They are so freaking awesome. When German seed KADAVAR bloomed earlier this decade, the whole stoner community went literally awestruck in front of the band’s very heavy, genuine and powerful approach of 70’s proto-doom. The first time we started listening to KADAVAR’s first eponymous record, we felt like we couldn’t get enough, ever. So after one year of crazy touring over Europe plus many a few festivals, the band sat down in Berlin to record its second album. Which is now ready to be released. And guess what, they also just got signed on Nuclear Blast Europe ! It’s only the beginning…
KADAVAR’s new record is called “Abra Kadavar” and will be out on April 5th, 2013. The band’s groovy drummer Tiger commented on this news : “After last year’s final show had been played in mid-December, we started writing new songs. We’ve already had a couple of finished tracks in May 2012, but those were eventually released on a split-LP with AQUA NEBULA OSCILLATOR in November 2012, which is why we started at square one again. As we knew that there was no procrastination and no going back for us, we sat down for two weeks straight to finish composing with total commitment. We’re perfectly happy with the outcome – I’d even say that Abra Kadavar comprises the best compositions we’ve created to date. The songs are more diversified, the ideas feel more spontaneous. Moreover, we’ve tried to capture much more of our live energy, which is why we’ve recorded almost everything all together in one room, with the amps turned up to the max – solely the vocals and a handful of guitar solos were added afterwards.” (Source : Nuclearblast.de )
“Abra Kadavar” was entirely recorded, mixed and mastered at Tiger’s home studio. These guys are old school and true to the core. Their signing on Nuclear Blast’s european division (based in Germany) will surely allow them to get the exposure they deserve, alongside with great bands like Graveyard or Witchcraft.
So, while waiting for their appearances at our favorite festivals this spring AND the release of the new record, let’s enjoy these amazing leftovers taken from its outtakes, which made it to the KADAVAR / AQUA NEBULA OSCILLATOR split LP released on This Charming Man Records.
MOAR KADAVAR HERE
Last modified: 11 February 2015