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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

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