TDW (& Dreamwalkers Inc.) – The Antithetic Affiliation (GB)

TDW is the abbreviation of Tom de Wit. He is a singer, keyboardist / guitarist and founder of this symphonic progressive metal band. In addition to Tom there are three more guitarists. The total line up is eight people. Five of them are vocalists. In 2016 the EP ‘Aphrodisia’ was released. This was a promo … Read more, also available in English

Art Against Agony – The forgotten story (GB)

Art Against Agony was founded in the autumn of 2011. All band members only use their alias names. During performances, they wear masks. So, this German progressive instrumental metal band is quite mysterious. They mix metal with rock and experimental jazz. By experimenting (live), the songs from their first album ‘Three short stories’ have rather … Read more, also available in English

Pain Of Salvation – In the passing light of day (GB)

The five-member Swedish band Pain of Salvation was founded 1991. Singer/ multi-instrumentalist Daniel Gildenlöw is the only one who joins this prog-metal band from the beginning. On this album he plays at least eight(!) instruments. Ragnar Zolberg and Daniel D2 Karlsson are also multi-instrumentalists. ‘In the Passing Light of Day’ is a fairly heavily loaded … Read more, also available in English

The Neal Morse Band – The Similitude of a Dream

‘The Similitude of a Dream’ is a concept album. It is based on the book ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ (1678) by John Bunyan. Recently I had an interview with vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Mr. Neal Morse where you can read more about the story behind ‘Similitude of a Dream’ and about The Neal Morse Band. Several guest musicians play … Read more, also available in English

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, also available in English

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, also available in English

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, also available in English

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, also available in English

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, also available in English

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, also available in English

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