Posts tagged "Progressive Metal"
[NEWS] NE OBLIVISCARIS RELEASE LIVE VIDEO FROM MONTREAL AHEAD OF ‘THE PAINTED PROGRESSION’ TOUR

[NEWS] NE OBLIVISCARIS RELEASE LIVE VIDEO FROM MONTREAL AHEAD OF ‘THE PAINTED PROGRESSION’ TOUR

Australia’s foremost kings of progressive, extreme heavy music, Ne Obliviscaris, kick off their epic Australian tour in just over two weeks’ time. Since the release of the band’s critically acclaimed album Urn in October 2017, Ne Obliviscaris have been touring the world relentlessly, playing to tens of thousands of people. These upcoming Australian shows will be the band’s...
[ALBUM REVIEW] LONG NIGHT’S JOURNEY INTO DAY BY REDEMPTION

[ALBUM REVIEW] LONG NIGHT’S JOURNEY INTO DAY BY REDEMPTION

Redemption’s seventh full-length album Long Night’s Journey Into Day is shifting gears into heavier territory, with faster tempos, more solos, more melodic dissonance, and riffs and rhythms that hint at elements of power metal. Still true to their classic progressive metal style, the band offers 10 songs filled with harmonic goodness whilst keeping each song...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ADELAIDE’S COBRA PLAYS SECRET GIG

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] ADELAIDE’S COBRA PLAYS SECRET GIG

Have you ever been to a gig so underground it was upstairs in an office building? We have—last Saturday—and it was a red haze of musical goodness. Adelaide experimental band, Cobra, always puts on a good show—but this time, it was scaled down and intensified. A small office room doubling as the band’s rehearsal studio,...
[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] LEPROUS AT JIVE BAR

[LIVE MUSIC REVIEW] LEPROUS AT JIVE BAR

For years, Norway’s metal scene has been synonymous with church burnings, murders and extreme black metal music. However, Leprous, from Notodden in Norway’s south, blow that stereotype away. Leprous are currently touring Australia supporting their new album Malina, which is a different style from their earlier darker metal records. This new album brings a vocal...
[NEWS] THE STRANGER TO TOUR THE AUSTRALIAN EAST COAST

[NEWS] THE STRANGER TO TOUR THE AUSTRALIAN EAST COAST

Prog-metal band The Stranger are set to hit the road through June and into early July in support of their debut self-titled album. The guys will be bringing their energetic live performances to Coffs Harbour, Newcastle, Sydney, Melbourne and hometown Brisbane. Adam Merker (Aversions Crown, Lagerstein, Disentomb) from Anderz Debeerz Studio recorded the album with David...
[INTERVIEW] MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST AND COMPOSER ARJEN LUCASSEN TALKS US THROUGH AYREON’S UPCOMING ROCK-OPERA-RELEASE

[INTERVIEW] MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST AND COMPOSER ARJEN LUCASSEN TALKS US THROUGH AYREON’S UPCOMING ROCK-OPERA-RELEASE

Arjen Lucassen is one of those creatives that lives and breathes his music. Composer, producer, multi-instrumentalist and mastermind behind Ayreon, he presents his latest album The Source. It’s a prequel to the vast Ayreon universe created over his previous eight albums, and is written as a vinyl double album that is full of epic song...
[ALBUM REVIEW] THE SOURCE BY AYREON

[ALBUM REVIEW] THE SOURCE BY AYREON

If you’re familiar with the Dutch composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Arjen Lucassen, you’ll know how in-depth and intricate his music is. If you’re not, well, prepare yourself. Arjen has quite a few ongoing projects, and this year he’s releasing another Ayreon album. He’s now nine records deep and his latest, The Source, is a prequel...
SWEDISH METAL BAND, KATATONIA TO TOUR OZ NEXT MONTH

SWEDISH METAL BAND, KATATONIA TO TOUR OZ NEXT MONTH

With 10 albums down, Swedish metal band, Katatonia is heading to Australia for the band’s first ever headline tour! The sound has definitely changed since the band’s conception in 1991, drawing away from the original death metal sound and morphing into more progressive and melodic metal. Australian fans are very excited to meet the five...
LIVE MUSIC REVIEW: COBRA’S EXETER RESIDENCY WEEK III

LIVE MUSIC REVIEW: COBRA’S EXETER RESIDENCY WEEK III

Hitting the ground running on their third week into a month-long residency at The Exeter, the guys from Cobra teamed up with Euphoria last night to get the music flowing. Everyone loves The Exeter; with a grungy feel and posters of shows and events plastered everywhere, it’s the ideal location. Let’s not forget to mention...
TALKING PROG WITH SCOPARIA

TALKING PROG WITH SCOPARIA

Meet progressive metal band: Scoparia. Named after a spiky flowering bush only native to Tassie, the name perfectly encompasses the essence of the band. Born and bred in Tassie they’ve developed a cutting edge sound over the past four years. With their latest EP, The Idol’s Dream out and stirring up the musical tastebuds, the...
COBRA READY TO GIVE A TASTE OF THEIR SICK SOUND

COBRA READY TO GIVE A TASTE OF THEIR SICK SOUND

The guys from Cobra have a busy time ahead of them, taking off to Asia for a tour and getting themselves ready for Vision Festival. The local progressive band—consisting of Yanni Apostolidis (guitar), Jonty Czuchwicki (drums) and Kyle Clarke (bass)—specialise in the unconventional, and are known for their crazy live shows. With Vision Festival drawing...
QUEEN OF THE REICH

QUEEN OF THE REICH

America’s progressive metal legends, Queensrÿche have been busy music makers over the past year and now they’re hitting the road: setting the GPS for Australia for the first time in just about a decade. With their 15th album released in October last year, Michael Wilton (guitarist and founding member) outlined the band’s excitement about heading...