Wednesday, 4 April 2012


A week early we know but we like to please! 'Battle Scars' is now available
for download. This version also includes yet another 'free' bonus track in
the form of the achingly poignant 'Another Live Not Lived' (Demo) recorded
by Stu and Neil whilst Neil was very ill but never completed for inclusion
on the main album. However, it only seems right to include the track with
the download version of 'Battle Scars' Enjoy....

Battle Scars is here

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GALAHAD – Battle Scars
Release date: April 2012
‘Battle Scars’ is the new studio album from established English rock/progressive band Galahad.
Recorded, engineered and mixed by Karl Groom (Threshold) at Thin Ice studios. ‘Battle Scars’, Galahad’s seventh studio album, shows the band evolving from their well received and critically acclaimed 2007 album ‘Empires Never Last’. ‘Battle Scars’ is the first of two new studio albums from Galahad scheduled for release this year.
‘Battle Scars’ contains a myriad of styles from rock and prog through to techno, ambient and dance sounds via classical arrangements. Throughout, the production is modern and pristine, incorporating powerful, direct guitar riffs, lush keyboard arrangements and occasional quieter passages of subtle beauty, melding together to create an often massively epic sound.
‘Battle Scars’ is Galahad music for the 21st century: very much looking forward but also showing occasional and affectionate nods to the analogue past.
In recognition of the band’s 25 year plus history, a new recording of their classic song Sleepers is included as a bonus track on the CD and download version.
As always, the proof of the pudding is in the listening. Go on, give it a whirl, leave your pre-conceptions at the door and play it loud! We know it’s our best album yet, and hope you agree.
Battle Scars will be available on CD, Download and limited edition high quality 180gm Vinyl LP in a gatefold sleeve.
Track listing:
1. Battle Scars (7.04)
2. Reach for the Sun (3.54)
3. Singularity (7.32)
4. Bitter and Twisted (6.58)
5. Suspended Animation (4.05)
6. Beyond the Barbed Wire (5.30)
7. Seize the Day (8.34)
8. Bonus track: Sleepers 2012 (14.07)
The band:
• Stuart Nicholson – Vocals
• Roy Keyworth – Guitars
• Spencer Luckman – Drums
• Neil Pepper – Bass, guitar & keyboards
• Dean Baker – Keyboards

Friday, 17 February 2012

Confirmation of a Galahad 2012 show

The first confirmed Galagig of 2012:

Ok, Earthtime 13.23! Announcement for Danfest2, November 24th at The Musician, Leicester. The first bands to be confirmed are as follows:

Also Eden



The Gift

Two more will follow, full details will be released very soon with ticket info

Monday, 13 February 2012

Greatest Ever Prog Rock

Yet more activity on the Galahad front........ Galahad are pleased to announce that their track 'Empires Never Last' will feature on a rather nifty compilation entitled 'Greatest Ever Prog Rock' which will be released on the Union Square imprint on the 2nd April 2012. The album is a 3 CD compilation featuring tracks from 40  bands from all eras of Prog including Yes, Camel, Curved Air, Rick Wakeman, Marillion, Colosseum, The Moody Blues, Uriah Heep, Twelfth Night, IQ amongst many others

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

The recording of Battle Scars - an update

Well, 'Battle Scars' is now 99.9% mixed subject to a few minor adjustments here and there and will be mastered in the next couple of weeks or so. It is all sounding very big, fat, heavy, dark, light, uplifting, rocking, dancing, progging, trancing, epic etc, etc... Karl Groom has really excelled himself with this recording totally capturing our vision for this album. In fact we all feel that is easily the best studio album we have ever recorded ( yes, I know we would say  that but we really, really do!) in terms of songwriting, performances, mixing, arrangements and pure sonic quality! Neil is an integral part of this recording and we are sure he would be very proud of what we have achieved with 'Battle Scars'. He's probably looking down on us right now telling us to get on with it! The final track running order is: 1. Battle Scars 2. Reach for the Sun 3. Singularity 4. Bitter and Twisted 5. Suspended Animation 6. Beyond the Barbed Wire 7. Seize the Day Bonus: Sleepers 2012 In fact you can all judge for yourselves once it has been released to the waiting world (!) hopefully around Mid April....2012!! We hope you like it, we certainly do...

Whitchurch 92/93 - Live Archives Vol.2

Many, many moons ago, way back in the early 1990’s, a couple of brothers and very enthusiastic live music fans, Dave and Pete Martin, decided to organise occasional rock shows at the village hall of a small, quiet but idyllic Hampshire village called Whitchurch. They very kindly asked if Galahad would play a few of these gigs after having seen us, I believe, at the London Astoria playing with Pendragon amongst others in 1991. As a result Galahad played several gigs at this bijou, on the face of it unremarkable venue. But these gigs were special, very special, small yes, but with the audience packed in like sardines, the beer flowing freely, hot sweat running down the walls, the atmosphere was electric, strangely reminiscent of some heady times at the Marquee Club in London, which was odd considering we were playing in the most unlikely of venues tucked away deep in the Hampshire countryside. These were some of the most memorable and fun shows the band ever played and we think the members of the incredibly receptive audience would agree, if of course they can remember! Those gigs will always linger long in the memory, Pete and Dave went on to better things in bigger venues, but these gigs were where it all started and will always have a special place within the heart and the history of the band. Fast forward to 2011…and the good news is that these shows were recorded both in audio and video format, plus our dear friends at OSKAR Productions in Poland asked if they could release these now ‘historical’ musical documents, to which we replied ‘of course’ you can. Thus ‘Whitchurch - 92/93 - Live Archives vol. 2’ will be released as a digipak double album featuring an audio CD of the show played by the band on 18 July 1992 and a DVD of the show the band played on the 16 July 1993, which is made all the more poignant as both concerts feature Neil on bass guitar, who was in fine form, as were the rest of us at the time!   More news on release dates, availability etc to follow in due course.

Monday, 19 September 2011

Suspended Animation

Here's a preview of Suspended Animation from the forthcoming Galahad album Battle Scars.
The music was written by Neil Pepper and was mixed for the International Prog Rock Show

The images are mainly of the Loreley concert from September 2011. It was Neil's last gig with the band.

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