Ghost is to be released alongside Deconstruction on June 20, thus completing The Devin Townsend Project. This is indeed quite a juxtaposition with its sister album, which was a heavy, unorthodox metal album. This is more laid back and easier on the ears, yet still retains the Devin Townsend sound. Though I much preferred the coincidental release, Ghost is surely a fine album in and of itself.
May 23 is the date in which Neal Morse‘s long awaited sequel to the acclaimed album Testimony was released. It is entitled Testimony 2 and was released through InsideOut records. It is a continuation of the theme behind the prequel as well as the universal appraisal. Having never heard the first one, I cannot compare the two. But one thing is for sure, Testimony 2 is a masterpiece with or without its predecessor.
March 28 marks the release date of Mammoth, the upcoming album of the progressive rock band Beardfish. The Swedish quartet is known for their consistently good releases in the past, and this one is sure to add bulk to their already strong catalog. Any fans of the band, or of progressive rock in general, should be nothing less than pleased with this release.
A couple months back, the up and coming progressive rock band Unitopia released their latest album, Artificial, which was extremely well-received here. Co-founder and multi-instrumentalist Sean Timms kindly took the time for an interview with The Golden Bird.
Through InsideOut, the Australian progressive rock band, Unitopia, released their latest album. It is entitled Artificial and became available on May 3, 2010. After listening to their highly acclaimed The Garden, I had high expectations for this one. Artificial went above and beyond each and every one of them, creating what I would call a near-perfect album.