Galahad Releases the 1998 album ‘Following Ghosts’

Well, after what seems like an age we finally have some positive Galahad news to share in the form of the rather beautiful LP release of our 1998 ‘Following Ghosts’ album in no less than THREE colors!…..

“Following on from the release of the very expansive ‘Following Ghosts’ 3CD set last year we are now very pleased to announce that, finally after being delayed somewhat by recent world events and in conjunction with our friends at Oskar Production in Poland, the album will be released as a rather lovely double gatefold vinyl LP for the first time ever.

The version on the LP will be Karl Groom’s 2019 mix which was painstakingly put together from the digitized original two-inch 24 track tapes which date back to 1997. This mix has freshened up the original tracks breathing new life into this twenty-four-year-old album.

The ‘Following Ghosts’ LP is available in several versions including a standard black vinyl version, a limited edition gold version (200 copies only), and a very limited orange and red splatter disc version of which only 100 copies have been pressed.

Each LP also contains a CD of ‘Alternative Ghosts’ which contains recently recorded alternative versions of every track from the original album.

The black and gold versions of the LP are now available to pre-order from our official website. www.galahadonline.com/galahad-merchandise


We hope to commence shipping albums during the first week of October.

The Following Ghosts LP (in all available colors) can also be ordered from the Polish partner ‘Independent Music Market’ official website: independentmusicmarket.com

We are obviously very happy to ship worldwide but our overseas friends need to be aware that because of global increases in postage and carriage costs in the last couple of years or so the carriage costs are higher than we had hoped but you can rest assured that we will only charge the actual cost of postage and packing (in some cases slightly less!) and not mark it up anyway.”

Tracklisting: Side One
1. Myopia (4.53)
2. Imago (5.56)
3. A Short Reflection on Two Past Lives – Part One (3.52)
4. Karma for One (6.05)

Side Two
5. Perfection Personified (4.50)
6. Bug Eye (13.54)

Side Three
7. A Short Reflection on Two Past Lives – Part Two (6.01)
8. Ocean Blue (7.12)
9. Rejuvenation (2.13)
10. Easier Said Than Done (4.29)

Side Four
11. Shine: (14.14) i. Like A Bolt Out of the Blue ii. The Pain She Feels Inside

More info
independentmusicmarket.com
https://www.galahadonline.com/
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The Inaugural “Indian Summer Festival” To Kick Off In Poland This September

The first edition of the Indian Summer Festival will take place in Poznań at the end of summer, on September 26 to 27. Hosted by Independent Music Market and Agencja Oskar, this is a special event designed with progressive rock fans in mind.

Legends and rising stars of the genre will perform on the stage of the historic Zamek Cultural Center. There has never been such an event in Greater Poland before! Indian summer, or gossip in Polish, has a chance to become a new tradition.

The event is two magical evenings at the Zamek Culture Center in Poznań, which will surely fall in the hearts of progressive rock fans for a long time. The cast of the Festival is a mix of rock legends and stars and prog rock, a wide range of styles, and finally, a great opportunity to fulfill your musical dreams and see your favorite, often truly legendary performers on stage!

The festival will take place on September 26-27, 2020, in the beautiful setting of the nineteenth-century Imperial Castle in Poznań. A total of nine bands will appear on stage. The composition promises to be really impressive!

Saturday, September 26, 2020:

More about the festival and artists, tickets, among other things, on their website: (HERE)

The Prog before Xmas – 2018 on Saturday 15th December 2018

Abel Ganz return with annual ‘Prog Before Christmas’ event in 2018!

Last year’s event raised the fantastic sum of almost £2500 on behalf of cancer support charity https://www.maggiescentres.org/

This year – things are being run just a little differently. A five-band bill with two bands in the afternoon, then a break, then three bands in the evening. Our line up looks like this:

Afternoon

Glen Brielle – Hugh Carter’s solo project.
Joined by several close friends in a full band line up, Hugh will debut selections from forthcoming solo release ‘Still’ – a very personal album including epic track The Journey: a musical record of the voyage of discovery that Hugh and his wife Maria set off on after his diagnosis.

Halo Tora – Recently featured in Prog magazine this young and vital band from Glasgow are rightly drawing a great deal of attention. With a fresh and exciting sound, they really do have the the potential to go very far and we are, frankly, fortunate to have them join the bill while it’s still possible to see them up close and personal! The band has just released new album‘Man of Stone: First Chapter’.

