Hard Rock and Metal, that means guitar riffs and a roaring rhythm section, all with an iconic frontman in the center. Often placed in the background and away from the spotlight are keyboarders and their instrument. All the more it is important that top line keyboarders step out of the shades to promote instrument and... Continue Reading →
In normal times, Long Distance Calling should put the last dots on the 'i', preparing for the 'Seats & Sounds' shows, but the pandemic sticked a needle in this endeavor. The tour is postponed to next year, but even COVID-19 can't stop the quartet from playing live. Not only the bands have to suffer these... Continue Reading →
Neal Morse is a highly gifted musician and songwriter with skills and creativity that elevate a lot of records with him being involved from very good to extraordinary. One outlet for his endless creative flow is when he works on solo records of which 'Sola Gratia' marks the newest one. 'Sola Gratia' is Morse's ninth... Continue Reading →
Devin Townsend will release with ‘Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1’ a new album on the October 23rd, 2020. The release is a a live album, documenting the 2019 Winter Tour through Europe. A first clip has been unveiled and here is 'Genesis': https://youtu.be/qtgv89oLCOU Devin comments: “Here is the first song we’ve chosen to release from the... Continue Reading →
'PANTHER' is a truly progressive album and the fact that it will lead to discussions shows, that the band evolves and doesn't stand still. Daniel Gildenlöw and band mates are masters when it comes to adding new aspects to their music without losing the roots. 'PANTHER', that is Pain Of Salvation and still different, a stretch not many bands can do.
'Cover to Cover' is a fun project and it's noticeable that Prog and Metal are not really the focus while selecting songs. Instead, the guys follow their passion for very-well crafted Rock music on this album and by that pay homage to their musical heroes. All three albums are certainly worth discovering and listening to. Timeless music.
'Feeling Are Good' is an album that is best enjoyed on a grey and rainy Sunday on the sofa with headphones on. This album proves musical sustainability instead of being easy-consumable musical fast food.
World acclaimed keyboardist Derek Sherinian, (Sons of Apollo, Black Country Communion), one of the most significant keyboard players of the modern era, has signed to InsideOutMusic for the release of his new solo album ‘The Phoenix’ on the 18th September 2020, his first since 2011’s ‘Oceana’. Derek comments: "I truly feel that this is my... Continue Reading →
Kansas and 'The Absence of Presence', that is sophisticated rock, rooted in the '70s merged with a modern sound and a lively dynamic, ensured by a modern production. This album is definitely a recommendation for anyone who calls himself a rock fan.
Neal Morse announces the release of ‘Sola Gratia’, his new solo progressive rock concept album, on the 11th September 2020. Originating from a seed planted in his mind about writing a record based on the apostle Paul, ‘Sola Gratia’ quickly came together at the beginning of 2020. The album sees Neal working with long-time collaborators Mike Portnoy,... Continue Reading →
'How Do We Want to Live?' is both, conceptually and musically, a masterpiece that fits perfectly into the current times. Long Distance Calling extend their own sound with electronic elements, making the album even tighter and more intense without sacrificing the typical Long Distance Calling trademarks. The four guys build on 'How Do We Want to Live?', a world of sound that fascinates and inspires you to ask yourself the basic question of this album - how do you want to live?. One thing is certain. The way I want to live is for sure with this album.
Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy & Randy George recently announced their return to the Cover To Cover series of albums with ‘Cov3r To Cov3r’, the brand new third instalment. Featuring their renditions of classic tracks by the likes of King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Gerry Rafferty, David Bowie & more (including their cover of ‘No Opportunity Necessary,... Continue Reading →
'Virus' is not just a sequel to 'Vector'. It also shows that Haken are still growing and evolving, but have found their own basic sound signature. Prog rock and prog metal fans will love 'Virus' and even newcomers to Haken will be impressed by soundscapes that are certainly not off the shelf. This 'Virus' is a virus you want get infected with.
Kansas, America’s legendary progressive rock band, has released another new song and music video for their song 'Jets Overhead' taken from the band’s highly anticipated new studio album 'The Absence of Presence' out June 26, 2020 through Inside Out Music. Fans can listen and watch the music video at this link: https://youtu.be/uLY4KMirXKA "'Jets Overhead' has... Continue Reading →