Tag Archives: progressive metal

Album review: THRESHOLD – Legends Of The Shires

Threshold - Legends Of the Shires

Nuclear Blast [Release date 08.09.17] Threshold have been in the metal news a lot recently after vocalist Damian Wilson left the band in March and they announced former vocalist Glynn Morgan was returning to the band – he left them back … Continue reading

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Album review: EXIST – So True, So Bound

Exist - So True, So Bound

Prosthetic Records [Release date 09.06.17] I’ve made it no secret my undying love for all things Chuck Schuldiner (Death, Control Denied…not so much Voodookult) and even the band Cynic formed by former members of Death ranks as some of my … Continue reading

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Gig review: DELAIN, Evergrey – O2 Ritz, Manchester, 12 November 2016

DELAIN - O2 Ritz, Manchester, 12 November 2016

In May 2013, David Randall chatted to Charlotte Wessels at the time of the release of their first mini-album for Napalm Records,  ‘Interlude’.  Their chat includes references to the early development of the band, the split from the Roadrunner label, … Continue reading

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Quick plays: REDLINE MESSIAH, OPERATION: MINDCRIME, SEVENTH WONDER

Redline Messiah

REDLINE MESSIAH Buzzbomd Records Redline Messiah hail from the Mid-West and are made up from a melting pot of Chicago and California punk and metal veterans. Having formed only last year, the band’s debut album is a punk laced melodic … Continue reading

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Album review: TILT – Hinterland

TILT - Hinterland

Tilt Music Some albums come out of nowhere with no expectations and simply blow you away musically. Tilt’s debut ‘Hinterland’ is one of those albums and I was hooked from the first playing of this album. The album itself has … Continue reading

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Album review: KARMAKANIC – Dot

KARMAKANIC – DOT

Inside Out – Out Now. Fans of Progressive Rock music really need not be told who Jonas Reingold is. Most of the bands that this tall and highly talented Swede has been involved in (see Kaipa, The Flower Kings, The … Continue reading

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Album review: EVERGREY – The Storm Within

EVERGREY - The Storm Within

AFM Records [Release date 09.09.16] Evergrey very nearly called it a day a few years back but they regrouped with drummer Jonas Ekdahl and guitarist Henrik Danhage rejoining the band. 2014′s ‘Hymns For The Broken’ was a real return to … Continue reading

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Album review: BEHOLDER – Reflections

Beholder - Reflections

Razorline [Release date 12.04.16] Since 2003 Beholder have been tearing venues up all around the country. The band from the UK Midlands have been flying the flag for British Heavy Metal and Progressive Metal in the underground scene amassing a … Continue reading

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Album review: CIRCUS MAXIMUS – Havok

CIRCUS MAXIMUS - Havok

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Release date 18.03.16] Circus Maximus have been around since 2000 and this is album number four from them. Previously they have been more into straight ahead prog metal recalling bands like Kamelot and Symphony X, this time though … Continue reading

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Gig review: THRESHOLD – O2 Islington Academy, London, 24 January 2016

THRESHOLD - O2 Islington Academy, London, 24 January 2016

This was a progressive/symphonic metal triple-header, but sadly I only caught the dying embers of the Damnation Angels as I ascended the stairs. Pretty good it sounded too, but the Northern Line had effectively robbed me of the set. French … Continue reading

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Quick plays: ASHBY, AMELIA WHITE, SHADES OF SORROW

ASHBY - Fragmental

ASHBY Fragmental [Release date 13.11.15] Ashby are a progressive rock quintet from Germany. Fronted by Sabina Mosel, three thoughts immediately struck me a vocal symmetry with Sam Brown and Doris Brendel, a proggy sound that put the band in a … Continue reading

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Album review: QUEENSRYCHE – Condition Human

QUEENSRYCHE - Condition Human

Century Media [Release date 02.10.15] Queensryche release their second studio album featuring former Crimson Glory vocalist Todd La Torre just a couple of weeks after former vocalist Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindchrime released their latest album.  Coincidence or deliberate timing? Either … Continue reading

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Album review: ROYAL HUNT – XIII : Devil’s Dozen

ROYAL HUNT – XIII : Devil’s Dozen

Frontiers Records [Release date 21.08.15] Danish progressive metal kings Royal Hunt return with “Devil’s Dozen” which is, surprise surprise, their 13th studio album. The man behind Royal Hunt and its music always has been (and always will be) keyboard maestro … Continue reading

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Album Review: – PYOGENESIS – A Century In The Curse Of Time

AFM Records [release date 14.08.15] Pyogenesis are back with “A Century In The Curse Of Time”…their first studio album in over 13 years…but as I’ve never heard of them this isn’t really much of a concern. The accompanying press release … Continue reading

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Interview: HENRIK DANHAGE (Evergrey) – June 2015

Henrik Danhage - Evergrey

Five years ago Progressive Power metallers Evergrey looked as if they were heading nowhere, their towering front man actually contemplating calling it quits. Today, however, things could not have been any different as the Gothenburg-based quintet is a well-oiled machine, … Continue reading

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Quick plays: HEKZ, STARSET, HANNE KOLSTO

HeKz - Caerus

HEKZ – Caerus Cherry Red Records [Released 03.11.14] This is the second album from up and coming UK based progressive metal band HeKz. They have been picked up by Cherry Red Records who will do a good job I am … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – December 2014 highlights

Mixcloud

December 2014 Highlights More information at the dedicated website Check back here as we add new features throughout the month. All times, GMT We are posting selected shows to our Mixcloud page. Photo: Simon Dunkerley Special features this month Christmas … Continue reading

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Interview with TOM S ENGLUND & JOHAN NIEMANN (Evergrey) – 22 August 2014

Evergrey

Less than a year ago, following another unwanted line-up change, Evergrey were on the brink of calling it a day. A few months later, Evergrey welcomed back in its ranks two of its most important old members and with their … Continue reading

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Album review: EVERGREY – Hymns For The Broken

Evergrey - Hymns For The Broken

www.afm.de AFM Records [Released 26.09.14] First off fans of the band should be glad main man Tom S. Englund kept the band going as at one point he had seriously considered calling time on the band. However having two returning … Continue reading

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Album review: BIGELF – Into The Maelstrom

BIGELF – Into The Maelstrom

Inside Out – Out Now. Back in 2010, Prog Metal’s finest band Dream Theater went on the road in support of their then latest album “Black Clouds & Silver Linings” and with them brought us as an opening act the … Continue reading

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