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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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215 68
Porcupine Tree is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Progressive metal, Space rock, Britpop

2
172 71
Steven Wilson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Krautrock, Industrial rock, Electronic music

3
81 30
Haken is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Progressive metal, Progressive rock

4
104 50
Riverside is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Kentecu1992 added Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

5
157 87
The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock

6
74 32
Opeth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal

7
77 38
Transatlantic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Progressive metal, Progressive rock, Symphonic rock

8
55 28
Blackfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

9
28 8
Marillion is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Nick Prince added Neo-progressive rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock

10
73 46
The Pineapple Thief is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
New Prog, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

11
74 48
Big Big Train is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
New Prog, Progressive rock, Post-rock

12
43 22
The Flower Kings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Progressive rock

13
100 72
Coheed and Cambria is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Pop punk, Progressive metal, Rock music

14
69 48
Anathema is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Doom metal, Death-doom, New Prog

15
35 18
Frost is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Neo-progressive rock, Progressive rock

16
27 11
Spock's Beard is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Mike Reiss added Neo-progressive rock, Progressive metal, Rock music

17
38 21
Ayreon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Progressive metal, Rock opera, Space rock

18
57 42
Karnivool is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Nu metal, Progressive metal, New Prog

19
29 16
Airbag is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Pop punk

20
50 36
Gazpacho is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
New Wave, New Prog, Soft rock

21
35 22
Neal Morse is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Neo-progressive rock, Christian music, Progressive metal

22
26 14
The Tangent is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Progressive rock

23
107 95
Muse is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

24
17 8
Leprous is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
kaelling.music added Progressive metal, Black metal, Progressive rock

25
8 4
Thank You Scientist is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Zooropa_Station added Progressive Rock, Jazz Fusion