This week we take a look at the second album from the Pennsylvania based band, MindMaze. Back From the Edge featured a strong follow-up effort from the band, as well as an impressive list of guest musicians helping out, including Mike LePond of Symphony X. The band is currently getting set to release an EP featuring and named after one of the tracks from Back From the Edge, Dreamwalker. The EP includes an alternate vocal version, a new original track, and a handful of covers. It is only available via pre-order, and you can reserve your copy by scrolling down to the bottom of the band’s online store here.
In other news for the band, drummer Kalin Scheizerhof has left, and several drummers will be filling in during the already planned live shows for the band. As of this time there has been no announcement of a permanent drummer for the future.
Next up, Coheed and Cambria have announced that they will be releasing a new album on October 9th. The Color Before the Sun will be the first album from the band not to be involved with The Amory Wars story, and in fact is not even a concept album. You can check out some more info at the band’s site here, and check out the new video below.
Echolyn is another band with a new album available for pre-order, and if you’re interested in getting your hands on I Heard You Listening, you can do so here.
In this episode we included new music from District 97, and you can get info on them, and their new album In Vaults, here. Also in the new music department is Next to None, who recently released their debut album, A Light in the Dark. You can check out the band here.
Finally, a big thanks to everyone who helped the When Prog and Power Unite podcast get over 5,000 downloads! A little over four months ago when the site was redesigned and the podcast was put into place I could have never expected such a great response to the new media. I hope all you wonderful downloaders enjoy this and future episodes!
Dream Theater – Metropolis Pt. 1~
MindMaze – Back From the Edge
Coheed and Cambria – You Got Spirit, Kid
Leprous – Lower
District 97 – Snow Country
Nexto to None – Control
MindMaze – Dreamwalker
Vanden Plas – You Fly~
Echolyn – Georgia Pine
Kansas – Icarus: Borne on Wings of Steel
Hasse Froberg – Song For July
Seventh Wonder – Welcome to Mercy Falls
Kingcrow – Eidos
Queensryche – Screaming in Digital
Powerworld – Tame Your Demons
MindMaze – The Machine Stops
Beardfish – Ode to the Rock’N’Roller
Marillion – Forgotten Sons
Dominici – Enemies of God
Ayreon – The Decision Tree (We’re Alive)
Genesis – The Return of the Giant Hogweed
Izz – You’ve Got a Time
Blackfield – My Gift of Silence~
The Flower Kings – I Am the Sun, Pt. 1
MindMaze – End of Eternity