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Progpower USA Sold Out; Announce Surprise Headline Set

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The organizers of the ProgPower USA festival have announced a surprise headline set for this year's sold-out edition of the internationally renowned festival. Saturday night (October 6) will now finish with an all-star cover set featuring vocalists from both the showcase and the festival. Each vocalist will be given the opportunity to perform 1-2 cover songs of their choice with the music being provided by the members of PAGAN'S MIND. Additional guests will join them throughout the set.

"The fans have made this festival a success and it's time to give something back to them," said ProgPower USA promoter Glenn Harveston. "I wanted to announce this after the sell-out as a reward instead of in advance as an incentive. It's going to be one hell of a party on stage."

As a result of the additional performance, there has been a major change in the schedule and door times. "I had to shake things up quite a bit to make this work," Harveston explained. "However, the fans can relax knowing that not one band will have a single minute cut from their previously announced set lengths."

The new schedule and door times can be found at the festival web site.

ProgPower USA VIII will once again return to Atlanta's Center Stage Oct. 5-6, 2007. The final billing is as follows (in alphabetical order):

AFTER FOREVER
COMMUNIC
FIREWIND
PAGAN'S MIND
PRIMAL FEAR
RAINTIME
REDEMPTION
SONATA ARCTICA
THRESHOLD
VIRGIN STEELE

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Ostracised writes:

Really late on this one. It sold out 2 weeks ago.

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# Apr 11, 2007 @ 8:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. RememberMetal? writes:

Nobodies perfect.
If I were 1/10 the news hound deathbringer is, things would be better. He carries alot of this. I'll be helping him catch more of the news when less of my free time is dedicated to looking for a better job.

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# Apr 11, 2007 @ 9:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Diamond Oz writes:

Just my opinion here, but I can't think of a musically boring event than a prog festival! I mean I saw Queensryche once and my mate just rolled up in this big duffle coat on the hottest day of the year and went to sleep!

# Apr 11, 2007 @ 10:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. RememberMetal? writes:

Depends on how you define prog and who your prog acts are.

Alot of prog is pretty sleepy sounding...worse are the ones that follow that vocal template set by the 70's prog giants. Mucho respect for old prog(Queensryche among them) but I have zero tolerance for it.

I'm am however, fanatical in my support of Opeth and Porcupine Tree.
Tool of course got me on the prog path almost 15(!) years ago. Dillinger Escape Plans and Meshuggahs singers could stand some work but those bands make the impossible happen....Like Dream Theatre, but (thankfully) again no stratospheric vox. I'm not sure where I would be without Cynic and Devin Townsend/SYL who also define certain aspects of the genre. Riverside and Katatonia also borrow generously from both prog and metal and they have some near perfect moments.

I'm a prog-metal fan for lots of reasons, most importantly it steered me toward death, black and thrash metal.

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