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Daily Grail’s Prog Following

With my own appreciation of prog rock and metal, and generous linkage from the likes of the esteemed BMB at Tool’s website, it seems the Daily Grail has built up quite an audience of music enthusiasts. What’s more, there’s a fair bunch of musicians out there as well. Case in point: TDG reader Ross Morgan, whose band ‘Holloway‘ has just released their album Illusions. I hear aspects of the likes of Riverside and Opeth in there (not to mention a bit of Mike Oldfield’s Exorcist theme). Here’s the vid for Holloway’s first single, The Visitor:

The samples sound pretty damn cool – to listen head on over to the band’s MySpace page, and then go to the Holloway website for instructions on how to get hold of their album for not much more than the price of a coffee.

We also have our fair share of trance-heads and lovers of electronica – just this week we’ve got a banner at the top of TDG for Mystical Sun. Any other bands/musicians out there reading the Grail?

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  1. tunes!
    I’ve seen a few music related posts on here over the years and thought you might like a band called Karnivool. They just released a new album called Sound Awake, they’re not strictly Prog Rock per-se but they definitely have been influenced by bands you are no doubt a fan of and i think you should check em out when you get the chance.

    Cheers!

    1. Cheers
      [quote=butanebob]I’ve seen a few music related posts on here over the years and thought you might like a band called Karnivool. They just released a new album called Sound Awake, they’re not strictly Prog Rock per-se but they definitely have been influenced by bands you are no doubt a fan of and i think you should check em out when you get the chance.

      Cheers![/quote]

      Yeah, I’ve heard some good things about Karnivool from a few Cog-heads, thanks for the tip. I’ll have to pick up one of their albums sometime soon.

      Kind regards,
      Greg
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      You monkeys only think you’re running things
      @DailyGrail

  2. Bands on TDG
    Though we may be a little soft for your tastes, you should check out Surrogate:

    http://www.myspace.com/surrogateparty

    Been reading the grail religiously (pun semi-intended) for a few years now. On our last tour, I passed the time by reading Hunt for the Skinwalker, listening to the various podcasts I would come across via TDG and scaring the crap out of myself late at night while driving through the forlorn Midwest of America. Thanks for giving me something to look forward to every time we found internet haha!

  3. Old Man Music
    I started playing 47 years ago. I started playing in bands and writing music 40 years ago. I sat in on a few studio sessions in the 70’s that got mixed into album tracks. In the early 90s I wrote a song about the space program called Heroes and Hope; I believe the lyrics are still on display on the wall of the Norfolk VA airport’s control tower.

    From ’97 to ’02 I produced and DJ’ed a radio native american music show at WUVT at Virginia Tech. From ’99 on I was a voting member of the Nammies (Native American Music Awards). I’d also recorded (digitial direct to CD) some pow wows during that time, and redistributed them over the net for free. I used that as basis for my application to the Grammies. I’d have been a voting member there too, except they mean it when they say ‘commercial’. No matter how good it was, if I didn’t sell it, they couldn’t count it. I’m still playing and working on putting together another band doing acoustic music through synths, as did McKendree Springs.

    Music runs in the family it seems. My older son played rhythm for a band called ‘no kill i’ for their two albums (bonus points for the reference for the name). My younger son played slide trombone in the very descriptively named “Uncle Stumpy’s Porn Funk Band’ when he was an undergrad. Very popular with parties at Purdue during that time. Both of them had web sites when they were playing. Both of them listed King Crimson as a major musical influence. Guess who got them listening to all things Frippish.

    My best work was a combination of music and psychology. A girl friend of mine loved to sing, but was agoraphobic and technophobic. I got her to start messing around with a mixer and analog recorder, then adding in digital effects and recording, while getting her to sing in public, even if from behind the curtain. She went on to record, mix and produce her own music, as well as having a regular stage band. I’ve rarely seen such a profound change in someone. But it was worth doing, because her voice was an angel trapped on Earth. 20 years ago she wouldn’t have even sat in the same room with a running computer.

    No, I am not the brain specialist…..
    YES. Yes I AM the brain specialist.

    1. Straight from Big Pink?
      [quote=DynaSoar]I started playing 47 years ago. I started playing in bands and writing music 40 years ago. I sat in on a few studio sessions in the 70’s that got mixed into album tracks.

      …From ’99 on I was a voting member of the Nammies (Native American Music Awards) [/quote]

      Robbie..is that you? 😉

      Nah, he started playing the late 50s.

      Kind regards,
      Greg
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      You monkeys only think you’re running things
      @DailyGrail

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