Opeth announce ‘Blackwater Park’ 20th anniversary reissue (Music For Nations releases)

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..

Scaphoid – Absent Passages (Shunure records)

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..

A Swarm Of The Sun – Zenith (tenth anniversary re-release)

If you like "droning" post-rock/metal, carry on reading - A Swarm of The Sun do it, and mostly do it well! The Swedish post-rock band have released a special tenth anniversary edition of their debut full-length album Zenith. The band hails from Stockholm, Sweden and consists of the duo Erik Nilsson and Jakob Berglund. They released an EP, The King of Everything, on the Visual..

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..