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Indie Band Of the Month for August 2015 – UK Progressive Alternative Metal Band Isurus

We’re pleased to announce that just a few months ago we started a new feature at Prog Metal Zone called “Indie Prog Metal Band of the Month” where we’ll be featuring a new unsigned band each month that we’re very excited about and want to help gain greater exposure.  Last month we featured the German electronic/djent […] 

Interview with Alain Ibrahim from Lebanese Progressive Metal Band Turbulence

We don’t know of too many metal bands, prog or otherwise, from Lebanon but the quality so far has been excellent! In the last year we got to hear the great album Book of Gates from guitarist Amadeus Awad’s EON project and now we have the new, very Dream Theater inspired sounds of Turbulence.  Their debut […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: July 27, 2015

Obviously the big album release for this week is the newest (after a four-year wait) from the legendary progressive power metal band Symphony X and they’ve produced on Underworld what many are claiming to be a return to their more progressive roots and we definitely feel it’s the band’s most solid work since their 2002 album […] 

Generation Prog Festival 2015 Announcement

Nürnberg – Now in its fifth year, the international festival for progressive music will feature a world class line-up over two nights. Generation Prog Festival 2015 November 20+21, 2015 Luise – The Cultfactory, Nürnberg Friday, November 20: 23:15-01:00 The Aristocrats (USA/UK) 21:15-22:45 Panzerballett (GER/AT) 19:55-20:45 Alessandro Bertoni Keystone Quartet (USA/UK/NL/GER) 18:30-19:25 Counter-World Experience (GER) Doors: 17:30 […] 

Interview with Christian Kolf from German Progressive Doom Metal Band Valborg

Germany’s Valborg began life as a black/doom metal and released four albums between 2009 and 2012 including the dark and foreboding Nekrodepression before taking a recording break for several years. They’ve now just released the phenomenal Romantik and it’s a real evolution in the band’s style with a strong emphasis on doom-laden keyboards and continuing the […] 

Effa Lente Releases Teaser #1 From Forthcoming Debut

It’s a little difficult to follow the norm considering that The Effa Lente Configuration: Parts 1-4 is a 44.5 minute, one track album. Usually you’d hear at least one single at some point leading to the release of a new album, but in this instance, that would be mean pre-releasing a full album. Instead, Effa Lente mastermind David Alfred Reilly will […] 

Israeli Prog Metal Band Solstice Coil Announces ‘Commute’ Special Edition CD

Due to great demand, Israeli progressive metal band Solstice Coil will release a limited edition of 300 physical copies of the band’s third album, Commute. The CD features beautiful artwork created by Pavel Postovoit, with sleeve design by Opher Vishina. Commute was released on June 21, 2015 under Tomer Pink’s record label Taklit Music, which recently released […] 

U.S. Instrumental Prog Metal Band Valence Wins Best Song at the Independent Music Awards and Needs Your Vote for “Voice of the People

Last year we reviewed the latest album Laser Baron by New York based instrumental progressive metal band Valence and remarked that they were “rapidly developing into one of the most intelligent and compelling heavy progressive bands out there.” (You can read our full review HERE.) Looks like we’re not the only ones who feel that […] 

Vangough Releases First Live CD & DVD – “Living Madness”

The first Vangough live album Living Madness, available everywhere June 16th, is U.S. progressive metal band Vangough‘s crowd-funded live recording that was recorded while on tour with Sweden’s Pain Of Salvation last fall. Topping just over 40 minutes with seven tracks; Living Madness is a testament to Vangough‘s unhinged and dominating live performances, which touched […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: July 17, 2015

Well last week we featured 31 albums so we figured we’d give your ears a break ’cause we’ve only got 19 albums on this week’s post! (Okay, next week promises to be bit lighter but we do have the new Symphony X coming!)  As usual, this week has some great melodic prog metal including new […] 

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