Prog Magazine announces its third annual Progressive Music Awards presented by Orange Amplification.
The 2014 awards will be hosted at the prestigious Underglobe, beneath Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on Thursday September 11, and hosted for the third time by one of the world's most respected news broadcasters and journalist Gavin Esler.
Transatlantic and Dream Theater lead the way with four nominations each and go head-to-head in three categories - Album of the Year, Band/Artist of the Year and the Storm Thorgerson Grand Design Award. Meanwhile, last year's Prog God winner Ian Anderson is nominated for three awards, as is Anathema, Haken, ex-Marillion singer Fish and Bigelf.
Jerry Ewing, Prog Magazine Editor, says, "I think more than ever, the depth of quality of the music from the wide spread of artists represented in this year's nominations both further enhance the fact that progressive music is flourishing and, perhaps more pertinently, progressing as a force in the modern day musical world. It's been great to see the Progressive Music Awards help convey the progressive message to the masses whilst simultaneously allowing the faithful to rightly celebrate their deserving heroes."
There are 12 categories of which seven are reader-voted, and these are:
White Moth/Black Butterfly
Hi Fiction Science
Animals As Leaders
The Safety Fire
LIVE EVENTIan Anderson - "Thick as a Brick" Tour
Camel - "The Snow Goose 2013/14" Tour
"Progressive Nation at Sea"
"Cruise to the Edge"
Roger Waters - "The Wall" Stadium Tour
Peter Gabriel - "Back to Front" Tour
Steve Hackett - "Genesis Revisited"
"An Evening With Dream Theater"
Rick Wakeman - "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" 40th Anniversary Tour
ANTHEMPanic Room - "Incarnate"
Se Delan - "Tonight"
IQ - "From the Outside in"
Coshish - "Raastey"
Tim Bowness - "Smiler at 50"
Big Big Train - "Make Some Noise"
Knifeworld - "Don't Land on Me"
Haken - "The Cockroach King"
Anathema - "Anathema"
Bigelf - "Alien Frequency"
ALBUM OF THE YEARHaken - "The Mountain"
Dream Theater - "Dream Theater"
Fish - "A Feast of Consequences"
Knifeworld - "The Unravelling"
Transatlantic - "Kaleidoscope"
Bigelf - "Into the Maelstrom"
Anathema - "Distant Satellites"
IQ - "The Road of Bones"
Syd Arthur - "Sound Mirror"
Yes - "Heaven & Earth"
BAND/ARTIST OF THE YEARHaken
STORM THORGERSON'S GRAND DESIGNKing Crimson - "The Road to Red"
Dream Theater - Limited Edition Collectors Box Set
ELP - "Brain Salad Surgery" Deluxe Box Set
Rush - "Rush 40th" Box Set
Rick Wakeman - "Journey to the Centre of the Earth" Box Set
Pink Floyd - "The Division Bell" Deluxe Set
Fish - "Feast of Consequences" Box Set
Cynic - "Kindly Bent to Free Us" Deluxe Book Set Ian Anderson - "Homo Erraticus" Deluxe Edition Hardback Book Transatlantic - "Kaliedoscope" Deluxe Edition Box Set
The editorially chosen categories are - Visionary, Virtuoso, Guiding Light, Lifetime Achievement and Prog God.
Vote now here.