Tag Archives: prog rock


Anubis Makes a Name for Themselves on New Album ‘Homeless’

Homeless is the sixth studio album from Australian prog band Anubis, who are in the process of making a name for themselves down under. Despite a couple of forays into Europe to play gigs, they have yet to fully make their mark in the United Kingdom. Anubis are classed as being neo-prog though they’re at the more melodic end of ...

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Hackett Warm in the Afterglow

Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett is half way through his current UK tour where he has found a warm reception from fans, so much so that they can continue to feel the love with the video release of ‘Afterglow’ from his recent CD/DVD live release Genesis Revisited Band & Orchestra: Live. “The huge team with band and orchestra adds a rich ...

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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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Lucy In Blue

Leave The Pale Blue Sky Behind – An Interview With Icelandic Prog Rockers Lucy In Blue

A few months ago the ever-reliable and awesome Karisma Records (Norway) released a true gem of a record in the shape of In Flight by the Icelandic prog rock outfit named Lucy in Blue. Now, I am not exactly sure how to describe or put into words just how beautiful and moving the aforementioned LP is. You want drama and ...

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Gentle Giant’s Unburied Treasure

Recipients of Prog magazine’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 and inducted into their own home town’s Hall of Fame in Portsmouth, now nearly 30 years after calling it a day, the members of progressive rock Gentle Giant have authorised an ultimate box set that will go by the very apt title of Unburied Treasure. Encompassing not only the 12 studio ...

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Caravela Escarlate

Through Endless Skies – An Interview With Prog Rockers Caravela Escarlate

Some months ago I came across a wonderfully eclectic and captivating album by the Brazilian prog rock entity named Caravela Escarlate. As much as I liked their self-titled record the first few times I spun the disc, it was not until I recently returned to it that it dawned on me just how amazing it truly is. Caravela Escarlate’s brand ...

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John Wetton’s Extraordinary Life

On June 12th it would have been the late John Wetton’s 70th birthday and to commemorate the occasion a unique box set collection of his solo albums featuring a lavish hardback book and more has been announced, going under the apt title of An Extraordinary Life. Wetton’s long and productive career saw him renowned in the roles of singer, bass ...

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Norweigen prog rockers JORDSJØ unleash a hauntingly beautiful opus ‘Nattfiolen’

The Norwegian prog rockers known as Jordsjø released a rather solid and evocative record last year entitled Jord that was inspired by German 70s synth music, horror movies, folk music, fantasy novels, and the melancholy beauty of Norwegian nature. Although it did not sweep me off my feet, there were some interesting ideas to be found on that disc and ...

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Uriah Heep

Return To Fantasy – The Legendary Uriah Heep Still Reign Supreme

Progressive hard rock lords Uriah Heep are still a musical force to be reckoned with as evidenced by last night‘s glorious performance at USF in Bergen, Norway. On the back of their excellent Living the Dream album, which is undoubtedly one of the highlights of the year, the band ploughed through an exhilarating 90-minute set in front of an ecstatic ...

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Selling England By The Pound in 2019

Steve Hackett has announced a 20 date UK tour to take place this time next year. As has been the manner of his recent annual outing he will devote most of the evening to a classic Genesis album on which he played guitar alongside other solo and band favourites. Fans will be delighted to learn that in 2019 it will ...

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