Category Archives: progressive metal

A Look At Civil Defiance

Los Angeles, 1989… A 19 year old me went out with some friends to see some bands playing on the strip in Hollywood, a somewhat regular occurrence. On this particular night there was a band from the town I was … Continue reading

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Bryan Beller of the Aristocrats Announces Star Studded Solo Album

As if the new Aristcrats album wasn’t enough (it’s amazing, go buy it now), bassist Bryan Beller has a solo album coming out as well. Here’s the press release for it:   As a bassist and composer, Bryan Beller (The Aristocrats, Joe … Continue reading

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Rob’s Recommendation Roundup: Volume 13

So maybe 13 is an unlucky number after all. It’s been a while since I did one of these columns. I’ve done a few feature reviews but I haven’t heard enough good albums to cull into one of these columns. … Continue reading

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Jolly – “Family”

It’s been 6 years since I last heard anything from (the Incredible?) Jolly. After their promising two part album series “The Audio Guide to Happiness,” the band went the Patreon route (not a route that I am into) to work … Continue reading

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Progressive Music Planet Radio Show: “Home”

Perhaps I should post about my radio show on here. I never do it and it’s a reasonably well liked show. 2 hours of prog and I love doing themes. Tomorrow’s theme is “home.” Tune in at 10am EDT, 3pm … Continue reading

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Daniel Tompkins – “Castles”

The voice you’ve heard in the bands TesseracT and White Moth Black Butterfly now has an album bearing his own name. Daniel Tompkins’ solo debut is called Castles. While the term castle may conjure up an image of a fortress, … Continue reading

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Avandra – “Descender”

Released Friday, April 26 is “Descender” from Puerto Rico’s Avandra. After multiple listens, I’m left feeling nostalgic, comforted and happy. The music is reminiscent of the early Magna Carta catalog (think Altura, Lemur Voice, Dali’s Dilemma). “Descender” is in that … Continue reading

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