We're ecstatic to announce that Italian symphonic metal band Ancient Bards is confirmed to perform at this year's Day 1 of ProgPower USA. The band comments: "The wait is over! It's great to finally put our first step in North America! We're thankful to ProgPower USA for the opportunity to meet our US knights! See you there!" Ancient Bards' latest album, "Origine (The Black Crystal Sword Saga Pt. 2)" was recently released by Limb Music to worldwide acclaim. We have no doubt they will kickstart the festival in the most bombastic of ways.