Release Day Roundup – 5/31/19

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…

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Daniel Tompkins – Castles

Somewhere around the end of the noughties and the beginning of whatever the hell we’re going to call this decade retrospectively, something remarkable happened in the UK metal scene. Inspired by the likes of Meshuggah and Sikth, a whole army of fresh and exciting progressive metal bands were practically falling out…

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TesseracT – Polaris

There comes a time in the life of a reviewer where he finds himself faced with a unique conundrum: reviewing an album by a band that means something to him. Such is the case with this reviewer and TesseracT. Both previous albums hold special places in his heart. The first, One, a trend setting…

TesseracT Drop Teaser For Polaris; Includes Shadows, Spheres, Sandtorms, Skies

TesseracT are ready to drop their third full-length and second album with debut vocalist Daniel Tompkins. Slated for a September 18th, 2015 release via Kscope, the ambient progressive/djent band are bringing you the very first taste of the record via a short teaser, which can be found below. From what…

Skyharbor – Guiding Lights

For their first full studio release, Skyharbor’s two-disc Blinding White Noise created a sonic shockwave that reverberated around the world receiving plaudits at every turn. They made enough of an impact to have their second funded by their fans so they really must have felt the pressure when constructing it.…

PREMIERE: Piano – Disappearing Ink (Lyric Video)

Piano, one of the many brilliant acts fronted by (former former) Tesseract vocalist Daniel Tompkins, are finally back from obscurity! Melding uplifting and haunting melodies with progressive musicianship, the Japan-based act are readying their new album Salvage Architecture.  The group have prepared a lyric video for the album’s first single…