InAeona: Force Rise The Sun

Boston explorers discover the industrial/post-rock borderlands

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Prosthetic’s roster ranges from black metal to metalcore, so it shouldn’t be surprising that they’re revved up about a band who regard themselves as ‘post-industrial-space-metal’.

InAeona have been turning a lot of heads; they’ve performed several times at SXSW and have even, confusingly, been compared to Muse.

They’ve flirted with Killing Joke-style tribal darkness and Gravity Kills-esque industrial rock, but something was missing as they never truly fitted into the darkwave scene.

They’ve found their niche on this, their first full-length album, bringing in uplifting elements of post-rock that allow the Boston-based three-piece to shimmer. At times they introduce influences from KMFDM and Snake River Conspiracy, while at others their music sweeps and soars with scarcely a hint of industrial. The epic Skywatcher, the crunchy Soldier and the outstanding Sun Moon fit them within the already blurred boundaries of post-rock. InAeona’s debut is packed with promise.

Natasha Scharf
Deputy Editor, Prog

Contributing to Prog since the very first issue, writer and broadcaster Natasha Scharf was the magazine’s News Editor before she took up her current role of Deputy Editor, and has interviewed some of the best-known acts in the progressive music world from ELP, Yes and Marillion to Nightwish, Dream Theater and TesseracT. Starting young, she set up her first music fanzine in the late 80s and became a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines over the next decade. The 00s would see her running the dark music magazine, Meltdown, as well as contributing to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer and Artrocker. Author of music subculture books The Art Of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic, she’s since written album sleeve notes for Cherry Red, and also co-wrote Tarja Turunen’s memoirs, Singing In My Blood. Beyond the written word, Natasha has spent several decades as a club DJ, spinning tunes at aftershow parties for Metallica, Motörhead and Nine Inch Nails. She’s currently the only member of the Prog team to have appeared on the magazine’s cover.