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Interview With Vocalist Julie Kiss (To-Mera and Euphonia)

Progressive metal fans were in for a real treat in 2006 when the UK band To-Mera released their debut album Transcendental and really helped to reignite a now thriving UK progressive metal scene. The band was known for producing excellent symphonic progressive metal with strong elements of technical metal and jazz fusion and was fronted by the […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: 11/19/14

This week sees a wide variety of heavy progressive music beginning with some excellent melodic prog from Brazilian band Dimension, new Polish female-fronted band Nonamen and the instrumental metal of U.S. solo artist Chris White.  If you’re looking for some progressive death and doom metal, we’ve got some great albums for you this week including the […] 

Album Review: P.A.W.N. – The Gift Of Awareness

P.A.W.N. is a new progressive rock/metal project that’s been created by two Hamburg, Germany musicians, Sebastian Rudolph (keys, guitar, bass and vocals) and Dennis Matzat (drums, percussion) and is one of those albums that harkens back to expansive time of the highly polished mid-70’s prog rock era with dramatic classical themes, powerful orchestral arrangements with enough heavy […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: 11/13/14

Can 2014 really be coming to an end?  Maybe, but as with last week, the cool albums still keep on comin’!  Tons of prog death this week including new albums by U.K. bands Aertum and Spires, the U.S.’ Letallis, Stealing Axion and the final album from Mr. one-EP a month, Wilder Falotico.  Also, the only […] 

Album Review: AlogiA – Elegia Balcanica

Elegia Balcanica is the most recent album from Serbian-based band Alogia.  The album, their fifth full-length studio album since their founding in 2000 is an impressive blend of genres as diverse as progressive, power and hard rock.  The glory days of artists such as Dream Theater definitely come to mind although this Serbian act showcases […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: 11/09/14

Not many albums this week but man, is this a great selection of music!  Aussie extreme prog metal band Ne Obliviscaris has returned with their sophomore album Citadel and it features their trademark dark metal sound including violin.  Melodic prog metal fans have some great albums this week including the newest release from Swedish band […] 

Album Review: Rainburn – Canvas Of Silence

Is it any wonder any more that progressive music has bands from all over the world?  Music this deep and expressive can surely find adherents in any country that has music schools and musicians that are willing to put in the time and effort to create music that is far outside the normal short pop […] 

Semantic Saturation – “Lost and Found: Insanity” – Official Music Video

Last year we reviewed the excellent instrumental metal project debut (review link HERE), Semantic Saturation by Syrian guitarist (now residing in Canada) Shant Hagopian which we enthusiastically recommended for anyone interested in “beautiful melodies, tasteful expressive soloing, a wide variety of tempos and moods along with some great use of heavy textures.”  To achieve his […] 

Obsidian Kingdom – New Video to Celebrate the Re-Release of Mantiis (on Season of Mist)

Can it really be almost two years ago that we went nuts over the non-compromising and inventive experimental metal from Spain’s Obisdian Kingdom on their debut album “Mantiis“?  Yep – and you can read our review HERE.  As we said at the time, “Mantiis is, as they put it, “an agony in 14 bites” and to […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: 10/28/14

Progressive metal fans need not worry – the albums just keep on coming!  This week we’ve got 20 new albums for you to check out and if you like melodic metal, you’ve got a ton to choose from including two headlining releases, the long-awaited Ziltoid 2 (Z2) from that lovable Canadian maniac Devin Townsend along […] 

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