German act ARGOS initially started out as a solo project by multi-instrumentalist and composer Thomas Klarmann, an experienced musician who started out in prog and fusion bands in the 70's. He abandoned the progressive part of the music scene more and more as time went by though, concentrating on jazz, but when he discovered the new progressive movement in the mid 90's spearheaded by acts like Flower Kings and Spock's Beard, the passion for making and performing progressive music returned as well.
A chance meeting with Robert Gozon eventually lead to the formation of Superdrama, a four man strong band still active.
Klarmann wished to explore a broader style of music than what he could do in this band though, and started composing songs for a solo project in 2005. Gozon soon got involved though, and they set up a MySpace page where those interested in the project could listen to the material they produced.
One day Ulf Jacobs, a passionate lover of progressive music as well as a skilled drummer and composer, came across the page. he found the music highly compelling and contacted the band, offering his services.
The solo project, now expanded to a trio, started recording songs soon after, and were signed to French label Musea Records in 2008. Their self-titled debut album was issued in January 2009
In April 2010 Musea released the second ARGOS album called 'Circles'. They developed to a four piece crew with Rico Florczak added on guitar. The band is also part of a Flower Kings Tribute published by Musea in cooperation with the Colossus magazine .They are contributing their version of "Cosmic Circus/Babylon"
The third album "CRUEL SYMMETRY" has been released 14.12.2012 on " Progressive Promotion Records" .
the line up is:
Thomas Klarmann: basses,flute,guitars,keyboards,vocals
Robert Gozon: keyboards,guitars,vocals
Ulf Jacobs: drums,percussion,vocals
Rico Florczac: guitars