We have a philosophy at this website that goes something like this” few bands ever have managed to keep the highest level or artistry, yet still have commercial success.” As we have been tracking here at Ghost Cult, appreciation for progressive music is at an all-time high in 2016. Usually this type of thing doesn’t bode well for quality, but this era of bands is a different animal. It is a boon to fans to have so many strong, legendary figures continuing to be great and tremendous younger bands across all the sub-genres with bright futures. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the second leg of the Devin Townsend Project, Between The Buried And Me, and Fallujah tour.
Devy and his merry band of men are touring behind their stunning record, Transcendence (InsideOut). They are really bringing it in terms of live performance of this era of Devy classics. BTBAM is a year out on their Coma Ecliptic (Metal Blade) album, and continuing to switch up their set with beloved tracks and current jams.
Joining this tour for a one-off was the battle metal Swedes of Sabaton. They may have seemed out of place on the bill, but they have their proggy moments and are unabshadly fun performers. Their subject matter, such as on their new album The Last Stand (Nuclear Blast), could not be more grave, but their delivery is top notch. Rounding out the lineup was proggy tech death merchants Fallujah. Their new album Dreamless (Nuclear Blast) is sure to be on many end of year lists. Hillarie Jason covered the show at our favorite venue, The Worcester Palladium for Ghost Cult, and shot this photo set.. Make sure you catch this tour while you can, and get ready for the constant Jazz hands!