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  1. On July 27, 2018, Redemption released their seventh full-length album, Long Night’s Journey Into Day. The release was mastered by Jacob Hansen, who has also worked with Amaranthe, Doro, Primal Fear and Volbeat. It is the first album to feature Evergrey vocalist Tom Englund on vocals, replacing longtime frontman Ray Alder, also of progressive metal institution Fates Warning. Englund’s highly emotional, husky vocal style could lend a rougher edge to Redemption’s simultaneously melodramatic and contemplative approach. It is also worth pointing out that in the band’s new promo shoot (https://www.redemptionweb.com/) he looks quite a lot like the 30-year-old Boomer (https://knowyourmeme.com/memes/30-year-old-boomer). It’s a good choice, however, considering that Evergrey and Redemption are strongly reliant on their vocalists to define their sound. The Art of Loss was the band’s most eclectic effort, but Alder’s singing provided the basic foundation that defined it as a Redemption album. Englund could be better off in Redemption, given that Evergrey have been meandering for the last couple releases while the former band have been musically top-notch for most of their oeuvre. Chris Poland, formerly of Megadeth, returns for this album, having appeared on The Art of Loss for a very noticeable shred outing on the title track. He will be joined by Italian guitar veteran Simone Mularoni, of Empyrios and the estimable prog-power heavyweights DGM. Also, after an extensive coma after a 2014 aneurysm (https://www.facebook.com/Bernie-Versailles-379611832240834/), the band’s longtime lead guitarist Bernie Versailles returns to the lineup. The title Long Night’s Journey Into Day is (according to the label, Metal Blade: https://www.metalblade.com/redemption/) an inversion of Long Day’s Journey Into Night, the title of a play by Eugene O’Neill concerning a dysfunctional family being destroyed by addiction. (Interestingly, the album title itself is also the title of a movie about life under apartheid, as revealed during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In other words, the most South African documentary imaginable.) The album itself sees more varied lyrical content. The video for “Someone Else’s Problem” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQKHm_l-vcc) sees alternating shots of the band playing out in a very Bonneville Salt Flats-looking area, and of a woman luxuriating amongst various high-end items seething with unsubstantiated ennui and vindictiveness. Hilariously, like the divergent plot points in an episode of The Good Guys, the woman drives up to where the band are playing and contemptuously chucks a presumably very pricy set of pumps out the window at their feet. The band, consummate prog heads as they are, ignore this amusing display of human behavior completely and keep playing. It’s hard to tell exactly who is going to be someone else’s problem. It seems like it’s the woman, as the guy in this interaction is totally absent and the band seem to be slightly on the receiving end of this annoyance. Englund was added in the hope of finding a replacement for Alder who could address the same themes with the right tone. The press release notes both bands cover the human condition – though it should be said that Evergrey often takes on a pessimistic approach. Nonetheless, Englund is best when he can exercise the full range of his voice, which a Redemption album certainly would permit. Long Night’s Journey into Day tracklist 1. Eyes You Dare Not Meet in Dreams 2. Someone Else’s Problem 3. The Echo Chamber 4. Impermanent 5. Indulge in Color 6. Little Men 7. And Yet 8. The Last of Me 9. New Year’s Day 10. Long Night’s Journey into Day Redemption is: Tom Englund – vocals Nick van Dyk – guitars Sean Andrews – bass Chris Quirarte – drums Vikram Shankar – keyboards
  2. FromTheThicketNZ

