Exposé Online banner

More updates to ProgDay lineup

The Iranian band Mavara is the latest addition to this year's festival. Other recent announcements include Corima, Out of the Beardspace, and Oblivion Sun. In addition, the pre-festival kickoff event at Local 506 will feature France's Mörglbl and American prog-metal outfit Hephystus.

by Jon Davis, Published 2013-08-19

From the ProgDay announcements:

Drawn to the music of progressive rock, FARHOOD GHADIRI formed MAVARA (translation: "beyond everything you think") in Tehran in 2001. Counting PINK FLOYD, RUSH and ELOY among its strongest influences, the band has since released 3 albums, and despite the restrictions put on rock music in Iran, MAVARA has developed a fanbase in the Middle East and in parts of Europe where they have managed to perform. Known for its lush music, atmospheres and emotional vocals, MAVARA will be featuring music from its latest release, Season Of Salvation.

MAVARA (Iran) joins OUT OF THE BEARDSPACE (US), CORIMA (US), OBLIVION SUN (US), HERD OF INSTINCT (US), MIRIODOR (Canada), THANK YOU SCIENTIST (US) and SIMAKDIALOG (Indonesia) at ProgDay 2013, the nineteenth edition of the world's longest running progressive rock festival. ProgDay 2013 will take place on Saturday, August 31st, and Sunday, September 1st, at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For more information, and to hear music from all of this year's bands, please visit us at www.progday.net.

We are pleased to announce that two great bands will be performing Saturday night of ProgDay weekend at Local 506 in Chapel Hill.

After turning in a powerhouse closing performance on Saturday of ProgDay 2011, MÖRGLBL, the incredible metal/jazz/prog trio from France, returns to ProgDay weekend with a Saturday evening show featuring material from their latest release, Brutal Romance. HEPHYSTUS, one of the best kept secrets of the American progressive metal scene, will be playing music from its debut and the new forthcoming album Fragmenting Shadows.

For information about the show, and to hear music from both bands, please visit the Preshow page on the ProgDay website.


Filed under: Festivals

Related artist(s): Mörglbl, Oblivion Sun, SimakDialog, Corima, Mavara, Out of the Beardspace

More info
http://www.progday.net

Latest news

2018-11-02
Charles O'Meara (C.W. Vrtacek) RIP – A true musical original has left us. Charles O'Meara, who recorded under the name C.W. Vrtacek, was a wild-card musical talent, ranging from complex progressive rock to introspective modern compositions, with stops at many places inbetween. » Read more

2018-10-17
Eurock Documentary Seeks Funding – We've been fans and fellow travelers with Archie Patterson and his Eurock project on the journey to discover great music. After many years of promoting and trying to spread the word,a new phase is beginning: a documentary film. Things like this don't just happen, and money does not magically appear to make it happen, so it's up to the fans to get it done. » Read more

2018-09-29
Marty Balin RIP – One of the architects of the 60s psychedelic sound of San Francisco has died at the age of 76. Marty Balin was a singer, songwriter, and guitarist who was one of the founders of Jefferson Airplane. After the split of the original Airplane, Balin went on to form the highly successful Jefferson Starship. » Read more

2018-09-25
Help the Psychic Equalizer Avoid Extinction – Last year we reviewed the debut album by Psychic Equalizer, a musical project of Hugo Selles. He's now working on the ambitious follow-up to that release, and is seeking funding from listeners around the world. » Read more

2018-09-05
Krautrock Documentary Seeks Funding – The next installment of the Progressive Warriors documentary series will focus on the vast body of music that falls under the banner of "krautrock." As most of our readers will know, previous films have tackled RIO and the Canterbury scene, as well as what we might call "mainstream" prog rock. » Read more


Previously in Exposé...

Barock Project - Misteriosevoci – The Barock Project is the name of a relatively new Italian progressive rock band led by keyboard virtuoso Luca Zabbini. Their desire is to promote baroque music in a progressive rock context with a...  (2008) » Read more

Ring of Myth - Weeds – Ring of Myth is not the only band charting a course that combines old-school progressive with elements of metal and fusion, but their take on it is interesting enough to catch my attention. The...  (2006) » Read more

Calix - Canções de Beurin – Cálix is a young Brazilian band that seems to strive for an early 70s rock sound as opposed to strictly prog, with easily grasped melodies and song structures, and a dominant Anglo-American...  (2001) » Read more

Kotebel - Omphalos – Omphalos is the fourth album by Spanish band Kotebel. Their instrumentation includes drums, bass, guitar, two keyboards, vocals, and flute. Vocalist Carolina Prieto sings softly in a soprano register....  (2007) » Read more

Various Artists - Eyesore: A Stab at the Residents – The Residents were, and still are, a band that is truly one of a kind. They were experimenting with sound fragments and executing twisted parodies of countless musical styles as far back as 1973, long...  (1997) » Read more



Listen & discover



Print issues