The seventh edition of SonicBlast Moledo will count with the presence of Orange Goblin, Kadavar, Sasquatch, Yuri Gagarin, The Well and Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, in addition to the previous confirmed Elder, Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 and Monolord!
With more than 20 years on the road, Orange Goblin are certainly one of the most cherished and distinguished bands of the British musical world. Their impeccable union between Heavy Metal, Stoner Rock and many Psychedelic influences doesn’t leave no one indifferent, managing to captivate any mind that seeks energetic riffs and lots of well-done Rock n Roll. Already counting with numerous presences on noteworthy festivals, such as Ressurection Fest, Hell Fest or Desert Fests, the British quartet will now pass through the North of Portugal, for a concert which will assuredly be one of the most awaited act for all the Moledo’s pilgrims.
After their apotheotic show at SonicBlast Moledo’s third edition back in 2013, the German Kadavar return to demonstrate the excellence of their Heavy Rock done a la 70’s, filled with Psychedelic influences, reminiscent of the great sounds of the Classic Rock. Their exponential growth turned them into one of the most prominent bands within the actual Rock scene, leading them to play shows all over the world, including various European tours (performing at the very last Yellowstock Festival, Rockavaria, Download Festival or Hell Fest), as well as passages through the North American continent (such as on the South by Southwest festival) and even a couple of tours through Australia. This time, the band brings with them their latest album “Berlin”, the second one released under Nuclear Blast Records, which was greatly acclaimed by all the retro-rock aficionados and promises to show the new virtues of the mighty Kadavar.
From California,more precisely from the city of Los Angeles, we announce the comeback of Sasquatch to the Portuguese lands, a notable band within the Stoner Rock movement, who has been relentlessly practicing it since the beginning of the century. Profoundly rooted to the 70’s Hard Rock, the Californian power-trio stands out for the influences’ panoply incorporated in their sound, from the Classic Rock of Grand Funk Rail Road or Mountain, to the 90’s explosion of Grunge, with Soundgarden or Melvins. The band is now placing the final touches on their fifth studio album, the follow-up to “IV”, so we can all expect to hear some new tunes soon.
Hailing from Sweden, we welcome for the first time ever in Portugal the Psychedelic Space Rock of Yuri Gagarin, the cosmic quintet whose approach to each musical theme corresponds to an authentic trip through time and space, preparing to lift our mind to the most distant cosmos. Having performed at Greece’s Smoke the Fuzz Fest, at Copenhagen Psych Fest Spring Edition and already announced to DesertFest London, now we add Portugal to the map of the next cosmic explorations, with all systems ready to be turned inside out by the Swedish cosmonauts.
After being confirmed to play at The Maryland Doom Fest and both DesertFests (London and Berlin), the Austin based The Well are also confirmed to invade Moledo with their singular compositions. Gifted with a sound which blends Psychedelic Rock, Heavy Blues and sinister melodies, the Texas power-trio will bring along their newest album, entitled “Pagan Science”, the successor of the outstanding “Samsara”, both released by the exceptional label Riding Easy Records. We can absolutely predict that this will be one of the shows of the year for the SonicBlast public.
Directly from Wales, we cast the musical druidism of Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, exemplary practitioners of their own Doom Metal’s kind, which could be described as both obscure and ethereal, always guaranteeing that the cult to the riff and to the celestial chants is more than alive.
With the dates already settled for August 11th and 12th, the seventh edition of SonicBlast Moledo starts to take shape with its first confirmations. To begin with the revelations, we will be welcoming the Bay Staters Elder, the Tokyoites Kikagaku Moyo/幾何学模様 and the Gothenburgers Monolord!
Coming directly from the East Coast of United States of America, we proudly announce the long-awaited first visit of Elder to Portugal’s lands, bringing with them the ultimate blend of Progressive Heavy Rock, Psychedelic Rock and Stoner Doom Metal. This unique sound signature, took them to major stages, like Keep it Low Festival, Roadburn Festival (which resulted in the album Live at Roadburn 2013), DesertFest Belgium or Freak Valley Festival. Their most recent album, the extraordinary “Lore”, was considered by many a truly transcendental work of art, a masterpiece which we can’t wait to experience live.
Kikagaku Moyo, which literally is translated to “Geometric Patterns”, will be returning to Portugal to deliver a righteous dose of “feeling good music”, clearly one the finest sounds of Japanese psychedelic world. Passing through festivals like Eindhoven Psych Lab, Duna Jam or Levitation Austin Fest, it is now time to live the sitar folk psych right by Moledo’s beach. Close your eyes, clear your mind and prepare to embrace the cosmic acid folk universe, with the supreme jams of Geometric Patterns.
We gladly welcome back to Portugal the Swedish Doomers Monolord, who after performing at Barroselas Metal Fest 2016, return to spread their colossal heaviness, always worshipping the almighty riff, keeping the sounds fuzzy and haunted, as we like them. It goes without saying that their shows are completely demolishers and mesmerizing, so we all know what to expect.