‘Seas of Change’ is the follow up to the 2017 ‘Quiet Storms’ album which contained fifteen short(ish) tracks and was a much more mellow affair whereas ‘Seas of Change’ is the polar opposite and consists of just one forty three minute track, creating, what we think is, a full on no holds barred prog/rock rollercoaster of an album. The CD version does, however, also include a couple of extended, re-arranged edits of 'Dust' and 'Smoke.
‘Seas of Change’ is a kind of hybrid in terms of musical style, featuring more traditional, occasionally pastoral, elements reminiscent of the ‘older’ Galahad sound whilst also incorporating the heavier guitar and more modern ‘techno’ keyboard sounds of the last few studio albums.
‘Seas of Change’ is also the first album to feature Lee Abraham on all guitars following his re-joining of the band in the Spring of 2017. Lee is already familiar to the band and a fully paid up part of the Galahad family having been the band’s bass player from 2005 to 2009 and appearing on one of their most critically and commercially successful albums ‘Empires Never Last’ as well as on a couple of live albums. We feel that Lee has added his own stamp and expanded the Galahad sound palette whilst still retaining the Galahad feel and overall sound.
‘Seas of Change’ is also Tim Ashton’s first appearance on a Galahad album containing completely brand new material since he appeared on ‘Nothing Is Written‘ back in 1990!
As ever the album was pulled together mixed and mastered by engineer/producer extraordinaire Karl Groom (Threshold/Dragonforce/Pendragon/Arena etc.) at Thin Ice Studios in Surrey.
Musically, ‘Seas of Change’ features just the five main Galahad members plus long term honorary member Sarah Bolter who makes an appearance on flute, clarinet and soprano sax.
Hopefully this album will appeal to existing fans of the band and maybe we’ll pick up a few new fans along the way.