The Lady Obscure Family

The Lady Obscure Family

Led by the illustrious Lady Obscure, the music freak extraordinaire, Lady Obscure Music Magazine is a high end production focusing on bringing together the musicians and the fans with real passion for everything that is music.
First envisioned to be the conduit through which the lights of inspiration flow making the human soul whole with music, the Magazine is becoming the epitome of love for music with the collective passion and beautiful souls of its family members

The Lady Obscure Family are…

  • Honey BadgerHoney Badger

    I am a lifelong fan of hard rock/metal since I discovered my childhood idols KISS. Music is my passion and progressive and power metal are my favorites in the sub genres of heavy metal. I also work for the premier metal festival in the U.S. ProgPower USA as a co-admin for their official Facebook page. In my spare time (what little i have of it!) I enjoy working out and snuggling with my French Bulldog Molly!

  • PhoenixPhoenix

    Phoenix has been immersed in music her whole life, from “naming that tune” at the age of 1.5 through being classically trained in several instruments through adulthood. She was introduced to the metal genre in late elementary school/middle school by a friend and after a childhood of the top 40, has never looked back since. First exposed to the progressive genre of metal via Dream Theater’s “Images and Words” album, Phoenix has been an avid fan of prog metal ever since. Her love of heavy metal and classical music mix well in the progressive, melodic, symphonic, power, and neo-classical styles of metal. An ever-learning student of the field, she loves to learn of new, innovative, and intelligent music in this genre and relishes having the chance to actually review albums to share and to learn about with her fellow metal family. Phoenix is an art therapist by day and amateur musician by hobby, and currently plays flute, alto flute, oboe, and bass guitar in various ensembles.

  • Honey BadgerHoney Badger

    I am a lifelong fan of hard rock/metal since I discovered my childhood idols KISS. Music is my passion and progressive and power metal are my favorites in the sub genres of heavy metal. I also work for the premier metal festival in the U.S. ProgPower USA as a co-admin for their official Facebook page. In my spare time (what little i have of it!) I enjoy working out and snuggling with my French Bulldog Molly!

  • PhoenixPhoenix

    Phoenix has been immersed in music her whole life, from “naming that tune” at the age of 1.5 through being classically trained in several instruments through adulthood. She was introduced to the metal genre in late elementary school/middle school by a friend and after a childhood of the top 40, has never looked back since. First exposed to the progressive genre of metal via Dream Theater’s “Images and Words” album, Phoenix has been an avid fan of prog metal ever since. Her love of heavy metal and classical music mix well in the progressive, melodic, symphonic, power, and neo-classical styles of metal. An ever-learning student of the field, she loves to learn of new, innovative, and intelligent music in this genre and relishes having the chance to actually review albums to share and to learn about with her fellow metal family. Phoenix is an art therapist by day and amateur musician by hobby, and currently plays flute, alto flute, oboe, and bass guitar in various ensembles.

  • Rich Sullivan-JonesRich Sullivan-Jones

    Lover of music, originally from London and now based in St Albans in south east England. My tastes take me far and wide and cover a huge range of musical styles. Most of my contributions here will be rock and metal, but I can't promise I won't throw in the occasional curve ball as well!

  • lonestarlonestar

    As a practicing chef of 20+ years experience, I realize in an intimate way what it means to have taste satisfied, and that's how I choose my music. Throw all the fluff, pomp, and trimmings out the window, I want the works that satiate my soul. When I find it, I like to share it with everyone, to share and celebrate that feeling of wondrous serenity that only music can deliver.

  • jingle.boyjingle.boy

    At 14 years old, hearing Led Zeppelin's "Black Dog" for the first time, music all at once became an incredibly passionate part of my life. It gave me wonder, appreciation, awe, inspiration, amazement, desire, drive, determination and probably a whole host of other emotions. It breathed life into me; gave me a purpose; made me a fan of something. Nowadays, I don't do anything without music. I don't have much love for death metal, electronica or any genre requiring "post" or "core" in its name. I know what I like, and I'm a Classic/Glam/Melodic/Progressive Rock kinda guy. Splash a little metal and symphonic rock along with it, and those are my tastes.

  • Rocio FloresRocio Flores

    Singer / Composer / Writer / Storyteller / Enjoyer / Kitten's hipnotist / Sexy beast / Bad hunter.

