News Posts

Technical prog band Obsidious released another brand new single for their upcoming debut album ‘Iconic’!

Finnish musician Rioghan unleashes another captivating track and video with ‘Promises’, from her upcoming debut album ‘Different Kinds Of Losses’!

Deathgaze outfit Kardashev announced their upcoming new full-length album ‘Liminal Rite’ to be released in June via Metal Blade Records!

Amorphis and Eluveitie announced the European co-headline tour they are set to embark on in November and December!

French prog metal outfit Tranzat unleashed the video for “Lord Dranula”, a track from their upcoming new album “Ouh La La”!

The extreme proggers of Persefone unleash the single ‘Architecture of the I’ in anticipation of their album ‘metanoia’ coming out this Friday via Napalm Records!

Amorphis shares the new music video for ‘On The Dark Waters’, another track of their upcoming new album ‘Halo’!

Progressive outfit Monuments announce their upcoming new album ‘In Stasis’, to be released in April via Century Media Records!

Australian proggers of Voyager are doing a throw at Eurovision with their highly infectious track ‘Dreamer’!

Arjen Lucassen’s STAR ONE share the new single and video for the title track of upcoming album ‘Revel In Time’!

Album Reviews

‘A Heartless Portrait (The Orphean Testament)’ proves that even after 25 years of existence, Evergrey still has the ability to impress.

‘Aphelion’ is a very nice prog rock album from Norwegian band Leprous with some catchy melodies, beats and grooves you won’t forget easily.

Some of the more intense, crazy progressive metal tunes can be found on Between The Buried And Me’s ‘Colors II’. No easy listening music for the faint hearted.

With their message of hope in their conceptual debut album ‘What Lies Ahead Of Us’, the Brazilians of Pentral offers a a nice groovy progessive rock metal experience.

Galactic Quarantine brings die hard fans of Devin Townsend a sci-fi experience supported by a selection from his huge back catalog.

Liquid Tension Experiment 3 delivers once again what they are known for. Super music food for the more nerdy musical progressive lovers out there.

Another gem in the rich history of excellent albums that Evergrey releases into the world. Dense powerful music with deep emotional lyrics.

Expect the unexpected, that’s the least we can say about Panther, the 11th album of Pain Of Salvation. The creativity on this album is unseen and unheard of.

Vulkan is a heavy, progressive rock band from Karlstad, Sweden. They have already released two albums: ‘Mask Of Air‘ (2011) and ‘Observants‘ (2016). With their third, ‘Technatura‘, they are bringing us a mix of Leprous, Haken and many more bands from the progressive scene. ‘Technatura’ is a concept based on the constant battle between technology and […]

Rise Radiant is the Caligula’s Horse sound pushed to its extremes: at once its most ferocious and its most touching, its most expansive and its most condensed, its most poetic and its most vicious. A mist have for the prog rockers deep inside of us.

Previews

Tuska is finally back again! The Helsinki center metal and rock festival is shaping up to be quite the epic and glorious return!

The biggest rock and metal event of Finland is coming closer! Rockfest, we can barely wait!

The second edition of what looks like is going to be the biggest rock and metal festival of Finland is coming and it’ll be a blast!

Be Prog My Friend 2018 has done it once again. An outstanding line-up who brings you the best of the past and current progressive metal scene. Check it out !!

This year’s Tuska will be one to remember since they’re gearing up to celebrate their 20th anniversary with a bang! Go see what is happening…

It’s the time of the year again for Dinkelsbühl to go metal, already for the 19th time. Summer Breeze has grown to be one of the leading metal festivals in Germany and beyond, attracting around 45.000 metalheads to go nuts for several days. The line-up this year speaks for itself. The mixture of bands they have […]

Lists

A small grab of what we are looking forward to the most of the many exceptional releases coming our way during May 2022!

12 more releases of March 2021 we have been looking forward to for a while! Check it out!

Not including these records in my top 2020 was just too painful.

Another year has gone by, so it’s time again to reveal what albums have intrigued me the most last year.

Once you go heavy, you never go back… Wouter’s albums of the year hold on to the good olden days of Heavy Metal!

A full year of incredible releases that we are trying to cram into a list of “albums of the year”, here we go again…

Photo Reports

Leprous

More pictures of the second edition of Prognosis festival in Eindhoven, The Netherlands with headliner Leprous amazing us all!

Katatonia

Second edition of Prognosis festival in Eindhoven, The Netherlands finally could take place and we were there! Check out the pictures!

Hippotraktor

Co-Headliners Hippotraktor and Cobra The Impaler Played in Trix tonight, supported by warm up band Divided.

Danish prog outfit VOLA came to a stage nearby to play their new music and brought along their friends of Port Noir and Atlas!

Pictures of an amazing night of quality Finnish music with Apocalyptica, Wheel and Cyan Kicks on the Viikinsaari island in Tampere!

Pictures of a proggy night in Helsinki with Monuments, Heart of a Coward and I Built The Sky! Check it out!

Finnish melodic metal outfit Crimson Sun released their latest album ‘Fates’, which they celebrated with a release party! Check out the pics of the night.

Opeth came to amaze us in Helsinki with a progressive show that had heaps of atmosphere and chill vibes. Not a bad way to spend your Wednesday night! See the pics here!

Pictures of the Dyscordia “Delete/Rewrite” album release show at De Kreun in Kortrijk, Belgium. With support from Chalice and Shocker!

The pictures of the wackiness that is Devin Townsend. All together we went on a little vacation away from the miserie in this world!