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Interview: TERRAVOID

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Terravoid is a newly project in the scene, founded by Phidion’s vocalist Oliver Palmquist. Terravoid is a progressive metal project, where debuted in March with a first EP ...
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Review: Marble “S.A.V.E.” [Sliptrick records]

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Here is a pretty cool mix of power, heavy and symphonic metal, with catchy choruses, powerful verses and riffs, and an overall epic and fun tone to it. ...
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Review: Exises “Reternity” [Cymbeline Records]

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How often do bands become better after taking a ten year gap between their debut and their follow up? Yeah, not many, but sci-fi geeks Exises were a ...
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Review: Amoriello “Dear Dark” [Sliptrick records]

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Here is one confused and confusing EP. This is the kind of record where a wild bunch of different ideas are all thrown one after the other and ...
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Review: Payne’s Gray “Kadath Decoded”

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The idea of a progressive metal band that has more emphasis on adventurous arrangements than downright riffs sounds terrible on paper – fortunately this is where Payne’s Gray ...
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Video interview with Manuel Barbará

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Interview video with Manuel Barbará – a New Jersey based musician and composer with a passion for progressive metal and contemporary classical music. He is a graduate of ...
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Video interview with Jeff Pennachio

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Jeff Pennachio comes from New York State in the USA and besides being known for his guitar playing in Design The Void, he is also releasing his own ...
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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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