melodic prog metal

Arch / Matheos to release new studio album “Winter Ethereal” on May 10th 2019

In progressive metal circles, the names of guitarist Jim Matheos and vocalist John Arch are spoken with due reverence. With the former having been a driving force in Fates Warning for thirty-five years, and the latter the original front-man of that band, they also have a single seminal work under the Arch / Matheos banner, 2011’s “Sympathetic Resonance”.

Evergrey live in Athens 2019

I was able to walk into the club, midway through Crossing Eternity’s short set. The Swedish/Romanian combo forms a rather decent prog power band, with cool ideas and more than adequate chops. Their vocalist Berti is not your typical wimpy tenor, spitting his guts out, but has a rather pleasant baritone that he utilizes well, within the band’s melodic compositions. Definitely worth checking out.
 

With Our Arms To The Sun announce kickstarter campaign for new album “The Mogollon Monster”

With Our Arms To The Sun, the Phoenix-based band whose 2017 album, “Orenda”, was included on Loudwire’s 25 Best Metal Albums of that year, have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the band’s fifth album, “The Mogollon Monster”.

Check out the Kickstarter campaign here.

Mark Zonder and Gary Wehrkamp announces ZW Band and debut album “If It’s Real”

Long known for their work in the progressive and underground metal scenes in bands like Warlord, Shadow Gallery, Amaran’S Plight and Fates Warning, guitarist Gary Wehrkamp and drummer Mark Zonder are exploring darkness in a brand new light with their new band, Zonder/Wehrkamp (aka ZW Band).

Halcyon Way premiere music video for “The Church of Me”

Shortly before their North American tour with Metal Church, which kicks off on April 23rd, Atlanta-based metallers Halcyon Way present a music video for the track “The Church of Me”.

The song is taken from their new album “Bloody but Unbowed”, out now on Agonia Records.

Watch the video for “The Church of Me” below.

Avandra releases lyric video for new single “Even//You”

Puerto Rican prog-metal band Avandra have released new single “Even//You”, taken from their upcoming new album “Descender”, which is set for release on April 26th, 2019, via Blood Music.

Check out the lyric video for “Even//You” below.

This follows first single “Derelict Minds”, which features ex Dream Theater keyboardist Kevin Moore - check it out here.

Aeon Zen to release new studio album “Inveritas” on May 10th 2019

UK Progressive Metal band Aeon Zen will release their fifth studio album, “Inveritas”, on May 10th, 2019.

The follow-up to 2014’s “Ephemera” will be available in digipack, digital download, and producer pack versions. You can pre-order the album here and get an immediate download of another new song!

Check out the lyric video for “Inveritas”, (featuring Vadim Pruzhanov from DragonForce), below.