Monthly Archives: August 2016

Fractal Cypher – “The Human Paradox”

Progressive Metal is a vast, deep ocean of possibility. At least that is how I view it. In a genre so often plagued by formulaic song structures and macho posturing, this inherent sense of choice, compositional freedom and suggested lack of … Continue reading

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Eclectic Trio ‘Consider The Source’ Announces New 2016 Tour Dates

August 2016:The eclectic progressive/fusion trio Consider The Source has announced a string of new tour dates, which kicks off in New Hampshire on August 27 and includes stops in Denver, Houston, Chicago, New York and Boston. See a complete list … Continue reading

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The Pineapple Thief – “Your Wilderness” & “8 Years Later”

“Your Wilderness” has been hyped as the return to prog for The Pineapple Thief. I don’t get that exactly since I thought the last album, “Magnolia,” was not only really good but also plenty prog enough. Some of the songs … Continue reading

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Contemplator – “Sonance”

Let’s just get this out of the way. “Sonance” is amazing. The band behind this amazing album is Contemplator from Quebec. What makes “Sonance” so great is that it’s an all instrumental affair that could have either harsh or clean … Continue reading

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Imminent Sonic Destruction – “Triumphia”

I love Imminent Sonic Destruction. I have been a fan since I first heard their debut album “Recurring Themes.” That album shows so much talent and depth which makes it hard to believe it’s their debut. It’s been four years … Continue reading

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Tony MacAlpine announces October West Cost Tour Supporting Steve Vai

Hello Friends and music family! I hope all is well for everyone reading this. It’s been a while since I have reached out to you, but now the good fortune of health and timing is allowing me to do so. … Continue reading

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An Endless Sporadic – “Magic Machine”

As much as I have always been a music guy first and foremost, I have also been a gamer. It is in my blood as much as anything else. I can distinctly remember sitting at my Xbox in 2005, and … Continue reading

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