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ProgPower USA XIX (2018) Roster announced

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by KingsGene, Sep 10, 2017.

  1. KingsGene

    KingsGene God of Thunder

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    From ProgPower USA Facebook page :

    We proudly present our 2018 roster - please share!



    Friday, DAY 3:
    James Labrie (Canada)
    Redemption (USA) with new vocalist, Tom Englund
    Labyrinth (band) (Italy) "Return to Heaven Denied" part I in its entirety
    Bloodbound (Sweden)
    Persefone (Andorra)
    MANIMAL (Sweden)

    Saturday, DAY 4:
    Tarja Turunen (Finland)
    Alestorm (Multi-national)
    VUUR (The Netherlands)
    Soen (Sweden)
    Eclipse (Sweden) *US Exclusive
    Triosphere (Norway)

    Dates: September 7-8, 2018
    Tickets on sale October 7, 2017 at 10am ET
    Ticket link for Days 3 and 4: https://www1.ticketmaster.com/event/0E005335A1FE3A49#efeat4212

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    We proudly present our 2018 Days 1 & 2 roster:



    Wednesday, DAY 1 (opener to closer):
    Ross The Boss Band - Manowar set (USA)
    Gloryhammer (multinational)
    Nocturnal Rites - The Official Site (Sweden)
    Voyager Australia

    Thursday, DAY 2 (opener to closer)
    Cellar Darling (Switzerland)
    Kingcrow (Italy)
    Dream Evil official (Sweden)
    Angra - 25th Anniversary "fans pick the set list" Show (Brazil)

    Dates: September 5-6, 2018
    Tickets on sale in November 2017
     
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  2. Purveyor Of Evil

    Purveyor Of Evil Heavy Metal, INC.

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    Dude, to me this is kind of a dick move. 2018 just got announced and your talking 2019, already? Uncool in my opinion.
     
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    Kudos to Glenn, Milton, and Nathan for putting together the 19th year of this, yet still being able to keep the lineup largely fresh! Honestly, I am only well versed with half this lineup, so have a LOT of sampling to do...... James LaBrie, Redemption, Tarja and Kingcrow are all immediate selling points for me, so look forward to exploring these other bands.
     
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    Just wanted to confirm this is a total asshole move.

    Milton
    Co-Promoter
     
  5. Fixxer315

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    WIth the exception of Angra, Voyager and Gloryhammer, I have nothing by the artists playing next year. And for those three artists, I bought some CDs to prepare for PPUSA performances that I didn't get to see (ANgra & Voyager in 2015 which sold out too quickly, and Gloryhammer, who were unable to attend last year).

    Nonetheless, I'm there, and I'll definitely be preparing with purchases of Tarja and Redemption already in hand, plus others such as Eclipse, Cellar Darling and Redemption via Amazon on the way.
     
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    Also agree this is a huge dick move
     
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    4 nights of incredible music now.....


    Lots of fresh new music as well
     
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    NorseBlood franks n steins

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    PPUSA is basically a crash course in metal artist appreciation. Glenn could teach a university course in the subject. I learn so much about music from Glenn's announcements. Like you I have heard of a few, but the others I will have to purchase and listen to prior to the festival. Good stuff.
     
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    NorseBlood franks n steins

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    This may be a dumb question, but with Tom being the new Redemption vocalist will Evergrey be put on hold for a time? The last two Evergrey albums were stellar and I'd hate to think of that Evergrey mojo getting lost.
     
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    Whether through preparation for the upcoming festival, or through great sets at the current festival, the chance to get introduced to new bands is indeed one of the coolest things about the festival.

    For example, I went to PPUSA in 2007 to see Threshold, Virgin Steele and Primal Fear, but I rapidly became fans of After Forever and Sonata Artica after their blistering sets.

    In 2014, I went primarily for Jon Oliva's Pain doing Streets in its entirety, as well as Stratovarius, but preparing for the show got me interested in Voodoo Circle, and I was blown away by Overkill's set.

    Last year introduced me to Haken, Freedom Call and Serious Black. and I would have gotten the boxed set of Refuge era Rage material if it hadn't sold out.

    This year, Orphaned Land blew me away, and I also picked up albums by Serenity, Vanden Plas, Lords of Black and Distorted Harmony at the merchandise stands.
     
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    Evergrey is alive and well and will not be impacted by Redemption.
     
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    four days of incredible music..as with this year, It will be hard to find a "dinner break" band because i want to see them all (and I did this year! thank god for food in Vinyl!)
     
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    OrbWeaver BECAUSE FALCONER

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    hoodaman Is it live or is it Dave?

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    so stoked to finally get to see Tarja Turunen perform. I missed the boat on seeing her in Nightwish so I'm glad she's coming back solo. Eclipse, Persefone and Redemption should all be good as well.
     
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    Updated the opening post with video announcement for Days 1 & 2...
     
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    GoRillaBoy76 you can call me RRrrr!!

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    I have not been able to attend in years because of work, but I still get stoked over the announcement each year as a chance to learn new bands. Great line up this year very well done.
     
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    VenomGA At War With Stan

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    Glenn, admit it you booked Eclipse just so I would quit asking for them like I have for like 10 years straight! LOL
     
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    NorseBlood franks n steins

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    It is said its the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. \m/
     
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    Thank you so much Glenn for going back to taking a chance on a hard rock act. Eclipse is a fantastic choice.

    This is the best lineup, IMO, looking at everything from Wed-Sat, in quite a few years. And a band from Andorra? Won't the presence of a whole band from Andorra basically shut that place down for the weekend?
     
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    Oh, and can we give Nocturnal Rites that 10 minutes we owe them?:)
     

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