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This is a list of events , artists, and albums constituting a timeline of progressive rock.

1965-1967 - 1968 - 1969 - 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979 - 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1989 - 1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006

1965-1967

Newly formed bands

  • Pink Floyd (1965)
    The Syn (1965)
    Soft Machine (1966)
    Genesis (1967)
    Jethro Tull (1967)
    The Nice (1967)

Albums

  • Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - Freak Out! (USA) (1966)
    Pink Floyd - Piper at the Gates of Dawn (England) (1967)
    Procol Harum - Procol Harum (England) (1967)
    The Moody Blues - Days of Future Passed (England) (1967)
    Soft Machine - Jet Propelled Photographs (England) (1967) - Demo Recordings
    The Nice - The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack (England) (1967)
    Frank Zappa - Lumpy Gravy (USA) (1967)
    Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - Absolutely Free (USA) (1967)
    Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Safe As Milk (USA) (1967)

Disbandments

  • The Syn (1967)

Events

1968

Newly formed bands

  • Caravan
    Henry Cow
    Rush
    Yes

Albums

  • Pink Floyd - A Saucerful of Secrets (England)
    Caravan - Caravan (England)
    Soft Machine - Volume One (England)
    Procol Harum - Shine On Brightly (England)
    Jethro Tull - This Was (England)
    Moody Blues - In Search of the Lost Chord (England)
    The Nice - Ars Longa Vita Brevis (England)
    Pretty Things - S.F. Sorrow (England)
    Family - Music In A Doll's House (England)
    Pärson Sound - Pärson Sound (Sweden)
    Frank Zappa & the Mothers of Invention - We're Only In It For The Money (USA)

Disbandments

Events

1969

Newly formed bands

  • Atomic Rooster
    Egg
    Gong
    King Crimson
    Van der Graaf Generator (re-forms)
    Focus

Albums

  • King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (England)
    Pink Floyd - Ummagumma (England)
    Jethro Tull - Stand Up (England)
    Soft Machine - Volume Two (England)
    Yes - Yes (England)
    Fairport Convention - Liege and Lief (England)
    Moody Blues - On the Threshold of a Dream (England)
    Van Der Graaf Generator - The Aerosol Grey Machine (England)
    East of Eden - Mercator Projected (England)
    Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention - Uncle Meat (USA)
    Frank Zappa - Hot Rats (USA)
    Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica (USA)

Disbandments

Events

1970

Newly formed bands

  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Jackson Heights
    Khan
    Gentle Giant

Albums

  • Genesis - Trespass (England)
    Emerson Lake and Palmer - Emerson Lake and Palmer (England)
    Van der Graaf Generator - H To He Who Am The Only One (England)
    King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseidon (England)
    King Crimson - Lizard (England)
    Soft Machine - Third (England)
    Caravan - If I Could Do It All Over Again, I'd Do It All Over You (England)
    Jethro Tull - Benefit (England)
    Gentle Giant - Gentle Giant (England)
    Yes - Time and A Word (England)
    Pink Floyd - Atom Heart Mother (England)
    Egg - The Polite Force (England)
    Supersister - Present From Nancy (Netherlands)
    Amon Düül II - Yeti (Germany)

Disbandments

  • The Nice

Events

1971

Newly formed bands

  • Matching Mole
    Camel

Albums

  • Yes - The Yes Album (England)
    Yes - Fragile (England)
    Genesis - Nursery Cryme (England)
    Van der Graaf Generator - Pawn Hearts (England)
    Emerson Lake & Palmer - Tarkus (England)
    Jethro Tull - Aqualung (England)
    Pink Floyd - Meddle (England)
    Caravan - In The Land Of Grey & Pink (England)
    Gentle Giant - Acquiring The Taste (England)
    King Crimson - Islands (England)
    Soft Machine - Fourth (England)
    Comus - First Utterance (England)
    Cressida - Asylum (England)
    Arthur Brown's Kingdom Come - Galactic Zoo Dossier (England)
    Wigwam - Fairyport (Finland)
    Moving Gelatine Plates - Moving Gelatine Plates (France)
    Amon Düül II - Tanz der Lemminge (Germany)
    Ash Ra Tempel - Ash Ra Tempel (Germany)
    Can - Tago Mago (Germany)
    Faust - Faust (Germany)
    Ikarus - Ikarus (Germany)
    Focus - II (aka Moving Waves) (Netherlands)
    Supersister - To the Highest Bidder (Netherlands)
    Gong - Camembert Electrique (Various)

Disbandments

Events

1972

Newly formed bands

  • Gilgamesh
    Hatfield and the North

Albums

  • Pink Floyd - Obscured By Clouds (England)
    Yes - Close to the Edge (England)
    Genesis - Foxtrot (England)
    Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick (England)
    Emerson Lake & Palmer - Trilogy (England)
    Emerson Lake & Palmer - Pictures at an Exhibition (England)
    Gentle Giant - Three Friends (England)
    Gentle Giant - Octopus (England)
    Khan - Space Shanty (England)
    Renaissance - Prologue (England)
    Strawbs - Grave New World (England)
    Pekka Pohjola - Pihkasilmä Kaarnakorva (Finland)
    Moving Gelatine Plates - The World of Genius Hans (France)
    Ash Ra Tempel - Schwingungen (Germany)
    Can - Ege Bamyasi (Germany)
    Agitation Free - Malesch (Germany)
    Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - Banco Del Mutuo Soccorso (Italy)
    Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - Darwin! (Italy)
    Premiata Forneria Marconi - Storia Di Un Minuto (Italy)
    Premiata Forneria Marconi - Per Un Amico (Italy)
    Il Balleto di Bronzo - Ys (Italy)
    Franco Battiato - Pollution (Italy)
    Focus - Focus III (Netherlands)
    Älgarnas Trädgård - Framtiden Är Ett Svävande Skepp, Förankrat I Forntiden (Sweden)
    Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention - The Grand Wazoo (USA)

Disbandments

  • Khan
    Matching Mole

Events

1973

Newly formed bands

Albums

  • Genesis - Selling England by the Pound (England)
    King Crimson - Larks' Tongues in Aspic (England)
    Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon (England)
    Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans (England)
    Emerson Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery (England)
    Jethro Tull - A Passion Play (England)
    Gentle Giant - In a Glass House (England)
    Hatfield & the North - Hatfield & the North (England)
    Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells (England)
    Nektar - Remember the Future (England)
    Caravan - For Girls Who Grow Plump in the Night (England)
    Henry Cow - LegEnd (England)
    Rick Wakeman - The Six Wives Of Henry VIII (England)
    Magma - Mekanik Destruktiw Kommandoh (France)
    Embryo - Steig Aus (Germany)
    Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - Io Sono Nato Libero (Italy)
    Area - Arbeit Macht Frei (Italy)
    Le Orme - Felona e Sorona (Italy)
    Semiramis - Dedicato A Frazz (Italy)
    Museo Rosenbach - Zarathustra (Italy)
    Osanna - Palepoli (Italy)
    Samla Mammas Manna - Måltid (Sweden)
    Gong - Angel's Egg (Various)
    Gong - Flying Teapot (Various)

