This is an exciting day for Progarchy. We just hit 1 million all-time site views! Not bad for a simple blog-format music review website dedicated primarily to the obscure genres of progressive rock and progressive metal (and occasionally a few other genres).
For those who don’t know, Progarchy was founded in the fall of 2012 by Brad Birzer, Kevin McCormick, C.S. Morrissey, and Carl E. Olson. I joined about a year later, but from what I’ve heard the site started out of some conversations between the aforementioned about wanting a platform for writing about and promoting their favorite genre of music – and particularly the band Big Big Train. Anyone who has been around here knows that Big Big Train and Rush have been two of the main topics discussed here, but of course we cover so much more than that.
I want to thank every writer who has contributed to this site over the years. You’ve made Progarchy what it is. One of the things I’ve always appreciated about this website is the personal style of writing. There are plenty of great review websites that’ll give you a solid review of an album or band, but Progarchy reviews tend to reflect the emotion and spirit of the authors in a way that I haven’t seen at other websites.
I’d also like to thank all of the bands, record labels, and promoters who have sent us music to review and set up interviews over the years. And no one has been more supportive than the mighty Roie Avin. Thank you also to the bands for making such beautiful music and giving us something to write about. Without you the world would be a much duller place. You give us a respite in increasingly dark times.
Of course the biggest thanks of all goes to you, our readers. All of what we do here would be rather pointless without you. We hope you stick around for years to come.