North East of England prog band DeeExpus release their second album through earMUSIC on March 23. It’s called The King Of Number 33. And Marillion keyboard player Mark Kelly is featured on it.
As Judas Priest announce their farewell world tour, so we in the UK – where metal truly began – are looking around for young bands who can hold high the metallic flag in the coming years. And among all the pretenders, could South of England band Primitai be the real deal?
The latest Then & Now looks at prog rockers Marillion. Xavier Russell was there right at the beginning, but has not clapped eyes on the band since March 1983. So, we sent him along to check out Marillion at the High High Voltage Festival. First off, his review from The Marquee Club, London in 1981 has been reprinted as it originally appeared in Sounds magazine, under the heading: A Return To Kaftans And…
Time for everything to reach a suitable crescendo. We review Magnum, Uriah Heep, Argent and Marillion on the Prog stage. Clutch, Opeth and Down on the Metal Hammer stage. And Joe Bonamassa, Down ‘N’ Outz and ELP on the main stage.