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

January 21, 2018

Babaïka 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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CLIVE NOLAN – Alchemy Live

April 21, 2014

MetalMind 2013 Chemical wedding, although not set in stone, might be an ultimate realization of a rock musician’s theatrical dream but wait… there’s more. ‘s mind knows no rest yet his loss of sleep surely is the listener’s gain for the British composer’s … Continue reading

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May 8, 2013

Metal Mind 2013 The ringmaster of keyboards crystallizes his dark, if relentlessly romantic, vision in a musical Victorian novel. Given ‘s work with a string of collectives he’s either a part or leader of, it’s surprising that the maestro finds … Continue reading

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