Liar Liar
Lonely Robot – Lonely Robot
Unified Past – Peace Remains the Same
Borealis – The Chosen One
Pagan’s Mind – Enigmatic Mission~
Amorphis – Sacrifice
Karnataka – Road to Cairo
Halestorm – I Am the Fire
Barracuda Triangle – Black Days
Threshold – Watchtower on the Moon~*
Von Hertzen Brothers – Sunday Child

Thanks again to everyone who came out, it really made it a spectacular and fun show!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on December 31, 2015, 03:56:41 AM
Yeah, very fun show! Really enjoyed it and will be back next week too.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on December 31, 2015, 05:32:26 AM
Bummer that I missed C&C in the first few songs.   :biggrin:

'twas most excellent, and I've begun my recruitment for the show to further it's global expansion.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on December 31, 2015, 05:34:47 AM
I thought Iron Maiden song opened the show?

Yeah, listened to the podcast and indeed, If Eternity Should Fall was the first track. Nick screwed up the recap too. :lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on December 31, 2015, 05:37:57 AM
I thought Iron Maiden song opened the show?

Yeah, listened to the podcast and indeed, If Eternity Should Fall was the first track. Nick screwed up the recap too. :lol

 :lol :lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on December 31, 2015, 06:13:08 AM
The Queen was bugging me this morning to download the show.  My training is complete.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on December 31, 2015, 08:59:34 AM
The Queen was bugging me this morning to download the show.  My training is complete.

(https://cdn-webimages.wimages.net/050f76cd0a1e53103251d3415cefc5df46c013-wm.jpg)

And I'll fix that error once home.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 06, 2016, 08:22:02 AM
Tonight's the night!

Part two! Looking forward to seeing everyone again, and putting an end to the 2015 madness!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on January 06, 2016, 08:25:59 AM
And I'm obviously in! It's Christmas Eve for me so I'm not sure the nap will be available, but I'll do my best when the time comes. So looking forward to this!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 06, 2016, 08:32:17 AM
Hah, glad you reminded me of that. I actually work with a Ukranian Orthodox guy, so I gotta call him tomorrow and wish him a merry Christmas.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on January 06, 2016, 09:09:41 AM
I'm in like Flynn.  Might not be until closer to 6pm that I get on however.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on January 06, 2016, 09:59:53 AM
6ish to 8 pm for me.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 06, 2016, 10:55:40 AM
I'm in like Flynn.  Might not be until closer to 6pm that I get on however.

Cool, I'll plan your blocks a little later then.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on January 06, 2016, 11:12:26 AM
I'm in like Flynn.  Might not be until closer to 6pm that I get on however.

Cool, I'll plan your blocks a little later then.

Leave my one song later too for when Chad arrives. Want to see his face when Elan starts blowing through his headphones.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Tomislav95 on January 06, 2016, 11:50:14 AM
It starts in about 2h and 10 min? I wanted to tune in last week but I wasn't sure about the time due to difference in time zones. Actually, I heard first song but didn't know show started, I learned that day later when I downloaded podcast :lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on January 06, 2016, 11:52:41 AM
It starts in about 2h and 10 min? I wanted to tune in last week but I wasn't sure about the time due to difference in time zones. Actually, I heard first song but didn't know show started, I learned that day later when I downloaded podcast :lol

3h and 10 min I think.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 06, 2016, 12:19:13 PM
From now it would be 2h40min.

:)
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Tomislav95 on January 06, 2016, 12:33:01 PM
From now it would be 2h40min.

:)
Thanks. I'll probably be there :)
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 06, 2016, 02:19:37 PM
From now it would be 2h40min.

:)
Thanks. I'll probably be there :)

Sweet!  :tup

This starts in just over a half hour. Bonus points to anyone who can guess the opening band for this week. :D

Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on January 08, 2016, 04:17:58 AM
http://i.imgur.com/aTthdEN.jpg

:lolpalm:
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on January 08, 2016, 06:14:23 AM
Holy Lol.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 08, 2016, 12:42:01 PM
Hah, I wish I could say that was on purpose, but was clearly a Freudian slip.

