atmospheric prog metal

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.

Haken - Virus

Haken have become prog metal darlings and while up to a point, their work ethic is undeniable, as are their abilities, they might or might not be everyone’s cup of tea. Some people put on tirades about how derivative of DT they might be on occasion, while others praise them to no end as if they are the best thing since sliced bread.
 

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.
 

The Ocean to release new studio album “Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic” on September 25th 2020

On September 25th, 2020, 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.