Pallas hard at work on new studio album

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Scottish prog rockers Pallas are reported to be hard at work on a new studio album.

The band have a shortlist of 12 or so tracks, one of which, Heavy Air, is described as "very atmospheric and describes someone sensing another person’s presence while reliving an experience they went through together a long time ago..."

The quintet's last album, Wearewhoweare, was released in 2014, featuring vocalist Paul Mackie, who also featured on 2011 XXV. In 2018 they released a free download album, Courage - And Other Songs Of War And Peace, which features a new title track from Graeme Murray, Ascension from Niall Matthewson's solo album Eclectic Electric, a special edit of the XXV Suite and various demos.

Pallas were scheduled to headline Summer's End Festival in 2020, which of course had to be cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.