The new band of ‘Mr.Dango’ from Truckfighters. ?
Debut album ‘Question Mark’ out Nov 13th, pre order in our WEBSHOP
Album comes on Cd digipack / LP / LP limited edition boxset
Single ‘Lonewolf’ out now, listen HERE
The brand-new single ‘Lonewolf’, opens with a funky and psychedelically charged Primus-esque melody before dropping into a driving groove amid crunching riffs with soaring vocal melodies.
On the track, guitarist Niklas Källgren comments, “’Lonewolf’ is a track focused on the groove, intensity and vibe. The lyrics are about suffering from and handling the pressure of the world, and the expectations from society that push you into a corner when feel different. It’s about daring you to be yourself, to let your creativity loose and to live like you want to live – it’s your life.”
The band sees Sweden and Norway joins forces, as Truckfighters guitarist Niklas ‘Mr.Dango’ Källgren has teamed up with ex-Truckfighters/Witchcraft drummer Oskar ‘Pezo’ Johansson and Maurice Adams from Breed/Motorfinger on vocals.
The brainchild of Källgren, he also produced, engineered, mixed and mastered the album as well as playing bass and singing backing vocals.
Question Mark is a very diverse rock record that opens with the ten-minute odyssey ‘Realityline,’ with vocal harmonies reminiscent of early 90s grunge heroes such as Soundgarden and Alice In Chains whilst elevating guitar lines weave over a pulsating backdrop of rhythm.
Elsewhere ‘In My Mind My Secret Place’ sees them slow things up with an ethereal acoustic atmosphere building into a hypnotically heavy and devastating end, whilst album closer ‘The Zone’ is a furiously catchy anthem with Kallgren’s trademark fuzz-fueled sound piercing through.
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Elden believes in the power of heavy metal riffs, melodic choruses and an all out head banging experience. Formed in 2012 in Karlstad, Sweden, the band started writing songs influenced by artists like Mastodon, Baroness, The Sword and classic bands from the 70´s and 80´s. They recorded and released their first demo one year later and performed on a regular basis at local venues. Come 2015, Elden released their first EP and started touring across the country.
Having built a small following of both local and international fans the band started developing their sound, taking their songwriting in an interesting direction – even heavier riffs, more distinct vocals and an overall more impressive production. Debut album “Death and Fear” hit the shelves in November 2016 and got fantastic reviews:
“Right from the opening song “Wermland” I was completely hooked, and now am having serious trouble turning this album off.” – Metal-temple.com
“…propulsive drumming, turbo-charged Sabbath riffs and vocals that are pure, 21st century Ozzy.” – Stoner HiVe
“Eldens debut demo is a superb hard rocking affair from start to finish showing off the bands excellent talents. If you want a band with plenty of groove and riff then Elden are the band for you.” – The Sludgelord
After touring Sweden to support the latest album, Elden looked to perform outside their Nordic home. In the summer of 2018 the band got the opportunity to support Stoned Jesus in Zagreb, Croatia. This would be the bands biggest show to date and the response could not have been better.
The future is very much exciting for fans of Elden. Having been picked up by critically acclaimed label Fuzzorama Records, Elden will release their new album “Nostromo” on the 24th of January 2020. Inspired by the cold darkness of time and space, these are by far the best songs the band have written.
A fat baby is born in Germany: The Heavy Seed, second album of Munich and Berlin based three-piece Swan Valley Heights. Ranging from three-minute-long instrumental bangers with no other intention than smashing heads to massive psych journeys that almost reach the quarter-hour mark; from big, ugly dissonances to acoustic guitar driven beach vibes – this eclectic piece of fuzzrock found its right home on Fuzzorama Records, even being mixed and mastered by no other than Truckfighters’ Mr. Dango.
Releasing their debut album back in 2016, which was praised as “of biblical proportions” (Heavy Planet) and “the perfect stoner rock / heavy psych album” (More Fuzz), Swan Valley Heights quickly found their booth within the scene. Heavy, unique riffing and a semi-serious take on stoner rock’s clichés are fusing with a fascination for the psychedelic aesthetics and big spaces of the many branches the genre has to offer.
