Archive for the Prog Category
Gravy Train were a progressive rock group active from 1969 to 1975. The British quartet blended the English classic rock sound with progressive movements on their last album Staircase to the Day. Everything was great about this work, the artwork by designer Roger Dean, the fantastic detailed songs and the excellent vocals. Opening […]
Coven Was the First Band to Introduce Occult and Satanic Themes into Rock Music. Formed in the mid-‘60s by then-teenaged vocalist “Jinx” Dawson, drummer Steve Ross, and the aforementioned Mr. Osborne in the mid-‘60s, Coven began attracting attention while opening for bands like Alice Cooper, the MC5, and The Yardbirds […]
Reissue of 1969 album by The Damnation Of Adam Blessing, led by charismatic vocalist Bill Constable (aka Adam Blessing). They were an extraordinary band, able to go head-to-head with their more illustrious counterparts. The sound is equal parts psychedelic rock, hard rock, garage and blues. This reissue preserves the original […]
NYL’s 1976 sole release is curiously still very much under the radar despite it being one of the most intriguing French psychedelic/prog albums from the ’70s. The music is highly creative and energetic with a definite space-rock feel in the style of Hawkwind, but also a clear krautrock edge reminiscent […]
The first 10 years of Magma were celebrated on three memorable evenings in June 1980 at the Olympia theatre in Paris. This retrospective, reuniting most of the musicians who had performed in the group, was issued as two albums, Retrospektïẁ 1 / 2 (double) and Retrospektïẁ 3 (single). Issued first, […]
Quiet World was a studio recording project best known for being the first album to feature future Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett and with a guest appearance from Steve’s brother, John. The Road is an impressive concept progressive rock album, this Quiet World’s sole LP is still a collector’s item.
The hits just keep coming—for this fifth lysergic journey, Riding Easy assembles ten heavy slabs of obscure rock the likes of which have never been seen before… not in this form, anyhow. And as usual, the tracks from these impossibly rare records have all been fully cleared through the artists […]
The album is a nice mix of hard rock, progressive rock and blues rock elements. This lone Pluto LP is highly recommendend to those who like the early 70’s hard rock bands.
Die nacht der seele is the twelfth album by Popol Vuh, originally released in 1979 by Florian Fricke and friends–Daniel Fichelscher on guitar, Djong Yun and Renate Knaup on vocals, plus guests Alois Gromer on sitar and Susan Goetting on oboe. Popol Vuh had moved again one step farther, ellaborating […]
These guys have sometimes been described as a Black Sabbath-like band, and the name Black Widow itself invites a comparison. Yet if that had any validity at the start of their career, by this, their third album, they really sounded more like solid mid-level British prog rockers than satanic hard […]
This authorised reissue of Finnforest’s debut album, originally released on Love Records in 1975. Features extensive liner notes by Arttu Seppänen. When Finnforest recorded their debut album, the Tegelman brothers were 17 years old. The band had shrunk into a trio after the singer Aaro Mustonen and the bassist Jarmo […]