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Half Past Four

What are your musical influences? Constantin: King Crimson, Jethro Tull, Gentle Giant, Frank Zappa, Yes, Genesis - Kyree: And a little bit of Kate Bush as well. Are you answering this for yourself, Costya, or for the entire band? Constantin: I'm answering for the...

Centrifuge

What are your musical influences? Peter: Rush, Genesis, and some neo-prog bands like IQ and Marillion. “Yes”, too. Denis: My influences are bands like Rush, Van Halen, Kiss, The Police to Frank Zappa. How often do you guys rehearse? Peter: Two times a week usually....

Jabberwock

What are your musical influences? We all have fairly eclectic tastes in music, but where we all have common ground is in the realm of prog rock/jazz rock. That could be anything from The Mahavishnu Orchestra, Chick Corea Electric Band, King Crimson, Yes, Frank Zappa,...

SPECTRAL

What are your influences? John (bass): Each member of our band embodies a wide variety of musical genres, including progressive metal/rock, jazz, classical and extreme metal to name a few. Some of the bands that we are greatly fond of are Periphery, Tesseract, Haken...

Maurizio Guarini Circle

How did you start your musical career and how did it develop over time? After a few years playing with several local rock bands, I started earnest in 1974 with my very first official tour. At that time I was playing jazz rock, but I had the chance to tour with a more...

Mabachus

What are your influences? Generally speaking, King Crimson, as well as movie scores. Specifically, Dave takes a lot of his inspiration from jazz drummers, such as Buddy Rich, and Sandra is vocally influenced by Matthew Bellamy and Mike Patton. Actually, who are we...

5/4 News – NEW WEBSITE

Greetings from 5/4 Prog Fest, this is our new website. At this point, everything is pretty raw - we are yet to take interviews with the bands and update the merch section, but stay tuned for exciting updates!

Driftglass

What are your influences? All six of us are influenced by different bands ranging from prog and classic rock, to jazz and blues to extreme metal. There are a lot of common threads, of course, such as Dream Theater, Opeth, Iron Maiden and more. What does progressive...

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