Dylan Ware – The Infinity Chamber
02 Feb. 2016

Dylan Ware – The Infinity Chamber


 “She gave me head on the bed of my dead grandmamma”.

Kiwi exile in Istanbul Ware’s third album in twelve years takes his furious, frustrated, reflections and infuses them with atmosphere, echo and splashes of welcome barminess.

The concept of mellowing as you get older mercifully flies by Ware as his postmodern seethe snarls through even the gentler tracks on all of his releases. His ire knows the importance of a tune to keep the pill wrapped in though, and Nothing, The Knife and No Honey here certainly are resplendent in them.

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Q&A With AngelSeed
02 Feb. 2016

Q&A With AngelSeed


İv1Can you give a little biographical and historical info; who is involved in the band, and how did you guys meet up? How the journey started?
The project was born in Croatia, formed by Damir Marijan Maras, Jurica Baljak and Sinisa Antunovic Medo. They were combining the basic of thrash metal and musical influences of different sub-styles,  mostly symphonic and power metal. It became seriously when Ivana Anic Lara decided to join them.
It was very obvious from the start, the songs were created with complex arrangements, so the first lineup with Tomislav Oliver (keyboards) and Luka Putica (bass) could not keep up the pace, so when have arrived the last two members; Jurica Bazant and Juraj Birin the project had become the band. Now consisting of six very talented musicians; from academically educated musicians to musicians with many years of experience performing and recording. Members of the band are; Damir Marijan Maras (rhythm-guitar), Siniša Antunović-Medo (bass), Jurica Baljak (drums), Juraj Birin (solo guitar), Jurica Bažant (keyboards) and Ivana Anic-Lara (vocal).

What your genre means to you, or why you chose this genre basically?
Angelseed is hard to squeeze in only one genre. Most of the people sort our music to symphonic power metal genre, but if you listen album carefully you’ll see that you can put us in at least 4-5 more genres, such as thrash metal, gothic, traditional metal , we even have folk metal influences and parts of the songs with classical music elements. As all band members come from diffrent music backgrounds it is normal that we implement diffrent music styles and genres on this album and every note we play means a lot to all of us.

How did the initial musical and thematic elements evolve?
Process of creating this album was pretty long and through all that time all songs evolved much from their original sounding. We work on every part of each song very carefully and try to avoid some traditional arrangements. So every song was built at the same way as builders build the house, and at the same way our songs evolved from the foundation to the interior design.

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The Theater Equation Show Preview
09 Sep. 2015

The Theater Equation Show Preview


Only a few days left until one of the biggest and most ambitious events in the world of progressive music this year — or maybe even this decade, for that matter — will take place at Rotterdam, Netherlands. A full-scale theatrical performance of one of the most famous concept rock-operas writted and recorded in the new millenium, Ayreon’s The Human Equation, will be staged at Nieuwe Luxor Theater, stretching over the next weekend from 18th to 20th of September, and thousands of fans from all over the world will be flocking to the city to see this unique show with their own eyes.

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Diatessaron
09 Sep. 2015

Diatessaron


Get in touch with us! We love getting messages from people and getting to know our fans. Also, all of our fans should become friends with the Diatessagnome. The Diatessagnome is a 3-foot-tall bobblehead statue that joins us on stage when we perform in our hometown. It loves friends, and you should become friends with them.

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Artificial Lift
08 Aug. 2015

Artificial Lift


Artificial Lift is a 3 piece energetic rock band situated in Lloydminster, SK. They began playing together in 2013 as a jam band under the moniker: Biggs Hosan. They are a mix of Progressive Rock, Blues, Metal. The 5-track “Ominous EP” was released in 2014 and takes listeners into a sound-scape consisting of huge rock guitars, pulsating rhythm sections, and lyrics forged from experiences of living in the Canadian Mid-West. On July 16th the band released their full-length debut album Wasted Days.Bio: The band consists of three members. Deric Sheppard holds the rhythm down on drums and vocals, Trent Paterson sets the vibe on the bass guitar, and I keep it rockin’ on guitar and vocals. We have known each other for years, each playing in our own separate projects — none of them materialized much success, however. Sheppard was the drummer for Harridan, Paterson was the drummer for Ascesis and I played bass for Ascesis as well as guitar for Climhazzard. All of our previous bands had a common jam space in an old upstairs office in down town Lloydminster called ‘The Loft’. After some time apart from our respective bands we started jamming together, each switching between instruments, and eventually formed what is now Artificial Lift.

