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LAST UPDATE 12/03/2000..
. CAMEL - "Rajaz"
In 1972, England, Andrew Latimer and his brother started playing together with Andy Ward and Doug Ferguson, after some times Peter Bardens comes to play together, at this moment the band "Camel" was born.  It's very dificult to describe what this group means to me, there are no words to express the Camel's music. After many years the Band Camel is still alive with the same energy and force to create fine and great music, the spirit and the visions of the members are still alive. The music of Rajaz is incredible, dynamic, powerful, evocative and  melodical, they are showing us their musical experience. Rajaz's  features: Andrew Latimer: Guitar, Vocals, Flute, Keyboards and Percusion, Colin Bass: Bass Guitar, Dave Stewart: Drums and Percussion, Barry Phillips: Cello and Ton  Scherpenzeel makes a guest appearance on keyboards. To hear Camel, is to love them...
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01/30/2000.......................................................................More information about the Band go to CAMEL HOME PAGE...
. PANTOMMIND - "Farewell"
The beginning was in 1993 as "Lavender Haze", from 1995 they are "Pantommind" a great Progressive Rock Metal Band from Bulgarian. The first album of the group "Farewell" was recorded in the period 1998-99. Likely to John Oliva (Savatage), the co-producer of "Farewell" Jiip Randam is former member of the band and takes part in some of the songs, the album was recorded in his home studio"Fugitive Sound Rec." All of the band members was born and live in one and the same town, they are inspired from different styles in music and they are consolidated around the ideas of Progressive Music. If anybody wants to look in their world, better thing is to listen "Farewell". The demo-album consists of  7 songs and 3 instrumentals, united in a conceptual consistency. Pantommind are:Tony Ivan - Lead & Background Vocals, "Floyd" Rossen - Guitars, Pete Christ - Guitars, Keyboards, Dean "The boss" - Bass, Drago - Drums, Percussion and Jiip Randam - Additional Fx, Guitar, Keyboards & Percussion...
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03/05/2000..................................................................Do you want to know more? Go to PANTOMMIND HOME PAGE...
. FINCH - "Stage '76/The Making of... Galleons of Passion"
The foundation of Finch was laid bay the bass guitarist Peter Vink and the drummer Peter Klaasse. The band was born from members of the renowned Rock Group "Q65". In the past Finch often played together with Kayak and ware evem booked as a supporting act to famous groups such as Camel and Hawkwind. The band started play with great influense from King Crinson, Yes, Genesis and Pink Floyd. 1977 Finch was released the album entitled "Galleons of Passion" the atmosphere on the 5 tracks of the album was reminiscent of the "Genesis" sound. "Stage '76/The Making of... Galleons of Passion"  was re-mastered from the original master tapes and represents the same atmosphere of creation from the LP. A double CD with alive tracks as: "Scars on The Ego", "A Passion Condensed" and some bonus tracks unreleased live versions. Special particular attention and high recommendable...
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03/05/2000..........................................................................Would you like to know more? Go to FINCH HOME PAGE...
. DONNAMATRIX - "Cyberia"
Donnamatrix comes with much influence of the King Crimson, remind me some thing of Pink Floyd and also of the Yes, they added a small electronic influences of the Tangerine Dream and it passes for the Progressive Metal and the Gothic of years 90. They are musicians with great influences of many bands of the past. All the songs are well loaded in the guitars with a marcante drums. Donnamatrix used many intelligence and technology to creat the music on this CD. The members captured moments that usually had lost during the last years. "Cyberia" is the final piece of a trilogy, this CD includes remixed pieces from "Monster Cat", "Cybersphere". Also includes new works previously unreleased. Donnamatrix is: Donna Rapp - Vocals, Steev Wiggs - Guitars, Earl Rapp - Drums and Percussion, Rich Razzi - Keyboards and Samples and Tom Slusar - Bass Guitar. Recorded at Burlington Sound Factory & Vampire Studios, Desing by Sttev Wiggs. Excellent and indispensable work, high recommendable...
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03/19/2000................................................................Do you want to know more? Go to DONNAMATRIX HOME PAGE...
