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Speculation for 2018 PPUSA lineup?

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Fixxer315, Aug 21, 2017.

  1. TwizstedJesus

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    I spent some time doing this one. Nobody knows whats in G's head or what his budget is, so a few of these might be too pricey, but I tried for a solid balance



    WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY

    Fractal Cypher Kattah
    Phantasma Iris Divine
    Mastadon Machine Head
    Labrynth(Final show) Savatage




    FRIDAY

    Soul Secret
    Persephone
    DeLain
    Sieges Even re-union
    Nocturnal Rites
    Lizzy Borden

    SATURDAY

    Prospekt
    The Ferrymen
    Cellar Darling
    Riverdogs
    Kamelot
    James LaLeak
     
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  2. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    I hope the folks saying Persefone are right. Aathma is a mind-bending album and I would love to hear any of their stuff live. Also Anubis Gate would make my life.

    I also still hope that Disperse gets another shot. Hope springs eternal!
     
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    NorseBlood franks n steins

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    Persefone seems to be a really good guess here. Glenn is obviously a huge fan based on what I've read in past posts, and he did try to get them here for PP 16.
     
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    Pumpkins United, Alestorm, Threshold, Ne Obliviscaris, InnerWish, Wobbler
     
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    Would be really cool to see Domine. I don't think those guys have ever played ProgPower.
     
  6. Fixxer315

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    Another band that I'd love to see would be Eden's Curse, but I don't know if there has been any resolution regarding the rights to the name of the band, as there are two bands touring under that name. Still, either version would be pretty cool to see live.
     
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    Having read all of these responses, I'd like to continue seeing some bands that have yet to be seen at PPUSA, like Caligula's Horse, Sunburst, Anubis Gate and any others who had visa problems that we anticipated seeing but did not.
    I'm not particularly interested in too many more "playing the whole album" sets from bands, particularly if I don't have much interest in said band....it's nice to do once in awhile, just not all the time and that also goes double for all these "anniversary shows". Lotsa bands out there we could still see and I have faith in our promoters here at PPUSA that they will continue to dig up those bands.
     
  8. MetalShock

    MetalShock Dissident Aggressor

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    I definitely am not a fan of returning bands. People that haven't been to specific PP events may have missed some of the bands that they wanted to see... I get that; however, as a person who has been to every PP event except the first, I have no desire to see returning bands although I know that it is probably virtually impossible to not have them. If I had a choice of returning bands it would be a small list: Mustasch, Amorphis (crushed it), Communic (no new material though).

    New blood for me would be the bands below. I think I mixed up the genres well, and included 9 bands from the USA to reduce cost/expenses and visa issues.

    Wednesday
    5:00PM-6:00PM - SkyHarbor (Indiana, USA with some members from other countries) - Progressive Metal
    6:30PM-7:45PM - Sunburst (Greece) since we didn't get to see them - Power Metal
    8:15PM-9:45PM - Psychotic Waltz (California, USA) only doing the Bleeding album in it's entirety - Progressive Metal
    10:30PM-CLOSE - Y&T (California, USA) - Hard Rock/Heavy Metal

    Thursday
    4:00PM-4:30PM - Icarus Witch (Pennsylvania, USA) - Power Metal
    5:00PM-6:00PM - Act Of Defiance (California, USA) - Thrash
    6:30PM-7:45PM - Monuments (UK) - Progressive Metal
    8:15PM-9:45PM - Lacrimas Profundere (Germany) - Melodic Doom/Gothic Rock
    10:30PM-CLOSE - TesseracT (UK) - Progressive Metal

    Friday
    2:00PM-3:00PM - Night Demon (California, USA) - Heavy Metal
    3:30PM-4:30PM - Suicidal Angels (Greece) Extreme Thrash, but not out of the realm of possibilities as we have had Forbidden and Overkill perform before.
    5:00PM-6:00PM - The Contortionist (Indiana, USA) - Progressive Metal
    6:30PM-7:45PM - Helstar (Texas, USA) - Power Metal
    8:15PM-9:45PM - Caligula's Horse (Austrailia) - Progressive Metal
    10:30PM-CLOSE - Tristania (Norway) - Symphonic/Gothic Metal

