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Under The Influence with HAAL

To celebrate HAAL’s new EP, Back to Shilmarine, we asked frontman Alfie Hay to share three records that have inspired their sound. . .

Under the Influence with Vitharr Monteith from SVNEATR

Canadian progressive black metal band SVNEATR returns with their 3rd album ‘Never Return’ on Prosthetic Records soon. We asked the band about 3 releases that have influenced them a lot.

Exclusive Video Premiere: The Oscillation – ‘War On The Mind’

‘War On The Mind’ is the startling second single-premiere from the forthcoming The Start Of The End.

Featured Video: Fluke – Insanely Beautiful

Fluke return with their first release of a new era, a single entitled ‘Insanely Beautiful’.

Echoes of the Past: Stackridge – The Man in the Bowler Hat

Yes, they were often under the radar during prog’s golden-era, but man, Stackridge can really play. And if you’re very new to their music, The Man in the Bowler Hat is the one to start off. If you want proof, just ask Rosalie Cunningham.

Featured Video: Blood Incantation – ‘Luminescent Bridge’

“What we saw after decompressing the video stream blew us away, not only had they captured a beautiful cinematic exploration of the exoplanet’s sand dunes, but we can see their journey across the expanse of space was successful.”

Exclusive Video Premiere: Machiavellian Art – ‘Burning Mind’

It’s a year later and everything has gone from bad to worse. . . 

Album Premiere: Haunted – Stare at Nothing

As sinuous as a snake and solvent as acid. . .

Echoes of the Past: Van der Graaf Generator – Vital

With Vital, you feel the intensity, the vibes, the heat, and the power that was struck on that recording. Most of the mind-blowing live takes are like shivers down your spine.

Video Premiere: Citizend – ‘Bad Moon Rising’

Reflecting on the significance of ‘Bad Moon Rising’, Citizend’s Emil Gustavsson shares: “This song holds a special place in my heart since childhood, and its lyrics resonate now more than ever. It was the song that started our journey. . .”

Echoes of the Past: Tangerine Dream – Phaedra

50 years later, Phaedra is an album that refuses to die.

Track Premiere: MaidaVale – Daybreak

“For the first time we actually took time in the studio. It gave us room for both experimentation and reflection,”

Exclusive Album Premiere: Dragged Up – High On Ripple

Hot on the heels of the 2023 Hex Domestic EP and the single ‘Missing Person’, Dragged Up are set to release their second album, High On Ripple.

Robert Calvert: Through His Work VIII. Personas.

In a sophisticated act of appropriation and detournement he managed to bring these two aspects together in his performance art as the ‘Biggles of Arabia’ persona; a composite figure visually constructed from historic images of hegemonic masculinity but who was actively engaged in propagating a world view that was in opposition to the capitalist system and the militarist nation state.

Exclusive Video Premiere: The Oscillation – ‘The Start of the End’

At once warm and welcoming, The Start Of The End is an album quite unlike anything that The Oscillation have ever released before.

Under the Influence with Talie Rose Eigeland from Teiger

Celebrating a new video and a forthcoming tour, Talie Rose chooses three albums that have proved inspirational to Teiger’s unique nu-prog sound…

Robert Calvert: Through His Work VII. Post Hawkwind Recordings.

Robert was a multidisciplinary artist of remarkable talent and diverse skills with an unusual level of productivity.

Under the Influence with Hand of Kalliach

Hand of Kalliach play a distinctive blend of melodic death metal melded with Scottish folk music. We asked John and Sophie from the band about three albums that have influenced their sound and their album Corryvreckan.

Echoes of the Past: White Willow – Ex Tenebris

Going through the second album is like looking through an old scrapbook, reflecting the wonderful memories you had.

Under the Influence – TUTUPATU

We celebrate TUTUPATU’s debut release IV as they fittingly share IV records that have been huge influences on their music.

Damo Suzuki 1950-2024

His music has touched so many people. With Damo, it’s more than just his run with CAN, but what he had accomplished by inspiring the next generation to keep his legacy alive with the Network.

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