New episode is obviously up: http://wpapu.com/ep-2015-wrap-up-part-two/

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Here is the second part of our 2015 coverage, which brings a nice close to another fantastic year in music! I would argue that 2015 was a strong year for the genre’s that this show follows, however it lacked a true masterpiece at the top. I would argue my favorite albums of 2015 did not equal the best albums of several previous years. However, once you moved out of that very high bracket, the amount of high quality albums just came through in droves. Picking a top 10 this year, and choosing what bands would not be included was tougher than ever. It’s in that spirit, with help from contributors and listeners, that the year end wrap-up shows were split between two weeks, extended, and both ran over their original run time. Thanks to Mason, Joe, Chad, and Ruslan, we’ve presented a more complete overview of the past year. So hopefully you heard some tunes you already loved, and a few more you will come to love.

Early in the next year, there will be a chance to win another CD, something we tried late this past year. I’m also very excited to continue the Music Mixer series, and start bringing in guests to help out with them. The first of those guests will be Jeff Teets of MindMaze, and that should be available on Saturday, January 9th. Do you have anything you like about the show? Anything you don’t like? Any ideas for the new year? Feel free to let us know in the comments here, or on Facebook. Thanks, and talk to everyone throughout 2016!

2016-01-06
MindMaze – Slave to the Cycle
The Tangent – A Spark in the Aether
Dave Kerzner – Under Control
IO Earth – Journey to Discovery
Stratovarius – My Eternal Dream
Pyramaze – The Battle of Paridas
Symphony X – Charon
Mystery – The Last Glass of Wine
Foxing – Glass Coughs
Rush – Losing It~
Spock’s Beard – Get Out While You Can
Muse – Defector
Queensryche – Condition Human
Jingle.Block: Part One
-Level 10 – Blasphemy
-Phantasma – Enter Dreamscape
-Serious Black – Ahkenaton
Steven Wilson – Hand Cannot Erase
Subsignal – A Time Out of Joint
Royal Hunt – A Tear in the Rain
Sailing to Nowhere – Big Fire
Telergy – Teacher
Puscifer – The Remedy
Circle II Circle – Victim of the Night
Blind Guardian – The Throne
Nightwish – Weak Fantasy
The Dear Hunter – King of Swords (Reversed)
Scale the Summit – The Golden Bird
The Gentle Storm – Heart of Amsterdam (Gentle)
Jingle.Block: Part Two
-Damnation Angels – The Passing
-The Chronicles Project – Forever
-The Poodles – Creator and Breaker
Arcane – Instinct
Soul Secret – K
Teramaze – Her Halo
Flying Colors – The Fury of My Love~
Odin’s Court – And the Answer Is…
Exovex – Dead Reckoning
Winery Dogs – Devil You Know
Glass Hammer – Bandwagon
Sylvan – Shaped Out of Clouds
Next to None – A Lonely Walk
Caspian – Echo and Abyss
Neal Morse – The Grand Experiment
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on January 08, 2016, 12:51:35 PM
Sorry I missed the end... had shit pop up at home that had to be dealt with.

Couple of great shows Nick.  Hope I can make it for the 2016 kickoff.  'twas great to have Evermind there too!

Guess my three block's more than made up for the fact it had been a long time since I had one. :biggrin:
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 08, 2016, 07:49:09 PM
This evening we recorded the January Music Mixer, and really enjoyed having the guest in on it. It's all edited and ready to go for launch at 1pm on Saturday.

I won't be around till later on, so feel free to visit the site for it at any point after 1pm EST.

Guest was, as previously announced, Jeff Teets of MindMaze, and topics were Avantasia, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, concept albums, crowdfunding rewards, and comeback albums.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 5-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 09, 2016, 09:23:11 PM
Alright, not only is the new Music Mixer online: http://wpapu.com/ep-334-january-music-mixer-featuring-jeff-teets-of-mindmaze/

But, you'll notice when you go to the site, a much needed update has been made to the looks. :D
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 10, 2016, 10:09:11 PM
So, I have plenty of random tracks to play this coming week, but no theme or feature. Probably will be something old and random. Any suggestions or requests?
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 13, 2016, 09:47:24 AM
Show tonight! And for the record, I posted this before the new Headspace song was released, which works really well.

