Swedish band Anglagard to headline at RoSfest 2017


According to the RoSfest website
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.

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

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  1. Ronald Rice

    Good list.  Very interesting.  I would probably put Foxtrot, Misplaced Childhood and Close to the Edge on my list, as well.  Some others that come to mind for me are Led Zepplin II (liked it much more than LZ1), Jethro Tull Thick as a Brick, and Black Sabbath’s Paranoid.  Paranoid and LZ2 had influence on me wanting to play electric guitar.  Another one you’ll probably laugh at is Styx Equinox, which I thought was a great blend of prog and melody.  Ron

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