. MENAYERI - "Tiempo Fugitivo"
Menayeri is a brainchild of Edgardo Alvarez (guitars) and Enrique Ocasio (drums) the band came from Ponce, Porto Rico. This voyage started during the last half of 1992. At first they started plaing in Pubs, Colleges, and Radio. In January 1999 the basic tracks for the first cd were recorded. Menayeri mixed elements of Neo Progressive Rock and some touchs of hard rock, in a very Menayeri style adding some melodical voices and also some South America influences. Menayeri started with great Influence from groups like Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, Pink Floyd, Marillion and Rush, they decided to take their music in a new direction. Tiempo Fugitivo has all original material joing all his influences, but all the lyrics were changed to spanish, showing us a original conception of the Band. The lyrics explore different circunstances and conflicts of the human being. Edgardo Alvarez - Guitars, Enrique Ocasio - Drums, Edwin Torres - Vocals, Rambert Bastell - Bass and Manuel Irizarry - Keyboards in february 2000 saw the release of the first CD...
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04/02/2000........................................................................Do you want to know more? Go to MENAYERI HOME PAGE...
. SILENT EXILE - "Dancing With Death"
Silent Exile was born in 1996 and they comes from the french-speaking Canadian area, from Montreal. Between many new bands Silent Exile has a especial diference, the band used a mix of styles, the traditions like Hard Rock, Symphonic Progressive Rock and Progressive Metal, the members show a diferent and modern sound, making a excellent union to a modern Symphonic Progressive Rock Metal.  I can say that Silent Exile is a conception of new Progressive Symphonic Rock Metal with a dynamic and amazing orchestral structure. Dancing With Death has seven songs, all of  them are incredible, but my special particular attention is to "Stratosphere (8:12")" and the great song "Glass Maakerstraat (8:02")", the arrangements and musical performances it seens like a big Symphonic Oschestra. Finally "Images of War, Part I and Part II (14:57"), " there is no word to describe  the song I can say that is the Gran Finale. All arrangements and musical performances by Silent Exile. The Members are: Chriss J.Y. - Vocals, Fabrice Blanchet  - Guitars, Cedric Rioux - Keyboards, Sylvain Gagnon - Bass and Denis Ainsley - Drums, and additional some guest musicians. Excellent and indispensable work, high recommendable...
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05/07/2000............................Would you like to know more about this Great Band? Go to SILENT EXILE HOME PAGE...
. LONGSHOT - "Asylum (first demo)"
We are in 1994 when Michael Reese founded the band Longshot. He is a great fan of "Genesis", "Yes", "King Crinson" and also "Mike Oldfield", now three years after the first album the Band come back with a new CD. The result is, a melodic and progressive blend of the best bands from all the times. Some times we can hear the vocal one of a "IQ" with the symphony of a "YES", and some times a soft Peter Gabriel voices. The first music follows well the style very Mike Oldfield, follow others tracks we can hear "IQ", YES, "Marillion" and of course "Genesis", that is hard to believe all of them plaing together the same music, but with a Longshot style touch. Asylum is a modern Progressive Rock with a very actual keyboards sounds and many effects, with long themes,  this great work was highly influenced by the 70 's masters of progressive music style and adding some actuals style of Neo Progressive Rock bands like "IQ" and "Marillion". Longshot is a excellent project and the musical curse of this CD is a pure delight, all the tracks are  highly recommendable, start with the instrumental song "Asylum Overture", after you can hear "The deleted Files", "Miracle Man", "The Ballad of Peter Blackfrog", "Endless", "Welcome into the Mind Surgery Clinical", "Neurosis's Discover" and "Armageddon". The main instrumental and writer is Michel Reese - Keyboards, Bass, Guitas, Voices & Simmons Drums. Cover and art Designer: Thierry Guilleminot ...
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05/14/2000..................................................................Would you like to know more? Go to LONGSHOT HOME PAGE...
