Tag Archives: prog metal

DeadRisen

From the USA’s East Coast Tri-State area come DeadRisen, embracing the evolutions the metal genre has taken and seeking to push the envelope to the next level as the genre approaches its 50th anniversary. Intended as an explosive cocktail of older, traditional musicians with young, hungry new school guys where you can expect to hear them incorporate anything from blues ...

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Sons Of Apollo’s Desolate July

Ringing in the new decade with a sonic boom via the release of the third single from their second studio album, MMXX, United States supergroup Sons Of Apollo contemplate past and future in ‘Desolate July’. The song is a tribute to musician David Z, who tragically passed away in 2017. “From the few seconds of hearing this song, it guided ...

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Sons Of Apollo Grooving as they Fall

Sons Of Apollo has released a new single from their new album MMXX that’s due out 17th January. The five minute track goes by the handle of ‘Fall To Ascend’ and distinct from the band’s previous more euphoric sounding single ‘Goodbye Divinity’ that when listened to accompanied by its office video here at RAMzine is a psychedelic grooving metal grunge ...

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Sons Of Apollo Go MMXX

Sons Of Apollo the supergroup featuring former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey & Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) follow the Psychotic Symphony that was their debut album with the numerically challenged MMXX – That’s pronounced “20/20” to ...

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Stone Leaders

World-renowned drummer John Macaluso has played with the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, James LaBrie, TNT, Symphony X and Ark, Labyrinth and Mike Romeo has co-founded multi-national rock band Stone Leaders whose  self-titled debut album wi’l be released this autumn via Vanity Music Group. The band essentially came together when Macaluso was doing a drum clinic in Zagreb, Croatia and he ...

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A Sandstorm Over Europe

In the lead up to show dates across Europe, Scardust, Israel’s premiere progressive metal band, have been releasing a series of music videos, the latest being ‘Queen Of Insanity’. The dates follow the reception accorded the release of last year’s Sands Of Time album by the band and this subsequent Sandstorm Over Europe   starts at the Dong Open Air Festival ...

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Borealis – The Offering

Borealis hail from Canada, The Offering their fourth album. It offers power metal that travels into the bordering hinterlands of symphonic rock and some progressive areas via its instrumental sections. Self-releasing their debut album World Of Silence in 2008, Borealis they would subsequently tour with the likes of Kamelot, Epica and Sonata Arctica in their homeland. When Fall From Grace ...

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G3 2018: Joe Satriani, John Petrucci & Uli Jon Roth

Following the recent announcement at Ramzine that guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani will release his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, on January 12th through Sony/Legacy Recordings comes confirmation that he has revived his G3 Tour for an excursion across Europe in 2018. Joining Satriani will be Dream Theater’s John Petrucci and former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth. As is customary ...

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The Contortionist - Clairvoyant

Review: The Contortionist – Clairvoyant

On the surface, Clairvoyant isn’t much of a departure from The Contortionist’s previous effort, Language, but on this album the band twist and mould the same textures and sounds into better-written songs. The songs feel more focused and concise, despite the album having a similar runtime to previous albums, and the techier tendencies of all members of the band are ...

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Haken’s ‘Visions’

Review: Haken – Visions (re-release 2017)

Progressive metal band Haken have re-released their second album, Visions, after working alongside Jens Bogren to reinvigorate and raise the standard up to the band’s current production, in which Bogren also worked on. Visions is eight tracks long with a total run time of nearly sixty-three minutes, a full eleven minutes shorter than their debut album Aquarius [which has had ...

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