Prog Metal New Releases – 12/28/12

The new Progressive Metal album releases for the week of December 28, 2012 are here. This week we’ve got the incredible sophomore album by the Canadian melodic, keyboard heavy progressive death metal band, Kälter, the third album by French solo-extreme prog-metaller, Derelict Earth, the new, haunting acoustic E.P. by the great American band Vangough as well as two debut E.P.’s, one by the dark and heavy American band, By The Stone along with the fantastic debut by the sophisticated Spanish melodic prog rock/metal band, Visions of Tragedy.  What a great way to end the year – let’s all hope that 2013 will be as good for progressive metal as 2012 turned out to be.  Happy New Year from your friends at Prog Metal Zone!

(Note to bands and fans: please let us know if any albums are missing from this week’s release schedule and we will gladly include them. No demos please but we will include E.P.’s if they’re available for purchase. If you do decide to purchase any of this week’s albums please do so via the links below as that does help to fund this webzine.)

By The StoneBy The StoneUnited StatesDark Progressive Metal (heavy intensity by this new U.S. group with a sound that combines the heaviness of Tool with the atmosphere of PInk Floyd and Porcupine Tree.)
Derelict EarthBelow The Empty SkiesFranceProgressive Extreme Metal (more dark beauty from French musician Quentin Stainer. Extremely powerful and moving. What a talent this guy is.)
KälterUbuntuCanadaProgressive Melodic Death Metal (incredible sophomore full-length album by this Canadian band that adds fantastic keyboard textures and ethnic/tribal sounds to their melodic death metal. The singer is a dead-ringer for Ihsahn. One of the best albums of the year!)
VangoughAcoustic ScarsUnited StatesProgressive Metal (very cool,classical-influenced acoustic project by this now-venerable and extremely inventive Oklahoma-based band that is one of the leading lights in the American progressive music scene.)
Visions Of TragedyVisions Of TragedySpainProgressive Metal (we've been hearing a lot from Spanish bands lately and this debut E.P. is one of the best melodic prog metal albums of the year. Three long epic songs filled with melancholy, beauty and passion. We can't wait for this band to do a full album. Hopefully soon!)
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  1. Sharon:

    Love your posts and write up about the various bands. Keep up the good work. You are doing a great service for these bands and the musicians

  2. Progmetalzone:

    You’re very welcome! We usually let the bands know when we post about them so I’m glad someone let you know about this post. Cheers!

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