All posts by Steve Blease

Edition 161 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Alice In Chains – Rainier Fog (from Rainier Fog)
The Paradox Twin – The Paradox Twin (from The Importance Of Mr Bedlam)
Not a Good Sign – Truth (from Icebound)
Subsignal – The Passage (from La Muerta)
Distant Dream – Images (feat. Pierre Danel) (from Your Own Story)

Connect 4:
Velvet Revolver – Slither (from Contraband)
Lenny Kravitz – Always On The Run (from Mama Said)
Rush – Tom Sawyer (from Moving Pictures)
Max Webster – Paradise Skies (from A Million Vacations)

The Id – The Masque (from The Masque)

Jurassic Prog:
Cathedral – The Crossing (from Stained Glass Stories)
Camel – Echoes (from Breathless)

Marillion – Out Of This World (from Afraid of Sunlight)
Porcupine Tree – Four Chords that Made a Million (from Lightbulb Sun)
Touchstone – Joker In The Pack (from Wintercoast)
Losers – Azan (from …And So We Shall Never Part)

Monsters of Progzilla:
Tina Dico – In The Red (live)
Snarky Puppy – Sleeper (live)
Steely Dan – Reelin’ In The Years (live)
Dave Stewart & Barbara Gaskin – Leipzig (live)
Peter Gabriel – No Self Control (live)
Frank Zappa – Cruisin’ For Burgers (live)

Panic Room – Nocturnal (from Skin)

Edition 152 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Ethernity – The Prototype
Vodun – Spirits Past
Riverside – Lament
Dreadnought – A Drifting Reign
DGM – Hereafter

Live at 11: Crimson Glory at the Manatee Civic Center, Palmetto, Florida on September 2nd 1989
Queen Of The Masquerade (live)
Eternal World (live)
Lost Reflection (live)

Animals As Leaders – Arithmophobia
Communic Official – Black Flag of Hate

Album of the Week: Haji’s kitchen – Twenty Twelve
Define The Lie

Toehider – How Do Ghosts Work?

Edition 160 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Shineback – Kill Devil Hills (from Dial)
The Pineapple Thief – Far Below (from Dissolution)
Dilemma – The Space Between The Waves (from Random Acts Of Liberation)
Hedfuzy – Shadows For The Disappeared (from Waves)
Napier’s Bones – Free To Choose (from Monuments)

Connect 4:
Electric Light Orchestra – Roll Over Beethoven (from ELO 2)
Beckett – Life’s Shadow (from Beckett)
Iron Maiden – Hallowed Be Thy Name (from The Number of the Beast)
Budgie – I Turned To Stone (from Nightflight)

The Smashing Pumpkins – Oceania (from Oceania)

Jurassic Prog:
Comus – Song to Comus (from First Utterance)
Focus – Focus II (from Moving Waves)

IT – Revolution (from We’re All In This Together)
Imagine Dragons – Friction (from Smoke + Mirrors)
The Dear Hunter – Bring You Down (from Migrant)
Muse – Unintended (from Showbiz)

Monsters of Progzilla:
Band of Horses – Is There A Ghost (live)
Return to Forever – So Long Mickey Mouse (live)
PFM – River Of Life (live)
King Crimson – Cirkus (live)
Barclay James Harvest – Dark Now My Sky (live)
The Moody Blues – Legend of a Mind (live)

Joey Eppard – Blood Lust Tusks (from Been to the Future)

Edition 151 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.Playlist:

Ross The Boss – Devil’s Day
Gloryhammer – The Unicorn Invasion of Dundee
Nocturnal Rites – A Heart As Black As Coal
Voyager – Hyperventilating
Cellar Darling – Black Moon
Oceans of Slumber – Suffer the Last Bridge
Doro – Hero
Angra – Travellers Of Time
Manimal – March of Madness
Persefone – Mind as Universe
Bloodbound – War of Dragons
Labyrinth – Take on My Legacy
Redemption – Someone Else’s Problem (radio edit)
Sons Of Apollo – Coming Home
Triosphere – Steal Away the Light
Eclipse – The Downfall Of Eden
Soen – Purpose
VUUR – The Fire – San Francisco
Alestorm – Keelhauled
Tarja – Demons in You (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)


Edition 159 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Asia – Wildest Dreams (from Asia)
The Gun – Race With the Devil (from Gun)
Atomic Rooster – Breakthrough (from In Hearing Of)
Budgie – You’re The Biggest Thing Since Powdered Milk (from Never Turn Your Back On a Friend)
SNAFU – Goodbye USA (from SNAFU)
Midnight Sun – Winds Gonna Blow (from Walking Circles)
Paladin – Watching The Word Pass By (from Charge!)
Art Griffin’s Sound Chaser – Red Sky at Night (from Visions From The Present)
Ben Craven – Great & Terrible Potions (from Great & Terrible Potions)
Rick Wakeman – Ride Of Your Life (from Return To The Centre Of The Earth)
Steve Howe – Look Over Your Shoulder (from The Steve Howe Album)
Uriah Heep – Paradise/ The Spell (from Demons and Wizards)
Babe Ruth – Joker (from First Base)
Gentle Giant – River (from Octopus)
Badger – Wind Of Change (from One Live Badger)
Greenslade – Bedside Manners Are Extra (from Bedside Manners Are Extra)
It Bites – Positively Animal (from Eat Me In St Louis)
Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe – Order Of The Universe (from Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe)
Yes – Ritual (Nous Sommes Du Soleil) (from Tales From Topographic Oceans)

Edition 150 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Sons of Apollo – Labyrinth
The Vicious Head Society – Psychedelic Torture Trip
Semantic Saturation – Ulterior Harmony
Platypus – Partial To The Bean (A Tragic American Quintogy)

Live at 11: Dream Theater live at Le Bataclan in Paris France on June 25th 1998

Eve (live)
Mean Street (live)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (live)
Anna Lee (live)

Black Country Communion – The Outsider
Yngwie Malmsteen – Priest Of The Unholy

Album of the Week: Derek Sherinian – Blood Of The Snake

Prelude To Battle
Viking Massacre
Man With No Name
Czar Of Steel

Planet X – Ignotus Per Ignotium

Edition 158 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Mike Kershaw – Fear Factory (from Arms Open Wide)
Mystery – Come to Me (from Lies and Butterflies)
Southern Empire – Goliath’s Moon (from Civilisation)
Superstring – Scape (from Architecture)
The Vostok – Friendship Dies (from Lack of Instinct EP)

Connect 4:
Thaikkudam Bridge – Inside My Head (from Inside My Head)
The Sea Within – Ashes of Dawn (from The Sea Within)
Spastic Ink – Melissa’s Friend (from Ink Compatible)
Watchtower – M-Theory Overture (from Concepts of Math: Book One)

Magma Waves – Ruins of Matsukura Castle (from Mitsuki, Hida, 1579)

Jurassic Prog:
Genesis – Visions of Angels (from Trespass)
Hard Meat – The Ballad Of Marmalade Emma And Teddy Grimes (from Through a Window)

Rush – Seven Cities Of Gold (from Clockwork Angels)
Dirt Poor Robins – Evergreen (from The Raven Locks Act 2)
Porcupine Tree – Mellotron Scratch (from Deadwing)
Transatlantic – Mystery Train (from SMPTe)

Monsters of Progzilla:
The Fierce and the Dead – Ark (live)
Twelfth Night – Take a Look (live)
Lazuli – Les Courants Ascendants (live)
Discipline – Between Me and the End (live)
Blur – The Universal (Live)
IQ – Leap of Faith (live)

Foxing – Indica (from Dealer)