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Comus, the psych-folk band who existed briefly in the early 70s are to return for a festival show in Sweden in March.

The band who split in 1972 after releasing their debut album ‘First Utterance’ in 1971, have been persuaded to reunite and play after an absence of 33 years by Comus fan and festival organiser Stefan Dimle.

The band are set to play the Melloboat Festival aboard a passenger liner that sails between Stockholm and Helsinki on the 8, 9 and 10th March.

Festival headliners Opeth are huge fans of Comus and have previously used Comus lyrics as part of their own album and song titles.

Original Comus members Roger Wooton, Glenn Goring, Andy Hellaby, Colin Pearson and Bobbie Watson will be joined by The Colins of Paradise’s multi-instrumentalist Jon Seagroatt as the sixth member.

More details about the prog festival and tickets are available from the event’s MySpace page by clicking here.

For more about the band’s reformation, see John Mulvey’s Wild Mercury Sound blog by clicking here.


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