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PROGTALKS by The Progspace

The Progspace

The Progtalks is the Podcast and Video interview series by The Progspace. With in-depth interviews with bands and artists of the Progressive music scene. New episodes available every Wednesday on every major Podcast app and on The Progspace YouTube channel.


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Exciting and frightening at the same time: Zero Hour is back!
After keeping busy with other projects such as Abnormal Thought Patterns, Cynthesis or A Dying Planet for well over a decade, master shredder Jasun Tipton finally returns to his riff heavy roots in Zero Hour, presenting a strong reunion album with “Agenda 21! Calling in from California, we talked to Jasun about channelling the magic of “The Towers of Avarice”, potential live plans and all things prog metal!Chapters:02:50 Catching up with Jasun’s musical projects in the last years03:45 The return of Zero Hour with Agenda 2110:40 Channelling the magic of The Towers of Avarice16:00 Classic, traditional US Prog Metal vs. more modern prog metal trends22:45 Live plans for Zero Hour27:15 Recording Agenda 2131:45 The reception of Agenda 21 so far32:45 Classic Zero Hour songs that will need to be on every setlist🎵 Zero Hour is:Erik Rosvold - VocalsJasun Tipton - GuitarsAndreas Blomqvist - BassRoel van Helden - Drums 💿 Discography:Zero Hour (1999)The Towers of Avarice (2001)Metamorphosis (2003)A Fragile Mind (2005)Specs of Pictures Burnt Beyond (2006)Dark Deceiver (2008)Agenda 21 (2022)✔️ Follow Zero Hour:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zerohourtowersInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/zerohourtowersLasers Edge: https://www.lasercd.com/cd/agenda-21Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3sKKRqv**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow:  https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow:  https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
vor 2 Tagen
39 Min.
Music for all of the Spheres together: !GeRald! found The Lost Tapes!
Teddie Burton, drummer of French avantgarde prog punkers !GeRald! talked to us about his love for everything that makes noise, the rare infusion of a punk ethos into proggy music and the making of their debut album “The Lost Tapes”. Dive into the spectacularly eclectic world of !GeRald! and listen to “The Lost Tapes” now. After finishing this episode of the Progtalks of course… Chapters:02:00 Who or what is !GeRald! ?05:00 The line-up of !GeRald!10:00 Prog Punk: channelling an avantgarde punk energy into free form prog music15:45 Constructed music vs. free musical punk spirit / studio album vs. live energy20:00 What does !GeRald! sound like?23:55 !GeRald! Is going on tour!24:30 What is the best way to listen to The Lost Tapes26:50 The recurring theme: music to help you through tough times33:40 Was The Lost Tapes recorded live in the studio?🎵 !GeRald! is:Teddie Burton : Percussions ; voice ; noise boxMarvin Gobert : Strings ; voice ; hairQuentin Loizeau : Heavy strings ; voice ; shirtMarin Michelat : Keyboards ; voice ; politic dissuasionVincent Zlotkowski : Pictures ; visual exasperation ; priest  💿 Discography:Church of the Sublime Parade EP (2018)The Lost Tapes (2022)✔️ Follow !GeRald!:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/houseofgeraldInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/houseofgerald/Youtube: https://bit.ly/GerRaldYouTubeSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3MSpzii**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow:  https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow:  https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
18-05-2022
37 Min.
Not a Star Wars reference: UK proggers Giant Walker talk impressive debut album All In Good Time
3/4 of UK Newcomers Giant Walker joined the Progtalks today to reveal the origin of the band name, their primary influences and how important it is to have music that gets you through hard times. Their debut album “All In Good Time” is out on Friday, May 13 - and it’s a good time for it!Chapters:01:00 Introducing Giant Walker06:26 Where does the band name originate from?10:48 The songwriting process for All In Good Time 13:00 How would you describe the sound of Giant Walker?20:50 “Music that gets you through hard times”33:18 Upcoming UK Tour🎵 Giant Walker is:Steff Fish - VocalsJamie Southern - GuitarJordan Gregory - BassAlex Black - Drums💿 Discography:All In Good Time (2022)✔️ Follow Giant Walker:Website: https://www.giantwalker.co.uk/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/giantwalkerInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/giantwalkerband/Youtube: https://bit.ly/GiantWalkerYouTubeBandcamp: https://giantwalker.bandcamp.com/Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3MIP7P4**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow:  https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow:  https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
11-05-2022
37 Min.
They tried to show us magic: Pure Reason Revolution’s return!
