TVRDO 457 Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th of October

The third PROGTOBER show is on the air this weekend:
On GlassRock.nl Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 hours we treat you on new songs by Blackfield, Albert Bouchard (Blue Öyster Cult), Simon Collins, Colour Haze and La Machera di Cera and Garcia Peoples. Also featuring Lunar Clock as our Album of the Month, Enchant from 20 Years ago, Yes in our Live Act and Duncan Mackay ft. John Wetton in the Vault.

On PopRockFM.com Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 hours: new songs by The New Empire (paying hommage to Peter Banks of Yes), Chris Thompson with a protest song, Kraan, Pencarrow, Ricinn and an interesting collective by the name of Mandoki with participations from all corners of the Prog World. Furthermore Lunar Clock as Album of the Month, Big Big Train in the Live Act from their new live album "Empire", After Forever takes us back 20 Years and in the Vault the punk but now Power Pop band Scream from the late 70's

TVRDO 456 Saturday the 10th and Sunday the 11th of October

This weekend's TVRDO show:
On Glassrock Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 the new Steven Wilson, Djabe (ft. Steve Hackett), Midlife, Guy Garvey, Lunatic Sould and tracks from Ayreon's latest album Transitius and Pinapple Thief's Versions of the Truth. Furthermore our album of the Month by Dutch proggers Lunar Clock, the Vault with Orkestra (ft. former members of ELO) and Godspeed You Black Emperor released Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven 20 Years ago.

On PopRockFM Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 new releases by Sanguine Hum, Lee Abraham, Colin Bass & Daniel Biro, Lucid Dream, Days Between Stations and Dim Gray. White Willow released their Sacrement 20 Years ago and in the Vault we find a strip down version of Caravan's Golf Girl dating back to 1971. Also on this show another track from our Album of the Month by Lunar Clock.

All times indicated: GMT +1

TVRDO 455 Sunday the 4th of October on PopRockFM.com

20 Years ago Arena released their Immortal album, our album of the Month is by Dutch band Lunar Clock and in the Vault Nine Day's Wonder from Mannheim/Germany from their 1974 album "Only the Dancers". DarWin's album 2 is on the list aswell as Fish (Weltschmerz) and Rick Wakeman (The Red Planet). Hasse Froberg's Musical Companion released a special track for the Covid 19 epidemic called "All Those Faces" and from Italy Notturno Concertante's new album "Let Them Say". Then IZZ from the US and their EP "Half Life". From Holland Meadows, which is a band with members of a.o. Realisea and from Sweden another track from "Islands" by the Flower Kings. King Crimson singer Jakko Jakszyk from his first solo album. We close this hour with the new release by Blue Öyster Cult. In the Overdrive section the 2nd hour we treat you on three long tracks by Morgan, Ash Ra Temple and Erik Norlander. Tonight between 20:00 and 22:00 hours C.E.T.

TVRDO 454 Saturday the 26th and Sunday the 27th of September

And here we are with the last show of September. Let's make it a double, yes, we have two hours of new releases and of course our regular items. The first hour on Glassrock.nl and PopRockFM.com features new releases from Tim Bowness, Abel Ganz, Gazpacho, the Flower Kings, the New Empire, David Minasian and Compass. In the Live Act a new live release by Flying Colors. Like Wendy takes us back 20 Years, even further back, 1969 to be precise is Hard Meat in the Vault and the Mighty Handful is featured twice this show with the album of the Month (Touchy Subjects), the first hour we play "Sculptress". The 2nd hour on PopRockFM.com only we play "Distant as the Stars" of the same album. We go back 20 years with Trey Gunn and Dutch one album proggers Flyte from 1979 in the Vault. The Live Acts is by IQ from their new live album "A Show of Resistance". New releases by Marco Ragni (ft. Bjorn Riis), Multi Story, DarWin, Electric Mud, Sudler's Row and a surprising new release from 70's Dutch glamrockers Lemming now moving towards a more Nightwish style with soprano Harriët Meijers.

TVRDO 453 Saturday the 19th and Sunday the 20th of September

Norwegian, blackmetal band from origin, Ulver kicks off the show with their more ambient release "Perdition City" 20 years ago. We hear a variety of eighties sounds like Depeche Mode, Mark King (Level 42) and drums like Phil Collins on this track by UK band Kyros. From Poland is Roman Odoj from his album Fiasko and for some reason we couldn't let that pass. Sólstafir from Iceland with a track from their new album "Endless Twilight of Codependent Love". The Vault this time Fairport Convention and "Genesis Hall" sung by the late Sandy Denny. The Mighty Handful follows on the 1/2 hour mark with a track from "Touchy Subjects" being our Album of the Month. Bert Heinen is back with his Like Wendy and a new album called "The Beautiful Lie". Steve Hackett which has to postpone his European Tour to 2022 (for reasons we all know by now) is in the Live Act with his live album "Selling England By The Pound/Spectral Mornings Live at Hammersmith recorded last year. From Italy the Paolo Volpato Group with their "Contro" album and we close the first hour with The Backstage which is collaboration between Jonas Reingold (The Flower Kings) and Craig Bundell and Rob Townsend (both Steve Hackett). The TVRDOverdrive this time Todd Rundgren's Utopia (1974) and Lee Abraham "Pictures in the Hall (2003).

