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Tim Bowness on Exploring (and Avoiding) the ‘Ghost Light’

Tim Bowness is putting out some of the most inspired music of his career. But on his new solo album, he tells the story of a musician "locked into one point in history".

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3 Feb 2017 // 11:44 AM

Opeth - “Era” (Singles Going Steady)

Opeth's "Era" is as precise and pristine as a classical cantata without the pretensions.

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Rush: 2112 (40th Anniversary Super Deluxe)

Rush's 2112 is reissued with bonus material and powerful reminders of the trio's full prowess.

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In Celebration of Life: An Interview with Nosound’s Giancarlo Erra / “Scintilla” (video) (premiere)

Nosound mastermind Giancarlo Erra offers an insightful and honest look into the making of Scintilla, among other things.

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The Similitude of Dreams: A Conversation With Neal Morse

American prog rock icon Neal Morse delves into the creation of his newest opus, The Similitude of a Dream.

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Crippled Black Phoenix - “Scared and Alone” (video) (premiere)

Crippled Black Phoenix releases new video for "Scared and Alone", a key track from the Bronze LP.

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Hawkwind: The Charisma Years 1976-1979

The Charisma Years captures a band constantly on the verge of transition, willing to explore more commercial-leaning avenues without fully sacrificing their underground bona fides.

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Archive: The False Foundation

Despite some exciting and vital moments, The False Foundation struggles to cohere into a cogent statement befitting of a legitimately scary political moment.

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The Best Progressive Rock and Metal of 2016

The following ten albums rightly outshine the competition and best represent what made 2016 such a diverse and phenomenal year in progressive music.

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Steve Vai Brings Passion and Warfare to the Fillmore

The album cover features a quintet of fairies flying around Vai, suggesting a shamanic ability to traverse alternate dimensions. The album does exactly that, with Vai exploring bold sonic territory in a compelling manner.

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Opeth’s Fake Nikki Sixx: An Interview with Mikael Akerfeldt

Opeth frontman Mikael Akerfeldt opens up about Opeth's 25 year career, the band's new album Sorceress, and his desire to score a Meryl Streep film one day.

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Crippled Black Phoenix - “Winning a Losing Battle” (premiere) + Interview

Hear the latest from heavy prog act Crippled Black Phoenix.

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27 Sep 2016 // 1:30 AM

Opeth: Sorceress

This third entry in Opeth's newest phase doesn't quite match Pale Communion, but it's still a wonderfully multifaceted journey.

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Mouth of the Architect - “Fever Dream” (premiere) + Interview

Hear "Fever Dream" from the upcoming Mouth of the Architect LP, Path of Eight, releasing October 7, as the band takes us through the album in this exclusive interview.

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The Dear Hunter: Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional

While it feels a bit too much like Act IV, Part II at times, Act V is still another magnum opus.

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7 Sep 2016 // 1:15 AM

Mike Keneally: Scambot 2

The most brilliant multi-instrumentalist you’ve never heard of releases a stunning new album that sounds like a rock opera co-written by Thomas Pynchon and Kurt Vonnegut.

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15 Aug 2016 // 1:30 AM

Retrofuturism in French Electronic Music

A new collection provides powerful examples of French ambivalent modernity; at once futuristic, optimistic, erotic, humorous, restless, and apocalyptic.

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Phil Collins: No Jacket Required / ...But Seriously / Testify / Going Back

Featuring No Jacket Required, ...But Seriously, Testify, and Going Back, this set doesn't hold up nearly as strongly as one would expect (yes, even counting Jacket).

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The Pineapple Thief: Your Wilderness

Your Wilderness finds the Pineapple Thief refining its sound and bringing a much-needed cohesion to their brand of accessible prog.

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8 Aug 2016 // 6:42 AM

Dark Suns: Everchild

Touches of pop, avant-garde, and Euro-jazz rub shoulders on latest from formerly metal-driven unit.

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The Moving Pixels Podcast Explores 'This Is the Police'

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"This week we take a look at the themes and politics of This Is the Police.

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