Thursday Night, Day 2

Performance Schedule

September 7th, 2017

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10:30PM-CLOSE METAL CHURCH USA
8:15PM-9:45PM BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME USA
6:30PM-7:45PM VANDEN PLAS GERMANY
5:00PM-6:00PM TWILIGHT FORCE SWEDEN
3:30PM-4:30PM NEXT TO NONE USA

Autograph Signing Session Schedule

All signing sessions are strictly voluntary & subject to cancellation and/or time change. Any change made to the schedule will be announced via our social media outlets and also posted within the lobby. Please limit 2 items and 1 photo per person.

ProgPower Autograph Schedule

Table I

3:00PM – t · b · a
4:30PM – t · b · a
6:00PM – t · b · a
7:45PM – t · b · a


Located at the far end of the lobby.

Table II

3:00PM – t · b · a
4:30PM – t · b · a
6:00PM – t · b · a
7:45PM – t · b · a


Located near the lobby entrance stairs.

About Thursday Night, Festival Day 2

Metal Church Headlines Thursday Night

Day two of the festival features a legendary band in the history of heavy metal from right here in the United States. Metal icons Metal Church will finally grace the ProgPower stage, and what better way to do that than with the iconic voice of albums like Blessing In Disguise, The Human Factor, and Hanging In The Balance? Mike Howe will once again front the band. The band will be performing all of their classic material as well as selections from their latest release XI.It’s not every day we get a band often regarded as one of the most important progressive metal bands to appear in the last 20 years, but Between the Buried and Me’s diversity and appeal transcends genre boundaries like a few bands that have performed at ProgPower USA over the years.

The promoters of the festival commented, “We are very proud of this booking. BTBAM is an established headliner who will truly put the prog in ProgPower USA. It’s not often we get a chance to book a band that has graced the stage at Bonnaroo.”Another band that is headliner-worthy and making their return to ProgPower is Germany’s Vanden Plas. This is a band that has been a festival favorite for years and they wanted to return to Atlanta to be a part of the festival in any way so they could perform for their US fans. We are looking forward to hosting them again in what will definitely be an incredible high-energy set of melodic progressive metal. And making their ProgPower USA debut in 2017 will be one of the most talked about newcomers to the power metal scene, Sweden’s Twilight Force. Combining a theatrical live presentation, orchestral and symphonic elements, and melodic power metal, the band has drawn comparisons to bands like Rhapsody, Dragonforce, and Hammerfall. Twilight Force was a band that was made for the ProgPower audience and they promise to start day two off in spectacular fashion!