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Rush's 'Permanent Waves' Endures with Faultless Commercial Complexity

Forty years later, Rush's ability to strike a nearly perfect balance between mainstream invitingness and exclusory complexity is even more evident and remarkable. The progressive rock classic, Permanent Waves, is celebrating its 40th anniversary.

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Trey Anastasio Band Bring Spirit Family Together in the City of Angels

It's Trey Anastasio Band's newer songs that most energize their audience, which a testament to the creative wave that Anastasio has been riding for the past few years.

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Rush Drummer Neil Peart Passes Away at 67

Rush drummer and lyricist Neil Peart, one of the most technically gifted rock musician of his - or any - generation - passed away from brain cancer on 7 January, leaving behind an incredible legacy.

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Ghost Light Shine with Illuminating Rock Power in San Francisco

There are many bands that can catch a groove and watch the lead guitarist wail, but there are few that can deliver innovative collective ensemble playing like Ghost Light.

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The Best Progressive Rock/Metal of 2019

This year in progressive rock and metal found genre mainstays continuing to impress while relative underdogs and newcomers finally seized some of the spotlight.

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Hawkwind Hit a Late-Career High With 'All Aboard the Skylark'

The nostalgia circuit will have to wait a while. Hawkwind have just released an album that borrows from the 1970s, but still sounds relevant in 2019.

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Wilderun's 'Veil of Imagination' Is a Wonderfully Chameleonic Progressive Metal Adventure (album stream) (premiere)

Boston's Wilderun construct an epic combination of folk, classical, metal, and progressive rock on their third LP, Veil of Imagination. Hear it in full before it's release tomorrow.

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Bent Knee's 'You Know What They Mean' Is Another Successful Experiment in Boundary Smashing

Boston art rockers, Bent Knee turn a corner with perhaps their most accomplished album yet in You Know What They Mean.

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Opeth Achieve Gothic Greatness with the Gorgeously Multifaceted 'In Cauda Venenum'

In Cauda Venenum is Opeth's most wicked record of the decade, signifying that their earlier evilness is still wonderfully intact.

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Tool Reclaim Their Crown with Some Caveats on 'Fear Inoculum'

Tool's Fear Inoculum meets nearly every expectation admirers could have and ranks as a worthwhile extension of the band's legacy.

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With 'NOICE' Guitarist/Composer Alexander Noice Offers a Thrilling, Fast-Paced Multi-Genre Experiment

Jazz, art-rock, punk, and synthpop are just a few of the styles Alexander Noice and his exceptionally talented band explore on an album where the energy level never flags.

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'Infest the Rats' Nest' Sees King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard Embrace Their Inner Thrash

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard go full metal to craft a brutal warning against ecological destruction on their 15th studio album, Infest the Rats' Nest.

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The Tea Club's 'If/When' Is a Brilliant Mixture of Folk and Progressive Rock

If/When is stunning, proving yet again why the Tea Club should be celebrated by admirers of any—if not all—of their sundry genre classifications.

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Golden Dawn Arkestra Seeks to Heal With "Mama Se" (premiere + interview)

Golden Dawn Arkestra make their earthly home in Texas. Founder Zapot Mgwai says, "I wanted to talk about how this could be the end for human beings if we don't get our shit together."

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Dirt Poor Robins Revel in Cinematic Fatalistic Glory on "Scarecrows" (premiere)

Kentucky's eclectic Dirt Poor Robins follow their ingenious Raven Locks trilogy with a wonderful lyric video for "Scarecrows".

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Stronger Hooks Prevail with Thank You Scientist's Latest Video, "Swarm" (premiere)

New Jersey progressive rock/jazz fusion septet, Thank You Scientist are as lovably technical, zany, and catchy as ever on this latest single from their upcoming third LP, Terraformer.

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CHON Continue Their Intricate Yet Inviting Instrumental Excellence on Self-Titled Third LP

Fans CHON's previous work—as well as instrumental rock in a broader sense—will surely find plenty to enjoy about Chon. Just don't expect anything especially diverse or daring along the way.

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TheNightTimeProject Proves Mastery of Melodic Progressive Metal Via "Final Light" (premiere)

Fans of Katatonia, Opeth, A Perfect Circle, and Porcupine Tree will enjoy this new video from the upcoming sophomore release by the Swedish progressive metal collective, TheNightTimeProject.

