Monthly Archives: February 2019

Darkwater – Human

It’s been almost a decade since the last album from Darkwater and that is a lot of time to pass between albums. I have seen bands that were gone for less time and then try to release a comeback that … Continue reading

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Breidablik – “Nhoohr”

Breidablik is the project of Norwegian musican Morten Birkeland Nielsen. While his music chiefly utilizes analog synthesizers, there are other instruments that appear in the mix, along with natural sounds, such as bird calls and rain. Nhoohr is an instrumental … Continue reading

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Rhapsody of Fire – “The Eighth Mountain”

It’s been a while since I listened to Rhapsody of Fire, to be perfectly honest. When I first heard them in the mid-2000s in high school, they were the music I put on while delving into the Dragonlance books. I … Continue reading

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Katatonia celebrate 10th anniversary of “Night Is The New Day” with exclusive live EU shows, deluxe edition of album

Katatonia are back! At least for a limited time doing a short EU tour to honor the 10th Anniversary of their classic album “Night is the New Day.” Here is the press release: “The umbral machinery known as Katatonia is … Continue reading

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Dream Theater – “Distance Over Time”

After the controversial album “The Astonishing,” it makes perfect sense for Dream Theater to get back to the basics. “The Astonishing” was initially an album that sounded good to me overall but with a poor story line and too much … Continue reading

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O.R.k – “Ramagehead”

Is it possible for me, as a huge fan of P@ Mastelotto, to give an objective review? Probably not but I’m going to do it anyway. Consisting of band members Lef: vocals, keys (Obake, Berserk!), Carmelo Pipitone: guitars (Marta Sui Tubi), Colin Edwin: … Continue reading

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Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess Announces New Solo Album ‘Wired For Madness’

Here’s the press release for the upcoming solo album by Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater: Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess will release his brand new spiralling and stunning solo album ‘Wired for Madness’ on April 19 via Music Theories Recordings / … Continue reading

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Avantasia – “Moonglow”

I’m fairly new to Avantasia in the grand scheme of things. Ghostlights was my first exposure and I loved it, so I dug into the back catalog. I googled Tobias (which the google suggestions filled in a question asking what … Continue reading

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