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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 progressive 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.

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

2
161 62
Steven Wilson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Krautrock, Industrial rock, Electronic music

3
67 22
Haken is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Progressive metal, Progressive rock

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94 41
Riverside is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Kentecu1992 added Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

5
66 23
Opeth is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal

6
144 78
The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock

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68 33
Transatlantic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Progressive metal, Progressive rock, Symphonic rock

8
49 22
Blackfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

9
39 16
The Flower Kings is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Progressive rock

10
68 42
Big Big Train is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
New Prog, Progressive rock, Post-rock

11
93 65
Coheed and Cambria is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Pop punk, Progressive metal, Rock music

12
34 15
Ayreon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Progressive metal, Rock opera, Space rock

13
64 43
The Pineapple Thief is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
New Prog, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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64 44
Anathema is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Doom metal, Death-doom, New Prog

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28 14
Frost is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Neo-progressive rock, Progressive rock

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18 6
Marillion is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Nick Prince added Neo-progressive rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock

17
19 7
Spock's Beard is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Mike Reiss added Neo-progressive rock, Progressive metal, Rock music

18
53 39
Karnivool is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Nu metal, Progressive metal, New Prog

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30 18
Neal Morse is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Neo-progressive rock, Christian music, Progressive metal

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104 89
Muse is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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24 13
The Tangent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Progressive rock

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25 15
Airbag is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Pop punk

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45 35
Gazpacho is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
New Wave, New Prog, Soft rock

24
25 21
Pure Reason Revolution is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Electronic music, New Prog, Alternative rock

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24 20
Fair to Midland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Progressive metal, Rock music, New Prog

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12 8
Leprous is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
1516882198400 added Progressive metal, Black metal, Progressive rock

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20 17
Circa Survive is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Emo

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21 20
Chon is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Willy Clark added

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16 15
Mechanical Poet is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Progressive metal, New Prog, Heavy metal

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20 21
Mew is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Shoegazing, New Prog, Experimental rock

31
14 15
The Fall of Troy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Pop punk, Mathcore, Rock music

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4 4
Thank You Scientist is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Zooropa_Station added Progressive Rock, Jazz Fusion

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2 2
OH. is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
alanwaits added Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock

34
7 8
Others by No One is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Alex Silcott added

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18 21
Amplifier is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Progressive metal, Space rock, New Prog

36
11 13
District 97 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
matt-jones added

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10 12
Black Mountain is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Neo-progressive rock, Space rock, Heavy metal

38
15 18
Archive is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Progressive music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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9 11
North Atlantic Oscillation is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
New Prog, Progressive rock, Electronica

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3 4
O.R.k. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
catch water added

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0 1
Farmhouse Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
aal99 added

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0 1
Farmhouse Odyssey is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
aal99 added

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10 13
Knight Area is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Neo-progressive rock

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10 13
The Enid is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Kentecu1992 added Rock music, Progressive rock, Symphonic rock

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15 19
White Denim is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Garage rock, New Prog, Experimental rock

46
15 19
Umphrey’s McGee is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Rock music, Jam band, Progressive rock

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9 12
Kino is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Neo-progressive rock, Pop rock, Progressive rock

48
14 18
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pearl-thatsmy-jamson added 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. Two dudes making music while enjoying the deliciousness of a moment.

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8 11
Edison's Children is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Neo-progressive rock, Acoustic music, Alternative rock

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7 10
Deep Limbic System is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
sergio-sunga-ii added Modern Progressive Rock - New mexican progressive rock band. If you are into Opeth, Riverside, Porcupine Tree, or Anathema, check this out!