atmospheric prog metal

Opeth announces October 2021 European Headlining Tour

Sweden’s Opeth have come a long way in the past 30 years, having evolved from raw death metal to virtuosic and progressive vintage rock. Always forging their own path, the band have delivered 13 albums, each a fresh milestone within its genre and soon, the band centered around frontman and guitarist, Mikael Åkerfeldt, will be celebrating its 30th Anniversary.

Teramaze to release new studio album “I Wonder” on October 9th 2020

Australian progressive metal band Teramaze have announced the release of their new album “I Wonder” on October 9th, 2020, via Wells Music.

To celebrate the announcement, Teramaze permiere a music video for the song “A Deep State of Awake”, which was directed by the band. The video can be viewed below.

Guest Vocalist on “A Deep State of Awake” is Jason Wisdom of Death Therapy. Music: Mixed & Mastered by Dean Wells at Wells Productions.

Fates Warning to release new studio album “Long Day Good Night” on November 6th 2020

On November 6th, 2020, Fates Warning will release their new album, “Long Day Good Night”, via Metal Blade Records.

Listen to the new single, “Scars”, below.

Pre-order “Long Day Good Night”, here, in the following formats:
• digipak-CD
• ltd. digibook-CD
• 180g black vinyl (EU exclusive)

Scardust to release new studio album “Strangers” on October 30th 2020

Israeli progressive wizards Scardust follow up their critically acclaimed debut masterpiece “Sands of Time” with “Strangers”, an intriguing concept album recorded against all odds in the first half of 2020.

Mixed by Yonatan Kossov (Orphaned Land, Amorphis) and mastered by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend, Arch Enemy), the album will be released on October 30th, 2020, via M-Theory Audio.

A 60-second YouTube teaser video can be viewed below.

Pyramaze to release new studio album “Epitaph” on November 13th 2020

Danish Progressive Power Metal group Pyramaze has just inked a record deal in order to put out their next full-length studio album called “Epitaph”, via AFM Records. The album will be released on November 13th, 2020.

With their majestic a clearly progressive first single “A Stroke of Magic” released today, Pyramaze show that they belong to the top of the European Progressive Power Metal Genre! 

Check out the video for “A Stroke of Magic” below.

The Ocean announces Winter 2021 European Headlining Tour

On September 25th, The Ocean will release their 8th full-length, “Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic”, via Metal Blade Records (CD / digital) and the band’s own Pelagic Records (vinyl).

In 2018, The Ocean released “Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic” - the first half of a sprawling but superbly cohesive paleontology concept album. Now, the group is ready to release the eagerly-awaited concluding parts of the Phanerozoic journey.

Course Of Fate - Mindweaver

Course Of Fate is a newcomer that comes from Norway and was originally founded in 2015, even though an unofficial version of the band existed years before. This sextet seems to be influenced by various prog metal bands, such as Queensrÿche, Evegrey, Fates Warning, Dream Theater and Circus Maximus among others. I do not usually refer to a band’s influences, but in this occasion I wanted to give you an idea of what to expect.