Video Roundup: DragonForce / Dream Theater / Winterburn / Prince Of Lilies / Ruttenskalle / Apostle of Solitude

There were so many good releases out today that I just had to run off a 6-song feature for you... DragonForce DragonForce has launched a new video for "Strangers" - a song from 2019′s Extreme Power Metal, and a tribute to everything 80s! Featuring Steve Vai's Whitesnake/David Lee Roth-era guitars, the band spared no expense in … Continue reading Video Roundup: DragonForce / Dream Theater / Winterburn / Prince Of Lilies / Ruttenskalle / Apostle of Solitude

Album Review: Dream Theater – Distance Over Time

Dream Theater are a band that for a lot of years I never really understood. One of my best mates in college played me Metropolis Pt. 2: Scenes from a Memory and whilst I really enjoyed the musicality of it, I never really paid much attention. That all changed when in 2017 I was able to witness … Continue reading Album Review: Dream Theater – Distance Over Time

2017 Crew Review – James “Jimmy” Costin, Senior Editor

As is customary at this time of year, we like to put together a “year in review” from the perspective of each team member, or at least as many of the crew as we can. This time around it’s the year from the point of view of our Senior Editor/Accreditation Editor –  James Costin… It’s … Continue reading 2017 Crew Review – James “Jimmy” Costin, Senior Editor

Dream Theater – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (20th April 2017)

Before we even begin, I should probably state that I went into this gig being completely unaware of Dream Theater's music. I'd heard bits and pieces but I'd never listened to one of their albums in full. Whether this is due to lack of time or my general disinterest with songs that go on for … Continue reading Dream Theater – Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow (20th April 2017)

Interview: James Labrie of Dream Theater

Dream Theater are currently gearing up to bring their 25th Anniversary of Images and Words tour to the UK across the next couple of weeks. Prior to them heading out, I had the opportunity to chat with the one and only James Labrie, amongst other things, about the upcoming tour and also solo albums. Read on … Continue reading Interview: James Labrie of Dream Theater

Dream Theater release “Images & Words” 25th anniversary UK live dates

Woah. Dream Theater were one of the first - if not the first - bands I ever interviewed. Specifically then-drummer Mike Portnoy after their gig at Bradford Queens Hall on the original tour for this album. Sadly, the recording is lost in the halls of time, but I still can't believe it's been 25 years! … Continue reading Dream Theater release “Images & Words” 25th anniversary UK live dates