Tag Archives: rock opera

CRYPTIC NATURE – Pandor

September 3, 2018

Rock Company 2017 Fantasy-styled rock opera that fascinates without fulfilling its no-frills prophesy. Unicorns and dragons are most captivating creatures, ethereal and muscular at the same time, that, when projected onto musical canvas, can lend themselves to new-age and power … Continue reading

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AYREON – Ayreon Universe

April 14, 2018

Mascot 2018 Cosmic escapism brought back to mortal soil for an all-encompassing journey through space and time and an ultimate triumph. Stage representation of Arjen Anthony Lucassen’s concepts always seemed problematic: given their writer’s creative vision which is bound to … Continue reading

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ALAN SIMON – Excalibur IV: The Dark Age Of The Dragon

January 21, 2018

Baba├»ka 2017 New chapter of Arthurian saga brings a half-full cup of wonder to the Round Table. After a five-year hiatus Alan Simon returns to the cycle he had started two decades earlier with what was planned as another spin … Continue reading

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FRANKY AND THE BAND – Austin, Texas: The Rock Opera

December 30, 2017

Round Rock 2017 Aural aspect of a multidimensional almanac gets a grand opening. This project’s mastermind Fehmi Nuhoglu, or Franky, may be a bandleader but his creative reach isn’t limited to music. The “Austin, Texas” album is part of a … Continue reading

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NEAL SMITH – KillSmith & The Greenfire Empire

May 19, 2015

Kachina 2014 ALICE COOPER thunder god rolls out a rocking story about the power and abuse. Wunderkinds have always fascinated musicians, and Neal Smith is no exclusion: he always wanted to upstage Keith Moon and have one drum more than … Continue reading

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