Artiest van de maand augustus 2016
Gandalf’s Fist is an English progrock band founded in 2005 by Dean Marsh (vocals, guitar, synths, mandolin) and Luke Severn (lead and backing vocals). The other bandmembers are Stefan Hepe (drums) and Chris Ewen (bass).
The band draw on their mutual love for the “Golden Era” of Progressive Rock, the New Wave of British Heavy Metal and even Renaissance Folk to create concept albums that are both nostalgically engaging and experimentally innovative in nature. Their album “A Forest of Fey” received critically high praise, with Classic Rock Magazine voting it as 3rd in best Prog Albums 2014.
“The Clockwork Fable” is the second release for Gandalf’s Fist as a four-piece and leads you into the dark and steamy city of Cogtopolis. Also featuring exciting musical contributions from Arjen Lucassen (Ayreon), Blaze Bayley (former Iron Maiden), Dave Oberlé (Gryphon) and Matt Stevens (The Fierce and the Dead).
This steampunk story is told on 3 CD’s and it marks the band hitting their songwriting and creative peak with the CD’s crossing many musical genres and styles. Having now attained cult status among the Progressive Rock scene, Gandalf’s Fist continue to push the boundaries of what can be achieved by hardworking independent musicians, and with their latest release awash with ambition and psychedelic delights, it’s well worth sticking around to see what they’ll conceive next!
Review The Clockwork Fable (the whole story in Dutch) : Esthers Blog
Gandalf’s Fist is chosen as artist of the month by our DJ-Bernie. In every live broadcast in August 2016 a song of them will be played.