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Gandalf’s Fist to release The Clockwork Fable on vinyl

Gandalf's Fist group shot against a purple background
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Steampunk space rockers Gandalf’s Fist are to release a vinyl box set of their conceptual adventure The Clockwork Fable, via Plane Groovy. The limited edition five-LP set is due out in July and includes guest appearances from Arjen Lucassen, Gryphon’s Dave Oberlé and Gremlins star Zach Galligan.

Says multi-instrumentalist Dean Marsh: “Having released a single for Edison phonograph wax cylinder last year we're slowly catching up to contemporary formats, and having being vetoed in releasing a boxed-crate of 8-track tapes, I'm delighted that we're now in a position that we can release an album we're all immensely proud of, not only in many people’s preferred format, but also as a fantastic collector’s item. We're currently measuring how many extra records we can fit into the box set in preparation for our next album!”

The Clockwork Fable was originally released as a triple album in 2016 and is set in the fictional world of Cogtopolis. You can pre-order a copy of the new box set from the Gandalf’s Fist website

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Natasha Scharf
Natasha Scharf

Contributing to Prog since the very first issue, writer and broadcaster Natasha Scharf was the magazine’s News Editor before she took up her current role of Deputy Editor, and has interviewed some of the best-known acts in the progressive music world from ELP, Yes and Marillion to Nightwish, Dream Theater and TesseracT. Starting young, she set up her first music fanzine in the late 80s and became a regular contributor to local newspapers and magazines over the next decade. The 00s would see her running the dark music magazine, Meltdown, as well as contributing to Metal Hammer, Classic Rock, Terrorizer and Artrocker. Author of music subculture books The Art Of Gothic and Worldwide Gothic, she’s since written album sleeve notes for Cherry Red, and also co-wrote Tarja Turunen’s memoirs, Singing In My Blood. Beyond the written word, Natasha has spent several decades as a club DJ, spinning tunes at aftershow parties for Metallica, Motörhead and Nine Inch Nails. She’s currently the only member of the Prog team to have appeared on the magazine’s cover.