Disbandments

  • Jackson Heights

Events

1974

Newly formed bands

  • Refugee

Albums

  • Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway (England)
    Yes - Relayer (England)
    King Crimson - Red (England)
    Camel - Mirage (England)
    Gentle Giant- The Power and the Glory (England)
    King Crimson - Starless and Bible Black (England)
    Rick Wakeman - Journey to the Center of the Earth (England)
    Gryphon - Red Queen to Gryphon Three (England)
    Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom (England)
    Strawbs - Hero and Heroine (England)
    Supertramp - Crime Of The Century (England)
    Pekka Pohjola - Harakka Bialoipokku (B The Magpie) (Finland)
    Ange - Au-Dela Du Delire (France)
    Magma - Kohntarkosz (France)
    Tangerine Dream - Phaedra (Germany)
    Triumvirat - Illusions On a Double Dimple (Germany)
    Premiata Forneria Marconi - L'isola Di Niente (Italy)
    Area - Caution Radiation Area (Italy)
    Arti + Mestieri - Tilt (Italy)
    Focus - Hamburger Concerto (Netherlands)
    Los Canarios - Ciclos (Spain)
    Samla Mammas Manna - Klossa Knapitatet (Sweden)
    Kansas - Kansas (USA)
    Todd Rundgren's Utopia - Utopia (USA)
    Gong - You (Various)

Disbandments

Events

1975

Newly formed bands

  • National Health

Albums

  • Modry Efekt - Modry Efekt & Radim Hladik (Czechoslovakia)
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here (England)
    Gentle Giant - Free Hand (England)
    Camel - The Snow Goose (England)
    Van der Graaf Generator - Godbluff (England)
    Hatfield & the North - The Rotter's Club (England)
    Steve Hackett - Voyage of the Acolyte (England)
    Jethro Tull - Minstrel In The Gallery (England)
    Chris Squire - Fish Out of Water (England)
    Renaissance - Scheherazade & Other Stories (England)
    Henry Cow - In Praise Of Learning (England)
    Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn (England)
    Steve Hillage - Fish Rising (England)
    Alan Parsons Project - Tales Of Mystery & Imagination (England)
    Quiet Sun - Mainstream (England)
    Magma - Live/Hhai (France)
    Clearlight - Forever Blowing Bubbles (France)
    Carpe Diem - En Regardant Passer Le Temps (France)
    Triumvirat - Spartacus (Germany)
    Tangerine Dream - Rubycon (Germany)
    Apoteosi - Apoteosi (Italy)
    Maxophone - Maxophone (Italy)
    Premiata Forneria Marconi - Chocolate Kings (Italy)
    Area - Crac! (Italy)
    Harmonium - Si on Avait Besoin d'une Cinquieme Saison (Quebec)
    Fusioon - Minorisa (Spain)
    Frank Zappa - One Size Fits All (USA)
    Kansas - Song For America (USA)
    Kansas - Masque (USA)
    Rush - Fly By Night (Canada)
    Rush - Caress of Steel (Canada)

Disbandments

  • Hatfield and the North

Events

  • Vocalist Peter Gabriel leaves Genesis at the end of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway tour, and is replaced as frontman by the band's drummer Phil Collins.

1976

Newly formed bands

Albums

  • Crucis - Crucis (Argentina)
    Cos - Viva Boma (Belgium)
    Rush - 2112 (Canada)
    Genesis - A Trick of the Tail (England)
    Genesis - Wind and Wuthering (England)
    Camel - Moonmadness (England)
    Jon Anderson - Olias of Sunhillow (England)
    Van der Graaf Generator - Still Life (England)
    Gentle Giant - Interview (England)
    Henry Cow - Concerts (England)
    Pulsar - The Strands of the Future (France)
    Art Zoyd - Symphonie Pour Le Jour Ou Bruleront Les Cités (France)
    Popol Vuh - Letzte Tage Letzte Nächte (Germany)
    Schicke Führs & Fröhling - Symphonic Pictures (Germany)
    Novalis - Sommerabend (Germany)
    Klaus Schulze - Moondawn (Germany)
    Picchio dal Pozzo - Picchio dal Pozzo (Italy)
    Celeste - Celeste (aka Principe Di Un Giorno) (Italy)
    Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - Come In Un'Ultima Cena (Italy)
    Far East Family Band - Parallel World (Japan)
    Pollen - Pollen (Quebec)
    Gualberto - Vericuetos (Spain)
    Kaipa - Inget Nytt Under Solen (Sweden)
    Kansas - Leftoverture (USA)
    Ethos - Ardour (USA)
    Starcastle - Starcastle (USA)

Disbandments

  • 10cc: Kevin Godley and Lol Creme leave to pursue solo projects.

Events

1977

Newly formed bands

  • UK

Albums

  • Univers Zero - Univers Zero (aka 1313) (Belgium)
    Rush - A Farewell to Kings (Canada)
    Modry Efekt - Svitanie (Czechoslovakia)
    Mike Batt - Schizophonia (England)
    Jethro Tull - Songs From the Wood (England)
    England - Garden Shed (England)
    National Health - National Health (England)
    Bill Bruford - Feels Good to Me (England)
    Pink Floyd - Animals (England)
    Yes - Going for the One (England)
    Camel - Raindances (England)
    Van der Graaf - The Quiet Zone / The Pleasure Dome (England)
    Gentle Giant - The Missing Piece (England)
    Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Works Vol. 1 (England)
    Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Works Vol. 2 (England)
    Pulsar - Halloween (France)
    Heldon - 6 - Interface (France)
    Aksak Maboul - Onze Danses Pour Combattre le Migraine (France)
    Mona Lisa - Le Petit Violon de Mr. Gregoire (France)
    Grobschnitt - Rockpommel's Land (Germany)
    Eloy - Ocean (Germany)
    Locanda delle Fate - Forse Le Lucciole Non Si Amano Piu (Italy)
    Premiata Forneria Marconi - Jet Lag (Italy)
    Pierrot Lunaire - Gudrun (Italy)
    Maneige - Ni Vent... Ni Nouvellle (Quebec)
    Island - Pictures (Switzerland)
    Circus - Movin' On (Switzerland)
    Happy The Man - Happy the Man (USA)
    Dixie Dregs - Freefall (USA)
    Kansas - Point of Know Return (USA)
    Gong - Gazeuse (Expresso)(Various)
    Godley and Creme - Consequences (England)
    Daryl Hall - Sacred Songs (USA) - produced by Robert Fripp

Disbandments

  • Abortive supergroup British Bulldog with John Wetton, Rick Wakeman and Bill Bruford only play a few rehearsals.

