Joe Branton, bassist and designated mic-duty guy of London/Brighton instrumental proggers Poly-Math talks standard Fripp tuning, the very broad church of prog and of course “Zenith”, Poly-Math’s brand new album, out Nov. 18 on Nice Weather For Airstrikes!Read More
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Avandra Mastermind Christian Ayala called from Puerto Rico shortly before boarding the plane to ProgPower Europe to talk about power blackouts after hurricanes, the new album “Prodigal” coming in November and more upcoming Avandra plans.Read More
Danish prog newcomers Feather Mountain return with a very personal sophomore album in the form of “To Exit A Maelstrom”. We talked to vocalist Mikkel Lohmann and drummer Andreas Dahl-Blumenberg about increasing the heaviness and why they don’t play Bossa Nova.Read More
Population Three in Porcupine Tree land: Richard Barbieri on Closure/Continuation, sound design and attention spans
One last Progtalks episode before our summer break: Porcupine Tree’s Richard Barbieri talks about different approaches to composing, sound design and of course the most anticipated album of the year in the Prog world: “Closure/Continuation”.Read More
The High Castle Teleorkestra is hatching: Tim Smolens & Chris Bogen talk “The Egg That Never Opened”!
Tim Smolens & Chris Bogen, the driving duo behind the newly founded High Castle Teleorkestra, talk about the creation of “The Egg That Never Opened”, the first part of a planned trilogy based on Philip K. Dick’s novel “Radio Free Albemuth”.Read More
The Aristocrats drumming powerhouse and resident master of polyrhythmic insanity, Marco Minnemann, talks about their newest album with the Primuz Chamber Orchestra, his other main projects and more on this new Progtalks episode.Read More
French accordionist Charles Kieny told us everything about the debut album of his new Gregorian Jazz Metal project Ckraft, their debut album “Epic Discordant Vision” and how to properly modify your accordion.Read More
After keeping busy with other projects such as Abnormal Thought Patterns, Cynthesis or A Dying Planet for well over a decade, master shredder Jasun Tipton returns to his riff heavy roots in Zero Hour, presenting a strong reunion album with “Agenda 21!Read More
Teddie Burton, drummer of French avantgarde prog punkers !GeRald! talked to us about his love for everything that makes noise, the rare infusion of a punk ethos into proggy music and the making of their debut album “The Lost Tapes”.Read More
¾ of UK Newcomers Giant Walker joined the Progtalks today to reveal the origin of the band name, their primary influences and how important it is to have music that gets you through hard times. Their debut album “All In Good Time” is out on Friday, May 13.Read More
Pure Reason Revolution guitarists/vocalists Jon Courtney and Greg Jong called from Berlin and Portland/Oregon respectively to talk about the European tour with Gazpacho they just finished, the new PRR album “Above Cirrus” and more…Read More
Norway’s Delvoid take their time with their studio albums. So we took some time to talk with vocalist Alex Delver about their third full length offering, “Swarmlife”, vocal influences and of course the meaning behind the band name.Read More
Songwriter John Boegehold keeps churning out the music with Pattern-Seeking Animals. Their third album “Only Passing Through” is out since April 1st, so we called him up to talk about his influences, the perfect album length and a bit of prog history.Read More
French disney djent phenomenon Soledad is back as a full band 3 years after “Catharsis”. Bandleader Lola Damblant-Soler and producer Lucas de la Rosa talk about the new album “XIII”, their favourite classical composers and more.Read More
One week before the 2nd edition of the Prognosis Festival will finally go down, we rang up Paul van Berlo (Loudnoise) to talk about the challenges they had to face as well as plans for the future of Prognosis. See you April 15/16 in Eindhoven!Read More
“We are the statement”: Alyson & Max from Flummox on Rephlummoxed and being trans icons in the metal community
Alyson Blake Dellinger & Max Mobarry from Tennesseean genrefluid metal gang Flummox talk about their “heavy, queer sounds for the strange & nocturnal”, how they reworked old songs into what would become “Rephlummoxed” and how simply being a transfem frontperson will automatically make you an icon.Read More
From a solo project to a collaborative effort: Road to Square One – Aquae Furtivae’s debut album is ready!
Iago Franco Gonzalez and Lucas de la Rosa from Berlin based international prog metal project Aquae Furtivae tell us everything about the debut album “Road to Square One” on this new episode of the Progtalks.Read More
A Truman Show on planetary level: PreHistoric Animals’ The Magical Mystery Machine continues with Chapter 2!
Stefan Altzar of Swedish Prog Rockers PreHistoric Animals talks about his love for It Bites, the importance of humour in music and of course their brand new album “The Magical Mystery Machine – Chapter Two”.Read More
You have to diversify yourself if you’re working in the music business: Karcius’ Sylvain Auclair on their new album “Grey White Silver Yellow and Gold” and surviving the pandemic as a full-time musician.Read More
Maintaining balance, the human element and allowing movement to work: how Playgrounded’s The death of Death was made
Guitarist Michael Kotsirakis and keyboardist Orestis Zafeiriou from Greek post-proggers Playgrounded talk about the production of their massive new album “The death of Death”, out on March 18 through Pelagic Records.Read More
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