Tag Archives: Progressive rock

Interview With Wolverine

It’s often said that the best art originates from suffering. That’s certainly the case with Swedish progressive rock band Wolverine and their Communication Lost album. It’s a really dark effort based on some intense personal issues and struggles individual band members had to face. Drummer Marcus Losbjer (ML) and vocalist Stefan Zell (SZ) talked candidly about the dark times before releasing Communication Lost, their reconciliation with the current status of the band and some releases both gents are really looking forward to.. Continue reading


Van Der Graaf Generator – Trisector

After the reunion of the ‘classic’ line-up in 2005 and saxophonist David Jackson leaving the band in 2006 Van Der Graaf Generator have continued as a trio and released Trisector in 2008. Being one of the few active 70’s prog rock bands they still achieve to release albums of importance – yet without their trademark saxophone sound nobody knew what to expect from the new trio. Continue reading

Wolverine – Communication Lost

Communication Lost is the fourth full length album by the Swedish progsters of Wolverine. It’s the successor to the Still album, which was released back in 2006. It has been a long wait, so let’s see what these lads have been tinkering with for the last five years. Continue reading

Wolverine – Still

Wolverine are a progressive rock band from Sweden. They started out as a melodic death metal act, but through the years they evolved to the progressive entity they are today. Their third album Still was released back in 2006. While listening to this record I can’t help feeling baffled about the lack of recognition for Wolverine from the general public. Continue reading

Interview With The Pineapple Thief

Every music genre has its high-profile bands who dominate their specific scene. There’s also a layer of highly talented bands who don’t get the exposure and recognition they deserve. One of those bands is UK-based The Pineapple Thief. Their latest album, entitled Someone Here Is Missing, is a genuine prog rock gem. I had a pleasant conversation with band chief and sole composer Bruce Soord about the band’s current status, the upcoming tours with Blackfield and Riverside, the in’s and out’s on Someone Here Is Missing and a possible new album… Continue reading

The Pineapple Thief – Someone Here Is Missing

The Pineapple Thief started out as a one man project, but it soon expanded to a full-fletched band. The band released several albums through the years, but most of them never reached the general public. Things changed decidedly when the band founded their own imprint, entitled K-Scope Records. The Pineapple Thief’s latest offering, entitled Someone Here Is Missing appeared through that label as well. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading

Interview With Beardfish

Swedish progressive outfit Beardfish are highly influenced by seventies prog rock in the vein of King Crimson, Yes, Gentle Giant and Camel. They combine this with intelligent songwriting and thought-provoking lyrics. The band is about to release Mammoth, their latest effort. Some time ago I had a pleasant conversation with Rikard Sjöblom, the main songwriter and vocalist in Beardfish. Subjects of this interview are the collective love for seventies music, the fun they had while recording the new album and the noble art of songwriting.. Continue reading

Blackfield – Blackfield II

After a couple of tours and recording duties with their respective bands and projects Steven Wilson and Aviv Geffen reunited again to work on the next Blackfield album. The result of their labour comes in the form of their second self titled album, or simply known as Blackfield II. Let’s take a closer look. Continue reading

Blackfield – Blackfield

Steven Wilson is well known for his work in Porcupine Tree and countless other projects. He’s also a much sought after producer. One of this more remarkable projects is Blackfield. This is a collaboration with Aviv Geffen, a high profile musician and artist in his native country of Israel. The first fruit of their musical joint venture is the self titled debut album. Continue reading

Beardfish – Destined Solitaire

Sweden is one of the premier suppliers when it comes to quality guitar music. This is also the case with progressive rock and metal. Bands like Evergrey, Pain Of Salvation, Opeth and The Flower Kings have almost become household names. The Swedes from Beardfish may not have that kind of fame, they’re every bit as good as the aforementioned acts. The one thing that sets Rikard Sjökblom and Co apart is their collective admiration for vintage progressive rock from the seventies. Continue reading

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