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Volcanova - Radical Waves

Volcanova is a stoner/dessert rock band from Iceland. The band name is probably inspired by Iceland’s many volcanoes?

Icelandic stoner rockers in Volcanova are set to release their debut album Radical Waves August 21 on The Sign Records. The album contains 10 super groovy tracks straight from the snow-covered deserts of the far north. Prepare yourself for a fuzzy journey through glaciers and geysers in your super-duper van – this volcano is about to erupt! The track I`m Off

In an alternative reality where Kyuss didn’t get their start in the sun-drenched weather of California, but in a cold barren volcanic landscape of Iceland, you would get Volcanova. Members hailing from 3 corners of this unique island of lava fields, glaciers, and hot springs came together to erupt a fresh take on desert rock. Building on this style the band pays homage to classics such as Black Sabbath with big crushing doom riffs while adding virtuosic twists and turns with passages that wouldn’t go amiss on a progressive sludge album in the vein of Mastodon or Gojira. The track Sushi Sam,

They can turn their hand to thunderous fuzzy riffs in the style of Fu Manchu or some somber moments more alike to YOB. All this coupled with a live show that would make you think that you were in a Red Fang video! In a fake mainstream world where the music industry would rather promote an Ariana Grande single over a Josh Homme release, Volcanova will take you on a real and thrilling ride on record or live. There is never a dull moment with Volcanova.

Volcanova was founded in the summer of 2014 with principle songwriter Samúel Ásgeirsson on guitar and vocals and after a few lineup changes the band finally settled on a winning formula with Þorsteinn Árnason of (Rock Paper Sisters) on bass and vocals and Dagur Atlason (Churchhouse Creepers) on drums and vocals.

The band found an infectious groove and togetherness that would be fitting of a band that had been playing for decades rather than years. With all the members of the band being strong vocalists with their own character, whilst also being able to pull off tight 3 part harmonies, they can keep the listener engaged when they are rocking and rolling! Uplifting moments with epic guitar solos are underpinned by headbanging bass grooves complemented with tasteful use of cowbell!

Having extensively toured their own country, playing Eistnaflug festival and regularly playing high profile support slots in the capital Reykjavik with Elder, Brain Police, Sólstafir and the Vintage Caravan the band have set sights on trips abroad in recent times notably converting the people of Scotland to the cause on two different outings. Whether playing large cities such as Glasgow or playing in the remote highlands they band has made audiences fall in love with their special brand of Icelandic stoner rock wherever they have played.

Line-up: Samúel Ásgeirsson – guitar and vocals, Þorsteinn Árnason – bass and vocals and Dagur Atlason – drums and vocals.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (4269 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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