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When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Wednesday, January 13th, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/11pm-2am UTC!
This will be the first "normal" show of 2016, and with major releases still a week or two away, I've decided to take this week to look back to 2012 and feature an absolutely stunning debut that every prog fan should hear. The band is HEADSPACE, and we are taking a look back at I Am Anonymous as a primer for their February release of All That You Fear is Gone. The odds are far better than a Powerball win that we'll be seeing them featured once again after the new album is out.
We've also got some very exciting news from Eric Gillette, a new trailer from Dream Theater, some info on free tracks from DC Cooper, and information on an acoustic album from Adam Wakeman and Damian Wilson. And yeah, we'll be doing the obligatory tribute to David Bowie as well.
I'm looking forward to getting the 2016 music flowing, and seeing everyone tonight!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 13, 2016, 03:24:54 PM
Show in 30 minutes!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 20, 2016, 10:54:49 AM
Show tonight! I am still not 100% sure what I'll be featuring. Starting the 22nd I'll be good on features for at least two months, but things are in a bit of a lull now. Probably going to focus on a particular country or era, just not sure on anything yet.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on January 20, 2016, 11:20:17 AM
Think I'll be able to be there for most of it.

New Cloudscape that came out last week?  It's really good!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 20, 2016, 03:47:17 PM
Think I'll be able to be there for most of it.

New Cloudscape that came out last week?  It's really good!

Chad and I had a talk on FB, and we're going to be unable to do this tonight, but will be keeping this as a possibility in the future.

For tonight, the feature will be the career of Queensryche, and I'll be talking about them throughout the evening.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on January 20, 2016, 03:50:26 PM
Motherboard died on my computer. I'm out for a few weeks.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 20, 2016, 03:53:27 PM
Motherboard died on my computer. I'm out for a few weeks.

It's about 10 years old, but I have a fully functional motherboard I can send you if it would fit your tower.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on January 20, 2016, 03:56:49 PM
Going all in with new updates.  I built it 10 years ago so it is time.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 20, 2016, 08:29:51 PM
http://wpapu.com/episode-336-featuring-queensryche/

LET THE DOWNLOADS FLOETH

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Queensryche are a band that were a fundamental building block to me. Operation: Mindcrime was an album that opened me up to entire new genres of music, and remains to this day one of my five desert island albums. Their run of music from The Warning (and EP) through Promised Land remains one of the best runs of five albums I’ve ever heard. So, when a combination hit, with few early January releases to talk about, and a ticket at the ready for an upcoming show, it made perfect sense to feature them tonight.

Music was played spanning their entire career, and I discussed the band’s music, impact, challenges, and of course the recent split, legal feud, and their future with Todd la Torre. You too can catch them on tour, by checking out the dates at their page, here. And hey, while you’re at it, if you’re unfamiliar, why not purchase their newest album, Condition Human, here?

Next up, at the time of our January Music Mixer, Jeff Teets of MindMaze was telling us of the band’s upcoming Kickstarter campaign. Well, the time of that campaign is now upon us, so please support their efforts in making their third album here.

Tonight we debuted the amazingly talented quartet of Might Could on the program, and you can grab a digital copy of their latest album, The NESFAN trilogy, here. And why not follow them on Facebook? Their page is right here.

On the docket next, there are a plethora of upcoming releases, and with them, music videos to support them. The first comes from The Mute Gods featuring Nick Beggs. The new album, Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me releases January 22nd, and can be pre-ordered here.



Next up is the January 29th release of the new Avantasia album Ghostlights. Go ahead and check out this track featuring Michael Kiske, and then pre-order the album here.



The final video comes from Redemption, and is the first we’re hearing of the new album, The Art of Loss. This particular track features the amazing guitar work of Marty Friedman! You can pre-order this release, due out February 26th, here.



And finally, a pair of news items. One is that Borealis wants you to have some free music. Click here and simply download two free tracks, easy as that.  The next item is the news that Anderson, Wakeman, & Rabin will be working together! You can see a news item on that here.

