PP EUROPE
2022
LINEUP

VON HERTZEN BROTHERS

friday 30 september  22.00 – 23.30 hrs

FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER • 22.00 – 23.30 HRS

Bandphoto Von Hertzen Brothers

Von Hertzen Brothers have never been an easy band to categorise by genre.

Their music is often and better illustrated in terms one might use to describe a novella, painting or a movie:  Dynamic. Thought provoking. Magical. Nuanced. Expansive. Epic. Uplifting.

So, it is fitting that these three Finnish brothers approached their 8th studio album ‘Red Alert in the Blue Forest’ from the perspective of three artists creating a joint exhibition. The resulting body of work, a double LP, reflects the brothers’ unique upbringing, love of nature and the global challenges faced by humanity.

It’s understandable how a strong artistic temperament was instilled into these three siblings.

mother of millions

FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER  20.00 – 21.15 hrs

FRIDAY 30 SEPTEMBER • 20.00 – 21.15 HRS

Bandpage Mother Of Millions

MOTHER OF MILLIONS is a prog-rock band based in Athens, Greece. The band has shared the stage with artists such as Textures, Pain of Salvation, Devin Townsend, Leprous, Oceans of Slumber, SepticFlesh etc. Mother of Millions’ third album ‘Artifacts’ (released early 2019) tells a story about ideas and sentiments as objects with a ritual value. Mother of Millions sounds equally massive as cinematic. Intense soundscapes involving elaborate rhythms, folk aesthetics and progressive rock tunes.

green carnation

SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER  22.00 – 23.30 hrs

SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER • 22.00 – 23.30 HRS

Bandphoto Green Carnation

After almost 10 years of total silence, Norwegian prog/avantgarde metal act GREEN CARNATION announced their comeback to the international metal scene for the 15th anniversary of their cult classic “Light of Day, Day of Darkness” in 2016. And after a very successful comeback year with festival appearances and special shows both in Europe and North America, the band released a new album in 2020. Very pleased to have GREEN CARNATION back on stage at ProgPower Europe.

IOTUNN

sATURDAY 1 october  20.00 – 21.15 hrs

SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER • 20.00 – 21.15 HRS

Bandphoto IOTUnn

In February 2015 guitarist Jens Nicolai Gräs was searching for a band name that could capture the essence of what the band had begun to sound like after five to six years of wandering through all kinds of musical expressions and discoveries. The band became IOTUNN. In February of 2021, Access All Worlds was released worldwide through the legendary and respected label, Metal Blade Records, on a multiple album deal which marks the defining beginning of IOTUNN’s further journey!

godsticks

SATURDAY 1 october  18.30 – 19.30 hrs

SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER • 18.30 – 19.30 HRS

Bandphoto Godsticks

GODSTICKS are a four-piece alternative/progressive rock band from South Wales. Having toured extensively throughout Europe with The Aristocrats and The Pineapple Thief, they’ve developed into an explosive, high energy live act performing heavy yet melodic alternative/progressive rock. Drummer Tom Price and guitarist Gavin Bushell bring an accomplished and aggressive playing style to back up Darran Charles’ unique vocal sound and Dan Nelson’s driving bass. Their fifth full length studio album Inescapable was released via Kscope in February 2020.

feather Mountain

saturday 1 october  16.30 – 17.30 hrs

SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER • 16.30 – 17.30 HRS

Bandphoto Feather Mountain

FEATHER MOUNTAIN was founded in 2017 and consists of members who share a friendship based on a mutual love for the art of prog rock and metal influenced music. On the debut album ‘Nidus’, the Danish band dig deep into the universe of progressive rock, pushing the genre forward through beautiful, yet brutal, vocal arrangements and technical ingenuity, which combine into a unique expression of bliss and frustration. The band has no fear of sounding too soft or too hard. The band feels an urge to integrate vulnerability as well as viciousness in the musical interpretation of hope, hopelessness, aggression and redemption.

SMALLTAPE

SATURDAY 1 october  15.00 – 16.00 hrs

SUNDAY 1 OCTOBER • 15.00 – 16.00 HRS

Bandphoto Smalltape

SMALLTAPE is a solo project by Berlin based musician, Philipp Nespital, that is blurring the boundaries of Progressive Rock. The modern atmospheric sound weaves together Artrock, Electronic, and Jazz to produce a tone that’s pleasantly complex, colorful, and energizing.

