Friday, April 15, 2011

ProgPower Update

So, as I'm sure many recall, I have mentioned ProgPower a number of times in the past. Well, on Tuesday, Arcturus decided that despite agreeing to play at the festival a year in advance, they are now dropping out. Below is their official statement, but I read on the PP forums that more is going to said at some point. If that point is soon, I'll edit this post with the updated info.

Arcturus have issued the following statement regarding their cancellation:
“Arcturus still suffer from hibernation sickness, and due to outdated parts we deeply regret to inform you: We are canceling Progpower USA. This lack of maintenance is entirely our own fault, and sincere apologies go out to the promoter and all ticket holders, especially those of you who had planned to travel far..”
ProgPower USA Promoter, Glenn Harveston, adds:
“I have no idea what the hell that statement means. I’m not going to try and figure it out either, as I have wasted enough time and effort on that “band” already. In the meantime, I would like to personally thank Ihsahn for taking the slot. His professionalism in this situation is greatly appreciated.”

That last bit there that Glenn said...That was part of him announcing that on incredibly short notice, he was able to get Ihsahn from Emperor to do a US exclusive show in lieu of Arcturus. As disappointed as I am that Arcturus won't be performing, I am that glad that they were replaced by another act that I will likely never get another chance to see. For those that don't know Ihsahn, here are a few tracks from his solo albums:

Here is Astera Ton Proinon from The Adversary.

Threnody from angL.

And On the Shores from his latest album, After. I'm REALLY hoping he brings this Sax player with him.

Also, in case anyone is interested, the new schedule is as follows:

Friday September 16, 2011
Creation's End - (USA) - 2:30-3:15
Darkwater* - (Sweden) - 3:45-4:30
Voyager - (Australia) - 5:00-6:00
Eldritch* - (Italy) - 6:30-7:30
Mob Rules* - (Germany) - 8:00-9:00
Ihsahn* - (Norway) - 9:30-10:45
Sanctuary - (USA) - 11:30-close

Saturday September 17, 2011

Haken* - (UK) - 3:00-4:00
While Heaven Wept - (USA) - 4:30-5:30
Red Circuit* - (Germany) - 6:00-7:00
Labyrinth* - (Italy) - 7:30-8:30
Dream Evil* - (Sweden) - 9:00-10:15
Therion* - (Sweden) - 11:00-close


Thursday September 15, 2011

Doors - 6:00
Powerglove - 7:00-7:30
Vanden Plas* - 8:00-9:30
Evergrey (Playing “In Search of Truth” in its entirety exclusively) - 10:00-close

Wednesday September 14, 2011
Evergrey (Acoustic Show)
Metal Karaoke

*U.S. exclusive appearances

And, as with all my other posts mentioning ProgPower, if you, or anyone you know, decides to go, PLEASE get in contact with me. We can both win free Gold Badge/VIP tickets for life.


  1. Interesting date post BRO!!

    Like sont and vieo!!

  2. I never enjoyed Ihsahn's music after Emperor, it's like Prometheus but more soft. But I'll check this tracks.

  3. Pretty interesting post, I never heard this before today and I think I might give it another listen.

  4. I really like these tracks.

    Does that bottom part say Metal Karaoke? That has potential to be either really terrible or really fun...

  5. Well Arcturus will definitely be missed, but there is so much goodness in this lineup that I don't think anybody will be too sad about it.

  6. Never heard this music before, it's pretty good stuff. I love learning about new stuff.

  7. when i will be living in us i will care, now i'm just sad about it.