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..
Nothing is off-limits for this ambitious, large-scale concept... Well, it's taken a while, but alongside autumn's arrival comes Communion, the sophomore album from Austin, Texas-based Xander Rapstine and his band of merry musicians collectively known as Proud Peasant. Their 2014 debut Flight has been a mainstay on my stereo system since its release (occasionally joined..
Prog fans might consider it heretical to ask: ‘Can a progressive rock album be too complex?’ but that was the question that came to my mind when listening to this fascinating release from Australian outfit Unitopia. Seven Chambers is released as double vinyl or CD, with a duration of over eighty minutes, which given the..
New album "Spooky Action at a Distance" out October 27th via InsideOutMusic Pattern-Seeking Animals (PS-A) is a pioneering force in the progressive rock genre, consistently pushing the boundaries of musical exploration. Having already left an indelible mark on the genre since their self-titled debut in 2019, Pattern-Seeking Animals weave captivating narratives into an eclectic soundscape. Hailing..
Three titans of progressive rock, Nick D'Virgilio (Big Big Train), Neal Morse (Transatlantic, NMB) & Ross Jennings (Haken, Novena) joined forces in 2021 for their 'Troika' album, a record that saw them exploring their love of more acoustic-led music and three-part vocal harmonies. Now the band are extremely pleased to reveal the follow-up, aptly titled 'Sophomore', will be released 10th November 2023..
Ozric Tentacles return with their new excursion into the worlds of the magical and brilliant with another aural treat in the form of 'Lotus Unfolding' out October 20th via Kscope. One of the most influential bands to emerge from the UK's festival scene, Ozric Tentacles formed during the solstice at Stonehenge Free Fesetival 1983, going on to become..
Dynamite 70s rock still highly listenable in 2023... My abiding question through numerous listens to the two newly-reissued albums from Headstone is: Why is this band so unknown? When mentioning them to my fellow music-worshipping peers, I've been met with quizzical responses and even occasional hints of disdain; as though to say 'They can't be..