Interview: CAST

Alfonso Vidales of Mexican prog rock band Cast spoke for Progstone about the band’s new album Power and Outcome. What made you go for the name Cast? The name Cast symbolizes the main actors that are performing in a theatrical play, that means you are acting your sketch in your daily routine. How do you usually…

Interview: PREGNANT WHALE PAIN

Budapest’s Pregnant Whale Pain are truly a revelation for me. This exceptional band has recently released an EP Blank (read more about it here), which indeed is a needed refreshment on the dull metal scene. Vocalist Krisz Horvath spoke for Progstone. What made you go for the name Pregnant Whale Pain? Band names that sound cool are…

Interview with ARCANE

Brisbane progsters, Arcane returned earlier this year with their third, double album titled “Known/Learned,” a release that many fans already see as one of the year’s top records. Guitarist Michael Gagen was in a good mood to answer our questions about the new release. Define the mission of Arcane. Arcane are inspired by the complexity and technicality of progressive and…

Interview: UPSILON ACRUX

Los Angeles based instrumental avant/experimental rock outfit Upsilon Acrux have gone through several incarnations over the years. Their current line-up features two drummers- something the band already experienced with the release of 2004’s “Volucris Avis Dirae-Arum.” Led by guitarist Paul Lai, and with a two-drums set-up this year brings the release of the New Atlantis Records’ debut titled…