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Euroblast 11 – Festival Announcement

The 2015 Euroblast festival is set for October 1-3 in Cologne, Germany and what an unbelievable lineup they’ve got this year as you can see by the attached flyer. Definitely check out the video below for the official documentary about the Euroblast 2014 Festival which takes a behind the scenes look at the festival and […] 

Simulacrum Reveals New Album Details

SIMULACRUM REVEALS ALBUM COVER, TRACKLIST AND RELEASE DATE ON NEW ALBUM Fans of progressive and melodic metal are offered a real treat, when Simulacrum release their new concept album, Sky Divided through Inverse Records on the 28th of August 2015. An album, seeking out the boundaries of the melodic and progressive universe, with new and […] 

Hungarian Prog Metal Band Dystopia – New Video of their Cover of Sting’s Englishman in NY!

Last year, the Hungarian progressive metal band Dystopia‘s Way To Unfold easily made our top album list for the year (you can see our full top album list HERE.)  We raved about the album as “a total monster of heaviness, dramatic intensity, fantastic vocals and grooves that are guaranteed to knock you on your proverbial […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: May 20, 2015

This week’s new prog metal releases is really loaded with some modern, atmospheric/post-metal sounds so let’s start there.  For that style we’ve got new albums from Polish bands Abstrakt and Butterfly Trajectory, Russian duo, Jointstero and two U.K. bands, Isurus and The Sun Explodes.  Some hard rocking groove metal is courtesy of the only band […] 

Album Review: Forgotten Suns – When Worlds Collide

Portuguese heavy proggers Forgotten Suns set out to raise the bar higher with the eight tracks featured within their latest studio effort, When Worlds Collide. The name of the album paired with the band’s moniker prompt an image of space, chaos and energy. What happens when worlds collide and the sun is drifting away forgotten? A mind-blowing […] 

Interview with Mariusz Boniecki from Pinkroom

By all rights, the Polish band Pinkroom should be huge by now. They have two very well-received albums, 2009’s Psychosoltice and last year’s Unloved Toy but, like a lot of indie bands, they seem to not have much name recognition, even among die-hard prog rock and metal fans.  Yeah, perhaps it’s because they’ve only done […] 

Album Review: Soul Secret: 4

Naples, Italy might be known throughout the world for pizza, soccer fans or for a dormant volcano looming on the entire city like a ghost threat to the lives of millions, but the local progressive metal scene is the reason why the local music scene is mentioned within heavy music circles. Groups such as Soul […] 

Prog Metal New Releases: May 13, 2015

Okay, we admit this might be overkill but what the hell – with 21 albums on our weekly post there’s gotta be something for everyone here right?!  For starters, melodic metal fans have a ton to check out including the progressive space opera from Australia’s Galileo’s Ghost and the stunning new alt prog album from […] 

Earthside Launches New Album Track: “The Closest I’ve Come”

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – New England-based creative collective, Earthside, has launched a new song entitled The Closest I’ve Come, the first single from the band’s upcoming debut album, A Dream in Static. You can stream the new instrumental track, along with some additional commentary from the band, exclusively via Metal Insider HERE. “The Closest I’ve […] 

Album Review: OSV – The Cover Of Light

The Alabama, U.S. instrumental prog metal/fusion group OSV has been around for a number of years and to say they keep a low profile would be a real understatement. I recently heard about the latest of their many albums, the just released, The Cover Of Light, especially when I heard that famed prog metal guitarist […] 

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