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
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