Four More Bands Added To The Progathon
Four more bands join our Progathon bill with weekend tickets now available from - www.manchesterrocks.bigcartel.com
On the surface, The Human Condition are a heavy band amass with trudging, depressing riffs; the ones with which such shadowy aesthetics forged doom metal into what it is today. Dig deeper however and you will find gorgeously crafted, ethereal melodies weaving through epic, progressive soundscapes. Their sound is concocted from a variety of musical styles and ideas, with it all falling into one hell of a melting pot. It is for that very reason we can announce the North West band to the Saturday of the Progathon.
Regulars at Manchester Rocks will be well aware of local four piece Ascent. By far one of the out-and-out proggiest bands of the weekends, this is one set progheads will not want to miss. Think Dream Theater, think Yes, think Tool and beyond, they have a gorgeous sound that can both charm you and bruise you. Here is a band which defies nearly all the time worn and yellowed pages of the song writing rulebook: Where other songs would, for instance, hinge upon a chorus and an addictive hook to give the listener some familiarity throughout, Ascent plunge you, the listener, deeper into the depths of their dazzling story-telling songs through the unwrapping of another movement and feel.
What I love about prog music is its diversity - its freedom of creativity and its inability to adhere to the predictable. For jazz, psychadelic and funk vibes, Luna Marada with be accentuating the true depth of different bands playing across the weekend. You may have seen them jamming on Picadilly Gardens and the randomness of that is what defines their music - like the Chilli Peppers taking acid, supplied to them by Hawkwind, they are barmy and downright lovable. Get yer boogie on!
A band suggested by arguably Manchester Rock's biggest prog nerd, Mike Ainscoe, as soon as I heard Black Market Serotonin, it was true love. Powerful, dynamic and hugely energetic songs which, to me at least, bring to mind the likes of Muse and The Pineapple Thief, I'm chuffed to bits to have these guys on board. Sometimes a band just affects you and these guys get my blood pumping and broaden my smile something mental. With new music in the pipeline too, expect exciting things.
Tickets for the Progathon are now available from our Big Cartel page - www.manchesterrocks.bigcartel.com
The Facebook event page can be found here - www.facebook.com/events/141023196261932/