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Based in Viseu, Portugal the instrumental Progressive Metal band Behind The Redgiant was formed in 2010. Founded by Rui Costa on bass, Ricardo Sousa on guitar and Joao Sousa on drums. Shortly after, Pedro Ribeiro joined the band on keyboards. After some periods of inactivity, the band’s lineup changed when guitarist Alexandre Sousa (ex-BlackBird) joins, and in 2020 Alexandre Tomas (ex-Fingertips) took over on the drums.

In 2021 Behind The Redgiant recorded their debut album How Far is Far Away with producer Dennis Koehne (Lacuna Coil, Sodom, Moonspell) handling the mastering. Their sound is unique with melancholy melodies interspersed with frantic interludes that transport the listener faw away.

On the Guest DJ Show this Friday, the band members of Behind The Redgiant will play for you their favorite tracks. After their playlist, we’ll play a handful of tracks off of their debut album, How Far is Far Away.

The Friday Guest DJ Hour Show airs at the following times:

15:00 and 21:00 Central Europe
9:00 am and 3:00 pm US East Coast
6:00 am and 12:00 pm US West Coast

Find ways to tune in here.

While you wait check out the official video for “Somewhere, somehow…” taken from the album How Far is Far Away!


  • Bryce Van Patten

    Bryce is an audio engineer and a graphic designer here at Metal Express Radio. From the day he purchased his first album (Machine Head by Deep Purple), he has had a passion for heavy music, which has influenced his whole life. Bryce is from the great Pacific Northwest in USA, and has played in metal bands like Babylon, Holy Terror, The Wild Dogs, Warhead and Egypt through the 80s. He had his first interview for the Portland, Oregon publication The Rock Rag with guitarist Paul Gilbert in his Racer X days. Then he was honored to get to have drinks, and talk for an hour with the legendary Dan McCafferty of Nazareth for his second interview. In 2013, he spent an amazing hour talking to Andi Deris of Helloween, which was the high point of his heavy metal journalism.   In the year 2001, he formed Man in Black Music Publishing. They released recordings by several local bands, and in the spirit of the old Metal Massacre compilations, he created a 2-album series called The Defenders of Metal. The albums featured classic styled Metal bands from all around the world, with bands from Australia to England, and from Argentina to Russia. Currently, he is the producer/creator/vocalist of the Metal band The Black Tuesdays.

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