Events

1978

Newly formed bands

  • Sky - Herbie Flowers, Tristan Fry, Francis Monkman, Kevin Peek, John Williams

Albums

  • Bubu - Anabelas (Argentina)
    MIA - Cornonstipicum (Argentina)
    Rush - Hemispheres (Canada)
    FM - Black Noise (Canada)
    Fermata - Huascaran (Czechoslovakia)
    Modry Efekt - Svet Hledacu (Czechoslovakia)
    National Health - Of Queues And Cures(England)
    Art Bears - Hopes and Fears(England)
    Steve Hillage - Green (England)
    Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel II (scratching fingers) (England)
    Steve Hackett - Please Don't Touch (England)
    Camel - Breathless (England)
    Yes - Tormato (England)
    Genesis - And Then There Were Three (England)
    Gentle Giant - Giant For A Day (England)
    Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Love Beach (England)
    Henry Cow - Western Culture (England)
    Jethro Tull - Heavy Horses (England)
    U.K. - U.K. (England)
    Heldon - Stand By (France)
    Terpandre - Terpandre (France)
    Shylock - Ile De Fievre (France)
    Weidorje - Weidorje (France)
    Grobschnitt - Solar Music Live (Germany)
    Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - ... di Terra (Italy)
    Crack - Si Todo Hiciera Crack (Spain)
    Atila - Reviure (Spain)
    Flame Dream - Calatea (Switzerland)
    Cathedral - Stained Glass Stories (USA)
    Dixie Dregs - What If (USA)
    Happy The Man - Crafty Hands (USA)
    The Muffins - Manna / Mirage (USA)
    Pierre Moerlen's Gong - Expresso II (Various)
    Godley and Creme - L (England)

Disbandments

  • Henry Cow
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Events

1979

Newly formed bands

  • The Mnemonist Orchestra (developed into Biota)
    Marillion

Albums

  • Univers Zero - Heresie (Belgium)
    Aksak Maboul - Un Peu de l'Âme des Bandits (Belgium)
    FM - Surveillance (Canada)
    Robert Fripp - Exposure (England)
    Bill Bruford - One of a Kind (England)
    Camel - I Can See Your House From Here (England)
    Jethro Tull - Stormwatch (England)
    Art Bears - Winter Songs (England)
    Steve Hackett - Spectral Mornings (England)
    Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel III(melting face) (England)
    Supertramp - Breakfast in America (England)
    U.K. - Danger Money (England)
    Pink Floyd - The Wall (England)
    Laurent Thibault - Mais on ne Peut pas Rever Tout le Temps (France)
    Albert Marcoeur - Armes et Cycles (France)
    Art Zoyd - Musique Pour l'Odyssee (France)
    Ma Banlieue Flasque - Ma Banlieue Flasque (France)
    Arachnoid - Arachnoid (France)
    Eskaton - Four Visions (France)
    Neuschwanstein - Battlement (Germany)
    Eloy - Silent Cries and Mighty Echoes (Germany)
    Le Orme - Florian (Italy)
    Stormy Six - Macchina Maccheronica (Italy)
    Itoiz - Ezekiel (Spain (Basque))
    Mezquita - Recuerdos De Mi Tierra (Spain)
    Atlas - Blå Vardag (Sweden)
    Flame Dream - Elements (Switzerland)
    Dixie Dregs - Night of the Living Dregs (USA)
    Mike Batt - Tarot Suite (England)
    Godley and Creme - Freeze Frame (England)
    Sky - Sky (England / Australia)

Disbandments

  • UK

Events

1980

Newly formed bands

Albums

  • Present - Triskaidekaphobie (Belgium)
    Rush - Permanent Waves (Canada)
    Genesis - Duke (England)
    Yes - Drama (England)
    Art Bears - The World as It is Today (England)
    This Heat - This Heat (England)
    Bill Bruford - Gradually Going Tornado (England)
    Jethro Tull - A (England)
    Gentle Giant - Civilian (England)
    Jon Anderson - Song of Seven (England)
    Fred Frith - Gravity (England)
    Patrick Gauthier - Bebe Godzilla (France)
    Asia Minor - Between Flesh and Divine (France)
    Eskaton - Ardeur (France)
    Art Zoyd - Generation Sans Futur (France)
    Rahmann - Rahmann (France)
    Abus Dangereux - Le Quatrieme Mouvement (France)
    Wurtemberg - Rock Fantasia Opus 9 (France)
    Picchio Dal Pozzo - Abbiamo Tutti I Suoi Problemi (Italy)
    Ain Soph - A Story of Mysterious Forest (Japan)
    Cai - Noche Abierta (Spain)
    Zamla Mammaz Manna - Familjesprickor (Sweden)
    The Muffins - Open City (USA)
    Tako - U Vreci za Spavanje (Yugoslavia)
    Sky - Sky 2 (England / Australia)

Disbandments

Events

  • Sky: Francis Monkman (keyboards) departs. Replaced by Steve Gray.

1981

Newly formed bands

  • Asia
    Queensryche

Albums

  • Univers Zero - Ceux Du Dehors (Belgium)
    Rush - Moving Pictures (Canada)
    Saga - Worlds Apart (Canada)
    Los Jaivas - Alturas de Machu Picchu (Chile)
    Genesis - Abacab (England)
    Twelfth Night - Live at the Target (England)
    Fred Frith - Speechless (England)
    Steve Hackett - Cured (England)
    National Health - D.S. Al Coda (England)
    Camel - Nude (England)
    Kultivator - Barndomens Stigar (Sweden)
    Dün - Eros (France)
    Eider Stellaire - Eider Stellaire (K001) (France)
    This Heat - Deceit (England)
    King Crimson - Discipline (England)
    Eloy - Planets (Germany)
    East - Jatekok (Hungary)
    Kayak - Merlin (Netherlands)
    Kerrs Pink - Mellom Oss (Norway)
    Pallas - Arrive Alive (Scotland)
    Cartoon - Cartoon (USA)
    The Muffins - 185 (USA)
    Mike Batt - Six Days in Berlin (England)
    Mike Batt / Autopilot - Rapid Eye Movements (England)
    Godley and Creme - Ismism (England)
    Sky - Sky 3 (England / Australia)

Disbandments

  • National Health
    Yes

Events

  • Robert Fripp and Bill Bruford form new band Discipline, but after initial live dates Fripp decides the band constitutes a new incarnation of King Crimson.
    After Yes, Chris Squire and Alan White try to put together XYZ with Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin, but the project fails to go beyond rehearsals

1982

Newly formed bands

  • In Cahoots
    IQ

Albums

  • Sky - Sky 4 - Forthcoming (England / Australia)
    Univers Zero - Crawling Wind (Belgium)
    Los Jaivas - Aconcagua (Chile)
    Genesis - Three Sides Live (England)
    IQ - Seven Stories into Eight (England)
    King Crimson - Beat (England)
    Twelfth Night - Fact and Fiction (England)
    Jethro Tull - Broadsword and the Beast (England)
    Camel - The Single Factor (England)
    Asia - Asia (England)
    Peter Gabriel - Security (England)
    Art Zoyd - Phase IV (France)
    Jean-Paul Prat - Masal (France)
    Etron Fou Leloublan - Les Poumons Gonfles (France)
    Radio Noisz Ensemble - Yniverze (Germany)
    Rebekka - Phoenix (Germany)
    P.L.J. Band - Armageddon (Greece)
    East - Huseg (Hungary)
    Stormy Six - Al Volo (Italy)
    Kenso - II (Japan)
    Bi Kyo Ran - Bi Kyo Ran (Japan)
    Von Zamla - Zamlaranamma (Sweden)
    Debile Menthol - Emile au Jardin Patrologique (Switzerland)
    Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Ice Cream For Crow (USA)
    Begnagrad - Begnagrad (Konzert for a Broken Dance) (Yugoslavia)
    Mike Batt - Zero Zero (England)

Disbandments

Events

1983

Newly formed bands

  • Yes (reunited)

Albums

  • Sky - Sky 5 - Live (England / Australia)
    Sky - Cadmium (England / Australia)
    Bacamarte - Depois Do Fim (Brazil)
    Genesis - Genesis (England)
    IQ - Tales from the Lush Attic (England)
    Yes - 90125 (England)
    Asia - Alpha (England)
    Marillion - Script For a Jester's Tear (England)
    King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair (England)
    Pink Floyd - The Final Cut (England)
    Eddie Jobson/ Zinc - The Green Album (England)
    In Spe - In Spe (Estonia)
    Kaseke - Poletus (Estonia)
    Art Zoyd - Les Espaces Inquiets (France)
    Etron Fou Leloublan - Les Sillons de la Terre (France)
    Eskaton - Fiction (France)
    Cartoon - Music From Left Field (USA)
    Von Zamla - 1983 (Various)
    Godley and Creme - Birds of Prey (England)

