‘2112’ can be considered many things – a band manifesto, a conceptual landmark, maybe even the birth of prog metal – but above all, it was the band’s play for creative independence.
Gong’s energized 'Acid Motherhood,' recorded with Acid Mothers Temple, generated some controversy among hardcore fans when it was released on March 30, 2004.
From arena rock heroes to overlooked masters, here are the best prog drummers who embody the virtuosity and imagination of prog rock.
Released during their imperial Virgin Records era, ‘Rubycon’ remains one of Tangerine Dream’s most deathlessly compelling albums.
On March 13, 1970, the three-piece released their self-titled debut album on Decca’s short-lived Nova imprint.
Released in 1974, almost a year to the day after their debut album, 'Mirage' saw Camel take their unique prog brilliance to a new level.
Whether they’re the mastermind of the band or keep the cosmic flights well-grounded, we pay tribute to the best prog guitarists of all time.
Just when prog rock’s prospects looked bleakest, some savvy souls started to find a way forward in the 80s pop scene.
The guitarist, songwriter and producer Steve Hackett is a quiet pioneer. We celebrate some of the best Steve Hackett solos in an always innovative career..
‘Force Majeure’ saw Tangerine Dream close the 70s with one of their most enduring Virgin masterpieces, paving the way for yet another decade of innovation.
Gentle Giant’s final album, ‘Civilian’ shocked many, but was full of hooky, chorus-heavy rock/pop songs as visceral as anything the New Wave had to offer.
In January 1980 Tangerine Dream became the first western 'rock' band to perform in the German Democratic Republic, resulting in the stunning album ‘Pergamon.’
How 70s proggers, blues rockers, and psychedelic popsters put the humble flute out front.
Four mighty strings and 50 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists.
The ambitious ‘Journey To The Centre Of The Earth’ was recorded on January 18, 1974, as Rick Wakeman recorded live with a choir, an orchestra, and a rock group.