Pure Reason Revolution guitarists/vocalists Jon Courtney and Greg Jong called from Berlin and Portland/Oregon respectively to talk about the European tour with Gazpacho they just finished, the new PRR album “Above Cirrus” and what makes their vocal arrangements so magical.Chapters:01:50 European tour with Gazpacho: how was it?06:30 continuing the new era of PRR with Above Cirrus12:45 arranging vocal arrangements vs. arranging instrumental tracks15:20 translating studio arrangements into live versions / Annicke Shireen standing in for Chloé on tour18:55 did you play any new songs on the tour already?22:20 PRR influences outside of the prog world26:40 Where does the magic of Bright Ambassadors of Morning come from?🎵 Pure Reason Revolution is:Jon Courtney - vocals, guitars, keyboardsChloë Alper - vocals, bass, keyboardsGreg Jong - vocals, guitars 💿 Discography:The Dark Third (2006)Amor Vincit Omnia (2009)Hammer and Anvil (2010)Eupnea (2020)Above Cirrus (2022)✔️ Follow Pure Reason Revolution:Website: https://www.purereasonrevolutionofficial.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/purereasonrevolutionInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/purereasonrevolution_official/Twitter: https://twitter.com/prr_officialSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3vHmgnj**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow:  https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow:  https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
04-05-2022
32 Min.
Delve into the universe of Delvoid - with vocalist Alex Delver!
Norway’s Delvoid take their time with their studio albums. So we took some time to talk with vocalist Alex Delver about their third full length offering, “Swarmlife”, vocal influences and of course the meaning behind the band name. We also had a nice nerd-out on single-song albums, (multiple) album-spanning multi-part songs and all those kinds of proggy songwriting shenanigans.Chapters:01:00 three different types of bands on The Progtalks01:55 welcome Alex of Delvoid from Oslo04:00 what happened between Serene and Swarmlife?05:55 introducing the band members10:35 how did the pandemic influence Swarmlife?13:30 how would you describe Delvoid’s music to new listeners?18:55 vocal influences20:55 lyrical themes on Swarmlife23:15 album lengths and songwriting precision26:40 single-song albums or EPs29:45 multi-part songs across albums34:20 the upcoming release show36:15 the mystery of the band name🎵 Delvoid is:Magnus Andersen - BassEspen Th Granseth - Drums, vibraphone, percussionErik Johan Halbakken - Lead guitarAlex Delver - Vocals, second guitar 💿 Discography:Delve (2011)Serene (2015)Switchman EP (2016)Swarmlife (2022)✔️ Follow Delvoid:Website: https://www.delvoid.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/delvoidInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/delvoidmusic Twitter: https://twitter.com/Delvoidofficial Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/delvoidofficial/Bandcamp: https://delvoid.bandcamp.com/Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3xHgZ1p**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow:  https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow:  https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
27-04-2022
40 Min.
John Boegehold talks album lengths, prog history and all things Pattern-Seeking Animals!
Songwriter John Boegehold keeps churning out the music with Pattern-Seeking Animals. Their third album “Only Passing Through” is out since April 1st, so we called him up in his home studio in L.A. to talk about his influences, the perfect album length, a bit of prog history and why he’s not part of the P-SA live line-up.Chapters:00:58 Welcome (back) John Boegehold02:30 ‘accidentally’ forming a band04:00 logistical challenges recording the new album Only Passing Through06:00 initial reception for Only Passing Through07:00 songwriting inspiration, incorporating new sounds09:30 guest musicians12:15 choosing keyboard sounds14:35 inviting Ted Leonard to contribute to songwriting16:25 the bonus tracks on Only Passing Through, album length21:25 playing live, the P-SA live line-up and ROSFest/Cruise to the Edge25:00 bringing back ‘What’s In Your Walkman?’ for this episode33:22 talking a little Prog history36:45 Dream Theater winning a grammy: John voted for them!🎵 Pattern-Seeking Animals is:Ted Leonard - lead vocals & guitarsJohn Boegehold - synths, programming, mandolin, guitarJimmy Keegan - drums & vocalsDave Meros - bass 💿 Discography:Pattern-Seeking Animals (2019)Prehensile Tales (2020)Only Passing Through (2022)✔️ Follow Pattern-Seeking Animals:Website: https://www.psanimals1.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/psanimals1Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/psanimals1/Twitter: https://twitter.com/psanimals1Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3ukyd2T**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow: https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow: https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
20-04-2022
40 Min.
From a solo project to a fully fledged band: Soledad is back with their second album XIII!
