Dream Theater – A View From The Top Of The World (InsideOut)

Are Dream Theater still capable of balancing skill and technique with memorable melodies and direct lyrics? Unbelievably, it's now been more than a decade since the surprising, dramatic exit of Dream Theater drummer and founding member Mike Portnoy and the subsequent replacement in Mike Mangini (seriously, where is the time going?). Soon we will be..

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT – Supergroup release video for new single “Hypersonic”

Liquid Tension Experiment, the legendary supergroup comprised of Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, Sons of Apollo), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), and Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel) have shared the 3rd single from their upcoming album 'LTE3' which now has a new release date of 16th April. In 1997, Mike Portnoy, John Petrucci, Jordan Rudess, and Tony..

Liquid Tension Experiment – LTE 3 (InsideOut)

It's almost beyond comprehension that the last time muso quartet Liquid Tension Experiment recorded an album was 22 years ago. Yes, more than two decades. A pre-9/11 world. Five U.S. presidents ago. People not yet born then are now adults… you get the drift. In those days, Jordan Rudess was a long-haired newcomer to the..

Pyramid Theorem – Beyond The Exosphere

It's been a mighty long time since I played an album three times in a row, back-to-back (to back). But so taken was I with Beyond The Exosphere, the new platter from Toronto quartet Pyramid Theorem, I was compelled to listen again, and I knew I must have discovered something special. The strange thing is,..

Kyros – Isolation gigs, interview

Readers will recall the recent review of Kyros' latest album Celexa Dreams, launched in June of this year. It received positive reviews throughout the music press rock, demonstrating a skillful mix of Alt-Rock, Electronic Rock and Art Rock with heavy leanings towards Prog Rock. The band have cited influences as diverse as Porcupine Tree, Kate Bush, Muse, Radiohead, Rush, CHVRCHES, The Dear Hunter, Duran Duran, Trevor Horn, IQ, Spock’s..