    Saturday
    2:00PM-3:00PM - Lilitu (Atlanta, GA) - Melodic Death/Black/Gothic Metal, highly unlikely since they have been broken up, but the lead vocalist is in Act Of Defiance). Another option is: Haji's Kitchen (Texas, USA) - Progressive Metal, Daniel Tompkins of TesseracT is a session vocalist for the band
    3:30PM-4:30PM - Eclipse (Sweden) - Hard Rock/Metal
    5:00PM-6:00PM - Morgana Lefay (Sweden) - Power/Thrash Metal, since we didn't get to see them
    6:30PM-7:45PM - Spiritual Beggars (Sweden) - Stoner Metal
    8:15PM-9:45PM - Grand Magus (Sweden) - Heavy/Doom Metal
    10:30PM-CLOSE - Star One (Everywhere) - Progressive Metal, this would never happen because cost alone would probably be astronomical, so I would add: James LaBrie (Canada) - Progressive Metal
     
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    Silent Force.....
    Mercenary.......
    Jorn.....
    Arch Enemy......
     
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    VenomGA At War With Stan

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    holy shit what a lineup!!!
     
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    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Hooo boy do I like how you think. But uh...that's not gonna happen. Still, it's good to dream, ain't it?
     
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    VenomGA At War With Stan

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    MetalShock has great taste!
     
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    well, it seems my #1 wish item is semi-confirmed, so let's go with others:

    - Petrucci solo album performance? I mean, if we can get James ...
    - Shattered Skies - they have new music, a new singer, and Glenn did rate their album #1 in 2015
    - I am not sure how you do it, but it would be nice to see a tribute to Magellan / Explorer's Club at PPUSA with both Wayne and Trent passing. Explorer's Club is one of the pinnacles of prog history IMO and someone should honor it. PPUSA seems to be the only place to do that.
    - I'd love to see one of Glenn's outliers be KillSwitch - they are amazing live and I think the power folks would love them
    - I will never be surprised with Voyager or Leprous on stage at PPUSA, given Glenn's and the crowds reactions last time. Both have new albums ...
    - I hope we get some more of the extreme prog at some point, yes even the djent side. Periphery or AaL or even After the Burial would be an amazing band to put after something more low key prog. Glenn goes for the overall arc as much as great bands.
    - last maybe we should look at what bands Matt Guillory, Marco Sfogli, Peter Wildoer, and Ray Riendeau are playing in these days? :)
     
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  14. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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    I don't know their price, but if it was possible, I'd love to see Europe headline Saturday night.

    Wednesday : James LaBrie

    Thursday : Jorn

    Friday : Threshold

    Saturday : Europe
     
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    A hypothetical Fri/Sat lineup based on a mixture of wants and expected picks:

    InnerWish
    Tetrafusion
    Persefone
    Cellador
    Threshold (my number one wish, not even close)
    Nocturnal Rites

    Disperse
    Signum Regis
    Iris Divine
    Europe
    Eluveitie
    James LaBrie
     
  16. KevinMSJ

    KevinMSJ New Metal Member

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    Sure I'll play.

    Wednesday: Earthside
    Leprous
    Secret Sphere
    Headliner: Rhapsody (final live performance)

    Thursday: Hibria
    Dark Moor
    Battle Beast
    Headliner: Helloween (Pumpkins United featuring Michael Kiske, Kai Hansen and Andi Deris on lead vocals)

    Friday: Noveria
    Dreamwalkers Inc
    Anubis Gate
    Bloodbound
    Nocturnal Rites
    Headliner: James Labrie

    Saturday: Bare Infinity
    Klone
    Almanac
    Innerwish
    Threshold
    Headliner: Edguy (Theater of Salvation in its entirety)
     
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    Bands that would definitely get me back to ATL (and also get my wife interested in attending the first time)...
    Pretty Maids
    Night Flight Orchestra
    Pumpkins United
    Eclipse
    Annihilator
    Wrathchild America
    Nocturnal Rites

    Really looking forward to seeing the announcement Saturday morning!
     
  18. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Night Flight would be an interesting pick. I'd love to see that live.
     
  19. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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    Wrathchild America would absolutely fucking rip! Especially if they would perform Climbin' the Walls in it's entirety! Rock Candy Records has released the remastered version very recently.
     
  20. grogg

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    I'd love to see W.E.T. get in the lineup, even if it's Wed. or Thurs. JSS is a great frontman. I really enjoyed his performance 2 years ago.
     

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