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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/interviews/the-contradiction-interview/

Multinational progressive metal act The Contradiction have just put out a new album entitled ‘Legion: The Fall.’ Guitarist Nikita Tarassenko and singer Maksym Vulchyn talk in detail about this ambitious project.

Describe the musical frameworks your upcoming album “Legion: The Fall” explores.

Nikita:  To be honest, we barely had any frameworks at all while working on this album. The only thing that’s been there is our desire to create something we would like to listen by ourselves, something we really missed in music in general. As a result, in fact this is a mix of all our beloved genres: new wave of progressive metal inspired by Periphery and The Korea, oriental vibes taken from Shokran or Shades of Black, black metal influences given by Deafheaven and Emperor, power of deathcore obtained after long-term consuming of Emmure and others. The list of our influencers for this record is huge: Machine Head, Dance Gavin Dance, Drake, Converge, Hans Zimmer, Paramore and others, and somehow, we actually managed to wrap it up in just 13 songs and make it sound as something whole, undivided.

Tell me about the ideas that inform “Legion: The Fall.”

Nikita: There isn’t actually any big message we wanted to spread through the lyrics of this album. It is our own so-called carousel, where we did almost everything one would ever want while being a fan of Warhammer 40k and metal music at the same time. The main idea thing we would like to tell with this release is creational unity. There was my personal purpose to make clear statement to this world: there are no limits and borders in art, no such thing as dominance or submission when one wants to create, no stigma. There are so many musicians who took part in making this album, people from Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Finland, USA, Kazakhstan… We proved that no matter who are you and where are you from, we all can make something beautiful and proudly show it to the world.

Legion-The Fall

How do the diverse, complex rhythmic and global musical influences serve the storylines of the album?

Nikita: This one is tricky since I’m not totally sure that a lot of people who might read this are even know about the Warhammer 40k setting, but I’ll do my best in attempt to explain it. You see, this album is dedicated to the Thousand Sons legion – a brotherhood of genetically modified warriors, who once fought for human race in a deep space and far future. As every other legion of so called “space marines”, Thousand Sons had their strong and weak spots, and for them it was an ability to obtain and use power of warp, Warhammer alternative for magic. As for another specific feature, Thousand Sons drew their inspiration from wisdom and culture of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Arabia, which reflected on their image, way of living and ideology. While being the most powerful sorcerers and the most diligent scholars, crusaders of sword and scroll, they – and their leader, primarch Magnus the Red – didn’t even notices how they grew impatient and self-righteous, what led them to events their close ones warned them about: falling to corruption, ignorance and chaos. With music we created there was an attempt to show, how smoothly (and at the same time, pretty rapidly) those transformations went. With oriental melodies blended with complex progressive patterns I tried to reflect the mindset of those once perfect warriors. Sometimes progression had to go away to give some space to pure fury, blastbeats and breakdowns, showing their despair and uncertainty. Those changes and mixes should represent the mysterious and unstable nature of Thousand Sons, how complex they are, how good they are – and not just good – they are perfection itself, showing it in their own ways, which can’t be understood by weak or unprepared mind for their own sake. Sometimes there is storm and rage, demonstrating the full force of metal in my music, but also there is calm and peace: clean and acoustic guitars, meditative tunes led by some ethnic instruments. Sooner or later it’s all coming together and showing us the whole story.

What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced and lessons learned during the creative process for “Legion: The Fall”?

Nikita: Our biggest problem was distance. Since we’re operating in Czech Republic, but our vocalist is in a constant motion between Ukraine and Poland, it is kind of hard to catch up with him and to make a proper recording session. Most of the vocals were recorded God knows where, how and when. If I recall correctly, there isn’t a single room existing where we’d record vocals for at least two songs. Every of them has its own history and place of birth, especially when it comes to vox. Also we were pretty much screwed by the fact how much time we worked on this album – while doing something for 3 years, sometimes you get those thoughts, like “This song has been composed 2 years ago from now, I think now I can do better than this” and suddenly – boom! – you have absolutely reimagined song. And it isn’t totally clear if this song is going to remain like that or I will be redone into something else.

