Epica – The Alchemy Project

Looking at the cover of ‘The Alchemy Project’, I suppose this album by Epica will be very special again. Epica has collaborated with all kinds of singers and musicians from the broad metal scene. As a result, the songs range from melodic metal, to the more extreme metal. ‘The Great Tribulation’ has a slightly theatrical … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Arena provided a string of beautiful moments

About two years ago vocalist Paul Manzi left British prog rock band Arena, Damian Wilson took his place. On Tuesday, Oct. 18, De Bosuil (Weert) was quite full. Even before the concert started, Damian walked into the concert room and greeted some fans, some even got a hug. A little later, Arena came on stage … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Realisea – Fairly Carefree

Brian de Graeve is known as founder/frontman of the neo-prog band Silhouette. He also founded the alternative symphonic prog rock project ‘Realisea’. In 2020, ‘Mantelpeace,’ the debut album was released. Brian and singer/songwriter Marjolein de Graeve also wrote the melodic prog rock songs for ‘Fairly Carefree’. It featured a number of guest musicians, including Ton … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Ugly Kid Joe – Rad Wings Of Destiny

Everyone knows Ugly Kid Joe’s big hit ‘Cats in the Cradle’. For those who still don’t know how the band name came about: These rockers from California would do a one-time joint performance with the then successful glam metal band ‘Pretty Boy Floyd’. To accentuate the differences, these men from California chose the band name … Read more, available in English and Dutch

The Black Noodle Project – When The Stars Align, It Will Be Time …

‘The Black Noodle Project’ is from France. Their style ranges from shoegaze to prog rock/metal and everything in between. Their songs are mainly instrumental. This project still consists of multi-instrumentalist Sébastien Bourdeix and drummer Tommy Rizzitelli. Two guest musicians also participate.The opening of this album is slow and intriguing. Tommy plays his cymbals in a … Read more, available in English and Dutch