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With a name inspired by an early Marillion song, you might be surprised to know that Lisbon, Portugal's Forgotten Suns sound more like a combination of Pink Floyd and Symphony X. Members Ernesto Rodrigues (keyboards), João Samora (drums), Ricardo Falcão (guitars), Nuno Correia (bass), and Nio Nunes (vocals) play a brand of progressive metal that is refreshing in its stress on melody instead of overly-complex technique and its liberal use of spoken word samples to create often-epic-length works that include their newest album When Worlds Collide, released in March on Premiere Music. Host Mark Ashby talked with Falcão about the change in style for the band from their first two albums until now, why their songs tend to be longer, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of being located in out-of-the-way Portugal as a prog band. Find them online at

Featured songs/excerpts:
"When Worlds Collide"
"Mind Over Matter"
"Rise & Fall"
"Fortress of Silence"
"The Road to Nowhere pt. 1"

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Originally posted 13 April 2015

Direct download: Progtopia_070_Inside_Forgotten_Suns_Fortress_of_Silence.mp3
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