Swedish hard rock purveyors KAMCHATKA unleash new single off upcoming album ‘Hoodoo Lightning’; out Dec. 6th on Border Music
Sweden’s blues rock veterans KAMCHATKA share the second single taken from their new album « Hoodoo Lightning », due out December 6th on Border Music. Get groovy with « Fool » now!
Bassist and vocalist Per Wiberg comments: « Since both me and Thomas sing it’s cool to mix it up and share verses and choruses. I’ve always liked rock bands that have two or more lead vocalists, like Kiss, Grand Funk & ZZ Top for example. It brings more life to the songs I think and also underlines the fact that we’re a band. Obviously it’s fun and entertaining for both us and the audience in a live situation as well and it takes away a little of the pressure of having one guy doing the majority of the lead vocals. »
Stream Kamchatka’s groovy new single « Fool » HERE
Sonically it’s a grittier KAMCHATKA we hear this time and it’s evident that there’s a new levelof energy shining through Hoodoo Lightning, a more confident take-no-prisoners kind of attitude and closer to the uncompromising experience of seeing the band live. Also introducing the shared lead vocals from Thomas & Per on many of the tracks gives the power trio format an extra punch and a wider dynamic range.
‘Hoodoo Lightning’ was produced by KAMCHATKA & Jonas Kjellgren. It was recorded by Tobias Strandvik at Kamchatka Shelter, mixed and mastered by Jonas Kjellgren at Black Lounge Studios. First single « Rainbow Ridge » can be streamed at this location.
KAMCHATKA New album ‘Hoodoo Lightning’
Out December 6th via Border Music
and November 29th on streaming platforms
After an unforeseen break during 2017 due to various injuries and surgeries KAMCHATKA came back last year to play live again. What was supposed to be a few low key gigs to get back together and write some new music quickly turned into 50 shows, headline tours, support slots and festival appearances. The band also recorded and released a well received 7-inch on the German boutique vinyl label H42 Records with 2 new exclusive tracks.
One step back but two steps forward might be an appropriate way of describing Hoodoo Lightning as all the signature ingredients we’ve come to know are there. The guitar wizardry and heartfelt vocals from Thomas Juneor Andersson as well as the rock solid swinging rhythm section of Tobias Strandvik & Per Wiberg are present as always and guides the listener through all the rock and roll twists and turns imaginable.
As usual the music itself is heavily rooted in the 60’s & 70’s but Jonas Kjellgren has managed to avoid all the pitfalls of the slick retro sound and instead found a great balance between an up to date powerful in-the-moment sound with lots of creative details. Combined with the classy as ever songwriting and vigorous performances it’s the sound of a band who knows what they want and what they’re good at! Hoodoo Lightning strikes!
KAMCHATKA will be presenting the album during their full European tour with Graveyard and Clutch:
02.12.19 GER Wiesbaden – Schlachthof
03.12.19 GER Oberhausen – Turbenenhalle
05.12.19 GER Bremen – Aladin
06.12.19 GER Nurnberg – Löwenbsaal
07.12.19 FR Strasbourg – La Laiterie
08.12.19 FR Lyon – Le Transbordeur
10.12.19 SP Barcelona – Sala Apolo
11.12.19 SP Madrid – Sala But
14.12.19 SP Bilbao – Santana
15.12.19 FR Bordeaux – Le Rocher de Palmer
17.12.19 UK Southampton – O2 Guildhall
18.12.19 UK London – Roundhouse
19.12.19 UK Leeds – O2 Academy
20.12.19 UK Nottingham – Rock City
Thomas Juneor Andersson – Vocals, Guitar & Percussion
Tobias Strandvik – Drums & Percussion
Per Wiberg – Vocals, Bass & Keys