Have you managed to make any new discoveries as the time passed during the creative process? Do you think that at some point of that process your writing approach changed drastically?

Nikita: Sure, as a composer I faced this issue a lot of times and, to be honest, always with anticipation. This is so exciting, to notice how you evolving as a composer, all those new moves and riffs you’re coming up with and which would never appear in your mind until you get to know another, new music. For me it was very visible change from the very beginning of writing process, when I loved Shokran, Shades of Black or Sezaam a lot and wanted to make some kind of perfect mixture of oriental grace and masculine energy of metal, giving it my best efforts and practicing a lot. Years passed by, I found out about bands like Thy Art Is Murder, Darkthrone, Second to Sun, Emperor, Trivium, right after that I started to dig death and black metal way more than I used to before and I noticed that new pattern in my composing: tritones, tremolo, power chords I almost never acknowledged before. My next transformation began with Vildhjarta and Humanity’s Last Breath crawled to me simultaneously – after digging and analyzing their music for quite some time it became so unique for me, unapproachable and distant, that I wanted to obtain that forbidden knowledge. Songs like “Rubric of Ahriman” or “Welcome to Sortiarius” are full of “thall” elements I’ve picked up from those two bands.

Tell me about the complexities of creating “Legion: The Fall.”

Max: The whole creational process was pretty complicated, in one way or another. Just like every other band, we came into this game with no background or tutorials whatsoever, we just had to explore that whole “industry” by ourselves, with no teacher alongside who would point on our mistakes and say us how to make it all right. Pretty often the main problem was just an occasion, turn of events. Just as it was said before, due to long-term creational process some of our songs became kind of irrelevant, what led us to re-composing, re-recording and complete reimagining of some of them.

What types of change do you feel this music can initiate?

Max: I don’t think that music has to change things, at least ours don’t have such purpose. This is a piece of art, like a painting, a musical narrative, it’s been created to reach for human’s heart and to bring him emotions. For now, we don’t make music to point with it on some problem, we aren’t quite sure yet if we’re ready for it.

Nikita: I’d like to hope that our music might inspire other young musicians not to just create and spread music, but also to work hard, to grow and develop in all possible ways and skills and – the most important – to actually love and appreciate music itself.

Do you tend to follow any pre-defined patterns when composing a piece?

Max: Usually, in the beginning we are trying to make a concept for our song, to reflect our perception of particular events into music. When the idea is ready, we are starting to think about its motive, mood, lead melody and right after that we are working on a song base. And we never know what it can be until it’s ready. There are a typical verse-chorus-verse songs in our repertoire, sometimes there are tracks with more volatile structure, and as in case of Legion: The Fall, there can even appear a 3-in-1 type of song, which blends a few different pieces in it which are glued together with common idea.

What evolution as musicians do you see across your recorded works?

Nikita: For now I don’t consider this piece as revolutionary for us, personally. We haven’t learnt much as musicians from this record, but at least we learnt something. To make more daring composing moves, to blend more interesting genres, to create more aggressive guitar riffage than we ever made, to be brave and speak freely with other musicians and discuss our points of view on different things, to make compromises between our musical preferences and to appreciate teamwork.

What non-musical entities and ideas have an impact on your music?

Nikita: First thing’s first, the main non-musical idea is that popular dark/sci-fi setting of Warhammer 40000. The second thing I drew inspiration from is Middle Eastern and Indian cultures I always found fascinating and mysterious to me. Damn, I even graduated from the University recently as archeologist just to be closer to those entities! If this isn’t dedication, what is then?

What advice or philosophy might you impart to other musicians, be it in forms of creativity, technical stuff, the business side of it, or anything else?

Max: To give advices, one has to have some kind of a solid background and real experience, which we don’t have yet. Although there are a few simple things which we learnt, they’re very simple, but still a lot of people are forgetting to take them into consideration. Use all available resources and methods out there, because being in a band nowadays isn’t just about making and playing music. You have to obtain as much knowledge as you can in as many fields of activity as you can even imagine, like online marketing, law, graphics and design, communicating skills, psychology and many others. You must know what you are doing, you need to understand what you have to do to reach your goals, which you also have to make correctly. Understanding of your audience is the key.

