Psychotic Waltz exited the Metal scene in 1997, right after having released the ‘Bleeding’ album. Some live shows that started in 2011 were a signal of some activities at the Psychotic Waltz camp, but a new album was still far out of sight. Songwriting for the new album though started in this period and it took another 7 years to finish off what began in 2012. Being at a different location, with Devon Graves living in Europe, made the process at least not easier with a lot of data traffic between the band members as a consequence, but they managed. Having had the chance to listen to the new album ‘The God-Shaped Void’ clearly shows that every minute spent for the new album during the last 7 years was worth the investment. ‘The God-Shaped Void’ is for sure a highlight in 2020 and an unofficial nominee for the 2020 year polls.
It’s a rallying call to “we the people” telling us that we’re not so different from one another and we need to stop letting those engorged with power dictate how we live our lives.
I opened myself to doing things that I wasn’t allowed to do for most of my career for insecurity reasons or feeling that it won’t be accepted. I had to break down the bias I built up in my own mind; the creative floodgates opened quickly
It’s very easy just to say “this band is striving to be a Progressive Metal band,” when in actual reality they’re probably just making the music that pops into their head while writing and recording. I feel like Good Tiger is that type of band.
When you think of the Irish Rock Scene, you will probably think of U2, The Cranberries; just to name a few. Very rarely will you associate Ireland with the Progressive genre. However, with a band such as Sectile, you will happily discover that the Progressive scene on the Emerald Isle is alive and well
When it comes to prog rock, the resume this supergroup brings to the table can’t be equaled in any manner. The members are from bands all across the spectrum of prog rock
Sometimes bad news can turn into good news. Last year at Prog-Power XVII when the bands were announced for the following year, one of them was the band Sunburst.
It’s been an incredible career we have had. To have the 18th album and for it to be this strong is pretty unheard of.
Wading through a sea of new bands there are few that have made as positive impact on me as A Sound of Thunder. My first exposure was when I saw them opening for my very first Raven show. I was already pretty amped for the show because as a lifelong Raven fan to finally be able to see them was a dream come true. Typically under these circumstances I don’t care who is opening, but ASoT made such an impact on me with their songs and delivery I was blown away.