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Oriental Metal version to Opeth’s “Bleak” by Yossi Sassi
08 Aug. 2015

Oriental Metal version to Opeth’s “Bleak” by Yossi Sassi


Yossi Sassi is familiar internationally to music fans by his unique trademark sound signature, merges roots with contemporary music, while taking Oriental Rock to levels unheard before.

With over 23 years’ experience as a Producer and Composer / Arranger, as well as co-founder of “Orphaned Land, Yossi continues to soar to new horizons.

Yossi Sassi & the band have released a live video from their last show in Tel Aviv, Israel. Here is their oriental metal version to “Bleak”, one of my favourite Opeth songs :)


Make sure to check out lonestar’s review of Desert Butterflies and my interview with Mikael Akerfeldt if you haven’t already! :)

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Whitesnake – Live At Twin River Casino 7/24/2015
08 Aug. 2015

Whitesnake – Live At Twin River Casino 7/24/2015


_AAA4859On Friday July 24, 2015 David Coverdale brought his 2015 version of Whitesnake to Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Being a long time fan of Whitesnake (I first saw them in 1987 opening for Motley Crüe on the Girls, Girls, Girls tour and then again as headliners that very same year as they were supporting their MONSTEROULY successful self-titled album), I naturally jumped at the chance to review their newest line-up for Lady Obscure.

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Amadeus Awad to release “Death Is Just A Feeling” in late August.
07 Jul. 2015

Amadeus Awad to release “Death Is Just A Feeling” in late August.


Middle East’s progressive mastermind Amadeus Awad is back with “Death Is Just A Feeling”
Featuring an all star lineup: Anneke Van Giersbergen (The Gathering, Ayreon, The Gentle Storm), Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon, Guilt Machine, Stream of Passion), Elia Monsef (Ostura, Amadeus Awad), Marco Minnemann (Joe Satriani, Steven Wilson, The Aristocrats) and Jimmy Keegan (Spocks Beard, John Waite, Santana).

Amadeus Awad DIJAF Front CoverThe new album from Lebanese maestro Amadeus Awad will be released worldwide on the 20th of August 2015 via Melodic Revolution Records. As with previous releases from Awad, “Death Is Just A Feeling” is a concept album and contains 6 tracks clocking in at around 47 minutes with one instrumental track.

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UNEVEN STRUCTURE release ‘Funambule’, first single from sophomore album, ‘La Partition’
07 Jul. 2015

UNEVEN STRUCTURE release ‘Funambule’, first single from sophomore album, ‘La Partition’


Progressive metal band Uneven Structure have released a brand new song from their forthcoming highly anticipated, sophomore full-length album La Partition. Fans can listen to “Funambule” now by heading to youtube.com. La Partition will be released later this year via Basick Records.

Comments guitarist Igor Omodei: “We started working on La Partition around mid 2012. Back then we had no clear idea about the sound we were aiming for, we only knew we’d like something organic sounding and managing to keep its momentum through the whole album more than in Februus.

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Shaylon
07 Jul. 2015

Shaylon


We are a symphonic rock/metal band originally from San Francisco (CA), USA. The name Shaylon comes from ancient Gaelic and means “admirable”. We formed in July 2014 with the initial intent to blend together the power of rock and heavy metal with the symphonic spirit of classical music and the great melodies of modern pop. The group sees involved some of the best musicians of the Bay Area such as Tina Diggs on vocals, Charly Urso on guitars and keyboards, Alex Tamas on bass and Marco Bicca on Drums. We just finished recording our debut EP called “Forgotten Realms of Wonders“.

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