Purple Flower Progressive Hour Special Show! Interviews with Colin Edwin, Adrian Belew & LizZard!

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Interviews with Colin Edwin, Adrian Belew & Lizzard! Continue reading

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Iris Discovers: Russian Industrial Cyber Metal

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Why stick to ‘prog’ music while there are so many other genres to discover? Of course, what is prog nowadays anyway, and sometimes I like to hear what other genres have to offer.

Today’s genre: Russian Industrial Cyber Metal! Continue reading

Maiden UniteD, Live At The Boerderij Zoetermeer, 19 December 2015

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Maiden UniteD are an acoustic tribute to the band Iron Maiden. When I reviewed their latest album Remembrance I was really impressed how this band turned the powerful metal tracks into lovely acoustic songs. This would be the first time I would see this band live. I didn’t know what to expect and how this band would perform live on stage. The back of the stage was nicely decorated with big banners and the stage itself was filled with instruments and amplifiers. When the band entered the stage they started with the track Strange World, a great track. After playing the track Charlotte The Harlot Damian Wilson introduced the band in short to the audience. Jonas Pap and Camilla van der Kooij were only on stage when they had to play. Continue reading

HeKz + Lonely Robot Live At The Boerderij, Zoetermeer, 4 December 2015

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(NOTE: This is a short concert review)

A duo gig with two fantastic bands, HeKz and Lonely Robot. I’ve never seen both bands perform live before (ok, it isn’t unusual for Lonely Robot because this was their first tour of course). I was very curious and looking forward to both bands. I interviewed the lovely blokes from HeKz after their performance (you can listen to the interview here). Continue reading

Operation: Mindcrime, Live At 013 Tilburg, 27 November 2015

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I know the band Queensrÿche for quite some years, sadly I never had the chance to see the band live. Geoff Tate, the former singer of Queensrÿche, was going to play the band’s well known album Operation: Mindcrime in its entirety at 013 in Tilburg. Since Geoff isn’t the current singer of Queenrÿche anymore he made his own band, carrying the same name as the mentioned album. Geoff surrounded himself with wonderful musicians for which some are very well known; Kelly Gray (Queensrÿche/Slave Of The System) on guitars, John Moyer (Disturbed) on bass guitar, Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio) on drums, Randy Gane on Keyboards and Scott Moughton on guitars. Continue reading

Rite Of Passage – Angels And Demons (2014)

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Rite of Passage are an American progressive metal/rock band, based in Metro Detroit. Angels And Demons is their debut album. It is a concept album divided in three phases. The first phase is Separation, second phase is Transition and third phase is called Reincorporation. Continue reading