Novena
Prog Metal

NOVENA release new video for “Sail Away”

Two months ago, NOVENA released their incredible debut album “Eleventh Hour”, which has melted with my player since then. The mix of styles is mind-blowing, but everything is in a natural flow. There are countless musical and emotional turns, it’s beautiful, brutal and overwhelming at the same time. […]

Progmetal band Altesia
Prog Metal

French proggers ALTESIA release band playthrough for “The Confined Child”

A while ago, I came across ALTESIA thanks to a recommendation on Twitter and got infected by their music. “Paragon Circus” (released in December 2019) is their debut album and a great listening pleasure. Now, they’ve published a band playthrough video. Each musician recorded his part at home due to the current well-known situation, that also caused the renaming of the song: Originally “The Prison Child”, now “The Confined Child”. […]

Redemtion sign with AFM Records
Prog Metal

REDEMPTION sign with AFM Records

Highly-acclaimed progmetal act REDEMPTION got a lot of well-deserved attention for their recent album “Long Night’s Journey Into Day” (2018). It is the first album to feature Tom S. Englund on vocals (charismatic frontman of Swedish dark melodic metal band Evergrey). Led by guitarist Nick van Dyk, the band has established a strong name for itself through its musicianship and live performances since the release of their same-named debut album in 2003. […]

Doom metal

Interview: Jonas from Katatonia

2020 has been a great year so far in terms of new releases from legacy bands, and now everyone is very excited about the brand new Katatonia album City Burials. It is released on the 24th of April via Peaceville Records. I had the incredible fortune to speak to Jonas the frontman of the band via Skype which has been transcribed below for your reading pleasure. It also includes a fan Q&A I did with Jonas where he answered YOUR questions. The audio version of this will be available on the podcast next week. We talked a lot about the album, lyrics, writing process and fans asks a variety of questions from collabs and online concerts to highly specific ones about certain songs. So there’s a lot to enjoy and learn here. […]