Tag: Progressive Metal

Aug 28

Steve Smyth of One Machine discussed the new album The Final Cull

One Machine was created out of the desire of guitar player Steve Smyth (ex-Vicious Rumors, Nevermore, Testament and Forbidden) to create a more organic heavy metal band rooted on the old concepts of the genre, but with a fresh attitude towards the genre itself. Their first album,The Distortion Of Lies And The Overdriven Truth, was …

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Jul 13

Matt Marinelli of Borealis discussed the ideas behind Purgatory

What started 10 years ago as a symphonic female fronted band, that later developed into a more power/progressive style with the change of vocalists. It now sees their third album become a reality, after touring with the likes of Saxon, Edguy, and now with their upcoming tour with Evergrey, Borealis‘s status as one of the …

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Jun 24

Michael Romeo of Symphony X discussed the ideas behind Underworld

New Jersey natives, Symphony X is coming back with a solid new record titled, Underworld. The album comes 4 years after their last discographic piece, Iconoclast (2011). Both of this records are similar on the way both of them push the musical style of the band forward, but they are different on ideals, sound, and …

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Jun 22

Borealis – Purgatory (2015)

Canadian progpower metal band Borealis has been around since 2005 with their first album released in 2008, after 10 years and 2 studio album, this band native of Ontario, Canada is releasing their third studio album, and one of the heaviest records to hit the market this year. Their style fluctuate between the influences of …

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May 25

Tommy Karevik of Kamelot discussed touring, Haven, and Seventh Wonder

After three years on and off the road, Kamelot released their 10th studio album, and the second one with Tommy Karevik on vocals. Haven, is an album that continues where Silverthorn left off. Musically is heavy, dark, but also has some bright pieces here and there, lyrically is melancholic, aggressive, and pushes the band’s sound towards …

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Apr 15

Tribulation – The Children Of The Night (2015)

Scandinavia has been breeding a strange brew of Death Metal lately. Well, that’s not entirely true. The Scandinavian scene has always been experimental and strange, to say the least, while at the same time defining what it means to be old school in the last past few decades. Though I don’t think anyone anticipated that …

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Jan 07

Angra – Secret Garden (2015)

After 4 years waiting, Brazilian power metal titans Angra returned with a new album and some new faces in their current line up. They released Secret Garden last year in Japan, and the album will be released this month in the rest of the world, This new album includes the début of Fabio Lione (Rhapsody Of Fire/Vision …

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Dec 26

Chris Barretto of Monuments discussed The Amanuensis, and touring North America.

The Abstract Reality North American Tour began early November of this year. The line-up included the talents of British technical band, Monuments, the djent techniques of instrumental band, Animals as Leaders, and the legendary Devin Townsend Project. On December 15th, the tours third to last stop happened to be right here in the heart of downtown Mesa, AZ, …

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Dec 24

Devin Townsend discussed Z2, Casualties Of Cool, Touring, and what is next for him

Describing a live performance by Devin Townsend is never a simple task, you could say that he was fantastic, charismatic, insane, or in the worst case scenario weird. But, the truth is, Devin Townsend live is a whole interactive energetic experience, it’s not like a regular concert. He gives himself every night, his shows are …

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Nov 23

Devin Townsend Project – Z2: Dark Matters/Sky Blue (2014)

Canadian musician, Devin Townsend, former vocalist/guitarist for the band Strapping Young Lad (1997-2007), recently released the sequel to his 2007 rock opera – Ziltoid the Omniscient, Z2: Dark Matters/Sky Blue. Z2, short for Ziltoid 2, is a double concept album that has been a-long-time-a-coming. The very talented Devin Townsend wrote, produced, and released the album …

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Sep 16

The Kings of Errors Unveiled: A chat with Tom Englund & Jonas Ekdahl of Evergrey

Evergrey‘s new album, Hymns For The Broken is bound to be released on September 30th (US release) and so far it could be described, as one of the stronger releases the band had done in years. Glorious Collision, their previous album had some interesting moments, but it falls short to how amazing and deep Hymns …

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