alternative prog metal

Jupiter Hollow to release new studio album “Bereavement” on June 12th 2020

One of Toronto’s favourite ambient progressive metal/rock duo Jupiter Hollow announce they will be releasing their new album “Bereavement” on June 12th, 2020, to follow their two highly praised recordings “AHDOMN” (2018) and “Odyssey” (2016). 

“Bereavement” is the continuation of the storyline from both previous releases. The band further explains:

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.

Black Lilium - Dead Man’s Diary

Black Lilium should have a better press releases for severalreasons. I read progressive melodic metal and Muse / Mando Diao influences and what I get is Bullet For My Valentine (without growls or serious solos) crossed with Tokio Hotel’s “hardest” moments aiming for that lucrative BMTH market. A transparent ploy. I will avoid making some seriously funny double entendres, based on the unfortunate word choices till later, opting to concentrate on what the band has to offer with their alternative rock/meta..
 

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.
 

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.
 

Stömb release music video for new single “Dimension Zero”

In the closing moments of 2019, French instrumental quartet Stömb released “Ephemeral” - the first taste of their forthcoming album “From Nihil”. With the album now available to preorder via Bandcamp, the band descend once more into a tense, atmospheric conceptual universe with the unveiling of the brand new video single, “Dimension Zero”.