Swedish band Anglagard to headline at ROSfest 2017

Swedish band Anglagard to headline at ROSfest 2017

We’re excited to announce that legendary Swedish band Anglagard will be the Sunday night headliner at ROSfest 2017, concluding the festival as the final band.

Anglagard was initially formed in 1991, and in just a few hectic years they released their debut album “Hybris,” played at Progfest in Los Angeles, and released their second album “Epilog.” They then disbanded, although a live album “Buried Alive” surfaced a couple of years later. In 2002 the band reformed, played at festivals in Germany (Freakfest) and the US (Nearfest), and then went into hiatus.

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Since 2008, Anglagard has once again been an active venture. The new line-ups changed on a fairly consistent basis for some time, but a core set of musicians kept the band going. In 2012 they released their long-awaited third studio album “Viljans Oga,” regarded by many as their finest moment. From 2014 and onward the line-up stabilized, consisting of Anna Holmgren (flute, sax), Johan Brand (bass), Tord Lindman (guitars, vocals), Erik Hammarström (drums), Linus Kaase (keyboards) and Jonas Engdeaard (guitars). In recent years they have been booked for the prestigious Cruise to the Edge event twice, in 2015 as well as the upcoming trip in 2017, and they have recently reported that new material is in the works.

Anglagard was one of the driving forces behind the revival of progressive rock in the early 1990’s, and it’s a pleasure for us to welcome them back to the USA for ROSfest 2017. We’re as eagerly looking forward to seeing them live as everyone else, and expect to see a packed house when we have the honor of watching them conclude the 2017 edition of ROSfest.

Änglagård unofficial home page: http://www.anglagard.net
Änglagård official home page: http://www.anglagardrecords.com
Änglagård official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/anglagardrecords

Audio:

Jordrök-Live in Japan

Kung Bore

 

Video:

Äglagård live Norway 2015, Höstsejd, from the album Epilog 1994.

Änglagård live Sweden 2015, Jordrök, from the album Hybris 1992.



 

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UK band The Fierce and the Dead has been signed as the Sunday morning opening band at ROSfest 2017

UK band The Fierce and the Dead has been signed as the Sunday morning opening band at ROSfest 2017

We’re happy to announce that The Fierce and the Dead will be the opening band for Sunday at Rosfest 2017. This slot at the festival is often dubbed The Church of Prog; the truly dedicated audience filling these chairs on an early Sunday morning, receptive to good music and eager to spread the word about it, is the equivalent of a congregation in progressive rock circles.

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The Fierce and the Dead formed accidentally, beginning with the recording of UK artist Matt Stevens’ solo album and instead leading to the formation of a band. This band has become so popular that Matt’s solo career has taken a back seat. After signing with Bad Elephant Records in 2013, the band released their second album “Spooky Action,” followed by the EP “Magnet” in 2015, with more material on the way.

Depending on the point of view, The Fierce and the Dead play either post-punk, post-rock, math metal or a King Crimson-oriented variety of progressive rock. Their songs are instrumental, quirky, fairly difficult to pigeonhole, and at times rather challenging to digest. Despite of, or because of, these traits, their stature has risen steadily in the 6 years since their formation. They’ve received numerous top end placements in the best album of the year lists in 2013, have been nominated as best new act by the Prog Magazine, and have a steadily growing fanbase.

We can’t wait to see this band make their live US debut at ROSfest 2017, and we’re certain that our first-rate audience will give Matt Stevens, Kev Feazey, Stuart Marshall and Steve Cleaton a warm welcome.

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Videos –

Ark

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Magnet In Your Face (rehearsal recording)

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