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5 1/2 months to PPUSA--Bands you are looking forward to?

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Fixxer315, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Fixxer315

    Fixxer315 Member

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    We're about five and a half months away from this year's festival, and I cannot wait. Here are the bands I'm looking forward to the most:

    Haken: I never heard them before last year's show, but I immediately got Affinity after their live set. And now I finally got Visions, which is even more of a masterpiece that I cannot wait to see live.

    Metal Church: This is one band that I had been hoping would play the festival, and now I get my dream. I'll actually have the chance to see them in July at Chicago Open Air Festival, but here they'll get to headline, rather than being a mid-afternoon band (perhaps on the second stage). The new album is very good, and I'm looking forward to seeing the mix of old and new songs (mostly older songs).

    Angel Dust: This was the one act that had me on my feet during the announcement video. I had loved them since the late 90's, and I'm glad I'll finally have the chance to see them live.

    Mike Portnoy's Shattered Fortress: Seeing that AA Suite in its entirety will be awesome, even if they were never able to do it with DT. I'm especially looking forward to seeing This Dying Soul, which I've never seen live. I'm also curious as to what other DT songs Mike and co. break out. Given that the backing band is likely to be Haken (based on their previous live performance), this is likely to be one of the highlights of the weekend.

    Dynazty: I picked up Renatus after they announced Dynazty's appearance at the 2015 edition (which I did not get to attend anyway due to a sooner-than-expected sellout. I was impressed by the album and and looking forward to seeing them live, assuming the via issues are at a minimum.

    Amaranthe: Of the bands I didn't know much about after the announcement, this is the one that I'm most looking forward to seeing. I love the interesting combination of harsh male vocals, clean male vocals and clean female vocals. I even love the more poppy songs like Boomerang and That Song.

    So,w hat are you looking forward to this year?
     
  2. Diamond45

    Diamond45 Terminate Bad Music

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    The two bands I'm really looking forward to are Myrath and Vanden Plas! (Of course I'm rather biased since I'm a co-sponsor for both!) ;)

    Other bands I'm looking forward to are Distorted Harmony, Pain, Snowy Shaw, Angel Dust and Metal Church.
     
  3. Kez

    Kez pronounced Keez

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    It's all about Teramaze for me. The rest is just gravy. :p

    Actually, Vanden Plas is high on my anticipation list also. And Dynazty. And Haken. And Sunburst.
     
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    The bands I'm currently most looking forward to are:

    Orphaned Land
    Metal Church
    Between The Buried And Me
    Angel Dust
    Lords Of Black
    Katatonia
    Dynazty
     
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    Probably Myrath, because I've only seen them once. I also want to see Distorted Harmony.
     
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    Katatonia, Vanden Plas and Metal Church are the main ones I'm looking forward to seeing. Of course I'm looking forward to most of the others as well, just that these three are at the top of the list for me!
     
  7. NorseBlood

    NorseBlood franks n steins

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    My top 6 not in any particular order..

    Katatonia
    Lords of Black
    Angel Dust
    Distorted Harmony
    Vanden Plas
    Metal Church

    I think Lords of Black will be the big surprise of the show.
    I will easily add Vanden Plas and Metal Church to my list if I can make it Thursday. Not sure about that.

    I've tried to get into Myrath, but maybe they're much better live.

    Edit: Gonna make Thursday
     
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    Vanden Plas
    Serenity
    Shattered Fortress
    Myrath
    Orphaned Land
     
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    Angel Dust! They are what turned me on to ProgPower way back in 2001.
    Also Teramaze. I'll be damned if Her Halo isn't one of the best albums ever.
    Sunburst for sure. I will witness the birth of a new guitar god.
    And I get to see Amaranthe and Serenity again. Bonus score!!!!
     
  10. NorseBlood

    NorseBlood franks n steins

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    Angel Dust will be awesome. I've never seen them but am so looking forward to it. Its such an awesome festival this year. Thanks @Harvester for ProgPower USA. It is simply THE BEST !!!
     
  11. DarkOne

    DarkOne Black Belt in Sarcasm

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    Angel Dust - Never seen them live (started PP for PP III). Hoping they still can bring it after all these years.

    Next Up:
    Serenity - Loved them since the first album, and they were almost perfect in their first PP show

    Metal Church - LOVE the Mike How era, by far surpasses the other MC lineups. I last saw them in 1991 (with Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Motörhead, and Dangerous Toys) - wow, what a show). The new album is excellent, and I can't wait to hear Badlands live.

    Also happy to see
    Myrath - Thought the first album was okay, but was blown away by their PP performance. Should be a good one
    Lords of Black - Really like what I hear from them
    Dynazty - Super catchy - should be a great show.

    Steve in Philly
     
  12. Azrael LenGraden

    Azrael LenGraden Lake Of Fire

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    Hard to put it in order but I will try...
    Teramaze
    Metal Church
    Angel Dust
    Dynazty
    Vanden Plas
    Serenity
    Lords of Black
    Snowy Shaw

    For me, it's one of the most stacked rosters in terms of bands I REALLY want to see!
     
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    Twilight Force
    Vanden Plas
     
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    Mine would be:

    Lords Of Black
    Angel Dust
    Dynazty
    Myrath
    Sunburst
    Teramaze
    Snowy Shaw (if he plays many Kind Diamond/Mercyful Fate songs)

    Metal Church would be high on the list if I managed to go to Day 1-2... If single-day tix would become available, I'd buy for them and Vanden Plas on Day 2. No interest for the others on the bill.
     
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    KevinMSJ New Metal Member

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    Orphaned Land
    Myrath
    Sunburst
    Lords of Black
    Serenity
    Twilight Force
    Dynazty
    Portnoy
    Katatonia
    Haken
    Teramaze
    Snowy Shaw
    Power Quest
    Angel Dust
    Metal Church
     
  16. hoodaman

    hoodaman Is it live or is it Dave?

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    Katatonia
    Distorted Harmony
     

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