Tag: Toska

Playthrough: “Shroud” from Vower!

The first single of a new project Vower featuring former members of Toska and Palm Reader was always going to get the full playthrough treatment so it comes as no surprise that Rabea Massaad and Joe Gosney take responsibility for doing so. They play “Shroud” from their new outfit Vower live using the Quad Cortex

NEWS: Vower premier first single “Shroud”!

If you’ve looked at the list of bands set to play this summer’s incarnation of ArcTanGent Festival and wondered who Vower are then your stray thought is about to be answered. They’re a new Brighton based five piece featuring Toska guitarist Rabea Massaad who blend atmospheric soundscapes with Progressive Metal expansive structures and the raw

Review: “Servitude” by Solothurn

What does it take to gather together a collection of seasoned musicians to form a new band and start over? In 2022 a collective known for their work in the likes of Involution, Electric Red, Annapurna and Toska formulated a blueprint for an Alternative Metal sound in Belfast Northern Ireland, drawing on influences from bands

NEWS: Frog Leaps into Bleach!

Taking a break from the Metalized Christmas covers, our Norwegian friend Leo Moracchioli from Frog Leap Studios has picked a classic from Nirvana to beef up in the same way that Machine Head famously did. What are we talking about? “Negative Creep” from the Metal Heads favourite “Bleach” of course! Maybe it’s a subliminal verse

Review: “Phobos / Monolyth” by dark_matter

“_adrift_2.0_“, “A Place Of Memories And Ghosts” and “The Sovereign Night“. These are the voyages of dark_matter. Their 12 year mission to explore strange new compositions, seek out new depths and new textures, to boldly go where no instrumental Post-Metal band has gone before. Yes, we’re going to get sued. But it was worth it. Guitarist

NEWS: Rabea and Plini combine for “Giving 6”!

When he’s not galavanting around the World playing guitars in Leo Moracchioli’s Frog Leap Live outfit, his own Progressive Instrumental trio Toska or doing gear demos, Rabea Massaad is going some bat s*** crazy stuff of his own. Neural DSP asked him to collaborate with fellow guitar God Plini using their Archtype Plugins and Massaad

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Sir Mix-A-Lot.

Back in the early eighties rapper Sir Mix-A-Lot rose to prominence in Seattle Washington, regularly crossing into the World of the six string guitar. In 1988 “Iron Man“, which of course samples the Black Sabbath song of the same name became a hit single from his debut album. But arguably his most famous work is the

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Boots.

Nancy Sinatra may have worn the boots but she can’t have known that after having had such a huge hit in 1966 with the song “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’” written by American Country and Pop singer Lee Hazlewood that there would have been so many covers of the cut floating around 56 years

Documentary: Behind The Scenes of Frog Leap Live in Sweden!

In this special featurette Leo Moracchioli arrives in Stockholm Sweden in search of Ola Englund, guitarist, record producer, YouTuber and the owner of Solar guitars who is also known for his work in Feared, The Haunted and Six Feet Under. Why? To see if he can persuade the legend to join his live show for

Vs Tuesday: Two Bands! One Song! Who Wins?! FIGHT! Immigrants.

If it wasn’t for how well the mix tape went down with audiences in Guardians of the Galaxy, would “Immigrant Song” by Led Zeppelin have even appeared in Thor: Ragnarok? That one remains up for debate but one thing is for certain, the film wouldn’t be half as good without it. They’re a perfect match,