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CD review OPERATION MINDCRIME "The New Reailty"

Veröffentlicht am 29. November 2017 von Markus W. in Operation Mindcrime, Rock, Prog Rock, News, CD Review, Frontiers Music, The New Reality, Geoff Tate

CD review OPERATION MINDCRIME "The New Reailty"

(7/10) OK, if you read my reviews for the first two Operation Mindcrime albums you know that I wasn’t the biggest fan of those. That’s why my expectation for the final chapter of this trilogy hasn’t been sky-high. However, a review needs to be written,...

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CD review SPECIAL PROVIDENCE "Will"

Veröffentlicht am 16. November 2017 von Markus W. in Special Providence, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, Rock, News, CD Review, GEP, Will

CD review SPECIAL PROVIDENCE "Will"

(8/10) Special Providence released a few days ago their newest longplayer “Will”, featuring tracks, all presenting the beauty of instrumental music. Often this kind of records contain endless solo sections, putting the individual capabilities of the involved...

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CD/DVD review SPOCK'S BEARD "Snow - Live"

Veröffentlicht am 9. November 2017 von Markus W. in Spock's Beard, Neal Morse, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, Rock, News, Radiant Records, Live, CD Review, DVD Review, Snow - Live, Snow

CD/DVD review SPOCK'S BEARD "Snow - Live"

(9/10) It was in March this year when Neal Morse, together with The Neal Morse Band, released an awesome capturing of a show the band did during the 2015 edition of the well-known Morsefest. Spread out over two nights the band created a real prog rock...

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PAIN OF SALVATION announce special vinyl releases

Veröffentlicht am 27. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Pain Of Salvation, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, News, InsideOut Music, Rock

PAIN OF SALVATION announce special vinyl releases

Even though Swedish progressive rock/metal innovators Pain of Salvation continue to promote their much acclaimed newest studio album “In The Passing Light Of Day”, released in January via longtime label InsideOutMusic, a set of very special vinyl re-releases...

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CD review DANIEL CAVANAGH "Monochrome"

Veröffentlicht am 23. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Daniel Cavanagh, Anathema, Anneke van Gieersbergen, Anna Phoebe, New, Rock, Prog Rock, Kscope

CD review DANIEL CAVANAGH "Monochrome"

(9/10) Sometimes you don‘t have to be loud to get heard. Sometimes it‘s the calmer tones that reaches your ears and hit your soul. It‘s not only frantic riffs or a grooving rhythm section that makes the difference. Piano and a gentle singing acoustic...

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CD review VUUR “In This Moment We Are Free – Cities”

Veröffentlicht am 18. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Vuur, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Rock, News, CD Review, Inside Out Music, Anneke van Giersbergen

CD review VUUR “In This Moment We Are Free – Cities”

(7/10) The announcement of Vuur was a moment that immediately rose some expectations, knowing that the band members belong to the ‘who is who’ of Dutch rock and metal. So who’s on fire at Vuur. The band is the brainchild of former The Gathering singer...

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CD review SONS OF APOLLO “Psychotic Symphony”

Veröffentlicht am 11. Oktober 2017 von Markus W. in Sons Of Apollo, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, Rock, Hardrock, Classic Rock, News, InsideOut, CD Review, Mike Portnoy, Derek Sherinian, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto, Ron Bumblefoot Thal

CD review SONS OF APOLLO “Psychotic Symphony”

(10/10) It did escape my notice that Apollo, the ancient God of poem and music, has some sons. The first time I heard of the news was a couple of months ago when a band came up to surface, calling themselves Sons Of Apollo. So, who are these guys? I’m...

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A live version of KANSAS' "Carry on Wayward Son"

Veröffentlicht am 29. September 2017 von Markus W. in Kansas, Rock, Hardrock, Classic Rock, News, Prog Rock, Frontiers Music, Live

A live version of KANSAS' "Carry on Wayward Son"

KANSAS - Carry On Wayward Son (LIVE IN US 2017) (Album Track). Taken from the album "LEFTOVERTURE LIVE & BEYOND" Out Nov 3rd 2017.

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CD review RAY WILSON "Time & Distance"

Veröffentlicht am 23. September 2017 von Markus W. in Ray Wilson, Rock, Prog Rock, Live, Tour, Jaggy D, Genesis

CD review RAY WILSON "Time & Distance"

(*/10) Ray Wilson, who doesn't know the excellent singer that enriched Genesis songs with his voice as well as he had an earlier smash hit with his band Stiltskin. "Inside" was one of the most successful rock song in the 90's, also because Levi's used...

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Here's the new video from SONS OF APOLLO

Veröffentlicht am 15. September 2017 von Markus W. in Sons Of Apollo, News, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, Rock, Hardrock, Video, Billy Sheehan, Mike Portnoy, Derel Sherinian, Bubblefoot, Jeff Scott Soto, InsideOut

Here's the new video from SONS OF APOLLO

Music video by Sons Of Apollo performing Coming Home. (C) 2017 Century Media Records Ltd. under exclusive license from InsideOutMusic http://vevo.ly/Bz9JqT

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CD review THRESHOLD "Legends of the Shires"

Veröffentlicht am 1. September 2017 von Markus W. in Threshold, Rock, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, News, Nuclear Blast, CD Review, Hardrock

CD review THRESHOLD "Legends of the Shires"

(8/10) The only consistency in life is change. You can have a look on this paradox from many different angles if you want but it what it is. ‘Consistency’ and ‘change’ are also two keywords when it comes to UK-based prog metal outfit Threshold. First...

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New KANSAS live album in fall 2017

Veröffentlicht am 20. August 2017 von Markus W. in Kansas, Live, News, Inside Out, Rock, Classic Rock, Prog Rock, Hardrock

New KANSAS live album in fall 2017

Kansas, America’s legendary progressive rock band, will release their new live album “Leftoverture Live & Beyond” on November 3, 2017. This is the first live album since 2009 for the band that has sold more than 30 million albums worldwide, and is famous...

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CD review LEPROUS "Malina"

Veröffentlicht am 16. August 2017 von Markus W. in Leprous, Rock, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, News, CD Review, Inside Out

CD review LEPROUS "Malina"

(9/10) Norwegian prog unit Leprous will release end of August their anticipated next longplayer, entitled “Malina”. The five-piece band isn’t a new player in the fields of progressive music. The guys are well established with a musical history that covers...

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CD review THE TANGENT "The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery"

Veröffentlicht am 26. Juli 2017 von Markus W. in The Tangent, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, Rock, News, CD Review, InsideOut

CD review THE TANGENT "The Slow Rust of Forgotten Machinery"

(8/10) Fans of prog rocker The Tangent had to wait for three years before they can welcome a new longplayer of their favorite band. The quintet consists of bandleader Andy Tillison and also Jonas Reingold, Luke Machin and Theo Travis are again part of...

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