LaBrie has produced an album that is less instantaneously gratifying than previous solo efforts but overall is a more varied and satisfying listen. James LaBrie is a name familiar with most readers as the singer for prog metal heavyweights Dream Theater. He’s had that role for three decades now, having joined the band just prior..
Yet another perfect example of how this band can write short and dense but very commercial prog songs. It’s a common occurrence for a musician to take time away from a band to set-up their own project or to leave a band permanently citing artistic differences. Often, such breaks can be difficult and become conflictual...
Romeo has brilliantly merged his love of cinema with his symphonic metal heart to produce a vibrant album. Ah, back to the old H.G. Wells classic. It’s impossible not to mention War Of The Worlds without thinking of Jeff Wayne’s evergreen musical masterpiece that sets a high benchmark indeed. Michael Romeo, whose day job, so..
After the release of Desolation Rose in 2013, there was no activity from The Flower Kings for a number of years, and with both Roine Stolt and Jonas Reingold active with other bands, the assumption was we’d heard the last from the band. But, to the surprise of many, they returned in 2019 with Waiting..
Legendary Swedish progressive folk-fusion-rock band KAIPA returns in April 2022 with their 14th studio album "Urskog" and a new drummer Beautiful view of archipelago, foggy mountains, forest and sea. Skule mountain, high coast in northern Sweden. Urskog takes the listener on a breathtaking journey through the Swedish wilderness and the changing seasons. Hans Lundin's six new..
Jonas Lindberg is a Swedish multi-instrumentalist who first came to light with a couple of EP releases, the second of which was called The Other Side and included a song with the same name. He must have liked that title because for his first full-length album, 2016’s Pathfinder, he appended ‘& The Other Side’ to..
InsideOutMusic are pleased to announce the signing of Russian progressive rock newcomers Velcrocranes! The band's debut album 'What If I Die' will be released on the 29th April 2022 via their new label home. Watch a teaser here: https://youtu.be/Fn1V07X1n5w Started out as a small jazz ensemble created originally for practice, it wasn't until they discovered the music..
Following on from their third GRAMMY nomination, millions-selling progressive music titans Dream Theater are sharing another music video from their recently released 15th studio album A View From The Top Of The World. ”Transcending Time” is the fourth video unveiled from the band’s latest album and is another CGI creation by long-time collaborator Wayne Joyner. The song has been..
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..
InsideOutMusic is pleased to announce the signing of legendary Symphony X guitarist Michael Romeo, for the release of his upcoming album 'War of the Worlds, Part II'. The follow up to his 2018 album 'War of the Worlds, Part 1', will be released on Feb 4th, 2022. For WOTW2, Romeo welcomed a couple of returning players..