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GALAHAD formed in 1985 just for fun playing a mixture of covers (GENESIS, ZEPPELIN, RUSH, SABBATH, FOCUS, MARILLION etc.), in order to get gigs(!) and original material.

Then, after mixing it with the slightly 'bigger boys' such a IQ, PENDRAGON and MAGNUM, GALAHAD decided take it more seriously, playing only original material resulting in the release of their first proper album in 1991, 'Nothing Is Written', which was self-financed, released independently but which sold several thousand copies.

Over the years GALAHAD have gone on to play hundreds of shows all over the UK, Europe and America releasing eight studio albums, three rarity albums and numerous live albums/DVD's along the way as well as releasing albums by offshoot projects such as GALAHAD ELECTRIC COMPANY and the GALAHAD ACOUSTIC QUINTET.

The band have never been ones to rest on their laurels and have been constantly evolving over the years soaking up a number of different influences, always looking forwards.

Their last three studio albums 'EMPIRES NEVER LAST', 'BATTLE SCARS' and 'BEYOND THE REALMS OF EUPHORIA' have taken them towards a heavier, more muscular, guitar orientated direction combined with a liberal use of sequencers and more groove/dance orientated beats creating a unique modern sound whilst retaining very occasional nods to their 'Progressive' past.

2013 saw the band publish their official biography 'ONE FOR THE RECORD' accompanied by a DVD anthology containing rare footage of various performances over the years. The band also played a few very successful European dates as well as the renowned Baja Prog Festival in Mexico.

2014 sees the band releasing several EP's containing acoustic versions of several songs from 'EUPHORIA' and 'BATTLE SCARS' as well as re-workings of older songs whilst they will also be writing for their next studio album.

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Seize the DaySeize the Day
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Battle ScarsBattle Scars
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In a Moment of Complete MadnessIn a Moment of Complete Madness
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Resonance: Live in PolandResonance: Live in Poland
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SleepersSleepers
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GALAHAD discography


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GALAHAD top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.34 | 51 ratings
Nothing Is Written
1991
2.79 | 45 ratings
In A Moment Of Complete Madness
1993
3.43 | 22 ratings
Not All There
1994
3.31 | 75 ratings
Sleepers
1995
2.93 | 61 ratings
Following Ghosts
1999
1.91 | 11 ratings
De-constructing Ghosts
1999
3.51 | 80 ratings
Year Zero
2002
4.11 | 306 ratings
Empires Never Last
2007
3.86 | 230 ratings
Battle Scars
2012
3.86 | 246 ratings
Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria
2012

GALAHAD Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.88 | 5 ratings
The Christmas Lecture
1993
3.22 | 13 ratings
Classic Rock - Live
1996
3.97 | 15 ratings
Sleepless In Phoenixville - RoSfest Live 2007
2009
3.92 | 8 ratings
Whitchurch 92/93 - Live Archives vol. 2
2012

GALAHAD Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

3.78 | 28 ratings
Live in Poland - Resonance (DVD)
2006

GALAHAD Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.88 | 8 ratings
Galahad - Other Crimes and Misdemeanours vol. 1
1992
2.98 | 15 ratings
Other Crimes And Misdemeanours II
1997
2.60 | 5 ratings
Decade
1997
2.46 | 14 ratings
Other Crimes And Misdemeanors III
2001

GALAHAD Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.50 | 6 ratings
In A Moment Of Madness (Tape)
1989
3.40 | 5 ratings
Voiceprint Radio Sessions
1994
4.00 | 2 ratings
Seize the Day
2014

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 Seize the Day by GALAHAD album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 2014
4.00 | 2 ratings

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Seize the Day
Galahad Neo-Prog

Review by Second Life Syndrome
Collaborator Math Rock Team

4 stars A good EP should always provide plenty of interesting content, especially if it's an EP based on one of the songs off a previous album. That is what amazing modern prog rock band Galahad has given us in this new "Seize the Day" EP. It's a bite-sized chunk of Galahad goodness that will especially please fans. In fact, it is the first of multiple EPs that the band plans to release in 2014.

Basically, Galahad took one of the best songs off of their brilliant album "Battle Scars" from 2012, a year in which they released two wonderful, full-length albums, and made a nice EP with some goodies added. The song of choice is "Seize the Day", an excellent medley of trance keys and guitars with a nice, hopeful message. It's definitely one of the best songs they've ever written, and so I can understand why it was used this way. The album contains both the single and full versions, even though I don't think I'll be listening to the former that much. Some of the most interesting parts of the song are cut in favor of accessibility. I understand this, but I don't have to like it.

