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by Esanssi
Fri May 26, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Simulacrum live video
Replies: 0
Views: 20

New Simulacrum live video

Finnish Simulacrum has just released new live video of their song "Sky Divided". They've recruited new drummer and also another singer...

Sounds good to my ears:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3b2iFcubTCk&feature=youtu.be
by Esanssi
Thu May 18, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 44
Views: 1933

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Legends of the Shires going to be a DOUBLE album. And Glynn Morgan on second guitar... very interesting. From their FB page: THRESHOLD have released the first official picture of their new line-up featuring returning vocalist Glynn Morgan. The band are currently at Thin Ice Studios in England puttin...
by Esanssi
Sun May 07, 2017 6:50 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Geoff Tate / The Whole Story Acoustic Tour ........
Replies: 1
Views: 169

Re: Geoff Tate / The Whole Story Acoustic Tour ........

That was quite good, Geoff doesn't sound (too) strained which is a miracle considering how bad his singing has been past few years. The only option here is that he has started training and taking care of his voice again which he should have always done. Less cigaresttes, less wine, practice, practic...
by Esanssi
Mon May 01, 2017 9:24 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Johan Hallgren returns to PoS!
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Re: Johan Hallgren returns to PoS!

Apparently, Daniel G. and Ragnar have some moneys issues. From Ragnar's Facebook account: I quit Pain of Salvation in 2013 after having been in the band for 1 year only. It was nothing like what I had expected and I had come to understand why some members before me had also left. At that time Roger ...
by Esanssi
Mon May 01, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Johan Hallgren returns to PoS!
Replies: 11
Views: 425

Johan Hallgren returns to PoS!

From their Facebook account: After a few years of working together with Ragnar, I feel that we have come to a point where it is necessary to part ways. It feels very sad, because we are losing a great vocalist and stage personality in Ragnar. It felt great writing the new album together with him, an...
by Esanssi
Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 44
Views: 1933

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Can anyone tell me what Damian posted on FB that might have caused him to get fired? Assumptions is all we have. I interviewed Richard West a few years ago in Estonia. He confirmed the rumour that Glynn Morgan did ask for an audition when Mac left Threshold in 2007. By coincidence and just few week...
by Esanssi
Sat Apr 01, 2017 1:50 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 44
Views: 1933

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

:shock: :shock: :shock: I know. I *LOVE* Under the Sun and Innocent but somehow can't get into whole album. Mac-era works better for me :? To each his own. I loved Mac on his first few albums but Clone is where it's at for me. The last few with him and Damian were way too chorus happy for me. I kno...
by Esanssi
Fri Mar 31, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 44
Views: 1933

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Stevie WOnder wrote:
Esanssi wrote:Psychedelicatessen > average, Morgan is excellent but songwriting is so-so.


:shock: :shock: :shock:


I know. I *LOVE* Under the Sun and Innocent but somehow can't get into whole album. Mac-era works better for me :?
by Esanssi
Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 44
Views: 1933

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Hypothetical > good but not great. Can't stand "Turn On Tune In". Special Edition has a excellent acoustic version of Life Flow. Dead Reckoning > excellent, probably their best. Never really cared for Pilot in the Sky of Dream, though :) March of Progress > good but maybe a bit too long. F...
by Esanssi
Tue Mar 28, 2017 2:26 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 44
Views: 1933

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Pete Morten has also stepped down from Threshold, though this happened already in February. Wonder if they have already called Nick Midson to come back :) From Thresh.net: Pete Morten has decided to step down from Threshold to focus on his own band. Pete first provided cover for former guitarist Nic...
by Esanssi
Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 44
Views: 1933

Re: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

Damian shares his view: Damian Wilson's statement regarding the departure from Threshold: Unfortunately this is not a mutual decision, but I respect it. After I had recorded the album and committed to the tour I was informed that Threshold were going to continue on without me. They have every right ...
by Esanssi
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:36 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!
Replies: 44
Views: 1933

Glynn Morgan returns to THRESHOLD!

From their FB-page: THRESHOLD ANNOUNCE NEW VOCALIST THRESHOLD have parted ways with vocalist Damian Wilson. The band have chosen to start a new chapter without him and he has told them he respects their decision. Wilson enjoyed three stints with THRESHOLD, performing on the band's most recent record...
by Esanssi
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Fates Warning to release Awaken the Guardian DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Fates Warning to release Awaken the Guardian DVD

From FW's Facebook: Legendary progressive metal act Fates Warning celebrated the 30th anniversary of their third album, Awaken the Guardian, in 2016. To celebrate this milestone, Jim Matheos (guitar) reassembled the Awaken the Guardian-era lineup for two special festival appearances last year: Keep ...
by Esanssi
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:24 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: LABYRINTH - Architecture Of A God
Replies: 8
Views: 776

Re: LABYRINTH - Architecture Of A God

I clicked the link and though who might be the singer since Rob Tyrant (Roberto Tiranti) left a few years ago. But Rob's there (again!), although his voice sounds a bit strained (or does it?) John Macaluso is great drummer, interesting to see him handle the drum duties for Labÿrinth :)
by Esanssi
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: This Winter Machine - New Neo-Prog Outfit?
Replies: 6
Views: 479

Re: This Winter Machine - New Neo-Prog Outfit?

