Stefan featured on The ANABASIS – Back From Being Gone (with Ryo Okumoto!)

First an album with Derek Sherinian, now a guest spot on a disc featuring Ryo Okumoto – Stefan Artwin sure gets to showcase his talent alongside some of the best keyboardists of modern prog!

Where can I hear that, you ask? Well: The debut album from The ANABASIS, a new band that Ryo joined a while ago, will be released soon. In fact, their label is already taking pre-orders and allowing you to listen to the full album NOW! So follow the link below and check it out – Stefan contributed some blistering lead work to the track Egypt! :)

Track listing and streaming player for The ANABASIS – Back From Being Gone

Press release: The ANABASIS, Featuring Ryo Okumoto, Release Debut CD, BACK FROM BEING GONE

Generation Prog Festival 2011 lineup complete (updated August 3), tickets now on sale.

The full lineup for the Generation Prog Festival 2011 has finally been revealed. Update from August 3: Subsignal have replaced To-Mera on Saturday!

 

Here’s a preliminary festival schedule for you (updated August 3rd):

Friday, September 23:
23:15 Haken
21:50 Exivious
20:25 Effloresce
19:30 Ocean Spout

Saturday, September 24:
23:00 Andromeda
21:45 Relocator
20:25 Subsignal
19:30 Theory of Elements

Exivious might still end up playing last on Friday because of their stage setup.

Weekend tickets and hotel deals (only valid until August 25!) are now available:

Please visit the official festival website for more information on these offers:
English: http://www.generation-prog.com/?page_id=461
German: http://www.generation-prog.com

New website launched, 2004 demos available

We have just launched this new Relocator website – hope you like it! The design and navigation have changed a bit, making it easier for us to maintain the site.

We have also added some new content: We are now streaming complete tracks from our debut album on our Music page – much better audio quality than on MySpace! And just for fun, we have also added four 2004 demo tracks to that page – these can also be downloaded for free! Everything you hear in them was performed and programmed by Stefan himself, so these are the songs in their original form before Michael, Frank, Derek and Bartek added their own style to them. Enjoy! :)

Relocator to play Generation Prog Festival 2011 – with Haken, Exivious, To-Mera and more!

It was the worst kept secret in prog, but Relocator are now officially announced for the upcoming Generation Prog Festival 2011! The event will take place in Nürnberg on September 23 and 24 and will feature such amazing international guests as Haken, Exivious and To-Mera plus our local heroes Theory of Elements (check them out if you haven’t yet!) and three more bands yet to be announced. Hope to see you there!

Find out more about the festival:
http://www.generation-prog.com

Generation Prog on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/GenerationProg
Sometimes accessing this link results in a “page not found” error. It’s a known Facebook bug. Until they fix it, just keep trying!

Check out the excellent other bands announced so far:
http://www.myspace.com/hakenmusic
http://www.myspace.com/exivious
http://www.myspace.com/tomeraband
http://www.myspace.com/theoryofelements

Relocator featured as “Newcomer of the day” on Progressive Journey

This Thursday we’ll be featured as the “Newcomer of the day” on the biweekly Progressive Journey show on www.Rockradio.de (UKW 88,4 Berlin). Thanks to show host Ralf Zimmer for this honor! :)

Relocator announce live replacement for Derek Sherinian, new sextet lineup to headline “Generation Prog” mini-festival

One year after the release of their internationally celebrated debut album, Relocator are finally ready to hit the stage. For their headlining performance at the first “Generation Prog live” event in Erlangen, the fusion proggers have assembled an international sextet lineup. The core group featured on the studio album stays intact: Project founders Stefan Artwin (guitar) and Michael Schetter (born Pruchnicki, bass) with Bartek Strycharski (electric violin) plus Frank Tinge from the Netherlands (drums). Joining them is another Dutchman, multi-instrumentalist Meinte Boersma (guitar, percussion), enabling the live band to do the dense arrangements of the album justice.

Newcomer Sergej Schamber takes the place of CD guest star Derek Sherinian

The addition of Sergej Schamber (Ocean Spout) to the live band finally answers an often posed question: “How are they going to play this stuff live without Derek Sherinian?”. The former Dream Theater keyboardist had recorded all the keyboard tracks for the Relocator debut as a special guest star, enabling the project members to wrap up the recording of the album without adding a full-time keyboardist. “Sherinian’s ivory work across Relocator provides a mass of musical might”, wrote Ytsejam.com reviewer Tommy Hash. After the release of the album, Relocator finally found the perfect keyboardist to join them for live gigs. Sergej Schamber’s ability to tackle the complex Relocator material and Derek Sherinian’s stylish, virtuosic lead work is demonstrated in this video:

“Generation Prog live”: An evening of prog on an international level in Erlangen

The first concert in the “Generation Prog” series will feature Relocator alongside ProgRock Records artist Dante and newcomers Effloresce, who will be previewing material from the upcoming full-length followup to their 2009 debut EP Shades of Fate. This mini-festival will take place at the Omega in Erlangen, Germany, on February 11, 2011. To learn more about the performing artists or to pre-order tickets please visit the official Generation Prog website (German only):
www.generation-prog.com

Sergej Schamber preparing for our February 2011 gig

Generation Prog live with Relocator, Effloresce and Dante – February 11, 2011, Omega Erlangen

Relocator will be headlining the first concert of the “Generation Prog” series on February 11, 2011. Joining them at the Omega in Erlangen (Germany) will be fellow proggers Effloresce and DANTE.

We set up a nice (for now only German) information site for this gig here:
www.generation-prog.com

Spread the word! :)

Relocator nominated for “Best debut record” at the Progawards 2010!

Great news: Our album has been nominated in the “Best debut record” category of the international Progawards! Thanks to Olav Martin Bjørnsen from (among others) www.progressor.net, Alfredo Tapia-Carreto from www.manticornio.com and all others involved for this honor!

May the best band win! :)

Interview with Stefan on ProgArchives

A brand-new interview with Stefan was just posted over at ProgArchives, check it out!

http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=73940

Thanks to Slava and Torodd!