Vulkan – Technatura

Vulkan (the Swedish word for Volcano) is a heavy progressive rock band from Karlstad, Sweden. They started out in 2006, making a few recordings under a different name which they later changed to reflect the heavier sound they were creating. Heavy, epic and with a true sense of melody wrapped within a musical structure that..

Figures – Operating In Unsafe Mode

The alternative music scene in Melbourne, Australia in the 2010’s was dominated by two major genres: Old-school hard rocking Acca-Dacca Aussie rock, and the new kid on the block: Progressive Rock. Thanks in the latter to the major success of Aussie-prog aficionados Karnivool, a horde of local bands was unleashed, seeking to build on the magic,..

Frank Zappa – The Mothers 1970 (Zappa / Universal)

Without having done the math, it's quite possible that we have reached the point where there have been more posthumous volumes in the Frank Zappa catalogue than were released while he was alive. Hardcore fans continue to be spoiled by the endless wellspring that is the Zappa Family Trust, whose every trip to the vault..

Geoff Tyson – Drinks With Infinity (Cargo Records)

Geoff Tyson is a California-born guitarist with a long history, but who is only just now releasing his first full-on solo guitar instrumental album. Tutored on classical piano as a boy, Tyson’s world was turned upside-down when he first heard Eddie Van Halen and became a guitar convert. As soon as he hit his teens..

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..