French disney djent phenomenon Soledad is back as a full band 3 years after “Catharsis”. Our guests on this new episode of the Progtalks are Bandleader Lola Damblant-Soler and producer Lucas de la Rosa. They talk about the new album “XIII”, their favourite classical composers and the difficulties of transcribing guitar solos.Chapters:01:00 welcome back Lulu, welcome Lola02:55 from Soledad - a solo project to Soledad - the band05:45 the songwriting process for XII - what was different to Catharsis?10:30 playing Symphonic Metal but not like any other Symphonic Metal bands14:15 favourite classical composers of Lola & Lulu20:55 the lyrical concept of XIII23:55 guest musicians on XIII32:00 trying to transcribe guitar solos36:55 what’s next for Soledad?🎵 Soledad is:Lola Damblant-Soler - vocals, guitarsThéo Pinte - guitarsJulien Giet - drums 💿 Discography:Catharsis (2019)XIII (2022)✔️ Follow Soledad:Linktree: https://linktr.ee/soledadmusicFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/soledadprojectInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/soledad_project/Twitter: https://twitter.com/we_are_soledadYoutube: https://bit.ly/SoledadYouTubeChannelBandcamp: https://soledadproject.bandcamp.com/Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3K8ewR2**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow: https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow: https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
13-04-2022
45 Min.
Special Episode: Paul van Berlo (Loudnoise) gives us a glimpse behind the scenes of Prognosis
One week before the 2nd edition of the Prognosis Festival will finally go down, we rang up Paul van Berlo (Loudnoise) to talk about the challenges they had to face such as having to postpone twice due to Covid and last minute band cancellations as well as plans for the future of Prognosis. See you April 15/16 in Eindhoven!Prognosis #2: April 15/16, Effenaar, Eindhoven (NL) with:Katatonia, Leprous, Enslaved, The Ocean Collective, Long Distance Calling, Cellar Darling, Focus
, Klone, Magic Pie, Ross Jennings, Novena, Scarlet Stories
, Wheel
, Cobra The Impaler, The New Death Cult, The Fierce And The Dead & ArgusChapters:01:00 postponing Prognosis twice05:00 special sets07:30 clinics & panels: will they return in the future?09:00 special announcement coming up next week!09:30 the challenge of the running order13:50 personal favourite band on the line-up?✔️ Follow Prognosis:Website: https://www.prognosis-festival.nl/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prognosisfestivalInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/prognosisfestival/Youtube: https://bit.ly/PrognosisFestivalYouTube**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow: https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow: https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
11-04-2022
18 Min.
“We are the statement”: Alyson & Max from Flummox on Rephlummoxed and being trans icons in the metal community
Alyson Blake Dellinger & Max Mobarry from Tennesseean genrefluid metal gang Flummox talk about their “heavy, queer sounds for the strange & nocturnal”, how they reworked old songs into what would become “Rephlummoxed” and how simply being a transfem frontperson will automatically make you an icon.Chapters:01:00 welcoming back Max, introducing Alyson02:44 the Flummox story so far06:25 the origins of Rephlummoxed13:17 what does Flummox sound like?22:00 what does Flummox write and sing about?27:45 Flummox goes on tour!38:30 being a trans icon in the metal community🎵 Flummox is:Alyson Blake Dellinger - Lead Vocals, Bass Guitar (she/they)Max Mobarry - Guitar, Vocals (she/they)Chase McCutcheon - Guitar, Vocals (he/him)Drew Jones - Guitar (he/him)Jesse Peck - Keyboards, Vocals (he/him)Alan Pfeifer - Drums & Percussion (he/they)💿 Discography:Intellectual Hooliganism (2018)In Hindsight EP (2020)Rephlummoxed (2022)✔️ Follow Flummox:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/flummoxbandInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/flummoxtagram/Twitter: https://twitter.com/flummoxbandYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/FlummoxBandcamp: https://flummoxed.bandcamp.com/Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3tMFN60**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow:  https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow:  https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
06-04-2022
55 Min.
From a solo project to a collab effort: Road to Square One - Aquae Furtivae’s debut album is ready!
