Prog Sphere Hall of Fame – Round 1

Prog Sphere Hall of Fame - Round 1
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The time has come for the “battles.” 64 artists divided in four divisions battling in the Round 1 in the Prog Sphere Hall of Fame. There are some quite interesting “duels.” Transatlantic vs. Glass Hammer? Pain of Salvation vs. Leprous? Opeth vs. Andromeda? Meshuggah vs. Haken?

Cast your votes below for your favorites. You can vote once per hour for your favorite bands.

Classic Division

Steven Wilson vs. Änglagård

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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.


  1. Jim

    May 26, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    How can it be a prog “hall of fame” competition if the most famous and influential prog acts are not included? It seems more like a competition for currently active acts or mostly up-and-coming artists instead.

    • Nikola Savić

      May 26, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      These artists are chosen on their activity in the past 5 years. That’s why you don’t see the bands such King Crimson, Genesis, Gentle Giant, etc.

  2. JimC

    May 27, 2014 at 5:45 am

    Which is why it also omits Marillion, IQ, Maybeshewill, Amplifier, Nosound, Anathema, Frost*, Sound of Contact, God Is An Astronaut, Asia, Caravan, Pendragon, No-Man, Mike Oldfield, and many others. None of these bands or artists have had albums out in the last five years. Oh. Well, maybe then it’s because no one has heard of any of these bands, unlike some of the wonderful names in the “com(edy)petition.”

    • Nikola Savić

      May 27, 2014 at 6:09 am

      If some bands are not there NOW, that doesn’ necessarily mean they will not be there in the future. This is the current choice, but it’s cool seeing you namedropping bands.

  3. Nikola Savić

    May 31, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    There is.

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