Nth Ascension – In fine Initium

The British progrock band Nth Ascension was founded six years ago. What began as a four-men band has grown to five people. Bassist Gav(in) Walker was the last to join. This allowed Alan ‘Spud’ Taylor to focus entirely on the vocals. Keyboardist Darrell Treece-Birch is known from TEN and is also active as solo artist. … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Eric Gillette – The great unknown

The name Eric Gillette might not ring a bell to everyone. Guitar freaks and prog-heads probably know his name as he is lead guitarist and vocalist in The Neal Morse Band. Eric started playing the piano at the age of four. Eight years later followed by guitar. He has since become a multi-instrumentalist. ‘The great … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Ray Wilson – Makes me think of home

Ray Wilson (ex- Stiltskin, ex-Genesis) is working as a solo-artist for about 15 years now. Besides Ray, 11 musicians -including as many as three guitarists- contributed to this new album. 2016 proves to be a productive year for Ray as “Makes me think of home” is the 2nd album he released this year. Just as … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Josh & CO LTD – Transylvania – Part 1 The Count demands it

Multi-instrumentalist Josh Bryan founded the British prog-rock band Mostly Autumn in 1995. Josh also releases albums as solo artist. ‘Transylvania – Part 1 The Count demands it’ is the successor of ‘Through These Eyes’. Of course Mostly Autumn singer Olivia Sparnenn contributed to this album and also their drummer Alex Cromarty was present. Plus a … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Ray Wilson – Song for a friend

Ray Wilson founded the band Guaranteed Pure in the early 90s together with his brother Steve.  In 1994 he became frontman of Stiltskin, which paved the way for him to replace Phil Collins in Genesis from 1996 to 1999. Afterwards, Ray has remained active as a solo artist, releasing several albums, the latest of which is … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Napier’s Bones – Hell and high water

Bands don’t come much smaller than Napier’s Bones, consisting as they do of two people. These are multi-instrumentalist Gordon Midgley and singer Nathan Jon Tillett. ‘Hell and High Water’ is a true D.I.Y. (Do it Yourself) album with singing, music, production and artwork (by Nathan) being handled by the band themselves. The CD itself has … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Crescent Moon – The lidless room

When I was asked by the editors of this magazine to write a review for Crescent Moon, this name didn’t said me anything. No wonder, because the Dutch studio band only exists since 2014. The band was formed by brothers Eric and Frank Peters. Last year the twins Bass and Tim joined (sons of Frank). … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Murky Red – No hocus without pocus

The Belgian progressive rock band Murky Red was founded in 2009 and in 2012 they released their debut album ‘Time does not Matter’. Murky Red had several setbacks, among others scams. But they weren’t put down by that. Recently they released their 2nd album. A mysterious and a fairly quiet start of ’Pixelated Friends’. Soon … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Wulf of Collision – Between Here and Somewhere Else

Wulf of Collision is a Belgian/British hardrock band, situated in Hoogstraten, Belgium. They play a melting pot of rock ‘n’ roll, blues and metal. 2013 was a good year for them: they were the support act in Biebob in Vosselaar, for nobody less than Halestorm, the winner of a Grammy Award. They took part in … Read more, available in English and Dutch