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About mitkadem is the Hebrew guide to progressive rock, focusing on Israeli readers.

Best Prog-Rock Albums of the Decade (2010-2019)

We have a decade to summarize here. So without no further ado, here’s the best of the best, the cream of the crop, the cherry on the cake. These albums have made it to the top of the progressive rock … Continue reading

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Adrian Belew in Israel 2016: An Interview

King Crimson ex-frontman comes back to Tel Aviv for a Power Trio show on February 3rd, 2016. He was kind enough to answer a few questions for his third visit to the Holy Land. 1) First – thanks for coming … Continue reading

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Manfred Mann’s Earth Band cancel Israel gig

“”Due to the present ongoing problems in Israel with all the recent shootings and people getting kicked to death in public etc, the band do not feel safe or secure with the idea of playing Tel Aviv” Continue reading

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The Endless River: 5/10 – Worst Pink Floyd Album Ever Made

The Endless River, the 15th studio album by Pink Floyd, is a predictable disappointment. There are no great songs, no flashes of brilliance, no musical surprises and there is nothing exciting for PF fans. We did not have “High Hopes” anyway, … Continue reading

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Genesis Together and Apart – BBC2 Documentary Review (7/10)

It’s very hard to say anything new about the Genesis story, and the BBC’s latest attempt, “Together and Apart“, which aired in the UK on October 4th (2014) was a failure at that point. Not only was it superficial, but … Continue reading

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Kate Bush Live 2014: What went wrong?

How could it be that returning after 35 years, one of the most gifted artists of our times feels the need to wow the audience with visual theatrics rather than play her wonderful songs? by O. Shinar (Eventim Apollo, London, … Continue reading

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Chain Reaction by Distorted Harmony (2014) – 8.5/10

After listening 48 times to the 2nd album by the Israeli prog-metal band “Distorted Harmony” (DH), I can say with certainty that this is an excellent export product for Israel. “Chain Reaction”, while far away from the ethnic-metal music of bands like … Continue reading

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Kansas Band Cancel Israeli Gig, Scheduled for Aug 5th

The war with Gaza has made the American prog-rock band, KANSAS, decide to cancel their first-ever planned performance in Tel Aviv, Israel. On July 29th, a week before the show was set to go, the band’s management issued this statement … Continue reading

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Carl Palmer – April 2014 Interview

Legendary ELP drummer is coming to Israel for a one-time gig on May 3rd, 2014. He will perform with his Carl Palmer band, in the Reading club in Tel Aviv bay.  I called him in his UK home for a … Continue reading

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Interview with Circle of Illusion’s Gerald Peter

An incredibly rare masterpiece of prog-rock music – that’s “Jeremias” by Austria’s big surprise, the band “Circle of Illusion”. Their debut album, an 80-minute rock opera, has been climbing prog charts all over the world, since its release in September … Continue reading

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