Franck Carducci. Is it, I wonder, a name you’re familiar with? If not, and you’re a fan of prog rock or the more expansive side of classic rock in general, then it really should be. This is his third album – following on the heels of the excellent Torn Apart – but to these ears..

ZIO – Flower Torania (Posh And Rock)

There are moments of great restrained melodic prog beauty here, and there are also sections of sheer metallic hammer to make even the most carnivorous of metalheads nod appreciatively. It's Prog Metal Jim, but not as we know it. Zio. Let's start with a little explanation about who, or what, constitutes Zio. Essentially, it is..