This week on the program we head over to Germany for our feature, and take a look at a very long-lasting prog-metal lineup in the band Vanden Plas. Their new album is Chronicles of the Immortals: Netherworld 2, and in my humble opinion is one of those rare sequels that goes above and beyond the hype created by the original. In the year and a half since the original Netherworld it makes sense that not much in the core sound has changed, but every single song on the new album delivers a very strong punch, which is not something I would have said about the original. You can buy the new album here.
We also started off the show tonight with a track from the soon to be released Flying Colors live album, Second Flight. You can order that here.
As I mentioned during the show, there will be no live show or podcast next week, as I will be taking to the high seas on Cruise to the Edge. If the time is available post-cruise you can expect a review similar to what I did for RoSfest earlier this year, which was a very popular download. See you all in two weeks!
Flying Colors – Open Up Your Eyes~
Vanden Plas – In My Universe
Pagan’s Mind – God’s Equation~
Haken – Eternal Rain
Thank You Scientist – Suspicious Wavelength
Neal Morse – Sweet Elation
Anathema – Lost Control
Vanden Plas – Godmaker’s Temptation
Teramaze – Delusions of Grandeur
Gazpacho – Know Your Time
Nad Sylvan – The Killing of the Calm
Alberto Rigoni – Corruption
Leprous – Bilateral
Vanden Plas – Blood of Eden
Mechanical Butterfly – Sparks Within a Downpour
Trivium – Dead and Gone
Waken Eyes – Arise
Allen/Lande – Another Battle
Iron Maiden – Killers
Consider the Source – Up to, but not to Exceed… Whoa
Vanden Plas – Monster