Drummer/composer Iago Franco Gonzalez and producer/vocalist Lucas de la Rosa from Berlin based international prog metal project Aquae Furtivae tell us everything about their debut album “Road to Square One”. From the emotional concept of dealing with Iago’s father Alzheimers diagnosis and how it affected his family, all the way to how much fun they had sending files back and forth when writing and recording the album.Chapters:01:00 Introduction01:55 The Road to releasing Road to Square One08:50 Recruiting Aquae Furtivae11:45 Lucas’ role in the production14:50 from a solo project to a collaborative effort23:50 What does the music of Aquae Furtivae sound like?27:00 Collaborating with musicians over the internet30:00 main musical influences35:30 what does Aquae Furtivae mean?36:10 other recent projects from Lucas de la Rosa coming soon🎵 Aquae Furtivae is:Iago Franco Gonzalez - drums, vocals, keyboardsLucas de la Rosa - vocals, guitars, productionAnaïs Lefebvre - vocalsJérôme Kauffman - guitarsMarc James - bass Guests:Fabrizio Tentoni - pianoNatasha Jaffe - cello💿 Discography:Road to Square One (2022)✔️ Follow Aquae Furtivae:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AquaeFurtivaeInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/aquaefurtivae/Youtube: https://bit.ly/AquaeFurtivaeYouTubeBandcamp: https://aquaefurtivae.bandcamp.com/Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3JMZZtT**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow: https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow: https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
30-03-2022
40 Min.
A Truman Show on planetary level: PreHistoric Animals’ The Magical Mystery Machine continues with Chapter 2!
In this new episode of the Progtalks, Stefan Altzar of Swedish Prog Rockers PreHistoric Animals talks about his love for It Bites, the importance of humour in music and of course their brand new album “The Magical Mystery Machine - Chapter Two”. We also reminisce about fun past tour shenanigans at ProgPower Europe as well as look at upcoming concert plans.Chapters:00:55 Introducing Stefan02:10 The new PhA album is about to drop! And the artwork is gorgeous!04:00 The journey from Consider it a Work of Art to The Magical Mystery Machine06:42 The musical universe of PreHistoric Animals: focus on SONGwriting13:15 Composing Chapter 1 and Chapter 220:30 The Magical Mystery Machine: The Story23:55 DIY Music Videos: the making of What A Lucky & Ghostfires videos29:37 Pretentiousness and taking everything a bit too serious in the prog world: adding humour!🎵 PreHistoric Animals is:Samuel Granath - drums and keysStefan Altzar - vocals, guitars and keysDaniel Magdic - guitars and keysNoah Magnusson - bass 💿 Discography:Consider it a work of art (2018)The Magical Mystery Machine - Chapter One (2020)The Magical Mystery Machine - Chapter Two (2022)✔️ Follow PreHistoric Animals:Website: https://prehistoricanimalsmusic.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrehistoricAnimalsMusicInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/prehistoricanimalsmusic/Youtube: https://bit.ly/PreHistoricAnimalsYouTubeBandcamp: https://prehistoricanimals.bandcamp.com/Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3KAJ0ei**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow:  https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow:  https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
