Hekz – Sabotage single release

Hekz is a prog rock/metal band from London. On ‘Mayday’, the first single from upcoming album ‘Terra Nova’, you could already hear the new direction Hekz has taken. When ‘Terra Nova’ will be released remains a surprise. What is already known is that it will be a double album. ‘Sabotage’, the second single, was released … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Odessa2- The Last Crusade

Although the title might suggest otherwise, ‘The Last Crusade’ is not meant to be religious. Nor political, judgmental or anything else, it is simply the musical expression of Dutch band Odessa2. They describe their style as symphonic pop.‘Song for Palestine’ has an atmospheric start, in the background blended with sounds of different voices. A man … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Franck Carducci & the Fantastic Squad – The Answer Live

Singer multi-instrumentalist Franck Carducci has been releasing albums for more than 20 years. In March, together with Mary Reynaud, he released the surprising album ‘Naked’, featuring minimalist arrangements. A few weeks later, ‘The Answer Live’ was released. This concert was recorded in September 2022 at De Boerderij, in Zoetermeer. (The Netherlands). The album ‘The Answer’, … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Rob Orlemans & Half Past Midnight – Shake them down

Rob Orlemans & Half Past Midnight is a blues rock power trio from the Netherlands. This enthusiastic band regularly performs at blues festivals. Their latest album is called ‘Shake Them Down’. This album features 12 studio tracks, including a cover of Alvin Lee. In addition, there are two live bonus tracks. ‘Boogie On Down The … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Blank Manuskript – A Live Document

Blank Manuskript is an Art Rock band from Austria. All five band members have a part in vocals. The passion of these multi-instrumentalists can always be heard in their live concerts, as on ‘A Live Document’. This album was recorded last year during Night of the Prog – Loreley The tender singing of ‘Foetus’ is … Read more, available in English and Dutch

M-Opus – At The Mercy Of Manannán

Irish progressive rock band M-Opus drew inspiration from Irish mythology for their third album, ‘At The Mercy Of Manannán’. The Sea God Manannán was the king of the ‘Other World’. The album is about sailors who encounter ancient Celtic gods during a dangerous mission. As with their previous albums, their inspiration comes from the 1970s, … Read more, available in English and Dutch

¡Pendejo! – Volcán

Volcán is the fourth full-length album by ¡Pendejo! The name is Spanish, but this alternative heavy rock band is hailing simply from the Netherlands. The band (which has been around for 15 years now) has its own blend, adding brass instruments to their stoner/rock, among other things. The album comes via Chancho Records, which is … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Rick Miller – Altered States

Multi-instrumentalist Rick Miller draws inspiration from bands like Pink Floyd, The Alan Parsons Project and The Moody Blues. His latest album is called Altered States, meaning changing states of mind. The title track is directly the opening track. With its soft, mysterious start (with all sorts of details), you are immediately drawn into the music. … Read more, available in English and Dutch

TNNE (The No Name Experience) – Life 3.0

TNNE (The No Name Experience) is a prog band from Luxembourg. Their third album is called ‘Life 3.0,’ which is based on the novel ‘Otherland’ by Tad Williams, set in the future. The extended instrumental intro of ‘The Net’ is calm. The first sentences are spoken slowly through which the plot is briefly explained. The … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Karibow – A Tribal Treat

Oiver Rüsing, has been the man behind the prog project Karibow for over 25 years. His latest album, ‘A Tribal Treat’ is another one man project. The album is new, but the songs are not. As the songs come from two previously released albums: from ‘Tribe’ from 2000, and from Tribal Avenue from 2001. These … Read more, available in English and Dutch