Valdez and Lines in the Sky signed for ROSfest 2018!

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Threshold signed for ROSfest 2018


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Brand X signed for ROSFest 2018

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Italian legends Premiata Forneria Marconi signed to ROSfest 2018

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Italian band BAROCK PROJECT signed for ROSFest 2018

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Hungarian band Special Providence signed to RoSfest 2018

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US band Shadow Merchant signed for the ROSfest 2018 After Party Events

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US band PERFECT BEINGS signed to ROSfest 2018

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US band CELL 15 signed to ROSfest 2018

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US band DISTRICT 97 returns to ROSfest in 2018

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Peruvian band FLOR DE LOTO signed for ROSFest 2018!

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US band CELL 15 signed to ROSfest 2018

US band CELL 15 signed to ROSfest 2018

We are pleased to announce that US band Cell 15 have signed for the 2018 edition of the Rites of Spring festival, and that they will be the opening band on Saturday May 5th. Cell 15 started out as the creative vehicle and one-man band side venture of composer and...

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US band DISTRICT 97 returns to ROSfest in 2018

US band DISTRICT 97 returns to ROSfest in 2018

We are excited to announce that US band District 97 will return to ROSfest in 2018! What’s more, they’ll be opening the festival on Friday night. District 97 was fresh and up and coming when they played for us in 2011, having just recently signed to prestigious...

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Peruvian band FLOR DE LOTO signed for ROSFest 2018!

Peruvian band FLOR DE LOTO signed for ROSFest 2018!

We are happy to announce, pending permits to be granted by the US government, that Peruvian band Flor de Loto has been signed for ROSFest 2018! They will appear as the third band on Sunday, May 6th. Progressive rock is alive and well on the South American continent,...

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A Note From George!

A Note From George!

RoSfest 2017 was a great success and we could not have done it without all of you! It was great to hear so many good comments from our patrons about the sound, acoustics and especially the new LED video wall. We promise to bring back that sweet technology to RoSfest...

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Swedish band MOON SAFARI to headline at ROSfest 2017

Swedish band MOON SAFARI to headline at ROSfest 2017

We're glad to announce the return of Swedish band Moon Safari to the 2017 edition of ROSfest as the Friday night headliner. Moon Safari was formed back in 2003 and have steadily built an audience through memorable albums and live performances.  With more than half a...

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US band Evership announced for ROSfest 2017

US band Evership announced for ROSfest 2017

  Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, this is a band formed around the talents of composer and musician Shane Atkinson. Although an active presence in the music scene in the 1990's, Shane took an extended break away from music but found himself steadily writing...

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UK band KYROS returns to ROSfest in 2017

UK band KYROS returns to ROSfest in 2017

We're very happy to announce the return of UK band KYROS to ROSfest for 2017! For those of you who don't recognize the band name, they performed with us as Synaesthesia in 2015. This young British band went down a storm when they played for us in 2015, both their...

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RoSfest tickets on sale today at 12:00 noon.

ROsfest presents - Brand X - Threshold - PFM - Special Providence - Flor De Loto - Barock Project - District 97 - Cell 15 - Perfect Beings - Valdez - Lines in The Sky and Shadow Merchant.

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So today KE started recording keeper drum tracks for our second epic on our new CD The Face of Life. Michael did some great work, very intuitive and clever drumming as we got most of the opening movement's drum tracks done. Mark was out sick but he'll be back helping us get our act together very soon.

I got word from CD Baby that they are sold out of our first CD Powered by Light, and I'm sending them more. Thanks to those who have purchased it. If you are not familiar with that record and would like to hear it, it's on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=rPZmVc6QfqE&list=PLXNTLMz6lbGv3fcmpYO7BABMQxLJwlXoY
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I'm extremely pleased and excited that Valdez will be playing. Simon does fantastic at whatever he touches. PMF are legendary. District 97 are amazing. Barock Project looks to be a fantastic band. I can't wait to get my hands on their cds. Threshold are amazing. This is going to be one fantastic weekend. ... See MoreSee Less

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An awesome review for Threshold's newest album, "Legends of the Shires". Hear it performed live at RoSfest 2018! Buy your gold tickets now! Review posted in www.progarchives.com

It was something of a shock to fans of the band when it was announced that they had parted ways with their singer Damian Wilson, for the third time. At the same time, Richard and Karl had decided that they wanted to take the band musically back to more of where they used to be in the Nineties, which led them to wondering what Glynn Morgan was doing? Glynn of course sang on 'Psychedelicatessen' in 1994, as well as the ensuing live album, but had also been involved in bits and pieces with the guys through the years. A decision was also made to just have one guitarist and reduce to a five-piece, so the line-up was Glynn (vocals), Richard (keys, backing vocals), Karl (guitar, backing vocals), Johannes (drums, backing vocals) and Steve (bass, backing vocals). But, that wasn't all, as the guys also invited original bassist Jon Jeary in to provide vocals on one song. Jon was in the band for many years, and I always felt that his vocals in the live environment were incredibly important to the overall sound, so it is wonderful to see him involved again, even if it is just for a cameo.

With these changes made, great artwork and a double CD, the guys knew that this had to be an epic release, as anything less than that would be seen to be a failure. So it's probably just as well that they have released their most varied and dynamic album for years, possibly their finest yet. This album has far more depth and breadth than we have heard in recent years, with Richard more to the fore, and much more melody and straight progressive tendencies backed up by strong guitars as opposed to crunching riffs that have the edge removed as has sometimes been the case in the past.

This is well thought out and constructed music, and shows that although they still inhabit the more metallic end of the prog metal spectrum than bands such as Dream Theater, they still know exactly how to satisfy the progheads. Moving back to a more progressive style, and changing singers, is obviously a risk but it has paid off with this album making the Top #5 of the UK Rock Charts, and entering Sweden, Germany and Switzerland in the Top 15, and getting to #31 in Austria. Threshold have taken a breath, decided how they want to move forward and have grabbed it with both hands. They are touring in November and December across Europe and the UK, ending at the 02 Islington Academy, and that will be a tour not to miss. Now all I must do is convince Karl he ought to come down here?

This is an absolutely essential indispensable album.

Review by kev rowland
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