Gandalf’s Fist reveal title, tracklist and cover of new album

Gandalfs Fist David Wala

Prog rockers Gandalf’s Fist have revealed the title, tracklisting and cover art for their forthcoming new album.

A Forest Of Fey will be the band’s first release as a four piece after founders Dean Marsh and Luke Severn promoted touring members Stefan Hepe and Chris Ewen to full-time roles. The LP also features guest appearances from the likes of Troy Donockley (Nightwish), John Mitchell (It Bites/Arena), Dave Oberlé (Gryphon), Clive Nolan (Pendragon/Arena) and Matt Stevens (Instrumental Artist/The Fierce and the Dead).

gandalfs-fist-a-forest-of-feySpeaking of the album ahead of it’s Autumn release, the band said: “A Forest Of Fey follows the psychedelic, folk-tinged journey of a young girl trapped in a malevolent woodland… We’ll be updating as we go along – and would like to thank you all for your great feedback on last year’s album… we’re working hard to make this one even better!!”

The bespoke album art was created by German Artist Thomas Huth, and can be seen above.

The full tracklisting for A Forest Of Fey is:

1. “Childhood Ghosts”
2. “Gardens of the Lost”
3. “A Forest of Fey”
(Including Wisdom of the Reptile and the Lament for a Silent Verse)
4. “The Figure Speaks”
5. “The World We Created”
6. “The Circus in the Clearing”
(Including the Fanfare for the King’s Tournament)
7. “Blood for a Royal Pardon”
8. “Drifter on the Edge of Time”
9. “Forest Rose (Coming Home)”
10. “Return from the Tournament”
11. “Stories Old and Stories Told
(Of Children Brave and Children Bold)”
12. “A Poison Tree”

Keep an eye on the New Album Blog at Gandalf’s Fist’s official website for more news and updates as they come!

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Brian Fallon: “Some Things I Need To Say”

Brian FallonBrian Fallon, front man with Jersey favourites The Gaslight Anthem, has hit out at being criticised by audience members at the band’s live shows.

Writing on The Gaslight Anthem blog, Fallon says: “I feel it necessary to address that we are The Gaslight Anthem. We play Gaslight Anthem songs. We’re not the band you think we may be akin to. My name isn’t Bruce, It’s not Eddie, or Joe, or Paul either.”

The blog post appears to have come after members of the audience at live shows have expressed discontent at how the shows have played out.

Brian continues: ” I’m asking openly and humbly that if anyone would like to come to a Gaslight Anthem show, please come because you want to see what we’re doing on that night. Don’t come to see Bruce, he won’t be there. Don’t come to hear a cover, it probably won’t happen. Don’t come to yell at me when I’m trying to share something with the audience to reach out to them about something I feel is moving me.”

“For some reason I’m the one with microphone, which may be a mistake entirely,” he concludes after making clear that the band appreciate their fans and remember them on a daily basis. “But if you want one and have something to say, please start a band… and maybe one day I’ll find your band and I’ll come see you play. But I swear I will not yell at you or call out for you to play one of your influences songs, because I’ll be there to see you.”

Click here to read the full blog entry.