segunda-feira, fevereiro 09, 2015

ProgPower Europe 2015 line-up almost complete

Recently Armed Cloud, Caligula's Horse, EXXASENS, Obsidian Kingdom and Schizoid Lloyd were added to the ProgPower Europe line-up
coming to a total of 12 bands announced. So with only 2 more bands to confirm, the line-up for ProgPower Europe 2015 is almost completed.

The five bands announced in the past weeks:

·         Armed Cloud (Netherlands)
Hailing from the south of the Netherlands, Armed Cloud played a steady stream of live performances, with an album on the
way later this year, a promising Saturday's opener for this year's ProgPower Europe.

·         Caligula's Horse (Australia)
The Tide, the Thief & River's End, the album Caligula's Horse released on October 4th,2013 gained a lot of attention. In fact more
than a few webzines mentioned it as one of the albums of that year. Metal Observer: "Uniquely alive and consistently inviting,
CALIGULA'S HORSE are not unlike any great ruler: adherent to the people, brilliant in delivery, tender yet domineering, and then
entirely worthy of your devotion."

·         EXXASENS (Spain)
Post-rock from Spain, that's what EXXASENS is described as. Their last album promises a band that is capable of a dynamic, melodic
live set that can take it's listeners on a journey into outer space.

·         Obsidian Kingdom (Spain)
This Spanish five some creates a hard to classify type of metal, Burning Fist wrote: "An expansive mix of complex progressive
post-metal interspersed occasionally with icily precise blasting black metal, they were a hypnotic experience that was all the more
impressive in capturing the attention in that environment."

·         Schizoid Lloyd (Netherlands)
One of the surprises of ProgPower Europe 2011, Schizoid Lloyd returns to the festival in 2015. In 2014 the band released
their first full length album: The Last Note In God's Magnum Opus. An album recorded by a uniquely-minded and talented band.

Earlier the following 7 bands were announced:

·         Abnormal Thought Patterns (USA)
an instrumental metal band from the USA, formed by Jasun and Troy Tipton(Zero Hour, Cynthesis) who have more than earned their
merits in Progressive Metal

·         Karma Rassa (Russia)
DPRP says: "A Prog Metal album of sheer quality with atmospheric, catchy tunes; familiar yet different.", Prog Sphere says:
"The poetic approach in their sound is certainly noticeable.", ProgMetalZone says : "A great band that could be one of the breakout
Russian bands in the genre."

·         Leprous (Norway)
One of the most surprising and refreshing newcomers in the metal genre a few years ago, have now proven that they have matured
into one of the top bands in the genre.

·         Myrath (Tunisia)
return to the ProgPower Europe stage with their oriental style of Prog Metal.

·         Pagan's Mind (Norway)
A splendid live band, do not need much of an introduction, due to personal circumstances the band had to cancel 2014, but are eager to
play at 2015's edition.

·         Serdce (Belarus)
Is the first band from Belarus on the ProgPower stage, playing Progressive Death Metal

·         Until Rain (Greece)
Impressed people on their last European tour together with Andromeda, in October 2015 they will be on the ProgPower stage.

ProgPower Europe sees people from over 20 different nationalities travel to Baarlo, Limburg, The Netherlands each year. A travel made easy
because of Baarlo's location in between the airports of Dusseldorf, Weeze and Eindhoven, a stay made pleasant by meeting fellow visitors at
Castle The Berckt. Even though there are still 2 bands to be announced the 12 bands in the line-up so far should spark the interest of many
prog metal fans.Popular bands to deliver what they are famous for, new and lesser known bands to showcase what is up and coming In the
progressive metal scene

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About ProgPower Europe

ProgPower Europe is a Progressive Metal festival held in Baarlo, Limburg, The Netherlands. Last year's edition (2014) saw the celebration of 16 years
of ProgPower Europe. In its history bands like: Opeth, Anathema, Fates Warning, Shadow Gallery, Symphony X, Evergrey, Threshold, Jon Oliva, Riverside
and many many more have played the festival.

PP Europe organization

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