Tag Archives: progressive metal

King’s X 2019 European Tour

Progressive metal act King’s X recently announced they will be flying over from the USA for a full tour, playing dates throughout mainland Europe and the United Kingdom. As previously report at RAMzine, the band has been in the recording studio preparing for their first album in ten years, having signed to Golden Robot Records. Whether or not the album ...

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VULTURE INDUSTRIES

Eccentric avantgarde geniuses Vulture Industries unearth Deeper

The wonderfully eccentric avantgarde geniuses that are Vulture Industries recently unearthed this 2-track 7″ vinyl single, and if you consider yourself a fan of everything that is weird and captivating, Deeper is most certainly for you as this glorious piece of work perfectly illustrates why these manic Norwegians are one of the most fascinating musical ensembles out there today. This ...

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Scardust Sign with M-Theory Audio

Israel’s leading progressive metal band Scardust has signed to M-Theory Audio who will reissue the group’s acclaimed full-length debut, Sands of Time, on 24th May ahead of several major summer festival performances. The deal calls for Sands of Time to be made available for the first ever on vinyl, in a limited-edition double record release that will include the group’s ...

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VULTURE INDUSTRIES

Four Different Shades Of Norwegian Darkness – Dominanz, Madder Mortem, Helheim & Vulture Industries Lay Waste To Bergen

Last night was something quite special in that four rather unique bands convened in Bergen and laid siege to the cool and dimly lit venue that is Kvarteret in Bergen, Norway. While legendary viking metallers Helheim and the progressive outfit that is Matter Mortem have been around for what seems like ages, the hugely experimental Vulture Industries burst into the ...

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Periphery

Periphery’s IV Hail Stan pushes the boundaries of progressive alternative metal

The latest iteration from Periphery’s numerical albums offers up nine new tracks for it’s forth chapter, Hail Stan. This sixth studio album by the quintet offers an eclectic range of emotions, energy and styles, truly pushing the boundaries of progressive alternative metal. Opening with the nearly seventeen minute roller coaster that is ‘Reptile’, we find a mix of aggressive djent ...

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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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RAW IN SECT

RAW IN SECT fuse metal with traditional Greek on ‘Kitro’

My knowledge of Greek rock bands is slim to say the least. Although I have been a fan of Socrates Drank the Conium for years, Raw In Sect is the first to catch my attention since then (ignoring Rotting Christ on purpose). Comprising of Kostas Diamandis (Lead Vocals & Guitar), Dimitris Alexiou (Drums & Backing Vocals), George Ioakeimidis (Guitar & ...

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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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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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Review: Dorje – Centred And One

Back in June, I was shopping for a new bass guitar and happened to zone in on the Ibanez SR1306. When researching the bass, I came across a Youtube video reviewing the SR1305. The hosts? Rob Chapman and Dave Hollingworth of Dorje. I had never heard of them. Little did I know that they would appear on the bill for ...

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