It's never too late for a reappraisal of these dusty old gems... One of my favourite aspects of expanded boxed set reissues of dusty old albums is the simple act of reappraisal. Those of us with a collection of thousands and too little time on our hands can easily forget these ancient relics as they..
one song's mid-70s Genesis vibes may stir memories of smoky stages, rows of landing lights, and follicly-challenged singers... The striking artwork gracing the cover of Redemption, the eighth and latest studio album from Québec progressive rock sextet Mystery, seems to mirror the feeling of hope that in 2023 we are finally climbing out of a..
We need to give Michael Dunford immense thanks and kudos for his writing skills on Azure D’Or. It was his spirit that helped keep the band ‘alive’!”Annie Haslam Back in 1979, things were getting tricky for the old guard. Few progressive rock bands escaped the punk and disco eras unscathed, and many who kept afloat..
Legendary Swedish progressive rock band KAIPA are pleased to announce the release of their landmark 2002 album 'Notes From The Past' for the first time ever on vinyl, celebrating its 20th anniversary. Especially remastered, this new edition will also be available on digital services, as well as LP, on the 9th December 2022. Pre-order now here: https://Kaipa.lnk.to/NotesFromThePast-ReIssue2022 not..
It's hard to imagine a more suitable Jethro Tull album to reissue on vinyl than their colossal 1972 concept record Thick As A Brick, and that's no small statement considering its stiff competition. Of course, the preceding album Aqualung is widely considered the crown jewel of the mighty Tull oeuvre with its monster signature pieces,..
Glass Hammer Completes The Skallagrim Trilogy with AT THE GATE At The Gate, the third album of the Skallagrim trilogy, is set for release on 7 October. The new album follows Dreaming City (2020) and Skallagrim - Into The Breach (2021), bringing the story of the ‘thief with the screaming sword’ to its conclusion. Vocalist Hannah..
The astonishing thirty-plus year existence of Big Big Train, one of England's foremost heavyweight bands of the latter-day progressive rock scene, has finally been chronicled in Between The Lines, Grant Moon's tantalizing 270 page hardcover coffee table biography which proves an essential companion piece to the BBT music library. Die-hard fans ('Passengers' as they are..
It's no small feat to seamlessly assume the drum throne from one of the true greats of the classic progressive rock era. But with breathtaking courage and a touch of swagger, that's just what Alan White did when the baton was passed from the suddenly departing Bill Bruford of Yes back in 1972. He was..
While bobbing around the huge melting pot of 1970s British rock, one of the more unique bands that floats to the surface is Jade Warrior. While not exactly dwelling in obscurity, neither were they fortunate enough to win the 'right place, right time' lottery that some of their contemporaries did. To their fans, of course,..
We’re only in April but this is a sure-fire candidate for the best prog rock album of the year. Knight Area are a Dutch band that have been around for almost two decades now. They play melodic neo-prog with both a symphonic and metal edge, a bit like a heavier version of Dutch legends Kayak...