Disbandments

Events

1984

Newly formed bands

Albums

  • Univers Zero - UZED (Belgium)
    Marillion - Fugazi (England)
    Ozric Tentacles - Erpsongs (England)
    Craft - Craft (England)
    Twelfth Night - Live and Let Live (England)
    Pallas - The Sentinel (Scotland)
    Camel - Stationary Traveler (England)
    Castanarc - Journey to the East (England)
    News From Babel - Work Resumed on the Tower (England)
    Jethro Tull - Under Wraps (England)
    Uppsala - Uppsala (France)
    Art Zoyd - Le Mariage du Ciel et l'Enfer (France)
    Solaris - Marsbeli Kronikak (The Martian Chronicles) (Hungary)
    Bi Kyo Ran - Parallax (Japan)
    Nazca - Nazca (Mexico)
    Isildur's Bane - Sagan om den Irländska Älgen (Sweden)
    Gunesh Ensemble - Looking at the Earth (Turkmenistan)
    Thinking Plague - A Thinking Plague (USA)
    Pocket Orchestra - Knebnagäuje (USA)
    Not Drowning, Waving - Another Pond (Australia)
    Roger Waters - The Pros & Cons of Hitch Hiking (England)

Disbandments

  • Soft Machine

Events

  • Sky: John Williams (acoustic guitar) departs. Remaining members tour Australia with Rick Wakeman.

1985

Newly formed bands

  • Dream Theater
    King's X

Albums

  • Present - Le Poison Qui Rend Fou (Belgium)
    Marillion - Misplaced Childhood (England)
    Ozric Tentacles - Tantric Obstacles (England)
    Patrick Moraz - Bill Bruford - Flags (England)
    Pendragon - The Jewel (England)
    Eddie Jobson - Theme of Secrets (England)
    Asia - Astra (England)
    Robert Wyatt - Old Rottenhat (England)
    IQ - The Wake (England)
    Bernard Paganotti - Paga (France)
    Minimum Vital - Envol Triangles (France)
    In Spe - Typewriter Concerto in D (Estonia)
    Kenso - Music From Five Unknown Musicians (Japan)
    Kenso - Kenso III (Japan)
    Iconoclasta - Reminiscencias (Mexico)
    Gorizont (Horizont) - Summer in Town (Russia)
    Debile Menthol - Battre Campagne (Switzerland)
    Deyss - At King (Switzerland)
    5uu's - Bel Marduk and Tiamat (USA)
    Not Drowning, Waving - The Little Desert (Australia)

Disbandments

Events

  • IQ - vocalist Peter Nicholls leaves for personal reasons. Replaced by Paul Menel who debuts on 14/11/1985.
    Pink Floyd - Leader, bassist and lyricist Roger Waters leaves due to internal tensions within the band, and declares the band defunct, however the remaining members still continue, releasing A Momentary Lapse of Reason in 1987.

1986

Newly formed bands

  • Emerson, Lake & Powell

Albums

  • Univers Zero - Heatwave (Belgium)
    Genesis - Invisible Touch (England)
    GTR - GTR (England)
    Emerson, Lake and Powell - Emerson, Lake and Powell (England)
    Camberwell Now - The Ghost Trade (England)
    Shub-Niggurath - Les Morts Vont Vite (France)
    Bellaphon - Delphi (Japan)
    Ain Soph - Hat and Field (Japan)
    Nazca - Estacion De Sombra (Mexico)
    Coda - Sounds of Passion (Netherlands)
    Miriodor - Rencontres (Quebec)
    Pallas - The Wedge (Scotland)
    Biota - Bellowing Room (USA)
    IQ - Living Proof (England) - live

Disbandments

  • Emerson, Lake & Powell

Events

1987

Newly formed bands

Albums

  • King Diamond - Abigail
    Yes - Big Generator (England)
    Marillion - Clutching at Straws (England)
    Jethro Tull - Crest of a Knave (England)
    Pink Floyd - A Momentary Lapse of Reason (England)
    IQ - Nomzamo (England)
    Art Zoyd - Berlin (France)
    Ezra Winston - Myth of the Chrysavides (Italy)
    Bellaphon - Firefly (Japan)
    Iconoclasta - Soliloquio (Mexico)
    Abel Ganz - Gullibles Travels (Scotland)
    Isildur's Bane - Sagan om Ringen (Sweden)
    Deyss - Vision in the Dark (Switzerland)
    Blind Owl - Debut at Dusk (USA)
    Thinking Plague - Moonsongs (USA)
    Doctor Nerve - Armed Observation (USA)
    Biota - Tinct (USA)
    Djam Karet - The Ritual Continues (USA)
    Nimal - Nimal (Various)
    Not Drowning, Waving - Cold and the Crackle (Australia)
    Roger Waters - Radio K.A.O.S. (England)

Disbandments

Events

1988

Newly formed bands

  • Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe

Albums

  • Steve Hackett - Momentum (England)
    3 - To the Power of Three (England)
    Phil Miller - Split Seconds (England)
    Halloween - Part One (France)
    Minimum Vital - Les Saison Marines (France)
    Edhels - Still Dream (France)
    Devil Doll - The Girl Who Was Death (Italy)
    Nuova Era - L'Ultimo Viaggio (Italy)
    Vermilion Sands - Water Blue (Japan)
    Miriodor - Miriodor (Quebec)
    Galadriel - Muttered Promises From An Ageless Pond (Spain)
    5uu's with Motor Totemist Guild - Elements (USA)
    Queensryche - Operation: Mindcrime (USA)
    Phish - Junta (USA)

Disbandments

Events

  • Vocalist Fish leaves Marillion and is replaced by Steve Hogarth.

1989

Newly formed bands

  • Iona

Albums

  • Fulano - En El Bunker (Chile)
    Jethro Tull - Rock Island (England)
    Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe - Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, Howe (England)
    Pendragon - Kowtow (England)
    Ozric Tentacles - Pungent Effulgent (England)
    Phil Miller - Cutting Both Ways (England)
    Marillion - Seasons End (England)
    IQ - Are You Sitting Comfortably? (England)
    Peter Gabriel - Passion (England)
    Art Zoyd - Nosferatu / F.W. Murnau (France)
    Nuova Era - Dopo l'Infinito (Italy)
    After Dinner - Paradise of Replica (Japan)
    Kenso - Sparta (Japan)
    Tangle Edge - In Search of A New Dawn (Norway)
    Gorizont (Horizont) - The Portrait of a Boy (Russia)
    Isildur's Bane - Cheval - Volonte de Rocher (Sweden)
    King's X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska (USA)
    Thinking Plague - In This Life (USA)
    Djam Karet - Reflections From the Firepool (USA)
    Biota - Tumble (USA)
    Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Faultline (USA)
    Dream Theater - When Dream and Day Unite (USA)
    Not Drowning, Waving - Claim (Australia)

Disbandments

Events

  • IQ - vocalist Paul Menel and bass player Tim Essau depart.

