VOLA - The future of prog?

20. June 2021

VOLA - Die Zukunft des Prog?

Asger Mygind's personal playlist ranges from Modeselektor to Meshuggah - and thus sums up the bandwidth of his band VOLA well. On their third album "Witness", the Danes push stylistic boundaries at will, elevate their sound into new spheres and solidify their status as young hopefuls of progressive metal.

Since the release of their 2018 album "Applause Of A Distant Crowd" at the latest, Vola have become an indispensable part of the new generation of prog. Not only do the Danes skilfully develop genre traditions further, they also actively get up close and personal with modern varieties of pop, electronic music and recently even hip-hop, which are rather frowned upon in the scene. On tour with Dream Theater, they recently proved impressively that their resulting mixture even appeals to the long-established.

VOLA "Inmazes"

11. October 2016

The Vola debut "Inmazes" has been an insider tip through the scene for over a year now as an in-house production. And it's no wonder that with Mascot a label has now bitten the dust. Because the sound of the quartet from Copenhagen has it all. The steam pile slogan of the label (roughly: "Pink Floyd meets Rammstein and Meshuggah") can serve as orientation, but it is not that simple...

Music From Time And Space Vol. 62

21. September 2016

MARILLION - The New Kings (IV): Why Is Nothing Ever True? (3:10)
Album: FEAR - Fuck Everyone And Run (2016)
Label/Distribution: earMUSIC/Edel

Politics and prog united in emotionally stirring, wonderfully arranged longtracks - the new album of the British prog legend has it all. Marillion take a clear stand against the steadily growing, unholy power of capital and wrap their "Protestalbum" (Steve Hogarth) in graceful, experimental, stirring songs.