Tag Archives: Dream Theater

Album review: SONS OF APOLLO – Psychotic Symphony

SONS OF APOLLO - Psychotic Symphony

Inside Out [Release date 20.10.17] Sons Of Apollo only formed earlier this year and come labelled with the ‘supergroup’ tag, which can be a blessing or a curse – luckily a blessing in Sons Of Apollo case. The Sons Of … Continue reading

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Album review: RIK EMMETT & RESolution 9 – RES9

Rik Emmett - RES9

Provogue [Release date 11.11.16] Rik Emmett’s RESolution 9 is a beacon of quality on a sometimes bewilderingly fragmented rock landscape. Emmett’s 26 year solo career reflects the fact that he’s a gifted songwriter with something meaningful to say. When he … Continue reading

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Gig review: THE WINERY DOGS/ Inglorious – Bristol O2 Academy, 2 February 2016

THE WINERY DOGS - Bristol O2 Academy, 2 February 2016

Mike Portnoy announces to the crowd that The Winery Dogs don’t often play outside of the main cities of London/Manchester, so the Bristol fans wasted no opportunity to sign up for something special and – although not a sell out … Continue reading

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Album review: DREAM THEATER – The Astonishing

DREAM THEATER - The Astonishing

Roadrunner Records [Release date 29.01.16] Epic. Sprawling. Career defining? Perhaps. Dream Theater have unleashed upon its adoring fans an album of such substantial girth that it makes the job of reviewing it reasonably tough. DT are known for super long … Continue reading

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EP review: OZAI – Ozai

https://www.facebook.com/OzaiBand/ I don’t customarily review albums older than a couple of months. By that point it’s been out long enough that people have likely already gotten it and made their own decision on what they’re hearing. In fact, it’s really … Continue reading

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Album review: NEAL MORSE – Morsefest!

NEAL MORSE - Morsefest!

www.nealmorse.com [Release date 21.08.15] This is a massive box set, which you can get either as 2 disc Blu-Ray or a 4 CD/2 DVD set. Obviously aimed at the fans, as Neal Morse performs two of his keynote solo albums, … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FESTIVAL Day 1 – Mote Park, Maidstone, 25 July 2015

Scorpions - Ramblin

Photo: Paul Rodgers Another summer and yet another new festival joins the ranks of the many. This one however had the classic rock fraternity foaming at the mouth with a line up which comprised some of the biggest names in … Continue reading

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Album review: NEXT TO NONE – A Light In The Dark

NEXT TO NONE - A Light In The Dark

Inside Out [Release date 29.06.15] When I was about 14 years old, I got beaten up by the meanest, toughest, most fearless kid in school – and he was only 10…not my finest hour. Now, at the ripe old age … Continue reading

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News: ALIEN ANT FARM, MAGMA, BLUE OYSTER CULT – Saturday 31 January 2015

Blue Oyster Cult - HARD ROCK HELL, Pwllheli, 15 November 2014

Ramblin’ Fair Festival have announced the support bands for headliners Scorpions on Saturday. They include Dream Theater, Blue Oyster Cult, Saxon and FM. Burning Rain replace Circus Maximus at the Frontiers festival in Italy. MAGMA May 07 Manchester RNCM May … Continue reading

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News: DREAM THEATER, MATT SCHOFIELD, MILAN POLAK – Sunday 11 January 2015

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Milan Polak has signed with a new record label, distributed by Universal and his new album is due in the spring. Kansas will premiere their documentary of the band’s history, ‘Miracles Out Of Nowhere’, at the 30th Annual Santa Barbara … Continue reading

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News: ULI JON ROTH, QUEENSRYCHE, DREAM THEATER – Friday 9 January 2015

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Edsel Records will release two box sets spanning the career of The Sound on 16th February. On February 10th ‘Journey: The Frontiers Tour’ is released in the US on CD. The show was recorded on July 21st 1983 at the … Continue reading

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DVD review: TRANSATLANTIC – KaLiveoscope

TRANSATLANTIC - KaLiveoscope

Inside Out [Release date: 28.10.14] I’m maybe the wrong person to review this DVD.  Or perhaps the best.  Because while I’m familiar with the name and the fact the band’s a side project ‘supergroup’ I couldn’t previously have told you … Continue reading

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Gig review: FLYING COLORS – Islington Assembly Hall, London,13 October 2014

Flying Colors - Islington Assembly Hall, London, 13 October 2014

Due to the queuing system for the gig (they really need to have more than one person manning the ticket desk) I missed most of the support set from guitarist John Wesley (he’s worked with Porcupine Tree, Fish and more … Continue reading

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Album review: FLYING COLORS – Second Nature

FLYING COLORS – Second Nature

Music Theories Recordings/Mascot [Release date 06.10.14] Flying Colors, the prog rock supergroup, are back with their second album just two years after their exceptionally strong debut release.  Can they match that high standard? You bet they can! If anything this … Continue reading

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Album review: BRIAN MAILLARD – Reincarnation

Brian Maillard - Reincarnation

www.brianmaillard.com [Release date: 01.02.14] Brian Mailliard is an accomplished guitarist who came to wider attention with the band Solid Vision and perhaps more widely with the ill-fated if rather good Dominici albums (2005-7) fronted by original Dream Theater vocalist Charlie … Continue reading

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Quick plays: ASTRA, DEAD END HEROES, ROXIE 77, THE GHOST WOLVES

ASTRA – Broken Balance Scarlet Records [Released 15.04.14] Progressive metallers Astra  return on the scene with their third album with their last album being 2009′s ‘From Within’ (Lion Music). The  band are centered around keyboard wizard Emanuele Casali (DGM) although … Continue reading

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Album review: INCURA – S/T

Inside Out [Released 24th February 2014] This Canadian band Incura have been around since 2003 having released a series of EP’s and this is their first album given a full release. Two things strike you on first listen, the high … Continue reading

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Gig review: DREAM THEATER – Manchester O2 Apollo, 13 February 2014

Dream Theater - Manchester O2 Apollo, 13 February 2014

With the ‘Along For The Ride’ tour announced as a three-hour event, I couldn’t help wondering if the merch stall would be pushing Majesty symbol-branded thermos flasks, travel rugs and even smelling salts.  Having witnessed Dream Theater on previous tours, … Continue reading

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Album review: DEREK SHERINIAN – Reissues (Inertia,Black Utopia,Mythology,Blood Of The Snake,Molecular Heinosity)

Derek Sherinian - Inertia

Armoury Records (re-issues) [Release date 10.02.14] Sherinian came to wider attention with Dream Theater in 1994 and since he left that band in 1999 the volume of his session work has grown along with stints in Black Country Communion and … Continue reading

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Album review: FLYING COLORS – Live In Europe

Mascot 2CD+DVD+BluRay+vinyl ltd edition [Release date 14.10.13] Flying Colors are (whisper it quietly) a supergroup consisting of Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy, Steve Morse, Dave LaRue (Dixie Dregs) and Casey McPherson (Endochine/Alpha Rev). They released a superbly enjoyable debut album last … Continue reading

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