sexta-feira, janeiro 22, 2016

ProgPower Europe 2016

And the award goes to....
After a thrilling evening in De Oosterpoort, Groningen, the award for best indoor festival was awarded to: 
Les Transardentes (BE)
Of course we would have liked to take home the award but feel it was an honour to be invited to this event. We congratulate Les Transardentes with their win! Because we have been organizing ProgPower for over 17 years, we know there is a lot of hard work and attention involved in putting forward an indoor festival.
In the meantime we will continue the preparations of the 18th edition of ProgPower Europe, hope to see you there!
9 bands announced for ProgPower Europe 2016
So far we have announced 9 bands for this years festival:

6:33 (France)
Out of the ordinary, metal meets Tim Burton. catchy melodies. How can we better described the roller coaster ride that is the Avant-Garde metal band 6:33.  
Atmospheres (Belgium)
Post rock meets progressive rock, young,new and talented Belgian outfit. 
Chaos Divine (Australia)
After 7 years, Australian Chaos Divinie return to the ProgPower stage. Since then the band has released 2 albums, the latest, Colliding Skies, earlier in 2015.
Distorted Harmony (Israel)
Distorted Harmony is one of the most requested bands in our feedback survey. So it is about time for them to climb the ProgPower stage. 
Earthside (USA)
Although a relatively young and unknown name, Earthside is taking the prog metal scene by storm. Their album, "A Dream In Static" is receiving very positive reviews on the internet. It shows how focused this band is. 
Jolly (USA)
Jolly have already shown their abilities on the ProgPower stage. It is because of that that we welcome them back on our stage to play their therapeutic auditory experience
Nordic Giants (United Kingdom)
Instrumental post rock from the UK. Music supported by cinematic projections, making a Nordic Giants performance is a stunning experience. 
Subterenean Masqurade
A band with many different nationalities on board, formed by Tomer Pink (from Israel). Music with middle-eastern influences, played on instruments not normally used in metal, grunts and clean vocals. Different but very catchy. 
Threshold (United Kingdom)
A band that needs no introduction to prog metal fans. They were the headliner on the first ProgPower in 1999. And it has been eight years since they last played at ProgPower, about time they returned.

And 5 more bands to be confirmed!

About ProgPower Europe
ProgPower Europe is a Progressive Metal festival held in Baarlo, Limburg, The Netherlands. Last year's edition (2015) saw the celebration of 17 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.