Swan Valley Heights has been labeled progressive stoner, psychedelic fuzzrock and space grunge, birthing music that is far away from simply riding standard patterns into oblivion.
Five-track beast The Heavy Seed will see the light of day September 6th 2019.The album comes in CD Digipack, and three different vinyl versions:
LTD edition Aside/Bside twin colored vinyl RED / AQUA BLUE + poster + patch + pick
SEA BLUE LP
Pre order from www.fuzzoramastore.com
We offer signed records of all configurations as well as signed posters.
May the fuzz be with you all.
Space, in its unfathomable vastness, has since long been a subject of fascination for those who tilt their heads toward the skies. Full of awe despite its supposed desolation, it is here we place our hopes and dreams of a better future, of continued existence altogether. It is also here, where the lines between dream and reality become too subtle to differentiate, that we find three entities emerging from the apparent void. Their figures mere shadows, as if cast by the beckoning lights that burn from lifetimes away. Though the dead air does not reverberate, these travelers know not of silence. As wielders of the mighty fuzz-science fiction rock they seem to echo through the very core of existence, unearthing a reality more bizarre than the strangest of fictions. Yet they move forward, to the extent such a direction is possible in the depths of the universes. Their destination is unclear, as is their mission, but the cosmos is calling and they will answer. Inspired by uncertainty and with a serendipitous approach, they know but this: no power in the ‘verse can stop them!
Who would have thought the only telling of the story that marked the start of the anomaly would be in Swedish? Not that there was anyone left to speak it, or any language for that matter. Words had, after all, given way to mere sounds and those who could still make any utterances at all did so without real coherence or actual attempts at communicating. Communication had since long proven a fruitless endeavor anyway and if you wished to live, brief as that horror of an existence would inevitably be, you stayed hidden and you stayed silent.
There were however, in the midst of the madness, four people to whom the story was always known, making its realization no less of an atrocity to them. They knew because they had read it, one of them even wrote it. The author, now somewhat of a prophet in the eyes of the remaining three, had written it especially for them. His whereabouts, if he still existed, was anyone’s guess, as was the whereabouts of his writings. Had he predicted everything, or did reality itself conform to his narrative? Or to their interpretation of it? Whatever the case, it had all gone terribly wrong. With the emergence of the first Creature, time appeared to break off from its linear passage as it started moving simultaneously in every direction, reawakening ancient horrors and setting in motion calamities never meant for human eyes to behold. Delirium soon set in, as if humanity’s only mechanism able to cope with the new facts of existence.
The story of what happened that day remains only in the songs, their songs, and that is why they still sing them. They can’t forget. They mustn’t. Who else could possibly hope to bring some closure, to even try? Tragic as it may seem, this tale was theirs to tell, if only to keep their memories alive and their quickly waning sanity intact. If there was anybody left to listen, it wasn’t here. The great unknown bared its enticing fangs as the thought of escape increasingly occupied their minds.
Escapism had always been key when it came to their music and through its cathartic nature they dealt with whatever life threw at them. Be it puzzling questions of meaning and purpose that mankind had pondered since her inception, eccentric thought experiments or the most mundane of concerns, music provided a haven where issues of all sort could be reflected upon and seen in new lights. But this was something else entirely. Their melodies had brought them far and wide across the lands and to the deepest corners of their minds, but the journey on which they were about to embark would be the very epitome of, literally speaking, escapism.
In their hearts they knew that earth was lost. The once pale blue dot now rather parallelled its closest planetary neighbour, as if the unwilling blood of the earthlings had refilled the oceans. The furious red glow of their former home came steadily into view whilst the skies around them grew ever more black. From here it was almost a sight of beauty. Just another one of countless lights on the cosmic backdrop, shining fireflies in the dead of night.