    From The Thicket - Full album stream

    Hey guys! Ive just released my debut album. 14 twisted tracks for your ears. Really appreciate any feedback. http://fromthethicket.bandcamp.com/album/from-the-thicket
  3. Hey good people, I've been working on an album for my project From The Thicket. I know genre labels are always a point of contention but I'd say my work draws a lot from groove oriented bands (e.g. meshuggah, vildhjarta) and dissonant/strange death metal bands like Gorguts. The Album has 13 tracks completed, and I'm currently working on improving the production. I play guitar and bass, and use Ezdrummer for the drums. Its all mixed and mastered by me. I haven't got vocals on this one but I have used scream samples in parts and other voice samples, to fill that void. In the future I'd love to have a full band with a vocalist, however, right now its all about crafting a sound and seeing if I can generate interest. I've also made my own videos. I love making this stuff so I hope some of you guys enjoy it! For anyone wondering, the name is actually the meaning behind the name "Bruce". That was my father's name and he sadly passed away In March this year after a battle with cancer. This project is dedicated to him and I've included a few references to him/his illness in the song titles. From The Thicket Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_51cmaF6u4Lb-_yQ-WBhnA From The Thicket Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/fromthethicketnz From The Thicket Instagram https://www.instagram.com/fromthethicketnz
  4. Hello everyone,We are <Crescent Sky>, an instrumental metalcore/prog metal/ambient (you name it) band from Belgium and we just released our Debut EP "DAWN".You can listen to this EP on Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, and many more.Also on Youtube (full stream) : https://youtu.be/3rgyBYyC1u8 --> Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2ELkqFn Find us on Facebook: http://bit.ly/csky-book Let us know what you think of it. Getting feedback is important to us in order to evolve and grow. Influences: August Burns Red, Chon, Polyphia, Animals as leaders, Modern Day Babylon, TesseracT, etc...Spread the word. Sharing is caring Thank you !
  5. Hi guys, vocalist/lyricist in here, alto range, I am looking for band members for a symphonic, prog, metal band in Uk located. Or maybe an progressive one kinda like Seventh Wonder, Dream Theater, Riverside etc. I am 30 years old and very committed I love anything metal with great vocals, but heavy, symphonic, goth, dark song are kinda my favorite. Also the acoustic. Fav bands are Kamelot, serenity, Ghost bc, Nightwish, Ayreon, Avantasia, Seventh Wonder, anything symphonic and heavy metal basically I can't wait to meet ya This is me singing Kamelot's ballad Veil of Elysium and under there's a a DOOm symphonic version of Freak on The leash, by Korn made with the famous UK bases band Cyclocosmia
  6. Hello! I am Joel, the lead guitarist and songwriter from Coup de Grâce! Coup De Grâce is a female-fronted power metal band from Singapore delivering heavy metal with an eclectic, avant-garde dimension. From sounds ranging from fast-paced galloping rhythms to a symphonic experience, Coup De Grâce draws its influences from the likes of Iron Maiden, Nightwish and Iced Earth. We just released our EP today, 12/04/18. We are hoping for some thoughts on what you guys think? Maybe perhaps you can help us distinguish our genre? We are unable to classify ourselves but most of the people who listen to us call us a power metal outfit. However we have also been called Avant Garde Metal or Progressive Metal. I am the primary songwriter in the band and basically my aim was to encapsulate all my favourite aspects of metal into one sound. I love the dual harmonies of Iron Maiden, the crazy Djent stuff from Meshuggah, the uniqueness of Iced earth, the melodic, atmospheric feel of Nightwish and the odd timing beats of like Prog metal bands. Let me know what you guys think and do follow us on Facebook or other social media platforms if you like us! Thanks! Bandcamp https://cdg-metal.bandcamp.com/album/interitus Youtube https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLrgkpKsbrclgg3ADfTIq7hVET0w3rRNI_ Spotify https://open.spotify.com/artist/1GN3Rpx1712B6gH1edV6PT?si=pt_lLPEDSbS94gfd8w12_g
  7. Looking for a drummer that suits our style of playing. Click on the links to listen to the tracks. https://www.facebook.com/piafsg https://piafsg.bandcamp.com/track/misery-loves-company
  8. I invite you to come with me to a time before 2008. It may surprise you to learn that at this point, Circle II Circle was actually a pretty damn good band. They did eventually become prog Godsmack, as history will record with bitter regret chronicling the storied tale of Savatage. For now, however, let’s make like boomers and complain about how things used to be better. Burden of Truth sounds like sentimentalism, at times. It feels rather like Skid Row filtered through Phantom of the Opera, in that characteristically Trans-Siberian Orchestra fashion. The difference, though, is that Circle II Circle crank the technicality and bite of their music significantly higher than TSO’s comfortable bombast. It’s certainly a little saccharine, but performed with such conviction and talent as to make that nearly irrelevant. Zak Stevens’ voice is vital to this whole undertaking. His overbored bass resonates unstoppably through every song, an unmistakably mature vocal delivery that dignifies even the album’s most banal emotional turns (“How can we learn to live as one…” “I walked by the church and saw the children, and the world through their eyes…”). Moreover, it is very identifiably American, and that’s the biggest selling point of this album. It’s worth noting he layers very nicely with his backing vocalists. The “The Black” and title track have particularly good harmonizing. One might be tempted to snicker at some of these lyrics and the melodies. How antiquated the notion of melodic music without dizzying rhythmic changes or production magic out the ass. Yet, the sheer power behind it all is impossible to deny. The piano line on “Heal Me” would be insufferable if it didn’t drag you in immediately. Despite the sugar content, Burden of Truth is largely fat-free. It doesn’t fall victim to most metal tropes, including the prevalence of vibrato. It’s endearing too, in a sort of Andie McDowell in Five Weddings and a Funeral kind of way, or perhaps of Joy Davidson in Shadowlands – very American. The opening to Revelations? Badass. The crunchy riffs of A Matter of Time? Some slick shit. The entirety of Evermore? One of the most masterfully tight, pointed pieces of prog metal out there that still pounds away at the ears like a cannon blast. If you wanted an aspirational American soundtrack, this is it. Songs for an endearing everyman with more behind his ears than you might guess.
  9. Any feedback welcome! This is a collection of experimental metal songs I threw together and put it on bandcamp.https://thrasher726.bandcamp.com/album/protonaut
  10. Hey guys, back in August I released my first solo ep I have decided to give it away for free as I approach the release of my second ep. I thought the people on this forum may be interested in it, would love to hear thoughts and opinions so i can take some of that into considering while writing the next ep. I did all the composition and production for the record. You can download it free on my bandcamp! Let me know what you think!DOWNLOAD: https://bodhi2.bandcamp.com/releases
  11. Check out my band's first single off our upcoming Debut EP! Much appreciated.
  12. Iceni

