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Crippled Black Phoenix men unveil prog act VLY

Crippled Black Phoenix members Karl Demata and Chris Heilmann have unveiled their new prog band VLY.

They’ve launched a stream of their track Circles, taken from upcoming debut album I. Hear it below.

The guitarist and bassist are joined by vocalist Keith Gladysz (Diet Kong, Typical Reptiles), keyboardist Elisa Montaldo (Il Tempio Delle Clessidre) and drummer Mattias Olsson (Anglagard, White Willow, Necromonkey).

The band describe themselves as “a multifaceted beast where suggestions from progressive rock, classic rock and folk meet with early-Floydian psychedelia, intimate pop melodies, massive walls of epic guitar riffage, post-classical, post-rock and electronic music.”

I is set for release in the coming weeks. Find out more.

Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.