TVRDO 452 Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th of September

Lots of Nordic prog this edition: the new Wobbler from Norway, Dick from Finland and Khadavra from Sweden. From Greece, Jargon (vocalist of Verbal Delirium) and his solo debut, from the UK Fairport Convention with a song from their Liege and Lief album which has been rerecorded with a host of contributors (such as Ralph McTell, Rosalie Cunningham and Moya Brennan, to name but a few) as a charity single for Help Musicians UK, a rerelease by Barclay James Harvest (Ring of Changes) and Eddie Jobson is in the Live Act. From Holland we have the band Drama in the Vault and The Mighty Handful is our Album of the Month (Touchy Subjects). The Overdrive session, the second hour, we come across Khadavra again with their epic song Kollektiv and we stay in Sweden with the Flower Kings from Unfold the Future. To kick of the show we go back 20 years with Gong's "Zero to Infinity". 

TVRDO 451 Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of September

The first show in September and we have a new album of the month. For the 2nd time in TVRDO time we chose The Mighty Handful. Their new release is called "Touchy Subjects" (a full review soon on the 'Review" page), furthermore the late Judy Dyble (Fairport Convention) teaming up with David Longdon (Big Big Train) and their cooperation on the "A Breath or a Breath" album. Italian outfit Oscillazioni Alchemico Kreative (OAK) from their new album "Nine Witches under a Walnut Tree", David Minasian new release "The Sound of Dreams", whilst he received cooperation from Andy Latimer on his last album, this time he gathered even more well known (prog) artists to give him a helping hand, we play the track with Steve Hackett, but Justin Hayward, Annie Haslam, Billy Sherwood and PJ Olsson are also contributing on the album. The Vault this time is by Italian psychedelic band The Underground Set (often thought to be an UK band). From the Netherlands ('s Hertogenbosch) Profuna Ocean from their new EP "Continuation", from the UK Tim Bowness from "Late Night Laments", King Crimson singer Jakko Jakszyk from his brand new album "Secrets and Lies", from Germany Poor Genetic Material and their new release "Here Now". Closing track the first hour is by Gandalf's Fist reworking their "Stakes at Law Tide". Showstarter is the band Metaphor from the US with their debut album "Starfooted" released 20 Years ago. The TVRDOverdrive session (the 2nd hour) we have new Spanish band Scaladei (The Swing of Things), Phideaux (Snowtorch) and Polish band SBB (Follow My Dream). Broadcast schedules are on the "ON AIR" tab on this website. 

TVRDO 450 Saturday the 29th and Sunday the 30th of August

The 5th (and last) weekend of August means we do another special. This time it's Steve Hackett. Since his shows have been postponed in the Netherlands due to the pandemic to 2022, we at TVRDO, would like to contribute to that fact with an one hour show, which was recorded before the pandamic, and where Steve talks about his musical carreer and his favourite tracks.

In the 2nd hour we play a lenghty piece from our album of the Month by Quel Che Disse Il Tuono  and a track by Genesis from their album "Seconds Out" which was supposed to be played live by Steve Hackett in it's entirety next month. 

TVRDO 449 Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of August

20 Years ago Peter Gabriel released his OVO (The Millennium Show), which for some reason was not very succesful, knifed down by critics, unfairly in our point of view. In the Vault this time a British underground band called Tintern Abbey with Beeside from 1967. The album of the Month by Italian outfit Quel Che Disse Il Tuono. New releases by Rikard Sjöblom (Sweden), Grus Paridae (Finland), Elysian Fields (USA), King Gorm (USA) and Ozric Tentacles (UK). Exclusive tracks by David Paton (Pilot/Alan Parson's Project) and our friends the Mighty Handful from their upcoming release "Touchy Subjects". Part 2, the Overdrive part, we have Italian band Eris Pluvia (Tales from another Time), Kinetic Element from the US (Face of Life) and from the UK, folk proggers Mostly Autumn (White Rainbow). Air time schedules can be found on the ON AIR tab.

  • TVRDO 448 Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of August

    Prog folk band Iona kicks off the show with "Hinba" from their 2000 album "Open Sky". Norwegian Prog by Laughing Stock, Pat Metheny with "From This Place", Dutch band Equisa with a track from their new EP, English singer/songwriter Steve Thorne from "Levelled", Lunar Clock from the Netherlands with their debut "The Scream of Nature" inspired by works of Norwegian painter Edvard (The Scream) Munch, David Moscato a.k.a. Mesmerising from Italy treats us with his new release "The Clutter Storyteller". Also from Italy of course is our album of the month this month by Quel Che Disse Il Tuono. Special mentioning the Vault this time by Armenian band The Beautified Project with "Black Wooden Nest" from their 2013 album "United we fall"
    The Overdrive section the 2nd hour has long tracks from Transatlantic and Focus.
    For broadcast schedules please check the "ON AIR" tab.

  • TVRDO 447 Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of August

    Supergroup Transatlantic kicks of the show with their release SMPTe 20 years ago (word has it they're in the process of recording a new album) in the Vault this time Gordon Giltrap (MBE) with a 1993 rework of "Heartsong" from his Perilous Journey album from 1977, this time with friends Rick Wakeman, Brian May and Steve Howe and another fine piece of RPI from our Album of the Month by Quel che Disse il Tuono. New releases by Jefferson Starship (with lyrics written by Grace Slick), Derek Sherinian, Polish band Fren, US band Telergy with some Southern Prog, UK band Arrival with a stunning rock song and another Italian outing with LogoS from their highly acclaimed "Sadako e le Mille gru di Carta". Part 2 of the show long tracks by Methexis from Greece, Galleon from Sweden and Green Carnation from Norway. We are on the air Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 on GlassRock.nl and the full 2 hours Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 on PopRockFM.

