Moutier is a municipality in the district of Bern-Jura in the canton of Bern in Switzerland, and the band Gallad is resident here. Galaad is a heavy eclectic prog band and makes a keyboard driven music, and the vocals (in French) stand out pretty much as well. Songs are full of shifting moods, aggressive singing, complex rhythms, soaring guitar solos, nice Moog lines, and beautiful pastoral flute and piano duets. Another group in the new wave of neo-progressive bands. In May Gallad released their third album Frat3r. The track Justice,
Galaad was founded in 1988 in Moutier, in the Swiss Jura! Galaad died at the beginning of 1997, leaving two orphan albums, First Februar”in 1992 and especially Vae Victis, album which, in 1995, makes recognize the group with bigger scale, especially for its innovative qualities in the progressive genre. The poetic texts in French are melted in metal and groove, the group explores the pop rock by rendering it a nice form. In 2016, Galaad re-forms itself in its almost original version, with Sébastien Froidevaux on guitar, Gianni Giardiello on keyboards, Gérard Zuber on bass, Laurent Petermann on drums and Pierre-Yves Theurillat on vocals. Frat3r comes more than 20 years after their second album Vae Victis. It’s long to wait for the fans, but now the album is here.