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    Posted: October 15 2011 at 14:05
They were added on MMA: http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/x-panda.aspx

X-Panda – Progressive metal and fusion band from Estonia.

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            www.x-panda.net
            www.myspace.com/xpandaband
            http://signmeto.roadrunnerrecords.com/artists/x-panda (here are also some comments about our music)
            youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3a93FbZvVk
            youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/ristoromot

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X-Panda is a progressive metal and fusion band from Estonia. The band is known for their concerts full of emotion and power - pure pleasure for people who like to dream, imagine and feel.  The music of X-Panda will move both experienced musicians and just music lovers. Their creations are full of surprises and changes of mood, sounds, complex rhythmical characters, rhythmic illusions, jazz-fusion chord progressions, mean and evil guitar riffs and in all this one can also find heroic film music melodies that you can sing along to.
X-Panda tries to expand their musical horizon and knowledge by creating technically and musically more entertaining music for themselves in the first place. 
 
The band was founded as a one time project for an original song competition in april 2009.  They ended up winning the competition with a song "Dickybirds". The feedback for such unusual music approach was extremely positive, so they decided to continue as a band. X-Panda has won several competitions, including the title Noortebänd 2010, which is one of the two biggest band competitions held in Estonia. 

X-Panda released their debutalbum ´´Flight of Fancy´´ in september 2011 
                                                                                        
Kaarel Tamra about X-Panda:
 "I think that it is unusual that four people can share the same musical interests.
 It is so cool that sometimes  when beginning to describe a particular riff or pattern, they already know what to do without me even saying it. I find that really rare  and special. We have a really good chemistry and we are all such good friends. The band is like a summer holiday -everybody is anxiously waiting for the rehearsals and concerts. They´re just so much fun, because we can do exactly what we want!"

X-Panda lineup:

Kaarel Tamra – keyboards
Risto Virkhausen – guitars
Tamar Nugis – bass and vocals
Karl-Juhan Laanesaar - drums
 
Main influences for X-Panda are: 
Dream Theater, Planet X, Liquid Tension Experiment, Jordan Rudess, Virgil Donati, Gavin Harrison, Simon Phillips, Joe Satriani, Porcupine Tree, Nightwish.
 


Edited by tupan - October 15 2011 at 14:06
"Prog is Not Dead and never has been." (Will Sergeant, from Echo And The Bunnymen)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 15 2011 at 16:56
Already suggested in the PMT thread. Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2011 at 10:14
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2011 at 10:37
You guys can follow the PMT's progress in evaluating the band here: http://progfreak.com/X-Panda-150642.html?path=pa/pm Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2011 at 10:51
On that site, how can I edit "Albums" and "Related artists" etc. , at the moment it seems kinda empty for evaluating. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 16 2011 at 11:00
The site is mostly automated, with related artists being queried based on Album Tagging and Rating. I've added your album and rated it myself (I am very impressed by it!!), so with more and more ratings a more in depth artist page will develop.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 02:11
Do i understand correctly that in order to make this evaluation process faster, i have to somehow advertise us and get reviews?


Dear friends, please listen to our music and help us become an artist on progarchives!

Thank you all for cooperation! :)


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 17 2011 at 18:19
The Prog Metal boys have gotten much faster at evaluations, but the best way to speed up evaluation is to send the team samples of your music (such as the two songs I uploaded onto MMA). 
The current team leaders are Bonnek and Rune2000.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2011 at 08:16
There are now 2 accepts of 4 on the progfreak page. The other two haven't answered my private messages. Can someone help me with the process? 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 20 2011 at 16:25
Give the team some time, you'll be evaluated in the near future. Smile
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2011 at 09:04
X-Panda has now been cleared for addition. Does that mean that now the adding process continues manually?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2011 at 09:47

X-Panda added for Prog Metal.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 26 2011 at 11:30
hi-ah

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_5CeMh1CA3K0/SfcZT3enDNI/AAAAAAAAP0I/BYzaQSWGneU/s1600-R/kung-fu-panda-movie-02.jpg
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