What the critics say...

“The Enid have reaffirmed their place among the pantheon of Prog Gods.” - Rachel Mann, Prog Magazine

"Late blooming beauty." - Mark Beech, Bloomberg

"The Enid have indelibly underlined their position as the symphonic masters." - Malcolm Dome, Classic Rock

"The quintessentially English prog group." - Tim Jones, Record Collector Magazine

“Pink Floyd meets the Berlin Philharmonic” - Time Out

"The most majestic rock band of all time" - Band On The Wall




Brand new album out now!

The Art Of Melody

Art Of Melody

For piano and orchestra - Robert John Godfrey's first solo album since 1974

The Enid Autumn Tour 2012

2014 Dates

Dates for the year ahead in the process of being finalised, with tours and festival slots planned in the UK and EU.



First Light

Written by The Enid. Posted in Enid News


A Special Digipak CD Release Previewing Two New Tracks
+ A Few Surprises


Singing For Our Supper?

Robert Stables 2014Robert Says:

"Very few bands working within the independent sector of the music business (however dedicated) try to earn their living through their music. Most treat the bands they play with as hobbies, often subsidising the costs of running the band from income from the “day jobs”."

"The Enid is the exception because the band is “the day job” from which everything has to be funded, from toilet rolls to recording costs to legal fees. A day may come when the individual members of the band will be able to afford homes of their own and all that that entails but for now and the foreseeable future they live as one in a single musical family; one kitchen, one dinner table, one living room, one bathroom, one vehicle."

"The band is back in Germany after a successful appearance at the Resonance Festival in the UK. Max, Joe, Dom and Jason are at work by 8am every morning creating the new music and running the business."

"It is to fund the time between now and the major releases due next year that we are announcing this special “keeping the band alive” release. And I can put my hand on my heart and tell you without doubt that the new albums will be the best yet. So help us by pre-ordering this release."


Joe Stables 2014Joe Says:

"Something new from The Enid feels like it's been a long time coming. As we all know, great quality requires more time invested. We are finally ready to give you something!"

"This preview album will feature two new pieces from The Enid. The first of these new tracks will sample from 'Reset' (third in the trilogy - working title) and will be the only opportunity to own any work from this album, approximately 9 months ahead of its expected release."

"The second of the new tracks will be a taster from the Classical Album which is planned for release in the new year."

"First Light will also include a selection of revisited tracks, including the latest version of Mockingbird as well as updated arrangements and performances of familiar tracks from the new generation. The band and its new material has developed so much since the release of Invicta, and these tracks aim to demonstrate exactly that."

Available for Pre-Order Todaythe enid first light

This album is available for pre-order now, and will be released on the 6th October to coincide with 'Live Preview Shows' taking place in London and Belgium in October (show dates to be confirmed shortly).

There is only one place to get a copy of First Light, and that is directly from The Enid Shop on the band's official website. This will NOT be available for streaming or download.

Order your copy before we run out here.

Those who Pre-Order will be Personally Thanked in the Artwork

Please note, we will not be able to include any more names after the 21st September, as the Artwork will need to be finalised for the printing press.

Our motivation for producing this album is double threaded.

Firstly we would like to build momentum in the lead up to the two new album launches next year, and the best way to do this is to give you a taste of what's to come.

Secondly, we do not want to rush these projects. They ought to have as much time and love as they need in order to be refined. I predict that Reset will be the greatest Enid record of all time, as long as we maintain this attitude.

So we must keep a cash flow in order to sustain ourselves. Buying this preview album is an easy way to support the band so that we can spend every single moment of our time on this music. Remember, none of us have day jobs. We dedicate our lives solely to this.

Limited Print Run of Just 1000 Copies

We will be limiting this release to just 1000 copies, because we want it to be exclusive to the people who support us in what we are doing, now.

So when they're gone, they're gone! 

We will not release Reset until we feel 100% happy. It will take as long as it needs to take, and will be all the better for it.



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