    Seventh Wonder - New Album Details

    After two singles – 2014’s poppy “inner Enemy” and the somewhat more straight-laced “The Promise” in 2016 – Swedish progressive metal maestros Seventh Wonder have recently announced their new album “Tiara”. The release is being mixed by Oyvind Larsen, the man responsible for mixing on the already-mentioned singles. The album has undergone mastering by Jens Bogren at Fascination Studios. Bogren has previously worked with other progressive metal stalwarts such as James Labrie, Katatonia, Opeth and Symphony X. ( Frontiers Records will oversee the worldwide release of the 13-track concept album, including as a double LP. The band used the following lyrics in their promotion: “’We've watched you since the dawn of time, with every moment gone by. A million suns fade and die, this is the end?’ Beware, for they're coming..!” These are presumably an allusion to alien forces, given the cosmic imagery. The precedent for a concept album about exists in the band’s widely-lauded “Mercy Falls”, and more within melodic progressive metal more generally, perhaps most notably in Evergrey’s “In Search of Truth”, which also concerned aliens and isolation. Musically it’s very much in keeping with the band’s tradition. From the promo, the work sounds rather more like “Mercy Falls” than the preceding “The Great Escape”. It’s less melodic (of course this should be taken with a grain of salt given the general character of their oeuvre) but slightly darker than their previous work. From the musicianship I trust this will work; Anubis Gate attempted this in 2017 and failed, as did Adagio who despite employing the preeminent “dark prog” master Kelly Carpenter (Beyond Twilight, Darkology, Epysode, Outworld, Zierler) dropped their neoclassical edge and therefore their unique appeal. If anything it sounds like SW might be making the opposite ‘mistake’, but their style is developed enough that for them churning out the same stuff would be at least to my ears an entirely acceptable route. The tracklist is unknown, but Seventh Wonder’s promo video can be found here:
  13. Dear friends Pete Morten here of My Soliloquy (Ex Threshold) CHRISTMAS GIVE AWAY COMPETITION - JUST TWO DAYS TO GO There's still time to enter our big Christmas Give-Away Competition. If you haven't yet entered, you can still do so. All you have to do is "like" either our Facebook/Twitter status about the comp. You can find them pinned to the top of both pages, respectively. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mysoliloquy/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MySoliloquyUK OR Leave a comment on the Youtube video, here. https://youtu.be/5Hn7kM_p9Dw NOTE: Simply "liking" the youtube video on the channel, wont enter you into the draw, as there is no way for us to actually see, who's liked the video. We can only see the amount of "likes". DRAW TAKES PLACE NEXT MONDAY 11TH DECEMBER. GOOD LUCK
  14. Hey everyone! This the Ocean Signals thread where i post all my latest content. New videos are added every month on all original written music by Ocean Signals Enjoy!
  15. Hey Everyone, My name is Morgan Wick, I'm a guitarist and composer from Seattle, WA. You can check out my music https://www.facebook.com/MorganWickMusic/ and also check out my band A Sense of Gravity https://www.facebook.com/asenseofgravity/ I look forward to chatting with you all. Thanks, Morgan
  16. Hey all, My name is Evan Jaslow and I'm the former Prog Guru of OnlineDrummer. Nowadays I have my own website where I sell my drum transcriptions. Naturally, I specialize in progressive rock, with my most notable product being a full transcription of Dream Theater's Images and Words. As a whole my selection isn't huge, but what I do have is top-quality as I spend a lot of time (possibly too much) proofreading and re-uploading new versions. There's a selection of free material for download as well, and I do take requests for a fee. Thanks for reading! http://www.jaslowdrumsheets.com/
  17. FatherAlabaster

