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SAMURAI OF PROG - LADY AND THE LION (LTD 2021 ALBUM/LAVISH CARD COV)

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Inspired by the Grimm Brother's Fairy Tales, ‘The Lady And The Lion’ is Volume One of a new series of albums from CDS favourites: SAMURAI OF PROG!

This Limited Edition CD comes in a Multi-Panel Mini-LP style Gatefold Card Cover with a Picture Inner Sleeve and a Booklet … A real must for Prog fans everywhere!

As seems to be the case with all SOP releases these days, this will be extremely limited and we'd advise getting your pre-order in early so we have enough to cover everyone. On the whole, the pressings of SOP titles sell out within a few weeks and that’s usually it – best not to be disappointed.

A short introduction to The SAMURAI OF PROG…
This multinational ensemble was formed around 2009 as a project lead by Finland-based, Italian composer and bassist Marco Bernard. Marco has been active in the Finnish association for Progressive Music since 1995, and had been involved in their Colossus Magazine since 1996. He was also instrumental in the ‘Colossus’ series of themed albums created in cooperation with French label: Musea. It was for a contribution to one of those projects that SAMURAI OF PROG was born, and joining Bernard as permanent members were USA multi-instrumentalist: Steve Unruh and Finnish drummer: Kimmo Pörsti. Besides this core trio, the philosophy of this band appeared to be to involve additional musicians as needed and wanted, and their 2011 debut effort: ‘Undercover’ bore testimony to that line of thinking, with a list of guest appearances impressive in length, scope as well as quality.
A 2nd album based on similar philosophy came along in 2013. Entitled: ‘Secret Of Disguise’ was a double album and that lead on to the release of: ‘Imperial Hotel’, the epic 2014 studio production which featured members of: ENGLAND (UK), GLASS HAMMER (USA), KENSO (Japan), ANGLAGARD (Sweden) and GENESIS tribute act The MUSICAL BOX (Canada)! After that came ‘Lost & Found’ in 2016, ‘On We Sail’ in 2017, ‘Archiviarum’ in 2018 and ‘Toki No Kaze {Winds Of Time}’ in 2019. 2020 brought us: ‘Beyond The Wardrobe’ plus ‘Demise Of The Third King’s Empire’, which is an alternative version of the (originally 57 minute long) track: ‘The Demise…, originally released on the ‘Lost & Found’ album in 2016.

‘Lady And The Lion’ is released on 7th May 2021.


SAMURAI OF PROG: LADY AND THE LION Track List:

01. Into The Woods
02. The Three Snake Leaves
03. Iron John
04. A Queen's Wish
05. The Lady And The Lion
06. Blue Light