Markus' Heavy Music Blog

My world of music - est. 2013

prog rock

New BLACK SPACE RIDERS album in summer

Veröffentlicht am 8. Mai 2015 von Markus W. in Black Space Riders, Rock, Alternative Rock, Prog Rock, Alternative Metal, News

New BLACK SPACE RIDERS album in summer

The new Black Space Riders album will be named "Refugeeum" and will be released in summer this year. Photo: Hanno Endres (Promotion)

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CD review BIRDPEN "In the company of imaginary friends"

Veröffentlicht am 8. Mai 2015 von Markus W. in Birdpen, Prog Rock, Rock, Electro, News, CD Review

CD review BIRDPEN "In the company of imaginary friends"

(8/10) Birdpen is the name of an English rock band. The group was founded by Dave Pen, Mike Bird and Livingstone Seagull in 2003. Since then the trio released a bunch of EP's followed by two longplayers. "On/Off/Safety/ Danger" (2009) and "Global lowe"...

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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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CD review CHARLIE BARNES "More stately mansions"

Veröffentlicht am 28. April 2015 von Markus W. in Charlie Barnes, Queen, Rock, Prog Rock, Alternative Rock, CD Review, News

CD review CHARLIE BARNES "More stately mansions"

(8/10) For all fans of the 80's series 'Dallas' the abbreviation 'CB' stand for Cliff Barnes, the counterpart of JR Ewing. For all fans of good rock music with a progressive approach 'CB' stands for another 'Mr. Barnes'. It is the Leeds-based musician...

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CD review GAVIN HARRISON "Cheating the polygraph"

Veröffentlicht am 26. April 2015 von Markus W. in Gavin Harrison, Porcupine Tree, News, Rock, Jazz, Swing, Prog Rock, CD Review

CD review GAVIN HARRISON "Cheating the polygraph"

(*/10) KScope proves again that they go for complex music rather than for mainstream. The latest album which underlines this is the longplayer from Porcupine Tree drummer Gavin Harrison. Next to this prog legend Harrison worked also together with King...

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CD review SHINING "IX - Everyone, everything, everywhere, ends"

Veröffentlicht am 20. April 2015 von Markus W. in Shining, Black Metal, Avangarde, Rock, Prog Rock, News, CD Review, Jazz

CD review SHINING "IX - Everyone, everything, everywhere, ends"

(9/10) This album would fit better into autumn and winter instead of spring that is re-vitalizing everything. Shining stands for black metal that is located somewhere between genius and insanity. Also the ninth record "IX - Everyone, everything, everywhere,...

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CD review SPECIAL PROVIDENCE "Essence of change"

Veröffentlicht am 18. April 2015 von Markus W. in Special Providence, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Ambient, Jazz, Fusion, Rock, News, CD Review

CD review SPECIAL PROVIDENCE "Essence of change"

(8/10) When I heard Special Providence for the first time I was sitting in my car. That wasn't a good idea, mainly because the music of the Hungarian band is rather complex. "Essence of change" includes nine instrumental songs that are all located somewhere...

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New song from BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

Veröffentlicht am 9. April 2015 von Markus W. in Between The Buried And Me, Prog Rock, Rock, Hardrock, Heavy Metal, Prog Metal, News

New song from BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME

Progressive metal band Between The Buried And Me have released a brand new song from their upcoming highly anticipated, seventh full-length album "Coma ecliptic" . The upcoming album is also now available for pre-order with special bundles and packages...

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CD review THE GENTLE STORM "The diary"

Veröffentlicht am 29. März 2015 von Markus W. in The Gentle Storm, Arjen Lucassen, Anneke van Giersbergen, Prog Rock, Rock, Classic Rock, News, CD Review

CD review THE GENTLE STORM "The diary"

(9/10) When two of Hollands best musicians team-up the result can only be something outstanding. And this happened when multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen and vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen decided to create a fantastic new album called "The diary"....

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CD review KATATONIA "Sanctitude"

Veröffentlicht am 27. März 2015 von Markus W. in Katatonia, Rock, Unplugged, Dark Metal, Prog Rock, News, CD Review, DVD review

CD review KATATONIA "Sanctitude"

(9/10) It was year ago when Swedish Katatonia played a few shows in Europe in an unplugged setup that was based on the "Dethroned & uncrowned" release from 2013. I had the chance to see the concert in the P60 in Amstelveen, Netherlands and I was impressed....

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CD review STEVEN WILSON "Hand.Cannot.Erase"

Veröffentlicht am 7. März 2015 von Markus W. in Steven Wilson, Rock, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, CD Review, News, Classic Rock

CD review STEVEN WILSON "Hand.Cannot.Erase"

( 9/10) "Hand.Cannot.Erase" is the title of the new album of multi-instrumentalist Steven Wilson. Known from his solo records, his participation in Porcupine Trees and other prog projects the exceptional artist created another masterpiece of progressive...

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"Everyman" - a new rock opera with VANDEN PLAS

Veröffentlicht am 18. Februar 2015 von Markus W. in Vanden Plas, Prog Rock, Rock Opera, Rock, Prog Metal, Hardrock, News

"Everyman" - a new rock opera with VANDEN PLAS

Andy Kuntz and Vanden Plas are known for musical excursions into fields of rock opera. The new production is called "Everyman". "Everyman" is more known as "Jedermann" from Hugo von Hofmannsthal, but it actually goes back to 1490. Written by an unkown...

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CD review THE NEAL MORSE BAND "The grand experiment"

Veröffentlicht am 16. Februar 2015 von Markus W. in The Neal Morse Band, Neal Morse, Rock, Classic Rock, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, CD Review, News

CD review THE NEAL MORSE BAND "The grand experiment"

(9/10) 7 months ago Neal Morse released a solo album where he presented the more silent songs with a lot of acoustic numbers. Very soulful and a bit different from other releases he participated in. But still great. Based on this album I was curious to...

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New video from PAIN OF SALVATION

Veröffentlicht am 12. Februar 2015 von Markus W. in Pain Of Salvation, Rock, Prog Rock, Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, Video, News

New video from PAIN OF SALVATION

Swedish prog rockers from Pain Of Salvation published a new video on YouTube. The chosen song is called "Falling home" and is taken from the album of the same name. Source: YouTube (8/10) The brain and heart behind Pain Of Salvation is Daniel Gildenlöw....

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