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Album review: VINNIE MOORE – Soul Shifter

VINNIE MOORE - Soul Shifter

Mind’s Eye Music [Release date 09.10.19] What does a still-relevant guitarist do when his main band says farewell?  You keep releasing solo albums, that’s what.  Vinnie Moore’s last solo outing was in 2015 – Aerial Visions – but in fairness … Continue reading

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Album review: GLEB KOLYADIN – s/t

Gleb Kolyadin

KScope [Release date 23.02.18] Gleb Kolyadin is one half of the highy-rated (and award-winning) Russian progsters iamthemorning.  This, his first solo album, reveals his inspirations no more so than on the breezy opener ‘Insight’, ‘Kaleidoscope’ and ‘Echo Sigh Strand’.  These … 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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Album review: BILLY SHERWOOD – Citizen

BILLY SHERWOOD – Citizen

Frontiers Records [Release date 06.11.15] Billy Sherwood, man of many talents and currently bassist for Yes, has assembled an impressive cast of guest musicians for his “Citizen” album…but the question has to be can it deliver when so many of … Continue reading

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Album review: SHWIZZ – My Good Side/My Bad Side

SHWIZZ – My Good Side/My Bad Side

CD Baby [Release date 16.05.15] There’s something stirring on the Stateside prog rock scene, from the exciting new bands populating the festival circuit to the upswing in independent releases. Look no further than New Yorkers ShwizZ for further evidence. They … 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: THE PROG COLLECTIVE – Epilogue

The Prog Collective

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra Records [Release date 14.10.13] Billy Sherwood is a busy man.  The one-time Yes guitarist/keyboard player has carved out a niche coordinating a myriad of projects in recent years – some with a prog angle,  others with a ‘tribute’ … Continue reading

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