. ARMONITE - "Inuit"
Armonite's history starts in 1996, when Gabriele Rossi, the drummer, contacts two violinists, Giovanni Lanfranchi and Jacopo Bigi, to complete the line-up Rossi contacts the keyboard operator Paolo Fosso, who was a member of a progressive rock metal band, and the bassist Andrea Bacchio, who played for a long time in a Dream Theater tribute band. Italy the land of great bands like: Semiramis, Quella Vecchia Locanda, Locanda Delle Fate, Corte dei Miracoli, Delirium, Foglie di Vetro, De De Lind, Alphataurus, Goblin, Le Orme, PFM, Banco and many others, from there comes now Armonite, we can say that, they are the real picture and soul of the Italian Progressive Rock of years 70, that if it materialized in the beginning of this new century, is not common today new bands to have this conception, without electric guitars but with two electric violins, keyboards, bass and drums, they had obtained a melodical armonia between violins, drums and a soft Keyboards creating sweet melodies with dynamic and amazing sounds. Armonite are able to become a great revelation. We can say that they are between the great groups of Italian Progressive Rock of all the times. "Inuit" has eight tracks, my special and particular attention is to "Mishram", "Eos Aurora" and L´insetto. The band is: Jacopo Bigi - Electric Violin, Giovanni Lanfranchi - Electric Violin, Paolo Fosso - Flute and Keyboards, Andrea Bacchio - Electric Bass and Fretless Bass and Gabriele Rossi - Drums. Excellent and indispensable work, high recommendable...
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05/21/2000.................................Would you like to know more about this great Band? Go to ARMONITE HOME PAGE...
. INQUIRE - "The Neck Pillow"
The Band was founded in late 96, but all members played Progressive Rock in other bands before Inquire. Robert Köhler was the keyboarder with Kampai and participated in two CD recordings, Thomas and Dieter were long time members of  the Band Trespass. They released the fisrt CD "Within" last year.  Inquire is influenced by all the Prog Bands from the 70`s like Camel, Genesis, ELP and King Crimson as well as the so called Kraut Rock Bands like Grobschnitt, Amon Düül 2, Guru Guru and Kraan amoung many others. "The Neck Pillow" was inspired by the movie called "Die Bettwurst", It´s a interesting history in 6 tracks where the main one has 37 minutes divided in two parts. The songs are: Die Bettwurst - Part one (20:44), Circles (17:38), The Death og Ase (2:28), Swidwin (7:09), Die Bettwurst - Part two (16:22), Die Berliner Bettwurst Part one (1:57). In all the songs you can hear an original Progressive Rock with passes of Hard Rock, but also it can hear experimental sounds and melodical parts, with this the members of the band travels in the time bringing all olds germany progressive rock influences of the past to the present days, Actual musicians are: Dieter Cromen - Guitar, Vocals and Bass, Robert Köhler - Keyboards, Thomas Kohls - Drums and Percussion and Uli Mückenheim - Bass. Excellent and indispensable work, high recommendable...
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06/11/2000.......................................................................Would you like to know more? Go to INQUIRE HOME PAGE...
. SHERPA - "Endless Morning"
Sherpa is a new Italian Progressive Rock band, they began to play togheter in the last month of the year 1995. At that time all they had 16 years old and they didan't know what the progressive music was because they play in a young orchestra called "La Serenissima" instruments a little bit different from the one they play in the band. "Endless Morning" is a first Sherpa autoproduced demo CD, recorded at Angel's Wing studio (Varmo UD), with 5 songs for more than an half hour of excellent Prog Rock music, we can listen an union of the classical music performance with the progressive rock music, mixing a classical formation elements with influenses and styles of bands like Jethro Tull and Premiata Forneria Marconi, in some parts adding touchs of a modern progressive rock metal, with this the members created a personal style and their natural instinct with great technical abilities to play Progressive Rock. The musicians are: Paolo Polesel - Drums and Percussion, Christian Comand - V Strings, Mauro Bortolani - Keyboards, Fabio Bonacotta -  Voices and Guitars and Umberto Corazza - Flutes. My special particular attention to the songs "Age of Time" and "Endless Origin". High recommendable...
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06/11/2000.......................................................................Would you like to know more? Go to SHERPA HOME PAGE...
