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. Welcome to jump on this journey 😊 

We'll start in Germany with the amazing progband CRYPTEX. I had the opportunity to chat with their guitarist André Mertens. Check it out here

Check out the interview with CRYPTEX here

Next up, we visit OBSIDIAN TIDE from Tel Aviv. The trio plays progressive melodeath, and caught my attention with their great debut album "Pillars of Creation" back in 2019.  Find out more about their work here

Read the interview with Obsidian Tide here

Let's travel Northwards to Århus in Denmark, which is the home of THEORY.  The quintet offers sophisticated, powerful, yet melodic progmetal. Welcome to read the interview here

Read the interview with Theory here

We head over to Sweden's capital Stockholm and visit the progband ASTRAKHAN. They just released their third studio album "A Slow Ride Towards Death", and I had the great pleasure to chat with Per Schelander about it. Find out more here

Read the interview with Astrakhan here

From Sweden, it's not too far to the UK, where we meet with two members of progband KONOM. They just released their self-titled, sci-fi themed debut, welcome to read our chat here

Read the interview with KONOM here

Our musical journey leads us to Greece now. We visit the trio KHIRKI, who offer a great mix of pure rock'n roll with some musical surprises. Their debut album "Κτηνωδία" is out since May 20th, 2021, welcome to check them out here 

Read the interview with KHIRKI here

For the first time, we cross the Atlantic to South America, which is the home of PLAGUESTORM. This project is the brainchild of Sebatián Pastor and just released his 2nd album "Purifying Fire". Learn more about his work here

Read the interview with PLAGUESTORM here

How about a little trip to Ireland? We meet Graham Keane, who is the mind behind progmetal project THE VICIOUS HEAD SOCIETY, and released his second album "Extinction Level Event" on May 28th, 2021. Check out our interview here

Read the interview with TVHS here

Sometimes, good things are very close - You're welcome to follow me to my home town Munich and get to know JESTER'S TEARS, who came up with one of my favorite releases of 2020, "Perception". It was their first album in 20 years, read more about them here

Read more about Jester's Tears here

We're heading to Kansas City (Missouri) and meet progmetal act EXISTEM. Even though they're around as a band for over 10 years now, I just discovered them recently for my listening pleasure. Welcome to read my chat with their bassist Ben Chipman here 

Read more about Existem here

Let's fly to Greece again, the home of guitar wizard FOTIS DELINIKOLAS, who caught my attention in spring with his solo album "Alma" (out since May 28th, 2021). As he expresses through his music in a mesmerizing way, I was curious to learn more about his work. Welcome to read our chat here

Read the interview with Fotis Delinikolas here