fusion metal

Civil Defiance reunite and announce “Eye of the Dog” digital single - due out on October 28th 2019

Long dormant Southern California progressive avantgarde metal outfit Civil Defiance have announced their first new release since their sophomore album, “Circus of Fear”, for GSM/Nuclear Blast in 1999. Led by Philm frontman Gerry Nestler, the group will issue the “Eye of the Dog” single on October 28th, on all digital outlets and are currently working on songs for a full-length album.

Thom Pankhurst releases play-through video for new single “Grow”

British guitar composer Thom Pankhurst today releases new single and play-through video for “Grow”, a highly melodic and dynamic piece that serves as a fantastic introduction to one of the hottest up-and-coming guitarists today.

Watch the video for “Grow” below. Get the new single here.

Alberto Rigoni to release new solo album “Prog Injection” on June 7th 2019

After the release of seven solo albums between 2008 and 2018, Italian bassist and composer Alberto Rigoni (soloist, Bad As, co-producer of Vivaldi Metal Project, founder of Bassists Alliance Project,ex Twinspirits) is now going to release “Prog Injection”, an instrumental heavy progressive album, which features worldwide known drummer Thomas Lang (Peter Gabriel, Paul Gilbert, Glenn Hughes etc.) and Alessandro Bertoni on keyboards (Ric Fierabracci, Craig Blundell, Brett Garsed etc.)

Valence to release new studio album “Cognitive Dissidents” on April 12th 2019

Fans of completely unpredictable progressive metal, lend your ears! Hailing from New York, instrumental quartet Valence is here to feed your need for sweet technicality, masterful melody and outstanding musical genius - wrapped tight and tied with a Sci-Fi bow. Expertly fusing genres like metal, rock, jam, classical, jazz and more, Valence’s varied yet cohesive influences offer every listener a passport to a new state of mind that is cerebral and emotive, while not sacrificing accessibility.

Steve Dadaian to release debut album “Follow the Light” on February 1st 2019

Armenian-American fusion guitarist Steve Dadaian discovered his love for the guitar at a young age. Even while studying at the prestigious Columbia University in the city of New York, Dadaian continued to hone his craft as an artist.

The then 21-year-old classically-trained guitarist spent the little spare time he had reaching top spots at national guitar competitions hosted by Slash, John Petrucci (Dream Theater) and Jon Donais (Anthrax, Shadows Fall), performing at events with the likes of Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai, and Nicko McBrain, and dazzling crowds at venues like the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Plini announces August 2018 European & UK Tour

Acclaimed Australian prog-guitar virtuoso Plini has announced his second European tour, following his June tour with Arch Echo and Mestis.

This will be his first time playing in Poland and also his biggest London show to date.

European & UK Tour Dates 2018:
10/08/18 - CZE, Musicians Festival, KARLOVY VARY
11/08/18 - CZE, Brutal Assault, FORTRESS JOSEFOV
14/08/18 - HUN, A38 Roof, BUDAPEST
15/08/18 - POL, Alchemia, KRAKOW
16/08/18 - POL, Hydrozadadka, WARSAW
18/08/18 - UK, ArcTenGent Festival, SOMERSET
19/08/18 - UK, Islington Assembly Hall, LONDON

Plini announces Summer 2018 European Tour

Acclaimed Australian prog-guitar virtuoso Plini has announced a European tour with Mestis (Javier Reyes of Animals as Leaders) acclaimed instrumental prog new comers Arch Echo in support.

Plini will also perform at Download, Be Prog! My Friend, Leimentaler OpenAir and Brutal Assault festivals.

European Tour Dates 2018:
9/6 - Download Festival, Donington, UK*
11/6 - Petit Bain, Paris, France
12/6 - Ferrailleur, Nantes, France
13/6 - BT59, Bordeaux, France
14/6 - Rex, Toulouse, France
15/6- Ninkasi Kao, Lyon, France
16/6 - Leimentaler OpenAir, Oberwil, Switzerland*

Plini releases new single “Salt + Charcoal”

Acclaimed Australian prog-guitar virtuoso Plini is excited to unveil his stunning new single “Salt + Charcoal”.

Listen to “Salt + Charcoal” below.

Stream & download the track here.

Featuring backing vocals from Skyharbor's Devesh Dayal, the new single comes ahead of Plini's support of TesseracT with Between The Buried And Me, and appearance at UK's Download Festival in June.