Review LEPROUS ‘Aphelion’

Leprous, the Norwegian prog metal passionists from Notodden, started in 2001 and it took a while before the big day of releasing the debut came. After having published two demos, it happened in 2009 that Leprous premiered with ‘Tall Poppy Syndrome’. The album was a stepstone towards inking a deal with Inside Out Music, the... Continue Reading →

Review NMB ‘Innocence & Danger’

There are artists and bands that seem to benefit from an endless creative flow. One of them is Neal Morse, together with his band members of NMB, formally known as The Neal Morse Band. Now, with the abbreviation being the band name, the quintet will release a next album that continues the streak of extremely... Continue Reading →

Review HANLON‘S RAZOR ‚Paradigm‘

Dutch prog rock enthusiasts Hanlon‘s Razor used the last months for working on an album, being the debut of the project. Hanom‘s Razor, that is the brainchild of Dutch guitarist Louis de Roo and Frank Maarsen. Some the Dutch readers might know the names of the two guys from a band called Terranian that stopped... Continue Reading →

LEPRIOUS unveil a new song and album details

Norwegian Rock outfit Leprous are today introducing a new single entitled “The Silent Revelation” off their upcoming studio album “Aphelion”, out August 27th, 2021 worldwide via InsideOutMusic.Check out “The Silent Revelation” in a video clip directed by Tobias Hole Aasgaarden / South Coast Creative here: https://youtu.be/S7bOg3oercgFollowing up on 2019’s highly acclaimed “Pitfalls” album, LEPROUS recorded “Aphelion” throughout the last year at three different... Continue Reading →

DREAM THEATER announce a new album

Prog metal veterans Dream Theater just announced their next Studio Album, entitled ‚A View From the top of the World’. Release date is October 22nd, 2021 and the album comes via InsideOut Music. “We just love to play our instruments,” observes Petrucci. “That never goes away. I love to be creative, write, and exercise that... Continue Reading →

Review HEAVEN & EARTH ‘V’

It was back in 2017 when Heaven & Earth’s latest longplayer ‘Hard to Kill’ hit the shelves. After four years, Stuart Smith and bandmates return with a new longplayer, simply entitled ‘V’. The new album also marks the return of the band to Frontiers Music who already released the debut in 2000. The fifth Heaven... Continue Reading →

Review VHF ‘Very High Frequency’

VHF stands for Vinciguerra, Hoekstra, Franklin, names that resonate very well when it comes to hard rock and metal. Guitar virtuoso Joel Hoekstra is known from his contribution for bands like Whitesnake, Night Ranger and the Trans Siberian Orchestra. Tony Franklin provides a rock solid groove for Kenny Wayne Shepherd and The Firm, not to... Continue Reading →

News from THE NEAL MORSE BAND

'Innocence & Danger' is the title of the upcoming The Neal Morse Band album that will be available on August 27th via Inside Out Music. With 'Do It All Again' a first single has been unleashed, supported by a video, created by Christian Rios. Mike Portnoy says this about the track, “This was the first... Continue Reading →

O.S.I. re-issue ‘Office of Strategic Influence’ and ‘Free’ on CD and vinyl

On July 30th, O.S.I. will release vinyl and CD re-issues of their classic albums, ‘Office of Strategic Influence’ (2003) and ‘Free’ (2006), via Metal Blade Records - the first time both records will be available on vinyl! ‘Free’ was mastered for vinyl by Alan Douches at West West Side, and 2021 marks the 15th anniversary of this seminal release.‘Office of Strategic Influence’ and ‘Free’ can... Continue Reading →

Review FROST* ‘Day and Age’

Progressive rock outfit Frost* finished work on their newest release 'Day and Age', an album that in the meantime arrived at the record stores. 'Day and Age' is the forth longplayer, Jem Godfrey and bandmates release over the span of 15 years. The outfit is the brainchild of the keyboarder and singer, that started the... Continue Reading →

Review ZOMBI ‘Liquid Crystal’

The fact that Zombi's music reminds of a movie soundtrack doesn't appear out of nowhere. Zombi is very inspired by Italian progressive rock band Goblin that delivered numerous soundtracks with impact. Zombi, that's a duo of passionate musicians, hailing from Pittsburgh: Steve Moore and Anthony Paterra. The band premiered with the 'Cosmos' album back in... Continue Reading →

Review KAYAK ‘Out of This World’

Progressive rock and metal have a strong fanbase in The Netherlands and one of the cornerstone-bands hailing from there is Kayak. The veterans from Hilversum started back in 1972 and can already look back on nearly five decades, split into two eras. After having parted ways in the early eighties, Kayak returned in the early... Continue Reading →

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