23-03-2022
44 Min.
Diversify yourself: Karcius’ Sylvain Auclair on their new album and surviving the pandemic
You have to diversify yourself if you’re working in the music business: Karcius’ Sylvain Auclair on their new album “Grey White Silver Yellow and Gold” and surviving the pandemic as a full-time musician. We also talk about the songwriting ping-pong game, embracing heaviness with age rather than growing softer and we also touch on the chances for new material from his other band, Heaven’s Cry.Chapters:01:00 Introducing Sylvain02:20 The Karcius story so far05:33 Grey White Silver Yellow and Gold - a Baroness discography Boxset?06:50 The Ping-Pong Game: songwriting in Karcius10:40 From The Fold to the new album: ramping up the heaviness13:20 Getting heavier with age: discovering grit and false vocal chords16:28 Writing vocal melodies for Karcius and Heaven’s Cry20:10 Avoiding boxes and drawers: writing instinctively25:15 Surviving the pandemic as a full-time musician32:20 Concert plans with Karcius36:48 Any news about Heaven’s Cry?42:48 Playing the bass with a metal plectrum🎵 Karcius is:Sylvain Auclair (lead vocals, bass, percussion)Thomas Brodeur (drums & percussion, programming & sound design)Sebastien Cloutier (piano, B3, Mellotron, backing vocals)Simon L’Espérance (guitars, synths, percussion, keyboards, loops programming) 💿 Discography:Sphere (2004)Kaleidoscope (2006)Episodes (2008)The First Day (2012)The Fold (2018)Live in France (2019)Grey White Silver Yellow & Gold (2022)✔️ Follow Karcius:Website: https://karcius.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KarciusmusicInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/karciusmusic/Twitter: https://twitter.com/karciusmusicYoutube: https://bit.ly/KarciusYouTubeBandcamp: https://karcius.bandcamp.com/Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3MOQuN1✔️ Follow Heaven’s Cry:Website: https://www.heavenscry.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/heavenscryTwitter: https://twitter.com/heavenscrybandYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/user/heavenscrybandSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3MH5Zqe**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow:  https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow:  https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
16-03-2022
48 Min.
Maintaining balance, the human element & allowing movement to work: how Playgrounded’s The Death of Death was made
Guitarist Michael Kotsirakis and keyboardist Orestis Zafeiriou from Greek post-proggers Playgrounded talk about the production of their massive new album “The death of Death”, out on March 18 through Pelagic Records. We talk about the concept behind sound and lyrics, how the pandemic affected the release of the album and their upcoming live plans.Chapters:01:10 Introducing Playgrounded02:32 How The death of Death came to be06:20 Greece or The Netherlands?07:48 Spending time on songwriting vs. sound production12:35 Movement: the concept behind The death of Death13:39 That very first chord on the album!14:42 Maintaining a warm quality to the overall sound20:45 How has the pandemic affected the release of The death of Death23:38 The death of Death: Playgrounded’s Night is the New Day?25:55 What are the next steps for Playgrounded?27:50 With which band(s) would you want to tour?🎵 Playgrounded is:Odisseas Zafeiriou – bass guitarOrestis Zafeiriou – keyboards, programmingStavros Markonis - vocalsGiorgos Pouliasis - drumsMichael Kotsirakis - guitar 💿 Discography:Athens EP (2014)In Time With Gravity (2017)The death of Death (2022)✔️ Follow Playgrounded:Website: https://playgrounded.net/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/playgroundedInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/playgroundedofficial/Twitter: https://twitter.com/playgroundedYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/user/playgroundedtv/Bandcamp: https://playgrounded.bandcamp.com/Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3IHV9gV**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow:  https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow:  https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
09-03-2022
33 Min.
Confronting your inner toad and overcoming disconnections: Soulsplitter are seeking for Connection
Returning with their sophomore effort “Connection” after the highly acclaimed surprise 2019 debut “Salutogenesis”, German prog collective Soulsplitter talk about line-up changes, string arrangements and confronting your inner toad on this new episode of the Progtalks.Chapters:01:10 Introducing Soulsplitter04:00 Incorporating Sami as main vocalist after “Salutogenesis”06:00 Writing and recording process for “Connection”08:50 Changing pianists11:40 Incorporating real string ensembles in the production14:25 Arranging for rock band vs. orchestra17:20 Blending colours on the sound-palette together to one cohesive unit19:52 The lyrical concept of “Connection”26:33 “Disconnected” music video33:33 New albums that ‘connected’ with Soulsplitter38:06 Vocal influences and concepts: fan expectations vs. song requirements43:30 playing 3 live shows in 2021🎵 Soulsplitter is:Fenix Gayed - drumsSimon Kramer - guitarsSami Gayed - vocalsFelix Jacobs - bassLewin Krumpschmid - keys 💿 Discography:Salutogenesis (2019)Connection (2022)✔️ Follow Soulsplitter:Website & Shop: https://www.soulsplitter.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/soulsplitter.progInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/soulsplitter.progTwitter: https://twitter.com/soulsplitter_Youtube: https://bit.ly/soulsplYTSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3p1dIoS**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow:  https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow:  https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
