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Interview with Canadian prog performers Third Ion

Interview with Canadian prog performers Third Ion

Ion turn up the heat

Interview with G.A. and M.R. of Australia’s Spire

Interview with G.A. and M.R. of Australia’s Spire

I prefer Hegel’s notion that “Art is the sensuous presentation of ideas”…

Interview with 30,000 Monkies

Interview with 30,000 Monkies

In Predator, the scene where they are just firing away in the jungle perfectly captures what we try to achieve…

Interview with R. Seyferth of German dark metallers Freitod

Interview with R. Seyferth of German dark metallers Freitod

We still are alive, so something went wrong in our lives…

Interview with Dave Davidson of Revocation

Interview with Dave Davidson of Revocation

Lack of education and anti-intellectualism are to blame for ignorance and apathy…

Interview with Tom Auf Der Axe, drummer for Heretic

Interview with Tom Auf Der Axe, drummer for Heretic

8 topless 18-year old women: 2 with red hair, 3 blondes and 3 women with black hair….

Videos of the Week - The Dead Daisies + Cruzh + Biters + InnerWish + King Company + Kvelertak + Heart

Videos of the Week – The Dead Daisies + Cruzh + Biters + InnerWish + King Company + Kvelertak + Heart

Compiled by David Waterfield NEW RELEASES The Dead Daisies – Long Way To Go   A new track taken from the forthcoming album by The Dead Daisies ‘Make Some Noise’, which is set for release on 5th August. Cruzh – First Cruzh  A promising new Melodic Rock/AOR band hailing from Sweden who cite their influences […]

Videos of the Week - Tanzwut + Greenleaf + Shinedown + DGM + Steve Hackett + Frost*

Videos of the Week – Tanzwut + Greenleaf + Shinedown + DGM + Steve Hackett + Frost*

Compiled by David Waterfield NEW RELEASES Tanzwut (feat Liv Kristine) – Stille Wasser German band Tanzwut team up with ex-Leaves Eyes vocalist Liv Kristine for this track, taken from their forthcoming album ‘Schreib Es Mit Blut’ released on July 8th. Greenleaf – Tyrant’s Tongue A new video lifted from the band’s current album ‘Rise Above […]

Videos of the Week - Blues Pills + Flotsam And Jetsam + The Lazys + Withem + Reckless Love + Iron Maiden

Videos of the Week – Blues Pills + Flotsam And Jetsam + The Lazys + Withem + Reckless Love + Iron Maiden

Compiled by David Waterfield NEW RELEASES Blues Pills – Lady In Gold The title track of the forthcoming second album from Blues Pills which is set for release in August. The band are currently touring Europe as they wind their way to a gig at Wolverhampton’s Slade Rooms in November. Flotsam And Jetsam – Life […]

Interview with Jon, vocalist with UK prog/death outfit Monsterworks

Interview with Jon, vocalist with UK prog/death outfit Monsterworks

What’s that coming over the hill…

Interview with Migreich of France's Au Champ Des Morts

Interview with Migreich of France’s Au Champ Des Morts

An ethereal foggy atmosphere with backlight unit to enhance the “chiaroscuro” of our songs…

Interview with Konstantin of Sweden’s Head of the Demon

Interview with Konstantin of Sweden’s Head of the Demon

In Him is Darkness, In Him is Light, Master of the Arts, Angel in Disguise. AMEN!

Interview with Oxford Tech-prog Instrumental Trio Masiro

Interview with Oxford Tech-prog Instrumental Trio Masiro

An abandoned theme park or haunted house, or in a submarine…

Videos of the Week - The Winery Dogs + Kissin' Dynamite + The Virginmarys + Thunderstone + Diamond Lane + Doro

Videos of the Week – The Winery Dogs + Kissin’ Dynamite + The Virginmarys + Thunderstone + Diamond Lane + Doro

Compiled by David Waterfield NEW RELEASES The Winery Dogs – Captain Love The new video from The Winery Dogs taken from their current album ‘Hot Streak’. Kissin’ Dynamite – Hashtag Your Life A cool track and video from Kissin’ Dynamite’s forthcoming album ‘Generation Goodbye’ which is released on 8th July. The Virginmarys – Motherless Land  […]

Interview with Dayal Patterson, author of Black Metal: Into The Abyss

Interview with Dayal Patterson, author of Black Metal: Into The Abyss

I even get bands approaching me these days, which makes a change…

Interview with Tim Wilson, drummer of Birmingham’s Oktopus

Interview with Tim Wilson, drummer of Birmingham’s Oktopus

What’s in the name Prog, eh?

Videos of the Week - Garbage + The Temperance Movement + White Miles + Veridian + Purson + Citizen Zero + Ray Wilson

Videos of the Week – Garbage + The Temperance Movement + White Miles + Veridian + Purson + Citizen Zero + Ray Wilson

Compiled by David Waterfield NEW RELEASES Garbage – Empty  The lead single from the new album by the mighty Garbage entitled ‘Strange Little Birds’ released on 10th June. The Temperance Movement – White Bear A new video to the title track from The Temperance Movement’s current album ‘White Bear’, produced in collaboration with multimedia artist Steven Sebring. […]

Interview with Finland’s Teloch

Interview with Finland’s Teloch

Feel the touch of the abyss on your spine…

Hamburg trio The Moth emerge from their cocoon

Hamburg trio The Moth emerge from their cocoon

The Moth in the spotlight

Videos of the Week - Volbeat + Ugly Kid Joe + Phantom 5 + Eric Clapton + Devildriver + Aramantus +  Leaves' Eyes

Videos of the Week – Volbeat + Ugly Kid Joe + Phantom 5 + Eric Clapton + Devildriver + Aramantus + Leaves’ Eyes

Compiled by David Waterfield NEW RELEASES Volbeat – The Devil’s Bleeding Crown Taken from the forthcoming album ‘Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie’, released on 3rd June. Ugly Kid Joe – Under The Bottom  A new video taken  from the album ‘Uglier Than They Used Ta Be’. The band play Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms as part […]