Tag: progressive metal

Riverside at De Boerderij Jun 6, 2017

Another childhood's dream has come true! I've been following the Polish prog band Riverside almost since its birth. Okay, I was in my twenties back then, so strictly speaking it wasn't childhood.

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Oddland, Until Rain, Wolverine at De Boerderij May 7, 2017

It's been for the first time that a support act was as interesting for me as the headliners. At the end of the day, all three participants of The Progressive Aspects Tour proved to be up to par!

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David Maxim Micic, Disperse, Plini at Patronaat Mar 28, 2017

It was the second time that the surprisingly talented young Australian guitarist Plini has visited us here. In the show last year, which I didn't get to post about, he was supporting the djent stars Animals as Leaders.

This time he was himself the headliner, and his support acts were David Maxim Micic and Disperse.

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Ayreonian craze Nov 26, 2016

Five days ago the mighty Arjen Lucassen has announced on his Facebook page two live shows of his Ayreon mega-project, which got the name Ayreon Universe. The shows were scheduled for 15 and 16 September 2017, with the official ticket sale starting on 24 November at 10:00 CET.

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Shadowrise and Myrath at Patronaat Nov 15, 2016

Last Saturday was marked by a show by the prog metal band Myrath from Tunisia (Northern Africa). The venue was the club Patronaat in Haarlem, Netherlands. Myrath is unique not only because of its origin, but also thanks to a magnificent combination of heavy sound and Arabic motives and instruments in their music. Furthermore, they have a belly dancer!

But first things first.

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Sun Caged Farewell Show Jul 17, 2016

I've finally nerved myself to tell you about a sad development for prog lovers.

I first learned about the Dutch prog band Sun Caged when I came to Holland back in 2008. Shortly after I've even seen them playing on Walhalla. I must say I was impressed. But three years later, in 2011, the band has released The Lotus Effect (which also happened to be their last album), I was totally blown away as this was absolutely a masterpiece of progressive metal. I can't even explain why, but I deem this album one of the best rock works ever, and I seem to be able to listen to it endlessly.

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