  • TVRDO 446 Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of August

    We made it to August apparently and we voted for our album of the month and again we turned to an Italian band: Quel Che Disse Il Tuono with Il Velo Dei Riflessi (The Veil of Reflections), an album already released in March, but sofar we failed to include this band in the show. New releases by Simon Collins (son of another singer/drummer), Green Carnation, Gashunters, Gazpacho, David Gilmour, Fish with a very emotional track from his forthcoming and final album "Weltschmerz", Ayreon, Arjan Lucassen's Project for some years now, from Tritius narated by Tom Baker, whom we know in Holland as the one-and-only Dr. Who. In the Vault we have the band Czar (a spin off from Tuesday's Children) from 1970 with a swoon song, we start with the band Symphony X from their 2000 album V: The new mythology suite. Mike Oldfield "Tubular Bells" collaborator Tom Newman treats us on a Faerie Symphony in the Overdrive section the second hour and in the same hour we pay hommage to Peter Green who left this Earth last week with an half hour special with his more unknown work with Peter Bardens, Shotgun Express and adaptions of his song "Supernatural" by Gary Moore and Steve Hackett. Apart from the adaptations of this song by Gary and Steve there's another connection. Peter Green "sold" his 1957 Gibson Les Paul Goldtop to Gary back in the early seventees and Steve Hackett plays (among others) a Fernandes with sustainer which was given to him by his and Gary's guitar technician when Gary passed on. You can find the broadcast schedules on the "On Air" tab.

  • TVRDO 445 Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of July

    20 Years ago Wishbone Ash (originated from Devon, UK) released "Bare Bones", in the Vault this time the band Globus from Santa Monica (CA), known for their movie trailer music, and "An Orchard of Mines" a song notably covered by Asia on their Phoenix album, not surprisingly however since both Anneke van Giersbergen (who duetted with John Wetton on the songs "To Catch a Thief" and "Tears of Joy") and John's long time friend Robert Fripp participated on this album (Epicon). A final track from our album of the Month by IO Earth. New releases by Mono singer A.A. Williams, Peter Jones (Tigermoth Tales, Camel, Red Bazar), Rick Wakeman, the Tangent and the youngest band ever on TVRDO Myopia, with bandmembers whom are just 17 or thereabout, all from the UK also Light of Day from Costa Rica featuring Isaac Moraga (Japan, Sinead O'Connor) and from Falun/Stockholm Windom End.
    The 2nd hour on PopRockFM only 3 songs with a duration of 15 minutes plus. From the Netherlands Earth & Fire and their epic "Song of the Marching Children" from the album of the same name. From the UK Quasar from their album "Fire in the Sky" we play U.F.O. Suite. From Italy Taproban with Morton from "The Spaghetti Epic" which was an album devoted to the Spaghetti Westerns in this case "Once Upon a Time in the West", you can hear a touch of Ennio Morricone in the track, who passed away earlier this month. Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 on GlassRock.nl and Sunday on PopRockFM.com between 20:00 and 22:00 for the full two hours.

  • TVRDO 444 Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of July

    Your appointment for Symphonic and Progressive Rock has now been confirmed this Saturday on GlassRock.nl between 21:00 and 22:00 and on PopRockFM this Sunday between 20:00-22:00. We hope you can make it since we have some (again) really great music including new releases from Holland (Perfect Storm, Joost Maglev), Italy (I Viaggi di Madeleine), Germany (Polis, Mrs Kite), France (Grandval) and from the UK (the Pineapple Thief and our feature this month as Album of the Month, IO Earth). We start this time with a track from Steve Hackett which he released 20 Years taking on a Satie classic and Todd Rundgren's Utopia is in the Vault or is it Hall & Oates. The Overdrive section in the 2nd hour we remember Judy Dyble, vocalist of a.o. Faiport Convention, who died last Sunday at 71 following her battle against Lung Cancer, with a 19 minute track taken from her solo album from 2009 with participation of her ex-partner Ian McDonald and Robert Fripp, Pat Masteletto and Tim Bowness, then the late John Wetton teams up with Martin Orford, Al Stewart and John Jowitt for the Greatest Show on Earth and we then slowly dance you to the next hour with Anthony Phillips.

  • TVRDO 443 Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of July

    nother Prog outing this weekend when we go back 20 years with Italian Jazzrock band Egoband from their album Earth. We stay in Italy with Røsenkreütz from their new album "Divide et Impera". From Boston we have Sunset Mission, from the UK Cosmograf, IO Earth which is our album of the month (Aura) and in the Vault Be Bop DeLuxe. From Auckland, New Zealand new band Outide In and because us Europeans can't go to Portugal momentarily we bring Portugal to you with the band Griot from their album "Elisabeth" (which is in fact the 2nd part of a concept started with Gerald in 2014) and frontman of 70's prog band Petrus Castros, José F. Castro with a new release of an old Petrus Castros song "Caravelas", which is not only a town in Brazil but it's also a type of boat in which, among many other Portuguese sailers, Christopher Columbus sailed to the Americas. To this day it is still unknown whether Christopher Columbus was in fact Italian, as the History books teaches us. Recent developements suggest he was Portuguese however born under a different name. So the state Columbia and Columbia Pictures have got something to look out for. The TVRDOverdrive in the 2nd hour we present you long tracks this time by Renaissance, Gazpacho and Genesis. Broadcast schedules: GlassRock Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 and PopRockFN Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 (full show).

