Single Helix – Prog Gnosis 

Rik Loveridge was diagnosed with parkinson’s a few years ago, which is why he left the prog band The Kentish Spires. But when music runs through one’s veins, one can’t just quit. So he formed his own band and released the debut album ‘Prog Gnosis’. On this, he sang and played most of the keyboard … Read more, available in English and Dutch

The Enigma Division – The Enigma Division.

The Enigma Division was formed by guitarist Conor McGouran (ex-Xerath) and Ronan Burns (bassist/keyboardist). Drummer Ben Wanders (also ex-Xerath) completes the lineup. The debut album is called ‘The Enigma Division’, on which you will hear a mix of ’80s synthesizers, prog rock and technical metal. The guest musicians are: William Alex Young (Defences), Derek Sherinian … Read more, available in English and Dutch

El Fatso – Bravado

El Fatso is a Dutch alternative rock band. Their EP ‘Bravado’ was released late last year. Although it’s on the late side for a review, I couldn’t resist the temptation to bring this EP to your attention. A Covid lockdown was used to express frustrations with the (mis)policies. As a result, ‘Bravado’ sounds heavier than … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Stef Paglia Trio – Light & Darkness

Stef Paglia is best known as the guitarist of The BluesBones (Belgium). In addition, he is the frontman of his own band, called Stef Paglia Trio. Their EP ‘Light & Darkness’ will be released (digitally and physically) in early 2023. As the title suggests, the songs are about the ups and downs of life. ‘Stand … Read more, available in English and Dutch

The Deaton LeMay Project ( D.L.P. ) – The Fifth Element

Roby Deaton and Craig LeMay co-founded The Deaton LeMay Project (D.L.P.). Roby plays synth & acoustic keyboards, acoustic & Portuguese guitars, and Craig is drummer/percussionist. This twosome is influenced by ’70s-’80s symphonic rock. ‘The Fifth Element’ is their second album, this is 50% based on the four elements of life (earth, water, fire, air). To … Read more, available in English and Dutch

The Aaron Clift Experiment – The Age of Misinformation

The Aaron Clift Experiment is a prog ensemble from Austin, Texas. ‘The Age of Misinformation’ is about the destructive power of lies, and the search for truth. The Covid lockdown (from 2020-2021) was not easy, not at all; this fourth album is about that era. The spoken sampling at the start of ‘The Age of … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Doug Woods and Colin Powell – The Chronicles of Mr Denks and Mr Klade – The Lost City

Doug Woods is well known in the iOS/iPad music world. He has been working with guitarist Colin Powell for about seven years now. Together they release one or two instrumental albums a year.“The Chronicles of Mr. Denks and Mr. Klade – The Lost City’ is the second digital album that this duo will release this … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Gandalf’s Fist – Widdershins

English prog rock band Gandalf’s Fist was formed in 2005 by multi-instrumentalist Dean Marsh and lyricist Luke Severn. The lyrics on “Widdershins” deal with superstition and the human experience. This theme is thousands of years old, but still exists in our digital age. Their prog rock is a blend of New Wave, symphony, metal and … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Duncan Parsons – On Earth, As It Is

Multi-instrumentalist Duncan Parsons is known, among other reasons, as a drummer in the John Hackett Band. ‘On Earth, As It Is’ is Duncan’s sixth album. The songs discuss such topics as forgiveness, responsibility and temptation. Music styles include minimalist, folk, fusion and rock. Several guest musicians participate, including John Helliwell ( (Supertramp) and Dave Bainbridge … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Silver Nightmares – Apocalypsis

Italian band Silver Nightmares has been influenced by bands such as Asia, Genesis, Opeth, and many others. Their music is a mix of rock, metal and classical. In addition, history is also an important source of inspiration. This can be heard not only on their debut EP ‘The Wandering Angel.’ But also on their first … Read more, available in English and Dutch