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Old March 15th, 2012, 08:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Above Symmetry Cancel PP USA XIII Appearance

Above Symmetry notified me yesterday that they are cancelling their appearance with deep regret, blah, blah. I'll defer to the band for the "official" explanation. Honestly, I'm not surprised. Make your own assumptions.

That said, I have already confirmed their replacement. Announcement coming in a few hours once the left coast drags their ass out of bed.

We replace prog with prog....
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Old March 15th, 2012, 08:12 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What a friggin bummer! cant wait to hear your replacement. usually just as good if not better!
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Old March 15th, 2012, 08:15 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There always seems to be one. Really like to hear their excuse. Hope it's not one of those typical ambiguous explanations. On the flip, I'm confident the replacement will be excellent. You always come through despite the BS you are handed. Don't know how you do it.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 08:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Bummer, but I have a feeling I know who the replacement might be! *crosses fingers*
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Old March 15th, 2012, 08:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry you have to go through more of the same old shit form bands. I'm sure the replacement will ... make some people happy and some people mad
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Old March 15th, 2012, 08:43 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Have to admit I am not too upset over this band not making. Looking forward to the announcement.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 08:48 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Old March 15th, 2012, 08:48 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Have to admit I am not too upset over this band not making. Looking forward to the announcement.
Same here....
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Old March 15th, 2012, 08:55 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm really not surprised given the limited feedback from them. I'm bummed but excited to find out who the replacement is. I guess it's time to change my signature
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Old March 15th, 2012, 08:58 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Old March 15th, 2012, 09:01 AM   #11 (permalink)
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That said, I have already confirmed their replacement. Announcement coming in a few hours once the left coast drags their ass out of bed.

We replace prog with prog....
It is almost as though you had this planned from the get go, mwah hah hah hah.

In all seriousness, I liked what I heard from Above Symmetry, had purchased their latest, and thought they were going to be a fun kickoff for Saturday. Prior Saturday openers: Haken, Stormwarrior, Circus Maximus, Saint Daemon, there've been some good ones.

What is it with avant garde/progressive Norwegian bands? Do you think they'll be hibernating in the same cave Arcturus used last year?
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Old March 15th, 2012, 09:24 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I was really looking forward to see them. Their debut cd is really good. Their loss. Here's hoping Vangough. Though I'm sure whoever the replacement is will be a good one.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 09:25 AM   #13 (permalink)
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As long as you don't let our friend Russ pick the replacement.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 09:26 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Bummer! I was looking forward to seeing them!
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Old March 15th, 2012, 09:36 AM   #15 (permalink)
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this sounds like good news to me, i don't really like them very much.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 09:37 AM   #16 (permalink)
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It's a bummer, but I'd always prefer every band to be actively excited about playing at PPUSA. Thanks, Glenn, for all your hard work! Can't wait to hear the replacement.

Quite frankly, yes, it's about who's there, but no matter who Glenn picks, I'd be there anyway. There are always surprises in the lineup.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 09:38 AM   #17 (permalink)
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So there is another band that fits with Aspera/Above Symmetry that I have been listening to alot.. Anthriel is pretty damn good!!!

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Old March 15th, 2012, 09:58 AM   #18 (permalink)
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This just means to me that I'll have to buy another cd and be introduced to some other amazing band!
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Old March 15th, 2012, 10:14 AM   #19 (permalink)
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A MINOR CASUALTY!

Not a loss in the tragic sense... I have no doubt that the replacement will be an improvement for me at least... just a hunch but Above Symmetry were a lesser light from my perspective... PP Rules!
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Old March 15th, 2012, 10:23 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Hmmm. Just for fun, let me start some unsubstantiated, irresponsible, out-of-my-ass speculation. Perhaps Kamelot has chosen Atle Pettersen as their new vocalist and that is why they have to cancel. He was one of the vocalist that performed with them.

As I said, I have no actual information to base this on, just some fun speculation
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Old March 15th, 2012, 11:05 AM   #21 (permalink)
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What is it with avant garde/progressive Norwegian bands? Do you think they'll be hibernating in the same cave Arcturus used last year?
What? I think that logic is unfounded. So Arcturus canceled last year and Above Symmetry cancels this year and they both happen to be Norwegian. I'm going to assume you're just making a jab at them for this, but in case you actually believe your statement, here is a list of Norwegian bands that have not canceled:

Ihsahn
Leprous
Pagan's Mind
Circus Maximus
Spiral Architect
Conception
Jørn Lande
Illusion Suite

And then members of Ark/Kamelot/Leaves Eyes/Saint Deamon

I'm sure if I thought about other countries canceling for a moment, I could say the same thing about a few other countries.
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Old March 15th, 2012, 11:08 AM   #22 (permalink)
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didn't they back out of progpower europe a couple years back as well?
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Old March 15th, 2012, 11:17 AM   #23 (permalink)
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In all seriousness, I liked what I heard from Above Symmetry, had purchased their latest, and thought they were going to be a fun kickoff for Saturday. Prior Saturday openers: Haken, Stormwarrior, Circus Maximus, Saint Daemon, there've been some good ones.

What is it with avant garde/progressive Norwegian bands? Do you think they'll be hibernating in the same cave Arcturus used last year?
I don't know if you heard, but some obscure avant-garde/prog guy who nobody has evern heard of named Ihsahn played ProgPower USA last year...

And by the way, do you realize you mentioned a Norwegian prog opener in your post? LOLOLOL

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Old March 15th, 2012, 01:45 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I guess I'm in the minority here, but I was really looking forward to seeing these guys.

As for a replacement, I'm crossing my fingers for Arch/Matheos… Sympathetic Resonance is brilliant and would LOVE to see it performed live!!
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Old March 15th, 2012, 01:51 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Hey DD,

Welcome to the forum. It's impossible to replace an opening band with a rare appearance from a headline caliber band. The finances/logistics just don't work.
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