Gothenburg-based hard rockers MAMON successfully takes us back to the early 70’s! They are mixing the groove from early LED ZEPPELIN along with a vigorous Hammond organ that makes you remember the first time you heard DEEP PURPLE’s mighty “In Rock”. Their first single “Creatures” is a mash-up of beautifully crafted melodies and arrangements, a skilled rhythm section that brings MOUNTAIN’s Felix Pappalardi and N.D. Smart to mind. Mix this with the dashing voice of Caroline Wennergrund and you got MAMON, a band that interpreters the best era of music in their own way.”
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Swedish acid rockers THREE SEASONS have been absolutely famed by fans and media for their genuine yet original 60s/70s sound, and there’s no wonder why – with the muscular riffs, grooving rhythms and really tasty solos, the band has found the perfect approach to the hard-hitting psychedelic, jammy blues rock from the past. And if their earlier work got you going (or perhaps “brought forth rivers of tears of joy in the eyes of music consumers and loudspeakers”, as one reviewer thought), the band’s upcoming full-length album GROW is guaranteed to get you going even more. On GROW we get 8 songs of the highest quality, all of which show a special side of the band’s music. To name a few, there is “Which Way” with a mystical opening that turns into a catchy, folky groove; “Drowning”, a full-on riffer with high energy and great latino-style percussion; “No Shame”, where the album gets emotional with some really heartfelt vocals; and in “Tablas of Bahar” there is the wordless magic of a traveling, many-sided instrumental. Further, an important novelty on this record is that lead guitarist and vocalist Sartez Faraj now also handles the hammond organ with great success – check out the 10-minute epic “Familiar Song” for sweet psychedelic melodies, great riffings and a most penetrating organ solo. To summarise: this album is certainly one of the musical higlights of 2014. The band has set their bar very high – previous releases LIFE’S ROAD, ESCAPE and UNDERSTAND THE WORLD have not only received loads of top score-reviews, high spots on the official album charts and “Best album of the year” awards, but also been sold-out and re-pressed – but GROW is sure to beat all expectations.
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Transubstans Records gladly presents GIN LADY’s new album!
The world prog fans shed tears when BLACK BONZO anounced their demise back in 2009. Most of them got their revival when GIN LADY rose from the ashes of BLACK BONZO, containing most members of BLACK BONZO. GIN LADY released their self titled debut back in 2012, and the reviwes were far better than fabolous ! Taking a step back towards the classic rock sounds, but still maintaining the unique sound of BLACK BONZO, one could not ask for a better debut album. Keeping the productive interest of creating new music GIN LADY now strikes back, attacking in full scale ! Not giving us a ordinary 40 minute album, but a album, clocking in on more close to 70 minutes,
we get the GIN LADY fever again !!
Out on 2 CD & 2 LP (black / transparent green)
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Three Seasons has now made the a second track from the coming album “Understand The World” available for streaming!
After a very successful debut album and a largely appreciated 7-incher, THREE SEASONS are now working on a new full-length LP! The album is a twisting and turning mixture going to many different places while at the same time never leaving the sound of Three Seasons – the grooving, hard-hitting drumming and dynamic bass married with characteristic lead vocals and a most wicked guitar sound. It’s a strong foundation of an original band, who clearly have developed and found their sound! Here you’ll find folky grooves, Hendrixian guitar leads, rock-solid riffing, and more still… These Swedes deliver yet another amazing release you’ll have to get your hands on ASAP! An essential record for anyone into LED ZEPPELIN, JIMI HENDRIX, DEEP PURPLE,
THE DOORS or bands similar.
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This time our friends at Sea Of Tranquility gave us some nice feedback on CAPTAIN CRIMSON’s coming debut album “Dancing Madly Backwards”!
“No doubt Sweden’s Captain Crimson were influenced by legendary ’70s band Captain Beyond, deciding to name their debut album after the classic track “Dancing Madly Backwards” from that bands self titled debut in 1972. Otherwise though, Dancing Madly Backwardsis another great Swedish retro ride, as so many bands from that country are doing a fine job of keeping those ’70s sounds alive.
Despite the band name and CD title obviously tipping their hat to Captain Beyond, the lads from Captain Crimson also tap into the vibe of such acts as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Atomic Rooster, Mountain, Cactus, UFO, Pentagram, Leaf Hound, Grand Funk Railroad, The Doors, and Humble Pie, as well as fellow Swedish acts Graveyard and Witchcraft. Loads of vintage fuzz-toned guitar riffs and solos abound, especially on the thick & muscular “River”, the doomy “Lonely Devils Club”, and the heavy blues-rock of “Mountain of Sleep”. The band delivers some melancholy hard rock/blues on the poignant “Don’t Take Me For a Fool”, while “Autumn” brings to mind the early, aggressive garage rock of the MC5 and Grand Funk Railroad, complete with raucous, distorted guitar & bass riffs that scream 1969. “Wizard’s Bonnet” is vintage sounding heavy rock complete with blistering lead guitar and meaty riffs, while “Silver Moon” and “True Color” could have easily been leftovers from Deep Purple’s In Rock album, minus the Hammond organ. The closing title track has some wonderful Black Sabbath styled power chords over intricate rhythms, and the lead vocals have plenty of attitude, which in fact can be said about the entire album.
Dancing Madly Backwards is a fun filled ride down memory lane, as Captain Crimson bring back images and sounds of so many great hard rock acts of the past, and do so in a convincing manner. You’ll be headbanging and playing air guitar to this entire album, I promise you. Another winner from the folks at Transubstand/Record Heaven!”
– Pete Pardo
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