Recently, I did a massive clean out and found some of the articles I wrote back when I was a writer for the danish Heavy Metal Magazine “Metalized”.
Whenever I visit record stores, I always ask about Savatage. I even gave my number to the owner of a record store in another city, just so he can call me about Savatage items. Yep, freak of the week. I also want to do a post about my Savatage collection… for absolutely no reason at all, … More New in (vinyl): Savatage, Pink Floyd, Anekdoten and waiting for Remedy Lane
Summer is here and I haven’t posted anything for a long time. I did a review of Haken’s new album ”Affinity”, however I never posted it. To be honest I just got sick and tired of all the Haken-hype. All I see is posts about “Affinity” and I’m just so over it. I like the … More Summer playlist, Haken, Vintage Hi-fi and Rockstars on Social Media?
“Maybe in the future we will get back together and make a record, you never know, or we might do a festival-thing, you never know” – Jeff Loomis about Nevermore.
“Copying a Meshuggah riff and then add in a guitar solo, is not being progressive in my opinion” – Sacha Dunable. Prog metal is a vast field, and some of its most interesting bands are some of the hardest to define. To some it begins with Dream Theater and ends with a stream of bands … More INTRONAUT – A view on Progressive Metal with Sacha Dunable
Singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Steven Wilson has become one of the definitive prog artists of the 21st century. Starting with Porcupine Tree and all the way to his solo projects, Steven Wilson has influenced the progressive world eminently in the past 30 years.
So, on August 14th 2013, guitarist of Dream Theater John Petrucci decided to call me. “Hi Sandra, this is John (read: God)” “Hi John how are you? …are you busy in London?” …Cringe. And there I was trying to small-talk while fangirling over a middle-aged man … freak of the week.
“There are those few guys who have it all, and those are the guys who make me want to drag all my gear out to the front yard and set it on fire. Ha ha!” – Dave Meros.
You are not going to find any sense in this album; lyrically it’s very complicated, philosophical and a senseless progressive mess. Now you’re probably wondering what’s the purpose then?