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Voyager – Colours in the Sun (Season of Mist)

This likeable bunch of Australians have been around since 1999, and are now releasing their seventh album. Their melodic style of prog metal often has a commercial ring to it, and having heard clips prior to receiving this album, and… Continue Reading →

Rendezvous Point – Universal Chaos (Long Branch Records)

As mentioned previously in my coverage of their debut album “Through The Solar Storm”, Rendezvous Point have a bright future ahead of them. With members who have been involved with some of the best in Europe’s progressive metal scene, Rendezvous… Continue Reading →

Damnation Festival – Leeds University Union 4/11/17

As I approached the University Union in Leeds, on a cold November morning, I could feel the air of anticipation growing, for I was about to embark on the annual bonfire weekend extravaganza that is the Damnation Festival. There were… Continue Reading →

Leprous – Malina (Inside Out Music)

Watching Leprous is a highly visual experience – sharp movements, strong colours a heavily orchestrated, almost military in delivery. The music has always been at the original end of the progressive metal spectrum, and has become more knife-sharp in line… Continue Reading →

Airbag – Disconnected (Karisma)

My mind wandered to consider how bands I know whose name describes car features. Airbag is a cool name. I’m not aware of any bands called Anti Lock Braking System (ALBS) or Heated Rear Window, so I guess I’d better… Continue Reading →

ProgPower Europe – JC Sjiwa Club, Baarlo, Netherlands Part 2

Sunday 4th October What I heard was a mess. What I saw was a six piece band including a bemused-looking woman in a pure white robe who stuck out like a sore thumb from the others. The band in question… Continue Reading →

Rendezvous Point -Solar Storm (Karisma)

Formed in Kristiansand, Norway back in 2012 when all its members were studying at the University of Agder, Rendezvous Point are set to release their debut offering with some serious buzz about them. Featuring members who have been involved with… Continue Reading →

Ihsahn – Das Seelenbrechen (Candlelight)

“It’s true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place.” Abigail van Buren’s quote is especially apt when applied to Ihsahn’s solo career. Having spent his youth blowing us away with metal… Continue Reading →

Boil – aXiom (Vicisolum Productions)

Here’s a theory. Bands with four letter words have something interesting to say: Tool, Rush, Root, dEUS, Wham! Ok, perhaps this isn’t universally true but it certainly works for Boil from Denmark. It took me a while to get to… Continue Reading →

European Progressive Assault: Leprous, Loch Vostok, Persefone and Ørkenkjøtt – Camden Underworld 22/10/12.

  I was very excited about this one – four bands that I like all painting musical pictures in different and unusual ways. It all hung on the live representation. I just hoped the sound in the venue was going… Continue Reading →

Ihsahn – Eremita (Candlelight)

The prog wizard who really should need absolutely no introduction is back with (solo) album number four. Again it has cover art that is completely naff and leaves me thinking huh what on earth is that all about? (Later I… Continue Reading →

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