Many countries are famous for their music scene, and sometimes strongly connected with stereotypes or a genre. Others are maybe not on the radar as a typical rock / metal nation, but discovering a band in a new area often brings even more to light. The idea behind “Prog Around the World” is to travel musically and find new bands on this trip, or learn more about those who might be familiar already.

A huge thanks to all who followed and supported this adventure from the beginning, and a warm welcome to those who joined us along the way. Welcome to also check out the interviews from 2021 and 2022 

Let's see, where 2023 is gonna take us :-)

ASHEN - Australia

The new year doesn't start quiet at all, as the Australian death metal act comes along with a powerful debut album. "Ritual of Ash" is out on January 13th via Bitter Loss Records, and guitarist Shannon took a moment to tell me more about the stunning cover artwork, the band's development and new music. Check it out here


We're heading to Wisconsin and meet with the mastermind behind alternative one-man band SAMTAR. His new album "Shadow of a King's Charade" is set to release on January 13th, welcome to read more about his background, work and the eye-catching cover here

HamaSaari - France

French post-prog band HamaSaari woke my interest with their amazing debut single and the accompanying video, which announced their first album. "Ineffable" is out on March 3rd, 2023, welcome to read more about the band and their work here 


Our next stop is in Seattle, where we meet with progressive sludge band WITCH RIPPER. They released their marvelous, new album on March 3rd, and told me more about their inspirations, musical background, and the stunning cover artwork. Learn more here


We stay in the USA but head over to the East, more precisely New York City, and sit down with the frontman of progmetal band TURRIGENOUS, Greg Giordano. Their new album "Vesper, The Evening Star" came out on March 14th, welcome to learn more about the epic cover artwork, the band's history and broad influences here