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Need confirmed for ProgPower USA XV

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Harvester, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

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    I am very pleased to announce that Greece's Need have been confirmed for the opening slot at this year's festival. Their prog metal masterpiece, "Orvam: A Song for Home," is my favorite disc of 2014 thus far.

    Sensory Record's Ken Golden summed up the release nicely:

    "Orvam: A Song For Home" blends a variety of influences and dishes up something completely mesmerizing. The band's musical DNA includes Fates Warning, Tool, Nevermore, and lots of prog rock. All of these influences will crop up but tossed together in a unique way. Its heavy but complex - ethereal and hypnotic. Hell the band even weaves in some Mediterranean themes revealing their real roots. Vocalist Jon V. is the anchor to the musical and he does a phenomenal job, sounding like vintage Ray Alder. I love how amid all the grinding guitar riffs the band mixes a splash of old school Hammond organ. Cap this monster off with the 18 minute title piece and you've got an instant classic. The whole production was expertly mixed by Neil Kernon and masterfully mastered by Alan Douches.

    Live:



    And for those wondering about the Nevermore influence:




    You can check out the full release at their bandcamp site:

    http://needband.bandcamp.com/album/orvam-a-song-for-home

    The band also announced a recent distribution partnership with the Laser's Edge for the disc as well.

    www.lasercd.com

    -Glenn
     
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  2. r0ryb0ryalis

    r0ryb0ryalis New Metal Member

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    Never heard, but COOL!
     
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    Cool I liked the song posted awhile back.
     
  4. DigitalMan

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    Son of a bitch...you did it again!!!! Awesome replacement!
     
  5. ToddS

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    And there is the rabbit out of the hat I mentioned! Awesome! Bravo!
     
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    Fuckin awesome!
     
  7. jem777az

    jem777az Bozzman

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    I'll take it! Nice job :headbang:
     
  8. Oblivion Ocean

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    I read this on Facebook and I made this face.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

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    Well...that's well played sir.
     
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    AWESOME replacement!
     
  11. Bamafan

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    Glenn, you're the master. I know a lot of people wanted to see TC, and the band is certainly worthy of a spot, but Need makes me happy. Thanks!
     
  12. Rider of Theli

    Rider of Theli The Hellequin

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    NICE! :D Great Choice! I like it.
     
  13. YtseJammer

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    Show sells out. American band bails. He books a foreign band which has to be more costly and certainly more of a logistical nightmare.

    This is why I'll continue to sponsor until the fest no longer exists.
     
  14. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    Excellent news.
     
  15. mattbrood

    mattbrood PPUSA Facebook *****

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    no offense at all to Thought Chamber but I am SO excited to see Need! (I had a feeling it would be them!)
     
  16. Diabolik

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    exactly...shows that he cares about putting on a top notch show. Congrats!
     
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    Never heard of these guys, but I really like what I hear. Improvement in my opinion.
     
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    that's a really good choice. congratulations!
     
  20. NorseBlood

    NorseBlood franks n steins

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    All the way from Athens, Greece. I had never heard of them, but I like what I've heard so far.

    More about the band:
    http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Need/61852

    The music isn't so easy to find:

    As Glenn said, "Orvam: A Song for Home" is at Laser CD:
    https://www.lasercd.com/cd/orvam-song-home
    Youtube has the entire album here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dNiUMFpnoo&list=PLaJa7XsMWkdkrTV4CBNpB94BOwvvS_iWu

    I found "Siamese God" at CD Universe:
    http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=8161099&style=music

    I found "The Wisdom Machine" at eMusic: http://www.emusic.com/album/need/the-wisdom-machine/11092665/
    As always, I checked the bit rate for this, and unfortunately its one of eMusic's older crappy rips. If you get the MP3s from eMusic, expect 192 to 240 kbps average bit rate.
     

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