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Listen to Allegaeon cover Rush classic “Subdivisions”

August 25th, 2016

On September 23rd, melodic death metal outfit Allegaeon will be releasing their fourth full-length, Proponent for Sentience! Today, the band has launched a full band play-through for the new album track, “Subdivisions” – an epic cover version of the Rush classic! Watch the video below:


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RUSH’s Legendary ‘Presto’ To Be Issued On Limited Numbered Edition Hybrid SACD

June 10th, 2014

RUSH Presto-SACDMockup(1)

Rush fans rejoice! Marshall Blonstein’s Audio Fidelity will be reissuing Rush’s legendary ‘Presto’ album on limited numbered edition Hybrid SACD! Rush were never a band known to play the same sort of thing for any extended period, they often pushed the boundaries of rock and their formidable list of albums helped to bring prog to a wider audience. By 1989 a change was inevitable and with their 13th studio album, ‘Presto’, it was a change for the good. ‘Presto’ marked the beginning of a transition period, moving away from a sound dominated by synthesizers and toward more traditional rock instrumentation. The synths were toned back while the guitars were brought up to a reasonable level allowing the emphasis to return to the rhythm instruments, resurrecting the groove that Rush maintains so very well.

“A creative rebirth – producing a groove that’s positively infectious.”

Geddy Lee and Neal Peart are in good form, but Alex Lifeson is the real story, he can be heard in grand force and even pulls out the acoustic guitar. Lifeson’s leads in “Superconductor” are brilliant, Geddy Lee does great solo work on “Show Don’t Tell” and Peart’s percussion on “Scars” features a complex tribal rhythm drum pattern in which both acoustic and electronic drums are utilized – a synthesis of the two that’s accessible without compromising. Each of these tracks, along with “The Pass,” reached the top of the Album Rock Tracks charts with “Show Don’t Tell” hitting #1. ‘Presto’ climbed to #16 on the Billboard Top 200 album chart.

Rush made a stab at greatness with ‘Presto’ and Rupert Hine’s deft production had much to do with its success.

1. Show Don’t Tell
2. Chain Lightning
3. The Pass
4. War Paint
5. Scars
6. Presto
7. Superconductor
8. Anagram (for Mongo)
9. Red Tide
10. Hand Over Fist
11. Available Light

Produced by Rupert Hine
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

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SAGA – Live at Club Virgin Oil Co, Helsinki

November 11th, 2011






Progressive rock band Saga has awarded with gold and platinum albums and they have sold over eight million albums during their 30 year plus career but they’re still like a “big unknown” in Finland. The band has never performed here before and especially now, with the original lead singer Michael Sadler is back in fold, it was finally time to witness band to perform its debut show in here. It was pleasant to see that although Saga are not as known as their Canadian colleagues Rush they still virtually sold out show in Club Virgin Oil in Helsinki in front  of approximately 500 fans whose long wait was now finally over.

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October 21st, 2011

Each Box Set To Include A Specially Mixed Album In 5.1 Surround Sound And Stereo

With more than 40 million records sold worldwide and countless sold-out tours, Rush – Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson and Neil Peart – are not only one of the most successful and influential bands in rock history but continue to garner new fans and continue in popularity every year.


On November 21, 2011, Universal Music Enterprises (UMe) celebrates the legacy of Canadian rock trio Rush with the release of three separate six-disc box sets which together spans their entire historic Mercury Records recording career. Each “Sector” contains five of their 15 Mercury albums in chronological order, all transferred to high resolution 96kHz/24-bit audio and digitally remastered for optimal quality. In addition, each volume includes an exclusive booklet packed with unpublished photos, original album lyrics and credits, and features one album from each set specially remixed on DVD in high resolution 96kHz/24-bit, 5.1 surround sound and stereo, compatible with both DVD-Audio players and DVD-Video players. Each album is packaged in a replica vinyl mini-jacket of the original album release with all three box sets forming a Rush CD road case.



·         RUSH – Their hard-rocking, self-titled 1974 debut hit the Billboard 200 and features classics such

as ”Working Man” and “Finding My Way.”

·         FLY BY NIGHT (1975) – Released in 1975, Fly By Night sees the debut of drummer Neil Peart

who would help drive the band towards more complex material. Included are fan favorites such as

the title track, “Anthem” and the eight-minute composition “By-Tor And The Snow Dog,” which

shows the band’s musical growth and progression.

·         CARESS OF STEEL (1975) – Also released in 1975, Caress Of Steel hit the Top 200 and gives a

further glimpse of the band leaning toward prog rock and features Rush classics such as “Lakeside

Park” and “Bastille Day.”

