Laser's Edge

The sixth release by this always-dependable band consisting of keyboardists Rick Eddy and Tim Drumheller plus guest musicians, most of whom appear on this on every song, giving this a completely 'band' sound, as opposed to a 'two-man band' sound. This ...

One of the greats of an always great Swedish scene is the band Agusa; they manage to sound both modern and totally channel the spirit of the 70s at the same time. Highly recommended for progressive rock fans.

"Swedish psychedelic/progressive rock alchemists AGUSA present their third full-length album, and second for Laser’s Edge, simply titled Agusa.
The follow-up to 2015’s Agusa 2 (Två ) sees the AGUSA circle expanding their kaleidoscopic output which conjures images of nature and the...

A few years ago, a unknown band from Sweden released their debut, which was greeted by many folks as 'album of the year' material. Now, they are back with an even better 2nd album on a US label, meaning that they should be making...

A Norwegian band with a heavy take on progressive rock. Reminiscent of Sonambulist, but possibly even heavier!

"Once again we turn to Norway for a fresh take on an old sound. With amps turned way up, Anti-Depressive Delivery blend classic...

This new group is an instrumental power prog trio leaping onto the progressive scene. The project is the brainchild of guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Glenn Snelwar. Torn Between Dimensions, the band's debut recording, features Snelwar on guitar, mando...

"Shadow Border is the second album from Dutch progressive rock band The Aurora Project. Their 2005 debut, Unspoken Words, brought them much acclaim in the worldwide progressive rock community. The band has twice been invited to perform at...

"Shadow Border is the second album from Dutch progressive rock band The Aurora Project. Their 2005 debut, Unspoken Words, brought them much acclaim in the worldwide progressive rock community. The band has twice been invited to perform at...

Fourth and best-so-far album by this really great progressive, technical metal, math-rock instrumental quintet. Using guitars, multi-keyboards, bass and drums, their sound is somewhere between Behold...The Arctopus, The Fucking Champs, Gordian Knot...

Fifth great album by this world-class, progressive, technical metal, math-rock instrumental quintet. Using guitars, multi-keyboards, bass and drums, their sound is somewhere between Behold...The Arctopus, The Fucking Champs, Gordian Knot and 1980s King...

"The landscape of progressive rock continues to evolve. As the dinosaur bands fade away a new breed of thought provoking artistry has emerged. Bands like Porcupine Tree, Tool, Riverside, and Anathema are not about complexity or grandiose arrangements....

"The Custodian is a new British post-progressive rock band formed by Richard Thomson, vocalist for cinematic death metal band Xerath. Unlike Xerath, The Custodian is an outlet for the more melodic, rock oriented writing from Thomson....

"Darker is the long awaited second album from Swiss progressive rock band Dawn. It has been 6 years since the quartet rocked the prog world with their expert take on old school symphonic rock.

Dawn formed in Montreux, Switzerland in 1996....

Really great, really interesting and utterly unique Swedish metal-and-far-beyond group who combine Louis Jordan jump-jive with female vocals ala the Andrew Sisters and male vocals ala Sleepytime Gorilla Museum plus metal guitars. Yowzah - what a crazy...

Really good, really interesting and unique new Swedish metal-and-far-beyond group who combine Louis Jordan jump-jive with a touch of rockabilly with female vocals ala the Andrew Sisters and male vocals ala Sleepytime Gorilla Museum with metal guitars...

A new release by Discipline is always a major event. Together since 1987 (30 years!), releasing their first album in 1993, and arriving as a MAJOR force on the modern progressive rock scene with their 1997 release, Unfolded Like Staircase, which is, imo, a modern classic of the symphonic rock sound.
They remain one of the defining and most reliable of the US bands making this music, and this one, celebrating 30 years of the band's existence and only their fifth studio release, is another great one...

A new release by Discipline is always a major event. Together since 1987 (30 years!), releasing their first album in 1993, and arriving as a MAJOR force on the modern progressive rock scene with their 1997 release, Unfolded Like Staircase, which is, imo, a modern classic of the symphonic rock sound.
They remain one of the defining and most reliable of the US bands making this music, and this one, celebrating 30 years of the band's existence and only their fifth studio release, is another great one...

