atmospheric prog metal

Tool announces Spring & Summer 2020 North American Headlining Tour

Tool, who recently took home the GRAMMY Award® for Best Metal Performance for the song “7empest”, has added an extensive Spring/Summer tour for North America.

The tour news arrives as the Los Angeles-based band wraps up a sold out Australasian tour, with the final two shows of the trek, back-to-back sold out performances at Auckland’s Spark Arena, happening later this week.

Dyscordia - Delete / Rewrite

Dyscordia are a Belgian bunch, who probably make a bit more fuss and do a bit more namedropping about themselves and their collaborations than what would seem logical and right. They’ve been going on for the better part of the past decade and in that time they’ve released another two albums preceded by an EP, all overseen by Jens Borgen (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Katatonia, etc.), supported bigger bands locally and performed at many smaller festivals.
 

Psychotic Waltz - The God-Shaped Void

It’s quite hard to realize what expectations might be for Psy-Waltz’s return after an absence of more than two decades. Back in the day the released some four albums in quick succession and then, well Buddy Lackey turned into Devon Graves and continued after a weird and lo fi solo, with Dead Soul Tribe and Shadow Theory, exploring different musical landscapes, but not entirely alien at the same time.
 

Ghost Toast to release new studio album “Shape Without Form” on March 3rd 2020

Hungarian experimental progressive rock band Ghost Toast is set to release their fourth studio album “Shape Without Form” on March 3rd, 2020, via Inverse Records. 

The band released a music video for the first single “Frankenstein’s” and it can be seen below.
 
Guitarist Rózsavölgyi Bence comments:

Tool wins Best Metal Performance Grammy Award for “7empest”

Tool has won a GRAMMY Award® for Best Metal Performance (“7empest”).

Danny Carey (drums) and Justin Chancellor (bass) accepted the awards at today’s Premiere Ceremony in Los Angeles.

“I’d like to thank all the gods because I don’t think it’s a good time to piss them off”, Carey said. He also thanked his band mates Chancellor, Adam Jones and Maynard James Keenan.

Sons Of Apollo - MMXX

I thought the debut of Sons Of Apollo was a pretty decent prog metal album, from a supergroup that felt a little disjointed, despite all of the people involved in it being awesome players. “MMXX” comes a short time after, with a tour under the band’s collective belt and a Jeff Scott Soto that seems to be working throughout the year on different projects, yet is able to afford the material fairly spirited promotions.