Like many of their Swedish contemporaries, Beardfish have shown themselves to be quite active in the years since I spoke to them in May of 2012. At that time they were getting ready to play the first in a short series of shows in the Northeast United States. The show were I spoke to Rikard and Magnus was hosted by the NJ Proghouse, who have also booked Beardfish back in October of 2015 for their homecoming weekend.
At the show that evening the band played some then forthcoming material from The Void. The band would release the album later in 2012, and then get some important support slots, opening for Flying Colors in 2012, and Spock’s Beard in 2013. The band would then take an unusually long break between studio albums, waiting till January of 2015 to release +4626-COMFORTZONE. This could be in part due to Rikard taking on some guitar duties with Big Big Train in 2014.