10 ? with Mike Smith of Threefold Maze.

Hailing from Fort Worth, Texas, Threefold Maze has its beginnings with friends Mike Smith and Doug Whittenberg jamming on guitars.  What started off as fun playing sessions 25 years ago eventually turned into serious song writing. Their most recent offering Dollar of Dust, is an impressive prog-metal assemblage.  Mike's chugging yet intricate rhythms lay the groundwork for [...]

Claude Léonetti and the mysterious Léode.

Having stumbled across the French progressive band Lazuli, I found myself recently perusing some of the bands music online. Lazuli released their self-titled debut album in 1999, and in the ensuing twenty years have mastered ethereal, dreamy prog atmospheres. The fact that they sing exclusively in their native French adds to the mystique; an element [...]

10 ? with Ed Wynne

I don't remember exactly when I became aware of Ozric Tentacles, but it had to be somewhere between the late eighties to early nineties. A good friend and I ravenously dived into the collection of this truly unique group. Formed by guitarist/keyboardist Ed Wynne in 1983, Ozric Tentacles has churned out amazing soundscapes ever since. [...]

10 ? with Maya Kelly of Weather King.

Before forming Weather King, the individual members were already chasing their muse. Being enrolled in the acclaimed School of Rock, they began to craft their own music filtered through their admiration of groups like The Mars Volta and Radiohead. Twin brothers Andy Zukoski (Keys) and Jack Zukoski (Bass) joined up with Trent Cruickshank (Guitar) and [...]

10 ? with Dan Menapace of Illogistical Resource Dept.

As varied as music is, we all know that many genres become formulaic over time. While the best bands have a signature sound, many others conform to a degree. This is inevitable as the established bands leave their mark. This is part of what makes a band like Illogistical Resource Department so interesting. Comprised of [...]