November 25, 2020

RUSSIAN GROOVE-METALLERS SHOKRAN RE-IMAGINE JOHN CARPENTER’S ‘HALLOWEEN’ SOUNDTRACK

FEATURING RIFFS AND CAT! ðŸŽ¸ðŸ˜º As a way of extending their favourite season - Halloween - Prog-metal outfit Shokran have reimagined  John Carpenter's soundtrack for 'Halloween'. The guitar focused interpretation of the cover comes complete with Mike Myers (ahem) jamming out on the guitar and it features a cameo from Prog Cat (who can be found on Instagram HERE), on..

RUSSIAN GROOVE-METALLERS SHOKRAN LAUNCH VIDEO TO ACCOMPANY SINGLE ‘NATURE OF THE PARADOX’ TAKEN FROM LATEST ALBUM ‘ETHEREAL’

FFO: Periphery, Monuments, Veil of Maya, Coheed and Cambria Powerful groove laden riffs with flourishes of oriental and middle-eastern influences in their soundscapes - Russia's Shokran have made a name for themselves in recent years as a household name in the European progressive metal scene.  Despite being approached by various record labels, the band decided to..

Haken – Virus (InsideOut)

An engrossing listen that never loosens its grip, but provides ample breathing room with well-placed changes of pace peppered throughout... It's unlikely Haken will ever experience a greater coincidence in their career than the christening of the latest gem in their catalogue. If their buddies in Dream Theater had their own such freakish moment on..

Photo credit: Lori A. Linstruth

Pink castles in a purple Transitus: A chat with Arjen Lucassen

At its core, with all the adornments stripped away, beats a heart of brilliant compositions, rich in emotional melodies and lush textures... Crippling stage fright and social reclusiveness are not usually among the traits one expects to find in someone who mounts lavish, large-scale musical theater productions of which he is author, composer and performer...

Vanden Plas – Ghost Xperiment -Awakening (Frontiers Music)

So, how do you follow the quite magnificent and sublime Chronicles Of The Immortal World Parts One and Two, the outrageously epic sci-fi collaboration the band produced with the German author Wolfgang Hohlbein? Well, you start by taking time to recharge the batteries and then make a triumphant return, albeit a slightly delayed one, with..

ARK ASCENT release video, new album Downfall out September 27 2019

UK progressive metal band, ARK ASCENT, featuring former Shadowkeep vocalist Rogue Marechal, current DGM bassist Andrea Arcangeli and Sirenia drummer Michael Brush, have released a new music video/single for the track Innocence Lost the track is taken from their debut album Downfall which is set for release on September27th, 2019 via Ascent Records. Vocalist Rogue Marechal said: "We have all been at that..

LEPROUS RELEASE MUSIC VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE “BELOW”

Norwegian rock outfit, Leprous, have launched the first single, “Below”, off their sixth and most ambitious studio album, Pitfalls, out on October 25 worldwide via InsideOutMusic. An intense video, directed by Dariusz Szermanowicz / Grupa13 (Behemoth, Kreator, Amon Amarth) and filmed in Wroclaw, Poland, can be found below. Vocalist and keyboardist Einar Solberg checked in..