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Edition 193 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Titus Groan – Hall of Bright Carvings: Theme / In the Dusty High-Vaulted Hall / The Burning / Theme (from Titus Groan)
Beckett – Life’s Shadow (from Beckett)
England – Three Piece Suite (from Garden Shed)
Comus – Song To Comus (from First Utterance)
FM – Black Noise (from Black Noise)
Triumvirat – Illusions On A Double Dimple (from Illusions On A Double Dimple)
Imagine – Castles Of Sand (from Images, Clear Skies and Rainbows)
Gryphon – (Ein klein) Heldenleben (from Raindance)
Carmen – Fandangos In Space (from Fandangos In Space)
Medusa – The Change (from Calling You)
After The Fire – Dance of the Marionette (from Signs of Change)
Pluto – Road to Glory (from Pluto)
Tempest – We Can Flow (from Tempest)
Harmonium – Histoire Sans Paroles (from Si On Avait Besoin D’Une Cinquieme)

Edition 185 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Devin Townsend Project – Stormbending
The Devin Townsend Band – Deadhead
Devin Townsend – Regulator
Devin Townsend Project – Rejoice
Devin Townsend – Life Is All Dynamics
Devin Townsend – Planet Rain
Strapping Young Lad – Spirituality
Devin Townsend Project – Feather
Devin Townsend & Ché Aimee Dorval – The Bridge
Devin Townsend – Earth Day
Vai – Pig
Paradise Lost – Two Worlds (feat. Devin Townsend)
Devin Townsend Project – Sumeria
The Devin Townsend Band – Triumph
Devin Townsend – Hyperdrive
Devin Townsend – Deathray
Devin Townsend Project – Addicted!
Devin Townsend Project – Disruptr
Devin Townsend Project – Kingdom
Strapping Young Lad – S.Y.L.
Strapping Young Lad – Force Fed
James Murphy – The Last One (feat. Devin Townsend)
ReVamp – The Anatomy Of A Nervous Breakdown: Neurasthenia (feat. Devin Townsend)
Strapping Young Lad – Skesis
Strapping Young Lad – Far Beyond Metal
Gojira – Of Blood And Salt (feat. Devin Townsend & Fredrik Thordendal)
Ihsahn – Introspection (feat. Devin Townsend)
Devin Townsend – Spirits Will Collide
Devin Townsend – End

Edition 192 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Broken Parachute – Masterframe (from Living Dangerously)
Grus Paridae – Melting Pot (from Melting Pot)
Mike Kershaw – Dark Spaces (from Arms Open Wide)
Landmarq – Forever Young (from Solitary Witness)
Beardfish – The Hunter (from Sleeping In Traffic: Part 2)
Beggars Opera – Time Machine (from Waters of Change)
Emerson Lake & Palmer – Tarkus (from Tarkus)
Budgie – Nude Disintegrating Parachutist Woman (from Budgie)
Alice Cooper – Halo Of Flies (from Killer)
Devin Townsend – Thing Beyond Things (from Ocean Machine: Biomech)
Savatage – The Wake Of Magellan (from The Wake Of Magellan)
John Wesley – In Sight of the Rainbow (from Chasing Monsters)
Marillion – Separated Out (from Anoraknophobia)
Anekdoten – The Games We Play (from Gravity)
The Dear Hunter – Blame Paradise (from All Is As All Should Be)
Ray Wilson – Adolescent Breakdown (from The Next Best Thing)
Paul Cusick – Waiting (from P’dice)
God Is An Astronaut – Golden Sky (from Age of the Fifth Sun)
Audrey Fall – 1944 (from Mitau)
Opeth – To Bid You Farewell (from Morningrise)

Edition 191 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Pavlov’s Dog – Easter Day (from Prodigal Dreamer)
Cosmograf – The Smoke And The Flame (from Mind Over Depth)
Now In Colour – Yeti (from Now In Colour)
Amplifier – Fractal (from Fractal EP)
Haken – Bound By Gravity (from Affinity)
Frost* – Milliontown (from Milliontown)
Gravytrain – Staircase To The Day (from Staircase To The Day)
Gryphon – Checkmate (from Red Queen to Gryphon Three)
Yes – Changes (from 90125)
Judas Priest – Breaking The Law (from British Steel)
TumbleTown – Transatlantic (from Never Too Late)
Roger Waters – The Most Beautiful Girl (from Is This The Life We Really Want?)
Porcupine Tree – Last Chance To Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled (from Lightbulb Sun)
Gilmore Trail – Origins / Oceans (from The Floating World)
Halocraft – She speaks of stars (from Chains For The Sea)
White Moth Black Butterfly – The World Won’t Sleep (from One Thousand Wings)
Duran Duran – Lady Xanax (from Pop Trash)
Marillion – Easter (from Season’s End)

