“Metallia” made it into this month’s Progressive Chart powered by Progwereld and Progstreaming.
What an honour to be there with so many great bands – Spock’s Beard, The Pineapple Thief, Riverside…
Since 2011, Markwin Meeuws a former reviewer for the Dutch website Progwereld, has developed and maintained the website Progstreaming. Progstreaming was one of the first websites, (even before streaming media became popular) that presented full album streaming for newly released albums and digital downloads. The site embeds the players from Spotify, Bandcamp, Deezer etc, with links to purchase for each album. It is a monumental work for the presentation of new music. He also has sites for metalstreaming, classicalstreaming and allstreaming as well.
Progwereld was established in April 2001. Since then, the site has gradually become the largest Dutch-language website for symphonic and progressive rock in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Progwereld ran a feature titled “De Wereldse Tien”. This was an overview of the best prog albums of the moment, compiled by Progwereld’s readers. This chart has become a household name in the world of progressive rock, and every month a host of fans loyally send in their votes.
Now Progwereld colloborates with Progstreaming to present the Progressive Chart
Progressive Chart is a medium for deciding which albums belong to the top of progressive rock to be decided by voters. You can simply send in their top 5 of recent favourites via the website (released no more than a year ago, no collections or live albums). Each month this will produce an up-to-date overview of albums in this genre which really matter.
Markwin jokingly said when I asked him:
“Make sure they follow the rules, so the must think of four other progrock albums from the last year. Votes that have your album 5 times or votes that also add The Dark Side of the Moon don’t count at all, 0 points. Yeah, I’m harsh …”
Very funny Markwin..lol…So..my friends
1. Go to Progstreaming first and check out all the new releases and then
2. Pop on over to the Progressive Chart and cast your vote for 5 (yes 5 different) prog albums released in the last year.
You can stream Metallia on Progstreaming here
Progressive Chart has a cool form on their website to cast your votes.
Multi-instrumentalist and director Olivia Hadjiioannou as the artist Oh. has been honored for her ingenuity, innovation and creativity in music and video with multiple international awards. She made her debut as Oh. on the international music scene with the award-winning music video, "Trials" in 2013 – cited as one of the 50 top events to mark Greece during the economic crisis. With the advances of immersive video, she released her single "Love of Avalanches", mentioned in Huffington Post as one of first 360-degree immersive VR videos released by a Greek artist on YouTube in 2016.
The music video "Red Lion" is presently a winner and official selection in 12 film festivals worldwide. Winner of Best Music Video award in the inaugural French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) in Cannes, France. Winner Best Music Video at the Cosmocinema Film Festival in London. Winner of the Best Music Video Short in The Psychedelic and Transpersonal Film and Music Festival that took place on May 25, 2019 at The Producer’s Club in New York City. Winner Best Experimental Mixed Media Short Film at the Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival in Southwestern Crete in Greece. Read more in her Bio and EPK
The EP “Metallia” has received over 32 reviews from 13 countries worldwide, is in top 10 progressive rock and metal charts and listed as one of the best albums of the year for 2018 on Metal Nation Radio.
“Metallia” by Oh. is an epical prog-metal composition in six parts. A multi-layered sonic piece of ravishing solo electric guitars, time-bending tempo shifts, grooving bass lines and deranged drums.
This instrumental progressive metal album will reveal its intricacies and hidden depths over time. It will extract from your mind pure visions, to mend your mental pictures, preen presumptions and to elicit an element of the unexpected…. because that is what will transmute your subliminal mind map into a remarkable blueprint which will lead you from wherever you are now, to wherever you want to be.