Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Fierce & The Dead – “Magnet” EP

There are 2 groups of people. Those that know who The Fierce & The Dead are and those that should know who The Fierce & The Dead are. For those who know, the “Magnet” EP is probably already on your … Continue reading

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Anderson Ponty Band announce US tour dates for October and November

The Anderson Ponty Band have announced a run of North American shows for later this year. The band say they’ll announce further dates in December. Tour dates: Oct 27: Glenside Keswick Theatre, PA Oct 29: Monmouth Count Basie Theatre, NJ … Continue reading

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FATES WARNING to Release Deluxe Reissue Deluxe Version of Classic Album “A Pleasant Shade of Gray” October 2nd Via Metal Blade Records

Progressive Metal legends FATES WARNING will be releasing 3 CD/DVD deluxe reissue of their critically acclaimed 1997 release “A Pleasant Shade of Gray” October 2nd on Metal Blade Records.  “A Pleasant Shade of Gray” is a single song that is … Continue reading

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Colonist – “Mechanical” EP

Colonist are really a breath of fresh air. It seems like many progressive bands are either obsessed with being complex or heavy or BOTH! Colonist walk the fine line between progressive rock and progressive metal much the way that Rush … Continue reading

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Dream Theater’s 30th Anniversary: My 30 Favorite Songs, Part 2 (11-20)

This is part 2 of my 3 part tribute to the 30th Anniversary of Dream Theater. I’ve chosen my favorite 30 songs by them and these are not necessarily their best songs of course, just the ones I love and … Continue reading

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TRIALS Releases “This Ruined World”

This Ruined World, the third full-length album from Chicago-based metal powerhouse TRIALS is now available on digital and digipak CD formats. Following a pair of critically-acclaimed independent releases – Witness to the Downfall (2011) and In the Shadow of Swords (2013) … Continue reading

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Space Mirrors – “Stella Polaris”

What if Rammstein tried their hand at Hawkwind? That’s the nearest comparison I can make for the band Space Mirrors. Their new album “Stella Polaris” is listed as Dark Progressive Metal but I cannot hear anything remotely progressive about it. … Continue reading

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