1990

Newly formed bands

  • Tool
    Opeth

Albums

  • Quaterna Requiem - Velha Gravura (Brazil)
    MCH Band - Es Reut Mich F (Czechoslovakia)
    Fish - Vigil In a Wilderness of Mirrors (England)
    Ozric Tentacles - Erpland (England)
    Ne Zhdali - Rhinoceros And Other Forms Of Life (Estonia)
    Minimum Vital - Sarabandes (France)
    Halloween - Laz (France)
    Tiemko - Ocean (France)
    Solaris - 1990 (Hungary)
    After Crying - Overground Music (Hungary)
    Ezra Winston - Ancient Afternoons (Italy)
    Devil Doll - Eliogabulus (Italy)
    Providence - And I'll Recite an Old Myth (Japan)
    Asturias - Brilliant Streams (Japan)
    Collage - Basnie (Poland)
    L'Ensemble Raye - Meme en Hiver, Comme un Pinson dans l'Eau (Switzerland)
    PFS - 279 (USA)
    Doctor Nerve - Did Sprinting Die? (USA)
    U Totem - U Totem (USA)
    Nimal - Voix De Surface (Various)
    Not Drowning, Waving - Tabaran (Australia/Papua New Guinea)
    Iona - Iona (England)

Disbandments

Events

1991

Newly formed bands

  • Änglagård
    Pain of Salvation

Albums

  • Not Drowning, Waving - Proof (Australia) - OST
    Daniel Denis - Sirius and The Ghosts (Belgium)
    Porcupine Tree - On the Sunday of Life (England)
    Fish - Internal Exile (England)
    IQ - J'ai Pollette D'arnu (England)
    Genesis - We Can't Dance (England)
    Ozric Tentacles - Strangeitude (England)
    Galahad - Nothing is Written (England)
    Marillion - Holidays in Eden (England)
    Pendragon - The World (England)
    Deus Ex Machina - Gladium Caeli (Italy)
    Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - Da Qui Messere si Domina la Valle (Italy) - Re-recording of Banco's 1st album and Darwin!
    Kenso - Yume No Oka (Japan)
    Motoi Sakuraba - Gikyokuonsou (Japan)
    Ain Soph - Marine Menagerie (Japan)
    Miriodor - 3rd Warning (Quebec)
    Sepsis - Liturgia Bezumia (Russia)
    Echolyn - Echolyn (USA)
    Djam Karet - Suspension & Displacement (USA)
    Mastermind - Brainstorm (USA)
    Doctor Nerve - Beta 14 OK (USA)
    Djam Karet - Burning the Hard City (USA)
    Mr. Bungle - Mr. Bungle (USA)
    Yes - Union (Various)

Disbandments

Events

  • IQ - Peter Nicholls (vocals) formally re-joins. Bass player John Jowitt replaces Tim Essau.

1992

Newly formed bands

  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer reforms
    Spock's Beard

Albums

  • Jadis - More than Meets the Eye (England)
    Asia - Aqua (England)
    Emerson, Lake and Palmer - Black Moon (England)
    Casino - Casino (England)
    Mike Oldfield - Tubular Bells 2 (England)
    Iona - The Book of Kells (England)
    Roger Waters - Amused to Death (England)
    Camel - Dust and Dreams (England)
    Porcupine Tree - Voyage 34 - Phases 1/2 (EP) (England)
    Xaal - On the Way (France)
    After Crying - Megalazottak Es Megszomoritottak (Hungary)
    Eris Pluvia - Rings of Earthly Light (Italy)
    Nuova Era - Io e Il Tempo (Italy)
    Calliope - La Terra Dei Grandi Occhi (Italy)
    Sithonia - Spettacolo Annullato (Italy)
    Il Castello di Atlante - Sono io il Signore delle Terre a Nord (Italy)
    Devil Doll - Sacrilegium (Italy)
    Il Berlione - Il Berlione (Japan)
    Ars Nova - Fear & Anxiety (Japan)
    Citizen Cain - Serpents in Camouflage (Scotland)
    Galadriel - Chasing The Dragonfly (Spain)
    Änglagård - Hybris (Sweden)
    Landberk - Riktigt Äkta (Sweden)
    Isildurs Bane - The Voyage - A Trip to Elsewhere (Sweden)
    Atavism of Twilight - Atavism of Twilight (USA)
    Dream Theater - Images and Words (USA)
    Kingston Wall - I (Finland)

Disbandments

Events

  • The Yes Union tour ends and the eight-man line-up falls apart.

1993

Newly formed bands

Albums

  • Not Drowning, Waving - Circus (Australia)
    Daniel Denis - Les Eaux Troubles (Belgium)
    Jethro Tull - 25th Anniversary Box Set (England)
    Ozric Tentacles - Jurassic Shift (England)
    Porcupine Tree - Up the Downstair (England)
    Porcupine Tree - Voyage 34: Remixes - Phases 3/4 (EP) (England)
    Iona - Beyond These Shores (England)
    Pendragon - The Window of Life (England)
    IQ - Ever (England)
    Kingston Wall - II (Finland)
    Philharmonie - Les Elephants Carrillonneurs (France)
    Deus Ex Machina - Deus Ex Machina (Italy)
    Montefeltro - Il Tempo di Far la Fantasia (Italy)
    Kenso - Live 92 (Japan)
    Ain Soph - Five Evolved From Nine (Japan)
    Lars Hollmer & The Looping Home Orchestra - Door Floor Something Window (Sweden)
    Anekdoten - Vemod (Sweden)
    Spacious Mind - Cosmic Minds at Play (Sweden)
    L'Ensemble Raye - Quelques Pièces Détachées (Switzerland)
    Echolyn - Suffocating the Bloom (USA)
    Echolyn - ..and Every Blossom (EP) (USA)
    Discipline - Push and Profit (USA)
    Glass Hammer - Journey of the Dunadan (USA)
    Magellan - Impending Ascension (USA)
    Iluvatar - Iluvatar (USA)
    Nimal - Dis Tanz (Various)

Disbandments

Events

1994

Newly formed bands

Albums

  • Not Drowning, Waving - Hammers (Australia) - OST
    Yes - Talk (England)
    Pink Floyd - The Division Bell (England)
    Ozric Tentacles - Arborescence (England)
    Emerson, Lake and Palmer - In the Hot Seat (England)
    Jadis - Across the Water (England)
    Versailles - Le Tresor de Valliesres (France)
    Philharmonie - Nord (France)
    Halloween - Merlin (France)
    After Crying - Fold Es Eg (Hungary)
    Finisterre- Finisterre (Italy)
    A Piedi Nudi - A Piedi Nudi (Italy)
    Il Trono Dei Ricordi - Il Trono Dei Ricordi (Italy)
    Tipographica - Tipographica (Japan)
    Koenji Hyakkei - Hundred Sights Of Koenji (Japan)
    Ars Nova - Transi (Japan)
    Collage - Moonshine (Poland)
    Citizen Cain - Somewhere But Yesterday (Scotland)
    Landberk - One Man Tell's Another (Sweden)
    Pär Lindh Project - Gothic Impressions (Sweden)
    Änglagård - Epilog (Sweden)
    Roine Stolt - The Flower King (Sweden)
    5uu's - Hunger's Teeth (USA)
    Djam Karet - Collaborator (USA)
    Enchant - A Blueprint of the World (USA)
    U Totem - Strange Attractors (USA)
    Mike Keneally - Boil That Dust Speck (USA)
    Dream Theater - Awake (USA)
    The EC Nudes - Vanishing Point (Various)
    Kingston Wall - Tri-Logy (Finland)

Disbandments

  • Änglagård

Events

  • King Crimson reforms as a sextet.

