Messenger is a name of at least nine acts: (1) UK progressive rock / folk rock band. (2) German metal band. (3) Noise / drone / doom duo. (4) US Christian country / bluegrass / blues band. (5) New York, US progressive / gothic rock trio, fronted by Jonathon Kustin. (6) Late-90s trance artist (some releases on compilations). (7) Hungarian thrash metal band. (8) Tallinn, Estonia Christian worship band. (9) US Christian hard rock / heavy metal band. (1) A London, UK progressive / folk rock band. A musical troupe from London formed in the spring of 2012 by Khaled Lowe and Barnaby Maddick. They booked a session with producer Jaime Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios that gave birth to their debut album, Illusory Blues: a cosmic ode to the forces of nature and the inevitable cycle of life. To cite musical influences would be futile. The musicians had made their names with bands in scenes as far apart as hardcore punk, black metal, and ambient music. Tonally, one might recall finding oneself in the same "space" occupied by other architects of sound such as Ulver, The Beatles, Swans, or Pink Floyd. But the stream of sound that emanates from the source of Illusory Blues is a heaving mass of organic richness, brimmed with intricate sounds that acknowledge the original fathers of experimentation but look forward in creating something new and unique. They dwell equally in the earthly realm of folk music and in the celestial void of progressive psychedelia, but have chanced upon a sound and an experience that sounds like no other. Rounded off by Daniel Knight and James Leach, the lineup of the band is now complete, but the journey has just begun. Sites: YouTube, SoundCloud, Discogs and MusicBrainz (3) A noise / drone / doom duo of Andrew Mayton and Silas Ciarán, who's work is mostly improvised.