Metal Mondays: Iran’s Atravan – “The Grey Line”

Atravan, The Grey Line, 2021Tracks: The Pendulum (2:35), The Perfect Stranger (6:45), My Wrecked House (6:05), Vertigo (5:09), Dancing on a Wire (6:01), The Grey Line (9:12), Uncertain Future (3:35)Line-up:Masoud Alishahi – VocalsShayan Dianati – GuitarsArwin Iranpour – BassMarjan Modarres – Piano, KeyboardsShahin Fadaei – DrumsPedram Niknafs – backing vocals (tracks 2, 4)  There’s a first time …

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Metal Mondays: Lucid Planet’s “II”

Lucid Planet, II, November 2020Tracks: Anamnesis (12:25), Entrancement (5:33), Organic Hard Drive (9:39), Offer (4:15), On The Way (9:38), Digital Ritual (4:57), Face The Sun (11:49), Zenith (9:56) Perhaps I’m going out on a limb in calling Lucid Planet’s new album “metal,” but I’ve always had a pretty broad understanding of what metal can include. …

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Metal Mondays: Vultress’ “Hypnopompia”

Vultress, Hypnopompia, 2020Tracks: 1. Hypnopompia (0:35), 2. Cmdr Hall and wherewithal (4:56), 3. Tether (5:57), 4. Fall Into Then (4:13), 5. L’appel Du Vide (5:07), 6. New Sun (9:51) It isn’t everyday that I get to feature a band from America’s great Midwest – much less a prog metal band from the Midwest. They hail …

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Metal Mondays: Remembering Where it all Started with Dream Theater

It has been a while since we have done a “Metal Mondays” here at Progarchy, and it has been even longer since I can remember reading anything online about Dream Theater’s first album, “When Dream and Day Unite.” Due to the absence of singer James LaBrie, this album is usually overlooked and forgotten by all …

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Metal Mondays: Sons of Apollo Bring the Heat

Mike Portnoy’s  new supergroup, Sons of Apollo, is the prog metal bombast we have been waiting from the legendary drummer ever since he left Dream Theater. While DT have struggled to define their sound moving forward, Portnoy has dabbled in seemingly disparate genres in an endless number of bands (all of them admittedly amazing). Sons …

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Metal Mondays: Nikki Stringfield — “As Chaos Consumes” @nikki_shreds

Happy Monday, metal heads. Guess what? Nikki Stringield, of Iron Maidens fame, has released a totally shredtastic single. You can buy it on iTunes today. Also, check out the sweet guitar she’s playing in the promotional video. Rock on, Nikki. Can’t wait to hear a whole epic album from you someday. I think we’re all …

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Metal Mondays: Testament Announce New Album

Ok, so I’m a little late with this news, but I just saw that the San Francisco Bay area thrash legends, Testament, recently announced the release of a new forthcoming album. The Brotherhood of the Snake will be released via Nuclear Blast on October 28, 2016. I really enjoyed their last album, 2012’s Dark Roots of the Earth. …

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