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Blind Guardian Twilight Orchestra – “Legacy Of The Dark Lands”

In addition to progressive metal and rock, one of my favorite types of music are dramatic film scores. And in that realm, one of my all time favorite groups is Two Steps From Hell, as they are one of the … Continue reading

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Vanden Plas – The Ghost Xperiment: AwakenIng

One of the mainstays of prog metal are back with part one of another two part concept album ( part two planned for next fall). This album is both short (6 tracks) and long (about 50 minutes). So, yeah, most … Continue reading

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ProgPower USA 2019 – Day Four

Threshold pictured above Friday, Sept. 7, 2019 – Day 4: (All photos taken by me.)   For setlist info, see here (Thanks to whoever did this!): https://www.setlist.fm/festival/2019/progpower-usa-xx-5bd71fe4.html Sorcerer (Sweden) Screaming into day four is an epic doom metal band, Sorcerer, at … Continue reading

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ProgPower USA 2019 – Day Three

Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 – Day 3: (All photos taken by me.) For setlist info, see here (Thanks to whoever did this!): https://www.setlist.fm/festival/2019/progpower-usa-xx-5bd71fe4.html Paladin (USA) Grabbed lunch and hit the vendor room to check things out first. Grabbed some goodies and then … Continue reading

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ProgPower USA 2019 – Day Two

MaYaN pictured above. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 – Day 2: (All photos taken by me.) For setlist info, see here (Thanks to whoever did this!): https://www.setlist.fm/festival/2019/progpower-usa-xx-5bd71fe4.html Tomorrow’s Eve (Germany/USA) 4-5pm Butt dragging already. Oh boy. Got to the venue a … Continue reading

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ProgPower USA 2019 – Day One

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 – Day 1: (All photos taken by me. Had some settings issues so they are what they are) For setlist info, see here (Thanks to whoever did this!): https://www.setlist.fm/festival/2019/progpower-usa-xx-5bd71fe4.html So, next year, I’ll have our room … Continue reading

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Sonata Arctica – Talviyö

This band doesn’t really need an introduction as most in this realm of music have heard them and already developed an opinion of them… multiple times even. And, man, do those opinions vary wildly. I could be way off base, … Continue reading

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