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THE NEAL MORSE BAND will release "Morsefest 2015" on March 24th

Veröffentlicht am 16. Februar 2017 von Markus W. in Neal Morse Band, Prog Rock, Rock, Prog Metal, News, Radiant Records

THE NEAL MORSE BAND will release "Morsefest 2015" on March 24th

A few months after having published the latest prog rock milestone “The Similitude of as Dream”, Neal Morse and his band comes up with a new release. This time it’s a live release featuring the Morsefest 2015. Release date of this comprehensive package...

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CD review SOEN "Lykaia"

Veröffentlicht am 4. Februar 2017 von Markus W. in Soen, Alternative Metal, Alternative Rock, Rock, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, News, CD Review, Hardrock, UDR

CD review SOEN "Lykaia"

(9/10) The moment I listened to Soen’s third longplayer for the first time was with earphones on a flight. I didn’t do this by purpose but in fact it turned out to be a great momentum. This has less to do with being on a flight. It was more the intensity...

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Live review FATES WARNING/ARMORED DAWN/FALLEN ARISE, Patronaat, Haarlem, 29.01.2017

Veröffentlicht am 30. Januar 2017 von Markus W. in Fates Warning, Armored Dawn, Fallen Arise, Heavy Metal, Power Metal, Prog Metal, Prog Rock, Live Review, Live, InsideOut, Patronaat

Live review FATES WARNING/ARMORED DAWN/FALLEN ARISE, Patronaat, Haarlem, 29.01.2017

Fates Warning is one of the most important bands in the fields of powerful progressive metal, no doubt. Over a period of 35 years (incl. the ‘Misfit’ years) the guys influenced many bands while constantly releasing albums that are milestones in metal....

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LP review PINK FLOYD "The Final Cut" & "A Momentary Lapse of Reasons" - vinyl re-isssue

Veröffentlicht am 20. Januar 2017 von Markus W. in Pink Floyd, Pink Floyd Records, Rock, Prog Rock, Classic Rock

LP review PINK FLOYD "The Final Cut" & "A Momentary Lapse of Reasons" - vinyl re-isssue

(*/10) As you know, it is Pink Floyd Records that re-issues milestone records of the iconic progressive rock band in vinyl. This cycle of re-releases comes now closer to an end. On January 20st the last two vinyl versions will hit the record shops and...

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CD review IQ "Scrape Across the Sky"

Veröffentlicht am 13. Januar 2017 von Markus W. in IQ, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Hardrock, Rock, CD Review, Live, News, Classic Rock

CD review IQ "Scrape Across the Sky"

(8/10) De Boerderij in Zoetermeer is a nice smaller venue, located close to Den Haag. The location is well known for superb concerts and it's especially prog bands stopping there for a show on a quite regular base. Some bands recorded those concerts,...

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CD review PAIN OF SALVATION "In the Passing Light of Day"

Veröffentlicht am 2. Januar 2017 von Markus W. in Pain Of Salvation, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Rock, News, CD Review, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal

CD review PAIN OF SALVATION "In the Passing Light of Day"

(9/10) What Daniel Gildenlöw and his band mates offer with the newest Pain Of Salvation album is a jaw-dropping experience for a larger group of progressive metal fans. In case you're looking for some 'Tool-ish' alternative sounds, this is the album to...

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CD review STATIC TENSION "Out of Reach"

Veröffentlicht am 31. Dezember 2016 von Markus W. in Static Tension, Prog Rock, Rock, News, CD Review, Alternative Metal

CD review STATIC TENSION "Out of Reach"

(5/10) Static Tension is a metal outfit, hailing from Ohio. The fourpiece that consists out of Rob Rom (v), Greg Blachman (g), Ritchie Paik (b) and Tony Sager (d) releases with "Out of Reach"a new EP which includes six new songs. Static Tension describes...

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CD review OPETH "Orchid", Morningrise" and "My Arms Your Hearse" - reissues

Veröffentlicht am 30. Dezember 2016 von Markus W. in Opeth, Death Metal, Classic Rock, Rock, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, News, Reissue, CD Review, Candlelight Records

CD review OPETH "Orchid", Morningrise" and "My Arms Your Hearse" - reissues

(8/10) Opeth in the mid of the 90’s sounded quite different from what Mikael Âkerfeldt and Co. releases nowadays. The group’s history is deeply rooted in Swedish death metal from the days when the scene in Stockholm was growing. This specific style influenced...

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PINK FLOYD's "The Final Cut" and "A Momentary Lapse of Reasons" on vinyl

Veröffentlicht am 15. Dezember 2016 von Markus W. in Pink Floyd, Prog Rock, Classic Rock, News, Rock, Hardrock

PINK FLOYD's "The Final Cut" and "A Momentary Lapse of Reasons" on vinyl

Pink Floyd continues with vinyl reissues of their back catalogue. In January 2017, on the 20st to be precise, it's "The Final Cut" and "A Momentary Lapse of Reasons" that will hit the record stores. Both longplayers have been remastered and are, after...

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OPETH will re-release the first three records

Veröffentlicht am 15. Dezember 2016 von Markus W. in Opeth, News, Death Metal, Heavy Metal, Prog Rock, Prog Metal

OPETH will re-release the first three records

Swedish metal outfit Opeth will re-release the first three records; "Orchid", MorningRise" and "My Arms Your Hearse", as CD and in a 180gr. vinyl version. These re-releases will come via Candlelight Records and the date you need to mark in your calendars...

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Live review AMORPHIS / LONG DISTANCE CALLING, 013, Tilburg, 01.12.2016

Veröffentlicht am 2. Dezember 2016 von Markus W. in Long Distance Calling, Amorphis, Prog Rock, Instrumental, Heavy Metal, Melodic Metal, Death Metal, Live Review, Tour, News, Alternative Metal

Live review AMORPHIS / LONG DISTANCE CALLING, 013, Tilburg, 01.12.2016

It might become a tradition that Finnish Amorphis embark on a smaller winter tour around Christmas, celebrating the anniversary of milestone albums. It was two years ago when the guys played a few shows between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, focusing on...

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CD review HORSE "For Twisted Minds Only" - re-release

Veröffentlicht am 24. November 2016 von Markus W. in Horse, Hardrock, Psychedelic Rock, Rock, News, Heavy Metal, CD Review, Prog Rock

CD review HORSE "For Twisted Minds Only" - re-release

(7/10) There is a certain chance/risk that you haven't heard about Horse before. This isn't because the band is a newcomer, it's actually the opposite. The band from South London started in the late 60's and as some more bands at that time, also Horse...

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