Friday, January 12, 2007

What Can I Say About TOOL?

Tool was formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California, when drummer Danny Carey joined the rehearsal of his neighbor, singer Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Paul d'Amour, when nobody else would show up.The band turned out to become a highly successful act.

Studio albums and EPs
I don't think I can choose any one album and say ........ Yes!This one's the best.

All you lovers of good prog,help me decide.
Opiate(March 10, 1992)

Undertow(April 6, 1993)

Ænima(October 1, 1996)

Salival(December 12, 2000)

Lateralus(May 15, 2001)

10,000 Days(May 2, 2006)

Tool's official website here.


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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Dream Theater- Commercially Viable Progressive Rock

Dream Theater is a progressive metal band formed by three students at the Berklee College of Music in 1985.They are
John Myung, Mike Portnoy and John Petrucci .
The present line-up includes James LaBrie and Jordan Rudess.
These guys bring out consistently good music.

Studio albums and EPs
When Dream and Day Unite
First studio album; only studio release to feature
Charlie Dominici.
Images and Words
First album with
James LaBrie; considered the band's breakthrough (charted #61); gold certified.
Kevin Moore's last album with the group. Highest charting release to date, reaching #32
A Change of Seasons (EP)
Derek Sherinian's first official release with Dream Theater. Charted #58
Falling into Infinity
Derek Sherinian's only full-length studio album with the group. Charted #52.
Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory
Jordan Rudess' first appearance, and the band's first concept album. Charted #73.
Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence
Dream Theater's first studio
double album. Charted #46.
Train of Thought
Charted #53.
Last album ever recorded in
The Hit Factory recording studio in New York. Charted #36.
Live albums
Live at the Marquee
First live album; recorded in
London, England.
Once in a LIVEtime
2CD recorded in
Paris, France. Reached #157 on Billboard charts
Live Scenes From New York
3CD recorded in
New York, USA. Charted #120.
Live at Budokan
3CD/2DVD combination recorded in
Tokyo, Japan.
3CD/2DVD recorded at the Radio City Music Hall on April 1, 2006
New York, USA.
Official Dream Theater website
Official Dream Theater FAQ
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Wednesday, January 10, 2007


.Before they met at the same time and place, Piotr Grudziński (Grudzień) had experimented as a lead guitarist in a metal band "Unnamed", Mariusz Duda had created progressive sounds as a vocalist, bass and keyboard player in a band "Xanadu" from Węgorzewo, Piotr Kozieradzki (Mittloff) had been a drummer in death metal "Hate" and "Domain", and Jacek Melnicki, a sound engineer in his own recording studio, had played keyboards as a guest musician on the albums of the artists he promoted.
Riverside (promo, 2003)
Loose Heart (single)
Out of Myself (2004)
Voices In My Head (EP) (2005)
Conceiving You (single, 2005)
Second Life Syndrome (2005)
Voices in my head (2006 ep reissue)

Riverside on Progboard: Riverside albums reviews and ratings
Riverside on Encyclopaedia Metallum (Metal-Archives)

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Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Spock's Beard-Another band I recommend STRONGLY!

Spock's Beard is a progressive rock band formed in 1992 in Los Angeles by brothers Neal and Alan Morse. Neal played keyboards and was the lead vocalist, as well as being the primary songwriter; Alan plays electric guitar. The pair teamed with fellow musicians Nick D'Virgilio (drums) and Dave Meros (bass) and released their debut album, The Light, in 1995. The quartet were later joined by veteran keyboardist Ryo Okumoto.

The band is also well known for their intricate multi-part vocal
harmonies (such as those found on certain Gentle Giant songs) and use of counterpoint on cuts such as "Gibberish," "Thoughts (Parts I and II)," "June," and "Devil's Got My Throat."

Spock's Beard
Los Angeles, California, USA
Years active
Rock, Progressive Rock
InsideOut Music
Alan MorseRyo OkumotoNick D'VirgilioDave Meros
Past members
Neal Morse
Spock's Beard official site
Spock's Beard Dot Org
Spock's Beard on Progboard: Spock's Beard albums reviews and ratings
The official Spock's Beard page on MySpace
Ryo Okumoto official site
Nick D'Virgilio official site
Alan Morse's page on MySpace
Neal Morse official site
Retrieved from "'s_Beard"
Studio albums

The Light (1995)
Beware of Darkness (1996)
The Kindness of Strangers (1998)
Day For Night (1999)
V (2000)
Snow (2002)
Feel Euphoria (2003)
Octane (2005)
Spock's Beard (2006)

Live albums and compilations
Official Live Bootleg/The Beard is Out There (1996) (recorded 1995)
From the Vaults (1998) (rarities - From the Vaults, Series 1)
Live at the Whisky and NEARfest (1999)
Don't Try This At Home (April 2000) (recorded 1999) (live)
Nick 'n Neal live in Europe - Two Separate Gorillas (October, 2000) (From the Vaults, Series 2) (2000) (recorded 1999) (live - From the Vaults, Series 3)
There and Here (2000) (live)
Gluttons for Punishment (2005) (live)


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Sunday, January 7, 2007

"PT" Porcupine Tree

A band that defies description Porcupine Tree or "PT". In my opinion,a band that has kept the prog rock flag flying
Band Members:
Chris Maitland
Colin Edwin
Gavin Harrison
Richard Barbieri
Steven Wilson
Official Homepage
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