melodic prog metal

Aziola Cry to release new studio album “The Ironic Divide” on March 23rd 2021

Chicago-based instrumental metal trio Aziola Cry is set to release their third album, “The Ironic Divide”, now confirmed for late March release through New Jersey-based progressive metal label Sensory Records. The album’s details including its cover art, track listing, and a brief teaser have been issued.
 

Avaland to release debut album “Theater of Sorcery” on April 2nd 2021

Grenoble, France’s Avaland welcomes fans to their symphonic and operatic metal world with their debut music video for “Theater of Sorcery”. The song is the title track from their forthcoming debut album due out in April 2021 via Rockshots Records. The full length was directed, written, and composed by 22-year-old prodigy Adrien G. Gzagg.

Blue Hour Ghosts to release new studio album “Due” on February 12th 2021

Rockshots Records announce they will be releasing Blue Hour Ghosts new album “Due” on February 12th, 2021.

The album is the follow up to their 2016 self-titled debut album. Teaming up once again with Giuseppe “Dualized” Bassi (session musician for Fear Factory, Grenouer, Levania, Noveria), BHG’s “Due” is their sophomore effort continuing their blend of progressive, classic, gothic metal, and alternative rock.

Royal Hunt - Dystopia

Royal Hunt are back with a new release, almost two years after “Cast in Stone”. The line-up has remained the same and the album features some significant guest appearances such as: Mats Leven (ex-Candlemass, TSO, Skyblood) on “The Art of Dying” & “Snake Eyes”, Mark Boals (Y.J.

Evergrey to release new studio album “Escape of the Phoenix” on February 26th 2021

Swedish progressive metal band Evergrey is gearing up for the release of their highly anticipated 12th album - on February 26th, 2021, they will release “Escape of the Phoenix”, another heavy, melancholic and thought-provoking journey as only Evergrey can create.

Fates Warning - Long Day Good Night

I must admit that if I like Fates Warning for any reason, over any of the other popular prog bands, ie Dream Theater and Queensryche, not to disregard some less popular, but equally artistic contemporaries of theirs is that they somehow always progressed, never resting on their laurels (for too long), or released a patently bad record. They might have experienced slower periods, times when they changed their sound rather drastically, but they always seemed to be artistically driven.
 

Simulacrum to release new studio album “Genesis” on February 12th 2021

Simulacrum is an exciting progressive metal band hailing from one of most fruitful countries for metal music in the world, Finland. The band will release their third album overall, “Genesis” on February 12th, 2021.

The album is a stunningly strong statement for the progressive metal world with hard hitting melodic progressive metal paying homage to the great prog bands of the 70s without forgetting to blend in the best elements of the genre’s current direction.