CALIGULA'S HORSE - Marigold (6:17)
Album: Bloom (2015)
Already on the predecessor "The Tide, The Thief & Riverʼs End" the Australians had shown amazing maturity. But "Bloom" goes a long way further, combining the strengths of Porcupine Tree, Haken, Periphery and Opeth. Jim Grey is also once again a hot candidate for the "Singer of the Year". (RELEASE: 16.10.)
KADAVAR - Last Living Dinosaur (4:04)
Album: Berlin (2015)
Label/Distribution: Nuclear Blast/Warner
The riff monsters from Berlin have set a heavy rock monument with this disc of their adopted city. From now on all Black Sabbath epigones of this world will have to be measured against this album. And at the same time Kadavar have set the bar damn high for their future studio works.
VENNART - Infatuate (5:08)
Album: The Demon Joke
Label/Distribution: Superball/Universal mikevennart.tumblr.com
Mike Vennart, the former Oceansize front man and current tour guitarist of Biffy Clyro, invites on his solo debut to a gripping, quirky and interlaced trip between prog, noise and quiet stuff to breathe a sigh of relief. An extremely artistic sound odyssey that quickly captivates the listener.
MY SLEEPING KARMA - Akasha (edit) (4:48)
Album: Moksha (2015)
MY SLEEPING KARMA's new album is not as easily accessible as its four predecessors. The listener first has to work for his inner beauty. He then finds the typical power of the band, caused by hypnotic guitarlicks. A new addition is the increased use of keyboards. Album of the month!
ARENA - The Demon Strikes (4:12)
Album: The Unquiet Sky (2015)
With "The Unquiet Sky" ARENA have found their way back to the form of their early years. Her eighth studio work extends her proven virtues with classical and film music elements. In top form the leading trio around singer Paul Manzi, keyboarder Clive Nolan and guitarist John Mitchell presents themselves.
STEVE HACKETT - The Wheel's Turning (7:23)
Album: Wolflight (2015)
Once again the master guitarist and composer takes us on an eventful journey through different countries and epochs, which will not be forgotten so quickly. It is almost a miracle that the former Genesis string acrobat never copies himself and yet always remains himself.
LONELY ROBOT - God Vs Man (5:41)
Album: Please Come Home (2015)
LONELY ROBOT is the new project of John Mitchell (It Bites, Arena). On his debut album "Please Come Home", the Brit has not only taken over the songwriting, but also the production and shows that despite his outstanding instrumental abilities, he pays more attention to creating the right atmosphere.
COLOUR HAZE - Everywhere (alternative mix) (8:38)
Album: To The Highest Gods We Know (2015)
Label/Distribution: Elektrohasch/Sonic Rendezvous
Also on the new COLOUR HAZE album, all the beloved trademarks of the Munich stoner rockers are represented. Exciting licks that become grippy riffs. Slow rhythms that grow into forward-pushing grooves. And as in the "Everywhere" presented here a remarkable guitar line.
With "Men Who Climb Mountains", PENDRAGON is taking the prog summit by storm. Nick Barrett and his companions have been moving away from the classic Neoprog for some time now, and this trend will continue in 2014. On "Faces Of Light" with its addictive chorus, Pendragon push into the territory of Anathema.
...AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD - A Million Random Digits (3:07)
Album: IX (2014)
With TRAIL OF DEAD, you can never be sure what's coming: Brute Alternative? Or do you prefer smooth, carried melodies in the direction of art rock? The answer this time is simple: On "IX" the Americans simply mixed both elements. And the bill works out wonderfully in various passages.
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eclipsed is a music magazine based in Aschaffenburg and has been on the German market since 2000. It is aimed at friends of sophisticated rock music who want to go on a new acoustic voyage of discovery month after month.
eclipsed deals in detail with the rock greats of the 60s and 70s in the areas of art rock, prog, psychedelic, blues, classic, hard rock and much more as well as with the current scene in these areas.