Live review: Anathema + Anubis @ Metro Theatre, Sydney – 22 August 2014

Live review: Anathema + Anubis @ Metro Theatre, Sydney – 22 August 2014 When I arrived at the Metro Theatre I immediately kicked myself for not checking the set times – Sydney support act Anubis were already well into their set. I had eagerly anticipated seeing the hometown prog heroes per ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| Live Reviews, News
Ne Obliviscaris announce new album and Australian tour

We are pumped for this - plus Canadian outfit BEYOND CREATION are along for the ride. Here's the full presser below: Melbourne's progressive wizards Ne Obliviscaris will release their new album CITADEL on November 7th and will be taking it to their fans across the nation later that same mon ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Review: ‘What Kind Of Creature Am I?’ by Toehider

Accompanied by the incredible artwork of illustrator and long-time collaborator Andrew Saltmarsh, Mike Mills displays his impressive vocal range from top to bottom on this record, which includes nods to the Toehider story, his recent participation on Arjen Lucassen’s Ayreon project and of cours ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| Album Reviews, News
Live review: sleepmakeswaves + Breaking Orbit + Teal @ Manning Bar, Sydney – 16 August 2014

sleepmakeswaves + Breaking Orbit + Teal @ Manning Bar, Sydney – 16 August 2014 It’s been just over three years since sleepmakeswaves last launched an album in Sydney and back then I remember all too well the heavens opening, drenching the city and its punters thoroughly, as we all crammed ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| Live Reviews, News
Progfest 2014 compilation CD announced

Below is the track list for this years compilation which is available for FREE at the door of all Progfest 2014 shows! We have 28 bands from across Australia featured across 2 CD's and a couple of fantastic internationals thrown in as well. This years edition is undoubtedly a shining display of s ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Dream Theater are coming to Australia in October

If you're reading this, do I even need to say anything else? Nope. DREAM THEATER - AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES Wednesday October 29 - The Palais, Melbourne Thursday October 30 - The Big Top, Sydney 'An Evening With Dream Theater’  Exclusive Pre-Sale from 9.00am Monday 18th August General Ticke ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Progfest 2014 national tour and lineup announcement

PROGFEST is back in 2014 and this year our national headliner is the quirky prog outfit CLOSURE IN MOSCOW! I've been a massive fan of the band ever since seeing them open for Coheed & Cambria back in 2008 - and whilst they've shifted gears with a new sound for this year's 'Pink Lemonade' a ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Live review: The Crimson Projekct @ The Hi Fi, Melbourne – 26 June 2014

We sent one of our honorary prog writers MIKE MILLS of Toehider along to check out The Crimson Projekct in Melbourne. Here's his take on the progressive rock masters: One of the great things about progressive rock (and all that tag has come to encompass), is that it is cross-generational. Fro ...

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By Michael Solo| Live Reviews, News
Live review: Anubis + Toehider + Pirate @ The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney – 25 July 2014

Live Review: Anubis + Toehider + Pirate @ The Bald Faced Stag, Sydney – 25 July 2014 It’s mid-winter, Sydney is cold and on a Friday, traffic is bad. But for 120 or so punters in need of an epic showcase of progressive rock, that was no obstacle to attending this double album launch for An ...

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By Krystal Brinkley| Live Reviews, News
Live review: The Crimson Projekct @ The Hi Fi, Sydney – 27 June 2014

We sent one of our honorary writers LAURENCE ROSIER STAINES down to check out The Crimson Projekct in Sydney in June - here's what went down: I'd like to begin this review by politely sending anyone unfamiliar with King Crimson (and exactly what they mean for progressive rock) to the albums Di ...

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By Michael Solo| Live Reviews, News