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    I used to listen to the Perpetual Motion forum, about prog metal, back in the late 90s/early tens. Then the board split into two different boards each with the same name. Eventually, I gave up trying to keep up with either. Anyone know what the/a main prog metal forum is these days? I don't listen to much prog metal these days but wouldn't mind checking out the scene again to see what's up. Hopefully fewer Italian bands trying to sound like Dream Theater now!

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    The Perpetual Motion boards still exist, but like you said, they sort of split into more than 1.

    The Perp Board even has an offshoot FB group
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1869963356655419/

    Otherwise there's a lot of Prog Metal discussion
    http://www.ultimatemetal.com/forum/f...progpower-usa/
    http://www.dreamtheaterforums.org/bo....php?board=6.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I used to listen to the Perpetual Motion forum, about prog metal, back in the late 90s/early tens. Then the board split into two different boards each with the same name. Eventually, I gave up trying to keep up with either. Anyone know what the/a main prog metal forum is these days? I don't listen to much prog metal these days but wouldn't mind checking out the scene again to see what's up. Hopefully fewer Italian bands trying to sound like Dream Theater now!
    Haha, I was a frequent poster there circa the late '90s-early '00s, too. I remember you from over there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropforge View Post
    Haha, I was a frequent poster there circa the late '90s-early '00s, too. I remember you from over there.
    Do you? For a pretty long time I used this (or something close to it, but smaller!) as my avatar. What name did you use?:


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    Same one: dropforge.

    Is that Roddy Wakeman?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dropforge View Post
    Same one: dropforge.

    Is that Roddy Wakeman?
    No, it's the blonde guy from The Bay City Rollers.

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    Unfortunately, many in the prog metal community have abandoned forums for Facebook, so there isn't as much discussion as there used to be. The ProgPower USA forum is worth going to if just to see the organizer's year end Top 50 list for the year. (Not all prog metal, but a good summary of probably the best releases and maybe some stuff you haven't heard from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    No, it's the blonde guy from The Bay City Rollers.
    That's a good look for you, spot on! You should use it here as your avatar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DocProgger View Post
    That's a good look for you, spot on! You should use it here as your avatar.
    LOL. Don't know if I can change from Dr. Zaius, but the Bay City Rollers guy used to freak out Michael Popke, perhaps the most famous poster at Perpetual Motion! Man, did he love prog metal!

    Or is it LarryD I'm thinking of? I see he's still on PMRising!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKL2000 View Post
    I used to listen to the Perpetual Motion forum, about prog metal, back in the late 90s/early tens. Then the board split into two different boards each with the same name. Eventually, I gave up trying to keep up with either. Anyone know what the/a main prog metal forum is these days? I don't listen to much prog metal these days but wouldn't mind checking out the scene again to see what's up. Hopefully fewer Italian bands trying to sound like Dream Theater now!
    I don't know if you are still looking but besides the forums mentioned, the reddit progmetal forum might interest you. It's very active so that's a plus:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/progmetal/

    I'm actually curious to know what other progressive (metal or non metal) forums people here check out as well. If you read German this is a good one: https://powermetal.de/forum/viewforu...db799e0540078a

    If you read Italian this one is good too: http://www.truemetal.it/forum/forums/progressive.25/

    Does anyone else have suggestions?

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    Any other suggestions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tribalfusion View Post
    Any other suggestions?
    Usenet!!

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!fo...al.progressive
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