Band in change - PALLAS present themselves fresher than ever after long musical wanderings

24. February 2015

Band in change - PALLAS present themselves fresher than ever after long musical wanderings

When the Scottish neoprog band Pallas was launched in 1980, nobody suspected that four years later they would create a work for eternity with their debut "The Sentinel". With Marillion and IQ she belonged to the spearhead of this genre. Their concerts were and are a truly pompous pleasure for the senses. But their winning streak was short-lived. When the singer Euan Lowson left the band in 1986, it was over at first. Not until 1999 did Pallas reappear, with Alan Reed on the mic and Colin Fraser on the drums. Three studio albums followed, which from a commercial point of view couldn't reach the beginning, but are considered absolute insider tips of the genre. In 2010 Reed went his own way again, and Paul Mackie joined them. Pallas recorded two records with him, most recently "wearewhoweare". 2015 the band consists of the three original members Ronnie Brown (keyboards), Niall Mathewson (guitar) and Graeme Murray (bass) as well as Fraser and Mackie.

eclipsed No. 138 / 3-2012

12. April 2014

Mr. Mojo risin' and fallin'

Everything was different when the Doors went into the studio in November 1970 to record their sixth studio album "L.A. Woman". The band was more experienced than ever and yet everything felt different: new producer, new studio, new members and a new structure in the band. On the occasion of the re-release of the last album with Jim Morrison eclipsed spoke with Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek - and had the complete back catalogue commented.

Hippies forever!

MARILLION - 30 Years "Fugazi"

27. March 2014

MARILLION - 30 Years "Fugazi"

"We were in a transitional phase as a band: from a bunch of kids in a van hunting for a record deal to a band that finally had that deal in their pockets and was now trying to record the follow-up to a successful debut album This is Fish's assessment of the situation Marillion found himself in a few months after the release of "Script For A Jester's Tear" in spring 1983.

In April 1983 Marillion and drummer Mick Pointer had sent the band founder into the desert almost overnight due to his blatant technical weaknesses. At the same time "Script For A Jester's Tear" had hit the somewhat dull rock scene of the early eighties like a bomb, and Marillion had become the spearhead of the still young neoprog scene, to which bands like IQ, Pendragon or Pallas gradually joined. After the expulsion of Pointers the search for a new drummer began. And this one turned out to be a real nightmare for the band.