Hailing from Melbourne, Acolyte now figure prominently in the Australian music scene as a powerful and exploratory blend of both classic and modern progressive metal. They have an impressive number of achievements for what is still a quite young band. They were nominated for “Best Heavy Album” at the 2017 Age Music Awards (with Shades..
Vokonis will release their fourth studio album "Odyssey" in May 2021. More dynamically diverse than ever, the 6 new tracks feature guest musician Per Wiberg (Opeth, Spiritual Beggars, Kamchatka) on Keyboard. Odyssey is Vokonis' first true prog-record. A record for the new decade. The album has gained a lot of hype in the stoner metal..
RELEASED 16TH JULY / MUSIC FOR NATIONSTwo decades in and still a breath-taking piece of work, Opeth's magnum opus 'Blackwater Park' is dense with extraordinary melodic moments, spine-tingling atmospherics and agile but crushing heaviness, and one that saw the Swedish metallers kick open prog's ornate doors, fed death metal through the cosmic kaleidoscope and introduced..
Australian Cinematic Metal Quintet Acolyte unleash their new single "Entropy" on 10 February, to celebrate signing new deals with Blood Blast Music and Wild Thing Records. Hailing from Melbourne, Acolyte stands tall in the Australian music scene as a powerful and exploratory blend of both classic and modern progressive metal. FFO: Dead Can Dance, Porcupine..
Four years after a promising debut EP, the Austin (Texas) prog-metal/post-rock artist Scaphoid returns with Absent Passages, revealing a musically dexterous, hugely skillful and fascinating soundscape that flows freely between aggression and atmosphere, from incendiary roar to infectious groove to intoxicating delicacy. Each track is impeccably composed and, allied to a scintillatingly clean production, this..
Sweden’s OPETH have come a long way in the past 30 years, having evolved from raw death metal to virtuosic and progressive vintage rock. Always forging their own path, the band have delivered 13 albums, each a fresh milestone within its genre and soon, the band centred around frontman and guitarist, Mikael Åkerfeldt, will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary. To..
Dawnwalker are an experimental metal band from London, England, featuring a revolving cast of players and led by songwriter Mark Norgate. Their music blends the modern progressive metal of Opeth and Tool with the melodic folk and progressive rock influences of 1970s heroes King Crimson and Comus, not to mention more recent prog bands like..
There is a kind of divinity in the darkness that has pervaded Opeth's music in the quarter century since their debut album Orchid floated into an unsuspecting world; an unassailable character that somehow prevents it from ever crossing over into the dreaded 'cheesy' territory. It's like an old, chipped stone angel in some forgotten graveyard:..