1995

Newly formed bands

Albums

  • Pangée - Hymnemonde (Canada)
    Saga - Generation 13 (Canada)
    Porcupine Tree - The Sky Moves Sideways (England)
    Ozric Tentacles - Become the Other (England)
    Iona - Journey Into the Morn (England)
    King Crimson - Thrak (England)
    Arena - Songs From the Lion's Cage (England)
    Hoyry-Kone - Hyonteisia voi Rakastaa (Finland)
    Aufklarung - De La Tempesta.. l'Oscuro Piacere (Italy)
    Deus Ex Machina - De Republica (Italy)
    Deus Ex Machina - Non Est Ars Quae Ad Effectum Casus Venit (Italy)
    Happy Family - Happy Family (Japan)
    Tipographica - The Man Who Does Not Nod (Japan)
    White Willow - Ignis Fatuus (Norway)
    Collage - Changes (Poland)
    Anekdoten - Nucleus (Sweden)
    Landberk - Unaffected (Sweden)
    The Flower Kings - Back in the World of Adventures (Sweden)
    Birdsongs of the Mesozoic - Dancing On A'A (USA)
    Doctor Nerve - Skin (USA)
    Biota - Object Holder (USA)
    Mr. Bungle - Disco Volante (USA)
    Echolyn - As The World (USA)
    Iluvatar - Children (USA)
    Spock's Beard - The Light (USA)
    Marillion - Afraid of Sunlight (England)
    Dream Theater - A Change of Seasons (USA)
    Glass Hammer - Perelandra (USA)
    Shadow Gallery - Carved In Stone (USA)
    Opeth - Orchid (Sweden)
    Ayreon - The Final Experiment (Netherlands)

Disbandments

Events

1996

Newly formed bands

Albums

  • Tool - Ænima (USA)
    Porcupine Tree - Signify (England)
    IQ - Forever Live (England)
    Yes - Keys to Ascension (England)
    King Crimson - Thrakattak (England)
    Pendragon - Masquerade Overture (England)
    Arena - Pride (England)
    Ageness - Imageness (Finland)
    Philharmonie - Rage (France)
    After Crying - De Profundis (Hungary)
    D.F.A. - Lavori In Corso(Italy)
    Divae - Determinazione (Italy)
    Deus Ex Machina - Diacronie Metronomiche (Italy)
    Finisterre - In Limine (Italy)
    Finisterre Project - Höstsonaten (Italy)
    Le Orme - Il Fiume (Italy)
    Devil Doll - Dies Irae (Italy)
    Koenji Hyakkei - II (Japan)
    Tipographica - God Says I Can't Dance (Japan)
    Motoi Sakuraba- Shining the Holy Ark (Japan)
    Cast - Beyond Reality (Mexico)
    Ayreon - Actual Fantasy (Netherlands)
    Quidam - Quidam (Poland)
    Miriodor - Elastic Juggling (Quebec)
    Änglagård - Buried Alive (Sweden)
    Sinkadus - Aurum Nostrum (Sweden)
    Landberk - Indian Summer (Sweden)
    The Flower Kings - Retropolis (Sweden)
    Discipline - Unfolded Like Staircase (USA)
    Somnambulist - Somnambulist (USA)
    Symphony X - Divine Wings of Tragedy (USA)
    Spock's Beard - Beware of Darkness (USA)
    Enchant - Wounded (USA)
    Opeth - Morningrise (Sweden)

Disbandments

Events

1997

Newly formed bands

  • Karnataka

Albums

  • Genesis - Calling All Stations (England)
    Iona - Heaven's Bright Sun (England) - live
    IQ - Subterannea (England)
    Yes - Keys to Ascension 2 (England)
    Yes - Open Your Eyes (England)
    Radio Massacre International - Organ Harvest (England)
    Radiohead - OK Computer (England)
    Marillion - This Strange Engine (England)
    Hoyry-Kone - Huono Parturi (Finland)
    Townscream - Nagyvarosi Ikonok (Hungary)
    Sigur Rós - Von (Iceland)
    Gatto Marte - Danae (Italy)
    Banco del Mutuo Soccorso - Nudo (Italy)
    H2O - Unopuntosei (Italy)
    Aviolinee Utopia - Aviolinee Utopia (Italy)
    A Piedi Nudi - Eclissi (Italy)
    Happy Family - Tossco (Japan)
    Gerard - Pandora's Box (Japan)
    Cast - Angels and Demons (Mexico)
    Lizard - W Galerii Czasu (Poland)
    Pär Lindh Project - Mundus Incompertus (Sweden)
    Lars Hollmer - Andetag (Sweden)
    Isildur's Bane - MIND Volume 1 (Sweden)
    The Flower Kings - Stardust We Are (Sweden)
    Volare - The Uncertainty Principle (USA)
    5uu's - Crisis In Clay (USA)
    Djam Karet - The Devouring (USA)
    Boud Deun - Astronomy Made Easy (USA)
    Fates Warning - A Pleasant Shade of Gray (USA)
    Crucible - Tall Tales (USA)
    Spock's Beard - Kindness of Strangers (USA)
    Dream Theater - Falling into Infinity (USA)
    Pain of Salvation - Entropia (Sweden)

Disbandments

Events

1998

Newly formed bands

Albums

  • Present - Certitudes (Belgium)
    Godspeed You Black Emperor! - f#a#oo (Canada)
    Nathan Mahl - The Clever Use of Shadows (Canada)
    IQ - Seven Stories Into Ninety-Eight (England) - re-issue + re-recording of formerly cassette-only debut album
    Mostly Autumn - For All We Shared (England)
    Marillion - Radiation (England)
    Arena - The Visitor (England)
    Forgas Band Phenomena - Roue Libre (France)
    Priam - 3 Distances / Irregular Signs (France)
    Deus Ex Machina - Equilibrismo da Insofferenza (Italy)
    Höstsonaten - Mirrorgames (Italy)
    Consorzio Acqua Potabile - Robin Delle Stelle (Italy)
    Ars Nova - The Book of the Dead (Japan)
    Ayreon - Into the Electric Castle (Netherlands)
    White Willow - Ex Tenebris (Norway)
    Interférence Sardines - Mare Crisium (Quebec)
    Pallas - Beat The Drum (Scotland)
    Morte Macabre - Symphonic Holocaust (Sweden)
    Pain of Salvation - One Hour By The Concrete Lake (Sweden)
    Grovjobb - Landet Leverpastej (Sweden)
    Roine Stolt - Hydrophonia (Sweden)
    IZZ - Sliver of a Sun (USA)
    Symphony X - Twilight in Olympus (USA)
    Salem Hill - The Robbery of Murder (USA)
    Thinking Plague - In Extremis (USA)
    Tortoise - TNT (USA)
    A Triggering Myth - The Sins of Our Saviours (USA)
    Glass Hammer - On To Evermore (USA)
    Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment (USA)
    Shadow Gallery - Tyranny (USA)
    Ad Infinitum - Ad Infinitum (USA)
    Explorer's Club - Age of Impact (USA)
    Opeth - My Arms, Your Hearse (Sweden)

