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    Posted: March 30 2013 at 15:20
Hi all, actually I'm moving from the SF Bay Area to Olympia in a couple weeks...but...close enough.  

I grew up in the SF Bay Area and have been a prog maniac since 1967 when I got hold of what I consider the 1st prog masterpiece, Sgt Peppers.  By the mid 70's I was into the usual cast of characters: King Crimson, Genesis, Tull, ELP, Yes, Gentle Giant, Pink Floyd...and I began going to prog concerts.  

By the late 70's I'd added Van Der Graaf Generator, Peter Hammill, Eloy, Eno, Procol Harum, PFM, & Camel to my list of favourites and began playing bass guitar in local prog rock bands like Elfhouse.  

The 80's were lean times for me and prog until I made friends with this guy at work who turned me onto Marillion, IQ, Twelfth Night, Aragon, Dead Can Dance, Greenslade, and others.  By now I'd got sick of playing in bands so learned all the other "rock" instruments and began writing and recording my own compositions. 

The 90's resurgence of prog turned me onto Devil Doll, Anekdoten, Spock's Beard, Echolyn, & Anglagard.  By the late 90's I started getting into French speaking bands like Ange, Pulsar, Atoll, & Mona Lisa.

Anyway, happy I found your forums and looking forward to posting Wink

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Hi Dennis, you seem to know your prog.
If you like metal, there is still a lot to discover with PA (avant-metal, instrumental metal, prog metal, extreme tech metal).
Also, recently, I fell in love with a lot of heavy prog bands that I was not aware of.
"Magma was the very first gothic rock band" (Didier Lockwood)
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Metal is my 2nd love.  I got into Black Sabbath while I was getting into prog.  Never have found any "prog metal" that I really like much.  My fave metal bands are 70's Sabbath, Cathedral, My Dying Bride, Celtic Frost, Enslaved, Opeth, etc.  I've heard bands like Mastadon list Crimso as an influence, but have never really checked them out yet.
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Tool and Today Is The Day (album 'willpower') are for you if you like King Crimson.
From prog metal I like the iconic bands like Dream Theater, Fates Warning, Queensr˙che and Crimson Glory. But I tend to like better tech thrash bands like Coroner, Voivod, Watchtower, Mekong Delta, Defiance, Slauter Xstroyer...

An album that is borderline prog but remains melo death is Amorphis' 'tales from the thousand lakes', I like it , very much.

Also some tech death like Nocturnus, Death, Atheist, Cynic, Disharmonic Orchestra...


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Wow!  You've given me lots of new sounds to check out, Thanks!  I've heard lot's of great things about Tool...didn't they tour with Crimson in the early 2000's?
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probably. You might also check a side project called A Perfect Circle, although it's more on the alternative rock/metal side.


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Welcome. Violin
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Fellow Celtic Frost fan, eh? Have you listened to Warrior's new band Triptykon? (and yeah, outside of the realms of prog I know...).


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Ya, I've got "Morbid Tales", "Into the Pandemonium", and my absolute favorite, "To Mega Therion" (which I think is one of the great doom/death metal albums of all time).  Never heard of Triptykon before, but the song you posted is outstanding!  I've just listened to another Triptykon song, "I Am the Twilight" on youtube and it sounds great.  Reminds me a bit of a cross between 'To Mega Therion' and the Cephalic Carnage song "The Halls of Amenti."  Thanks for turning me on to this...Great stuff.
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It should be too. Triptykon is Celtic Frost Mk. II after all. Did you ever get to see CF live? 
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No, never saw them.  Oddly enough, I've never seen any of the metal bands I like live...Would've loved to have seen Sabbath in the 70's, Celtic Frost in the 80's, Sepultura and Cathedral in the 90's but it just never happened.  I did see the infamous final Led Zep show at Oakland in 1977...the day after Bonham and Richard Cole beat up Bill Graham's son and LZ came on about 3 hours late and played an awful show.  How about you, did you see Celtic Frost?
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Yeah, got to see them at their last tour in 2008. Great show by a band in good form, albeit in the verge of disintegration as it later turned out. Perhaps that was what made the concert so good, the intense emotions of the people performing.

Zeppelin in 77, now that must be a nice memory even if the performance left a bit to be desired. For natural reasons I didn't see any of the giants from the 70's in their heyday. Being born towards the end of 1971 kind of gives you a few limitations in life in that respect. Never was much of a concert person to begin with either actually, it's just in later years I go to the occasional concert on rare occasions. And the occasional festival - hitting the US in a month and will attend ROSfest in Gettysburg as part of that vacation.
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Ya, I got real lucky.  I was born in 1960 and when I was 15 my favorite cousin took me to see The Tubes that summer.  He was a Hells Angel pledge in 1969 and was at the Stones Altamont concert disaster though he didn't beat up people with a pool cue like the other Angels did.   Meanwhile, I'd become friends with this guy about 5 yrs older than me who worked the hobby counter at the local toy store.  He was an absolute Yes maniac...whenever they'd come to the west coast, he'd drive down to LA or San Diego to see them, then drive all the way back home to San Jose and take me to see them the next night.  He was into all the well known prog bands of the time like Tull, Genesis, ELP, Floyd, Kansas, etc so I had a ride to just about any prog concert I could scrape up the money to buy a ticket to...and I did a lot of scraping LOL  Only bad thing was he hated metal so when Sabbath played here in '78 I had the money for a ticket, but no ride...oh well!

Anyway, seeing LZ in '77 was bizarre...Rick Derringer and Judas Priest opened the show.  For a great review of the show I saw, which turned out to be the final LZ show in the US, check out:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Led_Zeppelin_North_American_Tour_1977 and scroll down to the "Problems Experienced" section.


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Hehe, I did my fair share of scraping to buy music myself. Vinyl LPs for me though, which I kept buying until the early 90's. Quite the colorful life Zeppelin had towards the end, even if the colors were of the darker kind. Something tells me that Plant in particular struggled a bit with life also in later years...



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