IQ’s second album made a big impact when it was originally released in 1985 and became a milestone in progressive rock circles. Long since deleted in vinyl format, GEP are finally reissuing the album pressed on 140g green marble disc in a sumptuous gatefold sleeve featuring Peter Nicholls’ original cover art together with brand new..
It is very appropriate that two of Italy's leading progressive metal bands should release their latest albums in the same month which means that we have a feast of rock to revel in as DGM join Secret Sphere in putting out another hard rock masterpiece. DGM came together in 1994 and I actually spent my..
Secret Sphere is a quite outstanding Italian rock band that has successfully fused symphonic and progressive metal with a hint of pomp rock to become probably one of the best bands you have never heard of or maybe only just have a passing acquaintance with. In truth, I simply cannot understand why they have not..
It’s been more than a decade since Inculter’s inception in a town called Fusa in Norway, and they have delivered two full-lengths and one EP of blistering thrash since. Their third album Morbid Origin will be released next Friday, four years after the excellent Fatal Visions. The band is still comprised of Remi André Nygård..
Dutch/American trio Gilded Form brings you the spiritual side of stoner/doom with their calm, introspective and minimal music ideal for pondering and reflection. Inspired by giants like Earth, early Santana and Bohren & der Club of Gore, their single-song, self-titled debut lifts up its listeners onto divine rays of grandeur into infinity.Gilded Form is founded by members..
Acoustic guitar virtuoso Jon Gomm and acclaimed composer Jo Quail have announced details on the 'Parallel Worlds Tour' set to take place across the UK in December this year and into January 2024. Jon Jon Gomm, the singer-songwriter and acoustic solo performer based in Yorkshire, known for his once-seen-never-forgotten guitar style is one of only three artists to have..
Progressive Art Rock luminaries The Pineapple Thief return with new album 'It Leads To This' out February 9th on Kscope.The Pineapple Thief revel in opposing forces. Muscle and fragility. Chaos and precision. Distorted introspection and warm, dreamlike expanse. Conceived in 1999 by Bruce Soord, the progressive quartet underwent a rebirth in 2017 with the arrival of Gavin Harrison..
The Swedish indie rock outfit Amaunet is back. Following the release of their 2020 self-titled EP and 2021's While I'm Living EP, the band is now set to release their debut full-length studio album Home via Lövely Records. Inspired by a wide spectrum of genres and musical eras, including alternative rock bands from the 00s..
a gloriously enjoyable melting pot of full-fat prog goodness with none of the carbohydrates removed The Swan Chorus are, for those not aware, a prog outfit based in Liverpool. This, their second album, has been some time coming as their self-titled debut came out a full five years ago back in 2018. It was a..
When this record originally came out in 2003, it represented a paradigm shift in the band's approach to composition, seeing them side-line their metal roots from the forefront of their arsenal. The band replaced that with a new insight into ambience, atmospherics, and progressive rock which, together with Mikael Åkerfeldt's signature lyricality and musicianship, created a record..