CELLADOR and KRUCIBLE (featuring singer Lance King, ex-PYRAMAZE) have been confirmed for the ProgPower USA Showcase, set to take place October 4 at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia. Also appearing on the bill are VANDEN PLAS and FREAK KITCHEN.ProgPower USA VIII will once again return to Atlanta's Center Stage Oct. 5-6, 2007. Tickets for the festival go on sale this Saturday (March 3) at 10:00 a.m. EST via all Ticketmaster outlets. Only 900 tickets will be made available to the public as advance gold badges are once again sold out. The final billing is as follows (in alphabetical order): AFTER FOREVER
VIRGIN STEELE ProgPower USA has garnered worldwide acclaim for not only the setting the standard for excellence in the U.S. underground metal scene, but for the rare moments over the years including the SAVATAGE reunion (disguised as WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION), CONCEPTION's reunion show, PAIN OF SALVATION's all request set, Rob Rock and Timo Kotipelto assisting EDGUY with AVANTASIA songs, EVERGREY's three-hour marathon (including choir and string quartet) and last year's all-star vocal ensemble performance of "Stars" led by Jorn Lande. A video of MERCENARY's cover of PANTERA's "Cowboys from Hell" (43 MB) from ProgPower USA VII is now available in the audio/video section of the web site. Promoter Glenn Harveston states, "This is the festival where the magic happens. I wouldn't be surprised if something special happens this year."