Music from the US – Dream Theater // Progressive Metal/ Rock

They were formed in 1985 and startet covering Rush and Iron Maiden: in the recent years Dream Theater, became very popular in the progressive metal and rock genre and won many awards so far. Have a listen to their nice song “This is the life”:

Music from the US – Spock´s Beard

Spock’s Beard is a progressive rock band formed in 1992 in Los Angeles by brothers Neal and Alan Morse. Neal played keyboards and was the lead vocalist, as well as being the primary songwriter before leaving the band in 2002 to pursue a solo career. Alan plays electric guitar. The pair teamed with fellow musicians Nick D’Virgilio (drums) and Dave Meros (bass) and released their debut album, The Light, in 1995. The quartet were later joined by veteran keyboardist Ryo Okumoto. Neal Morse departed in 2002, with D’Virgilio taking over lead vocals until his departure in 2011. The band currently consists of Alan Morse, Dave Meros, Ryo Okumoto, drummer Jimmy Keegan (who has toured with the band since 2002) and vocalist Ted Leonard. (wiki ) Alan Morse came up with the name after a particularly wild party, where he remarked to his brother, Neal, “It’s almost as if we were in an alternate universe, like that one episode of Star Trek where Spock had a beard [“Mirror, Mirror”]. Wouldn’t that be a cool name for a band? Spock’s Beard.” Then, when it came time to choose a name for the band, Alan made a list of over 100 names and threw Spock’s Beard on the end as a joke, and the band chose it  Here ther is their title “At the End of the Day ” i promise to you , you never heard anything similar before !!!!!!!!