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

Murky Red launches single/video pixelated friends

Last year the Belgian prog rock band Murky Red launched their album ‘No pocus without hocus’. At that time, only available as download. Now also available as hard copy (under the label of Melodic Revolution Records). This is a limited edition with three bonus tracks.  Such a special edition needs a single/video launch. The first … Read more, also available in English

Kristoffer Gildenlöw – Breaking the Chains – Newflash

A few weeks ago singer/multi-instrumentalistKristoffer Gildenlöw (ex-Pain of Salvation) raised the Foundation ‘Breaking the Chains’. Breaking the Chains comes from ‘Break the Chains of abuse’. This is the slogan of B.A.C.A. = Bikers Against Child Abuse. Some years ago, Kristoffer saw this organization on internet. He was and still is impressed with their work. These scary … 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

Murky Red – No Pocus Without Hocus – hard copy release (GB)

The Belgian prog rock band Murky Red was founded about seven years ago. Over a year ago, they released the digital version of their second album ‘No Pocus Without Hocus’. Of course they also wanted to launch a physical album , but their budget was too tight. Meanwhile, guitarist Patrick Dujardin and bassist Luk Lantin, … Read more, also available in English

Blurred Vision – Democracy single release

On the day of the inauguration of Donald Trump the English band Blurred Vision releases their new single ‘Democracy’. Frontman singer/guitarist Sepp Osley says: “This is based on a coincidence that only the rock gods can explain”. When you are familiar with Blurred Vision, you understand the bitter undertone. Because the roots of Sepp and … 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

Mr. Neal Morse is a busy bee

Recently I had an interview with singer and multi instrumentalist Neal Morse. His career started in pubs, as singer-songwriter. Early ‘90’s he founded the prog band Spock’s Beard. That was the start of a successful career. He also has success with prog super group Transatlantic, and the prog band Flying Colors. Last but not least, … 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

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