Progscure Chronicles Vol. XII: Kingston Wall

kingston_wall_-_iiIt’s been a while since the last Chronicle, but we’re back with more progscure goodness for your ears!

Today’s edition features the 90s cult Finnish prog rock band (who knew there was stuff other than black metal at the time!), Kingston Wall, and I’m hoping at least some of you have heard of them. Continue reading


Progscure Chronicles Vol. XI: Children of Nova

a1105326582_10Does any of you miss The Mars Volta? Yeah, me too. There have been a few substitutes, the most substantial of which might be Closure in Moscow, but now a new player has joined the game.

Created in 2007 in San Diego, Children of Nova blend progressive rock, heavy metal, alt rock, and a touch of jazz together, with a high-pitched male singer that has a voice at times oddly reminiscent of Cedric Bixler-Zavala. Of course, they lack the incredibly fun experimentation that TMV did, with every album, and concentrate on a rather accessible alternative prog sound. Continue reading

Progscure Chronicles Vol. VII: Thinking Plague

thinkingplague-2011Thinking Plague is probably the most out-there prog band you can imagine.

Their music is teeming with avant-garde, experimental, and art music elements. First of all, the band consists of drums, bass, acoustic guitars, vocals, and a wide variety of wind instruments: saxophone, clarinet, flute, and accordion. The songs are often long and intricate, and display an unabashed sense of performance, carried out through the recording process. Continue reading