Inside Out Music

Inside Out Music was born out of a genuine passion for progressive rock and metal. From the very beginning our goal has been to use all of our resources and experience to find and acquire the very finest new progressive music in the world - and - in turn - to present it back to the world in a meaningful way. Quite simply, we are dedicated to developing progressive music as a genre by developing the best acts that the genre has to offer. For more than 25 years, Inside Out Music has been home to many of the most iconic bands in history while nurturing a legion of artists who are carrying the torch forward.The part it has played in the genre’s current resurgence cannot be understated. From Steve Hackett, Kansas, Dream Theater and Devin Townsend to Haken, Leprous, Caligula’s Horse and beyond, the label’s past and current roster reads like a bible of modern progressive music.While trends have ebbed and flowed, and other labels have come and gone, InsideOutMusic has stuck resolutely to its guns. It has become more than just a stronghold for a form of music that had long been written off by so-called tastemakers and cultural gatekeepers – it has become a lightning rod for the resurrection of the genre. As Mike Portnoy, drummer with Sons Of Apollo and a former member of Dream Theater puts it: “InsideOutMusic are 100% responsible for prog’s ongoing success over the last 25 years. Thomas Waber, the man who co-founded it together with Michael Schmitz in the German town of Kleve in the mid-1990s, InsideOutMusic was simply a way of getting the music he liked into the hands of people who would like it.

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