Simulacrum is a Finnish progressive metal band from Turku in Southern Finland that was formed in 2000 with Genesis being the band's third album, hardly prolific by any standards, but at least the band has concentrated on quality rather than quantity. The band leader Christian Pulkkinen began writing the material that would ultimately end up..
Latest release from Azure is "Mistress" "Super chromatic and bright progressive metal/rock FFO Rush, Genesis, Rainbow, etc. Fuck, this track rules!!"- Eden Kupermintz, Heavy Blog is Heavy Azure's furiously idiosyncratic approach to melodic prog songwriting has been little more than a curiosity, bubbling under the surface of the modern prog scene for several years since..
If I play a song I’ll do the whole thing – I don’t really see the point of putting bits into a medley arrangement. The year 2020 has impacted every single musician and listener on the planet, I think it would be fair to say. Musicians themselves most of all, because while those of us..
Hackett is easily swept up in the romance of these cities and their vast histories... A dozen years have cruelly stampeded by since Steve Hackett's last full album of acoustic-based compositions (and that last year was the cruelest of all). In that time he has proven himself a tireless stalwart of the rock world with..
There's been something of a renaissance these last several years with regard to the music of Anthony Phillips, and fans have been suitably spoiled as a result - especially those with an affinity for boxed sets. Esoteric Recordings have seen to that with their extensive reissue campaign, resurrecting titles from across Ant's vast catalogue, giving..
It was Hackett that carried Genesis’ progressive rock flame forward into his solo work and this set is a precious testimony to that. It’s fair to say that there are plenty of old rock bands jumping on the nostalgia bandwagon and churning out tired renditions of their back catalogue. But, believe you me, Steve Hackett..
At a dinner party, (Robert Fripp) reprimanded me for eating too much of his cheese. To his displeasure, I ate another piece…forty years on, I’ve never been invited back.' ...that may not be the most intriguing, revealing or touching quote from Steve Hackett's new autobiography A Genesis In My Bed, and it probably says more..
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..
You know those deluxe sets we’re all becoming familiar with nowadays, as landmark albums or bands are celebrated by means of a huge box full of CDs, DVDs, books, posters, vinyl, all sorts of treasures essentially? Well courtesy of Wymer Publishing, what we have here is the equivalent to that audio concept but instead via..
This lot got together one cold November evening in Oslo in 2015, them being Norwegian, the plan being (as with all of us?!) to guzzle whiskey and contemplate forming a band. Infringement was formed shortly after and their debut album Transition released in 2017. This was a concept album exploring the development of a single..