Frost* – Milliontown re-release

English Prog rock band Frost* has just re-released their debut album Milliontown on bandcamp with a few bonuses! If you’ve never checked this album out I highly suggest you grab it! Or at least listen to it first. This is a unique band that combines a high production pop sound with some awesome prog compositions. The band is currently working on their third album, and after that will be releasing a “big ol’ remixed, tweaked and remastered physical version” of Milliontown. Both of which I can’t wait for!

Check out their official website here and give them … Read more

Dream Theater – Dream Theater (Sept. 24th)

Today Dream Theater have announced that their new self-titled twelfth studio album will be released on September 24th!

I’m totally psyched for this album as A Dramatic Turn of Events was definitely one of the better Dream Theater albums in recent years, and with Mike Mangini being present for the entirety of the new album’s sessions, It’s likely that this one will be even better!

Now I know Dream Theater aren’t considered “unknown” or “underground” at this point, but when I discovered them, they were really only starting to gain the following they have today. They also helped introduce me … Read more

ONCE THEM EDENS – New playthrough video available

“On Par With I”, the new guitar playthrough video from Athens based, progressive death metallers ONCE THEM EDENS, can be seen below. The song is composed and performed by the band’s mastermind Ω, and the video was shot and edited by Athina Tousia.

 

”Omega’s riffing menace leads up to a relatively up-tempo instrumental section that follows and lets the progressive element of the album shine. This song is no other than ‘On Par With I’ and its perplexing rhythmic changes that occur without cessation, tied with an astounding bass guitar and a conclusion that features some

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Pilot by Michael Dermot

Minneapolis alt-rocker Michael Dermot has just released his new album Pilot. As a follow up to his 2011 Kickstarted album Distance Reawakens, Pilot really shows how much Dermot has improved. The songwriting is better, the playing is tighter, the singing is stronger and more developed, and the production sounds great!

I’ve been a personal friend of Michael for years now, so I may be biased, but there’s no denying that there’s some genuine talent here. I was even given the opportunity to edit the music video for his first single No Through Road. … Read more

Joey Eppard: Live in Concert

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Joey Eppard, frontman and founder of the band 3 recently released his first live solo performance DVD. This project was fan-supported from the start by earning over $9,000 through Kickstarter. The DVD features 29 songs clocking in at just about 2 and a half hours, and features tons of guests (including fellow 3 members Billy Riker and Chris ‘Gartdrumm’ Gartmann).

Joey’s slap acoustic style is very unique and paired with brilliant songwriting and a soulful voice, creates a performance that is like no other.

You can purchase Joey’s DVD at joeyeppard.com. The DVD comes with a free download of … Read more

Plini – Other Things

Ever since that crazyfatboy was on Mike Portnoy’s forum with his threads where he’d ask fellow forumers directives and limitations on how to write a song (which he always succeeded to do, no matter how weird or difficult that was), and through his Halcyon band/project, and even a few singles after this, Plini has been amazing me.

He knows and understands the soul of his guitar and his music to an extent unreached by most musicians. Including you, including me.

Okay enough already. Other Things is a mind-blowing album with the only defect of being too short, if one can … Read more