The Samurai of Prog


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The Samurai of Prog (in fact a nickname of Marco) started as a project participating in Finnish Progressive Association Colossus's tribute box-sets produced by Marco. TSOP performed for the first time in Tuonen Tytär II in 2008. But, to be precise, TSOP got its final form shortly after that when Marco asked Kimmo to step in for the Italian Marillion-tribute recording. It was not many months before Steve was asked to join – and the permanent Finnish-Italian-US line-up was complete. Read more.

2019 TSOP7 - Toki No Kaze artwork by Ed



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The Samurai of Prog: Toki no Kaze
(The Winds of Time)

The Samurai of Prog return with a new album of originals inspired by Miyazaki’s films. From pastorale to epic, this is symphonic progressive rock of a cinematic scope.

75 minutes of lush orchestration (including violin, flute, saxophone, horns, trumpets and a multitude of keyboard and guitar tones), with ringing Rickenbacker bass and wide dynamic range drums providing backbone throughout.


Featuring compositions and guest performances by

Oliviero Lacagnina (Latte e Miele), Octavio Stampalía (Jinetes Negros),

Elisa Montaldo (Il Tempio delle Clessidre), Luca Scherani (La Coscienza di Zeno), Michele Mutti (La Torre dell’Alchimista), Yuko Tomiyama, plus many more.


Mixed by the Samurai’s own Kimmo Pörsti, with a lush package designed by Ed
Unitsky. Quite possibly the band’s best album to date.

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The Samurai of Prog: Omnibus (SOLD OUT)

A limited edition 4CD Box-Set including:

  • Undercover (2011)

  • Secrets of Disguise 2CD (2013)

  • The Imperial Hotel (2014)


The Box-set contains 38 tracks; 5 hours of music – including almost one hour of previously unreleased bonus tracks - mostly new material.


”Undercover” and ”Secrets of Disguise” have been re-mixed.

Moreover, some of the tracks have been reworked or extended. 


Besides old guests such as Roine Stolt (The Flower Kings) and Jon Davison (Yes) there are new ones like Steve Babb (Glass Hammer), Stefano Galifi (Museo Rosenbach) and Oliviero Lacagnina (Latte e Miele). Altogether there are over 60 guests musicians joining Marco Bernard, Kimmo Pörsti and Steve Unruh. 

Presented in a special package by Ed Unitsky including 32-page booklet 

(original artwork of Undercover and Secrets of Disguise by Davide Guidoni).

2017 TSoP6 - Archiviarum - Cover-Art by



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The Samurai of Prog: Archiviarum

The Samurai of Prog: Archiviarum - a collection of rarities

and special recordings


It is not a "Best of" - album. None of the tracks have been released in The Samurai of Prog-album previously. It is a collection of special recordings which have appeared in different projects that the band has been involved in. Only three of the tracks of the album have been released. However, there are also 4 new original tracks that are prepared for this album only.


Moreover, you can find two covers there, too. They both have a special reason why they have been recorded and included here - explained in the album booklet.


Also in Archiviarum there are featured a bunch of guests from around the world,

for example Oliviero Lacagnina  (Latte e Miele), Lalo Huber (Nexus) and

Stefano "Lupo" Galifi (Museo Rosenbach).

TSoP - On We Sail - cover-artwork by Ed



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The Samurai of Prog: On We Sail   (SOLD OUT)

”The listener also hears something new or something different with every listen due to the multiple instruments and melodic layers”.... ”I like how the band always leave breathing room for the listener to absorb and digest every album according to their individual personalities. The Samurai Of Prog also prove there is still a market for organic uncompressed traditional progressive rock.” - The Power of Prog


”The lyrics and storyline for this fantastic water–themed adventure are perfect and tell some magical tales. Buy this album and enjoy a journey into the way progressive music used to sound at the height of its popularity.” 

- Professor Mark / The Progressive Aspect”

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The Samurai of Prog: Lost and Found 2CD

”All of the six tracks on this double album are of a very high level music wise. Therefore the highest rating of five stars a second time around is very well in place. This release is a must have for everybody who is into retro progressive rock. Highly recommended to those who like the music made by Rick Wakeman, Yes, Jethro Tull, Kansas, Supertramp, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Steve Hackett and Yes back in the good old seventies.” - Henri Strik / Background magazine


”The second disc is composed of just one piece, the fifty-seven minute "The Demise". It is a breathtaking piece of music that fully captures what is/was so special about '70s progressive rock”… ”The Samurai Of Prog will appeal to fans of classic '70s progressive rock like King Crimson, Yes, Gentle Giant and the aforementioned ELP. Really, what's not to like? Lost And Found is quite simply a fantastic album that will be treasured by this reviewer for many years to come.”

- Jon Neudorf / Sea of Tranquility

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