All posts by Steve Blease

Edition 203 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Fox Ache – Exodus (from Far Canal)
We Are Kin – I Won’t Go Back (from Bruised Sky)
Tony Patterson & Doug Melbourne – Antarctica (from The Divide)
Nightmare Scenario – Gravity’s Pull (from Beyond What Is Real)
Thomas Giles – Devotion (feat. Jake Troth) (from Velcro Kid)
The C:Live Collective – The Fifth Estate – Part One (The Dictator Speaks) (from The Age of Insanity)
Marillion – Go! (from
Iris – Memory Of Eagle (from Crossing the Desert)
Queen – The Prophet’s Song (from A Night At The Opera)
Led Zeppelin – No Quarter (from Houses of the Holy)
Pendragon – The Black Knight (from The Jewel)
Dagaband – Second Time Around (from Second Time Around)
The Red Paintings – Dead Adult (from The Revolution Is Never Coming)
The Dear Hunter – The Most Cursed of Hands / Who Am I (from Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional)
Magnum – Wild Swan (from Wings of Heaven)
King’s X – Goldilox (from Out Of The Silent Planet)
God Is An Astronaut – Elysian Fields (from A Moment Of Stillness)
65daysofstatic – Aren’t We All Running? (from The Fall of Math)
Bruce Soord – Familiar Patterns (from Bruce Soord)
Steven Wilson – Cut Ribbon (from Cut Ribbon)
Deep Purple – Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming (from Purpendicular)

Edition 195 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Threshold – Fist of Tongues
Brutai – Die
Aeon Zen – The First and Only Line
The Phantom of Phobos – Collide
Dreadnought – Besieged

Epic at 11: Redemption – Something Wicked This Way Comes

Phaeton – March of the Synthetics
Mendel – Descending Upon Hades

Album of the Week: Conception – In Your Multitude

Under A Mourning Star
A Million Goda
In Your Multitude

Pain of Salvation – The Big Machine

Edition 202 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


The Emerald Dawn – As Darkness Falls (from Nocturne)
Drifting Sun – Missing (from Planet Junkie)
Cosmograf – Godspeed (from Mind Over Depth)
viseMènn – Begging You Please (from You Are)
Analog Missionary – Rivers Made for Crossing (from Arc)
Echolyn – Island (from Echolyn)
Kayak – They Get To Know Me (from Kayak II)
Camel – Earthrise (from Mirage)
Eloy – Reflections From The Spheres Beyond (from Ocean 2 – The Answer)
Equinox – Angel of Passion (from Equinox)
Kevin Lawry – The Shadows Stole The Dawn (from The Shadows Stole The Dawn)
Edison’s Children – Spiraling (from In The Last Waking Moments…)
John Wesley – Last Man By Your Side (from The Emperor Falls)
Porcupine Tree – Stranger By The Minute (from Stupid Dream)
Pure Reason Revolution – Last Man, Last Round (from Hammer and Anvil)
Bullet Height – Bastion (from No Atonement)
Diamond Head – The Coffin Train (from The Coffin Train)
Rebecca Downes – Breathe Out (from More Sinner Than Saint)
Ulver – Echo Chamber (Room of Tears) (from Sic Transit Gloria Mundi)
Archive – Splinters (from The False Foundation)
잠비나이- 검은 빛은 붉은 빛으로 (from 온다)

Edition 194 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Dream Theater – Strange Deja Vu
Watchtower – Arguments Against Design
Redemption – Eyes You Dare Not Meet in Dreams
Zero Hour – The Temple Within
Queensrÿche – Launder the Conscience

Epic at 11: Symphony X – The Divine Wings Of Tragedy

Periphery – The Gods Must Be Crazy!
The Contortionist – Thrive

Album of the Week: Fates Warning – Theories of Flight

The Ghosts of Home
White Flag

Between The Buried And Me – Obfuscation

Edition 201 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Mystery – As I Am – Beneath The Veil Of Winter’s Face
Saga – A Number With a Name (from The Human Condition)
Karcius – Absence of Light (from The Fold)
Harmonium – Sur Une Corde Raide / L’Exil (from L’heptade)
Triumph – Blinding Light Show / Moonchild (from Triumph)
Devin Townsend Project – Failure (from Transcendence)
Hillward – The End Of Logic (from Flies In Amber Stones)
Rush – Cygnus X-1 (from A Farewell to Kings)
Rush – Cygnus X-1 Book II: Hemisphere (from Hemispheres)
Blood Ceremony – Goodbye Gemini (from The Eldritch Dark)
Cirkus – Wild Dogs (from Wild Dogs)
Intervals – Touch and Go (from The Way Forward)
Miriodor – Le Règne des Termites (from Mekano)
FM – Black Noise (from Black Noise)
Max Webster – Lily (from Max Webster)
The Tea Party – Gyroscope (from Transmission)
Voïvod – Angel Rat (from Angel Rat)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor – East Hastings (from F♯ A♯ ∞)

Edition 193 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Angra – Angels Cry
Viper – Soldiers of Sunrise
Viper – Living for the Night
Angra – Make Believe
Angra – Paradise
Virgo – Crazy Me?
Luca Turilli – Demonheart
Shaman – Here I Am
Shaman – Born to Be
André Matos – Rio
André Matos – Mentalize
Avantasia – Blizzard On A Broken Mirror
Symfonia – In Paradisum
André Matos – Oversoul

