Bolt hail from Columbia/South Carolina consisting of two masterminds W. Heyward Sims (guitar) plus Geoff Maxey (bass) and were supported by drummer Bill Elliott. The music is instrumental, dominated by a skillful heavy guitar work demonstrating a bandwith from math/post rock and prog metal to a Robert Fripp alike style. The debut work, 'Circadian Rhythm' (2003) appearing as a raw and energetic album with more alternative rock and math influences. With the next effort, 'Movement And Detail' from 2006, the band managed to offer sophisticated grooving prog rock with edgy riffs and wide boundaries.
Hailing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Deformica are a five-piece band playing a highly energetic, King-Crimson-inspired, yet original brand of progressive rock, with echoes of avant-garde, fusion, and even modern psychedelia. Their second release, Paramo (2010), is a vast improvement and therefore paves the way for them to be a force in this genre. Cesar Inca agrees, stating that “…the basic premise for the development of this album’s repertoire is the increase of the post-rock dose in the sonic amalgam that is also generous on Crimsonian schemes, math-rock tricks and psychedelic nuances.” You can most certainly hear the “Discipline” era of King Crimson there, but these guys take it in a whole new way. The band (led by Alejandro Carrau on keys, Leonardo Ghernetti and Nicolas Pedrero on guitars, Lyon Iglesias on bass and Martin Benito on drums) are flawless in their execution.