Even if you don’t have a musical bone in your body (I certainly don’t), there is no denying that most of us normies would kill to be on stage performing in front of thousands of people every night, playing the music we create. It’s not a reality for most of us, sadly.
But there is good news! A little over a year ago, we mentioned the first version of DJEN, aka Djeneration Station, the tool by which the aspiring progressive metal and metalcore musician could recreate their favorite Periphery, Vildhjarta, and A Day To Remember songs. Well, there’s been a few major updates to it – and it looks better than ever. You can play around with the app below, which is downloadable on iTunes as well as having full offline support.
With their 4th album coming up rather soon, progressive metal veterans Tesseract are the most popular they’ve ever been, and while 2015’s Polaris wasn’t necessarily an incredible album, it was a solid addition to the band’s discography. If the band’s new single “Smile” is any indication, though, it’s likely their upcoming album could be among their best.
You can check out the track and accompanying video below. The band is about to go on tour w/Megadeth and Meshuggah, arguably being the biggest moments of the band’s career so far.
I’m pretty keen to figure out if Gojira’s new album Magma will be as good as their previous material. That being said, there’s no questioning their superb live performances, which they’ll be bringing to North America this fall. You can check out all dates below. The tour also features the return of progressive metal favorites Tesseract, who are surely a treat to see as well.
I had the chance to talk with Tesseract’s bassist Amos Williams before their show at the Orpheum. We talked about their new album, his favorite concert experience, and Tesseract’s upcoming tour plans. Make sure to check out Tesseract’s latest release “Altered State”, and any upcoming North American tour dates.