02-03-2022
47 Min.
You can’t unburn a piano: Vikram Shankar on new albums with Silent Skies & Threads of Fate
A true virtuoso on piano and synth, Vikram Shankar talked to us about how difficult it is to write shorter songs, how you definitely can’t unburn a piano and making Raphael Weinroth-Browne’s  Cello-playing a little less pretty. Silent Skies’ sophomore album “Nectar” is out right now via Napalm Records and Threads of Fate’s debut full length “The Cold Embrace of the Light” is coming through Layered Reality Productions on March 11.Chapters:01:08 A wild day in Silent Skies land02:00 2021 Vikram Shankar releases05:00 Silent Skies - Nectar: a quick follow-up to Satellites10:10 The origins of a Silent Skies song16:28 flying to Sweden, shooting the video for Leaving and burning a piano22:40 Raphael Weinroth-Browne’s Cello contributions to Nectar26:35 Choosing synth sounds30:00 Threads of Fate’s The Cold Embrace of Light33:22 More from Vikram in 2022?! (Redemption, Lux Terminus)🎵 Silent Skies is:Vikram Shankar - piano, keyboards, productionTom S. Englund - vocals, production 💿 Silent Skies Discography:Satellites (2020)Nectar (2022)🎵 Threads of Fate is:John Pyres - vocalsJack Kosto - guitarsVikram Shankar - keyboards💿 Threads of Fate Discography:A Funeral for the Virtuous EP (2018)The Cold Embrace of the Light (2022)✔️ Follow Vikram Shankar:Website: http://www.vikramshankar.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VikramShankarMusicInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/vikramshankarmusic/Twitter: https://twitter.com/vikramshankar_Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/VikramShankarMusicBandcamp: https://thevikramshankarorchestra.bandcamp.com/Spotify: https://spoti.fi/36hcejI✔️ Follow Silent Skies:Website: https://smarturl.it/SilentSkies-NectarFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/silentskiesbandInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/silent_skie_s/Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SilentSkiesBandBandcamp: https://silentskiessweden.bandcamp.com/Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3GLXkP3✔️ Follow Threads of Fate:Website: threadsoffate.netFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThreadsOfFateMusicInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/threads_of_fate_musicYoutube: https://bit.ly/threadsoffateYTBandcamp: https://threadsoffate.bandcamp.com/Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3oQI2m2**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow:  https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow:  https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
23-02-2022
38 Min.
Be excellent to each other and Revel in Time: Arjen Lucassen’s Star One coming back for a third round!
After some busy years with Ayreon on both the album and live front, the tall dutch hippie Arjen Lucassen returns to his Sci-Fi metal project Star One with “Revel in Time”. Reason enough to invite him for a relaxed Progtalk. We chat about some of his old and new guest vocalists, Star One’s arrival in a contemporary earth setting thematically and how many cymbals Ed Warby broke during the recording sessions.Chapters:01:45 The third Star One in 20 years!03:00 Revel in Time!03:50 The most diverse Star One album so far!?06:30 Core ensemble vs. a bigger, more diverse cast of vocalists07:43 Mike Mills saving the day once again09:38 New faces in the Ayreon/Star One Universe17:35 Guide vocals for the guide vocalists?18:22 The last Arjen album that was NOT a double album?19:54 Anyone left on the wishlist?21:45 working with different source material…25:18 a theme for the next Star One album in 10 years?26:40 Arjen/Ayreon live activities: what’s next?31:48 Selling out all the different bundle versions in advance: unexpected success!40:42 Endorsement deals?41:54 How many cymbals did Ed Warby break during the recording sessions?44:00 Ed Warby & Joost van den Broek: official band members!?46:25 Coming up in Ayreon-Land: remixing The Universal Migrator for a vinyl release!🎵 Star One is:Ed Warby - drumsArjen Anthony Lucassen - everything elseJoost Van Den Broek - production 💿 Discography:Space Metal (2002)Live on Earth (2003)Victims of the Modern Age (2010)Revel in Time (2022)✔️ Follow Arjen Lucassen:Website: https://www.arjenlucassen.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArjenLucassenOfficialInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/ayreon_officialTwitter: https://twitter.com/arjenlucassenYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCihO6uVisilu1mn4x2u-HOASpotify: https://spoti.fi/3u6HOdWSpecial thanks to Mattias Norén https://progart.com/ for providing the original Star One - Space Metal Crew Booklet Picture**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow:  https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow:  https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
16-02-2022
49 Min.
Synth-wave with keytar and 7-string guitars: is Eurovision ready for Voyager's pop prog & metal?
