The Bardic Depths "Promises of Hope" CD
A Gravity Dream Music Release
The Bardic Depths have returned with a new line up and new album. Promises of Hope in a jewel case format with 12-page booklet.
The Bardic Depths released their eponymous debut album in 2020 and are pleased to announce that several of the main contributors have now formed an all new band. The new line up consists of founder member and main songwriter Dave Bandana, Peter Jones (Camel/Tiger Moth Tales/Red Bazar), Gareth Cole (Paul Menel/Fractal Mirror) and Tim Gehrt (The Streets/Steve Walsh). As previously, the core band are ably supported by a number of guest performances including Robin Armstrong (Cosmograf) who also co-produces the album.
The story for the album was written by US-based history professor Brad Birzer and centers around the horrors of suicide and the possibilities of redemption.
“Our two Bards this time are Virgil and C.S Lewis who both wrote about the complexities of suicide. However, our story is simple in that a young queen tries to kill herself but Heaven will not allow it and instead offers redemption. The listener can decide the outcome,” says bandleader Dave Bandana. “Working with everyone again was a joy. Gareth, Peter and Tim contributed to every track and it was a logical conclusion to ask them to become The Bardic Depths band. I didn’t want this album to sound the same as the first. Essentially it is a Prog album but with a few surprises. I let the music flow where it wanted as the guys contributions were added to the palette and I think we have created a diverse and absorbing album.”
And the album sampler is available to view at:
- And She Appeared
- Regal Pride
- The Burning Flame
- Colours and Shapes
- Why Are You Here
- The Essence
Artist: The Bardic Depths
Release Date: June 24, 2022
Cat. No.: GD220602