Tag Archives: Progressive Metal

Opeth Releases Details For New Album Pale Communion


Swedish progressive metal juggernauts Opeth have announced the title of their upcoming 11th studio album as “Pale Communion” and that it will be released on June 17, 2014 via Roadrunner Records. The follow-up to 2011′s “Heritage,” “Pale Communion,” was produced by vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree). In a recent interview

Metal Review: Starsoup: Bazaar of Wonders (2013)

Starsoup Bazaar of Wonders

Russian progressive metal band Starsoup hits us with their debut release, “Bazaar of Wonders,” and shows years of experience from a band with little experience. The dynamic recording is chock full of adventurous arrangements incorporating elements of spacey prog rock sounds and Middle Eastern sounds and samples. The band shows that they are in complete

Ihsahn Streaming Yet Another New Track Entitled Tacit

Ihsahn Das Seelenbrechen

We have already heard two new tracks from Ihsahn’s “Das Seelenbrechen,” so why not a third from the Emperor legend. Take a listen to Tacit here. The first released song, Hiber, can be found here, and the second track, NaCl can be found here. “Das Seelenbrechen” drops on October 22, 2013. In a recent interview

Ihsahn Streaming Another New Single

Ihsahn Das Seelenbrechen

Ihsahn has released another new single entitled NaCl. The track will appear on the forthcoming “Das Seelenbrechen” album due on October 22, 2013 via Candelight Records. Please upgrade your browser

Ihsahn Streaming New Song Hiber From Das Seelenbrechen

Ihsahn Das Seelenbrechen

Ihsahn is streaming a new song entitled Hiber from the upcoming “Das Seelenbrechen” release. Hiber will open the new album. “Das Seelenbrechen” was recorded at Ihsahn’s own studio in Norway in collaboration with drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (also Leprous) and drops on October 22, 2013 via Candelight Records. I cannot wait for this release from

Metal Review: Lalu: Atomic Ark (2013)

Lalu Atomic Ark

Lalu is the brainchild of French composer and keyboardist Vivien Lalu and is a sort of supergroup consisting of familiar names from the progressive metal scene such as Mike LePond (Symphony X), Martin LeMar (Mekong Delta) and Simon Mularoni (DGM).  “Atomic Ark” is the band’s second effort coming 8 years afters its predecessor “Oniric Metal.”

Metal Review: Majalis: Cathodic Black (2013)

Tobias Netzell and Bjorn Pettersson from In Mourning have created a new side project entitled Majalis and their debut 3 song EP “Cathodic Black” is upon us. Majalis mixes various elements of atmospheric metal including doom metal and progressive metal. Clocking in at just under 26 minutes, and containing 3 songs, “Cathodic Black” is a

Song Premiere: Dream Theater: The Enemy Inside

Dream Theater is getting ready to unleash their self titled album on September 24, 2013, their follow-up to 2011′s “A Dramatic Turn of Events.” Today, USA Today has premiered The Enemy Inside, the first single from the album and the band’s first new music in nearly two years. Check it out here. The song sounds

What I am Listening to Right Now

Metallica | Death Magnetic (2008) “Death Magnetic” is a strange release. When it first came out, I was all over it singing its praises, but when I stopped listening to it, I really stopped listening to it. I had no desire to pull it out. While watching the documentary “Mission to Lars,” I heard some

Phil Anselmo, Jason Newsted Join Voivod on Stage

Here is a great pro-shot video of progressive metal band Voivod being joined on stage by Pantera/Down/metal God Phil Anselmo doing a cover of Pink Floyd’s Astronomy Domine. Jason Newsted then joined the band on stage to perform their signature track Voivod. These performances happened last month during Hellfest in Clisson, France. Please upgrade your