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Interview With Beardfish

Swedish progressive outfit Beardfish are highly influenced by seventies prog rock in the vein of King Crimson, Yes, Gentle Giant and Camel. They combine this with intelligent songwriting and thought-provoking lyrics. The band is about to release Mammoth, their latest effort. Some time ago I had a pleasant conversation with Rikard Sjöblom, the main songwriter and vocalist in Beardfish. Subjects of this interview are the collective love for seventies music, the fun they had while recording the new album and the noble art of songwriting.. Continue reading


Beardfish – Mammoth

My first introduction to Beardfish was Destined Solitaire, a very solid and almost frivolous effort drenched in seventies progressive rock. King Crimson, Yes, Genesis and Camel were major influences on that album. At first, I was very much in love with it, but after a while the sheer retro character of Beardfish started to annoy me somewhat. The band’s latest effort, entitled Mammoth, marks a slight change of pace. Continue reading

Beardfish – Destined Solitaire

Sweden is one of the premier suppliers when it comes to quality guitar music. This is also the case with progressive rock and metal. Bands like Evergrey, Pain Of Salvation, Opeth and The Flower Kings have almost become household names. The Swedes from Beardfish may not have that kind of fame, they’re every bit as good as the aforementioned acts. The one thing that sets Rikard Sjökblom and Co apart is their collective admiration for vintage progressive rock from the seventies. Continue reading

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