Danish power metallers MANTICORA have been confirmed for the ProgPower USA VI festival, a two-day event set to take place in September 16-17 at Earthlink Live in Atlanta, Georgia. Also scheduled to appear are Sweden's THERION (on Saturday, Sept. 17).Commented MANTICORA in a statement: "It is the 6th year the festival is running, with a sold out venue every year of 1,200 crazy fans. It is THE event for progressive and power metal bands in the USA, and therefore we are of course honored to have been chosen as on of 10 bands to appear on the festival, not to mention the fact that we are the band opening this ball. We guarantee the American fans one hell of a show on this — our debut live show in the USA. GREAT!" For more information, visit www.progpowerusa.com. As previously reported, MANTICORA have announced that due to complications with work and studies, keyboardist Finn Zierler and guitarist Martin Arendal will be unable to join the group on their upcoming European tour with ANGRA and EDENBRIDGE. "We have instead asked some good friends to join the 'Manti-Core'," the band write on their web site. Joining Lars Larsen (vocals), Kristian Larsen (guitars), Kasper Gram (bass) and Mads Volf (drums) will be Stefan Johansson (guitars) and Andreas Lindahl (keyboards). A complete list of the ANGRA / MANTICORA / EDENBRIDGE tour dates can be found at this location. MANTICORA will be touring in support of their fourth CD, "8 Deadly Sins", available now on Massacre Records. The follow-up to 2002's "Hyperion" (Scarlet Records) was recorded at Jailhouse studios in Horsens, Denmark and features artwork by Mattias Norén.
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