“A Farewell to Rush (Almost!)” – How 2112 saved Rush’s Career!

It’s 1975 and Rush are in trouble. There was an initial feeling of pride permeating within the trio when they first listened back to their ambitious third studio album Caress of Steel. It was certainly a development from the straightforward rock imbued Fly By Night, as the band began experimenting with longer song forms, complexContinue reading ““A Farewell to Rush (Almost!)” – How 2112 saved Rush’s Career!”

“Beyond the Prog Metal Greats!” – ‘Beyond the Exosphere’ by Pyramid Theorem

Pyramid Theorem are a Canadian progressive metal band from Ontario. Founded in the late 2000’s, the lineup consists of Sam Ermellini (lead guitar, vocals), Christian Di Mambro (bass, vocals), Stephan Di Mambro (keyboards, guitar, vocals) and Vito De Francesco (drums). Since their formation, this talented quartet have established themselves as heavyweight players in the worldContinue reading ““Beyond the Prog Metal Greats!” – ‘Beyond the Exosphere’ by Pyramid Theorem”

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

“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),Continue reading ““A Band Very Much Ahead of Their Time” – Fightin’ Bob”

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,Continue reading “Oddsfiche: Sirius or Serious? Either Way… They’re Out There!”

Moving Pictures: Moving Rush into the ‘Limelight’?

Moving Pictures’ was the eighth studio album released by Rush in 1981, a band that had thus far in their career created definitive prog epics such as ‘2112’ and ‘Hemispheres’. However, this is a vital record in the respect that it acted as a musical keystone; it fused their past silk kimono wearing, prog epic days with a new approach inspired by the ever changing musical context they were living in.