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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 {#nodes}
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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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Steven Wilson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Steven Wilson Krautrock, Industrial rock, Electronic music

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The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
The Mars Volta Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock

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

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Transatlantic is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Transatlantic Progressive metal, Progressive rock, Symphonic rock

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

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Haken is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Haken Progressive metal, Progressive rock

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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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Muse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Muse Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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Coheed and Cambria is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Coheed and Cambria Pop punk, Progressive metal, Rock music

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The Pineapple Thief is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
The Pineapple Thief New Prog, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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Anathema is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Anathema Doom metal, Death-doom, New Prog

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Gazpacho is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Gazpacho New Wave, New Prog, Soft rock

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Karnivool is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Karnivool Nu metal, Progressive metal, New Prog

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

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

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The Flower Kings is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added The Flower Kings Progressive rock

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Blackfield is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Blackfield Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

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Frost is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Frost Neo-progressive rock, Progressive rock

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

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

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

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Others by No One is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Alex Silcott added Others by No One

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Circa Survive is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Circa Survive Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Emo

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The Tangent is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added The Tangent Progressive rock

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Violent Silence is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
schlurp added Violent Silence Thrash metal, Progressive rock, Art rock

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Black Mountain is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Black Mountain Neo-progressive rock, Space rock, Heavy metal

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pearl-thatsmy-jamson added 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 ...

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Chon is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Willy Clark added Chon

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The Fall of Troy is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added The Fall of Troy Pop punk, Mathcore, Rock music

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Dorje is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
randomguy02 added Dorje

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Inner Side is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
marymetal added Inner Side

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Mew is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Mew Shoegazing, New Prog, Experimental rock

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Umphrey’s McGee is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Umphrey’s McGee Rock music, Jam band, Progressive rock

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Battles is listed (or ranked) 35 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) 36 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
White Denim Garage rock, New Prog, Experimental rock

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Archive is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Archive Progressive music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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Dorje is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
randomguy02 added Dorje

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Dorje is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
randomguy02 added Dorje

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Knight Area is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Knight Area Neo-progressive rock

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District 97 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
matt-jones added District 97

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The Enid is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Kentecu1992 added The Enid Rock music, Progressive rock, Symphonic rock

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Deep Limbic System is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
sergio-sunga-ii added Deep Limbic System Modern Progressive Rock - New mexican progressive rock band. If you are into Opeth, Riverside, Porcupine Tree, or Anathema, check this out!

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North Atlantic Oscillation is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
North Atlantic Oscillation New Prog, Progressive rock, Electronica

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Amplifier is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Amplifier Progressive metal, Space rock, New Prog

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The Secret Machines is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
The Secret Machines Space rock, New Prog, Alternative rock

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Demians is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Demians Alternative rock, Art rock, Alternative metal

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Biffy Clyro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Biffy Clyro Pop punk, Emo, Grunge

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Motorpsycho is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Motorpsycho Country rock, Jazz fusion, Jam band

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Dirty Projectors is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Dirty Projectors New Prog, Experimental rock, Afrobeat