2016-01-20
Queensryche – Queen of the Reich
Helloween – Future World
Avantasia – Ghostlights
John West – When Worlds Collide
Might Could – Castlevania Medley
Sonus Umbra – Blood and Diamonds
Queensryche – Chemical Youth (We Are Rebellion)
MindMaze – Through the Open Door
Redemption – Damaged
Tiles – The Learning Curve
Squonk Opera – Whirlwinding
Supertramp – If Everyone Was Listening
Borealis – No Easy Way Out
Firewind – Brother’s Keeper
Queensryche – My Global Mind
Transatlantic – My New World
The Mute Gods – Feed the Trolls
Rainbow – Do You Close Your Eyes
Queensryche – The Great Divide
Vangough – Manikin Parade
Porcupine Tree – Radioactive Toy
Queensryche – The Chase
Magnitude 9 – Facing the Unknown
Rush – Beneath, Between & Behind
Karmakanic – When Fear Came to Town
Queensryche – Hellfire
Yes – Big Generator
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 27, 2016, 09:34:45 AM
Show tonight!

Going to be a change from what I said last week, and feature The Mute Gods instead of Steven Wilson. That said, we will of course be playing new Steven Wilson.

Also have a new video from Voyager, and, for this place it makes no sense, a "new" video for Moment of Betrayal from Dream Theater that I'm sure everyone here is already familiar with.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on January 27, 2016, 10:19:12 AM
Probably gonna be able to be here.  Mrs.jingle is out, so it's either WPAPU, or Witcher 3.

hhhmmmm

 :justjen

Maybe both... listen but no chats's
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 27, 2016, 10:36:52 AM
In order to satiate my blood lust for music and games, I often must mix the two. Pretty much all games I'll play muted eventually, reading subtitles so I can listen to music awhile.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on January 27, 2016, 11:13:21 AM
In order to satiate my blood lust for music and games, I often must mix the two. Pretty much all games I'll play muted eventually, reading subtitles so I can listen to music awhile.

Yeah, I've been doing that a lot lately too (though, I pause the music in cut-scenes).  Part of the appeal for WPAPU is the chat though, so I'm torn.

Chat with the boys vs Witcher 3.

WWND (what would Nick do)?
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 27, 2016, 11:20:16 AM
Well, Nick has no choice, as Nick has to focus on the show. Nick could stop talking in the third person, but Nick's not feeling that right now.

Nick thinks you should listen to the show, occasionally pausing the game to stop by chat and say something witty.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 27, 2016, 03:54:21 PM
Show in 5!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 29, 2016, 06:34:51 AM
New review from the great Joe! 

Steven Wilson's 4 1/2

http://wpapu.com/review-steven-wilson-4-12/
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on January 31, 2016, 06:33:32 AM
New Headspace review: http://wpapu.com/review-headspace-all-that-you-fear-is-gone/
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on February 03, 2016, 01:13:15 PM
Show tonight! You'll never guess what the feature is.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on February 03, 2016, 01:17:37 PM
Nordic Union?

Should be there for most of it.  Witcher 3 be damned.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on February 03, 2016, 01:55:43 PM
Nordic Union?

Should be there for most of it.  Witcher 3 be damned.

If by Nordic Union, you mean Dream Theater, then of course. :p

Lots of other great stuff as always however. :D
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Tomislav95 on February 03, 2016, 02:02:01 PM
I'll check it if I don't fall asleep before it starts (didn't have much sleep last night).
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on February 03, 2016, 02:17:48 PM
I'll check it if I don't fall asleep before it starts (didn't have much sleep last night).

Feel you there. I typically take Wednesday's off, but switched my days as I had a funeral to run today. Had to be at work for this extra early funeral 30 minutes before I normally even get up. Ready for a nap. :lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Tomislav95 on February 03, 2016, 02:29:18 PM
I'll check it if I don't fall asleep before it starts (didn't have much sleep last night).

Feel you there. I typically take Wednesday's off, but switched my days as I had a funeral to run today. Had to be at work for this extra early funeral 30 minutes before I normally even get up. Ready for a nap. :lol
I'm in the middle of final exams so I don't know what the time is :lol. Had exam this morning 9 AM (why does it have to be so early :P ) and I just caught myself napping an hour ago (9:30 PM), it's crazy.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on February 03, 2016, 03:50:51 PM
Should be on the show by about 6:30.  It's dreamy hot-tub weather right now.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on February 10, 2016, 01:32:42 PM
Show tonight!