Two other songs get similar treatment here. Galahad has a knack for re-recording their older songs to make them into something even better. These other two songs are an example of this. A short little track off of their 1993 "In A Moment of Complete Madness" album gets a full re-work into something truly extraordinary. "Painted Lady" becomes "21st Century Painted Lady" and displays the band's recent exploration of trance music. In fact, all of the songs on this EP display the eerie keys I've come to love. The guitar work, however, is as strong and powerful as ever. "21st Century Painted Lady" gets two versions, the full version and an instrumental version.

The final re-worked song is "Bug Eye" off of their 1999 album "Following Ghosts". Again, it features the trance keys, but also features quite a psychedelic, quirky mood that I find sublime. It is really quite different from the original version to where it is basically a new song. I think this might be my favorite of the tracks on this EP. "Bug Eye" also comes in two versions, the full version and a much longer live version that is really impressive.

So, even though there are only about three songs on this EP, Galahad gives us enough interesting content to warrant this as a purchase. The re-recordings are especially impressive, as they have been on their past couple albums, too. Indeed, this EP is about quality over quantity, methinks. I found much to love about this EP, and I think fans and Galahad virgins alike will appreciate the quality music here.

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 Battle Scars by GALAHAD album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.86 | 230 ratings

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Battle Scars
Galahad Neo-Prog

Review by Progrussia

3 stars The album's beginning - the militaristic orchestral intro, followed by elongated vocal exercises and a blast of crunchy guitars and powerful chorus - immediately introduces the new Galahad. Heavy, melodic and dramatic. Pretty catchy stuff, if you can stand the over-done vocals. Too bad Arena already did this 12 years ago. This feeling of uneasiness permeates the rest of the album. Even during the more restrained passages you expect to be blasted by loud guitars and powerful chorus. The album ends strongly with two of the longer songs. Seize the Day incorporated some techno beats and another sing-a-long chorus. Sleepers is a remake from 1995. Basically what they did is reinforce the edges. The industrial-ish intro became even more industrial (and unneccesary, in my opinion), the laughing bit more maniacal and the ending long solo even more typically Pink Floyd-meets-metal sister bands like Arena and Threshold are fond of.

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 Following Ghosts by GALAHAD album cover Studio Album, 1999
2.93 | 61 ratings

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Following Ghosts
Galahad Neo-Prog

Review by Progrussia

3 stars I think ratings are a bit unfair to Galahad's Following Ghosts. Sure, Galahad at that time was still a second-tier retro-Genesis lite- prog with an unmodern production, saved primarily by an excellent theatrical vocal. But here they begin to broaden their palate - cautiously - with metal, world beats and electronica. This album has at least three memorable songs, the hard-rocker Myopia (if you can get past the ridiculous spoken word intro), the folksy Imago with a female duet, and a whimsical romp Perfection Personified. Another song important to their catalogue, although I find it boring, is the 13-minute Bug Eye, that marked their foray into electronica.

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 Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria by GALAHAD album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.86 | 246 ratings

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Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria
Galahad Neo-Prog

Review by Progrussia

3 stars Galahad is a case of a very late bloomer, even in comparison with other prog bands that usually take an album or two to find their groove. With Beyond the Realms of Euphoria - second album in a year, no less - Galahad continue to delve into metal and electronics sounds they began adding to their neo-prog foundation recently. Galahad retain the ability to write supremely melodic neo-proggish lines that get stuck in your head for days, be them slow or fast, but there are also parts here that are fully electronic or are full-on metallic assault. And it doesn't always work, as is the case with the techno-ish second part to Guardian Angel that doesn't know when and how to end, or the surprise growling at the very end of All in the name of progress, after an interesting broken rhythm pattern. As in their previous album, they choose to modernize an epic classic of theirs. This time, Richelieu's Prayer, which originally was a whimsical piano ballad with a powerful Pink Floydian solo at end, and basically they made it more metallic and forceful-sounding.

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 Empires Never Last by GALAHAD album cover Studio Album, 2007
4.11 | 306 ratings

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Empires Never Last
Galahad Neo-Prog

Review by Progrussia

4 stars Galahad started out as a typical Genesis clone. But at mid-point in their career, they started infusing this unoriginal neo-prog foundation with doses of metal and techno music. Empires Never Last is the first album where this came to full fruition. It's produced by Karl Groom of prog metal band Threshold and this explained his trademark cold and powerful production. The end result is a combination of Pink Floydian uneasy celestial atmospherics and metallic riffs, topped off by Stu Nicholson's highly theatrical voice. There are cool moments here, from the bass riff of title track to the crushing crescendo on I Could Be God. But the album is dragged down by its single-mindedness. It is basically an hour-long rant against politics of George W. Bush, and some songs kind of blend in together. The closing This Life Could Be The Last is more to the highly melodic neo-prog stuff, but excessively repetitive.

