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Gävle, Sweden (2001 – present)

Beardfish is a band from Gävle, Sweden that plays progressive rock. Their style resembles the progressive rock that was popular in the 1970s.

In 2001, Rikard Sjöblom and David Zackrisson founded Beardfish together with Petter Diamant on drums and Gabriel Olsson on bass. Drummer Petter Diamant subsequently left the band, and was replaced by Magnus Östgren in 2002; flautist and keyboardist Stefan Aronsson also joined.

Robert Hansen replaced Gabriel on bass, and Beardfish recorded their debut album Från En Plats Du Ej Kan Se in Stefan’s studio in 2003. Stefan left the band shortly thereafter. Despite “Från en plats…” being released and passing by quite unnoticed, Beardfish continued to tour as a four-piece band, with Rikard replacing Stefan’s role as keyboardist. The end of 2003 was a very productive period for the band, and saw several demos being recorded.

The year of 2004 was largely uneventful for Beardfish, although they did start recording a second album. After that, however, it took the band nearly a year to begin recording once again.

Come 2005, the band was to be found secluded in a cottage outside the town of Gävle, Sweden preparing to record the rest of the material for their upcoming album.
Björn Arnell, a friend of the band, lent them recording equipment, an arsenal of keyboards and effect pedals, and helped them set things up in an old and stately dining room near town.


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  • lter__Impius

    Love them more than anything from the 70s. Hope they don't lose their sense of humor.

    19 Apr 1:40am Reply
  • Karen_Helena

    BR BR BR BR pls!

    5 Apr 2:04am Reply
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    2 Apr 1:06pm Reply
  • pofloyd

    They took the best of the 70-80s hippie prog

    14 Mar 10:57pm Reply
  • dr_bun

    the lyrics are so awful

    5 Mar 7:02pm Reply
  • necrohammer

    Nice beard.

    20 Feb 11:07am Reply
  • MegaDave89

    Nice band.

    17 Feb 2:06pm Reply
  • onthewall2983

    Finally getting into this band. Sweden has not done me wrong.

    6 Feb 5:35am Reply
  • ericolson89

    Can't get enough of these guys. Sleeping in Traffic part II is one of my all time favorite albums - all the others are great too.

    21 Jan 7:14am Reply
  • Eshuei

    I'll never be able to pick a favorite album from these guys; all five label releases are just outright perfection. Even the two self-released albums aren't too shabby

    19 Jan 2:45am Reply
  • xbmc-xof

    They make dreams come true! Thank you for the trip :)

    28 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Mogwai70

    beardfish ist eine meiner top 5. punkt!!

    10 Jun 2013 Reply
  • ayreonfanboy

    1000 % awesomeness the Beard is one of the Two beards I fell in love with ...

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • knight_88

    The Void is brilliant. [2]

    11 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Shav-LVIV

    Швіцький прогрессор звукіч слущаю добже

    4 Jan 2013 Reply
  • DrinkTillWeDrop

    Ohh Sweden! you never let me down.

    4 Jan 2013 Reply
  • jompi_89

    Prog gone stoner. This band evolves with my tastes in music.

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • islandis

    I totally fall for this Hammond sound ! (even if I'm assuming it's a Clavia Nord C1)

    12 Nov 2012 Reply
  • peteyification

    @Gapkilla Sir, you've just brushed the surface... Destined Solitaire, Sleeping in Traffic 1+2... fantastic albums.

    9 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Gapkilla

    Just got into this band. starting with Mammoth first before I listen to the void. Only have these 2 albums so far but if I like both of them, I'll definitely get the rest!

    24 Oct 2012 Reply
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