  • TVRDO 440 Saturday the 20th and Sunday the 21st of June

    Episode 440 is nigh with this time Norwegian proggers Lucifer Was taking us back 20 years with a track from their album In Anadi's Bower, we remember Bob Kulick, guitarist with a.o. Kiss, Alice Cooper, Lou Reed, Meat Loaf, who died recently at 70, with a song from his band Balance which was a minor hit in 1981 and Belgian band Fish on Friday as our album of the Month. Furthermore new releases by David Sancious (Bruce Springsteen, Peter Gabriel, Eric Clapton, Sting), Alberto Rigoni, Lonely Robot, Course of Fate, Frost*, Dukes of the Orient and Jon Anderson's rerelease of his 2019 album 1000 Hands. The 2nd hour we have Sweet Smoke and Land's End with songs lasting 15 minutes plus in the Overdrive edition. We are on air this Saturday on Glassrock.nl between 21:00 and 22:00 and the full two hours on PopRockFM.com Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00. All times GMT+1. Details on the show and much more on our website: http://www.tvrdo.nl

  • TVRDO 441 Saturday the 27th and Sunday the 28th of June

    In the TVRDO show this weekend a trip back to 2000 when French band Cafeïne released their last album "Nouveaux Mondes", we pay tribute to Rupert Hine, the highly succesful record producer, who died the 4th of June, with a song of his own in the Vault. Belgian band Fish on Friday final track as Album of the Month, Steve Hackett and Thijs van Leer are guesting on a track by John Young's Lifesigns album Cardington, Welsh band Magenta is featured from their upcoming album "Masters of Illusion" from Germany we have RPWL, from France Hidden Phase, from Mexico Kaguu, Tommy Shaw of Styx treats us on a cover of Led Zeppelin's "Going to California" and from Canada Rick Miller's "Belief in the Machine".
    Big Big Train and Pink Floyd are in the 2nd hour (TVRDOverdrive). We are live this Saturday on Glassrock.nl between 21:00 and 22:00 and on PopRockFM.com this Sunday for the full two hours between 20:00 and 22:00 hours.

  • TVRDO 442 Saturday the 4th of July and Sunday the 5th of July

    In this weekend's show: new releases from Gösta Berlings Saga (Sweden), Klone (France), Long Distance Calling (Germany), Caligula's Horse (Australia), Steve Howe, Kaprekar's Konstant and Haken (UK) and a rerelease by Crack The Sky (USA). Our new album of the Month is by UK band IO Earth. We start with The Gathering from the Netherlands taking us back 20 Years and in the Vault the theme song from the UK TV series "Gangsters" featuring Chris Farlowe on music performed and composed by Dave Greenslade. In TVRDOverdrive (the 2nd hour) this time Arena (from Immortal), Iron Maiden (from the Book of Souls) and a lot of drums in the Vanilla Fudge track Break Song (from Near the Beginning) released 1969. We are live this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 on GlassRock and on PopRockFM Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00.

  • TVRDO 437 Saturday the 30th and Sunday the 31st of May

    Since it's Pentecost and the 5th weekend in May we do a special!

    This time Brian De Graeve of Dutch sympho proggers Silhouette and Realisea sits in taking us on a journey of his musical tastes, influences and memories.

    The show is on air on Glassrock.nl between 16:00 and 18:00 hours on Saturday and on PopRockFM.com on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 hours.

    In addition another TVRDO show is being aired at the usual time on Glassrock.nl between 21:00 and 22:00 on Saturday bringing your live performances of Camel, Jeff Lynne, Martin Turner, Steve Hackett, Jefferson Starship, The Enid, Justin Hayward, Yes, PFM and Transatlanic. We can't go to a venue so we take the venue to you. Hope you'll enjoy the shows !

  • TVRDO 438 Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th of June

    We remember Paul May, singer from the Pretty Things, who died on May15, with a song from the first ever Rock Opera "S.F. Sorrow" dated 1968. Since the original was released in Mono and Paul didn't like the stereo version of the album, we done some work on the track, which is, we think, now proper stereo. Our album of the Month June is by Belgian outfit Fish on Friday called "Black Rain". New tracks from Professor Tip Top, Arabs in Aspic and Airbag from Norway, Briand Boursin Rohr and the Black Noodle Project from France, Magic Bus from the UK and another track from the upcoming album from US band Kansas. Show starter is the band Taal also from France with their 2000 release "Mister Green". The Overdrive Section (2nd hour) long tracks by Millenium from Poland, Dragonfly from Switzerland and Fish from Scotland.
    Glassrock.nl aires the first hour of the show on Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday we're on PopRockFM.com for the full two hours between 20:00 and 22:00.

  • TVRDO 439 Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of June

    We're on the air again this weekend with some new Prog releases by Gabriel Agudo's solo debut on which Steve Rothery (Marillion), Clive Nolan (Pendragon/Arena), Dave Kerzner(Sound of Contact/In Continuum), Fernando Perdomo and many others are participating, a snippet of Abel Ganz new album "The Life of the Honeybee and other Moments of Clarity" (out June 15), Kristoffer Gildenlöw (Pain of Salvation, Kayak) and his latest album "Homebound" (being his third). More tracks from recent releases by Pattern-Seeking Animals, Haken and Nightwish. A special lock-down version of Freedom To Glide's "Not a broken Man" (original from their 2013 debut album Rain) and some music for keyboards by Lars Boutrup. Our album of the month is by Belgian band Fish on Friday, in the Vault Loving Awareness, a band heavily promoted by Ronan O'Rahilly of Radio Caroline fame in 1976 as the new Beatles. They made one album and split up while some members joined forces with Ian Dury as the Blockheads. As usual we start the show with an album which was released 20 Years ago and this time it's Fates Warning from their "Disconnected" album. The 2nd part is the Overdrive section with long tracks lasting 15 minutes plus, with this time Miles Davis' Bitches Brew and Dutch band Coda with their "Lament for Planet Earth. The first hour is on Glassrock.nl this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 and the full two hours on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 on PopRockFM.com.

