ALBUM REVIEW: Evergrey – Escape Of The Phoenix

The Phoenix. A symbol of resurrection and rebirth. A mythical bird said to come back to life from the ashes of the flames of death. What would happen though should the Phoenix decide to not go through this cycle? Progressive metallers EVERGREY put a twist in the myth of this legendary creature with their 12th … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Evergrey – Escape Of The Phoenix

ALBUM REVIEW: Soen – Imperial

I’m going to do you a favour reader and skip to the conclusion of this review. Imperial by SOEN is an amazing release. It flows seamlessly from track to track and never quite relinquishes the hold it has over the listener or the groove they find themselves within. The mellower parts don’t just serve to … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Soen – Imperial

ALBUM REVIEW: Pyramaze – Epitaph

An Epitaph is a memory or statement, for something or someone, that has since passed. Pierce through the veil and witness the evocation that PYRAMAZE have forged. Standing strong against the annals of time, with no chance of fading from memory any time soon. With instrumental introduction Epitaph, it is more akin to that of … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Pyramaze – Epitaph

ALBUM REVIEW: The Reticent – The Oubliette

An oubliette is a medieval space for imprisonment with only a trapdoor in it’s ceiling. The word comes from the French word oublier, which means to forget. THE RETICENT’s new release, The Oubliette, is pitched as a man’s journey through Alzheimer’s disease and is not in songs but stages. The first stage sees the listener … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: The Reticent – The Oubliette

NEWS: SCARDUST – Release ‘Gone’ Music Video

Israeli progressive metallers SCARDUST have released a new music video for 'Gone'. The track is taken from their new album 'Strangers', which will be released on October 30th, 2020 via M-Theory Audio. “Today we dream together Hand in hand we gather Memories to pack when we go TOMORROW I’LL BE GONE” Says vocalist Noa Gruman, "You have your own dreams and … Continue reading NEWS: SCARDUST – Release ‘Gone’ Music Video

NEWS: SCARDUST – Unveils Music Video For ‘Stranger’ From New Concept Album

An intriguing concept album built of complementary song pairs working from the outside in, “Strangers” – set to be released on Oct. 30 by M-Theory Audio – is the newest effort from acclaimed Israeli progressive/symphonic metal band SCARDUST. With one pair of songs already unveiled to the general public via the music videos for “Tantibus II” and “Addicted”, the … Continue reading NEWS: SCARDUST – Unveils Music Video For ‘Stranger’ From New Concept Album

NEWS: DEVIN TOWNSEND – Launches Live Video For ‘War’ From ‘Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1’

Photo Credit: Tanya Ghosh Devin Townsend will release ‘Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1’ on the 23rd October 2020, a document of his Winter 2019 European tour that saw him taking on possibly his most ambitious live show to date. Devin comments: “Hello folks, here's another song from the Order Of Magnitude Blu Ray. Amidst the chaos … Continue reading NEWS: DEVIN TOWNSEND – Launches Live Video For ‘War’ From ‘Order Of Magnitude – Empath Live Volume 1’

ALBUM REVIEW: Magni – Magni

Magni is the self titled release by Clint Listing (Voice, Guitars) and Ryan Michalski (Strings, Drums). Styling themselves as progressive folk blackened metal, they aim to marry a lifelong interest in the religion Asatru and their history of doing things in an unusual way.  It incorporates an almost synth like element into the EP and … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Magni – Magni

ALBUM REVIEW: Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly – Alone Together

Rikard Sjöblom is a Swedish multi-instrumentalist who has been very busy in the last two decades releasing a total of twenty one albums. Rikard Sjöblom exists. Gungflies do not exist but fortunately Sjöblom has taken it upon himself to create one. Alone Together is the twenty second release in his catalogue. A progressive rock odyssey, … Continue reading ALBUM REVIEW: Rikard Sjöblom’s Gungfly – Alone Together

NEWS: AURAL DECAY – Release Single ‘Facing The Obscure’

Brit prog metal project, AURAL DECAY, has released an ear-splitting new single, Facing The Obscure. Formed and born out of the recent Covid-19 lockdown, AURAL DECAY is a brand new and exciting solo endeavour from multi-instrumentalist Daniel Robinson. Based in Northern England, AURAL DECAY pulls from everyone from Periphery, Meshuggah, Gojira and TesseracT to Humanity's Last Breath. Hurling out gargantuan riffs, twisted groves, … Continue reading NEWS: AURAL DECAY – Release Single ‘Facing The Obscure’