Nikita: Work hard or go home, boys.

Legion: The Fall is out now; order it from Bandcamp. Follow The Contradiction on Facebook and Instagram.

The post THE CONTRADICTION: Creational Unity appeared first on Prog Sphere.

This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/interviews/the-contradiction-interview/

Multinational progressive metal act The Contradiction have just put out a new album entitled ‘Legion: The Fall.’ Guitarist Nikita Tarassenko and singer Maksym Vulchyn talk in detail about this ambitious project.

Describe the musical frameworks your upcoming album “Legion: The Fall” explores.

Nikita:  To be honest, we barely had any frameworks at all while working on this album. The only thing that’s been there is our desire to create something we would like to listen by ourselves, something we really missed in music in general. As a result, in fact this is a mix of all our beloved genres: new wave of progressive metal inspired by Periphery and The Korea, oriental vibes taken from Shokran or Shades of Black, black metal influences given by Deafheaven and Emperor, power of deathcore obtained after long-term consuming of Emmure and others. The list of our influencers for this record is huge: Machine Head, Dance Gavin Dance, Drake, Converge, Hans Zimmer, Paramore and others, and somehow, we actually managed to wrap it up in just 13 songs and make it sound as something whole, undivided.

Tell me about the ideas that inform “Legion: The Fall.”

Nikita: There isn’t actually any big message we wanted to spread through the lyrics of this album. It is our own so-called carousel, where we did almost everything one would ever want while being a fan of Warhammer 40k and metal music at the same time. The main idea thing we would like to tell with this release is creational unity. There was my personal purpose to make clear statement to this world: there are no limits and borders in art, no such thing as dominance or submission when one wants to create, no stigma. There are so many musicians who took part in making this album, people from Czech Republic, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Finland, USA, Kazakhstan… We proved that no matter who are you and where are you from, we all can make something beautiful and proudly show it to the world.

Legion-The Fall

How do the diverse, complex rhythmic and global musical influences serve the storylines of the album?

Nikita: This one is tricky since I’m not totally sure that a lot of people who might read this are even know about the Warhammer 40k setting, but I’ll do my best in attempt to explain it. You see, this album is dedicated to the Thousand Sons legion – a brotherhood of genetically modified warriors, who once fought for human race in a deep space and far future. As every other legion of so called “space marines”, Thousand Sons had their strong and weak spots, and for them it was an ability to obtain and use power of warp, Warhammer alternative for magic. As for another specific feature, Thousand Sons drew their inspiration from wisdom and culture of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia and Arabia, which reflected on their image, way of living and ideology. While being the most powerful sorcerers and the most diligent scholars, crusaders of sword and scroll, they – and their leader, primarch Magnus the Red – didn’t even notices how they grew impatient and self-righteous, what led them to events their close ones warned them about: falling to corruption, ignorance and chaos. With music we created there was an attempt to show, how smoothly (and at the same time, pretty rapidly) those transformations went. With oriental melodies blended with complex progressive patterns I tried to reflect the mindset of those once perfect warriors. Sometimes progression had to go away to give some space to pure fury, blastbeats and breakdowns, showing their despair and uncertainty. Those changes and mixes should represent the mysterious and unstable nature of Thousand Sons, how complex they are, how good they are – and not just good – they are perfection itself, showing it in their own ways, which can’t be understood by weak or unprepared mind for their own sake. Sometimes there is storm and rage, demonstrating the full force of metal in my music, but also there is calm and peace: clean and acoustic guitars, meditative tunes led by some ethnic instruments. Sooner or later it’s all coming together and showing us the whole story.

What are the biggest challenges you’ve faced and lessons learned during the creative process for “Legion: The Fall”?

