progressive metal

Tellus Requiem - Invictus (The 11th Hour) out on January 22nd, 2013

In celebration of their upcoming album release, Norway's TELLUS REQUIEM has launched a brand new website. The website is located at: and features upcoming tour dates, news merchandise, media, social network links and more.
The band described the websites design and meaning:
"The homepage is based on the artwork for our upcoming release; Invictus (The 11th Hour) done by Mr. Thomas Ewerhard. He has worked with other great artists like Symphony X, TOTO, Avantasia, Therion, Hammerfall, among others.

Threshold - European Tour announced

Legendary British progressive metal maestros THRESHOLD proclaim the MARCH of progress!
Matching the title of their highly successful new masterpiece “March Of Progress” (out via Nuclear Blast since August 24, 2012), the band will finally return to the European stages in March of 2013.
Guitarist Karl Groom states enthusiastically: “It will be great to be back on the road with THRESHOLD – and in particular to play songs from our latest album”!

Hypnotheticall signs with Logic(il)Logic records

Progressive metal band Hypnotheticall inked a deal with logic(il)logic Records to publish its new album "A Farewell To Gravity", scheduled for release in early 2013. 
The band, featuring Arthemis drummer Francesco "Kekko" Tresca, published its first full-length album "Dead World" in 2009.
You can watch "Let Life Be An Origami", the first extract from the upcoming album below.

Royal Hunt - 20th Anniversary Special Edition

Frontiers Records is pleased to announce the release of ROYAL HUNT celebrative Box Set release entitled “20th Anniversary – Special Edition” on November 23rd in Europe and January 21st in North America.
After the highly successful 20th anniversary tour in support of their latest album "Show Me How To Live", ROYAL HUNT celebrate the band’s 20th Anniversary with this very special “Best of” package including 3 CDs and one DVD.

Speaking To Stones - Elements on 16th November 2012

Back on 16 November 2012 some six years after their self titled debut, the American progressive metal outfit Speaking To Stones expands their sound and line-up for their new epic release “Elements”.
After the release of Speaking to Stones’ 2006 self-titled debut, guitarist Tony Vinci began work on a more progressive project that called for a new group of musicians. Speaking to Stones’ current line-up includes Andy Engberg (Section A) on vocals, Mark Zonder (Fates Warning, Slavior) on drums, Greg Putnam (Jam Pain Society) on bass and stick, and Anthony Brown (Graphite Symphony) on keyboards.

Sonata Arctica - Gold Award & Tourdates

“Stones Grow Her Name”, the seventh studio album by Finnish melodic metallers SONATA ARCTICA was released on May, 18th – and achieved gold status in their homecountry after just one week. "This is our 9th gold disc from Finland. Kiitos Suomi", was the comment of vocalist Tony Kakko.
Finally the band received the award on stage, while playing at the famous "Tavastia" Club in Helsinki.

Vision Divine - Destination Set to Nowhere

It seems that for every band there’s a special time when they can create and present the album that can/will mark their whole career. Vision Divine is, without any doubt, one of the best heavy/power metal bands that come from Italy. Since 1998, the year of their formation, they kept releasing very good music. In any case, Olaf Thörsen & Fabio Lione are among the top names of the Italian metal scene.

Euroblast Tour

Euroblast Collective, Avocado Booking, InsideOut Music and Century Media Records have teamed up to bring you the finest in contemporary progressive metal with the first instalment of the Euroblast Tour.

Affector - Harmagedon

Affector came to life, as a project between Collin Leijenaar a guy who serves as Neal Morse’s touring drummer and a guy called Daniel Fries, that was some sort of biz associate of his, or something of the sort, that introduced CL, to some material he was working on and suggested a possible collaboration. Michael Le Pond, the bassist of Symphony X joined soon after and the final piece of the puzzle was placed when Enchant’s Ted Leonard who now also seems to be “Spock’s Beard” vocalist was chosen to handle the lyrical and phonetic duties.

Periphery - Periphery II out in July

Century Media Records is proud to welcome PERIPHERY from Washington, DC, to the family as licensing partner for the world outside of North America, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. Combining the complex atypical rhythms and technical precision of math rock with the sensational brutality of progressive metal, PERIPHERY have redefined the boundaries of progressive music.
July 2nd will see the European digital release of PERIPHERY's highly anticipated new album "Periphery II", whereas the physical release of the album will follow July 16th including bonus material. Please check out a trailer below.