A Dying Planet may be a brand new progressive metal band, but the architects behind the music are veterans of the metal scene. Jasun and Troy Tipton arrived on the scene in 1999 with the debut album of their progressive metal powerhouse Zero Hour. The band's second release, the brilliant concept album, The Towers Of … Continue reading A Dying Planet – Facing The Incurable: A Vital Progressive Metal Debut Album
I have been an enormous fan of the band Genesis since 1981. I discovered their music shortly after the release of their game changing album Abacab. I had never heard music quite like this before and I was hooked immediately. Abacab was the start of my lifelong love affair with the music of Genesis. As … Continue reading Progtastic Band Recommendations For Genesis Fans
How many would you accept? How many band members add up to a legitimate band? These days a band that consists of all it’s original members, like U2, is an extremely rare thing. Bands like Kansas, Foreigner, Styx and Journey are the norm. Their rosters mix and match founding members, long standing members with new … Continue reading Genesis – And Then There Were???
There are some fans that just want to hear Steve Hackett play Genesis songs. And then there are those who fully support the solo music that this brilliant musician has been producing for forty plus years. The latter group will appreciate a song like Anything But Love from Steve Hackett's recent studio album The Night … Continue reading Song Spotlight: Anything But Love – Steve Hackett
Recently I was driving and my iPod was on shuffle. As one song ended I found myself skipping the next few songs. Several good songs played briefly, but I kept skipping. I did not know what song it was that I was looking for. Then The Colony Of Slippermen by Genesis came on and I … Continue reading Steve Hackett And The Future Of Genesis Revisited
Over the years progressive rock has produced it's fair share of eye catching and iconic album covers. The most successful covers are not only visually appealing, but also tie-in with the music in some way. Here are several of my favorite progressive rock album covers. Genesis - A Trick Of The Tail (1976) - The … Continue reading Favorite Progressive Rock Album Covers
1981 was an interesting time for progressive rock. The changing tides of the music scene are reflected in the music that Steve Hackett created for his fifth album entitled Cured. For starters Hackett choose to work in the studio as a duo for the album. Keyboardist Nick Magnus was brought back while the rest of … Continue reading Album Spotlight: Steve Hackett – Cured