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Gong Continue Their Stellar Revitalized Streak on 'The Universe Also Collapses'

The Universe Also Collapses is another singular victory for psychedelic rock masters Gong, chiefly due to its adventurous scope and cohesive ambition.

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Progressive Instrumentalists Valence Dominate with Creative Complexity on 'Cognitive Dissidents' (album stream)

Valence's new LP, Cognitive Dissidents, is a relentlessly intricate and unpredictable—yet remarkably unified and welcoming—bit of wordless storytelling that will captivate fans of progressive rock.

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Queensrÿche Continues Evolutionary Path With 'The Verdict' (interview)

Seattle progressive metal legends Queensrÿche return with their 15th album and major tour. According to guitarist and co-founder, Michael Wilton, it's all just one more stop on a path the seems to go on forever.

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'Flowers at the Scene' Stands Out Amongst Tim Bowness' Already Impressive Crop of Solo Albums

Following three fine solo LPs, Tim Bowness releases his most sonically diverse album yet with the adventurous Flowers at the Scene.

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JONO Shares Exquisite Artistry and Environmental Awareness on "North" Video (premiere)

Multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Bareford's latest release is as visually and sonically alluring as it is altruistically purposeful.

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Progressive Metal Unit East of the Wall Returns With "Somn 6" (premiere)

East of the Wall's new album arrives 29 March via Translation Loss, and bassist/vocalist Chris Alfano discusses their new song, "Somn 6".

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Dream Theater Balances Consistency and Excitement on 'Distance Over Time'

Dream Theater's Distance Over Time is at its strongest when it feels improvised and energetic—not overly-planned, but rather like the gang holed up in a studio and decided to lay down some tracks.

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RPWL Teases New Album 'Tales From Outer Space' With Video "What I Really Need" (premiere + interview)

German progressive rock veterans RPWL explore the strange and familiar on new science fiction-themed LP that adds further depth to an already staggering discography. Guitarist Kalle Wallner offers further insight.

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Crack the Sky Whipped Up a Long and Tremendous Night at the Ardmore Music Hall

With almost universally relentless showmanship and a relatively unmatched repertoire (compared to their peers), Crack the Sky mesmerized all in attendance from beginning to end.

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Gypsy Chief Goliath Explores "Low Cost of Living High" (premiere)

Ontario-based stoner metal outfit Gypsy Chief Goliath presents the latest single from their upcoming fourth album, Masters of Space and Time.

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Trey Anastasio Sings Out for Something More in the City of Angels

Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio's return to the prestigious Walt Disney Concert Hall on his solo acoustic tour hits all the right notes.

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Track By Track: Thomas Giles (Between the Buried and Me) - 'Don't Touch the Outside'

Between the Buried and Me vocalist Thomas Giles recently released a new solo album and in this video, he takes us through each track.

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The Neal Morse Band Invites You to 'The Great Adventure' (premiere)

Progressive rock titan Neal Morse releases a new album with his band in January, but you can get a preview now.

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The Best Progressive Rock/Metal of 2018

This year provided introspective appreciation for creators and listeners alike for the sights and sounds of progressive music, as well as the more universal yet personal hardships and growths we all face.

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Steven Wilson: Home Invasion Live at the Royal Albert Hall

Recorded during a three-night residency at London's most prestigious music venue, Home Invasion captures everything you need to know about seeing Steven Wilson live.

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Arcadian Child Gets Psychedelic and Groovy on "Twist Your Spirit" (premiere)

Get a taste of the surprising twists and turns that Greece's neo-psychedelic warriors Arcadian Child have to offer on their latest single, "Twist Your Spirit".

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Mark Deutrom Issues Taste of First Solo Album in Nearly Six Years Via "Nothing Out There" (premiere)

Ex-Melvins man Mark Deutrom's new track "Nothing Out There" is a strange, wonderful journey that will please fans of heavy rock, baroque pop, and psychedelic music.

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The Longevity Option: An Interview with Steven Wilson

Home Invasion celebrates Steven Wilson's victory lap after the chart success of 2017's To the Bone. Still, he says, there are more places to plant his flag, mountains to climb.

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