All posts for the month August, 2016

As clichéd as it may be to say, there has never been, and will never be, another band like Beardfish. Sure, the Swedish progressive rock quartet (which formed 15 years ago) certainly possessed a bit of the compositional density and textural vibrancy of homeland peers like The Flower Kings, Karmakanic, and Kaipa, as well as shades of the rhythmic intricacies and vocal eccentricities of Gentle Giant, King Crimson, Yes, and especially Frank Zappa; nevertheless, the foursome’s eight studio LPs exhibited an exclusive blend of catchy melodies, complex and adventurous instrumentation (that often incorporated other genres, like funk, jazz, folk, classical, and metal), matchless singing, and perhaps most inimitably, a steady sense of tongue-in-cheek humor and jovial energy.

Read the full article here.

Thanks to Jordan Blum for allowing us to republish his article.

The Prog Mill edition 19 is now available to listen any time you like or download. Two hours of superb progressive rock featuring music from Freedom to Glide, PBII, Blueminded, Professor Tip Top, Triana, Relayer, Pete Brown & Piblokto, Landskap, Doug Woods & Colin Powell, World Trade, Area, An Endless Sporadic, IO Earth and Kansas.

You can hear the Prog Mill every Sunday 10pm to midnight UK time on Progzilla Radio (repeated 0400 UK time Tuesdays).  Proggy music suggestions from listeners and music submissions from melodic/symphonic progressive rock artists/bands very welcome.



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Edition 050 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!

STCBM050 Not Out!


The Skys – Calling Out Your Name (from Colors of the Desert)
No-man – Wherever There Is Light (from Schoolyard Ghosts)
Pendragon – Passion (from Passion)
Grus Paridae – Inheritance of Devotion (from Passes By)
Yes – Yours is No Disgrace (from The Yes Album)
Kula Shaker – Peter Pan R.I.P. (from Pilgrim’s Progress)
Tinyfish – Build Your Own Enemy (from Tinyfish)
Francis Dunnery – Vampires (from Vampires)
cosmograf – RGB (from The Unreasonable Silence)
We Are Kin- Reaper (from …and I know…)

The Eighties at 8: 
Visage – Fade to Grey (from Fade to Grey)
Porcupine Tree – And The Swallows Dance Above The Sun (from The Love, Death And Mussolini EP)

Airbag – Sleepwalker (from Disconnected)
Arena – Opera Fanatica (from Pepper’s Ghost)

Edition 39 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.



Symphony X – In My Darkest Hour
Red Circuit – Under the Sun
Alarion – Chains of the Collective
Between The Buried And Me – Node/The Coma Machine
Rolo Tomassi – Raumdeuter

Epic at Eleven: Coheed and Cambria – The End Complete (pts I – V)

Psychotic Waltz – Freakshow

Album of the Week: Dream Theater – Awake

The Silent Man

Communic – A Wayward Soul

I’m delighted to announce that the podcast for edition 162 of Live From Progzilla Towers is now available.

In this edition, we explored the world of electronic music and heard the following tracks:

  1. Tangerine Dream – Cloudburst Flight
  2. Ashra – Sunrain
  3. Synergy – Slaughter On Tenth Avenue
  4. Tim Blake – Passage Sur La Cite De La Revelation
  5. Neuronium – Chromium Echoes
  6. Michael Hoenig – Departure From The Northern Wasteland
  7. Jean-Michel Jarre – Second Rendez-vous
  8. Robert Schroeder – Harmonic Ascendant
  9. Bernard Xolotl & Daniel Kobialka – Procession
  10. Tangerine Dream – Ricochet – Part Two
  11. Isao Tomita – Clair De Lune
  12. Jonn Serrie – And The Stars Go With You

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