CD review SOTO ‘Origami’

(9/10) 'Origami', that's the title of Jeff Scott Soto's newest album. Origami, the traditional Chinese paper folding technique demands passion, dexterity and creativity, something Soto's newest album reflects too and in that sense the title couldn't have been chosen much better. Jeff Scott Soto is a restless mind when it comes to music. Sons Of... Continue Reading →

CD review PORT NOIR ‘The New Routine’

(8/10) The first time I heard of Port Noir was three years ago when the guys released with 'A New Way the Wind Carries' their cool sophomore longplayer. The next step for me was seeing them live while supporting Pain Of Salvation on their 2017 tour, which brought the band to Leiden. Having played an... Continue Reading →

CD review LONELY ROBOT ‘Under Stars’

(8/10) ‘Under Stars’ is the final chapter of a trilogy that began in 2015 with an album entitled ‘Please Come Home’. The following chapter ‘The Big Dream’ continued the concept in 2017 and another two years later it’s this release that marks the closing chapter. The creative mind behind this trilogy of Lonely Robot is... Continue Reading →

CD review DEVIN TOWNSEND ‘Empath’

(10/10) Canadian guitar wizard Devin Townsend is an extremely creative mind. Musical ideas and thoughts manifests themselves in a lot of songs, spread out over many longplayers and it's impossible to put a certain label on Townsend's music. The music is certainly rooted in heavy metal and progressive metal, but Townsend takes things much wider... Continue Reading →

New SOTO album in May

After having inked a deal with Inside Out Music Soto announced a new album. ‘Origami’ is the title of the new release, an album that features ten songs. Release date will be May 24th, 2019. Jeff Scott Soto states: “This is a song co-written with a long time collaborator of mine in Brazil, Leo Mancini,... Continue Reading →

CD review THE MUTE GODS ‘Atheists & Believers’

(8/10) The Mute Gods is a team of well-respected musicians in the field of progressive rock music. Nick Beggs (Steven Wilson, Steve Hackett), Roger King (Steve Hackett) and Marco Minnemann (The Aristocrats, The Sea Within) are the heart of the band that releases with ‘Atheistis and Believers’ their third album. The new longplayer also features... Continue Reading →

PORT NOIR announced a new album

Swedish alternative rockers Port Noir announced a new album. It's entitled 'The New Routine' and is the first one the band releases through Inside Out Music. The album will be available on May 1oth and this is the tracklist: 1. Old Fashioned2. Flawless3. Blow4. Champagne5. Low Lights6. 137. Young Bloods8. Define Us9. Drive10. Down For... Continue Reading →

Listen to ‘Genesis’ from DEVIN TOWNSEND

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend recently announced the release of his forthcoming new album ‘Empath’ for the 29th March 2019, and today sees the launch of the first single from the album. Watch the epic new video for ‘Genesis’ HERE: Devin comments: Hey all :)It’s with great pride (and a healthy dose of trepidation) that I can finally present to you... Continue Reading →

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