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Video interview: Dan “Chewy” Mongrain from Voivod

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In December we had a nice long chat with Voivod‘s guitarist Dan “Chewy” Mongrain. We talked about live performances, complexity of music and shed some light on the ...
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Review: Arch / Matheos “Sympathetic Resonance” [Metal Blade Records]

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Having John Arch back in business is a great thing, it really is – but what happens if his talents aren’t used properly and the orphan gypsy has ...
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Review: Royal Hunt “Dystopia” [NorthPoint Productions]

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For more than 30 years of existence, Dutch Royal Hunt released 15 albums – impressive number, especially for Progressive Metal bands, which usually don’t rush with new releases. ...
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Review: Outworld “Promo 2008”

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Sometimes my curiosity gets the best of me and I’m often glad that it does. It made me want to try out this Chinese restaurant not too far ...
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Review: Outworld “Outworld” [Replica Records]

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As a progressive metal fan that prefers the earlier incarnation of the style that was brought to life by Fates Warning, it’s hard to find newer progressive metal ...
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Review: Fates Warning “Parallels” [Metal Blade Records]

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Perhaps I’m a bit conservative with my ideas, but if you ask me bands writing more radio friendly material often results into trouble. Not even Fates Warning could ...
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Review: Opeth “Blackwater Park” [Music for Nations]

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It would be terribly tempting to dismiss this album as being the meandering prog-ish jams from a few metalheads in Sweden that remotely switch from clean to distorted, ...
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Video interview with Reverent Tales

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Interview video with Reverent Tales – Progressive Metal band from Lisbon, Portugal. https://www.facebook.com/reverenttales/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/5VmHEyh21vclFmhysESorO https://reverenttales.bandcamp.com/ ...
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Review: Arch / Matheos “Winter Ethereal” [Metal Blade Records]

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It’s been some years since John Arch and Jim Matheos formed Arch/Matheos and once I’ve heard the two men would come up with a second album, I wasn’t ...
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Review: Perduratum “Exile’s Anthology”

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The young but powerful band from Mexico Perduratum has released their first record independently, EP “Exile’s Anthology”. They were formed in 2019, so this EP is a big ...
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Review: Nevermore “Dead Heart in a Dead World” [Century Media Records]

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Nevermore may not be for everyone but what they do offer here is a brand of crossover metal with a wealth of influences pulling the tracks in multiple ...
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Review: Blotted Science “The Machinations of Dementia” [Eclectic Electric]

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The guitarist from 80’s prog metal band ‘Watchtower’ gets together with Cannibal Corpse’s Alex Webster on bass and the drummer for tech prog act ‘Behold the Arctopus’ to ...
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Review: Awaken “Out Of The Shadows” [Pure Steel Records]

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This year the music records Pure Steel has re-issued the double album “Out Of The Shadows” from American progressive metal band Awaken, which they released by themselves in ...
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VOIVOD – Release Live Video “Iconspiracy” (Lost Machine – Live)

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Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD is returning with a much overdue new live release entitled Lost Machine – Live. The album was recorded in Québec City during ...
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Review: Fates Warning “Long Day Good Night” [Metal Blade Records]

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Fates Warning were quite active last years, especially for Progressive Metal band: in 2013 Darkness In A Different Light was released after a gap of nine years. Three ...
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Review: GATECLOSER “From The Wasteland” [Sliptrick records]

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Let’s have some adventures in the wasteland. We’ll travel in the company of this very interesting new band and all their stories. From the intro, you know that ...
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Review: Crimson Glory “Crimson Glory” [Par Records]

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Way back in 1986 during the early stages of metal, Florida was not known yet as the world capital of death metal but there was a band called ...
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Video interview with Autocatalytica

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Interview video with Autocatalytica – Progressive Metal band from USA. Autocatalytica is a bubbling cauldron of scatter-brained prog-metal insanity helmed by Guitarist/Vocalist Eric Thorfinnson. https://www.facebook.com/Autocatalytica/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/5PmZJ1IQnCPYwPSKNl43PW?si=k3eYLIgUSSWvD0gqTseNRQ ...
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Video interview with Earth’s Yellow Sun

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Interview video with Instrumental Progressive Metal Band from Canada – Earth’s Yellow Sun. www.earthsyellowsun.net ...
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Review: Aitheer “Sleeper”

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The young progressive metal band Aitheer from Finland this year has released digitally the first EP “Sleeper” on which can be measured the quality of material. This is ...
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