Cosmograf man's new label announce first signing: The Bardic Depths

The Bardic Depths
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New progressive rock duo The Bardic Depths are the first signing to Cosmograf man Robin Armstrong's new label Gravity Dream. The band consist of multi-instrumentalist Dave Bandana and noted US historian Brad Birzer, who many here will know from the respected Progarchy website, who has supplied the lyrics and concept behind the duo's forthcoming new album The Bardic Depths, which will be released on March 27.

“The album is about friendship and its ability to get us through anything including war, with the concept centring on the literary friendship formed between J.R.R Tolkien and C. S Lewis between 1931 and 1949, “ the Lanzarote based band leader Bandana tells Prog.

The band have released their first single, Depths Of Time (The Flicker) which you can listen to in full below. The album has been mixed and mastered by Robin Armstrong and features performances from him, as well as Peter Jones (Camel/Tiger Moth Tales), Tim Gehrt (Streets/Steve Walsh) and Gareth Cole (Tom Slatter/Fractal Mirror).

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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.