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Interesting new acts for a prog rock/metal loving geezer?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by DiMarco, Apr 16, 2018.

  1. DiMarco


    Feb 4, 2010
    the Netherlands
    Looking for new awesome music to discover. Older music I really dig is Yes, Tool, Fantomas. Newer stuff I listen to all the time is Karnivool, Tesseract, Haken.

    Got any links for me? the more unknown/obscure the better.
    I refuse to use spotify and the radio here only plays pop crap.

  2. DavetheDude


    Nov 28, 2014
    For your Youtube browsing:



    Animals As Leaders

    David Maxim Micic

    Just recently discovered The Last Cell

    Of course there is more, but I think that is enough for you to discover at this point :)

    P.S.: Forgot some important ones!

    The Neal Morse Band

    The Omnific (should be particularly fresh for us bassists ;) )

    The Helix Nebula
  3. Oddly

    Oddly Unofficial TalkBass Cartographer! Supporting Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    Dublin, Ireland.
  4. DiMarco


    Feb 4, 2010
    the Netherlands
    Thanks! I am however specifically looking for prog-ish stuff.
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  5. knumbskull


    Jul 28, 2007
    King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard definitely go proggy on this album:

    It's not their most "metal" album (Murder of the Universe probably wins that) but is a pretty banging modern take on prog.
  6. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    In the last three or four years I've stumbled across a few new prog-ish acts that I have been enjoying:

    District 97

    The Pineapple Thief

    Birds And Buildings

    Thank You Scientist

    ...on the other hand, if you asked me three or four years ago for new prog-ish recommendations I'd offer up that exact same list. So I really haven't come across anything truly recent. fwiw
  7. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
  8. bolophonic


    Dec 10, 2009
    Durham, NC
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  9. Funky Ghost

    Funky Ghost Translucently Groovy

    Ok a bit of a genre detour first since you said awesome new ( to you ) :)

    Delve into the Jam bands man. Musicality, groove and atmosphere can be found in quality and quantity. A few have a decidedly "Prog-ish" vibe.

    Perpetual Groove.

    Ok I can't imagine you not knowing these guys but

    I've been digging into these guys for a bit now. They are ... original :D
  10. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    What's old is new again...

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  11. wagdog

    wagdog Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Waiting for the bus
    EchoTest featuring Julie Slick of the Adrian Belew Power Trio (and TB member).

  12. hisdudeness

    hisdudeness Supporting Member

    May 21, 2015
    Soen and Rishloo are in the same vein as Karnivool and Tool.

    For more stuff along the lines of Plini, DMM, and Intervals, be sure to check out Cloudkicker and Sithu Aye!

    OSI is dope as well

    And my absolute favorite band, Russian Circles (more famous, but dope nonetheless)
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  13. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Looking for a gig around East Islip, NY!

    Jan 13, 2008
    I recently started listening to Mastadon and they certainly have some prog elements to their songs. They're not particularly new, underground, or far-reaching in their "progness" but they are fun and unique.
  14. I’m a big fan of karnivool and Tesseract. I do listen to tool from time to time (difficult to listen to them more often because the majority of their music is in the same key)

    May sound odd but I’ve very much gotten into listening to post rock and post metal lately. Not really interested in see those types of bands live but it’s great music to chill to. For example
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  15. sigterm

    sigterm ;) ;) ;), love y'all Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2003
    Atlanta G of A
    I gotta like something live before I can get into it, so here's some live ones going heavy to prog.



    Karnivool (oh you already had them listed but I'll leave it for posterity)

    Minus the bear (almost prog, it's math)
  16. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Heh-heh... We can hang. :::beer:::
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  17. Volunteerk9


    Oct 20, 2015
    Being from the Netherlands, they may or may not be new to you but I've recently started listening to them a lot. They aren't Prog, but I'm a fan of all things Tool and like these guys as well:

    I'm assuming that you've already gave Periphery a listen.
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  18. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    Some quick suggestions of my more favorite heavy bands, in no particular order:

    Russian Circles
    Minus The Bear
    Helms Alee (Ben Verellen of Verellen Amps band)
    Anciients just won the 2018 Juno (Canadian music awards) for best metal album.
    King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard (not really heavy, but pleasantly weird)
    The Sword
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  19. sigterm

    sigterm ;) ;) ;), love y'all Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2003
    Atlanta G of A
    I'll check out helms. He was in another band pre mtb with knudsen but I can'tremember the name right now
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  20. NKBassman

    NKBassman Lvl 10 Nerd Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    Winnipeg, MB, Canada
    There's another Verellen (brother)... Dave maybe? But I don't think either of them were even in Minus The Bear.

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