Andromeda headlining Generation Prog Festival 2011

Nürnberg, August 4, 2011

The first Generation Prog Festival in Nürnberg brings together some of the finest modern prog bands fromvarious European countries and local talent from the area for an exciting weekend of progressive music. On September 23 and 24, the Nürnberg club „Luise – The Cultfactory“ is the place to be for prog fans!

Swedish prog metallers Andromeda have been confirmed as the headliner band for Saturday, playing anexclusive German gig – their first in five years! Joining them are Subsignal, the latest addition to the festivallineup, founded by former Sieges Even members Arno Menses (vocals) and Markus Steffen (guitars). The band will be performing material from their upcoming new album Touchstones, which will already be onsale at the festival. The international instrumental project Relocator, playing material from one of the mostcelebrated prog debuts of 2010, and local heroes Theory of Elements complete the Saturday lineup.

Friday will see Haken‘s return to Germany after their triumphant opening set at this year’s Night of the Prog. The DPRP-certified 2010 „Newcomer of the year“ will be playing material from their debut Aquarius and their upcoming album Visions, which should be on sale at the festival a month ahead of the official release. Another celebrated newcomer band will be making their German debut at Generation Prog: Exivious, founded by former Cynic members Tymon Kruidenier (guitar) and Robin Zielhorst (bass) with Textures drummer Stef Broks and guitarist Michel Nienhuis. The Friday evening will also feature female-fronted local prog metal talent Effloresce, currently hard at work on their first full-length CD after 2009′s Shades of Fate EP, and an opening performance by prog youngsters Ocean Spout.

Friday, September 23:

Haken
Exivious (feat. former members of Cynic, German debut!)
Effloresce
Ocean Spout

Saturday, September 24:

Andromeda (exclusive German gig!)
Subsignal (feat. former members of Sieges Even)
Relocator
Theory of Elements

Weekend tickets and affordable hotel package deals are now available exclusively via the festival website: http://www.generation-prog.com

Single-day tickets will be available at a later date.

Generation Prog on the web:

http://www.generation-prog.com (mostly German website)

The festival venue:

Luise – The Cultfactory, Scharrerstraße 15, 90478 Nürnberg
Contact:

Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.

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