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Frankenstein: The Metal Opera – Kickstarter Campaign

A couple of years ago we reviewed the prog metal opera Frankenstein from U.K. composer/impressario Richard Campbell and raved about the album’s wonderful mix of modern heavy prog and musical theater.  As I said in that review (which you can read in full HERE), “maybe in a few years, we’ll see a top-notch theatrical production […] 

Spotify Friday Review #125: Chris Timms – The Second Chapter

Well as readers of this webzine have surely found out by now, the world of progressive metal is just huge, really huge and way beyond just the few bands that seem to get all of the attention in the musical world.  That’s not a knock on the genre’s big bands and we are definitely looking […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: 08/13/14

This week’s new progressive metal releases are really focused on progressive power metal – this week we’ve got seven new albums to check out from all over the globe including Cyprus’ Armageddon Rev 16:16, Venezuela’s Atlantica, International band Forces United, two U.S. bands, Scanning Antarctica and Wicked Waltz along with two Asian groups, South Korea’s Crux and […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: 08/05/14

Welcome to the first post for August and while we wait for the big prog metal albums to come out later this month (Opeth, Halcyon’s Way, Hemina and Creation’s End), this week’s releases has some seriously amazing metal from a lot of mostly little known bands.  We’ve got a ton of melodic prog metal including […] 

Spotify Friday Review #124: Jason Rubenstein – New Metal From Old Boxes

One of the things that I’ve always loved about much of early progressive rock was not only how adventurous it was but also how damned heavy it could be.  The music often had as much to do with Jimi Hendrix as it did with classical music.  I ain’t talking about Yes’s flights of fancy or […] 

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