Prog Rock


Le plus grand groupe de rock francais, and we'll pretty much agree. Ange's completely original and unique take on the "progressif" is most definitely and definitively French. Led by vocalist Christian Decamps.

Founded: 1970

Location: Belfort, France

Website: ANGEWEB


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Almost single-handedly, Anglagard reinvigorated the prog rock genre with their 1992 debut Hybris.

Founded: 1991

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Website: Anglagard.net - Änglagård: A Swedish prog rock band


Rod Argent and Russ Ballard's 70s rock outfit.

Founded: 1968

Location: London, England

Website: Rod Argent.com home page

Argent, Rod

Keyboardist and composer of the Zombies and Argent.

Founded: 1945

Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England

Website: Rod Argent.com home page

Arthur Brown Arthur & Vincent Crane

Believe it or not, but Klaus Schulze is responsible for this!

Founded: 1979

Location: London, England


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French symphonic band, well-regarded albums.

Atomic Rooster

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Always driven by Vincent Crane's keyboards, Atomic Rooster road a firm line between the hard and progressive. Crane and drummer Carl Palmer, first together in Arthur Brown's band, made one album before Palmer was off to ELP. The band hit their stride however after John DuCann and Paul Hammond joined. They released two albums in 1971, with vocalist Pete French joining for In Hearing of, generally regarded as their best. That didn't last, as the band was always beset with personnel changes.

Founded: 1969

Location: London, England

Website: Atomic Rooster - A History Of... by Jeannie Crane

Atomic Rooster live

Vocalist Pete French and guitarist Steve Bolton have revived Atomic Rooster. Here's a clip of them performing recently, let's hope the festival circuit picks up on them.


Founded: 1976

Location: Florida


Ex Yes members featured in the first incarnation of the band. Their debut album, recorded live while supporting Yes, has a slight christian slant to the lyrics. Second album saw the arrival of Jackie Lomax. Recorded in New Orleans with Allen Toussaint the album has ditched the progressive for a very soulful approach.

Founded: 1971

Location: London, England