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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, THREE DAYS GRACE and BAD WOLVES at Hertz Arena, Estero, FL (November 16th, 2019)

In an age of laser-precise light shows and pyrotechnics that mimic the might of dragons, seeing popular bands on tour guarantees a performance that is part theater, part music. For big-name bands in rock and metal alike, the performances that sell out stadiums have both elements in equal measure, spurred by the soul of the musicians that deliver such bombastic…

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ROSFEST | The Rites of Spring Festival Returns in 2020 with Stellar Line-up and BIG BIG TRAIN North American First Ever Performance

For the past 17 years progressive rock fans have found a haven to celebrate their favored musical niche: The Rites of Spring Festival, affectionately known as RoSfest. As the turn of a decade approaches, anticipation grows for what could be the most impressive RoSfest experience yet and with general ticket sales going on-line this past weekend, now is the time to seriously consider making the journey. Much of the pending excitement stems from the inclusion of headliners Big Big Train from the England, their first announced date in the U.S. ever. The desire to bring this esteemed band to the…

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TALKING PERSPECTIVES: Dissecting PROGPOWER USA XXI Lineup for Day 2 (Episode No. 31)

“It’s getting really hard to book headliners,” laments ProgPower Festival Day 2 honcho Milton Mendonça… so the motherfucker booked TWO. Tease that he is, ou outro terror do brasil (o primeiro terror being our very own Rodrigo Altaf) has spent the better part of two months posting minute-long videos on ProgPower’s Vimeo page. Thoroughly whetting the appetites of prog nerds with Darkwater and The Ocean, and making power metal goons salivate like dogs in heat with Northtale and headliners Stratovarius, there was just one last band that needed announcing, and he promised the prog nerds that they hadn’t been forgotten. On…