Sammary – Monochrome

Monochrome is the debut album by the German band Sammary. Multi-instrumentalist Sammy Wahlandt founded this art rock/indie project. He started with electronic, musical experiments. ‘Monochrome’ is a concept album and is about the gloomy versus the happy side of man, and hate versus love. ‘Black And White’ has a special, mysterious start, the sound is … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Esther’s top 10 2021

01 – Epica – Omega02 – Dave Bainbridge – To the Far Away03 – Blank Manuskript – Himmelfahrt*04 – 7even Bridges – Million Voices*05 – Ben Poole & Guy Smeets – Acoustic duo live*06 – Swallow the Sun – Moonflowers07 – Franck Carducci – Oddity08 – Nick Fletcher – Cycles of Behaviour *09 – Drifting … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Blank Manuskript – Himmelfahrt

Als je deze recensie liever in het Nederlands leest, kun je hier klikken Blank Manuskript is an art rock band from Austria, they make plenty of use of psychedelic elements and crossovers. Most of these six men are multi-instrumentalists, besides that they all have a contribution in the vocals. ‘Himmelfahrt’ is a concept album that … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Semantic Saturation – Paradigms (GB)

Shant Hagopian is a guitarist from Canada. In 2010 he founded the prog rock / metal project Semantic Saturation. The idea behind the project is to work with a different line-up on each album. ‘Paradigms‘ is the second album. Here, contributors included well-known proggers: Craig Blundell (Frost * / Steven Wilson), Kristoffer Gildenlöw (ex Pain … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Lazleitt – On The Brink (GB)

At a young age, Alex Lazcano (from Washington DC) started playing music, and became a multi-instrumentalist. He is both a classical musician and rocker. Lazleitt is the name of his new progressive project. The debut album is called ‘On the Brink‘. Comprised of 13 movements that you hear continuously, so that it plays like one … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Art of Illusion – Cold war of solipsism (GB)

Art of Illusion has been around since 2002. Yet, this prog rock/metal band from Poland has just recently released their second album. Because of major setbacks their first album released just three years ago. Fortunately, their road to ‘Cold war of solipsism‘ was a lot easier. Art of Illusion has joined the stage with Dream … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Breaking the Chains – We are breaking the chains (GB)

Breaking The Chains was founded by multi-instrumentalist Kristoffer Gildenlöw (ex Pain of Salvation). This special rock project has the mission to raise awareness of all forms of child abuse. But especially to break this pattern. With this project the work of the non-profit organization B.A.CA. = Bikers Against Child Abuse is supported. No less than … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Jennifer Clark – Ascan (GB)

Jennifer Clark is from Glasgow (Scotland). She is bass player with Alan Reed and the Daughters of Expediency and with the Scottish singer Horse McDonald. But she does a lot more. ‘Jen’ also plays double bass, guitar and keyboard. Moreover, she is a producer, arranger and composer. She has played on more than 25 releases. … Read more, available in English and Dutch

Armed Cloud – Master Device & Slave Machine (GB)

Armed Cloud is a symphonic metal band from Nijmegen (The Netherlands). They have already been active for seven or so years. ‘Master Device & Slave Machines’ is the follow-up to ‘Obsidian Desert’ (2015). ‘Save Yourself’ starts out with sampled noise, which sounds very spacy. Soon, a bit of metal is added. Daan Dekker has a … Read more, available in English and Dutch