"District 97 is the only progressive rock band in the world to feature an American Idol finalist and a Chicago Symphony Orchestra virtuoso cellist."...

"The release of 2012's critically acclaimed Trouble With Machines ushered in an exciting era for Chicago-based Progressive Rock band District 97. In 2013, the band toured both Europe and the US with legendary bassist and vocalist John Wetton...

“I love the CD...the sheer skill and gusto with which they tackle it makes you laugh out loud. Great drumming. Jonathan plays and writes like a demon. Congratulations to them.”-Bill Bruford

"District 97’s 2010 debut “Hybrid Child”...

"Edensong is a progressive rock quintet from New York City. The band's self-released 2008 debut "The Fruit Fallen" was hailed as a "masterpiece" by critics, and helped to pave the way for live shows and notable festival appearances throughout North America.
At over 70 minutes of new music, their 2016 followup, "Years in the Garden of Years" is even more ambitious than it's predecessor, and will be sure to appeal to fans of both classic progressive rock and metal. The concept album features an...

Excellent third release by heavy progressive quartet from Columbus, OH who gig heavily and it shows!
Lots of 70s space-rock/progressive moves of the Pink Floy, Nektar variety combined with hard rock ala early Sabbath and even some moves into adding a noise / sound aspect ala Guapo.
For me, Eye are about as good of a instrumentally based modern progressive rock band coming out of the USA that exists. Recommended!

“Eye was originally founded in Columbus, Ohio by keyboardist Lisa Bella...

Excellent third release by heavy progressive quartet from Columbus, OH who gig heavily and it shows!
Lots of 70s space-rock/progressive moves of the Pink Floy, Nektar variety combined with hard rock ala early Sabbath and even some moves into adding a noise / sound aspect ala Guapo.
For me, Eye are about as good of a instrumentally based modern progressive rock band coming out of the USA that exists. Recommended!

�Eye was originally founded in Columbus, Ohio by keyboardist Lisa Bella...

“You can expect a beefy rock album, freak style. I think that Cooking with Pagans finally has the sound and energy of Freak Kitchen live; the energy and rawness. It is anything but overproduced, stripped down, drums, bass and guitar. To the point.”...

Freak Kitchen is a amazing cross between technical metal and humor. The players are excellent and versatile; I wasn't able to make it happen as part of our Hollmer DVD release, but leader/guitarist Mattias Eklundh performed with Mats/Morgan Band and...

Freak Kitchen is a amazing cross between technical metal and humor. The players are excellent and versatile. This is for folks who like groups like Morglbl...but with an even crunchier vibe. I saw them play a gig with Morglbl and it was like seeing...

Freak Kitchen is a amazing cross between technical metal and humor. The players are excellent and versatile. This is for folks who like groups like Morglbl...but with an even crunchier vibe. I saw them play a gig with Morglbl and it was like seeing...

"Gnô is a French power trio whose style is often described as Pantera meets The Beatles. After releasing Trash Deluxe (Janvier records) in 2002, Gnô is back with a new opus entitled Cannibal Tango, even more brutal though more melodic as well....

"Since the release of 2013’s In Crescendo, Kingcrow toured North America in support of Pain Of Salvation, and headlined a European tour. Kingcrow kept busy in 2014, touring Europe with Fates Warning and at the same time crafting the material that...

"Hyperdrive marks a new era for Knight Area. The long running Dutch progressive rock band had previously released four studio albums and toured Europe and USA extensively, performing at all major prog rock festivals. In 2012 the band welcomed...

"Not content to simply stick to a musical formula, Knight Area will surprise their fanbase with Nine Paths. While remaining firmly faithful to the symphonic rock tradition, the band has gone one step further and added a harder edge to their sound....

"Realm Of Shadows is the third album from the Dutch masters of symphonic rock. Knight Area creates harder edged progressive rock in the vein of Arena, Marillion, and Dream Theater. This latest effort is a conceptual work about a metaphysical journey...

Do you remember where you were the first time you heard The Snow Goose"? "Subterranea"? "Selling England By The Pound"? You will never forget the first time you hear Knight Area's "The Sun Also Rises"! This conceptual work was conceived over a period o...

