ProgDay News

Two More Bands for ProgDay 2022!

(August 11, 2022)

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"To put it simply, Cheer-Accident blew me away. I left that show feeling that my inner artist had received a swift kick in the pants. The music was innovative and powerful and brave and everything Id hoped it would beAs Ive continued to dig into their back catalogue, Ive come to the realization that Cheer-Accident is a criminally underrated band. Their dedication to writing boundary-pushing music over the last three decades deserves recognition, and is definitely worth the attention of any fans of progressive music, or art rock, or avant garde, or whatever other genre label or title fits best for music that is patently uncategorizable."
- Thomas Hatton, PROGLODYTES

With a history reaching back over 30 years, CHEER-ACCIDENT has been surprising their audiences and themselves through relentless reinvention. From dreamy pop to angular art-rock, the band strikes a powerful balance between personalized and unique studio wizardry and the visceral excitement of a well-honed, explosive live rock band. The current lineup of CHEER-ACCIDENT is comprised of various members who have come and gone throughout the past two decades. The band is currently touring in support of the recently released Here Comes The Sunset.

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ShwizZ (US)

"If Zappa, Yes, P-Funk and King Crimson had a love child,
it would be named...ShwizZ!"

- ShwizZ Facebook page

"These gentlemen play some of the best and most authentic '70s-style fusion music anywhere. Period. The end. Let your ears confirm this."

SHWIZZ is a one-of-a-kind powerhouse from Nyack, New York. While drawing substantial influence from classic progressive rock, for years the band has been exploring the intersection of genres with different lineups including horn sections, lead singers and percussionists. A decade and a large cast of characters later, SHWIZZ has honed itself into a compelling fusion and progressive quartet that consistently put their musical abilities to the test to deliver high intensity and musically immersive shows.

ProgDay 2022 Tickets On Sale.

(July 31, 2022)

Weekend and Patron Passes for ProgDay 2022 are now available for advance sale on the Tickets page. Advance sales will be available until Sunday, August 28. Please note that tickets sold after Wednesday, August 24, will not be mailed, but may be picked up at the ticket booth on the day of the event. We are looking forward to meeting again at Storybook Farm.

Nektar Plays ProgDay 2022!

(July 25, 2022)

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Formed in Germany in 1969 by British expats, NEKTAR are among the progenitors of the progressive rock movement of the 1970s as well as the jam-band scene that arose in the late 1990s. Their music traveled to the States, where they enjoyed Top 40 success with A Tab in the Ocean (1972) and Remember the Future (1973). Nearly 20 albums and a half-century later, the band’s artistic and personal charisma has earned them thousands of devoted fans.

With a current lineup featuring three original members – Derek ‘Mo’ Moore (bass guitar, vocals), Ron Howden (drums, percussion, vocals) and Mick Brockett (visual environment) - and two members of previous Nektar incarnations - Ryche Chlanda (guitar, vocals) and Randy Dembo (bass guitar, bass pedals, 12-string guitar, vocals) - Nektar continues to follow the sound that made the band legendary. Their latest release, The Other Side, has been called “the best recording by Nektar since Recycled.”

iNFiNiEN at ProgDay 2022!

(July 12, 2022)

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"Light at the Endless Tunnel takes the listener into a wide-range of directions, blending the familiar with unexpected Middle Eastern elements, Indian vocal percussion, soul and lots more. The band features extremely talented musicians who showcase their talent with looped guitars, creative bass lines, imaginative drum patters, Ethiopian scales, spectacular guitar solos, exquisite keyboard ambience, epic intensity, and Canterbury-ish keyboards plus an orchestra with real strings and horns. In other words, state of the art progressive rock... Every year, there is at least one progressive music act that stands out from the rest and Infinien is undoubtedly one of the best. This is one of the progressive rock gems of the past few months. Highly recommended."
- Angel Romero,

Philadelphia-born iNFiNiEN combines eclectic musical personalities into a visionary, unified force. Using rock, jazz, soul, world, and classical influences, the band plays intricately composed songs with a focus on the exploration of new territories of sound by using exotic scales, chords, and rhythms. A centerpiece of the band’s sound is the expressive voice of Chrissie Loftus, whose evocative and emotional vocals provide the lyrical glue that binds the widely-ranging compositions together. iNFiNiEN’s performance at ProgDay 2022 will feature the recently released Beyond The Veil, in which the band continues to develop and move into new sonic territory.

First Two Bands for ProgDay 2022!

(June 30, 2022)

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Aziola Cry

Originally formed by Jason Blake (Warr guitar), Mike Milaniak (guitars) and Tim Stickradt (drums), AZIOLA CRY came together in 2004. Citing Tool, King Crimson and Gordian Knot as influences, the band released its first album Ellipsis in 2005 and Ghost Conversations in 2007.

With Tom Murray now in the drum seat, AZIOLA CRY returned after fourteen years with The Ironic Divide in 2021 on Sensory Records. Its massive riffs never devolve into merely technical displays and each track develops, evolves and flows. Continuing down the dark, complex and unrelenting path of it’s predecessors, The Ironic Divide is the band’s heaviest and most intricate music to date.

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Lux Terminus

LUX TERMINUS was formed in 2016 by Gravity and Redemption keyboardist Vikram Shankar (you may have also seen Shankar playing keyboards with Pain of Salvation on their most recent tour). With Brian Craft on bass and Matthes Kerschner on drums, the trio set out to combine metal and jazz influences into their own exploration of instrumental progressive rock.

With influences ranging from Return To Forever, Rush, Dream Theater, and Animals As Leaders, to Hans Zimmer and Tigran Hamasyan, LUX TERMINUS released its first album, The Courage To Be, in 2018. The record includes guest performances by many acclaimed artists including vocalist Anneke Van Giersbergn (ex - The Gathering, Dein Townsend Project, VUUR, et al.), guitarist Timo Somers (Delain, Vengeance), and cellist Raphael Weinroth-Browne (Leprous, Musk Ox).

In addition to The Courage To Be, ProgDay 2022 will also be treated to music from the band’s upcoming second record.

ProgDay 2022 Is Happening!

(May 31, 2022)

Hello to everyone.

This is just a quick post to say that ProgDay will again be happening this year at Storybook Farm on Labor Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, September 3rd and 4th.

Comfort Inn University will also continue to be the official event hotel. For those who have already started making plans, please note that the out-of-date link for booking rooms at the ProgDay rate at Comfort Inn University has been corrected and is now working.

As usual, our website will keep the bands up from our Virtual ProgDay event in 2020 until our first band announcements for 2022 are ready.

It will be great to get together again on the field.


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