Most people have heard of progressive rock (or prog rock, or simply prog) but the great majority of them treat it with mild disdain (at best) or outright hatred (at worst). Most of the criticism is a mindless rejection based on current trends and a misunderstanding of the genre; “dinosaur” is a common term of abuse, neatly parodied by Adrian Belew on King Crimson’s 1994 album Thrak


There is an increasing quantity of literature on the subject, ranging from the analytical or academic (Edward Macan, Rocking the Classics; Kevin Holme-Hudson, Progressive Rock Revisited) to the fairly straightforward lists (Charles Snider, The Strawberry Bricks Guide to Progressive Rock.) There are also thousands of fans out there who not only continue to attend concerts, but also contribute to a growing network of fanzines and on-line forums. Fans are even served by Prog, a glossy magazine from Future Publishing now in its tenth year, entirely devoted to prog in all its forms


The ProgBlog has been put together to encourage discussion about progressive rock music illustrated by personal observation


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ProgBlog DISCovery

The original aim of the blog was to promote discussion about all and any facet of progressive rock but from time to time, bands and musicians contact ProgBlog with new prog-related material that they want to expose to a wider audience; ProgBlog's album of 2017 An Invitation by Amber Foil was one such approach. The DISCovery section has been introduced to better serve the requirements of musicians who contact ProgBlog with the aim of increasing the audience for their music; without music there can be no discussion of music


Lucifers Lovsång

Lucifers Lovsång is a project from Björn Gardner (vocals, guitars, mandolin, banjo, bass, keyboards and percussion) with assistance from Filip Fjellström (drums and percussion), Max Leopoldsson (Hammond, Rhodes, keyboards), Mikael Norstedt (vocals, bass, drums, percussion), Hanna Schuldt (vocals), and Edda Magnasson (vocals) that covers a lot of ground in 30 minutes, including prog-folk, RIO, psyche and contemporary Swedish symphonic prog. Read about their new vinyl release here


The ProgBlog Diary

A list of recent past, present and future happenings in the prog world

08 - January 2020


New music from Zac, Raphael Weinroth-Browne and Altostratus

January acquisitions, including a remarkable piece of music from 1958!











Prog metal - Dream Theater



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Album review: Pillars of Creation by Obsidian Tide (2019)


Pillars of Creation is the first full-length album by OBSIDIAN TIDE, a prog metal band from Tel Aviv. Their style is a melange of disparate influences, mostly of past and present bands from the prog/black metal subgenre but not limited to that, since their compositions are interspersed with passages leaning on folk, jazz, classical music or progressive rock


Founded in 2012 by singer/guitarist Oz Avneya, bass player Shachar Bieber (who also handles harsh vocals) and drummer Erez Nadler, OBSIDIAN TIDE produced the EP Debris in 2015 followed by Pillars of Creation, a 55 minute long concept album in 2019. Pillars of Creation is a story of one man’s path towards enlightenment, recommended for those who love bands like OPETH and ORPHANED LAND. Read Stefano’s full review here

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