I was one of the few lucky enough to see Kiuas destroy the place in their first and only US appearance at Chicago Powerfest in 2009. I'm hopeful that the US release of Lustdriven is only being held back because they are working on a tour package to surround it. But in case a tour doesn't happen any time soon, I'm holding onto hope that they'll at least be able to make another US festival appearance: ProgPower USA in Atlanta, GA. The PPUSA XII (2011) roster has been announced and Kiuas was absent from the list, much to my dismay. Though the Thursday Kick-off/Showcase roster is still yet to be announced. Looking at prior rosters, bands that have played both Chicago Powerfest and ProgPower USA have done so anywhere from the same year to five years apart. So on average, ProgPower in 2011 or 2012 is just about right for Kiuas! It won't happen without our help, though. Kiuas fans in the USA, if you're not familiar with ProgPower, come check it out. One of the best metal fests around: great music, awesome venue, and crowd that's like family. If you've been to ProgPower before, or are just checking it out for the first time, head over to their forums which are also hosted right here on Ultimate Metal. Join the great discussion, spread the love for Kiuas, and show everyone why Kiuas should play this fest. We only have until about April-May to influence the 2012 roster as it starts getting booked in May-June, for a September reveal. Those that are able and willing could even offer to sponsor the band around that time. But until then we just need to generate the buzz for Kiuas. Besides the great forums here on Ultimate Metal, we can also hype the Kiuas ProgPower possibility on Facebook or Twitter @ProgPower and with the #ppusa hashtag. Missing a Kiuas album, or four? Buy them from one of these fine US-based vendors! They make a great gift for friends, too. Album sales are one of the factors that a promoter looks at when booking a band. Buying Kiuas albums have a direct effect on the band's ability to tour, or to play festivals. CDINZANE The Laser's Edge Amazon Zune Marketplace Also be sure to request Kiuas on your favorite metal radio show. The band and their label need to help us by letting us know which terrestrial radio stations in the US have Kiuas in their library, and by getting them in the hands of more stations. College/university stations are probably the best bet for having a metal show that showcases lesser known metal bands. We can request them from our favorite Internet radio stations (such as Epic Rock Radio) as well as Sirius/XM, too. Waiting with bated breath for Kiuas to announce their next US date(s). Let's do what we can to make it happen sooner than later!