  • TVRDO 434 Saturday the 9th of May and Sunday the 10th of May

    The new Kansas, Long Distance Calling, The Opium Cartel, Circa, Chimpan A, District 97 and the crowd funding start of Steve Rothery's new album. Realisea is our album for the month, 20 years ago La Tulipe Noir released this album and in the Vault String Driven Thing with singer Max Bacon who later sung on Tony Banks first solo effort It's A Curious Feeling. The Overdrive section in the 2nd hour Quicksilver Messenger Service and Salem Hill. On the air on Glassrock.nl this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday the full two hours on Poprockfm.net between 20:00 and 22:00 hours. (GMT +1)

  • TVRDO 435 Saturday the 16th and Sunday the 17th of May

    Episode 435 with this time the new Fish on Friday from Belgium with stunning basswork and vocals of Nick Beggs (Kajagoogoo, Steve Hackett, the Mute Gods), That Joe Payne, former singer of the Enid, from his new album "By Name By Nature", I Am The Manic Whale and their new album "Things Unseen", another track from the upcoming album by The Opium Cartel, the Geof Whitely Project, Dennis DeYoung (formerly of Styx) teams up with Julian Lennon with a track from his new album out May 22nd "26 East Vol 1". In the Vault we have Fire Inc featuring Eric Troyer (ELO Part II) from the motion picture "Streets of Fire" with songs by Jim Steinman and Ry Cooder. We pay tribute to Dave Greenfield of the Stranglers who died Sunday the 10 of May from the Covid-19 virus with the track "Souls" from the album "Aural Sculpture". Another track from our album of the Month by Realisea followed by a track Brian de Graeve recorded with the help of fellow proggers Silhouette and Sky Lake being a Facebook cooperation by numerous lyricsist throughout progland initiated by Trudes Oude Voshaar. What a wonderful thing Facebook can be. Showstarter is Jeff Lynne's "Armchair Theatre" released 20 years ago. Also appropriate I might add. Long tracks this time by Supersister, It Bites, Janus and Wobbler in the 2nd hour in TVRDOverdrive.
    Live this Saturday on Glassrock.nl between 21:00 and 22:00. The full two hours on PopRockFM.net this Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00. All times GMT +1.

  • TVRDO 436 Saturday the 23rd and Sunday the 24th of May

    Showstarter is IQ from their album "Seveth House", released 20 years ago, Dutch band Limousine is in the Vault with their 1976 hit "Goodbye and thank You". Realisea treats us on another track from our album of the month "Matelpeace". Fans of the band are in for a treat next week when founder Brian de Graeve chooses the tracks of his years in a two hour show by TVRDO both on Glassrock (Saturday) and PopRockFM (Sunday). New songs by Dennis DeYoung (Styx) enjoying his midnight radio, society critical singer songwriter Steve Thorne from his last album "Levelled", art-rock band Cheer-Accident from their album Chicago XX, Yorkshire based band MaterialEyes from their album "In Focus", drummer Nick D'Virgilio (Spock's Beard, Genesis, Big Big Train) from his 2nd full album "Invisible", Big Sugar's new album "Eternity Now" with some help from Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson, Weezer with a new catchy song called "Hero" and we finish with It Bites' "Calling all the Heroes" (ft. Steve Hogarth and John Wetton) and Brian DeGraeve's "Emergency Call" saluting in our own way the Healthcare Heroes. The 2nd hour (TVRDOverdrive) long songs this time from Emerson Lake Palmer and Kaipa. We are live this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 on Glassrock and on Sunday on PopRockFM for the full 2 hours between 20:00 and 22:00 hours. All time GMT+1.
    Don't miss out on our show next weekend during Pentecost for a special with Brian DeGraeve (Silhouette/Realisea)

  • TVRDO 431 Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of April

    Kansas will release their new album The Absence of Presence on June 26, in the meantime we go back 20 years with their album Somewhere to Elsewhere (what's in a name), our album of the month is by Italian band Sintonia Distorta and in the Vault we find George Martin's produced Gravy Train, taking us back to 1974. Some fine new releases from Jonathan Hultén, Katatonia, Roger and Brian Eno, Rustin Man (aka Paul Webb [Talk Talk]), Alhena and from Holland Medea and Golden Caves. The Overdrive Section (the 2nd hour) features Pink Floyd, Van der Graaf Generator and Yes. The first hour is on Glassrock.nl this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 hours and the full two hours is on PopRockFM.com Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 hours (all times GMT +1).

  • TVRDO 432 Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of April

    An appropriate song in these unprecedented time in the Vault by Junior Campbell (Marmalade) who urges us to (Reach out and) Help Your Fellow Man. 20 Years ago Erik Norlander released Into the Sunset featuring Arjen Lucassen on guitar and the vocals of Edward Reekers. For the last time our album of the Month by Sintona Distorta. New releases by Haken, IO Earth, Steven Wilson, Justin Hayward, Airbag and a track from Deep Purple latest album "Woosh!". The 2nd part long tracks by Neil Morse and Liquid Tension Experiment. We are live this Saturday on glassrock.nl for part 1 between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday for the full 2 hours on PopRockFM between 20:00 and 22:00 hours.

