When this record originally came out in 2003, it represented a paradigm shift in the band's approach to composition, seeing them side-line their metal roots from the forefront of their arsenal. The band replaced that with a new insight into ambience, atmospherics, and progressive rock which, together with Mikael Åkerfeldt's signature lyricality and musicianship, created a record..
Scottish alt/post/progressive-rock outfit Midas Fall will release their fifth studio album, 'Cold Waves Divide Us' on March 8th, 2024 worldwide on Monotreme Records. Michael Hamilton joins founding members Elizabeth Heaton and Rowan Burn for the follow-up to their 2018 Prog Magazine Awards 'Limelight Award' winning album, 'Evaporate'. 'Cold Waves Divide Us' sees Midas Fall at their..
This month sees the re-release of Dawnwalker's breakthrough 2018 album Human Ruins in an expanded and remastered edition. Described by the band as belonging to the genre of ‘green metal’ (nice one!), the album is comprised of emotive post-rock, serene acoustic passages and bursts of cathartic black metal. Expertly remixed by Joe Clayton of No Studio and remastered by Brad..
Since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2019, Los Angeles-based quartet Pattern-Seeking Animals have been one of the prog scene’s most prolific outfits, following up with albums in 2020 (Prehensile Tales) and 2022 (Only Passing Through). Now, only a year since their previous effort, the band return with their 4th album Spooky Action..
ATLAS are a British, Manchester-based AOR band formed in 2017 by keys player James Thorley with the intention to create signature music that focused its roots around the 80s AOR, Prog, and melodic rock genres. James is joined by Craig Wells (lead vocals), Howie Little (lead guitars), Chris Redfearn (bass guitar), and Ryan Briggs (drums), and together they've previously released..
I took the cup of White Rhino Tea from its saucer and peered inside. A tiny storm raged within, with little claps of thunder and lightning, and miniature ships tossed around in maelstroms on a sloshing tea-coloured sea. I raised the rim of the cup to my lips, and as I drank I was suddenly..
Asmodean is a progressive hard rock band formed in England, now based in Norway. They've just released their debut album By a Thread, you could sum it up as being hard-hitting rock with big choruses and an interesting mix of styles, blending riffery, experimental arrangements and contemplative proggy lyrics in a style that yo-yos between..
These songs are cast in a new light... or is it the same light but through a different window? Of all the musicians I'd be surprised to see reference Taylor Swift in their liner notes, Peter Hammill is at the absolute top of the list. Or he was, at least, until this morning when I..
The 3rd single from the forthcoming album "Spooky Action at a Distance (out October 27thvia InsideOutMusic) Pattern-Seeking Animals (P-SA) are set to release their 4th studio album Spooky Action at a Distance, later this month. Today, the band is pleased to share the new single "Underneath the Orphan Moon," a somber ballad that deals with a teenage girl leaving..
Majestic Mountain Records is proud to announce the signing of Swedish prog-sludge collective Vokonis for the release of their yet-untitled fifth album planned for early next year. "We're so happy to be part of Majestic Mountain Records." Says the band. "They share our vision of high-quality music with equally high-quality releases. We can't wait for what the future holds with..