Author: Lorne Murphy

Charming, handsome, brilliant and humble Canadian. Wine lover and Monty Python fanatic. Prog, jazz, rock and metal listener for most of his fifty one years. Only vaguely aware of anything else going on.

Allen/Olzon – Army Of Dreamers (Frontiers)

All the ingredients that melodic metal fans crave... We had it all, but wanted more. It was never enough… now it's all gone, everything's destroyed, sings Russell Allen amid a sea of chugging guitars and rapid-fire drums in the song A Million Skies, featured on the upcoming album Army Of Dreamers. It's a dark lyric..

Marillion – Holidays In Eden deluxe edition (Parlophone)

The 'M' sections of music shelves worldwide have plumped up considerably over the last five years with the deluxe reissue series of Marillion's first eight albums. Anxious fans quickly lap up each collectible volume and bask in the warm radiance of their new stereo and surround mixes, bonus tracks, live concerts, documentaries, and video content...

Glass Hammer reveal teaser clip for At The Gate

Glass Hammer Completes The Skallagrim Trilogy with AT THE GATE At The Gate, the third album of the Skallagrim trilogy, is set for release on 7 October. The new album follows Dreaming City (2020) and Skallagrim - Into The Breach (2021), bringing the story of the ‘thief with the screaming sword’  to its conclusion. Vocalist Hannah..

Big Big Train – Between The Lines: The Story Of A Rock Band (Kingmaker Publishing)

The astonishing thirty-plus year existence of Big Big Train, one of England's foremost heavyweight bands of the latter-day progressive rock scene, has finally been chronicled in Between The Lines, Grant Moon's tantalizing 270 page hardcover coffee table biography which proves an essential companion piece to the BBT music library. Die-hard fans ('Passengers' as they are..

Van Der Graaf Generator – 14 disc boxed set out 23 Sep

Van der Graaf Generator were one of the most original and inspiring bands of the 1970s. When Peter Hamill, Hugh Banton, Guy Evans and David Jackson announced their reformation in 2005 to perform concerts and to record a new album, it took many by surprise, but the group proved they were still making relevant and..