Nikita: Our biggest problem was distance. Since we’re operating in Czech Republic, but our vocalist is in a constant motion between Ukraine and Poland, it is kind of hard to catch up with him and to make a proper recording session. Most of the vocals were recorded God knows where, how and when. If I recall correctly, there isn’t a single room existing where we’d record vocals for at least two songs. Every of them has its own history and place of birth, especially when it comes to vox. Also we were pretty much screwed by the fact how much time we worked on this album – while doing something for 3 years, sometimes you get those thoughts, like “This song has been composed 2 years ago from now, I think now I can do better than this” and suddenly – boom! – you have absolutely reimagined song. And it isn’t totally clear if this song is going to remain like that or I will be redone into something else.

Have you managed to make any new discoveries as the time passed during the creative process? Do you think that at some point of that process your writing approach changed drastically?

Nikita: Sure, as a composer I faced this issue a lot of times and, to be honest, always with anticipation. This is so exciting, to notice how you evolving as a composer, all those new moves and riffs you’re coming up with and which would never appear in your mind until you get to know another, new music. For me it was very visible change from the very beginning of writing process, when I loved Shokran, Shades of Black or Sezaam a lot and wanted to make some kind of perfect mixture of oriental grace and masculine energy of metal, giving it my best efforts and practicing a lot. Years passed by, I found out about bands like Thy Art Is Murder, Darkthrone, Second to Sun, Emperor, Trivium, right after that I started to dig death and black metal way more than I used to before and I noticed that new pattern in my composing: tritones, tremolo, power chords I almost never acknowledged before. My next transformation began with Vildhjarta and Humanity’s Last Breath crawled to me simultaneously – after digging and analyzing their music for quite some time it became so unique for me, unapproachable and distant, that I wanted to obtain that forbidden knowledge. Songs like “Rubric of Ahriman” or “Welcome to Sortiarius” are full of “thall” elements I’ve picked up from those two bands.

Tell me about the complexities of creating “Legion: The Fall.”

Max: The whole creational process was pretty complicated, in one way or another. Just like every other band, we came into this game with no background or tutorials whatsoever, we just had to explore that whole “industry” by ourselves, with no teacher alongside who would point on our mistakes and say us how to make it all right. Pretty often the main problem was just an occasion, turn of events. Just as it was said before, due to long-term creational process some of our songs became kind of irrelevant, what led us to re-composing, re-recording and complete reimagining of some of them.

What types of change do you feel this music can initiate?

Max: I don’t think that music has to change things, at least ours don’t have such purpose. This is a piece of art, like a painting, a musical narrative, it’s been created to reach for human’s heart and to bring him emotions. For now, we don’t make music to point with it on some problem, we aren’t quite sure yet if we’re ready for it.

Nikita: I’d like to hope that our music might inspire other young musicians not to just create and spread music, but also to work hard, to grow and develop in all possible ways and skills and – the most important – to actually love and appreciate music itself.

Do you tend to follow any pre-defined patterns when composing a piece?

Max: Usually, in the beginning we are trying to make a concept for our song, to reflect our perception of particular events into music. When the idea is ready, we are starting to think about its motive, mood, lead melody and right after that we are working on a song base. And we never know what it can be until it’s ready. There are a typical verse-chorus-verse songs in our repertoire, sometimes there are tracks with more volatile structure, and as in case of Legion: The Fall, there can even appear a 3-in-1 type of song, which blends a few different pieces in it which are glued together with common idea.

What evolution as musicians do you see across your recorded works?

Nikita: For now I don’t consider this piece as revolutionary for us, personally. We haven’t learnt much as musicians from this record, but at least we learnt something. To make more daring composing moves, to blend more interesting genres, to create more aggressive guitar riffage than we ever made, to be brave and speak freely with other musicians and discuss our points of view on different things, to make compromises between our musical preferences and to appreciate teamwork.

What non-musical entities and ideas have an impact on your music?

Nikita: First thing’s first, the main non-musical idea is that popular dark/sci-fi setting of Warhammer 40000. The second thing I drew inspiration from is Middle Eastern and Indian cultures I always found fascinating and mysterious to me. Damn, I even graduated from the University recently as archeologist just to be closer to those entities! If this isn’t dedication, what is then?

