CYNIC just wrapped up a special co-headlining tour of North America. Paul Masvidal and his band of cosmically gifted players celebrated the 30th anniversary of their debut album with help from their in-state buddies and fellow progressive music icons Atheist. So it’s no surprise to hear they put on a stellar show.
TEMIC are prog rock’s latest and greatest supergroup. These guys have played with Devin Townsend, Mike Portnoy’s Shattered Fortress, Neal Morse and Maraton.
On Thorns I Lay are Greek titans. The band came up through the underground during the early ’90s, in the wake of Nightfall, Septicflesh and Rotting Christ. But while those bands were swayed more by symphonic and black metal, these Athenians developed a taste for the gothic. Which makes sense. After all, they are named after a Shakespearean sonnet.
No one loves to watch God suffer quite like Profanatica. Since the late ’80s, Paul Ledney and his corpse-painted band of miscreants have amassed a long and infamous career as one of America’s truly definitive black metal bands. They’ve hurled profanties and even their own feces at our Lord and Savior, not to mention other, more nefarious bodily fluids.
WORMHOLE are tech-slamming their way across the U.S. while out on tour with NecroticGoreBeast, Cognitive and Analepsy. The Baltimore band have been giving crowds a taste of their new album ‘Almost Human’, including the glitchy, devastating lead single “System Erase”. Today, they’re premiering the album’s second single with Death Metal Supply. Watch the official music video HERE.
Abysmal Dawn are unstoppable. Not even a global pandemic could stop these Californians from releasing one of the best albums of their career.
For more than two decades, THY CATAFALQUE was a studio-only project. That changed in 2021, when Tamás Kátai and a rotating cast of heavy hitters performed at the Fekete Zaj Festival, which was captured on the live album Mezolit.
HORRENDOUS are so close to heavy metal divinity that they can practically taste its delicious, rotten nectar. After all, they did just grace the cover of Decibel.
You’ve probably noticed, but VOYAGER are on quite a ride. The band started this year with a Top Ten finish at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, thanks to their keytar-charged power ballad “Promise”. Back home, they were treated to a hero’s welcome with a sold-out summer tour of Australia. Earlier this week, they released “Ultraviolet”, which highlighted a darker, more introspective side to to their electro progressive metal.
PROFANATICA just ushered in their sixth album with an unholy leviathan of a new single. Tomorrow, they’re taking up the cross on their first-ever full-length tour of the U.S. They’ll be snaking across the country with Canadian black metal band Panzerfaust, with a headlining set at Heavy Hell IV.
WEEDEATER are loaded up and ready to ride. The sludge-stoned cowboys are blazing the ol’ dusty trail later this summer with 10+ shows across the Northeast and Midwest. Along the way, they’re hitting a couple festivals, including a headlining spot at Slower & Harder Fest.
PSYGNOSIS make a distinctly progressive type of extreme metal. Sure, the French band has two guitarists who grind out plenty of crunching, distorted riffs, and their drummer is by no means shy when it comes to hammering out blast beats. But this extreme metal band doesn’t have a vocalist. Instead, they’ve got a cellist.
New prog metal sensation TEMIC (international band), with members of DEVIN TOWNSEND, THE NEAL MORSE BAND, SHINING and MARATON, have announced the first details of their debut album “Terror Management Theory”! The album will be released on November 17, 2023 via Season of Mist and a first track ‘Count Your Losses’ is now available in the form of a music video HERE. The link may be freely spread throughout your channels.
Hot on the heels of making the grand finale of Eurovision and coming home to a sold-out Australian tour, Voyager are releasing one last advanced track off their highly anticipated new album, which comes out this Friday, July 14.
HORRENDOUS have given us two early glimpses of ‘Ontological Mysterium’. The title track touches down with riffs that churn like an Apache helicopter. while second single “Cult of Shaad’oah” keeps climbing on the backs of duel leads, crashing cymbals and bloody battle cries.
Wormhole are emerging from Baltimore’s underground with a new album. ‘Almost Human’ takes the band’s homemade tech slam to the next level. Riffs screech with more eerie, alien dissonance, while the rhythm section barrels and flips like Samus in her morph ball. They’ve also added new vocalist Julian Kersey, who grunts like a cyber demon on lead single “System Erase”.