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
Interview: Trevor de Brauw from Pelican

Ahead of their first Australian tour in six years, I caught up with Pelican's guitarist Trevor de Brauw to chat about their changed approach to the band & life in general. Aspiring touring musicians, this is one you might be particularly interested in this one. Hi Trevor, nice to speak ...

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By Michael Solo| News

Here at OzProg we have all kinds of colourful contributors and without a doubt, one of the most charismatic is 'Dirty Big Bilky.' I interviewed the man recently to get his thoughts on the new Dream Theater & Karnivool albums which dropped last year, as well as a bunch of other wide-ranging to ...

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By Michael Solo| Album Reviews, News
Interview: Dylan Carlson from Earth

Dylan Carlson is bringing Earth back to Australia for the first time since 2012. Playing at Hobart's Dark Mofo Festival along with a series of headline dates presented by life is noise, the man spent a few minutes with us to chat broadly about Australia and his career in music. OzProg: Hey Dyl ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Troldhaugen join Bird’s Robe Records & announce European tour with Alestorm

Wollongong prog-folk-metal outfit TROLDHAUGEN have joined with Sydney-based label Bird’s Robe Records for the release of their second album ‘Obskure Anekdotez for Maniakal Massez.’ They have also announced an extensive European tour, supporting pirate-metal giants ALESTORM on their massi ...

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By Michael Solo| News

The support acts for Earth’s upcoming Australia tour in June have been announced. In Brisbane, you can feast your ears on the hypno-blues of Dreamtime and the dark sludge of A Savage God - made up of No Anchor’s Alex Gillies and cast of some of Brisbane's finest. In Perth, Racha ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Listen: new sleepmakeswaves track ‘Something Like Avalanches’

Sydney post-rock legends sleepmakeswaves have released the first taste of their new album 'Love of Cartography' in the form of an electronic-rock epic called 'Something Like Avalanches'. In a bit of a coup for the local progressive scene, it's been picked up for triple j rotation. You can l ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Interview: Tony Levin from The Crimson Projekct

SO in one of the more unlikely moments of my prog-loving life, I got to interview the legendary TONY LEVIN (of King Crimson, The Stickmen, Liquid Tension Experiment, Peter Gabriel etc etc etc) ahead of his Australian tour with The CRIMSON PROJEKCT this June. For all you readers who submitte ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Interview: Christopher de Cinque from Closure in Moscow

Ahead of the release of Closure in Moscow's second album 'Pink Lemonade' due out this Friday May 9th, I caught up with their singer Chris to chat about making the album, what took them so long (it's been 5 years since 'First Temple') & of course, pink lemonade. Based in Melbourne but ha ...

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By Michael Solo| News
Interview: Brian Cook from Russian Circles

Ahead of their Australian tour, I had a chat with RUSSIAN CIRCLES' bassist Brian Cook, to discuss tour life, their ambitions and Coheed & Cambria. Russian Circles have earned a loyal following around the world for their uncompromising attitude towards making music. Backed by the formidable ...

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By Michael Solo| News