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Messenger To Illuminate The Progressive Sky At Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

After winning the limelight category for the brightest young rising stars in the progressive sky today at this year’s Progressive Music Awards, Messenger will bring their acid folk / prog and psychedelica to the 20th edition of Roadburn on Saturday, April 11 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

Formed in London in the spring of 2012 by Khaled Lowe and Barnaby Maddick, the duo joined forces with drummer / producer Jaime Gomez Arellano to give birth to Illusory Blues, the band’s majestic debut album.

Tonally, Messenger are completely unafraid to bring a disparate palette of sounds to their music. A cosmic ode to the forces of nature and the inevitable cycle of life, the band naturally dwells in the earthy realm of folk territory but pairs this with the celestial void of progressive psychedelia, with nods to 70s hardrock and pop sensibilities.

Messenger batter your emotions with their tender take on prog, and though you can obviously hear the band’s influences and references, it’s easy to lose yourself in Illusory Blues and discover myriad treats on every listen. We’re in for such a treat at Roadburn.

Roadburn Festival 2015 will run for four days from Thursday, April 9 to Sunday, April 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

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Finland’s Profetus To Evoke A Weighty Procession at Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

At long last, Profetus will be conjuring their classic Finnish funeral doom, worthy of comparision to Thergothon, Skepticism and Tyranny (with whom Profetus share members), when they play the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival on Friday, April 10th at Het Patronaat in Tilburg, The Netherlands. In collaboration with Finland’s Blow […]

Sammal To Bring Finnish Prog and Classic Rock to Roadburn 2015

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Founded in 2004 by guitarist Jura Salmi and vocalist Jan-Erik Kiviniemi, Sammal manages to capture a sense of golden moments in Finnish music. Touching on their culture and heart, and with lyrics sung entirely in Finnish, Sammal shows a masterful, natural command of classic rock with nods to Caravan, Thin […]

Album of the Day: Witch Mountain – Mobile of Angels

Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: Certainly the announcement that vocalist Uta Plotkin will leave Witch Mountain following their Fall US tour with Nik Turner’s Hawkwind places Mobile of Angels, the band’s fourth album overall and third with Plotkin fronting, into a different context. If nothing else, it lets lyrics longing […]

Album of the Day: The Golden Grass – The Golden Grass

Posted on Saturday, June 28th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: What sets  Brooklyn trio The Golden Grass apart from the hundreds of bands the world over who cull the bulk of their influence from the heavy rock of the early ’70s and / or the original psychedelic era is a relentlessly positive mindset. Where the current […]

Album of the Day: Opium Warlords – Taste My Sword Of Understanding

Posted on Friday, June 20th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: When I read that this was a release featuring a former member of Reverend Bizarre, one of my favourite doom bands ever, I thought I knew what to expect. Rollicking doom anthems mixing with a sardonic wit and riffs the size of icebergs. I […]

Album of the Day: Profetus – As All Seasons Die

Posted on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: Thergothon. Skepticism. Tyranny. All reasons why the mere description ‘Finnish funeral doom’ had me clamouring to hear this album. Profetus do not disappoint. Their style is utterly, crushingly leaden, yet at the same time delicate and airy, with penetrating church-organ-like synths shining through an endless […]

Album of the Day: Messenger – Illusory Blues

Posted on Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from ThisIsNotAScene: If music is the soundtrack to our lives, evoking memories of people and place then the debut album from UK progressive act Messenger, the enigmatically entitled Illusory Blues will, to these ears, forever be associated with the south eastern corner of Sicily where I first became […]

Album of the Day: Tusmørke – Riset Bak Speilet

Posted on Tuesday, May 20th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: If I were to tell you that Norwegian unusualists Tusmørke spun out from a psychedelic space-rock outfit called Captain Cumulonumbus And His Wondrous Cloudship and claim to be mainly influenced by the Bronze Age, that ought to give you an approximate idea of what […]

Album of the Day: Sabbath Assembly – Quaternity

Posted on Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: US Folk metal act Sabbath Assembly return with another set of religious themes on their third album Quaternity. This is mostly an acoustic album, with the band utilizing classical percussion and strings for some new sounds to help support vocalist Jamie Myers and percussionist […]

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