Edition 184 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Zero Hour – Eyes of Denial
Zero Hour – The Towers of Avarice
Death Machine – Believing
Zero Hour – A Fragile Mind
Zero Hour – Evidence of the Unseen
Zero Hour – Inner Spirit
Cynthesis – Incision
Abnormal Thought Patterns – The Machine Within
Abnormal Thought Patterns – Manipulation Under Anesthesia
Cynthesis – Persistence of Visions
Abnormal Thought Patterns – Distortions of Perception
A Dying Planet – Facing the Incurable

Devin Townsend is one of the most talented and prolific musicians in the progressive and metal arenas. This week’s Heavy Elements show on Progzilla Radio focusses on the Canadian musician with a three hour show covering his solo work and contributions with a wide variety of artists over the last quarter of a decade…

Tune in to Progzilla Radio at the earlier time of 9.00pm (BST) or 10.00pm (US Eastern) Friday 3rd May.

Edition 183 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Aeon Zen – Inveritas
Queensrÿche – Light-Years
Vetrar Draugurinn – Hinterlands
Red Cain – All Is Violence
Semistereo – Wreckage

Epic at 11: Zero Hour – Demise and Vestige

Devin Townsend Project – Awake!!
Leprous – The Valley

Album of the Week: A Perfect Circle – Mer de Noms


Dream Theater – Home

Edition 190 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Bader Nana – Game Of Thrones Main Theme Rock Version
Mastodon – White Walker (from White Walker)
Sigur Rós – The Rains of Castamere (from Game Of Thrones: Season 4 (Music from the HBO® Series))
The Sword – To Take the Black (from Gods of the Earth)
Blind Guardian – War Of The Thrones (from At The Edge of Time)
Blind Guardian – The Quest For Tanelorn (from Somewhere Far Beyond)
Blue Öyster Cult – Black Blade (from Cultosaurus Erectus)
Hawkwind – Arioch (from The Chronicle Of The Black Sword)
Hawkwind – Magnu (from Warrior on the Edge of Time)
Black Sabbath – The Wizard (from Black Sabbath)
Pink Floyd – The Gnome (from The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn)
Barclay James Harvest – Galadriel (from Once Again)
Uriah Heep – The Wizard (from Demons and Wizards)
Glass Hammer – This Fading Age (from On To Evermore)
Rush – The Necromancer (from Caress of Steel)
Led Zeppelin – The Battle Of Evermore (from Led Zeppelin IV)
Camel – Nimrodel/The Procession/The White Rider (from Mirage)
Bob Catley – The Wraith Of The Rings (from Middle Earth)
Battlelore – Gollum’s Cry (from Third Age of the Sun)
Fruupp – Gormenghast (from Modern Masquerades)
The Cure – The Drowning Man (from Faith)
Steve Hackett – Ace of Wands (from Voyage Of The Acolyte)
Manowar – Dark Avenger (from Battle Hymns)
Marillion – Grendel (Live At The Reading Festival 27/8/83) (from Early Stages)

Edition 182 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


TREP – Architect
Haken – Nil By Mouth
Devin Townsend – Spirits Will Collide
Sadman Institute – Sacrifice
Zero Hour – Specs of Pictures Burnt Beyond

Epic at 11: Periphery – Reptile

Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage
Persefone – The Great Reality

Album of the Week: Aeon Zen – Enigma


Amplifier – The Consultancy

Edition 189 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


BaK – Us All (from Painter)
Lonely Robot – Ancient Ascendant (from Under Stars)
Dandelion Charm – Stephanie (from Stephanie)
Toby Driver – Smoke-Scented Mycelium (from They Are The Shield)
Lux Terminus – Effusion (from The Courage To Be)
Jethro Tull – A Passion Play, part I, acts I & II (from A Passion Play)
Spring – The Prisoner (Eight By Ten) (from Spring)
England – Midnight Madness (from Garden Shed)
Comedy Of Errors – The Student Prince Part 1 (When Will I See You Again) (from Disobey)
Subsignal – My Sanctuary (from Touchstones)
Riverside – Wasteland (from Wasteland)
The Dreaming Tree – Forever Not Forever (from Silverfade)
Muse – Thoughts Of A Dying Atheist (from Absolution)
Abigail’s Ghost – Mother May I? (from Selling Insincerity)
Talitha Rise – Twisted Tree (from An Abandoned Orchid House)
The Reasonable Hope – Amidst The Pines (from Reminiscences EP)
sleepmakeswaves – Children (single version) (from Distant Lands tour split 7”)
The Fierce And The Dead – 1991 (from The Euphoric)
Cynic – Belong (from The Portal Tapes)
The Red Paintings – The Revolution Is Never Coming (from The Revolution Is Never Coming)
Galahad – Seize The Day 2019 Shred Mix (single version) (from Seize The Day)