. BRAIN 21 - "A Fascination with the Sun"
The Band Brain 21 comes from Atlanta, Georgia. Four Guys plaing a blend of all music styles. This independent band is strongly influenced by Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, Progressive Metal and also the classic acid-rock from 70´s adding modern and technical styles from 90´s. Brain 21 is a melodical, hard, metal, powerfull and experimental band with a tecnical inteligenc. "A Fascination with the Sun" is the first CD ever full length, with six songs, we can listen a lot of nice progressive touches into the music, it´s like a trip into the acid-rock and progressive bands in the past until the prog metal of the future, my favorite aspect of the music is the quality of all the songs, some times melodical some times hard: "E.C.B", "Nail", "Spirits", "Paper Soul", "A Fascination With The Sun" and "Serengeti". The musicians are: Geoff Efaw - Vocals & Keyboards, Alex F - Guitars, Rob Diaz - Drums, Programming, Percussion and John Davis - Bass Guitars.  This is a fine album...
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07/02/2000.....................................................................Would you like to know more? Go to BRAIN 21 HOME PAGE...
. CONDITION RED - "Same"
Condition Red is a project with nine musicians that was born with an union from talents and great experience. From a high level of songs and music, they have created a conception of modern music and style, this project explorers songs since the Classical Progressive Rock, Hard Rock with blends and influences from Jazz, Fusion and also, of course, the Progressive Rock Metal style, how can we say that Condition Red has a very complex music but with excellent harmony between Guitars, Keyboards, Drums and Violin. Condition Red´s album contains 8 longer tracks of which 3 are all instrumentals. My special and particular attention is to the songs "Judgement Day" (10:31), "Life is Now" (8:51), "Lighthouse" (8:26) and "Learning to live" (4:30). Condition Red are: Alex Masi - Guitars (He has released several solo albums both as Alex Masi and with his band MASI), Lars Eric Mattsson - Guitars, Keyboards and Bass (He has released 5 solo albums and played on 2 albums with Vision and one with Astral Groove), Ella Grussner - Violin and Lead Vocals (Ella is a great musician and singer who also fronts her own band "Barkavall"), Derek Sherinian - Keyboards (He has performed and recorded with Dream Theater, Planet X, Playtypus and Alice Cooper), Alexander King - Synths, Hammond and Grand Piano, Esa Pietila - Sax, Eddie Sledgehammer - Drums, Torgny Stjarnfelt - Vocals and Orjan Sjostrom - Backing Vocals. Produced by Lars Eric Mattsson and all songs writen by Condition Red. Excellent and indispensable work for all fans from Progressive Rock and Progressive Metal, high recommendable...
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07/30/2000.......................................................More information about the Band. Go to CONDITION RED HOME PAGE...
. SILENT CRY - "Goddess of Tears"
The first chords and arrangements of the band Silent Cry appeared at the beginning of 1993 in an initial idea of Dilpho (guitarist and vocalist) and Jefferson (drums, vocalist and lirics). Soon later joined to them bear Cristiano so that they could accomplish the first rehearsals. Inside of that same period, Antônio Mattos (Keyboardist) he also joined to the group. For personal reasons Cristiano decided not to continue with the band being invited then to its place, Jaderson (actual bass). Silent Cry comes from Brazil and it´s not a Progressive Rock Band, they have a style called Atmospheric Doon, but the idea is exactly same a "Symphonic Progressive Atmospheric Doon Metal Rock Band", with excellent keyboards arrangements and a nice female vocals adding excellents riffs and guitars soils. The music is very melodic, the male vocals are aggressive in some parts. There is totaly an armony between the male with female vocals and all the instruments, formely a very well sound. If you like "After Forever", "The Gathering" and "Whitin Temptation" you will like Silent Cry. "Goddess of Tears" is the second CD ever full length, with eight songs, the musical curse of this CD is a pure delight for all fans from Progressive Rock, Progressive Metal and also Atmospheric Doon, all the styles are very near. Actualy Silent Cry are: Suely Ribeiro - Vocals, Dilpho Castro - Vocals and Guitars, Cassio Brand - Guitars, Bruno Selmer - Keyboards, Ricardo Meireles - Drums and Roberto Freitas - Bass. Excellent and indispensable work, high recommendable...
