Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Released November 30, 1991
"I will name some highlights of the album,like the great symphonic and melodic piece "the dance of fools", "darktown" with very cool flutes on it, the melodic heavy metal and the fast double-bass work of "questions at hand, and the 17 minutes track of symphonic and melodic music and very nice vocals of "the queen of the city of ice", a very well composed album.
All of them reminds me so much of prog rock bands like GENESIS, JETHRO TULL, RUSH, KANSAS and even some ELP; with time their prog rock influenced metal would be slowly polishing into a more melodic and sophisticated metal, and yes progressive metal sound."
- P.H.P. ProgArchives.com
Available as part of Shadow Gallery: "Double Feature", a specially priced Limited Edition 2 CD set of the first 2 albums by progressive rock band Shadow Gallery; "Shadow Gallery" and "Carved In Stone"
"Shadow Gallery is a progressive rock band that stresses songwriting, production and performance in their music. "Carved in Stone", released in 1995, is longer and much more mature than the debut CD. It features stunning production, far exceeding that of "Shadow Gallery", and improves on the previously high-quality songwriting. The group's third album, "Tyranny" followed in 1998.
This is a concept album about a defense worker who becomes disenchanted with his job and searches for other meanings in his life. The music is very reminiscent of "Carved in Stone", although somewhat lighter. "Legacy" appeared in spring 2001."
Shadow Gallery on Magna Carta:
Shadow Gallery "Double Feature" on Amazon:
Shadow Gallery on iTunes:
"Carved in Stone"
#progressiverock #progressivemetal #Queen #Queensryche #YESofficial #Asia #originalAsia #KansasBand #Tyranny #ShadowGallery #CarvedInStone #Legacy #MikeBaker #CarlCaddenJames #BrendtAllman #ChrisIngles #GaryWehrkamp #RushBand #PinkFloyd #Genesis #neoprog #VforVendetta #MagnaCartaRecords #iHeartRadio #FatesWarning #progarchives
Wednesday, May 30, 2018
..Released December 1, 1991
Progressive rock sound from an American band
Magellan was/is a truly unique progressive rock band.
Their use of lyrics typically emphasized historical events
especially on this album. Probably the seminal song that
Magellan will be remembered for is found on this album -
Magna Carta. The historic feel of the band singing about
Magellan circumnavigating the globe makes this very
It was Ferdinand Magellan's spirit of adventure and
willingness to take risks that caused bandleader Trent
Gardner to name his band Magellan. Trent wrote and sang
all the songs as well as played keyboards. His brother,
Wayne (RIP Feb. 10, 2014) played lead guitar. The band was
rounded out by Hal Stringfellow on bass.
As expected from a so-called progressive group, there are
several lengthy songs with several shorter ones mixed in.
The songs are based around strong melodies with abrupt
timing changes.There are also frequent changes from soft
rock to hard rock and vice-versa. All in all, it creates a
very interesting listening experience.
Certainly worth a listen!
- Tobias Funke, Amazon Review
Available as part of A specially priced 2 CD set of the
first 2 albums by progressive rock band Magellan. "Hour Of
Restoration" and "Impending Ascension"
Also available from Magna Carta Records
Magellan on Magna Carta:
#Magellan #MagnaCarta #ProgressiveRock #ProgressiveMetal
#Yes #Genesis #JethroTull #KingCrimson #UK #PinkFloyd
Monday, May 21, 2018
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Progressive Metal Hour Seven: Covered Again
Magna Carta artists cover songs by Genesis, Yes, Pink Floyd, Robin Trower, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Jethro Tull, Rush, John Luc Ponty.
Featuring Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment), Rod Morgenstein (Dixie Dregs), Neal Morse (Spock's Beard), Marco Sfogli (James LaBrie); Steve Howe (Yes) & Annie Haslam (Renaissance); Robert Berry (3), Simon Phillips (Toto), Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple), Marc Bonilla (Keith Emerson Band), Erik Norlander (Rocket Scientists, Asia); Glen Drover (Megadeth), Jeff Loomis (Nevermore, Arch Enemy), Jim Gilmour (Saga); Vinnie Moore (UFO), Kelly Keeling (Baton Rouge, MSG), Scot Coogan (Lita Ford, Ace Frehley);dUg Pinnick (King's X), Eric Gales (Eric Gales Band, Lauryn Hill), Thomas Pridgen (Mars Volta, Suicidal Tendencies); Dave Martone, Chris Pennie (Dillinger Escape Plan Coheed and Cambria), Juan Alderete (Mars Volta), Shane Gibson (Korn); Charlie Musselwhite, Derek Trucks (Allman Brothers Band), Mick Abrahams & Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull); Alex Skolnick (Testament), Nathan Peck & Matt Zebroski (Alex Skolnick trio).
#ProgressiveMetal #ProgressiveRock #SteveHowe #GlenDrover #VinnieMoore #JimGilmour #Saga #DixieDregs #JordanRudess #RodMorgenstein #AlexSkolnick
Monday, February 5, 2018
TEMPEST TO PERFORM A CD RELEASE CONCERT AT THE PALMS PLAYHOUSE!
The West Coast's original Celtic Rock band Tempest returns to The Palms Playhouse in Winters to celebrate their new album "Thirty Little Turns" on Magna Carta!
WHERE: The Palms Playhouse
13 Main Street in Winters, CA
Sound Samples Available:
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Liquid Tension Experiment available on Bandcamp in FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, AIFF and VBR MP3
More Titles being added everyday
Liquid Tension Experiment
More Titles being added everyday
Liquid Tension Experiment
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
...Set Strings on Stun
Some of Magna Carta's favorite guitarists bring their axes to these exciting projects. Featuring James Murphy & Steve Howe (Explorers Club; Trent Gardner, Billy Sheehan, Terry Bozzio, Wayne Gardner, D.C. Cooper); Glen Drover, Chris Poland & Vinnie Moore (with Jim Gilmour); Eric Barnett (Points North); Steve Stevens (with Brian Tichy); Steve Morse & Greg Howe (Jordan Rudess along with Rod Morgenstein, Daniel J); Mike Keneally & Toshi Iseda (Andy West with Rama, alongside T Lavitz & Jonathan Mover); Eyal Levi & Emil Werstler (Levi/Werstler with Sean Reinert); Alex Skolnick (Attention Deficit with Tim Alexander & Michael Manring); Toshi Hiketa (Hideous Sun Demons with James Lomenzo & Ray Luzier); Ed Wynne & Steve Hillage (Ozric Tentacles)
#ProgressiveMetal #ProgressiveRock #JamesMurphy #SteveHowe#ExplorersClub #TrentGardner #BillySheehan #TerryBozzio#WayneGardner #DCCooper #GlenDrover #ChrisPoland #VinnieMoore#JimGilmour #Saga #EricBarnett #PointsNorth #SteveStevens #BrianTichy#SteveMorse #DixieDregs #GregHowe #JordanRudess #RodMorgenstein#MikeKeneally #AndyWest #TLavitz #JonathanMover #EyalLevi#EmilWerstler #Daath #LeviWerstler #SeanReinert #AlexSkolnick #AttentionDeficit #TimAlexander #MichaelManring #ToshiHiketa #HideousSunDemons #JamesLomenzo #RayLuzier #EdWynne #SteveHillage #OzricTentacles