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Rock/metal band from Bratislava, Slovakia, formed in 2004. All the members are more or less involved in other musical activities,which is the main reason why studio releases and live performances of the band have been occasional. However, after the 2006 debut release, power metal driven “Over the Drowning Water” Castaway launched their second effort “Choices & Patterns” in October 2013. Continue reading


Fusion Orchestra 2

FUSION ORCHESTRA 2 is the second incarnation of critically acclaimed progressive rock band Fusion Orchestra, whose EMI album Skeleton In Armouris still much sought after in its original vinyl form.*

Fusion Orchestra built a strong and dedicated following mostly thanks to the band’s musicianship, ambitious musical works and exciting stage act. The fact that they toured constantly and gigged throughout the length and breadth of the country carried their music to a huge audience during almost six years the band was together.

The music of Fusion Orchestra 2, which was co-formed by original Fusion Orchestra guitarist and founder member Colin Dawson, and keyboard player Ben Bell, incorporates elements of rock, jazz and many other styles.

Col and Ben spent a great deal of time finding the right vocalist and rhythm section to do justice to the original material and bring fresh creative flair to the mix, and are happy to have the remarkable Elsie Lovelock on lead vocal, Shemeck Fraczek on basses, and Seex Dyer on drums.

Launching from the critically acclaimed material of the EMI album Skeleton In Armour, the band’s 2013 release Casting Shadows continues the tradition of rock that is progressive without being pretentious; Casting Shadows features epic, multi-part compositions with soaring vocals, complex musical interplay, and even a dash of lunacy.

*Skeleton In Armourwas re-released by EMI in 2009 for digital download and is available from online music retailers such as iTunes and Amazon.




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Using a method entirely of their own conception, Oneironaut takes bits and pieces of musical histories past to create a new sound that is best described as a complex type of loop-centric rhythm based ambient music. “Occult Fascination” has a plethora of instruments used, from electric guitars to 4-string Irish tenor banjo and also includes a wide range of genre influenced riffs, from Progressive and Death Metal to Jazz, Bluegrass, Funk, and Folk; illustrating Oneironaut’s unique playing style and exceptional musicianship.



Obsidian Key

Obsidian Key is a progressive rock metal music band project that was formed in Brighton, UK during January 2010 by guitarist Sonic V.

Obsidian Key music style is Progressive Rock (but a better definition would be “free rock”) with a wide range of sonorities that goes from heavy metal tracks till almost pop ballads with sophisticated time signatures and elegant melodies enriched by interesting and deep lyrics. Continue reading

Dying Passion on Progstravaganza compilation

Dying Passion

Dying passion’s identification sign is the alto of the singer Zuzana Jelinkova and the combination of melodious procedures, pressing guitars and penetrating keys. The musicians on their fifth album “Absorb” erased a little of optimism and added psychedelic. “Zuzka made her best, we had never see her submerged into the production and harassed” the group says…






The Mad Drummer

The Mad Drummer is the low-budget (musicians are poor bro) solo project of Cape Town based drummer Mandisi Nkomo. Given the harsh nature of the South African live music scene, the slight oddness of the music, and minor Omar Rodriguez-Lopez syndrome (the idiotically insane need to be in control of everything), Mandisi decided to go the Trent Reznor route: releasing some music before actually forming a fully-fledged ‘live’ band. Continue reading


Luna Achiary

Luna Achiary (born 24 September 1989) is an Italian-French musician, singer and songwriter.

Her musical knowledge derives from her mother, a jazz singer and vocal coach, and her father, a tenor. Thanks to this musical training and background, also from following her parents in touch with stages and recording studios all the time, Luna has developed an attuned ear since extremely young age, which allows her to write in a unique and honest style. She writes mainly on guitar and piano, playing other instruments as and where required. Continue reading


Seconds Before Landing

Seconds Before Landing, the ambient rock collective formed by composer and musician John Crispino, has released his first full-length album. The 14-track concept album, entitled The Great Deception, features original music from Crispino, as well as a number of guest talents from notable musical followings. Continue reading

Vermilion group


Vermilion was formed in 2009 when guitarist Timmy Segers and keyboardist Michael Penson met and discovered they shared an interest in progressive music, mainly Dream Theater, Meshuggah,… Drummer Tom Vansteenkiste soon answered an ad for an extra bandmember and Stef Exelmans joined on bass soon afterward. The band has since gone through a long evolution (mainly, becoming an instrumental band and recruiting a new member on bass, Tom Everaert) but is now here to present its music to you. They released their first EP in october 2012. Vermilion plays a unique brand of instrumental progressive metal/djent that incorporates odd time signatures and a wide range of influences including jazz and fusion.