Thanks for this. I'm a BIG neo-prog fan, especially Fish-era Marillion and Arena, so this sounds immediately good for me. I'll digest this one and come back to comment some more!
by Esanssi
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Sonus Corona - New Finnish progband
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Sonus Corona - New Finnish progband

New Finnish progband "Sonus Corona" and a new song "The Refuge". Can't say I love this but it's well done and well executed. Any other opinions?

https://youtu.be/aLcFMKRrAJo
by Esanssi
Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Ayreon video
Replies: 30
Views: 1828

Re: New Ayreon video

The Human Equation was the last Ayreon album that I bought and listened but this grabbed my interest! Love the bluesy part starting from 8:30. Really has the feeling of Into the Electric Castle (Best Ayreon album to date!).
by Esanssi
Fri Dec 23, 2016 4:02 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Pain of Salvation track(s)!
Replies: 23
Views: 2301

Re: New Pain of Salvation track!

Another new track: "Reasons".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_qZpLgvdOI

What do you think?
by Esanssi
Thu Dec 22, 2016 2:38 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: 2017 - I know it's early, but.....
Replies: 45
Views: 3388

Re: 2017 - I know it's early, but.....

Don't forget new THRESHOLD! THRESHOLD ALBUM TITLE AND TOUR DATES 21.12.2016 Threshold are currently recording their 11th album at Thin Ice Studios in England, a new concept album that will be called LEGENDS OF THE SHIRES. It's being produced by Karl Groom and Richard West and is scheduled to be rele...
by Esanssi
Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Pain of Salvation track(s)!
Replies: 23
Views: 2301

Re: New Pain of Salvation track!

Hmm... "Meaningless" seems to be a reworked version of "Rocker's Don't Bathe" by Sign (Ragnar Zolberg's band). AFAIK the original song was never officially published in physical form but it's almost the same, note for note. You can check the "original" song on Spotify: ...
by Esanssi
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Pain of Salvation track(s)!
Replies: 23
Views: 2301

New Pain of Salvation track(s)!

Available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MreXYqelGPM.

Very odd track, really need to digest this one. Thoughts?
by Esanssi
Wed Oct 19, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Arena: Wow!
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: Arena: Wow!

If I would need to define "perfection" I would post this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pzymuo1H4mo

John Mitchell's solo in the end is out of this world. One of the best solos I've ever heard.
by Esanssi
Tue Oct 18, 2016 7:36 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: AYREON/ The Theater Equation ......
Replies: 13
Views: 1518

Re: AYREON/ The Theater Equation ......

Also:

New Ayreon album in the works!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cPJ4gzW3M-c
by Esanssi
Mon Oct 17, 2016 12:34 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Arena: Wow!
Replies: 7
Views: 804

Re: Arena: Wow!

By coincidence I just bought "Songs from the Lion's Cage" which for some reason I didn't have. It's quite good. Not par with The Visitor and Contagion but good anyway. I do enjoy it more than their second, Pride.
by Esanssi
Thu Aug 11, 2016 9:34 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Conception
Replies: 5
Views: 1122

Re: Conception

A BIG Conception fan here! A shame that they got dumped by record company and quit shortly after that. Khan was good at Kamelot but Conception-style suited him much better. One band that really reminds me of Conception is Greek "Innosense". They have put out one album "Outcast". ...
by Esanssi
Fri Jun 03, 2016 2:16 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: New Fates Warning song....
Replies: 10
Views: 1319

Re: New Fates Warning song....

I get a strong Arch/Matheos-vibe from this... Reminds me of Stained Glass Sky off Symphathetic Resonance. Ray Alder sounds fantastic!
by Esanssi
Thu May 05, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Seventh Wonder signs with Frontiers
Replies: 9
Views: 1546

Re: Seventh Wonder signs with Frontiers

This is good news, really looking forward to new SW album.
by Esanssi
Mon May 02, 2016 2:05 pm
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Pain of Salvation to re-master Remedy Lane
Replies: 5
Views: 828

Re: Pain of Salvation to re-master Remedy Lane

I'm done with that band because they've (he's) been churning out pure crap since the Linoleum days. Suddenly, he wants to get back to what brought them to attention in the first place? Here's an idea, stop putting out crappy blues discs and start writing good discs once again. Is that asking for to...
by Esanssi
Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:23 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Poverty's No Crime / Spiral of Fear......
Replies: 20
Views: 3328

Re: Poverty's No Crime is back ?

Volker (Walsemann) might not be the most versatile singer but there's something in his tone that I really like. Good song, looking forward to complete album...
by Esanssi
Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:07 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: First neo-prog album?
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Re: First neo-prog album?

Basically you could say that "Fact and Fiction" was the first although lot of bands formed already at the end of 1970's (Marillion, Twelfth Night, Pendragon). IQ was formed a bit later (1981) after Martin Orford's former band, The Lens, dissoluted. I consider myself a big fan of Neo-Progre...
by Esanssi
Fri Sep 18, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Simulacrum - Sky Divided...
Replies: 3
Views: 1219

Saw them live yesterday. Played their new album in it's entirety. Most surprising was that they play very tightly as a band. The singer was able to produce his vocals more or less 1:1 with the album. Two live clips to show what I'm talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6G0Lojdei4 https://w...
by Esanssi
Sun Sep 06, 2015 5:29 am
Forum: PM: Core
Topic: Queensryche "Arrow of Time" track preview
Replies: 27
Views: 4483

Todd's great and the song is ok. I still hope that they would play live more new material than old stuff, although Todd's able to sing the old stuff as it is supposed to be sung.

They still lack the catchiness of classic era Rÿche.

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