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Anglagard

Änglagård is a Swedish progressive rock band. Formed in the course of the 1990s, and influenced by Genesis and King Crimson, the group proposes, according to Aymeric Leroy, a music alternately "contemplative and bucolic" then "energetic and violent" in the style of the 1970s productions - which mark the apogee of the genre - with flute, mellotron and Hammond organ. Reformed without guitarist Tord Lindman, Änglagård released his latest album in July 2012.

The group was formed in 1991, when Thomas Johnson and Jonas Engdegård responded to an announcement by Tord Lindman and Johan Högberg looking for musicians interested in progressive music from the 1970s. Mattias Olsson joined the band in September and then Anna Holmgren the year next, replacing the previous flute player. The band goes on to concerts in Stockholm, and throughout Sweden, and is well received by the public.

With this enthusiasm, Änglagård recorded, for four months, his first album, entitled Hybris>. Seduced by this record, Greg Walker, head of the American label Sym-Phonic, invites the group to perform on the stage of the Progfest festival in Los Angeles: again, the group meets a great success (7,000 copies of the CD 's in a few months) which allows him to participate in the next edition>. The band's second album, Epilog, was recorded in the summer of 1994, and the band ceased all activity after the 1994 Progfest, a concert that provided the material for the live album Buried Alive (1996).

In 2002 and 2003, the band gives several concerts, especially at the festival NEARfest in the United States, but without Tord Lindman. The formation participates again at the festival in 2012 and releases a studio album in July, Viljans Öga> (6> of the Swedish charts>). In October, Tord Lindman officially reinstated the formation, which however lost two of its founding members.

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