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A GOD STRIKES: AN INTERVIEW WITH DEREK SHERINIAN OF SONS OF APOLLO

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...
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NEWS: Pain of Salvation – To release “Remedy Lane Re:visited (Re:mixed & Re:lived)”

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...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: EXMORTUS: RIDE FORTH

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...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE AGONIST: EYE OF PROVIDENCE

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...
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#albumoftheday FELIX MARTIN: THE SCENIC ALBUM

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...
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