Disbandments

  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Events

1999

Newly formed bands

Albums

  • Present - No 6 (Belgium)
    Porcupine Tree - Stupid Dream (England)
    Ozric Tentacles - Waterfall Cities (England)
    Iona - Woven Cord (England) - live w/- orchestra
    IQ - The Lost Attic (England) - compilation of rare tracks
    Yes - The Ladder (England)
    Camel - Rajaz (England)
    Marillion - Marillion.com (England)
    Jethro Tull - J-Tull.com (England)
    NeBeLNeST - NeBeLNeST (France)
    Sotos - Sotos (France)
    Solaris - Nostradamus: Book of Prophecies (Hungary)
    Sigur Rós - Ágætis byrjun (Iceland)
    D.F.A. - Duty Free Area (Italy)
    Universal Totem Orchestra - Rituale Alieno (Italy)
    Finisterre - In Ogni Luogo (Italy)
    The Flower Kings - Flower Power (Sweden)
    Samla Mammas Manna - Kaka (Sweden)
    Opeth - Still Life (Sweden)
    Sinkadus - Cirkus (Sweden)
    Anekdoten - From Within (Sweden)
    Charming Hostess - Eat (USA)
    Mr. Bungle - California (USA)
    Spock's Beard - Day For Night (USA)
    Neal Morse - Neal Morse (USA)
    Dream Theater - Scenes from a Memory (USA)
    Iluvatar - A Story Two Days Wide (USA)
    Liquid Tension Experiment - 2 (USA)
    Mushroom - Analog Hi-Fi Surprise (USA)
    Gordian Knot - Gordian Knot (USA)
    Deadwood Forest - Mellodramatic (USA)
    Science Group - A Mere Coincidence (Various)

Disbandments

Events

2000

Newly formed bands

Albums

  • Tool- Salival (USA)
    Godspeed You Black Emperor - Lift your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven (Canada)
    King Crimson - The ConstruKction of Light (England)
    Radiohead - Kid A (England)
    Iona - Open Sky (England)
    IQ - Subterannea: The Concert (England)
    IQ - The Seventh House (England)
    Arena - Immortal? (England)
    Porcupine Tree - Lightbulb Sun (England)
    Volapuk - Polyglot (France)
    KBB - Lost and Found (Japan)
    White Willow - Sacrament (Norway)
    Pain of Salvation - The Perfect Element (Sweden)
    The Flower Kings - Space Revolver (Sweden)
    Symphony X - V (USA)
    Species Being - Orgone Therapy (USA)
    Azigza - Azigza (USA)
    Spock's Beard - V (USA)
    Kansas - Somewhere to Elsewhere (USA)
    Echolyn - Cowboy Poems Free (USA)
    Glass Hammer - Chronometree (USA)
    Transatlantic - SMPTe (Various)
    Ayreon - Universal Migrator Part 1: The Dream Sequencer (Netherlands)
    Ayreon - Universal Migrator Part 2: Flight of the Migrator (Netherlands)

Disbandments

Events

2001

Newly formed bands

  • The Mars Volta

Albums

  • Tool- Lateralus (USA)
    Present - High Infidelity (Belgium)
    Spaced Out - Eponymus II (Canada)
    Pendragon - Not Of This World (England)
    Radiohead - Amnesiac (England)
    Thieves' Kitchen - Argot (England)
    Magma - Trilogie Theusz Hamtaahk (France) - 3CD live album showcasing many of their 70s compositions.
    Halloween - Le Festin (France)
    One Shot - Vendredi 13 (France)
    Le Orme - Elementi (Italy)
    La Torre dell'Alchimista - La Torre dell'Alchimista (Italy)
    Koenji Hyakkei - Nivraym (Japan)
    Miriodor - Mekano (Quebec)
    Pallas - The Cross and the Crucible (Scotland)
    Isildur's Bane - Mind Volume 2 (Sweden)
    The Flower Kings - The Rainmaker (Sweden)
    Opeth - Blackwater Park (Sweden)
    Djam Karet - New Dark Age (USA)
    Shadow Gallery - Legacy (USA)
    Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - Grand Opening And Closing (USA)
    Transatlantic - Bridge Across Forever (Various)
    Yes - Magnification (USA)

Disbandments

Events

  • Dream Theater releases Live Scenes From New York which made headlines as the album's artwork (which was released before September 11, 2001) had an image of the New York City skyline "in flames", including a depiction of the World Trade Center. After the terrorist attack, the artwork was recalled and a new version was released. The original artwork is now a rare collectible. [1]
  • Transatlantic, a progressive rock "supergroup" that consisted of members from four of progressive rock's most popular modern bands, released their follow-up studio album titled Bridge Across Forever. Members included Neal Morse (Spock's Beard), Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings), Pete Trewavas (Marillion), and Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater). [2]
  • Tool releases Lateralus and later tours with King Crimson. [3]
  • 70s progressive rock icons Yes release the album Magnification. The album contains no keyboardist, but includes the backing of a symphony orchestra. [4]

2002

Newly formed bands

Albums

  • Camel - A Nod and a Wink (England)
    Porcupine Tree - In Absentia (England)
    Hidria Spacefolk - Symbiosis (Finland)
    Uzva - Niittoaika (Finland)
    Sotos - Platypus (France)
    NeBeLNeST - Nova Express (France)
    Sigur Rós - ( ) (Iceland)
    Deus Ex Machina - Cinque (Italy)
    Höstsonaten - Springsong (Italy)
    Kenso - Fabulis Mirabilibus De Bombycosi Scriptis (Japan)
    The Flower Kings - Unfold The Future (Sweden)
    Karmakanic - Entering The Spectra (Sweden)
    Mats / Morgan - On Air With Guests (Sweden)
    Kaipa - Notes From The Past (Sweden)
    Paatos - Timeloss (Sweden)
    Bubblemath - Such Fine Particles of the Universe (USA)
    IZZ - I, Move (USA)
    Spock's Beard - Snow (USA)
    Dream Theater - Six Degrees Of Inner Turbulence (USA)
    Glass Hammer - Lex Rex (USA)
    Planet X - MoonBabies (USA)
    5uu's/Dave Kerman- Abandonship (USA)
    Echolyn - Mei (USA) - Concept album in the form of one long epic length track.
    O.S.I. - Office of Strategic Influence (Various) - Supergroup with members from Dream Theater, Fates Warning, and Pain of Salvation among others.
    Pain of Salvation - Remedy Lane (Sweden)

Disbandments

Events

  • Growing in popularity since its inception in 1999, NEARfest relocates to Trenton, NJ for the next two years to an venue that seats 1,850. [5] [6]
  • Neal Morse, the frontman and primary contributor for Spock's Beard, leaves the band and eventually pursues a solo career producing albums (progressive rock and otherwise) with strong Christian content. The band continues on without him. [7]
  • Progressive Ears, an online discussion board, grows to 1,000 members and beyond. [8]
  • Rush released their first studio album since Test For Echo in 1996. Vapor Trails will likely be better known for its controversial recording quality (critics panned it for being too loud and compressed). [9]

