September 24, 2020

Lesoir – Interview, new album

I think with this record we found the perfect mix of songs, dynamics and emotions... Dutch band Lesoir’s output is generally described as art-rock rather than prog, but it’s clear the genres cross at some point, and this might be it. Lesoir toured as Special Guests of the Polish band Riverside in the spring of..

SPIRIT – TENT OF MIRACLES (Esoteric)

Once again we see Spirit appearing under the roaming eye of Esoteric, with another in their rather wonderful series of deluxe reissues.  This time it’s a slightly unexpected album getting the treatment, in the shape of Tent Of Miracles from 1990 – the band’s penultimate studio record. They were at what can only be described..

Kyros – Celexa Dreams (White Star Records)

Kyros are a London-based prog rock outfit dating back to 2009 through a number of phases, not least being previously known as Synaesthesia. The name change was for a variety of reasons but it marks the point at which they perhaps became a fully fledged "ensemble" of a band rather than a solo project of..

Tallah – Video release, news of new album

Best described as 'nu-core', a genre painted with throwback elements to 2000s-era nu-metal but with a more modern, hardcore energy, Tallah shares a passion for playing intense, angry, loud, and heavy music. Building on the notion of innovative metal with panic-stricken guitar screams with added distortion, Tallah's screaming vocals mix with melodic choruses and driving bass..

IN FLAMES ANNOUNCE 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION OF CLAYMAN PLUS LYRIC VIDEO FOR RE-RECORDED TITLE TRACK

Photo Credit: Stephanie Cabral Sweden’s influential and long revered heavy metal giants IN FLAMES are celebrating two major milestones in 2020: their 30th anniversary as a band, and the 20th anniversary of their seminal, critically acclaimed album Clayman. In honour of this monumental occasion, Nuclear Blast presents a special 20th Anniversary Edition of Clayman, to be released on August 28th, 2020. Today, the band is..

STEPHEN DALE PETIT – 2020 VISIONS (333 Records)

[The Fall Of America] kicks in immediately with a heavy, churning circular guitar riff driving the whole thing along like a juggernaut relentlessly crushing a picnic area. Okay, confession time here: I had no plans to review this album initially. Not out of sloth, but merely because I didn't think it would be for me...