A couple of months ago Amorphis guitarist Tomi Koivusaari announced his long-awaited solo project BJØRKØ, which features an array of stellar guest vocals and collaborations. The second single to be released from that body of work is Magenta, featuring Mariska. The debut upcoming album Heartrot is due 1st December 2023 via Svart Records. One of two songs on the album that are..
This is quite clearly a band who have a vast array of influences and tastes, and want to reflect that as much as possible within the confines of a CD which can fit under the progressive 'umbrella' You know that old saying about buses, waiting for ages then two coming at once? Well, veteran proggers..
Acclaimed musician Warren Haynes has unveiled a dynamic and historic multi-CD/DVD/vinyl set, The Benefit Concert Volume 20. Out December 8th via Evil Teen Records/Mascot Label Group, the anticipated collection features electrifying performances from icons like Dave Grohl, Eric Church, Joe Bonamassa, Jim James, Gov't Mule, Grace Potter, and Mike Gordon, among many others, recorded live at Haynes' 30th annual Christmas Jam on December 7 and 8, 2018 in Asheville, North..
Organs swirl, drums and bass lock sharply into hypnotic riffs, guitars crunch, squeal, and drift into wobbly, smoky dimensions. Paradise! Nektar are more likely to be found in record collections of the snowier-haired among us than thumping through the ear buds of the rising generation, but the string of psychedelic-tinged prog albums they recorded in..
On the heels of his critically acclaimed fall 2023 US tour, the five-time Grammy-nominated guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd has released You Can't Love Me, the latest single from his upcoming album Dirt On My Diamonds, Vol. 1, out Nov 17th via Provogue Records/Mascot Label Group. You Can't Love Me is a sonic embodiment of Shepherd's modern vision for blues, with evocative..
Arizona death-crusters GO AHEAD AND DIE unleash their caustic sophomore album Unhealthy Mechanisms via Nuclear Blast Records. A torrential whirlwind born from the livid minds of Igor Amadeus Cavalera (Healing Magic) and Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Cavalera Conspiracy). This new installment to the band's dystopian catalogue is a fresh dive into the madness of society and the pollution that ravages our minds. In celebration of the new..
Followers of these pages may be aware of Cherry Red Records’ ongoing history of prog, recorded in a series of lavishly-notated CD boxed sets. They are currently up to 1974, which is represented by this 4 CD set on the label’s Esoteric imprint, containing well over five hours’ worth of music from the veritable heyday..
After their last two successful albums Abrahadabra and Eonian, DIMMU BORGIR herald their 30-year legacy by releasing, together for the first time, a collection of their cover songs. The album Inspiratio Profanus is being announced with the release of the thunderous first single, Black Metal by the extreme metal pioneers VENOM. The album Inspiratio Profanus will be released on December 8th via Nuclear Blast Records. Silenoz comments: "We're..
Grammy-nominated extreme power metal pioneers DRAGONFORCE will release their massive new album, Warp Speed Warriors, on March 15, 2024! The legendary band of guitar virtuosos and founding members Herman Li and Sam Totman, singer Marc Hudson, bassist Alicia Vigil and drummer Gee Anzalone are set to release their most ambitious and innovative full-length so far. On Warp Speed Warriors, DRAGONFORCE explore..
If you‘ve been thinking the only common thing between Sweden and epic doom metal was Candlemass, then you have been wrong for at least since 2015, when Sorcerer’s official full-length debut was released. Being from the same school of melodic, epic doom with great expressive vocals, Sorcerer released their first two demos in 1989 and..