This week Avantasia is getting the nod for the featured album!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on February 24, 2016, 09:46:55 AM
Show tonight!

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When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Wednesday, February 24th, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/11pm-2am UTC!

We will be featuring the fantastic new album from Rikard Sjöblom, The Unbendable Sleep! There will also be a lot of play from Riverside as we pay tribute to the late Piotr Grudzinski who passed away on February 21st.

We have some brand new music from Redemption and Messenger - Band, a teaser from Knifeworld, and will be playing from Section A's new album for the first time tonight.

There is also news on the upcoming Edge of Reality album, and after a long wait, JOLLY has finally released the fantastic first episode of their JollyShow!

Finally, news that many will be doing back flips about, Neal Morse and Spock's Beard will be teaming up to perform Snow in full at the next MorseFest!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on February 24, 2016, 10:34:05 AM
If I got the time right (and I'm not sure about that), I might drop by for the first hour or so.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on February 24, 2016, 01:16:25 PM
Well, to help with time, it starts 2h45m from now.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on February 24, 2016, 01:54:45 PM
Yeah, that means I've got it wrong and I probably won't drop by then. Thought it starts in an hour. Honestly, those time zones...
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 02, 2016, 02:06:24 PM
Had to work today, so just getting home now. Short version:

Show tonight, Redemption featured.

Not saying it's better than Headspace, but since they already had a review and mixer discussion, figured I'd go with Redemption this week, Headspace next.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 09, 2016, 02:09:03 PM
Show tonight, featuring Headspace!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on March 09, 2016, 02:10:46 PM
Should be there for a bit.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 14, 2016, 04:49:27 PM
Posted this in the Haken thread earlier, but here's our review of Affinity: http://wpapu.com/review-haken-affinity/

This week for the show we will of course have some songs in remembrance of Keith Emerson.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 16, 2016, 12:44:42 PM
Show tonight! Feature is Serenity.

We've also reached that nice time in the year with American clocks moved, but many other Euro countries not, that the show is an hour earlier over there. Hopefully a few of you can take advantage. :)
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on March 23, 2016, 03:49:23 PM
Show tonight! Features Mob Rules. Starts in 10 minutes.

And for those that missed it, interview with Diego from Haken: http://wpapu.com/interview-diego-tejeida-of-haken/
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 06, 2016, 03:41:57 PM
I've been largely absent over the past two weeks, for which I apologize, but here is what it on tap for tonight.

First off, show starts in 15 minutes.

We've got permission to play/feature the new Tiles album early, so we'll be doing so. That doesn't come out till April 15th.

Mason also has a review of that very same album up on the site already, so please check that out.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 13, 2016, 11:57:57 AM
Show tonight! Feature is Iamthemorning. :D
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on April 13, 2016, 11:59:03 AM
Show tonight! Feature is Iamthemorning. :D

Sorry... gonna be busy getting serenaded by Lande, Kiske, Tobi, Amanda, Ronnie.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on April 13, 2016, 12:01:04 PM
Doesn't Herbie Langhans deserve a mention? He kicks so much ass live, if only on a few songs. I can confirm this.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on April 13, 2016, 12:14:24 PM
Doesn't Herbie Langhans deserve a mention? He kicks so much ass live, if only on a few songs. I can confirm this.

I'll let you know tomorrow.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on April 27, 2016, 03:15:30 PM
Show tonight! Featuring Messenger this time around.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: jingle.boy on April 27, 2016, 04:01:45 PM
I'm listening... but won't be in chat for a while still.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on May 04, 2016, 01:30:04 PM
Show tonight!

And we will be featuring...

Prepare yourself for the shock...

You could never have seen this coming...

Haken!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on May 11, 2016, 10:44:43 AM
Show tonight, and we'll be featuring Lee Abraham!

What's more, is that I got an extra CD with my order, so we're giving a copy away with tonight's show! Tune in and chat and it may be yours. :D
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on May 11, 2016, 03:48:02 PM
Show in 10! :D
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on May 25, 2016, 07:05:30 AM
Copy pasta.

When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Wednesday, May 25th, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC!

Tonight we'll be featuring the new solo CD from IZZ guitarist Paul Bremner, The Witness! We'll also be doing the drawing to giveaway the Lee Abraham Band CD The Seasons Turn. You've still got a few hours to comment on last week's episode to be entered to win.

