Threads of fate – The cold embrace of the light

‘Threads of Fate’ was formed about five years ago by singer Jon Pyres. Death appears in novels, poetry and music. So also on the album ‘The Cold Embrace of the Light’. Besides doom and prog metal, Threads of Fate also uses symphonic elements. The first few seconds of ‘Beneath A Starless Sky’ are very quiet, … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Will Shaw – Chapter 2: Basement Dweller

Singer Will Shaw sings (among other things) in the metal bands Rust Belt Gothic (project with Bogdan Vera) and DeadRisen. In 2020, he released his solo album ‘Chapter 1: The Pit of Dread’. Recently, ‘Chapter 2: Basement Dweller’ was released. The new album is unrelated to the previous one, and is about the difficult time … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Cyril – Amenti’s Coin – Secret Place Pt. II

‘Amenti’s Coin – Secret Place Pt. II’ is the fourth album by the German prog band ‘Cyril’. It is a follow-up to ‘The secret place pt. I’ from the 2016 album ‘Paralyzed’. Omar, the main character, has a relationship with Sherin, a beautiful maidservant of a Pharaoh. He passes away; according to ancient law, Sherin … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse: it’s never too early for rock ‘n’ roll

About two years ago, a performance by Beaux Gris Gris & The Apocalypse was planned in De Bosuil (in Weert), but it had to be postponed by Covid. The band has used the past two years to make a new album. ‘Good times end times’ will be officially released at the end of March. But … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Electric Mud – The Inner World Outside

Electric Mud is a German prog art project that makes instrumental albums.The band consists of Hagen Bretschneider and the multi-instrumentalist Nico Walser.Their fifth album, ‘The Inner World Outside’ also features a number of guest musicians. These include composer/keyboardist Timo “Timoog” Aspelmeier (also a drummer) and David Marlow, who provided the orchestral programming and played some … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Time’s Forgotten – Shelter

Time’s Forgotten is a prog rock/metal band from Costa Rica founded in 2004 by keyboardist Juan Pablo Calvo. Their previous singer, Francisco Longhi, was replaced by Priscilla Ruiz. Therefore, ‘Shelter’, their new album, will sound much different from the previous ones. The songs on ‘Shelter’ do not form a story, yet this is a concept … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Ghost Toast – Shade Without Color

Ghost Toast is an experimental metal band from Hungary. In 2020, they released ‘Shape Without Form’. By then, the songs of ‘Shade Without Color’, the album that will be released on March 3, had also been written. Both albums are based on the poem The Hollow Men, by S. Eliot. In short, it is about … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Lifesigns – Altitude

Lifesigns is a symphonic/prog band from England. Their eponymous debut album from 2013 received rave reviews. Their third album ‘Altitude’ was released a year ago.Because of the hits the music world took by Corona, I’m bringing the album to your attention briefly. So it is not a late or “official” review. The album opens with … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s Star one – Revel in time

Arjen Lucassen is mainly known for his prog metal band Ayreon. But Star One is also loved by its fans. Arjen is a film freak, which inspires him musically. Every track on his new album ‘Revel in time’ is based on a film. CD 1:‘The Terminator’ was the inspiration for ‘Fate of Man’. After a … Read more, available in English and Dutch