Romantic Warriors – A Progressive Music Saga

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In the early 1970s, Richard Nixon was in the White House. U.S. troops were fighting in Vietnam and progressive rock music from bands like Yes, King Crimson and Genesis conquered the earth. But time marches on and music trends change. The war ended and in the span of a few years progressive rock faded from […]

In the early 1970s, Richard Nixon was in the White House. U.S. troops were fighting in Vietnam and progressive rock music from bands like Yes, King Crimson and Genesis conquered the earth. But time marches on and music trends change. The war ended and in the span of a few years progressive rock faded from the landscape. Still, this new documentary by award winning documentarian Adele Schmidt and progressive rock blogger José Zegarra Holder proves it didn’t disappear. “Romantic Warriors” is an engaging look into the world of today’s progressive rock movement. From bands, label owners, festival organizers and the fans themselves, a cross-section of who and what comprises this vibrant community is examined via performance footage and interviews. While the music’s cross-cultural appeal receives due coverage, the Eastern United States and the Baltimore-Philadelphia region, specifically, are acknowledged as the cradle of Prog’s post-1970s artistic renaissance. The filmmakers follow 10 contemporary bands from Baltimore to Mexico City, whose members profess both their inspirations and ongoing devotions to the genre. What challenges is progressive music facing today? What keeps it alive, and why is it important?
Here you will find some answers.

Featuring Roine Stolt, Fabio Zuffanti, Gary Green, Cabezas De Cera, Cheer-Accident, Deluge Grander, D.F.A., Karmakanic, La Maschera Di Cera, Oblivion Sun ,Phideaux, Qui, Rob Martino ———
“Romantic Warriors does not claim to resume an undefined genre by itself and its numerous branchings. It simply offers a pretty objective overview of the current situation of progressive music. And perhaps, most of all, it makes people want to discover it.” Jean-Philippe Haas, Progressia.net ———————–

“Highly recommended isn’t enough for this documentary. It really should be in every progressive music fan’s library ASAP!”
Ron Fuchs, Prognaut.com ——–
2011 TIVA-DC Bronze Peer Award, Best Documentary over 30 Min.

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