Starsabout will be making their debut on the program, we've got some new music from Big Big Train, which means someone at Music in Widescreen gets their wings, and some news from Dream the Electric Sleep.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on June 01, 2016, 11:43:55 AM
Last week the stream went down just a few hours prior to the broadcast, and so we'll be doing all that ^^^ this week, and more. :)
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on June 08, 2016, 03:51:19 PM
Late to update, but there is indeed a show tonight, featuring Big Big Train.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on June 22, 2016, 03:43:10 PM
Show starts in 15 minutes!

Featuring Eric Gillette tonight!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on July 05, 2016, 08:09:09 AM
Okay folks, have some great news for tomorrow's show.

Firstly, we will be featuring an album of the year contender which is the new Fates Warning.

But that's not the big news...

In what I think may be a first in the long run of the show, we will be having a song premier on the show.

Tomorrow night will be the very first chance to hear "Back to the Machine" off of From the Law Offices of Levin Minnemann Rudess.

And of course you can pre-order that album here: http://www.lazybones.com/buy-stuff

I'm still working on the rest of the show, but those two bits alone make it one worth checking out!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: hefdaddy42 on July 05, 2016, 08:20:05 AM
That's really cool, Nick!  Congrats!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on July 05, 2016, 08:59:48 AM
No promises, but I may be able to tune in, if only for a first hour and a half or so. I hope the new LMR song won't be a show closer or something. :lol
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on July 05, 2016, 02:45:29 PM
No worries, it'll be in the first hour. :)
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on July 06, 2016, 02:55:50 PM
This kicks off in one hour! :D
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on July 07, 2016, 02:09:17 AM
Sorry Nick, fell asleep while waiting for the show to begin. :lol I'll get the podcast when it's up.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on July 07, 2016, 04:38:36 PM
It's up now. :D

Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on July 13, 2016, 02:46:47 PM
Show tonight! Sorry I'm late in getting prepped, but a ton and a half going on right now.

Feature will be Anderson/Stolt, and we'll be playing a lot of tribute to Beardfish as well.

IF things go down as they might, there will probably be a lot of missed shows/hiatus in the coming months. The length and severity is yet to be seen, but it will likely happen for some time.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Prog Snob on July 13, 2016, 02:49:05 PM
Nickeh!  :metal
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on August 09, 2016, 01:29:24 PM
Hey folks, sorry my updates have been pretty much non-existent, but here is some info:

First off, after a few missed weeks, there will be a show this Wednesday, Aug. 10th, but it will likely be the last show for awhile.

On the cause of all this. For several years now I've had offers to varying degrees to move from my place of work in Allentown to Plymouth Meeting, and the offers were never good enough to give much thought. This summer, two people in Plymouth Meeting quit, facilitating my companies need to get a competent person down there. I was approached again, and after a two weeks of negotiating finally accepted an offer to transfer. I started August 1st, and changed from having every Wednesday off to working most Wednesdays, and from a 10 minute commute to a, for now, 1 hour commute.

This change also has required I buy my first home, and the search for that home, and starting to get the old place cleaned out and packed up has taken up lots of my free time. We close Sep. 23 and will be moving in either Oct. 1 or Oct. 8. I happen to have this Wednesday off and will be doing the show, but am not sure how many shows I'll get to do between now and being settled in the new home. And even then I don't know if a day or hours will have to change.

Hopefully see a few of you guys tomorrow, and hopefully in a few months things will be back to normal.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Tomislav95 on August 09, 2016, 01:38:36 PM
It's been a while since I listened to your show (half a year I think), had lectures in the morning during last semester. I don't really have to sleep tomorrow so I'll join :tup (if I don't fall asleep).
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on August 10, 2016, 03:40:29 PM
Thanks Tomi!

Show starts in 20! :D
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on September 21, 2016, 07:37:43 AM
When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Wednesday, August 10th, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC!

That's right folks, after over a month off WPaPU returns and there is a ton to go over. I'll be talking about my mini-tour following HAKEN and Thank You Scientist, and also be reviewing my first time at ProgPower USA while of course playing plenty of material from the bands that played. Several of those bands will make their debut on the program including Serious Black - Official and Green Carnation.