Nespital and his live band live performances give space for transformative jazz improvisations and the quintet’s instrumental power and vocal harmonies continually succeed in captivating audiences, making smalltape nothing short of ’cinema for the ears’.

INHALO

SATURDAY 1 october  13.30 – 14.30 hrs

SATURDAY 1 OCTOBER • 13.30 – 14.30 HRS

Bandphoto Inhalo

With layered compositions that range from tranquil oases to swirling riffs INHALO is as diverse as an alternative progressive rock band can be. A seamless blend of serene and ferocious elegantly held together by an emotional performance.

After years of working on their music with scene icons like Jochem Jacobs (Textures) and Forester Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus), the four Dutchmen are now ready to share their breathtaking debut with the world.

SEVENTH WONDER

sunday 2 october  22.00 – 23.30 hrs

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER • 22.00 – 23.30 HRS

Bandphoto Seventh Wonder

Swedish progressive metal masters SEVENTH WONDER, formed in 2000, just released a new studio album, “The Testament”. This new album follows 2018’s “Tiara”, which, at the time, was the band’s first new music in eight years. While the wait between albums was, mercifully, shorter this time around, the band certainly did not need any extra time to craft a stunning album showcasing their prolific instrumental skills and intricate songwriting. Indeed, “The Testament” is a high watermark in the band’s already revered discography. We are pleased to have the band back on stage at ProgPower Europe, don’t miss it!

avandra

sunday 2 october  20.00 – 21.15 hrs

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER • 20.00 – 21.15 HRS

Bandphoto Avandra

Having started as a one man project, by Christian Ayala, AVANDRA is a Puerto Rican progressive metal band borne of hurricane fueled strife to become one of the scenes breakout acts. After releasing their first record, Tymora high demand left Ayala feeling obligated to bring his work to the stage. Soon after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, and alone in the dark, Christian wrote most of the second record, released in April 2019. The third album was released in 2020 and a new album will see daylight at PP Europe 2022.

meer

sunday 2 october  18.30 – 19.30 hrs

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER • 18.30 – 19.30 HRS

Bandphoto Meer

MEER is an eight-piece alternative pop orchestra from Hedmark, Norway. The band started out as a duo back in 2008, and has since then developed into an eclectic collective. MEERs music is a mix of orchestral pop, classical music and progressive rock. Their sound is far form minimalistic and in constant motion, with grandiose string arrangements and polyphonic vocals. In 2021 the band released their 4th album entitled ‘Playing House’. The album got a great response from the international press end had ended on top of many annual list of best albums for 2021.

vulkan

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER • 16.30 – 17.30 HRS

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER • 16.30 – 17.30 HRS

Bandphoto Vulkan

VULKAN is a Swedish heavy progressive rock band from Karlstad. Starting in 2006 the band did a few recordings under a different name which later was changed due to the heavier sound they were creating. Heavy, epic and with a true sense of melodies wrapped in a progressive cloak — that is Vulkan.

The albums ”Mask Of Air” (2011) and ”Observants” (2016) are the two predecessors to the new ”Technatura” that will emerge in 2020. On ”Technatura” they have taken the best parts of the recent two albums and boiled them down into a 60 minute musical rollercoaster. You are thrown into the deep abyss of the unknown, from eruption to insight, the struggle between the good and the bad, the calm before the storm and even into the eye of the storm.

NERO DI MARTE

sunday 2 october  15.00 – 16.00 hrs

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER • 15.00 – 16.00 HRS

Bandphoto Nero Di Marte

Italian band NERO DI MARTE released their album Immoto in 2020. It is hard to describe the music of this album. But dark, loud, brooding, free improvisational metal might be one way to describe it. Which of course makes Nero di Marte a perfect fit for ProgPower Europe 2022. We really look forward to this, we are sure they could become one of the big surprises.

NEVERUS

sunday 2 october  13.30 – 14.30 hrs

SUNDAY 2 OCTOBER • 13.30 – 14.30 HRS

Bandphoto Neverus
Breathe. Dive. Surface. Swim. Plunge into the melodic intensity of NEVERUS.
The roaring tides pull you through a thunder of drums; an orchestra furiously churns the skies above your head. The river banks sweep by, riffs and harmonies bursting to life on the shore, while an undercurrent of percussive bass forces you to keep moving. With a gasp, you reach out and cling to the vocal line, and it only draws you deeper.