Well, well...mysteries àre of this world, 'cause here's yet another relatively well-known Canadian Progressive Rock act (selling 1.6 million albums worldwide and achieving a #1 hit on the Canadian singles charts with “Heaven Coming Down” in 1999) on with no less than now 12 albums (among which a compilation and a live album, but also 8 releases through EMI Music Canada) to their name...and I'd never come across any of the trio's music! Until now, that is...but looking at the band's history, the latter two albums just might never have happened!
Anyone even slightly interested in Progressive Rock would find it difficult to get around the band Marillion, which in fact is the most successful act to have emerged from Britain's 1980s Neo-Prog Rock scene. Marillion's guitarist, Steve Rothery, happens to be the band's longest running member, having joined in 1979 at the age of 23, when they were still called Silmarillion.
If there's one thing those with a somewhat broader taste for music will agree upon, it's that Neal Morse is quite a personality in the Progressive Rock world.
Nightingale is a progressive rock/metal band from Örebro in Sweden. Nightingale began in 1995 as a sole goth rock project of Dan Swanö, designed to explore his brief fascination with the genre, also evident on Edge of Sanity tracks such as “Sacrificed”. On October 19,2014, Nightingale released their latest studio album entitled “Retribution”. The album contains ten songs which reflect the hardrock/prog side of Swanö very good.
When introducing North West English singer (and occasional guitarist) Tim Bowness, labels have a tendency of placing his most noteworthy accomplishments in the first place...but I'm a bit of a weirdo, so I'll do things differently (besides, it fits into the flow of this article anyway)!
You know, I would've sworn I'd had to review a Transatlantic album before, but a short check proved me wrong in that respect. Of course, I hàve come across bands of the individual members.
John Wesley, also known as Wes Dearth, is an American singer, songwriter and guitar player. His career began in the early 1980s. Played many time as opening act for Peter Frampton / Lynyrd Skynyrd / Marrillion’s tour. He played with Marillion as their live guitarist and joined them in their European tour in May 2013.
Just turned 64 years of age this February 12th of 2014, guitarist Steve Hackett is anything but an unwritten page in music history.
Incuria is an Canadian theatrical hard-rock band based in Vancouver, BC. Playing a blend of hard rock, prog and metal instrumentals with high vocals. Members are Phil Gardner (Drums), Kyle Gruninger (Vocals), Jim McLaren (Keys) ,Jono Olson (Bass) and Royce Whittaker (Guitar). They started the group in 2009 an this is their first
The Flower Kings is a Swedish band formed in 1995 around guitarist Roine Stolt and keyboard player Tomas Bodin. Their music is progressive rock on some other albums “Unfold the Futur” can hear some jazz influence.