What advice or philosophy might you impart to other musicians, be it in forms of creativity, technical stuff, the business side of it, or anything else?

Max: To give advices, one has to have some kind of a solid background and real experience, which we don’t have yet. Although there are a few simple things which we learnt, they’re very simple, but still a lot of people are forgetting to take them into consideration. Use all available resources and methods out there, because being in a band nowadays isn’t just about making and playing music. You have to obtain as much knowledge as you can in as many fields of activity as you can even imagine, like online marketing, law, graphics and design, communicating skills, psychology and many others. You must know what you are doing, you need to understand what you have to do to reach your goals, which you also have to make correctly. Understanding of your audience is the key.

Nikita: Work hard or go home, boys.

Legion: The Fall is out now; order it from Bandcamp. Follow The Contradiction on Facebook and Instagram.

The post THE CONTRADICTION: Creational Unity appeared first on Prog Sphere.

Progzilla Radio is five years old!

How the Dickens did that happen?

When Stacy & Cliff conceived the idea for the station, I don’t think either of them were looking this far into the future, but we are grateful that we have such loyal listeners that we can still be broadcasting after all this time.

To commemorate this event, all the Progzilla presenters have put together a 90 minute show which includes the tracks that got them into prog in the first place, along with some more modern tracks that they like. These shows will be broadcast between 18:00 – 00:00 each weekday, from the 2nd to the 6th of March, replacing our normal schedule.

The schedule for these shows is as follows:

Monday
2nd
Tuesday
3rd
Wednesday
4th
Thursday
5th
Friday
6th
18:00 – 19:30 Graham Harfleet
19:30 – 21:00 David Elliott Peter Jones Mike Whitfield Alan Kraslow Brian Watson
21:00 – 22:30 Steve Blease
(Sounds)
Jim Lawson Cliff Pearson Emma Roebuck Stacy Doller
22:30 – 00:00 Mike Pollack Shaun Geraghty Anthony Rowsick Andrew Wild Steve Blease
(Heavy)

We thank you – our listeners – for supporting this venture for the past five years and we all look forward to entertaining you for many years to come.

Angus – drinks for everybody, please!

This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/news/dimhav-the-boreal-flame-cd-release/

Swedish progpower metallers DIMHAV are happy to launch CD edition of their recent album The Boreal Flame, which was heralded as one of the Top 50 releases of the last year by Sweden Rock Magazine. The physical edition of the album is available from Bandcamp here.

Commented Dimhav multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Staffan Lindroth: “Our initial plan was for an entirely digital release, since that is how we feel most people listen to music nowadays. But we were open for physical formats as well, if the demand was there. Since we received a lot of requests for a CD version we decided to go ahead with that! CD is a great format for those interested in maximum sound quality, and the fact that it is a physical product is an important aspect as well. The CD features a 12 page booklet with all lyrics etc., which our fans hopefully will appreciate!

Musically, The Boreal Flame combines diverse elements of progressive and power metal with expansive atmospheres and rich harmonies. With powerful, soaring vocals and fiery instrumental action, it will appeal to fans of bands like WintersunLost Horizon and Symphony X. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Dimhav consists of brothers Staffan Lindroth (guitars, bass, keyboard leads) and Olle Lindroth (drums, keyboard arrangements), joined on The Boreal Flame by Daniel Heiman (vocals). The album was mixed by Staffan Lindroth and mastered by Jacob Hansen.

Asked about the future of Dimhav, Staffan said: “At the moment we are focused on making sure The Boreal Flame reaches as many potential listeners as possible. But we will definitely be back with more music in the future and look very much forward to that!

Italian online publications loudandproud.it wrote about The Boreal Flame that it features “sublime songwriting,” whereas The Progressive Subway stated that the album “has got to be about as good a power-prog album as it’s possible to write,” with metalnews.fr calling it “the performance of a lifetime.” Along with the release of The Boreal Flame, DIMHAV unleashed a lyric video for “The Flame Transcendent.”

