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Spotify Friday Review #122: Give Us Barabba

Okay let’s get this outta the way – yes this debut album by this rather quirky Italian avant-garde metal band IS called Penis Barbecue which, if you give a listen to the title track song, you’ll quickly discover that it’s a piece about a musician freeing himself from the clutches of a rather disturbed witch. […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: 07/16/14

There actually weren’t a lot of prog metal albums that were released this week so we mined the earlier months of this year to find some really interesting heavy progressive albums for you to check out.  Prog and Prog Power metal fans have a lot to hear including Switzerland’s Climax, the U.S. Ion Vein, Canada’s […] 

Video Interview with Ted Leonard (Vocalist with Spock’s Beard, Enchant, Thought Chamber and Affector)

If you haven’t heard Ted Leonard‘s music before, you are in for a major treat my friends.  He’s easily got one of the best set of pipes going in progressive music today and it wasn’t at all a surprise to me that he was asked to be the new lead singer for Spock’s Beard after […] 

Spotify Friday Review #121: Valence – Laser Baron

Early last year we reviewed the debut album, Sleepwalker by New York instrumental quartet Valence (you can read our review HERE.)  The band’s sound is both heavy and cerebral with a strong dose of jamming and Pink Floyd-esque spaciness.  No keyboards here, but instead we have a twin guitar attack that allows for some really […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: 07/09/14

Welcome to our first post for the second half of the year and damn, is this a great week for prog metal fans! The big releases this week include two top-notch sophomore albums – the melodic Israeli band Distorted Harmony (who have gone much heavier than on their 2012 debut Utopia) and U.K. djent band […] 

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