The band TRAUMHAUS was founded in 1994 by Michael Dorniak (drums), Bernhard Selbach (guitars, vocals) and Alexander Weyland (vocals, keyboards), In 2001 the debut album “Traumhaus- Ausgeliefert” was released, which was very positively discussed in the professional scene.
A message from Festival Founder Winfried Völklein on the this years Festival:
The ongoing Corona crisis also affects our Night Of The Prog Festival 2020. We regret to inform you that we have no choice (due to decisions made by our government) but to postpone this year’s festival to 2021 (16th – 18th July). We will be back shortly with more information about ticket issues etc. Please be patient until next week!
*** Only European Show in 2020 ***
Renaissance celebrate their 50th Anniversary and will be performing a retrospective of Renaissance classics. Their Loreley performance will be the ONLY European show in 2020!
Premiata Forneria Marconi (better known as PFM) are an Italian progressive rock band. The band was founded in 1970. They were one of the first Italian groups to enjoy international success and are up to date the most successfull Italian band, entering the Billboard Charts. In their early days, the group also recorded five albums with English lyrics between 1973 and 1977, which brought success in both, British and American charts. They also played at the popular Reading Festival in England and on a very popular national television program in the United States.
The Barock Project was founded in 2003 and have the goal to mix classical music (mainly baroque), rock and also jazz, substained by a pop structure to renew the beloved Progressive Rock of 70s.
The Austrian band Blank Manuskript seems to be a musical chamber of wonder – internationally successful with uncompromisingly bizarre rock music, the ensemble gained a unique reputation.
IZZ are, without question, one of the brightest lights on the American symphonic progressive rock scene. They meld classic and modern prog influences, strong melodies, complex male-female multi-part vocal harmonies, and stirring guitar, synthesizer, bass, and double-drumming work into a familiar yet refreshing musical sound.
COLOSSEUM were formed in the very late 60ies by Jon Hiseman and Dick Heckstall-Smith. They are a British progressive rock / jazz-rock band. Their first album “Those Who Are About To Die Salute You” was released in 1969. The band has worked with many other bands and musicians like Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin or Jack Bruce at the time.
Oslo-based band INFRINGEMENT came together in 2015, when Stig André Clason, Kristoffer Utby, and Hans Andreas Brandal all met for the first time. In springtime 2016, Espen Larsen joined on bass and they decided to write a concept album, “Transition”. Released in May of 2017, it follows the development of a local society through the last couple of centuries.
JADIS are a band hailing from the south of England and were formed in the 80ies. They fall into the category Progressive Rock/ Neo Prog / Classic Rock, although they have their own distinctive sound comprising crunching guitar riffs, melodic leads and solos, dramatic soundscapes, vocal harmonies as well as playing contrasting pastural acoustic pieces with flute, 12 string guitar and piano.
A progressive metal band, but at the same time radio friendly? Doesn’t exist in Germany? Now it does! Complex, energy-driven and catchy riffs, combined with a distinctive voice, that sings hooklines on progressive rhythms:
“Really enjoyed the new album! Some very bold and adventurous avenues taken with Modest Mussorgsky. I always enjoy listening to someone’s interpretations of otherwise well-known themes. I like that fact that you incorporated those ideas in your own way and varied them enough to make it your own. Well done!”
Marc Bonilla (recorded 4 albums with Keith Emerson)
„I can’t help but award this ambitious work of art with the highest rating. One can only guess what these talented artists have in store for us in the years to come. […] For now, all we can do is marvel at the sheer awesomeness of ‘Salutogenesis’.“ THE PROGSPACE – 5/5
Pavlov’s Dog is a progressive rock group with a decades-long history of musical storytelling behind the unmistakable voice of David Surkamp. Formed in 1972 by Surkamp and current drummer Mike Safron, Pavlov’s Dog released their debut album “Pampered Menial” in 1974.
RPWL look back at a long history. The progressive rock band from Germany was formed in 1997 by Yogi Lang, Kalle Wallner, Chris Postl and Phil Paul Risettio as a Pink Floyd tribute band, but they quickly wrote and recorded their own music.
Gabriel Agudo is a singer, songwriter, musician and producer born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and is associated with the progressive rock genre. Currently as a solo artist, he became known as former lead singer and one of the main songwriters in the band Bad Dreams. Gabriel is also one of the lead singers of the In Continuum Band (Dave Kerzner’s supergroup project), and also the lead singer of The Steve Rothery Band while touring in South America.
*** WORLD EXCLUSIVE IN 2020 ***
‘INTO THE ELECTRIC CASTLE – A Space Opera’ LIVE ON STAGE
AYREON is a progressive rock project by Dutch songwriter, singer, multi-instrumentalist and producer Arjen Anthony Lucassen. Ayreon’s albums contain complex storylines featuring a lot of different characters. Their concept albums are critically acclaimed and very popular among fans. The music brings together classic progressive rock instruments with more classical or folk instruments.
PENDRAGON are a neo-prog band formed in the UK in the late 70ies. The band had a few personnel changes, but their lineup has been more or less stable since he mid-eighties. Over the years, the band has built up an impressive fanbase, especially in Europe. Pendragon are probably best known for their “Masquerade Overture” album (1996) and have recently celebrated their 40th Anniversary with sold out European shows and a 5 disc commemorative book.