Tag: Progressive Metal

QUEENSRŸCHE Honored by Decibel Magazine

The October issue of Decibel Magazine has honored Queensrÿche’s landmark “Operation: Mindcrime” album as the latest inductee into its exclusive “Hall of Fame” series. The seven-page, 6000-word feature provides in-depth, intimate insider’s view of the creation of one of the most important albums in the progressive metal canon. The story includes, rare never-before seen band …

PERIPHERY To Support DREAM THEATER

Maryland-based experimental, progressive metal six-piece PERIPHERY will support DREAM THEATER on the following dates: Oct 15 – Palace Theater – Albany, NY Oct 16 – Philadelphia, PA – Merriam Theatre Commented PERIPHERY guitarist Misha Mansoor: “To say that the chance for PERIPHERY to open for DREAM THEATER is a dream come true would be a …

ORPHANED LAND Guitarist Working On Solo Album

Yossi Sassi, guitarist, founding member and musical mastermind of Israeli progressive folk metal masters ORPHANED LAND, is working on his first album as a solo artist. The CD will feature guest appearances by former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and “other leading musicians.” Although Sassi is known for pioneering Middle Eastern and folk progressive metal for …

DREAM THEATER Guitarist: I Feel Like I’ve Been Playing With MIKE MANGINI for 20 Years

Peter Hodgson of I Heart Guitar Blog recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. I Heart Guitar Blog: [“A Dramatic Turn Of Events” is] a very colorful album. As a producer, how did you approach it? Petrucci: It’s the …

DREAM THEATER Keyboardist: ‘We Have A Lot Of Exciting Times Ahead’

Joe Bosso of Music Radar recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. An excerpt from the chat follows below. Music Radar: Let’s talk about [the new DREAM THEATER album] “A Dramatic Turn Of Events”. Without belaboring the exit of [former drummer] Mike Portnoy, we’re curious about some comments …

DREAM THEATER: Snippet Of Another New Song Available

“A Dramatic Turn Of Events”, the much-anticipated album from progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER, which marks new drummer Mike Mangini‘s recorded debut, will be released on September 13 via Roadrunner Records. A 70-second snippet of the song “This Is The Life”, which will appear on “A Dramatic Turn Of Events”, can be streamed at MusicRadar.com. …

QUEENSRYCHE’s Tate ““We existed before there was a genre called ‘progressive metal’”

Frontman Geoff Tate of Queensryche recently sat down to do an interview with BraveWords.com which can be read in its entirety at this link.  Tate discusses the band’s progressive changing through the years. Here’s small bit from that interview: “We existed before there was a genre called ‘progressive metal’. We never played that game. I’d …

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SYMPHONY X – ICONOCLAST: OUT NOW IN NORTH AMERICA! SymphonyX.2011.  This is the moment you’ve been waiting for! Today marks the release of North America’s progressive metal masterminds SYMPHONY X brand new album, ICONOCLAST In fact, anyone can pick it up at their local Best Buy,  FYE or Local Record Stores.  Can’t find it? Ask …

NOCICEPTOR to Officially Release Debut EP ‘Among Insects’ in June 2011

Featuring THREAT SIGNAL’s Travis Montgomery, NOCICPETOR delivers the goods with pummeling, unrelenting groove metal. Mandatory for all djentlemen. On Among Insects, Montgomery, along with partners in crime JD Schmidt (vocals), Scott Allen (bass) and Michael Eskandari (drums), heave massive amounts of groove-laden and diverse progressive metal and anyone fortunate to be within earshot. Recommended for …

OPETH Releases “Heritage” on Sept. 20, 2011 “Will raise a few eyebrows”

Sweden’s most revered and respected progressive metal mavens Opeth will release Heritage, their third album for Roadrunner, on September 20th. The first single and video will be the song “The Devil’s Orchard.” Heritage follows up 2008’s Watershed and 2005’s Ghost Reveries, each of which garnered the forward-thinking, genre-bending band some of the best reviews of …

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