Edition 200 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Muse – Feeling Good (from Origin of Symmetry)
Spock’s Beard – The Good Don’t Last (radio edit) (from The Kindness of Strangers)
Discipline – Here There Is No Soul (from Captives Of The Wine Dark Sea)
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – Blood Moon (from Broken Lines)
Caligula’s Horse – Ephemera (from Moments From Ephemeral City)
No-Man – Ocean Song (from Ocean Song)
Porcupine Tree – Orchidia (from Futile)
Genesis – Wot Gorilla? (from Wind & Wuthering)
Peter Gabriel – Excuse Me (from Peter Gabriel)
Cairo – Wiped Out (from Say)
Rhys Marsh And The Autumn Ghost – Read The Cards (from The Blue Hour)
Lonely Robot – The Signal (from Under Stars)
Marillion – After Me (from Seasons End)
All About Eve – The Empty Dancehall (from Scarlet And Other Stories)
Kate Bush – Leave It Open (from The Dreaming)
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark – The New Stone Age (from Architecture & Morality)
CIRCU5 – The Chosen One – Baptism (from CIRCU5)
Amplifier – Black Rainbow (from Mystoria)
Barclay James Harvest – Mother Dear (from Barclay James Harvest)
Argent – Freefall (from Argent)
Chantel McGregor – Burn Your Anger (from Lose Control)
Tristan Park – Ambition (from Looking Homeward)
Sylvan – Encounters III: Your Source (from Encounters)
Lazuli – Tristes Moitiés (from Tant Que L’herbe Est Grasse)
Tom Slatter – The Engine That Played Through Their Honeymoon (from Three Rows of Teeth)
David Bowie – Lady Stardust (from The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars)
Atomic Rooster – Space Cowboy (from Made in England)
Ayreon – Journey To Forever (from The Source)
Karibow – Through the Eyes of a Ghost: Part 2 Spectral Progression (from The Unchosen)
Osaka Punch – Funky Brother (from Voodoo Love Machine)
Amogh Symphony – Cats Can in Narnia (from IV)
Van Halen – Ice Cream Man (from Van Halen)
Plini – Ko Ki (from Ko Ki)
sleepmakeswaves – the obstacle is the path (from the obstacle is the path)
Zero Hour – Lies (from Dark Deceiver)
Cynthesis – A Most Trivial Pursuit (from ReEvolution)
Camel – Supertwister (from Mirage)
Jethro Tull – Ladies (from War Child)
O.S.I. – Our Town (from Free)
Queensrÿche – Surgical Strike (from Rage For Order)
Vôdûn – Mawu (from Possession)
Tengger Cavalry – Horseman (from Blood Sacrifice Shaman)
Van Halen – Ice Cream Man (from Van Halen)
Joey Eppard – The End is Begun (from Joey Eppard Live In Concert)

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We’ll be devoting the entire show to music from the Great White North featuring artists like Rush, Saga, Mystery, Devin Townsend, Harmonium, Triumph, Voïvod, Max Webster, Karcius, Hillward, FM, Blood Ceremony, Cirkus, Intervals, Miriodor, The Tea Party and Godspeed You! Black Emperor…
So embrace your inner Cannuck with Progzilla Radio on Canada Day!
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Edition 192 of Steve Blease’s Heavy Elements is now available as a podcast.


Periphery – Have a Blast
Between the Buried and Me – Goodbye to Everything/Astral Body
Gojira – Flying Whales
Porcupine Tree – Futile
The Tea Party – Army Ants

Epic at 11: Orphaned Land – The Path (pts. 1 & 2)

Liquid Tension Experiment – Acid Rain
Tool – Vicarious

Album of the Week: The Mars Volta – The Bedlam in Goliath

Wax Simulacra

Pryapisme – La notion de chiralité de spin et d’oscillation de saveur des particules supersymétriques définissant un champs scalaire lors d’une transition de conifold en cosmologie branaire dans un modèle ekpyrotique

Edition 199 of Sounds That Can Be Made is now available as a podcast!


Big Big Train – The Florentine (from Grand Tour)
The Gift – When You Are Old (from Antenna)
Daniel Tompkins – Cinders (from Castles)
Virgo (Matos/Paeth) – Street of Babylon (from Virgo)
Angra – Holy Land (from Holy Land)
The Minstrel’s Ghost – The Road to Avalon (from The Road to Avalon)
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb (from The Wall)
AC/DC – Thunderstruck (Live) (from AC/DC Live)
Rammstein – Deutschland (from Rammstein)
Metallica – The Ecstasy Of Gold (from We All Love Ennio Morricone)
The HU – Shoog Shoog (from The Gereg)
Jolly – Rain (from Family)
Freedom To Glide – Broken Road (from Seed)
Strawbs – Tomorrow (from Grave New World)
Wishbone Ash – Throw Down The Sword (from Argus)
Rocket Scientists – Escape (from Oblivion Days)
Servants of Science – Peripheral (from The Swan Song)
The Dreaming Tree – Slender Versions Of The Truth (from Progress Has No Patience)
Porcupine Tree – Stars Die (from Stars Die: The Delerium Years 1991–1997)
The Mute Gods – Praying To A Mute God (from Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me)
Weend’O – Angel Dust (from Time of Awakening)
Bear McCreary – Godzilla (feat. Serj Tankian) (from Godzilla – King of the Monsters OST)