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The Sixxis stream Hollow Shrine

The Sixxis have premiered their first full-length album, Hollow Shrine, with Prog – ahead of UK support slots with Spock’s Beard later this week.

The Atlanta band gained attention for last year’s self-titled EP, which led to tours with Wishbone Ash, the Winery Dogs, Adrian Belew and others, plus appearances at Mike Portnoy’s Progressive Nation At Sea cruise.

The five-piece consists of frontman Vladdy Iskhakov, bassist Mark Golden, drummer Josh Baker, guitarist Paul Sorah and guitarist Cameron Allen. They cite Rush, Muse and King’s X among their influences, along with personal experience of work as touring musicians for a string of big-name acts.

The Sixxis appear with Spock’s Beard at Leicester’ Musician on September 17, then London’s The Dome on September 18.

Hollow Shrine is on sale now via Burning Shed.

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history. He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.