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PIXIE NINJA is the creation of two individuals with a huge appetite for Scandinavian progressive music - Jostein Haugen and Marius Leirånes. Playing together in various projects since 2008, they began to work on Ultrasound, PIXIE NINJA’s debut album, in 2015. Marius and Jostein played guitar, bass and keyboards. The album was produced by Mattias Olsson (Necromonkey, Änglagård), who was also responsible for drums, percussion and other instruments. What emerged was an eclectic mix of heavy ambient, electronica and symphonic rock, all rendered with a strong cinematic feel.

When Ultrasound was released in 2017, Marius and Jostein never intended to perform the material live. However, they later received so many requests for live shows, that they decided to make it happen. In February, 2018, Marius and Jostein asked Mattias Olsson to join the band on drums and Fredrik Klingwall to be the band’s new keyboard maestro. They met up at Roth-Händle Studios in May and started rehearsing for live shows.

ProgDay is happy to host Pixie Ninja for its first performance in the U.S.!

Soften The Glare photo

SOFTEN THE GLARE is what happens when different worlds collide. Guitarist Bon Lozaga has made a name for himself among jazz/rock and progressive rock fans with his work in Pierre Moerlen’s Gong, Gongzilla and Tiny Boxes. He has also forayed into the jamband scene, playing with moe. and Umphreys McGee. Ryan Martinie is known as the bass player for Mudvayne, a heavy metal band that achieved global success. Now, along with drummer Mitch Hull, they form SOFTEN THE GLARE, an instrumental trio with elements of metal, jazz. funk, symphonic progressive and a
touch of chaos!

Plans Are Being Made For ProgDay 2018.

(March 11, 2018)

Plans for ProgDay 2018 are underway. Please check back later for more information.

Until our first band announcements are made, we will keep the music, band pages and information from last year's 23rd edition available on the ProgDay website.

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