Articles by Jon Skjeseth

About Jon Skjeseth (571 Articles)
Proghead from Oslo, who writes mostly about progressive rock/metal, though may write about other rock and metal sub-genres, as well as electronic music, underground hip hop/rap, contemporary music, different kinds of jazz, folk, or anything I find interesting.

Moura: Galician psych

10. August 2022 // 0 Comments

From the Galician city of A Coruña set in the North-Western Spain, comes the progressive and psychedelic folk outfit Moura. The six-piece group released their second album earlier this year, where they successfully merge the traditional music of [...]

Norwegian prog through 2020 – Part 4

5. November 2020 // 0 Comments

October The postponed album Utgard by progressive black metallers Enslaved is released, receiving praise as usual. The Oslo-based instrumental prog rock band Pymlico released On This Day. Vitam Aeternam, which is a multi-national project, with Andre [...]

Norwegian prog through 2020 – Part 3

5. November 2020 // 0 Comments

July There were only three albums released in this summer month, the first being Pixie Ninja’s Colours out of Space. Named after the H.P. Lovecraft short story, the band plays instrumental prog rock with electronic elements. The Oslo-band Fatal [...]

Norwegian prog through 2020 – Part 2

5. November 2020 // 0 Comments

April There were a lot of expectations towards Conception’s first release in over 20 years. Unfortunately ex-Kamelot’s Roy Khan and the rest of the group underdelivered on State of Deception. The Oslo-duo behind Astra dropped their first album [...]

Norwegian prog through 2020 – Part 1

5. November 2020 // 0 Comments

There are still a couple of months left of 2020, but so far, it has been a respectable year for Norwegian prog. I was being a bit skeptic in late April, when it comes to the rock side of progressive music, as so few “typical” prog groups had [...]

Polymoon: Co-produced by Jun-His

23. September 2020 // 0 Comments

On my search for good psychedelic rock, I recently stumbled upon the debut album from Polymoon. Sharing space on Svart Records with Kairon; IRSE!, the label continue to show they have the ability to lift up Finnish psych bands and give them the [...]

Kairon; IRSE!: Self-produced psychonauts.

21. September 2020 // 0 Comments

I was introduced to the Finnish band with the odd name Kairon; IRSE! in 2017, when they released their previous record, Ruination, which made it to my top 10 of that year, and I remember I was especially found of their guitar melodies. With their [...]

Taskaha: Playing with time signatures.

7. August 2020 // 0 Comments

Taskaha is a new five-piece Norwegian prog rock/metal band, who will release their first album at the end of this month. Today they dropped the first song from the nine-track debut called Mind Date. The band formed back in 2014 and started writing [...]

Victor’s Rampage: The Enochians shifts course.

5. August 2020 // 0 Comments

It has been eight years since we last heard anything from Enochian Theory, and the release of their second and last album, Life …And All It Entails. On their Facebook page, the band recently announced that drummer Sam Street and bassist Shaun [...]

Modern Fuzz: Downplayed metal.

28. July 2020 // 0 Comments

Out of Baltimore, one of the most important and busiest seaports in the US, comes this trio playing technical instrumental prog metal of the more jazzy, experimental sound. The cover of their second release Orion is a rather eye-catching, funny and [...]
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