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Once the best progressive rock bands were firmly established, there were several wave of prog rock that happened after the genre became firmly entrenched in the minds of music listeners. One wave of progessive rock included the new prog era. Also known as new progressive rock bands, these bands emerged in the 2000s, well after the first wave. The new prog rock bands had more of an alternative music influence, but also incorporate progressive rock and have an expansive sound. Unlike other progressive rock bands, new prog bands are more speed metal and punk-driven, which should come as a surprise once you check what are the new progressive rock bands.

So, what are the best new progressive rock bands? For starters, any list of new prog rock bands must include The Mars Volta, Coheed and Cambria and Muse. These bands take traditional prog rock, like the theatricality of the live show and put their own twist on them. These bands are among the biggest in progressive rock, and their status on this list shouldn't be too surprising. These are among the best new prog bands.

That said, it's up to you to determine what are the best new prog rock bands. If you notice that one of the greatest new prog rock bands is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This should include all good new prog rock artists. 
This list answers the questions "who are the best new prog bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest new prog musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular new prog bands that you might've heard of (93 items)

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Porcupine Tree is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Porcupine Tree Progressive metal, Space rock, Britpop

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The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
The Mars Volta Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock

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Steven Wilson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Steven Wilson Krautrock, Industrial rock, Electronic music

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Coheed and Cambria is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Coheed and Cambria Pop punk, Progressive metal, Rock music

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Riverside is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Riverside Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

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Muse is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Muse Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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Anathema is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Anathema Doom metal, Death-doom, New Prog

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Big Big Train is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Big Big Train New Prog, Progressive rock, Post-rock

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The Pineapple Thief is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
The Pineapple Thief New Prog, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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Transatlantic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Transatlantic Progressive metal, Progressive rock, Symphonic rock

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Gazpacho is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Gazpacho New Wave, New Prog, Soft rock

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Karnivool is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Karnivool Nu metal, Progressive metal, New Prog

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Pure Reason Revolution is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Pure Reason Revolution Electronic music, New Prog, Alternative rock

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Fair to Midland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Fair to Midland Progressive metal, Rock music, New Prog

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Frost is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Frost Neo-progressive rock, Progressive rock

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Others by No One is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Prog Bands

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Blackfield is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Blackfield Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Chon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Prog Bands

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Violent Silence is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Violent Silence Thrash metal, Progressive rock, Art rock

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Opeth is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Opeth Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal

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Jitters Experimental, Progressive, Math Rock - Tampa-bred instrumental math-prog duo that plays fast and futuristic melodies, with busy drums and sonic loopage scattered throughout their songs. Their sound is taut and nervous, full of abrupt, jagged instrumental twists and turns.

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Black Mountain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Black Mountain Neo-progressive rock, Space rock, Heavy metal

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The Flower Kings is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
The Flower Kings Progressive rock

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Haken is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Haken Progressive metal, Progressive rock

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Mew is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Mew Shoegazing, New Prog, Experimental rock

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Inner Side is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Prog Bands

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Battles is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Battles Dance-punk, New Prog, Experimental rock

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White Denim is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
White Denim Garage rock, New Prog, Experimental rock

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Airbag is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Airbag Pop punk

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Ayreon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Ayreon Progressive metal, Rock opera, Space rock

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Archive is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Archive Progressive music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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Circa Survive is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Circa Survive Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Emo

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The Tangent is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
The Tangent Progressive rock

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The Fall of Troy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
The Fall of Troy Pop punk, Mathcore, Rock music

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North Atlantic Oscillation is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
North Atlantic Oscillation New Prog, Progressive rock, Electronica

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The Enid is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
The Enid Rock music, Progressive rock, Symphonic rock

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Amplifier is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Amplifier Progressive metal, Space rock, New Prog

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Umphrey’s McGee is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Umphrey’s McGee Rock music, Jam band, Progressive rock

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Biffy Clyro is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Biffy Clyro Pop punk, Emo, Grunge

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Neal Morse is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Neal Morse Neo-progressive rock, Christian music, Progressive metal

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Motorpsycho is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Motorpsycho Country rock, Jazz fusion, Jam band

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Dirty Projectors is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Dirty Projectors New Prog, Experimental rock, Afrobeat

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The Besnard Lakes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
The Besnard Lakes Shoegazing, New Prog, Progressive rock

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Los Hermanos is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Los Hermanos Ska punk, Rock music, New Prog

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Mystery Jets is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Mystery Jets Indie pop, Pop music, New Prog

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Dutch Uncles is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Dutch Uncles Indie pop, New Prog, Progressive rock

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Knight Area is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Knight Area Neo-progressive rock

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Gandalf's Fist is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Prog Bands

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Edison's Children is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Edison's Children Neo-progressive rock, Acoustic music, Alternative rock

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ALPHA 60 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
ALPHA 60 Rock music, New Prog, Alternative rock