modern prog metal

Unprocessed announces April 2021 European Headlining Tour

German progressive high flyers Unprocessed have announced a 2021 European headline tour, playing in support of new album “Artificial Void” out now.

This announcement follows the release of their single, “Real” featuring Tim Henson & Clay Gober of Polyphia. Watch the video for “Real” below. Stream “Real” here.

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European Metal Festival Alliance 2020 announce final line-up

With Bloodstock joining forces with twelve of the best independent European metal festivals to create a unique online event, there’s lots of planning underway.

Today, the full & final line up has been revealed for ‘festival weekend’ of 7th, 8th & 9th August and tickets are now on sale (priced at just €6.66) here

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.

Humavoid to release new studio album “Lidless” on August 21st 2020

Take a deep breath before these progressive-aggressive Finns take you on a rollercoaster of sophisticated madness. Backing their dual scream attack with a multidimensional hybrid of down tuned high tech guitar riffs and jazz fusion piano licks, Humavoid delivers a blistering and unpredictable blend of prog metal that effortlessly shifts from chaotic beating to contagious refrains and back.

Osyron - Foundations

“Foundations” is the third outing from this young Canadian quintet (presently) that seems to have graduated their earlier releases, by upping everything that worked on “Harbinger” and “Kingsbane”. This extra-long EP seems to dwell long on historic themes, basically the fate of Canadian troops during WW1 and I am happy to see the more ponderous and prog oriented treatment they give to the subject, compared to other bands that choose to cover similar subjects.