·         2112 (1976)  – One of Rush’s all-time classics, 2112 was the band’s commercial breakthrough

reaching the Top 100 on the album chart and remains one of their most popular albums

successfully merging prog rock with their hard rock roots, a first for its time. 2112 features epic

tracks such as the 20-minute title track “2112,” taking up the entire first side of the original vinyl


·         ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE (1976): Hitting Top 50, this was Rush’s first live album and

features classics such as “Fly By Night/In The Mood” which reached Top 100, “2112,” “Bastille Day”

and “Something For Nothing.”

·         DVD: FLY BY NIGHT – Their classic 1975 sophomore release is now, for the first time, presented

in high-resolution 96kHz/24-bit 5.1 surround sound and stereo.



·         A FAREWELL TO KINGS (1977) – Their 1977 Top 40 release features their hit “Closer To The

Heart,” “Xanadu” and the title track, “A Farewell To Kings.”

·         HEMISPHERES (1978) – Reaching Top 50 on the album chart, Hemispheres includes the 20-
minute opus “Cygnus X-1Book II – Hemispheres” and the metaphoric social commentary “The


·         PERMANENT WAVES (1980) – This 1980 release hit No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and features

classics such as “Freewill” and “The Spirit Of The Radio.”

·         MOVING PICTURES (1981) – Considered one of the greatest hard rock albums of all time, this

quadruple platinum-selling masterpiece features the Grammy® nominated instrumental “YYZ” and

rock radio staples such as “Tom Sawyer,” “Red Barchetta,” “Vital Signs” and “Limelight.”

·         EXIT…STAGE LEFT (1981) – Released in 1981, this Top 10 live album features performances of

favorites such as “Tom Sawyer,” “Freewill,” “YYZ” and deeper album tracks such as “La Villa

Strangiato” and “Broon’s Bane.”

·         DVD: A FAREWELL TO KINGS – The album that set their musical course and signature

songwriting style is now presented in high-resolution 96kHz/24-bit 5.1 surround sound and




·         SIGNALS (1982) – The synthesizer-driven Signals reached Top 10 and produced their No. 1 hit

“New World Man” and the Top 20 hits “Subdivisions” and “The Analog Kid.”

·         GRACE UNDER PRESSURE (1984) – This 1984 release hit Top 10 on Billboard’s album chart

and features classics such as “Red Sector A” and “Distant Early Warning.”

·         POWER WINDOWS (1985) – Released in 1985, Power Windows features Top 10 hits “Marathon”

and “Big Money,” plus the Top 50 hits “Territories” and “Mystic Rhythms.”

·         HOLD YOUR FIRE (1987) – The Top 20 album includes “Force Ten” and “Time Stand Still” with

both reaching No. 3 on the Mainstream Rock chart, plus the Top 50 hits “Lock And Key” and


·         A SHOW OF HANDS (1988) – While 1976’s All The World’s A Stage shows Rush’s hard

rock roots and 1982’s Exit…Stage Left showcases their mix of synth and prog rock, the Top 50

double live album A Show Of Hands concentrates on the band’s later synth-driven era with tracks

such as “Subdivisions,” “Force Ten,” “Red Sector A” and “Marathon.”

·         DVD: SIGNALS – The 1982 Top 10 album Signals is also featured in high-resolution 96kHz/24-bit

5.1 surround sound and stereo.


Topped only by the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, Rush remains at the No. 3 spot for the most consecutive gold/platinum studio albums by a rock band certified by the RIAA, and their current single “Caravan” went to No. 3 on the radio chart. In addition to their commercial success, Rush has also been recognized with a number of Juno Awards, multiple Grammy® nominations and, with their recent pop culture renaissance, the band made a rare and a memorable cameo in the hit comedy I Love You, Man. With sold-out concerts worldwide, including the recent critically acclaimed “Time Machine Tour,” Rush continue to gain new generations of fans worldwide. A career-chronicling Rolling Stone feature summed up the renowned rock trio’s continuing artistic vitality by observing, “It’s true that Rush doesn’t mean today what it did in ’76 or even ’96. It may mean more.”


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Coheed and Cambria & Baroness Live in Vancouver – May 21, 2008

June 16th, 2008

Coheed and Cambria / Baroness

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

The Commodore Ballroom

Vancouver, BC  Canada


***Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland

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Triumph – Drummer/Vocalist Gil Moore

March 18th, 2007

Interview By Lord of The Wasteland / Transcription by Claudia

***Photos courtesy of Andre Berkhout, Jacki Short and Triumph

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