For over fifty years – King Crimson has been one of the most singular experiences and one of the greatest bands on record or live. Led by musical icon Robert Fripp, few other artists or bands are really comparable. UK filmmaker Toby Amies will shine a light on the enigmatic troupe in his new documentary In The Court Of The Crimson King, making its world premiere at South By Southwest (SXSW) with screenings on March 14th and18th. The film promised a comprhensivew look into the world of the Crimson, and features Fripp, Mel Collins, Jakko Jakszyk, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Bill Bruford, Adrian Belew, Bill Rieflin, Jeremy Stacey and more. Buy tickets to the screenings below and watch the trailer now.
Considering the progressive nature of Atlanta genre dodgers Mastodon, the only real surprise regarding the band’s choice to record an eighty-eight minute double album is that it’s taken them this long to do it in the first place.
It’s been twenty-two years since Liquid Tension Experiment, the Progressive Metal supergroup formed by Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, The Winery Dogs) John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), and Tony Levin (King Crimson), released a record after their critically acclaimed album Liquid Tension 2 (Magna Carta). In this new album entitled LT3 (InsideOut Music) these musicians prove once again why they are part of the biggest bands in the genre and why they are considered to be among the best in their respective instruments and their craft.
As we previously broke the news that broke the metal interwebz this week, Liquid Tension Experiment are back! They have a new label and a new album ready to drop, after signing with InsideOutMusic for the release of their 3rd album. The album is set for a Spring 2021 release, 22 years after the bands’ last studio album. The legendary supergroup comprised of Mike Portnoy (Transatlantic, Sons of Apollo), John Petrucci (Dream Theater), Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), and Tony Levin (King Crimson, Peter Gabriel) has signed with InsideOutMusic for the release of their 3rd album. The album is set for a Spring 2021 release, 22 years after the bands’ last studio album. The band has released a new teaser trailer, created by Christian Rios, which you can see here:
Progressive music fans rejoice! Long missed supergroup Liquid Tension Experiment, featuring Jordan Rudess and John Petrucci of Dream Theater, former Dream Theater co-founder Mike Portnoy, and prog-rock legend Tony Levin of King Crimson is a go! Jordan posted a picture of the members all together wearing masks that spells out “LTE3.” In a 2019 interview with Jordan promoting his solo album and a new Dream Theater album, he told Ghost Cult it would happen when the time is right. It would seem the pandemic is that time for their first new album in 20 years! Check out the post and our interview with Jordan below.
Sad news as Gordon Haskell, a one-time member of King Crimson, and vocalist for such classic-era albums In The Wake Of Poseidon (Island, 1970), and Lizard (Island, 1970), has died. He was 74. No cause of death was revealed, but hew had been ill for some time Haskell also had an impressive solo career and was in the proto-prog rock group Fleur De Lys in the mid-1960s. Although his split with Crimson was acrimonious, the band announced his passing with several thoughtful posts today. We send our sympathies to Gordon’s family and friends at this difficult time.
When Greek innovators Hail Spirit Noir spewed forth in recorded anger eight years ago it was with tones of the Aegean gracing a strange brew of Blackened Prog Metal. Fourth long-player Eden in Reverse (Agonia Records) sees the completion of a gradual metamorphosis into total Prog, with the absorption of the band’s live musicians transforming the unit into a sextet.Continue reading
Cutting her professional teeth among serious pedigree as a member of Psych-Rock collective The Eden House Orchestra, the ethereal vocals of Belfast’s Louise Patricia Crane have dripped honey with such luminaries as Monica Richards and Julianne Regan. Debut solo album Deep Blue (Peculiar Doll Records) sees a host of Rock legends lend a hand to create a work of strange, wistful charm, paying due deference to a number of influences in the process.Continue reading
As previously reported, Neal Morse, Mike Portnoy & Randy George recently announced their return to the Cover To Cover series of albums with Cov3r To Cov3r, the brand new third installment. Featuring their renditions of classic tracks by the likes of King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Gerry Rafferty, David Bowie and more (including their cover of ‘No Opportunity Necessary, No Experience Needed’ featuring vocals from Yes singer Jon Davison), the album will be released on July 24th, as CD, Gatefold 2LP + CD & as Digital Album. Watch the video for their cover of ‘Baker Street’, originally by Gerry Rafferty, right now.Continue reading
Jakko Jakszyk, who has been the vocalist and guitarist for King Crimson since 2013, has announced he has signed a worldwide contract with InsideOut Music for the release of his forthcoming new solo album Secrets & Lies in late 2020. Jakko comments:Continue reading