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08/20/2000..................................................................Would you like to know more? Go to SILENT CRY HOME PAGE...
. BAALBEK - "Fata Morgana"
The Band history startet in october 1994. They have debuted in the city of La Plata (Buenos Aires, Argentina). After almost two years of preparing the material, initialy composed by the fisrt members of the group (Gonzalo Romero in guitars and keyboards, Fabian Vera in the bass and Pablo Gonzales plaing drums), Paolo Clavijo joined the project plaing keyboards and sax. In 1995 the members had chosen Baalbek as official name of the band.Baalbek is a name of a very old city in Libano. In the middle of 1999 the band have began to record the first CD. It´s hard to define Baalbek´s Music, a mix of many styles as: Symphonic Progressive Rock, Hard Rock, Jazz Fuzion with Latin touchs. Fata Morgana is the first debut CD, it has thirteen tracks and all of them are instrumentals. Baalbek are: Gonzalo Romero - Guitars and Keyboards, Fabián Vera - Bass, Eduardo Gustavino - Keyboards, Pablo Gonzalez - Drums and Pablo Clavijo - Sax and Keyboards. This is a fine album...
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08/20/2000.....................................................................Would you like to know more? Go to BAALBEK HOME PAGE...
. BRAINSTORM - "Tales Of The Future"
Brainstorm was born way back in 1988 they are a Space/Progressive Rock Band from Melbourne, Australia. For my surprise is that Australia dosen´t have traditions in Progressive Rock Bands, but Brainstorm comes to show us that now they are among the great bands around the world. They have a mix of diferent music reflected in many ways of members in the band, many influences of Jethro Tull and some  parts of Yes, Dire Straits, Tangerine Dream and Hawkwind with touchs of Country Music. I can say that Brainstorm is not a revelation of years 90 but they have a sincere work and a music of high quality, they remind me of some old bands from years 70. They are true and bring a estimulate feeling for all people that appreciate a good Progressive Rock. Tales Of The Future was recorded in 1998, the compact disc contains eleven tracks, all songs on the album are very cool but there is one called "Still I See" it´s unforgettable and you have to listen more once a time. All music and lyrics by Brainstorm. The Band is: Craig Carter - Lead, Steel and Wooden Guitars, Vocals,  Paul Foley - Vocals, Acoustic Guitars and Visible Guitars, Jeff Powerlett - Bass and Air Guitars, Vocals, Steve Bechervaise - Keyboards, Vittorio Di Lorio - Drums and Keyboards. Excellent and indispensable work, high recommendable...
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09/03/2000...................................................................Do you want to know more? Go to BRAINSTORM HOME PAGE...
. TREASON - "Code of Silence"
Treason is a American Band based originally on a studio recording project, the band was formed back in late 1996 by Ted Stockwell. Jim Dixon had played with Ted in a previous band. Most recently, the band has added Jason Saunders as their new lead vocalist. It has been a very natural fit the band is at home playing together and hangs together like the old buddies they are. Treason is a band with infinite capability to execute an excellent American Hard Rock. It's nice to hear new bands plaing the original and the best Hard Rock like the American old bands, no sounding forced and not very intricate, they are originals with sincere work and a music of high quality. I can say that, Treason´s musicians have worked together to show us a great and excellent Hard Rock with melodic songs, adding positive strings and balanced percussion and also strong, powerful and nice vocals. Code of Silence is the second Treason Productions full length album, with eleven songs on this CD. The special attention is to Sue Annis´s lyrics collaboration, she has been part of the Heart Band also to Ann Wilson from Heart on vocals in "Cold Tears". Treason is: Karl Haug - Guitars, Jim Dixon - Bass guitar, bass pedals, backing vocals, Jason Saunders - Lead & backing vocals, Pete Stern - Drums & percussion, backing vocals, Ted Stockwell - Keyboards. Special Guests: John Giblin - Bass on "State of Grace", "Cold Tears", and "Visual" (verses), Ann Wilson - Vocals on "Cold Tears". All Songs Arranged and Performed By Treason. Excellent and indispensable work, high recommendable...
