In August 2010, Prog Sphere started a compilation series called Progstravaganza. Almost four years later, with 19 released editions (the 20th part will be released by the end of July), with over 430 bands and more than 50,000 downloads, Prog Sphere is compiling the first physical edition of the series.
Prog Sphere invites unsigned bands from all around the world to take part on the physical Progstravaganza edition. In addition to the feature on the sampler, the selected bands will receive special treatment on Prog Sphere’s main website through interviews, reviews, special articles, podcasts, radio features, lyric/photo videos, streamings, advertisements and more, with exposure of 2M views per month. The special addition to this ultimate prog bundle is accompanied with a six-month promotional campaign through Prog Sphere Promotions for each of the artists, plus features in the special Progstravaganza magazine which will be available along with the sampler. One of the artists will get an opportunity to release a full-length album through Prog Sphere.
Artists can get in touch with Prog Sphere by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including a download link of the song (up to 7 minutes long) aimed for the sampler, short biography and links. Submissions for the inclusion on the first Progstravaganza CD release are open until September 10th, 2014.
More information at http://prog-sphere.bandcamp.com – http://www.progstravaganza.com
Prog Sphere’s Progstravaganza progressive rock and metal compilation series have been around since August 2010, and during that time over 400 bands paraded through it. Prog Sphere is currently taking submissions for the jubilee, twentieth edition and bands from all around the world are welcome to take part.
Some of the bands that previously appeared on the Progstravaganza samplers include: Astra, Scale the Summit, The Wrong Object, Exivious, Blotted Science, Soft Machine, Fughu, Galahad, and many more. The twentieth edition will be called Landmarks and besides new bands it will feature some of the artists that were featured on the previous samplers. Prog Sphere is also starting a mini-documentary series titled The Story of Progstravaganza, where some of the artists that were featured in the past will be talking about progressive music today, their work and more. On top of that, every band is showcased with an interview on the Progstravaganza website and is also featured on Prog Sphere’s Progify streaming service.
Artists interested in the Progstravaganza feature should send an email to email@example.com with short biography and links where their music can be previewed. The deadline for submissions is July 20th.