Articles by Gaz Cloud
For many years we’ve been getting a little bit of shit from the black metal scene saying, “You guys have wimpy vocals.” And we say, “OK, fuck off, listen to something else.” Then we go to the prog scene, and they’re like, “What’s up with the screaming? Sounds like the guy’s swallowing a toothbrush!” We’re like, “Are you actually aware that the word ‘progressive’ has to do with change, and moving forward?!”
Mikko von Hertzen talks about the band’s excellent new album, War Is Over, their changes of approach and harnessing creative differences to be the best band they can be.
The sense of a special event is enhanced with ‘Moon Above, Sun Below’ . . . The Pale Communion track is one of the band’s most complex, and until this week, had never been performed live . . . the drum ‘n’ bass ‘n’ organ break is thrilling, and as the band crash in, one of Opeth’s most transcendent studio moments is electrifyingly recreated.
Focus, TFATD, Carl Palmer. . . Here’s our rundown of the bands appearing on the Saturday at HRH Prog VI in Pwllheli.
Here’s a rundown of the array of talent playing HRH Prog VI this Friday: Uriah Heep, The Von Hertzen Brothers, Caravan, Hawklords, Heather Findlay, Edgar Broughton and more!
There’s less than a week to go until HRH Prog VI lands in Hafan y Mor, a beautiful yet remote holiday camp in North Wales. Here’s a preview of the bands set to deliver on the opening evening: Mostly Autumn, Krankschaft and IO Earth.
Thumpermonkey, The Fierce and The Dead and Ham Legion are three unique bands that all find surprisingly fertile soil in that apparently rocky middle ground where progressive rock and angular punk meet. Just whatever you do, don’t call this intersection pronk.
An exposition that aims to set Edgar Froese’s ideas about quantum physics to record, this is thoroughly modern, utterly magnificent Electronische Musik.
A soldier and a conqueror, Andy Powell’s been fighting to be free for nearly half a century with acclaimed blues, rock and progressive act Wishbone Ash. Hear what Andy has to say for himself.
From inventing psytrance to introducing the world to Lemmy, Hawkwind have a colourful past. Now, with a young Haz Wheaton injecting the same energy as the aforementioned bassist, the band are riding high again. Dave, Dibs and co discuss their legacy, live performance and LSD – there’s every reason to believe Hawkwind will have just as colourful a future.
Before their current European tour began, we caught up with Gong prior to their headline show at at HRH Prog earlier this year to talk about winning over sceptics on the road, their new album, the greatest guitar riff of all time and Pot Head Pixies.
The curation at Be Prog! My Friend is as unique as the setting – in 2015 Be Prog! famously married Meshuggah and Camel. This year, challenging music is placed at the heart of a left-of-centre progressive bill. . .
Riverside set out to curate a collective musical and emotional catharsis. They achieve this emphatically.
Ahead of their headline performance at KozFest this weekend, we publish an in depth piece with one of the most revered names in jazz rock fusion.
Ahead of the band’s appearance at Be Prog! My Friend on Saturday, Gaz Cloud spoke to Vincent Cavanagh about art, brotherhood and Anathema’s tour and new album.
As Be Prog! My Friend gets closer, Gaz Cloud grills Juan Antonio Munoz, the festival founder and organiser, on what makes his event so special.
Einar Solberg’s Leprous will be playing a special “request show” at this year’s Be Prog! My Friend. Gaz Cloud asked him some questions.
Ahead of their appearance at Be Prog! My Friend in Barcelona this summer, Gaz Cloud caught up with Jardín de la Croix bassist Nacho Hernandez.
Gaz Cloud talks to Jim Grey from Caligula’s Horse about his plans for the band’s upcoming appearance at Be Prog! My Friend.
HRH Prog V is a resounding success, with headliners Gong, Hawkwind and Wishbone Ash all turning in superlative sets.
Ahead of a rare London performance on 27th April, Gaz Cloud talked music and coexistence with Isreali singer-songwriter David Broza, and Palestinian collaborator, refugee and hip-hop artist Muhammad Mughrabi.