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SONIC BRIEFS: Excellent Prog-Rock Collaborative Albums

The following three albums all have one thing in common: they draw heavily on guest artists and collaborators to form their identity. In all cases, there is one visionary who plants the seed and sets the wheels in motion. In some cases, they’re even the principal songwriter. But it’s the creativity, strength, and diversity of their collaborators that truly form…

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TOUR RECAP: Why SOEN’s Joyfully Melancholic And Gracefully Powerful Live Performances Can Leave You Breathless

It may have taken the multinational prog metal outfit Soen a good twelve years to properly tour the United States, but I’m relieved they didn’t wait that long to return. On the road in support of their most recent album, last year’s “Memorial,” the Swedish/Uruguayan/ British/ Ukrainian outfit recently brought the noise to Austin’s metal homestead Come and Take It…

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VIDEO PREMIERE: MAYSNOW Reveals Music Video For “Another Chance,” Featuring ANATHEMA’s DANIEL CAVANAGH

Italian rockers Maysnow will release their first single “Another Chance” tomorrow (June 5th) via Sleaszy Rider, yet you can watch the premiere of the music video for the song below. The track is the first piece of music from their album “A Dream Within A Dream”, arriving this October. “Another Chance” is a rock ballad that reflects the versatility of the band, combining progressive rock elements in a…