Named for the prized possession of Rome’s infamous despot, CALIGULA’S HORSE is an emerging progressive alternative rock band from Brisbane, Australia.
With a modern and individual approach to music that channels the raw honesty of classic rock and the skill of progressive metal into a voice at once energetic, grand and forthright, CALIGULA’S HORSE offers devotees of all strains of powerful and progressive music something new and unique.
Formed by Sam Vallen and Jim Grey in early 2011, CALIGULA’S HORSE released their debut album “Moments From Ephemeral City” in April of the same year. Moments is a colourful and dynamic foray into modern progressive music; at once eclectic and memorable. Moments was followed in September of 2011 by “Colossus“; a two-track EP designed to showcase the chemistry between Vallen, Grey, and their newfound band mates Zac Greensill, Geoff Irish and Dave Couper. The progression between these two releases defines the evolution of a two-man project into a full fledged band.
In October of 2013 CALIGULA’S HORSE released their most cohesive and powerful effort yet with “The Tide, The Thief & River’s End”. The album received instant international acclaim in the progressive rock and metal scene, lauded by rock and metal fans alike. Unlike much beneath the “progressive” banner, River’s End isn’t an album intended for the intellectual, but rather an honest and accessible statement with depth enough for the most ardent of progressive rock fans, and fire enough to bring audiences in venues across Australia to fury, and their voices to unison.
Jim Grey Lead Vocals / Dave Couper Bass & Vocals / Geoff Irish Drums / Zac Greensill Guitar / Sam Vallen Lead Guitar & Everything Else