Legendary UK Progressive Rock band Pallas have unveiled the official trailer for their upcoming new album “The Messenger” due out on December 15, 2023. Stream the trailer through the YouTube player below:
“The album that many believed would never be made, is here. And it’s about to blow your socks off!“
Forty years ago a band from Aberdeen recorded, not one, but two of the seminal Rock albums of the 80s.
Now the classic Pallas lineup returns with “The Messenger,” an album which takes the preoccupations of that earlier age, and brings them right up to date. Where “The Sentinel” echoed the concerns of the cold war and the shadows it cast on all of us, “The Messenger” finds the band reacting to the existential threats to the world we find ourselves in. From what we’ve done to the world, to the politics that shape it.
Capturing the bleakness that many of us feel at how the world continues to turn, it nevertheless contains hope. A light in darkness, that all may not be lost. There is no outside help. No Sentinel to save us. This time the solution lives within us all.
This is an album which repays countless listens. With “The Messenger,” Pallas have created a rich musical tapestry which weaves back and forth from environmental concerns to a cold war grown hot once again. And the seeming inability of our leaders to do anything but pour fuel on the flames.
Featuring tracks like “Sign Of The Times,” “The Great Attractor,” “Fever Pitch,” “Heavy Air,” “The Nine,” and the eponymous “The Messenger,” the album encapsulates a spectrum of emotions, blending darkness with optimism, robust Rock melodies with moments of introspection and marvel, It rocks out, yet has moments of tenderness and wonder.
Alan Reed, who rejoined the band after more than a decade as a solo artist explains:
“I thought I’d finally got Pallas out of my system. We hadn’t spoken in a very long time.
But I heard this music at a fairly early stage, and knew there was a very special album here.
So – not to put too fine a point on it – I rejoined!“
I can’t wait for people to hear what we’ve been up to. It’s a musical event which I’m so proud to be a part of.“
“The Messenger” is a testament to the band’s ability to evolve their sound while staying true to their essence, presenting a musical narrative that is both a milestone in their career and a commentary on the modern world’s complexities.
Pre-Order the album on Bandcamp: https://pallasofficial.bandcamp.com/album/the-messenger
01. Sign Of The Times video
02. The Great Attractor
03. Fever Pitch
04. Heavy Air
05. The Nine
06. The Messenger
Alan Reed / Vocals
Graeme Murray / Bass
Niall Mathewson / Guitars
Ronnie Brown / Keyboards