This site is supported by the advertisements on it, please disable your AdBlocker so we can continue to provide you with the quality content you expect.

Welcome to Our Community

Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

PP USA XV: Disperse Out/Thought Chamber in

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by Harvester, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,704
    Likes Received:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    63
    It is with deep regret that I must announce that Disperse will not be appearing at ProgPower USA XV. Despite having reached an agreement with their ex-manager in June, a sudden chain of events during this past week left me in a very awkward and difficult position. As a result, I have chosen to remove the band from the roster prior to tickets going on sale October 1st.

    I value roster stability and take pride in my selections. This is a very unfortunate situation for both the band and myself and I did not make this decision lightly. I will not discuss the situation further and wish the band the best of luck in the future.

    When one door closes, another opens....

    I would like to welcome U.S. progressive metallers, Thought Chamber, to the roster to open the show on the Friday. Alongside guitarist & composer Michael Harris as well as vocalist Ted Leonard (Spock's Beard, Enchant), the band's ranks of skilled players also feature Bill Jenkins (Enchant) on keyboards, Jeff Plant on bass, and Mike Haid on drums.

    Their sophomore album, "Psykerion," is available now in Europe and on October 1st in North America via Inside Out Music. The new album will feature 60+ minutes of progressive metal that the label states will appeal to fans of Dream Theater, Yes, Rush, or Planet X.

    The new track, "Transcend," can be heard at the following link:



    The roster announcement video will be adjusted in the coming days as time permits.

    cheers,

    Glenn
     
    #1 Harvester, Sep 16, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 20, 2015
  2. PatrickHoyt

    PatrickHoyt The Darkitecht

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2007
    Messages:
    1,159
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Daytona, Florida
    Thought Chamber > Disperse anyways...so good deal. I seriously hope I can make it next year.
     
  3. PromisedLand

    PromisedLand Master of Corgis

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2013
    Messages:
    729
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    That's a shame - I enjoyed what I had heard from them. I hope they do well in the future.

    Thought Chamber, I'm much more familiar with.. definitely more accessible prog than Disperse was.
     
  4. dtfanatic

    dtfanatic Member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2004
    Messages:
    612
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Wow Bummer. TC is cool though.
     
  5. CoreEpic

    CoreEpic Member

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2012
    Messages:
    84
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    8
    I was kinda excited for Disperse. From what I saw Facebook Disperse seem to have a much bigger following than Thought Chamber. Maybe this will help boost Thought Chamber a bit.

    Glenn weren't you wearing a Disperse shirt on Saturday morning?
     
  6. Dragongrrrl

    Dragongrrrl Mistress Sassmuffin

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2002
    Messages:
    708
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    While it's unfortunate that a lineup change was necessary, Thought Chamber is an excellent replacement and I'm glad you were able to fill that slot so quickly. :headbang:
     
  7. ToddS

    ToddS Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2002
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    New Orleans
    Bummer on Disperse, but Thought Chamber is a fantastic band! That's an upgrade for my taste.
     
  8. Harvester

    Harvester The Promoter

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2001
    Messages:
    7,704
    Likes Received:
    236
    Trophy Points:
    63

    Correct. I did not make this decision lightly.
     
  9. ManipulatorGeneral404

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    Messages:
    173
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    18
    I was looking forward to seeing how Disperse would translate live, especially their earlier material. I will, however, definitely go for Thought Chamber, and now is the perfect time to book them.

    I can concur. He was wearing it in the Loft for Wolverine. I didn't know the shirts even existed, but he told me Disperse just made them recently.
     
  10. MysticX9

    MysticX9 Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    1,426
    Likes Received:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Macon, GA
    Indeed unfortunate that a change had to be made but Thought Chamber is excellent, been following Michael Harris' solo and band projects for years, great player and looking very forward to their appearance next year...
     
  11. SF Metal Man

    SF Metal Man Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2013
    Messages:
    602
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    San Francisco Bay Area
    At least now people can read the logo correctly now and not think Discourse is playing. Nice replacement Glenn!
     
  12. Cheiron

    Cheiron Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2006
    Messages:
    5,647
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    38
    A good selection.
     
  13. Formerly known as Chris F5

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2003
    Messages:
    1,434
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Just heard the clip for my first exposute to Thought(not Coal)Chamber

    Uhh


    Wow...

    Sad that disperse is not coming over...but TC sounds pretty amazing to my ears..looks like another trip to Itunes is happening
     
  14. jem777az

    jem777az Bozzman

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,389
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Peoria, AZ
    Majorly bummed that Disperse is not coming :(

    Not familiar with the replacement though. I've got some homework to do!
     
  15. KingsGene

    KingsGene God of Thunder

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Messages:
    10,817
    Likes Received:
    433
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Location:
    near KC
    Love the upgrade!
     
  16. Mardoch

    Mardoch Defender of the Universe

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2010
    Messages:
    2,991
    Likes Received:
    129
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Baton Rouge, LA
    Damn! I was so pumped about Disperse. I love the hell out of Thought Chamber, so that mitigates the sting some. But still major sadfaces from this guy.
     
  17. Burke

    Burke Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2002
    Messages:
    1,066
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    South Florida
    Wow I was digging DispersE so far - bummer as I was looking forward to seeing them live.

    Thought Chamber????!
    HELL YEAH!!
     
  18. Bobby Williamson

    Joined:
    Apr 6, 2008
    Messages:
    69
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    Texas
    What an excellent choice. I hope they play many songs from the debut album, so I can hear Bill Jenkins play my solos! Haha this will be a FIRST for me!
     
  19. zedowns

    zedowns Member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2005
    Messages:
    1,236
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Sucks that you had to deal with this. But man, Thought Chamber's debut is one of my favorite prog metal albums of all time, so I'm really excited about them as a replacement!
     
  20. TribunalRecords

    TribunalRecords Record Label(s)/Vocalist

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2007
    Messages:
    3,913
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Let the Polish jokes begin. :(
     

Share This Page

  • About Us

    Our music community has been around for almost 15 years and we pride ourselves on offering great metal music discussion, as well as music production and other closely related topics. We work hard every day to make sure our community is one of the best. Enjoy!
  • Like us on Facebook

  • Donate ♥

    We have worked hard for 15 years (and running) to make sure our Metal community is running fast, uses the best software, and isn't overloaded with advertising. If you love the forum as much as we love bringing it to you, please show your support with a generous donation. We really appreciate it!