Author Archives: Rob

About Rob

I have been a fan of progressive metal and progressive rock for most of my life. My music collection is insanely large. My passion for life is music...progressive music!

Big Big Train – “Grand Tour”

I’ve been into Big Big Train since they were giving away mp3s on their website many years ago. I have a two track sampler (home made) from the “Bard” album. Yet despite all of that, I wouldn’t say that I … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 12

The title of this column could be “Unlikely Recommendations.” At least, this first one is very unlikely. Port Noir is a band that despite being signed by Inside Out Music, I had assumed they were just some alternative rock band. … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 11

Allegaeon has somehow survived lack of finances and band turnover to release great album after great album. “Apoptosis” is their last and one of their greatest. The first big change was vocalist Riley McShane who stepped in on 2016’s “Proponent … Continue reading

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PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS announces debut album; current & former Spock’s Beard members join forces in new band

Here’s some cool news about a new band featuring current & former Spock’s Beard members Ted Leonard, Jimmy Keegan & Dave Meros as well as long-time contributing songwriter-producer John Boegehold. PATTERN-SEEKING ANIMALS is the brand new quartet featuring the talents … Continue reading

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The Aristocrats Announce North America Tour + Reveal New Album Title

Here’s the press release for the new Aristrocrats album and tour!   THE ARISTOCRATS ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICA TOUR FOR SUMMER 2019 AND REVEAL THE TITLE OF THEIR FOURTH STUDIO ALBUM: “YOU KNOW WHAT…?”   “virtuosic, melodic, spontaneous, outrageous and fun” [Guitar World] … Continue reading

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Bjørn Riis – “A Storm Is Coming”

Airbag guitarist Bjørn Riis is back with his third full length album, “A Storm Is Coming.” Riis has been really busy with his solo career the last few years, releasing the EP “Coming Home” last year. His solo work has … Continue reading

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Thank You Scientist announce new album ‘Terraformer’

Here’s the press release for the upcoming album by Thank You Scientist: American Prog rock masters Thank You Scientist are pleased to announce their 4th studio album, Terraformer, out June 14th on Evil Ink Records.  Their second studio release on the label … Continue reading

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