    Contrarian - To Perceive Is To Suffer

    Contrarian is a sometimes international progressive death metal collaboration featuring George Kollias of Nile on drums, and on "To Perceive Is To Suffer", their second full-length, he steps up to perform vocals as well. If you like mid-90s Death, there's a good chance you'll like this album. Comparisons to the early Floridian prog-death scene are obvious from the outset, but this recording is no mere hero worship; it offers a fresh and sincere take on the style, brimming with intricate yet memorable riffs, intelligent harmonies, a strong sense of melodic interplay between the bass and guitars, and a sterling drum performance. The mix is clear without feeling sterile, and the reverb and delay effects on the vocals lend them an atmospheric quality that's uncommon in modern DM. Technical chops are here in abundance, but the focus remains on concise and enjoyable songwriting. The vocals are mostly delivered in a harsh rasp; tonally, it recalls some black metal, but the vocal patterns and pronunciation show a strong influence from vintage Chuck Schuldiner. This album isn't flawless. The vocals are a bit lackluster; they fit the music well, both in tone and in placement, and they're certainly competent, but they lack a sense of emotive conviction that could make them truly shine. Kollias' high rasp on this album represents a change in direction from the guttural DM vocals of their debut, "Polemic"; I prefer the new sound, but fans of their earlier work may find it difficult to adapt. Also, as an album, it suffers a bit from being too much of a good thing. Nearly every song on here is well-paced and well-structured, but each of them hovers around the same length and tempo; they all kick ass in the same way, with the same mix of elements, and the result is that, despite the catchy and memorable nature of the riffs, no song truly stands out. The exception to this is a somewhat incongruous cover of the first half of "At Fate's Hands", by Fates Warning - a slow, clean tune delivered in a stilted but pleasant sing-song, that breaks up the riff-fest nicely but doesn't really add anything of its own. Regardless, this album is very good; I would highly recommend it to fans of old-school prog death, or any DM fan on the lookout for some exceptional melodic guitar work. Much like each individual song, it's short and to the point, clocking in at just under 35 minutes, and it's remained thoroughly engaging for me through many plays over the past several weeks. Get your ears on it: https://contrarianmetal.bandcamp.com/music
  18. YoshikageKira