  • Sean ParkerSean Parker

    Sean is a writer, musician, artist and promoter, relocated to Chichester in August 2014 after ten years living and working in Istanbul. He was born in Exeter in 1975, and holds an MA and Bachelors in Fine Art from the University for the Creative Arts in Surrey, specialising in abstract painting, video art and cultural theory. Parker currently writes for the Multicultural Guide (Turkey), Louder Than War and Monolith Cocktail amongst others, writing on music, politics and culture, and has held over 35 interviews with writers and musicians from Julie Burchill to Danny McNamara to Dave M. Allen. In the past he and his work have appeared in Time Out Istanbul, Cosmopolitan, USA Today, Uncut.co.uk and NME.com. In 2013 he gave a TED Talk at Istanbul's Kadir Has University, titled 'Stammering and Creativity' which can be watched on YouTube, and in the same year gave a talk titled 'Turkiye, the UK and Body Language' at the Navisalvia conference at Istanbul University. Sean has released 4 original albums, one with experimental artist Ettuspadix, a mini album by writer/musician Chris Roberts’ Clocks Go Forward, an EP and 4 compilations by other artists, mostly released on his own Seraglio Point Productions label. He has made over 150 stage performances at venues and festivals with six groups and solo, including appearances with Ed Harcourt, The Membranes and Replikas, and appeared on European radio and Turkish TV a number of times. He presented a number of Istanbul ‘Pen Pal’ reports on Bethan Elfyn’s show on Amazing Radio in 2014, is also UK booking agent for Istanbul-based Major Music and Entertainment, and a music promoter at various venues in Chichester. In September 2014, his factual/fictional book 'Salt in the Milk - Ten Years in Istanbul' was published by Kindle worldwide.

  • debrancherenzymdebrancherenzym

    Dentist, Prog Metal/Metal listener, Guitar Player/Vocalist/Composer, National Rugby Player, Fiction Novel under process....for suggestions and requests:
    Follow on:
    (Twitter: @debrancherenzym),
    (Facebook: www.facebook.com/arsalan.zahid.395),
    (Instagram : debrancherenzym)

  • Orkun DokmeciOrkun Dokmeci

    Passionate performing-arts lover, Jazz, Latin, Modern and Tap dancer and dance tutor, proud Harley rider, car collector, sports freak; loves travelling, creating, and sharing precious moments!

  • Andrew BennettAndrew Bennett

    At Lady Obscure, I follow in the tradition of our favorite music by combining exquisite technical detail with raw, immersive emotion and acute sensitivity. I write to encourage the growth of bands that devote their careers to sharing their knowledge, wisdom, and strength, and by so doing, share the knowledge, wisdom, and strength that have molded me throughout these years. When you read my writing, you are reading a reflection of the very heart of who wrote it just as much as of who wrote the music.

  • Matt BentonMatt Benton

    Recent ex-student. A long time fan of all things metal, from Death to Prog and Melodic, and anything in between. You'll find me listening to BTBAM or Porcupine Tree relentlessly, or discussing the merits of Opeth's return to the 70s. Currently working for Basick Records/Destroy Everything, running their social media and taking over the internet one step at a time...

  • James HunterJames Hunter

    Having completed my undergraduate degree in Classics at the University of Oxford, I am currently undertaking a Masters in Roman Archaeology at King's College, London. I have very diverse music tastes - gigs I have attended in recent years range from Opeth and Pain of Salvation, to M83 and 65daysofstatic. I'm not averse to a bit of pop either - I don't mind admitting I've seen Katy Perry, Paramore and Jessie J in concert!

  • Tyler CharlesTyler Charles

    I'm a recent graduate of Kent State University with a major in Computer Technology. I love computers, whether it be fixing them, programming, or anything else to do with them! Another hobby of mine is videogames. I collect videogame consoles, and I love the symphonic soundtracks that many modern games have. Of course, my biggest passion is music. I love prog, symphonic, folk, and some death metal. My favorite bands are Dream Theater, Haken, and Nightwish.

  • Prog SnobProg Snob

    Music is my true passion. I love to listen to it, play it, read about it, talk about it, write about, you get the idea. I discovered prog back in 1992 when I first head Pull Me Under on the radio. It was a breath of fresh air among the mediocrity common to the radio in those days. Since then, my musical taste has expanded to classical, jazz, standards, big band, and opera. However, prog, the most diverse of musical styles in my opinion, remains at the top.

  • Karen Joy LambertKaren Joy Lambert
  • EvermindEvermind

    I'm Russian helicopter design engineer working at Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant. While being neither a musician of any sort, excluding some random moments I found myself with a guitar in hands, nor a professional writer, I love discovering new music and sharing my thoughts about it, mostly in rock and metal genre, as expected. I'm also fond of skiing and numismatics.

  • Lucas BielaLucas Biela

    French citizen born in Poland, I am fond of music in any genre. I respect any kind of music as long as it is played with heart and soul, and my reviews reflect my feelings towards the music rather than how the artist/band compares to other names within the same musical style. Not a musician myself, my reviews are not technical by any means, they often include many references to other musicians/bands and provide description of the material both on a general and more detailed levels. I went to reviewing music through my collaboration with the website ProgArchives that started in 2004, first occasionally, then more regularly since 2013, a year that saw my commitment with the Dutch webradio ISKC and contacts with bands/artists via Facebook for review and broadcast of their music on the webradio. For a living, I work full-time as clinical project manager. And regarding my hobbies, I like to run besides listening to music.

