ProgMayhem 2012 Trailer Posted Online
Utrecht (NL) celebrates the launch of a brand new rock festival as dB's Studio is hosting the first edition of ProgMayhem on October 13th, an evening with heavy rock and metal sounds and a variety of music styles. A trailer for the event can be viewed below, and the following press release was issued:
"ProgMayhem features progressive rock & metal, or simply 'prog' music. The genre of prog once started as 'symfonic rock' in the seventies, starring bands like Rush, Yes and Focus. Progressive music is known for it's melodies and technical complexity. Nowadays, bands like Dream Theater and Opeth are important names in the genre. ProgMayhem is organized by the Dutch band Alerion, who wants to provide a stage for new talent in the prog nusic genre and offer them the spotlight.
"ProgMayhem features four bands: headliner Ex Libris, combining heavy and technical metal with the operetic vocals of rockchick Dianne van Giersbergen, who recently graduated as Master of Arts in Music. Prog rock band Incidense, based in Utrecht, released their album 'Incarcerated' in 2011 and features strong male vocals. Upcoming talents Equisa show an impressive combination of heavy riffs and 'dream-like soundscapes'."
Dutch act Alerion is the initiator of the festival and Bas Willemsen, lead guitarist, explains: "Characteristic to most prog music, and also to our own music, is that it is versatile and extensive. Our songs don't have standard arrangements. A song can include heavy parts as well as soft and slow parts and everything in between. Do not expect the standard concept of a hitsingle."
ProgMayhem will be hosted by singer Paul Glandorf (Balloon / ex-A Day's Work). Paul has shared stages with Marillion, Riverside ,and Threshold and recently joined Arjen "Ayreon" Lucassen on stage for the release of his solo-album "Lost in the New Real." Further info is available at this location.
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