prog metal

Sons Of Apollo to release “Live with the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony” on August 30th 2019

Sons Of Apollo – former Dream Theater members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Billy Sheehan (The Winery Dogs, Mr. Big, David Lee Roth) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Journey, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force) – are pleased to announce the release of “Live with the Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony” on August 30th, 2019.

Conception launches crowdfunding campaign to record first full length album in over two decades

After a year which has seen Norwegian hard rock band Conception triumphantly returned to the musical fold with the highly acclaimed EP “My Dark Symphony” and a series of sold out shows, they now launch a new campaign aiming to record their first full length album since 1997.

Zonder/Wehrkamp release music video for “The Next Big Thing”

Zonder/Wehrkamp, featuring drummer Mark Zonder and guitarist/keyboardist Gary Wehrkamp, released their debut album “If It’s Real” on May 24th, 2019!

The band has unleashed the 3rd production-performance video for the song “The Next Big Thing”, taken from the debut album. Watch the video below.

Gary on the video:

External release music video for new single “Anhedonia”

A Finland-based progressive metal act External have released a new single, “Anhedonia”. It’s their first release with guitarist Roger Lundberg, as well as the first with major songwriting contribution from bassist Samuel Järvinen.

In the mixing process External worked with Asger Mygind from the Danish band Vola. The song is accompanied by a music video by Tuomas Ikonen.
 
Check the music video for “Anhedonia” below.

Rage announces February 2020 European co-headlining Tour with Serenity

Unstoppable German heavy metallers Rage have announced their return to the UK in 2020 as part of a European co-headline tour with Austrian symphonic power metal act Serenity.

The tour will make it’s way to the capital on Saturday 8th February 2020 for a date at London’s Underworld with support coming from Hannover battle metal warriors Human Fortress and Vanish.

European Tour Dates 2020:
05.02 - Mannheim, MS Connexion Complex*

Hemina to release new studio album “Night Echoes” on August 9th 2019

Australian progressive metal quartet Hemina have announced further details of their upcoming fourth studio album “Night Echoes”, which will release in full on August 9th, 2019.

Hemina’s fourth studio release will provide the latest instalment in an extensive, episodic concept arc that has unravelled across the band’s previous studio albums; “Synthetic” (2011), “Nebulae” (2014) and “Venus” (2016).

The Contortionist announces August 2019 European Tour

Progressive rock act The Contortionist have announced a run of European tour dates including appearances at ArcTanGent (UK), Summer Breeze (DE) and Brutal Assault (CZ) festivals.

Azusa, featuring former members of Dillinger Escape Plan, will support on a number of the headline dates.

Following on from a month-long run of the USA with Animals As Leaders, the band are touring in support of their current LP “Clairvoyant”, out now via eOne.

Hemina releases music video for new single “We Will”

Australian progressive metal quartet Hemina have released the first single from their upcoming fourth studio album “Night Echoes”, which will release in full on August 9th, 2019.

The single release of “We Will” has been coupled with a gorgeous music video that perfectly encapsulates the band’s love of all things “retro” - a visual throwback back to the days of VHS recordings of the 1980s, shot in a style synonymous with the “home movie” trend that swept the globe during the same decade.

Arch / Matheos - Winter Ethereal

I can pretty vividly remember most than fifteen years ago, how I was pretty enthusiastic to find out, that John Arch (the original voice of Fates Warning) had surfaced and collaborated once again with Fates mainman Jim Matheos, for an EP of only two songs, both clocking over ten minutes, that were reminiscent of the band’s original style, but maybe toned down a bit and a sounding a little more lyrical.

Arch / Matheos release new music video for “Tethered”

Arch / Matheos have released their second studio album, “Winter Ethereal”, today via Metal Blade Records.

Additionally, the band has launched a video for the track “Tethered”, which can be viewed below.

Today the band unveils the second single from the album entitled “Wanderlust”. Listen to the track below.

Purchase “Winter Ethereal” here to pre-order the album in the following formats: