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The Best New Prog Bands 

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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
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Steven Wilson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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The Pineapple Thief is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Opeth is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Riverside is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Big Big Train is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Anathema is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Haken is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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King Crimson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Transatlantic is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Coheed and Cambria is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Marillion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Ayreon is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Muse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Spock's Beard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Gazpacho is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Blackfield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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The Flower Kings is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Karnivool is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Neal Morse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Airbag is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Frost is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Thank You Scientist is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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Chon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
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