July 5, 2020

Feature posts

GOLDRAY – FEEL THE CHANGE (Akashik Records)

If there’s one thing Goldray, Kenwyn House (ex-Reef) and Leah Rasmussen, cannot be accused of, it’s rushing. In existence now for around a decade, Feel the Change is only their second studio album, following on from 2017’s debut album, Rising, though part of the reason for this is Kenwyn being committed to completing projects undertaken..

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HIDDEN PHASE – THE DEVIANT PLACE THEORY

I can’t say I’d ever heard of this French unnamed duo.  Apparently, they’re from Angers (coincidentally the twin town of my home town, St Helens), but there seem to be few other details about them. The album is composed of eight songs; Sell Your World, Scars, Revelation, The Growl, Disturbing, The Curve Of Forgotten Things, Cause..

Heathen discuss new single ‘The Blight’ in album trailer. Pre-order available

Bay Area thrash legends HEATHEN recently revealed their fourth studio album entitled, Empire of the Blind, will be released on September 18th via Nuclear Blast Records. Today, the band has released the first album trailer. HEATHEN comments: "We are very pleased to announce Empire of the Blind! It's been another 10 years but we are finally back with a new HEATHEN album. Fine wine takes..

NEAL MORSE ANNOUNCES NEW SOLO CONCEPT ALBUM

Neal Morse is pleased to announce 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..

Mushroomhead – A Wonderful Life (Napalm Records)

It has been easy to wave off Mushroomhead. Eight people with masks - and in their early days - boiler suits. Have we not seen this before? The constant comparison with Slipknot has dogged the band despite history showing that Mushroomhead pre-date the Iowan mob by a couple of years and have a more alt...

ELECTRIC MUD – Quiet Days On Earth (TimeZone)

Now, where to begin with Electric Mud - as it will surely be necessary to start near to the beginning to explain an outfit like this, who will be unjustly unfamiliar to a lot of potential listeners I am certain. First and foremost, Electric Mud are a German instrumental progressive rock duo, consisting of Hagen..

Music Venues Trust and #SAVEOURVENUES Campaign – Support from Marshalls Amps, T-shirt launched to raise funds

In partnership with the Music Venue Trust, Marshall Amplification have launched a special t-shirt as part of their support of the #saveourvenues campaign. All proceeds from the t-shirt will help fund grassroots music venues through the continued economic threats and challenges they face. Taken from UK rockers Bad Touch's latest single, a rock and roll cover of Kiki Dee's 1974 hit I've Got..

THE TANGENT launch first single from forthcoming album

The Tangent, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, recently announced the release of their 11th studio album Auto Reconnaissance on 21st August 2020. The follow-up to 2018’s Proxy, sees them continuing the band philosophy of celebrating the golden age of prog, whilst bringing it to the present and exploring new paths for the music to..

PARALYDIUM – Worlds Beyond (Frontiers Music)

Paralydium is another new band from Stockholm, Sweden, being formed in 2015 - with Worlds Beyond being their very exciting debut release. The level of sophistication and maturity shown on this album is quite amazing, which really should come as no surprise as the three-track EP called The Paralydium Project (the band’s original name before..

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