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Subterranean Masquerade – Vagabond

Subterranean Masquerade once again take us to a beautiful trip through the middle east, full of life, spirit and joy, blending Jewish, Arab, European influences to one homogeneous body – and how much music like this is needed in these times full of hate and turmoil. Subterranean Masquerade can not be thanked for enough for that overcoming of boundaries and differences – so please do so by getting this gem, and go see them on their next tour! Subterranean Masquerade deserve all the love they can get.

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Jason Kui – Absence of Words

Now and then a rising star appears in the vast universe of contemporary music. I think Hong Kong-based rock and blues musician, session and tour guitarist and composer Jason Kui, is one of these. Here we have a young guitar virtuoso who is carving his way into the western world.  This can be assessed when listening to his debut album “Absence of Words”. Packed with 7 timeless beautiful songs that range between rock and blues, to jazzy tunes, airs of pure progressive metal. With so much technology available nowadays to make music easier for artists, it is a bliss to hear music that has been made from the heart and composed with the soul. Excellent debut solo album for a young and promising rising star.

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Ayreon Universe (Tilburg, September 15 and 16, 2017)

People from all over the World, from more than 50 nations, witnessed what truly was a once-in-a-lifetime experience: The music of Arjen Anthony Lucassen, celebrated on three consecutive nights by the finest dutch musicians, an armada of 16 singers, many of them singing their original roles from the Ayreon metal operas. Almost 10000 people went to Tilburg (NL) for a weekend to be part of an outstanding moment in rock history! The Progspace had to be there!

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Kaipa – Children of the Sounds

“Children of the Sounds” is an album that floats and make you float in a cloud of positiveness and beauty only experience and the inspiration drawn from the exuberant swedish nature could bring. A real gem in this genre, and in my opinion one album I’ll be coming back to very often. Such a complete album full of harmonious melodies, energy and good vibe is the kind of uplifting push I might need when my mood is not at its best. Thank you for creating this beautiful music!

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Schammasch – The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite

Schammasch keeps showing up to work with their second release this year, bringing an EP that will probably polarize their fanbase but anything goes in the name of progress. The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite is a dark, gloomy, moody and beautifully executed concept that haunts and traps the listener in a melancholic ride, then setting them free after half an hour of ritualistic chants, drones and doomy black metal.

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Marty Friedman – Wall of Sound

I had no idea what I was going to find. Not only I found the “old” Marty Friedman the teenage me came to love, but I also found so many different levels, so much depth and always something new to be found. “Wall of Sound” is a real difference to what a guitar solo album usually is. I loved the different instruments, the arrangements and how everything blended in so well. For sure not a conventional guitar axe solo album!

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Atrox – Monocle

Clocking in on only 40 minutes, an anomaly in this day and age, the albums feels very well rounded. My impression is that all and any dead meat have been removed, leaving us with only the prime cuts. As a listener it’s clear that a lot of passion, and hard work, has gone into these songs, and the band wants to solidify their identity and reputation as an act to be reckoned with.

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Art Against Agony – Russian Tales

“Russian Tales” is a wonderfully composed and crafted EP. Each song has it’s very own agenda, and yet in their combination and dramatic order they play perfectly well together, showing the diversity of the collective’s musical abilities and leaving the listener almost overwhelmed but no less hungry for the next full length album.

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Anubis Gate – Covered in Black

“Covered in Black” is not a concept album, but a themed album. It is as much a progmetal album as it is a melodic metal album. It is an album with moments that will really blow you away with their massive sound, as well as it will take you on the wings of its melodies with some electronic ambient keys here and there, and for sure it is an album that will crush your heart with its depth of feelings and the, at times, very sweet sounding vocals.

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Be Prog! My Friend 2017 Day 2

Day 2 of this this amazing festival in the beautiful city of Barcelona and the breathtaking surroundings of Poble Espanyol. Starting with the surprising locals of Jardin de la Croix, followed by class acts like Devin Townsend Project, Anathema, the living legend that Jethro Tull is and a blasting closure with none other than Leprous!

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