interview by Michael McCarthy If there is one thing Voivod fans have been able to expect throughout the band’s 35-year career, it’s that they never make the same album twice. You could say that’s true of all bands, but Voivod’s albums are very different from each other. Early on, such as on their...Read more
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interview by Michael McCarthy Sons of Apollo is the blessed new prog rock venture by Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian of Dream Theater fame along with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force). To be perfectly honest, I...Read more
I'm normally not a big fan of prog, but I checked out Sons of Apollo's just released single, "Signs of The Time" because Billy Sheehan of Mr. Big is the bassist and he's one of the best on the planet. Plus, the rest of the line up is...Read more
Swedish progressive rock/metal innovators Pain of Salvation have announced a very special reissue version of their classic 2002 album “Remedy Lane” entitled “Remedy Lane Re:visited (Re:mixed & Re:lived)” for July 1st, 2016 via InsideOutMusic. With this release, Pain of Salvation re-visit their ground-breaking and genre-bending “Remedy Lane” album by teaming up with old...Read more
New Album GENERATION DOOM out April 15th via Napalm Records OTEP ‘s seventh studio album and Napalm Records debut: GENERATION DOOM produced by Howard Benson will be released April 15th. Additionally as a killer surprise for Record Store Day, the bi-annual celebration of vinyl, OTEP and Napalm Records are excited to reveal an...Read more
If you’re a metalhead who appreciates classical music, look no further than Exmortus and their fantastic new album Ride Forth, their second for the Prosthetic label. The Whittier, California-based band blends elaborate, classical-influenced guitar solos with double bass thrash drums, often proggy bass guitar and death metal vocals for a sound that is...Read more
If you like prog metal you're in for a veritable treat here with Leprous' blistering new song and video, "Slave," which will be on their forthcoming album to be released later this year. I'm not a huge fan of prog myself, but this one really grabbed me....
UK prog-metal band, TesseracT, are set to release their first live audio/video concert. Titled Odyssey/Scala, the CD/DVD and LP/DVD package welcomes back One vocalist, Daniel Tompkins. Odyssey, the audio portion, was recorded live during various stops in the autumn of 2014 throughout Europe and Russia on the Altered State World Tour. Scala, the...Read more
When Alissa White-Gluz left The Agonist to join Arch Enemy she claimed that fans knew it was “over,” which had to make one wonder about the future of The Agonist. After all, maybe Alissa knew something we didn’t, that their next album was going to suck. Plus, she left some mighty big shoes...Read more
To each, his own, they say. Meaning, of course, that each of us has our own tastes. But, occasionally, an artist comes along that almost everyone likes. Take Nirvana and Metallica, for example. Or Nine Inch Nails. There are not many naysayers...
Given that this release is on Prosthetic Records, I was naturally expecting some loud and blazing — if not downright brutal — metal when I first listened to it. Surprisingly, much of the instrumental album by this guitar prodigy isn’t metal at all. Songs like “Viroliano Tries Metal” and “Triangle Tune” are definitely...Read more