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ProgPower USA 2019 – Day Three

Friday, Sept. 6, 2019 – Day 3: (All photos taken by me.) For setlist info, see here (Thanks to whoever did this!): https://www.setlist.fm/festival/2019/progpower-usa-xx-5bd71fe4.html Paladin (USA) Grabbed lunch and hit the vendor room to check things out first. Grabbed some goodies and then … Continue reading

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ProgPower USA 2019 – Day Two

MaYaN pictured above. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019 – Day 2: (All photos taken by me.) For setlist info, see here (Thanks to whoever did this!): https://www.setlist.fm/festival/2019/progpower-usa-xx-5bd71fe4.html Tomorrow’s Eve (Germany/USA) 4-5pm Butt dragging already. Oh boy. Got to the venue a … Continue reading

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ProgPower USA 2019 – Day One

Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 – Day 1: (All photos taken by me. Had some settings issues so they are what they are) For setlist info, see here (Thanks to whoever did this!): https://www.setlist.fm/festival/2019/progpower-usa-xx-5bd71fe4.html So, next year, I’ll have our room … Continue reading

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Sonata Arctica – Talviyö

This band doesn’t really need an introduction as most in this realm of music have heard them and already developed an opinion of them… multiple times even. And, man, do those opinions vary wildly. I could be way off base, … Continue reading

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Disillusion – The Liberation

And here we are with yet ANOTHER band that I wasn’t familiar with but seems to have been around for years… their first demo was in 1995! But their first studio album wasn’t until 2004, when they released Back to … Continue reading

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Koen Herfst – “Leo”

I am not familiar at all with Koen or any of his previous work, but when I was asked if I wanted to review it, I gave it a listen and immediately jumped on it. A move I partially regretted … Continue reading

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A.C.T – “Rebirth”

One of the first “new” progressive rock acts I got into back in the day. Feels weird to say that. But at a time when I only really knew of Yes, Dream Theater, and Rush, a good friend of mine … Continue reading

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Eveline’s Dust – k.

This is my first exposure to Eveline’s Dust so I had no idea what I was heading into when I gave it a spin. What i immediately noticed is that this is an album drenched in Porcupine Treeness, with a … Continue reading

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Darkwater – Human

It’s been almost a decade since the last album from Darkwater and that is a lot of time to pass between albums. I have seen bands that were gone for less time and then try to release a comeback that … Continue reading

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Avantasia – “Moonglow”

I’m fairly new to Avantasia in the grand scheme of things. Ghostlights was my first exposure and I loved it, so I dug into the back catalog. I googled Tobias (which the google suggestions filled in a question asking what … Continue reading

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