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Biglietto per l’Inferno: Italian Prog takes the world by storm – eventually!

Biglietto per l’Inferno (literally ticket to hell) is an Italian progressive rock band whose album Biglietto per l’Inferno, in spite of the limited success it scored in the 1970s, is today considered a cornerstone of the genre. Biglietto per l’Inferno’s members were from Lecco, Lombardy, coming from the bands Mako Sharks and Gee. The year 1972 marked the band’s first concerts. In 1974 the band released […]

Samla Mammas Manna’s Maltid: Prog Rock the way it was meant to be.

Samla Mammas Manna was a Swedish progressive rock band, often characterized by its virtuoso musicianship, circus references and sillyhumour, similar in many ways to the song-writing styles of Frank Zappa. They were one of the founding members of the Rock in Opposition (RIO) movement in the late 1970s. In 1979 they were Fred Frith‘s backing band on his solo album, Gravity (1980). Musically they bore resemblance to some bands of […]