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Month: September 2019

Opeth – In Cauda Venenum

Opeth have found their new sound, and now they can use it to create just what they want. The result might not be for everyone, but it is well worth to be explored. If ‘In Cauda Venenum’ gets the time and attention it deserves, it is almost like a good movie, best consumed in a dark room with a good wine.

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Best of ProgPower Europe 2018

ProgPower Europe 2018 – 20th-anniversary edition was a BANG! The ProgPower Europe crew knows how to deliver a fabulous weekend with excellent sound, super organization and excellent food. But the most important is that even if you don’t recognize many names on their bill, they always have the most awesome bands you haven’t heard of under their sleeves, but guaranteed: they smash everyone down!

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Kamancello – Kamancello II – Voyage

With Kamancello II – Voyage, once again I just sit back, close my eyes and enjoy the ride these two otherworldly musicians kindly offered to us plain mortals. It remains a mystery to me, how Raphael’s and Shahriyar’s minds are seamlessly connected and able to produce such perfect beauty in one sit, record it and lend their musical heritage for all of us to enjoy and marvel with. 

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Borknagar – True North

Who thought Borknagar had shot all their powder with “Winter Thrice” and would suffer from yet another big line-up change was wrong. Instead, they are stronger than ever, more diverse than ever, more experimental than ever. “True North” is the next step forward by this unique musical project and far from being the end.

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UK-Tech-Fest 2019

Over forty hours of music behind us. Plenty of amazing bands, great company and a few beers along the way. Back to reality tomorrow, but how real is reality? Many thanks to Simon and all the Tech-Fest team for another outstanding festival. We will be back next year.

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Summer Breeze 2019

Bonus Episode of The Progcast reporting from the Summer Breeze Open Air, including interviews with Loathe, Nailed to Obscurity, Unprocessed and Cypecore.

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Tool – Fear Inoculum

If you’re in this situation, what do you do. It’s been 13 years, you have a very excited and devoted fanbase, rumors that the new album was in the works circulated for years, and the hype soared when it was announced. How are you possibly going to be able to live up to the expectations? Well, if you’re Tool, just doing your own thing is more than enough.

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