Monthly Archives: November 2018

Editorial: Why does Derek Sherinian still have a grudge against Jordan Rudess?

Twenty years ago (I can’t believe it’s that LONG), Jordan Rudess was asked to join Dream Theater. The problem was the band had a keyboardist in Derek Sherinian. Sherinian was a really good player too. But both John Petrucci and … Continue reading

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Marcela Bovio – Through Your Eyes

Here we are just about two months after the last album she appeared on, Mayan’s Dhyana, and we are greeted with more of the illustrious voice that is Marcela Bovio with her latest solo effort, Through Your Eyes. Normally, this … Continue reading

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ProgPowerUSA 2018 – Day Four

  The days were posted in the order that the bands performed. And if you missed Day Three, you can find it here and work your way back through the other days if you like. Or start with the beginning here and … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 6

I cannot understand if “Manifesto of an Alchemist” is a Roine Stolt solo album or just a strange variation of The Flower Kings. It is credited to Roine Stolt’s The Flower King. I know this shouldn’t drive me nuts but … Continue reading

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Leah – “The Quest”

It’s been a while since I have listened to a Leah album. Loved her earlier work and got pretty excited when King’s and Queens came out. Especially after I saw how long it was (I like longer songs). And while … Continue reading

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Psycroptic – “As the Kingdom Drowns”

Tasmania’s Psycroptic is BACK with “As The Kingdom Drowns” and wow, it’s a killer album. Sure it’s only 35 minutes but it’s a relentless, blistering album nonetheless! I enjoy Psycroptic in doses. Like any tech death metal band, they can … Continue reading

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Four Stroke Baron – “Planet Silver Screen”

“Planet Silver Screen” is the sophomore release by Nevada trio Four Stroke Baron. It’s an interesting mash up of metal, prog, and new wave, with a healthy sprinkling of 2000s alt-pop. From the opening track “Cut”, it was coming off … Continue reading

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Let me begin by saying that this album, in my opinion, is a lost gem. The fourth and last studio album, originally released by CBS Denmark in 1976, is the result of an already talented band coming to their creative … Continue reading

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I know most people know about this but here’s the official press release regarding the brand new album by Dream Theater!   Band To Embark on The Distance Over Time Tour of North America Beginning March 2019   Two-time Grammy-nominated … Continue reading

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Antimatter – “Black Market Enlightenment”

Time to start with another one of my disclaimers. I love Antimatter so a new album by Mick Moss would have to be dreadful for me not to like it. That said, I do tend to have higher expectations for … Continue reading

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