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June 25th, 2011
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I saw the Trio a few years ago. Fun. Nice cover of "Smoke on the Water". That's six of eight bands officially announced.

M?rglbl Tears It Up At ProgDay 2011!

Consisting of guitar master CHRISTOPHE GODIN, bassist IVAN ROUGNY and drummer JEAN-PIERRE FREL?ZEAU, THE M?RGLBL TRIO released their first album in 1998. "The M?rglbl Trio !!" offered a guitar-driven instrumental combination of jazz and metal served up with dollops of humor that was well received by critics and fans. The heavier "Bienvenue ? M?rglbl Land" was released in 1999 to even greater acclaim. The momentum of other projects led to the end of THE M?RGLBL TRIO in 2000, but everyone stayed in touch.
In 2005, while working together on "Christophe Godin's Metal Kartoon," the members found renewed interest in their old band. They reformed as M?RGLBL and released their third album, "Gr?tesk," in 2007.

French music scene veteran AUR?LIEN OUZOULIAS took over the drum chair in late 2007, and the band went on to deliver a striking set at NEARfest in 2008. Since then they have released "J?zz For The Deaf," and have become renowned for their take on high-energy, prog/metal/fusion. As anyone at NEARfest X that Sunday morning can tell you, M?RGLBL at ProgDay will be a performance you won't want to miss!

M?RGLBL (France) joins THE REBEL WHEEL (Canada), U? JSME DOMA (Czech Republic), PANZERBALLETT (Germany), QUANTUM FANTAY (Belgium) and FIBONACCI SEQUENCE (US) at this year's ProgDay, the longest running progressive rock festival in the world. ProgDay's 17th edition will take place on Saturday, September 3, and Sunday, September 4 at Storybook Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. For more information, and to hear music from all of this year's bands, please visit us at www.progday.net.

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