Around the late ’60s, progressive rock was born. Those who adopted the infant genre went forth from England, blew minds, and progressed, taking the…
In February 2014, Adam Wills and Laura Wiebe flew to Miami, embarked on a cruise ship, and indulged in four days’ worth of live progressive rock…
By Gruesome Greg The album cover of this Swedish quintet’s debut reminds me of a 70’s prog rock record, and both female vocals and…
On October 8th former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and his current band played two-and-a-half hours of classic Genesis material at Oakville’s Centre For the Arts. Here is Sean Palmerston’s recap of the night, with live photography by Albert Mansour.
Hellbound Metal: “The Night Watch have released a challenging debut, one which initially did not work for me. Though not all the tracks stand out, it’s with repeated listens that it becomes apparent to me that the album is an exciting piece of avant-garde metal/post-rock/insert label here.”
Hellbound Metal: “I was delighted when they opened the set with an excellent rendition of “The Devil’s Orchard”, but I was absolutely over the moon when they followed it up immediately with “Ghost of Perdition” and, this was a real shocker, “White Cluster” off Still Life. I wasn’t expecting anything that old to be played at all, so witnessing this live was a wonderful thing.”
Live review by Sean Palmerston; Special concert photos courtesy of Mike Bax / lithiummagazine.com
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