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Platypus: Ice Cycles

Read "Ice Cycles" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


“Platypus” is sort of a prog-rock supergroup as members of this band have performed or enjoy ongoing associations with the likes of such heavyweights as “Kings X”, “The Dregs”, “Dream Theatre” and others. With their follow up to last year’s hearty When Pus Comes To Shove, the band seems to have advanced their impetus on this new release, titled Ice Cycles.

The musicians go full throttle along with the occasional or perhaps subliminal nod to the “Deep Purple’s” or similar ...

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Platypus: When Pus Comes To Shove

Read "When Pus Comes To Shove" reviewed by Glenn Astarita


This small aquatic mammal has been patiently waiting all these years for a rock band to share its moniker. On “When Pus Comes To Shove”, we find member’s of Prog-Metal band Dream Theater teaming up with guitarist Ty Tabor of King’s X and ex-Dregs wunderkind, drummer Rod Morgenstein. There we have it as some of rock’s premier musicians unite under the somewhat meek and undermining auspices of a band called Platypus.

Admittedly, the band does rekindle spirits of Deep Purple ...


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