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Too soon for predictions/requests for PPUSA 18?

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by CrimsonEmotions, Jul 27, 2016.

  1. CrimsonEmotions

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    We're just a month away from yet another amazing weekend, and in fact four amazing days of bands. I love this festival, if for no other reason that it turns me on to bands that I might not otherwise have heard. This year, I've come to enjoy the brilliance of Devon Townsend, Stream of Passion, Serious Black, Freedom Call and others.

    But one of my favorite parts of the weekend is the anticipation for the video for next year. So, what are your requests and/or predictions for the 2017 festival? I'll give some of my own once I've had the chance to hear what some of you have to say.
     
  2. PureXul

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    It's too late for requests since the roster is probably almost set, if not done, but it's never too early for predictions.

    A couple bands that I'd be fairly surprised to not see booked:
    Dynazty
    Myrath

    And a few that seem like decent possibilities:
    Borknagar
    Sunburst
    Threshold

    And some longshots that would be great:
    Jag Panzer
    Nightingale
    Riot (they would bring the house down)

    Aside from that, no idea. I haven't kept the pulse on prog and power metal as much this year - or not as much has been lighting me up - so I'll likely be even more surprised than usual with the roster announcement.
     
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    VenomGA At War With Stan

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    Eclipse
    Soto
    W.E.T.
    Whitesnake
    Loudness (never had a band from Japan)
    Candlemass
    Paradox
    Lacuna Coil
    Dynazty
    Metal Church
    Tainted Nation
    Ghost or Ghost B.C.
    Gus G.
    Nordic Union
    Y&T
     
  4. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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    Powerwolf
    Unisonic
    Destruction
    Praying Mantis
    Denner / Shermann
    .U.D.O.
    Wizard
    Brainstorm
    Amorphis
    Grave Digger
    Helstar
    Helloween
     
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    NorseBlood franks n steins

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    This is more of a wish list than a prediction. Added a few more.

    Diviner
    Sunburst
    Brainstorm
    Eclipse
    Ensiferum
    Buckethead
    Innerwish
    Loudness
    Anthem
    Manimal
    Metal Allegiance
    Sanctuary
    Pegazus
    Psycrence
    Shrinebuilder
    Stinking Lizaveta
    Twilight Force
    Vanden Plas
    Votum
    Morgana Lefay
    Savatage
    Accept
     
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    Almost definitely will get booked:
    Power Quest
    Redemption
    Myrath

    Probably:
    Sunburst
    InnerWish

    Hoping for:
    Votum
    Kingcrow
    Vanden Plas
    Threshold
    Teramaze
    Subsignal
     
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    Agent Fresco
    Port Noir
    Thank You Scientist
    Katatonia
    Gazpacho
    The Pineapple Thief
    The Gathering reunion with Anneke
     
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    Here are some of my hopes:

    Threshold: Haven't played PPUSA since 2007, and so this would be a very good time for them to return.

    Sabaton: Granted, they headlined the festival fairly recently (2013), but I wouldn't be surprised to see them get a Day 1 or Day 2 slot.

    Accept: This would be truly awesome for me, as I've never had the chance to see them live in any incarnation. I'll be seeing UDO in January (the last time he'll be doing Accept material), so catching the current version of Accept doing some of the same material, plus a lot of the newer stuff would be great.

    Eden's Curse: This would be pretty nifty, but the legal issues over the band's name could be a hindrance.

    Metal Church: Please bring them!!!! Mike Howe was one of the more amazing vocalists of the late 80's and early 90's, and I'd love to see this reunion.
     
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    I'm expecting:
    Dynazty
    Vanden Plas
    Ghost Ship Octavius
    Myrath
    Sunburst
    Unisonic
    Redemption

    Really hoping for:
    Gamma Ray
    Brainstorm
    Mob Rules
    Candlemass
    Orphaned Land
    Electro-Nomicon

    Wouldn't surprise me:
    Helloween
    Edguy
    Rhapsody of Fire
    Kingcrow

    Long shot, but REALLY hoping for:
    Pretty Maids
    Powerwolf
    Pagan's Mind (probably too soon, but maybe not)
    Crazy Lixx
    Axel Rudi Pell
     
  11. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    After all these years, I still find these types of posts fascinating. Some are true guess to a balance roster and some are just personal wish lists. Regardless, it provides insight as to what people are thinking, even with a very small sample size.

    In the mean time, zig when they expect you to zag.
     
  12. PureXul

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    Well, damn near all of us expect that you didn't book Ayreon, so if you want to zig by booking Ayreon, feel free to throw that curveball at us. ;)
     
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  13. Azrael LenGraden

    Azrael LenGraden Lake Of Fire

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    I will limit my prediction to one newcomer and one returning band...

    MANIMAL
    ORDEN OGAN
     
  14. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    I like how you think! Then again, we did vote to make him go with the curveball. Maybe the big name was Ayreon and we fucked ourselves!? OH GOD WHAT HAVE WE DONE!?


    Sunburst, Ghost Ship Octavius, and Myrath seem like "good chance" choices. I don't know about anyone else, but as far as returners go I would really love to see Ihsahn again. Pagan's Mind is always welcomed. I'm still agog that my 3 favorite melodeath acts have all played (or will be playing this year) the fest: Soilwork, Solution .45, and Scar Symmetry. Any of those doing another set would be most welcomed. Anything with the Mountain King is always fantastic.

    And because everyone loves lists of varying realism

    Bands I Would Love (more or less reasonable):
    Anubis Gate (I really want this one to happen)
    Shattered Skies (pending vocalist?)
    Hemina
    Caligula's Horse
    Destiny Potato (or anything David Maxim Micic)
    The Omega Experiment (do they even do live? who cares, it would kick ass)
    Lalu
    Disperse (I'm gonna keep on wishing and hoping for this)
    Black Fate
    Earthside
    Fake Heroes (me and like 6 other people, file under the "less" side)
    Tesseract
    Universe Effects
    Persefone (I have to see how this insanity translates to live, I hope they get another shot)
    Sound Struggle
    James LaBrie solo
    Distorted Harmony
    Twelve Foot Ninja

    The Make Me a Miracle category:
    ARK
    Ayreon
    Savatage
    Dream Theater doing Images and Words and Awake
    Conception (we can even use the new Greek Khan if we want, it's fine)
    Demons & Wizards
     
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    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Awful glaring omission on my part.

    Freakin Evergrey! A) a good chance they're playing next year and B) a band I would damned sure love to see on that stage again.
     
  19. VenomGA

    VenomGA At War With Stan

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    mine is PURELY a wish list of who I would like to see but expect NONE LOL
     
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    Came up with this as a roster:

    Katatonia
    Vektor
    Myrath
    Cain's Offering
    The Paralydium Project
    Ancient Bards

    Edguy
    Diablo Swing Orchestra
    Psychotic Waltz
    Caligula's Horse
    Hammers of Misfortune
    Sunburst

    There's like a million different directions for every slot, but I couldn't think of ANY names for a mid level power metal band. Glenn's really booked just about everyone of note.
     

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