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    Posted: June 01 2009 at 00:37
Hi,

June 2009 Featured Artist is VANGOUGH a great Progressive Metal artist originating from USA.

They released their first album in 2009, titled Manikin Parade



The bands is promoting 3 full tracks available on their artist page , or on the front page spot.

Here's the band bio , writted by MAN OVERBOARD

VANGOUGH is a progressive metal band from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma led by producer, composer, lyricist, vocalist, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Clay Withrow.

VANGOUGH has self released their debut album "Manikin Parade" in April of 2009. Abe Hartley (keyboards) and Brandon Lopez (BECOMING THE ARCHETYPE-drums) contribute to the recording and it was mixed by Sterling Winfield (PANTERA).

VANGOUGH create a distinct blend of driving, rhythmic metal with theatrical and symphonic melodic overtones. They include many stylistic elements of their influences: PAIN OF SALVATION, DREAM THEATER, EVERGREY, A.C.T., SYMPHONY X and THE FLOWER KINGS.

More: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=4412

An interview is scheduled, and the link will be available here.

Feel free to discuss more about the band and their music here.

Enjoy VANGOUGH proggers ! An excellent album !!!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 01 2009 at 02:32
[email protected], a great choice I feel.
What a wonderful player Clay is...a versatile artist he can be. Clap

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 01 2009 at 02:45
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 01 2009 at 13:35
I listened to it a few weeks ago. Enjoyed it, quite good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 06 2009 at 09:14
great power in evidence hereClap
'I Know What I Like' and it's good music, well written and delivered with passion!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 07 2009 at 10:37
One of the best records i have ever listen.ClapBravo!!.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2009 at 06:34
I don't have this album (as of yet)

But I've listened to the 3 tracks posted on PA about 6 times each now

Needless to say, I'm impressed!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2009 at 08:07
Really good! The Pain of Salvation influence is clear on this oneSmile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 19 2009 at 15:23
THUMBS UP to this!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 26 2009 at 17:45
Conor likes this! :)
I'm definately hearing the Pain of Salvation influences.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 29 2009 at 11:45

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2009 at 14:55
I received the CD from the PA monthly giveaway competition - good debut, review to follow later on
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 10 2009 at 15:22
I just bought this album and I am BLOWN AWAY!!! This is one of the best up-and-coming prog acts I've seen in the last few years.Thumbs Up

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 11 2009 at 12:49
Great!
Estranger is allready my favorite track!  I like Clay's vocals and keyboards  and Brandon's drums are excellent!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 03 2010 at 15:58
Originally posted by aapatsos aapatsos wrote:

I received the CD from the PA monthly giveaway competition - good debut, review to follow later on

Reviewed this album recently and I think this band has potential for something greater - very good prog metal and very promising for a debut album
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 28 2010 at 18:52
I, being a lover of NES, couldn't help but notice that the new Vangough album has a clear video game theme to it.

The font of the album title is similar to that of the Castlevania series.

"Wily's Castle" seems to pay tribute to the villain of my favorite video game series ever, Mega Man.

"Marine Fortress" comes from Wave Race 64, I believe.

"Simon's Revenge," hearkening back to the Castlevania theme, would be based on Simon Belmont.

"Your Darkest Hour" seems to hint toward the mod for the PC game Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45.

"The Turtle King's Lair" is likely a a piece about King Koopa, aka, Bowser from Super Mario Bros.

"Green Hill Terror" reminds me of Sonic the Hedgehog's first level, "Green Hill Zone."

"Corneria" is a planet on Star Fox, I know.

"The Killer Instinct"...well, there was a popular fighting game called Killer Instinct that had insane combos.

"Torvus Bog" is from Metroid Prime 2.

"Coral Capers," as I recall, is an aquatic level on Donkey Kong Country for N64.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2010 at 10:46
coral capers was originally on snes donkey.LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 29 2010 at 10:58
Originally posted by Deathrabbit Deathrabbit wrote:

coral capers was originally on snes donkey.LOL


Yes, Donkey Kong Country for SNES!  Slip of the pen (hand)!  Embarrassed
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2010 at 18:39
Originally posted by Epignosis Epignosis wrote:

Originally posted by Deathrabbit Deathrabbit wrote:

coral capers was originally on snes donkey.LOL


Yes, Donkey Kong Country for SNES!  Slip of the pen (hand)!  Embarrassed
I love that game!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 08 2010 at 21:18
So surprise there, really. After all, the album is named Game On!

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