Thursday, May 14, 2015

Kamchatka...Swedish heavy blues outfit new album release "Long Road Made of Gold"

After the success of their previous album, "The Search Goes On", Kamchatka's 6th album, "Long Road Made of Gold" is due for release in May 2015 on Despotz Records. 10 brand new Kamchatka tunes, this time mixed and mastered by UK’s finest, Russ Russell.

Same but different is a good description of the new Kamchatka album. Thomas Juneor Anderssons soulful vocals and bluesy fretboard work is intact. The same goes for Tobias Strandviks tasteful drumming with nods to both classic and progressive rock. Per Wibergs bass roars way down below and there’s no mistake telling what band is blasting out of the speakers, yet there’s something new going on. 

When listening to Long Road Made of Gold you can really tell this is a band who took their time to make a great album, not a bunch of songs thrown together. There’s a certain playfulness to this album, both in the performance as well as the song arrangements that has a stronger presence than before.

Buckle up and get ready for a joyous a ride as Kamchatka take the listener to a couple of places the band never visited before without losing it’s trademark sound. Album opener Take Me Back Home starts with a banjo to underline the journeyman vibe and then twists and turns into a grooving progressive riff fest. The album title is a combination of two songs this time, the sly blues chanting bottleneck song Long Road and the ferocious shuffle beat of Made Of Gold. There’s no lack of uptempo rockers either and the first single Get Your Game On is surely proof of this with it’s steady beat and uplifting sing-a-long chorus.

Kamchatka is
Per Wiberg – bass/vocals
Tobias Strandvik – drums
Thomas “Juneor” Andersson – guitar/vocals

Kamchatka online

Despotz Records online

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