Gearing up for EUROVISION - Australia Decides on Feb. 26, Voyager’s Alex Canion and Scott Kay join our host Dario for a full hour of good prog, pop and Eurovision banter! Nerding out on Symphony X and Textures, musing about the evolving progscene and evaluating their chances against stiff competition in the heavy department this year. Don’t miss out on them before they might go to Italy as the next step of their (World) Domination Game!Chapters:01:25 Why did we invite Voyager to the Progtalks with ‘only’ a new single out?03:12 Why is Australia competing in the EUROVISION song contest?04:20 Shooting the video for Dreamer after wrapping up A Voyage Through Time09:15 Songwriters and performers at once: a novelty at Eurovision?10:47 Writing Dreamer16:08 Any other Voyager songs that are fit for Eurovision?20:05 The Domination vs. The Damnation Game (Symphony X)23.38 Evaluating the other contestants Voyager are up against26:18 How heavy is too heavy for a Eurovision audience?27:50 Pain of Salvations Eurovision run: Daniel Gildenlöw the Shaman30:22 Danny, the compass for navigating through the Eurovision ocean32:20 The challenge of writing a short song33:20 ‘selling out’ in the eyes of an elitist heavy music crowd38:40 2022: the year of heavy bands at Eurovision: stiff competition!43:18 Australia Decides43:48 Any other Prog bands who should enter Eurovision?46:19 More Voyager plans apart from Eurovision? New album?50:30 A stable line-up for more than a decade: the secret ingredient for songwriting chemistry?🎵 Voyager is:Danny Estrin - Vocals, KeyboardsAlex Canion - Bass, VocalsSimone Dow - GuitarsScott Kay - GuitarsAsh Doodkorte - Drums 💿 Discography:Element V (2003)uniVers (2007)I Am the ReVolution (2009)The Meaning of I (2011)V (2014)Ghost Mile (2017)Colours in the Sun (2019)Dreamer (Single) (2022)✔️ Follow Voyager:Website: https://www.voyagerau.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/voyageraustraliaInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/voyagerau/Twitter: https://twitter.com/voyagerauYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/c/voyageraustraliaBandcamp: https://voyager.bandcamp.com/Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3GTGRJu**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow:  https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow:  https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
09-02-2022
57 Min.
“When we write music it is like war!” Moe Espinosa on having fun writing Persefone’s “metanoia”
In the new episode of the Progtalks, founding member, keyboardist and clean vocalist Miguel “Moe” Espinosa talks with host Dario about the songwriting process, lyrical themes and guest musicians on Persefone’s new opus “metanoia”.Chapters:01:25 from Aathma via In Lak’Ech and The Truth Inside the Shades to metanoia05:50 Merkabah and Katabasis vs. the rest of the album and the evolution of Persefone11:00 Spiritual metaphysic journeys vs. the material process of change through pain 14:32 Consciousness Pt. 3: having fun writing music together!19:58 guest musicians on metanoia26:56 testing out the waters of writing more epic soundtrack type music with Leap of Faith29:30 the steady ascent of Persefone33:30 touring plans in a pandemic world35:45 “The Riverside Song”🎵 Persefone is:Carlos Lozano Quintanilla - GuitarMiguel Espinosa Ortiz - Keyboards, VocalsSergi Verdeguer Moyano - DrumsToni Mestre Coy - BassMarc Martins Pia - VocalsFilipe Baldaia - Guitar 💿 Discography:Truth Inside the Shades (2004)Core (2006)Shin-Ken (2009)Spiritual Migration (2013)Aathma (2017)In Lak’Ech EP (2017)The Truth Inside the Shades 2020 (2020)metanoia (2021)✔️ Follow Persefone:Website: https://persefone.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/persefonebandInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/persefoneband/Twitter: https://twitter.com/persefonebandYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/user/persefonebandBandcamp: https://persefone1.bandcamp.com/Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3H09cxP**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow:  https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow:  https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
02-02-2022
40 Min.
Vivien Lalu talks about the musicians who made it onto Paint the Sky - and also those who didn’t!
