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Festival News: Line Up Change For ProgPower USA XVII

Posted on Saturday, September 03 @ 11:48:46 PDT by admin

It was announced earlier this week that the previously announced Gloryhammer had to cancel their appearance at next weekend's ProgPower USA XVII festival, owing to the periennial "fly in the ointment" - visa issues.

In their place, opening on Day Two (Thursday, September 8) will be Ghost Ship Octavius, a group that includes guitarist Matt Wicklund (God Forbid, Himsa, Warrel Dane), drummer Van Williams (Nevermore, Ashes of Ares, Pure Sweet Hell), vocalist Adõn Fanion, and bassist Dagna Silesia (Warrel Dane, The People Now). They have released one album so far, 2015's Ghost Ship Octavius.

The current lineup/running order for ProgPower USA XVII is:

· Wednesday, Sep 7: Lord, Steam of Passion, Spock's Beard and DragonForce
· Thursday, Sep 8: Ghost Ship Octavius, Pyramaze, Circus Maximus and Blind Guardian
· Friday, Sep 9: Ascendia, Vanishing Point, Freedom Call, The Gentle Storm, Scar Symmetry and Fates Warning (who will perform Awaken The Guardian in its entirety, with John Arch)
· Saturday, Sep 10: Savage Messiah, Serious Black, Green Carnation, Refuge, Haken and to close out the festival, Devin Townsend Project.

ProgPower USA:

Ghost Ship Octavius:

Listening/watching "Mills Of The Gods" right now - I like their sound - esp. the shimmery guitars during the instrumental break. My first thoughts overall were of Evergrey. -ed.

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