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Maschera Di Cera, La

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Led by Fabio Zuffanti, La Maschera di Cera lead the new wave of Italian progressives.

Founded: 2002

Location: Genoa, Italy

Website: La Maschera Di Cera official blogsite

Maxophone

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Milan-based band had their eponymous album also released in the USA, with English lyrics.

Founded: 1973

Location: Milan, Italy

Website: Maxophone

Museo Rosenbach

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Another band from the province of Liguria, Museo Rosenbach released one exemplary album of Italian prog before disbanding.

Founded: 1972

Location: Bordighera, Liguria

Website: Museo Rosenbach Prog band

New Trolls

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Perhaps Italy's greatest prog band?

Founded: 1967

Location: Genova, Italy

Website: NEW TROLLS

New Trolls Atomic System

Off-shoot of the New Trolls.

Founded: 1973

Location: Genoa, Italy

Orme, Le

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One of Italy's first and finest progressive rock bands, featuring the talents of Aldo Tagliapietra, Michi Dei Rossi and Tony Pagliuca.

Founded: 1966

Location: Marghera, Venice, Italy

Website: Le Orme - official website

Osanna

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Another of Italy's legendary progressive groups, the band featured Danilo Rustici and Elio D'Anna.

Founded: 1971

Location: Naples, Italy

Website: Osanna

PFM to play Chicago 4/6

"Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM) (translation: Award-winning Marconi Bakery) is an Italian progressive rock band. They were the first Italian group to have success abroad, entering both the British and American charts. Between 1973 and 1977 they released five albums with English lyrics. They also had several successful European and American tours, playing at the popular Reading Festival in England and on a very popular national television program in the U.S.A.

Premiata Forneria Marconi (PFM)

Prematia Forneria Marconi, or roughly "Marconi's Award-Winning Bakery", the most successful of the Italian Prog bands.

Founded: 1970

Location: Milano, Italy

Website: PFM - Premiata Forneria Marconi Official Site

Quella Vecchia Locanda

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QVL's first album may be the finest example of "Italian Prog". Their name translates to "that old inn", a reference to where the group had their rehearsals.

Founded: 1972

Location: Rome, Italy

Website: MySpace