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Virgil Donati – “Ruination”

As a drummer and composer, Virgil Donati is one of the best on the planet. [Insert a Planet X joke in here.] Yes I first learned about Donati from his collaboration with Derek Sherinian in Planet X. To be honest, … Continue reading

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Psychotic Waltz – “The God-Shaped Void”

Fans have been waiting for 23 years for new music from Psychotic Waltz. The band reformed in 2010 after disbanding back in 1996. They’ve maintained a loyal cult following for all of those years but fans wanted more than just … Continue reading

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Moron Police – “A Boat on the Sea”

I get a lot of submissions from labels and PR reps. When Roie Avin of Royal Avenue Media (and InsideOut and the Prog Report) sent me “A Boat on the Sea” by Moron Police, I wasn’t blown away. I listened … Continue reading

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Dead Kosmonaut – “Gravitas”

I’d never heard of the Swedish band Dead Kosmonaut before getting sent this promo but I liked the description so I gave it a shot. They definitely merge Sabbath and Maiden but also have a Uriah Heep vibe going as … Continue reading

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Sons of Apollo – “MMXX”

Somehow, prog metal supergroup Sons of Apollo survived to make a second album, “MMXX.” I’ll admit I was worried that I would not like “Psychotic Symphony,” but overall it was a really good album with enough hooks and prog craziness … Continue reading

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David Kollar “Sculpting in Time”

David Kollar is a guitarist/multi-instrumentalist from Slovakia. While his name might not be one you know, if you have listened to Steven Wilson’s song Detonation or no-man’s tune Love You To Bits (Bit 4), you have heard his amazing guitar … Continue reading

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Nightwish – “Decades: Live In Buenos Aires”

Well… here we are again… another year, another live release. Looking back at their discography, it seems the last few (including this one) have been every three years. Nice and steady release schedule. Again, it will primarily be the already … Continue reading

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