American indie rock trio Quiz Show - involving members of legendary DC alternative rock band Shudder To Think, Guided By Voices and The Dambuilders - present their eponymous debut album, released via Montclair, NJ-based Magic Door Record Label.

Ahead of this, two new powerhouse tracks are streamble - 'Almost Famous' 
and 'Sound of Kissing', having earlier previewed the tracks 'Dime A Dozen' and 'What If?'.

This electrifying collection of 12 tracks involves Shudder To Think's Chris Matthews and Jesse Krakow, together with drummer Kevin March (Guided By Voices, The Dambuilders). Earlier, bassist Jesse Krakow had taken over from the original bassist Frank Gibbons and, more recently, Joe Billy has replaced Kevin March, whose drumming features throughout this album.

The 'Quiz Show' LP brings together the singles the band recorded with award-winning producer Ray Ketchem (Guided By Voices, Luna, Versus, Elk City, Gramercy Arms) between 2017 and 2020 at his Magic Door Recording Studio in Montclair, NJ. Ketchem also re-mastered these tracks for this release. Interesting fact: through this process, Matthews discovered that he enjoys singing as much as playing guitar.

Quiz Show songs are full of protest, friendship and frustration. Tapping the energy of punk rock with its loud guitars and driving rhythms, the vocals strive to capture the emotional fervour of punky garage rock. Pushing boundaries with rhythms, arrangements, chord structures and vocals that expand from straight-ahead power to music, they weave together different influences, including classic rock, prog and alternative, to create complex and beautiful in unexpected ways.

"This is our first album! Quiz Show has been making music since 2017 and put out most of the songs on this release as singles between 2017 and 2020. We are releasing them now after remixing and remastering all of the songs to freshen them up and so they can document the origin story of Quiz Show in a single package. This release also brings these songs under the amazing umbrella of the Magic Door record label," says Chris Matthews.

"Quiz Show songs come together when ideas voiced through the guitars are set to rhythms constructed on the bass and drums. Lyrics come after the melodies, which themselves often emerge while Chris is driving around. These songs were created in the in-between spaces of complicated lives. We cherish this work and the feelings it describes. 'Sound of Kissing' was built this way and, like most of our songs, it uses lyrics to reflect a dissatisfaction with the limits on love, money, and time."

As of March 17, the 'Quiz Show' LP is available via Apple MusicSpotify and Bandcamp, where it can be ordered directly from the band.

01. Sound of Kissing
02. Almost Famous
03. Dime a Dozen
04. Monumental Shade
05. Pom Pom Boy
06. Withstand
07. Sell the Scene
08. Big Bank Theory
09. The Construct
10. What If?
11. Always Waiting
12. Mannequin Sun


Kamelot, who are ready to release their new studio album, "The Awakening", have already released a new single/video, "Eventide". It is the third single from their first full-length album in 5 years, which will arrive on March 17 via Napalm Records. The track is a modernized banger of epic proportions, featuring the band’s lauded trademark soundscapes and exploring heartfelt themes of lifelong companionship, unwavering loyalty and lasting memories.

Vocalist Tommy Karevik states: "'Eventide' is a celebration of lifelong companionship and unwavering loyalty. A calming voice from the side of the bed in the greatest time of need, sharing beautiful memories as one heart is slowing down and their time together is coming to an end".

Guitarist Thomas Youngblood says: "With 'The Awakening', we have one of our most diverse albums in years. We've fused elements from progressive, power and gothic metal to symphonic and melodic metal on this one. Working with incredible guest artists from around the music industry and having producer Sascha Paeth and Jacob Hansen mixing gave us another step up on overall sound. This album offers everything to Kamelot fans and also reaches beyond borders to new metal and hard rock legions".

"The Awakening" track listing:

01. Overture (Intro)
02. The Great Divide
03. Eventide
04. One More Flag In The Ground
05. Opus Of The Night (Ghost Requiem)
06. Midsummer's Eve
07. Bloodmoon
08. Nightsky
09. The Looking Glass
10. New Babylon
11. Willow
12. My Pantheon (Forevermore)
13. Ephemera (Outro)




Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys present 'Howl', the final single from their forthcoming 'Heaving' album, which will be released on April 7 via Unique Records, a division of Schubert Music Europe GmbH, and The Orchard.

Both defiant and devastating, catchy and cutting, 'Howl' slips from casual storytelling into visceral, near violent, confession. Catharsis in the form of rock ‘n roll.

