Berlin stoner rockers SAMAVAYO to release « Dakota » this May on Setalight Records; new song streaming live now!

Germany’s stoner rock trio SAMAVAYO have just announced the spring release of fifth album Dakota through Setalight Records, also unveiling their in-your-face new track « Overrun », streaming exclusively today on The Obelisk.


Listen to SAMAVAYO’s new song « Overrun » NOW


Recorded at Berlin’s Big Snuff Studio by Richard Berhens (Heat, Samsara Blues Experiment) in February 2016, Dakota is the band’s fifth full-length and their first record as a three-piece.

All instruments on Dakota were recorded simultaneously, no digital correction tool was used in order to preserve the band’s live energy, which they are well-known for. The album was named after the Native American tribe: “Dakota” means a friend, an ally. A perfect translation of SAMAVAYO‘s creative synergy and unity as a band throughout the years.


SAMAVAYO – New album Dakota

Out on May 6th, 2016 via Setalight Records

Pre-orders available at this location




  1. Arezooye Bahar
  2. Itsuarpok
  3. Dakota
  4. Cross The Line
  5. Intergalactic Hunt
  6. Overrun
  7. Kodokushi


Artwork by Dark Jordão

Formed in 2010, German heavy rock band SAMAVAYO have been a trio for only three years now. All three band members grew up in East Berlin’s neighbourhoods of Lichtenberg and Friedrichshain. As a 10-year old kid, singer Behrang Alavi fled to Berlin as a political refugee from his home country of Iran, whereas brothers Andreas and Stephan Voland grew up in the GDR in East Berlin.

After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the city opened its doors, letting in all cultural influences from abroad. The capital became a melting pot where a singer from Teheran and two brothers from Berlin could start making music. More than 500 live shows in Europe and overseas followed, including Brazil, Albania, Greece, Croatia, France. Ranking among the most touring stoner bands in Germany, SAMAVAYO performed at Stoned from the Underground and will make an appearance at Desertfest Berlin this spring.

This new album as a three piece entitled Dakota blends the sound of 70’s and 90’s rock, combining progressive instrumental jams and heavier mosh-inducing parts with oriental elements and unusual rhythms. The best example is ”Arezuye Bahare“, which is SAMAVAYO‘s second song in Persian language. Iranian singer Behrang Alavi sings about freedom: as a former political refugee, Behrang reacts to a current European topic that affects him deeply because of his own experience.


01.04 – Cottbus (DE) Blue Moon Festival

02.04 – Erfurt (DE) From Hell Club

16.04 – Zwickau (DE) Seilerstrasse

21.04 – Bielefeld (DE) Forum

22.04 – Halle (DE) Hühnermanhattan

23.04 – Leipzig (DE) Halle 5

30.04 – Berlin (De) Desertfest Berlin

10.05 – Potsdam (DE) KuZe

11.05 – Hamburg (DE) Bar 227

12.05 – Erfurt (DE) Museumskeller

13.05 – Ulm (DE) Hexenhaus

14.05 – Würzburg (DE) Immerhin

16.05 – Salzburg (AT) Rockhaus

17.05 – Wien (AT) Viper Room

18.05 – Brno (CZ) Bajkazyl

19.05 – Nürnberg – Zentralcafe**

20.05 – Leipzig -Moritzbastei**

21.05 – Berlin (DE) BiNuu

23.05 – Karlsruhe (DE) AKK**

24.05 – Basel (CH) Kaschemme**

25.05 – Luzern (CH) Bruch Brothers**

26.05 – Winterthur (CH) Helveti**

27.05 – Mannheim (CH) Mohawk

** w/ Mother Engine


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