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Poll: Which bands should return?

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by General Zod, Jul 11, 2006.

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Select 3 Bands to Return

  1. Balance of Power

    8.1%
  2. Brainstorm

    26.6%
  3. Devin Townsend

    16.2%
  4. Into Eternity

    9.0%
  5. Jag Panzer

    16.7%
  6. Manticora

    6.3%
  7. Nightingale

    6.8%
  8. Orphaned Land

    30.6%
  9. Pagans Mind

    29.3%
  10. Pink Cream 69

    7.7%
  11. Redemption

    26.1%
  12. Secret Sphere

    3.2%
  13. Silent Force

    16.2%
  14. Spiral Architect

    8.6%
  15. Tad Morose

    9.0%
  16. Therion

    20.7%
  17. Threshold

    27.0%
  18. Vanden Plas

    39.6%
  19. Wuthering Heights

    4.1%
  20. Zero Hour

    13.5%
  1. T.J. Swoboda

    T.J. Swoboda Member

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    Threshold, Redemption and... Crap, who the hell did I pick for my third choice?! I think it was Therion, my surprise favorite from last year.

    --T.J.
     
  2. edgeofthorns

    edgeofthorns 24 Hours Ago...

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    :oops: Oops....sorry guys! I overlooked that. I just like the poll so much, I went crazy on the answers!
     
  3. Heavenly Call

    Heavenly Call Member

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    Jag Panzer, Threshold, Silent Force

    I'm cool with up to 5 repeaters. If half the show is new blood, I'm set!
     
  4. Evil

    Evil Drunken Bastard

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    Pagans Mind, Silent Force and i voted Balance of Power

    and i think a 2 per year every other year rule would be cool
     
  5. llorenth

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    This is all true for me as well. I don't mind repeats at all, though new blood is important to the festival. Personally, I think repeats from the first 3-4 PPUSAs would be best. It's been a long time now, and they'll be hungry to play the states again, while the fans will be hungry to see them again.

    That's a damn fine idea too.

    FWIW, my picks are Spiral Architect, Redemption, and Orphaned Land, and I would also happily vote for Nightwish, Nightingale, Zero Hour, Threshold, and of course Pain of Salvation (if they ever decide to come back to the US).
    Matt
     
  6. The Invisible Guest

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    I don't see why there can't be a few more than two in some years. It's eventually going to be very hard not to bring back repeat bands.

    Britt
     
  7. lodossknight

    lodossknight MetalNation *********

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    How about a poll of bands that haven't appeared (but should)?

    I'll give you three quick ones - Vanishing Point, Crimson Glory, and Ten.
     
  8. Sumeet

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    I think the more years the festival goes on, the more complex this becomes. I mean... it's probably easier when planning ProgPower IV to say "Ok, I don't want more than 2 bands that have played one of the 3 previous festivals". But after a while, it becomes harder to judge. I don't necessarily think it's the best idea to strictly limit yourself to a specific number of repeat bands... it might make more sense to put together a potential lineup for a given year, and before you actually book all the bands, take a step back and see if the lineup looks like it's too "repeat heavy". Also, if you're planning ProgPower XI in the future, and you bring back someone who last appeared in ProgPower II, should that even be considered a repeat? Perhaps if a band hasn't appeared in 5 - 6 years, they should no longer be considered a repeat? Then again, there could be new bands on the scene in 2010 that didn't even exist in 2001. Decisions....
     
  9. metalprof

    metalprof Ken Luther

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    I voted for Threshold, Jag Panzer, and Wuthering Heights.

    I did not vote for bands that I figured had a good chance of repeating regardless of the poll results, like Redemption :)

    In terms of the number of repeats, my answer is: as many as needed. If you can pack a stellar line up with no repeats, great. If you create a line-up of 50% repeats but it's a stellar lineup, that's good, too. Not everyone will have seen all bands before. I voted for Threshold because I want to see them again. I voted for Jag Panzer because I'd like to see them for a first time.

    The whole repeat performer concept gets fuzzy anyway when you start considering people vs. bands. We saw Andy Frank twice in two years. But was that a "repeat"? Would Bloodbound be a repeat of sorts? What if you brought back a band who played before but had less than half the original members? How much of a repeat is that? What if Dan Swano came back as Nightingale but with different band members and a completely different set list? How much of a repeat is that?

    So what I'm saying is the actual number of "repeats" should vary according to what makes the best line up.

    Ken
     
  10. Thangelic

    Thangelic New Metal Member

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    Please tell me P.O. S. will play Prog Power again!!!!
    I voted Vanden Plas, Into Eternity (my boys) and D T
    Canadian Metal Stands Strong!!! ;)
     
  11. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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    Damn, it was murder being able to pick only three. I picked JAG PANZER, PAGAN'S MIND, and THERION.
     
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    I picked Brainstorm,Therion,Threshold.
    Just curious why Kamelot wasnt included in this? Are they considered headline only now?
     
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    Nightingale, because he is a true musician.

    Orphaned Land, because omgah they blew me away, :). I wouldn't bring em back until they have a new album though (which should be in time for PP8 wink wink )

    Actually, that should be part of the rules (maybe).. if it is a returning band, they need to have come out with a new album since the previous show.

    And ya, I think 2 should be the max returning. My favorite aspect of PP is seeing new/unknown/up-and-coming/mucho potential bands.
     
  14. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    I excluded any band who has been a headliner. Kamelot headlined PPII.

    Zod
     
  15. Mosquito

    Mosquito oh noes!!

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    Nightingale..screw everyone else...
     
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    Orphaned Land
    Vanden Plas
    Devin



    If Superior was on the list I would have voted for them... :)



    and of course PoS... :) But I guess they qualify as a headliner
     
  17. Magius

    Magius .................

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    Brainstorm, Therion, Orphaned Land.
     
  18. The_Kinslayer

    The_Kinslayer Ocean Soul

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    Orphaned Land
    Pagan's Mind
    Therion

    These three were pretty easy choices for me, they're by far my favorites out of the non-headlining returning bands. If headliners were included I'd have to add Nightwish, Symphony X, Blind Guardian, Rage, Kamelot and PoS.
     
  19. J-Dubya 777

    J-Dubya 777 It NEVER ends

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    Like I'm going to skip the festival because of returning bands! :heh:
    There's a lot of people who would love to see a PP III calibre line up.
    If you can do an allstar lineup like that, I say go for it!

    J-Dubya
     
  20. MysticX9

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    Vanden Plas, Pagan's Mind and Jag Panzer for me...
     

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