ARENA, HAKEN & SUN CAGED @ ROCK ITTERVOORT 2012
The bands ARENA (UK), HAKEN (UK) and SUN CAGED (NL) will perform on the next edition of ROCK ITtervoort 2012. For headliner ARENA, this is the only gig in continental Europe at that time. Next to Arena, we have booked the new English sensation Haken and well known Dutch band Sun Caged.
The 6th edition of ROCK ITtervoort is at Friday 13 april 2012 at CC de Mortel in Ittervoort (NL). Rock Ittervoort is an annual prog-event in Ittervoort, a small place in the south of The Netherlands nearby Germany and Belgium (Aachen, Düsseldorf, Maaseik (B) and Hasselt (B)). Previous years we had bands as Pendragon, Riverside, Arena and Karmakanic feat. Roine Stolt.
ARENA returns after 4 years to Ittervoort for an exclusive gig. This gig will be the only one for continental Europe this spring. Arena is a very populair progressive rockband, founded in 1995 by Clive Nolan (Pendragon) and Mick Pointer (ex-Marillion). Other members are John Mitchell (It Bites, Frost), John Jowitt (ex-IQ) and Paul Manzi, the new singer. Musically the band's style ranges from symphonic to hard rock. At the end of last year, they released their latest CD “The Seventh Degree of Separation”. This album shows that the band is still one of the top bands in progressive rock.
HAKEN is one of the most exciting sounds to emerge from the modern progressive movement. Formed in 2007, Haken is a virtuoso and eclectic progressive rock/metal band from London, England, comprising some of the country's finest young musicians. Within months of their first show in July 2007, Haken were billed in support of Riverside. Since then they have performed headlining sets to packed houses around London. They also performed on many prestige festivals as Progpower, Summers End and Loreley’s Night of the Prog. The band melds metal with progressive rock, drawing influences from contemporary bands like Dream Theater and Shadow Gallery as well as "old school" icons Genesis and Queen. Their debut CD “Aquarius” was well received in Europe, Japan and the states. In October 2011 they released “Visions”. This CD gets even better responses as their debut. Press in the UK and the rest of the world are convinced: Haken is the future of prog-metal !!
SUN CAGED is a progressive metal band originating in The Netherlands. Sun Caged is formed by ex-Lemur Voice guitarist Marcel Coenen in the spring of 1999. Taking influences from artists in the metal genre such as Dream Theater, and even Iron Maiden, Sun Caged has a unique sound which also incorporates influences from jazz and fusion. They have performed as support acts for bands such as Vanden Plas, Queensrÿche, Spock's Beard, and Fates Warning. The band released 3 albums, a self-titled debut, their second album “Artemisia”, and in Junë 2011 they released their latest effort “The Lotus Effect”. All albums received critical acclaim from the media.
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