As far as progressive metal goes in Australia, Voyager are one of the top bands that always come to mind and it’s no surprise why they’re at the top of the list. They’re an exceptional live band to witness, international audiences love them just as much as we do and their latest album Ghost Mile was a stellar release which proved they are here to stay. In between preparing for their assault on Aussie and overseas fans senses in 2018 we grabbed shredmaster Simone Dow for her Wall of Sound 2017 Year in Review…
The Top 5 Albums of 2017
1. Leprous – Malina
2. Uneven Structure – La Partition
3. Anathema – The Optimist
4. Disperse – Foreword
5. Northlane – Mesmer
The Top 5 Songs of 2017
1. Leprous – ‘Bonneville‘
2. Architects – ‘Doomsday ‘
3. Body Count – ‘No Lives Matter‘
4. Bad Wolves – ‘Learn To Live‘
5. Northlane – ‘Intuition‘
The Best Gig You Saw in 2017?
“Textures at Euroblast this year. So stoked I got to see them again before they split up. There was so much energy in the room and they played super tight and all the favorites. R.I.P Textures, you will be missed.”
Favourite Moment You Had With Your Band in 2017?
“Touring Europe and the U.K for 5 weeks in our little Mercedes Mini Bus (which had 6 bunks miraculously fitted into it!) with my best friends and sharing the stage with our new French friends Uneven Structure. Truly experiences I’ll treasure my whole life”.
Best Show Your Band Played in 2017?
“It would have to be a toss up between playing the main stage at Euroblast and headlining Day 1 of ProgPower EU. Both absolutely incredible shows where the fans were giving everything back to us.”
What Are Most Looking Forward to in 2018?
“Doing a heap more International and National Touring in support of our recently released album Ghost Mile. SxSW and ProgPower USA have already been announced, as has Progfest where we will be playing Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne with our magnificent Norwegian friends Leprous and our Aussie buds from Orsome Wells, Dyssidia and Alithia, to name a few!! There’s much more to come! “
By Simone Dow