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09/10/2000.................................................................To find out more about the Band. Go to TREASON HOME PAGE...
. RAMSES - "Control Me"
Four of the most sucsessfull Rock Groups of Germany come from Hannover, Eloy, Jane, Scorpions and Ramses. It was been proven that, at the time, the guitar metropolis was also able to produce talents, what before was only found in Hamburg, Munich and Berlin. Ramses was formed in the winter of 1972. The band's name had been created by the former first guitar player who used to love old egypt culture, one of it's kings being Ramses II. After some years in silence Ramses is back again with the same energy of the past and the last work. Control Me is a collection of nice balads and melodic sounds with some blends of Hard Roch, not very conplex but very romantic, in some tracks we can hear a great female vocals from Danni Greinke who added her own feeling to some of the songs mainly in the nice balad "Blues Of A Nation". The CD has eight songs and also including three previously unreleased bonus tracks, my special particular attention is to "Control Me", "Rule The Globe", "Blues Of A Nation" and "Wonderland", all the songs was recorded in 1999/ 2000 at Ramses studio/Hannover. At present Ramses is: Norbert Langhorst - Guitars, Herbert Wolfslast - Bass and Acoustic/Slide Guitars, Winfried Langhorst - Keyboards, Reinhard Schröter - Vocals/Keyboards, Carsten Loll - Drums, Herbert Natto - Guest Vocals and Danni Greinke - Guest Vocals. This is a fine album...
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09/24/2000....................................................................To find out more about the Band. Go to RAMSES HOME PAGE...
. CHEIRO DE VIDA - "1988 Vivo"
Here in Brazil, São Paulo and Rio De Janeiro had always been the origin and a stage of many bands of Hard Rock and Progressive Rock, with some exception the Rio Grande Do Sul also supplied artists with excellent competence also to produce Progressive and Hard Rock, it is the case of the Group Cheiro de Vida that was formed in 1978 with five musicians and only one edited work, they make a lot of fans in Brazil and Japan. After some years in anonymity three members of the firts formation had decided to recorder a instrumental work with Guitars, Bass and Drums, now they are a super charged power trio with high musical quality and many experience. We can not say that the style is on to the beginning of the band, but certainly who to hear goes to very identify well the origins and influences of the musicians. Cheiro de Vida - "1988 Vivo" is a excellent work like a old document to be discovered and to become a rarity of this loved cult band, the style of the new formation represents well years 70 very and 80, influences as Jazz, Blues and Hard Rock, some of the musical passes remember a little of Rush and also The Mahavishnu Orchestra. The CD has thirteen tracks. Cheiro de Vida is: Andre Gomes - Bass, Carlos Martau Guitars/Krika and Alexander Fonseca - Drums. The Live performance was Recorded at OSPA Theater in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande Do Sul - Brazil, in April, 14 1988. 1988 Vivo is a Independent production. Nice work and high recommendable...
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12/12/1999............................................More information about this Prog Metal Band go to ARCHETYPE HOME PAGE...
. RICK RAY - "Guitarsenal"
The story starts In 1973 when Rick Ray and two friends Al Wilhelm and Harvey Phillips decided to put a power trio together called "Neurotic". Then in 1985 Neurotic decided to hang it up and Rick went on to form the Rick Ray band with Mr. Schultz on reeds. This band went from '85 to '89 playing all over and releasing the album "There's A Riot Outside". Then comes Riot Act in 1990. Rick wanted this band to be a little more accessible than the previous two. It´s very Nice to know about Rick Ray Band and his guitars one of the most romantic instrument on the planet, I think that the guitar may be a symbol of power and some times a spirit of the guitar players, and of course Rick Ray nows about this spirit because he has one plaing his guitar. "Guitarsenal" is an emotional guitar work that you have appreciate, there are numerous moments that could be called of the pure Progressive Rock and others like a Hard and Progressive Metal with original songs and heavy guitar riffs, including beautiful guitar solos. Some moments a soft style could be identified like a Deep Purple, the CD has sixteen tracks all of them are very cool but I have my special attention to "Taken Control", "The Atom Smasher", "Botton of the Heap", "Floating", and another one is "An Unexpected Moment" it´s the best on this CD. Recorded Between July and September 2000, The musicians on this recordin are: Rick Ray - Guitars, Keyboards, vocals, Percurssion, Bass, RX8 and Rick Schultz - Bass and clarinet (Electrified). Nice work and high recommendable...
