Oct 162018
 

The Neal Morse Band — Neal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on “The Great Adventure” with its latest double concept album, due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be available in three formats: a two-CD package, two-CD/DVD special edition featuring behind-the-scenes video clips of the making of the album, and three vinyl LPs. Pre-orders begin December 4 on Radiant Records‘ web site.

The follow-up to 2016’s critically acclaimed “The Similitude Of A Dream” will be the ninth studio album with MorsePortnoy and George, and the third as a true collaboration with this current lineup. Together, Morse and Portnoy have launched four bands, but the one that has endured the longest and thus with the most musical output has been The Neal Morse Band.

“Let the great adventure now begin…” The closing line of “The Similitude Of A Dream” has proved to be strangely prophetic. The new album is exactly that: a perfect companion piece to “The Similitude Of A Dream”‘s partial retelling of John Bunyan‘s “The Pilgrim’s Progress”. It has everything that fans would expect from an album by The Neal Morse Band, and more: rock, metal, classical and jazz elements appear throughout, as well as some killer melodies, all played faultlessly by some of the greatest rock musicians on the planet. Continue reading »

Jan 152018
 

Neal Morse has released a video for ‘Livin’ Lightly’. The song is opening track of his new solo album, “Life & Times,” which will be released on February 16th on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Records/SONY on all digital outlets, as well as CD and vinyl. The video can be watched below below.

Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading progressive rock (“prog”) musicians, there is now no doubt that Neal Morse is a “big success,” but his desire to move people through his music burns brighter than ever. Now in his mid-fifties and his children grown up, there is a sense on Life & Times that Morse is looking around and taking stock.

“I’ve come through a lot of difficult times and I’m in a fairly content place now,” he says. “You can feel that on some of the songs.” Much of this ‘acoustic-orientated, singer/songwriter’ album was written while he was travelling around the world on The Road Called Home tour in 2017, with some of the songs being inspired by the places he visited, while others are from spending time with his family. Continue reading »

Sep 152017
 

At last year’s annual Morsefest in Nashville, the dream of every Spock’s Beard fan in attendance came true. The band’s original lineup, and current members, performed the critically acclaimed double-disc concept album, “Snow,” in its entirety. It was a moment in time fans never thought they’d ever get a chance to see. “Snow” was the last album that Neal Morse recorded with the band before quitting in 2002.

“Snow Live” will be released on 2 DVD/2CD digipack, 3 LP vinyl (available in four different colors), 2 disc Blu-ray and as a 2 DVD/2 CD/2 Blu-ray pack complete with a 48-page artbook, through Radiant Records via Metal Blade Records/SONY on November 10th. Now it’s time for fans worldwide of Spock’s Beard and Neal Morse to experience that night for themselves.. A trailer can be seen below. Pre-orders for each edition are now available here.

The first 200 Artbook Bundles ordered will be signed by Neal Morse. A free MP3 download of ​_Journey’s ‘Separate Ways’ performed by Spock’s Beard and sung by Ted Leonard at the Morsefest Inner Circle jam will come with all pre-orders of any version of Snow Live, only at Radiant Records.

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Feb 142017
 

Hot on the heels of 2016’s most acclaimed progressive rock release, “The Similitude Of A Dream”, The Neal Morse Band announces the massive live release of a once-in-a-lifetime concert event: “Morsefest 2015” on March 24 via Radiant Records via Metal Blade Records/Sony. Pre-orders are available on Radiant’s website now. A trailer for the package can be found on Neal Morse‘s official YouTube page. Check out the official trailer below.

In addition to The Neal Morse Band, featuring drummer Mike Portnoy, the 38 musicians on stage create a prog orchestra. Over two nights (one on each video disc) in 2015, they perform new arrangements of material from Neal Morse‘s career. The two concerts span over five hours, venturing beyond the studio versions they’re based on. In addition to complete performances of the “Sola Scriptura” and “Question” albums, there are songs from Spock’s Beard (featuring guest Nick D’Virgilio), Transatlantic, and surprises — including performances with guitar legend Phil Keaggy. Accompanied by extravagant visuals, including three video screens and live dancers, “Morsefest 2015” is the most massive live release of Morse‘s career. Continue reading »

Sep 122016
 

nealmorseband2016_638The journey of Neal Morse has seen three decades of musical accomplishments, the latest being the inception of The Neal Morse Band. Morse has forged many relationships over the years with his other bands, Spock’s Beard, Flying Colors and Transatlantic. However, the most compelling and fruitful efforts have been those with drummer Mike Portnoy (The Winery Dogs, Twisted Sister, ex Dream Theater).

Now the current lineup of The Neal Morse Band — Morse, Portnoy, bassist Randy George, keyboardist Bill Hubauer and guitarist Eric Gillette — brings forth “The Similitude Of A Dream”, a concept album to be released November 11 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade Records/Sony.

This will be the eighth studio album with Morse, Portnoy and George, and the second as a true collaboration with this current lineup. A lyric video for the song “Overture” is now available below. Continue reading »