  • TVRDO 433 Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of May

    Realisea's debut album "Mantelpeace" is our album of the Month May. According to band founder Brian De Graeve (Silhouette) the correct pronounciation of the band's name is real easy. If all go as planned with the current global situation there will be a special on the TVRDO show during Pentecost featuring Brian picking out the tracks of his years spiced up by songs from Silhouette and Realisea. Ian Anderson starts the show with his Secret Language of Birds being released 20 years ago and in the Vault we find Paul Young's "The Man in the Iron Mask". New releases from the USA by Pattern Seeking Animals and Glass Hammer, from Norway Shaman Elephant, from Italy Ubi Maior, from Canada Red Sand, from Australia Caligula's Horse and from beautiful Limburg (Maastricht), the Netherlands Lesoir. The 2nd hour long tracks in the Overdrive section when Jean Michel Jarre is Waiting for Cousteau and German outfit Eloy stays Inside. The first hour on Glassrock.nl Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 hours, the full two hours on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 hours on PopRockFM.com. All times GMT+1

  • TVRDO 428 Saturday the 28th and Sunday the 29th of March

    TVRDO presents a Mellotron Special with songs in which that musical instrument played a significant role, and it's not all prog! There are plenty more songs in which the mellotron played a vital role, this is just the beginning of more specials to come. The tracklist will be on our website (tvrdo.nl) this Saturday. We are on air this Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 on Glassrock.nl and on PopRockFM.com this Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00.

  • TVRDO 429 Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of April

    The album for the Month April is by Italian (Lodi, Lombardy) -spero che tu stia bene- outfit Sintonia Distorta and their 2nd full album "A piedi nudi sull'Arcobaleno". Furthermore new releases by Spiral Orchestra from Switzerland with their debut "Atlas Ark", from Hungary Ajna and their upcoming release "Rengeteg", Sonic Divide is in our midst again from their album "The Other Side", Scarlet Hollow from the States with their 2nd album "A Window to October", also from the States Dave Kerzner's project In Continuum with their 2nd album featuring a guest appearance of Steve Hackett. 20 years ago German heavy prog band Everon released their `Fantasma`, in the Vault this time UK psychedelic band the World of Oz with `Peter´s Birthday´ which was the flipside of their minor hit `Muffin Man` back in 1968. The Live-Act is by Dutch proggers Kayak's performance at the Boerderij last year from their album "Kayak Live 2019" and another Dutch band Sky Architect re-released their "Excavations of the Mind" since the album was released 10 years ago. The 2nd hour TVRDOverdrive this time Genesis' 1974 album "The Lamb Lies On Broadway" in its entirety. Broadcast schedules: GlassRock, Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00, PopRockFM, Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 (full show).

  • TVRDO 430 Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of April

    This weekend's lineup in the TVRDO show:
    From Finland, Nightwish from their new album Human. :||: Nature
    From Italy, Alex Carpani from his album L'Orizzonte Degli Eventi
    From the UK, Pyjæn from their debut album
    From Italy, Wish from the album Stay Here My Friends
    From the UK, Fish with a track from his yet to be released album "Weltschmerz"
    From the Netherlands, Realisea, a solo project by Silhouette frontman and founder Brian de Graeve, and his upcoming album "Mantelpeace" (out 20th of April)

    Showstarter is an album released 20 Years ago by Martin Orford (IQ, Jadis, John Wetton Band)
    The Live Act is by DBA aka Downes Braide Association from their album "Live in England"
    The Vault is by the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) with probably the best James Bond song ever, although it never made it to the Original Soundtrack of Casino Royale which made it rare enough to be placed in the Vault. (So a bit of 007 in the show, since the premiere of the new film has been postponed due to the Covid-19 virus outbreak)
    Our Album of the Month is by Italian outfit Sintonia Distorta "A piedi nudi sull'Arcobalen".

    We are live on the 11th of April on GlassRock.nl between 21:00 and 22:00 hours (GMT +1)

    The 2nd part of the show (TVRDOverdrive) songs lasting 15 minutes plus. This time The Enid from their 1979 album "Touch Me" (Charades I-IV), Jon Anderson and Vangelis Papathanassiou from "Private Collection" (Horizon) and former Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips' album "Slow Dance" (Part 1)

    Part 1 & 2 will be broadcasted this Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 hours (GMT+1) on PopRockFM

  • TVRDO 425 Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th of March

    Nightwish (featuring Tarja Turunen) takes us back 20 years when they released Wishmaster, Al Stewart is in the Vault together with Jimmy Page taking on a Yarbirds song and Pendragon's "Love over Fears" is our album of the Month. Big Big Train is in our Live Act with a recording of their 2018 visit to the Night of The Prog in Lorelei/Germany. New releases by Swedish band The Night Flight Orchestra (with a guest appearance of BBT violinist Rachel Hall), Belgian band Transport Aerian, from the UK Castanarc with a kind of sampler from their back catalogue, from the Netherlands new band Realisea and from France Lazuli and Orion 2.0. The 2nd hour long tracks in our Overdrive show with new band M-Opus (ft. Jonathan Casey) from Ireland and from Italy, experimental Runaway Totem. This weekend on your dial at Glassrock Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 on PopRockFM.

  • TVRDO 426 Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of March

    This weekend on TVRDO: Twelfth Night Live from their "A Night to Remember" concert at the Guildhall School of Music in 2012, released November 2019. Tony Banks is in the Vault getting warmed up for his Genesis reunion later this year (UK only) emphasizing in this track that he and Phil Collins are musically not far apart. Pendragon is our album of the Month. Jeff Beck released "You Had It Coming" 20 Years ago, and that's our show starter. Furthermore, new releases by Argentinian band Bad Dreams, German outfit Cryptex, from the USA Strange Obversations, some prog folk from Dave Brons (UK) from Italy Runaway Totem and Ireland is represented by M-Opus delivering us a glance in the future. The 2nd hour in our Overdrive show a classic from British band Nektar from 1973 and a solo-outing from Flower Kings' Tomas Bodin. Tune in this Saturday to Glassrock.nl between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday to PopRockFM.com between 20:00 and 22:00.

