Ton Scherpenzeel: “Image is thin air”.

Next year Ton Scherpenzeel can blow out 70 candles, and his band Kayak celebrates its fiftieth anniversary. In all those years, he hasn’t changed much. He is and remains purely himself and doesn’t concern himself with image building. The only time they did something about their image was around 2009. Cindy Oudshoorn (the singer at … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Swallow the Sun – Moonflowers

Death-doom metal band Swallow the Sun was formed 21 years ago in Finland.The artwork for ‘Moonflowers’, their new album, is much more special than it seems. Guitarist Juha Raivio painted the moon with his own blood. He added ‘everlasting flowers’ to it. This album was born from deep wounds, which is something Juha doesn’t like … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Karibow- Age of amber 2 cd

Some 25 years ago, singer/multi instrumentalist Oliver Rüsing founded the prog band Karibow. He is enormously productive, Karibow has made (including re-releases) more than 20 albums. The latest album is called ‘Age of Amber’. The lyrics of this double album are inspired by the impact Covid has (had). The artwork (as always) is beautiful again. … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Guitarist Marcel Coenen treated to no less than 22 songs

Guitarist Marcel Coenen has been working with prog rock greats such as John Petrucci, Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater) and Billy Sheehan (Mr Big) since the late 90s. He also occasionally collaborates on CDs and live performances by Ayreon. In 1999, he founded the prog metal band Sun Caged. Four years later, he released his debut … Read more, available in English and Dutch