The return of Porcupine Tree is on the front of the new issue of Prog, on sale now!

Prog 131
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We celebrate the return of Porcupine Tree on the cover of the new issue of Prog Magazine, which is on sale now...

Prog rock phenomenon Porcupine Tree after a 12-year hiatus is the cover feature of the new issue of Prog. Steven Wilson, Gavin Harrison and Richard Barbieri have returned with a brand new album Closure/Continuation - currently sitting at No. 1 in the UK album charts. Prog brings you the inside story of the reunion everyone wanted but no-one thought would happen! 

This issue also comes with a really cool Prog laptop sticker, a 148-page Rush eBook, four Porcupine Tree postcards and a free 20-track sampler from prog label Melodic Revolution Records, featuring music from Potter's Daughter, Kinetic Element, Sun King Rising, The Steve Bonini Project, Amadeus Awad and loads more...

Also in Prog 131...

Vangelis - the prog world pays tribute to the innovative synth wizard.

Alan Whte - Yes colleagues and more honour the Yes drummer who died in May.

Pink Floyd - The inside story of their surprise reunion for a worthy cause.

Ms Amy Birks - The singer-songwriter on the Brontë sisters inspiring her new album and why she’s resurrecting the Beatrix Players.

Coheed & Cambria - Claudio Sanchez leads his bandmates through the second instalment of the new Armory Wars saga.

The Utopia Strong - The modular synth-led psych/prog trio expand their musical horizons with album number two.

Last Flight To Pluto - The Welsh proggers make bold strides with their third album Random Karma, Fate And Desire.

The Tangent - Andy Tillison asks important questions on The Tangent’s new socially aware album Songs From The Hard Shoulder.

Susanna - Norwegian art-rocker further explores the work of poet Charles Baudelaire on latest album Elevation.

Earthless - San Diego psych/prog trio discuss their new instrumental concept album, Night Parade Of One Hundred Demons.

Arthur Brown - The octogenarian prog rocker looks back over one of rock music's most colourful careers.

Billy Howerdel - A Perfect Circle’s Billy Howerdel on how both Pink Floyd and 80s alternative music informed his new solo album.

worriedaboutsatan - worriedaboutsatan’s Gavin Miller invites us into his prog world full of Can, Klaus Schulze and Canadian singer-songwriter Carly Rae Jepsen.

Plus new and reissue reviews of Mikael Akerfeldt, Frank Zappa, Horslips, Rick Wakeman, 

And live reviews of Opeth, Crown Lands, Tool, Von Hertzen Brothers, NMB, SIgur Ros and more...


Here's our guide on how best to get a hold of your copy of Prog while we're still feeling the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.

* Prog is still on sale in the UK in most supermarkets and newsagents, even during current Covid-related restrictions, so you should have options on the high street. You can use our store finder to find your nearest stockist. Delays are possible as stores prioritise the delivery of different lines of stock. 

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Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.