And who knows? When the curtain closes on their final performance amongst the stars, maybe they too will shine for eternities in the heavens. A constellation to tell those to come and those yet encountered of a trio’s travels through the unknown. A constellation through which the cosmos will remember the three who sang for everyone and no one, and throughout existence, forever echoed will be the name:
Their debut EP was released in 2010 and introduced a new band that in the words of the Georgia Straight, were “dedicated to tracking down and capturing the dying breed of rock and roll”. With a buzz around them in Vancouver, they crossed paths with Tanis Gibbons, apprentice to Colin Steward at ‘The Hive’ recording studio. 2011 would see them cut a full length LP with Tanis, working through the nights at the Burnaby studio. Discorder Magazine expressed “the trio definitely bring their own individuality to the sound, in a genre that can get fairly muddy” and “with bands like WHB around, it seems rock’n’roll is just fine”. Fueled by more local acclaim, the band continued to play regularly around Vancouver, seeing a growing fan base with every show.
We Hunt Buffalo continued to strive to play dirty, grimy rock and roll. In 2013 they released an EP, entitled “Blood From a Stone”. It was recorded at Nimbus School of Recording Arts by Alex ‘Condor’ Aligizakis. Exclaim! magazine comments on the title track: “…a fuzz-bomb riff that would make Tom Morello proud…Indeed this is a headbanger’s paradise.” In December 2013, the band was added as direct support to Monster Truck on their cross Canada tour. The remainder of the year saw them doing multiple tours of Eastern and Western Canada supporting the likes of Sleepy Sun, Band of Skulls and Biblical. They would close out 2014 with an appearance at Victoria’s Rifflandia Festival and a hometown show supporting Red Fang in Vancouver. They have also shared stages with Monster trucks, Chevelle, Matt Mays, Danko Jones, Steel Panther and Living Colour. Multiple tours of the region followed where they played with the Pack A.D, Electric Six and Nightseeker (Fubar’s Deaner).
Currently, the band has a new record in the bag, recorded by Jesse Gander (Bison, Japandroids, Anciients) at Raincity Recorders. It’s a full length album that promises to be their most dynamic record to date. They have just announced Western Canadian spring dates supporting Cancer Bats. Look for them not only in Canada, but the rest of the world, in the years to come.
NEW ALBUM; “LIVING GHOSTS” RELEASEDATE 25:th of SEPT!
2. Back to the river
3. Prairie Oyster
4. Hold on
7. The barrens
8. Looking glass
9. Walk again
VALLEY OF THE SUN
Old Gods by Valley of the Sun is released on 24th May 2019 on Fuzzorama Records
“Valley of the Sun sound like one of those bands best experienced in a dive bar with sweat dripping off the walls – a perfect setting for the short, sharp shock of ‘The Hunt’, the QOTSA-esque jaunt of ‘Land of Fools’, where Ryan Ferrier’s huge vocals sound like Steven Tyler experiencing an exorcism.” – METAL HAMMER
“There’s no question that Valley of the Sun are placing themselves at the forefront of the new generation of American heavy rock.” – THE OBELISK
Fuzzorama Records – home to world beating rock of Truckfighters, Deville and Skraeckoedlan – is thrilled to announce the release of Old Gods; the brand-new studio album from the US band, Valley of the Sun. Formed in Cincinnati, OH in 2010, the band instantly established themselves as a force to be reckoned with, thanks to two self-released EPs; the kind that never seem to go unnoticed/unheard for long. Often compared to the likes of Corrosion of Conformity, Alice in Chains and Badmotorfinger-era Soundgarden –the latter due in no small part to singer Ryan Ferrier’s exemplary vocal range – listeners are treated to a sound that runs the gamut of blues, hard rock, grunge and heavy metal, with big riffs, fuzzed out hooks and deep bass grooves. For the band, whose last release came in 2016 with the impressive Volume Rock, new album Old Gods is a new and exciting concoction expertly packaged and delivered with a raw and unbridled power whether listened to via stage or speaker. In this incarnation, incorporating heady moments of psychedelia and assuming a form unlike anything the band has ever attempted before.
