Helmet of Gnats

Helmet of Gnats

 Stamford, Connecticut, USA

Instrumental symphonic prog-rock fusion that jams all day & night.


Helmet of Gnats are an instrumental symphonic prog/fusion band from Ct. The band has been around with various lineups since the early 1980s. Originally, HOG was a prog/fusion "cover" band, performing their idols best work. But in 1985, the band turned into a mostly original outfit, playing to full house's in Fairfield & Westchester county. In 1996, their (now out of print) debut effort , A Helmet of Gnats" was released on CD. And in late 2004, HOG's sophmore recording "Helmet of Gnats II" was unleashed to rave reviews all over the globe. The Gnats have played three major progressive rock festivals within the last year: Progday 05' (Chapel Hill, North Carolina), Prog in the Park 05' & 06'(Rochester NY) and Calprog 06' (Whittier, CA.). HOG has shared stages with: Steve Howe Percy Jones & Tunnels The Mike Stern band, Happy the Man, Mike Keneally, Far Corner, Frogg Cafe, Nathan Mahl, and the Flower Kings.
In June of 2010 our third release ,High Street, was born.
High Street is an instrumental homage to our 70s youth and the road where our band was born.
We're currently writing for our fourth CD.
We'll never stop playing, its just way too much fun!
We are booked to play the prestigious art-rock festival NEARfest in June of 2012.


Helmet of Gnats - Helmet of Gnats (1996)

Helmet of Gnats - Timeslip (2004)

Helmet of Gnats - High Street ( 2010)

Our music can be heard on many college radio programs and internet stations.