Being 37 years old and a huge fan of Prog Metal I can honestly say MetalStorm has been the best internet find I've ever made; I would have never discovered bands like Riverside, Agalloch, Disillusion, Dark Suns, Oceans of Sadness and Enochian Theory without MetalStorm's content and its members! So I ask you all, jot down some must-hear prog-metal and the like.
"AFFECTOR is a multi-national progressive rock/metal project founded by German guitarist Daniel FRIES (ex-DIVINITY) and Dutch drummer Collin LEIJENAAR (NEAL MORSE, DILEMMA). When they started working on the debut CD ''Harmagedon'', US-based bass player Mike LEPOND (SYMPHONY X, SEVEN WITCHES etc.) and vocalist Ted LEONARD (SPOCK'S BEARD, ENCHANT, THOUGHT CHAMBER) joined them. ''Harmagedon'' was released in May 2012 through Inside Out Music and features four guest keyboardists - Alex ARGENTO, Neal MORSE (TRANSATLANTIC/FLYING COLORS), Jordan RUDESS (DREAM THEATER), Derek SHERINIAN (PLANET X/BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION)- but also the Polish orchestra 'Sinfonietta Consonus'."
The first album of Thristana, a prog influenced symphonic metal band, has been released on the name "Devil's Destiny".
Check out their album at: http://soundcloud.com/thristana
Also, you can support them by liking their facebook page: http://facebook.com/thristana
I stumbled upon this. Excellent power/prog stuff like FW and DT. This is their second release. First one was back in 2006. The musicians can play and nice sound production. Added to my 2012 list! http://www.myspace.com/speakingtostones NO BANDCAMP PAGE
Andy Engberg (SECTION A) - vocals
Mark Zonder (FATES WARNING) - drums
Greg Putnam (JAM PAIN SOCIETY) - bass
Anthony Brown (GRAPHITE SYMPHONY) - keyboards
Tony Vinci - guitars
Hi all, I recently suggested a band to be added to the Metalstorm band base, which are quite awesome in my opinion. They're Delyriüm and come from Spain. I'll paste here the comment I posted about them:
"Delyriüm is an extremely talented band whose members are capable of composing catchy and delicate yet very technical music in the perfect proportions. Each of them masters their own instrument and they're all hard-working and humble people, which reflects in the way they've improved in the past year at live shows (I saw them live last night and I was speechless). Finally, the metal scene is saturated with bands, many of them average. I think this band is a gem sparkling among pebble stones. In my humble opinion, the world would be missing a huge piece of art and talent if we didn't help people discover them." Some of their songs: