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Agents of Mercy

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Led by Roine Stolt and Nad Sylvan, Agents of Mercy music also feature Jonas Reingold and Lalle Larsson from Karmakanic.

Founded: 2009

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Website: Agents of Mercy

Allen, Daevid

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aka Dingo Virgin, El Alien, Bert Camembert, Zero, etc... Daevid Allen is one of the most longstanding, colorful and prolific artists of the progressive era. Leaving his native Australia in the early 1960s, Allen had already experienced the beats of Paris before arriving in Canterbury, where as luck would have it, he ended up as a border at Honor Wyatt's home. In between trips to Majorca, Spain, the Soft Machine was eventually born at the very beginning of London's underground era. Allen was left in France, but only to witness the student riots of 1968.

Founded: 1938

Location: Melborne, Australia

Website: DAEVID ALLEN

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District 97

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Okay, I'm biased, but please do check them out.

Founded: 2007

Location: Oak Park, Illinois

Website: District 97

Gabriel, Peter

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Founding member of Genesis, Peter Gabriel left after their epic Lamb Lies Down On Broadway album for a solo career. After being dropped by Atco, Mercury Records released his ground-breaking third album in 1980, and since then his career has taken off in ways unimaginable, both artistically and commercially. Gabriel also runs his Real World studio and record label, dedicated assisting musicians from all over the world reach audiences outside their native geography. A truly visionary artist.

Founded: 1950

Location: Chobham, Surrey, England

Website: Peter Gabriel

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Gong

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Refused entry to the UK, former Soft Machiner Daevid Allen remained in France and started Gong. Their earliest recordings take a cue from Barrett-era Floyd, but the hypnotic Continental Circus is underrated. Always maintaining a fluid line-up, things congealed enough for the classic Radio Gnome trilogy of albums. By 1975 however, Allen and Smyth headed down to Majorca, and the silliness subsided. Eventually Pierre Moerlen took over the helm, veering off into a full-fledged fusion outfit.

Founded: 1969

Location: Paris, France

Website: Planet Gong: Cyber-home of Gong, GAS and Gliss

Hammill, Peter

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Mr. Van Der Graaf Generator

Founded: 1948

Location: London, England

Website: Welcome to Sofa Sound

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Invisible Opera Company Of Tibet (Tropical Version Brazil)

Brazilian version, led by guitarist Fabio Golfetti, with Renato Mello on keyboards and Claudio Souza on drums. See Violeta De Outno

Founded: 1993

Location: São Paulo, Brasil

Website: Violeta de Outono & Invisible Opera Company of Brazil

Kraan

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Happiest band from Germany. When will the "jam band" audience find them?

Founded: 1970

Location: Berlin, Germany

Website: Homepage der Band Kraan

Maschera Di Cera, La

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Led by Fabio Zuffanti, La Maschera di Cera lead the new wave of Italian progressives.

Founded: 2002

Location: Genoa, Italy

Website: La Maschera Di Cera official blogsite

Opeth

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From heavy metal prodigies to prog rockers, Opeth are peerless among current rock bands.

Founded: 1990

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Website: Opeth - Official Website - Home