heavy prog

Caravellus signs worldwide deal with Rockshots Records

Brazilian progressive metallers Caravellus have inked a worldwide record deal with Rockshots Records for the release of their third album coming out later this year.

Featuring Dark Avenger’s guitarist Glauber Oliveira, Caravellus bring the technical sophistication of progressive metal while transcending the genre by writing amazing songs with masterful musicality.

Marko Hietala - Pyre of the Black Heart

Tarot and Nightwish member Marko Heitala is an excellent musician, who has probably gotten a fairly good deal, by joining his fellow countrymen, as he’s able to write and tour with one of the more successful rock bands in recent times, while at the same time have an avenue to release his “side projects”, which would otherwise be lost to relative obscurity.
 

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.
 

Psychotic Waltz to release new studio album “The God-Shaped Void” on February 14th 2020

US Progressive Metal pioneers and innovators Psychotic Waltz return in full original line-up with their highly anticipated 5th studio album and first new music in 23 years. Entitled “The God-Shaped Void”, the upcoming new album and InsideOut Music debut will be released on February 14th, 2020.

SL Theory release music video for new single “Devil’s Suites”

SL Theory have released their second official video and single for the song “Devil’s Suites”.

The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album “Cipher”, out on December 6th, 2019.

Watch the new video for “Devil’s Suites” below.

The video was shot at ArtWorks Studios in Ellinikon, produced & edited by SL Theory and directed by Maria Gavala & SL Theory. Acting by Mike Karasoulis.

Marko Hietala to release debut solo album “Pyre of the Black Heart” on January 24th 2020

Today, Finnish singer/ bassist Marko Hietala announces his signing with Nuclear Blast for his upcoming solo album “Pyre of the Black Heart”, that is set to be released on January 24th, 2020.

Hietala himself describes the style of the upcoming release as “hard prog”, but to give his fans a first impression of what the new album is going to be like, he also reveals the first single and video “Stones”.

SL Theory release music video for first single “You Never Happened”

SL Theory have released their first official video for the new single “You Never Happened”
 
The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album “Cipher”, out on December 6th, 2019.

The video was hot at Soundflakes Studios in Ellinikon, and directed & edited by Manos Georgakopoulos.

Watch the video for “You Never Happened” below.

Vanden Plas - The Ghost Xperiment - Awakening

German Progressive Metallers Vanden Plas have been going on for quite a long time. Actually they are one of the very few bands that could really boast their original line-up after nearly three decades. They’ve been very focus and artistically driven, with some nine releases in that period, always characterized by a heavy mid-tempo melodic sound for most of the time, which they have become masters of.