Monthly Archives: July 2018

Southern Empire – Civilisation

Well… here we are. The band whose debut album was my top release of 2016 has returned! Southern Empire introduce their sophomore effort and they definitely ramped up the epicness this go around. It clocks in at 4 tracks and … Continue reading

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VOIVOD – “The Wake” album details and release date announced!

Celebrating their 35th anniversary this year, Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD are pleased to announce a release date of September 21st, 2018 for their upcoming new studio album “The Wake” via Century Media Records worldwide. “The Wake”, the highly anticipated … Continue reading

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Distorted Harmony – “A Way Out”

Israel’s Distorted Harmony started out as a more straight up prog metal outfit with very obvious Dream Theater influences. They released their debut album “Utopia” for free and garnered much attention. When it came time for the second album, the band … Continue reading

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Rank ‘Em: Spock’s Beard studio albums

I was asked by a good friend if I would do a “Rank ‘Em” column on Spock’s Beard. And they have had many amazing albums over the years, so they make a great choice. But what makes it more interesting … Continue reading

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The Night Flight Orchestra – “Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough”

“Sometimes The World Ain’t Enough” could almost be the title of an old James Bond movie. In this case, it’s the latest album by The Night Flight Orchestra who know how to make authentic classic rock. Now when I say … Continue reading

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Lux Terminus – “The Courage to Be”

First of all, I need to get it out in the open that I am a fan of  the multi-talented Vikram Shankar. Ever since I first saw that keyboard medley he did with a little Dream Theater and a little Haken, I … Continue reading

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Interview with Robert Berry about 3, 3.2 and his dear friend Keith Emerson

Robert, I am a huge fan of 3 and bought “To The Power of Three” right when it came out in 1988. If I remember right, it started out with you being produced by Carl Palmer. After that, Keith Emerson … Continue reading

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