Ring of Gyges is a young and Progressive Metal band from Reykjavík, Iceland. With intriguing and odd rhythmic patterns, a fresh set of eyes on the 70s version of Prog Rock – and an ability to transfer this to the modern age Prog Metal, Ring of Gyges is combining several worlds of music in their approach towards prog perfection.
Although Ring of Gyges is heavily inspired by the Progressive Rock bands of the 70s, their sound is much more Metal-oriented and draws influences from Progressive bands of the modern age, like Leprous, Haken and alike. They strive to create epic and grandiose music with unconventional song structures and vast soundscapes, often accompanied by philosophical lyrics.
Their first LP, “Beyond the Night Sky,” was released in 2017 to critical acclaim. Critics praised the ambition and varied style of the debut album, which included several guest performances including a choir, a string quartet, saxophone, flute, and clarinet.
The band shared the official lyric videop for the track “Nautilus” taken from new album “Metamorphosis” out on May 19, 2023 via Sound Pollution/ViciSolum Productions. Watch the video through the YouTube player below:
With Icelandic Ring of Gyges new album “Metamorphosis,” sees the band further expanding their musical scope. Full of high-energy anthems, Heavy Metal riffs and stunning melodies, “Metamorphosis” is the band”s most ambitious record to date. With their relentless passion for prog and their dedication to pushing the boundaries of the genre, Ring of Gyges is a force to be reckoned with in the world of Heavy music. Digipack.
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02. CABIN FEVER
05. THE CHOICE
06. HOLY WATER
09. THE FACE OF GOD
10. SEA LEGS
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