2003

Newly formed bands

Albums

  • King Crimson - The Power to Believe (England)
    Pineapple Thief - Variations on a Dream (England)
    Taal - Skymind (France)
    KBB - Four Corner's Sky (Japan)
    Cast - Al-Bandaluz (Mexico)
    Knight Area - The Sun Also Rises (Netherlands)
    Satellite - A Street Between Sunrise And Sunset (Poland) - First album from members formerly of Collage.
    Riverside - Out of Myself (Poland)
    Opeth - Damnation (Sweden)
    Anekdoten - Gravity (Sweden)
    Kaipa - Keyholder (Sweden)
    Neal Morse - Testimony (USA) - Morse's first album since splitting from Spock's Beard.
    Dream Theater - Train Of Thought (USA)
    Thinking Plague - A History of Madness (USA)
    Djam Karet - A Night For Baku (USA)
    Frogg Café - Creatures (USA)
    Azigza - Kriya (USA)
    Krakatoa - We Are the Rowboats (USA)
    The Science Group - Spoors (Various)
    The Tangent - The Music That Died Alone (Various)
    The Mars Volta - De-Loused In The Comatorium (USA)

Disbandments

Events

  • The Mars Volta forms out of the punk group At The Drive-In and releases their first full studio album De-Loused in the Comatorium. The album mixes elements of prog, post-rock, and punk. The release is very successful and becomes an example of progressive rock success in the mainstream. [10] [11]
  • Robert Fripp and King Crimson release The Power to Believe, their first studio album since 2000. [12]
  • The Tangent is formed and releases their first album The Music That Died Alone. The initial lineup of this "supergroup" consisted of Andy Tillison & Sam Baine (Parallel Or 90 Degrees), Roine Stolt, Jonas Reingold, & Zoltan Czsorz (The Flower Kings), David Jackson (Van der Graaf Generator), and Guy Manning (Manning). It featured the epic track The Canterbury Sequence, which was an homage to the Canterbury scene of the 1970s. [13]

2004

Newly formed bands

Albums

  • Guapo - Five Suns (England)
    IQ - Dark Matter (England)
    Marillion - Marbles (England)
    Magenta - Seven (England)
    Ozric Tentacles - Spirals in Hyperspace (England)
    Magma - K.A (Köhntarkösz Anteria) (France)
    RPWL - World Through My Eyes (Germany)
    Ahvak - Ahvak (Israel)
    The Watch - Vacuum (Italy)
    Finisterre - Le Meccanica Naturale (Italy)
    Le Orme - L'Infinito (Italy)
    Ayreon - The Human Equation (Netherlands)
    White Willow - Storm Season (Norway)
    Panzerpappa - Farlig Vandring (Norway)
    Amarok - Quentadharken (Spain)
    The Flower Kings - Adam & Eve (Sweden)
    Pain of Salvation - Be (Sweden)
    Karmakanic - Wheel of Life (Sweden)
    Neal Morse - One (USA)
    Proto-Kaw - Before Became After (USA) - First reunion album from this pre-Kansas bunch led by Kerry Livgren
    Happy The Man - The Muse Awakens (USA)
    Sleepytime Gorilla Museum - Of Natural History (USA)
    Glass Hammer - Shadowlands (USA)
    Blackfield - Blackfield (Various)
    The Tangent - The World That We Drive Through (Various)
    Dave Bainbridge - Veil of Gossamer (England) - solo album by Iona guitarist

Disbandments

Events

  • French 70s Zeuhl pioneers Magma release K.A (Köhntarkösz Anteria), a long anticipated follow-up album containing material written in the 1970s. [14]
  • Happy The Man, a popular 70s American group who had reunited a few years earlier, release their first recorded studio album in 25 years titled The Muse Awakens. [15]

2005

Newly formed bands

We Are The Music Makers (U.S.A.)

Albums

  • Porcupine Tree - Deadwing (England)
    Van der Graaf Generator - Present (England)
    Kino - Picture (England)
    Arena - Pepper's Ghost (England)
    K2 - Book of the Dead (England)
    Miasma & The Carousel of Headless Horses - Perils (England)
    Guapo - Black Oni (England)
    Pendragon - Believe (England)
    Nil - Novo Sub Sole (France)
    Machine and the Synergetic Nuts - Leap Second Neutral (Japan)
    Koenji Hyakkei - Angherr Shisspa (Japan)
    Wobbler - Hinterland (Norway)
    Indukti - SUSAR (Poland) - With guest vocalist from Riverside.
    Satellite - Evening Games (Poland)
    Riverside - Second Life Syndrome (Poland)
    Miriodor - Parade + Live at NEARfest 2002 (Quebec)
    Pallas - The Dreams Of Men (Scotland)
    Roine Stolt - Wall Street Voodoo (Sweden)
    Opeth - Ghost Reveries (Sweden)
    The Mars Volta - Frances The Mute (USA)
    Neal Morse - ? (USA)
    Coheed and Cambria - Good Apollo, I'm Burning Star IV, Vol.1: From Fear Through The Eyes Of Madness (USA)
    Dream Theater - Octavarium (USA)
    Djam Karet - Recollection Harvest (USA)
    Frogg Café - Fortunate Observer of Time (USA)
    Echolyn - The End Is Beautiful (USA)
    Underground Railroad - The Origin of Consciousness (USA)
    Glass Hammer - The Inconsolable Secret (USA)
    Sigur Rós - Takk... (Iceland)
    KTU - 8 Armed Monkey (Various) - A collaboration between Kimmo Pohjonen and Samuli Kosminen with Pat Mastelotto and Trey Gunn of King Crimson.

Events

  • 1970s progressive rock legends Van der Graaf Generator reunite and release a double CD titled Present which contained strong lyrical content and an entire disc of improvisations. [16]
  • Kino, a new progressive rock supergroup consisting of members from Porcupine Tree, Arena, Marillion, and It Bites is formed. They release their first album, Picture in 2005. [17]
  • Pink Floyd members David Gilmour, Nick Mason, and Rick Wright reunite with Roger Waters, the leading creative force of the band during its 1970s heyday, at Live 8 on July 2nd in Hyde Park, England. Waters had acrimoniously left the band in 1985, and the quartet had last played together during a performance of The Wall in 1981.

2006

Newly formed bands

  • One
  • Mother Military

Albums

  • Tool- 10,000 Days (USA)
    Queensryche- Operation: Mindcrime II (USA)
    Univers Zero - Live (Belgium)
    Zaar - Zaar (France)
    Sympozion - Kundabuffer (Israel)
    The Flower Kings - Paradox Hotel (Sweden)
    A Triggering Myth - The Remedy of Abstraction (USA)
    Proto-Kaw - The Wait of Glory (USA)
    The Tangent - A Place In The Queue (Various)
    David Gilmour - On An Island (England)
    Angels and Airwaves - We Don't Need To Whisper (USA)

Disbandments

Events

  • A combination of high-speed internet connections, MP3 compression, inexpensive streaming web servers, and the iPod/iTunes phenomenon has resulted in an explosion of internet radio stations devoted to playing progressive rock and other similar music. Some of these stations and radio programs have begun podcasting their programming, making it even more convenient to access music online. [18]
  • Former Soft Machine member Elton Dean died.

See also

Links and References

World Wide Web

Books

  • Lucky, Jerry. The Progressive Rock Files Burlington, Ontario: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc (1998), 304 pages, ISBN 1896522106 (paperback). Gives an overview of progressive rock's history as well as histories of the major and underground bands in the genre.
  • Macan, Edward. Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture. Oxford: Oxford University Press (1997), 290 pages, ISBN 00195098870 (hardcover), ISBN 00195098889 (paperback). Analyzes progressive rock using classical musicology and also sociology.

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