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 Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria by GALAHAD album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.86 | 246 ratings

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Galahad Neo-Prog

Review by admireArt

2 stars Trance Dance my a......s!

If you thought that anyone could play good, forget amazing, electronic Trance Dance, well you are in for the truth. NO!, not everyone is capable of composing under those specific conditions and aesthetics. As always, after a super cliched, by now "Trance/Dance" intro, which was used for the first time by the great YELLO, from there rain has fallen.

The main problem for Galahad is not having sunk their teeth, in the depths of this "style". They play only on the surface of the style and their "melodic lines" are more suitable for the 80's innocent and pretty dance songs, like the first "new-romantics", than to the elegant frantic electronics of Underworld's or YELLO's real Trance/Dance/ music. SO, must of the times they end up sounding DISCO more than Trance, and by the way, not even Zappa, himself, could come up with a decent Disco song, jokingly or not.

Therefore, it is difficult to "digest" the fact that this is the "concept" of the album. Even though it is full of "hard electric guitar chords", they really do not work much beyond the mere "WE ARE A METAL BAND!", than to the music itself. ...Around track 4,, they return to their formal language, in a kind of an "euphoric anthem", (which will repeat itself in the closing track), full of electric guitar pirouttes and smashing drums and the never missing, prayer like voice. Track 5 returns again to the mix of "dance music with metal electric guitar chords", but the voice, I insist is more suitable for the 80'S soft music, which by now, is even more outdated and cliched, than "Disco" music itself.

So, I guess I got to a bad start with Galahad's " Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria", it goes beyond a lot of things (cliches,repetitions), but not Euphoria. Even the piano ballads, tend to repeat themselves and are really not that original, although nice (track 7). But on the other hand, they simply lack the "vitamins" and roots, to play real and intelligent, forget original, good Trance/Rock Electronics.

2.5 PA stars

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 Other Crimes And Misdemeanors III by GALAHAD album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2001
2.46 | 14 ratings

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Other Crimes And Misdemeanors III
Galahad Neo-Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

3 stars This is the third 'Other Crimes & Misdemeanours' album of rarities, and is probably the best is terms of recording quality. Like the others, it features music that is now hard to come by, although in this case some of these have been available on CD before. The CD is neatly divided into four, with the first session comprising the three songs that were released as a CDEP in 1993. "Aries" and "The Chase" were even at the time older songs that had yet to be recorded, while the third was "Learning Curve" which would later be re-recorded for the 'Sleepers' album.

The second section is the one probably of most interest to fans, as it features the three songs recorded live in the studio for the Radio One Rock Show back in 1991. The songs are "Face To The Sun", "One For The Record" (always a particular fave of mine, this tells the story of the Genesis reunion gig) and "Room 801". The third session is a live recording of "Exorcising Demons" that didn't make it onto the Classic Rock Live CD. I still feel that this is one of their most powerful numbers, twisting and belting through its ten minutes, and this version shows their restrained control. I still think that this ought to have been on the album proper.

The final session contains songs that were released on 'tributes CDs', which are now rare. The best of these has to be "The Ceiling Speaks", although Stu does smooth it just a bit too much. While this album may not have the consistency of a 'proper' release, it is one that all fans will be more than happy to part with the wonga for.

Originally appeared in Feedback #62, May 01

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4.11 | 306 ratings

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Galahad Neo-Prog

Review by kev rowland
Special Collaborator Crossover Team

5 stars Those who have been (un)lucky enough to have followed by reviews over the last 20 years will know that I have long enjoyed the music from this Dorset-based band. 'Empires Never Last' is the most recent studio album which came out in 2007 but for reasons that I can't explain I haven't written about until now. For those who previously haven't seen my ravings about this group I do have to confess to some links: Stu has stayed at my house when I lived in the UK, my wife and I were at his wedding and I wrote the introduction to one of their rarities compilations. Now I've got that out of the way I would like to just say that this is the best thing they have ever done ? and given my penchant for many of their other albums I still can't believe that I am saying that.

