Author: Velvet Thunder

Formed in 2019, Velvet Thunder covers news, reviews and features from the worlds of Prog, Metal and Classic Rock.

Velvet Thunder – Albums Of 2023

After another bumper year of quality music from across the rock spectrum, VELVET THUNDER is proud to present the best of the year. Thanks for reading in 2023 and see you all in 2024! Terry Craven Hawkwind - The Future Never Waits (Cherry Red) Withering Scorn - Prophets Of Demise (Frontiers) The Flower Kings -..

AMORPHIS – ‘Amongst Stars [feat. Anneke van Giersbergen]’ live recording + »Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021)« pre-orders + new tour dates

Photo: Jaakko Manninen With stellar performances at the most important summer festivals under their belt, including Germany's legendary Wacken Open Air and Belgium's Alcatraz Festival, Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS are delighted to announce their third live album, Queen Of Time (Live At Tavastia 2021), which is set to be released on October 13, 2023 via Atomic Fire, and can be pre-ordered below. In 2021, one..

Hawkwind, closing Day One

PROGNOSIS FESTIVAL, O2 Indigo, London, 22/23 April 2023

WORDS AND PHOTOS: Paul Whimpenny (Day One), Graeme Stroud (Day Two) Taking place at the Indigo venue, nestled inside the O2 Arena complex in London, the weekend-long Prognosis festival's bill certainly had the looks of an eclectic affair, with bands ranging from household names right down to the 'most people will be curious' level. Velvet..

BEYOND THE BLACK – release new video for ‘Free Me’ + new album ‘Beyond The Black’ is out now

Photo: Heilemania Having recently wrapped up a hugely successful European tour, BEYOND THE BLACK released their brand-new, self-titled masterpiece Beyond The Black via Nuclear Blast Records this past Friday. The band also delivers a new music video for the album focus track Free Me. Jennifer Haben comments: "This album is the epitome of Beyond the Black and it's arrived finally where it belongs - with..

Velvet Thunder albums of 2022

Following a couple of years of uncertainty during the pandemic and when everyone's lives was in some way thrown into turmoil, 2022 saw some return to what many would see as relative normality. While music never went away during that time, 2022 was also the year when live music felt like it was properly back..

EPICA – release music video feat. Charlotte Wessels & Myrkur; “The Alchemy Project” is out now!

This past Friday, symphonic metal titans EPICA finally unleashed The Alchemy Project, a unique collaboration featuring thirteen bands and musicians who co-wrote and performed the seven new tracks with them. For this special occasion, EPICA present another true gem from the release, in form of a music video for a hauntingly dark track with a majestic chorus: Sirens - Of..