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We’ve written a lot about Intronaut over the past couple weeks, and why wouldn’t we? They’re one of the best progressive metal bands on the scene today, and we are chomping at the bit to hear their new album. They’ve been hard at work writing new tunes which they’re currently laying down to tape in the studio , and lucky for us, they played one of those new songs on Monday night at the House of Blues in Anaheim opening for Meshuggah. Surprisingly good fan-filmed footage of the song can be viewed after the jump, and hold onto your pants, because it rules.

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Native Construct – Quiet World


While concept albums are almost a staple of progressive metal, most bands only commit to that idea lyrically and not musically. It used to be more common in the older days of the genre with bands like Dream Theater and Pain of Salvation, but it’s admittedly difficult to write music that can be developed over the course of an entire album as a single piece. Enter Native Construct, a group of students from the Berklee College of music (just like Dream Theater). Spearheaded by guitarist Myles Yang, Quiet World is their debut, and it manages to not only have great individual tracks, but those tracks also come together and flow with each other with masterful ease. Spanning many genres, boasting a style of composition both classical and metal, Quiet World is an instant prog metal classic.

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Symphony X

The long-awaited and heavily chronicled news from Symphony X is finally here. The masters of power-prog, around since the late 90’s, are delivering a new album later this year, and the time has come for several announcements relating to the album to be made. View Full Article »

Rejoice, fellow mortals! The progressive masters at Between the Buried and Me have deigned the hour appropriate for the release of the first track from the upcoming album, ‘Memory Palace’. Coma Ecliptic is due on July 7th and this is our first taste of the new direction the band has been promising.

So, it is with great fear and trepidation that I clicked play on this track and I have to tell you this: every single expectation I had has been shattered and exceeded. Simply put, this track is amazing from first second to last. Head on over the jump right now to listen to it for yourself.

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In metal, one of the biggest problems is reaching a new demographic. Can you believe that people are averse to smelly guys screaming at them for extended periods of time? Keep reading if you want six tips to gain a respectable fanbase that isn’t filled with manchildren.

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They may have just gotten off a headlining run across the states just last month, but Indiana’s The Contortionist are showing absolutely no sign of slowing down! While their last tour package was more catered to the extreme metal crowd, this time we’re seeing these guys taking out a much more mellow lineup. Support will come from the instrumental prog-rock group Chon and Canada’s Auras. Click here to check out the dates! View Full Article »

between the buried and me coma ecliptic

With Between the Buried and Me confirmed for dropping their new single ‘Memory Palace‘ this Friday, anticipation is at an all time for the North Carolina-based prog metal titans’ new album Coma Ecliptic. The record, which follows the story of a coma patient reliving his past lives in search for something better, is being billed as a rock opera — a distinction that wasn’t extended to the highly conceptual and multi-character-driven The Parallax series. What does this mean for Coma Ecliptic? Will the band reach new theatrical heights that they have never before reached? Are the band following in the footsteps of acts like Opeth and Mastodon and moving further away from metal? It’s beginning to seem like it, judging by Revolver’s new interview with BTBAM frontman Tommy Rogers.

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Native Construct guitars

I’ve been waiting for this album for 3 years. When they posted their playthrough video of a demo version of “Chromatic Aberration” 3 years ago, I was immediately hooked on this band consisting of Berklee students called Native Construct. Now, lo and behold, the album is done and they’ve posted a playthrough video of a full track titled “The Spark of The Archon”, and my, it’s some delicious prog goodness.

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dutch book

Despite dropping a successful sophomore solo record last year and writing/recording his band’s hotly anticipated seventh full-length record Coma Ecliptic, Between the Buried and Me frontman Tommy Rogers (doing business these days as Thomas Giles) managed to find time in the past year to score an indie film.

Dutch Book, directed by James Repici, is the story of a Florida teenager who launches a scheme to pay off his father’s gambling debts. Rogers provides the film with a sonic backdrop of pulsing soundscapes and driving electronics, surely drawing influence from Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross‘ forray into film scores. While the film has began making rounds in the film festival circuit, Rogers dropped the Dutch Book original score via Bandcamp, and you can stream it in its entirety after the jump.

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Calling it now—tour of 2015. Between the Buried and Me are wrapping up work on their upcoming album, Coma Ecliptic. Mixed by the legendary Jens Bogren, the 11-track monster will be available via Metal Blade Records on July 7th, 2015.

In support of the soon-to-be-released record, Between the Buried and Me will be going on an extended tour of North America with prog giants Animals as Leaders and The Contortionist during the summer. This follows an already announced smaller run with Chicago’s The Atlas Moth.

Tour dates and Coma Ecliptic information below!

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