modern prog metal

Dream Theater announces Winter 2020 European Headlining Tour

Dream Theater, twice Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans, are thrilled to announce the European leg of their most recent “Evening With” touring cycle; featuring a celebration of the band’s latest record, “Distance Over Time”, and their acclaimed milestone achievement, “Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory”. 

Ark Ascent release music video for new single “Innocence Lost”

UK progressive metal band, Ark Ascent, featuring former Shadowkeep vocalist Rogue Marechal, current DGM bassist Andrea Arcangeli and Sirenia drummer Michael Brush, have released a new music video for the new single “Innocence Lost”, the track is taken from their debut album “Downfall”, which is set for release on September 27th, 2019, via Ascent Records.

The video for “Innocence Lost” can be viewed below.

Kill The Drama Queen releases music video for new single “Refractions”

A few weeks after releasing a first digital single-video called “Invictus”, Alternative Metal/Progressive rockers from France & Luxembourg Kill The Drama Queen just unveiled a brand new excerpt from their upcoming album with its title-track, available right now below.

As announced previously their sophomore full-length effort called “Refractions” will be released on October 21st, 2019, on Bandcamp and all the main legal digital services.

Soulsplitter to release debut studio album “Salutogenesis” on October 18th 2019

Four musicians prepare to suspend the world in a dream-like state of philosophical contemplation, set to a hauntingly beautiful soundscape of deeply emotive and artistic progressive rock. Uniquely intense and undeniably grandiose, Germany’s Soulsplitter are pleased to announce the upcoming release of their debut studio album, “Salutogenesis”.

Soen live in Athens 2019

Taking things from the start, the opening act, The Price, gave a good performance, but only for a limited crowd (supposedly due to the early opening on a weekday). Their mixture of alternative-meets-nu metal-meets-post grunge proved quite interesting, testifying for a band with talent. We might hear more from them in the future.
 

North Of South releases lyric video for new single “Ember Remains”

Spanish prog project North Of South are glad to announce that they have signed a deal with WormHoleDeath for the release of their new EP, “The Dogma and the Outsider” (TBA).

The first single of the upcoming EP, “Ember Remains”, is out now via Wormholedeath / The Orchard worldwide. “Ember Remains” features Orphaned Land’s lead singer Kobi Farhi!

Tool announces Fall 2019 North American Headlining Tour

“Fear Inoculum”, Tool’s fifth studio album and 2019’s most anticipated release, is available now. Listen here.

The news arrives as the band announces a six-week North American tour, launching the trek on Oct. 13 at the Aftershock Festival. Tickets are on-sale Sept. 6 at 10 am local time, with a limited number of tickets will be available to Tool Army members on Sept. 4.

Blame Zeus to release new studio album “Seethe” on November 8th 2019

Rockshots Records is proud to announce their latest signing of Portuguese progressive metallers Blame Zeus for the release of their third full length “Seethe” on November 8th, 2019.  

With influences that range from blues to metal, their music can be described as an intense and heavy rock, but also with intimate and nostalgic ballads. Their line up features Sandra Oliveira, Tiago Lascasas, Paulo Silva, Celso Oliveira, and Ricardo Silveira.