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Kettlespider – Avadante

Despite boasting a line up of some of the more prominent up and coming acts in the Australian progressive rock and metal scene, including Chaos Divine, Circles and Ne Obliviscaris, one of the more surprisingly memorable performances at the recent Melbourne leg of the Progfest tour was given by a young band by the name of Kettlespider. Considering their somewhat silly name, which wouldn’t be out of place on an early 90s grunge band, it would have been easy to overlook them. However, what they delivered was an entirely refreshing set of instrumental prog which, while heavy, created a captivating mood of hope and optimism, a mood which pervades their debut album, Avadante, released earlier this year.