Timeline of progressive rock (1990–99)

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This is a timeline of artists, albums, and events in progressive rock and its subgenres. This article contains the timeline for the period 1990 - 1999.

Contents[edit]

1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999


1990[edit]

Newly formed bands[edit]

Albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Country
29 January 1990 Fish Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors England
1 May 1990 Devil Doll Eliogabalus Italy
13 June 1990 Jeff Lynne Armchair Theatre England
1990 Jun Iona Iona England
23 October 1990 King's X Faith Hope Love USA
1990 After Crying Overground Music Hungary
1990 Asturias Brilliant Streams Japan
1990 Barclay James Harvest Welcome to the Show England
1990 Collage Basnie Poland
1990 Doctor Nerve Did Sprinting Die? USA
1990 Electric Light Orchestra Part Two Electric Light Orchestra Part Two England
1990 Ezra Winston Ancient Afternoons Italy
1990 Halloween Laz France
1990 L'Ensemble Raye Meme en Hiver, Comme un Pinson dans l'Eau Switzerland
1990 Mastermind Volume One USA
1990 MCH Band Es Reut Mich F Czechoslovakia
1990 Minimum Vital Sarabandes France
1990 Ne Zhdali Rhinoceros And Other Forms Of Life Estonia
1990 Nimal Voix De Surface Various
1990 Not Drowning, Waving Tabaran Australia/Papua New Guinea
1990 Ozric Tentacles Erpland England
1990 PFS 279 USA
1990 Providence And I'll Recite an Old Myth Japan
1990 Quaterna Requiem Velha Gravura Brazil
1990 Solaris 1990 Hungary
1990 Tiemko Ocean France
1990 U Totem U Totem USA

Disbandments[edit]

Events[edit]

1991[edit]

Newly formed bands[edit]

Albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Country
5 February 1991 Queen Innuendo England
10 March 1991 Motoi Sakuraba Gikyokuonsou Japan
16 April 1991 Frank Zappa The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life USA
30 April 1991 Yes Union Various
3 June 1991 Hawkwind Palace Springs England
4 June 1991 Frank Zappa Make a Jazz Noise Here USA
14 June 1991 Frank Zappa You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 4 USA
24 June 1991 Marillion Holidays in Eden England
1991 Jul Porcupine Tree On the Sunday of Life England
13 August 1991 Mr. Bungle Mr. Bungle USA
3 September 1991 Rush Roll the Bones Canada
24 September 1991 Magellan Hour of Restoration USA
10 September 1991 Jethro Tull Catfish Rising England
26 October 1991 Fish Internal Exile England
28 October 1991 Genesis We Can't Dance England
1991 Ain Soph Marine Menagerie Japan
1991 Apocalypse Apocalypse Brazil
1991 Banco del Mutuo Soccorso Da qui messere si domina la valle Italy
1991 Daniel Denis Sirius and The Ghosts Belgium
1991 Deus Ex Machina Gladium Caeli Italy
1991 Djam Karet Burning the Hard City USA
1991 Djam Karet Suspension & Displacement USA
1991 Doctor Nerve Beta 14 OK USA
1991 Echolyn Echolyn USA
1991 Galahad Nothing is Written England
1991 Steve Howe Turbulence England
1991 IQ J'ai Pollette D'arnu England
1991 Kenso Yume No Oka Japan
1991 Mastermind Brainstorm USA
1991 Miriodor 3rd Warning Canada
1991 Not Drowning, Waving Proof Australia
1991 Ozric Tentacles Strangeitude England
1991 Pendragon The World England
1991 Sepsis Литургия Безумия (Liturgia Bezumia) Russia

Disbandments[edit]

Events[edit]

1992[edit]

Newly formed bands[edit]

Albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Country
1992 Jan Kingston Wall I Finland
10 March 1992 Tool Opiate USA
11 May 1992 Hawkwind Electric Tepee England
1992 May Devil Doll Sacrilegium Italy
27 June 1992 Emerson, Lake & Palmer Black Moon England
7 July 1992 Dream Theater Images and Words USA
10 July 1992 Frank Zappa You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 5 USA
10 July 1992 Frank Zappa You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore, Vol. 6 USA
31 August 1992 Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells II England
7 September 1992 Roger Waters Amused to Death England
27 October 1992 Frank Zappa Playground Psychotics USA
30 October 1992 King Crimson The Great Deceiver England
9 November 1992 Genesis The Way We Walk, Volume One: The Shorts England
24 November 1992 Pink Floyd Shine On (9-CD box set) England
1992 Nov Porcupine Tree Voyage 34 England
1992 After Crying Megalazottak Es Megszomoritottak Hungary
1992 Ange Les larmes du Dalaï Lama France
1992 Änglagård Hybris Sweden
1992 Ars Nova Fear & Anxiety Japan
1992 Asia Aqua England
1992 Atavism of Twilight Atavism of Twilight USA
1992 Biglietto per l'Inferno Il tempo della semina Italy
1992 Calliope La Terra dei Grandi Occhi Italy
1992 Camel Dust and Dreams England
1992 Casino Casino England
1992 Citizen Cain Serpents in Camouflage Scotland
1992 Galadriel Chasing The Dragonfly Spain
1992 Il Berlione Il Berlione Japan
1992 Il Castello di Atlante Sono io il signore delle terre a Nord Italy
1992 Iona The Book of Kells England
1992 Isildurs Bane The Voyage - A Trip to Elsewhere Sweden
1992 Jadis More than Meets the Eye England
1992 Landberk Riktigt Äkta Sweden
1992 Nuova Era Io e Il Tempo Italy
1992 Pentwater Out of the Abyss USA
1992 Eris Pluvia Rings of Earthly Light Italy
1992 Sithonia Spettacolo Annullato Italy
1992 Xaal On the Way France

Disbandments[edit]

Events[edit]

  • The Yes Union tour ends. Yes reverts to the 1980s lineup (Anderson, Squire, Kaye, Rabin & White).

1993[edit]

Newly formed bands[edit]

Albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Country
11 January 1993 Genesis The Way We Walk, Volume Two: The Longs England
1993 Feb Kingston Wall II Finland
23 March 1993 Frank Zappa Ahead of Their Time USA
6 April 1993 Tool Undertow USA
1993 Apr Jethro Tull 25th Anniversary Box Set England
1993 May Porcupine Tree Up the Downstair England
30 July 1993 Camel Never Let Go England
24 August 1993 Steve Howe The Grand Scheme of Things England
1993 Sep Anekdoten Vemod Sweden
30 September 1993 Dream Theater Live at the Marquee USA
19 October 1993 Rush Counterparts Canada
1993 Nov Porcupine Tree Voyage 34: Remixes England
1993 Barclay James Harvest Caught in the Light England
1993 Ain Soph Five Evolved From Nine Japan
1993 Daniel Denis Les Eaux Troubles Belgium
1993 Deus Ex Machina Deus Ex Machina Italy
1993 Devil Doll The Sacrilege of Fatal Arms Italy
1993 Discipline Push and Profit USA
1993 Echolyn Suffocating the Bloom USA
1993 Echolyn ...and every blossom (EP) USA
1993 Everon Paradoxes Germany
1993 Iona Beyond These Shores England
1993 Glass Hammer Journey of the Dunadan USA
1993 Lars Hollmer & The Looping Home Orchestra Door Floor Something Window Sweden
1993 Iluvatar Iluvatar USA
1993 IQ Ever England
1993 Kenso Live 92 Japan
1993 L'Ensemble Raye Quelques Pièces Détachées Switzerland
1993 LiR Magico Magico! Ireland
1993 Magellan Impending Ascension USA
1993 Montefeltro Il Tempo di Far la Fantasia Italy
1993 Nimal Dis Tanz Various
1993 Not Drowning, Waving Circus Australia
1993 Ozric Tentacles Jurassic Shift England
1993 Pendragon The Window of Life England
1993 Philharmonie Les Elephants Carrillonneurs France
1993 Spacious Mind Cosmic Minds at Play Sweden

