THE MERCY STONE Release “Wail Song” Video

A 12-piece experimental rock ensemble, The Mercy Stone has launched a new studio performance video for the song “Wail Song” taken from their album Ghettoblaster. Watch it below. Founder of the project, guitarist and composer Scott Grady stated, “‘Ghettoblaster’ uses many different genres/styles of popular music with elements of classical composition. With ‘Wail Song,’  I…

Album Review: DID – Dissociative Identity Disorder

Progressive rock has had its ups and downs over the past few decades. Although this is arguably the same for every genre of music, well, ever, you would think a style that’s purportedly meant to advance its genre forward would never run out of steam on its own. Nevertheless, as a fan for most of…

EP Review: Forest God – Back to the Forest

Back to the Forest, the second EP credited to the name of Aalborg, Denmark-based composer Peter Kiel Jørgensen and his project Forest God, has potential to be submitted for one of the best releases to come out in 2018. A labour of love, Back to the Forest  is one of those rare musical efforts that…

Review: Welcome Inside The Brain – Celebrate The Depression

At some point in listening to Celebrate the Depression, a debut full-length offering by Leipzig’s five-piece progressive rock act Welcome Inside The Brain, the music stops being a mixture of a wide variety of different threads of progressive rock and becomes a thread of its own. I suppose if you combined a number of threads…

Album Review: PuzzleWood – Gates of Loki

The music of PuzzleWood is mainly inspired by the early albums of Porcupine Tree, Pink Floyd, King Crimson and Sigur Rós. Although I hardly hear other influences or a small change in style on the band’s debut album, the small herd of fans of the band enjoy the sound of PuzzleWood over and over again….

Review: Obiymy Doschu – Son

Staring a beautiful landscape and waiting for the sun to hide into the ocean… That is what I felt while I was listening to the new album by Ukrainian progressive / symphonic rock act Obiymy Doschu titled “Son,” which is possibly one of the most beautiful albums of 2017 . Their music draws inspiration by…

Album Review: Painted Black – Raging Light

Painted Black is the best band you’ve never heard of. Despite their general lack of widespread recognition, these guys from Lisbon, Portugal have been pumping out top-tier progressive death metal for over a decade, largely establishing their immunity from the genre’s various pitfalls. From their 2005 demo EP The Neverlight to 2014’s Quarto Vazio, Painted Black…

EP Review: Art Against Agony – Russian Tales

If you are looking for your progressive music to take you on a gentle and serene trip through the forest of elves and nymphs, you might as well save some time and stop reading now. If, however, you want your senses to be barraged from all conceivable angles than this band might be for you….

Album Review: URSA’s “nulla”

URSA is a relatively new band coming from Terrassa in Spain who in March released full-length album “nulla.” This fully instrumental project consists of Marcos Cortes on guitar, Pol Ortega on bass, and Robert Arcos on drums. As is the case with most instrumental albums, “nulla” requires careful listening in order to be fully appreciated….

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…

Album Review: Cast – Power and Outcome

There are prog rock albums, there are concept records and there are milestones in music, combining both to an outstanding experience for musicians and fans. Power and Outcome, the nineteenth studio album (I hope I counted that well) by a Mexican Symphonic Progressive Rock band Cast, belongs to the latter. Almost 40 years on the scene,…