modern prog metal

Caligula’s Horse to release new studio album “Rise Radiant” on May 22nd 2020

Caligula’s Horse, hailing from Brisbane, Australia, a leading light in contemporary progressive metal worldwide, are pleased to announce their fifth studio album “Rise Radiant” for release on May 22nd, 2020.

Produced by the group’s Sam Vallen, and mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth, Devin Townsend Project, Leprous), the record is their most focused and potent artistic statement to date.

Theraphosa to release debut full-length album “Transcendence” on April 24th 2020

Proudly adopting the name of the world's largest spider, Parisian progressive/groove metal trio Theraphosa have announced the forthcoming release of their debut studio album - and the follow-up to their 2018 self-titled EP - “Transcendence”, which will arrive on April 24th, 2020, via Season Of Mist.

Course Of Fate to release debut full-length album “Mindweaver” on May 15th 2020

Course Of Fate have set to release their first full length album “Mindweaver”, on May 15th, 2020, via ROAR! Rock of Angels Records!
 
This 45 min conceptual piece of music was born back in 2014, when Kenneth Henriksen started making new songs right after the release of the band’s “Cognizance” EP. After finishing a few songs it became obvious that the band wanted the album to have a red line throughout, inspired by albums like “The Wall”, “Scenes From A Memory” and “Operation Mindcrime”.

Tool announces Spring & Summer 2020 North American Headlining Tour

Tool, who recently took home the GRAMMY Award® for Best Metal Performance for the song “7empest”, has added an extensive Spring/Summer tour for North America.

The tour news arrives as the Los Angeles-based band wraps up a sold out Australasian tour, with the final two shows of the trek, back-to-back sold out performances at Auckland’s Spark Arena, happening later this week.

Black Lilium - Dead Man’s Diary

Black Lilium should have a better press releases for severalreasons. I read progressive melodic metal and Muse / Mando Diao influences and what I get is Bullet For My Valentine (without growls or serious solos) crossed with Tokio Hotel’s “hardest” moments aiming for that lucrative BMTH market. A transparent ploy. I will avoid making some seriously funny double entendres, based on the unfortunate word choices till later, opting to concentrate on what the band has to offer with their alternative rock/meta..
 

Dyscordia - Delete / Rewrite

Dyscordia are a Belgian bunch, who probably make a bit more fuss and do a bit more namedropping about themselves and their collaborations than what would seem logical and right. They’ve been going on for the better part of the past decade and in that time they’ve released another two albums preceded by an EP, all overseen by Jens Borgen (Opeth, Paradise Lost, Katatonia, etc.), supported bigger bands locally and performed at many smaller festivals.