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    Game of Prog #74 Ft. Age of Distraction’s “A Game of Whispers”

    enJune 05, 2024

    Podcast Summary

    • Age of Distraction album discussionListeners engaged in a chat room discussion with Charlie Bramwell from Age of Distraction about their new album 'A Game of Whispers', which explores themes of toxic relationships and communication breakdown. The album, praised for its contemporary progressive rock and melodic metal sound, was masterfully produced by Dom Benson.

      The Game of Prog on Progrock.com introduced listeners to Charlie Bramwell from the band Age of Distraction, who was present in the chat room. They discussed the new album, "A Game of Whispers," which was released on May 31, 2024, and featured the songs "The Uninvited," "Break My Bones," "Protect Me," and "The Plea." The album explores themes of toxic relationships and communication breakdown, and was masterfully produced by Dom Benson, a member of the band. The album, with its contemporary progressive rock and melodic metal sound, was praised for its ability to weave emotional depth into its music. Charlie also shared insights about the songs and their meanings. Listeners were encouraged to engage with Charlie and Dom in the chat room for more information and to enjoy the full album.

    • Age of Distraction's albumThe Age of Distraction's album 'A Game of Whispers' features a blend of melodic prog rock and metal with modern production and collaborations with various UK artists.

      John Cook, guitarist and songwriter of This Winter Machine and The Age of Destruction, joined Chuck Symonds on progrock.com for a special progressive rock show. They both agreed on a standout song from the new collaboration between The Age of Distraction and various artists from the UK's progressive music scene. The album blends melodic prog rock and metal with modern production, featuring John Cook, Charlie Bromel, Mark Gallant, Ben, Dom Bennison, Phil Stuckey, and Ruby Jones. The left unsaid and sneak attack were played, with the former expressing regret and the latter conveying a sense of betrayal. The Age of Distraction's first single, "Compromised," was released prior to their album "A Game of Whispers." Neil won a free digital copy of the album in a quiz. The show ended with some instrumentals and new music releases.

    • New Music ReleasesNightwish, Jadis, Legacy Pilots, The Gift, Baroque Project, Fernando Perdomo, Anthony Phillips, Soliqui, and Tatu released new music this week.

      This past week saw the release of new music from several well-known bands. Among them were Nightwish with their single "Perfume of the Timeless" from their new album "Yesterwind," Jadis with four solo songs from their upcoming album "More Questions Than Answers," Legacy Pilots with "The Matter" from their album "Through the Lens," The Gift with "Think of England," and Baroque Project with "Carry On" from their new album "Time Voyager." Other notable mentions include Fernando Perdomo, Anthony Phillips, Soliqui, Lambert, and a Finnish band called Tatu. The instrumental section of the show featured performances from Fernando Perdomo, Anthony Phillips, Soliqui, and Ghost of Triton. Overall, it was a week filled with new music from beloved artists.

    • Progressive Rock ArtistsNew and returning progressive rock artists Merging Cluster, Laughing Stock, Tony Patterson & Doug Milbourne, Marjana Semkina, and Katie Ran were introduced, offering a diverse range of sounds from alternative prog rock to a muted play on Talk Talk.

      Chuck Seidens from Game of Prog introduced listeners to a variety of new and returning progressive rock artists and albums during his radio show. Among them was Merging Cluster, a new band formed in 2010 by veterans of Biofona, and Laughing Stock, whose latest album is a standout for the host. Other artists mentioned included Tony Patterson and Doug Milbourne, Marjana Semkina, and a new artist called Katie Ran. Merging Cluster's music is described as a "sleeper cell of alternative prog rock" that can bring listeners to "peaks of ephemeral light," while Laughing Stock's music is a play on Talk Talk with a muted sound. Tony Patterson and Doug Milbourne's latest album, Luniar, was also highlighted, with three growl-free tracks being praised as fantastic. The show featured a mix of old and new, with Chuck playing songs from various artists and albums. Overall, the radio show provided listeners with a diverse selection of progressive rock music to explore.

    • New Progressive Metal DiscoveriesRadio host Chuck Simons shared exciting new progressive metal finds on his show, including Masiker Sinfonico, Marzana Semkina, Cavus Torabi, Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats, and Flame Dream, whose song 'Velvet Clouds from Silent Transition' stood out.

      During a radio show on progrock.com called "Game of Prague," the host, Chuck Simons, shared a list of new progressive metal finds. Some of these bands included Masiker Sinfonico, Marzana Semkina, Cavus Torabi, and Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. He was particularly excited about a new discovery called Flame Dream and their song "Velvet Clouds from Silent Transition." The show featured a mix of prog metal tracks, some with international influences, and Chuck encouraged listeners to keep an open mind to new music. The bonus section of the show showcased heavier new releases, including "Prehistoric Animals" by Tank VanDuel from Temple of Switches. The theme of the show was exploring new musical territories and discovering hidden gems in the progressive rock genre.

    • Commitment to land and faithIndividuals expressed strong commitment and willingness to defend their land despite potential threats, viewing it as a call from God to stand up for their beliefs, highlighting the human spirit and resilience in the face of adversity.

      That the individuals expressed a strong sense of commitment and willingness to defend their land, despite the potential threats of war and death. They did not express fear towards these challenges, instead viewing it as a call from God to stand up for what they believe in. This mindset highlights the deep connection these individuals have to their land and their faith, which drives their actions and decisions. It's a powerful reminder of the human spirit and the resilience that can be found in the face of adversity. Ultimately, the discussion underscores the importance of having a strong sense of purpose and belief in something greater than oneself.

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