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Oceanic Prog II – New Progressive Rock and Metal Compilation from

For Immediate Release: (June 16, 2015): 16 independent multi-genre progressive bands unite to create a stunning compilation album, Oceanic Prog II. (Available in MP3, APP, and Video Game formats) The Oceanic Prog II album is available for free in deluxe combo pack (MP3 Album, App Album, and Video Games) from “Independent prog is in […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: June 23, 2015

The new releases for this week have a ton of melodic prog including two highly anticipated albums from the amazing Italian band Kingcrow and U.S. teenage newcomers Next To None (featuring Mike Portnoy’s son Max on drums.)  Other melodic prog metal albums include new ones by Belgian band Max Pie, the international prog power band […] 

French Progressive Metal Band The Long Escape releases their Sophomore Album The Warning Signal

A couple of years ago we reviewed the debut album Triptych by the French alternative progressive metal band The Long Escape and remarked about their excellent fusion of symphonic metal and modern alternative styles including Tool and Katatonia (you can read our full review HERE.)  They’ve just released their follow-up album, The Winding Path and […] 

Earthside Launches New Album Track: “Mob Mentality” Featuring Sevendust Vocalist Lajon Witherspoon

A few weeks ago we featured the song, The Closest I’ve Come off the upcoming debut album by New Haven, Connecticut progressive metal band Earthside (link HERE.) All we can say now is get ready to be blown away by the next track the band has just released, Mob Mentality, which features Sevendust vocalist Lajon Witherspoon and the incredible orchestral sounds […] 

Interview with Native Construct’s Myles Yang

It’s great when we get to hear a young band really make a big name for themselves right from the start and that’s exactly the case with the new Metal Blade band Native Construct who are taking the progressive metal world by storm on their debut album Quiet World which hit the streets this past […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: June 20, 2015

As we get close to finishing out the first half of the year, there’s no slowdown in new releases and this week we’ve mostly got a ton of melodic prog metal including new albums by Germany’s Incolors and Golgi Complex, Portugal’s Almadrama, Serbian retro-rockers Burning Circle, Swedish female fronted newcomers, The Great Discord, Syria’s Ambrotype, […] 

Album Review: Inner Odyssey – Ascension

Canadian progressive rock/metal band Inner Odyssey hail from Quebec. Band members include Vincent Leboeuf-Gadreau (guitars and vocals),  Simon Gourdeau (bass),  Etienne Doyon (drums and lead vocal) and Mathieu Chamberland (keyboards). Ascension presents a mellow contemporary progressive sound all of it’s own, incorporating contemporary prog time signatures and forward looking rhythms with retro harmonies; particularly by way of […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: June 12, 2015

This week we’re mostly playing catch-up with some awesome new albums that somehow slipped by our notice this year – 20 in all in a wide variety of styles. There’s almost always some good melodic prog coming out and this week is no exception with new albums from Canada’s Trailight, Finland’s Minutian, Italy’s Hollow Haze, […] 

Exclusive Prog Metal Zone Video Premier of “Flagiston” by Finnish Progressive Metal Band Simulacrum

Prog Metal Zone is very proud to be the exclusive host of the excellent pro-shot video shot last summer at Turku Klubi of the instrumental song Flagiston from Finnish progressive metal band Simulacrum‘s debut 2012 albumThe Master And The Simulacrum. We had the pleasure of interviewing band founder and leader Chris M back in 2012 (link […] 

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