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Live report DREAM THEATER, 013, Tilburg, 25.04.2017

Veröffentlicht am 27. April 2017 von Markus W. in Dream Theater, Live Review, Live, Tour, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, Heavy Metal, 013, Power Metal

Live report DREAM THEATER, 013, Tilburg, 25.04.2017

Dream Theater belongs to the group of that had and have a major impact on an entire music genre. In their case it's progressive metal that wouldn't be where it is today without the quintet from North America. Starting their journey in the second half...

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CD review REDEMPTION "The Art of Loss"

Veröffentlicht am 3. März 2016 von Markus W. in Redemption, Fates Warning, Dream Theater, News, CD Review, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Heavy Metal

CD review REDEMPTION "The Art of Loss"

(9/10) Redemption can already look back on a rich history that covers quite some excellent longplayer. It's five full-length records that have seen the light of day since the beginning of the new century and number six is now out in the record stores....

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CD review DREAM THEATER "The Astonishing"

Veröffentlicht am 3. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Dream Theater, News, CD Review, Heavy Metal, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Rock Opera, Concept

CD review DREAM THEATER "The Astonishing"

(8/10) Dream Theater enters almost new territory with their new double header "The Astonishing". It's the second time that the New York-based band releases a concept album that is, this time, spread out over two CD's ("Scenes from a Memory" has been the...

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CD review TERAMAZE "Her Halo"

Veröffentlicht am 19. November 2015 von Markus W. in Teramaze, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Rock, News, CD Review, Dream Theater

CD review TERAMAZE "Her Halo"

(8/10) Australia is known for blues-based hardrock. Bands like AC/DC and Airbourne are from Down Under and also some thrash bands are based in the land of the kangaroos. But prog metal? I guess that the new record of Teramaze will change this. The band...

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CD review THE WINERY DOGS "Hot Streak"

Veröffentlicht am 4. Oktober 2015 von Markus W. in The Winery Dogs, Hardrock, News, CD Review, Blues, Classic Rock, Mr. Big, Dream Theater, Rock

CD review THE WINERY DOGS "Hot Streak"

(9/10) When Richie Kotzen (g), Billy Sheehan (b) and Mike Portnoy (d) make common cause with each other, the result must be good, regardless if we call the band supergroup or not. Those guys have proven over years that they belong to the spearhead of...

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CD review NEXT TO NONE "A light in the dark"

Veröffentlicht am 21. Juni 2015 von Markus W. in Next To None, Dream Theater, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, News, CD Review, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Classic Rock

CD review NEXT TO NONE "A light in the dark"

(8/10) Next To None is the band of four young guys that are from Lehigh Vallay in Pennsylvania. Their names? Max Portnoy (d), Thomas Cuce (key/v), Ryland Holland (g) and Kris Rank (b). Portnoy, Portnoy, Portnoy? Yes, Max is the son of Mike Portnoy who...

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CD review SOUL SECRET "4"

Veröffentlicht am 2. Mai 2015 von Markus W. in Soul Secret, Dream Theater, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Heavy Metal, Rock, News, CD Review

CD review SOUL SECRET "4"

(7/10) The story of Soul Secret started 2004 in Italy. The five-piece band was founded by guitarist Antonio Vittozzi and bassist Lucio Grilli. In the meantime only Vittozzi plus drummer Antonio Mocerino that are still a part of the band. For the rest...

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DVD review DREAM THEATER "Breaking the four walls

Veröffentlicht am 26. September 2014 von Markus W. in Dream Theater, Prog Rock, Heavy Metal, News, DVD review, CD Review

DVD review DREAM THEATER "Breaking the four walls

(8/10) I have the feeling that the prog masterminds from Long Island are also the record holder for having the most live releases in their career. "Breaking the four walls" is the newest one from Dream Theater. I have stopped counting, but I was surprised...

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CD review REDEMPTION "Live from the pit"

Veröffentlicht am 12. September 2014 von Markus W. in Redemption, Dream Theater, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Heavy Metal, CD Review, News

CD review REDEMPTION "Live from the pit"

(8/10) Redemption could be seen as a prog metal supergroup. Now, maybe 'supergroup' is a too big word, but however, the band isn't just a bunch of newcomers too. The main pillar of Redemption is founder, guitarist, keyboarder and songwriter Nicolas van...

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CD review MALPRACTICE "Turning tides"

Veröffentlicht am 11. September 2014 von Markus W. in Malpractice, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, Heavy Metal, Rock, News, CD Review, Megadeth, Dream Theater, Queensryche

CD review MALPRACTICE "Turning tides"

(8/10) Progressive metal from Finland - this is what you get from Malpractice. Eventhough the band isn't that very well known they are in business already since many years. The Kouvola, Finland based five-piece band started already in 1994 and released...

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Cover & track list from new THRESHOLD album

Veröffentlicht am 5. September 2014 von Markus W. in Threshold, Dream Theater, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Heavy Metal, News

Cover & track list from new THRESHOLD album

Talking about Threshold. Here comes the cover and the track list from the upcoming album: 1. Watchtower on the Moon 2. Unforgiven 3. The Box 4. Turned to Dust 5. Lost in your Memory 6. Autumn Red 7. The Mystery Show 8. Siren Sky Bonus tracks: 9. I Wish...

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New song from THRESHOLD called "Turned to dust"

Veröffentlicht am 5. September 2014 von Markus W. in Threshold, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, Heavy Metal, Dream Theater, Video, News

New song from THRESHOLD called "Turned to dust"

Threshold stands for high level prog metal since many years. The new album is almost ready to be shipped and here is a first song from the next album "For the journey". Sounds like a successful continuation of their journey. Source: YouTube

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CD review THE WINERY DOGS "Unleashed in Japan - Live"

Veröffentlicht am 21. Mai 2014 von Markus W. in The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, CD Review, News, Hardrock, Rock, Dream Theater

CD review THE WINERY DOGS "Unleashed in Japan - Live"

(8/10) There are three 'supergroups' at the moment which go into a similar direction. We are talking about California Breed and KXM who release(d) their first studio records in May. Next to those two there are The Winery Dogs who published their debut...

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CD review VANDEN PLAS "Chronicles of the immortals - Netherworld"

Veröffentlicht am 16. Februar 2014 von Markus W. in Vanden Plas, Prog Metal, Dream Theater, News, CD Review

CD review VANDEN PLAS "Chronicles of the immortals - Netherworld"

(9/10) After a four years German prog metal band Vanden Plas is back with a new CD. After they have released their latest album in 2010 they come back with the newest record called "Chronicles of the world - Netherworld". The album is an awesome comeback....

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