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

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


La Maschera di Cera vs Le Orme?

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

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

Hawkwind Annouce HawkEaster, Re-Release of Warrior!

From Hawkwind,

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

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

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

New Family Boxset

From Snapper Records, sold exclusively by Burning Shed,

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

New Riverside Album

From Riverside's website,

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

Riverside – Shrine of New Generation Slaves

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

Memories In My Head > Riverside

Artist: Riverside
Label: Laser's Edge
Catalog#: LE1059
Format: CD
Country: US
Released: 2011-06-20

Anno Domini High Definition > Riverside

Artist: Riverside
Label: Inside Out Music
Catalog#: IOMSECD 313
Format: CD, DVD
Country: Europe
Released: 2009

Second Life Syndrome > Riverside

Artist: Riverside
Label: Inside Out Music
Catalog#: IOMCD 231
Format: CD
Country: Germany
Released: 2005

Rapid Eye Movement > Riverside

Artist: Riverside
Label: Inside Out Music
Catalog#: IOMCD 283
Format: CD
Country: US
Released: 2007

Out Of Myself > Riverside

Artist: Riverside
Label: The Laser's Edge
Catalog#: LE1039
Format: CD
Country: US
Released: 2004-09-21