This band has changed so much from the one that won the Radio 1 Rock Show Rock Wars all those years ago, who first came to the notice of many progheads at the same time with their debut CD 'Nothing is Written'. True, in Stu, Roy and Spencer they have the same singer, guitarist and drummer and keyboard player Dean Baker has been there for a while now (line- up completed by bassist Lee Abraham) but it is the maturity and depth of the band that is such a surprise. Okay, they have been building to this for a long time with each release showing another side of the band, but here it all comes together in a major tour de force. It may open gently enough with "De-Fi-Ance", but this really is just an introduction for the band to kick off blazing into "Termination". Second song in and already Galahad have the listener by the ears and the balls. From here it is a rollercoaster ride of power and emotion, the band kicking together and showing that prog can be a really strong and dynamic force in the hands of guys who really know what they are doing and what they want to achieve. If the last thing you heard by the band was their wonderful 'Sleepers' then you need to do yourself a favour and see what this band have grown into since then. The fact that Dean and Roy have been asked to join Twelfth Night in this year's reunion gigs show just what others in scene think of them. You owe it to yourself to get this album!!

Originally written in 2010

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 Empires Never Last by GALAHAD album cover Studio Album, 2007
4.11 | 306 ratings

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Empires Never Last
Galahad Neo-Prog

Review by sukmytoe

5 stars I have always loved the dramatic style of strong vocalists in the old Marillion Fish type vein and the accompanying dramatic music that makes up a large portion of the neo-prog genre. I love just about all forms of music aside from a very few which I am usually vehemently outspoken against. The kind of music that this album is made up of kind of is the water that I usually prefer to float my musical preference boat in. It is no secret that I love the old 70's "prog" music - old Genesis, Yes, Rush and possibly that is why I really enjoy dramatic music with almost classical music nuances attached to it. The opening track to this leads the way to the rest starting off sweetly with female vocals singing a kind of anthem and seguing into anger in part 2 of the track before crossing two sides of a coin - the sweet with anger. "Termination" starts of very gently with piano before heading into heavy dramatic territory with gusto. Very interesting, strong track. There is a definite Metal sound in the track which I do enjoy. "I could be God" - again is a very dramatic track that starts off in an almost operatic, metal drama way- it softens towards the third of the track mark into an interesting section where we hear a portion of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech whereafter the music punctuates that speech with a lot of emotive hard music before the vocals come back. "Sidewinder" - starts of softly with childrens voices heard in the background before Nicholson's vocals come in and the volume gradually increases. In the track a feature is George Bush's voice giving some of his typical "pearls of wisdom". I have no doubt that this track is about following leaders who will only lead you into a whole mess of trouble as a people if you allow that. "Memories of an African Twin" - pretty much an instrumental track to break the angst of the previous tracks. "Empires never Last" - starts with a thumping bass that's joined by keyboard sound until it hardens before Nicholson's voice comes in in a contrast of emotions and nuances. This man can inflect just about any emotion into his voice. At times on this track he sounds like a bluesy crooner. A giant of a track. "This life could be the last" - starts again with piano and crooning (like out of the fifties). A third into the track the music fills out in a hard rock fashion.

I can't emphasise how impressed I am with this album enough. It holds a variety of pleasures throughout. It is an angry, in places sarcastic, album full of emotion and drama. Lovers of old Fish fronted Marillion will drink this album down with a great deal of pleasure. It isn't, by any means, a copy of old Marillion however it is in the same style with a little more emphasis on keyboards.

A four and a half star album for me rounded up to five stars as there was nothing that I didn't enjoy a great deal about the music. It's not perhaps an essential album to someone with a preferance for certain kinds of music but I would call it essential if Neo Prog is your thing or if you really enjoy dramatic music.

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 Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria by GALAHAD album cover Studio Album, 2012
3.86 | 246 ratings

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Beyond The Realms Of Euphoria
Galahad Neo-Prog

Review by Aragon

2 stars Prog metal and techno/trance don't work really. Despite the good intentions of the band to create something of new in this subgenre this album don't work for me. It's not enough to add some new acid synth effect or phased electronic drum to create a masterpiece. Some song have an industrial EBM feeling in the vein of Absurd Minds or the much commercial Marylin Manson, but despite these bands the singer is grundge oriented with weak teatrical moments.

The big problem is that all the songs and above all the longer epic tracks doesn't flow naturally, leaving the listener disoriented and frustated. There aren't any solo to remember because the guitar is busy to create noise. Sometime there are good keyboards and mellow passage with good and symphonic melodies, and the singer sing well in the much melancholic moments like in the "Richelieu's Prayer 2012" but these aren't so frequent, so i should give to this just 2 stars. Recomend just to fans of Marylin Manson or industrial metal that would try something to different

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