Order The Boreal Flame from Bandcamp, and visit DIMHAV website for further updates from the band. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Dimhav - The Boreal Flame

The Boreal Flame track listing:

01. Boreal Ascent

02. Realms Of A Vagrant King

03. The Flame Transcendent

04. Chthonic Elegy

05. The Aerial

06. From Southern Shores

07. Star And Crescent 

Total running time: 54 minutes

DIMHAV line-up:

  • Staffan Lindroth – guitars, bass, keyboard leads
  • Olle Lindroth – drums, keyboard arrangements
  • Daniel Heiman – vocals
  • Pär Lindqvist – viola on “The Flame Transcendent” and “The Aerial”

Dimhav-The_Boreal_Flame-CD

 

The post DIMHAV Launch CD Edition of Debut Album “The Boreal Flame” appeared first on Prog Sphere.

This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/news/dimhav-the-boreal-flame-cd-release/

Swedish progpower metallers DIMHAV are happy to launch CD edition of their recent album The Boreal Flame, which was heralded as one of the Top 50 releases of the last year by Sweden Rock Magazine. The physical edition of the album is available from Bandcamp here.

Commented Dimhav multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Staffan Lindroth: “Our initial plan was for an entirely digital release, since that is how we feel most people listen to music nowadays. But we were open for physical formats as well, if the demand was there. Since we received a lot of requests for a CD version we decided to go ahead with that! CD is a great format for those interested in maximum sound quality, and the fact that it is a physical product is an important aspect as well. The CD features a 12 page booklet with all lyrics etc., which our fans hopefully will appreciate!

Musically, The Boreal Flame combines diverse elements of progressive and power metal with expansive atmospheres and rich harmonies. With powerful, soaring vocals and fiery instrumental action, it will appeal to fans of bands like WintersunLost Horizon and Symphony X. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Dimhav consists of brothers Staffan Lindroth (guitars, bass, keyboard leads) and Olle Lindroth (drums, keyboard arrangements), joined on The Boreal Flame by Daniel Heiman (vocals). The album was mixed by Staffan Lindroth and mastered by Jacob Hansen.

Asked about the future of Dimhav, Staffan said: “At the moment we are focused on making sure The Boreal Flame reaches as many potential listeners as possible. But we will definitely be back with more music in the future and look very much forward to that!

Italian online publications loudandproud.it wrote about The Boreal Flame that it features “sublime songwriting,” whereas The Progressive Subway stated that the album “has got to be about as good a power-prog album as it’s possible to write,” with metalnews.fr calling it “the performance of a lifetime.” Along with the release of The Boreal Flame, DIMHAV unleashed a lyric video for “The Flame Transcendent.”

Order The Boreal Flame from Bandcamp, and visit DIMHAV website for further updates from the band. Follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

Dimhav - The Boreal Flame

The Boreal Flame track listing:

01. Boreal Ascent

02. Realms Of A Vagrant King

03. The Flame Transcendent

04. Chthonic Elegy

05. The Aerial

06. From Southern Shores

07. Star And Crescent 

Total running time: 54 minutes

DIMHAV line-up:

  • Staffan Lindroth – guitars, bass, keyboard leads
  • Olle Lindroth – drums, keyboard arrangements
  • Daniel Heiman – vocals
  • Pär Lindqvist – viola on “The Flame Transcendent” and “The Aerial”

Dimhav-The_Boreal_Flame-CD

 

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101 Dimensions Curated by Emma

Random Access Memory!

