A Formal Horse announce new album for early 2021

A press shot of a formal horse
(Image credit: Kevin Nixon)

Southampton prog rock quartet A Formal Horse have announced that they will release their second album, Meat Mallet, in early 2021.

It's the follow-up to the band's acclaimed debut Here Comes A Man From The Council With A Flamethrower which was released in 2019 and was recorded during the summer with producer Rob Aubrey (Big Big Train, IQ) Meat Mallet features 12 songs, all co-written by the band remotely over the past few months. The album will be available on CD, vinyl and in high-quality download formats, with a pre-order date to be announced in the coming weeks.

With the band’s 2020 live appearances cancelled due to the current pandemic, fans can follow the band’s progress – and hear exclusive teasers from the forthcoming release – on A Formal Horse’s social media channels.

“We’d wholeheartedly like to thank everyone out there who has supported the band to date – it’s only because of the passion that the music community have shown that we we’re able to do this again," the band say. "May All Beings Be Happy!”

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.