Tag Archives: Prog


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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The Mute Gods - Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

Review: The Mute Gods – Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me

Early progressive rock abandoned its psychedelic birth-mother in search of musical adventurism. That the worlds of fantasy and science fiction were going through a new redefining phase too back then meant many bands drew lyrical inspiration from such works. Stretching out, exploring new worlds, looking to discover. In reality we’ve still only got as far as the moon here in ...

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The Enid

The Enid complete Prog Trilogy

Seminal prog act The Enid release their new album Dust  on 1st April – This is the third in a trilogy that started with 2010’s Jouney’s End and was followed by 2012’s Invicta. Dust is the band’s 14th studio record and released on the band’s own Operation Seraphim label. It features the following tracks are as follows: ‘Born in the ...

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Heavy Climb - Front Art

Review: Akarusa Yami – Heavy Climb (EP)

Since the arrival of Akursa Yami into the world from Nottingham in the year 2010, they have managed to whip up a storm with two EP releases and rave reviews from the likes of Terrorizer (UK), Zero Tolerance (UK), Metal Hammer (Norway) and Legacy (Germany) to name a few, and now they have unleashed their first full length release, ‘Heavy ...

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the oceanic feeling

This Oceanic Feeling – Put Down The Gun Lyric Video

This Oceanic Feeling the new three piece band featuring seasoned musicians in singer/keyboard player Chris Braide, drummer Ash Soan, and bass & guitar specialist Lee Pomeroy have released ‘Put Down The Gun’ as a new lyric video. The second track from their debut album, Universal Feeling, it has a bright and bubbly sound but its lyrics – as you’ll find – ...

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Zephyr - An Odyssey For The Living

Review: Zephyr – An Odyssey For The Living

London based, progressive metal four piece, Zephyr, offer their debut EP ‘An Odyssey For The Living’. The EP opens with a melodic, slightly harsh arpeggiated picked guitar riff ambles along before the drop into a distorted, powerful riff and aggressive vocal delivery of the first track, ‘Familiar Spirit’. ‘Little Lamplight’ brings much the same, so much so that it offers little to ...

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This Oceanic Feeling reveal video for ‘Radio’

This Oceanic Feeling, the band formed by Chris Braide, Ash Soan and Lee Pomeroy, have released a video single for ‘Radio’ from their debut album Universal Mind, now available on Cherry Red Records. Seasoned musicians who’ve worked as diverse a range of artists as Rick Wakeman, Trevor Horn, ELO and Cher, there’s a prog meet big pop sound much in ...

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