In some ways a focal point of the new record, 'Howl' doesn’t just use the voice as a way to form words, but as a form of expression - an animalistic kind of autobiography. Strange sounds, and intimate snippets of stories are threaded between pulses that hope to pull the body into feeling.

"I spent the last three albums quietly singing about how I wanted to make a noise and, on this song, I’ve finally managed to do just that - which means, when we go on tour, I’ll have to make more noise, which is a lovely trap to have set for myself. I’m looking forward to seeing how it all goes, and how it all feels, for everyone involved," says Lucy Kruger.

The band recently previewed the title track 'Heaving' with film by Belgian director and motion designer Lena Nerinckx (Contour Collective), featuring Kruger and Lenny-Dee Doucha, having earlier previewed lead tracks 'Burning Building' and 'Stereoscope'.

Lucy Kruger & The Lost Boys are an art pop ambient noise band whose music is full of atmosphere and intensity. Based in Berlin, the group is fronted by South African-born Lucy Kruger. Full of atmosphere and intensity, this burning psychedelic folk is both intimate and energetic.
The band has been touring throughout Germany and Europe over the last year, also performing at Rheeperbahn, Fusion, Maifeld Derby, Wave-Gotik Treffen, South of Silence, Immergut, Left of The Dial, and Synästhesie.

Since releasing the third and final album in the 'Tapes Trilogy' in April 2022 and touring these albums extensively, the band is now shifting attention to the 'Heaving' LP. The range of material and storytelling captured in the trilogy, and this new material allow the group to explore a live set that drifts between introverted and ecstatic.

They have announced the upcoming album launch, which will take place at Lido in Berlin on the 5th of May along with a Spring 2023 European Tour. Concert tickets can be obtained at

As of March 16, 'Howl' is available from fine music platforms, including SpotifyApple Music and Bandcamp. The full 'Heaving' LP, which is out on April 7, is now available for pre-order.

Apr 04   Freiburg, Germany - Slow Club
Apr 05   Zürich, Switzerland - Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik
Apr 06   Alessandria, Italy - Cascina Bellaria, Sezzadio
Apr 07   Sion, Switzerland - Point 11
Apr 08   Varese, Italy - Circolo Gagarin
Apr 10   Macerata, Italy - Circolo Dong
Apr 10   Fano, Italy - Bagni Elsa Nº3
Apr 14   Paris, France - Supersonic
Apr 15   Lille, France - To Be Announced
Apr 16   Amsterdam, Netherlands - Cinetol
Apr 19   Nuremberg, Germany - Z-Bau
Apr 20   Bielefeld, Germany - Johanniskirche
May 02  Leipzig, Germany - Moritzbastei
May 03  Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
May 04  Hannover, Germany - Glocksee
May 05  Berlin, Germany - Lido
May 24  Dresden, Germany - Jazz Club Tonne
May 26  Offenburg, Germany - 361 Grad im Spitalkeller
May 27  Esslingen, Germany - Psych In Bloom
May 28  Offenbach, Germany - Hafen 2
Aug 10  Bad Kötzting, Germany - void



As it was announced in the official Camel site, Andrew Latimer, the legendary guitarist of the prog rock pioneers, will have to undergo a surgery. So, the scheduled tour of Camel is canceled. Right below you can read the announcement that was posted in

"It is with great regret that Camel Productions must announce the cancellation of Camel's 2023 tour.  Shortly after rehearsals, Andrew Latimer became troubled by a sharp pain in his lower back that advanced into his leg and foot.  He was sent for diagnostic tests which quickly revealed a severe condition that requires urgent surgery.  Recovery time is uncertain and it is this uncertainty that prevents us looking at other options such as postponement.  However recovery is suggested to take 8-12 weeks minimum so there is no possibility of Andrew continuing with the tour.  And without Andrew, there can be no tour so cancellation is unavoidable.  

We know this news will be immensely upsetting to fans as it is to the band.  We are all so grateful for the support of fans who purchased tickets and particularly appreciative of the many emails from fans near and afar who shared their excitement.  Throughout his career, Andrew Latimer has had numerous physical challenges on tours and has always overcome them.  Camel look to the future for another opportunity to write The Final Chapter".

Camel would visit also Athens, Greece, but sadly enough, we won't have the chance to enjoy the band live on stage. Music Box productions ( has posted all the necessary info about the tour cancellation and the refund of the ones, who already bought a ticket.

We wish Mr. Latimer a successful surgery and a speedy recovery!