First off, an apology to anyone who may have been trying to listen live to the show this week. Unfortunately the station was having some technical difficulties, and so there was no live broadcast. Despite these troubles the show went on, and now we have this podcast to show for it!
Our featured album this week came from Canadian band Borealis. They have a new album out called Purgatory, which they will be promoting across North America as they support Evergrey on their forthcoming tour. Voyager and Oceans of Slumber are also along for the tour, and MindMaze is an extra addition just for the Baltimore show.
Speaking of MindMaze, they will be embarking on their first major support tour, opening up 7 shows for Saxon and Armored Saint. They have started a kickstarter to help cover expenses for the tour, and you can help them out here. You can find full Saxon tour dates here. MindMaze are supporting from September 12-20.
In other tour news, Coheed and Cambria are going to be hitting the road with Thank You Scientist! 5 dates have already been announced and you can see them here, and you can pick up a copy of Coheed and Cambria‘s new album, The Color Before the Sun while you’re at it!
On the new music front, 3RDegree has a new album coming out called Ones and Zeros: Vol. 1, and you can get more info about the band and order that album directly from them here. Finally, Spock’s Beard has a pair of lyrics videos out from their forthcoming album The Oblivion Particle which you can check out below.
Dream Theater – In the Presence of Enemies, Pt. 1
Borealis – From the Ashes
Symphony X – Hell and Back
Echolyn – Warjazz
Telergy – Philosopher
MindMaze – Mask of Lies
Borealis – Destiny
Evergrey – The Encounter
3RDegree – The Gravity
Joe Satriani – In My Pocket
Spock’s Beard – Bennett Built a Time Machine
Thank You Scientist – Blood on the Radio
Coheed and Cambria – Gravity’s Union
Borealis – Darkest Sin
Borealis – Place of Darkness
Kinetic Element – Her
MindMaze – Through the Open Door
Armored Saint – Loose Cannon
Saxon – Lionheart
District 97 – A Lottery
Armonite – Sandstorm
Borealis – Welcome to Eternity
Dream Theater – In the Presence of Enemies, Pt. 2