OPETH - If prog rock ever needed a figurehead, there's no doubt that Mikael Akerfeldt is the perfect man for the job. Here the Opeth mainman reveals his passion for classic prog, his burning desire to create boundary-breaking music, and why his band are progressive in the truest, most exciting sense of the word
FRANK ZAPPA - "The albums that built prog"
Frank Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention: 'Freak Out!'
THE REASONING / TOUCHSTONE - Touchstone's Kim Seviour and The Reasoning's Rachel Cohen pull no punches as they discuss their bands' rivalry, fierce ambition and a joint headlining tour
KOMPENDIUM - With a roll call involving Steve Hackett, Porcupine Tree, BJ Cole, opera singers, chamber choirs, the London Session Orchestra and a man who used to be Jesus, the Kompendium project put together by Magenta's Rob Reed is the supergroup to beat all supergroups
MOSTLY AUTUMN - 3 pages
THE FLAMING LIPS - How prog are The Flaming Lips?
MAGMA - 3 pages
BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME - 4 pages
ULTRASOUND - 3 pages
THRESHOLD - 3 pages
SABBATH ASSEMBLY - 2 pages
TIME AND A WORD - True tales of great happenings in prog land
This issue, the highs (and lows) of the very final Stonehenge Free Festival in 1984