French composer Vivien Lalu finally returned with his 3rd studio album “Paint the Sky”. We talked about all the amazing musicians he invited to play this time, the departure from the melodic prog metal sounds of his early work towards a modernised, heavy progressive rock style and much more in this newest episode of the Progtalks.Chapters:01:30 The story so far…02:20 Changes04:48 Songwriting process for Paint the Sky07:09 The core band line-up10:44 Band? Project? Band-project!12:35 Guest musicians on Paint the Sky15:16 Asking other keyboard players for guest solos19:00 Rebooting the Lalu sound22:02 Dreaming of another guest vocalist…23:13 Wrong CD24:12 ‘Jammable Jazz’25:05 Bonus Track: Paint the Sky instrumental!29:14 Favourite albums from 2021?32:00 Modernising traditional progressive rock33:06 Upcoming albums by Viv’s favourites35:45 Nerding out about Spock’s Beard37:09 Dirty Loops and Jonah Nilsson worship🎵 Lalu is:Damian Wilson - VocalsJelly Cardarelli - DrumsJoop Wolters - Guitars/BassVivien Lalu - Keyboards 💿 Discography:Oniric Metal (2005)Atomic Ark (2013)Live at P60 (2015)Paint the Sky (2022)✔️ Follow Lalu:Website: http://www.vivienlalu.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/laluprogFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/vivlaluInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/vivlaluBandcamp: https://lalu.bandcamp.com/Twitter: https://twitter.com/vivlaluYoutube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClCn4szxoLNtCW9iVGZXrmQSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3nBikBf**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow:  https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow:  https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
26-01-2022
41 Min.
Wilderun's Evan Berry explains the conception of Epigone, talks about his influences and more!
In the newest episode of the Progtalks you can learn how to pronounce Wilderun properly - from Evan Berry himself! How about that? We also talk about their new album “Epigone”, going back on tour after such a long time and some of his songwriting influences from outside the prog world.Chapters:01:33 How do you pronounce Wilderun?02:20 Epigone, being picked up by a label and the initial reception of the new album…04:15 From Veil of Imagination to Epigone: the songwriting journey11:10 Arrangements and Orchestrations with Daniel Müller and Wayne Ingram: How to ‘dress’ a song16:15 Lead-guitar switcharoo from Wayne to Joe Gettler back to Wayne18:23 Finally touring again with Swallow the Sun & Abigail Williams24:00 Discussing various influences not only, but also from outside the prog and metal world🎵 Wilderun is:Evan Anderson Berry - Vocals, Guitars, PianoDan Müller - Bass, Synths, OrchestrationsJon Teachey - DrumsWayne Ingram - OrchestrationsJoe Gettler - Lead Guitar (on Epigone) 💿 Discography:Olden Tales & Deathly Trails (2012)Sleep at the Edge of the Earth (2015)Veil of Imagination (2019)Epigone (2022)✔️ Follow Wilderun:Website: https://wilderun.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OfficialWilderun/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wilderunband/Bandcamp: https://wilderun.bandcamp.com/Youtube: https://bit.ly/WilderunYoutubeTwitter: https://twitter.com/WilderunbandSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3q58Qjo**********☕ BUY US A COFFEE ☕We bring these interviews to you with our own resources and have no monetization at all. Do you like what we do and would like to support us? Help us by buying us a coffee on the link below?https://theprogspace.com/donate**********PROGTALKS by The ProgspaceThe Progtalks produced by The ProgspaceMain Hosts: Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario AlbrechtProduced by Rune Belsvik Reinås, Dario Albrecht, Vanessa and Matthias KirschAll graphics and animations by Vanessa KirschIntro theme by Giuseppe Negri - Follow:  https://youtube.com/user/SkybladeprogmetalOutro themes by Zach Munowitz - Follow:  https://zachmunowitz.com/---Thank you for watching and listening to The Progtalks! If you liked this interview, subscribe now to this podcast and to The Progspace Channel on Youtube. For more information about Progressive rock and metal, reviews, interviews, contests and much more, bookmark The Progspace and follow us on all our social media channels. https://theprogspace.comFollow us at: https://facebook.com/theprogspace/https://instagram.com/theprogspace/https://youtube.com/theprogspacehttps://twitter.com/theprogspace/
19-01-2022
31 Min.