I'll also be playing some great new music, including our feature tonight which is Viscous Circle from Edge of Reality! There is also new The Dear Hunter, Evergrey, and more!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on September 21, 2016, 03:47:58 PM
Show in 15 minutes, hope to see a few faces after all this time off. :)
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on October 14, 2016, 12:11:49 PM
Okay folks, I know it's going to be a long time between shows, but the next one *should* be Wednesday, November 2nd.

As I've moved and gotten settled at the new house I'm probably as far behind on new music news as I've ever been, and so I'm turning to you guys for help on what I may have missed over the last month or so. Regulars know what I typically play or promote, so what have I missed? New videos? Recent releases? Upcoming releases? Everything helps!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on December 14, 2016, 02:40:56 PM
Okay, so this has been awhile, but show tonight!

Featuring the Neal Morse Band.

The yearly wrap up show will be Jan. 4 with hours yet to be announced.

Year end list and commentary will be available... sometime. We've had massive technical problems on that end of things, unfortunately.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on December 16, 2016, 06:53:48 PM
Latest podcast is up: http://wpapu.com/ep-358-featuring-the-neal-morse-band/
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on December 22, 2016, 03:00:36 PM
HELLO... Hello... hello...

Where is everyone? In any case, the year end retrospective is upon us! You can hear from myself and Joe in the podcast, and Mason in a separate file, and see our picks of the year!

http://wpapu.com/the-best-of-2016/
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on December 24, 2016, 02:53:36 AM
I'm not really active in regards to the usual shows because I can't make it due to our time differences, but I'm looking forward to that end-of-the-year show at Jan 4th. I will totally be there!

Read your best of 2016 writeup, great stuff. By the way, iamthemorning's album is "Lighthouse", not "Light House". ;)
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Nick on December 24, 2016, 07:48:35 AM
I'm not really active in regards to the usual shows because I can't make it due to our time differences, but I'm looking forward to that end-of-the-year show at Jan 4th. I will totally be there!

Read your best of 2016 writeup, great stuff. By the way, iamthemorning's album is "Lighthouse", not "Light House". ;)

Hah, thanks, I knew that but obviously missed it when editing. Looking forward to seeing you then!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: kingshmegland on December 24, 2016, 08:21:32 AM
I've been holding off getting a new computer since we bought a new furnace but soon I'm getting a new one and I can stream again.   Old Nelly is dying.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EDT)
Post by: Evermind on December 30, 2016, 07:04:42 AM
Time flies, less than a week left! Everyone who can make it time-wise should really come and join this 2016 wrap-up show on January 4th. This is the third year wrap-up show in a row I'll be tuning in for and I've never regretted it, even if I had to stay up until 5 A.M. These shows are awesome, and you guys definitely want to be there. ;)
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 4-10pm EST)
Post by: Nick on January 03, 2017, 07:00:33 PM
Alright guys, tomorrow is the day! Got a few outside contributions, and as always even staying within a 6 hour window will be a challenge. Look forward to seeing you! :D
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 4-10pm EST)
Post by: Evermind on January 04, 2017, 02:25:37 AM
Alright guys, tomorrow is the day! Got a few outside contributions, and as always even staying within a 6 hour window will be a challenge. Look forward to seeing you! :D

What are the show hours? Don't remember seeing it neither here nor on WPAPU website.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 4-10pm EST)
Post by: Nick on January 04, 2017, 10:52:57 AM
9pm-3am utc.

4-10pm est.

Edit: Home now. Sorry about that, posted on the site and facebook, didn't realize I never posted the actual times here. I'm sure you're used to adjusting of of UTC, but in short, the show starts 2 hours early and goes 1 hour later than usual.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 4-10pm EST)
Post by: Nick on January 05, 2017, 10:06:05 AM
http://wpapu.com/ep-359-the-2016-year-end-wrap-up-spectacular/

There it is, the big show is available! Thank you very much again to everyone who helped round out the show with contributions and the handful that actually made it live for the entire six hours!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EST)
Post by: Nick on February 22, 2017, 03:54:19 PM
Show starting in 5 minutes!

Tonight's feature will be on Cruise to the Edge!

Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EST)
Post by: Nick on February 23, 2017, 07:20:57 AM
http://wpapu.com/ep-361-featuring-cruise-to-the-edge-2017/

Latest episode is up!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EST)
Post by: Nick on March 10, 2017, 08:02:50 PM
New interview with Richard Henshall from Haken and now Nova Collective.

http://wpapu.com/interview-richard-henshall-of-nova-collective-and-haken/

Should have a review of the new MindMaze album ready shortly.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EST)
Post by: Nick on March 15, 2017, 07:01:53 AM
And here we have some text from Mason and audio by myself on the new MindMaze album.

http://wpapu.com/review-mindmaze-resolve/
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EST)
Post by: Nick on April 04, 2017, 01:54:13 PM
April update:

Interview with John Arch tonight and Arjen Lucassen next week.

Shows this Wednesday and next.

Review of two as well hopefully. :D
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EST)
Post by: Nick on April 05, 2017, 03:10:07 PM
Show starts in under an hour, and tonight's feature will be Vangough.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EST)
Post by: Nick on April 15, 2017, 07:36:53 AM
Interview with Arjen Lucassen is now up!: http://wpapu.com/interview-arjen-lucassen-of-ayreon-and-star-one/
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EST)
Post by: Kotowboy on April 15, 2017, 04:35:14 PM
Hey. Didn't know where else to post this.... Didn't want to start a new thread.

At work tonight we had a band called " Here & Now " who contain ex-members of bands called "Gong" and "Planet Gong"...

Ring any bells ? Supposedly big in the 70s. Psychedelic Prog. Very Pink Floyd.

Not bad. You know a band is prog when they have not one but TWO Gong Cymbals on the drums :biggrin:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqQ-fTuhS6s&feature=youtu.be sneaky peeky :)

Please move this post if you so wish.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EST)
Post by: Nick on April 19, 2017, 09:23:18 PM
That song was nice enough. Although I know of Gong they are a band I never really delved into to be honest.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EST)
Post by: Nick on May 17, 2017, 01:06:02 PM
Happy to FINALLY be getting to do a show again tonight:

Quote
When Prog and Power Unite (www.wpapu.com) will be taking over the airwaves on progrock.com on Wednesday, May 17th, from 5-8pm CDT/6-9pm EDT/10pm-1am UTC. And this time it's definite! No work getting in the way, this show WILL happen!
This week we'll be featuring the soon to be released third album from MindMaze, Resolve! We'll also be debuting a great crop of new bands for the program including Cobalt Blue, The Black Light, and Elysium Theory.
We're also summing up the always excellent RoSfest experience and will be debuting The Fierce & The Dead, The Aaron Clift Experiment, Evership, as well as playing a few other tracks from participating bands. And hey, how about a new single from Rikard Sjöblom's Gungfly for good measure? I'll also be commenting on recent shows from KYROS, Edge of Reality, The Dear Hunter, and Coheed and Cambria.
I think it's fair to say we have a bit to cover, and after way too much time off we may go long on this one!
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EST)
Post by: jingle.boy on May 17, 2017, 01:34:31 PM
Well, me and Jeff Teets won't be tuning in, that much I know.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EST)
Post by: Nick on May 17, 2017, 03:52:24 PM
Well, me and Jeff Teets won't be tuning in, that much I know.

If you were a good asset you'd just play the show from your phone and patch it into the house music between/before bands.
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite: Radio and Podcast (Live Wed, 6-9pm EST)
Post by: Nick on September 26, 2017, 05:38:26 PM
Hello everyone! Been awhile since this has been bumped, but we are alive and restarting in a way.

Release here for anyone who wishes to join us going forward: http://wpapu.com/the-future-of-when-prog-and-power-unite/
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite (Podcast) wpapu.com
Post by: Nick on September 28, 2017, 07:23:28 AM
Dr. DTVT has done a review of the new Iris Divine album!

http://wpapu.com/review-iris-divine-the-static-and-the-noise/
Title: Re: When Prog and Power Unite (Podcast) wpapu.com
Post by: Nick on October 01, 2017, 11:30:57 AM
New episode reviewing my time at the Ayreon Universe shows: http://wpapu.com/ep-364-featuring-ayreon-universe/