Einherjer – North Star album review by Bernard Romero

Einherjer – North Star It’s easy to lose track of a band when you’re younger, don’t have much money, and didn’t have all of these streaming services to keep you in tune to what they’re up to (or even how to pronounce their name), but that’s what happened with me and Einherjer, pronounced Ayne-hare-yar…I think […]

Liquid Tension Experiment – LT3 | Album Review by Bernard Romero

There are two types of Dream Theater fans: those who dig the prog side more and those who dig the metal side more. I was the latter of the two which is partially why Liquid Tension Experiment was almost off my radar. After purchasing almost every single side project by every single member of the […]

Martin Lopez of Soen chimes in on new album Imperial

Soen seems like an unstoppable force in the prog metal realm these days. Since their inception in 2010, they have consistently outdone themselves in every album. This time it’s no different: January 29th brought to light the band’s new effort, “Imperial”, a step above its predecessor, 2018’s “Lotus”.  Martin Lopez (drums), Joel Ekelöf (vocals), Lars Åhlund […]

Toehider to release latest album ‘I Like It’ on 2LP/CD SET on April 2nd, 2021

Melbourne’s eclectic duo known as TOEHIDER are pleased to announce their latest album ‘I LIKE IT’ which will be released as a 2LP/CD SET on April 2nd, 2021.    The collaborative project between singer/multi-instrumentalist MIKE MILLS & graphic designer ANDREW SALTMARSH is the 4th full length studio album and 20th overall release (after a series of 12 EPs in […]

Heyoka’s Mirror – “The Uninvited King” Album Review by Samantha Buckman

Heyoka’s Mirror – “The Uninvited King” Album Review An expansive scope within a genre of endless possibility. An amalgamation of vocal styles accentuated by eclectic instrumental character. A debut album which promises a bold undertaking both in concept and execution. Together, these elements could very well make a recipe for disaster. But when placed in […]

Omega Continues Epica’s Legacy as Legendary Giants of Symphonic Metal

There is a reason Epica continues to be one of the pillars of the symphonic metal subgenre—they simply write really good songs and perform them flawlessly.  Omega, the band’s seventh studio album, continues that trend.  Epica has always been a band of contrasts.  Instrumentally, they mix heavy riffs with melodic orchestration.  And of course, vocally, […]

JOEL HOEKSTRA’s 13 – Running Games | Album Review by Bill Feltovic

Joel Hoekstra is, for many people, “that guy”. Who is “that guy” in the Night Ranger video playing with Brad Gillis? Who is “that guy” playing in Whitesnake now? Who is “that guy” at the Trans-Siberian Orchestra concerts?   For those familiar with those projects, the impression left is one of admiration for his guitar playing talent, but not […]

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT – Release video for first single “The Passage of Time”

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, the legendary supergroup comprised of Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, Sons of Apollo), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), and Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel) recently announced their return with a new album titled ‘LTE3’, due to be released March 26th, 2021 via InsideOutMusic, twenty-two years after the bands’ last studio […]