Album Review: Tim Bowness – Lost in the Ghost Light

Artist: Tim Bowness Album: Lost in the Ghost Light Release Date: February 17, 2017 Record Label: InsideOut Records If somewhere there is a prog rock album checklist, the new Tim Bowness album Lost in the Ghost Light has nearly every box checked off. Tim Bowness is best known as one half of No-Man with that sad…

Album Review:Cultural Warfare – Future Kill ep

Band: Cultural Warfare Album: Future Kill EP Release Date: January 27, 2017 Record Label: M-Theory Audio One of the many downfalls of reviewing albums, aside from choosing which album to review, is how do you make sure you are fair and just. Some people will listen to an album many times before writing up a solid…

Album Review: Shallow Side – One EP

Band: Shallow Side Album: One EP Release Date: January 13, 2017 Record Label: Thermal Entertainment As many of you know, we specialize in all things Metal. Though, from time to time, you just have to take a break from all the insanity and listen to something. . . off beat, yeah that works, off beat….

Photo Gallery: Alcest @ The Ready Room (STL,Mo)

When it comes to St. Louis, underground metal shows can be few and far between. When I first found out that French act Alcest was going to be playing at the Ready Room in January, I thought I was dreaming. As the day grew closer and the show was still on the Ready Room website,…

Song Review: Ayreon – The Day That The World Breaks Down

The new Ayreon track, “The Day That The World Breaks Down” has officially been up on YouTube and Spotify long enough for me to listen to it too many times. Ayreon albums are basically the Wrestlemania of prog albums, huge productions, storylines that are hard to follow and filled with some of the most talented…

Steve K’s Top 10 Lists of 2016

If you thought Chris’ post was late, think again! The year of 2-0-1-6 was more insane – and busier – than any previous year for myself, and that has continued in 2017. I started last year fixing up a house in South Saint Louis where my girlfriend and I would begin inhabiting in early February,…

Photo Album: Neal Morse Band @ Delmar Hall

It’s not very often that we get to cover a once in a lifetime event like we did with the Neal Morse Band playing their Similitude of a Dream album in its entirety at St. Louis’ Delmar Hall. This show was announced a few months back and immediately we knew it would be one not…

Local Business Spotlight: The Archive Music House

Matt Albers The Midwest has always been known as “flyover country” for many demographics, including music and pop culture. St. Louisans rely on local venue owners and promoters to feature and highlight local, regional, and (inter)national entertainment. In an already small market – even when factoring in the surrounding areas – the addition of a…

Chris’ Top albums of 2016

Nordahl’s List of Essential Metal From 2016 Let me be extremely late almost to the point of uncomfortable awkwardness for wishing you a Happy New Year. Hey – it’s still January and you might still be thinking you can keep one or more of your resolutions for 2017, so we’re good! What is being presented…

Photo Album: Winter Wolves Benefit 2017

The Winter Wolves benefit shows have always been really amazing! Coming about once a year, the benefit goes to helping out the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka, MO. I have always had such a great time at the Winter Wolf benefit as it mixes some quality metal acts across the wide variety of metal acts…

Album Review: Pain Of Salvation – In the Passing Light of Day

Band: Pain of Salvation Album: In the Passing Light of Day Release date: January 13, 2017 Record Label: InsideOut Records Reviewed by: Sean Cantor “We had a good run; our days in the sun so come what may”. When we form relationships, whether it is with family, friends, or ourselves we tend to live beyond…

Perfect Circle Announce US Tour/New Album

PERFECT CIRCLE ANNOUNCE SPRING TOUR Jan. 9, 2017, LOS ANGELES – A Perfect Circle will trek across North America this Spring in the outfit’s first tour since 2011, with the month long outing kicking off at The Pearl in Las Vegas (April 7 and 8). The band previously announced a May 7 performance at the…