I'm pretty sure most of those filed under "progressive metal" are progressive power metal records. I hate to be a genre Nazi but putting out a list of essential prog metal records without including Leviathan, Destroy Erase Improve, or one of the last 3 Death records is... not right.
6/28 Meh-hem Fest
7/9-7/16 Van Halen :|
7/25 Alice in Chains?
9/29-30 Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats