Tag Archives: Prog

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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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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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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YES at stonefree

Stone Free Festival Day Two Showcases The Golden Era Of Prog

Well after a hard and heavy Saturday courtesy of giants like Orange Goblin, Megadeth, and Scorpions to name a few, you’d think after a quick gaze through hazy eyes of the Sunday line up would be a gentle hangover cure. That turns out would be completely dependant on the plan you set out for yourself on who to start the ...

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FATES WARNING – LIVE OVER EUROPE

Fates Warning – Live Over Europe

This double live album by the progressive metal heroes Fates Warning appropriately titled Live Over Europe containing an astounding 23 tracks captured on tape in eight different cities is a pure musical delight. Boasting a powerful and bombastic sound courtesy of producer Jens Bogren (Symphony X, Kreator, Opeth, etc.), the band are on top form and there are loads of ...

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Mastodon

Prog Metal legends, Mastodon return to Manchester with an entirely sold out show

Topping album of the year polls for almost two decades and seemingly reinventing their sound with every subsequent album, Atlanta Prog Metal legends, Mastodon return to Manchester with an entirely sold out show along with Chicago based post-metal outfit, Russian Circles, and Mastodon’s ever familiar support band, Red Fang. Russian Circles started the show and it feels like their set ...

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Opeth

Live: Opeth and Enslaved, Manchester Ritz

Over the past few years progressive rock has changed significantly, with most of the smaller bands opting to take a heavier approach with each album however, Swedish Prog outfit Opeth have taken the opposite approach and have gotten softer and in some ways sound closer to the classic prog rock bands like Yes and Jethro Tull, joining them was Norwegian ...

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Enslaved - E

Review: Enslaved – E

The metal word owes a lot to black Norwegian metal progressive leviathans Enslaved for their 26 years of service. 14 albums in and there still doesn’t seem to be an end to their limitless well of creativity. E certainly marks a milestone in the life and times of Enslaved, as they surely head towards the pantheon of immortality.

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HRH Prog double up on the Prog Rock goodness

With the already impressive start of Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy performing a special tribute ‘In memory of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and John Wetton’ honouring their legendary music along with a few King Crimson tracks, making the festival a must see event. They have gone above and beyond to bring the best they could to add to the line up. ...

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Review: Kansas – The Prelude Implicit

15 albums down the road, a tinkling piano over the Celtic heartbeat that is ‘With This Heart’  acts as overture to The Prelude Implicit, the first studio album Kansas have released in sixteen years. Despite expressions of love and devotion expressed there’s an underlying melancholy to it. Such thoughts are case aside immediately after as adventurous optimism takes shape musically ...

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