Please welcome on Saturday, 20th July: LAZULI. LAZULI took the audience by storm when they performed in 2009, 2012 and 2015 at Night Of The Prog. We have also fulfilled many requests by fans and LAZULI are the last addition to our line-up 2019, which is now complete!
Lazuli, a band from the south of France, was formed in 1998. Somewhere between rock, progressive rock and world music, poetry and travel, the remarkable music of Lazuli visit new territories with a rather unusual instrumentation: marimba, French Horn, drums, percussions, guitars, vocals… But also and especially a unique instrument created by Claude Leonetti: the Léode). For Lazuli’s musicians, songs are canvases on which they mix colors to paint their own world. The floating voice, playing with words, sings out ‘man’ in all of his facets. Lazuli brings atypical notes of originality to France’s musical scene and carries them across it’s borders… On stage, Lazuli uplifts and bewitches…
Special Providence played at Night Of The Prog in 2015 and we all remember they earned an enthusiastic response from the crowd – and they promised to bring enough CDs this year!
With their virtuoso yet easily digestable style, Special Providence from Hungary are one of the best known modern instrumental bands in Europe. With an emphasis on good tunes rather than endless flashy soloing, the band has created a unique style – a mixture of modern jazz, progressive rock/metal and electronica – which manages to impress and engage the listener both at the same time. Their dynamic stage presence makes them a captivating live act, with performances on the major prog festivals worldwide and successful tours, performances with bands like HAKEN, SPOCK’S BEARD, DREAM THEATER and many others.
Their most recent album is „Will“ from 2017 and this could be their most progressive work so far. The band has signed to GEP records just two years earlier. For their performance, they will focus on this album plus some stuff from earlier albums.
Please welcome on Saturday, 20th July: FORS. F.O.R.S. (Famous Or Random Stars) were formed in Switzerland in 2016. Four individual musicians with different backgrounds play together to create Prog Rock songs, preferably instrumental.
The style of the swiss band may be called “Instrumental sphere rock” – a banner the band created themselves. Mighty, delicate, fast, slow, atmospheric, earthly are suitable words to describe FORS` compositions. Their first – self-released – album “Before” was recorded and released in 2018, collecting 12 tracks with a running time of 76 minutes.
The band will perform tracks from their studio album „Before“ and will kick off the Saturday with their performance.
Please welcome on Sunday, 21st July: ALL TRAPS ON EARTH
All Traps on Earth is a new Swedish prog band that will do the first ever live appearance at the Night or Prog Festival, 2019. Their first studio album, „A Drop of Light“, written by Johan Brand and Thomas Johnson (Änglagård), was released in late 2018 on AMS record. While the band was initially built for the studio, the overwhelming reception for „A Drop of Light“ inspired the creation of a live band, including old friends from the Änglagård days – Erik Hammarström, Jonas Endgegård, Linus Kåse, and Daniel Borgegård Älgå.
The music of All Traps on Earth is deeply rooted in the progressive movement of the late 60s early 70s. It is powerful, full of the chaotic, the symphonic, the enchanting and the fragile. The landscapes are varied through instrumentations that includes wind instruments like the flute, saxophones of all sizes, clarinets, and walls of Mellotrons, alongside fuzz-guitar, Rhodes, Hammond organs. But it is the duo on bass and drums that steals the show!
The band will perform tracks from their studio album A Drop Of Light – but maybe also something from Änglagård at the Loreley!
Please welcome on Friday 19th July: CHANDELIER! Chandelier is a German Neo-Prog band, which released three critically acclaimed albums on InsideOut Music in the 90ies, before calling it a day by the end of the last century. Fast forward 20 years: The albums are now being re-released, and were remastered by Grobschnitt legend Eroc.
Pure (1990) and Facing Gravity (1992) have already been reissued last year and Timecode (1997) will follow soon. These re-releases have already raised some awareness and the band decided to take things a bit further:
After 25 years, CHANDELIER will be back on stage for one night only, performing material from the three albums that placed them at the forefront of the German prog scene in the early 90ies. This exclusive reunion concert will feature four members of the original line-up – which Progressive Rock Files called «one of Europe’s most accomplished neo-progressive rock bands» and the show will center around their album Facing Gravity, featured in Eclipsed Magazine’s list of Top 40 German Prog albums.
We are thrilled that CHANDELIER will be part of the Night Of The Prog Experience 2019 and be prepared to hear and see a one-off show that you won’t see elsewhere! So please welcome: CHANDELIER
We are thrilled that TANGERINE DREAM will be part of the Night Of The Prog Experience 2019 and be prepared to hear and see a one-off session during their set!
We are thrilled that Tim Bowness will be part of the Night Of The Prog Experience, so please welcome, for the first time on the rock: On Saturday – Tim Bowness!
Well, we must say we are very flattered to be voted #1 in Prog Magazine’s readers‘ poll. Thank you very much! Your support means the world to us. Let’s make 2019 special again! See you at the Loreley this summer!
Please welcome on Saturday 20th July: OVERHEAD! Overhead is a Progressive Rock band from Finland with a recognisable and unique sound. The band has just recently released their long awaited fifth studio album titled „Haydenspark“! Now reaching the band’s 20-year mark in 2019, Overhead are still going strong and sounding better than ever with the new album Haydenspark! On the new album Overhead’s sound entwines with exiting new twists and turns. The music is as diverse and intense as ever with catchy hooks galore.
Anathema from Liverpool, UK and were formed back in the very early Nineties. The band has produced 11 albums so far. Their latest one, „The Optimist“, was released in 2017 and has received an astonishing feedback from both, fans and critics. After their wonderful performances in 2011 and 2014 and five years, welcome back on the rock: ANATHEMA!