  • Anıl ErginAnıl Ergin

    1977 Ankara doğumlu. 9 yaşında Twisted Sister'ın Stay Hungry albümüyle rock dinlemeye başladı.Twisted Sister'dan hiç vazgeçmedi. Bir kaç yıl sonra Who Made Who'nun yayınlanmasıyla AC/DC'yi keşfetti. Bon Scott dönemi hep favorisi oldu. Büyük aşkı Iron Maiden ise Infinite Dreams sayesine hayatına girdi. İlk ciddi konserleri 1991'de Ankara'da BB King ve Jethro Tull oldu. İlk stat konserlerini kaçırdı ama sonraki yıllarda hiç bir konseri kaçırmadı. 1997'de Harbiye Açıkhava Tiyatrosu'nda Iron Maiden'ı iki gece üst üste izledi. Yine aynı yıl Marillion vokalisti Fish'in Ankara'da verdiği konseri izlemek için final sınavına girmedi. Yükselen mp3 salgınında faydalandı ama parasını CD'ye ve konserlere yatırmaktan hiç vazgeçmedi. Dio, UDO, Stratovarious, Blind Gurdian, Page/Plant, Judas Priest, Accept, Deep Purple, Maiden, Whitesnake geldiğinde hep ön saflarda oldu, çok eğlendi. 2014 yılına geldiğinde Ankara'nın aktif gazeteclerinden biri oldu. Ama meclis koridorlarında bile beyninde hep AC/DC, Judas Priest.. ritmleri dolanıp durdu.

  • George AndradeGeorge Andrade

    George Andrade wrote the book & lyrics and was Co-Producer for "AIRS - A Rock Opera" (Fencesound Music). He also wrote the concept & lyrics and was Executive Producer for "Back from Being Gone" by the progressive metal band The ANABASIS (10T Records). More recently, he has helped develop the concepts and written lyrics & narratives for the Norwegian rock/metal vocalist and songwriter PelleK on his albums "Ocean of Opportunity" and the soon to be released "A Marvelous Method of Reclusion".
    He has written novel reviews for Horrornews.net, reviewed albums for Progarchives.com, and has provided critical readings of screenplays for independent screenwriters (most notably by the produced Sean Ryan). He is listed in both the Locus Magazine Author's Index and the ISFDB (Internet Speculative Fiction Database) for his short story "Clowns", which appeared in HAUNTS Magazine #18 (Spring 1990).
    He has also been an Artist-In-Residence for Very Special Arts Rhode Island, where he taught screenwriting at Dorcas Place in Providence, RI, whose mission is to assist low-income adults in realizing their full potential through literacy, employment, advocacy, and community involvement. He also wrote, produced and directed the short film "Supports" for Vision Cable in Pawtucket, RI, which won a RI Cable Award for "Best Entertainment/Variety" in 1992.
    When last seen in the "private sector" (where they expect results), George was an assistant football coach at Mt. Hope High School in Bristol, RI (2012-2015) and before that managed the Children's, Teen, Family & Childcare, and Education Departments at Barnes & Noble in Middletown, RI.

  • Berkay DemirerBerkay Demirer
  • Dennis MarchenaDennis Marchena

    Ever since I stumbled upon the world of progressive metal, music became a big obsession of mine. As a current International Music Management student, I can safely say that while I am a terrible musician, I do have a passion for everything that goes on behind the scenes, analyzing music and providing constructive criticism plays a big part in this. As far as personal musical preferences go, I am somewhat unpredictable. One day I will be listening to technical deathcore, and the next day you can find me singing along to Taylor Swift's 1989! There should at least be something for you to enjoy somewhere along the way.

  • Conor FynesConor Fynes

    Music is one of the few things that makes sense to me.

  • ProgradarProgradar

    A good salesman from the North of England with too much time on my hands, I have listened to and obsessed about all genres of rock music since I could walk straight! However, my first love is prog rock and all it's different sub genres and, thanks to The Lady herself, joining the select band of brothers and sisters as an LO author gives me an outlet for my obsession. Mad, wacky but kind and loving with it, my glass is forever half full and my reviews should mirror this! My other obsessions are any form of sport and computer games, oh and I do like the odd drink too!

  • James CampbellJames Campbell

    I'm a linguistics PhD student and a life long aficionado of all things music related, rocking out on a regular basis in a hard rock group, 'The Cultural Other' based in the UK. It's a pleasure to be on board @ Lady Obscure. Follow me and the band on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CulturalOther

…and a long list of unsung heroes…