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ProgPower USA Names Need As Replacement Act As Thought Chamber Drops Off Roster

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Glenn Harveston, promoter for ProgPower USA, has announced that San Francisco's Thought Chamber has been forced to pull out of this year's festival to be held from September 10-13th, 2014 in Atlanta Georgia.

The following announcement was made by vocalist Ted Leonard: "Ted Leonard hereā€¦.We regret to announce that, due to my scheduling conflicts, Thought Chamber will not be able to participate in ProgPower USA 2014. I feel terrible about this, but have had unforeseen commitments arise that unfortunately cannot be changed. We are truly honored to have been invited to perform at ProgPower USA. Glenn Harveston has built one of the best progressive metal festivals in the world, and we hope that Glenn will forgive our unforeseen cancellation and allow us to return in the future. This was totally unexpected, and evidence that I've completely overloaded my plate. I would like to personally and publicly apologize to Glenn Harveston, my band mates, and to any ProgPower USA fans that may have purchased tickets solely to see Thought Chamber."

Harveston has named the replacement act as Greek progressive metal band Need. The band released the latest album "Orvam - A Song for Home" in January. As a preview, check out the track "Mother Madness" from the album here:

The revised lineup for the sold out festival is:

Wednesday (September 10, 2014) "Mid-Week Mayhem"

Vangough
Theocracy
Pain of Salvation

Thursday (September 11, 2014) "Kick Off Show"

Draekon
DGM
Pagan's Mind (playing the debut LP "Celestial Entrance" in its entirety for the first time ever)

Friday (September 12, 2014)

Need (replaces Thought Chamber)
Orden Ogan
Leprous
Overkill
Seventh Wonder (playing "Mercy Falls" in its entirety)
Stratovarius (Headliner)

Saturday (September 13, 2014)

Withem
Divided Multitude
Voodoo Circle
MasterPlan
Pain of Salvation (playing "Remedy Lane" in its entirety)
Jon Oliva's Pain (playing "Streets" in it's entirety) (Headliner)

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1. DreamHeater writes:

Really wish I could go to this, even without Thought Chamber. Looks like an awesome lineup.

But... Overkill? The thrashy Overkill? They might have signed up for the wrong bill...

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2. coldiem writes:

LOL, I think I have to agree. I don't recognize some of the bands but it certainly does seem like Overkill would be a fish out of water amongst the rest.

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3. doodlebug writes:

That was Glenn's point. Every year he has "one" act that doesn't "belong". It's only made the festival stronger. This year was the quickest sell-out in years...

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