Disbandments[edit]

Events[edit]

1994[edit]

Newly formed bands[edit]

Albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Country
7 February 1994 Marillion Brave England
21 March 1994 Yes Talk England
28 March 1994 Pink Floyd The Division Bell England
1994 Apr No-Man Flowermouth England
26 July 1994 Fates Warning Inside Out USA
27 September 1994 Emerson, Lake & Palmer In the Hot Seat England
4 October 1994 Dream Theater Awake USA
18 October 1994 Queensrÿche Promised Land USA
1994 Nov Mastermind Mastermind III: Tragic Symphony USA
1994 Dec Porcupine Tree Staircase Infinities England
1994 5uu's Hunger's Teeth USA
1994 After Crying Fold Es Eg Hungary
1994 Änglagård Epilog Sweden
1994 A Piedi Nudi A Piedi Nudi Italy
1994 Ars Nova Transi Japan
1994 Asia Aria England
1994 Big Big Train Goodbye to the Age of Steam England
1994 Citizen Cain Somewhere But Yesterday Scotland
1994 Collage Moonshine Poland
1994 Deus Ex Machina De Republica Italy
1994 Djam Karet Collaborator USA
1994 Electric Light Orchestra Part II Moment Of Truth England
1994 Enchant A Blueprint of the World USA
1994 Finisterre Finisterre Italy
1994 Halloween Merlin France
1994 Il Trono dei Ricordi Il Trono dei Ricordi Italy
1994 Jadis Across the Water England
1994 Mike Keneally Boil That Dust Speck USA
1994 Kingston Wall III – Tri-Logy Finland
1994 Koenji Hyakkei Hundred Sights of Koenji Japan
1994 Landberk One Man Tell's Another Sweden
1994 Neverne Bebe Neverne Bebe I Serbia
1994 Not Drowning, Waving Hammers Australia
1994 Ozric Tentacles Arborescence England
1994 Pär Lindh Project Gothic Impressions Sweden
1994 Philharmonie Nord France
1994 Roine Stolt The Flower King Sweden
1994 Strangelove Time For The Rest of Your Life England
1994 The EC Nudes Vanishing Point Various
1994 Tipographica Tipographica Japan
1994 U Totem Strange Attractors USA
1994 Versailles Le Tresor de Valliesres France

Disbandments[edit]

Events[edit]

1995[edit]

Newly formed bands[edit]

Albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Country
1995 Feb Porcupine Tree The Sky Moves Sideways England
7 March 1995 Echolyn As The World USA
25 April 1995 King Crimson Thrak England
2 May 1995 Ian Anderson Divinities: Twelve Dances with God England
15 May 1995 Opeth Orchid Sweden
29 May 1995 Pink Floyd Pulse (Live) England
24 June 1995 Marillion Afraid of Sunlight England
11 July 1995 Shadow Gallery Carved In Stone USA
25 July 1995 Arena Songs from the Lion's Cage England
4 September 1995 Jethro Tull Roots to Branches England
19 September 1995 Dream Theater A Change of Seasons USA
10 October 1995 Mr. Bungle Disco Volante USA
27 October 1995 Ayreon The Final Experiment Netherlands
30 October 1995 Hawkwind Alien 4 England
1995 Nov Ozric Tentacles Become the Other England
1995 Dec Anekdoten Nucleus Sweden
1995 Apocalypse Perto do Amanhecer Brazil
1995 Aufklarung De La Tempesta.. l'Oscuro Piacere Italy
1995 Biota Object Holder USA
1995 Birdsongs of the Mesozoic Dancing On A'A USA
1995 Collage Changes Poland
1995 Deus Ex Machina Non Est Ars Quae Ad Effectum Casus Venit Italy
1995 Doctor Nerve Skin USA
1995 Everon Flood Germany
1995 Glass Hammer Perelandra USA
1995 Happy Family Happy Family Japan
1995 Steve Howe Seraphim England
1995 Steve Howe Voyagers England
1995 Hoyry-Kone Hyonteisia voi Rakastaa Finland
1995 Iluvatar Children USA
1995 Iona Journey Into the Morn England
1995 Kasandrin Glas Kasandrin Glas Serbia
1995 Landberk Unaffected Sweden
1995 LiR Nest Ireland
1995 Pangée Hymnemonde Canada
1995 Saga Generation 13 Canada
1995 Spock's Beard The Light USA
1995 The Ancient Veil The Ancient Veil Italy
1995 The Flower Kings Back in the World of Adventures Sweden
1995 Tipographica The Man Who Does Not Nod Japan
1995 White Willow Ignis Fatuus Norway
1995 Los Jaivas Hijos de la Tierra Chile

