Hey! Listen to Instar!


Scrolling through Instar’s bandcamp page, my eyes rested on two words: adventure prog. These two words encapsulate this new track in a way that is striking and moving. Something about this whole thing simply moves with wonder, exploration and curiosity. Yes, but what is it you might ask. This is unique and odd-bird combination between Devin Townsend, djent, RUSH and the spirit of collaboration. Sorry, that’s the best I can do. You know what, just head on over the jump to listen to ‘We’re Getting Older’ for yourself.

Featuring Hayato Imanishi of Cyclamen and Dan Wieten of The Omega Experiment (also a much-beloved Heavy Blog contributor), this track simply creates an amazing meld between all vocal and musical styles presented. Often enough these sort of experiments filter off into nothing but there are just so many hooks and intriguing parts on this, that I find myself coming back again and again in an attempt to fathom exactly what it is that captivates me. I’d also like to point out the poetry woven through the track which is simply exceptional. Head on over to the bandcamp page for more info.

Heavy Blog Super Secret Sources tell us that an album is on the horizon. Stay tuned for more info, this will undoubtedly be an intriguing release!



Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.

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