  • TVRDO 427 Saturday the 11st and Sunday the 22nd of March

    The late and very talented Kevin Gilbert kicks off our show with A Long Day's Life from his posthumously released album "The Shaming of the Truth" 20 Years ago. Kevin is perhaps better known as co-writer of Sheryl Crow's debut album "Tuesday Night Music Club" (He co-wrote a.o. the blockbuster "All I Wanna Do"), he died in 1996 at the age of 29. New releases by US proggers Elder (Omens), former Curved Air and founder violinist Darryl Way (Destination), Canadian band The Arc Light Sessions (Chromatic Overture), from France Chromb! (Le Livre des Merveilles), from the UK Novena (Eleventh Hour) and Zopp (Zopp). The Live act this week is by Ayreon (The Electric Castle and other stories) featuring the great voice of Damian Wilson. We have Debbie Harrie in the Vault together with her first band The Wind in the Willows bringing some sixties folk in the show. The last time Pendragon as our album of the Month, since next week we have a special feature as it is the 5th weekend in March. The 2nd hour we play the "Dune" film score by Toto in its entirety. Next weekend (28 and 29th of March) we feature a Mellotron special. A musical instrument linked to Prog but also often used in mainstream music.

    Broadcast schedules:

    210320 GlassRock.nl 21:00-22:00

    220320 PopRockFM.com 20:00-22:00 (full show)

    All times: GMT+1

  • TVRDO 422 Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of February

    We start the show with Kayak, who released their album Close to the Fire 20 Years ago, with original singer Max Werner back in their ranks, we play "Forever" and hope Ton Scherpenzeel has a speedy recovery and that he will be with us "Forever", another track from our album of the Month by Different Light and in the Vault we find Keith Relf, vocalist of Yarbirds and founder of Renaissance, with his catchy Shapes In My Mind. He died in armor whilst on stage by an electric shock from his guitar in 1976 at the age of 33 (!). New releases by Pendragon, Zio (ft. That Joe Payne and Haily Griffith), David Cross and the late Peter Banks and Orbinaut. Furthermore a possible hit by Jeff Lynne's ELO, Kaprekar's Constant and a previously unreleased track by Genesis keyboardist Tony Banks. The 2nd hour in the Overdrive section we have Italian outfit Il Balleto di Bronzo, Dutch band Like Wendy and from the UK New Horizons. We are live this weekend on Glassrock (Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00) and on PopRockFM (Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00).

  • TVRDO 423 Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of February

    A final song from Clannad before they call it a day, this is to coincide their 2020 farewell tour and their boxset "In a Lifetime", the new Nightwish with Floor Jansen (winner of the Dutch popprijs 2019), the new single by Tame Impala, the crowd funded album by Dutch progressive metal band Scarlet Stories and the new album by Fernando Perdomo. Two re-releases: on Blue Vinyl the epic Albedo 0.39 by Vangelis and Dutch band Like Wendy from their "Lost Songs" album filled with unreleased material which Bert Heinen found in his attic. For the last time Different Light as our Album of the Month, UK Symphonic band Haze in the Vault and 20 years ago King Crimson had a remedy what to do when you're depressed. The 2nd hour, TVRDOverdrive, Ash Ra Temple, Camel and the longest track of our album of the month by Different Light. Joins us this Saturday on Glassrock between 21:00 and 22:00 and on Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00 on PopRockFM.

  • TVRDO 424 Saturday the 29th of February and Sunday the 1st of March

    A new month, a new album of the Month. We chose the new (3CD) Pendragon "Love over Fear", and what a beautiful album it is. Another track from the Enid's "U" which was released last year, a rock opera by Rope and Ladder from Boston/MA, Godsticks with their new release, Swedish band Hällas from their new album and Mathcore band Thybeaux from Dresden/Germany. Furthermore Lifesigns, the band of John Young, who released the single "Impossible" recently and the new album by Blind Ego. We start with a track from the album "Lightbulb Sun" by Porcupine Tree ft. Steven Wilson which was released 20 years ago. The Vault this time is the band Seatrain and their 13 Questions released in 1969 and produced by George Martin. The 2nd part of the show is as you know our Overdrive section where we play songs lasting 15 minutes or more. This time we go back to Boston again with the band Collegium and their 2019 release "Of a Thousand Faces" which is a 2019 look by four College Students on 70's prog, and what a good job they do. We have a Dutch half hour with the band Finch from their 1976 album "Beyond Expression" and from 1981 Flairck's "Circus" who are currently recording new music but with a total new line-up of musicians.

  • TVRDO 419 Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of January

    20 Years ago Big Elf released their Money Machine, Ozzy Osbourne teams up with Elton John, new releases by Mariana (iamthemorning) Semkina, Jean Pierre Louveton, aka JPL, Flaming Row, Rise of the Artisan, Opus Symniosis and Moon Halo. In the Vault this time The Velvet Underground from their 1970 album "Loaded", which was to be the last album with Lou Reed in their ranks. Honestly if you would say this was a song by The Mama's and Papa's I would have believed you.... and we play a piece from the Album of the Month by Karfagen. In the Overdrive section (the 2nd hour) The Flower Kings from their album Space Revolver and Le Orme plays their magnum opus "Felona e Sorona" live at NEARfest in 2005.

  • TVRDO 420 Saturday the 1st and Sunday the 2nd of February

    To start the show we go back 20 years when the Dutch neo-prog band Triangle released their debut album "Square the Circle". New releases by Ms. Amy Birks (Beatrix Players) with some classical guitar provided by Steve Hackett, Welsh band Times Up with their new single, David (Anathema) Cavenagh, another Dutch band Into The Open, ft. Jan Willem Ketelaers (Ayreon, Knight Area) and Sander Heerings (Wane of Summer, Dust Connection) from their upcoming album Destination Eternity and Sonic Divide with their new single. Our album of the month February is by Maltese/Czech proggers Different Light and their "Binary Suns (Part 1-Operant Condition)". Furthermore Polish band Moonrise with guest vocalist Lukasz (Millenium) Gall and Tangerine Dreams revisits their Phaedra album from their new box set "Recurring Dreams". The Vault this time is for US outfit Automatic Man with Pat Thrall in their ranks whom later joint Asia on a world-tour when Steve Howe left the band.

    Broadcast schedules see our "ON AIR" tab.

  • TVRDO 421 Saturday the 8th and Sunday the 9th of February

    The new Wishbone Ash from their upcoming "Coat of Arms" album to celebrate their 50th. Abraham Sarachi introduces his new EP "Kaleidoscope of Dreams", The Oneira a multicultural project across Greece, Italy and Germany lead by the Greek multi-instrumentalist Filippos Gougoumis with a track from their upcoming 3rd album "Injection". From Athens, Georgia there is Universal Sigh in the show, French prog artist Frank Carducci and from Italy Ramrod giving us some Southern Rock, Italian style. The Intelligent Music Project is also on the show to coincide their appearance in "The Waterhole", Amsterdam the 27th of February. Different Light is our album of the month, in the Vault we find UK Band Nirvana with "Tiny Goddess" and we start with Japanese band Gerard who released their album "The Ruins of a Glass Fortress" 20 years ago. In the Overdrive section, the 2nd hour, Kaprekar's Constant is featured with a track from their latest album "Depth of Field" followed by two 2000 releases, first of from Germany Everon with their epic "Fantasma" and from Italy Il Castello Di Atlante and from their album Come Il Seguitare Delle Stagioni we play "Stava Scritto".We are live this weekend on Glassrock (Saturday between 21:00 and 22:00) and on PopRockFM (Sunday between 20:00 and 22:00).

  • TVRDO 416 Saturday the 4th and Sunday the 5th of January

    To all, best wishes for 2020

    20 Years ago Salem Hill released their album "Not Everybody's Gold" and we chose the appropriate track "January" for this show. In the Vault this time Patrick Moraz and his first band Mainhorse (yes, Refugee was his 2nd band!) having a go on a Soundtrack for the Swiss film "La Salamandre" from 1971 (with Bulle Ogier and Jean-Luc Bideau, directed by Alain Tanner). Our album of the month is by Karfagan from the Ukraine, released only 2 days ago. Furthermore new tracks from Novena ft. Ross Jenning from Haken, the Neil Morse Band from his live at BRNO album, Jakko Jakszyk teams up with Eden House singer Louise Patricia Crane for her new single "Deity", Jana Draka from Italy and Overworld Dreams from the USA completes the line up for the first hour. The Overdrive section this time is for Dutch band Trace lead by the late Rick van der Linden with the story of the White Ladies featuring Hetty Smit (aka Cherry Vangelder Smith) and the classic In The Garden of Eden by Iron Butterfly better known as In-a-gadda-da-Vida.

  • TVRDO 417 Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of January

    In the vault we pay tribute to Neil Innes who died 291219 and has penned this remarkable song by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band which was produced by Sir Paul McCartney (they also appeared in the Magic Mystery Tour TV film, shot in Devon). Later fame Neil got with his collaboration with Monty Python and the Rutles (in which Monty's Eric Idle was also a member). Spock's Beard released their album V 20 Years ago, from the Pallas a track from their new anthology remix album called The Edge of Time, from Italy we have Alice's Mirror and their 2018 album Through the Mirror with some Japanese influences, then Italian born but UK based Maria Chiara Argirò with some jazzy moods, in fact she was described in the press as "A significant new voice in creative music" and from Germany Crayon Phase which has a reminiscence of Saga. Dutch band The Nits are back with "Knot" and Thieves' Kitchen released their new album "Genius Loci" in 2019 and UK band Guranfoe with their latest release "Sum of Erda". The Album of the Month is by Ukraine band Karfagen. The 2nd hour we play long songs in our Overdrive section by Transatlantic (who are teaming up for a new album) and Ash Ra Tempel.

  • TVRDO 418 Saturday the 18th and Sunday the 19th of January

    We go to Mongolia this hour with throat singing band The Hu (for me it sounds like Peter Gabriel meets the All Blacks, they play a sold-out Melkweg on the 5th of February), from Italy I Modium and Latte e Miele taking on Niccolò Paganini furthermore Brighteye Brison and Elegant Simplicity from the UK, Rise Twaine from the US and the new band The Bardic Depths from the US/Spain. To start the show we go 20 years back in time with some sunny sounds by Bozzio, Levin and Stevens another track from our album of the Month by Karfagen and in the Vault this time an acoustic and radio friendly song by 70's band Ghost.
    Neil Peart is remembered in our Overdrive section with the "longs" from Canadian band Rush. Our selection of songs comes from their albums "Caress of Steel", "2112" and "Hemispheres".

    Broadcast schedules on the "ON AIR" tab.