Disbandments[edit]

Events[edit]

1996[edit]

Newly formed bands[edit]

Albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Country
9 January 1996 Alex Lifeson Victor Canada
15 January 1996 Camel Harbour of Tears England
27 February 1996 Frank Zappa The Lost Episodes USA
1996 Feb Devil Doll Dies Irae Italy
14 May 1996 Amorphis Elegy Finland
20 May 1996 Enchant Wounded USA
1996 May Quidam Quidam Poland
10 September 1996 Rush Test For Echo Canada
17 September 1996 Tool Ænima USA
24 September 1996 Frank Zappa Läther USA
1996 Sep Porcupine Tree Signify England
23 October 1996 Ayreon Actual Fantasy Netherlands
28 October 1996 Yes Keys to Ascension England
1996 Oct Frank Zappa Frank Zappa Plays the Music of Frank Zappa: A Memorial Tribute USA
26 November 1996 Richard Wright Broken China England
20 December 1996 Motoi Sakuraba Shining the Holy Ark Japan
1996 After Crying De Profundis Hungary
1996 Ageness Imageness Finland
1996 Änglagård Buried Alive Sweden
1996 Apocalypse Aurora dos Sonhos Brazil
1996 Arena Pride England
1996 Asia Arena England
1996 Cast Beyond Reality Mexico
1996 D.F.A. Lavori In Corso Italy
1996 Mastermind Until Eternity USA
1996 Deus Ex Machina Diacronie Metronomiche Italy
1996 Discipline Unfolded Like Staircase USA
1996 Divae Determinazione Italy
1996 Eyefear Edge of Existence Australia
1996 Finisterre In Limine Italy
1996 * Finisterre Project Höstsonaten Italy
1996 Steve Howe Homebrew England
1996 IQ Forever Live England
1996 King Crimson Thrakattak England
1996 Koenji Hyakkei II Japan
1996 Landberk Indian Summer Sweden
1996 Miriodor Elastic Juggling Canada
1996 Opeth Morningrise Sweden
1996 Le Orme Il fiume Italy
1996 Pendragon Masquerade Overture England
1996 Philharmonie Rage France
1996 Sinkadus Aurum Nostrum Sweden
1996 Somnambulist Somnambulist USA
1996 Spock's Beard Beware of Darkness USA
1996 Symphony X Divine Wings of Tragedy USA
1996 The Flower Kings Retropolis Sweden
1996 Tipographica God Says I Can't Dance Japan

Disbandments[edit]

Events[edit]

1997[edit]

Newly formed bands[edit]

Albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Country
January 1997 Iona Heaven's Bright Sun England
25 March 1997 Queensrÿche Hear in the Now Frontier
8 April 1997 Frank Zappa Have I Offended Someone? USA
22 April 1997 Fates Warning A Pleasant Shade of Gray USA
6 May 1997 Magellan Test of Wills USA
May 1997 Spock's Beard Kindness of Strangers USA
22 July 1997 Marillion This Strange Engine England
25 July 1997 Dir en grey Missa (EP) Japan
August 1997 Pain of Salvation Entropia Sweden
1 September 1997 Genesis Calling All Stations England
7 September 1997 Enchant Time Lost USA
14 September 1997 Frank Zappa Mystery Disc USA
23 September 1997 Dream Theater Falling into Infinity USA
October 1997 Porcupine Tree Coma Divine – Recorded Live in Rome England
3 November 1997 Yes Keys to Ascension 2 England
22 November 1997 Yes Open Your Eyes England
1997 5uu's Crisis In Clay USA
1997 Apocalypse Lendas Encantadas Brazil
1997 Aviolinee Utopia Aviolinee Utopia Italy
1997 Banco del Mutuo Soccorso Nudo Italy
1997 Barclay James Harvest River of Dreams (England-but released in Germany & Switzerland only) (Imported into uk)
1997 Big Big Train English Boy Wonders England
1997 Boud Deun Astronomy Made Easy USA
1997 Cast Angels and Demons Mexico
1997 Crucible Tall Tales USA
1997 Djam Karet The Devouring USA
1997 Everon Venus Germany
1997 Kasandrin Glas Neko kao ja Serbia
1997 Mastermind Live in Tokyo USA
1997 Flash Psychosync England
1997 The Flower Kings Stardust We Are Sweden
1997 Gatto Marte Danae Italy
1997 IQ Subterannea England
1997 Isildurs Bane MIND Volume 1 Sweden
1997 Lizard 'W Galerii Czasu Poland
1997 Le Orme Elementi Italy
1997 Neverne Bebe Neverne Bebe II Serbia
1997 Pär Lindh Project Mundus Incompertus Sweden
1997 A Piedi Nudi Eclissi Italy
1997 Radio Massacre International Organ Harvest England
1997 Roger Hodgson Rites of Passage USA
1997 Sigur Rós Von Iceland
1997 Ten Jinn Wildman USA
1997 Townscream Nagyvarosi Ikonok Hungary
1997 Volare The Uncertainty Principle USA
1997 Los Jaivas Trilogia: El Reencuentro Chile
1997 Citizen Cain Raising the Stones UK

Disbandments[edit]

Events[edit]

1998[edit]

Newly formed bands[edit]

Albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Country
10 March 1998 Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment USA
10 March 1998 Tortoise TNT USA
1998 Mar Symphony X Twilight in Olympus USA
14 July 1998 Explorers Club Age of Impact USA
1998 Jul Pain of Salvation One Hour by the Concrete Lake Sweden
14 August 1998 Godspeed You! Black Emperor F♯A♯∞ Canada
18 August 1998 Opeth My Arms, Your Hearse Sweden
30 August 1998 Ayreon Into the Electric Castle Netherlands
22 September 1998 Shadow Gallery Tyranny USA
27 October 1998 Marillion Radiation England
1998 Oct Morte Macabre Symphonic Holocaust Sweden
1998 Ad Infinitum Ad Infinitum USA
1998 Apocalypse The Best of Apocalypse Brazil
1998 Arena The Visitor England
1998 Ars Nova The Book of the Dead Japan
1998 A Triggering Myth The Sins of Our Saviours USA
1998 Consorzio Acqua Potabile Robin Delle Stelle Italy
1998 Deus Ex Machina Equilibrismo da Insofferenza Italy
1998 Eldritch El Niño Italy
1998 Enchant Break USA
1998 Forgas Band Phenomena Roue Libre France
1998 Glass Hammer On To Evermore USA
1998 Grovjobb Landet Leverpastej Sweden
1998 Steve Howe Quantum Guitar England
1998 Steve Howe Mothballs England
1998 Höstsonaten Mirrorgames Italy
1998 Interférence Sardines Mare Crisium Canada
1998 IQ Seven Stories into Ninety-Eight England
1998 IZZ Sliver of a Sun USA
1998 Mastermind Excelsior! USA
1998 Mostly Autumn For All We Shared... England
1998 Nathan Mahl The Clever Use of Shadows Canada
1998 Pallas Beat The Drum Scotland
1998 Present Certitudes Belgium
1998 Priam 3 Distances / Irregular Signs France
1998 Quidam Sny aniołów (Angels' Dreams) Poland
1998 Salem Hill The Robbery of Murder USA
1998 Roine Stolt Hydrophonia Sweden
1998 Témpano Atabal Yemal Venezuela
1998 Thinking Plague In Extremis USA
1998 White Willow Ex Tenebris Norway

