‘…The Journey Continues’ with Mal Hijo’s “So The Story Goes”

Two months after the release of their first single, Mal Hijo have graced their fans with the release of their second single; another contributing piece to their conceptual puzzle, ‘Superstar Crematorium’, which they began to shape in 2018 and have since recorded and mixed independently in bedrooms and flats! As a reminder, Mal Hijo are […]

“An Epic Debut in the World of Prog” – ‘Empty Circles and Grains of Sand’ by Dominic Sanderson

“Empty Circles and Grains of Sand” is a single release from an upcoming debut EP from British progressive rock artist Dominic Sanderson. Recorded and mixed during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sanderson contributes an impressive level of musicianship similar to that of Steven Wilson in this track which includes him performing every instrument, writing and arranging the entire piece.

“Symphonically Creating Excellent Music! ” – ‘Return of the Foggy Logger’ by The Fat Turtles

The Fat Turtles is an American symphonic prog rock band from Iowa. The leader of this project is Luke Johnston, a talented multi-instrumentalist who plays the acoustic guitars, keyboards, bass and vocal parts on their songs as well as being the writer of all the music and the lyrics – a real labour of passion. […]

“Forging their Sound in the World of Prog” – Jolly Cobra’s ‘Chromium Hawk’

Jolly Cobra are a Norwegian band from Oslo formed in 2009 by Tom Daniel Reiersen (guitar, bass), Filip Watn (guitar), Fred Are Wolter (drums) and Steffen Johansen (vocals). The only changes in their current lineup are Tom Uglebakken (guitar) who replaced Watn in 2012, and the addition of Bjørn Viggo Andersen (bass) – both members […]

“A taste of what’s to come” – Mal Hijo and their debut single

Mal Hijo are a 5 piece prog band formed in Liverpool in 2017, having met through their music course at university. The lineup consists of Mike Blue (vocals, rhythm guitar), Billy Price (lead guitar), Jacob Hackett (drums), Tyler Swindley (bass) and the recent addition of Tristan Apperley (synth/keys). They began crafting their debut album ‘Superstar […]

“A Band Very Much Ahead of Their Time” – Fightin’ Bob

Fightin’ Bob is a new up and coming prog rock band from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What exact type of prog you may ask? All sorts is the answer, although a lot of their sounds are very blues, funk driven. Formed only in 2018, their current lineup is as follows: Jack Mackowski (drums, percussion), Saul Dinauer (bass), […]

Oddsfiche: Sirius or Serious? Either Way… They’re Out There!

Oddsfiche is a Canadian post-psychedelic progressive rock band founded in 2016 by guitarist Duke Gray. Gray began Oddsfiche as a solo project before acquiring bassist Hratch Keoshkerian in 2017 and drummer/percussionist Kent Paris in 2019 (after many drummer changes). Their latest live performance in Toronto’s The Hideout marks a defining moment in Oddsfiche’s musical journey, […]

A Matter of Discipline – King Crimson’s ‘Discipline’

As an album this was brave in many ways; new line-up, new instruments and ambitious experiments with sound that certainly differs from the sound of earlier albums such as ‘Red’ and ‘In the Court of the Crimson King’. Therefore, it is fair to call this a true example of ‘prog’ rock due to Fripp’s determination […]

Fear of Another Blank Planet…Or Our Own?

In the Porcupine Tree catalogue, “Fear of a Blank Planet” impresses me the most in many different ways. The subject matter was so relevant for the time of its release, dealing with the typical behaviors of the youth in society due to technology, drugs and mental health problems. The album only becomes more and more […]

Out there for all to see: a review of debut EP ‘Frames’ by Solid Sky

Solid Sky is an Austrian progressive metal/rock band that was founded in 2015 by music students Gideon Clark (vocals) and Valentin Walch (guitar). After many lineup changes in the rhythm section, a solid formation was established with bassist Lukas Felician Krasel and drummer Jakob Johannsen. This solid lineup marks their first non-single release with the […]