Organizer Glenn Harveston now confirms that BOTH days of the ProgPower USA festival (September 8 – 11, 2010 Center Stage Atlanta Atlanta, Georgia) are officially sold out! For the first time in three years, despite a vicious downturn in the economy, this continent’s premier concert event is once again booked solid. So if you want to see the likes of KAMELOT, HAMMERFALL or the exclusive North American debut by the likes of STORMWARRIOR, DELAIN or TAROT, you’ll have to scrounge the ticket re-seller sites.
ProgPower 2010 line-up is as follows:
Mid-Week Mayhem Party – Wednesday, September 8th: ROSS THE BOSS (with special guest Scott Columbus): A Night of MANOWAR Classics, VANGOUGH, SEVEN KINGDOMS.
ProgPower USA Kick-Off – Thursday, September 9th: ACCEPT, LEPROUS, BOREALIS, SIX MINUTE CENTURY.
ProgPower USA Day 1 – Friday, September 10th: KAMELOT, NOCTURNAL RITES, TÝR, SEVENTH WONDER, LEAVES’ EYES, BLACKGUARD, ILLUSION SUITE.
ProgPower USA Day 2 – Saturday, September 11th: HAMMERFALL, TAROT, DELAIN, DGM, OCEANS OF SADNESS.
Glenn Harveston has issued the following statement regarding Kamelot‘s announcement that singer Roy Khan is unable to join them for their North American Tour due to an unknown illness:
“I would like to thank Kamelot for continuing with their tour despite the hardship. That shows pure professionalisment and class. I would also like to thank Michael (Eriksen, from fellow Norwegian outfit CIRCUS MAXIMUS) for stepping up to the plate at the very last minute to keep things going. I would not have been able to replace a headline band within only seven days before the scheduled appearance. I do understand the fan’s disappointment. However, I would say that Kamelot‘s disappointment is equal. The show must go on….”
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ANGELS OF BABYLON featuring MANOWAR & MEGADETH members to unleash ‘Kingdom of Evil’ July 27th on the US
ANGELS OF BABYLON is the answer to your heavy metal supergroup prayers. This new amalgamation of epic sound features former MANOWAR drummer Rhino, Arizona based power-metal vocalist David Fefolt, guitarist Ethan Brosh and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Their debut album Kingdom of Evil was released in Europe by Metal Heaven Records in January of 2010, and in Japan with Hydrant Music in May of 2010. ANGELS OF BABYLON recently signed with Burnhill Union Records, who will be releasing the record to the United States on July 27th, 2010. Kingdom of Evil is now remastered, and features three previously unreleased tracks.
With this intense line-up of heavy metal greats and sharp musicians, ANGELS OF BABYLON is sure to see success in this evolving industry and genre. Forging ahead with the sounds of classic metal, while bringing fusion of new technique and prowess, the band is a new force to be reckoned with. With the launch of Kingdom of Evil worldwide, Earth will soon know the excellence that is ANGELS OF BABYLON.
“At a point in metal history when the best music moving forward is really drawing from our pasts, ANGELS OF BABYLON has become a unique and eclectic composition of music and styles, encompassing many from across the entire genre,” states bassist David Ellefson. “Power, melody, and hooks stand the test of time regardless of what category the ‘experts’ put it in.”
ANGELS OF BABYLON drummer and Nashville, TN native Rhino began compiling tracks featured on Kingdom of Evil many years ago, but was patiently waiting for the optimum lineup to record and release an album. Rhino is well known for his amazing work with MANOWAR. In 1991, Rhino appeared on The Triumph of Steel; one of MANOWAR’s best selling album to date. Rhino continued on with MANOWAR, touring Europe multiple times and cruising through Japan between 1992-1995. Rhino left MANOWAR in 1995 to pursue personal interest. In the coming years, Rhino was soon introduced to Fefolt, Ellefson and Brosh, and they provided the key to his inspiration to forge ahead and complete the album.
Vocalist David Fefolt feels this album will surprise a lot of people due to its classic metal sound, but with an accent of majestic arrangements throughout. Fefolt was a member of the epic metal band, VALHALLA, and their debut album is still considered one of the staples of metal vinyl collectors worldwide.
Bassist David Ellefson is well known for his time with thrash icons MEGADETH. From1983 to 2002, Ellefson held his place as the co-founder and original bassist in the band. In February of 2010, Ellefson rejoined the ranks of MEGADETH, just in time for the much anticipated “Rust In Peace” 20th Anniversary tour of North America, aside fellow thrash legends TESTAMENT and EXODUS.
Guitarist Ethan Brosh graduated from Berklee in 2004 with honors and a major in songwriting before returning to the school in 2008 to teach. Brosh is currently an instructor in the guitar sessions program. His debut instrumental album Out of Oblivion, was released on March 24th 2009 by Magna Carta Records, and features impressive guest appearances and production credits.