Broadcast 22nd February  2020 Midnight

  • Geek Music – one final effort (halo 3)
  • Sigur Ros – Hafssol
  • Zygoat – Zygoat side 1
  • 36 – Beyond the heliosphere
  • Air – Radian
  • David Helping – Loss of words
  • Conrad Schnitzler – Spur
  • Global Communication – 14 31
  • Vampire Rodents – HMP
  • Zwei – IN The End
  • Incubus -3rd Movement of the odyssey
  • Hans Zimmer – After the Dub
  • Michael Rother – Pulsar
  • Michael Salvatori, C Paul Johnson, Skye Lewin –Dark Blade
  • Paleowolf – Pt III Shaman
  • London Philharmonic Orchestra & Andrew Skeet – Assassin’s Creed – Revelations: Main Theme

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KRAZZ LOFT VINYL SHOW

Broadcast 27th February 2020

·         The Voice Alan Parsons Project
·         Early Morning Epitaph
·         Small Beginnings Flash
·         It Can Happen Yes
·         Seventh Heaven FM
A Set of Hippy Music
·         Did You Go Downtown Joy of Cooking
·         For What It’s Worth Buffalo Sprinfield
·         Almost Cut My Hair Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
·         Kozmik Blues Janis Joplin
Cruisin’ 6-Pack-Songs About Sailing
·         Don’t Pay The Ferryman Chris DeBurgh
·         Sea Cruise Glen Frey
·         Come Sail Away Styx
·         Sailing Christopher Cross
·         Home By The Sea Genesis
·         Sea of Joy Blind Faith
21st Century Set
·         Lavender Ray LaMontagne
·         Our Swords Band of Horses
·         Time’s Motet and Galliard Comedy of Errors
·         Jigsaw Marillion
·         Let’s Live Together Glass Harp
·         I Think of You Renaissance
SIAS: Miles Davis “Bitches Brew” (S2) Miles Davis – Bitches Brew
·         Miles Runs The Voodoo Down Miles Davis
·         Sanctuary Miles Davis
Time to find a groove!
·         Midnight Flyer Trapeze
·         Look Wot You Dun Slade
·         Wanna Shout It Bites
Genres Collide! Segue or Trainwreck?
·         Drowned Pete Townshend
·         Black Crow Joni Mitchell
·         Hounds of Love Kate Bush
·         Despite Repeated Warnings Paul McCartney
·         She Wandered Through The Garden Fence Procol Harum
·         The Great Train Robbery Mountain
·         Post Toasties Tommy Bolin
·         Sunshine of Your Love Cream
·         Jewish Spirit
Chill Down Set  
·         Bouree Jethro Tull
·         Love Remembered Focus
·         Baker Street Gerry Rafferty
·         Babylon Sister Steely Dan
·         The City Mark-Almond Band

 

 

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Northern Star 27th  February 2020.

Dark Rainbow!

Theme Pallas – Northern Star

  • Drifting Sun – Hidden truth
  • Cosmograf – unreasonable Silence
  • Hats Off gentlemen it’s adequate – Defiance
  • Time Collider – Oppress finesse
  • Steven Wilson – First regret/3 years older
  • Killing Joke – Pandemonium
  • Checking for Echo – The war within
  • Marillion – Chelsea Monday
  • Antimatter – here come the men
  • Black Sabbath – who are you
  • Bonzo dog do dah band – Canyons of your mind
  • Doris Brendel – little act of defiance
  • C-Live Collective – The age of insanity pt 1
  • Enochian Theory – This aching isolation
  • Led Zeppelin – Rain Song
  • Howard Sinclair – Fake
  • Utopia – Trapped
  • King Crimson – Fracture
  • Manic Street preachers – Spectators of suicide
  • Bronski Beat – Ain’t Necessarily so
  • Genesis – In The cage medley/ afterglow

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This news story was originally published here: https://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/noisecide-enjoy-the-silence-depeche-mode-cover-premiere/

Industrial metal outfit NOISECIDE are premiering a music video for a cover of Depeche Mode’s hit “Enjoy the Silence.” Watch it below.

Guitarist and singer Danicide stated: “‘Enjoy the Silence’ is one of our biggest influences and one of the reason we founded this band, and it’s the song’s 30th anniversary. We really like the way the melody develops along with the chord progression and what it transmits. The verse and chorus are so catchy and very nostalgic for us. Also, the meaning of the lyrics is great, simple but concise; sometimes words are not necessary and our interpretation of the title ‘Enjoy the Silence’ means that we should or learn how to enjoy the peace, try to be peaceful persons. The lyrics itself resume what could happen in a relation ship, that sometimes we said promises that we are not going to keep, so it transmits love over fight in our opinion, sometimes arguing is pointless.

