Published on Tuesday, 03 December 2013 20:30
On November 21, 2013, Andromeda performed at De Pul in Uden, along with Until Rain (Greece) and Damnation Angels (UK), as part of their Power/Prog Metal Across Europe Tour. They played a great show that night.
Before the show I sat down with the band and had a nice chat with then on the current situation in Andromeda, but also looking back to how the band started.
Published on Monday, 02 December 2013 19:14
Keystone is the solo debut of Aphelion keyboardplayer Alessandro Bertoni. He teamed up with Derek Sherinian, who produced the album and recruited some talented musicians, Bret Grased, Ric Fierabracci and Virgil Donati, to accompany him on his album.
On Keystone, Bertoni brings a solid mix of heavy prog and fusion, where the talents of all musicians shine in every song.
Published on Saturday, 30 November 2013 12:53
Rubidium is the debut album of the very talented UK based outfit Maschine. Five young musicians who found eachother and set out to conquer the world with their own take on music. Two of the members have a solid connection with a very well-known prog band, which also helped them to show their talents.
Supported by a well-known prog-label, they have the opportunity to spread their music to the world. And if you ever get an opportunity to see them live, take it! So enjoy & share this review.
Published on Tuesday, 26 November 2013 17:19
The Dutch band Sylvium went to quite a transition since their debut EP Purified (2012) and they gained a lot of attention with their participation in the Dutch Exposure project. The band went from duo to solo to full band, Greg Geurtsen (drums), Janroel Koppen (piano) and Gijs Koopmans (bass, ex-Knight Area, Uylysses) joined.
They started working on their debut album in 2013 and were joined by vocalist Richard de Geest, adding a new element to their music. Their debit album The Gift of Anxiety is a sort of concept album, where all songs are linked by the common theme of Anxiety.
Published on Friday, 22 November 2013 16:50
Multi-instrumentalist Chris must be the hardest working man in prog, with several of his musical projects having releases out this year. On top of that he also joined Nine Stones Close as keyboardplayer and he managed to release a new solo album: Days of Summer Gone.
This is his fifth album and nice to see he keep progressing musically. Days of Summer Gone shows yet another side of this remarkable musician. This album also find Chris working with a large number of guest musicians. Check out the review to hear more on this album.
Published on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 17:54
It was an unexpected treat, when I received a copy of the new Moon Safari album Himlabacken vol. 1. Although I hadn't followed the band, I do have their first album and I have seen the band live, so I knew I was in for a treat. The band is around for some 10 years now and have released a number of album, as well as a live album and an EP.
Himlabacken vol. 1 shows that Moon Safari stands out in the crowd, with their unique sound that is very much around the vocals. but also musically the album has a lot to offer. Watch the review and find out much more about this album.
Published on Sunday, 17 November 2013 19:23
Pendragon is one of the standard-bearers in progressive rock. With their characteristic sound they have not only made their mark, but also proved to be a truly progressive band. But early in their career, they were a very symphonic band. In 1996 the band released one of their most cherished album: The Masquerade Overture.
Through the years all Pendragon albums were released by the band. But to help the band focus more on what they do best, create beautiful music, they signed a deal with Madfish, to release not only the new albums, but also the back catalogue. So on this label The Masquerade Overture was re-released, including 3 tracks from the As Good As Gold EP. Along the way, the album was also released on vinyl.
Published on Thursday, 14 November 2013 18:15
Avant-garde progressive metal...what exactly is that? When listening to the debut album of the Dutch band Adeia, I say very interesting! An album I did not expect, where heavy, progressive metal meets classic meets prog. Formed by two classical musicians, that have a love for metal.
In the line up two familiar faces: Christiaan Bruin and Wabe Wieringa, both also members of Sky Architect. Hourglass is a very good album, albeit quite heavy. Watch the review and I'll tell you a lot more about this interesting band.
Published on Tuesday, 12 November 2013 06:51
It is such a pleasure to see young people enjoy music, especially making music. I have had the pleasure to review the debut release of Synthex, Pythagoras, earlier in 2013 and now he brings his second album: Mirrorland - The Land of No Limitations. Packed with a beautiful cover by Paul Tippet from Vitamin P, this album is quite a treat.
It is very melodic and accessible EM, with two guestmusicians, adding a bit of extra spark to the already beautiful compositions. Mind you Synthex is just 15 years old and not a professional musician, but Mirrorland shows his talents and that he will have a bright musical future ahead.
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