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The Fierce And The Dead to release trailer video for new live album

The Fierce And The Dead
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UK instrumental prog rockers The Fierce And The Dead have announced a new live album. Show Me Devon: Live At Kozfest will be released exclusively through their Bandcamp page this Friday May 1. The album features a full live set recorded at the band's Kozfest appearance in 2019.  

“I’m really proud of this one, it’s the final part of our Live Trilogy," says guitarist Matt Stevens. "Kozfest was a very special gig for me because we'd cancelled the previous year as it was during my cancer treatment, I was literally having surgery the same day. I think the album really captures the joy of actually returning and playing to such a wonderful crowd. Any funds raised from the album will go towards covering costs of keeping the band going.“

“This is The Fierce & The Dead on full tilt boogie - loud, chaotic and having a good time," adds bassist Kevin Feazey. "After an eight-hour journey we were welcomed into the hallowed grounds of Kozfest and got on with the task at hand. Everybody was there to enjoy themselves and you can hear that energy in the recordings. A good crowd makes a great show and the audience at Kozfest made the gig one of our best. Might not be the cleanest performance but who cares, right?”

Bandcamp will forgo its share of sales for a 24-hour period this Friday, May 1. The offer will also repeat on June 5 and July 3, and will last from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. PST time on all three days (8am UK time).

Key workers can get a free download copy of the album if they e-mail the band.

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.