Tag: Progressive Metal

Aug 25

Evergrey – Hymns Of The Broken (2014)

Hymns For The Broken is Evergrey‘s 9th studio album following a three-year wait from the Glorious Collision released in February 2011. A unique part of this album is the fact that we have some returning faces in the band which I felt is the reason I felt reminiscent of Inner Circle (2004) while listening to the album. By no means …

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Aug 22

Warrel Dane of Sanctuary talked to us about The Year The Sun Died and the upcoming west coast tour

Seattle, WA can not be only recognized for being the cradle of the Grunge movement during the early 90’s, it is also the home of Sanctuary. An short-lived progressive metal band that released two of the most important works at the time; Refuge Denied in 1987 (Battle Angels anyone?) and Into The Mirror Black in 1989. Records …

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May 21

Marty Friedman – Inferno (2014)

Talented guitar player, Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth) returns with a new album, his 11th solo record to be exact. But what is surprising about this album is not only the superior craft of Friedman’s guitar execution, which is of course, breathtaking. But how he managed to bring a lot of colors, and textures around the songs …

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Apr 13

Amos Williams of TesseracT checked in with The Age of Metal

When you think of bands like TesseracT, you imagine them playing huge festivals with thousands of adoring fans. While this was a smaller show, it still packed all the right punches of a larger performance for the TesseracT show at Club Red on April 10th, 2014. This tour has MANY sold out dates as they’ve …

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Feb 28

Andreas Lill of Vanden Plas discussed Chronicles Of Immortals: Netherworld

Progressive metal has to be one of the most complex and rich sub genres of metal out there, not only you have to be mad skilled to play it, but the musical result is always so epic, that you must have an epic concept to go along with it. And That is exactly what Vanden Plas did on there new album, Chronicles …

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Feb 04

Felix Martin checks in with The Age of Metal at Winter NAMM 2014

Felix Martin is one of the most individualistic musicians I’ve ever heard. His inventive method of playing – beyond his infamous fourteen-string guitar – is truly captivating. His style can’t be given a single genre; it can only be described as a jumble of progressive metal, jazz fusion, and genius. Use Facebook to Comment on …

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Dec 11

Joey Vera of Fates Warning checked in with The Age Of Metal

Fates Warning returned to the valley of the sun after 10 years of absence, so it was a very special occasion to see one of the bands that forged the progressive metal sound along with Dream Theater and Queensryche back in the 80’s and 90’s, and that still is relevant on today’s music spectrum. Not …

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Dec 04

Clémentine Delauney of Serenity spoke with The Age Of Metal at Metal Female Voices Festival XI in Belgium

Serenity is one of those bands that keep developing their style and sound as they adapt themselves to line up changes. it’s not doubt that Death And Legacy has a different feeling than War of Ages, as the voice of Clémentine Delauney not only fits the music, but her duets with Georg Neuhauser give life to the …

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Nov 27

Rody Walker of Protest The Hero checked in with The Age Of Metal

Canadian progressive metal band Protest The Hero, has become quite the revelation in the ‘Modern Metal’ circuit as their music arise on popularity, and their shows are regularly packed. An example of their popularity among young fans was the fact that their Indiegogo crown funding campaign for their new album Volition was reached within 30 hours …

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Oct 31

Fates Warning – Darkness In A Different Light (2013)

Fates Warning contrived a genre in which so many bands have based their style and sound on. Their first album, Night On Bröcken, debuted in 1984 and for 20 years they were fairly consistent on releasing new albums. That is until their 2004 release Fates Warning X.   Almost a decade went by since the release of FWX, but progressive metal …

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Oct 25

Ayreon – The Theory Of Everything (2013)

Arjen Lucassen‘s Ayreon new album The Theory Of Everything is one of the most complete musical pieces that I had the pleasure to listen and now write about this year. First this album cannot and should not be taking lightly, you must listen to the whole 42 tracks (And, yes that is a reference from …

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