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10/29/2000...........................................................................Do you want to know more? Go to RICK RAY HOME PAGE...
. NATURAL TENSION - "Haitian Holiday"
Natural Tension comes from USA better saying Atlanta, Georgia, the home and the base of this new great Progressive Metal Band, I think that Natural Tension is a mix of Progressive Rock and Progressive Metal with some touchs of Hard Rock, but more Metal than a Progressive Rock, in some parts their music sounds has a melodical combination with the old American Bands like Grand Funk Railroad, and others with a strong influeces from Faith No More with a sensitive touch by Rush. "Haitian Holiday"  is an interesting CD, perfectly for Heavy Metal and Progressive Metal fans. The full-length debut CD featuring 9 original tracks, I have my special and particular attention to the songs "New Year´s Eve", "Premature Speculation", "Westernrise", "Terminal" and "Most Likely To..." If you like Faith No More certainly you will like a lot Natural Tension. The Band is: John Mays - Guitars, Jeff Crocker - Lead Vocals/Keyboards, Rus Moor - Bass and Glenn Crocker - Drums and Percussion. Addtional musicians also have participated of this CD, they are: Terri Onstad - Cello, Derek Bentley - Backing Vocals and Janes Terry - Backing Vocals. Good work and recommendable...
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11/05/2000...........................................................Do you want to know more? Go to NATURAL TENSION HOME PAGE...
. AZTEC JADE - "Paradise Lost"
Aztec Jade comes from New York, the band originally was formed in 1992 by five guys. I don´t know who to describe the music from these guys, but I know that they are excelents, a new force, a blend of the past with the future, a new and modern Symphonic Progressive Rock with Progressive Metal touchs. They are a modern age of the progresive music, some times hard, some times melodic, some times very progressive. Aztec Jade has a impressive guitars and keyboards work, the instrumental efects are great and very innovative, if you like Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Kansas or Queensryche you will like Aztec Jade. "Paradise Lost" contains seventeen tracks, with one Unreleased Studio Bonus Track (Regatta Fugue Part 1) and is available in De-Luxe Digipack format released by "Adrenaline Records". My special attention are to the songs: "Regatta Fugue Part 1 and Part 2", "To Believe", "Desperate Land", "Stained", "Gates Of Babylon". Today Aztec Jade is:  Leon Ozug - Vocals, Rick Miller - Drums, Matt Howenstein - Guitars, Bryan Kowalski - Bass and Tim Becker - Keyboards. Excellent and indispensable work, high recommendable...
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12/03/2000.................................................................Would you like to know more? Go to AZTEC JADE HOME PAGE...
. ACCOMPLICE - "Accomplice"
Accomplice comes from Southern California, they are always a force in the Progressive Metal Rock scene for many years. Accomplice has included non-stop live performances in various clubs and theatres throughout Southern California, constantly striving to expand our concert opportunities, touring area, and fan-base. The Band have a strog influences of "Dream Theater",  "Royal Hunt" and "Queensrÿche", with especial Progressive Rock touchs. At first Accomplice appeared on a tribute to "Dream Theater" CD called "Voices" which was released by "Adrenaline Records", in the same time the band spent the better part writing and recording tracks for the follow-up to their first CD. Accomplice conbine styles between Progressive Rock with Progressive Melodic Metal but with personal influenses of the members, the songs are very very emotionaly and with potent melodies with nice arrangements and nice vocals. The CD has eleven songs including one bonus track, my special attention are to the songs "Courageous", "Reactor", "Welcome", "Centurion" and "Fight On". Accomplice is: Stephen Green Lead Vocals, Sean Clegg Guitar, Scott Snyder Bass, Richard Arbuckle Percussion and Michael T. Ross Keyboards. Nice work and high recommendable...
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12/03/2000....................................................................Do you want to know more? Go to ACCOMPLICE HOME PAGE...
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