New Prog Mag On Sale!
Opeth singer Mikael Akerfeldt graces the cover of Prog 30, which goes on sale today. Fresh from handing Van der Graaf Generator’s Peter Hammill the Visionary Award at the Progressive Music Awards, Akerfeldt talks at length about his passion for progressive music in all its forms. Discover his top five prog releases of all time. And he gives us a sneak preview of the band’s forthcoming tour with UK proggers Anathema as support and where Opeth might be headed with the follow-up to Heritage.
In a bumper wallet Prog 30 also delivers a raft of freebies. Aside from the usual free CD, which features the entire 17 minutes of Marillion’s epic new song Gaza, plus new music from The Reasoning, Threshold, Neal Morse, Jadis, Between The Buried & Me and much more, there are three extra free magazines. A copy of the 2012 Progressive Music Awards programme from the evening itself, Prog Rocks! campaign’s Innovations magazine and Esoteric’s prog special magazine Cosmosis all for your delectation.
Elsewhere in this issue:
All the coverage from the 2012 Progressive Music Awards. All the gossip, all the winners, all the pics.
Frank Zappa – the story behind The Mothers of Invention’s groundbreaking Freak Out! album.
Stonehenge 1984 – the inside story of how the famous hippie love in was finally derailed.
The Flaming Lips – this issue’s Outer Limits subjects. So how prog are they then?
The Reasoning/Touchstone – about to head off on a UK tour, we put the rising UK proggers in the ring together.
Kompendium – Magenta man Robert Reed unveils his ambitious prog rock super project.
Mostly Autumn – talk criticism and turning up the heat inn the stdio and the amps.
Magma – the much-loved French prog rock stars discuss the folkier approach of their latest album.
Between The Buried And Me – they’re still heavy, but the US band are getting proggier with every release.
Ultrasound – From Britpop to Britprog in one fell swoop. An amazing return for the band after a decade away.
Threshold – they’re back after a five year gap with prog singer du jour Damian Wilson back in the ‘Hold.
Sabbath Assembly – dark prog musings from members of Hammers Of Misfortune and Throbbing Gristle.
Plus reviews of albums and gigs from Marillion, Beardfish, Coheed & Cambria, The Gathering, Alan Reed, Billy Sherwood, Devin Townsend, Frank Zappa, Mike Oldfield, ELP, Supertramp, Jon Anderson, 10cc, Enochian Thoery,Pavlov’s Dog, Damo Suzuki and many more.
Tags: Between The Buried And Me, Frank Zappa, kompendium, Magma, Mostly Autumn, Opeth, Progressive Music Awards, Sabbath Assembly, Stonehenge, The Flaming Lips, The Reasoning, Threshold, Touchstone, Ultrasound