“To me, Old Gods is a meditation on who I once was, who I am now, and who I’d like to become,” explains guitarist/vocalist Ryan Ferrier.
“We try to evolve with each album,” adds drummer Aaron Boyer. “On Old Gods we added some heavier elements, darker tones, and a touch of psychedelia. We tried some things on this record that we’ve never done before and that made it a lot of fun to make.”
The album comes in CD digipack as well as three different vinyl versions; Black LP Gatefold incl poster and sticker , Transperant Green LP Gatefold incl poster and sticker, Splatter LP Gatefold incl two posters and a sticker. The Splatter version will only be sold through Fuzzorama’s own webstore as well as by the band at live shows.
VALLEY OF THE SUN:
Ryan Ferrier – Guitar/Vocals
Aaron Boyer – Drums
Chris Sweeney – Bass, Keys
Josh Pilot – guitars
2014: Electric Talons of the Thunderhawk (CD/LP/DIGI)
2016: Volume Rock (CD/LP/DIGI)
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Valley Of The Sun
When listening to Witchrider, you will eventually end up in a void. It might creep you out at first, but if you let it in you’ll find that it’s actually the beauty that’s been haunting you…
“The thing about making music is, there are no boundaries. It’s like a spirit of emotions that eventually passes through your body…you never know what you’re gonna’ end up with.” says Frontman Daniel Dorninger. “I don’t even know how to make music on purpose.”
“Being able to work on music all the time is essential for all of us.” states drummer Michael Hirschmugl, while giving me a tour around the apartment . “That’s why we record must of our stuff at home if we can. See, there’s even a freakin’ drum kit next to my bed!”
Before finalizing their name to “Witchrider” they had the name “Desert Mountain”. (After “Desert Sessions” in California). However, they decided that “Witchrider” was a better fit to their musical style. The idea was taken from sleep paralysis aka. riding the witch. – “Experiencing seeing a face-less person standing next to you, yet you’re unable to move, act or even make a sound is just pure terror…but on other hand strangely fascinating.”- says Hans Peter Leitner.
Witchrider started performing their first shows in late 2012, after Bernhard Weigl joined the band as the bassists and final member to date. “Playing live is one of the most important aspects to being a band. It’s the way of connecting to the crowd and fans, see how they respond to the songs and just to experience how the energy flows.”
Although the songs work with each other as one whole picture, Witchrider’s music seems to vary a bit from time to time. “I always found musical style not really that important. What counts the most is whether you can identify yourself with the music or not. I know I can and I am happy about every person who can as well. I think that’s what makes music “cool”.” replied Hans-Peter.
“Some people are calling us stoner-rock, some alternative, some occult-rock… I think we’re happy with that for now.” says Michael.
2014: Witchrider EP (DIGI)
2014: I’m outta breath – Single (DIGI)
2014: Unmountable Stairs – Album (CD/LP)
2020: You Lied -Single (DIGI)
2020: I am Confused (DIGI)
Heavy, progressive Swedish spaced-out 70’s-style fuzzrock. The band was formed in the winter of 2003-2004. Releases: “Demo 2004”, “Ep 2005”, “Asteroid & Blowback” (Fuzz Split 2006, Release April 2006 by Fuzzorama Records), “Asteroid” (2007), II (2010).
The history of Asteroid is a psychedelic space saga, timeless and endless, with no upside or downside, but with a beautiful ending. The band, formed during the winter of 2003, have
undertaken a long musical journey and developed a sound well fit to the trio constellation. After being formed as a regular stoner band, it didn’t take long before new grounds were conquered. Since then, influences have been collected from blues and British 70’s classic rock, but also from Swedish traditional folk music.
Asteroid is today a well-known live act all over Europe with constant touring and a reputation of wild and sweaty live shows. Hold on to your hats!
2007: S/T (CD/DIGI)
2010: II (CD/LP/DIGI)
2016: III (CD/LP/DIGI)
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FUZZORAMASHOP – III