The latest edition of the Progtopia podcast is now available to stream. The podcast includes an interview with progressive metal band Odin's Court. Here's how Progtopia describe the show:
The name makes them sound like they should be a Norwegian doom outfit with long blond hair and indecipherable growling vocals. While they are somewhat heavy, Odin's Court can best be described as fitting into the niche where Pink Floyd and Iron Maiden meet. The Maryland quintet comprises Dimetrius LaFavors on lead vocals, Jeff Pierpont on bass, Matt Brookins on guitars, keys, and backing vocals, Rick Pierpont on guitar, and Gary Raub on drums (Jeff Sauber - pictured), and their new album Turtles All the Way Down has just been released. Host Mark Ashby talked with Brookins about their influences, the reason that he recently brought in a new lead vocalist when he had been handling those duties for years, and the concepts behind the current and past albums. You'll find them online at www.odinscourtband.com.
Featured songs/excerpts: "Back Where the Daffodils Grow" "The Warmth of Mediocrity" "Mammonific" "...But What's the Question?" "Box of Dice (Does God Play?)" "Turtles All the Way Down Part 3"