I Guess You Could Say I Enjoyed Some Music in 2014

This year, I’m throwing convention to the wind. I tend to spend too much time deliberating, trying to narrow things down to a set amount of this or that. For 2014, much like any other year, I’m sharing a [very] large collection of what I enjoyed most in the world of music, except these lists […]

Cloudkicker - Little Histories

Stream Cloudkicker’s Fantastic New EP, ‘Little Histories’

One-man progressive act Cloudkicker, the longtime solo project of Ben Sharp, never ceases to amaze music fans with his progressive and ambient metal approach to his music. After finally performing live for the first time earlier this year, and releasing a live album (backed by Intronaut) just a week ago, Cloudkicker has given yet another […]


WATCH: Cloudkicker’s Entire First-Ever Live Performance

This has been a hell of a long time coming. We’re talking five LPs and several EPs over the course of 6+ years long. Ben Sharp’s one-man prog-metal project Cloudkicker has been keeping fans amped in the comfort of their own homes since 2008 but he’s finally taken the project on the road to support […]


Cloudkicker Reveals ‘Subsume’ Details

We always keep our eyes and ears out for what Ben Sharp has in the works. Cloudkicker is a phenomenal solo project spanning progressive, instrumental metal and ambience and the man is yet to disappoint. We’ve been waiting impatiently to find out what Sharp had in store for us, knowing he had plans to drop […]

Revisiting Esoteric Acts From “The Myspace Daze” (Part 1)

Oh, how we miss the days of deceptively titled bulletins, pc4pc, and hours of pimping your profile with just the right visuals and accompanying music (only to change it all again within a day or two). Myspace dominated the bulk of our high school years much like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram do today. Apart from […]


ALBUM STREAM: Cloudkicker – Fade

It’s been maybe 24 hours since we brought you news that Ben Sharp of Cloudkicker had released the track listing and album art for his next effort, Fade, and the man has already given the fans what they’ve been waiting for with a full stream of the release on his Bandcamp! With the transition from […]


Cloudkicker Releases ‘Fade’ Album Details and Cover Art

Ben Sharp, the mastermind behind Cloudkicker, recently took to his Tumblr page to reveal the track listing, cover art, and release date (only the month, not specific day) of his forthcoming effort, Fade. We brought you the album announcement last month and we’re excited to get the specifics! Fade contains seven tracks and in our […]


UTG INTERVIEW: Cloudkicker

Cloudkicker is Ben Sharp’s solo outlet, fusing progressive metal with subtle ambience, all in a do-it-yourself fashion. He’s released four EPs and four full-lengths with much acclaim from fans and reviewers alike. Sharp has recently announced his upcoming effort which he hopes to have prepared for a fall release. Sharp took some time away from […]


Cloudkicker Updates Fans on New Album

Ben Sharp took to his Tumblr yesterday to update fans with an entry entitled, “What I’m up to,” regarding his progressive metal solo endeavor, Cloudkicker. The most exciting part of what he had to say was this: “If I had to sum up what things sound like I would use the words GUITARS and LOUD. […]


Cloudkicker Double Release

Ben Sharp also known by the moniker Cloudkicker will be releasing not one, but two albums on November 22. Let Yourself Be Huge will contain eight tracks and Loop will have a whopping sixteen tracks. Both will be available via digital download whereas Let Yourself Be Huge will also be in CD and 10″ vinyl […]