interview by Michael McCarthy If there is one thing Voivod fans have been able to expect throughout the band’s 35-year career, it’s that they never make the same album twice. You could say that’s true of all bands, but Voivod’s albums are very different from each other. Early on, such as on their...Read more
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interview by Michael McCarthy Sons of Apollo is the blessed new prog rock venture by Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian of Dream Theater fame along with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force). To be perfectly honest, I...Read more
I'm normally not a big fan of prog, but I checked out Sons of Apollo's just released single, "Signs of The Time" because Billy Sheehan of Mr. Big is the bassist and he's one of the best on the planet. Plus, the rest of the line up is...Read more
Mew are my favorite proggy band. When I hear most prog, it seems like it's more about being technically proficient and showing off your skills with your instruments than writing actually inspired songs. Instead of writing a heartfelt song and making it epic and allowing room...
Pain of Salvation are technically a prog rock band, but "Falling Home," the title track of their new acoustic album, is more of a traditional folk song that has more in common with Joshua Radin than, say, Rush. If you like beautiful acoustic music you're in for...
Pain of Salvation is a Swedish progressive metal/rock band created by frontman, songwriter and guitarist Daniel Gildenlöw, who also plays lute, bass, keyboards and mandolin. Some fans would tell you that the band was born when Gildenlöw started his first band in 1984, but the band was called Reality at the time and...Read more
Kaipa, a Swedish prog/folk/rock group, was originally called Ura Kaipa way back in 1973, but Wiki gives one the impression that they broke up circa 1982 and only reunited in 2000. Sattyg is their thirteenth studio album, the name being Swedish for diablerie, which Google gives two definitions for. One is “reckless mischief; charismatic wildness”...Read more
Dead Letter Circus, who hail from Australia, are one of those bands who are impossible to categorize. In fact, when they first burst onto the scene in the land down under in 2007, people didn’t know what to make of them. Were they metal? Were they alt-rock? Prog rock? Nobody was certain and...Read more
Given that this release is on Prosthetic Records, I was naturally expecting some loud and blazing — if not downright brutal — metal when I first listened to it. Surprisingly, much of the instrumental album by this guitar prodigy isn’t metal at all. Songs like “Viroliano Tries Metal” and “Triangle Tune” are definitely...Read more