CD review KANSAS ‘The Absence of Presence’

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.

News NEAL MORSE album in September

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 →

MORSE/PORTNOY/GEORGE launch a new video

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 →

CD review HAKEN ‘Virus’

'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.

News from LONG DISTANCE CALLING

German sound architects Long Distance Calling have announced their new album for the end of June (June 26th via Inside Out Music). 'How Do You Want to Live?' is the meaningful title of a longplayer that seamlessly ties in with the past highlights from Long Distance Calling.With 'Hazard' and 'Voices' two new tracks have already... Continue Reading →

CD review FROST* ‘Others’

Frost* in May, but no worries, it is not a climatic phenomena. Frost*, the band, releases with 'Others' a new EP which is actually not that new. Jem Godfrey and his band mates have recorded six tracks, which are left overs from their 'Falling Satellites' session. Initially, the 2016 released album was planned as a... Continue Reading →

CD review YOGI LANG ‘4 Songs Live’

'4 Songs Live' is a lively release that spreads joy through great music, emotions and feeling. Elegant melodies and sensitive vocals make the album a relaxing journey through worlds of sound. '4 Songs Live' is a soundtrack that helps to slow down in hectic times.

HAKEN launch a new video

Progressive rockers Haken recently revealed their new studio album ‘Virus’, the follow-up to 2018’s acclaimed album ‘Vector’, will be released 5th June 2020. Now they are pleased to launch the video for the album’s second single ‘Canary Yellow’, a striking animated clip created by Crystal Spotlight. Watch it now here. The band comments: “For Canary Yellow, we went in a... Continue Reading →

CD review KATATONIA ‘City Burials’

Stockholm-enrooted Katatonia went through some morphing over the last three decades. Was the start based on a passion for Death Metal, the Swedes moved more and more towards becoming the masters of melancholy, a vibe that's embedded in progressive Rock- and Metal songs. After having toured extensively in 2018, the band decided to enter a... Continue Reading →

CD review PURE REASON REVOLUTION ‘Eupnea’

'Eupnea' is an album with a good flow. Although having some layers weaved into the different songs, melodies are always in forefront, which makes this longplayer to a sensitive, but also rocking one. 'Eupnea' helps to get to normal, good, unlabored breathing while still being excited.

DVD review THE NEAL MORSE BAND ‘The Great Adventour – Live in Brno 2019’

'The Great Adventour - Live in Brno 2019' will bring a lot of joy and entertainment to the homes of Prog Rock fans. It's a really cool thing to see the protagonists live at work, but last but not least it's the music being the golden nugget of The Neal Morse Band. To enjoy it you might want to close your eyes once in a while, allowing you to dive into the world of the greatness of sounds by The Neal Morse Band.

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