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Spock's Beard

From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Spock's Beard News

Below is our complete Spock's Beard news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

ProgPower USA Completes Day 1/2 Lineup

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Germany's Blind Guardian has been named the headline act for Day 2 of ProgPower USA XVII on Thursday, September 8, 2015, joining the previously confirmed Day 2 acts: Pyramaze, Gloryhammer and Circus Maximus.

As for Day 1 (Wednesday, September 7, 2015), the lineup is anchored by DragonForce along with Lord, Stream of Passion and Spock's Beard.

Tickets for Days 1/2 go on sale on Saturday, December 5, 2015 via Ticketmaster.

The final lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Spock's Beard (USA)
DragonForce (UK) (headliner)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Pyramaze (Denmark)
Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Blind Guardian (Germany) (headliner) More...

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DragonForce Named ProgPower USA Day 1 Headliner

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that U.K. power metal act DragonForce has been named the headline act for Day 1 of ProgPower USA XVII on Wednesday, September 7, 2015. The band joins previously announced Day 1 acts: Lord, Stream of Passion and Spock's Beard

As for Day 2 (Thursday, September 8, 2016), Pyramaze, Gloryhammer and Circus Maximus were previously announced.

The final headline slot - Glenn Harveston's pick for Day 2 (Thursday, September 7, 2015) - will be revealed on November 30th. Tickets for Days 1/2 will be available on December 4, 2015.

The latest lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Spock's Beard (USA)
DragonForce (UK)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Pyramaze (Denmark)
Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Slot # 3 - TBA November 30, 2015 (headliner) More...

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Spock's Beard Releases "Tides Of Time" Lyric Video

Los Angeles progressive rock group Spock's Beard released a new lyric video for the third single from the critically acclaimed 12th studio release, "The Oblivion Particle," which was issued via InsideOut Music back in August. The clip is for the album's opening track "Tides of Time," and its sports all the classic elements that Spock's Beard is known for.

Check out the clip here:

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Pyramaze Added To ProgPower USA XVII

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Denmark based progressive metal act Pyramaze will take the newly expanded fourth slot for Thursday, September 8, 2016, as the new opening band dubbed as "The People's Choice." The band joins previously announced Day 2 acts Gloryhammer (now in the second slot) and Circus Maximus.

As for Day 1 (Wednesday, September 7, 2016), Lord, Stream of Passion and Spock's Beard were previously announced.

The two headline slots will be revealed soon. The latest lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Spock's Beard (USA)
Slot #4 - TBA (headliner)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Pyramaze (Denmark)
Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Slot # 3 - TBA (headliner) More...

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Spock's Beard Named For ProgPower USA, Day 1

ProgPower USA promoters Glenn Harveston, Milton Mendonca and Nathan Block have announced that Los Angeles progressive rock act act Spock's Beard will take the third slot for Wednesday, September 7, 2016 in the upcoming revamped format for ProgPower USA, Day 1, joining opener Lord and Stream of Passion. Gloryhammer and Circus Maximus were previously announced as acts one and two for Thursday, Day 2 (September 8, 2016).

The current lineup for Day 1/2 is:

Wednesday (September 7, 2016):

Lord (Australia)
Stream of Passion (Netherlands)
Spock's Beard (USA)
Slot #4 - TBA (headliner)

Thursday (Promoter's Pick Night) (September 8, 2016):

Gloryhammer (Switzerland & Scotland)
Circus Maximus (Norway)
Slot # 3 - TBA (headliner) More...

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Spock's Beard Posts "Afterthoughts" Lyric Video

Los Angeles progressive rockers Spock's Beard, featuring the Morse brothers Neal and Alan, posted a new lyric video for the new track "Afterthoughts." The song appears on the band's forthcoming double album "Brief Nocturnes And Dreamless Sleep," which is due out on April 2, 2013 on InsideOut Music.

The track listing for the release is:

CD 1:

1. Hiding Out
2. I Know Your Secret
3. A Treasure Abandoned
4. Submerged
5. Afterthoughts
6. Something Very Strange
7. Waiting for Me

CD 2 (Special Edition Bonus Disc):

1. The Man You’re Afraid You Are
2. Down A Burning Road
3. Wish I Were Here
4. Something Very Strange/Sanctified Remix
5. Postcards From Perdition (Boegehold) (Bonus Track)

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Mike Portnoy 'Beatles Cover Band To Play New Shows

Yellow Matter Custard, the Beatles tribute act featuring former Dream Theater / Avenged Sevenfold drummer Mike Portnoy and Spock's Beard keyboardist Neal Morse, has announced new tour dates.

The new dates are its first batch of concerts set to take place in over eight years. The list of dates, cities and venues can be viewed below:

Feb. 25 - Long Beach, CA - Art Theater of Long Beach
Feb. 27 - Chicago, IL - [to be announced]
Feb. 28 - New York City - B.B. King Blues Club & Grill

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Transatlantic Re-Forms and Plans New Album

TransAtlantic, the progressive rock supergroup formed by Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings) and Neal Morse (ex-Spock's Beard), have reunited after a seven year hiatus to begin work on a brand new studio album.

The band began work on the album in early April in Nashville and is expected to have it released by year's end if all goes as planned.

TransAtlantic released two acclaimed studio albums in the early part of the century, 2000's SMPTe and 2001's Bridge Across Forever. After tours through the U.S. and Europe, the band parted ways for an indefinite hiatus around the same time that Morse left Spock's Beard to concentrate on his religion-based solo career.

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Fates Warning Announce Drummers For European Dates

Fates Warning have announced the drummers for the upcoming European shows.

"Ray, Joey, Frank, and I are pleased and honoured to announce that Mike Portnoy (Dream Theatre) will be playing drums for us at the Headway festival April 3rd in Amstelveen, Netherlands", says guitarist Jim Matheos.

For the February gigs, none other than Nick D´Virgilio of Spock's Beard will handle the drums!

Fates Warning tourdates:

Feb. 16 Wigwam - Budapest, Hungary
Feb. 17 Hristo Botev Hall - Sofia, Bulgaria
Feb. 18 Vox - Istanbul, Turkey
Feb. 19 Hydrogios - Thessaloniki, Greece
Feb. 20 Gargarin 205 - Athens, Greece
Apr. 03 Headway Festival Amstelveen, Holland (special guest drummer: Mike Portnoy)

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