About the challenges NOISECIDE faced when working on arranging the piece, the band says: “We think it was finding the right balance between the intro and the rest of the song, so we wanted it to be melodic yet powerful. Then we thought it was missing something, so Pamcide (Poison Lady, the bass player) suggest if would be cool to add a guitar solo, and yeah, it was like magic. Danicide started to play some notes and the solo came out of nowhere, it was a magic moment of total inspiration and it fit so nicely and we kept it. Then we added the synths to give it like a modern synthpop sound influence, and yeah, we wanted to sound a little gothic as well and we tried some choirs sounds. Danicide decided to add some harmonies and robotic voice sound to that part, so it would sound more epic, so the whole process took like 16 hours but we ended up happy with the final result.

NOISECIDE plans on releasing more covers as well as original music in the near feature.

We want to keep releasing new music (originals and some cover versions) and videos, release our first LP and play local and international shows this year, expand our audience. We also like to record and document all our live shows (audio and video) so we will be releasing some live shows videos as well soon, do Instagram live rehearsals where you can join every Monday at 7:30pm to 9:00pm (GMT-3). To resume the main goal is to keep doing what we love to do and we hope people enjoy it as well.

Watch a video for “Enjoy the Silence” below. The cover is also available on Soundcloud. For more music visit Noisecide on Bandcamp, and follow them on Facebook.

The post Premiere: NOISECIDE Launch Music Video for DEPECHE MODE Cover “Enjoy the Silence” appeared first on Prog Sphere.

This news story was originally published here: http://www.prog-sphere.com/specials/noisecide-enjoy-the-silence-depeche-mode-cover-premiere/

Industrial metal outfit NOISECIDE are premiering a music video for a cover of Depeche Mode’s hit “Enjoy the Silence.” Watch it below.

Guitarist and singer Danicide stated: “‘Enjoy the Silence’ is one of our biggest influences and one of the reason we founded this band, and it’s the song’s 30th anniversary. We really like the way the melody develops along with the chord progression and what it transmits. The verse and chorus are so catchy and very nostalgic for us. Also, the meaning of the lyrics is great, simple but concise; sometimes words are not necessary and our interpretation of the title ‘Enjoy the Silence’ means that we should or learn how to enjoy the peace, try to be peaceful persons. The lyrics itself resume what could happen in a relation ship, that sometimes we said promises that we are not going to keep, so it transmits love over fight in our opinion, sometimes arguing is pointless.

About the challenges NOISECIDE faced when working on arranging the piece, the band says: “We think it was finding the right balance between the intro and the rest of the song, so we wanted it to be melodic yet powerful. Then we thought it was missing something, so Pamcide (Poison Lady, the bass player) suggest if would be cool to add a guitar solo, and yeah, it was like magic. Danicide started to play some notes and the solo came out of nowhere, it was a magic moment of total inspiration and it fit so nicely and we kept it. Then we added the synths to give it like a modern synthpop sound influence, and yeah, we wanted to sound a little gothic as well and we tried some choirs sounds. Danicide decided to add some harmonies and robotic voice sound to that part, so it would sound more epic, so the whole process took like 16 hours but we ended up happy with the final result.

NOISECIDE plans on releasing more covers as well as original music in the near feature.

We want to keep releasing new music (originals and some cover versions) and videos, release our first LP and play local and international shows this year, expand our audience. We also like to record and document all our live shows (audio and video) so we will be releasing some live shows videos as well soon, do Instagram live rehearsals where you can join every Monday at 7:30pm to 9:00pm (GMT-3). To resume the main goal is to keep doing what we love to do and we hope people enjoy it as well.

Watch a video for “Enjoy the Silence” below. The cover is also available on Soundcloud. For more music visit Noisecide on Bandcamp, and follow them on Facebook.

The post Premiere: NOISECIDE Launch Music Video for DEPECHE MODE Cover “Enjoy the Silence” appeared first on Prog Sphere.