melodic prog rock

The Oneira to release new studio album “Injection” on March 13th 2020

Progressive rock act The Oneira unveils the first single “Still Free to Choose” taken from the upcoming new album “Injection”, coming out on March 13th, 2020, via Rockshots Records.

“Still Free to Choose” is available as digital single on Spotify and iTunes, paired with an official video, which can be seen below.

Louise Patricia Crane to release debut album “Deep Blue” on March 13th 2020

“Deity” is the debut single from vocalist and songwriter Louise Patricia Crane and transports the listener into an alternate world where “Dear Prudence” was tracked in the “White Album” sessions; a twilight place where the veil between life and death is at its thinnest, and the baroque sounds of 1980s avant-garde dream pop and guitar-driven 1970s progressive rock are natural bedfellows.

External releases official video for new single “Distant”

The Finnish progressive metal collective External have released a new song, “Distant”. It’s the follow-up to their previous single “Anhedonia”, released in June. The cover art was done by Lumi Hartikainen.

In the mixing process, once again, External worked with Asger Mygind from the Danish band VOLA. The song is accompanied by an animated music video by Tuomas Kortelainen.

Anubis to release new studio album “Homeless” on March 10th 2020

Australian Progressive Rock Band Anubis have revealed that their sixth studio album “Homeless” is to be released on March 10th, 2020.

To celebrate the announcement, the Marillion influenced sextet have launched a lyric video for the single “Home”.

Check out the lyric video for “Home” below.

Douglas Skene, guitarist and vocalist, says this about the single:

SL Theory release music video for new single “Devil’s Suites”

SL Theory have released their second official video and single for the song “Devil’s Suites”.

The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album “Cipher”, out on December 6th, 2019.

Watch the new video for “Devil’s Suites” below.

The video was shot at ArtWorks Studios in Ellinikon, produced & edited by SL Theory and directed by Maria Gavala & SL Theory. Acting by Mike Karasoulis.

Leprous - Pitfalls

Leprous have become for a lot of fans a focal point in the prog genre, in some cases eliciting fanatical responses, both positive and as of late even negative. Not being a fanatical fan of a lot of popular bands and able to appreciate or sour up at will, about different releases has been quite liberating, as a musical work can either fit one’s criteria or even help expand their tastes, but becoming a fanatic usually takes away perspective and I feel that’s happened a lot to the Leprous fandom.
 

SL Theory release music video for first single “You Never Happened”

SL Theory have released their first official video for the new single “You Never Happened”
 
The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album “Cipher”, out on December 6th, 2019.

The video was hot at Soundflakes Studios in Ellinikon, and directed & edited by Manos Georgakopoulos.

Watch the video for “You Never Happened” below.

Sonus Corona release music video for new single “Illusions”

Sonus Corona is a progressive metal band from Turku, Finland. The band combines intense musical atmospheres accompanied with heavy riffs and strong melodies and relies on stellar songwriting. They say they have been heavily influenced by Haken, Toto, Tool, Dream Theater and Leprous.

The band released a new music video for “Illusions”, which is an all-acoustic track. Watch the video below.

HRH celebrates HRH Prog X in October 2020 with a huge line-up

HRH Prog Festival entered another new Chapter - HRH Prog 9 is just around the corner this March using the Reading/Leeds styled format with the 02 Academy Sheffield, as well as London’s iconic Shepherd’s Bush Empire on the same weekend, which are now virtually sold out.

The exciting news is, the Tenth Anniversary Voyage of HRH Prog is just about to launch to repeat the format next October with a spectacular line up.

Opeth - In Cauda Venenum

In all honesty, I was not a big fan of Opeth when they were playing death metal, since I thought other bands were doing a much better job at it, but when they started going soft, circa “Still Life”, I thought they were losing every ounce of credibility. They inadvertently abandoned their extreme style for a more mature, so called progressive style, just a little bit into the millennium and released a bunch of watered down albums that gained them a wider appeal, as they became more and more accessible.