Retro-rock lovers, take note of another name, MAMONT, and of another date for some more cool stuff from rocking Sweden: September 28th 2012.
A due premise - The Swedish label Ozium Records is one of those underground labels that are doing a cool work indeed for supporting and promoting their beloved music, i.e. stoner, fuzz and 70s retro-sounding psych /blues/ prog tunes, and the bands devoted to it. (Ozium Records)
Ozium Records has been therefore a great addiction to the panorama of the Scandinavian, first, and then international labels devoted to this scene. I say “international” because the label is continuously expanding its distro selection of albums by dirty hard rocking and fuzzy-loving underground bands from all over Europe and even from across the oceans. There’s a lot of research behind this expansion, research and endless curiosity by the folks behind this fine label.
The appreciation and the success of this enterprise has encouraged the label in starting up its own roster of bands (Swedish bands, for the moment …) and producing their albums from the scratch.
Lugnoro was the first band (see the post about their fine debut album here.)
Now it is time for another deed, a second band in the roster and another proud Ozium Records-tagged debut album out!
The band is MAMONT, four rockers from Nyköping. The band is known to those of you who, for example, religiously follow Bill Goodman’s unfailing Daily Bandcamp suggestions out at The Soda Shop. Their self-titled EP earlier this year was a cool mouthful of Mamont’s style deeply rooted in and inspired by vintage rock of the roaring 70s, Black Sabbath, hard fuzzy stoner rock in the vein of Truckfighters and doped retro-rock à-la Witchcraft/Graveyard.
So here we are: Mamont’s debut album “Passing Through the Mastery Door” will be out on September 28th 2012 via Ozium Records.
A review will come soon.
Please note that the release party will be on friday September 28th at KGB, Stockholm. There, and only there, it will be possible to buy one of the cool t-shirts bearing the jolly one-eyed mammoth on the album cover.
If you are in Stockholm, don’t miss the event!
Words: Marilena Moroni
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