Break

Evening

Grand Tour – Hew Montgomery solo project.
Joined by Joe Cairney from Comedy of Errors on lead vocals, and with full band line up, we are absolutely thrilled that this year’s event will feature the first live performances of Hew’s solo material. Playing selections from debut album ‘On the Beach’, and tracks from new, forthcoming album ‘Clocks that tick – but never talk’ this is sure to be a highlight of this year’s event.

Abel Ganz – Organizers / hosts will showcase new material from forthcoming album ‘The Life of The Honey Bee – and other moments of clarity’ as well as some favourites from back catalogue.

Galahad – Headline act.
With a long and illustrious history, Galahad have in recent years released one great album after another! Their 2018 release ‘Seas Of Change’, the follow up to the 2017 ‘Quiet Storms’ album consists of just one massive, hugely ambitious ‘Magnum Opus’ track exceeding 42- minutes of imaginative and dramatic modern Progressive Rock. Nominated for the 2018 UK PROG awards in the ‘UK Band/Artist of the year’ category, Galahad have, astonishingly, never before played in Scotland!

We are so very pleased to welcome all our guest to The Prog Before Xmas 2018 and we hope you will agree that this is sure to be another night to remember!   Please also remember– as ever, the aim is to raise as much money for the Maggie’s charity as we possibly can.

Abel Ganz

The Prog Before Xmas – 2018

Abel Ganz is very pleased to once again stage our ‘Prog Before Christmas’ event in 2018!
As some of you may know – last year’s event, thanks to the generosity of all the bands and audience members, managed to smash our previous total and we raised the fantastic sum of almost £2500 on behalf of cancer care charity https://www.maggiescentres.org/
We are sure you will all by now be aware, we decided to donate all proceeds from our event to this great cause as it has been such an important source of support to our dear friend [and founding member of Abel Ganz] Hugh Carter – who has become something of a champion for this charity. We are very happy indeed to say that this continues to be the case and so we will again be running this year’s show on the same basis.
As has become customary we are delighted to have some very specially invited guests who have agreed to come along to help make this what is sure to be another exceptional event.
This year – we are running things just a little differently. We noticed last year that not everyone could stay on till the end of the night [as the event ran on till 1am]. Some of the feedback we got back was that, for some, a slightly earlier finish would mean people could enjoy all the music and atmosphere of the event and still make it in time for last trains and buses home. We have taken that on board and so this year we will start earlier and finish just a little earlier.
Indeed, by adding one more band to the bill our event now becomes almost a ‘mini’ one day Prog Fest. A five band bill with two bands in the afternoon, then a break, then three bands in the evening. Our line up looks like this:
Afternoon
Glen Brielle – Hugh Carter’s solo project. Joined by several close friends in a full band line up, Hugh will debut selections from forthcoming solo release ‘Still‘ – a very personal album including epic track The Journey: a musical record of the voyage of discovery that Hugh and his wife Maria set off on after his diagnosis.
Halo Tora – Recently featured in Prog magazine this young and vital band from Glasgow are rightly drawing a great deal of attention at the moment. With a fresh and exciting sound, they really do have the potential to go very far and we are, frankly, fortunate to have them join the bill while it’s still possible to see them up close and personal! The band has just released new album ‘Man of Stone: First Chapter’.
Break
Evening
Grand Tour – Hew Montgomery solo project. Joined by Joe Cairney from Comedy of Errors on lead vocals, and with full band line up, we are absolutely thrilled that this year’s event will feature the first live performances of Hew’s solo material. Playing selections from debut album ‘On the Beach’, and tracks from new, forthcoming album ‘Clocks that tick – but never talk’ this is sure to be a highlight of this year’s event.
Abel Ganz – Organizers / hosts will showcase new material from forthcoming album ‘The Life of The Honey Bee – and other moments of clarity’ as well as some favourites from back catalogue.
Galahad – Headline act. With a long and illustrious history, Galahad have in recent years released one great album after another! Their 2018 release ‘Seas Of Change’, the follow up to the 2017 ‘Quiet Storms‘ album consists of just one massive, hugely ambitious ‘Magnum Opus’ track exceeding 42-minutes of imaginative and dramatic modern Progressive Rock. Nominated for the 2018 UK PROG awards in the ‘UK Band/Artist of the year’ category, Galahad have, astonishingly, never before played in Scotland! We are so very pleased to welcome them to The Prog before Xmas and have them remedy that fact!
We hope you will agree that this is sure to be another night to remember and we would remind you all – as before, the aim is to raise as much money for the Maggie’s charity as we possibly can!!
The event will be held on Saturday December 15th in the Drygate Brewery in Glasgow and we expect to have tickets on sale from Sat 25th August. Please come along and enjoy a great night and support the event if you can.

