PROG Mag has announced this years nominees for the Progressive Music Awards.  The 2014 awards will be hosted at the prestigious Underglobe, beneath Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, a venue which plays nicely on progressive rock’s rich theatrical vein, on Thursday September 11, and hosted for the third time by one of the world’s most respected news broadcasters and journalist Gavin Esler. You can vote for your choice of the nominees at: awards.progmagazine.com.

Here are this year’s nominees:

BAND/ARTIST OF THE YEAR

Haken
TesseracT
Dream Theater
Transatlantic
Fish
Anathema
Yes
Bigelf
Ian Anderson
Mogwai

ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Haken – 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

GRAND DESIGN 

King 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

LIMELIGHT

Thieves Kitchen
Messenger
Kitten Pyramid
Purson
White Moth/Black Butterfly
Hi Fiction Science
Synaesthesia
Agent
Schnauser
Coshish

BREAKTHROUGH

Karnivool
Syd Arthur
65daysofstatic
Matt Stevens
Moon Safari
Voyager
Animals As Leaders
John Wesley
Skyharbor
The Safety Fire

LIVE EVENT

Ian Anderson Thick As A Brick Tour
Camel’s The Snow Goose 2013/14 Tour
Progressive Nation At Sea
Cruise To The Edge
HRH Prog
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

ANTHEM

Panic 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

The editorially chosen categories are – Visionary, Virtuoso, Guiding Light, Lifetime Achievement and Prog God.