Disbandments[edit]

Events[edit]

  • Barclay James Harvest announces an extended sabbatical in which the band members would pursue separate projects, which marked the end of the original group.

1999[edit]

Newly formed bands[edit]

Albums[edit]

Release Date Artist Album Country
5 March 1999 Gordian Knot Gordian Knot USA
23 March 1999 Spock's Beard Day for Night USA
29 March 1999 Amorphis Tuonela Finland
1999 Mar Porcupine Tree Stupid Dream England
12 June 1999 Sigur Rós Ágætis byrjun Iceland
15 June 1999 Liquid Tension Experiment Liquid Tension Experiment 2 USA
13 July 1999 Mr. Bungle California USA
28 July 1999 Dir en grey Gauze Japan
23 August 1999 Jethro Tull J-Tull Dot Com England
20 September 1999 Yes The Ladder England
5 October 1999 Neal Morse Neal Morse USA
18 October 1999 Opeth Still Life Sweden
21 October 1999 Camel Rajaz England
26 October 1999 Dream Theater Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes From A Memory USA
1999 Oct Iona Woven Cord England
9 November 1999 Marillion Marillion.com England
16 November 1999 The Flower Kings Flower Power Sweden
1999 Anekdoten From Within Sweden
1999 Ange La Voiture à eau France
1999 Ark Ark Norway
1999 Charming Hostess Eat USA
1999 Deadwood Forest Mellodramatic USA
1999 D.F.A. Duty Free Area Italy
1999 Finisterre In Ogni Luogo Italy
1999 Steve Howe Pulling Strings England
1999 Steve Howe Portraits of Bob Dylan England
1999 Iluvatar A Story Two Days Wide USA
1999 IQ The Lost Attic England
1999 Mizraab Panchi Pakistan
1999 Mostly Autumn The Spirit of Autumn Past England
1999 Mushroom Analog Hi-Fi Surprise USA
1999 NeBeLNeST NeBeLNeST France
1999 Ozric Tentacles Waterfall Cities England
1999 Present No 6 Belgium
1999 Quidam Baja Prog - Live in Mexico '99 Poland
1999 Samla Mammas Manna Kaka Sweden
1999 Sinkadus Cirkus Sweden
1999 Sotos Sotos France
1999 Solaris Nostradamus: Book of Prophecies Hungary
1999 Ten Jinn As On A Darkling Plain USA
1999 The Science Group A Mere Coincidence Various
1999 Universal Totem Orchestra Rituale Alieno Italy
1999 Los Jaivas Mamalluca Chile

Disbandments[edit]

Events[edit]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Lucky, Jerry. The Progressive Rock Files Burlington, Ontario: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc (1998), 304 pages, ISBN 1-896522-10-6 (paperback). Gives an overview of progressive rock's history as well as histories of the major and underground bands in the genre.
  • Macan, Edward. Rocking the Classics: English Progressive Rock and the Counterculture. Oxford: Oxford University Press (1997), 290 pages, ISBN 0-19-509887-0 (hardcover), ISBN 0-19-509888-9 (paperback). Analyzes progressive rock using classical musicology and also sociology.