Symphony X has finally entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2007’s Paradise Lost, and the album should be released by year’s end.
Milwaukee’s Summerfest — billed as “the world’s largest music festival” — begins this week, and I must say I’m excited. Plenty of progressive bands — or at least bands with progressive tendencies — can be found on the Summerfest bill this year. (OK, less than a couple dozen in a field of 800 is not “plenty,” but it’s still more than I recall in past years.)
Progressive-metal bands take to the high seas on themed cruises, a la the famed Jam Cruise. Now, how about a pure prog cruise?
Yesterday saw the release of the introductory track “El Dorado” off of the seminal British heavy metal titans Iron Maiden’s upcoming fifteenth studio album, ‘The Final Frontier.’
On Tuesday, Rush issued a two-song digital CD single featuring “Caravan” and “BUTB,” both from an upcoming album expected to be released in spring 2011. While the results are decidedly mixed among fans, this nevertheless is cause for celebration.
The Alan Parsons Project never performed live, because the band’s namesake reportedly claimed his brand of sophisticated, breezy and keyboard-driven orchestral pop was difficult to recreate outside of the studio. But thanks to technology advances, that all changed in the mid-1990s
The Southern California-based vocalist and guitarist has spent the past several years writing songs and singing for prog projects
How RPWL found its own sound, nurtured by one of the world’s leading progressive-rock labels, InsideOut Music
American Idol, for better or worse, has given us contemporary pop stars (Kelly Clarkson), modern country cuties (Carrie Underwood) and hard-rockin’ dudes (Chris Daughtry). And this week, Carly Smithson – who finished sixth on Season 7 of the insanely popular singing competition – appeared as the lead singer on the debut album by dark rock band We Are the Fallen, featuring former members of Evanescence.
A charity compilation in which every track contained the promise of something new and exciting