Caligula’s Horse announce global streaming event ‘Live After Lockdown’

BRISBANE PROG METAL OUTFIT CALIGULA'S HORSE ANNOUNCE GLOBAL STREAMING EVENT 'LIVE AFTER LOCKDOWN' 'Live After Lockdown' - Sunday June 20, The Triffid, Brisbane Worldwide Livestream (+ Ticketed Live Show)  BUY LIVE  SHOW + LIVESTREAM TICKETS AND MERCH BUNDLESLISTEN TO CALIGULA'S HORSE [INSIDE OUT MUSIC // WILD THING PRESENTS] Caligula's Horse are making their return to the..

Voyager cover Aussie Modern Classic “This Boy’s In Love”

AND: Australian Tour Cancelled due to Covid. Online show #2 now in the works. Australia's premiere synth-prog outfit have played to their strengths and have covered the Australian Modern Classic 'This Boy's in Love', originally by Electronic duo The Presets. Fusing together Voyager's signature Epic Electro Progressive Power Prog Metal with a huge pop song, the..

Dawnwalker – Ages (self-released)

Dawnwalker is an experimental metal band formed in London in 2012, featuring a revolving cast of musicians but spearheaded by lead songwriter Mark Norgate. Their music blends modern metal with melodic, folk and progressive influences into a sound all of their own. There are no two Dawnwalker records that sound the same, but each creates..

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

FEATURING RIFFS AND CAT! ?? 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..

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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..