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    Posted: June 23 2019 at 13:35
Three bands for ProgDay 25!

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MÖRGLBL

“Often described as Primus meets Steve Vai or The Beatles meet Pantera, Mörglbl’s live performances veer toward the crazy by mixing substantial metal riffs with subtle jazz harmonies, deep pocket grooves, and their trademark goofball humor. “

- Mörglbl’s Bio

Through a series of acclaimed recordings and extensive international touring, the energetic musical whirlwind called MÖRGLBL has become known all over the world for their unique mash-up of metal, fusion, jazz, and a madcap attitude to the remarkable music they make. Consisting of guitar master Christophe Godin, bassist Ivan Rougny and drummer Aurélien Ouzoulias, the band celebrated it’s 20th anniversary in 2018, but shows no sign of letting up. With a 2019 release entitled The Story Of Scott Rötti, MÖRGLBL returns to the ProgDay stage after eight years to perform tracks from the new album, as well as old favorites.

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Accordo Dei Contrari

“Their musical stew is an exciting and angular concoction of contrasts, sharp corners, hidden turns, and clever ideas, all woven together somewhere near the intersection of jazz and rock, with a dollop of Italian culture stirring the mix. If you could only buy one recording this year, Violato Intatto might well be the one worth seeking out.“
- Peter Thelen, Exposé

"Five stars; a masterpiece of complex, boundary-pushing progressive rock music--the goal that all progressive rock musicians should strive for. "
- Brufordfreak, Progarchives

Since the band’s 2001 birth in Bologna, Italy, as an ensemble for creating original instrumental music, ACCORDO DEI CONTRARI has developed a reputation for its excellent musicianship, thoughtful compositions, and its particular take on combining musical genres in a purposeful way.  With influences ranging from classic seventies prog and jazz-rock to contemporary jazz, 20th century classical music and the avant-garde, the music is always changing and flowing along new paths.  The result has been a series of critically acclaimed studio albums.

With each release the band continues to redefine its music.  Most recently, with the departure of their bassist, the band reconstituted itself with the addition of saxophone.  This culminated in the most recent release, Violato Intatto, which made many Best-Of-The-Year lists for critics and fans. 

In an exclusive 2019 North American appearance, the re-envisioned quartet brings its acclaimed music to the Storybook stage for the first time since the band's American debut at ProgDay 2012.

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IZZ

“Harmony vocals? Yup. Plenty of intricately woven melodies? Check. Music that makes the listener stay through to the end and then hit repeat? Double check. This is one of the most exciting albums I have heard from the States since I first came across Spock's Beard, Glass Hammer, Discipline, Timothy Pure and Iluvatar back in the day. It has that sort of impact, and whatever passage I am listening to, of whatever song, is the best bit.“
- Kev Rowland, Progarchives

Formed in the 1990s and performing at ProgDay for the first time in 2002, IZZ has become one of the pre-eminent symphonic progressive rock bands in the United States.  Playing a mix of classic progressive rock with modern sensibilities, the incorporation of different musical styles combined with the maximum utilization of the band’s four vocalists creates a rich sonic experience that can be emotional and exciting without treading into the darker side of the universe.  Taking influences from pop and progressive rock like ELP, Genesis, Renaissance, Yes and The Beatles, IZZ will be performing songs from the new 2019 release, Don’t Panic, alongside favorites from the past.

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Join MÖRGLBL, ACCORDO DEI CONTRARI, and IZZ at ProgDay 25, the twenty-fifth edition of ProgDay.  ProgDay is a two day outdoor festival of progressive rock. ProgDay 25 will take place on Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1, 2019, at Storybook Farm in the countryside of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

For more information, please visit us at www.progday.net.

To hear music from this year’s bands, please visit the ProgDay Music Page (http://progday.net/ProgDay-Music.html).

Thanks!

Michael

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Us, Today at ProgDay 25!

“…a wonderful trio from from Cincinnati, Ohio, who play a sort of modern progressive rock with a lot of modern / electronica / hipster touches.  The sound is interesting, fun, rockin' and unique. The only groups I can think of that have some similarities are Algernon and, to a lesser degree, Tortoise, but they mostly sound like Us, Today.  They're also great live... Give a listen! You want this!”
- WAYSIDE MUSIC

“Us, Today have a very organic sound, grounded and almost spartan, defined by subtle innovation rather than flamboyant gimmicks. They choose to focus on precision and they build their hypnotic tracks from the interplay of well-defined, razor-sharp riffs, punctuated by the celestial vibraphone.”
- Mircea Laslo, ARCTIC DRONES MAGAZINE

US, TODAY combines elements of jazz, post-rock and electronic music to explore the less traveled intersections of rock and electric jazz.  With the unusual instrumentation of guitar, keyboards, drums and vibraphone, the trio has developed a signature sound.  Whether the music is tumbling head over heels down a hill or floating in ambient space, the band’s musical adventures focus on subtlety and invention and will take you down a winding road to new places.

Join US, TODAY, ACCORDO DEI CONTRARI, IZZ and MÖRGLBL at ProgDay 25, the twenty-fifth edition of ProgDay.  ProgDay is a two day outdoor festival of progressive rock. ProgDay 25 will take place on Saturday, August 31, and Sunday, September 1, 2019, at Storybook Farm in the countryside of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  

For more information, please visit us at www.progday.net.

To hear music from this year’s bands, please visit the ProgDay Music Page (http://progday.net/ProgDay-Music.html).

Thanks!

Michael


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