Here are the track Kløpp Dreieventiln (Cut The Rotary Valve), and the band behind that track is Malossi taken from the forthcoming new album Blanke Barter (Shiny Mustache).
If you’re not familiar with Malossi, they play a groovy and bluesy mix of heavy rock and stoner rock that will surely appeal to fans of Clutch, Truckfighters and Five Horse Johnson and Blanke Barter is their first effort entirely sung in their native Norwegian.
Blanke Barter is the second album from the hard-hitting band from Oslo known as Malossi, with roots all the way into the darkest forests between Glomma and the Swedish border. On the album’s ten songs Malossi is more solid than ever, a vibrating and vivid band showing they play both with their heads and hearts.
Well-grounded in the timeless foundation of drums, bass, and guitar, lifted up by small melodious tales in their rugged native dialect from Solør, the listener is transported to distinctive places with recognizable characters and destinies. Mopeds held together by duct tape.
Teenagers listening to Black Sabbath, Kyuss and Clutch mixtapes in their Walkmans™, raging down the dirt road to the corner of the gas station, where they share a flask and tall tales.
Accordion music and old Swedish songs about suicide and long-haul trucking can be heard from the gas station radio. Along the path into the forest staggers an old man with a bag from the local liquor store.
The larger part of the album was ready before the corona pandemic happened, but the lock-down provided time to polish both music and musicians before release and upcoming gigs.
Renowned guest artists have been brought in for double bass, harmonica, organ, tuba and ratchet. The album is mixed by Daniel Bergstrand (In Flames, Dimmu Borgir, El Caco) & Fredrik Thordendal (Meshuggah), and mastered by Lawrence Mackrory (Onslaught, Baest, Pure Reason Revolution).
This is neither odd nor crooked, thoughtless or trendy. This is heavy Rock in Norwegian, with a small slice of American desert and a big chunk of Norwegian rural culture. Malossi is looking forward to sharing their stories with the people out there.
Vocals/Guitar: Roy Møllerud
Guitar: Tommy Hylden
Bass: Pål Salvesen
Drums: Øyvind Minsaas