Mittwoch 02. Oktober 2024

Slomosa & Greenleaf


„After eighty(!) concerts in 2022, the Norwegian tundra rock phenomenon Slomosa thunders on again in 2023 – the year they finally release new music.

Their debut album hit the international stoner rock scene in late 2020, and the quartet quickly got picked up and booked „everywhere“ when the world finally opened up again. The tours with the Kyuss-legends in Stöner (US), Orange Goblin (UK) and Sasquatch (US), put the band in front of crowds in 17 European countries in 2022, with the concert year culminating with their unexpected appearance in a packed tent in front of 8000 at French Hellfest.

Their drive and tireless playing have earned them a reputation as a special live band among audiences and critics alike – a live band that continues to deliver uncompromisingly night after night. With their distinctive mix of high energy and heavy swamp riffs, the venues explode into an intense atmosphere when the band starts their catchy riffing.
After a winter where they have harvested their riffs and cooked up fresh tunes ready to be served, it is a full-on Slomosa beast hitting the road in 2023. Don’t miss one of the big rock concert highlights of the year.“


Like clockwork, Swedish stoner rockers GREENLEAF spread their concentrated sludgy energy to disciples of the genre by releasing Echoes From A Mass in 2021, the successor to their 2018 epic, Hear The Rivers. The album opener, “Tides”, immediately draws the listener into a swirl of guitar driven soundscapes, while Arvid Hällagård’s remarkable voice merges with hypnotizing background vocals, ceremonially inviting the listener into a heavy reverie. Floating hypnotic grooves set the stage for the compelling yet chilling “Needle In My Eye” — with its incisive, driving drums and roaring riffs, the record’s third song accumulates piece by piece into a modern rock standout, taking the mind by storm.

“Love Undone” breaks in with Tommi Holappa’s acclaimed, blistering guitar riffs that will keep the listener moving to the mesmerizing, distinctive sonic layers of GREENLEAF. The bluesy mid-tempo track “Bury Me My Son” digs deep with its poignant lyrics and an extensive, grooving bass solo, reminiscent of their roots in the Dozer days.

With “March On Higher Grounds”, the Swedes deliver a dusting of desert-vibes, merging into a truly catchy refrain, while closer “What Have We Become” offers a hallucinatory realm of calmness, setting a bold exclamation mark at the album’s epic end. Once again, GREENLEAF prove that they dare to think outside the box and deliver a heavy roller comprised of Sebastian Olsson’s rumbling drumming performance, fuzzy guitars, Fröhlich’s haunting bass lines, Arvid Hällagård’s powerful yet ghoulish vocals and undeniable, heavy stoner, southern desert and blues vibes. Echoes From A Mass was recorded at Studio Gröndahl in October 2020 by former band member Karl Daniel Lidén, who also mixed and mastered the record at Tri-Lamb Studios. Lidén is recognized for his work with well-known acts such as Katatonia, Bloodbath, Lowrider and Crippled Black Phoenix, to name a few.

Support: Psychlona


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