Category: Prog Metal News

Thanks For a Great Four Years!

This is my farewell post for this great project that I’ve been working on the past four years. It’s been a great ride and I’ve met a lot of passionate fans and musicians but unfortunately the time and $ commitment is just too much and unless this site can actually become profitable it’s just too difficult […] 

U.K. Alternative Prog Band Orca Continue To Explore The “Space” Of Prog Rock With New Single ‘Aquarium’

(March 6, 2016) – “Described as a “cracking band” and praised for their “excellent production values” by music blog Progrockmusictalk, UK-based alt-rockers Orca have proven to be on top of their game. As pioneers and creators of the mysterious domain of ‘space metal’, the five-piece is steadily stepping up to the music industry’s spotlight. Their fascination […] 

Pitts Minnemann Project – “The Psychic Planetarium” Crowdfunding Campaign

We’re getting pumped for the upcoming release of the new instrumental metal extravaganza from Pitts Minnemann Project, a band co-led by all-world drummer Marco Minnemann and keyboardist extraordinaire Jimmy PItts who, along with Fountainhead on fretted and fretless guitars and bassist Jerry Twiford and promised stellar guest musicians are set to light the instrumental metal […] 

EXCLUSIVE PREMIER: Spanish Experimental Progressive Band Obisidian Kingdom’s “A Year With No Summer”

Prog Metal Zone is very pleased to be the exclusive site for the premier of Spanish experimental metal band Obsidian Kingdom‘s new album “A Year With No Summer” due out on Season Of Mist on Friday March 11. We reviewed their independently released debut album “Mantiis” when it came out in 2012 and raved about the […] 

Canadian Progressive Metalcore Band “Red Handed Denial” Drops Fantastic Video Cover of Michael Jackson’s “Dirty Diana”

(March 1, 2016) – “Earlier this week Toronto Progressive Metalcore band Red Handed Denial dropped a video for a phenomenal cover of Michael Jacksons ‘Dirty Diana’. The band is all set to release their third album, an EP called ‘Wanderer in late April ’16, which will act as a follow-up to  their 2013 full-length -‘Stories Of Old’. Since premiering the first […] 

New Dutch Metal Festival “Complexity Fest” Focuses On The Complex Side of Heavy Music

How could a webzine like ours not be excited for a metal festival called “Complexity Fest!”  This new festival taking place this March 5 in Haarlem’s Patronaat features an unbelievable array of some of the most forward thinking bands in heavy music today including Prog Metal Zone favorites, Textures, Destiny Potato, The Hirsch Effekt and […] 

Dutch Progressive Metal Project Alarion Announces Debut Album “Waves Of Destruction” Featuring Vocalist Damian Wilson

(February 21, 2016) – “This spring, Waves of Destruction, the debut album of Alarion, the solo project of Dutch guitarist Bas Willemsen will be released through FREIA Music. Mastered by Peter van ‘t Riet, known for working with Asia, DragonForce, Epica, Pain of Salvation, Steve Hackett (Genesis), Steve Howe (Yes), Symphony X, Threshold and many more. The album […] 

Polish Progressive Sludge/Post Metal band Entropia Announces New Album Ufonaut

(February 13, 2016) – “In the wake of the release of their stunningly atmospheric debut Vesper in 2013, Entropia have returned to break through spiritual planes with their newest offering, Ufonaut. The album launches from Arachnophobia Records on LP, CD and MP3 on the February 15th “This record takes you on one of those hour-long journeys […] 

Dream Theater Releases The Ambitious Double CD Concept Album “The Astonishing”

Okay, as even the most casual fan of progressive metal must know by now, Dream Theater, the most famous progressive metal band in the world has just come out with the double CD concept album The Astonishing. via Roadrunner Records. To call this album a massive undertaking would be a “massive” understatement! The Astonishing clocks in […] 

Metal Recording Bootcamp With Music Producer And Engineer Eyal Levi

(January 23, 2016) – Producer/engineer Eyal Levi (The Contortionist, DevilDriver, August Burns Red) is currently working with the great UK progressive metal band Monuments. In a venture with CreativeLive, the band/producer pairing will provide ‘students’ with a behind-the-scenes look at the recording process with the ‘Metal Recording Bootcamp,’ course throughout March. This ‘bootcamp’ will kick off livestreaming Monday […] 

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