Christmas has arrived early for Gandalf’s Fist as they announced the promotion of both live session musicians, keyboard player Ben Bell and Vocalist Keri Farish, to full band members and a new single to celebrate the event.
The single, “Winter’s Mourning”, was written, recorded and mixed during November, and is the first release with new members Ben and Keri who have been instrumental in Gandalf’s Fist’s explosive live performances.
Gandalf’s Fist front man, Dean Marsh, said: “Working with Ben and Keri has been a blast, they really do bring an extra dimension to the band and it was an absolute no-brainer to finally promote them to full members after they became indispensable to our live performances. Their contribution to the new material, starting with the excellent new track ‘Winter’s Mourning’, has already been phenomenal and I can’t wait to hear what they come up with on our next full length album!”
The new single, the first release by the band as a six-piece, is penned in the style of a Victorian poem, reflecting of the dark and spectral side of the festive season, very much in the vein of Gryphon or Pentangle. Driven by piano and acoustic guitars, the sound is fresh and bright, yet with dark undertones.
“Winter’s Mourning” will be a digital release, available from 4 December 2017 through all online digital platforms as well as the band’s own Bandcamp and website store