GALAHAD has been nominated for the 2018 UK PROG awards in the ‘UK Band/Artist of the year’ category.

We thought it was about time that we took an opportunity to update everyone about what is happening in the rather busy but very positive Galahad universe at the moment. Here goes…. 2018 UK PROG AWARDS I guess the most exciting thing at the moment is the fact that we’ve been nominated in the ’Best UK Band’ category for the 2018 PROG awards and the following press release has been released on social media:

“Well, what a lovely and most unexpected surprise, we are so pleased and proud to announce that GALAHAD has been nominated for the 2018 UK PROG awards in the ‘UK Band/Artist of the year’ category.

Whilst we are realistic and know that the chance of walking away with the main ‘prize’ is very slim due to some very stiff competition from some great bands, some with much larger fanbases, many of whom we know well and good luck to them all too, we are very pleased and honoured just to be considered and acknowledged for this prestigious and well-regarded award.

Needless to say, if anyone would like to cast their vote in our favor, which would be very much appreciated, here is the link to the relevant web page in order to do so. http://loudersound.com/prog2018

We would also like to this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us for so long and more recently purchased our new ‘Seas of Change’ record which, in all honesty, has exceeded all our expectations, especially in terms of critical acceptance from both fans and reviewers alike. Thus, it seems that after what has been, at times, a very difficult last few years for the band 2018 is turning out to be a great year for GALAHAD and we’re still only in June! “

This was quite unexpected but very welcome and of course if any of you could see your way to vote for us we’d be most appreciative.

Nore News and Updates

SEAS OF CHANGE

‘Seas of Change’ as you will already know was released earlier this year, and to be honest we were slightly worried about what the reaction would be to a single forty-two minute long form track which makes up the main album especially in today’s ‘quick fix’ world but we needn’t have worried as we have been completely overwhelmed by so much positive reaction to the album from fans both new and long-term as well critics which have almost universally given it the thumbs up.

In fact, it’s probably the best reaction of any album we have ever released certainly since ‘Empires’ was released back in 2007. We’d obviously like to thank everyone who has supported us by buying the album and thanks to those who’ve written about it in such glowing terms, it really is very, very much appreciated.

TWELFTH NIGHT – FACT AND FICTION

Our good friends at Twelfth Night have also recently released a new 3CD ‘Definitive edition’ version of their classic ‘Fact and Fiction’ album. What makes this release so interesting is the fact that the third CD contains cover versions of all of the original songs from ‘Fact and Fiction’ and Galahad members feature heavily on this with Galahad providing a brand new version of ‘Fact and Fiction’. Mark Spencer contributing a new version of ‘We Are Sane’ and ‘The Poet Sniff a Flower’ which also feature Lee Abraham on guitar. Dean also provides a new version of ‘This City’ with his other band ‘Coburg’ as well the Electro Sane intro. More details available here: http://twelfthnight.info/?cds=fact-and-fiction-the-definitive-edition

FUTURE PLANS

We are hoping to celebrate 21 years of ‘Following Ghosts’ with a special 3CD re-release in 2019 which will involve the re-recording of several new versions of the songs from the album. This expanded version will also include the original De-Constructing Ghosts album which was originally only limited to 1000 CDs and will certainly help to showcase an extremely musically diverse release indeed. This album will also include new liner notes and brand new artwork. We also have around two dozen new song ideas complete with rough music and vocal guides which will start knocking in to shape in the coming months, so plenty to look forward to in terms of new material.

UP AND COMING SHOWS

We have several more shows lined up for 2018 and a few others in the pipeline. The first few shows of the year seemed to be received very well indeed and the band is sounding tighter and more solid than ever with the addition of Lee Abraham on guitar and Mark Spencer back on bass guitar.

22 June 2018 – Serious Prog Show at the Park Villa Theater, Alphen aan den Reijn, The Netherlands
15 Sept 2018 – Classic Rock Society, Wesley Hall, Maltby, S. Yorks, UK
3 November 2018 – Progressive Rock Festival, Haugesund, Norway|
1 December 2018 – Danfest, The Musician, Leicester, UK

Well, I think we’ve covered just about everything for now. Thanks for your support as ever and please keep an eye on our official website for any new developments.

Wishing you all a great Summer.
All the best from GALAHAD

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