Progressive Rock 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
Progressive metal, Space rock, Britpop

2
148 59
Steven Wilson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Krautrock, Industrial rock, Electronic music

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87 36
Riverside is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Kentecu1992 added Progressive metal, Heavy metal, Progressive rock

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58 19
Haken is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Progressive metal, Progressive rock

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134 74
The Mars Volta is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Krautrock, Noise rock, Space rock

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57 21
Opeth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Doom metal, Thrash metal, Progressive metal

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64 29
Transatlantic is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Progressive metal, Progressive rock, Symphonic rock

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45 21
Blackfield is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Rock music, Pop rock, Alternative rock

9
34 14
The Flower Kings is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Progressive rock

10
63 39
Big Big Train is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
New Prog, Progressive rock, Post-rock

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62 39
Anathema is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Doom metal, Death-doom, New Prog

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31 13
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
85 61
Coheed and Cambria is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Pop punk, Progressive metal, Rock music

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61 41
The Pineapple Thief is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
New Prog, Alternative rock, Progressive rock

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102 80
Muse is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Space rock, Rock music, Electronic music

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25 12
Airbag is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Pop punk

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27 14
Neal Morse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Petri Tapio Tynkkynen added Neo-progressive rock, Christian music, Progressive metal

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17 5
Spock's Beard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Mike Reiss added Neo-progressive rock, Progressive metal, Rock music

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51 37
Karnivool is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Nu metal, Progressive metal, New Prog

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26 14
Frost is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Neo-progressive rock, Progressive rock

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23 12
The Tangent is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Progressive rock

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45 34
Gazpacho is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
New Wave, New Prog, Soft rock

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14 5
Marillion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Nick Prince added Neo-progressive rock, Acoustic music, Pop rock

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24 18
Fair to Midland is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Progressive metal, Rock music, New Prog

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20 15
Circa Survive is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Neo-progressive rock, Rock music, Emo

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11 6
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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24 20
Pure Reason Revolution is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Electronic music, New Prog, Alternative rock

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15 14
Mechanical Poet is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Progressive metal, New Prog, Heavy metal

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20 20
Mew is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Shoegazing, New Prog, Experimental rock

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18 18
Chon is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Willy Clark added

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2 1
OH. is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
alanwaits added Progressive Metal, Progressive Rock

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10 10
Black Mountain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Neo-progressive rock, Space rock, Heavy metal

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7 7
Others by No One is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Alex Silcott added

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11 12
District 97 is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
matt-jones added

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18 20
Amplifier is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Progressive metal, Space rock, New Prog

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9 10
North Atlantic Oscillation is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
New Prog, Progressive rock, Electronica

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15 17
Archive is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Progressive music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

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10 12
The Enid is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Kentecu1992 added Rock music, Progressive rock, Symphonic rock

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15 18
White Denim is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Garage rock, New Prog, Experimental rock

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15 18
Umphrey’s McGee is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Rock music, Jam band, Progressive rock

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2 3
Thank You Scientist is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Zooropa_Station added Progressive Rock, Jazz Fusion

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8 10
Edison's Children is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Neo-progressive rock, Acoustic music, Alternative rock

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14 17
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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 ...

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7 9
Deep Limbic System is listed (or ranked) 44 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!

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11 14
The Fall of Troy is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
passionsears added Pop punk, Mathcore, Rock music

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9 12
The Secret Machines is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Space rock, New Prog, Alternative rock

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8 11
Battles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Dance-punk, New Prog, Experimental rock

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2 4
Dorje is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
randomguy02 added

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2 4
O.R.k. is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
catch water added

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6 9
Three is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best New Prog Bands
Rock music, Rockabilly, New Prog