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Pallas is a progressive rock band from Scotland. They were one of the bands at the vanguard of what was termed neo-progressive during progressive rock’s second-wave revival in the early 1980s (other major acts included Marillion, IQ, Twelfth Night, and Pendragon).

After releasing a self-produced LP entitled Arrive Alive (recorded in Scotland in 1981), Pallas was courted by EMI records (who had just signed contemporaries Marillion) and thrust into the studio with none other than Yes / Emerson, Lake & Palmer producer Eddie Offord to record the LP that would become The Sentinel.

All this boded well for Pallas, but EMI’s initial interest in the band waned (EMI perhaps feeling that Marillion had the better potential for mass-market success, and the market may not sustain both bands), as did Offord’s enthusiasm for producing the album properly, and when The Sentinel was released in 1984, it was regarded as a compromised affair by all involved (despite sporting what was widely regarded as one of the genre’s most beautiful covers ever, illustrated by Patrick Woodroffe). Original singer, Euan Lowson left the band shortly after release.

Pallas recruited new singer, Alan Reed, recruited from Scottish contemporaries Abel Ganz, to mixed success in the late 80’s, recording The Knightmoves EP (1985) - featuring the epic “Sanctuary” - and album The Wedge the following year. Disagreements led to the band quitting EMI in 1987, and despite sporadic attempts the band effectively faded from view.

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  • Neue_regel_

    Great prog rock, especially 'The Wedge' and 'Sentinel'.

    11 Feb 2013 Reply
  • WolfAbysmal

    Belgian Pallas,the best

    26 Mar 2012 Reply
  • mysticqueen2

    Tomorrow live in Verviers.............

    2 Mar 2012 Reply
  • foxtronink

    100% Progressive.

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Karocko

    XXV is a very good album, probably 2011 best prog-album. Thx to high voltage which made me discover this wonderful band! Cheers from Sweden!

    1 Dec 2011 Reply
  • raffaello1972

    XXV One of the highlights of this year..... Marvellous

    27 Nov 2011 Reply
  • Mikalosh

    Good track

    7 Nov 2011 Reply
  • MusicFan91

    I love XXV!

    4 May 2011 Reply
  • bunchakeze

    Paul Mackie from PALLAS interview on Aiir radio is this friday! Please pass this info on... Details here.. Updated aiir radio link.... http://www.bunchakeze.com/page9.php

    7 Apr 2011 Reply
  • xSMRTx

    amazing neo prog

    27 Feb 2011 Reply
  • punk_my_ded

    monster are awesome, but need more heavy sound

    26 Nov 2010 Reply
  • 3tequilas

    Alan Reed - for 25 years the vocalist with Scots progressive rock band Pallas - is delighted to announce his debut release as a solo artist. 'C'est La Vie' is a Greg Lake song specially recorded for the forthcoming Emerson, Lake and Palmer tribute CD 'The Endless Enigma' to be given away free with the next issue of 'Classic Rock presents Prog' magazine. It features Alan's unique voice and 12-string guitar alongside the spectacular piano playing of Mike Stobbie, also a former member of Pallas. Alan said: " When I heard about 'Prog' magazine's ELP project I immediately thought of this song, as it's one I've always loved playing. I persuaded Mike that we should take time out from working on my forthcoming solo album to see what we could make of it. I'm very pleased with the results." Alan and Mike continue to work on the album - tentatively entitled 'HomeGrown' - which encompasses a range of styles from Celtic-folk to progressive rock.

    25 Jun 2010 Reply
  • kriiiis

    bad new...

    4 Feb 2010 Reply
  • plodder

    Good luck Alan and the band in the future.

    31 Jan 2010 Reply
  • 3tequilas

    PALLAS added to bill for Progeny 3 Festival in Leamington Spa, England, May 2010.. Here is the complete festival line up (subject to change) SATURDAY 8th MAY Future Kings Of England 3.30-4.15 Circulus 4.35-5.35 Here & Now 5.55-7.05 The Elves Of Silbury Hill 7.50-9.05 Twelfth Night 9.30-11.00 SUNDAY 9th MAY Parzival's Eye 3.30-4.15 Pure Reason Revolution TBC 4.35-5.35 Pallas 5.55-7.05 The Tangent 7.50-9.05 Mick Pointer's Recital Of The Script 9.30-11.00 Tickets for this 2 Day Festival of Progressive Rock are now available from the following sources: The Assembly http://leamingtonassembly.com 01926 523001 The Classic Rock Society http://theclassicrocksociety.blogspot.com/ 01327 310088

    14 Dec 2009 Reply
  • gaspode8

    Sylvans new studio album »Force Of Gravity« is available for pre-order at www.sylvan.de (listen to samples at www.myspace.com/sylvanhome). According to their shop »all pre-orders that are paid for in time, will be shipped starting august 1, 2009« (this is almost eight weeks before the official release).

    11 Jul 2009 Reply
  • 3tequilas

    Pallas at The House of Progression The Peel 160 Cambridge Rd, Kingston, SW London, KT1 3HH Saturday 5th December. Tickets on sale as of now £10.00 advance. Phone 020 8546 3516 credit card orders welcome.

    14 Apr 2009 Reply
  • 3tequilas

    We are thrilled to announce the next two bands for the Summers End Festival, to be held at Lydney Town Hall, Gloucestershire on October 9, 10, 11 Aberdonian legends Pallas will be familiar to most Prog fans as forerunners of the 80s revival. Following up their brilliant 2005 album "Dreams of Men", the band promise a return to the story first begun in "The Sentinel" 25 years ago in their new album due for release later in 2009. We are therefore very excited to welcome the band for their first appearance at Summers End - and not before time!

    15 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Clch

    je découvre sympa

    3 Mar 2009 Reply
  • mmuz

    Nice band :) Great news 3tequilas thanx !

    12 Feb 2009 Reply
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