It was way back in early September when I shared the details about Day 3 & Day 4 of the ProgPower USA Festival for 2020 – Instead of repeating myself, I’ll just send you HERE to examine all of the details about those two days so you can scramble for tickets if you are only just now learning this news. Today I am here to share what is happening on Day 2 of this popular Metal Music Festival. I know, it seems weird that D3 and D4 get announced first but what can you do. I was not in the Marketing meetings. Though there were some Vimeo links to share, I had some issues with them in WordPress so am leaving you kind readers with just the poster for this alert.
At the time of our posting this, there are hundreds and hundreds of Metalheads making their way to a place called The Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia for the annual ProgPower USA Heavy Metal music festival which actually is starting later on today. While these fans are getting ready to rock, we caught wind of a promotional video for next years 3rd and 4th day and are sharing it with you below so you know what we are both missing out on at the moment and how excited we should be for next years happening. Watch the video to see clips of all the announced bands. It’s a bit long but I found it rather enjoyable so you should as well. Here we go.
The Lineup: Shattered Skies, Witherfall, Eternal Tears Of Sorrow, Night Flight Orchestra, Conception, Arion, Thank You Scientist, Jeff Scott Soto, Beast In Black, The Gathering, Ihsahn, Turilli/Lione: Rhapsody.
Be Advised: Tickets will go on sale -Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019 at 10am ET via Ticketmaster. Only 900 tickets will be made available to the general public. The festival’s 2019 edition sold-out in 3 hours!
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Now that the 2018 ProgPower USA Festival has ended and since we’ve shared the announcements about the 2019 Day 3 and Day 4 performing lineup, we can finish off the topic by revealing the recently announced Day 1 and Day 2 performers. Before we begin, I suggest that you peruse THIS LINK to see those weekend performers because a few of them are going to blow your Metal mind while some others will surely spark new levels of musical curiosity in you. This video isn’t as long as the other one, so just enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and be informed. I recommend letting it play in full and wear headphones if you are in a public space to not disturb those around you.
The Lineup: Iron Mask, Secret Sphere, Insomnium, Pretty Maids, Tomorrow’s Eve, Mayan, Galneryus, Evergrey.
Be Advised: Tickets will go on sale Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018 at 10am ET via Ticketmaster. Only 900 tickets will be made available to the general public, and tickets for the past 5 years have sold-out in less than 3 days!
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Though placed on their Official Vimeo Page just the other day, I could not attend to this news until right now but not to worry, its nothing that’s late at all when it comes down to it. We’ve arrived at the time of the year where hundreds and hundreds of Progressive and Power Metal fans converge in a single location in Atlanta, GA for the annual ProgPower USA Festival. The four-day affair is ticketed as the first two days and then the second two days. Generally speaking, the weekend shows are the biggest draw and the announcement video is online for all to examine. I think they reveal this for the audience on the second day of the happening so let’s take a look at it. Please be advised that while this is a long clip, it’s got a lot of awesome music to enjoy so here we go.
The Lineup: Wind Rose, Subsignal, Barren Earth, Psychotic Waltz, Orden Ogan, Seventh Wonder, Sorcerer, Jad Panzer, Caligula’s Horse, Poets Of The Fall, Threshold, Demons & Wizards.
Be Advised: Tickets will go on sale Saturday, Oct. 5, 2018 at 10am ET via Ticketmaster. Only 900 tickets will be made available to the general public, and tickets for the past 5 years have sold-out in less than 3 days!
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Contributor Steven Stolper was on point enjoying the findings at the annual ProgPower USA Festival that takes place in Atlanta, Georgia at the Center Stage Atlanta theater and as already noted in one of the earlier chapters, PiercingMetal has NEVER been to the event despite the occasional interest. Fortunately, Agent Stolper was sending a final transmission to the Metal High Command from the field about this mission. Here now are his transcribed views bout the fourth and final day of ProgPowerUSA XVIII.
ProgPowerUSA XVIII Day 4: 3 days of nonstop music and parties take a toll on the body and the mind, so difficult choices had to be made and some sets were skipped. Pain and Amaranthe namely. All of the Day 4 bands except the opener were from Sweden, a testament to the country’s great contribution to the genre and popular music in general.
Seven Spires (USA):
Australia’s Teramaze was originally scheduled to perform in the opening timeslot, but unfortunately had to cancel a few days before due to health issues. That was upsetting because Teramaze was one of the bands I was looking forward to the most. Their latest album, Her Halo, was a really tasty slab of melodic prog metal. Boston’s SevenSpires answered the call and rushed to Georgia to bring their brand of metal to the masses. Seven Spires play aggressively melodic euro power metal with a female singer named Adrienne Cowan, who does both clean and extreme vocals equally well. Their video single, Cabaret of Dreams, sounded true to its name live, like a metallized groovy cabaret number. Other songs were more traditional, with many pounding harsh voiced numbers. The band had a very energetic stage presence and did a good job whipping the somewhat sleepy audience back into fighting shape.
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