Formed in 1997 in Zurich, Switzerland, Prograss was rapidly known as a somewhat different monster-machine of techno rock. As a consequence of the smart mixture of live played Rock/Metal elements and "on-the-edge" techno loops, the band meets a broad audience: techno lovers and metal heads as well.
The 4 members of Prograss play with sheer energy, which makes the heartbeat of everyone who likes hard music go faster. On the other hand, there are loops to dance to. In switzerland, Prograss played as a supporting act for germans "Such A Surge" as well as for the U.S. band "OverKill". Moreover, they played at the swiss music fair. Apart from other gigs (various open airs) this are the most outstanding showcases.
In 2005, Prograss appeared on the Sampler "Heavy Metal Nation II" with "Spotswatch". In late 2005, Prograss started to build their own little studio, where the recording sessions for the first longplayer FINALIZE started.
2008: With “Finalize” the band has set the finishing mark behind a 10 year period of creating and building up. Fine lyrics combined with a x-large rock sound supported by the Prograss-typical Technopop and authentic groove samples. This intoxicating mixture is taking the listener to a journey into sound one never has heard before.
Impulsive, thrilling, dynamic, merciless and melancholic as well the eleven tracks are rocking the listener. Prograss have found their own unique style which hardly can be defined. Or do you have a label for “Techno - Pop - Rock - Metal”? The bilingual lyrics are entertaining though being critical to state of the present time.
It’s a must for every lover of music to take a listen and will surely be stirred by this special mixture between the english and the italian language. Melodic and if necessary brutal lead and backing vocals are giving a strong statement to every song on the record. The drums are grooving straight and tight, they are the driving engines of each Prograss-song. The guitars are played on the cutting edge. The synthesizers and samples add characteristic attributes every here and there and give the whole sound more colour and depth.
2012: On sunday november 18th 2012, our friend and drummer Mike past away too early after long and serious disease.
2013: On March 24th, the first new Prograss song was released. Phenomena Style - The Human Rhythm Machine. A tribute to our drummer Mike J. Michel.