"The Dutch masters of prog return with their long awaited second album “Under A New Sign”. Three years ago Knight Area stunned the progressive rock world with their debut “The Sun Also Rises”. Knight Area creates epic symphonic rock in the vein of...

A Liquid Landscape from The Netherlands is a bit of a departure for The Laser's Edge. Their slice of post-progressive music has a contemporary edge that finds them sitting alongside bands like Dredg, Anathema, and Porcupine Tree. The band has been a...

"Without abandoning the sense of melody and dynamics that remain the Magenta trademark, Metamorphosis sees the band taking a darker, more intense path with powerful, sometimes disturbing subject matter. "I think this album is going to surprise a lot of..

Really superb debut album from this contemporary instrumental progressive rock band who sound completely contemporary but manage to do so while not using the metallic/crunchy overtones that so many contemporary progressive bands use and which I...

"One night of the band's two-week "Controlled By Radar" tour found Scott McGill, Michael Manring, and Vic Stevens booked into a jazz club in Boston. The fusion trio quickly adapted, adding some choice jazz standards to their set list, but with a twist....

"After the accolades...in support of last years Addition By Subtraction, the trio of Scott McGill (guitar), Michael Manring (bass) and Vic Stevens (drums) made plans to quickly record their follow up. A six day jam session resulted in Controlled By Ra...

Fifth great album - I think it's obvious that this is the best one yet - from this French crazy/wild/humourous power trio. Of course they can play fast and furious with great ease, but the thing that makes Morglbl special and not just another great set...

Morglbl were previously known as Ze Mörglbl Trio and under that name released two very excellent albums that fused hard fusion with an even heavier edge, but also with a zany, Frank Zappa-influenced humor. After touring all over the place, the band...

Fourth great album from this French crazy/wild/humourous power trio. Of course they can play fast and furious with great ease, but the thing that makes Morglbl special and not just another great set of players riffing away, is their sense of humor and...

Sixth album from this great, powerful, heavy-but-subtle power trio. I like their amazing musicality, I like their sense of humor (something that fusion and 'chops-oriented' music isn't really known for) and I like the way they make it all seem not only...

"Their music comes close to fitting the description of heavy metal jazz since it is quite rock-ish and filled with explosive group improvisations based loosely around themes. There is certainly no lack of fire in these performances. Listeners who think...

This is the 3rd studio album and the best one yet from this magnificent modern psychedelic band, featuring two great guitarists, Nicklas Barker (of Anekdoten and Morte Macabre) and Mathias Danielsson (of Makajodama and Gösta Berlings Saga, as well as...

Riverside burst out of the Polish progressive rock scene with their very good, modern prog album "Out of Myself" a decade ago. While the band has continued to work hard and has reached ever greater acclaim, in many ways, the atmospheric/spacey/heavy...

A modern Polish progressive band who are comparable to Porcupine Tree and who will be performing at NEARfest 2005. "Riverside is a way of expressing reflections, dreams and fantasies through music. It is an idea for exposing emotions, for an escape fro...

A very little known, but very high quality fusion album from 1978 from the one-time guitarist of Boston's 'beloved-but-never-quite-famous ' artsy rock outfit Orchestra Luna. This is totally different and will especially appeal to guitar head fusion fans..

This wonderful reissue (the first and only time it has been reissued) of this excellent Danish jazz/rock band's 2nd CD is out of print. Get it now or whine...

This lovely record, their 1st and with the most psychedelia smeared onto their already impressive jazz/rock, is long out of print, but we found a few! Hugely recommended.
Secret Oyster were a five piece Danish fusion/progressive supergroup of the 1970s, whose members came from the ranks of Burnin' Red Ivanhoe, Hurdy Gurdy and Coronarias Dans. This was their first album, which was released in 1973, and which, I was surprised to realize, I had never actually heard before this reissue...

The catalog of the Danish jazz/rock band Secret Oyster have long been one of the most sought-after titles for release on CD; I can't tell you the number of times that people have requested one or another of their titles from us. Despite having been ver...