On a week during which the pope visited my general neck of the woods it’s appropriate to feature the newest album from the Swedish “anti-pope” band, Ghost. Their new album is Meliora, and features a dark brooding vibe that echoes all the way back to early Black Sabbath. Their music, and especially live act is centered around a bit of a demonic theme, so they may not be for the pious listener! For those who don’t mind the theme however, they are a welcomed addition to the scene! You can pick up the new album here.
In other new music news, for the first time this week we played a songs from Eternal, the brand new album from power metal band Stratovarius. You can pick that up here. We also had a song from V, the new offering from the American instrumental quartet Scale the Summit, and you can pick that up here.
In upcoming news I talked about a trio of videos, which can all be viewed below. The first is from Threshold promoting their upcoming live CD European Journey, available November 13th. You can grab that here. Next is the Rush R40 concert, available November 20th, but not yet available for pre-order, so stay tuned for more details on that! Finally, on November 13th, comes Second Flight, the sophomore live album from Flying Colors, is available in a fantastic array of packages and prices directly from Mascot Records here.
I mentioned near the end of the show that the artist formally known as Synaesthesia will be moving ahead as Kyros. If you enjoyed the 22 minute epic we played near the end of the show please follow the band on facebook here. I’m sure they will appreciate the support with the big change!
Rush – Roll the Bones~
Ghost – Spirit
David Gilmour – In Any Tongue
Riverside – Time Travellers
Enchant – Deserve to Feel
Spock’s Beard – Harm’s Way
Stratovarius – My Eternal Dream
Threshold – Watchtower on the Moon~
Iron Maiden – The Man of Sorrows
Flying Colors – Mask Machine~
Ghost – Mummy Dust
The Dear Hunter – Is There Anybody Here?
Moon Safari – Too Young to Say Goodbye
IO Earth – Drifting
Ghost – Majesty
Scale the Summit – The Winged Bull
Amorphis – Death of a King
Marillion – Sounds That Can’t Be Made
The Neal Morse Band – The Grand Experiment
Anathema – Fragile Dreams
Anglagard – Ur Vilande
Synaesthesia – Time, Tension & Intervention
Ghost – Absolution