    Eros

    Greetings! We're from Houston, Texas originally but have relocated to the New Orleans area last year. We mix and master everything in house and have been developing our sound for more than 10 years.We have a reputable portfolio and an extensive catalogue to share with the world. We're also looking for a vocalist that can take these songs and make them their own. Youtube: Facebook.com/openuseros
  19. thePROGmind 9/10: https://theprogmind.com/2017/04/06/hologram-earth-black-cell-program/ progressivemusicplanet 8.5/10: https://progressivemusicplanet.com/2017/03/29/hologram-earth-black-cell-program/ It Djents 8.5/10 Full album streams, enjoy! spotify: https://play.spotify.com/album/4jCkeMksqQrmHQojab2Iwd bandcamp: https://hologramearth.bandcamp.com
  20. Hey guys,So, after a few years working on my album, it is finally ready to be released, and so released it is! Went through quite a few hiccups in the recording of it, to the point where this last version is actually the third iteration of it. I scrapped four songs from this definitive version, which I will release at some point as “b-sides.”Bandcamp:https://avandra.bandcamp.com/album/tymoraSo, what’s Avandra?Avandra is a one-man (soon to change) progressive metal/progressive rock band from San Juan, PR - a place not thought of as being a mecca of progressive metal and progressive rock. But this is exactly one of the reasons that inspired me to create this album. I hope that my project sparks the curiosity of the metal community in general about the things going on down here.Influences: I have what I call the Holy Trinity: Opeth, Porcupine Tree (SW), and Kevin Moore-era Dream Theater. There are many, many bands that come and go in terms of quick influences (like Russian Circles, which was the band that actually got me to start recording this album in the first place), but those three bands are foundational to my music, and just to who I am in general.The Purpose: Avandra was always kind of a vessel between concepts and imagery that have influenced me throughout my life, and their realization through a musical journey. That’s why I try to stray a bit from the uber-technical side of things, and concentrate much more on all the instruments working together to create ambient pieces that appeal to your emotional and reasonable sides.Did you upload album in mp3?No. I did not. Mp3s tend to kill the quality of the music, so decided to upload it in wav format, for a fuller experience. You can, of course, convert it to mp3 using any of the available online resources, like http://media.io/To understand why I am reluctant to upload my music in mp3 format, see this article:http://www.emusician.com/how-to/1334...on-blues/43156I like the music, but dude, I kinda dislike the vocals!Not a problem! When you buy the digital or physical album, you’ll also get to download the instrumental versions of the songs as well!Can I get the stems for one of your songs? Try to re-mix them?With the purchase of the digital or physical album, PM me and I’ll make sure to get the stems or the song of your choosing to you!And the artwork?You can download the pdf for it, which includes the booklet with the lyrics, yes!Why no FFO (For Fans Of)?When demoing out the songs to a few buddies of mine, they all heard something different: from a “modern version” of Pink Floyd, to the more obvious Dream Theater influences, to obscure ones which I can’t recall at the moment. So, you hear what you wanna hear!What’s next?Besides getting a band together and playing live, the second album is already 90% done. It’ll be released on May 5, 2018 (trying to go Beatles-esque and release two albums a year would kill me). I will try to release a small EP for the end of this year, though.And what's next right now? Probably Fallout 4 or TW3...www.facebook.com/avandrapr
  21. Hi everyone! I would like to introduce my band from Ukraine - Selfedge Please check out our single 'Empty Street' on Soundcloud. Would be glad to know what you guys think about it... and of course please join us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/selfedgeband/
  22. ando_san

    INCIPIENCE BLOOM (EP)

    Whats up everybody! Im new here and this seems like a awesome forum! I play guitar in a band called Incipience. We are a instrumental prog band from Los Angles CA! We just released our Ep "Bloom" 4 days ago! it would be awesome if you guys/gals can give it a listen! it would be much appreciated, I would also love to hear some other projects everybody is in! have a awesome day guys, check us out! If your a fan of animals as leaders, Intervals, Plini, Between the burried and me, you might dig us!
  23. Hey everyone!! Would like to present you my band SILUETLESS. We are from Lithuania and play music which probably can fit into progressive rock/metal genre, but actually it has influences of many other music genres. It's rich in atmospheric synth passages, melodic and dark vocals, heavy riffs and overall dark mood. Our latest album is called DRIFTING, released in October '16. Full album available on youtube (I will attach a video), but you can also check it on many digital platforms. The easiest way to explore the album is probably bandcamp https://siluetless.bandcamp.com/ Enjoy!! And please leave your comments! Thanks!!
  24. cantripvox

    Nociceptor

    Nociceptor has released their 3rd album, "Penumbra" Please check it out on Bandcamp and let us know what you think! https://nociceptor.bandcamp.com/
  25. If you could, please listen to some of my songs and videos, check this out: For metal styled songs, I'd recommend "Hypocrite" "Shredding Session" "The Escape" "No Second Chances" "Thorn in my Side" "Modern Prophet" "Twilights Threat" "Here But not There" "I Run" "New World Order" or "Enemy of my Enemy." If you are able to listen to a song or two and let me know what you think I'd truly appreciate it!
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